Who Was Cornelius In The Bible?

Who was the Cornelius mentioned in the Bible?  What can we learn about him from the Scriptures?Cornelius, Roman Centurion This man, Cornelius, was no small figure in the land of Judea.   His being a Roman Centurion meant that he had under his command, at the bare minimum, at least one hundred men because the word centurion comes from the Latin root “centum” which means one hundred but there is wide disputation about this fact because most centurions under the Roman tribal system, called the … [Read more...]

Who Was Pontius Pilate?

Who was Pontius Pilate? What does he have to do with the account of Jesus death? Pontius Pilate Becomes Governor of Judea Pontius Pilate was a Roman prefect or governor of Judea for about a decade (AD 26-36).  He was under governor but still under the authority of the emperor Tiberius.   He supposedly got his name from his being a Roman knight or equestrian belonging to the clan of Pontii, which explains the source of his name Pontius.  Sejanus, who was a favorite of Emperor Tiberius, secured P … [Read more...]

What is Holy Saturday?

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 Charity Mean In The Bible? A Biblical Definition of Charity

Bible Definition of Charity

Have you ever just stopped and thought about the current state of our world? If you haven’t, it would be wise for you to do so! When you turn on the news it seems all you see is pain; war, murder, infidelity, and crime are on every news report. But, every once in a while there is an inspiring story that warms the hearts of many and gives hope to those who have lost it due to living in this world. The Bible is very similar in this regard. Much of what’s included in the Bible is bad; people die, si … [Read more...]

What Was The Practice and Reasons For Casting Lots In The Bible?

Whenever you read the Bible, difficulties can arise due to not understanding the proper historical context, terminology, or the cultural elements that surround the text. There are many things within the Bible that are hard for a 21st century person to fully understand. One of those things is the act of casting lots. It’s mentioned in the Old Testament a number of times and even in the New Testament a handful of times. It’s a confusing topic, to say the least, but one that can be understood more w … [Read more...]

What Is The Bible Or Spiritual Meaning of Water?

Bible and Water

It’s no secret that water is important. Without it, all of us would die within a few days. Because of this, then, water often takes on pretty strong literary elements. Many times, in the form of rain, it can foreshadow something bad or ominous that is going to happen. At other times, it could imply a type of baptism, in which a character undergoes some type of change to his character, usually for the better. But, does this hold water (pun intended) when it comes to the spiritual or biblical m … [Read more...]