Monthly Archives: June 2020

Church and State

This entry is part 204 of 213 in the series Inquiring Minds

What is the meaning of Romans 13 which is about submission to governing authorities, and states, “The authorities that exist have been established by God”? I thought church and state were separate. The separation of church and state is an … Continue reading

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Three Old Testament Laws

This entry is part 45 of 45 in the series Holiness Matters

In our society, we have people who hate laws and violate them at every turn. And other people are by the book. They can get so legalistic it feels like they’re not even living life. These are two extremes and … Continue reading

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Old Testament Rules

This entry is part 203 of 213 in the series Inquiring Minds

Why did some rules from the Old Testament cease to exist? Why are things included in the Old Testament that do not pertain to us today? Old Testament laws are still in place today. But Christians don’t follow all 613 … Continue reading

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Hearing the Gospel

This entry is part 202 of 213 in the series Inquiring Minds

Does everyone worldwide have to hear the gospel of Christ before his return? Many scholars have discussed and debated this question for a very long time. The idea comes from two issues in the New Testament. The first is the … Continue reading

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Eating Pork

This entry is part 201 of 213 in the series Inquiring Minds

Why do most Christians eat pork, whereas the Bible says not to? Did I miss something? Because it tastes good. Sorry, couldn’t help myself. The prohibition against eating pork is part of the Old Testament laws of Moses. Specifically, this … Continue reading

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Moral Knowledge

This entry is part 200 of 213 in the series Inquiring Minds

According to Adam and Eve, why is knowledge bad, that they are forbidden to eat from the tree of knowledge of good and evil (everything)? God forbade Adam and Eve to eat from the Tree of Knowledge of Good and … Continue reading

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Pastoral Qualities

This entry is part 199 of 213 in the series Inquiring Minds

What are some of the qualities of a pastor according to the Bible? The pastoral epistles written by the apostle Paul are a big help here. He describes the qualifications for overseers (pastors) and deacons. First Timothy 3:1-7 gives some … Continue reading

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Trusting the Bible

This entry is part 198 of 213 in the series Inquiring Minds

If the Bible is written by sinful people, how can we trust it? We can trust the Bible because it is God’s Word. It is his message to us. Think of the power of God not only to change our … Continue reading

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Impact Versus Significance

This entry is part 197 of 213 in the series Inquiring Minds

What is the difference between impact and significance? To have impact on someone or something means that we put our own stamp on it. We affect in a major way whatever is happening. If it’s an event in history, we’re … Continue reading

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Cleanse and Restore Me

This entry is part 20 of 21 in the series Prayer Models

There’s nothing like a shower and a clean outfit. Pigs like to wallow in the mud. But we humans enjoy being clean. We only get dirty to do the jobs necessary around us. Most people avoid getting dirty if they … Continue reading

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