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Living In Safety?

Published: December 31, 2018 (Originally published: January 29, 2011)
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I was reading Ezekiel 38 again and ran across the statement of Israel dwelling safely when Gog and Magog war begins. I thought that Israel returned to God during the war and that until they returned to Him they would not dwell safely.


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Does Satan Answer Our Prayers?

Published: December 31, 2018 (Originally published: January 29, 2011)
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A well known and very respected minister once said in a sermon, “Satan often sends some good things into your life to get you walking in the direction he wants.” I know that Satan masquerades as an angel of light and not all miracles are from God. Can and does Satan answer our prayers?


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The Free Grace Movement

Published: December 31, 2018 (Originally published: December 16, 2012)
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I’ve recently had a discussion about sin and sin nature with fellow Christians. We disagreed on some issues, which is not all that unusual, but afterwards they defined some of my beliefs as those of the Free Grace Movement. Then they warned me this was dangerous. My understanding of this topic is somewhat limited and I wondered what you thought about Free Grace?


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The Age Of My Unborn Child

Published: January 1, 2019 (Originally published: January 1, 2007)
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I had a miscariage at 6 and 1/2 months. I did a Cleansing streams course at my church and the two ladies who ran this course were praying for me. I told them about my baby, one of the ladies told me that she saw a girl of about two years old standing next to me, looking at me and smiling, she described my granddaughter to a tee except my granddaughter has blue eyes and my baby had green. They told me that she watches me. Could you please try and help me discern how my baby would be two years old. I have no doubt she is with Jesus and I am grateful that she is safe, happy and with Him away from this troubled world. Although a cuddle would be great, but I’ll wait for that until I go home. Thank you and God bless you for this site. I have often asked this question of others, but no one can give me an answer.


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How Old Was Jesus When The Magi Arrived?

Published: January 1, 2019 (Originally published: January 15, 2008)
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I thank the Lord for the joy that I always feel about your site. It is indeed blessed by the Holy Spirit because it makes us praise His glorious name always in the knowledge that we learned from your site.

I read one article from (another website) stating that our Lord Jesus was probably 2 years old or at least near to that age when the Wise Men arrived. The writer cited Luke and Mathew as a reference. Can you please explain further so that we can understand better?

What I understand before, a few days after Mary delivered our Lord Jesus, the wise men came and then a few days later they escaped to Egypt. But it contradicts to His dedication at the temple when He was 8 days old. Was He dedicated at the Bethlehem temple? Did they stay in Bethlehem long or return back? Did they return back to Nazareth after the dedication?


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Mary And Elizabeth

Published: January 1, 2019 (Originally published: December 23, 2011)
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You have said Mary and Elizabeth were cousins, which normally suggests common grandparents. How could this be if Mary was of the tribe of Judah and Elizabeth was a Levite? Also Elizabeth was so very much older than Mary.


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Should We Consume Alcohol Or Not?

Published: January 2, 2019 (Originally published: January 5, 2007)
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My question is on Alcohol. I get really confused on whether we should consume alcohol or not. I know drunkenness is a no no and is not an issue for me, but I do like a beer every now and then. Should I feel guilty about doing this?

Also if you could explain the wine/new wine issue. I’ve heard some preachers say it was grape juice, but isn’t there a verse that says don’t get drunk on new wine? Great site by the way.


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My Sister, My Wife

Published: January 2, 2019 (Originally published: January 15, 2007)
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My husband and I made a new years resolution to read the bible together every day. We started with Genesis and we were wondering why Abraham kept denying that Sarah was his wife. I read a little bit further and Isaac denied that Rebekah was his wife. We were wondering why they would do this and thought maybe you could offer us some insight.


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Translation Differences

Published: January 2, 2019 (Originally published: January 17, 2007)
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Let me just say that I love your site. I am a repeat visitor and your last response to my question helped out a lot and I appreciate it.

My new question is this, why in certain Bible versions (i.e. NIV, KJV, etc) is there a footnote with a reference that a particular word is written or phrased differently in other manuscripts? Like for example in the NIV version there is a footnote for John 1:18, that reads: Some manuscripts but the only (or only begotten) Son. Why is this so, I thought all the Bible manuscripts where all the same just translated into English, various languages and versions. Can you please explain this?