Jacob was a patriarch but his prayer did not save his sons except Joseph. Why? David was the psalmist but Solomon’s name is not found among RIGHTEOUS people. Why? Samuel was a high priest but his sons were notorious?. Why?… If they couldn’t save their own family members, then what was the use of being a prophet, patriarch, or high priest? So confused. (India)

These righteous men of old suffered grief and loss because some of their children did not follow God. Yet, when people are developed and matured through their suffering, they become compassionate, godly people.  These faithful ones will be rewarded on earth to become the [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]