Responding To Rumors

Q. How should a Christian handle false rumors being said about them? I have always ignored rumors figuring that the truth will come out sooner or later and that God protects me from mean spirited people. But as I get older I’m feeling the need to defend myself to set the record straight. Please tell me the Godly way to handle this.

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How Did Job Know?

Q. In my study of the book of Job, I was confused when he purified his children and made burnt offerings for them. As there was some doubt whether or not Job was a Jew because of where he lived (in the land of Edom), how did he know about burnt offerings? In fact, how did Cain and Abel Know about offerings? I did read in Genesis 8:20 that Noah made burnt offerings. Do you think that he received a revelation about it? I enjoy your web sight and you have become my “go to” when I need help, after the Holy Spirit of course.

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Angels Are Watching Us

Q. I’m sitting here doing homework for a study I’m taking on Revelation. In the booklet, there’s a reference to 1 Peter 1:10-12, concerning our salvation. At the end of verse 12 it says, Even angels long to look into these things. What is Peter talking about in the verses leading up to this verse and what does it mean that even angels long to look into these things?

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Talking With God

Q. I consider myself a new believer having only been born again a little over a year ago. I feel a change in my prayer life since then. More than just thinking my prayers to myself before bed where now I physically speak them as well as fast once or twice a week. However, I still can’t honestly say that God clearly speaks to me. I feel that He puts things on my heart or directs me through my thoughts and emotions, but nothing definitive. This causes me to feel doubt from time to time as to whether or not I’m following His will exactly as I should or if I’m missing things or taking liberties that I shouldn’t. Is this just a natural place for me to be as a young believer and something that will intensify over time or am I missing something?

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Views Of God’s Throne

Q. I was wondering what is the meaning of Ezekiel 1: 4-21. Quite mind boggling. I know some of the words mean something else, like in Revelation but it is not getting any clearer to me, so I turn to you as always for the truth & clarification.

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More On Tongues And Prophecy

Q. I recently read your question and answer entitled, ” Line Upon Line, Precept Upon Precept“. I appreciate the clarification of what is actually being said in context. In Paul’s contrasting of tongues and prophecy (1 Corinthians 14: 21-22), he quotes from Isaiah 28:11 to make the point of tongues being a sign to unbelievers. Can you tell me how you think these two passages connect?

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How Can We Be Like Them?

Q. What can we learn from John’s letter to the Church of Philadelphia, in which he could find no fault with their mission or accomplishments? Of the seven churches mentioned early in Revelation, it seems odd to me that only one received such lavish praise without a single, even gentle, criticism. What can the church of today do to emulate that congregation?

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The Origin Of Demons?

Q. I am wondering what the difference is between ‘fallen angels’ and Satan’s ‘demonic horde.’ I always thought demons WERE the fallen angels. Also, Satan and his hordes of demons do tempt us along with the temptation of the world and our flesh, right?

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What Is The Lie And Who Will Believe It?

Q. In 2 Thessalonians 2:9-12, what are the details of the lie that unbelievers will believe? Exactly what “facts” does the lie consist of? How will it be propagated? How will Tribulation believers recognize it as a lie and resist it, if they do not have the Holy Spirit sealed within them? What will protect them from believing the lie? Will God provide them any supernatural help to resist Satan? Surely they cannot do that with their own strength.

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