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  1. How can I help a Christian who is contemplating suicide on the grounds that life is a gift from God and it is therefore our choice (as with any gift) to keep it or end it?
  2. If a woman asks for divorce, can the man remarry without commiting adultery?
  3. Why is water never to be shared with strangers (Proverbs 5:17)?
  4. How important is the guidance of the Holy Spirit in the day to day living of saved ones?
  5. Why does Isaiah refer to Jesus as the Everlasting Father?
  6. Where do we find the official biblical teaching that God is 3 persons?
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Answer by Benjamin Wellman , I <3 Jesus!

Is poverty usually related to sin or the absence of God's favor?

There's a saying that "Idol hands are the devil's workshop". The Bible talks about being lazy/idol quite a bit. It says those who refuse to put their hand to...

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Question by James Wong , Passionate Christ Follower and Business Man

Is poverty usually related to sin or the absence of God's favor?

I understand there are exceptions to this (i.e. Job's wealth being taken away because he was being tested) but I'm asking "usually".

Proverbs 24:33 - 34

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Answer by Ben Ting

What can I do to receive Jesus as my personal savior?

1) Convicted that indeed you are a miserable sinner. 2) You want to run away, to change, to get out of this miserable sinful life. 3) You realized you cannot...

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Answer by Jason Winn , Co-Founder, eBible
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Do we now have to keep the sabbath?

Personally I feel that the Sabbath is often portrayed negatively, for whatever reasons. Perhaps it's the list of laws that came with it in the Jewish Law....

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Question by Calvin Rechais

Do we now have to keep the sabbath?

Genesis 2:1 - 3

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Answer by Chuck Smith jr , Soul-shaper

Why did the rich man "had to" admire the dishonest rascal for being so shrewd?

This particular parable has probably raised more questions and concerns than any other. Usually, Bible students want to know how Jesus could use the behavior...

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Answer by Edward Yim

Does this verse equal the other way, that great wealth is true godliness?

I do not believe that the reverse is true.

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Answer by Colin Wong , Founder, eBible.com
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Does this verse equal the other way, that great wealth is true godliness?

The term "wealth" in the context of 1 Timothy 6:6 is also translated as "gain" in other translations. "Now there is great gain in godliness with contentment,...

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Answer by Colt Mccarthy

Does this verse equal the other way, that great wealth is true godliness?

James, Here is a simple rule to follow. The smallest form of interpretation is in the paragraph. When you take a verse out of the context of the paragraph,...

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Answer by Jeremiah Hayes

What does it mean to be unclean until evening?

It is also important to remember that uncleanness does not necessarily imply sin. We know Christ touched corpses and even raised a few from the dead... yet...

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Answer by Colin Wong , Founder, eBible.com
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What does it mean to be unclean until evening?

According to Jewish law, "uncleanness" in this context is associated with sin and death. Those in contact with human corpse must keep away and undergo a...

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Answer by Ben Ting

Why were the people of God in the OT lacking in faith?

The story of Exodus amazes me always, and reminds me always that "seeing is not believing". I can't imagine someone who had gone thru what the Israelites did...

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Question by Pattyann Oloughlin , I'M Blessed to be a Child Of God.Mother of 3 Boys,loving sis

Why were the people of God in the OT lacking in faith?

Is it because faith comes from believing in Jesus?

Hebrews 4:1 - 16

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Answer by Colin Wong , Founder, eBible.com
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What is the meaning of Proverbs 21:20?

A wise person accumulates savings and wealth. A foolish person spends them and have nothing to show for.

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Question by Surendra Khadka

What is the meaning of Proverbs 21:20?

Proverbs 21:20

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Answer by Colin Wong , Founder, eBible.com
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What is the message that we can take from Exodus 1:15-22?

The Hebrew midwives feared God more than they feared Pharaoh. Because of their obedience, "the people multiplied and grew very strong" (Exodus 1:20). Why is...

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Question by Chris Jo
Answer by Colin Wong , Founder, eBible.com
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How does the Holy Spirit work with me?

The answer lies in the chapters preceding this verse. In John 14:15-17, Jesus states, "If you love me, you will keep my commandments. And I will ask the...

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Question by Anonymous
Medium

How does the Holy Spirit work with me?

John 16:13

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Answer by Colin Wong , Founder, eBible.com
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What is the purpose behind "uncovering his feet and lie down"?

This verse is read to mean that Ruth was inquiring about Boaz's willingness to take her as his wife and to provide for her as the family redeemer. Is there a...

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Answer by Ben Ting

What is the significance of the term "unequally" in "unequally yoked with unbelievers"?

In the overall context, Paul is admonishing the Corinthian church not to be "like the world" anymore. But rather be separated from the...

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Answer by Chuck Smith jr , Soul-shaper

What is the significance of the term "unequally" in "unequally yoked with unbelievers"?

