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The Zeitgeist

Published: May 18, 2017
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I am a Christian mom in my mid fifties and my daughter is 19. She asked me to watch a video called “Zeitgeist” (spirit of the times) and it compared the Zodiac signs and symbols with the Christian religion. (The narrator) showed how other civilizations had myths that were similar in their story line to the story of Jesus. He implied that we copied the story of Jesus and his death and resurrection from the pagan myths that came before Him. Your website has encouraged me over the past 5 months. You have helped me see things in a realistic view and now the End Times scriptures have come alive for me. Please help.


What Is A Church?

Published: May 18, 2017
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May the Lord bless you in many ways for your web site and knowledge of the Scripture. I have learned so much from your site! We use it for our studies to help us interpret some of the scriptures.

My question is about the churches. What exactly does the church or churches in the Bible really mean? Is it a building, country, or as I hope I am reading right, our prayers and fellowship with Christ? My neighbor who is also a Christian of many years asked me the same question yesterday. We all study the scriptures at home.


Who Is Jesus’ God?

Published: May 17, 2017
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“My God, My God, why have you forsaken Me?” cried Jesus. Who is Jesus’ God?


More On Our Crowns

Published: May 17, 2017
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I don’t know about you but I feel like I’m going to be the only Christian without a crown. I’m not sure I’ve ever done anything without some sort of hidden selfish motive. Even when I think I’m being selfless, just thinking that suddenly ruins everything. I guess I’ll just be grateful finally being with the Lord. That will be my reward. Being sinless and being with him is reward in itself. I can’t wait!!!


Believing In Jesus

Published: May 17, 2017
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This is the end of a sermon given by my preacher.

The Bible doesn’t say that “whosoever believeth in the inerrancy of Scripture will not perish but have everlasting life”; it doesn’t say that whosoever believeth in the divinity of Jesus, his virgin birth, his bodily resurrection, his second coming; it doesn’t say that whosoever believeth in the doctrine of substitutionary atonement will not perish; it says that whosoever believeth in him–in Jesus–will not perish but have everlasting life (John 3:16).

I was shocked. This seems very wrong to me and the way of the new age movement. I need some guidance.


How Can I Increase My Faith?

Published: May 16, 2017
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How does one go about increasing his faith in Christ and His power. It would be nice to have the faith to move mountains. I pray for it, and wisdom. I read His word continually and I do believe that He has that kind of power and that He lives in us, but my faith is so weak, as if it is non-existent, especially in regards to things that might apply directly to me. Maybe I feel unworthy of His love in this way, although I believe He has love and mercy towards me. Is there some key element I am missing in obtaining and increasing faith?


Where Did Enoch And Elijah Go?

Published: May 16, 2017
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We’ve been reading your website for a few months now and we’ve learned a great deal about current events and how they relate to Biblical prophecy. We also enjoy your writing style and indepth approach to studying the Scriptures. My question is this: I know that before Jesus died for us, no one could go to heaven and be in the presence of God. Where did Enoch go when he was translated, and where did Elijah go when he was taken up into heaven? God bless you. We pray for you often.


Believing Jesus Is God

Published: May 16, 2017
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Do you agree with John 8:24 that you must believe Jesus is God to be saved? Jesus says in John 8:24 … “… if you do not believe that I AM, you will die in your sins.” Please note: There is no “He” in the original Greek language.


Villages Without Walls?

Published: May 15, 2017
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We hear a lot about a village without walls and we expect to see a dis-arming of Yisrael before everything gets going. But what if: the village without walls is attained thru deception and pressure and Yisrael leaves itself totally open to attack by bowing to the pressure to pacified the Edomites?


Proverbs 31 Author

Published: May 15, 2017
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My Sunday school class is beginning a quick study in Proverbs. My teacher asked if I could summarize Proverbs 31 in a couple of weeks so I am doing some research. I have found a couple of ideas as to the identity of King Lemuel and wondered what your take on this is. Some say that Lemuel was a “pet name” that Bathsheba had for her son, and this is her instructions to Solomon. Others I have read think that he is an unknown Jewish king, while others say that he was a king long before Solomon – possibly someone from Ishmael lineage. I would really like to have your opinion. Thank you for your ministry, I learn so much.