Monthly Archives: June 2013

“Why can’t I stop sinning? Please help!”


Every believer has, at one time or another, lamented his or her inability to stop sinning. While we tend to think the problem stems from weakness in ourselves, the inability to stop sinning usually indicates a deficiency in our understanding … Continue reading

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“Why did Jesus warn against saying the word ‘raca’ in Matthew 5:22?”


Matthew 5:22 is the only passage in the Bible where the termracais used.Racacomes from the Aramaic termreqa. It was a derogatory expression meaning “empty-headed,” insinuating a person’s stupidity or inferiority. It was an offensive name used to show utter contempt … Continue reading

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“Is the Holy Spirit a person?”


Many people find the Holy Spirit confusing. Is the Holy Spirit a force, a person, or something else? What does the Bible teach? The Bible provides many ways to help us understand that the Holy Spirit is truly a person. … Continue reading

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“What does it mean that women will be ‘saved’ through childbearing (1 Timothy 2:15)?”


This verse has been misinterpreted to mean that any woman who bears a child is automatically saved by virtue of the childbearing. 1 Timothy 2:15 is the conclusion of Paul’s teaching concerning the roles of men and women in the church … Continue reading

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