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 […]

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December 27th, 2018|Miscellaneous Bible Questions|

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 […]

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, […]

Who gave the Wisdom to Stephen Hawkings / Einstein / Edison and other famous scientists to find something about this Universe? Did GOD use them to reveal knowledge to the world or because they seemed earnest?

All knowledge belongs to God. But God is not directing this present evil world. So, how is mankind getting so much knowledge? ​

Jesus is bringing knowledge to […]

December 17th, 2018|God, Faith, Miscellaneous Bible Questions|

Why is it that some Bible verses are removed from the Bible? For example, Matthew 18:11, John 5:4 are not in the NIV.

The New Testament was written in the Greek language. In 1604 King James I ordered a more accurate translation of the existing English Bibles. The King James Bible or Authorized version was translated into English by a group of some 50 scholars. At that time, they had less than ten Greek manuscripts to work from, […]

December 6th, 2018|Bible and Bible Characters, Miscellaneous Bible Questions|

A television reporter stops you in the street to ask, "What's wrong with this world?" How would you answer?

Simply put: the answer is sin.  Mankind, created in the image of God, were meant to have children, subdue the earth, reign over it as kings, and enjoy life.​

But when Father Adam disobeyed God, the dying processes began. Everyone has inherited sin from Adam. (Romans 5:12, “Therefore, just as through one man sin entered the […]

December 5th, 2018|Miscellaneous Bible Questions, Sin and the Permission of Evil|

What is Christmas?

Christmas is celebrated as the anniversary of baby Jesus’s birth. The word “Christmas” is formed from “Christ mass”- meaning a Catholic mass. However, today, most people do not associate a mass with Christmas. ​

We believe that Jesus was born about October 1st. Since Jesus never suggested we commemorate His birthday, it’s not important which day we […]