Please explain Luke 17:20-21, “The kingdom of God does not come with observation; nor will they say, ‘See here!’ or ‘See there!’ For indeed, the kingdom of God is within you.”

In this event, Jesus was talking to the Pharisees. How could God’s kingdom be in the hearts of Pharisees? Jesus had called the Pharisees hypocrites! (Read Luke 11 and Matthew 23.) ​

The NIV, ESV, CSB, NASB translate this as “the kingdom of God is among you.” These verses may be better rendered with the thoughts: “The […]

April 20th, 2019|Jesus’ Life, Teachings, and Death, Jesus’ Second Advent, Rapture|Comments Off on Please explain Luke 17:20-21, “The kingdom of God does not come with observation; nor will they say, ‘See here!’ or ‘See there!’ For indeed, the kingdom of God is within you.”

How did Jesus cleanse the temple?

An account of Jesus cleansing the temple is recorded in Matthew 21:12-17. The temple would have been a busy place at Passover time. Both local and foreign-born Jews had come to observe the Passover week. There would be sacrifices of sheep, cattle, and doves in the temple, which were thanks-giving or dedication or repentance offerings. 

For […]

April 18th, 2019|Jesus’ Life, Teachings, and Death|Comments Off on How did Jesus cleanse the temple?

What does the Bible say about tradition?

First ask, who established the tradition? Did God found the tradition or did men? If God told a group of people to do something and to repeat it at certain times, then the remembrance is holy and good. God’s arrangements are designed to keep us safe in His paths.

If men established it, it may or […]

April 18th, 2019|Life Decisions and Doing the will of God, Miscellaneous Bible Questions|Comments Off on What does the Bible say about tradition?

Recently my mates were promoted but I was unjustly denied for no reason that I know. As a Christian how do I deal with the situation?

As Christians, we have the assurance that “all thing are working together for our good.” (Romans 8: 28)  Therefore we must “with faith” endure whatever circumstances the Lord permits us to experience. We have His word that He knows and will provide the things needful. 

The way we respond to injustices could help us to learn […]

April 10th, 2019|Christian Character and Conduct|Comments Off on Recently my mates were promoted but I was unjustly denied for no reason that I know. As a Christian how do I deal with the situation?

What is the context of Palm Sunday?

What events led up to Palm Sunday? The evening before, Jesus enjoyed a fine feast at the home of Mary, Martha, and Lazarus. This was the same Lazarus that Jesus had recently awakened from the sleep of death (John 12:1,2).  There was a large crowd of Jews who came to see Jesus and to see […]

April 10th, 2019|Jesus’ Life, Teachings, and Death|Comments Off on What is the context of Palm Sunday?

When is the Revelation going to happen?

The Revelation of Jesus Christ (Revelation 1:1), given to the Apostle John, was a symbolic vision using “signs” (verse 1). These symbols are the rule, and literal interpretations are the exception. 

When Jesus answered his disciples in Matthew 24 regarding his “parousia” (presence, mistranslated “coming”) and the end of the age, he also used symbols: fig […]

April 9th, 2019|Revelation|Comments Off on When is the Revelation going to happen?