Why Is Samson Among The Faithful?

Q. I’m a little confused why Samson is mentioned in Hebrews 11:32-34.  As I reread the account in Judges, it seems to me that his life was anything but a walk in faith.  I can’t recall a single incident in his life where he did what he knew was right according to his faith.  He defiled himself from the moment when he touched a dead lion to the point of sleeping with the prostitute and revealing the secret of his strengh to Delilah.  Even the motivation for his final moment when he killed his enemies in the temple was revenge.  He was a poor judge and a failer as a Nazirite.  Why is he mentioned among the faithful? What does Samson mean? Continue reading…

How Long Did The Jews Suffer In Egypt?

Q. In my weekly bible study class, we were told the Jews were only in Egypt for 210 years and of that time only 80 some years were in hard labor, not the 400 years as I had always been taught.  Is this correct? Continue reading…

Looking Upon The Unsaved Dead

Q. Your series from Isaiah was very interesting.  Thanks for all the effort you must have put into it.

I read in Isaiah not long ago where,  I think during the millennium, that people will walk past the burning lake of fire, and will look at those suffering and be reminded of what happens to those who don’t accept god’s grace.  It’s in Isaiah 66:24 and you quoted it at the end of the conclusion.

Do we have to look at this?  I don’t care to see it myself. Continue reading…

Did God Judge The Sea Creatures?

Q. Why did God not judge the sea creatures when the whole earth was defiled because of the wickedness of man (Genesis 6:5, 17-20). Is it because Noah’s ark was the first ship that was built upon the earth so that the seas were undefiled by the presence of man over it? And also in those days the sea and the land were separated perfectly during the creation of the earth.   God had the whole waters under the heaven gathered together in one place and then there was one dry land. Continue reading…

How Did Rahab Escape?

Q. Just like many others, I feel inclined to start this e-mail by thanking you for your ministry and for your dedication to digging deeper and helping others come to a better understanding of the Lord and His Word. Also, thanks for the answers you’ve provided to the questions I’ve already asked you; they were quite helpful.
The thing that has me thoroughly confused today is Rahab’s house, described in Joshua 2:15, which says “Then she let them down by a rope through the window, for her house was on the city wall; she dwelt on the wall.”

You can probably see where this question is going. How did the Israelites spare the lives of Rahab and her family if they were inside of a house on top of a wall that collapsed right before the city was defeated? Continue reading…

Where Was Daniel?

Q. As we all know that Daniel and his three friends were recruited and lived under the same Babylonian empire of Nebuchadnezzar (Daniel 1:17-20; 2:17-19), why was Daniel not a part of the pack who defied the king’s command to worship the golden statue (Daniel 3:8-18).  When they were thrown in to the fire, what was Daniel doing who was also living as a ruler and the chief administrator over all the whole province of Babylon (Daniel 2:47-48)? Was it because of his position of ruler ship along with the king that he was excluded and thus was not compelled to worship the golden Idol? Continue reading…

Zephaniah Speaks Again, Part 1

This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series Zephaniah Speaks Again

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

Zephaniah wrote his three chapter prophecy during the time of King Josiah, who reigned over the Southern Kingdom (Judah) from 640-609 BC. Josiah was only 8 years old when he inherited the throne following the assassination of his father, the evil King Amon. Amon’s father King Manasseh had been even worse and between the two of them Judah had suffered through 57 years of apostate leadership. Needless to say, Judah was not in favor with God when Josiah ascended to the throne. Continue reading…

Death In The Millennium?

Q. Would you please clarify this particular verse.

“Never again will there be in it an infant who lives but a few days, or an old man who does not live out his years; he who dies at a hundred will be thought a mere youth; he who fails to reach a hundred will be considered accursed. Isaiah 65:20. Continue reading…

An Alternate Location For Ezekiel 38?

Q. Is there a possibility that the Gog Magog War may not take place in the
Middle East but in the “Appointed Place” or “Wilderness” that was given
to Ephraim and Manasseh?

The above question is from the last paragraph of an article I read recently.  This is the first time I have ever heard of this.  Is there any validity to his argument? Continue reading…