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Someone asked a question of Dear Abba:
Q. What is the difference between soul slavery and body slavery?
A. When you are in prison, your body is in slavery. When you are taken prisoner in war, your body is enslaved. When you are kidnapped, your body is enslaved. But because your body is enslaved, it does not mean that you soul is enslaved. Your soul can operate when you body is in slavery, like the Apostle Paul when he was in prison.
You can be free physically and your soul can be in slavery, either as an unbeliever or as a believer out of fellowship, controlled by your old sin nature. That is soul slavery.
When Christ sets you free, you are free indeed,
in prison or out of prison.
Q. What has God promised us along with our so great salvation?
A. First, I have this listed on our web site, under 34 Things God Wants to Give You. You can check it out there.
But He wants to give you peace of mind.
I hope this will be a source of encouragement for
you, and if you need more don’t hesitate to turn to the web
site. Thank you!
Q. I divorced my first wife and I married my second wife. Now I’ve realized the mistake I made. Can I go back to my first wife? (The names are kept private.)
A. You can’t go back to your first wife if she has married another. This is found in Deut 24:1-5.
Secondly, the question comes up of what were the conditions of the first divorce. Was it a bonafide Biblical divorce or not? If not, then you are still married to the first and now involved in a second. Which means no domestic tranquility for you. But you haven’t lost your salvation.
I hope this helps with your question.
Q. What about courtship?
A. That is a word that is rare today – courtship – when a man asks a girl out on a date. Well, you don’t meet her at the mall, or some other nondescript place. You call on her at home. You’re not afraid of her parents seeing what you look like or don’t look like. Then the time you spend with her is totally your responsibility. You pay the way. You don’t go dutch treat. You pay the way and pick up the tip, too. If you can’t then don’t go out. She may or may not be your Right-Woman so you have the responsibility to see to it that you protect her soul and body from being violated even by you. You control the relationship so that it doesn’t get out of hand, and out of your hand, too. You are the bishop of her soul, the overseer, and you may be protecting her for her Right-Man which may not be you. Courtship is foreign to our thinking today.
I hope this helps answer some of your questions.
Q. If I divorce my wife and marry someone else and my first wife doesn’t marry anyone, can I go back to her?
A. If you have a bonafide reason for your first divorce and for your second divorce, which seems highly impossible – you would have to be the innocent party in both divorces, and with men today I personally doubt it. Too quick and too young to marry even though you may be older chronologically.
I hope this helps some. It seems like jumping in
and out of marriage shows a great deal of instability. I don’t think I
would be comfortable marrying a man like that.
Q. How can I tell the man that the Lord has designed for me?
A. A very simple way is this:
They opened up a new airport in Miami and I was in charge of the lounge. I was to hire the help for the lounge. So, I interviewed many men. One man came in and told me that he was the one I was looking for because he had worked all the best spots in town. And I didn’t hire him. Why? He is what I called job-hopping. He couldn’t keep a job.
What this means for you - If the man you are dating
or planning to marry doesn’t have stability when it comes to his job and
can’t be stable in that area, then you know that is not the man the Lord
has for you. He telegraphs his instability. But he is sooooooo cute.
Q. All the girls are crazy about this guy and I want to marry him. He is a prize package.
A. If all the girls
want to marry this guy, this guy must be spreading his love all around.
In regard to Christ, we love Him, and we are occupied with Him and no one else. There is no other.
Love capacity must have concentration. But who can
concentrate on one thing today?? Especially on a woman! Football
maybe. Beer for sure!
Q. I am interested in this man. Does his appearance mean anything?
A. Yes appearance means something. It shows what he is thinking. You can usually tell what a man is thinking by the way in which he dresses.
I remember when we first went out on a date, now there is a word, not used today, a date. Well, when we went out on a date, we even brushed our teeth and put on foo foo water, so that we would smell nice to our lady.
Clothes don’t have to be expensive (or designer)
but they can be clean and neat. The
Have you ever noticed how sloppy men and women dress today who are involved in sports? Or haven’t you lived that long?
I remember watching tennis players with long white flannel pants. And white shoes and a nice white sport shirt. Even if they couldn’t play well, they looked good. Today what athlete looks good striking out?
Grooming is important! Sloppy dressers are sloppy thinkers. And they have no respect when being seen with you. You should be proud to be seen with someone.
I always wanted white hair so I could like the man
of distinction, but it never happened.
Q. If a man is complimentary to me, does that mean he is my Right-Man?
A. Not necessarily. If a man compliments you and tells you how beautiful you are and describes some of your feminine pulchritude, that is not your man. If a man compliments you and expresses how much he loves the real you, not the body, but the soul, then you have something to think about.
But most of the guys you date, or I should say, that you meet at the mall, don’t even know if you have a soul or not – and don’t care. What it is that they care about? Easy! What they compliment. That is what they are after.
Many people get into bodies today but hardly ever
does any one get into your soul. Soul what??
Q. What about double dating (i.e., dating more than one man)?
A. If you are dating someone and you have thoughts of other men, then that is not your Right-Man. Your Right-Man will so totally occupy your mind that there will be no room for anyone else. If he is fulfilling you, then there is no room for even thoughts of others. The same is true when he double dates.
It’s not having a lot of love for a lot of people.
It is the capacity and concentration and occupation of loving only one
person. “We love because He first loved us.”
Q. Is it right for my date to run me down in public?
A. No! A man in your
soul is the best protection a woman can ever have. He will not put you
down in private or in public. He will not make fun of you or razz you or
embarrass you in any way. This indicates immaturity and that he is not
right for you, and he is trying to build his happiness on someone else’s
Q. The man I am dating is very forceful and pressures me into having a relationship with him. Is this indicative of a Right-Man?
A. No it is not. Love comes from human volition. Anything that coerces your free will will destroy your ability to recognize the man the Lord has for you, and even to respond to your Right-Man.
Women will not respond as slaves, but only as a free soul. Men may try to stupidly destroy the freedom of the woman but when Christ sets you free, you are free indeed. And the Word of God stored in the soul promotes freedom for every one.
What isn’t freely given isn’t worth having.
Q. Will you go into more detail about how a man dresses?
A. Yes. A man can be poor and not have very expensive clothes. But they can be clean, and they can be neat. In other words, the best that he has, that is the way that he will want to be seen with you, to enhance your beauty and not to distract from it.
He can wear jeans – I wouldn’t. I think they are overalls and working clothes but not for dating. That is just me. – But the jeans do not have to be cut with your knee sticking out and also your gluteus maximus.
He can cut his nails and get the dirt out from underneath
them. He doesn’t have to wear after shave lotion because he probably doesn’t
shave. But he can wear underarm deodorant. To smell like an Arab is not
masculine. That is simply bad hygiene. He can brush his teeth and get a
decent hair cut and not wear his hair like that which the Lord calls an
abomination. These are very simple principle of hygiene which I guess are
Q. How flexible should a Christian be?
A. You can be as flexible
as you want to be and have a relaxed mental attitude about anything and
everything. But there are certain things we can’t be flexible about. I
cannot be flexible when I am told there is another way of salvation apart
from faith in Jesus Christ. I cant believe when I am told that Mary is
a co-redeemer. I can’t believe that when you pray to Mary she will make
Jesus Christ give you what you want, when we are told to pray to God our
Father. I can’t believe when I am told that people go to Purgatory
and the Church prays you out after they have a high mass. No, I am not
flexible when it comes to what Christ has said. I think we are still
Now, that is a word you don’t hear anymore. We can’t compromise the Word
Q. When I date some man, what should he know about the Word of God for us to have any kind of a relationship?
A. He would have to
be a believer first of all.
Q. When a man picks me up for a date, should it be my decision how we are to spend the evening?
A. No. If a man is dating you, he should arrive and have the evening planned for the both of you and take responsibility for the evening and should know what it is that would please you and the type of evening you would be happy with.
For example, he wouldn’t take you to a basketball game if you were not interested in basketball. That would only please him and if you watched some of these basketball games they would disgust you.
It is not what pleases him but what pleases you and in pleasing you he is pleased, because he pleased you.
”What is your pleasure, treasure?”
Q. Don’t you think if they put Christ back in the schools it would stop all this shooting?
A. First of all, you started with a false premise. Christ is always in the school. Christ is omnipresent and you can’t take Him out of the schools. Tthere never was a time nor will there ever be when He is not in the schools.
The problem is not with Christ being in the schools,
but it is with parents who are not raising their children in the nurture
and admonition of the Lord. The parents won’t take in the Word of God and
don’t discipline their children and the delinquency is with the parents.
Q. I am a single lady waiting for my Right-Man from the Lord. What can I do to sustain myself while I am waiting on the Lord?
A. There are two marvelous provisions for single ladies:
One is the Word of God.
Secondly, the Lord Jesus Christ as the Bishop of
your soul will be your Right-Man until your Right-Man comes along.
This is called single bliss.
Q. Someone told me that the UNPARDONABLE SIN was adultery. Is that true?
A. No, that is not true.
Jesus Christ died for all the sins of the world
— past, present, and future.
”The Holy Spirit shall come and convince you of
sin,” of unbelief in Me.
There is one thing God can’t do and that is save
a person who will not accept His Son as their personal Saviour.
Q. How will my Right-Man fulfill me so that I can know?
A. One: When he is absent
from you, he will leave behind and provide for you fragrance of memories.
The knight in shinning armor, but not like the knights of ancient times, they fit into their armor,
Most people kiss a lot of frogs before they kiss
Q. Will my Right-Man be aggressive?
A. Yes. Your Right-Man will not be passive. He will be aggressive and masculine. A woman is never told to love her husband in Scripture, for the simple reason is that the man is the aggressor and initiates love.
”Herein is love. Not that we love Him. But that He loved us and gave Himself for us.” ”Husbands love your wives as Christ loved the Church and gave Himself for it.”
Man is the initiator and the woman is the responder.
She responds to his love and reflects his love. Like we do as the Body
of Christ for Christ.
Q. What about companionship when it comes to courting or marriage?
A. Your Right-Man will enjoy your company over and above anyone elses, and the same thing will be true with you. So, it is not “where do we eat” or “what do we eat.” Eating is an opportunity to be with the one you love and want to be with. Because you would rather be with him, or her, more than anyone else.
If you can’t be together, then the fragrance of memories will fill your soul until the next time you are together again. Your memory center will be filled the fragrance of him and/or her.
