Question Some people say that Israel was 430 years in the land of Egypt and others say it was 215 years. Why the difference? Answer When the children of Israel came out of Egypt it was, exactly to the day, 430 years...read more
Question: Some Church members have no conscience about drinking intoxicating liquor. Is total abstinence Biblical or is social drinking permissible? Answer: Our rule of conduct must be the Word of God alone, and Scripture is abundantly clear that alcoholic…read more
Question The Book of the Revelation chapter 17 describes a harlot woman named “MYSTERY BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS”, who is seen riding a beast which has “seven heads and ten horns”. This is not the only...read more
Question Do 1 Peter 4:6 and 1 Peter 3:19 teach that Christ went to hell after He died and that unsaved people have a second chance after death? For for this cause was the gospel preached also to them that are dead, that...read more
Question Many people teach that in bible prophecy a day equals a year. I am aware that the Seventh Day Adventists and Jehovah's Witnesses do. What authority is there in Scripture for this method of interpretation? ...read more
Question If the earth is going to be burned with fire according to 2 Peter 3:7-13, why does the Bible say that “the earth abideth for ever” (Ecclesiastes 1:4)? Answer Perhaps we should take the opportunity to look at the...read more
Question When John foresaw his rapture into heaven in Revelation chapter 4, he saw four beasts (angelic living creatures) and 24 elders on thrones before the throne of God. Who are the 24 elders? Answer The Bible does...read more
Question When will Christ return? Answer Predictions of the time of Christ’s return have been made by various cults and each prediction has proven wrong. The Seventh Day Adventist (SDA) movement began with a prediction...read more
Question We read of the Lamb’s Book of Life and the Book of Life. Does this mean that everybody’s name is in the Book of Life and only the Saved are in The Lamb’s Book of Life? Answer The Book of Life and the Lamb’s...read more
Question Some teach that the Rapture will occur at the end of the 7-year Tribulation when Christ returns to the earth. Why is this view wrong? Answer The Post-Tribulation Rapture theory teaches that the Church will not...read more
Question Will earthly relationships continue in heaven, or will we be so taken up with the Lord that we will not be aware of each other? Answer An old lady once asked her pastor, “Pastor, will we...read more
Question Some commentators interpret the last-days invasion of Israel described in Ezekiel 38/39 as the battle of Armageddon, while others believe it is a separate invasion by Russian-led Muslims. Which view...read more
Question In Revelation chapter 7 the twelve tribes of Israel are mentioned but the Tribe of Dan is replaced by the Tribe of Levi. Why? Answer The tribe of Dan is omitted in Revelation chapter 7 while most other tribes...read more
Question If Enoch and Elijah were caught up to heaven, how do we explain John 3:13? Answer John 3:13 states: “No man hath ascended up to heaven...” Jesus spoke these words BEFORE He died and rose...read more
Question If an army of 200 million comes to Jerusalem for the battle of Armageddon and the blood flows to the horses bridles, how will the dead bodies be buried? Answer The short answers is: They won’t be buried, they will be removed by resurrection....read more
Question Some Bible commentators maintain that the city of Babylon will be rebuilt in the last days and become the world capital under Antichrist. This has been linked to a claim that Antichrist may be an...read more
Question Some claim to be apostles and prophets. Are they right? Answer The word Apostle comes from a Greek word meaning “to send with a commission”, and an Apostle of Jesus Christ was one who had...read more
Some teach that the Church did not begin until Acts 13 when the Gospel was preached to the Gentiles, and that baptism for believers was only a Jewish rite. Scripture is clear that the Church began on the day of Pentecost when the disciples were baptized with the Holy Spirit. Believers’ water baptism by immersion also began at Pentecost when 3,000 were baptized…
Does Dan.9:27 Describe the Great Tribulation as Seen in Rev. chapters 6 to 18? What Scriptural evidence is there that the 70th week prophesied in Daniel chapter 9:27 is the Great Tribulation and therefore that chapters 6 to 18 of the Book of Revelation describe the same period of time? There is absolutely no doubt that these two passages of Scripture relate to the same seven-year period of time immediately preceding the glorious appearing of Christ at His second coming…
Does Hebrews11:39-40 Teach a General Resurrection? Hebrews 11:39-40 states: “And these all (Old Testament saints), having obtained a good report through faith, received not the promise: God having provided some better thing for us, that they without us should not be made perfect.” Does this teach a General Resurrection; that Old Testament saints and Church Age saints rise together?…
An article in 6 June 2002 issue of New-Life paper quite rightly claimed that the Old Testament must be interpreted by the NewTestament, but then it proceeded to argue that God is ﬁnished with the nation of Israel…
Some people say that Israel was 430 years in the land of Egypt and others say it was 215 years. Why the difference? When the children of Israel came out of Egypt it was, exactly to the day, 430 years from the call of Abraham out of Haran…
Some Churches teach that Christ is the King of the Church and many modern choruses refer to the Church as a kingdom with Christ as our King. Is this Scriptural? Is this Kingdom Theology? What does the Bible say?…
Has God had a literal kingdom on earth? Does God have a literal kingdom on earth? Will God establish a literal kingdom on earth? If so, what form will it take? Is it only to be understood in a spiritual sense, or will it be a literal, earthly kingdom? Is the Church the kingdom of God on earth?…
Question: In 1Cor.13:10, we read that knowledge and prophecy are done away when “that which is perfect is come”. Is this the coming of the Saviour or the completion of the Canon of Scripture? Answer: Biblically, the apostolic sign-gifts of prophecies, tongues, and knowledge have ceased as 1 Corinthians 13:8-13 indicates they would…
Some Church members have no conscience about drinking intoxicating liquor. Is total abstinace Biblical or is social drinking permissible? Our rule of conduct must be the Word of God alone, and Scripture is abundantly clear that alcoholic drinks should have no part in our lives. Strong drink intoxicates, and God says: “Be not deceived…neither fornicators…nor drunkards…shall inherit the kingdom of God”(1Cor.6:9-10)…
In 2 Thessalonians 2:1-4 Paul mentions two events that precede the period of the Great Tribulation. The KJV and NKJV state that the “day of Christ” shall not come except “there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed”. Other versions read, “the day of the Lord”. If it is “the day of Christ”, isn’t that the Rapture as in Phil.1:10 and Phil.2:16? If the correct reading is “the day of Christ”, how can the “falling away” be the departure of the Church if the “day of Christ” comes first?
In Luke 21:24 Jesus spoke of the “times of the Gentiles”, and in Romans 11:25 Paul wrote of the “fulness of the Gentiles”. The “times of the Gentiles”, is undoubtedly the time period of Gentile occupation of Jerusalem which concludes with the Second Advent of Christ at the end of the Tribulation, but what is the “fulness of the Gentiles”?
Some teach that God predestinates Christians to be saved, and unless a person is one of the elect he cannot be saved. Isn’t it true that God foreknows who will believe, rather than chooses some to be saved
and some to be lost?
Since Pentecost there have been three classes of people with whom God has been dealing, the Jew, the Gentile, and the Church. According to 1Cor.10:32 it is clear that these distinctions will continue during the millennial kingdom. However, might it not be that in the new heaven and new earth, when all the saved have resurrection bodies, these distinctions will disappear?