I’m not all that interested in Revelation beyond the letters to the seven churches. As I plan to be on the first bus to heaven (Rapture), I’ve never felt the rest of the book really applied to me! Am I wrong? Everyone at my church gets pretty excited and worked up over the Book of Revelation, but I just don’t feel it. Is there something wrong with my spiritual condition for feeling this way?
What are the bible’s thoughts on Christians who try to change our society through government or Christian activism. They say Christians who don’t participate, are just being lazy, apathetic, etc. That we must get out there on the street and change our world for Christ by getting involved. I used to be one of these but I have lost faith in this method. What does The bible have to say about this, not based on feelings etc. but pure biblical truth.
If, on the cross, Jesus paid our sin debt past, present and future, then everyone in the world is already saved, because all sins by everyone now alive were future sins when Jesus died. Why are so many preachers who teach this doctrine still trying to get people saved? It seems that most of them are talking out of both sides of their mouth. The truth remains that provision for forgiveness of sin was accomplished on the cross. I don’t get it.
Some say 1 Thessalonians 5:5-10 says that one is to not “sleep”, but be sober and keep armor on in order to attain final salvation. Others say it means that we are children of the light so we are to put on this armor since we are going up. Which one is correct?
For some time, I have been pondering the parable of the sower and the seed (Matt. 13:1-9), wondering what Jesus meant when He said some seeds would yield a hundredfold, some sixtyfold, some thirtyfold. I’m hoping I have ears to hear. Please help me to hear.
The other day I was talking to someone and he pointed out these verses to me from Romans 11:25-26. “For I don’t desire you to be ignorant, brothers, of this mystery, so that you won’t be wise in your own conceits, that a partial hardening has happened to Israel, until the fullness of the Gentiles has come in, and so all Israel will be saved. Even as it is written, “There will come out of Zion the Deliverer, and he will turn away ungodliness from Jacob.
In these verses I was interested to see that it appears that we are waiting for that last Gentile to come in to the Kingdom for the rapture to happen. But Paul also stated that all of Israel will be saved. Does that mean all of Israel that is alive at the beginning of the tribulation or the ones who make it through the tribulation or something else? I have Jewish friends who are so anti-Jesus it would give me comfort to know that they will be saved.