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Christianity -- Christian Living: Jesus being God? Or even the son of God?, sheila foster, hebrew books
Christianity -- Christian Living: Jesus being God? Or even the son of God?, sheila foster, hebrew books, hebrew name

Christianity -- Christian Living: Listening to God, trusting in god, contentment
Christianity -- Christian Living: Listening to God, trusting in god, contentment, girlfriend

Christianity -- Christian Living: Surrendering my life to God, glory of god, christians
Christianity -- Christian Living: Surrendering my life to God, glory of god, christians, assumption

Christianity -- Christian Living: salvation, savior god, peace with god
Christianity -- Christian Living: salvation, savior god, peace with god, second chances

Christianity -- Christian Living: few questions, predestination, baptism
predestination, baptism, salvation: Hello Melanie, You do not have to tithe. Christians are to give as they have been prospered. That is, if you have prospered a lot, give accordingly. If you are poor and hardly able to get by, give what you can. Baptism, immersion in water, is an absolute...

Christianity -- Christian Living: forgiveness, god disciplines, true motives
god disciplines, true motives, answer god: Hi Margaret, I m answering you becuase it was not a private question. I can see that you originally intended for someone named Kathy to answer it. I just want to make sure that you got the correct answer. God, the Bible also says, is faithful and just...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Genesis 34, ceremonial rituals, principalities and powers
ceremonial rituals, principalities and powers, lord jesus christ: Hi Kristie, Thank you for this great question. This is not a rediculous question... it is one that cause some debate in the early church. Before Christ, Jews were circumcised to demonstrate their distinction from the rest of the world that did not believe....

Christianity -- Christian Living: Godly living/Gambling, religious denominations, religious rituals
religious denominations, religious rituals, spirit of christ: Subject: Godly living/Gambling Question: I love the Lord and attend church regular. I pay my tithes and reach out to help people in my community. My questions is ,Is it ungodly to go to the casino on church bus trips? Dear One! Jesus said it...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Hell, grace message, god judges
grace message, god judges, justice of god: While committing suicide is a grave sin, and one that has consequences for all involved, from the one who commits the act as well as to those that remain, it is a sin just like any other, in that all sin caries the penalty of (spiritual) death (Romans 6:23a;Ezek...

Christianity -- Christian Living: I hate God, bringer of death, personal grudge
bringer of death, personal grudge, pain and misery: Well Ryan, It like there are many filing cabinets full of knowledge. One tells of the beginging and the end... the choice of everyone but the other only tells a partial story.Available to God the Father is the totality of knowledge but available to the...

Christianity -- Christian Living: heaven, tribe of judah, tribe of simeon
tribe of judah, tribe of simeon, tribe of levi: Hi Michelle! Thanks for writing. I appreciate your question. First of all, All who accept Jesus Christ as their Savior and Lord, will spend eternity in the presence of God (Heaven). In regard to the 144,000 people referred to in Revelation 7, the Holy...

Christianity -- Christian Living: heaven, 12 tribes of israel, second coming of jesus christ
12 tribes of israel, second coming of jesus christ, second coming of jesus: The teaching that only 144,000 people are going to heaven is from the Jehovah s Witnesses and is complete and total ERROR! It is a false teaching they have even come to recognize and have modified their position several times over the years. The 144,000...

Christianity -- Christian Living: hello, going to heaven, gift of god
going to heaven, gift of god, grace of god: Hello Melanie, Thanks for this great question. I will answer each one you have listed briefly. If you need further explanation, please send a follow up question. I am sorry for this late response. If a person does not tithe 10%, will they go to hell?...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Importance of a Wedding, successful marriages, bride of christ
successful marriages, bride of christ, allusion: I am not sure what you are asking. I would like to answer you question because any question about marriage is important. The first institution that God established was marriage of which the family is a part. The family derives from this first institution...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Jesus being God? Or even the son of God?, testament scholar, jesus is god
testament scholar, jesus is god, isaiah 9: Hi Cheri Thanks for your question. It is very interesting indeed. I am not an Old Testament scholar, so I can only give you my opinion on this, but I hope it helps. Firstly, it s worth saying that the name Jesus does not feature anywhere in the...

Christianity -- Christian Living: judgement, true repentance, judgement day
true repentance, judgement day, judgment day: Hi Kellie! What a neat way to spell your name! Thank you for writing. I have a lot of people ask me this question. The Scriptures are very clear on this subject so we ll get right to it. For those of us who believe in Jesus, there is no condemnation,...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Listening to God, hearing God's voice, hear God's voice
hearing God's voice, hear God's voice, hear from God: Hi Kelli, Sorry for the delay in answering your question. For some reason, it got lost in my sea of emails )-: In terms of hearing from God, it can be a bit difficult at times to really know that we are hearing from God. And, usually when we don t...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Love, gifts of the holy spirit, body relaxation
gifts of the holy spirit, body relaxation, critical spirit: Hi Hannah, Indeed it is possible! We feel God s presense through our emotions. We are promised, as children of God, to be filled with joy. Our physical body reacts to our emotions. Depression brings us aches and pain, while the joy that is our s by...

Christianity -- Christian Living: marriage communication, marriage, communication
marriage, communication: It definitely sounds as though there are some communication problems going on in your marriage. It is amazing how most marital problems (most relationship problems in general, be it family, coworkers, or friends) stem from poor communication. Even sex and...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Paul's Writing, pre marital sex, hebrew writer
pre marital sex, hebrew writer, sexual purity: Thank you for your question. Paul s teaching is best summarized by his statements in I Corinthians 7: 9. But if they cannot control themselves, it is better to marry than to burn with passion. Paul never endorses, supports, or even condones pre-marital...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Pornography, time crunch, emotional affair
time crunch, emotional affair, godly wife: That is a good point. I am not sure what his reasoning is, but in many cases it is tied to the pornography/lust issues involved. As far as doctors are concerned (at least in the psychology field), most of their theories are theories (based upon observation...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Premarital woe, unfortunate circumstances, drastic decision
unfortunate circumstances, drastic decision, fianc: Where to start? That s always a good question. I cannot answer that one for you, but I would suggest starting from the beginning--ask her out on a date. Explain that it s just a date and make it just that. You should also suggest that you start counseling...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Problems with Porn..., Sex, Perversion
Sex, Perversion, Marriage: Good Afternoon R ...I can fell your pain and your desperation for answers and change. Pornography is a pretty big thing to tackle in a close relationship...nevermind a distant relationship where things are strained and one of the partners refuse to get help...

Christianity -- Christian Living: I have a question and I'm SDA to !!!, social networking sites, adventist youth
social networking sites, adventist youth, insight magazine: I m sorry to hear that you are encountering so much trouble in trying to live your faith. That can be really discouraging. Good for you for looking for online resources! One thing you might check out is the Insight Magazine website. It is designed for...

Christianity -- Christian Living: questions, hell god, two different places
hell god, two different places, personal savior: Hi Melanie! What wonderful questions! It s good that you are searching - this makes your faith your very own. First of all, lets address: If a person does not tithe 10% will they go to hell? *The answer is: No! No, they will not go to hell. God...

Christianity -- Christian Living: questions, fear of god, romans 8
fear of god, romans 8, way of peace: Hello, Melanie. I ll answer the second question first. The Bible teaches very definitely that before salvation, every human being by nature is enslaved to sin and Satan. In other words, man is in total rebellion. Romans 3:10-17 (speaking about the...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Return to Christianity, christianity islam, monotheistic religions
christianity islam, monotheistic religions, different religions: Hi Chris! I am so sorry _ I have had computer problems. Thank you for your patience. I will address your questions and hope that this problem hasn t messed you up too much. Praise God that you are searching for Truth! God will bless you for your perservance....

Christianity -- Christian Living: Seventh Day Adventists, life size replica, strange doctrines
life size replica, strange doctrines, seventh day adventists: People in cults are often seen by those on the outside as being good people, and for the most part, they are. You could say the same of most Mormons. It still boils down in the end to believing and understanding the gospel; what it is, and what it isn...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Surrendering my life to God, cheerleading team, social interaction
cheerleading team, social interaction, blood drives: Dear Angie, No you don t my dear. Give unto Caesars what is Caesars and unto God what is God s. You need food, exercise, social interaction and many other things in order for a healthy life . Godliness inside this life style, is what is asked of you,...

Christianity -- Christian Living: salvation, children of darkness, mom and dad
children of darkness, mom and dad, kingdom of god: Dear Natasha, What makes you think that they are in hell my dear? You know children of light are children of light and God says that he will not loose one that is His. To be born again gets you into the kingdom of God now...here on the earth. But...

Christianity -- Christian Living: salvation, mom dad, mother and father
mom dad, mother and father, atheists: Hi Natasha, Just a little over 2 years ago, I had a brother, mother and father who were not saved. For many years I had been praying and claiming their salvation, calling forth the laborers to share the good news with them. Two years ago, my mother...

Christianity -- Christian Living: salvation, mom dad, atheists
mom dad, atheists, geocities: The bible expressedly says that there is no salvation after death.. Heb 9:27-28 27 And as it is appointed for men to die once, but after this the judgment, NKJV Please seen article on salvation at http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Troy/9519/salvation.html...

Christianity -- Christian Living: salvation, mom dad, going to hell
mom dad, going to hell, jesus christ: Hi Natasha, Forgive the delay, my computer was acting up (with the storms we were having) and I m playing catch up ___. I ll try to answer your questions, with the guidance of the Holy Spirit. I am so happy to hear that you have accepted Jesus Christ...

Christianity -- Christian Living: salvation, confession of faith, mom dad
confession of faith, mom dad, atheists: Hi Natasha, Thank you for this excellent question. I am sorry that I am so late on a response. I am also sorry that your grandparents did not have a clear gospel pres4entation given to them. In my experience as a pastor for over 20 years, I have found...

Christianity -- Christian Living: salvation, born again, life after death
born again, life after death, immortality: Dear Natasha, Calm yourself. God says that he will not loose one that is his....and this also means that he will not take one that it not his. The decision as to whether a person goes to heaven or hell is not based upon getting born again. This allows...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Tattoos, prohabition, pastor don
prohabition, pastor don, straightforward answer: Hi Jenn, Thanks for this great question. The Bible does not specifically forbid tattoos. There is a prohabition against recieving marks on one s body or cuttings, but the verse looks like these marks are specifically for worship of pagan Gods, or a pagan...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Tattoos, straightforward answer, religious theme
straightforward answer, religious theme, new testament: Dear Jenn, Of course i will not try to change you my dear.. this alone is your choice. Well the old testament talks down about body piercing but in the new testament it is not mentioned. New Testament only has 2 laws... love God and love people. The...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Trading in the stock market, stock market education, parable of the sower
stock market education, parable of the sower, pastor kim: Hi Phillip, I think we do have some legitimate concerns with trading stocks. They are very volatile and people lose a lot of money trying to hit big with stocks. It used to be that you could invest in a nice company and let it ride for years and almost...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Weddings, marriage partners, christian marriage
marriage partners, christian marriage, christian marriages: I am not sure what happened to my previous response to your question, but apparently it got lost somewhere. I was confused by your question and asked for a follow up. What exactly are you asking? Preliminarily, I can say that a wedding, a Christian wedding...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Worried about not forgiving someone, married woman, good friends
married woman, good friends, forgiveness: Dearly beloved. Your fear of being the *cause*, of the thought that your dad won t be in paradise because of something you did, is unfounded in scripture. Each one makes their own decisions, rightly or wrongly on their own convictions/volition....

Christianity -- Christian Living: what is wrong with an older female partner?, different time zones, virtous woman
different time zones, virtous woman, physical relationship: Hi Michael, Whether an age difference is significant is dependent upon other factors. If you are 14 and she is 18, then a physical relationship would be illegal in some US states. If you are under 25 and she is 29, or if you are 26 and she is 30, then...

Christianity -- Christian Living: 24 yr old drug addict step son, wrestling with guilt, devout followers
wrestling with guilt, devout followers, drug addict: Hi John, Thank you for your kind words. We realize there was no question in your last response but Guyna had some more comments she wanted to make. She has not been feeling well for several days now but she will probably write as soon as she can....

Christianity -- Christian Living: baptism, Salvation, Water Baptism
Salvation, Water Baptism, Baptism: Hi Nicole, I hope that you are having a wonderful day! I have gotten this question quite a bit and while there are some that would say that baptism IS necessary to be saved, I do not agree. Let me explain: Water baptism should follow salvation. While I am...

Christianity -- Christian Living: baptism, god mother, close ties
god mother, close ties, roman church: Hi Tiffany, I m not an expert in this area, however I do know that the Greek Orthodox and Roman Church have maintained very close ties for a very long time. Were she Protestant I suspect you might have a problem, but in this case I don t think so. I d advise...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Christian dating, dating, marriage
dating, marriage, dependance: Dear Elizabeth, Love and affection for someone you’ve described is a love worth waiting for. If you don’t have some patience to wait before you’re married, what makes you think you’ll have the right kind of patience that blesses a marriage? Both of you...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Christianity and non-Christians, ingersoll robert, robert g ingersoll
ingersoll robert, robert g ingersoll, prometheus books: 9pm thurs, aug7, 2008 hi, jeanine; The answer(s) to your question are many and large; it would take BOOKS of discussion. Christians and others are so different, that it s almost like they use different languages. there s very little chance of decent...

Christianity -- Christian Living: curses, godly calling, talents
godly calling, talents: Hi Gayle, No problem! I’m always willing to help someone who is hungry and wants to know more so that they do more for God! I grew up in a home where I was taught that if God’s Word said it, it was what God meant. Unfortunately, “religious thinking”...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Def. Old Covenant vs. New Covenant, new covenant, senn
new covenant, senn, christians: Don t know if I can do it in 10 words or less, but I ll make it short. The Old Covenant required man to fulfill the commandment (if you will do this, then I will do this), while the New Covenant is based on God s promise to fulfill (I will perform it) the...

Christianity -- Christian Living: I dont know??, pulling teeth, latley
pulling teeth, latley, eachother: Hi Sammy, Are you sure that we both want it to work? Or, do you just wish that both of you wanted it to work? The trick is to learn and accept the meaning of true love. All other love is not actually love at all. It is really just lust. Lust happens...

Christianity -- Christian Living: dream answer, dreams Iraq protection dream God help service USA
dreams Iraq protection dream God help service USA: I have a question, not sure if you can help me, but recently my aunt had a dream of my name being carved in god s hand? I am currently being deployed to Iraq in February of 2009. I was wondering if you have any understanding of what a may mean or interpret...

Christianity -- Christian Living: A FALLEN CHRISTIAN, whole armor of god, sexual impurity
whole armor of god, sexual impurity, servant of god: Hi John, I Cor 10:12 Therefore let him who thinks he stands take heed lest he fall. 13 No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Faith, existance of god, depression pills
existance of god, depression pills, lord jesus christ: Hello, Tony. Yes, it is true that sometimes we have to deal with very trying situations. God can help us. Let s see what the Bible says about this. Philippians 4:6-7: Be careful (anxious) for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Follow up question, real health, negative comments
real health, negative comments, counselor: Hi Beth, I did answer, almost immediately after you sent the question. Then I received the question again so I clicked on I ve already answered the question. Sometimes technology doesn t always work as expected. I saw the negative comments you made...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Faith, walk with jesus, psalms 23
Christianity -- Christian Living: Faith, walk with jesus, psalms 23, orders of magnitude

Christianity -- Christian Living: pastor, christian school teacher, becoming a teacher
Christianity -- Christian Living: pastor, christian school teacher, becoming a teacher, father knows best

Christianity -- Christian Living: Such a feeling of injustice, elder daughter, apologising
elder daughter, apologising, indignity: Well David, God got you to write to the right person at the right time now. Cos I am in the exact same position as you are, but not entirely for the same reasons. Its extremely hard, but stop any bitterness that might seek to take over you. Call...

Christianity -- Christian Living: female dressing, faith fall, infant baptism
faith fall, infant baptism, jesus is god: Hi Tunde, Many thanks for your question. As you have quite rightly acknowledged, this is something that causes much debate within the church as a whole body of believers. You can find passages of scripture that will support the opinion that women should...

Christianity -- Christian Living: fidelity, charitable act, sexual tension
charitable act, sexual tension, genital organ: would this be seen as adultery? without a doubt!! Matthew 19:9 mentions the word fornication The Greek word in this text is porneia. Porneia refers to a broad range of unlawful or illicit sex relations outside marriage. Porneia involves the grossly...

Christianity -- Christian Living: All forgiving God, psalm 58, lord jesus christ
psalm 58, lord jesus christ, romans 9: Hello, Tony. Ephesians 1:3-6: Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, Who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ: According as He hath chosen us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Giving advice to a new christian who is living with a girlfriend., spirit god, return to the fold
spirit god, return to the fold, downhill battle: Hi Christie, Thank you for writing. What a wonderful sister you are! Praise God for your brother s return to the fold. I have no doubt that God has a special crown reserved for you in Heaven. In regard to your brother s girlfriend, it is best not to...

Christianity -- Christian Living: God's Will for My Life, saul of tarsus, damascus road
saul of tarsus, damascus road, apostle paul: Understanding God s specific will for your life is difficult in that it is a matter of faith and obedience. On the one hand you must compare your understanding of God s will with the Scriptures. In other words, does it coincide with the teachings of the Bible?...

Christianity -- Christian Living: GOING TO HEAVEN FOR SURE ?, sin, salvation
sin, salvation, am I saved: Hi Ray, You have asked a pretty interesting question. It seems that you are questioning your very salvation. In fact, you are questioning the very Word of God. Now, you may not realize that is what you are doing, but, in reality that is what you are...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Hell?, man christ jesus, jesus christ is lord
man christ jesus, jesus christ is lord, scripture john: Hi Dan, It s OK that you didn t tecnically ask a question, I know what you re thinking. First, there is no proof what-so-ever that free will is impossible. This is something that humans, without the aid of some higher power that can competently communicate...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Help with things, homosexuality, lesbian
homosexuality, lesbian, sin: Dear Lisa, You are to be commended for taking so many steps to deal with your circumstances. Keep praying and reading your Bible. Keep talking honestly with God. You are closer to success than you realize. You are facing a life after being molested,...

Christianity -- Christian Living: help me, word revelation, glad tidings
word revelation, glad tidings, peace of god: Hello, John. Let s read from the Book of Philippians. Philippians 4:6: Be careful (anxious) for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which passeth...

