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:: Have Questions? ::
On this page, we have taken many common questions which you may have and we have provided answers for you straight from the Bible.
Who is God?
God is the Creator.
Genesis 1:1 says, "In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth."
Exodus 3:6 says, 'Then he said, "I am the God of your father, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob."...'
God is the great I AM. Exodus 14 says, 'God said to Moses, "I am who I am. This is what you are to say to the Israelites: 'I AM has sent me to you.'"'
Who is Jesus?
Jesus is God's Son. He died on the cross to forgive you from your sins.
Revelation 1:8 says, "I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty."
John 6:35 says, "And Jesus said unto them, I am the bread of life: he that cometh to me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on me shall never thirst."
Matthew 1:16 says, "And Jacob begat Joseph the husband of Mary, of whom was born Jesus, who is called Christ."
1 John 5:1 says, "Whosoever believeth that Jesus is the Christ is born of God: and every one that loveth him that begat loveth him also that is begotten of him."
Psalm 47:7 says, "For God is the King of all the earth: sing ye praises with understanding."
Revelation 19:16 says, " And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS."
John 8:12 says, "Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life."
And the list goes on and on.
What is the Bible?
2 Timothy 3:16 - 17 says, "All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting
and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work."
The Bible is God's Holy Word. The entire Bible contains 66 books (39 in the Old Testament and 27 in the New Testament).
The Bible was written by God. He used the Holy Spirit to inspire over 40 men of God over a time period of hundreds of years.
The Old Testament contains the books of law, praise, songs, and prophets written before the time of Christ. The New Testament was written during Christ's life on earth up until many years after His cruxifiction. It consists of the gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John) which tells the events of Christ's life, as well as a number of letter written to different churches.
The Bible was written in Hebrew, Aramaic, and Koine Greek and then translated to the many versions and languages avaliable today.
Out of all of the ancient writings that we know of today, there are currently 5,600 preserved ancient manuscripts of the New Testament. The next ancient writing with the closest number of manuscripts is the writings of Homer (Iliad) which only equals about 643 copies.
What is heaven? What is hell?
Both Heaven and Hell exist. It is hard to fully comprehend the beauties of heaven or the torments of hell. Here's a bit of what the Bible says about both.
Matthew 25:46 - Hell is as eternal as heaven is. This verse says, "Then they will go away to eternal punishment, but the righteous to eternal life."
Revelation 20:15 says, "If anyone's name was not found in the book of life, he was thrown into the lake of fire."
Hebrews 10:28-31 says, "Anyone who rejected the law of Moses died without mercy on the testimony of two or three witnesses. How much more severely do you think a man deserves to be punished who has trampled the Son of God under foot, who has treated as an unholy thing the blood of the covenant that sanctified him, and who has insulted the Spirit of grace? For we know him who said, "It is mine to avenge; I will repay," and again, "The Lord will judge his people."It is a dreadful thing to fall into the hands of the living God."
Revelation 21:12-27 says, "It had a great, high wall with twelve gates, and with twelve angels at the gates. On the gates were written the names of the twelve tribes of Israel. There were three gates on the east, three on the north, three on the south and three on the west. The wall of the city had twelve foundations, and on them were the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb. The angel who talked with me had a measuring rod of gold to measure the city, its gates and its walls. The city was laid out like a square, as long as it was wide. He measured the city with the rod and found it to be 12,000 stadia in length, and as wide and high as it is long. He measured its wall and it was 144 cubits thick, by man's measurement, which the angel was using. The wall was made of jasper, and the city of pure gold, as pure as glass. The foundations of the city walls were decorated with every kind of precious stone. The first foundation was jasper, the second sapphire, the third chalcedony, the fourth emerald, the fifth sardonyx, the sixth carnelian, the seventh chrysolite, the eighth beryl, the ninth topaz, the tenth chrysoprase, the eleventh jacinth, and the twelfth amethyst. The twelve gates were twelve pearls, each gate made of a single pearl. The great street of the city was of pure gold, like transparent glass. I did not see a temple in the city, because the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are its temple. The city does not need the sun or the moon to shine on it, for the glory of God gives it light, and the Lamb is its lamp. The nations will walk by its light, and the kings of the earth will bring their splendor into it. On no day will its gates ever be shut, for there will be no night there. The glory and honor of the nations will be brought into it. Nothing impure will ever enter it, nor will anyone who does what is shameful or deceitful, but only those whose names are written in the Lamb's book of life."
How can I be so sure that God loves me?
The Bible states it clearly in John 3:16, "For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life."
God sent HIS OWN SON to die on a cross because of His great love for us so that we could be saved.
What's the point? The point is, when you die, you will go to one of two places, heaven or hell. It's as simple as this--If you accept Christ into your life, you ask Him to forgive you of your sins and you truly mean it, truly seek Him and follow Him, you will go to heaven and spend eternity with God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit. Otherwise, if you have never done that, you will go to hell when you die. It's as simple as that. God is offering you the gift of salvation, whether you choose it or not is your choice. If you don't choose to accept the gift, once you breathe your last breath, you are damned to hell for eternity. It will NOT get easier and and it will be more lonely, hopeless, and painful than anyone could ever imagine.
How can I accept this gift of salvation?
Romans 10:9 - 13 says, "That if you confess with your mouth, "Jesus is Lord," and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved. As the Scripture says, "Anyone who trusts in him will never be put to shame." For there is no difference between Jew and Gentile—the same Lord is Lord of all and richly blesses all who call on him, for, "Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved."
What happens now that I'm a Christian?
Being a Christian isn't always easy, but God is ALWAYS with you and will help you. We encourage you to get baptized, to get connected with a Biblical and Godly local church, and to study the word of God. If you need assistance in finding a Biblical and Godly church in your area, please contact us and we'll try our best to help you locate one as soon as possible.
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