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 [...]
Does the Bible teach about plagues in the end times? We have a coronavirus now and wondered about it. (United States)
The nations seem to face one crippling distress followed by another crippling distress Their capacity to provide relief is overwhelmed. The coronavirus is yet one more example of what Jesus called, “…upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity.” Luke 21:25 However, while [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
The book of Job addresses the deep philosophical question of the human suffering and presents different perspectives on the issue of the permission of evil and vindication of God’s justice. A series of tragedies befall Job, and his three friends Eliphaz, Bildad and Zophar come [...]
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 [...]
“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 [...]
When the people that had done evil are resurrected, will they die in the lake of fire and cease to exist? Or God will do something else?
John 5:28, 29 (ESV), “all who are in the tombs will hear his voice and come out, those who have done good to the resurrection of life, and those who have done evil to the resurrection of judgment.” The concept of judgment includes a [...]
Please explain 1 Peter 4: 5,6. Who are the living and the dead? What is the gospel preached and why?
The context of the first six verses aids our understanding. 1 Peter 4:1-6 (NASB), “Therefore, since Christ has suffered in the flesh, arm yourselves also with the same purpose, because he who has suffered in the flesh has ceased from sin, so as to live the rest of the time in [...]
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 [...]
Millennium means 1,000. In the Bible, the millennium refers to the 1,000 year reign of Christ on earth. Revelation 20:1-3 (italics added), “And I saw an angel (Jesus) come down from heaven, having the key of the bottomless pit and a great chain in [...]
There are many scriptures which state the earth will be destroyed by fire. However these scriptures are symbolic. The fire and the earth are not literal. Consider Zephaniah 3:8-12 (CSB), “Therefore, wait for me —this is the LORD’s declaration —until the day I rise up for plunder. For my decision is [...]
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 [...]
“There is a sin which is not unto death, [and] there is a sin unto death; I do not say you should pray for it.” (1 John 5:16) That sin is described as a sin against the holy Spirit of God. It is not [...]
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, [...]
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 [...]