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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Christianity -- Christian Living: These passages have hurt my faith, kings of judah, christainity
kings of judah, christainity, evil way: Thank you for your follow up question. Some of your frustration and confusion comes from unfamiliarity with Scripture and some comes from a healthy mind. Healthy minds grapple with difficult questions. Faith that never grapples with questions is not faith...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Were people in ancient times saved or not, Ancient unbelievers, Ignorant Unbelievers
Ancient unbelievers, Ignorant Unbelievers, Judgment: Rick, You ask a question that has been pondered and debated through the generations, and the honest answer is: we just don t know with absolute certainty. We do have a few clues about the truth on this matter, and I d like to share them with you... ...

Christianity -- Christian Living: prayer, prayer, love
prayer, love, yoked: Dear Mare, You probably didn’t, but I would not agree with this statement or train of thought. The only sacrifice ever acceptable to God was the sacrifice of His Son Jesus Christ. We live out our lives as living sacrifices, but only because He has was...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Question., talking to god, self harming
talking to god, self harming, question question: Hi Corrina, Sorry for the delay in replying. Been a busy time this weekend. God can answer in any number of ways. He can answer through other people, He can answer through the bible, He can answer by speaking into your heart and He can even answer through...

Christianity -- Christian Living: REPENT AND BELIEVE, holly spirit, jealosy
holly spirit, jealosy, hypocrit: Hi DITLAKALA MAPHAKELA Are you a part of a local church? You need a leader in your life, but not your mother. You are 32 and a mother yourself. Stand strong against the devils attacks. He only uses your mother because he knows you are weak in that area....

Christianity -- Christian Living: Remarriage nd Abortion, righteousness of god, 2 corinthians 5
righteousness of god, 2 corinthians 5, gift of god is eternal life: Hi Tammy, Thank you for this great question. Here is what we know from the Bible. The Apostle Paul murdered Christians because of their faith before he came to Christ. He was forgiven and wrote the following verse: 1 Timothy 1:15 15 This is a faithful...

Christianity -- Christian Living: regret, anguish and pain, mental anguish
anguish and pain, mental anguish, brother in christ: Dear Ana, of course I cannot whether they will ever regret or not. Anyway I think you must forgive them and go on with your life. I think you should simply forget these sad episodes and turn iover a new leaf. Never hold a grudge against anybody; this...

Christianity -- Christian Living: regret, christian forgiveness, anguish and pain
christian forgiveness, anguish and pain, mental anguish: Greetings, in the name of Jesus, the christ First of all, a christian should never,ever seek ill-will towards anyone. A christian should always strive for forgiveness of persons who have done them wrong, then and only then can and will God work to change...

Christianity -- Christian Living: regret, hurt, jealousy
hurt, jealousy, cruel: Dear Ana, Whether they ever regret their actions, you need to forgive them, forget their immaturity, and move on with your life. The apostle Paul faced much more persecution and abuse than any 10 of us, and yet the Spirit of God told him to set it behind...

Christianity -- Christian Living: regret, anguish and pain, mental anguish
anguish and pain, mental anguish, hands of the lord: Ana, While these women may never regret their actions, there is another side to this that I believe you need to deal with. When Jesus died on the cross for our sins, He was doing so to reconcile us to the Father. God forgave us our sins because Jesus died...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Salvation., romans 12, one of my best friends
romans 12, one of my best friends, talking to god: Which lady said that the Holy Spirit told her you were saved for the wrong reasons? The only solution is to start afresh. What would you do right now if you hadn t said the prayer when you were little? How are you feeling in your heart and soul? What...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Salvation., eye lids, heart god
eye lids, heart god, relationship with god: Hi Corrina, I would suggest you keep asking, keep seeking Him, keep on at Him until He answers you. That might sound a little strange because it s not like God doesn t hear you the first time you ask, He does, but maybe He wants to see how much you want Him....

Christianity -- Christian Living: Salvation., god wills, christ the king
god wills, christ the king, jesus christ: No, not at all... once God has saved you, God will not go back on His word... no matter what you do. Philippians 1:6 6 Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ: The...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Salvation., king james version, chickens
king james version, chickens, prophets: No, He offers salvation to all... it is unbelief that cancells the offer. Matthew 23:37 37 O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that killest the prophets, and stonest them which are sent unto thee, how often would I have gathered thy children together, even as...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Saved, savior jesus christ, initial capital letter
savior jesus christ, initial capital letter, lord mayor of london: Greetings,in the name of Jesus, the Christ, The reason you don t see it, is because it is NOT there, nor is the other one. Who told you all these lies? You are saved or not, depending on whether or not, YOU believe/have faith in and accept Jesus...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Sex Before Marriage-How do I stop?, sex, sex before marriage
sex, sex before marriage, love: Dear Wilson, There is nothing unusual about your situation, even as a believer. You did not disappoint or surprise the Lord through your actions. That was the purpose of Christ’s cross to take away sins and provide forgiveness from Him to all sins of you...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Sexuality, sex before marriage, masturbation
sex before marriage, masturbation, marriage: Hi N, It’s great to hear that you’re looking for answers with something like this. A lot of people make up their own minds up in this area and try as best as possible to keep whatever they decide to do, secret. Thank you for seeking help on this very important...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Sin, saint and sinner, wayne tucker
saint and sinner, wayne tucker, righteous judgment: Peter, Welcome to the kingdom! As you grow in grace and faith and knowledge you will learn many things. One of them is that God is sovereign. What God says is law; not what we think. Being punished for sin when we know the way out and don t take it...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Is Stigmata real?, false prophets, signs and wonders
false prophets, signs and wonders, cause god: Question: Hi, I was wondering i had watched a movie that had gotten my interest really well. the movie was called Stigmata . Is stigmata real and if so where has it happended? please help i m really interested on this subject. Thank you for your time in...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Studying the Bible, i corinthians 2, bible interpretation
i corinthians 2, bible interpretation, how to interpret the bible: Hello, Kennedy. You have to first understand how God wrote the Bible. Christ spoke in parables, and without a parable He did not speak (Mark 4:33-34). Since Christ is God, we know that the entire Bible is the Word of Christ, and should be filled with parables,...

Christianity -- Christian Living: same-sex relationships, same sex relationship, same sex relationships
same sex relationship, same sex relationships, jesus jesus: Hello Rebecca Thank you for your question. My gut response to your question is that I don t think it s necessarily up to you to tell them to stop their relationship. I am glad to hear that you are still their friends and that you are praying for them....

Christianity -- Christian Living: Is it a sin to live together?, fancy phrase, galatians 5
fancy phrase, galatians 5, sins of the flesh: Liz, This probably falls under the heading of if you have to ask... You are correct that sex prior to marriage is a sin. Living together is a dangerous prospect. The level of temptation is way high. More than that, though, is 1 Thessalonians 5:22...

Christianity -- Christian Living: social phobia and constant worry, social phobia, spirit flow
social phobia, spirit flow, doctors office: Greetings, in the name of Jesus,the christ... Hi sister-in-christ, Because of your letter, and what you said in it, I believe you are sincerely blessed with a knowledge of God, too many of us,lack. And having that knowledge, I believe you can and should...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Whose telling the Truth?, objective element, eternal happiness
objective element, eternal happiness, different religions: Dear Micah, different religions have different histories, different teologies and different moral comandments. Each of us can analize these differences and find one religion more convincing than the others. I think that the christian faith is a unique...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Whose telling the Truth, case for Christ, Christian apologetics
case for Christ, Christian apologetics, is Jesus real: Ameerah here from The Hem Bible Studies. You have posed a very important question. Honestly, it requires such a detailed answer that I can t even begin to answer it in a few hundred pages, much less a few paragraphs (-: There have been many philosophers...

Christianity -- Christian Living: universe and God, talking to god, ur friends
talking to god, ur friends, lucy: Well Lucy, the first thing is, as you are such a new Christian, that you cannot expect to have all the answers and expect to win them all to Christ, your putting pressure on yourself that you dont need. What u need to do is carefully live your life in...

Christianity -- Christian Living: It would not let me ask any more follow-ups, jesus and the apostles, day of judgement
jesus and the apostles, day of judgement, miraculous powers: Hi Jen, Though I don t do what I do for the thanks that I often get, it is good to know that you feel that you have benefited from my attempt to be helpful. May I add an additional comment on faith? When Paul said 2Co 5:7 For we live by faith, not by sight,...

Christianity -- Christian Living: BACKSLIDING, teenagers, god
teenagers, god, backsliding: hi Shannakay Can you please explain more about what you mean by this question? Are you asking in what way the church is to blame for backsliding, or are you asking how the church can help stop it or is it something else you are asking? God bless ...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Born again twice, lutheran teachings, matter of faith
lutheran teachings, matter of faith, relationship with god: Benjamin, Thank you for your question. I will try to answer it in a way that is true to God s Word. When a person trusts in Christ for their salvation. It is a matter of faith, and not a matter of performance on their part. Rather the believer trusts...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Born again twice, lutheran teachings, lord and savior
lutheran teachings, lord and savior, obediant: Hello, Benjamin. I will try to give you a hand in this matter. To start with, I do not recall ever saying that a person must be born again twice. That is simply not true. If you can find where I made that quote, or something similar to it, I will try...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Born again twice, sin, masturbation
sin, masturbation, life: Dear Benjamin, Your question is not unusual and your conditions are not unusual either. We are not born again twice as some would teach. We grow and mature as children of God (John 1:12-13) and come to a point in our lives where we learn to quit relying...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Born again twice, lutheran teachings, lord and savior
lutheran teachings, lord and savior, jesus is lord: Hi Benjamin - you caught me while I was on the allexperts site so I m glad to be able to respond quickly to you. Thank you for reaching out to me for some help. I ll do my best to see if we can clear this up for you. It s not as confusing as it may seem....

Christianity -- Christian Living: Born again twice, lutheran teachings, obediant
lutheran teachings, obediant, repentence: Is it possible I can repent more than once? The cause making repentance necessary is sin, failure to meet God’s righteous requirements. (1Jo 5:17) Since all mankind was sold into sin by Adam, all of his descendants have had need of repentance. (Ps 51:5;...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Born again twice, lutheran teachings, obediant
lutheran teachings, obediant, repentence: I think I can help. Lucky for us, we live in the last days ... the Lord is returning very soon (less than a couple of years.) This makes it the best time ever to purify our faith and walk upright before the Lord as an example of His grace and a show of...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Born again twice, lutheran teachings, lord and savior
lutheran teachings, lord and savior, god god: Hi Benjamin, MANY Christians believe a LOT of nonsensical things. But what does God say? Eph 2:8 For by grace are all of you saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: 9 Not of works, lest any man should boast. We...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Born again twice, lutheran teachings, lord and savior
lutheran teachings, lord and savior, catholic point: Dear Benjamin, I am catholic, so I can only explain to you my catholic point of view, which is very different from the protestant one. Catholics believe that pratically nobody in the present life is already saved, because to be saved means to be completly...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Born again twice, believing in jesus christ, lutheran teachings
believing in jesus christ, lutheran teachings, believing in jesus: Dear Benjamin, Thank you for writing. It seems,dear one, that you perhaps have either misunderstood the teachings in regard to being born again or you have been taught wrong. Being born again has to do with believing in Jesus Christ and following Him....

