This question comes from a Grand Rapids area reader who is concerned about the meaning of I Timothy 2:1-4. He would like an explanation in connection with the fact that this passage is rather frequently appealed to for the support of the rather common custom of praying—usually in public prayers—for the president and his cabinet.
In the previous issue we began to answer a question concerning the elder son in the parable of the prodigal son. We had just begun to explain from a positive point of view the significance of this elder son. That discussion we now continue. What, we may ask, are the characteristics of this elder son (Pharisee)?
About Marriage Regulations For Priests in Leviticus This question comes from a Grand Rapids reader: Dear Editor: “Recently we were reading at the table from the book of Leviticus; and as we were reading from the 21st chapter, verses 7, 13, and 14, I noticed something that I had never noticed before. “These verses speak of the laws of marriage for the priests. They may marry a virgin, but not a widow, nor one that is put away from her husband. And then they state the reason why they may not take these particular women to wife, namely, because they...
Question The following communication is a further question about the reply given in the Dec. 1 issue concerning priestly marriages in Israel: “Dear Prof. Hoeksema, “I am writing in regard to the answer you gave in theStandard Bearer of Dec. 1 concerning the matter of divorce in Israel. “The reader’s last question was, Is it implied that the other Israelites could marry a divorced woman? Your. answer (negative, HCH) is found in the last paragraph.
Question Dear Brother: Very frequently one hears from our pulpits statements concerning our abode in glory and our relationship and recognition concerning the saints and/or Biblical characters. The question is this: To what degree and in what capacity will they be recognized? Will it be their role, station, or spiritual influence or contribution which they had or made during their earthly pilgrimage? I sometimes get that impression. If so, why is this just limited to Bible characters? Thank-you.
Another question from a Wisconsin reader is as follows: “We read in Job 19:26, ‘And though after my skin worms destroy this body, yet in my flesh shall I see God.’ In I Cor.
From a Wisconsin reader I received the following question: “If Jesus was crucified on Friday afternoon, and arose very early on Sunday morning, how must we explain that He was three days and three nights in the heart of the earth? Matt. 12:40.”