Why Was There Polygamy In The Old Testament Of The Bible?

Polygamy In Old Testament

Does the Bible teach, condone or approve of polygamy?  Why did God allow polygamy in the Old Testament?  What does the Bible say about whether polygamy is right or wrong?What is Polygamy? Polygamy is basically the practice of having one or more wives.  The word comes from many “poly” marriages “gamos.”  The word polygamy comes from the Greek “polygamia” and if translated it means “state of marriage to many spouses.” It is the state of having two or more and in some cases, several wives and t … [Read more...]

Where Did Jesus Live While On Earth?

Where Did Jesus Live

Does the Bible specify where Jesus lived while on the earth?  Did He even have a home?  Where did He call home?Born in a Stable When Jesus came to earth and was born of a virgin and God became both God and Man, He came in the lowliest and most humble of places…a stable or perhaps a cave or dugout where the animals were kept.  He was overlooked by most and no one saw this as being the fulfillment of prophecy until after the fact.  Even though He is called “Jesus of Nazareth” does this mean th … [Read more...]

Top 7 Bible Verses About Forgiveness

Bible verses about forgiveness

What Bible verses do you think of when you think of forgiveness?  Here are what I consider perhaps the top seven Bible verses on forgiveness.  What is one of yours?The World's Definition of Forgiveness The world's definition of forgiveness is remarkably different from that which the Bible describes. If you were to ask someone off the street what forgiveness meant they might say it's the act of forgiving someone of something, having a willingness to forgive someone from something that t … [Read more...]

Did Jesus Visit Hell? What Does The Bible Teach?

Did Jesus Visit Hell

Many interpret 1 Peter 3:19 where Jesus “preached to the spirits in prison” as Jesus going to hell to preach to these spirits?  Who were these spirits?  The lost or the saved or even the demons?First Peter 3:18-20“For Christ also suffered once for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh but made alive in the spirit, in which he went and proclaimed to the spirits in prison, because they formerly did not obey, when God's patien … [Read more...]

How Many Brothers and Sisters Did Jesus Have?

Did Jesus Have Brothers and Sisters

Did Jesus have brothers and sisters?  If so, how many did He have?  Was Mary a virgin?Jesus’ Family Jesus had a human mother and brothers and sisters but His Father was divine.   Jesus’ through His mother Mary was conceived by the Holy Spirit so Jesus had no human father but His conception was by the Spirit of God.   Jesus was also the first born of His family and so by the Old Testament tradition, He received the birthright, being the first born, and in having the largest portion of the fam … [Read more...]

When Was Jesus Really Born? Does The Bible Say His True Birthday?

When was Jesus really born?  Was it December 25th?  Was it in the fall?  Can we even know what day or can we know only the time of year?Is Christmas Jesus’ Birthday? December 25th is the day that people celebrate Jesus’ birthday as Christmas even though we don’t precisely know the date of His birth.  There is speculation that Jesus was born in the fall and not the winter because the shepherds were still abiding in the fields which may not happen during the harshest time of the winter and tha … [Read more...]