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January 1, 2008

Our pastor upsets some of us by teaching that it is a sin for women to wear pants. He bases his conviction on Deuteronomy 22:5: “A woman must not wear men’s clothing, nor a man wear women’s clothing, for the Lord your God detests anyone who does this.” Does that verse settle the issue? Question and Answer Not for me, if style or fashion...

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https://www.todayintheword.org/issues/2008/1/questions/132131
todayintheword.org January 1, 2008

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April 1, 2007

I am confused about gender issues. A former boyfriend wants to change his gender; he wants to become a woman. I think that’s crazy (and sinful). But my mother thinks I am sinful. Every time I wear slacks, which is nearly every day, she reminds me that the Bible tells women not to wear men’s clothing. What about these things? Question and...

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https://www.todayintheword.org/issues/2007/4/questions/137504
todayintheword.org April 1, 2007

Question and Answer

January 1, 2010

My wife has a hard time with the Old Testament. She doesn't think a kind God would give orders to wipe out entire groups of people (including women and children at times). She's also troubled by severe punishments commanded for violation of some Levitical laws. How do you respond? Question and Answer First, I would thank your wife for the...

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https://www.todayintheword.org/issues/2010/1/questions/84255
todayintheword.org January 1, 2010

Question and Answer

April 1, 2005

Does Genesis 6:1-2 mean that angels married women - real, live human beings? Question and Answer The passage speaks of men (people), their daughters, and the "sons of God." If we include verses 3-7 in the passage, it suggests that the result of the marriages of the "sons of God" to the "daughters of men" was moral corruption of such extent...

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https://www.todayintheword.org/issues/2005/4/questions/151902
todayintheword.org April 1, 2005

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May 1, 2015

Why do some consider Hannah to be one of the most pious women in the Old Testament? Question and Answer Hannah, the wife of Elkanah, the mother of Samuel, suffered for years because of her infertility and painful family life (1 Sam. 1:3–7)! Her well-intentioned husband misunderstood her (1:8). ButHannah’s pain drove her to take her problem...

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https://www.todayintheword.org/issues/2015/5/questions/164010
todayintheword.org May 1, 2015

Question and Answer

September 1, 2005

1 Corinthians 14:34-35 troubles me. I cannot see how women can be silent and still be part of the church. Please resolve a debate in our church. Question and Answer In the year 2005, this is still one of the most controversial passages in the New Testament. Believe me, nothing I can say about it will settle the dispute in your church. But...

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https://www.todayintheword.org/issues/2005/9/questions/145341
todayintheword.org September 1, 2005

Question and Answer

December 1, 2010

Did David's sin have any consequences? Question and Answer Yes! While the Lord forgave David, the consequences of his sin were devastating. First, the baby born to David and Bathsheba died (2 Sam. 12:14). Then David's firstborn son, Amnon, raped his own sister (2 Sam. 13:1–20). And three of David's oldest sons died violent deaths (2 Sam.

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https://www.todayintheword.org/issues/2010/12/questions/84297
todayintheword.org December 1, 2010

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December 1, 2011

Why did God accept Abel’s offering and disapprove of Cain’s offering in Genesis 4? Question and Answer The Bible says in Genesis 4:4-5 that “the Lord looked with favor on Abel and his offering, but on Cain and his offering he did not look with favor.” The book of Hebrews gives us some help with your question. The writer to the Hebrews says,...

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https://www.todayintheword.org/issues/2011/12/questions/79016
todayintheword.org December 1, 2011

Question and Answer

December 1, 2011

Why did God accept Abel's offering and disapprove of Cain's offering in Genesis 4? Question and Answer The Bible says in Genesis 4:4–5 that “the Lord looked with favor on Abel and his offering, but on Cain and his offering he did not look with favor.” The book of Hebrews gives us some help with your question. The writer to the Hebrews says,...

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https://www.todayintheword.org/issues/2011/12/questions/84351
todayintheword.org December 1, 2011

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June 1, 2017

In the New Testament, God elevates women to a place of honor unlike the culture in those days. But in the Old Testament, God seems okay with polygamy and concubines. Why is that? Question and Answer You are correct that the New Testament honors women in a way that was uncommon in the ancient Greco-Roman world. In his book, How Christianity...

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https://www.todayintheword.org/issues/2017/6/questions/200010
todayintheword.org June 1, 2017

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