Christianity Questions and Answers
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Racism is a huge problem for many. But for the Christian following the teachings of the Bible, racism is simply sinful and silly. Here’s why.

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Quarantine is a good time to replace fear with faith, look forward to heaven; and make sure we have trusted Christ as our Lord and Savior.

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CQA 067 What Made God Want to Flood the World?

Dr. Mark Alan Williams and friends answer questions about the Christian faith: questions about the God, Jesus, the Bible, eternity, belief, religion the reasonableness of faith and others.


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CQA 066 What’s separates Christianity and Hinduism?

Dr. Mark Alan Williams and friends answer questions about the Christian faith: questions about the God, Jesus, the Bible, eternity, belief, religion the reasonableness of faith and others.


CQA 065 How can I be grateful when I'm grumpy?

Dr. Mark Alan Williams and friends answer questions about the Christian faith: questions about the God, Jesus, the Bible, eternity, belief, religion the reasonableness of faith and others.


Legalized recreational marijuana has been approved in several US states and in other countries. But even if legalized, what does the Bible say on this issue?

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CQA 064 What’s so important about being thankful?

Dr. Mark Alan Williams and friends answer questions about the Christian faith: questions about the God, Jesus, the Bible, eternity, belief, religion the reasonableness of faith and others.


A little porn will NOT help your marriage. People get confused on this issue—even Christians who are duped by their desires.

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CQA 063 What do Christians believe about creation and evolution?

Dr. Mark Alan Williams and friends answer questions about the Christian faith: questions about the God, Jesus, the Bible, eternity, belief, religion the reasonableness of faith and others.


A few years ago I had a literal heart stopping experience at the hands of my doctors. Here’s what happened and what all of us can learn.

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CQA 062 What will happen to Christians in the end times?

Dr. Mark Alan Williams and friends answer questions about the Christian faith: questions about the God, Jesus, the Bible, eternity, belief, religion the reasonableness of faith and others.


Are you facing crushing circumstances? If so, there’s hope in the wonderful promise of God. You can still be confident despite your trials.


CQA 061 Since hell is real, what’s a Christian’s mission?

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Are you a fruitful Christian? I live in California, where “fruits, nuts and flakes ripen in the sun.” There’s some truth to that barb. But there’s also great truth to the idea that as Christians, we’re called to be fruitful. In John 15:1-17 Jesus gave an entire teaching about fruitfulness. He said, “When you produce much fruit, you are my true disciples. This brings great glory to my Father.” (John 15:8 NLT)

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CQA 060 Since Jesus paid the price, is everyone heaven-bound?

Dr. Mark Alan Williams and friends answer questions about the Christian faith: questions about the God, Jesus, the Bible, eternity, belief, religion the reasonableness of faith and others.


Feedback, especially the unrequested critical kind, can hurt badly. Recently I got some unsolicited negative feedback. How did I feel? Dejected, rejected, self-condemning? What did I do? Lash out, clam up, become bitter? Better yet, what do you do when you get unsolicited criticism?

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CQA 059 Can born again Christians be demonized?

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Making disciples is vital. That’s why I recently announced the founding of a new ministry called “Discipleship Journeys with Jesus” (DJJ). The Lord laid it on my heart to start this new ministry in order to meet the crucial need of making committed disciples around the world.

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CQA 058 What is demonization and is it real?

Dr. Mark Alan Williams and friends answer questions about the Christian faith: questions about the God, Jesus, the Bible, eternity, belief, religion the reasonableness of faith and others.

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One of the ironies of life is that the more you succeed, the more you’ll face opposition. This seems especially ironic when you succeed in serving God. As we serve the Lord, we get opposition from enemies, from friends and from the Evil One.

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Does God ever allow us to go in one direction and then give us a new direction? Recently I wrote on “How to Know God’s Will in Difficult Decisions.” As challenging as it might seem to find God’s will, sometimes it seems God leads us in one direction only to soon lead us in another.

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CQA 057 What is the virgin birth?

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My wife Carolyn is better at making decisions than me. I tend to think it all through very carefully, weighing the pros and cons, taking time to analyze all aspects and so on. Carolyn, on the other hand, comes to a conclusion quickly, announces her decision without hesitation and it’s over. I’ve often been a little envious of her in this.

