The book of Colossians was written by the apostle Paul to the church at Colossae, a city in Asia Minor. After his greeting (verses 1-2) Paul expresses his thanks to God for them and encourages them in their dedication, service, and love in the [...]
Who is Jehovah God and Jesus Christ? John 1:1,14, “In the beginning was the Word (Logos), and the Word (Logos) was with God…And the Word (Logos) became flesh, and dwelt among us, and we saw his glory, glory as of the only begotten from [...]
In the history of mankind, only a few have been specially selected to serve God from the womb. These have been chosen for a specific work. For example: Isaiah 49:5, "And now the LORD says, Who formed Me from the womb to be His Servant, To bring Jacob back to Him, [...]
Who was the last prophet in the Bible and why was John the Baptist called the greatest prophet in the Bible?
John the Baptist was the last and greatest prophet under the Law. Jesus declared that no prophet from the House of Servants was John’s superior. “There hath not arisen a greater Prophet than John the Baptist – and yet I say unto you that [...]
What is your answer for the controversial ending of the book of Mark 16:9-20? The NKJV Bible says the longer ending of this book is original but the NIV Bible says no. Is it because of the different manuscripts? Because NKJV uses Textus Receptus manuscripts and NIV uses Sinaiticus manuscripts.
The ending verses of Mark, verses 16:9-20, were added. When you look at the Codex Vaticanus and Codex Sinaiticus (Biblical manuscripts dating back to 320-400 AD), it appears Mark stopped mid-sentence. Thus the end of this Gospel seems to be lost. Additionally, no early [...]
Yes, some Old Testament prophets did have multiple wives. In Abraham’s case, God used Abraham’s marriage situation to illustrate two covenants. Galatians 4:22-26, 3:29 (NIV), “For it is written that Abraham had two sons, one by the slave woman and the other by the [...]
2 Peter 1:21 (NIV), “For prophecy never had its origin in the human will, but prophets, though human, spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit.” Zacharias was moved by the Holy Spirit. Luke 1:68-70 is the first division of this [...]
Interpretation of Psalms 27:1, "The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the LORD is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?"
David, the son of Jesse, wrote this psalm. David had wonderfully experienced the LORD’s personal care and protection throughout his life. He also remembered how God had cared for and protected the nation of Israel. Perhaps he recalled the time when God delivered Israel [...]
Summary: God forbids human sacrifice. Jephthah did not literally sacrifice his daughter. Instead, he dedicated her life to serve God. Discussion: Judges 11:30-31, 34-35, 37, 39 (NASB), “Jephthah made a vow to the LORD and said, ‘If You will indeed give the sons of [...]
This story is found in John 3:1-21. Nicodemus was a Pharisee, a teacher of the law. He also was a wealthy man who would have had social status and influence in the Jewish community. Faithful Jews embraced the Abrahamic promise, “In thee and thy [...]
What do the scriptures say about extraterrestrial or alien life contacting earth? Is there life on other planets?
The Bible does not specifically comment about life on other planets. Will God create extraterrestrial life? Perhaps. God creates nothing in vain. Respecting the creation of earth, Isaiah wrote, “For thus says the LORD, who created the heavens — He is the God who [...]
No, Adam and Eve were not Jewish. The word “Jew” is a contraction of the Hebrew word “Y’hudah”, Judah. Jacob had twelve sons and his sons became the fathers of the twelve tribes of Israel. When Jacob’s wife Leah gave birth to their fourth [...]
John the Baptist sent his disciples to ask Jesus if he was the Messiah or should he expect another one. Did he doubt Jesus was the Messiah or there is another hidden meaning?
Matthew 11:2-5, 7, 10-11 (NET) “2 Now when John heard in prison about the deeds Christ had done, he sent his disciples to ask a question: 3 ‘Are you the one who is to come, or should we look for another?’ 4 Jesus answered [...]
Which Bible has the true interpretation of the verse 1 John 5:7? I believe the trinity is a false teaching.
Please note: the middle parts of verses 7-8 (not here quoted but in the KJV) are spurious. Those words were added by scribes. Today, scholars agree that those omitted words are not part of the Bible. The New American Standard Bible (NASB) accurately translates this scripture passage. [...]
Question 1: Who was Mary? Mary was the mother of Jesus. She was an ordinary yet remarkable Jewish woman who was chosen by God Jehovah to give birth to Jesus. The Messiah was to be of the tribe of Judah and of the lineage [...]
I learned the real name of Jesus is Yahusha. Why does the Bible print his name Jesus? Only the Jewish Bible will tell of Yahusha. Please give me the proper answer.
Some believe a person must use the name of God’s only begotten Son in the Hebrew language. If people don’t use Yahusha, neither God nor his Son will recognize their prayers. They may even doubt their salvation. However, all of the New Testament books [...]
The thing today called "tongues" is not a language of some people here on Earth as it was at Pentecost. Are today's tongues biblical?
In the Greek, the word translated as tongues is γλῶσσα, glōssa, meaning the literal tongue or a language. When the gift of tongues (speaking in foreign languages) was first given at Pentecost, we know these languages were definitely understood by foreigners. Act 2:7-8, 11 [...]
What does it mean in Ezekiel 33:5 when it says. He heard the sound of the trumpet, and took not warning, his blood shall be upon him. But he that taketh warning shall deliver his soul.
Consider the prophet Ezekiel and his role in Israel. God had chosen Israel to be in relationship with Him. “You only have I known from all the families of the earth,” Amos 3:2. Ezekiel was appointed a watchman over Israel when they were captive [...]
There is a common thought that the Apostle Paul received a miraculous change of name as he began his ministry. Some might suppose that the change occurred at the time of his dramatic conversion ( Acts 9:1-31). However, there is no mention of a name [...]
God chose the strong, capable Saul as Israel’s first king. Saul began his reign humbly and reverently. However, over time, King Saul put his desires before God’s will and over Israel’s well-being. Saul’s reverence for God gradually diminished. Once, Saul was instructed to [...]