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Q&A 1159 — Review of Tolle’s A New Earth

Posted on July 31, 2013 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1158 — Relatives of Goliath?

Posted on July 31, 2013 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1157 — Long ages of Genesis

Posted on July 31, 2013 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1156 – Gay marriage?

Posted on July 31, 2013 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1155 – Why the Sabbath?

Posted on July 31, 2013 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1154 – Should we forgive Satan?

Posted on July 31, 2013 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1153 — David fought against his own people?

Posted on July 31, 2013 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1152 — Finding the harmony between the Bible and Evolution

Posted on July 31, 2013 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1151 — Romans 16 original?

Posted on July 31, 2013 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1150 — Commentary suggestions?

Posted on July 31, 2013 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1149 — Funeral viewings?

Posted on July 31, 2013 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1148 — Saving money (David Ramsey)?

Posted on July 31, 2013 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1147 — Profanity in Paul (skubalon)?

Posted on July 31, 2013 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1146 — Female presidential candidate?

Posted on July 31, 2013 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1145 – Jesus and the Talmud

Posted on July 31, 2013 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1144 — Jeremiah 31:40: Jerusalem never to be destroyed?

Posted on July 31, 2013 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1143 — Moses afraid, or not?

Posted on July 31, 2013 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1142 — Asa a good king or a bad one?

Posted on July 31, 2013 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1141 — The Golden Incense Altar

Posted on July 31, 2013 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1140 — The end of the miraculous age

Posted on July 31, 2013 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1139 — The meaning of “blessed”

Posted on July 31, 2013 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1138 — Transubstantiation and Catholicism

Posted on July 31, 2013 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1137 — Matthew 8:11-12

Posted on July 31, 2013 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1136 — Deliberate sin

Posted on July 31, 2013 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1135 — The Ammonite’s heavy crown

Posted on July 31, 2013 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1134 — Psalm 8 (Son of Man)

Posted on July 31, 2013 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1133 — Dating a divorced man

Posted on July 31, 2013 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1132 — Forgiving non-Christians

Posted on July 31, 2013 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1131 — Caffeine addiction?

Posted on July 31, 2013 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1130 — Follow the Rabbi?

Posted on July 31, 2013 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1129 — Church connections?

Posted on July 31, 2013 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1128 — Peace that passes understanding (Philippians 4:7)

Posted on July 31, 2013 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1127 — Eden as the Promised Land, Long ages because of special creation?

Posted on July 31, 2013 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1126 — Jesus is God?

Posted on July 31, 2013 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1125 — Proverbs 26

Posted on July 31, 2013 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1124 — Judas literally a devil?

Posted on July 31, 2013 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1123 — Should a husband divorce his adulterous wife?

Posted on July 31, 2013 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1122 — Everyone needs a mate, even if this means a homosexual relationship?

Posted on July 31, 2013 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1121 — Pacifism would have empowered Hitler?

Posted on July 31, 2013 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1120 — US to be punished?

Posted on July 31, 2013 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1119 — Angel of the Lord (Exodus 3)

Posted on July 31, 2013 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1118 — Bury my father? (Luke 9:59-60)

Posted on July 31, 2013 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1117 – Esther committed fornication?

Posted on July 31, 2013 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1116 – Building a romantic relationship with a non-Christian

Posted on July 31, 2013 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1115 – Vegetarianism

Posted on July 31, 2013 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1114 – Angels in hell and Satan

Posted on July 31, 2013 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1113 – Abraham: Only two sons?

Posted on July 31, 2013 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1112 – The strong man

Posted on August 18, 2004 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1111 – Pornography & Television

Posted on July 31, 2013 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1110 – Trapped by justice

Posted on July 31, 2013 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1109 – The Dead Sea Scrolls & height of Goliath

Posted on July 31, 2013 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1108 – The paranormal

Posted on July 31, 2013 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1107 – Dispensational Millennialism

Posted on July 31, 2013 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1106 – Romans 4 & James 2

Posted on July 31, 2013 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1105 – Women leading singing?

Posted on July 31, 2013 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1104 – Age of the Earth

Posted on July 31, 2013 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1103 – Church staff salaries and bonuses

Posted on July 31, 2013 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1102 – God infinitely improbable?

Posted on July 31, 2013 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1101 – The Golden Compass

Posted on July 31, 2013 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1100 – Did Onesimus (in Philemon) really repent?

Posted on July 31, 2013 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1099 – Okay to eat sushi and similar foods?

Posted on September 29, 2007 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1098 – Female homosexuality (lesbianism)

Posted on July 31, 2013 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1097 – A Short Course in Miracles

Posted on July 31, 2013 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1096 – Chronological contradiction?

Posted on July 31, 2013 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1095 – Ezekiel 36 and free will

Posted on July 31, 2013 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1094 – Real presence (communion)?

Posted on July 31, 2013 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1093 — Baptism essential?

