Adam and Eve’s – sin really about eating a piece of forbidden fruit?……Answer: The phrase “forbidden fruit” refers to the story of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden. They were forbidden by God to eat the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil (Genesis 2:9, 3:2). The Bible says […]

“What is the abomination of desolation?”……Answer: The phrase “abomination of desolation” refers to Matthew 24:15 (KJV): “So when you see standing in the holy place ‘the abomination that causes desolation,’ spoken of through the prophet Daniel—let the reader understand.” This is referring to Daniel 9:27, “He will confirm a covenant with many for one ‘seven.’ […]

“What does the Bible say about cremation? Is it wrong to cremate a person’s body?”……Answer: The Bible does not give any specific teaching about cremation. There are occurrences in the Old Testament of people being burned to death (1 Kings 16:182 Kings 21:6) and of human bones being burned (2 Kings 23:16-20), but these are […]

“What is compatibilism?”……Compatibilism, is an attempt to reconcile the theological proposition that every event is causally determined, ordained, and/or decreed by God (i.e., determinism, not to be confused with fatalism)—with the free will of man. Promulgated originally from a philosophical viewpoint by the Greek stoics and later by numerous philosophers such as Thomas Hobbes and […]

“Can a person be born gay?”……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 such […]

“Why did the sacrificial system require a blood sacrifice?”……Answer: The whole of the Old Testament, every book, points toward the Great Sacrifice that was to come—that of Jesus’ sacrificial giving of His own life on our behalf. Leviticus 17:11 is the Old Testament’s central statement about the significance of blood in the sacrificial system. God, […]

“Did God die? If Jesus was God, and Jesus died on the cross, does that mean God died?”……Answer: Did God die when Jesus died on the cross? The answer depends on how we understand the meaning of the word “die.” To die does not mean an end of existence. Death is separation. Death is when […]