What About the Thief on the Cross?

There is no doubt that the man we know as the thief on the cross was saved by Jesus. Jesus told him, "Today shalt thou be with me in paradise" (Luke 23:43). The question...

What is the middle verse of the Bible?

The KJV has an even number of verses (31,102) and, thus, does not have a single middle verse. The "middle verses" are Psalm 103:1-2, with 15,550 verses before and after.

What did Jacob take when he took Esau’s birthright?

The birthright was the natural privilege of the firstborn son. Receiving the birthright, the firstborn would become the head of the family, and would have charge of the family, including the family property.

What does Here I Raise my Ebenezer mean in the familiar hymn?

It is very important that we think about what we sing in our worship to God if we want to be pleasing to Him.

Why Do Bad Things Happen?

The most commonly asked question about God—which has been called the “Achilles Heel” of Christianity—is, “Why does a loving, all-powerful God allow suffering in His world?”

What does it mean for a minister to be ordained?

Most of our religious world puts great stress on the proper ordination of ministers, but when we turn to the Bible, we find that it says very little on the subject.

Must we give thanks if we are in difficult circumstances?

When the world seems to be closing in on us, or when we feel like we have our backs up against the wall, giving thanks may be the last thing we would ever think...

What New Testament passage gives Christians permission to eat pork and other foods formerly...

While the Jews were subject to various food laws, forbidding to eat several types of food (e.g. pork), the Christian is under no such restriction today.

Why did Jesus first refuse, and then drink the vinegar offered at the cross?

It was the custom of the Romans to offer a man being crucified drugged wine so that he might more easily endure his cross. Jesus refused the wine, however...

What does it mean to study to show thyself approved unto God?

Bible study is very important, but 2 Timothy 2:15 is not just a command to study the Bible. Being an approved workman involves much more.

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