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What Does the Bible Say?

These topical Bible studies tackle tough issues and answer the question, "What Does the Bible Say?" about each.

What Does the Bible Say?
Find out what the Bible has to say about tough issues related to Christianity.

What Does the Bible Say About Adultery?
Like other sexual sins, adultery and fornication are serious matters to God. The Bible teaches that when we sin sexually, we not only sin against ourselves and any other persons involved, but we also sin against God. Study what the Scriptures say about adultery and fornication with this extensive collection of Bible verses.

What Does the Bible Say About Angels?
What are angels? Why were they created, and what do angels do? Humans have always held a fascination for angels and angelic beings. However, it may surprise you to know that the Bible describes angels nothing at all like they are typically depicted.

What Does the Bible Say About Animals in Heaven?
Many Christians wonder, "Do animals have souls? Will I see my pet in heaven?" This study looks at what the Bible says about animals in the afterlife and attempts to answer the question, "Do animals go to heaven?"

What Does the Bible Say About Anger?
Is getting angry a sin? In this study, Jack Zavada of Inspiration-for-Singles.com searches the Bible for clues about anger. He suggests that getting angry is a temptation, but what we do after that can lead to sin. The Bible has a lot to say about the subject of anger. Even better, it teaches us how to deal with our angry feelings.

What Does the Bible Say About the Antichrist?
Although the Bible does not specifically name who the antichrist will be, it does give us some clues as to what he will be like. By taking a look...

What Does the Bible Say About Blood Moons?
The theory of four blood moons predicts a major world event in 2014-2015. Discover what the Bible says about signs of the end times.

What Does the Bible Say About Church Attendance?
What does the Bible say about church attendance? Frustrations with church in general are widespread among Christians today. But many have not studied to understand the Lord's teachings about the body of Christ and what the Bible says about going to church.

What Does the Bible Say About Church Discipline?
Church discipline is the process of confronting and correcting open sin in the body of Christ. The Bible sets forth a clear and specific pattern for church discipline, along with the reasons, goals, and proper attitudes of those involved.

What Does the Bible Say About Church Giving?
The amount of money people give to churches in tithes and offerings has shown to be decreasing in recent years. So why aren't people giving as much as they used to? One suggested reason is that people don't understand what the Bible teaches about giving. This study focuses on church giving and biblical tithing, answering the question, "What Does...

What Does the Bible Say About Cremation?
Cremation vs. Burial: What does the Bible say? With the rising cost of funeral expenses today, many people are choosing cremation instead of burial. However, Christians often have concerns about cremation. They want to be sure the practice of cremation is biblical. This study offers a Christian perspective, presenting the arguments both in favor...

What Does the Bible Say About Cruelty?
The Bible tells us God is a father to the fatherless, a defender of widows, and a healer to the brokenhearted. Anyone who truly understands the nature of God knows that he hates cruelty. In this study, Jack Zavada of Inspiration-for-Singles.com looks at verses in both the Old and New Testament, clearing up any doubts on what the Bible says about...

What Does the Bible Say About Dealing With Difficult People?
Dealing with difficult people not only tests our faith in God, but it also puts our witness on display. One biblical figure who responded well to difficult people was David, who triumphed over many offensive characters to become king of Israel. Join Jack Zavada of Inspiration-for-Singles.com as he looks at some of the godly ways David dealt...

What Does the Bible Say About Death, Eternal Life and Heaven?
What happens when we die? What will heaven be like and what will we do there? Most Christians have spent some time wondering about death and the afterlife. This study will take a comprehensive look at what the Bible says about death, eternal life and heaven.

What Does the Bible Say About Degrees of Sin?
Are there degrees of sin or levels of punishment in hell? That's a tough question which raises doubts and concerns about the loving nature and justice of God. For this very reason it's an important question to consider.

What Does the Bible Say About Defining Marriage?
What is the biblical definition of marriage? The Bible does not give specific details or directions about a marriage ceremony, yet it does mention weddings in several places. Scripture is very clear about marriage being a holy and divinely established covenant.

What Does the Bible Say About Demons?
Demons still pose a threat to Christians today. Learn about the powers of these fallen angels and how you can defend against them.

What Does the Bible Say About Depression?
What does the Bible say about depression? Is it a sin? Should we just snap out of it as if nothing is wrong? Discover God’s viewpoint of this condition that affects one out of ten Americans and see what the Bible says about depression.

