One Temple Cleansing Or Two?

Q. In our weekly Bible study, a discussion arose about the cleansing of the temple by Jesus.  One of the individuals in the study said that there are two separate instances where Jesus cleanses the temple.  He sited the synoptic gospels as one account, and John’s as a separate account.  Is there only one time when Jesus cleansed the temple or were there two?  If there is only one, how do I explain to my brother they are all the same account? Continue reading…

Praying For Israel

Q. I am increasingly aware of the pressure on Israel from Islamists and their so-called supporters, especially over the recent (and ongoing) crisis in Palestine.

My problem lies here. I know that it is right that Israel should not bow to the manipulation and aggression of her enemies, but how, as Christians, do we reconcile this with the scripture in Romans 12, which tells us to love our enemies and be kind to those who hurt us.  To not repay evil with evil, but defeat it by doing good.  Thank you for your wisdom.

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How Do You Know Jesus Was Referring To Our Generation?

Q. I have been reading your posts on the possible date for the 2nd coming of Christ and have found that you reference Matthew 24:34 allot.  I have been reading Matthew 24 through and when I reach verse 34 and Jesus mentions the generations it almost sounds like he is referring to the disciples generation and does not mention a generation after the rebirth of Israel.  My question is how did you come up with the 1948 rebirth of Israel as the generation Jesus is talking about? Continue reading…

Man’s Life Span

Q. I am new to reading the Bible and am confused about a piece in Genesis where God shortens the lifespan of people to 120 years. At first I see that people were living 800-900+ years for several generations after Adam and Eve. Then in Genesis 6:3 it seems like He shortens the life of man saying:

“And the LORD said, My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also [is] flesh: yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years.” (KJV) Continue reading…

When Did Jesus Die?

Thanks so much for your web site, it has been a blessing. Once again, here is another thought about the timing of our Christ being crucified. I’ve read a lot of the articles, and they all make good sense, however I never seen in any of them a couple of scriptures that are very important.

Some suppose it was Good Friday, you say Thursday is the only day, while others say Wednesday. The gospel accounts all added together give us the clearest picture of all, setting aside Jewish traditions. Some say you must account for the traditions, I say the Holy Bible alone will give you the answers. Studying the Gospels, in conjunction with the old testament, when Jesus rode into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday that He went into the temple for the first day of inspection. Therefore the  three day inspection ended on Tuesday. Continue reading…

Does Gomer Refer To Germany In Ezekiel 38?

Q. Regarding Ezekiel 38, I can see how most of the nations mentioned are ready to attack Israel, but if the attack took place tomorrow, Gomer (Germany) would not likely join… Any ideas as to what may change this situation? Continue reading…

What Does “All Things” Mean?

Q. Romans 8:32 says: “He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all—how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things?” What does it mean that “…graciously give us all things”? What are these “all things”? God bless you! Continue reading…

Ezekiel 38, Zechariah 12, and Zechariah 14

Q. I have thought for a long time that the even as mentioned in Zechariah 12 is describing the Ezekiel war as mentioned in Ezekiel 38 and 39 and that Zechariah 14 is about the event that will occur later during the tribulation period. However, as I read Zechariah 12:3 again where it is written, ” On that day, when all the nations of the earth are gathered against her, I will make Jerusalem an immovable rock for all the nations…”, Continue reading…

Playing In The Spirit

Q. Thank you for an amazing website!  So many things have been made clearer to me because of it.  I was reading 1 Chronicles 25 this morning and the words “who were to prophesy with lyres, harps and cymbals” caught my attention.  Can you explain how to prophesy with music? Continue reading…

Do We Have Our New Heart Yet?

Q. Both Jeremiah and Ezekiel prophesied that believers would have “a new heart” (Jer. 31:33, Ezek. 11:19-20 and 36:26-27), and Paul and other N.T. writers seem to indicate this prophecy has come true in Rom. 2:29, Rom. 6:17, and Heb. 8:10.

Would you say that this prophecy has been fulfilled or do you believe the new heart is not yet available to us? Continue reading…