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"…Continue
Speaking In Tongues – General Comments
Comments on various points about speaking in tongues.
1) If tongues have ceased, why did Paul say not to forbid speaking in tongues (1 Cor. 14:39)?
The simple reason is that when Paul wrote 1 Corinthians, about 55AD, tongues was still a gift and being used as a sign of judgment against the Jews. After judgment came, in 70AD, tongues ceased…
"You must not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil".
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 Bible tells…Continue
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 -
Speaking In Tongues – A Sign
“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,…Continue