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Was There A Pre-Adamite Civilization?

Published: December 7, 2016 (Originally published: December 30, 2008)
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Do you believe there could have been a pre-Adamite civilization and if you don’t would you say why false teachers cling to this? I found some sites that give compelling reasons for its existence, but I have also found sites that come down hard on this teaching. Could you please share your thoughts?


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Qualifying Jesus As Israel’s King

Published: December 6, 2016 (Originally published: September 20, 2006)
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There is something I want to ask my own church Minister, but never remember to when I see him.

In Mathew chapter 1 verses 1-17 it gives: The book of the generations of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham, showing that Jesus is a descendant of David. Mathew must have known that Joseph was the step-father of Jesus and therefore Jesus could not be a descendant of David through Joseph.

I think that I heard or read somewhere, many years ago, that Mary was also a descendant of David, but do not know if this is true. Is it mentioned anywhere in the Bible? I have not been able to find it.


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Is Rev. 12 About The Church?

Published: December 6, 2016 (Originally published: December 14, 2006)
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Please explain Revelation 12, verse 6. Is this the church during the tribulation period?


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Seven Thunders

Published: December 6, 2016 (Originally published: December 16, 2006)
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What, in your opinion, was the content/nature of the seven thunders in the book of Revelation, that John was forbidden to record. The events of Revelation are quite terrifying. What could possibly be worse, so much so that the nature/content of the seven thunders is kept secret?


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A Predestination Question

Published: December 1, 2016 (Originally published: December 26, 2006)
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I believe that have found several references in the new testament that indicate we as Christians are chosen by God to be born again Christians-not the other way around. Do you agree with this or am I way off base? Also, if I am correct I have read nothing in articles about this subject matter. Care to speculate why?


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Fiscal Responsibility

Published: December 1, 2016 (Originally published: December 27, 2006)
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I spend hours on the articles you present in your website and thank God for the so many things about the Bible that I learn from these. I also am grateful for you allowing for copies to be made of these articles, which I also find very helpful because I distribute these to my friends and also prepare sermons on them for my local church.

I have a question that I need some guidance from the Bible on, which I now ask you to kindly help give some answers to. What are the principles of God that govern the management or use of money by a Christian? I note that you refer to these as ‘Biblical admonitions for fiscal responsibility’ in your answer to a question under ‘Financial Debt & the Rapture‘.

 


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Is This Fasting Or Not?

Published: December 1, 2016 (Originally published: December 31, 2006)
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Hello again, still watching your web. Learning answers to a lot of topics I have wondered about for a long time. Every one is talking Fasting. I go to a church that does fasting different than I’ve ever heard. I believe that you give up food in some way or totally for as long as you feel God would exspect of you as an individual. I have heard that a person can fast things like giving up T.V or some kind of pleasure. I do not believe in this as to me it seems like one is giving up a sin that should not be in your life any way. What does the Word say? I really would like your thought on this. Maybe I am wrong. God Bless you and I’ll look for an answer.


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Daniel 9 And Palm Sunday

Published: December 1, 2016 (Originally published: December 31, 2006)
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In your article on Daniel’s 70 weeks, the bit that bothers me a little is the timing of Christ’s entry into Jerusalem. In your article on the second page, you state that the decree by Artaxerxes was made in March 445 BC, then “exactly 483 years after that the Lord Jesus rode into Jerusalem on a donkey …” Putting these two figures together would make the year of our Lord’s death as 38 AD.

If Jesus was born around 2 BC, that would make him 40 years old. How does that figure with the usual age of 33 years at His death?

Thank you very much for your articles which I find relevant and thrilling. I live in Zambia and do quite a lot of Bible teaching myself in the local church. But if someone asked me about the missing 7 years and I didn’t have an answer, it would undermine the truth of the rest of the teaching, hence my question above.


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The Doctrine Of Transubstantation

Published: February 11, 2017 (Originally published: December 31, 2006)
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In all of scripture I have found but one verse that appears to back up the traditionally Catholic doctrine of transubstantiation (i.e. Presence of Christ dwells literally in the bread and wine). That being 1 Corinthians 10:16 “Is not the cup of thanksgiving for which we give thanks a participation in the blood of Christ? And is not the bread that we break a participation in the body of Christ?”

I just wanted to get your take on this verse, which has confounded this ex-Catholic.


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Knowing What The Lord Wants, Follow Up

Published: November 22, 2016 (Originally published: November 25, 2015)
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Your answer to “How can I know I’m doing what the Lord wants?” is to “Get confirmation from someone who doesn’t know what I’m thinking of doing”, could you please be a bit more specific.