Answer to Difficult Questions. Spiritual Q&A
Answers to some of the most important spiritual questions:
Your Eternal Destiny is At Stake
Why are we here on the earth?
We do not have all the answer. But we do know that God created man into His own image, to be His children. God Almighty is the great and awesome God of the universe, the Creator and Sustainer of the Universe. He is the Lord, the Lord God, merciful, gracious, longsuffering, patient, slow to anger, abounding in goodness and truth, mighty, glorious, wonderful, righteous, perfect, holy, and infinitely, eternally more. God Almighty wants his family to spend eternity with Him in heaven, forever. God made man into His own image and placed him on the earth, which is a temporary place of residence for the human race. Earth life is a test or dress rehearsal to determine where a person will spend eternity. A person’s decisions, actions and works determine if he or she after death goes to heaven or hell. God wants every human to make it to heaven.
What is the purpose of life?
This is a vast subject! Those who make it to heaven will spend eternity learning about this topic.
The general purpose of the universe is to glorify God Almighty forever. For humans on earth, who have not passed on to heaven, the primary purpose is to become like the Almighty God through His Son Jesus Christ through the Holy Spirit. In this new life, man is able to glorify God. A child of God does this by putting their old nature, the flesh, to death and allowing the Holy Spirit to indwell, fill and transform their spirit man, which is their real person, into the image of Jesus Christ, the Lord God Almighty.
If God wants all people to make it to heaven, why do some people end up in hell? Or, how could God allow anyone to go to hell?
Every person on the earth is born as God’s child. If a person dies before the age of accountability (usually about five or six years old), he or she goes directly to heaven, where they will grow and develop into adults and spend eternity. On earth, after the age of accountability, a person’s
decisions, actions and works determine if he or she after earth life goes to heaven or hell. God does not “send” anyone to hell. God has no pleasure in the death of the wicked or of anyone (Ezekiel 18:23, 32 and Ezekiel 33:11).
I have a lot of questions for God. How could He allow so much suffering? How could He allow anyone to go to hell? How could good people go to hell? It’s not fair.
Who are you to cross-question God?
He made the universe, and He made you. Does what was formed say to Him who…
Why does it seem like the Bible is boring and hard to understand?
The key is allowing the Holy Spirit to reveal the Bible to you. He makes the Bible come alive. He makes the Bible easy to understand. The Holy Spirit is God. He is the key to everything in our new life.
Why does it seem like God is hard to find?
First, He is the Almighty. We should always fear Him and honor Him- and never question Him.
There are many factors here. He is God. Amen. End of discussion. We should not and cannot question Him. We should only humble ourselves before Him and fear Him. (Luke 12:4-5)
He makes the rules. We must live and act according to his rules, principles and laws.
God Almighty is the Great God Jehovah, Elohim, the Creator and Sustainer of the Universe, the Possessor of the Heavens and the Earth, the Father, Son and Holy Spirit, and infinitely more . . . We are tiny, finite, mortal, weak, vapors on the earth. Without Him, we are dead and nothing.
He is holy, divine and sacred.
It only seems appropriate and fitting that it would take work, persistence, and searching to find Him.
It only makes sense that He would reveal Himself only to those who are worthy of it.
God hides himself. Isaiah 45:15 says “Truly You are God, who hide Yourself, O God of Israel, the Savior!” We do not have all the answers about why he does this.
He searches and tests the hearts of man, to see what is in man.
He is not going to reveal himself to someone who is not worthy of it.
The Christians I know are not the kind of person I would like to be.
Christians, like all people, are imperfect and flawed. In fact, many Christians are broken and weak and dysfunctional, which has caused them to realize their need for God.
Does God treat some people differently from the way he treats other people? That is, does He show favoritisim to some people?
No, He treats people the same. He is not a respecter of persons.
How do you know that Jesus Christ is the only way to heaven?
We believe and have faith in this for many reasons.