Christianity -- Christian Living: help to find a scripture, true believer, samaritan woman
true believer, samaritan woman, drink of water: Hi Denise, Matthew 7:41 about giving a drink to a true believer in Jesus, and John 4:10 where Jesus is talking to a Samaritan woman he met at a well. These are the only ones I can think of at the moment that have anything to do with your question. Hope it...

Christianity -- Christian Living: husband, staying home, new job
staying home, new job, 13 years: Dear Cristina, First pray about it and ask God to convict him. Second don t do anything. Don t try to change him. Just be available for when he begins to realize that he is wrong and don t condemn him. Just helps him in love. Hope this helps God...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Jehovah's Witness does not equal Biblical Christianity, jehovah s witnesses, proof texts
jehovah s witnesses, proof texts, biblical christianity: I appreciate your concern but I did all my research over 30 years ago, before becoming one of Jehovah s Witnesses,& after being a Protestant for 19 years, so I know both sides, & JW s are Christians in every sense of the word. I URGE you to examine...

Christianity -- Christian Living: life, faith, adventure
faith, adventure, support: Hi Latiffney, I would all depend on what you are having faith in. I will say that life does support adventurers. Most of the time, when you take a calculated guess, life will support you. If you are stepping out on faith because you believe God will...

Christianity -- Christian Living: I'm just ignorant, mark god, fine balance
mark god, fine balance, christian faith: Hi Andy, I can understand your consternation. Much of what you see from the outside does not make any sense. I’ll give it to you, as I understand it. See if this makes a bit more sense. What I believe from years of study, (BA Degree) and thought...

Christianity -- Christian Living: New Testament Scripture, testament scripture, testament scriptures
testament scripture, testament scriptures, hebrews 12: Judy, I hope you don t need to preach this on the 3rd! I didn t open the e-mail until 11:11 PM, EDT. Peter tells us to cast our cares on him, because he cares for us. (ca 1 Peter 5:7) That verb cast means throwing something out of reach; literally...

Christianity -- Christian Living: need to talk, marriage problem, straight girl
marriage problem, straight girl, silent treatment: Hi Veronica, Wow! It HAS been a LONG time since I ve last heard from you. I took a short break (a while back) from AllExperts but have been receiving (and answering) questions for the past couple of months now. Seems like you ve been going through a LOT....

Christianity -- Christian Living: What is next?, youth gatherings, compassionate heart
youth gatherings, compassionate heart, beautiful moments: Dear B, What a wonderful experience! I am so happy for you. Indeed, it is the most amazing feeling! But then, that s the way God does things. Dear one, you don t have to worry about what is next ___, it s God s call. All God asks of you is to believe...

Christianity -- Christian Living: oral sex between married christian, shameful lusts, biblical standpoint
shameful lusts, biblical standpoint, sexual impurity: Any form of sex outside the marriage covenant is obviously wrong from a biblical standpoint (fornication). There is no direct reference to oral sex in the Old or New Testaments. However, principles derived from the Scriptures below would apply to all forms...

Christianity -- Christian Living: pastor, fear of man, false teacher
fear of man, false teacher, necessary qualifications: Hello again Mark, (My original letter is below this message.) After reading again what I originally wrote, I decided that I want to add a little something else because you sound so in earnest. First, re-read (by just scanning) the New Testament from beginning...

Christianity -- Christian Living: praying in tounges, dangerous assumption, i corinthians
dangerous assumption, i corinthians, mysterious language: Hi Bill, Thanks for this great question. There are a lot of oppinions about this matter. I have preached a message on this issue. I think that it would be best for me to paste the notes so that you can study this issue for yourself. _____________...

Christianity -- Christian Living: pre-marital sex, christian dating, Christian premarital sex
christian dating, Christian premarital sex, Christian boundaries in dating: Tami, This is a very good question and I am glad that you asked it! The first thing that I want to do is to encourage you to begin standing your ground. It seems as if you feel that YOUR abstinence needs to be a mutual decision. But, when you make...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Relationship issues w/Mom, boundaries, enmeshment
boundaries, enmeshment, triangulation: You have described a perfect pattern of a family with poor boundaries. There is all sorts of manipulation, passive-aggressiveness, enmeshment, and triangulation (e.g. you mom tells other relatives about your problems, or you tell your siblings about your...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Remarriage, spiritual adultery, jesus jesus
spiritual adultery, jesus jesus, woman caught in adultery: Hi Derek Derek Jesus Jesus said, except for the cause of adultery, one shouldn t be divorcing their wives.... The pharisees and sadducees were allowing divorces for the smallest of things brought up by the husbands. Thus Jesus reply.. Now if one were...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Was raised a Mormon and was alsoby Generational Satanist, father jesus, jesus my savior
father jesus, jesus my savior, holy spirit: This is actually a common problem. What will help is to study and understand what was done to you; recognize when you are slipping into cult mode, and that will help counter what is happening. Go to the website, www.exitandsupportnetwork.com There...

Christianity -- Christian Living: realtionship/prophet, sacred scripture, putting god first
sacred scripture, putting god first, dear brian: 6 August 2008 Dear Brian: That is good to know. If you will send me your name and snail mail address, I will send you an outstanding book which will help you in your path to becoming a Christian and living as one. There is no charge for either for...

Christianity -- Christian Living: realtionship/prophet, long distance relationships, career choices
long distance relationships, career choices, living proof: Good morning, Brian. Thank you for your question. It actually has several parts and if I may, I d like to address each one separately. The first issue has to do with relationships. Short-term relationships before long-distance relationships CAN and DO...

Christianity -- Christian Living: relationship, eachother, 4 months
eachother, 4 months, prophets: Hi Brian It seems that she is more *into her *christianity* than you, wouldn t you say? She has been prophesied over and told of a disaster in this relationship by a prophet. Now, unless she is seeing some other boy, this would mean, to her at least, that...

Christianity -- Christian Living: relationship/prophet, closer to home, eachother
closer to home, eachother, 4 months: Hi Brian, Sounds like you getting dumped. Removing the pics is really a bad sign. Also, keep in mind [or maybe you need to learn] that not everyone who claims to be a Christian really is one. Real Christians are very very few in number if there are any real...

Christianity -- Christian Living: relationship/prophet, religious faith, relatio
religious faith, relatio, friendly advice: Hi, Sometimes staying friends works, often not. It depends on the maturity level of both of you and on your determination to move into a friendship mode. Probably the best course would be to say that, since I love you, I want you to be happy and I...

Christianity -- Christian Living: how to remain positive in my relationship with my step son, partial custody, child money
partial custody, child money, team spirit: Yep. I understand. I guess that backing off does keep the peace, but as you have seen it does not resolve the situation. There is a way to look at this differently. We believe that God can do anything and that He is in control, right? Therefore if we are...

Christianity -- Christian Living: stuff, forgive, feelings
forgive, feelings, decisions choice: Hi Nikki, It really doesn t matter what you say; it is what you feel when you say it. If you feel good about what you say, you will be ok. If you feel bad in any way, it is time to let go of those feelings. God doesn t behave in that way. He is...

Christianity -- Christian Living: sustaining the christian faith, spiritual heritage, lord thy god
spiritual heritage, lord thy god, olive trees: Dear Melody, Thank you for using AllExperts.com and for graciously allowing me to answer. If I am interpreting your question correctly, you are asking about the importance of the family unit in Gods plan for the furtherance of the Christian faith from generation...

Christianity -- Christian Living: the unpardonable sin, CBT, obsessive-compulsive disorder
CBT, obsessive-compulsive disorder, religiosity: Hi Daphne, that s interesting. I had a client who had the exact same fear. I do think it is definitely the OCD, and not your sin nature. In addition to the medication, I wonder if you ve met with a clinically trained counselor? I think some CBT (cognitive...

Christianity -- Christian Living: What do I do...?, 16yr, dear child
16yr, dear child, girl boy: Ayesha, You are not accountable for his feelings, only yours. If you are putting all those guys up there to hurt him, that would be wrong. If you are putting them up there because they are your friends, then you should have a clear conscience. Since...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Atheism, existence of god, brain problem
existence of god, brain problem, faith in god: Dear John, I think that faith cannot come only from logic, because to have faith in God means to trust and love God. I think however that logics and science prove the existence of our soul and the existence of God and that there are many rational arguments...

Christianity -- Christian Living: absolute morals, arbitrary choices, two evils
arbitrary choices, two evils, faith in god: Hi Ben, Thanks for your question. I do agree that there are absolute moral values. Those absolute moral values, that are based upon the Word of God, come from God. All other values, either absolute or arbitrary, do not come from God. Some would argue that...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Can I advise my pastor, and in meekness correct his doctrine?gently correct his doctrine?, galatians 6, prayer network
galatians 6, prayer network, effective prayer: Alan, Thank you for your question. I can tell it is from a very sincere heart. There is absolutely nothing wrong with going to your Pastor with a question concerning doctrinal issues. I would suggest that you prayerfully consider whether you should go...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Baptism, baptism question, disciples of jesus christ
baptism question, disciples of jesus christ, mental assent: Hello Ryan, I forgot to make something clear in my last post. When Paul said, for we walk by faith and not by sight, he did not at all mean what so many today think he meant. Biblical faith, or we could say saving faith, is based on solid objective proof...

Christianity -- Christian Living: BIBLE VERSIONS, holy sprit, king james version of the bible
holy sprit, king james version of the bible, bible versions: Greetings in the wonderful name of Jesus,the Christ First of ALL, sorry for taking so long to answer you, I don t normally take this long. Being non-denominational has nothing whatsoever to do with which particular version you wish to study from. Nowhere...

Christianity -- Christian Living: The biggest problem with christianity, communist china, prophetic voices
communist china, prophetic voices, illegal movement: Jonathan, Yours is the prophetic question of all time. It is the reformers question. It is one that has dogged the organized Church from the beginning until now. But I would point out to you that prophetic voices have always asked that question. ...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Christian Living, Sex, Marriages
Sex, Marriages, Dating: Hello & Good Morning Abel Joseph, Thanks for contacting me. I have tackled this subject matter many times the past couple of years and the answer for all singles is still the same...stay away from anything that would cause you to sin sexually. Your partner...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Christian woman, faith issues, lowly status
faith issues, lowly status, name of jesus: Well, I m not a theology scholar, per se, just a counselor who has spent a lot of time in the Bible, so I might not be the best person to answer. I recognize that much of the Bible was written to a specific culture in a specific time. However, Christ came...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Cohabitation, open rebellion, sexual intimacy
open rebellion, sexual intimacy, jesus teachings: Hi Caroline, Thank you for writing. And more important, thank you for seeking wise spiritual counsel (as the Bible teaches). Life is about choices, and we must remember, when we make a choice, we also choose the consequences. The Bible teaches against...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Common Law Marriage, common law marriage, marriage traditions
common law marriage, marriage traditions, best man: Hi Ruthie, There are a few different issues here. First what constitutes a marriage? Most of our marriage traditions and laws: marrying in a church, walking down to the alter before a minister, exchanging ring, the bride s maid, the best man, even...

Christianity -- Christian Living: closet christianity, Christian college student, Christian at college
Christian college student, Christian at college, Christian teen: Hi Leanna, First off I like to say, please don t condemn yourself for being human :) When you first transition into a new stage of life, it is always an adjustment. That conviction that you are starting to feel is just the Holy Spirit telling you...

Christianity -- Christian Living: cohabitation, practice abstinence, adam and eve
practice abstinence, adam and eve, eyes of the lord: Hi Jane, If we use the popular definition of marriage (which happens to be wrong), you re boyfriend is right. But that is certainly a very difficlt thing to do. Marriage actually takes place at the moment that two people decide together to be husband and...

Christianity -- Christian Living: confirmation, Anglican church, infant baptism
Anglican church, infant baptism, confirmed: Hi Cindy, Many thanks for your question. Having made a commitment to Jesus, asked Him into your heart, to rule over your life and repented of your sins, there is absolutely no reason why you should be confirmed . The way you are being treated is an absolute...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Doubts, step-parenting, blended family
step-parenting, blended family: Boy, that s a tough one, and I m not a specialist on blended families. I ve always thought that the couple s number one task is to come together and help the child attach to the new parent. And that is why I don t think step-parents should be in charge of...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Where are dead sinners?, place of torment, judgement day
place of torment, judgement day, mcclellan: Hi Deb, It seems, according to Luke 16, that dead sinners go directly to hell. I know that the word translated Hades also means grave, but Jesus uses it to mean the place of torment that we call hell. What, then, is the judgement for? It seems that it...

Christianity -- Christian Living: dreaming or reality, bad dreams, the occult
bad dreams, the occult, spells cast: Hi Beverly, Because I wasn’t there when this happened, I can only give what this could have been and possible reasons why it happened. I suggest that you read my suggestions and then ask God for more insight into what it was. God was with you when it happened!...

Christianity -- Christian Living: evolution, evolution
evolution: Hi there! Thanks for this great question. I will not try to explain the vast amounts of science behind creationism, or the incredible lack of scientific proof for evolution. Your question is about Biblical support for it. There are some theologians...

Christianity -- Christian Living: cohabitation, man and a women, marriage book
Christianity -- Christian Living: cohabitation, man and a women, marriage book, marriage ceremony

Christianity -- Christian Living: dreaming or reality, hearing from god, wedlock
Christianity -- Christian Living: dreaming or reality, hearing from god, wedlock, marriage

Christianity -- Christian Living: Godly women, christian god, genuine concern
Christianity -- Christian Living: Godly women, christian god, genuine concern, worship team

Christianity -- Christian Living: Hey just a quick question, gracious god, happy marriage
Christianity -- Christian Living: Hey just a quick question, gracious god, happy marriage, sexual acts

Christianity -- Christian Living: God, god question, genesis 3
god question, genesis 3, two different ways: Hi again Alex, Your question is not a silly one at all. In fact, it is a question that is on the mind of many people. Does God really care about every part of my life? I think the primary reason that we may doubt whether he cares that much, is the mistaken...

Christianity -- Christian Living: God is a liar!, ingersoll robert, robert g ingersoll
ingersoll robert, robert g ingersoll, prometheus books: 8pm wed, sept 10, 08 hi, stella; questions about god ... GOOD!! MORE PEOPLE SHOULD QUESTION THESE THINGS! YOU ARE ON THE RIGHT TRACK!! There are tons of absurdities in the whole christian scheme. The following 2 references were very helpful...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Godly women, Moral Compromise, Sexual Object
Moral Compromise, Sexual Object, Method of Approaching Fellow Christians about Moral Problems: 20 September 2008 Dear Irmari, Thank you first of all for caring about not only your girlfriend but a sister in Christ. The mandate that you should say something to her is both 2 Timothy 3:16 and St Matthew 18:15-17a. To be perfectly frank, it is...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Godly women, harmless as doves, sexy clothes
harmless as doves, sexy clothes, god service: Hi Irmari, Based on your words I think the best you will be able to do is pray for her and be her friend. It sounds as if she knows what she needs to do but is choosing to disobey God. Service to God must come from the heart. Sometimes being a friend...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Godparent Age Restrictions, spiritual education, daughter grace
spiritual education, daughter grace, age restrictions: Dear Lee Thank you for your question. The answer to your question is really it depends . My advice would be to speak to the minister of religion that is going to conduct the ceremony for your daughter. I assume it is a christening or baptism. I...

Christianity -- Christian Living: grieving/betrayal, bestfriend, belongings
bestfriend, belongings, insults: Sounds like you are going through a tough time. A letter of closure may or may not be a good idea. It depends on what your purpose for it is. Is your purpose to get the last say? Is your purpose to try to end the conflict and make peace? Is your purpose...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Hell, lord jesus christ, presence of the lord
lord jesus christ, presence of the lord, place called hell: Hello, Sydney. The Luke 16 account of the rich man and Lazarus is a parable. It is not to be taken completely literally. For one thing, we now know that Hell will not be a literal place where the unsaved at the end of the world are tortured forever more....

Christianity -- Christian Living: Hey just a quick question, jesus christ god, christian relationship
jesus christ god, christian relationship, guilty conscience: Good morning Benjamin! Your question is wonderful and goes straight to the heart of what it means to be a Christian. Christianity is not a religion of rules and in our willpower, accomplishing good behavior. Christianity is a faith based upon relationship...

Christianity -- Christian Living: my husband has filed to divorce me, single females, unhappy marriage
single females, unhappy marriage, intimate detail: Tori, There are several issues here. I will try to address each of them separately. The issue of abusiveness is one that takes many forms, and has many root causes. One form is emotional abuse (yelling, screaming, etc.). It is generally caused by failure,...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Interpreting Revelation, holy spirit god, interpreting the book of revelation
holy spirit god, interpreting the book of revelation, interpreting revelation: One more adjustment: Theopedia is a Baptist production. And while it sets out the various millennialsim theories just fine, the Baptists are generally in serious error about almost everything the Bible teaches, especially the most fundamentally important things....

Christianity -- Christian Living: knowing who Iam, prayer, pray
prayer, pray, revelation: Hi Gwendolyn, The best and only advise I can give you is to pray, pray, seek God s will for your life, pray some more, ask Him to guide you and finally, pray. Don t know what to do? Pray Not sure who can help? Ask Feeling lonely, need a hug? Seek God...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Lack of saving -the -world friends, passion greetings, small still voice
passion greetings, small still voice, onion skin: Greetings in the name of Jesus, the Christ. My very first thoughts after reading your email, were; perhaps, if you are having trouble FINDING people of like-kind, maybe you are to start your own club and advertise it online or locally, at first. See where...

Christianity -- Christian Living: My Marriage, Marital Problems Sexual Intimacy Temptation Lust
Marital Problems Sexual Intimacy Temptation Lust: 1 October 2008 Dear Denise, I don t know who sponsored the seminar you attended; but unfortunately, there is a tendency today to combine Biblical Faith and psychology/psychiatry/psychobabble, and often the result is a devastating mess. Obviously, rather...

Christianity -- Christian Living: miracles, figs from thistles, false prophets
figs from thistles, false prophets, jesus name: Hi Kawame, Because we are from God and are therefore like him in creative power, we are continually externalizing conditions based on what we choose. There is only God and His many manifestations. Since God is all there is,no other power can be in the...

