"Satan is irrelevant and has been since the resurrection. If I'm tempted, God is tempting me for a reason. ... Didn't Satan first need permission from God to tempt Job? Does he not need the same permission to tempt me? So if I am being tempted I can reasonably draw the conclusion that God allowed that temptation for a reason." Is This True? ...
An improper desire (επιθυμια epithumia) can start in the corners of our mind. Dwelling upon or entertaining such desires normally intensifies the wrong desire, which, in turn, will influence the heart. Deep Bible study easily explained.
Exactly what is sin? To be honest, today it is difficult to know anymore. Just a few decades ago most Christians and even non-Christians would likely mention the “seven deadly sins”: lust, gluttony, greed, sloth. wrath, envy, and pride. However, today, these are common around the world. We have gay pride, racial pride, personal pride... Continue Reading →
We are living at the end of the LAST DAYS when things are going from bad to worse. The Bible tells us that we are mentally bent toward evil. (Gen. 6:5; 8:21) The Bible says that our figurative hearts, i.e., the seat of motivation is treacherous, and we cannot know it. (Jer. 17:9) The apostle... Continue Reading →
1 Peter 3:16 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 16 having a good conscience, so that, when you are slandered, those who revile your good behavior in Christ may be put to shame. What does s sailor or navigator of vessels at sea, a hiker trekking through the mountains, the pilot of an aircraft flies his plane... Continue Reading →
Proverbs 4:7 American Translation (AT) 7 Above all things get wisdom; whatever else you get, get understanding. Our heavenly Father, the Creator of the heavens and the earth, has an absolute understanding (correct mental grasp) of everything, and in His Word, the Bible, he is generous enough to let us in on some crucial issues,... Continue Reading →