Having just studied the two books of Kings from the Old Testament, I find it rather odd that so much is made of Solomon’s “wisdom.” Scripture indicates that Yahweh promised the gift of “wisdom” to Solomon, further adding that no man either before or even after Solomon would enjoy as great a gift of wisdom as that given to him. However, after receiving this amazing gift from God, Solomon seems to have made some very, very unwise decisions. It seems bizarre to me that the wisest man who ever lived would allow himself to be drawn into such unwise activities.
I was reading one of your teachings that Jesus was “right on time” when He rode into Jerusalem when He did, because it was prophesied in the Prophets. Why then did the teachers of the Law and the religious leaders NOT know this as well? Why did they reject Jesus if He was on time to the very day?
In Romans 7 and 8 Paul seems to contradict himself. I know that isn’t the case at all, but would like your insight. In Romans 7:14 he talks about himself being carnal and then in 8 I believe its vs 6 he talks about being carnal is death. Can you please explain? And also in Romans 8:1 in the kjv he says there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus who live after the spirit and not after the flesh. Can you please explain? And why do the other versions only say “for there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ” and they don’t finish the verse the way the kjv does?
If a Christian, a born-again believer, is defined as one who has asked for and accepted Christ as their Savior and is trusting in Him for their salvation, then why do some pastors continue to insist that there is something that has to be seen as evidence from their own subjective viewpoints for the salvation to be genuine?
I totally get the idea of admonishing believers to live, out of gratitude and with the help of the Holy Spirit, in a manner that bears fruit in our life. But to associate this admonition with salvation is dangerous in my opinion, and results in some people improperly assuming the position of judge over others.
Are there any Bible answers on such mysterious sites on earth as the Gobekli-Tepe site in Turkey and Stonehenge and similar phenomenon? I have been asked how they exist and fit into the creation theory. The proof is there for all to see and in some cases even in this time cannot be explained on the how and why along with tools used to create some of the wonders of the world. Any information, or bible based theory even would greatly be appreciated
I have a question regarding Matthew 16:23. Some people believe that Jesus was calling Peter Satan, since he said “get behind me Satan.” I however disagree & would like some clarification. Thank you for your ministry!
I was speaking with a friend and fellow believer about the signs that the end times are upon us. When I mentioned that the holy land and Jerusalem were back in Jewish hands as one of the signs, he wondered out loud if there could be another dispersal of the Jews and then another regathering in the future. We agreed that it was highly improbable but I wanted to ask you if there is prophetic Scripture which tells us that once the holy land is re-occupied by God’s people, they are there to stay.
My husband went to the altar and asked for salvation about 11 years ago. He told me he was born again. He does not read God’s Word, refuses to listen to any of the Christian shows I watch, and will not talk or let me talk about anything religious.
I have to drag him to church where he sits and sighs about being pulled away from his day. He thinks I am crazy for believing in the Rapture and thinks that the world will recover from all that is happening and it will go on just as it always has. I have prayed daily for him to draw closer to God as I feel time is very short. Is he saved and will he be raptured? If not, how should I go about convincing him that he needs to wake up and see that God is real and our time on earth is short?
In Matthew 27:52-54 we see a resurrection of saints, either OT or those saved during Jesus earthly ministry who passed away. Am I correct in teaching that the first resurrection is a kind of resurrection (resurrection unto, or of life) and not just the number order, although it is that as well, and that there are phases to it?