Q. Something has always confused me. Example: God selected Saul to be Israel’s first king but God must have known Saul would become disobedient even causing his own death and the death of his three sons. Why would God select Saul to be Israel’s king knowing this would happen? Also, why would a loving God let people be born He knows are going to hell? Why not prevent the birth of people God knows will never want Him? Are these questions that are not answerable while we are here on Earth? At one time in my life I was very angry with God for allowing so much suffering but I’ve come a place where I must believe God is just and a loving God but that since I am human there is a great deal I can’t understand even if I wanted to.
Q. 1st I appreciate the time you take in answering questions. I imagine you get millions of them. I have a question concerning Daniel chapter 8. I heard many people use that as a reference to anti-Christ especially the part that says “by peace he will destroy many”. I see no reference to anti-Christ but only Antiochus in that chapter. Am I correct?
Q. If God does not resurrect our original bodies, what happened to Jesus’ original body during his resurrection? I could never figure that one out.
Q. I was wondering about your take on Reformed Theology. I recently attended a conference hosted by a Reformed ministry. With the aberrant theologies infiltrating many of the evangelical churches today, I’m desperate to find sound doctrine being taught. The Reformers seem to hold true to the Scriptures, but they also have a few practices I’m not very familiar with.
Also, can you offer some encouragement regarding those of us who are not able to find a fellowship wherein sound, meaty doctrine is taught? Our family has visited a number of churches and have finally settled into one simply because we know that we’re commanded to fellowship with and serve the body, even though the teaching is rather “milky.”
Q. Jack, I have been thinking about this question for awhile and I know you will be able to shed light on it. I do believe that Satan has as much access to this Earth as we do, and even more. Earth and its atmosphere is right now his domain (2 Cor. 4:4 and Eph. 2:2). 1 Peter tells us that the devil walketh about seeking whom he can devour. I think this is a warning to us because Satan said he has freedom to go up and down on this earth.
My question is, if Satan cast slurs upon Job to the presence of God, does he also do this to believers today, to God, for permission to test us or what ever? I know Scripture tells us that Job had a protective hedge around him so Satan had to have God’s permission to attack Job in the various ways he did. If God permitted Satan concerning Job, is there anything in scripture that tells us God permits Satan to attack Believers in a “like” manner?
Q. Thank you so much for your website which I have found very helpful. In Genesis 3:15, addressing the serpent, God says,”And I will put enmity between thy seed and her seed…” Wherever “seed” is used in the Bible referring to offspring it means physical offspring, actual children. Could the antichrist thus be Satan’s offspring? Could he be some sort of super nephilim?
Q. What is Apostasy and can a true believer commit it?
Q. I was wondering does the Word say anything about cremation, if it is right or wrong? I have been thinking of having myself cremated when I die. My family does not need the added expense of a funeral. I only have children and no spouse. It is just a body; my soul will be with Jesus.
Q. The church I attend does not teach the need to be born again, but I’ve been told that Jesus said we must be born again. I want to do what Jesus said. What must I do to become a born again Christian?
Q. I’ve been studying your revelation series as posted on your website. As you know, all the fish of the sea eventually end up being killed as a result of God’s wrath. When Jesus ultimately returns, per Zech. 14 and Ezek. 47, will there be a creative miracle concerning marine life, and I guess, all plant and animal life on earth?
Scientists say that all the varieties of life sprang from one species via selective breeding, etc. Will enough be spared to go this route, or will it be as in Gen. 1? I recognize that the trees that bare different fruit and leaves for healing will be like nothing we know today, and could possibly be a new creation of sorts. I love science and all, and I’m a little mystified by this.