Q. I have a question concerning the identity of Melchizedek. Who was he? I have an old Wall Chart History of the World book that hints at him possibly being Shem, however Hebrews 7:3 speaks about Melchizedek having no father, no mother, having neither end of days, nor beginning of life. However, in verse 4 it says he was a great man. I’ve also heard that he is the pre-incarnate Christ. Can you shed light on this? Thank the Lord for your ministry.
Who was the first individual killed by God for being wicked? Who was he/she or what scripture can this be found in?
Can you please explain or shed some light on what Jeremiah is talking about in Jeremiah 4:23? Did God let Jeremiah see into the past at the creation and into something deeper?
My question is on 1 John 4:12 where it states no man has seen God … but how do we reconcile this with what Jesus told Philip in John 14:9, “If you’ve seen me you have seen the Father.”
I thank God for this wonderful site. There’s an air of freedom about it. My question is: Where in the Word does it mention that we are not to talk against Satan?
Are there any specific verses that you know of that would clearly tell us whether or not the Lead or Senior Pastor of a church should have final say
in all matters of church direction or vision?
Q. My question is, what does John 21:15-24 mean? I do not understand this passage. What is it Jesus is saying here in the passage? The scriptures are in the NIV version.
In the Mosaic Law, the clean animals are the ones that both chew the cud and split the hooves. I understand why animals that chew the cud are clean — they eat grass, not other animals or dirty things — but what does the split hoof mean?
I am teaching on 1 Cor 11:3-17 and Paul’s teaching that women should pray and prophesy only with
their heads covered. It’s kinda a big elephant in the room. You helped me with the parable of the Talents. What do you teach on this?
Q. I have observed that in many sermons and conferences concerning the roles of husbands and wives, Col.3:18 gets about 4 seconds and 3:19 gets expounded upon at length, with a thunderous “congregation clap” breaking out when the speaker finally concludes that the breakdown of Christian marriages would cease if only men would start 3:19ing it (or something like that).
I see the unwillingness of women to submit to their husbands as the number 1 cause of divorce. A person only has to watch TV for a few minutes to see that men are being portrayed as football watching idiots who need to be constantly corrected by their wives. I dare say that the church is complicit in this propaganda campaign.
I would like to hear from you about this – before I pick up a copy of that new book:
“the woman driven church”