Provocative Bible Studies

Rom 12:2  Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what is the good and acceptable and the perfect will of God.   

    On this page you will find a comprehensive list of studies that I have compiled from various authors including myself .  I think these subjects should be reviewed by any serious Bible student, or seaker of Bible understanding and truth. The Bible itself states that truth comes from the scriptures (2 Themothy 3:16). Either there is a creator that is responsible for who, and what we are, or we as living creatures will die, and cease to exist with no after life (Ecclesiastes 9:5).  If that is the case, then there is no reason for living because your memory is gone forever. I have found for myself that the Bible is the source of all necessary knowledge that cannot otherwise be found by science or man's explaination. The Bible explains who God is, who and what man is, what life is all about, also what the future will hold for us.  Human beings are at the top of the food chain. There must be a purpose to all of our history throughout the ages. There also should be instructions as to how we should conduct ourselves if we wish to live happily now, and attain a life that continues on beyond this physical existence that we are now experiencing. I hope the articles will indeed provoke you to think. Bob Widmer


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THE BIBLE DOES NOT SAY THAT  New!  Article goes into many aspects of Bible subjects with considerations you may have never heard. DOWNLOAD WORD.pdf

ROME'S CHALLENGE  Why do Protestants Keep Sunday? Article from the Sept. 1893 Catholic Mirror.

DEATH - THEN WHAT? What happens at death? Is that all there is?

THE PURPOSE OF MANKIND  Why Is Man? Why are we here? Is there a Creator? Does He tell us WHY?

TRADITIONAL CONCEPT OF HELL Traditional Concept of HELL a myth.

THE TRINITY  To be known as a Christian today, it is expected that a person profess belief in the trinity.

THE RESURRECTION WAS NOT ON SUNDAY Can you figure three days and three nights between sunset "Good Friday" and sunrise "Easter Sunday"?

"BORN AGAIN"?  You must be born again. Just exactly what do you mean? Do you know?

KJV TRANSLATION ERRORS Why Are There Errors in the King James Version?

COMMENTARY ON BIBLE PREFACES A commentary on various Bible prefaces and introductions.

CHRISTMAS - MESSIAH'S BIRTHDAY?  Do you know the origin of Christmas? What about the Christmas tree -- of "Santa Claus," -- of the mistletoe, -- of the holly-wreath, -- of the yule log?  Does Christmas really celebrate the birthday of the Messiah? Was He born on December 25th? Did the early church of the New Testament celebrate Christmas?

HALLOWEEN - SATAN'S TRICK  "All-Hallows' Eve or Hallowe'en (31 October), also called 'Nutcrack Night' and 'Holy Eve'.

EASTER - A RELIGIOUS COUNTERFIT People believe they are worshipping the resurrection of their Messiah. Some even look at it as a melding of the resurrection with the Jewish Passover. Easter, strange term?

THE SABBATH DAY  What happened?  When did that change?  Who changed it?  Who had the authority?  Is the change in days found in Scriptures?

BIBLE DAYS vs HOLIDAYS  News Year's Day, Easter, Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. Are these the days we should keep in reverence to the Biblical God?

REPENTANCE AND BAPTISM   First we must repent.  What does that involve? Baptism, what is it?  Why is it done?  What is the purpose?  What does it mean?  Are there requirements to be met first?  Are there precedents of it in the Old Testament?

WATER BAPTISM - NEW INVENTION?   Many will see the "washings" ritual as a forerunner of baptism.

JUSTIFICATION (Whose Faith?)  Some points to consider concerning the issue of salvation. Is it by faith alone, work, or is there more to it?

SATAN'S QUEST  A new article explaining what the deceiver, the Devil, is doing, and what is his intent.

The articles between these two lines are about the importance and confusion concerning the names of God.
NAMES - FATHER AND SON  Luke 11 states: when you pray say "Father, hallowed be thy Name".... What is it?  What did Messiah's mother and friends call Him?

WHAT ABOUT JEHOVAH? Jehovah is not really His name at all, but it is a artificial name that was invented by man.

IS THE NAME YHWH in the NEW TESTAMENT? Why did the New Testament writers NOT include the Divine Name in their writings ... or Did They?

OUR GOD?  Do We Honor our Father by Referring to Him as "Our God"?

THE MISTAKEN "J"  A Book. How did we come to use this modern letter to cause much confusion?

THE THIRD COMMANDMENT  What does it mean? Short and to the point. NEW CLICK HERE FOR MP3 AUDIO

THE HOLY SPIRIT  Just what is that spirit?   Is it an individual entity?   Or part of a trinity?   Is it a ghost?   Where does it come from?   What does it do?   What is its purpose?

THE HOLY SPIRIT  What The Holy Spirit Is... And Isn't.

LAZARUS and the RICH MAN   Do people burn forever in a Hell-fire? DO SAVED mothers up in heaven see the writhing and hear the shrieks of their own lost children down in hell?

THE MESSIAH IN THE OLD TESTAMENT  "Believers"sometimes have a hard time seeing Him in the Torah
(the five books of Moses, or the Pentatuch)

WHY WE MUST BELIEVE MESSIAH In recent years, there have been more and more attacks on the validity of Yahushua being the Messiah. The purpose of this study is not to refute every claim, but to demonstrate (primarily from the Tanakh/old testament) that Yahushua is the Messiah.

PASSOVER TIMING, AND THE NIGHT TO BE MUCH OBSERVED  Updated 04/12/06 A new look at the subject DOWNLOAD Word .DOC

COLOSSIANS 2:   The handwriting of ordinances. A clarification of the matter.

MATTHEW 5:17-19  Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets...

PAUL AND THE LAW   Paul never said the Law was abolished.  Read for yourself. (This is a MS Word Document)

THE HOLY SCRIPTURES  For hundreds of years now, most scholars of the Scriptures have known that the Holy Scriptures have been misused and abused, not only by the early scribes, but also by the translators themselves.

CLEAN AND UNCLEAN  What is this business about clean and unclean foods? What was Peter talking about?

TONGUES, LANGUAGE OR GIBBERISH?  What is meant by tongues? Does it refer to real languages? Or to useless gibberish that someone "claims" to interpret?

JUDAISM, THE RELIGION OF MOSES?  This is a long and in depth article on the subject. This is one man's opinion.

CIRCUMCISION  Is it necessary today?  What about Abraham and the covenent? Isn't in the Law?

THE CULT QUESTIONNAIRE  You may be in a cult if...  This article gives a list of things to conside

THE ONLY TRUE CHURCH OF GOD There are many church groups that claim they are the only true church.