Romans 13 says to submit to the governing authorities. What if the governing authorities are corrupt and evil? Are there any situations in which a Christian does not have to submit to governing authorities? There are three passages in the New Testament that command Christians to submit to and honor governing authorities (Rom. 13:1-7; 1… Read More Bible Q&A: Does Romans 13 Apply to Corrupt Governments?
Peter’s point here is that Christians, being born again, must act like it.… Read More 1 Peter: How Born Again Christians Should Act
Ask just about any Christian, including yours truly, why we obeyed the gospel and the first thing that will likely come to our minds is to receive the free gift of God, eternal life, and to avoid eternal condemnation in hell (cf. Rom. 6:23). It would do us good to be reminded that God saves us for more reasons than our own salvation.… Read More 1 Peter: Love, Being Born Again, and God’s Word
Let’s be honest. Who among us can honestly say that we’ve always been completely open to the idea of someone telling us we’re wrong? What human being is there who has lived his or her entire life having never thought of themselves as being “always right” about a particular thing, even though the truth shows otherwise? We’ve all been like this at times. Some of us live their whole lives like this.… Read More The Danger of an “I’m Always Right” Mindset
Were dinosaurs on Noah’s ark? This is a good question. To many the idea is inconceivable because they’ve been taught that dinosaurs existed some 65 million years before mankind came on the scene. Plus, how could you get massive creatures weighing in at over 50 tons each onto the ark? How would human beings survive… Read More Bible Q&A: Were Dinosaurs on the Ark?
“Fear” (phobos, from which we get phobia) refers to both great fear as in terror as well as great reverence and respect. Both definitions are needed in how we view God.… Read More 1 Peter: “Conduct Yourselves With Fear”
What are some ways you could have stayed faithful had you been a Christian during the reign of the Roman emperors? Since they did not have the written Word, I can’t say they could have continued to study God’s promises. How would you answer this question? This is an excellent question. In answering it, the… Read More Bible Q&A: How Could The Early Church Stay Faithful Under The Reigns of Roman Emperors?
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