Q & A

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Is there historical evidence of Jesus's life?

Is there historical evidence of Jesus' life? A student recently conducted an experiment. Standing in front of a store, he asked people to sign a petition to outlaw a potentially deadly substance.In excessive amounts this substance inhibits respiration, ruins crops and destroys property, among other things. He called the substance "dihydrogen oxide." A substantial number of adults signed the petition. Finally, somebody recognized the "potentially deadly" substance as water. If you ask certain... Read More
Posted by dave hare at Thursday, March 12, 2015

What was the reason for the cross?

What was the reason for the cross? I can answer your friend’s question in one word sin. Life is short. Death is sure. Sin the curse, Christ the cure. And how does He cure? Through the cross of the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. First Peter 3:18 says, “For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that He might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit.” Suppose someone punched you in the nose. And suppose in an act of compassion,... Read More
Posted by dave hare at Thursday, March 12, 2015

Is the Bible culturally outdated in regards to fashion?

Is the Bible culturally outdated in regards to fashion? Styles change. What may have been thought of as pertaining to a man in Bible times may not pertain to a man today, and the same with the style of women. For example, men in Bible times wore robes that look very much like dresses. A man in our western culture, at least, would look strange doing that. Regarding how men and women dress, however, one thing is clear. A man should dress so that he looks distinctively male, and a woman should... Read More
Posted by dave hare at Thursday, March 12, 2015

Are people punished for the sins of their fathers?

Are people punished for the sins of their fathers? God is very clear about holding individuals accountable for what they have done. Romans 14:12 reminds us that "each of us shall give an account of himself to God." Our personal accountability for sin is precisely the reason that God sent Christ, so that He could pay the penalty for our sin (Isaiah 53:6). The theme of personal accountability is consistent throughout Scripture, and the result of sin is twofold: Earthly consequences of sin,... Read More
Posted by dave hare at Thursday, March 12, 2015

Is the King James Version the only real version?

Is the King James version the only real version? The KJV Bible holds a cherished place in the traditions of Christianity. I would caution, though, against completely discounting other versions simply due to their relative newness. The KJV was itself novel when it was released in 1611. Here are a few general points that may help you make a better decision. Bibles come in two basic types. They are either translations or paraphrases. A translated version comes from translating the Greek,... Read More
Posted by dave hare at Thursday, March 12, 2015

What are some of the fruits of brokenness?

What are some of the fruits of brokenness? One of the fruits of brokenness is our pliability in the hands of God. Are we experiencing less resistance to our own will and yielding more to His will? Secondly, the fruit of brokenness is empathy and sympathy with others who are hurting, to be able to see their lives through the brokenness that God has brought into your own life. A third fruit is wisdom. Not only does God break, but God mends. A person who has known the healing hand of God... Read More
Posted by dave hare at Thursday, March 12, 2015