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406Interpretive Bias of the MacArthur Study Bible

Thank you so much for your wonderful site. It has been so helpful to . . . . . [read more]

399What are Orthodox Christian Beliefs?
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398Learning from Imperfect Teachers while Avoiding Erroneous Teaching

Hello Tony, Once again I would thank you for your ministry and especially for Q&A section where we can learn a lot of biblical truths that can make . . . . . [read more]

397Resources on Calvinism

Thanks for your answers to questions concerning Calvinism:

396Are Christians at Risk of Being Cast into Outer Darkness?

Hello Tony, I heard a preacher who . . . . . [read more]

395Are the Ten Virgins in the Parable of Matthew 25 all Jews?

I've just listened to your series concerning Matthew 24-25. I would ask you specifically about Matthew 25, . . . . . [read more]

394Is Jerusalem the Harlot of Revelation 17?

I’m confused. In your article about the harlot, . . . . . [read more]

393Is the False Shepherd of Zechariah 11 the False Prophet of Revelation 13?
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392Passover in relation to Communion

Hi Tony, I have come across this claim from a professing conservative Reformed evangelical regarding the observance of the Passover: “The . . . . . [read more]

391Thoughts on "The Chosen"

What are your thoughts regarding the Christian show, "The Chosen." There seem to be concerns with aspects of the show. What is your . . . . . [read more]

390World Events — is the Rapture Near?

I have two questions that are branching out a little - towards specific . . . . . [read more]

389When was Gog Prophesied before Ezekiel 38:17?
. . . [read more]
388To Whom are the Parables of Matthew 13 Directed?

I have a question about the parables Jesus taught on the "sermon on the seashore" in Matthew 13. I understand that the offer of the Kingdom was rescinded in chapter 12, and we see . . . . [read more]

387Misusing Greek when Interpreting a Bible Passage

[This Q-and-A is in response to an exchange I had with a correspondent to our website in which they gave the following example — which serves as an illustration of an interpretive . . . . . [read more]

386Does 2 Thessalonians 1:6-7 Preclude a Pretribulational Rapture?

Hi Tony, Greetings to you in Christ. I have a very important question on 2 Thessalonians 1:6-7 passage which poses a serious challenge for pretribulationism. I just wanted to . . . . . [read more]

385Believing Gentiles and Israel: The People of God through the Ages?

I have three new questions and hope you can shed some light on them. 1. In Ephesians 2:11-13, Paul said that the believing Gentiles have been brought near to God. “Therefore, remember that . . . [read more]

384Where are fallen angels during the Millennial Kingdom?

I hope all is well, and just wanted to thank you again for your willingness to take the time and answer Biblical questions. You have helped me tremendously, and I am sure everyone else can say . . . [read more]

383Does the Fullness of the Gentiles refer to the Return of the Tribe of Ephraim?

Thank you for the good work you and your team continue to do on your website and thank you for always being available to answer my numerous questions. I have a question regarding Paul’s . . . [read more]

382John Piper on How NT Believers Should Understand OT Promises?

As a regular reader of S&T website and Paul's blog it would be very interesting to see someone engage with John Piper's latest article, . . . . . [read more]

381Does God guide believers through dreams?

Hello Tony, I have a Christian buddy who is convinced that God has given him dreams, which helped him to make decisions in his life. Things like warning him about his pastor being a false . . . [read more]

380Is David the Prince of Ezekiel 46?

I have a question regarding the prince in Ezekiel. Who is the prince mentioned in Ezekiel 45:7, 17? The Book of Ezekiel uses the title prince several times but only 2 times it adds the name of . . . [read more]

379The Time Needed to Rebuild Babylon (Once Again)

Hello Mr. Garland, I just passed through Jeremiah 50-51 again and couldn't help think back to when I first started a journey of study in 2014. Seeking the Truth. I thought I would reach out . . . [read more]

378Are Tongues Always Known Languages?

Hello Tony, I was reading your teaching on tongues in 1Cor. 14. I appreciated how you broke it down, but you said something in the conclusion that I wasn’t sure I could get behind. I wanted to . . . [read more]

376Sin, Sanctification, and Lordship Salvation

Hi, I am so confused about salvation, being a carnal Christian, and not receiving rewards for not showing any fruit. I’ve been reading you all’s posts and reading things on I . . . [read more]

374Appropriate Christian Response to Anti-Israel Sentiment

I hope you are well. With the current turmoil in the Mideast I wonder if you could assist believers in navigating these tricky situations:

  1. How should Christians who . . . [read more]
373Is Dispensationalism Heretical?

Hello, I believe in dispensationalism as it makes the most sense to me and it's clear that the church is different from the nation of Israel. However, with me being a dispensationalist and . . . [read more]

372Why Does God Pay Attention to the Tribulation Temple?

I’ve been studying along with you on this very difficult passage of Revelation 11. I am . . . [read more]

371The Letter Kills, but the Spirit Gives Life

I was wondering what you think about 2 Corinthians 3:6 regarding the letter/spirit distinction Paul creates. . . . . . [read more]

370Do Satan and his Demons Torture Unbelievers in Hell?

Brother Tony, I have studied your commentary to Revelation 18:2 including your footnote #6, and . . . [read more]

369Is the Parable of the Wise and Foolish Virgins a Literal Judgment?

This is a follow-on question to a previous question. This paragraph from Pentecost's book "Things to Come,"2 is . . . [read more]

368What Does Paul Mean that All Israel Will be Saved (Romans 11:26)?

I have heard a few teachers preach about Romans 11:26 "and so all Israel will be saved". Most say that this is talking about "corporate" Israel, or the majority of Israel, . . . [read more]

367The Seals of Revelation and Cardinal vs. Ordinal Numbering

I am writing to you from France. I am passionate about the scriptures and have been studying for several years now. Spending days and nights there, but you must know what it is. As I say so . . . [read more]

366The Time Needed to Rebuild Babylon

Your view on Babylon as being both the great city and the harlot was new to me but it does make a lot of sense. I was always under the impression that the “city” was a reference to world wide . . . [read more]

365If Satan is so smart, how can he be so dumb?

My question is (I'm sure you've heard this before) if Satan knows the Bible so well, wouldn't he realize his fate is set in stone regardless of what he does now? Why go to all the trouble at . . . [read more]

364The Image of the Beast

Hi Prof. Garland, I just wanted you to know how much I appreciate your efforts (along with those of the rest of the staff at S & T) in educating the masses with solid biblical teaching for . . . [read more]

363Are the Jews Expecting a Divine Messiah?

Hello Tony, I hope you are doing well, and want to thank you again for your ministry and willingness to answer our questions! It is much appreciated I was posed an interesting question the . . . [read more]

362Where do People Go When they Die?

Where does the spirit of a man go when he dies?

7 Then the dust shall return to the earth as it was, and the spirit shall return . . . [read more]
361God’s Work with Non-Jews in the Old Testament

I have greatly benefited from your teaching: Revelation, Daniel, Israel and now Ezekiel. Your thorough handling of these books/subjects is rare and excellent! I discovered your web . . . [read more]

360A Woman, Seven Heads, and Seven Mountains

Can you explain the meaning of the seven heads of the beast upon which the woman sits in Revelation . . . . . [read more]

359Mid-Acts Dispensationalism and the Day of Pentecost

[This is a follow-up to a previous question concerning Mid-Acts Dispensationalism.] Ron Samdahl responded by noting:

  1. . . . . . [read more]
358Understanding of Scripture Growing, but Unsure of the Rapture

I wanted to send an email to thank you very much for your teaching! You have been such a blessing to me. I have learned so much growing in my faith and my understanding of the scriptures. I am . . . [read more]

357How Could the "Sons of God" in Genesis 6 be Angels?

