Does The Bible Teach There Are Ghosts?

Do ghosts exist, and if so, what does the Bible say about them?Fascination with Ghosts For as long as I can remember, people have had a fascination with ghosts. Sometimes children believe there are ghosts under the bed or in the closet. Halloween brings out dozens of ghostly figures, and not just with children either because the adults get swept up into it too. There have been hundreds of books written about ghosts, and dozens of movies made, as well as cartoons, video games, and even … [Read more...]

What Is The Unpardonable Sin?

Is there a sin that God will not forgive or an unforgivable sin?The Law and Sin Perhaps the first question that should be asked is “What is sin?” Does the Bible give us a precise idea on what sin is? Yes, because if you look at the Ten Commandments, we know from the beginning that murder is sin, so is theft, and adultery. It’s not that these commandments are “Don’t do this” and “Don’t do that,” but rather, “Don’t do this and hurt yourself and others” because that’s what sin does. It brings d … [Read more...]

Does The Prodigal Son Parable Mean Christians Can Be Prodigals?

What was the parable of the Prodigal Son about? Can Christians become prodigals?A Prodigal Who or what is a prodigal? A prodigal is often characterized by someone who lives in an extravagant and wasteful lifestyle and lives with no responsibility. It can also be considered someone who loves lavish living but not actually having the right to that living. In the case of the Prodigal Son, the son had nothing to leave home with, so he desired to have his inheritance ahead of time, before his … [Read more...]

How Did Jesus Fulfill The Law?

What did Jesus mean when He said He came to fulfill the law?Fulfill Which Law? What law was Jesus’ speaking about when He said, “Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them” (Matt 5:17)? In fact, He went on to say, “until heaven and earth pass away, not the smallest letter or stroke shall pass from the Law until all is accomplished” (Matt 5:18). Was it the Mosaic Law or the Ten Commandments or some other Old Testament … [Read more...]

How Do I Get Joy In My Life And Keep It?

Most of us experience joy, but how can we keep joy in our life? Is it possible?Happiness Regardless of what people might believe, the Bible never promises Christ followers happiness. God’s Word never declares, “I want you to be happy” or “I promise you happiness,” so happiness is not a promise of God, though it can be a product of a promise of God. For example, believers have been spared from the wrath of God, however “the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unri … [Read more...]

How Do I Know Which Bible Promises Are For Me?

The Bible holds hundreds of promises, but which ones are promises only for believers?Promises to Abraham When God called Abram (later changed to Abraham), “the Lord said to Abram, “Go from your country and your kindred and your father's house to the land that I will show you. And I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you and make your name great, so that you will be a blessing” (Gen 12:1-2). With this promise, God adds, “I will bless those who bless you, and him who dishonors y … [Read more...]