Vegetarianism

Q. Is vegetarianism in the Bible? I read that Daniel went vegetarian to avoid eating sinful foods offered by the king.  Jesus was a Nazarene. Weren’t they vegetarians? Jesus fed the people fish but it did not say that he actually ate it.  The ten commandments say not to kill. Doesn’t that include animals?

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Jesus And The Rapture

Q. Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies; and whoever lives and believes in me will never die. Do you believe this?” (John 11:25-26)

You say that Jesus never taught about the rapture, but in this passage doesn’t the phrase “whoever lives and believes in me will never die” refer to those who will be taken on the Rapture?

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Get Behind Me Satan

Q. Peter didn’t like Jesus’ idea that He should come to Jerusalem to die.  The Lord quickly identified who is really speaking there and said :”Get behind me, Satan”.  Why did Satan want to stop the Lord from dying there, if he tried to kill Jesus from time when he was a baby?

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Physical Or Spiritual?

Q. I’ve always believed that our new heavenly body will be physical and still believe that but there is a verse in I Cor. that needs explaining to me.  The verse is I Cor. 15:44 which says:  “It is sown a natural body, it is raised a spiritual body…. “  This sounds like we will have a spiritual body, not a physical one.  Please explain!

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A Model Of The Kingdom

Q.  Knowing the Word of God cannot contradict itself, how do you interpret Matthew 16:28? Were there any present who would not “taste death” or is there another teaching here?

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Are The Church And Israel Separate?

Q. On the Christian Forum I belong to, this statement was made: “Forget Matthew Henry commentaries and don’t force the bible say something it doesn’t say. There is, in truth, no such thing as “the church” (as defined since the 2nd century) mentioned in the bible whatsoever. That is a post-biblical (and quite intentional) error of translation that causes all kinds of contradictions of interpretation.”

This person went on to say  that the word “Church” as translated in the all versions of Scripture is a deliberate attempt to separate Jews and Gentiles by the Catholic Church?  Is this true?

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Is Belief A Work?

Q. I watched a show where the preacher claimed the Bible says that belief is not going to get you saved and that belief is a work.   How do we know we are saved? How do we know for sure we are doing God’s will and not being selfish?  I am scared that I have missed out all these years.  If believing is not part of “faith” then what is Faith?

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A Powerful Delusion

Q.  I was wondering  if you believe people are under a supernatural delusion as described in 2 Thessalonians 2:11 today or will this powerful delusion not be sent until some time during the Tribulation? It seems to me that people are walking around today unable to discern truth from lies. They seem to be oblivious to the rise of evilness and corruptness not only in other countries but also right here in the U.S. When do you think the Lord will send this strong delusion to the people who have not learned the truth of his existence?

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Dealing With Difficult People

Q.   Do you think God puts difficult people in our lives for a purpose? Do you think God wants us to spend more time with difficult people and let friendly people out of our lives? Do you think He puts them there to shape us, to mold us, to change our hearts, and to helps us grow to become more Christ-like (i.e conforming to the image of His Son-which is spiritual growth)?

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Eternal Sonship Of Jesus?

Q.  Would you please help me with the understanding of Ps 2:7.   There are those that teach that there is no eternal sonship and then this verse is quoted. I believe that our Lord Jesus was the Word and that the Word was with God and the word was God. This Word became flesh and dwelt amongst us. That all things were created by Him and for Him. The Bible also teaches that He was before all things and by Him all things consist. Does this verse refer to a time when the Father defined the role of the Son or is there another meaning?

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