To state that the “son’s of God or Son’s of God” were angels is to create more than ones conviction a possible theory. My question is that this changes the basics of what is thought of as . . . [read more]

356Replacement Theology and Jewish Evangelism

I am trying to understand the reason why some fellow Christians who hold to replacement theology (or supercessionism) seem to get extremely irritated when they see Jewish evangelism from . . . . . [read more]

355Mid-Acts Dispensationalism and the Day of Pentecost

A family member has recently begun following the teachings of Mid-Acts Dispensationalism (MAD). I've watched your presentation where you argue, contrary to the teachings of MAD, that . . . . . [read more]

354The Timing of Events in the Book of Revelation

I have several questions. On the two Babylons: I know it it is a city as well as representing the religion and commercial aspect of it. How would the harlot be destroyed which is the city and . . . [read more]

353What Does Psalm 91 Mean to the Church?

What does Psalm 91 mean to the Church? It this for us or . . . . . [read more]

352Insensitive Hearts and the Doctrine of Election

I have been studying and researching the doctrine of election for several months. I have been exclusively studying Isaiah 6:9-10 for the last several weeks and I cannot understand how these . . . [read more]

351Is Speaking in Tongues Evidence of Spirit-Baptism?

Just a quick question. Where does Spirit and Truth stand on the Gifts of the Spirit and the Baptism in the Holy Spirit with the evidence of speaking in tongues? Are the teachers Cessationists? . . . [read more]

349To Whom is the NT Book of 1 Peter Written?

I am currently in 1 Peter during my daily Bible study. Reading it at first glance seems like it is written specifically to Jewish Christians, similar to the book of Hebrews. Mostly because of . . . [read more]

347Can we Understand the Old Testament without the New Testament?

Christians that support Replacement Theology often see the Old Testament and Israel as a shadow of the things to come, Israel is like the incomplete . . . [read more]

346Does Israel have Continued Significance in the Plan of God and in Relation to Evangelization?

I’m recently involved in a debate with a dear brother In Christ, who loves the Lord and is very evangelistic, but is steeped in replacement theology. He appears questioning over my support for . . . [read more]

345Gabriel’s Bitter-Sweet Prophecy to Daniel

When the 70 weeks of Daniel 9:24-27 are over, the 6 goals of 9:24 are fulfilled, which means a tremendous blessings for Israel. But it seems a strange transition from the end of 9:27 back to . . . [read more]

344Divine Sovereignty and Human Responsibility (Again)

Your answer to my previous question related to divine sovereignty in relation to human responsibility was very helpful. To be clear: those represented on Spirit and truth . . . [read more]

343Divine Sovereignty and Human Responsibility

Hi Tony, I certainly do love your teaching, and all the rest at Spirit and Truth! Thanks for all you do! I was looking for some commentary in your . . . . . [read more]

342Another Chance for Salvation in the Millennium?

I have a question about dispensationalism. My understanding is that a person becomes "saved" if he or she accepts Jesus' death on the cross as payment for their sins. Jew, Gentile, . . . [read more]

341How Can I Find a Dispensational Church?

How can I find a dispensational . . . . . [read more]

340How Did the Old Testament Law Relate to Righteousness?

In Deuteronomy 6:25 we read: . . . . . [read more]

339Must the Decree of Cyrus start Daniel’s Seventy Weeks?

Dear brothers, Who of you can answer this question about the date setting of the terminus ad quo of the prophecy of the 70 weeks of Daniel. I completely agree with you following Sir Robert . . . [read more]

338Listening to Audio and Video Presentations Offline on a Phone or Tablet

May I ask: are the videos teachings of Dr.Andy Woods on website downloadable for offline purposes? If so, can you please tell me how? I have . . . [read more]

337Is Pragmatism in Christian Ministry Biblical?

Hi Tony, I wonder if you could shed some thoughts on the issue of pragmatism in church ministry, namely the argument that the church has to, at the minimum, engage, and more often be relevant . . . [read more]

336Resources on the New Apostolic Reformation and the Passion Paraphrase Bible?

Since finding your site some months ago I have had the pleasure of reading and watching the material on your pages and rejoiced over this work which is so foundational. In the past 5 days my . . . [read more]

335What About Dr. John MacArthur’s Teaching on the Mahdi of Islam as the Antichrist?

I am simply dumbfounded in listening to John MacArthur and his strange teachings concerning, who is the AntiChrist! . . . . . [read more]

334How To Untangle the Teaching of Mid-Acts Dispensationalism?

I'm a youth ministry intern at a church in Michigan. I was dead in my sins until three years ago. I was saved by God's grace and now love serving Him and learning about Him, which is all His . . . [read more]

333Why is Matthew 17:21 Omitted from Some Bibles?

Can you direct me to a biblical explanation of why Matthew 17:21 is omitted in some translations and included in others? I have friends who are intent upon the idea that prayer AND fasting is . . . [read more]

332Do You Believe in Historic (Classic) Premillennialism?

Do you believe in Historic (Classic) Premillennialism? I'm wanting to learn about this view. A simple "yes" or "no" to the first question will do. If "yes", I . . . [read more]

331Has the Gift of Healing Ceased?

Dear friends at ST, I've read Dr. Garland's answer about the gift of healing. I understand his reasoning but don't find anything in Scripture that says the gifts will . . . [read more]

330Discerning Rapture from Second Coming Passages

Hello Dr. Garland: Your website and articles have formed the foundation of my study of Revelation. You research has been extremely helpful and I truly appreciate all of the work you have done. . . . [read more]

329Are there "Daughters of God" corresponding to the "Sons of God" mentioned in Genesis 6:2?

If there were sons of god, were there also daughters of god to deceive the sons of man? Will the sons of God return as the days of Noah so shall it be where there are also mermaids, dryads, . . . . [read more]

328Will Unbelievers Participate in the Kingdom of God?

Hello Tony, I hope you are well, and I appreciate all you are doing through your website/ministry, thank you! My question is about the sheep and goat judgement described in Matthew 25:31-46, . . . [read more]

327The Identity of the New Testament Text

Pastor Tony, I have a question I would trust few to answer regarding Wilbur Pickering’s book, . . . . . [read more]

326Are some Prophecies Fulfilled Twice?

Hello Tony, I was recently asked by a friend whether I believe that a prophecy of Scripture can have multiple fulfilment. What’s your take on this issue? It sometimes appears that way, . . . [read more]

325When did Israel’s Theocracy End?

I was going through the Believers Study Bible and started reading the introduction to 1 Kings. It says that Kings records the history of the theocracy. Wasn’t it a monarchy at that . . . . . [read more]

324Did Jesus Die Spiritually?

Hello Tony. Greetings in the name of the Lord Jesus. I have a little question which has agitated my mind lately. I know that when Adam ate from the tree of knowledge of good and evil, he died . . . [read more]

323Thoughts on the Modern-Day use of Tongues

Blessings Tony , You probably have been asked this question before. This is in regards to speaking in tongues. I know the Bible is clear that on the day of Pentecost those in the upper room . . . . [read more]

322Obedience and Service for the Lord

Hello Dr. Garland, I am at a loss here, my heart is quite burden by the things that are occurring in my local church. For the most part, we are a small group of believers and for the most part . . . [read more]

321Baptism with Fire

Dear brother Tony, I want to thank you so much for the great job of putting together the commentary on the Book of . . . [read more]

320To Whom is the Warning Passage of Hebrews 6 Addressed?

Pastor Tony, Our church is going through the book of Hebrews and I started reading it again to be one step ahead throughout the study. I got to the passage referenced above and have come to . . . [read more]

319Who are the “sons of god” in Job 1:6?

Can you explain who the 'sons of God' are in Job . . . . . [read more]

318Understanding Symbols within Strong's Concordance

I read in your answer regarding Strong’s numbers an explanation of usage of "x" and "+"—my question is in regard to the meaning of letters . . . [read more]

315How Old was Ahaziah When He Became King?

In 2 Kings 8:26 it states: . . . . . [read more]

314Connections between Revelation 2 and Genesis 2 and 3

Hi Tony, I hope it's not a bother, but I'm not able to find references for a few citations in section 3.2.17 - Rev 2:17 in your Revelation commentary. . . . [read more]

313Is Israel the Bride of Christ?

I’ve been having an interesting discussion with a good faithful buddy of mine regarding the Bride..... He is strongly convinced that Israel, rather than the Church, is the Bride of . . . [read more]

312Listening to Audio Presentations when Offline

Hello, I recently came across your teachings and love them!! I looked for any on audible CD and don't see any. Am I by chance missing them, or do you only offer in print? My elderly mother is . . . [read more]

310Was the Samaritan Woman in John 4 an Adulteress?

