7 Bible Questions Answered – Part 1 of 7
We at Our Divided World Ministry have also been answering your Holy Bible questions in posts and in our Sermonettes series in case you want to listen instead of reading.
You can find them on our Sermon/Sermonettes page. Click Here
There are 70 questions so far, and we are posting them in groups as we answer them in the Sermonette podcast series.
Some of the following are not very surprising due to the dilution of the Holy Bible by those individuals and groups that oppose it’s meaning of its Holy word.
Here is the start of the group of questions and answers:
1. Is The Holy Bible Just A Book Of Stories?
I guess it is what you think it is, UNTIL you actually pick it up and read it.
But it’s more than just stories! There is geography, emotion, prophecy, death, love, wisdom, knowledge, biology, geography, math, science and much more.
The Holy Bible is a collection of sacred texts or scriptures that Jews, and Christians consider to be a product of divine inspiration, and a record of the relationship between God and humans. There are 66 books in the Christian Bible, which is divided into two main parts: the Old Testament and the New Testament.
The Old Testament is the Hebrew Bible, which was written by Jews over a period of about 1,000 years. The New Testament is a collection of books that were written by Christians in the first century AD.
The Bible teaches that there is a fundamental distinction between good and evil. Good is defined as that which is in accordance with God’s will, while evil is defined as that which is contrary to God’s will. The Bible also teaches that God is love, and that love is the greatest of all virtues.
The Bible tells the story of mankind from the very beginning in Genesis to the very end when all mankind will be judged and sentenced in Revelations. It explains how you can free yourself of sin, and find hope for the future through Jesus Christ.
There are many people out the that don’t want anyone to read the Holy Bible, and will tell all kinds of lies to dissuade you from reading it. Many more fall for the false and fake comments where they will tell you, “Ho, hum, it’s just a boring book of stories.”
The Bible’s teachings on good, evil, the future, and love are all interconnected. God is love, and He created us to love Him and each other. When we choose to love, we are choosing to do good and to reject evil. We are also choosing to trust in God’s plan for the future, and to have hope for a better world.
Of course, the mockers haven’t read it themselves, so really have no idea of what’s inside, besides pages. Or they don’t believe in Jesus Christ, so they will try to steer you away to keep you from His lovingkindness.
It’s time to ignore the mockers, dissuaders, comments and figure it our for yourself. Don’t fall into Satan’s trap to keep you from your salvation, and a better and more righteous life.
Whatever your reason, be sure to read the Bible before making any snap or peer pressure judgments. You have free-will to use as you please. So use your free-will for a much better life.
2. Are Christians Clickish?
The best way to address this question is to say “A lot of people in every religion are clickish and hypocritical.” Talk to anyone from any religious group to find out. The reason we keep hearing about it with Christians, is that they speak out more often about social issues regarding sin in the world.
They try to follow the Bible’s teaching, but unfortunately many follow it incorrectly, and even more are unknowingly following Satan.
Regarding “clickish” behavior? Yes they do, because the Bible tells us to gather together with like minded Christians. Why? To strengthen each others faith and help those struggling with theirs.
Look at it this way… You have a club and it is for members only. Are you annoyed you can’t enter? Well, actually you can by joining.
So, why would you complain about it if you weren’t a member? Grant it there are some clicks that are true pains-in-the-butt, and almost impossible to get involved with so, go somewhere else because complaining won’t help.
Imagine how it would be if their were some satanists or atheists who were just there for their own beliefs, and wanted to join your Christian group to spout their ideology? Yeah, crazy!
In a nutshell clickish Christians are there to help each other as with any organization of members. The members work to help each other to the organization reasons. Some groups or clicks won’t even accept new members, but most Christian groups will.
Including us! You can join us anytime!!
3. Why Do Evolutionists Say “1 Day In The Bible Equals 1,000 Days’?
This answer is very simple. They don’t understand language… especially English. Check it out for yourself. The first book of the Holy Bible is Genesis and it clearly explains that “… it is AS a thousand years…” NOT “it IS a thousand years as many evolutionist and other supposedly intelligent science people claim.
To further explain, Genesis also reads, “…so the evening and the morning were the first day. This verse repeats itself after each work was done by God in the 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 days, and HE rested on the 7th. See, evening and morning comprised of one day, just as it was then and is now.
With that in mind, remember that evolutionists are telling us the earth is millions of years old, and that would make sense if we used the “IS” and not the “AS” in Genesis. Also, the “evening and morning” were the first day which tells me it is a cycle of 24 hours. Why? Because God created it and it was perfect, so He didn’t need to change it later.
Peoples egos get in the way when something tells them the opposite of what they believe. I truly believe if the Lord came down right now and said evolutionists were wrong they would laugh it off.
Look at it this way – God created the day as 1,000 years and then thought “Aw, crap, I have to make the day shorter it’s way to long! Imagine that!
Perhaps people should learn what they read or read to learn.
4. Why Is Faith Just Regulated To Sunday?
Faith is not regulated to Sunday. Church is.
Faith or better stated “church” is only regulated to “Sabbath Sunday” by the churches to separate themselves from the Judaism.
The original Sunday was a pagan holiday to worship the sun, and since religions has instituted pagan rituals in their teaching the pagan Day of the Sun was kept as God’s law, even though there is no Sunday sabbath in the Bible.
there are loads of reasons and thoughts about the Sabbath, but the Holy Bible is very clear in Genesis 2. “Thus the heavens and the earth, and all of them, were finished. And on the seventh day God ended His work which He had done, and He rested on the seventh day from all His work which He had done. Then God blessed the seventh day and sanctified it.”
