The Gaza War And Prophecy

Q. I’m curious and as always expecting the soon return of the Lord. If the current trouble in Israel and Gaza turns out to be something in any way prophetic, what in your opinion do you think we’d see and what might it be?  It could still be one of the many wars that Jesus said would occur in the last days, right? Yet anything that relates to Israel must have some value in that regard.  Also, it seems I read in the Word that Gaza once belonged to Judah. Is this correct? Continue reading…

Is The 70 Year Lifespan Obsolete?

Q. I would like to respectfully suggest that the 70 to 80 year estimate of when all things have to come to pass before Jesus’ return is a bit low. In the article it is stated that “some of the ones born around the time Israel became a state will still be alive when all is fulfilled. If you consider modern geriatric medicine and what it has already done for life spans and what it promises in the near future it is possible that there could be some from that generation who will live to over 100 years. Continue reading…

A Partial Rapture?

Q. When recently listening to a popular prophecy preacher he stated that only those ready would be raptured.  He further stated that if a Christian is behind  in their tithe that they should borrow the money to get caught up because with the things he had heard at the recent prophecy conference in Dallas he and other prophecy preachers believed Christians that are “ready” would not see 2010.  He and others I have heard state that only the overcomers will be raptured.  How can we be saved by grace and nothing else but work to keep our salvation?  Your thoughts on this would be helpful. Continue reading…

Doubting My Salvation

Q. I asked Christ to come into my life over 33 years ago and for the first 30 years I never doubted that I was His. Now that it appears we may be nearing the time of the end, I’ve been fearful that I’m not saved for some reason. I’ve always been a believer in once saved, always saved, so why am I having these fears and doubts? Is it the enemy messing with me or could it be that I’ve not spent regular time with the Lord in recent years or what? I know we can’t rely on feelings, but it’s very unsettling to doubt my salvation after so many years of feeling totally secure.  Continue reading…

More In Store For Moab?

Q. There has been a lot of talk about the Isaiah 17 scenario but I was wondering if the “Burden of Moab” in Isaiah 15:1,2 could not be included in the Isaiah 17 and Psalm 83 war?  I think the Moab area would be included in this conflict as well.  Any comments or thoughts would be deeply appreciated. Continue reading…

King James Only?

Q. Thank you again for your web site and the time you take to answer questions.  I was Reading an article about why this man who is well educated considers the KJV to be the only Bible version that is accurate. I know you also use the NIV besides the KJV when you have written your articles.  I would like to know what you think about what this man said about the KJV being the only accurate Bible version. Continue reading…

Who Will Inhabit Israel During The Millennium?

Q. We know from the “sheep and goats” judgment that only “saved” humans will enter into the Kingdom.  By “saved”, I mean those who accepted Jesus’ sacrifice as payment for their sins, and survived the Great Tribulation. In addition, we will have resurrected Old Testament saints and The Church. Continue reading…

Is The US Abandoning Israel?

Q. I recently read an intelligence report claiming that the US has a long term policy of abandoning Israel, in spite of what we hear.   If the US turns its back on Israel, that means it will be judged by God. My question is, will the Lord protect the Church in America, or will the righteous be destroyed with the wicked? May God have mercy on us! Continue reading…

Questions About John’s Letters

Q. First, thank you for your obedience to our Lord.  May our Father bless you and yours, meeting all your needs abundantly and propsering you and yours with peace, health, and spiritual gifts abounding.

I am concerned with two passages from John’s letters.  1 John 5:16-18:

“If anyone sees his brother commit a sin that does not lead to death, he should pray and God will give him life. I refer to those whose sin does not lead to death. There is a sin that leads to death. I am not saying that he should pray about that.  All wrongdoing is sin, and there is sin that does not lead to death.  We know that anyone born of God does not continue to sin; the one who was born of God keeps him safe, and the evil one cannot harm him.

He’s clearly speaking of a ‘brother’…someone in the faith.  Then he talks about a sin that leads to death, which should not be prayed about, and a sin that doesn’t lead to death, which we should pray about.  What is he referring to?  And then there’s vs. 18 saying if we continue in sin, we don’t have God because if we are truly born of God, we don’t sin.  This scares me. Badly! Continue reading…

Becoming Unable To Defend Israel

Q. I was just reading a very comprehensive newspaper article  regarding the U.S.’s inextricable link economically and politically with China.  I have read where you have thought that possibly the United States could be made inert militarily so as not to be able to support Israel against Iran, Iraq, and Syria as per Psalm 83/Isaiah 17 battles.  Do you think that our monetary indebtedness and our political union with China could have the same affect (to be made powerless) regardless of our military powers in our failure of aligning ourselves in defense of Israel against their enemies? Continue reading…