Who were raised at Christ’s death and where did they go?

Question: Matthew 27:52-53 says “And the graves were opened, and many bodies of the saints which slept arose, And came out of the graves after his resurrection, and went into the holy city, and appeared unto many.” I have a friend who, based on this, believes all the Old Testament saints were raised at this…

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Lessons from Matthew

by Raymond Warfel, Jr. of Palestine, IL April 8-13, 2018 My Beloved Children (I John) Mankind Is My Business Christianity Concentrate (Matthew 5-7) Compassion (Matthew 9) This Isn’t What I Expected (Matthew 11) Does Jesus Offend You? (Matthew 15) Faith in God’s Man and Method (Matthew 16-19) Truly Great Commitment (Matthew 20)

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Your site is one of my favorites

Question: Hello, I just had to thank you again for your site. I consider it a favorite. I loved your article on Matthew 24. I think it is right on. I am in what you might call an institutional church of Christ. Thanks again. Answer: I’m glad you are finding the material useful in your studies.

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What does Jesus mean by “either in this age or in the age to come”?

Question: In Matthew 12:32 what does the phrase “either in this age or in the age to come” mean? Why in this age? Answer: Biblical history can be viewed as divided into three ages (long, indeterminate periods of time). Patriarchal Age – This was the time when the head of the family (the patriarch) was…

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Why is the last phrase in Matthew 19:9 missing in some translations?

Question: In Matthew 19:9, I can’t find the phrase “and whoever marries her who is divorced commits adultery” in my translation. Answer: “And I say to you, whoever divorces his wife, except for sexual immorality, and marries another, commits adultery; and whoever marries her who is divorced commits adultery” (Matthew 19:9 NKJV). “And I say…

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Is there no proof who really wrote the four gospels?

Question: What evidence do we have that the four gospels were written by Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John? I hear a lot of people saying they were anonymous, and we have no proof they were written by the people whose names are given to them. Answer: To claim there is no evidence would require setting terms on…

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