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The Image Of God

Published: February 18, 2016 (Originally published: February 21, 2016)
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I just found your website and I am curious to know why do people put a face on the Lord Jesus Christ, who is the express image of God, when the Father said we are not to do this. Drawings are done with the hand from the mind of a person to represent the physical features of the Lord Jesus. These features are usually long brown hair, a long straight, narrow nose, mustachioed, sometimes bearded, pale skin and light colored eyes.

The scriptures tells us that with all of our getting, we are to get an understanding and I would like to understand how and why this commandment is still ignored, especially with knowledge increasing at such a rapid rate in this final hour before the Lord Jesus comes back?


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Do I Have To Forgive An Unbeliever?

Published: February 18, 2016 (Originally published: February 18, 2016)
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I’ve noticed in the New Testament that references to “a brother” refers to another Christian. Am I wrong? Are you required to forgive unbelievers when they mistreat you horribly without apology? As I understand things, God cannot forgive me of my daily sins unless I confess them and offer them up in prayer (Earthly Fellowship!). Suppose the pagan doesn’t ever admit (confess) to sinning against you and feels they are justified in their behavior. Can you forgive them for something that isn’t brought into the light by BOTH concerned parties? Time heals all wounds, but what about wounds that keep getting infected with fresh injuries? Also, the dispute resolution process referred to in Mathew 18 would work great for Christians, but what about pagans? And what does it mean to treat a person“as you would a pagan”?


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How Many Writers, Over What Period Of Time?

Published: February 18, 2016 (Originally published: February 18, 2016)
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I understand that there is only one Author of the Bible. However, how many Spirit-directed writers contributed to the finished Word we read today? Also, what is the span of time involved?


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Pre-Flood Writing

Published: February 18, 2016 (Originally published: February 18, 2016)
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I have a great question that I have been wondering for a long time now. When was the written language first created? Did Adam and Eve first communicate through their minds? Or did they have the Hebrew language and letters right from the beginning with pencils and paper? Did Adam say to Eve go get those pencils and write down the names of the animals?


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Moses, A Type Of The Messiah

Published: February 18, 2016 (Originally published: February 19, 2016)
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My granddaughter and I are studying “The life of Moses” this year in Bible Study Fellowship. I thought some of it would be something of a slog, but God’s set up of the whole sacrificial system is such a beautiful graphic picture of all that Jesus has done for us, that it is wonderful.

But one thing that I don’t understand is this. When the “stiff necked” people (I love that-aren’t we all?) disobeyed, God became so angry. After the golden calf, He threatened to start all over with just Moses and not lead with His presence. There are many failures that brought on God’s anger. My problem is that I know God knew this would all happen ahead of time and He knew He would not wipe everyone out and start over with Moses. So why such anger? It almost comes across to me that God loses control. And I know that is not true. Can you help me here?


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What Happened During Those 3 Days?

Published: February 18, 2016 (Originally published: February 19, 2016)
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I would like to know what Jesus did those 3 days after he died on the cross and prior to resurrection. Was there more punishment to endure? If so, what was it for exactly? I have had some interpretation on it but not much scripture.


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Signs Of His Coming

Published: February 18, 2016 (Originally published: February 19, 2016)
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I have a twofold question this time regarding Matt.24:29,30.

First, in Matt.24:3 the disciples asked Jesus “what shall be the sign of thy coming,?” Doesn’t Jesus’s appearing in heaven with all the saints and the holy angels have to be the sign? Otherwise it seems he left their question unanswered because he doesn’t describe any other sign.

It seems to me that at least part of the reason why the sun and moon are darkened and the stars diminish their brightness is so that it will be totally dark everywhere on the face of the earth. This would allow everyone to be aware of his sudden coming in all his glory (brightness). If it were to happen during mid-day, his appearing wouldn’t be immediately apparent. This also seems to be what is happening in Zech.14:6,7.

Secondly, I believe I remember reading where you hint that there might be a delay between Matt.24:29 and Matt.24:30. I don’t see how it could be very long. If it was a delay of, say one day, then it would have to be said that the Great Tribulation and the Antichrist’s rule during it will last 1261 days, not the 1260 days the scriptures say. To limit this rule to 1260 days it seems Jesus’s return would have to be immediately after the sun, moon and stars are darkened. I would appreciate your thoughts.


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Responding To An Unbeliever

Published: February 18, 2016 (Originally published: February 20, 2016)
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I was discussing the meaning of Matthew 15:24 with a co-worker today and he said that my Bible (the New King James Version) cannot possibly be God’s Word because God didn’t write the Bible in English, that the Hebrew vocabulary was so limited back in the day that the words didn’t exist to say what the passage says, that it’s impossible to accurately translate what may have been said into the proper context, and that whatever oral stories may have been handed down, that they were embellished along the way.

We then went onto the topic of Daniel 9:24-27. When I told him that the first 483 years were fulfilled to the day, he started on me about how they didn’t even have a Jewish calendar back when Daniel made the prophecy. They didn’t know what a year was.

He also said that dinosaurs and the Genesis account of creation are mutually exclusive, which is why we cannot take the Bible literally because science has already proven that dinosaurs existed. He also wanted to know how, if the theory of evolution is to be excluded, Noah could put billions of species of animals etc. on an ark that was only the size of a football field? Because, he says, we have billions of different kinds of species of living things and they would have all had to fit on that ark.

Will you please help me with these questions?


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Who Is The Bride? Follow Up

Published: February 18, 2016 (Originally published: February 20, 2016)
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If there’s no difference between believers as far as being the Bride is concerned, what heavenly benefit is there for those who love the Lord so much that they want to please Him and be “after His own heart”…as He describes King David….versus someone who just stays a baby Christian and never comes to know Him in a very personal way?


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Love ‘Em Or Hate ‘Em. Which Is It?

Published: March 7, 2016 (Originally published: February 16, 2016)
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I am a bit confused about Luke 14:26 “If any man come to me, and hate not his father, and mother, and wife and children, and brethren, and sisters, yea, and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple.” KJV. And yet we are told to love one another. Cheers I really enjoy your site.