Question & Answer

The Way of Salvation (87) / The Assurance of Salvation (19) / The Holy Bible (19) /
The Person & Death of Christ (14)  / Mary the Mother of Jesus (10) /
Life after Death (18) / The Church (34) / Prayer (4) /
Prophesy - End Times (28) / Cults (3 & more) / Devotional - Spiritual Growth (8 & more)
Apologetics (28) / The Bible & Science (3 & more)

THE WAY OF SALVATION
Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.  Acts 4:12


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God clearly states "I will not justify the wicked" (Exodus 23:7). That seems to imply that we need to obey the commandments of God in order to be justified.

v   God justifies the ungodly


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I was raised in the Catholic Church and never was I taught that fasting would pay for my sins. We do not fast to make satisfaction for our sins. I was saved when Jesus Christ died on the cross. And I was also taught that the only way to Heaven is through Jesus Christ!
v   Fasting to pay for sin


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What do you mean?  "I am not sorry enough for my sins."  And if you were very sorry, would God be more willing to save you than He is now?.
v   I have not repented enough


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Becoming a Christian is not all about rituals, going to church, or doing certain things while refraining from other things. Becoming a Christian is all about having a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
v   How can I become a Christian?


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Have you been trying to love God in order to be saved? If so, give it up.
v   I cannot love God


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We all deserve death, which is the ultimate penalty for sin. Everyone will pay for their sin unless...
v   If Jesus paid the price of our sin...


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I was away from the Catholic Church for many years. I was living a sinful life filled with pleasure and selfishness... I signed up for the midnight hour at a local parish and without fail sit with Jesus for an hour. I read scripture, pray the rosary or just sit with my Lord...
v   Testing spiritual conversion


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 ...Jesus gave the answer: "Keep the commandments." He could have said: "Do you believe in me? Then you are fine...."
v   To have eternal life


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What must I do to be saved? Don't give rest to your soul before you are able to answer correctly this vital question.
v   Salvation


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I really don't know what to do. There are so many opinions that I am quite perplexed to know what to believe. 
v   There are so many different opinions


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To one the Devil says, "God is too merciful to punish sinners and if this is not believed he tries another, "If He does punish the sinner in hell, the punishment won't be eternal."
v   God is merciful


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Why should I believe Jesus is the Messiah?
v   Why should I believe Jesus is the Messiah?


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Is believing on the Lord Jesus Christ is "Far too easy" a way?
v   It's far too easy


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Before the Law of Moses was given, sin was not imputed to man, although men were still sinners because of inherited sin.
v   What is the definition of sin?


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How can you want to escape the righteous judgment of God?
v   What is salvation?


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Being a former Catholic, I was taught that we are all children of God. Is that so? Or do we become children of God once we receive Christ as our personal Saviour?
v   Is God the Father of all?


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Man will not be judged for whom he IS but only for what he has DONE
v   What is original sin?


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I want to know God's way of salvation. Can you tell me about it in simple terms?
v   God's Way of Salvation


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Does a man's salvation or damnation depends on his belief.  If he believes the lie of Satan will he eternally perish; but if he believes the truth of God  will he be eternally saved?
v   Can religion help?


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I can assure you that we Catholics believe in His completed work and suffering at Calvary’s cross. However, as the Bride of Christ, His Body, our sufferings are so united with Christ's that we can offer them in union with His redemptive work for the salvation of souls (Colossians 1:24). The Lord Jesus Christ uses the suffering of his people to draw souls to salvation to be found only through Christ. That is what redemptive suffering is all about.
v   Are we co-redeemers?


Who did he actually claim to be? What does the Bible say about him?
v   Who is Jesus?


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God's salvation is ALL grace, not partial grace or partial works, "And if by grace, then is it no more of works."
v   If I sin after I am saved


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Is there salvation for me? I can assure you, on the authority of Him Who cannot lie, that you may be saved.
v   A living Saviour for you


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In the New Testament, Paul says that we should work out our salvation with fear and trembling. Could you explain what he meant?
v   Work out your own salvation


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 I have always been taught that I must pray to be saved. Is this true?
v   Must I pray to be saved


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I think I am going to heaven but I'm not sure. Is it not less proud to say -I hope I am?
v   Is it arrogant to say you are sure of heaven?


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Faith is not something you do, but something you HAVE, It means a firm conviction based on something heard but have yet not seen.
v   Is faith a gift of God?


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There is evidence in Scripture for the doctrine of temporal punishment to repair damage even after the sin is forgiven. Thus even though his sin of doubting God’s word had been forgiven, Moses was still not allowed to enter the Promised Land. David was forgiven his adultery with Bathsheba, but still he had to endure the pain of seeing the child die.
v   Temporal punishment


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Is there any illustration in the Bible of anyone being saved at once?
v   Can a man be saved at once?


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As Catholics we believe that there are mortal sins and venial sins. The slight failings, if you could call them that, what are they for you? Are they sins?
v   Venial and mortal sins - the deceptive distinction


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This is universally believed that man will be saved or lost by his works. This is most unscriptural, and it is wrong...
v   All people will stand before God  


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I do not feel lost. Is it necessary to do so before you can be saved?
v   Do you know that you are lost


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I would like to know what sin really is. Does it not depend on what you have been brought up to believe?
v   What is sin?


