Question: Why are the twelve apostles all men? Answer: God does not tell us why all the apostles were men.  To attempt an answer is to speculate, as God did not tell us his reasons.  So…. My response is just my own opinion, and you should take that for what it is worth. There are […]

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Question: Are Richard Dawkins points valid in his response against faith as the only way to morality?   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VgHoyTvyh4o       [note: in this youtube video Dawkins claims that secular humanists have created a better kind of morality than religion] Answer: As usual for Richard Dawkins, he resorts to pure rhetoric and chooses to simply […]

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Question: I’ve searched your site regarding marijuana use, and have found a few articles. However, they are a bit dated, and I’m wondering if you have any updated information given its current legal status in some states – and pending legal status in California.   My husband and I lead a group where two women smoke […]

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Question: How does the view on suffering in Christianity differ from other religions?   Does Christianity have a better answer? Answer: A great question.  Before I describe the different worldviews and their view of suffering, let me note that individuals may not act according to the worldview that they appear to believe in.  Although atheists, […]

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Question: I would like your opinion on two recent news items. First, is the situation at The National Cathedral in Washington D.C. where Muslims were allowed to hold service.  Secondly, the story of the pope praying at a Mosque while facing Mecca. Would these be considered blasphemy? Can’t see where Jesus would approve of such […]

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Question: I’ve been interacting with a lot of punk rockers on facebook and on occasion one will post something anti religious and I’ve been making some gentle answers.  However, I am hoping you can help me with the question below.   Do you either have verses for me to cite or some short hand answers for this […]

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Question: I have a couple of questions that are somewhat related. A good friend and myself were discussing what happened to Robin Williams. My friend’s dad committed suicide many years ago, under very similar circumstances. He tried for years to get help, but in the end, he decided to do what he did. My friend […]

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This course was taught by Kedron Jones, a board member for the Apologetics Research Society. The aim of this course was to train and equip individuals to winsomely and articulately communicate the content of the pro-life position in an attractive manner. Successful pro-life apologists pursue four essential tasks. First, they clarify the debate by focusing public […]

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[editor’s note: this question is not apologetics, but I get many questions on this topic, and thought I would address it.  J. O.] Question: Can you respond to this video on homosexuality and the Bible?    http://www.upworthy.com/there-are-6-scriptures-about-homosexuality-in-the-bible-heres-what-they-really-say?g=2&c=bl3 Response: I understand the arguments, but I definitely disagree with the conclusion of this person. First of all, […]

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Question: I was trying to do some research on the claims that the founding fathers of the United States either believed in God and or were Christians.   I understand that the founding fathers were guided by secular ideas, and self, class, or state interests. Do most scholars believe that the fathers were deists, while other scholars […]

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QUESTION: This question has been burning in me for a while and has currently been re-kindled by a recent current event. I do not know if you have ever heard of a Christian ministry known as “Exodus International,” but they were a group of Christians dedicated to “helping” homosexuals rid themselves of their desires through […]

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Question: Why do some Christians believe homosexuality is acceptable whereas in the Bible it is clearly condemed? Answer: Why do some people who call themselves Christians believe homosexuality is acceptable? I am afraid you will have to ask these people why for yourself. It is not my job to judge the motives of other people. I […]

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Question: I have a question regarding the Kalam argument: Can the universe or universes can come from quantum random fluctuations? Is the quantum vacuum part of the universe (material, energy)? What exactly is a vacuum in quatum physics? Finally, can you give me some tips about how to study apologetics books? How can I remember […]

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QUESTION:  I have met homosexuals who would like not to be.   In other words, their homosexuality is not chosen. I recognize the Bible considers homosexual acts as an “abomination”. I accept that in a non-fallen world, homosexuality would not likely have happened. However, even though the Bible is clear on its stance against homosexual activity, […]

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Question: I was reading about the Westboro Baptist Church protesting at the Newtown, Conn. funeral that was held for the slaying of the 20 children and 6 adults. The church was “giving praise to God for executing His judgement” in reference to Connecticut’s promotion of gay marriage. At first, I was abhorred by this, considering […]

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Question: What does the Bible say happens to homosexuals? If it is not a choice how can it be a sin and mean being sent to hell upon death? I’m a Christian but have a few homosexual friends who are bitter towards the church because of this, what should I tell them? Answer: The Bible […]

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Question: I have been reading some articles on Wikipedia lately about different categories of sexual preference and gender identities.  One interesting category is "intersexual people."  These people are ones whose biological sex is ambiguous because they have both male and female anatomies.  Many in the past and even today believe that such people cannot be […]

