Ask a question about the Bible

MORE ARTICLES - You and God
God's Plan for You

God's Plan for this World and You

 

THE view of planet earth, seen from outer space, is very beautiful indeed. Confirmation of this has come from the astronauts who have gazed upon it. The earth is the fairest jewel in God's creation and it is the chosen place in the whole universe where He has promised to reveal His Kingdom in all its glory. That is why it is so beautiful.

 

The earth, of all the planets in the solar system, is the one that is perfectly suited to all forms of life and the one that orbits at exactly the right distance from the sun to provide comfortable conditions for the human race.

 

Click here to find out more: God's Plan for the World

WHY IS BIBLE TRUTH SO IMPORTANT?

Bible Truth

THE IMPORTANCE OF BIBLE TRUTH

Is Bible Truth important to your Faith and Salvation ie. will you be saved despite what you believe the bible teaches or does it matter what you believe?

Well the word “truth” appears 237 times in the bible, that alone says it must be important!

Therefore it must be important to understand what “truth” is.

A quick scan of the passages using this word “truth” leave us in no doubt that it is not only important, but vital to our salvation.

John 17:3

3 And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.

1 John 5:20

20And we know that the Son of God is come, and hath given us an understanding, that we may know him that is true, and we are in him that is true,even in his Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God, and eternal life.

1 Timothy 2:3-4

3For thisis good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour; 4 Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.

 

Clearly then knowing what is Bible Truth is important and vital, in addition to this we are also warned that some would depart from the “truth”…

1 Timothy 4:1

1Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils; 2 Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron; 3 Forbidding to marry,and commanding to abstain from meats, which God hath created to be received with thanksgiving of them which believe and know the truth.

1 John 4:6

6We are of God: he that knoweth God heareth us; he that is not of God heareth not us. Hereby know we the spirit of truth, and the spirit of error.

From these passages it is very clear that we need to know the “truth” about God and His Son as it is taught to us in the Bible.  This means we must learn what this is from the Bible itself.

 

Don't let your HOPE of LIFE ETERNAL rest with someone else eg. your pastor or minister, YOU owe it to yourself and your family to be fully convinced of what it is you believe to be sure it HOLDS something REAL for you.

We have all been warned by God that there would be many false teachers and Jesus himself has told us that "Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it."  See Matthew 7:14

 

Sadly when Christ returns to this earth, many will only then realise that they have believed in lies Jeremiah 16:19

"19 O LORD, my strength, and my fortress, and my refuge in the day of affliction, the Gentiles shall come unto thee from the ends of the earth, and shall say, Surely our fathers have inherited lies, vanity, and things wherein there is no profit."

Don't let this be you or your family!

 

BIBLE TRUTH and true faith must be founded on a fully inspired Bible.

 

Click here to learn more about the INSPIRED WORD OF GOD:The Inspired Word of God

Bible Prophecy - FACEBOOK

Bible Prophecy Video Channel

 

Visit this Link to view

 

Bible Prophecy Videos

OUR COMMITMENT TO YOU!

Bible Truth

“And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.”  John 17:3

 

Our Commitment to all True Bible Teaching Seekers is that all our teaching will be supported by consistent and clear Bible Passages.

 

The Greek word for "know" in the passage above is 'ginosko' and it means to have a thorough and deep understanding of the subject. 

 

So if you seek "life eternal" then you must truly "know the only true God and Jesus Christ".

 

Click here to learn more about the INSPIRED WORD OF GOD:The Inspired Word of God

Wrested Scripture

Wrested Scripture and True Bible Teaching

 

Are mainstream Christian teachings correct?


The true Gospel can suffer from preconceived ideas and misinterpretations.


Find out what the Bible is actually saying and where interpretation can go wrong.

 

You owe it to yourself and your family to be sure of what it is you believe, the Apostle Paul has told us to "work out our own salvation with fear and trembling"  Philippians 2:12

What We Believe

True Bible Teaching fundamental beliefs are:

  1. The Bible is God's word and the only message from him. It is without error, except for copying and translation errors.
  2. There is only one God - the Father. The Holy Spirit is God's power.
  3. Jesus is the Son of God, and a human being, through his mother Mary.
  4. Man is mortal, having no existence when dead.
  5. By living a sinless life, ending with his sacrificial death by crucifixion, Jesus has opened the way of salvation from death.
  6. Belief and baptism are essential steps to salvation.
  7. God raised Jesus from death. Jesus is currently in Heaven, on God's right hand. He will one day return.
  8. When Jesus returns, he will raise his "sleeping" followers from death and grant immortality to the faithful who have tried to live by God's precepts.
  9. His followers will help him to rule, bringing justice, righteousness and peace to the whole world - the Kingdom of God.

