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...]

What Does Yahweh Mean? A Biblical Study

What Does Yaweh Mean?

God is called Yahweh.  What does this name mean?  Should we call God Yahweh?Is YHWH Yahweh? YHWH is a Tetragrammaton or God’s given name in the Old Testament but Bible scholars cannot agree on exactly how this name of God was or is to be pronounced.  The Hebrew language does not contain vowels (e.g. e, I o, u, a) so that is why God’s name appears as YHWH and that is why all the letters of His name are always capitalized since His name is a proper noun.  When God revealed His name to Moses, H … [Read more...]

What Is Repentance? Bible Definition of Repent and Repentance

What is Repentance

What exactly is repentance?  Why is it so important?  Are the terms repent and repentance the same or are they different?What Repent Means The Greek word for repent in the New Testament is “metanoeo” which means “to change one’s mind” and this involves a turning from sin with contrition to God.  It’s like you headed out for a drive down the freeway but you went down the wrong way and were now headed in the wrong lane and the traffic was now coming straight at you.   You need to turn around a … [Read more...]


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