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Tithing And Giving

Published: July 10, 2016 (Originally published: July 11, 2016)
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My pastor said if you don’t tithe, then you’re not a Christian and aren’t saved. Why does the Old Testament speak of tithing and New Testament speaks only of giving?


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When Was Adam Born?

Published: July 10, 2016 (Originally published: July 11, 2016)
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In doing some research on Biblical numbers, I came across the date 4003/4 BC for the time that Adam was given life in the garden. When you add 4003 to 1997, you get 6000 years, the time of man. By multiplying 120 years, (the days of man, Gen. 6) with 50 Jubilee cycles, you get 6000 years again. It all makes sense but I want to verify the 4003/4 date for Adam’s creation by God. Are you familiar with this date as being accurate?


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Why Free Will?

Published: July 4, 2016 (Originally published: July 4, 2016)
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If God knew that people would die without being saved, why did he give us free will? Wouldn’t it have been easier to skip straight to us all living in Heaven, as we will be when Jesus returns?


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Are Good Works Required?

Published: July 4, 2016 (Originally published: July 6, 2016)
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My husband understands accepting the Lord as his Savior – and says he has – but has been taught since childhood that a person needs to do good in order to stay in “good standing” with God. I tried to explain that once you accept the Lord you are His child and have eternal life. The good works we do are to please the Lord and be a testimony to other people but are not requirements for heaven. Once someone has accepted the Lord, are these follow-up teachings moot when it comes to their salvation?


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More On Cities Of Refuge

Published: July 4, 2016 (Originally published: July 6, 2016)
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I have a strong sense that America will remain a fairly safe place for Christians until after the Rapture. The reason I believe this is because of the ‘cities of refuge’ in the book of Numbers. God seems to have places for His people to escape to in times of trouble and America has been one of these places in these last couple of centuries. What are your thoughts on this?


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Are Disabled Children A Punishment?

Published: July 3, 2016 (Originally published: July 6, 2016)
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I have a disabled child and therefore am involved with other mothers who’s children are also disabled. I was asked a question by a new christian mom for which I did not have an answer. I said I would get back to her after I spoke with you. I was asked if a mother had sinned by having an abortion would God inflict a living child of hers with a disability or death because of her sin. Your words of wisdom are appreciated. Many women feel guilty because of their children’s disabilities. They feel sometimes it is God’s punishment for their past sins. I want to have a sound biblical answer for these women who blame themselves for their child’s disabilities.


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What About Those Who Haven’t Heard?

Published: July 3, 2016 (Originally published: July 5, 2016)
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My son has a question about those who haven’t heard about God and Jesus … those in remotest parts of the world. I told him God doesn’t wish anyone to perish and would make a way for everyone to know Him. He said he doesn’t believe everyone hears. How can I help him?


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Drawing Nearer To God

Published: July 4, 2016 (Originally published: July 4, 2016)
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How can I draw nearer to God? As Matthew 7:7-8 says to do, I ask and seek and knock and I desire to draw nearer but I still feel distanced from Him. I have asked Him to reveal Himself to me, but I still feel a lot of times my prayers aren’t getting very far.


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Is My Salvation Free or Not?

Published: July 4, 2016 (Originally published: July 4, 2016)
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I am a fairly new Christian. I was told my salvation was free gift from God as no one can measure up to God’s standard and Jesus paid all the penalties for our sins so we can have eternity with God. I would like to know why my new pastor insists the more money we give the more blessings from God. This is contradictory to the Bible I think. In the Old Testament the people had to tithe but in the new Testament the mandatory tithe was deleted, right? So, is my salvation free, or not?


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A Free Ticket To Heaven?

Published: June 28, 2016 (Originally published: July 7, 2016)
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My wife is with child. If the Rapture occurs soon will the baby get a free ticket to heaven? Will it at some point have to choose Christ? Will we see it grow up or will he or she gain full mental and physical capacity in Heaven?