After Saul was converted, why was his name changed to Paul?

The first mention of Saul’s name change to Paul is in Acts 13:9, “Then Saul, who also is called Paul, filled with the Holy Spirit, looked intently at him.” He is always called Paul thereafter. The Scriptures do not explain how or why Saul’s name was changed, only that he became known as Paul.

Saul’s parents […]

November 12th, 2018|Bible and Bible Characters, Miscellaneous Bible Questions|

Can we elect deaconesses in the church?

Yes, deaconesses may be elected in the church (ecclesia). In fact, the Bible mentions one sister who served in that capacity, although it doesn’t say whether or not she was elected. Romans 16:1 (NIV), “I commend to you our sister Phoebe, a deacon (servant) of the church in Cenchreae.”​

The word “deacon” is from the Greek […]

November 10th, 2018|Christian Character and Conduct, Miscellaneous Bible Questions|

How can I understand the Bible when I read it?

There is a free booklet offered on the Bible FAQ App. A download of that booklet, "How to Study the Bible and Have It Make Sense," is available at the following link:  http://bibleresources.info/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/HOW-TO-STUDY-THE-BIBLE.pdf  It encourages “topical” Bible study as the most effective way to investigate and understand an entire topic.  Studying topically by looking at Scriptures […]

October 16th, 2018|Miscellaneous Bible Questions|

As Bible believing Christians, how should we relate to a relative who is transgender? Should I invite her to my Thanksgiving dinner? This is so difficult for me.

Jesus did not act like a policeman. He did not point out every sin in His followers. He loved people and died for us. All of His actions, thoughts, and words displayed righteousness and love. On the other hand, He also did not support sin. He did not go to houses of prostitution to judge […]

What does the Bible have to about transgender?

Biological Information:

One's gender is determined by genes at conception. Females have XX genes, while males have XY genes. Surgery and hormones cannot transform the numerous differences between sexes. In fact, for those dear people who do undergo sex reassignment treatment, the emotional and social struggles are severe. We quote from the landmark, thirty-year longitudinal study […]

What is the meaning of life?

Jesus prayed, "And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent," John 17:3. The more we know the character of God and of Jesus; the closer we walk with them in intimate fellowship; the greater our understanding of God's word, the Bible; the […]

August 28th, 2018|God, Faith, Miscellaneous Bible Questions|

What is truth?

The search for truth, whether in scientific, philosophical or ethical contexts, is the desire of every human heart. Truth as an absolute concept must involve the Supreme Being of the Universe.​

For the Christian, the God of the Bible is called "God of Truth" (Isaiah 65:16). God entrusted Jesus, His Only Begotten Son, with the work […]

August 18th, 2018|God, Faith, Miscellaneous Bible Questions, Religions|

What does the number 14 represent in the Bible? Reference?

Before tackling the symbolism of the number fourteen in the Bible, let us first consider the number seven, since fourteen is a multiple of seven.  In Hebrew, the word for seven is sheba (shibah), but this word also means promise, oath, or covenant.  Hence in Genesis 22:15, 16, we find God swearing (or literally sevening) […]

August 18th, 2018|Miscellaneous Bible Questions|

Is smoking marijuana against God's will? Some people say it's a natural herb created by God therefore they find nothing wrong about smoking marijuana.

Marijuana is not mentioned in the Bible. However, smoking cannabis is considered intoxicating, just as wine is intoxicating. Therefore, the scriptural cautions about drinking wine would also apply to using marijuana. “Do not join those who drink too much wine or gorge themselves on meat,” Proverbs 23:20. “Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery. Instead be filled […]

Why are there so many different religions?

There are many religions because God is not presently trying to teach the world the truth. Jesus said He was not sent to convert the world. "That seeing they may see, and not perceive; and hearing they may hear, and not understand; lest at any time they should be converted, and their sins should be […]

July 4th, 2018|Miscellaneous Bible Questions, Satan|