Tag: Christianity

Witness Well

How could a loving God torture people in an eternal hell?

The concept of hell is difficult for our human minds to comprehend or understand. Yet, the Bible clearly teaches the existence of a hell as well as the existence of heaven.    Scriptures contain many metaphors that attempt to describe hell as a place to avoid at all costs. Fire, darkness, weeping and gnashing of teeth are just …

Is it true that all people who do not believe in Jesus are destined for hell?

The issue surrounding hell is a very sensitive and emotional topic. Though the Bible is quite clear in the message of salvation, there are some teachings, like the doctrine of hell, that are difficult for our human minds to resolve.    Heaven and hell are biblical truths. Even though the comprehension of a hell terrorizes us, it is …

Why do Christians claim the Bible is the only true holy book?

Other religions point to what we can do to achieve inner peace, better our future life or how to please God. It is only the Christian faith that boldly proclaims in the Bible what has already been done for us.

Why are there so many interpretations of the Bible?

Jesus prayed that all believers may be united in the faith. The fact that the body of believers on earth are not united damages the witness to Christ as Savior. The reasons why churches have different interpretations is not the fault of the Bible, but a commentary on the sinfulness of the church. Christians are sinners. In some …

If the Bible is inspired by God, why did He allow the church to put it together?

The gospel is the instrument by which God works saving faith in our hearts and empowers us to live out his will and preserve our faith until he calls believers home to heaven.

Isn’t the Bible really full of legends and myths?

What is the main point or the thesis statement of the Bible?   Jesus says, “The Scriptures testify concerning me.” The central message of the Bible is that Jesus Christ is that person in whom God is fully revealed. Jesus says, “If you see me, you see the Father.” For this reason, we must take the whole Bible seriously, …

How can anyone believe that the whole Bible is literally the “Word of God”?

The Bible contains some strange stories that make it difficult to believe. To tackle this difficult question, it might be best to start with what is clear and then work toward trying to understand what is not clear. As I have stated in previous posts, the four gospels gives us a reliable historical portrait of Jesus. With certainty, …

If God loves us, why is believing in Him so difficult?

We live in a world of conflicting viewpoints. There are people who look into the starry heavens and proclaim, “There is a God!’  Thousands of children die of starvation and we ask, “Where is God?” In a fallen world, the truth of the Gospel and the views of the world often collide. Usually, the erosion of a skeptic’s …