What Was The New Covenant In The Bible?


What is the New Covenant mentioned in the Bible? How is it different from the Old Covenant?The Prophesied New Covenant The prophets of old foretold of a coming new and better covenant. Jeremiah wrote “Behold, the days are coming, declares the Lord, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and the house of Judah’ (Jer 31:31). Ezekiel wrote “And I will put my Spirit within you, and you shall live, and I will place you in your own land. Then you shall know that I am the LORD; I … [Read more...]

What Was The Good News In The Bible?


What is the good news that is mentioned in the Bible? Why is it called the “good news?”The Bad News Have you ever had someone tell you “I’ve got bad news and I’ve got good news for you. Which do you want to hear first?” I usually like to hear the bad news first so that it gets better after that. The way the Bible is written, the bad news is usually presented first and only then comes the good news because the good news is meaningless until you first learn about the bad news and only then is … [Read more...]

What Was The Tree Of Life In The Bible?


What was the Tree of Life? Why was it called this? What does it have to do with believers today?Life in the Garden Some phycologist’s believe that given the right environment, people would do so much better in life but what was better than living in the garden? It was a paradise to be sure. There was no need for hard labor and there was no need to work for food as the fruits available in the Garden provided everything that they would ever need as there were “plants yielding seed according to … [Read more...]

What Was The Upper Room In The Bible?


What does the “upper room” have in its significance in the Bible? What was the upper room?The Upper Room in the Old Testament The first mention of having an upper room was significant as there was an upper room in the Temple of God where David instructed his son Solomon as “David gave Solomon his son the plan of the vestibule of the temple, and of its houses, its treasuries, its upper rooms, and its inner chambers, and of the room for the mercy seat; and the plan of all that he had in mind f … [Read more...]

What Was The Promised Land In The Bible?


What was the Promised Land all about concerning Israel’s crossing over into it? Why is this important for us to know about today?The Promise to Abraham Long before Israel even existed, God called Abram (later, changed to Abraham) and told him that He would make him into a great nation (Gen 12:2) and that the families of the earth would be blessed on account of him (Gen 12:3). Later, God told Abram “Look toward heaven, and number the stars, if you are able to number them.” Then he said to him … [Read more...]

What Was The Golden Calf In The Bible?


What was the golden calf all about in the Book of Exodus? Why was this such a grievous sin?Idolatry Idolatry can be described as the worship of a physical object or image-worship or divine honor paid to any created object by someone or others. Idolatry has been described as occurring when you look down at the fruit of your own labor and see the statue that you carved yourself, and then you worship it. It could be a blind or excessive devotion to something like money, job, family, video … [Read more...]