What is the Bible Definition of a Saint?

Bible Definition of Saint

How does the Bible define a saint?  Are Christians saints after they die or while they are still living?The Word "Saint" The Greek word for saints is an interesting one.  It is the word "hagios" and means "most holy thing" so a saint is a holy person but wait, aren't all men sinners, even after they are saved?  Yes, that's true but God sees us as having Jesus own righteousness because Christ became sin for us so that when the Father now sees us, He sees us as having the righteousness of Je … [Read more...]

Top 7 Bible Verses About Loving One Another

Loving Others Scriptures

Jesus commanded believers to love God and to love one another and so what are some of the top Bible verses commanding us to love one another?The Greatest CommandmentMatthew 22:37-39 “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.”Jesus gave us the greatest commandment of all.  We must love God first and foremost and this love encompasses a … [Read more...]

Is There Biblical Reasons for Christians to be Vegetarians?

Christians and Vegetarians

Many Christians are eating a vegetarian diet?  Is it solely for health reasons?  Are there biblical reasons to be a vegetarian? Was Jesus a Vegetarian? Certainly, there is sufficient evidence that Jesus was not a vegetarian because He ate fish (Luke 24:42-43) and it would seem strange if He were because He multiplied both bread and fish when He fed the five thousand plus (Matt 14:17-21).  In the beginning, God gave mankind permission to eat meat (Gen 9:2-3) and Jesus Himself declared all foods … [Read more...]

Top 7 Bible Verses Showing God’s Mercy

Bible Verses About God's Mercy

God is merciful and the Bible teaches that from Genesis to Revelation.  Which are some of the top Bible verses on mercy?Mercy Is... I would describe mercy as something that we don’t receive (God’s wrath) even though we deserve it.  To put it another way, it is what we do not get that we rightly have coming to us.  Mercy is almost the opposite of grace.  It is what we get which we do not deserve, however mercy is where we don’t get what we truly do deserve and that would be the wrath of God ( … [Read more...]

What is the Difference Between Dreams and Visions in the Bible?

Difference Between Dreams and Visions

Are there differences between dreams and visions?  If so, what are they?Dreams and Visions Joel prophesied about dreams and visions in Joel 2:28 “And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my Spirit on all flesh; your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, and your young men shall see visions.”  The very fact that Joel writes that dreams and visions will come indicates that they are not the same thing.  Why else would Joel delineate between th … [Read more...]

What is the Difference Between Jealousy and Envy in the Bible?

Envy vs Jealousy

Is there any difference between envy and jealousy in the Bible? If so, what are the differences between the two?Jealousy is… Jealously have been described as a “green-eyed monster of envy” but is jealousy really envy?  When a friend of mine noticed that another man was giving too much attention to his wife he became a little jealous.  His jealously came to the surface when he saw that this man appeared to be flirting with his wife.  When he talked to his wife about it, she said that she had … [Read more...]