Q. Does God put insanity on people to humble them today? It seems this was God’s judgment on Nebuchadnezzar, but only after warning him and giving him 12 months to repent. Does God put illness and tragedy on people to get their attention, teach them or break them in this present age? That doesn’t seem consistent with what Jesus did when He was on the earth – He healed all who were oppressed of the devil and never made anyone sick. I know these claims have come from other commentators, but I would love to know what you would say to them.
Q. Thank you so much for your insight in to the Bible. My question is simple, Doesn’t the Bible say that Christ would be the last prophet?
Q. Could you please explain the significance of 1 Tim 4:16, to OSAS? In this verse, it seems Paul is speaking to those in ministry, and it does appear he is saying that they must make certain they keep their own salvation as well as that of those they are teaching by what they are teaching. It would seem from what is being said in previous verses that these leaders are saved, but could be in danger of losing it (salvation) through wrong teaching, as well as their recipients not receiving it. If anyone can give a clear understanding and clarity to this, I believe you can.
Q. In order for man or a creature to have life and breathe, the Lord must blow the breath of life into them, meaning He blows His Spirit into them. But in order to have eternal life and have His Spirit reside in us, we have to be Born Again. Can you explain the difference here?
Q. Is the Peace Treaty of Dan 9:27 before or after Israel re-builds the Temple?
Q. You have mentioned that Jesus is still in human form, represented by the reference to a Lamb “as it had been slain” in Rev. 5. This is an issue that has been bouncing around in my mind for about a year or so now.
I know Jesus did not lose his divinity by being born human. I know He was separated from His Father on the Cross when the global sins were heaped on Him. But He was restored at the Resurrection.
I understand what this means for me, but what are the lasting effects for Jesus based on His decision to become human and sacrifice Himself for mankind? I have the impression that this is more than Jesus coming to earth, dying, and going back to heaven, picking up where He left off.
Q. I noticed that you use Romans 8:39-39 in justifying OSAS. I’ve been told that this verse lists only external factors and doesn’t include anything internal to us. This means while nothing external to us can cause us to lose our salvation, we can either forfeit or give back our salvation by things we do ourselves. Is this true?
Q. I have a question about 1 Thes. 4:16-18. From this it appears that the ‘dead in Christ’ are sleeping until the Lord comes to resurrect them at the time of the Rapture and unite them with their glorified bodies. I have always heard that the souls of the ‘dead in Christ ‘ are with Him or held apart in a place of paradise awaiting the Rapture or the Second coming. 1 Thess. 4:16 seems to contradict this. It appears that they are being held in the grave.
Q. Can you explain why different doctrines are being taught in churches rather than from the Bible itself. For example you teach from the Word of God and use cross references to what was said in the Word. You also give two or three scriptures that confirm what you are teaching. But we all see different churches saying what they’re teaching is doctrine but then give their opinion in contrast the truth. Is this a sign of the times we are in?
Q. Re: Can We Choose To Be Saved? Thank you so much for this very encouraging message. God be praised!
I do have one question, though, (that perhaps you have addressed elsewhere?) about our part in the “salvation of our souls”. Since it seems the choice is up to each human individual to avail oneself of the “amazing grace” unto eternal life, how is it then that this choice could not therefore, lead to pride in one’s “superior” ability in making such a “good” and “great” decision? Have you seen/heard of this in anyone?