Author Archives: Jonathan Srock

Divisions in the Church

This entry is part 207 of 207 in the series Inquiring Minds

What is the meaning of 1 Corinthians 1:10? Paul begins First Corinthians by dealing with the divisions that are forming in the church. Of all the churches he founded, this one gave him the most headaches. They were constantly writing … Continue reading

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Humble Praise

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

When something wonderful happens in our lives, we can’t contain our joy and happiness. We want to share it with the world, with everyone around us. We get excited about it. That’s no different from when our relationship with God … Continue reading

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Closer to God

This entry is part 206 of 207 in the series Inquiring Minds

How can I get closer with God? I’m really struggling with this. It feels like the only reason I follow him is to get everlasting life. Is this selfish or human nature? There is so much more to knowing God … Continue reading

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Repentance

This entry is part 205 of 207 in the series Inquiring Minds

Is repentance necessary for salvation or is it considered a work? Please help, as I don’t know what to think anymore. Repentance is part of salvation. We must have godly sorrow over the sin that we commit against God and … Continue reading

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Church and State

This entry is part 204 of 207 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 207 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 207 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 207 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 207 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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