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20 Most Frequently Asked Bible Questions (Topics)

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20 Most Frequently Asked Bible Questions (Topics)
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Below are the top 20 topics we are asked the most questions about every year. Within each topic you will find links to questions and answers in that topic area. Third Millennium has additional topics and answers in the Knowledge Database.

1. Sex


Same Sex Love?
Is Oral Sex a Sin?
Fornication
Unnatural Acts
Sexual Fantasy and Masturbation
Self Abuse?
Homosexuality or Inhospitality? - Genesis 19:5-8
Making Out
Contraception
Biblical Rape?
Prostitutes and Marriage Beds
Metaphorical or Sexual
Practicing Homosexuals Can Go to Heaven

2. Marriage and Divorce

Is Genesis 1:28 a blessing or command?
Marriage vs. Celibacy
Moses and Divorce
Adultery and Divorce
Divorce and Adultery
Can I Divorce and Remarry?
Divorce and Remarriage Revisited
Divorce and Remarriage
Marriage, Divorce, Children, and Heresy?
May a Believer Initiate Divorce and Remarry?
Emotional Adultery
Was I Married? Am I Divorced?
Marrying Unbelievers
Unequally Yoked
Warm Fuzzies
How is a Christian to deal with a spouse who has no interest in sex?
Voyeurism
Mate or Mission?
Intermarriage or Idolatry?
Kissing Cousins
No Kids for Me!
Holy Children of Unbelievers
Marriage in Heaven?
Testing of Chastity - Numbers 5:13-22 and Deuteronomy 22:13-21
Paul's opinion and Inspiration - 1 Corinthians 7:12
Polygamy OK?

3. Violence, Suicide, and Death


Is Abortion Murder?
When a Baby Dies
Disobeying Government Authority - Exodus 1:15-21
Is Assassination Ethical?
Violent Resistance
Violence in Old Testament
Violence in Old Testament II
Non-Violent Resistance to Evil
Suicide in Scripture
Suicide
Suicide Mortal Sin?
Suicide and the Sovereignty of God
Which version of King Saul's death is correct? Praising Jael for Murder? - Judges 5:24
Children and Sin
Capital Punishment
Does the death penalty deter crime?
Just War

4. Salvation and Once Saved Always Saved (perseverance of the saints)

Who is Jesus?
Christ's Blood
The Cross - Sufficient or Lacking - Colossians 1:24
Losing Your Salvation
Backsliding Christians
Unforgivable Sin
Why Choose Me?
Are Children Saved?
Make your calling and election sure - 2 Peter 1:10
Assurance and Election
Preaching the Gospel to the Church
Did Old Testament Gentile believers have to become Jews in order to be saved?
Purgatory vs. New Birth
Condemning Those who Haven't Heard
Since demons believe in God (Jam. 2:19), why aren't they saved?
Old Testament Women and Salvation
Righteous Scarcely Saved
Baptism, Salvation
Can you be saved and still follow a false teacher?
Was Ishmael Lost or Saved?
Trick vs. Free Offer
Salvation before Christ
One Way
Jesus In My Heart
Can we Regenerate Ourselves By Loving Others? John 13:34-35
Dead People Believing - Ephesians 2:1
Practicing Homosexuals Can Go to Heaven
Lest They Be Forgiven
Dishonest Jesus
Murderers in Heaven
Loss of Salvation in Revelation
Simon Magus
Purgatory
Blasphemy of the Holy Spirit
Sin that Leads to Death
Jesus Came to Save the Unbelievers?
Knock, Knock
Salvation for the Mentally Handicapped
Regeneration and the Spirit
Unborn and Heaven
Puritan Quotes on Salvation
Israel's Fate
Israel's Election Conditional?
Jews and The Only Savior
Regeneration, Faith and Drawing
Lead Someone to Christ
Redemption

5. Woman in ministry and leadership

Gender Roles
Is God a Misogynist?
Women Pastors
Women's Issues
Women in Authority
Women in Secular Leadership
Sacred and Secular Leadership
Elizabeth and Mary as Prophetesses
Men not in Leadership
Adam and Us
Women and the Lord's Supper
Women Should Remain Silent?
Old Testament Women and Salvation
Circumcision and Women
The Daughters of Zelophehad
Applying the Creation Order
Male and Female Authority
Christian Women That Made a Difference
PCA Deaconate
Unmarried Women Speaking in Church
Are You My Mother?

