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Can Moses Be A Witness?

Published: July 3, 2006 (Originally published: July 3, 2006)
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Just a note to thank you for your studies on Revelation as posted on the Rapture Ready website. They prove to be most profitable in the study of God’s Word.

I did have one question and have wondered if you have additional thoughts on the following matter. In the latest study, you reviewed the possible identity of the Two Witnesses, and concluded that you were leaning towards Moses being one of the two. I have always found this area of particular personal interest and no matter which way I seem to study it, it seems that Moses has to be ruled out simply because it is written that “he died” while Holy Scripture also states that man is appointed to only die once. With those 2 areas of scripture cited, are we not obligated to rule out Moses?

Thank you for your thoughts. May God bless you in your writings as they are a wonderful tool in the study of His Word.


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Third Temple Or Fourth?

Published: July 3, 2006 (Originally published: July 3, 2006)
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To quote from your recent Revelation study; This Temple (The one the Jews will build for use in the tribulation) will be the source of the living water that begins flowing on the day the Lord returns (Zech 14:8). After a cleansing and re-dedication similar to the one memorialized in the Feast of Hanukkah, it will be used during the Millennium. It’s purpose will be to recall the Lord’s work at the cross and provide the perspective for children born during the Kingdom Age to choose salvation. Acts 15:14-16 confirms that after the Lord has chosen a people from among the gentiles for Himself (the church) He will return and re-build David’s fallen Tabernacle (the Temple). This is the Third Temple, so vividly described in Ezekiel 40-48.

So reads one paragraph from your recent newsletter but there seems to be some discrepancy here, if the temple built by the Jews is to be (used during the millennium) what is the purpose of Jesus building the temple which you call “The third” ? [Surely the one Jesus builds is the fourth!] Where does the bible say when it will be destroyed so the final one can be built?


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Eternal Punishment Or Not?

Published: July 3, 2006 (Originally published: July 3, 2006)
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I receive this by-monthly mag. with a question and answer/ letter area. One person wrote in that “she is very upset that her unsaved family and friends will spend eternity in torment and punishment! The author writes back that, when the unsaved person dies, after judgment he then is burned up into a pile of ashes!!! That the only eternal punishment is not having God in his life. There is no eternal pain and suffering per se. What is your opinion on this issue?

I am convinced that if that were all there is to the punishment, wouldn’t it be easier to live a worldly life, and at the time of judgment, suffer the few minutes it takes to just burn up. It can’t possibly be that easy.

Thank you for your articles. They are very informative, and very accurate. Thank you for your time . Have a blessed day.


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Purpose Driven?

Published: June 30, 2006 (Originally published: June 30, 2006)
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I recently heard that the head of (a major evangelical denomination) came out publicly to state that if there were any of their churches that were following “40 Days of Purpose”, they would no longer be considered a member of (that denomination.)

If a church is teaching “The Purpose Driven Life”, why is this bad? In the “40 Days…” book, scriptures are quoted and then suggestions are given as to how to put the scriptures into action in our daily lives. Isn’t that helping to bring people to know Jesus Christ through scripture and get them more acquainted with the Bible? Isn’t He the only way we can get to heaven?

I am currently a member of a mega-church, which I credit for bringing me back into the church after having been away for 20 years, and for drawing me closer to Jesus than I have ever been. When my church did the “40 Days” study, I actually read my Bible and the book on a daily basis. I appreciated the opportunity to have a structured at-home study guide that was easy to read and understand.

I understand that some believe there are some truths, half-truths, mistakes, omissions, and errors in the book, but aren’t we all human – thus, fallible? I do not believe this book was meant for Bible scholars, but I do believe there is a place for this book, and that the purpose of the book has been reached…bringing people to God.


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Is The Tribulation A Sabbatical Cycle?

Published: June 29, 2006 (Originally published: June 29, 2006)
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Is it true that the Tribulation is referred to as a Shevua (One Week) in Hebrew meaning Sabattical Cycle? If so,how can we tell where a Sabattical Cycle Begins and Ends?


