What is an apostate? Is the Bible clear on the subject? Is it one who believes then leaves?
What is an apostate? Does the Bible make it clear? Is it one who believes in God then decides to depart from the faith? Can a person really depart from the faith? Does the Bible even use the word?
What is an Apostate?
Divorce. Re-marriage. It’s commonplace in our culture. What does the Bible have to say about it?
Divorce is so commonplace these days sometimes we forget that Scripture has a bit to say on the subject.
Does the Bible condone divorce? What if a divorced person wants to remarry? Find out what the Bible has to say about divorce and remarriage.
Divorce & Remarriage in Scripture
We don’t have to wonder if we’re saved. We can have assurance of our salvation.
Here’s a question that was recently sent in by a site visitor:
How can I be sure of my salvation? I have confessed Jesus to people I know and was baptized. I told my family members about Jesus because the Bible says to confess him before men. How can I be sure that I am still saved or ever was?
The little book of 1 John has a lot to say about this topic. And guess what? This is not something we have to wonder about.
Be Sure of Your Salvation
A poem that speaks of the wonders of God’s Word. Is it gathering dust on your shelf?
It’s easy to let our Bible sit on the shelf and gather dust. I’ve been guilty of it.
But God’s Word contains life; it contains the message that God has for you and me. It tells of creation, the reason for living and the end of things.
Take some time to read it today and every day.
The Dusty Old Book (a poem by Belinda)
From Atheist to Believer – a hard-core atheist and miserable drug addict turns to Jesus.
I recently received this moving story from Shawn. He lived a life full of pain and regret. He was a hard-core atheist and fully addicted to drugs. He spent years of his life wallowing in misery and depression. Find out how God freed him from all of it.
One detail that might go unnoticed in this story really struck me. As Shawn lived in a hotel for months on end, he threw a Bible away a number of times. Every time he came back to his room the maid had taken it out of the trash and put it on his bed or nightstand. We don’t know that maid’s name or anything about her. What we know is that her commitment to pulling that Bible out of the trash ultimately saved Shawn’s life.
Let her example encourage you to listen to Jesus today.
From Atheist to Believer
As Christians, should we think of ourselves as sinners? Or should we consider ourselves holy, blameless saints?
Sometimes you’ll hear a Christian say something like, “We’re all just a bunch of sinners.” I suppose one could consider it semantics, but we believe that viewing ourselves as “holy” and “blameless” and “set apart” is an integral part of conforming our minds to that image.
Here’s something else to consider. How does God view Christ-followers? Does the Bible really address it?
Tim tries to set out our view in the following article:
Sinners or Saints
Fasting isn’t enjoyable. Do we really need to do it? What’s the Biblical model for fasting? Is it important? Why?
What does the Bible say about fasting? Is it important? What is its significance? Do we, as Christians, really need to fast? If so, why? Is there a Biblical model that shows us how to fast?
Here’s what we’ve found Scripture to say.
The Significance of Fasting
Does Scripture support the use of marijuana? Did the anointing oil contain cannabis? Did Jesus use marijuana? Sula Benet believed so. We don’t.
Someone said that Jesus used marijuana; that the anointing oil contained cannabis. Interesting.
Many who believe this cite the work of Dr. Sula Benet, an etymologist from Poland. In 1936 she concluded that the Hebrew words “q’nah-bosem” (Exodus 30:23) were etymologically related to “cannabis” and then reached the further conclusion that the anointing oil included marijuana. She noted the similarities with words from other Middle Eastern language groups. She further noted that the word could be used to reference a reed plant or a hemp plant, but she reached the definite conclusion that in the Exodus passage it meant the hemp plant.
We find Benet’s arguments weak. Her logic fails in many areas.
We believe there are two fundamentals approaches to Scripture. One is to look for support for what you already believe. The other is to seek to find in Scripture how we should be changed. Those who use this second approach in their reading of the Bible may find this article of interest.
Read our article and tell us what you think.
Marijuana in Scripture
This Christian poem speaks of the peace that can be felt when one walks with Jesus.
This beautiful poem, to me, speaks of the peace that can be known when one walks closely with the Jesus of the Bible.
Read by still waters.
Also, take some time to check out Keith’s blog.
The Bible supports the fact that Jesus is God.
Jesus equals God. God equals Jesus.
Do you believe this? Do you believe the Bible?
If you answered “no” to the first question and “yes” to the second, you might want to review your Bible.
Verses that Prove the Deity of Jesus