Christianity -- Christian Living: morality, God, Jesus
God, Jesus, Religion: Hello Juel, sorry that it took so long to back with you. Even though I have been busy I should ve found the time to check my e-mail and answer your question. I apologize. Q: What is the effect of morality without religion on a person?? And, why should...

Christianity -- Christian Living: in need of advice, relationship with god, great relationship
relationship with god, great relationship, rest of my life: sorry it took me so long to get back with you. I thought I had answered this months ago and I just saw it when i was answering another. Pornography is a big issue for most guys. It is very tough to beat. Enlisting your gf to help is probably not a good...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Which Path?, spirit of the living god, evangelisim
spirit of the living god, evangelisim, local community college: Hi Andrew. Andrew, all born again, spirit filled Christians are to be evangelists.. If they have really fell in love with Jesus, they can t help but tell anyone who will listen to them telling of this love they ve found... Just as one who falls in love...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Pregnant with Non Believing Boyfriends Child, christian counselor, poor choices
christian counselor, poor choices, pregnancy test: This is a situation that I don t really feel comfortable discussing in-depth in a forum other than personal, but I can give you a few brief thoughts. I apologize if they don t sound very cordial. In spite of the fact that you did make several poor choices...

Christianity -- Christian Living: proof of god, existance of god, existence of god
existance of god, existence of god, brain problem: Dear Ben, I think that faith cannot come only from logic, because to have faith in God means to trust and love God; to have faith means to believe in God s love and Mercy, and to commit entirely ourselves to Him. I think however that logics and science...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Relationships, love, rejection
love, rejection, fear: I’m so sorry such a late response. I thought I’d answered you and have been out sick for a while. You are not crazy ... It’s just that the man you seek a relationship can’t deepen the relationship and it has nothing to do with you. It’s not that he doesn’t...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Relationships, relationship god, god in all things
relationship god, god in all things, jesus the christ: Greetings, in the name of Jesus, the Christ. To briefly but correctly answer your question...I shall quote directily from God s word (KJV) Mat 6:33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Salvation, anxiety problems, prolonged periods
anxiety problems, prolonged periods, relationship with god: Hello, Josh. Yes, to love in the Biblical way is work. In John 14:23, Jesus defines love as keeping the commandments. Any time we keep any of the commandments we are doing spiritual work. And the Bible commands in I John 3:23 that we are believe on the...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Salvation, wisdom works, mouth confession
wisdom works, mouth confession, glad tidings: Hello, Josh. Romans 10:8-17: But what saith it? The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach; That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that...

Christianity -- Christian Living: SDA, SDA, seventh day adventist
SDA, seventh day adventist: Hi Julie, I don t know very much about SDA but if cult is the word you would use to describe any religion that doesn t teach salvation through Jesus Christ alone then yes, they are a cult. Whenever I am confronted with someone and their religion, what...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Starting again, health questions, panic attack
health questions, panic attack, watching tv: Hi Wilson, I’m going to answer this differently and I will use some concepts that may seem strange to you. I’m going to anyway because it is what I have been able to glean over many years of study, research, and thinking. Wilson, Jesus was here to demonstrate...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Test Questions for evaluating Christian Living, Discipleship, Daily Devotion
Discipleship, Daily Devotion, Christian Living: Hi Ronald! Thanks for being my first questioner. I hope this answer helps you and those you serve: First, I think it extremely important that we define Christian living properly. Our understanding of this term must be rooted in our identities as...

Christianity -- Christian Living: trying to live peaceful with jealous accusing husband, abuse, boundaries
abuse, boundaries: The problems you describe sound serious. I would definitely recommend counseling. If you cannot afford it please consider a different church that offers professional counseling, or agencies that offer a sliding scale, or colleges where they have counseling...

Christianity -- Christian Living: vow, Vows
Vows: I did a search for vow in the Bible and this verse in Deut. came up in my search. Read it in context of the verses around it and pray and ask God if this applies to your situation. I can not speak for God s will in your situation, however, you can ask Him...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Words of the bible, roman catholic church, divorce decree
roman catholic church, divorce decree, license insurance: Lauralee, I tend to agree with you on this one. In the US, a marriage is a legal matter, a binding contract; not simply a religious institution. In fact, until about 80 years ago, the only church that did weddings was the Roman Catholic church. In...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Where do I go from here?, evil tendencies, erstwhile friends
evil tendencies, erstwhile friends, distinct disadvantage: Dave, You a quite a nice guy! Thank you for your selfless offer...I may take you up on it. I am an avid collector of movies...no gore or rubbish but many wonderful films spanning several genres. I just purchased a V*E*R*Y funny film (well, funny to me anyway...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Myself, asthma attack, stair case
asthma attack, stair case, hearing things: Hi Edward, What is normal? Many people are sensitive to the non-material realities that surround us. Those who are more sensitive can sometimes find these perceptions quite disturbing. I like that old line by the Bard: Hamlet: And therefore...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Anglican (Church of England Confirmation), anglican church of england, anglican tradition
anglican church of england, anglican tradition, personal saviour: Hi Bill, Thank you for your message and I m really delighted and excited by your reasons for seeking confirmation. What you say about wanting to publicly renew or reaffirm your vows isn t selfish at all. It s the same thing that I did when I was baptized....

Christianity -- Christian Living: Attitude, theology of suffering, armor of God
theology of suffering, armor of God, being prepared: Thank you, Lenin. I am thankful that you are making plans to encourage the congregation. It s been my experience that when we re submitted to God, are planning on shining the spotlight on Jesus and the freedom and peace of the Gospel, God makes it possible...

Christianity -- Christian Living: angels, jesus and the holy spirit, witch craft
jesus and the holy spirit, witch craft, guardian angel: Hi Mary, Thanks for this great question. The Bible does not gives the names of our Angels. Spirit guide is a term given by new age teachers, and typically they are not angels at all, but demons summoned through various forms of witch craft. Be careful...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Baptism - which religion to choose, Church search
Church search: Staci, I applaud your desire to offer something better for your daughter, and your own dedication to learning and growing in Christ will be one of the greatest factors in her own growth and learning. In terms of choosing a church, I recommend choosing...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Begining to doubt, prometheus books, christian framework
prometheus books, christian framework, judgment day: 330AM THURS 1-29 hi lisa; beginning to doubt YAY!! this is a very encouraging step!! Your questions are a good start. If you continue to doubt and THINK, you will find that all religions are COMPLETE AND UTTER RIDICULOUS NONSENSE!! I am...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Blasphemy., god jesus christ, work of the holy spirit
god jesus christ, work of the holy spirit, christ jesus: CGLLR, Yes it is a sin. Yes you can be forgiven, in the same way that all sins are dealt with... confess it as a sin before the Lord. You did not lose your virginity this way, but you have already lost a lot of your innocence. Now a word of warning....

Christianity -- Christian Living: Some Christian Apologetics, christian apologetics, brother lives
christian apologetics, brother lives, parts of the bible: Dear Richard, I think that to believe in Christ is absolutely require an inner conversion which cannot be simply induced by rational arguments. So only think I can do is to explain the essential reason why I believe in Christ, and such reason is that I...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Some Christian Apologetics, brother lives, parts of the bible
brother lives, parts of the bible, roots of christianity: It is, unfortunately, very easy to be convinced that all our problems exist because people don t keep the law. Keeping or not keeping the law is not the real issue. The problem is the heart. In your brother s case, he may well feel a sense of superiority...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Some Christian Apologetics, christian apologetics, brother lives
christian apologetics, brother lives, parts of the bible: R, Point one. Jesus followers died claiming he was the son of God. If that was not true, why would they have died for what they knew to be a lie? Point two. Same as above, and you have included all the usual arguments on your own. Point...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Some Christian Apologetics, Judaism, Passover
Judaism, Passover, New Covenant: Good morning,R. Wow, what an amazing story! I apologize in advance for the length of my response. I m very passionate about this kind of thing. If you can wade through until the end and would like clarification on anything, my email address is askseminarygal@aol.com...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Some Christian Apologetics, christian apologetics, brother lives
christian apologetics, brother lives, parts of the bible: Hi and thank you R for your question. You re encountering what is no doubt a feeling of loss, puzzlement, and even frustration at times about your brother s conversion to Judaism. You ve raised many questions that I will try to help you with, but I ll keep...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Some Christian Apologetics, Cross, Father
Cross, Father, mark: Hi R, You have asked four very interesting questions. Jesus did say that He was the way, the truth, and the life. No man comes to the Father except through Him. It is very important to look at this in context. Peter has just denied Jesus. ...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Some Christian Apologetics, christian apologetics, brother lives
christian apologetics, brother lives, parts of the bible: Hello, R. 1. Jews of past ages and today invariably deny that Christ is God. They are totally opposed to the idea that the Savior has already come. You are correct in that much historical evidence points to the existence of Jesus Christ. The Old Testament...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Some Christian Apologetics, christian apologetics, brother lives
christian apologetics, brother lives, parts of the bible: Hello R, He has no evidence for 1 and 2, so they are just prejudices. Not only that, but Judaism is a meritorious works based belief system. And, anyone who can understand that once you are condemned to death you can t earn forgiveness. If you are saved,...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Some Christian Apologetics, christian apologetics, brother lives
christian apologetics, brother lives, parts of the bible: Greetings, in the name of Jesus, the Christ... These questions you ask are very involved and would require much study of God s word, by your brother, which we both know, he might not ever do...nor take part in. The best all-around answer to give you, that...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Christian guidance / counseling, Cross, expression
Cross, expression, Father: Hi Ron, You made this statement. “I truly feel we need help . God has his way of letting me {us} know.” I have some good news for you. He is doing that now. This will be a bit different for you. I believe that if you can comprehend what I am...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Christian guidance, high school sweethearts, clinical counselors
high school sweethearts, clinical counselors, christian guidance: Hi Ron, I commend you for recognizing you need help. It s often very difficult to find a great counselor. If I were you, I would consider calling some larger churches. Because they are large, they may have a counseling center. I would seek CLINICAL...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Christianity and homosexuality, love, truth
love, truth, beauty: Hi Jenny, I ve thought a lot about how to answer this. I believe this is the best way to go about it. My view on this is different from the standard Christian view. Most Christians believe that God is in Heaven and they are “down here.” They must...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Christians and oral sex before marriage, christians and oral sex, sex before marriage
christians and oral sex, sex before marriage, unnecessary confusion: Thank you for your question. A lot of unnecessary confusion has existed around this question. Oral sex is indeed sex. God does not approve of sex before marriage and does not approve of oral sex outside of marriage. There is no basis in scripture for an...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Christians who use Psychics, seventy times seven, king saul
seventy times seven, king saul, sciptures: This is why I said for her to sincerely REPENT of that sin, renouncing it, in the name of Jesus. God looks upon ones heart, not the sin. If she truly sincerely acknowledges the sin, and that it is not only sin against God, but also sin (as a child of the...

Christianity -- Christian Living: christian living, good reading, violence
good reading, violence, vulgar language: Dear Carolyn, Foul language is hard to avoid. The books reflect the vulgar language common to the characters and the setting. The movies had to clean the language to get a PG 13 primarily based upon violence. To find better books to read, go back to...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Am I committing a sin?, no trespassing signs, acre of land
no trespassing signs, acre of land, trimming trees: Hello Terri, I m sorry to hear of your troubles. You must understant that loving your neighbor does not mean that you have to let him abuse you and get away with such things as you ve described. God has set up our governments for the purpose of protecting...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Dream about Tribulation?, visual dream, dramatic audio
visual dream, dramatic audio, messages from god: Thank you for your question. You should not be concerned about your dreams in general. Neither they, nor the Born Again series are messages from God. The Bible remains the only message we have from God and it deserves more attention that even the Born...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Dream about Tribulation, special revelation
special revelation: Hi Jessica, Thank you for this great question. I believe that you were dreaming about what you were hearing in the drama. God has completed His perfect Word, the Bible. Once the Bible is completed (that which is perfect) then personal direct revelation...

Christianity -- Christian Living: divorce, plain stupidity, manic phase
plain stupidity, manic phase, abusive relationship: Sorry about that Sandra..... TO the Lord we are all Beloved ! So I am usually like minded.......(^o^) But you didn t say as to whether you had received the Holy Spirit, with the evidence in your post Sandra? For without the Spirit, and His enablement,...

Christianity -- Christian Living: What does this dream mean?, personal saviour, scary dream
personal saviour, scary dream, hohmann: Our dreams can often express our fears and doubts. There need not be any meaning beyond that. It is normal to have doubts and fears. Getting back to losing weight. Do you really need to lose weight? Have you consulted with a doctor about this,...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Freaked out by eternity., childrens pool, overwhelming message
childrens pool, overwhelming message, finite minds: Hi Alli, Thank you for using AllExperts.com. The Lord led you to ask me this question because I had the same problem for years. I would lay awake at night trying to grasp the concept of eternity and become so upset that I would have to get up and do something....

Christianity -- Christian Living: Am I Saved or not?, romans 4, baby 1st
Christianity -- Christian Living: Am I Saved or not?, romans 4, baby 1st, son jesus

Christianity -- Christian Living: How did it all start, pharoah, hebrews
Christianity -- Christian Living: How did it all start, pharoah, hebrews, slaves

Christianity -- Christian Living: Tattoos, ritual sacrifice, leviticus 19 28
Christianity -- Christian Living: Tattoos, ritual sacrifice, leviticus 19 28, heaven and earth

Christianity -- Christian Living: Tithe and salvation, mosaic law, enforcers
Christianity -- Christian Living: Tithe and salvation, mosaic law, enforcers, gentiles

Christianity -- Christian Living: Genesis, everliving god, giving me a hard time
everliving god, giving me a hard time, beast man: Derrik, It would have been one of his kinsmen. A period of time had transpired (Gen. 4:3) after Cain and Able were born. During that time and afterward, Adam & Eve had other children (Gen. 5:4) and they also had children, etc. Cain s fear was that some...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Ghosts, dead prophet, prophet samuel
dead prophet, prophet samuel, king saul: These are questions that no one is positive about the answers. My personal opinion upon reading Scripture, is that those who have died are not able to communicate with the living, and that what people experience is more likely a case of demons pretending...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Ghosts, resut, dead brother
resut, dead brother, brother in christ: Dear Lenin, I believe that the saints who are in heaven may appear to us, but these are very rare events. I think that in most cases, the presumed apparitions of ghosts are the resut of suggestions or hallucinations. Your brother in Christ, Marc...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Heaven, jesus god, quick reply
jesus god, quick reply, dear mr: Hi Sunny, I m sure that if God wanted animals to go to heaven he could arrange it. But, that was not in his plans and purposes for creating animals. Animals were intended to serve humans primarily as a source of food. The Bible says that sinners are the...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Help my teen daughter thinks shes bisexual, christian homeschooling family, homosexual feelings
christian homeschooling family, homosexual feelings, public football: Hi Stephanie, First of all I want to say that I hope you are not blaming this on allowing your son to out in the world and meeting people and allowing your daughter to meet people. In homeschooling families I have seen a lot of sheltering going on and...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Holy, moral purity, evil desires
moral purity, evil desires, testament believers: Happy New Year to You!!!! I m so glad to hear that you are doing well! Keep up the good work! God is pleased with you! What exactly does holy mean? Look in I Peter 1:14-16. Peter calls on us as obedient children not to conform to the evil desires...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Homosexual Relationships, leviticus 18, homosexual relationships
leviticus 18, homosexual relationships, women having sex: Hi Paul, Thank you for writing. Obviously, many people feel as you do about various Scriptures in the Bible. Even the first century people thought Jesus was way off base with some of the things He said. But He went to the Cross backing all of His teachings....

Christianity -- Christian Living: Homosexuality, married couples sex, same gender marriage
married couples sex, same gender marriage, sex rites: Hi Paul, As you know Christianity is a very diverse religion with myriad beliefs. Many, perhaps most, Christians believe sex of any kind, including masturbation, is forbidden outside of marriage. These Christians usually also believe that all forms of...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Homosexuality, leviticus 18 22, leviticus 20 13
leviticus 18 22, leviticus 20 13, fertility cult: Hi Paul, First, I would say that our relationship is with God as an individual not with the Bible. The Bible leads us to God but God is our Lord not the Bible. The Bible says if we think we have no sin we deceive ourselves. No one is perfect. God s...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Homosexuality !, ingersoll robert, robert g ingersoll
ingersoll robert, robert g ingersoll, leviticus 18: 830 am, sun, 1-25 hi paul; I have a gay son, age 25, myself. I love him dearly. Gayness is not your problem; but your belief in the old, false mythology of the bible IS! ALL RELIGION IS FALSE NONSENSE!! The following 2 references were very...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Homosexuality, leviticus 18, women having sex
leviticus 18, women having sex, homosexual relationship: Dear Paul, I am a fully qualified biologist and I can tell you that in the animal kingdom there are no examples of homosexual conduct. It is a sin and it is wrong and not just wrong but obviously wrong. Thats why it is treated with disgust. Your penis...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Homosexuality, sinful choices, leviticus 18
sinful choices, leviticus 18, homosexual relationships: Hi Paul - thank you for your question. The biblical view (and therefore God s) of homosexuality is that it is wrong, period. God created Adam and Eve, not Adam and Steve. Yes there are numerous examples of homosexual relationships in the bible but they...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Homosexuality, leviticus 18, homosexual acts
leviticus 18, homosexual acts, women having sex: Dear Paul Thank you for your question. It is a very difficult issue that will divide opinion. I must confess that I am still unsure about what I think regarding this matter. If you find it helpful, I will write down some of the different aspects of the...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Homosexuality, bed undefiled, temple of the holy ghost
bed undefiled, temple of the holy ghost, leviticus 18: Hi Paul, Thanks for this great question. I think that it is important to understand the difference from having fleshly desires that you fight and giving into them. First of all, monogamy is not the ultimate goal of sexual purity, it is sex only withing...

Christianity -- Christian Living: hello, society desires, god is god
society desires, god is god, miss kitty: My friend, it does make a difference if someone is of a different religion than you. Religions are a dime a dozen - there is only one faith and one God. Not all religions worship the Christian God (Jesus Christ, the Christ of God). You must study your belief...

