Short Bible Answers

1. How Can I Be Saved?

God has made provision for everyone to be saved by exercising faith and acceptance of Jesus and His work of salvation – John 3:16, Romans 8:1

Repent and be converted – Acts 2:38, 3:19

Believe in Jesus and be baptized – Mark 16:16

Claim the saving grace of Jesus daily –Romans 10:13


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2. Why Is There Evil And Suffering In Our World?

God created a perfect world that was free of evil and suffering – Genesis 1:31

A disobedient and rebellious being introduced sin into the world – Isaiah 14:12 -15

This rebellious being introduced sin and trouble in heaven and earth – Revelation 12:7, Genesis 3:1-6

The presence of sin in our world leads to decay, suffering and death –Romans 3:23, Romans 5:12, Romans 6:23


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3. Will God Forgive Me When I Sin?

God is good and ready to forgive – Psalm 86:5

God promises us that He will forgive our sins – Isaiah 1:18

God forgives us and cleanses us from unrighteousness – 1 John 1:8-9

God offers us grace and forgiveness – Ephesians 1:7

God does not hold our sins against us when we have been forgiven – Micah 7:19


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4. Why Should I Be Baptized?

Baptism is an expression of confession of sin, repentance and acceptance of Jesus as your Saviour – Acts 2:38, Romans 6:1-4, Matthew 3:5-6

Baptism opens the gateway to salvation in Jesus – Mark 16:16

Baptism marks the entrance into a life of spiritual service – Matthew 3:16-17


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5. How Can I Overcome A Sinful Habit?

Pray that you will be spared the power of temptation –Luke 22:40, Proverbs 7:6-27

Trust in the power of God to help you overcome – 1 Corinthians 10:13

Resist the devil – James 4:7

Exercise spiritual discipline and make good choices – Proverbs 1:10

Focus on what is good – Philippians 4:8


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6. Is Hell Real?

Hell (Sheol or hades) is the grave –Ecclesiastes 3:18-20

Hell is synonymous with a state or place of utter condemnation and destruction – Matthew 23:23, Proverbs 15:11, Proverbs 27:20

Hell expresses a state or place of finality –Deuteronomy 32:22, Matthew 5:29


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7. What Happens When Someone Dies?

 God takes away the persons breath and the person returns to the dust – Genesis 2:7, Psalm 104:29, Ecclesiastes 12:7

The dead has no consciousness, no power and no knowledge of anything – Ecclesiastes 9:5, 6,10

The dead remains in the grave until the resurrection – John 5:28-29, Acts 2:29, Acts 2:34, 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17


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8. Is Covid 19 Mentioned In Bible Prophecy?

NO, the Bible does not specifically mention COVID-19.

The Bible does prophecy about pestilences in the last days – Matthew 24:7

Bible prophecy portrays nations to be in great distress and perplexities in the last days – Luke 21:25


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9. Is The War In Ukraine Mentioned In Bible Prophecy?

NO, the Bible does not specifically mention the war in Ukraine.

The Bible does prophecy about wars in the last days – Matthew 24:7-8

Bible prophecy portrays nations to be in great distress and perplexities in the last days – Luke 21:25


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10. Which Day Is The Sabbath?

The Sabbath is the seventh day of the week – Exodus 20:8-11

The Sabbath is the seventh day that was blessed and sanctified by God from creation – Genesis 2:1-3

The Sabbath is the seventh that was observed as the day of rest just after Jesus was crucified and before Jesus was resurrected on the first day of the week – Luke 23:50, Luke 24:1


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11. Should I Keep All The Ten Commandments?

God’s commandments are enduring – Psalm 111:7-8

Every commandment is important – Matthew 5:18

They form a complete whole –James 2:10

Love for God is demonstrated through obedience to his commandments – John 14:15, John 15:10


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12. When Will Jesus Come Again?

No one knows the day nor the hour when Jesus will come again – Matthew 25:13

The signs tell us that Jesus will return soon – Luke 21:25-28

Jesus’ return will be sudden and surprising to many – 2 Peter 3:10

Since we do not know the day when Jesus will return, we should always be ready – Matthew 24:44


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13. What Is Jesus Doing In Heaven While We Await His Second Coming?

 He is preparing a place for us – John 14:1-3

He is administering the work of redemption – Hebrews 8:1-2

We can learn more about Jesus’ work in heaven from a study of the Old Testament Sanctuary services – Exodus 25:8, Hebrews 8:4-6

He is determining the eternal destiny of each person – Daniel 7:9-10, Acts 17:31, Romans 2:16, 2 Timothy 4:8, Revelations 22:12


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14. What Will Happen At Jesus’ Second Advent?

He will execute judgment on every human being. Revelation 22:12

The dead in Christ will be resurrected and shall put on immortality and those who are alive and faithful to Christ will be changed from mortal to immortal beings. 1 Corinthians 15:50-53

The righteous who have been resurrected and the righteous who are alive at the time of the second advent will be caught up to meet Jesus. 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17

The righteous who have been caught up with Jesus at the Second Advent will reign with Jesus in heaven for 1000 years. Revelation 20:4-6, John 14:1-3, Philippians 3:20

At the Second Advent of Christ, those who were not faithful to Christ and are alive, the brightness of the Coming of Christ will slay them. 2 Thessalonians 2:8

Additional Notes:

After the 1000 years are expired, those in heaven will return in the New Jerusalem, Revelation 21:2

At that time, all the dead who did not accept Jesus’ saving grace will be resurrected. They along with Satan and his evil forces will mount a final challenge against the reign of Christ. Fire will come down from heaven and devour them all. Revelation 20:6-15


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And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” John 8:32 (NKJV)
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