 

Click here for a comprehensive

 Statement of our Faith:

True Bible Teaching Beliefs

 

 

 

Bible Truth

 Truth Seeker - True Bible Teaching

The Bible is our only true source for the Truth!

 

If we claim to follow Christ we should trust in the Scriptures as confidently as Jesus and his Apostles did:

Jesus said that: The Scripture cannot be broken.  (John 10:35)

 

Paul said that: All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness. (2 Timothy 3:16)

 

Peter said that: For prophecy never came by the will of man, but holy men of God spoke as they were moved by the Holy Spirit (2 Peter 1:21)

The things which now have been reported to you through those who have preached the gospel to you by the Holy Spirit sent from heaven (1 Peter 1:12)

 

True faith must be founded on a fully inspired Bible.

 

Click here to learn more about the INSPIRED WORD OF GOD: 

The Inspired Word of God

True Bible Teaching PDF's

TRUE BIBLE TEACHING

BASED ON THE BIBLE

About God About God
About Jesus Christ About Jesus Christ
About Angels About Angels
About the Kingdom of God About the Kingdom of God
About Resurrection and Judgement About Resurrection and Judgement
About the Devil and Satan About the Devil and Satan
About Demons About Demons
About Heaven and Hell About Heaven and Hell
About the Soul About the Soul
About the Death of Christ About the Death of Christ
About the Holy Spirit About the Holy Spirit
About Baptism About Baptism
About Death About Death
About the Trinity About the Trinity
About the Sabbath About the Sabbath
Bible Q & A Bible Questions and Answers

 

The OFFER of LIFE or DEATH

God's Offer of LIFE or DEATH

“Now what I am commanding you today is not too difficult for you or beyond your reach. It is not up in heaven, so that you have to ask, “Who will ascend into heaven to get it and proclaim it to us so we may obey it?” Nor is it beyond the sea, so that you have to ask, “Who will cross the sea to get it and proclaim it to us so we may obey it?” No, the word is very near you; it is in your mouth and in your heart so you may obey it.   See, I set before you today life and prosperity, death and destruction. For I command you today to love the Lord your God, to walk in obedience to him… This day I call the heavens and the earth as witnesses against you that I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Now choose life, so that you and your children may live and that you may love the Lord your God, listen to his voice, and hold fast to him. For the Lord is your life…"  Deuteronomy Chapter 30:12-20

 

From this passage we see how important it is to each one of us that we seek after God and His Word the Bible to us.

 

Without this we have no hope of LIFE, but only a future of DEATH.

 

This Word of God was originally given to the Nation of Israel and later it spread via the Apostles of Christ to the World, that even we today might have this same HOPE of LIFE ETERNAL.

 

It is UP to YOU then to seek out God’s Word, to KNOW what is the TRUTH of God’s Word so that you and your family might KNOW the way of LIFE ETERNAL and the great HOPE of living in God’s Kingdom on EARTH.

 

Do not let your HOPE rest upon others and most importantly on what others teach, search it out for yourself because we have been warned that the churches would be astray from God’s word in the last days.

 

"For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.”   2 Timothy 4:3-4

 

Too much is at stake for you to not act yourself to seek out the TRUTH.

 

Christ himself has told us to do this when he said…

 

But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him. Godis a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.” John 4:23-24

To learn about God's Promises to You click on the pdf:The Inspired Word of God

Invest in the Bible!

Make the Best Investment of Your Life

World NEWS in Bible Prophecy
World Events And Bible Prophecy
World News Today is Fulfilling Bible Prophecy spoken 1000's of years ago.  World News Today is a Sign of the near RETURN OF THE LORD JESUS CHRIST TO THIS EARTH!
Find out for YOURSELF what is happening in the world today and how this relates to Bible Prophecy.
YOUR Families Salvation

The Bible Is Our ONLY Guide

The Holy BibleThe Bible provides us with plain Scriptural Teaching for the True Followers of Christ

The statements on this guide represent what we believe is true Bible teaching. The statements are deliberately challenging, asking every reader to compare his own opinions with the plain teaching of Scripture, examining carefully the Bible passages offered as proof. If, as a result, a change of mind and heart is called for, there will be no doubt that the teaching of the Lord, and the book he trusted, must be followed and not what the churches teach.

