Was Jesus Black? What Race Was Jesus Christ?

Was Jesus Black

There has been no small controversy over the idea that Jesus may have been black.  What race was Jesus Christ according to church historians, secular historians, and above all the Bible?Jesus, Hebrew and Jewish Matthew chapter one gives Jesus’ genealogy and it is expressly Jewish.  Jesus is called the Son of David who is the son of Abraham (Matt 1:1).  It goes back from Jesus to David and finally to Abraham (Matt 1:1).  In fact, it goes all the way back to His line in the tribe of Judah.  Ma … [Read more...]

What Does the Bible Say About the Sins of the Father?

Sins of the Father

When the Bible says that the sins of the father will be visited upon the children, what does this mean?  Is this fair?  What does the bible say about the sins of the father?The Sins of the FatherExodus 20:5 “You shall not bow down to them or serve them, for I the Lord your God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children to the third and the fourth generation of those who hate me.” Exodus 34:6-7 “The Lord passed before him and proclaimed, “The Lord, the Lord, a … [Read more...]

What Does The Bible Say About Trials and Tribulations?

What Does the Bible Say About Trials and Tribulations

The Bible is clear that everyone, saved or lost, will go through trials and tribulations.  What can we learn from them?Trials and Suffering There is nothing strange about suffering for the Christian because “all who desire to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted” (2 Tim 3:12) so “do not be surprised at the fiery trial when it comes upon you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you.  But rejoice insofar as you share Christ's sufferings, that you may also … [Read more...]

Should Christians Listen To Secular Music?

Can a Christian listen to secular music and not be sinning?  Does the Bible give us freedom to do this?  What principles does the Bible give about this subject?Secular Music Just because something is secular doesn’t necessarily mean its evil.  Even though the definition of secular is something that is detached from the religious and considered worldly by definition, we cannot throw out everything that is secular just because it is not religious, can we?  Just think of the many things that ar … [Read more...]

What Is the Meaning of Jubilee in the Bible?

What was the year of Jubilee

Have you heard of the Jubilee in the Bible?  What does this word mean?  What does the Year of the Jubilee mean?Jubilee’s Meaning The word “jubilee” in the Old Testament is from the Hebrew word “yobel” or yovel” meaning “a ram’s horn, trumpet” or “coronet.”  If someone announced the Jubilee, they would be actually blowing a trumpet and all of the congregation of Israel would be able to hear it.  The Year of Jubilee was special to Israel as we shall read about in Leviticus and see if there is … [Read more...]

What Was Jesus First Miracle? A Look at the Bible Story

Jesus First Miracle

What do the gospels record as Jesus’ very first miracle?  What was the significance of it?Jesus’ First MiracleJohn 2:1-5 “On the third day there was a wedding at Cana in Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there.  Jesus also was invited to the wedding with his disciples.  When the wine ran out, the mother of Jesus said to him, “They have no wine.”  And Jesus said to her, “Woman, what does this have to do with me? My hour has not yet come.”  His mother said to the servants, “Do whatever h … [Read more...]


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