Believe Or Die!

Q. Something is laying heavy on my heart and was wondering if you could give me an answer. I have always felt Christians had one up on Muslims because I always thought Christ taught that it is up to you join Him or not, whereas Muslims have to join and stay a Muslim under coercion and threat of death. Deuteronomy 13:10- tells a different story. If God never changes why did he threaten death to those who refused to follow Him? Sounds like the koran. How can I tell a Muslim my God would not force you to believe in Him when He did it here? Continue reading…

Elijah, Jew Or Gentile?

Q. Each time that I visit your site, I am blessed! Recently, I heard a minister on TV say that the prophet Elijah, mentioned in the books of 1st & 2nd Kings, was not Jewish. I had assumed that all of the old testament prophets were Israelites. Your thoughts on this. Continue reading…

Living In The Millennium

Q. I was so glad someone asked the question about who lives where in the Millennium, because I was wondering the exact same thing. To go a step further, say we have a family member who gets saved during the Tribulation, but we get raptured. It is true to assume they could not visit us in the New Jerusalem, but that we could visit them on Earth then? And where are the Biblical heroes and redeemed people of the Old Testament… And where will we all live after the 1,000 years are over, if there is mention of that? Continue reading…

All In The Family

Q. I sort of have an ongoing debate with a co-worker regarding the wives of Seth and Cain (Adam and Eve’s sons). My co-worker asked me where did they come from as there is no clear explanation in Genesis and they just sort of appear. I say that they have to be descendants of Adam and Eve who are the mother and father of mankind. My co-worker feels that this would be incest and can’t be. Can you clarify this for us? Continue reading…

Distinguishing The Holy From The Common

Q. I would like to get your comment on 1 Samuel 6:19-20, why did the Lord smite all those people for looking into the Ark? And what lesson can we garner from these verses, like is there a type of grace or the forthcoming of grace (I hope I am making sense)?

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Leaving Our Clothes Behind

When our Lord was resurrected, He left His grave clothes behind. I know a lady who is horrified to think she may go naked up into the air in the rapture, before “God and everybody.”

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The Father’s Love Vs. The Repentance Of Sins

I have believed on Jesus the Christ for many, many years. I lean toward living under repentance of sins (probably from all the ell-fire-and-brimstone preaching from my youth), but I also am pulled towards realizing just how much the Father loves and adores me as His child. How should a Believer hold these two practices in tension?

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Animal Sacrifice In The Kingdom

I was reading the last few chapters of Ezekiel and noticed that in the reign with Christ, they will keep temple sacrifice. I thought that Jesus was the final sacrifice? My husband said that some people think it is in remembrance of what Christ did, but that doesn’t make sense to me. Why wouldn’t we do that now?

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Does God Hate The Sin And The Sinner?

Q. Does God hate the sinner, not just the sin? I was listening to a Christian radio show and a certain man called up asking some questions regarding this and one of the passages brought up was Psalm 5:5 “The arrogant cannot stand in your presence; you hate all who do wrong” (NIV). There were some other verses they used to support this, I think one of them was in Jeremiah. The apologist and the caller both agreed that based on the scripture, God indeed hates the sinner.

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Singing Mountains

Q. The mountains and the hills shall break forth before you into singing, and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands. (Isaiah 55:12)

Is this the new Jerusalem? When we are completely free from sin, and put on Christ completely and be like Him as He is, will we have power and closeness to the creation where we hear mountains/hills sing and trees clap their hands? To think all material things that bring joy but not everlasting is to be replaced with creation makes my heart leap. Surely to hear a mountain speak must be simple divine.

A. Isaiah 55:12-13 speaks of Israel’s Kingdom age on Earth as God’s people finally return to their land in peace. After the curse is lifted and peace is restored to the creation, I imagine that we’ll see all kinds of grand and glorious changes.