Did We Get Our Bad Qualities From God?

Q. My question is: If we were made in God’s image and likeness, then are our bad qualities also from Him? I don’t mean to be disrespectful, I love the LORD, yet the Bible tells of many instances where GOD has wrath, and leads the army of Israel to victory against the other armies. And many are killed. Please help me to understand this side of GOD.

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Who Are The Chosen?

Q.  I have a question about the “Chosen”.  The scriptures teach us that all who believe are saved. To me that means anyone has the opportunity to be saved.  Christ said when He was lifted up all men would be drawn to Him. To me that means he calls all men to repentance. I know not all respond positively to this call. Some accept and others reject. But what I’m trying to figure out is; Believing in free will opportunity for all, who are the Chosen?

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A Murderer From The Beginning?

Q. Can you please clarify two passages in the Bible ?  One is in John 8:44 which stated “He was a  murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth because there is no truth in him”.  The other verse is in Ezekiel 28:15 which states “Thou wast perfect in thy ways from the day that thou wast created, till iniquity was found in thee”.  These scriptures are both describing Lucifer are they not?  If he was a murderer from the beginning, then how could he have been perfect in all his ways?  How can they both be correct?

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I Never Knew You

Q.  I think it’s interesting that in the Parable of the Ten Virgins Jesus said to the five foolish ones, “I never knew you”.  In the Sheep and Goat judgment He says to the goats “depart from me” while in the Sermon on the Mount He says both: “I never knew you–depart from me”.  Have you noticed that?

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Where Did His Power Come From?

Q.  When Jesus calmed the storm, raised the dead, fed the 5,000 with two fish and a loaf of bread was He using divine power or was He relying on the power of the Father in those instances?

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Bacteria And Viruses

Q.  I am wondering where bacteria and viruses came from…the creation account gives no level beyond insect life in Gen 1.25 assuming things that creep means insect world, tho they are ugly, God made them, but microscopic world is not mentioned. Why would God make such things dangerous and harmful to life? If he didn’t who did?

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Why Is Satan Still Free?

Q. After Satan’s fall, why did God allow him to deceive Adam and Eve, and to continue to run rampant throughout the earth destroying lives when God could have simply cast him into the lake of fire from the beginning and have it done with, sparing mankind (including Adam and Eve)?

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Death During The Great Tribulation

Q. If one is living through the tribulation period and dies do they go to heaven to be judged at the time of their death? I guess what I am asking is will believers who die during the tribulation go to heaven while unbelievers who die go to hell awaiting the  judgment?

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Shed Blood Or Death?

Q. I believe that Jesus paid the penalty for my sin by dying on the cross. But, I was told by a deacon that I have to believe Christ literally “shed his blood” and died to pay the penalty for my sin. My question is, was it both his blood and death that paid the penalty? I’m really confused because I thought I only had to accept his death as full payment.

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Destroying Iran. Follow Up

Q.  Re: Destroying Iran? It seems that Israel could very well strike and destroy Iran’s nuclear facilities without destroying their capability to wage war with conventional weapons.  Wouldn’t an attack by Israel be likely to bring on the attack of Ezekiel 38 rather that thwart it?

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