Is One “Born of God” Sinless?

Question: Please explain 1 John 3:9, ‘Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin; for his seed remaineth in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God.’ How can this be? Answer: Taken at face value, this verse seems to say a believer is wholly incapable of sinning. However, this cannot … [Read more…]

Why did 70,000 Israelites Have to Die for David’s Sin in Numbering Israel?

Question: “Why did 70,000 Israelites have to die for David’s sin in numbering Israel? Was that fair?” Answer: When we think about fairness, we think of impartiality, freedom from self-interest, prejudice, or favoritism. When we think about a punishment being fair or unfair, the most likely criteria would be the issue of whether or not … [Read more…]

Did Christ Pre-Exist?

Question: How do we deal with certain biblical passages that seem to imply the pre-existence of Christ? (Deut. 18:15, 18; John 6:62; John 1:1, 14; Micah 5:2; Ps. 90:2) Answer: Jump To: Deut. 18:15, 18 | John 6:62 | John 1:1, 14 | Micah 5:2 | Ps. 90:2 Deut. 18:15, 18 The Lord your God … [Read more…]

Doesn’t the Application of the appellation “the Way of Jehovah” to Christ, indicate that he is God?

Question: It seems to me that the ‘way of Jehovah’ of Isaiah 40:3 is applied to Christ in Matthew 3:3; Mark 1:3; and Luke 3:4. Does not this indicate that Christ is God? Answer: Isaiah 40:3 is a prophecy concerning the mission which John the Baptist fulfilled as the forerunner of Christ’s first advent. “The … [Read more…]

How is God Revealed Through the Christ?

Answer: The book of Hebrews opens with a statement of the scope of God’s work through the ages. “God, who at various times and in various ways spoke in time past to the fathers by the prophets…” (Heb. 1:1). The author introduces Christ as God’s special means of speaking to the people of “these last … [Read more…]

Is Christ Invisible?

Question: Why does I Tim. 6:16 say no man has seen Christ, “nor can see” him, yet other places in Scripture talk about the visible presence of the Lord, like Rev. 1:77? Answer: The Bible leaves no question but that Christ was visible when He was on earth the first time, and that He will … [Read more…]