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Q&A 1509 – When was Jesus’ sacrifice accepted?

Posted on November 8, 2017 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1508 – Noah’s Flood Global?

Posted on November 5, 2017 in Categories: Q&As | Science

Q&A 1507 (0177, español) – Halloween

Posted on October 27, 2017 in Categories: Q&As | Special days

Q&A 1506 – Is the earth young, only 1000s of years old?

Posted on October 20, 2017 in Categories: Apologetics | Q&As | Science

Q&A 1505 – What was the Inquisition? (Torture, witches, Galileo… and lessons for today)

Posted on October 17, 2017 in Categories: Church History | History | Politics | Q&As

Q&A 1504 – Women prophesying (1 Cor 11)

Posted on September 8, 2017 in Categories: 1 Corinthians | Q&As | Women's Corner

Q&A 1503 – God sets leaders in place?

Posted on September 1, 2017 in Categories: Leadership | Q&As

Q&A 1502 – How long are the “days” of Genesis 1?

Posted on August 31, 2017 in Categories: Apologetics | Q&As

Q&A 1501 – Did Moses write the Torah (Genesis – Deuteronomy)?

Posted on August 29, 2017 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1500 – Are eclipses signs from God that we should pay attention to?

Posted on August 26, 2017 in Categories: Apologetics | Q&As

Q&A 1499 – Israel, or Palestine?

Posted on August 1, 2017 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1498 – Above the angels

Posted on July 20, 2017 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1497 – What were the Crusades, and why does it matter?

Posted on July 19, 2017 in Categories: Church History | History | Q&As | World Religions

Q&A 1496 – Miraculous knowledge in the numbers of the Qur’an?

Posted on July 12, 2017 in Categories: Q&As | World Religions

Q&A 1495 – Islam means peace?

Posted on July 5, 2017 in Categories: Q&As | World Religions

Q&A 1494 – Appointing deacons

Posted on July 5, 2017 in Categories: Leadership | Linguistic Insight | Q&As

Q&A 1493 – Is marijuana completely wrong?

Posted on July 5, 2017 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1492 – Which “law” is in view in 1 John 3:4?

Posted on July 5, 2017 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1491 – The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse indicated by Islamic flags?

Posted on June 28, 2017 in Categories: Q&As | Revelation | World Religions

Q&A 1490 – The race to Mars: a waste of money?

Posted on June 23, 2017 in Categories: Q&As | Science

Q&A 1489 – Paul trained by the Romans to kill Christians?

Posted on June 23, 2017 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1488 – Answering the JW claim about John 1:1 + NT Greek

Posted on June 21, 2017 in Categories: Articles | Linguistic Insight | Q&As

Q&A 1487 – Flat Earth?

Posted on May 31, 2017 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1486 – Why is there no more sea in Revelation 21?

Posted on May 24, 2017 in Categories: Q&As | Revelation

Q&A 1485 – Do angels have the Holy Spirit?

Posted on May 23, 2017 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1484 – Gen 10:5 and 11:1 — a contradiction?

Posted on May 6, 2017 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1483 – Zakir Naik, Jonah, and the Resurrection

Posted on May 4, 2017 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1482 – Iron-clad objection?

Posted on May 2, 2017 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1481 – What do you teach about salvation?

Posted on May 2, 2017 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1480 – Epistle to the Bereans?

Posted on May 1, 2017 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1479 – Two covenants today? (Repentance & baptism for 1st C. Jews only?)

Posted on April 28, 2017 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1478 – Is Survivalism Christian?

Posted on May 1, 2017 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1477 – Same-day conversion / baptism?

Posted on April 5, 2017 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1476 – Marriage to the rapist? (!) (Deut 22:28-29)

Posted on March 29, 2017 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1475 – Incubus & succubus: demon possession or something else?

Posted on March 25, 2017 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1474 – Heterosexuality a modern concept?

Posted on March 23, 2017 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1473 – God a Violent king?

Posted on March 16, 2017 in Categories: Luke | Q&As

Q&A 1472 – Why did Jesus tell Mary not to touch him?

Posted on September 11, 2017 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1471 – Why would we die if we saw the face of God?

Posted on February 13, 2017 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1470 – Imagination, meditation, and revelation

Posted on February 12, 2017 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1469 – Witchcraft (Gal 5:20 — pharmakeia) and marijuana

Posted on February 10, 2017 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1468 – Which generation? (fig tree analogy)

Posted on February 9, 2017 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1467 – Did God regret creating humans?

Posted on February 7, 2017 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1466 – Wedding planners & gay weddings?

Posted on February 6, 2017 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1465 – Bible software?

Posted on February 3, 2017 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1464 – Praying to saints?

Posted on February 3, 2017 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1463 – “Messianic” Judaism?

