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December 1, 2008

Since heterosexual monogamous marriage is God’s ideal for marriage, why did some followers of the Lord in the Old Testament have more than one wife? Question and Answer It is true that some Old Testament saints practiced polygamy (1 Sam. 1:1–2; 30:5; 2 Sam. 3:2–5). King Solomon tops the list with 700 wives and 300 concubines (1 Kings 11:1–6)!

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https://www.todayintheword.org/issues/2008/12/questions/137499
todayintheword.org December 1, 2008

Question and Answer

September 1, 2010

Numbers 10:9–10 (NASB) tells the Lord's people to do certain things to remind God of their existence or need of help in battle. Why should God need to be reminded? Question and Answer God didn't need to be reminded. He wanted to be remembered by His people, and to be sought by them—for their welfare, not His. But they needed memory aids...

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https://www.todayintheword.org/issues/2010/9/questions/84284
todayintheword.org September 1, 2010

Question and Answer

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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https://www.todayintheword.org/issues/2008/5/questions/134888
todayintheword.org May 6, 2008

Question and Answer

December 1, 2011

Did God really create the entire universe in six days? Are we to understand the days of Genesis 1 as literal 24-hour periods? Question and Answer Before I give what I believe is a biblical response to your question, there is something I must say first. Godly followers of Christ throughout church history have understood the days of Genesis...

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https://www.todayintheword.org/issues/2011/12/questions/79015
todayintheword.org December 1, 2011

Question and Answer

May 1, 2010

I have heard it said that a true believer who backslides will return to the Lord before he or she dies. Is this true? One of my children is currently far from the Lord. Can I believe that she will repent and come back to the Lord before it is too late? Question and Answer This is a hard question, chiefly because we cannot see into the minds...

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https://www.todayintheword.org/issues/2010/5/questions/84267
todayintheword.org May 1, 2010

Question and Answer

December 1, 2009

Is the Holy Spirit God? Question and Answer Yes! The Holy Spirit is God Himself. He is called God in Acts 5:1-4. He is a member of the Godhead, being one with God the Father and God the Son (Matt. 28:19; 2 Cor. 13:14). Remember, that there are not three gods, but One God who exists eternally in three personal self-distinctions: God the Father,...

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https://www.todayintheword.org/issues/2009/12/questions/105870
todayintheword.org December 1, 2009

Question and Answer

November 1, 2014

Why did God strike Uzzah dead when he reached out to steady the ark of God after the oxen stumbled (2 Sam. 6:6–7)? He was only trying to help. Question and Answer The Lord’s actions seem capricious and unkind. Even David became angry (2 Sam. 6:8). After all, they were transporting the ark on a new cart and worshiping the Lord while moving...

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https://www.todayintheword.org/issues/2014/11/questions/141885
todayintheword.org November 1, 2014

What Does "Good" Mean When Used to Describe God?

June 1, 2020

The Psalms describe God as good (Ps. 86:5). I often think of "good" as somewhat average (the meal was good, but not excellent). What does "good" mean when used to describe God?

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https://www.todayintheword.org/issues/2020/june/oa/question-5/
todayintheword.org June 1, 2020

Question and Answer

April 1, 2012

Does God really care about each person individually? There are some days when I wonder if God has any idea of everything I am going through, the pain I’m suffering, and the burdens I’m under. Question and Answer I think the words of Jesus are very explicit: He said of sparrows that none of them fall to the ground without God’s knowledge.

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https://www.todayintheword.org/issues/2012/4/questions/85958
todayintheword.org April 1, 2012

Question and Answer

May 1, 2019

Is God ever ashamed of my depression? Question and Answer To speak of the Lord Jesus being “ashamed” of you is to suggest that there might be something you are doing that is displeasing or embarrassing to God, or that you are not living up to God’s standard by intentional choice. Clinically speaking, depression comes about not so much by...

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https://www.todayintheword.org/issues/2019/may/question-and-answer/question-1
todayintheword.org May 1, 2019

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