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Christianity -- Christian Living: Purity, 1 corinthians 7, according to scripture
1 corinthians 7, according to scripture, sex before marriage: Hi Pamela, Thank you for this honest question. The sin of sex before marriage is called fornication. He is absolutely right that he should move out until you get married. According to scripture, there are only two ways to avoid this sin, don t touch...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Question about Christian comics, christian comic book, cartoon cats
christian comic book, cartoon cats, cartoon animals: Jason, thanks for your question! First of all, I applaud you for your desire to use your talents to draw people nearer to Jesus! Such a thing is much needed in the body of Christ today. As to your question, I cannot speak for a majority of Christians,...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Questions Still on Unequally Yolked..., ground for divorce, unbelieving spouse
ground for divorce, unbelieving spouse, godly life: Hi Lynn, This is a very different question (or, lets say you have added elements that would alter my previous reply). There is an important biblical teaching to the first part of this question: I Corinthians 7:13 Also, if any woman has an unbelieving...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Religion and relationship, dating, marriage
dating, marriage, parents: Joey, thank you for your question. I apologize for the delay in my answer; weekends are my busiest times. My commitment to you as I answer your question is to be lovingly honest and to give you the counsel of Christ rather than my own personal counsel. Please...

Christianity -- Christian Living: how to recover after an affair, infidelity, marriage counseling
infidelity, marriage counseling, affair: Hi Delma, While I m not trained as a marriage counselor, I am happy to help to the best of my ability. I have a feeling that your best avenue would be to explore this in the context of a trained marriage counselor (a Christian one if your husband will...

Christianity -- Christian Living: sexual fantasies, sexual fantasies, pink elephant
sexual fantasies, pink elephant, apostle paul: Hi Dylan Thanks for your question. I think a helpful way to think about sin is it s not a long list of bad things, but instead, it s anything that gets in the way of our relationship with God. So for some people, certain things will be sinful, but for others...

Christianity -- Christian Living: teenage trap, feelings, hurt
feelings, hurt, anger: HI Jean, What happens when you let of feelings? When you let go of negative feelings, they go away forever. When you let go of positive feelings, other ones just take their place because they are a permanent part of who you are. This process is...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Unequally Yolked, messianic rabbi, rabbi yochanan
messianic rabbi, rabbi yochanan, religious harmony: Hi Lynn, The text is fairly self explanatory. Those who hold deeply religious views do well to marry someone with compatible beliefs. If one, as an example, is a devout Catholic a marriage to say a Muslim would obviously be wrought with religious and social...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Using cartoon animals to convey the Gospel, who am I, God
who am I, God, expression: Hi Jason, I always like to measure what I do by the character of God because I am an expression of HIM. For that reason, I measure everything by love. I ask myself, is what I am about to do, enhance someone or give them more life? If the answer is...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Chronology, chronology, different accounts
chronology, different accounts, synoptic gospel: Hi Simon, It is a curious thing that there are several versions of the temple cleansing and where they occur. The same thing happens with the feeding of the multitudes. Part of what this does is cause us to ask the very question you re asking about the...

Christianity -- Christian Living: The cleansing of the temple, Cleansing of the Temple, counter-cultural
Cleansing of the Temple, counter-cultural, revolutionary: Preach it, brother! :-) Good to hear from you, Simon, and I trust your Easter was wonderful. Aaahhhh, the cleansing of the temple and what it means for us. This opens a whole realm of how we understand what we read in the Bible. Point 1--we cannot...

Christianity -- Christian Living: communion/church member, lord jesus christ, thief on the cross
lord jesus christ, thief on the cross, religious spirit: Hi Deborah,Sorry for the delay in replying, this person is clearly displaying a religious spirit . They had no right to to tell you or try to intimidate you or make you feel guilty in taking part in the communion of our Lord Jesus Christ.: http://christianity.about.com/od/faqhelpdesk/f/whatiscommunion.htm...

Christianity -- Christian Living: How to deal with Jehovah witnesses, jehovah witness, jehovah witnesses
jehovah witness, jehovah witnesses, jehova witness: Hello, Kelly. The Bible gives instruction on this matter in II John. II John 9-11: Whosoever transgresseth, and abideth not in the doctrine of Christ, hath not God. He that abideth in the doctrine of Christ, he hath both the Father and the Son. If...

Christianity -- Christian Living: forgiveness, forgiveness, going to church
forgiveness, going to church: Hi Kara, You are not alone in feeling this way. We receive letters from some who go to church regularly, who still feel guilt and shame and question whether God has forgiven them. The simple answer to your question is that, no, you do not have to go...

Christianity -- Christian Living: forgivness, sexual purity, man of god
sexual purity, man of god, stronger man: Dear Jorge, I am blessed to hear that she is doing well! I pray that continues as she faces the realities that can either be used by YHWH to free her further, or (depending on her own heart) bind her. May she come through these tempering circumstances broken...

Christianity -- Christian Living: help me plz, joy and peace, dear john
joy and peace, dear john, word of god: Jake - thanks for your question and sorry for a late reply. You ve said a lot in your question and what you ve said is very serious. It s good that you re reaching out to others for guidance. In short, I strongly recommend you find a Christian counselor...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Job/Music?, work, ministry
work, ministry, the future: Robert, thanks for your heartfelt question. It is exciting and refreshing to read about your heart to serve Christ with your life rather than pursue the vain and empty things of the world. Wise choice! As to your specific question about work/service,...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Who do we know is in Hell?, hell, perdition
hell, perdition, son of hell: Hi Simon, you are absolutely correct. We cannot know for sure who will be in Hell, unless Scripture states it. Certain ones among the Pharisees and teachers of the Law were viewed by Jesus as hell-bound. Matthew 23:15 Woe to you, teachers of the law...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Living with Partner, long distance relationship, full time work
long distance relationship, full time work, full time job: Dear Jamie, You do right to think about the appearance of evil . You can compromise your relationship in the eyes of church people that way. However staying with her family in their home is not the same as staying together. The parents still are overseers,...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Lutheran or?, lutheran world federation, coven of witches
lutheran world federation, coven of witches, dwelling place: Hello, Reidulf. I m not sure what you re talking about. I do not belong to any institution, and I do not know what the Lutheran World Federation is. The only authority for me, and everyone, really, is the Bible, the Word of God. This is where we find...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Matthew 16:19 and John 20:23, failure of the church, sins of the church
failure of the church, sins of the church: Hi Simon, I hear what you re saying. When you ask: Just one little thing: what happens when the Church, or a part of it, gets it wrong and fails to forgive someone, without realizing that (s)he has actually fulfilled all the criteria of repentance etc.?...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Pastors ill equiped to counsel, Counseling
Counseling: Dear Maria, I m inclined to agree with you to some extent. Many pastors in pulpits today are not equipped to deal with the day to day problems of their congregations. Many are not even interested. Pastoring has become pretty much what you have described....

Christianity -- Christian Living: The Rapture, rapture, comfortable Christians
rapture, comfortable Christians, Judgment Day: Hi Simon, Thank you, I am quite well. Thank you also for asking about the Rapture. Yes, I do believe it will happen and it is in the Bible. It s been my experience that most people don t dispute the is it in the Bible part. What they dispute...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Relationship, six times, landlord
six times, landlord, great time: Hello Hope, Thank you for the strength to write this, I know this wasn t easy to speak of. Honey, God is giving you strength. Seriously, He knows how strong you are and you are really courageous to be walking through this and allowing yourself to let this...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Relationship, dating, fellowship
dating, fellowship, marriage: Dear Chancy, You asked; i think what I m asking is how do i show her how i feel about her without causing her to back slide in her 2 year commitment? how do i get close with her in friendship and not take her focus?? how do i handle this?? You simply...

Christianity -- Christian Living: The Ritual of Marriage- just a few quick questions., 1 corinthians 7, act of marriage
1 corinthians 7, act of marriage, christian marriage: Dear Nimath, Marriage is not something you have to do in a church. There is no format for marriage in the bible. Hence there is no standard procedure. Each culture makes up its own. So then marriage is cultural, at least the wedding part of it. The...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Social Phobia, how to grow in love, how to serve God
how to grow in love, how to serve God, identity in Christ: Hi Sam, I m glad you found it helpful. In answer to your present inquiry, I ll share a quick story. I was recently in a meeting for the Worship & Arts ministry at my church and our new worship pastor made an interesting comment that I m treasuring. He...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Is it wrong?, Christian liberty, legalism
Christian liberty, legalism, violence: 8 April 2011 Dear Brian, I m glad that you re sensitive enough in this day and time to even ask a question like this. The two main issues you need to consider are: (1) If Our Lord were with you--which He is--would you want Him to see and/or do what...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Absolutely Lost. Please share your wisdom, walmart, young girl
walmart, young girl, kindness: You state at the end here that you beg for my wisdom. Wisdom often is a voice crying in the streets while no one listens. Do you really want my wisdom? Or, are you seeking a shoulder to cry on? Really, I am perhaps the wrong person to answer your...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Christianity's View on Animal Rights, Dominion, Animal Abuse
Dominion, Animal Abuse, media: Dear Jessica, Great questions! Let me attempt to help; Many reference the following text in their attempt to support the view that you ask about. Lets see if that works; Genesis 1:26(KJV) 26And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness:...

Christianity -- Christian Living: christianity, Augistine, Tolle Lege
Augistine, Tolle Lege: Hi Johnny, The internet is a wonderful source for research. I did not know the answer off the top of my head, so I did some research. This is what I found. http://www.tollelegepress.com/about.php The name Tolle Lege comes from St. Augustine s autobiographical...

Christianity -- Christian Living: christianity, king ashoka, practices of christianity
king ashoka, practices of christianity, dear johnny: Dear johnny, I guess I m not sure what you are asking. Constantine was used to implement a number of changes in the early practices of Christianity. His edict in 323AD to change the day of worship/Sabbath from the biblical seventh day to Sunday because...

Christianity -- Christian Living: christianity, personal miracle, jesus was a man
personal miracle, jesus was a man, jesus bones: Hi Johnny, The word doctrine is the same as the word teaching. As Paul put it, If Jesus was not resurrected (died and buried first of course)then we are in a terrible situation. What that would mean is that we can t be sure of life beyond the grave. Jesus...

Christianity -- Christian Living: christianity, passion narratives, king herod
passion narratives, king herod, romans 4: His vicarious death means that he died as a substitute for other people. If He had been other than human then His death wouldn t have been the same kind of death that people face and therefore His death wouldn t be able to be a substitutionary death. ...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Daily comunion at home, christains, christian believers
christains, christian believers, stonecipher: Hi Barry, good to hear from you. You are correct, it indeed is acceptable to have communion with your Christian brothers and sisters in your home. There is no special requirement regarding the kind of bread to use, but do be mindful of the teaching of the...

Christianity -- Christian Living: death according to the Bible, mystery of the kingdom, truth mark
mystery of the kingdom, truth mark, things of the spirit: Hello, Annie. I m sorry for the delay in responding. God specifically wrote the Bible so that it would be very difficult to come to truth on any particular issue. Ultimately, God has to open a person s eyes, because the Bible is a spiritual Book. ...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Can we get married spiritually?, maried, 18 years
Christianity -- Christian Living: Can we get married spiritually?, maried, 18 years, parents

Christianity -- Christian Living: genetic engineering, avraham steinberg, rabbi yisrael
avraham steinberg, rabbi yisrael, messianic jew: Hi Jacob, I m not a Christian. I m a Messianic Jew. However the standard take would depend on the specifics of the case. Genetic engineering is a very broad category. Most Believers in God to my experience are somewhat reticent about such researches,...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Help Discerning God’s will through OCD, OCD, Counseling
OCD, Counseling, Anxiety: Dear Jim, Though you have been diagnosed by contemporary thought and given a contemporary term to describe your condition , since there is nothing new under the sun according to the Bible, we should be able to go to it and find some answers for this...

Christianity -- Christian Living: marriage, true marriage, glory to god
true marriage, glory to god, united family: Hi Andre, Thank you for this very good question. I am sorry for my late response, and I am sorry for what you have been through. You are correct that God allows for re-marriage if there is adultery involved. You got divorced under Biblical grounds. ...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Can we get married spiritually?, marriage contracts, marriage commitment
marriage contracts, marriage commitment, romans 7: Dear Sarah, Firstly you only live in adultery if one of you is married to someone else. It is not legitimate, legally speaking, but it is not adultery. Well the reason for getting married is the commitment part, the legally binding contract made...

Christianity -- Christian Living: My parents hate my tattooed boyfriend, tattoos, Lev 19: 28
tattoos, Lev 19: 28: You re welcome, Katie. BTW, someone may produce the following Scripture as proof that tattoos are bad: Leviticus 19:28 Do not cut your bodies for the dead or put tattoo marks on yourselves. I am the LORD. It is wise to look at the overall context...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Rejection by church, gift of tongues, speaking in tongues
gift of tongues, speaking in tongues, red flags: Hi Lisa, Well, the only non denominational church I know of, or that is possible, is the true church which opposes denominationalism and no longer works miracles of the Biblical kind because God no longer provides the power to do them. The usual non denominational...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Relationships, forgiveness, dating
forgiveness, dating, abuse: Hi Meg, Your question involves two related but separate issues. The first is forgiveness. Christ was asked specifically how many times are we required to forgive others. Then came Peter to him, and said, Lord, how often shall my brother sin against...

Christianity -- Christian Living: relationships and religion, Religion, Relationships
Religion, Relationships, Courtship: Dear Crystal, First of all, I apologize for not being able to get to your question sooner. I ve had an eventful week, so far... As for your question; there are at least two perspectives seen in professing Christendom. You nailed them both with your...

Christianity -- Christian Living: relationships and religion, step of faith, sturdy wall
step of faith, sturdy wall, youth representative: Crystal, I fear I cannot give you much comfort. Consider two houses: one is built directly on a level patch of ground. The other is built on a standard foundation - footings dug into the earth, concrete poured, blocks laid to make a sturdy wall. Other...

Christianity -- Christian Living: relationships and religion, ingersoll robert, robert g ingersoll
ingersoll robert, robert g ingersoll, prometheus books: fri, 5/13 (i just recvd your Q) hi crystal; thanx for your question. i have been a professional counselor for years. so i know a lot about it. your description of boyfriend as EXTREMELY religious, raises a big RED FLAG. EXTREME anything is...

Christianity -- Christian Living: relationships and religion, obeying god, child of god
obeying god, child of god, youth representative: Hello, Crystal. II Corinthians 6:14 teaches that we are not to be unequally yoked with unbelievers. This means that, when it comes to dating or marriage, a person who believes himself to be a child of God should not be romantically interested in someone...

Christianity -- Christian Living: relationships and religion, relationships, religion
relationships, religion, agreement: Hi Crystal, This is often a very serious problem because of the depth of commitment some people have with their religion. If your boyfriend will not allow you to have your own view, there is little you can do to remedy this situation. For a relationship...

Christianity -- Christian Living: relationships and religion, different faiths, intimate relationships
different faiths, intimate relationships, youth representative: Crystal, I m really sorry to hear that people have treated you so unlovingly rather than showing you the deep love of Jesus and God our Father. I am convinced that if you were to just hear the honest to goodness truth about who Jesus is and what He has...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Sexual contact between father and daughter according to the bible and Christian believe, e mail address, intercourse sex
e mail address, intercourse sex, sexual immorality: Dear Debbie, You are quite right.... actually the bible does not define what is these various sins... sexual immorality is a general heading for any unlawful sexual sin and pretty much describes and covers everything wrong sexually. But what is wrong...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Single Christian Senior Citizens and Sincere Lovemaking, bed undefiled, twoedged sword
bed undefiled, twoedged sword, marriage bond: Hi Kelly, THank you for this great question. I am sorry for my late response. You are right that you should not be doing this unless you are married. You will not lose your salvation, but you will lose God s hand of blessing upon your life. I suggest...

Christianity -- Christian Living: sin, getting a tattoo, clear conscience
getting a tattoo, clear conscience, freedom in christ: Hi Michael, you ask the question as if you already know the answer, so why do you want to justify it to yourself if you already know? For a start, Jesus is no longer on the cross, he died (yes) and he rose again. Why would you wanna keep him on the...

Christianity -- Christian Living: spirtual, spiritual gifts, believer
spiritual gifts, believer, unbeliever: Hello Ifu, thank you for your question! While each person is created with creative talents, abilities, perspectives, and personalities, a spiritual gift is different. A spiritual gift is received at the moment of faith--it is given by the Holy Spirit....

Christianity -- Christian Living: Is This True???, Law, Truth
Law, Truth, Old Testament: Dear Charity, Thank you for the kind words and encouragement! I am blessed that I was able to point you to HIS WORD for your answers! I believe that you have discerned your husband s idolatry very well! There is only ONE LIVING GOD. We will ALL individually...

