The Bible tells us that God is love. The apostle John writes, “He who does not love does not know God, for God is love” (1 John 4:8). He reiterates this truth a few sentences later: “God is love, and he who abides in love abides in God, and God in him” (1 John 4:16). So What Does It Mean That “God Is Love”? God is love means that God is the source of love; love is His … [Read more...] about What Does "God Is Love" Mean?
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Scripture offers an intimate look at God's heart, mind, and plan for us. Learn answers to some of the most-asked questions about God's mercy, including, What Does God's Mercy Look Like?, and How Is Mercy Tied to Hope? Jump to an answer about mercy: What Is Mercy? What Does God's Mercy Look Like? How Do We Show Mercy? How Is … [Read more...] about What Is God's Mercy?
Based on the Word of God, learn answers to some of the most-asked questions about fundamental themes found in Scripture including, sin, salvation, and sanctification. Jump to a Bible theme: Sin • What is original sin? • What happens when we sin after we have been saved? Salvation • How were people saved … [Read more...] about What the Bible Says About Sin, Salvation, and Sanctification
Explore answers to some of the most-asked questions about Bible basics, including Who Were the Authors of the Scriptures?, and How Does the Old Testament Relate to the New Testament?, and more! Jump to an answer about the Bible: • Who Were the Authors of the Scriptures? • What Is the Structure of the Bible? • How Does the Old … [Read more...] about Understand the Basics of the Bible
Discover answers to some of the most-asked questions about the Bible, including Why Is It Important To Memorize Scripture?, and Why Do We Need God's Word Today? Jump to a question about the Bible: • Why Do Christians Need To Read and Study the Bible? • Why Is It Important to Memorize Scripture? • Why Do We Need God’s Word … [Read more...] about Answers to Questions About the Bible
Discover answers to some of the most-asked questions about the Trinity, including What is the Trinity?, and How does the Holy Spirit guide us in our walk with God?, and much more! 1 What Is the Trinity? The Triune Godhead or Trinity is comprised of God, the Father; Jesus, the Son; and the Holy Spirit. The Great Commission charging us to take the message of the Gospel … [Read more...] about 6 Answers to Questions About the Trinity
When journalist Rita Cosby was a child, she noticed scars across her father’s body, and she asked about them. She quickly learned not to ask questions like that. Parts of her father’s life were off–limits. Years later when her mother passed away, Rita found a tattered tan suitcase in the closet with memorabilia from her dad’s early life, including a Polish Resistance armband, … [Read more...] about Do You Know EVERYTHING About Jesus?
Have you ever pondered over the striking paradox that the Messiah, the mighty ruler, was also prophesied to be a man of sorrows in Isaiah 53? Why was the expected deliverer, portrayed as the suffering servant? Let's dive into this riveting dynamic to glean some insights. The Mighty Ruler or the Suffering Servant? When Christ appeared on the scene to begin His earthly … [Read more...] about What Does "Man of Sorrows" Mean in Isaiah 53?
Religion—the relationship between God and man—has often been defined as man’s attempt to find God. But Christianity affirms that true faith is the result of God’s successful efforts to reach out to man. The Old Testament record shows that God took the initiative to establish a relationship with the earthly family He created. In spite of those efforts, there remained a … [Read more...] about Is Jesus the Son of God or Son of Man?
When Dr. David Murray was asked to teach Hebrew and Old Testament in a seminary, he asked himself, “Why would God have given us the majority of the Bible in the Old Testament?” The key came when Murray realized Jesus Christ answered that question Himself. He told His disciples the Old Testament was all about Him.1 Murray learned what we’ll discover in this lesson— Jesus is … [Read more...] about Can You Find Jesus in the Old Testament?
None of us knows Jesus as fully as we should, but studying Bible passages like these is the first step in the journey toward knowing Him intimately. • Is Jesus From History or Eternity? • Is Jesus From the Old Testament or the New Testament? • Is Jesus the Son of Mary or the Son of God? • Is Jesus the Teacher of Truth or the Truth to Be … [Read more...] about Who Is Jesus? What the Bible Says
Easter is a day of immense spiritual significance for Christians all around the world. It commemorates the resurrection of Jesus Christ after His crucifixion, a cornerstone of the Christian faith. However, many believers still have many questions about Easter. It is important to remember that the true meaning of Easter for Christians is centered on the ultimate sacrifice of … [Read more...] about Exploring the Meaning of Easter: Q & A
Coronado Island is an idyllic Southern California destination that attracts locals and tourists by the thousands each summer. One popular picnic spot is Spreckels Park, which boasts a sprawling swath of lush green grass, a gazebo, playground equipment, and towering shade trees. There is just one problem: the park is nestled in the center of the nearly 33-square-mile island, … [Read more...] about Do Your Priorities Align With God’s Will?
