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Christianity -- Christian Living: Ungodly Music and Christian appearance and style., christian appearance, 1 corinthians 11
christian appearance, 1 corinthians 11, pentecostal church: Hi Eric, nice to hear from one who seeks to please the Lord. Unfortunetly it seems that your teachers are trying to put you under Law. Did you know that the New testament teachings can be used to put people under Law, when the New Testament is to bring freedom...

Christianity -- Christian Living: use of oil in church activities, Oil, spirit
Oil, spirit, anointing: Hi Kim, The use of oil in praying for others is symbolic of what is really happening. Perhaps those using it thought it was necessary to depict the involvement of the Spirits. Keep in mind that customs you read in the Bible were what was used 3,000...

Christianity -- Christian Living: WHO TO VOTE FOR, meg whitman, same sex marriage
meg whitman, same sex marriage, spirit mind: Mr Mock.... Please understand.. Jesus came to show that the spiritual aspects of the literal/outward are more important than anything. Abortion doesn t kill the spirit of which a person/personality is!!! Abortion only destroys the piece of flesh, in...

Christianity -- Christian Living: I am not sure, paycheck to paycheck, bare necessities
paycheck to paycheck, bare necessities, psychiatric institution: Dear Sharita, You need to hear the gospel properly to understand that Jesus Christ did not just die for our committed sins but for our sin nature. If you would be born in different circumstances and under different pressures maybe worse sins would come...

Christianity -- Christian Living: This is absolutely ridiculous and absurd....., spiral curls, long skirt
spiral curls, long skirt, worshiping god: Jamila, I totally understand your frustration. But as a born-again believer, understanding that Jesus has set us free, let us approach this situation another way. Remember how Paul teaches us not to be a stumbling block to others. You re sorta in a situation...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Baptisim, Christian Appearance, and Miscallaneous questions, receiving the holy spirit, baptism of jesus
receiving the holy spirit, baptism of jesus, christian appearance: I have explained in detail the principles of salvation, water baptism and Baptism of the Holy Spirit under the respective headings in my web page at www.eddyssite.com There is a natural birth(from our mother s womb) and there is a spiritual re-birth (to be...

Christianity -- Christian Living: IS it Biblical?, response jesus, blood of jesus
response jesus, blood of jesus, presence of god: Hi Malinda, Thanks for this great question. I am so very sorry for my late response. Jesus died and rose again for our sins. After the resurrection, He applied His blood to the Mercy Seat in Heaven. He will never bleed and die again. The blood has...

Christianity -- Christian Living: baptist trying to convert christian?, catholic church teachings, lord jesus christ
catholic church teachings, lord jesus christ, protestant background: Hi Carla Thanks for your question. I am a committed Christian - I am from a protestant background (church of Scotland) and my mother was Catholic. From my knowledge of baptists, they do not generally try to convert other christians, although as with all...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Our Christian faith., eternal life, treasure in heaven
eternal life, treasure in heaven, sacrifice: Good evening, Jasmine. And thank you for your kind words. :-) Sorry for the delay in responding. My life was supposed to slow down ... a month ago ... but instead of slowing down, it became even busier! Not quite sure how that happened, but I m thankful...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Christian living, head coverings, grace
head coverings, grace, weaker conscience: Hi Debra, Good questions about how many things pass for holiness in some settings! I will admit that I poke a bit of fun at certain superficial things that people are most adamant about when I believe it s outside of the grace and love that Christians are...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Very concerned, deception, false teachers
deception, false teachers: Hi Michelle, No apologies necessary at all! It s my joy to help. First question: regarding John the Baptist being an ascetic...there s nothing wrong with getting yourself into a materially void place in order to hear the voice of God better. It s why...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Demonic Forces/Evil, free will, freedom
free will, freedom, does God send evil: Dear Eric, You re most welcome! It s my joy to point people to Christ and His peace for your soul. :-) To answer your question, I believe that God not only permits, but sends calamity into our lives so that we ll realize that we are free but not independent....

Christianity -- Christian Living: Divorce, personal faults, word of god
personal faults, word of god, no doubt: Hi Michael, Thank you for writing. I am so sorry for your pain. While I cannot solve your problems, I will try to shed some light upon your present situation. First of all, my friend, know that God has not moved. He said, I am with you always, even...

Christianity -- Christian Living: despair, lustful desires, attractive girl
lustful desires, attractive girl, christ on the cross: God did not create you to engage in sin. You have inherited the sin nature from Adam and therefore it is natural for you to desire to sin. You overcome sin and temptation by submitting to the Holy Spirit and trusting in the finished work of Christ on the...

Christianity -- Christian Living: I don't get it...need clarification, god belief, romans 10
god belief, romans 10, lord jesus: Hi Toni, thanks for writing. Dear one, the Lord Jesus just asks that we believe .......Believe that He is the Christ of God. Belief is the first step. After we have chosen to pick up our cross and follow Him, sanctification begins. Sanctification is the...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Fred Phelps and Darwin Fish, westboro baptist church, darwin fish
westboro baptist church, darwin fish, fred phelps: I looked both up on the internet. Without going into a lot of background study into these two, I would conclude that the potential is there with both of them to be cultish. The claim of Fish s that he is the only known true teacher since the Apostles is...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Friends, temple of the living god, two edged sword
temple of the living god, two edged sword, 1 corinthians 15: BE NOT UNEQUALLY YOKED There is no Scripture prohibiting Christians from associating with Non Christians. In fact we have to go into the world (of unbelievers)in order to be a witness for Christ... 19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing...

Christianity -- Christian Living: God want's me and my girlfriend to break up?, spell caster, olokun
Christianity -- Christian Living: God want's me and my girlfriend to break up?, spell caster, olokun, spell casters

Christianity -- Christian Living: I'm a Christian Woman who is attracted to other women, christian counselors, thoughts and feelings
Christianity -- Christian Living: I'm a Christian Woman who is attracted to other women, christian counselors, thoughts and feelings, skype

Christianity -- Christian Living: Wiccan/Christian relationship, christian girl, louder than words
Christianity -- Christian Living: Wiccan/Christian relationship, christian girl, louder than words, callum

Christianity -- Christian Living: about forgiveness, and restoration, blood of jesus, adulterous affair
blood of jesus, adulterous affair, painful time: Indalia, Please write me a new question and DO NOT ATTACH it to this one!!! For some reason the computer is rejecting your question when it is attached to an earlier question. Just start over fresh - ok. I am happy to answer your questions but after I...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Is God so unfair?, wickedness, wrath of god
wickedness, wrath of god, foolish hearts: Wendy, I am also chinese but I had to come to Christ through repentence and faith just like what Apostles Peter, James and Paul did. God has ony one set of commands (and these apply to chinese and non chinese alike). Abraham once said 25 Far be it from you...

Christianity -- Christian Living: God want's me and my girlfriend to break up?, girlfriend nicole, taking shape
girlfriend nicole, taking shape, naught: Dear Benjamin, I have seen at times that people s feelings for a person change. I have also seen people not willing to tell the truth hide behind a supposed GOD told me...etc... If that is the case, shame on her. She is giving GOD a bad reputation. ...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Grace and Law?, jesus christ god, lord jesus christ
jesus christ god, lord jesus christ, false repentance: The dispensation of Law was from Moses till the death and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ. After the resurrection of Christ we enter the dispensation of Grace.. 9 If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Holy Spirit, holy spirit work, power of the holy spirit
holy spirit work, power of the holy spirit, power of the spirit: Hi Uwe - thanks for your question. I m sorry to hear that you re struggling with addiction. My two step children are recovering drug addicts and the only way they have been able to overcome the power of their addictions is to turn to Jesus and his Spirit....

Christianity -- Christian Living: Some issues with Chrisitian living, baptism of the holy spirit, baptism in the holy spirit
baptism of the holy spirit, baptism in the holy spirit, indwelling of the holy spirit: Hi Elizabeth, Thank you for this follow up question. I am very sorry for my late response. The rapture as an event where believers will be snatched away to go UP with Jesus in THE CLOUDS... Jesus does not come to earth at that point. 1 Thessalonians...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Why Would JESUS Do That ?, two coats, evil spirits
two coats, evil spirits, mark 6: If you read Mark 6:5-11 below carefully, you would find the answers to your question, viz, a) The disciples were at a very infantile stage of their ministry b) Verse 5 says “...He was amazed at their lack of faith” Mark 6:5-11 5 He could not do any...

Christianity -- Christian Living: I'm a Christian Woman who is attracted to other women, Homosexuality, Sexual Sin
Homosexuality, Sexual Sin, Law: Dear Lisa, I certainly can t tell you what to do about your situation, but what I can do is tell you what the Scriptures say about same sex relationships. Once informed, you must make the decision that you are prepared to live with before GOD. First,...

Christianity -- Christian Living: what does it mean?, jesus is the light of the world, jesus is the light
jesus is the light of the world, jesus is the light, figure of speech: This is a figure of speech that is related to those things that are contrary to holiness and purity. There are many things that could fall into this category, but the point is that what ever you do, do it to the glory of God. If it doesn t or won t bring Him...

Christianity -- Christian Living: what does it mean?, spirit of jesus, mr burns
spirit of jesus, mr burns, pastor don: Simple answer, although I m not pastor Don.... No! You are in the world. God didn t save you then take you out of the world! BUT, He did give a believer the enablement to be in the world, and yet not be OF the world! Big difference.. We, who have been filled...

Christianity -- Christian Living: What is the meaning of praying if God doesn't guarantee to solve our problems., quiet times with god, relationship with god
quiet times with god, relationship with god, thoughts and feelings: Hi Charles Thanks for your interesting question. The way I look at it is this: Prayer is about relationship with God. It is more than just asking for things, although this is a big part of our prayer lives. Jesus and Paul teach us to pray about...

Christianity -- Christian Living: What is the meaningful of free will when god doesn't even open up doors for us to enter?, god doesn, complicated question
god doesn, complicated question, omnipotence: I m sorry it s taken me so long...but you asked a very complicated question. How can we have free will and God know what we re going to do all the while? How can God bless us even though we aren t worthy? Sometimes it s a mystery. The simplest answer...

Christianity -- Christian Living: What is the meaningful of free will when god doesn't even open up doors for us to enter?, free will, freedom
free will, freedom, limitation: Good morning, Charles. You have raised a very complicated question that I will try to simplify at the outset, then we can follow up with details, if that s alright. The basic issue with freedom of will is that we be certain of what God HAS given to us...and...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Need some help, please...., cult, give up everything
cult, give up everything, priorities: Hi Christina, I m pleased to be able to help. Just so you know, AllExperts limits follow-ups so you ll get a form response from them shortly saying no more follow-ups. If you d like to continue the conversation, please submit a whole new question or feel...

Christianity -- Christian Living: I need some help, please....., Water Baptism, Holy Spirit Baptism
Water Baptism, Holy Spirit Baptism, Commandments: Dear Christina, Please forgive my inability to answer quicker. I have been very busy! As for a one sentence answer to water baptism: Matthew 28:19 Go £therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Pastor Bitterness, grudges, would like some suggestions
grudges, would like some suggestions, disagreements: Hi Leea - thanks for your question. My apologies in getting back to you late, I had a busy Thanksgiving week. Your situation, unfortunately, is not all that uncommon. Too often we find ourselves upholding the man on the stage instead of revering the...

Christianity -- Christian Living: The perfect versus the imperfect, 1 corinthians 13, apostle john
1 corinthians 13, apostle john, apostle paul: Hi Tianna, Yes, I agree with your conclusion to a degree. The Greek word for perfect means end or completion. I tend to believe that v. 10 refers to the Second Coming of Christ and the completion of all things. Some, however, think this is eferring...

Christianity -- Christian Living: What purpose do certain people hold in our lives?, Relationships, GOD'S will
Relationships, GOD'S will: Dear Alyssa, I understand how relationships can sometimes be discouraging, but lets look at the verse that you quote from: Romans 8:28 And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Question about Christian living, lord jesus christ, defense mechanisms
lord jesus christ, defense mechanisms, peculiar properties: Hi Jasmine Thank you for writing. The meaning of Luke 14:27-33 is: This is all about Counting the Cost of the decision you are about to make. I believe Jesus means that if God anhd His Kingdom are of all-consuming importance, then all other loves are...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Just some questions, baptism of the holy spirit, baptism in the holy spirit
baptism of the holy spirit, baptism in the holy spirit, indwelling of the holy spirit: Thank you for these great questions. I will try to answer them all briefly. If you require more explanation, please ask a followup question. 1. The indwelling of the Holy Spirit happens to all believers upon salvation. The Baptism or Filling of the...

Christianity -- Christian Living: The Religious Spirit, spirits, demons
spirits, demons, Spirit of God: Michael, there is no doubt in my mind that this spirit is from Satan rather than God. From what you describe, this spirit is trying to convince you of things that are clearly contrary to the Word of God. God does not contradict Himself. The Spirit of God...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Just really confused, false teachers, false doctrine
false teachers, false doctrine, cults: Brenda, thanks for your questions. To be honest, I can t answer with absolute confidence because I don t know enough about the particular church and leader to which you are referring. Based solely on what you wrote, I CAN say with certainty that anyone who...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Trying to find God, New Testament, Koran
New Testament, Koran, God: Seeker, how good it is to hear that you are giving the most important issue in life some careful and meaningful consideration! It seems, from your question, that you do believe in God and that you are persuaded that He has expressed Himself to mankind....

Christianity -- Christian Living: I think I have married the wrong mate, God's Voice, Fear
God's Voice, Fear, Faith: Dear Tonya, Please accept my apologies for not getting back to you sooner. I had to go out of town briefly and just returned today... As for hearing from all of these well meaning words or prophecies , it appears that they have brought more confusion...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Ungodliness & Dating., sweet love song, lord jesus christ
sweet love song, lord jesus christ, wickedness: Hi Eric you asked-- IS IT WRONG, BAD, OR EVEN A SIN TO LISTEN TO UNGODLY MUSIC? KEY SCRIPTURE--“Does not the ear itself test out words as the palate tastes food?”—Job 12:11. Music is like food. The right type in the right amount is good for you. The...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Wiccan/Christian relationship, translations of the bible, bible gateway
translations of the bible, bible gateway, christian relationship: Hi Callum Thanks for your question. It s a bit of an unusual one for me, as I usually get Christians asking me questions. I know it s really tough when the parents of someone you like don t seem to support your relationship. You asked about what the Bible...

Christianity -- Christian Living: 2011 resolution christian advise, consistent schedule, dna test
consistent schedule, dna test, personal style: 2pm wed, 12-29 hi, rose wow; good question; probably no CORRECT answer. It depends mostly on your own personal style and willingness to invest that extra effort. your sending the photos is very kind & courteous. but some (loser) type people don t appreciate...

Christianity -- Christian Living: beliefs of a christian, miracles, manuscripts
miracles, manuscripts, bible: Dear Greg, Thank you for the question. I have answered a number of questions on this site that you might better glean and get an idea what I believe specifically, but in a nutshell I believe that the authorized version of the bible, based on the original...

Christianity -- Christian Living: What does 'born' of water and 'of the Spirit' really mean?, baptism in the holy spirit, wishing you a happy new year
baptism in the holy spirit, wishing you a happy new year, water baptism: Aren t you sweet! Well, I guess, by the power of the Holy Spirit, by God s divine grace, we are indeed alike - a child of God! I m always open to more Christian sisters!!! Thank you sweetheart for your kindness. I realize that I go indepth alot, but...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Christian Man with pregnant muslim girlfriend, muslim girl, pregnant girlfriend
muslim girl, pregnant girlfriend, bad decisions: Thomas, thanks for your honest question. You are right, of course, about there being a bunch of bad decisions involved in your story, and it sounds like you are well aware of what they are. So let s focus on the now and the later. Right now, you must...

Christianity -- Christian Living: About Colossians 2: 17 - 23, Head Coverings, Veils
Head Coverings, Veils, Submission: Dear Brandy, Lets take a good look at the portions of Scripture that address your questions and see if we can gain a better understanding of the Truth… 1 Corinthians 11:3-5 “But I want you to know that the head of every man is Christ, the head of woman...

Christianity -- Christian Living: The capital of the separate kingdom of Israel in the Old Testament, Samaria, Bethel
Samaria, Bethel, Dan: Merry Christmas, Simon! So good to hear from you. :-) Your question required a bit of research, so I apologize for the delay. There is no place I know of in Scripture where it specifically says, and thus Samaria became the capital of Israel. ;-) ...

Christianity -- Christian Living: christian relationships, god of second chances, adult film star
god of second chances, adult film star, christian relationships: Hi Deanna, I must say, I haven t addressed this question on Experts before! Ha! Sounds like you have an interesting plot there. As a minister, what are your views on dating someone with this background? I have mixed emotions. I know that I serve a...

Christianity -- Christian Living: The Devil & The World, mount of temptation, wickedness
mount of temptation, wickedness, prince of this world: Satan prince of this world Bible scholars believe that Satan was called Lucifer before the fall of Adam. It is believed that Lucifer was once the morning star and had king like-jurisdiction over the pre Adamic world. Isa 14:12-17 12 How you are...

Christianity -- Christian Living: demons and cat necklaces..., Superstition, Charms
Superstition, Charms, Satan: Dear Nuyo, If Satan can affect things like: 1. The wind, (Mark 4:39) Then He(JESUS) arose and rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, “Peace, be still!” And the wind ceased and there was a great calm. (Satan being referred to as the prince of the power...

Christianity -- Christian Living: about divine healing, Healing, faith
Healing, faith, prayer: Tracy, thank you for your questions. First of all, divine healing is simply healing that occurs miraculously or outside the pattern of the natural order. God has made his natural creation with the capacity to heal through mechanisms He Himself designed....

Christianity -- Christian Living: About divine healing, effectual fervent prayer, human instrumentality
effectual fervent prayer, human instrumentality, healing question: Tracy, You are welcome honey. The way you can help the others is to pray for them. You taking a stand and removing yourself from these false teachings, will be a witness to them. Hopefully, your choice will cause them to question and to seek the truth...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Christian Man with pregnant muslim girlfriend, having an abortion, true christian
Christianity -- Christian Living: Christian Man with pregnant muslim girlfriend, having an abortion, true christian, boyfriends

Christianity -- Christian Living: forgiveness and restoration, painful journey, question question
painful journey, question question, middle of the ocean: Hi Indalia, let us hope this takes care of the problem. If it happens again, I ll move to a new computer and take it that something is wrong with mine. Let s hope not! Question #1___ How do I forgive myself? Indalia, I know that is difficult. But when...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Games for Children, spirit realm, things of the spirit
spirit realm, things of the spirit, spirit world: Robin, Unfortunately, I know nothing of the game itself, so my answer will be with limited information. However, the information you asked about, outside of the game, is somewhat intriguing. It is my opinion that the only way that people connect to the...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Gay Clergy, gentile converts, work of the holy spirit
gentile converts, work of the holy spirit, ephesians chapter 4: Hi Shawn... It isn t only Protestant Churches Shawn. Catholic priests have made the headlines as well! The simple answer Shawn is that the churchs don t understand how a christian is supposed to be transformed, conformed, into the image of Christlikeness!...

