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|

1 Samuel 16:14. Why did the Lord send an evil spirit to trouble Saul? If God is good, why is there evil in Him?

There is no evil in God. 1 John 1:5, “God is Light, and in Him there is no darkness at all.” Additionally, “God is love,” and “God…cannot lie,” (1 John 4:16, Titus 1:2).

1 Samuel 16:14 reads, “But the Spirit of the LORD departed from Saul, and an evil spirit from the LORD troubled him.”

The word […]

Why is the Bible the holy, inspired word of God? Why not others books? 2Timothy 3:16 says all scripture is inspired by God. What does it mean by "all"? Why include the book of Revelation when it was written after the book of 2 Timothy? Who decided to name certain books as the Old Testament and the New Testaments?

In 2Timothy 3:16, “all scripture is inspired by God”, the verb “is” does not appear in the text but is understood (as is common in the case of the verb “to be” in classical languages).  Hence this scripture should properly be read as “all scripture inspired by God is also profitable for teaching, for reproof, […]

February 3rd, 2018|Bible and Bible Characters, Past and Present Prophesies|

Please explain John 1:1.

John 1:1-2 is both mistranslated and misunderstood. “With God” is incorrect and the correct reading word-for-word is “towards the God.” This is the same Greek word “towards” (“pros”) used in John 1:29 “The next day, John sees Jesus coming towards him.” Of the 99 uses of “pros” in John’s Gospel, it […]

February 3rd, 2018|Bible and Bible Characters, Jesus’ Life, Teachings, and Death|