God acts on the principles which define His very character: justice, love, power, and wisdom. The Psalmist says in Psalm 89:14 “Justice and judgment are the habitation of thy throne: mercy and truth shall go before thy face”. The foundation of God’s law is [...]
Our Lord commanded no one to go out and "convert" the world. We are told to evangelize, that is, to preach the gospel into all the world. (Matthew 16:15) However, this preaching of the gospel does not mean conversion. Presently, Satan is blinding mankind. [...]
There are four main points in God’s plan: 1. Through the permission of evil, God's intelligent creation will learn the results of disobedience and sin. 2. God will provide a way for the recovery of mankind and grant the willing an opportunity for everlasting life. [...]
Philippians 2:12,13 reads: “Therefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling; for it is God who works in you both to will [...]
If grace happened when Jesus died on the cross, what happened to everyone else in the Old Testament when they died?
The world of mankind includes all children of Adam - whether born before or after Jesus’ sacrifice. When father Adam sinned, he and all mankind were condemned to death. “One man’s trespass led to condemnation for all men,” Romans 5:18 (RSV). What is the [...]
Practicing homosexuality is forbidden in the Bible. (Leviticus 20:13) Our hearts go out to those struggling with these feelings. Those dear ones will need to lead a celibate life. (Please recognize: many heterosexuals are also celibate. Celibacy is practiced for a variety of different [...]
We will define godhood as the state of being a god, just as manhood is the state of being a man. When Jesus was born, he was only and fully a perfect man. Nowhere in the Bible does it teach that Jesus was part [...]
Many religions are the same! Their gods take only a fraction of mankind to heaven. The great majority of mankind are condemned to eons of suffering either here on earth through reincarnation or in hell. These gods have supposedly created a great and beautiful [...]
Part 1: What did God originally promise man? And from what did Jesus save us? In Genesis chapter 3, Adam was promised a blessed life on earth. However, God also promised disobedience would bring death to Adam (and us, through Adam). When Adam disobeyed, he [...]
When you’re preparing for a crusade where everyone coming is an unbeliever, what type of message will be suitable to win them for Jesus Christ?
When I witness, I begin by explaining that most likely they have heard Satan’s lies about Christianity. These lies keep people from becoming a Christian. For example, there is the lie stating when you die, you either go to heaven or hell. This is [...]
The gospel is defined in Galatians 3:8, “Scripture foresaw that God would justify the Gentiles by faith, and announced the gospel in advance to Abraham: “All nations will be blessed through you.” In other words, the gospel (literally meaning, “good news”) is the promise [...]
Scriptures are quoted from the New International Version Bible, unless otherwise noted. First, consider Jesus' relationship to God. Jesus Christ is the Son of God, "His only begotten Son" (John 3:16 NASB). Jesus was with God before coming to earth. Jesus said, "I came [...]
Psalm 16:11: “You will make known to me the path of life; In Your presence is fullness of joy; In Your right hand there are pleasures forever.” Verses 10 and 11 are a prophecy about Jesus. God would not permit Jesus to remain dead [...]
We are very precious! God sacrificed his only begotten Son to die for all mankind: "For you are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's," 1 Corinthians 6:20 "You are bought with a price; [...]
When the people that had done evil are resurrected, will they die in the lake of fire and cease to exist? Or God will do something else?
John 5:28, 29 (ESV), “all who are in the tombs will hear his voice and come out, those who have done good to the resurrection of life, and those who have done evil to the resurrection of judgment.” The concept of judgment includes a [...]
Summary: Spirit begettal is evidenced by our communion with God and a desire to do His will. Actual spirit birth occurs at our resurrection. Discussion: The term “born again” (Strong’s #1080) is not necessarily a correct translation in every scripture. For example, in the [...]
The Greek word for iniquity is ἀνομία, “anomia,” Strong’s word G459. It means “without law or lawlessness”. Apostle John shows how iniquity (lawlessness) is connected to sin. 1 John 3:4 (CSB), “Everyone who commits sin practices lawlessness (iniquity); and sin is lawlessness (iniquity).” Jesus [...]
Please explain John 10:16, "I have other sheep that are not of this sheep pen. I must bring them also. They too will listen to my voice, and there shall be one flock and one shepherd."
The context of John 10:16 reveals that Jesus is the Shepherd of the Little Flock. These are His chosen sheep who will work with Him throughout all eternity upon their resurrection. This sheep class, His Church, is now being called to be sacrificed just [...]
Gospel means “good news.” God’s wonderful plan of salvation for all mankind is God’s good news. When did the Lord begin to proclaim the plan of redemption from sin and death? Way back in the Garden of Eden. Even when God was pronouncing the [...]
“[…] indeed God who will justify the circumcised by faith and the uncircumcised through faith is one”, (Romans 3: 30). Because two different words are used by Paul we can assume there is a reason for the change. The Greek word for “by” is [...]