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Over the years, I've received many questions about the Bible and suicide: Does God forgive suicide? What happens to a Christian who commits suicide?
This collection of Christian baby boy names brings together Bible names or names derived from biblical words, including the language, origin and meaning.
This collection of Christian baby girl names brings together Bible names or names derived from biblical words, including the language, origin and meaning.
Jesus said many healing prayers, curing the sick when he walked this earth. Today he continues to pour out his healing balm for the sick.
This collection of inspirational Bible verses will encourage and uplift your spirit with messages and quotes from Scripture.
The 12 apostles were ordinary men God used in extraordinary ways to carry the gospel to the world. Learn what it means to be a disciple of Jesus Christ.
God's Word overflows with passages that speak of divine love, brotherly love, and romantic love. This collection showcases Bible verses about love.
This Easter 2015 calendar includes the important dates of the Easter season in Western Christianity as well as Orthodox Easter dates.
This selection of wedding Bible verses will help you narrow down the search for the perfect Scriptures to include in your Christian marriage ceremony.
Is your heart heavy with prayer for a sick friend or family member? You can stand in the gap with this Bible verse and prayer for healing.
When the Bible speaks of homosexuality, it emphasizes the behavior, not the condition. Study what the Scriptures say about same sex sins with this extensive collection of Bible verses.
Noah's Ark and the Flood is a brief summary of the Bible story which teaches us a lesson about setting a godly example with our lives.
Bible numerology is a fascinating field for some and a dangerous temptation for others. Students and scholars agree, however, that certain numbers in the Bible have literal and symbolic meaning.
Take a look at the creation story from the book of Genesis. Learn the simple yet profound truth of the seven day creation account in the Bible.
These healing Bible verses will remind you that God hears your every prayer. In times of need, we can always cry out to our loving heavenly Father for help.
Tattoos and Christians: Should Christians get tattoos? What does the Bible say about tattoos? Is it a sin? Learn if getting a tattoo is right or wrong.
This guide contains a complete outline to help you plan your Christian wedding ceremony and understand each aspect of the service.
What is the Rapture? Study biblical theories about an end times rapture of the church.
'Love is patient, love is kind' (1 Corinthians 13:4-8a) is a favorite verse about love. Compare this famous love Bible verse in several translations.
These comforting Bible verses contain some of the most inspiring words in Scripture. We worship a personal God who knows our troubles and cares deeply about us.
This collection of friendship Bible verses celebrates the blessings of God in the gift of true Christian friendship.
If you need encouragement from God's Word to overcome your fears, take strength from these fear-busting Bible verses about courage.
These funeral Bible verses are a meaningful way to allow God's powerful Word to offer solace and strength to your loved ones in their time of grief.
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What does the Bible say about the antichrist? The Bible does not specifically name the antichrist, but it does give us clues as to what he will be like.
These new baby verses from the Bible can be used in baby dedications, christenings, birth announcements, and baby shower greeting cards.
The Bible story of David and Goliath teaches us a lesson about facing giant problems or impossible situations by seeing them from God's point of view.
These prayers for all occasions will help you pray in times of need, if you're facing a problem, or simply assist you in developing your prayer life.
Many Christians have asked me, 'What is blasphemy against the Holy Spirit? Is it the unforgivable sin?' Consider this very simple explanation.
We have examples all around us of couples engaging in sex outside of marriage, but as Christians, we don't want to simply follow everyone else.
Have you struggled with prayer? Learn the basics to prayer, what prayer is (and is not) and what the Bible has to say about prayer.
A birthday is a time for celebration, especially for Christians who are born again. You can rejoice in God's love with these birthday Bible verses.
Agape is a Greek term for one of the four types of love in the Bible. Jesus showed agape love and commands his followers to do likewise.
Forgiveness in the Bible is a megatheme. Learn what Scripture says about forgiveness and answer your frequently asked questions on the topic.
What is the biblical definition of marriage? The Bible is very clear that marriage is a holy and divinely established covenant.
Take a look at 44 messianic prophecies Jesus fulfilled in his life, along with supporting references from the Old and New Testament.
Many Christians wonder, 'Do animals have souls and will I see my pets in heaven?' Take a look at what the Bible says about animals in the afterlife.
When we look to the Bible for guidance on prayer, we discover that it's packed with praying people, and we can learn much from their examples.
King David was one of the central figures of the Old Testament, a passionate man of extreme highs and lows. Learn why King David was called a man after God's own heart.
