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…

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Laying on of Hands

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 limitation on the laying on of…

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Jesus as Yahweh

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 not a wrong way to…

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The Angel Raphael

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 explain to him why his prayers have not…

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Paul’s Motivation

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 stoned him and Paul approved of his death. This is…

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Quran and Bible

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 95/96 AD while the Quran…

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Word of Accountability

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 the Book of the Law, or…

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Knowing Biblical 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.…

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