Please explain about the guy who asked Abraham to warn Lazarus and his brothers about suffering in hell

Jesus starts a series of lessons that are in parable form (Luke 15:3).  (Parable = one thing said, another thing meant).  The parable found in Luke 16:19-31 is called “The Rich Man and Lazarus”.  At first reading, the text seems to say that this rich man was being tormented in hell because he had enjoyed [...]

Please explain John 5:45-47, being accused to the Father

Joh 5:45-47,  “Do not think that I will accuse you to the Father: there is one that accuseth you, even Moses, in whom ye trust. For had ye believed Moses, ye would have believed me: for he wrote of me. But if ye believe not his writings, how shall ye believe my words?” Jesus was [...]

Explain the parable from Luke 5:36-38 about the new and old garment.

Luke 5:36-38 "No one tears a patch from a new garment to patch an old garment. Otherwise, the new garment would be ruined, and the new patch wouldn’t match the old garment. Nobody pours new wine into old wineskins. If they did, the new wine would burst the wineskins, the wine would spill, and the [...]

What do Luke 14:1-15 mean?

Luke 14:7-11 "And he put forth a parable to those which were bidden, when he marked how theychose out the chief rooms; saying unto them, When thou art bidden of any man to a wedding, sit not down in the highest room; lest a more honourable man than thou be bidden of him; And he that bade [...]

How do you identify and deal with a wolf in sheeps clothing?

The origin of the saying “a wolf in sheeps clothing” goes back to Aesop’s Fables (620-560 BC) where a wolf disguised his appearance in order to gain the trust of sheep so that he could more easily secure one of them as food.  This fable was well known in the day of Jesus. That is [...]

What is meant by the expression, “An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth”? (`Exod. 21:24`.)

The Law given to the Israelites by the Lord, through Moses as the Mediator for that nation, was designed to emphasize and impress the lesson of the Divine principle of JUSTICE on the minds of the people. All through that wonderful system of laws this principle is boldly prominent. Justice is inexorable, demanding an exact [...]

What about the “River of the Water of Life, clear as crystal?” (`Rev. 22:1,2`) Is it an actual river? If so, how may one get a drink out of it?

If we were disposed to accept this as a literal statement, we might well do as the old Spanish explorer, Ponce De Leon, did--search for the Fountain of Perpetual Youth! And we might have the consoling thought that surely there would be enough water in this river of the water of life to put out [...]

Will the New Jerusalem (`Rev. 21:2`) be a literal city of gold and gems, and will it come floating down through the sky and locate somewhere on the earth? If so, how, when, and where?

We are aware that quite a number seem to hold the thought of an actual city, with all of its walls, buildings, towers and turrets, coming down from above and locating in the land of Palestine. Those who have this thought should try to bear in mind that much of the Bible is written in [...]

What is meant by the New Jerusalem referred to in `Rev. 21` and `22` chapters?

A close reading of these chapters will convince any student that a literal city was certainly not meant. In symbolic prophecy a "city" signifies a religious government backed by power and authority. Thus the "holy city, the New Jerusalem," is the symbol used to represent the established Kingdom of God, the overcomers of the Gospel [...]