A Model Of The Kingdom

Q.  Knowing the Word of God cannot contradict itself, how do you interpret Matthew 16:28? Were there any present who would not “taste death” or is there another teaching here?

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Are The Church And Israel Separate?

Q. On the Christian Forum I belong to, this statement was made: “Forget Matthew Henry commentaries and don’t force the bible say something it doesn’t say. There is, in truth, no such thing as “the church” (as defined since the 2nd century) mentioned in the bible whatsoever. That is a post-biblical (and quite intentional) error of translation that causes all kinds of contradictions of interpretation.”

This person went on to say  that the word “Church” as translated in the all versions of Scripture is a deliberate attempt to separate Jews and Gentiles by the Catholic Church?  Is this true?

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Is Belief A Work?

Q. I watched a show where the preacher claimed the Bible says that belief is not going to get you saved and that belief is a work.   How do we know we are saved? How do we know for sure we are doing God’s will and not being selfish?  I am scared that I have missed out all these years.  If believing is not part of “faith” then what is Faith?

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A Powerful Delusion

Q.  I was wondering  if you believe people are under a supernatural delusion as described in 2 Thessalonians 2:11 today or will this powerful delusion not be sent until some time during the Tribulation? It seems to me that people are walking around today unable to discern truth from lies. They seem to be oblivious to the rise of evilness and corruptness not only in other countries but also right here in the U.S. When do you think the Lord will send this strong delusion to the people who have not learned the truth of his existence?

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Dealing With Difficult People

Q.   Do you think God puts difficult people in our lives for a purpose? Do you think God wants us to spend more time with difficult people and let friendly people out of our lives? Do you think He puts them there to shape us, to mold us, to change our hearts, and to helps us grow to become more Christ-like (i.e conforming to the image of His Son-which is spiritual growth)?

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Eternal Sonship Of Jesus?

Q.  Would you please help me with the understanding of Ps 2:7.   There are those that teach that there is no eternal sonship and then this verse is quoted. I believe that our Lord Jesus was the Word and that the Word was with God and the word was God. This Word became flesh and dwelt amongst us. That all things were created by Him and for Him. The Bible also teaches that He was before all things and by Him all things consist. Does this verse refer to a time when the Father defined the role of the Son or is there another meaning?

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The Way It Was Meant To Be. Follow Up

Q.  Re: The Way It Was Meant To Be.  Why is it necessary to “lump” into a general category, “prosperity teachers” and then accuse that “group” of being greedy and spending all their money on themselves? I find this distasteful and not very gracious.  My husband follows you and thinks that when I listen to some whom he lumps in with your description, they are “false”.  Yet I read your article, and it agrees completely with the lessons that my “prosperity” teachers have taught me!!

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The Blood Moons And the Peace Treaty

Q.  I just read your article The Coming Blood Moons. I agree with your thoughts, although there’s a high probability that something of prophetic significance will happen in or to Israel between the spring of 2014 and the fall of 2015.  Do you think that it could be the signing of the peace treaty with Israel ?  I was reading in Joshua 9 where they were tricked into signing a treaty without consulting with The Lord. The United States is pushing so hard for Israel to sign this treaty, I can see them being pressured into signing before long. What are your thoughts?

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How Many Temples Will There Be?

Q. From reading your different articles along with the Bible, I understand that the 3rd temple to be built, that the Anti Christ will desecrate, will be built supposedly after the Ezekiel Battle.  Is that the same temple that will remain when Christ comes back for the 1000 year reign?  Or is the 3rd temple destroyed by the Anti Christ and a 4th built in the Millennium that the Jews will do their sacrifices in during that 1000 years?  Thank you for your time and answers.  I have loved studying God’s Word along with your interpretations.

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