I believe that Jesus died for each and every one of our sins. But if no matter what sin we commit, we are already forgiven, what’s the point in not sinning? I have confessed that I have a struggle, a sinful enjoyment. That enjoyment is revenge on someone that hurt me so much. I’m guilty of it, I feel evil. But I enjoy it! And that is wrong, I am aware of it. I feel very bad when I see the person is hurt, but I feel it is what they deserved. I realize it is a sin (at least I think it is), but I can’t restrain myself. Even when I have confessed, my behavior has not changed! Isn’t the Holy Spirit supposed to change my behavior?
Many people feel that the angel being described in Daniel 10 is Jesus in a Old Testament appearance. But in verse 13 He (Jesus) admits to being detained by an angel called the prince of Persia, who I believe is either Satan or one of his underlings. How can anything or anyone stop Jesus?
If 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. That being the case, why are so many preachers who teach this doctrine still trying to get people saved? It seems like they are talking out of both sides of their mouth.
I’ve been reading your site for a couple of years now and it (and you) have greatly contributed to my spiritual growth. May God richly bless you.
What does it mean in Genesis 1:26 & 27 were it says that “God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him: male and female he created them”? What is the “image of God?” What makes man so special (as opposed to angels) that we can be forgiven of our insurrection against God and they cannot.
I would like to know how you got the following interpretation of the parable of the mustard seed:
“The parable of the Mustard Seed tells of a small seed that grows into something it was never intended to be and is a prophecy of what can happen when the world and the church are mingled.”
I’m a born again christian, and I’m aware that, once saved, a Christian should seek His kingdom and righteousness, as you have taught. I know the reason behind doing so, what don’t know is HOW? Please outline this process for me in a way that is practical and simple. Maybe a step by step type of thing? I’m aware that time is really short so I want to do something of value to God. I’m also aware that life is really hard now these days and the only way to get by is with God’s help.
I understand your view on replacement theology and how we have not displaced Israel as God’s people. Through your post on “The Great Pause” I’ve seen how God has only paused His time line for Israel. In accordance with Romans 11:17, my church teaches that we are grafted into Israel. What exactly does that mean? To what extent? Are God’s promises for Israel for us too? Should we be observing Jewish feast days or is the church totally separate from Israel?
I have seen various bible scholars set the date of Christ’s death the month of Nissan 32 AD. Christ’s entrance into this world thru the Virgin Mary was sometime before Herod the Great died. Herod died in 4 BC. If Jesus was 33 years old when he died on the cross, how does this add up? 4 BC to 32 AD would be 36. Or are the dates of Herod’s death incorrect?
This is a follow up to Giving In Secret. What is your take on writing off our tithe on our taxes? Would our motive for doing so come into play, and would we lose our reward for doing so?
My question deals with the prevalence of “The Prosperity Gospel.” Some of the well meaning proponents of this suggest that if one is sick, or poor, or even dies untimely, it is evidence of a lack of faith. I find it offensive, and am troubled because some people I love have stated this. I am hoping you will address this for the Church. Thank you.