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Who Did He Call Gods?

Published: December 4, 2017
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In John 10:34-36 what verse is Jesus referring to in the Old Testament in verse 34? Who is the them that he called gods? This seemed a little confusing.


Interpreting John 16:8-11

Published: December 4, 2017
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John 16:8-11 says the Holy Spirit convicts the world of sin, righteousness and judgement. Of sin, because they believe not in me (unbelief), of righteousness because I go to my father and you see me no more and of judgement because the ruler of the world is judged. So how does this relate to believers and unbelievers?


A Grateful Heart?

Published: December 1, 2017
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I’ve been thinking about the statements you wrote like, “If what we say we believe doesn’t result in action, it’s doubtful that we really believe it. True faith will manifest itself in Spirit led work” and, “Faith brings salvation, which brings gratitude, which brings a desire to express our gratitude through acts of service.”

I am one of those Christians who have had doubts about my own salvation ever since I asked the Lord to save me. Often I wonder if I have truly believed he died for all my sins. If not, I really want to believe. It’s been already 3 years since I asked the Lord to save me and there’s has been absolutely no gratitude from my heart because of doubt. And because of my doubts, there hasn’t been any expression of my gratitude in the form of acts of kindness toward others. Was I even saved from the start?


Understanding John 15:6

Published: December 1, 2017
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When Jesus says that he is the vine and that all who do not produce fruit are cut off and thrown into the fire what did he mean by this? Does it mean if we are not able to produce fruit for God then we aren’t saved?


How Did They Know?

Published: December 1, 2017
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Regarding Luke 2:13-15. The last sentence of verse 15 reads, “Let’s go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about.” When did the Lord tell the shepherds about going to Bethlehem etc? Did the angels tell them or Did they know from reading the scriptures?


Where Did We All Come From?

Published: November 30, 2017
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Thanks for your ministry. Recently my 15 year old daughter, who is a Christian, asked me how the various races came to be since we are all descendants of Noah and his sons. Can you shed any Biblical light on this question?


More Work Or More Faith?

Published: November 30, 2017
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In Matthew chapter 5 Jesus was explaining the physical sins of adultery, murder, etc. Then He explained that even if a man thinks these in his heart he has committed these sins. Was Jesus teaching us to live more purely or was He teaching us that it is impossible to live a sinless life and we need a savior?


The People Before Abraham

Published: November 30, 2017
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Can you help me to understand what happens to the people that lived before Abraham? I understand the difference between the Church and Israel and even the nations as it pertains to end times but where do the Old Testament people before Abraham fit in? If you could expand on this to cover were they will live, New Earth, New Jerusalem, Israel or New Heaven? Also what judgment will they be in the Bema seat, Sheep and the Goats or the Great White Throne?


Being Like Jesus

Published: November 29, 2017
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Yours is my favorite website and I have learned so much from your answers. After reading the questions about miscarriages, it brought up a thought I have often wondered about. Will there be babies in Heaven? Old people? Young people? I once read a comment from a man who said that he believed we would all be the age that Jesus was when he was crucified. His reason for this is that we will have a body just like Jesus. Your thoughts please?


The House Of Herod

Published: November 29, 2017
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When Jesus was born there was a king called Herod who wanted him dead but when Jesus was on trail Pilate sent him to Herod. I thought Herod died after Jesus was born.