Christianity -- Christian Living: The Gospel, aquila and priscilla, baptisim
aquila and priscilla, baptisim, spirit of christ: Hi Ryan, glad to hear back from you so quickly... Ryan the Word of God, the bible, has a witness to its validity, integrity, interpretation, authenticity, etc, and that Witness is the Holy Spirit Himself. When one has the Author, one can know what He...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Hating God, time jesus, radar screen
time jesus, radar screen, human suffering: Hi Cat - my apologies for such a late reply, the holidays were some much needed downtime for me. Thanks for your question. I m hoping I ll be able to give you some peace about what s troubling you. To start out, God loves you more than you could possibly...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Jehovah Witness?, proof of gods existence, pentecostal religion
proof of gods existence, pentecostal religion, jehovah witness: HI Eric, you asked-- ACTS 2:24 ( PAINS OF DEATH? HOW COME IT DIDN T SAY ONLY, DEATH ?) The Greek word used in this verse is (Odin′) translated “pangs” or “pains” we know other texts show that there is no consciousness in death, so it is obvious...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Love, heart of god, work effort
heart of god, work effort, love is a choice: Simon, thanks for your question. First of all, let me say that I strongly agree with the statements you made: courtship is for the purpose of marriage ; love is not based on how we feel, emotions are fickle ; and love is a choice . It is wonderful that...

Christianity -- Christian Living: The laws, isaiah chapter 53, blood sacrifices
isaiah chapter 53, blood sacrifices, lamb of god: Hi Ryan.. [Can you show me where the laws says in the Old Testament that without the blood there is not forgiveness?] Even before the Law Ryan, God displayed the way of salvation, when He used the innocent blood shed of a lamb using its skin/flesh/coat...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Marriage, Abuse, Marriage
Abuse, Marriage, Divorce: Dear Sheez, My heart goes out to you. If you had attended the fellowship that I pastor I would have counseled you during the time when you were being abused to leave your abusive husband. Not for divorce, but for safety and sanity until he repents and produces...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Marriage based on lies, Marriage, Past Sin
Marriage, Past Sin, Forgiveness: Dear Miriam, My heart goes out to you and your husband! These are the verses that came to me as I read your question and pondered your situation... 1 Corinthians 6:9-11 Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Mates, Jesus, Father
Jesus, Father, One: Hi Tamara, I m glad you ask those questions. Jesus came here to this earth to show us we are like Him. He recognized who He was and also recognized we are like Him. He was the shower of the way. We are not Him. There is only one of Him. We are...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Mohammed, bible revelation, muslim friends
bible revelation, muslim friends, last book of the bible: Hi Thomas, Thanks for this great question. I am so sorry for my late response. Mohammed did not come around until about 400 years after the Bible was completed. John wrote the last book of the Bible, Revelation, around 99 AD. Mohammed was not born until...

Christianity -- Christian Living: I Peter 2: 24-25, healing, 1 Peter
healing, 1 Peter, suffering: Brandon, Merry Christmas to you, too! Thanks for your question. You are correct in being suspicious of the interpretation you are questioning. Peter s context clearly does not indicate that all Christians are meant to be free of all physical hurt or illness....

Christianity -- Christian Living: question about unequally yoked marriages, christian household, psychopathic behavior
christian household, psychopathic behavior, faith in god: Dear Deanna, Interesting. Well your plot is a normal kind of experience in life in so much as people blame God for things evil, expecting His intervention, when at other tomes they would be outraged by His intervention in their lives. God is...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Relationships, Inter-racial marriage, Prejudice
Inter-racial marriage, Prejudice: Dear Taylor, Your mom is not going like this but... Exodus 12 gives us what appears to be GOD S perspective on inter-racial marriages... Then Miriam and Aaron spoke against Moses because of the Ethiopian woman whom he had married; for he had married...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Roller Coaster Ride with God?, ur lord, roller coaster ride
ur lord, roller coaster ride, jesus chris: Hi Maddie, Aplogies for the delay, as I have been busy over Christmas. I m sorry to hear u are going thro this dilema. However let me tell u this; God does not make it hard. We serve a risen saviour, not a tyrant or ogre. He is a kind, gentle...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Is it really...?, bebe and cece winans, bebe and cece
bebe and cece winans, bebe and cece, hezekiah walker: Hi Mahilia, What a nice young woman you are! I see no wrong in you listening to your choice of music. You seem to have a clear head and your intention is always to please God. I also am a music director and traveled with my singers for 17 years - we love...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Is it really?...., Conviction, Music
Conviction, Music, Lucifer: Dear Mahilia, I m doing well. Thanks for asking! : ) I am blessed to hear that you have rededicated your life to the LORD! As for your questions, I will try to help you understand a few things... First of all, please understand that the concept of conviction...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Is it really?...., music, entertainment
music, entertainment, culture: Gabriel, thanks for your questions. It s wonderful to hear that you have drawn near to Christ and continue to do so! First of all, allow me to respectfully disagree with your mom about her statement: my mother maintains that I cannot possibly be born-again...

Christianity -- Christian Living: relationship after being born again, getting closer to god, how to have a healthy relationship
getting closer to god, how to have a healthy relationship, praise god: Hi Russell, Thank you for writing. I can feel your frustration. From the little that you have shared with me, it sounds as though you have out-grown your young woman. It sounds like you have made things right with your God, accepted His forgiveness, and...

Christianity -- Christian Living: about the scary people, assurance of salvation, false motives
assurance of salvation, false motives, Christian: Hi Nicole, I m still trying to figure out exactly where I m not connecting your question with an answer. In truth I spend far less time analyzing false teachers as I do pondering the Scriptures so I can recognize false teaching when I see it. Rather...

Christianity -- Christian Living: theo, word of god, insight
word of god, insight, bible: hi Amea. I am not too sure I get your question correctly. Living according to the principles taught in the Bible is no different whether you are a student, young or old. God has no separate rules and regulations for different categories of people. Perhaps...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Unbeliever?, Salvation, Grace
Salvation, Grace, believer: Dear Eric, Great question! Sounds simple but really there have been so many variations introduced in today s version of Christianity that it is worth asking! I appreciate the opportunity to try and answer it... Romans 10:9-10 say this that if you confess...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Adam and Eve, corn stalk, natural circumstances
corn stalk, natural circumstances, bible god: Hello Alex, Thank you for your questions! Wow, this is a serious question, and there are many facets to this, and I will try to stay on point here. Firstly- the piece of fruit that granted them such wisdom could have been just a piece of fruit. It...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Adult Children honer their parents, Honoring Parents, Grandparents
Honoring Parents, Grandparents, Child Training: Dear Christina, It is important for us as believers to be able to minister to our unbelieving family members. I applaud your desire to do so! May the LORD bless your efforts! We must keep in mind that we are to speak the truth in love and to remember...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Afraid I blasphemed the Holy spirit, forgiven;unforgiven sin;life;love;Jesus;Christ;depressed;unforgiveable sin
forgiven;unforgiven sin;life;love;Jesus;Christ;depressed;unforgiveable sin: Dear John, The fact that the Lord means so much to you that you would not want to blaspheme Him shows that your heart is right towards Him. You have rightly understood that it is Satan tempting your mind through your flesh. Where you are being manipulated...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Biblical truth, pentecostal church, speaking in tongues
pentecostal church, speaking in tongues, personal lord: Lisa, Thank you for your question and the opportunity to help. To be honest, I don t think anyone has ever asked me this question in quite this way. I will do my best to give you a brief answer without using too many anecdotal evidences... First, I know...

Christianity -- Christian Living: blasphemy against the holy spirit, blasphemy against the holy spirit, work of the holy spirit
blasphemy against the holy spirit, work of the holy spirit, power of the holy spirit: Ryan, you need to read what I have written to you and try to understand what I have said. This is not about feelings - it s about what God has done for you and me. You need to pray to God and ask Him to help you to let go of guilty feelings. For you to...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Canfiction glorify God?, lahaye tim, tim lahaye
lahaye tim, tim lahaye, hi amy: Hi Amy, thank you for writing. Your question is an interesting one. There is nothing wrong with reading fiction. Many writers of fiction have good themes and cause us to think . If you were reading smut that would be another story. Scriptures tells...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Christian friends, brain problem, existence of god
brain problem, existence of god, faith in god: Dear Brian, I think you can invite your chirstian friends: they may choose to come or not. Your brother in Christ, Marco PS I think that faith cannot come only from logic, because to have faith in God means to trust and love God. I think however...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Christianity and demonic posession and curses, demonic posession, generational curses
demonic posession, generational curses, fellow christians: Hello Leslie, It seems that you ve sensed the answer on your own. Where all this information is coming from is a very active and gullible imagination and probably from some supposed authoritative source such as a false teacher because there certainly isn...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Is my Church/belief from God?, baptism of the holy spirit, serpent seed
baptism of the holy spirit, serpent seed, lord jesus christ: Sivuyile, I was so pleased to read that my answers have been of help to you. Know this, that I am praying for you, that the Lord Jesus would guide and direct you into all Truth. And that He would continue to bless and keep you as you seek Him in all things!...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Is my Church/belief from God?, lord jesus christ, serpent seed
lord jesus christ, serpent seed, women preachers: Sivuyile, I apologize for the late reply my friend. And I also want to thank you for clarifying what the problems are that you are having with some of your churches doctrines and beliefs. I will address the five issues listed above, and afterwards I welcome...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Couple being physical, long distance relationship, wayne tucker
long distance relationship, wayne tucker, nude bathing: Matthew, I can appreciate the urge to be with the woman you love. It is good that you stopped having sex until after the wedding. I have to tell you that the only righteous behavior prior to marriage is strictly non-sexual. Holding hands, hugging while...

Christianity -- Christian Living: One of Crist's Titles, peace offerings, lamb of god
peace offerings, lamb of god, fat of the lamb: Hi Richard, There were different offerings for diverse purposes. The lamb was the sin offering and Jesus is the offering for our sins. Leviticus 4:32 And if he bring a lamb for a sin offering, he shall bring it a female without blemish. Lev 4:33 ...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Dealing with sexual sin, marriage, sex
marriage, sex, like-minded: Dear Taylor, Both of you know that sex outside of marriage is a sin. You are experiencing common feelings and fears for people who are ensnared in sex outside of marriage. They are caused by letting thoughts, fears and other emotions become the focus of...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Dealing with sexual sin, sexual intercourse, rest of my life
sexual intercourse, rest of my life, boyfriends: Hi Taylor, I thought I had sent you an answer sometime back. Look, if you really love God, stop the wrong that you re doing. It s that simple. If any part of your boyfriends hands, etc. have gone into you at all, you re not a virgin technically or otherwise....

Christianity -- Christian Living: Dealing with sexual sin- help?, sexual intercourse, alarming rate
sexual intercourse, alarming rate, 19 years: Hey there Taylor, Glad to hear of your love for the Lord and your plans to go to the mission field! Boy do we need more missionaries right now, they are leaving the field at an alarming rate, and the need has never been greater! And your goal to stay a...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Demonic posession and curses, demonic posession, generational curses
demonic posession, generational curses, fellow christians: Hello Leslie, Wow. Thank you for taking the time to explain things a bit deeper, I know this must not be easy for you, because there is alot of hurt and pain, along with confusion- rightly so, but this is your family and you and your husband perhaps...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Can a demon possess a Born Again Christian, generational curses, demon possession
generational curses, demon possession, pentecostal movement: The Deliverance Movement is a relatively new/contemporary segment of the Charismatic Movement. The Charismatic Movement began in the mid-70 s when mainstream orthodox denominations began experiencing the same types of things as the Pentecostal Movement which...

Christianity -- Christian Living: dreams, prophecy, dreams
prophecy, dreams, word of knowledge: Dear Tasha, Sense you did not mention whether you have a true relationship with the LIVING GOD, I am left to assume by your references to HIM, that you are talking about the GOD of the Bible. John 3:3-8 establishes your need to be born again. “Jesus...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Early, devout christians, life has a way
devout christians, life has a way, exact detail: Hello Calli, Thank you for your question. You pose a very hard question to answer, because as a parent, I can understand their viewpoint, and from experience, I can understand their viewpoint, as well as yours. I would suggest talking to your...

Christianity -- Christian Living: blasphemy against the holy spirit, devil is a liar, goodness of god
Christianity -- Christian Living: blasphemy against the holy spirit, devil is a liar, goodness of god, excruciating pain

Christianity -- Christian Living: Couple being physical, gucci, existence
Christianity -- Christian Living: Couple being physical, gucci, existence, universe

Christianity -- Christian Living: Dealing with sexual sin- help?, express train, reval
Christianity -- Christian Living: Dealing with sexual sin- help?, express train, reval, oppressor

Christianity -- Christian Living: Observance of the Sabbath, commandment law, new covenant
Christianity -- Christian Living: Observance of the Sabbath, commandment law, new covenant, fourth commandment

Christianity -- Christian Living: god who loves, ingersoll robert, robert g ingersoll
ingersoll robert, robert g ingersoll, prometheus books: 9am sat, 2-13 Hi, Garth; good; you re on the right track; you ve noticed the clear fallacies & nonsense in the bible. so the next step is for you to outgrow the childish myths, and throw out the lies. The following 2 references were very helpful...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Hardships, hardship, family
hardship, family, peace: Dear Friend, My heart goes out to you under such difficult circumstances. You are doing exactly what you need to do by seeking out God’s will. You can offer helpful guidance to family members, but there’s no guarantee that anyone will listen or use it....

Christianity -- Christian Living: Homosexuality, homosexual offenders, male prostitutes
homosexual offenders, male prostitutes, sexual gratification: Dear Cady, I will notarize this. 1. Homosexuality is a sin according to the bible. 2. Sin is a choice and not DNA inherited. 3. Weaknesses can be inherited, but giving into them is not inherited. 4. The organs that homosexuals use for sexual gratification...

Christianity -- Christian Living: hi i hope you could help me with my report, same sex relationship, sex reassignments
same sex relationship, sex reassignments, same sex marriage: Hi Ben, Normally I do not do homework questions, nor do I answer multiple questions in one post, but I will do so here because of the importance of the subject. 1.Is there any biblical passage that says that being a Homosexual is a sin? What verse/passage...

Christianity -- Christian Living: hi i hope you can help me with my report =), Christianity, Bible
Christianity, Bible, Gay: Hi Ben, Great to hear from you! I m very happy to get you started with your report. If you have any more questions or can clarify what you mean by Sex Reassignment (item 6) I ll be glad to answer any other questions you may have. Here you go! 1.Is...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Jesus turning water into wine, water into wine, drunk
water into wine, drunk, miracle: Hi Karla, You ask a very good question that draws the distinction between the same thing having the potential for being good or evil. It s the way we use it. For example, the Internet is something that can be a great Christian good...but it also has been...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Living the Life, once saved, always saved
once saved, always saved, eternal security: Hi Devesha, :-) I love questions like yours...because they offer the opportunity to clarify what being saved is all about. It s not a life of drudgery where you can only wear drab clothes that cover every square inch of your body...read only the Bible...listen...

Christianity -- Christian Living: moving in with my girlfriend, baptist preacher, pastor kim
baptist preacher, pastor kim, graduate college: Hi Paul, The Bible is clear about the issue of fornication and I believe that the best thing for anyone your age and in your situation is to either live at home with your parents, live in a dorm with other students, or live in an apartment by yourself...

Christianity -- Christian Living: I need a word, Vision, Visions
Vision, Visions, Submission: Dear johnnie, By your use of the word “vision”, I’m assuming that you are referring to something supernatural that your husband has seen. Several things come into play in discerning this kind of vision; 1. Is the vision in opposition to GOD’S Word...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Observance of the Sabbath, Sabbath, Constantine
Sabbath, Constantine, Romanism: Dear Andrea, Thank you for asking the question; Are the Seventh Day Adventists the only religion that observes Saturday as the Sabbath? Actually, there are a number of movements besides the SDAs that currently keep the Biblical Seventh Day as the...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Seventh Day Adventists/Baptists, covenant law, seventh day adventists
covenant law, seventh day adventists, new covenant: I am unfamiliar with the teachings of Seventh Day Baptists. The SDA are not trinitarian. As usual though, the belief gets played both ways. They affirm the existence of the Holy Spirit, but deny the personage of the Holy Spirit. To them the HS is just a...

Christianity -- Christian Living: peace be with yyou i would like to ask questions for my report on my subject at school am a 3rd year college student At Far Eastern University in thye philippines i hope you could answer it as soon as possible, same sex relationship, far eastern university
same sex relationship, far eastern university, same sex marriage: Ben, Thank you for the opportunity to help. However, it has always been my policy on this site to not answer homework questions for people. Please understand that for me to answer the questions for you would defeat the whole purpose what homework is....

Christianity -- Christian Living: i have a question, ghost, spirit
ghost, spirit, evil spirit: Dear Karlee, Many times what we know about certain subjects come from books, movies and what we’ve been told by others. Rarely is any of this back up by the testimony of the Bible. In the Old Testament, Saul, the first king of Israel, disobeyed God and...

Christianity -- Christian Living: i have another question, communion, blood
communion, blood, bread: Dear Karlee, Whenever you do take communion at home, it is never the communion act where a person is blessed. We are blessed because communion reminds us that Jesus is our spiritual bread of life and that the wine represents the power of His shed blood...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Religion / muslims, muslim children, health debate
muslim children, health debate, indoctrination: Their religion demands that if they cannot persuade someone to convert to their religion, they are duty bound to put them to the sword. It is a religion of hate. They are all, in essence, taught from childhood to be a terrorist. There are probably a number...

Christianity -- Christian Living: SEX, 1 corinthians 7, marriage counsellor
1 corinthians 7, marriage counsellor, marriage partners: Hi Mike, I am sorry that you are going through this. Here is a scripture I can give you to share with her. 1 Corinthians 7:3-5 3 Let the husband render unto the wife due benevolence: and likewise also the wife unto the husband. 4 The wife hath not...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Spiritual possession and oppression and curses, demons, curses
demons, curses, generational: Dear Leslie, I have encountered folks like you describe. Usually they are well meaning, but uninformed. From my research on this kind of situation, a fertile ground is necessary for demonic activity to be able to take root in a life. Unless you and your...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Spiritual warfare and christianity, spiritual oppression, generational curses
spiritual oppression, generational curses, spirit dwelling: Hi Leslie - I want to be able to answer your question in detail, but I m about to leave to fly back home so rather than let you hang for days, let me just reassure you of a couple key things, and then I ll follow up with you next week again. First of all,...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Spiritual warfare and demonic posession, demonic posession, generational curses
demonic posession, generational curses, fellow christians: To answer your question briefly, I would like to mention that not all sicknesses are the result of demon oppression. However, christians can and do come under demon oppression (if their walk with God is not right). This is different from demon possession....

Christianity -- Christian Living: Spiritual warfare and demonic possession, generational curses, fellow christians
generational curses, fellow christians, demonic possession: Leslie, There are many in this world that would rather you see them as some type of spiritual giant. They use different tactics, but the same measure of non-Biblical promotion of their spirituality to get you to respect them. Here is the problem, as I...

