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May 6, 2008

As we read the Bible we see Lord and God used hundreds of times. How do we know what specific name was used in the original Scriptures? Question and Answer The names God and Lord found in the English version of the Bible are translations neither of which were in the original language of the Bible. Scholars suggest that both Yahweh and Jehovah...

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September 1, 2015

Why was Elisha angry with Jehoash for striking the ground three times instead of five or six times (2 Kings 13:14–24)? Question and Answer Elisha was using the bow and arrow as a teaching tool. It seems that after the shooting of the first arrow, additional arrows still remained. Elisha instructed Jehoash to take those arrows and strike...

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January 1, 2006

Every generation thinks the end times are going to happen in their time. How close are we? Are all the prophecies about the Lord’s coming fulfilled? Question and Answer If all the prophecies about the Lord’s coming were fulfilled, He would be here, or at least on the way. How close is He? The answer is in Romans 13:11–12: “The hour has come...

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June 1, 2015

I have often wondered about the use of the word jealousy in the Bible. Sometimes it seems to be a good thing, and at other times it seems to be evil and dangerous. God is described as a jealous God, and He certainly can’t be evil. When is jealousy right, and when is it wrong? And is jealousy the same thing as envy? Question and Answer I...

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May 1, 2019

One of my Bible versions translates the Matthew 18:21–35 teaching on forgiveness to say we should forgive 77 times, the other says 490 times. Which is correct? Question and Answer The number in Matthew 18:22 is difficult to translate. It appears to be a direct reference to Genesis 4:24. In the Septuagint, the Greek translation of the Old...

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July 1, 2014

At my job and in my living situation, many of my colleagues and neighbors are living secular, even alternative, lifestyles. They joke about the specifics of their lives casually, even graphically, and at times they put down things that are sacred to me. Sometimes I am confused about how to handle conversations and jokes in a Christian way...

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Is the COVID-19 global pandemic a sign of the end times?

November 1, 2020

Some say that recent events mean the end of the world is near. Is the COVID-19 global pandemic a sign of the end times?

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April 2, 2005

Does God listen to crowds more readily than to a few? What I mean is, are the prayers of, say, five thousand believers five times as effective as the prayers of one thousand? Question and Answer I am inclined to say probably not. Jesus said, "If two of you on earth agree about anything you ask, it will be done for you by my Father in heaven"...

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January 1, 2014

I read in my quiet time about Elisha who cursed a group of kids who were making fun of his baldness. Wasn’t this an overkill for the prophet? Was the crime really worthy of that punishment? Question and Answer The truth is that Elisha didn’t curse them because they were making fun of him personally—it was because they were ridiculing the...

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January 1, 2013

I am going through some difficult times in my life. I have prayed to God about my situation, but I still lack clarity about my circumstances. His silence on this matter is troubling to me. What should I do? Question and Answer Dear Christian, you are not the first person to struggle with God’s seeming silence in the midst of pain. I want...

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