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-The First Tithe?

Q:  Who was the first person to give tithes to God?  -Nathan H A:  Abraham. From the very beginning, Adam and his family gave offerings to God (Gen. 4:3-5). However, the first mention of a tenth or a tithe being given is found in Gen. 14:18-20. Abraham had just won a great battle against some […]

-Were There Really Four Wisemen?

Q:  Were there really four wisemen? Where in the bible can I find the info? A:  The Story of the Wisemen is found in Matthew 2:1-12. Notice that the Bible really doesn’t tell us how many there were, only that they brought three different gifts—gold, frankincense, and myrrh. It was an early Christian tradition that […]

-Easter Question: Did Jesus Really Rise from the Dead?

Here’s a great article by William Lane Craig, professor of philosophy at Talbot School of Theology in La Mirada, California. He looks at the facts concerning the resurrection of Jesus–a timely pursuit for the Easter season: "To answer the question of Jesus’ resurrection from a historical standpoint, we must first determine what facts concerning the […]

-What About Tattoos?

Q:  Leviticus 19:28 prohibits wearing tattoos, yet there are many Christians who seem to have them including a pastor and several musicians I know. Why are they violating the Bible teaching? “You shall not make any cuts in your body for the dead nor make any tattoo marks on yourselves: I am the LORD.” Leviticus […]

-Re: The Wisemen and the First Christmas

(This is a reprint from December 2006) A Good Question For The Christmas Season: Q: Did the three Wisemen really visit baby Jesus in the stable on Christmas? Some say that they didn’t show up till later. A: Matthew 2:1-12 contains the answers. First, it is clear from the text the ‘Magi’ were still in […]

Should Christians Use the Name ‘Allah’ for God?

Q: Recently a Bishop in Europe suggested that we should use the name Allah instead of God to foster better relations between Christians and Muslims. What do you think? A: A link to the original news article your are referring to and my initial response is posted on my main page. My answer is no, […]