Many people have approached our teachers with tough questions about the Bible. In this section our instructors answer many of your questions and help bring clarity to difficult areas of Scripture.

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History of the Bible

WHO WROTE THE BIBLE? - Dr. Herbert Samworth - To answer this question we must note what the Bible says about itself. In the second letter of Peter, in the first chapter and verse twenty-one, we read the following words...

WHAT IS THE TEXTUS RECEPTUS? - Dr. Herbert Samworth - This question, like most questions, has both a short and long answer. Let us begin with the short answer: the Textus Receptus, or Received Text, is a printed Greek New Testament...

WHAT WAS THE REFORMATION? - Dr. Herbert Samworth - It was apparent that the Gospel was nearly lost during the times of the Middle Ages. There are a number of reasons for this: ignorance of the clergy, papal corruption, the Church becoming the mediator between God and man, and the teaching of non-biblical doctrines. There was a universal cry for a correction of these abuses...

Christian Living

WHY SHOULD I GO TO CHURCH? - Gary Vaterlaus - It is difficult to be the kind of Christian that God desires you to be apart from involvement in a local church...

WHY SHOULD I PRAY? - Dr. Herbert Samworth - There are times when it appears that our prayers are not heard, or we are too discouraged to pray, or we think that our prayers really don't make any difference...

Understanding the Bible

WHAT IS TEXTUAL CRITICISM? - Dr. Herbert Samworth - What do people mean by "textual criticism"? Does it mean that people criticize the Bible? How can I learn more about it?...

End Times

WHY STUDY PROPHECY? - Rev. Bill Lee-Warner - A question often asked of us is, "With so many important subjects in God's Word, why should I study end-time prophecy?"...

WHERE DO I BEGIN STUDYING PROPHECY? - Rev. Bill Lee-Warner - The Bible is comprised of 66 documents (or books), authored by some 40 different persons over a period of 1,500 years...

WHEN DOES THE WRATH OF GOD BEGIN? - Rev. Roger Best - This is a vital question since we as believers are promised deliverance from God's wrath...

IS THE RAPTURE MENTIONED IN THE OLD TESTAMENT? - Rev. Bill Lee-Warner - The Rapture is very clearly mentioned in the Old Testament...

WHO ARE THE TWENTY-FOUR ELDERS? - Rev. Bill Lee-Warner & Rev. Charles Cooper - The best identification seems to be that the twenty-four elders are a special group of beings...

WHAT IS THE MARK OF THE BEAST? - Rev. Charles Cooper - In recent times, speculations about the exact nature of this mark have abounded...

WHO IS THE FALSE PROPHET? - Gary Vaterlaus - The second beast, arising out of the earth, is described as "having two horns like a lamb"...

WHO ARE THE ELECT IN MATTHEW 24? - Rev. Bill Lee-Warner - Jesus says clearly in the Olivet Discourse that "for the sake of the elect those days shall be cut short"...

ARE THE TRUMPETS OF 1 COR 15:52 AND REV 11:15-18 THE SAME EVENT? - Rev. Roger Best - A grammatical and lexical study demonstrates that 1 Corinthians 15:52 denotes the actual blasting of a trumpet...

WHAT IS THE APOSTASY SPOKEN OF IN 2 THES 2:3? - Rev. Bill Lee-Warner - The apostle Paul makes reference to an apostasy preceding the unveiling of the "man of lawlessness"...

WILL THERE BE A SECOND AND THIRD COMING OF CHRIST? - Rev. Bill Lee-Warner - Titus 2:13 is often used by pretribulationists to show that there is a difference (of time and objective) between what they refer to as "the Rapture" and "the Revelation of Christ"...

WHAT IS THE FIRST RESURRECTION? - Rev. Charles Cooper - With these words in Revelation 20:5-6, the apostle John introduces a new concept—the first resurrection...

IS CHRIST IN DANIEL 10? - Rev. Charles Cooper - There is general agreement among students of Scripture that there are pre-incarnate appearances of the Lord Jesus in the Old Testament...

WHO ARE THE TWO WITNESSES OF REVELATION 11? - Gary Vaterlaus - In Revelation 11:3-12 we are introduced to two witnesses, who are described as "the two olive trees and the two lampstands that stand before the Lord of the earth"...

WHAT CONDITIONS WILL CHARACTERIZE THE MILLENNIUM? - Gary Vaterlaus - The Bible teaches that after the return of Christ, He will set up an earthly kingdom of 1000 years in duration...

DOES REV 6:17 TEACH THAT THE WRATH OF GOD HAS BEEN IN PROGRESS FOR SOME TIME? - Rev. Bill Lee-Warner - The pretribulationist concludes from this verse that the Rapture must have preceded the 6th Seal...

IS THE REFERENCE IN DANIEL 8 TO 2300 DAYS A PROPHECY OF ANTIOCHUS EPIPHANES OR ANTICHRIST? - Rev. Bill Lee-Warner - In Daniel chapter 8, we are given insight into that critical time of history known as the 70th week of Daniel...

WHY WILL GOD SEND JUDGMENT ON THE CHURCH? - Gary Vaterlaus - Will God judge the church? And if so, why? Aren't we promised to be spared God's wrath?...

HOW DO WE KNOW THE FIRST THREE SEALS OF REVELATION 6 ARE WITHIN THE 70TH WEEK OF DANIEL? - Rev. Bill Lee-Warner - if it's possible that the events reflected in the first three seals are presently happening... the timing of the beginning of the 70th Week of Daniel becomes indefinable...

DOES REV 5:9-10 TEACH A PRETRIBULATION RAPTURE? - Rev. Bill Lee-Warner - These verses refer to the song being sung concerning the Lamb Who has just taken the scroll...

WHO ARE THE BEHEADED MARTYRS IN REVELATION 20:4? - Rev. Roger Best - While it is not possible to be dogmatic, the martyrs in the book of Revelation appear to be special...

IN LUKE 17:34-37 WHERE ARE THE ONES "TAKEN" TAKEN TO? - Rev. Roger Best - This passage is similar to the one in the Olivet Discourse where Jesus uses a similar example...

WHO ARE THE 144,000? - Rev. Charles Cooper - In prophetic circles, there are numerous attempts at identifying the 144,000 Jews mentioned in Revelation 7 and 14...

WHAT IS AMERICA'S PART IN THE END TIMES? - Rev. Roger Best - The average American glories in our reputation as the only superpower...

WHO ARE THEY THAT COMPOSE THE ARMIES WITH CHRIST AT ARMAGEDDON? - Rev. Bill Lee-Warner - The armies with Christ at the battle of Armageddon are thought to be either angels or the Bride of Christ...

ARE THE SEALS OF REVELATION 6 THE WRATH OF GOD? - Rev. Bill Lee-Warner - For the pretribulationist, the entire 70th week of Daniel is the wrath of God...

WHY IS THE CHURCH NOT MENTIONED IN REVELATION 4-22? - Rev. Charles Cooper - This thinking is based primarily on the absence of the word "church" from Revelation 3:22 to Revelation 20:16...

IS THE PROPHECY OF DANIEL'S SEVENTY WEEKS NEARLY COMPLETE? - Rev. Bill Lee-Warner - Upon completion of the 70th week, Israel's "transgression" would be finished, her "sin" ended and her "iniquity" would be atoned for...

 

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