Christianity -- Christian Living: spiritural gifts, god calleth jesus, high school education
god calleth jesus, high school education, romans 8: Greetings in the name of Jesus, the christ... Holy Spirit dwells in men (spiritually,not bodily) and still does: Romans 8:1-16, 1Corithians 3:16-17 These are the gifts given: 1Cr 12:1 Now concerning spiritual [gifts], brethren, I would not have...

Christianity -- Christian Living: How To Tell My Best Friend I Love Her, Dating, Courting
Dating, Courting, Friendship: Dear brother Ian, If more marriages would begin by the two having such a friendship!!! You are blessed, my friend to find such a one! Speaking the truth to her is essential. You have begun your relationship on that basis, stay with it! You did beautifully...

Christianity -- Christian Living: TITHING, chronic health condition, testament scriptures
chronic health condition, testament scriptures, medical debts: V, thanks for your question. You are right to be concerned that you please the Giver with your resources. First, I d like to make it clear that tithing is not a New Testament or New Covenant command. As you read the New Testament scriptures, you ll not...

Christianity -- Christian Living: TITHING, chronic health condition, medical debts
chronic health condition, medical debts, medical debt: Hello V, God Bless you too! And abundantly. God is good all the time. In order to answer this question it would help to turn to Jesus for support. Can I ask you this, has your giving helped you and given you the benefit to pay off your debt? Your question...

Christianity -- Christian Living: TITHING, tithing, priesthood
tithing, priesthood, giving: Dear V, Here are a few portions of Scripture for you to familiarize yourself with so that my answer will make more sense: Numbers 18:26, Deuteronomy 12:17-19, 14:22-28, Nehemiah 10:38, Matthew 23:23-24, Luke 11:42. Ok. From the above verses referring...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Tithing?, patriarch abraham, testament scripture
patriarch abraham, testament scripture, melchezidek: Hello Joe, Spirit-led is definietly appropriate! Too true! God Bless you too! May God s peace and assurance cover you and your family and may you always know what you know through the Love of Christ. *You are a blessing too! (Thanks! To God...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Tithing, chronic health condition, medical debts
chronic health condition, medical debts, covenant law: Hello V, I think that I ve answered this before but I ll do it again briefly. Tithing was part of the Law of Moses. That law was annuled; became void, when Jesus was resurrected and his New Covenant (law) came into effect. Read Hebrews. The only people bound...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Tolerance, pope benedict 16, roman catholic theologian
pope benedict 16, roman catholic theologian, yu gi oh cards: Greg, Thank you for your questions and the opportunty to help. Please allow me to share with you what I have come to learn about these subjects... As the popularity of the Harry Potter series continues to grow, Christian parents are left with some difficult...

Christianity -- Christian Living: 'VALENTINE'S DAY', Valentine, Valentine's Day
Valentine, Valentine's Day, Sin: Dear Thomas, You are correct in your assessment of this non-Christian, non-Biblical holi-day! Pagans in Rome celebrated the evening of February 14th and February 15th as an idolatrous and immoral festival in honor of Lupercus the hunter of wolves . It...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Women Preachers, women preachers, standing in the gap
women preachers, standing in the gap, must be the devil: Hello, Trip. The Bible teaches that we are currently in a period of Great Tribulation. The Bible teaches that at this time, God the Holy Spirit has left all of the churches and congregations, and Satan has been installed as ruler there (II Thessalonians...

Christianity -- Christian Living: in the world but not of it, in the world, not of it
in the world, not of it, mission: Hi Simon, It s good to hear from you. Another good question, too! First of all, what do you understand by this phrase? [in the world but not of it] . I understand that phrase to mean that when we become followers of Jesus Christ, we will do as...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Abusive Mother, bi polar disorder, rehearsal dinner
bi polar disorder, rehearsal dinner, biblical perspective: Hello Justin, First, read 1 Cor 13:4-7 several times if you have to. In place of the word love put the word I and see how well it fits. I found a little something on the web at http://www.20daypersuasion.com/bonusproducts/DifficultPple.pdf that you...

Christianity -- Christian Living: abusive Mother, bi polar disorder, rehearsal dinner
bi polar disorder, rehearsal dinner, biblical perspective: Dera Justin, I do not think that you can find any specific biblical references for children needing to walk away from their parents. You are an adult person and you can certainly take a decision by yourself. I think you have absolutely the duty to do...

Christianity -- Christian Living: abusive Mother, bi polar disorder, rehearsal dinner
bi polar disorder, rehearsal dinner, biblical perspective: Justin, What you have described is a complex situation. There are many factors that need to be addressed. 1. You have honored your Mother and your Father by attempting to get them to share their feelings with you. I hope that this included a dialogue,...

Christianity -- Christian Living: abusive Mother, abuse, suicide
abuse, suicide, parenting: Hi Justin, I m so sorry to hear of the difficult place in which you find yourself. I know of this type of thing personally in my family though it is a different relationship than an abusive mother. You are not wrong to consider that this might have a...

Christianity -- Christian Living: abusive Mother, bi polar disorder, rehearsal dinner
bi polar disorder, rehearsal dinner, biblical perspective: Justin, sorry I do not have any Scriptures which advises children to walk away from their parents. The Scriptures, in fact, point the other way around.... Ex 20:12 12 Honor your father and your mother, so that you may live long in the land the Lord...

Christianity -- Christian Living: abusive Mother, bi polar disorder, rehearsal dinner
bi polar disorder, rehearsal dinner, biblical perspective: Hello Justin, Congratulations on your happy occassion! Thank you for your question, I know this cannot be easy for you, and I know you are trying to deal with this the best that your heart will allow. Oh boy you have asked me a question that is near...

Christianity -- Christian Living: abusive Mother, bi polar disorder, rehearsal dinner
bi polar disorder, rehearsal dinner, biblical perspective: Hello, Justin. The Bible instructs us in Exodus 20 that we are to honor our father and mother. Exodus 20:12: Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee. Romans 12:18: If it be possible,...

Christianity -- Christian Living: abusive Mother, bi polar disorder, rehearsal dinner
bi polar disorder, rehearsal dinner, biblical perspective: There aren t many examples of children walking away from their parents because the parent has misbehaved. From a biblical perspective I think there are several dynamics that must be carefully balanced. On the one hand you must and should be respectful...

Christianity -- Christian Living: abusive Mother, bi polar disorder, rehearsal dinner
bi polar disorder, rehearsal dinner, biblical perspective: I had to think about this one awhile. There is never a justification in shutting one s parent(s) out of your life. You, as a Christian, are to have love for one another; even an enemy. Ever hear the expression, kill em with kindness? What your...

Christianity -- Christian Living: abusive Mother, bi polar disorder, rehearsal dinner
bi polar disorder, rehearsal dinner, biblical perspective: Dear Justin, You mother s erratic, unstable and abusive behavior seems to be spiritual. The work of evil spirits which she has somehow let into her life. Demonic spirits are prevalent where bitterness and anger are heightened. Read the bible concerning...

Christianity -- Christian Living: adultery, god states, governments of the world
god states, governments of the world, jehoiada: Hello, Dave. You re referring to I Corinthians 6, where God states in verse 9 that adulterers will not inherit the Kingdom of God. Then, in verse 11, it says: And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified...

Christianity -- Christian Living: apostasy, lord of hosts, pastor don
lord of hosts, pastor don, apostate: Hi Bobby, Thanks for this great question. Here is the simple answer, if your friend has the desire to come back, then we know that the Hebrews passage does not apply to him, because God promised to take all those who return to Him. Zechariah 1:3 3...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Bad Christians, wolves, church discipline
wolves, church discipline, Matthew 18: Dear Jen, Your hurt and concerns are shared by so many who have been wounded by those within the professing Body of MESSIAH. It is not a new problem however... Even among the early apostles we find Judas... Paul had his Demas(2Tim 4:10)and John must have...

Christianity -- Christian Living: What does the Bible say about long distance relationships?, Truth, Lies
Truth, Lies, evil: Dear Chase, I appreciate you wanting to come clean in this matter. It is the best way. It may not feel right at the time, but MESSIAH said that it is The Truth that shall make you free! (John 8:32) Now JESUS was referring to HIS Word in that verse,...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Broken Relationship HELP please, deep feelings, broken relationship
deep feelings, broken relationship, time university: Samson - thanks for your question, my heart does go out to you. It s a tough situation you re in for sure, but unfortunately you created it. However, the best you can hope for is she has forgiven you for your sins against her, as the necessary starting point...

Christianity -- Christian Living: What to believe?, jewish rabbi, prometheus books
jewish rabbi, prometheus books, believing god: 730pm sat, 3-6 hi connie; good question; I m glad to learn that you re questioning things. I can help; but you need to be willing to THINK CAREFULLY. sometimes this is tough. I ve been through my share of tough times. And tho the pain was tough,...

Christianity -- Christian Living: blasphemy, multitude of sins, god my friend
multitude of sins, god my friend, sideing: Ryan, I m glad you spoke to your Priest. Of course, I stated biblically what is said in the Scriptures. I explained what the unforgiveable sin is, as stated by God. When God says there is one sin that is not forgivable, that is Truth. Man cannot change...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Caught in Life, God, seperatness
God, seperatness, image: Hi Jesse, Your feelings reflect your thoughts. Feelings are the body s reaction to thoughts and thought processes. We all seem to have a need to “pursue God” because we believe we are separate from Him and need to “get back to Him.” That is like having...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Daniel's Dream, God's revelation, dreams
God's revelation, dreams, the Sovereignty of God: 9 March 2010 Dear Nivlac, Thank you for your question. In this dream, the great overshadowing of the world stands for a ruler who needs to be humbled. This, of course, is Nebuchadnezzar. He needs to learn that it is God who is truly Sovereign over...

Christianity -- Christian Living: eternal sin, personal repentance, thy word is a lamp unto my feet
personal repentance, thy word is a lamp unto my feet, galatians 2: Hello, Ryan. I cannot tell you whether or not God has forgiven you. That is something only you and God can ultimately know. However, I can indicate to you what the evidences of salvation will be in a person. For one, the person will have an intense desire...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Fear of Hell, salvation, fear of death
salvation, fear of death, hell: John - thanks for your question. My apologies for getting back to you late. My travel schedule has been rough. You are not alone in being a target of the enemy in putting fear and doubt into your mind. This is of the Devil, not you. Rom 8:1 is a great...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Feminine Spirit, transgender, repentance
transgender, repentance, forgiveness: Hi Michiru Thank you for trusting me with the opportunity to respond to your question. I can understand the kind of holy fear you have about Jesus returning as Judge. But those who live upright lives and whose trust is in the Lord will have nothing to...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Feminine Spirit, thorn in my side, presence of god
Christianity -- Christian Living: Feminine Spirit, thorn in my side, presence of god, dear brothers

Christianity -- Christian Living: Perverse spirit, god jesus christ, hope god
Christianity -- Christian Living: Perverse spirit, god jesus christ, hope god

Christianity -- Christian Living: failing to grow in the word and feeling find about it., ingersoll robert, robert g ingersoll
ingersoll robert, robert g ingersoll, prometheus books: 820pm sunday; hi, sadie; your question is not clear. I usually advise that one be CLEAR in her thinking & acting. The following 2 references were very helpful to me as I wondered, then studied and thought, then outgrew the deeply flawed christian...

Christianity -- Christian Living: A few issues, initial conversations, christian counselor
initial conversations, christian counselor, counseling ministry: Hello Peter, Thank you very much. I m glad that you have found comfort in the answers to your questions. Well, in answer to the issues you have, I have to say that dealing with phobias in the form of fear can be quite challenging, and yes, one can look...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Gay, gross sins, hello jeff
gross sins, hello jeff, unsaved person: Hello, Jeff. Homosexuality is wrong because the Bible teaches that it s wrong. For example, we read in Romans 1:27: And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one towards another; men with men working that...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Hobbies and the Christian Life, art rubber stamps, lord jesus christ
art rubber stamps, lord jesus christ, false god: Idolatry is the worship of a false god. The issue is whether this hobby has replaced God in your affections and do you depend upon it to save you. If not, then it could be nothing worse than a distraction from better things, or a waste of time and resources....

Christianity -- Christian Living: Homework Question, homework question, reading scriptures
homework question, reading scriptures, confession of faith: Can you provide scripture references which shows how a person can surrender his life to God (the steps in surrendering or the marks of a surrendered life)? Your immediate response will be highly appreciated. This question was constructed and came across...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Jesus question, missouri synod lutheran, hare krishnas
missouri synod lutheran, hare krishnas, old testament: Hi Joanna, --- I really do respect you and your opinions for this reason. And so once again I solicit your opinion. I am honored by your kind words and happy to share as I may. According to the Bible the One God chose Abraham and gave him His Torah...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Marital and In-law conflict, guilty feelings, christian principles
guilty feelings, christian principles, mother in law: Dear Diane, My heart goes out to you. I have seen and been involved in so many similar situations as the economy and illness nationally are both on the rise...I pray that you receive this from me... Your husband is the head of your home. (Eph 5:23-24)...

Christianity -- Christian Living: marriage troubles, marriage troubles, lili allen
marriage troubles, lili allen, dear sister: Dear sister Lili Allen, I have answered similar questions frequently so I am able to draw from some of those in an effort to get you answers in a timely fashion... It is important for us as believers to be able to minister to our unbelieving family members....

Christianity -- Christian Living: I need guidance, cards flowers, birthday cards
cards flowers, birthday cards, whys: Rayma, It would be nice sometimes if the way we thought the world should be, was actually the way it turned out. But just because we think it, or can see it in our minds, and feel it in our hearts; that does not make it so. I understand your heart is...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Perverse spirit, Victory over sin
Victory over sin: Damian, Hello. My name is Elder Greg Madden and I am a volunteer on the All Experts site. I hope you don t mind but your questions was placed in the question pool (an option for the volunteers to use) and I thought I may be able to help. Before I do...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Psychics, true psychics, spiritists
true psychics, spiritists, light of dawn: Isaiah:19, 20 below clearly states that there is one true God that men can enquire of; the other alternative source are evil spirits from mediums and spiritists..... Isa 8:19-20 19 When men tell you to consult mediums and spiritists, who whisper and...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Raise, case god, lenin
case god, lenin, catagory: My Friend, I am so proud of you! You have waited upon the Lord and when He gave you counsel, you followed it. I see that you learned a great deal from this adventure. I m sure your boss has great respect for you also. Isn t it wonderful, my friend, to...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Religious Titles, Pastor, Father
Pastor, Father, Ministry Gifts: I certainly agree that today “titles” and “degrees” attained by some ministers have gotten out of hand! However, Paul confirms the fact that there are distinctive callings named within the Body of MESSIAH. Ephesians 4:11 “And He Himself gave some to be apostles,...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Spiritual Opression (Obsession), two cents, obsession
two cents, obsession, additions: Hi Ryan.... Listen Ryan, would you please re-send your query in PRIVATE MODE? There are some on this website that love to get in their two cents, and usually aren t accurate in their additions... So if you would, we can get to your query! I await your...

Christianity -- Christian Living: speaking in tounges/fortune-tellers., fortune tellers, speaking in tongues
fortune tellers, speaking in tongues, god questions: MOTHER SPEAKS IN TONGUES “Speaking in tongues” was brought about for a specific purpose & once that purpose had been accomplished, the “gift” ended. Here are a few points to reason on— 1. In the first century, the miraculous gifts of the spirit, including...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Temptation and the Unpardonable Sin, pulling down strongholds, weapons of our warfare
pulling down strongholds, weapons of our warfare, friend jesus: Dear brother Ben, I have already tried to answer this for you in saying, Thoughts are a part of the whole battle, my friend. JESUS said in Matthew 5:28 But I say to you that whoever looks at a woman to lust for her has already committed adultery with...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Temptation and unpardonable sin, fear of god, good thoughts
fear of god, good thoughts, word of god: Hi Ben. Thank you for this great question. If I tell you, whatever you do, do not think about ice cream.... the first thing you do is picture some ice cream... this is the nature of human thought. If you think about the kind of bad thought you are to...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Unusual place to preach the Gospel, sex chat lines, sexual immorality
sex chat lines, sexual immorality, intense prayer: While I laud your desire to minister to people in bondage, yet I don t believe your specific methods in this situation are wise nor do I believe them to be fruitful. On the wisdom front consider the image/reputation/example you are presenting. Unfortunately,...

Christianity -- Christian Living: unforgivible sin, old testament prophets, blasphemy against the holy spirit
old testament prophets, blasphemy against the holy spirit, proof of jesus: Hello Randy, Read Matthew 12 again and pay close attention, very close attention to the context. You need to be aware of the fact that the miracles worked by Jesus and his disciples, as well as all of the prophets of God in the past, were done to provide...

Christianity -- Christian Living: unforgivible sin, blasphemy of the holy spirit, blasphemy against the holy spirit
blasphemy of the holy spirit, blasphemy against the holy spirit, apostle john: Matthew 12:31-32 (New International Version) 31And so I tell you, every sin and blasphemy will be forgiven men, but the blasphemy against the Spirit will not be forgiven. 32Anyone who speaks a word against the Son of Man will be forgiven, but anyone who speaks...

Christianity -- Christian Living: a word from god, psalm 37, god question
psalm 37, god question, precious sister: Dear Virginia! Consider evil as it s definition suggests: A primitive root; properly to spoil (literally by breaking to pieces); figuratively to make (or be) good for nothing, that is, bad (physically, socially or morally). (associate selves and show self...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Where 2 find in the Bible, Waiting, Prayer
Waiting, Prayer, Hearing: Dear Donna, It appears that you already know in your heart. If the man has the same witness and is a leader in the church, then let him lead in this relationship as well... You should continue to pray and seek the LORD for HIS confirmation in the relationship....

Christianity -- Christian Living: blasphemy against the holy spirit, blasphemy of the holy spirit, blasphemy against the holy spirit
blasphemy of the holy spirit, blasphemy against the holy spirit, work of the holy spirit: Ryan, That is correct. If they came to Christ by faith, they would be forgiven of their sins. Some have suggested that the blasphemy of the Holy Spirit is the rejection of Christ and His redemptive work. According to Scripture, that is the only thing that...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Cain, straight forward answer, line answer
straight forward answer, line answer, blood line: I ll try to give a straight forward answer...even though it s a complicated question. Many beliefs today teach that it s because Cain is the seed of the Devil. This is untrue Genesis 4:1 disproves these teachings. I think the easiest answer is that...

Christianity -- Christian Living: So...how does a Chrisitan get over a news addiction?, running in circles, conspiracy theories
running in circles, conspiracy theories, hands of god: Dear Elizabeth Thanks for your question. I m sorry to hear you ve been having these troubles. It sounds quite like you are struggling with some anxiety issues and I think you would do well to speak to a psychologist about them, particularly to see if...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Christian Afterlife, death afterlife, islam islam
death afterlife, islam islam, islam beliefs: Hi Brittany, I m happy to help. :-) I do not know much about the Muslim afterlife specifically. So, I m going to list a few websites that address this. http://www.truthnet.org/islam/Islam-Bible/4Islambeliefs/index.htm http://www.religionfacts.com/islam/beliefs/afterlife.htm...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Christian Strength, psalm 40, psalm 37
psalm 40, psalm 37, confidence in god: Jamie, I am encouraged to read that you have absolute confidence in God s answer to your prayers. I also understand that you are becoming discouraged and are having a hard time waiting on Him. As you’ve asked, I want to remind you of some Scriptures that...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Crushed Soul, profession of faith, emotional status
profession of faith, emotional status, sexual thoughts: My abilities do not include being able to counsel people on the level you require. I must suggest therefore you contact a minister who is trained in this area you require. You should be able to find a number of them on this website. Regards; Bill Hohman...

