Related Videos

happily ever after

Can My Marriage Be a “Happily Ever After”?

/
Understanding how to adjust perspective to make a marriage strong
happily ever after

VIDEO: Can My Marriage Be a “Happily Ever After”?

/
Subscribe at ChristianQuestions.com/youtube and never miss a new video!
hypocrisy

What Did Jesus Really Think of the Pharisees? (Part II)

/
What we can learn from the deep hypocrisy of the scribes and Pharisees
hypocrisy

VIDEO: What Did Jesus Really Think of the Pharisees? (Part II)

/
Subscribe at ChristianQuestions.com/youtube and never miss a new video!
Pharisees

What Did Jesus Really Think of the Pharisees? (Part I)

/
How Jesus exposed the deep hypocrisy of the scribes and Pharisees
why some disliked Jesus

VIDEO: Why didn’t some people like Jesus?

/
It's hard to imagine, but some folks didn't like Jesus. Who were they and why?
Pharisees

VIDEO: What Did Jesus Really Think of the Pharisees? (Part I)

/
Subscribe at ChristianQuestions.com/youtube and never miss a new video!
change

It’s Time to Change, but How Much Is Enough?

/
Prioritizing our needed life changes and setting up to accomplish them
change

VIDEO: It’s Time to Change, but How Much Is Enough?

/
Subscribe at ChristianQuestions.com/youtube and never miss a new video!
biases

Is My Christian Judgment Tainted by Bias? (Part II)

/
Learning to better recognize and combat our personal biases
biases

VIDEO: Is My Christian Judgment Tainted by Bias? (Part II)

/
Subscribe at ChristianQuestions.com/youtube and never miss a new video!
July 26, 2021

Ep.1188: Do We Have the Purpose of the Holy Spirit Backwards?

Distinguishing God's power from our own desires in our daily life

If you do not have a password, please subscribe to our FREE Premium Content for the Full Edition version of CQ Rewind. The welcome message will contain your password, and a reminder will be sent each week when the CQ Rewind is available online for you to read, print, or download.

CHAPTERS

[00:14:51]
What was unique about how Jesus and the 12 apostles were able to use the holy spirit?


[00:31:31]
Can we ever decree and declare what we want to happen using the power of the holy spirit?


[00:49:32]
In what ways are we authorized to use the holy spirit?


Theme Scripture: Galatians 5:16

The call of Christianity is unique. It is a call to sacrifice and humility, a call to the subduing of one’s own will in favor of God’s will. While there are many noble purposes in this world and many humble and dedicated people, a Christian is called to the ultimate purpose of eventually reconciling the world back to God. Even more unique than that, Christians are called to become a "new creation," based on the indwelling of the holy spirit. This is a grace-based privilege and something we need to have a clear understanding of, as well as the deepest respect for. Why does God’s holy spirit dwell within His chosen ones? What does it do for us, and more importantly, what doesn’t it do for us?

Continue Reading

God’s spirit is of paramount importance in Scripture and is revealed in the Bible’s second verse as the power that drove creation.

As we progress through the Bible, two things become clear:

  1. God's power appears often
  2. The way it functions definitely changes as the Bible and God’s plan progress.

This is an important factor in determining how the holy spirit works now in our day.

Trace how God's power functions in human beings -
How has it changed over time?

God’s spirit is directly spoken about in relation to people once in Genesis and once in Exodus.  The first is Joseph when Pharaoh - of all people - remarks that God’s spirit must be in him. Joseph had just miraculously interpreted a forgotten dream of Pharaoh’s. In Exodus, a craftsman named Bezalel is plainly proclaimed by God to have His spirit. God’s purpose in this was for Bezalel to craft furniture artwork and embroidery for the Tabernacle. These two examples give us a good insight into how God’s spirit affected humans in the early days. God’s power was essentially loaned to those who needed to do very specific things for Him.

Once Jesus comes on the scene, the role of God’s power working in humanity changes dramatically. The fact that the spirit rested upon Jesus in the form of a dove just scratches the surface regarding the spirit’s role. Jesus was filled with the spirit. He taught, he reasoned, he healed and he raised people from the dead because the power of God dwelt within him.

