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Matthew 12:40 BDC: How many days was Jesus in the tomb?

Some argue for three days, based on Jesus’ words, Matthew 12:40 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 40 For just as Jonah was three days and three nights in the belly of the great fish, so will the Son of Man... Continue Reading →

Matthew 4:1 BDC: How do we reconcile that Jesus is being led “to be” tempted by the Spirit?

Matthew 4:1 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 1 Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted (Gr, peirazo)[1] by the devil. The Father does not tempt us, but he does allow us to go through temptations. As... Continue Reading →

Matthew 2:1 BDC: When was Jesus born?

Bible Archaeology (2005) by Hoerth and McRay offers a date that is accepted by most Bible scholars, when they write, “It can be known that he [Jesus] was born before 4 B.C.” How do they come up with that date?... Continue Reading →

Matthew 1:18 BDC: Mary was a descendant of Adam and an imperfect sinner. Therefore, how could Jesus, Mary’s firstborn be perfect and free from sin in his physical body?

The apostle Paul tells us in Galatians 4:4 that the Father “sent forth his Son, born of a woman.” How did the laws of heredity work with this union of perfection (the life of the Son) with imperfection (the ovum... Continue Reading →

Dealing With Bible Difficulties

By R. A. Torrey Updated By Edward D. Andrews   Honestly Whenever you find a difficulty in the Bible frankly, acknowledge it. Do not try to obscure it. Do not try to dodge it. Look it square in the face.... Continue Reading →

View of Bible Difficulties

By R. A. Torrey Updated By Edward D. Andrews Every careful student and every thoughtful reader of the Bible finds that the words of the Apostle Peter concerning the Scriptures, that there are some things in them hard to be... Continue Reading →

COLOSSIANS 3:22 BDC: Did Paul’s Words Not Support Slavery?

Colossians 3:22 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 22 Slaves, obey in all things them who are your masters according to the flesh; not with eye-service, as men-pleasers, but in sincerity of heart, fearing the Lord: Clearly, the apostle Paul did not... Continue Reading →

COLOSSIANS 2:8 BDC: Is it wrong for Christians to study “philosophy”?

Colossians 2:8 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 8 See to it that no one takes you captive through philosophy[1] and empty deception, according to the tradition of men, according to the elementary things of the world and not according to Christ.... Continue Reading →

PHILIPPIANS 4:5 – How could Paul say, “the Lord is at hand” or “near” when it has been 2,000 years now and no second coming?

In the first-century, some Christians waited seventy years for Christ’s return, staying awake spiritually as though it were tomorrow every day. Hundreds of millions of Christians have done that every decade of the last 2,000 years. At the time of... Continue Reading →

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