Are there Apostles Today?

Some claim to be apostles and prophets. Are they right? The word Apostle comes from a Greek word meaning “to send with a commission”, and an Apostle of Jesus Christ was one who had a special…

Did Enoch and Elijah go bodily to heaven?

John 3:13 states: “No man hath ascended up to heaven…” Jesus spoke  these words BEFORE He died and rose again. The Bible says of Enoch that he “walked with God: and he was not; for God took him” (Gen.5:24). It does not say where he was taken, but simply that he was removed…

Did the Church Start at Pentecost?

Some teach that the Church did not begin until Acts 13 when the Gospel was preached to the Gentiles, and that baptism for believers was only a Jewish rite. Scripture is clear that the Church began on the day of Pentecost when the disciples were baptized with the Holy Spirit. Believers’ water baptism by immersion also began at Pentecost when 3,000 were baptized…

Do Babies Go to Heaven?

If a person has to believe in Christ to go to heaven, what happens to babies that die, either when aborted or when too young to believe in Christ? The words of the Lord Jesus leave us in no doubt as to the destiny of babies that die. When He was asked by His disciples, “Who is greatest in the kingdom of heaven?” He responded as follows: “And Jesus called a little child unto him…

Does a Day Equal a Year in Prophecy?

Many people teach that a day in prophecy equals a year. I am aware that the SDAs and JWs do. What authority is there in Scripture for this method of interpretation? There is absolutely no authority in Scripture to change prophecies of days into years. Because God punished Israel for 40 years in the wilderness when they rejected the report of Joshua and Caleb following their return to Kadesh Barnea from a 40-day spying trip through Canaan…

Does Dan.9:27 Describe the Great Tribulation as Seen in Rev.chapters 6 to 18?

Does Dan.9:27 Describe the Great Tribulation as Seen in Rev. chapters 6 to 18? What Scriptural evidence is there that the 70th week prophesied in Daniel chapter 9:27 is the Great Tribulation and therefore that chapters 6 to 18 of the Book of Revelation describe the same period of time? There is absolutely no doubt that these two passages of Scripture relate to the same seven-year period of time immediately preceding the glorious appearing of Christ at His second coming…

Does Ezekiel 38 & 39 Describe Armageddon?

Some commentators interpret the last-days invasion of Israel described in Ezekiel 38/39 as the battle of Armageddon, while others believe it is a separate invasion by Russian-led Muslims. Which view is correct? Some commentators have confused the invasion of Israel by Gog, from the land of Magog (Russia), as described in Ezekiel 38/39, with the final battle to be fought at Armageddon, as described in Rev.16:16…

Does Hebrews11:39-40 Teach a General Resurrection?

Does Hebrews11:39-40 Teach a General Resurrection? Hebrews 11:39-40 states: “And these all (Old Testament saints), having obtained a good report through faith, received not the promise: God having provided some better thing for us, that they without us should not be made perfect.” Does this teach a General Resurrection; that Old Testament saints and Church Age saints rise together?…

Has God Finished with Israel?

An article in 6 June 2002 issue of New-Life paper quite rightly claimed that the Old Testament must be interpreted by the NewTestament, but then it proceeded to argue that God is fi nished with the nation of Israel…

How long was Israel in Egypt?

Some people say that Israel was 430 years in the land of Egypt and others say it was 215 years. Why the difference? When the children of Israel came out of Egypt it was, exactly to the day, 430 years from the call of  Abraham out of Haran…

Is Jesus the King of the Church?

Some Churches teach that Christ is the King of the Church and many modern choruses refer to the Church as a kingdom with Christ as our King. Is this Scriptural? Is this Kingdom Theology? What does the Bible say?…

Is the Kingdom of God Literal or Spiritual?

Has God had a literal kingdom on earth? Does God have a literal kingdom on earth? Will God establish a literal kingdom on earth? If so, what form will it take? Is it only to be understood in a spiritual sense, or will it be a literal, earthly kingdom? Is the Church the kingdom of God on earth?…

Is there a second chance after death?

Do 1 Peter 4:6 and 1Peter 3:19 teach that Christ went to hell after He died and that unsaved people have a second chance after death? “For for this cause was the gospel preached also to them that are dead, that they might be judged according to men in the fl esh, but live according to God in the spirit.” Also in 1Peter 3:19 we read: “For Christ also hath once suffered for sins…being put to death in the fl esh, but quickened by the spirit. By which he went and preached unto the spirits in prison.” Was the Gospel preached to the dead, and do they get a second chance?…

1 Cor 13:10 – The Canon or the Coming?

Question: In 1Cor.13:10, we read that knowledge and prophecy are done away when “that which is perfect is come”. Is this the coming of the Saviour or the completion of the Canon of Scripture? Answer: Biblically, the apostolic sign-gifts of prophecies, tongues, and knowledge have ceased as 1 Corinthians 13:8-13 indicates they would…

Should Christians Drink Alcohol?

