Q. Re: The Holocaust. Since the holocaust, the tribulation, etc., are a judgment from God for rejecting Him, does helping the Jews, such as what happened in WWII and will happen in the tribulation, constitute fighting against the will of God – God’s will apparently being that they suffer under that judgment?
Q. My question is this… Jesus said “I never knew you, Depart from Me ye that work iniquity.” ( Matt. 7: 21 – 23 ) When will this incident occur? Will it be at the Great White Throne Judgement? If this is the case, then these people must be in hell waiting trial and sentencing; there is no “get out of jail” card if you find yourself in hell, so why would they try to talk their way out of the situation? Would they not know that it is over for them once they are in hell?
Q. In view of a new book coming out about the holocaust, do you believe that Leviticus 26:14-39 was fulfilled (at least in part) by the holocaust? In other words, was the holocaust a judgment brought about by Israel’s rejection of God?
Q. In the book of Thessalonians in chapter 1:10 and 5:9 we see scripture that says clearly we are not appointed to wrath. However, how can we be certain that the wrath mentioned doesn’t mean eternal punishment from God? I appreciate your thoughts as always.
Q. I was reading an answer you gave to the question: Am I forgiven enough? Your reply was that all our sins were forgiven the moment we were born again. This raises another question that’s been bothering me. If, like you say that all our sins were forgiven the moment we were born again, then, why do I see so much written about the judgment day? I’ve been told we will be brought before our Lord and be held accountable for everything we did, or didn’t do, said or didn’t say: Punishment Day?
Q. When a Christian commits a sin or sins, in our flesh, and we confess this to the Lord, is that sin going to be brought up at the Judgment Seat of Christ and effect our rewards? I know all of our sins, past, present, and future, have been paid for in full by the blood of the Lord Jesus Christ. But: When it comes to rewards, do confessed sins get “wiped out”?
Q. Here I am still studying Ezekiel and he mentions the curious combination of Noah, Daniel, and Job. What is the purpose of this combination? Thanks again for your continued help in my studies.
Q. Re: Understanding Rev. 14:9-11. I am one of those that hopes/believes in the “punishment fits the crime” principle where a non-believer’s time in hell will be determined by the “goodness” of their life, after which the person will be destroyed and will cease to exist in any form. Why should a “good” person receive the same punishment as Adolph Hitler, Joseph Stalin or Saddam Hussein? Also, Jesus talked of the “Second death” in the Bible. If non-believers suffer for all eternity, then Jesus is a liar and there is no second death.
Q. Luke 12:49 has puzzled me for many years. Jesus said He came to send fire on the earth and how He wished it were already kindled. (NKJV) I’ve thought of different interpretations – the fire that would come at Pentecost, the fire of God’s wrath against the ungodly (tribulation), and fire in a believer’s heart that is manifested by fervent love of God and service to Him. Do you believe it is one of these or is there something else? I would truly appreciate your understanding.
Q. In your article entitled “Saved From The Worst But Kept From The Best” you said, “I have no problem with there being a certain amount of inequality in the Kingdom.” I heard one Bible teacher say, “if you believe there are levels in Heaven, you have to consider that there are levels in Hell.” My question is, do you believe in this rationale?