Truth was never meant to be a mystery. In fact, it can be found, felt, understood and applied to life in ways that will change everything. This column is dedicated to presenting a clear and correct understanding of the Bible - and the critical truths about divine and human life it contains.




Are You Listening?  |  Dec 16, 2014
Christ's words to the seven churches in Revelation are just as applicable to us as they were to them. Are you listening to those words?

Read more...Laurel Davis


Christmas presents are great! But even better is the presence of Jesus who grew up from that baby and died on the cross for our sins.

Read more...Laurel Davis


Did Jesus turn water into real, alcoholic wine? What is the difference between wine now and wine in Jesus' day?

Read more...Izaak Noel


"The end of a matter is better than its beginning, and patience is better than pride" — Ecclesiastes 7:8. How thinking about the end can control our words in the beginning.

Read more...Kersley Fitzgerald


Jesus' genealogy reveals two things to us: Who He is to us and who we are to Him. The broken branches in His family tree show He can accept the brokenness in us.

Read more...Laurel Davis


The Haman Factor  |  Oct 8, 2014
"The Haman Factor": when the noose you wickely devise for someone else's neck ends up around your own. How the gentle humility of Esther saved herself and her people.

Read more...Laurel Davis


No Excuse  |  Jul-Sep 2014
No matter what our circumstances, and no matter what our relationship is with others, we have no excuse: the wide-open, spacious life reflects the Holy Spirit inside us.
2 Corinthians 6 and the Wide-Open, Spacious Life
Responsibilities and Circumstances
The Character of Freedom
Freedom in Relationships

Read more...Kersley Fitzgerald


Was the New Testament written to make Jesus fulfill Old Testament prophecy? What literary criticism tells us about Jesus.

Read more...Maggie Peil


Is Christianity about freedom? Or about being a slave to Christ?

Read more...Gwen Sellers


The Meaning of Outrageous  |  Jul 18 2014
Loving God with all our heart, soul, mind, and strength doesn't mean we can't love others. It shows us how to love others better.

Read more...John Myer


So, I've been slowly reading through the New Testament. It's interesting how you can discover things you read over 18 times before. It seems like every chapter in 1 Corinthians has at least one little slap across the face. Here are a few.

Read more...Kersley Fitzgerald


Origin of the Book of Job  |  Jun 18, 2014
Job's faith is inspiring, but his account is puzzling. When was the Book of Job written? When did he live? Christopher Schwinger explores why there seem to be such disparity between the descriptions of Job's life and the writing style of his story.

Read more...Christopher Schwinger


Some passages in 1 John seem to preach a gospel of works instead of grace. Does the book contradict the rest of Scripture? Or is it a response to the gnostic culture of the day?

Read more...Kristi-Joy Matovich


In John 9, Jesus not only healed the blind beggar's eyes, He anointed them. What does it mean to have anointed eyes?

Read more...Kersley Fitzgerald


Discontentment  |  Mar 3, 2014
Does God hold out on us? Or do we suffer from the sin of discontentment? What a bunch of whiners wandering through the desert for forty years can teach us about ourselves.

Read more...Alice Trebus


Is the Bible trustworthy?  |  Feb 18, 2014
Is the Bible worthy of my trust? Can I trust the Bible on non-spiritual topics? If the Bible has errors in science and history, should I trust what it says about God, Jesus, salvation, etc.?

Read more...S. Michael Houdmann


Nineveh  |  Feb 11 2014
We know we're to forgive our enemies. But do we have the faith to rescue the authors of our future destruction?

Read more...Kersley Fitzgerald


Yes, I dare say it  |  February 11, 2014
Many claim that we should stand on the stages and boldly preach how wrong it is for homosexual couples to marry because it is going against God, against the covenant of marriage, and ultimately against the way we were created. We do not however, plan on waging war against pride, fornication, adultery, lying, and idolatry in the same manner.

Read more...Lauren Birago


Why is the King James Version different from other translations of the Bible? What is the advantage of the KJV being a 'literal' translation?

Read more...Darrell Shortt


Human beings learn through many different methods, but some things are best learned, or can only be learned, through one particular method. Among the most powerful learning schemes is reading. Written words are by far the most effective way to communicate higher, more sophisticated concepts.

Read more...Jeff Laird


Why bawl at Paul?  |  January 15, 2014
Many believe that Paul's theology contradicted Jesus'. Is this true? What does the Bible say?

Read more...Jeff Laird


What is the role of a godly husband?  |  January 9, 2014
What is the role of a godly husband? What does it mean to lead a family? Does the Bible tell men to be controlling despots or gentle care-takers?

Read more...Steve Webb


The Shelter of His Wings  |  November 25, 2013
We know that God longs to shelter us under His wings, but have we ever really thought about what that means?

Read more...Gwen Sellers


Armor  |  November 11, 2013
We know we are to take up the armor of God, but what are we supposed to do with it?

Read more...Lauren Birago


Keeping the Faith  |  October 16, 2013
Salvation is through faith, not works. So why is it sometimes such hard work to keep the faith?

