Q. I am confused by Matthew 10:23 when it says “you will not finish going through the cities of Israel before the Son of Man comes.” It appears that Jesus is speaking of the “end of the age.” I am confused why he switches from speaking in the present tense to the future tense without informing the reader. I would appreciate your thoughts on this passage.
Q. Where do our spirits go after we die? Knowing that one of our Lord’s Names is the LORD OF SPIRITS, do we go back to our spiritual origin?
Q. I’m reading your response regarding Cain and Abel’s offering on your site. You mentioned that no matter whether Cain would have brought the best of his produce or not his offering was not going to be acceptable to God because sin offering required the shedding of innocent blood. I want to know where in Genesis 4 does it tell that they were doing a SIN offering? Secondly, how do we know that the lamb that Abel offered was without blemish?
Q. Regarding John10:10, “The thief comes but to steal, and to kill and to destroy”. Contextually, it seems that Jesus was referring to the Jewish religious leaders and projecting into the future warning believers about false teachers and doctrines. Is it also correct to attribute this to Satan? I know that this is his nature.
Q. Help me understand what is being said in Matthew 7:19 vs 1 Cor 3:11-15. In Matthew, I know the Lord is speaking of false prophets, but in doing so, He seems to be giving us the definition of a “good tree”. It brings forth good fruit. And if it does not do that, it will be cut down and cast into the fire. I take this to mean if a believer (a “good tree”) doesn’t do any good works (“good fruit”), he will end up in Hell. But in 1Cor 3:15, Paul is saying that if a believer doesn’t have any good works (they were burned up), he will suffer the loss of rewards (at the Bema seat?) but will still be saved. Thank you in advance for the help.
Q. Would you please comment on 1 Peter 3:19 because this is new to me. Can you help me understand what Peter was talking about?
Q. In “Another Dispensation?” you said, “The primary difference between Law and Grace was that before the cross a believer was required to express his or her faith by keeping the Law.” [last sentence]. What do you mean by “keeping the Law” ? James 2:10 says – “For whoever keeps the whole law but fails in one point has become guilty of all of it.” Continue reading…
Q. Re: Genesis 4:3-5.
In the course of time Cain brought some of the fruits of the soil as an offering to the LORD. But Abel brought fat portions from some of the firstborn of his flock. The LORD looked with favor on Abel and his offering, but on Cain and his offering he did not look with favor. So Cain was very angry, and his face was downcast.
Why did God not have respect for Cain’s offering ? Continue reading…
Q. At the end of Genesis 1, God said everything was “very good”. That statement right there precludes any possibility of evil existing during the creation week.
If everything was made in the presence of God where darkness cannot exist then how could Satan be tempted to be full of pride? in other words, how is it known that the concept of evil/darkness/sin could be chosen over God’s way? or, what would cause Satan to seek out something that he’s not aware of?
Q. I recently read Isaiah 24 in light of recent events around the globe. However, I cannot find any discourse on this particular passage and would like to have some enlightenment on it. Having followed your teachings on many subjects, especially on end times, I would like your view on the passage if you would be so kind.