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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Tribulation Survivors?

Q.  Somewhere you said you thought that there would be people who will survive the Great Tribulation.  Are some of these non-believers?

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Repent After Taking The Mark?

Q.  Recently a popular Bible teacher taught that people will be able to repent of having taken the mark of the beast, otherwise there would be no one to enter the millennial kingdom.  If the false prophet does cause all to receive the mark and if the mark does result in damnation, maybe he has a point.  All I can think of is that there must be a lot of people who escape the mark and survive the judgments.  What are your thoughts on this?

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Purifying Believers?

Q.  I am reading my study bible this morning and going through gospels after your study on The Four Faces Of Jesus, which was great by the way. Referencing Matthew 3:11 the study notes section of my Bible says the unrepentant will receive judgment of eternal fire (which I understand).  Then it goes on to say that “Repentant may undergo a purifying fire.”  I know we get purified (new bodies) but is this statement correct and is that what the preparer of these notes is alluding to?

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The First Ones Into The Lake Of Fire

Q. I have a question concerning Matt 25:  We know that at the great white throne judgment Hades and death will be cast into the lake of fire.  However, are the “goats” in Matt 25 the 1st inhabitants of the lake of fire after the beast and false prophet? Jesus` description “the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels” is NOT a description of Hades, but of the lake of fire, so it seems to me the “goats” go to the lake of fire at this point rather than after the white throne. am I correct?

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Second Chance Theology?

Q.  Today my husband and I watched a television broadcast from a well known ministry. He was teaching about different kinds of hell and everyone who has already died, that was NOT saved will have a second chance to be saved at the White Throne Judgment, using Revelation 20 as scripture backing this up. What are your thoughts on this?

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