Archive for November 2019

#STRask - November 28, 2019

Questions about reasons to think the account of the woman caught in adultery is true, the distinction between biblical reliability and inerrancy, and people’s success with “listening prayer.”

  • What reason is there to think that the account of the woman caught in adultery actually happened?

  • What is the distinction between reliability and inerrancy?

  • What should we make of people having success with “listening prayer”?

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#STRask - November 25, 2019

Questions about the meaning of the details of the Old Covenant sacrificial system, whether a Christian who struggles with sexual sin until he dies is condemned, and whether God can change the past.

  • What are we to make of all the details of offering sacrifices in the Old Covenant?

  • If a Christian continues to struggle with a habitual sexual sin until he dies, is he condemned?

  • Can God change the past?

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#STRask - November 21, 2019

Questions about how we should interpret Romans 13:1 in today’s society, whether Christians should object to working seven days a week, and responding to a company policy of using the “Platinum Rule.”

  • In today’s world of legal abortions, legalization of marijuana, and more, how are we to interpret Romans 13:1?

  • Should Christians speak up if their employer mandates working seven days a week?

  • What’s a good way to respond to my company’s desire to use the “Platinum Rule” in the workplace?

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#STRask - November 18, 2019

Questions about whether the good works of unbelievers please God, answering children about whether relatives are going to Heaven, and trusting in God though we can’t see Him.

  • If it’s impossible to please God without faith, is God angry with the good works of unbelievers?

  • How would you answer your kids when they ask if non-Christian relatives are going to Heaven?

  • How would you respond to a child who says it’s hard trusting in God since we can’t see or feel Him?

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#STRask - November 14, 2019

Alan fills in for Greg and answers questions about the image of God in the mentally disabled, the drawbacks of a homosexual lifestyle, and how to pray for a family member who says she’s bisexual.

  • In what way should I understand and communicate to others that people with profound mental disabilities still retain the full “imago Dei”?

  • Do you know of any resources that explain the drawbacks of living a homosexual lifestyle?

  • How would you pray for a family member who says she is bisexual?

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#STRask - November 11, 2019

Alan fills in for Greg and answers questions about ethical objections to a woman giving birth to her sister’s embryo and whether women should be required to see an ultrasound before an abortion.

  • Are there ethical objections to my daughter carrying my other daughter’s embryo to term?

  • Do you think ultrasounds before an abortion should be mandated?

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#STRask - November 7, 2019

Questions about responding to a skeptic who doesn’t know what would convince him, whether the statistics supporting intelligent design are only subjectively significant, how an omniscient God could have a relationship with creatures, and whether it’s biblical to fast for guidance from the Lord.

  • How should we respond to a skeptic who says he’s not sure what would convince him but God knows?

  • How would you respond to someone who claims the statistics used to support intelligent design are only subjectively significant?

  • How can an omniscient God have a satisfying personal relationship with His creatures if He already knows their end from their beginning?

  • Is it biblical to fast in order to get guidance from the Lord about my next career move?

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#STRask - November 4, 2019

Questions about how we should understand the rebuke of the churches for eating meat offered to idols in Revelation 2 in light of 1 Corinthians 8 and resources to help map out the Bible for purposes of memorizing passages.

  • How should we understand the rebuke of the churches in Revelation 2 regarding eating meat offered to idols in light of 1 Corinthians 8?

  • Can you recommend any resources to help me map out the Bible to assist with Bible memorization?

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