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 [...]
Why do we pray for the "Blood" covering? When I accepted Jesus I have already been covered and filled with His Blood.
As we all know, after we accept Jesus as our Savior, we will continue to sin. We daily fight against our fallen flesh. As the Apostle Paul wrote, “…For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do…For [...]
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 [...]
“There is a sin which is not unto death, [and] there is a sin unto death; I do not say you should pray for it.” (1 John 5:16) That sin is described as a sin against the holy Spirit of God. It is not [...]
The Roman government gave their local rulers dictatorial powers to keep the status quo. The governors could do as they pleased to maintain order and to collect taxes. For example, it was well-known that Herod killed his former wife (didn't want her around any more) and [...]
“The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands.” Psalm 19:1 (NIV). All creation testifies that a great and powerful god must have designed the universe. Then the question becomes, “what is that Creator like?” The enormity, complexity, and [...]
Mark 3:28-30 finds a parallel reference in Matthew 12:31-32 which says, “And whosoever speaketh a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him; but whosoever speaketh against the Holy Spirit, it shall not be forgiven him, neither in this world, neither [...]
In Exodus 32, verse 14 God said that He repented when He was going to destroy Israel. If God knows all things, why does He change His mind and repent?
“But You, O Lord, are a God full of compassion, and gracious, longsuffering and abundant in mercy and truth.” Psalm 86:15 (NKJV) God is omniscient, knowing the end of a matter at its beginning. He knows what passions and thoughts drive a man’s decisions. But as [...]
Most people wonder why God permits mankind to suffer. The answer depends on the person asking the question. Part 1: For the Christian For those who have given their lives to follow Christ, the answer is beautiful! The book of James tells us to [...]
God’s plan is to give humanity an experience with sin and evil before granting them knowledge, prosperity or health. In His wisdom, He knows we need this. Would anyone give their child a car and turn him loose, without teaching him how to drive [...]
In the beginning, Adam and Eve were created with the ability to make decisions and to choose their own actions. There was no evil at that time, so they did not understand evil or its consequences; they only knew good. God knew that Adam [...]
Yes. We learn from our Lord's own words that Judas was guilty. Matthew 26:24 and Mark 14:21 both state, “The Son of Man will go just as it is written about him. But woe to that man who betrays the Son of Man! It [...]
"Dear friends, do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal that has come on you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you. But rejoice inasmuch as you participate in the sufferings of Christ, so that you may be overjoyed when [...]
The present time in which we live is characterized by sin. At this time, only Jesus’ followers are in court. “For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God,” 1 Peter 4:17. (The house of God refers to spirit-begotten [...]
What Is the Curse? Genesis 2:16,17, “And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, ‘Of every tree of the garden you may freely eat; but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that [...]
Can a Pastor, who has caused someone pain verbally and did not ask for forgiveness, continue to preach at the pulpit?
In this situation, it is important to determine if the pastor knows he has verbally hurt someone. If not, (sometimes our words unintentionally hurt another), then the person who feels wronged, should directly contact and talk to that pastor. Jesus gave this instruction in [...]
Why were Sodom and Gomorrah destroyed, since the Bible said that "until the law, sin was in the world but sin was not imputed where there was no law." Romans 8:13
God destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah because of His love for His children. This may be a little difficult to understand on the surface, but we are to remember that God’s ways are higher than ours. The thought of this chapter begins by reading Verse [...]
We are not to judge others. However how do you not judge a person who has committed a horrific crime by todays standards, such as child rape, murder, torture? How do I have compassion for such an evil, wicked soul, and share a dinner table with such a soul? Am I supposed to?
Matthew 7:1-2 (NIV), “Do not judge, or you too will be judged. For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged…” Luke 6:37, “Judge not, and ye shall not be judged: condemn not, and ye shall not be condemned: forgive, and [...]
“A voice was heard in Ramah, lamentation, weeping, and great mourning, Rachel weeping for her children, refusing to be comforted, because they are no more.” (Jeremiah 31:15; Matthew 2:18) This prophecy from Jeremiah was fulfilled when Herod ordered all the male babies to be [...]
First, we do not need to justify anything that God does, as God is just (Romans 3:26). Justice and judgment are the foundation of His throne (Psalm 89:14). He cannot deny Himself (2 Timothy 2:13), so therefore we know everything He does is righteous. [...]