Bible Questions and Answers
The Bible is a remarkable book. It claims to be God's word (2 Timothy 3:16) and so we should always try our hardest to fathom out the things we don't understand when we read it. This page is designed to be a forum where answers to your questions can be posted up here. If you have a question, please send it to us using the 'contact' tab.
General Principle: Letting the Bible explain itself
A really important principle that can’t be overstressed is to let the Bible explain itself. Sadly, the main way people go wrong with the Bible is by picking one verse and taking an abstract idea from it and then putting too much emphasis on this.
For example: if you just read some parts of the Old Testament and ignored the New, you might end up thinking that God was just a God of war and judgement – which is not the right emphasis!
If you just took some of the New Testament out of context, you might end up thinking that God is just a God of Love and kindness and very little else! The truth is that he is both! The emphasis should not purely be on one of these aspects of His character.
Question: Who are the Sons of God and the Daughters of Men in Genesis chapter 6?
(The questioner said they had heard that the sons of God were the angels)
Gen 6:2 That the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose.
Question: Revelation 12:7–9 seems to argue that the devil is a rebel angel. Is this the case?
Rev 12: 7-9 And there was war in heaven … and the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.”
Question: How do we know that thorns and Brambles will be no more in God's Kingdom?
Having seen the 'Creation' article in our January 2017 Newsletter, the questioner wanted to know why we were so sure that thorns and brambles would be got rid of in God's Kingdom because Roses for instance are such beautiful flowers.
The main reference in question was:
Gen 3:18 Thorns also and thistles shall it bring forth to thee; and thou shalt eat the herb of the field;