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Question #1:

Hi Bob,

I did get to Florida. I was actually off work for quite a while this time. After spending a week in Florida, I visited __ in New Mexico (also for about a week). I was wearing shorts in Florida, and then at least two layers top and bottom when at an elevation of ~7,000 feet in New Mexico. That was quite a shift. It'll be in the teens tonight (and even colder with wind chill), and that is down here in the south! Where __ is in Wisconsin is quite a bit colder.

[omitted discussion of communication options]

I will be upfront that it is unlikely that we will shift to some of the more extreme open-source and privacy-focused alternatives due to the simple fact that not everybody is tech-savvy enough to make these tools a great choice. Personally, while I've pondered the idea of encrypted communications and so on as it relates to the antichrist's oppression of believers, I am not all that convinced that spending time trying to be completely untraceable will really work when that time comes. Completely effective OpSec is ridiculously difficult for a number of reasons, but even more than that, we may well get ratted out by (so-called) friends and family anyhow. Perhaps that sounds a bit fatalistic, but basically, I don't think any time spent here nor complex procedures will ultimately save us if it is to the sword we shall go. I guess being a bit well-read on some of the privacy matters might make it somewhat easier to communicate without being compromised under the beast's oppression (similar to how many people around the world even today use such tools to avoid the censorship and snooping of their oppressive governments), but moderation in all things, right?

I hope your holidays were relaxing and productive. I got some things done and relaxed some, and have determined to let that be that and look at it no further. We can always do more...until we can't.

I appreciate your prayers!

Your friend in Christ,

Response #1:

My stepson lives in Gallup and the high desert really is different. Even when it's hot out during the day, it can be freezing at night.

Yes, I agree with your take on this completely. Perhaps a computer wizard like yourself might be able to evade and stay invisible during what's coming, but as you say, there are plenty of ways we wouldn't be able to avoid being "caught", even with a lot of tech sophistication. In any case, I think for believers the entire "secret squirrel" approach to the persecution coming during the Tribulation is a mistake. It's just a high-tech variant of putting lots of canned goods and ammunition in the basement. We don't do stupid things, but we are not counting on our own abilities or cleverness to keep us safe. If the Lord has marked us out for martyrdom, do we really want to adopt the mindset of avoiding that at all costs? We're not willing to take the mark of the beast (obviously); we need to be willing to endure whatever it is our Lord has us slated to endure – and to do so courageously to His glory. Here's an important pair of links on this:

A Brief Christian "Code of Conduct" for the Great Persecution

A Tribulational Code of Conduct

I got sick towards the end of break and so had a bumpy start. Back in the mix now, but now the weather is freezing (sub-freezing, actually). No cancellations at school either (though Friday promises to be brutal with freezing rain turning into snow, falling to the teens with 20-30 gusting, so you never know).

I'll be on the lookout for the questions (and I have __in my prayers – and you too, of course).

In Jesus,

Bob L.

Question #2:

Hi Bob,

Thank you for this - it's so helpful.

I read your email early this morning. As I read the verses you gave to me the Spirit was speaking to me. He speaks in a still, small voice but every word I read was coming through loud and clear. The Spirit has been bringing some things about the situation with __ to my attention and your email just said it all. __ has never listened to anything I've tried to say about the truth, but is holding on tight to the false teaching __ believes to be true and if anything has gotten deeper into it and in my view is leading others down a wrong path. It's a path that doesn't bring believers closer to the Lord or to spiritual growth, but as I see it, further away from the Lord with zero spiritual growth. It's been nagging at me for a while now. Everything you said about the church-goers is right. And it's so obvious to me that the type of church __ attends and works for could so very easily be deceived by the antichrist.

The truth is divisive and although __ would love me to believe what __ believes, I never will. And so far, I can't see __ budging at all in __ beliefs. I'm still praying but I think what I'm trying to say is that as sad as it is, we also need to be very aware that friends and family might not end up making the same decision for the truth as we have. It's all there in scripture too.

Great to hear you're making progress on Hebrews chapter 5. Looking forward to it whenever it's ready.

Very busy day at work today (they all are!)

Thanks so much for all your prayers. Keeping you and yours in mine too.

Have a lovely weekend, Bob!

In Jesus

Response #2:

Good to hear it. This is a pretty common situation today, especially regarding people we know and have known, and who know and have known us. The amount of zeal for the truth out there in the entire world today is not great. That can be seen from the lack of supply of in-depth Bible teaching. Because if Christians generally were eager for it, they would "beat a path to that door" (to paraphrase Burns), especially in our day and age where doing so would not require pulling up stakes and moving half way around the world (you just have to go online). But it's not happening.

Absolutely the most shocking – and illuminating – thing that's happened in recent times is the drop off in interest in the truth since the "pandemic". I would have thought before it happened – and did think at the time – that, surely, something like this would shake many lukewarm Christians into a more zealous attitude. Instead, it seems to have pushed many "on the fence" types that one hoped were zealous or getting closer to warming up, back into lukewarmness. Not a good "omen" for the Tribulation; an indication, rather, that those who do get fired up once things begin may be fewer than hoped, especially in the early going. People who love this world make their peace with it; people who hate it are driven to find something better – and there is only one "something", one Someone who is better. The latter explains us; the former, the vast majority of the church-visible. Still, the pressures of the Tribulation will be so intense that it is possible that we will see some surprises from the former camp; our job is to make absolutely sure that in our "latter" case, no matter what may happen we will stay faithful to the end.

Thanks so much for the prayers! And good to hear that work went well for you too. Very good teaching week here. Students are getting tired, but I'm just hitting my stride. So glad that it's Friday, however!

In Jesus,

Bob L.

Question #3:

Hi Bob,

I hope you've had a good weekend. It's been a tough and tiring one here for me. I'm going through another test with very close family (been going on for a while now) where I need the Lord's help and deliverance. It could take a few months. I'm sorry to have so much I need prayer for but I appreciate it so much. Putting my complete trust in the Lord again to work it all out and get me through.

Thanks again, Bob. Keeping you in my prayers too.

In Jesus

Response #3:

It was a pretty good one, all said and done (still have the Bible session to push through tonight, but then it's over). Our personnel committee chair took it upon himself to do the rush through merit case needing to be completed before our new chair starts Monday, so all the rest of us had to do was read and edit and sign. One more "big thing" on that committee this fall, and then we're done until after the new year. Air conditioning problems ate up Thursday but it's working without a complete overhaul or new system. Good exercise this morning and the weather is super. Trying to keep on a more stringent diet. It's Yom Kippur today . . . meaning three years left. So I'm trying to take things up a notch on all fronts. Plenty of opposition to that all ready. Sound like you're getting that too. I am keeping you and your family in prayer daily, my friend. Hang in there – you're an inspiration!

"Putting my complete trust in the Lord again to work it all out and get me through." Amen! That is what we all need to keep on doing.

Wishing you a better week and following weekend ahead, my friend.

In Jesus,

Bob L.

Question #4:

Thanks Bob! Lots of good news there.

I was going to ask how your exercise was going and whether the injuries were behaving themselves. The weather was lovely today. I keep planning on walking back home as well (it's all uphill) but so far __ has been giving me a lift home. I'm going to be good and tackle the monster hill tomorrow - it's good for me! And I need to get back to my sit-ups, dumbbells etc.

Definitely getting the opposition coming my way ... but ... can't quite believe it (although I do) I actually had a bit of a breakthrough today with the family thing I mentioned to you yesterday. That was quick! Thank you so much for your prayers, Bob. Still a way to go but a good start. I'm hanging in there!

I didn't realise it was Yom Kippur yesterday. I'm joining you in taking things up a notch - no matter how busy I am or what the opposition is. I agree with you about the drop off in interest in the truth since the pandemic - but I don't quite understand why.

And you wrote, "Our job is to make absolutely sure that in our "latter" case, no matter what may happen we will stay faithful to the end". That's the part I'm remembering.

Keeping you in my prayers, Bob!

In Jesus

Response #4:

Great news! We'll keep praying.

Glad to hear that you are hanging in with the exercise. I'm attempting to do the same since the mechanics are working OK at present. Really need to lose weight, and I'm finally getting serious about that as well.

Monday out of the way. Not as stellar as last week. Students are a bit tired with fall in the air. And were in the wrong time zone here in L-ville. It's still mostly dark at 8 AM! And the change is another five weeks away! It's be dark at 9 AM by they time they shift it back. One of my older students told me that the reason why north in Indianapolis is central and south in Nashville is central but Louisville is eastern zone is because of General Electric: they have a hub in Cincinnati and lobbied the city fathers to be in the same zone here for that reason. That company is a shell of its former self but we are stuck with it. Oh well. At least it's still light at 9 PM . . . when I'm thinking of going to sleep.

Keep hanging in there! And I'll do the same.

In Jesus,

Bob L.

Question #5:

Hi Bob,

I got my two walks in today. There and back - up the monster hill! I think diet and exercise takes some real focus to start with. But then it's great when you start feeling the benefits. It helps to give you the incentive to keep going with it. We'll stick with it, Bob! Christmas will be here before you know it and we'll all be scoffing too much!

That's amazing it still being pretty much dark at 8 AM! I can understand why your students are feeling tired. It's dark now when I get up for work in the morning and it's definitely more of a challenge. I woke up one morning last week and I thought it must have been about 3 AM. I turned over to go back to sleep but then my alarm went off. That wasn't much fun!

It's a strange feeling isn't it Bob, when those around you are thinking ahead and making "plans" for the future and we're preparing for something completely different. Something they have absolutely no clue about. I've always felt it but the past few weeks I've felt it more. I have to be involved when it's close family but then I'm a bit torn because I know that ultimately it's all a waste of time, it's meaningless. So although I can't escape from it completely, at the same time I have to make sure I'm doing what's really important. Preparing for what I know is really coming in the future. It's just a bit weird. I support them because I love them but it's actually not that easy to travel along with their "plans" too. It's because we don't belong here. This isn't our home. But I know the Lord will give me the strength to get through, to be a good witness and to glorify Him too.

I'm so very grateful for your prayers, Bob. Praying for you and yours too.

In Jesus

Response #5:

That's super! Good for you! I'm trying to stick with it (teaching days are the toughest).

Yes indeed. The more we grow, the closer to the Lord we get and the farther away from the world we are – and feel. But we keep doing what we are supposed to do, even though a lot of it is not going to endure for much longer. And of course nothing whatsoever lasts very long (link: in SR 4, "The Vanity of Life").

Man is a mere phantom as he goes to and fro: he bustles about, but only in vain; he heaps up wealth, not knowing who will get it.
Psalm 39:6 NIV

Still, we are working for the Lord in whatever we do.

And whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord and not to men.
Colossians 3:23 NKJV

Knowing we have a better home and a better body, "eternal in the heavens" (2Cor.5:1) is encouraging and clarifying. So we strive to be pleasing to the Lord here or there (2Cor.5:9). In one sense, nothing done here really matters; but in another, everything we do as believers DOES matter . . . very much.

For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each of us may receive what is due us for the things done while in the body, whether good or bad.
2nd Corinthians 5:10 NIV

Praying for more breakthroughs!

In Jesus,

Bob L.

Question #6:

I read through a link you posted titled "Is it ever justifiable to tell a lie (part 2 link)? and saw how similar that topic was to a discussion I was having with one of our brothers the night before I read that. I'm not sure how much different this question is to the one asked in that thread, but we couldn't come up with an answer on this.

I read a true story in a book where a daughter was being tortured in front of her father. The father was told that if he denied his faith, they would stop tormenting his daughter and would let them both go free. His daughter cried out to her father begging him not to do such a cowardly thing as she described it. He didn't give in to his captors demands.

Now, I saw what you said concerning Rahab doing the right thing in the situation she was in. Of course it was the right thing for her to do! But what about people who lie about their faith in order to save a family member? As in, they tell their torturers they deny their faith (only by words) but in their heart they don't mean it? Their motivation is to save their loved one. Would such an action be sinful and is that even possible to begin with? I do think these types of things have happened before, so I don't see this as purely hypothetical. I guess the gist of my question is, would it be legalistic to say that someone who did something like this has sinned even if they still held onto their faith in their heart? Of course, such a move could still backfire on the individual when the captors lied and still end up torturing or killing them anyway.

Response #6:

Of course, as believers, we would dearly love always to tell the truth, and that is our "default setting" or should be.

Therefore, putting away lying, “Let each one of you speak truth with his neighbor” (Zech.8:16), for we are members of one another.
Ephesians 4:25 NKJV

For the rare exception, consider the example of the Jewish midwives who, technically, lied to Pharaoh. They lied to a vile unbelievers in order to protect innocent lives. But what they lied about was not God or their relationship to Him.

Lying about our faith or saying anything untrue about the Lord is substantively and critically different from any of the biblical examples of "righteous deception" one might adduce.

We should never ever even consider denying the Lord or our faith in Him. Swearing allegiance to antichrist "with fingers crossed" would be even worse, in my opinion. None of us is perfect. Peter denied the Lord three times but he repented of it . . . which makes it very clear that he was wrong to claim he didn't know or follow Jesus Christ, just to protect his own life.

Our faith and our life eternal is more important than our physical lives. It seems to be a commonplace nowadays to posit a situation where in order to protect those we love we are put in the sort of situation you ask about. I know of no such situation in the Bible. I also think that it is a trap and a snare to be worrying about impossible situations. This leads to no good but can be disruptive to peace and faith – or lead to dangerous false conclusions. As I often say, there are no hypotheticals in the plan of God, only what actually happened. And, God being who He is, we can have absolute faith and confidence that He will never put us into any situation we cannot in truth bear up under (1Cor.10:13).

As to the story you relate, I wasn't there so I don't know if it really every happened, but I would have my doubts for many reasons (see the link: "third party reports"). If I were to play this game, I would say that it would be permissible to lie to such people – but not about faith and not about the Lord. One could say, I suppose, that one has a relative who is ex-CIA who will devote his life to destroying these people if they persist; or that one has a stash of gold coins that one will hand over if they cease and desist (cf. the ten men who saved themselves from Ishmael son of Nethaniah: Jer.41:8) – or anything else that suggests itself if such an impossible situation were to occur. But we don't want to do the WRONG thing (especially, as you very rightly point out, we can't count on evil people to honor their worthless word in any case).

After all, nothing is impossible for God, and that is what we should be concentrating on in any time of trouble and pressure.

"Do you think I cannot call on my Father, and he will at once put at my disposal more than twelve legions of angels?"
Matthew 26:53 NIV

Do you not think that God could cause fire to proceed from heaven and destroy people like this, if that is what we actually needed at such a time?

Jesus replied, “Truly I tell you, if you have faith and do not doubt, not only can you do what was done to the fig tree, but also you can say to this mountain, ‘Go, throw yourself into the sea,' and it will be done."
Matthew 21:21 NIV

We have God the Holy Spirit indwelling us – and we should be walking hand in hand with Jesus Christ. He loves us and will never leave us in the lurch – even if all manner of horrible things are happening all around us during the Tribulation.

"Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.”
Deuteronomy 31:6 NIV

In Jesus,

Bob L.

Question #7:

Your answers were helpful and I agree with them but I need to sort a few things out. To clarify, I was only asking you about this type of situation because I was leaning toward the truth that we should never lie about our faith. But someone dubbed that as possibly legalistic, and I just wanted to make sure I wasn't being legalistic. I never concluded my thoughts on this matter, however, which is why I asked you. However, are you saying that it is impossible to deny Christ in word but not in heart? Is that what you mean by an "impossible" situation? As in, you can't have one without the other because they both go hand in hand? If you deny with words, then you deny in your heart. Was this the case with Peter in that he did both? What exactly do you mean by "impossible situations?"

Regarding the story, it doesn't have much to do with this discussion simply because the man never lied about his faith (he never denied it either) and chose martyrdom instead. I can't remember whether they killed him or not. I'm of the opinion that the story is true. However, I only brought it up because that is what started this discussion me and our brother had originally. It's actually unrelated to what I asked because it describes a different situation than what I asked you about. It was at this point that the hypothetical "what if he had done this or that" came up. Our discussion went from there. So I was letting you in on how this all started. We weren't sure if it is even possible to lie about one's faith (saying one thing by mouth but not meaning it in the heart). That's where my question stems from.

