Do we have to tell anyone about our secret sins? It may be a secret sin on earth, but it is open scandal in heaven – Lewis Sperry Chafer It is often said that character is what you do when nobody is watching. This means that who you really are is demonstrated in how you … Read moreDo we have to tell anyone about our secret sins?
Why does God choose to heal some people and not others? His Ways When Job began to question God because of his suffering (Job 38-39), God humbled him by His answer (Job 40). The Apostle Paul, although not in the same context as suffering, wrote “Has the potter no right over the clay, to make … Read moreWhy Doesn’t God Heal Everyone?
[nextpage title=”1″ ] Do Christians really still have idols in their life? If so, what are they? Idolatry An idol is anything that gets between us and God, and it is whatever we worship more than God or instead of God. It could be money, family, shopping, sports, fame, education, or just fill in the … Read moreWhat Are Modern Day Idols Christians Can Worship?
Why a Good God Allows Suffering. Why God…? This is one of the common questions raised to challenge the kindness of God especially when horrible things happen. We all know that God is a good God but still, we question why this good God allows suffering. This inspired file by Randy Alcorn has something to … Read moreGod is Good, but why would he allow Suffering?
Why Didn’t God Make You More Beautiful? At some point in our life, we ask questions pondering why not better or smarter. This adapted article could help find answers to those questions. Perhaps you are one of the blessed few who are entirely content with their appearance. Perhaps you never stand in front of the … Read moreWhy didn’t God make you smarter? Stronger? More creative? More insightful?
“When the woman saw that the fruit of the tree was good for food and pleasing to the eye, and also desirable for gaining wisdom, she took some and ate it. She also gave some to her husband, who was with her, and he ate it. Then the eyes of both of them were opened, … Read moreHow Did Adam and Eve’s Sin Affect Our view of relationships and sexuality?
A Christian blogger is warning those who follow his faith that practicing yoga is like playing with a Ouija board. “You may perform the moves without consciously seeking the demonic trance they were designed to help you attain, but it would seem you are playing, quite literally, with fire,” Matt Walsh wrote for the Daily … Read moreYoga Was Designed To Cause A ‘Demonic Trance’
Bishop Oyedepo Speaks On Crucial Circumstances Surrounding Tithing, Why you must pay tithe and the consequences of not paying tithe while addressing millions of worshipers all over the world at the ongoing Shiloh 2017 event. In recent times, Nigeria social media has been on the boil over tithing. Many have been waiting for religious leaders … Read moreDr Oyedepo Speaks On Tithing & Consequences of Non Compliance-Shiloh2017 Message Day2
TITHING SECURES THE BLESSINGS OF OTHER GIVINGS Dr David Oyedepo tells tens of thousands at Paul Enenche’s Church-DUNAMIS. The issue of tithing was again visited by Bishop Oyedepo on Thursday 23rd November as he ministered at the Dunamis International Gospel Centre Abuja for the 2017 Kingdom Power and Glory World Conference. The Bishop stated in … Read moreThe security of all other blessings is in Tithing – Bishop Oyedepo
Welcome to the I-Opener section of IvoryFile. On this week edition, I have decided to share this worthwhile piece published to Facebook by my friend, Muhammad Thanni Ibn Issa. I met Thanni some 6 years ago and he has been a very wise person to be on the move with. Even though we didn’t have much … Read morePlease Help my Muslim Friend Answer This Question
Tweet Suddenly, there’s a lot of attention about the Book of Enoch. Does it belong in the Bible? Is it genuine? The Book of Enoch Most people say that the Book of Enoch is an ancient Jewish book that was supposedly written by Enoch who was the … Read moreWhat Is The Book Of Enoch? Does It Belong In The Bible?
Tweet Jesus told His own disciples to go and make disciples of all nations, so why don’t you find much on discipleship taught in churches today? The Great Commission For a long time in my walk with Christ, I was living out the “great omission,” which I … Read moreWhy Isn’t Discipleship Taught In Many Churches?
Tweet The Bible speaks of many Godly men who have gone down in history as some of the greatest leaders, judges and kings of all time. We even see many poets, prophets and other prominent men. But when we are speaking of the principal patriarchs in the … Read moreWho Are The Principal Patriarchs in the Bible?
Tweet What happens the next moment after you die? It depends upon whether you are a believer or an unbeliever, and the differences are great. An Appointment with Death Every one of us has an appointment we must keep, even after birth, we’re on our way to … Read moreWhat Happens Right After You Die?
Tweet Why can’t the Jews see that Jesus is clearly the Messiah they have been waiting for? Blinded by Satan The reason all people cannot believe in Jesus, including the Jews, is that until people are quickened by God’s Spirit, they are dead in their sins. In … Read moreWhy Don’t The Jews Believe In Jesus?
