Sprinkling His Blood

Q.  How do you think (or describe) Jesus actually “Sprinkled His Blood” on the altar in Heaven?  This question  comes to my simple mind every time I see the act mentioned and your explanation would be greatly appreciated. If you have explained this in another article would you direct me towards it.

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What Do These Phrases Mean?

Q.  I’ve been looking for someone I felt to be a good source to answer these questions.  I’m not sure if these are scripture but if so, I’d like to know how they apply to a believer today. 1) looking into a glass dimly lit, and 2) calling things that are not as though they were.  Can you help?

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Is It Wrong To Go Over there And Fight?

Q.  Thank you for very clear scriptural answers to some difficult questions these many years. I would like to know if you feel it is wrong if Christians would take up arms against ISIS, and go there to physically fight against them. They seem to be causing an upheaval unlike anything we’ve seen since the crusades.

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The Same, Yesterday, Today, And Forever

Q.  I’ve read and heard many times… “I am the same yesterday, today and tomorrow.”  Recently though I’ve been digging into Old Testament and came across Nahum and then Habakkuk. It’s hard to understand the quote noted above about “I am the same…” and apply that to some of the Old Testament books as they speak of a God who is unforgiving and full of wrath.  Can you please shed some light there for me? For a younger Christian, it appears we read about 2 completely different versions of God from the Old to the New Testaments. I realize that’s not the case as God doesn’t contradict Himself so I’m just working to understand.

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Is Jesus The Only Way?

Q.  I am taking a study on the book of John.  In our current session a discussion came up on John 14:6.  The leader of the group had a reference from a preacher who stated there are many ways to get to heaven and that accepting Jesus as our savior was just one.  I tried to point out that the passage of John 14:6 was Jesus telling us that the only way to God and heaven is by believing in him and accepting him as our savior.  Surprisingly I found myself in the minority.  Please give me your thoughts on John14:6.

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Judging Nations?

Q.  I fail to see how you can conclude that God does not judge nations whenever it is necessary, as He has throughout all of history. There are consequences for sin and there are blessings when God’s Word is obeyed and/or His principles applied. Nations and individuals are all subject to the law of “you reap what you sow.” This applies to the individual as well as Nations. This is not only true throughout the Bible, it is true in secular history as well. I am a simple man Jack, and this is just simple common sense and simple common Biblical sense.

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Rome And Babylon

Q.  My question centers on Revelation 17:18 where one of the seven angels who had the seven bowls tells John the identity of the harlot who sits on the beast.  He tells John that “The woman whom you saw is the great city, which reigns over the kings of the earth.”  At the time of John’s revelation, it is my understanding that the ancient city of Babylon was in ruins or certainly insignificant.  The angel is speaking to John in present tense as best as I can determine and the only city that ruled in John’s day was Rome.  Add to this the evidence given to John in the earlier portion of chapter 17 indicating that the harlot is sitting on seven heads that are seven mountains.  Rome is the city on seven hills (mountains).  What is the relationship between Rome and ancient Babylon or am I way off the bench mark?

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