Response #7:

My pleasure.

By "impossible situations", I mean that it is very easy for anyone with any sort of imagination to concoct some scenario which would seem to thwart whatever present thinking a person has about hypothetical testing. God gives us tests and He gives us the way through; He knows what we personally can handle and what we cannot; so we will never be in any "impossible situation" . . . as long as we are walking closely with the Lord.

Legalism is terrible. But refusing to deny Christ is not legalism. I think we can stipulate that when the Lord told Peter that he would deny Him three times, Jesus was not giving him carte blanche to do so but was instead warning him. So what Peter did was wrong. But Peter did just what you are asking about, it seems to me – because he was worried about getting arrested and maybe crucified himself. That was a valid concern – but what he did about it was dead wrong. He should have trusted God to protect him in that situation instead . . . and he clearly regretted immediately that he had not done so and had lied instead.

But Peter said, “Man, I do not know what you are saying!” Immediately, while he was still speaking, the rooster crowed. And the Lord turned and looked at Peter. Then Peter remembered the word of the Lord, how He had said to him, “Before the rooster crows, you will deny Me three times.” So Peter went out and wept bitterly.
Luke 22:60-62 NKJV

Certain things are fundamental: faith in Christ is the bedrock of our lives. There is a difference on the one hand between button-holing everyone who comes within our ambit to proclaim our faith, and on the other denying it outright when asked about it. Why would we do that anyway? No "impossible situation" that I can think of justifies such a thing, including the one reported. Denying Jesus Christ is exactly what Christians will be pressured to do during the Tribulation, and accepting the mark of the beast will be the tangible sign that they have done so. Scripture is very clear that doing this is apostasy – the death of faith. Makes sense. Denying Christ with one's mouth is impossible to do without also doing it in one's heart:

For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
Romans 10:10 NKJV

Now I would never sell short the mercy and the grace of God or His capacity for forgiveness. There is a difference between what Peter (and the others: cf. Lk.22:31-32 where the verbs in v.31 are plural) did and what Judas did. But scripture is very clear about what happens to those who give allegiance to antichrist, denying Jesus by what they say and what they do:

Then a third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, “If anyone worships the beast and his image, and receives his mark on his forehead or on his hand, he himself shall also drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out full strength into the cup of His indignation. He shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels and in the presence of the Lamb. And the smoke of their torment ascends forever and ever; and they have no rest day or night, who worship the beast and his image, and whoever receives the mark of his name.”
Revelation 14:9-11 NKJV

So it seems that in the critical case above, the speaking and the doing absolutely must reflect what has gone on in their hearts. Since in this soon-to-come analogous situation there seems to be no divergence of the kind hypothesized, I think it better to stick with the principle of "don't go near that and don't even think about that".

[But in contrast to those who receive the mark of the beast and worship him], the saints have perseverance, [even] those who in this way (i.e., by refusing to receive the mark or worship the beast) keep God's commandments and [retain] their faith in Jesus (viz., even though it may cost them their lives).
Revelation 14:12

And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, and they did not love their lives to the death.
Revelation 12:11 NKJV

So as to possibilities, you have a point – but from my perspective that point is that by denying Christ with one's mouth a person therefore brings it about to deny Him in his heart as well.

Therefore I make known to you that no one speaking by the Spirit of God calls Jesus accursed, and no one can say that Jesus is Lord except by the Holy Spirit.
1st Corinthians 12:3 NKJV

In Jesus,

Bob L.

Question #8:

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Response #8:

Thanks for the update.

I'll be praying for you to find something good that suits you – which I understand is not at all easy in this economy.

I certainly wish that there was a face to face Bible teaching church "track" for you fellows who are preparing to be pastor-teachers, but that only happens in denominations, and getting involved with one of those never amounts to anything good.

The Lord will work it out for good, though. Just keep on doing the good things you are doing, my friend.

In Jesus,

Bob L.

Question #9:

I just wanted to share with you something else that I have been led to recently. I was trying to help __ to socialise and get out more. The only thing really going on in the locality at the moment for seniors/ retired folk is something called the 'University of the 3rd Age' or 'u3a'. Have you heard of it? To be honest I always had misgivings of that title and always thought it smacked of 'New Age' talk. I thought I was being legalistic about this though so was looking into it but the Lord has shown me I was right to be cautious. To cut a long story short, it's actually a Freemasonic front to get elderly people into the New Age (all their AGMs are in Masonic halls and are used as recruitment drives into Freemasonry). I guess we shouldn't be too surprised by this given how late in the day we are (and have you ever known Satan to care about the elderly and vulnerable?) I thought it was too good to be true, all these people wanting to help struggling old folk, yes it is too good to be true.

The Lord has shown me that the word 'Om' which is a 'sacred sound in Hinduism' looks a lot like the characters 'u3a' when written in Devanagari script (it is also interesting that the word 'Om' in Tamil script is of a skull blinded in one eye.)

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Om

I am sure that this logo for U3A will look more and more like 'Om' as time progresses.

So where am I going with all this. Well the two main 'hobbies' that are pushed through the U3A are Yoga and something called Kundalini Laughter (sometimes known as laughter yoga or laughter exercises.) We all know the ubiquitousness of Yoga in the West now and (hopefully) know that it isn't exercise at all but a spiritual practice to 'yoke' (the word Yoga means to yoke) with Hindu deities/ demons.

What I wanted to draw your attention to is the 'Kundalini Laughter'. This is referred to as 'Holy Laughter' in the Charismatic and Pentecostal churches and accompanies all those other demonic manifestations of being 'slain in the spirit', 'drunk in the spirit' etc. Indeed it was your ministry that led me to the documentary 'Kundalini Warning' that shows that all these things that are part of Charismania are also present in pagan cults and Eastern religions.

I watched a talk last night debunking 'Holy Laughter' called 'Holy Laughter or Strong Delusion' by Warren Smith (an ex-New Ager.) He gave 15(!!) arguments why none of this is Biblical at all. The most shocking evidence of all is that if you look at a Bible concordance and look up the word 'laughter', most of the references are pejorative towards laughter and not commendable or celebratory of laughter at all. See Eccl 2:2, 7:3, 7:4, 7:6, Prov 14:13, Jas 4:9

The promoters know this and that is why they have repackaged it and said it is 'joy from the Lord' instead. They realise that laughter has many bad connotations in the Word (i.e. mockery, derision, scorn and revelry) but there are not these connotations with joy so they have claimed that is what they are doing. When we walk closely with the Lord, we come to know this joy as being of a part to that quiet inward peace and confidence in our Lord. Yes at times this joy may be outwardly shown as a loud gladness and rejoicing in the Lord but it is never like this rolling around with shrieks and cackles.

Another interesting point to note is that Buddha is always depicted as laughing hysterically (much like that emoji of a face laughing until it is crying.) We know from experience that when people laugh hysterically then it is usually at something sinful (indeed most that passes as humour in the secular world is based around sinful jokes or behaviour.)

Not saying this to be legalistic or to say that there can be no levity in our lives but that we should be cautious about these things. If we laugh so much that it is hard for others to tell whether we are drunk or sober then this should give us some pause.

I just wanted to close with some research I have found of the effects this Kundalini has on people (either yoga or laughter). The article states that a Kundalini Awakening usually is indistinguishable from psychosis.

That the symptoms of it are;
• energy sensations moving in body (sometimes visable)
• shaking, jerking and spasms
• spontaneously involuntary adoption of yoga poses
• sensations of intense cold or heat
• loud rumbling sounds or musical harmonies
• sensory overload
• seeing reality differently (similar to psychotropic drug use)
• speaking in tongues or other involuntary vocalisations
• intense waves of bliss and bodily pleasure

I really do feel that this (Kundalini awakening/ serpent power) will be a huge part of the Antichrist's religious system as once you know about this then you see the preparation for us to accept these practices are everywhere now. Even, sadly, in social groups for the elderly and vulnerable (I saw laughter yoga advertised for people who suffered with anxiety and social isolation.)

The enemy and his followers are really doubling down because a) he knows his time is short b) his followers know that their leader (the Antichrist) is soon to be revealed on the world stage.

We need to double down too with our Bible study, spiritual growth, passing tests and production!

Your friend in Jesus,
p.s. also worth noting what the Bible says about how we will be when we meet out Lord (not before)

Luke 6:21b
Blessed are you who weep now,
for you will laugh.

Luke 6:25b
Woe to you who laugh now,
for you will mourn and weep.

Response #9:

On U3A, I've never heard of that but new-age terminology is ever in flux. I have heard of the Kundalini thing (it's been around a while). You do a good job nailing down the key points and exposing these thing for what they are as always. It is certainly true that antichrist's religion will make use of all such things – and co-opt traditional "religion" as well, no doubt dressing it up with such things as your report (here's a link on that).

On the advice, let me point out that the ministry you are setting up for is focused on believers who are recovering from deception, yes? If an unbeliever is involved in such stuff, no amount of common sense or reasoning will likely do anything more than direct him/her from one pointless activity to another . . . because it's all pointless down here apart from Jesus Christ. Including an evangelism element in any "for believers" ministry is always a good thing – since occasionally unbelievers will "show up" (e.g., 1Cor.14:23-25).

So, honestly, I don't know what good can come of explaining to unbelievers that demons are real and dangerous, e.g. Unbelievers need the gospel, when and if they are willing to accept it. Without any real interest in the truth, all such good advice and well-meant warnings are likely to be trampled under foot – and I fear for you lest you be trampled with them (Matt.7:6).

Keeping you in prayer on all this, my friend.

In Jesus,

Bob L.

Question #10:

Thanks Bob,

About your Coming Tribulation series and the Antichrist Vs the Muslim Mahdi...I can see how this all fits together now.

I couldn't understand before how the enemy could use both the weapons of LGBTQ and Islam at the same time as they do cancel one another out but it has occured to me more recently as Satan only sees these two groups of people as 'useful idiots', then he won't have any qualms about throwing one of them 'under the bus'.

Then again after conquering and defeating Islam then he might extinguish LGBTQ as well.

For a while now I have noticed that we're only being given one of two options (ultimately) and that is to eventually embrace Islam or the New Age religion (with its many tentacles.) Another bit of evidence of this is that Hindus in India are now vocally supporting Israel. Well Hinduism is basically an occultic religion that has already invaded the church visible with Kundalini practices.

As the use of Kundalini in the Charismatic circles shows no sign of abating (and given that the Emergent Church also embraces Catholic or 'Ancient Future' mysticism which is just another flavour of occultism).. it does indicate to me that the Antichrist religion will be very occultic and New Age though may have some 'Biblical sounding' words thrown around.

Obviously I am not wedded to any particular outcome and am staying vigilant but I thought that it was worth commenting that Hindus are now being brought into the fray as friends of Israel and that should give us pause given what they believe spiritually.

As per my last email about not getting bogged down with anything that wastes our time here.. these two verses are good to keep us all focused and alert on what really matters; our Lord's second advent and not to be distracted, deceived or discouraged before He returns.

1 Thess 5:1-2
Now, brothers and sisters, about times and dates we do not need to write to you, for you know very well that the day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night.

Luke 12:35-36
Be dressed for service and keep your lamps burning. Then you will be like servants waiting for their master to return from the wedding banquet, so that when he comes and knocks, they can open the door for him at once.

Luke 12:45-46
But suppose that servant says in his heart, ‘My master will be a long time in coming,’ and he begins to beat the menservants and maidservants, and to eat and drink and get drunk. The master of that servant will come on a day he does not expect and at an hour he does not anticipate. Then he will cut him to pieces and assign him a place with the unbelievers.

Chilling words to read Bob! We really do need to stay vigilant and ready every day! Things are moving so fast now!

In Jesus,

Response #10:

I know what you mean regarding wondering about the spiritual status of individuals who are in old line denominations such as the C of E and Episcopalians.   Some good people often, but are they saved?

Good observations here. I have opined, as you note, that the beast's religion will attempt to be all things to all people, highly eclectic, only rejecting true, biblical Christianity as an option (link to list of links). As long as people are willing to worship antichrist (and the devil), it seems likely to me from what scripture does say about these matters that pretty much everything else will be "go". That makes sense too considering that religion is Satan's invention; all religion is hostile to the truth of Jesus Christ, hence by definition friendly to the evil one. This is why there can be no friendship between us and the world (Jas.4:4; 1Jn.2:15-17), and that natural hostility will boil over into unprecedented persecution during the Tribulation's second half.

Good verses to keep in mind indeed! Here's a related one to give us some encouragement.

He told them this parable: “Look at the fig tree and all the trees. When they sprout leaves, you can see for yourselves and know that summer is near. Even so, when you see these things happening, you know that the kingdom of God is near."
Luke 21:29-31 NIV

Since we have "the script", we can take heart even from the troubling things that are going to happen, because we can see from them that we are getting ever closer to the return of our King.

In Jesus,

Bob L.

Question #11:

Dear Bob,

I was doing my reading today, and I am at the book of Matthew. I have gotten to the part in Matthew 8:21-23, where Jesus is describing a group of people who will claim to have 'done miracles' and 'prophesied', and yet will be turned away on the final day. I was wondering who these people are being described?

Trying to reason this out with my own understanding, I think it is fair to say that such people are not actually believers, but are people merely claiming to be so? Given the context of the rest of Chapter 7, Jesus is describing knowing people by their fruits. So, am I correct in concluding that these are deceivers, who try to lead God's people astray?

I look forward to hearing back from you.

Response #11:

Good to hear from you, my friend. Hope you are doing well.

Here's a link to where I treat this passage: https://ichthys.com/mail-Golden-Rule.htm#Matthew 7:21-23

In a nutshell, I agree with you. While it is, I suppose, possible to suggest that these are apostates who once believed but then fell away, the reasoning you supply (and see the link above) suggests very strongly that these individuals were never believers. Did they prophecy? There are false prophets. Did they cast out demons in Jesus' Name. The sons of Sceva pretended to do the same (Acts 19:14). Did they "do" miracles? Only God can do a miracle – but even antichrist's false prophet will perform miraculous signs (cf. also Matt.13:22). And of course it is also a good possibility that whatever these individuals did was not real but deceptive – and even self-deceptive.

What I also know for certain is that what Christians sometimes worry about when they read this passage, namely, that somehow when they are evaluated by the Lord they will be cast out because they have committed some sin or other or otherwise not lived up to their potential, is NOT the case. ALL believers are saved; only unbelievers are not (Jn.3:18). Believers who haven't performed well in this life have a legitimate reason to "fear the Lord" because of their coming big bonfire of pointless works in this life (1Cor.3:12-15; cf. 2Cor.5:11), but they have NO reason to doubt their salvation . . . as long as they hang onto their faith in Christ come what may.

The latter will be more difficult than ever before during the pressures of the Tribulation. Whatever else any lukewarm believer might get from this or any other godly ministry or from occasionally reading scripture, they need to remember this principle: Whatever you do, "Do Not Take the Mark of the Beast" (link).

In Jesus,

Bob L.

Question #12:

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I have had a real shock as a friend of mine from London is now running for Mayor through a pro-Palestine party (under George Galloway). He was always an old school Socialist but he really is in deep now. I am still praying for him despite how deeply deceived he is. He wanted me to run for hustings on a local level when I was last in London. So glad I never went the political route now. In this video he is getting support from a local Rabbi who claims 'God is on (their) side'. Considering this new political party is very pro-Islam then I can't imagine how he can think that.

I must say that all your study on the Mahdi is becoming more and more relevant and on point everyday.

https://youtube.com/shorts/EAT9KsRUD20?si=QKhqFidf8DpF3th_

I wonder if my hunch will prove correct too...that Islam is the obvious threat at the front but that Hinduism/New Age is the subtle threat from the rear. It would make sense if the Antichrist merges all the other religions together against Islam whilst apostate Judaism and Christianity may also merge together under the Mahdi. This already seems to be happening. So Satan does seem to be playing both sides. All of it is deception and it takes knowing the Word well enough (and your ministry) to see through it all.

