Introduction to the Book of Titus From the Bible

Book of Titus

What is the purpose behind the Book of Titus?  Here is a brief introduction to this book.The Authorship and Date There is little doubt that the Apostle Paul was the author of the Book of Titus (1:1).  This “book” is actually a letter, sometimes called an epistle, which Paul wrote to Titus who was the pastor of the church at Crete and whom he had left in charge.  This letter, one of three written called the “pastoral epistles” (including 1 and 2 Timothy) was written toward the end of Paul’s l … [Read more...]

What Does Unequally Yoked Mean in the Bible?

What does the term “unequally yoked” mean?  What does this have to do with believers in the church?Ancient Yokes Yokes were used to fasten two animals together, often Oxen, to pull carts, wagons, plows, or used to even pull tree stumps out.  Not surprisingly, the word yoke is associated with “servitude” but it could also mean indentured or enslaved too because God told Jeremiah that “any nation that will bring its neck under the yoke of the king of Babylon and serve him, I will leave on its … [Read more...]

What Does The Number Thirteen (13) Mean or Represent in the Bible?

Number 13 in the Bible

Is there something symbolic or meaningful about the number 13?   If so, what is it?Not an Unlucky Number God is sovereign over all that happens and there are no accidents in the reign of God so 13 is not a lucky or unlucky number.  In fact, luck is like chance…it is nothing.  Some hotels and airlines have no 13th floor or 13th aisles in them because of superstition.  Friday the 13th also carries that stigma with it. When we attribute certain power or luck to a number we are revealing our ign … [Read more...]

What is the Bible Definition of a Saint?

Bible Definition of Saint

How does the Bible define a saint?  Are Christians saints after they die or while they are still living?The Word "Saint" The Greek word for saints is an interesting one.  It is the word "hagios" and means "most holy thing" so a saint is a holy person but wait, aren't all men sinners, even after they are saved?  Yes, that's true but God sees us as having Jesus own righteousness because Christ became sin for us so that when the Father now sees us, He sees us as having the righteousness of Je … [Read more...]

What Does Yahweh Mean? A Biblical Study

What Does Yaweh Mean?

God is called Yahweh.  What does this name mean?  Should we call God Yahweh?Is YHWH Yahweh? YHWH is a Tetragrammaton or God’s given name in the Old Testament but Bible scholars cannot agree on exactly how this name of God was or is to be pronounced.  The Hebrew language does not contain vowels (e.g. e, I o, u, a) so that is why God’s name appears as YHWH and that is why all the letters of His name are always capitalized since His name is a proper noun.  When God revealed His name to Moses, H … [Read more...]

Can A Person Be Demon Possessed? A Bible Study on Demonic Possession

Can A Person Be Demon Possessed

Can Christians be demon possessed?   What about non-believers, can they be possessed and are some possessed today?Demon Possession I cannot find one Scripture where a Christian was possessed by a demon or by Satan.  Satan seemed to speak through Simon one time when Jesus rebuked Satan  who was influencing what Peter was saying but Peter nor were any Christians in the Bible, including the Old Testament saints, every possessed by a demon or by Satan.  We will look at several key passages to se … [Read more...]