QUESTION: Is social drinking bad?  Should Christians abstain from alcohol like Muslims do?  The Bible warns against drunkeness and taking drugs.  If so, then what does 1 Timothy 5:23 mean? Answer: This is an interesting question for a Christian Evidences web site! To answer this question, I really need the context of the question. What […]

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QUESTION: What is the context of James 5:16?  What does confessing our sins have in relation to anointing the sick and him being raised up? Is that a commandment from Jesus to confess our sins to each other in any context? Answer: It does appear that James is a bit random in what he is talking […]

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Question: I want to study out the New Testament and learn the Greek/Hebrew original words to understand it better.  Do you know of any good Bibles, or concordances, etc? Answer: I commend your desire to “take it deeper” and to study the scriptures more comprehensively.  We tend to get out of our Bible study in […]

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Question: Prov 26:4-5 seem to contradict. I’m trying to figure out how to deal with the foolish arguments of someone I know, and I can’t figure out whether to argue back or answer!!! Input??? Prov 26:4 Don’t answer the foolish arguments of fools, or you will become as foolish as they are. Prov 26:5 Be […]

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QUESTION: What is Splankna Therapy?  Is it valid and why can’t just anyone be trained in it?  Is there a fallout from it?  [Editor’s note:  We asked Dense MacKenzie, an expert in this therapy to provide an answer] Answer: Splankna Therapy offers a Christian protocol for Energy Psychology developed from an integration of Neuro-Emotional technique, […]

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Question: I’ve had several debates lately, one a Christian and an unbeliever re: the paganism involved in our holidays (i.e. Christmas/Easter).  I’ve already forwarded the article you had on Christmas to them, however, now there’s the debate w/ Easter and my believing friend is even arguing that if the OT law is obsolete, than why did Jesus […]

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Question: I have been dealing with cancer. Morman missionaries have been coming by to offer to help me. Their women arranged meals….etc. Super sweet and loving. I tell them my convictions and read to them in Romans where it begins”Love must be sincere”.  They have assured me that they will continue to love me and […]

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QUESTION:  Should a Christian attend an infant baptism at a Roman Catholic church?  I have gotten conflicting advice in my church (editor’s note: in the Philippines) regarding this issue.  Some say its ok some say it is not, because of the false doctrine of infant baptism that we should refute. Answer: This is what some call […]

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What do you think about the Jehovah’s Witness group? Question: I have a question to ask you if you have the time. Jehovah’s Witnesses often knock on my door; unlike a lot of people, I invite them in. We have friendly discussions and I advise them that there is not the faintest chance of them […]

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Question: Is there really a God? Are the proverbs, histories, and all spiritual teachings in the Bible (either Old or New Testament or both) recycled from preceding spiritual teachings of the day (outside of that of the Jews, hence, originated in man) Why can’t we see God or "prove" His existence? How can we experience […]

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Question: My question is on the anointing oil referred to in James 5:14. What do you make of the olive oil the Pentecostals use to anoint different things including buildings? They always quote James 5 to substantiate their claim. Who prepared this oil in James 5 or what is its origin? If there is a […]

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Question: What do you think about demonic possession? How does one respond to a Christian who claims that they have had a demon tormenting them (so much that they cannot forget the pain of it and makes it hard for them to go to sleep)? Having studied out mental disorders, I am a bit skeptical […]

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Question: About your article on fasting: Jesus said WHEN, not IF you fast.  He used the same word WHEN in Luke 14:12-14 WHEN thou givest a dinner or a supper (when you lay out a big feast).  That can’t be construed as Jesus ordering people to throw feasts, Jesus was addressing the attitude of the […]

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Question: In studying the Bible carefully, I noticed that the type of wine which is mentioned in the New Testament is actually the unfermented grape juice. Certainly this is evidence that the Bible forbids the consumption of wine.  You seem to say in your book Reasons for Belief that moderate consumption of wine is not bad. on what basis […]

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Pregunta:   ¿Hay alguna base bíblica o escritura que soporte que ayunemos parcialmente o de algúna cosa por determinado tiempo? ¿es igualmente aceptable y agradable para Dios? Muchas gracias por tu atención a nuestras inquietudes. Respuesta: .No hay apoyo bíblico, por lo que yo sé de un ayuno parcial o para el ayuno de algo distinto […]

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Question: If someone leaves the church what can he or she do to return?  Another question:  Does a person who leaves the church lose thier salvation? Answer:  The Bible does not prescribe a fixed means by which those who have chosen to leave the church should be returned to the fellowship.   We could look to 1 Corinthians 5 […]

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Question: Someone once said something like this "Even if someone tells me the truth, I will above it hold God’s truth". I can go online and search for the ark of the covenant, or Noah’s ark, and I can find all sorts of lies. I can go online or to libraries and find books talking […]

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Question: I have heard that Christianity has a lot of pagan influence, can you comment on this? Answer: Believe it or not, this is actually a fairly complicated question.  There are several aspects of how to answer the question.  First, how much Pagan influence was there in the original Christianity taught by Jesus and the apostles.  […]

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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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Questions:     (several questions are followed by the answer to all of them below) 1.  Does 1 Cor. 7:10-11 really say that divorced couples ought to remarry if they can?  I thought Jesus taught that a divorce was final.  I don’t think Paul is talking about a couple who merely separates because he says the woman […]

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Question: Could you please explain what man’s righteous anger looks like.  I see Jesus’ reaction in Mt.21:12 and Moses in  Ex.32:19, but how can righteous anger be understood in a Christian life dealing with the sin of another Christian?  What would that look like? Answer: I think that in order to know what righteous anger might look like, we […]

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Question: Would you say that Proverbs 25:17 applies in our one another relationships as Disciples? Justin; I would say that this proverb principally applies to our neighbor who is not necessarily our brother in the church, but in principle it could even apply to our relationship with other Christians.  Of course, as with Proverbs in […]

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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: Where can I find balanced information on historical/theological reading of the Word? As a born again, Bible-following Christian for 22 years, I’m always excitied to read of some archaeological development that sheds light on people, times and/or places of the Bible. But I’ve also I’ve read enough about what archaeology has not been able […]

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Question:,Do you think that from the Bible one can infer some Church governance patters with hierarchy, roles, tasks? What should be the model of church governance? ,Answer:,I believe that one can infer a broad and general pattern for church leadership and organization in the New Testament. However, this is only a broad and general pattern. […]

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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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