In Romans 9:13, we read that God loved Jacob but hated Esau. Some people think this means that God actively chose Jacob to go to heaven and Esau to go to hell.
The word hated
didn’t... Read More
I cut myself when I’m upset. I want to stop; is there anything that can help me?
I’m sad about your struggle with cutting. This is a painful topic and one that you may have avoided up... Read More
What’s the purpose of sex?
Of course, sex is necessary for the propagation of the race. But while we are to “be fruitful and increase in number” (Genesis 1:28), sex is not... Read More
What should I think of claims that Jesus was just a wandering philosopher who was imaginatively transformed after His death into a legendary, wonder-working “god-man”?
Some unbelieving... Read More
What, if any, is the biblical basis for the funeral customs practiced today in North America?
Some of today’s funeral customs have no clear precedent in Scripture. In ancient times, of... Read More
Is it biblical to make use of surgical sterilization and other methods of birth control?
It’s important to understand that the Bible neither advocates birth control nor condemns it.... Read More
How can I be sure of the Bible’s moral and spiritual reliability?
There are many factors that give the Bible unparalleled moral and spiritual authority. The Old and New Testaments are... Read More
If Christian core beliefs are more clearly defined in the New Testament, does this mean that the Old Testament is “less inspired”?
Early in church history a powerful movement... Read More
What can I do about the bitterness I’m feeling towards my stepchildren?
If you’ve worked hard to create a warm relationship with your stepchildren and they’ve rejected you, it’s natural... Read More
What does Buddhism teach, and how does it differ from Christianity?
Legend tells us that Buddha was a powerful young prince who gave up his earthly position and possessions in order to seek... Read More