I have a couple of questions on John 4:18 which I am hoping you might be able to assist with. The KJV text says: . . . . . [read more]

309Has the Bible Been Misinterpreted Concerning Homosexuality?

One of my friends informed me of her “revealed” homosexuality. I didn’t have much to say on the homosexual topic in the moment because she knew my stance on it already and I felt it . . . [read more]

308Is Faith a Gift from God?

Hi Pastor Tony, In response to your answer to question 307, I was reading the doctrinal beliefs of Mabana Chapel. In . . . [read more]

307Problems with Church Membership

The church that I am currently attending has a church covenant. One has to read and verbally agree to this covenant before they can become a member of the church. There are some legalistic . . . [read more]

306Is the Fullness of the Gentiles the Rapture?

Hello Tony, I am from South Africa. I hope you are well. Can you explain to me please if the Fullness of the Gentiles (Rom. 9:25) is the rapture? I am battling to understand if it can be the . . . [read more]

305What is the Manuscript Evidence for "Day of Christ" in 2 Thessalonians 2:2?

One common commentary that I have seen is that a false teacher or a fake letter purportedly from Paul came to the Thessalonians teaching them that the rapture had already occurred. This was at . . . [read more]

304If Christ Paid for All Our Sin, Why Does Sin Affect Our Fellowship with God?

I am currently going through Andy Wood's study on Soteriology. In one of the lessons he tells us about progressive sanctification, and during that process our . . . [read more]

302What is a Carnal Christian?

Hello Tony, In Andy's study on Soteriology part 16, he went into specific situations . . . [read more]

301Omissions from Matthew’s Genealogy

In Matthew 1:17, passage states that all generations from Abraham to David were fourteen, from David to Babylon Captivity (BC) were fourteen, from BC to Christ were fourteen. . . . . . [read more]

299Calvinism, Arminianism and the Limits of Human Logic

Hi Tony, I hope you are well, I was listening to your teaching on Romans 9 today and I think it was very good and an truthful look at the scriptures. My . . . [read more]

298Advice for a New Believer

Good evening, I am from Ghana, and am a new believer in Christ but I don't know the Bible much, so please I want you to direct me which Book should I start from. I also want to share the . . . [read more]

297Will the Rapture Fulfill the Feast of Trumpets?

My question is in regards to the feast of trumpets. Some reputed Bible scholars have posited that the rapture of the church will be the fulfilment of the feast of trumpets in line with 1 . . . . . [read more]

296The Tribulation Period is Not for the Church

In studying the book of Galatians the Spirit of God made it quite clear to me the importance of Paul's special one on one teaching from the Lord Himself (Gal.1:11-12,16), The Spirit of God . . . [read more]

295When was Jerusalem Destroyed by Babylon?

Hi Tony, What date do you have for the destruction of Babylon by Nebuchadnezzar (Jer. 52:4-13; 2K. 25:1-4), 588 or 587 B.C., or something . . . . . [read more]

294Why is Replacement Theology so Widespread?

Why do most of the American theological seminaries teach replacement theology, when the one you attended in Dallas . . . [read more]

293The Fall of Babylon to the Medes (Isaiah 13:17-19)

Minister Garland, I've scoured the Internet trying to get an answer to this question. I believe Babylon wasn't forced into war against the Medes/Persians as would have been expected, many . . . . . [read more]

292Have the events in the Book of Revelation already taken place?

Tony, I read your interesting online article Revelation 1:7 - Past or Future? From the start you need to know I am NOT a Preterist. I . . . [read more]

291One in Christ Jesus

Dear Tony, Your lessons have been of great value to me. Perhaps you can give your under standing of this verse, considering that you believe Israel in the NT is not the Church. Thank you. . . . . . [read more]

290Has Daniel 7:13 been Fulfilled?

To Tony Garland Hi, I am reading your commentary on Daniel at the moment and I must say it is the most objective and exhaustive analysis of this book ever posted . . . [read more]

289Who is an Overcomer?

Hello Tony, I am having difficulty understanding about the overcomers of Revelation in the letters to the churches (Rev. 2:7,11,17,26; 3:5,12,21). From your teaching it sounds like all . . . [read more]

288Who Sings in Revelation 5?

Hello Tony. I was just reading your commentary on Revelation 5:9-10 where the terms "us" and . . . [read more]

287Do the Two Witnesses Kill the Antichrist?

Pastor Garland, I have been listening through your teaching on Revelation and it has been very helpful in a number of ways helping to clear up a lot of . . . [read more]

285"Day of Christ" or "Day of the Lord" in 2 Thessalonians?

Hi Pastor Tony, I visited the website to read your answer to a question on the interpretation of 2 Thessalonians 2:2-3. I notice that you use “Day of Christ” and “Day of the . . . [read more]

284Evangelism and Predestination

The mystery of predestination was a subject on the forefront of my mind the past couple years. Watching my friend battle with his own salvation was a huge eye-opener to just how beyond human . . . . [read more]

283Interpretation and Salvation

Is a belief in the literal interpretation of the Bible prerequisite to . . . . . [read more]

282Genesis and an Old Earth?

My understanding of the origin of the universe is pretty close to the Big Bang, but I'm not sure (of course, uncertainty is the core of the Scientific Method). I have no issues whatsoever . . . . . [read more]

281Hebrew and Greek Language Study Resources

My daughter would like to delve more into the Hebrew and Greek meanings of words. (She doesn't read either language.) She's aware that every word that God uses is intentional & therefore . . . [read more]

280Ezekiel 37 and the New Covenant

Most of my friends read the Church back into the Old Testament and its always been difficult for me to give biblical reference for why that can't be the case. I tend to try and just fight the . . . [read more]

279Sheep, Goats, and the Lake of Fire

Dear Tony, Greeting to you in the peerless name of our Lord Jesus Christ. I was reflecting on the sheep and goats judgment and wondering whether the King's making of the goats to depart into . . . . [read more]

278Did Gentiles Become Jews in the Old Testament?

I just read Question 174 on your website and your response. I agree with it in totality. However, I recently stumbled on a very . . . [read more]

277Regeneration in the Old Testament

While discussing with a group of believers, I mentioned that the Holy Spirit regenerated men prior to Pentecost and that people were born again before the cross. I further mentioned that what . . . [read more]

276Demonic Activity in Light of God’s Sovereignty

Here’s an obvious issue on Revelation (also applies to Daniel of course) that I’ve never seen addressed—thought you might be interested. Whatever the demons decide to do, it was by . . . [read more]

267Is Habakkuk Relevant Today?

With regards to Habakkuk, I maybe way off here. It seems like Habakkuk’s complaints are really similar to today’s world. In Habakkuk’s time, the Babylonians were taking over everything, and . . . [read more]

266Saints Who Die in the Millennial Kingdom

I want to ask you about what is the outcome of saints surviving the Great Tribulation that enter into the Millennium kingdom. Specifically, as these persons are saints but were not . . . [read more]

265Is the Rapture a Resurrection?

Greetings in the precious name of our Lord Jesus Christ. I trust you are doing well. I have a little question relating to the above subject matter. I had always used the terms resurrection and . . . [read more]

264The Duration of the Priestly Covenant

Hello Tony, Was wondering if you could kindly clarify for me the meaning of everlasting covenant with reference to the covenant God made with Phinehas in Numbers 25. I am aware that, based on . . . [read more]

263Recommended Resources for Understanding Zechariah

Hello and Good afternoon Tony, Would you have any teaching on Zechariah or would you know any good study guides that would be suitable for a bible . . . . . [read more]

262What Does Paul Mean by "That Day" in 2 Thessalonians 2:3?

