Why Did Judas Betray The Lord?

Q. Since we’re in the Easter season, a thought occurred to me. What was Judas’ motive to betray Jesus? It certainly couldn’t be just the 30 pieces of silver. What did he stand to gain (in his mind) by betraying the Lord?

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How Could Nicodemus Understand?

Q.  Before Jesus was crucified and resurrected, he preached the gospel. He told Nicodemus that he must be born again. I wonder what this meant to the people who heard him as the Holy Spirit had yet to be poured out on believers.  How could someone be born again when at that time regeneration by the Holy Spirit was not possible yet?

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Why Have You Forsaken Me?

Q. About the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying, “ELI, ELI, LAMA SABACHTHANI?” that is, “MY GOD, MY GOD, WHY HAVE YOU FORSAKEN ME?” Matthew 27:46

In the ninth hour on the cross why did Jesus cry out?  I know why I would cry out but it seems so unlike Jesus. It could be interpreted as a lack of faith and I’m puzzled. Thank you for your answer.

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In The Twinkling Of An Eye

Q.  I have read that the meaning of twinkling of an eye in Jewish sayings, means at sunset. Have you heard of this? Maybe there is a different root word for this?

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Born Of A Forbidden Marriage

Q.  Re: Deut. 23:2.  I love your website and have learned many things reading your posts. I was wondering if you could please explain this verse to me. I would appreciate it very much.

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Jesus And The Rapture

Q. Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies; and whoever lives and believes in me will never die. Do you believe this?” (John 11:25-26)

You say that Jesus never taught about the rapture, but in this passage doesn’t the phrase “whoever lives and believes in me will never die” refer to those who will be taken on the Rapture?

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Get Behind Me Satan

Q. Peter didn’t like Jesus’ idea that He should come to Jerusalem to die.  The Lord quickly identified who is really speaking there and said :”Get behind me, Satan”.  Why did Satan want to stop the Lord from dying there, if he tried to kill Jesus from time when he was a baby?

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A Model Of The Kingdom

Q.  Knowing the Word of God cannot contradict itself, how do you interpret Matthew 16:28? Were there any present who would not “taste death” or is there another teaching here?

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Eternal Sonship Of Jesus?

Q.  Would you please help me with the understanding of Ps 2:7.   There are those that teach that there is no eternal sonship and then this verse is quoted. I believe that our Lord Jesus was the Word and that the Word was with God and the word was God. This Word became flesh and dwelt amongst us. That all things were created by Him and for Him. The Bible also teaches that He was before all things and by Him all things consist. Does this verse refer to a time when the Father defined the role of the Son or is there another meaning?

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The Way It Was Meant To Be. Follow Up

Q.  Re: The Way It Was Meant To Be.  Why is it necessary to “lump” into a general category, “prosperity teachers” and then accuse that “group” of being greedy and spending all their money on themselves? I find this distasteful and not very gracious.  My husband follows you and thinks that when I listen to some whom he lumps in with your description, they are “false”.  Yet I read your article, and it agrees completely with the lessons that my “prosperity” teachers have taught me!!

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