Christianity -- Christian Living: calling, christian signs, spiritual signs
christian signs, spiritual signs, bible translations: Dear Dennis Firstly, I am deeply sorry to hear about your losses. The pain must be unbearable for you and I cannot imagine how it must feel. I have lost many people in my family as well, so I do know some of the feelings, but each situation is so unique...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Why doesn't God protect his children, ingersoll robert, robert g ingersoll
ingersoll robert, robert g ingersoll, prometheus books: 740pm mon, 4-19-10 hi, nathan; I m sorry you re uncomfortable with some things. But PLEASED that your concerns are prompting you to ask some important questions. I can help, IF you ll pay attention and learn. It seems that you may...

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Christianity -- Christian Living: Help!, prayer warrior, gods eyes
Christianity -- Christian Living: Help!, prayer warrior, gods eyes, judgment day

Christianity -- Christian Living: Why, why, why?, loving lordship, god hates divorce
Christianity -- Christian Living: Why, why, why?, loving lordship, god hates divorce, jesus jesus

Christianity -- Christian Living: Haunting thoughts, parables of christ, gift of the holy spirit
parables of christ, gift of the holy spirit, accountability partner: Denis, I began praying for you before I answered the question. The guilt you feel is our enemy s biggest weapon. If you have confessed this sin, and repented of it, then you can claim the promise that God is faithful and just and will forgive your sins...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Help!, Traditions, Easter
Traditions, Easter, Christmas: Dear Nova, That is exactly what I was referring to. Sunday service Where in the Scriptures does GOD change HIS Sabbath from the Seventh Day to the First day? Nowhere. In fact it was changed in the year 323AD (300 years after JESUS ascended into heaven!)...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Help to forgive, kid issues, christian wife
kid issues, christian wife, good god: Dear Milton, I can understand the anger that you must have for what sounds like an awful situation. This type of circumstance is exactly why GOD hates divorce in the first place. It always causes others (usually children and innocent family members) to...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Hi there, testament examples, story of job
testament examples, story of job, jesus on the cross: Dear Gerrit Thank you for your question. It is a very interesting question that I think is important to ask and understand. My view is that forgiveness and consequence are two very different issues. When we sin (which is all the time), these sins make...

Christianity -- Christian Living: help, christian chat room, faith issues
christian chat room, faith issues, muslim woman: Dear goga, A couple of things come to mind: 1. Be very cautious about putting yourself between a woman and her husband. 2. If she is a believer than the Scriptures that she is reading (online or otherwise) will feed her spirit no matter where she is reading....

Christianity -- Christian Living: My hope is slipping away?, God's will, hope
God's will, hope, life: Dear Elizabeth, Thank you for contacting me. I will try and give you some things to consider as you find your balance and press on… Please understand that I am not one of those “GOD has a plan for your life” kind of guys… Though HE does, that cliché has...

Christianity -- Christian Living: It hurts, true emotions, hole in my heart
true emotions, hole in my heart, time of trouble: Hi Denis - sorry for late reply, I ve been traveling. I m very sorry to hear of your pain, I know how much broken relationships can hurt. There really is only one answer, and that is prayer. Pray fervently asking Jesus to heal your heart, to help you forgive...

Christianity -- Christian Living: impure thoughts, bible, rules
bible, rules, thoughts: Hi S, I have to be honest with you and share what I know. Other wise I would not be true to myself and I would not be helping you out. The bible is not a set of rules and regulations. It is rather a history of God relating to man and telling him what...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Who is Jesus, king james bible, hebrew scriptures
king james bible, hebrew scriptures, biblical doctrines: Hi Ryan, First, throw away the NIV and get a King James Bible. The NIV alters and deletes countless verses, adds words to the text that are not there, removes several important biblical doctrines and adds several false doctrines not taught in the real Bible...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Knowing?, true miracle, lucretia
true miracle, lucretia, mcclellan: Hi Lucretia, If a true miracle accompanies this situation and it clearly is intended to let you know, nothing left to doubt, that God is telling you something, then you ll know. Otherwise, it s just your desire to keep this person on your mind for whatever...

Christianity -- Christian Living: What to do if you are losing motivation?, jesus return, dear elizabeth
jesus return, dear elizabeth, platitudes: Dear Elizabeth, Get into the very presence of Jesus now. Feel Him and experience Him. He is available now not only when He returns in His body. His presence and His kingdom are here with us now. Draw near to Him and He will draw near to you. That His...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Messiah, rex mundi, messianic prophecies
rex mundi, messianic prophecies, messiah 2: Hi Gene, Glad to hear you are being blessed by my studies. Question 1). If forced to give a yes or no answer to your first question I would reply: Yes. I believe Jesus is the Messiah and has been such since before the beginning of time. To give a...

Christianity -- Christian Living: I'm afraid that I won't go to Heaven because I'm a teen, and I've masturbated before., lifestyle of rebellion, loving obedience
lifestyle of rebellion, loving obedience, obedience to god: Yes! If you cling to the crucified but risen King, you too will be raised to live forever. You will be with Him in Heaven until He remakes the heavens and the earth. Then you and I and all the faithful will enjoy the new creation with Him :) You should...

Christianity -- Christian Living: marriage, holy spirit, 33 years
holy spirit, 33 years, 19 years: Dear Nate, You do not need me or ANY other human to give you direction... The Holy SPIRIT and HIS Word are already accomplishing that. I pray that you will follow HIS leading! May you be blessed in HIS Truth as you accomplish HIS will! And may your pastor...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Parent divorce, step mom, dear ryan
step mom, dear ryan, sending gifts: Dear Ryan, To really forgive you must re establish your relationship. She is your mother and God told us to honor parents. Even if they are human and make big mistakes. Forgiveness is unconditional. Yours heart knows this so love her properly once...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Passover, passover meal, lord of the sabbath
passover meal, lord of the sabbath, jewish rabbi: Hello, Rich. First of all, I never wrote that all pre-Jesus Laws were abolished. Please show me where I said this. The moral laws which God gave, which are found throughout the Old Testament, are still in effect. We are still to honor our father and...

Christianity -- Christian Living: am I pushing my husband away with the "Word", respect, forgiveness
respect, forgiveness, God: Hi Victoria, Let’s go over some basics here. Two people are in a relationship by choice. They remain that way by choice. If one chooses to go somewhere else, the other person in the relationship cannot really stop them. God is love. By that I...

Christianity -- Christian Living: RE: Advice, finding strength, messiah
finding strength, messiah, spite: Dear Stephanie, I am sorry but I believe that you have me confused with one of the other experts. I could not find you in my list. In spite of that, I do pray that you will find the strength (IN MESSIAH) to forgive as HE directs! Sincerely, Pastor Ro...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Relationships, accommodation company, student accommodation
accommodation company, student accommodation, parking space: Rose, the ultimate rule for those who follow Jesus is simply to love. I do not mean the vague, warm feelings and fluffy emotions kind of love, but the kind of love that sacrificially puts the best of others before self. I must say that, according to your...

Christianity -- Christian Living: relationship ??'s, 10 commandments, boyfriends
10 commandments, boyfriends, honesty: Sorry it took me so long to answer...I ve been praying through what to say. You talk about cheating, but you say it wasn t sex. Then you talk about longing for your boyfriends touch. I would say that at the least you re a little confused. A Christian...

Christianity -- Christian Living: sexual immorality, sexual immorality, flight expenses
sexual immorality, flight expenses, christans: There are two issues here. The first issue concerns exposing yourselves to temptation. When we pray the Lord s prayer we are essentially asking God to protect us from falling into temptation... Matt 6:13 13 Don t bring us into temptation, but deliver...

Christianity -- Christian Living: spiritual gift?, Prophetic Dreams, Prophecy
Prophetic Dreams, Prophecy, Dreams: Dear Stephenie, Regarding seeing aura colors and/or being an empath , there are no Biblical references regarding them being gifts of the SPIRIT of GOD. As for prophetic dreams qualifying for a gift of the SPIRIT of GOD, I do not find that listed...

Christianity -- Christian Living: A Teen with some, mature christians, harsh realities
mature christians, harsh realities, walk with jesus: Elizabeth, Your situation is not so uncommon. You re in such a time in your life that the real world seems so daunting and overwhelming. Your senses can lead you to believe a lie that your faith in God s reality must overcome. I am so grateful and...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Toxic Realtionship, e mail address, profession of faith
e mail address, profession of faith, emotional status: Hi Denis, I m sorry, but I can t give out my private e-mail address. However, all you have to do to contact me privately is to choose the private box when you send me a message. No one else will be able to read your message but me. Sincerely, Mr. McClella...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Why, why, why?, Nazi, Muslim
Nazi, Muslim, Jew: Hi Ellen, when you ask why God prefers a social institution entered into for perhaps not the best of reasons over a true feeling of love I assume you are speaking of marriage? Actually marriage isn t merely a social institution in the complete...

Christianity -- Christian Living: 10 commandments?, relationship with god, that would make sense
relationship with god, that would make sense, chapter 3: Well...I pray about every question I m given here. I prayed long and hard about this particular answer because it had a real worldly tone to it. That is to say, I m not sure that this person has a relationship with God. In that case I tried to give...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Advice for a longing friend, god is god, god god
god is god, god god, human relationship: Hi Rebe I m sorry to hear how you are feeling. My advice to you would be to really study the 4 gospel stories. I know you will have already read them, but take time to study them closely and imagine that you were a disciple, walking alongside Jesus as he...

Christianity -- Christian Living: What advice, god is god, god god
god is god, god god, human relationship: Hi Rebe, Thanks for this great question. If your friend is saved, God will make Himself known to your friend eventually in a very specific way. God has designed everything around your freind to make Him like Christ. You may not be able to say the magic...

Christianity -- Christian Living: What the bible says about homosexuality, bible and science, american psychological association
bible and science, american psychological association, vain babblings: Hello again Curious, I do not take issue with homosexuals having benifits from the government. I take issue with calling it marriage. Homosexuality does hurt people. It destroys a society from within. It helps the spread of aids and it weakens the moral...

Christianity -- Christian Living: The bible seems to be contradictory on this issue. I don't know how to act as a Christian, niv bible, american psychological association
niv bible, american psychological association, what a wonderful world: My friend, I think you need to dwell in my first answer a lot longer. Yes, I can tell you ve thought about this a lot. And no, I don t think God made them that way . I think it has to do with sin. You ask, How does homosexuality affect others? I think...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Christian and Catholic Realationships, Christian, Catholic
Christian, Catholic, Protestant: Hi Jessica, My heart always goes out to young people who are in the midst of questions of love and religion. I m sorry your boyfriend decided to leave for the stated reason of Christian v Catholic. I can reassure you on two fronts. First, just because...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Christian Claims, ingersoll robert, robert g ingersoll
ingersoll robert, robert g ingersoll, prometheus books: 230pm mon, 5-17 hi josiah, thanx for your 2 questions. 1. lives changed ? sure it s all hocus-pocus nonsense. Any of us, when attracted to a new idea, can change our behavior. 2. Why I m an expert? Simple, I ve kept my brain in operation, avoiding...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Christianity and bioethics, mothers womb, lord and savior
mothers womb, lord and savior, terminal patient: Amie thanks for writing...I ll try to be specific. 1. What is your view on abortion, do you believe it is wrong? Christianity teaches that ALL life is by Gods design. Jeremiah 1:5 says Before I formed you in your mother’s womb 1 I chose you. Before...

Christianity -- Christian Living: How should Christians go about this issue?, Psychology, History
Psychology, History, Scriptures: Dear Confused, I had hoped that my answer did not leave the impression that I automatically associate all homosexuality with being pedophiles. Evidently it did. Sorry! I can say that was the case that affected my own family. I can also say that I know of...

Christianity -- Christian Living: why doesnt god forgive all sins, believing in jesus christ, personal savior
believing in jesus christ, personal savior, believing in jesus: Well...this is a complicated/simple question...depending on where you come from. He does... The blashpeme of the Holy Spirit that is unforgivible, is the not believing in Jesus Christ as a personal savior (ie. not accepting His saving grace). There have...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Faith, writers of the bible, hard to keep the faith
writers of the bible, hard to keep the faith, father son and holy spirit: Hi Amanda, The word “God” is just a title for the original source, or creator, of all things other than “himself.” God obviously exists or the universe would not exist. As you ve correctly suspected, God refers to a group of supernatural beings, not to...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Faith, Christianity, Romanism
Christianity, Romanism, Traditions: Dear Amanda, Let me begin by saying that you are not alone in your quest for real substantial faith. I receive this question often and mostly from folks that have grown up in church. The problem isn t so much with believing. The problem for most seems...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Friendship, friendship, relationships
friendship, relationships, friends: Dear Niecy, From what you have told me, if I were you, I wouldn t feel guilty about not having your friend stay with you when you get your own apartment. You have helped your friend out beyond what would be expected under the circumstances that you...

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Christianity -- Christian Living: Helping my daughter, jesus and the woman at the well, sex before marriage
jesus and the woman at the well, sex before marriage, woman at the well: Dear Carrie, Of course you should help your daughter. You cannot stop her from sinning but you must be there for her when she decides to turn back and do the right things. Please read about Jesus and the woman at the well in John chapter 4. He told...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Homosexuality and Religion, homosexuality and religion, american psychological association
homosexuality and religion, american psychological association, david and jonathan: My pleasure. Here s my study on that verse: Biblical Questions Biblical Answers Understanding I Corinthians 6:9 and 1 Timothy 1:10 A Study by John of AllFaith © 1999 updated 11.28.09 (http://allfaith.com/Grace/ICor6_9.html) There are very few...

Christianity -- Christian Living: heaven & hell, abrahams bosom, rich mans table
abrahams bosom, rich mans table, saints of god: Hi Sharon, Thank you for this great question! There are several things that help us understand the state of the dead before the resurrection: 1. Jesus plainly taught that the dead are aware. In His story of the rich man and Lazarus we see that they...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Marriage, emotional attraction, scriptural references
emotional attraction, scriptural references, closest of friends: Rebe, Since God, as far as I can tell, does not prohibit nor condone the action, it would be Scriptural to marry. Now we come to another scenario. If the law states that there can be no marrying of cousins, then God says that we should abide by the law....

Christianity -- Christian Living: Marriage, marriage between cousins, genetic disorder
marriage between cousins, genetic disorder: Hi Ruth, Thanks for the opportunity to add some thoughts on why it s probably considered important. While I don t know about the specific statistics you cite which I ve seen reported in a few places, let s take a worst case scenario just to illustrate why...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Marriage, criminal offence, dear ruth
criminal offence, dear ruth, intimate relations: Dear Ruth, As far as I can see you are right. It seems that it is left up to the laws of the state to determine what is defined as incest. Some states allow it and others demand its prohibition by law. It can be a criminal offence and as such...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Marriage, ingersoll robert, robert g ingersoll
ingersoll robert, robert g ingersoll, prometheus books: 1pm cst, wed, 5-12 hi, ruth; marriage between cousins? this might be a concern for genetic reasons; but there is no good reason to consult the bible about this. The following 2 references were very helpful to me as I wondered, then studied and thought,...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Marriage, abrahams son, son of adam and eve
abrahams son, son of adam and eve, bible question: Sorry but I have no more to add except the following: Having said all this, here comes the prohibition… Lev 18:6 6 No one is to approach any close relative to have sexual relations. I am the Lord. NIV Why did the Lord prohibit sexual relationships...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Marriage, old testiment, marrying cousins
old testiment, marrying cousins, bible god: Hello, Thank you for your question, God does not specifically forbid it, but then again, God doesn t specifically forbid alot of things that are clearly moral issues. Paul tells us that everything is permissible, but not everything is beneficial, and I...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Marriage, genetic variance, first cousins
genetic variance, first cousins, god commands: Rebe, You are correct that the Scriptures do not speak directly to the question of first cousins marrying. It does, however, speak to the issue of following the laws of the governing authorities (Romans 13, 1 Peter 2), so our God commands that we obey...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Marriage, intimate relations, birth defects
intimate relations, birth defects, cousins: I don t see a specific statement. However, we are commanded, in Scripture, to obey the rulers placed over us, i.e. the government. This is true so long as the government s rules do not specifically contradict scripture and/or the government s laws are immoral,...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Marriage, king james bible, pastor don
king james bible, pastor don, intimate relations: Hi Rebe, Thanks for this very interesting question. The word cousin is only used once in the King James Bible, and it was not speaking about marriage. There does seem to be an indication, at least in ancient Bible tradition, that marriage of cousins was...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Marriage Crisis, christian counsellor, church denomination
christian counsellor, church denomination, marriage crisis: It is possible to restore your family/marriage relationship. The fact is, you ve broken trust and faith with your husband. Trust is very difficult to rebuild and could take and extremely long time. How long should you wait? Forever if necessary? If he ultimately...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Martyrdom?, christian religions, eastern religions
christian religions, eastern religions, biblical christianity: Hi Jan - thanks for your question. I m not sure who would tell you such lies, but this is abolutely untrue. Jesus was our one and only ultimate sacrifice and we who believe in him and make our Lord King and Savior will spend eternity with him. This is the...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Mormon Faith, mormon faith, high school seniors
mormon faith, high school seniors, mormon beliefs: Hi Dina, It is never my intention to offend anyone however I must admit I am amused that you would criticize me for disagreeing with the LDS position on this important topic and then immediately criticize 99.9% of the Christian (and Jewish) faith for their...

Christianity -- Christian Living: married, marriage, sex
marriage, sex, God: Hi Lisa, Marriage is something a man and a woman does publicly, in front of others as a witness. Common Law marriages are marriages because two people have agreed to live together and grow as one unity. They are not marriages because of a piece of paper....

Christianity -- Christian Living: Overcoming marriage problems, 1 corinthians 7, medication problems
1 corinthians 7, medication problems, apostle paul: Hi Kate, Thank you for this great question. I am glad for your commitment to be as Biblical as possible in your relationship. The Apostle Paul offers the best advice in this situation: 1 Corinthians 7:1-2 Now concerning the things whereof ye wrote...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Prayer Room at the Airport, prayer, prayer room
prayer, prayer room, witness: Hi Sandra, I must admit that I had four initial reactions to your question. My first reaction was that I fall asleep while praying all the time, so I m not one to talk! :-D Even with the light on, I fall asleep while praying. Somehow, though, this probably...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Prophecy, Prophecy, Prophet
Prophecy, Prophet, Prophetesses: Dear Sandy, Thank you for the question. There is much confusion among professing believers (and unbelievers) today concerning this gift and ministry. It is a HUGE subject, but I think that a brief look at one particular chapter might be beneficial to begin...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Prov 8:17, self evident truth, psalm 91
self evident truth, psalm 91, proberbs: Hi Teresa, good to hear from you again. Let s look at the background of the text for a moment and put your question in context. The Book of Proberbs is credited to Solomon, who succeeded King David, his father, on the throne of Israel around 970 B.C. Since...