In Jesus,

Response #12:

We all tell ourselves we'll get right back "into it" when we get back from vacation or a necessary trip, but we mostly all need some resetting first. I hope the temps moderate for you soon. It's the first really hot and humid day of the summer here today, but we are used to it . . . and couldn't survive without A.C. My century and a quarter year old house has lots of windows but almost none of them open any more. They don't have to. But if there were not air conditioning . . . Do take care of yourself. Some can take the heat. Some can take the cold. We all have to be careful if we're in the opposite.

If a person were going by the newspapers, it would seem that Russia, China, NK and Iran would be the likely "evil empire" against which antichrist crusades, with much of the rest of the world unaligned. That is not what scripture suggests. As you know from reading CT (link), scripture has the beast as the head of Babylon and revived Rome, the two legs of Daniel's statue. He does battle against "the south", the confederacy of the "three horns" which fall before the little horn, conquering the (today) largely Muslim world in two campaigns as Israel's putative savior, then turning on her at the Tribulation's midpoint, taking his seat in the temple in Jerusalem as the then ruler of the world (Rev.13:7), and commencing the Great Persecution under the religious leadership of his false prophet.

As close as things seem to be at present (based upon the interpretation I've advanced; see the link), it is hard to imagine how things could shift around in that direction so quickly and suddenly from the international alignments we are presently witnessing. Then again, no one predicted Covid or the previously unbelievable reaction to it. So we shall have to wait and see. But I do know from the Bible and from experience that impossible things do happen.

Praying for your health and for all other good things, my friend. Thanks for yours as well.

In Jesus,

Bob L.

Question #13:

Hi Bob,

I have written this before that I have noticed that the subject of death (our inevitable mortality) is often in conflict with faith. I know that my __ really hardened his heart against God when his own __ died when only in his twenties with a young family; it was a sudden death and a great shock.

I suspect that when we are not spiritually prepared for death then this can be both a stumbling block and a snare for believers and unchecked could lead to apostasy. It would seem that not just false teaching and a cavalier attitude towards sin contributes to a falling away from God, it can also happen when we misjudge and accuse God's character, then the hardening of heart can happen against God which leads to loss of faith.

Given the widespread loss of life in the Tribulation then it would be prudent to spiritually prepare ourselves now for the time whereby men will become..

'scarcer than pure gold, more rare than the gold of Ophir.'
Isaiah 13:12

It is good to constantly remind ourselves that we are actually in a war here against agents we can't even see (Ephesians 6:12) and that if Satan had the chance, as you often point out, none of us would survive a 'New York minute' here.

I keep having to remind myself that I am part of a spiritual army and should act in a professional enlisted manner at all times that is pleasing to our Lord and not to get bogged down with civilian matters (the weeds).

My life is no longer my own. I lost my life the moment I became born again.

If it is God's will for us to go through the Tribulation then it is absolutely imperative that we do really know God's spotless character and perfect and unfailing love and mercy, His greatness and holiness. We have to have the correct attitude towards death that does not malign God in any way or cause a stumbling block for our faith in Him and His will.

We have to remember that Satan and his cohorts use both death and illness as a weapon forged against us but if we respond to both these tests with faith which glorifies God, knowing full well that death was swallowed up in victory at the Cross, then we will overcome our true enemies and this weapon will not prosper against us (Isaiah 54:17).

I know personally that my own death is not a fear to me but I have always (since a child) been fearful of losing those I love. This is something we all must work on. It is absolutely imperative that we have the right attitude towards death, knowing that 'the Lord giveth and the Lord taketh away, blessed be the name of the Lord' Job 1:21.

That we cannot have eternal life here and so we shouldn't expect it. Most people DO live as though death will never happen to them. There, after all, were two parts to Satan's lie to Eve
1) You shall not die
2) You shall become as gods

So Satan promised both immortality and godhood to Eve. Many people still vehemently believe in this two part lie. As Christians, more than anyone else, we should know the truth about this lie and not be surprised that people die and do not live here forever in this condemned place which is passing away.

It is very likely that the Antichrist will offer these lies again as truth during the Tribulation, that his followers will receive eternal life here and become as gods.

If many people we know die before the Tribulation begins, if even a great many die, then it is part of God's perfect plan and each person was given perfect opportunity to be saved before their passing from this life. I believe that God, both in His infinite wisdom and His infinite mercy, knows who would stumble to accept Him during the Tribulation and so they may be taken away now as the opportunities for their hearts to soften to the truth are better for them before the Tribulation than during. The Tribulation will be both a snare and a stumbling block for the many. God also has the right as the Sovereign God to allow the very hard hearted to be vessels of dishonour during that time to test and try His vessels of honour (the Church) to His glory.

We always have to keep in the forefront of our minds and hearts that God wants all to be saved and paid a very high price for the world's salvation. Also though, we should not set our hearts on this place being a permanent home for either ourselves or our loved ones but always keeping our eyes on the Lord and the coming of the New Jerusalem, His perfect Kingdom on earth.
Amen!

In Him,

Response #13:

Wonderful observations as always, my friend. Brings this passage to mind:

The righteous perish, and no one takes it to heart; the devout are taken away, and no one understands that the righteous are taken away to be spared from evil. Those who walk uprightly enter into peace; they find rest as they lie in death.
Isaiah 57:1-2 NIV

Death is meant to get the attention of unbelievers (see the link). How they react to it, however, depends on their own free will. How can anyone be "prepared for death"? No one wants to die (but we all do so eventually). No one wants to cease to exist (and no one will, despite satanic lies to the contrary). Being terrified of the darkness, the grave and death is just reasonable. Everyone should be and is . . . unless as an unbeliever they harden their heart against these truths or as a believer they come to trust that the Lord will take us to Himself thereafter so that there is nothing to fear: "For me to live is Christ and to die is gain" (Phil.1:21). But what unbelievers SHOULD indeed fear is God's judgment on them and the lake of fire which awaits all who spurn Him and His great Gift, Jesus Christ.

"And I say to you, My friends, do not be afraid of those who kill the body, and after that have no more that they can do. But I will show you whom you should fear: Fear Him who, after He has killed, has power to cast into hell; yes, I say to you, fear Him!"
Luke 12:4-5 NKJV

The devil and his world system use this fear of death to manipulate mankind (see the link), so that religion is definitely the devil's main tool in falsely assuaging this fear so as to keep those who buy into his lies from drawing the correct conclusion: only the One true God has the solution to our mortality.

Inasmuch then as the children have partaken of flesh and blood, He Himself likewise shared in the same, that through death He might destroy him who had the power of death, that is, the devil, and release those who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage.
Hebrews 2:14-15 NKJV

So your words are well spoken. The Tribulation with the great increase in mortality will no doubt be a spur for many to embrace antichrist's syncretic religion in false hope (see the link) – and, we dearly hope, for others to see that Jesus Christ is the only solution.

In Jesus,

Bob L.

Question #14:

Hi Mr. Luginbill,

How are you? I hope you are well. I read the most recent email posting this morning. I usually read them on Saturday, unless they are eschatology (as we've emailed on, that scares me and sometimes I read it, sometimes I just don't).

I am supposed to get on a plane on Saturday to fly to __ and stay with our friends over the summer. There is a highway and roadsigns up there with the same number as the one pertaining to the enemy. Should this concern me? I had to drive on that road last time we visited. Part of me thinks this is just a trap from the enemy, as I get so terrified over it, but I don't want to do anything wrong. This just scares me.

This issue has worried me since I was a kid and it's part of the thought war I have to fight all the time. I'm trying to ignore and push out the wrong thoughts when they come, and slowly parts of this fight have gotten easier and I sort of feel like God is freeing me from some of this. I just need help.

Respectfully,

Response #14:

No, it's nothing whatsoever to worry about. It's just a number. The number in Revelation is a fail-safe code to remove any doubt about who the beast is so as not to take his mark/number, but any believer worth his or her salt will surely have figured out that antichrist is antichrist before there's any need to use that final litmus test:

[Antichrist] will oppose and will exalt himself over everything that is called God or is worshiped, so that he sets himself up in God’s temple, proclaiming himself to be God.
2nd Thessalonians 2:4 NIV

The above will be hard to miss, but the six hundred sixty six test (NOT "666" in Arabic numeral depiction which didn't exist when Revelation was written; see the link: Antichrist: the Mark, the Number, and the Identification of the Beast), will take away any excuse from anyone who wants to claim ignorance as the reason they got marked.

Re: "slowly parts of this fight have gotten easier and I sort of feel like God is freeing me from some of this": Good for you! That's an answer to prayer. Keep fighting this good fight.

I'll say a prayer for you about this, my friend.

In Jesus,

Bob L.

Question #15:

Bob,

Thanks again for responding to my email…I have simplified the summary for you attached.

First, there are a few Watchmen that have identified the Beast to be “Prince Mohammed bin Salman” per Biblical reasons. So, I felt called to count the number of his name.

Second, I will help you with the math..

6+6+6=18
6x3=18
8/31/1985 = .00013000731

God knows the beginning and the end, He knew the calendar would change, so in the beginning He already knew how to count the number of his name per Revelations 13:18 (Here is Wisdom) I have taken out the Biblical meanings of the numbers out, so not to bring confusion. Gematria is taking letters to numbers, God uses primes (link to prime definition in the summary)…God also gave us some beastly primes in 1988 to prove it.

Prince Mohammed bin Salmon = 666 in prime number gematria

Prince Mohammed bin Salmon – 1371 in reverse prime number gematria

I hope this helps…I reduced the summary to less than 1 page, hopefully you will take the time to find understanding per Revelations 13:18 (let him that hath understanding)

In His Armor,

Response #15:

With respect, as I think I mentioned before, the purpose of the mark of the beast has to do with the Tribulation entirely and is not meant for any applicability before it starts. Who antichrist is will be beyond obvious to any genuine Christian by the time we reach the Tribulation's midpoint and the marking begins. As it says in 2nd Thessalonians chapter two:

Let no one deceive you by any means; for that Day will not come unless the falling away comes first, and the man of sin is revealed, the son of perdition, who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God or that is worshiped, so that he sits as God in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God.
2nd Thessalonians 2:3-4 NKJV

If a believer is dense enough not to realize who the beast is after three and a half years of the Tribulation, when antichrist takes his seat in the temple in Jerusalem at that point and proclaims himself to be God, setting up the talking cult statue and only then demanding the mark on all of the world's inhabitants, those events will leave not a scintilla of doubt. However, in His matchless grace, in order to take away the shadow of a shadow of doubt, scripture gives the ultimate litmus test which demonstrates how to know for absolute certain that this mark is not benign but is instead the mark of the beast – by giving us the famous calculation.

That all having been said (and for the details see in CT 4 "The Mark of the Beast" and "The Number of the Beast" at the links), there is no profit in trying to calculate these things before the fact. In these links and the others I have given you, I have demonstrated that it's not the numbers that are the problem but the assignment of numerical values to letters that is the issue. So, for example, what system of enumeration are you using to calculate the number value of MBS's name? I assure you there are various ways of doing it.

As mentioned in the last email, there is no "1988", for example, in the Bible, since that is a modern system of dating not invented or used until the sixth century A.D. (they used A.U.C. in the west in antiquity in John's day; link). These things being the case, depending on the system one adopts, it is possible to assign the number to thousands, perhaps millions, of individuals before the fact. But as I say, that is not the purpose of the number at all. The purpose is to act as a fail-safe certainty provider at the half-way point of the Tribulation. That is to say, not until we see THE MARK can we use the test. Without the exact formulation of the name IN THE MARK ITSELF, any attempt to use the test will be necessarily invalid.

As to antichrist, if you will read CT 3B: Antichrist and his Kingdom (at the link), you will see that the beast 1) is Jewish (on this human side, that is, his mother's side), and 2) hails from mystery Babylon (most likely identification: the US; see the link). These two points disqualify MBS. Also, as noted, the south, that is, the Muslim world, will be the opponent of antichrist's western coalition which will seek to destroy Israel during the first half of the Tribulation – and lead to the beast's control of the entire world in the process of his successful campaigns against it.

As to "Watchmen", I only know about Ezekiel. And he was appointed by the Lord Himself (Ezek.3:17). Since that is not happening at present, there are no such individuals nowadays. The Spirit is giving no such gifts. The Lord has not personally appointed any such individuals. And inasmuch as there is no prophecy being given today – we have the complete Bible – any individual who claims to be providing "new information" not in scripture is by definition a false prophet. So I would counsel you to keep your distance from all such people and find instead a good Bible teaching ministry which will provide you with the truth you need to grow spiritually.

In Jesus,

Bob L.

Question #16:

Hi Bob,

Thanks again for your well thought out response. I do respect your knowledge with this subject. It was just uncanny how all this came to me (over a 7-month time frame) and how the numbers just fell into place without having to manipulate anything (I could write a book). Along the way, I put my name and my wife’s birth name into the gematria calculator; and we both came up 665 with prime numbers (what are the odds?). Then, my name in reverse prime came in at 942, the number of instances Jesus is mentioned in the King James Bible. Not saying I am anything special, because I most certainly am not. An old farm boy originally from Northern Minnesota. Also, my wife’s sister passed on 8-31-2007 and her mom passed on 8-31-2012, same day of the month of MBS birthday (weird).

I attached my final copy of the summary (for your records if you like) . Going to rest now and see what happens, I have taken this down the rabbit hole as far as it can go. I also attached the pdf that Bob Dubner sent me. He and his dad Harvey discovered the beastly prime numbers (this helped me with the discovery date). He’s a good guy willing to help; and even though he is a devote atheist, he is amazed at all the coincidence here.

Lastly, from what I understand; if MBS (death, hell) confirms the covenant (they call it normalization) with Israel, the tribulation begins. My gut tells me that Trump will be a part of getting this peace deal done (Jarad Kushner is tight with MBS), time will tell.

Thanks again, it’s been a pleasure discussing this with you.
p.s., Sorry to bother you again, I noticed I spelled Dubner wrong. I was getting ready to send this summary to him and noticed that. He has been such a great help in all of this; and I feel like he is getting close to understanding what I have been saying. He has a great mind; in that he developed the software and hardware to count large prime numbers, his dad was the large prime number guy.

Anyway, I have been asking him what the odds are of these numbers working out like this…the clearer I can make this for him, the more I hope to get a response (smile).

My hope is that this summary, will bring the clarity needed to convince Bob Dubner (a devote atheist), that it is literally 1 in infinity…that these numbers work out this way.

Interesting times for sure.

In Jesus, my Lord and Savior,

Response #16:

I had a look at the "gematria calculator" and it has the problems I suspected. The main issues with using this system are (as possibly already mentioned):

Problem 1) The spelling/form of the name to be investigated. For example, is it "Trump" or "D. Trump" or "Donald Trump" or "Donald J. Trump" or "Donald John Trump" or "Donald J. Trump, Jr." or "President Trump", etc. These are not the only possible variations and each one will yield a different numerical result, obviously. This is true of all modern names.

Problem 2) The conversion of the name into another language. When it comes to vowels in particular, this can be problematic. Do we use a strong "u" written with a waw when converting Trump's last name to Hebrew or a weak "u" which will not have a numerical value? This adds another level of potential confusion.

Problem 3) What language are we converting to? Many of the examples given in the links and your emails use Hebrew, but Revelation was written in Greek, and the numerical designator for 666 is chi, xi, stigma, demonstrating that conversion to/from the Greek system is likely to be the preferred method. Latin might also a possibility since that was the official language of the empire at time of writing of Revelation.

So before we get too excited about any such possibility, it is good to consider that we have to know first just what FORM of the name it is we are going to analyze, and just what LANGUAGE we are going to convert it to using what SYSTEM of conversion. Given the variables, I can render my own name and titles dozens of possible ways (at least). If we are talking about someone whose name is Arabic, as in your question, there is the additional level of potential confusion mentioned above.