Tweet How can believers fight against racial prejudice and hate groups? The Human Race When the Apostle Paul was witnessing to the Greeks about Christ, he told them that God “made from one man every nation of mankind to live on all the face of the earth, … Read moreHow Can Christians Fight Racial Prejudice?
Tweet Does it seem strange that you are persecuted, but many other believers are not? Why are some never persecuted for their faith? Not Surprised When some new believers come to saving faith in Christ, they’re sometimes a bit surprised by being persecuted, but it really shouldn’t … Read moreWhy Some Christians Are Never Persecuted
Tweet Were Adam and Eve doomed to hell since they sinned in the Garden or were Adam and Eve saved? The Fall When Adam and Eve were in the Garden, they had the opportunity for eternal life, but when they disobeyed God by taking of the tree … Read moreWere Adam and Eve Saved?
Tweet Jesus cleansed the temple twice, but why did He do it? Den of Thieves The Temple in the first century, at the time Jesus’ earthly ministry occurred, the Temple had truly become a “den of thieves,” meaning they were ripping off innocent people who were forced … Read moreWhy Did Jesus Have To Cleanse The Temple?
Tweet What does it mean to fear God or fear the Lord? What type of fear is it speaking about? Human Fear A little fear is a good thing because that makes us cautious when climbing ladders, using power tools, or driving a car. Fear is what … Read moreWhat Does It Mean To Fear The Lord?
Tweet Did Jesus disciple women too? Were there women disciples who followed Jesus? What a Disciple Is A disciple is not just a Christian in name…they are a follower of Christ, going where He sends them, following in His footsteps, doing what He did, and following the … Read moreDid Jesus Disciple Women? Were There Women Disciples?
Tweet Are deliverance ministries biblical? Are they taught in the Bible? We Were Delivered The Bible has much to say about deliverance. Deliverance, or being delivered, is mentioned over 160 times in all. It’s a concept God obviously wants us to think about. God promised Abraham that … Read moreAre Deliverance Ministries Biblical?
Tweet When things go wrong, how can we tell if it is God disciplining us or it’s just time and chance that God uses to teach us something? Time and Chance The Bible says that time and chance happen to us all (Eccl 9:11), so even though … Read moreHow Do We Know When God Is Disciplining Us?
Tweet Is it okay to have differences in our biblical understanding? What essential truths should every Christian believe in? Non-Essential Doctrines Some things are not worth dying on the hill for; such things as the rapture, the millennium, the Great Tribulation, the gift of tongues, and a … Read moreWhat Essential Doctrines Must All Christians Believe?
Tweet One of the things that believers often do is muse about what we will look like when we are in heaven. Many times, I have heard someone say something to the effect that they hope they look like they did at an earlier time in their … Read moreWhat Will People Wear in Heaven?
Tweet There is a lot of talk about the New Apostolic Reformation, so is it biblical? New Revelation? Apparently, some think that we’ve been given some new revelation and that it’s now time for a “New Apostolic Reformation,” (NAR) but, does it line up with what the … Read moreIs The New Apostolic Reformation Biblical?
Tweet The Bible commands us to renew our minds, but how can we do that while we are still in the flesh? A Living Sacrifice Before we find out how we can renew our minds, we need to read the admonition from the Apostle Paul who wrote, … Read moreHow Can We Renew Our Minds?
Tweet We can think God is telling us to do or not do something, but how do we know it’s His voice and not the voice of Satan or a demon? God Has Spoken God has spoken through the Apostles and Prophets, and has left us everything … Read moreHow Can You Know Whether It’s God or Satan Speaking To You?
Tweet Some believer’s actually believe that God used evolution to create life, so is theistic evolution contrary to Scripture? Jesus and the Bible Jesus did not believe in evolution. For one thing, this theory was not around in Jesus’ day and only came into existence as a … Read moreIs Theistic Evolution True?
Tweet Can a person develop a reprobate mind, and a mind that cannot be renewed again? A Reprobate If you have any knowledge about courts, you have probably heard about Probate Court. Probate means a court process by which a will is proved valid or invalid, but … Read moreWhat Is A Reprobate Mind?
Tweet How can we receive the peace of God amidst a world full of turmoil? The World’s Peace If we seek the peace that the world offers, then it’s not the peace that is permanent, because in this tumultuous world, peace comes and goes like waves crashing … Read moreHow Can We Receive The Peace Of God?
Tweet Jared Abbrederis was undecided on the Bible verse to use for the upcoming high school state football game (2008). He was thinking of going to his “go to” verse and the one he writes under his signature now as a professional football wide receiver for the … Read moreLions’ Jared Abbrederis: God Spoke Through a Verse and a Key Chain
Tweet Often times we see something in the Bible that may or may not make much sense. I believe one such thing is the concept of quenching or grieving the Holy Spirit. But are quenching and grieving the Spirit the same thing? Take a look at what … Read moreAre Quenching and Grieving the Spirit the Same?
