What Is Apologetics?

In the New Testament, the Greek word apologia is used in various places regarding a defense or answer. For example, 1 Peter 3:15-16 states, “But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer [a form of the Greek apologia] to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have.

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Did Samson Commit Suicide?

At Samson’s death, his final words were, “Let me die with the Philistines!” (Judges 16:30). He pushed down the pillars...

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Does Church Attendance Matter?

According to most surveys, church attendance continues to decline nationwide. Many suggest church attendance is not even important for our...

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Is Karma Biblical?

Karma is the belief in eastern religions that what a person does influences our quality of life and future lives....

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What does the Bible say about #MeToo?

America’s recent #MeToo movement has forced our culture to directly address how women are treated. As followers of Jesus, our...

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How should we fight anxiety?

There are many reasons we can think of that contribute to growing rates of anxiety. The news. Social media. Global...

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What does the Bible Say about Reincarnation?

Eastern religions and a growing number of people in Western culture accept the belief that people are reincarnated after death....

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When Will the Events of Ezekiel 38 Occur?

Ezekiel 38 foretells a time when surrounding nations will come against Israel in military battle. When will these events occur?...

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Who Are the Nations in Ezekiel 38?

The word of the Lord came to me: “Son of man, set your face against Gog, of the land of...

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What Is Apologetics?

In the New Testament, the Greek word apologia is used in various places regarding a defense or answer. For example,...

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Was David Gay and/or Bisexual?

After David had finished talking with Saul, Jonathan became one in spirit with David, and he loved him as himself....

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Is Christmas Purely a Pagan Holiday?

What business does a Christian have celebrating Christmas, since the Bible gives no date for Christ’s birth? Isn’t Christmas as...

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What Is Advent?

Advent began last Sunday to mark the beginning of the Christmas season. What is Advent? Why do many Christians celebrate...

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When Did the Wise Men Visit Jesus?

The biblical account of the wise men (also called “magi”) is found in Matthew 2. In the account, the wise...

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How Many Wise Men Visited Jesus?

The biblical account of the wise men (also called “magi”) is found in Matthew 2. Verse 1 only notes wise...

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Was Judas Saved?

Matthew 27:3-4 records, “Judas … was seized with remorse and returned the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and...

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What is Baptism?

Christians practice baptism, a Greek word that means to go into water. When a person believed in Jesus in the...

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What Are Some of the Differences Between Roman Catholic and Protestant Teachings?

In the 1500s, a group of European Christians called Protestant Reformers separated from the Roman Catholic Church over a variety...

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Can I Earn Salvation by Being a Good Person?

Romans 3:23 says, “for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,” which clarifies that no one...

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Who Was Melchizedek?

In the Bible, Melchizedek is a mysterious figure. He is only mentioned twice in the Old Testament (Genesis 14:18-20 and...

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What Are Some Ways to Cope with a Job I Don’t Like?

For most of us, we spend more of our waking hours at our job than any other area. Does God...

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What Does the Bible Teach about Remarriage?

The Bible does not encourage divorce, but does sometimes allow it. Those who have been divorced are often interested in...

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What Does the Bible Say about Divorce?

Divorce is a sensitive and serious topic within our culture. Believers who desire to follow God’s plan for marriage and...

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What Is Zion in the Bible?

With the term “Zion” being popularized today in songs and movies, many wonder what it means. What is the significance...

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How Can I Be Sure I am Saved?

Many people have doubts about their faith and wonder if they are truly saved or have truly become a Christian....

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Who Was the Serpent in the Garden of Eden?

In Genesis 3:1-2 we read, “Now the serpent was more crafty than any of the wild animals the Lord God...

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What Does the Bible Say about Homosexuality?

The Bible often discusses human sexuality and God’s plans for sexual purity. Regarding homosexuality, or sexual activity between two people...

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Do We Have Guardian Angels?

Guardian angels are often noted in films, books, and popular culture. What does the Bible teach on this issue? While...

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What Does the Bible Say about Dinosaurs?

Those who interpret the seven days of creation literally hold that God created dinosaurs along with the other land animals...

