Q. My question involves Jeremiah 31:35-36 In this passage God is speaking to Israel saying that He has given the sun, moon, and the sea as an ordinance…(etc) and that if these ordinances should depart from Him, Israel shall also depart from being a nation before Him. Here He is apparently affirming that Israel will remain His chosen nation. And yet that seems to conflict with the fact that during the millennial reign, the sun, moon, and sea will no longer exist, or be visibly functioning. Can you explain this?
Q. Concerning The 144,000 of Rev. 7 and Rev 14. You have said Rev. 7 is referring to the Jewish servants of God and Rev. 14 is the church. If that’s the case, why are the numbers of both 144,000? Thanks for all your help, I have learned more from your website than all my teachings in church.
Q. In the King James Version of Daniel 2:1-11, it says that Nebuchadnezzar had forgotten the dream that so troubled him. However, in the New International Version, it suggests that he did not forget the dream but instead did not trust his wise men to render an accurate interpretation. Therefore, in order to be sure they got it right, he required that they tell him the dream and the interpretation. This raises a red flag of discrepancy between the two versions. Can you help clarify the difference?
Q. How can the “rapture” be “imminent”? Acts 3:21 says that Jesus “must” stay in heaven (He is now there with the Father) “until the times of restitution of all things” which includes, says Scofield, “the restoration of the theocracy under David’s Son” which obviously can’t begin before or during Antichrist’s reign. Since Jesus must personally participate in the rapture, and since He can’t even leave heaven before the tribulation ends, the rapture therefore cannot take place before the end of the tribulation.
Q. My question is: If we were made in God’s image and likeness, then are our bad qualities also from Him? I don’t mean to be disrespectful, I love the LORD, yet the Bible tells of many instances where GOD has wrath, and leads the army of Israel to victory against the other armies. And many are killed. Please help me to understand this side of GOD.
Q. I have a question about the “Chosen”. The scriptures teach us that all who believe are saved. To me that means anyone has the opportunity to be saved. Christ said when He was lifted up all men would be drawn to Him. To me that means he calls all men to repentance. I know not all respond positively to this call. Some accept and others reject. But what I’m trying to figure out is; Believing in free will opportunity for all, who are the Chosen?
Q. Can you please clarify two passages in the Bible ? One is in John 8:44 which stated “He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth because there is no truth in him”. The other verse is in Ezekiel 28:15 which states “Thou wast perfect in thy ways from the day that thou wast created, till iniquity was found in thee”. These scriptures are both describing Lucifer are they not? If he was a murderer from the beginning, then how could he have been perfect in all his ways? How can they both be correct?
Q. I think it’s interesting that in the Parable of the Ten Virgins Jesus said to the five foolish ones, “I never knew you”. In the Sheep and Goat judgment He says to the goats “depart from me” while in the Sermon on the Mount He says both: “I never knew you–depart from me”. Have you noticed that?
Q. When Jesus calmed the storm, raised the dead, fed the 5,000 with two fish and a loaf of bread was He using divine power or was He relying on the power of the Father in those instances?
Q. I am wondering where bacteria and viruses came from…the creation account gives no level beyond insect life in Gen 1.25 assuming things that creep means insect world, tho they are ugly, God made them, but microscopic world is not mentioned. Why would God make such things dangerous and harmful to life? If he didn’t who did?