I’m sitting here doing homework for a study I’m taking on Revelation. In the booklet, there’s a reference to 1 Peter 1:10-12, concerning our salvation. At the end of verse 12 it says, Even angels long to look into these things. What is Peter talking about in the verses leading up to this verse and what does it mean that even angels long to look into these things?
Concerning this Scripture: “As it is written: No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love Him but God has revealed it to us by His Spirit.” (1 Cor. 2:9-10). Please excuse me for asking a dumb question but I don’t know what the last part means or “but God has revealed it to us by His Spirit”. Maybe I’m complicating this verse but I really don’t know what the Spirit has revealed.
I love your site and appreciate the abundance of useful information you have here. The question I have for you is insignificant, but I’m still curious about it. I was wondering if in our new glorified bodies, would we be more powerful than the demons that bother us on an everyday basis. I was also wondering if we’d be more powerful than Satan once we are glorified. Any insight would be appreciated, thanks a lot.
My husband has been trying to help his brother realize the times we are in, that things are getting worse with the country etc. He has become discouraged and is giving up on him and not talking to him. He says that the prophets gave up when no one listened. They were told to dust off their sandals and leave, move on. I disagree. It’s true the disciples were told to dust off their sandals and leave if a town did not accept their teaching. The prophets preached destruction and stayed for a long time. What are your thoughts on this?
I was baptized when I was 23 years old in the 1st Baptist Church in Memphis, the Preacher took my wife and me in his office after the service and asked if we accepted Jesus as Lord and Savior and we said yes. He didn’t ask us to repent or ask for the forgiveness of our sins. I did not live my life for Jesus for a long time, but In the last few years I have turned all of my life over to Jesus completely and read the bible every day and pray every day almost all day. Do I need to be Baptized again? Everybody I have asked said no. What do you say?
I think we’ve all – at one time or another – been approached by a stranger asking for money because (supposedly) they’re in a desperate situation and need help. You give them some money but walk away wondering if you’ve just been conned. Don’t Christians have more to consider when confronted like this (i.e., what does God expect from me, the parable of the Good Samaritan, entertaining an angel unawares.) I don’t mind helping someone who truly needs help – if I can; I just don’t want to be an easy mark. How do you think a Christian should handle this type of situation?
From your study on the Sabbath, I now understand what “entering His rest” means. I understand that by accepting Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross, we have entered a life long “Sabbath rest” and do not need to worry about religious rites to earn or keep our salvation. That being said, Jesus made a comment that not one part of the law would disappear until everything is accomplished (Matthew 5:17-18). This is where my question lies. Does His comment regarding “everything is accomplished” remove the law for those under the new covenant? Was this meant just for the Jews? If Jesus says the law does not disappear, how does the Sabbath (and 10 commandments) requirement go away?
In Genesis 10 where the table of nations is recorded, we are told in verse 4 that Japheth’s descendants spread out into their territories by their clans within their nations, each with its own language. Also the same is said of Ham’s and Shem’s descendants in verses 20 and 31 respectively. How do we reconcile this with Genesis 11:1 which says, at one time all the people of the world spoke the same language and used the same words?
I have a question regarding the difference between the “regular gospel” that states that if you believe in your heart and confess with your mouth that Jesus is the Son of God, died for our sins and rose again, you will be saved, and something called “another gospel”. My brother who is of the Pentecostal persuasion, keeps talking to me of another gospel that is being taught by (a well known evangelist). I don’t have a clue as to what he is talking about. Please help me understand this.
The Bible states that on Judgment Day, everyone (those who’ve accepted Jesus as well as those who haven’t) will give an account for every thought, word, and deed either good, bad or indifferent. My question is: WHY? When I go before God to give my account, to what end does it serve? Even if He gives me total recall of everything, I know none of my answers are good enough to satisfy Him, and I know what a wretched mess I am. What’s the point?