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… 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… Read more

Why Christians Can’t Be Silent About The Gospel

Since Christians have received eternal life, should they feel compelled to share that good news with others? Words are Necessary Does it seem to you that churches are not as evangelistic as they were just a few years ago? Some believe it is not necessary to use words but just be an example and draw them to Christ by the way you live. Of course, it’s great to be salt and light, but salt needs to get of the shaker… Read more

What Is The Remnant Mentioned In The Bible?

What does the Bible mean when mentioning a “remnant?” Does this have to do with the church, Israel, or both? What is a Remnant? If you asked someone on the street what a remnant is, they might think of carpet remnants or whatever’s left after everything else is gone. We arrived at a garage sale late on a Saturday and all we found were “remnants” or leftovers, because everything else was gone after having been sold. That’s what we might… Read more

What Does Being A Disciple of Jesus Mean?

What does it mean to be a disciple of Jesus Christ? Why are we to make disciples of others? What is a Disciple? Jesus warned those who were not willing to pay the price of following Him by saying, “any one of you who does not renounce all that he has cannot be my disciple” (Luke 14:33), so what is a disciple so that we may be sure that we are one of His disciples? The word disciple comes from… Read more

How To Honor Parents That Are Less Than Honorable

The Bible commands us to honor our father and mother, but what if they are anything but honorable? The Fifth Commandment When God gave Moses the Ten Commandments, the first four deal with our relationship with God, while the final six deal with our relationships with our fellow man and woman, but it seems interesting that God would place the command to honor our father and mother as the first order of importance. Why not put murder or adultery as… Read more

Was Jesus The God Of The Old Testament?

Since Jesus is God and has always existed, was He around during the Old Testament? Was He the God of the Old Testament? Before the Beginning If you want to go back to the beginning, don’t start at Genesis 1:1 but start with the Apostle John’s account that begins before creation. He writes, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God” (John 1:1), and clearly, Jesus was the Word of God… Read more

Who Are The Christadelphians?

Who are the Christadelphians? Are the Christian or are they a sect or a cult? Who Are the Christadelphians? The Christadelphians were founded by British-born John Thomas in 1838, who was a London-born physician-turned-Bible teacher, and after migrating to America, got involved in the Restoration Movement, a movement geared toward ending sectarianism, which had been his experience while living in England. He sought to reform the society itself by recovering the first century church’s practices. He began to believe that… Read more

When Helping Someone Can Be Hurting Someone

Most of us don’t mind helping others, but is there a time when our help can be a hindrance? Enabling There is a lady I know who had such a difficult time with her son that she came to the point of giving up on him altogether. This all started a very long ago, and she told me that she has done everything for her son but he still ended up in prison. She said her son “has had every… Read more

What Jesus Meant By Prophesying Many False Christs Will Come

In the Olivet Discourse or prophecy of Jesus, He said many false Christ’s will come in His name, so what does this mean? Falling Away There are so many false teachings today in Christianity that it’s hard to tell the genuine from the fake. The Apostle Paul warned Timothy, “Now the Spirit expressly says that in later times some will depart from the faith by devoting themselves to deceitful spirits and teachings of demons, through the insincerity of liars whose… Read more

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