What Does It Mean To Seek First The Kingdom of God?

Jesus says that we must seek the Kingdom of God first?  What does He mean?  What is this Kingdom of God and how do we seek it first?The Kingdom of God The gospel of Mark says that the first thing that Jesus said was “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel” (Mark 1:15). What was this kingdom all about?  For one thing, Jesus is the King of this kingdom.  Jesus spoke a lot about the kingdom of God in parables in Mark chapter 3.  Jesus said tha … [Read more...]

What Does the Term Epistle Mean?

Bible Definition of Epistle

Have you heard of the word epistle used in the Bible? What does this word mean exactly?An Epistle is... Some Christians, in a recent poll, thought that an epistle was the wife of an apostle.  Seriously!  I am not making that up.  An epistle is not a person but a thing.  Not every book in the New Testament is an epistle but every letter written is an epistle.  The word used for “epistle” comes from the Greek word “epistole” and essentially means “a letter” so an epistle is a letter and most o … [Read more...]

What Does Redemption Mean In The Bible? Christian Definition of Redemption

What does the word redemption mean?  Redeemed from what?  Here is a biblical definition of redemption.A Secular Definition of Redemption If you went up someone on the street and ask them what the word redemption meant, they might give you a different definition than someone who is a believer in Christ.  The secular definition of redemption is the act of redeeming or atoning for a fault or mistake.  Other definitions include repurchasing something or making a deliverance or rescue.  Some incl … [Read more...]

How Does The Bible Describe or Define A Fool?

How Does The Bible Define a Fool

If you ask most people what they think of April fool’s day, they will often describe the day of April 1st when people trick others into believing things that are not true as part of a joke. After the victim falls for the deception, the truth is revealed and usually everyone has a good laugh. However, April fools jokes demonstrate deeper truths about characteristics of a fool that can teach us many things. To understand these deeper truths we should explore how does the Bible describe of define a … [Read more...]

What Does The Bible Say About Astrology?

What Does The Bible Say About Astrology

People have long been fascinated by the universe. Specifically, the stars and everything in the night sky has fascinated great minds and laypeople alike. Some people center their entire worldview or religion on it, resulting in things like horoscopes and mapping the stars for direction in their life. In fact, take a look at popular movies and literature—the ideas are prevalent! Stars are often viewed as a type of guide, telling people exactly what path they should take in their life. This leads o … [Read more...]

What Does The Term Revelation Mean in The Bible?

The Bible is certainly a difficult book to understand. Despite the fact that many of us are separated by the culture we live in, we’re also removed by thousands of years. It’s full of ancient writing techniques, cultural ideas and symbols, and words that can be difficult to understand. Much of this is due to the way the text is translated into English (or any other language other than the original), but the fact remains; it can be difficult to read, which leads to discouragement. Yet, I implore y … [Read more...]


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