Which spirit did Absalom have when he rebelled against his father, David?

This is a very sad story. Absalom's half-brother, Amnon raped the beautiful Tamar, Absalom's sister. 2 Samuel 13:14-22 (NIV), “he (Amnon) was stronger than she, he raped her. Then Amnon hated her with intense hatred. In fact, he hated her more than he had loved her. Amnon said to her, 'Get up and get out!’ […]

May 11th, 2018|Bible and Bible Characters, Judgment|

I'm a man. What does the Bible say if I want to marry a second wife?

If you are a Christian man, you may only have one wife. The New Testament teaches that marriage is between one man and one woman and is a picture of the relationship between Jesus and His Bride. In Ephesians 5:22-33, we learn a man and a woman unite into one flesh at marriage. This pictures […]

May 5th, 2018|Bible and Bible Characters, Marriage|

What are some of the good things King Saul did during his reign in Israel?

The life of Saul is narrated in 1 Samuel chapters 9-15.  Saul was a member of the tribe of Benjamin, one of the smallest tribes and one which settled the hill country east of Jerusalem. Saul was a very tall man and especially handsome. (1 Samuel 9:2, 21) 

Respecting his character, he was not self-promoting. When […]

May 3rd, 2018|Bible and Bible Characters, Israel, Middle East|

Explain 5 important factors when translating the Bible.

Five main factors in good Bible Translation are:

1.  Objective.  Integrity requires the translator preserve what the original language says, even when it apparently contradicts his own theological understanding, or that of groups with which he associates or which are funding him.

2.  Ancient Manuscripts.  A translation can be no better than the Hebrew or Greek manuscripts/text […]

April 24th, 2018|Bible and Bible Characters, Miscellaneous Bible Questions|

What is 1 Corinthians about?

The Apostle Paul lived a year and a half in Corinth. This letter was written 3 ½ years after he left the city. Corinth was at the center of trade cross-roads and was known for its manufacturing, architecture, painting, and the location of the Greek Olympic games. It was morally degenerate, less refined and less given to […]

April 14th, 2018|Bible and Bible Characters|

Who spoke to Job, Moses, and Abraham directly? Was it God, Himself?

In general, God used messengers to speak to humans. Examples would be when Gabriel spoke to Mary, “During Elizabeth’s sixth month of pregnancy, God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a town in Galilee, to a virgin” (Luke 1:26, 27), and also spoke to Zecharias, “While he was in the temple of the Lord, Zacharias was […]

April 7th, 2018|Angels, Spirit Beings, Bible and Bible Characters, God, Faith|

What's the difference between being baptized in Jesus' name and baptized in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirt?

The words of the scripture, Matthew 28:19, have been changed from the original. At first, the verse read, “Go ye and make disciples of all the nations in my name, teaching them to observe all things, whatsoever I commanded you.” (Matthew 28:19, 20)   CHANGED TO   “Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing […]

What happened when Hagar returned back to her mistress, Sarah?

Earlier in the story of Abram’s life, Abram and Sarai could not conceive. Sarai thought God might bless a union between her servant Hagar and Abram. Apparently the women were on good terms, otherwise Sarai would not have considered building a family through Hagar. However, once Hagar became pregnant, she felt contempt toward Sarai.

Genesis 16:1-13(NIV), […]

March 5th, 2018|Bible and Bible Characters|

Is there anybody in the Bible (except Jesus) or in the world now who thanks God for being god? The highest gratitude anybody can show is to forget self to honor JEHOVAH GOD.

Absolutely! All the righteous from Abel through the Apostles were grateful for God being the God that He is.    

The Scriptures abound with descriptions of the greatness of God’s character. Whenever anyone acknowledges the characteristic attributes of our Lord Jehovah, we are praising and thanking Him for being Who He is!

The Psalms are a litany of […]

February 28th, 2018|Bible and Bible Characters, God, Faith|

Tell me about Stephen in the Bible.

The story of Stephen is found in Acts 6 and 7. He was a faithful and mature Christian. He was also chosen as one of the first deacons. Acts 6:2-8, " 'the Twelve gathered all the disciples together and said, “It would not be right for us to neglect the ministry of the word of […]

February 26th, 2018|Bible and Bible Characters, Christian Character and Conduct|