Monthly Archives: July 2013

“What is the age of the universe?”


  In Genesis 1:1, we are told that “in the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” The Bible gives no date for the creation; the only hint is that it happened “in the beginning.” In Hebrew, the word … Continue reading

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“What does the Bible say about population control?”


The Bible doesn’t say anything about population control. Instead, humans are told to “be fruitful and multiply” (Genesis 1:22,28). Psalm 127:3-5 tells us that children are a heritage from the Lord and that the fruit of the womb is a reward … Continue reading

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“Is sexting a sin?”


“Sexting” is obscene texting. It is the act of sending sexually explicit messages and/or photographs, usually between mobile phones. Sexting has become so prevalent that, in August 2012, the wordsextingwas listed for the first time inMerriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary. Some people … Continue reading

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“Did Jesus ever laugh?”


  There has long been a notion that Jesus never laughed. Traditionally, paintings of Jesus have tended toward melancholy portrayals of a somber, glum Savior. It is true that Jesus became our Sin-bearer (1 Peter 2:24) and that He “was … Continue reading

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“Is Mary the mother of God?”


The phrase “mother of God” originated with and continues to be used in the Roman Catholic Church. One of the topics at the Council of Ephesus in AD 431 was the use of the Greek termTheotókos, or “God-bearer,” in reference … Continue reading

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“What does the Bible say about cremation?”


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 16:18; 2 Kings 21:6) and of human bones being burned (2 Kings 23:16-20), but these … Continue reading

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