We can trust our Savior and turn to him in hard times. God cares for us and he is sovereign. His Word is true. Ease your worries by meditating on these Bible verses for hard times.
Learn about Jehovah Witness beliefs and practices. Compare how some Jehovah Witness beliefs differ from mainline Christianity.
The name of Jesus often raises a question: Why call him Jesus if his name is Yeshua? Some say we worship the wrong Savior if we don't him Yeshua.
Spiritual gifts are the source of controversy and confusion among believers. Avoid the controversy and explore what the Bible says about spiritual gifts.
The story of Jonah and the Whale records one of the strangest events in the Bible. Learn the lessons Jonah did as you consider what it means to obey God.
The miracles of Jesus transformed countless lives. These divine acts of love and power led people to the Savior and opened their hearts to salvation.
The cares and problems of life can burden you with stress and anxiety, robbing you of peace. Take comfort from these Bible verses and prayer.
Righteousness is required by God for entering heaven, but humans cannot become righteous on their own. Learn how Jesus opened the way to heaven for you.
Christian Marriage is an important issue in the life of a believer. Learn what the Bible says about marriage and how to develop a stronger one.
Cremation versus burial: With the cost of funeral expenses today, many people are choosing cremation over burial, but what does the Bible say?
Prophet Elijah performed stupendous miracles through the power of God, but he was human just like us. Follow Elijah's epic battles against false gods.
Bible verses about work show that God rewards honest labor. Nothing we accomplish, however minor it may seem, escapes his attention.
Learn to study the Bible in an eight step method of Bible study. This technique is great for beginners, but can be geared toward any level of study.
Most Christians spend time thinking about the afterlife. This study takes a close look at what the Bible says about death, eternal life and heaven.
What does the Bible say about divorce and remarriage? From a biblical perspective, consider some of the most frequently asked questions.
Are you looking for words to say thank you to a Christian friend or family member? Here are a few simple Scriptures to help you express appreciation.
Try teaching these bedtime prayers for children to your kids. They will enjoy the rhyme and rhythm while learning and praying these simple prayers.
God created sex for our pleasure, but he also set limits for our protection. Study what the Bible says about sexual sin with this extensive list of verses.
For such a tiny word, a lot is packed into the meaning of sin. Learn the definition of sin in the Bible and answer your questions about sin.
The Bible story of Samson and Delilah teaches us that no matter how big we've failed, it's never too late to humble ourselves and turn to God.
These 10 encouraging words for the discouraged are meant to inspire hope and courage in those who have grown weary in their faith.
Adultery is any act of sexual intercourse that violates the marriage union. Fornication is a more general term. Learn what the Bible says with this extensive collection of Bible verses about adultery and fornication.
These Bible verses about strength will remind you where your strength comes from. The Lord is the source of our power, and his might is unlimited.
Christianity as a religion includes many branches with varying doctrinal positions. Here are the basic Christian beliefs central to most Christian faiths.
Does God really talk to us? Can we really hear God's voice? Discover how listening to and hearing God's voice is a learned skill.
We spend too much time worrying, time that can never be reclaimed. If you want to spend your time more wisely, here are four biblical reasons not to worry.
Mary the Mother of Jesus was chosen by God to give birth to the Savior of the World. The virgin Mary willingly submitted, trusting in God's plan.
The Apostle Paul influenced Christianity second only to Jesus Christ. Paul spread the gospel throughout the Roman Empire and wrote 13 books of the Bible.
Daniel in the den of lions is a story familiar to many, and amazingly relevant to our everyday lives. It teaches us how to get through times of crisis.
We should expect to find love in the Bible because God is love. Explore the different types of love found in Scripture and passages that spotlight love.
Jesus Christ is the central figure of Christianity. Learn who Jesus is, what he accomplished, and the lessons we can learn from his life.
Find comfort in loss with these sure words from Scripture and pray this prayer, asking the Father to give you new hope and strength to go on.
Enoch was one of only two people in the Bible who did not die. The Bible says Enoch walked with God. Find out why God loved Enoch so much that he simply took him away.
The Prodigal Son parable is also known as the Lost Son. This well-known Bible story demonstrates the loving, forgiving heart of God the Father.
Grace: Definition of the biblical meaning of grace and an acronym to help you remember.
Who is the Holy Spirit? This begins the first study in a series of topical Bible studies on the Holy Spirit.
What is communion? Read a biblical explanation of the meaning, significance and purpose of Communion in the life of a Christian.