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I know the Bible says salvation 'is not of works' then what is the point of good works?   
v   Don't you believe in good works?


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In ancient pagan religions, as well as in many religions today, the idea is taught that man appeases God by offering various gifts or sacrifices.
v   What is propitiation?


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Some people I know claim to be Christians. As far as I can see they are a 'bunch of hypocrites'. Why should I become one?
v   There are so many hypocrites


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How can anyone be saved when the Bible says all have sinned?
v   The ground of Salvation


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Was Jesus simply a mythical figure, a fabrication by religious zealots who wanted a symbol to rally behind for whatever reason they needed at the time?
v   Was Jesus a myth?


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I know this is one of the best questions asked in the entire Bible but tell me what truth really is?   
v   What is truth?


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What difference does it make what religion a person has if he does the best he can?
v   Is sincerity enough?


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I was taught about Jesus from a very early age. There was never a time I didn't believe about him. Does that mean I am saved?
v   I always believed on Jesus


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Can you tell me succinctly -how to be saved?
v   How to be saved


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On what basis can you assert that miracles can happen?
v   Miracles cannot happen


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Is there a right and wrong way to believe in Jesus?
v   I don't believe in the right way


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If God so loved the world why did he create us imperfect sinners? If you believe the story in the Garden of Eden, then you have to admit that God set us up for failure. What kind of loving God would do such a thing? What kind of God would stand by and allow something like the holocaust to occur? The fact is that whether or not there is or is not a God, it doesn't really matter.
v   Are we created sinners


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I have tried and tried to become a Christian but I keep on failing. Why?
v   It is so difficult being a Christian


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Do you not think there is "great presumption" in anyone to go to the length of saying he knows that he is saved?
v   No one can be certain


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What implications does becoming a Christian have for me?
v   What can I expect if I become a Christian?


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.... why should a person who lives a good life and another person who simply believes and continues to live an unchristian life, why should both go to heaven? That wouldn't seem fair.
v   Faith and Works


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Wasn't Jesus just a good human teacher whose followers raised him to godhood after death?
v   Wasn't Jesus just a good human teacher?


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I think Christians are 'gloom merchants'. Why should I become one? 
v   I do not wish to be gloomy


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I know I need to come to Christ but how do I do it. Do I fly to him?
v   How am I to come to Christ?


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The Bible says, “And do not call anyone on earth father, for you have one Father, and he is in heaven” (Matthew 23:9). What are your comments on this verse?
v   Bless me, Father


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Catholics believe that salvation is possible for everyone whatever their religion. Good people who are not members of the Catholic Church, such as Jews and Muslims, can be saved also.
v   Salvation outside the Church


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But why did not God make man incapable of disobeying His will and therefore incapable of sinning? There would be no suffering in the world.
v   Why did God not make man incapable of sinning?


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I see that Christ has borne my punishment, and that God is perfectly satisfied with what He has done; but, somehow or other, I cannot realize that I have everlasting life.
v   I cannot realise it


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I know Christ died for my sins but surely I must have something to do to gain the benefits of what he did?
v   If I will do my part God will do his


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Contrary to the Protestant "Justification by Faith Alone," James tells us clearly that justification is not by faith only! "Ye see then how that by works a man is justified, and not by faith only" James 2:24.
v   James - on justification by works


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I have been raised as a Roman Catholic. Yours might not necessarily be the right way to eternal life. I do not think that any of us in our different denominations can say, "Our way is the true way to heaven.
v   Different ways to heaven


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You have no idea how wicked I am. Is there salvation for me?
v   I am too great a sinner


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I have been taught by my Church that when I do penance - inflict a punishment on myself I atone (make satisfaction) for my sin. What do you think?
v   Penance or Repentance


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I’m a very religious Catholic, and I’m all for JESUS and want to give my life to JESUS. But I wish I could get some sign telling me if the Catholic religion is right or wrong.
v   Testing my Religion


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I have tried to trust Christ but I do not feel saved? What is the problem?
v   When I trust Christ God says I am saved


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Can salvation be lost once it is gained?
v   Eternal security


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I believe that I have received the grace of regeneration at my baptism. The Scriptures teach that purification is firmly linked to the rite of baptism.
v   Born Again - by baptism?


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Is there any where in the Bible that says you can know you are saved?
v   Is it not presumptuous to say you are saved?


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The heart of the matter is the difference in the protestant and catholic definition of faith. Catholics see good works as an integral part of faith and cannot be separated. Protestants see good works as a unrequired effort. 
v   Faith alone


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It is not the actions or works that save, nor the faith; but the object on which faith rests
v   Justified by works or by faith?


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When I 'turned over a new leaf' I felt much better. Is there anything else I need to do?
v   I will turn over a new leaf


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In our modern age 'Christian' is a vague and undefined word. Everyone has his own opinion as to how a person can be saved. I would appreciate your insight about who the real Christians are.
v   The real Christian


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I just wish I could feel saved. What can I do to experience it?
v   I cannot feel saved


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Shouldn't we listen to what Church traditions and Church leaders say about this important subject of salvation?
v   How can I know?


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I have lived a very moral upright life and I can honestly say I never did anyone any harm in my life. Won't God take note of my good life?
v   I never did any harm in my life!


