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Update: Due to personal circumstances, I will not be able to answer new questions for a while. I apologize for this. In the meantime, please use the search feature to see whether one of the posts already on this blog may address your question. Thank you very much.

21 thoughts on “Ask a Question”

  1. Is there any evidence to suggest that John believed 666 to mean Nero? I read your post about early Christians. I am wondering about John specifically.

      1. The Western calendar dates from the birth of Jesus, so it has been about 2,020 years since his birth. Jesus lived on earth for about 30 years. But Christians believe that as the Son of God he has existed from all eternity and that he will exist to all eternity. As the author of the book of Hebrews says about him, quoting from Psalm 102, “You, Lord, laid the foundation of the earth in the beginning, and the heavens are the work of your hands; they will perish, but you remain … your years will have no end.”

  2. My daughter, who is 21 now, had always been a perfect child, student and (A/B grades, no partying, no alcohol, no drugs etc.) would tell me of a reacurring dream of a wolflike thing/demon she would dream, hear and see at night. I brushed it off as a normal, teenager’s nightmare. She has since started doing things i never thought she would do. My son, who is 5 years younger, has been haunted by this “thing”. I asked this “thing” to take me instead of my children. I am a different person now the things i say and do are not normal for me. My dreams are horrible, i have sleep paraparalysis, i know I’m asleep, but cant wake up and if i dont literally concentrate on just breathing, i know i will never wake up. I have bruises all over my body that i have no idea how they got there. My father was tormented by depression, or so I thought, he killed himself in 2002. I have suicidal thoughts all the time. My children think my bedroom is scary??? Can you please help me?
    Thank you!

  3. One more thing, when my father was baptized, several people told me he was fighting so many demons. I just read something about how easily your ancestor’s demons can get inside of their kin, especially their children. Is this something you have expereienced or heard of?

    I appreciate any help you can give me!

    1. I would strongly encourage you to seek out pastoral counseling from someone, or from a team, who will take a multidisciplinary approach to the issues that you are facing. This should be counseling that is willing to consider spiritual dimensions as well as psychological and emotional issues. There does seem to be a multigenerational spiritual battle running in your family and if you can find a biblically sound and grounded church that has a mature deliverance ministry, coupled with an openness to ways that medicine and psychological counseling might help, I think that would really help. I’d also encourage you to enlist friends and fellow church members to pray for you regularly right through to the resolution of these issues. I hope this advice and encouragement is helpful and I wish you the freedom and peace that Jesus came to give.

    1. Yes, thirteen. Paul wrote them in approximately this order: 1 Thessalonians, 2 Thessalonians, 1 Corinthians, 2 Corinthians, Galatians, Romans, Colossians, Ephesians, Philemon, Philippians, 1 Timothy, Titus, 2 Timothy. Some scholars consider Galatians to be his first epistle, however.

    1. Thanks for your question. I don’t believe Judas was created specifically to betray Jesus. I believe Judas had a free will he could have used to choose not to betray Jesus. See my series of posts on this subject beginning here. I have a couple more posts I want to add at some point to finish this discussion, but right now my blogging is taking a new direction, as I explain here.

  4. I found an image in your site that I wish to use in my non-monetized (Bible based) daily reading section of my blog with proper attribution. Please can I have your permission (also for other such images used similarly)? Thanks

    1. If an image is on my blog without a source being attributed, then my blog is the source, and you can certainly link to those images or copy and paste them into your blog, with attribution. When I use an image from another source, I attribute it, and so you could get those same images from those sources, or get them from my blog but attribute the original source. Thank you.

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