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Question:  Someone has mentioned this website to me that gives an argument that homosexuality is not a sin, that we think it’s a sin because we misunderstand what the biblical meaning of the word "homosexual" means.  Here is the website:  http://www.soulforce.org/article/homosexuality-bible-gay-christian  I am sure something is wrong here, but I cannot see why.  Can you […]

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Questions:,1. Who is the Mechelsadeck? 2. Can a Christian be a blood donor(give own blood to others)?,Answer:,Melchizedek was the ruler of Salem in Canaan. Salem later became known as Jerusalem. He is a very enigmatic figure in the Bible. He was not a Jew, yet he was a worshipper of Jehovah/God. When Abraham returned from […]

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Question: I want to ask about “Education”. Where did education came from? Who started it? What does the Bible or God says about it? How should a disciple of Jesus feel about worldly educational systems? In my mind that education comes from the world, and in our generation in finding a job the standard of […]

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Question:,Would voting for Hilary Clinton for President be unbiblical, as she is a woman in authority position?,Answer:,Let me answer your question with another question. What passage in the Bible can you use to show that women cannot take a leadership role in a secular job?,OK, now we have that out of the way. There is […]

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Question/Comment: I have a question about the word pharmakea which appears in the sin list in Galatians 5:19-21. Probably because of the problems I see personally with people taking pharmaceuticals. Especially psychological (which are mind altering) drugs. I don’t know of anyone who does well spiritually who take these medicines. I also believe that God […]

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Question: You have spoken about the 2nd law of theromdynamics and entropy. I understand this specifically applies to chemical reactions, but the principal that things move from a more ordered to a less ordered state seems to be the overriding nature of everything in the post-fallen world. Governments, societies, our bodys, everything we put our […]

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Question: I am curious about the Biblical explanation of homosexuals and omnisexuals as advanced by Paul in Romans chapter 1. Paul claims that homosexuality is a punishment for idolatry. However, homosexual behavior is exhibited in over 1500 species of animals with roughly the same percentages as human beings across the globe. If it caused by […]

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Question: Should Christians allow themselves to watch movies that have sinful activities such as sex scenes, cursing, violence, etc? Answer: There is no simple answer to this question. We need to look at Bible passages which give principles to answer such quesions. One helpful passage in in Psalms 102:3; “I will set before my eyes […]

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Question: I was wondering what philosophical/theological argument could be mustered in favour of the proposition that people should not commit suicide. A bit of background to the question might help. From a secularist perspective, surely we are ultimately going to die anyway. Our lives will necessarily end with a certain degree of pain and suffering […]

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Question: What is the Christian response to having political affiliations such as being a conservative, liberal, or independent? Does the bible say anything about participating in a political life such as voting, protesting, being a politician, etc? The reason I’m asking is because there are churches that seem to be strongly conservative and then there […]

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Question: Here is a situation that I have come up against just lately, and would like your opinion. I listened to a CD by David Bercot, author of “Will the Real Heretics Please Stand Up?,” about the stance of the early Christians on divorce and remarriage. He states pretty clearly that it was the original […]

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Question: I am currently enrolled in a college course discussing Western Religions. Currently the topic is Christianity. For the most part, the information presented has been bias, and not exactly fair. A recent topic of discussion has been how the religion may be oppressive to woman. Certain scriptures that were pointed out were : Ephesians […]

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IS IT RIGHT TO UNDERGO plastic surgery if you do like a particular part of your body. I cannot think of a passage in the Bible which condems the use of plastic surgery. In fact, plastic surgery did not exist in the time of the New Testament! A general principle of the Bible is that […]

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I was wondering about 1Tim2:9-10 and its relation to 1 Peter 3:3-4. I do not understand whether it means we are forbidden to wear pearls, gold and/or have our hair braided, or whether it is just a lesson that our obvious beauty should be of good deeds, etc. What do your think God is teaching […]

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A sister in the church told me that the word unfaithful can mean other things besides being sexually unfaithful, in terms of divorce. But from what I understand you can only divorce if your spouse has been sexually unfaithful. What does God (the Bible) say? I will assume that you are referring to the text […]

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Have you read Peter Gomes’ “The Good Book”? If so, how would you respond to the argument he makes in chapter 8 regarding homosexuality? I have not read this book. I did look it up at Amazon and looked at the table of contents and a few excerpts from the book. The chapter in question […]

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