Monthly Archives: February 2020

Cremation and the Bible

This entry is part 5 of 22 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 6 of 22 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 7 of 22 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 8 of 22 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 9 of 22 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 11 of 22 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 10 of 22 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 12 of 22 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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Job’s Suffering

This entry is part 13 of 22 in the series Inquiring Minds

Why did God allow Job to suffer at Satan’s hand? The book of Job starts out with information that only the reader is given. In Job 1:6-12, Satan comes from the earth to heaven to be evaluated by God. Like … Continue reading

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