What will God`s kingdom be like?

Jesus spoke often about God’s kingdom. He described it as coming in stages, ending with a future time when the earth will be restored and all those who died will be resurrected to learn how to live righteously.    Revelation  gives us a [...]

What is the specific purpose of creation? (Philippines)

The Lord God, Yahweh, our creator, long ago purposed a family of beings to be taken from among mankind. These saints would be tested, proven, faithful, and ultimately be rewarded with His own divine nature, immortality.  This family of immortal beings would be His [...]

Please, why is God in heaven and not in earth? (Nigeria)

The Bible tells us that God’s home is heaven.  We have a number of verses that tell us this: “Our Father who is in heaven”(Matthew 6:9); “For God is in heaven and you are on the earth,” (Ecclesiastes 5:2); “The Lord is in His holy temple; the Lord’s throne is in heaven” [...]

Revelation 22:20 (WEB) He who testifies these things says, “Yes, I come quickly.” Amen! Yes, come, Lord Jesus. Yahshua (Jesus) promised that he would come QUICKLY. But it's past 2000 years already. Isn't Yahshua (Jesus) late in his second coming? Or is the word Quickly wrongly translated in English language? (India)

As your question suggests, the original Greek word “quickly” means “shortly, that is, without delay, soon, or (by surprise) suddenly,…” (from Strong’s Concordance).  Now, let's look at 2 Peter 3:3-9 (Young’s Literal Translation), “This first knowing, that there shall come in the latter end [...]

What does the Bible say about the 2nd resurrection (general resurrection)? I'm given to understand that all will rise, my question is; what does the Bible say about when we rise, will we be made as new again or will we still remember our past lives including family and friends? If we are made anew and don't have any memories of the past life, how will we be judged if we don't have those memories? Many thanks, I look forward to the response and I am grateful for your app! (South Africa)

Summary: If the human race could not remember their past lives, it would be fruitless to resurrect them. They would only fail to obey again. Their memories with sin will teach them “to love righteousness and hate wickedness.” Psalm 45:7 Discussion: 1 Corinthians 15:22-25 [...]

Who was King Saul? (Part 2)

Saul was the first king of Israel. He was often disobedient and followed his own ways instead of God’s ways.  Obedience is loyally following God’s wishes and instructions rather than our own. After yet another one of Saul’s willful sins, the prophet Samuel [...]

I'm in a church where the pastor controls everything. The pastor doesn't allow the leadership to make suggestions or contribute to church matters. There are no elders, no deacons and board. The leaders don't have any idea of how the church finances are managed. The pastor makes all the decisions and wouldn't allow anyone to question him. Is this biblical? (Australia)

Without knowing the details, we feel unable to judge. However, the Bible does teach how a church should be organized. First, the congregation should study the structure of the New Testament church. All Christian members were responsible for selecting the leaders of the church. Congregations [...]

Genesis 1:31 (WEB), "God saw everything that he had made, and, behold, it was very good. There was evening and there was morning, a sixth day." This ending statement is made after each creative day. But on the Seventh day the statement of "there was evening and there was morning, a seventh day" is not made by Elohim Yahweh. Why? What's the meaning or implication of this? (India)

The seventh day is not yet finished. Mankind has been living through the seventh day.  As you noted, Yahweh uses, “there was evening and there was morning” at the end of each of the six creative days.  Yahweh blessed the seventh day, and He is now resting [...]

Who was King Saul? (Part 1)

The Israelites were complaining that they wanted to be like other nations with fancy kings who sat on thrones and led them into battles. But by demanding a king, they were actually rejecting God, who was already their invisible king, more powerful than [...]

What is the Bible? (Libya)

Summary: The Bible is the story of man: their creation, fall into sin and death, our Savior, Jesus, dying to release man from their death sentence, the development of the Bride of Christ, and the full restoration of mankind back to life, health, and [...]