Is There Biblical Reasons for Christians to be Vegetarians?

Christians and Vegetarians

Many Christians are eating a vegetarian diet?  Is it solely for health reasons?  Are there biblical reasons to be a vegetarian? Was Jesus a Vegetarian? Certainly, there is sufficient evidence that Jesus was not a vegetarian because He ate fish (Luke 24:42-43) and it would seem strange if He were because He multiplied both bread and fish when He fed the five thousand plus (Matt 14:17-21).  In the beginning, God gave mankind permission to eat meat (Gen 9:2-3) and Jesus Himself declared all foods … [Read more...]

Is There Evidence Jesus Really Rose From The Dead?

Can it be proven that Jesus rose from the dead?  What evidence is there for Jesus’ resurrection?Sin Couldn’t Hold Him Clearly, Jesus lived a sinless life and so when He was crucified and declared to be dead by the Roman guard, He was legally pronounced dead but since the wages of sin is death (Rom 6:23) and Jesus was sinless, it was impossible for death to hold Him. In fact “God raised him up, having loosed the pangs of death, because it was not possible for him to be held by it” (Acts 2:24) … [Read more...]

Is There Evidence Jesus Was A Real Person?

Jesus Was Real Evidence

What evidence can we provide about Jesus’ historicity in the Bible and outside of the Bible?  Is there any concrete evidence that Jesus was a real person?History is His-Story The authenticity of Jesus’ existence is easily proven.  Not only are there the genealogical studies of the gospels of Matthew and Luke, but we have extra-biblical sources that are simply too numerous to include in one article.  The plain, historical truth is that there is no single person in all of human history that mo … [Read more...]

What Is The Golden Rule? Is It In The Bible?

What Is The Golden Rule

Does the Bible teach the “golden rule?”  If so, what is it?  If not, why have we heard of this and suppose that it comes from the Bible?What is the Golden Rule? Is the golden rule what Jesus said in Matthew 7:12 “So whatever you wish that others would do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets?”   It could well be what people refer to when they speak about the golden rule.   We should treat others the way that we would wish to be treated.  If we want others to show us r … [Read more...]

How Did Jesus Pray According to the Bible?

How Did Jesus Say To Pray

How did Jesus pray?  What was His customary style when He did pray?  What can we learn from Jesus’ example of praying?A Man of Prayer Jesus was a Man of prayer and often prayed all night and did so in privacy, usually going up a mountain and in privacy.  Instead of my telling you how Jesus prayed, why not let the Scriptures themselves reveal how Jesus prayed because I am human and am highly prone and subject to error.  If it’s in the Bible, we know its right; therefore here are some Scriptu … [Read more...]

Where Did Jesus Live While On Earth?

Where Did Jesus Live

Does the Bible specify where Jesus lived while on the earth?  Did He even have a home?  Where did He call home?Born in a Stable When Jesus came to earth and was born of a virgin and God became both God and Man, He came in the lowliest and most humble of places…a stable or perhaps a cave or dugout where the animals were kept.  He was overlooked by most and no one saw this as being the fulfillment of prophecy until after the fact.  Even though He is called “Jesus of Nazareth” does this mean th … [Read more...]