Losing Our Crowns?

Q. When the prodigal returned, his father welcomed him with open arms. But, there is no example of his father giving him another inheritance. Does this mean that when we fall out of fellowship with Christ that we lose any crowns we may have earned and they will not be restored upon repentance but we  will have to earn them anew?

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Babylon Or Gog Magog?

Q. I’ve been studying the Book of Revelation tonight and run into a puzzle. In Rev 16:13-16, it says the demons went out to the gather the kings of the earth for battle. At least in my Bible (the NASB) the next battle turns out to be the victory over Babylon (Rev 17-18).
Then later at the end of the 1000 year reign we have another battle with Gog and Magog mentioned (Rev 20:7-10).
Hence my question; is the battle of Armageddon the victory over Babylon to end the 70th week or Gog Magog to end the millennium? Or am I wrong on both concepts?
 

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Will We Need Food or Not?

Q. Thank you for the study on Revelation-my question is about the New Jerusalem–I was always taught that in Heaven we in our perfected bodies would have no need for food or drink or anything else we have here as humans because we died and gained eternity with Him. But in your study it looks as though we will eat etc. because those on “earth” will bring it to us–help I am so confused!

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Why Didn’t Martha Tell Mary?

Q. Re: John 11:17-44.  Since the narrative doesn’t state that Jesus asked Martha to find Mary for Him, did Martha simply lie to her sister Mary in this instance, or do you find evidence anywhere that Jesus did ask for Mary’s presence? If Martha lied to Mary, what was her reason or excuse?

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Is My Dream Catcher An Idol?

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?

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Interpreting 1 Peter 2:9

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.

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