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The Destiny Of The Unsaved

Published: June 29, 2006 (Originally published: June 29, 2006)
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Concerning an earlier question of the fate of an unsaved soul. Jesus seems to answer this question with the parable of the rich man and Lazarus. The rich man at death was sent to suffer the flames, while Lazarus went to heaven and was comforted. The rich man calls out to God to allow Lazarus to dip his finger in the water and place it on his (the rich man’s) tongue as he his burning alive and can’t stand it.

Is the place the rich man is sent Hell and if so, is there any reference to the place of judgment before the rich man is sent to the flames? Thank you for this website.


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Kenites And The Serpent’s Seed

Published: June 28, 2006 (Originally published: June 28, 2006)
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First, I want to tell you how much I appreciate your dedication to “in-depth” teaching. Thank you so much for GraceThruFaith. It is my favorite bible teaching sight and I spend time there daily. I pray for God’s continued blessings upon you and your work.

I recently read someone’s comment on a blog who believes a “bible teaching” that the Kenites were the descendants of Cain, and that Cain was the offspring of Satan and Eve. I researched and found that this is called the “serpent seed” doctrine. Some also believe that Kenites were responsible for Jesus’ crucifixion and that modern-day Kenites are involved in carrying out Satan’s work. I am questioning this teaching (especially about Cain being the physical offspring of Satan and Eve). Isn’t it inconsistent with the scriptures?


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Retaliation In Gaza

Published: June 28, 2006 (Originally published: June 28, 2006)
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What’s your take on the current retaliation of Israel in Gaza?


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Ezekiel 38 Question

Published: June 27, 2006 (Originally published: June 27, 2006)
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I recently read your series of articles on “7 Things you must know to understand Bible Prophecy”–a very excellent portion. Thank you so much! I do have a question however, concerning Ezek. 38.

Everyone seems to think this could be fulfilled any day now, given the current situation in Iran, and their connections with Russia. If that were true, then of course the Rapture could be at anytime also.

However, in reading that portion of Ezekiel, it seems to me there are some very important criteria that have not been met, and that don’t seem likely to happen anytime soon. It seems very clear that when this portion of prophecy will be fulfilled Israel will be at peace and dwelling securely in the land. That is certainly not the case at this time–far from it!

It also mentions the attack is on horseback, and with quite primitive weapons. Is it possible that this portion is really an expansion of Rev 20, at the very end of the Millennium when the final rebellion takes place? It just does not seem to me to fit our current situation by any stretch of the imagination.

If not, then would it not be more likely that after some global crisis ( like Iran nuking us and Israel and everybody retaliating) that Antichrist appears on the scene to bring his “utopian” false peace out of the chaos? It is possible the church could still be here at that point, but then when the world is finally saying at last,”peace and safety”, God brings sudden destruction on them with the beginning of the seal judgments and the Rapture of the church. It could be at that time that Israel is dwelling “securely” in the land with no more walled villages, and builds their temple, due to their relationship to Antichrist.

Anyway,to me, it just does not seem likely to have Ez38/39 happening any time now… just wanted your thoughts.


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Are All Jews Saved?

Published: June 23, 2006 (Originally published: June 23, 2006)
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I have read the responses to the question “Are all Jews Saved?” and am confused. First, the Jews of the Old Testament who trusted in God are saved under the Old Testament right? Secondly, the Bible tells us that God blinded the Jewish people to Jesus in order to fulfill the “time of the Gentiles.”

To say that God would blind a nation of people to Jesus and salvation AND not maintain the Old Covenant with them seems unimaginable for a loving, forgiving God.

What you’re saying is that ALL Jews from Jesus to Revelation, except for the few Messianic Jews, are going to hell because God blinded them to the truth of Jesus and the cross. You’re saying that all of the terrible things done to the Jews, many in the name of Christianity, are simply their sentence for being Jewish.

In effect you’re saying that God condemned them to eternity in hell because some tribe and nation had to be an example and a people for all of the world to hate in order to fulfill God’s plan.

I believe that the Old Covenant must be in effect throughout the “time of the Gentiles” for those Jews who keep it. Doesn’t this make more sense, doesn’t this describe our Creator better?