What Does the Bible Say About Dinosaurs?
We know for a fact that dinosaurs existed on the earth. Bones, teeth and fossils from dinosaurs have been found all around the world. But are dinosaurs in the Bible? Many Bible scholars believe they are, indeed. And, if we dig below the surface just a bit, we will see that in many instances the writers of the Bible described creatures who...

What Does the Bible Say About Drinking Alcohol?
Drinking alcohol is a choice every Christian must make individually. Learn what the Bible says about drunkenness and alcohol.

What Does the Bible Say About Faith and Works?
Are believers justified by faith or by works? Christian have disagreed about this question for centuries, and the Bible seems to contradict itself on the matter.

What Does the Bible Say About Fasting?
While early Christians were not required to fast, there is nothing in the Bible that forbids it. In fact, many New Testament believers observed prayer and fasting regularly. Spiritual fasting clearly has a place and a purpose for God's people today. We'll look at spiritual fasting—what it is and what it's not—as we consider the biblical purpose...

What Does the Bible Say About Forgiveness?
What does the Bible say about forgiveness? It is not uncommon for Christians to have questions about forgiveness. Forgiveness does not come easy for most of us. Is forgiveness a conscious choice, a decision, or a feeling? The Bible offers insight and answers to our questions about forgiveness.

What Does the Bible Say About Friends?
True Christian friends are rare treasures. These friendships take time and effort to nurture, but in the process they help us grow more Christlike. Get to know three types of Christian friendships and five traits of true Christian friends.

What Does the Bible Say About Gambling?
I've been asked many times by Christians, "Is gambling a sin?" Some are surprised to learn that the Bible does not explicitly say, "Thou shalt not gamble." However, as Jack Zavada of Inspiration-for-Singles.com elaborates in this article titled, "Is Gambling a Sin?," the Bible does contain wisdom for dealing with every situation, including...

What Does the Bible Say About Ghosts?
Are stories of ghosts in the Bible of actual disembodied human spirits or something else? Bible scholars say the key to unraveling this mystery lies in a solid knowledge of what Christianity teaches about life after death.

What Does the Bible Say About God's Calling?
Is God calling you? This question can be the source of great anxiety in the Christian life. We put it right up there with knowing God's will or learning our true purpose in life. In this study, Jack Zavada of Inspiration-for-Singles.com takes on the many doubts and questions we typically face as we attempt to discover God's calling.

What Does the Bible Say About Guilt and Shame?
To feel free of guilt, we must understand the contract between God and humanity. Discover why Jesus' sacrifice makes all believers free of guilt and shame for their sins.

What Does the Bible Say About Halloween?
This article will tackle the controversial question, "Should Christians observe Halloween?" With no direct references to Halloween in the Bible, resolving the debate can be a challenge. How should Christians approach Halloween and is there a Biblical way to observe this secular holiday?

What Does the Bible Say About Healing?
God calls himself Jehovah-Rapha, "the Lord who heals." If God is healer, then why does he heal some people but not others? This study explores biblical reasons God may not heal.

What Does the Bible Say About Hell?
Hell is an undeniable Christian doctrine expressed in Scripture--a place of future punishment designated for unbelievers. Various terms describe hell in the Bible as an eternal fire, outer darkness, the lake of fire, the second death, and an unquenchable fire. Although it's not a popular doctrine today, anyone serious about the Christian faith...

What Does the Bible Say About Homosexual Behavior?
As with all sexual immorality, homosexual behavior is a serious matter to God. The Bible teaches that when we commit sexual sins, we not only sin against ourselves and any other persons involved, but we also sin against God.

What Does the Bible Say About the Inspiration of Scripture?
What do we mean when we say the Bible is inspired? Explore the Christian doctrine known as the inspiration of Scripture.

What Does the Bible Say About Christian Lawsuits?
The Bible speaks specifically to the question of Christians filing lawsuits against one another in 1 Corinthians 6. Paul plainly teaches that believers should not turn to secular courts to resolve their differences. However, the Bible does not say a Christian can never file a lawsuit in court.

What Does the Bible Say About the Mark of the Beast?
The mark of the beast is mentioned in the Book of Revelation. Consider what the mark of the beast is and how it will identify followers of the Antichrist.

What Does the Bible Say About Marriage?
Marriage is an important issue in the Christian life. According to research, a genuine commitment to Christian faith can contribute to a stronger marriage. In this article we'll explore the important question, "What does the Bible say about marriage?"

