Q. Is it possible for someone not to obtain salvation because of demons? If one asks the Lord to save them, and they have demons or are oppressed by demons, could they not recieve salvation?
Q. First of all let me say thank you for such wonderful work. May God’s blessings be upon you Mr. Kelley. Mr. Kelley if we, the Church, are in the New Jerusalem do you think we will never go to see the New Earth? I have always been under the impression we would rule the Earth during the Millennium with Jesus. I will be grateful that I’m in Heaven but I would be kind of disappointed if we don’t get to descend to Earth every now and then. What do you think we will be doing those 1000 years in the New Jerusalem? Sorry if these are dumb questions but I look forward to your response. Thank you and God bless.
Q. I’ve heard it said that it is only the western (read American) church that promotes the idea of the pre trib rapture. Is this true? Do you know the position that Messianic Jews or the middle eastern believers take?
Q. I have enjoyed Jack’s articles posted on Rapture Ready but I really have problem with the following excerpt from the article “A Question We’ve All Asked“.
“The Book of Job is an example of the difference between Union and Fellowship. Job’s righteousness made him proud, a sin in God’s eyes. When Satan asked to torment him, God had to agree in spite of the fact that Job was one of the most righteous men on Earth, because he hadn’t confessed his sin. As long as Job relied on his own righteousness he was vulnerable to attack, and none of his complaints could change that, even though he remained a child of God. When he confessed, God put a stop to the torment and restored him.”
Please tell me the scripture reference where it says that Job’s righteousness made him proud. You are teaching in great contradiction to a very large body of Christian work and commentary when you propose that Job was living in unrepentant sin and that was the cause of Satan’s attacks. Wow, you amaze me! You will not find scriptural justification for your comments unless you work hard to squeak it out of the sermons of Job’s 3 friends whom God rebuked and Job prayed for in the end.
What do I do with Job 1:8 where God Himself says “have you noticed my servant Job? He is the finest man in all the earth–a man of complete integrity. He fears God and will have nothing to do with evil.” How am I to ascertain that Job was proud — it’s not there Jack. If God says he had complete integrity how does that jive with your comment that he was proud. You error.
While most of your writings seem right on this comment about Job is quite alarming. You have wandered quite a ways from the truth in order to illustrate a point in the article that could have easily been illustrated with other Bible anecdotes. I hope you correct your thinking on this—and your writings which are wrong.
Q. In Mat.3:2 John urges people to convert. Was it from the Law to Jesus as the Messiah, seeing that the message of salvation was not yet “available”? And when Jesus sends out the disciples in Matt.10 it is with the same message, but here too, the full message, to which people are converting today, was not yet fulfilled. When Jesus in Mat.28 sent them out to evangelise, the way of (to) salvation was clear. Could you please tell me what the message of the first two instructions was?
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.”
Earlier in your article you attempt to validate and support your position, yet you side step this very process when you boldly announce (as so many other writers have) that the Nephilim are simply fallen angels. You are asking the reader to accept an idea that lacks support & validation. And indeed, seeing the Nephilim and evil fallen angels is popular sentiment related to this verse.
To me when reading the chapter I find this to be in great contrast to the luminary praise that comes to mind when reading; They were the heroes of old and men of renown. This strikes in me a very positive cord. How can a hero be a savage murderer? And no culture would label someone so unless he/she were good.
What if the Nephilim were actually not disobedient or fallen angels? What if they were good, noble and holy and were instructed to care for, instruct, heal, teach and mate with the daughters of men (women)?
We must always study the language for it leaves clues to the real meaning.
Q. Thank you so much for your commentaries on end-times events; I have tried to understand all of your commentaries and they fit together seamlessly for which I thank you. One bit of confusion…you say the battle of Ezekiel 38-39 could be a nuclear war, however, it states that it will be obvious to all the nations observing, and Israel, that God won the victory with earthquakes, hail, and brimstone. A nuclear war might not be associated with actions of God so are you saying that both could come into play?
Q. I am enjoying your articles on GraceThruFaith, however, I have a question about New Testament tithing. Where in any of the NT epistles (not the Gospels) is the NT believer told specifically to “tithe”? (giving 10% of gross income).
My husband and I do not “tithe”, but we give “what God purposes in our hearts to give” and we give 100% of that. I believe giving has nothing to do with “how much”, but has everything to do with the heart of the giver.
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?
Thanks and God bless you for your work!
Q. Luke 18:8b says, “However, when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on the earth?” Who was Jesus talking about here and what time period was he referring to?