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September 1, 2017

In the Old Testament, a priest had to offer sacrifices for the people, but we know that no one is saved by the sacrifice of bulls and goats. How then were these Old Testament saints saved? Question and Answer They were saved by faith in the promises of God, just as we are. We find this truth affirmed in the New Testament: “And the scripture...

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https://www.todayintheword.org/issues/2017/9/q--a/09012017-question-1
todayintheword.org September 1, 2017

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March 1, 2017

In the Old Testament, people had to have sacrifices for them made by a priest. But we know that no one is saved by the sacrifice of bulls and goats (Heb. 10:4). So how were these saints saved? Question and Answer They believed, and the Scripture says it was counted as righteousness (Rom 4:3). No one is saved by works (Rom. 10:9). They were...

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https://www.todayintheword.org/issues/2017/3/questions/197582
todayintheword.org March 1, 2017

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February 1, 2006

I have been speaking with some local youth pastors about DJ dances in our city. Very often, at the local schools the dances have some less-than-virtuous music played. The dress attire for the students leaves something to be desired. My idea is to have Christian sponsored dances at the churches. The dances would be chaperoned by parents who...

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https://www.todayintheword.org/issues/2006/2/questions/139117
todayintheword.org February 1, 2006

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March 1, 2012

What does it mean to “stand in the gap” for individuals in prayer? Question and Answer A gap or a breach in a city’s wall was an opening that an enemy made in order to enter the city and destroy its inhabitants. The only way to prevent the enemy from entering the city through the breach was for a warrior to risk his life and literally stand...

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https://www.todayintheword.org/issues/2012/3/questions/84640
todayintheword.org March 1, 2012

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May 1, 2013

Would you explain these words to me: “As the mountains surround Jerusalem, so the Lord surrounds his people” (Ps. 125:2)? Question and Answer As I write the answer to this question, I am in the city of Jerusalem. Looking out my window, I see mountains. One of the striking and lasting features of Jerusalem is its topography, including mountains...

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https://www.todayintheword.org/issues/2013/5/questions/109851
todayintheword.org May 1, 2013

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March 1, 2014

I’ve heard, “The Land of Nod consisted of aliens from another planet, and there are two species on earth—aliens and God’s people.” Please help with the truth. Question and Answer The name Nod means “wandering.” The Lord told Cain that one of the consequences of murdering his brother was he would be a “restless wanderer on the earth” (Gen.

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https://www.todayintheword.org/issues/2014/3/questions/129450
todayintheword.org March 1, 2014

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May 1, 2008

What is the significance of the raising of some dead people when Jesus was crucified? Question and Answer As related by Matthew, three things happened when Jesus died: the curtain in the temple was torn in two from top to bottom, as if by invisible hands; an earthquake broke open the tombs; and the bodies of many holy people who had died...

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https://www.todayintheword.org/issues/2008/5/questions/134751
todayintheword.org May 1, 2008

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November 1, 2009

Is it wrong for a Christian to decorate a grave? Question and Answer Not unless you decorate them with broken beer bottles, as is sometimes done in the habitations of darkness. Decorating graves is an old Christian custom in the West. When I was a boy, the day we now call Memorial Day was usually called Decoration Day. On Decoration Day...

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https://www.todayintheword.org/issues/2009/11/questions/105869
todayintheword.org November 1, 2009

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May 1, 2016

Jesus tells the church in Laodicea, “Because you are lukewarm—neither hot nor cold—I am about to spit you out of my mouth” (Rev. 3:16). What do you think this means? Question and Answer The city of Laodicea had two water sources: cold water from the mountains and hot water from the natural hot springs. The water from these two sources came...

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https://www.todayintheword.org/issues/2016/5/questions/184535
todayintheword.org May 1, 2016

Question and Answer

January 1, 2006

I believe that there is life after death. So are we going to meet our loved ones again? Question and Answer For those who know the Lord, the answer is absolutely yes. The apostle Paul told his converts in Thessalonica that the hope of seeing them in glory sustained him. “For what is our hope, our joy, or the crown in which we will glory...

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https://www.todayintheword.org/issues/2006/1/questions/138069
todayintheword.org January 1, 2006

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