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What about confessions to a Priest who is able to give absolution?
v   Forgiveness


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Through the grace of Jesus Christ purchased by His life, death and resurrection, the entire world has been redeemed. Christ has already redeemed us; unlocked the gates of heaven. Redemption is not the same as salvation but is a necessary prelude. He did his part - and now we have to cooperate by doing ours.
v   Did Christ redeem the whole world?


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I know I need to be saved but at the moment I do not feel anxious enough. Should I wait until I do?
v   I do not feel anxious enough


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I know the Lord Jesus is our Mediator but I think, because Mary is called 'blessed' I can go directly to her. Why can't you see this?
v   One mediator


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In your biblical plan of salvation, you said that original sin has corrupted our nature, whereas I was taught that our nature is wounded. I think this is a key issue.
v   How sinful we really are


Have you discovered that there are still some pretty bad things in your heart?
v   Who is the biggest sinner you know?


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The Catholic Church possess the 'true Gospel'. Have you got anything better?
v   The Gospel


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Have you done the best you could?  Have you not, again and again, done what you ought not to have done, and omitted to do what you should have done? 
v   If a man does the best he can he will be saved


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Are you saying you are perfect? If you are, then you're the first perfect person I've ever met. etc
v   Questions & Objections 1


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I am doing the best I can and I'm sincere. etc
v   Questions & Objections 2


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Christianity is boring? etc
v   Questions & Objections 3


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Why is there evil and suffering in the world? etc
v   Questions & Objections 4


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To what extent, if any, do my feelings play a part in salvation?
v   I have rested wholly on Christ but I do not feel any change


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I have often tried to be a Christian, but have failed. Sometimes I thought I was one, but soon the happy feelings were gone, and I was just as bad as ever; so there is no use in my professing.
v   I could not hold unto salvation


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THE ASSURANCE OF SALVATION
'...that you may know that you have eternal life'. 1 John 5: 13


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Those who trust the blood of Jesus are forgiven forever, because His sacrifice was perfect, His Father was satisfied, His resurrection was proof, justice was served, death was defeated and the Spirit was sent to guarantee an eternal inheritance!
v   Divine forgiveness - joyful assurance


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This question is often asked because the assumption is made that their salvation depends upon what they are and what they do. Explore what the Word of God says on this vital topic.

v   Eternal Security  Can it be lost once?


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Twenty-four important questions answered on this vital topic. 
v   Questions & answers - Eternal Security


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THE HOLY BIBLE
And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. 2Timothy 3:15


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If the Bible is God's message to us, we should hope its version of history is accurate.
v   Can you believe the Bible


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Does it say anywhere in the Bible that the Bible is the only book that is important?
v   The Bible is an unique book


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If the Bible is truly the Word of God, then it is the final authority for all matters of faith, religious practice, and morals.
v   Is the Bible really the word of God?  


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Could you tell me please why the Bible is the word of God? Does it say in the Bible that, "This book is from God"? And even if it does, how do we know?
v   The Bible is the Word of God


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Catholic apologists claim Jesus and His apostles quoted from the deuterocanonicals (the apocrypha), contrary to what you and others claim. It is said that there are many such references.
v   Are the apocrypha quoted in the NT?


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Why do the four Gospels seem to present a different message of salvation than the rest of the New Testament?
v   Why do the four Gospels...


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A Catholic lady told me about the various messages given at the apparitions of Mary. I asked her why those things are not mentioned in the Bible. She said they are new revelations. Could this be so?
v   New revelations


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The Church gives authority to the Bible. Several councils, the Councils of Hippo and Carthage to name two, gave testimony to the veracity of Scripture.
v   Does the Church give authority to the Bible?


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The nation of Israel treated the Apocrypha / Deuterocanonical books with respect, but never accepted them as true books of the Hebrew Bible.
v   What about the Apocrypha?


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The similarities do not point to one account copying from the other, but rather, to the fact that both stories point back to the same historical event.
v   Did the Bible copy some of its stories?


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One of the most important questions asked by non-Christians as they look into Christianity is whether or not the Bible is trustworthy.
v   Is the Bible reliable?


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All beliefs are equally true and valid, and so there is no reason to regard any one "holy book" as authoritative.
v   There are lots of Holy Books?


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What’s the use of having an infallible Bible unless you have an infallible interpreter to give the correct meaning?
v   Infallible interpreter of the Bible


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Have you ever wanted to be so sure about something that it stopped you in your tracks? Kind of like a deer staring into the lights of an oncoming vehicle. I am in that sort of predicament. On the one hand I have the Scriptures which I read from on a daily basis and the Spirit of God to lead me. On the other hand I have this Church that basically says, "Just do what I say." ....
v   Scripture or Magisterium - a false dilemma


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How do we know that the Bible is the Word of God, and not the Apocrypha, the Quran, the Book of Mormon, etc.? On what basis do we accept the Bible, and not other writings?
v   How do we know the Bible...


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In one of your articles you claim that the apocrypha contradict the Scripture. I do not see any contradictions.
v   The apocrypha contradicts Scripture


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Where does the Bible say that our beliefs should be based on the teaching of the Bible? 'Bible only' is plainly unbiblical.
v   Sola Scriptura proved


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You need the guidance of Sacred Tradition to help you figure out the truth. In the early church the people could not have listened to the apostles speak and then gone home to check what they said in their Bibles. People had to accept what the apostles told them by word of mouth because it had not been written down or put into a text for anyone to read.
v   Did the early Christians possess the scriptures


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I have heard that the New Testament accounts of the life of Christ are not reliable since they were written long after his death.
v   Are the New Testament accounts reliable?


