Q. In Why Couldn’t Mary Hold Him you said Jesus carried His own blood into the Temple in Heaven. Where did Jesus get the blood? Since after the resurrection, the glorified body of Jesus is ‘Flesh and Bones’? And he said unto them, “Why are you troubled? and why do thoughts arise in your hearts? Behold my hands and my feet, that it is I myself: handle me, and see; for a spirit has not flesh and bones, as you see me have.” And when he had thus spoken, he showed them his hands and his feet. (Luke 24:38-40)
Q. Jesus is God in the flesh, but what was he like physically, if that’s the right word to use, before the incarnation? I ask this also because of the appearances of God in the OT, yet we are also told in John 1:18 and John 6:46 that no one has seen God, so is it safe to say that it was Jesus whom they saw?
Q. Thank you for your interesting site. You have probably covered this but I would appreciate your opinion on why Jesus was so adamant that in John 3:3 and 5 we must be born of water and the spirit or we cannot enter the Kingdom of God. Is it your view that this is pertaining to the rapture and the withdrawing of the Holy Spirit from earth? If so ,will those ‘nominal’ christians who have not been born again be unable to be raptured?
Q. Did the Lord command the building of the Temple that will be built before or during the tribulation? Do you think Christians should financially support the building of that Temple? I recently read that the Lord did not sanction that Temple and maybe I shouldn’t be sending money there. I am a little confused, because in reading Ezekiel, when the Lord is giving all the measurements for the Temple, it seems to me that He does sanction it. Isn’t this the Temple where Jesus will come when He returns?
Q. I know without a doubt I’m saved by grace and I have accepted Jesus Christ as MY personal savior. I believe I’m from Philadelphia (the one in Revelation 3 that John speaks about). Please explain this sentence from your study on Re. 2-3 (Epilogue). “And don’t be surprised when you’re joined (in the rapture) by some who were Catholic, some who were Protestant, some conservatives and some liberals and even some who didn’t appear to belong to any church at all.” Do you mean that some will be saved that have not been to church?
Q. Romans 4:2 seems to say that Abraham was made righteous through faith and James 2:21 seems to say he was made righteous by works. Could you explain the context of James 2 because it seems to say that if you have faith but you don’t do works your faith is dead, implying that maybe you’re not saved.
Q. Is it possible for a person to believe (as the devils do), but not “sincerely” enough? For him to have so little “real” faith that he will not be saved, despite asking God for salvation? Is it possible that Jesus will say, “Your ‘belief’ was phoney. You never ‘really’ believed; you only thought you did. You never ‘really’ asked for salvation because your faith and belief were not genuine. You are a hypocrite and deceived yourself. I never knew you.”
Q. I was just wondering if you could explain the prophecy in Jeremiah 27:19-22 for me. Was that fulfilled with Jesus or is it a 2nd coming prophecy?
Q. Regarding a previous answer on Giving Account to the Lord: I think I’m going to be sweeping the streets of gold because I probably haven’t had a pure motive for anything in my life. I’m certain every good thing I’ve ever done is going to be burned like dead grass. It makes me sad, though. I wish I could have a truck load of crowns to throw at the Lord’s feet when I’m with him, but I’m afraid I’m going to stand before him speechless and then fall on my face. What can I say?
Q. I was about 12 years old when I was saved. I remember knowing I was lost and needed to be saved. I thought my heart was going to beat out of my chest. I went to the altar and the pastor asked did I want Jesus to come into my heart and I said yes. I was sincere about this. I know that I confessed that I believed that Jesus died on the cross for me and was raised from the dead.
I am now 32 years old and wonder was this enough to save me. I know that I am a sinner and I believe with all my heart that Jesus is Lord. I just get confused sometimes that I didn’t do something right. Please help me dispel the doubt and fear that gets to me.