Q. Can you help me answer this question for the Jehovah Witnesses? I know Jesus is the Son of God, and I also know and believe with all my heart that Jesus is the God of the Old Testament. Jehovah God. Jehovah Witnesses have sometimes asked me the following: “If Jesus is God – then who did He pray to?” Can you please help me with a simple answer?
Q. I would love to understand the complete meaning and importance of “blood”. It seems to be very important to our Salvation. I know the bible tells us that life is in the blood and also that there is no remission of sin without the shedding of blood. But it seems all kinds of cults and occult practices also place importance on “blood”. Can you explain why blood seems to be an important part of all religious practices?
Q. A question arose as we were studying Isaiah 37:36 which tells us the angel of the Lord went forth and smote 185,000 Assyrians. One of those in the class said that the Angel of the Lord refers to Jesus Christ. He further said that the appearances of the Angel of the Lord, in the Old Testament, refers to an appearance of God the Son, before the birth of Christ. Can you confirm this?
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Q. You seem very sure about the doctrines you teach yet I am not as sure. I find the Bible maddeningly vague sometimes, although it is crystal clear about salvation in Christ alone. You don’t seem to see any vagueness in scripture whatsoever, but I find it to be complex, frequently hard to pin down, and elusive. Any thoughts?
Q. Today I got hit with an interesting interpretation of the bride. This group of people believes that Israel is the bride, they are pre trib believers and they think that we go to heaven to rule there, but that the Lord comes to marry Israel and rule with them on the earth. They had several Old Testament passages to support this view. I brought up the book of Ruth and the typology of Joseph and his gentile bride. Beyond that I am kind of fuzzy on defending the church being the bride. Can you help me with this?
Q. What do we have to believe about the traits of Jesus Himself (God, sinless, etc.) for our belief and trust in his atonement to be valid. For example, how could His death on the cross pay for our sins if He was not the perfect Son of God?
Q. I have a question that a friend of mine is arguing with me about. Which religion came first? I say it’s Judaism, followed by Christianity, and he says it’s Hinduism, followed by Judaism. Can you explain to me which religion came first and subsequently followed, and how they came about? Thank you.
Q. Can you please explain what does predestination mean because this word confuses me. At times I think it means to be programmed before time to come to God, but when I come to think that God gave us a choice to choose to believe in the redemption of our sins by Jesus Christ then my concept of predestination does not make sense. When you are explaining it please do that by also touching where Paul speaks about it in the book of Ephesians.