Posted on July 31, 2013 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1092 – Christ in the Old Testament?

Posted on July 31, 2013 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1091 – Does struggle invalidate repentance?

Posted on July 31, 2013 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1090 – Young Earth Creationism Museum

Posted on July 31, 2013 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1089 – Resurrection and Ascension on same day?

Posted on July 31, 2013 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1088 – Eclipse at Pentecost?

Posted on July 31, 2013 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1087 – Patristic Support for Infant Baptism?

Posted on July 31, 2013 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1086 – Spiritual bodies?

Posted on July 31, 2013 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1085 – Yeast bad?

Posted on July 31, 2013 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1084 – Minor prophets?

Posted on July 31, 2013 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1083 – Before God?

Posted on July 31, 2013 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1082 – Why didn’t God forgive Adam?

Posted on July 31, 2013 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1081 – Dream from Jesus?

Posted on July 31, 2013 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1080 – In-depth Bible study unimportant?

Posted on July 31, 2013 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1079 – Why didn’t God stop Satan?

Posted on July 31, 2013 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1078 – Church to last forever (Matthew 16)?

Posted on July 31, 2013 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1077 – When is a couple actually married?

Posted on July 31, 2013 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1076 – Asking forgiveness from God

Posted on July 31, 2013 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1075 – The man of peace

Posted on July 31, 2013 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1074 – Is all debt wrong?

Posted on July 31, 2013 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1073 – Jesus had two wills?

Posted on July 31, 2013 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1072 – Walking on the Sea, or by it?

Posted on July 31, 2013 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1071 – Date of nativity

Posted on July 31, 2013 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1070 – Baptism by pouring?

Posted on July 31, 2013 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1069 – Worship focus: Sermon or Communion?

Posted on July 31, 2013 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1068 – The Bible Code

Posted on July 31, 2013 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1067 — NLT and Acts 2:38

Posted on July 31, 2013 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1066 – Trees in Gethsemane

Posted on July 31, 2013 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1065 – Rabbits

Posted on July 31, 2013 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1064 – Passover Meal

Posted on July 31, 2013 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1063 – Acts 8:37

Posted on July 31, 2013 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1062 – Masculine & feminine pronouns

Posted on July 31, 2013 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1061 – Spanking is abuse?

Posted on July 31, 2013 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1060 – Archaeological evidence for the place of sacrifice?

Posted on July 31, 2013 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1059 – Salt and light?

Posted on July 31, 2013 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1058 – Rahab a prostitute, or an innkeeper?

Posted on July 31, 2013 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1057 – House churches?

Posted on July 31, 2013 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1056 – How can a wanderer make a comeback? (a discussion)

Posted on July 31, 2013 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1055 – Genesis 8:22

Posted on July 31, 2013 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1054 – God rested (got tired)?

Posted on July 31, 2013 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1053 – Naked people in the Bible?

Posted on July 31, 2013 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1052 – The High Priest wore bells?

Posted on July 31, 2013 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1051 – Is Miranda the Antichrist?

Posted on July 31, 2013 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1050 – Teenage parenting advice

Posted on July 31, 2013 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1049 – Communion (Lord’s Supper)

Posted on July 31, 2013 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1048 – Blind man’s two-part healing?

Posted on July 31, 2013 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1047 – Cannabis in the OT?

Posted on July 31, 2013 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1046 – Church-hopping

Posted on July 31, 2013 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1045 – Samaritans more righteous?

Posted on July 31, 2013 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1044 – 2 Samuel 7: Solomon & Christ

Posted on July 31, 2013 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1043 – Pure in heart

Posted on July 31, 2013 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1042 – Involving ex-leaders

Posted on July 31, 2013 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1041 – Breaking the law?

Posted on July 31, 2013 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1040 – Institutional continuity (Orthodox Church)

Posted on July 31, 2013 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1039 – Consulting No Man: Saul’s conversion (Acts) and Gal 1:15-24

Posted on July 31, 2013 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1038 – Leaders the Lord’s Anointed?

Posted on July 31, 2013 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1037 – Galatians 2:18

Posted on July 31, 2013 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1036 – Paul baptizing a lion?

Posted on July 31, 2013 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1035 – Lawsuits okay for Christians?

Posted on July 31, 2013 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1034 – Thursday crucifixion?

Posted on July 31, 2013 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1033 – The Secret (per Oprah Winfrey)

Posted on July 31, 2013 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1032 – The Family Tomb of Jesus?

Posted on July 31, 2013 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1031 – Baptism in a bathtub?

Posted on July 31, 2013 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1030 – Moneychangers

Posted on July 31, 2013 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1029 – The American Revolution

Posted on January 12, 2007 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1028 – The harvest: plentiful or sparse?

