Q. Ever since we made a public declaration that we are getting married, challenges don’t stop coming our way. We are both saved and we know that every external challenge that brings about a conflict in our spiritual commitment is an act of the devil because he is after our destiny and what God is ready to do through us. But when we misunderstand each other, the conflict becomes unbearable and it feels as if the whole world is against us. This has been continuing for some time. What can we do?
Q. How do you interpret the parable of the sower in view of your stance on OSAS. Would you suggest that the seed that fell on rocky ground equates to those who do not receive the word and therefore are not saved? But what then of those who fall away in the heat of testing, and the ones whose growth is choked by the cares and worries of this life? Are they “Saved” in the first place? Or would you say that they never really received the word in the first place?
Q. Does God want his servants to be poor or wealthy when he says if you want to be his disciple deny yourself take and take a cross and follow me and also by saying we must store up riches in heaven not on earth where they will perish.
Q. How do you comfort someone and reassure her that God loves her after she was raped and beaten? She is 21 years old and was overpowered by an intruder in her home. She barely survived the ordeal. I know to tell her that it is Satan and not God that brings these things across our path but that would mean that she probably had unconfessed sins which broke the fellowship and allowed the devil to get a hold on her. But how do you tell someone that it is her own fault that something so horrific happened to her.
Q. Sorry, but I know once saved always is not true. Judas was a follower of God. Is he in heaven or hell?
Q. I am glad someone asked the question, Why Did God Afflict Job?
Your answer on to this question is truly disturbing. If Job had unconfessed sin, then we are all vulnerable because I am sure we all have unconfessed sins of which we are unaware. To me, this plays into works religion and definitely God being more a God of judgment than one of love. Was Job treated differently because he lived in OT times before Christ?
Q. I read an article about two different wars of Ezekiel 38-39.
I also read your commentary on the Book of Revelation, “When the thousand years are over, Satan will be released from his prison and will go out to deceive the nations in the four corners of the earth – Gog and Magog – to gather them for battle” (Rev. 20:8)
These two articles, yours and the other, agree that the “Gog and Magog” war, will be at the end of the 1000 years.
Then I read another article writing the opposite. This is quite confusing, to read different scenarios, all on trustworthy websites.
I have previously believed the Gog/Magog war will be before Armageddon, but now after reading for the first time, that it might be at the end of the 1000 year reign, I am quite baffled.
Please explain in more detail. Thank you for taking time to make things clearer.
Q. I feel like you’re saying a believer should never call a sin that someone may be doing, a sin. There is specific scripture regarding confronting a significant sin or sins that a member of the body may be involved with. And as far as sins by those who are not believers, if Christians don’t speak out, the unsaved will think “everything is OK; there is no real right or wrong”. Just sitting in our churches and waiting for the “convicted” to walk in is too easy. I still believe we have a responsibility to “call sins what they are, sins”, and of course with a heart and mind of humility and/or forgiveness if its we who were the victim.
Q. There are solid, well researched reasons to reject the “Gap Theory.” Too many Christians have been duped by this deference to evolutionary geologists. I hope you will read the article I have linked, and reconsider your position on this important matter. It really is a serious compromise to the revealed text. You have a very strong influence on many readers around the world, and some will accept what you say without question. You counsel people to take God at his word; please give more thought to this teaching. I have only linked one voice; there are many.
Q. Could you address the recent speculation and discussion regarding claims the rapture will occur on September 23, 2015? And also how or if it correlates with a pre-trib rapture? As much as I’d love to believe in this, I know only God knows the date. I appreciate your reading and response. Thank you!