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...]

Did The Bible Approve of Slavery?

Many non-believers claim that the Bible and therefore God approves of slavery.  Is this true?   What do the Scriptures say about this?The Letter to Philemon The Apostle Paul, when he was imprisoned, had a runaway slave, Onesimus help him and apparently Paul led him to saving faith in Christ (Phil 1:10 and considered himself as Onesimus’ father and Onesimus as Paul’s spiritually begotten son.  When Paul writes Philemon, who was Onesimus’ slave owner, Paul requests to have Onesimus be freed fr … [Read more...]

What Does The Bible Say About Divorce?

What Does The Bible Say About Divorce

Is the Bible clear on grounds for divorce?  Does the Old Testament and the New Testament agree on grounds for divorce?Divorce in the Old Testament Deuteronomy 24:1-4 says“When a man takes a wife and marries her, if then she finds no favor in his eyes because he has found some indecency in her, and he writes her a certificate of divorce and puts it in her hand and sends her out of his house, and she departs out of his house,  and if she goes and becomes another man's wife,  and the latt … [Read more...]