Q. Who are the people who really matter in life?
A. The greatest person you know is the one whom you would most want to pray for you when you are sick or in trouble. The important people in this world are those who represent heaven’s purposes and inject spiritual reality into the business of living. Be happy if you know such a person.
Q. Won’t everybody finally be saved?
A. The Bible, speaking about Jesus Christ, says, “And to you who are troubled rest with us, when the Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with His mighty angels, In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ: Who shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord, and from the glory of His power” (2 Thess. 1:7-9).
Q. How much influence should a Christian leader have?
A. The Apostle Paul wrote to Timothy and said, “Be ye followers of me, even as I also am of Christ” (1 Corinthians 11:1). He wrote to Timothy and made a suggestion but then said, “and the Lord give you understanding in all things” (2 Tim. 2:7) He also announced that he would not be the master of someone else’s fate. Leadership, therefore, should be assumed responsibly, reluctantly, and most carefully. The Bible advises every leader saying, “be not many masters, knowing that we shall receive the greater comdemnation” (James 3:1). That means, “Don’t let the Bible class get too big until you know what you are talking about.” In the Scripture, there is nothing like the call to adulation that is promoted by so many quasi leaders today. The credential for leadership is humility.