Saul And The Witch At Endor

Q. You know the story.  God had forsaken Saul, so he went to the witch at Endor, and she summoned Samuel for him…or did she?  When you read the story in 1 Samuel 28:16-19, it happened just like the prophet said.  Saul and his three sons joined Samuel in death.  The Lord also delivered Israel and its army to the Philistines, (1 Sam. 31:1-70.) Can you explain all this?

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Why Is Cain’s Line Called Rebellious?

Q. In a previous article you wrote:

“I believe it was always the Lord’s intention that we remain an agrarian society.  Building cities, inventing labor saving devices, and pursuing activities associated with leisure and self fulfillment all came through the rebellious line of Cain.”

Where is it written that Cain’s line was rebellious?  After Cain’s banishment, Genesis 4 does not appear to pass moral judgment his decedents or on their activities:  Where did the negative characterization of Cain’s line originate?

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Altar Of Incense

Q. I have been researching this question all week and have not found a satisfactory answer.  So, I turn to you.

Exodus 30:9:  You shall not offer strange incense on it, or a burnt offering, or a grain offering; nor shall you pour a drink offering on it.

I can understand the prohibition for strange incense.  Why not the others?

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Perfect In His Generations, Follow Up

Q. Only recently have I heard this theory about Noah and his family being “Perfect in His Generations” as meaning he was totally human and not part Nephilim.  Where do you get that?  Does the definition of the original words in the original Hebrew imply genetic purity or does it mean simply, “one who walks with God?”

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Perfect In His Generations

Q. My question concerns Gen 6: 9. The verse states that Noah was perfect in his generations and walked with God. In verse 18, God tells Noah “thou shalt come into the ark, thou and thy sons, and thy wife, and thy sons’ wives with thee.” What was the lineage of Noah’s wife and the sons’ wives? Were they considered perfect in their generations? Thank you and God bless you and your family. Your web site is a blessing to a lot of people.

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Fufilling Obadiah 1:15

Q. Do you see a correlation between the actions of the US Presidents regarding Israel and the problems the US experiences.  Does this fit Obadiah 1:15 or are the incidents simply coincidental?  I enjoy your web site and have found the information enlightening and helpful to share with scores of others.  I enjoy God’s prophecies and I pray for the coming fulfillment.

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Why Study Prophecy?

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

I make known the end from the beginning,  from ancient times, what is still to come.  I say: My purpose will stand,  and I will do all that I please. (Isaiah 46:10)

Here’s a question I’m often asked and it’s a good one. If we believe the Rapture will take us away before all the End Times events occur, then why do we need to study prophecy?

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The Garden Of Eden

Q. A garden of God called Eden is mentioned in Ezekiel 28:13.  Is this the same as the Garden of Eden in Genesis 2:8?  Where did the skins come from that God used to clothe Adam and Eve?  Was this the first sacrifice for sin done by the hands of God as an example to Adam and Eve of the fulfillment of His justice?

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Ezekiel’s Wheels

Q. I have a question on Wheels with eyes in Ezekiel 1:15-21.  While I was studying Ezekiel I came across this, and was completely perplexed.  I think most of the commentators are too, because the 2 commentaries I’ve read, don’t have anything to say about it really, except that the rims full of eyes symbolize the all seeing nature of God.  So, my question is, what are the wheels, what do they symbolize, what significance do they have in the passage?

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Why Did God Go To Sodom And Gomorrah?

Q. I have a question about Psalm 33 and Genesis 18. In Psalm 33 it states that God sees all of mankind from Heaven. He is able to view and know every man and woman’s thoughts, feelings, etc.  There are a number of other places that say as much as well, this is just the one I remembered the Book and chapter for.  But in Genesis 18:20-21 He says that He is going down to look at Sodom and Gomorrah to see if the sin and wickedness is as bad as the outcry that has reached Him.  My question is, why? Why would He need to go and see in person when He can see from Heaven?

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