Also, even if today we were to run the test against the name of a famous person, this would be misleading. Only after people start getting marked will we see the actual mark and the actual number. Then and only then will the test be legitimate. After all, people change their names. If "Augustus" were the culprit, we would get nowhere by trying to calculate "Octavian", e.g. So once again, the "Six hundred and sixty six" litmus test can ONLY work if applied to the actual mark of the beast. As no one has seen the actual mark yet, no such test can legitimately be run and everything else is idle speculation at best, and dangerously misleading false information at worst. Q.E.D.

Finally, again, on birthdays, the present year is 2,777 A.U.C., the system which was in use in the Roman world when John wrote Revelation. So shouldn't we use that year and not the one from the system that didn't even exist until half a millennium later? When it comes to individual days, the Julian calendar was the one in force when John penned this book; do we use those dates or Gregorian calendar dates? In any case, I'm not sure what gives us the right to use birthdays as the signature method of "the number of the name". As I read Revelation, the name is to be converted into the number system (Greek), and we will know the form to use because this is the tattoo that the false prophet is requiring (so no guessing about all the problems mentioned above). If this is the case, then birthdays have nothing to do with it (and, as mentioned, if they did, we're using the entirely wrong system for years and for month/day calculations).

You're not the first person to suggest Trump as a likely candidate for the beast. As I have already possibly mentioned, his mother was Scottish but antichrist's mother has to be Jewish. So unless there is a grand conspiracy with his genealogy, "that dog won't hunt".

For all those curious about this subject, it's important not to get too excited about potential scenarios before the fact. Revelation gives us a tremendous amount of information as does the rest of scripture (all brought together "under one roof" in the Coming Tribulation series; see the link). But of necessity, since Revelation was written nearly two thousand years ago, it had to be given in largely general terms without giving the specifics of names, either of individuals or nations that didn't yet exist. In my interpretation of things, it won't be long until we find out all the specifics. Christians should be preparing spiritually to meet the challenges that difficult time will face us with.

In Jesus,

Bob L.

Question #17:

Thanks, Bob, for this well thought out response, just to clarify…Trump in not even in the running to be the beast. He may help negotiate the deal between MBS and Israel, however certainly…he is just a satanic puppet at this point, nothing more. At this moment in time, I think I will just sit and wait…like I said before, we will know soon enough. Thanks again for taking the time to review…

Response #17:

It's my pleasure, my friend. Many Christians today have similar questions – at least many of those who have not been snookered into complacency by the false pre-Trib rapture theory.

Apologies if I missed part of the main thrust of your analysis. The Abraham Accords and/or any other treaty or agreement which might be moved forward and concluded before the Tribulation begins is not at all the same as what we find at Daniel 9:27 (see the link: Antichrist's Alliance with Israel). As mentioned, there is no prophecy for the Church Age. This is the mystery age (link). All the prophecies in the Old Testament which speak to the end time will be fulfilled only beginning with the onset of the Tribulation.

In terms of the treaty/covenant of Daniel 9:27 in particular, this is a device used by antichrist to further his crusade against the Mahdi and in support of Israel (the secular state). This is one of the ways that the beast will proffer his bona fides as "the Messiah" (see the link). But it will not be inaugurated until after the Tribulation has already begun (which blessedly hasn't happened yet).

Re: "we will know soon enough": I do believe that is true (here's a link to where my interpretation of the likely commencement date is expounded).

In Jesus,

Bob L.

Question #18:

Hey Bob,

Thank you for all this…

However, unless you were in my shoes, and experienced the awestruck moments as I went down this path of discovery; you will never get it.

Believe it or not, I was listening to this Watchman tell his listeners that using Prime numbers MBS = 666 and so I was wondering why Prime numbers. A short time later I was following an Amazon semi, and there was an arrow pointing to prime. Didn’t think too much about it but it certainly caught my attention. Then I woke up one night and was pressed to look up the Amazon Logo. It was the Amazon name with the arrow underneath pointing from the A to the z. I though, letters to numbers, A-z pointing to Prime (the numbers). That was just the start of a 7-month journey looking into prime numbers which led me to check out the Prime definition. One of the many definitions that caught my attention was dawn or first light; interesting as I looked up Lucifer, Isaiah 14:12 came up as the only time Lucifer was mentioned in the Bible. Isaiah 14:12 – How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! So, the definition of Prime’s “dawn or first light” touched on Lucifer,” son of the morning”.

This is just a small sampling of what I discovered along the way. I have pages of writings on all of this. Many nights I would lay awake, and God would show me something else.

Anyway…like I said, unless you were in my shoes over the past 7 month; you would just think of me as a nut case.

Thanks again for taking the time to respond. At this point, with all the sleepless nights and awestruck moments…I think I will just wait this out and see what happens. Maybe God will show me something else, in the meantime…I just need some rest.

Thanks again,

Response #18:

The word "prime" is a Latin derivative (from primus, meaning, "first"). This designation we owe to a sixteenth century translator of Euclid (who first discussed the concept) through his translation of Greek protos ("first") as "prime". So there's nothing magic in the word "prime", and it has nothing to do with "dawn" either in Latin or the original Greek.

Re: "unless you were in my shoes, and experienced the awestruck moments as I went down this path of discovery; you will never get it." I try not to question other people's experiences as God gives us all many things in this life to guide us and encourage us. When it comes to interpreting experiences, however, Christians need to always do so by the measuring stick of the truth of the Word of God. If what we experience lines up with the Bible, well and good. If it seems not to, then we are making some error in our interpretation of that experience. As Peter tells us, the written word is superior to all experience, even, as in his case, superior to one of the most dramatic visions ever given a living human being, namely, the transfiguration.

(16) For I did not follow concocted tales in making known to you the power and the coming return of our Lord, Jesus Christ, but was an eyewitness to His majesty. (17) For when He had received honor and glory from God the Father, these words sounded forth to Him from God's majestic glory: "This is My beloved Son with whom I am well-pleased." (18) And these words I myself heard as they were delivered from heaven, for I was with Him on the holy mountain (cf. Matt.17:1-8). (19) Yet I consider the prophetically inspired Word (i.e. the Bible) even more reliable (i.e., than what I saw with my own eyes). You too would do well to pay the closest attention to this [prophetically inspired Word], just as to a lamp shining in a dark place (cf. Ps.119:105), until the day dawns, and the Morning Star rises (i.e. the Living Word, Jesus Christ, returns), (20) pondering in your hearts this principle of prime importance: no single verse of prophetically inspired scripture has ever come into being as a result of personal reflection. (21) For true prophecy has never occurred by human will, but only when holy men of God have spoken under the direction and agency of the Holy Spirit.
2nd Peter 1:16-21

Many people find numbers fascinating. Personally, I've always just found them difficult and confusing. But I can tell you from much experience with scripture and its interpretation that anything approaching numerology (be it "angel numbers" or Kabbalah or all manner of Gnostic systems) is at best a significant drain on one's time and energy (as in ruining one's life trying to figure out "Beale's code", for example [do NOT look it up; it was always a scam]), and at worst a gateway into many dangerous things which have nothing to do with the Bible.

Letting this go and waiting to see what happens is not a bad plan . . . if you combine it with sufficient spiritual growth necessary to be prepared for what is to come. That is the purpose of this ministry, and you are welcome to its resources any time (here's a link to the Basics Series).

In Jesus,

Bob L.

Question #19:

Hi Bob,

Was reading the first email of this Sunday's posting and it kind of sent me somewhere where the Lord was already leading!

It was a very good reminder that the number of the Beast is not 666 but Chi Xi Stigma or χξϛ

The reason for the excitement is there is a possibility already around that may be how this number will be presented. You know how the New Age is very much doing the rounds, that it has already infiltrated the church especially through the Kundalini?

New Age often comes up in my research on false teaching on cults and I realised something today. I really believe the Lord led me to this because it is so deeply hidden and no one else seems to have picked up on it.

I was shown that the Chi Xi Stigma actually forms the Crown Chakra of a 'Kundalini Awakening' which really is the main teaching practice of the New Age. It is the main point of Yoga, to open all the Chakras to attain godhood or Guru (god-man).

You can see all three make up what the New Agers call Sahasrara. Another word for this apart from Crown Chakra is the noise or 'mantra' it is related to which is known as OM which is claimed to be the 'sound of creation'.

They believe that if everyone chants OM and opens the Crown Chakra that they will all become gods and be co-creators of the new earth/new age. Of course this is all serpent lies and actually leads to demonic possession or what is known (even in New Age circles) as 'Kundalini Psychosis' whereby people completely lose control of their own bodies and eventually their minds.

I have attached images of how Chi Xi Stigma is hidden in the Crown Chakra Sanskrit.
It makes sense that this could be a tattoo put on people's foreheads to show they have 'opened their minds' and 'achieved godhood'.

Obviously we can only be sure when the time comes but it is worthwhile knowing beforehand as a possibility. This could easily go undetected by so many as it doesn't actually say '666' as people expect it to. Satan is subtle so it makes sense that the mark would be subtle to those who are not alert to it. Something to be wary of!

Will be adding this to my ministry when it goes live as I really think people need to see this!

In Jesus,

Response #19:

Interesting observation on the possible presentation of the number of the beast in his mark. I've opined on this as well in CT 4 ("The Mark of the Beast" and "The Number of the Beast" at the links).

One thing to keep in mind is that the mark/name will not be a "trick". There will be no marking until antichrist proclaims himself to be God and takes his seat in the temple of Jerusalem (2Thes.2:3-4) while his false prophet sets up the "abomination that causes desolation" in the temple court and demands that the world worship it: that is the context of the mark et al. (Rev.13:11-18).

So it won't be a case of anyone being deceived into accepting this marking. There will be pressure and compulsion, but anyone who is conscious with an I.Q. above plant-life will understand what this mark means and whose it is. And just in case there is anyone who has any doubt, we are given the test in Revelation thirteen for exactly this reason, namely, as a definitive means of removing any possible excuse that anyone "didn't know" what this mark was or whose it was.

The devil is the master of lies and deceit. But he wants the world of that day to willingly worship him and his son – even if "willing" includes pressure to the point of starvation, torture and death.

In Jesus,

Bob L.

Question #20:

Hello Doc,

How are you holding up so far this year?

I had a notion a while back that hasn’t subsided and although, with your help, I’ve calmed down on trying to pinpoint certain players in the end times (the antichrist specifically) one guy has stood out more and more to me and I wanted your take.

What are your thoughts on Barron Trump?

I know Daniel omits much information about Antiochus’s personal life, but is the fact that he was “royalty adjacent” potentially a likeness he and antichrist will also share? Neither of them were/are “in line” for the throne, and in fact I’ve heard many say Eric or Don jr. should be president, but his (Barron’s) age, unique build (super tall and VERY Hebrew features-nose specifically) and so far unspecified points of view and the fact that he doesn’t seem to have any disqualifying characteristics leave me guessing..

Family is doing great; __ is getting big; things are moving along. The YouTube Channel seems be having spikes in popularity between the suppression of view, comments and detractors, but I keep going.

Look forward to hearing from you, Brother.

Response #20:

Good to hear from you, my friend. Glad to hear the family is doing well. Also that your ministry progresses (good for you!). How is work going?

On the question, if the Tribulation begins in just a couple of years, it is hard to see how anyone under around thirty or so (the traditional age of maturity to qualify for serious endeavors in ancient calculations) would be eligible for this diabolical distinction. Another problem with the Trumps is that antichrist will be Jewish on his mother's side (his father is the devil). This would also seem to be a disqualifying fact.

While is may seem amazing that this close we don't really have a clue as to the beast's identity, as I have been reminding folks lately 2nd Thessalonians 2:1-10 makes it clear that he won't be "revealed" until after the Tribulation begins. So it is very unlikely that anyone could be "sure" of who it is before we are clearly in the Tribulation. At that point, as I have often affirmed, things will move more quickly than at any prior time in human history. The speed of change will be one of the factors that makes the great Tribulation "great" (in a negative way of course; see the link).

Keeping you and yours in my daily prayers.

In Jesus,

Bob L.

Question #21:

The job is insufficient overall but we’re getting by, nothing new. Pretty sure I won’t be escaping mediocre employment before I die.

I don't think it’s a far stretch that someone could “discover” their Jewish lineage last minute. Also, what about the fact that he is said to confirm the covenant of 7 years with the many? Won’t that reveal him to us paying attention?

Aside from the Jewish question, Barron seems a likely candidate, but we’ll see.

Response #21:

In terms of discovering, it's hard for me to conceptualize antichrist not knowing who he is early on. His Jewish parentage will be a benefit to him because it will help cement the myth that he is Christ. He is called "anti-Christ" not just for his opposition to the Lord but because he will overtly pretend to be Him. If the beast were not unquestionably Jewish, there is no way he could pretend to be the Messiah. So the scenario where some genealogist finds some tenuous connection in the distant past doesn't work, as I see it.

In terms of Daniel 9:27, this treaty will not be put into place until after the Tribulation begins. By that time, I do think it will be obvious to all Christians who have been studying the scriptures that the beast is the beast: the ruler of mystery Babylon who supports Israel (temporarily) in two major military campaigns in a crusade against the Mahdi (deemed "antichrist' by the beast and his followers). All that (and more) will be very hard to miss.

In terms of someone so young (only 21 or so when the Tribulation begins), that also seems unlikely to me. Our Lord did not begin His public ministry until He was thirty not because He couldn't have done but because thirty was the minimum age to be taken seriously (cf. Num.4:3-47; 2Sam.5:4). Even under our constitution, one has to be 35 to serve as president.

Of course, perhaps you're thinking that the Tribulation is still a considerable distance away? Not in my view. Granted, 2026 is an interpretation (link), not a teaching of scripture directly present in the Bible. But I do think it's a correct one.

I'm glad to hear that you are "getting by". I'll keep this in my prayers. Thanks much for your prayers too, my friend!

In Jesus,

Bob L.

Question #22:

I’m with you on the timeline, for certain.

My studies on melania’s background show an Austrian/Czech ancestry and both counties have had significant Jewish populations, on top of the fact that Trump is quite friendly with the Israeli powers that be, perhaps just in my mind, make the possibility of a “spontaneous” discovery of his(Barron’s) background at some point possible, but still pure speculation.

We’re definitely seeing the political tides change in Europe with all the issues surrounding immigration and Israel is certainly tempting the south to rise up over a potential (and likely) Temple Mount takeover so like you’ve said, he will come to the surface at some point not long from now. I’m hoping the backlash over said takeover in the west stays away from the faithful when it does because it won’t be pretty, but will certainly aid the antichrist in his rise.

Your works are still the most comprehensive and I believe factual on the matter and I always defer to you, but it is hard not to speculate especially considering the lateness of the current hour. Now about these folks who think Trump is the antichrist.. man are they way off.

It’s been good talking with you, thanks once again for all you do in our Lord God.

Response #22:

Thanks for the good words.

The descriptions of antichrist in Daniel certainly paint a picture of a sinister character, but that of course doesn't mean that many people won't be enthralled by him – clearly they will be.

And all the world marveled and followed the beast. So they worshiped the dragon who gave authority to the beast; and they worshiped the beast, saying, “Who is like the beast? Who is able to make war with him?”
Revelation 13:3b-4 NKJV

A highly charismatic figure filled with righteous indignation portraying himself as Christ bursting forth on the scene in the first days of the Tribulation jibes with what scripture tells us. No present person of celebrity of whom I am aware seems to fit that bill. But we ALL need to keep an open mind and not become wedded to any specific scenario. The Bible and Revelation in particular gives us a tremendous amount of information, but it is in the nature of an outline rather than the granular details which can only be known after the Tribulation begins.

Thinking about these things can be profitable . . . if it leads us to redouble our efforts in spiritual growth in order to get properly prepared for what is soon to come.

In Jesus,

Bob L.


