Bible Characters – Biblical Teachings

Armageddon

Did you know that Armageddon literally means Mountain of Megeddon, which perplexes scholars because there are no mountains on the site of Megeddon.

The Beatitudes

Jesus' beatitudes are written without a verb meaning they describe present reality not a future time. Blessed or Happy is "markarios", a word describing complete happiness, the realm of the gods.

The Concept of Hell

There is no mention of hell in the Old Testament. The Old Testament talks about Sheol, which is a watery underworld where everyone went, whether they were Jew or Gentile, good or bad.

The Day of the Lord

The Day of the Lord refers to a series of events that will happen when the world ends. It would comprise both disaster and salvation.

Higher Priesthood of Melchizedek

The priesthood of Melchizedek required one sacrifice for sins (Jesus), whereas the Levitical priesthood made endless sacrifices on a daily basis.

Mariology

Mariology is the study of Mary, Jesus' mother, whom many consider the model of purity and virtue.

Millennium

Find out what premillennialism, amillenialism, and postmillennialism are here.

The Pastoral Letters

These letters were written to church congregations to address problems that had arose among the members.

Salt and Light in the Sermon on the Mount

After the blessings stated in the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus begins to discuss witnessing.

Sermon on the Mount - Adultery

Jesus states, "Whoever looks on a woman to lust after her has already committed adultery."

Sermon on the Mount - Anger

Jesus advises us on how to deal with anger.

Sermon on the Mount - Divorce

Jesus goes against the modern theory and shares his thoughts on divorce.

Sermon on the Mount - Oaths

Jesus says, "It has been said, 'Don't break your oaths,' but I say, 'Don't make any oaths.'"

Sermon on the Mount - Retaliation

In these passages on retaliation Jesus give us four very interesting examples of how act when we are mistreated or if someone asks us for something.

Wisdom Literature

Wisdom Literatures includes Proverbs, Job, and Ecclesiastes. These books include poems, instructions, pithy sayings (proverbs), and dialogue.

Bible Characters