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What Does the Bible Really Say about Immigration?

Immigration has become a heated word in recent American politics. Some want to “build a wall,” while others desire to “open doors” for those who seek to enter the United States. During this political battle, some have turned to using Bible verses to justify both sides of the debate, even using the same verses to prove opposing views.

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What’s the Best Way to Approach Studying Different Theories on the Rapture?

Sometimes you read something by a pre-tribulationist and you say, “That really sounds convincing.” Then you pick up something by a mid-tribulationist and you say, “Well, that sounds good, too.” And then a little while later, you hear a post-tribulationist give a sermon and you say, “He really sounds like he’s on target, too.” How do you make up your mind as to which position is right and which position is wrong?

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Why Is Hell Eternal?

First, hell is eternal because sin, though finite by itself, is primarily committed against an infinite God; the punishment must therefore also be infinite. Among men there are differences of both sin and its punishment, depending on the kind of sin and the one sinned against. It is not the same thing to tell a white lie as to murder a young child; nor is it the same thing to sin against the king or a neighbor. Threaten the life of your neighbor’s dog and it may anger your neighbor, but threaten the life of the King and it will cost you your life. Now imagine committing a sin against a God of endless, infinite holiness…

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Does Jesus Promise That He Will Return Some Day?

Look at John 14:1-3: “Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me. In my Father’s house are many mansions. If it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you, and if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you unto Myself that where I am, there you may be also.”…

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Why Do We Celebrate Christmas on December 25?

In the “Israel My Glory” magazine of December-January 1986-1987, there appeared an article called, “Why Do We Celebrate Christmas on December 25th?” Since Christianity has its roots in Judaism, and not in paganism, let’s look to the Jewish roots for the origin of our date, as did this article…

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Where Did Jesus Live Between the Age of 12 -30 Years of His Life?

The Bible does not comment on the life of Jesus between the ages of 12 and about 30…

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What Day Is the Sabbath Supposed to Be On?

This commandment states that the seventh day of the week, Saturday, is the day the Lord selected for rest and worship. However, in the New Testa­ment, the Christian church began to worship and rest on the first day of the week, Sunday. Are Christians violating the Sabbath commandment by worshiping on the first day of the week rather than the seventh day? Some Sabbatarian groups, such as Seventh-Day Adventists, think so…

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With so Many Mass Shootings, How Can We Overcome Evil with Good?

Another mass shooting that left at least 14 dead in San Bernardino, California this week marks the sixth mass shooting in the United States in the past week! Americans find themselves responding by buying more guns, living in increased fear, or simply no longer paying attention to headlines of fellow citizens dying at the end of a bullet…

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How Can Christians Respond to Racism?

First, Scripture is clear all people are created in God’s image. Genesis 1:27 states, “So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.”

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What Will the Antichrist Do?

According to Daniel 9:27, “and he [referring to the Antichrist] shall confirm the covenant with many for one week”—literally for one seven. Now, there is an interesting implication of this. Many have thought that the event which will actually start the seven-year Tribulation period—or if you want to call it the seven-year 70th week of Daniel 9 that we’re reading about here—that the event that will actually start that will be the Rapture of the Church.

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Will Pets Go To Heaven?

Will our pets join us in heaven with the Lord? Can you provide a Scripture reference? I believe the answer is they will join us. But I am unable to find the answer in my reading of the Bible. If I am correct, this will provide much comfort to me. I am looking forward to your reply…

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Will I Be Married in Heaven?

I met a woman who was recently widowed. She wanted to know whether or not she would still be married to her husband in heaven. She seemed to be very concerned about this. I am not sure why, but there are at least two possible scenarios in a situation like this…

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Does God Care When We Are Going Through Hard Times?

I have been reading through the Gospel of Mark and came to the passage in Mark 4:35-39 where Jesus calms the sea. The last part of verse 38 really “jumped” out at me. It was a terrible storm with the wind and waves threatening the disciples while Jesus was asleep….

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What Does it Mean to Blaspheme the Holy Spirit?