If you were to ask ten people to define “worship,” you would probably receive ten different answers. Some might describe worship as a church service or express a preference for “contemporary worship” or “traditional worship.” Others might say it’s the musical part of a church service. Still, others might refer to a feeling or an attitude. Each of these descriptions portrays an … [Read more...] about Is There a Wrong Way to Worship God?
In 2019, Ancestry.com surpassed 15 million customers in its DNA database. According to their blog, “It is a true sign of how deeply important it is for people to connect and learn about their past.” Indeed, something deep inside drives us to discover our roots and understand who we are. While we can learn a lot from genetic testing, only the Bible reveals our origins, … [Read more...] about Bible Overview: A Simple Introduction to God’s Word
A Note From Dr. David Jeremiah: I know God is real, and I know He loves me. I know that He loves you, too, whoever you are, whatever your circumstances may be. I’ve been through the good times and the bad times of life, and God has always been there for me. He has never failed me. But neither has He kept me free of problems or heartbreak. In this world, we must contend with … [Read more...] about How to Become a Christian
As of February 1, 2022, Father Andres Arango resigned from his role as the pastor of St. Gregory Parish in Phoenix, Arizona, because the Diocese of Phoenix determined that the thousands of baptisms he had performed during his twenty-year career were “invalid.”1 Why? When Father Andres administered the sacrament, he would say, “We baptize you in the Name of the Father and of the … [Read more...] about What Is Baptism and Why Is It Important?
Most Christians would agree that prayer is an essential spiritual discipline. We know that Scripture tells us to “pray without ceasing” (1 Thessalonians 5:17), and it promises, “The Lord is near to all who call upon Him” (Psalm 145:18). Yet only 55% of Christians “say they rely a lot on prayer and personal religious reflection when making major life decisions.”1 Even the … [Read more...] about A Guide to Christian Prayer: Q & A
When American novelist and playwright William Goldman asked his two young daughters what he should write his next novel about, one said, “Write about a princess,” and the other said, “Write about a bride.” So he wrote The Princess Bride, published in 1973. Even though Goldman had won two Academy Awards for screenplays and wanted to sell his novel to a movie studio, The Princess … [Read more...] about Ask, Seek, Knock: How to Seek God’s Guidance
Someone once said that sitting in church doesn’t make you a Christian any more than sitting in a garage makes you a car. The apostle John would agree with that sentiment. His first epistle, the book of First John, is devoted to helping God’s people identify truth and discern genuine spirituality. As with his gospel account, John tells us exactly why he wrote this first letter: … [Read more...] about How to Know You Are a Christian
Life can be truly dizzying if we lose our perspective. Kati Metro, 74, was hiking near Phoenix, Arizona, when she fell, injuring her face, wrist, and hip. A rescue helicopter flew in, and workers strapped her to a stretcher. Unfortunately, the winds were fierce, and a line failed that was supposed to prevent the stretcher from spinning as they pulled it up to the helicopter. … [Read more...] about Biblical Guidelines for Christian Meditation
Because of the prevalence of coal mines in West Virginia, that state has been in the news many times due to mining disasters. The thought of going several miles underground to work is a scary thought to most of us, but the hardworking people of West Virginia have learned to live with the dangers involved. Jesus’ death was the most significant event in history. It fueled a … [Read more...] about Why Did Jesus Have to Die on the Cross?
God wants everyone to join Him in heaven. No matter who you are or what you’ve done, He is prepared to welcome you. There is only one requirement: You need to seek His forgiveness before you leave this world. If you repent of your sin, confess it, and trust Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior, you will be saved from the spiritual penalty of your sin and be freed to enjoy … [Read more...] about Am I Going to Heaven?
It’s been said that a picture’s worth a thousand words, and that’s probably accurate. If you had never witnessed a sunset, I could spend hours describing one, and your mental picture might still be inadequate. In the absence of the real thing, it would require a picture for you to appreciate the immensity and beauty of a sunset. But then there are abstract concepts, like … [Read more...] about Why Did Jesus Teach in Parables?