Q. What books of the Bible are best to read if I want to become more in awe of God and His power? I know that almost every book of the Bible has God demonstrating His power in one way or another, but are there any books in particular you would recommend for me to start with?
Q. I was just reading an answer you gave on Reformed Theology. In part of your answer, you said, “Reformed theology teaches that God’s covenant with man has been transferred from Israel to the Church.” What concerned me about this was that you did not say – And this is not true. My question to you is, what are your thoughts on this issue?
Q. Something has always confused me. Example: God selected Saul to be Israel’s first king but God must have known Saul would become disobedient even causing his own death and the death of his three sons. Why would God select Saul to be Israel’s king knowing this would happen? And non believers have asked the question. Why would a loving God let people be born He knows are going to hell? I think this is a good question.
Q. I was wondering about your take on Reformed Theology. I recently attended a conference hosted by a Reformed ministry. With the aberrant theologies infiltrating many of the evangelical churches today, I’m desperate to find sound doctrine being taught. The Reformers seem to hold true to the Scriptures, but they also have a few practices I’m not very familiar with.
Q. Since Jesus is God, why does God refer to Him as His Son? Even though I believe that They are one, I’ve never really understood the fact that They are one, yet separate, that Jesus was born as a man but also existed WITH the Father before the creation of the earth. I just wish that it would click in my mind so that I could truly understand. I’m afraid that if a nonbeliever were to ask me about these things, I wouldn’t really know how to answer them. How can I try to convince someone of something that I myself don’t really understand? I pray that God will clarify this for me through your answer.
Q. A friend at work asked me who created God. In Genesis 1:1 it says, “In the beginning God created the Heavens and the Earth.” I believe that with my whole mind, heart and soul, but it doesn’t answer the question of who created God, where did He come from, or how did He come into being?
Q. In several of your articles about eternal security you have said that even the faith to ask for salvation was a gift from Him. However, salvation through Jesus is also our choice and we are responsible for making that choice. We must ask for and accept it. But we can’t accept it until we first believe it and we can’t believe it until God gives us the faith to do so. Do you see where I’m coming from?
Q. I was reading John 17 and two questions came to mind. Verses 1-5 describes the Father restoring Jesus’ glory. While Jesus was on this earth was his glory hid or taken away so man would not recognize him as God? And my other question is, do you think he was referred to as the “Son” before he came to earth as a man? Or do you believe he might have been known as another name in heaven before that? Thanks for all that you do.
Q. What was God doing before He created the earth?
Q. Many blessings to you for your ministry! My question is Jesus has a glorified body from the resurrection. We will all have these bodies at the Rapture at least the believers will. I was told that in heaven God will have no body. I would think he would have a Glorified body also but maybe not. I mean you have the Holy Trinity. I guess I have just always assumed the Father & Son would have glorified bodies and then you have the spirit part of the Triune as the unseen always working for the glory of God. What do you think?