In the parable of the talents (Matthew 25, verses 14-30), why are two servants praised?

The parable of the talents illustrates the individual responsibility of every Christian to serve God. Christian living is much more than saying, “I accept Jesus.” We are to demonstrate our salvation by service through our works. (James 2:17-26). Remember that Jesus, himself, was called a servant. (See Matthew 12:18; Acts 3:13, 26; Acts 4:27, 30.) […]

What does the Bible say about tradition?

First ask, who established the tradition? Did God found the tradition or did men? If God told a group of people to do something and to repeat it at certain times, then the remembrance is holy and good. God’s arrangements are designed to keep us safe in His paths.

If men established it, it may or […]

Is laziness is a sin? Please, yes or no.

"Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap," Galatians 6:7. If no one interferes with God's law, the person refusing to work will have bad consequences. The natural consequences will motivate that person to work. 

Many good-hearted Christians think it’s loving to rescue someone from problems. […]

Will I be forgiven for smoking if I keep doing it? I know the Bible says if we sin willfully there remains no more sacrifice for sins.

Yes, Jesus’ sacrifice does cover your fallen flesh’s need for nicotine.

There are some substances which the body becomes dependent on. Caffeine and nicotine are two of these chemicals. When people drink coffee and strong black tea, their bodies become addicted to it. They need the substance to feel good and energized. If they stop drinking […]

Since Jesus died instead of us for our sin, then why does the Bible refuse to let us sin?

The Apostle Paul asked Christians this same question! Romans 6:1-2, 12-13, 16-18, 21, 23 (NIV):  “What shall we say, then? Shall we go on sinning so that grace may increase? No! We are those who have died to sin; how can we live in it any longer?…  Don't you know that when you offer yourselves […]

Does obeying Jesus mean keeping the Law?

Galatians 5:18, 1, “But when you are directed by the Spirit, you are not under obligation to the law of Moses…So Christ has truly set us free. Now make sure that you stay free, and don't get tied up again in slavery to the law.” (NLT)​

Salvation is through Jesus. It is not based on works. […]

How should a Christian respond to childlessness?

This is a very heartbreaking situation, which grieves our souls. Jesus, Himself, sacrificed marriage and children in order to fulfill His ministry. God’s will for Jesus was to die as the ransom price for Adam. He was to remain unmarried without natural children. Surely, when He had little children on His knee, He experienced the […]

Who built the walls around Jerusalem and other walls in the Bible? Should nations build walls today?

Summary: God is not directing the defenses of nations today.

Usually, the kings of the cities would conscript people to erect fortifications and walls. 1Kings 9:15 (NIV), “Here is the account of the forced labor King Solomon conscripted to build the LORD's temple, his own palace, the terraces, the wall of Jerusalem…” The Lord supported the […]

February 19th, 2019|Future Prophecies, Life Decisions and Doing the will of God|

What is the difference between paying tithes and giving offerings?

In Leviticus 18, God commanded Israel to set aside one tenth of all they had to be offered to Him. When Israel began to inherit the promised land, God designated different geographical locations for each tribe. The tribe of Levi, however, was not given their own land and therefore had no way to provide for […]

What does the Bible say about procrastination?

Procrastination and laziness can be related. When people procrastinate their responsibilities, there is a tendency to choose pleasure (television, naps, etc.) over work. King Solomon addressed this issue in Proverbs 6:6-11 (NIV). 

“Go to the ant, you sluggard; consider its ways and be wise!  It has no commander, no overseer or ruler,  yet it stores its […]