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Are Hades and Hell the Same Place? (post #1 of 2)

Paula Jarvis Garland has asked the question: “Are Hades and Hell the same place?” The short answer is, Yes, but the whole subject is one of the Bible’s most complex and far reaching. That’s why I’m splitting my answer into … Continue reading

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The Beasts at Ephesus

…I have fought with the beasts at Ephesus… (1 Corinthians 15:32, N.K.J.V.) In 1 Corinthians 15:32, the apostle Paul says that he fought with beasts at Ephesus. Some translations add the adjective “wild” to describe the beasts. But is Paul … Continue reading

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God & Evil

Malcolm Woody has asked: “If God is all good, and all knowing, and all powerful, and all loving, why is there evil in the world?” Mathew 5:48 says that God is “perfect.” 1st John 1:5 says: “…God is light and … Continue reading

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Kingdom Facts

Jesus answered, “My kingdom is not of this world. If My kingdom were of this world, My servants would fight, so that I should not be delivered to the Jews: but now My kingdom is not from here.” (John 18:36, … Continue reading

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Can Prayer Change God’s Mind?

Paula Jarvis Garland wrote: “Here’s my question: If everything is predestined, then how does prayer change things? Can our prayers cause God to change his mind?” Paula, thanks for your question. It’s actually two questions, one concerning predestination and the … Continue reading

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Be Careful About Signs

Dr. Lehman Strauss was one of the best preachers America has ever produced. Over the course of his sixty-year ministry, he successfully served in the various roles of pastor, evangelist, teacher, and commentator. He truly was a great man of … Continue reading

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Questions & Answers

I had one of my regular readers contact me on Facebook and ask if I would consider doing a Question & Answer post. So, this is that post. If any of you out there has a question that you’d like … Continue reading

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