How to defend the truth?

Jul 12

Often believers, especially new converts, has face persecution from their own people for standing for what they believe is the truth.

Peter's answer to this problem:

Now who is there to harm you if you are zealous for what is good?

But even if you should suffer for righteousness' sake, you ...

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Who forgives sin?

Apr 23

We always thank God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ...

He has delivered us from the domain of darkness and transferred us to the kingdom of His beloved Son, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins. -- Colossians 1:3,13-14 (ESV)

Is "in whom we have redemption, the forgiven...

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What is the Holy Spirit?

Apr 23

What we know about the Holy Spirit

There can only be 1 Holy Spirit

Paul understood there are only one Holy Spirit:

  • Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit
  • and there are varieties of service, but the same Lord;
  • and there are varieties of activities, but it is the same...

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May we try out all things?

Apr 05

Some look at the scripture that states:

Test all things; hold fast what is good. -- 1 Thessalonians 5:21 (NKJV)

Out of context it seems that this verse indicates that we are allowed to test (or try out) anything to see what we should "hold fast".

However, this is not what Paul wrote...

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Was Jesus created?

Mar 27

Did Jesus pre-exist before creation?

When Jesus had spoken these words, mhe lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, ... "And now, Father, glorify me in your own presence with the glory that I had with you before the world existed." -- John 17:1,5 (ESV)

Some argue that this mean:

  • Jesus...

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Can saints forgive sin?

Jul 07

Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, even so I am sending you.”

And when he had said this, he breathed on them and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit. If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven them; if you withhold forgiveness from any, it is wi...

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Is shame sin?

May 16

Short answer: "yes"


The bible is clear that pride is sin:

Haughty eyes and a proud heart, the lamp of the wicked, are sin. -- Proverbs 21:4

Everyone who is arrogant in heart is an abomination to the Lord; be assured, he will not go unpunished. -- Proverbs 16:5

Do you see a ma...

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How many spirits does God have?

May 16
How many spirits does God have?

The book of Revelation refers to "seven spirits of God" (Revelation 1:4, 3:1, 4:5, 5:6) which is also written in lower case in most modern English Bible translations, that indicate that the translators understood these "spirits" are not God Himself.

The Greek word "seven" used in these scriptures...

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Can the majority be wrong?

Apr 23

The majority could be wrong

A lie stays a lie even if everyone beliefs it to be true.

You must not follow the crowd in doing wrong. -- Exodus 23:2 (NLT)

And the great dragon was thrown down, that ancient serpent, who is called the devil and Satan, the deceiver of the whole world — whe wa...

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How to address God?

Nov 09

Short answer: It depends on your relationship with God

For example the same man could be addressed:

  • as "Mr. Smith", which implies a professional relationship in for example a business or legal environment
  • as "Johnathan", which implies he is known personally, perhaps by colleagues, classmates...

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May we curse our enemies?

Oct 25

Moses recorded in the laws:

"Do not ... curse a ruler of your people." -- Exodus 22:28 (NKJV), Ecclesiastics 10:20

"Do not curse the deaf" -- Leviticus 19:14 (NKJV)

Job also said:

“If I have rejoiced at the destruction of him who hated me, or lifted myself up when evil found him


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