Christianity -- Christian Living: How can I help my mom and help myself?, stay at home mom, mid forties
stay at home mom, mid forties, young couples: Holy cow, Sarah, this is definitely a case of Boundaries gone bad. It s most likely going to be difficult for you to re-set the thermostat and gain your home back, without the help of a counselor, at least for a little while. People are afraid to set...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Innocence?, youthful lusts, sexual addiction
youthful lusts, sexual addiction, talk to god: CGLLR, Whether or not you want to stop, you MUST. This is a sexual addiction in the making. It is just as much an addiction as alcohol or drugs. If you don t want to end up with even deeper problems than you already have, you MUST STOP. You need some accountability...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Internet?, ray wigley, gmail
ray wigley, gmail, allexpert: allexperts.com told me in writing that they looked at answers from Ray Wigley and what he has said in reply to the questions that he got through allexperts.com and found nothing with which to suspend his account or take any action. Obviously, they do not...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Internet., internet question, negative consequences
internet question, negative consequences, odd question: First of all, you must consider that God has given us a free will; when we or someone else commit some sins, it is not God s will, but our or their will. Sin has some negative consequences also for those who had no role in that sin; for example, consider the...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Internet., internet question, allexperts
internet question, allexperts, pictur: Hi, This is my final answer to you. Stop with the sexual posts to strangers. You are too young for this and you don t need to be speaking with adults like me about such matters anyway. You should speak with your parents, a trusted teacher, a pastor and...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Mark 9: 23, Faith, Miracles
Faith, Miracles: Lenin, You are right to conclude that this verse does not eliminate every natural restriction for every believer in Jesus. Looking at the context, Jesus is responding to the man s phrasing of his request. If you can do anything... Jesus, then, is...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Marriage, god of second chances, god is a god
god of second chances, god is a god, guilt and shame: Hi Wei! Thank you for writing. I understand your feelings in letting God down. We all have failed and fallen short of the glory of God. What matters now, dear one, is how you truly .feel in your heart about your sin. God judges our heart - not just the words...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Marriage Mockery, social security check, insulin shot
social security check, insulin shot, hatred of women: Hi Julie, Your problems are so multi-layered, and complicated. I do think a clinically-trained counselor would be the best option. Perhaps it would be just for you at this point. SInce you live in a rural area, would you consider counseling with someone...

Christianity -- Christian Living: marital deception, great deceiver, dark holes
great deceiver, dark holes, hard feelings: Dear Donna, What a sad situation you find yourself in. And no doubt, there are many hard feelings. May I suggest that you go to your Pastor and tell her/him your delimma, and see what her suggestions are. I would invite both families to the church office...

Christianity -- Christian Living: marriage, common law marriages, all the hoopla
common law marriages, all the hoopla, marriage license: Hello Beatrice, I ll be happy to help you. Think Adam and Eve. There weren t any other people around to act as bride s maids, best men, and etc. There was no marriage license to get, no blood tests, and no getting all dressed up and being at the chruch...

Christianity -- Christian Living: marriage, Divorce, Marriage
Divorce, Marriage: Sandra, I m so sorry to hear about your difficult situation. I won t pretend to understand what it must be like for you or that there is an easy solution to what you re facing. You did ask for an honest perspective, though, and I ll try to offer that....

Christianity -- Christian Living: marriage, Divorce, married the wrong person
Divorce, married the wrong person: Hi Sandra, I really sympathise with your situation. I’m married myself and although I don’t understand completely how difficult your situation must be, I can only imagine the feelings of entrapment that you have experienced. I understand the fact that you...

Christianity -- Christian Living: marriage, plain stupidity, manic phase
plain stupidity, manic phase, abusive relationship: Hi Sandra, Wow! You summed it up really well. I find it hard to argue with your assessment. Were you stupid? Yes. Could have been affected by a medical condition though. Does God approve of divorce? No. He will forgive you though. Were you decieved by the...

Christianity -- Christian Living: marriage, divorce, decieve
divorce, decieve, deception: Dear Sandra, You do have a tangled mess here, but the Lord can and will walk you through this if you are willing to follow Him. The Lord put lots of red flags before you even though you chose against the warning. Dishonesty is not something to be taken...

Christianity -- Christian Living: she's older than me, casual date, beautiful women
casual date, beautiful women, lunch: Hi John, Could you ask her out for a casual date? Say, coffee? Or a lunch? That way, as you begin to find things in common, you can eventually open up and tell her how you ve felt. If you tell her immediately, it might overwhelm her. ...

Christianity -- Christian Living: people, depression, fear
depression, fear, temptation: Dear Carmen, Don’t take all of this upon yourself. Trust that the Lord is your strength in all of this as you make important decisions that are not easy and don’t always produce good feelings. From personal experience with my brother, it’s not unusual...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Question, hi sweetie, multitude of sins
hi sweetie, multitude of sins, jesus paid the price: Hi Sweetie! #1 There is now therefore no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus. *That means: You are saved! Your sins are washed away! Forever! Jesus paid the price! You will not be condemned. #2 Love covers a multitude...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Is religion harmful to women?, conservative town, abusive relationship
conservative town, abusive relationship, gays blacks: from marc 330am thurs, 1-29 hi, carmen, is religion harmful to women? OF COURSE IT IS!! religion is the primary cause of almost all negatives in civilization!! As an atheist, you have already thought about all of this. RELIGION IS HARMFUL...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Salvation., lord and savior, dear one
lord and savior, dear one, sunday school: Dear One, I ve answered your question in every way that I know. If you have asked Jesus into your heart as your Lord and Savior, believe that He is God, the Son, you are saved. This is not about feelings it s about fact. Now, go and serve Him. Rev....

Christianity -- Christian Living: Salvation?, sinners prayer, going to heaven
sinners prayer, going to heaven, relationship with god: Like I said, you are the only one that can really answer this question. Based on what you told me I would have to say that you are not saved, but I could be wrong as only you have the insight necessary to make that call. I don t see how a saved person...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Salvation., life is a life, temporal life
life is a life, temporal life, eternal life: Eternal Life is Everlasting Life. Two terms can be used of life, Eternal and Temporal. Temporal life is a life that can, under certain circumstances, come to an end. Eternal Life is a life that can not come to an end under any circumstances ... that is why...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Salvation., barack obama, kind of heart
barack obama, kind of heart, relationship with god: Dear CGLLR... Seems like I ve heard this from you sometime before beloved! And we have already discussed this in great lengths... Seems like you have forgotten the simplicity of becoming a christian, and the things I mentioned to you in His Word.. So...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Salvation?, better off dead, holy spirit
better off dead, holy spirit, whole life: You have not lost your virginity, but you have committed a sin. This sin can certainly be forgiven, but the first condition to be forgiven is repentence and firm detrermination not to commit the sin again. So, first of all, you must stop your relation with...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Salvation?, barack obama, kind of heart
barack obama, kind of heart, relationship with god: Greetings, in the name of Jesus, the Christ, It sounds to me that basically, you have two questions that you need answered. Ok, first of all, to be saved, it requires you to BELIEVE (have faith) in the one and only true and living God. You already...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Salvation., mental health issues, question and answers
mental health issues, question and answers, taking responsibility: Yep. We all find it hard sometimes. I think you would do better if you did three things: 1. Cut out the suicide talk. It s a dumb option and it makes people like me think you really need to be paying attention to mental health issues right now and get...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Salvation., barack obama, kind of heart
barack obama, kind of heart, relationship with god: In my opinion what she said is heresy. Matthew 24:11 And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many. 12 And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold. 13 But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved....

Christianity -- Christian Living: Salvation., relationship with god, glory of god
relationship with god, glory of god, church of god: Hi, For females, losing ones virginity refers to breaking ones hymen through sexual penetration. If you are 13 I STRONGLY advise you to immediately stop having such conversations on the internet. It is easy to get and track ISP addresses and there are...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Salvation., curse god, wayne tucker
curse god, wayne tucker, christian answer: Corinna, What I mean is that at 13, you should be concerned about matters of childhood, and not need be concerned about matters of sex and marriage. Your awareness has grown beyond your experience and your ability to properly evaluate your situation....

Christianity -- Christian Living: Salvation., relationship with god, better off dead
relationship with god, better off dead, whole heart: Dear One, You have never wasted my time! You just need to listen to my instruction, know that it is based in the Scriptures, and you can read it for yourself. You have done what is right - so stop questioning yourself. You must trust that God loves you very...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Salvation., Virginity, virgin
Virginity, virgin, overcoming the devil: Hi CGLLR. I can tell from the letters you wrote me that you are smarter than the average 13 year-old girl. I told you that God created something beautiful when He put you on this earth. Never doubt that! My letters are long because it’s hard to keep...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Salvation., god step, mutual sex
god step, mutual sex, talking trash: What makes you think he really lives in the UK? On the Net you never know. Don t analyze it too much. Just pray, read the Bible, get into a good church and trust God. As for innocence... At your age you are, in a sense, wiring yourself for the person...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Salvation, believing in god, work god
believing in god, work god, man of god: Hi James, Thank you for writing. I m pleased to say that 22+ days ago your sins were washed away! God has scattered them as far as the east is from the west - they are no more. Jesus will only go to the cross once - and you are redeemed from all your sins,...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Salvation., verses from the bible, bible james
verses from the bible, bible james, stregnth: First of all, only God knows who are those who will be saved and those who will not be saved, so I do not think you should ask this kind of question. Nobody can know with certainty who will be saved or not. You must only trust God and His mercy; the Lord...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Salvation., jesus christ our lord, romans 7
jesus christ our lord, romans 7, apostle paul: Paul is fighting against his own sin nature. Sometimes the things he wants to do spiritually, his flesh does not want to do, therefore it is a struggle. That is the essence of the Christian life. I hope that this helps you. In Christ Pastor Do...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Salvation., backsliding, work of christ
backsliding, work of christ, word of god: CGLLR, The Day of Redemption is when the Lord Jesus comes to claim that which He purchased with His Blood. It is what is referred to by Evangelical Christians as the rapture . I do not believe that Scripture supports the teaching that water baptism...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Am I Saved or not?, confession of faith, barack obama
confession of faith, barack obama, romans 10: Corrina, There is no wrong way to be saved that I know of. If you trust Christ for the salvation of your own sins, then you are surely saved. But you are 13 years old. Even if you have the mind of a 26 year old, you have only 13 years of experiences....

Christianity -- Christian Living: Am I Saved or not?, salvation, Jesus
salvation, Jesus, God: Hello, I am not an Obama fan myself, but no, I do not believe he is the anti-christ... You sound as if you do not have a firm understanding of salvation so here is a great article that should help you... For the wrath of God is revealed from...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Am I Saved or not?, barak obama, righteousness of god
barak obama, righteousness of god, barack obama: Hi, THanks for this follow up. I did not say that this is all your fault. In fact, he is the adult and you are the victim! You have been manipulated because of your age and your trust of an authority figure. All I was saying is that this is a dangerous...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Scripture, kingdom of god, drunkenness
kingdom of god, drunkenness, jesus christ: Hi Teresa, Remember when I told you that you must keep the Scripture in context to get it s correct meaning. The one thats referring to drunkenness, fornication, etc, is speaking of those who have chosen the world over God. Those who have rejected God,...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Sinlessness, christian jesus, true objective
christian jesus, true objective, christian answer: Hi Patti, The Bible, in no uncertain terms, declares that Jesus was God, or a part of the Godhead composed of three beings all equal in every respect and in total agreement just as if they were one being. What most people don t seem to realize is that...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Spirits, god the holy spirit, great tribulation
god the holy spirit, great tribulation, bible god: Hello, Cindy. There are two problems with your going to a Pentacostal church. The first problem is that the Pentacostal church is absolutely a false gospel. Speaking in tongues, miraculous healings, people falling over backward, etc., are probably...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Am I saved or not?, barack obama, relationship with god
barack obama, relationship with god, kind of heart: Hi again CGLLR You write really well for a 13 year old. You also seem very intelligent and these are hard concepts to convey, but I will give it another go. I know that you have been taught that to be saved you have yo do all of those things you mentioned,...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Am I saved or not?, barack obama, kind of heart
barack obama, kind of heart, jesus death: CGLLR, You have described something in your question that I think really shows maturity. You are not seeking men s approval. That is a great step in pleasing God. The verse I shared with you in a previous answer is found in 1 John 5:13. It was written to...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Am I saved or not?, barack obama, jesus the son of god
barack obama, jesus the son of god, word faith: Dear GGLLR, Have you seen the movie: The Passion of Christ. I want you to go see it. Rent it! Watch that movie, then tell me what you think. Jesus went to the cross for your sins. He died on that cross. He loved you that much. How could you not love someone...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Am I saved or not?, barack obama, jesus teachings
barack obama, jesus teachings, kind of heart: Dear CGLLR, there many fundamental differences between catholic and protestant beliefs. Below I discuss some of these differences. Protestants usually say that they are born again, but the Bible explains that those who are really born of God cannot...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Am I saved or not?, ingersoll robert, robert g ingersoll
ingersoll robert, robert g ingersoll, barack obama: 7pm mon, jan19, 2009 hi; thanx for asking. but I won t be able to help much, cause we use different language: Your questions show me that you have swallowed the religious scheme. On the other hand, I use language based on FACT & SCIENCE. So I have...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Am I saved or not?, barack obama, mouth jesus
barack obama, mouth jesus, romans 10: Hi :) I don t know where your heart was at when you got saved and you re right, it may be that you were doing it for the wrong reasons at that time. But it really doesn t matter where you were at then. What is much more important is where you re at right...

Christianity -- Christian Living: sex be for marriage, definition of commitment, holy marriage
definition of commitment, holy marriage, sex before marriage: Dearest Pride, Thank you for your questions, I will try to help you understand. I can only speak of the Christian faith. There are many cultures and many practices of religion, but the Christian faith speaks very clear about premarital sex and marriage....

Christianity -- Christian Living: How did it all start, debt slavery, 19th century america
debt slavery, 19th century america, heaven and earth: Hi Terrence, thank you for your question. You know, these two subjects, slavery and adultery, are just two of the many areas people have trouble with when it comes to the Bible and our world today. To answer your questions fully, would take way too many...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Tattoos, tatto, god
tatto, god, evil: Hi Jenn, Thank you for writing to me. I appreciate your question... I don t think that a tattoo is going to keep a person out of heaven. I know a lot of Christians site OT scriptures on this and we really have to look at this with NT eyes. God looks...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Tattoos, Tattoos
Tattoos: Jenn, The answer to your question is a bit more complicated than a simple Yes or No because you seem to be asking about whether getting such a tattoo is breaking a rule, but there is more to making decisions than that. On the simple part: There...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Tithe and salvation, believing in jesus christ, jesus hands
believing in jesus christ, jesus hands, work jesus: No Teresa. You are not stealing from God. And you have not broken the commandment. Be careful, dear one, from pulling texts out of context. In regard to tithing: God has asked us to tithe. So Teresa, pray about it first, and then step out in faith and...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Virginity?, wayne tucker, gynecological examination
wayne tucker, gynecological examination, grace god: Corrina, If salvation is by God s grace, then it is by God s grace, and not by our knowledge. If you didn t know that when you accepted your salvation, then it was just that much more by God s grace. God knew, even if you didn t, that salvation is by...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Virginity?, sexual urges, genesis 1
sexual urges, genesis 1, biblical perspective: Hi :) Without wanting to sound like I ve got my grown-up hat on, you are just 13. Whether you egged him on or not, that is your right, it is what teens do. He should never have got involved with you like this and he most certainly should never offered...

Christianity -- Christian Living: A vocation, vow of celebacy, many different ways
vow of celebacy, many different ways, catholic religion: Hi Gabriella, Thank you for this great question. I am very sorry for my late response. A nun is basically a single lady who devotes her entire life to Christian service. A born again Christian lady can do the same thing in many different ways. She...

Christianity -- Christian Living: ....., spirit in your soul, wayne tucker
spirit in your soul, wayne tucker, relationship with god: Corrina, That is the way it always happens. No one has any idea how much God loves them until AFTER they are saved. The Bible says that love is proved not that we love God, but that he first loved us, and gave his Son to save us. It is his great love...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Biblical jesus, blind guides, time jason
blind guides, time jason, going to hell: There are all kinds of christians in this world and the really true christians are those who teach and practise what the Bible preaches. Even in Jesus s time, there are religious people whom he denounced as hypocrites .... 13 Woe to you, teachers of the...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Born-again/Witnessing, near death experience, lutheran home
near death experience, lutheran home, holy spirit: Benjamin, Thank you for the reply. However, I am wondering if you did read through the three links I sent you? It seems from your reply that you did not. I could be wrong, and if so the I apologize. But if you have not read through all three of these links...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Born-Again/Witnessing, near death experience, lutheran home
near death experience, lutheran home, holy spirit: There are no Biblical feelings described that should go along with salvation. Instead, it is a matter of faith. Feelings come and go and therefore are not an accurate barometer of spiritual things. Again, its a matter of faith. While everyone should witness...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Born-again/witnessing, near death experience, lutheran home
near death experience, lutheran home, holy spirit: Hi Benjamin, Some people have overwhelming experiences when they receive Christ and many do not. Feelings are fleeting and not really that important. In some cases people who speak of such experiences often find their faith collapses when day to day life...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Born-again/witnessing, near death experience, lutheran home
near death experience, lutheran home, holy spirit: Hello Benjamin! While it is something required of us to go and take the word to the four corners of the world Paul makes it quite clear that not everyone is called to be teachers and that everyone in the body of Christ is called for a specific purpose...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Born-again/witnessing, near death experience, lutheran home
near death experience, lutheran home, holy spirit: Hello Benjamine, Please take time to read this carefully. I know that you don t like having your beliefs questioned but you asked me what a person was supposed to feel when they were born again and why you were having trouble sharing the gospel. The plain...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Born-again/witnessing, New Birth, Evangelism
New Birth, Evangelism: Benjamin, Thank you for your sincere questions. I apologize that my response has taken this long, but weekends are rather busy for me, as you can imagine. First, to your question of what someone should experience when born again: trust, repentance,...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Born-again/witnessing, near death experience, lutheran home
near death experience, lutheran home, holy spirit: Hello, Benjamin. When a person truly has become saved, they will experience a new love for God, a new love for the Bible, and new desire to keep God s commandments. I John 2:3: And hereby we do know that we know Him, if we keep His commandments. John...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Born-again/witnessing, gospel, conversion
gospel, conversion, repentance: 27 October 2009 Dear Benjamin, Thank you for your questions and for going into some detail about your spiritual journey. It is entirely possible that God has been calling you to Himself for sometime perhaps as an outworking of the Baptism you received...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Born-again/witnessing, near death experience, lutheran home
near death experience, lutheran home, holy spirit: So sorry for the delay in getting back with you Benjamin. My laptop crashed a while back, and I was without any computer for a little bit. I am just starting to get caught back up on everything. If you still need some help or guidance in this area, please...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Born-again/witnessing, Evidence conversion salvation
Evidence conversion salvation: Benjamin, Thank you for your follow-up. I did experience a sense of relief, knowing that my sins were forgiven, and that I was going to be in Heaven when I died. I think that is the greatest thing we can sense. It refers to the peace that we have with...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Break-Up question, voice inside my head, being a good communicator
voice inside my head, being a good communicator, self consciousness: Kelly, If I m understanding your question to me correctly, you re not asking whether you are meant to be with this man, but whether you should hold on to the expectation or just carry on as if it s over. I ll answer based on that questions, but if I ve...

