I want to personally thank you again for your wonderful ministry and the spiritual guidance you impart in the articles you present on scripture.
My question is one that has concerned me for a long time and perhaps many of our other brothers and sisters out there. The question relates to a subject you recently talked about on being born again. How do you know for sure that you’ve been born again even though you’ve continually asked the lord to come into your heart, repent of your sins, and fully believe the gospel, in that the lord was born of a virgin, was crucified dead and buried and then rose again on the third day, was seen by many and ascended into heaven and reigns at the right hand of God-almighty and until his greatly anticipated return. This in spite of the fact that I continue to sin in areas that I wouldn’t think a true Christian would sin.
The scary thing for me is if it has only been a superficial belief all along based on an intellectual belief of our lord and savior. Then when we stand in front of our lord he will say I never knew you! This is a question I have never seen addressed in our own church and on many of the Christian broadcasts and would then put into doubt the question on OSAS since you thought you were saved but in fact you were not. I would love to hear your insight on this since you yourself didn’t feel you were born again until much later in your own Christian walk.
I understand Genesis 11 says in reference to the Tower of Babel that: “So the LORD scattered them from there over all the earth, and they stopped building the city. That is why it was called Babel –because there the LORD confused the language of the whole world. From there the LORD scattered them over the face of the whole earth.” Was this a case in which God scattered them instantaneously across the earth? If not, how was this accomplished? How did Adam & Eve’s descendants multiply AND cross major bodies of waters to populate other entirely new/unpopulated areas?
Also, how can other races, i.e. Native Americans, Asians, be attributed to Noah’s children? If not Noah’s children, then where did they start? I know that the world’s languages originated at the Tower of Babel, but I’m wondering where and when skin colors and unique physical attributes of the worlds races came to be. On top of all this, time for the creation of their own cultures, seemingly void of the God of the Jewish tradition, all in around 6,000 years. I know it’s an involved question, but any insight would be a huge help and much appreciated.
Re: Hebrews 9:27: “And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment.”
This verse makes me think that it will be Enoch in the tribulation, not Moses. If these witnesses die in the tribulation like the Bible says then Moses would have died twice and Enoch not at all. If it is Enoch then everyone that has ever lived would have died once. what do you think?
My husband and I are Christians and try to seek God’s will for our lives. We’ve been married a few years now and have recently began talking (and praying) about starting a family. If all these terrible events are right around the corner, are we unwise to bring innocent children into this world?
My question is this, does 1 Cor. 10:13 apply to non-Christians? I have a relative that is going through some very difficult times and has contemplated suicide. He is a non-believer (I pray everyday for his salvation) and wonders if this verse is ever wrong. I explained that I believe this verse can never be wrong because God’s word is never wrong. But I also told him that I don’t know if this verse applies to non-Christians. I’m a believer and this verse has rang true on every occasion in my life. I know this book was written to the Christians in Corinth so my thought is it only applies to Christians. Any insight would be greatly appreciated.
I recently read your article about the pre trib rapture in which you seemed to indicate that all the people with the exception of Israel will either be destroyed or cast off the earth after the rapture. Perhaps I read it wrong. If not what about the tribulation saints?
I am little bit confused regarding the word “GO” in Matt.28:19. because one of our pastors keeps on insisting that the word “GO” is not a word of command. We have been arguing on this matter because I beleive that the word “GO” in that particular verse is a word of command. Please make it clear for us.
I was reading your bible study titled “The Origin of Evil” where you state: “Satan’s original role was to head up the squadron of Cherubim who guard the Throne of God.” That sentence struck me odd and I can’t quite wrap my mind around it. In heaven and at the Throne of God, the holiest and most powerful place in existence where evil and nothing like it had ever existed before (I assume), who or what was the squadron of Cherubim guarding the throne from? Was there truly a threat of danger?