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...]

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...]

What are the Differences Between Paradise and Heaven in the Bible?

Paradise vs Heaven

Are heaven and paradise the same thing?  Did the thief on the cross go to heaven or paradise?Paradise is… Jesus told the thief on the cross “Truly, I say to you, today you will be with me in Paradise” but where is paradise (Luke 23:43)?  Is this heaven or is it a different place?  Jesus told the church at Ephesus “To the one who conquers I will grant to eat of the tree of life, which is in the paradise of God” (Rev 2:7) so apparently paradise is where God is at because it is called the “Para … [Read more...]

What Are The Differences Between Law and Grace in the Bible?

Law vs Grace

Are grace and law opposed to one another?  Since we are under grace, do we still have to keep the law? Grace is… Grace is God’s unmerited favor which He bestows upon all those who repent and trust in Christ.  Grace has been called; God’s riches at Christ’s expense.  God gives us what we do not deserve.  If grace were merited, then it wouldn’t be grace anymore but salvation by works and no one is saved by works.  Paul clearly defined this in Romans 11:6 writing “But if it is by grace, it is no l … [Read more...]

Can a Christian Be Possessed By a Demon?

Can A Christian Be Demon Possessed

Is it possible for a Christian to be possessed by demons or by the Devil?  Is the Bible silent on this or is there Scriptural evidence for whether a believer can or cannot be possessed?Can Believers be Possessed? The Bible does not come right out and explicitly say that a believer cannot be possessed by demons or the Devil but we do know that unbelievers can and have been (Matt 17:14-16; Luke 8:27-33).   Some infer that Peter was possessed by Satan when Jesus told him “Get behind me, Satan! … [Read more...]