What Is The Remnant Mentioned In The Bible?

What does the Bible mean when mentioning a “remnant?” Does this have to do with the church, Israel, or both?What is a Remnant? If you asked someone on the street what a remnant is, they might think of carpet remnants or whatever’s left after everything else is gone. We arrived at a garage sale late on a Saturday and all we found were “remnants” or leftovers, because everything else was gone after having been sold. That’s what we might think about when defining what a remnant is, but the Bibl … [Read more...]

What Does Being A Disciple of Jesus Mean?

What does it mean to be a disciple of Jesus Christ? Why are we to make disciples of others?What is a Disciple? Jesus warned those who were not willing to pay the price of following Him by saying, “any one of you who does not renounce all that he has cannot be my disciple” (Luke 14:33), so what is a disciple so that we may be sure that we are one of His disciples? The word disciple comes from the Old English discipul which comes from the Latin discipulus, meaning, “pupil, student, follower,” … [Read more...]

How To Honor Parents That Are Less Than Honorable

The Bible commands us to honor our father and mother, but what if they are anything but honorable?The Fifth Commandment When God gave Moses the Ten Commandments, the first four deal with our relationship with God, while the final six deal with our relationships with our fellow man and woman, but it seems interesting that God would place the command to honor our father and mother as the first order of importance. Why not put murder or adultery as the fifth? Why is honoring your parents … [Read more...]

Was Jesus The God Of The Old Testament?

Since Jesus is God and has always existed, was He around during the Old Testament? Was He the God of the Old Testament?Before the Beginning If you want to go back to the beginning, don’t start at Genesis 1:1 but start with the Apostle John’s account that begins before creation. He writes, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God” (John 1:1), and clearly, Jesus was the Word of God Who became flesh (John1:14), and was with God (the Father and the Holy Spi … [Read more...]

Who Are The Christadelphians?

Who are the Christadelphians? Are the Christian or are they a sect or a cult?Who Are the Christadelphians? The Christadelphians were founded by British-born John Thomas in 1838, who was a London-born physician-turned-Bible teacher, and after migrating to America, got involved in the Restoration Movement, a movement geared toward ending sectarianism, which had been his experience while living in England. He sought to reform the society itself by recovering the first century church’s p … [Read more...]

When Helping Someone Can Be Hurting Someone

Most of us don’t mind helping others, but is there a time when our help can be a hindrance?Enabling There is a lady I know who had such a difficult time with her son that she came to the point of giving up on him altogether. This all started a very long ago, and she told me that she has done everything for her son but he still ended up in prison. She said her son “has had every chance to make something of himself, yet he has failed me time and time again,” so what went wrong? This woman’s in … [Read more...]