Interestingly, the apostles also had similar experiences as a result of the spirit dwelling in them. Does this mean we should be having the same experiences? Check out our July 26, 2021 podcast, “Do We Have the Purpose of the Holy Spirit Backwards?” for more. We follow the patterns laid out by the Scriptures to show us what God expects of us in these End Times. We also observe what the Bible reveals we should expect from God’s spirit. The fascinating thing is, the biblical answers may be surprising. Join us and see!

Related Episodes

happily ever after

Can My Marriage Be a “Happily Ever After”?

/
Understanding how to adjust perspective to make a marriage strong
happily ever after

VIDEO: Can My Marriage Be a “Happily Ever After”?

/
Subscribe at ChristianQuestions.com/youtube and never miss a new video!
hypocrisy

What Did Jesus Really Think of the Pharisees? (Part II)

/
What we can learn from the deep hypocrisy of the scribes and Pharisees
hypocrisy

VIDEO: What Did Jesus Really Think of the Pharisees? (Part II)

/
Subscribe at ChristianQuestions.com/youtube and never miss a new video!
Pharisees

What Did Jesus Really Think of the Pharisees? (Part I)

/
How Jesus exposed the deep hypocrisy of the scribes and Pharisees
why some disliked Jesus

VIDEO: Why didn’t some people like Jesus?

/
It's hard to imagine, but some folks didn't like Jesus. Who were they and why?
Pharisees

VIDEO: What Did Jesus Really Think of the Pharisees? (Part I)

/
Subscribe at ChristianQuestions.com/youtube and never miss a new video!
change

It’s Time to Change, but How Much Is Enough?

/
Prioritizing our needed life changes and setting up to accomplish them
change

VIDEO: It’s Time to Change, but How Much Is Enough?

/
Subscribe at ChristianQuestions.com/youtube and never miss a new video!
biases

Is My Christian Judgment Tainted by Bias? (Part II)

/
Learning to better recognize and combat our personal biases
biases

VIDEO: Is My Christian Judgment Tainted by Bias? (Part II)

/
Subscribe at ChristianQuestions.com/youtube and never miss a new video!
July 20, 2021

VIDEO: Why Do We Study the Bible?

The inspired word of God is the spiritual food the Christian feeds upon daily. Parents and Bible class teachers, your kids can find out why we study the most important book ever written with this short, animated video. Subscribe to our channel at ChristianQuestions.com/YouTube and never miss a new video!

Related Videos

happily ever after

Can My Marriage Be a “Happily Ever After”?

/
Understanding how to adjust perspective to make a marriage strong
happily ever after

VIDEO: Can My Marriage Be a “Happily Ever After”?

/
Subscribe at ChristianQuestions.com/youtube and never miss a new video!
kinds of love in the bible

VIDEO: What are the different kinds of love in the Bible?

/
The Bible discusses four types of love and we can learn about them all!
hypocrisy

What Did Jesus Really Think of the Pharisees? (Part II)

/
What we can learn from the deep hypocrisy of the scribes and Pharisees
hypocrisy

VIDEO: What Did Jesus Really Think of the Pharisees? (Part II)

/
Subscribe at ChristianQuestions.com/youtube and never miss a new video!
Pharisees

What Did Jesus Really Think of the Pharisees? (Part I)

/
How Jesus exposed the deep hypocrisy of the scribes and Pharisees
why some disliked Jesus

VIDEO: Why didn’t some people like Jesus?

/
It's hard to imagine, but some folks didn't like Jesus. Who were they and why?
Pharisees

VIDEO: What Did Jesus Really Think of the Pharisees? (Part I)

/
Subscribe at ChristianQuestions.com/youtube and never miss a new video!
change

It’s Time to Change, but How Much Is Enough?

/
Prioritizing our needed life changes and setting up to accomplish them
change

VIDEO: It’s Time to Change, but How Much Is Enough?

