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Opportunity Vs. Mandate

Published: June 16, 2017
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Re: 1 Samuel 24:3 “And he came to the sheepcotes by the way, where [was] a cave; and Saul went in to cover his feet: and David and his men remained in the sides of the cave.” What does it mean to “cover his feet” and why would he not have heard David cutting off a piece of his skirt?


Bypassing Jesus

Published: June 16, 2017
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I’ve been noticing in these trying times that there is a lot of “God talk” with regards to inspirational sayings, quotes, etc. and obviously a lot of Facebook pages about God. My question is, can people be saved by “bypassing Jesus” when directly praying to God? Does God recognize their sincerity of wanting to be saved but without accepting Jesus as their Savior?


What Did Job’s Friends Do Wrong?

Published: June 16, 2017
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My question is, why was God so angry at Job’s friends?I find helpful and good what they said about God. What wasn’t correct in their speeches about Him that angered the Lord? And why He complimented Job in the end contrary to His friends?


Does Satan Create Natural Disasters?

Published: June 15, 2017
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1 John 5:19 says that the whole world is under the control of the Evil One. Many use this scripture to say that hurricanes, tornadoes, etc happen because the planet itself is under the control of Satan. We know that God cursed the ground because of Adam’s sin, but does that mean Satan is in charge of creating “natural disasters”?


Our Spirit And God’s. Follow Up

Published: June 15, 2017
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Re: Our spirit and God’s. You said we’re born with our spirit attuned to the Spirit of God. I understand that Jesus commanded us to be born again (in the spirit). Why we need to be re-born when God had already formed our spirit during conception? Is our original attuned spirit inferior to the required ‘born-again’ spirit?


Denying Jesus is God Follow Up

Published: June 14, 2017
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God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son so we would not perish but have everlasting life? While Jesus was on the cross he asked God while he had forsaken him? He prayed to his father in heaven? No one comes to the father except through him. I understand the concept that Jesus and his father are as the same. I’m not understanding why he is called the son of God but yet you say he is God.


Our Spirit And God’s

Published: June 14, 2017
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I just read your reply to the question Does God Create Every Person? I agree that God does not create each of our bodies but “the process of procreation was designed and instituted by God.” I believe, however, that our spirits which we receive while in the womb were created by God. What is your thinking on this?


Is God Our Father?

Published: June 14, 2017
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John 5:17-18, says, “In His defense (for healing on the Sabbath) Jesus said to them, ‘My Father is always at His work to this very day, and I too am working.’ At this point they tried to kill Him because He made Himself as high as God by calling God His own Father.”

When we pray, Jesus tells us to say “Our Father Who art in heaven” When we call God our Father, are we also making ourselves as high as God? Would you please explain it to me?


Calling Jesus Father

Published: June 13, 2017
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I know that Jesus is not God the Father and that God the Father cannot be God the Son. But can Jesus be called Father?


Denying That Jesus Is God

Published: June 13, 2017
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I’ve been reading a lot on another website where the author writes that the “Church” has everything wrong, especially the claim that Jesus is God! I attend a Baptist church house and I don’t want to approach my Pastor about this. I feel that you will be able to assist me in understanding whether this person is right or wrong.