How Did Revelation Get Distributed?

Q. Since John was exiled to Patmos, how did the letters to the seven Churches get distributed?  While we’re at it, how did the book of Revelation get dispersed and enter the cannon of scriptures?  I thought being exiled meant that there was nobody around.

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The Days Of Noah

Q. I was talking to a minister friend of mine, who believes that times are going to get rough for us Christians prior to the rapture.  He doesn’t believe we’ll go thru any of the tribulation, but just that things will get rough.  He also mentioned about the end times being like the days of Noah, that Noah preached for 120 years while building the ark, and suggested that we should add 120 years to 1948 for the timing of the 2nd Coming to be consistent the Lord’s prophecy in  Matt. 24:37. What do you think?

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What Is Idolatry?

Q. I have two questions.  What is idolatry exactly? Is it just greed?  Also, in 2 Timothy 4:3,“ For the time will come when people will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear” What would these teachers be telling them?

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Confident Or Careless?

Q. I have seen other commentators use “confidently” in their interpretation of Ezek. 38:11 where you use “carelessly”.  They say the word is meant to imply they’re confident in their ability to repel any attack, not that they have their guard down.  What do you think of that interpretation?

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More On The Holy Spirit

Q. I really enjoy your website, thanks for all the work you do.  Here is my question.  In Psalms 51:11 David says” Cast me not away from thy presence; and take not thy holy spirit from me”. First off, I thought believers were not given the Holy Spirit until after Jesus’ crucifixion and resurrection.  My next question is why did he pray “take not thy Holy Spirit from me”? It sounds to me as if the Holy Spirit could be taken back.  Any insight into this scripture would be appreciated. Thank you!

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The Resurrection of Tribulation Saints

Q. My question is in regards to the tribulation saints. I believe that when Jesus come in the rapture, we and all others who died in Christ will get perfected bodies. The ones that died will be resurrected right? If so, does this mean that there will be a second resurrection for the tribulation believers who die? Thank you for your help.

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Did Paul Write Paul’s Epistles?

Q. My sister’s church is having a Bible study and the instructor has told them every seminary and those who attend them know that Paul didn’t write all the epistles in the New Testament, that one was even written several years after his death, I know there are attempts all the time to try to discredit the Bible but I was caught off guard with this teaching.

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Continuing To Sin

Q.  Re: 1 John 3:6-10.  The Bible speaks clearly here that if a person continues to sin after having obviously made a genuine profession of faith and demonstrated it for years and who is deeply spiritual, that he is lost. How can that be since the person’s prior walk demonstrated very clearly that he was saved.  In fact in spite of sexual immorality the person continues to preach the clear gospel. But since he keeps on sinning this passage says he has never known Christ and the man is positive that he has known him.

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Millennial Life Spans

Q.  Will all the righteous who enter into the millennium (and born during it) live to see Satan released at the end? I know the Bible says that a sinner will die 100 years old but it doesn’t give a number for the righteous. It just compares their life length to that of a tree. Kind of like what happened with Rayford in the Left Behind series. He lived through the 7 years AND the entire 1000 year reign of Christ.

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Soul Ties

Q.  I have several friends that have a thing about soul ties.  Have you ever heard of this?  They seem to think any ex or lover or whatever you’ve touched leaves you bound to them in some way.  Emotionally, spiritually, just whatever.  And of course it must be dealt with, and from what I can gather it’s a painful and difficult ordeal.

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