When you go into a restaurant where you once ate together, you will remember that time and a smile will come on your lips. Which means that man is not from Mars and the woman is not from Venus. But they are a part of God’s gracious gift to you.
”He who receives a woman from the Lord receives
Q. Will you please explain what you mean by norms and standards?
A. We all have a conscience and in our conscience we have norms or standards which means there are some things we will do and something we won’t do.
For example, beer and drugs, etc. are not for me. So I wouldn’t be interested in anyone associated with the same. I don’t believe for example in kissing and telling, where some guy goes out with you and you hug and kiss and he tells all the boys on the corner, etc.
Your Right-Man will have the same norms and standards
as you do if you are both Christians and in the Word of God because then
both of you will have Divine norms and standards set up by the Lord in
His Word. And you will not have a seared conscience, which is a Biblical
term for the destruction of your norms and standards.
Q. Does water baptism save?
A. Paul didn’t think so. He said he only baptized two people, that I could remember, Crispus and Gaius. Baptism was a confusion then and it still is.
There are seven baptisms in Scripture and they are not all water. One is a cloud, with Moses. One is with fire at the Second Advent. Then there is the baptism of the Cross and there is the baptism of Jesus Christ, and John’s baptism, baptism of the Holy Spirit, and believers’ baptism.
The only thing that saves you is not water but it is Christ. “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and thou shalt be saved.”
Being baptized is you doing something. The sign over Heaven is “NOT OF WORKS LEST ANY MAN SHOULD BOAST.”
You couldn’t take a fatally ill person confided
to bed in a hospital and baptize them for their salvation. In bed, while
dying, the promise is “WHOSOEVER SHALL CALL UPON THE NAME OF THE LORD SHALL
Q. If I, as a Christian, went on the show to become a millionaire, would the Lord give me the answers to win?
A. Why try to win a million? For what reason? What do you need a million for? Why not just trust the Lord for your needs and be content with what you have?
What you are saying is. “Father, you can’t take care of me so I am going to Satan and his world system so that I can become rich.”
Most Christians along with most people don’t know how to handle money and they all fail the prosperity test. Check our the richest man in the world, Solomon, and what happened to him ...
”The deceitfulness of riches.” Money talks, it says
goodbye. You can’t built your happiness on the details of life.
Q. All I am hearing today is about equality. Are we all equal?
A. No, we are not all equal. We are only equal in one sense, that we have all sinned and come short of the Glory of God. In that we are equal. Other than that we are not equal.
Politicians try to legislate equality, but the only way to do that is to lower us all to the lowest common denominator. And then we will all say, “Duh!”
But God in one second can make us all equal. But not by bringing us all down to the lowest denominator. He makes us equal by lifting us up to the highest denominator. How? “We are the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus. There is neither Jew nor Gentile, male nor female, bond nor free, we are all one in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
Now that is equality!
Q. I was told that I had to acknowledge that I was a sinner and confess my sins before I can be saved. Is that right?
A. No, that is not right for the simple biblical fact that Christ died for the sins of the whole world, even those who would not believe in Him.
God the Father judged all our sins in Christ Jesus.
Saviour. And we accept Him as our personal Saviour.
”Verily, verily, I say unto you, he that believeth
on Me hath eternal life.” You, Me, life!
I have received questions addressed to me as DEAR ABBA. And I have answered them with the best of my ability by using Scripture for my answers.
Now, Dear Abba has a question for you.
Q. What do Peter and John and the angels have in common?
A. 1 Pet 1:12, “Which things the angels desire to look into.”
The word here for “look” is one of 18 words used for looking in the New Testament. It is the same word used for Peter and John looking into the sepulcher of Jesus Christ. The word is PARAKUPTO, which literally means, “to stoop down and peer into, peering with your eyes popping out.”
John and Peter and the angels are all interested in the salvation of the Lord Jesus Christ. John and Peter were peering in. The angels are peering down learning from the believers in the Lord Jesus Christ.
And every time a person accepts Jesus Christ as
their personal Saviour, there is joy in Heaven and the elect angels clap
their hands, and the fallen angels are losers.
Q. Are drinking and smoking some of the worst sins in the Bible?
A. No, there are seven worst sins listed in Proverbs and only one of them is overt and that is MURDER. Murder is a sin. The other six are mental attitude sins and sins of the tongue, like hatred, jealousy, pride, judging, gossip, and maligning, etc.
Did you know that playing marbles is a sin? Yes,
Christ said it over and over again, “Marvel not.”
Q. What about accusations that are made against me as a believer in the Lord Jesus Christ?
A. Believers are prohibited from judging other believers. Judging always has a bad connotation in Scripture. However, a believer is to discern. Matt 7:1-2, Rom 14:4-10, 1 Cor 2:15.
A believer in fellowship can evaluate, especially on the basis of a frame of reference and knowledge in the human spirit. But a believer out of fellowship will always be judging, his own sin nature will control his thought and speech pattern. Every believer must live his life as unto the Lord, however parents have jurisdiction over their children. Every believer has the right of privacy before the Lord.
God judges believers for judging and carnality. Heb 12:6. A believer is to leave all discipline in the hands of the Lord.
Rom 8:33, corrected translation, “Who shall bring any accusation versus the elect of God.”
The answer: No one!
Q. I hear so much today about loving everybody and I am confused because I honestly don’t love everybody. Can you help me?
A. Love is at its maximum after the point of propitiation, God being satisfied, to every believer.
The believer is in union with the Lord Jesus Christ
and therefore, because of propitiation, God can love the believer with
maximum Divine love. Eph 1:6, 1 John 3:2. God can love every believer with
maximum love regardless of the spiritual status because of the following
Love is exhaled in three areas when the believer
is functioning under the principle of growing in Grace:
In addition to the above, there is a Greek word,
ASTROGOS, and this word occurs in the negative sense in Rom 1:31, 2 Tim
3:3 and this is the relationship love between parents and children.
AGAPE love is produced by the filling of the Holy Spirit in the mentality of the soul only. And when this love is produced, there is the absence of mental attitude sins. It also respects the volition of the individuals and also respects the privacy and property of others. This is the “love everybody” concept.
PHILOS love is the filling of the Holy Spirit plus
doctrinal information. This is a total soul love. There is an exhale from
every aperture of the soul.
The source of PHILOS love is the application of the Word of God.
The difference between AGAPE and PHILOS love:
Total soul rapport with the Lord:
That is a total soul rapport with the Lord and with
only a few selected people.
Q. I am a believer and I am single and I am waiting for my Right-Man. What principles can I claim?
A. If you are a believer and you are single, remain in that status and take the waiting time to grow in Grace. Learn the doctrine of Right-Man/Right-Woman until your position of being single changes.
It is much better to be single than being married to the wrong man!!!!
If you cannot live with yourself, you cannot take your problems and live with someone else. And changing from single to married status is the most insane thing you can do because you make your problems worse.
If a man cannot support himself, then he cannot support others who are dependent upon him, i.e., “He that provideth not for his own family especially those of the house of God.”
As a believer, it is better first of all, to understand pertinent doctrines on the subject of love, sex, and marriage before any change is made from being single to becoming marriage. 1 Cor 7:8-10.
When you study the doctrine of Right-Man/Right-Woman you may come to the conclusion that you are married to the wrong person. This is not an excuse to break up the marriage. Keep growing in Grace and lean heavily on the Lord.
You can turn an unhappy marriage into a happy one
You will have problems and the natural repercussions
of a mixed marriage, but your responsibility is to stay filled with the
Spirit and learn the Word of God and use the principles of winning the
unbelieving mate to the Lord … by your manner of life.
Q. Do you know of any Scripture that relates marriage to our relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ?
A. Yes I do, and that is a great question. I have tapes on that and literature from some of our Bible classes. Once you understand your relationship with the Lord as the Bridegroom and you as the bride, you will be able to apply that in marriage and even with your children. We are the bride of Christ and we are also the children of God so that is a great application there.
Here are some of the verses that you asked for:
Isa 54:5, Isa 61:10, Isa 62:5, Eph 5:25, Mark 2:19-20, John 2:9-11, John
3:29, Jer 7:34, 16:2, 25:10, 33:11, Joel 2:16, Psa 19:5, Psa 45:1-15, Rev
21:2, 22:9, 22:17
Q. What is Category Two love?
A. Category one love
is toward God. Deut. 6:5, Rom 8:35, 1 Jn 4:19.
The strength or fortification of Category two love, is mentioned in S.O.S. 8:6-7. It is said to be as strong as death and cannot be extinguished by the pressures of life.
S.O.S. 8:6, “Love is as strong as death. Jealousy is as cruel as the grave. The coals thereof are coals of fire, which hath a most vehement flame.” Literally, a flame of Jehovah.
That is the force of the love of Right-Man and Right-Woman.
The exclusiveness of Category two love is extended to one person, even one person of the opposite sex. All others are excluded, therefore happiness in sex is found in one person only. Prov 5:18-19.
This excludes the following as a basis for sex happiness,
which are being taught now in Red Book magazine and on the Internet:
Category two love produces an exclusive and perfect happiness which is self-sustaining and partner sustaining.
There is a sex happiness which cannot be known apart from Category two love. Prov 15:17. It does not depend upon anyone or anything else. This is the whole doctrinal basis for the honeymoon.
Therefore, Category two love is protective under
Category two love illustrates relationship with
Q. Can you help me? Every time I confess my sins, then I do the same thing over again and then I confess again. I can’t believe that God will forgive me all the time.
A. The very verse that you use for confessing you sin answers your doubts.
1 John 1:9, “If we confess our sins, God is faithful
and just to forgive us of our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”
The problem is that we all have an area of weakness and they differ. When you are out of fellowship you go to your area of weakness.
”Lay aside every weight and the sin that so easily
besets us.” That is the area of weakness.
You know there is a promise that says that “God will not test you above what you are able but will provide a way for you to escape.”
Sometimes the way of escape that He provides is a good pair of shoes, and you should leave the area of temptation.
I will follow this up with the principle found in the Bible of how to isolate your sins and not light one sin on another which is what you are doing. I call it chain-sinning, like chain smoking, lighting one cigarette on another.
More to come …
Q. Can you help me? I am having trouble with confession of sin.
A. When you sin and confess your sin, that sin is forgiven, 1 John 1:9.
God is faithful, which means He will always do what follows. God is just, which means that He is faithful to do what He is about to promise and He is right and fair in doing it. ”To forgive us of our sins.” When God forgives it, He forgets it and puts it “as far away as the East is from the West.”
