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Edom, Moab, and Ammon

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

Here’s a brief summary of the history and prophecy concerning these three neighbors of Israel who always seem to wind upon the wrong side of things where the Lord is concerned.

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The Persistent Widow

Will He Find Faith On The Earth?

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

I’ve studied what the Bible says about healing for years and years, and two things remain clear to me.  One is that Jesus is the same yesterday, today, and forever (Hebrews 13:8).   Another is He said anyone with faith in Him would do the things He did (John 14:12).  But the results we’re experiencing in much of the Western Church today are far different from those attributed to Him in the Bible.  A logical mind can only conclude that something has changed.  Since it can’t be Him, that leaves only us.

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Paul Was Pre-Trib

Commentary by Jack Kelley

This is not meant to be a complete commentary on 2 Thes. 2. Instead, I want to demonstrate that Paul had to have taught the Thessalonians that the rapture of the Church would precede the End Times judgments. Think of it as a supplement to your study of 1st and 2nd Thessalonians, as well as a Biblical rebuttal to the claim that the pre-trib rapture is a relatively new idea.

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What Does The Bible Say? The Resurrection

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

For believers, the resurrection from the dead is perhaps the greatest promise the Bible offers. The idea of eternal life in a state of perpetual bliss goes well beyond amazing for those who read the Scriptures literally.

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Seven Major Prophetic Signs Of The Second Coming

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

14th Annual Update January 2015

There are seven major prophetic signs of the Second Coming, and currently all of them are in some stage of fulfillment.  As in years past, I’ll list the seven with their primary Biblical references and offer comments  from current events.  These comments are based on reports from a variety of international news services that have appeared in our daily “Prophecy In The Headlines” feature during the past year.

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The Rapture, A Secret Jesus Couldn’t Reveal

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

I am frequently asked if the rapture is such an important event for the Church, why didn’t Jesus say anything about it? Our Q & A format doesn’t lend itself to a comprehensive answer to such a complex question, so here’s the whole story. It begins 500 years before the cross with God’s answer to a prayer from Daniel reminding Him that Israel’s 70 year Babylonian captivity was just about over and He promised He would restore the nation when it ended (Jeremiah 29:10-11).

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A Shepherd’s Story

A Christmas Story by Jack Kelley

In the same region there were some shepherds staying out in the fields and keeping watch over their flock by night. And an angel of the Lord suddenly stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them; and they were terribly frightened.

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Paul’s Letter to The Galatians

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

Part 5.  The conclusion of Paul’s case against combining Law and Grace

We’ve arrived at the final chapter of Paul’s letter to the Galatians, where Paul has presented a strong case against combining Law and Grace. In effect, he has said the two are like oil and water; they don’t mix. Jesus died to set us free from the Law. Therefore, believers who place themselves under the Law are denying the sufficiency of the cross. A little Law mixed into Grace is like a little yeast mixed into a batch of dough. Both eventually permeate everything and cause irreversible changes.

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Paul’s Letter To The Galatians

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

Part 4 of Paul’s case against combining the Law and Grace

By now you know that Paul’s letter to the Galatians was a vigorous rebuttal to the claims of the so-called Judaizers, Jewish Christians who taught that Gentiles desiring to become Christians had to put themselves under the Law and be circumcised to be saved.

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Paul’s Letter To The Galatians

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

Part 3 of Paul’s case against combining the Law and Grace

Paul has been showing the Galatians that all believers in Jesus are children of God. We are also descendants of Abraham, and heirs according to the promise God gave to Abraham that all nations would be blessed through him. This blessing would come in the person of Jesus, also a descendant of Abraham, who would make it possible for the Gentiles to be justified by faith. Although the promise came before the Law was given, its fulfillment came later. In the interim, the Law was given to God’s people as a guardian. Now let’s resume our study with chapter 4.

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Paul’s Letter To The Galatians

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

Part 2 of Paul’s case against combining the Law and Grace

In part 1 we established that the primary purpose of this letter was to contend against a group called the Judaizers, early Jewish Christians who taught that Gentile converts to Christianity also had to observe certain Old Testament rites, specifically circumcision. Some even argued that the only way for a Gentile to become a Christian was to first convert to Judaism and go under the Law.

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The Great Falling Away

Q. In the end times, there’s supposed to be a great falling away. But I have no clue if it’s people of the Lord falling away, or just people in general not coming to the Lord. What do you think? What does scripture have to say? Thank you so much.

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Can People Die More Than Once?

Q. I have a question about man only dying once. There are many who have died and been brought back to life. Even Jesus brought people who where dead back to life, so wouldn’t they have to die again?  Which would mean they died more than once, wouldn’t it? How does that square with Hebrews 9:27 Continue reading…

Israeli Jews And The Temple

Q. There’s more in the news than there used to be about building the Temple, even though religious Jews have been wanting this for a long time.  Why is this?  Is it another sign of the times?

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Who Is The Bride?

Q. I’ve recently heard a well known teacher who claimed that at the rapture some of us will become the bride to reign with the Lord, while others will either be consigned to the outer darkness or to Gehenna.  Do you believe that the entire church is the Bride or just those who endeavored to mature and press in to God?  Will you sight scripture please? Continue reading…

Did Jesus Die To Save Angels?

Q.  In John 14:6 Jesus said no one can come to the Father but through Him.  In Acts 4:12 Peter said  that Jesus is the only way for man to be saved.  My question is about the spirit world.  Since Jesus came through the lineage of man does that mean that only a human being can be saved thru Him?  We know that the demons believe who God is, but if they were to ask for forgiveness for their rebellion against God, could they also be saved through Jesus?

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The Right Hand Of God

Q.  Re: Luke 1:11. “An angel of the Lord appeared to him, standing at the right side of the incense altar.”  I believe every detail in the bible is deliberate & by design. That being the case why in Luke 1:11 was the detail of where the Angel was standing included? Is there a significance to the “right side” of that altar or of the right side in general? There are other areas of the Bible that talk about the “right side”?

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The Holy Spirit. Here And There?

Q.  A friend claims that the Holy Spirit leaves earth when we do in the Rapture and is not here during the last seven years.  I have the understanding that it is the Holy Spirit within us that leaves but He is also here
during those seven years for those who will come to Christ.  Am I wrong?

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When Were The Angels Created? Follow Up

Q  Re:When were the Angels created?  The answer you gave seems to be very incorrect Scripturally.  We have recently had this discussion in our Institute and through studying Scripture have found a very clear answer. I wonder if you might look at it and see if we are out in left field.

We read in 2 places:
Col 1.16 “For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him:…”

Exodus 20:11
“For in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day:…”

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How Does It All End?

Q.  Can you explain 1 Cor. 15:24-28, especially verse 28?  Does this mean that in the end, Christ will be ‘absorbed’, so to speak, by God and no longer be a separate entity or that Christ will no longer be relevant, for lack of a better word, and just be like us or just that Christ will no longer have to reign and  can just ‘rest’?

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