The giving of a law by any competent authority implies the ability of the recipient to keep that law. The giving of a law presupposes the possibility of its violation, and, hence, a law always has penalties attached to it. Father Adam was created in [...]
No, but it may be an act of Satan or his demons. Is Satan real? Does he exist? Yes. Satan first disrupted man’s life when he lied by telling Adam and Eve they would not die if they were disobedient. (Genesis 3:4) Ever since, [...]
Do the Scriptures tell us where God is and what He is doing? Does He hear the pleadings of the multitude of His creation? I ask this because it is so easy to be lost in the vastness of the entire universe. (Philippines)
King Solomon, while dedicating the Temple, considered the greatness of God. 1 Kings 8:27, “But will God indeed dwell on the earth? Behold, heaven and the heaven of heavens cannot contain You. How much less this temple which I have built!” God’s greatness is [...]
Sadly, false accusations are part of mankind’s sin-sickness. But take heart, people also falsely accused our Lord. They said Jesus was demon-possessed. Mark 3:22 (NIV), “And the teachers of the law who came down from Jerusalem said, ‘He (Jesus) is possessed by Beelzebul! By [...]
The principles of good and evil will always exist. God wants His intelligent beings to worship Him willingly “in spirit and in truth.” John 4:24. He does not want robots. So, where does sin begin? In the heart and mind. Lucifer, the first sinful [...]
This is a lifelong struggle. Evil thoughts come from the world when we see people hurting others, or in unholy shows, movies, magazines, sexual displays, etc. Popular songs present evil as good. Our own fallen flesh tempts us with evil. Finally, the devil seeks [...]
Ever since Adam’s disobedience in the Garden of Eden, man has suffered. The sentence of death involved the whole dying process including pain in childbirth, and heavy labor to provide food and life’s necessities. All people have experienced death and suffering. Even Jesus, God’s [...]
God can only choose the wisest and best plan for eternity. The principles of right and wrong (good and evil) will always exist. God created the angels and man with the freedom to choose between right and wrong. Angels were made to live in [...]
Most of our sins are repetitive. What unique sin have you committed recently? We all tend to repeat sins, because we are born imperfect and have inherited weak, sinful tendencies. (Psalm 51:5) Some struggle with anger, others with selfishness, others are lustful. This is [...]
Will I be forgiven for smoking if I keep doing it? I know the Bible says if we sin willfully there remains no more sacrifice for sins.
Yes, Jesus’ sacrifice does cover your fallen flesh’s need for nicotine. There are some substances which the body becomes dependent on. Caffeine and nicotine are two of these chemicals. When people drink coffee and strong black tea, their bodies become addicted to it. They [...]
The Apostle Paul asked Christians this same question! Romans 6:1-2, 12-13, 16-18, 21, 23 (NIV): “What shall we say, then? Shall we go on sinning so that grace may increase? No! We are those who have died to sin; how can we live in [...]
It can be either or both. When Adam sinned and was cast out of Eden, the Lord told him: “Cursed is the ground because of you,” Genesis 3:11. God had specially prepared the garden for man and man could have had everlasting life. The area outside the garden, [...]
Generally, all sickness is a result of Adam’s disobedience. “Through one man sin entered the world, and death through sin, and thus death spread to all men, because all sinned,” Romans 5:12. Sickness is part of the dying process. However, we can contribute to [...]
Please explain John 20: 23, “If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven them; if you retain the sins of any, they are retained.” Has this verse been changed through translation?
Jesus gave only the Apostles the authorization to “forgive or retain sins” (John 20:23) and to bind or loose things in heaven and on earth (Matthew 18:18). But what do these words mean? Many misunderstand the nature of these commissions, forgetting that God alone [...]
Knowing that Jesus has made away the law of Moses at the cross. Is stealing, murder or killing, fornication or adultery still a sin? If yes how do you know they are sin without the law?
When God created Adam and Eve, they were created in His image. (Genesis 1:26, 27.) They had God’s perfect laws of love and justice written in their hearts. The Apostle Paul explains that all mankind (including Gentiles) know right from wrong. “Indeed, when Gentiles, [...]
A television reporter stops you in the street to ask, "What's wrong with this world?" How would you answer?
Simply put: the answer is sin. Mankind, created in the image of God, were meant to have children, subdue the earth, reign over it as kings, and enjoy life. But when Father Adam disobeyed God, the dying processes began. Everyone has inherited sin from [...]
The Bible teaches, “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness…if anybody does sin, we have an advocate with the Father—Jesus Christ, the Righteous One. He is the atoning sacrifice [...]
You are not alone. When God does not fulfill our expectations, it can lead to a loss of faith. Many times people expect God to heal a loved one, or save a marriage, or fix some circumstance. When God does not do what the [...]
God has already revealed Himself in His word, the Bible. The question may be revised to say, “why has not God revealed Himself to me the way I want Him to reveal himself?” God’s methods and plans are far beyond our human capabilities. He [...]
1 Samuel 16:14. Why did the Lord send an evil spirit to trouble Saul? If God is good, why is there evil in Him?
There is no evil in God. 1 John 1:5, “God is Light, and in Him there is no darkness at all.” Additionally, “God is love,” and “God…cannot lie,” (1 John 4:16, Titus 1:2). 1 Samuel 16:14 reads, “But the Spirit of the LORD departed [...]