Defining The End

Q. Your website is such a blessing to me. May God bless you for it because it has strengthened me in many ways. I have a question regarding Matt 24:14:  And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come (Matthew 24:14).  My question is this… can you define “the end” mentioned in Matt 24:14?

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My Job Is Getting Me Down

Q.  My job of ‘Religious Education teacher’, allows me to speak freely (ish) about Jesus – along with other world religions – to students that might not ordinarily hear about him.  In the past I’ve thought of this as a blessing.  Of late though, my job is becoming increasingly stressful with the demands and pressures applied by senior management.  I have difficulty connecting at home and my spare time is taken up with extra work to meet deadlines; it feels like being on a treadmill that you can’t get off.

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Are There Two 70th Weeks?

Q.  I saw a video where a man took Daniel 9:24-27 and used his knowledge of coming lunar and solar eclipses to determine that the missing 70th Week cannot be the same as the 7 year covenant with Israel.  Would you take a look at this and give me your opinion?

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One New Man

Q.  I am of the understanding that when we become a Christian we are baptized into Jesus Christ, yet there is a ‘Messianic’ Jewish teacher on television who teaches that when we accept Jesus Christ we are grafted in and become that “one new man”as a Jew.  I think he says ‘a spiritual Jew’.  While reading Romans 2:29 it says “He is a Jew who is one inwardly; and circumcision is that of the heart, in the spirit, and not in the letter;  whose praise is not of men, but of God.”  I understand the circumcision of the heart part, but I am not understanding the connection between the Jew inwardly.   As Christians we don’t keep the law, so I don’t understand how this applies.

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Occupy Til I Come

Q.  In Matt. 6:31-33 Jesus said we are to seek the Kingdom first, then all these things will be added to us.  But isn’t there a little more to it than just being hopeful for the things of the Kingdom?  Shouldn’t we be concerned about our Spiritual growth too?  It is almost like some people are so excited for Christ’s return they don’t see the need to address Spirituality in this life, or does that just take care of itself as we focus on Jesus’ return?  Jesus told us to “Occupy till I come.”  Doesn’t that also mean we are to live life, plan, enjoy His blessings, while we build a strong relationship with Him, still putting Him first?

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The Queen Of Heaven

Q.  Who are the Queen of Heaven, Queen of Sheba and Queen of the South, who Jesus spoke of in Matt. 12:39-42? I understand that the Catholics pray to Mary as the queen of heaven, but I have never read any scripture that conveys that she should be prayed to or considered the queen of heaven. One thing I read suggested that the queen of the south and the queen of Sheba are the same person. If you could just clear up who these people/persons are, that would be great.

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A Free Ticket To Heaven?

Q. My wife is with child. If the Rapture occurs soon will the baby get a free ticket to heaven? Will it at some point have to choose Christ? Will we see it grow up or will he or she gain full mental and physical capacity in Heaven?

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Eagerness And Urgency

Q. I read world news morning and evening on Christian and conservative sites. The news is so dreadful I have a picture of me staring out the window of a runaway train. The feeling I’m left with is sadness and excitement.  Here’s the problem, there are birth pangs going on all around me and I’m wondering if I have an unhealthy frame of mind as I look at my self and think … “you’re pessimistic and maybe even a bit morbid in you’re anxious awaiting for another one.”  Do you get a sense that others are like me? Do you ever have this same uncomfortable feeling?

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Millennial Saints

Q.  After the judgments that follow the Second Coming, believing survivors from the Great Tribulation will go into the Millennial Kingdom in their natural state and have children.  Of those millions of children, some will believe and be saved; others will not. During the thousand years, many believers and nonbelievers will die.  What will happen to their souls after death?  They can’t go to the New Jerusalem. So, where will they be until the Great White Throne resurrection and judgment?

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Is A Defining Moment Necessary?

Q. I can’t seem to find my defining moment as to when I became saved. A lot of people say that there has to be a “ah ha” moment. I am 53 years old and have really been growing closer and closer to the Lord the past 10 years.  I never ever doubted that there was a Jesus, God’s only son or that he died on the cross and I gave my life to Him in my teens. But now I can’t pinpoint the time I came to know the truth and how it happened.  It’s like I just slowly grew into the truth. Can that be? Sometimes I get scared that maybe I’m not really saved.  Please help me understand this.
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