Q. I Read your article on Why the Jews reject Jesus as the Messiah. I feel one of the important reasons is because God has hardened their hearts and second is if you look at who is rejecting Christ, is it not the same crowd who were present 2000 years ago??? The Rabbis, Saducees & Pharisees. Ordinary Jewish people are accepting Jesus by the hundreds of thousands.
Q. I recently received a Daily Devotion from a Christian website, which began as follows:
“Do we fully understand what it costs the kingdom of God when we live with a restricted commitment to Christ? Countless souls may never hear the good news, much-needed Christian workers may never put feet to their faith, and prayers that would have been answered are never uttered.”
This statement disturbed me, because it seems to imply that our shortcomings can somehow prevent God’s Will from being done in the lives of others. I can understand how our decisions directly effect our own lives, but if we fail to witness to someone, for example, does this mean that they will never hear the Good News and in effect, we are hindering their salvation? Thank you for bringing clarity to issues like this that are not always so easy to understand.
Q. You have stated that everyone who is ‘saved’, has accepted Jesus’ marvelous sacrifice and depends entirely on His finished work for salvation, will be taken in the Rapture, and I agree. My question concerns Luke 21:36 where Jesus says ‘to keep awake and pray always that you may be ACCOUNTED WORTHY to escape all these things and to stand in the presence of the Son of Man”. This seems to say that there is something we have to do to be accounted worthy, would you explain this? Also, do you see a connection between this passage and I Thess. 5:23,24 ?
Q. I was taught in the past and understood that the verses saying “no-one knows the day or hour” refer to the rapture. I would think that once the temple is desolate, most people can count 3 years. Where have I gone wrong?
Q. When Jesus was asked, “Who is my neighbor?” He told the parable of the Good Samaritan. Being Americans, we are faced with this immigration issue. In my eyes, all should be welcome in the USA (just read the writings on the Statue of Liberty) and should receive the help they need to get a fresh start here. But how do we do that and still protect ourselves from those who only come here to do us harm?
Q. I was just wondering where in the Bible it talks about King David ruling during the Millennium. You mentioned it in another study and that was the first I’d ever heard of it. Also why would the Third Temple be located in Shiloh? Isn’t Jerusalem God’s capitol on Earth? Thanks in advance and God Bless.
Q. In Rev 1:7 it reads, “Behold, He is coming with clouds, and every eye will see Him, and they also who pierced Him.” But in Rev 20:11-15 it reads that the unsaved won’t be raised until the end of the Millennium. Assuming that, “…they also who pierced Him,” were unsaved Jews (or Gentiles) at the time of the crucifixion, then how can they see Him when He comes in the clouds at the 2nd coming?
Q. I have a question about your Revelation 5 commentary. It reads: “According to the law a son could redeem what his father had lost, but in the transaction Adam had become a sinner, disqualifying all of his sons from ever redeeming him. The coin of redemption was the blood of a sinless man, . . .” How was this price established (the coin of redemption)? Can you explain this more fully? By the way, you have filled in many blanks in my mind regarding how God operates legally in the Universe. Thank you very much.
Q. I just received an email yesterday from a friend of mine. She forwarded an email to me about situations going on in Iraq and the takeover by ISIS in Queragosh, Her friend is a missionary who feeds 50,000 people per day in Iraq and he is dealing with this tragedy. Some of the members of his church who he knows personally just experienced having their children executed. The insurgents went from house to house and asked the children to denounce Jesus or be killed. These teenagers refused to denounce our Lord and Savior and they were executed. So my question is this? What do you say to the parents of these children about Christians not suffering Wrath?
Q. When do you think the Sheep and Goats judgment will take place? My confusion stems from Revelation 19:17-18 when the angel calls all the birds to feed on the flesh of all men. Both obviously happen after the Glorious Appearing of Christ. But, if all men die by the sword of Jesus Christ’s mouth and are eaten who is alive to go to the Sheep and Goat judgment? I have considered it might be at the time of the White Throne Judgment, but I am uncertain about this!