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Question and Answer

November 1, 2008

The Bible says that Jesus wept just before He brought Lazarus back to life. He knew that He was going to bring Lazarus out of the tomb, which was surely better than leaving him dead. So why did He cry? Question and Answer John says, “When Jesus saw [Mary] weeping, and the Jews who had come along with her also weeping, he was deeply moved...

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July 1, 2016

I have friends who I believe are born again, and we often that comes up is their very strong belief in purgatory. What does the Bible say about that? Question and Answer Frankly, I believe that it says absolutely nothing. Purgatory refers to an in-between state where believers who die are further tested before moving on to heaven. Some suggest...

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May 1, 2019

One of my Bible versions translates the Matthew 18:21–35 teaching on forgiveness to say we should forgive 77 times, the other says 490 times. Which is correct? Question and Answer The number in Matthew 18:22 is difficult to translate. It appears to be a direct reference to Genesis 4:24. In the Septuagint, the Greek translation of the Old...

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November 1, 2019

I just finished a book on a near-death experience in which a lady died, went to heaven, experienced a number of beautiful things, and returned to earth. What does the Bible say about these types of experiences? Question and Answer The Bible says, “It is appointed for people to die once—and after this, judgment” (Heb. 9:27). There were a...

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September 1, 2010

Where is it found in the Bible that when a person dies his spirit goes up to heaven, and he is given a new body? Also, who created God? Question and Answer Taking these in order, consider 1 Corinthians 15:35–58 and 2 Corinthians 5:1–10. The answer to the question, “Who created God”—nobody created Him. God has always existed, and all creation...

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February 1, 2012

One of our college students just came back for a break and said that one of his Bible professors taught that the disciples of Jesus were probably teenagers. I never heard that before. Could that be accurate? Question and Answer The Bible isn’t clear on the exact age of those Jesus chose as His disciples, but this professor is engaging with...

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Present with the Lord or Raised on the Last Day?

November 1, 2020

I thought that when followers of Jesus died they were absent from the body and present with the Lord. But the Bible also says we are raised on the last day. Which is it?

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Question and Answer | Insomnia

April 1, 2021

Questions and Answers: Why do people suffer from insomnia when they seem to have a very safe and happy life?

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Is the Holy Spirit in the Old Testament?

January 1, 2020

When is the Holy Spirit first mentioned in the Bible? Jesus said He left us the Comforter in the New Testament, but are there references to the Spirit in the Old Testament?

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September 1, 2017

The Bible often speaks of God as a jealous God, and yet the Scripture makes it clear that jealousy is linked to quarreling and anger, and it goads us into destroying relationships rather than protecting them. But at the same time, Scripture points out that God is a jealous God (see Ex. 34:14; Deut. 4:24; Josh. 24:19; Nahum 1:2). What’s the...

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