Christianity -- Christian Living: Born again twice, lutheran teachings, life is a journey
lutheran teachings, life is a journey, obediant: Hi Benjamin, Thank you for writing. You don t need to be scared, forgiving you is one prayer that God always says yes to and personally, I believe that repenting isn t something that is a one time job. Yes, there comes a point when the Holy Spirit will...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Born again twice, lutheran teachings, lord and savior
lutheran teachings, lord and savior, obediant: If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 1 John 1:8-9, ESV These two verses tell us that even after being...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Born again twice, lutheran teachings, colossians 1
lutheran teachings, colossians 1, book of acts: Well, Hello Benjamin Macomber, I know the teachings of Lutherinism and it does not teach what the Bible teaches about how to be born again which is to be saved, to enter into the kingdom of God, to be added to the church, and to receive the promise of eternal...

Christianity -- Christian Living: balancing call to ministry with life, best of both worlds, spiritual sense
best of both worlds, spiritual sense, youth leader: The biggest issue here has to do with motivation and wisdom. There is wisdom in freeing yourself to be able to be better used by God. Currently, my wife and I are not able to give as much as we would like to to church and various charities because of some...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Christianity and Jehovah's witnesses, jehovah s witnesses, bible education
jehovah s witnesses, bible education, accurate portrayal: HI Joe you asked-- WOULD YOU CLASSIFY ALL CHURCHES OUTSIDE JWS AS WEEDS ? As you know when Jesus gave illustrations he then went on to explain them in great detail; so the bible helps us to see clearly who the “weeds” are & also who is pictured by the...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Confused, pentecostal services, united church of canada
pentecostal services, united church of canada, false churches: Hi Barry, I m Mr McClellan. Not everyone who claims to be a Christian actually is, and not every church that claims to be Christian actually is. As a matter of fact, it is only possible for there to one true church and it would teach the same things in every...

Christianity -- Christian Living: children, Viewpoints of Second Coming of Christ Children and the Second Coming Rapture
Viewpoints of Second Coming of Christ Children and the Second Coming Rapture: 1 May 2009 Dear Jennifer, Some good, serious Christians aren t as convinced of the pretribulation, premillenial viewpoint as others. For example, I believe that Jesus is coming again; but many things are not clear in the Scriptures. So we simply need...

Christianity -- Christian Living: christainity, creed, liturgy
creed, liturgy, prejudice: Sorry, Emmanuel, that I was not quite so prompt in replying. Holy Week is a busy time. Yes, you re absolutely right that in China, there are many family churches and house churches. It s actually a wonderful model with its roots in historic Christianity....

Christianity -- Christian Living: christianity - newly born - evolution creationism, christian girlfriend, communion service
christian girlfriend, communion service, origins of life: Joe, First of all - blessings on you! I m so joyful to read that you ve come to follow Jesus as Lord and to experience His amazing love and grace. Yours is a story that has been experienced by so many, yet it is so special and powerful for each one who...

Christianity -- Christian Living: christianity - newly born - evolution creationism, old testament law, christian girlfriend
old testament law, christian girlfriend, communion service: Hello Joe, First question: Tithing was required of the Jews under the Old Testament Law of Moses. Christians are under a new law called the New Testament and are not required to tithe. Christians, real ones, are asked to contribute what they sincerely feel...

Christianity -- Christian Living: christianity, reborn, evolutionism, tithing, christian girlfriend, communion service
christian girlfriend, communion service, fellow christians: So, you are born again; you are a believer in Jesus Christ. This means that, among other things, you believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God; that He is sinless and therefore cannot lie. Since He is the Son of God, who knows better whether the Bible is...

Christianity -- Christian Living: a church for us both, gifts of the holy spirit, church doctrines
gifts of the holy spirit, church doctrines, united methodist church: Bethany, there is little difference in the doctrines of the Assemblies of God and the United Methodist Church. The basic beliefs are about the same. We United Methodists do not believe that Speaking in Tongues is a sign of our conversion and baptism. We...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Divorce, and remarriage, marriage counselor, intimacy problems
marriage counselor, intimacy problems, marriage relationship: Hi Steve, My heart goes out to you. The biblical laws on divorce and remarriage are not based on one verse but on several and on the entire Word. Matt 5:31 It has been said, Whosoever shall put away his wife, let him give her a writing of divorcement:...

Christianity -- Christian Living: dating, closer to god, high schooler
closer to god, high schooler, hing: The biggest hing that you can and should do is to be his friend and to live a consistent, God-honoring life. Our actions speak louder than what we say. Most people have a problem with Christians, not Christ. AS far as dating, I would agree with what your...

Christianity -- Christian Living: dating relationship above all else, pre marriage counseling, happy relationship
pre marriage counseling, happy relationship, selfish desires: I would suggest that you walk away from the relationship. if the two of you are not committed to each other when just dating (though 15 years is more than a bit excessive), it will not change when you are married. If you asked me to do the ceremony, I would...

Christianity -- Christian Living: doctrine of love, 1 corinthians 13, apostle paul
1 corinthians 13, apostle paul, christian doctrine: 1 Corinthians 13 is known as the Love Chapter, because the Apostle Paul say that love is not haughty, proud, boastful, impatient, etc. The bottom line though is that Jesus is the perfect picture of love. He willingly gave Himself for others even though they...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Family Wedding for Two Men, gay marriage, love
gay marriage, love, acceptance: Dear Joe, You have shown this cousin and his partner the love of Jesus Christ. If they have accepted your love, then they will have accepted your disagreement with their choice of lifestyle. Having the wedding coincide the reunion compromises everyone....

Christianity -- Christian Living: Born again twice, life pleasing to god, god jesus
Christianity -- Christian Living: Born again twice, life pleasing to god, god jesus, conscious act

Christianity -- Christian Living: It's hard, god jesus christ, external stimuli
Christianity -- Christian Living: It's hard, god jesus christ, external stimuli, gods kingdom

Christianity -- Christian Living: Our Lord Before Polytheism?, dear brother, myth
Christianity -- Christian Living: Our Lord Before Polytheism?, dear brother, myth, god

Christianity -- Christian Living: Pain, follower, roman catholic
Christianity -- Christian Living: Pain, follower, roman catholic, catholics

Christianity -- Christian Living: Pre-marital cohibition and sex, sexual immorality, temple of the holy spirit
Christianity -- Christian Living: Pre-marital cohibition and sex, sexual immorality, temple of the holy spirit, power god

Christianity -- Christian Living: Spiritual advice on monogamous un-married relationships., child out of wedlock, sexual immorality
Christianity -- Christian Living: Spiritual advice on monogamous un-married relationships., child out of wedlock, sexual immorality, living sacrifice

Christianity -- Christian Living: HELP!!!!!!!, gods eyes, spiritual image
gods eyes, spiritual image, eyes of god: Hello Suzie, I m sorry that I didn t see your question sooner. I hope it s better late than never. According to the Bible, you re absolutely correct about those things being sin in the eyes of God. The reason they are sin has to do with the fact that humans...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Hey, best of both worlds, jesus the christ
best of both worlds, jesus the christ, name of jesus: I can not answer whether or not you must go separate from each other (both career or relationship wise) that, has to be prayed about, bigtime. I m not what you may think I am, in the office of prophecy. Just so you know; there are two offices of a prophet;...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Hey, sincere apologies, best of both worlds
sincere apologies, best of both worlds, spiritual sense: Hi Sammy - my sincere apologies for taking so long to reply, work s been very busy. Sounds like you really him and want him to know you are supporting him, but somehow he s not getting the same message. Let s see if I can help sort this out for you in a...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Homosexual marriage and marrying more that once, homosexual marriage, pastor don
homosexual marriage, pastor don, biblical sense: Hi Kimberly, Thank you for your interesting question. You are correct that unbiblical divorce and re-marriage does damage society. At least the product of that union is still a family in the traditional and Biblical sense. I do not have a problem with...

Christianity -- Christian Living: It's hard, Discipleship, Submission
Discipleship, Submission: You wrote that I could never really obey the Lord and live the Life that he wants me to live... I didn t see much change in my body and soul. I am trying to be as honest with you as possible (how else can I help?), so please accept this as it s offered...

Christianity -- Christian Living: heaven and hell, wrath of god, god desires
wrath of god, god desires, place of torment: Hello, Matthew. By nature, everyone is in trouble with God. It s not the fact that a person is a homosexual, or that he s a drunkard, or adulterous, yes, these are all sins, but it s any and all sins that put a person under the wrath of God. You can...

Christianity -- Christian Living: The horrible confused image in heart.., jesus christ of nazareth, false prophets
jesus christ of nazareth, false prophets, peace joy: Hi Linda, I am very sorry for my late response. Thank you for this question. In the Name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, and by the pOWER OF hIS sHED bLOOD i COMMAND ANY AND ALL OF THE FORCES OF DARKNESS TO RELEASE THEIR HOLD ON LINDA! You may have opened...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Our Lord Before Polytheism?, myths and legends, bible jesus
myths and legends, bible jesus, gods and goddesses: Dear Jen, We are Christians. As Christians we believe the bible. Jesus called the scriptures God s word that could not be broken. The bible talks about one God from the beginning of time. So we believe this. God is not a thought process but a real living...

Christianity -- Christian Living: lack of intimacy during pregnancy, Christian sex, Christian marriage
Christian sex, Christian marriage, Christian intimacy: Hi Dalene, Ameerah here from The Hem Bible Studies. You have asked a very interesting question. I am in no way a certified Christian marriage counselor, but I believe that what you have described here is not all that uncommon. But, I don t think that...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Marriage, hebrews 12, relationship with god
hebrews 12, relationship with god, blood of christ: Well, I d caution you about disagreeing with your husband on this point. He is right that you shared something that should only be for him - even the physical closeness. Don t disagree with him, but admit that he s right. That s the violation he feels,...

Christianity -- Christian Living: marriage, sacrament of marriage, brain problem
sacrament of marriage, brain problem, existence of god: Dear Michelle, I am not sure to understand your question. I think that basically the sacrament of marriage differs from a civil marriage because in the first case, the two spouses consider their union as a gift from God. The cristian spouses bind themselves...

