Bible Q&A: Does the Holy Spirit Coming Upon Cornelius Before His Baptism Show That He Was Saved Before Baptism?

The Holy Spirit gave Cornelius the ability to speak in tongues before he was baptized.  Does this show that one does not need to be baptized in order to be saved? No, for several reasons. First, Jesus said specifically that baptism is required for salvation (Mk. 16:16).  So did Peter, the apostle who was speaking… Read More Bible Q&A: Does the Holy Spirit Coming Upon Cornelius Before His Baptism Show That He Was Saved Before Baptism?

Bible Q&A: How Long Would You Recommend Discussing the Bible With Someone on Social Media?

How long would you recommend discussing the Bible with someone on social media? It depends. Do they seem receptive to scriptural truth?  Are they argumentative and combative?  Do they agree on some scriptural truths but disagree — yet in a respectful, friendly way — in other things the Bible brings out? If they seem receptive… Read More Bible Q&A: How Long Would You Recommend Discussing the Bible With Someone on Social Media?

Bible Q&A: In Romans 8:29-30, Was Paul Talking About God’s Foreknowledge of Israel (Rom. 11:2)?

In Romans 8:29-30, was Paul talking about God’s foreknowledge of Israel from Romans 11:2? Paul was not speaking about the nation of Israel as a whole in Romans 8:29-30.  Rather, he was speaking of the spiritual Israel of the New Covenant which is the church (cf. Rom. 2:28-29). Keep reading in Romans 11 down through… Read More Bible Q&A: In Romans 8:29-30, Was Paul Talking About God’s Foreknowledge of Israel (Rom. 11:2)?

Bible Q&A: Please Explain 1 Corinthians 6:3’s Mention of Christians “Judging Angels”

What is 1 Corinthians 6:3 saying? How will Christians judge angels? Here’s the context of the passage:   1 Corinthians 6:1-8 (ESV) 1 When one of you has a grievance against another, does he dare go to law before the unrighteous instead of the saints? 2 Or do you not know that the saints will… Read More Bible Q&A: Please Explain 1 Corinthians 6:3’s Mention of Christians “Judging Angels”