Who’s Responsible? Follow Up

Q.  Re: Who’s Responsible For This.  I believe, Father God had a “blueprint” of everything that was going to happen to our world. Before something happens, He knows. Therefore, did He not know us by our names, who we were going to be, everything that was going to happen in our lives etc, even before we were “a twinkling in our parents eyes”,  and not only from conception?

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How Does Satan Work?

Q.  In the recent post “Satan’s Greatest Defeat,” 1 Cor. 2:6-8 seems to indicate that Satan and his minions were behind the crucifixion of the Lord.  How do you think he goes about making his plans happen?  Is it mind control of some sort?  I know that God is actually in control and uses Satan to accomplish His plans, but am uncertain just how Satan works and what powers he has over people.

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Who’s Responsible For This?

Q.  Can you please help me answer my 12yr old son’s question? He doesn’t understand why God would create people like Hitler, knowing full well what they will do here on earth.  And in his opinion he feels like God must not really want everyone to go to heaven since God knows what their choices will be & he still allows people to be born that are “destined for hell”.  I’ve read some online explanations, but I need something that a 12 yr old can understand.

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Will There Be Two Heavens?

Q.  Will the church -in New Jerusalem- be separate from all other believers for eternity? Will there be 2 heavens?  Thank you for considering questions from confused people like me.

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The Withered Fig Tree. Follow Up

Q.  Re: The Withered Fig Tree.  My Question is: If the cursed fig tree is symbolic of Israel, and Jesus’ words were that it would henceforth bear no fruit forever, how do we reconcile that with national Israel being in the millennial Kingdom obviously bearing fruit to the Lord? “Henceforth” and “forever” don’t leave any wiggle room for “except in the millennium”.

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Celebrating The Feasts

Q.  The real reason that Christians do not celebrate feasts and holidays of the Lord is because years ago, Roman Christians sought to remove all the Jewishness from Christianity. It had nothing to do with what Jesus said because he celebrated all the feasts and holidays of his Father and we need to do the same.

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Was Pre-Flood Mankind Vegetarian?

Q.  My grandson watched the movie of Noah recently.  When we were discussing it, I made the comment that mankind did not eat meat until after the flood. He then stated that non-believing pagans did eat meat because they didn’t care.  My question is: Did only Adam’s line not eat meat until God gave permission post-flood that they could and that at that post-flood animals would no longer be under the dominion of man?  For example, was Cain and his line meat eaters pre-flood as well as non-believers in God?

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Satan’s Greatest Defeat

Q.   In Matthew 16:21 Jesus tells his disciples that he must go to Jerusalem to be put to death and raised on the 3rd day.  I’ve always understood that Satan must have been ignorant of the fact that Jesus needed to be crucified for our salvation.   Other wise he would have tried with all of his might to thwart this from happening.  If he heard this straight from the mouth of Jesus that this should happen, then why wasn’t he trying to stop it?  We all know that God’s plans would always trump man’s and Satan’s plans, but seems curious to me that he seemed to help the Jewish leaders anger against Jesus.

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The Millennium. More Follow up

Q. Once again you have stated that the Jewish people will return to the Old Covenant and sacrifice animals in the temple. I do agree that they will during the first half of Daniel’s 70th week, but don’t agree that those who accept Jesus as their Messiah and survive unto the Millennium will continue in that ritual. I believe that a new covenant will be made between God and man that will not include blood sacrifice. Jesus made the ultimate blood sacrifice for all pre- and post- Rapture believers.

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Muslims Against Muslims?

Q.  I have a question regarding the end times going forward and the events that we see taking place in the Middle East. Not so much between the Jews and Muslims, on that I am pretty clear.  Is this expected and where in the Bible do we get an explanation of the ongoing battles between the Muslim groups and all of the fighting which appears to be evolving into a full out civil war or Sunni vs Shia?

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