Since God has forgiven the sin, we are to forget it. Phil 3:13, “Forgetting those things which are behind.” You have to look at that sin from the Divine Viewpoint and what is the Divine Viewpoint? Forget it!
If we remember a sin we have confessed, it becomes
the basis of perpetuating that sin and perpetuating Divine discipline.
Now, when you confess the sin, three things may happen:
If you remember a confessed sin, you create, or sprout, a new sin from a dead sin. The word is “seed” in Heb 12:15. Now you may be under Divine discipline, but not for the confessed sin, but from new sin. Perpetuated Divine discipline is caused by perpetuating sin. Heb 12:15, looking diligently.
Constantly ride herd on yourself. Check yourself that you don’t perpetuate your confessed sins. Put your faith in and claim the promise of 1 John 1:9.
Heb 12:15, “Fail of the Grace of God.”
Heb 12:15, “Any root of bitterness spring up.” New sin from dead sin,
Heb 12:15, “Trouble you.”
Heb 12:15, “Thereby many be defiled.”
If you don’t isolate your sin, all other doctrines will not get you out of sin. So this is an important doctrine.
Next time we will take up what happens when you are chain sinning – adding one sin to another.
Don’t forget when you are out of fellowship you
are under Divine discipline and you are grieving and quenching the Holy
Spirit. Your prayers are not heard and the Holy Spirit, who is your Teacher,
cannot teach you the Word, and if you stay out of fellowship long enough,
you go home through the sin unto death.
Q. Will you explain chain-sinning further?
A. The principle of converting sins or sprouting new sins from a dead seed, which is confessed sin. There are three areas of converting sins:
C. Overt activity: Harassment, violence, revenge activity.
All believers fail. We all have an old sin nature
and we must:
Q. Could you give me some Scriptures on unlimited atonement?
A. Yes. Here are some:
1. Definition: Unlimited atonement means that Jesus
Christ died for the sins of the whole world.
2. Jesus Christ paid for the sins of all members
of the human race, not just for the redeemed ones who accept Jesus Christ.
3. He died for all.
4. Application of unlimited atonement to salvation:
5. The volition of man is the issue in salvation. Will man choose for Christ or against Christ?
6. If man chooses against Christ, he stands on his own good works against the good work of Christ, the Cross.
7. The issue in the last judgment, the great white throne judgment, is human good vs. Divine good.
8. Unlimited atonement in the Old Testament.
Before you go into combat you need basic training.
Q. What does the Bible say about people retiring as senior citizens? And what does the Bible say about handicapped people?
A. I will answer both of these questions as I prefer always to do so that the Word which is alive and powerful will be able to illuminate the particular subject in view.
First, I can quote the verses for old age and I can also give a personal testimony about old age. I never like to teach experience for Doctrine, but in this case my experience is a result of Doctrine. I am only saying this so that you will know that I am not 19 years old, and may have some credibility with you aged ones. May 20th, 2000 I will become 78 years young, and it will be 40 years now that I have been studying and teaching the Word of God.
So, briefly, and I will go into detail, because I think it is important, I have not retired, and I will never retire. I see too may old people walking around or crawling around bemoaning their fate. Get a life and be somebody.
Here is one verse, of which there are many, and with which I will continue this subject of retirement and handicapped people. Psa 92:14, “They shall bring forth fruit in old age and they shall be fat and flourishing.”
You don’t retire. You serve the Lord now even though you don’t have a 9 to 5 job, and you bear fruit in old age. It is easier than when you were younger.
I will explain next …
Q. What advantage does a handicapped person have?
A. 2 Cor 5:7, “We walk by faith and not by sight.”
If a person is blind, they can’t see this world around them, and so the principle is they walk by faith and not by sight. Most people go astray when they walk by sight. 2 Cor 4:18, “While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen, for the things which are seen are temporal, but the things which are not seen are eternal.”
So, a blind person has an advantage, especially
in this day because they cannot be influenced by what they see in the world
system under Satan. When you can’t see, you walk by faith. And when you
can see, then we are the seeing sightless instead of sightless seeing.
Q. Can handicapped people serve the Lord?
A. Surely, probably more so than a so-called person who is not handicapped. When a person is handicapped, they know they are handicapped. And so then they know there are certain things they can’t do. So they are half way home. Now since there is something they can’t do, now is their opportunity to call upon the Lord and put their situation in His hands and take it out of their hands and stop using handicapped parking places as a sign of sympathy.
Handicapped people have a great advantage knowing they are handicapped as opposed to some one who thinks they can do anything and everything.
More next time with Biblical illustrations ...
Q. What is the difference between human good and Divine good?
A. We come into this world physically alive and spiritually dead. When a person rejects Jesus Christ as their personal Saviour, they have no relationship with God for God is a Spirit and they must worship Him in Spirit and Truth.
So, the unbeliever can only produce human good, coming from their own energy.
But, the believer in the Lord Jesus Christ, in fellowship with God in time, controlled by God the Holy Spirit can produce Divine good, the fruit of the Spirit. The distinction is made in 1 Cor. where we have gold, silver, and precious stones (Divine good) and wood, hay, and stubble, which is human good, which will be burned up. Rev 20 tells us we are judged according to our works. All human good is no good and will be all burnt up.
Now, if a believer is out of fellowship with God
in time, he is quenching and grieving the Holy Spirit and he, too, then
produces human good and acts as an unbeliever even though he is still saved.
Q. Where do you find Right-Man/Right-Woman in Scripture?
A. 1. The pattern and the precedent of Right-Man and Right-Woman was established at the creation of man, Gen 2:21-25.
A. Adam and one Eve. Not two Eves, or five.
B. In the one man/one woman concept, the woman was “brought” to the man, Gen 2:22. When a Christian woman or man conducts the “big search” instead of trusting the Lord in guidance when it comes to marriage with the right one, difficulties result. We trust Him for salvation, but why not for marriage?
C. A Christian is to get his or her life partner on the basis of Grace, not human hustle and panic, i.e., “looking for Mr. Goodbar.”
D. Sex was introduced in marriage long before any children were born. Sex within marriage is not for having children only. Notice the word “cleave,” Gen 2:24, which is soul and body contact.
E. According to Gen 2:24, Mama and Papa interfering
with the marriage of their children is wrong and disastrous.
Q. Does a mature believer have his prayers answered more than an immature believer?
A. Whether you are a mature believer or an immature believer, your prayers will not be answered as a believer if you are out of fellowship.
Psa 66:18. “If I regard iniquity in my heart, the Lord will not hear me.” Also found in Isa 59:1-3.
A mature believer, therefore, should be spending more time in fellowship than an immature believer. So, he should be at the throne of Grace more than an immature believer. Secondly, a mature believer would know what not to ask for and what to ask for. You don’t ask for things which are given in another way. For example, you don’t pray for the Holy Spirit to fall on you, or the church. Every believer is indwelt by God the Holy Spirit. Now the believer has to stop quenching and grieving the Holy Spirit by confession of sin and then the Holy Spirit can control them.
So, the mature believer is in fellowship more than
an unbeliever and knows more what not to pray for than a immature believer.
Some people don’t ask and others ask amiss centered on their own lust pattern.
And so they ask amiss.
Q. I don’t understand my wife. Can you help me?
A. Women are not hard to understand. The Bible tells you all about them. Instead of going to the bar looking for women, why don’t you go to the Book?
1. God demands that believers marry believers, those who have personally accepted Jesus Christ as their personal Saviour. 2 Cor 6:14 ff
A. Believers are never to marry
unbelievers, no matter how nice the unbeliever may be. It is prohibited.
Well, what about people who disregard this principle and marry anyway?
The results include misery, unhappiness, and every problem imaginable along
2. Even in the empty life of the unbeliever, when
the Right-Man is married to the Right-Woman, he derives great happiness
from her, even though his life is empty.
The one good thing this unbeliever did in his useless
life was marry his Right-Woman. Why is this point so important? This is
the emphasis. If the unbeliever with the right unbelieving woman can be
happy, just think what you can enjoy as a believer when both are saved
and are living the Christian way of life!
Q. Part Two, I Don’t Understand Women
A. Eve is the first woman and so we begin with dealing with her.
Eve was deceived by Satan.
The only way that Adam and Eve could sin, without an old sin nature, was by the use of their negative volition. And this caused spiritual death. This brought into existence the old sin nature.
Eve could have fellowship with Adam after sinning
in her soul. She lost fellowship with God. She died spiritually and her
human spirit died.
Q. I don’t understand women. I can’t figure them out. Can you help me?
A. The Word of God is very clear on what women are like. Of the two, man is more complicated than the woman.
Let’s take the first woman for example:
Adam lost something when the rib was taken from him. But God gave it back to him in the form of a beautiful woman. Now that is what God can do with a rib. Can’t you take a rib?!
The Hebrew word for man is ISH and the Hebrew word
for woman is ISHAH.
Principle: The woman does not have to hunt for the Right-Man. God has the Right-Man for you.
“Eve” – this help was from his own species and not from lower creation. Gen 2:20. Lower creation is not compatible with human beings eliminating the concept of common original evolution.
Eve was made for Adam. Body, soul, with the ability to have fellowship with Adam. In her soul she had:
Self-consciousness – she was aware of Adam
She had a human spirit and that gave her the ability
to have fellowship with God.
Q. What then is a woman like?
A. The woman was originally created for the man, and Adam was created in the image of God. She was created for man because he was lonely. A woman than is basically a responder, and only in that situation is she truly happy. She is a helper of the same species.
Then in the marriage relationship, the woman fulfills the man and the man is complete by having the woman. Gen 2:23 Note that a woman’s capacity to respond is hindered by many things.
Basically, a woman is beautiful because of what she thinks. As a woman thinketh in her mind so is she. An inner mental attitude of love minus envy, jealousy, hatred, bitterness, and implacability. Beauty on the inside survives the attacks of time, 1 Pet 3:1-7
If the woman does not have something to which to respond, she becomes bitter, frustrated, and/or practices some form of escapism, such as clubs and drinking, etc. Therefore, the interrelationship between husband and wife must be one of co-operation rather than of competition.
The woman’s stability, believer, comes from the daily function of taking in the Word of God and growing into maturity and keeping away from an emotional revolt in the soul.
Q. What part does morality have in the Plan of God?
A. Morality is absolutely necessary for the orderly function of the human race under the Divine Institutions.
1. Divine Institution # 1: Free
Therefore, morality is for the whole human race for it makes the Divine Institutions function smoothly. For example, unbelievers are to be legally married to unbelievers. They are not to live like animals. But, it must be understood that morality does not save.
