Who Was Bar Abbas?

Q. Who was Barabbas? I have been intrigued by the meaning of his name (son of the father, if I’m not mistaken). Can you shed some light into his role?

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Another Dispensation?

Q. I was reading a few chapters of (a book on prophecy) and if I understood well, the author seems to believe that the 7 year Tribulation (Daniel’s 70th Week) is another dispensation than the dispensation of Grace.  I tend to agree with this myself. This would also fit well with your teaching that people may lose their salvation in the Tribulation, unless they “endure to the end”. Do you agree with this and if so, in what measure.

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A Divorce Question

Q.  I have been separated from my estranged wife now for almost 6 years, she had an affair, lied to me. We are not divorced. My question to you is should I get divorced? My heart tells me I should, but I can’t seem to get the courage to do it. She has never requested a divorce, but there is no hope of getting back together. I know God hates divorce and I have no desire to meet another woman for the time being. I became a believer just this past summer and it has been on my mind more often lately. Your advice would be greatly appreciated. God bless.

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Will Sanctions Against Russia Cause Ezekiel 38?

Q.  I am wondering if the current sanctions placed on Russia by the EU and US might be the catalyst for the Ezekiel 38 war.  My understanding is that Putin has a strong interest in the oil reserves in Israel.  Could an economic downturn in Russia resulting from these sanctions motivate the invasion?

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At What Point Am I Sinning?

Q.  A what point does sin take root in a person?  Examples: I get cut off in traffic and immediately I get upset but refuse to think negative about the other driver.  Or I see a very pretty girl and think about my carnal days and what I would do then but stop and refuse to go any further.  Or I see a beer commercial and again think about the old days and getting buzzed but stop and turn the channel. These things come at me all day long and honestly as the day wears on and I get tired I have a tendency to think a little more but again I stop.  Do I need to repent as soon as the thought crosses my mind?

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Looking Around During The Rapture?

Q.  I am a believer and when talking to my mom about the rapture I told her I wanted to look around to see every other believer being called to Heaven. I think it will be a spectacular sight! My mom told me I better keep my eyes on the Lord or I could turn into a pillar of salt like Lot’s wife. Will I be able to look around or will I be completely focused on the Lord during the Rapture?

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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?

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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.

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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?

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