Bible Q&A

Our Bible Q&A series explores the questions you’ve asked us about the Bible.

These articles represent the authors’ personal views. They accord with Bible Society’s values, but are not intended to express our position as an organisation. They’re also intended to add to the discussion rather than end it, so we invite you to join us on Facebook and Twitter to share your thoughts, too.

Bible Q&A: Why doesn’t God stop all bad things from happening?)

Bible Q&A: Why doesn’t God stop all bad things from happening?

I suspect more people than usual will currently be asking this question. Christians naturally turn to the Bible, yet the Bible offers no seamless answer to the problem of pain. It speaks in stories and images, and tackles this thorny issue in more ways than one.
Bible Q&A: Why did Jonah not go to Nineveh when God told him to?)

Bible Q&A: Why did Jonah not go to Nineveh when God told him to?

One answer is that arguing with God and wrestling with his word is a thoroughly Jewish thing to do. Israel, the name of a nation founded as late as 1948, reveals something of God’s relationship with his people since ancient times.
Bible Q&A: Did Jesus really expect his followers to ‘hate’ their own family in order to be his disciples?)

Bible Q&A: Did Jesus really expect his followers to ‘hate’ their own family in order to be his disciples?

Jesus said, 'If anyone comes to me and does not hate his own father and mother and wife and children and brothers and sisters, yes, and even his own life, he cannot be my disciple' (Luke 14.26).
Bible Q&A: Two testaments, one God)

Bible Q&A: Two testaments, one God

Why does God seem angrier in the Old Testament, and more loving in the New Testament?
Bible Q&A: Did Jesus appear in the Old Testament?)

Bible Q&A: Did Jesus appear in the Old Testament?

How did the tradition arise that Christ appeared four times in the Old Testament prior to his incarnation?
Bible Q&A: Why bother about this planet if there's going to be a new earth?)

Bible Q&A: Why bother about this planet if there's going to be a new earth?

What is the relationship between the new heaven and the new earth in the Book of Revelation? If there is to be a new earth and the present one is to be destroyed, how far should Christians be concerned about the conservation of the old and the green energy agenda?

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