Feature Article

Last Week's Feature Article

Popular Posts from the Past

bread-&-wine

Bread and Wine, Symbols of A Covenant

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

And Melchizedek king of Salem brought forth bread and wine: and he was the priest of the Most High God. And he blessed him, and said, Blessed be Abram of the Most High God, possessor of heaven and earth. (Genesis 14:18-19)

Continue reading…

Previous Feature Articles

More On The Millennium

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

The recent re-posting of my article on Restoring Planet Earth has sparked some new interest in the Millennium. Many people find it hard to understand how such a seemingly perfect beginning could deteriorate into a massive rebellion at the end. The simple answer is “natural man” but let’s take a more comprehensive look.

Continue reading…

The Ashes Of A Red Heifer

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

The Lord said to Moses and Aaron: “This is a requirement of the law that the Lord has commanded: Tell the Israelites to bring you a red heifer without defect or blemish and that has never been under a yoke. Give it to Eleazar the priest; it is to be taken outside the camp and slaughtered in his presence. Then Eleazar the priest is to take some of its blood on his finger and sprinkle it seven times toward the front of the tent of meeting. While he watches, the heifer is to be burned—its hide, flesh, blood and intestines. The priest is to take some cedar wood, hyssop and scarlet wool and throw them onto the burning heifer” (Numbers 19:1-6).

Continue reading…

Savage Wolves

Commentary by Jack Kelley

I know that after I leave, savage wolves will come in among you and will not spare the flock.  Even from your own number men will arise and distort the truth in order to draw away disciples after them” (Acts 20:29-30).

It didn’t take long for Paul’s warning to the elders of the Church in Ephesus to come true. Within the lifetimes of the original apostles false teachers had invaded the Church and were spewing their doctrines around wherever they went.

Continue reading…

No One Knows The Day Or The Hour

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

Those who ignore the study of end times prophecy are fond of quoting this famous line which appears in various forms in Matt. 24:36, Matt. 24:42,44, Matt. 24:50 and Matt 25:13 as their justification.  But earlier in the same passage, the Lord had admonished all who would read His words of prophecy to understand them (Matt 24:15) and elsewhere the Apostle Paul wrote that the events leading up to the end of the age should not take believers by surprise (1 Thes 5:4) implying that we should have done enough homework to see them coming.

Continue reading…

Between First Fruits and Pentecost

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

For some time now, I’ve been puzzled about the time between the resurrection and the ascension, wondering why the Lord lingered during those 40 days.  It certainly wasn’t to complete His mission.  By all accounts He had already accomplished everything He came to do. It seems like He would have been more anxious to return to His heavenly home.

Continue reading…

Jude, Gateway To Revelation … Conclusion

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

Intending to write a letter to the Church on the subject of salvation, Jude was prompted instead to write about the false teachers who were already infecting the Church with their lies. He was just getting nicely wound up as we finished our first installment. Let’s rejoin him now as he releases the full force of his torrent against them. And as we saw last time, he wasn’t just writing about his times, he was also writing about ours.

Continue reading…

Jude, Gateway To Revelation … Part 1

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

The Book of Acts is sometimes called the Acts of the Apostles because it’s a record of their experiences in building the early Church. That being the case, the Book of Jude could be called Acts of the Apostates because it’s devoted to warning the Church of the false teachers who were coming to tear it apart.

Continue reading…

Ask A Bible Teacher

Watch Out For False Messiahs

Q.  I have a question regarding Mt 24:5 “For many shall come in My Name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many”.  This verse is often quoted to describe cult leaders misleading their flock.  The text itself however seems to be saying that those doing the deceiving aren’t coming in their own name but His and aren’t saying they themselves are the Christ but Him.  What exactly is this verse saying then?

Continue reading…

When Do The Sacrifices Stop?

Q.  My question refers to Israel AFTER the rapture of the church. You mention (which I believe) that the battle of Ezekiel will be used to once again “wake up” Israel and turn their hearts back to the Lord and put a desire back in their hearts to rebuild the temple, but here is where my confusion begins. After the battle, it is mentioned that they will rebuild the temple and begin the sacrifices in the temple again because they are back in old covenant relationship with God. At what point will they see and accept the Messiah, Jesus, and STOP the sacrifices? Will it be at the 2nd Coming? I’m just confused about the starting of the sacrifices again and I’m not sure when they will finally see and accept Jesus as Messiah and realize His sacrifice is sufficient. Thank you so much.

Continue reading…

Should You Have Told Him That?

Q.   I am curious on this subject the person asked about Going To Hell For Lying.  Do you think by your answer that the person might feel it is okay to lie since we won’t go to hell for it.  Aren’t Christians to walk in the truth for it sets them free, the truth that is.  Does that mean this man if he lies, will be in bondage?

Continue reading…

Should I Be Giving Them Money?

Q.  I am sponsoring a child in South America through a Christian organization that works through local churches.  I am struggling with this because the church they are working through does not teach OSAS.  So if they believe that they can lose their salvation, are they really depending on the Grace of God and should I be giving this church my money ?

Continue reading…

The Blood And Our Prayers

Q.  My question deals with some thoughts I can’t make sense of.  Jesus died so his blood covers our sins from God’s sight. Still, He knows our needs and we’re to pray to the Father.  If the Father can’t see our sins now, will they be exposed after the rapture if we don’t ask for forgiveness?  Also, do we pray for healing to make the Father aware of our need or just our desire?  I’m having a hard time reconciling what the blood covers with how we pray.

Continue reading…

What Is The Apostles’ Creed?

Q.  My intellect is simple ( I think that is a blessing) and I like a simple explanation, and when I come across a statement of belief that go over my head from a denomination that I will not mention, I wonder how much trust should I put toward this denomination. Could you please help me understand? This is their Statement of Faith: “We believe in what is termed The Apostles’ Creed as embodying all the fundamental doctrines of orthodox evangelical Christianity.”  What is the Apostles’ Creed?

Continue reading…

Does Satan Have A Place In Heaven?

Q.  In “Satan’s fall from heaven” you write: “But that will end at the beginning of the Great Tribulation when he (Satan) and his forces will be forcibly and permanently expelled (from heaven).” My question: Until that happens, where might Satan and his forces dwell, apart from sowing havoc on earth?  Where might their habitation be, when not on earth? Are the whole evil bunch allowed somewhere in heaven?

Continue reading…

Watchman Or Peacemaker?

Q.  How can we be a watchman on the wall with the daily assault on Israel, shooting innocents out of the sky, flooding the borders with armed assassins, and the overall evil corruption in our own government, and still maintain our peace?  I am ticked off all the time.  This is truly a conundrum. No wonder so many Christians are apathetic and paralyzed into stupor. They are overloaded and it’s just going to get worse.

Continue reading…

Judging Believers? How Can This Be?

Q. I have been taught that when we confess our sins and ask forgiveness of God, that through His sacrifice on Calvary’s Cross,  our sins are washed away, and you accept Him as your own personal Savior you are His forever.  We have been doing a Bible study on Revelation we’ve learned that when Christ comes back he will open the book of life and judge us. If, as it says in His Word, His blood cleansed me why will I be judged?  This question bothers me and I would appreciate your input.

Continue reading…

More from Ask a Bible Teacher