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Bible Q

When Amnon raped his sister was a child conceived?

The Bible doesn’t say that a child was conceived. The account in 2 Samuel 13 doesn’t seem to miss any details of this terrible incident, so it probably would have also mentioned if Tamar had become pregnant. However, it’s silent about it, which probably means that a child wasn’t conceived.

How should we treat homosexuals?

God has made it clear instruction that he forbids sexually immoral behaviour, including homosexual activity: 1 Corinthians 5:9-12  I wrote to you in my letter not to associate with sexually immoral people–  (10)  not at all meaning the sexually immoral of this world, or the greedy and swindlers, or idolaters, since then you would need to […]

Why has God condemned homosexuality?

Before attempting to answer this question, it is important to draw attention to some issues. Firstly, when asking questions like “why has God done this or that?” we must acknowledge our limitations; we do not know the full mind of God. Inasmuch as God has revealed his purposes to us through the Bible, we have […]

Why was Tamar considered righteous?

Tamar has a sad story: She was married to Er, Judah’s son God killed Er for being wicked According to the custom of her time, she was then given to Onan, Er’s brother Onan refused to honor his levirate marriage responsibility (“Onanism” is named after him) So God killed Onan too Judah promised Tamar that […]

Is it sinful to have a wet dream?

Some people have wet dreams (otherwise known as nocturnal emissions)1 all throughout their lives,2 and some people don’t ever have any.3 They occur naturally,4 and can, for example, be the result of conditions such as having a full bladder while sleeping;5 so, although they might be a bit annoying, nocturnal emissions aren’t anything we should […]

Is incest forgivable?

Yes, incest (sex between close relatives) can be forgiven. All sins (except blasphemy against the Holy Spirit: Mark 3:29) can be forgiven; as Jesus said in Mark 3:28: Truly, I say to you, all sins will be forgiven the children of man… Examples of terrible sins being forgiven King David was an adulterer and, according […]

What does ‘lips drip honey’ mean? (Proverbs 5:3)

Proverbs 5:3-4 says: {3} For the lips of a forbidden woman drip honey, and her speech is smoother than oil, {4} but in the end she is bitter as wormwood, sharp as a two-edged sword. This is warning us that an adulterer or an adulteress is pleasing to listen to (their words are pleasing to […]