A friend of mine used to be my pastor, very committed to the cause. After the dissolution of the church though, it seemed to devastate him, and he no longer attends church, and has gotten involved with ghost hunting and other bad habits. As far as the ghost hunting is concerned, is it considered occultist? I also fear that with him ghost hunting, from what I hear, they can follow and come home with you. Is any of this true? Can you elaborate on the subject?
Thank you again for your web site and the time you take to answer questions. I was Reading an article about why this man who is well educated considers the KJV to be the only Bible version that is accurate. I know you also use the NIV besides the KJV when you have written your articles. I would like to know what you think about what this man said about the KJV being the only accurate Bible version.
First, thank you for your obedience to our Lord. May our Father bless you and yours, meeting all your needs abundantly and propsering you and yours with peace, health, and spiritual gifts abounding.
I am concerned with two passages from John’s letters. 1 John 5:16-18:
“If anyone sees his brother commit a sin that does not lead to death, he should pray and God will give him life. I refer to those whose sin does not lead to death. There is a sin that leads to death. I am not saying that he should pray about that. All wrongdoing is sin, and there is sin that does not lead to death. We know that anyone born of God does not continue to sin; the one who was born of God keeps him safe, and the evil one cannot harm him.
He’s clearly speaking of a ‘brother’…someone in the faith. Then he talks about a sin that leads to death, which should not be prayed about, and a sin that doesn’t lead to death, which we should pray about. What is he referring to? And then there’s vs. 18 saying if we continue in sin, we don’t have God because if we are truly born of God, we don’t sin. This scares me. Badly!
And 2 John 1:8-9: “Watch out that you do not lose what you have worked for, but that you may be rewarded fully. Anyone who runs ahead and does not continue in the teaching of Christ does not have God; whoever continues in the teaching has both the Father and the Son.”
Here he speaks of guarding against not losing what we worked for. And then saying that if we run ahead and not continuing in the teaching of Christ we don’t have Christ. Please explain so I may have peace of mind concerning OSAS.
Re: Luke 24:37-40.
The Lord was INVISIBLE to the disciples, and He APPEARED before them; they thought it was a ghost. What was the body of the Lord after the resurrection? Is spirit and spiritual/glorified body different?
I lived a life of terrible sin for years. When I turned to the Lord Jesus I confessed my sins in general but couldn’t remember all the sins I committed throughout my life. I now confess my sins in general occasionally ( I forget to pray many days) but don’t remember specific sins (like having lustfull thoughts). Am I still saved?
I have a Christian friend who says that we are not to have anything to do with friends or family who are not believers. He said we are to ignore them. I know we are to leave family and everything and follow Christ, but are we suppose to ignore and have nothing to do with them? What is Bible doctrine on this?
My questions are, 1) is it possible that Enoch’s writings were not included due to the scholars not wanting to believe what was written in that book?
You wrote in one of your answers “The appearance of Enoch’s quote in Jude’s epistle confirms that at least that part of 1st Enoch is authentic.” (in Enoch and Jude, ask a Bible Teacher). Also, you said the book of Enoch was written by someone else. 2) Is it possible that they were inspired by the Holy Spirit and Enoch to write them?
My question is the timing of that battle in relation to the Rapture of the Church and the signing of the peace treaty between Israel and the Antichrist.
It states in Ezekiel 39: 21-22 that when God defeats the invading army, His People Israel will “know that I am the Lord their God.” If this battle happens prior to the peace treaty with the Antichrist, why would Israel sign that treaty knowing what God had just done for them and His power to save them? Conversely, if the battle happens just after the signing of that treaty with the Antichrist, wouldn’t the invasion by this group of nations be a break in the treaty as the Antichrist will represent the world at that time?