“...the kingdom of the world is become the kingdom of our Lord, and of his Christ: and he shall reign for ever and ever.” (Revelation 11:15) This scripture summarizes the purpose and results of Jesus’s second presence. Revelation 20 begins with Jesus’s return. Jesus [...]
Summary: The “falling away” has historically occurred. Discussion: In this scripture, the Greek word for “falling away” is apostasia meaning apostasy. It is referring to leaving Bible truths. The falling away started to occur even when the apostles were alive. Some Christians believed they [...]
Isaiah 28:14 pronounces judgment against the rulers in Jerusalem. This judgment would apply to any who embrace the doctrine of hell. In Verse 15 the rulers reply that they have an agreement or compact with death and hell (sheol see Hell, Death/Grave for an [...]
What would have been the answer today, if Jesus Christ said to a poor woman that she should get out of His way because the food we give to humans is not given to dogs? (Ghana)
Matthew 15:25-26 (NKJV), “Then she (a Syro-Phoenician woman) came and worshiped Him (Jesus), saying, ‘Lord, help me!’ But He answered and said, ‘It is not good to take the children’s bread and throw it to the little dogs.’” The Syro-Phoenicians (Canaanites) opposed the worship [...]
In 1844, there was a great disappointment where people sold their properties and prepared themselves for Jesus Christ's return. Now my Question is, who told those people that Jesus Christ was coming in 1844? How did they know?
The early part of the 19th century in the U.S. witnessed a notable religious revival. As the country prospered industrially, people turned to perfecting the inner spirit. There were reforms, causes and societies, and an awakening in biblical scholarship, especially in the prophecies of [...]
Please explain Luke 17:20-21, “The kingdom of God does not come with observation; nor will they say, ‘See here!’ or ‘See there!’ For indeed, the kingdom of God is within you.”
In this event, Jesus was talking to the Pharisees. How could God’s kingdom be in the hearts of Pharisees? Jesus had called the Pharisees hypocrites! (Read Luke 11 and Matthew 23.) The NIV, ESV, CSB, NASB translate this as “the kingdom of God is [...]
Movies typically show robbery scenes in the dark of night with thieves wearing black. With that in mind, what does it mean when Paul says that the day of the Lord will come like a thief at night (1 Thessalonians 5:2)?
To understand the Bible, we need to harmonize all the scriptures on a specific topic. For example, Jesus said, “sell your possessions and give to the poor,” Matthew 19:21. Does Jesus really want us to sell all? Then we will become one of the [...]
Part 1: the Bible foretells great evilness in the last days. 2 Timothy 3:1-5 (NIV), "But mark this: There will be terrible times in the last days. People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, [...]
“The LORD your God is in your midst, a victorious warrior!” Zephaniah 3:17. The third chapter of Zephaniah records rebellion and then deliverance. Israel's rebellion and disobedience to God's instructions are in Zephaniah 3:1-7. These prophecies display our God’s ability to deal with the obstacles [...]
Why do most Christians believe in the rapture when it is not in the Bible? I have read the Bible over 25 times and have never seen it there. Or iS it just a way to scare people to turn to God?
The doctrine of the rapture is a Protestant addition to Futurist interpretations of the book of Revelation. It was not invented to scare people but evolved from the Roman Catholic Church’s attempts to suppress the Protestant Reformers in the 16th century. Martin Luther through [...]
The person Shiloh is only referenced once in the Bible. Genesis 49:10 (ASV), “The sceptre shall not depart from Judah, nor the ruler’s staff from between his feet, until Shiloh come; and unto him shall the obedience of the peoples be.” Shiloh is Jesus. [...]
Why are we told to pray for enemies and then the Bible talks about having our enemies crushed under our feet?
“But I say, love your enemies! Pray for those who persecute you! In that way, you will be acting as true children of your Father in heaven. For he gives his sunlight to both the evil and the good, and he sends rain on [...]
The “Millennium” is the 1,000 year reign of Jesus and His church on earth. Revelation 20:6, “…they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with Him a thousand years.” There are definitely many differences in the symbolic heavens before and [...]
Please explain 1 Thessalonians 4:16, 17. Are the shout, the voice of the Archangel, the trump of God, the clouds and the air literal or symbolic?
“For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in [...]
Summary: Jesus is the only begotten Son of God; the first and the last direct creation of God; God’s agent of all creation; mankind’s Savior from sin and death; the Head of the body of Christ; the life-giver to resurrected mankind; the Holy Son [...]
When Jesus returns at His second advent, He returns as king. Revelation 19:16, "And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS." Additionally, when He resurrects the saints, He makes them kings with Him. Revelation 1:5,6, "...him [...]
In Luke 17:20-37, Jesus answers the Pharisees’ question on “when the kingdom of God should come”. Rather than addressing the time feature, Jesus chooses to focus his response on the manner of his second coming. The Scriptures seem to present the topic of the [...]
The “…ends of the world…” (1 Corinthians 10:11) is the ending and transitional period of the world as we know it. It is called, “…the great day of Jehovah…” (Zephaniah 1:14 YLT). The righteous Kingdom of God, under the authority of Christ, will be [...]
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) [...]
This can be a confusing subject as is evident from the following scriptures: John 14:2-3 “In my Father's house are many mansions…I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and [...]