Jepthah And His Daughter

Q. Could you help me better understand Judges 11; specifically, Judges 11: 30 – 40.  I simply cannot comprehend God allowing Jepthah to offer up his only daughter as a burnt offering.  What is the message of this chapter?  Thank you in advance for your help. Continue reading…

Is God A Killer?

Q. A question that I’ve been stumbling to answer or comprehend is the fact that the Old Testament sometimes label God as a killer. We hear of many events where God would kill the nations that were fighting the Israelites. From these events people conclude that our God is the killer, that makes me unease. Is our God really a killer, based on these story in the Old Testament? Continue reading…

More On Healing

Q. It is my understanding that when Jesus said to his disciples, ” You have not because you ask not …” the request had to be made with the right motive which would be guided by being in the will of God. Due to my deficiency in omniscience, I can’t know what God’s will is for me in every situation of my life … I don’t know who around me will be affected by my choices (good or bad). I confess my sins and ask His forgiveness knowing He is faithful and just to cleanse me of all unrighteousness. I do that to remove any barrier that stands between God and me. Therefore when my prayers go unanswered, I have to assume that I was asking for something out of impure motives or asking for something that is not in line with His will and then I have to depend on the fact that He knows what is best for me. What if I asked for a snake believing it is a fish or a stone while thinking it was an egg? He, being the loving father that he is would not grant those requests. Am I wrong in that belief? Continue reading…

More On Losing Our Salvation

Q. Ezekiel 33:12 says, “The good works of righteous people will not save them if they turn to sin, nor will the sins of evil people destroy them if they repent and turn from their sins.”   Does this passage go as far to say you can lose your salvation? I thought once He started a good work in you He would finish it? This sounds as if timing is the key, not a commitment you are unable to withhold under your own mortal strength? Continue reading…

Re-interpreting The Nephilim?

Q. I am curious how you interpret “Men of Renown and Heroes of Old,” to be something bad, evil or wrong? In your writing you make a long jump taking the reader by the hand to simply accept that these Nephilim were indeed “fallen angels.” Continue reading…

Can We Know How Old The Earth Is?

Q. First let me say that I enjoy reading the articles, as well as the questions and answers on your website. I have learned so much from you and thank God for your teachings.

My question deals with the age of the earth. Is there any way to know for certain according to scripture just how old the earth really is? Continue reading…

Were Enoch And Elijah Raptured?

Q. We were discussing in our Sunday School class Abraham’s Bosom. Most of the class understands that before Jesus paid for all of our sins on the cross, no one could be with God in Heaven. Therefore the Old Testament saints went into Abraham’s Bosom to await their redemption which happened at Jesus’ resurrection.

Then someone asked about Enoch and Elijah as it is generally believed that they were translated, without dying, into heaven. Is heaven where they went? Continue reading…

How Were People Saved Before The Law?

Q. My father and I agree with dispensationalism and recently were discussing how those born before the Law were saved. For example: Adam and Eve. We understand that they had a personal relationship with God, having physically walked with Him, there would be little doubt to His existence. We know that when they first sinned they basically “confessed” to God and God then killed an animal, representing the first sacrifice.

My question would be: Is this how they were allowed into Heaven? That they “knew” Him and believed in their hearts even though the Law wasn’t written yet? Or is there a better way of understanding their salvation?  Could you offer passages that we might read in reference to this? Continue reading…

Planet Rahab

Q. I have had several people recently ask me about the missing Planet Rahab once being the headquarters of Satan that God destroyed. I know there are several verses that could refer to this but have a hard time believing this.  If you have time I would appreciate your opinion Continue reading…

Women In Politics

Q. What is your biblical take on women in politics? I have heard Isaiah 3 quoted as a reason for not having women take political office. Then I’ve heard that this chapter of Isaiah  took place in a theocracy and ours is a republic government which is much different and also a  lot of talk on men not fulfilling their roles so women are moving in and taking them which will lead to that country being cursed by God. I’m just really confused over women being in politics. Any help in clearing this up would be appreciated. Continue reading…