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The Man Of Lawlessness

Published: August 16, 2006 (Originally published: August 16, 2006)
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Question: Regarding the Man of Lawlessness (Anti-Christ) and the confirmation of a covenant (Dan 9:27), almost exclusively I have been taught that this reference is to a 7-year treaty that is “confirmed” by the Antichrist which kicks off the 70th week of Daniel.

However, Dan 9:27 mentions he “confirms” a covenant . It doesn’t mention its duration. In the middle of the 70th week, he stops sacrifice and offerings. So, we all presume it’s a 7-year treaty.

But, might not Dan 9:27 be stating exactly what it says – namely, that the Antichrist will “Confirm” (which to confirm, something must already be in place) not just a covenant, but THE Covenant. We often call the Torah the “Old Testament”, but it is also called the “Old Covenant”. And the word used in Dan 9:27 for covenant is the same one used by God in describing His promises to His people, the Jews.

In light of what you have taught about the battle of Ezekiel causing the world-wide Jews to see their relationship with God being renewed, might not the Antichrist’s confirmation of a covenant be the official re-reinstatement of the Old Testament (Covenant) practices and relationship by authorizing the rebuilding of the temple and the sacrificial system being put back in place?


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The Eucharist, Real Or Representational?

Published: August 29, 2006 (Originally published: August 29, 2006)
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Is the Eucharist really the body and blood of Christ or does it merely represent the body and blood?


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Why Was Enoch’s Book Excluded

Published: July 31, 2016 (Originally published: August 25, 2006)
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I was reading your answer to the question: How Can Angels And Humans Have Children? I looked up the Book of Enoch. Very Interesting. Can you tell why it wasn’t included in the Bible?

Also, I was discussing this with my husband, and he said Enoch came from Cain, so I thought maybe that is why it wasn’t included, but then I was looking in Genesis, and it seems as though there are two men named Enoch in the Bible, one indeed from Cain, but the other from Jared (Seth’s side). Genesis 4 and 5 can cause some confusion if a person isn’t really paying attention. So many parallels in names: Methusael (from Mehujael)-Methuselah (from Enoch) ; Lamech (from Methusael) -Lamech (from Methuselah) ; Enoch(from Cain)-Enoch(from Jared).

I guess I am asking about this point to make sure I understand correctly, these are six different people? Do you know which Enoch the Book of Enoch came from? Thank you.


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Tithing Follow Up

Published: July 31, 2016 (Originally published: August 26, 2006)
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Just in regards to the recent question on tithing…what happens if we don’t go to church? Usually the money would be given during the church service – but for Christians such as myself who don’t actually attend a church regularly, where should we send our money?

I’ve been thinking of maybe keeping the money aside for people in need (such as Christian charities/organizations, sponsoring children in poverty etc), but is this the way God’s portion should be spent? Or should I somehow keep it aside to offer to the Lord personally? I hope this makes sense!!


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What Happens After Death?

Published: August 12, 2006 (Originally published: August 12, 2006)
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My grandmother recently died and I’ve been searching for the truth about life after death. Usually a church says,”She went to heaven with the Lord” but then why would the dead in Christ rise first if they’re already in heaven with Jesus. I need some sort of Scriptural evidence of what really happens after death. Please help.


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Sons Of God And The Son Of God

Published: July 31, 2016 (Originally published: August 29, 2006)
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I don’t know if someone else asked you this question before: When did God create the angels according to Genesis?

And in Job 38:7: “When the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy, who are “the sons of God”? How do I explain to an unbeliever that Jesus was God’s only son – when in Job he talks about the sons of God?

Can you please explain it to me?


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The Shout!

Published: August 24, 2006 (Originally published: August 24, 2006)
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I know most of us nowadays have weakened the vocabulary and true meaning of the words we say. For instance, after watching a movie someone might say “How was the movie?” “It was awesome”. They should have said it was good or it was great.

When the Bible speaks of the Lord descending from Heaven with a Shout, is there anything in the Bible that can give us a clue as to what this shout will be like? Will we just fall like dead men because it’s horrifying or will it be soothing and pleasant? How loud will it be?


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OSAS And Romans 8:38-39

Published: February 25, 2014 (Originally published: February 25, 2014)
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I noticed that you use Romans 8:39-39 in justifying OSAS. I’ve been told that this verse lists only external factors and doesn’t include anything internal to us. This means while nothing external to us can cause us to lose our salvation, we can either forfeit or give back our salvation by things we do ourselves. Is this true?


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Reviewing Romans 8:28-30

Published: August 23, 2018 (Originally published: August 21, 2007)
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Re: Romans 8:28-30

We know that in everything God works for good with those who love him, who are called according to his purpose. For those whom he foreknew, he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, in order that he might be the first-born among many brethren. And those whom he predestined he also called; and those whom he called he also justified; and those whom he justified he also glorified.

Would you please explain this verse in light of other Q&A posts you’ve answered on this site? Thanks!


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OSAS And Romans 8:6,13

Published: January 6, 2015 (Originally published: January 6, 2015)
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I believe in OSAS, as the Bible clearly teaches it. However, I am finding more and more people (especially in my bible study group) using different scriptures to counter OSAS, which does not make sense to me. The most common one I have seen used is Romans 8:6 and 13 where Paul speaks of the fleshly mind is death (physical and spiritual) and that whoever lives according to the flesh will die spiritually, but whoever lives according to the spirit will live. How does this relate to believers?