Christianity -- Christian Living: marriage, negative attitude, 2 corinthians 6
negative attitude, 2 corinthians 6, 1 timothy 1: Hi Kara, Thank you for these questions. I am very sorry for my late response. I don t know of any scripture that tells us that God will save a person before He will save a marriage. I do understand that it is God s desire to save every soul from, Hell,...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Pain, Christian healing, healing God's way
Christian healing, healing God's way, Biblical healing: Hi Anne, Ameerah here from The Hem Bible Studies. You know, pain and healing is a very controversial issue for many Christians. Depending on who you ask, they may give you a completely different answer concerning how to receive healing from God. ...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Pre-marital cohibition and sex, wedding rite, god grants
wedding rite, god grants, pagan origins: Hi Aaron, The Bible is actually pretty clear on this. Marriage is not just about the rite, it is more about the vows to each other before God. The wedding ceremony however is part of it and has scriptural precedence (even though certain aspects of...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Pre-marital cohibition and sex, illicit sex, sexual relationship
illicit sex, sexual relationship, legal contract: Dear Aaron, Obviously sex done incorrectly is wrong. Marriage is simply that legal contract approved by your society. Fornication is illicit sex. Living with your girl friend brings an appearance of evil.... 1Cor 8 9Be careful, however, that...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Pre-marital cohibition and sex, love, marriage
love, marriage, married: Hi Aaron, Thanks for contacting me concerning your questions. It s amazing that your question actually got to me as I have been on vacation and thus had my vacation time activated with AllExperts...I believe that the Lord wanted your questions to be answered...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Pre-marital cohibition and sex, teachable spirit, christian marriage
teachable spirit, christian marriage, mind of god: Hi Aaron, thank you for writing. I will try and address each of your questions to your satisfaction. However, my friend, I would suggest that you pray to your Father in heaven, ask for a teachable spirit, and the strength to do His will. I can tell by your...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Pre-marital cohibition and sex, love, sex
love, sex, God: Hi Aaron, Let’s start here. God is love. That is, He is that which is always seeking and working to enhance life. Where you find ever increasing, expanding, expression of life in all its forms, there you will find God. Taking that as our basis,...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Pre-marital cohibition and sex, marriage ceremony, formal ceremony
marriage ceremony, formal ceremony, cerem: The Bible makes it clear that fornication is not permitted (Ephesians 5:3). Fornication is sex between partners who are not married. As Christians we are to set a good example for others (it s a part of our witness) and so we should not do anything that...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Pre-marital cohibition and sex, living together before marriage, sexual relationship
living together before marriage, sexual relationship, action sex: personally, I have not really found anything in the Bible that was a gray area regarding premarital sex and living together before marriage. As Christians, the Bible should be the first place we look when when need wisdom for right and wrong, wise and unwise....

Christianity -- Christian Living: Pre-marital cohibition and sex, bed undefiled, civil governments
bed undefiled, civil governments, heat of passion: Hi Aaron, Thank you for this question. I will try to lay out the boundaries as I understand them from the scripture. 1. The only place that sex is sanctioned in inside marriage. Hebrews 13:4 4 Marriage is honourable in all, and the bed undefiled:...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Pre-marital cohibition and sex, Cohabitation Fornication Occasion for Sin Living Together
Cohabitation Fornication Occasion for Sin Living Together: 1 May 2009 Dear Aaron, Thank you for your letter. I apologize for not answering it sooner; but I was intensely dealing with some other issues and did not categorize myself as unavailable. Sorry! I ll answer you questions briefly: 1. It is NOT...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Pre-marital cohibition and sex, illustrated bible dictionary, thomas nelson publishers
illustrated bible dictionary, thomas nelson publishers, marriage covenant: ANSWER The bIble has no grey areas with regards to your question. Nelson’s Bible Dictionary clearly defines ‘Fornication’ and ‘Adultery’ as follows.... FORNICATION [for nih KAY shun] — sexual relationships outside the bonds of marriage. The technical distinction...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Proper attire for Christian children and youth d, clothing, dress like a Christian
clothing, dress like a Christian, modesty: Hi Vivian, you raise every mother s nightmare! :-) Questions about how to dress as a Christian kid. I assume you re dealing mainly with girls and their attire... since my experience with boys involved nothing more significant than the logistics of taking...

Christianity -- Christian Living: how do you prove God?, small as a mustard seed, invisible attributes
small as a mustard seed, invisible attributes, longing: Hi Robin. The bible says that His invisible attributes can be seen in His creation! Just look at His creation Robin! If you think it all came about by chance, then you have more faith, than it takes to believe in His reality! He is able to *prove*...

Christianity -- Christian Living: how to prove God., existence of god, personal encounter
existence of god, personal encounter, word god: Hello Robin, I had to LOL at what you said and I know that most people can t answer this question though it is really quite easy to answer. Here is how you can know for certain that God exists. Did you or any other person you know create the universe and...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Question., gift from god, question question
gift from god, question question, wise person: Hi Corrina, I believe the devil will do anything and say anything to anyone (saved or unsaved) that will cause them to doubt God and His love. That said, if an unsaved person is coasting along enjoying life without giving God any thought, the devil probably...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Question., gift of god is eternal life, jesus christ our lord
gift of god is eternal life, jesus christ our lord, wages of sin is death: Thank you for this great follow up question. If someone who is saved, but thinks that he may not be saved, his heart is condemning him with guilt. The Bible says that God is greater than our hearts and knows if we have trusted Him as Savior. If we have,...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Re Hebrews, Tithing
Tithing: Ini, Tithing as a requirement for the community of God is abolished along with the rest of the Old Covenant laws. The purpose of tithing in the Old Covenant law was, in large part, to ensure that the priesthood and Levitical tribe would be taken care of...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Re Hebrews, tithes and offerings, destiny god
tithes and offerings, destiny god, hebrews chapter: Ini, Please forgive mu tardy reply. As to your last question, allot of churches who belong to a denomination will tithe to the headquarters on the tithe received from the people. Independent (or non-denominational) churches will obviously not. And...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Re Hebrews, descendants of abraham, hebrews chapter
descendants of abraham, hebrews chapter, wayne tucker: Ini, What is the confusion? In both answers I tell you plainly that Hebrews 7 does not do away with tithing. To the contrary, Hebrews 7 strengthens the role of tithing in the Christian community. The tithe belongs to God. That has never changed. ...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Re Hebrews, faithful abraham, hebrews chapter
faithful abraham, hebrews chapter, galatians 3: Many pastors teach many conflicting things. Christinaity is a very diverse religion. Sincerity resides with the individual pastor. Some sincerely believe it is required, others do not. Some pastors know it is not required but believe there is biblical...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Re Hebrews, tithing, principle
tithing, principle, possess: Hi Ini, I see the Bible as a dialog between God and man in which God is sharing the principles that lead to life. In the case of the 7th chapter of Hebrews, the writer is using the principal of the tithe as an example. He could have used any of that...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Re Hebrews, principalities and powers, hebrews chapter
principalities and powers, hebrews chapter, sabbath days: Hi Ini, Thanks for this question. Tithing was practiced before the Law. Tithing was commanded by Jesus, and tithing is to be practiced today. WHen we are told about the things nailed to the cross, tithing was not one of them. Colossians 2:14-16 14...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Re Hebrews, book of colossians, hebrews chapter
book of colossians, hebrews chapter, colossians chapter: Hi Ini, Churches and church leaders who teach tithing as a requirement do so because they are false churches with false teachers for leaders teaching false doctrines and who follow false Christs and are leading people astray from the truth and the real Jesus...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Re Paul, roman citizen, roman citizenship
roman citizen, roman citizenship, roman legal system: Paul was a Roman citizen, and Rome was the world power at that time and he used this for the furtherance of the good news. In Philippi, he and his companions were beaten and jailed without a trial. It was illegal to do this to a Roman citizen, and when...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Re Paul, roman citizen, judgment seat
roman citizen, judgment seat, roman laws: Hi Ini Thanks for this great question. The Jews, who hated Paul, wanted to take Paul back to Jerusalem for a trial and a lynching. He would not get a fair hearing if he went back to Jerusalem. He was a Roman Citizen and protected by Roman laws to have...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Re Paul, Paul, Caesar
Paul, Caesar, appeal: Dear Ini, The answer to your question is not directly spelled out in Scripture. Paul as the apostle to the Gentiles was always drawn to sharing the gospels to Gentiles (and Jews) whenever he could. He wanted to go to many areas. He made it to some of...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Re Paul, chief priests, judgment seat
chief priests, judgment seat, good cheer: Hi Ini.... Act 23:11 And the night following the Lord stood by him, and said, Be of good cheer: for as thou hast testified concerning me at Jerusalem, so must thou bear witness also at Rome. It can be seen that this was Gods plan for Paul, and would...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Recommend Authors to Me..., eastern religions, eastern beliefs
eastern religions, eastern beliefs, christian culture: Hi Jason, Sorry but I can t help you with this because its not true. Indeed the opposite is more the case. Christianity has adopted a large part of its beliefs from East. Most of the essential Eastern beliefs (whether one talks about Hindu, Buddhist, Taoist...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Recommendations about eastern mysticism?, cheap imitations, false doctrines
cheap imitations, false doctrines, eastern mysticism: Hi Jason - thanks for reaching out. Let me start out by saying that there are SO many forms of religion out there that purport to be just as good as or even better than Christianity. We as Christ followers know this not to be true of course, but doing...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Romeo and Juliet, christian conversion, latin teacher
christian conversion, latin teacher, romeo and juliet: Hi Jane, I m in the NW suburbs, too! How cool is that? :-) I apologize, it s been many years since I saw the movie ... and it pre-dates my Christian conversion, so what I thought of it then (which was that it was pretty innocuous), may not apply now...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Your right, lord of all creation, king of kings
lord of all creation, king of kings, couple of days: Thanks for getting back to me. I know that my role in your walk with the Master is pretty limited, but I do wonder if you d bless me with one more response. Where do you go from here? What s your plan to draw close to Christ now that you ve admitted...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Salvation., king james version, chickens
king james version, chickens, prophets: No, He offers salvation to all... it is unbelief that cancells the offer. Matthew 23:37 37 O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that killest the prophets, and stonest them which are sent unto thee, how often would I have gathered thy children together, even as...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Seeking kingdom of God and having needs fulfilled?, missionary works, seeking god
missionary works, seeking god, kingdom of god: The Kingdom of God is best defined where God is the King. I know this is a rather simple statement, but it is important. The king is the absolute authority in his kingdom. This means that he has the last say in every matter and his word is the law. He determines...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Shame and how to repent, ash wednesday, holy angels
ash wednesday, holy angels, glory of the father: Hi Marshall, Thank you for writing. It sounds like this has been really troubling you and although this might sound a bit funny, it s probably a very good thing that it is troubling you. God is convicting you of this, showing you that this isn t a part of...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Spiritual advice on monogamous un-married relationships., sex before marriage, sexual level
sex before marriage, sexual level, biblical advice: Dear Devon, Thank you for your question. I understand the things you are saying, and I understand how our society is today. But the believer while, in this world, is not of this world. We are born again and now are to be holy as our Lord is holy. ...

