Is there a significance to number 40?

Numbers can often carry a meaning in the Bible. The meaning is derived from a pattern of usage throughout the Scriptures. The number forty appears 146 times in the Bible and it is usually associated with a period of testing and hardship. The number [...]

What is the meaning of Revelation 20:12 – 15?

Revelation 20:12-15, “And I saw the dead, the great and the small, standing before the throne, and books were opened; and another book was opened, which is the book of life; and the dead were judged from the things which were written in the [...]

What is going to happen at the end of the world?

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 [...]

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) [...]

How many will make it through the last days?

“The earth abideth forever,” Ecclesiastes 1:4. From this we know that the literal earth is never going to be destroyed.   “There shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts (plans).”  II Peter 3:3  This verse informs us that there [...]

What is the meaning of 1 Timothy 1:10,11?

1 Timothy 1:9-11 (NIV), “We also know that the law is made not for the righteous but for lawbreakers and rebels, the ungodly and sinful, the unholy and irreligious, for those who kill their fathers or mothers, for murderers, for the sexually immoral, for [...]

Please explain Psalm 149:1-9.

Psalm 149 consists of two themes.  In the first half of the Psalm, the songwriter sings a song of praise to the Lord, a song of rejoicing which included musical instruments and dance. The praise reinforces the promise of hope and salvation from God.  [...]

We are not to judge others. However how do you not judge a person who has committed a horrific crime by todays standards, such as child rape, murder, torture? How do I have compassion for such an evil, wicked soul, and share a dinner table with such a soul? Am I supposed to?

Matthew 7:1-2 (NIV), “Do not judge, or you too will be judged. For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged…” Luke 6:37, “Judge not, and ye shall not be judged: condemn not, and ye shall not be condemned: forgive, and [...]

Please explain Matthew 7:21-23.

“Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven. Many will say to Me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out [...]