/
Subscribe at ChristianQuestions.com/youtube and never miss a new video!
biases

Is My Christian Judgment Tainted by Bias? (Part II)

/
Learning to better recognize and combat our personal biases
July 19, 2021

Ep.1187: How Can We Overcome Crushing Guilt?

Learning how to face, understand and conquer guilt and shame

If you do not have a password, please subscribe to our FREE Premium Content for the Full Edition version of CQ Rewind. The welcome message will contain your password, and a reminder will be sent each week when the CQ Rewind is available online for you to read, print, or download.

CHAPTERS

[00:17:02]
What if we ask for forgiveness but don't feel forgiven?


[00:34:05]
Guilt is a warning sign - where do shame and regret fit in?


[00:49:04]
How can our faith fight back when we have done the unthinkable?


Theme Scripture: Psalm 32:5

What are we supposed to do?  What do we do when we have done something - either on purpose or by accident - that causes someone excessive harm or loss, or even tragedy? How do we go on, how do we face our family or those we have hurt? How do we live with ourselves? Crushing guilt can bring us into a place of dark and misery-ridden hopelessness. It can make our life feel joyless and pointless. The good news? As Christians, we have access to God through Jesus. While they won’t miraculously lift us out of the mire of crushing guilt, they will, if we let them, give us direction, strength and hope. We just need to be willing to do the necessary work in faith. So, how do we get there from here? We’ll start with the story of someone who has been here and is now walking this difficult road to acceptance.

Continue Reading

A car accident changed everything

Jennifer has been married for almost 20 years and is a mom of four. About five years ago, the trajectory of her life changed when she was in a car accident that took the life of another. Though not criminally negligent, Jennifer did cause the accident. She now must live with the reality of someone’s death happening as a result of something she did. Jennifer is intimately familiar with the overwhelming consequences of crushing guilt.

The first thing we need to know is that we cannot take the consequences of our guilt away. We can try and ignore them.  We can pay them lip service. Or we can even try and redirect the blame for the wrong done away from us. Yes, we can do all these things, but inevitably none of them will help us alleviate our guilt. The only way to productively and decisively manage crushing guilt is to work through it. We need to face it in all of its misery, confusion and hopelessness so we can sort it out.

Her painful story

This is by no means an easy or even a welcome task. On the contrary, the time and effort needed can be daunting. But there is good news! Not only do we have biblical guidance as to how to navigate through this mess, we also have Jennifer and other real current-day examples to help us through. Check out our July 19, 2021 podcast, “How can We Overcome Crushing Guilt?” for more. We listen to Jennifer unfold her journey beginning with the trauma of the accident. She walks us through the stages of growth that brought her to a point of healthy and godly acceptance.

As a backdrop for her story, we look at two Psalms of David written about a specific tragic event in his life. One Psalm tells the story of plowing through the guilt, and the other tells the story of what the victory over guilt looks like. We can overcome the crushing guilt in our lives. Further, we can also learn to pass on the value of our learning experience to others. Don’t miss this opportunity to unlock hope!

 

Related Episodes

happily ever after

Can My Marriage Be a “Happily Ever After”?

/
Understanding how to adjust perspective to make a marriage strong
happily ever after

VIDEO: Can My Marriage Be a “Happily Ever After”?

/
Subscribe at ChristianQuestions.com/youtube and never miss a new video!
kinds of love in the bible

VIDEO: What are the different kinds of love in the Bible?

/
The Bible discusses four types of love and we can learn about them all!
hypocrisy

What Did Jesus Really Think of the Pharisees? (Part II)

/
What we can learn from the deep hypocrisy of the scribes and Pharisees
hypocrisy

VIDEO: What Did Jesus Really Think of the Pharisees? (Part II)

/
Subscribe at ChristianQuestions.com/youtube and never miss a new video!
Pharisees

What Did Jesus Really Think of the Pharisees? (Part I)

/
How Jesus exposed the deep hypocrisy of the scribes and Pharisees
why some disliked Jesus

VIDEO: Why didn’t some people like Jesus?

