Q. In light of the recent shootings, is there anything in the Bible that speaks to a Christian protecting themselves with guns or other weapon? I got a concealed weapon permit and sometimes carry a gun because I am a female and I frequently walk alone in the woods. My initial justification is to protect myself against mountain lions, coyotes, etc., but I would probably use it to stop an aggressive human, too. There’s even been talk about bringing concealed guns into church services in our town. What does the Bible say?
Q. I was wondering in Psalm 138:7 what is the significance of saying God would save us with His RIGHT hand. Did that mean something to the Hebrews?
Q. When Mary was with child the angel said to call Him Immanuel. How did the name Jesus come about?
Q. I have a question about a saved parent being the covering for the child as Paul said in 1 Cor. 7:14. Does this mean children who have at least one saved parent are saved?
Q. While re-reading Luke a question popped up regarding the relationship between John the Baptist and Jesus. How could they be cousins if one was from Levi and the other Judah? Had marriage between tribes become a more normal occurrence? Or just an accepted practice in Judah after the split from Israel.
Q. I have question about Genesis 18 and the three angels that visited Abraham at Sodom and Gomorrah. One of them was the LORD (God). How is it that Abraham was able to look upon the face of God? My understanding is that no one can look upon the glory of God.
Q. What does 1 John 4:2-3 imply? Does it mean that only saved believers can utter these words? Or is it meant to be some type of test to see if one is a believer? Also in 1 John 4:15 the same questions. Can an unsaved person really say this without believing really? Therefore how can one know for sure if he really means it when he/she says “I confess that Jesus is the Son of God and he has come in the flesh?”
Q. Who are God’s children? Is it only believers? As always, thank you for your time and wisdom.
Q. I have a friend who came to know Jesus several years ago. Now after getting some information off the internet he will only call Jesus “Yeshua”. He tells me that “Jesus” is a false name with pagan origins and therefore Jesus and Yeshua are two different people. He claims that people who worship “Jesus” are worshiping a false Messiah and are deceived. While those worshiping Yashua worship the true Messiah of the Bible. What are the origins of “Jesus” so I can explain to him that Jesus is His name and Yeshua is the Jewish way to say it.
Q. I have a question about Mark 2:10 “But that you may know that the Son of Man has power on earth to forgive sins”. I understand that Jesus had to be made like us to be our kinsmen redeemer, I am wondering why he had the power to forgive sins as a man? Would it be more accurate to say he had to be made like Adam? If so, did Adam have the authority to forgive sins as well?