Christianity -- Christian Living: becoming members of church, convenience sake, negative message
convenience sake, negative message, convience: I had some members of my extended family that were living together for convenience sake also, so I know what you are saying. Even if the relationship were totally platonic, it still doesn t speak well to those that may be seeking a good testimony before...

Christianity -- Christian Living: biblical Jesus, Peacemaker
Peacemaker: Jason, Thank your for your questions, and for the opportunity to help. As you have asked several questions, I believe they are all summed up in this question... How come most churches do not talk more about being peacemakers or being poor or meek?...

Christianity -- Christian Living: biblical jesus..., hell, church
hell, church, believe: Hi Jason, I really believe that the reason most churches do not talk about being peacemakers is because they do not understand what is really going on here. Jason, if you will listen to what I am about to tell you, you will understand. With that understanding,...

Christianity -- Christian Living: the book of revelations, seminario evangelico de puerto rico, old testament prophet
seminario evangelico de puerto rico, old testament prophet, prophets in the old testament: You are correct. All matters concerning Biblical or Spiritual things require faith. I am a Bible believer. I make zero apologies for that. I believe that the Bible is perfect, without error. In regards to the psychiatrist, I would, before I believed what...

Christianity -- Christian Living: born-again/witnessing, near death experience, lutheran home
near death experience, lutheran home, holy spirit: Hi there Benjamin - thanks very much for your question. I ll try to give you a pretty succinct answer to help ease your mind and heart and we can explore the various facets of your question and background more in depth at a later time if you d like. ...

Christianity -- Christian Living: born-again/witnessing, near death experience, lutheran home
near death experience, lutheran home, holy spirit: Hi Benjamin, thanks for writing. Let s first talk about born again . The phrase is commonly recognized today, although many people misunderstand its meaning. Jesus was the first one to use it, telling a nighttime visitor that human beings must be born again...

Christianity -- Christian Living: break up, forgiveness, guilt
forgiveness, guilt, sex: Hi Denis, I m glad that you have received some comfort from God as you continue the healing process. The bottom line of why it still hurts is because it was love and more than just an emotional attachment. It will take a while to reconcile it and to learn...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Christian friends.., time jason, going to hell
time jason, going to hell, christian friends: I m curious as to why you are watching what these Christians are doing, or not doing. My point is that you should focus your attention upon the Scriptures and simply pray for those who do not measure up. Of course, you must also pray for yourself in this...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Christian friends..., lord jesus christ, peace with god
lord jesus christ, peace with god, time jason: Hi Jason, THanks for this great question. I think that you are on to something to a point. Yes Jesus wanted us to be peacemakers. The best way for men to find peace is for them to come to saving knowledge of Jesus Christ. Before Jesus we are enemies...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Christian friends..., book of revelations, jesus the christ
book of revelations, jesus the christ, name of jesus: Greetings, in the name of Jesus, the christ... First of all, from what I understand of what you say here...most of what was said is correct... about Jesus teaching us to love one another, just as we love ourselves. It is not being preached and talked...

Christianity -- Christian Living: the Christian view of Abortion, nazi death camps, hitler and nazi germany
nazi death camps, hitler and nazi germany, number of abortions: Hi Elizebeth, Thank you for this question. I normally do not do homework questions. I will paste a sermon I preached on this issue. It will not answer how all denominations view this issue, but it will be very clear on how the Bible views this issue....

Christianity -- Christian Living: Christianity and Yoga, christian preacher, yoga meditation
christian preacher, yoga meditation, mystical belief: Hi Thomas - thanks for your question. My apologies for a slight delay in getting your question. You know, alot of people get caught up in all kinds of religious dos and don ts supporting one thing and not another, all in the name of adhering to Christian...

Christianity -- Christian Living: christian friends, psalm 51, spiritual peace
psalm 51, spiritual peace, broken spirit: Hello, Jason. The Beatitudes in Matthew 5 are given by God to show us what the nature of a truly saved person is. An unsaved person will not have those characteristics. For example, in Matthew 5:3: Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the Kingdom...

Christianity -- Christian Living: My christian friends..., time jason, going to hell
time jason, going to hell, christian friends: Dear Jason, People are people. They make mistakes, but the truth remains the truth. The sins of the nation often pervade the church and its people who often justify things using scriptures in order to absolve their sins. Every country has this problem...

Christianity -- Christian Living: church, jesus god, fickleness
jesus god, fickleness, satan: Dear Cassandra, You and your husband must pray to God that Jesus will show you which church to go to. Not whether you like the pastor or not or anything else. But where does God want you to go..... Jesus is the head of His church and He will direct...

Christianity -- Christian Living: cults, word cult, supernatural revelation
word cult, supernatural revelation, ann the word: Hello, Ann. The word cult is sort of an ambiguous term. Some people consider any false religion to be a cult; others, only certain ones. The Seventh Day Adventist religion is a false religion, however. That can be shown from the Bible. Those belonging...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Dating a friend's brother?, jesus the christ, name of jesus
jesus the christ, name of jesus, actuality: Greetings, in the name of Jesus, the christ.... First of all, who told you, that you would hurt anyone, if dating your friends brother? Let me ask you something... why would you think you would be hurting anyone, by dating them? Why would it hurt...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Demoniac deliverance, pocket bible, gadarenes
pocket bible, gadarenes, gut reactions: Hi Shannon, Thanks for your patience with me. I m now ready to do my gut check . :-) My first gut reaction was that the word Gadarenes is also translated Gerasenes and there s a foreigner association with it. True. The area of the Transjordan...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Dreams, dreams;fear;anxiety;eternal life;peace with God;love;joy;peace;grace; mercy
dreams;fear;anxiety;eternal life;peace with God;love;joy;peace;grace; mercy: Dear Carly, When we have frightening dreams it’s often based upon fearful thoughts we’ve focused on from time to time or throughout the day. Or we’ve fueled our imagination through what we read or listen to and let our imagination blow them out of proportion....

Christianity -- Christian Living: don't really know how to describe this..., galatians 5 22, stomach cramps
galatians 5 22, stomach cramps, southern baptists: Hi Paige, First, congratulations on coming to God and for desiring to serve Him more fully. As for witnessing, Southern Baptists often stress the importance of witnessing but understand that the most important witness is the life-witness, conforming...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Should I end things?, servant of god, spiritual perspective
servant of god, spiritual perspective, economic struggles: Vincent, Only you can judge how fast or how slow to break up with him. The gentlest way might be to simply withdraw your attentions toward him, and politely decline his invitations. Do not avoid him, neither encourage him. Treat him as the friend and...

Christianity -- Christian Living: cults, roman catholic history, sabbath observance
Christianity -- Christian Living: cults, roman catholic history, sabbath observance, righteousness

Christianity -- Christian Living: Repentance, holy spirit, imperative
Christianity -- Christian Living: Repentance, holy spirit, imperative, jesus

Christianity -- Christian Living: My father and I have a strained relationship and he is verbally abusive, congestive heart failure, skilled nursing facility
congestive heart failure, skilled nursing facility, double bypass heart surgery: Hi Kat, Go to a PDR and check all the side effects of the meds. Then I would see an attorney. Your dad s records and condition should not be kept from you if you are power of attorney. Something is really wrong here and you need to get to the bottom of it....

Christianity -- Christian Living: Meaning of this verse, shulamite woman, male genitalia
shulamite woman, male genitalia, solomon chapter: Hi Sydney - thanks for your question. The Song of Solomon is really a poetic song for two lovers, King Solomon and the Shulamite. The poetic symbolism used throughout the song goes back to ancient times in their meanings and usage. Often the symbolism is...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Meaning of verse, elizabeth barrett browning, raisin cakes
elizabeth barrett browning, raisin cakes, awake o north wind: Let us keep the scripture in context: I am the rose of Sharon, and the lily of the valleys. As the lily among thorns, so is my love among the daughters. As the apple tree among the trees of the wood, so is my beloved among the sons. I sat down under...

Christianity -- Christian Living: meaning of verse
Song 2:3 3 Like an apple tree among the trees of the forest is my lover among the young men. I delight to sit in his shade, and his fruit is sweet to my taste. NIV The Song of Solomon is a poetical book of the Bible and some commentators believe...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Repentance, transgender, gender
transgender, gender, grace: Hi Simon, As I promised, here are some Scriptures that upon further reflection were on my heart to share. I ll try not to repeat the sections for length, but will subhead the topics so you can see each one. Repentance: Repentance requires a personal...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Revisiting some discussions, new testament commentary, excepted jesus
new testament commentary, excepted jesus, lord and savior: Teresa, I congratulate you on your spiritual growth! From the time we started to now, it is amazing! Good for you! Your question on habitual sin is an important one. But you must remember that we are Christians under construction . We are being (present...

Christianity -- Christian Living: sexual sin, love, grace
love, grace, truth: Bob, The confidence doesn t come from just gaining knowledge, but reading God s Word and let it renew your mind. I encourage you to renew your mind in reading and rereading the following New Testament books. Let the Spirit reveal to you the depths of...

Christianity -- Christian Living: MORE THAN ONE WIFE, wife, one wife
wife, one wife, faithful: Dear Pastor S, Just because men did something and didn t face the instant wrath of God for it, doesn t mean it was okay. God created only Eve for Adam, not Eve, Sally, Jane and Cassandra. If we looked at the entire Old Testament record, there are far more...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Witchcraft and the Bible and other, king josiah, bible canon
king josiah, bible canon, law of moses: “SO MUCH OF DEUT. WAS CHANGED BY KING JOSIAH AND AGAIN THE BIBLE LANGUAGE CHANGED UNDER KING JAMES” It was not changed by Josiah, I have no idea why you come to that conclusion :¬) the authenticity of Deuteronomy as a book of the Bible canon and the writer-ship...

Christianity -- Christian Living: witchcraft, witchcraft, conversion
witchcraft, conversion, hell: Hi Amilkar, I m glad to be of service to you. :-) Well, the first thought I have with regard to your question is that perhaps you re not converted to Christianity. Scripture says this is how we know who s converted and who is not: 1 John 3:4 Everyone...

Christianity -- Christian Living: How do you write certain words of religious faith, pope benedict, tom pope
pope benedict, tom pope, rules of grammar: Hi Verónica, If a person in an order you would write: Brother John, Sister Sarah, Bishop Tom, Pope Benedict of Father Tom because they are being as titles. You would write, according to the brothers one should not smoke, the sisters say to be nice...

Christianity -- Christian Living: How can I be sure?, how to know God's will
how to know God's will: Good morning, Simon. Regarding where to serve, I think that God allows us to develop discernment as we walk with Him. We become more and more sensitive to His voice, the spiritual vibes of a situation, and the vision of spiritual need. We see His doing...

Christianity -- Christian Living: 1 cor 5, 1 cor 5:6, sexual appetites, corinthian christians
sexual appetites, corinthian christians, apostle paul: Teresa, Let s take this whole section as a whole and see what it s talking about - OK. I Cor. 5:1-13 This section speaks to the need for the church to be more sensitive about its witness in the world The Apostle Paul knew that one of his best arguments...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Adultery, adultery, trapped
adultery, trapped, sin: Dear Kelly, When we’re trapped in a sin, it’s an indication that we are trying to cope with the stress of life through the passing pleasure of sin. This never works. The flesh is never satisfied (Hebrews 11:24-25). That’s why you’re frightened about not...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Among non believers, galatians 6, ephesians 4
galatians 6, ephesians 4, kjv: Mike, Sorry for the late reply. Here are a few Scriptures that may help... Galatians 6:4 KJV But let every man prove his own work, and then shall he have rejoicing in himself alone, and not in another. 1 Thessalonians 4:11 KJV And that ye study...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Does a Christian have to be Conservative?, works, saved by grace
works, saved by grace, role of faith: Hi Earl, I see now what you mean by liberal...you mean Liberal...as in Free...Free Thinker. It s interesting how the Bible admonishes us to stick to the Truth (because Truth is a Person --Jesus. John 14:6 Jesus answered, I am the way and the truth and...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Christian living bible verses, scribes and pharisees, wrath of god
scribes and pharisees, wrath of god, god acts: Hi Bobby, Starting out by insulting me is not the best way to get my assistance. I answer hundreds of questions here and elsewhere and have no way of knowing which one you are referring to. If you would like to give me a link to that Q & A I will be...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Confused, what is the holy spirit, amazing god
what is the holy spirit, amazing god, rest of the day: Dear Leah Thanks for your question. I ve been thinking about your situation and praying about what advice to give you. Firstly, I m sorry to hear that you are feeling ill and stressed about this situation. It must be very upsetting and worrying for you....

Christianity -- Christian Living: I am very confused..., church discipline, silent treatment
church discipline, silent treatment, put out of the church: Hi Olivia, Sorry for the delay in responding. I ve been reassembling my office post-construction and my Internet access gave out and needed a service call in order to give me a new modem. Ahhh, the dependence upon technology. Blessings but also headaches....

Christianity -- Christian Living: Dating a "baby" Christian, temple of the living god, spiritual conversations
temple of the living god, spiritual conversations, wickedness: ANSWER The Bible expressly forbids a Christian marrying a Non Christian. No stronger terms can be used to denounce this wilful union of two contrasting kingdoms. 2 Cor 6:14-18 14 Do not be yoked together with unbelievers. For what do righteousness...

Christianity -- Christian Living: why doesnt it add up, ancient greek philosophers, supernatral
ancient greek philosophers, supernatral, pentecostal church: Hi Dave, I m not sure I understand your first question. As for your second question: The New Testament writers plainly indicate that the miracles performed by the apostles and other Christians ceased long before the end of the first century because they...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Follow up-BornAgain/Witnessing, baptismal regeneration, roman catholicism
baptismal regeneration, roman catholicism, don piper: Benjamine, Baptismal regeneration is a false teaching the same as the popular salvation by faith alone, the once saved always saved teaching, and the inherited depravity teaching. All of these are false teachings imply that the biblical God a fool and a tyrant....

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Christianity -- Christian Living: God's will about future spouse, Knowing God's will, sovereignty
Knowing God's will, sovereignty, free will: Good morning, E! I had to laugh because now that I have Internet again, I am catching up on listening to online sermons while I clean the house. I stumbled across Pathway to Victory-- Part 2 of Discovering God s Will-- and scrolled back to begin listening...

Christianity -- Christian Living: im 19 gay and im scared that when i die im going to hell, gay, homosexual
gay, homosexual, sin: Hi Nick, First off, thank you for deciding to write to me. I can understand that it must be a difficult place for you to be in. And I m sure you wonder at how people can shy away from the topic, considering it too taboo to discuss. So, I m glad that...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Jesus, share eternity, unblemished lamb
share eternity, unblemished lamb, substitutionary atonement: Hi SK - thanks for your question. Jesus is God revealed in human form. While here on the earth, he was both fully man AND fully God. As for preaching Christianity, it s interesting to note that the word Christianity is not found in the bible, and if you...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Judgment Day, judgment day, works
judgment day, works, salvation: Hi G, I think it s pretty interesting that I m getting this question everywhere right now. God is at work and that s always REALLY cool! I wonder what I m supposed to be learning! LOL! :-D Thanks for your question. :-) First, some background: ...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Life "yoked" with unbelievers, committing adultery, miracle child
committing adultery, miracle child, annullment: Hi Caryn, Thank you for this question. I am very sorry for my late response. You indeed are in a difficult situation. Am I to understand that you gave him the plan of salvation, and he has not accepted it? If this is the case you have no choice but...

Christianity -- Christian Living: How the Lord leads you to marriage: personal situationD, washington dc area, intimate relationship
washington dc area, intimate relationship, dating sites: Hello, I am very sorry for my late response. I believe that you are on the right track! When I used the Revelation passage, I was just trying to say that Jesus opens some doors of opportunities and closes others... trust Him to show you which ones He...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Marriage before wedding day, marriage couseling, christmas eve service
marriage couseling, christmas eve service, christmas eve: Hi Rhysa, thank you for writing. You sound like a lovely young woman. I understand your circumstances and your frustration. But honey, I agree with your pastor. He is simply stating what the Holy Bible teaches. And dear one, he is held responsible for...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Need advice, bed undefiled, benefit of marriage
bed undefiled, benefit of marriage, obeying god: Hello, Crystal. A man and a woman living together without the benefit of marriage is definitely against the will of God. If you and your boyfriend are being romantic/sexual towards one another (and of course you are), then this is fornication. I Corinthians...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Relationship quality concern, relationship, moving on
relationship, moving on, changing churches: Hi Langa, There is nothing unbiblical about taking time to see God s view of the situation. In your question, there are a couple of things I d like to draw your attention to--statements you ve made that say more about the situation than you might see at...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Relationships, oral torah, galatians 3
oral torah, galatians 3, personal morality: Hi Amy, This is not correct. This is the view of someone who does not understand the Law of Grace taught by Jesus and the New Testament authors in my opinion (based on what you have written). Galatians 3:1- Romans 14:14 etc. Christian dating codes...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Is there ever a reason not to respect your husband as head of the household?, chaste conversation, pastor don
chaste conversation, pastor don, unbeliever: Hi Gina, Thank you for this great question. You are correct. There is no such condition on submission. If an unbeliever depart, you are allowed to let him depart, but you are not the one to do it. In fact, the Bible teaches that unbelieving husbands...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Sexless homosexuality., homosexuality, love
homosexuality, love, sin: Dear Shelby, Please pardon my late response. Your feelings about relationships are not unusual, but I’m sure you know that a homosexual answer, even a sexless one is not the answer. Neither is a heterosexual relationship the answer. I’m sure you’ve gotten...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Sincere forgiveness, lack of self esteem, ups and downs
lack of self esteem, ups and downs, day in august: Dear Ann Thanks for your question. I am very sorry to hear about the pain you are going through in your relationships - with your boyfriend and his parents, but also the past pains you ve had. There are several issues here, and no easy answer, but I will...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Spirits, angels, demons
angels, demons, devil: Hi Amilkar, An interesting question as usual! I firmly believe that the physical world is only one part of the reality. There is very clearly a spirit realm in addition to a physical realm. Scripture teaches this: Ephesians 6:12 For our struggle...