Christianity -- Christian Living: unforgiveness, seeking god, book of matthew
seeking god, book of matthew, life god: Dear Margaret Thanks for your question. Are you referring to the story from Matthew 18? [http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=matthew%2018:21-35&version=NLT] If you are, then I think this story is told to us to teach us that we must not be hypocrites,...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Better listening, internal dialogue, type test
internal dialogue, type test, things that matter: Hi Amy Thanks for your question. Firstly, I need to applaud you, because not only are you aware of your weakness but you are also trying to do something about it! Most people a) aren t aware or b) are aware but don t care. My advice on this front is...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Born Again, wayne tucker, case god
wayne tucker, case god, rebirth: Nihal, If one holds that we are responsible for seeking and achieving the conditions of our own rebirth, then one must usually also hold that we can lose that status before God, through our own actions. In that sense, one could be born again any number...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Born Again, born again, reincarnation
born again, reincarnation, filling of the Holy Spirit: Hi Nihal, Good to hear from you! The short answer to the question whether someone can be born again more than once would be No. But why give a short answer when I can write volumes? :-) The Scripture associated with this would be NIV John 3:1 Now...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Born Again, little flock, earth humans
little flock, earth humans, mount zion: Definition: Being born again involves being baptized in water (“born from water”) and begotten by God’s spirit (“born from . . . spirit”), thus becoming a son of God with the prospect of sharing in the Kingdom of God. (John 3:3-5) Jesus had this experience,...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Born Again, seeking spirit, false witness
seeking spirit, false witness, spirit of god: Dear Brother, Your Question is: Can a person be Born Again more than Once ? Born Again is a complete change of heart and spirit. It enables you to enter the kingdom of God now, on this earth. Once yielded in this fashion, you are enabled to enter...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Born Again, santification, brother in christ
santification, brother in christ, true happiness: Dear Nihal, as a catholic I do not believe that the born again expression is correct. Let me try to explain my view. 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...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Born Again, daughter of god, holy spirit
daughter of god, holy spirit, hohmann: No. When God gives His Holy Spirit to someone, God does so knowing that the person will not turn away from Him. We must not discount the influence of the Holy Spirit. The question you need to answer for yourself is, to whom does God give His Holy Spirit,...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Born Again, holy spirit of god, reply jesus
holy spirit of god, reply jesus, spiritual descendants: Nihal, I have one more thing to add.. Hebrews 6 4 It is impossible for those who have once been enlightened, who have tasted the heavenly gift, who have shared in the Holy Spirit, 5 who have tasted the goodness of the word of God and the powers of the coming...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Born Again, dynamic vitality, moral failure
dynamic vitality, moral failure, stonecipher: Hi Nihal, No, a person cannot be born again more than once. Only a new spiritual life provided by God can change a perso and his or her destiny. Jesus came to earth just because human beings must be born again and only through faith in Jesus does an ...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Born Again, born again, saved
born again, saved, salvation: Greetings Nihal, You asked whether a person be born again more than once.  1. The answer partially depends on one s personal definition of born again. The term is usually used to mean a Christian who has experienced a dramatic conversion to...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Born Again, Born again, Rebirth
Born again, Rebirth, Salvation: Nihal, thanks for your question. To answer your question simply: No, we are born again once. There is no indication anywhere in the New Testament Scriptures that people are born again more than once, but there are plentiful warnings against falling away...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Born Again, thy word is a lamp unto my feet, god sins
thy word is a lamp unto my feet, god sins, wrath of god: Hello, Nihal. No. Salvation, or becoming born again (John 3:3), is a one-time event in any person s life. The result of this salvation is that God gives them a new heart and a new soul, and indwells the individual with the Holy Spirit. Ezekiel 36:25-27:...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Born Again, backslider, eternal life
backslider, eternal life, christians: This question could be debated among Christians for the reason that people differ on whether or not you can lose your salvation. Personally, I do not believe a Christian can lose their salvation. Here s why: I give them eternal life, and they shall...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Born Again, obeying god, hebrews 1
obeying god, hebrews 1, hebrews 6: Hello Nihal, That s a good question. There are no examples of it happening in the New Testament and, according to some top scholars, there seems to be some indication that it cannot happen. See Hebrews 6. Then, read Hebrews 1-5. However, to say that...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Born Again, mr burns, promise of the father
mr burns, promise of the father, sons of god: hi Nihal... All mankind are born of the flesh, born of man. The need is to be born of the Spirit, born of God, born from above. All mankind, born of the flesh, are under the sentence of death through sin. Those born of the Spirit have passed out of death,...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Born Again, relationship god, lifelong relationship
relationship god, lifelong relationship, search john: Dear Nihal If you read John 3 (http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=John+3&version=NIVUK) you will see where the expression born again comes from. I believe that if you are born again, you are born in a new way into the life of Christ. This means...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Born Again, family of god, eternal life
family of god, eternal life, senn: Nihal, As far as I can find , in Scripture, there are no examples were someone was born again more than once. Furthermore, once a person has been born into God s family, there are many promises concerning that person s relationship with the family of God....

Christianity -- Christian Living: Born Again, ingersoll robert, robert g ingersoll
ingersoll robert, robert g ingersoll, prometheus books: 11am tues, 6-28 hi nihal; thanx for your question; Born again is a nonsense concept, based on a nonsense belief. PLEASE reconsider such ideas as a waste of time & energy; redirect your thots & energy toward something USEFUL AND REAL! The...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Bride of Christ, new testament church, tabernacle of god
new testament church, tabernacle of god, holy priesthood: Well, well, nice to hear back from you Nihal, how is everything going? I noticed that you had submitted your last question, [false testimonies] or statement, to others on the site, and apparently weren t answered, for I found them in the question pool, which...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Bride of Christ, new testament church, ingersoll robert
new testament church, ingersoll robert, robert g ingersoll: EARLY SUNDAY 6.26.11 hi, nihal; thanx for your question. you may be surprised by my answer; but this info will help you: The following 2 references were very helpful to me as I wondered, then studied and thought, then outgrew the deeply flawed...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Bride of Christ, Bride of Christ, Wife of the Lamb
Bride of Christ, Wife of the Lamb, Holy City: Hi Nihal! Thank you for such an interesting question! I love the imagery of the Bride of Christ! The imagery is used throughout the end of the book of Revelation and because it s imagery, it s used in a way to communicate many things...kind of like...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Bride of Christ, new testament church, new jerusalem
new testament church, new jerusalem, lamb of god: Nihal, Both are technically correct. The church is referred to as having been espoused to one husbandman . Christ is the head of the church as the man is the head of the woman. Paul said, he spoke of a mystery concerning Christ and the church. Revelation...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Bride of Christ, new testament church, bride of christ
new testament church, bride of christ, kingdom of god: Dear Nihal Thank you for your question. My reading of Scripture is that the Bride of Christ is the church (the body of believers). I would interpret the New Jerusalem as being the kingdom of God, which will be the body of believers, so in one way, it is...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Bride of Christ, bride of christ, new Jerusalem
bride of christ, new Jerusalem: Greetings Nihal, You asked whether the bride of Christ is the new testament church or the new Jerusalem. In Revelation 21:2, John saw in his vision (Rev. 9:17) from Christ, the new Jerusalem . . . prepared as a bride , which is not the same as saying...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Bride of Christ, new testament church, new jerusalem
new testament church, new jerusalem, bride of christ: Scripture appears to define both as the bride of Christ. However, the new Jerusalem is at first defined as being as a bride. We need to remember that the whole book is mostly written in allegorical and figurative language. The new Jerusalem is most beautiful,...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Bride of Christ, new testament church, pastor don
new testament church, pastor don, glorious church: Hi Nihal Thanks for this great question. The New Testament church is the Bride of Christ. Ephesians 5:25–27 (AV) 25 Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it; 26 That he might sanctify and cleanse it with...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Bride of Christ, new testament church, bride of christ
new testament church, bride of christ, graig: Hi Nihal, No scripture actually says this, The Church would be the Bride of Christ. These verses are often used to suggest that. 2 Cor 11:1-2 11:1 I WISH you would bear with me while I indulge in a little [so-called] foolishness. Do bear with...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Bride of Christ, new testament church, lord and savior
new testament church, lord and savior, jesus returns: Hi Nihal - my apologies for a delay in getting back to you. The bride of Christ is very simply put as all those people who have genuinely in their heart accepted Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior. When Jesus returns to the Earth, he, the bridegroom,...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Bride of Christ, marriage supper of the lamb, new testament church
marriage supper of the lamb, new testament church, son jesus christ: Hello, thank you Nihal for your question. I appologize for not getting back to you sooner. It s been a little bit busy on my side of the internet. To best answer your question, believers are considered the bride of Christ. We who believe in God through...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Bride of Christ, holy city jerusalem, new testament church
holy city jerusalem, new testament church, seven bowls: Revelation 21:2 New Living Translation (NLT) 2 And I saw the holy city, the new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven like a bride beautifully dressed for her husband. Revelation 21:9-11 New International Version (NIV) The New Jerusalem,...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Bride of Christ, new testament church, new jerusalem
new testament church, new jerusalem, dwelling place: Sorry for the delay in responding. Things have been busy lately. I find this hard to answer in the way that my understanding of the New Jerusalem is of a city that will be a reconstruction of Jerusalem and will be the dwelling place of the Saints. Now,...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Bride of Christ, old testament times, new testament church
old testament times, new testament church, city of israel: Hello Nihal, The New Testament church and the New Jerusalem are just two ways of speaking about the same group of people. Of course, they are all those people who obey the teachings of Jesus and strive to imitate his manner of life. A little explanation:...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Bride of Christ, new testament church, david moses
new testament church, david moses, abraham david: Hello, Nihal. The bride of Christ is anyone, throughout history, who has been saved by God. They become spiritually married to Christ as a result (Romans 7:4). Revelation 21:1-2: And I saw a new Heaven and a new Earth: for the first Heaven and the first...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Bride of Christ, new testament church, wetpaint
new testament church, wetpaint, bride of christ: Hi Nihal. I think you might be a bit confused; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bride_of_Christ http://melqoshrain.wetpaint.com/page/THE+BRIDE+OF+CHRIST+BY+PERRY+STONE New Jerusalem was beautifully adorned as a bride, John said, because it will be the...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Bride of Christ, new testament church, wayne tucker
new testament church, wayne tucker, new jerusalem: Nihal, Most generally, in Western thought, the Church is considered to be the bride of Christ. In John s Revelation, the heavenly city, the New Jerusalem, is described as being beautiful in the same manner as a bride adorned for her husband. We do not...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Bride of Christ, Church, Bride
Church, Bride: Greetings Nihal! The word church is a bit of a misnomer in that it is the Greek version of the word from the Hebrew; synagogue or gathering of people or assembly. When Messiah stated what HE did in Matthew 16, HE was telling HIS disciples several things;...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Bride of Christ, new testament church, new jerusalem
new testament church, new jerusalem, praise be to god: Greetings in Christ Nihal, How good to hear from you. There are two lines of thought as to who the bride of Christ is: True Christians and New Jerusalem. I will give you supportive scriptures so you can study it on your own. Trust the Holy Spirit...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Bride of Christ, new testament church, new jerusalem
new testament church, new jerusalem, bride of christ: Both testaments use the picture or concept of a bride to represent the people of God. Even the reference to the New Jerusalem is speaking of the Church in a corporate sense and not the city in a literal sense. The purpose of the imagery is to express the love...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Bride of Christ, new testament church, bride of jesus christ
new testament church, bride of jesus christ, christian followers: Jesus Christ established the new covenant & it was validated by his sacrifice. (Lu 22:20) 10 days after he ascended to his Father, he poured out the holy spirit on his disciples (Bride of Christ) gathered in an upper room in Jerusalem.—Ac 2:1-4, 17, 33; 2Co...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Deceiptive Spirits, psychology, psychiatry
psychology, psychiatry, demons: Dear Alice, Though I am not a psychologist/psychiatrist, I believe GOD S WORD has the answers for all matters of psuche / soul, where those professions derive their names... The terms oppression, depression, possession are contemporary terms that...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Deceiptive Spirits, demonic, voices
demonic, voices, spiritual attack: First off, Alice, thank you for reaching out to me. I hope to offer you reassurance that is Biblical---straight from the Word of God which is the Word of Truth. Only because what I offer is God s Word explained can you rely upon it as Truth. The answer...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Deceiptive Spirits, mental health issues, spirit voice
mental health issues, spirit voice, hearing voices: Dear Alice Thank you for your question. I am so sorry to hear about the things you ve been going through. There are many examples in the New Testament where we see people being healed from spirits and negative voices in their lives. It was a big part...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Deceiptive Spirits, hearing voices, mornning
hearing voices, mornning, ouiji board: I have seen this sort of thing before. The evil spirits start off by playing bad guy / good guy. They give you some disturbing and frightening experiences, then rescue you from them, pretending to be another spirit who is nice. You state that...

Christianity -- Christian Living: devotions, messianic judaism, prayers and meditations
messianic judaism, prayers and meditations, rabbi yochanan: Shalom Stacy, This is my own knowledge. If you are interested I offer a free online school of authentic Messianic Judaism and lots of other online activities. Best of success to you, ~ Rabbi Yochanan Levine http://jewtoo.org http://templebethhashem.org...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Divorce, messiah jesus, sexual immorality
messiah jesus, sexual immorality, dear philip: Dear Philip, Assuming that you both are professing believers and followers of Messiah JESUS, HIS words should cause her to shudder and you to grieve if she insists on divorcing you. Matthew 5:31-32(NKJV) 31“Furthermore it has been said, ‘Whoever divorces...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Divorce, divorce, sin
divorce, sin, rebellion: Hi Philip, I m certainly sorry to hear that this has come upon you and you find yourself in this situation. It s hard enough to hear painful words without compounding it with concerns over all of the alternatives grieving the heart of God. None of the alternatives...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Divorce, divorce
divorce: Hi Philip, We are very sorry that you are facing this painful and heartbreaking situation. Hopefully she will reconsider or at least wait to see if things can be worked out between you. If she demands a divorce, there is nothing you can do except seek...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Ethnographic bibliography, embryonic stem cell, embryonic stem cell research
embryonic stem cell, embryonic stem cell research, viable cells: Hello, Amelia. I m sorry for the delay in responding. A) Of course, society in general would want any technology that would eliminate diabetes, heal the blind, deaf, bald, etc. However, it depends what the cost would be. If the price to pay was the...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Deceiptive Spirits, voices of the world, evil desires
Christianity -- Christian Living: Deceiptive Spirits, voices of the world, evil desires, terrible things

Christianity -- Christian Living: FALSE TESTIMONIES, spirit of god, reverence
Christianity -- Christian Living: FALSE TESTIMONIES, spirit of god, reverence, preacher

Christianity -- Christian Living: WHY FALL BACKWARDS?, miracle working god, gifts of the holy spirit
miracle working god, gifts of the holy spirit, real miracle: Dear Nihal, There are various signs and wonders in the kingdom of God and the evidence of the spiritual world interacting with the natural world. These signs are not always directly related to teaching us some truth, only showing the existence of the...

Christianity -- Christian Living: WHY FALL BACKWARDS?, Slain in the Spirit, Falling backwards
Slain in the Spirit, Falling backwards, Angel of light: Dear Nihal, Thank you for the feedback, rating and kind words regarding your initial question! Your subsequent followup question Why do some worshipers fall backwards when Pastors lay hands on them? is also the result of deception within much of today...

Christianity -- Christian Living: FALSE TESTIMONIES, writers of the bible, resurrection of jesus
writers of the bible, resurrection of jesus, false churches: Hi Nihal, I need to add a little to what I first wrote. You asked about how to deal with all the falseness. Paul said it this way, teach the truth and not your own misguided opinions and then to reprove and rebuke Christians (those who mistakenly think that...

Christianity -- Christian Living: WHY FALL BACKWARDS?, slain in the Spirit, slain by the Spirit
slain in the Spirit, slain by the Spirit, biblical: Hi Nihal, Thank you for writing to ask about this act of falling backwards. In Christian circles, this is referred to as being slain or slain in (by) the Spirit. I took some time to look up its roots in the Bible because I, too, have a discomfort level...

Christianity -- Christian Living: WHY FALL BACKWARDS?, jesus teachings, brother in christ
jesus teachings, brother in christ, true faith: Dear Nihal, I am sorry, but I am not able to answer your question. I live in Italy and I have never seen anything like that, even if I have seen on TV this kind of events. I can suppose that in certain cases it is really the Holy Spirit who operates,...

Christianity -- Christian Living: WHY FALL BACKWARDS?, sodom and gomorrha, righteous soul
sodom and gomorrha, righteous soul, wicked heart: Hi Nehal, Thanks for this great question. YOu are absolutely right to evaluate this based upon where it is found in the Bible rather than your personal experience with it, whether it be good or bad. THere is absolutely no Biblical precident for preachers...

Christianity -- Christian Living: WHY FALL BACKWARDS?, slain in the Spirit, false teachers
slain in the Spirit, false teachers, Holy Spirit: You are correct that the Scriptures do not show the practice of being slain in the Spirit as normal or expected as common in church life. There are examples of those who fell down prostrate in the presence of God or a holy angel (see Ezekiel s experience...

Christianity -- Christian Living: FALSE TESTIMONIES, true followers, followers of christ
true followers, followers of christ, father in heaven: Hi Nihal - thanks for your question. It is true that there are many false Christians out there who, on the surface, look and sound like Christians but are not. Even Jesus said, not everyone who cries Lord Lord will see the kingdom of heaven. Read Mat...

Christianity -- Christian Living: FALSE TESTIMONIES, savior jesus christ, jesus parables
savior jesus christ, jesus parables, lord and savior: 15 June 2011 Dear Nihal, Thank you for your question and your concern for reality in Christian life. Basically, your question can be answered in three ways: (1) Jesus said, Not everyone who says to me, Lord, Lord, will enter the kingdom of heaven,...

Christianity -- Christian Living: FALSE TESTIMONIES, son jesus christ, old testement
son jesus christ, old testement, praise god: Hello Nihal, Thank you for your question. What we see around us is cause for alarm, and it is every man s obligation to seek God truthfully, with a repentative heart. These situations that are out there in the form of prosperity teachings, and so on and...

Christianity -- Christian Living: FALSE TESTIMONIES, praise god, false testimonies
praise god, false testimonies, holy spirit: Dear Nihal Thank you for your question. You are right, that in some cultures many people enjoy sharing testimonies, and sometimes people who are not Christians will also join in, because they feel acceptance and warmth from others as they share. However,...

Christianity -- Christian Living: FALSE TESTIMONIES, saint and sinner, wayne tucker
saint and sinner, wayne tucker, sun and the rain: Nihal, To the best of my knowledge, none of us is perfect. Just because you see faults in another person s life, that does not mean they are not saved. We are all sinners, saved by grace. Only at the final judgement will we know who the true believers...

Christianity -- Christian Living: FALSE TESTIMONIES, psalm 33, false testimony
psalm 33, false testimony, point fingers: Hello, Nihal. Yes, I do believe that a false testimony would be sinful. What the person is basically doing is proclaiming that he/she is a child of God, and if in fact they aren t, then they are essential lying to others. The lie might not be willful,...

Christianity -- Christian Living: WHY FALL BACKWARDS?, false apostles, apostles of christ
false apostles, apostles of christ, 2 corinthians: Nihal, please forgive my delay in responding to your question. Things have been busy lately. You are referring to what is known as being slain in the spirit. Supposedly, people are filled with the spirit of God and, unable to stand it, fall down....

Christianity -- Christian Living: FALSE TESTIMONIES, praise god, god so loved the world
praise god, god so loved the world, christian perspective: Q. It is seen as a common practice many Christians testify & praise God amidst gatherings . A. This true and I can attest to many of them. Statement; For Salvation received – When their Fruits attest they are not . A. It is not fruits , but...

Christianity -- Christian Living: FALSE TESTIMONIES, pentecostal, charismatic
pentecostal, charismatic, falling backwards: Greetings Nihal, In scripture, going backward or falling backward always has a negative connection: - with sin or tolerance for sin, 1Sam. 3:13, 4:10-11, 18, Lam. 1:8 - with shame Psa. 40:14 - with confusion, Psa. 70:2 - with lawlessness, corruption...

Christianity -- Christian Living: WHY FALL BACKWARDS?, angel from heaven, fiery lake
angel from heaven, fiery lake, false gospel: There is no scriptural basis for falling backwards upon the laying of hands. The usual Scripture quoted by proponents of this experience is the following: John 18:5-6 5 Jesus of Nazareth, they replied. I am he, Jesus said. (And Judas the traitor...

