Interpreting 1 Cor. 1:28

Q. Can you help with the meaning of this phrase from I Cor. 1:28 “and things which are not, to bring to naught things that are”? I’ve read several commentaries, but this phrase eludes me. (I really like your site.)

A. I think Paul was referring to something that can’t be seen (faith) which has greater significance than something that can (works) as the basis for our salvation so that no one can boast before him, as he explained in verse 29.

Our good works can be judged by others, leading them to express a favorable opinion about our righteousness. But the real measure of our righteousness is faith in the Lord’s work on our behalf. That’s something no one but the Lord can judge, and its absence will bring all of our good works to naught.

Are The Seal Judgments Open?

Q. I have a friend who thinks we’re already experiencing the seal judgments. I told him that the Tribulation can’t officially start until the covenant is signed and confirmed between Israel and the Antichrist, and that has not happened yet. So the four seals are not in the process of being opened. Nor will they be, until we, the Church, are out of here. I said what we are experiencing now are birth pangs. The seal, trumpet, and bowl judgments won’t commence until the Age of Grace is finished and the last 7 years of the Age of the Law begin. We’ll be in Heaven with Jesus by then. Continue reading…

Is Abortion Permitted To Save The Mom?

Q. Greetings in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. I was asked a question for which I really had no answer. Question is very simple and straightforward. Say a mother is pregnant and is having complications during her pregnancy and giving birth to a child may cause her to loose her life. In this case would abortion be valid to save the mother or are we to save the child? Continue reading…

Dead Body, Sleeping Soul. What About The Spirit?

Q. Some say that 2 Cor. 5:6-8 means we Christians when we die, our spirit will go to be with the Lord. Our bodies and souls (mind, will, emotions) stay asleep until Christ returns at the last trumpet. I am confused as to whether the body with the soul is asleep and the spirit goes to be with the Lord. If the soul is asleep with the body, then what does the spirit do with the Lord and what about those who are alive will be caught up in the air with those who are raised from sleep? Continue reading…

Madrid Interfaith Meeting

What are your thoughts on the interfaith meeting in Madrid? I wonder if the “one world religion” could simply be the “tolerance” espoused by so many these days. It’s okay to be any faith, as long as you don’t put your beliefs into action, or even speak them.

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The Catholic Church In The Tribulation

Q. Do you feel that Rome, Vatican, Catholic Church, etc. will play a major role during the tribulation? I feel that sometimes people are afraid to point the finger at the Catholic Church in prophecy–Daniel and Revelation. I was in the Catholic Church for 15 years and thankfully 2 years ago God opened my eyes to see how HIs Word differs from the teachings of the Catholic Church. Thanks for your website. Continue reading…

Is There Enough Time If The Rapture Comes Now?

Q. I have frequently heard it said that nothing else has to happen before the rapture can take place. This may be true, but it seems like there is to much left to take place, for it all to happen after the rapture, if the rapture was to occur now. I do realize that the last seven years doesn’t start at the occurrence of the rapture, but at the time of the seven year peace contract between Israel and the anti-Christ. Continue reading…

How Could He Do That?

Q. It seems that my wife can not believe that a loving God who gave his only Son, to pay for the sins of man,could condone the act described in Rev.21:8-9. She rejects “fire and brimston threats” and queries whether there is a deeper meaning to all this. Continue reading…

3 Part Salvation Process?

Q. I was taught that Salvation has 3 parts as we have 3 parts (spirit, soul and body as shown in 1 Thess 5:23). When we believed in Christ, our spirit is saved. We have eternal life and will not be in the lake of fire. However, our soul (emotion, mind and will) is slowly being saved by denying oneself and transforming more to be like Christ. Phil. 2:12 says we must work out our own salvation (of the soul) with fear and trembling) as we have to face the judgment seat of Christ when the Lord returns. Continue reading…