Sacrifices in Mosaic Law

Question: What did they do with the sacrifices? Did they just burn them? Did they eat them? What exactly was the purpose of giving a sacrifice? To seek forgiveness? To show worship to God? Or to get prayers answered? Oh, and what’s the deal with incense? Response: Apart from meat sacrifices, there were also grain (or flour) and oil sacrifices and money was given. The regulations on a few meat sacrifices required that it be entirely burned, but in most cases only the fatty portions and some organs were burned. The meat was eaten, sometimes by the priests and Levites […]

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Lazarus Resurrected

QUESTION: Lazarus is one of the first official dead guys brought back to life. Lazarus was dead for a few days. Was it winter or summer? I am assuming Lazarus came back to life and looked normal, not all green and rotting. So, not only did Jesus bring him back from the dead, He restored his physical body too. Where was Lazarus when he was dead? What did Lazarus think when he came back to life? How much longer did he live? Did God kill him just for the purpose of having Jesus bring him back to life to show […]

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Demons

QUESTION: So where do demons come from? RESPONSE: So far as I understand, demons are timeless angels or spirits created to serve at God’s will, who chose rather to willfully act in rebellion against God according to Satan’s will and so were permanently excluded from God. We now have several copies of two brochures on our information table by a former medium, Ben Alexander, which you might be interested in. They don’t explain everything, but they do touch on these subjects: (1) “Crossing Over or Double Crossed” and (2) “What Your Spirit Guide Doesn’t Want You to Know!”

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Heaven & Hell

QUESTION: Before Jesus did everyone go to hell? Where did they go? When the devil gets cast down into the lake of fire will he be getting punished? Or will he be reigning in it? Is he reigning currently in hell? What will happen to all the demons? WHo are the demons? Bad angels? Did Satan create them like God created man? So the only way to heaven is through faith in Jesus? Right? So anyone who does not believe in Jesus or has accepted Jesus as their Lord and Saviour, will be sent to hell forever and forever? Right? […]

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Fish Symbol

QUESTION: Hey, what’s the deal with the “Jesus fish”? How did that symbol come about? RESPONSE: The first letter in the original Greek language of the words Jesus = I, Christ = X, God = TH, Son = U, and Savior = S spell: IXTHUS, which is the Greek word for fish. It became a way for Christians to recognize each other while not triggering attacks from persecutors. Other methods have also been used through the years.

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When your grown child does bad

QUESTION: In Mathew 18:6 It says that if you cause a little one to sin it would be better if you drowned yourself. What exactly does that mean? I feel like I am to blame for son’s troubles. I can’t turn my back on my son and I love him. I feel responsible, but I don’t want to enable him. I don’t want to give up hope, but I keep getting disappointed. Will I be punished for screwing up my son’s life? How can I reconcile all these mixed emotions? What can I do for him? I know that at […]

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How does one become a Christian?

(You might first read the answer to “Who were the first Christians?” Before Christ left earth, He said to His eleven apostles (Matthew 28:18), “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth.” On the basis of that authority, He gave them one command (verse 19): “Go therefore and MAKE DISCIPLES of all the nations”. Then, He told them how (verse 19-20): “BAPTIZING THEM in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, TEACHING THEM TO OBSERVE all that I commanded you”.

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Is Baptism the Moment of Salvation

QUESTION: I have always believed that the moment of salvation occurs when a person repents and trusts Jesus with their life (Acts 20:21; 26:20; Hebrews 6:1). Also that the Holy Spirit comes at that moment (Ephesians 1:13; Galatians 3:14. Am I wrong in this assumption? ANSWER: Over the years I have begun to wonder if the question: “At what point does salvation take place?” is itself flawed, if maybe God is more concerned about “velocity” (speed + direction) than about “location”. If so, then the static Christian who is still spiritually sitting on the edge of the baptistery six weeks […]

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Getting A Handle on Spending

QUESTION: Um, I feel weird about this, but we really need groceries. … I am having a time trying to figure out how to get things back to manageable. Overall, we don’t have that many bills, but we got about a month and a half behind and trying to play catch up is hard. … I know that we can get ahead if I could just come up with a plan that is do-able. The worst part is trying to get the rent caught up. … I think that I am feeling overwhelmed and just don’t know how to start. […]

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