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Your Questions Answered

Q. Will man, with his growing intelligence, be able to create a perfect world?
A. The Bible does not promise this kind of a result to humanity. It says, “Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness, Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat?” (II Peter 3:11 & 12).

Q. Are we Christians supposed to obey the law of Moses?
A. The law was a very serious thing. “He that despised Moses’ law died without mercy under two or three witnesses” (Heb. 10:28). Seeing this, we can thank God that we Christians are not under the law. The Scripture says, “Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by the faith of Christ, and not by the works of the law: for by the works of the law shall no flesh be justified” (Gal. 2:16). Indeed the Scripture says, “I do not frustrate the grace of God: for if righteousness come by the law, then Christ is dead in vain” (Gal 2:21). So we rejoice because “Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us. . .” (Gal. 3:13).

Q. I am going to a college which has some ungodly people and professors in it. Can I continue to be strong in the Lord?
A. First of all, remember that Christ is the key to a good education. The Scripture, speaking of Christ, says, “In whom are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge” (Col. 2:3). Pray daily that you will be aided and protected by Jesus Christ. Then, as much as possible, seize the spiritual initiative. You can, with a little thought, triumph over any local atheist for they really have nothing sensible to say. Finally, pray daily for the strength of God and be a testimony for Christ. By the way, get The Collegiate Letter—that will help.

Q. What is the best way to defeat the Devil in my life?
A. The Bible is clear in instructing us that we have three enemies: the world, the flesh, and the devil. We are also told how to deal with each of them specifically. As far as the world is concerned, we are told to cast down its philosophies and to stop loving it. “Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world. And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever” (I John 2:15-17).

As for the lusts of the flesh, we are told to make no provision for them and to flee from them: “Flee also youthful lusts: but follow righteousness, faith, charity, peace, with them that call on the Lord out of a pure heart” (II Tim. 2:22).

But when it comes to dealing with the devil, we are told not to run. In fact, it would be futile to run—we could never outrun him. Interestingly, though, we are told to make him run from us: “. . .Resist the devil, and he will flee from you” (James 4:7). We’re told to resist the devil by putting on the whole armor of God. “Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil” (Eph. 6:11).

It is good for us to remember when dealing with the devil that we are dealing with a defeated foe who can only do what God permits him to do. This is clearly seen in the book of Job, where Satan had to bow to God’s permissive will in his actions against Job. In Mark 5, the demons had to gain Jesus’ permission to enter into the swine. Remember that Jesus has defeated Satan by His atoning death on the cross: “. . .that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil” (Heb. 2:14).


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