Is Israel At Peace?

Q.  Some teachers who deny Psalm 83 as a prophecy claim that Israel is now living in the time of peace that will cause them to be taken by surprise when the battle of Ezekiel 38 comes.  I know you believe in Psalm 83, but do you think the part about them living in peace could be true?

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Clean And Unclean

Q.  Could you explain Isaiah 66:17.  Is this saying that when Jesus returns all those eating pigs and rats and other abominable things will be condemned?

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Between First Fruits and Pentecost

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

For some time now, I’ve been puzzled about the time between the resurrection and the ascension, wondering why the Lord lingered during those 40 days.  It certainly wasn’t to complete His mission.  By all accounts He had already accomplished everything He came to do. It seems like He would have been more anxious to return to His heavenly home.

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The Rapture in Romans 11:25

Q.  I have a question regarding Romans 11:25, speaking of the ‘fullness of the Gentiles’.  In your understanding does the fullness occur at the Rapture of the Church, after which God renews his program with the Jews, or at a later time during the 70th week?  I would appreciate your scholarly explanation on this subject.

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The Rapture In Acts 15?

Q. I read in one of your answers that you see Acts 15:13-18 as a proof of the pre-trib rapture, I think I see what you’re saying but it seems a bit weak.  Would you clarify these verses for me?

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Is This For Israel Or The World?

Q. Was the promise recorded in 2 Chronicles 7:14 intended only for Israel or does it apply to the Church as well?  Many Charismatic believers use this verse to support their view that there will come a great revival in the world prior to the return of Jesus.

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The Feast Of Pentecost

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

Pentecost comes in the early summer (mid May-mid June).   It’s the only Levitical Feast Day between the 3 Spring Feasts (Passover, Unleavened Bread, and First Fruits) and the 3 in the fall (Rosh Hashanna, Yom Kippur, and Tabernacles). The Hebrew name for this Day is Shavuot, which means weeks, so in Israel it’s often called the Feast of Weeks.

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The Terminal Generation

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

“I tell you the truth, this generation will certainly not pass away until all these things have happened. Heaven and Earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away” (Matt 24:34-35).

Shortly after the  “Left Behind” series ended, Tim LaHaye and Jerry Jenkins published a non-fiction book called “Are We Living In The End Times?” in response to the many questions they received from folks who read their record breaking series. Their goal was to provide insights into Biblical prophecy that would help readers conclude that the correct answer to the question raised in their book’s title is a resounding YES.

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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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