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Why the pointed reference to the original "five barley loaves" in John 6:13 when leftovers were collected?

John 6:9-John 6:13 In 6:13, the leftovers are from the miracle food. Why is...

John 6:13

13 So they gathered them up and filled twelve baskets with fragments from the five barley loaves left by those who had eaten.

Comment 3 Answers 2 Votes Asked June 16 2019


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Why does God allow evolution of new religions like Islam, Sikhism, Bahá'í Faith, after he has gone through the sacrifice of his Son?



                

Matthew 27:1 - 66

1 When morning came, all the chief priests and the elders of the people took counsel against Jesus to put him to death. 2 And they bound him and led him away and delivered him over to Pilate the governor.

Comment 2 Answers 5 Votes Asked November 04 2017


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How one should respond to the festivals of other religions?

In the time of festivals of other religions, how should conduct oneself? Is...

Comment 1 Answer Asked October 17 2017


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How is it that we could "become known by God" if He already knows all things and knows us before we're even born?



                

Galatians 4:9

9 But now that you have come to know God, or rather to be known by God, how can you turn back again to the weak and worthless elementary principles of the world, whose slaves you want to be once more?

Comment 5 Answers Asked October 06 2017


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Why did Boaz not want anyone to know Ruth was at the threshing floor?

He did not want others to have a low opinion of Ruth and himself. The people...

Comment 1 More Answer 2 Votes Asked August 30 2017


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Why did David pour out the water to the Lord in II Samuel 23:15-17?

I was teaching about the properties of drinking water to a kid ( 8 Yrs). His...

2 Samuel 23:15 - 17

15 And David said longingly, "Oh, that someone would give me water to drink from the well of Bethlehem that is by the gate! 16 Then the three mighty men broke through the camp of the Philistines and drew water out of the well of Bethlehem that was by the gate and carried and brought it to David. But he would not drink of it. He poured it out to the Lord

Comment 2 Answers Asked July 29 2017


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Is it biblically permitted to take birth control?

Is it permitted to engage in birth control methods? Are all methods allowed,...

1 Corinthians 7:5

5 Do not deprive one another, except perhaps by agreement for a limited time, that you may devote yourselves to prayer; but then come together again, so that Satan may not tempt you because of your lack of self-control.

Comment Asked July 29 2017


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How does the harsh discipline in the case of Ananias and Sapphira apply (if at all) to false teachers who scam their followers for financial gain?

We read about the harsh judgment of Ananias and his wife. We also read about...

Acts 5:1 - 42

1 But a man named Ananias, with his wife Sapphira, sold a piece of property. 2 And with his wife's knowledge he kept back for himself some of the proceeds and brought only a part of it and laid it at the apostles' feet.

Comment 1 Answer Asked February 23 2017


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How can we prove that we are different from animals in God's eyes to those who adhere to the theory of evolution?

Language is the key difference. Animals do have a rudimentary form of...

Comment 7 More Answers 3 Votes Asked February 16 2017


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How should Christians view the salvation theology behind "Instead of Atonement" by Ted Grimsrud?

Instead of Atonement: The Bible’s Salvation Story and Our Hope for Wholeness...

Luke 15:11 - 32

11 And he said, "There was a man who had two sons. 12 And the younger of them said to his father, 'Father, give me the share of property that is coming to me.' And he divided his property between them.

Comment 1 Answer Asked February 07 2017


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Where in the New Testament is there any anticipation of a challenge like Islam?

In my understanding, there are a lot of discussions about false prophets; but...

Matthew 24:24

24 For false christs and false prophets will arise and perform great signs and wonders, so as to lead astray, if possible, even the elect.

Comment 3 Answers 2 Votes Asked February 05 2017


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What should you do if you believe you're saved, but someone else says you're not and wants to pray the sinner's prayer with you?

 

John 3:16

16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.

Comment 2 Answers 1 Vote Asked January 13 2017


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What does the Bible say about people in a public meeting praying for the salvation of someone in front of him, without explicit permission?

Consider the situaton: One comes to a new fellowship and the fellowship prays...

1 Timothy 2:1 - 15

1 First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people. 2 For kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way.

Comment 2 Answers Asked January 01 2017


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Why is there the shift of focus on God in the phrase, "for God cannot be tempted by evil," in James 1:13?

The phrase "God cannot be tempted by evil" seems to be peculiar. How can God...

James 1:13

13 Let no one say when he is tempted, "I am being tempted by God," for God cannot be tempted with evil, and he himself tempts no one.

Comment 3 Answers 3 Votes Asked December 09 2016


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How can we live joyfully, knowing a loved one may be in hell?

Presently no one is in hell. When you are with God, even if you know that the...

Comment 8 More Answers 2 Votes Asked December 08 2016