Please can you tell me if the Bible says our pets have souls? (Australia)

All animals, including pets, are souls. The Hebrew word for soul is נֶפֶשׁ or “nephesh”. Nephesh is translated in many different ways by most Bible translators. These differences hide the original meaning of the Hebrew text. However, the Rotherham Bible is an especially accurate, word-for-word translation. Consider Rotherham’s translation of Genesis 1:20-25,   “And God [...]

Why did God create the earth? (Nepal)

The earth is a gift from God to mankind! “Thus saith Jehovah, Heaven is my throne, and the earth is my footstool.” “And I will make the place (footstool) of my feet glorious.” “And his (Jehovah’s) feet shall stand in that day upon the Mount of Olives.” Isa. 60:13; 66:1; Zech. 14:4; Matt. 5:35; Acts [...]

What does the Bible say about Christmas? (Philippines)

Short Answer: The Bible does not teach us to celebrate Jesus’ birth. However, it is always permissible to rejoice in different aspects of our Lord’s life. Discussion: Jesus never told His disciples to celebrate His birth. So, how did this celebration start? December 25 became the traditional date of Christmas when it replaced the pagan [...]

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 [...]

Was Judas Iscariot truly a close relative of Jesus?

No, Judas was not a relative of Jesus. The Judas who betrayed our Lord was named Judas Iscariot. This name is explained in John 6:71, “Judas the son of Simon Iscariot.” (ESV) In the Bible, he was never identified as a family member of Jesus. Judas was a very common and popular name among the [...]

What does the Bible say about deacons?

The word deacon, Greek diakonos, means servant or minister. The Apostle Paul refers to himself and to Timothy as “ministers of God.” (2 Cor. 6:4) The Apostle again says, “Our sufficiency is of God: who also has made us able ministers (diakonos) of the New Testament.” (2 Cor. 3:5,6)  The apostles and prophets, who were [...]

Please does every dream that we have come from God?

Dreams from God are only for very special events. For example the dreams in Genesis were only given to the patriarchs, or fathers, of Israel. God had a special relationship with these men because He had promised Abraham that through him and his seed (children) all the families of the earth would be blessed. See [...]