What Does Repent Mean In The Bible?

 Have you heard of the word repent in the Bible?  What exactly does it meant to repent? How can a person repent?What is Repentance?  The Greek word used in the New Testament for repentance is "metanoia" which means to have a "change of mind" so if someone repents, their mind has been changed in the sense of their desire is not toward sin anymore but their desire is to avoid sin and to seek to live a holy life.  God actually gives a person the ability to repent as "God's kindness is meant to … [Read more...]

What Does Redemption Mean In The Bible? Christian Definition of Redemption

What does the word redemption mean?  Redeemed from what?  Here is a biblical definition of redemption.A Secular Definition of Redemption If you went up someone on the street and ask them what the word redemption meant, they might give you a different definition than someone who is a believer in Christ.  The secular definition of redemption is the act of redeeming or atoning for a fault or mistake.  Other definitions include repurchasing something or making a deliverance or rescue.  Some incl … [Read more...]

What is Dispensationalism?

What is dispensationalism?  Why is it important?  What are the differing views?  What if believers don’t hold to these views?Dispensationalism is… Dispensationalism is basically the view that God uses different means or methods in working with the nation of Israel and the church over differing times throughout human history.  Dispensationalist’s hold to a literal biblical translation like salvation has always been a matter of faith as both the Old Testament and New Testament states that the … [Read more...]

What Does The Term Revelation Mean in The Bible?

The Bible is certainly a difficult book to understand. Despite the fact that many of us are separated by the culture we live in, we’re also removed by thousands of years. It’s full of ancient writing techniques, cultural ideas and symbols, and words that can be difficult to understand. Much of this is due to the way the text is translated into English (or any other language other than the original), but the fact remains; it can be difficult to read, which leads to discouragement. Yet, I implore y … [Read more...]

What Is Palm Sunday?

What is Palm Sunday all about?  Why is it called Palm Sunday and should Christians participate in it or observe it?The Triumphant Entry Palm Sunday is observed in remembrance of Jesus’ triumphant entrance into Jerusalem on the final week of His earthly ministry.  This entry into the city is recorded by the gospel writers including in Matthew 21:1-5 “Now when they drew near to Jerusalem and came to Bethphage, to the Mount of Olives, then Jesus sent two disciples, saying to them, “Go into the … [Read more...]

How Does The Bible Define a Christian?

About 73% of Americans identify themselves as a Christian. Although this number has fallen about 10% in the last 15 years, it makes one wonder with all the self-professed Christians in America why America’s culture is in such a rapid decline. The answer can be found by looking at how the word Christian is commonly defined, then examining how does the Bible define a Christian. Knowing the difference will make defining a real Christian mean so much more than just a definition.What is the c … [Read more...]