Read more...Gwen Sellers


The Gospels and Modern News  |  Sep 26, 2013
Why do we have four Gospel accounts? How are the Gospels similar to the modern news we read today?

Read more...Kersley Fitzgerald


Sing your Battle Cry  |  Sep 26, 2013
The armor of God is the Holy Spirit's way to protect and defend us against spiritual warfare. One way we can join in His work--sing your battle cry.

Read more...Catiana Nak Kheiyn


When faced with unanswered prayer, we can throw a tantrum and take back control of our lives or we can trust in God. But do we trust that God's sustaining love is enough?

Read more...Dev Bradley


Missing God  |  August 26, 2013
Being knowledgeable about God is good. It is good to engage with God on an intellectual level. But what do these pursuits mean if we don't actually know God?

Read more...Gwen Sellers


The Greek Geek: Meno  |  August 20, 2013
The Greek Geek tackles 'meno'--what does it mean to abide in Christ?

Read more...S. Edgar


The Good Fight  |  August 8, 2013
The Bible tells us to fight the good fight. The best and most effective way to start is to reject the lies that keep you out of the battle.

Read more...Dev Bradley


The Greek Geek: Agape vs. Phileo  |  July 31, 2013
Introducing: the Greek Geek. How is Greek love different from English? And how does that affect our relationship with Christ?

Read more...S. Edgar


Small Acts of Service  |  June 21, 2013
Sometimes we get so caught up in the big picture that we don't look around us. But small acts of service can be a big blessing.

Read more...MeLissa LeFleur


There is a great deal of confusion in the Christian community regarding the spiritual gift of tongues. To understand its role today, we must first understand it's role in the Bible.

Start here...Robin Schumacher


Gog, Magog, Meshek, Tubal, Tarshish: What are the nations of Ezekiel 38 and where do they fit in the End Times?

Read more...Dillon Burroughs


Was Jesus homeless?  |  May 2, 2013
Was Jesus homeless? If our Savior had no home, how should that affect our view of home?

Read more...Dillon Burroughs


Some religious traditions believe in a view called soul sleep which teaches that the believer in Jesus who dies will have his or her soul "rest" until Christ's future coming. This view has also been called Christian mortalism or psychopannychism. What does the Bible teach about soul sleep?

Read more...Dillon Burroughs


Are people really without excuse?  |  March 6, 2013
Romans 1:20 teaches, "For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse." What does it mean that people are without excuse?

Read more...Dillon Burroughs


Should Christians Be Vegetarians?  |  February 14, 2013
As the trend of vegetarian dieting and lifestyle grows, some Christians have wondered whether Christians should be vegetarians or not. What does the Bible say? Do we have freedom to eat whatever we want or are there restrictions for the believer?

Read more...Dillon Burroughs


According to the Watchtower’s website, "Jehovah’s Witnesses are Christians, but they are not Protestants for the same reason that they are not Catholics—they recognize certain teachings of those religions as unscriptural." Is this claim made based on a biblical definition of a Christian or something else?

Read more...Dillon Burroughs


Reincarnation has become an increasingly popular spiritual idea in contemporary society. With far more than a billion adherents of eastern religions that embrace spiritual systems that teach reincarnation and numerous Western spiritual practices that include the belief, many Christians are asking, "What does the Bible teach about this issue?"

Read more...Dillon Burroughs


First Samuel 1–2 shares the account of Hannah, an extraordinary woman who endured many difficulties in life. Hannah’s situation would have been overwhelmingly sad, but she overcame her sorrows by praying to the Lord.

Read more...Dillon Burroughs


Deborah is mentioned as the only female leader in the book of Judges, a woman who followed the Lord and was greatly used by Him to provide direction and encouragement to Israel. What kind of woman was she and what does the story of her life teach us today?

Read more...Dillon Burroughs


Uncensored Prayer  |  October 30, 2012
Prayer isn't a formula. It's not about saying the right thing or not saying the wrong thing. Prayer is about spending time with our Daddy. Tell Him about your day, ask questions, express the desires of your heart—completely uncensored. Prayer is not about performance; it's about relationship.

Read more...Gwen Sellers


Will I See My Pet in Heaven?  |  September 24, 2012
Heaven is supposed to be a perfect existence that brings the greatest joy to God's people. But does the Bible teach where a pet will spend eternity?

Read more...Dillon Burroughs


What does the Bible say about people in Heaven and their prayer life? Can they pray for their loved ones on Earth?

Read more...Dillon Burroughs


While many know this story from children's books or Sunday school classes, it contains much to teach adults about the hearts of those around Jesus and gives insight into the heart of Jesus Himself.

Read more...Gwen Sellers


Will Animals Be in Heaven?  |  September 5, 2012
Will animals exist in Heaven? Will we recognize them or will there be new creatures too? Does the Bible give us a glimpse of the possibilities that lie ahead?

Read more...Dillon Burroughs


Jesus Calms the Storm  |  June 28, 2012
What does it mean when Jesus calms the storm? Is the typical application of this familiar story correct? Is Jesus calming the storm a morality story about faith, or is it something else?

