Ask A Question

Got a question, comment, or challenge about anything biblical? One of the main purposes of this blog is to provide you with a place to get answers, or at least, to get a perspective. Whether there is a passage you’ve been struggling with, a doctrine you don’t understand (or don’t like), an argument for or against a position, whatever, post them here, and we’ll do our very best to get you a detailed answer as soon as possible. And that offer extends to non-Christians, too.

So, questions, comments, cries of outrage? Ask it in the box below, or email it directly to:

We’re looking forward to hearing from you!

19 thoughts on “Ask A Question

  1. For many years I’ve heard Christians “pray” to Jesus. I believe that because Jesus Prayed to a Being Higher than Himself(God), We are to pray to God in the name of Jesus Christ. Am I wrong in thinking this way ,or are we to pray to Jesus?

    • The short answer is that you are right. Jesus teaches us to pray to God, and so we should, although I wouldn’t be hard on anyone for praying to Jesus!

      Check back tomorrow (Tuesday, July 27) for a full review of this issue.


    • Will do David. That is a long one, so we’ll look at that one next week. Maybe break it up into a couple posts. Consider it on the docket! 🙂

  2. Being that I spend a lot of time with military, I get “told” by them that they know they are going to hell. They assume because of their job that there is no way God’s grace would ever flow to them. While, of course, I have my own responses to them, starting with Joshua and David, I would like for you to discuss this topic for my further education and for those who are not sure how to answer when it comes to them. So, put the question how you want, but I’m sure it is something like . . . Can our military personnel be saved?

  3. Where did we get the idea that we have to dress up to “go to church” or, in other words, to gather for group worship? Now, I was taught as a child that we were to our best, and while I don’t condemn anyone who wants to go as casually as they would like, I can’t help but think in the back of my mind that I need to dress up somewhat to gather in the sanctuary with the body of believers. I mean . . . we dress up for lots of celebrations, so why wouldn’t that same idea be applied to worship? Please share your thoughts on this matter and let me re-emphasize – I in no way think poorly of anyone who wants to dress casually. Thanks for your comments.

  4. I recently had someone ask me why God would let bad things happen to children. For example, this person was raised with people who exposed him to drug abuse, violence, etc. We were recently talking, and though this person has recently been saved, he still has trouble figuring out why God would allow bad things to happen to him as a child. Some of the things he was exposed to still seem to effect him as an adult, and when I told him to pray about it and give it to God, he asked me why God would allow these things to happen to an innocent child.

    I’ve heard people discuss this over the years, resulting in various answers, so my question to you is, how would you answer?

  5. JAMES (age 4) was listening to a Bible story. His dad read: ‘The man named Lot was warned to take his wife and flee out of the city but his wife looked back and was turned to salt.’ Concerned, James asked: ‘What happened to the flea?’

    sorry, I had to post that!!! So anyway, hasn’t there been actual physical evidence to prove the story of Lot’s wife being turned to salt?

  6. I just read your “short story” post of the Bible and LOVED it. I would like to see a little more in-depth study on the end of days, from the rapture, end of days, the second coming, and after. It can be pretty confusing!

    • Well thanks much – I’ll have to do that. Maybe I’ll put it in a narrative fashion like this and then go back and look at some of the specifics regarding the rapture, the tribulation, the anti-Christ, etc. Look for that this week. 🙂

  7. Hi Jac,

    I’ve been reading some old threads on G & S (yes, I know that you left the forum), and on several occasions you’ve laid out that your perspective on the Law and the Gospel issue is that the Mosaic Law was replaced by the Law of Christ, which is summed with with the love commandment.

    I find this perspective very appealing, but I’m curious as to what you do with the NT’s repeated rendering of things which have nothing to do with love, as sinful, i.e homosexuality, sorcery, fornication, and so on?

  8. I wonder if condemnation and judgement are the same thing in context. The Pharasees were condemning her to death by the Standard of the Law. Jesus’ judgement was based on the Standard of “second” great commandment. “Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself”. There is no qualifer in this commandment that says love your neighbor “IF” they love you, or if they do good to you etc. The command was to LOVE. Jesus demonstrated this command for all to see and no one could dispute it. As Judge only He was able to demonstrate that kind of love, a love by decision!

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