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Don’t the days of the creation week actually refer to millions of years?

Is it reasonable to assume that the six creation days in Genesis chapter one were actually extended periods of time, such as millions of years? Let’s step through the six days of creation, assuming that each day is actually an … Continue reading

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Where in the Bible does it say that Satan does evil?

Satan’s evil reputation is well chronicled in the Bible: Satan prevents a man from coming to God and is rebuked by God himself (Zechariah. 3:1-2). Satan tempts Jesus to turn away from God (Matthew 4:1-11). Satan takes away the Word … Continue reading

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Why did God create an evil Devil?

The Devil and demons are fallen angels. God did not create an evil angel. God created Lucifer, who was God’s beautiful choirmaster (Isaiah 14:12-15, Ezekiel 28:12-15). Lucifer later turned his own heart against God. It wasn’t God’s fault that Lucifer … Continue reading

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Who is more powerful, God or Satan?

Quite a few people think of God and Satan as opposites engaged in a tug-of-war of good versus evil. That’s just not so. We know God is more powerful because God created the universe and Satan didn’t. We also know … Continue reading

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If God is all-powerful, why doesn’t he stop all suffering?

While the four-star generals plan their theater operations in the Pentagon, the ground troops carry out the actual missions in the conflict. A company’s board of directors decide which products they will carry. However, it is the men and women … Continue reading

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What is Hell?

Some people think HellĀ is a harmful doctrine which evil people in religious authority wield to club others into submission. “I, your spiritual leader, am of God. If you don’t do as I say, I’ll send you to Hell!” Just because … Continue reading

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Is it fair that God has already decided who’s going to heaven or hell?

Some Christians believe that God, before he created the world, had already made up his mind who will receive the penthouse suite in the heavenly city and who will spend eternity with the worms. Quite a few Christians reject that … Continue reading

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Would remote peoples go to @#!*% because they don’t believe in the Christian God?

I believe what is happening in the Muslim countries is happening in the remoter areas as well. A missionary letter I’ve received reported that God has been reaching out to the Muslims in dreams and visions (as foretold in Acts … Continue reading

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Why do people say God helps them and frees them when I see them suffering all the time?

How can people say they are free when they are bound to a wheelchair, or need a seeing-eye dog to get around, or a ventilator to breathe? Perhaps we can understand by getting a glimpse into their own world. I … Continue reading

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Did God create the many parasites that kill children before they are even capable of sin?

God created every living thing. He also created a safe place for Adam and Eve to live – in the Garden of Eden. As long as man wanted to live by faith, trusting God for life, he was safe. But … Continue reading

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How could I identify the 666 mark of the Antichrist?

Of all the different prophecies about the end times, perhaps none other has received so much publicity than the Mark of the Beast. Some have refused to use credit cards, insisting that they are the scheme of the Devil. Others … Continue reading

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Why do people think we are living in the end times?

We do not know when the end (the coming of the Lord Jesus Christ) will occur, but the Bible has given us specific events we may look for that indicate that Jesus’ Second Coming is near. Let me give you … Continue reading

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Why are so many Christians turning from the pre-tribulation rapture to the pre-wrath rapture?

What does the “pre” refer to in the words pre-tribulation and pre-wrath? It refers to an event that occurs prior to an event. Specifically, it refers to the rapture, the removal of people from the earth, before either a 7-year … Continue reading

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Helpful Apologetics Resources

Skeptics are attacking the Bible on a wide variety of fronts. Thus, Christian apologetics (the defense of the faith) span many subjects, such as defending the resurrection of Jesus Christ, the accuracy of the Bible, and the truthfulness of biblical … Continue reading

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What do people mean when they tell me “Jesus has a wonderful plan for your life”?

Have you ever thought of accomplishing something, then made a plan to make it happen? God has a plan that is universal in scope and eternal in time, and you and I have a place in it. The Bible, from … Continue reading

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How can I feel forgiven?

Some of us have felt dark clouds over the soul for a long time after committing a great wrong. We feel obligated to make up for the wrong. Sometimes, after we’ve been forgiven, we continue to be stressed or feel … Continue reading

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How can I get over being afraid to submit to God because I’m not ready to serve as a missionary?

Some people cannot yield themselves to the Lord because they think God may call them to serve in Africa or China or some other inhospitable environment. They may be afraid of losing their comforts or failing the Lord. The good … Continue reading

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What does faith feel like?

You might as well ask what reason or the Theory of Relativity feel like. They, and faith, are not feelings at all. The biblical definition of faith means to know something is true. It does not mean to believe in … Continue reading

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Why did Jesus keep talking about the kingdom of God?

The kingdom of God is God’s plan of the ages fulfilled. It is mankind’s very hope and desire for order and peace realized – which our politics and governments have never been able to accomplish. It is the separation of … Continue reading

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What does it mean to walk in faith?

First, let’s cover several ideas people may have regarding faith and point out their weaknesses. “To walk in faith means to trust in your heart.” The Bible never tells us to trust in our heart; it says the opposite. We … Continue reading

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What is the fear of God?

Many think that verses referring to harsh judgment were meant to be applied to the unsaved. But how did Paul see the judgment? As an incentive to get ready lest one be punished! “Wherefore we labour, that, whether present or … Continue reading

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Why should I pray if God already knows what I want to say?

Some of my friends already know I’m going to talk about the Lord. In other gatherings, I already know the conversation will turn to American Idol, Survivor, and Farmville, with very little variation in what they’ll talk about. But that’s … Continue reading

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How can you possibly believe that a dead man came back to life?

The resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead is central to the Christian message. Without it, Christianity would be just another religion. What makes the case so compelling for belief? Here are several ideas to consider. God knew how hard … Continue reading

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Why should I go to church when it’s full of hypocrites?

If you were sick with a fever, asking this question is like asking, “Why should I go to a hospital when it’s full of sick people?” If you were sick and wanted to get better, you belong in a hospital. … Continue reading

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Don’t Christians give up a lot of fun in life?

Surprisingly, Christianity is the most liberty-loving religion on earth: “All things are lawful for me, but all things are not helpful. All things are lawful for me, but I will not be brought under the power of any” (1 Corinthians … Continue reading

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Wouldn’t more people be persuaded to believe if Christianity and the gospel were presented more logically?

Frankly, few people are motivated to make decisions based on logic alone. For instance, a newcomer to a company may notice that all the key players are dressed in black, so the newcomer may dress in black to fit in. … Continue reading

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Don’t the Crusades and witch hunts prove that Christianity is corrupt?

German blood runs in my veins. I have read about Hitler and his evils with the Holocaust. What happened with the extermination of the Jews, handicapped, homosexuals, and foreigners ought never to have happened. We learn from this WWII history … Continue reading

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Why won’t Christians remove the beam from their own eyes so they will stop judging us?

God tells Christians to remove the beam from their own eyes so they can judge others with better understanding: “And why do you look at the speck in your brother’s eye, but do not consider the plank in your own … Continue reading

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Why are there Christians in prison?

I am a pen pal to prison inmates. Of the Christian pen pals I have, many of them received Christ while in prison. They ignored God before prison; now they have much time to learn of him. I’ve received letter … Continue reading

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Is money the root of all evil?

The phrase comes from the Bible. First Timothy 6:10 tells us, “For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil, for which some have strayed from the faith in their greediness, and pierced themselves through with … Continue reading

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