Posted on January 11, 2007 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1027 – Publishing

Posted on January 5, 2007 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1026 – Jesus for the Jews

Posted on January 4, 2007 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1025 – The Ephod

Posted on March 7, 2006 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1024 – Acts

Posted on December 15, 2006 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1023 – Polycarp baptized as an infant?

Posted on September 21, 2006 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1022 – Living together is sin?

Posted on September 15, 2006 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1021 – To marry despite deep spiritual disagreement?

Posted on September 14, 2006 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1020 – Books on Biblical customs

Posted on September 8, 2006 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1019 – Cleansed by baptism, or by the blood of Christ?

Posted on September 7, 2006 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1018 – Satan repenting?

Posted on September 1, 2006 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1017 – Perfect in Heaven?

Posted on August 31, 2006 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1016 – Eli, Eli — Aramaic insight?

Posted on August 25, 2006 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1015 – Interpreter’s Bible Dictionary

Posted on August 24, 2006 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1014 – Sighing in the Spirit

Posted on August 18, 2006 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1013 – Kissing before marriage

Posted on August 17, 2006 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1012 – The Ransom

Posted on August 11, 2006 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1011 – Numbers in the Bible

Posted on August 10, 2006 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1010 – To break up or stay together?

Posted on August 4, 2006 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1009 – Woman or wife in 1 Timothy 3:11?

Posted on August 3, 2006 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1008 – Human decision in John 1

Posted on July 11, 2006 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1007 – Legality of Execution (the Crucifixion)

Posted on July 11, 2006 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1006 – Going past Edom

Posted on July 11, 2006 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1005 – The Filioque controversy

Posted on July 11, 2006 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1004 – Passing over sins (Romans 3:25)?

Posted on July 11, 2006 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1003 – The anointed ones of Zechariah 4:14

Posted on July 11, 2006 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1002 – Are we Christian Jews?

Posted on July 11, 2006 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1001 – House church movement on the right track?

Posted on July 11, 2006 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1000 – Unity Proposal

Posted on April 6, 2006 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 0999 – Children of elders: patristic writers

Posted on July 11, 2006 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 0998 – Leaders who listen

Posted on July 11, 2006 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 0997 – When your leaders go beyond the scriptures

Posted on July 11, 2006 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 0996 – Christian lawyers

Posted on July 28, 2006 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 0995 – Leviticus 21 – Deformities in the presence of God

Posted on July 27, 2006 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 0994 – Ahaziah’s death

Posted on July 21, 2006 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 0993 – The 12 Tribes and Heaven?

Posted on July 20, 2006 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 0992 – First century personal Bible studies?

Posted on July 14, 2006 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 0991 – Communion Symbolism

Posted on July 13, 2006 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 0990 – Easter contradiction

Posted on July 7, 2006 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 0989 — Okay to take shots (alcoholic)?

Posted on July 6, 2006 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 0988 – Bad Music

Posted on July 1, 2006 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 0987 – Bonhoeffer

Posted on June 29, 2006 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 0986 – Baptism for forgiveness?

Posted on June 23, 2006 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 0985 – Jeremiah 8:8

Posted on June 22, 2006 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 0984 – Gentiles killed Jesus

Posted on June 16, 2006 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 0983 – Caught in a cycle of sin

Posted on June 15, 2006 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 0982 – The church the wife of Christ?

Posted on June 9, 2006 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 0981 – The Spirit envies?

Posted on June 8, 2006 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 0980 – God killing the firstborn of Egypt

Posted on June 2, 2006 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 0979 – Being with the Lord

Posted on June 1, 2006 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 0978 – The money-changers

Posted on May 26, 2006 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 0977 – Persia or Assyria

Posted on May 26, 2006 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 0976 – Shallum and Jeremiah

Posted on May 26, 2006 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 0975 – Lilith

Posted on May 25, 2006 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 0974 – Nightmares

Posted on May 19, 2006 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 0973 – Communion elements

Posted on May 19, 2006 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 0972 – Enoch and Elijah to heaven?

Posted on May 18, 2006 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 0971 – Jesus a rabbi?

Posted on May 12, 2006 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 0970 – Capital letters

Posted on May 11, 2006 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 0969 – Andrew

Posted on November 17, 2006 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 0968 – Self-control

Posted on November 23, 2006 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 0967 – The Apostles’ Creed, Part 1

Posted on April 25, 2006 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 0966 – The eleventh horn in Daniel 7:24

Posted on April 25, 2006 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 0965 – The Dake Annotated Reference Bible

Posted on April 25, 2006 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 0964 – Pagan sacrifice successful in thwarting Israel?

Posted on April 14, 2006 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 0963 – Did God put dinosaur fossils in the ground?

Posted on November 16, 2006 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 0962 – Psalm 20

Posted on April 25, 2006 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 0961 – Smoking Cigars?

Posted on April 25, 2006 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 0960 – Homosexuality

Posted on April 1, 2006 in Categories: Q&As

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