Common Questions

We all have questions from time to time. Regardless of how long you've been studying the Bible, sometimes we need to dig deeper into a topic. Below are some common questions along with our 'best attempt' to answer them. Please remember, the staff at your church [Find A Church] are there to help and should be able to elaborate on any questions you may have.

We strive to provide the most biblically accurate, honest answers. If you'd like to share a question and/or add more information to any answer under a question, please feel free to Contact Us.

Why are some old testament books missing under the Open English Bible translation?

Answer: They have yet to be translated into a copyright free way. God willing, they are coming soon.

If you don't provide a way for people to donate money, how do you cover operating expenses?

Answer: God provides.

When was website created?

Answer: build process started in June of 2017 and was first launched in September of 2017. It continues to receive updated functionality and information tools to help you read, study, and memorize God's word so that it may be easier applied to one's life.

Why build another Bible website? There are already good ones out there...

Answer: was created to offer functionality that was absent from many Bible websites, aid in the distribution of the message of Jesus Christ, and empower those whom study the Word with powerful search and user friendly web interface design techniques.

What web technologies were used to build

Answer: was created using Microsoft's .Net Core with an MS SQL Server 2014 database backend. The programming languages and skill sets used are as follows:

  • ASP.Net C# MVC using .Net Core
  • jQuery (for AJAX and DOM adjustments)
  • 3 tier solution [DAL, Common, UI]
  • Custom Web API 2 service for audio delivery
  • Auto mapper (for efficient object mapping)
  • (used in DAL)
  • MS SQL Server (the database)
  • Bootstrap 4 (for Responsive Design)
  • Fontawesome (for the icons)
  • Fireworks (for images/Graphics design)
  • Web Developer: Bryant Sharp

What is the Sinner's Prayer for Salvation?

The sinners prayer is a common Christian term for a prayer that is said when someone wants to repent of their sin, ask God for forgiveness, and verbally state their belief in the life, death, and saving resurrection of Jesus Christ.

"For, if with your lips you acknowledge the truth of the message that JESUS IS LORD, and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For with their hearts people believe and so attain to righteousness, while with their lips they make their Profession of faith and so find salvation." Romans 10:9-10

Christ's death on the cross paid in full the debt of our sin. Action must be taken to take hold of the gift.

Dear God, I know that I am a sinner and there is nothing that I can do to save myself. I confess my complete helplessness to forgive my own sin or to work my way to heaven through any good works. At this moment I trust Christ alone and receive by faith all Grace purchased by Jesus as the One who bore my sin when He died on the cross. I believe that He did all that will ever be necessary for me to stand in your holy presence. I thank you that Christ was raised from the dead as a guarantee of my own resurrection. As best as I can, I now transfer my trust to Him and by my faith take hold of His grace and love for me. I am grateful that He has promised to receive me despite my many sins and failures. Thank you for your word that will guide me as to how I should live my remaining days. Please grant me the wisdom to discern correctly and motivation to grow my faith, obedience, understanding, appreciation, and love for you. Thank you for your Grace and mercy that I do not deserve. Thank you that my salvation is not based on my level of performance in my short life but in my receiving what your victory on the cross did pay for. Thank you that I can receive by my faith alone, your glorious gift of salvation. Thank you for hearing this prayer and for saving me. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.