Thus, Christianity is not a morality, but a living, dynamic relationship with God the Father through His Son Jesus Christ.
Morality, even to believers, has no dynamic in itself. It cannot save or manufacture spirituality. The dynamic is found in the filling of the Holy Spirit and maturity.
Morality must be distinguished from human good.
Human good is religion. Asceticism. Trying to pull
you up by your own boot straps.
Human good proceeds out of the strong area of the old sin nature and it is never acceptable to God.
In the unbeliever, morality and human good can overlap. But in the believer, the Holy Spirit in control produces Divine Good, and in this case, morality is Divine Good because of the production of the Holy Spirit.
What makes the difference in the believer between morality and human good is the source — either the old sin nature or God the Holy Spirit.
The human good that comes from the old sin nature is inconsistent and often becomes a facade for the hidden sins that are the worst sins, and sins of the tongue.
Parents should teach their children what morality
is and the principles regarding the Divine Institutions of free will, marriage,
family, and nationalism.
Q. Can you break down the Mosaic Law so I can understand it?
A. There are three sections in the Mosaic Law:
A. Codex A. This is the moral code, the commandments
of Exodus 20, Deut 5,
B. Codex B. The spiritual code. These are the ordinances. And these picture a complete Christology, the feast days, Levitical offerings, modus operandi of the priesthood, organization, and material for the Tabernacle. They present the Saviour. Exodus 24-31
C. Codex C. Social code, the judgment of the dietary
laws, marriage, taxes, etc. It presents a way of life for the Jews, and
norms and standards for stability in any national entity. Exodus 21-33
”The Law was a schoolmaster to bring us to Christ
and after Christ came, we are not longer under the schoolmaster.”
Q. What about mother nature?
A. Who is mother nature? I didn’t know nature had a mother. Neither does God have a mother. God has a Father.
1. The present state of nature.
2. Nature was originally good and not subject to
uselessness, Gen 1 and 2
3. Any good that comes from nature today, comes through man’s work. Gen 3:17-19
4. This situation that nature can be advantageous does not exist because of the desire of nature. But God brought it to pass, Gen 3:19, so that the subjection of the nature would be compatible with the fallen state of man. It is advantageous for man to be occupied with work. Rom 8:20
5. Thus, Adam was to have dominion over nature but by the fall, nature was cursed.
6. As the second Adam, the last Adam will bring peace to nature.
7. The hope of nature, creation, is the Second Advent
of Jesus Christ. Then the Earth
8. There will be future changes in the status of
Please don’t tell the environmentalists.
Q. What part does God the Holy Spirit have in the life of the Lord Jesus Christ?
A. 1. The Holy Spirit did not come to indwell all believers until the Lord Jesus Christ had ascended and was glorified. John 7:38-39
2. The purpose of the indwelling of the Holy Spirit in this dispensation is not to glorify the Holy Spirit. but to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ, John 16:13, while Jesus Christ is absent from the Earth. John 16:14
3. The purpose of the indwelling of the Holy Spirit in the body of the believer is to glorify Christ and we are so commanded, 1 Cor 6:20. This is accomplished by the filling of the Holy Spirit. Eph 5:18 with 1 John 1:9.
4. The believer’s body is the temple of the Holy Spirit. 1 Cor 6:19. This glorification occurs on the inside of the believer. 1 Cor 3:16
5. When the believer is filled with the Spirit, in fellowship, his life is written by the Holy Spirit. 2 Cor 3:3. Declared to be the epistles, or letters, of Christ written by God the Holy Spirit.
6. When the believer is filled with the Spirit, Christ is at home in his body. Eph 3:16-17, “That Christ might dwell,” literally, be at home, “in the soul.”
7. Therefore, the transitional command in Rom 13:4, “Put on the Lord Jesus Christ.” The filling of the Spirit produces the fruit of the Spirit and makes no provision for the flesh, the old sin nature. The use of 1 John 1:9 provides cleansing. Then the Holy Spirit controls, then the use of growing in Grace operates unto maturity and Christ is glorified. John 16:14
8. When the believer is controlled by the Holy Spirit, the Lord is glorified. Phil 1:20 with 1 Cor 6:19-20
9. When the believer is controlled by the Holy Spirit, the Lord’s character is formed in the life. Gal 4:19, Gal 5:22-23
10. The fruit of the Spirit, Gal 5:22-23, is the character of Jesus Christ as He walked on this Earth.
11. All believers are ambassadors for Christ, 2 Cor 5:20. But when a believer is out of fellowship, his representation of Christ is not Christ glorifying.
12. The carnal believer is commanded to wake up and let the Holy Spirit glorify Christ, “be filled with the Spirit,” Eph 5:14-18
13. The glorification of Christ is done through
the shining forth of the maturity of the believer. Believers are lights,
Q. Do you think we are headed for another crash?
A. I remember very clearly even up to today seeing the results of the crash in the twenties. I remember seeing soldiers sitting on orange crates on the corner with a cup in their hand and inside was an American flag and pencils which they were selling. I have never forgotten that sight.
What possessions do we have that we can’t lose them? And, if we can lose them, are they really our possessions? There is only one possession that we have that we cannot lose.
Psa 16:5, “The Lord is the portion of mine inheritance
and of my cup Thou maintainest my lot.”
Put the possessions that you can lose second and
put the Lord first and then you’ll have no problem if there is another
Q. Someone came to my door and asked me to fill out this questionnaire on what I thought it took to get to Heaven. See if you choose the ones I chose.
A. Which of the following will get you into Heaven?
1. Church membership.
The answer: None of them will. Only one thing
will get you into Heaven:
Q. What do you think of horoscopes in line with the Word of God?
A. One time I was asked what sign I was born under and I said I was born under a sign that said No Vacancy.
But I can tell you from Scripture what you life was in the past and what it is now and what it will be in the future without knowing what day you were born. Your physical birth is not important, but your Second Birth is!
Christians are born under the sign given by Isaiah:
Isa 7:14. “Wherefore the Lord Himself shall give you a sign. Behold a virgin shall conceive and bear a Son and shall call His Name Immanuel, which means God with us.”
Here is your past ... Eph 2:1-3, “dead in trespasses and sins, walking according to the course of this world, children of disobedience, lust of the flesh, children of wrath.”
Here is your present ... Eph 2:5-9. “Quickened us together with Christ and has raised us up together and made us sit together in Heavenly places in Christ. Saved by Grace through faith and that not of ourselves it is the gift of God, not of works lest any man should boast.”
Here is your future ... Eph 2:7, “That in the ages to come, He might shew the exceeding riches of His Grace in His kindness toward us through Christ Jesus.”
What sign are you born under? No Vacancy to the
sign of the virgin birth. Now you can celebrate two birthdays. Happy Birthday!
Q. What does the Bible say about Easter?
A. There is a passage in Acts 12:4 that says “Easter” in your English Bible. But it is not “Easter.” It is the Greek word PASCHA, which is Passover.
The phrase, “after the Passover” signifies after the festival was at an end. The term “Easter” is not of Christian origin. It is another form of Astarte, one of the titles of the Chaldean goddess, the queen of heaven.
The festival of Pascha held by Christians in post-apostolic
times was a continuation of the Jewish feast, but was not instituted by
Christ, nor was it connected with Lent. For this Pascha, the pagan festival
of Astarte was quite distinct and was introduced into the apostate western
religion, as proof of the attempt to adapt pagan festivals to Christianity.
Q. Should we, as Christians, celebrate Easter?
A. “Some esteem one day over another and we esteem all days alike.” We can celebrate Easter every day. Remember it is not a rabbit that we are celebrating but a Lamb.
”Behold the Lamb of God which taketh away the sins of the world.”
Since we are talking about the resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ, we can celebrate that every day.
Here is a good way to celebrate Easter: Give some
one the Gospel because in the Gospel is the death, burial, and resurrection
of the Lord Jesus Christ. And there is another way in which you celebrate
Easter – by living the Christian way of life, which is the life of the
Q. Are Christians religious?
A. No! Definitely not! If someone calls you that, well that is an insult. “Religion” comes from a Latin word RE LEGGIO, which means to turn back. And that is exactly what religion does. Religion is man trying to work his way to Heaven and Christianity is Christ giving you a gift of Heaven and you either receive it or you don’t.
I know the word “religion” appears in the Bible, but the translator didn’t know what to do or how to translate the Greek word.
James 1:26-27, says “pure religion.” The Greek word there is THRESKEIA, which is literally “worship.”
”True worship is visiting the widows and the fatherless.” It is used of the Jews worshipping angels in Acts 26:5.
The worst thing a Christian can be called is religious
– which means you are lost and are in formalism and overt-type activities.
Q. What is the condition of little babies who are born into this world?
A. We all come into the world lost, without Christ, and without hope, and we are enemies of God and alienated from God. Babies are so cute and precious we forget all about their condition. We are all born with an old sin nature.
1. The old sin nature is passed down through the man. Rom 5:12
2. Satan attacked the woman instead of the man because
Satan had to make the woman sin in order to trick the whole human race.
A. The woman sinned first. She
was deceived. 1 Tim 2:14
3. The human race is counted guilty because Adam sinned. Everyone sinned when Adam sinned, retrospective. When Adam was condemned, Adam’s progeny was condemned.
1 Cor 15:22, “For as all in Adam die,” spiritually,
imputed sin, “even as in Christ shall all be made alive.” “So, by one man
sin came,” Adam, “and so by one Man salvation came, the Second Adam,” Jesus
Q. What does it mean when it says “Greet every one with a holy kiss?”
A. The word “kiss” is PHILEMA, which means to kiss. It was a token of Christian brotherhood, whether by way of welcome or farewell.
A “holy kiss,” is HAGIOS PHILEMA, which means free from anything inconsistent with that calling as a saint, which is a believer. Which means kissing only saints. Which makes sense. So, we don’t kiss frogs and hope they become saints.
There was to be an absence of formality and hypocrisy and a freedom of prejudice arising from social distinctions, from discrimination against the poor partiality toward the well to do. In other words, we are all one in Christ, neither Jew nor Gentile, male nor female, bond nor free.
A holy, separated kiss.
Q. Is perfect environment the answer to man’s problems?
A. No! At the beginning of man’s history, there was perfect environment for an unknown length of time. At the end of man’s history, the Millennium, we have perfect environment for 1,000 years.
