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|

Where in the scriptures does it say anything about being able to forgive one's self?

The Bible teaches, “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness…if anybody does sin, we have an advocate with the Father—Jesus Christ, the Righteous One. He is the atoning sacrifice for our sins, and not only for ours but also for […]

I have lost faith in God. What can I do?

You are not alone. When God does not fulfill our expectations, it can lead to a loss of faith. Many times people expect God to heal a loved one, or save a marriage, or fix some circumstance. When God does not do what the person hoped for, then he can lose faith in God. But, […]

September 14th, 2018|God, Faith, Sin and the Permission of Evil|

What is stopping GOD from revealing Himself?

God has already revealed Himself in His word, the Bible. The question may be revised to say, “why has not God revealed Himself to me the way I want Him to reveal himself?” God’s methods and plans are far beyond our human capabilities. He says, “For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so […]

April 7th, 2018|God, Faith, Sin and the Permission of Evil|

1 Samuel 16:14. Why did the Lord send an evil spirit to trouble Saul? If God is good, why is there evil in Him?

There is no evil in God. 1 John 1:5, “God is Light, and in Him there is no darkness at all.” Additionally, “God is love,” and “God…cannot lie,” (1 John 4:16, Titus 1:2).

1 Samuel 16:14 reads, “But the Spirit of the LORD departed from Saul, and an evil spirit from the LORD troubled him.”

The word […]

What is the Greek word for the English word iniquity, and what does it mean?

The Greek word for iniquity is ἀνομία, “anomia,” Strong’s word G459. It means “without law or lawlessness”. Apostle John shows how iniquity (lawlessness) is connected to sin. 1 John 3:4 (CSB), “Everyone who commits sin practices lawlessness (iniquity); and sin is lawlessness (iniquity).”

Jesus explained what God’s law is in Matthew 22:37-40, “Jesus said to him, […]

Why do we pray for the "Blood" covering? When I accepted Jesus I have already been covered and filled with His Blood.

As we all know, after we accept Jesus as our Savior, we will continue to sin. We daily fight against our fallen flesh. As the Apostle Paul wrote, “…For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do…For I know that good itself does not dwell in me, that […]

November 11th, 2017|Christian Character and Conduct, Sin and the Permission of Evil|