Got Questions?

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 will not answer. This formed out of a life group…

Continue ReadingGot Questions?
Laying on of Hands

Image by Zhivko Dimitrov from Pixabay 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 Bible there is no…

Continue ReadingLaying on of Hands
Jesus as Yahweh

Image by floyd99 from Pixabay 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 Christian viewpoint. While this is…

Continue ReadingJesus as Yahweh
The Angel Raphael

Image by (Joenomias) Menno de Jong from Pixabay 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 Daniel to…

Continue ReadingThe Angel Raphael
Historically Accurate Bible

Image by Oberholster Venita from Pixabay 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 believer believes the Bible…

Continue ReadingHistorically Accurate Bible
Paul’s Motivation

Did the martyrdom of Stephen influence the Apostle Paul to accomplish more than the other apostles? Image by mohamed Hassan from Pixabay Stephen is martyred in Acts 7. The first verse of Acts 8 says that Paul was there holding the coats of the people who stoned him and Paul…

Continue ReadingPaul’s Motivation
Quran and Bible

Image by Pexels from Pixabay 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. The Bible was finished in…

Continue ReadingQuran and Bible
Word of Accountability

Image by Thomas Ulrich from Pixabay 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, ESV) Several times throughout…

Continue ReadingWord of Accountability
Knowing the Languages

Image by Tumisu from Pixabay 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 us understanding of God’s Word.…

Continue ReadingKnowing the Languages