Got Questions? Archives - Reasons for Hope

What is Love?February 8th, 2016 by 

By Shari Abbott, Reasons for Hope The question “what is love?” brings to mind another question, “what is truth?”  Reflecting on these two questions should cause us to ponder, “what is true love?”  Let’s answer each of these, beginning with……read more

Can you be a Christian if you don’t believe in the resurrection?February 1st, 2016 by 

  By Shari Abbott, Reasons for Hope God’s Word is very clear on this.  Salvation is by the grace of God through faith (Ephesians 2:8).  That faith is believing in the Person and works of the Lord Jesus Christ—believing that…read more

Does Mark 16:9-20 belong in the Bible?January 25th, 2016 by 

  By Shari Abbott, Reasons for Hope Question:  A friend recently asked me why different Bible versions have different endings for the last part of Mark 16.  Should the chapter end at verse 8? Or should verses 9-20 be included?  I couldn’t give…read more

Is it okay to be angry with God?January 18th, 2016 by 

by Shari Abbott, Reasons for Hope We all get angry.  Anger is a human emotion and it’s one that we all deal with—some more effectively than others.   Even Jesus, in His humanity, felt and displayed anger.  But Jesus’ anger was different. …read more

Is Satan’s real name Lucifer? Or should we call him Satan?January 11th, 2016 by 

By Shari Abbott, Reasons for Hope There’s a lot of misunderstanding about Satan, his person, his name and his works.  What is his real name?  Lucifer? Satan? Let’s begin with what we know.  At one time Satan was in heaven.…read more

Top Ten “Got Questions” of 2015January 1st, 2016 by 

Read the Tope Ten Got Questions of 2015! Thank you to all the faithful readers of the weekly Got Questions? column.  We have posted and emailed this column every Tuesday for more than four years and it is our hope that, as…read more

The Most Important Lesson for YOU in the Nativity Story?December 14th, 2015 by 

By Shari Abbott, Reasons for Hope This is the third in a series addressing misconceptions found in nativity narratives and most nativity scenes. The first week addressed Misconceptions About Mary and Joseph’s Journey to Bethlehem and the second week focused…read more

Errors in the Nativity Story? Is Jesus’ birthplace wrong?December 7th, 2015 by 

By Shari Abbott, Reasons for Hope We’re looking at common misconceptions found in nativity narratives and most nativity scenes.  Last week gave biblical answers for three Misconceptions About Mary and Joseph’s Journey to Bethlehem and their arrival in the city. …read more

Did you know? Misconceptions about Christmas: the Journey to BethlehemDecember 1st, 2015 by 

By Shari Abbott, Reasons for Hope Many have already set up their nativity scenes on mantles, tables or under the tree.  Nativity scenes are beautiful.  They cause us to wonder and consider what it might have been like so many…read more

Did Jesus descend into Hell?November 16th, 2015 by 

By Shari Abbott, Reasons for Hope Question:  I recently heard a well-known mega-church pastor say that Jesus did NOT descend into hell when He died.  He said, “This metaphorical descending into hell isn’t that Jesus goes to an actual place…read more

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