What Did Jesus Say or Teach About Hell?

What Did Jesus Say About Hell

Jesus taught about the reality of hell.  Is this teaching that hell is forever or are the condemned simply burned up and annihilated?Hell, a Fiery FurnaceMatthew 13:41-42, 49-50 “The Son of Man will send his angels, and they will gather out of his kingdom all causes of sin and all law-breakers, and throw them into the fiery furnace. In that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.  So it will be at the end of the age. The angels will come out and separate the evil from the rig … [Read more...]

Top 7 Bible Verses About Work, Work Ethic or Employment

Bible Verses About Work

What are seven of the top Bible verses about work?  What do these tell us about our work ethic or employment?Work with all Your MightEcclesiastes 9:9b-10 “in your toil at which you toil under the sun. Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with your might, for there is no work or thought or knowledge or wisdom in Sheol, to which you are going.”This is one of my favorite Bible verses on employment because Solomon says that whatever our job is you are to “do it with [all of] your might. … [Read more...]

Were There Giants In The Old Testament? What Does The Bible Teach?

Were There Giants In the Old Testament

David fought Goliath who was said to be a giant.  Where there really giants in the Old Testament?  What does the Bible say about this?The Word Giants in the Bible Unfortunately, the word that the Bible uses for “giant” is a mistranslation by the Greek translators of the LXX in the second and third centuries B.C.   Even the English translators followed the same mistranslation pattern as the Greek translators and rendered the Hebrew word “gibor” for  giant but the Hebrew word “gibor” literally … [Read more...]

Who Is Jesus of Nazareth? Was Jesus God?

Who is Jesus of Nazareth

Many false religions insist that Jesus was not God.  Who was Jesus?  Is Jesus only a Man or is He God, or is He both?Jesus is ImmanuelIsaiah 7:14 “Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign. Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.”This chapter looked forward to the coming of a Son that would be born of a human mother and that His mother would be a virgin; the virgin Mary.  This miraculous conception was foretold (Luke 1:26-33) and later … [Read more...]

What Does The Bible Say About Gambling? A Christian Study

What Does The Bible Say About Gambling

Is it sin to gamble?  Is the Bible silent on this subject and if so, are there biblical principles that we can apply as to whether we should gamble or not?God Determines the LotProverbs 16:33 “The lot is cast into the lap, but its every decision is from the Lord.”Truly nothing happens outside of the sovereign will of God.  I once heard a believer say that it is God’s will that he should gamble because it was recreational to him.  If he won he was going to use the money for the Lord’s … [Read more...]

Why Did God Destroy Sodom and Gomorrah?

Why Did God Destroy Soddom and Gomorrah

What was the reason given for God’s destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah?  Are there parallels today for the reasons why these cities were destroyed?Burning Sulphur Beneath Sodom and Gomorrah The word sodomy seems to have originated from the city-state of Sodom because of the sexually immoral practices that were prevalent there.  God destroyed these cities for their incredible wickedness.  Sodomy is a word that is sometimes used to describe particular sexual crimes and can include those with th … [Read more...]