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July 1, 2008

Is compromise an acceptable way to handle disputes in a church? Question and Answer It depends on the nature of the dispute. If serious doctrine is the issue, the church leaders should study the Scriptures and the church’s traditions to determine where the truth lies. The Scriptures are the Word of God, traditions are not. But the church’s...

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https://www.todayintheword.org/issues/2008/7/questions/137456
todayintheword.org July 1, 2008

Question and Answer

September 1, 2019

Can you explain the Trinity so an ordinary person can understand? Question and Answer It would be great if there were a really simple illustration or analogy that could explain the complex nature of the Trinity. But to describe our God as One who is three-in-one is not a simple matter. The biblical doctrine of the Trinity contains three...

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https://www.todayintheword.org/issues/2019/september-2019/qa-september-2019/question-1
todayintheword.org September 1, 2019

Question and Answer

November 1, 2018

Why was the Law of Moses so harsh, calling for an eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth? This seems so primitive and callous. Question and Answer This law, frequently called the “law of retaliation,” is also found in Exodus 21:23–25, Leviticus 24:19–20, and Deuteronomy 19:16–21. It is perceived as vengeful and excessive, when in fact it...

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https://www.todayintheword.org/issues/2018/11---november/question-and-answer/question-3
todayintheword.org November 1, 2018

Question and Answer

October 1, 2018

Why can’t an ordinary Christian do what the Apostles did in the book of Acts? Question and Answer Some unusual things happen in the book of Acts when the Lord was establishing the church. Prior to the ascension of Christ and the Day of Pentecost, the church did not exist. When Christ poured out the Spirit of God from heaven upon the disciples,...

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https://www.todayintheword.org/issues/2018/10---october2/qa/question-2
todayintheword.org October 1, 2018

Question 5

July 1, 2018

Would you provide an example of misusing or taking God’s name in vain? Question 5 The use of God’s name in profanity is a sad case in point. Sometimes people call down God’s damnation on other people. This is a serious offense to God for a number of reasons. When these profane words are uttered, they are trivializing or ignoring God’s holiness...

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https://www.todayintheword.org/issues/2018/07---july/question-and-answer/question-5
todayintheword.org July 1, 2018

Question and Answer

March 1, 2017

I have an acquaintance who believes in reincarnation. What does the Bible say? Question and Answer Other religions, notably Hinduism and Buddhism, teach various versions of reincarnation. But the Bible says, “People are destined to die once, and after that to face judgment” (Heb. 9:27). In other words, people are born once and die once on...

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https://www.todayintheword.org/issues/2017/3/questions/197583
todayintheword.org March 1, 2017

Question and Answer

April 1, 2011

What about people who are converted to Christ through dreams without the intervention of a missionary or an evangelist? Question and Answer Of course, there are some people in the world today who convert to Christ because God spoke to them in a dream or in some other extraordinary manner, and they have believed the gospel and trusted the...

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https://www.todayintheword.org/issues/2011/4/questions/84314
todayintheword.org April 1, 2011

Question and Answer

October 1, 2009

Is there such a thing as an authentic Christian who has not experienced the baptism of the Spirit? Question and Answer The Scriptures make it clear that the child of God has been made part of the body of Christ through baptism of the Holy Spirit. Paul made it clear that his letter to the church in Corinth was not simply written to the Corinthians...

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https://www.todayintheword.org/issues/2009/10/questions/105866
todayintheword.org October 1, 2009

Question and Answer

February 1, 2012

Why is there such an emphasis in the Scripture for making a joyful noise unto the Lord? Question and Answer I had a pastor who recognized his deficiency in musical talent and yet never tired of “singing with great gusto”—which some would call “great noise.” I loved his enthusiasm. In his monotone voice he triumphantly made his way through...

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https://www.todayintheword.org/issues/2012/2/questions/82206
todayintheword.org February 1, 2012

Question and Answer

September 1, 2014

When I was growing up, dancing was considered an expression of worldliness. What does the Bible say? Question and Answer According to the Bible, dance was a part of worship in ancient Israel (Ex. 15:20; 1 Sam. 18:6; Ps. 30:11; 150:4). Today, in some churches across the globe, dancing is still a vital part of worship. I was in Ghana last...

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https://www.todayintheword.org/issues/2014/9/questions/140226
todayintheword.org September 1, 2014

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