Questions on Belief

Why did Jesus cry out,

Why did Jesus cry out, “My God, My God, why have you forsaken Me?” “Now from the sixth hour darkness fell upon all the land until the ninth hour. And about the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying, ‘Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani?’ that is, ‘My God, My God, why hast Thou forsaken Me?’” – Matthew 27:45-46…read more →

Is Baptism Essential for Salvation?

Is Baptism Essential for Salvation? This is another favourite topic of many cults. Quoting verses such as 1 Peter 3:21 “And corresponding to that, baptism that now saves you…” and Acts 2:38 ” …Repent, and let each of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins…” they state that it is essential to…read more →

Is Hell Eternal?

Is Hell Eternal? A number of cults teach either that hell does not exist or if it does the punishment is not eternal. This matter cannot just be looked at subjectively because most want to say that God is love and that would involve no punishment. We need therefore to look at the revelation of Scripture to answer the matter….read more →

Does 1 Corinthians 8:6 teach that Jesus is not God?

Does 1 Corinthians 8:6 teach that Jesus is not God? This verse does not say that there is only one God and that is the Father. It says that there is only one God the Father, which of course is true. It is not saying that Jesus is not an expression of the Godhead or that He cannot be called…read more →

Is it wrong to celebrate Christmas?

Is it wrong to celebrate Christmas? As Christians we will need to decide whether e feel we should celebrate Christmas or not but here we need to answer why we feel it is not wrong and so we can choose. It is an acceptable fact that Jesus was not born on December 25 but in September/October. However, no one knows…read more →

Does the Bible teach the existence of hell?

Does the Bible teach the existence of hell? There is a difference between the use of the Greek words Gehenna and Hades in the New Testament. We should also be aware that the Hebrew word Sheol is used in the Old Testament in the same way as Hades is in the New Testament. Hades, the region of departed spirits of…read more →

Is the Book of Mormon reliable?

Is the Book of Mormon reliable? The Book of Mormon is the keystone to the Latter-day Saints as the following quotation shows: Joseph Smith and the Book of Mormon are at the very heart of the Lord Jesus Christ’s latter-day work. Joseph Smith and his work were known prophetically in the Bible and in the Book of Mormon . ….read more →

Do Alternative Medicines Have a Scientific Basis?

Alternative medicines, an overview: There is no doubt that many surgeons, physicians, and healers in ancient days practised a great mixture of occultism, witchcraft, sorcery and divination Nevertheless there were unquestionably some elements of value in the methods and medicines they used if one can exclude all the occult paraphernalia that went with them. The product of some herbs e.g. opium…read more →

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