Pray for Salvation?

Preachers sometimes invite listeners to pray something such as, “God, I am sorry I have sinned. Please forgive me and let Jesus come into my heart. Thank you for forgiving me and giving me...

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.

Who are the sons of God in the book of Job?

Almost every reference in the Bible to "sons of God" refers to men who live in harmony with the will of God. However, I believe the three instances of the sons of God found in Job (Job 1:6; Job 2;1; Job 38:7) refer to angels.

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.

Is it wrong to celebrate Christmas?

What does the Bible have to say about Christmas? Should we celebrate the birth of Jesus? What is the origin of Christmas? These are some of the many questions we hope to answer in this study.

Can we be saved like the thief on the cross?

The thief on the cross didn't get baptized, so how did Jesus say he would be with Him in paradise? First, the thief on the cross was saved because Jesus spoke his sins forgiven (Luke...

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 Does God Allow Suffering?

In view of recent events, one writer suggested that we all “boycott God.” She proposed that if we all stopped praying, attending church, and praising Him, that this just might make Him stop killing so...

How Can One Overcome Addiction to Gambling?

Russian novelist Fyodor Dostoevsky wrote The Gambler in 1866. In this autobiographical novel, he offered a personal understanding of the psychology and physiology of the compulsive, addicted gambler. He documented characteristics such as the...

What is the difference between leavened and unleavened bread?

The difference between leavened and unleavened bread is found in the word itself - leaven. Leaven is what is placed in bread dough to make the bread rise. It is placed in the dough and spreads throughout the entire lump.