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Is It Okay for a Christian to Have a Tattoo?

  Many Christians wonder if it’s okay to have a tattoo. What does the Bible say about this issue? The...

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What Does the Bible Teach about Female Pastors?

    The desire to see women in leadership is on the rise.[1]  This trend has also impacted local churches....

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Do Infants Who Die Go to Heaven?

People often wonder what happens to young children, infants, aborted children, or children who die in miscarriage when they pass...

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Is Anyone Perfect Besides Jesus?

Many people think that Adam and Mary were perfect, being the first created man and the mother of Jesus. The...

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Can Praying For a Dead Loved One Do Any Good?

As we see from Luke 16:26, once the rich man and Lazarus die, their location and eternal destiny is fixed....

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Do We Go Directly to Heaven When We Die?

When We Die in Christ, Do We Go Directly to Heaven? There are several passages in the New Testament which...

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How Do We Know there is Only One True God?

The Bible does not teach any form of tritheism or polytheism, as in the Mormon faith, but that there is...

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What is the Book of Life?

Philippians 4: 13 says, “Yes, I ask you also, true companion, help these women, who have labored side by side with...

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How Do We Speak the Truth in Love?

Today’s politically correct culture encourages us to accept all views and beliefs as equally valid. However, the Bible clearly teaches...

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Why Should We Practice Abstinence?

Most people today seem to think that telling young people to wait for sex until marriage is unrealistic. But is...

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What Does the Bible Really Say about Immigration?

Immigration has become a heated word in recent American politics. Some want to “build a wall,” while others desire to...

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What’s the Best Way to Approach Studying Different Theories on the Rapture?

Sometimes you read something by a pre-tribulationist and you say, “That really sounds convincing.” Then you pick up something by...

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Is Jesus the Son of God or God Who Came on Earth as Jesus?

There are hints, however, that as the “Son of God,” Jesus was more than a mere man, a mere “son...

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Why Is Hell Eternal?

First, hell is eternal because sin, though finite by itself, is primarily committed against an infinite God; the punishment must...

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Does Jesus Promise That He Will Return Some Day?

Look at John 14:1-3: “Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me. In my Father’s...

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Why Do We Celebrate Christmas on December 25?

In the “Israel My Glory” magazine of December-January 1986-1987, there appeared an article called, “Why Do We Celebrate Christmas on...

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Where Did Jesus Live Between the Age of 12 -30 Years of His Life?

The Bible does not comment on the life of Jesus between the ages of 12 and about 30…

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What Day Is the Sabbath Supposed to Be On?

This commandment states that the seventh day of the week, Saturday, is the day the Lord selected for rest and...

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With so Many Mass Shootings, How Can We Overcome Evil with Good?

Another mass shooting that left at least 14 dead in San Bernardino, California this week marks the sixth mass shooting...

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How Can Christians Respond to Racism?

First, Scripture is clear all people are created in God’s image. Genesis 1:27 states, “So God created man in his...

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What Will the Anti-Christ Do?

According to Daniel 9:27, “and he [referring to the Antichrist] shall confirm the covenant with many for one week”—literally for one...

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Will Our Pets Go To Heaven?

Will our pets join us in heaven with the Lord? Can you provide a Scripture reference? I believe the answer...

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Will I Still Be Married to My Spouse in Heaven?

I met a woman who was recently widowed. She wanted to know whether or not she would still be married...

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Does God Care When We Are Going Through Hard Times?

I have been reading through the Gospel of Mark and came to the passage in Mark 4:35-39 where Jesus calms...

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What Does it Mean to Blaspheme the Holy Spirit?

First of all, the word “blasphemy” comes from the Greek word “blasphemia” which means speaking evil against God. According to Acts...

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Why Do I Still Struggle with Sin If I Am a Christian?

What we are dealing with here is temptation. It is the common problem of all human beings, and will be...

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What is the Unpardonable Sin?

In Matthew 12:31-32, we read: “Wherefore I say unto you, All manner of sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven unto men:...

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What Does it Mean to “Take Up Your Cross”?

