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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

September 1, 2009

How do cavemen and dinosaurs fit in the creation story? This can be a difficult point when speaking with nonbelievers. Question and Answer Presumably, your "cavemen" are brutish creatures grunting to each other as they squat by a fire and grill the day's catch——an antelope, perhaps, ambushed and clubbed to death on a grassy meadow. But...

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https://www.todayintheword.org/issues/2009/9/questions/105862
todayintheword.org September 1, 2009

Question and Answer

May 1, 2016

Why did God use the form of a story to give us so much of the truth in the Bible? Question and Answer Much of Scripture is historical narrative, a genre that tells history in the form of story. I believe the Lord communicated a major part of His revelation in the Old and New Testament in historical narrative/ story for several reasons. First,...

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https://www.todayintheword.org/issues/2016/5/questions/184539
todayintheword.org May 1, 2016

Question and Answer

February 1, 2016

How do we see God’s providence in the book of Esther? Does this story have anything to do with our lives today? Question and Answer Providence is evident throughout the book of Esther in the events that initially appear to be coincidences. Esther just happens to find favor with the royal official in charge of the beauty contest (2:8–9).

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https://www.todayintheword.org/issues/2016/2/questions/179844
todayintheword.org February 1, 2016

Question and Answer

March 1, 2006

The story of Balaam in Numbers 22–24 puzzles me. Are we expected to take literally the conversation between Balaam and his donkey? Question and Answer Certainly, including the humor of the situation. The spectacle of a man shouting at an animal would not surprise us. But his heated two-way conversation with the beast was surely hilarious.

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https://www.todayintheword.org/issues/2006/3/questions/169539
todayintheword.org March 1, 2006

Question and Answer

October 1, 2005

Jesus told a story about a royal wedding banquet that was attended by a guest who did not wear a wedding garment. The king had him thrown out. Should we imitate that king and exclude certain people from our weddings? Question and Answer You may have missed the intent of the parable, which has several layers of spiritual meaning (Matthew...

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https://www.todayintheword.org/issues/2005/10/questions/145463
todayintheword.org October 1, 2005

Question and Answer

September 1, 2018

I often hear the apostle Thomas described as “doubting Thomas,” a bad example. When I read the story, I wonder if that’s the sum of who he was? Question and Answer Just this Easter, my pastor preached a defense of Thomas! Thomas is often reduced to his experience with doubt, but there is more to his story. When other disciples tried to keep...

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https://www.todayintheword.org/issues/2018/09---september/question-and-answer/question-3
todayintheword.org September 1, 2018

Question and Answer

April 1, 2017

Reading through the New Testament, I came to the story of the demon-possessed man of the Gerasenes told in the Gospels of Mark and Luke. I thought it was a really powerful story, but I wondered about a couple of things. Why did the demons ask to be sent into the pigs, and why did Jesus allow the demons to go into the pigs? Could He not just...

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https://www.todayintheword.org/issues/2017/4/questions/199061
todayintheword.org April 1, 2017

Question and Answer

October 1, 2015

Sometimes biblical stories are hard to figure out. In the case of the story of the Samaritan woman (John 4), why did she respond so quickly to Jesus, especially since there had been bitter feelings between the Jews and Samaritans for a long time? And why, given the kind of woman she was, did people believe her when she ran back to tell them...

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https://www.todayintheword.org/issues/2015/10/questions/170650
todayintheword.org October 1, 2015

Question and Answer

January 1, 2009

The story of the healing of a demon-possessed man in Mark 5 says that Jesus sent a herd of pigs over a cliff to drown in the lake. How did the Jews get away with raising herds of pigs? Wasn't that forbidden? Question and Answer Yes indeed, pigs were ceremonially unclean. Serious Jews could neither raise nor eat pigs. But the unfortunate...

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https://www.todayintheword.org/issues/2009/1/questions/150936
todayintheword.org January 1, 2009

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