What Importance Is The Restoration Of Israel In The Study Of End Times?


What role does Israel hold in the end times? What can we learn about the restoration of Israel? The Church and Israel There are some analogies between Israel and the church but these are not the same entities at all. No Israelite can be saved apart from trusting in Christ (Acts 4:12) but the early disciples and the early church consisted mainly of Jews and authored almost the entire Bible and the first to believe in Jesus were the Jews so at one time the church were all Jews but not all Jews … [Read more...]

Who Was Nebuchadnezzar In The Bible?


Who was Nebuchadnezzar in the Bible? What role did he play in the Old Testament? The Name Nebuchadnezzar’s Meaning Akkadian name Nabu-kudurri-usur meaning “Nabu preserve my firstborn son” and Nabu could be from the Semitic root meaning "to announce" and was the name of an Assyrian and Babylonian god of wisdom, letters and writing for which the nation of Babylon was well known for. Interestingly the name Babylon or "babilu" means (gate of god). Nebuchadnezzar ruled over the kingdom that was foun … [Read more...]

What Does Begotten Mean When Used In The Bible?


What does the Bible mean by the used “begotten” when it is used in the Bible? The Early References Some of the earliest references to Jesus as the only begotten Son of God are found in the Psalms and one in particular in Psalm 2:7 says “I will tell of the decree: The Lord said to me, “You are my Son; today I have begotten you’” and “this he has fulfilled to us their children by raising Jesus, as also it is written in the second Psalm, “You are my Son, today I have begotten you” (Acts 13:33). Cl … [Read more...]

What Does Mammon Mean When Used In The Bible?


What does the word “mammon” mean when used in the Bible? What does this mean to the follower of Christ? You Cannot Serve Two Masters The Greek word used for mammon in the Bible is “mamōnas” and means “treasure” or “riches” so when Jesus said “No one can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and money” (Matt 6:24) He was saying you cannot live your life as you would for as a servant or s … [Read more...]

What Does Vindicate Mean In The Bible?


What does it mean to vindicate when used in the Bible? What does this mean to the believer and the non-believer? Vindication Defined A definition of vindication means the act of vindicating something or someone and this means to clear, as from an accusation, an imputation, a suspicion, or the like as in the case of vindicating someone's honor whose name and reputation has been slandered or false accusations have been made against them. The word vindicate has a similar meaning within the … [Read more...]

How To Find Peace With God


What does it mean to find peace with God? How can we find peace with God according to the Bible? The Peace of God You cannot have the peace of God until you are first at peace with God but how is this possible? Paul tells us in Romans 5:1-2 “Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we boast in the hope of the glory of God.” There it is! Only … [Read more...]