Q. Is anyone too great a sinner to be saved?
A. The Apostle Paul called himself the chief of sinners (I Tim. 1:15). You see, no one goes to hell because he is a sinner, but rather, because he has not believed the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Conversely, no one goes to heaven because he has done good things, but rather, because he has believed in the Lord Jesus. Scripture says, He that believes on the Son has everlasting life; and he that believes not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abides on him (Jn. 3:36).
Q. Some parts of the Bible I dont understand. What shall I do?
A. Understanding grows as we study the Word of God. Therefore, study to show yourself approved unto God, and you will be a workman that does not need to be ashamed because you learned to rightly divide the Word of truth (II Tim. 2:15). In the meantime, obey and do the things that you do understand and further knowledge will come to you.
Q. Are these the days of the kingdom?
A. The kingdom of heaven was offered by Christ during the days of His earthly ministry (Matt. 4:17). Because Israel rejected Christ the Messiah, He, the King, withdrew the offer. The kingdom of heaven will come on earth, therefore, only when Christ returns again in power and great glory. The Church, the Body of Christ, is distinct from the kingdom of heaven and is the entity through which God represents Himself in the world today. As Christians, we are members of the kingdom of Gods dear Son.
Q. Does a Christian live longer than an unsaved worldly person?
A. Generally speaking, he does. The Bible says (this is God speaking about believers), With long life will I satisfy him, and show him My salvation (Ps. 91:16). Many things affect the length of life, of course, but finally remember that a Christian does not die. Jesus said about the believer, And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of My hand. My Father, which gave them Me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of My Fathers hand (John 10:28-29). So, we must recognize that death, for the Christian, is a very different thing than for a person of the world. For the world, death is a tragedy. For the Christian, death is the beautiful translation from this world into the infinitely better world to come. Therefore, above all other considerations, we should be sure that we are saved by faith in Jesus Christ.
Q. Can God use poor little me to be an effective testimony for Christ?
A. The Scripture is very clear on this subject. For you see your calling, brethren, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called: But God has chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God has chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty; And base things of the world, and things which are despised, has God chosen, yea, and things which are not, to bring to nought things that are: That no flesh should glory in His presence (I Cor. 1:26-29).