I am writing because of Paul's instructions in 2 Thess. 2:3, . . . . . [read more]

261Repopulating the Millennial Kingdom

Much earlier in the year a Christian friend sent around an email promoting the DVD Left Behind or Led Astray? They said they had become convinced of the pre-wrath position. I wrote a . . . [read more]

260Genre of Isaiah 11

Hello, Kindly interpret for me Isaiah 12 and identify the basic genre and . . . . . [read more]

259Understanding Prophetic Passages with Ancient Weapons

I just concluded reading through the book of Ezekiel as part of my one-year Bible reading plan. In reading Ezekiel 38 and 39, I couldn't but wonder at the explicit references to . . . [read more]

258Learning from Christian Blogs

Greetings from New Zealand I emailed you back in 2004 regarding preterist interpretations of Revelation 1.7 and other issues regarding Nero. I printed off your whole . . . . . [read more]

257How Can Speaking in an Unknown Tongue Edify the Speaker?

Hello, Can you please explain to me what Paul means in 1 Corinthians 14:4 . . . . . [read more]

256Verifying New Testament Teaching Prior to the Close of the Canon

I have an historical question. I was wondering what kind of teaching the apostles had and especially the apostle Paul. I realised when Paul wrote 2Tim.3:16-17 : . . . . . [read more]

253Stumbling a Weaker Brother

Does 1 Corinthians 8 refer to all stumbling blocks? What is the key to understanding this . . . . . [read more]

252David Baron on The Tribes of Israel and Anglo-Israelism

A sincere thank you for your article about the ten lost tribes of Israel . . . . . [read more]

251Letting Go and Letting God

Do you have any resources that you could recommend on how to “let go” and allow God to handle things? I find that my personality still wants to fix problems rather than letting God handle . . . [read more]

250Pretribulational vs. Pre-Wrath Rapture

Dear Pastor, Thank You for providing your content on the Spirit and Truth website. I have listened to your Daniel 1-3 lectures and am almost through the . . . . . [read more]

249Different Gospels?

I was wondering whether you could shed some light on whether there are different gospels in the New Testament. I have heard some people distinguish between the gospel of the kingdom and the . . . [read more]

246A Single Judgment?

The other Sunday evening we were having a Bible Study in our church on the so-called “Parable of the Sheep and Goats.” Our Pastor insists that the judgment here is the “final judgment.” In . . . [read more]

244Is Progressive Sanctification Biblical?

Do you believe the phrase “progressive sanctification” is Biblical? What is the Biblical approach if any to “progressive sanctification”? I know to be sanctified is to be set apart , growing . . . [read more]

243Gog and Magog in Ezekiel vs. Revelation

We were watching your teaching on Revelation. We did not catch the last episode. I have always wondered why so many preachers and . . . [read more]

242Ask, Seek, Knock

In Rev. 3:20, Jesus says that He stands and knocks at the door and if we will open it He will come in. That makes sense, the handle is on the inside and only we have access to it. Then in . . . [read more]

241Are the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse Fallen Angels?

Shalom, Is there a symbolic relationship between the 'Faces' of the 'Four Faced Beasts' as well as the directional Four Faced Beasts of Ezekiel 1:10 (North, South, East, West), and the . . . [read more]

239Interpretive Bias in the Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Greetings in Christ, I've long appreciated the Spirit & Truth website and ministry, especially in the area of prophecy and of general Biblical studies. Recently I obtained a copy of the . . . [read more]

238Revelation as Realized Eschatology?

For some time now, I've been wondering how I could reconcile justification by faith with the Book of Revelation. Recently I found my answer in this statement: Dr. Beatrice Neall presents a . . . [read more]

237Understanding the Temple of Revelation 11

I am trying to understand the Temple revealed to John in the 11th chapter of the Book of Revelation (Rev. 11:1-2).

  1. Why is God's favor or protection on the tribulation . . . [read more]
236TULIP and Calvinism

Can you clarify if a statement of faith confessing T.U.L.I.P. is really just Calvinism? I do not believe in the five points and left a church, with a new pastor voted in . . . [read more]

235Sons or Unprofitable Servants?

A have a question concerning the following passage from the book of Luke: . . . . . [read more]

234The Parable of the Unjust Steward

In Luke 16:8-9 we come across a difficult saying . . . . . [read more]

233Understanding the Book of Isaiah

I am doing a study on the Book of Isaiah, but I am so lost. Can you recommend a source of information that will perhaps be more understandable? The teacher is using Arnold Fruchtenbaum's mp3, . . . [read more]

232Did Early Students of the Bible Predict the Reestablishment of Israel?

One thing to note about Israel's return. In the 1930's, pre-Nazi Germany, a famous Rabbi in Europe was often published for his studies into the ancient prophetic texts. In his works, he never . . . [read more]

230Going Beyond the Canon

I came across your commentary on Revelation while researching earlier today. Even though I’m not a pre-trib supporter I have no problem working with other . . . [read more]

229Ante-Nicene Fathers on the Number of the Beast

Do any Ante-Nicene Fathers . . . . . [read more]

228Where is the Church in Revelation 4 and 5?

Tony thank you for your Revelation commentary, A Testimony of Jesus Christ, . . . I have been studying it for a while I've got one question that's been bugging me . . . [read more]

227Does God Ever Become Angry with Believers?

I have a question for you regarding something my pastor continually says from the pulpit. He says "God is not angry with you, He loves you." This has become his "mantra" . . . [read more]

226The Imminent Return of Christ and the Invasion of Israel by Gog

I have been studying Ezekiel 38-39 and am now wrestling with the timing of these events. In searching the scriptures I find many details which lead me to believe the Battle of Gog-Magog must . . . [read more]

224Gift of Healing

Thank you for a wonderful, Biblical web-site! It is so understandable. I didn't see it mentioned and I might have overlooked it, and am sorry if I did, but my question is: Do you believe in . . . [read more]

223Leading Captivity Captive

Dear brethren in the Lord, Please throw more light on those who came out of grave and appeared to people in Jerusalem (Matthew 27:53). Did they still eventually die? If so, who are the . . . [read more]

222Critiquing R. C. Sproul's Preterist Interpretation of Prophetic Passages

Tony, I really appreciated your rebuttal of RC Sproul's last days . . . [read more]

221Criticisms of the Futurist Interpretation of Revelation

Your assessment of the views of interpretation seems to be rather bias and judgmental. While I would fall somewhere between the preterist and the idealist (your terms), I do not exclude the . . . [read more]

220Purchasing the KJ2000 Bible in Quantity

I am looking for the KJV 2000 Bibles. I want to buy them in quantity. All I could find was downloads, e-books, nooks, etc. I work for a non-profit Christian organization who sends Bibles . . . [read more]

219Rabbinical Avoidance of Jesus

I have been curious lately concerning how the Rabbis and those still steeped in the Jewish culture look at and exegete the Old Testament. I have often wondered if they might have cultural . . . [read more]

218Dispensationalism and the Gap Theory

In our men's bible study we have some people that are members of Brethren (think Darby, Chapman, Mueller) church bodies, and they hold a somewhat bizarre theory that there was a gap of time . . . [read more]

217Who Sings the Song of the Redeemed in Revelation 5:9-10?

In your commentary on Revelation 5:9 you went to great lengths to explain why . . . [read more]

216The Manchild of Revelation 12

Greetings in the name of the Lord Jesus! I have a question regarding the futurist and dispensational understanding of the manchild in Revelation 12. Futurists believe, in one breath, that . . . . . [read more]

215Understanding Symbols within Strong's Concordance

Hi, I have been trying to find out the meaning of 'X' in dictionary entries for Strong's Concordance - what is it for? At times there are some other signs (e.g., '+'). Can you explain . . . [read more]

212Are Faith and Works Symbiotic?

From what I understand, it is believed by some that faith is an active process of works through which you are saved by grace. The reason for this belief is James 2:20-24 . . . . . [read more]

211Petrus Romanus

I was wondering what your view of Malachy's prophecy of the popes is in relation to eschatology? My local assembly seems to have caught the "Petrus Romanus" bug with the election of . . . [read more]

210Why Care About the Timing of the Rapture?