What does the Bible say about church attendance? I often hear from Christians who have become disillusioned with the concept of going to church.
The Tower of Babel is a Bible story that teaches us lessons about unity and pride. This summary includes interesting points, and a question for reflection.
Sodom and Gomorrah, two ancient cities, were filled with all types of wickedness. See why God's holiness demanded that Sodom and Gomorrah perish.
Early Christians weren't required to fast, but there's nothing in the Bible forbidding it. New Testament believers regularly observed prayer and fasting.
Is there a difference between the Rapture and the Second Coming of Christ? Learn why these two events appear to be similar but are separate.
These sample Christian vows may be used as they are or modified for your Christian wedding ceremony.
King Solomon used his wisdom to lead Israel, but his accomplishments became meaningless when he turned from God. Learn the message his life holds for you today.
What is believer's baptism? Read a biblical explanation of the meaning, significance and purpose of baptism in the life of a Christian.
Compare Calvinism and Arminianism side by side and learn why these doctrines form one of the most divisive debates in the history of the church.
We know for a fact that dinosaurs existed on the earth. But are dinosaurs in the Bible? Many Bible scholars believe they are.
The conversion of Paul on the Damascus Road was one of the most dramatic moments in the Bible. Learn how Paul brought the gospel to Gentiles like you and me.
If you're not sure which is the best Bible for you, here are several suggestions to consider from today's top Bibles.
I've been asked many times by Christians, 'Is Gambling a sin?' Explore what the Bible can teach us about gambling.
'Jesus Loves Me' simply states the profound truth of God's love. Enjoy teaching your children this timeless and favorite hymn.
Jacob in the Bible was a key character of the Old Testament, although not always an honorable one. He resorted to lying, cheating, and manipulating.
The mark of the beast is mentioned in the book of Revelation. Many theories abound over what the mark is and what the number 666 signifies.
The book of Esther tells the beautiful story of a courageous young woman who risked her life to serve God and her people. Discover, also, the roots of the Feast of Lots, or Purim.
The wedding prayer was one of the most memorable moments of our ceremony, as we knelt to dedicate ourselves to God and to each other forever.
These faith building Bible verses form a collection of inspirational and topical Bible verses chosen to fortify your faith and inspire spiritual growth.
Noah was a righteous man in a world taken over by evil, violence and corruption. Moreover, Noah was the only follower of God left on the earth.
The term 'Speaking in Tongues' refers to one of the supernatural gifts of the Holy Spirit first witnessed on the the Day of Pentecost.
What is the Tribulation? Study this future seven year period when God will complete his discipline of Israel and the unbelievers of the world.
Romans Road lays out the plan of salvation through a series of Bible verses from the book of Romans. Learn this easy method to explaining the gospel.
Learn how to write a Christian testimony with these easy steps, for both long and short, written and spoken testimonies.
Obedience to God in the Old and New Testament relates to hearing or hearkening to a higher authority. It also conveys the idea of submission and trust.
Your children will love to say these prayers with rhyme and rhythm. They are simple prayers for kids to pray in the morning, evening, mealtime or anytime.
What are angels? Why were they created, and what do angels do? Let's take a look at what the Bible says about angels.
God designed us to live in families, therefore, family relationships are important to the Lord. These Bible verses about family show the various relational aspects of a godly family unit.
Ishmael was the first son of Abraham, born to Hagar. He was to be heir until Isaac was born, creating the conflict that continues in their descendents.
What is biblical salvation? Simply put, God's salvation plan is the divine romance recorded in the Bible, his way of delivering us from sin and death.
Is God calling you? This question can cause anxiety in the Christian life. Confront the issues typically faced when attempting' to discover your calling.
Studying the names of God is one of the most uplifting Bible adventures a Christian can explore. With 102 names presented, the list is quite extensive.
Drinking alcohol is an issue that still divides Christians today. The Bible clearly states that drunkenness is a sin that offends God. Explore Christian viewpoints on drinking alcohol.
Study four different terms for hell in the Bible and how they are translated. These passages help us understand what the Bible says about hell.
Peter the Apostle was one of Christ's most devoted followers, yet he denied knowing the Savior. See how Peter offers hope to all followers of Jesus.
This overview of the Methodist Church includes the distinguishing beliefs and practices of the church as a Christian denomination.
Mennonite beliefs closely reflect those of other Christian denominations, with some exceptions. Get the true story on Mennonite beliefs and practices.
