Does The Bible Have Hate Speech?

Some call what is preached in the Bible hate speech.  Does the Bible actually have hate speech?What is Hate? There are laws in Canada that make it a crime to preach against certain things that exist in their society and these laws may soon be coming to the U.S but is there really hate speech in the Bible?  Can we say that with authority?  We know that God hates sin and it is said that God hates divorce but it never says that God hates divorced people.  Psalm 7:11 says that “God judges the ri … [Read more...]

What Does A Rainbow Mean In The Bible?

Rainbows are such a beautiful part of creation. After a rainstorm, it’s wonderful to see the big, colorful arc appear in the sky. It leaves people breathless and gives them relief after a period of rain. But, what is the meaning of a rainbow in the Bible? Is it even found within the pages of Scripture? The answer, amazingly, is yes! Something that we see today was also viewed back in Bible times. Despite that, though, there is a lot more significance to the rainbow. It’s so significant, matter of … [Read more...]

What is Holy Saturday?

Have you heard of Holy Saturday?  What is this day all about and what meaning does it have for Christians?Holy, Holy, Holy God alone is holy and no day in and of itself is holy.  Only God can make something or someone holy and so did God declare a particular Saturday as holy?  Why would a day be holy and why a Saturday?  I can understand Resurrection Day being considered by Christians as a holy day or a holy convocation or gathering but what is Holy Saturday and why is it called tha … [Read more...]

What Does It Mean To Abide In Christ?

Jesus tells us to abide in Him.  What does He mean by this?  How do we abide in Christ?Abiding Is Jesus speaks about abiding in Him in John 15:4 where He says "Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me."  The Greek word for abide is "menō" and means "to remain in, to tarry, to not depart from" so when Jesus tells us to abide in Him we are to remain in Him and not to depart from Him.  The word "abi … [Read more...]

Introduction to the Book of Titus From the Bible

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...]