Q. When Paul was speaking of the natural man cannot understand the “things of God” for they are spiritually discerned, I have two questions: is the natural man just the flesh in every man or actual unbelievers and second, what exactly are the “things of God” in view here? I know many unbelievers with quite pronounced academic backgrounds who “understand” the Bible. Would love some further clarification. Is Paul saying that a non-Christian is completely incapable of understanding the Word of God?
Q. Would you clarify the Tribulation and the Great Tribulation? How I understand it is that the whole 7 year Tribulation begins when Israel signs a (7 year) peace treaty with the anti-Christ and the Great Trib. starts halfway through (3 1/2 yrs) when the abomination of desolation occurs in the Temple by the anti-christ. You seem to focus only on this period. In your opinion, will we believers be here when the treaty is signed and be here through the first half of the Trib.? I always thought we were out of here for the whole seven years. And what will take place during the first half and what about people who are still here in America and other nations who don’t travel/move to Israel… what will they experience?
Q. I have been studying Genesis, using the NLT as my source and I’m stumped. It’s probably just me and numbers, but please help me understand. Genesis 5:32 says “By the time Noah was 500 years old, he was the father of Shem, Ham, and Japheth.” Genesis 11:10 says, “Two years after the great flood, when Shem was 100 years old, he became the father of Arphaxad.” Noah was 601 years old when he came out of the ark, so how could this timeline work out? Other translations say “After Noah was 500 years old”, but what am I missing in the NLT?
Q. My friends and myself are thinking about preparing a Passover Seder meal. Do you have any info about what we should make? Any recipes’? If not, how do we go about getting them? In your opinion, would this glorify the Lord? Would this insult Him? Also, in one of the articles that I read about this meal, it said that we were supposed to drink about 4 glasses of wine. I would fall over drinking that much wine. I haven’t had a drink in 12 years.
Q. The Bible offers nations and individuals an opportunity to return to God, if they will. Has any gentile nation in history ever returned to God after walking with Him and then rejecting Him as a matter of national policy?
Q. More and more when I share my faith I get people saying things like, “I can see that it works for you.” or “Your way works for you and my way works for me.” They don’t believe there is only one way to God and think truth is subjective. I’ve even had people say to me, “Well, good for you.” when sharing what I believe. The only time they get their bristles up is if I talk about absolute truth and challenge their belief that there is more than one way to God. I don’t do that anymore since it doesn’t help. I’m at a loss. How do I witness to such people?
Q. There’s something I don’t understand. If these are the last Blood Moons (2 in 2014 and 2 in 2015) and there will be no more this century as NASA says, are these the Blood Moons of Joel and Acts? If they are not, then the blood moons will be caused by something happening? My mind is really pondering this and could we be so close to the Tribulation!
Q. I understand that it is God’s Will that I be sanctified. And I understand from Romans 12:1-2 that I am transformed by renewing my mind. How do I renew my mind so all the Spiritual Gifts in my spirit can be released ? I understand that until I do this, my mind remains with the leftover old programming from my old nature ! My biggest area of defeat is my emotions and anger in particular. Thank you so much for this web site and all your sound spiritual advice.
Q. My sister was listening to a Pastor who said that at one time God was so disgusted with people, He wished He had never made mankind. I remember that but the Pastor went on to say that it was because of the culture and the low intellect of the people. This doesn’t make sense to me. What do you think?
Q. I recently got into a conversation with a friend who believes that her children have both had previous lives. She claims to have even had a vision of how her son had died in his previous life. I told her that in all likelihood she was dealing with a familiar spirit. However she seemed less than sold on the whole theory. Can you offer any other theory on what it is that would cause a person to have these experiences? Thanks for your insight.