I have a question about church attendance and being saved. I know that we are only saved by what we believe, but what about someone who does not enjoy going to church? I love Jesus and I love being around other Christians but honestly I find church sort of a drag. It is so ritualistic and I find some of the people there think the building is more important than the relationship. How should I deal with this?
Re: Whose Home Was It? After hours of research and cross referencing, I just don’t see how you came to the conclusions you did about Mary, Martha, and Lazarus and their relationship to Simon the Leper. Could you let me know how you did, as I am most interested?
Also, for many reasons, I don’t believe the passage in Luke 7:37 are the same people either. The passage does not mention the woman by name and I don’t believe Jesus would have told Mary, at this stage, her sins were forgiven. Other reasons is this Pharisee didn’t show Jesus the courtesy or respect I believe those in above passage would have.
There have been many letters to you regarding anxiously awaiting His return vs. living each day to the fullest. I’ve got to admit, I am in a spiritual conundrum. We are either happy to be here or anxiously awaiting Him to rescue us. How can we be both? If you like it on the planet, how can you be happy to leave? If you don’t because last day events are so trying and His own are targets, do you still get a crown because you seek to be rescued?
Re: What About The Miracles? You said through our faith in Christ the miraculous power of the Holy Spirit is available to us in our present day. When I look at the church, (meaning the people) I wonder where has that power gone?
I just read Ezekiel and in chapter 47, it is quite clear that Ezekiel was shown the River of Life, described exactly (even with the trees, leaves, and their functions) as it is in Revelation 22:1-2. But after reading Ezekiel, I’m a little confused. Ezekiel’s vision of the river pertained to the geographic region of Israel and the Dead Sea, but in Revelation 22, John saw it in the New Jerusalem flowing down the street of the great city (and not on the earth). Are there going to be two Rivers of Life?… one on earth and one in the New Jerusalem?
You had mentioned that Jesus set His Godly powers aside, therefore, didn’t know the day or the hour of the Second Coming and I agree. However, how was He able to see into people’s hearts, know their thoughts, raise the dead, etc… if His powers had been set aside?
I love your website and have learned so very much through your explanations and teachings. My question today is, if we as the Church are considered a called out people and are neither Jew nor Gentile anymore, why does the Romans 11:25 verse apply to the rapture? I know that after the rapture of the Church God will return to his dealings with Israel, but was unsure if the Fullness of the Gentiles really applies to the Church.