Q. In Matthew 12:29 Jesus said we must first bind the strong man ( the devil ) then we can spoil his house. Does that mean we are to bind the devil also? I hear that in lots of churches ie: I bind you Satan in the name of Jesus. Can we bind him in the name of Jesus?
Q. Thank you, Jack, for your response to my question regarding the contention between the archangel Michael and the devil over the body of Moses after his death.
If Moses and Elijah are indeed the two witnesses spoken of in Revelation 11, then where does Enoch fit in, considering that he and Elijah are the only ones mentioned in the Bible who were taken directly to Heaven without seeing death?
Q. I have heard various points of view on this subject but cannot reach any satisfactory conclusion. As I am now 73 it has become an important matter because I do not want to arrange the wrong thing. Can you provide a biblical perspective please?
Q. The other day I was talking to someone and he pointed out these verses to me from Romans 11:25-26. “For I don’t desire you to be ignorant, brothers, of this mystery, so that you won’t be wise in your own conceits, that a partial hardening has happened to Israel, until the fullness of the Gentiles has come in, and so all Israel will be saved. Even as it is written, “There will come out of Zion the Deliverer, and he will turn away ungodliness from Jacob.
In these verses I was interested to see that it appears that we are waiting for that last Gentile to come in to the Kingdom for the rapture to happen. But Paul also stated that all of Israel will be saved. Does that mean all of Israel that is alive at the beginning of the tribulation or the ones who make it through the tribulation or something else? I have Jewish friends who are so anti-Jesus it would give me comfort to know that they will be saved.
Q. Regarding Luke 2:13-15. The last sentence of verse 15 reads, “Let’s go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about.” When did the Lord tell the shepherds about going to Bethlehem etc? Did the angels tell them or Did they know from reading the scriptures?
Q. Why don’t Christians walk into synagogues at all to preach about Christ, like Paul did in the book of Acts? Or is this just “unacceptable” in today’s culture? Maybe some do, but I haven’t heard of any. Thanks again for your ministry!
Q. I want to ask you about the beasts in Daniel 7. You identified them as the Babylonian, Media-Persian, Greek, and Roman kingdoms; many Bible scholars interpret them also this way. However, I’ve read another interpretation that they are not those kingdoms, but are others. The argument is based on verse 17: “These four great beasts are four kings who SHALL arise out of the earth” (emphasis mine). Therefore, since this vision was given to Daniel in the time of Babylonian kingdom, the first beast can not be the Babylon (because the word “shall” implies future), and so on. What’s your view on this?
Q. I came across your site earlier this year and have looked forward to reading it every day possible since. When you have a chance I wonder if you could give me your thoughts on something. Even as a child and to this day, when I read 1 Thes.4:15 – 17, I wonder why the word “remain” is used. The verses make it sound like, at the day of the resurrection/rapture, there will be few true believers left alive, like there is a great worldwide deathly persecution just before that day.
Q. Hebrews 13:5 says that God will never leave us nor forsake us, but Philippians 4:9 says that God will be with us if we continue to do what God tells us. How do I reconcile these verses?
Q. I can’t help but wonder why the last two chapters of Daniel were omitted from our modern bibles. They show strength of our Lord and are a testimony to Daniel’s greatness as a prophet and religious man. Any thoughts on this?