Careless Words

Q. Last night in our Bible study, we talked about judgment which I have no problems with at all.  In regard to it, when we are faithful to confess our sins to God (say on a daily basis) for things we know are wrong such as envy, inappropriate words, hurtful actions, etc, will we be judged on them again when we see the Lord in the future?   Since the Bible says we will be judged by every word or action, does this imply we are forgiven now but will be judged later or will God remove our transgressions as far as East is from West?

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Clean And Unclean

Q.  Could you explain Isaiah 66:17.  Is this saying that when Jesus returns all those eating pigs and rats and other abominable things will be condemned?

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Not Peace But Division?

Q.  I have questions on two verses in the Gospels.  In both Matthew 10:34-36 and Luke 12:49-52, Jesus said he did not come to bring peace but division on earth. Using the NIV version, Jesus mentions that he would bring fire on the earth and wishes how it would be kindled (Luke 12: 49). He also says that families would be divided: daughter against mother, son against father, daughter in law against mother in law, etc.  Why was Jesus saying that families would be divided? What did He mean when he said he would bring fire on the earth and wished it was already kindled?

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The Timing Of The Bowl Judgments

Q.  I was reading your e-book on Understanding Revelation (very good)  but it  has raised a couple of questions in chapter 16 and the bowl judgements. In verse 2 it says painful sores came on men who had the mark of the beast on them.   Taken literally that means post rapture believers do not suffer these sores.  Also in verse 12, the Euphrates river dries up.   Again taking things literally that means the plagues of the seas and fresh water have a time limit on them. So does that mean all the plagues there is an interlude between each one, maybe to give these people chance to repent?  What is your take on this?

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Methuselah And The Great Flood

Q.  At a recent Bible Study the teacher said that GOD  started the flood on the day that Methuselah died .  Have you ever heard this?  I can not find it in my KJV Bible . Is this a Jewish tradition or math?

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Still More On Taking The Mark

Q.  I understand that once saved it is eternal.  What if the people(s) who are saved and cannot be taken out of the hand of God take the mark?  Also, I know that in Revelation Yeshua said that He will keep us from the hour of temptation.  Can you explain these things, please?

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Why Did God Regret Creating Man?

Q.  My sister was listening to a Pastor who said that at one time God was so disgusted with people, He wished He had never made mankind. I remember that but the Pastor went on to say that it was because of the culture and the low intellect of the people. This doesn’t make sense to me. What do you think?

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The Parable Of The Sower. More Follow Up

Q.  You made a comment on one of the questions about the Parable of the Sower relating to the third kind of seed sown where thorns choked out the seed making it unfruitful.  You summed it up by saying we’re saved because of what we believe not because of how we behave. Though I understand in principle, saved by grace not by works, doesn’t what we believe produce how we behave?  I have always understood that a true believer will always bear some fruit. Isn’t it possible that the group you referred to as “Most born again Christians in the US today fall into this category”, profess to be Christians but in actuality are not true believers?

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Creator And Destroyer?

Q.  I can’t figure out where people get the idea that God could be both the Creator and the destroyer.  It seems they are saying He has a split personality, or character.  Satan is the destroyer, God is the Creator. Is my understanding correct?

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Would He Make His Bride Suffer?

Q.  There is no scripture for my comment, but I have been thinking about pre/post trib rapture.  I believe in pre trib because we are the Bride of Christ and I cannot believe He would allow His bride to go thru the tribulation. Would you have asked your bride to go thru something so terrible before your  marriage?

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