Does 1 Peter 3:18-20 Teach a Second Chance? (61)

EKERUKSEN (Proclaimed/Preached) –to Spirits in Prison – 1 Peter 3:18-20 A.  Bible Versions   1. “in which”  Proper appreciation of the preposition affects your interpretation. ASV – “(18). . . being put to death in the flesh, but made alive in the spirit; (19) in which also he went and preached unto the spirits in prison, … Read more

The Meaning of “Faith” and “Justified” in Romans 4:1-6

Originally posted June 2008 Many religious teachers use this passage from the Book of Romans to convince people that sinners are initially forgiven of sins or are saved from past sins apart from any human activity.  Their definition of the term faith is “mental acknowledgment or a mental recognition that somebody or something exists and/or … Read more

What Is the Period Covered by “The Latter Days” or “Last Days”? (60)

Answer:  Verses from NKJV where we find the phrase “in the latter (Heb., acharon, acharith)  days” or “last days”. In Hebrew it is acharon or acharith.  Let us study the following verses to determine the answer to the above question.  Gen. 49:1, (acharith)  “And Jacob called his sons and said, ‘Gather together, that I may … Read more

Salvation – Is It by Grace Only?

INTRODUCTION This study is very important because it could spell out one’s eternal destiny: go to heaven or go to hell.   “Saved by grace only” disregards humble obedience to many instructions and the exercise of human free will.  DEFINITION Grace (Xaris) – “. . but the N.T. writers use Xaris pre-eminently of that kindness by … Read more

Does the Hebrew word Elohim, translated “God” in the English language prove there are three persons in the Godhead? 57

Answer:  No, it does not necessarily point to a plurality of persons.  Exodus 32:1-8.  Please read the passage in your own Bible.   When the people saw that Moses was so long in coming down from the mountain, they gathered around Aaron and said, “Come, make us gods who will go before us. As for this … Read more

Is Lord Jesus Christ God? 56

#56 – If our Lord Jesus Christ is indeed God, why did he say that angels nor the Son, but only the Father knew when the second coming of the Son would be as declared in Matt. 24:36?  This is the text from :  “But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the … Read more

The Unity of Being God. 55

#55 – A certain denomination in the Philippines teaches that the unity of the Father and Christ in John 10:30, “I and the Father are one,” is only found in the action of shepherding, not in their unity of being God. How do we counter this claim?  Answer:  We will submit many passages that the … Read more