What Is The Origin Of Good Friday?

Q. I agree with you that the day of the Lord’s death on the Cross was Thursday.  My question is, why do we call Friday, “Good Friday?”  Even if the day of death was Friday, why would it be called good?

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Right Side Of Easter, Wrong Side Of Pentecost

Q. What did you mean in your MP-3 study of Gospel of Mark when you said : “They are on the right side of Easter, but on the wrong side of Pentecost” in reference to Christians who bear no fruit?  I thought by definition if you have no spirit in you (i.e. on the wrong side of Pentecost), you are not a Christian.

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The Pharisee And The Tax Collector

Q.  Re: Luke 18:9-14, the Parable of the Pharisee and the Tax Collector.   For whatever reason, I love this scripture, but at the same time, it scares me.  I’m sure I’m to look at the very first part of the scripture for the context.  But, I am thankful for so many things that could be part of my life but are not.  I’m not on drugs or alcohol,  I don’t commit crimes, etc.  I know this is not from my own power, I know it is the Lord.  But how can I pray to express my thankfulness for not being caught up in these lifestyles without it seeming that I’m exalting myself like the Pharisee?

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Raptured Children

Q. I am searching scripture looking for something that tells me that the children under the age of accountability will also be taken in the rapture. A friend asked me this and I told her that yes they would be removed at the rapture but could not back-up my statement with scripture that actually spells that out.

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Still More On Blood Moons

Q.  I know you have written that you do not think there is any correlation between activities in Israel, the Bible and the moon and sun eclipses. but I do not call it “ironic” that there were eclipses in 1493, a year after America was discovered and the Jews persecuted in Spain; during the 1948 period Israel became a nation again; and then again in ’67-’68 during Israel’s six-day war, a war fraught with miracles. NASA has said these blood moons and total eclipses of the sun have only occurred three times during the past 500 years, as I’ve noted above, and every time Israel has been affected.

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Taking The Mark For Eternal Life?

Q.  In Genesis the devil tells Eve the lie that she will not die.  In Revelation during the tribulation men will desire death but will not be able to die.  I read somewhere that this might have something to do with taking the mark of the beast, a temporary inability to die.  Something the devil might offer to get people to take the mark, everlasting life, just to discover the horror of another of his lies.  I know it is speculation but the thought came up as well as the idea to ask your opinion.  What do you think?

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The Lord’s Childhood

Q. There are dozens of accounts about Jesus’ childhood.  Most are fanciful, others are reported as “factual” in varying degrees.  Is there any account of Jesus’ childhood that you feel confident to recommend as the “most factual”?

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Jews, Gentiles, And The Church

Q. A friend of mine and I were talking about how we are all descendants of Adam and Eve.  Were they Jews?  If so why aren’t we all ? If not when did the separation between Jews and Gentiles begin and why? Continue reading…

Confirming The Treaty

Q. Re: Daniel 9:27.  In your viewpoint, is there any treaty presently in existence that AC merely has to blow the dust off and resurrect or confirm, or are we still waiting for that special treaty to be written? Continue reading…