Jesus was “delivered up according to the definite plan and foreknowledge of God” (Acts 2:23). That means that God knew ahead of time that Jesus would be betrayed by a friend, and planned it that way. Jesus himself knew this as well (John 13:18; cf. Ps. 41:9).… Read More Bible Q&A: Why did Jesus Choose Judas as a Disciple?
In a nutshell, the Bible never teaches that one must pray in order to be saved.… Read More Bible Q&A: Can You Explain the Sinner’s Prayer and Tell Where One Can Find It in the Bible?
Jesus could perform miracles by the power of the Holy Spirit (Matt. 12:28). After witnessing him perform a miracle by the power of the Spirit, the hard-hearted Pharisees attributed what the Spirit did to Satan, thus blaspheming the Spirit (Matt. 12:24).… Read More Bible Q&A: Please Explain Blasphemy Against The Holy Spirit.
Matthew 22:30 says that there aren’t any marital bonds in heaven. However, we will be known. Will there be romantic affection for our loved ones? In answering this question, the principle of Deuteronomy 29:29 must once again be kept in mind. “The secret things belong to God.” In spite of the several biblical indicators described… Read More Bible Q&A: Will There Be Romantic Affection in Heaven?
When did Jesus realize that He had miraculous powers? Mary asked Him to help at the wedding feast. This somewhat implies that she had seen His wonders before. John specifically said that turning water into wine at the wedding feast was “the first of his signs” (John 2:11). Thus, Mary would not have seen her… Read More Bible Q&A: When Did Jesus Realize He Had Miraculous Powers?
Since the New Testament commands all Christians to pray (1 Thess. 5:17), specifically mentions Christian women praying (1 Cor. 11:5), and also commands that Christian women not “exercise authority” over Christian men (1 Tim. 2:12; cf. 3:14-15), then we conclude that the directive in 1 Timothy 2:8 is that Christian men lead the prayers in mixed-gender worship assemblies, and do so only if they are holy in nature (“lifting holy hands”) and not a hot-tempered or contentious person (“without anger or quarreling”). Thus, it would be good to view 1 Timothy 2:8 as the biblical qualifications for all who would lead acts of worship in the church assembly. When a Christian man who is living a clearly unholy, ungodly life, a brother in Christ who might be infamously known as a hot-head and a very contentious person, stands before the church to lead them in prayer, song, or other acts of worship, it can be very detrimental to the goal of worshiping in spirit and truth (John 4:24). … Read More Bible Q&A: Please Explain 1 Timothy 2:8-15.
God says in Genesis 3:22, “Behold, the man has become like one of us in knowing good and evil…” Does this suggest that God is evil? Not necessarily, because there is a difference between knowing about evil and being evil. Being omniscient (Ps. 147:5; Heb. 4:13), God certainly would know about evil. However, that does… Read More Bible Q&A: If God Knows About Evil, Does That Make God Evil?
Was Satan given the chance to repent? The Bible doesn’t say. On the one hand, offering him the chance to repent would be in keeping with God’s nature since he offers mankind continual opportunities to repent (2 Pet. 3:9; Acts 17:30). If God is both capable of mercy and punishment towards mankind (Rom. 2:4-11), then… Read More Bible Q&A: Was Satan Given The Chance To Repent?