Why did Jesus select only men to be his apostles?

Only men are to be leaders in the church. This is based on the following two scriptures. 1 Timothy 3:1,2, "This is a faithful saying: If a man desires the position of a bishop (overseer), he desires a good work. A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife…able to teach." 1 Corinthians […]

August 30th, 2018|Church and The Bride of Christ, Heaven and Earth|

Please explain the new heavens and new earth in Isaiah 65:17,18,19.

 “For behold, I create new heavens and a new earth; And the former shall not be remembered or come to mind. But be glad and rejoice forever in what I create; For behold, I create Jerusalem as a rejoicing, And her people a joy. I will rejoice in Jerusalem, And joy in My people; The […]

April 24th, 2018|Future Prophecies, Heaven and Earth|

How big is our universe? Was this universe created or did it exist with God? If created, did God alone create it or was it after the creation of Jesus?

The Bible does not speak about the size of our universe, but it speaks to the amazing power of our God. Currently, science sets an upper limit estimate for the size of our ever-expanding universe at 28 Gigaparsecs, or an amazing 864,100,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 meters (P. Bielewicz,  A. J. Banday, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, […]

February 10th, 2018|Creation, Evolution, Heaven and Earth, Miscellaneous Bible Questions|

Where will the saints of God spend eternity after this earth is destroyed by fire?

There are many scriptures which state the earth will be destroyed by fire. However these scriptures are symbolic. The fire and the earth are not literal.

Consider Zephaniah 3:8-12 (CSB), “Therefore, wait for me —this is the LORD’s declaration —until the day I rise up for plunder. For my decision is to gather nations, to assemble kingdoms, in order to pour out my indignation on them, all […]

What is the difference between the pre and post millennial Heavens?

The “Millennium” is the 1,000 year reign of Jesus and His church on earth. Revelation 20:6, “…they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with Him a thousand years.” There are definitely many differences in the symbolic heavens before and after Christ’s reign.

The air or the heavens represent the spiritual order […]

Does the Bible talk about climate change and flooding?

The Bible does indeed talk about climate change.

Since Adam’s sin, the earth has been cursed. Genesis 3:17 (NASB), “…Cursed is the ground because of you…”  The climate has gotten worse.  However in Isaiah 35:1,2,6,7, we find a promise of good climate change. When Christ reigns, the wilderness and desert will be changed into flowering fields.  […]

September 29th, 2017|Heaven and Earth, Kingdom and the Millennium|

When there is no heaven and earth, where will God dwell?

The question is most likely referring to the following scriptures:

Matthew 24:35, Mark13:31, Luke21:33, “Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.”

2 Peter 3:10, “But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements […]

When did the star appear, which the Magi followed, in relation to the birth of Christ? For how long did they travel and how did they know what the star signified?

There is an excellent, science-based article on the star of Bethlehem in the journal, Beauties of the Truth. Please follow the link www.beautiesofthetruth.org and go to the November 2011 issue. The article entitled What Did the Magi See? will explain this wonderful event.

Does the Bible speak of levels in Heaven? Will all Christians (the devoted and the backsliders) receive the same reward in heaven?

First, flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God (1 Corinthians 15:50), and therefore anyone who is in Heaven does not have a fleshly body (of the earth, earthy). They have celestial or spirit bodies. God, Jesus, and angels are spirit beings. John 4:24, “God is spirit.” 1 Peter 3:18, “Christ…having been put to […]

The Bible talks about the earth being flat not round. I take the scripture literally. Could NASA and the world be lying?

Some scriptures are not meant to be understood as literal. For example the Israelites wandered in the wilderness for forty years. However Hebrews 3:8-9 reads, "do not harden your hearts as in the rebellion, on the day of testing in the wilderness, where your fathers put me to the test and saw my works for […]

December 21st, 2016|Creation, Evolution, Heaven and Earth, Miscellaneous Bible Questions|