Did James Believe In Salvation Through Works?

by Jack Wellman
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Was James teaching about works contrary to the doctrine of being saved apart from works? Salvation by Grace through Faith The truth is most of the world’s religions require you to do things, in particular some amount of “good works” in order to be saved or be reincarnated as something higher and even to enter […]

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What Does The Olive Tree or Olive Branch Symbolize In The Bible?

by Jack Wellman
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What does the Bible say the olive tree or olive branch symbolizes? The Olive Branch The olive branch has been a symbol for a very long time and not just for those in the Bible. In the fifth century BC the Greeks were already using it for a symbol of peace. In biblical accounts, extending […]

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What Does The Bible Say About Martyrs?

by Jack Wellman
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A martyr is someone who has publicly expressed their faith in God and refuses to denounce their faith, even in the face of death.  The word itself simply means “a witness” but in time, since so many witnesses were murdered for their faith, martyr became a synonym for a witness. The First Martyr Stephen, a […]

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Who Were The Midianites In The Bible?

by Jack Wellman
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Who were the Midianites in the Bible?  Where did they come from? The Midianites The Midianites are the descendants of Midian, just as it says in Genesis 25:1-3 where it was written, “Abraham took another wife, whose name was Keturah.  She bore him Zimran, Jokshan, Medan, Midian, Ishbak, and Shuah.  Jokshan fathered Sheba and Dedan. […]

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What Does The Bible Say About Nagging? A Christian Study

by Jack Wellman
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What does the Bible say about nagging?  Is there something we can do about it? What is Nagging? Nagging is something that most of us do and may not even realize that we’re doing it.  Someone that is nagging is continually complaining and finding fault with someone or something, whether it’s real or imagined.  They […]

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Boaz in the Bible: Character Profile

by Dr. Michael L. Williams
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It is not unusual when counseling from God’s Word that I learn of situations where women have lost their husbands through death. In most cases, these women have been provided for or are able to earn a living and with time, they go on to live their lives with some sort of normalcy. However, in […]

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Who Does The Bible Call A Fool?

by Jack Wellman
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Who is it exactly that God calls a fool?  Is it only unbelievers? What is a Fool? One of the best known verses about a fool in the Bible is from Psalm 14:1 which says “The fool says in his heart, ‘There is no God.’ They are corrupt, they do abominable deeds, there is none who does […]

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Is The Bible A Reliable Historical Source?

by Jack Wellman
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Can we read the Bible and know it is a reliable historical source and not just the writings of men? The Author of the Bible The authors of the Bible are not who we think they are.  What I mean is, we might think that men wrote the Bible but we need to get our […]

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What Does the Bible Teach About Stewardship?

by Dr. Michael L. Williams
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One thing that you can always count on during an election season is a debate about government spending. One candidate promises that they will spend money on just about anything anyone could want while another candidate promises that they will stop the runaway government spending. In the end, no matter who gets elected, more money […]

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What Is The Biblical Definition Of Adultery?

by Jack Wellman
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How does the Bible define adultery? Does the world’s definition match that of the Bible in what adultery is? Adultery Defined The Bible defines adultery as the voluntary sexual intercourse between a married person and someone other than his or her spouse.  Adultery still carries with it a stigma in our society although in the last century, […]

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