What is Anointing All About?

We are studying the Gospel of John in our Bible study. What is the significance of anointing Jesus in different events?

Fat and Blood in Leviticus 3

Leviticus 3 talks about the preparation of animal sacrifices and ends by saying, "All fat belongs to the LORD. This is a permanent rule for your future generations, wherever you live. You must not eat any fat or blood." (Lev. 3:16-17) What on earth is this about? Why would God single these things out?

Justified by faith . . . translation question

Romans 5:1 in NRSV, NIV, and NEV all use the phrase, "since we are justified by faith," or we "have been justified by faith." In the CEB, though, the phrase reads, "since we have been made righteous through his faithfulness." I want to use Romans 5 in conjuction with Genesis 18 and Sarah's story, so the wording in Romans makes a huge difference, at least in my mind. Is there a good reason the CEB translates the Greek differently?

Why is Satan allowed to be Satan?

1. Why was satan cast to earth instead of any other place in the vast of the universe? Revelation 12:12. which eventually led to sin/evil into this world.

2. Why was satan given power to tempt man? thus leading many into sin and eventually causing people go to hell!!!

3. In the garden when satan tempted Adam & Eve why wasn't he cursed directly as it was the case with man? Afterall God knew satan used the snake as a disguise!

Is God Omniscient?

Genesis 22:12b: God is omniscient, yet he said to Abraham, "Now I know . . ." He knows all past, present, and future, so why "Now I know . . ."?

Jesus and the Legion

Why did Jesus send the legions into the swine that ran down the steep slope and were drowned? Was this the last of those demons?

Concerns with the Book of Esther

Should Christians grieve for Haman and the Persians that mordechai and Esther had killed? Should Esther still be canon if there is no direct reference to God? Lastly, as Christians, how should we feel about a people that pretended to be Persian and then had the host nation’s people killed? These are honest questions I have and am looking forward to getting it resolved in my heart.


According to the Bible, who is supposed to receive the tithe of your first income/earnings?




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