Bob wants to know why we humans believe that, after we die, we would be sent to a place based on what we did when we lived. He wants proof that Heaven and Hell exist.

How many prophets are listed in the Bible? Here's a start....let me know if I've missed any prophets. Thanks!

A lot of people have written and asked for a list of the meanings of the names of people in the Bible. Most of them come from readers of Name Changes in the Bible, one of the most popular GodWords articles. So: you asked for it, you've got it.

One of the most popular articles on GodWords is What Does Jesus Mean?. The article gets a lot of comments requesting the meaning of Bible names, so I thought it was time to begin a list of Jesus' name in different languages.

At the beginning of the Bible we see an account of the creation of the universe. Here is the order of creation as outlined in the first chapter of Genesis: Day One? Light.

The video below is a bit long, but it illustrates a very meaningful point: we tend to see only what we want to see. Belgian painter Luc Tuymans is apparently very, very famous in the art world. He agreed to help with an experiment.

Postmodernism is the idea is that reality is subjective...that there is no absolute truth, and that reality differs from person to person. The phrase "what's true for you might not be true for me" typifies a postmodern point of view.

Wow. Good stuff! I've always wondered whether visitors to my church (not just my current one) felt this way. Is your church totally lame? Do you see yourself in this video?

Despite being a Christian for most of my life (or perhaps because of it) I find most 'Christian-y' stuff trite, overdone, derivative or lame. At first glance, I thought this video would be just that.

Simon Peter was one of Jesus' first disciples. His given name was Simon, sometimes spelled Symeon. Simon is the English rendering of the Hebrew name Shimon. Shimon comes from the Hebrew word shema.

Let's look at Romans 16:7. Greet Andronicus and Junia, my fellow Jews who have been in prison with me. They are outstanding among the apostles, and they were in Christ before I was.

2017 was another good year. Since many GodWords readers like to know about such things, I usually post a year-end review. Where do GodWords readers live? Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda...

Adrian asked a question that I'd never heard before: if Noah had obligate carnivores (carnivores that must eat meat to thrive) on the ark, what did they eat?

It's been some time since my most recent post. I've been extraordinarily busy at work (thanks, God) and at home. That doesn't mean I haven't been working hard to share the Gospel, though. I've created a new website:

In this video from Reasonable Faith, Anselm's Ontological Argument is presented. Anselm of Canterbury wrote that God is "that than which nothing greater can be conceived", and believed that if it's possible that a 'maximally great' being exists, then that being must exist. See what you think.

Some people doubt that Jesus actually existed. They claim that some first-century men made up a story, and that a bunch of people were fooled into believing it. I've heard from a lot of skeptics of Christianity, and there's a fair number who claim that Jesus never actually existed.

Teleskoid asked: "Why does the Bible completely forbid something like a homosexual loving marriage? It seems to be rather unfair to me." That seems like a good question.

Francis Chan takes less than two minutes to put us back on track. How many times have we believed that memorizing a Bible verse was as important as obeying it? I'm certainly not a great example of what Chan is talking about, but it's my goal to do better.

In a recent online discussion a friend claimed that you can love God, or you can love yourself, but not both. To support his claim he cited 2 Timothy 3. Here's the passage in question:

I always appreciate when a leader lets me peek into the inner workings of their thought processes. Greg Koukl of Stand to Reason trains believers to defend their faith. This video is an excerpt from his podcast: Make sure you've understood the opposing viewpoint...

First-time visitors won't notice anything different, of course...but returning GodWords visitors will notice a huge design changeĀ for my website. When I'm not studying and posting on GodWords, I'm a freelance web designer.

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