Dear Tony, Does it matter what position one holds regarding the timing of the Rapture? As long as we agree that the Rapture would take place, and that Israel and the church are distinct, then . . . [read more]

209Judaism and Christianity

I am a mother who has home educated our children, who have graduated. I have no degree, etc. I teach a high school, home school class each week. It is a Biblical worldview class, including . . . [read more]

208The Purpose of Tongues

Hello Tony, I read your doctrinal statement in regard to the Holy Spirit which contains a single line concerning the spiritual gifts which states: . . . . . [read more]

207Sacrifices in the Millennial Kingdom

I’ve listened to your commentary on Rom. 11:25-36 The Salvation of Israel, and it’s a very thorough study. I am trying to put . . . [read more]

206Upon Whom Does Jesus Come as a Thief?

A question I have pertains to Revelation 16:15. . . . . . [read more]

205Why Can't Doctrinal Balance be Found?

I am often frustrated that each flavour of evangelical church seems to cover some Biblical gems very well but at the expense of other areas. For example, the new charismatic church appears to . . . [read more]

204New Testament use of the Old Testament

Hello Tony, I was wondering if you could recommend an excellent resource on New Testament use of the Old Testament. I was thinking of buying Beale and Carson's Commentary on New Testament Use . . . [read more]

203Are Believers Sinners?

Hi Tony,

I’m confused. I’ve been told we’re still sinners after we’re "born again." Most have referred to the Apostle Paul when he said in 1Timothy 1:15, “It is a trustworthy . . . [read more]

202Perspective in the Midst of Departure from God

When President Obama was initially elected in 2008, it seemed very much like the Old Testament Israelites demanding a king. In general, that didn’t work out very well for them! It appears as . . . [read more]

201Using Strong’s Numbers

Can you tell me where I can find the original meanings for words and numbers, in Hebrew and Greek (Old and New Testaments), for the KJV . . . . . [read more]

199Does Jude Quote from the Book of Enoch?

My question involves this: my church is quoting from the book of Enoch and saying it is a good book to read. I am very uncomfortable with the noncanonical books and your site has helped me . . . [read more]

197The Origin of Antichrist

I've often heard prophecy teachers say that in every generation Satan has someone that he is grooming for the possibility to become the Antichrist. However, today I was reading a piece on a . . . [read more]

196Foreign Tongues on the Day of Pentecost

Hello Dr. Garland, I'm confused about the statement in your article titled Daniel and the Times of the Gentiles that "the Day of . . . [read more]

195The Suffering Servant in the Dead Sea Scrolls

[The following response is based on an email follow-up to the comment of a long-time engineering friend at a dinner party we recently attended. The friend was curious to learn that since we . . . [read more]

194Spiritualizing Old Testaments Passages

I've recently come across your website while trying to research information for a personal Bible study. My study is about how to interpret the Old Testament correctly. I have found your web . . . [read more]

193One Taken and One Left

I am going through your Revelation study and so appreciate your gentle tone and teaching style. There is much to glean and contemplate as I listen and look at the . . . [read more]

192Micah's Seven Shepherds and Eight Princely Men

A friend recently passed on a prophetic teaching regarding Micah 5:5 and the 7 shepherds and 8 leaders of men. The writer implies that this is a current and End Times fulfillment. He ascribes . . . [read more]

191Interpreting Passages in Context

I read your article on Bible Prophecy Blog [also available at . . . [read more]

190Biblical Significance of Numerous Sea Creature Deaths

I seem to remember reading about mass extinction of sea life in the bible but I cannot pinpoint where I read that. Can you elaborate on the subject? In the news recently there seems to be . . . [read more]

187Depravity, Salvation and Security

Hi Tony, I follow the teachings of both you and Jack Kelley. I was surprised to see the differences of opinion concerning the assurance of salvation of Tribulation believers, so I emailed . . . [read more]

186Can Tribulation Saints Lose Their Salvation? (Part 2)

Could you comment on this article by Jack Kelly which maintains that only the Church has been . . . [read more]

184Miscellaneous Questions of Faith

I'd like to thank you guys once again for the resources you provide online, good stuff. Well I had a couple of questions and perhaps a comment. How is it that the more I study biblical topics . . . [read more]

182What is the Chronological Order of Revelation 13 relative to chapters 17 and 18?

How do you interpret and chronologically order Revelation 13, 17, 18. . . . . . [read more]

181George Peters and the Partial Rapture View

I've been listening to your Revelation commentary. (It's extraordinary!) Near the end, you've recommended George Peters' The Theocratic Kingdom. I . . . [read more]

180Which Biblical Interpretation is Correct?

We know from Ephesians 4 that God has given the Church "pastors and teachers" to contribute toward the equipping of the saints for the work of the ministry and for the edifying of . . . [read more]

179God's Timing in Prophetic Fulfillment

Hello Tony, I was listening to your interpretation of the woman riding the beast in the book of Revelation. And . . . [read more]

178Are Ten of the Jewish Tribes Lost?

I was reading your article Ten Lost Tribes?. At the end you mentioned: . . . . . [read more]

176Were the Events of Joel 2 Fulfilled on the Day of Pentecost?

Covenant Theologians like myself believe that many OT passages were fulfilled in the NT while Dispensational Theologians like those on your website believe that many of the OT passages are . . . [read more]

174Who is a True Jew?

In the Old Testament, the terms "Israel," "Jacob," and "Jew" all seem to clearly be applied to the grandson of Abraham, the son of Isaac: the man Jacob and his . . . [read more]

173Have Modern Scientific Theories Rendered Psalm 19 Irrelevant?

A self-described atheist writes: [In your Q&A article on Accepting Christ after His Return you state], ‘Paul makes it clear that those who reject God do not lack . . . [read more]

171Revelation Commentary for Logos 4

Greetings. I had downloaded some time ago, Tony Garland's A Testimony of Jesus Christ. Of course it was in the Logos 3 format. I was wondering is there any plan . . . [read more]

170Accepting Christ After His Return?

Tony, The men's group at the church I belong to will start a study of Revelation next month. I would like to reference your material. Is that OK? I anticipate some reaction to the discussion . . . [read more]

169A Pre-Adamic Race of Men?

Dear Tony, I have been quite confused concerning a couple issues on demonology. My pastor teaches that demons are not fallen angels (I believe they are) but are disembodied spirits from a . . . . . [read more]

167Is Hades Synonymous with Hell?

Tony, I have been using your work A Testimony of Jesus Christ as a study guide for Revelation for about 6 months.. It has been very helpful. I am struggling with . . . [read more]

166Is the USA the "Babylon" of Revelation?

I enjoyed your recent article on Babylon of Old. In it you list several verses from Revelation about Babylon (Rev . . . [read more]

165Women’s Participation in Adult Sunday School

Since the scripture states that women are to keep silent in the church ... let her learn from her husband (1Cor. 14:34), how does that apply to an adult Sunday School class setting? Is it . . . . [read more]

164Fellowship vs. Separation

I thank you for your support and godly advice, I am praying about being led into a strong body of believers, I have been out of the organized church for over a year now, and it seems most . . . [read more]

163Who Enters the Millennial Kingdom?

Dear Tony, I am listening to your audio teaching on Revelation. There are a few things I do not understand with respect to your views. According to Revelation, . . . [read more]

162Is Today’s Israel Still Chosen by God?

Hi. I stumbled upon your site today and have read many of the answers that have been posted to questions pertaining to the end-times and Israel and related topics. I have to say your biblical . . . [read more]

161Gentile Salvation and the Great Commission

If Peter and his fellow apostles understood that, during the period covered by the first chapters in the Book of Acts, the Great Commissions (Matthew 28:19-20 and Mark 16:14-18) authorized . . . [read more]

160Oldest Known Bible?

It's been a while since I've written in, but I saw this report on the CNN website about the Oldest Known . . . [read more]

159Availability of The New Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

I have been trying to find a hardcopy of the book The New Treasury of Scripture Knowledge but I have not been able to . . . [read more]

158Changing Water into Grape Juice?

Hi. First off I would like to thank you for your excellent teaching and useful website. My question stems from a Sunday school class where the topic of wine came up. I had always thought wine . . . [read more]

157Premillennial Commentaries

I was wondering if you would be able to help me. I am a preterist but am wanting to look at the historic and dispensational premillennial view of end times. I was wondering if you could give . . . [read more]

155For Whom did Christ Die?