 

All Scripture quotations are taken from the New King James (also known as the Revised Authorized) Version of the Bible.

 

Read The Bible Guide   The Bible our Guide to Salvation

 

Download your personal Bible Reading Chart: Bible Reading Chart

 

Would you like to know more about Bible History ie. when things happened.  Then download this Bible Timeline:Bible Timeline

FREE DOWNLOADS

Free Booklets to Download on the One True God

 

Free Booklets on

True Bible Teaching

 

GIVE US YOUR COMMENTS

Please send us your Comments!

Click the image to give us your comments...

 

Let us know what you think, and what you would like us to include on this WEBSITE

 

GOD'S KINGDOM COMING SOON...
 
 

Thy Kingdom Come on Earth as thy will is done in heaven

GOD'S KINGDOM ON EARTH - WHAT WILL YOU BE DOING?

 
 
 
 

Where was the Cradle of the Earth?

Print

True Bible Teaching - About You and God and Your Hope of Salvation

Where was the Cradle of the Earth?

Where was the Cradle of the Earth?

Of the various theories put forth regarding the whereabouts of the Biblical Garden of Eden only two are credible because they are based on the source of the history – the Bible.

The popularized theory fixes Eden in Iraq – Babylonia – near the mouth of the Euphrates.

This traditional site, embedded in the minds of man and child over the ages, is generally accepted as a truth not open to question. However a recent theory, set forth by geologist/author Gaines R. Johnson, declares with certainty deduced from the topology, that Adam and Eve and the centre of the Garden of Eden were somewhere at or very near geographical Jerusalem.1 Two conflicting theories that locate Eden either in Babylon or in Jerusalem – both based on identical scripture – need investigation.

Eastward in Eden

In the beginning God planted a Garden ‘Eastward in Eden’ (KJV). In the NIV:

“He planted a garden in the east, in Eden; and there He put the man He had formed” (Genesis 2:8).

In this garden were many trees, including the tree of Knowledge of good and evil, and the tree of Life, both integral to the destiny of man. After the fall, Adam and Eve were expelled from the garden, ‘lest they take of the tree of Life, and eat, and live forever’ (Genesis 3:22), the promise of immortality thus being withheld until God’s kingdom comes. A river flowed out of Eden parting into four headwaters: Pison, Gihon, Hiddekel (Tigris) and Euphrates, the latter two extant to this day.

The Cradle of the Earth - Where was it?This description does not tell us much. Is Eden due east of the Mediterranean Sea, or does it lie further east in Mesopotamia, near the mouth of the Euphrates? The Bible will support both interpretations. Historians and scholars have traditionally taken the latter view, locating the Garden in Mesopotamia (modern Iraq) – ancient Babylonia. However, they base their conclusion on evidence that does not take into account the disruptions of the great flood that enveloped and devastated the whole known world some 1600 years after creation.

The deluge transformed everything, generating awesome geological changes. Simultaneously the fountains of the great deep were broken up, coming up out of the earth, and the windows of heaven opened (Genesis 7:11). Heavy, steady rain continued forty days and forty nights, the waters ever increasing until both hills and mountains were covered. Waters continued for five months so that every living thing was destroyed from the face of the earth, vastly altering the geological landscape.

It’s possible – yes probable – that the courses of the Tigris and Euphrates were re-routed in the topographical upheaval. In Genesis we note that the Tigris flowed from Eden toward the east (Genesis 2:14).

Today it takes a southerly route, so we know that at least one of these rivers did change course after the Flood.

Two Other Rivers

It is said that the Pison and Gihon rivers disappeared completely, but is this true? Did they dry up or go underground for centuries? This may be the fate of the Pison, but not the Gihon, mentioned several times in the Old Testament. The scriptures tell of King Hezekiah (741–726 BC) consulting his military officers about blocking up all the springs in the land to thwart the coming invasion by Sennacherib, the Assyrian, causing the ‘upper Gihon’ to flow westward to the City of David (2 Chronicles 32:30). Also King Solomon’s anointing took place at Gihon, described as a ‘spring in east Jerusalem’, indicating a sign of life (1 Kings 1:38).The Pool of Siloam

These two references support the Genesis record. The Gihon was indeed in Jerusalem, fully recognized by Israel’s inhabitants, despite the horrendous event of the Flood which contributed to its supposed disappearance.

