Q. Can you explain in further detail 2 Timothy 2:15? What’s the context in which Paul wrote it?
Q. Thank you for your sound Biblical advice and teachings. My question is regarding preparing for the future primarily in the areas of economic collapse and persecution. What should we be doing? Stocking piling food, moving our investments in to gold and silver, buying land so we can farm, etc. Others say don’t be concerned because the church will be with the Lord. So what is the biblical balance? What would the Lord say to us at this time in history?
Q. I’m writing to you today because my family is being hit so very hard by trial after trial, in literally every facet of our lives. Wave after wave hits us, and there is no sign of this letting up any time soon. We’re frustrated, tired, and honestly- troubled. I have been clinging to the peace that only Jesus can give, but when I read John 14:27 today, it was the second half of the verse that gave me pause. “Let not” and “neither let” imply that we have a choice in this when our hearts are troubled. Can you tell me how to not allow my heart to be troubled?
Q. I have a question I hope you can sort out for me. Matthew 5: 11-12 states that we are blessed when we’re persecuted for Jesus’ sake. I have always thought that means, when people scoff if we are sharing the good news that Jesus died for our sins. But lately I have started to wonder: does it also apply when you refuse to do something you know God would hate, such as telling dirty jokes even though all your buddies are doing the same thing? When they laugh and call you a prude, is that the same as being reviled because of Jesus?
Q. In Matthew 12:29 Jesus said we must first bind the strong man ( the devil ) then we can spoil his house. Does that mean we are to bind the devil also? I hear that in lots of churches ie: I bind you Satan in the name of Jesus. Can we bind him in the name of Jesus?
Q. Why don’t Christians walk into synagogues at all to preach about Christ, like Paul did in the book of Acts? Or is this just “unacceptable” in today’s culture? Maybe some do, but I haven’t heard of any. Thanks again for your ministry!
Q. Many people say that our rights as Americans are from God. Could you tell me where in the Bible these rights are stated? For instance the right to life, liberty and property.
Q. For months now I’ve been in a dry place and I just don’t know how to get out of it. I’ve struggled with the lack of desire I have for our Lord and his word. The shame and guilt is there when I wake up and it tucks me in at night. I’ve even stopped going to church every Sunday and communication (prayer) with the Lord isn’t any better. I want to be on fire again and I want to love the Lord’s church and I want to be restored to fellowship with Jesus Christ…I just don’t know how.
Q. I truly believe that we are to help our family and neighbors but at what point is it enough? My oldest sister died when she was 38 year old leaving a husband and four children. Her husband has also since passed away. My parents, sisters and I have helped out these 4 kids, who are now adults, over and over and over. They are all physically and mentally okay but they all dropped out of school and pretty much live off the state and don’t seem to want to do better. When is enough enough?
Q. In the article “Should he change jobs” your answer was to wait for God instructions. I’m really puzzled with listening to God. From my own experiences, I usually confuse my inner desires with God’s instructions. Often I can’t distinguish between the two. Some say God gives us instructions through signs. But don’t we have to do the interpreting of these signs and once again be subjected to our own desires and wishes in interpreting them?