“What did Paul mean when he said he was the chief of sinners?”
“…Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief” (1 Tim. 1:15)
When we think of sinners, we generally think of those who commit carnal, fleshly sins such as fornication and … ➡
A Doyouthinkhesaurus, of course!
Speaking of things that we are not sure were seen, did you ever wonder why Paul wrote:
“For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men” (Titus 2:11).
Christians often ask about this verse. They know that God’s saving grace … ➡
“I don’t know the exact time and date I was saved. I’ve been told that I should know this if I’m truly saved. Is this true?”
Knowing your spiritual birthday is not required at all. Whether you know in your heart that you’ve placed your faith in the gospel … ➡
“In a recent Bible study meeting, a man (of course!) stated that women shouldn’t wear makeup. I feel he is clearly insane and deserves a sound beating. What Scripture can I use to make him see the error of his ways?”
LOL, it would probably be best to spare … ➡
“What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?” (1 Cor. 6:19).
A retired clergyman told the following story: “When I was a younger man, I volunteered to read … ➡
“If the purpose of water baptism was to make the Jews a kingdom of priests (Ex. 19:6), did women have to be baptized?”
It’s true that Jewish men were baptized because priests had to be baptized (Ex. 29:4), and only men could be priests. But water baptism was also… ➡
The key that unlocks the truths of God’s Word is in understanding a consistent method of Bible study that God Himself emphasizes in 2 Timothy 2:15: “Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, RIGHTLY DIVIDING the Word of truth.” In this … ➡
WHO can pray? We all can pray. You don’t need a pastor or spiritual leader to do your praying for you. God wants you to pray and personally bring your requests to Him. Prayer does not have a formula. It doesn’t have to be done perfectly using particular words … ➡
“You have said that the she bear killed the children in 2 Kings 2:22-24 because of Israel’s sin (Lev. 26:14,22). Others explain those difficult verses by saying the Hebrew words for ‘little children’ referred to older kids, who may not have all died. Could this be so instead?”
If … ➡
“What is the promise the writer is talking about in Hebrews 11:39?”
“And these all, having obtained a good report through faith, received not the promise.”
God “promised” the Old Testament saints mentioned here a Savior (Jer. 33:14,15; Acts 13:23) that they didn’t live to receive (Luke 10:24). He … ➡
“What are your thoughts on passing a collection plate? I went to a grace fellowship recently where they did that. I believe that is a ritual that causes some to feel obligated to give, and not with a cheerful heart (2 Cor. 9:7).”
An offering plate is not incompatible … ➡
In Job’s day, everyone knew that God was rewarding good behavior with things like wealth and good health (Job 1:1-3). That’s why Job’s three friends all told him, in so many words, that he must have sinned to have incurred the loss of his health and wealth. This is … ➡
The Word of God is always relevant–it transcends the ages! If a particular matter isn’t dealt with specifically in Paul’s writings, we are to defer to a broader principle. For example, you may want to ask yourself the question, will my action or participation in something glorify God? If … ➡
A young man had just graduated from Bible school and wanted to be a pastor. But when he was offered a temporary job as a police officer, he accepted it, thinking it might give him some good insight into human nature that would come in handy later in the … ➡
“Moreover your little ones, which ye said should be a prey, and your children, which in that day had no knowledge between good and evil, they shall go in thither, and unto them will I give it, and they shall possess it” (Deut. 1:39).
In this passage, Moses is … ➡
“Where does the Bible say that our sins are forgiven past, present and future?”
Speaking of the Lord Jesus Christ, Hebrews 9:25,26 says,
“Nor yet that He should offer Himself often, as the high priest entereth into the holy place every year with blood of others;
What’s the significance of the five loaves and two fishes the Lord used to feed the multitudes (Matt. 14:15-21)?
The significance lies not in the actual number, but in the fact that loaves of bread were smaller in Bible days, with three loaves being about the right amount for … ➡
The Bible mentions a lot of books that aren’t included in God’s Word but that doesn’t prove that He wanted the Apocrypha to be included in the canon of Scripture.
For instance, in the Old Testament it mentions “the book of the wars of the Lord” (Num. 21:14). In … ➡