Christianity -- Christian Living: A question of faith and disability?, mental health team, question of faith
mental health team, question of faith, home untill: Dear Kate Thank you for your question. It s certainly a tricky situation you are in. In many ways, it s tricky because there are no situations in the Bible like this - the Bible doesn t even talk about living together, because it s not the way people lived...

Christianity -- Christian Living: any comments on WCG and AC/AU?, holy spirit god, baptism of the holy spirit
holy spirit god, baptism of the holy spirit, worldwide church of god: Ambassador College - I was there too. Also in WCG for 25 years. My condolences. By the grace of God I got out soon after graduating from A.C./A.U. Then followed a few years of wandering, since it was very hard to fit in with other Christians. Then...

Christianity -- Christian Living: sex before marriage, mail cause, sex before marriage
mail cause, sex before marriage, sexual relation: Hello Zohaib Thank you for this very personal and honest question. I am sorry that you have chosen to do these things. The first thing you need to do is confess this to God. Next you need to confess these things to your pastor and you need to step down...

Christianity -- Christian Living: What to tell, god is god, god god
god is god, god god, human relationship: Wow...I ve prayed about this question for 2 days now....so here we go... All you can really do as this persons friend is pray for him. If he seeks your advice, you can tell him what has helped you; but outside of that there s really nothing you can say....

Christianity -- Christian Living: Yu Gi oh, jewish mom, grand scheme of things
jewish mom, grand scheme of things, light of eternity: Hello, thank you for your question. You are a very caring friend to have such a watchful eye, and it is frustrating when we can see the truth and value in something and others cannot. However, with that said, please do not allow this somewhat small oversight...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Adultery, ingersoll robert, robert g ingersoll
ingersoll robert, robert g ingersoll, prometheus books: 7am friday, 6-4 hi, nathan; ouch! that s a tough one! and I probably can t help much from here. Maybe go to counseling? I think that Part of the problem is your involvement in the christian mythology. I ve helped lots of folks improve their...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Your Answer, nice bloke, civilian volunteer
nice bloke, civilian volunteer, andrey: As I wrote before, I understand your position and how you feel. I m not here to tell you what to do. What I am here for is to help prevent others from suffering a similar fate as I did. I believe you know what I mean. I too have a most difficult time trusting...

Christianity -- Christian Living: almsgiving vs. tithe, testament passages, jesus talks
testament passages, jesus talks, two different things: Dear Amy Thanks for your question. I have to say that this is not an area of particular expertise for me, however, I ll give you what I know! As far as I know, there are no New Testament passages that talk of tithing. It was certainly an Old Testament...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Getting along with non Christians, christian lifestyle, confident person
christian lifestyle, confident person, perfect person: Hello V, Thank you for your question. I would have to say that the work place is a trap for gossip and for social politics and this is nothing new. Everyone has no choice but to work in close proximity of one another, and be forced to get along. This...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Getting along with non Christians, christian lifestyle, confident person
christian lifestyle, confident person, perfect person: Hello V, Do not be surprised at what is happening to you. By far, most people do not want their rebellious attitudes toward righteousness to be noticed and by being different from them you make their rebelliousness stand out and obvious. They then feel that...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Getting along with non Christians, christian lifestyle, confident person
christian lifestyle, confident person, perfect person: V, thanks for sharing your story. To be honest with you, we disciples of Jesus necessarily feel like outsiders when we try to incorporate our lives with those who are not following Him. If you read through 1 Peter, you ll find that he referred to the saints...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Getting along with non-christians, christian lifestyle, confident person
christian lifestyle, confident person, perfect person: Hi V , If we have fellowship with God and Christ, then we are never truly alone, even though it may often feel that way. Some attend churches where they have social fellowship, but still feel spiritually alone. Some even feel spiritually alone within...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Breakup with my girlfriend, Dating unbelievers
Dating unbelievers: Daniel, I caution you against drawing too many conclusions from what the Bible DOESN T say. The Bible is silent on the matter of dating altogether, really, because it wasn t something the people of God dealt with. God spoke to their cultural experience,...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Christian Values, psalm 37, homework assignment
psalm 37, homework assignment, jesus words: Hi Bruce, Forgive me, I didn t mean to offend you. It seems so many of the questions lately have been homework (calling for extensive research# that this one seemed #to me) to fall in that category too. Some even tell me it s their homework. I ll try to...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Core issue 001., proof of gods existence, son jesus christ
proof of gods existence, son jesus christ, cesium 133: Shawn, Hope you don t mind but your question was placed in the question pool and option we volunteers have. To me, your basic question is Is God real? ... Correct? I thought that I could share with you what I have learned about this subject... We...

Christianity -- Christian Living: My girlfriend isn't sure if God wants us together,, 1 corinthians 14, weird feelings
1 corinthians 14, weird feelings, reason time: Hi Cody, Thank you for writing.I can see that this is a very difficult time for the both of you. Tosay the least,sixteen is a tough age. In a sense you are still kids, and yet, society expects you to think and act as mature adults. I would like for...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Head Coverings, Head coverings
Head coverings: Chris, First of all, I apologize for the length of time it has taken me to get back to you. My e-mail has been sending these questions into my junk mail file for some reason lately. Please forgive me. Now to your question: no, Christian women are not...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Hearing His Voice, Hearing GOD, Traditions
Hearing GOD, Traditions, Truth: Dear Lidia, I am blessed to hear that you want to walk with The Master! Your life will never be the same again! HE says that HIS sheep WILL hear HIS voice in John 10:16 And other sheep I have which are not of this fold; them also I must bring, and they...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Im so lost, intense desire, christian dates
intense desire, christian dates, dear john: Hello, Ryan. Your girlfriend might be thinking about II Corinthians 6:14, which states that we are not to be unequally yoked with unbelievers. II Corinthians 6:14: Be ye not unequally yoked with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Impure thoughts?, confidential guidance, god is god
confidential guidance, god is god, i corinthians: Hi M, It may surprise you to know that you are far from alone in this. As people grow and develop such impulses naturally arise and must be resisted. This helps build character and self control. Sometimes these impulses are stronger in some people than...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Jehovas Wittness, jehovas wittness, steven hassan
jehovas wittness, steven hassan, false gospel: The problem is not about sin so much as it is a problem of buying into a false gospel. Talking to this person about their religion though will result in them being on the defensive. If you want to show them you love them, but still want to influence them...

Christianity -- Christian Living: how do you know if God wants you to break up with your girlfriend in order to give way for Christ's plan for you?, discipleship groups, trusting god
discipleship groups, trusting god, knowing christ: My dear friend, First of all, congratulations for seeing the light and correcting your situation of walking in sin. And congratulations to both of you for putting Christ first in your life - what a victory!! Second: I think your leader is out of...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Question which is important, christian psychologist, scary event
christian psychologist, scary event, romans 8: Dear Andrey Here are 3 of my favourite passages. I hope they help you. Proverbs 3:5-6 Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Roman Catholicism, wendy grace, opinions on abortion
wendy grace, opinions on abortion, moral relativism: Hi Wendy - thanks for your question. While I m not a Catholic, the subject of abortion and euthanasia both fall into the same category, regardless of whether someone is Catholic or not... and that category is murder. Go back to Exodus and read the 10 Commandments...you...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Stuff, sexual harrasment, high on drugs
sexual harrasment, high on drugs, sign of the cross: Dear Gord, I am blessed to hear that you are currently walking in faith(which is believing what GOD says), and are interested in what the Bible has to say on these things! The reason that I point out what Biblical faith is (as opposed to religious faith,...

Christianity -- Christian Living: is suicide the same as rejecting the life jesus came to bring us, verses from the bible, life jesus
verses from the bible, life jesus, gossipers: Dearest Clare, Thank you for writing, my friend, it sounds like you re carrying a pretty heavy load. First of all, dear one, if you truly are considering suicide, I am not the one for you to talk too. You must see a Christian Counselor, your Pastor, or...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Follow-up, lord jesus christ, father son and holy spirit
lord jesus christ, father son and holy spirit, lord and savior: Hi again Deb - sorry for the delay. Whew! You bring up quite a sticky subject. I ve been involved in this type of conversation probably too much! I m not Catholic and yet I know quite a bit about them. I have a very hard time with all their non-biblical...

Christianity -- Christian Living: How to tell a minister of God when she is wrong?, false accusations, gentle spirit
false accusations, gentle spirit, anger management: Well Ephesians 6 speaks to relationships with parents and children...Ephesians 5 marriage... This is a little weird...living under their roof you re under an interesting authority figure. I would say that being respectful is the way to go, but without...

Christianity -- Christian Living: translation of Jesus name, el shaddi, jesus jesus
el shaddi, jesus jesus, angel of god: Yahshua, Yeshua, etc, are among many names in the Old testament that Israel gave to G-d. Even Jehovah, was given by God, as His Memorial Name to Israel... El-Shaddi, Eli, and many other names depicting different aspects of a God, that Israel never knew personally..such...

Christianity -- Christian Living: How?, sign of the devil, death of jesus christ
sign of the devil, death of jesus christ, spirit healing: Dear Keith, What makes you think that we are judging others? We do accept them and we do love them, this is our nature and this is our work on this earth. We do not judge others, Jesus told us not to judge others. Matthew 7:1 We accept and love...

Christianity -- Christian Living: believers raising daughter, while living next door to unbelieving grandparents and cousins., Parenting, Family
Parenting, Family, Faith: Dear brother Wayne, Yes, we are to be lights to those in darkness. I agree with your desire and appreciate that you want to be use by the LORD to reach out to your family. However, it may help if you keep in mind a couple of things. 1. HE came here...

Christianity -- Christian Living: chastity, chastity, purity
chastity, purity, forgiveness: Good morning, Jess. Thank you for your question. First, let me commend you for the way you ve been living your Christian walk in this matter. In a day and an age where sex is glorified in magazines and TV shows, it s nice to know that there are those who...

Christianity -- Christian Living: DEALING WITH PEOPLE/MINISTRY/ASSEMBLY OF GOD ATTENDEE, infancy stage, friends and neighbors
infancy stage, friends and neighbors, extreme hardship: V, Sorry for the delay. What this boils down to is you and your expectations. You are the one offended here, and not God. The lesson here is that you cannot - and must not try to - control the actions of others. The only control you can have is over...

Christianity -- Christian Living: DEALING WITH PEOPLE/MINISTRY, infancy stage, friends and neighbors
infancy stage, friends and neighbors, extreme hardship: Hi V , You wrote: I FEEL AS THOUGH THE LORD HAS CALLED ME TO MINISTRY IN SOME WAY... God is love and his law is love; to love one another and to demonstrate that love, by example, by our words and by our actions. The word disciple comes from a...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Divorce and sexual temptation, sexual temptation, self gratification
sexual temptation, self gratification, open invitation: Dear Morris John DeLoach, You are correct in your understanding of not having a relationship with an unbeliever. Unfortunately since you began the relationship, cutting it off will bring pain. That is why it is always wiser to obey HIS WORD first... ...

Christianity -- Christian Living: dating cousin; teenage, marriage, cousins
marriage, cousins, kinsman: Dear Isabella, After searching through the Scriptures on my own and conferring with a couple of others who know the Scriptures as well, we cannot find anything that would prohibit cousins from marrying, as long as both meet the other biblical criteria for...

Christianity -- Christian Living: family, proud parents, private christian school
proud parents, private christian school, becoming a christian: Wayne, thanks for your question! I do appreciate the depth of concern you have for the future faith of your daughter... that is a marvelous gift to her. I am concerned that your understanding of unequally yoked may be stretching beyond Paul s use of...

Christianity -- Christian Living: family matters, Unbelieving family, raising children
Unbelieving family, raising children: Hi Wayne, Thanks for your question! You are right in saying that Jesus spent a lot of time with non-believers. At the same time, He spent much more time with His Father. Before Jesus came to the earth, He spent all of His time with God the Father and while...

Christianity -- Christian Living: family matters, private christian school, proud parents
private christian school, proud parents, becoming a christian: When Christ lived His life on earth he set the perfect example for us. While He was here on earth He dealt with all sorts of people. Since we are to follow His example and live God s way of life we must also deal with all sorts of people in this world. ...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Help Friend Believe he's going to Hell, pact with the devil, guy friend
pact with the devil, guy friend, vampires: Hi Michelle, Thank you for this great question. I am very sorry for my late response. It sounds like your friend is half right. Many people do not come as close to the truth as your friend has. I do not know what he did to sell his soul , but here...

Christianity -- Christian Living: The Holy Spirit, blasphemy against the holy spirit, work of the holy spirit
blasphemy against the holy spirit, work of the holy spirit, day of pentecost: Thank you Tony for the kind words, they re greatly appreciated. I am so pleased that you are making a commitment to follow some of the suggestions that I have made. Please know that much prayer goes into this work. I try to support all my counsel with the...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Homosexuality And confusion, Gay, Homosexual
Gay, Homosexual, Sin: Good morning, Anthony, Today is Sunday. This is the day I go to worship the Lord God, Father-Son-and Holy Spirit. I don t worship because I m ignorant but because I love. :-) I m also serving in a drama today. Yes, it s work...on a Sabbath...which pastors...

Christianity -- Christian Living: honor!!, hebrew verb, dead parents
hebrew verb, dead parents, parents experience: Nkechi, First you have to know what honor meant in the original setting, and what it means today. Remember that the commandments were not given to children. They were given to adults. The first time they were given, the parents who were to be honored...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Loss of Motivation, Jesus' return, planning for the future
Jesus' return, planning for the future, motivation: Sara, thanks for your questions! First of all, I am glad to hear that your are aware of the imminent return of our Master... that s so important for his disciples! The truth is, though, we don t know have very soon He ll come. Since the beginning...

Christianity -- Christian Living: livinig with non christians, unbeliever, simple answer
unbeliever, simple answer, yoke: Hi Richard, The simple answer is friendly, etc. but without taking part in, or agreeing with, any of their unrighteous attitudes and activities. Be nice, but do not support them in such things or be a party to them. Demonstrate what you stand for by the...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Should I get married w/ out being inlove?, exact colors, spiritual guy
exact colors, spiritual guy, relashionship: Hi Lily, Again, asking God for a sigh is not a good thing. How would you feel if you told someone you love that the sky is blue and they didn t believe you and insisted you prove it to them by giving them some sort of sign? This person knows you and loves...

Christianity -- Christian Living: non-christian boyfriend?, mixed marriage, first principle
mixed marriage, first principle, relationship with god: Hi Jessica, thank you for writing. Before I give you my thoughts on your statements, let me put I Cor. 7:13-14 in context for you. Paul is speaking of the Religiously Mixed Marriage here (I Cor. 7:10-16). Let s disect this for a second OK............ ...

Christianity -- Christian Living: The Occult, learning, occult
learning, occult, sin: Hi Patrick, The answer to your question will depend greatly on where you are spiritually. It s my opinion that many people play with fire when they investigate the occult. The main reason being that they are spiritually weak and are unprepared for...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Pastor's authority, church, pastor
church, pastor, God: Hi Patty, Church started as groups of people gathering after Christ left them in his physical form. Over time, certain ones were better equipped to teach and help those less knowledgeable. We are really talking about “office” here. The pastor is...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Question, going to hell, hopes and dreams
going to hell, hopes and dreams, good looking guy: Hi, There are several important things to consider when dating. # 1 Is he a Believer? We are commanded in Scripture to only marry (hence date) in the faith (II Corinthians 6:14). # 2 Is he serious about his faith? Will he encourage you in your faith?...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Question, christ follower, christ followers
christ follower, christ followers, sex before marriage: Hi Misskitty - thanks for your question. What you re describing is completely normal. You re young and have certain likes and dislikes, as does everyone. God created each of us with unique tastes and so on. No worries there at all. From a Christian perspective...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Question, john malachi, sons of jacob
john malachi, sons of jacob, lord of hosts: Hello, Misskitty. No, the Bible says nowhere that it s a sin to reject someone for dating purposes based on whether or not you re attracted to them. As long as you don t despise that person, nothing should be wrong with that. May God bless you, John...

Christianity -- Christian Living: How do I say mental illness is an illness not Spiritual Warfare?, demon possession, biblical proof
demon possession, biblical proof, parish nurse: Hi Nikki, First of all, spiritual warfare is, for example, the struggle a person goes through when they are trying to quit a bad habit. If, for example, you are gluttonous and you are trying to stop over eating all the time it can be quite a struggle as...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Trust in God, life pleasing to god, poor relationship
life pleasing to god, poor relationship, deep down in my heart: Hi Dee, Thank you for writing. I am so sorry for the heavy load you are carrying. I can tell by your writing that your life is a whirlwind and each disappointment runs into the next - no light in sight. I am surprised that you have made it this far, dear...

Christianity -- Christian Living: trumpetcallofgodonline.com, Hell, Hades
Hell, Hades, Death: Hello, Andrea, Wow, I listened to the podcast, and I have to say this again is borderline... there is just enough truth to make these words sound believable but again, something troubles me because when someone recieves words from God, they can always...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Unpardonable Sin, blasphemy against the holy spirit, work of the holy spirit
blasphemy against the holy spirit, work of the holy spirit, jesus is my lord: Nicole, don t be afraid honey. You are fine. You have it right! And even though you don t know where the thought came from, understand that temptation is not the same as sinning. There is temptation everywhere! A thought can be in your head because of...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Various, worldly music, wicked man
worldly music, wicked man, single thing: Dear Tee, It is a principle that we should feed the shepherd who feeds us spiritually. Jesus said that the ox who grinds the corn should be able to eat the corn . Meaning that e should provide what is needed physically to the priest who provides what...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Breakup, gall bladder, spi
gall bladder, spi, doctor who: Dear Jorge Thanks for your follow-up. It sounds like you are being wise and devoted in your prayers for her. When someone tells us to move on it is a very interesting thing to say, because what they are meaning is to move on emotionally, and this...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Christian Bible, hell god, true happiness
hell god, true happiness, christian bible: Dear Khabane, God loves us infinitely and He desires to lead each of us to the eternal life and to the true happiness. But God is perfectly Holy and Good; God cannot tolerate evil because evil is uncompatible with His good and holy nature. So, we cannot...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Cults - Trumpet Call of God, personal revelation, discerning truth
personal revelation, discerning truth, answering questions: I have found their website, and will look into it a bit deeper when time permits. There have always been those who have claimed personal revelation from God. The vast majority do this in order to establish a following. The problem here is that such a...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Till we cast our crowns before thee, reward, crown of life
reward, crown of life, eternal life: Dear Simon, I am pleased to hear that things are encouraging where you are and that you have asked such a beautiful question, evidence of your heart s direction. Yes, all is well with my soul here in the States. God blesses me with opportunities every...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Doctors or God, bible translators, noble profession
bible translators, noble profession, family bonds: Hi Jason, Sorry for the delay in answering your question. I m usually pretty fast but I didn t get the notification this time. Some denominations/teachers teach that we should do exactly that: rely solely on prayer for our health. Some even say going to...

