Category: Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Why does the Bible use only masculine generic terms?

By John Haggard

Why can children be referred to as “sons,” but they are never called (generically) “daughters”? It is apparent that, in the culture of the biblical writers, it was standard practice to use the generic masculine. It was just how people thought and how they talked. For centuries in modern English, we also used the generic…

Who Wrote the Bible?

By John Haggard

Ultimately, above the human authors, the Bible was written by God. 2 Timothy 3:16 tells us that the Bible was “breathed out” by God. God superintended the human authors of the Bible so that while using their own writing styles and personalities, they still recorded exactly what God wanted to be said. The Bible was…

How do I know the Bible is really the true word of God?

By John Haggard

Like any other subject we have decided to learn, our attitude determines where we begin. For example, if our minds are already made up on what the Bible says or doesn’t say, or what we believe or don’t believe, and we are basically closed to new understanding, there is no real reason to study the…

What’s the difference between a tithe and an offering?

By John Haggard

A tithe is the percentage of income that someone has determined to give as a gift. A tithe should go to your church, whether it’s an online church or one you attend. Anything over and above a tithe is called an offering. An offering can go to any organization, including your church if you desire.…

What can keep me from going to Heaven?

By John Haggard

Only you can keep you from going to Heaven; no one else has the power to determine your eternal destination. The only way not to go to Heaven is to deny Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior. Jesus said this in Matthew 10:32-33 (NIV): “Whoever acknowledges me before others, I will also acknowledge before…