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January 1, 2010

Is it okay to confront a pastor who I think is wrong? If yes, how do I do it? Question and Answer You ask two questions: can I confront the pastor, and how to proceed? Taking these questions in reverse order—which assumes a yes answer to the first question—I would tell you first of all to go slowly. Be sure you have a legitimate complaint...

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https://www.todayintheword.org/issues/2010/1/questions/84256
todayintheword.org January 1, 2010

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August 1, 2011

It seems that daily I hear or read something about homosexuality. I do not believe the practice has God's approval, but could you point me to some biblical texts that deal with this issue? Is homosexual practice sin? If yes, where does the Scripture say so? Question and Answer The question of homosexuality confronts us almost daily on the...

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https://www.todayintheword.org/issues/2011/8/questions/84331
todayintheword.org August 1, 2011

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November 1, 2015

Does the Bible actually forbid having sex before marriage? Question and Answer Yes. The Bible says that virginity before marriage is a true virtue. Compare that to the lifestyles of the “rich and famous” and even all the people like us, a little closer to home. Today sex has been trivialized for both young men and women, and what should...

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https://www.todayintheword.org/issues/2015/11/questions/173515
todayintheword.org November 1, 2015

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January 1, 2018

Does the Bible have anything to say about racism? Question and Answer irst, the Bible teaches that God loves all people: “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life” (John 3:16). And although God considers racist ideology a grotesque evil, He still loves...

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https://www.todayintheword.org/issues/2018/january/questions/question-2
todayintheword.org January 1, 2018

Question and Answer

May 1, 2013

What does the Bible say about nose rings? Question and Answer The Bible indicates that women wore nose rings in the ancient Near East (Gen. 24:22, 30, 47; Isa. 3:21). The nose ring of antiquity was larger than the nose studs women wear today. They were placed in the right nostril, formed a semicircle, reaching a little below the lower lip.

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https://www.todayintheword.org/issues/2013/5/questions/109853
todayintheword.org May 1, 2013

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May 1, 2006

What is the best English version of the Bible? Question and Answer It is easier for me to name the worst version, or versions, than the best. A few versions are very, very bad, but many are quite good. Serious Bible students have different preferences, depending—to a certain extent—on their choice of philosophies governing translation. Some...

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https://www.todayintheword.org/issues/2006/5/questions/139636
todayintheword.org May 1, 2006

Question and Answer

March 1, 2011

Does the Bible teach the existence of guardian angels? Question and Answer A short answer is yes. The catch is that sometimes short answers lead to conclusions that may not be justified. For instance, the idea that every child of God is protected from harm by a personal guardian angel, without a moment of inattention, is clearly mistaken.

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https://www.todayintheword.org/issues/2011/3/questions/84308
todayintheword.org March 1, 2011

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October 1, 2019

What does the Bible say about physical death? Question and Answer As human beings we are made up of two parts: material and immaterial. Our material part is our physical body; our immaterial part is our soul and spirit. Our soul and spirit and our physical body are united and unified in our present embodied life and experience. Death, however,...

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https://www.todayintheword.org/issues/2019/october-2019/question-and-answer-october/question-4-october
todayintheword.org October 1, 2019

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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

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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

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