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James 2:19 – If the demons believe in God, then why are they not saved?

James 2:19 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 19 You believe that God is one. You do well; the demons also believe, and shudder. The Bible difficulty here is that the Bible says that for one to receive salvation, they must “Believe... Continue Reading →

James 2:12 – Does the law bring liberty or bondage?

James 2:12 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 12 So speak and so act as men who are to be judged by the law of liberty. The Bible difficulty is this: James is saying that the law of God brings liberty into... Continue Reading →

Colossians 1:20 BDC: Is Paul saying that everyone will be saved here, namely, universal salvation?

Colossians 1:20 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 20 and through him to reconcile[1] all things unto himself, having made peace through the blood of his cross; through him, I say, whether things upon the earth, or things in the heavens. Universal... Continue Reading →

Philippians 3:15 BDC: Is it possible for Christians to be perfect (KJV, ASV, NASB, and UASV)?

Philippians 3:15 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 15 Let us therefore, as many as are perfect, have this attitude;[1] and if in anything you have a different attitude, God will reveal that also to you; If we are to understand... Continue Reading →

Matthew 27:51-53 Who were the “they having come out of the tombs after his [Jesus] resurrection [that] went into the holy city and appeared to many”?

Matthew 27:51-53 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 51 And look, the curtain of the temple was torn in two, from top to bottom; and the earth shook, and the rocks were split. 52 The tombs also were opened, and many bodies of the holy... Continue Reading →

Matthew 27:5 says that Judas hanged himself, while Luke at Acts 1:18 says that “falling headlong he [Judas] burst open in the middle and all his bowels gushed out.” So, which is it?

Matthew 27:5 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 5 And he threw the pieces of silver into the temple and departed; and he went away and hanged himself. Acts 1:18 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 18 (Now this man acquired a field... Continue Reading →

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 →

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