Read more...CG


Are the four gospels based on credible eyewitness testimony? This is a question on which modern scholars line up on both sides of the divide.

Read more...Jonathan McLatchie


Writing in about 180 A.D., Irenaeus, the bishop of Lyons in France, wrote concerning Jesus, "…and to raise up anew all flesh of the whole human race, in order that to Jesus Christ, our Lord, and God, and Saviour, and King…"

Read more...Dan Barkman


How Would Jesus Love?  |  June 7, 2012
What is Jesus' love really like? And when we're asked to love as He loved, do we know what that looks like? Do we understand and feel His love to us, so that we can offer it to others?

Read more...Tiffany Wismer


Is the Bible a myth? The Bible is written as a factual, historical account rather than a legend. God left absolutely no room for doubt as to whether or not this is His written Word. When the facts are shown, it is clear that the Bible is not a myth.

Read more...Originally posted on: GotQuestions.org


The Bible vs. Temptation  |  April 11, 2012
There's power in God's Word. Jesus used it to turn the devil away when facing temptation. We can use the Bible in the same way today – in fact, we're supposed to. What is it about the Word of God that is so powerful?

Read more...CG


The Deity of Jesus  |  April 4, 2012
What is the proof for the divinity of Jesus? How could Jesus be a created being and also the Creator? What does the Bible say about Jesus' divinity?
Part 1: Is Jesus Divine?
Part 2: Is Jesus God?
Part 3: The Divinity of Jesus. Dan Barkman


Mormons do not believe in the trinity. Why? And what is it about the trinity that makes believing it so essential to Christianity? If Jesus is not God, doesn't that make Him a created being? And if He's a created being, what happens to our salvation?

Read more...Dillon Burroughs


While we do not have the original copies of the books of the New Testament today, we do have ample evidence that today's New Testament is a faithful copy of what was originally written.

Read more...Dillon Burroughs


Is The Old Testament Bible Accurate?  |  February 7, 2012
Is the Old Testament part of the Bible accurate? We do have ample evidence that today's Old Testament is a faithful copy of what was established during the earliest times.

Read more...Dillon Burroughs


What Does it Mean to be Blessed?  |  January 31, 2012
So, what does it mean to be blessed? Does the Bible tell us the way to have true blessing? Yes, and blessing might not be what you always thought. It might be better.

Read more...CG


What does it mean that Jesus was tempted in the same way that we are tempted? Jesus was sinless, so how could He feel temptation to sin? Was temptation just not painful for Jesus? Was it not as hard for Him to resist?

Read more...Tiffany Wismer


Does an amillennialist worldview have basis in Scripture? What is amillennialism, anyway? Does the Bible really say Christ will rule the earth for a thousand years?

Read more...Dillon Burroughs


The impact of divine sovereignty on our lives is determined, in part, by our understanding of God's other attributes, especially the faithfulness of God. It's one thing to know what the Bible says about God's faithfulness; it's another to live according to that knowledge.

Read more...Dolores Kimball


The Doctrines of Grace — TULIP  |  Originally Posted August 4, 2011
Introduction: What are the Doctrines of Grace and what is their historic importance?
Total Depravity: Are we all as evil as we can be? What about the good that people do?
Unconditional Election: Does God choose those who are going to be saved ahead of time?
Limited Atonement: Did Jesus die for the sins of the whole world or only for the elect?
Irresistable Grace: How does God draw people to himself? Can we resist?
Perseverance of the Saints: What does it mean to persevere in faith? What about apostasy?

Start here...CG


Covenant Theology  |  Originally posted May 31, 2011
Covenant Theology: What is a covenant and why is this concept important?
Covenant of Works: The promise of obedience any why it didn't work.
Covenant of Grace: The promise of the grace of God.
Covenant of Redemption: The promise between God and Jesus and what it means to us.

Start Here...CG


Does it seem strange to you that Jesus wept? Why would the God of the universe allow Himself to feel pain? How should we look at our own emotions, knowing that Jesus, who was sinless, shed tears?

Read more...Tiffany Wismer


A completely sovereign God who was also changeable or unpredictable would be impossible to please or obey. But our God is immutable—He does not change His mind, renege on His promises, or break His covenants with His people.

Read more...Dolores Kimball


The Bible is not only true, but it is the actual words of God with which He inspired each of the authors of the 66 books to write exactly what He intended.

Read more...Dolores Kimball


You want to get rid of your sins? Before you start tugging at those bootstraps, or telling yourself it is impossible, take a look at the cure Jesus prescribed.

Read more...Tiffany Wismer


The Five Solas  |  Originally posted: April 22, 2011
Faith Alone (Sola Fide): Rome calls "faith alone" a legal fiction; is it something more?
Scripture Alone (Sola Scriptura): Is Scripture really the sole source of inspired authority?
Grace Alone (Sola Gratia): What does God do and what does man do in salvation?
Christ Alone (Solus Christus): Is Christ or the church mediator between God and man?
The Glory of God Alone (Soli Deo Gloria): Does man do nothing to merit his salvation?

Start here...CG



 


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