Are God’s Promises Conditional?

Q. I was reading the bible and noticed in 2Kings where God told Hezekiah that he would die ,but when he repented, God took the judgment off and gave him another 15 years. So does that mean what God says or promises is conditional. If God told someone that they wouldn’t die, and then they commit a serious sin, can God let the person die. Continue reading…

A Christian Holocaust?

Q. Do you think that believers may have to go through a christian holocaust – similar to the Jews before the rapture? There is so much talk about the “camps” that are being set up in our country and of course the government getting bigger and controlling more? I have a handicapped little boy and I trust in God, but at the same time I am scared. I read scripture everyday and I pray that God will strengthen me in his word. Yet I find I have fear when I think of my son. I have cried to the Lord for strength and wisdom as he is all I can trust. I hope my faith is strong and that I will trust to the end – but this is so scary and I believe it could happen in the future. Any thoughts? Continue reading…

How Does Satan Attack Us?

Q. I understand that Satan attacks us through our minds.  How does he do this?  I know all the scriptures re: girding up the mind, stay alert, think on these things, etc., are more than likely our best defense.  Do you have some insight into this? Continue reading…

Is Civil Disobedience OK?

Q. Thank you so much for the time you have given to Bible Study and the ministry you are doing today. Many are benefiting from your knowledge.  May God bless you richly.

I have a question: What does Scripture have to say about Christians rebelling against a repressive government? Continue reading…

Teach Your Children Well

Q. As I grow and learn all that God wants to teach me, I’m more and more burdened for my children.  (ages 11,8,and 5).  Last night, during our evening family devotion, the older two began asking questions that tied in with end-times and were related to a passage in Thessalonians we had just read.  There sentiments were of course those of fear that they might get left behind or have to endure hardship in the last days.  I tried to comfort them by telling them that instead of worrying over what might happen, they should be mostly concerned about their salvation and their personal relationship with the Lord.  Continue reading…

One Temple Cleansing Or Two?

Q. In our weekly Bible study, a discussion arose about the cleansing of the temple by Jesus.  One of the individuals in the study said that there are two separate instances where Jesus cleanses the temple.  He sited the synoptic gospels as one account, and John’s as a separate account.  Is there only one time when Jesus cleansed the temple or were there two?  If there is only one, how do I explain to my brother they are all the same account? Continue reading…

Contemporary Vs. Traditional Music

Q.  I love the Lord and have responded to His call to a music ministry.  Some Christians condemn contemporary Christian music as satanic and deceiving, but I have seen and felt the spirit of God flow through our congregation during worship.  I respect the individual tastes and preferences of his saints. But I think it’s unfair for  people to make blanket condemnations about this type of ministry. What is your take on this issue?

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Is Stocking Up For My Unbelieving Husband OK?

Q. I have written before regarding the fact that I am unequally yoked–my husband is Jewish–because several issues have come up that I really needed guidance on, and your answers have been very helpful. This current issue is no exception, but it’s not so much a spiritual question as a practical one with a spiritual basis. Continue reading…

Was Darius Queen Esther’s Son?

Q. I just read an article in the Jerusalem Post that quotes a 13th century Rabbi saying that Esther’s son was named Darius.

I am not real familiar with the exact period of time that Ester lived and affected the life of the Persian King but I believe it was during the time of the Babylonian exile. Is it possible that this Darius is the same king that gave the order to rebuild the Temple? Continue reading…

Praying For Israel

Q. I am increasingly aware of the pressure on Israel from Islamists and their so-called supporters, especially over the recent (and ongoing) crisis in Palestine.

My problem lies here. I know that it is right that Israel should not bow to the manipulation and aggression of her enemies, but how, as Christians, do we reconcile this with the scripture in Romans 12, which tells us to love our enemies and be kind to those who hurt us.  To not repay evil with evil, but defeat it by doing good.  Thank you for your wisdom.

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