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  • Please pray for J.D., recently diagnosed with colon cancer and looking at chemo, radiation and surgery.  Please pray for wisdom in therapy decision-making and for healing. [6/29/24]

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  • Prayers needed to deliver Rosemary from mental health problems and for her salvation. [12/14/23] Praise here! Rosemary has responded both to prayers and the witness of the life! Please keep praying for her deliverance and salvation! [update: 6/2/24: 'Had news that Rosemary has been admitted to hospital and receiving treatment. No word on her current condition yet. Please keep her in prayer.'][update: 6/19/24: Rosemary has throat cancer; prayers appreciated]

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  • Please pray for our friend's newborn grandson who was born with two clubfeet.  If surgery is necessary (the family will find out soon), he will require a four to five year medical plan for correction. [Update:  he will need surgery on both feet the end of the month; continued prayer appreciated: 5/19/24]

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  • For healing for David from major complications after surgery to remove a brain tumor; Update [4/7/24]: David passed away yesterday. The family would like to thank everyone for their prayers for him.

  • For Kathleen whose husband has just passed away after a short battle with dementia. Please pray for her comfort and consolation and that she is led out of the Catholic church to salvation. Also pray for the salvation of her two children Martin and Claire and their families [2/24/24][Update: 6/4/24: Kath has just suffered a stroke, please pray for her recovery].

  • For Gary, for recovery from bone marrow cancer and nerve damage from chemo and numerous blood and platelet transfusions [1/14/24].

  • For Belinda, for help and healing with memory issues [12/31/23].

  • For guidance and courage for Aleah, whose violent father is trying to gain custody of her siblings.

  • For Chris, for healing of a herniated disc in his back.

  • For Steve, who has grade 4 lung and pancreatic cancer; the disease has responded to chemo but please keep our brother in your prayers.

  • For Tricia, for comfort in bereavement and for help in overcoming her sense of loss and emptiness.

  • For Anna, for healing and victory in this health test.

  • For Sawyer, a young teenager who professes to want to be saved but says "God hasn’t dealt with him yet". Please pray for him to get the victory and assurance.

  • For our friend Leigh's father, a veteran with serious lung problems, for a correct diagnosis and successful treatment.

  • [12/10/23] For Bob and Debbie, for healing / coping with ongoing health issues.  For more spiritual growth and insight to get through our several tests and trials, and if/when called, be able to help others to grow more in the faith of the truth.  For the salvation of unsaved family members and friends.  For recovery / healing for family members and friends who are suffering from mental and physical illnesses, and for victory in overcoming spiritual battles.  For deliverance of family members who are entrapped in legalism and cultic false teaching ministries. [praise here for Debbie's successful surgery and treatment].

  • For our friend's son who is struggling with severe OCD and crippling anxiety.

  • For Walter and for his son Joshua who is struggling with "gender dysphoria" and is considering transitioning; *please also pray for Walter himself: he just lost his job.

  • For Michael, for his health and for his livelihood in providing for his family, and for his efforts in leading his family to the truth of the Word. [our friend is currently unemployed and his business is out of operation, so please pray for him for restoration of livelihood; *update 10/1/22 from Michael: "I have lost my livelihood. Please pray for me!"]

  • *For Joe, for recovery from a stroke on the right side of the brain.  Joe is presently being tube-fed and also has a urinary tract infection *[Praise here! "[Joe is out of hospital and] is working on getting stronger, walking and writing; he drove their vehicle two times a short distance on the private road that they live on; the doctor told him that only 12% of people have a stroke on the right side, and most of the people don't survive.  God heard all our prayers."].

  • For Aric, for healing and comfort with serious and possibly terminal health concerns.

  • Regarding prayers for my niece, Sharon and her husband Michael, I'm sad to report that the baby has passed; the family and I thank everyone who did battle for us in prayer on this; please continue to pray for comfort and peace.

  • [1/28/24] Please pray for Angel who has developed serious. crippling pain in both knees which is constant and excruciating *[update: Praise here!  Pain has lessened and mobility increased, but please keep up the prayer for complete healing].

  • Please pray for Curtis Omo's wife Amy. She went to the emergency a few weeks ago and now has learned she needs at least two operations. [update: Amy had her first operation; recovery was very difficult at first but change of meds helped; please keep them in prayer].

  • *For Femi whose legal issues are about to come to a head, for his deliverance and for his healing from diabetes and heart problems *[update 8/31/22: our friend is in distress due to insufficient funds to pay necessary legal bills; please pray for his encouragement and rescue from this terrible situation].

  • For Walter's wife Kim, for a good report on her recent biopsy [praise! benign report!].

  • For our brother Resi in Tanzania.  He is in urgent need of prayer support as his farming business is suffering terribly from the present drought (which has also caused his alternative source of income to dry up).

  • Mark and René Perkins' efforts in evangelism in Tahiti ( Evanelia).

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  • For Leigh's friend Michele, battling A.L.L. leukemia for the second time (about to undergo a bone marrow transplant in July) [*praise here for a successful transplant last October; meds still necessary to prevent rejection] .

  • For Leigh's mother who has a tumor on her kidney & likely multiple myeloma. [*praise here for successful surgery and the cancer being limited to the kidney].

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  • [1/13/24] Please pray for Emma's deliverance through severe testing. That she will overcome and strengthen her faith. Also please pray for help in establishing her ministry and gaining employment for material provision to support it. Also prayer for her unsaved family members in the Catholic Church. Prayer currently needed for estrangement from sister. [update: 6/17/24: peri-menopausal systems are growing more severe and debilitating, please pray for swift healing].

  • [2/3/24] Please pray for Barry's lung condition, depression and alcohol dependency. Prayers are needed for his salvation (Update: praise here! Lung nodule has not grown in size since last scan! Praise here! Barry is now questioning his alcohol use! Please keep up prayer).

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  • [1/13/24] Prayers please for Jeanette who is suffering from an eating disorder, severe menopausal symptoms and is in a coersively controlling relationship. Also prayers needful for her salvation.

  • For Matthias, for the deliverance of his children abducted overseas by his estranged wife.

  • For my friend Carmen who suffered a broken left arm (both bones, compound fracture of the ulna) and a broken back (two vertebrae fractured) [Carmen is out of her cast and brace and making progress; thank you for the prayers!]; for her boy Josh's recovery from alcoholism and for encouragement for him to turn to the Lord for help [update 5/24: Josh has passed away; please pray for the family's comfort].
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  • For Tony, for healing from aggressive glaucoma.

  • [1/7/24] For Dawn's comfort on the recent loss of her daughter Daphne from chronic Lyme disease.  Please also pray for her granddaughter Fiona's salvation.

  • For Mewn, for healing.

  • For Jamie, for encouragement and support under pressure, and guidance in future ministry plans.

  • For Sylvia, for her strength and energy is supporting her grandchildren and great grandchild whose parents are unbelievers, and for her help in leading them all to the Lord.

  • For Carrie, recently diagnosed with cancer. She has three daughters. The family has already been through a lot, having lost their husband/father to cancer a few years ago. They are believers.

  • For Andrea's continuing progress in spiritual growth, for her daughter Juanita's salvation.

  • For Anna's brother who is in failing health, that he might be led to the Lord.

  • For our friend Yuhanna, for swift deliverance from his present situation [praise here - complete deliverance!].

  • For Ashley, for recovery of her health from a difficult to diagnose and serious condition [worsening with shortness of breath and tremors]; and for the salvation of her mother and her brother.

  • For Gill's sister, "for her continued recovery, as well as to demonstrate to the family the power of prayer and faith in Christ".

  • For our brother Abishai, for the restoration of his livelihood and reconciliation with family.  Please also pray for our brother's efforts to prepare for ministry.

  • For our friend Gaurav, for encouragement, health, and material deliverance. [n.b., Gaurav was the first one on this list years ago; he writes that he is still "hanging in" and staying faithful to the Lord, but he and his family are in greater material need than ever; please remember them in your prayers]; *please also pray for his health and his mother's health (she recently became blind in one eye from an infection and diabetes complications, neither of which have resolved as yet).
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  • For Abby for success and blessing in her new efforts in ministry, and for her cousin Danny's health. Please also pray for her health, strength and perseverance in stressful and challenging circumstances; please also pray for her mother's health.
  • For Ramsey, in his new position.

  • For the empowerment of our friend Curt's ministry.

  • For our friend John's family's deliverance from cult influence [praise for some good news here, but some members are still entrapped]. Please also pray for John's health and that of his wife as well.

  • For our friend Steve for strength, protection, providence and deliverance - more needful now than ever.
  • For Christian congregations being persecuted in Sri Lanka (please see the link).
  • For the healing from MS, blessing, encouragement and vindication of our brother, Nihal.  Please also protect him and his family and church family from the recent troubles in Sri Lanka.
  • For our friend Mike's encouragement and God's blessing on his livelihood to provide for his family.
  • For Helen's healing from cancer and for her comfort in the loss of her family members.
  • For Clyde's encouragement and deliverance in severe testing.
  • For Judah, for healing from brain trauma and other consequence of serious auto accidents.

  • For the salvation of Tom and his family.

  • For deliverance for John's friend from the JW heresy.
  • For our friend Anna and her family's comfort in the loss of her daughter, and for the comfort, encouragement and salvation of her two grandchildren.
  • For our friend Sheila's healing from the effects of a chronic condition.
  • For Leigh, for protection and deliverance from a dangerous neighbor, and for help in restoring her home and home situation.

  • [1/13/24] For Becca's mother, for healing from cancer, serious liver disease (requiring transplant which is not possible without recovery from the former), lung problems, and chronic pain (Update: she is on the list for transplant; please pray for a successful one ASAP).

  • For the salvation of John's two unbelieving sons.
  • For Charles' two granddaughters for their salvation and spiritual growth.
  • For Chris, for health concerns (memory and fatigue), and for blessing on his job.

  • *For Cary, for deliverance in persecution on the job for sticking up for the Lord and for the truth (special harassment for a Christian teacher in a state school where Mormons are in charge).
  • For Alex' and Chris' mother, for her salvation and the opening of her heart to the truth.
  • For Amber's continued spiritual growth and encouragement, and for her healing.  Please also pray for the salvation of her grandmother.
  • For Jeffery, for the salvation of his two sons.
  • For Kamil, a new believer, who has been unjustly accused because of his family's political activities.
  • For the spiritual growth and encouragement of Max and his family.
  • For Sam, for help and support and encouragement in moving away from a legalistic and controlling environment in order to seek and serve the Lord in a godly way.

  • For Lucille, for complete recovery from "long Covid", along with lung and heart problems related thereto.

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    Ministry and Preparation for Ministry XIII

    Cults and Christianity XIII

    Eschatology Issues LXXXII

    Culture and Christianity XXIII

    Bible Versions, Bible Translation, and Bible Reading VII

    Eschatology Issues LXXXI

    Church: The Biblical Ideal versus the Contemporary Reality III

    Angelic Issues X

    Biblical Interpretation XIV

    Mutual Encouragement in Christ XII

    Bible Versions, Bible Translation, and Bible Reading VI

    Eschatology Issues LXXX

    Bible Versions, Bible Translation, and Bible Reading V

    Eschatology Issues LXXIX

    Eschatology Issues LXXVIII

    Eschatology Issues LXXVII

    Eschatology Issues LXXVI

    Eschatology Issues LXXV

    Eschatology Issues LXXIV

    Eschatology Issues LXXIII

    Fighting the Fight XIII

    Marriage and the Bible IX

    Ministry and Preparation for Ministry XII

    Eschatology Issues LXXII

    Eschatology Issues LXXI

    Eschatology Issues LXX

    Eschatology Issues LXIX

    Church History III

    Gospel Questions XVII

    Eschatology Issues LXVIII

    Eschatology Issues LXVII

    Baptism: Water and Spirit X

    Eschatology Issues LXVI

    Eschatology Issues LXV

    Old Testament Interpretation XVII

    Eschatology Issues LXIV

    Eschatology Issues LXIII

    Gospel Questions XVI

    Eschatology Issues LXII

    Mutual Encouragement in Christ XI

    Eschatology Issues LXI

    Biblical Interpretation XIII

    Eschatology Issues LX

    Eschatology Issues LIX

    Eschatology Issues LVIII

    Mutual Encouragement in Christ X

    Eschatology Issues LVII

    Eschatology Issues LVI

    Eschatology Issues LV

    Confronting False Groups and False Teaching V

    Eschatology Issues LIV

    Eschatology Issues LIII

    Sin, Faith and Suffering II

    Eschatology Issues LII

    Eschatology Issues LI

    Ministry and Preparation for Ministry XI

    Eschatology Issues XXXXX

    Christian Perspectives on Disease and Death

    Mutual Encouragement in Christ IX

    Eschatology Issues XLIX

    Culture and Christianity XXII

    Eschatology Issues XLVIII

    Eschatology Issues XLVII

    Eschatology Issues XLVI

    Eschatology Issues XLV

    Culture and Christianity XXI

    Eschatology Issues XLIV

    Theology Questions IV

    Eschatology Issues XLIII

    Mutual Encouragement in Christ VIII

    Eschatology Issues XLII

    Isaiah Questions

    Eschatology Issues XLI

    Eschatology Issues XL

    Eschatology Issues XXXIX

    Eschatology Issues XXXVIII

    Eschatology Issues XXXVII

    Eschatology Issues XXXVI

    Confronting False Groups and False Teaching IV

    Eschatology Issues XXXV

    Eschatology Issues XXXIV

    Eschatology Issues XXXIII

    Eschatology Issues XXXII

    Eschatology Issues XXXI

    Ministry and Preparation for Ministry X

    Eschatology Issues XXX

    Eschatology Issues XXIX

    Old Testament Interpretation XVI

    Salvation, the Gospel, and Unbelief VII

    New Testament Interpretation IX

    Fighting the Fight XII

    Eschatology Issues XXVIII

    Spiritual Warfare VII

    Believers in the World XI

    Revelation Questions II

    Believers in the World X

    Faith, Forgiveness, Salvation V

    Biblical Interpretation XII

    Old Testament Interpretation XV

    Gospel Questions XV

    Fighting the Fight XI

    Apologetics and Legalism II

    Ministry and Preparation for Ministry IX

    Gospel Questions XIV

    The 'Rapture' and other Eschatological Issues

    Ministry and Preparation for Ministry VIII

    Marriage and the Bible VIII

    Believers in the World IX

    Biblical Interpretation XI

    Salvation, the Gospel, and Unbelief VI

    Cults and Christianity XII

    Eschatology Issues XXVII

    Theological Questions III

    New Testament Interpretation VIII

    Eschatology Issues XXVI

    Old Testament Interpretation XIV

    Politics versus Spiritual Growth IV

    Old Testament Interpretation XIII

    Salvation, the Gospel, and Unbelief V

    Biblical Interpretation X

    Fighting the Fight X

    Politics versus Spiritual Growth III

    Baptism: Water and Spirit IX

    Biblical Anthropology VIII

    Faith, Forgiveness, Salvation IV

    Genesis Questions IV

    Fighting the Fight IX

    Eschatology Issues XXV

    Angelic Issues IX

    Ministry and Preparation for Ministry VII

    Legalism, Past, Present and Future IV

    New Testament Interpretation VII

    Eschatology Issues XXIV: the 'Rapture' et al.

