Did Ezekiel Know Daniel?

Q.  I’ve come across a verse I hadn’t either considered before, or just hadn’t thought about.  “Behold, you are wiser than Daniel!  There is no secret that can be hidden from you! (Ez. 28:3).
I know the Lord was sending a message to the ruler of Tyre through Ezekiel,  but my question is, how did Ezekiel know about Daniel, and how did the ruler of Tyre seemingly have all this knowledge?

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7 Years Left Or 3 1/2?

Q.  The Jews have yet to complete the 70th week of Daniel to reconcile themselves with God. We know that it will be done by recognizing Jesus as their savior.  His ministry lasted for 3 1/2 years. Why isn’t that counted towards the 7 years of the 70th week leaving 3/1/2 years for the Great Tribulation?

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Why Did Paul Go To Jerusalem?

Q.  My questions concern Paul’s last visit to Ephesus where he was warned, more than once by people prophesying, prompted by the Spirit, that Paul should not go there, but he did so and ignored their warnings. Then, once he got there, he appeared to submit to the Judaizers in order to appease them and show that he was an Observant Jew, and did uphold following Law. Amazing, since he earlier taught so vehemently against  the Law and he himself coined the word Judaizer.Why, in your opinion, did he do this?

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Jewish Tradition

Q. I was wondering what your source is when you say according to “Jewish history” or “Jewish tradition.” I listen to your mp3 studies all the time.   In fact I burn them to a disc and listen to them during my morning drive to work. I have searched the Internet over and cannot find a Jewish tradition or Jewish history site. I really enjoy all the historical background that you add to your studies. If I could only find a church that teaches like you do, I would show up every Sunday.

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Exercising Good Stewardship

Q. We give our tithe to the church and the money goes for all kinds of needs for the church and different ministries.  There are so many needs in our church community and we have missionary needs as well. I know some of the money goes to these things but when you see churches buying things that don’t help much like a $100,000 sign to advertise what is going on or upcoming events, I have this feeling something is wrong. Hope you can help me out with this.

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Opposed To The Point Of Anger

Q.  Why is a large segment of the Christian community so vehemently opposed to the idea of the Rapture? No matter how many times the Scriptures  that support a Pre-Trib Rapture are pointed out to them, they deny that’s what they are saying and sayt the Rapture is a relatively new concept. It seems amazing to me that so many feel that Christians will have to suffer God’s Wrath in order to be saved. It is very frustrating to have any type of meaningful discussion on the subject as they are so entrenched in their belief, to the point of anger and attack.

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Baptized But Not Born Again?

Q.  Ephesians 1:13 says “And you also were included in Christ when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation. Having believed, you were marked in him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit…”: are these “having believed”people only the born-again ones? What I’m trying to figure out is the destiny of the baptized people who will not be raptured because they were not spiritually re-born: was the Holy Spirit sealed within them at the moment of baptism?

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Life After The Rapture

Q.  Is our character fixed after we are raptured and given our glorious body? Will we continue to grow in spirit once we are in heaven? Also, in Rev 6:9-11, the souls under God’s altar in heaven was crying out to the Lord asking Him how long will it be before He avenge their blood on the earth dwellers. Does this mean that we will also be able to pray for others on earth after we depart from this world or are raptured?

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Witnesses Or Servants?

Q. My dad is a faithful believer who has end stage bone cancer. He has always held to a mid-tribulation rapture theology, but lately that view has become a source of torment, as he contemplates leaving his loved ones behind to the cruel persecution of believers that he foresees. I have tried to comfort him with your articles teaching about a pre-trib rapture and he has actually come close to seeing your point of view a few times.  His only remaining problem concerns the 144,000. He doesn’t believe people will be getting saved by grace after the rapture, so why do we call the 144,000 “witnesses” especially when the Bible never calls them that?  This is no big deal to me, but I’d sure like an answer for my dad. Why do we call them witnesses anyway? Continue reading…

Methuselah

Q. From looking at men’s ages and the time of the flood, assuming I did my math right, it shows that the oldest man, Methuselah died the year of the flood.  Was he also one of the sinners on earth that was killed by the flood or did he die before hand, or can one know…and I know it probably doesn’t even matter.

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