Q. Recently I had a conversation with another Christian friend re dream catchers. Several years ago I worked on a Navajo Indian Reservation for one summer. During that time I bought many souvenirs. I found a beautiful dream catcher I liked so I bought it. It ended up hanging off my mantle in my downstairs family room. I really never gave it a lot of thought. My friend feels it’s something evil, like an idol I suppose. I never viewed it as such and certainly would never hang it over my bed hoping to filter out bad dreams. Did I use poor judgment in bringing it home?
Q. Our pastor is vacationing, so an elder was preaching on the above scripture and giving it as evidence of the “New Israel”. I was so upset I left and told him quietly that it was a false liberal message. Was I wrong to leave? I couldn’t handle hearing this.
Q. Could you explain the three hundred ninety days and forty days prophecy in Ezekiel 4:6. Does this apply to the regathering of Israel or the re-unification of Jerusalem or both?
Q. Do Angels touch and feel your body for energy?
Q. What is the difference between believing and accepting? I’ve always thought I am saved because I believe Jesus died for my sins. But I hear others say they’re saved because they’ve accepted Jesus as their Savior. Is there a difference?
Q. The following was posted on a message board I go to:
“I have been a Christian all my life and never considered giving up Christianity until now. My reason is found in the Bible itself. As much as I want to continue believing that Christianity is true, I feel that there is no getting around this passage.
“For the Son of Man is going to come in the glory of His Father with His angels, and will then repay every man according to his deeds. Truly I say to you, there are some of those who are standing here who will not taste death until they see the Son of Man coming in His kingdom.”
Would you have a specific response to this? Evidently the person has a problem that Jesus had not returned during the lifetimes of those He was speaking to. They don’t buy the transfiguration theory.
Q. In one of your answers about God’s foreknowledge and predestination you said that God draws to Himself the persons He knows will choose Him. What are the signs that God is drawing somebody to Himself? If I see these signs could I be absolutely 100% sure that he/she will be born again in the end?
Q. In your book, The Redeemer, on page 86, you reference 2 Sam. 7:14 and write, “but since neither Solomon nor any other Davidic King was flogged by men for “doing wrong” there’s a lot more going on here than meets the eye. The wording casts shadows of the Messiah.”
When I looked up this reference, scripture seems to be pointing to Solomon as the one to whom this prophesy is about. However, your wording on page 86 seems to lead the reader to infer that you are referring to Jesus. Also, since Solomon did commit iniquities later in his life by taking all those wives and concubines, is there scripture that specifically states that he wasn’t chastened with the rod and stripes that would confirm what you wrote. It seems that 7:14 says the opposite, that he would be chastened.
Q. As soon as the Fig Tree’s twigs start to get tender, the day in Matthew 24:32-51 and Mark 13:28-36 is at the very doors. If the fig Tree is the nation of Israel, how can its twigs just start to get tender at the day of the second coming? The Fig Tree will be decimated in the second half of the tribulation. Closer to the end of the tribulation, in Daniel 12:7 the power of the holy people will be finally broken. How can it’s twigs just start to be getting tender? Is it not a better fit that this time is where the blindness of Israel is going to start to be removed?
Q. Will people who are left behind after the rapture have another chance to accept Jesus as their Savior?