I have been a faithful follower of yours for almost a year. Just today, a good friend challenged me by quoting your background. Please comment on the internet publicity that you have been “unreliable” in your reporting via USA Today. How can we depend on what you share with us on your Grace Thru Faith site?
I have been divorced for 7 years and separated for 2 years while the divorce was in process. I tried to prevent, delay, avoid the divorce that my wife initiated. We were married in the catholic church by my priest, she is protestant, and have three children together. She had a thyroid problem that went undiagnosed until the divorce was started. It had affected her physically to the point that her judgment had been affected. Her doctor told me that her brain chemistry was ‘out of whack” and that she shouldn’t be allowed to make any major decisions until they could regulate her and she could get counseling. I couldn’t persuade her that the divorce was not based in reality but her skewed version of reality. Her parents and good friend (male) persuaded her that I was trying to control her. She moved out and began a relationship with her “friend”.
My question to you: I believe my wife to be ill physically and mentally. Mark 10: 5-9 and 1 Corinthians 7: 15 seem to offer opposite teaching. I loved my wife and never wanted the divorce. I feel bound by my promise to love et al in sickness and in health, what God has joined together let no man put asunder. I have never lost hope of re-uniting with my wife, and we are friendly to each other when exchanging kids, but I am getting older and would rather not spend the rest of my life alone. For the last 9 years the kids have been my life but they will be off to college soon enough. Please share your thoughts on my situation. Most people tell me to move on, but I don’t really feel that I have that option, Biblically or ethically.
In your commentary on Psalm 137, re: “under the leadership of Ezekiel the Jews put together the books of the O.T.” Could you tell me where I could get more information on this? It sparked my interest in knowing about how, when, where the O.T. books were placed in their order.
In your article on the End Times According To Jesus Part 4 you mention Matt24:31. Since that verse follows the verses on the Tribulation, doesn’t that verse refer to the elect that make it thru the Tribulation gathered to enter the earthly Millennial Kingdom about to begin? I think verse 30 is the Second Coming. Doesn’t the term Son of man refer to Our Lord in earthly terms?
I found your article on defending the Pre-Tribulation Rapture at Rapture Ready. Could the disappearance/vanishing in Psalm 12 describe the Rapture? If so, then could the rest of the psalm outline the events following the Rapture, including the duration of ‘seven times?’
There are some prophecy experts who have alluded to the possibility of a significant time gap between the Rapture of the Church and the onset of the Tribulation as indicated by the inauguration of a treaty between Israel and the Antichrist. One teacher who has mentioned this in passing is (a well known prophecy teacher) but I do not find it explicitly explained in his writings. Do you have an opinion on this and does the Bible hint at this possibility?
I have two questions – my first question – is their a language also called “speaking in tongues” (not to be confused with “speaking in different kinds of tongues” for interpretation) that God gives us to use during worship and private prayer? Jude 20; 1 Cor.14:4.
My second question is – Over the years I’ve heard people from different denominations debate on how a person should be baptized. One denomination says that one should be baptized in “Jesus Name”, while another denomination says that one should be baptized “In the Name of the Father, Son & Holy Ghost”. Is there scripture in the Bible to support that a person should be baptized in “Jesus Name”? and being baptized in “Jesus Name” is the only way a person will receive the gift of speaking in tongues?
Thank you for being available to assist us. Last night my wife and I struggled with this from Mark 4:10-12.
When he was alone, the Twelve and the others around him asked him about the parables. He told them, “The secret of the kingdom of God has been given to you. But to those on the outside everything is said in parables so that,
” ‘they may be ever seeing but never perceiving, and ever hearing but never understanding; otherwise they might turn and be forgiven!’”
We just couldn’t explain to ourselves why Jesus appears to be intentionally preventing some from coming to forgiveness by using parables.
We’d really appreciate some help here. Thank you very much.
I have a question regarding recent events in Jerusalem. An online news source is reporting that plans are being drawn up by MK Uri Ariel for the construction of a synagogue on the southeastern corner of the Temple Mount. In fact, Ariel is meeting with rabbis and other public officials later this week in this regard. Today, November 6, Sheikh Raad Salah, head of the Islamic movement in Israel promises bloodshed (and also refers to the synagogue as the “holy temple”) and violence.
While is not the Third Temple, it is nevertheless proposed in order to allow Jews to pray on the Temple Mount. It’s a first step, if it happens, and I wonder if something such as this attempt at a place of worship in that location could be the “spoil” spoken of in Ezekiel which would bring the Islamic nations against Israel?