What Are The Lost Books of the Bible? Is This Important?

There are some books that were claimed to have been lost and not in the Bible.  Are they important enough to know about or to have been included in the Bible?The Sufficiency of ScriptureSecond Timothy 3:14-17 “But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have firmly believed, knowing from whom you learned it  and how from childhood you have been acquainted with the sacred writings, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus.  All Scripture is brea … [Read more...]

Is Gambling a Sin According to the Bible?

Is Gambling A Sin

Is gambling a sin?  Does the Bible address this issue?  What can we learn from the Bible as to whether gambling is a sin or not?Decide for Yourself I am going to provide you with some Bible verses and see if you can decide for yourself whether you believe that gambling is a sin or not.  I hope you will read the following Bible verses to determine whether you think it is okay for a believer to gamble or if it can lead a person astray and cause them to stumble.  If you can reach a decision aft … [Read more...]

Top 7 Bible Verses For Couples

Bible Verses For Couples

What top Bible verses are intended for couples?  What would you consider among the top Bible verses for couples?A Three Fold CordEcclesiastes 4:11-12 “Also, if two lie down together, they will keep warm. But how can one keep warm alone? Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.”If you read the entire chapter of Ecclesiastes eleven you will see that this is talking about the necessity of two being better than one.  We can e … [Read more...]

Top 7 Bible Verses About Grief

Bible Verses About Grief

What are some of the greatest Bible verses about grief?  What would be in your list?  Here are what I consider my top 7 Bible verses on grief.Abraham’s Grief over SarahGen 23:2 “And Sarah died at Kiriath-arba (that is, Hebron) in the land of Canaan, and Abraham went in to mourn for Sarah and to weep for her.”This is one of the most touching of all Scriptures because Abraham must have surely loved Sarah.  He not only mourned for her…he wept for her.  When we think of Abraham we think o … [Read more...]

What Is The Sinner’s Prayer? Is This In The Bible?

What Is The Sinners Prayer

What is the Sinner’s Prayer?  Is it in the Bible?  If not, why is this believed to exist?  If so, where is it in the Scriptures?The Sinner’s Prayer There really isn’t a “sinner’s prayer” per say in the Bible.  Just recognizing that we are all sinners should make us pray and acknowledge that we are.  First John 1:8, 10 says “If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we say we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.”  That is the fir … [Read more...]

What Is The Golden Rule? Is It In The Bible?

What Is The Golden Rule

Does the Bible teach the “golden rule?”  If so, what is it?  If not, why have we heard of this and suppose that it comes from the Bible?What is the Golden Rule? Is the golden rule what Jesus said in Matthew 7:12 “So whatever you wish that others would do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets?”   It could well be what people refer to when they speak about the golden rule.   We should treat others the way that we would wish to be treated.  If we want others to show us r … [Read more...]