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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 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 ...

Does Authorship of 2 Peter Matter?

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(By Mark Fontecchio)

Question: I have heard that there are some stylistic differences between 1 and 2 Peter. I agree that 2 Peter is authentic and was written by Peter, but does it really matter?
Answer: A chain is only as strong as its weakest link. Regarding the Word of God, it is suggested ...

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. ...

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 ...

Why is the Closing of the Canon an Important Issue?

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(By Mark Fontecchio)

Question: Why is the closing of the canon an important issue?
Answer: The closing of the New Testament canon is a central issue to the Christian faith. It may not seem like it, but it most certainly is. This can be illustrated for a number of reasons.
In order for a book ...

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 ...

What is Postmodernism?

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(By Mark Fontecchio)

Question: What is postmodernism?
Answer: Postmodernism is a term that describes the mindset of our current culture—a collective mindset that is markedly different from the mindset of the previous era (the modern era). We are living in the postmodern era. Postmodernism ...

Why are there Different Books in the Bible?

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(By Raymond Isbell)

Question: Why are there different books in the Bible?
Answer: This is a very good question, and one that I’m not sure anyone can answer completely.  At bottom, the Bible with its 66 books was chosen by God as His primary communication tool with man.  It is a compendium of ...

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 the Remnant Principle?

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(By Mark Fontecchio)

Question: What is the remnant principle?
Answer: The remnant principle, as seen in Scripture, is that historically God moves in the minority. This can be seen all the way back with Noah, in Genesis 6–7. Noah and his family survived, but everyone else perished. Genesis ...

Why should we study prophecy when no one seems to agree on it?

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(By Mark Fontecchio)

Question: Why should we study prophecy when no one seems to agree on it?
Answer: Unfortunately, many Christians shun Bible prophecy because of the assumed controversy that surrounds it. Prophecy is relegated to a secondary doctrine, which is seen as not essential to ...

Is the Rapture before the Tribulation?

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(By Mark Fontecchio)

Question: Can we know with certainty that the Rapture of the Church is before the Tribulation?
Answer: My wife and are truly blessed. We have two teenagers and a beautiful three year old little girl. The difference in age is remarkable. With our older children (both ...

Why so many Bible Translations? Why so many Denominations?

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(By Raymond Isbell)

Question: If the Bible is the only reference point for Christians, why are there so many denominations?  And why are there so many Bible translations?
Answer: This is one of those thoughtful questions that I suspect nearly all Christians have asked at one time or another.  ...

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 q ...

How do We Grow in Our Faith?

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(By Raymond Isbell)

Question: How do we grow in our faith? The Bible refers to walking by faith and renewing our minds. How do these factor in? Is there more to it?
Answer: Growing in faith is an important concept, and is an essential part of the Christian life.  Before answering “how,” I’d ...

Will People Be Able to Fly in Heaven?

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(By Mark Fontecchio)

Question: When we receive our glorified bodies will we be able to fly?
Answer: I have noticed over the years that there is a lot of confusion on this subject. I tend to think that some of this stems from the influence of the culture around us. Certainly movies and books ...