Christianity -- Christian Living: salvation for a sinner?, religious lives, trusting god
religious lives, trusting god, hopes and dreams: Hey Donna. I am really sorry to hear of your loss. Unfortunately I cannot answer your question with any authority. Don t be too sure that your son was not saved because of his sin . . . Jesus died to save sinners. Only God knows whether any of us are really...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Termination of Membership letter, true jesus, membership letter
true jesus, membership letter, teachings of jesus: Hello Jose, What had you done that caused the church leaders to put you out of the church? Were you teaching something that they think is wrong? Were you causing other members to become upset and angry at the leaders? What was going on? What were you saying...

Christianity -- Christian Living: tattoos, upper echelons, current fads
upper echelons, current fads, false worship: If it is wrong to have many tattoos, then it would be wrong to have just one. It isn t the amount or number that counts. The Old Testament mentions a prohibition against tattoos because they were used as a form of ancestor and idol worship. It was the false...

Christianity -- Christian Living: These are my thoughts. Now tell me what you think, revelation chapters, honest faith
revelation chapters, honest faith, holy angels: 4-15-09 hi, jared You have given this a lot of thot. But It s real simple: All of your questions, like thousands of others, can never be answered within the NONSENSE SCHEME OF THE BIBLE. It s ALL fabrication, lies, myths, tall tales, etc. When...

Christianity -- Christian Living: tithe, good and faithful servant, freewill offerings
good and faithful servant, freewill offerings, jewish law: Hi Darlene, Actually in my opinion you are not required by the Bible to tithe unless you are Jewish. Tithing under Jewish law would support utilizing the tax (which is what the tithe is, its the Jewish income tax) to your best advantage. For Christians,...

Christianity -- Christian Living: viewing actions over faith, sinful acts, smoking weed
sinful acts, smoking weed, heart mind: Actions do not determine your eternal destination, belief does. Sin goes beyond action and into thought. See Christ s discussion about hating someone being equivalent to murdering them since you have already wanted to kill them in your heart/mind. Language...

Christianity -- Christian Living: angels or demons, spirits, demons
spirits, demons, fantasy: Hi Mandi, Great question. I’ll start this way. Jesus recognized that he was God in man. If you look at His life as a whole, you will see that He spent His whole life getting us to see that we are just like Him. On one occasion, He was talking...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Break up with boyfriend, hurt, break up
hurt, break up, decision: Hi Marie, That’s a pretty tough question because I don’t know your ex-boyfriend, and he and I have different views on relationships. I, for one, would have not asked my girlfriend if I could move in with her, because I believe that I would be setting the...

Christianity -- Christian Living: How to become spirit filled, gods wrath, preconceived notions
gods wrath, preconceived notions, jesus christ: To be filled with the Spirit requires you to: 1. be saved. You must repent of your sins, and confess Jesus Christ as the Lord of your life. 2. you must have faith that you are saved, and that Jesus will send His Spirit if you ask Him to. 3. you must...

Christianity -- Christian Living: blaspheme of the Holy spirit, power of the holy spirit, real miracle
power of the holy spirit, real miracle, dead relatives: Hello Jonathan, I know that a lot of people won t agree with this but it isn t possible for anyone to blaspheme the Holy Spirit any more. The reason? Well, that particular sin was only possible to do when Jesus and his apostles were working their miracles....

Christianity -- Christian Living: Caring for ill parents, family acquaintance, ill parents
family acquaintance, ill parents, negative behavior: Hello Maddie, Well, suffice it to say that your parents are certainly a pair of selfish and self-righteous people and I really feel for you. However, if you intend to stick with caring for them to this extent, I think you should change the way you think of...

Christianity -- Christian Living: CHRISTIAN DENOMINATIONS, Divisions in the Church
Divisions in the Church: 1 June 2008 Dear Tonya, Forgive the delay in my answer. I was out-of-town, and I forgot to put a block on my availability to answer questions. Sorry! Our Lord prayed that His people, His body, might be one--even as He and the Father are one. Had...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Christian beliefs conflicting with Buddhist Beliefs, buddhist beliefs, christian ethics
buddhist beliefs, christian ethics, walk with god: Hi Loreen - thanks for reaching out and I m very sorry to hear of the passing of your grandpa. You are in a tough situation given the buddhist family you are in. While I m certainly delighted to hear that you are a Christian, it doesn t make things easier...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Christian Husband, love, truth
love, truth, beauty: Hi Alicia, I’ll begin my note this way. The Bible is a historical document that provides a running dialogue between man and God down through the centuries. Because it is, it provides a set of guidelines and principles for us to live by. It tells us...

Christianity -- Christian Living: divorce, christian counselor, legal proceeding
christian counselor, legal proceeding, balanced life: :-) Glad to be of some help. It s an honor to serve God and to try to do it faithfully. It s good that you re using this as an opportunity to draw closer... as not everyone in your situation is as ready to recognize God s goodness even in hardship. Your...

Christianity -- Christian Living: False Prophecy, false prophecy, revival meetings
false prophecy, revival meetings, signs and wonders: Cynthia, Please accept my apology for my late reply. I have been rather busy lately and have not been able to give you a proper response. I hope you understand. First, I want to say how sorry I am to read about your finical situation. Know that you...

Christianity -- Christian Living: angels or demons, verse 5, remembrance
Christianity -- Christian Living: angels or demons, verse 5, remembrance, jealousy

Christianity -- Christian Living: Break up with boyfriend, exboyfriend, doing my thing
Christianity -- Christian Living: Break up with boyfriend, exboyfriend, doing my thing, volunteer work

Christianity -- Christian Living: Caring for ill parents, mental health issues, loving kindness
Christianity -- Christian Living: Caring for ill parents, mental health issues, loving kindness, google search

Christianity -- Christian Living: divorce, sex as a weapon, child support
Christianity -- Christian Living: divorce, sex as a weapon, child support

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Christianity -- Christian Living: hard times, relationship god, god loves his children
relationship god, god loves his children, disabillity: Hi Joo, Thank you for writing. I sense a lot of frustration in your life right now. I m sorry things are so tough. You say that your life is filled with failures. I wonder what you are calling failures. We all have a lot of challenges in our life, and...

Christianity -- Christian Living: living with in-laws without husband, abusive person, marige
abusive person, marige, abusive spouse: There is never a circumstance where a woman should stay in a situation where she is being abused. Jesus came to set the captives free. Staying in a home with abuse, is not freedom. Often people use the Bible to claim power over others. This is not Christianity....

Christianity -- Christian Living: living together before marriage, living together before marriage, honor god
living together before marriage, honor god, spiritual reasons: This is a situation that can be a bit difficult when heading into it. I am very proud of you two for what you are wanting to do. It is great to see that you are both wanting to live lives that honor God, and in turn, will honor each other. I apologize for...

Christianity -- Christian Living: married to a jehovass witness, words of encouragment, wonderfull man
words of encouragment, wonderfull man, church bible: Dear Valarie, Your e-mail made me very sad for you. I am pleased that you are a born-again Christian. Praise God! I wonder how this came about since your husband is from a different religion. The Bible is very clear about us not being unevenly yoked. Your...

Christianity -- Christian Living: i need help, living in victory, wrath of god
living in victory, wrath of god, paul the apostle: John, Thank you for the opportunity to help. Know this my brother, there are millions of other Christians who are struggling with issues just as you are. Most do not realize that their only means of victory is when they place their faith exclusively in...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Plagiarism?, example of plagiarism, okuni
example of plagiarism, okuni, kubuki: I just meant that you didn t say it was your own findings. You didn t say, While studying the Kubuki in Japan I noted that... etc. Your information acknowledges that it came from the sources you cited. That s all that is required not be accused of...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Plagiarism?, definition of plagiarism, kubuki
definition of plagiarism, kubuki, dictionary reference: I ve answered this several times in several different ways and made my suggestions Corrina. Read the definition of plagiarism I included and decide for yourself. Most things are to some degree in the eyes of the beholder. Then IF your teacher or...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Plagiarism?, jane doe, fastly
jane doe, fastly, legal matter: Hi Corrina, I skimmed the articles you linked and read your report. I also Googled a few of the lines looking for matches (which is one way people look for plagiarism theses days) and found nothing amiss. The info you put together is interesting. Kabuki...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Question., gift of god is eternal life, jesus christ our lord
gift of god is eternal life, jesus christ our lord, wages of sin is death: Hi Corrina, All sin brings eternal death. That is why Jesus died for us. If we believe in Him, then that sin is paid for and we do not have to go to Hell. Romans 6:23 23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus...

Christianity -- Christian Living: The Rapture, mystery of iniquity, books of the bible
mystery of iniquity, books of the bible, amillennialism: Hi Chris, As you can appreciate this is a topic about which volumes could be and have been written. I recently posted a study on this to my blog and website where I look at this issue in detail (hence its pretty long). First, officially the Catholic...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Reasons for God, brain problem, existence of god
brain problem, existence of god, laws of physics: Dear Chei, 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: reconciliation, nanc, discipleship
nanc, discipleship, disciple: That is a very rough situation, but it is not one that is irreconcilable. This does not mean that it be an easy fix because it will take work. A lot of work. One of the most important things is to communicate and get on the same page. Communicating is...

Christianity -- Christian Living: To be in a relationship, sexual temptation, poor decisions
sexual temptation, poor decisions, relationship with god: As a believer, your primary influences should be ones that help you grow closer to God and honor him more with your life. Your closest friends should be other believers. Now, you should have friends who are not, but ideally not your closest friends (this is...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Salvation., romans 8, pastor don
romans 8, pastor don, salvations: Hi Corrina, Thanks for this great question. Doubt is one of Satan s weapons. He wants you to THINK that you are not saved, but he can do nothing to take your salvation. Romans 8:31-34 31 What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Trinity, trinitarian god, word trinity
trinitarian god, word trinity, jesus and the holy spirit: Gesus - thanks for following up. I think getting hung up on the word trinity is a futile argument. As we agree, the word isn t in the bible anywhere, however the fact remains that God reveals himself to us in three persons , the Father, the Son, and the...

