What Does The Bible Say About Judgment?

What Does The Bible Say About JudgmentWhat does the Bible say about judgment?  Will God actually judge all of us one day?  If so, what will that be like?  After all, how can a loving God pass judgment on someone else?  Isn't that a contradiction?  Those are the kinds of questions that many people ask about Christianity.  They are extremely important questions, because if all of us will be held accountable for our actions by God someday that has huge implications.  If we are not ever going to be held accountable for our actions on earth, then there is not really anything keeping us from doing whatever we want - or at least whatever we can get away with.  However, if the God of the universe is going to hold us accountable for what we do on earth, then that puts an entirely different spin on things.  But would it be fair for God to judge us like that?      (Read More.....)

What Does The Bible Say About The Deity Of Christ?

What Does The Bible Say About The Deity Of ChristWhat does the Bible say about the deity of Christ? The truth is that this is a very complex subject and is often tied into discussions about the Trinity. For a comprehensive look at what the Scriptures say about the Trinity, please see our other article entitled "What Does The Bible Say About The Trinity?"  There are many religious organizations out there today who claim that Jesus was not God and that He never claimed to be God.  As you will see in this article, those claims are completely and totally false.  The Bible is exceedingly clear that Jesus claimed to be God.  The Scriptures are also very clear that the first Christians believed that Jesus was God.  Unfortunately the vast majority of people in the world today (even most Christians) simply do not know their Bibles.  Even many of those who do know their Bibles a little bit would rather have their "ministers" tell them what to believe rather than investigating it for themselves.  Once you learn what the Bible says, there is no getting around the fact that Jesus claimed to be God and that the early Christians believed that He was God.  The question is - are you going to believe it? (Read More.....)

What Does The Bible Say About The Trinity?

What Does The Bible Say About The TrinityWhat does the Bible say about the Trinity? The truth is that the word "Trinity" is not in the Bible, but the concept of the Trinity most definitely is. So just what is "the Trinity"? The Trinity is one God existing in three Persons. That is the essence of the Trinity. God the Father is God, God the Son (Jesus) is God, and God the Holy Spirit is God - and yet there is only one God. Advocates of other religions who don't believe in the Trinity will immediately object at this point and say that this is impossible. But the truth is that God is so much greater than us and so far beyond our understanding that it is not for us to say what is or is not possible for God. As we shall see, the Scriptures very clearly tell us that the Father is God, that Jesus is God and that the Holy Spirit is God - and yet that God is one God. Some have tried to compare the Trinity to water. You see, water can be a gas, a liquid or a solid - and yet it is still water. That metaphor is quite imperfect, but it can be helpful to an extent. The reality is that no metaphor is going to be fully able to describe God. But God has revealed Himself in His Word, and when we turn to the Scriptures we find all of the answers that we need. (Read More.....)

What Does The Bible Say About Suicide?

What Does The Bible Say About SuicideWhat does the Bible say about suicide? Well, the truth is that the answer is fairly simple. The Scriptures tell us that we are never to murder anyone. In fact, one of the Ten Commandments says this: "You shall not murder" (Exodus 20:13). That includes everyone from the youngest child to the oldest adult and it even includes yourself. Suicide is self-murder, and killing yourself is evil in the eyes of God. Unfortunately, suicide is rampant both in the United States and around the world. According to Wikipedia, in 2005 suicides in the United States outnumbered homicides by nearly 2 to 1. That means there were approximately twice as many suicides as there were murders. That is staggering.  But the United States is not alone.  Wikipedia also reports that worldwide suicide rates have increased 60 percent over the last 50 years.  Something is terribly, terribly wrong.  The truth is that the world is increasingly rejecting God's Word, and when that happens the results are not going to be good. (Read More.....)

What Does The Bible Say About Gambling?

What Does The Bible Say About GamblingWhat does the Bible say about gambling?  Well, if you run a search for the word "gambling" you are not going to find it in the Bible.  So does that mean that the Bible approves of gambling?  It isn't quite that simple.  You see, the Bible has a whole lot to say about money.  In fact, there are so many Scriptures about money that it would take whole books to go over them all.  God is very concerned about how we make our money, how we view our money and what we do with our money.  It is in the Scriptures about money where we can get an idea of what God thinks when we gamble our money away.  The truth is that gambling is a massive problem in modern society.  Recent research has shown that there are approximately 2.5 million "pathological gamblers" in the United States today and another 3 million U.S. adults who should probably be considered "problem gamblers".  Well over 500 billion dollars is spent gambling each and every year in the United States.  That is a problem.  But it is not just in the United States where gambling is a problem.  Similar problems are found all over the world where gambling is permitted.  So what does the Bible have to say?  (Read More.....)

What Does The Bible Say About Drinking?

What Does The Bible Say About DrinkingWhat does the Bible say about drinking? It seems as though the answer you will get depends on what type of church you are asking the question in. Everyone has an opinion about drinking, and it is usually based on their own experiences and preferences. But what does the Bible say? Does it forbid the drinking of alcohol? Actually, no it does not. So does that mean that Christians should run out and get drunk whenever they want? No, the Bible strictly forbids that. But isn't that a contradiction? Not at all. As we shall see, the Bible does not forbid the drinking of alcohol, but it does forbid getting drunk. It is the consumption of alcohol in excessive amounts that the Scripture seems to be concerned about, and it is that same thing that so often gets people in trouble in real life. (Read More.....)

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