Did Jesus Visit Hell? What Does The Bible Teach?

Did Jesus Visit Hell

Many interpret 1 Peter 3:19 where Jesus “preached to the spirits in prison” as Jesus going to hell to preach to these spirits?  Who were these spirits?  The lost or the saved or even the demons?First Peter 3:18-20“For Christ also suffered once for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh but made alive in the spirit, in which he went and proclaimed to the spirits in prison, because they formerly did not obey, when God's patien … [Read more...]

Second Coming Of Jesus: What Does The Bible Say About This Event?

Second Coming of Jesus

Does the Bible specify what happens at Jesus return?  What does it say about His second coming?Jesus:  I Will Come AgainJohn 14:1-3 “Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me. In my Father's house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also.”Just before Jesus went to the cross to die for … [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...]

What Was The Tabernacle In the Bible?

What is the Tabernacle

What was the tabernacle in the Bible?  Why was one needed?  Is there symbolic meaning to the tabernacle?The Tabernacle I believe that the tabernacle is a small reflection of the dwelling place of God in heaven.  In ancient Israel, the temple or tabernacle was the focus of their worship because that was the place where God’s presence and His glory dwelt.  They came to worship Him there, to make offerings, and to live in obedience to Him as He spoke to them.  When God had called Israel out of … [Read more...]

Ephesians 6: A Study on Spiritual Warfare

Ephesians 6

Ephesians chapter 6 equips the believer for the spiritual warfare that will come to every believer.   What are the applications for believers in Christ Jesus? Spiritual Warfare Satan is said to be “the god of this world” who has blinded those who cannot see the gospel of Jesus Christ (2 Cor 4:4) and he can appear as a minister of righteousness (2 Cor 11:4) and so believers must expect and be ready for the wicked spirits that are ready to war against those who are Christ’s.  The Devil doesn’t … [Read more...]

Philippians 4: Bible Study, Commentary and Life Application

Philippians Bible Study

What can we learn from Philippians chapter 4?  Here is a personal Bible commentary and life application to what is called “The Joy Letter.”Philippians Chapter FourPhilippians 4:1 “Therefore, my brothers, whom I love and long for, my joy and crown, stand firm thus in the Lord, my beloved.”Paul calls these brothers and sisters in Christ his “joy and crown” meaning that he must have planted this church and brought them into the faith and considers himself as their spiritual father like h … [Read more...]