Explain the feast of the first fruits commanded in Leviticus 23 as it affects the New Testament believers.

In the New Testament, we find no mention of “collecting firstfruits” from believers. “Firstfruits” is a picture of Christ or His church (I Corinthians 15:20,23 and II Thessalonians 2:13).

In Old Testament times, the Israelites were instructed to "bring the best of the firstfruits of your soil to the house of the LORD your God."  (Exodus […]

Matthew 18:17. What Church (ekklesia) was Jesus referring to at the time when He was preaching and was gathering His followers?

Conflicts between brethren are very personal matters to be handled as quietly as possible. The broad principle stated in Titus 3:2 should be honored, “Speak evil of no man”. If we are to “love our brother as ourselves,” Matthew 12:31, we surely want to be extremely careful in resolving any problems that should arise among us.

Thus, […]

What does God word say about people who they think they are transgender? Verses?

The ability to “change” genders is recent and is not addressed in the Bible. However, in the past, people would cross-dress and try to behave like a person of the opposite sex. This practice is condemned.

“A woman shall not wear man's clothing, nor shall a man put on a woman's clothing; for whoever does these […]

In the Bible, what are some themes about liberation? I am in that process.

The book of Exodus records that the whole nation of Israel was living in bondage under the Egyptians. Israel’s liberation came from God through the leadership of Moses. Because they had never existed as a free, self-governing nation, it was necessary that they receive and apply instruction before they entered the land of promise. Therefore, […]

What does it means to meditate on God's word day and night? Please give scriptural examples..

Psalm 1:2, “But his delight is in the law of the LORD, And in His law he meditates day and night.”​

The definition of the word “meditate” from Strong’s Concordance is “הָגָה hâgâh…; a primitive root, to murmur (in pleasure or anger); by implication, to ponder.”​

So, then, what is God’s Law? Our Lord said, “‘You shall love […]

December 21st, 2018|Christian Character and Conduct|

Why do people continue to decorate trees on the date of Tammuz's birthdate on December 25, when Jeremiah 10:4 clearly mentions its pagan roots?

“This is what the LORD says: "Do not learn the ways of the nations…for the practices of the peoples are worthless; they cut a tree out of the forest, and a craftsman shapes it with his chisel. They adorn it with silver and gold; they fasten it with hammer and nails so it will not […]

Please explain Galatians 5:1 (NASB), “It was for freedom that Christ set us free; therefore keep standing firm and do not be subject again to a yoke of slavery.”

Galatians 4:3-5, 7, 9 (CSB), “…we also,…were in slavery under the elements of the world. When the time came to completion, God sent his Son, born of a woman, born under the law, to redeem those under the law, so that we might receive adoption as sons….So you are no longer a slave but a […]

Are we to live a clean holy spiritual life in harmony with all?

Scriptures say "If it be possible, as much as lies in you, live peaceably with all men." (Romans 12:18) There is a difference in living in "peace" and living in "harmony." Though we have no right to force our beliefs upon another, as Christians, we can never abandon our principles or violate our conscience or […]

November 21st, 2018|Christian Character and Conduct|

Can we elect deaconesses in the church?

Yes, deaconesses may be elected in the church (ecclesia). In fact, the Bible mentions one sister who served in that capacity, although it doesn’t say whether or not she was elected. Romans 16:1 (NIV), “I commend to you our sister Phoebe, a deacon (servant) of the church in Cenchreae.”​

The word “deacon” is from the Greek […]

November 10th, 2018|Christian Character and Conduct, Miscellaneous Bible Questions|

How do we get rid of the negative traits in our lives that bring the wrath of God (Colossians 3:5-6)?

We start this cleansing process by keeping our minds focused on God. Romans 12:1,2 (Phillips translation), “Don’t let the world around you squeeze you into its own mold, but let God remold your minds from within…meet all his demands and move toward the goal of true maturity.”

Philippians 4:4-9 (Phillips translation), “Delight yourselves in God…never forget […]

November 10th, 2018|Christian Character and Conduct|