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THE PERSON & DEATH OF CHRIST
And every priest stands day after day ministering and offering time after time the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins. But this man after offering one sacrifice for sins forever, sat down at the right hand of God. Hebrews 10:11-12


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What does the Bible tell us - why Christ died?
v   Why did Jesus die?


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The point is that no other "religious leader" even compares to Jesus Christ.
v   How is Jesus different?


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I was wondering if you could explain Hebrews 10:26 in light of your statement, "In Biblical Christianity there are no more sacrifices for sin because Christians are assured that all their sins are forgiven forever." In Hebrews 10:26 we read, "For if we sin wilfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth...
v   The Mass and the Book of Hebrews


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That the Lord can do miracles today cannot be denied. He is God, He is all powerful...
v   Jesus is the same yesterday


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The first-century Roman Tacitus, who is considered one of the more accurate historians of the ancient world, mentioned superstitious "Christians " ("named after Christus" which is Latin for Christ), who suffered under Pontius Pilate during the reign of Tiberius.
v   Did Jesus really exist?


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There is every evidence that Jesus was speaking literally in John 6. If Jesus were only speaking figuratively, how would you explain the fact that many of his followers left him? If the Jews misunderstood Him, He would have corrected them...
v   The Bread of Life - literal or figurative?


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Likely the clearest prophecy about Jesus, and definitely the longest, is the entire 53rd chapter of Isaiah
v   Where does the OT mention Christ?


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If God can become man, would it be so impossible that he could make himself present in bread and wine. His Church has believed it since the time of Christ. Why did somebody come along centuries later and try to tell people that He only meant it symbolically, and on what authority did they change what the Church has always believed?
v   Church fathers - Eucharistic Elements


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Now, it is one thing to claim to be God or to fool someone into believing it is true, and something else entirely to prove it to be so.
v   Is the deity of Christ biblical?


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Jesus became sin for us, so He felt loneliness and abandonment - separation from God.
v   Why did Jesus say - My God, My God...


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Let us remember that though He was true man He was much more. He was God in the flesh.
v   Christ - could He have sinned?


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Why do Catholics take the bread only during communion?
v   Communion with bread only


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Neither the "Mass or Holy Communion" is mentioned in the Bible. These are traditional inventions of the mind of man.
v   Could you please explain John 6: 53


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The Catholic Church teaches that during consecration at the Mass, the bread and wine are changed into the Body and Blood of Jesus. You disputed this. How do you explain countless Eucharistic miracles that have occurred (for example, see the book 'Eucharistic Miracles' by Joan Carroll Cruz)?
v   Eucharist - Miracles


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MARY - THE MOTHER OF JESUS
And he answered and said unto them, My mother and my brethren are these which hear the word of God, and do it. Luke 8:21


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My friends tell me that the Marian apparitions are really the devil posing as an angel of light. If that were true why would "she" say that we should convert our lives and turn back to her Son? That doesn't sound like anything Satan would want us to do. How can this be from the evil one?
v   Marian Apparitions


I would like to know why the Bible doesn't tell much about virgin Mary.
v   The Bible - about Mary


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I shall pray that at the hour of your death Christ's mother will come to your side. And I know she will, for she is your mother also.
v   Is Mary our mother?


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The Bible says that Jesus was her FIRSTBORN and Joseph knew her not  (intimately) TILL she gave birth to Jesus.
v   Did Mary have other children?


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Why do you not show respect for Mary?
v   The Dogma of the Immaculate Conception


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With all due respect, you have misunderstood Catholics and our relationship with Mary. We do not worship her. We ask her in prayer to intercede for us. We are asking her to pray for us, thereby joining our prayers with hers. It is much the same as asking a friend to pray for you, such as if I were to ask you to remember me in your prayers.
v   Bowing down before Mary


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Who told you that Roman Catholics believe that Mary and the Saints are mediators to God? As Roman Catholics, we believe that Jesus Christ is the only mediator to God. Just curious to know how you came up with that.
v   Is Mary a mediator?


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What is the origin of this doctrine and when did the Church approve it?
v   The Dogma of the assumption of Mary


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Where did Roman Catholics come up with their prayer 'Hail Mary.' Is it in the Bible, or was it a prayer someone made up?
v   The Hail Mary


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Without the fiat of the Blessed Virgin Mother none of us would have the incomparable beauty and truth of Our Lord Jesus Christ incarnate! If one needs proof of this, simply look at how the archangel Gabriel was sent from heaven to ASK Mary's permission for the Son of God to be incarnate in her womb!
v   Mary in plan of redemption


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LIFE AFTER DEATH
And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment. 
Hebrews 9:27


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I disagree with your statement that there is such a thing as "eternal separation from God in Hell." Please tell me, is God so cruel and uncaring that he would punish rebellious people to be tortured in Hell for all eternity?
v   Hell is forever


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There is a spiritual death that has to do with man's spirit. There is a physical death that has to do with the body.
v   In what way do you understand death


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What does the word eternal mean?  Is the language not figurative?

v   Is hell eternal?


