Q&A

Hand raised

How can I be sure of the right motive, when trying to please God?

07/15/2019

To this we might simply reply, “Are you trying to please God?”Then that is the right motive! Do not try to overcome sin because of the shame you feel, because of what others think or say about you, or because you want to feel better. Seek to overcome sin so that you may walk in closer harmony and …

What is the significance of the name "Jehovah”?

05/14/2019

Jehovah speaks of “the self-existent God of the covenant”. God revealed himself to Moses, from the burning bush, as Jehovah; although the name Jehovah appears before this in Scripture, it is unlikely that Moses wrote any of the Old Testament until after the experience at the burning bush. …

Is cremation a valid option for Christians?

03/01/2019

Concerning cremation, the Bible neither explicitly condemns nor affirms it. On the other hand, burial is the mode that God Himself chose for Moses' body ( Deuteronomy 34:6 ); it was also the mode chosen by the New Testament saints to care for John's body ( Matthew 14:12 ), Jesus' body ( Matthew …

I am facing a crisis in my life. How should I respond?

01/15/2019

In many areas of our lives, we are regularly reminded of the possibility of a crisis. From early childhood, we are trained to know what we should do in an emergency. Even small children today know they can call 911 for help. In the public schools, one of the first areas of training is the fire …

Is it alright for Christians to celebrate Christmas?

12/01/2018

Many Christians have strong feelings on both sides of this question. While some feel that Christmas (or Easter) are opportunities to especially celebrate the blessings of God, others are bothered by the fact that the historic roots of these holidays are more in tradition than they are in the Bible. …

Can we trust the Bible? (Part 1)

11/05/2018

This is a worthwhile question for both believers and unbelievers to consider. On the one hand, Christians claim the Bible as their sole rule for faith and practice, so clearly the trustworthiness of Scripture is central to their faith. On the other hand, if the claims of the Bible (and therefore …

Who wrote the Bible (and how)?

03/15/2018

Inspiration is defined (in relation to the Bible) as the fact that God guided human authors to record his Word without error, in the original manuscripts. Proverbs 30:5, 6; Psalm 19; Matthew 5:18; John 10:35; 14:26; Mark 13:31; 2 Timothy 3:16, 17; 2 Peter 1:19-21 and other passages confirm …

What is "Christian Apologetics” (and why do it)?

02/01/2018

Because “the carnal mind is enmity against God” (Romans 8:7), ever since the Garden of Eden there has been a war between Truth and error, between God and the world. While the fundamental tenants of the Bible and of Christianity must be accepted by faith, as a gift from God and applied by the Holy …

Is abortion always wrong? Does the unborn fetus have a soul?

01/21/2018

The question of whether abortion is wrong is not a difficult one, when we look at the Bible, although it is a good one, since many today still consider abortion to be a valid option for ending an unwanted pregnancy. The Scriptures clearly teach that the same person that is conceived is the person …