Is The Rapture 1000 Years Away?

Q.   My brother in law and I were talking about the end times yesterday and I was reading him some of your articles. Well he brought up 2 Peter 3:8 NLT  “But you must not forget this one thing, dear friends: A day is like a thousand years to the Lord, and a thousand years is like a day.” Then he said, “So if you think about it its only been like 2 days”. I myself believe the time is very near, but he says he thinks it’s another 1,000 years away. Is there any biblical proof?

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Will We Inherit The Earth?

Q.  Can you tell me what it means when it says “we shall inherit the earth” like in the beatitudes – I know that we will rule with Jesus during the Millennium but could you help me understand this better?

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What’s Going On In Damascus? More Follow Up

Q.  I disagree with your suggestion that Jeremiah 49:23-27 was fulfilled during the Babylonian conquest. There are two primary reasons for this.  1.) Jer. 49:23 says that there is trouble on the sea, probably alluding to the Mediterranean Sea, and Nebuchadnezzar did not conquer from the sea.  2.) More convincingly is Jer. 49:25 that asks the rhetorical question, “Why is the city of praise not deserted, the city of My joy?” This city would be Jerusalem, and Jerusalem was destroyed during the Babylonian conquest.

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A Contradiction Or Not?

Q. Genesis 6:6 says, “And it repented the LORD that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart.”  But in Numbers 23:19 it says,  “God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent: hath he said, and shall he not do it? or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good?”  I know and I believe in my heart that there isn’t any contradiction in the Word of God.  But I would really appreciate any explanation on why there seems to be one here.  The verbs in both verses are the same in Hebrew.

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Judging Teachers More Strictly

Q. We have a short family Bible study every night.  We rotate the opening prayer each night between my children so that they learn that they are speaking to a real God and not a figure like Santa Claus. They are attentive, ask questions, and when I go over chapters we studied weeks before they remember what we have studied.  My question concerns James 3:1. Am I held to a stricter judgment because we have Bible study as a family and I am teaching my children, or is James speaking of a formal teaching role within the Body of Christ?

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Casting The Stones?

Q. I recently heard that the stones on the breastplate that the priest wore, were taken out, and cast down, much in the way (for those who practice it) chicken bones are thrown down, to see what God wanted them to do. I was told, “that is the only way they heard from God”.  Personally, I don’t believe this.  I have never read anywhere in God’s word of the Priest throwing down the stones out of the breast plate. Surely, if God can speak to Moses, and Abraham, He could speak to those High Priests too, couldn’t He,

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Interpreting 1 John 2:22

Q. 1 John 2:22 says, “Who is the liar? It is the man who denies that Jesus is the Christ. Such a man is the antichrist — he denies the Father and the Son.”  What is the meaning of “such a man is the antichrist” in this verse? Is this the spirit of the antichrist as said elsewhere? Or something else?

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The Kingdom Is Within You

Q.  What exactly did Jesus mean when he replied “The kingdom of God does not come with your careful observation, nor will people say, ‘Here it is,’ or ‘There it is,’ because the kingdom of God is within you?” (Luke 17:20-21)

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New Wine In Old Skins

Q.  Re: Matt. 9:16-17.  I understand the literal meaning of these verses but don’t understand the point Jesus was making in the context of the chapter. Could you shed some light on this please?

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