The Saints Came Out of the Grave and Went to the Holy City

Question: In Matthew 27:52, it says the saints rose and “came out of the graves after his (Jesus’) resurrection, and went into the holy city, and appeared unto many.” Where was this holy city; and how long did these saints remain alive? Answer: It seems according to the way these verses read that at the…

The Lord Commended the Unjust Steward

Question: Would you please comment on Luke 16:8-9? Answer: Luke 16:9, was the subject of a previous question and was discussed at an earlier time in this column so I will not take time and space to rehearse it here again. But I will comment to the best of my ability and understanding on Luke…

Friends of the Mammon of Unrighteousness

Question: Please explain Luke 16:9. Answer: Luke 16:9 reads as follows: “And I say unto you, Make to yourselves friends of the mammon of unrighteousness; that, when ye fail, they may receive you into everlasting habitations.” There are several qualifying points in this text, but before we analyze them, let us notice some other similar…

Why Cain’s Offering Was Rejected

Question: Can you explain why Cain’s offering was rejected and Abel’s offering was accepted as in Genesis 4:3-5? Answer: I do not know if I can explain this to anyone’s satisfaction other than my own, but I will try according to my best understanding. The scripture referred to read thus: “And in process of time…

The Vow of Jepthah (Human Sacrifice)

Question: In Judges 11:29-40, we have the account of a vow that Jepthah made to God; my question has to do with how he performed this vow. Did he actually put his daughter to death, or was she dedicated to the service of the Lord for life? Answer: I may be in over my head…

Capital Punishment

Question: Please explain why the Church of God does not believe in capital punishment. I have always believed the Bible plainly taught capital punishment and I would like to know your views concerning the same. Answer: In the time of the Old Testament and the law dispensation capital punishment was not only taught but was…

The Falling Away of the Once Enlightened

Question: Please give a full explanation of the meaning of the scripture in Hebrews 6:4-6. Answer: Hebrews 6:4-6, reads thus: “For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, And have tasted the heavenly gift, and were made partakers of the Holy Ghost, and have tasted of the good word of God, and the…

A Treatise on Time

To all the readers of the “Question and Answer” column I send greetings. I am not dealing with a particular question this time, but as we have just crossed the threshold of a new year, I feel impressed to insert here for this time a treatise on TIME. True, when this article appears in the…

The Wisdom of the Bible

I have no question to answer or discuss this month and in looking through some of my old letters I came upon this composition which I received in my mail maybe six or eight years ago from Olive Hicks of Goodland, Kansas. I read it over again and it struck me as being highly important…