First of all, the word “blasphemy” comes from the Greek word “blasphemia” which means speaking evil against God. According to Acts 5:3-4, Peter tells Ananias that he has “lied to the Holy Spirit…You have not lied to men, but to God.” The Holy Spirit is one of the Persons of the Trinity along with the Father and the Son…

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Why Do I Still Struggle with Sin If I Am a Christian?

What we are dealing with here is temptation. It is the common problem of all human beings, and will be as long as we are still in the body. So, the important thing is to know what to do about temptation…

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What Does it Mean to “Take Up Your Cross”?

As teenagers, several of my friends in our youth group and I have committed to daily Bible reading and prayer for each other and our school. We are accountable to each other and often share what we have learned and any questions we might have…

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What’s the Difference Between a Disciple and Apostle?

In general terms, a disciple is a follower of a teacher. Most of us can look back over our school years and point to one or two teachers who had an impact on our lives and educa­tion. We attempted to absorb all that they had to teach us…

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Where Did Evil Come From?

According to the Bible, an angel created by God (Satan or Lucifer) was the first creature to bring evil into the universe. But the question arises how this good creature, created by a good God, living in a good universe, could choose evil. God did not cause Satan to sin, so who caused Satan to sin?…

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How Can I Cope With a Loved One Committing Suicide?

One of the greatest pains a person can face is the loss of a loved one to suicide…

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Does God Have a Good Purpose for all Evil?

Many Christians and non-Christians, alike, struggle with why God would allow so much seemingly senseless evil in the world. When a child is buried in the waters of a tsunami, how can there possibly be any good purpose for that? Can’t an all-powerful God do better?…

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How Reliable is the Modern Bible?

Nowhere in the Bible is there a promise of purity of the text of Scripture throughout history, but there is a great deal of evidence that suggests that the Bibles we read are extremely close to the original, inspired manuscripts that the prophets and apostles wrote.

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What Are the Apocrypha and the Gnostic Gospels?

The Apocrypha is a set of books written between the third century B.C. and the first century A.D. It consists of fourteen books (fifteen if you divide the books differently) which are found in the several ancient copies of important Greek translations of the Old Testa­ment and reflect some of the Jewish tradition and history that came after the time of Malachi (the last Old Testament prophet)…

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Why Would God Say: “I Have Hated Esau…”?

Several months ago, you answered a question on things that God “hates” based on Proverbs 6:16. That was most enlightening to me and helped me understand this passage more fully. Recently, I was reading in Malachi 1:2-3, and it has, in part, these words of God: “I have loved Jacob; but I have hated Esau….”

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What Makes the Bible Unique?

The Bible is clearly the most influential book the world has ever known. Abraham Lincoln called it “the best gift God has given to man.” Patrick Henry said, “It is worth all other books which were ever printed.”…

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How Long is Eternity?

Let’s stop and ask the question, “How long is eternity?” How long will I exist either with or without the eternal rewards God wants me to have? If you’re a non-Christian, how long will you exist in hell?…

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Is the Church Sexist Towards Women?

These two passages deal with women in the church. In Corinthians 14, women are to keep silent in church, and if they want to learn anything, they ask their husbands at home. In 1Timothy, it says much the same thing and includes women not teaching or exercising any authority over men…

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How was the Bible Put Together?

How do we know that the sixty-six books of the Bible are the only writings that should be included in Scripture? What about the Apocrypha, or the Gnostic gospels? Why shouldn’t they be included? The answer lies in the idea of canonicity…

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Do You Need the Bible to Know God Exists?

Not according to the Bible, which is telling since the Bible is a holy book. There are at least a handful of passages in the Bible which teach that a person comes to know that a Creator God exists by just observing the natural world…

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Why Does God Allow Natural Disasters?

With recent hurricanes, earthquakes, fires and other natural disasters devastating many around our world,  numerous people are asking, “Why does God allow suffering through natural disasters?” The Bible does not record a direct explanation regarding the purpose of such events, but does address some of the reasons natural disasters occur…

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How Do We Know Jesus Died from the Crucifixion?

Crucifixion seems to have been invented by the Persians, who transmitted it to the Carthaginians, from whom the Romans learned it. It was the ultimate Roman punishment for slaves and provincials, but it was not used for Roman citizens…

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