Is Gambling A Sin?

Q. I want to know if gambling in general is a sin or just certain forms. The reason I ask this is because my spring break is coming up and I wanted to gamble at a casino on my trip. I decided I would play with $100 and none more. If I win some, great. If not, no big deal. I like the rush of a winning hand, it’s just for excitement. I’ve played before and lost about $70 and it was no big deal, just something to do on vacation. I know I’m not going to develop a gambling problem, so is it still a sin? Continue reading…

Do We Have Our New Heart Yet?

Q. Both Jeremiah and Ezekiel prophesied that believers would have “a new heart” (Jer. 31:33, Ezek. 11:19-20 and 36:26-27), and Paul and other N.T. writers seem to indicate this prophecy has come true in Rom. 2:29, Rom. 6:17, and Heb. 8:10.

Would you say that this prophecy has been fulfilled or do you believe the new heart is not yet available to us? Continue reading…

Was There An Ice Age?

Q. Since there is no mention of it in the Bible I have often wondered if there actually ever was an “ice age” as many in science claim with certainty there was, or if all the physical evidence that they point to was actually caused by the flood. Do you have any thoughts on this? Continue reading…

Are We Closer To The Rapture Now?

Q. Now that Mr. Netanyahu is the prime minister of Israel it seems more possible (to me) that Psalm 83 could come into the picture. It is a more likely scenario now than in the case of victory of his political opponents, knowing both parties political stance and ideas about the peace process. I read opinions from those who think that Mr. Netanyahu going to bend to the international pressure concerning the peace process and there will be an agreement (land for peace if necessary). They are anxiously waiting for a peace agreement to happen which can be confirmed by the future AC, cause they yearn for the rapture. Their fear is that the more distant the peace agreement seems the more distant the rapture is.  I’d like to know our opinion. Continue reading…

Maintaining Tribal Identity

Q. My question is, during the time of Jesus Ministry, was there tribal identity?  If yes, is that the reason Luke and Matthew were able to accurately write the genealogy of Jesus in the gospels?  Did the Jews have some remnant of the other 10 tribes of Israel in their midst during the ministry of Jesus?

Also,  how do the present day people of Israel tell to which tribe they belong to?   Can the tribal identity be found out through some of the latest Bio-technologies using DNA samples of a Jewish person?  And how does God separate the twelve tribes apart in Rev 7:4-8 before the Great Tribulation begins? Will He be the first to separate the tribes of present day Israel through His omniscience and allow them to enter the Millennium once again by their tribal identity? Continue reading…

The Timing Of Ezekiel 38

Q. Some scholars preaches that the war of Gog and Magog is at the beginning of the Great Tribulation.  Others believe that it will start at the beginning of Daniel’s 70th Week. It says in the word of God that it takes seven months for the Jewish people to bury the dead and seven years for them to use the fuel left by those who attacked them. If the first view is correct  and Ezekiel’s war does not start till the Great tribulation, then the seven years it takes to use the fuel left by Russia and others will over lap into the one thousand year millennium.  I do not see that happening since it seems to differ with the word of God.

What are your thoughts ?

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The Rapture And The Scroll Of Remembrance

Q. What is your view in regards to the book of remembrance and the rapture of the church in respect to one’s salvation?  It would seem to me that one could be saved and still not go in the rapture due to their inclusion/exclusion in the book of the remembrance spoke about in the book of Malachi ch 3. Continue reading…

More On Speaking In Tongues

Q. I have always heard that speaking in tongues in the evidence of the baptism of the holy spirit. My Mother has never spoke in tongues but I am sure she is spirit filled. I know she is very shy and feels people are always looking down on her. Because of her my brother and sister are saved along with many of my extended family on my fathers side. She wants to have a prayer language. Also I cannot find the verse in the bible that states that speaking in tongues is evidence. Thank you so much for your help on this. I love reading your website. It has been alot of help to me. Continue reading…

Who Is The Bride? Follow Up

Q. If there’s no difference between believers as far as being the Bride is concerned, what heavenly benefit is there for those who love the Lord so much that they want to please Him and be “after His own heart”…as He describes King David….versus someone who just stays a baby Christian and never comes to know Him in a very personal way? Continue reading…

Ezekiel And The Fall Of Judah

Q. Why did God have Ezekiel prophesy the destruction of Israel and Judah?  I thought Israel and Judah were already destroyed before the days of Ezekiel because, Ezekiel said in the beginning of his book that he was in the midst of captivity.  Where was Ezekiel located (where did he live) during the time he was prophesying? Continue reading…