Bible Definitions

The Parable Of the Good Shepherd – Christian Article

Tweet Why does the Bible refer to believers as sheep? Why not eagles, falcons, lions or tigers? The Nature of Sheep My uncle in Iowa used to raise sheep, and I can remember him saying a lot of things about his sheep; most of it bad. For example, they would not come near us; my brother and I tried riding one…not a good idea. For one thing, sheep are defenseless against predators. They’re afraid…

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Could Jesus Have Sinned? – Christian Article

Tweet Was it possible that Jesus could have sinned during the Temptation in the Wilderness? All Have Sinned Not counting Jesus, there has never been a person who has not sinned. It is not humanly possible for us not to sin. We drink up sin like water. It’s just our nature. We haven’t just fallen short of God’s glory…we’ve fallen infinitely short of it (Rom3:23), with no humanly means to bridge that gap. It’s…

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What Is Preterism? What Is A Preterist? – Christian Article

Tweet What is preterism? What does a preterist believe? Eschatology Eschatology is a study of the end times. Things like the Book of Revelation, the rapture, and the great tribulation are among a few of the things that fall under eschatology. One example of the end time views is Preterism. Preterism is the Christian view that some or most of the prophecies of the Bible are placed as events which have already happened. Of…

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Who are the Disciples of Christ? – Christian Article

Tweet Who are the Disciples of Christ? What do they believe? A Disciple Before we look into who or what a disciple of Christ believes, we must understand what a disciple is. The word comes from the Old English discipul (fem. discipula) which comes from the Latin discipulus, meaning, “pupil, student, follower,” and said to be from discere, meaning “to learn” from which we get the word “discern,” but a disciple is someone who…

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Whatever Happened To Integrity? – Christian Article

Tweet How has integrity been disintegrating in society, business, and especially in politics? Costly Choices Years ago, a man applied for an executive position with a large company. He was applying for the Chief Financial Officer position…a job that paid over a quarter million dollars annually. After the man was interviewed by the CEO, and then later spoke to the Board, they all agreed that the man was a good choice. After approving of…

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How Do I Deal With My Anger? – Christian Article

Tweet All of us get angry at one time or another, so when you’re angry, how do you deal with it? Righteous Indignation If you know someone who has an anger problem, maybe you should share this with them, but if it’s you that has an occasional outburst, remember, we’re human and even Christians allow anger to control them, so it gets the best of us. I have to deal with anger too, but…

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Are Jacob and Israel the Same? – Christian Article

Tweet Are Jacob and Israel the same person or the same nation? Why did God change his name? A Kingdom Divided It’s easy to get confused over names, especially when it comes to Jacob and Israel. Sometimes they are used interchangeably, but at other times, it is specific to a person or a nation, and even more specific to some tribes in Israel. I’ll explain that latter, but for now, we need to look…

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Why Is The Fear Of God The Beginning Of Wisdom? – Christian Article

Tweet Why does the Bible say that the fear of God is the beginning of wisdom? Human Wisdom The Apostle Paul spoke about wisdom in 1 Corinthians 3, and he puts it in anything but a flattering manner for humanity. He wrote that “the wisdom of this world is folly with God. For it is written, “He catches the wise in their craftiness” (1 Cor 3:19). Maybe Paul was quoting Job because Job wrote…

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What Is A Martyr? Will You Be A Martyr? – Christian Article

Tweet Who is a martyr? Is it possible that you might become a martyr? Persecution Guaranteed When the Apostle Paul wrote Timothy for the second time, he reminded him that persecution is normal and it will surely come. Paul said that he himself suffered “persecutions and sufferings that happened to me at Antioch, at Iconium, and at Lystra—which persecutions I endured; yet from them all the Lord rescued me” (2 Tim 3:11), so the…

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Should Christians Protest Or Demonstrate? – Christian Article

Tweet Should Christians protest or demonstrate in public, especially when they see injustice? Speak Up So, what do you think? Should Christians protest or demonstrate in public, especially when they see injustice? What about protesting at abortion clinics? The Bible admonishes us to “Open your mouth for the mute, for the rights of all who are destitute” (Prov 31:8), and to “Open your mouth, judge righteously, defend the rights of the poor and needy”…

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Should A Christian Work At A Bar, Night Club Or Casino? – Christian Article

Tweet Can a Christian work as a bartender, at a night club, or at a casino and still be in a right relationship with God? Sinful Practices The Scriptures tell us to live holy lives before God and mankind, but this doesn’t mean we’ll be sinless. It should mean we’ll sin less than the world does because we have God’s Spirit and He convicts us of sin, but clearly, there are some things we…

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How God Limits Satan And Demonic Powers – Christian Article

Tweet Since Satan is called the “god of this world,” how can God still be in control over his actions? Real or Imagined? Satan is the enemy of every believer, whether they know it or not, and some do not even believe in Satan, which makes him even more dangerous. An invisible enemy who people think does not exist makes his work easier since there’s little or no resistance. The image that many people…

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Will The Sun, Moon, Earth And Sea Be No More In Heaven? – Christian Article

