Will Babylon Be Desolate Or Not?

Q. I was wondering why in the passages pertaining to the Doom of Babylon (Specifically Isaiah 13-14 and Jeremiah 50-51) there appears to be a contradiction when some passages say that the land would never be inhabited again by man or beast versus the land would be abandoned by men but would be inhabited by animals. Are they talking about different periods of its destruction? How are those verses reconciled with each other?

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How Can We Prepare For This?

Q.  There has been much speculation on the next horrific attack to hit the U.S.  I have heard from more that a few sources, some are Christian, that the borders remain open to welcome terrorists and their weapons into major cities with the goal of annihilating millions and thereby fulfilling the power structure’s intention to reduce world population. Is any of this Biblical for the US and will it precede the Rapture? I understand the military and  political  leaders have underground cities designed to survive such an attack but the rest of us are sitting ducks. How could one possibly prepare for something this catastrophic?

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God In A Man’s Body

Q. I comprehend your view that the Lord became a man for all time. However, I wonder if He can discorporate at will and function like a spirit (whatever form He used to have). What if Jesus resides mainly in human form but can voluntarily set it aside to do important work or something?

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Interpreting Bible Verses

Q.  Is it correct thinking to take any verse from the Bible and apply it to ourselves. For example,  I have friends who love Jeremiah 29:11 saying it gives them great hope. But if I understand it correctly this verse was written to Israel during the Babylonian captivity. It seems like they’re taking a message out of context and applying it to themselves in an effort to make themselves feel better. I know there are verses in the New Testament which are written to the Gentile church, but can all Bible verses be applied to anyone?

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Re: Gog and Magog War

Q. When this happens the Jews will be burying bodies for seven months and burning weapons for seven years, according to scripture. Would these scriptures not indicate that this war would have to happen before the Rapture? They could not be burning weapons during the entire seven year tribulation because in the last 3 ½ years, they will have to flee for their lives and will be under great persecution. I cannot see them taking the time to burn weapons during the Great Tribulation because God will be protecting them in Petra. So many things will be happening during the last 3 ½ years, I just can’t see how they could burn weapons for the entire tribulation period.

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ISIL And Psalm 83?

Q.  It’s interesting that the “L in “ISIL” (the name by which the al-Qaeda group originally called themselves, and by which our current administration still refers to them) stands for “Levant”, which incorporates the countries (Lebanon, Syria, Israel, and Jordan, along with portions of southern Turkey and the Sinai peninsula) that are indicated in Psalm 83.

I’m sure it’s just one more of those “chasing prophecy with headlines” things, but it does make you wonder if IS going to eventually stage an attack on Israel that results in the Psalm 83 prophecy being fulfilled?

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A Day’s Wages For A Loaf Of Bread?

Q.  Hope this won’t sound frivolous. During the Tribulation; it will take a day’s wages to buy a one day supply of food. How will people be able to pay for their other expenses? (Rent, mortgages, utilities, gasoline, etc.)

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Monogamous Marriage?

Q. How did the practice of marrying more than one wife come about since Jesus said marriage is between one woman and one man.  We are studying the story of Leah and Rachel and its bugging me that Jacob married more than one woman.  When/why did this practice stop?

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Won’t They All Freeze?

Q.  Matt. 24:29 says that immediately after the end of the Great Tribulation the Sun will be darkened and the Moon will not give it’s light.  How can that happen without everyone freezing to death?

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Passover And FirstFruits

Q.  My question relates to the day in which we recognize the resurrection of Christ. In one or two articles you say that Christ rose again on the Sunday after Passover. There is a problem with that because Passover jumps to different days on our Gregorian calendar. Do you say that it is the Sunday after Passover in order to keep it simple for those who don’t know?

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