My 6-year-old grandson is fascinated by the TV and movie heroes. Every chance I get, I tell him that Jesus is our King and that He is the strongest of all. We also regularly pray together before bedtime and meals and he loves to pray. He knows we go to heaven when we die and that one day Jesus is coming to fetch us. My son feels that my grandson is too small to learn about Jesus dying for our sins as it entails explaining innocent blood sacrifice to him and I have to agree. I know children are automatically saved before the age of accountability, but would you kindly please give me your thoughts on how to go about preparing my little grandson’s heart to understand God’s salvation plan.
I got saved at 28 in the midst of deep depression. I was on fire for many years, and most recently I have shut down. I know it has to do with disappointments in my life, and also living alone forever and not wanting to. I feel stuck and can’t seem to get back to where I was with the Lord. I want to, but feel misplaced. I’m not as faithful about going to church, and that bothers me as well. I don’t know what to do to get back in the fold. I know He never leaves us, but we leave Him. What can I do to get back on fire?
Don’t forget what Paul also said. “Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath:” Ephesians 4: 26 (KJV) Paul says we can be angry and not sin. He also says to take care of it before the day ends.
I have a question regarding your answer to the question, “Where does our sin originate”? You quoted Mat 5:22 which I guess you took from the New International Version (NIV). This version omits some important words which change the whole meaning of the verses as compared to the King James Version (KJV), which says, “But I say unto you, That whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment.” The words “without a cause” are omitted in the NIV implying that any anger is forbidden, whereas the KJV suggests that there is righteous anger allowed. Surely the Lord Jesus was rightly angry in places like Mark 3:5.
If Jesus shedding his blood on the cross as our kinsman redeemer gave us all eternal life, OT saints and the Church alike, why do we have two different rewards or destinations? OT saints will occupy Jerusalem on Earth, but the Church will dwell in the New Jerusalem, a city of gold designed just for us that no one else can enter. I know God is just, but it seems to me the Church has been more exalted than God’s chosen people from ancient times. How can we be so much more rewarded if both groups believe in the same Messiah and are saved by his blood?
I have a question I would like to ask you regarding the future experience of the Christian. There are things I enjoy that are not sinful, such as reading books, studying science and physics, collecting knives and reading about knives/edged tools/cutlery history, eating good food like pizza and cheeseburgers and spaghetti with meatballs, and things like this that are not sinful. Can I have confidence that the Lord will allow me to continue to enjoy to enjoy these things and more in Heaven?
You’ve said that anger is a sin even when we think it’s justified and referenced Ephesians 4:26-27. My interpretation of these verses is that anger can lead to sin, but anger itself is not a sin. The scene when Jesus cleanses the temple of the money changers in John 2 comes to mind, as Jesus certainly seems to be angry. This would imply sin in Jesus which scripture says is not the case. Can you please elaborate?
For the past twenty years I have worked in a factory. I have been wanting to change my career but I don’t know where to start. I decided to find out what my Spiritual gifts are and see if there is something professionally I can do with them. The results from online tests I took indicates showed me to be gifted as a teacher who also has the gift of discernment. What can I do with these gifts which God has given me to provide for my family at the same time glorifying God? I have been praying and am simply waiting for an answer; for a door to open. What wisdom can you give me in this situation?
God is perfect in every way. Therefore His original creation, including man, was perfect in every way. Yet the first man, with no sin nature, chose to sin. We call it a free will decision. At the Rapture, we will be perfected. Our sin nature will be gone. We will still have our free will. We will have the ability to sin yet we will choose not to sin. So how will we be different from Adam?