Tweet We are told to be holy as God is holy, but how is this even possible for us? Be Ye Holy In the Old Testament, one of the most common commands given to Israel was for them to be holy (Lev 11:44). As high priest, Aaron … Read moreHow Can Christians Be Holy As God Commands Them?
Tweet If you ask people what the word wrath means, most people will give an answer that is related to anger. Likewise, if you ask specifically about God’s wrath, most people will relate it to God’s judgment. What is the wrath of God and how do we … Read moreWhat is the Wrath of God and How Do We Avoid it?
Tweet Does the Bible say Jesus was a Nazarite like Samson was? Origin of the Nazarite’s There isn’t a lot of biblical history about Nazarite’s. The word itself means “one who lives apart” or “one who has made a vow of abstinence,” and some of the prohibitions … Read moreWas Jesus A Nazarite?
Tweet Once Christians are saved, are they no longer sinners? What does the Bible say about this? Romans 7 I still struggle over my sinful nature every single day. I just can’t break free from the tendency of my heart. It reminds me of the struggle the … Read moreAre Christians No Longer Sinners?
Tweet Can a Christian have a spell or curse put on them? Can families be under a generational curse? Who is Cursed? The Old Testament mentions that whoever is hanged on a tree is cursed and comes from Deuteronomy 21:22-23 which says, “And if a man has … Read moreCan A Christian Have A Spell Put On Them? Are Generational Curses Biblical?
Tweet Is Behavioral Therapy biblical? Does the Bible condone or condemn it or is it silent on this subject? Pavlov’s Dogs I remember years ago studying Pavlov’s Dogs, which was about classical conditioning. Every time they would get ready to feed the dogs they would ring a … Read moreIs Behavioral Therapy Biblical?
Tweet Does the Bible say anything about the use of steroids, and if not, how can we determine if they are acceptable to God or not? Our Bodies Our bodies have been described as the Temple of God because God the Holy Spirit lives in every believer, … Read moreWhat Does The Bible Say About The Use Steroids?
Tweet Why does the Bible delineate between godly and worldly sorrow? What’s the difference? Repentance When the Apostle Paul wrote to the church at Corinth, he told them that they “felt a godly grief, so that you suffered no loss through us” (2nd Cor 7:9b), so did … Read moreWhat’s The Difference Between Godly And Worldly Sorrow?
Tweet Is it true as some say that Moses only copied his law from the Code of Hammurabi? King Hammurabi Who was King Hammurabi? Hammurabi was the sixth of 11 kings of the Babylon Dynasty, and around the beginning of the second millennium, a group of Amorites … Read moreWas The Mosaic Law Copied From The Code Of Hammurabi?
Tweet What is the Septuagint? Why is it important that we know? The Latin Language Basically, the Septuagint is the Greek version of the Old Testament with the word “Septuagint” coming from the Latin septuaginta (interpretes), meaning “seventy” or “seventy interpreters,” and is a translation of the … Read moreWhat Is The Septuagint?
Tweet The Tribe of Dan is missing in the Book of Revelation, so why are they not there? The Twelve Tribes When Israel grew into a nation while being in captivity or slavery in Egypt, they still managed to retain their identity so each of the twelve … Read moreWhy Is The Tribe Of Dan Missing In The Book Of Revelation?
Tweet Was Jesus the God Who was present in the Old Testament? Or, was it the Father or the Holy Spirit? The Angel of the Lord An angel simply means “messenger of God,” and frequently in the Old Testament, God sent His holy angels to do His … Read moreWas Jesus The God Of The Old Testament?
Tweet How did Jesus respond to persecution? How does He expect us to respond when we are persecuted? Expect It If you are surprised by persecution, then you (like I once did) didn’t know enough of the Bible because all believers will be persecuted and hated for … Read moreHow To Respond To Persecution Jesus’ Way
Tweet There are no shortages of sermons, songs, and sonnets about faith. In fact, if you were to ask people what the word faith means you might get a variety of answers that describe a trusting or belief in something. However, to fully understand faith, a good … Read moreWhy is Hebrews Chapter 11 Called the Hall of Faith?
Tweet What is the Torah? What is its significance? Why should we know what it is? The Law We can divide the Old Testament into three categories to simplify it; the Law, the Prophets, and the Wisdom Literature, however many of the Jews consider the Wisdom Literature of Job, Psalms, Proverbs, and Ecclesiastes, as … Read moreWhat Is The Torah?
Tweet Every year in the spring people of the Jewish faith celebrate the Feast of Passover. Their celebration brings to remembrance the deliverance of the Jewish people from bondage in Egypt. It also brings a tradition of family closeness as they participate in this feast day. In … Read moreWhat Does Passover Mean To Christians?
Tweet Have you ever wondered what God looks like? Is He like the pictures or images you see? Graven Images God brought ancient Israel out of a land full of idols and graven images, only to see them fall back into it again, and God commands that … Read moreWhat Does God Look Like?