Today, some say that they have seen Jesus. Is this true?

The true student of the Bible is careful. The Bible warns us not to expect to see Jesus in Matthew 24 in verses:

3 …Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world? (or “end of the age”)

 5 For many shall come […]

How did Jesus take our diseases in Mathew 8:16-17?

Matthew 8:16, 17 (ESV): “That evening they brought to him (Jesus) many who were oppressed by demons, and he cast out the spirits with a word and healed all who were sick. This was to fulfill what was spoken by the prophet Isaiah: ‘He took our illnesses and bore our diseases.’”

These verses show the fulfillment […]

What are the gifts of the spirit?

The Apostle Paul records a lengthy explanation regarding the gifts of the spirit in 1 Corinthians chapters 12-14.  Paul specifically names the gifts of the spirit in 1 Corinthians 12: 8-11, “To one there is given through the Spirit a message of wisdom, to another a message of knowledge by means of the same Spirit,  to another faith by […]

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.

What is the importance of the miracles that were performed in the book of Mark?

In the book of Mark, Jesus performed many miracles. Two important categories are awakening from death (5:35-43), and healing of people possessed by unclean spirits (1:23-26; 1:32-34; 5:1-20; 9:25-29).  The New Testament describes Jesus awakening three people, and these are detailed by the evangelists (Mark 5: 35-41, Luke 7: 11-19, Matthew 9: 23- 26, John […]

Is there a healing creed?

Jesus and his apostles healed many people! Mark 6:13, “…And they were casting out many demons and were anointing with oil many sick people and healing them.” 

But, they did not heal themselves. The Apostle Paul prayed to be relieved from what appears to have been a physical ailment, but was told that God’s grace would […]

March 25th, 2017|Christian Character and Conduct, Miracles|

Did Joshua's Long day really happen? Should "The Sun stood still" be taken literally or poetically?

Our belief is that all the Bible records historically happened literally, except maybe when it says that animals speak, it may be in the mind of the individual interpreting the actions of the animal.  In the case of the Sun standing still, we do not believe that the Earth stopped spinning for a day. Rather […]

October 6th, 2016|Bible and Bible Characters, Miracles, Miscellaneous Bible Questions|

Can you believe people's testimonies about visiting heaven and or hell? Is it possible?

There have been several reports of people who saw or heard things when their hearts had stopped and were then revived again seconds to minutes later. Some of these reports have been admitted to be hoaxes. Others seem to be a more realistic report of what the people had experienced. So, how can we know […]

What is the significance of Jesus turning water into wine ?

The miracle of turning water into wine, found in John 2:1-11, is the first recorded miracle of Jesus' public ministry.  It occurred while Jesus and his disciples were attending the wedding in Cana on the third day of the celebration. Apparently, Jesus’ mother, Mary, had a close relationship to the hosts. She was informed of […]

February 6th, 2016|Jesus’ Life, Teachings, and Death, Miracles|

Why do you say tongues ceased, when a few verses later Paul says tongues are for talking to God and tongues edify man?

The texts in question are found in 1 Corinthians 14. Let us look fully at the context of chapter 14 to clearly understand the Apostle’s instructions to us. Verse one is simply stated; pursue love first, then as regarding spiritual gifts, prophesying (“speaking under inspiration”, G4396) is to be the most desired. 

Verses two through five […]

August 8th, 2015|Miracles, The Holy Spirit|