What is your answer for the controversial ending of the book of Mark 16:9-20? The NKJV Bible says the longer ending of this book is original but the NIV Bible says no. Is it because of the different manuscripts? Because NKJV uses Textus Receptus manuscripts and NIV uses Sinaiticus manuscripts.

The ending verses of Mark, verses 16:9-20, were added. When you look at the Codex Vaticanus and Codex Sinaiticus (Biblical manuscripts dating back to 320-400 AD), it appears Mark stopped mid-sentence. Thus the end of this Gospel seems to be lost. Additionally, no early church fathers reference Mark 16:9-20.  Over the centuries, other texts were [...]

Why did God allow so many prophets to have multiple wives?

Yes, some Old Testament prophets did have multiple wives. ​ In Abraham’s case, God used Abraham’s marriage situation to illustrate two covenants. Galatians 4:22-26, 3:29 (NIV), “For it is written that Abraham had two sons, one by the slave woman and the other by the free woman. His son by the slave woman was born according [...]

Explain the meaning of Zacharias' words in Luke 1:67-80.

2 Peter 1:21 (NIV), “For prophecy never had its origin in the human will, but prophets, though human, spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit.” Zacharias was moved by the Holy Spirit. Luke 1:68-70 is the first division of this prophecy: praise to God. He spoke of the redemption work to [...]

Interpretation of Psalms 27:1, "The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the LORD is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?"

David, the son of Jesse, wrote this psalm. David had wonderfully experienced the LORD’s personal care and protection throughout his life. He also remembered how God had cared for and protected the nation of Israel. Perhaps he recalled the time when God delivered Israel from the Pharaoh of Egypt. He would have been familiar with [...]

Did Jephthah kill his daughter as he had vowed in Judges 11?

Summary: God forbids human sacrifice. Jephthah did not literally sacrifice his daughter. Instead, he dedicated her life to serve God. Discussion: Judges 11:30-31, 34-35, 37, 39 (NASB), “Jephthah made a vow to the LORD and said, ‘If You will indeed give the sons of Ammon into my hand, then it shall be that whatever comes [...]

In John 3, why did the law master Nicodemus go to see Jesus by night since he was a believer???

This story is found in John 3:1-21. Nicodemus was a Pharisee, a teacher of the law. He also was a wealthy man who would have had social status and influence in the Jewish community. Faithful Jews embraced the Abrahamic promise, “In thee and thy seed shall all the families of the earth be blessed.” (Genesis [...]

What do the scriptures say about extraterrestrial or alien life contacting earth? Is there life on other planets?

The Bible does not specifically comment about life on other planets. Will God create extraterrestrial life? Perhaps. God creates nothing in vain. Respecting the creation of earth, Isaiah wrote, “For thus says the LORD, who created the heavens — He is the God who formed the earth and made it, He established it and did [...]

John the Baptist sent his disciples to ask Jesus if he was the Messiah or should he expect another one. Did he doubt Jesus was the Messiah or there is another hidden meaning?

Matthew 11:2-5, 7, 10-11 (NET) “2 Now when John heard in prison about the deeds Christ had done, he sent his disciples to ask a question: 3 ‘Are you the one who is to come, or should we look for another?’ 4 Jesus answered them, ‘Go tell John what you hear and see: 5 The [...]