What are Ancient Manuscripts? and why are they important?

Ancient manuscripts are texts “written” (Latin: scripta) “by hand” (Latin: manu) that date far back into the past.  Where biblical manuscripts are concerned, ancients manuscripts are very important because the older they are, the closer they tend to be to the original text.  ​

This is vital if we want to know what was actually said by […]

February 5th, 2019|Bible and Bible Characters, Miscellaneous Bible Questions|

When God appeared to Moses, the bush was on fire but was not burnt up. Question: what does that scene stand for?

When the bush was on fire but not consumed, it was an indication that something supernatural was happening. This unnatural occurrence attracted Moses’s attention.

Exodus 3:2-6, “And the Angel of the LORD appeared to him in a flame of fire from the midst of a bush. So he looked, and behold, the bush was burning with […]

February 1st, 2019|Bible and Bible Characters, Miracles, Miscellaneous Bible Questions|

What is the meaning of and who wrote Psalm 91?

The traditional Jewish thought is that Moses wrote Psalm 91. 

Moses wrote this during the 40 years of wilderness wandering. He experienced many dangers while leading over a million people through a hot desert without the protection of a large army or a permanent walled dwelling. During those years, Israel did see God’s punishment in the […]

January 29th, 2019|Miscellaneous Bible Questions, Prayer|

How can I deal with fear and its torments?

 

Yes, fear is tormenting. But, dear one, God does not want you to fear. Instead, remember 1 John 4:16 (NIV), “So we have come to know and to believe the love that God has for us. God is love.” ​

When we believe this truth, we trust and live in God’s love. “There is no fear in […]

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 […]

Did Satan create mosquitoes, flies, and scorpions? Was he so jealous of the relationship between man and the Lord, that he did this to hurt mankind?

Man now is exploring the technology of genetic modification to alter the inheritable characteristics of living creatures (even human babies). People involved with ethics in research are concerned about these developments.  

Man has never been good at predicting all the unintended consequences of his actions. Satan knows far, far more about genetics than any person […]

January 17th, 2019|Creation, Evolution, Miscellaneous Bible Questions|

Is last minute repentance at death acceptable to God?

God does not deny what is true. So, if someone at death is truly repentant, God will accept the fact that he or she has repented. But, does a deathbed repentance earn a heavenly reward?

Galatians 6:7,8 reads, “Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap. […]

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 […]