Can “good people” wind up in hell? “How can God allow nice people to go to hell and bad people to go to heaven?” We all know people whom we value, who seem like genuinely good, kind and honest. But the Bible makes it clear that even these people have sinned and fallen short of God’s […]

 “What is Kwanzaa? Should a Christian celebrate Kwanzaa?”……Answer: Kwanzaa is an African-American holiday created in 1966 by Dr. Maulana Karenga, professor and chair of African Studies at California State University, Long Beach. Kwanzaa is celebrated from December 26 to January 1. Karenga’s original concept was to provide African-Americans with a time to focus on the cultural […]

“Are we all God’s children, or only Christians?”……The Bible is clear that all people are God’s creation (Colossians 1:16), and that God loves the entire world (John 3:16), but only those who are born again are children of God (John 1:1211:52Romans 8:161 John 3:1-10).……In Scripture, the lost are never referred to as children of God. […]

“What is the meaning of Lent?”……Lent is a period of fasting and repentance traditionally observed by Catholics and some Protestant denominations in preparation for Easter. The length of the Lenten fast was established in the 4th century as 40 days. During this time, participants eat sparingly or simply give up a particular food or habit. […]

Can one who commits suicide be saved? Exodus 20:13Acts 24:15Romans 5:2-52 Corinthians 1:10…Code: QA143 Suicide is a grave sin equivalent to murder (Exodus 20:1321:23), but it can be forgiven like any other sin. And Scripture says clearly that those redeemed by God have been forgiven for all their sins–past, present, and future (Colossians 2:13-14). Paul […]

“Can a person be born gay?”……Answer: In 1996, The Advocate, a gay and lesbian magazine, asked readers what they believed the potential impact would be to the advancement of gay and lesbian rights if a scientific discovery is made that proves a biological basis for homosexuality. About 61 percent of the magazine readers asserted that […]

“Is burial the only option a Christian can consider?”……Answer: The Bible doesn’t give instructions on how a body should be handled after death. In the cultures of Bible times, burial in a tomb, cave, or in the ground was the common way to dispose of a human body (Genesis 23:1935:42 Chronicles 16:14Matthew 27:60-66). The most […]