When Does Matt. 7:21-23 Take Place?

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?

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Was The Holocaust A Judgment Against Israel?

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?

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What Is God’s Wrath?

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.

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Punishment Day?

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?

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More On The Judgment Seat Of Christ

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”?

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Noah, Daniel, And Job

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.

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Understanding Rev. 14:9-11 Follow Up

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.

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Mercy Before Judgment

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.

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Levels In Hell?

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?

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Still More On God’s Wrath

Q.  You recently said that “The Book of Revelation clearly states that God’s wrath begins in Rev. 6 with the Seal Judgments.” I assume you are referring to Rev. 6:17. But this verse does not say “Thus says the Lord.” Rather, it says that men make this statement, not God, nor Jesus, nor an angel. How then can this be absolutely stated as the beginning of God’s wrath? Rev. 11 seems to indicate that “your wrath came” when the 7th Angel blew his trumpet. Also Rev. 16 states that the wrath of God are the seven bowl judgments associated with the 7th trumpet. Can you give some clarification on this? Also, you have done an incredible job bringing great Bible teaching to the web. I am very appreciative of your efforts.

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