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The New Jerusalem?

Published: July 28, 2020
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Thank you for taking time to answer questions and working so hard with your website! I have something I have been wondering about: when you say that the new city of Jerusalem will probably orbit just above the earth, what scriptures can you find to show this point of view? I can remember one about John saying that the city came down from heaven but he never said that it landed on earth. Can you help me find some more please?


The Iniquity Of The Fathers, Follow Up

Published: July 27, 2020
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We continue to be blessed each day as you share the nourishment of God’s word with us. My latest question has to do with your recent post (Visiting The Iniquity Of The Fathers Upon The Children) where you say “Some even believe the sin nature is passed through the father only, which is why Jesus could have a human mother but not possess a sin nature.” I have never heard this before. Do you believe this? If so what scripture may refer to this belief?


Understanding Mark 14:25

Published: July 27, 2020
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Thanks again for your devotion to the our Lord. My men’s bible study is studying the book of Mark. I sent your link site to our teacher and he is using all your mp3’s to guide him in our studies. We start chapter 14 next week and I’m sorry to say we are a step ahead of your mp3 down loads on this site.

My question is In Mark 14: 25 what did Jesus mean when he said I will not drink again from the fruit of the vine until that day when I drink it anew in the kingdom of God?


Visiting The Iniquity Of The Fathers Upon The Children

Published: July 27, 2020
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Re: Exodus 34:5-7. Could you explain what it means about God visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon their children, and upon the children’s children, unto the third and fourth generation?


Is Orion Greek Or Hebrew?

Published: July 24, 2020
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I was just wondering if the reference to Orion’s belt in the book of Job was actually an illusion to the Greek illustration, or if the Hebrew word(s) translated “Orion’s Belt” actually referred to a strictly Jewish concept of those stars and their arrangement. Thanks for your time!


The Name Of God, Follow Up

Published: July 24, 2020
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What does it mean to you that God’s name hasn’t been spoken on Earth for 1700(+) years? Who decided this?


The Name Of God

Published: July 24, 2020
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Does God have a name?


Living By Faith

Published: July 23, 2020
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My question is this: we have some preachers who preach the Word but the people seem to be starving. If the speaker tries to feed them meat they almost seem to cover their mouths (and ears) and back up. Living by faith is just a phrase to most believers and faith is inversely proportional to the material goods we have, as you have stated. Is this a fulfillment of prophecy or just the natural progression followed by Europe before us?


Living By Faith, Follow Up

Published: July 23, 2020
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Thank you for answering all my questions. I know I have many but you’re are such a great teacher and I’m very grateful for your answers. To be honest there just isn’t this kind of teaching happening in the church these days.

I was reading the question titled ‘Living By Faith’ and the writer wrote that we have some teachers who teach the word but people still seem to be starving. I agree the pastors are teaching right out of the bible, but never really taking the church into more insights and deeper understandings, actually studying God’s word. I know that Paul when preaching said he’d only teach Christ and Christ crucified and I know some pastors use that to justify not teaching other things such as prophecy, or studying end times etc.


Double Mindedness

Published: July 23, 2020
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I read a Christian’s comment on something in a blog. She said “Don’t be double-minded or the Bible says you won’t receive anything.” I know this bible verse and it always confuses me, mostly I find it very distressing. Does this mean that we have to maintain unfluctuating faith without any fearful thought, doubt or negative imagination? Most times these things attack very easily my mind. Am I in danger that the Lord will not help me or grant a promise if my faith is fluctuating? Do these above mentioned characteristics mean double mindedness? And does unwavering faith mean the lack of these characteristics?