The Olivet Discourse … Luke’s Version

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

Students of prophecy often pay more attention to Matthew’s version of the Olivet Discourse because of its greater length and detail. But when we bypass Luke’s account, we miss one third of the Lord’s message. That’s because the disciples asked the Lord three questions and in Matthew 24 He only answered the last two. Also, it’s Luke’s answer to their first question that confirms the whole message as it relates to the End Times.

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Muslim Against Muslim

Q.  I believe I’ve read somewhere in scripture that Muslims will fight Muslims but I can not remember where? Do you recall the prophecy? Will they defeat each other? Could that be how Psalm 83 is fulfilled?

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What’s Contained In The Old Is Explained In The New

Commentary by Jack Kelley

I first heard the title phrase some years back, along with its companion, “what’s concealed in the old is revealed in the new.” They helped with my understanding that the Book we call the Bible is just that … one book. It’s not 66 or even 2 but one. Sure it has two parts (they’re actually called covenants) but it’s one book. The more we know about the contents of the first part, the better we will understand the second. It’s just like any other complex issue; an understanding of context or background is a big help in achieving comprehension. (Think of the Old Testament as background, putting the New Testament into proper context.)

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Opportunity Vs. Mandate

Q.  Re: 1 Samuel 24:3 “And he came to the sheepcotes by the way, where [was] a cave; and Saul went in to cover his feet: and David and his men remained in the sides of the cave.”  What does it mean to “cover his feet” and why would he not have heard David cutting off a piece of his skirt?

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The Adulterous Wife And The Virgin Bride

Q.   At The Rapture, the living as well as the dead in Christ will be raised – the dead in Christ have been with Him since they were absent from their bodies, will they also be a part of The Bride?  And, because all children under the age of accountability will also be Raptured, will these children also be a part of The Bride?   Jesus’ references to a wedding feast and the wedding guests – there is definitely a distinction between the Bride and Groom and the wedding guests. Who are the wedding guests?  In The Old Testament God speaks of Israel as His wife – how does this differ from Jesus and His Bride?

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Amillennialism

Q. I was taught growing up what I now know to be Amillenialism, and of course we were never taught any of the prophetic books and the Book of Revelation, etc.  Lately,  I have been on what seems to be the most adventurous path I have ever taken in life, in discovering the nature of prophecy and the end times from (several leading evangelical scholars).  As you can imagine this really opened my eyes to a whole new world of things.  I was really excited about it until I received information from a member of (my denomination) that challenged these beliefs.  Now I honestly do not know what to believe and I feel like just giving up on trying to understand these sections of scripture. Can you help?

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The Virgin Mary Had a Baby Boy

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign. The virgin shall be with child and will give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel (Isaiah 7:14).

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Please Explain The Difference

Q.  Re: Must God Choose Us?  Could you explain these two verses.  Isaiah 55:6 says,  “Seek ye the LORD while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near”  and John 6:44 says, ” No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day.” They seem to contradict each other.

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The Two Languages Of Daniel

 

Q. Thanks again for a great website. It is truly a blessing.  Was the book of Daniel originally written in two languages? If so, do they correspond to God’s dealings with the Jews, and the Gentile world?

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Messianic Prophecy In The Old Testament

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

In the time after their sin and expulsion from the Garden Adam and Eve must have felt incredible despair. They had experienced life both before and after the curse, the only ones to do so, and had first hand knowledge of the difference. And what a difference it was. Even the part of it we can relate to had to have been devastating.

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