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, […]

Do Matthew 24 verses 8 and 9 tie in with the shooting down in Texas?

Matthew 24:8-9 “But all these things are merely the beginning of birth pangs.  Then they will deliver you up to tribulation, and will kill you, and you will be hated by all nations on account of My name.” (NASB)

The word “then” in the Greek usually means “during the same time.” So, to paraphrase verse 9, […]

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|

What is the sin against the Holy Spirit which cannot be forgiven?

“There is a sin which is not unto death, there is a sin unto death; I do not say you should pray for it.” (1 John 5:16) That sin is described as a sin against the holy Spirit of God. It is not due to ignorance or to accident, but is the result of […]

During Jesus' time were the children of God going through times like this??

The Roman government gave their local rulers dictatorial powers to keep the status quo. The governors could do as they pleased to maintain order and to collect taxes. For example, it was well-known that Herod killed his former wife (didn't want her around any more) and his son (disobedient). He ordered John the Baptist beheaded – as […]

Why is there Religion?

“The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands.” Psalm 19:1 (NIV). All creation testifies that a great and powerful god must have designed the universe. Then the question becomes, “what is that Creator like?” The enormity, complexity, and precision of nature reflects an all-knowing and all-powerful god. The Creator’s justice is […]

September 26th, 2017|God, Faith, Religions, Sin and the Permission of Evil|