1 Corinthians 7:14 (ESV), “For the unbelieving husband is made holy because of his (believing) wife, and the unbelieving wife is made holy because of her (believing) husband. Otherwise, your children would be unclean (sinners under condemnation, unjustified, unrelated to God, aliens from His [...]
An employee built a house using his life savings. Some people demanded that the house be donated to the pastor. The person denied it. Does it mean that as a result he will go to hell?
No one may demand a sacrifice or gift from another. Our Savior, Jesus Christ, never asked for, nor demanded, nor owned a house. Luke 9:58, “Jesus said to him, ‘Foxes have holes and birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man [...]
Many churches seem to focus on tithing, attendance numbers, beautiful buildings. Of course, we all know those things do not bring us closer to God. We need to feed on God’s word and then apply those truths to our lives. In our non-demoninational group, [...]
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, [...]
The true religion will reflect the true God. What is God like? Consider how God’s natural creation demonstrates His attributes. Romans 1:20 (NIV), “For since the creation of the world God's invisible qualities--his eternal power and divine nature--have been clearly seen, being understood from [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Yes, Israel was carried captive to Babylon; there an Image was set up, and all were commanded to worship it. Babylon is a type or shadow of the nominal church. Thus the name Babylon (Confusion) is applied to it in Revelation. Papacy was the [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 like stories. So, read your children the wonderful Bible stories and teach them the faith and character-building lessons associated with each story. We have many children’s books available for purchase at chicagobible.org/bible-bookstore/ Or you could read these books online by downloading the free PDFs. Here are [...]
When we consecrate our lives to serve God, we give 100% of everything we have and are. Romans 12:1, “I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your [...]
What do the scriptures say about extraterrestrial or alien life contacting earth? Is there life on other planets?
The Bible does not specifically comment about life on other planets. Will God create extraterrestrial life? Perhaps. God creates nothing in vain. Respecting the creation of earth, Isaiah wrote, “For thus says the LORD, who created the heavens — He is the God who [...]
Summary: Rehoboam was unwise in his administration of the 12 tribes of Israel. His lack of wisdom triggered the split of the kingdom into the two tribes (Judah and Benjamin) and the rest of the ten tribes. Jeroboam was rebellious. He was not of [...]
Church growth is not important. God is the one calling and developing the small, true church. Increasing church attendance will not increase the true church nor will it convert the world. Only Jesus and His bride will be able to convert the world during [...]
If I repent but fall back into sin (addiction) sometimes within days or hours…or weeks or months, am I truly repenting and forgiven each time? Or am I not truly repenting because I know!!! I DO NOT WANT TO CONTINUE TO FALL!
Your body has become dependent on drugs. This means your mind and body will crave the substance in order to feel normal. If you stop using, your body will feel sick. Then, you will want to use in order to feel better. Breaking an [...]
We want songs that reinforce the good in our hearts. Are the lyrics lovely, pure and good? Philippians 4:8, “Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever wins respect, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovable, whatever is of good repute--if there is any [...]
2 Corinthians 1:21-22 (NKJV), “Now He who establishes us with you in Christ and has anointed us is God, who also has sealed us and given us the Spirit in our hearts as a guarantee.” The seal or mark of the New Creature is [...]