In the Garden, Satan came into man’s perfect environment and helped to destroy it. Found in Gen 3. At the end of the Millennium, Satan comes into perfect environment and stirs up a revolt. Found in Rev 20:3, 7-10.
Man’s volition was involved in the destruction of perfect environment in the Garden. Perfect environment will not solve man’s problems in the Millennium.
The only answer is regeneration– and then the intake and application of the Word of God.
At the end of the Millennium, unbelievers, with old sin natures, will join Satan’s revolt even though they had 1,000 years of perfect environment. Perfect environment does not improve the old sin nature.
It is possible that Adam and Eve lived 1,000 years
in perfect environment before Eve got around to sinning along with Adam
– negative volition toward the Word of God.
Revolt at the beginning of time was on a personal
basis – Adam and Eve.
The reason for the Millennium is to prove again that perfect environment is not the answer.
Unbelievers cannot appreciate or enjoy perfect environment. 1 Cor 2:14. The Word of God inside of you creates a perfect environment for you.
There will be perfect environment in eternity. And it will be beneficial because there will be believers in resurrection bodies minus the old sin nature.
In order to start out with perfect environment, there must be
1. The removal of religion.
Q. What part do emotions play in Christianity?
A. The emotions are the appreciators of the soul. Emotion is a response to something in the thought pattern, it is a result of what you think.
1 Pet 3:8, “Finally be ye all of one mind, having
compassion one of another, love as brethren, be pitiful, be courteous.”
The word “pitiful” means good emotions.
Good emotions means an appreciator of the finer things or enjoyable things of life on the basis of who and what the Lord is – Gracious. Phil 4:8-9.
The Word of God is the criterion for emotions, but emotion is not the criterion for the Christian way of life. You are not saved because you feel saved. You are not spiritual because feel spiritual. The norm or standard for the Christian way of life is the Word of God, never the way in which we feel. How you feel does not determine whether you are saved or not. Or whether you are spiritual or not.
Your status depends on what the Bible says, therefore, good emotions are based on the Word of God flowing from the human spirit to the mind and from the mind to the emotions. The emotions of the soul must be channeled through the Word of God.
The human spirit sends the Word of God to our emotions and we have an appreciation of God and we are not dominated by our emotions. Now, the Word of God sent to the emotions and we have on appreciation for God. When emotion is made the criterion, we get into false doctrine which appeals to the emotions.
When you take this appreciator, the emotions, and try to make it a standard or a norm for the Christian way of life, you are not only in trouble, but you become a trouble maker. Rom 16:17-18. “Belly” refers to emotions.
Bad emotions are described in 2 Cor 6:11-12 and
Q. What will eternity be like for the believer?
A. The believer’s hope
is that we know facts concerning eternity:
What the saved soul anticipates (John 5:29):
What the lost soul anticipates:
The soul of the believer is:
Man’s initial relationship to God is one of the creature to the Creator. God is the God of the whole race by virtue of creation, whether acknowledged or not. Jer 32:27. But He is not the father of the human race, only those who believe, Gal 3:26
Man is a living soul, Gen 2:7. All souls belong
to God, Ezek 18:4, Dan 5:23.
There are two kinds of people in the human race,
believer and unbeliever –
There are two destinations.
Q. Is it wrong for my wife not to go to church with me?
A. Yes, it is wrong,
not only for her not to go to church with you, but for her not to go to
church – period. We are told as Christians not to forsake the assembling
of ourselves together. This is what Christ is talking about when He says
the Word of God divides a house, and He said He would send a sword and
not peace. I would continue to go to church if I were you, and possibly
if she sees that this is important in your life, she may change her mind
if she wants anything with you. You have to be sure if she is a believer
or not, for if she is a believer she is to “grow in Grace in the knowledge
of our Lord and
Q. What is the footstool in Scripture?
A. The footstool is mentioned in Heb 1:13, 10:13. The footstool is an idiom in the ancient language, representing the fact that your enemies are conquered.
This footstool operation refers to Jesus Christ in His humanity having victory over Satan at the Cross and Church Age believers in Christ bump one demon each. One on one at the Second Advent.
”Operation footstool” is prophesied for us in Psalm
110:1. The following steps are necessary in dealing with Satan and his
Q. What is the Angelic Conflict?
5. God’s answer:
This resolves the angelic conflict and answers the
Q. What is God like?
A. God is sovereign, righteous, justice, love, eternal life, omniscience, omnipotence, omnipresence, immutability, and veracity.
We will take these characteristics one by one and apply them to our life.
God’s sovereign plan for the human race was this:
Both “believe” and “confess” are non-meritorious. Therefore, it is Grace all the way.
Next time, the righteousness of God. I know you
Q. What is God like?
God is absolute righteousness, Psa 145:17
The Grace of God at the Cross meets the faith of
man and there is a marriage of Grace and faith. And this wedding of Grace
and faith causes conversion.
Q. What is God like?
A. The Justice of God:
God is just and cannot be unfair. 2 Chron 19:7
Therefore, God is:
Next time we will take up the love of God. I hope
you can wait!
Q. What is God like?
A. God is Love
God in His sovereignty decided to treat man in Grace. Eph 2:8-9. Love is the motive of Grace. Righteousness and justice stand in the way because sin is a barrier between man and God.
God’s righteousness cannot have fellowship with man’s filthy rags. Isa 59:2. Justice demands a penalty for sin. Rom 6:23.
In His love, God the Father sent His Son to go to the Cross to die for the sins of the whole world. John 3:16.
So, righteousness and justice are solved and love and eternal life can get through the “Grace pipe” to man. The barrier is removed and the issue is now the Lord Jesus Christ.
The alternative to God’s love is wrath, which is righteousness and justice. John 3:36. If you do not accept Christ, who satisfied the righteousness and justice of God, then you are subject to His righteousness and justice, which is His wrath.
Our next characteristic of God will be eternal life.
Q. What is God like?
A. God is Eternal Life
God has eternal life, which has neither beginning nor ending. Psa 90:2
To share His eternal life with us, God the Eternal Son was willing to leave Heaven and become humanity and die for the sins of the world, John 10:17-18
His Deity could not provide eternal life. Therefore, He became true humanity, the God-man, in order to die. Heb 2:14-15
God will share His eternal life with believers. John 10:27, 28, 1 John 5:11, 12a
Conversely, the unbeliever does not share God’s
eternal life, 1 John 5:12b.
Q. What is God like?
A. God is Omniscient
God is all knowing. Col 2:3. Therefore, He reads our minds. 2 Tim 2:19. He knows who is born again and who is not. God does not use His omniscience to be unfair. Example: in the exodus with Pharaoh and Judah.
Therefore, Rom 8:28, God in His omniscience works all things good and bad together for them who belong to Him.
Knowledge is imparted to the believer through the
Word of God. 1 Cor 2:16, Heb 4:12. By means of the Holy Spirit. 1 Cor 2:9-12,
2 Tim 2:15.
Q. What is God like?
A. God is Omnipresent
God is everywhere at the same time. Prov 15:3. We cannot hide ourselves or our sins from God. Psalm 139:7-12
We can put our faith and trust in Him and His Word
in any situation in life because
He even speaks to the Chinese ... Notice, He calls
them by name, “Lo, I am with you always.”
Q. What is God like?
A. God is Omnipotence
God is limitless in ability and authority. Matt 28:18. He upholds all things by the Word of His power, Heb 1:3.
He has power to save. Salvation, Heb 7:25
Q. What is God like?
A. God is Also Immutable
He is neither capable nor susceptible to change, Matt 3:6a, Heb 13:8
Because He is immutable, He always keeps His promise.
Immutability plus omnipotence, equals faithfulness.
When we read that God repented, or changed His mind, it is an anthropopathism, which doesn’t mean that God has changed, but the people have changed and that God must treat them differently.
Num 23:19, “God is not a man that He should lie,
neither the Son of man that He should repent. Hath He said and shall He
not do it? Or, hath He spoken and shall He not make it good?”
Q. What is God like?
A. God is Absolute Veracity
”Veracity” means that He is perfect truthfulness. There never is a time when He is in error. God cannot lie.
A. Titus 1:2, “Which God that cannot lie.”
His veracity, truth, is eternal.
There is veracity in our salvation.
We can depend upon His veracity to sustain us.
His veracity provides Truth for us in His Word.
Q. Who are the “sons of God” mentioned in Genesis 6?
A. First, remember the principle that the Bible interprets the Bible.
Gen 6:1-2, “And it came to pass when men began to
multiply on the face of
”Sons of god” is the issue here. We find this same expression “sons of god” in Job 1:6, Job 2:1, Job 38:7. The Hebrew word is BENI HA ELOHIM, which is the Hebrew word for fallen angels.
Next, the verse says that the women were fair. But they weren’t fair in any sense of the word because the Hebrew says they were beautiful.
”The fallen angels took the daughters of men.” This is an angelic infiltration into the human race to corrupt the human race so that Christ could not come into the world as our Saviour.
The word “wives” is plural, which means they had more than one. The fallen angels are Mormons.
Now, this was the beginning of Satan’s plan. In the angelic realm marriage was stopped after this judgment from God as now angels are no longer married or given in marriage. Matt 22:30
Apparently angels, even though a superior type of creation, procreated in a manner similar to members of the human race – just as animals, the lower creation, procreate and produce their own kind.
Satan’s master plan was to cut off the Cross by infiltrating the human race with some angelic males finding human females and procreating – thereby developing a race that was not true homo sapien.
We will find out next what was the result of angels
cohabiting with women. Can’t you just wait to find out the sex life of
angels? That would make a good book! But there is already one written –
it is called the Bible.
The result of the satanic angelic infiltration into the human race, Genesis 6
Noah’s line remained true humanity, Gen 6:9. The rest of the race was infiltrated by angels which resulted in supermen, i.e., Hercules, Atlas, Caster, Pollox.
God’s reaction to Satan’s plot:
Gen 6. That He also is flesh as long as man is alive. He has a choice.
The application of verse 3 today. Man’s life span is 120 years at most.
Gen 6, “Yet his days shall be a hundred and twenty years.” They heard the Gospel for 120 years. For 120 years God the Holy Spirit evangelized through various people: Enoch, Methusaleh, and Noah.
Note: The human race gets its old sin nature from the man and the super race got its old sin nature from the fallen angels, the fallen angels being male.
The only people who accepted Christ as their personal Saviour were eight humans who remained true humanity, and were in the ark, starting the new civilization called postdiluvian.
