On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (08/24/20), Hank examines a quote from Steve Jobs, the former chairman, chief executive officer, and co-founder of Apple who passed away in 2011. Jobs is quoted as saying, “Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life.” But upon reading that quote, Hank thought about a change he would make to apply the quote to himself, which is that knowing that he would live forever in eternity is the most important realization he has ever encountered to guide him into making the major choices in this life. Because everything, all externalities—pride, embarrassment, fear of failure—evaporate in the face of immortality, leaving only what is truly important in light of eternity. For more information please see Hank’s book AfterLife.
Hank also answers the following questions:
- It seems like 1 Corinthians chapter 8 says that it is acceptable to eat meat that was sacrificed to idols, but chapter 10 tells us to not eat of it. Can you explain this?
- In Romans chapter 14, Paul allows some liberty to observe days if a person has that conviction. Is Paul limiting that to the weekly Sabbath, or is he extending that to Jewish feast days?
- Could you give me an example of a typological prophecy?
- If a man of God is divorced, are they able to remarry and operate in certain offices like Deacon and Elder?
- What does it mean to obey God’s commandments?