Matthew 6:33, "but seek ye first the kingdom of God and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.” What does this mean?

Beginning with the first verse of Matthew 6, Jesus discusses five areas of important Christian development.  

Give to the needy. This is a way to ‘practice righteousness’ in verses 1-4.  
Pray, which allows us to […]

January 18th, 2019|Categories: Christian Character and Conduct, Life Decisions and Doing the will of God|

Did Satan create mosquitoes, flies, and scorpions? Was he so jealous of the relationship between man and the Lord, that he did this to hurt mankind?

Man now is exploring the technology of genetic modification to alter the inheritable characteristics of living creatures (even human babies). People involved with ethics in research are concerned about these developments.  

Man has never been […]

January 17th, 2019|Categories: Creation, Evolution, Miscellaneous Bible Questions|

Is last minute repentance at death acceptable to God?

God does not deny what is true. So, if someone at death is truly repentant, God will accept the fact that he or she has repented. But, does a deathbed repentance earn a heavenly reward?

Galatians […]

What is Jesus’ baptism and how does it relate to salvation?

After Jesus received water baptism and after He received the Holy Spirit, He said, "But I have a baptism to be baptized with, and how distressed I am till it is accomplished!" Luke 12:50 (NKJV). […]

January 16th, 2019|Categories: Baptism, Jesus’ Life, Teachings, and Death, Salvation and Ransom|

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 […]

Explain the feast of the first fruits commanded in Leviticus 23 as it affects the New Testament believers.

In the New Testament, we find no mention of “collecting firstfruits” from believers. “Firstfruits” is a picture of Christ or His church (I Corinthians 15:20,23 and II Thessalonians 2:13).

In Old Testament times, the Israelites were […]

January 8th, 2019|Categories: Christian Character and Conduct, Mosaic Law, Tabernacle, Tithes|

Matthew 18:17. What Church (ekklesia) was Jesus referring to at the time when He was preaching and was gathering His followers?

Conflicts between brethren are very personal matters to be handled as quietly as possible. The broad principle stated in Titus 3:2 should be honored, “Speak evil of no man”. If we are to “love our brother […]

January 8th, 2019|Categories: Christian Character and Conduct, Mosaic Law, Tabernacle, Tithes|

If Father, Son and Holy Spirit and all equally one God, does this mean God died when Christ was crucified? Surely this contradicts the triune Godhead.

Yes, it does contradict the trinity. The man, Jesus, died on the cross. Our Father God is everlasting (Isaiah 40:28) and eternal (Deuteronomy 33:27). He cannot die. God and Jesus are two distinct beings.​

Jesus shows […]

January 8th, 2019|Categories: God, Faith, Trinity|

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, […]

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 […]

How does the spirit make intercession for us? Romans 8:26 & 27.

What is the “spirit” referenced in the passage? “Spirit” in the Greek is “pneuma.”  Strong’s Concordance defines it broadly: “a current of air, breath, mental disposition or an angel, demon.” Throughout Romans, the Apostle Paul […]

January 2nd, 2019|Categories: Prayer|

Why didn't I receive an answer to the question I submitted at this site?

Some questions do not have a return email address. The question writer may enter ten or eleven numbers or a partial email address. Sadly, we cannot send an answer to those writers. We can only send […]

December 27th, 2018|Categories: Miscellaneous Bible Questions|

Please explain Galatians 5:1 (NASB), “It was for freedom that Christ set us free; therefore keep standing firm and do not be subject again to a yoke of slavery.”

Galatians 4:3-5, 7, 9 (CSB), “…we also,…were in slavery under the elements of the world. When the time came to completion, God sent his Son, born of a woman, born under the law, to redeem […]

December 21st, 2018|Categories: Christian Character and Conduct, Life Decisions and Doing the will of God|

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 […]

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 […]

What is the mind of God like?

God reveals Himself through the Bible and nature. God is a spirit being with unlimited abilities, who has existed from eternity past and will exist for eternity future. What He has revealed to us is […]

December 21st, 2018|Categories: God, Faith|

What does it means to meditate on God's word day and night? Please give scriptural examples..

Psalm 1:2, “But his delight is in the law of the LORD, And in His law he meditates day and night.”​

The definition of the word “meditate” from Strong’s Concordance is “הָגָה hâgâh…; a primitive root, to […]

December 21st, 2018|Categories: Christian Character and Conduct|

Where did Jesus go when he died?

Jesus didn’t go anywhere when he died. He was dead in the tomb.​

We read in Isaiah’s prophecy that Jesus “poured out His soul unto death,” that His soul was made “an offering for sin.” (Isaiah […]

December 20th, 2018|Categories: Jesus’ Life, Teachings, and Death|

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. [See Galatians 1:4 (KJV), "Who gave himself for our sins, that he might deliver us from this present evil world, according […]

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

What was the importance of the fat of the animals in all the various offerings? Why was it burnt and not eaten? What is the importance of the kidneys and the lobe of the liver in the offerings?

In the book of Hebrews, the Apostle Paul interpreted the sacrifices of Leviticus. Hebrews 10:1(NASB), “For the Law, since it has only a shadow of the good things to come and not the very form […]

December 13th, 2018|Categories: Mosaic Law, Tabernacle, Tithes|

Why could God not forgive Adam and Eve after He chased them from the Garden of Eden?

God acts on the principles which define His very character: justice, love, power, and wisdom. The Psalmist says in Psalm 89:14 “Justice and judgment are the habitation of thy throne: mercy and truth shall go […]

December 13th, 2018|Categories: Bible and Bible Characters, God, Faith, Salvation and Ransom|

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 […]

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