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CQA 056 Why do we need foreign missionaries?

Dr. Mark Alan Williams and friends answer questions about the Christian faith: questions about the God, Jesus, the Bible, eternity, belief, religion the reasonableness of faith and others.


sure know what it is like to feel inadequate. After high school I attended Moody Bible Institute. In summers I went back to my parents’ home in Reynoldsburg, Ohio. One summer, some friends and I were talking. One of them said, “I know what you’re gonna do. You’re gonna be a preacher.”

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CQA 055 Why do we need new churches?

Dr. Mark Alan Williams and friends answer questions about the Christian faith: questions about the God, Jesus, the Bible, eternity, belief, religion the reasonableness of faith and others.

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My first mountain-sized goal came in the fifth grade. Students were offered the opportunity to learn a musical instrument. I wanted to play drums, but my parents vetoed that idea. So I chose slide trombone. Soon I was pushing out terrible tones that sounded like a wounded elk caught in a snowstorm. Our music teacher deserved a medal, or maybe a pair of golden earplugs!

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CQA 054 Why did God invent marriage?

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Years ago I was guest teaching at a small Bible College. My friend, a full-time professor there, had done the unthinkable. He had left his wife and literally run away with one of the students. It was a major moral disaster for his marriage, his family, the girl and the Bible school. I began to think about what to do to protect your marriage.

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CQA 053 What will happen in the end times?

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CQA 052 Do both the Bible & Koran say to kill infidels?

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CQA 051 Why is belief in inerrancy important?

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CQA 049 Is it right to worship or pray to Mary?

Dr. Mark Alan Williams and friends answer questions about the Christian faith: questions about the God, Jesus, the Bible,eternity, belief, religion the reasonableness of faith and others.


CQA 050 Is it okay to change churches?

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I learned early about the importance of having a firm foundation for life. When I was just 4 years old, my mother gave birth prematurely to my brother Scott. He lived only a few days and died on July 2, 1959. (My assistant Patty was recently able to find a death record.)

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CQA 048 How can we cut the cord on cable TV?

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Recently I was sharing with friends the impact of my online ministry and that I’d just reached 2,500 subscribers. They were impressed, yet I was feeling frustrated by a lack of progress. Why? Because of comparison with those who have bigger online impact. I’m still learning to avoid comparison (although I’m getting better).

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CQA 047 What does the Bible say about euthanasia?

Dr. Mark Alan Williams and friends answer questions about the Christian faith: questions about the God, Jesus, the Bible,eternity, belief, religion the reasonableness of faith and others.


I’m embarrassed to admit a recent battle with worry. One night I woke up thinking dreadful thoughts about issues I’m dealing with. I thought about all the terrible potential outcomes. Soon I was in a cold sweat. It was hard to get back to sleep.

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CQA 046 What God would send people to hell?

Dr. Mark Alan Williams and friends answer questions about the Christian faith: questions about the God, Jesus, the Bible,eternity, belief, religion the reasonableness of faith and others.


Before I opened my spiritual gifts, I have a vivid memory from a summer during college. A neighbor friend who knew I was attending Moody Bible Institute, watched me and heard some of my stories. One day he proclaimed, “I know what you’re going to do—you’re going to become a preacher.” Like Peter denying Jesus 3x before the cock crowed, I quickly said, “Naw, not me. I can’t imagine speaking in front of people.”

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CQA 045 What exactly is hell?

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When I graduated from seminary in 1981, Carolyn and I immediately launched out to start a new church. We started with virtually nothing: no people, no building, no equipment, no programs and almost no money. Our parents seemed to understand—as a rookie pastor, it was “the only job I could come up with.” Yet it was for us the beginning of a God-sized vision.

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CQA 044 Why is it important to read Christian biographies? With Marty  Schoenleber Jr.

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Far from accomplishing God’s definition of success, I felt like a total loser in college . The semester before my final semester, I failed a required theology class. I was totally embarrassed and terrified that I would not get to graduate with my class.

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CQA 043 can anyone perform a baptism?

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CQA 042 What's the value of 1 to 1 discipleship? Marty  Schoenleber, Jr.

