Zechariah: Prophecies About Alexander the Great, the Maccabees, and the Messiah

While it is certainly true that any and all victories over Seleucid and Grecian pagan influence by the Maccabees can be attributed to God saving them, it is also true that this paved the way for the Messiah to come not long afterwards, “in the fullness of time” (Gal. 4:4), and bring eternal salvation from sin to “the flock of his people” (cf. John 10:1ff; 1 Pet. 5:4; Heb. 13:20).… Read More Zechariah: Prophecies About Alexander the Great, the Maccabees, and the Messiah

Bible Q&A: Three Questions About What Happens During Worship in the Lord’s Church

Why no music, why no praising during service, should women wear a cover over our heads when the minister speaks? According to musicians, singing is music.  Thus, there is music during our worship.  As to why there is no music coming from musical instruments, the reason is because the only type of music commanded by… Read More Bible Q&A: Three Questions About What Happens During Worship in the Lord’s Church

Bible Q&A: Since Women Are Not To Exercise Authority Over Men In The Church, Would It Be Wrong For Women To Attend Congregational Meetings?

Since women are not to exercise authority over men in the church, would it be wrong for women to attend congregational meetings in which the business of the church was discussed? It is true that God inspired the apostle to write that Christian women are not to teach or exercise authority over men (1 Tim.… Read More Bible Q&A: Since Women Are Not To Exercise Authority Over Men In The Church, Would It Be Wrong For Women To Attend Congregational Meetings?

Bible Q&A: A Question About Fossils and the Age of the Earth

If the fossils found are billions of years old, and the earth is only millions, where did this come from? The fossils found are not actually billions of years old, and the earth is not actually millions of years old. The earth is actually only about 6,000 years old.  Historically, Jesus was crucified about 2,000… Read More Bible Q&A: A Question About Fossils and the Age of the Earth

Zechariah: The Peaceful, Universal Reign of the Messiah

Zechariah foretold of the peaceful nature of the reign of Christ when he wrote of how God would “cut off the chariot from Ephraim and the war horse from Jerusalem; and the battle bow shall be cut off” (9:10a).  God wanted the prophet to let the Jews know that their Messiah would “speak peace to the nations” (9:10b). Christians, do we understand what this means?… Read More Zechariah: The Peaceful, Universal Reign of the Messiah

Bible Q&A: Two Questions About Jesus, His Apostles, and Baptism

Did Jesus Christ baptize anyone with his own hands?  Also, who baptized the twelve disciples of Jesus Christ? The Bible specifically says that Jesus did not baptize anyone (John 4:2).  As for who baptized the twelve disciples, or apostles (Matt. 10:1-4), we know that Andrew initially had been a disciple of John the Baptist (John… Read More Bible Q&A: Two Questions About Jesus, His Apostles, and Baptism

My Thoughts on “Performing Deeds In Keeping With Repentance”

What produces repentance that leads to salvation?  “Godly grief” or “godly sorrow” over one’s sins.  Not worldly sorrow over our sins, but godly sorrow.  Worldly sorrow over sin is comparable to the thief who isn’t sorry he stole, but is terribly sorry he’s going to jail.  Godly sorrow would have the thief, regardless of whether he’s caught, truly sorrowful that he stole in the first place.  That’s because he feels the same kind of sorrow and grief over his sins that God feels.… Read More My Thoughts on “Performing Deeds In Keeping With Repentance”