Why Aren’t The Books Of The Apocrypha In All Bibles?

Q. I heard recently that the Catholic Bible contains 7 more books than does our own Bible. I wonder why there is a discrepancy. Were they originally included but removed later by Protestant reformers? Or were these extra books added by the Catholic Church after the original compilation of the Bible? Do they have any value to Bible believing Christians or should they be avoided as uninspired and possibly flawed?  Thank you so much for your intellectual and spiritual generosity. Your ministry is a continual blessing in my life.

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Second Passover

Q.  If everything in the Old Testament has meaning spiritually…. What does the second passover mean to us?

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On Eagles’ Wings

Q.  In Revelation 12:14, It says that when the Antichrist moves against Israel there will be given to Israel two wings of a great eagle so that she may fly into the place where she is nourished for time, times and half a time. Is the great eagle the United States and will we be protecting Israel?

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A 10 Day Rapture?

Q.  I read an article recently where the author says that the rapture will take around 10 days, the dead rising first then us.  He was using Rev. 2:10 to back this up.  He also says that we should have a 10 day supply of food and water saved because of riots that will happen during this 10 day event,  I just don’t see all that from this verse. Do you think he is right about all this?

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Jesus And The Rapture. Follow Up

Q.  Re: John 11:25-26.  Inferring the rapture from “Whoever lives and believes in me will never die” seems like a big stretch.  Does the “whosoever” in John 3:16 exclude everyone but the Church? No. Sometimes you add personal thinking not drawn from a strict reading of the text. Sorry if I’ve missed something. “Will never die” implies eternal life; not the rapture.

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A Deeper Faith?

Q. You have been so helpful in the past, I have another question for you that may benefit others. Jesus said that anything we ask that is in the will of our Father would be granted. If we ask God to increase our faith and love for him, will he do that? I know that Jesus is the author and finisher of our faith, but does that include giving us a deeper love for him?

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Methuselah And The Great Flood

Q.  At a recent Bible Study the teacher said that GOD  started the flood on the day that Methuselah died .  Have you ever heard this?  I can not find it in my KJV Bible . Is this a Jewish tradition or math?

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Vegetarianism

Q. Is vegetarianism in the Bible? I read that Daniel went vegetarian to avoid eating sinful foods offered by the king.  Jesus was a Nazarene. Weren’t they vegetarians? Jesus fed the people fish but it did not say that he actually ate it.  The ten commandments say not to kill. Doesn’t that include animals?

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