Who are the Jews in Revelation 2:9? “I know your tribulation and your poverty (but you are rich), and the blasphemy by those who say they are Jews and are not, but are a synagogue of Satan.” (United States)

The seven churches in Revelation are a chronological prophecy of what will happen in Christianity (both true and nominal) after Jesus’ departure through His second advent. The church in Smyrna is the second church. It covers a period of severe persecution of true Christians [...]

What is the Jezebel spirit?

In Revelation (2:20-25; 18:7), Queen Jezebel symbolizes a great religious system (the apostate church of Rome) in this Gospel Age. Roman Catholicism did great violence to the Truth and to true Christians. (That church massacred whole towns of tens of thousands, and tortured and [...]

Is tithing relevant today?

Tithing or giving 10 percent is no where commanded in the New Testament. Tithing was an arrangement instituted by God to support the tribe of Levites. The Levites were not given an inheritance in the land and were to be fully employed as priests [...]

What is the book of Obadiah about?

Edom was the name given to Esau, the twin brother of Jacob, after he sold his birthright.  (Genesis 25:30-34)  The name was applied both to the people descended from him and to the country in which they settled.  (Genesis 36:1; Numbers 20:18-21; Jeremiah 49:17) [...]

What is the Mass?

Christ's continual sacrifice was not actually canceled or abolished by Papacy, but it was set aside by a false doctrine - which completely set aside the merit of Christ's sacrifice as a continual and ever-efficacious one. This false doctrine is known as the Mass, or Sacrifice of the [...]

Is Easter a pagan holiday? Should Christians celebrate it?

Yes, Easter has pagan roots. The Saxon fertility goddess, Ēostre or Ostara, was celebrated at a festival in the springtime, around the time of the Passover.  As pagans came into the church and converted to Christianity, Church leaders saw no problem permitting customs from [...]

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