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Is playing the stock market gambling?

Q: Is playing the stock market considered gambling and therefore a “no-no?” — Pat, from the United States  A: Before addressing your question about the stock market, it’s helpful to mention some important Bible principles…

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Has General Conference Session approved ordained female church elders?

Q: Has the ordination of women as local church elders ever been approved by the General Conference in full worldwide session? Is it provided for in the Seventh-day Adventist Church Manual? — Ian, from the…

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Does the Bible say anything about rebaptism?

Q: Does the Bible say anything about rebaptism? I was baptized as a teen, but now I understand some things much better. Is it necessary for me to be rebaptized? — Sarah, from Germany A:…

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Is organ donation an abomination against God’s creation?

Q: Is organ donation or whole-body donation an abomination against God’s creation? I am studying medicine and we learn about anatomy through the dissection of donated bodies. And what about harvesting bodies from brain dead…

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Will Adventist leaders sign agreement ending Protestant movement and apologize to papacy for protest?

Q: I’ve heard that General Conference representatives will be in Europe to sign an agreement, along with the other Protestants, ending the Protestant movement and apologizing to the papacy for their protest. Is this true?…

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Will actions on the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation lead to a national Sunday law?

Q: What is your point of view on the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation on Oct. 31, when Protestantism will officially be dead? Will this lead to the National Sunday Law? Now that we…

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Have the Roman Catholics and Protestants contracted to unite into one church?

Q: Have the Roman Catholics and Protestants contracted to unite into one church? — Ruben, from Argentina A: Ruben, I think you may be alluding to The Joint Declaration on the Doctrine of Justification (JDDJ)…

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Is it acceptable for an Adventist to speak in tongues?

Q: Is speaking in tongues one of the spiritual gifts and is it valid to speak in tongues as a Seventh-day Adventist? I need you to explain these Bible texts: 1 Corinthians 1:5, 13:13, 14:1-28,…

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Do Adventists experience a “moment of salvation”?

Q: I’ve read about the Seventh-day Adventist Church but can’t pinpoint the Adventist “moment of salvation.” Very simply, when is someone saved according to Adventist doctrine? What takes place? — Brice, from the United States …

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What do I do if I’ve already been tattooed?

Q: I got a tattoo before I become a Seventh-day Adventist. What should I do? I hate my body so much because of this tattoo! — Cathrine from South Africa A: Dear Cathrine, allow me…

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