We have had religions that have set dates for Christ’s return or constantly say, ‘the end is near!’ We have many Christians always yelling from the rooftops that “the end is coming!” Avoid these!
At times, it may simply be a case of needing to slow down and carefully read the account, considering exactly what is being said.” If we slow down and get at what Paul, Jesus and James meant by what they said, we will see there are no contradictions.
Philippians 3:12 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 12 Not that I have already obtained it or am already perfect [τελειόω teleioō], but I press on so that I may lay hold of that for which also I was laid hold of by Christ Jesus. Philippians 3:15 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 15 Let us therefore, as many as are perfect [τέλειος teleios], have this attitude; and if in anything you have a different attitude, God will reveal that also to you.
When we look at the situation Paul found himself in, and we find that Paul was “hard-pressed” as to the possibility of living or dying. (Phil. 1:21)
Sooner or later, every young Christian comes across passages in the Bible which are hard to understand and difficult to believe. To many young Christians, these difficulties become a serious hindrance in the development of their Christian life. For days and weeks and months, oftentimes, faith suffers partial or total eclipse.
Christians can save another person’s soul by turning them away from a sinful course that would have cost them their eternal life had they not turned around and repented.
On one occasion, Jesus Christ was correcting the Jews in their practice of light, loose, and indiscriminate making of oaths.
Bible critics, be they atheists, agnostics, Muslims, and so on, want to tell us that there are mistakes, errors, and contradictions in the Bible, not to mention hundreds of thousands of scribal errors. In fact, they would like us to believe that the Bible is filled with such things. They make this claim because ...
In dealing with Bible problems of any kind, whether in factual or in doctrinal matters, it is well to follow appropriate guidelines in determining the solution. How can this be done?