Q. I have a question about the meaning of the word “incontinent” with regard to this being one of the characteristics people will exhibit during the last days. Does it refer to the inability to control the urge to urinate, or is there a different meaning when the word is used in scripture? If the meaning is in the conventional sense, how is that relevant? Thank you for enlightening me.
Q. My question is, in the Bible it states that “the Devils also believe and tremble”. What is the difference between our belief that God is God and their belief? If they are full of sin and so are we what is the difference. Why am I saved when they’re not? The answer is probably right in front of me, but I can’t figure this one out.
Q. “A wicked and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign; and there shall no sign be given unto it, but the sign of the prophet Jonah. And he left them, and departed.” Matthew 16:4. For as Jonah was a sign unto the Ninevites, so shall also the Son of man be to this generation.” Luke 11:30.
Can you give me an explanation of what exactly is the Sign of Jonah?
Q. Recently it struck me that although the Bible doesn’t refer to animals speaking to humans in the Garden, Eve’s reaction seems to me very strange. If other animals talked, then Satan’s conversation wouldn’t have necessarily seemed out of place. But, if none of the animals talked it would have been quite a shock. If an animal began speaking right now to you and you hadn’t seen that ability in other animals wouldn’t you at least think it was strange and perhaps talk to God about it before you responded to the animal?
Q. Some Mormon missionaries come to my door and in our discussion they brought up the passage from Ezekiel 37:15-21 claiming it means the writers of the book of Mormon are from the tribes of Joseph and the Bible is from Judah and God will one day join the two together. This doesn’t sit right with me What does Ezekiel 37:15-21 actually mean?
Q. Referring to 1 Thessalonians 5:17, Paul states that we are to “pray continually” (NIV). Surely he didn’t mean that we’re to have our heads bowed and praying endlessly for 24/7. Would a better interpretation possibly mean that we should continually remain in a mindful state of prayer?
Q. A friend of mine posted a scene from a TV show on You Tube. He used it to defend his opinion that the Bible is wrong about homosexuality. I stand on God’s word but I can’t explain this actor’s statements.
Q. In the Gospels of Matthew, Mark and Luke we have the recount of the transfiguration and the events that took place about a week prior. Luke said the transfiguration event was eight days after Jesus said, “But I tell you of a truth, there be some standing here, which shall not taste of death, till they see the kingdom of God.” Matthew and Mark wrote that the transfiguration happened six days after Jesus said this. What is the explanation for the difference of two days in the accounts?
Q. I’m struggling with understanding John 13:1-17 here. I agree with the interpretations that are saying the dirt on the feet of the disciples are a representation of sins, water used by Jesus to wash their feet is the representation of his blood that washes our sins. But I get confused when it comes to verse 14 when He says they must do likewise to one another. If then I’m still proceeding with my interpretation that He was symbolizing washing their sins then its confusing to says in verse 14 that He was instructing them to wash the sins of one another for its only Him who washes sins. Can you please give me your full interpretation of this passage?
Q. The Bible refers to Jesus as the Son of God and the Son of Man. Would you tell me why both terms are used, and is there a reason one term is used in a particular verse instead of the other?