6. Covenant

What Are the Major Covenants in the Bible?
Ancient Near-Eastern Covenant Distinctions
What Is Covenant Theology?
Teaching Covenant
The Re-newed or New Covenant?
The Abrahamic Covenant
Who's Holy?
Why did Israel honor their contract with the Gibeonites? - Joshua 9:1
Jephthah and Sinful Vows
3 Covenant Groups
Covenants, Vows, Promises and a False Gospel?
Conditional and Unconditional Covenants
Covenant Cutoff
Breaking the New Covenant
Covenant of Redemption
What is the Covenant of Grace?
Unbelievers in Covenant
New Covenant Vassal Treaty

7. Animals and Pets


Life of an Eagle
Sacrifice or no sacrifice - Psalm 40:6; 51:16; Isaiah 1:11-15; Jeremiah 6:20 and Hosea 6:6
Animals of the Ark
Animal Sacrifice
All Dogs Go to Heaven?
Man and Animals Equal?
Behemoth in Job When is a bat a bird? Leviticus 11:13-19

8. Catholics



Calivinism vs. Roman Catholicism
Can Catholics be Saved?
Methodists and Roman Catholics
Pre-Apostolic Succession ???
Apostolic Succession?
Which is the True Church?
Southern Baptist Catholics?
Historical Purgatory and Prayers for the Dead
Purgatory
Purgatory vs. New Birth
Prayers for the Dead

9. Reprobation and Hell



What is Reprobation?
Double Predestination
God's Love, Hell, and Evil
What is Annihilationism?
Different Levels of Hell
Descending into Hell
Was Heaven prepared in eternity, or not? Matthew 25:34 - John 14:2-3
The Intermediate State

10. Holy Spirit and Spiritual Gifts

Seconds, Please!
Have the Gifts of the Spirit Ceased?
The Perfect
The Holy Spirit in the Old and New Testaments
Holy Spirit", Not "Holy Person"
Regeneration and the Spirit
Slain In The Spirit
All Nine Gifts?
Why Do Christians Need Doctors?
Coveting Gifts - 1 Corinthians 12:31
Is it possible for God to take away all sense of His presence for a true Christian?
Blasphemy of the Holy Spirit
Blasphemy or Superstition?
Unspoken Blasphemy?

11. Creation and the age of the earth



By faith we understand - Hebrews 11:3

Young Earth vs. Old Earth
Elapsed Time between Verses
Ending the Evolution Debate
Evolution and the Bible
Chronology in the Creation Account
Plants, Shrubs, Rain, and Chronology in the Creation Accounts
Does the earth abide forever?
The Age of Man
The Effects of Darwinism

12. End Times, Last Days, and Heaven

Outline of the Book of Revelation
Will the world end today?
Millennial Views
Rapture, Millennium, Wrath
Heaven is For Real
God and the destruction of the world? - Genesis 8:21 and 2 Peter 3:10
Tolerating Millennial Views
Millennium and Unity
What is the purpose of the millennium?
Tribulation and the Antichrist
144,000 People
Evil and the Binding of Satan
Mark of the Beast
Recognition in Heaven
Literal Interpretation
Resurrected Bodies
Soul Sleep Historicism and the End Times
Tears in Heaven
Amillennialism and the Jews
Frozen Chosen, Left Behind
Anti-Christ a Human?
Does the earth abide forever?
Amillennialism in the Early Church

13. Baptism


Is Re-Baptism biblical?
Explaining Baptism in Children's Language
Infant Baptism
Baptism and Circumcision in Acts 15
Can I baptize my child - myself?
Covenant and Presumptive Regeneration
Covenant Cutoff
Who's Holy?
Did Jesus and Paul disagree on baptism? - Mathew 28:19 and 1 Corinthians 1:17
Calvin, Salvation, Baptism
Baptism vs. Dedication
Sacraments, not Just Signs
Baptism as a Seal?
Grudem on Baptism: Meaning and Mode

