KHCB Broadcast – Pastor’s Q & A – April 21, 2022• Dr. Andy Woods • April 21, 2022 • KHCB Radio
KHCB – Q & A – April 21, 2022
The transcript contains the Questions received – parenthesis indicate where in the broadcast the question is asked :
1 – (04:10) – Was Mary Magdalene a disciple? Is it accurate to consider her the first Apostle since she was the first person to report seeing the Risen Lord?
2 – (07:00) – My question is in the Book of Revelation. After the Thousand-Year Reign, there’s the second Rebellion there that’s taken place. And my question is, where does that come from? Could it be maybe – that the sin nature has been extracted from the people or has it just been compressed during that thousand years? And Satan has been able to lead the second Rebellion?
3 – (13:55) – We all heard that Abraham had Ishmael and Isaac. How many sons, given by name in the Bible, did Abraham have and the 2nd part of that (question) is – where does it show up for the first time that once a gift is given, it is without repentance and the individual gets to keep that gift?
4 – (17:22) – My question is – I had a lengthy discussion with my Brother last week about two parts of the Bible – I don’t remember exactly what Bible verse it is. But you probably will remember where it says in one passage that the Lord stimulated David’s counting of the people and then on the other passage I think it said Satan did. I did not have enough argument to defend myself on this one but I really would like for you to shed light on that so I can share that with my brother.
5 – (22:09) – I have a teenager – he’s about 16, soon to be 17 years old. And life has been a little bit difficult for him. He had an ACL operation – as a soccer player he acquired that injury. And recently he had another knee accident playing soccer at school again. And he says to me “Why does God allow this? Why do I have to go through this? Why doesn’t God protect me?”. And I was explaining to him that becoming a Christian is not dependent on circumstances, feelings, events in life. You are a Christian by faith and what the Lord Jesus has done for you. And as a matter fact it’s a harder life! It is much more commitment when you are Christian. It’s a narrower path. What would you say to a teenager who’s going through a difficult phase? Their hormones are changing, they’re discovering things and life, they’re becoming adults and in their minds they did try to fit in at school, but they can’t because of their Christian views and values. How can we explain that the Christian life is a commitment but it’s also a sacrifice and it’s nothing compared to what we will be in heaven?
6 – (27:50) – We see that Mary and Martha are sisters to Lazarus. That’s clear in Scripture. Is Mary Magdalene that same Mary? And if not, then I need scripture to go to defend who Mary Magdalene might be.
7 – (34:12) – My question is out of the book of Joel 3:6 it says “The children also of Judah and the children of Jerusalem have ye sold unto the Grecians, that ye might remove them far from their border.” So when I get to Acts 9:29, he says “And he spake boldly in the name of the Lord Jesus, and disputed against the Grecians: but they went about to slay him.” Are these Grecians the Northern Kingdom that has come out of the captivity of Greece? Are these Israelites Northern Kingdom Grecians that Paul is disputing with?
8 – (37:41) – I’m coming with something I have been confused about for a few years. I hear it’s happening more and more and people are saying this more and more. I’m talking about the diversities – they’re talking about in Ephesians 4 – about the five-fold Ministries. I’m hearing everybody hollering about they are Apostles. My question is: Are there any modern-day Apostles? Because I heard y’all answer a question about the Apostles that were with Jesus and also Paul. What positions can the women hold according to those five-fold Ministries?
9 – (43:53) – I am calling you about – it has to do with my husband who is Jewish. And I don’t know whether he believes in Christ or not. And so it’s a great burden and distress to me that he doesn’t. And so I have been reading and was reading in Galatians about Abraham and how Abraham heard and it was credited to him, he believed it and it was credited to him as righteousness. And there’s also faith comes by hearing. And I was just looking and then there’s another Hebrews verse having to do with hearing and faith coming by hearing. And several questions here – Abraham was a pagan before he heard God, believed in Him and obeyed His call. That’s one question. And the second thing is this doctrine that faith comes by hearing. I’m having a hard time with my responsibility to bring my husband to Christ, so does that mean I must bring him to church so that he can hear? Because, I mean that’s not what happened with Abraham obviously. Abraham heard directly from God. But I mean that’s there. And then the other thing is, if that if he does not believe, having to do with the doctrine of election, is that just means that he was not predestined to the become a Believer and be saved? Anyway, those are my questions.
10 – (50:35) – I was wondering if Dr. Woods can answer my question about the King James Version Bible uses the word Easter in the book of Acts. And then when they came out with the New King James version, they turned it back into Passover, so I was going to see if Dr. Woods had any kind of knowledge on that. I thought that somebody gave me the explanation that it was because of Anti-Semitism. I don’t know when the translators did that. So we’ll use Resurrection Sunday or either the Resurrection Day because our pastor that retired, he did not ever use the word Easter. And I was just going to also ask is there any proof that the Easter is actually related to Pagan Worship in the older days?
11 – (54:34) – Yes, where in the prophetic timeline is Isaiah 17:1 regarding Damascus and Jeremiah 49:35-39 regarding Elam? And I want to thank you guys – I’m studying along with you and the Middle East meltdown Zechariah and Genesis part of your online church. Thank you very much.