Christianity -- Christian Living: FALSE TESTIMONIES, ingersoll robert, robert g ingersoll
ingersoll robert, robert g ingersoll, christian myth: 820pm sun, 6-12 hi nihal; thanx for your question. you are right! it IS false! and this is a good time for you to stop & think that ALL of the CHRISTIAN MYTH is FALSE! The following 2 references were very helpful to me as I wondered, then studied...

Christianity -- Christian Living: FALSE TESTIMONIES, messianic rabbi, error in judgement
messianic rabbi, error in judgement, praise god: Hi Nihal, There is no biblical support for the practice. That is true. Of itself that does not necessarily mean its not of God. HaShem can do anything He chooses to do. Is it of God? Certainly it sometimes is not. If you watch close you will often see...

Christianity -- Christian Living: WHY FALL BACKWARDS?, contrary behavior, arms of god
contrary behavior, arms of god, target: Hi Nihal, I think it is more of an expectation than anything else. The body is already healed. The mind is the one that must be convinced. I think in some cases, there is a transfer of energy that takes place and that could account for the falling...

Christianity -- Christian Living: FALSE TESTIMONIES, hebrews chapter 6, manifestations of the spirit
hebrews chapter 6, manifestations of the spirit, heavenly gift: It is seen as a common practice many Christians testify & praise God amidst gatherings – For Salvation received – When their Fruits attest they are not. – Blessings & prosperity / Guidance of Holy Spirit / Saved God from an imminent accident for their faith...

Christianity -- Christian Living: FALSE TESTIMONIES, true christians, praise god
true christians, praise god, eternal salvation: Nihal, You are correct in your knowledge, the Bible does not support this practice of falling down because some man lays hands on them. There is evidence of people falling down, when in the presence of the Lord. If the presence of the Lord is so great when...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Hello, saviour jesus christ, creator god
saviour jesus christ, creator god, gift of god: Hello, Garry. The Bible gives a list of the works of the flesh in Galatians 5:19-21: Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations,...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Homeless, faith, intention
faith, intention, Father: Hi Vivian, I ll be glad to do that. You need some information to go along with that. God cannot do for you what you do not begin to do for yourself. That is because,like Christ, you have the Father within you. The Father within you will do what...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Origin of the Bible as written by man., origin of the bible, layman terms
origin of the bible, layman terms, sincere apologies: Hi Ronald - first of all, my sincere apologies for such a lengthy delay in responding to you. It s been quite a busy week for me. This subject, the veracity of the bible, is a big one, and your daughter is not alone in having difficulty with it. Many...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Origin of the Bible, lazarus and the rich man, prophets in the old testament
lazarus and the rich man, prophets in the old testament, validity of the bible: Ron, I praise the Lord for your question. I also praise the Lord that you are seeking, not my opinion on this matter, but answers from God s Word. There are many places in Scripture that testify to the validity of God s Word. The prophecies that have...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Overcoming fear, investment, talent
investment, talent, fear: Dear Jay, Fear is a debilitating problem. Especially in these very unstable times. However, please consider these verses. I don t want to give you a trite little statement but as a believer, you really need to come to terms with this truth before you can...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Promotion, many blessings, glad god
many blessings, glad god, bonus gift: How good it is to hear from you again, my friend! It sounds as if your life is going very well. I am so happy for you. How precious that you took the time to remember me. I am very touched by your kindness. Please know that, while we have never met, I...

Christianity -- Christian Living: pokemon, pokemon collectables, relationship with god
pokemon collectables, relationship with god, anwser: This is something you can only answer for yourself. It is a matter of conscience. Whatever is not of faith is sin. If you have doubts, then best not to be involved. But ask yourself this: Is anyone harmed? Do you violate love for any other person,...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Problem in marriage, wise friends, personal things
wise friends, personal things, mths: Dear Daina I m sorry to hear about your difficult situation. My feeling on your situation is that it is important to try and work on your marriage (even if it is not a formal one), especially if you have children. It is important to try and speak to someone,...

Christianity -- Christian Living: restoration, hipocrit, christian television
hipocrit, christian television, pedestal: Hi Indalia, How nice to hear from you again. I am so proud of you! You ARE making a new life for yourself! How wonderful! And you have put yourself in a position to succeed and to make many new friends. That s really great! Indalia, if you are doing...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Sabbath, holy spirit guide, sabbath question
holy spirit guide, sabbath question, blood sacrifices: Hello, Curtis. I think you re taking liberties with the text. There s nothing in the Bible that teaches that the various days of the week are named first of the Sabbaths, second of the Sabbaths, etc. Also, you re not correct when you say that...

Christianity -- Christian Living: sex change, bible states, scripture verses
bible states, scripture verses, gender reassignment: Dear Joyce, It is good to be prepared sis. I appreciate that you are more committed to HIS WORD than current thought today! That is refreshing! When someone comes to me with that scenario, and feelings are brought up. If they are professing believers,...

Christianity -- Christian Living: sin effecting christian living, raiment, bible verses
raiment, bible verses, saving grace: Hi Michelle, thank you for your question. First and foremost I would like to point out that since salvation is by grace alone and not by works, I would say for a Christian to commit the occasional sin isn t a huge deal. For a Christian to be committing...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Is tongues still active in today's church?, Gifts, tongues
Gifts, tongues, prophesy: Dear Gabrielle, According to today s traditional and lawless Christianity, this is but another in the long line of changes to GOD S WORD in their efforts to make IT say what their itching ears desire. However, according to the Scriptures it is a simple...

Christianity -- Christian Living: the Torah, secular jews, child sacrifice
secular jews, child sacrifice, evangelical christianity: Hi Alex - thanks for your question. Unfortunately some Christians do have this view, but in my experience most do not and I wouldn t consider it mainstream in evangelical Christianity. Some of the ancient laws found in the Torah are indeed antiquated and...

Christianity -- Christian Living: truth, Son of Man, Jesus
Son of Man, Jesus, tithe: Hi Chris, I like questions like this. They are fun to answer. I will give you my understanding of them. The Son of God isn’t a person. Jesus was a person. Jesus departed the body 2,000 years + ago. The Son of God is the continuous revelation...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Twisting the Bible meaning, jehovah god, ra 8242
jehovah god, ra 8242, earthly garden: JOHN 1; 30 John the Baptist was born about six months before the Word “became flesh” or was born as the Son of the Jewish virgin. For that reason John said with reference to Jesus: “Behind me there comes a man.” But now, because of what happened to Jesus...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Act of Holy Spirit today, holy spirit today, false prophet
holy spirit today, false prophet, time paul: Hello Nihal, A good question and one that most people do not realize the answer to. In Acts 2, when Peter told those people who were going to be baptized in order to be forgiven of their sins that the promise was for them and to all who were far off,...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Act of Holy Spirit today, holy spirit today, sri lankas
holy spirit today, sri lankas, signs and wonders: Hi Nihal.. remember signs and miracles were for one thing, to show that God had given power unto His own. Some believed because of the miracles that Jesus was from God, same with His disciples. BUT even with the signs and wonders performed, many still would...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Act of Holy Spirit today, living for God, spiritual gifts
living for God, spiritual gifts: Hello Nihal, Thank you for your question. God Bless you and I hope this finds you well, peace to you always. This is a very good question and I would have to suggest that it is because we are NOT following God correctly. We may think we are, but are we...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Act of Holy Spirit today, holy spirit today, lord jesus christ
holy spirit today, lord jesus christ, land of canaan: Hello, Nihal. I m sorry for the delay in responding. Acts 5:12-16: And by the hands of the apostles were many signs and wonders wrought among the people; (and they were all with one accord in Solomon s porch. And of the rest durst no man join himself...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Act of Holy Spirit today, joseph judas, holy spirit today
joseph judas, holy spirit today, jesus jesus: Dear Nihal Thanks for your question. There are stories across the world of miraculous things that happen through Christians. People are healed from illness and all sorts of wonderful things happen. However, the world doesn t like to hear this kind of...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Act of Holy Spirit today, holy spirit today, miraculous healings
holy spirit today, miraculous healings, miracle channel: Hi Nihal... Just where do you suppose you are going to hear about those kind of miracles in todays media? They are usually there *after* the fact, and have to rely on testimony of the participants. Then where is the evidence that they were sick, lame, blind,...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Act of Holy Spirit today, holy spirit today, divine healing
holy spirit today, divine healing, walking on water: Hi Nihal - my apologies for such a late reply, I was on vacation. As for why there aren t more Peters around today, I don t think anyone can answer that question for sure. It s not to say that divine healing doesn t happen from time to time, as I believe...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Act of Holy Spirit today, 1 corinthians 13, holy spirit today
1 corinthians 13, holy spirit today, sign gifts: Hi Nihal THank you for this great question. I believe that there are certain sign gifts that God gave before the Bible was completed to proove that the Gospel that the apostles preached was indeed true. When the Bible was completed (made perfect) then...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Act of Holy Spirit today, holy spirit today, 1 corinthians 12
holy spirit today, 1 corinthians 12, day of pentecost: First of all, Benny Hinn might be slightly offended when you say the absence of gifted people since he seems to think he s healing people in the name of God. Second, just to clarify, Luke wrote the book of Acts, so the description is his. Peter was merely...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Act of Holy Spirit today, faith, miracles
faith, miracles, Thomas: Good morning, Nihal Thanks for your question! :-) You point to this passage: Acts 5:15 As a result, people brought the sick into the streets and laid them on beds and mats so that at least Peter s shadow might fall on some of them as he passed by....

Christianity -- Christian Living: Act of Holy Spirit today, Father, Peter
Father, Peter, God's Children: Hi Nihal, I think the key to these two passages is that Peter walked with Jesus and He got it. He understood what Jesus was working his whole life for. Jesus wanted Peter, and anyone else who would listen, to understand that as He was so are we....

Christianity -- Christian Living: Act of Holy Spirit today, acts of the apostles, holy spirit today
acts of the apostles, holy spirit today, gifts of the holy spirit: Nihal, Thank you for your question. The Book of Acts, is described as the Acts of the Apostles . It is so named because it describes the things which were done in and through the Apostles. An Apostle is one that not only was with Jesus throughout His...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Act of Holy Spirit today, Gifts of the Spirit, spiritual gifts
Gifts of the Spirit, spiritual gifts, apostles: Nihal, there are some layers to this answer, so I ll try to deal with your questions with the depth it deserves. First of all, we must acknowledge that Peter and the other apostles were granted a unique authority and power from the Master Jesus Himself. ...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Act of Holy Spirit today, holy spirit today, work of the holy spirit
holy spirit today, work of the holy spirit, prayers god: This is something I have contemplated over for many years. I believe I have some answers. First, there is the time and place, and how those events validated the apostles in the eyes of the Jews, despite the attempts by the religious leaders of Judaism to...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Act of Holy Spirit today, miracles of fatima, holy spirit today
miracles of fatima, holy spirit today, world christianity: Dear Nihal, maybe in the beginning it was necessary to perform many miracles to spread the Word throughout the world; Christianity was a new religion and people needed strong signs to understand that this religion was completely different from the other...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Act of Holy Spirit today, holy spirit today, disciples of jesus
holy spirit today, disciples of jesus, spirit presence: Dear Nihal, Many disciples of Jesus are doing healings today. But if I understand your question right I would say that you are really questioning the fact that no one heals them all as they did in those days? You are very right to question this point...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Act of Holy Spirit today, healing, miracles
healing, miracles, faith: Greetings Nihal, You asked about the (apparent) absence of gifted people like Peter who was able to perform mass healings. The short answer is a lack of faith. Christ promised power to the disciples that seemed unbelievable. Jesus answered and...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Act of Holy Spirit today, Holy Spirit, Truth
Holy Spirit, Truth, Power: Greetings Nihal! How do I explain the absence of gifted people like Peter in Acts 5:15-16? Very simply. Peter and those described in Acts, (which I appreciate you referring to of the Holy Spirit ), because what we read about there was NOT the acts...

Christianity -- Christian Living: affair in ministry, Adultery, Accountability
Adultery, Accountability: Dear Carie, By what you describe, your concerns sound warranted. You have described a scenario that exists in many churches today. Unfortunately, because accountability is so low in most church situations, pastors being people like everyone else, fall prey...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Children dealing with abuse, symptoms of a sociopath, curse word
symptoms of a sociopath, curse word, spray cans: Hello Barbara, God bless you! Thank you so much for your email. What you are going through isn t easy, and I want to encourage you- I am a foster child and may I take this opportunity to offer you a different perspective? There are obviously painful situations...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Christian Behavior, wayne tucker, graduation gift
wayne tucker, graduation gift, christian behavior: Sue, The Christ-like thing to do is to give. But give only that which can edify. I will also point out that, by trying to keep them apart, you may actually be building a wall between you and your daughter. The more she dislikes what you are doing,...

Christianity -- Christian Living: christianity and business, dear catherine, true friend
dear catherine, true friend, trade secrets: Dear Catherine, The fault lies with your friend. She should know better than to ask you for trade secrets. No one should do this. She is the one who threatens your friendship, not you. A true friend wouldn t dream of doing such things and also a true...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Cult, religious cults, lofty words
religious cults, lofty words, rear ends: One of the commonalities among religious cults is that they produce their own literature and put it on par with Scripture, or even as being above Scripture. Much of what is on their site is a very loose paraphrase of Scripture, but is is still an attempt...

Christianity -- Christian Living: How do you deal with satanist?, satanism, deliverance
satanism, deliverance, discipleship: Dear Nicolas, I am blessed by your heart and desire to see a person in such darkness come out into the light of HIS Truth! However, unless you are equipped spiritually and biblically you may be biting off more than you can handle. Beware. My own experience...

Christianity -- Christian Living: What is the difference between Faith and God's will?, faith that pleases god, writers of the bible
faith that pleases god, writers of the bible, having faith: Hello Jackie, That s an excellent question and probably most people tend to have the same thoughts as you but it s because their concepts about faith and the nature of God are not very accurate. In fact, there are so many inaccurate ideas about these things...

Christianity -- Christian Living: What is the difference between Faith and God's will?, faith, God's will
faith, God's will, Traditions: Dear Jackie, The specific biblical difference between faith and God s will is simply this; Faith is believing what GOD says. Either personally and/or in HIS written WORD. If you believe that you have heard something from HIM, and it in any way contradicts...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Children dealing with abuse, sociopaths, fighting chance
Christianity -- Christian Living: Children dealing with abuse, sociopaths, fighting chance, uphill battle

Christianity -- Christian Living: How do you deal with satanist?, satans, self worth
Christianity -- Christian Living: How do you deal with satanist?, satans, self worth, uncaring

Christianity -- Christian Living: Gift Giving, box of chocolates, graduation gift
box of chocolates, graduation gift, character flaws: Hi Sue Thanks for your question. You don t mention the ages of your daughter, so I am assuming we are talking late teens? If you have made a compromise with your daughter that allows her to continue seeing him, and you have set a precedent for giving...

Christianity -- Christian Living: The Origin of the Holy Spirit, Holy Spirit, Trinity
Holy Spirit, Trinity, Counselor: Hi Simon! Great to hear from you. And with an interesting question! I always wonder about the Holy Spirit and how He differs from the Father because the Father is spirit, too. NIV John 4:24 God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in spirit and...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Is The Rapture Before The Tribulation?, word rapture, ingersoll robert
word rapture, ingersoll robert, robert g ingersoll: 630pm tues, 7-12 hi switchfoot... thanx for your question. it s great that you are wondering about things. if you stop & think, you ll find that the whole christian story is a MYTH! and words like rapture & tribulation are misleading nonsense....

http://en.allexperts.com/q/Christianity-Christian-Living-1401/2011/7/relief-born-christian-pentecostalism-1.htm


Christianity -- Christian Living: Is there any relief for the born-again Christian from Pentecostalism?, 1 corinthians 13, tongues movement
1 corinthians 13, tongues movement, word of god: Hi Gabrielle! Gabrielle many many years ago, the Lord taught me valuable lesson about letting words, all kinds of words, especially words that cause one to be hurt, angry, hostile, resentful, etc, etc... and it was this. I will spare you the what took...

Christianity -- Christian Living: How is there any relief for the born-again Christian from Pentecostalism?, 1 corinthians 13, tongues movement
1 corinthians 13, tongues movement, word of god: Hi Gabrielle! Gabrielle many many years ago, the Lord taught me valuable lesson about letting words, all kinds of words, especially words that cause one to be hurt, angry, hostile, resentful, etc, etc... and it was this. I will spare you the what took...

http://en.allexperts.com/q/Christianity-Christian-Living-1401/2011/7/relief-born-christian-pentecostalism.htm


Christianity -- Christian Living: Is there any relief for the Chrisitian?, 1 corinthians 13, 1 corinthians 14
1 corinthians 13, 1 corinthians 14, gift of tongues: Dearest Gabrielle, Obviously, you know the Scriptures! Good for you! I m a little puzzled by your choice of words in your question, Is there any relief for the Christian when evaluating the guidelines for the usefulness of tongues....etc. I m not sure...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Repentance & Forgiveness, Godly Sorrow, Repentance
Godly Sorrow, Repentance, Forgiveness: Dear Frank, Your repentance must mirror what is described in the following verses: 2 Corinthians 7:9-11(NKJV) 9 Now I rejoice, not that you were made sorry, but that your sorrow led to repentance. For you were made sorry in a godly manner, that you might...

Christianity -- Christian Living: restoration, answer god, mighty god
answer god, mighty god, pain and suffering: My Friend, It breaks my heart to see the pain that you are in. I hope you consider me a friend because I feel I need to be very strong and direct with you. Obviously, you know the Scripture! Praise God for that! I m not sure there s any other Scripture...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Unequally Yoked?, temple of the living god, 2 corinthians 6
temple of the living god, 2 corinthians 6, relationship with god: Dear Becky, Though the bible addresses the issue of a believer and an unbeliever, I am not aware of it addressing in the same way, the differences in those two people s maturity levels. However, it is an important issue and one that you should consider....

Christianity -- Christian Living: Writing fiction as a Christian female, christian morals, truth is truth
christian morals, truth is truth, gay relationships: Hi Deanna, I wish you much success as a writer - I m an avid reader myself. I think a writer is much like the song writer - they write about life. While there is much that the Christian would not condone, never-the-less, it is life. Most writers are like...

