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Category: Bible and Christianity Q&A

Q&A: Wicked Leaders

Q: The Bible presents many narratives in which God has chosen wicked people to accomplish His purposes. Would these examples commend and justify voting for a candidate who is likewise wicked? A: It is absolutely true that God has many times used wicked people to accomplish His purposes; the Assyrians, Nebuchadnezzar, and Pontius Pilate come to mind (Isaiah 10:5, Jeremiah…

Q&A: Abortion

Q: What makes abortion sinful? Shouldn’t the woman have the right to choose what happens to her body? A: Abortion, as the conscious, planned termination of a developing human in the womb, is as murder. Abortion, as such, is not explicitly mentioned in Scripture. Abortion is explicitly condemned in the Didache, a first century Christian exhortation (Didache 2); ancient pagan…

Q&A: Jesus and the Old Testament

Q: Did Jesus agree with everything written in the Old Testament? A: In Matthew 5:17-18 Jesus establishes His purpose as fulfilling the Old Testament: “Think not that I came to destroy the law or the prophets: I came not to destroy, but to fulfil. For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass away, one jot or one…

Q&A: Historical Evidence for Jesus

Q: What historical evidence exists which would legitimate or validate the story of Jesus in the Gospels? A: Textual and archaeological evidence conclusively demonstrate that the portrayal of Jesus in the New Testament fits reasonably within the time and context. Flavius Josephus spends much time in his Antiquities of the Jews speaking about Herod the Great, the Roman governors, including…