How did Solomon apply his wisdom? (Ghana)

Solomon used God's wisdom to understand the natural world.  1 Kings 4:29-34 (NIV), “God gave Solomon wisdom and very great insight,…He was wiser than anyone else,...And his fame spread to all the surrounding nations. He spoke three thousand proverbs and his songs numbered a thousand and five. He spoke about plant life, from the cedar [...]

What is the background and story of Job? (India)

One day Satan accused God of favoritism. Satan said the reason Job loved God was because God had protected and blessed him. So, God permitted Satan to afflict Job. All of Job's children died, Storms destroyed buildings that he owned. He was afflicted with boils all over his body. Three friends came to visit him. [...]

Why was Lot's life full of troubles? (Nigeria)

Early in Abram’s journey, Lot and Abram traveled together. Genesis 13:5-6, 11 (NIV), “Now Lot, who was moving about with Abram, also had flocks and herds and tents. But the land could not support them while they stayed together, for their possessions were so great that they were not able to stay together…So Lot chose [...]

In the Bible, who are the two people who were born but did not die?

Perhaps you are thinking of Enoch and Elijah. First, consider Enoch. Genesis 5:24 (NIV), “Enoch walked faithfully with God; then he was no more, because God took him away.” And Hebrews 11:5 (NKJV), “By faith Enoch was taken away so that he did not see death, and was not found, because God had taken him; [...]

Explain Colossians (Kolosever) 1st chapter. (India)

The book of Colossians was written by the apostle Paul to the church at Colossae, a city in Asia Minor.  After his greeting (verses 1-2) Paul expresses his thanks to God for them and encourages them in their dedication, service, and love in the spirit. (v. 3-8). He assures them of his prayers for them [...]

Is Mary the mother of God? (United Kingdom)

Who is Jehovah God and Jesus Christ?  John 1:1,14, “In the beginning was the Word (Logos), and the Word (Logos) was with God…And the Word (Logos) became flesh, and dwelt among us, and we saw his glory, glory as of the only begotten from the Father, full of grace and truth.” These texts teach that [...]

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 [...]