This may well be when the Pison morphed into one of the many springs flowing outside the city, or possibly the ‘brook’ that ran through the midst of the land (1 Chronicles 32:4).

Was it Jerusalem?

Let’s consider the idea that the Garden was planted 37 miles east of the Mediterranean coast, in Jerusalem, a city destined for God’s future blessing when:

“The Lord will comfort Zion, He will comfort all her waste places; He will make her wilderness like Eden, and her desert like the garden of the Lord; joy and gladness will be found in it, thanksgiving and the voice of melody” (Isaiah 51:3).

Once you consider the idea that Eden was where Jerusalem is now located, it’s easy to envisage the possibility that it was here that God first communicated with mankind, here the Lord Jesus preached about the Kingdom of God and here he will rule as King over that Kingdom (Isaiah 2:3).

It was in Eden that God explained two key things which are not open to challenge: that man is mortal and that God offers the gift of immortality (Gen. 3:24). In the very place where Adam and Eve fell from grace the Lord Jesus Christ died to turn the curse of death into the blessed hope of eternal life, hence the promise:

To him who overcomes I will give to eat from the tree of life, which is in the midst of the Paradise of God (Revelation 2:7).

The City of Jerusalem or Zion

Paradise Restored

The first Messianic prophecy appears in Genesis, when God said that there would be perpetual enmity between the serpent (which becomes a symbol of sin) and the seed of the woman – Jesus (Genesis 3:15).

So it was that Jesus was bruised upon the cross and sin was destroyed. And Jerusalem is the place which God said that He would choose, as Moses said:

“When you cross over the Jordan and dwell in the land which the Lord your God is giving you to inherit, and He gives you rest from all your enemies round about, so that you dwell in safety, then there will be the place where the Lord your God chooses to make His name abide” (Deuteronomy 12:10–11).

That place was Jerusalem and it remains a city which is central in God’s plan and purpose for the earth. If we begin to view the ancient city as the place where God first established His garden, we can understand God’s affinity for “For Zion’s sake I will not hold My peace, and for Jerusalem’s sake I will not rest, until her righteousness goes forth as brightness, and her salvation as a lamp that burns” (Isaiah 62:1).

Which Garden?

When Christ walked the earth he preached the good news of the Kingdom of God, explaining that those who believe in him will be granted a place in the everlasting Kingdom which is to come. It was in the Garden of Gethsemane, just across the Kidron Valley in Jerusalem, where the Lord struggled against his natural feelings and was totally submissive to his Father’s will. It seems that in this locality Adam had long before faced his moment of truth and had failed and here Jesus triumphed over his nature, in total submission.

Here the first man sinned and fell from grace; here Christ (the last Adam) was crucified just outside the city gates, in a sacrifice instituted by God for the redemption of mankind. How fitting all that is, and how appropriate that all this should have happened in Jerusalem rather than in Babylon.

It would have been near this spot that the disciples of Christ were walking with their Lord, asking him about the coming Kingdom: “Lord, will you at this time restore the kingdom to Israel?” (Acts 1:6). His followers were looking for the fulfilment of God’s promises made so long before, and the true Christian’s prayer should be for God’s Kingdom to come and His will then to be done on earth.

Does it Matter?

As citizens of the 21st century we might be so far removed from God’s Word that we might wonder if these ideas make any difference to us. Three reasons come immediately to mind to suggest they really matter:

➊This real and living hope centred in Jesus gives life a new direction. We are led away from error and a misunderstanding of God’s message to man; we no longer view the Bible as fable, make-believe or fantasy.

➋If we accept that Eden was created by God in Jerusalem, we can better appreciate the basic concept of the categorical imperative in the lives of men, called ‘a sense of place’, a euphemism for Home. The Bible satisfies that need that all people have. By faith, Abraham, the tent dweller, looked for a city that has foundations whose architect was God (Hebrews 11:10).

Abraham believed God and it was accounted to him for righteousness, but he has not yet received the promise (Hebrews 11:39-40).

He will find a place in which to dwell when he is raised from the dead to become part of the New Jerusalem community which forms God’s Kingdom on earth (Revelation 21:1-4).

