You say there is no such place as hell (a place of eternal torment). What the meaning of Matthew 25:41, “Then he will say to those on his left, ‘Depart from me, you who are cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels.’” (Nigeria)

God’s judgment against unrighteousness is unalterable and eternal. He declared unto Adam that in the day he disobeyed he would die. (Genesis 2:17) The Apostle Paul wrote that the wages of sin is death. (Romans 6:23) Notice that there is no mention of “eternal torment.” Surely if eternal torment had been his fate, God would [...]

If hell is just the grave, why did Jesus say: "And shall cast them into a furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth…" Matthew 13:42? (Nigeria)

The context of this scripture is Jesus’s explanation of the wheat and tares parable. He identifies the wheat as “children of the kingdom,” the tares (which look like wheat) as “children of the wicked one,” and the field as “the world.” The reason for the destruction is in verse 41, “The Son of Man will [...]

In the parable of the talents (Matthew 25, verses 14-30), why are two servants praised?

The parable of the talents illustrates the individual responsibility of every Christian to serve God. Christian living is much more than saying, “I accept Jesus.” We are to demonstrate our salvation by service through our works. (James 2:17-26). Remember that Jesus, himself, was called a servant. (See Matthew 12:18; Acts 3:13, 26; Acts 4:27, 30.) [...]

Why did Jesus choose to speak in parables and riddles?

Matthew 13:10-11, 15 (NIV), “The disciples came to him and asked, ‘Why do you speak to the people in parables?’ He replied, ‘Because the knowledge of the secrets of the kingdom of heaven has been given to you, but not to them…For this people’s heart has become calloused; they hardly hear with their ears, and [...]

Please Explain when the Door will shut for the Unwise Virgins.

The following is a brief interpretation of the parable of the Wise and Foolish (Unwise) Virgins, Matthew 25:1-10. 25:1  “…like 10 virgins, which took their lamps and went forth to meet the bridegroom”   these are pure, holy people – not lovers of sin lamps represent the Word of God – the virgins are illuminated [...]

Please explain the parable of sower.

This parable demonstrates that not only must good seed – the Word of God, the truth – be sown, but chiefly that the attitude of the heart – the ground which receives the seed – must be good.​ The wayside illustrates hard, compacted earth, that is, a heart that is hard and solid with selfishness [...]

What can the story of prodigal son teach us?

Some of Jesus’ followers were tax collectors and gross sinners. (Luke 15:1) The Pharisees and teachers of the law were disturbed that Jesus welcomed this fallen class and even ate with them. They believed the “sinners” were living outside of a relationship with God. These might even be considered lost beyond recovery.  To refute the [...]

What is Abraham's bosom?

Abraham’s bosom represents the Abrahamic covenant.  The reference to Abraham’s bosom or chest is found in Luke 16:22 as part of the parable of the Rich Man and Lazarus.  The parable starts with the Rich Man clothed in purple and linen living in luxury.  The Rich Man represents the nation of Israel.  Lazarus represents the [...]

Kindly explain "it is easier for the camel to pass through the needle" than for the rich man to inherit or enter the kingdom of heaven?

At the time that Jesus made this statement (Luke 18:25) the city of Jerusalem had many gates, all of which were closed at sundown.  One small gate, however, was accessible to late-arriving merchants.  Because it was so small, it was necessary to unload the camels (remove all riches, and material things from their backs), and [...]