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This place is in the nether world of those who have departed from this life. It is more properly described in...
v   Question about Hell


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This verse often is asked of me. It is a favourite with false teachers who try to tell us that when you die you know nothing.
v   The dead know nothing...


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I am aware that there is no reference in the Bible to the existence or nature of purgatory. However, Purgatory has been inferred by the Catholic Church from a number of passages in the Bible. I believe that by his death on the cross, Jesus gave me the opportunity to make amends for my sin in this life, and after death in purgatory.
v   Purgatory or Christ?


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This is a good question - find out the Biblical answer
v   Is Luke 16 a parable?


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The concept of “soul sleep” is not a Biblical doctrine.
v   What does the Bible say about soul-sleep?


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The Bible does not agree with the idea of reincarnation, so therefore, it does not support the idea of karma.
v   What does the Bible say about karma?


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Some times we parrot phrases without stopping to consider whether they are right or wrong. The below phrase is...
v   Immortal Soul?


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Shortest book, longest book, number of words etc.
v   What are some interesting facts about the Bible?


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The transliteration of the Hebrew word for grave is "queber" and not "sheol." It is interesting to note that "queber" is used in the plural as "graves," [Isa 65:23; Ezek.32:22 & 23], but the word "sheol" has no plural, neither does the word "hades."
v   Does the word Hell refer to the grave?


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The idea that we have to suffer for our sins after death is contrary to everything the Bible says about salvation.
v   What does the Bible say about purgatory?


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We are also told by Jesus Himself that there are many rooms in God’s house and that he Has gone before us to prepare a place for us. We have the assurance of His word that he will one day come back to earth and take us to where He is in heaven (John 14:1-4).
v   Is Heaven real?


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The Bible is clear: hell does exist and its punishment is everlasting.
v   Hell is forever


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All through the Bible God makes it clear that we gain heaven, not by our "good works" or "good life," but that God offers it to all as a gift. Rather than pretend that we are good people, He asks us to admit that we sin against Him.
v   Is it possible for good people to end up in Hell?


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In order to understand the Bible teachings on hell, it will help you to know that there are three different words used in the Greek for our word "hell:"
v   Some teachers say that hell...


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If God is merciful, would he send anyone to eternal punishment for sinning? Might not hell be a place where we are punished for a while until we are purified for heaven?
v   Hell - punished for a while!


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THE CHURCH
The church is built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ Himself being the chief cornerstone. Ephesians 2:20


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Evangelical Christians often speak about being "born again." Jesus teaches that we are born again by baptism. He said, "Verily, verily, I say unto thee, except one be born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter into the Kingdom of God!"
v   Baptism - Born of water


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If purgatory existed, and the mass helped people to get out, the rich would have a tremendous advantage by being able to pay for masses to shorten their suffering.
v   Is there a purgatory?


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I believe that only the Church, through the Pope, has the authority to declare saints after considering the works and life of each individual whose name has been brought forward for canonization. The Church does not consider just anyone, no matter how "saintly" a life s/he appears to have led, without proper study and without at least one miracle (attributed to that individual) that could be authenticated beyond current scientific and medical explanation.
v   Saints


 Q & A

The idea that Peter is the gatekeeper to heaven and nobody gets in unless he says so, is purely fiction and has no foundation in the Bible.
v   Did Peter have the keys to heaven?


 Q & A

What is the meaning of baptism?
v   Baptism - Its meaning


 Q & A

When John Wesley was asked this question, he quoted Matthew. "For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them."
v   What is a NT Church?


 Q & A

Peter was neither the "first," second, nor the third pope.  There were no popes in the Bible, at all.  The word is not mentioned even once. 
v   Does Matthew 16 teach that Peter was the first Pope?


 Q & A

What is the difference between Catholicism and Biblical Christianity?
v   The difference between Catholicism and Christianity


 Q & A

Since it was Jesus who established the sacrament of Penance, why is it that Protestants do not confess their sins to a priest?

v   Auricular Confession


 Q & A

Easter is pagan in origin and the word itself is derived from "Ostara" in Anglo-Saxon language "Eástre." Ostara was a goddess.
v   Celebration of Easter  


 Q & A

There is no evidence at all to even suggest He was born on that day. Shepherds watching their flocks by night would not be doing so at that time of the year.
v   Is Christmas day Christ's birthday?


 Q & A

As a Catholic I was always taught that God's Word is in Scripture and apostolic Tradition. Tradition is God's Word that has been handed down orally. The apostle Paul says: "Therefore, brethren, stand fast, and hold the traditions which ye have been taught, whether by word, or our epistle" (2 Thessalonians 2:15, KJV).
v   Sacred Tradition


 Q & A

Jesus is the only person that has the keys of hell and death. He alone is the one that can unlock hell
v   The Keys of hell and death


 Q & A

I used to be a Roman Catholic, but started reading the Bible and it was the 10 Commandments that grabbed my attention the most...
v   The missing commandment


 Q & A

Christ ordained Peter, and his successors, the Popes, to be the head of the church on earth. This is scriptural: "And I say also unto thee, Thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my Church and the Gates of Hell shall not prevail against it" (Matthew 16:18).
v   Upon this rock


 Q & A

What does the Bible teach about forgiveness, especially in the light of Jesus’ commission to his apostles to bind and loose?
v   The power of binding and loosing


 Q & A

Jesus installed Peter as the chief steward or prime minister under the King of kings by giving him the keys to the kingdom. As can be seen from Isaiah 22:22, kings appointed a chief steward to serve under them in a position of great authority to rule over the inhabitants of the kingdom. Jesus quotes almost verbatim from this passage in Isaiah, and so it is clear what he has in mind. Christ appointed Peter to lead them and guide the flock (John 21:15-17).
v   Was Peter a Pope?