Christianity -- Christian Living: a, miraculous signs, signs and wonders
miraculous signs, signs and wonders, lord jesus: Acts 15:6-16 6 The apostles and elders met to consider this question. 7 After much discussion, Peter got up and addressed them: Brothers, you know that some time ago God made a choice among you that the Gentiles might hear from my lips the message of the...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Adam and Eve, wayne tucker, adam and eve
wayne tucker, adam and eve, garden of eden: Daniel, Good questions. I would think that Adam and Eve were saved, since God went through so much trouble to rescue them. God remained in close relationship with them throughout their lives, even after the fall. Adam s sacrifices were accepted. At...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Adam and Eve, sex with satan, brother abel
sex with satan, brother abel, serpent seed: Israel, Thank you for your inquiry. There are many non-mainstream, and false, preachers that teach the serpent seed doctrine, using scripture completely out of context. The Scripture says they twist the scriptures to their own destruction. They fail...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Bondage to Sin, true follower, haunting memories
true follower, haunting memories, personal savior: Very sorry for the delay in my reply to this follow-up. I had to go out of town with my children on an important errand, and also this is a question that required much time for me to think. I do not want to handle this lightly, and I feel in my answer there...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Christian ethics -capital punishemt, death penalty., capital punishment
death penalty., capital punishment: Hi Jeremy, You asked about how a Christian should view capital punishment. As we said earlier, excellent question, but perhaps not just for the reason you thought. 1.You mentioned sanctity of life . Sanctity is defined as: 1. The state or quality...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Christian ethics -capital punishemt, sanctity of life, sermon on the mount
sanctity of life, sermon on the mount, jesus day: Hello Jeremy, I think this; God is definitely for capital punishment because love demands it and God is love. Everything he does is motivated by love. God loved Israel and he commanded them to kill everything that lived in certain places including children...

Christianity -- Christian Living: church, where to attend church
where to attend church: Hi Joyce, Do not feel bad about being confused. Christ said many who call him Lord, would be confused (Mat. 7:13-14, 21-23) but that if we search for him with our whole heart, we will find him. And you shall seek me, and find me, when you shall search...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Demons, demons, evil spirits
demons, evil spirits, anger: Hi Cameron, Lets look at this subject this way. Since there is only one God Who is everything, there is only one power. Because of that, evil must be the misuse of that power. Demons and evil spirits are of a spirit or mental nature. They have to...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Do I really BELIEVE?, god desires, asker
Christianity -- Christian Living: Do I really BELIEVE?, god desires, asker, holy spirit

Christianity -- Christian Living: Financial Troubles and Separation, part time jobs, military appeals
part time jobs, military appeals, steady job: Dear Erin, From your description, your husband sounds like a selfish toad. If you were my sister, I would counsel you to NOT react in doing something that would take a long time commitment (military) for someone who is as self absorbed as you describe your...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Not God's voice, getting closer to god, seeking god
getting closer to god, seeking god, conscious person: Hi Paula. Please forgive my delay in responding to your question. Life has been very hectic lately and to be honest, I forgot all about it until I just checked my inbox. I am very sorry. It is possible that Satan is trying to keep you from getting closer...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Horrifying thougts, mouth cancer, book of job
mouth cancer, book of job, biblical truths: Hi Denis, I am so sorry for this late response. Thank you for this very good question. I have severral Biblical truths for you to consider: 1. Satan cannot do anything without God s permission. If you study the Book of Job, Satan wanted to attack...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Being Human, Father, express
Father, express, recreate: Hi, Amelia, I love this question because I get the opportunity to share what I have learned and what my understanding has progressed to. God is everything. Or - a better way of putting that is everything is God expressing Himself. How do we know...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Being Human, Theosis Being human glorififcation
Theosis Being human glorififcation: 3 August 2010 Dear Amelia, To be a human being, according to naturalism and materialism, means only that the homo sapiens species is the highest life form on this planet with mental abilities which exceed those of all other known life forms. Secular...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Being human, jesus of nazareth, god images
jesus of nazareth, god images, wayne tucker: Amelia, I m wondering if you and Jessica are in the same class. Short answer: being human means to be created in the image of God. Images always lack at least one dimension of the original. Even sculpture lacks internal structure, biological material,...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Being human, dear amelia, self awareness
dear amelia, self awareness, consciousness: Dear Amelia There are so many ways to answer this that I could write a whole essay and not answer your question! Could you please be a bit more specific? One answer is that being human means thinking, feeling, experiencing, and behaving through life with...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Being human, eternal spirit, human hope
eternal spirit, human hope, biblical perspective: Hi Amelia, Sorry for the delay. I was moving. The notion of being human is used different ways. The most common way is to mean to treat people the way you d want them to treat you; to be a nice person, to be an ordinary person who makes mistakes from time...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Being Human, dear amelia, existence of god
dear amelia, existence of god, brain problem: Dear Amelia, first of all let me apologize for the delay in my answer, but I couldn t use my computer in the last week. I think that a human being can be identified from a biological point of view by his genetic set. Every animal species has a specific...

Christianity -- Christian Living: human, better humans, characte
better humans, characte, rightous: Hello Amelia, Thank you for your question. I ve lingered on this question myself abit, because to answer this question means getting into strong debate. One that lends itself to many layers but to be sure this question is answered correctly, I have to...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Being human, elohim god, rabbi yochanan
elohim god, rabbi yochanan, myriad problems: Hi Amelia, I assume this is for a class? If not, we can discuss this in greater detail if you wish to write back. To be human is to be a son or daughter of our Creator. As the children of God we have almost unlimited potential. To unleash this potential...

Christianity -- Christian Living: humans, yetzer tov, yetzer ra
yetzer tov, yetzer ra, contradictory impulses: My apologies for my tardiness in replying. I did not received the normal AllExperts notification of your question. To be human means to be created by our Creator as human beings. What make humans unique is found at Genesis 2:7. The Bible states that...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Why isn't God telling me what he wants me to do in life?, HIS voice, Hearing God
HIS voice, Hearing God: Dear Juliet, There could be a number of reasons why you are not hearing HIM. In order for me to better help you understand what those could be, I would need you to describe your relationship with HIM further. 1. Have you be born again? Describe that in...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Is quantum physics definitively the way around God and what we know as cause and effect?, quantum physics, quantum mechanics
quantum physics, quantum mechanics, god the problem: Dear Donnie, Hawking s claims are totally absurd and incosistent. In fact, it is false that according to quantum physics, something can come out from nothing, because everything in quantum physics is a consequence of the laws of quantum physics. So nothing...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Questions of Meaning, Purpose and Destiny, secular scientists, young earth
secular scientists, young earth, science philosophy: Hello, Jessica. Ultimately, the question of origins is answered in the Bible, the Word of God. The Bible tells us who we are and where we came from. God is the Creator of everything. He created Adam and Eve, and made them in His image (Genesis 1:26)....

Christianity -- Christian Living: re purifying, dr martin luther, jesus sake
dr martin luther, jesus sake, blessing from god: 9 August 2011 Dear Kym, Thank you for your sincere letter, and God bless you for your sincere desire to be baptized and live as Our Lord would have you live. The answer to your question is that temptations come, but we should not actually fantasize...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Do I really BELIEVE?, faith in god, ministry family
faith in god, ministry family, life choices: Hello, Chad. I m sorry for the delay in responding. Basically, the Biblical definition of believing, or faith, is a complete and childlike trust in God as Lord and Savior. Matthew 19:14: But Jesus said, Suffer little children, and forbid them not,...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Do I really believe?, faith in god, ministry family
faith in god, ministry family, life choices: Hi Chad - thanks for reaching for counsel. I m very sorry to hear what you re going through and unfortunately this is probably not the best forum to address you in entirety but let me give you some things to consider, pray about and seek help with. First...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Regarding Astrology, Astrology, horoscope
Astrology, horoscope, divination: Dear Anup, An interesting question but from what you say it appears that you are not considering the occult intrusion into all of creation. Paul the apostle puts this way; Ephesians 6:12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against...

Christianity -- Christian Living: relationships:love&marriage, 1 corinthians 7, sex before marriage
1 corinthians 7, sex before marriage, ups and downs: Hi Mopa, Thank you for this great question. I am very sorry for my late response. Here are some things to consider. 1. I do not believe you are too young! The world likes older marriage for financial reasons, but they also believe in sex before marriage....

Christianity -- Christian Living: What religion do we identify with?, resurrection of jesus christ, resurrection of jesus
resurrection of jesus christ, resurrection of jesus, religious denomination: Kerrie, Unless you have accepted the vows of membership in a particular congregation, you are not members of any church. This is not a problem, because your salvation is not based on membership, but on your faith in the resurrection of Jesus Christ....

Christianity -- Christian Living: Romans 11, reply work, slow reply
reply work, slow reply, genuine belief: Hi Leah - thank you for your question. I apologize for a slow reply, work has been busy! This passage primarily is speaking about the Jews and how even in their rebellion and sinfulness against God they are not being totally cut off. He spared the root...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Sabbath Day, principles, law
principles, law, Bible: Hi June, Are you familiar with this group of verses? Mark 2:23-27 23 one Sabbath He was going along beside the fields of standing grain, and as they made their way, His disciples began to pick off the grains. [Deut 23:25.] 24 And the Pharisees...

Christianity -- Christian Living: my soul, pastoral counselor, life pleasing to god
pastoral counselor, life pleasing to god, downward spiral: Dear Alex, Those who have committed unpardonable sin do not have remorse nor desire to repent. You seem to have remorse about even this thought and desire to make it right, called repentance. That is a good sign. If you truly have repented, then your life...

Christianity -- Christian Living: spiritual gifts, 1 corinthians 12, oiji board
1 corinthians 12, oiji board, romans 12: Hi Samantha Thanks for your question. In the Bible, particularly in the New Testament, you will see much about spiritual gifts. If you look through the list in 1 Corinthians 12, you will see that some of them are quite amazing indeed. The key is to ascertain...

Christianity -- Christian Living: If one is struggeling with sin..., fruits of the spirit, 1 corinthians 6
fruits of the spirit, 1 corinthians 6, list of sins: Dear Juliet, BINGO! You got it! What? you say... You have conviction! That is of the HOLY SPIRIT S work in your life. The fact that you see how HE sees your actions is essential leading to salvation! Consider these verses: 1 Corinthians 6:9-11(NKJV)...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Ultimate Questions, psalm 89, secular scientists
psalm 89, secular scientists, young earth: Hello, Jake. Ultimately, the question of origins is answered in the Bible, the Word of God. The Bible tells us who we are and where we came from. God is the Creator of everything. He created Adam and Eve, and made them in His image (Genesis 1:26). Because...

Christianity -- Christian Living: I want to get closer to God..., psychology technique, intimacy with god
psychology technique, intimacy with god, catastrophic thinking: Hi Juliet Thanks for your question. The good news is that you have a desire for intimacy with God, even if you struggle with motivation. I have a little psychology technique that you might find helpful. It helps us get to the root of some of our problems....

Christianity -- Christian Living: I want Jesus to come back! But...., repentance and Bible Study
repentance and Bible Study: Hi Juliet, We are happy that we can be of help. Regarding repentance, we have an existing study guide for that topic on an old web site (we are currently building a new one) at http://www.reocities.com/changes1611/repentance.html It was prepared...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Baptism?, passover lamb, ceremonial feast
passover lamb, ceremonial feast, water baptism: Hello, Olivia. Water baptism does nothing to spiritually enrich the life of a person or community. Water baptism was merely a ceremonial Law which God instituted for the church age. A ceremonial Law is a Law that has no substance in of itself, but points...

Christianity -- Christian Living: have i blasphemed the holy spirit?, blasphemy against the holy spirit, work of the holy spirit
blasphemy against the holy spirit, work of the holy spirit, voice of the spirit: Myles, I m sorry you are struggling, but you must accept what God says. As I said before why would you feel under conviction if the Holy Spirit was not still working in your life? Doubting is not a sin.... Read and see the interaction of Thomas and Jesus....

Christianity -- Christian Living: Dirty Dancing, reachable goals, sexual thoughts
reachable goals, sexual thoughts, dirty dancing: Hi Ryan, Thank you for your question. I m sure many teens deal with this question. From the way you worded your question, I tend to believe that you think things through pretty well. First of all, the Bible teaches us to not put ourselves in a position...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Dirty Dancing, wayne tucker, dirty dancing
wayne tucker, dirty dancing, adultery: Ryan, If you are not dancing with your wife, then it is most assuredly a sin. The whole point of such dancing is sexual arousal. Adultery is not an issue if neither person is married. For unmarried people, the sin is called fornication. I hope...

Christianity -- Christian Living: feeling the holy spirit, walk of faith, power of the spirit
walk of faith, power of the spirit, god god: Hi Myles, thank you for writing. I imagine your experience was a bit frightening - especially if you had no concept of what Slain in the Spirit is. It sounds like you must have willing allowed this act to take place. I would hope no one would just...

Christianity -- Christian Living: giving up everything, church dogma, student learner
church dogma, student learner, disiple: Thank you Eldred. First of all, it is important that we keep the verse in context. Jesus is talking or teaching about the cost of following Him . There is a cost to being a disciple of Jesus Christ. Just look at the lives of his disciples. Look at what...

Christianity -- Christian Living: My husbands new beliefs, practice religion, christian belief
practice religion, christian belief, constant fear: It sounds like he is either listening to something that is inconsistent with orthodox (or normal ) Christian belief or he is misunderstanding what is being taught. Without know who or what he is listening to, it is hard to be more specific. I would guess...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Moral bankruptcy, great crusades, moral decay
great crusades, moral decay, moral bankruptcy: Hi Al, good to hear from you. I don t know how old you are, but I lived through the Billy Graham great crusades and as a teenager and a young adult Christian, I can testify that Billy Graham indeed did help to stop the moral decay. Millions of teens (and...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Relationships and frustrating signs, putting god first, songs on the radio
putting god first, songs on the radio, absolute joy: Dear Joel, You situation seems and sounds very confusing. GOD is not the author of confusion, though at times HE uses it to cause those in disobedience to realize it. It appears that your sexual immorality brought the relationship to an abrupt end. It...

Christianity -- Christian Living: sex, gnostic gospels, contrary to popular belief
gnostic gospels, contrary to popular belief, marriage covenant: Alex, The issue here is not sex itself. It is obvious God has no objection to the act of sex itself, since it is He who created sex to be the means of procreation. In Genesis 1:28 God said, Be fruitful and multiply. So, he did intend us to have sex....

Christianity -- Christian Living: sin, anger problem, going to hell
anger problem, going to hell, lord god: Hi Eldred! {{{But i have a question still even if I do rely on god I know that I will eventually sin b there is no way around it is there? /b Yes, there is Eldred, yes there is..! Many christians say, One day, when the Lord returns,then God will...

Christianity -- Christian Living: sin and god time, sinful desires, god time
sinful desires, god time, brother in christ: Dear Eldred, I think you should not feel guilty for every second you do not think of God. The Lord knows our weakness and I am sure He forgives this kind of sin. What you must strain to do is not having sinful toughts and sinful desires. You can do many...

Christianity -- Christian Living: my soul, forgiveness, life
forgiveness, life, love: Hi Alex, I’m pleased that you found comfort in my response. That is the main importance. The passage you refer to is 1 John 9. “If we agree that we have sin, He is to be trusted and he shows justice in cancelling our sins and cleansing us from all...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Still being tormented, generation of vipers, repentant tears
generation of vipers, repentant tears, clear conscience: Good Morning Nathan... Look Nathan I think you are saying that you, on occasion, masturbate yourself! And because you think it is sin, the Liar makes you feel guilty and that you are trying to figure out how to stop! Well Nathan, when you are hungry,...

Christianity -- Christian Living: taking advantage of the lord, word righteousness, word of righteousness
word righteousness, word of righteousness, righteousness of god: Hi Eldred, a nice warm morning eh? He is returning, but not to deal with sin again. He already accomplished that at the cross! And no, no one goes to heaven as yet Eldred. Christians that leave the body, go into Paradise, to await the Judgement seat of...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Youth Fest, Youth, lawlessness
Youth, lawlessness, traditions: Dear Cary, Since the traditional church today is lawless and practicing things not supported in the Scriptures, I would think that if you did your research and proved beyond a shadow of doubt that much of what is being practiced in traditional Christianity...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Blasphemy against the Holy Spirit, Blasphemy, unpardonable sin
Blasphemy, unpardonable sin, truth: Dear Ryan, I have already answered this question in my list of questions/answers, but your perspective prompted me to answer you as follows; JESUS qualified your question in Matthew 12. Mat 12:31 Therefore I say to you, any sin and blasphemy shall...

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, evil spirit: I ve taught on this subject quite a few times over the years and am dismayed that people don t really understand it. There seems to be so much supposition rather than exposition. If people would let the Scriptures interpret their experiences, rather than...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Coming back. Will God still accept me?, blasphemy of the holy spirit, mad at god
blasphemy of the holy spirit, mad at god, mr burns: Good Morning Nathan; First lets get rid of the word (confused), and lets call it what it is, simply not understanding! Confusion is a term used in regards to what the enemy uses on young Christians to get them in a quandry...! Secondly, those Hebrews were...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Crucifiction, judas iscariot, communion with god
judas iscariot, communion with god, death of jesus christ: Dear Thomas, those who betrayed Jesus and carried out his execution were committing an horrible sin; each person has a free will and is totally responsible of his own choices and sins. God knows everything, also our future choices because Gos is out of...

