Kill and Eat

by Terry Wane Benton Peter’s Vision Acts 10:9-12 In Acts 10 Peter was told by God in a vision to kill and eat the animals, and there was a wide assortment, some of which God had forbidden to the Jews under the Old covenant. God explained that those unclean animals (off-limits to the Jews before)…

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Are there different gospels?

Question: Hello, I have been seeing more and more about the Kingdom Gospel vs the Gospel of Grace. Dispensationalism is becoming very popular on YouTube, and people are actually turning toward this teaching. I have seen comments that the churches of Christ intertwine the kingdom gospel and the grace gospel. Basically, they are saying that…

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I think Paul changed his mind as he got older

Question: I note that you comment a lot from Apostle Paul’s epistles, but the apostle Paul changes his mind on subjects as he ages.  Food for one.  I understand that he didn’t want to put a burden on the Gentiles, especially when literacy rates were probably so low in that era.  Now, literacy is high…

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Why don’t we use Yeshua instead of Jesus?

Question: Someone asked me why Yeshua, which is believed to be the real name of Christ, is never used today because of the English translation. Jesus is believed to be a corruption of Yeshua. What is your view on this? Answer: We use “Jesus” because that is the English transliteration of the Greek spelling of…

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Was the term “Christian” originally a derogatory reference?

Question: By your teaching the disciples were first called “Christians” at Antioch of Syria, which is true; however, who at Antioch was calling them this term and why? It was a derogatory term toward them, my friend. Then again by King Agrippa, another pagan. Then one other time this name is mentioned by Peter only…

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Can Messianic Jews go to heaven?

Question: Can Messianic Jews go to heaven? Answer: The question is can anyone go to heaven while denying portions of God’s teachings that they disagree with.  Since Jesus said we must do all that he commanded, the answer would be no. “And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to…

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If Christ put us under one law, why wasn’t it the Law of Moses?

Question: From your web page Do Jews and Christians both follow the teachings of the Old Testament?: “This law ended with the death of Jesus Christ, allowing both Jews and Gentiles to come under one new law.” So there is one law, right? Why does a huge part of the Old Testament say to Israel that…

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Are the kingdom of heaven and the kingdom of God different?

Question: In the article entitled “The Church Is the Kingdom”, it is proposed that the kingdom and the Church are the same.  I agree that the kingdom “of God” is the church, but I assume you would also assert that the Church and the kingdom “of Heaven” are the same thing also.  If that is…

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