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October 1, 2005

Romans 5:7 says that “very rarely will anyone die for a righteous man, though for a good man someone might possibly dare to die.” What is the difference between a righteous man and a good man? Question and Answer Paul seems to use the term “a righteous man” with reference to keeping the Law. He himself before his encounter with Christ was...

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August 1, 2008

Was the ability to speak given to man by God or did it evolve? Question and Answer This issue must be put in the context of the wonder of language. God Himself is a God who speaks. He brought the world into existence by His word (Gen. 1:1–31; Ps. 33:6). In the Old Testament understanding of language, the spoken word itself was an entity,...

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October 1, 2007

I have a friend who says there is no such thing as the free will of man. He says, “If God is sovereign, then the idea of man having a choice in anything is ridiculous?” Is he right? Question and Answer This is one of those arguments that will never be put to rest this side of heaven. I can only tell you what I believe. I think that as you...

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September 1, 2011

Was Abraham a man of pure Jewish faith, or was it his mother who was a Jew? Question and Answer Neither Abraham nor his mother were Jewish. They were Chaldeans (Genesis 11:27). At the time, there were no Jews. However, Abraham became the father of Isaac, whose son Jacob had twelve sons, one of whom was Judah—from whom comes the word Jew.

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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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July 1, 2005

What is the image of God in man? How do you get it and can you lose it? Question and Answer Every person is born with the image of God, and you cannot lose it. So what is this image of God? The dictionary defines an image as “the reproduction or imitation of the form of a thing or a person.” Mankind, as made in the image of God, is intended...

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When Jesus Was Angry

October 1, 2020

How could Jesus, the perfect man, experience anger?

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November 1, 2018

Why would the Law of Moses require a woman to marry the man who raped her? This just seems so wrong. Question and Answer This reflects a misunderstanding of Deuteronomy 22:28–29: “If a man happens to meet a virgin who is not pledged to be married and rapes her and they are discovered, he shall pay her father fifty shekels of silver. He must...

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January 1, 2008

In Judaism, a boy becomes a man at age 13, meaning that he is now accountable for his sins. Is this the age of accountability? Question and Answer Only God knows the answer to that question. It raises other questions: does Judaism’s tradition imply that all boys are the same emotionally and spiritually? If so, all of them must be free from...

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December 1, 2010

If David was a man after God's own heart, how do we explain his behavior in 2 Samuel 11 and 12? Question and Answer David was a man after God's own heart (1 Sam. 13:14; Acts 13:22) and he was one of the godliest men who breathed earth's air. Next to Moses, no other person in the Old Testament captured the heart and imagination of Israel...

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