Ask a Bible Teacher

What’s To Eat?

Published: March 3, 2023
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Thank you for your ministry. I learn so much from your answers. I have a question about the Israelites and manna. When they left Egypt they soon complained about being hungry. God provided food for them in the form of quail and manna. Now, in Chapter 16 verse 35 it says that they ate manna for 40 years until they “…..came to a land inhabited; they did eat manna, until they came unto the borders of the land of Canaan.” Other scriptures indicate that they had animals with them. In chapter 24 Moses sacrifices oxen. Later, when God directs Moses to make the Tabernacle, there is an altar for burnt offerings and also a table for the showbread (which was to be made of fine flour).

My question is, if they had animals and grain, why did the need the manna for 40 years? Was it possibly a supplement to their diet, like vitamins? Or did they just have the animals for sacrifices and the flour for grain offerings?

Thank you so much, and may God continue to bless this ministry.


The Olivet Discourse

Published: March 3, 2023
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Many scholars teach that the Olivet Discourse was written for the Church, but you say the focus is on Israel. If you’re right why does the Olivet Discourse even appear in Mark and Luke when these two Gospels are mainly Gentile in their focus? Please explain.


Holy Ghost And Holy Spirit

Published: March 3, 2023
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Thanks again for this opportunity to ask a good bible teacher a question. Is there a difference between the Holy Ghost and the Holy Spirit?

Example: Act 8:17 Then laid they their hands on them, and they received the Holy Ghost.

Eph 1:13 In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that Holy Spirit of promise,

If they are one in the same, why did they have to lay hands on to recieve one time, and only had to believe another time.

Thank you very much for your time and God bless you even more.


Observing The Lords Supper

Published: March 2, 2023
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I understand the meaning of the Lords Supper but should we, as christians, partake in the Lords Supper and if so how often.


When Did Jesus Become God’s Son?

Published: March 2, 2023
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Was Jesus the son of God from the beginning ? I mean did he give up his place in heaven as the son of God to be born on earth through Mary as a man? Also what happens after the one thousand year rule on earth by Christ is over does Jesus offer up the kingdom to God so heaven and earth become one like in the Lord’s prayer?


King Solomon and The Queen Of Sheba

Published: March 2, 2023
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I have a question about Solomon, I have read in several places that Solomon married the queen of Sheba but in the bible I can only find where she came to him to see if his fabled wisdom was true. Once she found out it was true the last I read of the queen of Sheba is that she returned to her land (1 kings 10:13). Am I missing something? Did Solomon marry the queen of Sheba? And where can I find that in the bible?


10 Dimensions

Published: March 1, 2023
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A quantum mathematician in Japan has said that his math is telling him that there is 9 dimensions and the 9th dimension runs everything. This sounds to me a lot like parallel universes. What do you think about parallel universes and what is God doing with all of this?


When Believing Isn’t Enough

Published: March 1, 2023
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My question is this. If a person does not have a definite instance in their life where they declare that they are a sinner and accept Christ as Savior by praying something similar to the Sinner’s prayer (i.e. a salvation experience) are they really a believer? It was a topic of conversation with a friend who has no such experience yet believes she will go to heaven and longs to see Christ.


Prosperity Or Prophecy?

Published: March 1, 2023
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Is it your opinion that as we get closer to the Lord’s return, the more watered down the messages from the pulpit get? I am a charismatic; I believe that the gifts of the Holy Ghost are for today; that being said why do you think that most of the messages in charismatic churches today are based on prosperity? Where has all the prophetic teaching gone?

Don’t get me wrong. I believe and know that God wants to prosper us, but I believe we need to be preaching and teaching the full council of God… and that includes prophecy (end times)! Is part of the reason why we don’t preach or teach out of the book of Revelation because were living in the Laodicean church age and if we do we’ll see the truth slapping us right in the face?


What Is Paradise?

Published: February 28, 2023
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I have a question about the word “paradise.” I have read that it really means something different from “heaven.” Most people use the words interchangeably, so I’m wondering about the correct meaning. Also, is heaven then in three spheres? I have also read that but need some help comprehending it.