Q. I’m very, very thankful for your site! I’d like to ask you a question about the Great White Throne judgment. My mom use to say that believers would not be at the judgment of the unbelievers, because it would be too painful for them to see people they knew, being thrown into the lake of fire. I believe we will be there, because we will forever be with the Lord. Would you tell me what you think about this?
Q. I have a question about the word “paradise.” I have read that it really means something different from “heaven.” Most people use the words interchangeably, so I’m wondering about the correct meaning. Also, is heaven then in three spheres? I have also read that but need some help comprehending it.
Q. Love your web site and look forward to your articles, I agree with your answers most of the time. However, on your answer to the wide and narrow paths, you mention about the wide path being dependent on our religious works where as I was thinking that the wide path is all unbelievers and the narrow path being the believers. What do you say?
Q. In an article you wrote you said something that I have not been able to thus far prove – (the rich man’s name was Dives). In the Lord’s parables the characters weren’t named. My Question is: Where did you find this reference?
Q. When we say we should store up treasure in heaven, what will that treasure be? Are they the crowns we try to earn to present them to God later? In The New Jerusalem, pure gold and precious stones are everywhere. We won’t need personal treasure in heaven, will we?
Q. I know somebody who lost his 4 years old daughter due to cancer. To the best of my knowledge he is not a Christian. The daughter had numerous surgeries but her cancer was unstoppable. After her last surgery she died. Of course her father was heartbroken he wanted to die. He tried to drink himself to death and is still struggling with alcoholism. He says he doesn’t want to do anything with God because God didn’t help though he begged Him for his daughter’s life. I pray for this heartbroken father, but if he ever opens up and asks questions what can a Christian like me say to him?
Q. Will babies who have been aborted go directly to the Lord as members of the Church or will they be part of another population? I imagine they would be the Church, but I’d appreciate your clarification.
Q. In the news recently a woman who was paralyzed went to court and won the “right to die” by having her breathing tube removed. Her parents think that if she does that she is committing suicide and won’t go to heaven. Question is, if she or any one can not live without the help of machines, would it be considered suicide if she had the tubes removed, or would it be considered a natural death?
Commentary by Jack Kelley
“I believe in God the Father Almighty Creator of Heaven and Earth and in Jesus Christ, his Son, our Lord; Who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried; He descended into hell; the third day he rose again from the dead; He ascended into heaven, sitteth at the right hand of God the Father Almighty” (Excerpt from the Apostle’s Creed).
Q. In a book I read recently, the author makes a case that there is a second chance for repentance by resurrected non-believers at the end of the millennium, especially for those who had not heard the gospel message during their first earthly lives. What is your take on this?