King Jehoshaphat was the fourth king of Judah under the divided monarchy, the son of Asa. We are first introduced to him in 1 Kings 15:24 but are told nothing more than that he succeeded Asa. Later, 1 Kings 22:42 tells us that he was 35 years old when he began his reign and that… Read More BIBLE STUDY: Who was King Jehoshaphat in the Bible?
Genesis 5 tells us about Methuselah, who was the son of righteous Enoch. Enoch is one of only two people in Scripture who did not die but were transported miraculously into heaven ( Genesis 5:24). The other, Elijah, was taken up to God in a whirlwind (2 Kings 2:11). When Enoch was 65, he became… Read More Who was Methuselah in the Bible?
A mean-spirited person is one whose natural impulse is to cause harm or trouble for others. We are all mean-spirited at times, but this article will focus upon those whose personalities are characterized the majority of the time by hateful, rude, or spiteful behavior. Mean-spiritedness is part of our fallen sinful nature ( Romans 3:10,… Read More What does the Bible say about being mean-spirited?
There were a couple of prominent men in the Bible named Zechariah (alternate spelling Zacharias or Zachariah). One was an Old Testament prophet who prophesied in the days of Haggai and who wrote the book of Zechariah ( Ezra 5:1; Zechariah 1:1). This prophet is also mentioned by Jesus as having been murdered by the… Read More Who was Zechariah in the Bible?
– An illustration file photo of Eve being Tempted Eve in the Bible was the wife of Adam, the first man that God created. Eve was the mother of Cain and Abel and Seth and “other sons and daughters” (Genesis 4:1–2, 25; 5:4). Eve was the first woman, the first wife, and the first mother… Read More Who was Eve in the Bible?
Question: “Who was Adam in the Bible?” An illustration file photo of Adam from the dust Adam was the first man to ever exist (Genesis 1:27; 1 Corinthians 15:5). He was created by God as the first human being and placed in the Garden of Eden designed just for him ( Genesis 2:8, 10). Adam… Read More BIBLE STUDY: Who was Adam in the Bible?
Question: “Who was Matthias in the Bible?” Answer: Matthias, short for the name Mattathias, means “gift of Yahweh.” This meaning is fitting, for Matthias became one of the Twelve , replacing Judas after that disciple’s betrayal of Jesus. We meet Matthias after Jesus had ascended back to heaven. About 120 disciples gathered in Jerusalem for… Read More BIBLE STUDY: Who was Matthias in the Bible?
Question: “What does the Bible say about tattoos / body piercings?” Answer: The Old Testament law commanded the Israelites, “Do not cut your bodies for the dead or put tattoo marks on yourselves. I am the LORD” ( Leviticus 19:28). So, even though believers today are not under the Old Testament law ( Romans 10:4;… Read More BIBLE STUDY: What does the Bible say about tattoos / body piercings?
Question: “What does the Bible say about homosexuality? Is homosexuality a sin?” – BY: Michael Uzoma Michael Answer: The Bible consistently tells us that homosexual activity is a sin (Genesis 19:1-13; Leviticus 18:22; 20:13; Romans 1:26-27; 1 Corinthians 6:9). Romans 1:26-27 teaches specifically that homosexuality is a result of denying and disobeying God. When people… Read More BIBLE STUDY: What does the Bible say about homosexuality? Is homosexuality a sin?