Understanding 1 John

Q. I don’t understand the apparent contradiction in 1 John 1:8-10 versus 1 John 3:6-9. Am I misunderstanding something, if we claim we have not sinned we make God out to be a liar, but if we continue to sin this is evidence that we are not born of God? I know that I am a saint who sins … but please enlightenment me on these verses. Continue reading…

The Star Of Betlehem

I was thinking about the so called Star of Bethlehem. Do you think it was really a giant star in the sky that the whole earth could see or was it something that only those who knew where to look would have recognized?

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Real Christians Don’t Sin?

Q. My question revolves around the idea that you and many others put forth, the once saved always saved doctrine. Once I became a Christian, I couldn’t snatch my soul back from Christ even if I wanted to.

I have been raised on this doctrine and I do believe it. However, I have noticed other commentaries on other Christian sites that seem to point more towards an attitude that says that Christians shouldn’t ever sin. In fact, I have even found some sites that say that if you are really a Christian, then you are incapable of sin. Continue reading…

The Mediterranean Union

Q. It seems like yesterday that I was writing to you asking about the proposed 10 year peace treaty Jimmy Carter has drawn up yet here I am today ready to bring up a new development that I would really like to hear your thoughts on. I just read an article that says that a meeting will take place on July 13, 2008. The prophetic significance of this meeting? Nothing short of this statement: ‘the Union for the Mediterranean or Mediterranean Union will be geographically identical to the Roman Empire and will be the power base which will give rise to the Antichrist’ Your thoughts on this? Continue reading…

Why Do We Still Sin?

Q. If we are to walk in the spirit so as not to sin, why do we still fall prey to sin? I try hard not to sin but I find that I keep slipping up, letting temptation get the better of me. I’m afraid God will just give up on me. What can I do?

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Saved, But Not In The Kingdom?

Q. I have been troubled over a book I started reading (and decided not to finish) a couple of weeks ago. I believe the author is grossly misinterpreting the Kingdom Parables, the Bema Judgment and the Church’s place/role in the Millennial/Heavenly Kingdoms. Furthermore, our sanctification “process” is equated with our Kingdom rewards, and actually states that the “outer darkness” and “weeping and gnashing of teeth” is about “believers” who are cast out of the presence of God after the Bema judgment because they failed to achieve a certain level of sanctification. Continue reading…

Was Mary Sinless? Follow Up

Q. I see that your position is that someone can believe there are other sinless persons that have existed throughout human history, and still be born again through faith alone in Jesus. I am wondering if you think a person can pray to Mary and to the various saints and also be a born-again Christian? Does praying to others besides Jesus, indicate a lack of faith in and understanding of who Jesus He is and what He has uniquely done through His death and resurrection on our behalf? Does praying to others also a indicate a denial of Him as the only possible mediator between the sinner and God the Father because of His unique sinlessness and deity? Continue reading…

Revelation As Fantasy?

Q. I just found your website.  No offense intended, but your doctrine sounds straight out of the “Left Behind” series.   Isn’t Revelation better interpreted when seen through the eyes of its earliest audience to which it was written, i.e. the seven churches of Asia Minor? There’s no end to the wacky stuff that can be attributed to Revelation when taken out of its context.  It’s apocalyptic material written to give comfort to the Christians who were being persecuted by the Roman Empire, but your end times view confused a friend of mine abut that.

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A Place Reserved For One

Q. Several years ago a beloved pastor, who has since gone home to be with the Lord, and a few of us were having a discussion about the anti-Christ when he told us that Judas, after he betrayed Jesus, hanged himself and “went to a place reserved for one.” We were conjecturing what that could have meant. Continue reading…

The False Prophet?

Q. I am interested in your thoughts about the presumed Dem. presidential nominee. Many people think he could be the anti-Christ. I don’t believe this because he doesn’t seem to fit the Biblical qualifiers. However, for many months I’ve been thinking that he does seem to be tailor-made to serve as the prophet to the the anti-Christ. Continue reading…