1 Peter: What God The Father Has Done For Us

As Peter brings out, God the Father “has caused us to be born again” (1:3b; cf. 1:23).  Jesus spoke of being born again to Nicodemus, explaining that this rebirth was being “born of water and the Spirit” and necessary to “enter the kingdom of God” (John 3:3-5).  This is a clear reference to being baptized into Christ, which culminates in our salvation and forgiveness of sins (Gal. 3:26-27; Mk. 16:16; Acts 2:38; 22:16).… Read More 1 Peter: What God The Father Has Done For Us

Bible Q&A: Will There Be Romantic Affection in Heaven?

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?

Hebrews: Strive To Enter The Eternal Rest Of Heaven

Moses had shared the good news of God’s promised land of rest across the Jordan to them just as the good news of Jesus has been preached to Christians today.  Yet that gospel message ultimately will be of no benefit if one does not truly believe it.  True faith is always proved by works of obedience (James 2:14-26).  Hebrews promises that those “who have believed enter that rest,” unlike those who rebelliously lack faith to whom the author refers by citing God’s promise in Psalm 95:11: “As I swore in my wrath, ‘They shall not enter my rest’” (Hebrews 4:3).… Read More Hebrews: Strive To Enter The Eternal Rest Of Heaven

June 2015 Bible Questions & Answers

Topics:  idle words, sinning against God in heaven, degrees of eternal reward and punishment, 1 Corinthian 2:7’s “secret wisdom,” comparison of Sodom and the United States, participation in prayers led by non-Christians, bearing one another’s burdens, asking forgiveness in prayer Yesterday was the most recent Bible Question & Answer session at the Duncan Church of… Read More June 2015 Bible Questions & Answers

Bible Questions & Answers – September 28, 2014

These questions deal with positive relationships with brethren, whether heaven is a physical place, whether those in heaven will feel sorrow for those in hell, whether war is sinful, the law Gentiles were under during the Old Testament, whether Christians can serve alcohol to others, what Bible translations to use, whether women should cover their heads during worship, whether it’s sinful to eat in a church building, the scriptural definition of adultery, if unrepentant homosexuals will be saved, and if one will be saved outside of the Lord’s church… Read More Bible Questions & Answers – September 28, 2014