Who Was Goliath In The Bible?

by Jack Wellman
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You’ve probably read the account of David and Goliath but who was Goliath? Goliath and the Philistines We are first introduced to Goliath when Saul is king over Israel as “the Philistines gathered their armies for battle. And they were gathered at Socoh, which belongs to Judah, and encamped between Socoh and Azekah, in Ephes-dammim. […]

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What Does The Bible Say About Piercings?

by Jack Wellman
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Does the Bible say anything about body piercing? If so, do these verses apply to us today? Come out of Her When a person puts their trust in Christ, after having been brought to repentance by God, they are commanded to come out of the present, evil world. We understand that we have to live […]

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What Does The Bible Say About Drugs?

by Jack Wellman
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What does the Bible say about drugs? Is it silent or is there some command to avoid abusing drugs? Alcohol The Bible allows for alcohol, but not for drunkenness. That’s very clear in the Old Testament and the New Testament, but there is a vast difference between drinking and getting drunk. For one thing, if […]

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What Does the Bible Say About Widows and Orphans?

by Dr. Michael L. Williams
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A sad fact of life is that there are many widows and orphans in the world. In some countries, they are well cared for. In others, they are left to fend for themselves. However, what many people do not realize is that Christians are called to have an active role in providing for widows and […]

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Great Bible Verses and Advice for Counseling About Grief

by Dr. Michael L. Williams
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Grief is an emotion that everyone experiences at least once in their life. For some, it may be the loss of a loved one. For others, it may be the loss of a job or break up of a relationship. Every person deals with grief in their own way. Yet, the Bible provides us with […]

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Does The Bible Command A Rape Victim To Marry Their Rapist?

by Jack Wellman
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Does the Bible actually command a rape victim to marry their rapist? Is this what the Bible teaches? The Commandments God gave us the Ten Commandments, not to take away from the pleasures of life, but to give us the very best of life. It’s not so much, “Don’t do this and don’t do that” […]

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Did James Believe In Salvation Through Works?

by Jack Wellman
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Was James teaching about works contrary to the doctrine of being saved apart from works? Salvation by Grace through Faith The truth is most of the world’s religions require you to do things, in particular some amount of “good works” in order to be saved or be reincarnated as something higher and even to enter […]

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What Does The Olive Tree or Olive Branch Symbolize In The Bible?

by Jack Wellman
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What does the Bible say the olive tree or olive branch symbolizes? The Olive Branch The olive branch has been a symbol for a very long time and not just for those in the Bible. In the fifth century BC the Greeks were already using it for a symbol of peace. In biblical accounts, extending […]

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What Does The Bible Say About Martyrs?

by Jack Wellman
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A martyr is someone who has publicly expressed their faith in God and refuses to denounce their faith, even in the face of death.  The word itself simply means “a witness” but in time, since so many witnesses were murdered for their faith, martyr became a synonym for a witness. The First Martyr Stephen, a […]

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Who Were The Midianites In The Bible?

by Jack Wellman
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Who were the Midianites in the Bible?  Where did they come from? The Midianites The Midianites are the descendants of Midian, just as it says in Genesis 25:1-3 where it was written, “Abraham took another wife, whose name was Keturah.  She bore him Zimran, Jokshan, Medan, Midian, Ishbak, and Shuah.  Jokshan fathered Sheba and Dedan. […]

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