/
It's hard to imagine, but some folks didn't like Jesus. Who were they and why?
Pharisees

VIDEO: What Did Jesus Really Think of the Pharisees? (Part I)

/
Subscribe at ChristianQuestions.com/youtube and never miss a new video!
change

It’s Time to Change, but How Much Is Enough?

/
Prioritizing our needed life changes and setting up to accomplish them
change

VIDEO: It’s Time to Change, but How Much Is Enough?

/
Subscribe at ChristianQuestions.com/youtube and never miss a new video!
biases

Is My Christian Judgment Tainted by Bias? (Part II)

/
Learning to better recognize and combat our personal biases

Related Videos

happily ever after

Can My Marriage Be a “Happily Ever After”?

/
Understanding how to adjust perspective to make a marriage strong
happily ever after

VIDEO: Can My Marriage Be a “Happily Ever After”?

/
Subscribe at ChristianQuestions.com/youtube and never miss a new video!
kinds of love in the bible

VIDEO: What are the different kinds of love in the Bible?

/
The Bible discusses four types of love and we can learn about them all!
hypocrisy

What Did Jesus Really Think of the Pharisees? (Part II)

/
What we can learn from the deep hypocrisy of the scribes and Pharisees
hypocrisy

VIDEO: What Did Jesus Really Think of the Pharisees? (Part II)

/
Subscribe at ChristianQuestions.com/youtube and never miss a new video!
Pharisees

What Did Jesus Really Think of the Pharisees? (Part I)

/
How Jesus exposed the deep hypocrisy of the scribes and Pharisees
why some disliked Jesus

VIDEO: Why didn’t some people like Jesus?

/
It's hard to imagine, but some folks didn't like Jesus. Who were they and why?
Pharisees

VIDEO: What Did Jesus Really Think of the Pharisees? (Part I)

/
Subscribe at ChristianQuestions.com/youtube and never miss a new video!
change

It’s Time to Change, but How Much Is Enough?

/
Prioritizing our needed life changes and setting up to accomplish them
change

VIDEO: It’s Time to Change, but How Much Is Enough?

/
Subscribe at ChristianQuestions.com/youtube and never miss a new video!
biases

Is My Christian Judgment Tainted by Bias? (Part II)

/
Learning to better recognize and combat our personal biases

Related Videos

happily ever after

Can My Marriage Be a “Happily Ever After”?

/
Understanding how to adjust perspective to make a marriage strong
happily ever after

VIDEO: Can My Marriage Be a “Happily Ever After”?

/
Subscribe at ChristianQuestions.com/youtube and never miss a new video!
kinds of love in the bible

VIDEO: What are the different kinds of love in the Bible?

/
The Bible discusses four types of love and we can learn about them all!
hypocrisy

What Did Jesus Really Think of the Pharisees? (Part II)

/
What we can learn from the deep hypocrisy of the scribes and Pharisees
hypocrisy

VIDEO: What Did Jesus Really Think of the Pharisees? (Part II)

/
Subscribe at ChristianQuestions.com/youtube and never miss a new video!
Pharisees

What Did Jesus Really Think of the Pharisees? (Part I)

/
How Jesus exposed the deep hypocrisy of the scribes and Pharisees
why some disliked Jesus

VIDEO: Why didn’t some people like Jesus?

/
It's hard to imagine, but some folks didn't like Jesus. Who were they and why?
Pharisees

VIDEO: What Did Jesus Really Think of the Pharisees? (Part I)

/
Subscribe at ChristianQuestions.com/youtube and never miss a new video!
change

It’s Time to Change, but How Much Is Enough?

/
Prioritizing our needed life changes and setting up to accomplish them
change

VIDEO: It’s Time to Change, but How Much Is Enough?

/
Subscribe at ChristianQuestions.com/youtube and never miss a new video!
biases

Is My Christian Judgment Tainted by Bias? (Part II)

/
Learning to better recognize and combat our personal biases

Ep.1186: Are We Living in the “End Times”?