Christianity -- Christian Living: If I am saved or have the Holy Spirit, writing poems, opportunity three
writing poems, opportunity three, wonderful church: Hello, Shunda. Actually, the Bible teaches clearly that we cannot do anything to get ourselves saved. God is 100% in charge of salvation, and He saves those whom He desires to save (Romans 9:15-16). When you say that you accepted Christ, you actually...

Christianity -- Christian Living: sexual thoughts, romance book, heart of god
romance book, heart of god, ways of thought: Hello Starleena, Thank you for your question. I would have to say that what you are experiencing is quite normal, and is usual patterns for a Christian because at any given time, we struggle with not just acts of sin, but also the thoughts as well. ...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Tormented and confused, tom hortons, fellow christian
tom hortons, fellow christian, silent treatment: Dear Olivia Thanks for your question. I m sorry to hear about the pain you are going through with this friendship that has been damaged in some way. Our church has been running a series on forgiveness and it s very interesting and challenging to think...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Training as a Pastor?, pastor, pastorate
pastor, pastorate, seminary: Thank you, Simon. It s always good to hear from you! I wholeheartedly believe we are on the verge of a global Christian revival. Part of that revival will be the complacent and cold Church being revived to a vibrant and powerful relationship with our...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Understanding the trinity, jesus and the holy spirit, father son and holy spirit
jesus and the holy spirit, father son and holy spirit, understanding the trinity: Hi Shunda - thank you for your questions. There s a lot here, so let me try to briefly address each question you asked, and then we can dive deeper if you d like later on. Let me start out be saying though, that no one on earth can fully or completely understand...

Christianity -- Christian Living: unforgiveness, forgiveness, unforgiveness
forgiveness, unforgiveness, Law: 4 November 2009 Dear Margaret, You seem to be a very conscientious person spiritually; and for you to be asking these questions shows me that God s Holy Spirit is working in your heart concerning the issues of repentance and living as Our Lord Jesus...

Christianity -- Christian Living: atheists, god the holy spirit, leap of faith
god the holy spirit, leap of faith, jesus the son of god: Hi John Thanks for your question. It s worth saying that not all atheists are alike and we have to be careful not to make that assumption. Some atheists have a respect for Christian beliefs, but don t hold these beliefs personally, others won t even know...

Christianity -- Christian Living: atheists, eternal godhead, son of god
eternal godhead, son of god, glory of the lord: John, Apparently I never sent the answer that I had written for your question. For this I apologize. The question is very important. Remember that Jesus said, They have hated you, because they first hated me. So don t think it strange (paraphrased)....

Christianity -- Christian Living: atheists, atheist, agnostic
atheist, agnostic, Holy Spirit: Dear John, Atheists (and agnostics) mock Jesus, Christianity and the Bible from a purely emotional response. Their defense seems to be very intelligent and fact based, but they hold to a belief that there is no God with all of the emotion and fervor of...

Christianity -- Christian Living: atheists, wayne tucker, bible answer
wayne tucker, bible answer, verbal attacks: John, There is that very real possibility. Since they can t lift themselves up, they try to tear others down to their level. Truth is, it takes just as much, if not more, faith to be an atheist as it does to be a Christian. It s just a different kind...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Belief in Mary, personal saviour, personal savior
personal saviour, personal savior, eternal destiny: Ok, let s take your first statement: A person has accepted Jesus Christ as his personal Savior, yet he prays to Mary and various Saints because he believes that they are working as intercessors...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Bible, ingersoll robert, robert g ingersoll
ingersoll robert, robert g ingersoll, prometheus books: thurs am, 12-10 hi, john; thanx for your question about nonsense. You sound somewhat confrontational. So I expect you are more inclined to defend a biblical position, than to look at another viewpoint. IF you wish to refresh your thinking, The...

Christianity -- Christian Living: baptism and the creator of earth,the god, Brahma, hinduism
Brahma, hinduism, God's name: Hi Pekham, I’m not sure if I understand your question, but based on some of the things you’ve said, I can give you come scriptures from the Bible that will help you to think correctly in this area. The Bible tells us that we no longer need to go to man-made...

Christianity -- Christian Living: baptsm and god, worship jesus christ, hindu god
worship jesus christ, hindu god, jesus of nazareth: The simple answer to your question is No . You may NOT bow down before ANY idol or ANY other god. The name of the god is not the issue but rather the true identity. The Holy Bible clearly states that salvation comes through belief in the sacrificial...

Christianity -- Christian Living: blaming God, wages of sin is death, face of evil
wages of sin is death, face of evil, theodicy: Theodicy is the defense of God s goodness in the face of evil and your question falls into this area. Blaming God for the hardships of life is like blaming a parent for a child s rebellion and disobedience. The fact is, all have sinned and fallen short of...

Christianity -- Christian Living: THE SO-CALLED "ELECT", lord jesus christ, romans 9
lord jesus christ, romans 9, spiritual blessings: Hello, Tanaya. The Bible speaks plainly about God electing certain ones to salvation, while bypassing the others. Ephesians 1:3-7: Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly...

Christianity -- Christian Living: God and His church, jesus teachings, jesus mother
jesus teachings, jesus mother, jesus mary: Dear Sunny, according to the teachings of the Catholic Church, the term sanctity is employed in somewhat different senses in relation to God and to individual men. As applied to God it denotes that absolute moral perfection which is His by nature. In...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Child Abuse, moral implications, dear one
moral implications, dear one, ephesians 6: Hi Lisa, thank you for writing. As a Reverend, dear one, I would tell the young woman that there is evil in the world as a result of The Fall. While some people, those who believe in evolution, say that evil in human beings is the residue of the evolutionary...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Christmas, Christmas, December
Christmas, December, birth of JESUS: Dear Ice7310, In answer to your question regarding what the Bible says about when JESUS was born and it s relevance to the Christmas season, you are correct in saying that JESUS birth was most likely in the Fall instead of December 25th. The Bible does not...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Coworker, mind, renew
mind, renew, Jesus: Dear Kyle, You’re to be commended in forgiving the workplace bully. I hope you’ve seen the Lord’s hand in the boss reprimanding him and keeping him off your back. What you are feeling is not unusual. Whenever our mind becomes fixed or obsessed on people,...

Christianity -- Christian Living: christian living, same gender marriage, union hope
same gender marriage, union hope, reading between the lines: Hi Shawn, My apologies for the gender mix-up. I ve never met a female Shawn and so assumed you were male. My answer is the same however. The Bible forbids sexual relations outside of marriage and instructs Believers not to be unevenly yoked with...

Christianity -- Christian Living: christianity, validity of the bible, bible talks
validity of the bible, bible talks, false prophets: Hi Nathan, You raise several important points here which I can discuss with you in some detail if you are interesting. Prophecy, the Antichrist, the Novus Ordo Seclorum etc. are major points of my research and writings. I have posted a verse by verse...

Christianity -- Christian Living: if someone doesnt know christianity?, one way, Jesus the only way
one way, Jesus the only way, predestination: Hi Ricky, Glad the prior explanation made sense. Your next question is actually the MAIN reason it took me so long to become a Christian. Somehow, it didn t seem fair that people who are never exposed to Christianity would be excluded from life with...

Christianity -- Christian Living: about the creator of the world, love, expression
love, expression, Jesus: Hi Pekham, I ll share with you how I look at all this. There is only One God, One Force, One Intelligence. There is no other God; there is no other power. That One God expresses Himself in many ways. Visnu is just one of the ways God expresses Himself....

Christianity -- Christian Living: disrespectful son, disrespectful, defiant
disrespectful, defiant, love: Dear Tricia, As a mother, you have been placed in the most difficult of positions to choose between a son and a husband. But there is a third position – choose Christ instead. Trust in His leadership throughout the process. There is comfort and hope...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Emotional affair, wayne tucker, emotional affair
wayne tucker, emotional affair, electronic realm: Amy Ann, If you want to be friends with this man, then you must be open and up front with your husband, and include your husband in any and all communications with the other guy. It would be good to get to know the other guy s wife, also. If the four...

Christianity -- Christian Living: FAITH.....ENCOURAGEMENT IN RELATIONSHIP, mixed signals, cant answer
mixed signals, cant answer, encouragment: Dearest Meghan, I am so sorry for your pain. Obviously, dear one, you are going through a very difficult time. I will give you some advice, and I hope you will take it and spend the time getting your life in order. You ve given me so few details, that I...

Christianity -- Christian Living: gay, sabbath, shabbat
sabbath, shabbat, Name of Jesus: Hi Wesley, :-) The Internet is filled with all kinds of stuff from all kinds of people. I sometimes wonder if it causes more confusion that it resolves. Jesus is merely the English translation of Hebrew and Aramaic name Yeshua. Jesus Christ is not his...

Christianity -- Christian Living: HELL, eternal damnation, unclean spirit
eternal damnation, unclean spirit, sign from god: Hello, Joshua. You did not commit the unforgivable sin. Swearing at or against God, while definitely a sin, is not the unforgiveable sin. The Bible plainly teaches what the unforgiveable sin is in Mark 3. Mark 3:29-30: But he that shall blaspheme...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Holidays, Christmas, December
Christmas, December, birth of JESUS: Dear ice7310, I sent you the answer already, but maybe your email problem kept it from you. I ll resend the answer below. Dear Ice7310, In answer to your question regarding what the Bible says about when JESUS was born and it s relevance to the Christmas...

Christianity -- Christian Living: heaven or purgatory, wickedness, eternal consequences
wickedness, eternal consequences, judgement day: Hi Teresa, Thank you for your question! Let me expand a little bit on this subject, as I answer your question. Let us look first to the Scripture that refers to God judging the living and dead, so we can see what it means. See: I Peter 4:5-6 ...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Can living in sin ever be made up for, marriage, cohabitation
marriage, cohabitation, family: Hi John, I m sorry that her heart is no longer in it. You know, of course, that these feelings happen in marriage as well. It partly explains the high divorce rate. But part of what I ve learned, on a practical side, through marriage...is that when one...

Christianity -- Christian Living: HOW to get out of love with someone I'm not supposed to be in love with to begin with, first cousins, soul tie
first cousins, soul tie, inner heart: Hi Rebe Thanks for your question. Feelings like this often happen in families. It kind of makes sense if you think about - cousins are people we often see, have a close bond with, but don t spend as much time with as a brother or sister (who can really...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Marriage, marriage, wife
marriage, wife, ministry: Hello Chris, I am very sorry to hear of the situation that you have found yourself in. I know what it is like to want to do great things for God, but other things beyond your control hinder you from doing them. I will not lie to you though, I do not...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Marriage/In laws, mom and dads, biblical counsel
mom and dads, biblical counsel, conseling: Dear Oswaldo, My heart goes out to you, man. As I stated earlier, this is why is it imperative for you and your wife to meet with godly counselors. There is really nothing else that I can say to you beyond what I have already stated. It takes three in a...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Marriage and relationship, holy sprit, cermony
holy sprit, cermony, quilty: Greetings Bill, Thank you for writing. I will do my best, dear one, to help you understand why you and your girlfriend are in such a distressing situation. First of all, the Holy Spirit would never direct you to do anything that goes against the teachings...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Moving the altar, chancel area, communion table
chancel area, communion table, table altar: Brad, Sorry for the delay. I wanted to verify my answer. I can find nothing in either The Book Of Discipline or The Book Of Worship that have anything to do with a Bishop consecrating an altar. I hate to contradict one of my colleagues, but I would...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Perception, food issue, own eye
food issue, own eye, sinful nature: Hi Cyndi - Merry Christmas to you. I think what you re asking is where else in the bible do we read about being stumbling block to others that s not as specific as relating to the food issue in 1Cor 8. I think the best passage is Matthew 7:3-5 where we read:...

Christianity -- Christian Living: QUESTION ON SEX, marrige, dirty words
marrige, dirty words, porno films: Hi IAKMENLANG. you mite find this site useful. Please read and study it carefully. http://christiannymphos.org/ I would not normally advocate clicking on this type of link, but due to your unusual predicament, I think it will help you. You need...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Question, living with regret, tragic circumstances
living with regret, tragic circumstances, joyous occasion: Hello MissKitty! Thank you for your question! Well, this question is quite difficult because living with regret is quite common, and for a believer, regret does not have to become a burden. We all make mistakes and travel down the dark road to uncertainty...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Saints/Sanctity, lord jesus christ, god jesus
lord jesus christ, god jesus, reply thanks: Hi Sunny, It appears you sent this request to me rather than Brother Marco.B My answer is that the Catholic answer is based on their traditions and has no biblical support. The word translated as saint in the Bible is hagios and means one who...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Sexual Thoughts, demonic oppression, abba father
demonic oppression, abba father, soul ties: Hi Denis, Please read these words carefully, then say them to yourself and look for the change that you will experience! Soul Ties Prayer There is a spiritual tie created by any act of sexual contact, whether willing or unwilling. The two become one...

Christianity -- Christian Living: scripture, pastor don, comma
pastor don, comma, clarification: Hi Corina, THank you for this question. I am afraid that I do not see how that verse would apply to the church age at all. I believe that you should seek further clarification from your pastor. I am sorry I could not help you further. In Christ Pastor...

Christianity -- Christian Living: tithe, exodus 15, loving voice
exodus 15, loving voice, word law: Hi Leah, Rev. Stonecipher. Thank you for writing such interesting questions. My view of why God gave The Law to the Jews is that the Jews are God s Chosen people. Let me expand a little on this relationship, The Old Testament view of law is a rich and positive...

Christianity -- Christian Living: WATCHING PORN MOVIES, ingersoll robert, robert g ingersoll
ingersoll robert, robert g ingersoll, religious nonsense: 1pm monday, 12-7 hi, princess; thanx for your question. You prob ly won t think much of this answer: sin is a troublesome idea CREATED BY RELIGIOUS PEOPLE!! If you read the references below, you ll learn that there is no good reason for a thinking,...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Zechariah 12:10, rapture, tribulation
rapture, tribulation, all Israel: Hi Simon, Sorry for the delay. It s a busy time of year in all areas of my life right now! :-) You have two very puzzling questions that theologians write many books on and argue to the point of the tiniest details. I m not as beholden to a specific...

Christianity -- Christian Living: 1)chosen people 2) tiths, ur of the chaldees, solomon david
ur of the chaldees, solomon david, king solomon: QUESTION FROM THE INTERNET The Jews were nomadic &less developed, talents like King Solomon & David, China has plenty, Why God chooses them ? I will answer your question with this first Bible Reference…. Matthew 22:14 (New Living Translation) 14 “For...

Christianity -- Christian Living: 7 years., angels of heaven, jesus is god
angels of heaven, jesus is god, man jesus: No, because the Son, the Father and the Holy Spirit are different Persons. They are one substance and one God, but they are different Persons. There is a real distinction among the Persons of the Trinity, and their distinction lies in the relationship of...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Appropriate Scripture, faith in god, epitaphs
faith in god, epitaphs, car wreck: Hi Linda, My heart goes out to you. Keep your faith in God during this difficult period. Following is a link to a very good website on this topic. It offers a long list of epitaphs and inscriptions as well info on choosing the best one for your son s...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Bible., bible study tools, personal bible studies
bible study tools, personal bible studies, pastor don: The best way is to go to church and get involved in Sunday School or any other personal Bible studies that are available. THat is the safest way to stay clear of false doctrine. Your pastor may also recomend some Bible study tools or courses. In Christ...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Bible Study, court 22, hell fire
court 22, hell fire, lord jesus: Dear Darlene, I am not sure to understand your question. I am catholic and I believe that the foundatio of christian living is to love God with all our heart and to love our neighbour as ourselves. The most important question is then: How can I know...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Bullies?, peace in my heart, brother in christ
peace in my heart, brother in christ, christian behavior: I cannot know what God will do. Certainly God allows that many injustices happen: why? It is not easy to find this answer, but I think that when we are able to tolerate some injustices inflicted to us without bearing a grudge, we are giving a good example...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Christian boyfriend is addicted to pot, school drug tests, male pride
school drug tests, male pride, boyfriend lives: Hi Mary Thanks for your message. While it s true that we are all sinners, this doesn t meant that the Christian life means you can be free to do anything you like or that you can let things go that need to be addressed. You ve quite rightly spotted...

Christianity -- Christian Living: how to confront a homosexual friend, jesus apostles, same sex relationship
jesus apostles, same sex relationship, time god: Hello Rebecca, The answer is simple, tell them about the good things that have happened to you since you turned to God and started obeying him. Try to show them what the Bible says about what God promises to those who trust and obey him. In doing so, don...

Christianity -- Christian Living: how to confront a homosexual friend, same sex relationship, time god
same sex relationship, time god, god doesn: Hi Rebecca, I don t know if it s your job to tell them. If they ve seen your new life, they know your beliefs, and you can continue to pray for them. I think if they ask you about your feelings you can share - from your point of view e.g. I fee......

