Category Archives: Inquiring Minds

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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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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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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TheTwo Judgments and Revelation

This entry is part 14 of 24 in the series Inquiring Minds

In Revelation, what is the Great White Throne Judgment and how does it apply to Christians? In Revelation, there is a judgment at the end of the book called the Great White Throne Judgment (Revelation 20:11-15). Many people have questions … Continue reading

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Divine Counsel

This entry is part 16 of 24 in the series Inquiring Minds

What is the divine counsel and who is allowed to be in it? What are Satan’s permissions and God’s allowances. The divine counsel appears clearly and at least two passages of Scripture. Psalm 29:1 tells the “heavenly beings” to describe … Continue reading

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