Category Archives: Guest Contributors

“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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“What is holy magic hair?”


The holy magic hair (HMH) doctrine is the rather sarcastic name given to the teaching that long, uncut hair on a woman provides her with supernatural power, protection, and authority. This aberrant teaching has gained momentum in the Apostolic, Holiness, … Continue reading

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“What are the beliefs of New Calvinism?”


New Calvinism is not a new branch of theology or a denomination. Rather, it is a “revival” of sorts—a revival of traditional, “old”Calvinism. The movement is sweeping through American evangelical churches of all denominations, attracting young people from Free Church, … Continue reading

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“What does the Bible say about Bipolar Disorder/Manic Depression?


Note: as with many psychological issues, there are often both a physical and spiritual aspect of manic depression / bipolar disorder. While we believe psychologists often miss the true spiritual nature of the sickness, we strongly encourage anyone suffering with … Continue reading

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“What is the origin of the Easter bunny and Easter eggs?”


It is thought that the word Easter comes from a pagan figure called Eastre (or Eostre) who was celebrated as the goddess of spring by the Saxons of Northern Europe. A festival called Eastre was held during the spring equinox by … Continue reading

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“Did God create Satan?”


God has created everything that ever has been, is, or will be (John 1:3). This includes physical beings and matter as well as spiritual beings (Colossians 1:15-17). The only person who has the power of being in and of Himself—meaning … Continue reading

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“What is the role of ushers in the church?”


A church usher is a person who helps ensure a smoothly running church service and who ministers to people in a variety of practical ways. The specific responsibilities of an usher vary with the church, but his duties usually include … Continue reading

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