The unforgivable sin is blaspheming the Holy Spirit (Matt. 12:22-32). Jesus was casting out demons by the miraculous power of the Holy Spirit (v. 28), but the Pharisees’ hearts were so hardened against Him that they refused to attribute His miracles to the power of the Spirit, instead blaspheming the Spirit by attributing His work… Read More Bible Q&A: What Is The Unpardonable Sin?
How do we ask for forgiveness and to forgive someone in our past who has done us so wrong? It is always good to start with humility. When asking God to forgive you or help you forgive someone who has wronged you, it always helps to remember that you yourself are far from perfect and… Read More Bible Q&A: A Question About Forgiveness
I’ve seen some pastors on YouTube say that God is fine with homosexuals because He made them that way at birth. Does the Bible teach that? The Bible — God’s Word (2 Tim. 3:16-17) — teaches the exact opposite, actually. Both the Old Testament (Lev. 18:22; 20:13; cf. Gen. 19:5ff; Judg. 19:22ff) and the New… Read More Bible Q&A: Does The Bible Teach That One Can Be Born Homosexual?
How do we know that baptism has to be immersion and nothing else, like sprinkling or pouring water on someone? The New Testament was originally written in Koine Greek, i.e., the Greek spoken by the common man back in the first century A.D. The Greek word for “baptize” or “baptism” is baptizo, which literally means… Read More Bible Q&A: How Do We Know That Baptism Has To Be Immersion?
What if someone is baptized for the remission of sins in order to become a member of the church of Christ…but does not know that baptism is a likeness of the death, burial, and resurrection of Christ when baptized (Romans 6:3-5)? Good question. On the one hand, the conversions recorded in Acts do not show… Read More Bible Q&A: A Question About Teaching Baptism and Romans 6:3-5
Christians must only worship the God of heaven (Rev. 22:8-9). Yet, we are also commanded to give honor to governmental authorities (Matt. 22:21; Rom. 13:1-7; 1 Pet. 2:17). The “Caesar,” “governmental authorities,” and “emperor” referred to by Jesus, Paul, and Peter would be the same entities which persecuted Christians severely and who would have a hand in their deaths, but Christians were still commanded by God to show honor to them. … Read More Bible Q&A: Is It Sinful for a Christian to Salute or Honor A National Flag?
Should the pig that was cast with demons be eaten today as clean meat? The actual pigs which the demons entered after being cast out of the two Gadarean men threw themselves off of a cliff and drowned around 2,000 years ago, and so it would be impossible to eat them (Matt. 8:28-34). As for… Read More Bible Q&A: A Question About Eating Pigs
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
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?