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QA: Did Eastern Religions Predate the Bible?

QUESTION: Eastern religions (e.g., Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism) predate the Holy Bible, right? - May 23, 2021

ANSWER: WRONG. The Holy Bible predates all religions, even though the writing of that story took place over much longer time. 

1. Nothing predates the Creation, except God. (Genesis 1:1;     Colossians 1:15-16; Romans 1:25) All idolatry in all religions have been attempts to…

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QA: What Difference Does a Bible Translation Make?

My QA: What is the difference between a translation, interpretation, or paraphrase of the Bible? is now available in Bible Basics. It is also available in Questions Answered.

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QA: Didn't the Roman Catholics Give Us the Bible?

My QA: Didn't the Roman Catholics give us the Bible? from June 6, 2021, is now available in Publications On Roman Catholicism. It is also available in Questions Answered.

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QA: Can Scriptures Address Modern Problems?

QUESTION: Scriptures are too old to be relevant in today's world, with modern problems, right? - May 30, 2021   

ANSWER: WRONG. If you need to ask, you haven't read Scripture, OR years of my articles in particular.

1. The Cycle of Life proves that what God said is not outdated! Ecclesiastes 1:4, 9-11 reflects God's wisdom. What happens hasn't changed, only the speed and method. Mankind…

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QA: How Can We Trust Scripture?

My QA, How Do We Know We Can Trust the Scriptures? from May 19, 2019, is now available on the NEW Misunderstood Scriptures page. It is also available in Questions Answered.

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QA: Why Is the Church So Judgmental?

QUESTION: Why is the church of Christ so judgmental, condemning everyone but themselves? - June 9, 2019   

ANSWER: How can you see through the fog & smog of judgmental sinners and think condemnation is only coming from Christians? 

1. It is NOT wrong to teach what is right. Moses taught Israelites that loving God means keeping His commandments and judgments.           (Deuteronom…

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QA: If the Bible is God's Word, Why Are There Atheists?

QUESTION: If the Bible is the word of God, why are there so many atheists? - 7/28/2019   

ANSWER: There are two kinds of atheists: practical and doctrinal.

1. Practical atheism is described in Titus 1:15-16. Many people practice atheism, that is, they live their lives as though there is no God. They think they exist because of godless evolution; or they are totally in charge of their lives…

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I Am Offended That You Are Offended - Josh Blackmer

Josh Blackmer's article, I Am Offended That You Are Offended, is now available in Publications from Guest Authors.

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The Bible Came From God: Chart Available

Donnie Barnes' chart The Bible Came From God is now available in Bible Basics.

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Donnie Barnes' Why I Recommend the Bible: Now Available

Donnie Barnes' chart/ MEME Why I Recommend the Bible is now available in Bible Basics. This page pulls together a lot of material that can be used for people who may be new to the Bible or basic Bible principles.

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Missing Books of the Bible: Sermon Audio Available

My sermon The Missing Books of the Bible is available in Sermon Audios.

The PowerPoint is also available in Publications On Christian Evidences and in Sermon Powerpoints.

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Do You Need Online Resources for Worship or Home Bible Study?

In light of continuing self isolation in some places, please review my Links page to find these and more resources to assist in worship and home Bible study:

  • Audio lessons from past, well renown preachers of the churches of Christ can be found at Sermons from Preachers of the Past
  • Bible lesson studies and more resources for home study can be found at John Hurt
  • There is a Bible based …

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QA: What Does the Bible Say About Jesus' Birth?

QUESTION: What does the Bible say about Jesus' birth? - December, 2018

ANSWER: There is a vast difference in what the Bible actually says, and what people have added as misrepresentations and human traditions! ... 1. God's son was born to a woman who did not believe in abortion. (Luke 1:35) ... 2. When Jesus' birth was first announced to shepherds (Luke 2:13-14) ... it did not mean there woul…

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Mini Article part 3: Star Light, Star Bright

Reason for the Season PART 3: 

On December 21, the Jupiter and Saturn regular 20-year conjunction will occur to observers, this time appearing closer than usual. The closest observable conjunction before that was in medieval 1226! The miraculous “Star of Bethlehem” led wise men, but had nothing to do with a “regular conjunction,” because Matthew 2 says:

(1) it moved to guide wise me…

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Mini Article Part 2: Sequence Matters

Reason for the Season PART 2: 

"Inasmuch as many have taken in hand to set in order a narrative of those things which have been fulfilled among us" (Luke 1:1)..."it seemed good to me also, having had perfect understanding of all things from the very first, to write to you an orderly account, most excellent Theophilus, that you may know the certainty of those things in which you were instructe…

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Ron Thomas' Reason for the Season

In light of the holiday season, Ron Thomas' The Reason for the Season is now available in Publications from Guest Authors.

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No Bible Myths: "Reason for the Season" Mini Articles, Part 1

Reason for the Season PART 1: 

"For we did not follow cunningly devised fables when we made known to you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but were eyewitnesses of His majesty" (2 Peter 1:16).  Peter, James, and John had seen what took place on that Mount of Transfiguration that is recorded in Matthew 17:1-9Mark 9:2-9; and Luke 9:28-36.  It is important that we know: 

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A Religious Poll: New Mini Article

“And it happened, as He was alone praying, that His disciples joined Him, and He asked them, saying, ‘Who do the crowds say that I am?’ So they answered and said, ‘John the Baptist, but some say Elijah; and others say that one of the old prophets has risen again’ (Luke 9:18-19).” The opinion on the street was: (1) speculative; (2) divided; (3) wrong! Did Jesus say, “Each one has their …

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What Changed? - Mini Article Published Now

After “the most important election in history,” what have the results really changed? 

Not God: "For I am the LORD, I do not change” (Malachi 3:6). Not Jesus Christ: “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever” (Hebrews 13:8). 

Not The Holy Spirit’s Bible: “contend earnestly for the faith which was once for all delivered to the saints” (Jude 3). 

Not th…

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QA: How Can we Tell God Is Speaking to Us?

QUESTION: How can we tell when God is speaking to us?  -   January 26, 2020

ANSWER: God only speaks today through His written Word, the Bible. (Hebrews 1:1-2; John 5:46-47) Just as Moses' words were written to be read, so Jesus' words have been written to be read. So Paul preached (Acts 13:26-27). The Bible is not called "the Word of God" for nothing! ... Read More of this and other QA on …

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