Dear Midnight Call,

In your answer to the Letter to Editor “Millennium Sinners,” you said, “It stands to reason there must be a remnant, not of believers, but of unbelievers who enter the millennium.” I strongly disagree. In Matthew 25:31-46, the writer says that when the Son of Man comes, He will separate the sheep from the goats. The sheep on His right hand will inherit the kingdom, and the goats on His left hand will be cursed to eternal fire.

Also, Revelation 13 tells us that all will be forced to receive the mark of the beast. It is inconceivable that anyone who bears the mark of the beast will enter the millennium.

It is my belief that the people who enter the millennium will be those who accepted Christ as Savior during the tribulation and managed to stay alive until Christ’s appearing on the last day.

-T. Galuszka, MI
Dear Brother,

I have an issue with playing cards or any game for money (gambling). I am with a group of ladies who play cards and various games, and everyone puts up a few dollars ($2 per game).

I’ve seen gambling much of my life as my dad was a professional gambler. As much as I enjoy gambling (but they say it is not gambling), I choose not to put up any money even if it is only $2. I have been ridiculed and been told that I’m way off. I make it a point not to condemn anyone who puts up money, but stand firm on my conviction. To me, gambling is gambling, like you can’t be half-pregnant, and though they allow me to play some laugh at me.

I do not play bingo for money, but do provide gifts for members of a senior group who win the gifts—some say that it is still the same.

As seniors, some of us go regularly to casinos.

Please tell me what the Bible has to say about this. Thank you.

-L. Durand, FL
Dear Brother Arno,

The Midnight Call is a unique and both interesting and controversial publication.

I especially enjoy the Letters to the Editor, Wilfred Hahn’s perspectives, and the World Focus sections.

The debates on eternal security of the believer, whether “conditional” or “unconditional,” will likely continue until the end of time.

I have always viewed God’s relationship with humans as a covenant relationship with both signatures required to validate it.

To me, the word “If” is the pivotal little word in the Bible and is often conveniently ignored because it fouls up our established technology. I am not going to begin quoting verses since space would not permit it. As a minister and Bible student for 40+ years, I see Scriptures to support either view when taken alone.

One paragraph in the answer to the “Blotted Out” letter, November issue, did cause me to write this letter. It was this one:
“The danger of the teaching that what God has created can be lost, alludes to the fact that God did not make a perfect work.”

What about Satan? Ezekiel 28:13-16 must be speaking about more than the King of Tyre since he would not meet all of the description given. “You were perfect in your ways from the day you were created.”

What about creation? The world itself, and also Adam and Eve. Genesis 1:31, “God saw everything that he had made, and indeed it was very good.” He lost it to the extent that Jesus Himself called Satan “the god of this world.” Was there a fatal flaw in God’s work? And then, of course, there is John 17:12.

-A. Miller, OH
Dear Arno,

I couldn’t help but notice that the letter sent in by C. Bennett, CA (Midnight Call, October 2014 issue) mentioned a stumbling block that I had experienced in the past. The writer expressed a lack of understanding of the sinless Jesus having been born of a sinful mother.

The answer is in the blood. In animal husbandry, we find that the blood line is from the sire or father. The blood of the offspring is passed down from the father and at no time does the unborn animal’s blood ever co-mingle with the mother’s blood. The mother’s blood supplies nourishment to the baby through the umbilical cord, but the baby does not use her blood as its own. So it is with mankind. The father sets the blood type and carries the bloodline. In the case of Jesus, His blood comes from His Father (and ours) in heaven. Having an origin not of this evil, satanic and sinful world, His blood is sinless.

It may be that this will clear up some haze in your letter writer’s understanding of Mary as the mother of Jesus.

-W. Best, ID
Dear Arno,

I “found” Midnight Call when I was attending additional studies at the University of North Texas around 1985 and have been with you ever since.

I do thank my God and Savior that I was already born again when I picked up my first issue of Midnight Call magazine, because after reading your belief statement, the Holy Spirit told me that Midnight Call’s ministry is for real!

