Monthly Archives: February 2020

Isaiah 53

This entry is part 7 of 24 in the series Inquiring Minds

How do you explain Isaiah 53 to a Jewish person? Isaiah 53 is commonly held by Christians as a messianic prophecy about Jesus Christ. It is part of Isaiah’s Servant Songs about a messianic figure. It depends on the person … Continue reading

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7 Rejection Hacks for Christians

This entry is part 2 of 28 in the series Holiness Matters

If there’s anything you’ve noticed in the last couple of Holiness Matters blog posts, and perhaps in every one of them, we aren’t welcome in this world. It’s not that everyone we know treats us rudely us or is out … Continue reading

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Bodily Resurrection

This entry is part 8 of 24 in the series Inquiring Minds

What will the resurrection of the body look like? The resurrection of the body is talked about in several places throughout the New Testament. Paul mentions it at the end of his discussion on the resurrection of the body (1 … Continue reading

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Cremation and the Bible

This entry is part 9 of 24 in the series Inquiring Minds

What does the Bible say about cremation? The Bible does not speak to the issue of cremation. In general, passages like Genesis 3:19 and Job 30:19 speak of returning to dust in the earth. The phrase, “Ashes to ashes and … Continue reading

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Thorn in the Flesh

This entry is part 10 of 24 in the series Inquiring Minds

What is the “thorn in the flesh” in 2 Corinthians 12 and how do you apply to your life? Background of 2 Corinthians 12 When Paul mentions his thorn in the flesh, he is in the middle of a rant … Continue reading

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Animalsi n Heaven

This entry is part 11 of 24 in the series Inquiring Minds

Do animals go to heaven? What about our pets? This is one issue no one can be sure about until we get to heaven. But we must start with whether or not animals have a soul. By “soul” I mean … Continue reading

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Job’s Knowledge of Satan’s Plans

This entry is part 12 of 24 in the series Inquiring Minds

How did Job know about the conversation between God and Satan? Did Job know that God allowed Satan to abuse him? This question concerns Job 1-2. The prologue to the book of Job tells the reader about a conversation between … Continue reading

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Author of Job

This entry is part 13 of 24 in the series Inquiring Minds

Who wrote the book of Job? We don’t really know who wrote the book of Job. Ideas range from a Hebrew well-versed in Scripture and wisdom literature to Moses to Job himself. It was written sometime during Israel’s history. I’m … Continue reading

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Praying for God’s Leadership

This entry is part 2 of 7 in the series Prayer Models

From the time we wake up to the time we lay down everyone wants to tell us their opinion about something. Our world is full of voices of various kinds. We watch TV and hear (much louder than the program … Continue reading

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Jesus Descended into Hell

This entry is part 15 of 24 in the series Inquiring Minds

What does it mean when Peter talks about Jesus descending into hell? This question references 1 Peter 3:19. The whole section runs from 1 Peter 3:8-22. But we will focus on 1 Peter 3:18-22. There are actually a few questions … Continue reading

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