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Does predestination and election mean that some people cannot be saved?
Among Christians there seems to be a more acceptable attitude toward cremation of the dead. Is this right according to the Scriptures?
If God knew that the man He made, would sin; then why did He make him?
Why would a loving God want a murderer put to death? Is capital punishment right?
Many believe that the dead are annihilated and are later reincarnated. Is there any biblical support for such a belief?
There are those that teach that the resurrection of Christ was not literal but spiritual. They say He just appeared and disappeared like a ghost. Did He rise bodily from the dead?
Why are there so many different religions and which is the right one? I'm confused!
If there is no future judgment for a believer's sins what happens when they sin?
How is it that many religious leaders of our day accept homosexuality if the Bible says it is wrong? Could it be that things have changed since Bible days?
Did the Bible come from the Church or did the Church come from the Bible?
What about Church tradition? Is it not as true as the bible?
Some teachers tell us that "hell" is down in the heart of the earth. Is that right?
What did John the Baptist mean when he said, "He that hath the bride is the bridegroom; but the friend of the bridegroom, which standeth and heareth him, rejoiceth greatly because of the bridegroom's voice?" John 3:29.
If there is a God, why does He allow so much suffering and evil to go on in the world?
The Bible seems to be a book of misquotes and contradictions. An example is found in Matthew 27:9, where he writes "Then was fulfilled that which was spoken by the prophet Jeremy, or Jeremiah ..." This is not found in the Book of Jeremiah, but in Zechariah 11:13. Did Matthew misquote?
How is it that many clergymen do not believe in the virgin birth of Christ?
There are some ministers who tell us the Lord isn't coming again. Is it true He is coming to earth again?
There are so many different Churches, who knows which one is the right one?
What Bible support is there for having Easter on Good Friday?
Which religion is right or are they all right?
There is much confusion about what is the right Church. What is a New Testament Church?
Why didn't God write the Bible in a way that we would all understand it?
If there were no other people on earth, where did Cain get his wife?
Are the many people who are being massacred in Rwanda lost eternally because they don't know Jesus?
If God is so good to His people, why do the wicked prosper while they have their hardships?
Is Christianity a religion that replaces Judaism?
What about being "slain in the Spirit", is this of God?
"An eye for and eye" is often quoted for capital punishment. Is this right?
If God is merciful and wants to save people, why did He create hell?
Are there extra revelations from God that we do not have a record of?
Do you know where the Bible comes from? Only the Catholic Church knows for sure?
Is the gift of tongues for today?
Man is a soul. At death the soul ceases to think or feel and returns to the dust from which it was made. Genesis 2:7, Genesis 3:19, Psalm 146:3-4, Ecclesiastes 9:5 Ecclesiastes 9:10, Ezekiel 18:4, Ezekiel 18:20, How can you teach life after death?
I will assume that repentance for salvation is recognition that one is a sinner in need of a Saviour and that Jesus is the only way to be saved (through His death on the cross). One question I have, you said that turning from sin occurs after salvation. What if a person does not turn from sin after salvation?
Does every Christian have the Holy Spirit or do they receive Him later?
Who is the real "ME"? Who or what am "I"?
Where does it say in the Bible that God helps those that help themselves?
How should a Christian act toward other Christians from a different denomination. Should they still have fellowship with them?
In 2 Thessalonians 1:8 and 1 Peter 4:17, we read about "obeying the gospel." If the Gospel is how "Christ died for our sins and was buried and rose again the third day," how then can we obey that?
What if I do good thing to myself, to everybody all of my life, but do not believe in God, where shall I go after life?
The birth of Christ, was it not a natural pregnancy? What was so different about it?
In 1 Corinthians 7:36 we read, "But if any man think he behaveth himself uncomely toward his virgin, if she pass the flower of her age, and need so require, let him do what he will, he sinneth not: let them marry." Does this not teach that sex before marriage is all right, so long as they later marry?
It has been said, that the sin of Sodom was that of in hospitality toward the two strangers that visited them, and not homosexuality. Is this right?
Is it right to say a person has an "immortal soul?"
In Isaiah 14:26 we read, "this is the purpose that is purposed upon the whole earth: and this is the hand that is stretched out upon all the nations." Is not this verse saying that things are only going to be as God wants them to be?
Do you believe that a Christian should have a T. V.?
There are verses that indicate that Jesus didn't know everything, such as "But of that day and that hour knoweth no man ....neither the Son, but the Father." Is it true that Jesus didn't know?
Did the Flood of Noah's day cover all the earth and did all die except Noah and his family?
Should a Christian go to war to fight and kill people?
Why does God let children starve like in third world countries?
Some people tell us that Christmas is not in the Bible. Is not the true spirit of Christmas giving?
Do you think it is right to buy and sell in the church?
What about the new sexuality that many churches are subscribing to, must it not be right?
Is it really true that the days of miracles have past?
Whose responsibility is it to spread the gospel, the minister or the Christians?
Christians are supposed to believe the Bible and yet many of them believe in the "trinity." Since the word is not found in the Bible how can they believe it?
John baptised for repentance, and Jesus was baptised by John. I understand why, but if John did that type of baptism, wasn't it by sprinkling instead of immersion according to Jewish customs?
Why is it that the preaching of the gospel is not producing results like it used to?
How is it that the Bible claims to be the inspired word of God and yet is records the sayings and deeds of evil men?
Did not the Lord Jesus come to establish a religion?
Where is it found in the Bible that a non-Christian shouldn't be married in a church?
Which version of the Bible should be used? Is it right for a minister to read out of another version?
Who are God's chosen people?
Who wrote the Bible down here on earth? And how do we know it is true?
If man is totally corrupted by sin, then must not salvation be by God's sovereign electing grace?
Who is the HOLY GHOST? How is he imparted, how is he received?
I hear much about Calvinism; would you please explain what this means?
What is the “blasphemy” against the Holy Ghost and can it be committed today?
Why does our celebration of Easter change from year to year. Is the resurrection of our Lord governed by the moon?
Some Christians say that every born-again believer has the Holy Spirit while others say He must be received after salvation. What does the Bible teach?
Mark 16:15 says "Go into all the world and preach the gospel.. those that believe shall (among other things) speak in strange tongues.." The word "shall" does not mean some, or a select few. It means everyone (i.e. "they shall speak in strange tongues"). Should this not be so today?
What is the difference between Sheol, Gehanna, Hades and Tartarus? Are they the same?
Was Jephthah's daughter sacrificed as human sacrifice and was that acceptable under the old covenant?
How many resurrections will likely follow the first resurrection and what is the order and time of each?
Why in the four accounts of the gospel, do angels appears differently during the visits to the tomb?
It is being said that God is cruel and wrong in destroying people, especially small children, who have never heard of Jesus and the gospel?
The trinitarian concept of God is that He is a multi-personal God -- God manifested in three persons. Since God is not a man, Numbers 23:19, how do you discuss with someone who does not believe the Trinity?
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