 Q & A

When I practised the Catholic religion, I used to pray to the saints, as did my family and Catholic friends. Who answered the prayers I got answered and who is still answering my friends’ prayers as they still have their favourite saint who never fails them?
v   Praying to saints


 Q & A

A Catholic friend told me that it is all right to bow down before statues. She said that bowing is an expression of honour and that God told people like Judah that others would bow down to him (Genesis 49:7). She also said that the Bible talks of men praising men and even of God praising men (Romans 2:29). She concludes that it is reasonable to bow down before statues of Mary and the saints.
v   Bowing down before Statues


 Q & A

Protestants are not being totally honest when they say they don't have traditions that are not biblically based, like they accuse the Roman Catholic Church of having...
v   In praise of tradition


 Q & A

Please comment on the following argument which I read in a Catholic website. It can be summarized like this: Jesus spoke Aramaic. So, what Jesus said to Simon in Matthew 16:18 was this: ‘You are Kepha, and on this kepha I will build my Church.’ The Aramaic word kepha is translated petra or petros in Greek. The two words are synonyms in first century Greek...

v   Rocks and stones


 Q & A

In the Bible we read that entire households were baptized at once. It is likely that there were infants in these households. Is this, therefore, good evidence for infant baptism?
v   Baptism - infants


 Q & A

When the Son of God died for us it simply means that His Deity and Humanity left His body for three days.
v   Is it right to say God died?


 Q & A

According to the teaching of the Catholic church, there is no salvation outside the Catholic Church.
v   Is there salvation outside the church?


 Q & A

Only Peter, not the other apostles, was given the keys to the kingdom of heaven. This means that Peter had supreme authority in the church.
v   The Power of the Keys


Q & A

Jesus Christ, St. Peter, St. Luke, and St. Paul all agree that we are saved and born again in the waters of baptism with the Holy Spirit! (John 3:5; Mark 16:16; Acts 2:38, 1 Peter 3:21; Acts 22:16; Romans 6:3, 4; Colossians 2:12).
v   Baptismal regeneration refuted


 Q & A

Traditions are mentioned in the Bible, but not too favorably.
v   What about Church tradition - it and the Bible?


 Q & A

Your statement that priests claim to have the power to "judge sinners" is false. The priest does not judge the sinner. The first thing that must occur before a sin can be forgiven is true contrition. The church does not teach that sins are not forgiven unless they are forgiven by a priest. The priest is there to help the sinner truly know his sins are forgiven.
v   The Priest - a judge


 Q & A

The Catholic Church teaches the truth because the doctrines of Christ and the apostles have been preserved through an unbroken line of Catholic bishops. All over the world, all Catholic bishops can have their lineage of predecessors traced back to the time of the apostles, something that is impossible in Protestant denominations. What are your comments?

v   Apostolic succession


In your Q&A section you answered a question about Sacred Tradition. The person who asked the question cited 2 Thessalonians 2:15 to establish the reason for believing in Sacred Tradition. You provided an answer that I found helpful, however...
v   Tradition and the Magician's hat


 Q & A

You said that there are no priests in the church distinct from the laity. It is not true because the apostle Paul wrote to Titus: 'This is why I left you in Crete, that you might amend what was defective and appoint Presbyters (Greek for Priests) in every town as I have directed you' (Titus 1:5). Then Paul gives the qualifications a man needs to be a priest.
v   The Catholic Priesthood


 Q & A

The truth about the nature of Eucharistic bread and wine must be established from the study of the Word of God, the Bible.
v   The Eucharist


 Q & A

These were special sign gifts for the Apostolic age. 
v   Is the gift of tongues for to-day?


 Q & A

As the Pharisees were to be heeded because they spoke from Moses’ chair - so also the Pope must be heeded when he speaks from the chair of Peter (ex cathedra).
v   Ex Cathedra


Question & Answer

PRAYER
But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking. Matthew 6:7


 Q & A

I was taught that the rosary is scriptural because all 15 mysteries tell about the life of Christ. The "hail Mary" (the first part anyway) is taken directly from the Bible. Your thoughts?
v   The Rosary


 Q & A

You say that you believe and that you are saved right now. I suppose this is the result of some form of prayer said with sincerity and published by some Protestant or Evangelical group. 
v   The sinners prayer


 Q & A

Communication with the dead is the practice of pagan religions and the occult,
v   Praying to the saints - alleged proof texts


 Q & A

The Bible directs us to invoke those in heaven and ask them to pray with us. In Psalms 148 we pray, "Praise the Lord! Praise the Lord from the heavens, praise him in the heights! Praise him, all his angels, praise him, all his host!" (Psalm 148:1-2)...
v   Praying to the saints


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PROPHESY - END TIMES
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or the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first. 1Thessalonians 4:16


 Q & A

The word "antichrist" is mentioned five times in the Bible and they are only in the Epistles of John.
v   The Anti-christ - who is he?


