Answers to Questions
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.Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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)…Read More
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…Read More
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!…Read More
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…Read More
Why Do We Celebrate Easter?
Why Do We Celebrate Easter? We celebrate Easter because it commemorates the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Christians believe that Jesus was killed by crucifixion on a Friday and then actually came back to life on the following Sunday. Some may ask, “So what?” Why is it important that Jesus rose from the dead? There are many answers to…Read More
Do the Wise Men Belong in a Nativity Scene?
Question: Do the Wise Men Belong in a Nativity Scene? My pastor says that it is “inappropriate” for the Wise Men to be included in our living nativity scene. That really bothers me, as we have always included them even when we had Christmas plays at church. Even the nativity scene which I put on…Read More