Q. What does Matthew 5:30 mean? “If your right hand causes you to sin, cut it off and throw it away”. I’m sure Jesus didn’t mean that literally, but what did He mean?
Q. I understand salvation is by grace through faith alone ….. but deep down I still have this ‘something’ that tells me that I am not good enough or doing things right enough, or confessing enough, or confessing to the right people, or being a good enough Christian in any way that would please God or have Him do anything for me. I understand all you say and teach in my mind and in my heart, but deep down in my gut I still feel unworthy. Why is that?
Q. When the Gog/Magog war occurs and the armies of the Russian coalition attack Israel and are destroyed by God in the “mountains of Israel”, what mountains are they?
Q. My mother died when I was three years old leaving my siblings and myself to live with our stepfather. He was the most abusive and hateful person I have ever met. I do not need to get into how my life growing up was, let’s just say it was so terrible that I could not forgive him for years. I am an adult now and the same stepfather has fallen ill. I have eventually forgiven him and was ready to make provisions to take him into my care. I felt that although he was my step-father, he was the only father that I knew. I tried to remove him from a very abusive situation so that he may die in some dignity. My problem is I think that God is not allowing me to take him.
I know the Bible said to honor thy Mother and Father, I would like to honor him but was not allowed to. The last time I was allowed to visit him, I felt it in my heart to tell him that I forgave him and that he should accept the Lord but I did not. He is still alive today but I am not allowed see him. Would I be punished for this? What should I do?
Q. I watched a TV preacher and in his sermon he claimed we will all speak Hebrew in Heaven. I can see how it will be spoken in the 1000 year Kingdom on Earth, but I’m not sure about Heaven because we are Gentiles. What do you think on this subject?
Q. I have a question about my father. He gambles on things like cock fighting and Mah-jong. He is a catholic while I and my elder sister are Christians. I work for my family all my life from high school up to this point and I am getting a good salary. My father asked money from me to spend for his monkey business. What came up to my mind was I didn’t work just for him to spend some of my money on gambling. I know that children are to obey the parents but In this case I don’t know what I should do… he gambles for a living. By the way I am in the Philippines and this kind of gambling is legal I just prayed to God that He will enlighten my father.
Q. As I read through your teachings, “Seven Churches of Rev. 2 and 3,” you describe the letter to the Angel of the Church in Philadelphia being indicative of a time in the recent past–a Church movement called, “The Great Awakening.” Presently, we are hearing a lot of preaching and teaching in the Word of Faith Movement calling for, and telling of, a 2nd Great Awakening or what the scriptures may refer to as the end time harvest. There are times when, in light of the “suddenly” of world events surrounding the nation of Israel, I wonder if this Great Awakening is set to happen pre-rapture or post-rapture. Could you share some insights you might have concerning this?
I could be mistaken, but, it seems that if it’s pre-rapture, then we know rapture time is post endtime harvest which we will recognize when we see it. If it’s post-rapture, then that’s another story altogether.
Q. I thank you for your dedication to the study and teaching of God’s Word and your faithful service to us who need your insight and wisdom. I eagerly open your website each day to study with you. I pray for you every day that God continue to bless you and keep you. The question I have is about the timing of the rapture. I know you’ve heard the quip, “If you see Christmas merchandise in the stores, you know Thanksgiving is coming soon.” How true this is but exactly what is the “Christmas” sign that we can look for concerning the rapture?
Q. I contacted an ex of mine by email. My sister and even my own mother would make comments on how they wished I would have stayed with the ex before meeting my husband. Eventually it got overwhelming for me so I contacted him. My husband found out and was furious. I asked the Lord for forgiveness and repented and have had no contact at all for over a year. My husband did come to the Lord a few months back but still won’t forgive my sister and mother. We have cut communication with them too, per his decision.
I am just so full of guilt for what I did. I am not even sure why it happened, but I know it’s all my fault. I am very happy now with my husband and we are trying to serve the Lord but its hard when he is so full of hate towards my mom and sis. I’m afraid he will never forgive this and I will never see them again. What can I do?
Q. You have the best site on the internet and I read all your articles on prophecy, Your knowledge of the word is very interesting. Recently our church invited a Rabbi who is born again to speak, and His choice of scripture was Ezekiel 38 and 39 . What I found odd was he said that Gomer refers to modern day Germany. I’ve read in your articles and many others where Gomer is referred to modern day Turkey. Now I’m confused. Which is most likely?