In case you are curious, sanctified in the dictionary means: to set apart to a sacred purpose or to religious use.
So, the Jews have their Sabbath in temple on Saturday, because it is the last day of the week when God rested as told in Genesis and He declared that day Sabbath.
Look at any calendar and you will see the first day of the week is Sunday, and the last day is Saturday… when God rested.
So, you can go to temple on Saturday, and church on Sunday if you want it that way.
However, you can grow and strengthen your faith daily, any day or time you prefer, just by reading the Holy Bible. Don’t just wait for weekend services! Strengthen your faith and belief daily.
Reading the Bible daily can help with tough situations in your life that may not want to wait until the weekends. Try reading Proverbs to see what I mean.
Have a problem? Proverbs can probably help you resolve or at least calm the problem down big time.
Then read Psalms for even more peace, and calmness in your life, even in this divided world.
My suggestion is to keep one day holy, as told in the 10 Commandments in Genesis 20.
5. Who Wrote The Holy Bible?
Simply stated the Holy Bible was penned by man. However, it was inspired by God and His Holy Spirit or to say it is by Inspired Men of God.
2 Peter 1:16-21 which tells us “…knowing this first, that no prophecy of Scripture is of any private interpretation, for prophecy never came by the will of man, but holy men of God spoke as they were moved by the Holy Spirit.”
The Bible was written by many different people over a period of many centuries. The exact number of authors is unknown, but it is estimated that there were at least 40, and they were from a variety of backgrounds, including priests, prophets, poets, and historians. They wrote in a variety of styles, including poetry, prose, and song.
The Bible is a complex and fascinating text. It is a collection of stories, poems, songs, and prophecies that have inspired and challenged people for centuries. It is a book that is full of wisdom and insight, and it is a book that is still relevant today.
The Old Testament was written by Hebrew scribes and prophets, while the New Testament was written by early Christian disciples.
Some of the most famous authors of the Bible include:
- Moses, who wrote the first five books of the Old Testament
- David, who wrote many of the Psalms
- Isaiah, who was a prophet who wrote about the coming of the Messiah
- Jeremiah, who was another prophet who wrote about the coming of the Messiah
- John, who was one of the twelve disciples of Jesus and who wrote the Gospel of John
- Paul, who was a Christian apostle who wrote many of the letters in the New Testament
God can do amazing things that our minds are not able to comprehend no matter how smart we think we are or want to believe we are.
The Holy Bible is our ticket to redemption and heaven. Are you living for redemption and heaven?
If not, perhaps you should pick up the Holy Bible and start your journey to life everlasting through Jesus Christ.
6. Are Christians Uptight, Racists And/Or Homophobic?
My immediate answer is that it depends.
It depends on how strong each persons belief and faith is in Jesus Christ.
Many people profess to be Christians but have no idea what is in the Bible because they never read it. The just go to church, listen and leave with no gained biblical knowledge.
They hear words, and just react not really understanding what they should be doing in the name of Christianity and Jesus Christ.
However, when it comes to “true Christians”, they are peacefully fighting daily to stop sin in the world and will be called all kinds of negative names.
I know you are wondering, “What is a true Christian?” these are believers who follow the Bible teaching and do their ultimate best to avoid sin. They help the needy and volunteer at food banks, homeless centers and hospitals. They are friendly and neighborly to those they meet as the Bible tell us to do.
A true Christians purpose is to speak out against sin in a caring and understanding way, and hope some will be listening. It is not any different than protesting against a company or politics. But it is done in a completely non-violent way.
The only difference is that it is about “religion”, and that gets quick response from sin lovers who want to continue sinning, and don’t care if there are any consequences. I guess time will really tell if there is a price for sin.
7. Are Churches Really Inept?
At one time, not so many. But today, many more are inept or becoming inept through their sermons.
How are they inept?
They are diluting the gospel by eliminating scripture to fit social media demands, hysteria, and removing the things that are critical for Christians salvation. Why? To appease the current norms of anti-Bible and anti-Jesus Christ thinking.
In the past churches taught people the most important things, and went strictly by the gospel teachings. They explained about sin, repentance and salvation. Not anymore. Many won’t even speak about sin so they don’t offend anyone.
Some churches have even stopped preachers from speaking about sin and redemption, so no one is offended!
Damn, everyone needs to be offended and not pampered. We are all sinners, and if you don’t think so ask yourself how many of the 10 Commandments you have broken. Check out Exodus 20 for the list before you make a decision, and I’ll give you some time to check.
OK, how many have you broken in the past? How many today?
Like I said, all of us are sinners! But, we have the chance to remove many sins from our lives if the preachers would speak the Holy Bible’s truth to tell us how.
Well, I say to those preachers, stop preaching if you can’t or are not able to peach the true word of God, and let someone else speak the truth. The truth of the gospel and God.
My comment to the preachers is to read Titus 2:1-8 for sound doctrine advice and direction.
We hope you will continue to read and learn more about the Holy Bible and how being a Christian is not a bad thing as many like to comment.
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Grace to you and peace from God our Father and Our Lord Jesus Christ
H John and Jean Johnsen
Our Divided World Ministry