What Is Predestination? Is Predestination Biblical?


What does the Bible teach about predestination? Is it biblical? What does it mean to the saved and the lost?What is Predestination? Predestination is the act of predestinating or predestining someone or something to happen before it ever occurs. For example, I’ve predestined to do something tomorrow and it’s similar to how God predestines certain things to happen in prophecy and it has come to pass, so too has God foreordained or predestined some to be saved. Who is and who isn’t can only be … [Read more...]

Where Is Divorce Talked About In The Bible?

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Where is divorce talked about in the Bible? What can these verses tell us?Divorce in the Old Testament Leviticus 21:7 “They shall not marry a prostitute or a woman who has been defiled, neither shall they marry a woman divorced from her husband, for the priest is holy to his God.” Divorce has been around for about as long as people have been and so there is a lot about divorce in the Bible and even in the Old Testament. The requirements for priests were that they “shall not marry a prost … [Read more...]

Where Is Purgatory In The Bible?

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Does the Bible mention purgatory? If so, what Scriptures are used to support it? What is Purgatory? If you’re looking for the word “purgatory” in the Bible you won’t find it. If you’re looking for the concept of purgatory, I still don’t believe you can find it because I couldn’t, so the question is; what is purgatory? Does it really exist? The Catholic Encyclopedia says that purgatory is a place or condition of temporal punishment for those who, departing this life in God's grace, are not entir … [Read more...]

What Does The Bible Say About Self Pity?

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What does the Bible say about self-pity? Is it sin?What is Self-Pity? Self-pity is a psychological state of mind of an individual in a perceived-to-be adverse situation who has not accepted it and does not have the confidence to deal with it. They could be facing real issues or it might only be the perception of it. In short, it’s like focusing on ourselves to the exclusion of everyone else and then inviting everyone to our “pity party.” The truth is, few will show up for those kinds of part … [Read more...]

What Is The Role Of A Missions Board?


What is the role of a church’s mission board? Are there certain elements that must be included in the board’s work?The Great Commission The Great Commission was given twice by Jesus, perhaps as His way of emphasizing the importance of it. Just before Jesus left the disciples to return to the Father in Heaven He told them (and us) to “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all tha … [Read more...]

Does The Bible Talk About Christian Confirmation?


Does the Bible record anything about a Christian’s confirmation? What is a confirmation?What is Confirmation? A simple definition of the word confirmation is that something is confirmed to be true. If you are confirming your reservations on a flight somewhere, you know that you’re seat is reserved (for the most part). Confirmations can be given by someone but circumstances can alter that confirmation from becoming true. A Christian can have a confirmation, indicating to others that they are … [Read more...]