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The Bible doesn’t contain a concise definition of the church. Defining the local church requires looking at many Scripture passages. Lack of careful study of these passages leads to either oversimplification or over-complexity of the church.

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CQA 041 Is cremation biblically permissible for Christians?

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Recently I asked 4 friends for a few prayer requests I could bring to the Lord for them. Interestingly, two of the four asked for prayers for the election results here in the USA. They were quite concerned.

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CQA 040 Have I committed the unpardonable sin?

Dr. Mark Alan Williams and friends answer questions about the Christian faith: questions about the God, Jesus, the Bible, eternity, belief, religion the reasonableness of faith and others.


“Jews, Muslims and Christians all worship the same God.” Many like saying this, but is it true?

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CQA 039 How can I hear God’s voice?

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CQA 038 Does God still speak today?

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Do Christians owe it to God to vote? My barber is a born again Christian. I enjoy talking with her about all kinds of things as she cuts my hair. We agree most of the time. But recently she mentioned that she doesn’t plan to vote in the upcoming election.

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CQA 037 Which denomination is right?

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As an American, I don’t know a lot about nobility, royalty or aristocracy. Apparently people are born into it: a duke, earl, count, marquis, baroness, upper caste, etc. Seems if you’re born a commoner, you’re out for life—there is no hope for higher status. But I do know that it’s possible to attain Christian nobility no matter what your birth status!

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CQA 036 How should I pray when suffering?

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I know what it’s like to feel small. Being entrepreneurial, I’ve never joined the staff of an established ministry. Instead, I’ve started new ministries which have started small.

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CQA 035 How can I overcome pornography?

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Recently Carolyn and I were looking at old family photo albums. Our middle son Danny is turning 30 next month! We were seeing photos of him as a baby and ourselves 30 years younger. It was hard not to feel old and a little melancholy.

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CQA 034 What part does luck play in a Christian’s life?

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I’m getting older, like it or not. But so are you and every other living being. It’s the way of the world. Life = ageing. The day after this post is published I’ll turn 61 (if I live that long)!

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CQA 033 Should Christians be tolerant?

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CQA 032 Can salvation be received without the Gospel?

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I don’t think many have asked the question “Who will get the biggest mansion in heaven?” Is it even a legit question? If so, who do you think? Moses? Elijah? The Virgin Mary? The Apostle Paul? Martin Luther? Hudson Taylor? Billy Graham?

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CQA 031 Does salvation come only through faith in Christ?

Dr. Mark Alan Williams and friends answer questions about the Christian faith: questions about the God, Jesus, the Bible, eternity, belief, religion the reasonableness of faith and others.


The way Americans view humility is interesting. We dislike arrogance, yet people support a brash candidate who calls a Vietnam POW a “loser” because he was shot down and spent 5 years in a prison camp. We applaud modesty, yet enjoy watching the famous boxer Muhammad Ali exclaim “I am the greatest.” Seems we can’t help but ask: who needs humility?

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CQA 030 Is salvation found in various religious traditions?

Dr. Mark Alan Williams and friends answer questions about the Christian faith: questions about the God, Jesus, the Bible, eternity, belief, religion the reasonableness of faith and others.


What does true forgiveness mean when you have been obviously violated? Recently someone did some poor work on our new house and failed to make it right. It appears that a clear act of negligence will result in a loss for Carolyn and me.

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CQA 029 Should Christians gamble?

Dr. Mark Alan Williams and friends answer questions about the Christian faith: questions about the God, Jesus, the Bible, eternity, belief, religion the reasonableness of faith and others.


Recently I was asked to speak on how to make a marriage last. The emailed invitation included this statement: “You guys obviously have a lot of street cred in this area.” I’m choosing to take that statement as a compliment instead of an inference to my age!

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CQA 028 How can someone overcome physical challenges and thrive

Dr. Mark Alan Williams and friends answer questions about the Christian faith: questions about the God, Jesus, the Bible, eternity, belief, religion the reasonableness of faith and others.


Does the Bible contain contradictions? Yes. I’d like to share 3 contradictions of Scripture. However, they probably would best be considered “paradoxes.”

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CQA 027 How do we know we have the right books in the Bible?

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