1 Corinthians 11:23 -26. What exactly does it mean when it says if any one eat and drink unworthily, he brings damnation to himself? Is that pertaining to sins in our life as Christians? Or before we are converted as Sinners? So, why does it say examine ourselves?

I Corinthians 11:27-29 (NIV), “So then, whoever eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner will be guilty of sinning against the body and blood of the Lord. Everyone ought to examine themselves before they eat of the bread and drink from the cup. For those who eat and [...]

Are those that are presently dying on Earth being judged or they are elsewhere waiting for the judgment day? Where at they?

First, let us examine death. We are told that “The soul that sins, it shall die.” (Ezekiel 18:4)  Also, “Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with your might; for there is no work or device or knowledge or wisdom in the grave where you are going.” (Ecclesiastes 9:10)  Thus the dead are asleep, [...]

Please explain John 20: 23, “If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven them; if you retain the sins of any, they are retained.” Has this verse been changed through translation?

Jesus gave only the Apostles the authorization to “forgive or retain sins” (John 20:23) and to bind or loose things in heaven and on earth (Matthew 18:18). But what do these words mean? Many misunderstand the nature of these commissions, forgetting that God alone can forgive sins (Isaiah 43:25). Some believe these scriptures apply to [...]

If a Christian dies, has the person died because (1) he or she sinned or (2) it's God's will for that one to die?

1.  Does a person die for his or her sins?  No. 1 Corinthians 15:22, “For as in Adam all die…” Christian or not, everyone dies. Christian or not, everyone has sinned. We are all under the penalty of death due to the sin of Father Adam. Because Adam sinned, all of his posterity are also [...]

Is last minute repentance at death acceptable to God?

God does not deny what is true. So, if someone at death is truly repentant, God will accept the fact that he or she has repented. But, does a deathbed repentance earn a heavenly reward? Galatians 6:7,8 reads, “Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also [...]

Which spirit did Absalom have when he rebelled against his father, David?

This is a very sad story. Absalom's half-brother, Amnon raped the beautiful Tamar, Absalom's sister. 2 Samuel 13:14-22 (NIV), “he (Amnon) was stronger than she, he raped her. Then Amnon hated her with intense hatred. In fact, he hated her more than he had loved her. Amnon said to her, 'Get up and get out!’ [...]

What is our Delightful GOD saying to us in Zephaniah 3:17?

“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 of sin with the amazing result of victorious deliverance and blessing [...]