Questions on Belief

Who is receiving worship in Revelation 5:13 & 14?

Who is receiving worship in Revelation 5:13 & 14? Here Jesus is in His heavenly ministry. Who is receiving this honour, glory and worship? The One on the throne [Jehovah] AND the Lamb [Jesus]. Are we not to do what heaven is doing? If at this point you receive this sort of answer – only because Jesus was standing next…read more →

What does John 3:3 teach about being ‘born again’?

What does John 3:3 teach about being ‘born again’? This verse is talking about one Kingdom, which the Bible shows clearly in Revelation 21 & 22, heaven and earth are rolled back into one. There is no great divide between heaven and earth but it is one Kingdom with one King. The Bible does not give the picture that the…read more →

What do the verses in John 5:16-23 actually teach us about Jesus?

What do the verses in John 5:16-23 actually teach us about Jesus? If we believe these verses, even in the New World Translation, we know who Jesus is. v16. Jesus was being persecuted for healing on the Sabbath. v17. Jesus makes a simple statement – ‘My Father’. From this [v.18] the Jews understood that Jesus was claiming to be equal…read more →

Take a close look at John 20:27-29

Take a close look at John 20:27-29 John 20 is about the events in Jesus’ life after His resurrection. In these verses it is the second time that Jesus has appeared to the disciples but the first time that Thomas sees Him. In verse 27, Thomas is encouraged to believe. In verse 29 we, today, are encouraged to believe the…read more →

Works or Faith?

Works or Faith? This is an argument that you will often hear from a cult member and we must be able to answer it satisfactorily. “because by the works of the Law no flesh will be justified in His sight…” – Romans 3:20 “For we maintain that a man is justified by faith apart from works of the Law.” –…read more →

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 →

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