Category Archives: Inquiring Minds

Got Questions?

This entry is part 1 of 426 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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Complete Joy

This entry is part 414 of 426 in the series Inquiring Minds

What is the meaning of “your joy may be complete”? How is it shown? This phrase appears four times throughout the writings of John the Apostle. It occurs twice in the Olivet Discourse in the Gospel and twice in his … Continue reading

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Noah and Inbreeding

This entry is part 413 of 426 in the series Inquiring Minds

If you accept the Noah and the ark story, are all of us descended from Noah and his family inbreeding? I do accept the historical account of Noah and the ark. There is external evidence from other cultures in the … Continue reading

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God’s Coming Kingdom

This entry is part 412 of 426 in the series Inquiring Minds

What is the meaning of the expression, “The coming of the kingdom of God is not something that can be observed” in Luke 17:20? In this passage, Jesus is teaching about the kingdom in the end times. Because he is … Continue reading

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Jesus’ Mother and Brothers

This entry is part 411 of 426 in the series Inquiring Minds

What is the meaning of Matthew 12:46? “While he was still speaking to the people, behold, his mother and his brothers stood outside, asking to speak to him. But he replied to the man who told him, “Who is my … Continue reading

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Carried by Angels

This entry is part 410 of 426 in the series Inquiring Minds

What does it mean that Lazarus was carried off by the angels to Abraham’s side (Luke 16:22)? The parable of the rich man and Lazarus in Luke 16:19-31 is only conveyed by Luke. None of the other Gospels have this … Continue reading

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Beginning of Genesis

This entry is part 409 of 426 in the series Inquiring Minds

How does the Book of Genesis begin? Genesis is the book of beginnings. So it would make sense that Genesis begins at the beginning of human history. It doesn’t tell the beginning of God, because God has always existed and … Continue reading

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Casting Lots

This entry is part 408 of 426 in the series Inquiring Minds

What is the “Lot” in Proverbs 16:33? “The lot is cast into the lap, but its every decision is from the Lord.” Proverbs 16:33 This proverb concerns the decision making process. The “lot” here refers to a decision-making device. Casting … Continue reading

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Divine Messiah

This entry is part 407 of 426 in the series Inquiring Minds

To whom does Micah 5:2 refer and how should we understand the phrase, “whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting”? This is a prophecy about Jesus, the Messiah. It probably had a preliminary fulfillment in the times … Continue reading

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Longing for Home

This entry is part 406 of 426 in the series Inquiring Minds

What is the meaning of Psalm 84? The context of Psalm 84 is praise to the Lord and the desire to dwell in the Temple and worship the Lord forever. The dwelling place of God is the Temple in Jerusalem … Continue reading

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Rider on the White Horse

This entry is part 405 of 426 in the series Inquiring Minds

Is the rider of the white horse in Revelation the return of Apollo? This is a tough question to answer because of the many different interpretations of the book of Revelation. There are at least four prevalent interpretive views of … Continue reading

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