Christianity -- Christian Living: True Christian Living, relationship with god, honest answer
relationship with god, honest answer, disappointments: Mikaela, Yours is one of the most important questions I ve received. I am committed to answering it just as you ve asked - honestly and without prejudice (as much as that s possible). I m sending this answer to be partial because I want you to know...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Trumpet call of God, Timothy & The letters, spiritual blindness, chris answer
spiritual blindness, chris answer, blood of the lamb: Keep in touch, brother. Here is my personal email: trent@gracehead.com or gracehead@gmail.com ... both go to the same place so just use one or the other. My site is http://gracehead.com Ripening still, Trent PS. Everything you have said, are very...

Christianity -- Christian Living: technology in Christain household, bad influence, standards of morality
bad influence, standards of morality, foul language: As a couple you should agree on standards of morality, spirituality, ethics, etc. I cannot give you a good argument to present your case, but I can advise that you make this issue a matter of prayer. Ultimately this has to be his decision. In other words,...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Women Preachers, women preachers, bible believer
women preachers, bible believer, psalm 138: Hi Teri, Thank you for this great question. We do not have authority in and of ourselves to say who is called and who is not. The Bible, however, does have that authority. If one claims to be a Bible believer, than he or she is obligated to do what it...

Christianity -- Christian Living: What more should be done?, jesus paid the price, christ prayer
jesus paid the price, christ prayer, cross jesus: Ashley, You will get over it, it just takes time. As you learn to rest upon Jesus and look to Him for direction, you will find your deepest needs met in Him. Here you will be able to relax and take the vise grip off your fears and circumstances. Only...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Abject misery, abject misery, emotional ties
abject misery, emotional ties, flights of fancy: Hi Dave! I ve read your e-mail several times and my heart goes out to you. How heavy your load is right now....... I m so sorry. Your story is universal. At one point in time life was good.... What happened? Obviously, one e-mail won t give the answer...

Christianity -- Christian Living: angles, angel of the lord, incarnate christ
angel of the lord, incarnate christ, assyria: Hi Willis, I don t know if anyone already answered your question. Could it be the verse you are curious about is the following? 2 Kings 19:32 Therefore this is what the LORD says concerning the king of Assyria: He will not enter this city or...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Baptist, ingersoll robert, robert g ingersoll
ingersoll robert, robert g ingersoll, prometheus books: 11am tues, 6-30 hi robert: your question makes it seem like you STILL BELIEVE the biblical fairy tales!!? if so, THAT S your problem! All of that bible stuff is FALSE!! The following 2 references were very helpful to me as I wondered, then studied...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Biblical Scripture, biblical scripture, blood of jesus
biblical scripture, blood of jesus, holy ghost: Ron, There are occasions in Scripture where people took their own life. Some took their own life by falling on a sword or in having someone thrust them through with a sword. In the New Testament, we find only one case of suicide, that I am aware of, and...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Biblical Scripture, biblical scripture, accepting god
biblical scripture, accepting god, faith in god: Hi Ron, Basically, suicide is murder. One can not repent of a sin if one is dead so those who commit suicide die as an unrepentant murderer. The only unpardonable sin in the Bible is the taking of the name of the Holy Spirit in vain. People debate...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Character of "God", straw man argument, jesus the christ
straw man argument, jesus the christ, bible text: Greetings,in the name of Jesus, the christ In order to fully answer this, for your understanding...it would take perhaps a week of study (not just read) God s word. Any/all questions that you may have...can never be answered to make you happy with it....

Christianity -- Christian Living: Christian Marriage Problem, abuse, safety
abuse, safety, anger: Hi Jean, My goodness, it sounds like you have a very complicated and difficult life right now! :-( I m SO sorry that you are having to go through such awful things and the feelings of guilt associated with it. First thing: You and your stepson do...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Church won't let me reconcile..., church, friendship
church, friendship, leadership: Hi Olivia After reading through your questions, I don’t have an exact answer for you that will put everything right in your life, but I have got a few ideas that will help you to get through for the next few weeks and months until things are fixed. Firstly,...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Church won't let me reconcile..., 1 corinthians 13, church mail
1 corinthians 13, church mail, 1 corinthians 13 4: Dear Olivia, Based on the facts you have presented to me i would agree with you 100 %. Can you not go and see the pastor? I would be careful not to turn into a stalker. Obsessions can manipulate us to do things we do not wish. God bles...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Continued..., committing adultery, uneven skin tone
committing adultery, uneven skin tone, makeup foundation: Honey, at that point in time, there were certain restrictions on married couples. The law didn t allow divorce for just anything like it does today. But fornication was the line drawn in the sand. To have an affair was over the line. So the teaching is, if...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Couples Living Together before marriage, premarriage, sex
premarriage, sex, marriage foundations: I trust the ones you were looking at included: http://en.allexperts.com/q/Christianity-Christian-Living-1401/2009/5/living-together-marriage.htm http://en.allexperts.com/q/Christianity-Christian-Living-1401/2009/4/Pre-marital-cohibition-sex-7.htm You...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Did I commit sin by what I said?, god works in mysterious ways, god knows my heart
god works in mysterious ways, god knows my heart, praying to god: Dear Oscar, It is the devil that accuses you and you are told to resist him. Revelation 12:10 Then I heard a loud voice in heaven say: Now have come the salvation and the power and the kingdom of our God, and the authority of his Christ. For the...

Christianity -- Christian Living: a concern, judas iscariot, revelation god
judas iscariot, revelation god, supernatural revelation: Hello, Erika. Actually, when a person dies, if they are truly saved, then they go to Heaven in their soul existence. If they die unsaved, then they simply cease to exist, and will never have life again. This idea that people can communicate with the...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Darwinism and Christianity, abrahamic religions, genetic drift
abrahamic religions, genetic drift, evolution 8: 9pm tues, 6-30 hi pja: sorry; this won t be what you want: I scanned your proposed questions, enough to see that you seem to actually BELIEVE that bible story!! The following 2 references were very helpful to me as I wondered, then studied and...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Divorced people to date or marry, roofing repair, dirty money
roofing repair, dirty money, irreconcilable differences: Hi Pretty Girl! It s good to hear from you again! You sound well! Our prayers have been answered for you! Sweetie, the bottom line is, in regard to the extra money , is all money is to be reported. I know people don t. But that queasy feeling you feel...

Christianity -- Christian Living: emotional abuse, casting out demons, calling me names
casting out demons, calling me names, bible school: For whatever reason, your mom is emotionally abusive. You need to set a boundary with her and that means maybe you have no contact with her at all. The great thing is that you get to set the parameters: Image a gate and you get to decide what good things...

Christianity -- Christian Living: evangilization, place of torment, glad tidings
place of torment, glad tidings, going to hell: Thanks Leah, but I have chosen not to be rated as my answers then become public & viewed on the internet. These are especially hard times for TRUE Christians, but Jesus said he would let the wheat & weeds (false christians) grow together until the...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Family Life, household expenses, financial stress
household expenses, financial stress, single mom: Dear Charyl, The bible tells us to honor our father and mother...this is basically a reasonable honor, especially when they get old. Anyway you prayed before why not pray again.... in faith. Don t look at the circumstances, God did not say that He cant...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Family Life, answer to a prayer, household expenses
answer to a prayer, household expenses, financial stress: Charyl, You are caught between the proverbial rock and a hard place. Neither choice is bad. Making a life for yourself is a good thing, and a goal your father gave you. The place and setting you have now may well be the answer to a prayer. On the...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Fasting, voluntary abstinence, closeness to god
voluntary abstinence, closeness to god, sad countenance: Benjamin, Hope you don t mind but your question was placed in the questions pool and I thought I might be able to help. Here are a few things I have learned over the years concering fasting... You see, the key of fasting has nearly been lost to...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Church won't let me reconcile..., romantic interest, self esteem
Christianity -- Christian Living: Church won't let me reconcile..., romantic interest, self esteem, intention

Christianity -- Christian Living: Church won't let me reconcile..., purpose god, good feelings
Christianity -- Christian Living: Church won't let me reconcile..., purpose god, good feelings, marital relationship

Christianity -- Christian Living: Jesus' Lineage, lineage of jesus, joshep
Christianity -- Christian Living: Jesus' Lineage, lineage of jesus, joshep, fighting men

Christianity -- Christian Living: faith, faithful life, wayne tucker
faithful life, wayne tucker, john wesley: Joshua, You can live a faithful life by studying the scriptures and doing what they tell you to do. You can live a faithful life by being constant in prayer. You can live a faithful life by finding out what your gifts and graces are and putting them...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Giving, Wealth, Money
Wealth, Money, Giving: Kathy, Thanks for your question. This is one with which I have had to wrestle myself as I consider how to spend my family s money in the most Christ-like way; in fact I still wrestle with it. If we see the world through the lens of the New Testament...

Christianity -- Christian Living: God's Love?, christian girls, man god
christian girls, man god, holy spirit: Hi Debbie Thanks for your question. The fact that you are wrestling with this issue shows that something inside you is telling you that something is wrong. When this happens, we need to pray about it because the Holy Spirit often prompts us in this...

Christianity -- Christian Living: God's Love?, different kinds of love, brother in christ
different kinds of love, brother in christ, god works: Dear Debbie, probably I misunderstood your meaning. Anyway, you must understand that evil and sin is incompatoible with God s nature, and every time you love sin, you hate God. This does not mean that you must hate the sinners; certainly we must love...

Christianity -- Christian Living: What happens when Christian do mistakes out of no choice, mundane issues, sinful world
mundane issues, sinful world, dear one: Dear One, Forgiveness comes when we confess and repent (change - turn around completely). I see that you are sorry that you are put in such a position, but you are justifying why you have to do what you are doing. It is up to you to find another way....

Christianity -- Christian Living: Will I go to hell?, suicide, sin
suicide, sin: Hi J, That’s an interesting question: Is suicide an unforgiveable sin? Well, there are two schools of thought on that subject. One is the Catholic Church’s thought, and a few Churches think along the same line, and the other is the Bible’s thoughts....

Christianity -- Christian Living: Important Question, internet pornography, selfless act
internet pornography, selfless act, woman man: There is no situation when it would not be a sin. The issue is lust, which is a desire. Whether or not you are married, the goal is still to be a one woman man which means you live your live in a way that is fully devoted to your future wife. It is...

Christianity -- Christian Living: insecurity, depth answer, able trust
depth answer, able trust, personal responsibilities: a lot of it has to do with making a commitment and sticking with it, regardless of what happens. it can be difficult to grow in that area if your past experiences have been the opposite. the first place to start would be focusing on your personal responsibilities...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Jesus' Lineage, ezra and nehemiah, errors in the bible
ezra and nehemiah, errors in the bible, seeming contradictions: Chris, God bless you and thank you for the opportunity to help. Please allow me to share with you what I have learned about this subject... Jesus genealogy is given in two places in Scripture: Matthew 1 and Luke 3:23-38. Matthew traces the genealogy...