Christianity -- Christian Living: What is the definition of marriage?, Marriage, Judgement
Marriage, Judgement, Law: Dear Robyn, A monogamous marriage between one woman and one man for the purpose of procreation of the species is established by GOD as seen in the garden. (Genesis 1:28) “Be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it…” and Genesis 2:28 “Therefore...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Feeling guilty, mental illnes, spiritual guidance
mental illnes, spiritual guidance, kind word: Dear Victoria, By your question, I am a bit confused. You stated that you just got out of a relationship , but then say that you are married to a man who suffers from mental illness. Am I correct in assuming that you are referring to the same person? I...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Cults - Trumpet Call of God, false prophecy, jayse
Christianity -- Christian Living: Cults - Trumpet Call of God, false prophecy, jayse, saviour jesus christ

Christianity -- Christian Living: forgiveness, brother in christ, true happiness
brother in christ, true happiness, going to hell: Dear Margaret, God loves us infinitely and He desires to lead each of us to the eternal life and to the true happiness. But God is perfectly Holy and Good; God cannot tolerate evil because evil is uncompatible with His good and holy nature. So, we cannot...

Christianity -- Christian Living: forgiveness, forgiveness, peace
forgiveness, peace, joy: Dear Margaret, It is true that the Scriptures make it plain that unforgiveness is a serious sin. Matthew 18:21-35 Then Peter came to Him and said, “Lord, how often shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? Up to seven times?” 22Jesus said to...

Christianity -- Christian Living: forgiveness, galatians 2, romans 10
galatians 2, romans 10, bible states: Hello, Margaret. I m sorry about your father. The Bible does appear to teach in certain verses that if you confess your sins and believe in Jesus then God will save you, and everything will be well with your soul. However, this conclusion will not square...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Growing in Faith, god is in the details, experience fear
god is in the details, experience fear, little faith: Hi Lenin, How nice to hear from you again. I had sat down and answered your question and all of a sudden it just flew off the page! That is very stressful!!! So, if you get two answers - so be it. Hopefully, both of them will shed some light upon your...

Christianity -- Christian Living: HOUSEKEEPERS/HELP/AIDS, fellow sister, share god
fellow sister, share god, having time: Hi Karin - thanks for your question. I m very sorry to hear of your situation with the workload and the problems with your housekeepers. You question you ask at the end is a very very good one. The answer is yes, sometimes God does allow things to be taken...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Homosexuality, romans chapter 1, textus receptus
romans chapter 1, textus receptus, biblical questions: Hi Mike, The theological war against same gender sexually oriented people is tragic and is driving millions away from salvation. One of the first things to consider is which translation of the Bible one is using. Almost all new versions add words to...

Christianity -- Christian Living: hello, bible, woman
bible, woman, hair: Hi Kingsley, Of course it is. God s plan is to have two distinct sexes so there is a diffrence. In that difference is the key to relationships. Two people who are committed to each other form a unity of opposites will produce wonderful things....

Christianity -- Christian Living: Life after death, roman catholics, course assignment
roman catholics, course assignment, gospel coalition: Hi Azariah, I m back with a little bit more information...just not sure how deep or how far you d like for me to go. The first thing I ll send is a link to some sermons I d trust on an Evangelical Christian view of heaven/the afterlife at: http://thegospelcoalition.org/resources/topic-index/a...

Christianity -- Christian Living: marriage, apostle paul, ephesians 5
apostle paul, ephesians 5, senn: Lisa Cruz, Thank you so much for your question. Jesus declared in Matthew 22:37, YOU SHALL LOVE THE LORD YOUR GOD WITH ALL YOUR HEART, AND WITH ALL YOUR SOUL, AND WITH ALL YOUR MIND. In Ephesians 5:28-33, the Apostle Paul wrote that man should love...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Non-Christian Boyfriend., god of second chances, lord and savior
god of second chances, lord and savior, dear one: Sweet Girl____ God bless you for heeding wise spiritual counsel. I m sure it has been very difficult. YOu need to understand something, dear one, YOU are not responsible for your X boyfriend s spiritual growth. You must concentrate on your own. There...

Christianity -- Christian Living: OLD TESTAMENT AND GOD'S CHOSEN PEOPLE, bible study course, jews and gentiles
bible study course, jews and gentiles, messianic jews: Hi V, Thanks for this great question. I am so sorry for my late response. It is true that there is only one way to Heaven, and that is through the finished work of Jesus Christ. John 14:6 6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life:...

Christianity -- Christian Living: OLD TESTAMENT AND GOD'S CHOSEN PEOPLE, bible study course, jews and gentiles
bible study course, jews and gentiles, descendants of abraham: Hi V, I attempted to answer your question weeks ago but the Internet here was a problem. The physical land of Caanan was promised to the descendants of Abraham on the condition that they remain faithful as a nation. They would lose it if they did not....

Christianity -- Christian Living: OLD TESTAMENT AND GOD'S CHOSEN PEOPLE, bible study course, jews and gentiles
bible study course, jews and gentiles, messianic jews: Hello V, When the Bible speaks about the Jews being God d chosen people it only means that it was through them that Jesus would come. It does not mean that they do not have to accept Jesus. He came to his own (the Jews) and they received him not, but to...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Tired of living in an unbelieving home, values and morals, profession of faith
values and morals, profession of faith, divorced woman: Dear Cheryl, if you left your husbund, you would certainly commit a very grave sin. You have the duty to remain since you are his wife. In fact Jesus said: Matthew 5:31 It has also been said, Anyone who divorces his wife must give her a writ of...

Christianity -- Christian Living: the unpardonable sin, rabbi jesus, christains
rabbi jesus, christains, dear bill: Exactly Bill! We say and do things at times that are not very loving and will stand before HIM for those things... (Mat 12:36) But now as that happens and as the Holy Spirit brings HIS Word to our hearts/minds we have the opportunity to repent and make it...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Betting/gambling, professed christians, colossians 3
professed christians, colossians 3, galatians 5: HI Barb, you asked-- does it lead to bigger bets and a lifestyle not pleasing to God? I must commend you on your astute & sharp conscience, not many professed Christians have such a bible trained conscience. God’s Word does not discuss gambling in...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Christian Scripture & It's Impact, thy word is a lamp unto my feet, psalm 119
thy word is a lamp unto my feet, psalm 119, christian scripture: Hello, Maxine. Sorry for the late response. The Bible has impacted Christians throughout the centuries the same way. That is, the Bible is the Word of God, and Christians want to obey it. II Timothy 3:16-17: All Scripture is given by inspiration of...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Christianity, roman catholic church, saviour jesus
roman catholic church, saviour jesus, convent school: Shadab, Thank you for expressing what you believe Islam to teach. Unfortunately, there is still that nagging question, Will Allah show kindness and mercy to me... am I pleasing enough to him? Without an answer to that question, you cannot know for...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Church, horrible secret, interpersonal relations
horrible secret, interpersonal relations, church members: I guess I don t understand what the big deal was. The secrecy makes me think it is a horrible secret though. As with all interpersonal relations I try to give the advice of Matthew 18. Go to the person you have a problem with, then take a witness, and...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Defining the Sin of Homosexuality, sin, homosexuality
sin, homosexuality, mark: Hi Michael, Let’s start here. The definition of the Greek word hamartano (sin) is “to miss the mark” (and so not share in the prize) Nothing that is not motivated by Life, Truth, and Beauty, is of God. Therefore, we have to determine if homosexuality...

Christianity -- Christian Living: divorce, independent mediator, relationship counsellor
independent mediator, relationship counsellor, emotional game: Hi Teresa Sorry to hear about your situation. It must be incredibly painful and frustrating for you. It sounds like the two of you need to sit down and have some serious talks with a marriage or relationship counsellor. There are many things to talk...

Christianity -- Christian Living: dressing, imaginary jesus, biblical scriptures
imaginary jesus, biblical scriptures, convent school: Hello Shdab, It should be clear to any honest person who has read the Bible (a book that you should read very carefully) that these people do not follow the Jesus described in the Bible, that s the reason they behave so immorally. The Jesus they follow...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Faith Rollercoaster, teaching english in china, anxiety and depression
teaching english in china, anxiety and depression, spiritual disciplines: Dear Natasia Thank you for your question. I am sorry to hear you are struggling with anxiety and depression. I think it is important to appreciate that joy is not an emotional experience in the same way that happiness is. Joy is a deeper understanding...

Christianity -- Christian Living: False Teachers - what to do?, biblical confrontation, conflict resolution
biblical confrontation, conflict resolution, false teachers: Dear Simon, I always enjoy hearing from you. You always ask such good questions! :-) Yes, I do believe that the great falling-away (apostasy) is and has been upon us for much longer than the last decade. The Apostle John wrote about it: 1 John...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Pleasing To God, something in your heart, hearts content
Christianity -- Christian Living: Pleasing To God, something in your heart, hearts content, father in heaven

Christianity -- Christian Living: Is trumpetcallofgod a cult?, destructive cult, rickross
Christianity -- Christian Living: Is trumpetcallofgod a cult?, destructive cult, rickross, former members

Christianity -- Christian Living: God Vs Psychics, hierarchy of angels, nicolaus copernicus
hierarchy of angels, nicolaus copernicus, lord jesus christ: Hi there, If it is a discussion concerning the issue of spirits that you want, I am willing to discuss this. i have some insight and detailed spirit knowledge on this subject. I am willing to have open and fair discussion without recourse to religious fears....

Christianity -- Christian Living: gay marriage?, lord jesus christ, faith and knowledge
lord jesus christ, faith and knowledge, bible states: Connie, I believe the biblical teaching is very clear on marrige. I m sorry that your church is going against this teaching. Your decision of where to worship is personal - but I could not sit under one that instructs me against the teachings of the Word...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Help, life, death
life, death, Jesus: Hi Chris, My dear, you can relax. If you are a part of God, how can you be taken away from God? Can God remove a part of Himself and still be God? Of course not. God creates by becoming what he chooses. You are one individual of many millions, that...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Living Together Before Marriage, living together before marriage, military environment
living together before marriage, military environment, christian believers: Dear Jenny, I do not think you should worry about rumors. Most people probably would think you have sexual intercourses even if you didn t live together; in fact most couples today have sexual intercourses even if they live in separate houses. The real...

Christianity -- Christian Living: marriage, Marriage, Single
Marriage, Single: Dear Christina, You have asked an age old question and still is relevant today! Here is what the Scriptures have to say about it: Why marriage? So that neither will be alone... Genesis 2:18 And the LORD God said, “It is not good that man should be alone;...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Pleasing To God, plastic model kits, commands of christ
plastic model kits, commands of christ, eternal kingdom: Kenneth, thank you for your question. I m very glad that you ve asked this particular question because it indicates that you are taking very seriously the implications of following Jesus Christ as Master and Lord. Wonderful! I am hopeful that the following...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Question about calling from God, God's calling
God's calling: Zane, it s always best to take such feelings or senses very seriously. You should never ignore what you think to be God s calling. May I ask, though, what you mean by calling from God or when God is calling on to you ? I guess I d need more specifics...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Sex, living together, forever?, sex before marriage, christian theology
sex before marriage, christian theology, relationship with god: Dear S, Well sex before marriage is not condoned in the bible. What marriage is is left up to the customs of that period and area and place. Sex is reserved for marriage in Christian theology. I understand that your ideas and spirit may feel good...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Is saint marry intercede, Mary, Intercessor
Mary, Intercessor, Praying to Mary: Shimlis, thank you for your question! We do not have any indications in the inspired Scriptures that Mary intercedes on our behalf in any effective way. What we do find in the Scriptures is even better news, though. Jesus himself intercedes for us as...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Is trumpetcallofgod a cult?, false doctrines, true prophet
false doctrines, true prophet, jewish feasts: Sorry I have not gotten back to you quicker. I had a very busy day. I don t need to try and look up this person and group as you have told me all I need to know. This person Timothy is using the same methodology used by Ellen White and Herbert Armstrong,...

Christianity -- Christian Living: how does this work, revelation god, word psalm
revelation god, word psalm, psalm 13: Hello, Lucretia. First of all, many of these so-called prophecies or predictions have turned out to be vague, and some question how supernatural or special they are to be viewed as. Secondly, if there is true psychic revelation going on today,...

Christianity -- Christian Living: About Acts 19: 1-7, spiritual gifts, Holy Spirit
spiritual gifts, Holy Spirit, speaking in tongues: Hi Nicole, God is obviously doing a work in my life right now on this whole topic of the Holy Spirit, too. I am a learner and wrestle just like you. The Bible is filled with things that are hard to understand and we can never exhaust this wonderful Book....

Christianity -- Christian Living: Is ANAL SEX between a Man and Woman allowed/legal in CHRISTIANITY?, teachings of jesus christ, sexual pleasures
teachings of jesus christ, sexual pleasures, sexual intercourse: Dear Sam, Concerning your question we find that the followers of Jesus Christ do not deal with sin or no sin any more. The question is, Is it right? . Being saved from sins , past, present and future...the sin aspect does not concern us. It is whether...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Is ANAL SEX between a Man and Woman allowed/legal in CHRISTIANITY?, sex, sodomy
sex, sodomy, desires: Hi Sam, While I believe I ve answered this question before, it s always worth pointing out that Christianity isn t a system of rules and regulations. It s a relationship with our Creator through Jesus Christ our Redeemer. So while the Bible doesn t expressly...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Angels, favorite candy bar, divine revelation
favorite candy bar, divine revelation, book god: Hello, Benjamin. A lot of people believe that they ve seen angels or have had divine revelation from God. However, when we study the Bible, we learn that this is not possible. Revelation 22:18: For I testify unto every (man) that heareth the Words of...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Assurance of Salvation, full armor of god, armor of god
full armor of god, armor of god, christian household: Hi Amanda - thanks for your question. I hope I can help give you some peace by reminding you of what Jesus teaches us in the Bible. His words, His promises. As for salvation assurance, read Rm 10:9- If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Assurance of Salvation, assurance of salvation, free gift
assurance of salvation, free gift, be saved: You re most welcome, Amanda. Better than just need to trust Him to save you ...you can rest assured that Jesus knows your heart and would not turn away anyone who desired Him and sought Him. You clearly want to trust Him and now, can simply believe He HAS...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Assurance of Salvation, christian household, mental knowledge
christian household, mental knowledge, trust jesus: Hi Amanda, Thanks you for this great question. I am sorry for this late response. Let us go back to some basic truths. 1. Satan is the Accuser, he wants to make us feel like God is mad at us. Revelation 12:9–11 (AV) 9 And the great dragon was...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Assurance of Salvation, christian household, mental knowledge
christian household, mental knowledge, trust jesus: Hi Amanda, Amanda, you say you know all these things and have no doubt. To me, you are saying you know by experience these things and you no longe have any doubt about what you know. If this is what you are saying, and you mean what you say, then how...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Born again, question pool, trying to find my way
question pool, trying to find my way, kingdom of god: Hi Stephanie.... It seems Greg didn t want to, or know how to answer your query, so the experts that don t feel they have the answer, throw you question into the question pool, which allows other experts to pick it up and give an answer, and it sounds...

Christianity -- Christian Living: About being born-again, spirit work, nicodemus
spirit work, nicodemus, kingdom of god: Christiana, thanks for your patience and thanks for your thoughtful questions. I understand your concerns about the implications of what I wrote, and I don t take offense in any way. Exploring these things together as spiritual siblings is a joy because...

Christianity -- Christian Living: About being born-again, born of water and the word, Holy Spirit
born of water and the word, Holy Spirit, baptism of the Holy Spirit: HI Christiana, Great questions. I m wrestling with these myself! :-) The washing I think is definitely Holy Spirit-related: Titus 3: 4 But when the kindness and love of God our Savior appeared, 5 he saved us, not because of righteous things we had...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Christianity and sex, Virginity, holiness
Virginity, holiness, purety: Dear sister Shannon, I am so blessed by your decision to remain pure! Today s Christianity has pretty much decided that relativism is ok because everybody else is doing whatever! That saddens me and I m just a stupid man. I can t imagine how it grieves...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Christlikeness!, work of the holy spirit, christ follower
work of the holy spirit, christ follower, resurrection of jesus: Hi Bar-elohim - I think we ve exhausted this subject and I don t want to get into a great debate with you. If you are a Christian, maybe messianic Jew?, which is awesome, (one of my favorite pastors, Lon Solomon at McClean Bible Church in Virginia is a messianic...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Cross-Dressing and Cheerleading: A Dilemma, short pleated skirt, roman christians
short pleated skirt, roman christians, honest question: Doug, thanks for your honest question. My first response is to ask why you haven t been able to acquire a male uniform? Doing that seems like the easiest solution to the problem. Is it not possible for you? Your passion is good, and your desire to please...

Christianity -- Christian Living: christian ethics/morals, isaiah chapter, elders of the church
isaiah chapter, elders of the church, pastoral position: Hi John.. John in the very first place, no woman is to be in an office where they have authority over the men! KJV: I Timothy Chapter 2 [12] But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence. She is not...

Christianity -- Christian Living: dating a non-believer, Faith, unequally yoked
Faith, unequally yoked, marriage: Dear Shannon, It is with great fear and trembling that I attempt to answer you. In your current circumstances the very last thing that I wish to do is burden you. It sounds like you have enough of a burden already. If you were attending the fellowship that...

Christianity -- Christian Living: divorce, divorce, remarriage
divorce, remarriage: Hi Erica, Some churches allow divorce and remarriage and others don t. One encyclopedia of religions lists 33,830 Christian denominations, so you can find any belief you want, and if not, then you can start another denomination. Christ s comment...

Christianity -- Christian Living: dreaming, 1 corinthians 12, story of jesus
1 corinthians 12, story of jesus, gods word: Hi Unique..... Good girl! Now Unique there are christians, and there are CHRISTIANS. Both believe in Jesus, and have confessed a belief in the Gospel of Christ, but have never received the Holy Spirit in their lives.. Without the Holy Spirit in ones life,...

Christianity -- Christian Living: emotinal affair, emotional affair, eating meat
emotional affair, eating meat, being a christian: Hi Kathy. Jealousy is a terrible snare. Talking and sharing feelings isn t wrong, but what it can lead to is! Not just for those doing the sharing, but those that are involved with those doing the sharing.. Paul said to eat meat wasn t a problem for...

Christianity -- Christian Living: About being born-again, water of the word, holyspirit
Christianity -- Christian Living: About being born-again, water of the word, holyspirit, sons of god

Christianity -- Christian Living: Cross-Dressing and Cheerleading: A Dilemma, social norms, god doesn
Christianity -- Christian Living: Cross-Dressing and Cheerleading: A Dilemma, social norms, god doesn, old testament

Christianity -- Christian Living: Obeying the Call of God., scripture, accountability
Christianity -- Christian Living: Obeying the Call of God., scripture, accountability, correction

Christianity -- Christian Living: Sunday School, holy spirit, 1 john
Christianity -- Christian Living: Sunday School, holy spirit, 1 john, eph

Christianity -- Christian Living: Unsure Whether to Continue or End My Relationship, mixed marriage, fleshly
Christianity -- Christian Living: Unsure Whether to Continue or End My Relationship, mixed marriage, fleshly, intermarriage

Christianity -- Christian Living: How can I feel 'safe' in church again?, group studies, cults
group studies, cults, deceptions: I would suggest you study into the methods of cults, and learn how they control people. Knowing their methods helps to insulate you against their control. It s not surprising you don t trust pastors now. I don t trust them either beyond the scope of...

