What Is The Meaning of the Term Apocalypse in Relation to the Bible?

What is Apocalypse

Maybe you’ve heard the word “apocalypse” but what does it mean in relation to the Bible?Definition of Apocalypse The secular definition of apocalypse or the way in which the world uses this word without referring to the Bible is that it means some event of cataclysmic proportion or some event that causes great destruction or loss or something that creates great fear as a result of a great disaster.  Something such as a sudden nuclear war or worldwide destructive war might be considered an ap … [Read more...]

Why and When Did Satan Fall From Heaven?

What was the reason that Satan fell from heaven?  When did this fall occur?Pride Comes Before the Fall Proverbs 16:19 says “Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall.”  God declares that “I hate pride and arrogance, evil behavior and perverse speech” (Prov 8:13) and “When pride comes, then comes disgrace” (Prov 11:2).  One thing is for sure, if a person is full of pride and lifted up, there is only one way to go and that is down.  The fact that “Pride brings a person … [Read more...]

What Is Palm Sunday?

What is Palm Sunday all about?  Why is it called Palm Sunday and should Christians participate in it or observe it?The Triumphant Entry Palm Sunday is observed in remembrance of Jesus’ triumphant entrance into Jerusalem on the final week of His earthly ministry.  This entry into the city is recorded by the gospel writers including in Matthew 21:1-5 “Now when they drew near to Jerusalem and came to Bethphage, to the Mount of Olives, then Jesus sent two disciples, saying to them, “Go into the … [Read more...]

What Is Good Friday or Holy Friday?

What is Good Friday

What is Good Friday or Holy Friday and why is it called good?  Is this a Christian holy day?What’s Good About Friday? Most Christians understand that Jesus’ died on the cross, tradition says, on that Friday before Easter or Resurrection Sunday so why would it be called Good Friday?  Even non-believers may have heard about Good Friday but they may not understand why there was anything good about it.  So what can you tell your friends, family, neighbors, or co-workers who are not saved about G … [Read more...]

What Is Maundy Thursday?

what is maundy Thursday

What is Maundy Thursday?  Why do Christians observe it? What does it represent?The Holy Week The Holy Week is the week before and leading up to Jesus Christ’s resurrection.   Some call the Thursday of that week Maundy Thursday.  Others call it Holy Thursday and even Great Thursday.  This day represents the day or actually the night when Jesus observed and held the Passover Meal, sometimes referred to as the Last Supper or Communion, with His disciples just before His betrayal, arrest, and cr … [Read more...]

What Are The Origins and History of Easter?

Origins of Easter

Are the origins of Easter pagan?  If so, why do Christians celebrate this day while others don't?The Word Easter The Old English word Easter originates from the word "Ēastrun" and also "Ēastru" which comes from a pagan image called "Eastre" who is the mythological goddess of spring celebrated by Northern European Saxons. This celebration was to honor her and was always held during the spring equinox.  Some of the associated symbols used today are steeped in paganism.  The bunny represents fe … [Read more...]