Next time, the result of angelic infiltration, Gen
6:4-5. I know you just can’t wait.
Result of the Infiltration of Angels into the Human Race
Gen 6:4, “There were giants in the Earth in those days.” The word “giants” is NEPHALIM, literally, fallen, corrupt ones.
Gen 6:4, “The same became mighty men.” Literally,
These fallen angels are in prison now. Jude 6, 1 Pet 3:19-22, 2 Pet 2:4-5. The angelic hell is called Tartarus in the Greek. These angels are not operative now. They continue to be in prison till the middle of the Tribulation, at which time Satan is cast to the Earth and is denied access to Heaven.
The events of Rev 9:1-11: Demons are released from angelic hell called the Bottomless Pit.
But notice Gen 6:8, “Found Grace.” Salvation, Gen
6:9, Just, justified.
Q. As a believer I have failed. How do I recover and move on?
Q. I am having trouble with Heb 12:15. Can you help me?
A. Sure. Heb 12:15,
”Fail of the Grace of God.” This is failure to use the Grace of God. Don’t miss using the Grace of God by allowing one unconfessed sin to be the basis for another new sin.
”Any root of bitterness springing up.” This is new sins coming from dead sins.
”Trouble you.” Remembering past sins gives you a guilt complex.
”Thereby many be defiled.” When you carry a guilt complex, others are affected around you.
If you don’t isolate your sin, all your other doctrines
will not get you out of sin.
Q. Will you please explain Heb 6:1-6?
A. In Hebrews 5:1-10 Paul is giving the doctrine of the high priesthood of Christ. Then he stops and tells them why he is going to do chapter 6 before he continues.
They cannot take it in because of lack of growth and they are out of fellowship. They should be teachers but they still do not understand the basics.
Heb 6:1, “Knowing what you are leaving, let us go
on into perfection.”
And then the verse gives a list of the basics. These basic doctrines are:
1. Repentance from dead works. This is human good.
The filling of the Holy Spirit is the means of not producing dead works/human
When this list is referred to again as in verse 6, only the first is mentioned but all six are referred to. This can be seen in the Greek grammar.
One of the laws of interpretation of Scripture reads, “The use of a word in context is determined by the first use of the word.”
Repentance was used in verse 1 as the head of the
list of basic doctrines, the ABCs.
Q. Are there any descriptions of Heaven in the Bible?
A. Yes. There are some and the one I like best I call “the Heaven of no more.” Rev 21:4, perfect happiness in eternity.
”Wipe away all tears,” tears that come from pressure and sorrow, not tears of happiness.
Four things are removed:
”Are passed away,” which is an Aorist tense in the Greek, which means “once and for all passed away.”
There’ll be perfect and perpetual newness, Rev 21:5.
Now, many other things could be said of Heaven and the eternal state. But this will give you a basic understanding of what it will be like.
These are the things you will miss in Heaven. Yea!
Three Characteristics of the Eternal State. Rev 21:3-5
A. The personal presence of the Lord Jesus Christ,
B. Jesus Christ will be accessible to all, Rev 2:22.
Principle: Since the tabernacle is beautiful and Jesus Christ dwelt in the tabernacle in the past as per the Shekinah Glory, He will be in His glory and will not have the humiliation associated in the past with the Cross.
C. Rev 21:23 indicates that Jesus Christ, the Lamb,
has a resurrection body full of light. Your resurrection body will contain
light. People will not be recognized on the basis of light being reflected
or refracted but on the basis of having the light on the inside.
Q. What causes illness?
A. There are three categories of illness in Scripture:
1. Physiological, this is a physical
illness, an organic illness.
When demons possess unbelievers, they can produce certain kinds of diseases. Also Satan and/or demons are permitted by God at times to affect believers’ health from the outside. No believer can be indwelt by a demon.
A. Satan was permitted, from
the outside, to buffet Paul with a “thorn in the flesh” type of disease
or pain. 2 Cor 12:7
Luke 13:16, v 10-17, the cause of this woman’s disease is demon possession. The doctors could not heal her because she was bound by Satan.
Doctors today are baffled with demon-induced illness.
Q. Can you tell me anything about the eternal Jerusalem?
A. The eternal Jerusalem fulfills three separate functions:
1. Headquarters for the universe of eternity. It
is described in Rev 21:9-27. Notice especially Rev 21:24. It is the personal
residence, therefore, of the Lord Jesus Christ, Rev 21:22 and the bride
will be there.
Q. What does the Bible say about Jewish people?
A. There are three types
The first warning against anti-Semitism is given in Gen 12:1-3. Anti-Semitism is hostility towards the Jews.
Jews should be evaluated as individuals, just as you do any Gentile. A Jew should be evaluated as an American citizen by his patriotism, his politics, etc. Jews fought in wars for America and died. And there were Jews in the Alamo.
Evaluate the Jews as a nation, and the nation is called Israel today, which is not under God. Zionism is the attempt to fulfill the covenants of the Old Testament through man’s ability rather then under God’s ability at the Second Advent.
Palestine is a Gentile name for Israel. It comes from the proper name Philistia and it is not an accepted name from Israel’s thinking.
The Jews are under the fifth cycle of discipline and are dispersed among the Gentile nations. They will be dispersed till the Second Advent of Christ. “Jews are back in the land today,” which is simply based on unbelief.
There are certain Jews who are internationalists. Communism was founded by Marx and Engel, both of them were German Jews. These Jews should be evaluated as Gentiles and their actions should be condemned on the basis of the Word of God.
A Jew who becomes a believer in the Lord Jesus Christ is no longer evaluated as a Jew, but as a member in union with Christ, in the body of Christ.
Beware of anti-Semitism. Every off-base publication has published things knocking the Jews. Possibly Barry Goldwater’s defeat in 1964 was due in part to anti-Semitism on the part of certain so-called conservatives.
Gen 12:3, “I will bless them that bless thee, and
curse him that curseth thee and in thee shall all families of the Earth
Q. Can you tell me what imputation means?
A. Yes. 2 Cor 5:21, “He made Him to be sin for us, who knew no sin, that we might be made the righteousness of God in Him.”
Imputation is the act of God whereby He credits
perfect righteousness to the believer in the Lord Jesus Christ.
In salvation our sins are blotted out and we have
eternal life and credited to our account is perfect righteousness. We have
imputed unto us God’s perfect righteousness which qualifies us for Heaven.
The third Heaven.
Q. Will you explain 1 Cor 3 – about gold silver and precious stones, and wood and hay and stubble?
A. Yes. One is a reference to human good and the other is Divine Good.
Human good is dead works, Heb 6:1.
Q. I understand that the Christian doctrine is not to have sex before marriage, but I can’t find it anywhere in God’s Word.
A. Prov 6:32, Heb 13:4, Prov 5:8-9, Job 31:9-12, Matt 1:25, Luke 1:27, 1 Cor 7:34, 1 Cor 7:36-37, SOS 1:16, SOS 8:9-10. There are many more and if you need more, I can mail them to you as it would take up a lot of your computer.
”For I am jealous over you with a godly jealousy,
for I have espoused you to one Husband that I may present you as a chaste
virgin to Christ.”
Q. What is the sin unto death?
A. The sin unto death is found in 1 John 5:16. The sin unto death is not one particular sin that you commit. There are those who have a pet sin and they say that if you commit that one, well you go out under the sin unto death. But that is not true.
One time I was told that mixed bathing was the sin unto death. They probably meant mixed swimming. I was involved in mixed bathing in the service and I bathed with thousands of men and I wasn’t even a believer at that time.
No, the sin unto death is not one specific sin. It is simply staying out of fellowship with the Lord for a length of time and the Lord takes you home before your time. It does affect you physically and is probably not a good way to go home. It is probably a horrible death.
1 John 5:16, “If any man see his brother sin a sin
which is unto death, he shall ask and he shall give him life for them that
sin not unto death, THERE IS A SIN UNTO DEATH I do not say that he shall
pray for it.”
Q. Is it right for a Christian to invest in the stock market to gain wealth?
A. No, you don’t ask or look for something which you get by another means. Here is the source of all wealth:
Deut 8:18, “But thou shalt remember the Lord thy God for it is He that giveth thee power to gain wealth.”
The problem is that you don’t ask or pray for wealth.
It comes another way.
What do we ask for since we want wealth? Ask for
So, if you want wealth, ask for wisdom. Our example is Solomon – the richest man that ever lived because ... he asked for wisdom and when he received wisdom, he also got with it wealth.
1 Kings 3:5, “God said, ask what I shall give thee
and Solomon said.”
Still no money, no wealth. But listen next …
1 Kings 3:13, “And I have given thee that which thou hast not asked both riches and honour so that there shall not be any among the kings like unto thee all thy days.” 1 Kings 3:14, “I will lengthen thy days.”
If you want wealth, don’t ask for wealth, ask for wisdom. And you will get wealth. And when someone comes to visit, show them the wisdom you received, and not your wealth.
”My people are destroyed because of lack of knowledge.”
You wrote about the importance of assembling yourselves together and I agree.
But what do I do when I have searched in the area where I live and there is not
a church teaching the Word of God? Can I not grow other than assembling in a
church that doesn’t teach the Word of God?
P.S. It is possible you may be out of the geographical will
What does the word “repent” mean? I have heard so many different
things, like “feeling sorry for your sins.” But honestly, there are some
sins I don’t feel sorry for. Can you help me?
Christ said, “Repent for the Kingdom of God is at hand.” This is the word
He used: “METANOEO,” a compound word. META means “to change.” NOEO means
your “mind.” Therefore, change your mind. This is not about sin. That has
already been paid for. Sin is not the issue. Christ is the issue. “What think
ye of Christ?” Change your mind about Him. He is more than teacher, but
Q. What is a good way to study the Bible?
A. There are many ways of studying the Bible. One of the general principles is that it would help you greatly to understand the Bible if you marked the following:
Not only what is spoken, but to whom it is spoken, and of whom, with what
words, at what time, where, to what intent, with what circumstances,
considering what goes before and what follows.
Q. I have a friend who is truly sincere. Does that mean they are right?
A. No, that does not mean
that they are right even if they are sincere. They can be sincerely wrong.
It’s like the majority may rule, but the majority is not always right. In
Scripture it is the remnant.
Why are wives never told in Scripture to “love their husbands?”
What does it mean and what kind of love is it when it says
“Husbands love your wives as Christ loved the Church?
Will you please explain Prov 15:29?
