Q. I’m having difficulty verifying the mention of the Trumpet of God in Exodus 19. The only place I can find the phrase ‘trumpet of God’ is I Thes. 4. In Ex. 19, I see a ‘very loud trumpet blast’ in v. 16, and a ‘the sound of the trumpet’, in v. 19. Am I missing the ‘trumpet of God’? Is that in the Hebrew instead of the English?
Q. After reading a lot of Facebook comments from Christian friends (which includes pastors), I find a common verse that is often quoted, “If my people who are called by my name….” and there are others as well. And it is my understanding from your teachings, that there are 3 kinds of people and some Old Testament Scriptures like this don’t apply to the Church. And when I share with people that the Church are not “His people called by His name”, they get all defensive.
Q. For the most part I enjoy your site and agree with most of what you write, but I do have some questions. You write that during the tribulation, those who come out of it are from Israel and not Gentiles, unless I misunderstood you. Also, you write that tribulation saints have to hold onto their salvation by works, again, if I understood you correctly. Do you not believe that those Tribulation saints spoken of in Rev. 7-14 include Gentiles?
Q. I was just wondering what the relevance of Lot’s wife turning into a pillar of salt is in Gen 19:26? I know Lot was an example of the Church, but what was she? She was escaping with ‘the Church’ but then didn’t make it.
Q. Re: Synagogue of Satan (Rev. 3:9) Would you help me understand this phrase in the context of what a Jew should understand? What is the meaning?
Q. Re: Rev. 5:8-10. I really appreciate you taking your time to answer my questions. In your last reply you mentioned that the Church is in Heaven in Revelation 5 based on verses 9 and 10. Don’t these verses refer to the 4 living creatures and the elders mentioned in verse 8 and not the redeemed from the rapture?
Q. What does the Bible say about drinking alcohol? Also, do we know for a fact that the wine Jesus made was fermented?
Q. Please help me to perhaps understand what Paul is trying to tell us here. In the early verses I seem to understand him that he is telling us about Israel that is eventually going to be saved after the full number of Gentiles has been saved. verse 23 confuses me a lot because Paul speaks as if Israel will have to show some belief in Jesus in order to be saved, although in the early chapters he speaks as if God intentionally made Israel not to understand Jesus. Then in verse 26 he speaks as if Israel is eventually going to be saved without any effort, which is what I believe on. But Paul confuses me when I read verse 23 and 25 as they seen to be contradicting.
Q. In Genesis 3:1, the serpent is described as in it’s Edenic form, which is not a writhing reptile. In Genesis 3:14, God cursed the serpent by telling it: “On your belly you shall go, and you shall eat dust all the days of your life.” It seems that Genesis 3:14 describes the serpents (snakes) of today’s world. However, there are serpents in today’s world which have appendages which appear to the remnant of legs or feet. Is there any correlation between these serpents of today, which have these appendages, and the serpents of Edenic period, described in Genesis 1:26 as “….every creeping things that creeps on the earth”?
Q. I have a question in regard to 2 Thes. 2:7. My question is: “Why is ‘he’ not capitalized in the verse?” If it is referring to God as the one who restrains, and the Holy Spirit as the one who is taken out of the way, why do you think the words referencing ‘he’ are not in upper case?