Was He Their Messiah Or Their Savior?

Q. Regarding the Jews that received Peter’s message and were baptized and subsequently the 3,000 that also came to Christ through Peter’s speech after Pentecost:  Was Christ the Messiah to them, or was he their Savior, as he is to you and me?  I’ve always thought that Grace came to those that believed that Christ died for our sins, and that we received Salvation through acceptance of this Gift. Was this not the mystery that came to Paul after Damascus and his three years of being tutored by Christ in Arabia ?

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Jesus And Peter

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

As Jesus was walking beside the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon called Peter and his brother Andrew. They were casting a net into the lake, for they were fishermen. “Come, follow me,” Jesus said, “and I will make you fishers of men.” At once they left their nets and followed him. (Matt 4:18-20)

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Birth Pangs And The Rapture

Q. You have said that Matthew 24 is a Tribulation chapter, I agree that some of it will take place during that period. As a Pre Tribulation believer, how can we not see it as a two fold chapter of Rapture and Tribulation? The birth pangs then are only for the Tribulation period … signs of His Second Coming. Where do these birth pangs then fit in a Pre Tribulation Rapture? Many people are taking the “signs” (birth pangs) now as a preview of the Rapture of the Church. How can this be if they are signs of just His Second Coming?

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Israel And The Church. Follow Up

This entry is part 7 of 8 in the series What Does The Bible say?

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

My study on Israel and the Church provoked several comments that require a lengthy response. It made more sense to post them as a separate document than to append them to the bottom of the original study. Here they are.

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Rev. 12 And The Man Child

Q.  I have a question on Revelation 12: 1-6.  I know the woman is Israel. But, I can’t believe this is talking about the birth of Christ, When we are in the things that are future.   Can you shed some light on this scripture?

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Living In Heaven, Reigning On Earth?

Q.   In your current article you say we will live in heaven with Christ, and yes I understand our home  (or mansion)  will be made there.  How does Revelation 20:4-6 fit into this?  If we are reigning with Christ for that 1000 years it must be on earth.  God reigns in heaven forever and there is no other need to reign there.

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Who Is Israel?

Q.  Since at the start, there were “hebrews” and the jewish realm did not start until the tribe of judah existed.  So the issue of who is Israel, and the claim that you can’t use the “jewish” description to speak of Israel, then who is Israel?  How does one know?  And if one is jewish and accepts Jesus, do they become part of the church, or are they part of Israel no matter what?

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Good Morning, Lord. A Commentary On Psalm 19

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

Psalm 19 is one of the best daily prayers I’ve ever found. Commit it to memory and use it in your prayers each morning. Just like your daily bath or shower makes you physically clean, praying Psalm 19 makes you spiritually clean.  It’s a great way to fulfill 1 John 1:9If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.”

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Ezekiel 38 Burial Place

Q.  My question is: Where will be the location of the fallout from the Ezk. 38-39 war? When the Jews flee to Petra to escape the anti-christ mid way through the tribulation, will they follow a route that takes them near the catastrophic radioactive damage created by the Ezk. 38-39 war?

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