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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Where in the Bible did God promise David that he would place one of his descendants on his throne? That would be in 2 Chronicles 17:12-14 and Psalms 89:4 as well as 2 Samuel 7:14-16. Other passages could be used as well, such as Psalms 2:7, where he is speaking through David to his “son” […]

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In the Transfiguration, (Mt 17:3) Moses and Elijah appeared to Jesus. Where had they been all the while? They weren’t in heaven right? Jesus said no one had been to heaven except Himself (Jn 3:13). Then where were they?? Also what exactly happened in the passage given below? I mean aren’t the dead to rise […]

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What about the Giants like Goliath? Is there any record outside the Bible that describes them? And how can I explain 2 Samuel 21:19? I suppose you will find some one who will claim that some obscure reference to giants in the literature of the Assyrians or the Egyptians or so forth supports the Biblical […]

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