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Matthew 27:3-5 BDC: What was it that Judas Iscariot regretted? Could he have been saved?

Matthew 37:3–5 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) Judas Hangs Himself 3 Then when Judas, the one who had betrayed him, saw that he had been condemned, he regretted what he had done and returned the thirty silver coins[1] to the... Continue Reading →

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John 1:18 BDC: Is It True That No One Has Seen God At Any Time?

John 1:18 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 18 No one has seen God at any time; the only begotten god[1] who is in the bosom of the Father,[2] that one has made him fully known. Critic: The critic would point out that John... Continue Reading →

Jude 1:9 BDC: Who Is Michael the Archangel?

Archangel: (Gr. archangelos) Michael is the only spirit named as an archangel in the Bible. Nevertheless, some Bible scholars believe that ‘it is possible that there are other’ archangels. However, the prefix “arch,” meaning “chief” or “principal,” indicates that there... Continue Reading →

Matthew 2:6 BDC: Has Matthew distorted Micah 5:2 significantly altering its meaning by supposedly misquoting it?

Matthew 2:6 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 6 ‘And you, Bethlehem, land of Judah, are by no means least among the leaders[1] of Judah, for out of you will go out a ruler who will shepherd my people Israel.’”[2] Micah 5:2 Updated... Continue Reading →

Matthew 1:9 BDC: Was Matthew mistaken when it came to the father of Jotham?

Matthew 1:9 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 9 and Uzziah became the father of Jotham, and Jotham became the father of Ahaz, and Ahaz became the father of Hezekiah, The Bible tells us in 2 Kings 15:1-7 that the father of... Continue Reading →

Matthew 2:2 BDC: Astrology is condemned in God’s Word, so why use a star to guide the Magi (astrologers) to the birth of Jesus Christ?

Matthew 2:2 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 2 “Where is he who has been born King of the Jews? For we saw his star in the east and have come to do him homage.”[1] Astrology is the study of the movements and relative... Continue Reading →

James 1:13-15 BDC: WHAT IS THE BIBLE’s VIEW? Is God Trying You with Evil?

James 1:13-15 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 13 Let no one say when he is tempted, “I am being tempted by God,” for God cannot be tempted[1] with evil,[2] and he himself tempts no one. 14 But each one is tempted when... Continue Reading →

James 5:12 BDC: Is oath-taking forbidden or blessed?

James 5:12 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 12 But above all, my brothers, do not swear, either by heaven or by earth or by any other oath, but let your “yes” be yes and your “no” be no,[1] so that you... 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 →

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