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Q&A 1247 – Moral relativism?

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Q&A 1246 – Conquest of Palestine

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Q&A 1245 – How can Mary and Elizabeth be related?

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Q&A 1244 – Animal abuse?

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Q&A 1243 – Pork permanentlly prohibited?

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Q&A 1242 – Why don’t you take the Bible literally?

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Q&A 1241 – What does celibacy look like in a Christian’s life?

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Q&A 1240 – When did the Shekinah leave the Temple?

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Q&A 1239 – Making restitution before returning to the fellowship

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Q&A 1238 – Jesus’ foot bones broken in crucifixion?

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Q&A 1237 – Is God feminine?

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Q&A 1236 – Jesus a coward (Bible contradiction)?

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Q&A 1235 – Seeing God (a contradiction)?

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Q&A 1234 – Meek inherit earth?

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Q&A 1233 – Brains hard-wired for sin?

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Q&A 1232 – Bereans

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Q&A 1231 – Belief in N.T. inspiration a requirement for salvation?

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Q&A 1230 – Leviticus: anointing the ear, thumb, and toe of the priest

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Q&A 1229 – Coveting

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Q&A 1228 – Allegory in Ezekiel 16 (women and beauty)

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Q&A 1227 – Rastafarianism

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Q&A 1226 – Daniel and friends eunuchs?

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Q&A 1225 – Forwarding worldly emails?

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Q&A 1224 – “Addicted” to fornication?

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Q&A 1223 – Romantic competition in church?

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Q&A 1222 – Apostle John validated the papacy?

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Q&A 1221 – Abishag (the young virgin in bed with David)

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Q&A 1220 – Mental cursing

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Q&A 1219 – Motivating the sluggish to read their Bibles

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Q&A 1218 – The names Solomon and Jedidiah

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Q&A 1217 – 1 Samuel 16:12

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Q&A 1216 – Seeing angels is deadly?

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Q&A 1215 – Eating food offered to saints / idols

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Q&A 1214 – Will the Lord return in the year 2012?

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Q&A 1213 – Forgiveness & remembering

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Q&A 1212 – Were all of the desert generation lost?

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Q&A 1211 – God unfaithful (Psalm 89)?

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Q&A 1210 – God an alien?

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Q&A 1209 – Canaanite extermination?

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Q&A 1208 – Interpretation question

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Q&A 1207 – Did Jesus marry himself?

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Q&A 1206 – 1 Timothy 5:22

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Q&A 1205 – Candidate’s stance on abortion to determine our vote?

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Q&A 1204 – Vivid dreams

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Q&A 1203 – Hebrews 11:1 — certainty?

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Q&A 1202 – Discerning God’s will in prayer

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Q&A 1201 – Scapegoat (Azazel) in Leviticus 16

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Q&A 1200 – What does the term “poor” mean for the modern church?

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Q&A 1199 – Jesus a false witness?

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Q&A 1198 – Do we have free will? Is Reformed Theology correct?

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Q&A 1197 – How should Americans vote?

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Q&A 1196 – Archaeological discovery proves Jesus a magician?

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Q&A 1195 – Shortest verse in the Bible

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Q&A 1194 – Demonology

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Q&A 1193 – Unhealthy diet = blatant sin?

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Q&A 1192 – Home-schooling

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Q&A 1191 – Singles overlooked by church leaders?

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Q&A 1190 – Manuscript variants

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Q&A 1189 – Christ’s Temptation in John?

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Q&A 1188 – Jesus’ brothers and John 19

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Q&A 1187 – Grace in the lives of non-Christians? (Titus 2:11)

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Q&A 1186 – God-of-the-gaps and evidence for the Designer

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Q&A 1185 – Virgin birth just a myth?

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Q&A 1184 – Hebrews 8:8 — Why the old covenant?

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Q&A 1183 – The Fall

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Q&A 1182 – Jesus just another “sun-god”?

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Q&A 1181 – Trinity disproved?

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Q&A 1180 – 1 Peter 5:5: “older” spiritually, or biologically?

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Q&A 1179 – Jesus’ body literally broken?

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Q&A 1178 – Daniel 5 and humility in the face of scholarly doubt

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Q&A 1177 – Fulfilled prophecy in other religions?

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Q&A 1176 – Wine in communion?

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Q&A 1175 – Inaccurate statements in the Bible?

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Q&A 1174 – Apostolic Succession

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Q&A 1173 – Parable of the Shrewd Manager

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Q&A 1172 – Paul not an authentic apostle?

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Q&A 1171 – First commandment a statement or an imperative?

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Q&A 1170 – Divine Command Theory

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Q&A 1169 – Obama the Antichrist in Revelation?

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Q&A 1168 – Weekly contribution?

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Q&A 1167 – Why is Christianity so divided?

