Some Christian ministers teach communion should be eaten daily for healing. 1 Corinthians 11:26 does say, “For as often as ye eat this bread, and drink this cup, you do show the Lord’s death till he come.”

Communion has its origins in the Jewish Passover, which was observed yearly on the fourteenth of Nisan. As a Jew, Jesus celebrated the Passover throughout his life. (Luke 2:41; John 2:23; 6:4) On the last day of Jesus’ life, He and His disciples first ate the Passover supper. Afterward, Jesus took bread and the wine [...]

The thing today called "tongues" is not a language of some people here on Earth as it was at Pentecost. Are today's tongues biblical?

In the Greek, the word translated as tongues is γλῶσσα, glōssa, meaning the literal tongue or a language. ​ When the gift of tongues (speaking in foreign languages) was first given at Pentecost, we know these languages were definitely understood by foreigners. Act 2:7-8, 11 (NIV), “Utterly amazed, they asked: ‘Aren’t all these who are speaking [...]

What does it mean to be “slain in the spirit”?

“Slain in the Spirit” or “slaying in the Spirit” are not scriptural expressions. Some charismatic Christians use these phrases to describe an individual in religious ecstasy who falls to the floor when he is overcome by the power of the holy spirit. Religious ecstasy frequently occurs during prayers for healing. The subject of the holy [...]

Today, some say that they have seen Jesus. Is this true?

The true student of the Bible is careful. The Bible warns us not to expect to see Jesus in Matthew 24 in verses: 3 …Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world? (or “end of the age”)  5 For many [...]

How did Jesus take our diseases in Mathew 8:16-17?

Matthew 8:16, 17 (ESV): “That evening they brought to him (Jesus) many who were oppressed by demons, and he cast out the spirits with a word and healed all who were sick. This was to fulfill what was spoken by the prophet Isaiah: ‘He took our illnesses and bore our diseases.’” These verses show the [...]

What are the gifts of the spirit?

The Apostle Paul records a lengthy explanation regarding the gifts of the spirit in 1 Corinthians chapters 12-14.  Paul specifically names the gifts of the spirit in 1 Corinthians 12: 8-11, “To one there is given through the Spirit a message of wisdom, to another a message of knowledge by means of the same Spirit,  to another faith by [...]

When did the star appear, which the Magi followed, in relation to the birth of Christ? For how long did they travel and how did they know what the star signified?

There is an excellent, science-based article on the star of Bethlehem in the journal, Beauties of the Truth. Please follow the link and go to the November 2011 issue. The article entitled What Did the Magi See? will explain this wonderful event.

What is the importance of the miracles that were performed in the book of Mark?

In the book of Mark, Jesus performed many miracles. Two important categories are awakening from death (5:35-43), and healing of people possessed by unclean spirits (1:23-26; 1:32-34; 5:1-20; 9:25-29).  The New Testament describes Jesus awakening three people, and these are detailed by the evangelists (Mark 5: 35-41, Luke 7: 11-19, Matthew 9: 23- 26, John [...]