 Q & A

I  don't suppose there is a more common belief that it does, but the answer is emphatically "no."
v   A general resurrection


 Q & A

And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: That they all might be damned who believed not the truth...
v   After the rapture of the Church...


 Q & A

There are seven raptures in the Bible.
v   Can you show me where the rapture is taught


 Q & A

The tribes were not lost geographically lost, but spiritually. They never left the land of Palestine to find them. When James wrote his epistle it was to the “twelve tribes” they were not lost.
v   Are the 10 lost tribes Jews?


 Q & A

Does [Matthew 24:] teach that all those terrible things will have to happen before the Lord comes to rapture the Christians from the earth?
v   Matthew 24 and the Rapture


 Q & A

In [Matthew 24:41] we read, "Two women shall be grinding at the mill; the one shall be taken, and the other left."  Is this referring to the rapture?
v   In Matthew 24: 41


 Q & A

It would appear from Daniel 9:27 and 2 Thessalonians 2:2-4, that a temple will be rebuilt in Jerusalem
v   Will the temple be rebuilt?


 Q & A

...and for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: That they all might be damned who believed not the truth.
v   Will there be a second chance?


 Q & A

Ever since the birth of these nations, around four thousand years ago, there has not been peace. There isn't any biblical reason to believe it will be any different today.
v   Will there be peace?


 Q & A

There will be many wars against Israel in the future, but the one in question is the Battle of Armageddon.
v   Will there be war with Israel?


 Q & A

The key to consistent Bible interpretation, including the Book of Revelation, is to have a consistent hermeneutic.
v   How can I understand the Book of Revelation?


 Q & A

Will Jesus Christ come back to the earth again, since they crucified Him the first time He came?
v   Will Jesus come back to the earth again?


 Q & A

The Tribulation is a future time period when the Lord will accomplish at least two aspects of His plan...
v  What is the great tribulation?  


 Q & A

They have a special mission during the great tribulation.
v   Who are the 144,000?


 Q & A

The gospel will be proclaimed at that time and will be the message of a kingdom that is at hand.
v   What does Matthew 24 teach?


 Q & A

...the second beast. He does many miracles and deceives the whole world. He even make an image of the first beast...

v   What does the beast of Revelation 13 stand for?


 Q & A

The "Day of the Lord" is spoken of throughout the Bible and refers to a time yet to come when He will come first to judge and then to reign. 
v   What is the Day of the Lord?


 Q & A

The rapture is for the Church and the Tribulation is for Israel.
v   I'm confused about the rapture?


 Q & A

There is at least one thousand years between the resurrection of the just and blessed, and the resurrection of the damnation of the wicked.
v   Does the Bible teach a general resurrection


Q & A

Does what is happening in Israel today mean the end times are quickly approaching?
v   What is Israel's role in the End Times?


 Q & A

Does this not teach that one must endure to the end to be saved?
v   He that endures unto the end shall be saved - what does it mean?


 Q & A

It is Satan's ambition to be like the most High God, (Isaiah 14:14) and he will do his best in the personal antichrist in whom he is impersonated
v   What is the Anti-Christ?


 Q & A

This battle is only mentioned by name once in the Bible in Revelation 16:16; yet it is referred to many times throughout.
v   What is the battle of Armageddon?


 Q & A

Revelation gives a graphic picture of it...
v   What is the whore of Babylon?


 Q & A

Generally questions like this are always associated with British Israelism and Armstrongism who teach...
v   Are the ten lost tribes the Jews of to-day?


 Q & A

It began in Genesis 11 with the building of a city and a tower. The city was to rule the earth and the tower was to rule the heavens.
v   What is Babylon the great?


 Q & A

I believe that Jesus is coming back but I'm not sure if I'm ready to meet Him. I could never meet His expectations, for I am human and a sinner.
v   The second coming of Christ


Question & Answer

CULTS
For the time will come when they shall not endure sound teaching...and they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables. 2 Timothy 4:3-4


 Q & A

Michael the Archangel is perhaps the highest of all the angels. Michael is the only angel in the Bible who is designated “the Archangel”. Michael the Archangel...
v   Is Jesus Michael the Archangel?


 Q & A

There are many misconceptions on the identity of the Holy Spirit. Some view the Holy Spirit as a mystical force.
v
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 Q & A

Though there have been many great teachers throughout history, none of them have performed such miracles and claimed to be divine as Jesus claimed.
v   Who is Jesus?


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DEVOTIONAL - SPIRITUAL GROWTH
But grow in grace and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.
2 Peter 3:18


 Q & A

The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge…”
v  What does it mean to fear God?


 Q & A

...therefore, we can conclude that Christians can be carnal in their lifestyle.
v   What is a carnal Christian?


 Q & A

It is a reflection on the ability of the Saviour to profess salvation and live habitually is known sin. Good works have nothing to do with saving; but it is the evidence that we are saved.
v   Can a Christian live any old way?


 Q & A

Sad to say, that it is often taught that God elects some and not others to be saved.
v   Does predestination and election...?


 Q & A

The Sabbath then, was not a day of worship or church going, but a day of physical rest from all manual labour.
v
   Which is the true sabbath?


