On (another website) I saw a statement that troubled me greatly. In the never-ending debate of evolution vs. creationism, (the author) makes very good points. However, regarding the “beginning” of God he says “It is possible that the Lord may have existed for so long even He has lost track of His own beginning.” Is this really possible?
Q. Re: The verses in 1 peter 3:19-20 where it says “through whom also he (Jesus) went and preached to the spirits in prison who disobeyed long ago when God waited patiently in the days of Noah while the ark was being built. In it only a few people, eight in all, were saved through water…
I studied the chart from Clarence Larkin about the underworld and he shows that Jesus went into a chamber (Abraham’s bosom) that held the believers. Did Jesus go to the other part of the chamber (hell or sheol or hades) where the unbelievers went??
According to Luke 16 there is a great gulf that separates them.
A. I believe that when Jesus went into the grave he visited two places. The first was Paradise, or Abraham’s Bosom, where the spirits of dead believers awaited for His sacrifice to open the Gates of Heaven for them. (Luke 23:43 & 1 Peter 4:6)
He also went to the place where the spirits of those who rejected God from the days of Noah dwell as 1 Peter 3:19-20 tells us. I believe that this 2nd place actually houses all the spirits of the unsaved who await their judgment at the Great White Throne. It’s sometimes called “Torments” and is separated by a wide chasm from Paradise.
Today Paradise is empty as all who die in faith now go directly to be with the Lord (2 Cor. 5:6-8 & Phil. 1:22-23). Torments still receives the spirits of dead unbelievers. Many refer to Torments as Hades or Hell.
Ezekiel chapter 1 talks about four Cherubim. In v.10 he said that the four had the face of a man, and the face of a lion on the right side:and they had the face of an ox on the left side, and the four also had the face of an eagle.
Q. I have a question concerning the identity of Melchizedek. Who was he? I have an old Wall Chart History of the World book that hints at him possibly being Shem, however Hebrews 7:3 speaks about Melchizedek having no father, no mother, having neither end of days, nor beginning of life. However, in verse 4 it says he was a great man. I’ve also heard that he is the pre-incarnate Christ. Can you shed light on this? Thank the Lord for your ministry.
Who was the first individual killed by God for being wicked? Who was he/she or what scripture can this be found in?
Can you please explain or shed some light on what Jeremiah is talking about in Jeremiah 4:23? Did God let Jeremiah see into the past at the creation and into something deeper?
My question is on 1 John 4:12 where it states no man has seen God … but how do we reconcile this with what Jesus told Philip in John 14:9, “If you’ve seen me you have seen the Father.”
I thank God for this wonderful site. There’s an air of freedom about it. My question is: Where in the Word does it mention that we are not to talk against Satan?
Are there any specific verses that you know of that would clearly tell us whether or not the Lead or Senior Pastor of a church should have final say
in all matters of church direction or vision?
Q. My question is, what does John 21:15-24 mean? I do not understand this passage. What is it Jesus is saying here in the passage? The scriptures are in the NIV version.