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April 1, 2006

Is there a study principle I can employ that would help me to distinguish between “spiritual” and “physical” concerning use of the word death in the New Testament writing? Question and Answer The question itself suggests the difficulty we have in making the distinction between physical and spiritual death in Scripture. Sometimes the Scriptures...

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Question and Answer

July 1, 2011

What is a Christian supposed to do when a boss gives her a lottery ticket and says, “Good Luck! I hope you win the $153 million dollar drawing tonight!”? (Pastor Cole, that happened to me with those exact words. If I win, you will never need to write another Q & A). Question and Answer If you mean that you will share the winnings with me,...

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Question and Answer

April 1, 2018

I have always thought that the term character referred to a fictional person, such as a character in a play or novel. But many Christian teachers and writers use this term to refer to real people in the Bible. I really don’t understand why. I’ve even noticed it in Today in the Word. Why do we not refer to the real people in the Bible as historical...

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Question and Answer

January 1, 2019

Why are the words of Paul considered Scripture, and does he contradict the words of Jesus? Question and Answer The 13 epistles written by the apostle Paul most certainly are Scripture, breathed out from God through the human author without error. The apostle Peter recognized Paul's writing at Scripture within one of his own letters: "Our...

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  • Q & A January 1, 2019

What Does "Students of the Word" Mean?

December 1, 2020

I’ve heard people say we should be “students” of the Word. What does that mean, really?

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  • Bible Study December 1, 2020

Question and Answer

August 1, 2006

Is the “newly discovered” book of Judas a part of the biblical canon? Question and Answer This is a very serious question! In the early church these kinds of questions were literally life and death matters. Back then it was a real possibility for a Christian to be put to death for protecting and hiding Scripture! Knowing this, godly believers...

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Question and Answer

January 1, 2006

Is the Bible just a story or is it the truth? Question and Answer Part of the answer can be found in the response to this column’s first question. To answer your question I would add that the Bible has many stories (e.g. Adam and Eve, Cain and Abel, etc). They are all true stories. But there is a difference between the Bible’s stories and...

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Question and Answer

September 1, 2005

My priest says that the Roman Catholic Church is the “pillar and foundation of truth.” Do you agree? Question and Answer The phrase “the pillar and foundation of the truth” is found in 1 Timothy 3:15. The preceding verse sets forth Paul’s objective in writing to Timothy. He lays out “how people ought to conduct themselves in God’s household,...

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Question and Answer

February 1, 2008

Matthew 27:25 says, “All the people answered, ‘Let his blood be on us and on our children!’ ”Does this verse imply that all Jews are responsible for Christ’s death? Question and Answer Absolutely not. This quote made by a mob certainly was not representative of all Jews even at that time. Several times this crowd was agitated by Jewish authorities,...

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Question and Answer

September 1, 2009

I had to file for bankruptcy, which means that we are now on a budget prepared by the court. My pastor says that we must continue to tithe. We think we really can't afford to tithe. What do you think? Question and Answer Your pastor may know something I do not know, such as your current income and the bankruptcy court's distribution of it:...

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