Dear Tony, I have gratefully listened to over 70 hours of your teaching so far. Wonderfully helpful. I live in Australia. You mentioned being a '4 point Calvinist'. I assume this means you . . . [read more]

154Obtaining a Print Version of the Revelation Commentary

Hello Tony, I downloaded your Commentary on Revelation. I was wondering how I can order a hard copy and what the cost would be, including . . . [read more]

152What Should One Look for in a Church?

My husband and I are finding ourselves more in need of joining with true believers, but we have been discouraged by the compromise of many local churches that seem to be moving more away from . . . [read more]

150Who is "Taken" at the Second Coming?

Blessings to you and Shalom, As I study I have found verses that state there were two in a bed and one was taken, there were two in the field and one was taken. Most people state that this is . . . [read more]

149Is an Inconsistent Bible Consistent with Divine Inspiration?

Who on earth has the ability to follow the rambling explanation you give regarding the two differing genealogies of Jesus in the Gospels? I appreciate the efforts of . . . [read more]

148Discerning God’s Will

Tony, Do you believe the Bible teaches that God has an individual will for each person? I have struggled with seeking and praying for God's will in my life with many decisions. Recently it was . . . [read more]

147Was the Apostle John a Martyr for the Faith?

Some Christians hold that all the Apostles (besides Judas, who hung himself) died a martyr’s death, and this is somehow an evidence of testimony of the validity of the death, burial and . . . [read more]

146Did Jesus offer a Kingdom to Israel at His First Coming?

Thank you all for your time and effort to teach us the Bible and the Lord Jesus Christ. Although I am a "reluctant/moderate" dispensationalist I still have lots and lots of questions . . . [read more]

144Study Bibles, Covenants, and Dispensations

Hi Tony, Thanks again for all of your very helpful and enlightening information. I read you posting about Study Bibles so I have narrowed my choices down to the . . . [read more]

143David’s Tabernacle - Experienced in Worship?

Dear Tony, I have been listening to your introduction to Daniel and am anxiously waiting for the actual commentary. Your explanation about the throne of David . . . [read more]

140Did the “Fallen Ones” of Genesis 6 have an Adamic Nature?

I presented the view of the ‘angels that sinned’ in 2 Peter 2:4-5 along with Jude 6-7 this morning and was asked the question about how to reconcile what I believe the passage in Genesis 6:4 . . . [read more]

139Can Salvation be Lost?

I have been told by many ministers two different tales of salvation. One says "once saved always saved," another says "no, a person CAN fall from grace." My mind is trying . . . [read more]

138The Pre-Wrath Rapture and Other Questions

I live in South Africa and discovered A Testimony Of Jesus Christ. I want to thank you for writing this magnificent work to the glory of God. It . . . [read more]

137Covenant, Reformed, and Dispensational Theology - What do they mean?

Hi Tony, About a year ago you helped me out with the book on Israelology (Israelology: The Missing Link in Systematic . . . [read more]

136Praying for Israel

How would you pray for Israel at this time . . . as we see Turkey, Iran, other Arab countries and the world gathering momentum against her? Are there scriptures to give me a roadmap and a . . . [read more]

135The Bittersweet Experience of Knowing the Future

Your “Who enters the Millennial Kingdom” article is very good, thanks. If you have time, here is a follow-on question. During the millennial kingdom I wonder what we . . . [read more]

134Who Enters the Millennial Kingdom?

Dear Tony, Would you help me and my wife with a question? Who will enter the millennium? Will it only be the Tribulation Saints and those of us taken up in the Gathering of the Bride . . . [read more]

132Why do Matthew’s and Luke’s Genealogies of Christ Differ?

Why do the genealogies of Jesus in Matthew and Luke contradict each other? There are several differences, such as branching from King David (Matthew states He came from Solomon; Luke says he . . . [read more]

131The Canon and the Church Fathers

The question I have is about church fathers who directly succeeded the apostles—the “second generation church fathers,” such as St. Polycarp. My question is why are the writings of the . . . [read more]

130Keeping the Sabbath

This is something that has been weighing very heavily on my heart for the past couple of years. I have always gone to church on Sundays (among several other nights of the week as well), but . . . [read more]

129What is the difference between moderate and progressive dispensationalism?

Tony, Some have described themselves as 'moderate' dispensationalists rather than 'progressive' dispensationalist. What is the difference? . . . . . [read more]

128What is Calvinism?

I need to purchase a new Bible because my old Bible is quite worn. My old Bible was a KJV, however I am considering purchasing either a NKJV or ESV Bible this time around. Here is my . . . [read more]

127Is Speaking in Tongues Evidence of Spirit Baptism?

For quite some time I've watched my church go through what I have come to view as sort of radical practices, such as being slain in the spirit (which is rare; I can only remember this . . . [read more]

126How do we handle “contradictions” in the Bible?

When I come across something that seems contradictory or something that doesn't make sense to me, I tend to pay more attention to it because it's something I don't expect to see in a . . . . . [read more]

125How are tongues a sign for the unbeliever?

It seems to me that the purpose of tongues was to reach believers that speak other languages. The way I would imagine it to be used is that foreigners come into visit a church, and in order to . . . [read more]

124Recommended Study Bibles

I would like to know which Study Bibles are the most theological accurate in your opinion and why? I am considering purchasing a Study Bible and I want to buy a good . . . . . [read more]

123Is God a Figment of Israelite Imagination?

I recall several instances in the Bible where it describes God as having the appearance of a man. Why would God need to look like a man? To say that He has a human-like body is to suggest that . . . [read more]

122Getting Started Studying the Bible

I wish to begin a more in depth study in the Bible, but to tell you the truth I don't really know where to begin or end. Can you provide some . . . . . [read more]

121Victory over Sin

I think the reason my pastor preaches on the cross of Christ so much is that he believes it is the solution to every single problem ever faced by a Christian. He says that even after a person . . . [read more]

120Lost People Groups

This is very commonly asked question, but my concern is with the people who have never had the chance to hear the gospel. Take, for instance, China, 40 A.D. The gospel had barely circulated . . . [read more]

119Interpreting the Bible

When I was younger — around 10-13 — I would often talk to my pastor about things I was going through. I trusted him very much, but recently I have grown to distrust most . . . [read more]

117Who are the “sons of god” in Genesis 6?

As the story of Noah begins, it briefly mentions that "there were giants in those days" because the sons of God came and procreated with the women. I have heard theories that say . . . [read more]

116What is the “the flaming sword which turned every way”?

When Adam and Eve were banished from the Garden of Eden, it is said that God placed a flaming sword that went every direction to guard the place so that mankind couldn't return to eat from the . . . [read more]

115How Long were the Days of Creation?

At the end of each “day” of creation, it ends with, “and the evening and the morning were the first day.” By our standards, a day, and the sections such as evening and morning, are defined by . . . [read more]

114What are the Waters Above?

On the second day of creation, it is said that God created a “firmament,” which I assume means the sky. It said that He created it to divide the “waters from the waters,” which, in my . . . [read more]

113A Young Man Struggles with Faith

I wish to offer, in advance, my apologies if I come across as demeaning at all — I don't wish to offend you in any way, and I will try to choose my words carefully. I don't believe I . . . [read more]

111Discerning the Lord’s Body in Communion

In 1 Corinthians 11:29 Paul speaks of “discerning the Lord’s body.” Is this body the bread of communion, the body of Christ (His Church), or the Body of Christ referencing his physical body . . . [read more]

110The Truth Project and Amillennialism

I was interested in finding out a little more regarding The Truth Project by Focus on the Family. I was interested in doing the study at our . . . [read more]

108Paul and the Imminent Return of Jesus

Please consider the following verses. . . . . . [read more]

106Mark On or In the Hand?

Greetings in the name of Jesus. This message is for Mr. Garland, or anyone else that cares to respond. Dear Mr. Garland, I'm hoping you can help me out here, as no one that I have talked to . . . [read more]

104Are Gentile Believers part of Israel?

I am busy with your teaching on the covenants and finding it very informative. I would just like to ask you the following:

  • Are we as "gentile Christians" part . . . [read more]
103Why Should Believers be Baptized?

