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 can forgive sins (Isaiah 43:25). Some believe these scriptures apply to [...]

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, who do not have the law (Mosaic Law), do by nature [...]

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 Adam. (Romans 5:12, “Therefore, just as through one man sin entered [...]

What is stopping GOD from revealing Himself?

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 says, “For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so [...]

What is the Greek word for the English word iniquity, and what does it mean?

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 explained what God’s law is in Matthew 22:37-40, “Jesus said to [...]

Do Matthew 24 verses 8 and 9 tie in with the shooting down in Texas?

Matthew 24:8-9 “But all these things are merely the beginning of birth pangs.  Then they will deliver you up to tribulation, and will kill you, and you will be hated by all nations on account of My name.” (NASB) The word “then” in the Greek usually means “during the same time.” So, to paraphrase verse [...]