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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, 2018

What are some of the practical implications of salt imagery for our personal lives today? Question and Answer Salt imagery has several practical implications for our lives as Christians today. First, we live in a world where sin’s corrupting power is constantly experienced and observed (see Rom. 1:18–32; 2 Tim. 3:1–9; 2 Peter 1:4). The 24/7...

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September 1, 2008

My wife and I have been reading a devotional tract which mentioned the film Schindler’s List. We believe that attending movies featuring unsaved actors is wrong. Monies earned by the film go to ungodly people. What is your opinion according to God’s Word? Question and Answer This question is too complex for me to handle in a paragraph or...

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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, 2009

What does it mean when the Bible talks about those who have hard hearts? How is it manifested today? Question and Answer Certainly one of the most notable examples in Scripture was Pharaoh. When Moses and Aaron approached Pharaoh to tell him that God wanted him to let His people go out of Egypt, he refused God. He didn't believe the truth.

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December 1, 2010

In light of all of the religions in the world, and the great emphasis on tolerance these days, how are we to understand Jesus' words in John 14:6? Question and Answer Very good question! In John 14:6 Jesus says, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” In light of all the religions in the world,...

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October 1, 2008

When I first came to Christ as a young man, I saw the men in our church pray together on their knees whenever they gathered for corporate prayer. But today I rarely see people praying on their knees. What does the Bible say about it? And I’d also like to ask: Why do we close our eyes when we pray? Is this something that the Bible says we have...

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September 1, 2007

Do the words “asleep in Jesus” support the teaching of some denominations that death is temporary oblivion; when we die, we lose consciousness until Judgment Day. Question and Answer No. True, Paul speaks of “those who have fallen asleep in Christ,” but in none of the texts where the expression appears does he mean oblivion or (as some say)...

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October 1, 2016

So much seems wrong in our culture today. I feel like it’s a struggle to get things done well, to get polite treatment in public institutions, and to hold people to the promises they have made. But, I hesitate at times to speak up because it seems like we’re told as Christians to be nice. I need to know how to think about this. Question and...

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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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