I understand that when we get to Heaven our works on Earth will be judged according to our motives for doing them. But Jesus said to store up treasures in Heaven instead of here on Earth, and Paul said we can earn rewards in Heaven, including the receipt of Crowns. My question is: Does striving to receive rewards in Heaven for our deeds on Earth, even in part, constitute a sin? Deep down how can we not have a selfish motive in doing His work when we have these kinds of rewards in mind?
Re: Matt. 8:10-12. I believe in OSAS but as I read this passage I wonder if my belief is misplaced. Here we have the Sons of the Kingdom! But they are being cast out? Why are they being cast out? What did they do to cause them to be cast out? This verse says, they are in the kingdom of Heaven!!! This bothers me. I must be missing something, It just doesn’t sound like you’re always saved. Please explain and pray for me.
In your article, “The 70 Weeks of Daniel” you say, “He will anoint the most Holy Place and receive all the honor, glory and blessing the Scriptures promised Him.”
Can you explain how Jesus is going to anoint the Most Holy Place in a future Jewish temple? I am just wondering because I thought He already did that nearly 2000 years ago.
I have a question about your Revelation 5 commentary. It reads: “According to the law a son could redeem what his father had lost, but in the transaction Adam had become a sinner, disqualifying all of his sons from ever redeeming him. The coin of redemption was the blood of a sinless man, . . .” How was this price established (the coin of redemption)? Can you explain this more fully? By the way, you have filled in many blanks in my mind regarding how God operates legally in the Universe. Thank you very much.
I was taught in the past and understood that the verses saying “no-one knows the day or hour” refer to the rapture. I would think that once the temple is desolate, most people can count 3 years. Where have I gone wrong?
I was reading your answer to the question about the Kingdom of God saying the kingdom would never be destroyed or given to another etc. I thought that after one thousand years the earthly kingdom would be delivered up to God by Christ and the earth would be burnt up and everything made new for eternity etc ?
Each time that I visit your site, I am blessed! Recently, I heard a minister on TV say that the prophet Elijah, mentioned in the books of 1st & 2nd Kings, was not Jewish. I had assumed that all of the old testament prophets were Israelites. Your thoughts on this.
I love Psalm 139 but there is one word that has always confused me. …. That we are fearfully and wonderfully made (Psalm 139:14). Why fearfully and what does this mean in the context of this Psalm?