Q. I read, understand and appreciate the 5th commandment, but how far does it go? Does it permit parents to choose who you marry? And if not parents choice, do they have the right to attempt to terminate the marriage? Do parents have the rights to inhibit your education so that you never exceed their understanding, ambitions or wealth? Do parents have the right to tell you when to have children? Or even to suggest an abortion? Does a mother have the right to steal your future because she breast fed you? Do a parent’s desires take priority over your spouse? Do parents have the right to curse you if you don’t go along with whatever they decree? These are just some of the ruling cultures in many pentecostal churches here.
Q. Someone who referred me to your website told me he doesn’t believe that Jesus actually went through a trial. Is that what you believe?
Q. As a somewhat baby Christian there is something I do not understand. I have read many examples of persons who have spent years in Bible study over a particular topic, and believe they have been led by the Holy Spirit to discern the meaning of the passage. Yet, another person studies the same passage but their discernment has led them to the opposite conclusion! How can this be? How can we have this one magnificent book, yet no one can seem to agree on what it says ? Is God a God of confusion ? How can a young Christian have faith in their own ability to search out the scriptures and their meanings when there are so many different opinions as to what is being said?
Q. What do you think it means in Matt. 24:31, and Revelation 7:1, when it speaks of “the four winds’ of the earth? The angels gather the elect from the four winds and from heaven. And the four angels at the four corners of the earth will hold back the four winds. What do you think is meant by ‘the four winds?’ And, more importantly, why would the elect be in those four winds?
Q. There exists a group of Koreans here in the Philippines who are going house to house to introduce the doctrine of the Heavenly Mother. Their Bible reference is Genesis 1:26-27. Is theirs a correct interpretation?
Q. Genesis 5:32 says Noah became the father of Shem, Ham and Japheth when he was 500. The flood came whe he was 600, by then Shem should be 100 years old. But Genesis 11:10 says two years after the flood, when Shem was 100 years old…., it does not match the above verse, Shem should be 102 instead 100. Why a 2-year gap here? Or did I miss anything?
Q. I have been struck by Luke 14:12-14, where Jesus speaks to the host of the dinner. What is your understanding of it? There are three dinner references in this chapter. Are they all parables or just the third one? Continue reading…
Q. I was discussing something with a family member and they said ‘You just can’t interpret the Bible literally because so many people argue over what the literal interpretation of that verse is.’ He makes a good point. In what way should we go about finding the ‘literal’ interpretation of a verse? And another question, when do we know when to not interpret a passage of Scripture literally?
Q. I know that Jesus changed the apostle Simon’s name to Peter which means “rock”, but what does the name Simon mean? I tried looking on the internet, but came up with all kinds of different results.
Q. I have studied over and over about Cain and his wife, and I have questioned where did Cain’s wife come from. What God has showed me that, there were people before Adam and eve, because, and remember Satan and his angels were thrown down from heaven, so they became flesh. Saying that Cain must have married his offspring would be saying that god allowed sin. Now I’m doing a study on Noah’s time. Please respond to my feedback, you might have a better insight. I’m always ready to learn and get close to God.