Bible Answers Archive

Should Christians use birth control?

In light of recent advances in biotechnology it is crucial to consider the issue of birth control through the lens of a biblical worldview. First, while there is much debate […]

Does homosexuality demonstrate that the Bible is antiquated and irrelevant?

A popular sentiment today is that the Bible is increasingly irrelevant in a modern age of scientific enlightenment. Thus, when the Scripture’s condemnation of homosexuality is referenced, it is not […]

What’s the problem with pornography?

Sexually explicit images are as near as the click of a mouse. Consequently, pornography has become pandemic. As Joe Dallas has aptly noted, pornography is not only an enslaving addiction […]

How do biblical ethics apply to hermaphrodites?

The term “hermaphrodite” is derived from conjoining the name of the Greek god Hermes with the Greek goddess Aphrodite. Today, hermaphroditism is appropriately referred to as “intersex” or as a […]

Should Christians be tolerant?

Today tolerance is being redefined to mean that all views are equally valid and all lifestyles equally appropriate. As such, the notion that Jesus is the only way is vilified […]

Is cremation consistent with the Christian worldview?

Cremation has become an increasingly popular means for disposing of the dead. In fact, by the year 2010, it is estimated that one-third of all Americans will cremate their loved […]

Was Revelation written before or after the destruction of the temple in AD 70?

Just as it is common to describe Patmos as a barren Alcatraz, misidentify the great prostitute as the Roman Catholic Church, or identify the 144,000 as exclusively Jewish male virgins, […]

Who wrote Revelation?

In the same way that buildings contain clues that unveil the identity of their architects, so too books contain clues that unveil the identity of their authors. In the case […]

Who or what is the great prostitute of Revelation 17?

What has puzzled me over the years is not the identity of “the great prostitute,” but how so many could mistake her historical identity. On the one hand, hundreds of […]

Is the mark of the Beast a microchip?

In October 2004 the Food and Drug Administration approved the marketing of a microchip implantable under the skin of humans for medical identification. Paranoid prophecy pundits immediately began touting Verichip […]