We have been attending [a church] regularly and the topic of Baptism came up. I see nothing in scripture where this is mandatory, and when the Apostles discussed circumcision etc. for today's . . . [read more]

102What does it mean to worship in spirit and in truth?

What is the full meaning of the words spirit and truth? Is there a distinction between them? Why does Jesus mention they are both needed in order to worship . . . . . [read more]

101Who are the Two Witnesses of Revelation 11?

Could you please tell me who the two prophets are that will return before the coming of the Lord - Elijah and ??? Please provide me with . . . . . [read more]

100Who Chooses Whom in Salvation?

Do you believe that people have free will? Do you believe that people, given free will, have a choice to reject salvation, even though God has offered them the free gift of salvation through . . . [read more]

99Resources on Daniel

I am leading a Bible Study on the Book of Daniel and am looking forward to your completed resources on Daniel. What other resources, (books and articles) . . . [read more]

98NASB 1995 Update

Is the NASB Update 1995 version as accurate as the older version of the NASB? I use the Ryrie and need to buy another and was wondering which edition to purchase: the older version prior to . . . [read more]

97Resources on the Kingdom

I have been gathering some books for a study of Revelation. Is "The Theocratic Kingdom" by George Peters a book worth buying? Is it doctrinally . . . . . [read more]

96Why are People Born with Handicaps?

I have been trying to answer my own questions, even asking about them to people connected with theology.

One of them that I believe made mother Theresa shake in her faith a little is, . . . [read more]

95Resisting the Truth

I am witnessing to a co-worker right now who has also said “I am not ready right now.” This is a very difficult critical time for me and her. I have a responsibility here that is very scary. I . . . [read more]

94Sinners or Saints?

Hi Tony, I appreciate your wisdom and knowledge of the Bible. I have two quotes I've heard from pastors, theologians, and Christians in general. The two quotes are:

  1. “We're all . . . [read more]
93Can Pride be Good?

I taught at my church last night and the issue of pride with regard to servant leadership came up and I mentioned that nowhere in scripture is pride used in a positive sense. I was brought to . . . [read more]

90Revelation 13 and the Abomination of Desolation

I have a question regarding Revelation 13:5-6:

And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? . . . [read more]
89Cremation and the Christian

What does the Bible have to say about cremation? I have been considering cremation but I can't seem to find anything in Gods word about it. Thank you for any help you can give me. I really . . . . . [read more]

88Does God Love or Hate?

The question I have I can't answer. Hope you can help. In John 3:16 we see God's love for the world. However, Psalms 11:5 seems to indicate something different. My Bible(NASB) states: “And the . . . [read more]

85Is Satan in Isaiah and Ezekiel?

I have joined a small group at my Bible church and I convinced them to let me take them through a Bible study that basically covers the basic Bible doctrines from creation to the cross, it's . . . [read more]

84A Second Work of the Spirit?

I've been greatly blessed. I work over night shift and I am free to listen to my MP3 player most of the night and I have found your teachings to be of great benefit in building up my faith. I . . . [read more]

83Knowing God's Will

At a meeting last night the question was asked, “How does one determine and know what God's will is?” . . . . . [read more]

82USA in Revelation?

I have been reading Revelation a lot and America seems to fit the description. What are your . . . . . [read more]

81Israel in Systematic Theology

Hi Tony, I have a question about Arnold Fruchtenbaum's book Israelology. Would you recommend this book as part of a . . . [read more]

79Sons of God and Daughters of Men

Hi. I stumbled upon your site while researching the 7x70 in Leviticus 26:21, but that's not why I'm writing. I don't know how you feel/or what you think about the 'sons of God' issue in . . . [read more]

77Lost Peoples

If God made humankind, why is he (she?) not universally known to all humankind and never has been? A good “father” does not remain a stranger to his children, right? As an example, . . . [read more]

76Does Baptism Save?

I recently had a conversation with someone from the Church of Christ. He said that they believe that a person needs to be baptized and believe in Jesus to be saved. I know we are saved by . . . [read more]

74Abraham as Father of the Jews

From your web page:

We study Abraham's role as the father of the Jews, discussing the promises originating with Abraham and their unconditional nature.
As upholders . . . [read more]
73Is the KJV Bible Inspired of God?

In a recent article on Christian parenting regarding how to study the Bible, the author makes the statement, . . . the King James Bible is indeed accurately translated and is the preserved . . . [read more]

71Is the Church Joined to Israel?

You state that the Church does not "join" Israel. How is that consistent with passages such as Romans 11:16-24? . . . . . [read more]

70The Order of the Church

Is it a biblical fact that elders, deacons, etc. are part of "the order of the Church?" I personally think that there is too much man and God is not welcome and it's all politics . . . [read more]

69Timing of the Rapture

Is there someplace on your site where you've laid out your perception of the end times, including who is involved (the Church, the Jews, etc.) in each piece? And/or biblical support for a . . . . . [read more]

68Literal Translations by Sovereign Grace Publishers

Is there a significant difference between the Literal Translation (LITV) and the Modern KJV, all from Sovereign Grace Publishers (Jay P. Green, Sr.)? Would either make a good . . . [read more]

66Three Important Books

Good morning. Concerning the 3 books to be stranded on an island with:

  • You mention the KJV Bible. Does this not include the NKJV?
  • You mention an exhaustive concordance . . . [read more]
65Are Supernatural Gifts Evident Today?

Are the Gifts of the Spirit (the supernatural manifestation type) for today? I was raised in a liberal Baptist church that taught the Gifts died with the Apostles, although they never could . . . [read more]

64Women with Wings like a Stork

Who are the two women in Zechariah 5:9? Are they good angels,demons, fallen angels or something . . . . . [read more]

63Jerusalem and the Harlot of Revelation 17

I just found your website and I really enjoy most of its content. It is set up in a great way and is really helping me understand idea's and concepts. it is encouraging to see others pour . . . [read more]

62ESV and HCSB Translations

I enjoy reading your comments about various Bible translations. I have read about the ESV (their website) and wondered what your opinion was of this translation. I don't find it too different . . . [read more]

61The Amplified Bible

I was viewing your site regarding comments on the Amplified Bible, or the New International Standard Version that claims to be the most reliable and accurate English translation . . . [read more]

60God's Word on Abortion

Besides the Ten Commandments, where in the Bible can I find God's word on abortion? He has been dealing with me to spread the word that abortion is wrong. I need to find more Scripture about . . . [read more]

59Word Meanings in the KJV Bible

I wanted to ask about helps for reading the KJV Bible. There are many resources available for the archaic words—that's not a problem. I'm concerned about words that I already know but . . . [read more]

58Ezekiel 38 and the Rapture

Is it likely that the church will have already been raptured by the time Gog attempts to invade Israel? I mean, there's no indication that any other big nations are preventing the attack. And . . . [read more]

57Courses at

I would like to take a course study on your program, but I don't know how. I am very much interested to study the word of God and I hope you can help me regarding this matter. I was able to . . . [read more]

56Plants of the Bible

I want biblically mentioned plants described in detail with references, please mail . . . . . [read more]

55Hebrew and Greek Bible Study

I want to read the Bible in Its original languages. Can you suggest any good Hebrew-Greek . . . . . [read more]

54Scofield Study Bible and the Millennial Kingdom

I am brand new to your site. I have a question regarding Bibles. I have just about every version I can think of except the TNIV and The Old Scofield Bible. Can you tell me which is better: . . . [read more]

53The Remnant from a Jewish Perspective

Do you have any information on the concept of 'remnant' from a Jewish perspective? . . . . . [read more]

52NIV as Study Bible

I'm in the process of looking for a study bible and have started researching several different ones. However, during my research I have found that the NIV translation is NOT recommended for a . . . [read more]

51Patience vs. Longsuffering

What is the difference between longsuffering and Patience? I am enjoying listening to your Study on Colossians. I like the idea of people asking questions while you are teaching. . . . . . [read more]

50Revelation of the Man of Sin

Would it be possible for you to clear up one question I have?

It is regarding 2 Thessalonians 2:1-4

I have tried to understand this portion in light of the teaching of Scripture . . . [read more]

49Destruction of the Beast

I have an interesting question for you. Most dispensationalists believe Daniel 7:11 and Revelation 19:20 are parallel.

