Catholic And Baptist

Q.  I was brought up with Roman Catholic faith but started going to a Baptist church and became born again. At the same time (of being born again) I met a guy – a Catholic & very much into his faith. We are very much in love and want to get married but have a serious obstacle which is faith & ways of worship.

I don’t know what to do! I’ve been praying about it & doing a lot of research, sharing it with him to show him why I believe what I do, but so far it’s all pointless! I need your prayers (for I know you are a brother in Christ) as well as encouragement or tips on the major issues of difference between the 2 sects. To tell you the truth I feel sick and tired of all the major sects and the way Christ has been divided.

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Problems For Pre Tribbers?

Q.  I  have a question about 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18.  It seems to me this is a problem for the pre-trib rapture.  Paul states “we who are alive and remain until the coming of the LORD shall not proceed those who have fallen asleep…”  In other words, believers are on the earth just before the resurrection of the saved, which clearly occurs after the tribulation, then after they are raised (on the last day as JESUS stated several times in John 6) we who are alive and remain will be caught up with them…”  Paul includes himself in a group that remains until the resurrection of the saved, so they have come through the tribulation.  This is a major problem for me.  How do you explain it?

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What’s Wrong With Me?

Q.  I really feel uncomfortable in all the churches I’ve attended bar one when I lived in London. I don’t attend  anymore as I work long hrs and also have a health problem that can be very painful and very draining.  When I get home at night after working I just want to sit in front of the TV and relax.  Is this wrong as a Christian to be spending more time on work, TV, and family than with the Lord?  I’m worried that I’ll be one to whom He says. “I never knew you.”  I used to be on fire for the Lord.  What’s wrong with me?

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Attracting People At Any Cost And By Any Method?

Q.  We have been attending this Biblically sound church now for some years. The teaching is amazing and accurate.   The leaders have announced that they will change the Saturday evening worship service to include more upbeat music (admitting it will sound louder) and occasionally include lasers and smoke during the worship.  My problem is that, even though their motives seem to be that they want to attract more young people, I can’t help but think that this is appealing to the flesh, and not allowing the Holy Spirit to draw them to himself.  Young people already hear this stuff in the world, and we don’t need to duplicate it in the church.  Should we try to attract young people (as the Church has been trying to do for over 20 years now) at any cost and by any method?

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Genesis And Jasher

Q.  I’m wondering if it is accepted to use books other than the original books of the bible for bible study.  I ask, because my wife & I are currently attending a Bible study Sunday evenings and the book of Jasher is given as much (if not more) credence than the book of Genesis that we are supposed to be studying.  Do you think this is OK?

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A Salvation Question

Q.  I have a question regarding my Salvation.  I was required to attend Church by my Grandmother.  I can clearly recall the Pastor giving the Altar Call and without any outside influence, I went forward at age 12.  I was Baptized and continued to attend Church.  You mention that our Salvation depends on acknowledging that we are sinners and need a Savior and that we believe God raised Jesus from the Grave.  I now believe all of that.  However, at the time I answered the Altar Call, no had told me I was a sinner and even my Grandmother did not tell me that I needed to be saved and how to be saved.  My question is was God providing for my Salvation without my knowing it?  Also, I spent 4 years on an aircraft carrier during Viet Nam and can assure  you I completely forgot about God.  After returning, I realized I needed Church and returned. How does that relate to my Salvation?

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Was Peter In Rome?

Q. Was Peter ever in Rome? I have a friend who is catholic, and she thinks Peter was the first pope. I can’t convince her this is not true. I know Paul went to Rome, he was to minister to the gentiles. Wasn’t Peter to minister to the circumcised? Thank You for taking the time to help me with this. Continue reading…

Who Are The Onlookers Of Ezekiel 38:13?

Q. Re: The onlookers in Ezekiel 38:13.  Who is likely characterized as Sheba, Dedan, and the merchants of Tarshish (and all of their young lions) in this passage? I’ve heard that it may be a reference to a placated US government as well as some veiled reference to Revived Rome. It appears by the passage that they are questioning the apparent invasion in an effort to push diplomacy.

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Unbelievers In The Millennium

Q.  In Zechariah 14:16-18 it says, “Then the survivors from all the nations that have attacked Jerusalem will go up year after year to worship the King, the Lord Almighty, and to celebrate the Festival of Tabernacles.  If any of the peoples of the earth do not go up to Jerusalem to worship the King, the Lord Almighty, they will have no rain.  If the Egyptian people do not go up and take part, they will have no rain.”

I have thought that all unbelievers would be removed and held for judgment after the Tribulation when Jesus comes the second time, but this seems to be saying different.  Will there still be unbelievers who have fought against Jerusalem on this earth during the Millennial reign?

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