Christianity -- Christian Living: MARRIAGE, inferiority complex, creation god
inferiority complex, creation god, lord jesus: Dear Mcnamara, 1) God has always known everything; so your marriage is certainly a part of His plan. 2) Sometimes we cannot undertand the reasons why something happens, and we must simply accept these events. We are very limited, and we must trust God....

Christianity -- Christian Living: Marriage, dream houses, serious relationship
dream houses, serious relationship, confusions: Sorry it took me so long to get back with you. I just answered a very similar question. Here is the link to that one (which you should read before reading the rest of this answer): http://en.allexperts.com/q/Christianity-Christian-Living-1401/2009/6/relationship-move-marriage.htm...

Christianity -- Christian Living: marriage, marriage counselor, physical intimacy
marriage counselor, physical intimacy, light candles: Good behavior isn t what saves you. So yes, even when you are sinning, you are a Christian if you have confessed Jesus, asked him for help, committed your life to him. Being a Christian is not based on our performance. However, if we are living right with...

Christianity -- Christian Living: moderation, shrinking violets, armour of god
shrinking violets, armour of god, biblical prophets: Hi, Moderation is largely a matter of personal opinion and cultural views. Could the old-time Puritans and other early devout Christians speak today they would doubtless say there are very few real Christians left on earth because the majority willingly...

Christianity -- Christian Living: moderation, discipleship, commitment
discipleship, commitment: I really have no idea what is meant by moderation in Christian Living. The Apostles, Jesus, and all of the other Christians were called upon to be committed even unto death. The Apostle Paul even sensed the urgency to live a totally committed life to Christ,...

Christianity -- Christian Living: moderation, Bible, Jesus
Bible, Jesus, principles: Hi innocent, To my knowledge, the Bible is the result of a continuous dialogue between man and his Creator down through the centuries, in which God is revealing those principles that create and sustain life. In Christ, those principles are expressed...

Christianity -- Christian Living: moderation, existence of god, brain problem
existence of god, brain problem, faith in god: Dear Innocent, I am sorry but I do not understand what you mean with moderation. Marco PS I think that faith cannot come only from logic, because to have faith in God means to trust and love God. I think however that logics and science prove the...

Christianity -- Christian Living: moderation, isaiah 58, bible god
isaiah 58, bible god, god and his word: Hello, Innocent. The word moderation is only found in one place in the Bible, in the Book of Philippians. Philippians 4:5: Let your moderation be known unto all men. The Lord is at hand. As we walk in our daily lives as a Christian, we shouldn t...

Christianity -- Christian Living: moderation, moderation, temperate
moderation, temperate, temperance: Dear Friend, You ve asked a great question. Moderation or being temperate is mentioned in Scripture. It is simply the ability to be self-restrained in what we say or do. It is similar to being self-controlled, but the idea behind temperance or moderation...

Christianity -- Christian Living: moderation, bible talks, moderation
bible talks, moderation, romans: hello Innocent Can you give me more information about what you mean by your question? If you would like to read about how the Bible talks about dealing with situations where people have different opinions, I recommend you read Romans 13:8 until the end...

Christianity -- Christian Living: moderation, scripture references, walk of faith
scripture references, walk of faith, blood of christ: Innocent, Thank you for the opportunity to help. Though you were not specific in what you meant by moderation , I do think that the following statements for our church s What We Believe may answer your question... DAILY CHRISTIAN LIFE: Sanctification/Purity...

Christianity -- Christian Living: moderation, moderation, tongue
moderation, tongue, speaking: Hi Innocent, The subject of moderation is a pretty big one. Moderation is something that we need to practice in just about every area of our lives, except when it comes to God. Matthew 22:27, 28 (Amplified Bible) 37And He replied to him, You shall...

Christianity -- Christian Living: moderation, scripture references, question pool
scripture references, question pool, walk of faith: Innocent, Hope you don t mind but your questioin was placed in the question pool and I thought I could help. . Though you were not specific in what you meant by moderation , I do think that the following statements for our church s What We Believe ...

Christianity -- Christian Living: moderation, scripture references, question pool
scripture references, question pool, walk of faith: Innocent, Hope you don t mind but your questioin was placed in the question pool and I thought I could help. . Though you were not specific in what you meant by moderation , I do think that the following statements for our church s What We Believe ...

Christianity -- Christian Living: moderation, wayne tucker, poor choice
wayne tucker, poor choice, little food: innocent, What do I know about moderation? I know that moderation in our diets is a good choice. Too much food or too little food are bad for us. I know that moderation in generosity is a poor choice. We must be joyous givers, not stingy. I know...

Christianity -- Christian Living: moderation, scripture references, question pool
scripture references, question pool, walk of faith: Innocent, Hope you don t mind but your questioin was placed in the question pool and I thought I could help. . Though you were not specific in what you meant by moderation , I do think that the following statements for our church s What We Believe ...

Christianity -- Christian Living: moderation, extra marital affairs, christ follower
extra marital affairs, christ follower, corinthians chapter: Hi Innocent - my apologies for taking a while to get back with you, I ve been very busy at work. You ask a pretty open ended question about moderation, so let me provide you a brief answer in general terms and then if you d like you could send a follow...

Christianity -- Christian Living: moderation, scripture references, question pool
scripture references, question pool, walk of faith: Innocent, Hope you don t mind but your questioin was placed in the question pool and I thought I could help. . Though you were not specific in what you meant by moderation , I do think that the following statements for our church s What We Believe ...

Christianity -- Christian Living: moderation, pastor don, hi thanks
pastor don, hi thanks, greek word: Hi, Thanks for this great question. The word moderation only occurs once in the Bible. Philippians 4:5 5 Let your moderation be known unto all men. The Lord is at hand. The King James Version, (Cambridge: Cambridge) 1769. The Greek word that is...

Christianity -- Christian Living: moderation, moderation in Christian living, intensity of Christian commitment
moderation in Christian living, intensity of Christian commitment: 16 June 2009 Dear Innocent, Please forgive me for not answering you sooner. I ve both been having a lot going on in my life (some struggles), and I needed to think about your question a bit. Actually, the whole idea of moderation stems more from...

Christianity -- Christian Living: moderation, volunteer expert, name of jesus
volunteer expert, name of jesus, moderation: Greetings, in the name of Jesus... it depends on exactly what you mean and what specific topic we are talking about... Moderation in what ? When I first joined as a volunteer expert...I wasn t placed into the right section for my area. I know more about...

Christianity -- Christian Living: moderation, new testament, word of god
new testament, word of god, mother in law: There are no moderate christians in the New Testament... Matt 10:35-37 35 For I have come to turn a man against his father, a daughter against her mother, a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law— 36 a man s enemies will be the members of his...

Christianity -- Christian Living: moderation, ingersoll robert, robert g ingersoll
ingersoll robert, robert g ingersoll, hi thanx: 1pm friday, june 5 hi; thanx for the question. The problem here starts with your phrase christian living. You probably are not yet aware of this, but one who pursues something as VAGUE AND UNREALISTIC as this, is asking for a BUNCH of un-answerable...

Christianity -- Christian Living: moderation, new testament, appetites
new testament, appetites, moderation: Dear Innocent, Moderation is talking about appetites. Not to indulge in over eating, over drinking etc etc. These are principles not commands. Principles by which wisdom is gained. This means that you can over indulge, if you wish, but God is saying...

Christianity -- Christian Living: moderation, fruits of the spirit, drinking wine
fruits of the spirit, drinking wine, grape juice: Hello Innocent, Moderation? It means to use good judgement and not go overboard : to stay in control of yourself and not allow yourself to be overcome with greed and other negative motives. If, for example, you think that drinking wine containing alcohol...

Christianity -- Christian Living: moderation, moderation, balanced life
moderation, balanced life, living wisely: Good evening, Innocent. What an interesting question! I took some time to ponder it today since there are many different ways a person can understand moderation and the answers will vary dramatically. First, Moderation can be bad in two ways. ...

Christianity -- Christian Living: moderation, two beers, drinking in moderation
two beers, drinking in moderation, alcoholic beverages: Moderation can be defined in a couple of ways. Here s my take on it. Moderation in eating and drinking (alcoholic beverages) is to partake of these in reasonable amounts. For instance, one or maybe two beers, where one does not suffer any debilitating...

Christianity -- Christian Living: moderation, Self Control, Moderation
Self Control, Moderation: Innocent, At the core of moderation is an understanding of our place before God. As we understand God s intentions for us and His purpose for us in His world, we begin to see moderation as a norm of life rather than an overly difficult rule to keep. ...

Christianity -- Christian Living: I need to forgive, but I can't, forgivness, betrayal
forgivness, betrayal: Brian, My heart goes out to you as I read your story. Such betrayal is one of the hardest tests of our obedience to Christ because it is so very difficult (and seemingly impossible) to forgive such an unloving act. All the more reason, though, to face...

Christianity -- Christian Living: partner who takes drugs(marijuana), marijuana question, sure what kind
marijuana question, sure what kind, thanks to god: Jane, This is an issue that can best be dealt with through legal services (family court, etc.). My response might be different than theirs, but as long as he is involved with drugs, my response would be that his visitation should be limited to supervised...

Christianity -- Christian Living: pushing away, christ follower, poor self image
christ follower, poor self image, lord and savior: Dear Bre Thank you for your question. I ve thought long and hard about what to say and what God wants to say to you. On the topic of the Bible, I think it is clear that love is what God is all about. When Jesus was asked what the greatest commandment...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Question on Forgiveness, grounds for divorce, biblical grounds for divorce
grounds for divorce, biblical grounds for divorce, adultery: The statement grounds for divorce implies a legal or official designation. In other words, the Biblical grounds for divorce are marital unfaithfulness (i.e., adultery). This does not mean that a person has to get a divorce but simply that the Bible permits...

Christianity -- Christian Living: question, common misconceptions, miss kitty
common misconceptions, miss kitty, heart cause: Hi Miss Kitty, Thank you so much for this fantastic question. You have stated a couple of common misconceptions regarding the will of God. 1. It is not always a good to follow your heart. Your heart does not always follow the ways of God. Evil lies...

Christianity -- Christian Living: question, god the holy spirit, peace of heart
god the holy spirit, peace of heart, heart cause: Dear kitty, There are two sides to God s will. The first is His nature (found at first primarily in the Word of God, the Bible) Then there is the direct leading of the Holy Spirit. First God does nothing against His nature... so we can ascertain the...