Christianity -- Christian Living: forgiveness, Forgiveness, repentance
Forgiveness, repentance: Dear Rueben, Yes, forgiveness is what the entire gospel of Christianity is base upon. It is a broad concept and has specifics in the Scriptures for it s application. However, if a person confesses to believe in JESUS the MESSIAH, and lives in bitterness...

Christianity -- Christian Living: forgiveness / restoration, middle of the ocean, new email
middle of the ocean, new email, drive by shooting: Indalia, I need you to pray and reread all the emails that I have sent you. Healing will take time. God has forgiven you, and you must forgive yourself. It is natural that you feel guilt. We all feel guilt about the failures in our lives. But like I told...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Guidace in supporting Christian Charity, starving children in africa, accurate guidance
starving children in africa, accurate guidance, tv ministries: Hi Leonardo - thanks for your question. I ll tell ya, there are unfortunately lots of charities out there claiming great accomplishments. The real question too often is for whom? Personally, I support Feed the Children, as that s one that has very little...

Christianity -- Christian Living: How to go to Heaven, mothers womb, mouth confession
mothers womb, mouth confession, how to go to heaven: Hi Austin..... Here is what Jesus had to say about going to heaven.. John Chapter 3 [1] Now there was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews: [2] the same came unto him by night, and said to him, Rabbi, we know that thou art a...

Christianity -- Christian Living: holy spirit, holy spirt, 1 corinthians 14
holy spirt, 1 corinthians 14, father spirit: Hi Dayana.. In what places? Firstly in ourselves. 1 Corinthins 2 Paul writes of why we receive the Spirit, which is so we might know the mind of God, on matters.. For 1 Corinthian 12 tells us that it is the Spirit who worketh all these gifts, not ourselves,...

Christianity -- Christian Living: KINGS, galatians 2, spirit god
galatians 2, spirit god, gold gold: Hi Unique... Love where are you with Jesus Christ? Many people believe there is a God, but when people are truly seeking to know GOD, He always leads them to hear the story of His Son.... Unique dreams/visions/ from God do not cause one to fear. Secondly...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Kings /bible, complete jewish bible, rabbi yochanan
complete jewish bible, rabbi yochanan, pommels: Hi Unique, The Complete Jewish Bible s presentation of the following verse may clarify this a bit: II Chronicles 4:12 the two columns, the two moldings [pommels in the KJV], the two capitals on top of the columns, the two nettings covering the two moldings...

Christianity -- Christian Living: KRUMPING, flesh profits, hair streaks
flesh profits, hair streaks, tattoos piercings: Hi Lian.... Lian, the Lord sees the heart. He can see the motives behind what is done. And that is what counts with Him... BUT there are tribes who slash their backs with lashes and crawl on their bellys over rocks for miles to please God. Is that not...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Marriage, multitude of sins, love covers a multitude of sins
multitude of sins, love covers a multitude of sins, evil one: Dear Brennie, Are you both believers? It is right to believe God and pray for him without hurt feelings and with forgiveness.Love covers a multitude of sins. Being used is a general feeling of rejection that the devil will use to cause us pain....

Christianity -- Christian Living: Men in Skirts, tartan pattern, men in skirts
tartan pattern, men in skirts, scottish ancestry: Hi Doug. Good question. Doug if a man wants to wear a skirt today, go for it! Men of Scottish ancestry wear KILTS, and t hey look pretty sharp. The Tartan pattern of the cloth is usually a sign of their ancecstral line. According to their last or family...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Men wearing skirts?, men wearing skirts, kilt
men wearing skirts, kilt, senn: Doug, There is no Scripture that I know of that prohibits men from wearing attire that is for men. If a skirt, like a kilt, is designed for men, then men can indeed wear that attire. When men wear attire in order to make their appearance effeminate, then...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Military?, military, killing
military, killing, scripture: Antonio, As far as I can tell, there is not prohibition to joining the military. I know of nothing in the Bible that speaks to the subject. It does say that love is the supreme value. I would always gage what I did by that standard. Protecting yourself...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Military?, conquest of canaan, jewish clergy
conquest of canaan, jewish clergy, military endeavors: Antonio, Christianity as a whole has an on-again-off-again relationship with the military. The conquest of Canaan was entirely military. John the Baptist did not tell the soldiers who came to him for advice to leave the army, only to be content with...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Military?, war military pacifism 5th/6th Commandment
war military pacifism 5th/6th Commandment : 19 January 2011 Dear Antonio, My answer could become as long and involved as a book. So I will make this first response brief and then you can feel free to address as many follow-up questions as you like. I do not believe the Bible teaches pacifism....

Christianity -- Christian Living: Movie Making, ephesians chapter 5, corinthians chapter
ephesians chapter 5, corinthians chapter, wrath of god: Hi there, budding movie maker....... Here are the verses you say are confusing as to portraying characters that are evil...! I Thessalonians Chapter 5 [15] See that none render unto any one, evil for evil; but always follow after that which is good,...

Christianity -- Christian Living: About marriage, knowing God's will, marriage
knowing God's will, marriage: Hi Tianna, I took a look at the article for which you provided a link and have no criticism of it. By and large, God s will is clearest in universals and our freedom is most visible in our specific choices. I have elaborated on this in past answers in a...

Christianity -- Christian Living: My marriage is causing emotinal distress, masturbation sessions, grief and depression
masturbation sessions, grief and depression, graves disease: Hi Y vette, Thank you for writing to us and we hope this information will help you and your family. It appears that you and your children are in a very unsafe environment. Our first advice is for you and your children to leave immediately. From what...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Am I missing something?, new believer, water baptism
new believer, water baptism, spirit of god: Greetings Leah, We are saved by grace through faith in JESUS, THE WORD OF GOD INCARNATE. But consider what today s Christianity has defined these terms to mean: Grace today mean s unmerited favor. That is practically expressed most often as something...

Christianity -- Christian Living: moreover, wonderful word, evil one
wonderful word, evil one, time of need: Beloved of Christ, don t be sad, I am for you, not against you. Jesus said, You shall know the truth, and the truth shall set you free! Your 25, and I believe you. And I am here by His design to be of help to you. Yes, He is powerful, BUT merciful,...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Need advice, religion, sharing
religion, sharing, pushing: Hi Mike, When you are comfortable with something you do not need to force it one someone. You realize that they have freedom to choose so you share it when you think the time is right. I would guess she is over compensating for something she felt inadequate...

Christianity -- Christian Living: I need major help, please!, prayer of repentance, repentance in the bible
prayer of repentance, repentance in the bible, water baptism: Hi Miles - thanks for your question. I ll do my best to help you through this and will start out by giving you direct answers to your numbered questions. If you d like to follow up with another question, then please do so. I hope you ll find this helpful...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Obeying the Call of God., personal evangelism, guest ministers
personal evangelism, guest ministers, pastoral roles: My Friend, upon reading your email, my first thought was the teaching, God is not the author of confusion . While I don t question your love and committment, I do question your understanding of how God works in the lives of those He chooses to minister for...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Mine and others Guardian Angels, guardian angel, angels
guardian angel, angels, devil's angels: Hi Blake, Your question is a very interesting one. I have no doubt that angels exist because the Bible says they do...and they can be personal and have names: Luke 1:26 In the sixth month, God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a town in Galilee, 27...

Christianity -- Christian Living: People born before jesus, damnation, free ride
damnation, free ride, resurrection: John 5:28  Marvel not at this: for the hour is coming, in the which all that are in the graves shall hear his voice, 29  And shall come forth; they that have done good, unto the resurrection of life; and they that have done evil, unto the resurrection of...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Practicing homosexual, relationship with god, true happiness
relationship with god, true happiness, holy nature: Dear Samuel, God loves us infinitely and He desires to lead each of us to the eternal life and to the true happiness. But God is perfectly Holy and Good; God cannot tolerate evil because evil is uncompatible with His good and holy nature. So, we cannot...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Practicing homosexual, blasphemy against the holy spirit, eternal damnation
blasphemy against the holy spirit, eternal damnation, relationship with god: Hello, Samuel. Yes, God s grace can still save you, even if you are a practicing homosexual. God can save almost anyone, even if he or she is engaged in homosexuality, murder, fraud, drunkenness, etc. The only unforgivable sin is the sin of blasphemy...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Practicing homosexual, carnal desires, vessels of clay
carnal desires, vessels of clay, relationship with god: Hi Samuel....... Well Samuel having sex with other than the opposite sex is sin and a result of bowing to the lust of the flesh..! The carnal desires, the dictates of the old nature. A born again christian doesn t have the old sinful nature since they...

Christianity -- Christian Living: the potters hand, potter, clay
potter, clay, suffering: Hi Dayana, I love the references to the Potter s hand and our being like clay. Some of them are: Isaiah 64:8 Yet, O LORD, you are our Father. We are the clay, you are the potter; we are all the work of your hand. Jeremiah 18:1 This is the word...

Christianity -- Christian Living: No more prophets?, gods child, power ability
gods child, power ability, true water: Bar, I’ve been doing a lot of thinking and even thinking about my thinking. I am comfortable with my understanding and my teaching of the scriptures. I’ve done a lot of thinking, reading, praying, and dialoguing. If I saw a need to change, I...

Christianity -- Christian Living: No more prophets?, Father, Peter
Father, Peter, God's Children: Hi Bar, Very good. I get the point. But bro, Paul spoke to the Corinthians, and many others of the church, that they were yet *carnal*... Christ in them, yes. BUT! Notice that a born again believer, has within themselves the ability, the power to...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Relationship advice, master jesus, mother cries
master jesus, mother cries, two shall become one: Simon, thanks for offering me a chance to try and help you. Truly you do have a difficult decision to make! I imagine it leaves you feeling like you must choose between two deep and important loves, and that is a terribly difficult place to be. Allow...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Remarriage after Adultery in Divorce, marriage, divorce
marriage, divorce, adultery: Hi Scott, While a simple one word answer would suffice, it would not protect you or give you the confidence you would need. My answer would be Yes but you ll want to read the rest of this as will anyone reading this response who is tempted to disagree...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Remarriage after Adultery in Divorce, doubt god, christian girlfriend
doubt god, christian girlfriend, divorce recovery: No one can undo what has already been done and since her ex-husband is remarried, she cannot be reconciled with him now. Nor would it be right for him to divorce his current spouse in order to be reconciled with his previous one. So, the question really...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Remarriage after Adultery in Divorce, doubt god, christian girlfriend
doubt god, christian girlfriend, divorce recovery: Hi Scott, But did He not make them one, having a remnant of the Spirit? And why one? He seeks godly offspring. Therefore take heed to your spirit, and let none deal treacherously with the wife of his youth. For the Lord God of Israel says that He hates...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Rev 7, twelve tribes of israel, commentary on revelation
twelve tribes of israel, commentary on revelation, tribes of israel: Hello Leonardo, Since John doesn t say why Dan was left out, and since I can t perform a miracle to confirm that my answer is absolutely the right one, and since no one else can answer the question with absolute certainty that they are correct, I am sending...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Scared and troubled, conditions ailments, temple of the holy spirit
conditions ailments, temple of the holy spirit, pentecostal church: Bill, What about the others??? What about members of a false cult? Are these people really saved?? Do they not have the Holy Spirit to tell them that something is wrong?? Can t they see?? That s what happened to me....the Holy Spirit started convicting me...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Scripture?, find Scripture, translations
find Scripture, translations, how to search the Bible: Hi Simon, and Happy New Year! Yes, it does ring a bell. Sometimes what makes it hard to find things in the Word is that we have learned it in one translation and another translation has slightly reorganized words, yet the same meaning. I believe the verse...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Separation, abuse, aggression
abuse, aggression, forgiveness: Hi David, Thank you for your question. I am sorry that this is the situation you find at present, but with God s grace restoration is always possible. Nothing is impossible for Him. I am not familiar with how things are in the UK, but if they re anything...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Spiritual Warfare, bringing down strongholds, spiritual warfare
bringing down strongholds, spiritual warfare: Hi Simon, Regarding spiritual attack, I think Jesus gave us the very best model for how to handle it during His wilderness temptations. He quoted Scripture. If we focus more on God and His Word (remembering that the Word is the Sword of the Spirit)...and...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Stay-at-Home Mom is not a Proverbs 31 wife, because she worked?, work at home job, stay at home mom
work at home job, stay at home mom, mop head: Hi Sommer, Is it okay to be a stay at home mom? YES! YES! YES! And double Yes! :) History shows us that before the industrial revolution both parents were stay at home parents and both parents worked. It took everyone in the family working in one way...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Sunday School, iron fist, assistant teacher
iron fist, assistant teacher, ed teacher: Greetings in Christ! Bless your heart Karen. What a difficult, difficult, situation. As a pastor, I have been in several churches and seen some very tough situations. Let s try to shed some light on this and see if God opens a door for you and your wonderful...

Christianity -- Christian Living: My sister's struggle with unwanted pregnancy, abortion, adoption
abortion, adoption, baby: Dear Mel, Thank you for trusting me with your story and your desire to help your sister. She s blessed for your care and concern. I don t know if you live in the United States or not. Calling your mother Mum and having a Vicar makes me think perhaps...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Tongues?, abomination of desolation, false gospels
abomination of desolation, false gospels, god the holy spirit: Hello, Bar. Whether the dream is in line with Scripture or not is irrelevant. God will no longer reveal anything supernaturally. This is what the Bible teaches. Even if the dream were 100% accurate, God would still be repeating something that was already...

Christianity -- Christian Living: I have done something terrible which i deeply regret, free evangelical church, personal saviour
free evangelical church, personal saviour, demonic oppression: Hi Hazel, Thanks for this question. I am so sorry for my late response and I am sorry for what you are going through. First of all, you need to understand that truly born again people struggle with the flesh. The Apostle Paul, who wrote half the New Testament,...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Can tongues be faked/why do false cults emphasize perfection in Zion?, tongues, confusion
tongues, confusion, gifts: Dear Kelly, There are references in the Scriptures that support what the folks in this church that you refer to believe. For example: Acts 19:1-7 And it happened, while Apollos was at Corinth, that Paul, having passed through the upper regions, came...

Christianity -- Christian Living: trust problem, lord jesus christ, personal reflection
lord jesus christ, personal reflection, question god: Hello David, Thank you for your question! God bless you and may you have a year full of blessings and hope that will comfort you and give you peace in our Lord, Jesus Christ! We all struggle with trust at some point and in order to properly help with...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Unsure Whether to Continue or End My Relationship, colour, race
colour, race, distance: Dear BL, I can completely relate to the overwhelming amount of opinions and “answers” you have received, and how that is causing confusion. When I went through something very similar to what you are experiencing now, I felt like there where a million voices...

Christianity -- Christian Living: What do the verses mean??, new believer, christ jesus
new believer, christ jesus, holy spirit: You must be born again in order to go to heaven, but you should also be baptized in the Holy Spirit and live a holy life as well. Being baptized in the Holy Spirit will help you to live that holy life, but it will also enable you to be a better witness. Living...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Water baptisim and receiving the HS, power of the holy spirit, jesus the messiah
power of the holy spirit, jesus the messiah, resurrection of jesus: Hi Bar, A third follow up for today; I m sorry, I believe I forgot to specifically answer your comment about re-baptism. Of course, it is clear that all of John s disciples would not have had to be re-baptized. Those that began to follow Jesus before he...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Water? H20 or .........., Eucharist, Communion
Eucharist, Communion, the Lord's Supper: Mr. B, no, I don t agree with that teaching. I do not condemn the belief (though some of the implications are troubling to me#, but I don t hold to it myself. In the same way that the waters of the great Deluge symbolize the waters of baptism #1 Peter 3:20-21),...

Christianity -- Christian Living: I want to believe in God, but at the same time I don't!, noah s ark, genuine lack
noah s ark, genuine lack, title states: Emily, Your questioning is not uncommon, especially among youth. My problem is that I answer questions, rarely commenting on statements. But let me ask you a hypothetical question. Have you ever had a headache? If you re normal, of course you have....

Christianity -- Christian Living: weird questions, existence of aliens, existence of god
existence of aliens, existence of god, faith in god: Dear Stephanie, I think that the enormous dimensions of the universe (both in space and in time) are a symbolic representation of the immense greatness of God. When I think about the dimensions of the universe, I feel so small and I understand better the...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Her and me., jesus son of god, catching feelings
jesus son of god, catching feelings, first cousins: Dear Eric, Like you, I could not find any biblical mandate against marrying a second cousin. It might weird some folks out, but if your parents and her parents are ok with it and there is nothing in the bible forbidding it, it is your decision... May...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Baptism, Water Baptism
Water Baptism: Dear Olivia, I apologize for a tardy response. I was out of town and away from my computer for a couple of days... JESUS gave the simple requirements of water baptism in Mark 16. Mar 16:15 And He said to them, Go into all the world and preach the...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Baptizm, Water Baptism, Born Again
Water Baptism, Born Again, Salvation: Dear Mungnoi, If I understand your question correctly, you want your girlfriend to marry you but she is not saved. You are correct to not marry a girl who does not have a relationship with JESUS. However, it appears that you believe that a person receives...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Bible and Baptism: ASAP!, receiving the holy spirit, baptisim
receiving the holy spirit, baptisim, time jesus: Hi Olivia..... Come right to the point, I like that Olivia... As you can read, Johns baptisim in water, was a baptisim of b repentance /b ! Jesus had no need of repentance, but as you can further read, we are to follow in His footsteps. As He said,...

Christianity -- Christian Living: confession/thoughts/my soul, pastoral counselor, selling my soul
pastoral counselor, selling my soul, bad thoughts: Hello, Alex. No, I am not saying there is no hope for you, or anyone else. However, there is NO hope if a person is trusting in their own works to bring about their salvation. That s the trap that most people fall into. Most people who are affiliated...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Confused, Convert, Judaism
Convert, Judaism, Christianity: Dianne, This is a very troubling situation, but you are exactly right that you need to make her make her own decisions. We can t try to get people to choose to believe something they don t believe. People are convinced of things and then they believe....

Christianity -- Christian Living: Confused!, homosexuality is a sin, christian thoughts
homosexuality is a sin, christian thoughts, alpha courses: Hi Helen, Thank you for writing. Your questions are not confusing at all my friend. Indeed yes, you can be a Christian and deal with the beliefs you are dealing with. We believers are all under construction, but we are confident, by the word of Truth,...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Egg Donation / Surrogacy, egg donation, christian lifestyle
egg donation, christian lifestyle, bible verses: If I were you, I d ask this friend for some Bible verses to back up his/her claim that this would go against God s will. I can t think of a single one. Here s what I m getting: You are currently wishing for another child but are aware your financial/living...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Help - I have a major PROBLEM, christian upbringing, bitter divorce
christian upbringing, bitter divorce, exhusband: Hi Kathy, Thank you for writing. I am sorry it took me so long to respond, but I had a death in my family. I am sorry you are having this problem. Kathy I have two sister-In laws whom I am good frieds with. (My brothers ex-wives) However,if my husband...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Homosexuality, handsome boyfriend, god judges
handsome boyfriend, god judges, blessing from god: Juju, I so wish I had the answer to your questions. I m sure when you wrote to me you understood there are many different answers to your questions. I m sure you know that people of faith have been taught that homosexuality is an abomination to God. Just...

