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Can Bad People Be Saved? - Many believe you have to be good to be saved! They spend a lot of effort modifying their behavior to make it happen! Are they on the right track?

Can I Feel at Peace in Today's World? - Just listening to the evening news or reading the paper can be troubling. War, terrorism, natural disasters, and crime fill the headlines. The only way to feel at peace during such troubled times is to believe that Someone is in control.

Did Jesus Preach to the Dead? - What is the meaning of 1 Peter 3:18-19? If you look closely, you will see that it doesn't say that Jesus preached to the dead. It says that through the Holy Spirit (verse 18) He preached to the people of Noah's day.

Does God Feel My Pain? - These are many stories that show Jesus as a compassionate, caring, and loving God.

Does It Matter What I Eat? - Some say the Bible stipulates what we should and shouldn't eat. Is this true? Didn't Christ do away with the Jewish health laws?

Help, I'm a Lonely Senior Citizen - I think it's possible to be alone, yet not be overcome with loneliness. I had lunch with four widows the other day. I was a quiet observer as they shared and understood each other's feelings.

How Can I Become a Christian if My Spouse Disagrees? - This is a hard question, and the Bible is disarmingly frank about it

How Can I Come Back to God? - The good news I get to share with you is that God is waiting. You may have left Him, but He has never left you.

How Can I Control the Family TV? - Considering that most kids spend an average of four hours watching TV every day this is a serious question to discuss.

How Can I Resist Temptation? - Different temptations plague different people. One thing is certain, Satan knows your weak areas, and that's where the temptation will hit.

How Can I Witness? - The first time I tried witnessing, my three best friends turned their backs on me and walked away. I was only ten-years-old at the time. It was the Monday after I had been baptized and I couldn't wait to get to school to tell them.

How Many God's Are There? - The Old Testament refers to God as "one Lord," yet Jesus spoke of God as three persons. How many God's are there?

How Many Heavens Are There? - The Bible speaks of three heavens. The first is mentioned in Genesis 1:8 where God created the atmospheric heaven. In the King James Version it says, "And God called the firmament Heaven"

How to Find the Right Person to Marry? - With today's divorce rate at 50% in America, this is a serious question. While the Bible doesn't tell you specifically who to marry, it does provide you with traits that you should look for in a potential life partner.

Is It OK to Drink Alcohol? - There are many warnings in the Bible concerning the abuse of alcohol. These Bible illustrations suggest the dangers of alcohol consumption. In Genesis we have the stories of Noah and of Lot, both of whom seem to have had an alcohol problem.

Is the Sabbath Still Important? - Paul says, "let no one judge you in food or in drink, or regarding a festival or a new moon or sabbaths." What does he mean?

Should Women Cover Their Heads? - What about 1 Corinthians 11:3-16? What is Paul driving at? The man acknowledges Christ as his Lord and Master. The woman, while recognizing the supremacy of Christ as Lord over all, in their culture at that time in domestic life acknowledges that she is under the guidance and protection of man.

Should Women Speak in Church? - Let me share with you what I think Paul meant when he wrote what he did about women speaking in church. Though there is no evidence of women pastors in New Testament times, there is plenty of evidence in the Bible that God selected women for special ministry from time to time.

Was Jesus In the Tomb Three Days? - What do the three days and three nights of Matthew 12:40 mean? There are different understandings of this text. Some have understood it to mean that Jesus was to be in the grave three days of twelve hours and three nights of twelve hours.

What Are the Seven Last Plagues? - We read about them in Revelation 15 and 16. They are the judgments of God will send upon the wicked just before Jesus comes.

What Happens When We Die? - The Bible says death is like a sleep from which believers will be awakened at the first resurrection by Jesus the Lifegiver. Jesus called it a sleep when talking to the disciples about Lazarus (John 11:11-14).

What Internet Rules Should I Have for My Kids? - Being the mom of a teenager, I know that the dangers of the internet are a concern to many parents. Worries about MySpace, YouTube, online bullying, and pornography are valid.

What Is the Apocrypha? - The Apocrypha is a collection of writings found in the Septuagint and the Latin Vulgate but not included in the Hebrew canon of Scripture and not accepted by Protestants as inspired writings.

What Is the Unpardonable Sin? - When Jesus spoke about the "unpardonable sin" He was rebuking the Pharisees who persisted in shutting their ears to the whispers of the Holy Spirit to their hearts.

Where Did the Bible Come From? - The Bible was written by many men over a long period of time. Although centuries old, the Bible continues to transform people's lives and remains the amazing book ever published.

Which Day Is the Sabbath? - Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy. Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is a Sabbath to the Lord your God. On it you shall not do any work, neither you, nor your son or daughter, nor your manservant or maidservant, nor your animals, nor the alien within your gates.

Who Are the 144,000? - They are only mentioned in Revelation 7:4-8 and Revelation 14:1-5. Are these literal numbers, or is the number symbolic of the completeness of the number of the saved from both the Old and New Testament ages?

Who Is Jesus, and Is He God? - Mary, the girl who was to become the mother of Jesus was a virgin when she was visited by an angel who told her: "Do not be afraid, Mary, you have found favor with God. You will be with child and give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus."

Who Is the Antichrist? - The term "antichrist" means either "against Christ" or "instead of Christ." This term only appears in the New Testament writings of John (1 John 2:18, 22; 1 John 4:3; 2 John 7).

Why Are People Baptized? - Baptism is the statement we make that Jesus has changed our lives. In some ways it's like a wedding ceremony. The wedding ceremony is a public commitment that two people want to join their lives together in marriage until death.

Will People Burn Forever In Hell? - There are some passages in the Bible that speak of hell burning forever. How Can a loving God make people suffer forever?