Survivor’s Guilt?

Q.  My son-in-law has spent 17 years in the service, and been out of country for 8 of those.   He loves the Lord and he is  born again, he can’t seem to accept the fact that God has forgiven him for the “killings” he did or the fact that he was in charge of other men and couldn’t bring them home safe.  I know that the blood of Jesus is bigger than any sin, how do I get him to believe it?

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Why Did God Call It A Sin?

Q.  I know homosexuality is a sin but I also know people have trouble with it because they do not understand why it is wrong for two guys or girls to love each other. I know it is Bibically wrong, but is there any moral component to this?  For example I know stealing is a sin but that’s because it hurts the persons involved. I am certified to do psychological research so I am wondering why homosexuality is so wrong (besides the Bible saying it is a sin).

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Sin And Iniquity. Follow Up

Q. Re: Sin And Iniquity  You wrote, “Everyone violates God’s law now and then, whether in thought or deed, so we’re all sinners.  But those who live their lives in complete disregard for God’s laws are practicing iniquity.”  I’m confused about the law.  Doesn’t grace, Christ’s death on the cross, end the law?  So if we are not following the law (Old Testament) are we as Christians living in iniquity or are we sinners saved by grace?

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Sin and Iniquity

Q.  I always thought iniquity and sin were the same thing. Recently I was informed that they are different.  Could you please help me to understand this difference through scripture.

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How Does That Glorify The Lord?

Q.  I must be missing something, I just don’t get it.  You say in your answer to when will animal sacrifices stop that when the Lord returns sacrifices will begin again and will continue throughout the Millennium.  Why?  How does the slaughter of innocent animals  for 1000 years glorify the Lord?  And why would a loving God want that?

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Born Righteous And Choose To Become Sinners?

Q.  Are we all born righteous and only become sinner when we choose to sin?  In one statement (Romans 5:19) it seems clear that Adam’s sin has infected us, but other scripture tell us we do not bear the punishment of our fathers (Ezekiel 18:19-20).  Then you have those who are adamant in stating we are all born pure and that sin is a choice. Because of Adam the flesh dies but the spirit only dies if one chooses to sin.  As one person put it so directly: “Original sin is a doctrine of demons, we became a sinner by choice, not because of Adam.”  Please help explain this subject?

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Two Prophecy Questions

Q. I have a couple of questions I would like your input on as I have wondered about these for some time. First, a lot of talk lately has been that the Antichrist may be a Muslim. What are your thoughts on this? It seems that there is a change in some of the thinking on this recently. Secondly, do you believe that those inhabitants who are living in their mortal bodies during the millennium may continue throughout eternity in their natural bodies? It would certainly add credence to all of the new extra-solar planets being discovered recently.

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A Prayer Of Confession

Q.   I confess my sins as quickly as I realize that I’ve sinned. There are times however where I don’t confess anything because I can’t remember sinning at all. I spend my time either working, studying God’s Word and being on sites such as yours, and spending time with my wife, not necessarily in that order, and do nothing that goes against His commandments (as far as I know.)  Should I confess on a daily basis anyway?

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Confession And Forgiveness

Q.  I want to make a comment on your answer to Pre-Marital Sex.  You seldom use the word repent in your answers.  If this couple does not repent from their fornication it is unconfessed sin.  Turning from their sin is what they need to do, repent of it before they marry.  1 John 1:9.  Today, repentance seems to be a thing of the past & not used enough.  It is an integral part of our walk with Jesus. Continue reading…