Bible Questions & Answers
frequently asked Bible questions with answer links
What is the Bible exactly? How did we get the Bible? (Answer)
The actual word Bible derives from Byblos, the Greek name of the Phoenician city, Gebal. The Greeks called this city Byblos due to its importance in the bublos Egyptian "papyrus" trade. Writings or books were written using papyrus, so books were called biblia by the Greeks. So when many say the word Bible is not written in the actual Bible, this is why. The scriptures were on the scrolls then later copied into what we know today as the Bible.
What was "Adam and Eve" first sin, the serpent seed? (Answer)
Was "Adam" the first human, and how did they grow a family if they were first all directly related? If we are all one race on earth from Adam, how did different nationalities begin and different languages? (Answer)
Accurate Biblical Translation: ISR2009 (Answer)
What is the Torah? Do Christians still follow it? (Answer)
Why is it not healthy to eat Pig (Swine) meat? (Answer)
What is the Trinity? Is it biblical? (Answer)
What is the Biblical timeline of dates and events? (Answer)
Did Jesus tell us that “speaking in tongues” is ceased? (Answer)
What do the scriptures say about Karma, Reincarnation? (Answer)
Is Hindu the oldest religion? (Answer)
It is taught that it is, however the religion has no known exact start date nor known founder. The religion has changed names over the thousands of years and is really known as "Santana Dharma" meaning eternal religion. Hindu is a more modern name for the religion. Their beliefs / teachings have changed over the thousands / hundreds of years.
What is the difference between Jesus and Buddha? (Answer)
How do you explain the New Age Movement? (Answer)
What is the truth behind what many call a Rapture? (Answer)
What is an Angel?
The word “angel” actually comes from the Greek word aggelos, which means “messenger.” The matching Hebrew word mal'ak has the same meaning.
What does the scriptures say about Angels? (Answer)
Holidays and Christian Ways:
Jeremiah 10:1-5 / Colossians 2:8 / John 4:23-24
We can ask ourselves this question after reading those scriptures listed - Do you think celebrating Jesus birthday on a day that is “not his birthday” (nor were we told the exact date of his birth, but we were instructed with the date and what to do to celebrate the memorial of his death each year instead; *Nisan 14) is that worshipping him in spirit and in truth? Since we were “not instructed to celebrate his birthday”, do we think that is worshipping him in spirit and in truth, or is it following a “man made tradition” with weaved in false truths? The Christmas Spirit is not Gods Spirit. If we are not to worship him in the ways of the Gentiles, are we truly following that direct command?
*Nisan 14 - The Yearly Memorial Of Christs Death: (Matthew 26:26-28)
“Keep doing this in remembrance of me.”- Luke 22:19-20
Jesus Christ instituted this observance on the night of the Jewish Passover in 33 C.E. The Passover was a celebration held just once a year, on the 14th day of the Jewish month Nisan. To calculate that date, the Jews evidently waited for the spring equinox. This is the day when there are approximately 12 hours of daylight and 12 hours of darkness. The first observable new moon nearest to the spring equinox marked the first day of Nisan. Passover began 13 days later. Jesus celebrated the Passover with his apostles and then instituted the Lord’s Evening Meal. This meal replaced the Jewish Passover and therefore should be observed only once a year.
I am good enough, why would I need a savior?
Jesus Christ was the only one “good enough” to sacrifice his life for our sins. When we accept by faith that he did that for us, he becomes our Savior. We are then “good enough” to stand in the presence of God forever.
The definition of “good” is a relevant term apart from the Bible where God’s absolute standards are defined. In order for us to see our standard as lacking we must be willing to consider there is a higher standard, a perfect standard, God’s standard.
God initially gave man ten simple laws (Ten Commandments) to follow, but he couldn’t follow them, and we’re no different. You see, when Jesus taught, he elaborated on those commandments by saying, the law is broken even when it’s still in "thought" form. For example Jesus said, “You have heard that it was said, 'Do not commit adultery.' But I tell you that anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart” (Matthew 5:27-28). This principle applies to each of the commandments. No one can ever be made right with God by doing good, keeping the law, or by following any other religious rules. It’s just not good enough. The law simply shows us how sinful we are. But God has shown us a way to be made right with him without keeping the requirements of the law, as was promised in the writings of Moses and the prophets long ago. We are made right with God by placing our faith in Jesus Christ. And this is true for everyone who believes, no matter who we are (Romans 3:9-31).
Biblical 2 Witness Rule - what does it mean?
One example of the 2 witness rule: Many who speak saying "they have proof from God" in some direct way and want others to believe without any witnesses to their story, well there is a 2 witness rule in the scriptures we must all follow. For example: Jesus had 2 witnesses say: listen to him - do all that he says. Jesus Father spoke down from heaven, and Jesus mother Mary said it when Jesus had turned the water into wine. (Luke 9:35 / John 2:5).