What does repent mean? Does repent simply mean to change our mind or is some action required? In both the Old and New Testaments, the word repent can mean - a) To be sorry about or regret something or b) To turn away from sin. In the OT, the KJV translates two Hebrew words as "repent" - The first is "Nacham" (H5162), which means to be sorry or regretful. An example is in … [Read more...] about What does repent mean?
Free Will "You must not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil". (Gen. 2:17) Man has always had the free will to choose right from wrong. When God told Adam not to eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil (Gen. 2:17), Adam had the freedom to choose whether or not to obey and we know the result. Some say that free will ended when Adam sinned but the … [Read more...] about Free Will
Speaking In Tongues And Private Prayer Like all gifts, speaking in tongues was not for private use but for the common good. Many believe that speaking in tongues is for private prayer, however, there is not one verse that supports the private use of tongues. The Bible tells us that - All mentions of tongues are in public settings – other people were always present. … [Read more...] about
“Tongues then are a sign, not for believers but for unbelievers”. (1 Cor. 14:22) It’s commonly believed that speaking in tongues is a private prayer language but that idea is read into the text. Not a single verse states that tongues is for private prayer, however, 1 Cor. 14:21-22 clearly say that speaking in tongues was a sign. In 1 Cor. 14:21, God said, “through men of … [Read more...] about Speaking In Tongues – A Sign
Speaking In Tongues And Face To Face What does face to face mean in 1 Cor. 13:12? Regarding 1 Cor. 13:12 and the term "face to face", in Ex. 33:11 we are told that God talked to Moses "face to face, as a man speaks with a friend". We know this is figurative language because Ex. 33:20 tells us that Moses did not actually see God’s face. The same thing happens to us today when … [Read more...] about Speaking In Tongues And Face To Face