The Baptism of John

The Baptism of John

John the Baptist was the forerunner of Jesus. When asked who he was, he responded, “I am the voice of one crying in the wilderness, prepare ye the way of the Lord” (John 1:23). He is mentioned by two Old Testament prophets (Isa. 40:3; Mal. 4:5-6). Jesus highly...
A Man-Made Religion

A Man-Made Religion

With all of the different denominations and all the people calling each other “Christian,” it is difficult to know where to turn. Paul testifies that there is “one body” and that this body is the church (Ephesians 4:4; 1:23). However, that still leaves some confused....
Jesus and Homosexuality

Jesus and Homosexuality

A Facebook meme that I’ve seen several times contains a quote from Jimmy Carter that he made in Business Insider on March 19, 2012. It says, “Homosexuality was well known in the ancient world, well before Christ was born and Jesus never said a word about...
The Baptism of John

Bible Baptisms

The New Testament refers to at least seven “baptisms,” many of which are figurative. These seven are “baptism unto Moses;” “baptism of suffering;” “baptism for the dead;” “baptism of fire;” “Holy Spirit baptism;” “John’s baptism;” and, the “baptism of the great...
Do Souls Still go to Hades at Death?

Do Souls Still go to Hades at Death?

I know of no Bible believer who would deny that some souls still go to Hades at death. After all, Hades will continue until Jesus comes again. Long after He had been resurrected and crowned “Lord and Christ” (Acts 2:36), He told John in Revelation 1:18, “I have the...
Do Souls Still go to Hades at Death?

Did Paul go to Heaven When He Died?

To answer this question there is only one place we may go: to his writings. Thus we will consider Paul’s writings and in doing so will look at different periods in his life and the things he wrote during those times. We will examine his early letters in the years...

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