Before you have GOD'S blessings, must you suffer first?

Ever since Adam’s disobedience in the Garden of Eden, man has suffered. The sentence of death involved the whole dying process including pain in childbirth, and heavy labor to provide food and life’s necessities.  All people have experienced death and suffering. Even Jesus, God’s beloved son, endured suffering.   ​

If God in His infinite wisdom allowed […]

July 29th, 2019|Sin and the Permission of Evil|

Why does not God take away Satan's powers?

God can only choose the wisest and best plan for eternity. The principles of right and wrong (good and evil) will always exist. God created the angels and man with the freedom to choose between right and wrong.  Angels were made to live in heaven. Adam and Eve were given a Paradise on Earth.​

God allowed […]

July 27th, 2019|Satan, Sin and the Permission of Evil|

Does God forgive repetitive and willful sins???

Most of our sins are repetitive. What unique sin have you committed recently? We all tend to repeat sins, because we are born imperfect and have inherited weak, sinful tendencies. (Psalm 51:5)  Some struggle with anger, others with selfishness, others are lustful. This is the “sin which clings so closely” or “so easily ensnares.” (Hebrews […]

April 6th, 2019|Sin and the Permission of Evil|

Will I be forgiven for smoking if I keep doing it? I know the Bible says if we sin willfully there remains no more sacrifice for sins.

Yes, Jesus’ sacrifice does cover your fallen flesh’s need for nicotine.

There are some substances which the body becomes dependent on. Caffeine and nicotine are two of these chemicals. When people drink coffee and strong black tea, their bodies become addicted to it. They need the substance to feel good and energized. If they stop drinking […]

Since Jesus died instead of us for our sin, then why does the Bible refuse to let us sin?

The Apostle Paul asked Christians this same question! Romans 6:1-2, 12-13, 16-18, 21, 23 (NIV):  “What shall we say, then? Shall we go on sinning so that grace may increase? No! We are those who have died to sin; how can we live in it any longer?…  Don't you know that when you offer yourselves […]

Is sickness a result of being cursed or of being put under witchcraft spells?

It can be either or both. When Adam sinned and was cast out of Eden, the Lord told him: “Cursed is the ground because of you,” Genesis 3:11. God had specially prepared the garden for man and man could have had everlasting life. The area outside the garden, on the other hand, contained possibilities for both good and evil. These […]

March 25th, 2019|Angels, Spirit Beings, Satan, Sin and the Permission of Evil|

What is the relationship between sin and sickness? (Matthew 9?)

Generally, all sickness is a result of Adam’s disobedience. “Through one man sin entered the world, and death through sin, and thus death spread to all men, because all sinned,” Romans 5:12.  Sickness is part of the dying process.

However, we can contribute to and stimulate our physical weaknesses, or we can have healthy habits which […]

Please explain John 20: 23, “If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven them; if you retain the sins of any, they are retained.” Has this verse been changed through translation?

Jesus gave only the Apostles the authorization to “forgive or retain sins” (John 20:23) and to bind or loose things in heaven and on earth (Matthew 18:18). But what do these words mean? Many misunderstand the nature of these commissions, forgetting that God alone can forgive sins (Isaiah 43:25).

Some believe these scriptures apply to themselves. […]

February 18th, 2019|Judgment, Sin and the Permission of Evil|

Knowing that Jesus has made away the law of Moses at the cross. Is stealing, murder or killing, fornication or adultery still a sin? If yes how do you know they are sin without the law?

When God created Adam and Eve, they were created in His image. (Genesis 1:26, 27.) They had God’s perfect laws of love and justice written in their hearts. The Apostle Paul explains that all mankind (including Gentiles) know right from wrong. “Indeed, when Gentiles, who do not have the law (Mosaic Law), do by nature […]

February 13th, 2019|Christian Character and Conduct, Sin and the Permission of Evil|

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|