Who Was Cornelius In The Bible?

Who was the Cornelius mentioned in the Bible?  What can we learn about him from the Scriptures?Cornelius, Roman Centurion This man, Cornelius, was no small figure in the land of Judea.   His being a Roman Centurion meant that he had under his command, at the bare minimum, at least one hundred men because the word centurion comes from the Latin root “centum” which means one hundred but there is wide disputation about this fact because most centurions under the Roman tribal system, called the … [Read more...]

Who Was Pontius Pilate?

Who was Pontius Pilate? What does he have to do with the account of Jesus death? Pontius Pilate Becomes Governor of Judea Pontius Pilate was a Roman prefect or governor of Judea for about a decade (AD 26-36).  He was under governor but still under the authority of the emperor Tiberius.   He supposedly got his name from his being a Roman knight or equestrian belonging to the clan of Pontii, which explains the source of his name Pontius.  Sejanus, who was a favorite of Emperor Tiberius, secured P … [Read more...]

Who Killed Jesus Christ? Who is Responsible for His Death?

Who is responsible for Jesus’ death?  Was it the Romans, the Jews, all of us or someone else? Was it the Romans? Many people claim that is was the Romans who actually killed Jesus because they were the ones who crucified Him but didn’t Pontius Pilate wash his hands of the whole affair?  Pilate didn’t want to put Jesus to death.   As was the custom of the Passover, Pilate offered to release Jesus and so he intentionally found the most unworthy of all the prisoners to release; Barabbas.  He said … [Read more...]

Parable of the Shrewd Manager: Summary, Meaning and Commentary

Parable of Shrewd Manager

What does the Parable of the Shrewd Manager mean?  What lessons are there in this story for Christians today?What He Shrewd or Dishonest? Some translations have the heading of “The Parable of the Dishonest Manager” while others have it as “The Parable of the Shrewd Manager” but whatever you call it, Jesus had a purpose in this parable as He did in every parable.  Jesus used natural things that we are familiar with to teach a biblical principle in ways that made it easier to understand and so … [Read more...]

What Does The Day of the Lord Mean? When Will the Day of the Lord Come?

When you hear about the Day of the Lord, what do you think it means?  When does the Bible say it will occur?The Day of the Lord There is so much in the Bible, from the Old Testament to the New about the “Day of the Lord” and it’s sometimes simply called “the Day” or “that Day” so we’ll explore what this means and try to find out when that day might come.  For those who step out of this life without Christ, their “day of the Lord” is the very next moment after they die so it’s critical to get … [Read more...]

What Does the Judgment Seat of Christ Mean in the Bible?

Everyone must stand before Christ someday to give an account for their life.  What is the Judgment Seat of Christ and what does it mean?Two Different Judgment Seats Christians may not know this yet but they go through two different judgments.  When they repent and believe in Christ, they have been judged already for their sins and been made or declared righteous before God because of Christ (2 Cor 5:21) and they now have peace with God (Rom 5:1).  Those who have refused to repent and be … [Read more...]