What Does the Bible Say About Money and Wealth?
The Bible has quite a bit to say about money, wealth and riches. In "Lifestyles of the Poor and Unknown," Jack Zavada of Inspiration-for-singles.com considers what the Bible says about wealth and riches and how Christians can find fulfillment even with lifestyles of the poor and unknown.

What Does the Bible Say About New Birth?
The new birth is one of the most exciting doctrines of Christianity, but exactly what does it mean, how does a person get it, and what happens...

What Does the Bible Say About Obedience?
The Bible speaks a lot about obedience. Many believers misunderstand obedience to mean a dreary existence of following rules. But true Christian obedience flows from a heart of gratitude for all that we have received from the Lord. Our motivation for obedience is love. Learn basic biblical principles regarding obedience to God.

What Does the Bible Say About Paying Pastors a Salary?
A reader asked, "Why do churches pay pastors a salary? What does the Bible say about paying pastors?" Many Christians are surprised to discover that the Bible plainly teaches congregations to financially support those who care for the spiritual needs of the church body.

What Does the Bible Say About Paying Taxes?
Answer the question, "What does the Bible say about paying taxes?" Have you wondered, "Did Jesus pay taxes? What did Jesus teach his disciples about paying taxes?" We will see that the Bible is very clear on this issue.

What Does the Bible Say About Pleasing God?
Are you eager to learn how to make God happy? Try this three-part plan, outlined by Jesus himself.

What Does the Bible Say About Prayer?
Have you struggled with prayer? What is prayer and what does the Bible have to say about prayer? Prayer is simply communicating with God - listening and talking to Him. If prayer is a difficult area for you, learn these basics principles of prayer and how to apply them in your life.

What Does the Bible Say About Satan?
Satan is not a myth or cartoon character, but the real, living embodiment of evil and destruction. Discover why the accusations of Satan against Christians are always a lie.

What Does the Bible Say About Self-Defense?
Our Second Amendment rights are currently under heavy fire. As believers, we are called to be peacemakers and to turn the other cheek. So, is self-defense a biblical right? And, if so, what does Scripture say about keeping and bearing arms?

What Does the Bible Say About Sex Outside of Marriage?
We have examples all around us of couples engaging in pre-marital and extra-marital sex. There's no way around it — today's culture fills our minds with hundreds of reasons to just go ahead and have sex outside of marriage. But as Christians, we don't want to simply follow everyone else. We want to know what the Bible says about sex outside of...

What Does the Bible Say About Sin?
What is sin? For such a small word, a lot is packed into the meaning of sin. The Bible describes sin as the breaking, or transgression, of God's law. It is also defined as disobedience or rebellion against God, as well as independence from God.

What Does the Bible Say About Soul Sleep?
Soul Sleep refers to the belief that when we die, the soul ceases to exist, or "sleeps." During this period of soul sleep the believer is not conscious of anything and the soul is completely inert until the time of the final resurrection of the dead.

What Does the Bible Say About Spiritual Gifts?
Spiritual gifts are the source of much controversy and confusion among believers. Even today, as in the early church, the misuse and...

What Does the Bible Say About Sunday Worship vs. Sabbath Day?
Why do Christians worship on Sunday? Wasn't the Sabbath day observed on Saturday? Many Christians and non-Christians alike have asked this question. After all, in Bible times Jewish custom was, and still is today, to observe the Sabbath day on Saturday.

The Bible and Suicide
By examining the seven accounts of suicide in the Bible, it becomes clear that suicide is a terrible tragedy, yes, even a sin. But can a sin as grave as suicide prevent salvation?

What Does the Bible Say About Tattoos?
Is it okay for a Christian to get a tattoo? What does the Bible say about tattoos? Is it a sin to get a tattoo? Besides looking into what the Bible says about tattoos, together we'll consider the concerns surrounding tattooing today and present a self quiz to help you decide if getting a tattoo is right or wrong.

What Does the Bible Say About Vampires?
Popular Gothic novels, television shows, and romance films like The Twilight Saga series have transformed the once repulsive vampire into a glamorized hero of our day. But, what does God's Word say about vampires?

What Does the Bible Say About Talking to the Dead?
Is there such as thing as a sixth sense? Is it possible to communicate with the spirit world? Popular television shows like Ghost Whisperer, Medium and John Edward Cross Country all seem to suggest that talking to the dead and communicating with spirits is quite possible. But what does the Bible say about talking to the dead?

What Does the Bible Say About Worry?
We spend an awful lot of time worrying. And the time we've wasted on worry can never be reclaimed. If you've decided to spend your time more wisely, here are four biblical reasons not to worry.

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