➌Most telling of all the arguments are the prophecies made about Babylon (where it is commonly thought that Eden was located) and those about Jerusalem, the city of the great King.

Babylon

The Gates of Ishtar in BabylonThis is what the prophet said:

“O Lord, You have spoken against this place to cut it off, so that none shall remain in it, neither man nor beast, but it shall be desolate forever.’ Now it shall be, when you have finished reading this book, that you shall tie a stone to it and throw it out into the Euphrates. Then you shall say, ‘Thus Babylon shall sink and not rise from the catastrophe that I will bring upon her. And they shall be weary” (Jeremiah 51:62–64).

Jerusalem

This is what the prophet Joel said of the city where King Jesus will reign: “The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the coming of the great and awesome day of the Lord. And it shall come to pass that whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved. For in Mount Zion and in Jerusalem there shall be deliverance, as the Lord has said, among the remnant whom the Lord calls” (Joel 2:31–32).

By Marian Canoles

1 Johnson, Gaines R. “The Bible, Genesis and Geology”, 2nd edition, 2013. Website: http://www.kjvbible.org.

Glad Tidings Magazine of the Kingdom of God on Earth

 


FREE Online Bible Courses

 

 

God's Declared Purpose with YOU and the EARTH

 

 

ARE YOU SAVED?  IF SO HOW ARE YOU SAVED?

 
 

 

Is YOUR knowledge of the BIBLE 

and YOUR belief and worship of GOD 

able to SAVE YOU?

 

Not sure? Well consider this passage from JOHN CHAPTER 17

"1 These words spake Jesus, and lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, Father, the hour is come; glorify thy Son, that thy Son also may glorify thee: 2 As thou hast given him power over all flesh, that he should give eternal life to as many as thou hast given him. 3 And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent. 4 I have glorified thee on the earth: I have finished the work which thou gavest me to do."

The Greek word for "know" is 'genosko' and it means to have a thorough intellectual understanding of what something is all about.

Do you have this understanding of God and His Son

Jesus Christ?

The need for this full understanding of the TRUTH is further underlined by Christ's words in John 17:17Only a TRUE understanding of the Word of God can Save YOU

We are sanctified in our understanding of God's word of Truth ie. set apart as special unto God and Christ, without this we cannot be saved.  Just as Israel were not saved when they strayed from their TRUE knowledge of God.

God's special people the nation of Israel were destroyed for lack of knowledge as we read in Hosea 4:1 Hear the word of the LORD, ye children of Israel: for the LORD hath a controversy with the inhabitants of the land, because there is no truth, nor mercy, nor knowledge of God in the land.

In Hosea 4:6 My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee.

In Hosea 6:6 For I desired mercy, and not sacrifice; and the knowledge of God more than burnt offerings.
 

The Apostle Paul has warned us that some would not be in the Faith (ie. the true knowledge of God and Christ)...

1 Timothly 4:1 Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils; 2 Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron; 3 Forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from meats, which God hath created to be received with thanksgiving of them which believe and know the truth.
And again by the Apostle Peter...

2 Peter 2:1 But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction.

And in 2 Thessalonians where the Apostle Paul tells us that some would fall away from "the Truth" he says that this would be becaused they had lost their love of the Truth and had chosen rather to believe a lie.

2 Thessalonians 2:10-12

"10 And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. 11 And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: 12 That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness."

And so the Apostle Paul counselled us all to Work out OUR OWN SALVATION...

Philippians 2:12 Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling.


You owe it to yourself and your family to seek the Truth

about God, His Son Jesus and His purpose with you

and this earth.

FREE Online Bible Courses

 

 

 

The Book of Revelations Explained

Would you like to know what the Book of Revelations is all about?

Click on the image above to commence a short series of 3 

articles that will explain to you in summary form what the

 

true message of the Book of Revelations is all about.

 

 

Weekly World Bible Prophecy Watch

 

Bible In The News

 

The Man of Sin, The Antichrist and the "mystery of iniquity" are all about Roman Catholicism

YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THIS, SO CLICK ON THIS IMAGE AND READ THE ARTICLE, KNOWING ABOUT THIS WILL SAVE YOU FROM FALSE TEACHING THAT WILL COST YOU YOUR LIFE AND THE LIVES OF YOUR FAMILY!