I have a friend that believes that God uses the devil to kill Christians when it's their time to come to heaven. I told her no, God doesn't need to use the devil. Please clarify this for me and give me scriptures to prove it to her. Thank you!

Yes and no. Satan does have power over death. It’s part of his dark empire. (Hebrews 2:14)  God permitted the devil to be present in the Garden of Eden. Satan was the deceiver, who tempted Eve and indirectly Adam to sin. Their sin brought [...]

Why did Jesus select only men to be his apostles?

Only men are to be leaders in the church. This is based on the following two scriptures. 1 Timothy 3:1,2, "This is a faithful saying: If a man desires the position of a bishop (overseer), he desires a good work. A bishop then must [...]

How precious are we to our GOD and to Jesus?

We are very precious! God sacrificed his only begotten Son to die for all mankind: "For you are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's," 1 Corinthians 6:20 "You are bought with a price; [...]

What is the proof that one is born again?

Summary: Spirit begettal is evidenced by our communion with God and a desire to do His will. Actual spirit birth occurs at our resurrection.  Discussion: The term “born again” (Strong’s #1080) is not necessarily a correct translation in every scripture. For example, in the [...]

What are the qualities of the Divine nature?

The phrase “divine nature” (Greek: theios physis) is used only once in the Bible. 2 Peter 1:3,4 (KJV): “His [God's] divine power has granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of him who called us to his [...]

What is the tree of life?

The tree of life was planted in the middle of the Garden of Eden (Genesis 2:9). It supplied what was necessary for Adam's life to continue. When Adam sinned, he lost access to the tree of life so that he would not live forever [...]