It seems to me that we really do not know what we will look like in the spirit in heaven. But I doubt that we are just blobs of light without faces. I look forward to seeing my husband of 35 years. And all my family. Very few are left now. We are surrounded by a “cloud”, those who have passed on, Paul said. Is this where the idea came from that we will look like ghosts or wisps of smoke? Jesus did say to His disciples when He appeared to them after He rose, that he was not a ghost or spirit. So they must have believed that a spirit or ghost would look like a person. And He did not correct that did He?
Re. John 14:28. What does Jesus mean at the end of verse 28 where he says “the Father is greater and mightier than I am”? I never noticed this before. Can you please explain this in light of the Trinity?
Since there is no country resembling America in the end-times prophecies, and it looks as though our current administration is going to be the tool that takes us out of the international picture, should we fight our government’s systematic destruction of the Constitution? Would it be considered idol worship to make an effort to defend the traditional American way of life if God’s Word seems to indicate such an effort would be futile?
Does God hate the sinner, not just the sin? I was listening to a Christian radio show and a man called up asking questions regarding this and one of the passages brought up was Psalm 5:5 “The arrogant cannot stand in your presence; you hate all who do wrong” (NIV). There were some other Old Testament verses they used to support this as well. The apologist and the caller both agreed that based on the scripture, God indeed hates the sinner.
I know how strongly you believe in OSAS. But what about “believers” who have never been taught about the need for repentance? Isn’t it true that no repentance is evidence of no conviction, which means no conversion? These people may think they’re saved forever, but are they?
With the growing number of “believers” gravitating away from true and traditional doctrine to churches that tell them “what they want to hear” do you believe that this is adding to the total number of the church or taking away from it?
My question concerns fasting. I read somewhere – can’t remember where, though – that we should not just pick a day and fast. That we need to feel led to do so concerning something specific, ie. healing or deliverance for someone, or for the answer to a serious problem. How do you feel about fasting and how do know that is what God wants you to do?
Re: Fasting For The Lord I have asked my doctor about fasting and was told that since I am diabetic it was not a good idea for me to do so. I want to fast to clear my mind of things however and I just don’t know how to do so. I have tried denying myself some things I enjoy but I guess that doesn’t seem the same as when I used to fast “for real” before I developed diabetes. Can you suggest anything to me that might help me?