Author Archives: Jonathan Srock

Laying on of Hands

This entry is part 504 of 507 in the series Inquiring Minds

Who is qualified to lay hands on others? What is the relevance of Mark 16:17-18? There may be certain traditions in some denominations as to which Christians can lay hands on other Christians, usually elders and pastors, but in the … Continue reading

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Jesus as Yahweh

This entry is part 503 of 507 in the series Inquiring Minds

Why would you say that Jesus is the Jehovah of the Old Testament if that is your belief? God revealed himself to the Israelites throughout the Old Testament. Most people would consider Yahweh to be God the Father in the … Continue reading

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Respect His Reputation

This entry is part 122 of 122 in the series Holiness Matters

We must all protect our reputations. A good reputation goes a long way in the public square and in our relationships. If you run a business your reputation is everything. Sometimes it’s the only thing that gets you in the … Continue reading

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Egyptian Records and the Bible

This entry is part 502 of 507 in the series Inquiring Minds

Why do Egyptian records go right past the Biblical plagues and Red Sea without mentioning that they were all killed and then mostly killed again? One of the things the biblical text does not do is smooth over character flaws, … Continue reading

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No Flirting

This entry is part 120 of 122 in the series Holiness Matters

Some people think the Bible is an outdated book of rules that don’t apply to them. They look at what they call “archaic” laws, especially in the Old Testament, to prove their point. One of the places they may go … Continue reading

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The Angel Raphael

This entry is part 501 of 507 in the series Inquiring Minds

Why is the archangel Raphael only mentioned in the Book of Enoch? The Bible introduces us to only two angels by name, Gabriel and Michael. Michael is mostly involved with Daniel (Daniel 10:11-21; 12:1). In Daniel 10 Angel comes to … Continue reading

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Historically Accurate Bible

This entry is part 499 of 507 in the series Inquiring Minds

What’s the most historically accurate writing in the Bible? The short answer is… all of them. But we must understand that the Bible is first a book of faith. It is about believing in God before anything else. Therefore, every … Continue reading

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Paul’s Motivation

This entry is part 500 of 507 in the series Inquiring Minds

Did the martyrdom of Stephen influence the Apostle Paul to accomplish more than the other apostles? Stephen is martyred in Acts 7. The first verse of Acts 8 says that Paul was there holding the coats of the people who … Continue reading

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An Exclusive Relationship

This entry is part 121 of 122 in the series Holiness Matters

In our day and age there seems to be a desire, perhaps only on the part of the guy, to have a “pluralistic” relationship. We’ve seen all kinds of TV shows like “The Bachelor” and “Temptation Island” where people are … Continue reading

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Quran and Bible

This entry is part 498 of 507 in the series Inquiring Minds

Is it possible that the Quran and the Bible were once the same or part of the same book? History says no to this possibility. For one, the dates of the compositions of both of these books are way different. … Continue reading

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