    Believers in the World VIII: Coping with Family

    Salvation, the Gospel, and Unbelief IV

    Believers in the World VII

    Culture and Christianity XX

    Biblical Languages, Texts and Translations XI

    Cults and Christianity XI

    Spiritual Gifts and False Teaching

    Angelic Issues VIII

    Christology Questions X

    Believers in the World VI

    Genesis Gap: Questions and Answers VI

    Atheism and Evangelism

    New Testament Interpretation VI

    Old Testament Interpretation XII

    Fighting the Fight VIII

    Spiritual Warfare VI

    Sin, Faith and Suffering

    Prayer, Vows and Confession

    Eschatology Issues XXIII

    Apologetics, Ministry and False Teaching

    Culture and Christianity XIX

    Ministry and Preparation for Ministry VI

    Church: The Biblical Ideal versus the Contemporary Reality II

    Salvation, the Gospel, and Unbelief III

    Fighting the Fight VII

    The Holy Spirit: Pneumatology Questions VI

    Interpretation, Application, Exegesis and Ministry

    Biblical Anthropology VII

    Baptism: Water and Spirit VIII

    Text and Canon

    New Testament Interpretation V

    Grace versus Law II

    Apathy, Atheism, Cults and False Teaching

    All about Ichthys III

    The Battlefield Within II: Combating anger, fear, blaming God, blaming others

    Salvation Questions III

    Faith, Forgiveness, Salvation III

    Eschatology Issues XXII

    Cults and Christianity X

    Cults and Christianity IX

    Ministry and Preparation for Ministry V

    Fighting the Fight VI

    Marriage and the Bible VII

    Culture and Christianity XVIII: Substance Use and Abuse, Tithing, Politics and Environmentalism, Friendship, Self-Defense, and Work

    Paul the Apostle: Aspects of his Life and Ministry II

    Old Testament Interpretation XI

    Mutual Encouragement in Christ VII

    The Transitional Era of the Book of Acts and its Unique Spiritual Gifts

    Old Testament Interpretation X

    Marriage and the Bible VI

    The pre-Trib 'Rapture': so called 'imminence' and other false proofs refuted

    Encouragement, Spiritual Testing and Spiritual Growth III

    Eschatology Issues XXI

    Eschatology Issues XX

    Biblical Languages, Texts and Translations X

    Legalism, Past and Present III: Sabbath observance, tithing, dietary regulations and other issues

    Believers in the World V: Ministering, Mutually Encouraging, and Coping with Family, Politics, and Health

    Salvation, the Gospel, and Unbelief II

    Old Testament Interpretation IX

    Christology Questions IX: Christ and His Church

    Mutual Encouragement in Christ VI: Perseverance

    Science and the Bible III

    Faith, Forgiveness, Salvation II

    Eschatology Issues XIX

    Ministry and Preparation for Ministry IV

    Bible Interpretation IX

    Marriage and the Bible V

    Gospel Questions XIII

    Biblical Anthropology VI

    Cults and Christianity VIII

    Fighting the Fight V: Dispatches from the Laodicean 'Front' II

    Old Testament Interpretation VIII

    Eschatology Issues XVIII

    Spiritual Growth III

    Ministry and Preparation for Ministry III

    Sin, Guilt, and Salvation II

    New Testament Interpretation IV

    Biblical Languages, Texts and Translations IX

    Peace, Reconciliation and Salvation

    Mutual Encouragement in Christ V: Soldiers of the Cross

    Baptism: Water and Spirit VII

    Faith, Forgiveness, Salvation

    Cults and Christianity VII

    Old Testament Interpretation VII

    Sin, Guilt, and Salvation

    Eschatology Issues XVII

    Dangers of the Pre-Trib Rapture False Teaching

    Biblical Languages, Texts and Translations VIII

    The Infinity, Magnitude, Glory, Providence and Plan of God

    Eschatology Issues XVI

    Gospel Questions XII

    The Bible and the Canon: The Inspired Word of God IV

    Nephilim, Antichrist, the False Prophet and the Mark of the Beast

    Angelic Issues VII

    Prayer Questions II

    The Trinity and Messianic Legalism II

    Annihilationism, Universalism, Hell and Judgment II

    Atheism and Apologetics II

    Politics versus Spiritual Growth II

    Culture and Christianity XVII: Humor, Self-Defense, Pacifism and War

    Culture and Christianity XVI: Alcohol, Money and Dietary Issues

    Dreams, Visions, Miracles, Exorcism, Tongues, and False Prophets

    Calvinism, Catholicism and Ichthys

    Apologetics, Legalism, Cults and Philosophy

    The Law, Legalism, and Rome

    Mutual Encouragement in Christ IV

    Genesis Gap: Questions and Answers V

    Faith and Free Will in Trial and Testing

    Free Will and God's WILL in Salvation

    Jobs, Money, Finances and Giving: What does the Bible say?

    Ministry and Preparation for Ministry II

    Eschatology Issues XV

    Dealing with Sin and Guilt

    Mutual Encouragement in Christ III

    Preparing for Tribulation II

    It is Better on the Other Side

    Family Matters

    Christology Questions VIII: The Deity, Humanity and Life of Christ

    The Lives of the Apostles and the Writing of the New Testament II

    Biblical People and Places: Eve, Cain, Noah, Abraham, Hagar, Esau, Joseph and more

    Biblical Anthropology V: Body, Spirit and 'Soul', Present and Future

    Satan, Antichrist, the False Prophet and the Mark of the Beast

    The Holy Spirit: Pneumatology Questions V

    Prophets, Prophecy, and False Prophets

    Christology Questions VII: The Life and Spiritual Death of Christ and Holy Communion

    The Bible and the Canon: The Inspired Word of God III

    Culture and Christianity XV: The Bible vs. some Sensitive Social and Political Issues

    Christology Questions VI: Christophany, Deity and the Spiritual Death of Christ

    Encouragement, Spiritual Testing and Spiritual Growth II

    Spiritual Warfare V

    Cults and Christianity VI

    Fighting the Fight IV: Dispatches from the Laodicean 'Front'

    Eschatology Issues XIV

    The Gift of Tongues: Part 3

    The Resurrection Body and our Eternal Future II

    Gospel Questions XI

    Blindness, Disease and Healing

    Ministry and Preparation for Ministry

    Should I go to seminary or not?

    Atheism and Apologetics

    Biblical Languages, Texts and Translations VII

    Church History II

    Salvation Questions II

    Culture and Christianity XIV

    Encouragement, Spiritual Testing and Spiritual Growth

    Judaism and Legalism in the church-visible

    Bible Interpretation VIII

    Apostasy, Sin and Salvation

    Confronting False Groups and False Teaching III

    Eschatology Issues XIII: Time of the Tribulation and the Resurrection, Antichrist and the Mark of the Beast

    Salvation Questions

    Theological Questions II

    The Holy Spirit: Pneumatology Questions IV

    Old Testament Interpretation VI

    More Questions on the Book of Hebrews: Melchizedek, Esau, and the 'Impossibility' of Being Restored

    Believers in the World IV: Making Godly Choices vs. Following Man-Made Rules

    Guilt, Sin and Victory through Spiritual Growth

    Confronting False Groups and False Teaching II

    Cults and Christianity V

    Politics versus Spiritual Growth

    Christian Struggle, Perseverance and Deliverance

    The Bible and the Natural World

    Sin, Fear and Forgiveness

    An Extended Conversation on the 'Unpardonable' Sin

    Eternal Realities: Real Heaven, Real Hell

    Eschatology Issues XII: Babylon, Armageddon, Israel, 2026

    Ministers, Ministry, and Preparation for Ministry

    Evangelism in Principle and Practice II

    Gospel Questions X: Glory, John the baptist, the hidden talent, the Kingdom of God

    Old Testament Interpretation V: The Flight to Egypt, the Virgin Birth, Jonathan's Choice, Tyre in Prophecy

    Matthew Questions, verse by verse

    Marriage and the Bible IV

    Politics and Political Action on the Eve of the Tribulation

    Bible Versions, Bible Translation, and Bible Reading IV

    Spiritual Growth II

    Mutual Encouragement in Christ II

    Baptism: Water and Spirit VI

    Science and the Bible II

    Genesis Gap: Questions and Answers IV

    Culture and Christianity XIII: College, Dating, Marriage and Friendship

    Eschatology Issues XI: Trumpets, the Millennium, the Time of the Tribulation and the Resurrection.

    Sin according to the Bible: Hamartiology II

    Bible Interpretation VII

    Salvation and Sin

    Bible Interpretation VI

    Eschatology Issues X: Strong delusion, blood moons, 2026, imminence, apostasy & the mark of the beast

    Angelic Issues VI: Cherubs, Guardians, Elders and 'gods'

    Sin according to the Bible: Hamartiology I

    Bible Chronology, Aramaic and Interpretation

    Christians and Mental Illness

    Culture and Christianity XII

    Prayer Questions

    The Trinity and Messianic Legalism

    Anger, Anthropopathism, Eternity and Divine Motives

    Unbelievers, Free Will, and the Plan of God II

    Christology Questions V: the Baptism, Temptation and Spiritual Death of Christ

    The Bible and the Canon: The Inspired Word of God II

    Believers in the World III: Prosperity Gospel, Tithing, Cults and Legalism

    Gospel Questions IX

    Faith, Hope and Love: Virtue in Spiritual Warfare

    Trinity Questions II

    Some Sensitive Topics IV

    Finding a Church - or Something Better? II

    New Testament Interpretation III

    Faith vs. History, Archaeology, Philosophy

    Believers in the World II: Confronting False Groups and False Teaching

    The 144,000 and the Two Witnesses of the Tribulation

    Biblical Anthropology IV: Soul and Spirit, Image and Likeness, Book of Life, Life at Birth, Accountability and Infant Salvation.

    Spiritual Growth

    Predestination, Free Will and False Teaching

    Christophany and the Trinity

    Love, Marriage, and Divorce: Marriage and the Bible III

    Interpreting Dreams and Analyzing Prophetic Claims

    Culture and Christianity XI: Lying, Suicide, Tattoos, Investing, Drugs, Music, Family, Dating, Politics

    Bible Versions, Bible Translation, and Bible Reading III

    Eschatology Issues IX: Amillennialism, Trumpets, and the Seven Days

    Spiritual Warfare IV: Demons, Demonic Influences and Satanic Methodology

    Satan's Fall from Grace

    Atheism and Gnosticism: Denying the Truth about God

    Sin, Salvation and Forgiveness: Claiming the Mental and Spiritual High-Ground

    Struggling with Salvation . . . and Relatives

    Legalism, Past and Present II

    Ministry and the Ichthys Ministry II

     All about Ichthys II: Mutual Encouragement in the Lord

    The Book of Job and Christian Suffering

    Genesis Gap: Questions and Answers III: Creationism, Neanderthals, Fossil Record

    Christology Questions IV: Jesus' Birth, Baptism, Early Life, and Kenosis

    Third Party Testimony III: Near Death Experiences, Revelations and Tongues

    Third Party Testimony II: Charismatic Claims of Visions, Dreams and Prophecy

    Third Party Testimony I: We Believe God and His Word - Not People

    God Heals - in His way (not our way)

    Sanctification, Separation and Restraint

    Finding a Church - or Something Better?

    Culture and Christianity X:  Military Service, College, Politics, and Race Relations

    Contemporary Churches and Women Preachers

    Culture and Christianity IX: Politics, Tithing, Music, Crucifixes, Alcohol, and Gambling

    Marriage and the Bible II

    Biblical Anthropology III: Soul versus Spirit, "Soul Sleep", and the Interim Body

    New Testament Interpretation II: Who is equal? Grace in vain. Unequally yoked.

    Aspects of the Crucifixion II: Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday?

    Aspects of the Crucifixion I: Carrying the cross, trials and rooster crow.

    Salvation Lost and Found

    The Canon: Content, Chronology, and Criticism

    Spiritual Warfare III: Peter's 'Angel', Saul's Death, and Strange Events

    Old Testament Interpretation IV: Gehazi's Leprosy, Tyre's Destruction, and Immanuel

    Nephilim, Fallen Angels, and Genesis 6

    Gospel Questions VIII

    Sin, Atonement and Forgiveness II

    Sin, Atonement and Forgiveness I

    Annihilationism, Universalism, Hell and Judgment

    When is the Rapture?

    Noah, the Flood, and the Nature of Animals

    The Tribulation: Timing of, Preparation for, and Conditions in

    Eschatology Issues VIII: Revelation, Tribulation and Judgment

    Antichrist: the Mark, the Number, and the Identification of the Beast

    Satan's Revolt and the Tribulation to Come

    Old Testament Interpretation III: The Name 'Jacob', the Mark of Cain, Jeshrun.

    Old Testament Interpretation II: Urim and Thummim, the Bronze Serpent, the Ark.

    Being Saved: Security, Apostasy, and the Sin unto Death

    Fighting the Fight III: False Teaching, Local Churches, and the Truth

    Fighting the Fight II: Struggling with Sin, Doubt, and Severe Testing

    Fighting the Fight I: Accountability, Faith, Sin, Forgiveness, and Reward

    Dispensations, Covenants, Israel and the Church II

    Dispensations, Covenants, Israel and the Church I

    Witnessing: Cults and Christianity II

    Witnessing: Cults and Christianity I

    Ministry and the Ichthys Ministry

    Biblical Interpretation V

    Baptism: Water and Spirit V

    Spiritual Growth, Church-Searching and "Discipling"

    Unbelievers, Free Will, and the Plan of God

    Biblical Languages, Texts and Translations VI

    Baptism: Water and Spirit IV

    Paganism, Idolatry, Mythology and the Occult

    The Lives of the Apostles and the Writing of the New Testament

    The Essence of God and Deity of Christ

    Parables and their Interpretation

    The Meaning and Purpose of True Christian Assembly

    Marriage and the Bible

    Spiritual 'ups' and 'downs'

    1st John: Text and Interpretation

    Eschatology Issues VII

    Perseverance in the latter days of Laodicea

    Babylon USA?

    Baptism: Water and Spirit III

    Prayer: the Persistence, Purpose and Power of.

    Paul the Apostle: Aspects of his Life and Ministry

    Gospel Questions VII: The Wedding at Cana et al.

    Israel, 'Lost Tribes' and the Star of David

    Israel and Antichrist in Eschatology

    Explaining and Defending the Trinity and the Person of Christ II

    The Holy Spirit: Pneumatology Questions III

    Culture and Christianity VIII

    The Geography of Heaven, Hades and 'Hell'.

    Eschatology Issues VI

    Bible Interpretation IV

    Legalism, Past and Present

    The Resurrection Body and our Eternal Future.

    Christ the First-Born, High Priest in the Order of Melchizedek.

    Bible Versions, Bible Translation, and Bible Reading II

    Bible Versions, Bible Translation, and Bible Reading

    Hermeneutics, Typology, Christophany, Theophany and Anthropopathism.

    No, Hebrews does not teach that you lost your salvation.

    Gospel Questions VI: the Long Ending of Mark et al.

    Judas and the Betrayal of Christ

    Doubting Salvation and Questions of Sin

    The 144,000: God's Seal vs. the Mark of the Beast

    Atheism: Putting Truth to Death

    War in Heaven II

    The Holy Spirit: Pneumatology Questions II

    War in Heaven

    The Holy Spirit: Pneumatology Questions I

    The Law, Love, Faith-Rest and Messianism

    Paul and the Law

    Genesis Questions III

    Sin and Salvation, Confession and Forgiveness

    Have I Lost My Salvation? (III)

    The Battlefield Within: Fighting the inner spiritual Struggle.

    Putting Christ in Christmas: Loving Jesus, the Star and the Magi, Wonderful Counselor.

    Old Testament Interpretation: Moses and Zipporah, David's disastrous Census, the Destruction of the Midianites, et al.

    Healing, Miracles, and Dreams: Sorting the Wheat from the Chaff by biblical Means

    153 Fish: Explaining some Difficult New Testament Passages

    Kenosis: Our Lord's Self-Limitation during the 1st Advent

    Biblical Anthropology II: 'Soul sleep', & dichotomy vs. trichotomy

    Biblical Anthropology I: The Nature of Human Beings and Human Life according to the Bible.

    Genesis Gap: Questions and Answers II.

    Culture and Christianity VII: Jury Duty, Witnessing, Biometry, Military Service et al.

    Culture and Christianity VI: Halloween, Holidays, Aliens, and Christian Applications.

    Angelic Issues V: Michael, the Angel of the Lord, Christophany, demons, cherubs, and Satan's revolt.

    Angelic Issues IV:  Satan's Revolt in the Plan of God.

    New Testament Interpretation: Melchizedek, 'Forsake not Assembly', 'Women Remain Silent', Water-Baptism, Tongues, Prophecy, Intervention of Departed Believers.

    Lost my salvation II?

    All about Ichthys: Mutual Encouragement in the Lord. 

    Genesis Questions.

    Fallen Angels, Demons, Nephilim, and the Devil's Methodology.

    End Times Interpretation II.

    Salvation, the Gospel, and Unbelief.

    The Bible and the Canon: The Inspired Word of God.

    End Times Interpretation.

    Grace versus Law.

    Communion and the Spiritual Death of Christ.

    Sinlessness and 1st John.

    Israelology, Anti-Semitism, the Remnant, Gentiles, Lost Tribes, Jewish Myths.

