What does Jesus mean by his ‘woes’ in Luke 6:25?

Question: I would like to know what this verse means: ‘Woe unto you that are full! for ye shall hunger. Woe unto you that laugh now! for ye shall mourn and weep.‘ (Luke 6:25). Answer: In this text Jesus was pointing to those who used their wealth for self-indulgence, for the gratification of the senses. … [Read more…]

Why Did Jesus Curse the Fig Tree?

Question: I have a question I would like to have answered: Why did Jesus curse the fig tree when it wasn’t the season for the tree to bear fruit? (Mark 11:13-14). Answer: Jesus, living in an area where fig trees were common, was aware of the nature of fig trees. Figs set fruit before coming … [Read more…]

Why Did the Jews Reject Christ?

Question: I’ve wondered why the Jews had such hatred for the new doctrine of Christianity. They treated Paul (one of their own) terribly. Answer: The Jews, though looking for the long-promised Messiah, refused to accept Him when He came. Probably the most obvious reason for their rejecting Christ was that they were looking for a … [Read more…]

What did Jesus Mean When He Said “Ye Shall Not Have Gone Over the Cities of Israel, till the Son of Man be Come”?

Answer: The passage you cite is from Jesus’ commission to His twelve disciples (Matthew 10:23), when He sent them out to preach. In this commission He told them where to go, and what they could expect. Among the expectations was a warning of the persecution they would encounter, and in verse 23 a projection of … [Read more…]