What is the specific purpose of creation? (Philippines)

The Lord God, Yahweh, our creator, long ago purposed a family of beings to be taken from among mankind. These saints would be tested, proven, faithful, and ultimately be rewarded with His own divine nature, immortality.  This family of immortal beings would be His [...]

Genesis 1:31 (WEB), "God saw everything that he had made, and, behold, it was very good. There was evening and there was morning, a sixth day." This ending statement is made after each creative day. But on the Seventh day the statement of "there was evening and there was morning, a seventh day" is not made by Elohim Yahweh. Why? What's the meaning or implication of this? (India)

The seventh day is not yet finished. Mankind has been living through the seventh day.  As you noted, Yahweh uses, “there was evening and there was morning” at the end of each of the six creative days.  Yahweh blessed the seventh day, and He is now resting [...]

I'm in a church where the pastor controls everything. The pastor doesn't allow the leadership to make suggestions or contribute to church matters. There are no elders, no deacons and board. The leaders don't have any idea of how the church finances are managed. The pastor makes all the decisions and wouldn't allow anyone to question him. Is this biblical? (Australia)

Without knowing the details, we feel unable to judge. However, the Bible does teach how a church should be organized. First, the congregation should study the structure of the New Testament church. All Christian members were responsible for selecting the leaders of the church. Congregations [...]

Which is the true system of worship? (Vanuatu)

Jesus never established a "system" of worship. First, consider the locations where believers met to worship God.  Acts 16:13, "And on the Sabbath day we went out of the city to the riverside, where prayer was customarily made…” Acts 20:7, “…when the disciples came [...]

Who is the founder of Jehovah's Witnesses? (Nigeria)

The lawyer, Joseph Franklin Rutherford who promoted himself as Judge Rutherford, was the founder of the Jehovah's Witnesses. Some believe Charles Taze Russell was the founder but this is an inaccurate historical gloss.  During C.T. Russell's life, the International Bible Students Association published the [...]

How did Solomon apply his wisdom? (Ghana)

Solomon used God's wisdom to understand the natural world.  1 Kings 4:29-34 (NIV), “God gave Solomon wisdom and very great insight,…He was wiser than anyone else,...And his fame spread to all the surrounding nations. He spoke three thousand proverbs and his songs numbered a [...]

Explain about the persecution of Israel. (India)

When God made His covenant with Abraham, He gave this promise: “I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse…I will surely bless you and make your descendants as numerous as the stars in the sky and as the [...]

Is it okay to fight? (Philippines)

No. Christians may not fight physically. It's devilish when people hit, beat, or rob us. But many have suffered for righteousness.  Remember the great Apostle Paul’s hardships. 2 Corinthians11:24-27, “Five different times the Jewish leaders gave me thirty-nine lashes.  Three times I was beaten [...]