Posts with the tag “bible-questions-and-answers”
What Is the "Greater Sin"?
by Patrick Swayne on February 16th, 2024
While standing before Pilate, Jesus said, “The one who delivered Me to you has the greater sin” (John 19:11). What does "the greater sin" mean? Does this statement imply that there are big sins and little sins? Let's see what the Bible says.
Does God Directly Communicate with People Today?
by Patrick Swayne on August 12th, 2023
Some claim that God directly communicates today apart from the Bible through feelings, circumstances, or perhaps even through dreams or an audible voice. What does the Bible teach on this subject?
Does the Bible Prescribe Alcohol for Mental Health? (An Examination of Proverbs 31:6)
by Patrick Swayne on June 22nd, 2023
Proverbs 31:6 is frequently used as a proof text for those trying to demonstrate a positive view of alcohol from Scripture. is that really how God intended for it to be used? Let's put the verse back in its context and reflect upon its meaning.
Go Back Further: An Appeal Regarding a Recent Controversy over Women’s Roles in the Church
by Patrick Swayne on June 16th, 2023
Rick Warren, a well-known denominational church leader, recently proposed that we should "go back to the first century" to discover "the church at its best." In his church though, there are "women pastors" who teach the assembled church. How did his church establish this practice, and is it really what the first century church did?
Can Church Funds Be Used for Those Who Aren't Members of the Church?
by Patrick Swayne on November 5th, 2022
For today's Q&A, someone has asked if 1 Corinthians 16:1-4 requires congregations to only use the funds they gather to help those who are already Christians. Let's open our Bibles and study!
Q&A: What Is the Difference Between the Priesthoods of the Old and New Testaments?
by Patrick Swayne on September 2nd, 2022
Someone reached out to us here at TFTW wanting to know the difference between the priesthoods of the Old and New Testaments. Do you know the difference? Let's open our Bibles and find out!