Two Different Men, Both Named Jesus

Q.  My daughter floored me yesterday. She is a born again Christian but read on facebook where an Islamic man claimed that after his research the Jesus of the Bible and the Jesus spoken of in the Koran are one and the same. I told her this is not true and that Allah and God are not one and the same either. I don’t want her to go down the Chrislam road as many seem to be doing these days. What proof can I give her to help her see this? I don’t want to buy a copy of the Koran.

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Excited Or Threatened?

Q.  I have been reading a lot on the subjects of singularity and transhumanism. I believe that secular humanist scientists are bent on achieving the ancient lie of men becoming gods and are feverishly working on the last phase of man’s evolution behind the scenes by gene manipulation and integrating man with machine.   But many of the movies I’ve watched  on the the mark of the beast show people reluctantly receiving the mark so they can live and eat. Do you think it’s a possibility that people will be excited to receive the mark due to the possibility of becoming a god?

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Where Are they Now?

Q.   You recently said “At the end of the Millennium the unbelieving dead from all ages will be gathered for their final judgment. Anyone whose name is not found in the Book of Life will be thrown into the Lake of Fire for eternal punishment.”  Where are the spirits of these people now??  Are they in limbo, in eternal punishment or simply not existent at this time?

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Trumpets And Bowls The Same?

Q.  Is it possible that the trumpet judgements and the bowl judgments be defining the same events from a different perspective?  It would seem that we  are seeing God’s view and the unbelievers view of the same action for reinforcement.

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It’s Not Just Semantics

Q.  I have a question regarding this “sinner-righteous” position.  In Romans, Paul makes it clear that we were sinners before Christ came into our lives.   In 2 Corinthians 5:17 (“old things have passed away; behold all things are become new”, and then verse 21 (“…that we might be made the righteousness of God in Him”), it seems to me that we have been changed from actually being “sinners” to “sons of God” (many verses that I know you know!).  So, is this just a semantics thing, or what?  I know that I sin, but in Romans 7, Paul says that it is “sin in me” not “me” that is sinning.  This difference makes all the difference, as I see it, in how we perceive ourselves; and this perception is affirming of Christ’s finished work on Calvary.

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Ark Of The Covenant, In Heaven Or On Earth?

Q.  Re: Rev. 11:19.  This verse has puzzled me for some time, and with having heard/read that “the ark of His testament” resides under the Dome of The Rock in Jerusalem presently, I was wondering what are your thoughts on this verse?

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The Islamic State. Follow Up

Q.  I very much appreciated your round up of the Middle East situation but I am not sure you answered your own question. So, is ISIS, ISIL, IS, or whatever they call themselves, the apocalyptic end times scenario or will God wipe them out?  I believe He will. Others have intimated the same thing you did, that they are the AC predecessors but I think they are a flash in the pan. Maybe I misunderstood what you were saying but clearly, won’t God just wipe this vermin out like Hamas and the rest of the foes of Israel?

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Praying to Satan?

Q.  I recently read a book by an author who used to be a Satanist, where he said a Christian once came to him for help. Apparently,  the Christian guy had been praying for relief from a situation, but nothing happened. So he decided to ask the devil for help instead. It got me wondering, what does God think of that?  This man was praying for help and God didn’t help him, so I guess he caved because he couldn’t take the pressure anymore. Can you give me some answers on this topic?

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