Old Testament Promises

Q.  I cringe when I hear Christians claiming Old Testament promises like Jeremiah 29:11 and 2 Chron. 7:14 because it seems they were specifically for Israel  often at a specific point in time. People want to claim Israel’s benefits, but not their judgments!  Is it wrong to claim promises such as those listed above? How can we discern what was for Israel alone vs. what can apply to us today? Is it based on personal vs national promises? I’m confused.

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Martyrs And Saints

Q.  Scripture tell us that man is appointed once to die and then judgment.  The Bema seat is for the Bride and the great white throne is for all those whose names are not found in the Book of Life.  When do the tribulation martyrs/ saints receive their judgment and also the old testament saints?

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Is God In Everyone And Everything?

Q.  Several colleagues of mine are involved in new age mysticism and eastern religions. A common belief of theirs is that “god is in everyone and everything” and they often talk about “seeking oneness” with the universe. Could you please help point me to scriptures that address this directly?

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Churches Of Christ

Q.  Question: Are the churches of Christ the church Christ built and are all the others wrong? I’m very confused.

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OSAS … Again!

Q.  I am an Ordained Minister of the Gospel and I must admit, I have used much of your teaching in my messages! One of the questions I’m commonly asked is about OSAS. This first occurred when a member of my church asked me if that meant she could “Commit murder and still be saved and go to heaven.” I have also been told by critics of OSAS that this is a license to sin.  I have been reading your books and commentaries on this interesting subject and must admit that you have changed my mind and I thank you. However, what is to keep some one who is saved from turning his/her back on Jesus and “going astray”?

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Three Heavens?

Q.  In 2 Cor 12:2, Paul reports being caught up to the third heaven. Where are the other two and what scripture references are there?

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Hagar Moments

Q.  I was wondering if it’s possible for us to have what I call “Hagar” moments in our own lives.  I mean moments where God seems to have promised something, but then something else comes along which would seem like a better choice, but would only lead to disaster?

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Prayer Language And Tongues

Q.  Your response to “Born Again Twice” mentions prayer language, i.e. speaking in tongues.  I don’t get this whole tongues thing.  I’ve never had a prayer language; and frankly after asking for it many times in an attempt to do all God would have me do, without receiving, I don’t believe it’s for every Christian otherwise God would have given me one.  Do you believe every Christian must speak in tongues or have a prayer language?

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Creationism And Evolution

Q. How does one reconcile the arguments of creationism vs. evolution? I hold fast to the belief that God created man, but, with overwhelming proof of the concept of evolving is there any proof outside faith that at some point God made man as he is today and in doing so broke from the predecessor “cave man” etc. Is there a blending of the two concepts that is acceptable to the Christian faith?

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