Why Are There No Sacrifices Today?

Q.  The blood of animals (sacrifices) are not required in the Church Age for believers.   The Israelites stopped sacrificing after their return from Babylon and even today are not slaughtering animals as offerings.  Why?

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Is It OK To Be Married?

Q. I have a question about marriage. Is it okay to be married?  This may seem foolish but the Bible says it is better for a man to be single.  I am already married but this makes me feel that I’m weak for not staying alone. thank you for your insight.

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Death In The Millennium?

Q. Would you please clarify this  verse for us?

“Never again will there be in it an infant who lives but a few days, or an old man who does not live out his years; he who dies at a hundred will be thought a mere youth; he who fails to reach a hundred will be considered accursed. Isaiah 65:20.

It sounds like there will be death in the millennium.  Am I understanding that verse correctly?  I am also trying to understand in the millennium  - Rev 22:2 – that the leaves will heal the nations – why do the nations need to be healed?

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Two Resurrections Or Three?

Q.  I firmly believe in the pre-trib rapture and have studied much of your teaching on the subject. I have one area that I am still uncertain about. It is about the resurrection of tribulation saints. In your article “Defending the Pre-Trib Rapture (Again)“  you explain that Rev. 20:4-9 shows that tribulation saints are resurrected at the same time as Old-Testament saints, at the end of the tribulation and before the millennium.  I can see you are correct from that passage, but what proof do we have that these saints are not simply the church age saints who died in the tribulation?

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What Is The Time Frame Of God’s Wrath?

Q.  I would appreciate your view concerning the time-frame of the word ‘Wrath’ in I Thess.1:10 where ‘Jesus delivers us from the wrath to come’ and I Thess. 5:9 where ‘God has not appointed us to wrath’.  Are these verses speaking of the Great Tribulation (3 1/2 years) or do they refer to the entire 7 years of the 70th Week of Daniel?  If this wrath includes the entire 7 years where is it explained in Scripture?  I personally support the Pre-Trib. view and believe the entire 7 years will be about God’s judgment,  but I would like to give a more complete explanation to friends of mine who believe in the Pre-Wrath view.

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How Does That Glorify The Lord?

Q.  I must be missing something, I just don’t get it.  You say in your answer to when will animal sacrifices stop that when the Lord returns sacrifices will begin again and will continue throughout the Millennium.  Why?  How does the slaughter of innocent animals  for 1000 years glorify the Lord?  And why would a loving God want that?

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How Did It Happen? Follow Up

Q.  Re. How Did It Happen? In your answer, you say that the Holy Spirit comes after believing. I’ve believed for a long time that it is the Holy Spirit who draws us and that He woos us to Christ.  Now after reading this answer I’m wondering if I’ve got this wrong.  Would you please clarify?

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Remaining Where God Called Us

Q.  In 1 Corinthians 7:17-23, Paul talked about believers remaining in situations that they once were. He states that God wants the believer (new or existing) to remain in the situation as he/she once was. For instance, Paul said that if a believer was called while a slave, he told them not to be concerned about it. The same goes for circumcision. In responses to situations, do you believe God puts believers in conflicting or bad situations as He did with Paul?  For example, does God want us to be in prison for a crime we did not commit? If we were in slavery, does God want us to remain slaves? This is something to think about when meditating on this verse. How do you look at this verse?

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Born Righteous And Choose To Become Sinners?

Q.  Are we all born righteous and only become sinner when we choose to sin?  In one statement (Romans 5:19) it seems clear that Adam’s sin has infected us, but other scripture tell us we do not bear the punishment of our fathers (Ezekiel 18:19-20).  Then you have those who are adamant in stating we are all born pure and that sin is a choice. Because of Adam the flesh dies but the spirit only dies if one chooses to sin.  As one person put it so directly: “Original sin is a doctrine of demons, we became a sinner by choice, not because of Adam.”  Please help explain this subject?

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Is God For Us Or For Himself?

Q. I recently read an article, which was called “Is God for us or for Himself?” The author  concluded that God mainly and ultimately is for Himself. He holds His own glory in the highest regard and evangelical Christians deceive themselves with the notion that they are the apple of His eye so to speak. Everything that God did and all that Jesus went through was solely for His own glory that is the dearest to Him. We delude ourselves to think otherwise.

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