What Does The Bible Say About The Occult?

What does the Bible say about the occult? A lot more than you might know. What is the Occult? The word “occult” comes from the Latin word for “hidden” or “secret” but doesn’t refer to scientific knowledge that’s hidden but knowledge of the paranormal and can include such things as magic, alchemy, extra-sensory perception, astrology, spiritualism, and divination and most often refers to magic or some supernatural power that is hidden from most people or is at least, secretive from the masses. Th … [Read more...]

What Is Lent?

What is Lent? What is the meaning behind the observance of Lent? What is Lent? Lent is the time period preceding Easter where many Christians observe a fast, abstinence, and/or penitence in commemoration of the fast that Jesus experienced in the wilderness. Lent runs from Ash Wednesday to Holy Saturday and includes forty weekdays. The purpose of Lent is to prepare the believer through prayer, penance, repentance of sins, the atonement, and through self-denial. Lent is primarily observed by the … [Read more...]

What Is A Definition For An Evangelical Christian?

What is the definition of an evangelical Christian? What does this mean? What is an Evangelical? An evangelical, in short, evangelizes. They take Jesus’ imperative command very seriously 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 that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age” (Matt 28:19-20), but Jesus also tells them that “All authority in h … [Read more...]

What Do Calvinists Believe?

What do Calvinists believe?  Is it the same thing that John Calvin did? Who Was John Calvin? John Calvin was one of the early Reformers and followed closely in the footsteps of Martin Luther, although never directly working with him as he was considerably younger than Luther, Calvin was still seen as somewhat of the successor to Luther.   And just like Luther, Calvin studied law.  John Calvin was born in 1509, just when the ripples of the Reformation were being felt, thanks in large part to Mar … [Read more...]

What Is A Definition Of Christianity?

What is the definition of Christianity?   How does the Bible define it? First Mention of Christians The biggest issue I see with defining Christianity is that it never speaks much about a relationship.  It restricts Christianity to a set of beliefs, doctrines, or certain adherences to what the Bible teaches, however I think it’s not so much about religion as it is about a relationship and the relationship Christians can have with the Father through Jesus Christ (John 6:44; Acts 4:12).  A secul … [Read more...]

What Does The Word Church Mean? A Bible Definition

What does the word “church” mean? What is the biblical definition of the church?What “Church” Means? Jesus once said to His disciples that “I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it” (Matt 16:18) so it is not our church or nay body of believer’s church. It is Jesus’ church and He built it and not even the gates of hell can stop it. The word Jesus used for church was the Greek word “ekklēsia” and is the same word used for when a gathering of citizens are calle … [Read more...]