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Didn’t Jesus Say it’s Better to be Celibate than Married?

Matthew 19:3–12 records this conversation of Jesus, first with some Pharisees, then with his disciples: Some Pharisees came to him, and to test him they asked, “Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife for any cause?” He

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The Extreme Weakness of Faith Alone and Penal Substitution

A recent comment on the article, “What is the biblical basis against Sola Fide (salvation by faith alone, apart from works)?” led to a multi-part question by a regular reader of this blog named Rami. You can read his comment

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If Jesus was God, How was God Still in Heaven?

A few days ago a reader named Annie made this comment here on Spiritual Insights for Everyday Life: I am a Christian who loves Jesus and God. But what I don’t understand is that if Jesus is God, then who

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Does John 3:18 Mean that All Non-Christians Go to Hell?

John 3:16. It’s everywhere. You even see it on placards at football games: For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. Then there’s

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What Does It Mean to Sit at the Right Hand of God?

In Psalm 110, David writes: The Lord says to my lord, “Sit at my right hand until I make your enemies your footstool.” (Psalm 110:1) And in the Gospel of Matthew, Jesus quotes these words in an exchange with the

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Facing our Demons of Darkness, Depression, and Mental Illness – Part 2

In Part 1 we looked at the issue of mental illness through the lens of the story of Jesus healing a demon-possessed man in Mark 5:1–20. One of the points made in that article was that mental illness is not some

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Facing our Demons of Darkness, Depression, and Mental Illness – Part 1

These days we don’t talk much about demon possession. Yes, popular horror films such as The Exorcist, with their graphic portrayals of demonic possession, do make the rounds in our culture. But most respected health professionals think that a belief

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Did Jesus ever actually say, “If you don’t believe in me you will go to hell”?

The question is: Did Jesus ever actually say, “If you don’t believe in me you will go to hell”? Short answer: No, Jesus never actually said that. He did say some things that seem to imply it, and that are

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Didn’t Jesus Say There’s No Marriage in Heaven?

Contrary to popular belief, Jesus did not say that there’s no marriage in heaven. What he did say is that people who achieve eternal life don’t get married in the afterlife. There’s a big difference! Further, marriage in Jesus’ day

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A Star in the East

For a video reading of this article on YouTube, click here. Matthew 2:1–12 After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the time of King Herod, wise men from the east came to Jerusalem and asked, “Where is the

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