Christianity -- Christian Living: question, prince of persia, fear god
prince of persia, fear god, heart cause: Hello, Misskitty. God s will, according to the Bible, is that we do His will. This means that we keep His commandments as best we can. Ecclesiastes 12:13: Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep His commandments: for this is...

Christianity -- Christian Living: a question about living together based on faith vs ethics, Marriage, Dating
Marriage, Dating: Crystal, I am saddened to hear about your troubles in finding a healthy church to become a part of, but I hope that doesn t cause you to give up the search. There are many things that are difficult that we are still called to do. Difficulty is no excuse...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Raised Buddhist.., real christianity, water baptism
real christianity, water baptism, vietnamese church: Hello Linh, You need to know a few things about real Christianity according to what the Bible really says about it and how to become a Christian. 1. Christianity is all about how to be able to live forever. According to the Bible, people who become Christians...

Christianity -- Christian Living: should relationship move to marriage?, Decision making, God's Will
Decision making, God's Will, God's Plan: This question is one that comes up very often when facing major life decisions. marriage is one of the most common, since it should be a decision that you only make once, and who you marry has the biggest impact on your life than almost any other question....

Christianity -- Christian Living: relationships, varied commitment in serious relationships, nominal faith
varied commitment in serious relationships, nominal faith, active faith: 16 June 2009 Dear Anonymous, This situation is not uncommon. However, one is not moving forward in his/her spiritual life, they are falling behind. My suggestion is to accept the possibility that the other person s faith may be nominal and passive. First...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Sabbath, sabbath day holy, sabbath rules
sabbath day holy, sabbath rules, sabbath rest: Kathy, Hope you don t mind but your questions was placed in the question pool and I thought I might be able to help you by shareing what I have learned about this subject... It is important to understand that Jesus is our Sabbath rest. Jesus can be...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Salvation., united methodists, wayne tucker
united methodists, wayne tucker, romans 10: Corrina, Our teaching is that you can know, not that you must know. There is a big difference. And if you have been taught that you cannot know, then it is unlikely that you will have a strong sense of assurance. The Scriptures offer this encouragement:...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Salvation., work of the holy spirit, methodist groups
work of the holy spirit, methodist groups, wayne tucker: Corrina, You should find a congregation that can assist you to take intentional steps in faith development. That starts with a working knowledge of the Bible. Notice I did not say, Memorize the New Testament. But study regularly, memorizing those...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Salvation., first century church, receiving the holy ghost
first century church, receiving the holy ghost, speaking in other tongues: Corrina, My experience with Pentecostals and their worship styles shows me a more raucous, less controlled environment. We UM s provide an order of Worship, a bulletin, to be followed each Sunday. We do all things decently and in order. We leave...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Salvation., first united methodist, methodist pastors
first united methodist, methodist pastors, female clergy: Corrina, It s not just my opinion. Peter tells us in 2 Peter 2:20 and following that there have been people who have tasted the goodness of God, and then have reverted to their former ways. We hold that salvation is a gift, and as such can be accepted...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Salvation., wayne tucker, mission god
wayne tucker, mission god, faith development: Corrina, Sorry for the delay. I ve been away for several days. If you are still feeling, even sometimes, the need to know more about him, then you can be sure and certain that you have not returned the gift of salvation. And if you are still concerned...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Salvation., personal saviour, different denominations
personal saviour, different denominations, holy ghost: Let s keep this really simple. If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes and is justified, and with the mouth one confesses and is...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Satanist, satanic bible, eternal salvation
satanic bible, eternal salvation, individuality: If you are in possession of the book, you can simply throw it away. How can you save your son? Your son has to make up his own mind. At his age now, it would be difficult for him to properly evaluate everything, especially in this light. The best thing...

Christianity -- Christian Living: SELF QUESTIONS FOR ME, god values, wayne tucker
god values, wayne tucker, goals and dreams: Michael, There are three things going on here. First, who is to say that your goals are what God wants in your life? Read the book of Hosea in the Old Testament if you want to see how God can use what you would never consider. Second, find a local...

Christianity -- Christian Living: am i saved?, god the holy spirit, evidence of salvation
god the holy spirit, evidence of salvation, intense desire: Hello, Matt. The evidence of salvation is that a person has a strong, very strong, desire to do the will of God. God s will is written in the Bible. His will is that we keep His commandments. John 14:21: He that hath My commandments, and keepeth them,...

Christianity -- Christian Living: second chance, thankfulness, rapid fire
thankfulness, rapid fire, second chance: Hello Robert, If you don t mind, let me answer your questions rapid fire. Understand that I have a full list of reasons for each of these answers, but I have doubts if you want the full list ... maybe you just want a quick answer. Thus, if at any point...

Christianity -- Christian Living: I can't seem to forgive, but I need to., skinned man, professional man
skinned man, professional man, christian girl: Dear Brian, I have a true story to tell you, that happened to me.... One day I had a man called James come to me for healing. He had boils covering his whole body. Very painful boils, like Job. As I touched him the Lord said to me, He is full of unforgiveness...

Christianity -- Christian Living: To be a true Child of God and Christian, love, forgiveness
love, forgiveness, law: Hi Joo, Let’s start here. God choose you. You did not choose Him. That gets very complicated but rest assured it does go that way. You do not need to perform for God. You are a participant in what is going on in this universe. God is love....

Christianity -- Christian Living: turning the other cheek, wayne tucker, violent approach
wayne tucker, violent approach, oppression: Alex, When we forget to submit willingly and joyfully, turning the other cheek becomes passive and destructive. No one can take from us what we graciously give them. This was the basis of both Gandhi s and M.L. King s non-violent approach to social...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Virginity, pre marital sex, 1 corinthians 7
pre marital sex, 1 corinthians 7, sexual intimacy: Hi Ansel, Thank you for this question. I think that strictly speaking, your girlfriend is right. It is a very specific act for girls since God has designed the hymen to remain whole until first intercourse. Wither the hymen is broken or it is not......

Christianity -- Christian Living: What should i do, dating, mentor-disciple relationships
dating, mentor-disciple relationships, pastoral relationships: 18 June 2009 Dear Grace, I am not certain what the ethical standards are in the Republic of South Africa and her churches; but here in the United States informed and careful church workers do not date any individuals with whom they have a pastoral relationship....

Christianity -- Christian Living: 5 Questions, Marriage, procreation
Marriage, procreation, afterlife: Billy, thanks for your questions. I hope my response is of some help. 1. The difference between Protestant and Roman Catholic leadership practices in marriage are linked directly to their views of the Scriptures. The Roman Catholic Church teaches that...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Angel of Death, brain problem, existence of god
brain problem, existence of god, angel of death: Dear Dave, I have never seen touched by an angel , and I do not understand what an angel of death should be. Your brother of Christ, Marco PS I think that faith cannot come only from logic, because to have faith in God means to trust and love...

Christianity -- Christian Living: abusive relationships, fake jewelry, abusive relationships
fake jewelry, abusive relationships, sexual relationship: Oh Esther, you are so valuable and you do not see it. First, do not call this man. I would get a new phone #. Within no time you will retrain the neural network in your brain not to be addicted to his call. This guy sounds incredible deranged and abusive....

Christianity -- Christian Living: The Bible, Sin, and HELL!!!!!, hell fire, final judgment
hell fire, final judgment, presence of the lord: “BOOKS THAT MIGHT BE AVAILABLE A LOCAL LIBRARY ON THOSE SUBJECTS” If you go to our website www.watchtower.org you can search there for information on the subject. All of our literature has quotes from various sources that you can check for yourself. ...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Should I break up with my boyfriend, existence of god, smoke cigarettes
existence of god, smoke cigarettes, faith in god: Dear Laverne, I think you must break this relation immediately because you are living in sin. I do not think this man is a spiritual man. You are wrong when you say that you are supposed to love your mate unconditionally ; there is no such commandment...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Catholicism, religious spirit, baptisim
religious spirit, baptisim, going to heaven: QUESTION: Mr. B--Now it makes perfect sense. The other question I had (sorry, when someone answers just one, I ask a million more! I m very inquisitive) was, didn t the Catholics get rid of Purgatory and Limbo ? My grandmother said they did, and I asked...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Christian living, age of accountability, honor god
age of accountability, honor god, important decisions: Hi Kaylee, I understand your feelings. And I know you re in a tough position. You didn t mention how old you are. Do your parents allow you to make important decisions for yourself, or are you too young? In case you are of the age of accountability .......

Christianity -- Christian Living: Clothing, Modesty, Attire
Modesty, Attire, Cothing: Cindy, Yours is an easy question to answer legalistically, but difficult to answer with any specificity Biblically. Of course the Bible doesn t give us any insights into the right bathing suits to wear (they didn t really have to deal with that in the...

Christianity -- Christian Living: something is calling me., gentile church, christlikeness
gentile church, christlikeness, practicing catholic: Its Corrin... not Collin. ((( Sorry about that Corrin, we all have new names in Christ anyways, but I apologize for the error!))) i can t say that i can answer all of your questions to me. but i am glad that you ask them of me. ((( Corrin it is the...

Christianity -- Christian Living: christian faith and the after life, e mail address, different faiths
e mail address, different faiths, protestant denominations: Hi Keri, I would be happy to answer any questions you have. If you d direct them either here or at my e-mail address (askseminarygal@aol.com), that would be great. We can converse at my e-mail address with greater privacy and for your greater protection...

Christianity -- Christian Living: A christian and pornography, sexual desires, adicted
sexual desires, adicted, pornograpy: Hi Joseph Is it good for a married couple to invite other people to join them in bed for sex? This is what you do when you do this. It is a form of adultery. Sex is as much in the mind and consciousness as it is a physical act. Pornography creates...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Divorce, social networking sites, pornography sites
social networking sites, pornography sites, drug addict: Hi Crystal - I m so very sorry to hear of your situation. It s very painful, my wife was in a similar situation about 13 years ago with her ex-husband who was a drug addict/alcoholic and physically abusive. She left him after 22 yrs because he too crossed...

Christianity -- Christian Living: discipline and test that i cannot handle, lord and savior, abillities
lord and savior, abillities, treasures in heaven: Joo, It is good to have holy desires. That is a start. But I can tell you from bitter experience that they are not enough. How do I know that? Because at 17, I was where you are. How did I get out of it? I came to salvation by placing my faith,...

Christianity -- Christian Living: discipline and test that i cannot handle, treasures in heaven, wicked life
treasures in heaven, wicked life, words of jesus: Act 1:8 But ye shall receive power, when the Holy Spirit is come upon you: and ye shall be my witnesses both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea and Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth. Mar 16:15 And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world,...

Christianity -- Christian Living: The End of Days, great tribulation, day of pentecost
great tribulation, day of pentecost, first fruits: http://bit.ly/RoshH Hello. At the above link, I ve spelled out a few reasons why I tend to think it is reasonable to assume the fulfillment of the first harvest / gathering up to be in 14 months. In short, 2018 (or the fall of 2017, depending when you...

