Since Jesus said we are to be perfect as our Father is perfect, how is this humanly possible since all sin and fall short of God’s glory? Fallen Mankind The phrase, “No one’s perfect” is absolutely true. The only thing that humans can say that is perfectly true is that, we’re not! The gap between a holy God and sinful man is so far to bridge that it would take an act of God to reconcile us. Of course, that’s… Read more

What does backsliding mean? Can a Christian backslide? Backsliding from What? If you or someone else is said to have backslidden, this must mean they had to have slid forward in the first place, so what is backsliding? Some definitions include an occasion on which one backslides, especially in a moral sense, a falling back into sin or error, reverting to old, bad habits or lapsing in religious practices or going back into certain vices from a state of virtue,… Read more

Why did Jesus have to come and die on a cross? Why was this necessary? Why Sin is Deadly The Apostle Paul reminds each of us who think we might be a good person that “None is righteous, no, not one” (Rom 3:10), not you, not me, not anyone! The fact is “no one understands; no one seeks for God” (Rom 3:10), because “All have turned aside; together they have become worthless; no one does good, not even one” (Rom… Read more

How can we find out what our spiritual gifts are? Spiritual Gifts For one thing, none of us can boast or brag about our spiritual gifts. That’s what the Corinthian church did and they were chastised for it by the Apostle Paul. There is no room for pride in the gifts of the Spirit. The Apostle Paul sums this thought up nicely, by asking, “What do you have that you did not receive? If then you received it, why do… Read more

Outside of the Bible, how can you know if God is trying to tell you something? What is Obvious The most obvious place to start with knowing what God is trying to tell you is the Bible, because in the Word of God He reveals His will to you and to me in plain words. We don’t have to guess because we can know. We’re to be giving “thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in… Read more

Here are three great examples of conflict resolution in the Bible. Jew and Gentile Christians There was a great divide within the church between the Jewish Christians and the Gentile Christians. This was perfect timing for such men as Paul and Barnabas, who often played the role of peacemaker. After the church had grown, “some men came down from Judea and were teaching the brothers, “Unless you are circumcised according to the custom of Moses, you cannot be saved” (Acts… Read more

Here are five great examples of healing in the Bible. Lazarus I believe the two greatest miracles were the incarnation of God, where the Word became flesh (John 1:1-14), and the miracle of human conversion, where a stony heart is regenerated into a heart of flesh so that they might be saved. Next to these two, I can’t think of a greater miracle of healing than the time when Jesus raised Lazarus from the dead. There are some interesting lessons… Read more

Does the Bible say much about patriotism? If so, is it wrong or is it right? Our True Citizenship Our truest citizenship is not in the nations we live in but the Kingdom of God, which is why the Apostle Paul wrote that “our citizenship is in heaven, and from it we await a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ” (Phil 3:20). Even the Old Testament saints understood that they were simply sojourners, traveling to a new and better place (Rev… Read more

Did Jesus teach pacifism? If so, how far does this go? What is pacifism? Pacifism is a commitment to peace and holding to a direct opposition to war. It includes settling all disputes in a peaceful way, but pacifism is more of an attitude than anything else. It is a determination of the will to seek peace over conflict and to use all means necessary to do achieve peace. It could be said to be an attitude or policy of… Read more

Who translated the King James Bible and why? Authors of the Bible The true Author of the Bible is not man. It is as the Apostle Paul said; “All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness” (2nd Tim 3:16). This is so that the woman and “the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work” (2nd Tim 3:17). The Apostle Peter, speaking for the other… Read more

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