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NT Bible Difficulties

Jude 1:14 BDC: Why is Jude here quoting from the uninspired Book of Enoch as though it were Inspired?

The book of Enoch is non-Biblical and pseudepigraphical (what we have today is not written by Enoch). The oldest portions of the text are estimated to date from about 300 B.C.E. The book of Jude was penned by Jesus’ half-brother... Continue Reading →

The Bible’s View: How Can Blasphemy Be Forgiven?

On one occasion JESUS CHRIST told certain Pharisees: “Therefore I say to you, any sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven people, but blasphemy [abusive speech; slander; impious word] against the Spirit shall not be forgiven. And whoever speaks a word against... Continue Reading →

What Does the Bible Really Teach about God Changing His Mind?

The Bible says of God, “... with whom there is no variation or shifting shadow.” And reassuringly, God himself said: “For I, Jehovah, do not change” (James 1:17; Malachi 3:6, UASV) We have all met humans that are hard to... Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

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