As teenagers, several of my friends in our youth group and I have committed to daily Bible reading and prayer...

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What’s the Difference Between a Disciple and Apostle?

In general terms, a disciple is a follower of a teacher. Most of us can look back over our school...

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How Did Evil Arise in a Good Universe?

According to the Bible, an angel created by God (Satan or Lucifer) was the first creature to bring evil into...

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How Can I Cope With a Loved One Committing Suicide?

One of the greatest pains a person can face is the loss of a loved one to suicide…

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Does God Have a Good Purpose for all Evil?

Many Christians and non-Christians, alike, struggle with why God would allow so much seemingly senseless evil in the world. When...

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How Reliable is the Modern Bible?

Nowhere in the Bible is there a promise of purity of the text of Scripture throughout history, but there is...

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What Are the Apocrypha and the Gnostic Gospels?

The Apocrypha is a set of books written between the third century B.C. and the first century A.D. It consists...

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Why Would God Say: “I Have Hated Esau…”?

Several months ago, you answered a question on things that God “hates” based on Proverbs 6:16. That was most enlightening to...

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What Makes the Bible Unique?

The Bible is clearly the most influential book the world has ever known. Abraham Lincoln called it “the best gift...

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How Long is Eternity?

Let’s stop and ask the question, “How long is eternity?” How long will I exist either with or without the...

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Is the Church Sexist Towards Women?

These two passages deal with women in the church. In Corinthians 14, women are to keep silent in church, and...

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How was the Bible Put Together?

How do we know that the sixty-six books of the Bible are the only writings that should be included in...

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Has the Bible Changed Over Time?

I myself asked this question many times, and since, I have been confronted with the statement that the Bible has...

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Do You Need A Holy Book To Know A Creator God Exists?

Not according to the Bible, which is telling since the Bible is a holy book. There are at least a...

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Why Does God Allow Natural Disasters?

With recent hurricanes, earthquakes, fires and other natural disasters devastating many around our world,  numerous people are asking, “Why does...

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Can We Know That Jesus Died from the Roman Crucifixion?

Crucifixion seems to have been invented by the Persians, who transmitted it to the Carthaginians, from whom the Romans learned...

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Is Jesus Unique When Compared to Other Religious Leaders?

The average non-Christian, and even many Christians, have little understand­ing of how unique Jesus really is. Messianic prophecy is only...

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What is the Trinity?

The basic belief in Christianity is that one true God has revealed that He is three Persons, or centers of...

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If Someone Committed Suicide, Are They Now in Hell?

One of the most disturbing things we ever experience as Christians is the suicide of someone we know and love....

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Do All Religions Go to the Same Heaven?

Today’s culture often suggests there are many ways to heaven. Is this true? What did Jesus teach about the way...

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Are the Generations Listed in Matthew Wrong?

In Matthew 1:1-16, it mentions 14 generations 3 times, then in verse 17 it says again 14 generations 3 times for...

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Do Humans Inherently Know God?

The Westminster Confession of Faith declares that the chief end of man is to glorify God and to enjoy Him...

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What Does it Mean to Have a “Spirit-Filled Life”?

I hear so many Christians talking about “living” for God and “the Spirit leading me,” who are self-oriented in their...

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Can Someone Who Commits Suicide Go to Heaven?

Question: Can a person who commits suicide still go to heaven? Answer: I would have to say the answer to...

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Was The Garden of Eden a Real Place?

Indeed, the Bible speaks of it as an actual place on earth that abounded with trees, plants, and animals. It...

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Was Adam a Real, Historical Person?

Critical scholars generally consider the first chapters of Genesis to be myth, not history. They point to the poetic nature...

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Is the Bible Really Filled with Contradictions?

Skeptics often accuse the Bible of being filled with contradictions. The Freedom from Religion Foundation even states, “Paul said, ‘God...

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How Should I Pray?

I have used the concordance in my Bible to look up passages on prayer, and have learned the Lord’s Prayer,...

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What is the Role of the Holy Spirit?

As a fairly new Christian, I have been studying what the Scriptures reveal about God as Father, Son, and Holy...

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