Q. Sincere thanks for your labor of love providing rich insight into scripture through your web site. My question pertains to 1 Timothy 4:1-5. Since “the Spirit expressly says” some will depart from the faith etc. etc., how would you expound these verses for the “latter times” we are living in?
Q. My question is, how can the anti-Christ possibly be a muslim when it says the anti-Christ will proclaim himself to be god in the temple? no muslim would ever say he is god, because in their religion that would be blasphemy. please explain.
Q. As always thanks so much for your great site. I have a question regarding the word apostasia found in 2 Thes 2:3. I have recently seen several commentaries that state that the word was used 15 times in the NT and only 3 times actually meaning apostasy, and that prior to the King James version the commentaries stated the word meant departure and not apostasy. Does this in fact say that the day will not come for the son of perdition except that we will be departed (raptured) or is it referring to the apostasy?
Q. Please comment on “the plan” for a one world currency by the year 2024 and how this time-frame fits your interpretation of the timing of the Second Coming. I believe that the Rapture is imminent, and that there could be a gap of several years between the Rapture and Daniel’s 70th Week. Do you agree? Thanks for your website – it is truly a blessing!
A Bible Study by Jack Kelley
When the Lamb opened the third seal, I heard the third living creature say, “Come!” I looked, and there before me was a black horse! Its rider was holding a pair of scales in his hand. Then I heard what sounded like a voice among the four living creatures, saying, “Two pounds of wheat for a day’s wages, and six pounds of barley for a day’s wages, and do not damage the oil and the wine!” (Rev. 6:5-6)
In answer to a recent question, I made the comment that early signs of the coming Seal Judgments are beginning to appear. This does not mean I believe we’re in the beginning of Daniel’s 70th week. It means I can see signs that it’s not far off, which means the rapture of the Church is even closer.
Q. I read your website often. It’s a blessing to me. My question is about Genesis 3:15 which states “And I will put enmity between thee (the serpent) and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.” I believe the woman is Israel and her seed is Jesus. Who then is the seed of Satan? Since Jesus is the literal seed, is there a literal seed of Satan?
Q. With all of the worldly/secular scientific attention focused on 2012, as well as the cross-cultural historicity of myths and legends about this time (12/21/12, specifically), I think that date or general time frame would be an excellent window for the rapture itself. Associated natural phenomena (pole/magnetic reversals, solar polar shift, etc) would be great cover and match the old Hopi legend of the Sun burning away the undesirables from the planet, leaving the enlightened more evolved to carry on. So if 2011 comes and goes, why not 12/21/12 for the rapture?
Commentary by Jack Kelley
The nation we know as Lebanon was called Phoenicia by the Greeks and originally extended along the Mediterranean coast from just north of Megiddo in Israel to Latakia, about 200 miles northwest of Damascus. The people were most likely descendants of Canaan, the fourth son of Ham, since Sidon, Canaan’s first born, gave his name to a prominent Phoenician city, and several other Canaanite tribes settled nearby following their departure from Babel (Genesis 10:15-18).
Q. Thank you so much for your insight, as I look forward to your e-mails every day. I am sincerely hoping for a pre-trib rapture, as I am sure that all of us are. Currently, I am reading an e-book that strongly supports the post-trib rapture, with many scriptural citations and inferences backing up this theory. This author presents a stong case for his position, as you do with the pre-trib assertion. Honestly, I am completely confused and don’t know what to anticipate, other than being in a “ready” status at any time. I sincerely wish that this wasn’t such a mystery, and was not an issue that is so open to interpretation. Is the Bible meant to be so ambiguous, so that we are not sure of the day and time of His coming?
Q. In Revelation 14 : 9-10 says, “ if anyone worships the beast and his image …… he also will drink of the wine of the wrath of God, “. Most of us Christian
Worship on Sunday, and not on Sabbath ( Saturday ). Is Sunday an image of the beast ? Are we worshiping the image of the beast which is Sunday ? Will we all go to hell because of this ?