Tweet Will the sun, moon and seas be no more, as it says in Revelation and in the Book of Isaiah? The Word There is only one thing that has always existed and it is God. Make that the Three Persons Who have always existed forever; God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. Nothing else existed before God and everything that exists now owes its thanks to God. The Apostle…

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Who Can Perform Baptisms? Can Any Believer? – Christian Article

Tweet Who can perform baptisms? Can anyone baptize another person? What is Baptism? Every believer is commanded to undergo a “believer’s baptism.” The water resembles the burial of the old self; a sort of “watery grave.” They are submerged into the water and then come back up out of the water, picturing a new birth…being a new creation in Christ (2 Cor 5:17). The Apostle Paul asked the church at Rome, “Do you not…

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How Persecution Purifies The Church And Spreads The Gospel – Christian Article

Tweet How does persecution help the church and spread the gospel? Sifting the Church Persecution separates the wheat from the chaff. When both sprout, they look very much alike, but when the winds, the rain, the sun, and the drought come out, only one will produce wheat, and it’s not the cheat. The winds of resistance begin to blow the chaff away and only the wheat remains. Sometimes, it is persecution that separates the…

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How God Limits Satan’s Power – Christian Article

Tweet Since Satan is called the “god of this world,” how can God still be in control over his actions? The “god” of this World A quick glance at the news should tell us all we need to know about the state of this world. Violence, as in the days of Noah, is growing worse, but there’s a sinister minister behind it all. For example, the Apostle Paul wrote that “if our gospel is…

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What Is Disfellowshipping? Should Churches Disfellowship Some Members? – Christian Article

Tweet What Is Disfellowshipping? Should Churches Disfellowship Some Members? A Call to Holiness Throughout Scripture, both in the Old Testament and New Testament, we’re called to live holy lives. Of course God does not expect sinless perfection, and that’s good because we can’t do that, but God does require us to live by His Word and certain moral principles. One of the biggest is sexual immorality. That’s a sin, which if not repented of,…

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What Is Conditionalism? What Is Christian Immortality? – Christian Article

Tweet Mankind has always been fascinated by eternity, so what is Christian immortality or Conditionalism? Eternity He has put eternity into man’s heart God has put eternity in our hearts or given us thoughts of immortality. We are finite creatures, but by nature, we desire to live on…and on. The God-given fight-for-survival instinct makes us fight for our lives. Animals have the same desire to survive. God “has made everything beautiful in its time.…

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How Can You Revive Evangelism In Your Church? – Christian Article

Tweet If your church is apathetic toward evangelism, how can you ignite a fire under them so that they’ll have more passion and purpose for rescuing the perishing? Half a Gospel General William Booth, the founder of the Salvation Army, was about the most fervent and passionate man I have ever read about in witnessing to the lost. Perhaps D.L. Moody was close, but General Booth said, “Most Christian organizations would like to send…

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What Are Some Biblical Reasons To Fast – Christian Article

Tweet What are some biblical reasons to fast? What are reasons you fast? Break Addictions The Day of Atonement (Yom Kippur) was the only feast day on the Jewish calendar that required fasting. It was a very holy day for the nation as it represented the atonement of the people, with the high priest having placed the guilt of their sins on the Azazel goat which was then sent off into the wilderness. It…

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Can Christians Blaspheme God? – Christian Article

Tweet Is it possible that believers can blaspheme God? The answer might surprise you. Blasphemy The Bible speaks of blasphemy, but what does it mean to blasphemy? According to Scripture, blasphemy means to take the Lord God’s name in vain and use it in a worthless manner, which includes using it as a swear word. God will not let anyone get away with that (Deut 5:11), but what about euphemisms like “Gosh darn it,” “Jeeze,”…

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What Is The Social Gospel? – Christian Article

Tweet What is the social gospel? Can it help change the world and turn people to Christ? The Social Gospel The social gospel is a Christian faith practice that is not just a call to salvation, but it’s a call to social reform, and it’s been around a very long time. Some say it began as a North American Protestantism movement where Christian ethics were to be used to address social problems like social…

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What is a New Creation in Christ? – Christian Article

Tweet What or who is a new creation in Christ? What does that mean? Sick and Tired I heard one preacher say he’s sick and tired of being sick and tired, and mostly sick of his sin, but the day will come when we will be saved to sin no more. For now, we sin and get sick of it, but that’s really good news. If we begin to grow comfortable in our sin,…

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What is Common Grace? – Christian Article

Tweet What is common grace? What does it have to do with saving grace? Grace The Bible tells us that we are saved by grace, and not by works, so we have no room to brag or boast about saving ourselves (Eph 2:8-9), and this grace is amazing because God saves those who were once ungodly, wicked enemies of His (Rom 5:10). Now some might die for their loved ones, but who would die…

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How Your Church Can Feed The Hungry And Clothe The Naked – Christian Article

Tweet Jesus said, “For I was hungry and you gave me food,” so what does your church do to feed the hungry and clothe the naked? I Was Hungry Who hasn’t been hungry? I believe we all have, and it doesn’t feel good, does it, but for those who deal with chronic hunger due to their circumstances, either from circumstances beyond their control or from bad choices, hunger is an everyday thing. Around the…

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