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Q&A 1166 – Ancient Roots Translinear Bible

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Q&A 1165 – When your company asks you to lie

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Q&A 1164 — Aaron & Levi

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Q&A 1163 — Randy Alcorn’s Heaven

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Q&A 1162 — Conscience and sin

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Q&A 1161 — Lending money at interest

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Q&A 1160 — Relationship advice

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

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Q&A 1158 — Relatives of Goliath?

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Q&A 1157 — Long ages of Genesis

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Q&A 1156 – Gay marriage?

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Q&A 1155 – Why the Sabbath?

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Q&A 1154 – Should we forgive Satan?

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

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

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Q&A 1151 — Romans 16 original?

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Q&A 1150 — Commentary suggestions?

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Q&A 1149 — Funeral viewings?

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

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

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Q&A 1146 — Female presidential candidate?

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Q&A 1145 – Jesus and the Talmud

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

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Q&A 1143 — Moses afraid, or not?

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

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Q&A 1141 — The Golden Incense Altar

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Q&A 1140 — The end of the miraculous age

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Q&A 1139 — The meaning of “blessed”

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Q&A 1138 — Transubstantiation and Catholicism

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Q&A 1137 — Matthew 8:11-12

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Q&A 1136 — Deliberate sin

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Q&A 1135 — The Ammonite’s heavy crown

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Q&A 1134 — Psalm 8 (Son of Man)

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Q&A 1133 — Dating a divorced man

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Q&A 1132 — Forgiving non-Christians

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Q&A 1131 — Caffeine addiction?

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Q&A 1130 — Follow the Rabbi?

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Q&A 1129 — Church connections?

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

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

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Q&A 1126 — Jesus is God?

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Q&A 1125 — Proverbs 26

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Q&A 1124 — Judas literally a devil?

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

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

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Q&A 1121 — Pacifism would have empowered Hitler?

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Q&A 1120 — US to be punished?

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

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

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Q&A 1117 – Esther committed fornication?

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

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Q&A 1115 – Vegetarianism

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Q&A 1114 – Angels in hell and Satan

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Q&A 1113 – Abraham: Only two sons?

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Q&A 1112 – The strong man

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Q&A 1111 – Pornography & Television

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Q&A 1110 – Trapped by justice

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

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Q&A 1108 – The paranormal

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Q&A 1107 – Dispensational Millennialism

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Q&A 1106 – Romans 4 & James 2

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Q&A 1105 – Women leading singing?

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Q&A 1104 – Age of the Earth

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Q&A 1103 – Church staff salaries and bonuses

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Q&A 1102 – God infinitely improbable?

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Q&A 1101 – The Golden Compass

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

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

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Q&A 1098 – Female homosexuality (lesbianism)

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Q&A 1097 – A Short Course in Miracles

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Q&A 1096 – Chronological contradiction?

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Q&A 1095 – Ezekiel 36 and free will

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Q&A 1094 – Real presence (communion)?

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Q&A 1093 — Baptism essential?

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Q&A 1092 – Christ in the Old Testament?

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Q&A 1091 – Does struggle invalidate repentance?

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Q&A 1090 – Young Earth Creationism Museum

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

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Q&A 1088 – Eclipse at Pentecost?

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Q&A 1087 – Patristic Support for Infant Baptism?

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Q&A 1086 – Spiritual bodies?

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Q&A 1085 – Yeast bad?

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Q&A 1084 – Minor prophets?

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Q&A 1083 – Before God?

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

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Q&A 1081 – Dream from Jesus?

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

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Q&A 1079 – Why didn’t God stop Satan?

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

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

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Q&A 1076 – Asking forgiveness from God

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Q&A 1075 – The man of peace

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Q&A 1074 – Is all debt wrong?

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Q&A 1073 – Jesus had two wills?

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

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Q&A 1071 – Date of nativity

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Q&A 1070 – Baptism by pouring?

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

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Q&A 1068 – The Bible Code

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Q&A 1067 — NLT and Acts 2:38

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Q&A 1066 – Trees in Gethsemane

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Q&A 1065 – Rabbits

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Q&A 1064 – Passover Meal

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Q&A 1063 – Acts 8:37

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Q&A 1062 – Masculine & feminine pronouns

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Q&A 1061 – Spanking is abuse?

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

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Q&A 1059 – Salt and light?

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

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Q&A 1057 – House churches?

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

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Q&A 1055 – Genesis 8:22

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Q&A 1054 – God rested (got tired)?

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Q&A 1053 – Naked people in the Bible?

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Q&A 1052 – The High Priest wore bells?

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Q&A 1051 – Is Miranda the Antichrist?

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Q&A 1050 – Teenage parenting advice

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Q&A 1049 – Communion (Lord’s Supper)

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

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