Posted on February 3, 2017 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1462 – Praying in the Spirit

Posted on February 3, 2017 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1461 – Should I work for a company producing weapons?

Posted on February 3, 2017 in Categories: Politics | Q&As

Q&A 1460 – Muhammad prophesied in the Bible?

Posted on February 3, 2017 in Categories: Apologetics | Q&As

Q&A 1459 – Public letter of confession?

Posted on January 27, 2017 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1458 – Reiki and Acupuncture

Posted on January 20, 2017 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1457 – Fasting with mourning?

Posted on January 20, 2017 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1456 – Praying in the Spirit?

Posted on January 20, 2017 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1455 – Why were the leaders upset (John 19:19)?

Posted on January 8, 2017 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1454 – 500 believers, or 120?

Posted on January 5, 2017 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1453 – Should a Christian Attend a Gay Wedding? – John Sherwood

Posted on January 4, 2017 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1452 – Smothered by fundamentalists?

Posted on December 29, 2016 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1451 – Was Jesus ignorant when he was on earth?

Posted on December 29, 2016 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1450 – John 8 and converting non-believers

Posted on December 29, 2016 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1449 – Okay for Christians to rewrite worldly songs / sing them in church?

Posted on December 18, 2016 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1448 – Giving to those who beg

Posted on December 18, 2016 in Categories: Money | Q&As

Q&A 1447 – Salvation a free gift, or conditional on obedience?

Posted on November 29, 2016 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1446 – Jesus and protesting

Posted on November 21, 2016 in Categories: Politics | Q&As

Q&A 1445 – Women praying in front of the church?

Posted on November 21, 2016 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1444 – The Resurrection (minimal facts)

Posted on November 11, 2016 in Categories: Apologetics | Q&As

Q&A 1443 – Doesn’t religion cause wars?

Posted on November 4, 2016 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1442 – Did Moses have more than one wife?

Posted on November 4, 2016 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1441 – The “resurrections” of Matt 27

Posted on September 6, 2016 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1440 – Genetic fallacy

Posted on September 5, 2016 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1439 – Excommunication for smoking?

Posted on September 3, 2016 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1438 — Is wearing a cross idolatry?

Posted on September 1, 2016 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1437 – Must baptism candidates understand Jesus is the Son of God?

Posted on August 31, 2016 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1436 – Clearing the Temple

Posted on August 23, 2016 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1435 – Water from the rock: a contradiction?

Posted on August 20, 2016 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1434 – Missing generation in Matt 1?

Posted on August 17, 2016 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1433 – Tyre rebuilt, or not?

Posted on August 5, 2016 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1432 – Non-irrevocable devoted things

Posted on August 2, 2016 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1431 – OT passage against polygamy?

Posted on July 29, 2016 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1430 – Was Bathsheba “raped”?

Posted on July 29, 2016 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1429 – God manipulated by Satan?

Posted on July 29, 2016 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1428 – In the Bible, is land of special significance?

Posted on July 25, 2016 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1427 – Better never to have been born?

Posted on July 21, 2016 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1426 – The Pledge

Posted on July 21, 2016 in Categories: Politics | Q&As

Q&A 1425 – Get involved in the Ecumenical Movement?

Posted on July 15, 2016 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1424 – Ahab’s descendants unfairly punished?

Posted on July 15, 2016 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1423 – Angels & demons only metaphorical?

Posted on July 15, 2016 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1422 – How can we prove Jesus is the Messiah from the O.T.?

Posted on June 30, 2016 in Categories: Apologetics | General NT | General OT | Q&As

Q&A 1421 – Is contraception biblically permissible?

Posted on June 14, 2016 in Categories: Q&As | Science

Q&A 1420 – Sexual molestation

Posted on June 13, 2016 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1419 – Mutations really random?

Posted on May 13, 2016 in Categories: Q&As | Science

Q&A 1418 – Are singles the “pillars” of the church?

Posted on April 22, 2016 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1417 – Concubinage

Posted on April 22, 2016 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1416 – Religious Jewelry = Idolatry?

Posted on April 15, 2016 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1415 – Is the church the kingdom?

Posted on April 6, 2016 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1414 – Creation myths, the Great Pyramid, and more

Posted on April 2, 2016 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1413 – Does God still speak through people?

Posted on March 27, 2016 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1412 – Does divine forgiveness rule out punishment?

Posted on March 26, 2016 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1411 – How could they see God?

Posted on March 26, 2016 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1410 – Doesn’t Numbers 23:19 rule out Jesus being God’s Son?

Posted on March 26, 2016 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1409 – Sin transfer?

Posted on March 26, 2016 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1408 – Can I protect my family from physical harm?

