Monthly Archives: December 2012

“What does the Bible say about interracial marriage?”


The Old Testament Law commanded the Israelites not to engage in interracial marriage (Deuteronomy 7:3-4). However, the reason for this was not primarily racial in nature. Rather, it was religious. The reason God commanded against interracial marriage was that people … Continue reading

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GRIN AND SHARE IT: “I Come Quickly”


I Come Quickly With sermon preparations and anxiety, the new preacher had gotten very little sleep the week before he was to address his flock for the first time; so by Sunday morning, he was both exhausted and extremely nervous. … Continue reading

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“Masturbation – is it a sin according to the Bible?”


The Bible never explicitly mentions masturbation or states whether or not masturbation is a sin. The Scripture most frequently pointed to in regards to masturbation is the story of Onan in Genesis 38:9-10. Some interpret this passage as saying that … Continue reading

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GRIN AND SHARE IT: “Falling Off the Horse”


The cavalryman was galloping down the road, rushing to catch up with his regiment. Suddenly his horse stumbled and pitched him to the ground. In the dirt with a broken leg, terrified of the approaching enemy, the soldier called out, … Continue reading

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“Should a Christian own a gun?”


 Due to the growing level of violence in our world and the extolment of peace in Scripture, there is much debate among Christians regarding whether it is appropriate for a Christian to own weapons. However, a comprehensive look at the … Continue reading

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“Why are so many people talking about December 21, 2012 being the end of the world?”


 The ancient Mayans, in their “Long Count” calendar, had December 21, 2012, as the end of the calendar. This “end” of the Mayan calendar leads to many different interpretations. Some see it as nothing more than a reset, the beginning … Continue reading

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GRIN AND SHARE IT: “The Computer Contest”


One day Jesus and Satan were arguing about who had the greatest computer skills. They argued and argued. When they had drawn a crowd of onlookers and were still going at it hot and heavy, the angels– fallen and not–started … Continue reading

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“What is an advent calendar?”


 The word ‘Advent’ has a Latin origin meaning ‘the coming,’ or more accurately, ‘coming toward.’ For Christian believers, Christmas is one of the greatest events in the yearly cycle, being the celebration of the greatest gift ever given by God … Continue reading

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GRIN AND SHARE IT: “Good News, Bad News”


Good News: You baptized seven people today in the river. Bad News: You lost two of them in the swift current. Good News: The Women’s Guild voted to send you a get-well card. Bad News: The vote passed by 31-30. … Continue reading

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“Does Luke’s claim that Jesus was born in Bethlehem at the time of Quirinius’ census match the historical record?”


 This is a question that has been a point of controversy among biblical scholars and skeptics for centuries. History tells us that Caesar Augustus reigned over the Roman Empire from 27 BC to AD 14 and ordered a census to … Continue reading

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