In the New Testament, miracles were signs given to unbelievers to bring them to Christ. Just as tongues (foreign languages) were given to spread the Gospel, so the miracle of healing testified to God’s power. 1 Corinthians 14:22 (NKJV), “Therefore tongues are for a [...]
Our Pastor keeps giving us hope that God told him, that through Jesus, we will become well. I don't think this is scriptural. (Nigeria)
The Bible does not teach divine healing for the followers of Jesus in the present life, nor at this time for anyone. Christians are to lay down our lives in sacrifice. We obey and glorify God in all of our hard experiences; we are [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
“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 [...]
When God appeared to Moses, the bush was on fire but was not burnt up. Question: what does that scene stand for?
When the bush was on fire but not consumed, it was an indication that something supernatural was happening. This unnatural occurrence attracted Moses’s attention. Exodus 3:2-6, “And the Angel of the LORD appeared to him in a flame of fire from the midst of [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 www.beautiesofthetruth.org and go to the November 2011 issue. The article entitled What Did the Magi See? will explain this wonderful event.
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 [...]
Jesus and his apostles healed many people! Mark 6:13, “…And they were casting out many demons and were anointing with oil many sick people and healing them.” But, they did not heal themselves. The Apostle Paul prayed to be relieved from what appears to [...]
Our belief is that all the Bible records historically happened literally, except maybe when it says that animals speak, it may be in the mind of the individual interpreting the actions of the animal. In the case of the Sun standing still, we do [...]
There have been several reports of people who saw or heard things when their hearts had stopped and were then revived again seconds to minutes later. Some of these reports have been admitted to be hoaxes. Others seem to be a more realistic report [...]
The miracle of turning water into wine, found in John 2:1-11, is the first recorded miracle of Jesus' public ministry. It occurred while Jesus and his disciples were attending the wedding in Cana on the third day of the celebration. Apparently, Jesus’ mother, Mary, [...]
Why do you say tongues ceased, when a few verses later Paul says tongues are for talking to God and tongues edify man?
The texts in question are found in 1 Corinthians 14. Let us look fully at the context of chapter 14 to clearly understand the Apostle’s instructions to us. Verse one is simply stated; pursue love first, then as regarding spiritual gifts, prophesying (“speaking under [...]
Visions from God are only for very special events. There are three words that are translated “visions”, in the New Testament. 1) The Greek word “horama”, which means something gazed at, a spectacle or vision, is used twelve times. The first time is in [...]
It appears Jesus did heal everyone who asked, and even those who did not ask, but WHY? The New Testament gives us many examples of Jesus and the apostles healing others. When Jesus healed, He did so for those with and without faith. The (Roman) centurion [...]
No, being filled with the Holy Spirit is not the same as speaking in tongues. Remember when Jesus was baptized? (Matt. 3:13-17) When John brought him up out of the water, the heavens opened and he saw the spirit of God coming down like [...]
Many Pentecostal Christians today claim to speak in tongues. Some claim to be speaking in some actual human language other than their own, while others claim to be speaking an unknown tongue, or a language of angels - not a human language found on [...]