Noah, Daniel, And Job

Q.  Here I am still studying Ezekiel and he mentions the curious combination of Noah, Daniel, and Job.  What is the purpose of this combination? Thanks again for your continued help in my studies.

Continue reading…

Three Questions Of Matt. 24 Follow Up

Q.  In  Matt 24:34 Jesus said the generation that sees the signs He was describing would not pass away until they have all been fulfilled. The average life span is 70-80, but a man could also by great luck live to be 100. You don’t think Jesus meant that even if there was one 100 year old man left at His second coming that would count, do you?

Continue reading…

Understanding Rev. 14:9-11

Q. In Rev. 14:9-11 what exactly does the third angel mean when saying, “He will be tormented with burning sulfur in the presence of the holy angels and of the Lamb”?  It almost sounds as if he is describing someone viewing a public execution.  Am I interpreting this correctly?

Continue reading…

What Did Ham Do?

Q. I know there are a number of different interpretations of Genesis 9:22. Could you give me your opinion? Thank you.

Continue reading…

Immortal Again?

Q. I thank God for your study on Hebrews. It really helped me understand that our Lord Jesus Christ is there waiting for us.  Can you please explain to me further this verse in Genesis because I am a little confused.

And the LORD God said, “The man has now become like one of us, knowing good and evil. He must not be allowed to reach out his hand and take also from the tree of life and eat, and live forever.” Genesis 3:22.

Continue reading…

Interpreting Romans 8:28

Q. I was reading a devotional and something this author wrote has disturbed me. Speaking of Romans 8:28 he said, “God promises that he will work out everything to our good, and the good of others, as long as we obey Him”.

As far as I know this Scripture reads this way:  “And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.”

I do realize that if someone loves God they are going to make every attempt to obey Him except that I know there are so many many times I do not obey God even though I always want to.  So am I to believe that God is not going to work everything to my good because I’m sometimes disobedient?

Continue reading…

Wishful Thinking Or Confident Expectation?

Q.  Re: 1 Peter 3:15.  “But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear.”

Why is it only a hope that we have?  I’ve always considered that a strange phrase.  Why is it not a sure thing?  I hope for many things all the time, but a hope is wishful thinking.  I hope all my family will be saved, but I have no assurance of it.  How is Salvation any different?  How can we be sure of our Salvation when it’s only a hope that we have?

Continue reading…

Good And Evil

Q.  In John 5:28-29 the Bible says “Marvel not at this: for the hour is coming, in the which all that are in the graves shall hear his voice, and shall come forth; they that have done good, unto the resurrection of life; and they that have done evil, unto the resurrection of damnation.”

This verse has me concerned as a believer in Jesus Christ. I was curious to know if this scripture pertains to unbelievers when it says “and they that have done evil, unto the resurrection of damnation.”  Those that have done good and receive eternal life are believers, correct?

Continue reading…

Whose Image Was It?

Q. In Genesis 1: 26 God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness.” Then in Genesis 1: 27 it says  So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.”

I know there is only one God and I believe in the Father, Son & Holy Spirit. But who does he mean by “Our Image & Our likeness”? (When ever you use our it normally means more than one)  but then verse 27 says  “So God created man in His own image”?  Can you also clarify the terms “Our Image & Our likeness” as well?

Continue reading…