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...]

What Is Spiritual Discernment? A Bible Study

What is Spiritual Discernment

What does it mean to have spiritual discernment?  How can we gain in our understanding and spiritually discern truth from error?King Solomon’s Gift of DiscernmentFirst Kings 3:8-12: “And your servant is in the midst of your people whom you have chosen, a great people, too many to be numbered or counted for multitude. Give your servant therefore an understanding mind to govern your people, that I may discern between good and evil, for who is able to govern this your great people?” It pleas … [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 Covet Mean? Bible Definition of Covet or Coveting

What is Covet in the Bible

What does it mean to covet?  What does the Bible define as coveting?Coveting, the Tenth CommandmentExodus 20:17 “You shall not covet your neighbor's house; you shall not covet your neighbor's wife, or his male servant, or his female servant, or his ox, or his donkey, or anything that is your neighbor's”The command to not covet is the tenth or last of the Ten Commandments and is one of the hardest commandments to obey and it is impossible to see this being broken in others because it i … [Read more...]

What Is The Biblical or Christian Definition of Hope?

Christian Definition of Hope

What does hope mean to the Christian?  How does the Bible define hope?  Hope is essential to the believer for joy so it’s critical to have.What Hope Isn’t Hope is not “I hope my team wins the Super Bowl” or “I hope I get a raise.” Biblical hope is not a hope-so but it is a know-so.  It isn’t wishing for the best.  It isn’t waiting to see what happens and hope that it turns out well. Hope is not a feeling or an emotion.  Hope is the knowledge of facts.  If someone says to you that “I hope you … [Read more...]

What Is A Prophet? A Bible Study

What is A Prophet

What did it mean to be a prophet of God?  Where there prophets only in the Old Testament or were there some in the New Testament?  What about today, are there prophets today?The Old Testament Prophet When a prophet spoke in the Old Testament, he never spoke his own words but spoke only those words given to him by God so when he spoke it was actually God speaking through him.  There are many Old Testament prophets and they usually prophesied events that were far into the future (Dan 12) but n … [Read more...]