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The Image Of God?

Published: July 22, 2016 (Originally published: July 26, 2016)
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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.


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The Parable Of The Mustard Seed

Published: July 22, 2016 (Originally published: July 25, 2016)
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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.”


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Seeking His Kingdom And His Righteousness

Published: July 22, 2016 (Originally published: July 24, 2016)
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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.


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The Great Pause. One More Time

Published: July 22, 2016 (Originally published: July 25, 2016)
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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?


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Just How Old Was He?

Published: July 22, 2016 (Originally published: July 24, 2016)
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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?


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Is Taking A Deduction For Our Tithe OK?

Published: July 22, 2016 (Originally published: July 24, 2016)
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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?


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Is The Prosperity Gospel Wrong?

Published: July 22, 2016 (Originally published: July 23, 2016)
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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.


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Did Paul Deny Salvation By Faith Alone?

Published: July 22, 2016 (Originally published: July 25, 2016)
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I have a question based on something my former youth pastor posted on Facebook. He used Philippians 1:27-29 to deny salvation through faith alone. That doesn’t seem right to me. What are your thoughts on that?


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The Blood And Our Prayers

Published: July 22, 2016 (Originally published: July 27, 2016)
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My question deals with some thoughts I can’t make sense of. Jesus died so his blood covers our sins from God’s sight. Still, He knows our needs and we’re to pray to the Father. If the Father can’t see our sins now, will they be exposed after the rapture if we don’t ask for forgiveness? Also, do we pray for healing to make the Father aware of our need or just our desire? I’m having a hard time reconciling what the blood covers with how we pray.


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Why Did Jeremiah Buy The Land?

Published: July 16, 2016 (Originally published: July 20, 2016)
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Towards the end of the book of Jeremiah, he purchased a field from his cousin. I didn’t really understand that part. Would you please explain it to me?