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

Christianity -- Christian Living: Crucifiction, questioner, sacrifices
Christianity -- Christian Living: Crucifiction, questioner, sacrifices, christians

Christianity -- Christian Living: Here is Wisdom - God is Logic, psalm 19, natural revelation
Christianity -- Christian Living: Here is Wisdom - God is Logic, psalm 19, natural revelation, psalm 1

Christianity -- Christian Living: faith and works, jesus and the apostles, act of faith
jesus and the apostles, act of faith, jesus is lord: Hello Xiao, I m impressed! I believe that you re the very first person who has ever asked about this extremely important thing. It s absolutely critical to correctly understanding God and his way of redeeming lost people though there is a bit more that...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Hi there, ingersoll robert, robert g ingersoll
ingersoll robert, robert g ingersoll, prometheus books: 9am CST USA, TUES, 1-17-12 hi gerrit; thanx for your question; it s not a surprise that you have found things confusing; the whole christian scheme is hopelessly confusing. The following 2 references were very helpful to me as I wondered, then...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Hi there, negative reputation, confusing question
negative reputation, confusing question, commandments of god: Hello, I appologize if I made this more confusing that what it needs to be. What do we need to do to be free from all the vows and oaths made to Him to be free from them all? This is a good question, and I suspect that this question is coming...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Methodist attending Church of God, choice, church
choice, church, Pentecostal: Hi Susanna, I have been to both kinds of churches. I understand the Pentecostal movement. They believe you must be open in your worship. They are often loud and emotional. In my opinion, true worship is becoming like Christ. In so doing, you become...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Another Pilgrim's Progress Question, pilgrims progress, wickedness
pilgrims progress, wickedness, celestial city: Tressa, Bunyan s point in this part of the narrative is to challenge those who think that because they DO enough religious things they will be admitted into the Celestial city (i.e. the eternal Kingdom of God). Christian pointed out to Ignorance that he didn...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Rapture Ready?, ingersoll robert, robert g ingersoll
ingersoll robert, robert g ingersoll, prometheus books: early sat 1-21 hi nihal; i have no info about that. it sure sounds doubtlful. anyway, since it seems that you are trying to live & think effectively, here is something that will really help you: The following 2 references were very helpful to me...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Rapture Ready?, rapture, end times
rapture, end times: Nihal, hello and thank you for your question. No, this claim is not true. It would be wonderful to think that major airlines all around our country had faith in Christ that would lead them to make such considerations, but it simply isn t so. Our laws...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Rapture Ready?, left behind series, bereans
left behind series, bereans, ca resources: Hello, Thank you Nihal for your question. I did some checking, and no this is NOT TRUE. This is a HOAX that has been surfacing over the internet for years now. My advice, don t believe the hype or all you hear about the rapture This rapture scenerio...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Rapture Ready?, eternal damnation, revelation 19
eternal damnation, revelation 19, judgement day: Hello, Nihal. I ve heard of this, but frankly I don t know if it s true or not. Actually, though, I don t think it would matter. The Bible describes the last day in Revelation 19:11-21. In verse 11, the heavens are opened and Christ appears. He brings...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Rapture Ready?, question index, pastor don
question index, pastor don, slow response: Hi Nihal, I have researched this matter on the internet. There does seem to be an oppinion that if one holds to the view of the rapture, perhaps they should not fly a plane. Now in the USA if an employer made that discrimination based on one s religion,...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Rapture Ready?, rapture
rapture: Hi Nihal, Not every one believes in the Rapture Theory. As for airlines pairing Christian and non-Christian pilots to protect the passengers in case the Rapture take place, please see Snopes.com ( a website dedicated to exposing online myths). They...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Rapture Ready?, religious belief, religious beliefs
religious belief, religious beliefs, rapture: I have never heard of this. In the USA there are laws that prohibit discrimination on the grounds of religious beliefs. Therefore, to even solicit information as to a person s religious belief in the context of employment is illegal. I suppose the idea is...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Rapture Ready?, air force pentagon, secular humanist
air force pentagon, secular humanist, second coming of christ: 21 January 2012 Dear Nihal, You ask a very interesting question. Presently in American history and especially during the present administration, the government is secular humanist and becoming increasingly rejecting and hostile toward Christianity....

Christianity -- Christian Living: Rapture Ready?, Rapture, False teachers
Rapture, False teachers: Dear Nihal, That statement is absolutely false. If that were the case then the secular owners of any and all mass transit operations would do the same. (i.e. bus drivers, cab drivers, ship captains, etc) Which they do not. I would disregard anyone teaching...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Rapture Ready?, rapture, context
rapture, context, taken: Hi Nihal, I have never heard of airlines putting a non-Christian in a plane in case of the Rapture. Nihal, you can t find the word rapture in the scriptures. You can find hints of what might look like a rapture but you will not find an actual word...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Rapture Ready?, planes and trains, twinkling of an eye
planes and trains, twinkling of an eye, corinthians chapter: Sorry about that Nihal, I should have known to make it simple..... The answer to your question is..............NO...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Rapture Ready?, wayne tucker, airline company
wayne tucker, airline company, rapture: Nihal, I know of no such provision in any U.S. airline company. You could always inquire before a flight, but if you are a believer, what happens to the plane or the other passengers should not be your concern. Leave them to God. Respectfully, Wayne...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Rapture Ready?, rapture, airline
rapture, airline, pilot: Hi Nihal, Thank you for your question. All kind of things get said in the context of end times preaching --some of which isn t as productive or true as it is dramatic. While my initial reaction was that a rapture readiness plan on the part of US...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Rapture Ready?, rapture doctrine, rabbi
rapture doctrine, rabbi, myth: Hi Nihal, No, that s not true although I ve heard it as well. Such a policy would never be allowed by the FAA even if the airlines wanted to implement it. Its a baseless modern myth. The Rapture doctrine is not biblical and such an event will not occur...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Rude coworker, rude attitude, wine glasses
rude attitude, wine glasses, christian advice: Jen, I am not sure what language you are using when you need this woman s help, or how others approach her, but I have found my best success when working with difficult people by asking them, When you have a moment, could you help me out by ...? Or...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Rude coworker, enemies, work
enemies, work, conflict: Jen, thanks for your question. First of all, please forgive me for the delay in my response to your question. I appreciate your patience. I m hoping that God has already moved to reveal some of this to you in the time it has taken me to send this response...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Rude coworker, rude attitude, wine glasses
rude attitude, wine glasses, christian advice: Hi Jen, Thank you for this great question. I am sorry for my late response. You sound like you are already on the right path here. You need to avoid answering her hatred in kind. Do not trade evil words for evil words and attitude. Actively return...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Rude coworker, Peace Making, Relationships
Peace Making, Relationships: Dear Jen, You situation can be a frustrating one, for sure. I ve been in very similar circumstances in the past. I ve also been the supervisor who was unaware of this type of problem existing in the environment that I was supposed to supervise. I m assuming...

Christianity -- Christian Living: salvation, gift of the holy spirit, lord jesus christ
gift of the holy spirit, lord jesus christ, forgiveness of sins: Who said that there is no heaven or hell? Many times in the Gospels, our Lord Jesus taught about heaven and hell,viz, Matt 7:21 21 Not everyone who says to me, Lord, Lord, will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only he who does the will of my Father...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Salvation is dependant on one keeping the commandments?, dead faith, mortal sins
dead faith, mortal sins, holy spirit: Tressa, Thank you for your important question. Salvation is a free gift that cannot be earned through obedience to any law, not even God s law. We have already failed to obey the law perfectly, and are already condemned. All promises to God that we will...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Salvation Question, god the holy spirit, evidence of salvation
god the holy spirit, evidence of salvation, intense desire: Hi Christine, I am glad you are doing well. John 3:16 Tells you what salvation is. Read the whole chapter which discuses salvation . The evidence of Salvation is a desire to obey and please God. He will do the rest. Thank you for writing I hope this helps....

Christianity -- Christian Living: Saved by faith....and works?, faith, works
faith, works, traditions: Dear Tressa, There is no conflict between James 2 and Ephesians 2. The conflict is with our western perspective on eastern thought. In the minds of both James and Paul (both Jewish), faith (believing and obeying what GOD says) is MORE than just an assent...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Thanks giving for Unsaved, hope and faith, departed soul
hope and faith, departed soul, grace and truth: Hi Nihal - thanks for your question. It would seem silly to hold such services if indeed the person was not saved. However, NO ONE can read and truly know one s heart except God. This goes for those we think are christians as much as those we think aren t....

Christianity -- Christian Living: Thanks giving for Unsaved, augustine of hippo, thanksgiving services
augustine of hippo, thanksgiving services, eternal destiny: 1 February 2012 Dear Nihil, Please forgive me for my slowness in answering you. I ve been under the gun during the last few days; and the pressure of my other responsibilities prevented a more rapid response. I try to be very careful and thoughtful...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Thanks giving for Unsaved, heavenly regions, thanksgiving service
heavenly regions, thanksgiving service, departed soul: Dear Nihal, It is quite clear, as you say, that there is no reason to give thanks should it really be known that a person has died with his/her heart set against God, that were someone should give thanks giving for their dead soul. It clearly being not...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Thanks giving for Unsaved, galatians chapter, internet circles
galatians chapter, internet circles, thanksgiving service: Hello Nihal, Thank you for your question. This practice is not widely know through out all churches, but yes, it seems this has been getting some attention as this campaign makes its way through internet circles. You are not wrong in your assertions...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Thanks giving for Unsaved, irrational act, mr burns
irrational act, mr burns, departed soul: Hi Nihal......, Yes, it would be Nihal, IF they know that the loved one has departed not knowing their Salvation In Christ Jesus, it would be an irrational act.. BUT, IF they know that the departed did know their salvation in Christ, then they can throw a...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Thanks giving for Unsaved, Death
Death: I honestly do not know how common this practice is. I know it is not done in the Christian circles I am a part of. I would suppose those who do this are just trying to find comfort in any way they know how in the loss of this loved one. It is sad to lose...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Thanks giving for Unsaved, giving thanks to god, wayne tucker
giving thanks to god, wayne tucker, departed soul: Nihal, It is not common at all in the US to hold such services. But giving thanks to God is never a bad idea, whether the person is saved or not. In fact, we cannot know whether a person is saved or not, only God can know that. Plus, all are justified...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Thanks giving for Unsaved, death, heaven
death, heaven, hell: Hi Nihal, We hope that you and your family are all in good health.  You asked about Thanks-giving services for the dead with the sentiment that they are with God. Christian burial practices and customs vary somewhat from country to country and...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Thanks giving for Unsaved, ingersoll robert, robert g ingersoll
ingersoll robert, robert g ingersoll, prometheus books: 7am cst, sunday, 1-29-12 OF COURSE it s unfounded! which is no surprise, because the ENTIRE CHRISTIAN RELIGION IS UN-FOUNDED!! THEREFORE, all the parts are UNFOUNDED!! The following 2 references were very helpful to me as I wondered, then studied and...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Thanks giving for Unsaved, departed soul, dead person
departed soul, dead person, what happens at death: HI there, although it is common for services to be held for a dead person, in which a talk is given saying they are now with God ; this is not scriptural, you may be surprised to know the bible doesnt teach all good people go to heaven As for the...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Thanks giving for Unsaved, self denial, burning in hell
self denial, burning in hell, dillusion: I agree this tradition of thanksgiving for those who are unsaved is more than a little odd. Though I can t speak for everyone in this matter, I ve thought about this a great deal and have come up with a few theories on why this is done. 1. It gives comfort...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Thanks giving for Unsaved, departed soul, swaby
departed soul, swaby, known fact: Hi Nihal, Thank you for writing. We do a home-going service here. Salvation(Being saved) is between God and the person who passed away. We(Family and friends) have no way of know if that person is saved or not. That is between the person who passed away...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Thanks giving for Unsaved, saved, thanks
saved, thanks, knowing: Hi Nihal, Perhaps it could be. Does anyone else besides the person know whether they are saved or not? Isn t that a personal choice between a person and God? I wouldn t want to guess that. There is so much we do not know, especially about the other...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Thanks giving for Unsaved, place of torment, evil entities
place of torment, evil entities, true life story: There is totally no scriptural basis for a thanksgiving service for a departed one, whether saved or unsaved. The New Testament is quite clear that when a Christian dies he goes to be with the Lord...... 2 Cor 5:8-9 8 We are confident, I say, and would...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Torn, loving relationship, managing money
loving relationship, managing money, accts: Greetings in Christ Alisa, Thank you for writing Alisa, it sounds like you have some real challenges before you. Three months into your marriage and your husband gives you an ultimatum! Really! Amazing. Surely within the five years of your dating...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Twisting the Bible meaning, death, soul
death, soul: Dear Nihal, There is no biblical substantiation that I am aware of, for traditional Christianity s methods concerning viewings and funerals. The only verse that I am aware of (according to traditional Christianity) that substantiates a departed person...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Here is Wisdom - God is Logic, wisdom god, apostle paul
wisdom god, apostle paul, unrighteous man: Dear who is like GOD, I beg to differ with your assumption. I did read the article. I usually don t answer third party questions. (articles written by someone else other than the one asking the question). Did you write the article? My reference to Paul...

Christianity -- Christian Living: communion, brother in christ, dear linda
brother in christ, dear linda, holy spirit: Dear Linda, the Lord is close to us when when we pray with faith. So pray freely with your own words and take confort in His Presence. The Lords knows our troubles and sufferings. When we open our heart, the Holy Spirit suggests to our soul the words...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Confused about my relationship!, mentors, relationships
mentors, relationships, grace: Hi Suzy, I crack up whenever I read about the length of questions because there are those of us in this world who are explainers by nature and we feel a need to explain thoroughly. I am one and so I know how we need to be thorough. :) You re welcome!...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Premarital Sex, sex before marriage, marriage
Christianity -- Christian Living: Premarital Sex, sex before marriage, marriage

Christianity -- Christian Living: is love sin ?, closer to jesus, jesus god
closer to jesus, jesus god, praying to god: Dear Chandrasekhar, If by relation you are referring to sexual intercourse, then yes, according to the Scriptures, you must refrain outside of marriage. It does not mean that you cannot have anything to do with one another. Simply that you keep the relationship...

Christianity -- Christian Living: is love sin ?, sinful thoughts, sexual thoughts
sinful thoughts, sexual thoughts, deceitfulness: Dear Chandrasekhar, Its all about discipleship. Regardless, whether it is with a woman or an idol, the battle is for the mind. These things take place to reveal the deceitfulness of our heart. (Jer 17:9) As our hearts are revealed, then we have the opportunity...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Old Man, man flesh, romans 7
man flesh, romans 7, romans 8: Hello, Lenin. Every person is made up of two parts. There is the body, which is apparent to all, and there is the soul, or spirit, which of course cannot be seen. How a person relates to God and the Bible depends on the condition of these parts. Before...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Premarital Sex, jesus god, delicate subject
jesus god, delicate subject, premarital sex: Dear Katy, The first thing to do is follow the leading of the Holy Spirit. This means He gives you the wisdom on how to act. It is a delicate subject and should be talked out in more detail. I live in Bradford, if ever you wish to come and discuss...

Christianity -- Christian Living: how to savd my friend, righteous father, sweet jesus
righteous father, sweet jesus, losing a friend: Chandu, I am very sorry to hear about this. I have known the pain of losing a friend to sin in this way. Your greatest work will be in prayer. Your honest and desperate pleadings with the Lord for him will have their effect! Remember what our Master...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Treated toward women, 1 corinthians 13, first and great commandment
1 corinthians 13, first and great commandment, 1 corinthians 13 4: Hi Ryan, Thanks for this great question. Jesus summarized all the commandments including how we should treat women in the following manner: Matthew 22:36–40 (AV) 36 Master, which is the great commandment in the law? 37 Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt...

Christianity -- Christian Living: curse, generational curses, peter scazzero
generational curses, peter scazzero, god talks: Hi Barney Thanks for this question. You re right, that God does say in Deuteronomy 5 I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God, punishing the children for the sin of the parents to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me . However, it s really...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Hi, Christians, Christ
Christians, Christ: Hi Amy, Christianity started with the life of Christ and continued down through the centuries as people continued the traditions and precepts of the church. There are many denominations of Christianity. That is simply different ways various churches...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Long Distance Relationship, long distance relationship, sign from god
long distance relationship, sign from god, distance relationships: Dear Kathryn, The bible is full of wisdom about relationships. The bible is NOT full of anything currently practiced called dating. Through the Scriptures, no such thing is announced, sanctified nor practiced. Having said that, I would consider your...

Christianity -- Christian Living: marriage, new testament greek, role of a husband
new testament greek, role of a husband, hebrew language: Because you have already researched this, there is no reason for me to try and match skills with you, however, since there seems to be a real desire to gather information, I will add my input. In the Hebrew language (Most of the Old Testament), the term...

Christianity -- Christian Living: marriage, common law marriage, heart attitude
common law marriage, heart attitude, womans heart: Hi Barney.... Just like this Barney, it works well. And I don t have to go into your ratings to find your comments on my answers in order to re addressed your posting.... So just ask in this forum, and it works great. Sound Okay? Barney on this precept...

Christianity -- Christian Living: personal inquiry, questions about god, personal inquiry
questions about god, personal inquiry, absolute certainty: Hi Barney, Ha ha ha ... the answers are so simple. I think I look better with my sunglasses on and I don t accept ratings because if someone disagrees with me they can give me a low rating just because they disagree and not because anyone is right. I used...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Question about soul, selling one's soul
selling one's soul: Hi Chris, You asked about the thought of selling one s soul. It can be startling to us when we realize how easy it is to reject God s offer of eternal life, and how close we are to the abyss of death.  It can feel as though we turned around to discover...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Romans 1, genesis to revelation, image and likeness
genesis to revelation, image and likeness, genetic predisposition: Hi Jessica, Let me see if I can shed some light on your confusion. Know that we have a just and loving God. God would never push us into sin. After all, it is God the Son who gave His life for us and saved us from our sins. Also know, dear one, that everything...

Christianity -- Christian Living: My roommate is too physical around me with her boyfriend., roommates, sexuality
roommates, sexuality, conflict: Hello, Katherine, Thanks for your questions. Let me address the one about how you should go about talking to them. Remembering that our Master Jesus greatest command for us is to love, I ll frame my answer in terms of love. Love calls us to do whatever...

Christianity -- Christian Living: salvation, distinct experiences, holy spirits
distinct experiences, holy spirits, river jordan: Hi again Barney.... But we have to establish that there is only One Holy Spirit, and He is God, who is Spirit. But as I mentioned the HS causes the new birth, and then the infilling. Some sooner, Some later. Acts 18.. 24 Now a certain Jew named Apollos,...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Saved Christian, generation of vipers, wrath of god
generation of vipers, wrath of god, gift of god is eternal life: Yes, I agree with your assessment of this situation. Your friend is courting temptation by continuing to live with his homosexual partner. Does your friend have any desire for the things of God? Does he desire to please and glorify God in all that he does?...

Christianity -- Christian Living: stop masturbatin and the lust at males, disciples of jesus, lm 21
disciples of jesus, lm 21, carnal christians: Evening Chris...... Chris you say your a Christian, which today can mean many things. Even the devil believes Jesus is the son of God, but that don t make him no Christian.... And Paul found many Christians who after many years, were still Carnal Christians,...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Views on Marriage & Divorce?, marriage and divorce, marriage divorce
marriage and divorce, marriage divorce, homosexual marriage: 1. Do you read the Bible much? If so, do you use its messages or teaching much in everyday life? Yes, I generally read the Bible daily and I try to live my life by it s message. 2. What are your views on marriage and divorce? I believe that marriage is...

