Matthew 27:52-53, “And the graves were opened; and many bodies of the saints which slept arose, And came out of the graves after his resurrection, and went into the holy city, and appeared unto many.” Did those who were raised die again or did they move straight to heaven? (South Africa)

The expressions “out of the graves [tombs]” and “out of the tomb” have different shades of meaning in the New Testament, The expression, “out of the tomb”, is twice used in the singular. John 12:17 (NKJV), “…He called Lazarus out of his tomb and [...]

What is the morning star? (Philippines)

The Morning Star is another name given to Jesus. The title of the Morning Star appears twice, both in Revelation. Revelation 2:28, “And I will give him (faithful Christians) the Morning Star.” Revelation 22:16, “I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in [...]

Why is human freedom God-given? (Philippines)

Human freedom is God-given because God created us “in His own image.” (Genesis1:27) Not a physical image, but a copy in mind and heart. We have a conscience and the ability to reason. We feel joy and grief, happiness and contentment or pain and [...]

Why was the Israelites' election necessary? (Zambia)

Beginning in Genesis, God selected Abraham for his faithfulness and gave him a marvelous promise.  Genesis 22:17-18 (ESV), “I will surely bless you, and I will surely multiply your offspring as the stars of heaven and as the sand that is on the seashore. [...]

How can we identify the work of Satan? (New Zealand)

We can identify the work of Satan by analyzing actions/events and the  character traits that fuel those actions.  As God’s arch adversary, Satan is diametrically opposed to righteousness and all things holy.  So, we analyze a work to see if it opposes righteousness.The Apostle [...]

When did God reveal Himself? (Philippines)

Revelation 5 is a picture illustration of the revealing of God’s plan. This is a symbolic representation – not literal - for Jesus is described as “the lion of the tribe of Judah” in verse 5 and a lamb in verse 8. He could [...]

Please explain 1 Corinthians 3:16-17 (NASB), "Do you not know that you are a temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwells in you? If any man destroys the temple of God, God will destroy him, for the temple of God is holy, and that is what you are." (Philippines)

We will consider three perspectives of these verses. Perspective 1:  In the context of this chapter, Paul is warning the brethren to watch for those who would bring in false doctrines and heresies. These could cause factions and divisions among the collective “temple” of [...]