The people of other faiths are sincere in their pursuit of God. Followers of Jesus Christ are no better than any other people on earth. Jesus’ followers are simply sinners saved by grace. They are saved by their gracious and merciful Father God and their wonderful Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, not by any works and righteousness or other things they have done.
The Christian faith is the only faith in which someone died for humanity.
The 66 books of the Bible are a supernatural testimony of Jesus Christ. There are more than 300 prophecies in the Old Testament about the coming of the Christ, the Messiah, the Anointed One. He was with the Father in the beginning. He appeared at various times in the Old Testament. When He was born on the earth, He was named Jesus. He is the Christ, the Anointed One, the Messiah. Therefore, His name became Jesus the Christ, the Son of the Living God. He fulfilled the prophecies and satisfied the holiness of the Almighty God. Sin was in the world, and Jesus became the final and perfect sacrifice
Why does blood have to be shed for sin?
Life is in the blood
Why did Jesus Christ have to come to earth as a man and die?
God came to earth as a man and justified Himself to the world.
How can I meet God and begin a relationship with Him?
It is simple. Ask His son Jesus into your life, heart and spirit. Ask Jesus to save you. Ask Jesus to be your Lord and Savior. Believe in Him and trust in Him to be your Lord and Savior. Jesus said, “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him shall not perish but have everlasting life.” (John 3:16). Jesus said, “All that the Father gives Me will come to Me, and the one who comes to Me I will by no means cast out.” (John 6:37) Many translations read: “The one who comes to Me I will never cast out.”
Jesus said, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No man comes to the Father except through Me.” (John 14:6) In Israel’s Temple, the three entrances to the Outer Court, the Inner Court and the Holy of Holies were called “The way, the truth and the life.”
Who does God look upon,
How can I have a close relationship with God?
For thus says the High and Lofty One Who inhabits eternity, whose name is Holy: “I dwell in the highand holy place, With him who has a contrite andhumble spirit, To revive the spirit of the humble, And to revive the heart of the contrite ones. Is. 57:15
For all those things My hand has made, And all thosethings exist,” Says the LORD. “But on this one will I look: On him who is poor and of a contrite spirit, And whotrembles at My word. Is 66:2
But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.
Blessed are the poor in spirit,
For theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
4 Blessed are those who mourn,
For they shall be comforted.
5 Blessed are the meek,
For they shall inherit the earth.
6 Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness,
For they shall be filled.
7 Blessed are the merciful,
For they shall obtain mercy.
8 Blessed are the pure in heart,
For they shall see God.
9 Blessed are the peacemakers,
For they shall be called sons of God.
10 Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake,
For theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
This is the word of the LORD to Zerubbabel: ‘Not by might nor by power, butby My Spirit,’ Says the LORD of hosts.
“God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.”
How can I find God?
And you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart.
The Bible says “God is jealous.” What does this mean?
“For I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God” Ex. 20:5
for you shall worship no other god, for the LORD, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God. Ex 34:14
What does Jesus look like?
The disciple John had a vision of Jesus and describes him like this: “And having turned I saw seven golden lampstands, and in the midst of the seven lampstands One like the Son of Man, clothed with a garment down to the feet and girded about the chest with a golden band. His head and hair were white like wool, as white as snow, and His eyes like a flame of fire. His feet were like fine brass, as if refined in a furnace, and His voice as the sound of many waters. He had in His right hand seven stars, out of His mouth went a sharp two-edged sword, and His countenance was like the sun shining in its strength.” (Revelation 1:12-16)
What are the three levels of our relationship with Jesus and the Holy Spirit.
Jesus said, way truth life.
John 3,4 and 7- metaphors with water
What are the overcomers promised, according to the Book of Revelation?
There are 16 promises
Please describe “the glory of the Lord.”
The glory of the the Lord is so wonderful and awe-inspiring that it is impossible to describe or explain in human words. The glory of the Lord is God Himself. The glory is God’s manifest presence in heaven and on earth. His glory fills the heavens and is over all the earth.
