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October 1, 2010

What is the meaning of the word castaway in 1 Corinthians 9:27? Question and Answer The word castaway is found in the King James Version of the Bible. A better rendering of the word is perhaps “rejected” or, as in the NIV, “disqualified.” Some suggest that Paul was saying that his soul might be in jeopardy at some point in the future. But...

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February 1, 2019

Is the Hebrew word for man in Genesis 1:26–27 a personal name or a generic term for humanity? Question 1 In Genesis 1:26–27, the Hebrew word, which is translated as man in our English versions, is adam. Adam is sometimes used as the name of the first man (Gen. 5:1, 3-5). But in Genesis 1:26–27, adam is used in the generic sense for humanity,...

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February 1, 2008

Matthew 27:25 says, “All the people answered, ‘Let his blood be on us and on our children!’ ”Does this verse imply that all Jews are responsible for Christ’s death? Question and Answer Absolutely not. This quote made by a mob certainly was not representative of all Jews even at that time. Several times this crowd was agitated by Jewish authorities,...

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April 1, 2005

Was Jesus surprised by the crucifixion, and did He believe that God had abandoned Him? The question is based on His cry of despair, "My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?" (Matt. 27:46). Question and Answer Certainly, before the crucifixion Jesus knew all that would transpire. But perhaps the actual experience was more intense than He...

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March 1, 2014

Matthew 27:52–53 seems to state that some bodily resurrections did occur at Jesus’ death before He even went to the tomb. Are these people still around today? Question and Answer On Good Friday the tombs were opened (v. 52), but it seems that these bodily resurrections occurred on the same day that Jesus was raised from among the dead, and...

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November 1, 2007

I have two questions about Romans 11:25–27. Did God “harden” the Jews who don’t believe in Jesus? In other words, is their unbelief His doing? Second, will every Jew be saved? Question and Answer First, when reading Romans 11, think nationally—of Israel. In that chapter, Paul is not thinking about individuals, except to make the point that...

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April 1, 2015

Why did the Lord Jesus quote Psalm 22:1 “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me” (Matt. 27:46)? Did Jesus not understand why He was dying? Question and Answer Certainly the Lord Jesus understood that He was going to die. He told His disciples, “The Son of Man will be delivered over to the chief priests and the teachers of the law. They...

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June 1, 2013

In Matthew 22:37 the word strength is dropped from the list that includes heart, soul, and mind in Mark 12:30 and Luke 10:27. It seems to me that all four are important to make it a complete picture. Do you have any thoughts on why Matthew didn’t include all four? Question and Answer The answer to this question, in this case, might be simple.

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September 1, 2016

In my view, the Lord’s solution to the problem of heart adultery in Matthew 5:27–30 is extreme. How am I to understand our Lord’s words? Is He saying that we are literally to gouge out our eyes and cut off our right hand in order to deal with the problem of the sinful desires of our hearts? Question and Answer Our Lord’s language of gouging...

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November 2, 2005

Paul said that to die is to be with Christ “which is better by far” (Phil. 1:23). In the same epistle, Paul tells his readers that Epaphroditus had been ill “and almost died.” But, Paul added, “God had mercy on him” (Phil. 2:27). That means that God healed him and Epaphroditus recovered, right? If being in heaven would have been “better by...

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