Discovering factual evidence of our place in biblical prophecy

If you do not have a password, please subscribe to our FREE Premium Content for the Full Edition version of CQ Rewind. The welcome message will contain your password, and a reminder will be sent each week when the CQ Rewind is available online for you to read, print, or download.

CHAPTERS

[00:14:12]
The Bible talks about a time of trouble never before seen. Are we near that time?


[00:32:45]
What specific and unmistakable signs does the Bible give us to show we are in the End Times?


[00:45:26]
Is it possible that world-changing blessings occur during the End Times as well?


Theme Scripture: Daniel 12:1

People believe in the Bible to varying degrees. Some of us see it as the unerring word of God while others see it as an account of history, wisdom and standards. Still others see it as sprinkled with both wisdom and folly. Then we have those who see no value in it at all. For the most part, one of the common threads that all who know something about the Bible seem to share is the belief that it speaks of God’s wrath and apocalyptic events. While these are true perceptions of the Bible, they are by no means a complete picture. How can we know what the "End Times” are and when they start? What kinds of things happen during these times? Is there any tangible proof of the End Times that can establish the credibility of Bible prophecy to the skeptic? Where do we start with all of this?

Continue Reading

We live in the End Times

We know this because of prophecies from the Bible. Now, many would say that Bible prophecy can be easily misinterpreted. It does often speak in symbolic terms about some nebulous future time and proclaims some event that is hard to understand. So, we can see where such skepticism comes from.  Yet, we know that Bible prophecy is sound. What if there were some prophecies that were able to be understood because the facts of our day support them? What if these prophecies could be accepted not because they are from the Bible, but because they are obvious and in plain sight?

There are such prophecies!

In the 12th chapter of Daniel, he is prophesying about the End Times.  We all know that according to the Bible, the End Times are a time of significant change. Daniel’s prophecy includes the statement that humanity will be “running to and fro and knowledge will be increased.”

These ideas can be perceived as over-generalized conjecture until we look at the facts. In his book Critical Path, (1982) Buckminster Fuller coined the phrase “Knowledge Doubling Curve.” He reported that worldwide knowledge was thought to have doubled once every century until 1900. By the end of World War II, it was thought to be doubling every 25 years. Now it is thought to double every 13 months! Surely, anyone viewing these facts must admit we live in a unique time of increasing knowledge never before experienced!

As dramatic as this factual confirmation of prophecy is, there is even stronger and more compelling evidence that biblically proves where we are in the stream of time. Check out our July 12, 2021 podcast, “Are We Living in the 'End Times'?" for more. We lay out numerous details of the Daniel 12 prophecy already mentioned. We carefully examine another crystal clear and often-repeated biblical prophecy that points to the present time as well. Ours is a remarkable time in history as we witness Bible prophecy unfolding. Join us and see for yourself what historical specifics we should know about and what current events we should be watching.

Related Episodes

happily ever after

Can My Marriage Be a “Happily Ever After”?

/
Understanding how to adjust perspective to make a marriage strong
happily ever after

VIDEO: Can My Marriage Be a “Happily Ever After”?

/
Subscribe at ChristianQuestions.com/youtube and never miss a new video!
kinds of love in the bible

VIDEO: What are the different kinds of love in the Bible?

/
The Bible discusses four types of love and we can learn about them all!
hypocrisy

What Did Jesus Really Think of the Pharisees? (Part II)

/
What we can learn from the deep hypocrisy of the scribes and Pharisees
hypocrisy

VIDEO: What Did Jesus Really Think of the Pharisees? (Part II)

/
Subscribe at ChristianQuestions.com/youtube and never miss a new video!
Pharisees

What Did Jesus Really Think of the Pharisees? (Part I)

/
How Jesus exposed the deep hypocrisy of the scribes and Pharisees
why some disliked Jesus

VIDEO: Why didn’t some people like Jesus?

/
It's hard to imagine, but some folks didn't like Jesus. Who were they and why?
Pharisees

VIDEO: What Did Jesus Really Think of the Pharisees? (Part I)

/
Subscribe at ChristianQuestions.com/youtube and never miss a new video!
change

It’s Time to Change, but How Much Is Enough?

