Won’t God Be Obvious?

Q.  You mentioned that the New Jerusalem will become the source of light for the earth.  Wouldn’t the people on earth during the Millennium realize that it has replaced the sun and moon?  How could there be any doubt about God among the nations if it is a visible light for them to see?

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Could The Church Have Done A Better Job?

Q.  Recently I have come across articles that blame the church for all the evils in the world.  These people claim that the world wouldn’t be in the state it’s in if more Christians had entered politics, teaching positions, and other positions of authority, as well as failure to witness.  Some of these articles come from Christians.  What do you think?

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Does Failure To Forgive Bring Loss Of Salvation?

Q.  I just heard a prominent TV preacher say that if we do not forgive others, God cannot forgive our souls. So, I submit that millions of people who believed that Jesus Christ died for their sins, have died resenting the actions of another person and hold that person in a condition of unforgiveness. So according to this TV preacher, there souls are not forgiven and eternally separated from God’s presence.  What say you, Jack?

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The Resurrection Of Believers

Q. The Old Testament saints were set free from Abraham’s bosom and then went up to paradise when Jesus went to the center of the earth for 3 days.  However, they will not get their bodies until after the Great Tribulation ends.  So the Church saints (and angels) will ride back with Jesus at the 2nd Coming but the O.T. souls have to wait until the battle is over.  Right?  If yes, do they have to wait to get their spiritual bodies because they are connected to the 70th week by being Jewish?

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Doubting My Faith

Q. I am struggling with some things for days now, and my father told me to write to you about them.  This is one of my problems, and I’m not sure if its just attacks from Satan or what because I’m constantly unsure if I’m a child of God, and I feel very afraid. What is the difference between doubt and unbelief?  I am scared that I don’t have the faith to be saved, and I get a terrible fear in my heart. Can you please give me advice?

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A Post Rapture Remnant?

Q. A friend recommended your website and I’m really glad they did. I was impressed with what I’ve read so far. I wanted to get your opinion on something I’ve come to understand in the last few years. I’ve believed in the Rapture for some time now, but always had the feeling that I would not be Raptured, even though I’m a believer.  I did not know what to make of this but some time after that I read Romans 9, especially focusing on verses 23-31, and came to the conclusion that I would be part of the remnant. What have you come to understand about the remnant through your reading and study of Scripture?

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Would The Temple Have Been Destroyed Anyway?

Q.  I  know that if Jewish Leadership would have accepted Jesus death/resurrection for their sins when He came the first time, the church would not have been born. The remaining 7 years would have begun following the resurrection of Jesus. My question is, would the temple still have been torn down or would the antichrist have just stood in Herod’s temple?

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Who Should We Pray To? Follow Up

Q.  Re:  Who Should We Pray To? You responded with “We can pray in the Spirit and in His power”. Please explain “pray in the Spirit”. My local church preaches that this is tongues but reading the verses they use in context doesn’t make sense. When I throw out those verses used out of context I am left with Ephesians 6:18 and Jude 20. Both mention “praying in the spirit” but do not instruct on what it is.   I do not understand how they can build a doctrine on this when there is so little instruction.  Surely if tongues is important as it is preached the Holy Spirit would have put instruction on it in the word. I can hardly turn a page without being told how to walk in love, live by faith but not much on “praying in the spirit” Am I missing something here?

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Waiting UponThe Lord. Follow Up

Q.  I appreciate your answer for the person asking what it means to wait on the Lord.  In your answer you said,  ” I believe it means that after praying for direction, we are to wait patiently for the Lord to provide it.”    If so, then how does James 2:17 apply, ” In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead?”    To me, waiting means just that, you wait.  You don’t step forward in any direction.  So, if we pray in faith and then accompany that pray by action, where does the waiting fit in?

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