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 [...]

What is the sin against the Holy Spirit which cannot be forgiven?

“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 due to ignorance or to accident, but is the result of [...]

During Jesus' time were the children of God going through times like this??

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 his son (disobedient). He ordered John the Baptist beheaded - as [...]

Why is there Religion?

“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 precision of nature reflects an all-knowing and all-powerful god. The Creator’s justice is [...]

According Mark 3 verses 28-30, what types of blasphemies to the Holy Spirit cannot be forgiven?

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 the world to come.”  Speaking against the Holy Spirit is [...]

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 a wise God, at creation, He gave man a free will. [...]

Why does God allow problems and trials in our lives?

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 consider it all joy when we have these problems and trials. [...]

How can one experience divine knowledge, divine prosperity and divine health in his life time?

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 first?   (Isaiah 26:9 NASB, “…For when the earth experiences Thy [...]

Did God allow evil to test us?

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 needed to learn to exercise his free will in obedience to [...]

Was Judas guilty for the role he played in the arrest of Jesus Christ?

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 would be better for him if he had not been born.”  [...]