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1 John 1:9 and Rewards

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(By Mark Fontecchio)

Question: Does 1 John 1:9 lead us as believers to be in a constant state of confession? If we fail to confess our sins, how does this interact with our future rewards in Heaven? Can our failure to confess our sins negate our future rewards?
Answer: There are several ...

Am I Violating 1 Corinthians 11?

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(By Ryan Cafferty)

Question: I wear a hair system for male pattern baldness. Am I violating 1 Corinthians 11?
Answer: The concept of head coverings has been controversial for Christians since the first century. Paul’s brief discussion on this topic in 1 Corinthians 11 has been at the center ...

Can You Clarify the Meaning of Matthew 16:19?

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(By Mark Fontecchio)

Question: Can you clarify the meaning of Matthew 16:19? In specific, how does this relate to the Kingdom of Christ?
Answer: Before we can answer this question, let us make sure we understand the context. Jesus was directly addressing Peter, and had just made His famous ...

Did Peter Write Hebrews?

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(By Mark Fontecchio)

Question: Is it possible that Peter wrote Hebrews?
Answer: Let’s ask the question a different way, “Who wrote Hebrews?” Quite often, people assume it was the Apostle Paul. This, itself, is unlikely. It is quite notable that the language of Hebrews is vastly different from ...

How Does James 2:14-26 Impact Our Faith?

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(By Mark Fontecchio)

Question: How does James 2:14-26 impact our faith?
Answer: “It is therefore faith alone which justifies, and yet the faith which justifies is not alone.” These words came from John Calvin in 1547 as he responded to Canon 11 of the sixth session of the Council of Trent....

How many languages in Genesis 10?

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(By Ryan Cafferty)

Question: Genesis 10:5 says, "From these the coastland peoples of the Gentiles were separated into their lands, everyone according to his language, according to their families, into their nations."
Genesis 11:1 says, "Now the whole earth had one language and one ...

Is There an Unpardonable Sin?

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(By Mark Fontecchio)

Question: Is there anything a person can do, or is there a sin they can commit, to irrevocably and irreparably condemn them to Hell - such as blasphemy, taking the mark, worshipping the enemy, or selling their soul?
Answer: Did you know that the Bible actually speaks ...

What does Job 5:7 Mean?

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(By Ryan Cafferty)

Question: Job 5:7 states, "Yet man is born to trouble, as the sparks fly upward." What does this mean?
Answer: Every person is born into this world with a corrupted nature. This is unavoidable due to the sin of our first parents, Adam and Eve (Gen. 3). Through Adam’s sin, ...

What is John Warning About in 2 John 8?

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(By Mark Fontecchio)

Question: What is John warning about in 2 John 8?
Answer: Your greatest contribution to the Kingdom of God could be found in the lives of the people you disciple for Christ. This idea is present in the text of 2 John 8. In this brief statement we also have one of the ...

What is Wrong with the Reformed View of the Warning Passages in Hebrews?

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(By Mark Fontecchio)

Question: What is wrong with the Reformed view of the warning passages in Hebrews?
Answer: Properly understood, the book of Hebrews can cause believers to move on towards a life that brings glory to Christ and rewards to individuals in the coming Kingdom. Improperly ...

What was the Purpose of Fasting in Zechariah 7?

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(By Mark Fontecchio)

Question: What was the purpose of fasting in Zechariah 7?
Answer: The evening meal is an important part of our family life. But there are times with an active family life (three kids with my wife and I both working) that this evening meal gets delayed or missed altogether ...

Why did Rome Destroy the Temple in 70 AD? Did this Fulfill the Book of Revelation?

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(By Ryan Cafferty)

Question: Why did Rome destroy the Temple in 70 AD? Did this fulfill the book of Revelation?
Answer: When answering any historical or theological question like this, we should always look to the Bible first to see what God has said, if anything, about the subject in ...