Dan. 7:11 - Then I kept looking because of the sound of . . . . . [read more]
48Church vs. Israel

When I read in my Bible in Acts 7 I noticed in verse 38 that Stephen actually uses the word "church" in reference to the time of Moses. I understand that the word 'church' comes from . . . [read more]

47Women in Leadership Roles in the Church

I understand and fully believe in the leadership of men in the church, especially in the pastor - elder role. My questions are, can a woman be the Worship Leader (or Music Minister)? Can she . . . [read more]

46Matthew 24, Luke 17 and the Rapture

I wish to thank you for the two CDs received. I have been going through your Revelation Commentary. Though I am still in the first . . . [read more]

45Webshow Slide Viewer

Just came accross your website last night. I look forward to spending some quality time there in the near future. Additionally, your use of an audio/slide presentation grabbed my attention. . . . [read more]

44Twenty Four Elders

In the book of Revelation, it mentions the 24 Elders who also sit on thrones. Are the 24 Elders the 12 Apostles and the 12 sons of Jacob which are the 12 tribes of . . . . . [read more]

43Seven Spirits of God

The Seven Spirits of God? What do they represent? What are the seven spirits and where can I find it in the Bible. I know that it is in the book of Revelation, but what is . . . . . [read more]

42Romans 9:6 - For they are not all Israel who are of Israel

Thank you so much for helping me to see so clearly Romans 9:6 especially with the help of your diagrams.

I . . . [read more]

41Four Horses of the Apocalypse and Zechariah

Are the Four Horses of Apocalypse analogous to the four horses of Zechariah 6:1-5?

And I turned, and lifted up mine eyes, and looked, and, behold, there came four chariots out . . . [read more]
40NASB Bible

On your site you have a NASB in your WordLinks Study Bible. Is that available for purchase or . . . . . [read more]

39Bible Recommendation

There are so many Bibles. What would you recommend? NKJV, NIV . . . study Bible? What would be your recommendation for the best all around Bible? Thanks for taking the time to . . . . . [read more]

38Thompson Chain-Reference Study Bible

You mention that the Thompson Chain Reference Bible NKJV doesn't have "cross referencing" (question #24) and yet looking over mine it does. I was very concerned at first, as I just . . . [read more]

36Comparing King James Bible Versions

I like how your website has some verses that compare the KJV, NKJV and the KJ2000 to each other. At the same time I wish that there could be a way to know about all of the differences between . . . [read more]

35Nero and the Early Church

In your material on Nero (3.12) you point out that the Neronic geomatric calculation was not proposed until the 1800s ie. Fritsche first proposed this in 1831 . . . [read more]

32Courses at

I would like to know more about your studies. I have some questions. Are these studies free?, Do you study them at your own pace? Where do you begin, at the particular study available at the . . . [read more]

31Allah in Islam vs. Arab Christianity

Where did the word Allah come from? I've heard the many names for our God, but never Allah. Is the Allah of Islam the same as the Allah of Arab Christians?

The word Allaah is not . . . [read more]
30Good Witches?

A recent article in the September 7th edition of the Stanwood/Camano News titled STANWOOD-CAMANO DIVERSITY: Witches dispel witchcraft rumors and . . . . . [read more]

29Sunday and the Early Church

Is Sunday said in the bible as the day Christians meet at church or did that day just evolve in time as the day Christians . . . . . [read more]

28NRSV and Liberalism

You state:

We respond to all sincere questions by those who are truly interested in learning. This is not intended as a forum for debate, but for edification and learning. If your . . . [read more]
27Revelation 1:7 - Past or Future?

I am very gratetul to you for your commentary on Revelation on the Spirit and Truth site. It has proved an extremely valuable resource . . . [read more]

24Thompson Chain-Reference Study Bible

I was looking over your advice concerning study Bibles and wanted to ask your opinion of the Thompson chain reference Bible. This Bible has an interesting system of references and topic chain . . . [read more]

23How Can Fallen Men Know Truth?

I was was listening to what Alan Watts teaches about eastern philosophies and found this: “The assumption of Judeo-Christian culture is that man is by nature sinful and therefore can't be . . . [read more]

22The Beginning of the Present Dispensation

I have been following your answers concerning "Mid-Acts Dispensationalism" and my question concerns your remarks about the beginning of the present . . . [read more]

21NRSV and NKJV Bible Translations

Do you think that the NRSV translation itself is good to study from (without the [more liberal] Oxford study notes)? Also, you seem to like the NKJV. I heard that although the NKJV is also . . . [read more]

20Oxford NRSV Study Bible

I was reading your Q&A discussion of Bible Versions. Although I like the KJV it is rather difficult to read—even with helps (like Webster's 1828 dictionary). A Bible I do like a lot is . . . [read more]

19Attributes of God

I will be introducing my nephew (10) to some basic Greek and theology over the course of the summer, and for the theology part I would like him to memorize the fourteen attributes of God as . . . . [read more]

18Mid-Acts Dispensationalism

I deeply appreciate your taking time to answer my questions about mid-acts dispensationalism. In researching this kind of dispensationalism I think I know how they would respond to some of . . . [read more]

17Mid-Acts Dispensationalism

I appreciated your comments on mid-acts dispensationalism (e.g., Cornelius Stam) that you sent to me about a month ago. Teachers of this type of dispensationalism make the point that none . . . [read more]

16Interpreting the Bible

One thing I am having some difficulty with is a good book on hermeneutics. How to study the bible so I can understand what some of those difficult to understand passages mean and I could . . . [read more]

15Teaching at College

After having finished a Bachelor's Degree in Biotechnology (genetics), I had a change of heart and decided I would be of most benefit to the world teaching Religion in a College setting. I was . . . [read more]

14Keeping the Feasts

Do you keep feast . . . . . [read more]

13New English Translation (NET) Bible

Someone mentioned to me the NET Bible ( which has thousands of translation and study notes. I downloaded it (the standard PC version . . . . . [read more]

12Hebrew-Greek Key Word Study Bible

I wanted to ask your opinion of the Hebrew-Greek Key Word Study Bible (in any of the available translations). I heard that this is a dispensationally oriented Bible with many good language . . . [read more]

11Dispensationalism and the Scofield Bible

I am fairly new to dispensational thinking and wanted your opinion concerning the Scofield Bible. Is this still a useful tool for the study of the Bible from a dispensational perspective? . . . [read more]

10Christian Liberty

Perhaps just a small point to your second set of lecture notes [for the course Israel through the Eyes of Scripture] where you represent p. 35 [edited] of the . . . [read more]

9Teaching New Believers

I am working on finding some outlines or articles on Learning God's truth and why we believe. Is the bible really God's word and how to apply it to our lives. I work with our youth at Grace . . . [read more]

8Israel and the Church

When I was searching the Internet for David Baron's Book, The Ten Lost Tribes, I discovered the CTS web site with your article on that same topic as part of your book on Revelation. . . . . . [read more]

7Perspective of

Just wondering where you are coming from? Baptist, Reformed, Charismatic . . . . . . . . [read more]

6Church Attendance and Work

I was wondering what the Bible says on the subject of a profession that does not allow a person to attend services on every other Sunday night and every other Wednesday?  I work . . . [read more]
5Mid-Acts Dispensationalism

I'm enjoying listening to the various studies on your website. I also get recent e-mail updates from you. I'm just learning about dispensational teaching and understand that you are an . . . [read more]
4Role Distinctions between Men and Women

Please tell me what do these verses mean: 1Ti 2:12 But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence. 1Co 14:34 Let your women keep silence in the . . . . [read more]

3King James Bible Versions

I wish that there was a test or survey that I could take to see which of the editions of the KJV Bibles is the closest to how I remember the Bible. Thank you for your time and . . . . . [read more]

2Salvation versus Sanctification

Why do I find it so hard to stay . . . . . [read more]

1Authorship of Revelation

Just out of curiosity, does it really matter the identification of the "hand" that held the pen or is it more important to realize the spirit behind the hand? If we rest on a . . . [read more]

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