"Unequally yoked" translates one Greek word--a rare word, in fact, that occurs nowhere else in the New Testament. In the Greek translation of the Old...

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Question by Colin Wong , Founder, eBible.com
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What is the significance of the term "unequally" in "unequally yoked with unbelievers"?

The phrase in 2 Corinthians 6:14 is often explained as "do not be yoked with unbelievers". Yet, there's a difference between "do not be unequally yoked" vs. ...

2 Corinthians 6:14

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Answer by Colin Wong , Founder, eBible.com
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Where did the women that Cain married come from?

Adam and Eve had many children. The Bible does not tell us how many. However, given that Adam alone lived to 930 years (Genesis 5:5) it is most likely that...

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Question by Barry Rempel

Where did the women that Cain married come from?

Where did the women come from that Cain married? If Cain was the third person on the earth a son fo Adam and Eve where did other people come from?

Genesis 4:1 - 26

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Answer by Jason Winn , Co-Founder, eBible
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Is it possible to lose my salvation?

If you have through faith received and trusted in Jesus Christ, then no you cannot lose your salvation. Even after accepting Jesus into your life, you will...

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Question by Ray Thomas

Is it possible to lose my salvation?

I am a Christian. I love my Lord and in your knowledge of the Bible if I walk with God and live the life that would please the Father, could I miss the raptu...

3 Votes April 30 2013 Follow Vote Up

Answer by Jason Winn , Co-Founder, eBible
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How does the Spirit teach us?

I'm not sure if I have the full answer, but I think I understand part of it. This is my take. The Holy Spirit is God, the third part of the trinity. Being...

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Answer by Chuck Smith jr , Soul-shaper

How does the Spirit teach us?

Sometimes I think of scripture as a candle and the Spirit the flame. Together, they produce light. I would only add that the illumination (teaching) of...

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Question by Viki Balsamo

How does the Spirit teach us?

In what ways, when, what does he teach us?

1 John 2:27

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Answer by Colin Wong , Founder, eBible.com
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What is the significant of the scribes?

Scribes were officially interpreters of the Old Testament and viewed themselves as guardians of the Jewish tradition. They were a guild of scholars skilled...

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Question by Anna Mcdonald , Bible Thumpin' Woman!

What is the significant of the scribes?

Matthew 9:3

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Answer by Kelli Hamann , Minister, Mother, Grandmother, Teacher, Musician

Does the Bible speak of God's love for animals?

Proverbs 12:10 says, "The righteous care for the needs of their animals, but the kindest acts of the wicked are cruel." While this verse doesn't indicate...

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Answer by Colin Wong , Founder, eBible.com
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Who is Satan?

The word "Satan" means "adversary" or "opponent" in Hebrew. In Bible context, it means the arch-enemy of God. Another common term used to describe Satan is...

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Answer by Chuck Smith jr , Soul-shaper

Who is Satan?

I think that "adversary" or "accuser" (Rev. 12:10) gives a clear picture of Satan's role in the Book of Job--and throughout the Scriptures. Notice how Satan...

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Question by Anonymous
Medium

Who is Satan?

What is the role of satan during this time (BC)? Sounds like he works with God, but I believe he is the bad guy?

Job 2:1 - 11

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Answer by David Wagoner , Husband, father, grandfather, Christian minister.

What was the significance of John's clothes?

Rough garments were the garb of prophets. John the Baptist was a poor, rugged, holy man.

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Question by Anna Mcdonald

What was the significance of John's clothes?

Matthew 3:4

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Answer by Abel Christian

What was the spirit of God hovering over?

In my opinion,God is giving us the message that His Spirit reigns transcendent and supreme over the universe and a void earth as a whole,since he created...

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Answer by Kelli Hamann , Minister, Mother, Grandmother, Teacher, Musician

What was the spirit of God hovering over?

My opinion is that nothing was created yet, so the spirit could not have actually been hovering over anything tangible as we know it. The English text uses...

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Answer by Chuck Smith jr , Soul-shaper

What was the spirit of God hovering over?

The Hebrew word translated "hover" is used again in Deuteronomy 32:11-12, where an eagle fluttering over its young, then lifting them on its wings and...

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Answer by Colin Wong , Founder, eBible.com
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What was the spirit of God hovering over?

While Genesis was not written to be a scientific treatise on the beginning of the universe, we are given clues as to Earth's origin. Is the "face of the...

April 30 2013 Follow Vote Up

Question by Shelly Adams

What was the spirit of God hovering over?

Genesis 1:1 - 31

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Answer by Colin Wong , Founder, eBible.com
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What is a Coney?

A "Coney" is a pika or rabbit. Some translations have it as a "Hyrax", which is a small herbivorous mammal. Some translations say it is a "Rock Badger".

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