Explaining The Transfiguration

Q. My nephew was raised in a Catholic Church. He has a very high IQ. He has turned agnostic, borderline atheist. He uses one verse to stand by his non belief. Matthew 16:28 states; Verily I say unto you, there be some standing here, which shall not taste of death, till they see the Son of man coming in his kingdom. Obviously he has not come, and there is no one alive from that time. How do I explain this? Your help would be greatly appreciated. Continue reading…

When Will God Intervene?

Q. Though I was raised in a “Christian” home, my father was abusive during my entire childhood. I would see him in church, raising his hands in worship and praying for others, since he was a deacon in the church, then he would then beat me and my siblings in between services.  I always prayed to God to change my daddy, but He never did. Continue reading…

Did The Lord Violate His Own Commandment?

Q. Having just watched a tele movie about Moses, I wondered why God told Moses and his people “Thou shall not kill” as part of the 10 commandments, yet a short time later, in Joshua, God commands his people to kill every one, women and children included? Continue reading…

Should We Follow Corrupt Leaders?

Q. The Bible says to submit to authority because it is established by God. Doesn’t this mean that the American Revolution was wrong? Also, what about governments that are actively committing genocide? Should the Jews in the Warsaw Ghetto not have resisted? Doesn’t this mean that Stalin, Hitler, Mao, Pol Pot, etc. were all put in place by God and that they should have been obeyed even they mercilessly massacred their own people? I am confused. Continue reading…

Ezekiel 38, Joel 2 Follow Up

Q. Could I ask a follow up on the question about Joel 2 and Ezekiel concerning Armageddon?  Could Ezekiel 39:9-13 simply be talking about the clean up after Armageddon?  Burning the weapons would seem appropriate seeing how they wouldn’t be needed anymore?  I know that biblical scholarship see’s these two events as separate.  However, does the old testament speak of Armageddon if Ezekiel is not it? Continue reading…

Christians And Leviticus, Follow Up

Q. Your answer on Christians and Leviticus brings up something that has been bothering me lately. In Old Testament times God said that eating pork was an abomination. Since God is the same yesterday, today, and forever, why is it not an abomination for us today? That also brings up the subject of homosexuality. Would that not also apply to homosexuality being an abomination to God in the Old Testament but not for Christians? Why does that comparison not fly. I am hetero- but I’m just curious at the contrast. Continue reading…

Appointed To Eternal Life?

Q. RE: Acts 13:48. ” When the Gentiles heard this, they were glad and honored the word of the Lord; and all who were appointed for eternal life believed. ” Does this mean that there are some people appointed to be saved and others appointed for destruction? Continue reading…

Sabbath In The Millennium

Q. I understand thru your teachings about the sacrifices returning to the worship practices in the millennium.  My question is about the Sabbath.  Is there any mention of a Sabbath day being observed during this 1000 years? Thank you so much for your insight and may you be blessed for all your study and teaching of God’s word. Continue reading…

Eunuchs In The Bible

Q. I have often wondered about eunuchs in the Bible, e.g the Ethiopian eunuch, and the eunuchs our Lord refers to in Matthew 19:12. Why are they eunuchs, and for what purpose(s)? Continue reading…