I have a question about Elisha in 2 Kings 2. Why did he pronounce a curse on children for mocking him about a physical characteristic, and then why did God honor it? What would be a lesson we today could learn from the story?
Q. I know you teach that the “tabernacle of David” referred to in Acts 15:16, is the temple. I would really like to believe “tabernacle” refers to the temple as I’m encountering teaching that allegorizes the “tabernacle of David” to mean the “church,” but…”temple” just doesn’t fit to me, because it was “Solomon’s temple”, not David’s. Am I missing something really obvious?
If there is no difference between Jew and Greek, etc, then why is there a difference made between Jew and Gentile? I know that Israel is God’s chosen people. So where do Gentiles fit into all this? Is there really a place in The Kingdom for Gentiles?
I’m looking forward to “Your Thoughts” on the Israeli political crisis, the Turkey political crisis, the Iranian / Syrian / Hezbollah coalition. Things are definitely heating up on several fronts!
I have a question about the Israelites and manna. When they left Egypt they soon complained about being hungry. God provided food for them in the form of quail and manna. Later, when God directs Moses to make the Tabernacle, there is an altar for burnt offerings and also a table for the showbread (which was to be made of fine flour). My question is, if they had animals and grain, why did they need the manna for 40 years?
Many scholars teach that the Olivet Discourse was written for the Church, but you say the focus is on Israel. If you’re right why does the Olivet Discourse even appear in Mark and Luke when these two Gospels are mainly Gentile in their focus? Please explain.
Is it biblical for a mother of a child (who has a husband as a provider), to seek an employment after when the child is ready to go to the kinder garden? Is this a choice that is left to the families, or is it something that God has a specific commend for?
Prophecy wise, it looks as if all is coming together
and yet when studying what the Word says and trying to fit in the every day events, I’m more confused than ever. The U.S. is still seeking a 2 state plan between Israel and the Palestinians. Doesn’t that put us at odds with God’s purposes?
I was wondering about the way you answered a question about what God allows in a person’s life. I had always understood that God does have to allow testing and trials like he did for Job, giving His permission.
What is the meaning behind the Story of Jacob and his all night wrestling match which results in his dislocated hip?