Christianity -- Christian Living: whoa, i need a bit of guidence, long distance relationship, living in australia
long distance relationship, living in australia, mental breakdown: Dear Peter Thanks for your question. I m sorry to hear about the stressful situation you re in. I ve taken some time to think this one through, and hope some of my thoughts below are helpful. 1. The ex-partner seems to have caused your (former) g/f a...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Alcohol, frequent illnesses, hymns and songs
frequent illnesses, hymns and songs, case jesus: Hi Alicia Thank you for your question. It is an interesting one. Firstly, a few things to consider... 1. Although Jesus turned water into wine at the wedding, it is not recorded that people got drunk from this. The banquet master commented to the bridegroom...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Costumes, apostle paul, behavior actions
apostle paul, behavior actions, 1 corinthians: The need to seek discernment from the Spirit goes both ways. Personally, I don t think it is wise to participate in Halloween at all so the question regarding a costume is mute. Perhaps the Stumbling Block Principle applies.... since many Christians...

Christianity -- Christian Living: denominations, religion division, colleages
religion division, colleages, christ jesus: Dear Barney, Thank you for the kind words! And yes, I believe that MESSIAH was stating HIS and HIS Father s heart when HE prayed that we would be one even as HE and The Father are one... (John 15) Denominations, even the very word suggests division....

Christianity -- Christian Living: Costumes, ainsworth, bud
Christianity -- Christian Living: Costumes, ainsworth, bud, wisdom

Christianity -- Christian Living: on and off faith, biblical faith, christian reading
biblical faith, christian reading, switch one: Dear Devon, Considering that biblical faith is simply believing and obeying what THE CREATOR says, and that faith is given as a gift of HIS SPIRIT and an expression of HIS SPIRIT through those who are born of HIS SPIRIT, it is necessary to establish that...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Halloween Costume Morals, spiritual discernment, precious word
spiritual discernment, precious word, patient thanks: Ok Nicky; I could easily quote u scriptures about not wearing womens clothes if ur a man (Deut 22:5). Having nothing to do with the deeds of darkness (Ephesians 5:11) Avoid all evil (Thessalonians 5:22). Do not follow other gods, the gods of the peoples...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Isaiah- the suffering Servant, servant question, bible scholar
servant question, bible scholar, hope of israel: Again, yes: Isaiah 41:8 etc. My answer stands. Unless you are attempting to support the inaccurate understanding that the Christian Jesus is the Suffering Servant referenced by Isaiah despite what the text clearly says, I m not clear what you are looking...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Judaism and marriage, proof texts, messianic jews
proof texts, messianic jews, peace and tranquility: Hi Barney - thanks for the follow up. Sorry about the cloudiness on the marriage topic. Your first question about why God has placed blinders on the Jewish people, other than what I wrote in my previous response, I don t know why. No one does. I think...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Judaism, torah torah, pagan religions
torah torah, pagan religions, biblical religion: Hi, The reason I don t accept ratings is because truth isn t up for a vote. I take each question seriously and answer according to my considerable knowledge and experience. I ve been with AllExperts for many years and I volunteer in many different categories....

Christianity -- Christian Living: marriage, marriage
marriage: Hi Barney, In my opinion, marriage is an agreement between two people, and for me it is between a man and a woman. The State does not have to be involved. You do not need a license to get married. You only need a couple of witnesses. You want that agreement...

Christianity -- Christian Living: marriage, marriage covenant, legal marriage
marriage covenant, legal marriage, divorce rate: Dear Barney, Biblically, when two people (consenting adults) of the opposite sex agree in covenant to commit their lives to each other for life, according to the Scriptures, they enter into a marriage covenant before GOD. Legally, when the above is entered...

Christianity -- Christian Living: marriage, common law wife, christian counselor
common law wife, christian counselor, legal marriage: Hello Barney, Thank you for writing as you know I am a Christian Counselor. So my first concern is what the word of God says about marriage. Marriage and the family are established by God. Even though you two exchanged vows you are not considered married...

Christianity -- Christian Living: marriage, licenses, definition, marriage, definition
marriage, definition, legal requirements: Hi Barney, You asked, what is marriage? Your message referenced God, pastors and official papers and since you asked in the section Christian living , we would assume that you want an answer based on God s definition, not man s. We mention this...

Christianity -- Christian Living: New Believer Anxiety, new believer, sophmore year
new believer, sophmore year, patient person: Hi Jennifer, thank you for your email. It sounds like you have a great deal of frustration going on. As you know, Christians believe in a salvation rooted in God s mercy and Jesus death and resurrection; this salvation is granted to all who believe in him....

Christianity -- Christian Living: Restoration, godly counsel, god didn
godly counsel, god didn, bottom of my heart: Dearest Indalia, My heart is saddened by your recent email. Such a beautiful person in such deep pain. I am so sorry, my friend. As you know, dear one, the core of Christian confidence is in our relationship with God. God is a faithful Person, and while...

Christianity -- Christian Living: salvation, 2 different things, psalm 119
2 different things, psalm 119, true desire: Hello, Barney. Unlike math or science, which can be taught by a teacher and readily understood, learning the deep truths of the Bible requires that God open the eyes of an individual. That is why so many interpretations of various doctrines exist: God has...

Christianity -- Christian Living: salvation, christ follower, lord and savior
christ follower, lord and savior, praise be to god: Hi Barney - thanks very much for your question. Sorry for a little delay, been on the road this week. The difference is that it s one thing to believe and another to follow. In other words, does Satan believe in Jesus? Well yes he does. But, does he follow...

Christianity -- Christian Living: salvation, concern questions, spiritual fruit
concern questions, spiritual fruit, quietness: I can understand your concern. Questions like these are always difficult to answer because only God knows her heart. We do not know if in the quietness of her heart sometime prior to becoming mentally unstable she came to know God in a personal way, but being...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Seperation, secular psychology, anger problem
secular psychology, anger problem, christian counseling: Hi Diane - thanks for writing. I m very sorry you re going through these troubling times. While I didn t read a specific question in your post to me, I gather that you re looking for help in how to deal with this. Well, there s no easy answer unfortunately....

Christianity -- Christian Living: Speech, scripture passages, anger wrath
scripture passages, anger wrath, colossians 3: Here are some Scripture passages that talk about the use of our tongues and our speech. Please read these and decide if the language that you are in question about could be classified as gracious, as a good example to other believers, or is it rash, hasty,...

Christianity -- Christian Living: i think im gay, homosexual desires, wayne tucker
homosexual desires, wayne tucker, sexual interests: Alex, Sexual activity is chosen. Sexual interests can be shaped. I can tell you that there is not a single place in the scriptures where homosexual behavior is acceptable. In the few places where homosexual desires are mentioned, they, too, are condemned....

Christianity -- Christian Living: Truths of God, bible, truth
bible, truth, Jesus: Hi Barney, Thanks for the compliment. Your first point depends on how you understand salvation. Does it involve following a few steps and then we are saved? Does it involve reciting some scripture and praying, and were saved? What is it exactly that...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Unwilling Wife, scripture verses, marriage bed
scripture verses, marriage bed, eyes of god: G Day Forest...... In a capsule, according to your post, your not married in the eyes of the Law, nor the eyes of God. Without consummation of your vows, you can get an annulment. You won t need a divorce.. It is the same with our relationship with...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Baptism, biblical traditions, continual communication
biblical traditions, continual communication, name of jesus: G day Jeffrey! The pride that caused you to pretend is the same pride that is keeping you from confessing your sin and following MESSIAH into obedience through baptism! Overcome that pride my friend! And live to bless and obey HIM! Don t worry what others...

Christianity -- Christian Living: blasphemy against the holy spirit., blasphemy against the holy spirit, holy spirit one
blasphemy against the holy spirit, holy spirit one, work of the holy spirit: Hi Ryan As I said before: Asking a question and having thoughts is not blaspheme as defined in my last response. I have now had the opportunity to read all that was written. This is totally confusing to me. During the communication between you and Chris...

Christianity -- Christian Living: catholicism, books of the bible, first pope
books of the bible, first pope, last book of the bible: The fact is, the individual books of the Bible existed before the Catholic Church; take, for example, the Old Testament. The New Testament was compiled by the Catholic Church many years after the individual books were written. I didn t say that the Catholic...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Why am I a Christian?, defending Christianity, motivation
defending Christianity, motivation, purpose: Hi Nihal, You asked about answering the question, Why should I be a Christian? with, Because life does not end here. While we agree with that answer, most non-Christians religions also hold a belief in some kind of life after death. It is a very...

Christianity -- Christian Living: About criminal accepted God, two thieves, chronology of jesus
two thieves, chronology of jesus, accepting god: The gospel writers used different methods of keeping time. Since Matthew, Mark and Luke were writing mainly for the Jews, they used the Jewish method of time-keeping (from sunset onward, and from sunrise onward.) so, the third hour of the morning, would be...

Christianity -- Christian Living: About criminal accepted God, accepting god, definite answers
accepting god, definite answers, 1 of the 2: Nihal, it is very difficult - perhaps impossible - to know this with certainty. Our study of history can give us some ideas of how crucifixions were conducted, but this particular element of the Roman process. We can be sure that they were led out to the...

Christianity -- Christian Living: About criminal accepted God, jesus lord, due reward
jesus lord, due reward, pastor don: Hi Nihal Thanks for this great question. Luke 23:39–44 (AV) 39 And one of the malefactors which were hanged railed on him, saying, If thou be Christ, save thyself and us. 40 But the other answering rebuked him, saying, Dost not thou fear God, seeing...

Christianity -- Christian Living: About criminal accepted God, Criminals crucified with Christ, timeline of the Crucifixion
Criminals crucified with Christ, timeline of the Crucifixion, Jesus' death: Hi Nihal, Good to hear from you! In answer to your question, Scripture doesn t precisely say, but it s wonderful to note that one doesn t have to spend a lot of time with Jesus in order to believe. It can happen in a flash (the Apostle Paul, Zacchaeus,...

Christianity -- Christian Living: About criminal accepted God, mr burns, 1 of the 2
mr burns, 1 of the 2, christ jesus: Well Hi again Nihal..... Your question needs a bit of adjustment though! Near everybody in the world believes in god, of some sort or another! BUT believing that Jesus was the Son of God, is a whole other matter. Which made the difference in the two criminals....

Christianity -- Christian Living: About criminal accepted God, resurrecion, death
resurrecion, death, repentance: Hi Nihal, You asked, How long were the two criminals crucified with Christ before one of them (according to Luke s account) expressed belief in him. Your question is very significant because it involves what happens after death and whether Christ...

Christianity -- Christian Living: About criminal accepted God, accepting god, time jesus
accepting god, time jesus, biblical truth: Dear Nihal, A close reading of the final chapters of the gospels is what I would suggest. If we assume that each time JESUS was held, HE was being held in the same chambers as the other condemned men, then we could get an approximate amount of time. However,...

Christianity -- Christian Living: About criminal accepted God, accepting god, 1 of the 2
accepting god, 1 of the 2, approximate time: Nihal, The Bible doesn t indicate how long they were in each other s presence prior to the exchange they had on the cross. There is indication that they both were led with Christ up to Golgotha, but there is no timeline as to how long they were on the crosses,...

Christianity -- Christian Living: About criminal accepted God, accepting god, 1 of the 2
accepting god, 1 of the 2, approximate time: Nihal, According to Luke, the one who was accepted by Jesus made his plea just before midday. If the crucifixion procession was typical, they would have been crucified around 9 a.m. So the time before acceptance would be 3 hours or less. All three...

Christianity -- Christian Living: About criminal accepted God, four gospels, chief priests
four gospels, chief priests, accepting god: 8 February 2012 Dear Nihal, It s good to hear from you again. According to the material given us in the Four Gospels, there is no record of the criminals being near Jesus until the actual Way of the Cross to Mount Calvary and during the time of the...

Christianity -- Christian Living: About criminal accepted God, death bed confession, belief in god
death bed confession, belief in god, believer in god: Hello Nihal, Thank you for your question! Two robbers were crucified with him, one on his right and one on his left. Matthew 27:38 NIV One of the criminals who hung there hurled insults at him; Aren t you the Christ? Save yourself and us! ...

Christianity -- Christian Living: About criminal accepted God, eloi eloi lama sabachthani, two thieves
eloi eloi lama sabachthani, two thieves, king of the jews: The Bible says that Jesus (and the two thieves) were crucified at 9 am... Mark 15:25-28 25 Now it was the third hour, and they crucified Him. 26 And the inscription of His accusation was written above: THE KING OF THE JEWS. 27 With Him they also...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Relative status of some of the Ten Commandments, christian brethren, circumstance
Christianity -- Christian Living: Relative status of some of the Ten Commandments, christian brethren, circumstance, self defense

Christianity -- Christian Living: My Grandmohter, kidney failure, god answer
kidney failure, god answer, grace and peace: Hi Elina, I am so sorry you are suffering so. I truly believe for your own good, you should seek professional help to work through this grief. And you are correct, you are not to ask for a sign from God. God is a God of love, He Is compassionate...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Isaiah 53, messiah jesus christ, prophecies of jesus
messiah jesus christ, prophecies of jesus, ethiopian eunuch: Hi Leah - thanks for your question. My apologies for such a late reply. That passage is one of so many that predict the coming of Jesus. Hard to know where to begin. But, let me offer you a few key ones. Is 61:1- about as clear as you can get. In fact...

Christianity -- Christian Living: judgement of Christ, judgement seat of christ, 2 corinthians 5
judgement seat of christ, 2 corinthians 5, judgement day: Hi Peter! Yes, a judgment day is coming, but for Christians judgment day is past. Judgement day occurred two thousand plus years ago when the Son of God died for our sins at Calvary. It is Finished. We are saved by His Grace. Let s look at the Judgment...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Life, holy spirit god, fleshly desires
holy spirit god, fleshly desires, indwelling of the holy spirit: Hi LIzeth. The *main* reason Lizeth, is not having received the Spirit/God, after our new birth. When we receive Christ, we are washed, and made clean, and ready for the indwelling of the Holy spirit/God. But way too many Christians do not receive the...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Messianic Noahid, nicene creed, conversion to judaism
nicene creed, conversion to judaism, messianic judaism: Hi Tim, Terminology is important and a potential hindrance. For years I preferred the term Noahide Nazarene and published using that term (for instance a href=http://www.allfaith.com/Religions/Noahide HERE /a ), however the more I studied the more I...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Mt 15:1-11, MK 7:5-16, scribes and pharisees, biblical mandate
scribes and pharisees, biblical mandate, mk 7: Dear Zeek, Thank you for writing I believe that verse (Matt 15:4) refers to honoring your parents as in respecting them. It is not about providing for them financially, however, if you respect them you will help them if you can.If you are married you would...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Mt 15:1-11 and Mark 7:5-16, Honoring Parents, Tradition
Honoring Parents, Tradition, Truth: Dear Zeek, The word honor in the Greek means to prize, that is, fix a valuation upon; by implication to revere: - honour, value, to esteem, etc. When JESUS addressed the hypocrisy in Israel for them adding to and subtracting from The LAW of GOD that...

Christianity -- Christian Living: i need help to nelp others, Spriit, love
Spriit, love, crucifixion: Hi Beyers, I would say to make the Bible contemporary. Find out how to make it pertinent to today. You must understand that you cannot make them understand how much God loves them. All you can do is present it and let the Spirit of God do that work....

Christianity -- Christian Living: Prayer, 1 corinthians 14, romans 8
1 corinthians 14, romans 8, utterances: Hey Ryan, Whenever we utter a prayer in a language that is able to be learned, it can be heard by any/all who hear and understand those utterances in that dialect. I am not aware of any Scriptures that proclaim that the devil cannot hear when we pray,...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Prophet, Prophesy, Spirit
Prophesy, Spirit: Dear Ryan, You are welcome and hopefully I will be able to help you understand HIS WORD better! What is a Prophet? According to the Scriptures a TRUE Prophet of YHWH is one who is called by HIM to proclaim HIS TRUTH. HIS Truth being The Holy Scriptures...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Relative status of some of the Ten Commandments, moral imperatives, survival strategies
moral imperatives, survival strategies, relative status: Richard, I think you have valid concerns and I will endeavour to answer the questions one by one: I would like first of all to take you back to the story of Rahab in Jericho. As you know, Jericho was about to come under attack by the Israelites and Rahab...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Sex before Marriage, sin, forgiveness
sin, forgiveness, Jesus: Hi Junior, I understand that you do not know what to do. Let’s start here. God is not ever going to leave you. He can’t. I’ll explain that sometime if you want me to. Since He is not going to leave you, you want to change how you relate to Him....

Christianity -- Christian Living: Short Answer 1, god salvation, relationship with god
god salvation, relationship with god, 1 corinthians 1: Dear Nihal, I love it, Great answer. I would just add that Jesus died for my sins, which allows me to have a personal relationship with God. (Salvation) which is like always having a close friend with you who loves and guides you daily. I hope this is...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Short Answer 3, 1 corinthians 1, nihal
1 corinthians 1, nihal, selflessness: Dear Nihal, I would agree that life does not end here and it is certainly beneficial to enter into the next realm as a believer in MESSIAH. However, if that would be the ONLY motivation for one becoming a believer, then we must consider the selfishness...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Short Answer 4, gift of the holy spirit, lord jesus christ
gift of the holy spirit, lord jesus christ, heaven and hell: Well for one thing hell is very real.. Many times in the Gospels, our Lord Jesus taught about heaven and hell, viz, Matt 7:21 21 Not everyone who says to me, Lord, Lord, will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only he who does the will of my Father...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Short Answer, caesarea philippi, son of the living god
caesarea philippi, son of the living god, god jesus: Well, well, if it isn t Nihal.......again! What about those that believe in reincarnation Nihal, where they come back, again,and again. I guess they would agree with your *short answer*, and they wouldn t have to be a christian at all! How about.. becoming...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Short Answer,., 1 corinthians 1, short answer
1 corinthians 1, short answer, continuation of life: No, I would not agree with this answer for the following reasons: 1. There is not short answer to the question Why should I be a Christian? 2. Many religions have answers to what happens in the afterlife. Many others also believe in the continuation...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Short Answer,,, tabernacle of god, desire god
tabernacle of god, desire god, galatians 5: Hello, Nihal. I Corinthians 15:19: If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable. This verse is referring to the fact that, if Christ is not raised from the dead (verse 17), then those who have fallen asleep in Christ...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Spoken dream, horrible jokes, sarah hannah
horrible jokes, sarah hannah, great disappointment: Dearest Tanya, I am so sorry for your loss and great, great, disappointment. Dear One, there is so many ways one could speculate on your situation, but that is all it would be. But one thing we know, God does not play horrible jokes on his rightous ones....

Christianity -- Christian Living: A Stricter Judgment for Pastors/Teachers?, gift of teaching, judgment
gift of teaching, judgment, teachers: Hi Simon, Great to hear from you! I was just thinking about you the other day when I was writing one of this year s Lenten Devotionals (entitled Up to Jerusalem ) for my web site. You are absolutely right! There is a stricter judgment for pastors and...

