Q. From Adam to Abraham men did not have to be circumcised to be saved and from the cross to now men have not had to be circumcised to be saved. So why is circumcision such a big thing in God’s eyes from Abraham to the cross? It seems a strange thing to prove your faith by cutting off your foreskin. Any thoughts on this?
Q. When I talk to people about sin, I tell them that God loves the sinner but hates the sin. Their response is to say who am I to judge? Am I judging by pointing out certain sins in the Bible? If I am, is that wrong? What did Jesus mean when He said “Judge not, lest ye be judged”?
Q. I disagree with your implications that it’s OK to live together as long as God knows your heart. What kind of picture are you painting for other people? That anything goes? Forgive me if I have interrupted this wrong, but I think you need to take another look at what you are teaching people.
Q. When we give to God we’re supposed to give without expecting anything but out of gratitude. But when I read 2 Cor. 9: 6 where it says “Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously” it appears as if it encourages giving with expectations of returns from God because a sower expects harvest when sowing. What is your thought on this?
Q. When a young married lady has a miscarriage I have been told that sometimes, if something is wrong with the fetus, nature sometimes steps in to handle it. Do you think that God would intervene in a matter such as this? This is a strong Christian couple that I know could handle the situation. However, I was just wondering what God’s plan might be in this situation? Are there any scripture that I could use to help this couple?
Q. I hope this question is in line for what is considered acceptable. I have a 24 year old son who I love with all of my heart. He is not saved and when I try to speak to him about God being the only way he gets angry with me and starts referring to the Old Testament and how God ordered groups of people to be killed including woman and children; wanting to know how I can trust that kind of God? I don’t know how to answer this as I also have questions about things, but I trust that God had His reasons for what was commanded and one day I will understand, but for my son it’s not so easy.
I am a Christian and I believe that we are living in end times and need to be ready for God. How can I get my son to accept Jesus as his Lord and Savior? I want him to be part of the rapture, but he’s part of the group that explains a good deal away with science. I pray to God and ask for this blessing to be given to my son, but how can I have peace knowing God will bring my son to Him? I just ache when I think of what’s coming and seeing my child in the middle of it and if he isn’t saved how can I ever be happy in Heaven knowing that he isn’t there?
Q. I have been reading your web site faithfully for a couple of years or more. Thanks so much for your time. You are Blessed! My wife of 31 years passed away 6 weeks ago of a massive stroke. I have really been hit hard with grieving. At my mens bible study last week we were in Romans 8. I asked a question whether or not I would recognize my wife as being my wife on earth or not. The general consensus was probably not. It saddened me even more. I know there will be no sadness in heaven but I still have to continue living here just guessing weather or not I will recognize my wife or not, and all my other family members for that matter. Oh! I forgot to mention my wife was a saved Christian who loved Jesus!
Q. In a another Q & A you said in Gen 3:1 serpent is actually enchanter. Please send me the details about this as some church people do not believe the serpent is Satan.
Q. I have a question concerning the references to Satan in the Old Testament. I mentioned in my class that Satan is a figure from the Judeo-Christian tradition and one of my Jewish students adamantly stated that the Jews neither believe in Satan or hell and that references to Satan do not exist in the Torah. I know the Old Testament well enough, and referred my student to Genesis, as well as Job and he still would not acknowledge that Satan is a figure in Judaism. Can you help me understand this? Are the references to Satan in the Old Testament the result of Christian influence and interpretation of original Old Testament documents? I was really perplexed by this student’s statement and didn’t quite know how to appropriately respond. Thank you for your help and wisdom!
Q. I need your help to refute a charge an atheist has brought against the Bible. He claims the Bible says we “think with our hearts.” He claims approximately 920 verses say that we think with our hearts. Is he right? Does the Bible claim we think with our hearts? Isn’t it our soul that guides our actions?