Taking things out of Context

Many readers of the Word of God stumble across passages and parts of the Bible that seem to speak about strange things, like a believer can lose his/her salvation, or that Jesus was a created being and not God Himself, or that believers will go through the great tribulation, or that the Lord Jesus wentContinue reading “Taking things out of Context”

Old Testament types of the Rapture

The Old Testament in the Bible, the Word of God, is full of types, pictures, shadows of things in the New Testament, or the real thing. For example, there are some scenes or events in the Old Testament that are types or pictures of the rapture. The word ‘rapture’ does not exist in the Bible,Continue reading “Old Testament types of the Rapture”

1 Corinthians 13

Many Christians apply 1 Corinthians 13, the chapter of love, at weddings, engagements and other types of events, making the application to love in the family and household, and how love overcomes all the negative items mentioned in the chapter. This is good and acceptable to use in this setting as an application. However, weContinue reading “1 Corinthians 13”

Precious Stones

There are a few references in the Bible that mention precious stones. This short article will look at the references, the differences and the context in which these precious stones are mentioned. It is interesting that in each of these references the stones are mentioned by name. Two references mention twelve stones, and one mentionsContinue reading “Precious Stones”

In the Beginning

The very first verse in the Word of God commences with the words, “in the beginning”. What happened? God (Elohim, because there was God the Father and God the Son) created the heavens and the earth, the world in which we live. There are about four beginnings in the Bible that I would like toContinue reading “In the Beginning”

Preaching to the spirits in prison

Many Christians get confused with the verse in 1 Peter 3:19, which at first glance suggests that the Lord Jesus Christ went to hades to preach to those there. In fact, this has become some kind of doctrine among many, that when the Lord died and was buried, He went to preach to the peopleContinue reading “Preaching to the spirits in prison”

Speaking in Tongues

The reader may seem very interested in the title of this small article. Why is there such a big fuss among church gatherings about the gift of tongues? Does the gift of tongues still exist today, or can someone claim to have the gift of speaking in tongues? Why is the idea of speaking inContinue reading “Speaking in Tongues”

Spiritual Gifts

There are three passages in the New Testament that speak about spiritual gifts. However, we need to understand what is the meaning of spiritual gifts. As natural human beings, we have many different talents that we can use at school, work, in public speaking, writing, or even in sport and music, and so on. TheseContinue reading “Spiritual Gifts”

The Message in 2 John

Two of the shortest books in the Bible are the second and third epistles (or letters) of John, known as 2 John and 3 John. If the Bible has such short books, is there a message from God to us in these very short books, that could both be read in one sitting? There definitelyContinue reading “The Message in 2 John”