Love And Forgiveness

Q. I know we must forgive those who hurt or offend us. I have heard preachers say that if you don’t love them from your heart you have not forgiven that person.  Is not forgiveness what we do because we have been forgiven and we are told to forgive others.  Can someone forgive as an act of their will and yet not like the person they’ve forgiven?  Paul said, “As far as it depends on you, be at peace with all men.” Could not being around that person on a regular basis be the best way to be at peace with them?

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Salvation By Forgiveness?

Q. Will The Lord refuse to save us and forgive us until we forgive everyone that has ever sinned against us? Before we ask for salvation, do we have to forgive everyone that has wronged us first before we can receive eternal life?

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Events At Crucifixion

Q. I recently watched a program regarding the Crucifixion that triggered a question that I have wondered about many times but never received a satisfactory answer. My understanding is that the veil in the temple was several inches thick from decades of repairs with animal skins. So, it had to be a phenomenal event that defied explanation when it ripped in half at Christ\’s death. Is there any info in Jewish historical writings as to how the temple leadership (that denied Jesus) explained this as well as the 3 hours of darkness mid-day and earthquake?
 

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Explaining 1 Cor 2:9

Q. I know that this verse refers to things after this life on earth is over, but could it have a double meaning? Paul says that the mysteries and the hidden wisdom of God are revealed to us by His Spirit. So could the “the things which God has prepared for those who love Him,” also be things that are being revealed to us as we walk with Him, such as ministry and such?

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Spirit and Soul

Q. Thanks again for your ministry and help! From reading the Bible with the various verses about our spirit and soul along with your studies with Q & A’s, I’m aware our body is the temporary dwelling place of our soul and spirit.
The soul is where our mind and emotions come from and the spirit is our conscience. My question is, is it Biblically sound to say the dwelling place for the soul is in the brain and spirit is in the heart within our body? Thanks again and may God bless your ministry!

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Regarding Anti-Semitism

Q. On your site, you show strong opposition to anti-semitic attitudes. And, since growing in the knowledge of my own faith, I’m beginning to recognize just how dire of an offense anti-semitism is. Well, I must confess that in the past, I have made some markedly ignorant jokes regarding the Jews.  Will I be forgiven for this? What about other Christians who truly believe, but for some reason stand vehemently opposed to Israel and modern-day Jews? Will even they be forgiven?

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