“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 … ➡
The sinner’s prayer sounds something like this: “God, I know I’m a sinner and deserve to die for my sins, but I know that Christ died for my sins and rose again. I believe this, and I ask You to save me.”
That certainly sounds innocent enough…it’s just a … ➡
“For I would that ye knew what great conflict I have for you, and for them… That their hearts might be comforted… unto all riches of the full assurance of understanding…” (Col. 2:1,2).
No wonder the Apostle Paul was willing to endure “great conflict” for the saints to whom … ➡
“When Jesus was teaching Paul, was he seeing Him, or how did he learn exactly?”
Paul answers this question when he wrote, “I will come to visions and revelations of the Lord” (2 Cor. 12:1). We know that “revelations” are the revealing of things that were kept secret, … ➡
Here is a company of Bible-believing Christians joined together in, let us say, an evangelistic endeavor. All are trusting in the shed blood of Christ for salvation, though some are Baptists, some Presbyterians, some Episcopalians and some represent other denominations.
Are all these believers one? Yes, in Christ, for … ➡
What is the way to heaven? It is interesting to read in God’s Word what many think about this. In Proverbs 14:12 we read:
“There is a way that seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.”
What are some of these “ways” … ➡