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January 1, 2007

Why do Protestants call John a Baptist? Baptists are a late development in Christian history. There were no Baptists in the first century. Hearing him called a Baptist bugs me. Question and Answer Don’t be bugged. By nearly every denomination, John is called “the Baptist,” meaning only that he was a baptizer, not a Baptist in the denominational...

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October 1, 2007

Often when we hear about the birth of our nation we hear that these Founding Fathers were believers. Recently I heard that some of these guys were what some call Deists. So what’s the difference between a Deist and other Christians? Question and Answer A Deist is somebody who believes that God indeed created the world, but they say that...

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May 1, 2008

This is a question about method in prayer. Should I pray out loud or silently when praying by myself? Question and Answer “By myself” means alone, in a private place, not when standing at a bus stop or on the bus. Praying aloud in a public place (except at street meetings) risks the unneeded attention of paramedics. To pray audibly in your...

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February 1, 2019

After the Fall of humanity in Genesis 3, do people still bear the image of God? Question 4 Yes! Certainly sin has marred the image and defaced it, but the Fall did not erase the image of God in humanity. Even though we live in a fallen world, the value of human life persists to this day—because of the reality that people still bear the image...

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March 1, 2017

Is the Bible the only rule of faith and practice for the child of God? Question and Answer As 2 Timothy 3:16 says, “All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness.” Further, all Scripture should point our attention toward our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. He Himself illustrated...

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September 1, 2018

I often hear the apostle Thomas described as “doubting Thomas,” a bad example. When I read the story, I wonder if that’s the sum of who he was? Question and Answer Just this Easter, my pastor preached a defense of Thomas! Thomas is often reduced to his experience with doubt, but there is more to his story. When other disciples tried to keep...

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June 1, 2014

Who are the “Sons of God” in Genesis 6? Question and Answer Many people wonder about the statement that “the sons of God saw that the daughters of humans were beautiful, and they married any of them they chose” (Gen. 6:2). It is said that out of these unions came the Nephilim, a supposed race of giants that corrupted the earth (Gen. 6:4).

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February 1, 2016

Why is God not mentioned in the book of Esther? How can a biblical book not clearly speak of God? Question and Answer We can’t imagine a scholar writing a history of the birth of the United States and omitting George Washington. How much more puzzling that the book of Esther never mentions the name of God, who is central to the entire story!

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April 1, 2018

What does the word hope really mean? I hear the word so often in church about anything from “hoping to be ready” to a vague “hoping in the Lord” to “I hope my teenager changes.” It doesn’t often seem to be said with conviction or foundation; it’s just a kind of expression applied to many circumstances. Question and Answer What you’re describing...

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May 1, 2016

Why did God use the form of a story to give us so much of the truth in the Bible? Question and Answer Much of Scripture is historical narrative, a genre that tells history in the form of story. I believe the Lord communicated a major part of His revelation in the Old and New Testament in historical narrative/ story for several reasons. First,...

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