Posted on March 21, 2016 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1407 – Communion potentially lethal?

Posted on March 19, 2016 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1406 — Okay to call priests “father”?

Posted on March 14, 2016 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1405 — Controlling cult?

Posted on March 13, 2016 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1404 – Jesus beating around the bush? And how to distinguish questions?

Posted on March 2, 2016 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1403 – Thirteen the minimum age for baptism?

Posted on March 2, 2016 in Categories: Q&As | Spiritual Life

Q&A 1402 – How do we know God is perfect?

Posted on March 2, 2016 in Categories: Apologetics | Q&As

Q&A 1401 – Contradictions invalidate the message?

Posted on February 16, 2016 in Categories: Apologetics | Q&As

Q&A 1400 – Christ in Zechariah

Posted on February 16, 2016 in Categories: General OT | Q&As

Q&A 1399 – Binding and Loosing

Posted on February 10, 2016 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1398 – Randomness, Suffering, and the Will of God

Posted on February 10, 2016 in Categories: Q&As | Theological

Q&A 1397 – Jesus in the O.T. (study ideas)

Posted on February 6, 2016 in Categories: Christ Through the Ages 2014 | General OT | Q&As

Q&A 1396 – Aliens seeding life – no need for a creator God?

Posted on February 6, 2016 in Categories: Q&As | Science

Q&A 1395 – Tension between Peter and Paul?

Posted on February 4, 2016 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1394 – Trial by ordeal?

Posted on January 22, 2016 in Categories: General OT | Q&As

Q&A 1393 — The meaning of Luke 11:13

Posted on January 19, 2016 in Categories: Luke | Q&As

Q&A 1392 – Corpse and Vultures

Posted on January 19, 2016 in Categories: Luke | Q&As

Q&A 1391 – Consummating a marriage?

Posted on January 14, 2016 in Categories: Family Circle | Q&As | Women's Corner

Q&A 1390 — Evidence for Domitian’s persecution?

Posted on January 7, 2016 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1389 — Is it biblical to register a church?

Posted on January 7, 2016 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1388 — Machete attack

Posted on January 5, 2016 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1387 – Generational curses?

Posted on January 5, 2016 in Categories: Paranormal | Q&As

Q&A 1386 – Elf on a Shelf

Posted on December 19, 2015 in Categories: Q&As | Special days

Q&A 1385 – With human divinity, is there a “quadrinity”?

Posted on December 19, 2015 in Categories: Articles | Q&As | Theological

Q&A 1384 – Taking whose thoughts captive?

Posted on December 14, 2015 in Categories: 2 Corinthians | Q&As

Q&A 1383 – 2nd Beast = American presidential stonemason Illuminati?

Posted on December 14, 2015 in Categories: Q&As | Revelation

Q&A 1382 – Baha’í and Christian at the same time?

Posted on November 30, 2015 in Categories: Q&As | World Religions

Q&A 1381 – Singles Leading Ministries?

Posted on November 25, 2015 in Categories: Leadership | Q&As

Q&A 1380 – The missing day of Joshua, or Misuse of the Bible in Christian Evidences

Posted on November 20, 2015 in Categories: Apologetics | Q&As

Q&A 1379 — How should we read the Great Commission (Matt 28)?

Posted on November 19, 2015 in Categories: Matthew | Q&As | Spiritual Life

Q&A 1378 – Burial of waste and bacterial contamination

Posted on November 18, 2015 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1377 – Manuscript discovery proves Jesus married?

Posted on November 17, 2015 in Categories: Articles | Q&As

Q&A 1376 – Did God Kill Uzzah?

Posted on November 16, 2015 in Categories: Articles | Q&As

Q&A 1375 – Singles As Ministry Leaders?

Posted on June 19, 2016 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1375 – Santa Claus and the Faith of Small Children

Posted on November 15, 2015 in Categories: Articles | Q&As | Special days | Spiritual Life

Q&A 1374 – Why was circumcision valued more than other O.T. observances?

Posted on November 12, 2015 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1373 — Turning the other cheek?

Posted on November 12, 2015 in Categories: Q&As | Spiritual Life

Q&A 1372 – Jesus and Horus (Egyptian god)

Posted on November 12, 2015 in Categories: Apologetics | Q&As

Q&A 1371 – Automatic healing?

Posted on November 8, 2015 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1370 – Shouldn’t we observe the regulations for the Year of Jubilee?

Posted on November 8, 2015 in Categories: General OT | Q&As | Special days

Q&A 1369 – Interpret the Bible the simplest way?

Posted on November 8, 2015 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1368 – John the Baptist doubted?

Posted on November 7, 2015 in Categories: Matthew | Q&As

Q&A 1367 – Suicide and Grace?