/
Prioritizing our needed life changes and setting up to accomplish them
change

VIDEO: It’s Time to Change, but How Much Is Enough?

/
Subscribe at ChristianQuestions.com/youtube and never miss a new video!
biases

Is My Christian Judgment Tainted by Bias? (Part II)

/
Learning to better recognize and combat our personal biases

Related Videos

happily ever after

Can My Marriage Be a “Happily Ever After”?

/
Understanding how to adjust perspective to make a marriage strong
happily ever after

VIDEO: Can My Marriage Be a “Happily Ever After”?

/
Subscribe at ChristianQuestions.com/youtube and never miss a new video!
kinds of love in the bible

VIDEO: What are the different kinds of love in the Bible?

/
The Bible discusses four types of love and we can learn about them all!
hypocrisy

What Did Jesus Really Think of the Pharisees? (Part II)

/
What we can learn from the deep hypocrisy of the scribes and Pharisees
hypocrisy

VIDEO: What Did Jesus Really Think of the Pharisees? (Part II)

/
Subscribe at ChristianQuestions.com/youtube and never miss a new video!
Pharisees

What Did Jesus Really Think of the Pharisees? (Part I)

/
How Jesus exposed the deep hypocrisy of the scribes and Pharisees
why some disliked Jesus

VIDEO: Why didn’t some people like Jesus?

/
It's hard to imagine, but some folks didn't like Jesus. Who were they and why?
Pharisees

VIDEO: What Did Jesus Really Think of the Pharisees? (Part I)

/
Subscribe at ChristianQuestions.com/youtube and never miss a new video!
change

It’s Time to Change, but How Much Is Enough?

/
Prioritizing our needed life changes and setting up to accomplish them
change

VIDEO: It’s Time to Change, but How Much Is Enough?

/
Subscribe at ChristianQuestions.com/youtube and never miss a new video!
biases

Is My Christian Judgment Tainted by Bias? (Part II)

/
Learning to better recognize and combat our personal biases
July 05, 2021

VIDEO: What if Your Friends Don’t Believe in God?

God has a plan for EVERYONE, and your friends don’t have to believe now. Eventually, everyone will know who the Lord is. Parents and Bible class teachers, this short, animated video teaches kids the story of Daniel, who never stopped praying, even though it was against the law. He was an example of faith and courage to an unlikely witness…who was it? Subscribe to our channel at ChristianQuestions.com/YouTube and never miss a new video!

Related Videos

honor

Have We Lost Our Ability to Honor One Another? (Part I)

/
Biblical examples of how honor can and should permeate our lives
happily ever after

Can My Marriage Be a “Happily Ever After”?

/
Understanding how to adjust perspective to make a marriage strong
happily ever after

VIDEO: Can My Marriage Be a “Happily Ever After”?

/
Subscribe at ChristianQuestions.com/youtube and never miss a new video!
kinds of love in the bible

VIDEO: What are the different kinds of love in the Bible?

/
The Bible discusses four types of love and we can learn about them all!
hypocrisy

What Did Jesus Really Think of the Pharisees? (Part II)

/
What we can learn from the deep hypocrisy of the scribes and Pharisees
hypocrisy

VIDEO: What Did Jesus Really Think of the Pharisees? (Part II)

/
Subscribe at ChristianQuestions.com/youtube and never miss a new video!
Pharisees

What Did Jesus Really Think of the Pharisees? (Part I)

/
How Jesus exposed the deep hypocrisy of the scribes and Pharisees
why some disliked Jesus

VIDEO: Why didn’t some people like Jesus?

/
It's hard to imagine, but some folks didn't like Jesus. Who were they and why?
Pharisees

VIDEO: What Did Jesus Really Think of the Pharisees? (Part I)

/
Subscribe at ChristianQuestions.com/youtube and never miss a new video!
change

It’s Time to Change, but How Much Is Enough?

/
Prioritizing our needed life changes and setting up to accomplish them
change

VIDEO: It’s Time to Change, but How Much Is Enough?