This man in our Church is always cussing. It can’t be possible that
he is a Christian, can it?
What touching love did Jonathan give of his love for David?
Did Saul remember his promise to give his daughter in marriage to the
one man that would slay Goliath?
What awful design did Saul form to get David killed?
Did Saul’s daughter love David?
I am confused. Can you help me? I heard a preacher on TV the other
night say that we will not be caught up to meet the Lord in the air and that the
word air, is “spirit.”
Q. It seems like capital punishment is going to be an issue in the coming election. Do you believe in capital punishment?
A. My opinion about capital punishment is not the issue. The real issue is that the Lord Jesus Christ believes in capital punishment.
Gen 9:6, “Whoso sheddeth man's blood, by man shall his blood be shed: for in the image of God made He man.”
Romans 13:1-4, “Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God. Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God: and they that resist shall receive to themselves damnation. For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to the evil. Wilt thou then not be afraid of the power? do that which is good, and thou shalt have praise of the same: For he is the minister of God to thee for good. But if thou do that which is evil, be afraid; for he beareth not the sword in vain: for he is the minister of God, a revenger to execute wrath upon him that doeth evil.”
Stephen was stoned and that is capital punishment Jewish style. Christ was crucified and that is capital punishment Roman style. The cross people wear around their necks is a symbol of capital punishment. The next time you see a person wearing a Cross, just go over to them and say, “I didn’t know you believed in capital punishment.” They may even tear the Cross off.
Q. I heard a person the other day quote a Scripture and they said that they believed in an “eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.” Does that mean that that person is a Christian?
A. No. Satan and politicians quote Scripture. Satan quoted Psa 91:11 to the Lord Jesus Christ and he was not a Christian.
Matt 4:6, “And said unto Him if Thou be the Son of God, cast Thyself down. For it is written ‘He shall give His angels charge concerning them and in their hands they shall bear Thee up lest at any time Thou dash Thy foot against a stone’.”
Quoted from Psa 91:11, “For He shall give His angels charge over Thee to keep Thee in all Thy ways.” Satan quoting Scripture to the Lord Jesus Christ. Misapplication, of course. Most people misapply Scripture.
Q. I have a friend and he says that he believes in God. Does that mean he is a Christian?
A. No it does not. Every one at one time or another reaches God consciousness and believes in God. But, who is the God that they believe in? If it is not Christ, then they are not Christians.
Satan and fallen angels believe in God. James 2:19, “Thou believest that there is one God. Thou doest well. The demons also believe and tremble.”
“Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and thou shalt be saved.” “You believe in God. Believe also in Me. I go to prepare a place for you.”
Q. Questions by Jeremiah Answered by Abba!
How will I pardon thee? Jer 5:7,”How shall I pardon thee for this? thy children have forsaken me, and sworn by them that are no gods: when I had fed them to the full, they then committed adultery, and assembled themselves by troops in the harlots' houses.”
A. Eph 1:7, “In Whom we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His Grace;”
How shall I put thee among the children? Jer 3:19, “But I said, How shall I put thee among the children, and give thee a pleasant land, a goodly heritage of the hosts of nations? and I said, Thou shalt call me, My father; and shalt not turn away from Me.”
A. John 1:12, “But as many as received Him, to them gave He power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on His Name:”
Is there no balm in Gilead? Is there no physician there? Jer 8:22, “Is there no balm in Gilead; is there no physician there? why then is not the health of the daughter of My people recovered?”
A. Matt 11:12, “And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffereth violence, and the violent take it by force.”
Can the Ethiopian change his skin or the leopard his spots? Jer 13:23, “Can the Ethiopian change his skin, or the leopard his spots? then may ye also do good, that are accustomed to do evil.”A. Acts 8:27, ”And he arose and went: and, behold, a man of Ethiopia, an eunuch of great authority under Candace queen of the Ethiopians, who had the charge of all her treasure, and had come to Jerusalem for to worship,”
2 Pet 3:14, “Wherefore, beloved, seeing that ye look for such things, be diligent that ye may be found of Him in peace, without spot, and blameless.”
How will you do in the swelling of the Jordan? Jer 12:5, “If thou hast run with the footmen, and they have wearied thee, then how canst thou contend with horses? and if in the land of peace, wherein thou trustedst, they wearied thee, then how wilt thou do in the swelling of Jordan?”
A. 1 Cor 15:55-57, “O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory? The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law. But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.”
Where is the flock that was given thee, thy beautiful flock? Jer 13:20, “Lift up your eyes, and behold them that come from the north: where is the flock that was given thee, thy beautiful flock?”
A. Col 1:28,”Whom we preach, warning every man, and teaching every man in all wisdom; that we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus:”Heb 13:17, “Obey them that have the rule over you, and submit yourselves: for they watch for your souls, as they that must give account, that they may do it with joy, and not with grief: for that is unprofitable for you.”
Q. Two people came to my house last night and they told me that I had to take Christ into my heart to go to Heaven. My question is, what if I have a transplant? Does Christ stay with my old heart?
A. The Bible does not say to take Christ in your heart. The Bible says “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and thou shalt be saved.”
The Bible also says in Jer 17:9, “The heart is desperately wicked and incurably sick.” I don’t think Christ wants to go there.
The “heart” these people are talking about is a pump, an organ of your body, which has nothing to do with belief in Christ.
Romans 10 says, “With the mind man believeth unto salvation.” It is putting your faith in Christ, which is an exhale, not an inhale.
I would question whether or not a person who takes Christ into his heart is saved or not.
“For by Grace are ye saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is a gift of God, not of works, lest any man should boast.”
Q. Is it more spiritual if a person says “Holy Ghost” instead of Holy Spirit?
A. No.There is no such thing as a Holy Ghost. First of all, the word for “spirit” is PNEUMA. Every time the Holy Spirit is mentioned it is PNEUMA, which is spirit. Secondly, God is a Spirit, not a Ghost.
In 1611, King James selected some people to translate the New Testament Greek into the King James English of 1611, and some were unbelievers. One school was Oxford and the other school was Cambridge and there was competition between them and they tried to up stage one another and one said “Spirit” and the other said “Ghost.”
But the Greek word is PNEUMA in both cases. But you are never going to stop them from being in error.
Does lifting up your hands make you spiritual or is it a
sign of spirituality?
But they never complete the verse. it goes on to say “and
the feeble knees.” When people lift up their hands in glee, well, also lift up
your feeble knees.
I am going to a shrink and he told me that I am a product
of my environment. Is he correct? Please help me.
Take a married couple that is having difficulties. Does
having children remove or reduce the difficulties the couple is having?
The love of husband and of wife and children have to be taught.
Would you please tell us who you will vote for in the coming
I was talking with someone from the Salvation Army and we were
discussing salvation. This person said that you can never know if you are saved, and
they said that they are “merely holding on.” Can you know if you are saved
Q. Is it hard to know the will of God for your life?
A. No, it is not hard. The will of God is found in
the Word of God. If you find out what God’s will is, then you know what His
will is for your life.
I hear some pastors referred to as apostles. Are there any
What do you think, biblically, of the nomination of a Jewish
person as vice-president?
How did you feel about the spiritual tone of the Republican
The other night I heard someone ask us to pray with him for
salvation. And he said I had to confess my sins and that I had to ask Jesus
Christ to come into my heart. Is he right?
Q. Is there such a place called Hell?
A. Yes, there is.
Matt 25:41, “Depart into everlasting fire prepared for Satan and his
Q. I was taught that Jesus Christ went to hell.
A. Jesus Christ did not go to hell.
What He did do was that He emptied out Paradise, the abode of all Old Testament
believers, and they traveled with Him into Heaven. Paradise is now replaced by
In Hades there is also Torments, the place of the unbelievers, and
Tartarus, the place of the fallen angels.
Q. In discussing angels, you said that believers would judge angels. Can you tell me where that Scripture is found?
A. Yes. 1 Cor 6:3, “Know ye not that we
shall judge angels?”
Q. Would you, as a pastor, marry two unbelievers?
A. Yes, I would because they are both lost
and this would give me an opportunity to win one or both of them to the Lord.
Q. I read where some Christians use the word “doctrine.” What does “doctrine” mean?
A. The word “doctrine”
is literally, “teaching,” and when they use the word “doctrine,” they
are referring to a certain category of the Word, like the doctrine of salvation
and the doctrine of spirituality – breaking down the Word into different
What is the difference between hatred and righteous
Q. The Bible says we are to “Pray without ceasing.” How can we pray without ceasing when the government won’t let us pray in school?
A. The government can’t stop you from
praying in school when you know what a biblical prayer really is. It is not an
overt expression. It is not crossing yourself. It is now bowing down or getting
on one knee.
Ball players get up to bat and cross themselves and strike
out. Pitchers get on the mound and take their cap off and face center field and
cross themselves and the batter hits a home run.
The government doesn’t know what prayer is either.
What is it like when a Christian dies?
Do you believe in “What star are you born under?”
Q. I was born may 20. What is my biblical astrology?
A. May 20. “Taurus” is
your sign – the sign of the bull. The bull talks about judgment in Scripture.
What is God’s will for my life?
What happens when a person commits suicide? I heard that
they can never go to Heaven?
Suicide is one of the many ways in which a person dies. It
can be murder, or dying of cancer, or an auto accident, or a plane accident, or
on the battlefield, or just old age.
A verse says “Pray for the Peace of Jerusalem.” Can
we pray that Jerusalem will be peaceful this year?
Q. I recently saw on TV, a minister performing a wedding ceremony for lesbians and homosexuals. What does the Bible say about this?
A. Marriage is for believers and unbelievers,
too. It is a designed institution as a factor for the stability of a nation.
There are some guidelines in Scripture for marriage. There are three passages of
Scripture which are sentinels for marriage and other important decisions in
life, like the following:
What is a carnal Christian?
Would you please explain Matthew 10:28, “Fear not them which kill
the body, but are not able to kill the soul?”
Q. How do you perform memorial services for those who have lost loved ones if you don’t know if the person who has departed is saved or lost?
A. All memorial services and marriages are handled the same way, different circumstances but the message is the same, “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and thou shalt be saved.”
If I don’t know whether or not the person who is departed is saved or lost, I present both sides of the picture. For example, if the person may be lost, since I don’t know, this is the condition the lost person becomes an evangelist! Luke 16:27-28, “Then he said, I pray thee therefore father, that thou wouldest send him to my father’s house, for I have five brethren, that he may testify unto them lest they also come into this place of torments.” The unbeliever becomes an evangelist and says “tell them not to follow me in unbelief and don’t come here.”
