How Did The Bible Become So Popular?


Why did the Bible become so popular around the world? How did this happen?Best Seller The Bible is the bestselling book of all time. Nothing even comes close. The Old Testament has been around a very long time and even though it is restricted to mainly Orthodox Jews today and a few Jewish converts but of itself, it doesn’t compare with the present day Bible that contains both the Old Testament and the New Testament. The Bible is not only the bestselling book of all time, it is the b … [Read more...]

What Does The Authority Of The Scriptures Mean?


What does the phrase “the authority of the Scriptures” mean? Here's why Scripture is called authoritative.Authority On more than one occasion, someone challenged Jesus’ authority. One time, when Jesus “was walking in the temple, the chief priests and the scribes and the elders came to him, and they said to him, “By what authority are you doing these things, or who gave you this authority to do them” (Mark 11:27-28). Jesus, as God, had every right and had the full authority to do what He did … [Read more...]

What Is Bible Bashing? Is It Prevalent Today?


What is “Bible Bashing?” Why is it a bad thing and why is it still so prevalent today?Bible Bashing All too often, Christians bash one another over the head with their Bible. Not in a physical or literal way but by using certain scriptures we use them like a club and beat one another over the head with them. Even worse, we bash other people who are not believers on the head by the Word of God for which it was never intended and which they obviously can’t understand as Paul writes “these thin … [Read more...]

How To Teach A Child To Memorize Bible Verses?


How can we help children commit to memory certain Bible verses? These same methods might also help adults do the very same thing. In a Song I believe one of the greatest ways to teach Scripture is using song. Songs have a way of imbedding themselves deep within the recesses of the mind. The notes tie in the lyrics or words into the melody and their memories retain it at a much higher rate than just rote memorization or reading and these biblically centered songs are still remembered and sung … [Read more...]

What Does The Bible Say About Suicide? A Christian Study

Is the Bible silent on suicide?  The Bible does speak of suicide and those who wanted to commit this act.  What can we learn about it from the Scriptures?Judas Hanged Himself In Matthew 27:3-5 is says that“when Judas, his betrayer, saw that Jesus was condemned, he changed his mind and brought back the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and the elders, saying, “I have sinned by betraying innocent blood.” They said, “What is that to us? See to it yourself.” And throwing down th … [Read more...]

5 Bible Stories About New Beginnings with Commentary

Many Christians have had to start over or begin again.  Like Job had to start over, many had to have a new beginning. Does the Bible speak about new beginnings?Moses: From Prince to Fugitive to Shepherd to Leader After Moses’ fled Egypt for his life after killing an Egyptian who was beating a fellow Israelite, Moses must have felt that his life was basically over.  From a powerful prince in Egypt and the likely heir to the Pharaoh, he was reduced to a fugitive and now a shepherd.  The Egyp … [Read more...]