Hebrews 6:19 – What is “the veil” referring to here? The book of Hebrews was originally written to Christians of Jewish ethnicity who were considering leaving Christianity to return to Judaism due to severe persecution from their fellow Jews. The Hebrew author wanted to show the superiority of Jesus over the Mosaic system in an… Read More Bible Q&A: What Is The Veil of Hebrews 6:19?
Friends, who do you listen to? Don’t let it be Jon Mitchell, your pastor or your favorite religious author. Instead, be like the Bereans who “were more noble” than others because “they received the Word with all eagerness, examining the Scriptures daily to see if these things were so” (Acts 17:11). Take what you read in my blog or in any inspirational book or article, take what you hear in any sermon or Bible class, and compare it to the totality of Scripture. If God’s Word says it, let that be enough. Let us trust and obey.… Read More Why the Word of the Cross is Folly to Some
Is Baal more than a carved idol? And how did people worship this false god? Baal (“owner,” “master,” “husband,” “lord” in ancient Phoenician, Hebrew, Amorite, and Aramaic languages) was the name given to several ancient pagan deities. The Baal we read of in the Bible was first associated with the Phoenicians and Canaanites and was… Read More Bible Q&A: A Question About Baal
What does it mean to be created in the image of God? When God made man, he said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness” (Gen. 1:26). “Image” comes from the Hebrew term tselem, which has to do in this context with having a resemblance with someone. “Likeness” comes from the Hebrew term demuwth, which likewise… Read More Bible Q&A: What Does It Mean To Be Created in God’s Image?
Last Thursday was Thanksgiving. All of us have much for which to be thankful to our God and Creator. There is a hymn which says, “Count your many blessings/name them one by one/and you’ll be surprised at what the Lord has done.” When we all stop and do just that – when we count all the good things in our lives – it really does bring a needed perspective. This new outlook is essential to improving our lives and avoiding stress and anxiety.… Read More Stressed? Change Your Perspective!
Here is how sin develops. It starts with “(our) own lust” (v. 14), “lust” having far more to do with sexual desire; it refers to having a strong desire for anything. Temptation comes “when (we are) carried away and enticed by (our) own lust.” Think about it. When was the last time you were tempted to sin concerning something about which you had absolutely no desire at all to have or do?… Read More James: How Sin Develops
If God has revealed all things we need, does that mean that all discussion God had with prophets are recorded? If not, then does this lend way for the concept that God is still speaking through prophets? A prophet by definition is a spokesman, an oracle (1 Pet. 4:11), someone who speaks on behalf of… Read More Bible Q&A: A Very Good Question About God Speaking Through Prophets
What can we do to obtain relief from these burdens and pressures we feel every day? The answer to this question is found in the words of the apostle Paul in Philippians 4:6-7. In these two verses of Scripture he writes: “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” From these two brief verses come three principles that will help to alleviate the burdens we bear in life.… Read More Replacing Anxiety With Thanksgiving