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November 1, 2007

Is it really necessary for laypeople to study the Bible, or even read it every day? Isn’t a complete knowledge of the Bible the responsibility of the clergy? Question and Answer The answer to both questions is yes. Knowing the Bible is indeed a primary responsibility of the clergy, but it is not their exclusive responsibility. All of God’s...

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https://www.todayintheword.org/issues/2007/11/questions/137798
todayintheword.org November 1, 2007

Question and Answer

June 1, 2007

What is the difference between soul and spirit according to the Bible? Question and Answer Some think that there is no difference, and they may be right. But I understand the Bible to teach that people consist of a body, a soul, and a spirit. A body allows us to live within a tactile world, the soul is our personality (emotions and will),...

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https://www.todayintheword.org/issues/2007/6/questions/137760
todayintheword.org June 1, 2007

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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https://www.todayintheword.org/issues/2006/1/questions/138071
todayintheword.org January 1, 2006

Question and Answer

August 1, 2010

What does the Bible mean when it says God remembered a person? Question and Answer The Bible says God remembered Noah (Gen. 8:1), Abraham (Gen. 19:22), Rachel (Gen. 30:22), and others (1 Sam. 1:19). In these verses the Lord is not calling to mind people He has forgotten. Several years ago, I was greeting people that I knew by name after...

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https://www.todayintheword.org/issues/2010/8/questions/84279
todayintheword.org August 1, 2010

Question and Answer

April 1, 2012

What is meant by the Bible telling us to lay aside every weight? Question and Answer The passage referred to is Hebrews 12:1. This text has to do with living a disciplined, focused spiritual life. It’s talking about pushing away the things that would tempt you, and with divine help allowing the Lord to help you overcome the things of the...

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https://www.todayintheword.org/issues/2012/4/questions/85959
todayintheword.org April 1, 2012

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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

June 1, 2009

I am a new Christian and I know very little about the Bible. Someone told me the other day that we are to fear the Lord. Does the Bible say that we are to fear God? Question and Answer Yes, the Bible says that we are to fear the Lord. From beginning to end, the Bible declares that the fear of the Lord is one of the principal hallmarks of...

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https://www.todayintheword.org/issues/2009/6/questions/105849
todayintheword.org June 1, 2009

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August 1, 2018

I grew up in a religious tradition that referred to and honored saints. What does the Bible say about saints? Question and Answer phesians 1:1 says that if you are a true believer, then you and every other believer are saints, translated as “holy people” in the niv. Saints is just another term for born-again Christians. In popular language...

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https://www.todayintheword.org/issues/2018/08---august/qa/question-3
todayintheword.org August 1, 2018

Question and Answer

August 1, 2010

Does the Bible instruct us to help the poor, or is helping the poor just a social agenda? Question and Answer Jesus says in Matthew 6:2, “When you give to the poor.” Jesus does not say “if” you give to the poor. The Lord Jesus assumes that in His kingdom people would show mercy and be concerned about the poor. Tabitha, the only woman mentioned...

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https://www.todayintheword.org/issues/2010/8/questions/84278
todayintheword.org August 1, 2010

Question and Answer

November 1, 2017

Why do some versions of the Bible leave out Mark 11:26? Is this verse part of Scripture? Question and Answer In the New King James Version, Mark 11:26 says, “But if you do not forgive, neither will your Father in heaven forgive your trespasses.” But other translations, including the ESV, NLT, and NIV do not print the verse, and the NASB...

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https://www.todayintheword.org/issues/2017/11---waiting-on-god/qa/question-3
todayintheword.org November 1, 2017

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