What Does the Term Epistle Mean?

Bible Definition of Epistle

Have you heard of the word epistle used in the Bible? What does this word mean exactly?An Epistle is... Some Christians, in a recent poll, thought that an epistle was the wife of an apostle.  Seriously!  I am not making that up.  An epistle is not a person but a thing.  Not every book in the New Testament is an epistle but every letter written is an epistle.  The word used for “epistle” comes from the Greek word “epistole” and essentially means “a letter” so an epistle is a letter and most o … [Read more...]

How Does The Bible Describe or Define A Fool?

How Does The Bible Define a Fool

If you ask most people what they think of April fool’s day, they will often describe the day of April 1st when people trick others into believing things that are not true as part of a joke. After the victim falls for the deception, the truth is revealed and usually everyone has a good laugh. However, April fools jokes demonstrate deeper truths about characteristics of a fool that can teach us many things. To understand these deeper truths we should explore how does the Bible describe of define a … [Read more...]

What Does Ecclesiology Mean?


Have you heard of the word ecclesiology?  Do you know what it means?  Why do we need to know?Meaning of the Word Ecclesiology Ecclesiology is the study of the Christian church or the doctrinal beliefs of the church but that is not all.   Another, less important definition might be that of the church's adornment or architecture but for our purposes here, I want to focus on the primary meaning of the word ecclesiology and why it's important.  And I want to see why biblical scholars see the imp … [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 Does Amen Mean in the Bible? Why Do Christians Say Amen?

What Is Amen In The Bible

You read the word “amen” quite often in the Scriptures and hear it but what exactly does the word amen mean?What is the Hebrew Form of Amen? The Hebrew word used for amen in the Old Testament is “ei men” and means “so be it, verily, true,” or “truly” (literally “truth”) and is a declaration of your affirmation of what was just spoken or written.  It is like the pastor saying “Jesus is God” and some in the congregation say “amen” or “truly.”  Amen is frequently used at the end of a prayer or … [Read more...]

What is Biblical Discernment?

biblical discernment

We are told to have discernment when we hear or read the teachings of others but what is biblical discernment and how can we have discernment as to whether a teaching is true or not? Discernment is… Every single one of us has practiced discernment at one time or another.  When we were buying a car, a house, or even a pair of shoes, we looked them over, we estimated whether they are worth the money or not and if the investment was a good idea or not; then we base our decision on those and other … [Read more...]