My nephew was taught predestination. He takes that to mean since God knows the choices he is going to make, that he can make poor ones and it is totally OK, because God knew he would do it anyways. I really don’t know what to say to him or what scriptures to point him in the right direction. I mean, I know where he is coming from, but he’s twisted things to the point of no accountability. What do you think?
Is it wrong in the eyes of the Lord if I have fear of the unknown despite that I asked and ask His forgiveness and His help and I trust Him with everything? I handle hard my bad feelings, especially distress and fear. Are these feelings equal to doubt in the eyes of the Lord? I have problems with the definition of doubt, what the Lord counts as doubt.
1 Samuel 19:9 says, “And the evil spirit from the LORD was upon Saul, as he sat in his house with his javelin in his hand.” I don’t understand what it means when it says “the evil spirit from the LORD”. I believe the Bible, but can the evil spirit come from the LORD?
I have often wondered why God allows people to linger here when they are unable to stay alive unless they are on machines and drugs. My wife died from cancer and the doctors were keeping her alive with drugs and machines. When they told us that, we had them remove all life support and she went home to be with our Lord 6 hrs later. When there is no hope, why is their going home to the Lord delayed?
I’m listening to “Mere Christianity” online. Goodness Mr. Lewis was insightful. My question is about pride. Mr. Lewis believes that the best way to find out how prideful you are is to examine how much outrage you feel when you witness someone else acting prideful. Isn’t it natural to be annoyed by people who think so highly of themselves? If it is a friend or family member, shouldn’t we point it out to them? Where is the line between pointing out a flaw and stroking your own ego?
I have been trying to understand the timing of the Feasts of First Fruits and Pentecost. Reading Leviticus 23 has confused me since they seem to be related more to harvest times than specific dates. Did they float around depending on the harvests or did they come at specific times on the calendar?
I have a question concerning 1 Cor. 5:9-11 about not associating with believers who behave in certain ways. My brother is not a born again Christian, but we are witnessing to him, and yet his live-in girl friend claims to be a Christian. They both go out and get drunk etc. Should we not even associate with them because of that verse?