From Moses to Jesus, the Scriptures teach that in the last days, there will be a period of great pain and suffering for the whole world. The Lord’s purposes for this time will be to chastise His people, to judge the nations, to purge the world of wickedness, and ultimately to save Israel, and usher in the time of redemption. Despite the great pains of these days, the Lord will have the last word. Israel’s national repentance and salvation, and the ultimate restoration of all things will follow immediately at the heals of this ‘day.’
Step 1: Observation—What does the passage say? Step 2: Interpretation—What does the passage mean? Step 3: Application—What am I going to do about what the passage says and means? There is more to studying and reading the bible but the below steps are foundational. The following will become second nature after practicing for a while … Continue reading How to Study the Bible in 3 Steps
1. Take everything in the Bible literally unless this could not possibly be the meaning. When the language is used in a figurative sense get the literal truth conveyed by it. 2. Give the same literal meanings to words, and apply to the Bible the same rules of grammar, figures of speech, types, symbols, allegories, … Continue reading 17 Pointers on How to Better Understand and Study the Bible
The first recorded human pregnancy occurred when Eve conceived and gave birth to Cain (Genesis 4:1). Many pregnancies followed as humanity increased upon the earth, but the Bible does not give us any details of those pregnancies until the account of Abram (Abraham) and Sarai (Sarah) in Genesis 11:30: “Now Sarai was childless because she was … Continue reading Biblical Proof for a pregnancy being a Baby
In Acts 18, Priscilla and Aquila are presented as faithful ministers for Christ. Did Priscilla and her husband teach the gospel of Jesus Christ to Apollos? Yes, in their home they “explained to him the way of God more adequately” (Acts 18:26). Does the Bible ever say that Priscilla pastored a church or taught publicly … Continue reading Should Women be Teachers of Men?
Matthew 12:33, 34 Either make the tree good and its fruit good, or else make the tree bad and its fruit bad; for a tree is known by its fruit 34…for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks. The Nature Of Our Words God has given human beings the honour and privilege … Continue reading Speech The Overflow of the Heart
I had often watched my mother apply make-up as a child and have very fond memories of using her old make-up. I have worn makeup since the age of 14, in fact I was encouraged to by my mother. She proudly gave me my first make up by ”Rimmel” it contained foundation mascara blusher and … Continue reading My Personal Journey to a Truth about Makeup
By: Dr. Arnold G. Fruchtenbaum, Th.M., Ph.D. Founder and Director of Ariel Ministries There are over five hundred references to the Old Testament in the Book of Revelation. The following is a list of such references, but it makes no claim to being exhaustive or complete. Some of these references back to the Old Testament … Continue reading Old Testament References in the Book of Revelation
Introduction In biblical bible study we allow the scriptures to talk for themselves just like the Bereans in Acts and not massage them into what we want them to mean. Furthermore, looking at the Greek and Hebrew is normally needed for important technical subjects like the Great Tribulation. Firstly the word Rapture does not exist … Continue reading A Discussion of Pre and Post Tribulation Scripture Support
Some teach that the Church will be raptured before the events that begin in Revelation 4:1. This teaching is based on the argument that since the term Church is not used in chapters 4–21 of Revelation, the Church must no longer be on earth at that time. However, this assumption is based on silence rather … Continue reading Where is the Church in the Book of Revelation?