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February 1, 2018

What did Jesus mean by earth when He said, “You are the salt of the earth”? Question and Answer In context, earth is not the physical Earth but a reference to the people of earth. This means that the scope of the church’s missional and beneficial influence embraces the entire human family and should not be restricted. In keeping with the...

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https://www.todayintheword.org/issues/2018/february/questions/question-3
todayintheword.org February 1, 2018

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September 1, 2014

Since the angels in heaven are called holy (Rev. 14:10), why does the Bible say in reference to God that “You alone are holy” (Rev. 15:4)? Question and Answer The angels who never rebelled against God are holy, but Revelation 15:4 highlights God’s unique holiness. God possesses holiness in the absolute and un-derived sense. Absolute un-derived...

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https://www.todayintheword.org/issues/2014/9/questions/140221
todayintheword.org September 1, 2014

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February 1, 2018

Jesus told His disciples that “You are the salt of the earth” (Matt. 5:13). I was told that the “you” is plural. Is this correct? Question and Answer Yes, the word you in Matthew 5:13 is plural. It is not only an individual Christian who is salt but the redeemed community of Christians as a whole who are the salt of the earth. The plural...

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https://www.todayintheword.org/issues/2018/february/questions/question-5
todayintheword.org February 1, 2018

Question and Answer

December 1, 2011

I heard someone say that the incarnation of Christ has huge implications. Could you state what some of those implications are? Question and Answer The term incarnation refers to the event when the Lord Jesus Christ became human, embracing humanity in its fullness without sin. The fact that Jesus became human does have wonderful implications.

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https://www.todayintheword.org/issues/2011/12/questions/84353
todayintheword.org December 1, 2011

Question and Answer

December 1, 2011

I heard someone say that the incarnation of Christ has huge implications. Could you state what some of those implications are? Question and Answer The term incarnation refers to the event when the Lord Jesus Christ became human, embracing humanity in its fullness without sin. The fact that Jesus became human does have wonderful implications.

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https://www.todayintheword.org/issues/2011/12/questions/79018
todayintheword.org December 1, 2011

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May 1, 2016

Jesus tells the church in Laodicea, “Because you are lukewarm—neither hot nor cold—I am about to spit you out of my mouth” (Rev. 3:16). What do you think this means? Question and Answer The city of Laodicea had two water sources: cold water from the mountains and hot water from the natural hot springs. The water from these two sources came...

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https://www.todayintheword.org/issues/2016/5/questions/184535
todayintheword.org May 1, 2016

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September 1, 2010

My fiancÉe and I are planning to get married soon but we argue about birth control, and the more we talk about it the more distant the prospect of a meeting of minds seems. What do you advise? Question and Answer I am not a marriage counselor, but I cannot refrain from telling you not to get married unless you have come to a genuine meeting...

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https://www.todayintheword.org/issues/2010/9/questions/84286
todayintheword.org September 1, 2010

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February 1, 2018

In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus preached, “You are the salt of the earth” (Matt. 5:13). Why did Jesus use a salt metaphor to describe His people? Question and Answer In the ancient world, people valued salt in many ways. Before refrigeration and the canning of food, salt was the main way people preserved meat and fish. In addition, the...

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https://www.todayintheword.org/issues/2018/february/questions/question-1
todayintheword.org February 1, 2018

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August 1, 2005

Two of my loved ones died recently. I am drawn to 1 Corinthians 15:29: “Now if there is no resurrection, what will those do who are baptized for the dead? If the dead are not raised at all, why are people baptized for them?” A friend suggests that I, a baptized believer, play a part in God’s plan for those who have gone before me. What do...

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https://www.todayintheword.org/issues/2005/8/questions/144439
todayintheword.org August 1, 2005

Question and Answer

July 1, 2005

When I was diagnosed as suffering from clinical depression, I asked the therapist, “Why does not God intervene?” She said, “He does! The staff and I are His intervention.” What do you think? Question and Answer I am inclined to agree with her. God works through people, and if she and her staff helped you, as you clearly imply in your letter,...

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https://www.todayintheword.org/issues/2005/7/questions/141221
todayintheword.org July 1, 2005

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