Work For The Lord. Get Paid Twice.

Q. Do you think there is any chance of a future or anything? I keep thinking of Jeremiah 29:11 whenever I think about a career, but when I see the world collapsing I wonder if anything is worth it anymore.  I’m  basically praying for Him to return soon but remember I still have work to do and such ministry wise with my photography projects and whatever career door opens up.   I am honestly running out of options and have hit one of those road signs that says either continue here and hit the same bumps again or go there and everything will fall into place since everything happens for a reason.

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Why Is It So Hard To See?

Q.  I was having a conversation with a friend who totally believes in conditional salvation and it basically ended in an argument. One of the things he kept bringing up was the fact that we had to repent of our sins and that is why it was conditional. Honestly, I was always brought up to always ask for forgiveness of sins and I do and I believe you have said that asking is more for our benefit. I guess my questions here are what if you sin and then you die before having an opportunity to ask forgiveness?  And why is it so hard for people to see that once we are saved we are always saved?

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Two Prophecy Questions

Q. I have a couple of questions I would like your input on as I have wondered about these for some time. First, a lot of talk lately has been that the Antichrist may be a Muslim. What are your thoughts on this? It seems that there is a change in some of the thinking on this recently. Secondly, do you believe that those inhabitants who are living in their mortal bodies during the millennium may continue throughout eternity in their natural bodies? It would certainly add credence to all of the new extra-solar planets being discovered recently.

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Does Prayer Really Help?

Q. I have been reading about predestination.  God knows our whole life, before conception.  It is all planned out.  He knows if we will choose him (salvation) or not.  He knows when people will die.  Why pray for your loved ones, when God knows  It is his will .  All through the Bible, it talks about praying for people, but our lives are already planned out, according to God’s will.

My Mother died of cancer several years ago.  I’m wondering … Why did I pray so fervently, if I knew it was God’s choice to bring her home.  Why do churches have  “prayer requests” ? We cannot change God’s mind.   My mind is “reeling” about these thoughts.  Hope you can help!

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Divorcing For Financial Reasons?

Q.  Is it okay to get a divorce for financial reasons? My husband and I have talked about this.  My previous husband passed away. My current husband and I are just scraping by.   If we were to get a divorce, I could receive Social Security from my previous marriage again.  This would be my last option. I myself feel God would not honor the divorce for that reason. Can you help me out with this?

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Will Everyone Be Saved?

Q.  This is my first time writing to you after being blessed by your Ministry for many years. I believe the word that,GOD desires that everyone will be saved. I also believe the word that, “every knee will bow, and every tongue will confess that JESUS CHRIST is LORD.” These two scriptures lead me to believe that at some point in time everyone except the “Named Three” will be saved. I’ve read a lot of supporting scripture for this. Please, kindly share your understanding with me on this.

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A Prayer Of Confession

Q.   I confess my sins as quickly as I realize that I’ve sinned. There are times however where I don’t confess anything because I can’t remember sinning at all. I spend my time either working, studying God’s Word and being on sites such as yours, and spending time with my wife, not necessarily in that order, and do nothing that goes against His commandments (as far as I know.)  Should I confess on a daily basis anyway?

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Are Some Jews Not Jews?

Q.  I’m confused by Romans 9:6-8, We know that Jacob is Israel and also Isaac’s son, so aren’t all of Jacob’s descendent also those of Isaac? What is meant by “For they are not all Israel which are descended from Israel”? Does this imply some Jews are not Jews?

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Confession And Forgiveness

Q.  I want to make a comment on your answer to Pre-Marital Sex.  You seldom use the word repent in your answers.  If this couple does not repent from their fornication it is unconfessed sin.  Turning from their sin is what they need to do, repent of it before they marry.  1 John 1:9.  Today, repentance seems to be a thing of the past & not used enough.  It is an integral part of our walk with Jesus. Continue reading…