How do you reconcile the accounts in Matthew and Luke regarding the events immediately following the birth of Jesus? In Matthew, Jesus is brought to Egypt from Bethlehem and then later to Nazareth after the death of Herod. In Luke, from Bethlehem he is brought to Jerusalem and then immediately to Nazareth. The way Matthew […]

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Was Satan kicked out of Heaven? There is a very common belief that Satan was kicked out of heaven. Yet, perhaps surprisingly, you will not find this clearly stated in the Bible. This is one of many examples of a common misconception taking on the appearance of authority or truth simply because it is repeated […]

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When God destroyed the earth with great flood all the creatures of ground and air were destroyed (Gen 7:22-23), but what about the creatures of water ? Were they also destroyed? There is no evidence in Genesis that the creatures in water were destroyed wholesale by the flood–be they fresh or salt-water life. It would […]

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Did the “disciples” get baptized again on the day of Pentecost or was Jesus baptism the same as for the forgiveness of sins? This is a fairly common question. Unfortunately, to answer the question requires speculation. The Bible simply does not answer this questions. You can assume that the answer you get to this question […]

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*Did the messianic prophecies foretell of the “second coming?” *Does God explicitly reveal to Moses the 8 day circumcision decision procedure or is it more like it was a “best practices” act that was handed down over generations and then was written down by Moses? *Do we know how long Jesus was in Egypt? There […]

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Have you noticed there are two accounts in the bible of Jesus cursing the fig tree and when Jesus drove the money changers out? In one account, Jesus drove the money changers out and then cursed the fig tree the next day. (Matthew 21:10-22). And in the other account he cursed the fig tree first […]

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I’m writing to ask if you have any explanation for one apparent discrepancy that I have often wondered about: “three days and three nights”. I have read that the “days” part of that statement was due to the Jewish tradition of counting any part of a day as a whole day in the description of […]

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Why dopastors still preach teach and insist on Old Testament laws when the same stand cancelled in the New Testament? Preachers teach the need for Christians to follow the Old Testament law because of bad theology. This is one of the most common false doctrines in the “Christian” world. Different religious groups teach the need […]

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In anew Comparative Religion course I’m taking at school. we’re currently studying Hinduism and will soon move on to Buddhism its actually quite fascinating. Hinduism, with all its splendid contradictions and incongruities, is really not that bad of a religion. Dont get me wrong, my faith is not wavering but I found that studying the […]

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Genesis 11:1 says that the world at that time “had one language and a common speech.” However, Genesis 10:5 seems to imply that there was more than one language at that same time. Please explain this. I can think of a couple of possible explanations, but the most obvious one is probably correct. Although Genesis […]

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I have been studying the new testament for the past 6 months and found a lot of encouragement generally throughout and it was leading me to begin to believe, though some parts of the text I found a bit troubling and not often addressed by other Christians other preachers. I even discovered some misinformation on […]

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In Luke 2:49 Jesus refers to Temple of Jerusalem as his father’s house. Also, King Solomon built this Temple for God according to His instruction. However, in Acts 17:24 it is taught that God does not live in any human built building. I am having some difficulty to explain this issue can you please help […]

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What does the Bible says about slavery? Many people have tried to argue that since the Bible endorses slavery, citing certain pauline letters which seem to encourage compliance with slavery, then the Bible must be flawed and therefore not the word of God. I was wondering how you would answer this? Also, if God made […]

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If our righteousness must surpass that of the Pharisee to enter the kingdom, should we be perfect as our Father in heaven is? Are there any exceptions according to Christ? It seems that the scriptures say you must be perfect according to the Gospels, but Paul mentions grace. Yet Christ never mentions the word grace. […]

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You have said, based on Luke and Hebrews, that if a person continues sinning constantly after they have received the Holy Spirit they will be dammed to hell-what about the prodigal son story of God always forgiving, and always being able to come back to God? Excellent question. Of course, the story of the prodigal […]

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I have really been struggling a lot over this one… I believe that the Bible is the inspired word of God, and thus does not contain obvious error and contradictions that would make it untrustworthy. Yet upon reading the gospel accounts of Peter’s denial of Jesus, there seems to be a glaring contradiction here. In […]

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I would say that at first glance this passage might be difficult to understand if one were assuming it was about judgment day. God is talking about bringing physical judgment on the city of Jerusalem and on Judah for their unrighteous deeds. In fact, that is the main subject of Ezekiel chapters 20-23. Israel had […]

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As far as God condoning killing, I understand that he hates sin and so seeks to establish justice on the earth; however, it’s not that he condones killing that bothers me, but that he used Israel to do it! Israel was as sinful (if not more so) than the nations surrounding them. Sinful people killing […]

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The NIV has the term ‘deaconnesses’ in the footnotes. Biblically is there such a thing as a deaconness and what would their role be if there is? There are two questions implied here. One is whether there is such a thing as a deaconess, and the other is whether this is implied by the Bible. […]

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I’m studying with two Mormons currently and a question was brought up that stumped me. I was asked “what happens to people who haven’t heard about Christ”. They weren’t referring to individuals today but to the time before Christ and even people on different continents. After reading the book of Mormon I see they believe […]

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In Leviticus 11:20 it says the Israelites must not eat ‘four-legged’ insects. I was wondering what ‘four’ meant for that passage and if all insects were considered four-legged literally? Actually, my English translation says “all flying insects that walk on all fours are to be detestable to you.” I would take “all fours” to be […]

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