Why do Christians think they can sin and not go to hell?

Question: Hi sir, I am Muslim, and I have some questions. Please do not ignore them. In Pakistan, where I was brought up, I had a lot of Christian friends. I use to visit their homes and I always felt comfortable with them. I have been to their churches and always stared at the beautiful…

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Is the KJV the Only True Bible Version?

by Ethan R. Longhenry via De Vibro Vitae There has been some discussion in the world today, even in the church, that there is one Bible version which is the only true version, the Authorized or King James Version. Is this so? How can we determine which Bible version is better, if any? Let us explore…

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Shouldn’t there be 12 children in Genesis 32:22?

Question: Good morning, I am working on my Bible class lesson for my Bible class tonight. While reviewing Jacob’s children up to this point in Genesis, he should have 12 children: 11 sons and 1 daughter. However, Genesis 32:22 says that Jacob sent his two wives, two maids, and 11 children across the Jabbok. I…

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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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The Origin of the King James Version

by Ethan R. Longhenry In my personal reading I have just completed two books that discuss the origins of the King James Version: In the Beginning: The Story of the King James Bible and How It Changed a Nation, a Language, and a Culture, by Alister McGrath, and God’s Secretaries: The Making of the King James Bible, by…

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Those words in italics are idle words!

Question: Dear Minister, “… there will be two in one bed …” The Greek does not have ‘men’ “Two will be grinding …” No ‘women’ in the Greek text either. “Two will be in the field …” Again, no ‘men.’ The words ‘men’ and ‘women’ have been added by Catholic and later Anglican translators because…

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Our Changing Attitude Toward the Bible

https://www.lavistachurchofchrist.org/cms/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/OurChangingAttitudeTowardTheBible.mp3 by Jeffrey W. Hamilton Text: I Peter 1:22-25   I.         A new translation of the Bible came out last month, called “As Good as New: A Radical Retelling of the Scriptures.”             A.        Actually, “translation” is not a good description of it. As my wife commented, it doesn’t even make a good paraphrase.             B.        Several examples were given…

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Did Elkanah worship once a year or several times each year?

Question: In I Samuel 1:3, Elkanah worships God in Shiloh yearly (KJV, NKJV, etc.), while in general, men are required to do this three times a year (Exodus 34:23, Deuteronomy 16:16). Is Elkanah doing less than what is required by God? I Samuel 1:3 (ASV) says from year to year; could this include more than…

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