Born Of A Forbidden Marriage

Q.  Re: Deut. 23:2.  I love your website and have learned many things reading your posts. I was wondering if you could please explain this verse to me. I would appreciate it very much.

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Why Aren’t The Books Of The Apocrypha In All Bibles?

Q. I heard recently that the Catholic Bible contains 7 more books than does our own Bible. I wonder why there is a discrepancy. Were they originally included but removed later by Protestant reformers? Or were these extra books added by the Catholic Church after the original compilation of the Bible? Do they have any value to Bible believing Christians or should they be avoided as uninspired and possibly flawed?  Thank you so much for your intellectual and spiritual generosity. Your ministry is a continual blessing in my life.

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Clarifying Daniel 1 And 2

Q. Kindly help me with this question. In the book of Daniel in the Bible, we read in chapter 1 that King Nebuchadnezzar ordered that Daniel and his friends were to be trained for three years before entering the king’s service. In 1:18 they were presented to the king for examination.  But in chapter 2 we read that it was in the second year of Nebuchadnezzar’s reign as king that the dream issue and its interpretation came.  How does one reconcile the timing?

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The Nature Of Post-Church Salvation

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

Because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold, but he who stands firm to the end will be saved. (Matt 24:12-13)

In the debate over the timing of the Rapture, one point is often overlooked. And that is that the terms and conditions of salvation during the Great Tribulation are vastly different from those during the Church Age, and therefore couldn’t be meant for the same group. In both cases salvation is by faith, but that’s where the similarity ends. This presents another argument for Church Age believers being taken before the Great Tribulation begins.

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Man’s Lifespan … Gen. 6:3 vs. Psalm 90:10

Q.  You have said, “According to Psalm 90:10 an average Biblical life span is 70 years, eighty if we are strong.”  It stand in Gods Word and is therefore authentic. But God Himself said something different in Gen 6:3 “And Jehovah said, My spirit shall not always strive with man, in his erring; he is flesh. Yet his days shall be a hundred and twenty years.” As far as I know, no where in the Bible has God reversed these words. How do you reconcile this?

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Reconciling The Ages of Noah And Shem

Q.  I have been studying Genesis, using the NLT as my source and I’m stumped.  It’s probably just me and numbers, but please help me understand.  Genesis 5:32 says “By the time Noah was 500 years old, he was the father of Shem, Ham, and Japheth.”  Genesis 11:10 says, “Two years after the great flood, when Shem was 100 years old, he became the father of Arphaxad.”  Noah was 601 years old when he came out of the ark, so how could this timeline work out?  Other translations say “After Noah was 500 years old”, but what am I missing in the NLT?

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Is God Cruel And Unjust?

Q.  Someone brought my attention to the following Scriptures as “evidence” that God is a cruel and unjust God.  They claim Exodus 21: 7-10 says you can sell your daughter into slavery and allow her master to rape her, Exodus 22:  16-17  says you can rape a virgin but you must marry her and pay her father a dowry of virgins, and Leviticus 19: 20-22  says you can rape your female slave and be forgiven, but the slave must be punished.
Can you help me with these verses?

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Does God Give People Illness And Tragedy?

Q.  Does God put insanity on people to humble them today?  It seems this was God’s judgment on Nebuchadnezzar, but  only after warning him and giving him 12 months to repent.  Does God put illness and tragedy on people to get their attention, teach them or break them in this present age?   That doesn’t seem consistent with what Jesus did when He was on the earth – He healed all who were oppressed of the devil and never made anyone sick.  I know these claims have come from other commentators, but I would love to know what you would say to them.

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Spirit Of God, Or Spirit Of Man?

Q.  In order for man or a creature to have life and breathe, the Lord must blow the breath of life into them, meaning He blows His Spirit into them. But in order to have eternal life and have His Spirit reside in us, we have to be Born Again. Can you explain the difference here?

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Is Enoch One Of The Two Witnesses?

Q. Re: Hebrews 9:27: “And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment.”

This verse makes me think that it will be Enoch in the tribulation, not Moses. If these witnesses die in the tribulation like the Bible says then Moses would have died twice and Enoch not at all. If it is Enoch then everyone that has ever lived would have died once. what do you think?

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