Why Was Jesus Baptized Since He Was Sinless?

Why would Jesus, the Son of God, need to be baptized since He was without sin?Baptism Baptism has been debated as being necessary for salvation for a very long time and some even believe you can’t be saved without being baptized, but what does baptism really mean? There is no special property to water because it’s only by the precious blood of the Lamb of God that we’re really saved and our sins are cleansed from us, but a person that’s been saved should be baptized because it is commanded o … [Read more...]

Book of First Peter Bible Study And Commentary

The Apostle Peter's letter has much to say to the church today, so here is a Bible study and commentary on the Book of 1st Peter.First Peter 1:1-12 It is clear that Peter is writing to the Jews who are dispersed (called the Dispersion) throughout the Roman Empire. He calls them the elect, meaning that God has elected to save those who trust in Christ because our election was “according to the foreknowledge of God the Father.” The word used for “foreknowledge” is literally “prognosis” which m … [Read more...]

What Was The First Century Church Like?

What was the 1st century church like? Are there churches still like this one?The First Century Church You don’t even have to go to the church historians or the writings of the early church fathers to know what the first century church was like. Of course, you are free to do that, but we can learn much about the church by reading the Book of Acts, more specifically, Acts 2:42-47 in this case. Three, you can see what the primitive church did. To begin with, the early church “devoted the … [Read more...]

Was The Mosaic Law Copied From The Code of Hammurabi?

What is the Cod of Hammurabi? Did Moses copy parts of it in the Mosaic Law?Who Was Hammurabi? Hammurabi was the sixth king in a dynasty of 11 kings of Babylon. At the beginning of the second millennium, a group of Amorites migrated into Mesopotamia integrating into the urban social and political culture of the region. Early in the 19th century BC, Sumu-abum rose to power in Babylon creating a new Babylonian dynasty of Amorite kings. Sumu-abum and his early heirs focused on the immediate … [Read more...]

Are There Carnal Christians? What Are Carnal Christians?

Does the Bible say that Christians can be carnal? If so, what does that mean?Carnality The word “carnal” comes from the Greek word “sarkikos” which means “fleshly” or “carnal” and means “having the nature of flesh” or “being under control of the animal appetites.” You can picture a dog snarling while eating his meal. The dog only cares for himself and those who try to get in his way while he’s eating had better watch out! The ESV and NASB use the correct translation of the word “carnal” into … [Read more...]

Why Were Some Books Excluded From The Bible?

Why were some books left out of the Bible? What books were they? God-Breathed The Bible declares of itself that Scripture is God’s Word, uttered as it were, from the very breath of God. The Apostle Paul says “All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness” (2nd Tim 3:16), so “that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work” (2nd Tim 3:17). The Apostle Peter tells us “that no prophecy of Scripture … [Read more...]