Christianity -- Christian Living: Dating, Dating
Dating: Hi Gigi, Thanks for confiding in me. Things like this are a bit more complicated than just “should I go out with him or not”. There are a few things that I would like to show you from the Bible, if you’ll let me, that help you with this relationship, as...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Divorce??, high school sweetheart, anger issues
high school sweetheart, anger issues, lord and savior: Hi Greg, Yes, you ve been through a lot. I could be wrong but I sense a lot of grief and I would recommend finding a Christian counselor who is trained clinically (not pastoral)to help you move through that. It seems you see the world pretty black and...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Divorce/Forgiveness/Remarriage, 7th day adventist, happy hi
7th day adventist, happy hi, teaching of jesus: Hi Deb, This is one of the most debated areas of Christian doctrine. In my opinion the literal teaching of Jesus is that once married divorce is forbidden, except for adultery, and that remarriage is forbidden in all cases. That is VERY hard, especially...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Evil, success failure, common foundation
success failure, common foundation, abstract concepts: Certainly God created man s intellect and He gave man s the capacity to conceive ideas and concepts. God did not invented words and this does not mean that the Bible is wrong or misleading; there is no logics in your statement. If you want my interpretation...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Evolution and God, mistakes in the bible, fauna and flora
mistakes in the bible, fauna and flora, noah s ark: Dear David, I am a qualified biologist. I trained and worked in this field for many years before becoming a pastor and missionary. As far as I am concerned you have the right approach. The bible is not scientific, geological or historically factually...

Christianity -- Christian Living: evil, eternal damnation, eternal suffering
eternal damnation, eternal suffering, god god: Dear Terri, evil and satan are not synonimous. God created satan and many other angels; God created them with a free will, so they could choose to love God or to hate Him. Satan and the demons chose to hate Him. The fact that Scripture says that all...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Far Eastern University, Philippines, mass communication students, motel chains
mass communication students, motel chains, victoria court: Franz Jozle, There is a reason I limit myself to three questions each day. Any more than that becomes too time consuming. Please don t combine questions this way in the future. Thank you. 1.) High rise motels simply have more rooms than lower buildings....

Christianity -- Christian Living: Far Eastern University, Philippines, mass communication students, motel chains
mass communication students, motel chains, victoria court: Franz, This is a very long and involved series of questions, which is fine, but it is obviously related to an assignment for a class. Would you please explain a little more about the assignment, the purpose or focus of the assignment and clarify whether...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Far Eastern University, Philippines, mass communication students, motel chains
mass communication students, motel chains, victoria court: Greetings, in the wonderful name and authority of Jesus, the christ. I respectibly refuse to answer the other questions, except for one... 5. What verse in the Bible that condemns ‘sex before marriage’? I feel I can answer them all, or most by answering...

Christianity -- Christian Living: 7 years., great tribulation, matthew 24
Christianity -- Christian Living: 7 years., great tribulation, matthew 24, paraphrase

Christianity -- Christian Living: Divorce??, unfortunate marriage, drugs and alcohol
Christianity -- Christian Living: Divorce??, unfortunate marriage, drugs and alcohol, faithfulness

Christianity -- Christian Living: Far Eastern University, Philippines, sexual intercourse, married person
Christianity -- Christian Living: Far Eastern University, Philippines, sexual intercourse, married person, arizona revised statutes

Christianity -- Christian Living: putting out a fleece, biblical origin, fleece
Christianity -- Christian Living: putting out a fleece, biblical origin, fleece, 1940s

Christianity -- Christian Living: hell and paradise, resurrection, heaven
Christianity -- Christian Living: hell and paradise, resurrection, heaven, bible

Christianity -- Christian Living: Jesus and Holy Spirit, robert ingersol, bertrand russell
Christianity -- Christian Living: Jesus and Holy Spirit, robert ingersol, bertrand russell, false teachings

Christianity -- Christian Living: When does marriage begin?, sabbath school class, testament teachings
Christianity -- Christian Living: When does marriage begin?, sabbath school class, testament teachings, two shall become one

Christianity -- Christian Living: being married or staying single, adultery
Christianity -- Christian Living: being married or staying single, adultery

Christianity -- Christian Living: Pastors, angels in heaven, judgement day
Christianity -- Christian Living: Pastors, angels in heaven, judgement day, family radio

Christianity -- Christian Living: Having Sex before Marriage, forgiveness, god
Christianity -- Christian Living: Having Sex before Marriage, forgiveness, god, heart

Christianity -- Christian Living: Unconsummated Marriage, vidoes, christian books
Christianity -- Christian Living: Unconsummated Marriage, vidoes, christian books, sofa

Christianity -- Christian Living: putting out a fleece, Putting out fleece, Testing God
Putting out fleece, Testing God, Trusting God: Marie, First of all, let me say that the example we find in judges of Gideon putting out the fleece to have God verify His message was not offered as a positive role model for the faithful. Why did Gideon put the fleece out? It was because he was scared...

Christianity -- Christian Living: gambling and lottery, wealth god, scratch card
wealth god, scratch card, sinful sex: Thank you for your question. It s a good one. Paul wrote that what is not of faith is sin. (Romans 14:23.) If your conscience considers gambling and the lottery sin, then it certainly is sin for you. The case against gambling and the lottery arises from...

Christianity -- Christian Living: grieving parent, romans 12, distraction
romans 12, distraction, disciples: Dear Amy I am very touched by your comments and also by your desire to help someone else in need. To be honest, it sounds like it s not a case of having something to say, but being there to listen. Your friend has invited you for coffee. This in itself...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Homosexuality and Heaven, fire and brimstone, jesus paid the price
fire and brimstone, jesus paid the price, divine kingdom: Hi Shannon, Thank you for this great question. What really matters is what are you trusting in to merit heaven? If you are trusting in the fact that you are a loving person in a monogamous relationship, and that you have been a pretty good person, then...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Homosexuality and Heaven, homosexuality in the new testament, leviticus 18 22
homosexuality in the new testament, leviticus 18 22, ezekiel 37: Hello, Shannon. The Bible teaches that homosexual behavior is against God s commandments. This is taught in Leviticus 18:22: Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination. God also speaks of homosexuality in the New Testament...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Honor your Father and Mother, masters in law, question pool
masters in law, question pool, cyber hug: Hi Anne-Marie, My name s Eleanor. Your question was passed into what is known as a question pool where it can be seen and answered by other volunteers like myself. May I first just give you a big cyber hug for being so thoughtful and aware of God and...

Christianity -- Christian Living: hell and paradise, psalm 115, jehova witness
psalm 115, jehova witness, sound conclusion: Hello, Alex. The Bible does appear to teach that there is a literal hell for the unsaved, where they will be punished forever. This conclusion is not true. When we compare all of the relevant verses, we come to the Biblically sound conclusion that hell...

Christianity -- Christian Living: homosexuality, same sex relationship, time god
same sex relationship, time god, god doesn: I am glad that you are focused on honoring God. Situations like this are very tough. Most times, people already know what most Christians think of their actions and choices. Sometimes, they will even try to rub our collective faces in it. My focus here...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Isaiah 59:1-2, good fortunes, way to god
good fortunes, way to god, lord jesus: Hi Libby, Thank you for your question and apologies for the huge delay in replying. I seem to have spent too much time this week saying sorry for being so slow! Anyway, to answer your questions, I m not sure that people who are not Christians do have their...

Christianity -- Christian Living: itimacy, oral sex, intimacy
oral sex, intimacy, sexual satisfaction: Hi Kathie, I thank you for your question though it is one that the Bible never directly addresses. However, I do have a view on it that is related to your marriage. Ephesians 5:25 Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Jesus and Holy Spirit, ingersoll robert, robert g ingersoll
ingersoll robert, robert g ingersoll, prometheus books: 7am sat, feb14 hi luth; thanx for the your question. I m delighted to read that you are having trouble ACCEPTING parts of the christian fairy tale. A thinking person SHOULD question all nonsense fables, especially when they are presented as REAL!...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Jesus - sins, Sin
Sin: Carie, How exciting it is that you are asking these questions and seeking out the Truth! I m so happy for you and your husband. I think to help you with a Biblical understanding of sin, I need to take you even deeper than examples of sin to the basic...

Christianity -- Christian Living: A Lost Loved One, deep dark hole, dear one
deep dark hole, dear one, one day at a time: Dearest Kimberley, What a blessing you are to your friend. Sweetheart, sometimes it s not what we say, but what we are... that speaks the loudest. Your friend knows you are a Christian, and I m sure she knows you know that she isn t. So that doesn t need...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Love., unconditional love, God's love
unconditional love, God's love, love: Hi :) I don t believe so, not in this life time anyway. It is something we can aspire to and ask God to help us do but God loves us so much, He made the ultimate sacrifice and sent Jesus to Earth, knowing that He would be killed. If loving someone the same...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Love and Marriage, general anxiety disorder, marriage counselor
general anxiety disorder, marriage counselor, anxiety attacks: Greetings, in the name of Jesus, the Christ First of all I m not a marriage counselor etc, nor a theologist. The only advice I can give you at this time, is this; It could very well be an attack of the devil and his demons, to get you to not obey...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Am I a lesbian or Bisexual?, angelina jolee, hey baybay
angelina jolee, hey baybay, big boobs: Hi Jen, Please, I fail to recognize what I may have said that would make me sound fierce. I certainly have no reason to be fierce. My only aim is to inform, to make the facts known and not theorize. However, you re right about me not knowing everything,...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Marital Intimacy, christian marriage, christian married sex
christian marriage, christian married sex, christian marriage bed: Hi Hillary, Ameerah here from The Hem Bible Studies. I know that this was not necessarily an easy question to ask. But, sexual intimacy in a marriage is very important to God. It is the one major thing that we share only with our spouses, and there...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Multiple marriage, sons of adam and eve, flagrant disregard
sons of adam and eve, flagrant disregard, relationships and marriage: The book of Ephesians teaches on Family relationships and marriage. You can find the verse I was referring to in Ephesians 5:31 For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh. V. 32...

Christianity -- Christian Living: I'm having trouble believing im saved, way of salvation assurance feelings mystical experiences
way of salvation assurance feelings mystical experiences: 23 February 2009 Dear Adam, Rather than getting into the whole business of loss of salvation, let s focus on two things. Salvation is not based not on mystical experiences--although they are good if they are authentic; nor is it based on how we feel....

Christianity -- Christian Living: marraige in islam, marraige in islam, question god
marraige in islam, question god, t claim: Hi Melissa, I am not sure? It has been a while since I have studied Islam and I was a teenager, so I was not really studying that topic. I do know that I had family members who took multiple wives and there first wives were not happy about it. But,...

Christianity -- Christian Living: When does marriage begin?, marriage covenant, 1 corinthians 7
marriage covenant, 1 corinthians 7, committing adultery: Greg - my apologies for getting back with you so late. Been a busy week for me. I believe that marriage begins and God recognizes that marriage upon the completion of the vows in the matrimonial ceremony. Remember that the marriage covenant, as you correctly...

Christianity -- Christian Living: being married or staying single, bible god, godly husband
bible god, godly husband, spirit of god: Hello Sherrie, Marriage is inteded be for all of a person s life. It has to do with honesty, trust, faithfullness, integrity, and so on in our willing desrie to imitate the character of God who is all of those things and more. Believers are supposed to be...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Pastors, speaking in tongues, pentacostal church
speaking in tongues, pentacostal church, healing school: Hello, Kathy. There are two problems with your going to a Pentacostal church. The first problem is that the Pentacostal church is absolutely a false gospel. Speaking in tongues, miraculous healings, people falling over backward, etc., are probably...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Penalty for all sin, blasphemy against the holy spirit, jesus paid the debt
blasphemy against the holy spirit, jesus paid the debt, jesus gift: Hi Jenny, Christians differ on this subject more widely than most people assume. The more standard answer is that even though Jesus paid the debt on the cross, the sinner must personally receive it by being born again. The only sin anyone goes to Hell...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Question?, barbie dolls, incest stories
barbie dolls, incest stories, litte girl: Hi :) It sounds to me like you ve got a lot of stuff going on that I don t really have the expertise to deal with. I agree that maybe something did happen in your parent s bedroom that night. My oldest daughter is nearly 6 and she has absolutely no awareness...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Question., life at school, question question
life at school, question question, three girls: Yes it happened to me both at school and at work. I can assure you that if you do not bear them a grudge, everything will become easier for you. Consider that the persons who pick other people are always unhappy, and their behavior is a wrong way to try...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Question!, hope jesus, romans 8
hope jesus, romans 8, right with god: Hi :) I can t really answer that because it all comes down to where your heart is at and only God and you know that. However, as I think we ve talked about before, as much as the sinner s prayer was put together to make it easier for people to know what...

Christianity -- Christian Living: relationship, bad reputation, dangerous position
bad reputation, dangerous position, sexual contact: Hi Stephen Essentially you are doing nothing wrong, however there are three reasons why this is still sin. Firstly, most people will believe that you are sleeping together no matter what you say. Some of those people will say, Hey if Stephen can do...

Christianity -- Christian Living: relationship, lord jesus christ, pastor don
lord jesus christ, pastor don, premarital sex: Hi Stephen, Thanks you for this great question. It sounds like you want to do everything right! This is a good thing. THere are a couple of things that I think may be wrong with what you are doing: 1. You are making it really easy to fall into temptation...

Christianity -- Christian Living: relationship, child out of wedlock, question god
child out of wedlock, question god, things of the spirit: Hi Joyheart, Thanks for this great question. God s word is clear, if someone has not trusted in Jesus as Savior, you do not have anything in common with him spiritually. You cannot grow together in that part of your relationship because you have the Holy...

Christianity -- Christian Living: revalations, ronald weinland, 7 seals
ronald weinland, 7 seals, pastor bobby: Hi Chelsa, The figurative nature of most of the book of Revelation and the fact that so many people use an inconsistent and biased way of interpreting what it says has resulted in a large number of seriously conflicting ideas all of which are presented as...

Christianity -- Christian Living: The Sacramental Symbols, penance and reconciliation, paschal candle
penance and reconciliation, paschal candle, seven sacraments: Hi Ella: The answer to this question varies slightly. Following are the two generally accepted answers: BAPTISM: water CONFIRMATION: A Candle HOLY ORDERS/ORDINATIONS: A rope EUCHARIST: The chalice: Bread and Wine ANOINTING OF THE SICK: Holy oil ...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Salvation., trusting god, point of death
trusting god, point of death, point of view: Those who don t return to Christ go to hell. Of course, some of them may repent and return to Christ at the point of death. In this case they may be saved. Nobody can know if a person repented at the point of death, so nobody can know who has gone to hell....

Christianity -- Christian Living: Salvation, heart change, relationship with god
heart change, relationship with god, changes in my life: it is simple: if you believe in Christ and place your trust in him, then you are saved. if you have not, then you are not. It is not even something that you currently have to believe, but once you believe, God makes a change in your life. it sometimes...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Salvation., presence of the lord, looking at the sky
presence of the lord, looking at the sky, mystical experience: The Lord was certainly listening, because He always listens. What is different in a mistical experience is our capacity to feel the Presence of the Lord, and not the fact that He is listening (since He always listens). From what you wrote, it seems to me...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Salvation., pastor don, king james version
pastor don, king james version, 1 john: Hi again, If you don t spend much time with God, then he does not have much time to show you how much He loves you.... but that does not mean He doesn t love you... it means you need to spend more time with Him. If you were saved before, you are saved...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Salvation?, communion with god, court 22
communion with god, court 22, true happiness: You can find God s commandments in the Gospels. I report below some verses, even if you can find many other verses. Matthew chap. 5 21 You have heard how it was said to our ancestors, You shall not kill; and if anyone does kill he must answer for...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Salvation., God love
God love: Hi Corrina, I trust you are having a good weekend so far and sorry for the delay in replying. It s been a busy few days here. I can understand why you find it hard to love you mom when she s being mean. Have you tried talking to her about how she makes...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Salvation., lord jesus christ, saviour of the world
lord jesus christ, saviour of the world, loveth god: Read in a logical manner. Read one book at a time, from the beginning to the end... you do not have to do all the books in order, but when you read, pick a book and finish it in order. Also, start a daily journal recording what you read. Summarize what...

Christianity -- Christian Living: SELF-ESTEEM, homosexuality is a sin, garden of eden
homosexuality is a sin, garden of eden, adam and eve: Hi Cindy, thank you for writing. You know, dear one, I answer hundreds of questions on a weekly basis, and none cause me more frustration than the ones on homosexuality. Humanity has not answered the homosexuality question - the why or how of it, to my satisfaction....

Christianity -- Christian Living: Having Sex before Marriage, forgiveness; past sins
forgiveness; past sins: Greta, Yes, yes, yes! You ARE forgiven if you are in Christ. Two months ago you came to trust and follow Jesus Christ, and that means your whole former life is GONE. Read over these amazing statements from the Word of God: Therefore, if anyone is in...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Sinning, thievery, mcclellan
thievery, mcclellan, mortality: Hi Kris, You re right to think that it s not really meant to be taken literally. Jesus is just saying that because of the ulitmate result of sin, which is mortality and death, it would be better to cut your hand off, for example, if doing so would keep you...

Christianity -- Christian Living: sinning, kingdom of heaven, book of matthew
kingdom of heaven, book of matthew, millstone: Hi Kris Thanks for your question. Jesus twice says something about this in the book of Matthew. Matthew 5:27-30 You have heard that it was said, Do not commit adultery. But I tell you that anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed...

Christianity -- Christian Living: sins, christ jesus, free gift
christ jesus, free gift: Hi Brendon...... Jesus Christ has offered to give you, as a free gift, something worth much more than $500,000 , and you don t have to do anything for it, but accept it. Would that be perceived as a sin? A *gift*, is just that, a gift! One doesn t...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Talking to GOD., god question, getting to know god
god question, getting to know god, looking at the sky: Hi :) How are you today? I was about to apologize for the delay (again!) but I m saving my breath because you ve heard it before. Thank you for your patience though :) Getting to know God is a lot like a journey. People start the journey at different ages....

Christianity -- Christian Living: Teen Relationship, relationship, self-esteem
relationship, self-esteem, self love: Hi Neisa, I m glad to hear that your boyfriend wants to wait on considering marriage until after you re finished with your schooling. So often, women who put their education or career preparation on hold while they get married ... find that other things...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Tithing, TITHING, A THING OF THE PAST
TITHING, A THING OF THE PAST: tithing was under the old laws, and that we no longer had to do so Correct;--In ancient Israel, tithing was commanded under the Mosaic Law in order to support God’s temple workers, the Levites and the priests. (Numbers 18:21, 24-29) These had no tribal...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Tithing, wise old man, wayne tucker
wise old man, wayne tucker, death and resurrection: Corrine, Jesus never says we are to stop tithing. Paul never says we are to stop tithing. Peter, James, John, none of them tell us to stop tithing. In fact, Jesus commends the Pharisees for tithing their herbs. There is no indication that Jesus ever...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Unconsummated Marriage, pre marital counseling, sexual rejection
pre marital counseling, sexual rejection, voice mail: Greg, You re right, it sounds like a very sad empty marriage. There is not a lot I would add, since you have a counselor. I would continue working with that person and trying to get your wife to counseling as well. Please don t beat yourself up if...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Unequally yoked?, unequally yoked, Christian marriage
unequally yoked, Christian marriage, Christian dating: Hi Luth, Ameerah here from The Hem Bible Studies. You ve asked a very common question, and I will attempt to answer it as thoroughly as possible. *** I want to start off by saying that if the two people married as unbelievers and one person comes...

