Q. In Reconciling Daniels Prophecy to Palm Sunday, you stated, “483 years of 360 days each from 445 BC brings us to 32AD.” Elsewhere, you state historical evidence of Jesus being born sometime between 6 B.C. and 4 B.C., with which my own studies concur. Luke 3:23 states that Jesus was about thirty when his ministry began. If so, then I’m having a hard time connecting the dots. If Palm Sunday was in 32 A.D. then Jesus was 36-38 yrs. old at his crucifixion which seems like a lot of wiggle room for the words ‘about thirty’. Is there disconnect in the timeline. What am I missing?
Q. Is there an in-depth explanation of why the serpent would not have enticed Eve to eat of the Tree of Life instead of the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil? It seems to me that by eating of the Tree of Life first, it would have canceled the result of death from eating from the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil. Also, if at once realizing the effect from eating of the “knowledge” tree, shouldn’t they have immediately been desperate to eat of the “life” tree to nullify the curse?
Q. Since reading the “Coming Prince” by Sir Robert Anderson I have become a student of the Book of Daniel in particular. I have used his 70 weeks prophecy to silence many a skeptic who would say,” How do you know the Bible is in fact the Word of God and true”. My question is:
How is it that the Angel Gabriel, John the Baptist, Jesus, the Apostles, Paul and all the writers of the New Testament never broached the issue of the 69 weeks? It appears that only the Persians were keeping track of the countdown, yet there must have been honest God fearing Scribes and Pharisees that knew the time was up. No mention of it until 1885AD or so and then by Scotland Yard. I can see how Jesus may have hidden the truth for the religious leaders of His time, but He certainly must have expounded this truth to His followers that Nisan 10, 32AD was exactly 69 weeks of seven from the proclamation by Artaxerxes Longimanus. It seems that after His resurrection someone would have written of this fulfillment of prophecy.
Q. From my research, I see that Daniel was taken captive around 605-600 B.C. Yet, while there, he was given a vision of prophecy that would take place 483 years into the future, the coming of the Messiah. I’m having problems reconciling the time leading up to Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday from the 69 weeks of Daniel’s prophecy and the time-frame that he was held captive. Did Daniel have an abnormally long life span?
Q. I read a booklet today that referenced Matthew 19:17 ‘Why do you ask me about what is good?’ Jesus replied. ‘There is only One who is good. If you want to enter life, obey the commandments.’ The writers used this Scripture to back up their view that we need to do works as well as have faith to receive eternal life. I know you believe we need faith alone, and I agree, but how would you counter their claim with this Scripture? To follow on, in verse 18 Jesus only said the six ‘human to human’ commandments are the one’s the rich man needed to obey. Why didn’t He say all 10?
Q. The question I have is concerning the Men from the Orient. We have been told that there were only three of them, but we really don’t know for sure. What I want to know is who came out with the idea that one of the Magi was black? Is there any biblical support for this?
Q. The Christmas carol begins; “While shepherds watched their flocks by night.” I was taught the only time shepherds watched their flocks was when the lambs have their young, which only happens in the spring of the year. Doesn’t that mean the Jewish month of Nissan (March-April) has to be when Jesus was born?
Q. “Regarding Prophecy – what is the significance of Prophecy that is fulfilled twice ( ie Historically and Futuristically) – the Abomination of Desolation occurred in AD70 and will occur in the future also the Roman Empire was in charge in the time of Jesus and will be in the future does this mean that the end times will be a repeat of the time Jesus was on earth ? What other prophecies do you think are dual fulfilled?”
Q. Will we be given new names in heaven?
Q. Re: Punishment Day? Psalm 50,Daniel 12:1,2 and Rev. 20:4 indicate that the Old Testament Saints & Tribulation martyrs will be resurrected during the glorious second coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. Before the second coming, the judgment of believers happens at the bema seat where they will be rewarded. How about the judgment of Old Testament Saints & Tribulation martyrs for their rewards?