Are ghosts the spirits of the dead?

Ghosts are not the spirits of the deceased The Bible teaches that the dead are sleeping in their graves awaiting the resurrection. “All that are in the graves shall hear his voice, And shall come forth” (John 5:28, 29). The prophet David is dead yet he has not ascended to heaven. “David … is both … Read more
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What did the Gibeonites do to escape destruction?

When the conquest of Israel started on Canaan, the reports of the victories of Israel reached the Canaanites and frightened their kings – Hittites, Amorites, Canaanites, Perizzites,  Hivites, and Jebusites. So, they joint their military forces to war against God’s children. The Gibeonites’ lie But when the Gibeonites heard how Joshua had destroyed the cities … Read more
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Why did God kill Uzzah when he touched the Ark?

The ark was for some time at Abinadab’s house in Gaale of Judah (2 Samuel 6:3). But King David wanted to bring it to Jerusalem. So, he went there with thirty thousand men of Israel to bring the Ark with joy and signing to his place. And they set the ark of God on a … Read more
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What are some Bible related terms to the word hell?

The word hell is used over 50 times in the Scriptures but only over 10 times where it refers to burning. The following are Bible terms that are related to the word Hell: Sheol: This is a Hebrew word in the Old Testament depicting the grave or resting place of the dead, some translations such … Read more
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Do the righteous meet Jesus exactly after death? 

The Bible teaches that when people die, they sleep in their graves till the Resurrection Day (Psalm 13:3; Daniel 12:2; Acts 7:60; Job 14:12; 1 Corinthians 15:18). Jesus Himself called death a state of sleep (John 11:11-13). So, what happens at death? The Bible tells us, “Then shall the dust return to the earth as … Read more
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Will God forgive someone that commits suicide?

You have asked a good question that many people wonder about. Some have at one time thought of committing suicide because of some severe hardships they went through. But as life moves on, there appears new circumstances, new opportunities, and new openings to the once closed doors. And those that once thought of suicide are … Read more
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Will a person get a second chance to repent after they die?

The scriptures don’t teach that people will have a second chance to repent of their sins and accept God’s offer of salvation after they die. But rather it teaches judgment will follow death,  “it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment” (Hebrews 9:27). God gave humans a probationary period of … Read more
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