Questions Your Pastor Hopes You Won't Ask
God called the Bereans noble for searching the Bible daily to confirm Paul’s preaching (Acts 17:11), and Paul commanded us to prove all things (I Thess 5:21). God’s word on every subject is right, and every false way is to be hated (Ps 119:128). False teachers are to be identified and avoided (Rom 16:17-18; Titus 3:10-11). Be noble and check out your pastor. Be noble and check us out, too!
Most children over five years old know David killed Goliath. Yet, most Bible translations say Elhanan killed him.
Sunday School teachers say, "A parable is a simple earthly story teaching a heavenly meaning to help common people understand the truth." Have you heard this explanation?
What is commonly known as the Great Commission is the command that Jesus gave to his disciples just before he ascended up into heaven: "And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature" (Mark 16:15).
This is one of the best known verses in the Bible. But do you truly understand it? To prove the weakness of modern Bible study and seminary training, just ask your pastor, "What is the 'word of God' in Hebrews 4:12?"
Scofield, Larkin, LaHaye, Van Impe, and other prophetic speculators love to talk about the second coming of Elijah the prophet. They run to the last verses of the Old Testament and get so excited with their discovery. But Jesus told us exactly who it is.
Have you heard or sung the song, There's a New Name Written Down in Glory, written by C. Austin Miles in 1905? This popular song teaches that God is busily writing new names in the Book of Life on a regular basis, in response to sinners obeying Him.
Most pastors would answer, "On the road to Damascus," and turn you to Acts 9 for a detailed account of his conversion. However, Paul answered this question quite differently.
Most Bible believers assume the new birth occurs when a person believes the gospel. But the Bible does not support this assumption. In Acts chapter 10, Cornelius is a great example of a man who was born again before he ever heard the gospel, or even met Peter.
Paul wrote some very interesting words in I Corinthians 15:29. Do you know what they mean?
Most today believe a future ruler of a one-world government (the antichrist) will desecrate a rebuilt Jewish temple in Jerusalem during the great tribulation, which will follow our Lord's second coming. But what does the Bible say?