Some Church members have no conscience about drinking intoxicating liquor. Is total abstinace Biblical or is social drinking permissible? Our rule of conduct must be the Word of God alone, and Scripture is abundantly clear that alcoholic drinks should have no part in our lives. Strong drink intoxicates, and God says: “Be not deceived…neither fornicators…nor drunkards…shall inherit the kingdom of God”(1Cor.6:9-10)…

The Day of the Lord and the Day of Christ. Are They the Same?

In 2 Thessalonians 2:1-4 Paul mentions two events that precede the period of the Great Tribulation. The KJV and NKJV state that the “day of Christ” shall not come except “there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed”. Other versions read, “the day of the Lord”. If it is “the day of Christ”, isn’t that the Rapture as in Phil.1:10 and Phil.2:16? If the correct reading is “the day of Christ”, how can the “falling away” be the departure of the Church if the “day of Christ” comes first?

The Times of the Gentiles and the Fulness of the Gentiles. Are they the Same in Scripture?

In Luke 21:24 Jesus spoke of the “times of the Gentiles”, and in Romans 11:25 Paul wrote of the “fulness of the Gentiles”. The “times of the Gentiles”, is undoubtedly the time period of Gentile occupation of Jerusalem which concludes with the Second Advent of Christ at the end of the Tribulation, but what is the “fulness of the Gentiles”?

What’s the difference between the ‘Lamb’s Book of Life’ and the ‘Book of Life’?

We read of the Lamb’s Book of Life and the Book of Life. Does this mean that everybody’s name is in the Book of Life and only the Saved are in The Lamb’s Book of Life?

What’s Wrong with the Post-Tribulation Rapture Theory?

Some teach that the Rapture will occur at the end of the 7-year Tribulation when Christ returns to the earth. Why is this view wrong?

When will Christ return?

Predictions of the time of Christ’s return have been made by various cults and each prediction has proven wrong. The Seventh Day Adventist (SDA) movement began with a prediction by William Miller that Christ would return in 1843. This date was revised to the autumn of 1844, after which he abandoned his prediction and admitted he had made an awful mistake.

Who are the Elect?

Some teach that God predestinates Christians to be saved, and unless a person is one of the elect he cannot be saved. Isn’t it true that God foreknows who will believe, rather than chooses some to be saved
and some to be lost?

Who are the Ten Horns?

The Book of the Revelation chapter 17 describes a harlot woman named “MYSTERY BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS”, who is seen riding a beast which has “seven heads and ten horns”. This is not the only occasion that John speaks of a beast with “seven heads and ten horns”…

Who are the 24 Elders (Rev.4:4)?

When John foresaw his rapture into heaven in Revelation chapter 4, he saw four beasts (angelic living creatures) and 24 elders on thrones before the throne of God. Who are the 24 elders?…

Who’s Who in the New Heaven and Earth?

Since Pentecost there have been three classes of people with whom God has been dealing, the Jew, the Gentile, and the Church. According to 1Cor.10:32 it is clear that these distinctions will continue during the millennial kingdom. However, might it not be that in the new heaven and new earth, when all the saved have resurrection bodies, these distinctions will disappear?

Will Babylon be rebuilt?

Some Bible commentators maintain that the city of Babylon will be rebuilt in the last days and become the world capital under Antichrist. This has been linked to a claim that Antichrist may be an Assyrian. In view of claims that Saddam Hussein attempted to rebuild Babylon and that the focus of world attention has been on Iraq, is it possible that the UN could move its headquarters to Iraq and Antichrist set up world government from there?

Will David Reign Again?

Scripture is quite clear that Jesus Christ, the son of David, will reign on the throne of David in the Millennial Kingdom, but will David also reign?

Will earthly relationships continue in heaven?

Will earthly relationships continue in heaven, or will we be so taken up with the Lord that we will not be aware of each other?

Will the Earth be Destroyed?

If the earth is going to be burned with fi re according to 2 Peter 3:7-13, why does the Bible say that “the earth abideth for ever” (Eccles.1:4)?