Category Archives: Guest Contributors

Are any black people mentioned in the Bible?


 The Bible does not specifically identify any person as being black-skinned. The Bible also does not specifically identify any person as being white-skinned. The vast majority of the Bible took place in the Middle East, in and around Israel. Neither … Continue reading

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“What is the difference between Catholics and Protestants?”


Answer: There are several important differences between Catholics and Protestants. While there have been some attempts over the last several years to find common ground between the two groups, the fact is that the differences remain, and they are just … Continue reading

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“Can a Christian today perform an exorcism”


Exorcism (commanding demons to leave other people) was practiced by various people in the Gospels and the Book of Acts—the disciples as part of Christ’s instructions (Matthew 10); others using Christ’s name (Mark 9:38); the children of the Pharisees (Luke … Continue reading

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“Should Christians celebrate Halloween?”


    Whether or not Christians should celebrate Halloween   can be a very controversial topic. Some Christians celebrate Halloween simply by dressing up in a costume and having fun, seeing it as innocent and harmless. Other Christians are equally convinced … Continue reading

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“Why did God allow men to have concubines in the Bible?”


A concubine is a female who voluntarily enslaves and sells herself to a man primarily for his sexual pleasure. Concubines in the patriarchal age and beyond did not have equal status with a wife. A concubine could not marry her … Continue reading

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“Is it wrong for a Christian to be depressed?”


Is it wrong for a Christian to be depressed? Depression is somewhat of a charged issue among Christians. Some flatly declare it to be a sin. The thinking is that depression reveals a lack of faith in God’s promises, God’s … Continue reading

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“How old was Mary when Jesus was born?”


While the Bible does not specifically state how old Mary was when Jesus was born, most Christian historians speculate that she was around 15—16 years of age at the time of Jesus’ birth. According to Jewish customs at the time, … Continue reading

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