14. Alcohol, Tobacco, Tattoos and Gambling



Drinking Alcohol
Smoking
Tattoos
Gambling

15. The Trinity



What is the Trinity?
The Trinity or the Truth?
Does the Doctrine of the Trinity Matter?
Trinity and Jesus' Omniscience
Presupposing the Trinity
Equality in the Godhead

16. Election, Providence, and Sovereignty



Will all mankind eventually be saved?
Make your calling and election sure - 2 Peter 1:10
Election vs. Predestination
A Love-Hate Thing
Matthew and Molinism (Middle Knowledge)
What is a good definition of the elect?
Mark of Election
Conditional Election
Does God Use Evil to Accomplish His Purposes?
Evil, Free-Will, Predestination
Double Predestination
Why Not Choose Everybody?
Predestination vs. Prayer
God Loves Pagans Too
Arminians and God's Desires
Election vs. Predestination: Calvinism vs. Arminianism
Puritan Quotes on Providence
Providence and Decrees
Does God Love Everybody #2

17. Scripture, Alleged Errors and Difficulties

Tolle Lege Take Up and Read!
Errors in the Bible
Continuing Revelation
Missing Verses?
Inerrancy and Canonicity
Apocryphal Accounts
More Inaccuracies and Mosaic Authorship
Reliability of the Biblical Documents
More Historical Inaccuracies In The Bible
Matthew 27:9-10 - the Jeremiah / Zechariah Connection
Bible Versions
Textus Rejectus
KJV Wimps?
Is the NIV a good translation?
Is the Bible Our Only Foundation?
Inspiration and Accuracy
Visions, Dreams and the Bible's Credibility

18. Atheism

Philosophical Quotes to Ponder on Atheism
Puritan Quotes on Atheism
Truth and Actions
Did God Create Evil?
The Transcendence of God - Isaiah 40:25
What is truth?
Things God Can't Do?
What is the Cosmological Argument?
Presuppositional Exclusivism
"Where are You" and God's omniscience
Bible and Apologetics

19. Mormonism

The Mormon Plan of Salvation
The Bible vs. The Book of Mormon
Is Mormonism a cult?
The Mormon View of their god
The Fictitious Mormon Jesus
Mormonism and Celestial Marriage
The Mormon Plan of Salvation

20. Islam



Christianity and Islam Contrasted
50 Reasons Jesus Came to Die?
Jesus a False Prophet? - Deuteronomy 13:5
Muhammad a Prophet like Moses? - Deuteronomy 18:18-19
Jesus was not cursed? - Deuteronomy 21:22-23
Journey to Mecca? - Psalm 84:6
Islam and LORD, Lord? - Psalms 110:1
Muhammad and Machmaddim? - Song of Songs 5:16
Jesse and Ishmael? - Isaiah 11:1-2
The coming of Mohammed? - Isaiah 21:7
Muhammad and Jerusalem's Judgment? Isaiah 29:12
Jesus or Muhammad the Messenger? - Isaiah 42
Prophet of Peace? - Jeremiah 28:9
Islam and Jesus' Sacrifice? - Hosea 6:6
Does Habakkuk predict the Prophet Mohammed? - Habakkuk 3:3
Muhammad and the Baptism of Jesus? - Matthew 3:11
Peacemakers and Islam - Matthew 5:9
Jesus, Jonah, and Islam? - Matthew 12:40
Jesus Only for the Jews? - Matthew 15:24
Praying in a Prostrate Position? - Matthew 26:39
Not my will be done and Islam? - Luke 22:41-42
Islam and Jesus resurrection body? - Luke 24:39
Muhammad and the Holy Spirit? - John 14:16-17
Touch Me Not? - John 20:17
Jesus, The Son of David and Islam? - Acts 2:30
Are Mormonism and Islam similar in any way(s)?

Answer by Joseph R. Nally

Dr. Joseph R. Nally, D.D., M.Div. is the Theological Editor at Third Millennium Ministries (IIIM).