My Friend Can’t Accept Forgiveness

Q. I worry about my friend. She believes that God forgives her sin  but does not accept His forgiveness because she tells herself she is unworthy.  I know in regards to our salvation, when we believe we are sinners and realize we need a savior, we also need to accept Jesus as our Savior or we would remain in our sins.  Is the same true of forgiveness? How can I help her?

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Celebrating The Feasts

Q. After the birth of the church on the day of Pentecost (which was mostly if not all Jewish) did the members of the church continue to practice or celebrate the seven feasts? Here is the reasoning behind my question (and please correct me if I am wrong)… the Lord never intended the Jewish people to stop being Jewish, He just intended for them (like all of us) to be believers in the one whom the Father had sent. So would practicing/celebrating the feasts of Israel be considered legalistic?  I can’t wait to hear your answer… Continue reading…

First Fruit Giving

Q. I just heard of first fruit giving, I don’t mind giving and even giving as a first fruit giving, just don’t know enough about the subject and would like to know more about it. Can it still be used for today in a biblical principle? Will God honor it like in the old testament times? Is it wrong? Continue reading…

The Wisdom Of Solomon

Q. I am wondering what to make of Proverbs 8 and the discussion of “Wisdom.” How does this chapter relate to Jesus? Also, what are Christians to make of Apocryphal books like Wisdom of Solomon? Continue reading…

Ghost Hunting

Q. A friend of mine used to be my pastor, very committed to the cause. After the dissolution of the church though, it seemed to devastate him, and he no longer attends church, and has gotten involved with ghost hunting and other bad habits. As far as the ghost hunting is concerned, is it considered occultist? I also fear that with him ghost hunting, from what I hear, they can follow and come home with you. Is any of this true? Can you elaborate on the subject? Continue reading…

Israel Or Palestine?

Q. The other day I was at work and talking to a co-worker and Israel came up about the war. He was saying that the Israelis were not being fair to the Palestinian people because it was not their land (country). He was saying to give the land back to the Palestine people. Could you put some clarity on this?  Continue reading…

One Year Sooner?

Q. I have enjoyed reading through your web site.  I notice that you make several references to the second coming happening 70 years after the rebirth of Israel in 1948.  Thus, by assuming our calendar year of 365 days, the second coming could happen in 2018 with a rapture in 2011.  However, if you assume a 360 day year (a prophetic year), and calculate that 70 360 day years equals roughly 69 365 day years, then the second coming could  actually occur in 2017 with a rapture sometime in 2010.  Basically, a 360 day year would make everything happen a full year earlier than you suggest.  Any comments? Continue reading…

Another Rapture Timing Question

Q. First of all, I just want to commend you for your excellent Biblical responses. I have a question regarding the Rapture. I know none of us know the exact time of this event. You maintain that the Rapture will more than likely occur before the 7 year Tribulation. When I read 2nd Thessalonians 2:1-9, it almost seems that the Rapture will occur during the middle of the Tribulation when perhaps the Holy spirit is taken out of the way,and the man of lawlessness is revealed when he takes his seat in the Temple. Continue reading…

The Children In Africa

Q. Can you offer me advice, on what to say when somebody brings up the “little kids are getting slaughtered in Africa so God must not exist” card? When I was talking to my step-dad he brought this up and told me Africa to him is a proof that God doesn’t exist. I really had no response to this. And I hate when that happens cause I feel I have let God down by not refuting properly. Continue reading…

How Do I Know When God Is Testing Me?

Q. When you’re facing a horrible, trying event in your life, how do you know if it’s a trial or testing from the Lord or not? I know that He allows us to go through things for various reasons, for example, to draw us closer to Himself, to grow as children of God, etc. But how do we know when it’s not from Him? When that instinct is telling us, no this is not right, how do we know that that instinct is correct and from the Lord or that it’s just selfish human nature trying to steer us away from what the Lord wants for us? Continue reading…