Where Is Purgatory In The Bible?

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?

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...]

What Is The Difference Between Religion and Spirituality?

Is religion and spirituality the same thing? If not, what are the differences between religion and spirituality?What is Spirituality? What if someone came up to you and told you that they’re a very spiritual person, as some have told me? What does that mean? If someone’s spiritual does that mean that they’re a Christian too? Not necessarily because someone who claims to be spiritual could mean almost any kind of meaningful activity. It might be meaningful to them but what does it mean to God … [Read more...]

What Does The Bible Teach About Euthanasia?

Does the Bible say anything about euthanasia or assisted suicide or is the Bible silent on this subject?Suicidal Thoughts I believe that all of us go through periods of our life when we feel utterly depressed. It is actually normal to pass through these so-called “dark nights of the soul” when we feel so despondent that we might even contemplate suicide. It has at least passed through the minds of many people, even among Christians. Depression and thoughts of suicide is an equal opportunity … [Read more...]