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Why Does Hebrews 8:13 Use the Present Tense?

"How does one reconcile the biblical statement that the law of Moses was 'abolished' by the death of Christ (Eph. 2:15), with a later passage (written long after the death of Christ) that seems to suggest that the Mosaic law was merely in the process of 'vanishing away' - that its end was only 'near' at that time (Heb. 8:13)?" ... read more »

Soul and Spirit: What’s the Difference?

"What is the difference between the spirit and soul of a human being?" There is no simple answer to this question because the words, "soul" and "spirit," are employed in varying senses within the different biblical contexts in which they may be found. The following represents a very brief summary of some of these major uses. The Soul The Hebrew ... read more »

Was Paul Uncertain About His “Inspiration”?

"As Paul concluded a discussion of marriage problems (real or potential), in 1 Corinthians 7, he declared: ' . . .and I think that I also have the Spirit of God' (v. 40).Does 'Spirit' here refer to a 'disposition' that is God-like, or is this a reference to the 'Holy Spirit'?If this is a reference to the Holy Spirit, what ... read more »

Lessons from the Catacombs of Rome

The term "catacomb" derives from a compound Greek term with the components kata (down) and kymbe (hollow). The word is used of that vast network of tombs beneath the city of Rome (and at other places as well) where ancient Christians buried their dead-and even met for worship during times of severe persecution. It has been estimated that this maze ... read more »

Does John 17:3 Negate the Deity of Christ?

"If Jesus Christ was 'God,' while he was upon the earth, why did he refer to the Father as 'the only true God' in John 17:3?" This question was submitted by a gentleman who identified himself as a "Jehovah's Witness."It is important to understand that the Watchtower folks repudiate the deity of Christ, alleging that Jesus, as he lived upon ... read more »

Is Accountability “Hereditary”?

"Could you explain passages such as Exodus 20:5; 34:7, and 1 Samuel 3:13? They seem to suggest that a later generation is punished for the sins of a former one. Does God hold one generation accountable for the sins of another?" Let us look as these texts individually, and then draw such conclusions as are warranted by the evidence. Exodus ... read more »

Why Did Paul Say, “Let God Be True...”?

"What does the passage mean, 'let God be found true, but every man a liar' (Romans 3:4)?" In the first two chapters of his letter to the Roman saints, Paul has discussed the spiritual plight of both the Gentiles (chapter 1), and the Jews (chapter 2). Both segments of humanity, he argued, had serious spiritual problems, and were accountable to ... read more »

Can Job Be a True Story?

"Can Job be a true story or just a good story to illustrate the character of God? Or maybe it had some extra added onto it at one stage. I ask this due to the part at the beginning where God and Satan basically have a bet. I also don't understand why a person (Satan in this case) would have ... read more »

Are We Resurrected from the Dead When We Obey the Gospel?

"Are we resurrected from the dead when obeying the gospel? If we are made alive in Christ, how can we be dead and resurrected again [at his second-coming]?" Before one obeys the gospel, he is dead in sin (Eph. 2:1). To which does this refer: the physical body or a spiritual condition? It refers, of course, to our spiritual condition. ... read more »

Some Facts About Death

Death is an unpleasant subject. Unless one is in the "death" business (mortuaries, cemeteries, tombstones, etc.), he doesn't like to talk about it-much less reflect upon his own demise. Death has had a bad reputation throughout human history. It was pronounced as a penalty for Adam's sin in the Garden of Eden (Gen. 2:17), and all human beings (with the ... read more »