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Was Jesus Born In The Spring?

Published: December 3, 2019 (Originally published: December 14, 2014)
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In Luke 1:26, we are told that it was the 6th month when the angel told Mary that she was with child. Would that be June? Wouldn’t that put his birth around the 3rd month of the following year?


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Revelation As Fantasy?

Published: December 3, 2019 (Originally published: November 24, 2014)
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I just found your website. No offense intended, but your doctrine sounds straight out of the “Left Behind” series. Isn’t Revelation better interpreted when seen through the eyes of its earliest audience to which it was written, i.e. the seven churches of Asia Minor? There’s no end to the wacky stuff that can be attributed to Revelation when taken out of its context. It’s apocalyptic material written to give comfort to the Christians who were being persecuted by the Roman Empire, but your end times view confused a friend of mine abut that.


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An Intellectual Seeker?

Published: December 4, 2019 (Originally published: December 9, 2014)
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I co-lead a Men’s Group in our Church. We have a very intelligent retired Phycology Professional in our group. He states he does not believe in sin, hell, heaven nor the Deity of Jesus. He sees the Bible as just another book of Truth, and picks and chooses from it to suit his needs to learn – as he would from any other book. This man is 84, and he is willing to gamble his eternity on his own philosophical views and beliefs. I do not know what to say to such an intellectual ‘seeker’. Right now, I just pray for him. He is a very kind and nice man; but just so lost in his own “worldly intellect” ! What should I do?


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Understanding Daniel 12:4

Published: December 4, 2019 (Originally published: December 13, 2014)
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What does Daniel 12:4 mean? Is the Angel speaking of today’s fast pace of knowledge in technology and people traveling here and there in airplanes, etc? Or, is he speaking of God’s Word in prophecy being understood more clearly and people hungering for more understanding so they travel here and there looking for truth? Also, who are these people? I believe the angel is speaking about those are experiencing the Great Tribulation, am I right?

 


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Why Did God Send Jonah To Sheol?

Published: December 4, 2019 (Originally published: December 22, 2014)
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Why did God send Jonah to Sheol (hell)? Wasn’t he a godly man and because he disobeyed God he was sent to hell? What will that have to do with my salvation if I disobey God?


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Be Of Good Cheer

Published: December 5, 2019 (Originally published: December 18, 2011)
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In John 16:33 Jesus said we will have tribulation in this world, but to be of good cheer or courage because He has overcome the world. I have to say I’m not real sure exactly what Jesus meant when He said this. I know in my head there is nothing more powerful than God or Jesus and that He always has the final say when it comes to anything in the world. But how are we supposed to be of good cheer concerning pain and suffering?


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More On Saved By Faith Kept By Works

Published: December 5, 2019 (Originally published: December 8, 2014)
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I believe we are saved by grace alone and we have no requirement other than faith. My question is, are some of my dear friends who believe they have some responsibility in maintaining their salvation by their works not saved?


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Please Explain The Difference

Published: December 5, 2019 (Originally published: December 10, 2014)
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Re: Must God Choose Us? Could you explain these two verses. Isaiah 55:6 says, “Seek ye the LORD while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near” and John 6:44 says, ” No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day.” They seem to contradict each other.


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Who Did He Call Gods?

Published: December 6, 2019 (Originally published: December 3, 2014)
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In John 10:34-36 what verse is Jesus referring to in the Old Testament in verse 34? Who is the them that he called gods? This seemed a little confusing.


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Must I Name Every Sin?

Published: December 6, 2019 (Originally published: December 29, 2014)
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Thanks for an awesome site. Question: In the last paragraph of your article on “Psalm 83” you state that any unconfessed sin will hamper our fellowship with God. How do I know what this unconfessed sin might be? When in prayer, I confess all my sins that I’m aware of and ask God to forgive me for all these sins and also all other sins that I’m not aware of. Am I still out of fellowship with Him because I did not confess those sins that I’m unaware of by name?