How does God view depression in the Bible? Is it a sin? Should we just snap out of it as if nothing is wrong? Learn what the Bible says about depression.
Church giving and tithing have shown to be decreasing in recent years. Why? And what does the Bible say about giving and tithing?
The beatitudes come from the opening verses of the famous Sermon on the Mount. These proverb-like sayings are packed with meaning and worthy of study.
What is a baby dedication? Explore the practice of dedicating children to the Lord, its basis in the Bible, as well as the responsibilities involved.
This Bible feasts calendar covers the dates of Jewish holidays from 2013-2017 and compares Gregorian dates with the Jewish calendar.
Why do Christians worship on Sunday? We'll take a look at why a Saturday Sabbath is no longer observed by most Christian churches.
Noah's sons, Shem, Ham, and Japheth and their wives became ancestors of the human race after the flood. Discover why Noah cursed Ham's descendants.
Easter is typically the most well-attended Sunday service of the year for Christian churches. Learn what Christians celebrate on Easter.
This parent's prayer for a child will help you reflect on God's Word and remember his promises as you dedicate your precious one to God in prayer.
John the Baptist was a most distinctive character who wore wild clothing, lived in the desert on locust and honey, and preached a strange message.
This collection of Patience Bible verses is designed to help you slow down and focus on what God's Word says about waiting on the Lord.
The New International Version (NIV) is a popular Bible translation among Christians today. Read a brief explanation of the history and purpose of the NIV.
This introduction to the book of Isaiah will help you better understand God's purpose in the book and gain a more unified perspective on the Bible.
Obtaining a free Bible is easier than you might think. Here are 7 suggestions for getting a free copy of the Bible without stealing one from a hotel.
What is the church? Is the New Testament church a building? Is it a place where believers gather to worship? Or is it the people who follow Christ?
These Bible verses by topic are for all occasions and holidays, and are organized to help you quickly and easily locate the Bible verses you need.
An apostle was a specially chosen follower of Jesus Christ. Learn what it meant to be an apostle, and the important assignment he gave them.
Are you a brand new follower of Christ, wondering where to get started on your journey? Here are 4 essential steps to spiritual growth.
Jesus raises Lazarus from the dead in this miraculous Bible story that teaches us a lesson about persevering through difficult trials.
These 10 words of wisdom for women form a beautiful collection of quotes, Bible verses and words of wisdom specially chosen for Christian women.
This overview of the Lutheran Church beliefs and practices includes the distinguishing beliefs of the church as a Christian denomination.
Are you looking for the best Christian homeschooling curriculum for your family? Here are short reviews of the top five along with pricing information.
Abraham, father of the Jewish nation, is the great patriarch of Israel. Learn about the character of this man believers today call 'The Father of Us All.'
This collection of wisdom words is taken from the Bible and compiled here to quickly help you gain wisdom and understanding by studying what God's Word says regarding wisdom.
The Illuminati conspiracy, while far-fetched, has many Christians worried that a secret society is manipulating world events for its own evil purposes.
Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego were three young men determined to worship the One true God only. Their story speaks a strong word of encouragement.
John the Apostle was among the first chosen by Jesus to be his closest followers. Learn how John wove a message of love into all his gospel writings.
Judas Iscariot, one of the12 disciples, betrayed Jesus for 30 pieces of silver. Was he the traitor history has painted him or only a necessary pawn?
Having trouble in your search to find a church? Here are some practical steps to remember and questions to ask as you look for a new church home.
This overview of the Southern Baptist Church as a Christian denomination includes the distinguishing beliefs of the denomination.
Christianity is the largest religion in the world today. These facts and statistics provide a global look at Christianity as a world religion today.
Learn the biblical significance of today's wedding traditions and customs to make your Christian wedding ceremony more meaningful and memorable.
Amish beliefs play a major role in their desire to live separate from society. Learn how they affect everything from their faith to the way they dress.
What is biblical forgiveness? This is a question we must answer on God's terms. Learn how forgiveness of our sins obligates us to forgive others.
Relationships are important to God. He is the one who instituted marriage and designed for us to live within families. The Bible has much to say about our earthly relationships.
These forgiveness Bible verses demonstrate God's unfailing love. See how you are forgiven so you can forgive others. Take heart and soothe your soul with these forgiveness Scriptures.
Jacob's ladder was a vision of angels going up and down a stairway between heaven and earth. Learn the real meaning of this well-known Bible story.