Your writings have been of great help to me in my walk with Messiah Christ. I just began Dear God, Thank You for Not Answering My Prayer and found that chapter one’s explanation of a person’s spirit, soul and body is truly the most thorough and best insight I have ever read. This writing has helped me understand what God did in my mind, heart and spirit that day I called out to Him in confusion and anguish. I wanted to KNOW Him. He answered that prayer! But, until today, I had not grasped the concept of soul vs. spirit. This insight will be of great value as God allows me to minister Christ to others.

So, I am just saying, thank you so much for writing this book. And, you are so very correct: we who love Jesus must study His Word. It is alive! It speaks! It corrects! It comforts! The Bible is our only and true guide.

Again, thank you for speaking the truth in love through authorship of this book about prayer.

-C. Snokhous, TX
Dear Mr. Froese,

I have been a long-time supporter and contributor to MCM. I plan on continuing it and receiving the MCM magazine.

My question is, what is your opinion on Jewish Voice Ministries and President Jonathan Bernis? Are their views and beliefs along the lines of what you believe on prophecy, etc.? I receive their telecast and would like to know if you would consider them to be good to view along with me receiving MCM magazine.

-R. Candler, NJ
Dear Arno Froese,

I would like your comment on this Scripture: Matthew 16:28 NIV, “I tell you the truth, some who are standing here will not taste death before they see the Son of Man coming in His kingdom.”

I looked in a Bible commentary, and some thought Jesus was talking about the Transfiguration, while others thought he was talking about the coming of the Holy Spirit on the day of Pentecost. I think he was talking about his persecution.

-W. Estes, OK
Dear Editor,

I thought Nebuchadnezzar did not tell his dream deliberately because he wanted a true answer. Where do you get the idea that he forgot the dream?

-K. Burcham, IN
Dear Editor,

You have indicated that all the people who go into the millennium would be unbelievers. Revelation 13:15 seems to support your position. I had assumed that it would be believers that would go into the millennium. One reason for this was that I thought the 144,000 Jews would be protected by God and that Satan could not kill them. Another reason is I assumed that Christ was setting up a perfect Kingdom, and if that is so it seems strange to have nonbelievers starting it. Is Revelation 13:15 the only verse that speaks to who will go into the millennium? Thanks for all the teachings in the Midnight Call.

-E. Schalin, AZ
Some people thought Christ would return in the year 2,000. But, according to Israel’s calendar, the year 2,000 has not yet arrived. Could the idea of 6,000 year history and then the millennium be based on Israel’s calendar?

-D. Pickle, VA
Dear Midnight Call:

My family members have been Masons for many years and they are Christians.

I am a past Grand Matron of the Order of the Eastern Star. The Eastern Star (5 points) tells us about the lives and legacies of Adah, Jephthah’s daughter, Ruth (who assisted Naomi), Esther (Queen), Martha (whose sister was Mary and brother Lazarus) and Electra (who lived in St. John the evangelist’s day).

Our mission is to aid in our communities and state, and further Christian work. We sponsor a nursing home and assisted living and do other charity work.

The Grand Lodge is not a church, but a group of men who also do community missions.

The Shrine Club sponsors and supports hospitals for children who need assistance.

The Knights Templar sponsors medical work for children in need of eye care.

Other groups support mission work in other areas of need.

One of the main requirements to join is to believe in God and not be afraid to confess.

I’m sending this yearly statement to you as it tells about the “Long Life” of Masonry as it began in the building of “Solomon’s Temple at the Beginning of Time.” These are true statements and needs to be honored with dignity.

-E. Steptoe, SD
I remember many years ago Wim Malgo wrote an article in Midnight Call about the strong possibility of the Kurds in Northern Iraq, etc. coming from the Northern division of Israel after their 722 B.C. captivity and dispersion by Assyria.

What is your view of this?

Do you still have that article? It probably was 30-35 years ago.

I have never heard anyone else mention this, but have always thought it was a good possibility after reading his article. Thanks for your response.

-R. Bauer, IL
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