    "Soul Sleep" versus our true Heavenly State.

    Christology Questions III: The Angel of the Lord, the Lamb Slain, monogenes.

    Angelic Issues III: Demons, Satan, Elders, Female Angels and Guardians.

    Against Universalism III: Unbelievers in the Plan of God.

    Waters Above, the Firmament, and the Genesis Gap.

    Marriage "Matters".

    In Need of Guidance and Encouragement.

    Biblical Languages, Texts and Translations V.

    Servants, Slaves, Disciples, and Ministers.

    Baptism: Water and Spirit II.

    Bible Interpretation III: David's Anointing, Stephen versus Genesis, Triplets, This People, and more.

    Evangelism in Principle and Practice.

    Scripture versus Personal Experience.

    Calvinism, Covenants and Catholicism.

    Culture and Christianity V: Temporal Authority vs. Biblical Application.

    False Doctrine of Absolute Eternal Security III.

    The Dangers of Messianic Legalism IV: Unclean and Impure?

    Things to Come III: The Wrath of God and the Fate of the Beast's Army.

    God Works All Things Together for Good.

    The 7 Trumpets, the 7 Kings, Nephilim, Antichrist and Revived Rome.

    The Coming Tribulation and the Kingdom of God.

    Sin, Confession and Forgiveness.

    Mutual Encouragement in Christ.

    Biblical Languages, Texts and Translations IV.

    Culture and Christianity IV: Doing one's job as 'unto the Lord', the peril's of 'heroic medicine', Christian perspectives on legalizing marijuana, when lying is not a sin, and when life begins.

    Eschatology Issues V: "It is not for you to know the times or the seasons".

    Ichthys and Contemporary Christianity.

    Gospel Questions V: Help my Unbelief, Respecting our Enemies, etc.

    The Two Witnesses of the Tribulation: Moses and Elijah.

    The Apostles, the Jerusalem Council, and Legalism then and now.

    Aspects of the Christian Walk: Gambling, Lying, Christmas, Judging, Worrying, et al.

    No Rapture

    Believers in the World: Using our Free Will to Respond to the Lord

    Christology Questions II: The Serpent Lifted and the Cross, Jesus' Infallibility, Destroy this Temple, the Sign Spoken Against, His Glorification, the Spirit's Anointing, and the Necessity for His Humanity.

    Paul's Jerusalem Error, Worshiping Truly, the Priesthood of the Believer, and Peter's Vision of the Impure Food

    Christian Trials and Testing

    Gospel Questions IV: The Prophet, the rich man in Hades, Peter's wife, the 'eleven' and the 'twelve' apostles, 'the world could not contain' (Jn.21:25), and progressive revelation.

    Eschatology Issues IV: Israeli politics, 'This Generation', Signs of the Times, the Beast presently alive?, 'Flee Babylon', Preparing for the Tribulation, and 'was, is not, will be'.

    John's Water-Baptism versus the Baptism of the Holy Spirit

    Eschatology Issues III: Over-focusing on Revelation, the Seven Churches, Enoch versus Elijah, and the Symbolism of the Menorah

    The Purpose of Chronicles, Cyrus the Persian, the Chronology of the Exodus Plagues, Qumran and Isaiah, Nebuchadnezzar's Madness, and Jeremiah 31:22, "A Woman will Embrace a Man".

    Aaron and the Golden Calf, Mount Zion, Moses and Zipporah, the high priest's attire, and the ark of the covenant.

    Aspects of the Genesis Curse on Animals, the Tree of Knowing Good and Evil, Jacob Wrestling with the Angel of the Lord, and Kainam.

    The City of David, the Star of David, Solomon's Wisdom, and the Song of Solomon.

    The Israelites at Kadesh and 'not entering the Land of Promise'.

    Genesis Gap: Questions and Answers.

    Sin and Spiritual Transformation.

    Cults and Christianity IV

    Cults and Christianity III

    Cults and Christianity II

    Cults and Christianity.

    One Baptism: the True Meaning of Peter's Words at Acts 2:38.

    Apostasy and the Sin unto Death, the Conscience and Sanctification.

    The Plan of God and Individual Salvation (excerpt from BB 4B)

    In Your Anger, do not Sin:  Ephesians 4:26 and the Sin Nature

    Bible Interpretation II: Easter, Abiathar, the Hyssop-Blood Cross, Baal, the Scarlet Thread, Names of God, Adiaphoria, and Mezentius.

    Spiritual Warfare II

    Culture and Christianity III

    Have I Lost my Salvation?

    On the Firing Line: Encouragement in Christian Trials

    Eschatology and the Old Testament

    Prayer and our Walk with Jesus.

    Issues of Canonicity II: Aramaic, Enoch, KJV, and the Pastorals

    Bible Vocabulary and Bible Word Studies

    Satan, his Demons, and the Gnostics

    Antichrist: Alive and Well and Living on Planet Earth?

    The Nature of Angels

    Our Eternal Future: Life after Death for Believers in Jesus Christ

    Giants and Nephilim, Sumerian Myths, and Sea Monsters

    Dreams and Visions II

    The Golden Rule

    The Divinity of Jesus Christ

    Free-Will Faith and the Will of God

    Some Sensitive Topics III

    The Spirit that dwelleth in us lusteth to envy: explaining James 4:5.

    Faith: What is it?

    The Seven-Fold Spirit of God.

    Free-Will Faith in the Plan of God.

    Putting the Word of God First.

    Free-Will Faith.

    The False Doctrine of "Soul Sleep" II.

    The False Doctrine of Absolute Eternal Security II.

    The Plan of God

    The Dangers of Messianic Legalism III

    The Dangers of Messianic Legalism II

    The Dangers of Messianic Legalism.

    The Gift of Tongues: Part 2

    The Gift of Tongues: Part 1

    Mega-Churches, Emergent Christianity, Spirituality and Materialism.

    Epignosis, Christian Epistemology, and Spiritual Growth.

    Jephthah's Daughter, Marriage, Divorce, and Remarriage.

    Christian Unity and Divisiveness.

    Death, Martyrdom and Resurrection.

    Blessing, Cursing, and Prayer.

    Freedom and Responsibility.

    Fighting the Good Fight of Faith.

    Only-Begotten, Mother-of-God, On-this-Rock: English-only Interpretation is Dangerous.

    The Greek Text of the New Testament and some Issues of Textual Criticism.

    What does the name 'Christian' mean?

    Some Jewish Issues.

    Christians Beware: Internet Frauds and the Need for Spiritual Discernment (part 2).

    Christians Beware: Internet Frauds and the Need for Spiritual Discernment.

    Sin and Forgiveness.

    Spring Special: The Millennial Regathering and Purging of Israel.

    Life Begins at Birth.

    Culture and Christianity II

    Culture and Christianity I

    The Saved and the Unsaved

    Last Things and Last Judgments

    The Local Church and Personal Ministry IV

    The Local Church and Personal Ministry III

    The Local Church and Personal Ministry II

    The Local Church and Personal Ministry I

    More on Antichrist and his Kingdom

    Antichrist and Babylon

    Prophecy Questions.

    Theological Questions

    Heavenly Things.

    Dysfunctional Churches.

    Some Sensitive Topics II.

    Christmas Special: The Judgment and Reward of the Church.

    What is God's Will?

    Apologetics

    Thanksgiving Leftovers.

    Combating Legalism VI

    Combating Legalism V

    Combating Legalism IV

    Combating Legalism III

    Combating Legalism II

    Combating Legalism I

    Aspects of the False Doctrine of Institutional Security

    Chronological Order of the Books of the Bible II

    Biblical Languages, Texts and Translations III

    Biblical Languages, Texts and Translations II

    Biblical Languages, Texts and Translations I

    Gospel Questions III: Least in the kingdom, Millstones, Pennies, Pebbles, Babes, Rhaka, Tallits, and the Crown of Thorns.

    Gospel Questions II: Jesus' Turning Water to Wine, Sweating Blood, Walking on Water, Washing the Disciples' Feet, and the Promise of Freedom."

    Things to Come II: Genesis Rapture, Daniel's Weeks, Seven Kings, Signs of the Apocalypse, Tribulational Suffering, Seven Seals, the Bride of Christ, and Mystery Babylon.

    Things to Come: The Half Hour, the 144,000, the Book of Life, Rewards, the Beast's Kingdom, the Great Apostasy, and the so-called 'Partial Rapture'.

    Satan and the Existence of Evil.

    The Holy Spirit: Blasphemy against, Restraining Ministry, and Gender.

    Spiritual Gifts and Spiritual Growth

    Christian Love, the Golden Rule, Christian Military Service and Self-Defense.

    Issues of Canonicity: Apocrypha, Enoch, and Inspiration.

    Church: The Biblical Ideal versus the Contemporary Reality.

    Numbers, Letters, and the Mark of the Beast.

    Gospel Questions I: Jesus' Life, the Gospels and Cherubs, and who Wrote Matthew.

    More Questions about Genesis.

    Naaman, Nero, Nineveh, and Senacharib.

    The False Doctrine of Absolute Eternal Security.

    Choosing Hell: Questions about Salvation and the Love of God.

    The Chronology of the End.

    The Route of the Israelites in Crossing the Red Sea.

    Some Issues of Transmission, Translation, and Transliteration: The Camel and the Needle, etc.

    Aspects of the Life of Christ: Jesus' siblings, the man born blind, et al.

    Jesus is God and man.

    Jesus is God.

    Redemption, the Blood of Christ, Christ our Passover, and The Passion of the Christ.

    Eschatology Issues II: Angelic bodies, heaven and hell, Satan and the Nephilim, etc.

    The Book of Job and Biblical Interpretation.

    Some Questions about Eternity.

    Who Controls our Thoughts and Emotions?

    The Day of the Lord.

    Sleep as a Euphemism for Death.

    Literal Hell.

    Christ's Preaching to the Spirits in Hell (1Pet.3:18-20), & Michael's Rebuke of Satan (2Pet.2:10-11 ).

    Recovering from Sin.

    The Timing of the Resurrection.

    Dispensations, the Church, the Rapture, and the Destruction of the Universe.

    Christianity versus Contemporary Kitsch.

    Purpose Driven Life, Oprah's New Age Religion, et al.

    Lot, Esau, and Cain: Learning through Negative Examples.

    Against Universalism II: Only Believers are Saved.

    Against Universalism I: Free Will and the Image of God.

    Courage in the Fight.

    Demon Influences.

    Sabbath Questions.

    The Seven Edens and the Eden of Adam and Eve.

    Opposition to the Genesis Gap from the Creation Research Institute et al.

    Mary 'Full of Grace'?

    Changing the Name of God?

    The Beast:  Some Questions about Antichrist.

    The Book of Revelation:  Some Questions.

    Red Hot or Lukewarm? Bible Teaching versus Sermonizing.

    The Last Judgment and the Great White Throne.

    Baptism:  Water and Spirit.

    Spiritual  Marathons.

    Christology:  Some Questions on the Life of Christ.

    Regarding Ichthys.

    Train up a Child in the Way he should Go.

    War, History, and Politics.

    Unbelief and its Consequences.

    Dreams and Visions.

    Explaining and Defending the Trinity and the Person of Christ.

    Free Will and Faith under Pressure.

    Angelic Issues II.

    Science and the Bible.

    Bible Interpretation I:  Academics, Versions et al.

    Faith in the Word of God: the Basis of all True Worship.

    Aspects of the Resurrection II.

    Faith and Encouragement in the midst of Fiery Trials.

    Some Sensitive Topics.

    Jethro, Amenhotep, Iraq, the Catacombs, and the KJV.

    Eschatology Issues: The Fig Tree, Ezekiel 38, Joel 3, and the Trumpets.

    Christ the Rock, the Rooster's Crow, and the Cross.

    Applying Faith II: Production, Forgiveness, Circumcision, Truth over People.

    Applying Faith: Eating, Drinking, and Vacation.

    The Tree of Life, Communion, and the Virgin Birth.

    Grammar Questions.

    Can Prayer Be Offered From Heaven? & Some Genesis Questions.

    Walking the Path of Faith through the Light of the Word of God.

    Salvation on the battlefield, truth revealed to infants, and damnation.

    Preparing for Tribulation.

    Divine Sovereignty and Divine Judgment.

    God's Free Gift of Salvation.

    Should Christians wear Jewelry?

    The Lord's Prayer.

    The Events Surrounding the Birth of Christ.

    Cremation or Burial?

    Zechariah, Demon Possession, Marriage, Spiritual Experiences, and Bible Prophecy.

    No Grounds for Divorce?

    The Shape of the Universe, Hominids, and the Genesis Gap.

    Taking Personal Responsibility: Interest, Bankruptcy, Gambling, and Employment.

    The Seven Churches, the Judgment Seat of Christ,  and other issues in Eschatology.

    The Canonicity of the book of Hebrews.

    Great White Throne, the Last Judgment, and the Outer Darkness.

    Political Action versus Biblical Christianity.

    Study Tools and Methodologies.

    Covenants.

    The Gospel and the Kingdom of God.

    Pursuing a Deeper Relationship with Jesus and Christian Epistemology.

    The Origin and the Danger of the Pre-Tribulational Rapture Theory.

    The Divinity of the Spirit and the Percentage of those who are Saved.

    Should Christians ever consider getting a lawyer?

    Pastoral Authority, Popes, Pat Robertson, and Pelagianism.

    Some Questions on Church Polity.

    Apostles and Evangelism

    Luther, Arminius, Calvin, Kant, Ironside, Tutu and Thieme.

    Angelic Issues.

    Transmutation, Resuscitation, and Resurrection.

    Is the Soul a tertium quid?

    More on the Documentary Hypothesis and More on the Rapture.

    Enoch's Walk with God and Some Questions in the Gospels.

    The Influence of the Renaissance and Rationalism on the Church and Cutting off Arms in Malachi 2:3.

    Sabbath Observance.

    1st John 5:20 & Romans 6:23.

    Eschatology Questions.

    Baptism and Following Jesus.

    Where is Armageddon?

    Assurance of Salvation.

    The Cross, Sin, and the Devil in God's Plan.

    More on: Spiritual Gifts; Hats & Hair; the Age of Accountability.

    Daniel 9:25 and Daniel 11:30.

    Who will populate earth during the Millennium?  and  Asking for Wisdom: James 1:5.

    Was Judas Saved?, The Gospel of Judas, and Issues of Canonicity.

    Is 'My Son' Israel or Jesus in Hosea 11:1?  &  How do you Prove Sin to Someone?

    Did Matthew Write his Gospel in Hebrew?

    Christian Crowns, Pagan Names, and the Time of the Cock-Crow.

    Child-like Faith, Mark vs. Matthew, the Mahdi, and 'Who was with God in the Beginning?

    True Orthodoxy and False Creeds.

    Foot-washing, Bitter Herbs, Baptism, and Borrowed Faith.

    All Things Charismatic.

    Friday versus Thursday Crucifixion.

    Jesus' Cursing of the Fig Tree, Apostasy, and 'Feng Shui'.

    The Genesis Serpent, Using "it" to refer to the baby Jesus, and more on Tattoos.

    Combating Gnosticism.

    Resisting the Devil.

    Why did Jesus choose John over James to take care of His mother Mary?

    Antichrist's 'desire of women' in Daniel 11:37 et al.

    Do recent catastrophes have a divine origin?

    Does God really want us to be sick and poor?  Revisiting the prosperity gospel.

    Why did our Lord Jesus arise from the tribe of Judah?

    What will our relationship be in heaven with children who died young?

    The baptism of the Holy Spirit as distinct from speaking in tongues.

    The Grammar behind the Genesis Gap.

    The Great White Throne Judgment.

    Moses and Zipporah.

    The Victory of Faith.

    Does God's choice of us eliminate our free will?

    Why does God allow bad things to happen?

    The Bible as "divine", roof prayer, and tattoos.

    Character in Hebrews 1:3, et al.

    Exorcism, et al.

    "Are the children of unbelievers lost if they die before receiving Christ?"

    How not to get "left behind".

    "Is baptism necessary for salvation?"

