When Peter was tested, he was never accused of anything but just associated him with Jesus Christ. He was first directly associated, then via others. Are we standing with Jesus when others surrounding us mock Jesus and misuse His name? Or, are we distancing ourselves from Jesus to be accepted before others?
Ancient Israelite men did not wear any earrings. Earrings are always for women as we can see in in the book of Ezekiel how God adorns Israel by portaying it as a woman. As in the law, if men wore anything that pertains to a women and vice versa, it is an abomination to God.
Full Preterism is a Christian eschatological view which interprets all prophecies of the Bible have already happened. Many prophecies mentioned by Jesus both in the gospels and in Revelation are for both 70 and for end times that are yet to be fulfilled. It is also important for us to understand that the authors of the gospels may find themselves unable to discern the immediate judgment for Jerusalem and the judgment at the end of the age.
Church simply means a group of people rather than any organised institution like the local church. Many have even claimed that their church is the true church mentioned by Jesus Christ. In this post, we will explore what is the church of Jesus Christ from His own words.
Many people believe when someone dies in an accident it happened accidentally. However, the Scriptures clearly state that there are no accidents. It is God who will deliver the person into the hands of the other to take his or her life and provides a way for the person involved to escape.
Cyrus does not know God yet He used him as His instrument for His people. In 2016, God appointed Cyrus to rule over the US to be His instrument is part of His grace. In the past 4 years, Cyrus did everything God wanted to give His people.
God sent fire and brimstone on those who give themselves over to sexual immorality and homosexuality. While the punishment for Sodom and Gomorrah is worse enough, Jesus warns about a judgment much worse than fire and brimstone. In this post, we will explore who will receive punishments worse than Sodom and Gomorrah.
Fear is a sign that we may lack faith. ‘Fear’ by itself is not mentioned as a sin anywhere in the Scriptures. However, when we fear, we must place our trust in God and hope that He will deliver us. If we don’t place our trust in God but trust in men, God calls us as cursed. If we become frightened by the situation, we show that we have no faith and can sink even before Jesus.
To defeat problems like Goliath, we must first boldly face lions and bears in smaller situations, to be faithful to God and standing firm for His teachings on little things. God doesn’t want cowards in His army. If we boldly face problems like lions and bears in smaller and unnoticed situations, we will treat Goliath just like another wild animal and defeat it.
We saw in a previous post on what Christ’s coming on the clouds mean. It can be either symbolic or literal but always represents the presence and the glory of God. In this post, we will explore how the sight of Christ’s second coming or the glory of His Father will look like.