Christianity -- Christian Living: the unpardonable sin, holy spirit one, work of the holy spirit
holy spirit one, work of the holy spirit, evil spirit: Hello, Ryan. You are welcome. Of course, I cannot read your heart, so I will not say absolutely whether you have committed this sin. However, because you are still interested in Christ as Savior, this seems to suggest that you have not fallen into this...

Christianity -- Christian Living: The unpardonable sin, holy spirit one, work of the holy spirit
holy spirit one, work of the holy spirit, evil spirit: Hi Ryan, I answered this question for you, back on Feb 03..... But to add. Since it is the Spirit that draws unto the father, for no one comes unto the Father unless the Spirit draws them. And He has given man free will. When man rejects that drawing, of...

Christianity -- Christian Living: should i be worried, benefit of the doubt, boyfriend lives
benefit of the doubt, boyfriend lives, better man: Hello again, Estefanie. Have you prayed about this and asked God to settle this matter in your heart? My only concern with this is situation is that it feels like to me that this is a concern of yours, the motive behind the actions of this secretive person....

Christianity -- Christian Living: advice needed, sex attractions, whole nother story
sex attractions, whole nother story, gift from god: Maya, Let me ask if there are any counseling services in your area? If so, are any of them free or low-cost? You might ask your pastor to recommend a service for you. I can understand the nature of your problem. Sex feels good, and a woman gave you...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Books about magic?, magic, black magic
magic, black magic, dark spiritual: Hi Candy, I see nothing wrong with magic. It is a wonderful world full of surprises. It also help explain how the mind works. Such things as the Ouigi boards, Tarot cards, and books about black magic are those things you want to avoid. The get into...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Are the Ten Commandments Absolute?, bearing false witness, 10 commandments
Christianity -- Christian Living: Are the Ten Commandments Absolute?, bearing false witness, 10 commandments, questioner

Christianity -- Christian Living: forgiveness, blood test results, kidney failure
blood test results, kidney failure, acquaintence: Dearest Elena, I m so sorry for your pain, dear one. Let me quickly say that I don t think you want to go to court, and I ll tell you why. First of all, dear one, you would have to prove your accusations beyond a shadow of a doubt. It would involve a lot...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Marriage, full time job, god step
full time job, god step, stress level: Hello Angie, Thank you for your question, I m honored that you considered taking the time to share your feelings with me. I would like to take this opportunity to encourage you, to speak directly to you if I could. I really sensed something in the voice...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Masturbation, The Morality of Masturbation, Avoidance of Masterbation
The Morality of Masturbation, Avoidance of Masterbation, The Christian View of Sexuality: 6 March 2012 Dear Gene, First, I must commend you in this day of disregarding traditional Christian morality that you really care about these issues. It is evidence that you really want to please Christ and that God the Holy Spirit is working in your...

Christianity -- Christian Living: PLEASE HELP ME:is there adultery without intercourse, christian marriage counseling, positive affirmations
christian marriage counseling, positive affirmations, phone conversations: Angela, There are several issues here. One of your questions dealt with whether or not his actions were appropriate. It is clear, that if these things are happening, it is inappropriate. The Scriptures say that we are to abstain from all appearance...

Christianity -- Christian Living: I just can't believe in God. I really want to, but I feel like I can't., God, Jesus
God, Jesus, expression: Hi Catherine, It really isn t as hard as you might imagine. Let go of what you understand God is. Follow my logic here for a minute. There is always something bigger than you. That might be two persons or a thousand persons. It might be what...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Are the Ten Commandments Absolute?, bearing false witness, dangerous offender
bearing false witness, dangerous offender, presence of mind: Hi Richard, In your last question you said, I wonder if such experts are not more enamoured with rules, than with real people. The simple answer is yes, they are. It s a clear sign of a legalistic mindset on their part. Most people, it seems, who believe...

Christianity -- Christian Living: the unpardonable sin, blasphemy against the holy spirit, embracing the truth
blasphemy against the holy spirit, embracing the truth, apostle paul: Ryan, I am SO sorry that this answer is coming so late. I honestly remember answering this follow-up question shortly after you asked it... I guess it didn t process or something. I noticed just now that it is still pending which means you may not have...

Christianity -- Christian Living: youtube thread, moral chaos, genesis 3
moral chaos, genesis 3, man and beast: Hello, John. Well, you assume that God s command, for example, to slay the Canaanites was evil, but in fact it was not. God is the perfectly righteous Judge of the earth. As such, it is not unexpected that a righteous God would demand obedience to His...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Age Range, gadgets and gizmos, generation gap
gadgets and gizmos, generation gap, electronic gadgets: Hello William, Thank you for your question. Well the easy answer to this is that scripture doesn t give an answer, but that s not to say that you won t find the answer, it is just going to take a bit of soul searching- within you. I sense that you...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Blasphemy against the Holy Spirit, blasphemy against the holy spirit, critical thinking skills
blasphemy against the holy spirit, critical thinking skills, abundance of the heart: Where do words come from? The heart: A good man out of the good treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is evil: for of the abundance of the heart his mouth...

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

Christianity -- Christian Living: Christianity and Suicide, feelings of hopelessness, intimacy with god
feelings of hopelessness, intimacy with god, wickedness: Hi Katrina, Thank you so much for writing. The short answer is Yes,there is hope. Now, I will give you the long answer. It is not wise to go through this alone. Please seek out someone who can help you work through this. Perhaps your Pastor or a Christian...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Communication through dreams, Dreams, Occult
Dreams, Occult, Horoscopes: Dear Uwakokunre, Thank you for taking the time to elaborate on your background and experience. Based on your answers, I would have to say that I now understand more clearly why your grandmother is not more forthcoming with her answers regarding your dreams....

Christianity -- Christian Living: confused/afraid, sinful thoughts, terrible thought
sinful thoughts, terrible thought, grace and mercy: Alex, Most issues that we face in life is first a thought, then it becomes an action. thoughts that take root in you heart is when you act on your thoughts. You have control over your thoughts and your actions. Sin is anything that goes against God...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Communication through dreams, long trip, traditional sense
Christianity -- Christian Living: Communication through dreams, long trip, traditional sense, asker

Christianity -- Christian Living: How is this God's Purpose for Me?, some things are hard to understand, what is God's purpose?
some things are hard to understand, what is God's purpose?: First, Jessica, thank you for trusting me with this question. Let me say that my heart breaks for your situation. I cannot even begin to imagine what your pain and sorrow must be like. I have not made a secret out of the death of my daughter at birth,...

Christianity -- Christian Living: God and Tribulations, shelly shelly, catholic denomination
shelly shelly, catholic denomination, social security benefits: Hi Shelly.... Shelly you mention * my local priest *, does that infer you are of the Catholic denomination? If so, we can get at the problems your facing, and why, and how to get out of them. But I need to know if you have been brought up catholic..! Please...

Christianity -- Christian Living: lesbian/gay, Gay, Lesbian
Gay, Lesbian: I am going to assume that since you are asking this question in the Christian Living area of Allexperts.com, and you already know that the Bible teaches against having same gender sex that you have some knowledge of Biblical teaching.  I think the most...

Christianity -- Christian Living: what is your opinion on this, blasphemy of the holy spirit, lord jesus christ
blasphemy of the holy spirit, lord jesus christ, evil spirit: Hi Ryan - no, I do not agree with being doomed for an evil thought or something satanic. We live in a fallen world and are subject to our own flesh and the devil. Jesus knows this and wants us to give everything to him, our thoughts, our hearts, etc. ...

Christianity -- Christian Living: question, ingersoll robert, robert g ingersoll
ingersoll robert, robert g ingersoll, prometheus books: 6AM MON, APR 9 hi, mel; tho it seems you re uncomfortable, maybe hurting, I M GLAD THAT THIS IS HELPING YOU TO REVIEW YOUR OLD BELIEFS! AND YOUR QUESTIONS ARE GOOD ONES. you ask, ... any suggestions? YES!! and when you say don t think...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Rebaptized, day of pentecost, filling of the holy spirit
day of pentecost, filling of the holy spirit, lord and savior: Paul went to Ephesus and found some people there (probably Gentiles) who were believers in Christ. Yet he found that their understanding of the Gospel and spiritual things was incomplete, hence his question, Have you received the Spirit since you believed?...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Rebaptized?, new baptism, speaking in other tongues
new baptism, speaking in other tongues, filling of the holy spirit: Dear Ryan, Please meditate on the thief on the cross, who was not baptized but Jesus said would be in Paradise with Him that day. Acts 19:1-7 , this was at Ephesus and these people had not been baptized into Jesus but only into the teaching of John....

Christianity -- Christian Living: Break up, hope for the lonely, overcoming regret with faith
hope for the lonely, overcoming regret with faith: Hi Becca, If I might start by reassuring you that there is no sin so big that the love of God cannot overcome it. Forgiveness begins with telling Jesus how you feel about all this. The Bible says, Their sins and lawless acts I will remember no more....

Christianity -- Christian Living: Hubby/wife differences over time mgmnt, o magazine, buying tools
o magazine, buying tools, kiddos: Hi Amy, Thank you so much for writing. Let me see if I can offer a few suggestions. You did indicate that you both are Christians, which is wonderful. Prayer is always a good place to start. Amy we all have picked up some habits from our parents some good,...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Marriage, marriage, expectations
marriage, expectations, fulfillment: In reading your e-mail I can feel the desperation in your writing. I can tell you are hurting badly and that you feel like God has let you down. Before I tell you anything, I want you to know that I can empathize with you. There were expectations and...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Married couple needs help, loveless marriage
loveless marriage: Hi Rae, You asked, in the context of being stuck in a loveless, sexless, romance-less marriage and feelings of depression, What do I/can I do? You also said that you are angry at God , and that you are angry and resentful , apparently at your...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Masturbation, morning noon and night, rabbi yochanan
morning noon and night, rabbi yochanan, relationship with god: Hi Bhon, During certain years, especially teens to early twenties (it varies person to person) these desires can be quite strong. You didn t share your age but I assume you are in this basic age group. As for whether relieving these natural pressures...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Question, genesis to revelation, homosexual behavior
genesis to revelation, homosexual behavior, accountability partner: bhon, Do I think God created any of us to be homosexual? No, I do not. I think God created us male and female so that we could multiply and have dominion over the earth. Look at nature itself. Among vertebrate animals, there are males and females....

Christianity -- Christian Living: Real life guardian angels?, angels, guardian angels
angels, guardian angels, people's angels: Hi A, You raise a very interesting question. The Bible speaks of people showing extraordinary kindness and mercy, but the Bible also says that people encounter angels. You re absolutely right, it s a God-thing no matter how you look at it. :) I don...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Spiritual Retreat, nothing but poison, spiritual retreat
nothing but poison, spiritual retreat, spiritual issues: I suppose you could go to the ends of the earth to find God, and if that s what it takes then it s worth it. However, God can be found wherever you are. If begins with your seeking Him with your whole heart no matter what else is going on. I m certain there...

Christianity -- Christian Living: thoughts/confused, brother my brother, faith and grace
brother my brother, faith and grace, stupid thought: Alexander, I think I have answered your question before, but that is fine. I am grateful for the opportunity of sharing again. The fact that this is troublesome to you is evidence to you of the Holy Spirit at work in your heart. That is a very encouraging...

Christianity -- Christian Living: unpardonable, unpardonable sin, vows
unpardonable sin, vows, making deals with God: Hi Bryan, You asked whether God could forgive you for offering God permission to take away your salvation if you ever committed a certain sin again. 1. All sin can be forgiven, except the refusal of God s offer of salvation. The unpardonable sin ...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Young married couple in need of help, marriage covenant, passion romance
marriage covenant, passion romance, long periods of time: Hello Rae, I am so sorry to hear you are having such a hard time in your marriage. I would first like to address the part about being Angry with God He gives us all free will and you may be following God Biblical directions, but your husband is not....

Christianity -- Christian Living: Approval, question pool, mr burns
question pool, mr burns, biblical perspective: Hi Serene, Your question got put in the Question Pool, for anyone to answer. Sorry it took so long, but I only occasionally have the time to take on extra questions.. But to answer your query, I would like to know how old you are, since you are still...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Called by God to be a Pastor, common law marriage, rabbi yochanan
common law marriage, rabbi yochanan, holy marriage: Hi, What defines a marriage varies culture to culture and group to group. Only you can determine this. There are ALWAYS people chomping at the bit for an excuse to judge others however. In my opinion civil law has no authority over holy marriage (except...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Ex-boyfriend questioning his faith because of me, christianity and other religions, closest friend
christianity and other religions, closest friend, misgivings: Dear Bonnie, Biblical faith is hearing the WORD of GOD, as spoken by the mouth of GOD to the child of GOD. Consider Romans 10:17 So faith comes from hearing, and hearing by the word of MESSIAH. This is a promise made by JESUS to those who follow HIM....

Christianity -- Christian Living: forgiveness, 7th commandment, genital areas
7th commandment, genital areas, center of attention: Hi Morgan. Your question got put in the question pool, which I don t check too often. experts put questions they don t feel confident to answer, and can get answered by anyone.. Morgan you are 21 years old now? And this started when you were 11, and lasted...

Christianity -- Christian Living: God's Blessing In A Relationship, mutual feelings, emotional stress
mutual feelings, emotional stress, doubt in my mind: I see that you are in Louisiana, I too live in Louisiana. A relationship that is God approved, simply means that it is established according to God s standards. In other words, both individuals are Christians, both place the Lord FIRST in their lives,...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Love, love, what if
love, what if, is there only one right person for me: Hi Joey, Love is a powerful emotion, but love is also a Person: Jesus Christ. Perhaps when you see your friend, what you truly see is Christ whose Holy Spirit resides in her Christian heart. :) Love has so many aspects to it that they all kind of...

Christianity -- Christian Living: love, sinner from birth, psalm 25
sinner from birth, psalm 25, psalm 51: How Can I Experience God’s Love and Forgiveness? Written by Helen Grace Lescheid Life gets complicated. Don’t go it alone. We have mentors who want to pray for you. “Have mercy on me, O God, because of your unfailing love. Because of your great compassion,...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Penance, real faith, abasement
real faith, abasement, new testament: Hello Olivia, I don t recall getting a question from you before. What is it you re wanting to know about penance ? In the mean time, here s a little info. Webster s Dictionary has this: an act of self-abasement, mortification, or devotion performed...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Saving faith, Faith, Saving Faith
Faith, Saving Faith, Self-examination: Frank, thanks for your question. It is an important one. To begin in answering, I d like to clarify my use of the word faith . The word that we usually see translated as faith in the New Testament is more simply translated trust or confidence ....

Christianity -- Christian Living: souls and unpardonable sin, truth, lie
truth, lie, salvation: Chris, I have run into this situation before. I will freely share with you my understanding of it. You can choose to accept it or not. I do give it without reservation. I’ll start right here. You are not doomed. It is not what you do, but who...

Christianity -- Christian Living: HOW TO TALK WITH YOUR CHILD, teens
teens: Typically, why questions will put a person on the defensive unless of course you are asking it in an academic sense about a science project or something of that sort. The why questions I m referring to are: Why did you do that? Why don t you find something...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Tithe, old testaments, biblical principle
old testaments, biblical principle, setting priorities: Debbie, Thank you for your question. First, I want to make clear that Tithing is a Biblical principle that is taught in both the New and Old Testaments. It is a clear principle that declares that God gets the first, before others. It is a way of expressing...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Water Baptism (United Methodist vs Assemblies of God), methodists church, west virginia usa
methodists church, west virginia usa, united methodist church: Dear Naomi, I have read your email several times and I pray that the Holy Spirit will guide my words to you. As you know, I am a United Methodist Minister. It s obvious just from the names of some of our churches that Christians have held some significantly...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Advise, marriage, cohabitation
marriage, cohabitation, staying together: Good morning, Tel. Thank you for your question and I’ll do what I can to try to shed some light on things and ask some questions that might help you to sort things through. First, let me ask whether staying together for 2 years is part of the reason...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Arts/sexuality, homework question, image of god
homework question, image of god, questioner: This question has nothing to do with Christianity. as it is not asked as one....... Its more like a homework question, where the questioner doesn t really want an answer but simply wants to justify their actions....... We are made in the image of God...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Your book, loving companionship, life introduction
loving companionship, life introduction, global peace: Hello Xiao, Here s another excerpt from my book that you might like. An excerpt from The Answer. The philosophy of relativism is not entirely true. There are things that we cannot know the “absolute” truth about but that does not mean that we can...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Confused about my relationship with my boyfriend, marriage, friendship
marriage, friendship, how to avoid hard breakup: Hi Rubitah, I was not bothered at all about being addressed as Dr. Eddy :D I do a cut-and-paste myself when it helps to say what I want to say. I hope you get many good answers that fully inform your situation. :) Sorry for the delay in responding. ...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Confusion over my relationship with my boyfriend, long distance relationship, physical proximity
long distance relationship, physical proximity, prayer life: Hello Rubitah, Thank you so much for writing. Let me see if I can help you with this. I have several questions that will help me understand the siduation. How old are you and the young man. Is your brother your guardian? It seems as if you guys have...

Christianity -- Christian Living: dilema, relationships, marriage
relationships, marriage, living together: Lisa, thanks for your question. It is a very important one, and I will treat it as such. As you mentioned what your heart is telling you a few times in your question, I d like to address that first. As a follower of Jesus, you have not been obeying him...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Arts/sexuality, sorry paul, last question
Christianity -- Christian Living: Arts/sexuality, sorry paul, last question, body art

Christianity -- Christian Living: Is forgiveness impossible?, forgiveness, sin
forgiveness, sin, restoration: Dear Roberta, First, let me say that I m so sorry you ve had a life filled with treatment that seems so unforgivable. Children get imprinted by their parents treatment of them and I can understand the anger, the feelings of despair, and the resentment...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Heartbroken, daily devotions, devotional book
daily devotions, devotional book, ministry program: Dear Michelle, Still having some trouble with getting questions. ? Sorry! Nothing works better than the plain truth. Do not hedge. Do not compromise. The proving is up to him. Think out your reasons. Write them down if necessary. Sometimes it is even...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Was Jesus Political?, politics voting role of Christians in political process
politics voting role of Christians in political process: 9 July 2012 Dear Cathy, Forgive me for not answering before. I was out-of-town. Yours is an excellent and relevant question. I would agree with the late Dr Francis Schaeffer that Christians should be politically active. I believe every Christian...