Posted on November 6, 2015 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1366 – Time waiting in Hades counted towards final punishment?

Posted on October 18, 2015 in Categories: Last Things | Q&As

Q&A 1365 – Wages of a harlot?

Posted on September 18, 2015 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1364 – Vengeful god?

Posted on September 18, 2015 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1363 – Did Paul write Paul’s letters?

Posted on September 18, 2015 in Categories: Philemon | Q&As

Q&A 1362 – Confess to Crime?

Posted on October 9, 2013 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1361 – Lower than the angels?

Posted on September 11, 2015 in Categories: Hebrews | Psalms | Q&As

Q&A 1360 – Hell eternal?

Posted on August 21, 2015 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1359 – God’s unconditional love?

Posted on August 21, 2015 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1358 – Evangelism for everyone?

Posted on July 15, 2015 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1357 – Same-sex Unions: A Response

Posted on July 4, 2015 in Categories: Politics | Q&As

Q&A 1356 – Sleeping = dead?

Posted on June 28, 2015 in Categories: Last Things | Q&As

Q&A 1355 – “Pray Together”

Posted on May 30, 2015 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1354 – “Apostolos” in 1 Corinthians

Posted on May 30, 2015 in Categories: Events | Q&As

Q&A 1353 – Nations More Powerful Than God?

Posted on May 30, 2015 in Categories: Events | Q&As

Q&A 1352 – Children’s gender choices fluid?

Posted on May 8, 2015 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1351 – What is sackcloth?

Posted on April 10, 2015 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1350 – How do I study the Bible with a Muslim?

Posted on March 21, 2015 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1349 – What about baptismal cognizance? (by John Oakes)

Posted on March 5, 2015 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1348 – Sun & Moon stood still?

Posted on February 17, 2015 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1347 – Did God create Jesus?

Posted on February 17, 2015 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1346 – A case of academic cheating?

Posted on February 12, 2015 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1345 – Forgiveness without salvation?

Posted on February 10, 2015 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1344 – Religion Used As A Weapon?

Posted on February 7, 2015 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1343 – Are Married Christians Required To Have Children?

Posted on January 31, 2015 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1342 — Response to The Gay Debate: The Bible & Homosexuality

Posted on January 13, 2015 in Categories: Articles | Q&As

Q&A 1341 – Can Christians Die From Starvation?

Posted on December 20, 2014 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1340 – “Lion” or “Pierced” in Psalm 22?

Posted on November 29, 2014 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1339 – Do Demons Still Exist (On Earth)?

Posted on November 22, 2014 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1338 – Is Technology Bad?

Posted on November 15, 2014 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1337 – Proper Pronunciation, by Joey Harris

Posted on August 30, 2014 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1336 – Free Will vs. Prayer

Posted on August 9, 2014 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1335 – Does God Have Vision?

Posted on June 10, 2014 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1334 – Go Anywhere, Do Anything, Give up Everything?

Posted on May 28, 2014 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1333 – Conscience at Work

Posted on May 11, 2014 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1332 – Jesus’ Wife Papyrus

Posted on April 16, 2014 in Categories: Bible Studies | Miscellaneous | Q&As

Q&A 1331 – Exact Words?

Posted on April 12, 2014 in Categories: Acts | Bible Studies | Q&As

Q&A 1330 – Censorship of Christian Songs

Posted on March 27, 2014 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1329 – What Was Israel’s Population?

Posted on February 22, 2014 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1328 – Christian Graffiti? (Deut 6:9)

Posted on February 8, 2014 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1327 – Unanswered Prayers for Pregnancy?

Posted on January 25, 2014 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1326 – Is Life (or other) Insurance Biblical?

Posted on January 13, 2014 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1325 – Constant Contact

Posted on December 29, 2013 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1324 – Who are the Captives?

Posted on December 15, 2013 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1323 – Life Insurance

Posted on November 10, 2013 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1322 – Confronting Theft

Posted on October 26, 2013 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1321 – Why Not Punish David?

Posted on August 22, 2013 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1320 – Messianic Jews

Posted on June 29, 2013 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1319 – Eating Healthy

Posted on June 1, 2013 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1318 – Why Only Three Days?

Posted on May 6, 2013 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1317 – Thanksgiving For All?

Posted on April 28, 2013 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1316 – Goliath a son of Orpah?

Posted on April 13, 2013 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1315 – Poor Widow Significance

Posted on April 7, 2013 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1314 – Revenge / Killing

Posted on March 17, 2013 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1313 – Dating a non-Christian

Posted on March 12, 2013 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1312 – Bankruptcy

Posted on February 18, 2013 in Categories: Q&As

Q&A 1311 – Blessed for Leaving?

Posted on February 16, 2013 in Categories: Q&As

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