 Q & A

Spiritual growth is the process of becoming more and more like Jesus Christ.
v   What is spiritual growth?


 Q & A

It would be hard to convince a person that a certain tree was an apple tree, unless there were some apple blossoms or apples of some kind.
v   How is it most professing Christians...?


 Q & A

According to the Word of God marriage is a covenant of companionship between one man and one woman for life.
v   Christian marriage


 Q & A

Never once do we read of the believers meeting for worship on the Sabbath Day.
v   What is the biblical basis for Sunday?


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APOLOGETICS
'... earnestly contend for the faith which was once for all delivered unto the saints (Christians). Jude 3


 Q & A

This is frequently cited by atheists as proof that the God of the Bible cannot exist.
v   Can God create a rock so heavy he can't lift it


 Q & A

Universalism is the belief that everyone will be saved. But what does the Bible teach...  
v   Universalism


 Q & A

Explore the evidence for yourself.
v   Why should I believe in Christ's resurrection?


 Q & A

If God is all powerful and loving.  Why doesn't He stop it?
v   Why is there suffering in the world?


 Q & A

Though there have been many great teachers throughout history, none of them have performed such miracles and claimed to be divine as Jesus claimed.
v   Who is Jesus?


 Q & A

Only God could perform the miracle of the Incarnation.
v   Why is the Virgin birth so important?


 Q & A

It takes sin seriously, indicating that God takes sin seriously and gives a death penalty for it. Sin is not a small matter.
v   Why is Christianity such a bloody religion?


 Q & A

This question is one of the best questions asked in the entire Bible...and it was asked by an unbeliever.
v   What is Truth?


 Q & A

Tritheism is the teaching that the Godhead is really three separate beings forming three separate gods. 
v   What is Tritheism?


 Q & A

Some of the major aspects of Jesus Christ stand in stark contrast to what's in the world's religions.
v   What is the difference - Jesus and world religions?


 Q & A

Sikhism is the third major branch of Hinduism and was founded by a man named Nanak, who was born in India in 1469.
v   What is Sikhism?


 Q & A

Jainism began in the 6th century as a reformation movement within Hinduism. It is based on the teachings of its founder, Mahavira.
v   What is Jainism?


 Q & A

The religion of Islam was begun early in the 7th century by a man named Muhammad who claimed to have been visited by the angel Gabriel.
v   What is Islam?


 Q & A

Deism is essentially the view that God exists, but that He is not directly involved in the world.
v   What is Deism?


 Q & A

Christianity teaches that there is only one God in all existence, that God made the universe, the Earth, and created Adam and Eve.
v   What is Christianity?


 Q & A

The Buddha lived and died well before the time of Jesus. His travels never took him more than a couple of hundred kilometres from his home.
v   What is Buddhism?


 Q & A

Apollinarianism was the heresy taught by Apollinaris the Younger, bishop of Laodicea in Syria about 361. 
v   What is Apollinarianism?


 Q & A

Comparing Hinduism and Christianity is difficult, in part, because Hinduism is a slippery religion for westerners to grasp.
v   I am a Hindu...


 Q & A

All the world's religions have some level of truth in them, but ultimately, Jesus is the only answer to the human condition.
v   I am a Buddhist...


 Q & A

But why doesn't God just exhibit himself in such a blatant way that people would HAVE to believe he exists? A good answer is presented by Philip Yancey in his book, The Jesus I Never Knew...
v   Why doesn't God perform a miracle?


 Q & A

What does the Bible say about suffering? Why does God allow man to suffer? How does the Bible explain natural disasters?
v   Suffering


 Q & A

The first-century Roman Tacitus, who is considered one of the more accurate historians of the ancient world, mentioned superstitious "Christians " ("named after Christus" which is Latin for Christ), who suffered under Pontius Pilate during the reign of Tiberius.
v   Did Jesus really exist?


 Q & A

There are many religions in the world. How do I know which is right?
v   What about other religions?


 Q & A

What is unique about Christianity?
v   What is Christianity?


 Q & A

I think Christianity is intolerant of other religions. What is your opinion?
v   Is Christianity intolerant?


 Q & A

What is marriage? If two people are really committed to each other and are faithful to each other, isn't it the same as being married?
v   Christian Marriage


 Q & A

The first time Jesus the Messiah came to earth, it was to fulfil the promise of a holy One who would suffer for Israel's sins and be their perfect Sacrifice.
v   Why should I believe on Jesus the Messiah?


 Q & A

What do you think about the stigmata of Padre Pio?
v   The Stigma of Padre Pio


Question & Answer

THE BIBLE & SCIENCE
'Forever O Lord Thou word is settled in heaven.' Psalm 119:89


 Q & A

It is well known that our existence in this universe depends on numerous cosmological constants and parameters whose numerical values must fall within a very narrow range of values.
v   What is the anthropic principle?


 Q & A

Radiometric dating is a method which scientists use to determine the age of various specimens, mainly inorganic matter (rocks, etc), though there is one radiometric dating technique, radiocarbon dating, which is used to date organic specimens.
v   How does radio-metric dating fit...?


 Q & A

It is apparent from Genesis 1:6-7 and 2:6 that the pre-flood environment was much different from that which we experience today.
v   Was Noah's flood global or local?


 Q & A
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