The Greek word for glory in the New Testament is “doxa,” which means “brilliant luster, radiant splendor, dazzling luster.” The word is found 36 times in the New Testament (example: Luke 2:9).
What does it mean “to die” spiritually? What do Jesus and the New Testament writers mean when they teach this?
In this new life with Jesus Christ, our old nature, also called the flesh, must cease to exist, so that our wonderful new divine nature may come forth. The process is supernatural and glorious and is actually very easy and simple.
Jesus said, “If anyone desires to comes after Me, let him forget himself, take up his cross, and follow Me. For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake will find it. For what profit is it to a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul? Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul?” (Matthew 16:24-26).
He said, “Unless a grain of wheat fall into the ground and die, it lives alone. But if it dies, it bears much fruit. He who loves his life will lose it, and he who hates his life in this world will keep it for eternal life.” (John 12:24-26).
Jesus was also referring to His death and resurrection on the cross.
Earlier, in John 3, Jesus said, ““Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.”
Nicodemus said to Him, “How can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter a second time into his mother’s womb and be born?”
Jesus answered, “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God. 6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.”
Jesus then continued his teaching about the glorious, supernatural new divine life He offers, recorded in John Chapter 3. It includes perhaps the most well-known verse in the Bible, “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.”
We must be born again to see God; the “kingdom of God” is God Almighty Himself and His glorious presence. We must be born of the Spirit to enter into God’s presence. We must die, daily, if we want to follow Jesus and bear much fruit. We must be born again, and we must die.
Jesus spoke in parables and metaphors, and He is teaching about the new divine life available to all people, now that He had come to earth and would die for mankind. After His death, those who receive Him and believe in Him as Lord and Savior would become members of God’s family.
Further New Testament teachings emphasized dying as well. Paul wrote: “I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.” (Galatians 2:20). He wrote: “ . . . Put off the old man and be renewed in the spirit of your mind, and put on the new man which was created according to God, in true righteousness and holiness.” (Ephesians 4:22-24)
Jesus and the writers emphasized that
What are the paradoxes Jesus Christ presents as recorded in the Gospels? What are the paradoxical statements Jesus made?
And indeed there are last who will be first, and there are first who will be last.” Luke 13:30
What are the seven Covenants between God and man, also called Ages?
What seven things do believers
What does it mean to “take up the full armor of God”?
Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.
14 Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth, having put on the breastplate of righteousness, 15 and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace; 16 above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one. 17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God; 18 praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints
- Get the word in your mind
- Get the word in your heart.
- Get the word in your walk.
- All this affects your faith, your actions.
- Doctrine. My nature and character. What I believe is who I am. I’m balanced, stable, steady. The word affects your nature.
- The word, which is an offensive weapon, allows you to advance and take territory that belongs to you.
- Prayer- this keeps you
Seven Revelations of Prayer
- Confession of who God is. “You are the Lord God Almighty . . .”
- Supplication- make your requests, needs known to the Lord
- Fellowship with God- continually in prayer, “pray without ceasing”
What are the 12 primary Names of God found in the Bible?
Elohim- “Creator”- Genesis 1:1
Jehovah- “The Covenant name of God; Our Father”- Genesis 2:7
El-Shaddai- “My Supply, My Nourishment.”- Genesis 17:1
Adonai- “Master”- Genesis 18:3
Jehovah-Jireh- “My Provider and My Vision”- Genesis 22:14
Jehovah-Rophe- “My Healer”- Exodus 15:26
Jehovah-Nissi- “My Victory and My Banner”- Exodus 17:15
Jehovah-Mikkadesh- “My Sanctifier”- Leviticus 20:7-8
Jehovah-Tsidkenou- “My Righteousness”- Jeremiah 23:5-6
Jehovah-Shalom- “My Peace”- Judges 6:24
Jehovah-Rohi- “My Shepherd”- Psalm 23:1
Jehovah-Shamah- “He is there; He is Present”- Ezekiel 48:35