Christianity -- Christian Living: reasons, ingersoll robert, robert g ingersoll
ingersoll robert, robert g ingersoll, prometheus books: 2pm sat, 10-22 hi, marla; thanx for your question. i m kinda sad that you imply that you are trying to MAKE SENSE of the nonsense fairy tales that comprise the bible. that won t work; they are two completely different languages. we can t effectively...

Christianity -- Christian Living: relationships, Holy Spirit, in the world but not of it
Holy Spirit, in the world but not of it, indwelling: Hi Rachael, I m happy to help you with the gaps in your paper. I think if I were to answer those questions in 3 words, it would be The Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit, who comes to dwell within believers at their moment of true faith in Jesus Christ, empowers...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Salvation Prayer, salvation prayer, personal faith
salvation prayer, personal faith, ephesians 2: Hello, Christine. We must keep in mind that God is to receive all of the credit for our salvation, and not simply a large portion of it. You asked about the salvation prayer. The idea here is that if a person says a particular prayer, then that guarantees...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Salvation Prayer, salvation prayer, dear christine
salvation prayer, dear christine, psalm of david: Dear Christine, Mere words sometimes cannot express how we truly feel. GOD is never impressed by words as much as HE is by the intention of the heart. It sounds as though your intentions are pure. Please consider David s prayer and the truth that he sees...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Salvation... A Second Time?, romans 10, living my life
romans 10, living my life, swaby: Hi Christine, Thank you for writing. Please be patient with me my daughter passed away on 10/16/11. I will answer your question by 10/30/11 Brief answer You are still save Salvation is once and for all. Now the changes in your life is another thing. Read Romans...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Thank You!!, jesus crucifixion, jesus is lord
jesus crucifixion, jesus is lord, son of god: Thank you my Sister in Christ,:):) May God bless you and your family. May God continue to do a wonderful thing in your life and the lives of your family. I only did what God has called me to do. Now it is your turn. Tell all you meet about our wonderful...

Christianity -- Christian Living: thoughts/my soul, pastoral counselor, selling my soul
pastoral counselor, selling my soul, bad thoughts: Thanks for the update Alex! Great news to hear you are a little better. Part of the anxiety you described is similar to obsessive compulsive thoughts (anxiety related and all about control). I also think you are doing the right thing in not asking too...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Unequally yoked, relationship expectations, inappropriate relationship
relationship expectations, inappropriate relationship, personality characteristics: Hi Richard, I see that you ve addressed your question to someone else but I d like to add a couple of cents worth if you don t mind. The problem you re having with locating the line in the sand indicates that you re thinking from a legalistic point of...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Blasphemy of the Holy Spirit, Blasphemy, unpardonable sin
Blasphemy, unpardonable sin, truth: Dear Alice, There is a lot more to Blaspheming The HOLY SPIRIT than what I have read you are struggling with. When JESUS made HIS statement, the New Covenant had not been formalized. That began on the night that HE was betrayed, crucified and rose...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Blasphemy of the Holy Spirit, blasphemy of the holy spirit, random point
blasphemy of the holy spirit, random point, praising god: Hi Alice. Please forgive the length of time it took me to get back to you about this but, considering the length of your question, this took me a lot of thought and prayer in order to giv you a suitable answer. To respond to your first question: I m not...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Blasphemy of the Holy Spirit, blasphemy of the holy spirit, random point
blasphemy of the holy spirit, random point, praising god: The important think is that you know that is not what you believe... therefore you did not commit that sin. Remember to be saved just takes faith the size of a mustard seed . You just need a tiny bit of faith to say I am a sinner and Jesus died for me......

Christianity -- Christian Living: Blasphemy of the Holy Spirit, blasphemy of the holy spirit, sick to my stomach
blasphemy of the holy spirit, sick to my stomach, going to heaven: Hello, Alice. I am sorry for the delay in responding. There is much confusion about what exactly blasphemy against the Holy Spirit is. The Bible, however, spells out this particular sin in Mark 3. Mark 3:28-30: Verily I say unto you, All sins shall...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Blasphemy of the Holy Spirit, blasphemy of the holy spirit, christian television network
blasphemy of the holy spirit, christian television network, missionary: Dear Alice, It is no problem for me to help you to understand. You have simply been deceived and have lost faith. The deceiver is your real enemy. Now get your faith back by studying the promises of God in His Word the bible. If you are faithless,...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Divorce, scary prospect, adulterer
scary prospect, adulterer, eternal life: Hi Christine, I have not read that in the bible about adultry.If you have seen it please let me know where. Once you repent(Turn in the opposite direction) from your sins you are forgiven. Sins are not a sure way to hell. God offers forgiveness for all...

Christianity -- Christian Living: doble life, psicologist, life question
psicologist, life question, appology: Dear Gloria, God hassled you to me because He knows that I am the right one to answer you. I know how to deal with your problem. God gives me insight into these problems. Please make sure that you tick the private box when you send these to me. ...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Faith and Love, loving christian family, losing my faith
loving christian family, losing my faith, going through the motions: Dear Josh, Are you born again? The reason that I ask is that many who have been raised in a Christian environment tend to believe that they believe because of the influence and environment of a loving family instead of believing what GOD says and obeying...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Father is verbally abusive to Mother, egg shells, praising god
egg shells, praising god, verbal abuse: Hi Ann, Thank you so much for writing and caring so much for your parents. Your mother may be thinking that your father will change, that is what many people in abusive relationships believe. Your mom may be suffering from low self-esteem,depression and...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Gods forgivness, father jesus christ, confession of sins
father jesus christ, confession of sins, righteous one: When a person sins against God Matt. 6:6-12: “When you pray, go into your private room and, after shutting your door, pray to your Father who is in secret . . . ‘Our Father in the heavens, let your name be sanctified . . . and forgive us our debts, as we...

Christianity -- Christian Living: marriage, marriage, divorce
marriage, divorce, remarriage: Suzanne, thanks for your question. The Lord Jesus was clear on this particular issue in his teachings. The cause of the divorce is an important consideration here. If the divorce occurred because of sexual infidelity - adultery - then God permits and,...

Christianity -- Christian Living: masturbation, sexual immorality, extreme language
sexual immorality, extreme language, gods gift: Dear Garrett, I m sorry. But I find it difficult to believe that when you are masturbating you are not having a sexual fantasy about someone. Pleasing yourself is one thing, but pleasing yourself with no one in mind is unheard of... The Scriptures are...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Masturbation, fleshly lusts, strangers and pilgrims
fleshly lusts, strangers and pilgrims, pastor don: Hi Garrett, Thank you for this honest and open question. I will say that most people that masturbate eventually do some kind of fantasy. It is the fantasy itself that is clearly the sin. Matthew 5:27–30 (AV) 27 Ye have heard that it was said by them...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Pre-marital pregnancy/living together, room mates, relationship with god
room mates, relationship with god, nineteen years: Hello Ylina! Thank you for your question. The short answer is no. You are not living in sin by living together in a celebate relationship. May I suggest to continue to pray! Honestly I kid you not I was in a similar situation where I was conflicted. I...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Question on Dating, Dating, Christian relationships
Dating, Christian relationships: Priscilla, thanks for your patience. Your desire and your friend s desire to be in the perfect will of God is commendable and will certainly be honored by Him as you seek His wisdom. First, it is clear in the Scriptures that a man is meant to lead his family...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Regarding my initial question, auto reply, initial question
auto reply, initial question, 5th of november: Hi Kathy, I am on my way to church, but I wanted to respond to you. I believe I answered your question at least it appears that way on my end. Please resend if you have not received my response and I will answer again today. Sorry about the confusion. I...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Teen Heartbreak, sexual intercourse, kayley
sexual intercourse, kayley, cloud nine: Hi Kayley I m sorry to hear about the pain you re going through. Heartbreak like this is really painful. Some quick thoughts for you: Firstly, while your boyfriend caused you pain, I disagree with your friends who say he is a jerk. In many ways, he...

Christianity -- Christian Living: thinking of leaving my husband, month old baby, wonderfull kids
month old baby, wonderfull kids, confortable life: Hi Laure, Thank you for writing.You do indeed have a lot going on.I can certainly understand the resentment based upon the information you have written. Before I respond I have several questions so I can better understand your situation. Did you say you...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Tithing, tithing
tithing: Hi Richard, Thank you very much for your kind and gracious comments, but if you found the information to be of value, then the praise goes to our Father from whom comes all true knowledge, understanding and wisdom (Pro. 2:6). We are just thankful to be...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Tithing, promises of god, emotional stability
promises of god, emotional stability, necessary time: Hi Richard, Thank you for this great question. It is true that there are some that believe that since tithing was mentioned in the Old Testament, that it was something done away with when Christ came. Tithing was done before the Law of Moses was written,...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Unforgiveable sin, prayer to god, father god
prayer to god, father god, going to hell: Dear Jess, I tried to get an answer out to you earlier but it flew off my computer and was only retrieved this morning. I am so sorry for the delay in your answer. Please forgive. Let s hope I/we have better luck today. The very mention of the unforgivable...

Christianity -- Christian Living: bi-sextuality, religious bigot, western liberalism
religious bigot, western liberalism, liberal spirit: Dear Maria, I feel deeply for your situation, having a daughter like yours, but not with the same affliction. In these modern times, we have the anti Christ drawing near , ready for exposure. The rebellion against natural laws, increases in sinful...

Christianity -- Christian Living: The Bible and Pilgram's Progress, burning worm, hebrews 6
burning worm, hebrews 6, hebrews 10: Tressa, thanks for your patience and I hope you had a wonderful Christmas! The theme of this passage of the book is clearly a warning to those who believe on Christ to avoid the trap of losing eternal life and blessedness for the deceptive and destructive...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Blasphemy of the Holy Spirit, blasphemy of the holy spirit, blasphemy against the holy spirit
blasphemy of the holy spirit, blasphemy against the holy spirit, king james bible: Dear Alice from Tennesse. Do you have a clue as to what is involved in Blaspheming the Spirit of God? It isn t something one just *thinks* about, it is a total rejection of Christ, the bible, and anything to do with God, Holy Spirit, Church gatherings, etc!...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Blasphemy of the Holy Spirit, blasphemy of the holy spirit, biblical proof
blasphemy of the holy spirit, biblical proof, unclean spirit: This is a rather common question and I believe it stems from poor teaching regarding this sin. In a strict sense, this is the attributing of the works of the Holy Spirit to Satan. In a practical sense, it is a total and complete rejection of the grace...

Christianity -- Christian Living: How to get over a boy?, Christian, advice
Christian, advice, relationship: Good morning, Sunny! Relationships are always complicated things so I can understand your dilemma. Generally speaking, romantic relationships from the workplace are more problematic than ones from other areas of your life. The reason being that when difficulties...

Christianity -- Christian Living: cain and able, christ the messiah, moabites
christ the messiah, moabites, linage: James, Thank you for your question. Cain was Adam s firstborn son (See Genesis 4:1). Abel was also Adam s son (Gen. 4:2). Both are mentioned in chapter 4, verses 8-10 as brothers, by the Lord.. The lineage of Abel was not given, because he was murdered...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Catholic & Baptist relationship, Catholic, Baptist
Catholic, Baptist, differences: Good morning, Seth. You and your girlfriend sound like you are both trying to lead God-centered lives, be faithful in your relationship with Jesus Christ and to make following Him a priority in your lives. All of that is good. Denominations within the...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Christianity, Jesus, Father
Jesus, Father, Communion: Hi Nihal, This one is difficult for me. That is because I see Communion as a group ceremony in which we are doing something that reminds us of our relationship with Christ. For this reason, it is not the person doing it or giving it, it is the understanding...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Christianity, seeking god, wife family
seeking god, wife family, different man: Nihal, This is such a difficult question, but I appreciate the opportunity to seek to offer a suggestion In the USA, if that happened, I would suggest that you seek another church where the Scriptures are followed in seeking God s will in selecting leadership...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Church difficult situations, christian practices, matthew chapter
christian practices, matthew chapter, wife family: Hi Nihal - thank you for your question. My apologizes for a delay in responding. I m very sorry to hear about the problems with your Deacon. Remember that not everyone who professes to be a Christian really is. I would follow the bible s instructions on...

Christianity -- Christian Living: my daughter saids she is bi, lord jesus christ, sextuality
lord jesus christ, sextuality, mr burns: Hi Maria.... You are doing right, by what you are telling your daughter.... This is only a phase your daughter is going through. Stay with the love, and encouragement you are giving. Don t get into judging her or throwing the scriptures at her.... This will...

Christianity -- Christian Living: divorce & remarrige, commit adultery, lord of hosts
commit adultery, lord of hosts, two shall become one: Dear Toknow, Not from what I read in the Scriptures... Read Malachi Mal 2:16 For I hate divorce, says the LORD, the God of Israel, and him who covers his garment with wrong, says the LORD of hosts. So take heed to your spirit, that you do not...

Christianity -- Christian Living: How to get over this doubt?, one true way, lord jesus christ
one true way, lord jesus christ, porn addiction: Dear Tressa, You are basing your faith on your inward feelings, which is fine to start with but these feelings can be moved. You need to base your faith on the holy covenant that God says He has made with man Hebrews 8:10. Faith comes by hearing God...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Is emotionalism always wrong?, feelings, supress
feelings, supress, thoughts: Hi Tressa, The fact is that our feelings are representative of our thought processes. Each thought or group of thoughts has a corresponding feeling. The feeling we get is based on the value we place on the thought. If we see that thought as negative,...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Is Faith a Work?, flesh profits, corinthians chapter
flesh profits, corinthians chapter, i corinthians: ASV: I Corinthians Chapter 1 [21] For seeing that in the wisdom of God the world through its wisdom knew not God, it was God’s good pleasure through the foolishness of the message preached, to save them that believe. ASV: Romans Chapter 12 [3] For...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Full Surrender to God?, surrender to god, roller coaster
surrender to god, roller coaster, life god: Hi Elizabeth Thanks for your question. It s surprisingly common. What I think you actually need is help with your anxiety. There is a very good treatment for anxiety, which is called CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy). It teaches us to relax, to...

Christianity -- Christian Living: what is god's reward for hard times/struggle?, attitudes and values, human flesh
attitudes and values, human flesh, chaotic times: I will give you the short and concise answer: God ONLY rewards obedience. Obedience is defined as believing upon the One whom He has sent, i.e., Jesus Christ, as your Savior and Lord. Hard times are the product of the fall from grace as related in Genesis...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Is there any hope?, matthew 721, morning devotions
matthew 721, morning devotions, preceptaustin: Elizabeth, Thank you for your earnest question. The simple answer is YES!!! You have presented the case, very strongly I might add, that there are false teachers in this world that captivate men/women with their false teachings. The Apostle Paul dealt...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Is there any hope?, matthew 721, morning devotions
matthew 721, morning devotions, preceptaustin: Hello, Elizabeth. I am sorry for the delay in responding. Yes, there is still hope for the unregenerate sinners in the world. Christ died for His people (Matthew 1:21), and they will, in God s timetable, come to salvation. We have to understand what...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Illegal, Confession, Repentance
Confession, Repentance, Restitution: Dear Stephanie, I am not a lawyer so the legal implications of your actions would be better served by getting legal advice. I will tell you however what the Bible says about such actions. You are correct in accessing your activities as sinful. The WORD...

Christianity -- Christian Living: How do you know if your faith is real?, faith, God's will
faith, God's will, Traditions: Dear Elizabeth, You sound well versed in Scripture and Christian perspective. You have received good counsel to not put too much stock in feelings but nevertheless these are the very attributes that the enemy at times uses seeking to render us benign in...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Is it legit doubt?, doing it my way, different this time
doing it my way, different this time, bible study: Hello, Tressa. Feel free to ask whatever you like. That is what I m here for. Your main questions basically are, Am I truly saved?, and What evidence should I find in my life if I am saved? When we study the Bible, we find that it teaches that...

Christianity -- Christian Living: masturbaiting, Masturbation, self control
Masturbation, self control, sexuality: Elijah, I understand your struggle with this behavior because it is one that has become a habit for you and one that your body is now trained to engage in. I do have a question about your question, however, and the answer you offer will help me in my...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Moving out/flatting, Single, married
Single, married, discipleship: Dear Ricky, An interesting question for sure! But, we must keep in mind that the Scriptures were initially given to those who lived in a tight knit community, so for them to leave father and mother didn t necessarily mean that he/she were leaving their...

Christianity -- Christian Living: My mum and her suicide attempt, belief in god, rational decisions
belief in god, rational decisions, suicide attempt: Hi Jacelyn, I was just followimg up on yourprecious mother. Holidays are difficult on everyone. In my earlier communication, I was mot referring to you as a child, but simply your parents children. Sorry for the confusion. Indeed, you sound quite mature...

Christianity -- Christian Living: prayer for healing and reconciliation, webstreaming, consolation
webstreaming, consolation, interrogation: Hello Audrey, Thank you for your email, Wow... Please let me know how things are going... I pray for you. I pray that God helps heal the wounds and paves the way for you in any direction that He wants you to go. I pray that you are given the strength...

Christianity -- Christian Living: PSYCHIC, dreams and visions, visions and dreams
dreams and visions, visions and dreams, vision of the night: Hello Samson, Thank you for your question. I know this can be upsetting especially if one is confused by the way a dream or vision comes. Can I ask, have you sat down and studied scriptures about dreams and visions? I wouldn t go saying that these are...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Relationship question, marriage, sex outside of marriage
marriage, sex outside of marriage, cohabitation: Hi Kelli, Thank you for your question. Of course, the short simplistic answer is: Because he s not your husband... yet. But the question actually goes much deeper to the very fabric of American culture and is therefore a far more insightful question...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Salvation.. Follow-Up, worship choir, true salvation
worship choir, true salvation, gift of salvation: Hi Christine, I remember your letter. I am glad to hear things are going well for you. You have done a good job of explaining Salvation. Just let me add a few things. Children should have an understanding of who God is and what salvation means before they...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Is In Vitro Fertilisation a sin when you are not married?, vitro fertilization, peace with god
vitro fertilization, peace with god, jesus god: Nowhere in the Bible does God condone having children outside of marriage. Even for his Son, Jesus, God chose His mother to be a married woman. I think this says a lot for how God feels about marriage and family. Though the Bible doesn t say anything...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Worship/leadership in church/sacrements, leadership component, worship leadership
leadership component, worship leadership, 1 timothy 3: Hey Nihal, That definitely sounds like a rough situation. Those character qualities (or better lack of character qualities ) are definitely problematic when a person is in leadership in a church. Paul details the traits needed for leadership in 1 Timothy...