A blog reader sent in a question about anointing with oil for healing. I thought that maybe this is a question other blog readers have, and so decided to post my answer here. Do you anoint with oil for healing? What does James 5:14 actually mean?
I don’t think Jesus was saying in Mark 7:10 that children should be put to death if they fail to take care of their parents. He doesn’t seem to be quoting that particular law from Exodus 21:17 favorably.
In this post, I list the 10 questions Walter Kaiser addresses in his new book, and summarize his answers. I then provide my own input on what I thought about his answers. (Spoiler Alert: I was not fond of most of his answers.) Ultimately, I do not recommend his book.
A reader sent in a question asking if Jesus was really the friend of sinners or not. He had heard that Jesus was not actually the friend of sinners, but had only been accused of this by the religious Pharisees so they could discredit Him and His teaching.
This post looks at several reasons why Jesus WAS the friend of sinners, and why we should be the friend of sinners also.
I recently added a Bible and theology forum to this website. You are invited to join in the conversation. Ask a Bible or theology question, or help answer somebody else’s question. There is also a place to introduce yourself.
Many believe that Genesis 3:21 teaches that God performed the first sacrifice when he made tunics of skin for Adam and Eve. But is this correct? There are numerous other theories about where the skin came from and what kind of skin it was. We read substitutionary atonement and the sacrificial system into Genesis 3:21 at our own theological peril.
Predestination is a controversial topic, but it need not be. The Bible teaches that predestination is about our glorification and sanctification; not about justification. Therefore, if we fight about predestination, we are not living according to what we were predestined for, namely, to be conformed to the image of Jesus Christ.
Do you wonder if you can lose salvation? It depends on what you mean by “salvation.” If you mean “eternal life” then no, you cannot lose your eternal life. Even still, there is great incentive to remain faithful to Jesus and obedient to His Word, for although we cannot lose eternal life, there is still much we can lose.
Soul sleep is the idea that after a person dies, they exist unconsciously until the future resurrection. But is this idea taught in the Bible? I say no. I believe that after a person dies, if they have believed in Jesus for eternal life, they go immediately to be with God in heaven.