Would you please explain 2 Corinthians 5:1-8? Are we alive or dead?

The Apostle is writing to the New Creation – not the natural man. He recognizes the new will as the New Creature, and the old body as its tent. Our natural bodies are much better than none, but still quite unsatisfactory. The New Creature cannot feel perfectly at home in it, but earnestly longs for […]

How are love and forgiveness related?

God is love and forgiveness is a manifestation of love. ​

God’s character and essence is love. His every intention for his creatures is their highest welfare. Even before the earth or man was created, God knew Adam would sin. And at that time, God had already planned a way to forgive our sins – through the sacrifice of […]

What is love and who are we to love?

“God is love,” 1 John 4:8. Also, “God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son,” (John 3:16). He gave the most precious gift He had, his son. Love has an element of sacrifice, putting the interest of others first. “It is more blessed to give than receive,” Act 20:35.

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Matthew 6:33, "but seek ye first the kingdom of God and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.” What does this mean?

Beginning with the first verse of Matthew 6, Jesus discusses five areas of important Christian development.  

Give to the needy. This is a way to ‘practice righteousness’ in verses 1-4.  
Pray, which allows us to communicate with our heavenly father and develop the proper attitude of submission to God’s will.  The template for simple, effective […]

Good day, can you please tell me about lobola? Does a Christian have to pay lobola (bride price)?

The New Testament does not instruct Christians to pay a bride price (lobola). However, Romans 12:18 teaches, "If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone." If the bride's family requests a lobola, and it is a custom in your country to do so, then it would be […]

What do I do before I try to understand the Bible?

James 4:8 (NIV), "Come near to God and he will come near to you. Wash your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded." When we approach God, we should come with pure, sincere, humble hearts. If we are sinning, we need to "wash," – stop sinning and ask for forgiveness through Jesus.

We are also not to come with a […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]