The Bible records many examples of supernatural occurrences done by angels, such as angels being at Jesus’ tomb at his resurrection or striking people blind at Sodom. Were there supernatural events involving demons? The terms “demon” and “spirit” are used interchangeably (Matt. 8:16; Luke 8:2), proving that demons are spirits, particularly evil spirits. In fact, the term “demon” itself comes a… Read More Bible Q&A: Were There Supernatural Events Involving Demons?
What is the curse of Ham in Genesis 9? The curse is actually upon Ham’s youngest son, Canaan. After the flood, Noah became a farmer and planted a vineyard, harvested the grapes, made wine, and got drunk from it to the point where he took off his clothes (Gen. 9:20-21). Ham found Noah in his… Read More Bible Q&A: What is the Curse of Ham in Genesis 9?
Who are the Nephilim and do they still exist? Could they have been angelic beings, descendants of fallen angels? “Nephilim” is the transliteration of a Hebrew word which is defined in several ways. It’s translated as “giants” (Gen. 6:4; Num. 13:33), but several lexicons also list “fallen ones” (i.e., rebels, apostates), bullies or tyrants, or even constellations in… Read More Bible Q&A: Who Are The Nephilim?
Please explain Proverbs 25:2. “It is the glory of God to conceal things, but the glory of kings is to search things out.” (Prov. 25:2) Kings, governmental leaders, and leaders in general are expected to make right decisions (Prov. 16:10), especially since those decisions are most often final. Oftentimes a decision made by a king… Read More Bible Q&A: Please Explain Proverbs 25:2
Since Jesus said that no one comes to the Father but through him (John 14:6), why do we not pray to Jesus? Jesus is our high priest and intercessor (Heb. 4:14-16; 1 Tim. 2:5), and as such it is through him that we approach God’s throne in prayer (John 14:6). We address “our Father in heaven” in… Read More Bible Q&A: Should We Pray to Jesus?
Does God know everything? Yes. He knows everything that has happened, everything which is currently happening, and everything that will happen (Is. 46:9-10). He knows our thoughts and what we will say before we say it (Ps. 139:1-4). He knows how many stars exist and “his understanding has no limit” (Ps. 147:4-5). Sometimes we unjustly judge ourselves,… Read More Bible Q&A: Does God Know Everything?
Were non-Jews condemned to hell in the Old Testament? Yes, but not because they were Gentiles. Both Jew and Gentile who find themselves condemned to eternal hell in both Old and New Testament will suffer that fate because of unrepentant sin (Rom. 2:3-11). God does not wish this for anyone because he loves all (John… Read More Bible Q&A: Were Non-Jews Condemned to Hell in the Old Testament?
Is there an example of a child being disciplined physically in the Bible? If not, how have we deduced that “Spare the rod…” implies spanking? The sentence “Spare the rod and spoil the child” is actually not in the Bible. The phrase comes from a poem written in the 1600’s that has nothing to do… Read More Bible Q&A: Does the Bible Promote Corporal Punishment for Children?