Is The Bible For Everyone?

Jesus said, in what we call the great invitation, “Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light” (Matt. 11:28-30). While there are many lessons we can draw from that great text, the one most relevant to the question, “Is the Bible for everyone?,” is that Jesus said “all” could come to Him, “all” could … [Read more...]

How I Know the Bible is from God

Table of Contents Part One: The Author, Part Two: The Claim Part Three: The Unity Part Four: Fulfilled Prophecy Part Five: The Science From Astronomy From Geology - Oceanography From Biology Part Six: The Perfection This series of six articles was originally written for publication in the LaGrange Daily Newspaper. They ran every Saturday from  July 26 to August 30, 2014. How I Know The Bible Is From God Part One: The Author The first, and most basic, … [Read more...]

What Was In “This Cup”?

Sean B. asks, When Jesus prayed in the garden of Gethsemane, “…let this cup pass from me…,” was He praying for more than the physical suffering He would endure to include the spiritual implications of the Cross? Jesus prayer in the garden of Gethsemane is recorded in three of the four Gospel accounts (Matthew 26:36-46; Mark 14:32-42; Luke 22:39-46). Before He went about a stone’s throw from Peter, James and John (Luke 22:41), He said to them, “My soul is exceedingly sorrowful, even to death” … [Read more...]

Do People Have A Sinful Nature (part 2)

Last week we began answering the question, “Do people have a sinful nature?” In that article we saw that the foundation for the mistaken idea of “sinful nature,” the doctrine of total depravity, is not something that is taught in the Bible. Since the foundation of “sinful nature” is wrong, so is the teaching of “sinful nature” itself. This week we want to go on and show how the idea of man’s “sinful nature” actually contradicts what the Bible does say. The Bible says that we are created in … [Read more...]

Do People Have A “Sinful Nature”? (part 1)

Andrew P. asks, “You said that we don't have a sinful nature. Could you explain that to me in more depth? To understand the idea of “sinful nature” it is first important to know from where that idea comes. It is most closely associated with the doctrine of Total Depravity, which teaches that people are born with inherited sin all the way from Adam. It says that when Adam sinned, his nature became corrupted and that corrupted nature got passed on to all Adam’s offspring. However, that is not … [Read more...]

John chapter 20 v 17, did Jesus ascended to heaven to his father?

when he told mary touch me not; for I am not yet ascended to my father . after saying that did he ascend to heaven. John chapter twenty records the resurrection and early appearances of the risen Lord. It was early on a Sunday morning (John 20:1), “while it was still dark,” that Mary Magdalene discovered the stone sealing Jesus’ tomb had been rolled away. Thinking that grave robbers (a common crime at that time), or possibly the enemies of Christ, had taken his body; she ran to tell the … [Read more...]

Stewarts Creek Gospel Meeting – Bible Q-n-A FAQs

For anyone who has been using the Internet and visiting websites for very long the term FAQs will be familiar. It stands for "Frequently Asked Questions." For those who conduct Bible studies and/or discuss the Bible with others, there are several "Frequently Asked Questions." When I was doing live radio and live TV programs about the Bible I regularly received the same "Frequently Asked Questions" on the program that would get asked in private studies. This series of lessons is in direct … [Read more...]

Bible Q-n-A 3/25/13: The Catholic Letter (pt. 1)

On this episode of Bible Q-n-A I begin to look at what I'm calling "The Catholic Letter." This letter was distributed at the 2012 Jersey County Fair. It made its way back to me and I am responding to it here on Bible Q-n-A. I will take these episodes dealing with "The Catholic Letter" and put them on DVD to distribute at the 2013 Jersey County Fair. I hope to have the opportunity to talk to the writer face to face, as I don't know who it was. Here is a link to "The Catholic Letter" Here is … [Read more...]

Atonement of sins of mankind?

Christians believe that Jesus gave his life for the atonement of the sins of mankind. a) Does this mean that by his death, he atoned the sins of all people born before his time only or even of people who were born after his time? b) Does the death of Jesus on the cross mean that the sins of all Christians would be forgiven, even if they continue to sin and disobey God’s commandments? c) Is there any accountability for Christians for their personal actions (good or bad) on the Day of Judgment, … [Read more...]

The Beatitude Of The Watchers

This is the third of the seven Beatitudes Of Revelation. https://youtu.be/TkYRLBKZ6pM … [Read more...]