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Saul, Samuel and the witch of En dor: Did Saul speak with the dead?

February 3rd, 2013 |

One of the most common questions about the Bible is about Israel’s first king.  King Saul began his reign humbly and faithfully but unfortunately it ended in disaster.  At the end of Saul’s life, the Bible records in 1 Samuel 28 that Saul consulted a medium, who apparently brought up the prophet Samuel back from the dead.  Here is a question for many followers of Christ.  Do witches and mediums have the power to speak with or raise the dead?  Also should we visit fortune tellers, mediums or psychics?    Lastly, did Saul really talk with Samuel who had already passed away or was it someone or something else?  Thankfully the Bible has clear answers to these important questions.  So let us study the Bible and the Bible alone to find the answer to these questions.
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Understanding 1 Peter 3:18-20: Did Jesus preach to spirits in hades or hell?

May 25th, 2012 |

One of the most misunderstood verses in the Bible is found in 1 Peter 3:18-20 which says “For Christ also suffered once for sins, the just for the unjust, that He might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh but made alive by the Spirit, by whom also He went and preached to the spirits in prison, who formerly were disobedient, when once the Divine longsuffering waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was being prepared, in which a few, that is, eight souls, were saved through water.”

What does this verse mean?  Did Jesus preach to spirits in hades or hell?  Or did He preach to fallen angels?  Or does this verse mean something completely different?  How can we understand this passage of Scripture?  When we look at 1 Peter 3:18-20 we must ask a few questions.

  • How did Jesus preach to these spirits in prison?
  • Who are these spirits in prison?
  • And when did He do this?

Thankfully the Bible gives us the answers.

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What happens to babies who pass away?

November 30th, 2011 |

What happens to babies that have passed away?  Will God send infants to heaven, hell or someplace in-between?  How does God judge a child and how will He judge us?  Opinions abound, but the words of Jesus are truth.  And so today we desire to hear not the theories of men, but the words of God.  So let us study the Bible for in it contains the answers to these important questions.  But before we do so, let us ask the Lord to teach us, let us pray.

Dear Loving Heavenly Father,

We humbly ask for your Holy Spirit to teach us today.  Please Lord grant us a true understanding of how you judge children and how we will be judged.  Open our eyes so that we see wonderful things from your word.  May your love and compassion be revealed to us today, and may your love dwell in our hearts.  Help us now and we thank you for doing so.  We pray all these things in the name of your Son Jesus Christ, amen.

Imagine if one day a group of police officers showed up at your door.  They quickly handcuffed you, you were taken to a courtroom and declared guilty of war crimes.  “War crimes, I’ve never fought in a war!” you plead.  The judge responds and says “your great grandfather committed war crimes in World War 1 and we are punishing you for the crime, I hereby sentence you to death”.

Certainly a human judge would never make such an unfair sentence.  How could you be judged for a crime that occurred when you never even were alive? Yet would God throw someone in hell because of the sins of their parents, or grandparents?  Or because of the sins of Adam in the garden of Eden?  Does the guilt of one generation pass on from generation to generation through a bloodline?  The Bible gives us the answer in Ezekiel 18:20 when it says Read More »

What happens when we die – Downloadable study

April 29th, 2010 |

Hello friends,

Recently we posted a new article about what happens when we die.  This article shared the truth and good news from the Bible about death and the resurrection. Truths which the apostles and reformers such as Martin Luther and William Tyndale knew but have been lost in many churches today.  The good news is now you can download this lesson in a fill-in-the-blank interactive format.  This Microsoft word document can be printed out and shared with others for Bible studies and sermons.  All fill in the blank texts use the NIV Bible, which is a popular version of the Bible today.

If you’d like to download, use or distribute this study simply…

Click here to download Freedom From Fear – What happens when you die

May God bless you as you study His word!

Freedom From Fear – What happens when we die?

March 29th, 2010 |

Benjamin Franklin once said “nothing can be said to be certain except death and taxes”. I’d respectfully like to add to his list of certainties the love of God and His promises that are sure! Now with a more full list of things that are certain in this life we unfortunately know all to well about taxes… but what happens when we die? Should we be afraid of death and what has happened or will happen to our loved ones who have passed away? Can we have peace and comfort in this area of uncertainty? And does it really matter what we know and believe in regards to this subject?

Today we will discover from the Bible yes it does matter if we know the truth. The Bible says “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge”1. A lack of knowledge in this subject will be the downfall for many of God’s people in the last days but knowing the truth about death will bring us comfort, give us peace and draw us closer to Jesus. Jesus said, “Therefore whoever hears these sayings of Mine, and does them, I will liken him to a wise man who built his house on the rock: and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it did not fall, for it was founded on the rock.”2

Let’s build our foundation on the rock today. Can we be free from fear even when facing death? Let’s discover what the Bible has to say.

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