Q. I have recently posted to a Christian forum a study I did to learn more about and better understand the End-Time events. I was accused of error and of spreading false doctrine even though I backed up everything with many Scriptural references. I guess my questions are how do I deal with this, both on a personal level and in the public forum?
Q. What is the meaning of the word “Selah” that appears in some of the Psalms in the KJV Bible and that you also use in your ministry? Thank you very much for your teachings and comments. They are very rewarding.
Q. A well known commentator on Jewish history has said that most Jews do not understand the Tanakh (Old Testament) because they only study the Talmud and Mishna. He suggests that one of the early reasons for blindness is that the Jews don’t understand their own scriptures. What is your understanding?
Commentary by Jack Kelley
As many of you already know, my newest book, The Redeemer, became available this week. Since it’s a little different from my previous efforts I want to give you some background on why I wrote it.
Q. My pastor believes that Jesus was born in the Spring, March or April because of the shepherds tending their sheep at that time of the year when the angels appeared to them in the fields, and because the Lord also died in the Spring when he was 33 which would match the time of his birth. Why do you believe that the Lord was born in September? Thank you, as always, for your great insights and for your ministry.
Q. I wanted to know if Jesus Christ was born in a house or manger? In Matthew 2:11 says house, but Luke 2: 6-7 says manger. Why do they disagree?
Q. Can you recommend a Bible commentary? The last one I bought, I ended up throwing it out because it was written by the replacement theology people. I’ve been reading but I want to study. Thank you so much. I have been thanking God because He has sent you to help us. Your Bible studies are invaluable.
Q. By what authority do pastors/teachers grant themselves the privilege of choosing which portions of the bible they deem relevant, while completely disregarding other sections of scripture? A prime example are teachers who totally and willfully ignore all prophetic passages from the Bible. Also, how this will impact the affected believers who are under these pastor/teachers. Will they be judged unfavorably by the Lord for the careless, or indifferent actions of those who have oversight over them?
Q. My question is regarding the words ‘community’ and ‘unity’. Do you happen to know the sources of these 2 words? I hear them now in prayers and in sermons, and read them in books. They seem to be the new buzz words for Christians.
Q. I have a friend with a strange doctrine that bothers me. She believes that when Jesus died He paid for the sins of the world and all in it. So far no problem with me. Then she says that everyone is saved by that death without any actions, faith, or even knowledge of Jesus. In her opinion people from other religions or no religion will go in the rapture and will go to heaven, even without their prior knowledge or consent. Frankly I’m flabbergasted and do not know what to say to her to convince her of her folly.