/
Subscribe at ChristianQuestions.com/youtube and never miss a new video!
July 05, 2021

Ep.1185: What Are the True Reasons for Jesus’ Return to Earth?

Uncovering the remarkable and inspiring mission of Jesus’ return

If you do not have a password, please subscribe to our FREE Premium Content for the Full Edition version of CQ Rewind. The welcome message will contain your password, and a reminder will be sent each week when the CQ Rewind is available online for you to read, print, or download.

CHAPTERS

[00:13:41]
Does the return of Jesus bring Armegeddon?


[00:27:17]
Does the return of Jesus create a showdown with Satan?


[00:45:22]
What one word sums up the core reason for the return of Jesus?


Theme Scripture: Revelation 3:20

Jesus changed the world when he came to earth as a man over 2.000 years ago. His character, teaching, miracles and wisdom were and still are unmatched anywhere and anytime. As impactful as his first coming to earth was, he was very specific to let his followers know he would be returning again. Many who look at the prophecies of the second coming see them as foretelling a time of calamity and trouble. While these expectations do carry elements of truth, is the return of Jesus to earth for the purpose of mayhem and destruction? We believe the answer to this question to be an unequivocal no! Further, we believe the reasons for his return are wrapped up in the carrying out of God’s loving plan for all humanity.

Continue Reading

The plan of God

Every Christian will tell you that God has a plan and Jesus is the centerpiece of that plan. Yet, most of us look at Jesus’ return to earth as a wholesale destruction of those who did not accept him as their savior. Let’s evaluate this for a minute. Jesus’ first coming was to save the world. He offered his life as payment for sin. Since then, MOST of the world has not heard of Jesus, and therefore have no path to salvation. So, his coming to save the world was a failure for most of humanity. Does this sound right?  Further, many of us see his second coming as the final destruction for that mostly-failed first coming. There is obviously something very wrong with this approach.

Is the presence of Jesus in both timeframes two parts of the same mission?

What if we look at both advents on earth as two parts of the same mission? What if we looked more deeply into the Scriptures and found that everything Jesus did 2,000 years ago was connected to his return in our day? Let’s consider just one “what if” example. Jesus paid the price for Adam’s sin when he came the first time. Romans 5:18 clearly states that all humanity suffered the condemnation of Adam’s sin. They would, therefore, ALL be given justification because of Jesus’ sacrifice. What if Jesus’ second presence was for the purpose of applying that justification to all those who are not his called-out ones? What if the trouble that accompanies Jesus’ return was to destroy the satanic influences in the world - and not the people?

Whether this approach sounds intriguing or outrageous to you, please check out our July 5th, 2021 podcast, “What Are the True Reasons for Jesus’ Return?” for more. We look at several specifics of the mission of Jesus from two centuries ago. We examine:

  • the price he paid
  • the healing he did
  • the salvation he offered to Israel
  • the calling out of a people for his name

We trace how the Bible shows us each part of his ministry - as a precursor of or a preparation for - his return. Seeing Jesus’ second advent in this scriptural light changes everything. Join us and watch as God’s plan for all humanity unfolds!

 

Related Episodes

honor

Have We Lost Our Ability to Honor One Another? (Part I)

/
Biblical examples of how honor can and should permeate our lives
happily ever after

Can My Marriage Be a “Happily Ever After”?

/
Understanding how to adjust perspective to make a marriage strong
happily ever after

VIDEO: Can My Marriage Be a “Happily Ever After”?

/
Subscribe at ChristianQuestions.com/youtube and never miss a new video!
kinds of love in the bible

VIDEO: What are the different kinds of love in the Bible?

/
The Bible discusses four types of love and we can learn about them all!
hypocrisy

What Did Jesus Really Think of the Pharisees? (Part II)

/
What we can learn from the deep hypocrisy of the scribes and Pharisees
hypocrisy

VIDEO: What Did Jesus Really Think of the Pharisees? (Part II)

/
Subscribe at ChristianQuestions.com/youtube and never miss a new video!