Whereas if the person is a believer who has departed, the other side of the message is true. Luke 15:7, “I say unto you that likewise joy shall be in Heaven over one sinner that changes his mind, more than over ninety and nine just persons, which need no change of mind.” Luke 15:10, “Likewise, I say unto you, there is joy in Heaven in the presence of the angels of God over the sinner that changes his mind.”
The departed believer wants you to follow them in belief and come where they are.
Do you think it is right for preachers on TV to sell Bibles?
Q. What is a good way to pray thanking the Lord?
A. Thank Him for His attitude and actions toward you.
This will give you a good start ...
Do we have any Scriptural references where people interceded with
God on behalf of others?
Q. As a Christian, how can I get the most out of life?
A. God promises Heaven for all
believers after this life is over. Rev 21-22. He also promises to give good
gifts to His children that will make this life abundant, victorious, happy, and
Q. Can God take away my fears in this uncertain world?
A. Yes, I find courage in the following verses.
I would like to know what the Bible says about marrying your
I have noticed recently that there are a great deal of natural
disturbances, like earthquakes, tornados, hurricanes, flooding, fires, volcano
eruptions. Is there any Scriptural significance?
Q. Can you give me an ideal of what an ambassador for Christ really is?
A. God has ambassadors in every
walk of life. He has ambassadors in business, in the professions, in labor. No
matter what you do for a living or in what circles you move, that is the sphere
in which you represent the Lord Jesus Christ.
In SPQR, for example, where slaves were always rampant, Paul did not
encourage the many slaves who had become believers to revolt or to demand a
change in status. He encourages them to remain where they are, “As God’s
free men,” 1 Cor 7:22. How you earn your living is an advocation.
Is there any Biblical information about the killings that are
going on in our schools?
Q. Paul’s “thorn in the flesh” was of the devil. Is the devil involved in illnesses?
Q. How can you tell when a person is demon possessed?
A. Here is a list of the Biblical characteristics of demon possession.
Q. Can Satan heal?
A. The answer is yes! Satan
is a healer.
I was at the World Trade Center when all this happened and it was scary. They
are talking about war. I don’t understand it. Is this a part of Bible
prophecy? Please help me.
Why has God allowed America to be attacked?
The knowledge here is not academic knowledge or education. “But thou
hast forgotten the Law of thy God.”
Why is America being attacked?
A good verse for a Sunday School class.
Does God discipline nations?
The five cycles of discipline are also covered in Deut 28:15-68.
Is there a place called hell?
Why would any one want to go there? You don’t have to do anything to go
Q. What about the innocent children in Afghanistan if we bomb them?
A. When you start with a false premise, you end up
with a false conclusion. There are no innocent children anywhere. We all
come into this world as little children wherever we are. As little children here
or in Africa, we are born physically alive and spiritually dead. “In
Adam all die.” We are all born enemies of God and aliens.
Q. What does the Bible say about gun control? Will gun control put a stop to crime? I would appreciate your answer.
A. I will answer you by asking you a question. And your answer will give you the answer you are looking for.
See if you if you can match up the following.
Sword, stones, sling shot, jawbone of an ass, tent pin, his bare hands, a sacrificial knife. Long before guns were invented, people were killed.
Q. People say that all roads lead to Rome and they think the same thing about going to Heaven. What does the Bible say? Does it matter what you believe?
A. All roads may lead to Rome, but all roads do not lead to God.
You can’t come to God through Buddha, Mary Baker Eddy Glover, Judge Rutherford, Brigham Young, or Joseph Smith, Confucius, Ghandi, Mohamed, virgin Mary, or the Pope. The only way to get to God the Father is by the Lord Jesus Christ.
Q. Will you be honest with me? What does all this lifting up of hands mean that I see people doing on TV?
A. Not a thing! An unbeliever can lift up his hands. Anything an unbeliever can do is not salvation or spirituality. Christianity is a supernatural way of life and needs a supernatural means of execution.
Lifting up hands in Scripture means that your hands are hanging down and you have to lift them up in order to serve, which simply means you are out of fellowship. The passage goes on to say, “and make straight paths for your feet” which also means you are out of fellowship. You can't serve the Lord when you are out of fellowship. To get back into fellowship is the claiming of the Promise of 1 John 1:9. “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”
Q. Can you help me on ways to study the Bible?
A. Yes, there are many ways. One of the ways in which I have studied the Bible is in a two-fold way.
For example, “seed.”
Then I show the performances of all these Promises of a seed. And then I can always turn to my Doctrinal notebook.
Q. How old was the Lord Jesus Christ when He completed our so great salvation and departed to be with God our Father?
A. The answer is two-fold! On His mother’s side He was 33 years old. But on His Father’s side??? The Ancient of Days!
Q. I don’t believe in astrology, but is there any significance in Scripture when it comes to what star we are born under?
A. Yes, there is. For example, I don’t know what your birthday is, but I will use mine as an illustration. I was born May 20 and from April 20 to May 20 we have Taurus, the sign of the bull. In Scripture the bull represents judgment.
The illustration of judgment as a raging bull is an expression of God’s righteousness and justice. Bulls also are used in Scripture about the atrocities that occurred around the Cross and upon the Lord Jesus Christ.
Wild bulls are stubborn, which shows negative volition to the Lord Jesus Christ and His Word and His plan, i.e., those who reject the Lord Jesus Christ as their personal Saviour.
Send me your birthday and I will give you a Biblical description of your birthday. Or, see our online publication, Christian Astrology.
Q. Do you need to repent of your sins to be saved?
A. Suppose you can’t remember any sins at the point of salvation what then?
What think ye of Christ? “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and thou shalt be saved.”
Q. Do I have to lead an unbeliever in a sinner’s prayer and make them confess that they are a sinner and ask for forgiveness in order for them to be saved?
A. No! Sins were paid for on the Cross. Sin is not the issue in salvation. God the Holy Spirit convicts of unbelief in Christ for salvation. The unbeliever just simply accepts the gift of eternal life in the Lord Jesus Christ.
“Father I accept Your Son, the Lord Jesus Christ as my personal Saviour.”
Q. In the Garden of Gethsemane, when the Lord Jesus Christ prayed, “Let this cup pass from Me,” was that talking about the Cross?
A. No. In the Garden of Gethsemane, when He was sweating blood and cried, “Let this cup pass from Me.” It was not the Cross, but the Garden, when Satan tried to get Him from going to the Cross. And God the Father delivered Him from that cup.
Heb 5:7, “Who in the days of His flesh, when He had offered up prayers and supplications with strong crying and tears unto Him that was able to save Him from death, and was heard in that He feared.”
God the Father didn’t deliver Him from the Cross, but He did deliver Him from the satanic attack in the Garden.
Q. What is the difference between a priest and a pastor?
A. All believers are priests, including pastors, 1 Pet 2:9.
Roman Catholics have a specialized priesthood like the Old Testament, but according to the Scriptures, every born again believer is a priest.
Q. What is the difference between a chapel, a church, a temple, and a synagogue?
A. A synagogue is where Jewish people meet – usually unbelievers. There are no temples today biblically.
Believers are temples today. Unbelievers have temples, like Muslims.
A Church is a local assembly of believers, and/or the body of Christ. A chapel is usually a place where people meet, like in a hospital, to pray. I was a chaplain for the Houston Astros and we had chapel services in between innings in the locker room – not a designated church building.
Q. Why do women have to wear a scarf on their head?
A. They don’t. That is also a Catholic doctrine. You wear a scarf when you are cold, not for any religious expression.
Q. Why are we commanded to be filled by the Holy Spirit?
A. Eph 5:18, “Be filled with the Spirit” is in the imperative mood. It is imperative that we be filled with the Spirit because:
Q. Who are the “dead in Christ” at the Rapture that are to rise first?
A. The dead in Christ are the bodies of the believers at the Rapture. When you die, the only thing that dies is your body. Souls live for ever – both the believer’s and the unbeliever’s. So the body rises first.
Q. Can you help me? I am confused about becoming a saint. How long after death does it take for you to become a saint? And what kind of good works do you have to do to become a saint?
A. You become a saint at the moment you accept Jesus Christ as your personal Saviour. “Saint” is a title for a believer in the Lord Jesus Christ.
In 1 Corinthians, Paul calls the believers there “saints,” and they were the most corrupt of all Christians. You don’t have to do anything to become a saint – you do not have to die. But you are a saint when you accept Jesus Christ as your personal Saviour on earth. There are other titles for believers such as children, sons, brethren, members of the body of Christ, and the family of God.
“Saint” in the Greek language is “HAGIOS,” which means set apart unto God for all eternity at the point of salvation.
Q. I was baptized when I was an infant. Now that I am an adult, do I have to be baptized again?
A. Babies should not be baptized Biblically. Baptism means that you have accepted Christ as your personal Saviour and you are going to walk in newness of life.
Since an infant is not able to make a decision to accept Christ as Saviour, they are still lost and without Christ. Water baptism is for believers only.
Baptizing infants is another Roman Catholic doctrine, where the godfather presents the baby for baptism and the priest asks the godfather, “Have you renounced Satan?” When the issue is not the godfather, but the child. Renouncing Satan doesn’t save you either.
Q. Can you explain blessing by association?
A. Blessing by association is what the Bible speaks about when prophets went from town to town witnessing and teaching. Some people welcomed them into their homes and fed them and gave them a place to rest and sent them on their way.
The people that took them in were blessed by association with the prophets.
If you are supporting some one who is spreading the Word of God, you are blessed by association and are a part of that person’s ministry.
Q. I wonder if you can help me. Why are our prayers not answered?
A. There are several reasons. One is that the person who prays is not in fellowship. The Scripture says, “If I regard iniquity in my heart, the Lord will not hear me,” Psa 66:18.
In Isa 59:1-4 our prayers are not answered because “our sins have separated us from our God.”
Another reason why our prayers are not answered is because we address them incorrectly. Some people address their prayers to “Oh Holy Ghost,” or “Oh sweet Jesus,” or “Oh Mary, mother of God.” Your prayers will never be answered when they are addressed in that way.
In the Lord’s prayer in John 17, the Lord Jesus Christ did not pray to the Holy Spirit, or to Himself, or to Mary, but He addressed God the Father. All our prayers are to be addressed to God the Father. I hope this has helped you in your prayer life. “Our Father, which art in Heaven.”
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