Bible Q&A: Is It Wrong to Say That We’re “Going to Church”?

Is it wrong to say that we’re “going to church”?  The church is the people, Christians, not the building.  So is it a sin to say that we’re “going to church” when we’re talking about going to the building? The Greek word ekklesia is translated “church” in English Bibles.  Ekklesia means “called out” or “assembly.”  It’s… Read More Bible Q&A: Is It Wrong to Say That We’re “Going to Church”?

Bible Q&A: Two-For-One About Hell and Judgment Day

Is hell eternal? Yes (John 5:28-29; Matt. 25:46; Mark 9:43-48).  The Bible speaks of an eternal punishment…but also an eternal reward.  Let’s strive to remain faithful so God’s grace saves us from the former and brings us to the latter. What’s the purpose of Judgment Day if we already know where we are going? “Judgment”… Read More Bible Q&A: Two-For-One About Hell and Judgment Day

Bible Q&A: Are There Degrees of Punishment and Reward in Eternity?

Are there degrees of punishment in hell and degrees of reward in heaven? Yes.  The Bible implies varying levels of punishment for the condemned.  The “last state” of apostate Christians would be “worse” than it would have been should they had never been converted to begin with (2 Pet. 2:20-22; cf. 1 Pet. 4:17).  Certain Galilean communities… Read More Bible Q&A: Are There Degrees of Punishment and Reward in Eternity?

Bible Q&A: Is There A Difference Between “Good” and “Righteous”?

Romans 5:7 says, “For one will scarcely die for a righteous person — though perhaps for a good person one would dare even to die.”  Is there a difference between “good” and “righteous”? “Righteous” in Romans 5:7 comes from the Greek term dikaios.  By contrast, “good” in Romans 5:7 comes from the Greek term agathos. There are… Read More Bible Q&A: Is There A Difference Between “Good” and “Righteous”?

Bible Q&A: Does the Bible Teach “Once Saved, Always Saved”?

Does the Bible teach “Once Saved, Always Saved”? “Once Saved, Always Saved,” or as it’s more formally known in Calvinism as “Perseverance of the Saints,” is the idea that Christians could commit any sin from idolatry to murder and their souls would be fine (as said by Baptist preacher Sam Morris.) The Bible says something… Read More Bible Q&A: Does the Bible Teach “Once Saved, Always Saved”?