The giving of a law by any competent authority implies the ability of the recipient to keep that law. The giving of a law presupposes the possibility of its violation, and, hence, a law always has penalties attached to it. Father Adam was created in [...]
The earth is a gift from God to mankind! “Thus saith Jehovah, Heaven is my throne, and the earth is my footstool.” “And I will make the place (footstool) of my feet glorious.” “And his (Jehovah’s) feet shall stand in that day upon the [...]
The Bible said in Genesis 1 verse 3, "and God said let there be light ." Who was God speaking to? Was it Jesus?
Yes, he was speaking to Jesus. However, Jesus was the Logos or the Word before he came down to earth as the man Christ Jesus. We might say that God was the great architect of the universe and that Jesus carried out the construction [...]
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 good at predicting all the unintended consequences of [...]
“In the beginning was the Word” (John 1:1). The period before the "beginning" of Genesis 1:1 is unmeasurable. Time as we know it did not exist. However, God was active. He carried out his only direct creation -- bringing into existence his only-begotten Son--the [...]
The Darby Translation is the most accurate, word-for-word translation of these verses. First note that the word "creatures" is the Hebrew word, nephesh, (H5314), and it means soul. Genesis 1:20-23 (DBY), 20 And God said, Let the waters swarm with swarms of living souls, and let fowl [...]
The Bible is God’s revealed Truth. It explains man’s purpose and man’s destiny; it explains our alienation from God and our restoration to His full fellowship through Christ Jesus. But God is the one and the same author of the book of nature, which [...]
All human beings have two natures-spiritual and physical. What is the difference between the spiritual nature of all human beings that returns to God after death and the Holy Spirit? How do they function together in the same body?
Nothing is stated in the Bible about mankind having two natures. Genesis 2:7 teaches that God made man from the dust of earth then breathed life into him. Man became a living soul. Soul = Body + Breath of life. He did not receive [...]
“In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth,” Genesis 1:1. “Do you not know? Do you not hear? Has it not been told you from the beginning? Have you not understood from the foundations of the earth? It is he who sits above the [...]
Is Jesus really Michael the archangel, and if so, did Jehovah use His first created being to create the world? A sincere question… I am 75 yrs old and trying to make sense with what I read. Thanks
Michael is more like a title than Jesus’ actual name. The heavenly being, Michael, is only identified as the archangel in Jude 1:9, “Michael the archangel.” What does this signify? The word “angel” means a messenger or ambassador. Archangel would include the thought of [...]
Genesis 1:2-4, “And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. And God said, Let there be light: and there was light. And God [...]
How big is our universe? Was this universe created or did it exist with God? If created, did God alone create it or was it after the creation of Jesus?
The Bible does not speak about the size of our universe, but it speaks to the amazing power of our God. Currently, science sets an upper limit estimate for the size of our ever-expanding universe at 28 Gigaparsecs, or an amazing 864,100,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 meters (P. [...]
“Thus says the LORD, your Redeemer, and the one who formed you from the womb, ‘I, the LORD, am the maker of all things, Stretching out the heavens by Myself And spreading out the earth all alone,’” Isaiah 44:24 (NASB) When studying the Bible [...]
Job 41:1,15 “Can you draw out Leviathan with a hook, Or snare his tongue with a line which you lower?…His back is made of rows of shields (scales?), shut up closely as with a seal.” A “leviathan” denotes a very large, fierce sea animal [...]
Why did God make Third World countries where no one had ever heard of God and they don’t know how to live?
When God made Adam and Eve, He created them in His own image. (Genesis 1:27). Therefore, mankind knows right from wrong. Romans 2:14-15 (NLT), “Even Gentiles, who do not have God’s written law, show that they know his law when they instinctively obey it, [...]
In Genesis 1:27, God said “Let us make man in our image…” God was talking to the Logos (Jesus’ name before he became a human) and the angelic family. God is the great architect of His plan and He used the Logos and the angels to [...]
The Bible does not directly answer your question, so we will reason on this topic using scriptural principles. We may certainly rest assured that God made us through wisdom and love. Ecclesiastes 3:11, “He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also [...]
In reference to Genesis 2 verses 10-14, where are the Pishon, Gihon, Tigris and Euphrates today and which countries are Havilah, Cush and Assyria?
The scholarly community is divided as to where these ancient rivers and countries are located. The following answer presents one view: There are more than one land of Havilah and of Cush respectively mentioned in the Bible, wherein lies the confusion. However, the verses [...]
The Genesis 2:1-25 account of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden omits any reference to other cavemen or species of humans. The oneness of the human family is reaffirmed by the Apostle Paul when speaking in Athens; “And [God] hath made of [...]
While some worship idols, images created by human hands, Paul declares, “…no idol is anything in the world…there is no God but one.” (1Corinthians 8:4 ASV). In 1 Corinthians 8:6, he continues by proclaiming that there is one God (chief, supreme being), the Father [...]