Christianity -- Christian Living: The understanding Of GOD, differences in religion, many mysteries
differences in religion, many mysteries, god question: Hello. About original thought ... I would say that such a thing is probably pretty normal. You and your mind are like a sunset, beautiful and unique. We are each a one-of-a-kind person, even if we were twins and shared the same genetic makeup. It would...

Christianity -- Christian Living: how to let go, relationship, listening to the Holy Spirit
relationship, listening to the Holy Spirit, feelings: Hi Lerato, It s good to hear from you again. :-) I really don t have a good answer to give other than ...continue to pray and watch what happens. The two major options to look for: (1) God may be softening his heart, giving him reasons that you re...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Abuse., felony charges, madison drive
felony charges, madison drive, undercover investigator: I ve already told you. I m not changing my answer no matter how many times you ask. The answer remains the same. Report these sickos so they don t victimize anyone else. You are innocent until you let this keep happening ... by not reporting it. ...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Addicted to Masturbation, flesh lusteth against, galatians 5
flesh lusteth against, galatians 5, apostle paul: Hi Jacob, Thanks for this great question. Praise God for your decision to become born again! Praise God for His deliverance for you so far! There will always be a war fought with the flesh. If you are aboe to have a day without masturbation, you have...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Addicted to Masturbation, romans 12, transvestitism
romans 12, transvestitism, life god: Jacob, I once prayed a ridiculous promise to God, along the lines of If you ll get me out of this, I ll serve you the rest of my life. God s answer was Don t make promises you don t mean to keep. I m not saying you don t mean your promises. What...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Addiction to sexual habits, god the holy spirit, galatians 5
god the holy spirit, galatians 5, psalm 119: Hello, Jacob. You can thank God that He has opened your eyes to this. Namely, that sin is not pleasing to God, and we should want nothing to do with it. When we do sin, as we will, we have a wonderful opportunity to go to God and ask Him for His mercy....

Christianity -- Christian Living: advice..., different christian denominations, pagan elements
different christian denominations, pagan elements, god thanks: Sure. And I agree with your understanding about that comment in the Law. That s why I mentioned the history of tattoos (as well of course as tattoos in China, India and elsewhere). Many Christians also don t understand that Christians are not required...

Christianity -- Christian Living: advice...., destiny god, heart god
destiny god, heart god, romans 12: Hi Lee, Firstly you MUST understand this . . . very few people have any idea about their destiny and God s plan for their life. Especially when they were in their 20 s! It gets a whole lot easier after a few decades to try and get a handle on it, but that...

Christianity -- Christian Living: a BIG decision, relationships, living together
relationships, living together, marriage: Hi Alex, Thank you for writing! Simple questions...not such simple answers perhaps. Relationships can be very confusing and life-defining. It seems we could boil your questions down to a couple of different issues: (1) You re 21 and should be able to...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Biblical Question, biblical question, negative word
biblical question, negative word, leadership position: Dear Vickie, I m at a little bit of a loss as to what is really going on with your friend. I understand that you don t want to just name it , but it sounds like you re going around in circles. Of course, that may be the way you feel. Yes, the Lord does...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Break-up, Break up, unknown future
Break up, unknown future, emotional pain: Hi Cristina, I’m sorry to hear about your break-up. I know that this is a difficult time and I hope to say soemthing that will bring comfort and help. I m not sure how similar my wife s and my break up situation is to yours, but by sharing it with you,...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Is my belief wrong?, idolatry cafeteria Christians Sources for Learning about Christianity
idolatry cafeteria Christians Sources for Learning about Christianity: 26 March 2009 Dear Tyler, I think most of your questions would be answered were you to read John R.W. Stott s BASIC CHRISTIANITY. If you will send me your address at stsaviour@swcp.com , I will send a copy to you at my expense. The ultimate sin...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Christian living & marriage, great tribulation, christian couples
great tribulation, christian couples, born again christians: Hello, Matt. Well, in order to be legally married, according to God s Law, both individuals being married must never have been previously divorced, or now unequally yoked with the other one. Other than that, you simply need someone who is legally qualified...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Christian relationships., personal saviour, christian relationships
personal saviour, christian relationships, communicating with god: Hi Tobi, thank you for writing. I am pleased to hear that you are a Christian and deire to walk in the Spirit . First of all, our God has promised to never leave you. He says, I am with you always, even to the end. Our God does not turn away from His...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Church offerings, church offerings, presbyterian church
church offerings, presbyterian church, anually: Hi Ron, thank you for writing. We still pass the plate as you have explained in your e-mail. Some people give their tithe once a month by check, and don t put anything in the plate at all. In most churches there s an envelope on the back of the pew that you...

Christianity -- Christian Living: choosing Christ, second chapter of acts, gospel of matthew
second chapter of acts, gospel of matthew, gospel of john: Hi Alex, Here s what the Bible says in answer to your question. You should choose Christ because Jesus claimed to be God (the creator of the universe)in the flesh and proved his claim by doing things that no ordinary human could do (such as raise dead people...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Divorce/Remarriage, divorce remarriage, god community
divorce remarriage, god community, righteous anger: I don t even know where to start with this one. It frustrates me so much that I am trying to keep from reacting in anger (and it is hard to keep it in the realm righteous anger). Some of these thoughts may seem in a random order. I apologize. marriage...

Christianity -- Christian Living: disciplining children, land of canaan, israelites in the wilderness
land of canaan, israelites in the wilderness, moses and aaron: Hello Ateh Thank you for your question. It is a very interesting one. The proverb you are referring to is from Proverbs 13:24, which in the NIV says He who spares the rod hates his son, but he who loves him is careful to discipline him. Now, it...

Christianity -- Christian Living: FASTING, Christian fasting, fasting
Christian fasting, fasting, Bible: Hello, Ameerah here from The Hem Bible Studies. You ve asked a very good question. The thing to remember here is that, unlike man, God is always focused on our hearts. When we feel Him calling us to fast, He s not trying to get something from us....

Christianity -- Christian Living: Following The Proper Channel, ill health, elders
ill health, elders, brenda: Thank you for your concern John & I have looked at these items in the KM, my local Elders have saw the work I do on here, also the CO. They are very supportive of my efforts to preach the good news using this avenue, as due to ill health it is not possible...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Break-up, google search, trust god
Christianity -- Christian Living: Break-up, google search, trust god, encouraging words

Christianity -- Christian Living: What makes God happy?, good liar, sex before marriage
Christianity -- Christian Living: What makes God happy?, good liar, sex before marriage, matter cause

Christianity -- Christian Living: Pokemon - Is it Evil?, nintendo game, witchcraft
Christianity -- Christian Living: Pokemon - Is it Evil?, nintendo game, witchcraft, satan

Christianity -- Christian Living: Saved, savior jesus christ, initial capital letter
Christianity -- Christian Living: Saved, savior jesus christ, initial capital letter, god allah

Christianity -- Christian Living: Is it a sin to live together?, ur god, sex before marriage
Christianity -- Christian Living: Is it a sin to live together?, ur god, sex before marriage, believing in god

Christianity -- Christian Living: social phobia and constant worry, social phobia, righteous person
Christianity -- Christian Living: social phobia and constant worry, social phobia, righteous person, man hope

Christianity -- Christian Living: fear, miraculous healings, book revelation
miraculous healings, book revelation, fruits of the spirit: Hello, Drewe. Some of the fruits of the Spirit, as spoken of in I Corinthians 12, are to be seen in true believers today. Some are not. For example, in I Corinthians 12:10, it reads: To another the working of miracles; to another prophecy; to another...

Christianity -- Christian Living: i feel like i am annoying, spiritual darkness, open person
spiritual darkness, open person, time university: Cindy, If you read 1 Peter 4:3-5 you will find the insight you need to understand what is going on at your university. In fact, we Christians are called on to be ready to give a reason for the hope we have. Look also at 1 Peter 3:14-16. Just having...

Christianity -- Christian Living: GOD, How do we know he is doing a good job?, racism violence, god can do anything
racism violence, god can do anything, question god: Hi Jared, God gave us a perfect world that provides for everything we need. We humans have divided this world, cheated, lied etc. and caused so much pain and sorrow. God is not responsible for this, we are. Here s what I d suggest: Get a red...

Christianity -- Christian Living: How does God answer our prayers, sheer silliness, iq levels
sheer silliness, iq levels, philosophical wisdom: Hello, Amy! I don t agree with your methods, but that is beside the point. You are stupid and unintelligent, and so am I, and so is Einstein. You see we grade on IQ levels ranging from 90 all the way to 180 or so. But the Lord Jesus has an IQ of a trillion....

Christianity -- Christian Living: How does God define Love?, SELECTIVE USE OF FOREKNOWLEDGE
SELECTIVE USE OF FOREKNOWLEDGE: I answered regarding omniscience-- If the Creator of mankind had exercised his power to foreknow all that history has seen since man’s creation, then the full weight of all the wickedness thereafter resulting was deliberately set in motion by God when he spoke...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Does God really know what he's doing?, sin, Adam
sin, Adam, life: Dear Friend, Your question is not unusual and has a simple answer. God has made no mistakes. He actually made man good, in fact very good from the start when He made Adam: “God saw all that he had made, and it was very good” (Genesis 1:31). When you...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Helppppppp!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!, Jesus, gay
Jesus, gay, homosexuality: Religions reject all sorts of people for certain behavior, and there are others who will accept them just to spite the others. But Jesus does not reject any of us regardless of the sin we have become trapped in. But we are often unwilling to turn to Him...

Christianity -- Christian Living: hello, eastern orthodox christians, orthodox christian faith
eastern orthodox christians, orthodox christian faith, doctrine of eternal security: Hi, According to Catholicism and the Eastern Orthodox Christian Faith you would go to Hell. Period. According to most Protestants you would probably go to Hell (this would include most who accept the doctrine of eternal security (who would say you were...

Christianity -- Christian Living: My husband, spiritual fervor, practice hospitality
spiritual fervor, practice hospitality, romans 12: Hi Yahely, Thank you for your message. The simple answer is no, I don t think you re wrong to want to walk away from your husband. I can understand how hurt and exhausted you re feeling from all this. I suspect that in every marriage, there are times when...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Idolotry, question subject, spiritual journey
question subject, spiritual journey, question thanks: Hi Teresa! Sorry that it took so long to get back to you. I was having some problems with the computer. Since we ve been corresponding for such a long time, in regard to your spiritual journey, I will raise a few thoughts for you to consider. You have...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Living Holy, open rebellion, lord and savior
open rebellion, lord and savior, faith without works: Lenin, let me speak to what you just said. Being holy is about knowing not feeling . You are holy by what Jesus Christ has done for you. He s redeemed you and He s sealed you with His very spirit (Holy Spirit). You say that He lets you walk alone on...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Living Holy, becoming more like jesus, spending time with god
becoming more like jesus, spending time with god, heaven and hell: Hi Lenin, Thank you for your reply. I don t know where in the world you live but living here in the UK as I do, a big problem is that many people call themselves Christians but they seem to have been taught by the church that to be a Christian, one need only...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Love., jesus answer, simple prayer
jesus answer, simple prayer, mouth jesus: Yes Corrina, That could be very true. The Holy Spirit knows all things, including where someone s heart is at. And one of His jobs, in people who don t yet know Jesus, is to soften their hearts and gently nudge them towards knowing Jesus as their personal...

Christianity -- Christian Living: how to live, Frustration, relationship
Frustration, relationship, advice: Hi Abbey, I can sense your frustration. I too get angry when God is misrepresented by those who claim to be “Christians”. There was even a stage in my life where I refused to call myself a Christian because people would immediately associate me with “religious...

Christianity -- Christian Living: how to live, jesus jesus, followers of christ
jesus jesus, followers of christ, jesus teachings: Hello, Abbey. You are correct in that a Christian is someone who wants to obey Jesus Christ, Who is God. The Bible is the Word of God, the Word of Christ. Every moral law of the Bible is to be obeyed. However, there are two types of Christians. There...

Christianity -- Christian Living: how to live, Jesus, Father
Jesus, Father, within: Hi Abbey, I understand your frustration. You are caught up in what we call “legalism” and it is causing you some problems. Let’s start here. Jesus left us physically around 2000 years ago. The only way we could possibly communicate with Him is spiritually....

Christianity -- Christian Living: how to live, jesus jesus, followers of christ
jesus jesus, followers of christ, jesus teachings: Hi Abbey Thanks for your question. Apologies for the slight delay, but I ve unfortunately been ill with flu and am just finding my feet again. As I read your story, I can feel the frustration, hear the anger and get a sense of your passion and desire...

Christianity -- Christian Living: how to live, jesus jesus, followers of christ
jesus jesus, followers of christ, jesus teachings: 3am sun, 3/29 Hi abbey; wow; a lot of stuff! Your problem seems to be that you actually BELIEVE that christian mythology? Sure that can, and has, screwed up a lot of people. The solution is to throw it all out! The following 2 references were...

Christianity -- Christian Living: how to live, jesus jesus, followers of christ
jesus jesus, followers of christ, jesus teachings: Now you ARE a surprise. You are the first person in 8 years to follow up with a note of thanks. Jesus healed 10 lepers and only one returned to thank Him. The statistics indicate that you are an exceptional person, perhaps in the rough, but certainly exceptional....

Christianity -- Christian Living: how to live, jesus jesus, followers of christ
jesus jesus, followers of christ, jesus teachings: Well thank you so much Abbey for these kind words! I try and be helpful as I can. From time to time I post my Q and A s to my blogs. I did so with this one: http://johnofallfaith.multiply.com/journal/item/1481 Also, my two current blog entries may...

Christianity -- Christian Living: how to live, walk in love, Christian love
walk in love, Christian love, Christian anger: Wow! There is a lot to answer here. I have to tell you that I don t claim to be the expert on all things, and that I may not be able to answer each question perfectly, but I will share with you what is on my heart. One thing that really came on my heart...

Christianity -- Christian Living: how to live, jesus jesus, followers of christ
jesus jesus, followers of christ, jesus teachings: Dearest Abbey, Thank you for taking the time to write and express your thoughts in regard to our conversation. I appreciate the fact that you know it s often difficult to lay out a truth, knowing that it could be hurtful. That was not my intent. I appreciate...

Christianity -- Christian Living: how to live, hypocrites, pride
hypocrites, pride, anger: Hi Abbey, Thank you for your question. I think all Christians, who are honest about their faith journey, find that discipleship is hard. Prayer is hard. Obedience is hard. But the rewards of following Jesus are eternal. I think these things are hard...

Christianity -- Christian Living: how to live, jesus jesus, followers of christ
jesus jesus, followers of christ, jesus teachings: Hi Abbey, you said-- FINDING IT VERY DIFFICULT TO LIVE AS A FOLLOWER OF JESUS IN THIS WORLD I’m not surprised at all & I will tell you why— 1. Satan is the “ruler of the world” (1 John 5; 19) 2. We need the strength & encouragement of fellow Christians...

Christianity -- Christian Living: A lost soul, unequally yoked, unsaved
unequally yoked, unsaved, how to answer questions about Christianity: Hi Harriet, Thank you for taking the time to write! I believe God is truly honored by our desire to see our loved ones come to a relationship with Jesus. It is often harder for people who are rational and logical scientist types because they mistakenly...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Morals, lust, unrighteousness
lust, unrighteousness, judgment: Dear K, Whatever we think privately, ultimate seeks to find a way out into actions. Lust, like any sin, is unbecoming to any Christian. Whether someone looks at catalogs or standard magazines with lust is not much more different than pornography. There’s...

Christianity -- Christian Living: What makes God happy?, god weeps, loving dad
god weeps, loving dad, soul survivor: Hi Joanna Thanks for your question. I m sorry to hear about your break up and how hurt you were by it. Especially as you ve been through such a difficult year. I have to say, that when I hear the teaching that God weeps and cries when you don t do...

Christianity -- Christian Living: when to move on?, bible study group, strong personalities
bible study group, strong personalities, heavy heart: Hi Beth, I don t think you sound like a whining child. I ve had whining children and you don t sound like that at all! :-D I think that every Christian needs a Barnabas from time to time...a son of Encouragement...who will give us needed perspective. ...

Christianity -- Christian Living: neighbor obsessed, new neighborhood, front porch
new neighborhood, front porch, co dependency: Hi Patty, You seem to be very self aware which is commendable. This is clear throughout your post. It sounds to me like she is seeking someone who will enter into a co-dependency relationship with her. You are wise to be wary of this. Since your husband...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Obedience to the Law, ananias and sapphira, testament texts
ananias and sapphira, testament texts, blood of the lamb: Frank -my sincere apologies for being so late in replying to you. Work s been crazy. I will give you a more detailed response when I free up but wanted to acknowledge your question. Overall, I think you re right on point. The LAW of OT is both the 10 commandments...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Oral Sex, Oral sex, sin
Oral sex, sin: Hi Jason, That’s a good question and it got me thinking a bit. You are right to say that anal sex is sodomy. That is the dictionary’s definition of the word. Oral sex is included in some dictionaries as being sodomy and I know that Catholicism says pretty...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Pokemon - Is it Evil?, pokemon professor, self indulgence
pokemon professor, self indulgence, apostle paul: The thing itself is not evil. What one does with a thing determines an evil use or a good use. A devout Christian dedicates his or her life to God. God is the center of one s life and not the self and the attendant self-indulgence. Salvation is based...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Prayer for Husband's salvation, husband, salvation
husband, salvation, witnessing: Hi Philippa, Thanks for writing to me about this very important subject! The first thing that needs to be said, is that regardless of what has happened in the past that has brought you to this place, your marriage is permanent. God holds you accountable...