Is Believing in God Enough?

James’ epistle has always been considered a very practical approach to our faith. He still affirms that we are saved by faith alone, but if works are not coming in response to our faith, it is a dead faith. It is important to understand that James and Paul are not in conflict with each other.

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How Many People Saw Jesus Alive Again?

Christians base their faith on the belief Jesus physically and litearily rose from the dead. But who were the people who saw Jesus alive again? How many people saw Him? To answer, we can look at the biblical passages that mention His resurrection appearances. As we do, we can then count the number of people…

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What Is Apologetics?

First, apologetics has nothing to do with apologizing. In the New Testament, the Greek word apologia is used in various places regarding a defense or answer. For example, 1 Peter 3:15-16 states, “But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer [a form of the Greek apologia] to everyone…

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What is Baptism?

What is Baptism? Christians practice baptism, a Greek word that means to go into water. When a person believed in Jesus in the New Testament, the person would be baptized in front of other people to show he or she was a follower of Jesus. Over time, different churches have chosen to baptize in different…

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What Are Some of the Differences Between Roman Catholic and Protestant Teachings?

What Are Some of the Differences Between Roman Catholic and Protestant Teachings? In the 1500s, a group of European Christians called Protestant Reformers separated from the Roman Catholic Church over a variety of differences in beliefs. What are some of these differences? Catholic vs Protestant The Protestant Reformers focused on five “solas” (“only” in English)…

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How Do We Know There Is Only One True God?

How Do We Know There Is Only One True God? The Bible does not teach any form of tritheism or polytheism, as in the Mormon faith, but that there is only one true God from all eternity. As Jesus taught: “Now this is eter­nal life: that they may know you, the only true God, and…

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Are the Generations Listed in Matthew Wrong?

Question: Are the Generations Listed in Matthew Wrong? In Matthew 1:1-16, it mentions 14 generations 3 times, then in verse 17 it says again 14 generations 3 times for a total of 42. But when you count there are only 41 generations. Could you please explain this to me? Answer: This is a very interesting question!…

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Do Humans Inherently Know God?

The Westminster Confession of Faith declares that the chief end of man is to glorify God and to enjoy Him forever. At the time it was written, few Westerners had any real doubts as to which God it referred to. Today it is a different story entirely. The sheer number of religions confuses people when…

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Does God Really Exist?

The very first words in our Bible are “In the beginning God” (Genesis 1:1). Right from the start we are asked to assume that God exists. The writers of the Bible do not waste time trying to prove that He exists; they just tell us what He is like, and what He does. Further, the…

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“Coals of Fire”

Question: What does “heaping of burning coals” in Romans 12:20 mean? How do I understand the meaning of Romans 12:20—”But if your enemy is hungry, feed him, and if he is thirsty, give him a drink; for in so doing, you will heap burning coals upon his head.” I understand the first part, but not…

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