Christianity -- Christian Living: How do I know if a relationship should be restored?, bible study group, first language
bible study group, first language, cultural differences: Hi Gee, I have read your email and feel deeply your emotional stress. I am so sorry both of you are having to walk through this. Obviously, my friend, I am not priveleged to the full truth of your relationship, therefore my counsel is limited. It sounds...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Sexual Desire, sexual tension, sexual desire
sexual tension, sexual desire, spiritual growth: Dear Adam, first of all I do not think that lack of masturbation increases chance of cancer. I think that masturbation represents a lack of spiritual growth. It is normal for a young boy to masturbate. I think you should try to avoid to masturbate; if...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Why am I having sleep paralysis & dreams about the devil?, sleep paralysis, scary dreams
sleep paralysis, scary dreams, mom dad: Hello, Danielle. I have read about sleep paralysis, how a person is unable to move or talk while in bed, and they are convinced that something terrible is happening, perhaps supernatural. Some individuals have even reported seeing aliens or other figures...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Sunday Work Schedule, nice man, time slot
nice man, time slot, last sunday: Hi Marcy, Thank you for this great question. I am sorry you are going through this. There are several things to consider here. 1. It is important to get to church as often as possible. One reason it is a bad idea to work on Sunday is because we need...

Christianity -- Christian Living: What is the truth, repentant sinner, god is spirit
repentant sinner, god is spirit, golden rule: Hello Nile, The truth that Jesus always spoke about was embodied in the golden rule. Paraphrased it says, Totally commit to being motivated by love in all your words and deeds and treat other people the way you d honestly want them to treat you. When...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Unequally yoked., holy spirit work, paul the apostle
holy spirit work, paul the apostle, gifts of the spirit: Dear Ryan, Welcome to battle, my young friend! Paul, the apostle put it this way; Rom 7:12 So then, the Law is holy, and the commandment is holy and righteous and good. Rom 7:13 Therefore did that which is good become a cause of death for me? May it...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Upcoming marriage, but my fiance is not a virgin., coping mechanisms, meaningful experience
coping mechanisms, meaningful experience, three girls: Hi Briar Rose,apologies for not replying sooner, ur question required a lot of thought. You are clearly not ready (at present)for marriage to this man, as u cant help but carry this baggage (the effects of his sin, on you) into the relationship, if u do,...

Christianity -- Christian Living: The christian conception of death and afterlife, hebrew bible, christian lifestyle
hebrew bible, christian lifestyle, christian conception: Hello Bemsen, Thank you for your question. However, this is a generalized term and with my long winded answers, I could easily get on a runaway leading you far from what you wanted pinpointed. There are alot of misconceptions of what life is supposed...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Christian counseling, christian counseling ministry, counseling ministries
christian counseling ministry, counseling ministries, christian counselor: Hello, Peter, Thank you for your response. Again I don t feel that I would be able to be of help to you , but if you want to share some of the issues. I can take a look and see if I can assist you. As you know I am a Christian Counselor and my responses...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Was my ex-boyfriend really saved?, male frontal nudity, graphic nudity
male frontal nudity, graphic nudity, sex before marriage: I was shocked and saddened to see that he is continuing to manipulate you through intimidation and threats. He is already trying to ruin your reputation by telling people that YOU broke up with him. Of course if they are taken in by this man, they will not...

Christianity -- Christian Living: am i fornicating?, ingersoll robert, robert g ingersoll
ingersoll robert, robert g ingersoll, christian girlfriend: 5pm sat. hi zack; good question; if you use the bible as your reference, you will probly get confused, if not very frustrated! it s a lot of nonsense BS; you will go nuts trying to make any sense of it. PLEASE use your brain, and forget the bible!...

Christianity -- Christian Living: will God forgive me...?, blasphemy against the holy spirit, baptism of the holy spirit
blasphemy against the holy spirit, baptism of the holy spirit, demonic oppression: Dear Annamaria, I would encourage you to stay close to your personal MD. He/she should be able to adjust your medication in the proper proportions in an effort of weaning you from them as you desire. Sometimes those very medications will cause insomnia...

Christianity -- Christian Living: living with my ex-husband, christian counseling, remarrying
christian counseling, remarrying, swaby: Hi Allison, Congratulation to you and your ex-husband on restoring your relationship. Yes, according to the laws of the land you would have to take your vows again. They were voided by the divorce. God says in His word that He hates Divorce not the person,...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Nude art, shem and japheth, blood relatives
shem and japheth, blood relatives, nakedness: Dear Nick, Given the portions of Scripture provided, I guess it s your call. I personally do not see any difference in gazing at pictures of nudes/nakedness or in person. The result and biblical application is the same in my mind. Throughout the years...

Christianity -- Christian Living: pastor adjustment, church volunteer, extrovert
church volunteer, extrovert, new location: Pastors are people and the calling/anointing to minister does not circumvent their personality. It should make it more God-like but it doesn t make an extrovert out of an introvert. My questions to you are: - Have you expressed to him that you desire...

Christianity -- Christian Living: prayer over children, value god places, kind of prayer
value god places, kind of prayer, question god: Hi Marc, Thank you so much for this question. God loves prayer that claims promises and principles from scriptures... this kind of prayer breaks the powers of the forces of darkness. I believe the scripture you can use is the passage about the value God...

Christianity -- Christian Living: question, blasphemy of the holy spirit, evil spirit
blasphemy of the holy spirit, evil spirit, deliberate act: Blasphemy of the Holy Spirit is the specific and deliberate act of attributing the works of the Spirit to those of Satan with the intent to cause harm, i.e., to lead others into sin or to create doubt in others so that they are unwilling/unable to seek God....

Christianity -- Christian Living: A relationship question, breakup, relationship
breakup, relationship, dating: Hi Priscilla, Your story is far more common than you may think. There are plenty of people out there who believe one thing, but act in a totally different way behind closed doors or when no one is looking. I m not sure that I d say they aren t saved (mainly...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Salvation, selfish motives, golden rule
selfish motives, golden rule, thanks in advance: Hello Xiao, It s likely that most people feel much as you do but just don t want seem dumb by asking. However, it s about the most important question a person can possibly ask. So, here s the answer you have wished for. The way, the truth, and the life....

Christianity -- Christian Living: Cohabitation, student loan repayment, time relationships
student loan repayment, time relationships, bath apartment: Hi Zantrell, First let me say I love your name Thank you for writing. You are asking a great question and I thank God for you wanting to live a good christian life. The word Temptation comes to mind as I read your letter. Temptation is common to all...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Dating and knowing God's will, dating, relationship
dating, relationship, godly husband: Hi Lauren, Thank you for your question and for your patience as I finished a writing project due yesterday and also answered the question in the queue before yours. I have been using my time to pray and ponder what God might have me say to you. You wrote:...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Sexual love, young couples, symbolic act
Christianity -- Christian Living: Sexual love, young couples, symbolic act, divorce

Christianity -- Christian Living: Faith, falling through the cracks, answers to prayer
falling through the cracks, answers to prayer, meditating on the word: Let s try it again here: Hi Sonia, thank you for understanding the delay by your question falling through the cracks somehow. I remember answering it because I thought about writing a post for my web site based on your really great question and calling it...

Christianity -- Christian Living: follow up, jeremiah 31, new covenant
jeremiah 31, new covenant, dear ryan: Dear Ryan, That is awesome to hear buddy! To attempt an answer to your follow up; There are only 3 in The GODHEAD. The last of them being sent to seal and confirm The NEW Covenant. (See Jeremiah 31:31 / Luke 22:20 / Acts 2) For one to knowingly reject...

Christianity -- Christian Living: God is Love, same sex relationship, question pool
same sex relationship, question pool, same sex attraction: Hi Sheila; How do we love even our enemies, and those that despitefully use us? It is not a part of the old nature, but it is available through the new nature, the Divine Nature, we have become partakers of. We are not just to love people, we are TO BECOME...

Christianity -- Christian Living: is love a sin?, same sex relationship, same sex relationships
same sex relationship, same sex relationships, same sex attraction: Hi Sheila, Thank you for writing. To answer your question Sheila No love is not a sin Same sex relationships are.. because it is not God s design for man. see #NKJV#1 Timothy 1:9-11 It may say Sodomites which is Homosexuality. In spite of what...

Christianity -- Christian Living: a loving God?, eternal damnation, god question
eternal damnation, god question, romans 7: Hello again, Sonia. Man s wisdom, compared to God s, is essentially nothing. We think about the penalty for the unsaved and recoil. But we read in Isaiah 55:8: For My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways My ways, saith the LORD. ...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Relationship Advice, sexual purity, god didn
sexual purity, god didn, pressure situation: Hello Shanaya, I appologize, I did not see the follow up question sooner until now. I have had emails pile up on me as I have taken a leave from the computer for a while. The bible was written by men, 40 different men to be exact over a period of 40 generations....

Christianity -- Christian Living: Relationships, biblical discipleship, parental responsibilities
biblical discipleship, parental responsibilities, youngstars: Dear Horace, Sorry. I forgot to set my question status while I was away on a trip. The main areas that I see lacking in youth ministry is a lack of discipleship among parents. They seem to defer their parental responsibilities to a career professional all...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Relationships, Christian dating, lonliness
Christian dating, lonliness, relationships: Shanaya, thank you for your question and for sharing your story. First of all, I applaud your courage in making the hard to choice to obey Christ by breaking it off with your boyfriend. His wisdom makes it clear that it was the right choice for your life...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Relationships In Christ, sexual purity, god didn
sexual purity, god didn, pressure situation: Dear Shanaya, I realize that you are in a very difficult situation, and want to encourage you in the direction that you have chosen. You chose wisely. To continue in a relationship with an unbeliever would be an awful future for sure! The very best thing...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Sexual love, who wrote the bible, faith without works
who wrote the bible, faith without works, jesus lord: Hi Suzuki, It seems that there s virtually no one that correctly understands this and it can be a bit difficult to explain because of so much error that s taught about it that s mistakenly assumed to be the truth. First of all, you need to learn that...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Sin, repentance, forgiveness
repentance, forgiveness, relationship: Hi Teo, Thank you for your question. It sounds like a very painful situation and probably very confusing too. I am continuing to pray about what God would have me to say to you. So, with your permission, I may answer this in two parts. I will send you...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Am I still married to my rapist?, god in the new testament, testament hebrews
god in the new testament, testament hebrews, sick to my stomach: Hi Sheila; Listen, I am here for you, to answer questions, so don t worry about asking questions. If more Christians asked more questions they wouldn t be in such a mess through ignorance..Okay? Now I ask, are you a Jew? No! Then the old testament in the...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Trust in relationships, premarital counseling, god is light
premarital counseling, god is light, jesus first: Dear Julie, If you both had come to me for premarital counseling under these circumstances I would try to encourage you to wait 6 months to a year before committing to a wedding date. I also would encourage you both during that time to focus on your individual...

Christianity -- Christian Living: broken engagement, two and a half years, broken engagement
two and a half years, broken engagement, fiancee: Hello Keren, I am so sorry to hear what you are going through. My first question is you stated that, You both love the Lord with all of your heart Have you two gone through Christian Marriage Counseling? I believe this would be very helpful to the two of...

Christianity -- Christian Living: CONFUSED, Catholic, Christian
Catholic, Christian, Christianity: Nick, Thanks for your question. I think I can help. The statement made in the video is a correct one, but it leaves people open to possible confusion and misunderstanding like you re experiencing. I d like to clarify what Christian means and perhaps...

Christianity -- Christian Living: God's love / anger, due time christ, power of the holy spirit
due time christ, power of the holy spirit, wrath of god: Hi Cathy, Thank you for this interesting question. Here is how we can understand it: 1. God loves everyone and does not want anyone to die in their sins, even though they deserve it. He wants all to repent. 2 Peter 3:9 (AV) 9 The Lord is...

Christianity -- Christian Living: God's love / anger, wrath of god, heart god
wrath of god, heart god, listening to god: Others may tickle your ears (II Timothy 4:3,4) Cathy, but the fact is you already now what you need to do and you haven t done it yet. You need to forgive them. You told me this at the beginning of your question. I am very aware of the devastating abuses...

Christianity -- Christian Living: God made the distance so perfect yet miserable, what does he say about long distance relationships, long distance relationships, dear ron
long distance relationships, dear ron, doubt in my mind: Dear Audrey, I hear your cry and I m just a simple man. YHWH hears it louder and clearer than I ever could! Here are the verses that came to me as I read and considered your situation. May they give you both comfort in HIM! Mat 6:25-34 NASB (25)...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Hi pastor Don:, god deal, waiting for god
god deal, waiting for god, romans 12: Hi Cathy, It seems like God is helping you. I think that it is important you leave the judgment and punishment stuff up to God. I know you want her to get what you feel she deserves... if we all got what we deserved we would be in Hell. Part of living...

Christianity -- Christian Living: james 1vs 17, 1cor 12vs11, wayne tucker, physical birth
wayne tucker, physical birth, different gifts: Emeka, Paul is obviously talking about the explicitly spiritual gifts that can come only directly from God, and must be received by faith. It is clear from other passages that each of us has a measure of these gifts, given not for our benefit, but for...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Restoration, dark environment, ray of hope
dark environment, ray of hope, ray of light: Dearest Indalia, Each time I see your name I picture a beautiful delicate flower. My heart is saddened by your pain and suffering. I have prayed for wisdom as I give you counsel Indalia, for we have walked together a long time and your pain is my pain. The...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Sex, god is a god, god of peace
god is a god, god of peace, belief system: Hello Danielle, That is a good question, yet a difficult one to answer. Your question is not off the wall I am going to respond as it relates to your belief system based upon your statement But, sometimes I feel like we are doing something wrong Tells...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Taking Holy Communion at home, holy communion, apostles doctrine
holy communion, apostles doctrine, praising god: Dear Maria, The early church met in houses. The church has become an institution that is in rebellion to THE CREATOR. Act 2:42 And they continued stedfastly in the apostles doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers. Act 2:43...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Taking things personally, money, Christians
money, Christians, financial planning: Hello again, Amy. Two quick things: First, the link to the 5 love languages ran over into the text. It s actually http://www.5lovelanguages.com/profile/ and I had another thought last night. Perhaps visiting the budget with your husband weekly and having...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Should I Apologize?
Hi William, Thank you so much for writing. I am thinking you are being convicted In your heart or you would not be writing. What do you think? It really does not matter what anyone else thinks William. It is how you feel. Based upon your information,...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Conversion-becoming a Christian, Holy Spirit, conversion
Holy Spirit, conversion, being saved: Hi Greg, thank you for trusting me with your question. I will give a short answer for tonight. If you’d like a fuller answer as to why there are distinctions and seeming contradictions in what different denominations believe, I’ll be happy to address that....

Christianity -- Christian Living: Unpardonable sin
Hi Daniel, Thank you so much for writing. No, you have not lost your salvation because of your thoughts. The unpardonable sin is not believing in our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. No you are not doomed to hell. It appears that you have contacted others and...

Christianity -- Christian Living: alters
I am not familiar with family altars in your culture and context but in places where I live (Asia) family altars are places of worship rather than of respect. What you described i.e praying over the altars, etc appear to be against New testament teachings...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Bible Contradiction?
Hi Ben, Thanks for this great question. This one was a challenge to me. I found the answer in a great resource: When Critics Ask which takes apparent contradictions through the Bible and explains them. I will quote from this book below: LUKE...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Bible Contradiction?
Dear Ben, there is certainly a striking contradiction between Matthew and Luke about the place where Jesus ascended to heaven. I believe that the Gospels were written either by direct witnesses of those miracles or by persons who personally knew some direct...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Conversion/Becoming a Christian
Hello, Greg and thank you for your question. I apologize for the delay in getting back to you, but in all honesty, I want to be thorough in this particular answer because you ask a VERY good question that isn t so easily defined. Your question is very...

Christianity -- Christian Living: How to correct when people make assumptions., Honesty
Honesty: Katie, thanks for your question. I understand your preference for privacy as well as your desire to avoid rehashing the same story time and again as various people ask you these things. However, I ll have to affirm what your conscience and God s Holy Spirit...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Deacon
Hi Ryan - thanks for your question. On your first question, in 1 Timothy, Paul does provide qualifications for a deacon, and the mention of husband to one wife does suggest marriage as a requirement, but with more inspection, it could also be referring...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Follow up "contradiction"
Dear Ovadiah, I think science has nothing to say about the differences between Christianity and Judaism. Such differences are of theological nature. I can only tell you some reasons why I find Christianity more convincing that Judaism, but this has nothing...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Keeping Faith in God's Answers, dating, prayer
dating, prayer: Glenn, Thanks for your question. I know that romantic love and partnership is a tremendously important matter, so I can understand your desire for understanding and clarity from God. It s hard to answer this without knowing more about the answer you...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Obeying your Parent/Divorce
Hi Ryan, Thank you for this great question. I am so sorry for the pain you have endured since you were 13. First of all, you need to understand that when people experience the consequences of their sin, like your mother did, that is not your fault! God...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Total loneliness, misery and bewilderment
14 December 2013 Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA Dear Dave, First, please forgive me for not answering your question the day it was sent to me. The fact is that I overlooked an important detail: I should have arranged with ALL EXPERTS to become unavailable...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Comfort Zone
Dear Martin, i do not agree with this idea of the confort zone . When I was young, I ve been a researcher in physics at the University. I thought that that job was exactly what I wanted and what would have made me feel fulfilled. But it wasn t true....

Christianity -- Christian Living: Comment on TSA post, Jesus, politics
Jesus, politics, hypocrites: Thank you, Joel, I hope you are having a blessed Christmas season as well. Thank you also for your comments. I appreciate them. It’s important that we all engage in conversation because it’s really more than just talk. It’s fleshing out what it means...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Long-distance Dating
Hi KayCee, I am so glad to hear that you have already addressed the things that could be a concern. You have stated several times that you both have made mistakes. Always remember. Every Christian has a pass and every sinner has a future (That is for...

Christianity -- Christian Living: marriage
Hello, John. Thanks for your question. You were quick and to the point, so I shall be as well :) You made vows to one another before the Lord, and those vows were real and binding. The main issue is not so much the person who officiated the wedding ceremony,...

Christianity -- Christian Living: marriage, holidays, religion, truth
Dear SW, As I stated previously, hold on to the TRUTH, reject the lies... Your husband is a subject of the kingdom of lies... He has proven that repeatedly... Detach yourself emotionally and see him as a bystander would see him... Yes, the ideal is...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Restoration
Dearest Indalia, Thank you for your patience my friend. I had five grandchildren - all wanting my attention. Ha! They are all safely home and now I can concentrate on things at hand. I have prayed for a word of wisdom for you (as you asked), so let s...

Christianity -- Christian Living: spiritual TSA agents, Christian, homosexual
Christian, homosexual, sin: Dear Simon, Christmas Greetings to you and your family! Thank you also for your question. The article you referenced is a little unbalanced, so even the knowledge that TSA in the United States stands for “Transportation Security Administration” might...