If the surviving Jewish remnant is brought to a belief in Jesus Christ as their true Messiah during The Great Tribulation, what would be the need or purpose of animal sacrifices still being offered up in The Millennium Temple by them when Jesus Himself is seated upon the Throne?
Should I go to and support a church that has anything to do with Jewish persecution in any way or form? Are there any Bible verses that would support this view of not going to a church that believes in Jewish persecution? I was very close to joining this church when I discovered this about the church as a whole.
In the KJV, 2 Peter 1:19 refers to day star not morning star. I took this to mean we are to take heed and not be fooled by Satan. The KJV refers to Satan as Lucifer in Isaiah. Some bible versions refer to Satan as morning star in Isaiah and some refer to Satan as day star in Isaiah. I know Christ is the morning star. Who is the day star – Christ or Satan?
I have a friend who is a total skeptic but was recently in a very serious accident. The doctors marvel that he is even alive. I have attributed his survival to God’s plans for his future, but he’s not convinced. What can I say to someone who still shows no interest in the Lord even after something like this?
In John 3 Jesus was baptizing people and John’s followers got into an argument with a Jewish man about purification. Could water baptism have been born out of this Jewish rite of purification? Does it mean that our spirits are now clean like purification meant that their bodies were clean for ceremonies? I was just curious trying to understand how the argument came up during the time of water baptism.
Your explanations on the difference between Union and Fellowship have been very helpful to me in quelling the fears about a salvation that can seem so tenuous when it is not properly understood. I was just about to breath a big sigh of OSAS relief until I re-read the “cutting off the hand that causes you to sin” teaching in Matt. 5:29-30. Jesus seems to be saying that we must excise sin in our lives with drastic measures or there is a danger that we could go to hell. Do we just content ourselves with all the clear passages of OSAS and write this off as an unclear teaching? Do we assume that Jesus is saying something other than that sin will cause us to go to hell if we don’t take measures to quash it?
Do You think Judas was a believer when He was chosen to be one of the 12? And if he wasn’t why did the Lord choose him? I don’t believe in predestination so I don’t believe Judas was predestined to betray the Lord. What do you think?
How does God’s will/plan prevail when we have a freewill to make our own choices? How does God’s will override our free will? Our daughter believes she is in God’s will but, as her parents,and after praying, we believe that she is not in God’s will. How does God use the wrong choices we make to bring about His will in our lives?
I once heard a TV preacher say that John the Baptist is the friend of the Bridegroom (John 3:29), and that Paul has the equivalent position with the bride (2 Corinthians 11:2). And that they both could have future roles at the marriage supper of the Lamb. What are your thoughts on this?
Sometimes I feel like such a spiritual mess. I try hard to not let people bother me. I am doing a lot better than I used to because I try to think “eternal perspective, eternal perspective”. It usually helps, but sometimes I mess up and get so MAD!!! I sometimes think that when the Rapture comes, I will still be standing in the same spot because I was only fooling myself that I was saved. I have read your articles on OSAS, but that thought still creeps in. I plan to read the Bible specifically regarding temper and anger. Is there a certain verse that I could memorize and try to say in my mind, whenever people get to be too much?