Q. I pray that God blesses you and your family greatly for all the insight you share with all of us on a daily basis! I have a question. Do we own our souls or are they God’s property? What I’m really asking is, can a person “sell their soul” to the devil?
Q. My question is if you are a real born again believer and are in a back slidden state, will you go in the rapture, is your salvation secure, and do you have the spiritual authority to do spiritual warfare against the enemy and demons in particular if you are back slidden? My 20 year old daughter who is on fire for the Lord is constantly questioning my salvation because of the situation I am in and just doesn’t understand why I can’t get out of it “If I love the Lord and have faith in him”. I hate where I am and I pray with tears all the time. I believe He is working out His plans for me and that He will get me straight and that I wouldn’t feel conviction if I didn’t have the Holy Spirit, but she makes me feel that at some point, His patience will run dry and that will be the end for me. I know I am wrong for being in this backslidden state to begin with for my choices but I do love the Lord and I want to change and get things back on track with my life in the Lord. What do you have to share with me? I don’t just want someone to agree with me, but someone who will speak biblical truth to me from an objective standpoint.
Q. If God knows the end before the beginning, he knows who is going to accept salvation through His Son Jesus before they are born. Is it fair to say that Jesus died on the cross, not for everybody, but only for those who He, the Father, and the Holy Spirit knew in advance?
Q. My wife and I have been lifelong members of a denominational church that has recently embraced the homosexual lifestyle and is proclaiming that Christ is not the only way to eternal life. This has caused us to stop attending. We just don’t know what to do. All we want to do is love and worship our Lord. Scripture is clear, homosexuality is a sin, and Jesus is the only way to the Father. Do you have any suggestions on how a believer can sort this all out and make the right decision?
Q. The Bible says that in the Millennium the old things will not be remembered. What, exactly, constitutes the ‘old things.? I’d like to see, up close and personal, the great events of history; the life of Jesus, the Flood, the Creation, etc. Will all of that be forgotten? And yes, there are some earthly things that I really enjoy, sports, trains, Mexican food, etc. Will those things be forgotten as well? What about relationships? Will we have best friends, lovers, romance, dancing, etc? David said in Psalms that he desires nothing except God. Really? So, does that mean we’ll remember nothing of our life here and know only God?
Q. In various answers you’ve spoken of tribulation saints of Rev. 7:9-17 and Rev. 20:4-6. Are you saying the tribulation martyrs (Rev. 20;4-6) are different then those believers who come out of the great tribulation (Rev. 7:9-17)? Would I be assuming correctly that Rev 7 tribulation people are those who survived through the tribulation and Rev 20 are those who died during the tribulation? If they are the same, then why do you say that the tribulation believers of Revelation 7:9-17 are never called priests? Are they not called “priests” in Revelation 20:6>
Q. One thing that has always made me wonder / sort of worry is when are facing Jesus Christ in Judgment ( like if we were to die) and he asks us ” why should I let you into the the kingdom of heaven”? I’m wondering what if I’m so tongue tied, and freeze up and cannot answer him and stutter? I’m afraid I won’t know what to say even though I know my answer would be ” because I accepted your payment on the cross for my sins, and put my trust in you alone”. I’m just afraid I will be so caught up in the glorious feeling, I wont know how to answer the Lord.
Q. To whom is Ps 34.10 reffering? The context makes no sense to me. I realize the term lions means different things in bible depending on context but here…? I have researched this but cannot find satisfactory answer.