    "The nature of life after death."

    "The personality of the Holy Spirit."

    "The dragon of Revelation 12 and the talking idol of Revelation 13."

    "Bound by Satan in Luke 13:16, language and the Tower of Babel, Daniel's 70th week, and the number 12."

    "Infirmities and Diseases in Matthew 8:17"

    "The Leftover Baskets of Bread and Fish in John 6."

    "Waiting for the Ascension" and "Amos 4:11".

    Why was Canaan cursed?

    Should Christians have a competitive attitude?

    John "leapt for joy" in the womb - or did he?

    Satanic Influence in Video Games and Television.

    Moving Mountains:  Matthew 21:21

    Not a hair shall be lost? Luke 21:16 versus Luke 21:18.

    The reign of antichrist:  7 years or 3 and 1/2 years?

    The Trinity in Scripture.

    The Ark of the Covenant.

    "Doubts about the Nephilim in Genesis 6" and "Ezekiel 9:4 and the Mark of the Beast"

    "Word Counts in the Bible", "Him whom they Pierced (Rev.1:7)", and "Necromancy".

    "Waiting for a Savior" and "The Direction East in the Bible"

    Transubstantiation.

    Is there a purgatory according to the Bible?

    Your desire shall be for your husband: Genesis 3:16.

    Have I committed the unforgivable sin?

    Is the local church meant to be a patriarchy?

    Why doesn't the Bible mention all of the prophets of the children of Israel?

    The True "Victorious Life".

    Tohu in Genesis 1:2 and the Cause of the Darkness.

    Why Doesn't God Prevent All Children from Dying?

    Why were Christians being regarded as "evil-doers" in 1st Peter 2:12?

    The Scofield Reference Bible.

    Phylacteries and the Mark of the Beast, and "What about Joseph?"

    Feeling desperate and alone.

    Is Tithing net or gross?

    Assembly of the local church, and Jesus' use of "I AM" from Exodus 3:14 in John 8:58

    The "burden of the Lord" in Jeremiah 23:32-40, and judgment for idle words in Matthew 12:36-37.

    The importance of spiritual resiliency.

    Does God use disease to discipline us?

    Recovering from Cult Exposure.

    Variability in Christian Testing and Personal Tribulation.

    Is there any value to the Apocrypha?

    The Communion Ceremony outside of the local church.

    The Christian Walk, the End, and Tattoos.

    Should Christians honor Sunday as the new Sabbath?

    Chronological order of the books of the Bible.

    Doubt, light, missed opportunities et al.

    Addicted to Sin.

    Corporate prayer in Matthew 18:19:  "when two agree on earth".

    What does the Bible say about humor?

    The value of cumulative prayer.

    Our Heavenly, Pre-Resurrection, Interim State.

    How could a loving God order the destruction of the Canaanites?

    Should Christians observe the Torah?

    Church Polity and three other passages.

    Walking with Jesus.

    Tongues: does 'no man' understand?

    The few saved, the door in heaven, visions of heavenly realities, and Christmas.

    Spiritual Warfare.

    Christian suffering and spiritual maturity.

    Aliens, antichrist, and eschatology.

    Does exceptionally sinful behavior indicate that a Christian has lost salvation?

    Should Christians celebrate Jewish festivals?

    The Deaths of the 12 Disciples / Apostles of Christ.

    Categories of Sin in Psalm 19.

    Some brief answers on a variety of topics.

    Pastoral Support, Pastoral Preparation, and the Purpose of Assembly.

    Eternal Rewards.

    Encouragement, Isaiah 6:11-13, and the Hope of Repentance.

    Questioning the Genesis Gap.

    Dinosaurs, the Nephilim, Noah, et al.

    How much should we pay our pastor?

    More about Women Preachers.

    Is it wrong for me to celebrate Easter?

    The Remnant in Isaiah 6:13.

    The Big Distinction.

    The Day of the Lord in 2nd Peter 3:10.

    The Day of the Lord.

    Church History.

    The Sealing of the Holy Spirit.

    Visions of Angels: Colossians 2:18.

    Waiting on God's timing:  patience in testing.

    "Your Throne, O God":  Psalm 45:6.

    Moses striking the Rock.

    Procreation and Creation.

    What is meant by the phrase "the Lord's footstool"?

    1st Peter 3:3-5

    A conversation about divorce and remarriage.

    Faith in the midst of the fiery trial.

    Hebrews 10:26 again, and two other notes on Arthur Pink and the Greek word diakonos.

    What is the correct translation of Isaiah 59:19?

    Is the star of Acts 7:43 the star of David?

    Some questions about Nimrod and Christmas trees, Tongues, and Healing

    Is Jesus the only One ever to restore sight?

    What happens to people who were born and died prior to the birth of Christ?

    Which is better, the King James Version or the New King James Version?

    What is the minimum necessary to be saved?

    How can we know whose interpretation of the Bible is right (Part 2)?

    How can we know whose interpretation of the Bible is right (Part 1)?

    Psalm 22:1, "My God, My God, why hast Thou forsaken Me?"

    The "Mind of Christ" in 1st Corinthians 2:16

    Simeon and Simon, and the two crows of the rooster

    Ichthys, saints, and the Last Adam

    Does Hebrews 10:26 teach loss of salvation?

    Eternal security: where does one draw the line?

    Who are Gog and Magog in Ezekiel 38-39?

    How did John the baptist come to doubt Jesus?

    Is Jesus literally seated on the throne at God's right hand?

    Are the Celts the Ten Lost Tribes of Israel?

    Whatever happened to the "Genesis Gap"?

    "The baptism which now saves you":  1st Peter 3:21.

    Hebrew Language Study Tools.

    What type of healing is being discussed in Isaiah 53:5?

    The Origin of the Four Seasons

    2nd Peter 3:5: Doubting the Tribulation

    Tent-making and Galatians 6:6

    A Question about Ichthys books

    Biblical Metaphors and Symbolism

    Faith and the Pre-Tribulational "Rapture".

    Faith Healing.

    Bible translation and John 8:58.

    Melchizedek and the high priesthood of Christ:  two questions et alia.

    In need of encouragement.

    The centurion and the Syro-Phoenician woman.

    Who is the Meshiach?

    A Sadducean Question

    What is "heaven" like according to Christian teachings?

    Acts 20:28: Whose Blood?

    1st Corinthians 11:  Hats or Hair?

    Confession of Sin, Fellowship, and the Filling of the Holy Spirit.

    A Miscellany of Questions and Answers (Nineveh, the beast, tongues, demons, Sadam, etc.)

    Some Greek Questions in the Gospels (John 1:3; 2:19; 8:58; Luke 23:43)

    Is Man trichotomous, and does that mean that salvation is three-tiered?

    Questioning the Trinity

    The blood of Christ

    Christ knocking at the door in Revelation 3:20

    The futility of memory without God and eternal life.

    The meaning of Jesus' words, "I am" in John 8:58

    What does the Bible say about Heaven and Hell?

    Peace in 1st Corinthians 14:33

    Salvation and Church Affiliation.

    Several questions on the book of Hebrews.

    Does the Bible prohibit women from preaching or teaching in the Church?

    Should Christian leaders refrain from drinking in public?

    How to use the Bible translations at Ichthys.

    The Worship of Jesus:  a proof of His divinity?

    An Extended Conversation about the Baptism of the Holy Spirit.

    Is water baptism required for Christians today?

    Are health and wealth a part of the gospel?

    Will those in Hades be able to see Christ's return?

    Feelings of Guilt about Remarriage.

    Who are the Ten Lost Tribes of Israel?

    What does "the Word was with God" mean in John 1:1-2?

    Three questions on three verses in Isaiah (Is.21:4; 28:10, & 66:24).

    How important is education for a pastor?

    Does Hebrews 10:26-35 ("deliberate sinning" etc.) mean that a believer can lose his or her salvation?

    Availability and use of Ichthys materials: several questions.

    Is there any difference between demons and fallen angels?

    Confronting atheism.

    Two questions about Judas Iscariot.

    Three Questions about Tattoos and Salvation.

    The Hebrew word for 'one' (`echadh) and the uniqueness of God.

    Did the witch of Endor really conjure up the spirit of Samuel?

    A Question about the "Waters Above".

    Why did God the Father wait so long to send Jesus into the world?

    How does being "slain in the Spirit" relate to being baptized in the Spirit?

    How do you prove the existence of God?

    Where does the Bible teach that Jesus is God?

    Is it ever Justifiable to Tell a Lie (part 2)?

    Seeing double in Matthew.

    Mary, Joseph, and Nazareth.

    Is the Westminster Catechism a Good Reference Tool?

    What does it mean "the spirit returns to God" in Ecclesiastes 12:7?

    Is there any Connection between biblical Gemstones and Moral Characteristics?

    Are Miraculous Gifts Operational Today?

    Jesus Christ in the Old Testament (Christophany: Gen.3:8).

    Can those in organizations which teach "salvation by works" be saved?

    Is "helpmeet" a wrong translation in Genesis 2:20?

    Our will and God's WILL.

    Cast thy Bread upon the Waters:  What do the seven and eight portions in Ecclesiastes 11:2 mean?

    Was Cain Satan's literal "seed"?

    The Demon Possessed Girl in Acts 16:16.

    The "Sin unto Death" in 1st John 5:16.

    Is death just a natural part of human life?

    Communion and the Blood of Christ.

    What does it mean in 1st Corinthians 7:14, "the unbelieving husband is sanctified"?

    The Re-institution of the Feast of Tabernacles in the Millennium.

    Secular Documentation for the Exodus.

    The false doctrine of "soul sleep".

    The Author of Hebrews and Jesus' Perfect Completion of His Mission.

    The Trinity in Isaiah 63:10-15.

    How old was Jesus at the time of His crucifixion and resurrection?

    Five Smooth Stones: 1st Samuel 17:40

    How can we know the Bible is true?

    The name "Jesus".

    Habakkuk's Prosperity Prayer: Habakkuk 3:17-19.

    Jeremiah 31:22: "A Woman shall Compass a Man".

    The New International Version of the Bible and some issues in Bible translation.

    Is "the Prophet" of Deuteronomy 18:18 Muhammad?

    The One True God and the Trinity in the Old Testament.

    Are those in Hebrews 6:4 who "crucify the Son of God afresh" lost?

    Are New Bible Translations Part of a Conspiracy?

    What exactly is the "red heifer prophecy", and how does it relate to the events of the end times?

    Where did the waters of Genesis 1 go?

    Interpreting Revelation

    Sin, Baptism, and the Book of Revelation

    Tithing and the Book of Life

    The Dangers of the Prosperity Gospel.

    English and the Tower of Babel.

    The "Seven Thunders" of Revelation 10:3-4

    The fate of the unrighteous dead in Isaiah 66:24

    Who are the "sons of the kingdom" in Matthew 18:11-12?

    Why does Judah get greater honor than Jerusalem in Zechariah 12:7?

    Are there Female Angels?

    Longevity in the Millennium.

    How is the date of Easter computed?

    What is the meaning of the 1290 days versus the 1335 days in Daniel 12?

    What Church era are we now in?

    The mark of the beast.

    Christophany in the Exodus.

    Can you explain "help my unbelief!" in Mark 9:24?

    What does it mean to "overcome" in Revelation chapters 2 and 3?

    Are women required to wear veils or hats in church?

    Is the world about to come to an end?

    Does the Bible ever describe the earth as being round?

    Pre-, mid-, or post-Tribulation rapture?

    Pearls before swine.

    Recognizing the Messiah.

    The gift of healing.

    The origin and fate of the "giants" in Genesis chapter six.

    Christian suffering - Christian encouragement.

    Is speaking in tongues biblical?

    Is speaking in tongues a sin?

    Can you recommend a good commentary on the book of Romans?

    Aspects of the resurrection.

    The recipients of Peter's epistles.

    Pre- or Post-Tribulation "rapture"?

    The lives of the prophets.

    The old prophet who lied.

    Animal sacrifice in the millennium.

    Is it ever justifiable to lie?

    Who wrote the King James version?

    The meaning of the divine name יהוה.

    The so-called "documentary hypothesis".

    The relationship between the books of Kings and Chronicles.

    David's disastrous census of Israel.

    Aspects of the Unseen Angelic Warfare and 666, the Mark of the Beast.

    The 200 million strong demon army of Revelation 9:13.

    Deliverance through Childbearing in 1st Timothy 2:15?

    Some questions about the Tribulation.

    More on divorce and remarriage.

    Divorce and remarriage.

    The antecedents of ICHTHYS.

    What does it mean to "remember the Sabbath and keep it holy"?

    The manner of the apostle Peter's death.

    Wasn't Matthias the thirteenth apostle?

    Forward progress necessary for salvation and spiritual growth.

    The "seven days" of human history.

    1st John 1:9 and confessing sin.

    ICHTHYS and the role of traditional Christianity.

    Can you recommend a good survey for the Old and New Testaments?

    Where can I find more information on the "Genesis gap"?

    Is Church membership an issue in salvation?

    Can you recommend a church?

    Are these materials available for purchase as books?

    A bit of autobiography.

    What is your opinion of the Abingdon one-volume Bible Commentary?

    What is the significance of the number "20" in the Bible?

    The 144,000 of Revelation chapters 7 and 14.

    What is your view on predestination?

    Who is "true Israel"?

    The chronology of the date 2026.

    Does baptism play a role in being born again?

    Why does the devil have access to God while man cannot stand in His presence?

    The structure of the book of Revelation.

    What is your view of the rapture?

    What is meant by the "10 days" of Revelation 2:10?

    Dragons in the Bible?

    Are there apostles in the Church today?

    What is the meaning of the word "chosen" in the Bible.

    The Passover.

    What are the most common Bible names?

    What is the biblical significance of the number forty?

    What does the Bible have to say about witchcraft?

    How can I protect myself from false teaching?

    Didn't the devil know he couldn't defeat God?

    Are the Masons wrong according to the Bible?

    Six Questions.

    Can the faith of "backsliders" be restored?

    Are there biblical origins to mythology?

    What does the phrase "sides of the pit" mean in Isaiah 14:15?

    Can prayer be offered in the name of the Son?

    Election and John 6:37?

    Is it valid to celebrate Christmas?

    Can you give me some information on divine names in the Bible?

    What is the significance of name changes in the Bible?

    Is faith a "gift of God"?

    Is there a "gospel of Thomas"?

    Is the nature of Man dichotomous or trichotomous?

    Will the temple be rebuilt in Jerusalem?

    Does the Bible teach a literal Millennium?

    What does the word "good" mean in Genesis?

    Who are "the dead" who "rise first" in 1st Thessalonians 4?

    Are the Greek tenses in John 7:34 correctly translated?

    Is the devil "mad" to oppose God?

    Does the Bible require supporting the pastor financially?

    How can Jesus be a man and God at the same time?

    How did people atone for intentional sin in Old Testament times?

    What is the symbolism of the Lamb of God in Revelation?

    Can you recommend some word study tools for Bible study?

    Can people who commit suicide be saved?

    Are tattoos biblical?

    Is it "ichthys" or "ichthus"?

    What is the difference between wisdom and discernment?

    Marriage of Believers and Unbelievers.

    Is hearing believing in John 6:35?

    How certain a date is 2026?

    Is Paul describing himself in Romans chapter seven?

    Is tithing required for salvation?

    What is the evidence for the "rapture"?

    Is there any validity to the "prosperity gospel"?

    Who are the "Nephilim" in Genesis chapter six?

    Church attendance.

    Is there a literal "devil"?

    What does the Bible have to say about reincarnation?

    What is the unpardonable sin?

    Believing the Bible for Spiritual Growth.

    Why was the New Testament written in Greek?

    What about those who have never heard of Christ?

    What about elders and deacons?

    Eternal Security and "sinless perfection".

    Eternal Security and "salvation by works".

    Does the Bible teach ex nihilo creation?

    When did Jesus first know He was God's Son?

    Are there prophets today?

    Despairing of life.

    How important is baptism?

    How could Christ have been three days and nights in the grave?

    Do Muslims worship the One true God?

    What can I do about spiritual fainting?

     


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