Category Archives: Bible study
The Israelites were often tempted to worship the gods of the Canaanites and the surrounding nations. One of those gods was called Molech or Moloch. He required that his worshipers sacrifice their children to him. Here is what Wikipedia says about him. Read the rest of this entry
There will be a final judgment just before God creates the new heaven and the new earth.
Then I saw a great white throne and him who was seated on it. From his presence earth and sky fled away, and no place was found for them. And I saw the dead, great and small, standing before the throne, and books were opened. Then another book was opened, which is the book of life.
And the dead were judged by what was written in the books, according to what they had done. And the sea gave up the dead who were in it, Death and Hades gave up the dead who were in them, and they were judged, each one of them, according to what they had done. Then Death and Hades were thrown into the lake of fire.
This is the second death, the lake of fire. And if anyone’s name was not found written in the book of life, he was thrown into the lake of fire. (Revelation 20:11-15)
It is a popular belief that in the past everyone thought the world is flat. I have heard it said that Christopher Columbus proved the world was round when he discovered America. The peasants might have thought the world was flat but the educated people knew it’s true shape. They didn’t think Columbus would sail off the edge of the world. They thought it was impossible to reach Asia by sailing west because the distance was too great. If the American continents didn’t exist they would have been right. Read the rest of this entry
While Moses was on Mt. Sinai receiving God’s commands the Israelites feared that he was gone for good so they took action to ensure that they had someone to lead them.
When the people saw that Moses delayed to come down from the mountain, the people gathered themselves together to Aaron and said to him, “Up, make us gods who shall go before us. As for this Moses, the man who brought us up out of the land of Egypt, we do not know what has become of him.”
Everyone knows that human life begins at conception. A new person comes into existence, created in Gods image, with his unique DNA, with a God given plan for his life. The new human isn’t yet able to survive on his own so he must spend the first nine months of existence in his mother’s womb. Read the rest of this entry
Christians have been lied to about the devil and Hell.
We have been told over and over that Hell is Satan’s dwelling place. He lives there and just comes around to bother us sometimes or sends his demons to mess with us. It has been suggested that the devil spends time with those that are in Hell tormenting them and allowing demons to torment them as well.
The link below is from the movie “War Room”, and we see where the wife (played by Priscilla Shirer) decides she’s had enough of the devil and goes after him. She becomes mad enough about the devil messing things up in her life that she gives the devil a firm scolding and yells at him for a good while.
She starts out with her explaining to him, “I don’t know where you are, devil, but I know you can hear me.” Well, the…
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Answers in Genesis is an organization founded and led by Ken Ham that is dedicated to proving that the Bible’s account of creation recorded in Genesis is true and can be supported scientifically. It has aroused a great deal of controversy. It is strongly supported by many Bible believers. It is disliked by unbelievers who accept the popular idea that life evolved over millions of years and even by some Christians who also accept this belief. (For a long time I was in this group. I was a Christian but I also believed that the theory of evolution had been scientifically proven. If I had known of Answers in Genesis I would probably have believed that what it was teaching was false. In the last few years I have come to realized that in fact there is no evidence supporting evolution.) Read the rest of this entry
Great is the LORD and greatly to be praised
in the city of our God!
His holy mountain, beautiful in elevation,
is the joy of all the earth,
Mount Zion, in the far north,
the city of the great King.
Within her citadels God
has made himself known as a fortress. (Psalm 48:1-3)
Many who deny the deity of Jesus say that he never claimed to be God. It is true that there is no record of Jesus ever saying the words, “I am God,” but many of the things he said were in face assertions of his deity. Read the rest of this entry
The Bible warns against false prophets.
The prophet who presumes to speak a word in my name that I have not commanded him to speak, or who speaks in the name of other gods, that same prophet shall die. And if you say in your heart, “How may we know the word that the Lord has not spoken?”—when a prophet speaks in the name of the Lord, if the word does not come to pass or come true, that is a word that the Lord has not spoken; the prophet has spoken it presumptuously. You need not be afraid of him. (Deuteronomy 18:20-22)
When two angels visited Sodom in preparation for its destruction they met Lot.
The two angels came to Sodom in the evening, and Lot was sitting in the gate of Sodom. When Lot saw them, he rose to meet them and bowed himself with his face to the earth and said, “My lords, please turn aside to your servant’s house and spend the night and wash your feet. Then you may rise up early and go on your way.”
They said, “No; we will spend the night in the town square.”
But he pressed them strongly; so they turned aside to him and entered his house. And he made them a feast and baked unleavened bread, and they ate. (Genesis 19:1-3)
The fact that Lot was sitting in the gate tells us something of his status in the city. The gate was where important business was carried out and the important men in the city were frequently found there. Read the rest of this entry
It seems incredible to me that anyone could profess to be a Christian and yet believe in reincarnation. However such people do exist. Here is a post I read in a Christian forum by one who claimed he was a Christian.
Was John the Baptist really Elijah? If so, does that mean reincarnation is a biblically backed position? What do you make of these passages—
11 Jesus replied, “To be sure, Elijah comes and will restore all things. 12 But I tell you, Elijah has already come, and they did not recognize him, but have done to him everything they wished. In the same way the Son of Man is going to suffer at their hands.” 13 Then the disciples understood that he was talking to them about John the Baptist.
Here is something I read on Facebook.
Criticizing God’s servants
by Mission Cry
If you are a preacher and you are talking about others and their style of preaching you might need to refresh your knowledge of the Bible and or do not covet what another has. If you are in a church where the pastor is always talking about other pastors by name you need use the following to for accountability and if they continue leave and never look back, find a new home to worship in. Read the rest of this entry
God has never promised that his children will be wealthy in this life but he has promised that we will have everything we need.
Keep your life free from love of money, and be content with what you have, for he has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.” (Hebrews 13:5)
Because he has promised never to forsake us we don’t need to be concerned about how much money we have. He will give us what we need when we need it. If we don’t have something we would like to have it means we don’t need it so we can be content with what we have, no matter how little that is. Read the rest of this entry
This is what happened to Jesus after he was baptized by John.
The Spirit immediately drove him out into the wilderness. And he was in the wilderness forty days, being tempted by Satan. And he was with the wild animals, and the angels were ministering to him. (Mark 1:12,13)
This is also a summary of how a Christian lives after he is saved. When we repent of our sins and place our faith in Jesus Christ the Holy Spirit baptizes us into the body of Christ and enables us to live the kind of life God wants us to live. We also become citizens of Heaven. Read the rest of this entry
After his resurrection Jesus appeared to the apostles. One of them wasn’t present.
Now Thomas, one of the twelve, called the Twin, was not with them when Jesus came.So the other disciples told him, “We have seen the Lord.” But he said to them, “Unless I see in his hands the mark of the nails, and place my finger into the mark of the nails, and place my hand into his side, I will never believe.” (John 20:24,25)
Because of his unwillingness to believe Jesus had risen from the dead he is often called “doubting Thomas.” Read the rest of this entry
“The devil made me do it!” You have probably heard someone use this excuse when they do something that is morally wrong. They didn’t use these words but they tried to justify their moral failure by claiming that they were forced to do what they did by some external power. They might have blamed other people, the circumstances of their life, or something they suffered during childhood. The point is that they tried to absolve themselves of blame for their moral failures. Read the rest of this entry
Heaven will be a place of absolute slavery. For all eternity we will be subject to the will of another and will not be able to do anything contrary to that will.
Heaven will be a place of absolute freedom. For all eternity we will be free to do whatever we want and no one will hinder us. Read the rest of this entry