Category Archives: Inquiring Minds

Got Questions?

This entry is part 2 of 507 in the series Inquiring Minds

Welcome to the Inquiring Minds blog posts! I’m glad you stopped in to check it out. Inquiring minds is all about asking questions about the Bible, God, Christian life, and theology. There are virtually no questions on these subjects I … Continue reading

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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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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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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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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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Not Inheriting God’s Kingdom

What is the meaning of 1 Corinthians 6:9? What does Malakoi in 1 Cor. 6:9 mean? Provide evidence to back your interpretation. “Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be … Continue reading

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Word of Accountability

This entry is part 497 of 507 in the series Inquiring Minds

What does Deuteronomy 31:26 mean? ““Take this Book of the Law and put it by the side of the ark of the covenant of the Lord your God, that it may be there for a witness against you.” (Deuteronomy 31:26, … Continue reading

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Knowing the Languages

This entry is part 496 of 507 in the series Inquiring Minds

Must a person know Greek and Hebrew to interpret the Bible? First and foremost, the Holy Spirit illuminates Scripture to believers in Jesus. We have the ability to understand the text of Scripture as we read. The Holy Spirit gives … Continue reading

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