Christianity -- Christian Living: eternal punishment, salvation, punishment
salvation, punishment, hell: Dear Alex, You’ve asked a very good question. A lot of Christian dogma and doctrine has come from the pride of men and women, rather than the clear teaching of the New Testament, under the guidance of the Holy Spirit. Why people go to hell is one of them....

Christianity -- Christian Living: Fairy tale?, ingersoll robert, robert g ingersoll
ingersoll robert, robert g ingersoll, prometheus books: 8pm thurs, 7/23 hi, jade; good for you! you are right: the whole thing is nonsense, just like a haphazard collection of very tall tales! The following 2 references were very helpful to me as I wondered, then studied and thought, then outgrew the deeply...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Fake Divorce & Commercial Marriages, visiting visa, marriage and divorce
visiting visa, marriage and divorce, eyes of god: Hi Jestina, I just heard back from my friend who is also from Ghana and lives in London. Small world, the Internet is! She wrote the following: To answer your question in regards to the UK citizenship - how long has Jestina s husband been in the UK?...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Fleeing Adultery, adultery, Jesus
adultery, Jesus, strength: Dear Bettie, You are blessed to have responded to the Holy Spirit and ended the adulterous affair. But having promised to look after his sister and mom was not wise. Not only does it pose a temptation to re-enter the relationship, but he is the one responsible...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Am I A Prophet?, prophetic gift, sanford
Christianity -- Christian Living: Am I A Prophet?, prophetic gift, sanford, blessings

Christianity -- Christian Living: About my fasting, true worshippers, spirit of god
true worshippers, spirit of god, pick 3: I told you how it brings you closer...perhaps i need to better explain. here s the answer to that again: what you are trying to do here, or accomplish, in fasting, is to get yourself into the Spirit, in order to do this you must deny the flesh of its...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Why does God allow this?, special needs, challenges
special needs, challenges, confusion: Hi Terry, Brace yourself for more words that you probably imagined. :-D Thanks for your patience with me. Sometimes I really feel like more time is needed in prayer when the answers are not so obvious and the need for care in what I say is compounded by...

Christianity -- Christian Living: God's plan for me?, God, expression
God, expression, universe: Hi Joo, I am pleased that you wrote back. You do seek knowledge. You are not sure why but you do. You wrote: “I m still worried that God won t be with me because I can t control my extremely mean personality, which tells who I am.” That is not...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Was God prompting me?, change churches, worship
change churches, worship, wisdom: Dear Michael, As a Christian who has put their faith in Jesus to save you, you have become born again; you became a child of God (John 1:12-13). Your allegiance is not to a denomination you grew up in or a denomination where you came to Christ. Your allegiance...

Christianity -- Christian Living: glory to God?, glory, motive
glory, motive, Jesus: Dear Hannah, We ‘arrive’ at glorifying Jesus when we don’t get hung up working at it and just keep our focus upon Him. This shifts our faith away from us and on to Him. This gives Him the opportunity to reveal Himself in us benefitting believers and unbelievers...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Heaven Hell and other, galatians 3, galatians 5
galatians 3, galatians 5, bible god: Hello, Robert. 1) Hell (eternal death) and Heaven are the only places a person could go upon death. If a person died as a child of God, they will go to Heaven. 2) Hell is not a state of everlasting pain and torment. That is what the Bible appears to...

Christianity -- Christian Living: happinig, water baptism, psalm 119
water baptism, psalm 119, evidence of salvation: Hello, Robert. 1) Water baptism is not required for salvation. Nothing is required. Actually, the Bible warns that if we re trying to become saved by keeping the law, whether by believing, or repenting, or trusting God, or accepting Christ, or saying a...

Christianity -- Christian Living: heaven Hell and other, place of torment, earth time
place of torment, earth time, own destiny: Dear Robert, Compartments are made for the different declensions. Old Testament, Pre flood , New Testament etc etc.... No hell is not even formed yet, but the place of torment is. Hell only really comes after the judgement of God at the end of earth...

Christianity -- Christian Living: How to honor non-Christian ancestors, taoist gods, taoist temple
taoist gods, taoist temple, buddist temple: Meg, Go on your knees and pray to the Lord seven days in a row. He will show you what to do about it. He will show you much more than that. For in Him are all answers and only in the Lord do we find all we looked for elsewhere in vain. However, there...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Intuition/Strong Vibes, holy spirit baptism, dusty image
holy spirit baptism, dusty image, friend cara: Greetings in the name of Jesus... I would need more info concerning VIBES...please try to be more specific. AS for the Holy Spirit, there is such a thing as Holy Spirit baptism... not sure if this is what you experienced...or not. as for your boss...

Christianity -- Christian Living: marriage, sex, marriage
sex, marriage, unity: Hi Chuck, Sex is a powerful force. It has to be for procreation. Controlling it is and has been a problem for a very long time. The society you are I live in does not see much value in controlling it but seeks to give it all kinds of expression. ...

Christianity -- Christian Living: materials.., sex, temptation
sex, temptation, hindrances: Dear Hannah, Deleting movies with nudity and intimate sexual scenes is always a good move. It seems that the Lord is already telling you to get these hindrances out of your way. In the New Testament, Paul reminds us that God provides a ‘way out’ from...

Christianity -- Christian Living: What does this mean?, precise language, flip side
precise language, flip side, doctrines: Hello, Danielle. I m not sure, because the Bible doesn t use that precise language. However, my guess is that he s telling you that he believes he s spiritually interested in the same things you are. He believes in the same Bible, the same Gospel, the same...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Nudism, christian friend, dangerous game
christian friend, dangerous game, laurette: Laurette, The simple answer to your question is an astounding, YES!!! The Scriptures make it perfectly clear that our conversation (lifestyle) should be a lifestyle of purity and modesty. We should not flaunt ourselves to others in any way that could...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Prayer for My Mom, resurrection power, author of peace
resurrection power, author of peace, healing prayers: Hi Teresa! Of course I will keep your mother in healing prayers. This must be very scary for you (and her). Keep the faith honey. As you pray, tell God that you are devasted, that you and your family needs wisdom to make the right decisions. Ask God to...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Am I A Prophet?, gift of prophecy, brushing your teeth
gift of prophecy, brushing your teeth, jesus the christ: Greetings, in the name of Jesus, the christ... First of all, please allow me to explain about the office of prophet; there are actually two offices, not one...but they both have the gift of prophecy. One office is: to hear directly audibly the...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Purity, freshmen year, wayne tucker
freshmen year, wayne tucker, changes in my life: Brit, My advice is to let God give you the strength to save the gift of virginity he gave you. You are young. You are, as you say, going through a ton of changes. Giving in now, giving up now, would be a huge mistake even if you do eventually marry...

Christianity -- Christian Living: prophet, jesus the christ, name of jesus
jesus the christ, name of jesus, sci fi: Greetings in the name of Jesus, the christ First of all, basically it requires excellant and full knowledge of God s word,the KJV and only KJV. Not only just the words (as you would a book),but also an understanding of the deeper things of God...and His...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Question on marriage, nuts and bolts, one flesh
nuts and bolts, one flesh, female god: Robert, There is a very easy answer to your question. God, who created man in His image, created them male and female. That is God s divine design. He even went so far as to make a clear distinction between the two, and he commanded that they (male and...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Question on marriage, nuts and bolts, spirit of god
nuts and bolts, spirit of god, jesus the christ: Greetings, in the name of Jesus, the christ... First of all, the only reasons will be brought forth here, is that they are biblically wrong. There is a verse that simply says as you believe, so be it . In other words, what ever you shall believe, shall...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Question on marriage, same-sex marriage, marriage
same-sex marriage, marriage, fundamentalist: Hi Robert, I really appreciate your honest searching to understand both sides of the argument. Yours is a very FAIR question. Even if you were the type to lure me into an argument, it doesn t take away from the fact that it IS, and remains.... a FAIR...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Question on marriage, Marriage, Same-sex marriage
Marriage, Same-sex marriage, Homosexuality: Robert, Your question is a good one. We shouldn t react to this issue based on emotion or personal feelings primarily, but based on sound thinking and wise consideration of the reality of God. I ll break down my response to your question into two main...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Question on marriage, reprobate mind, nuts and bolts
reprobate mind, nuts and bolts, purpose god: Like anything else in God s creation, things were made for a particular reason and purpose. God created sex. God created mankind male and female, and sex to be an expression of love between a man and a woman. From this union life comes forth. This is all...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Question on marriage, ananias and sapphira, god disciplines
ananias and sapphira, god disciplines, nuts and bolts: Hello Robert, This is from the Biblical perspective which I m sure you re expecting. You see, as the perfectly wise, loving, and just creator of the universe and all that it contains, God did not create for us a playground where we are free to do as we...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Remarriage, cause of divorce, divorcement
cause of divorce, divorcement, irreconcilable differences: Hi Teresa, God is Love and desires our happiness. Paul is clear that we are not to be shackled by rules and regulations.. Having said that, the Bible teaching is that divorce for any reason other than adultery is forbidden. Matt 5:27 Ye have heard...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Repentance, carelessness, admissions office
carelessness, admissions office, restitution: Since you do not know who the admissions officer was, you could go to the office and confess to them what you have done. This could cause the admissions officer to get into trouble if they are able to determine who did it. Since you are taking the courses,...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Salvation., personal saviour, different denominations
personal saviour, different denominations, holy ghost: Corrina, We covered all this before. The Bible says quite clearly that we are saved by the grace of God, through simple faith. If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Salvation., closer to jesus, obsess
closer to jesus, obsess, holy spirit: I guess I assumed you knew you since you asked me about it previously, but in essence its when you continue to not do what you know Jesus would do or approve of. Falling away in a sense. Corrina - don t obsess about this. Focus on Jesus. In Christ, ...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Satin, king of darkness, prince of darkness
king of darkness, prince of darkness, psalm 33: Hello, Robert. The word prince in the Bible refers to someone who has rule or authority. Jesus is called the Prince of Peace in Isaiah 9:6. Satan is the ruler of the unsaved (Colossians 1:13; Ephesians 2:2), although God is ultimately in charge of...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Sex, sex, intimacy
sex, intimacy, marriage: Hi Cindy, Thank you for your question...which has a simple answer and a complicated answer. The simple answer is that Yes, sex is meant to be an enjoyable expression of intimacy in a marriage. It was designed as a uniting feature of marriage as a pattern...

Christianity -- Christian Living: seperation, separation, divorce
separation, divorce, adultery: Dear Judy, A false god may have directed your husband to go to another town to find other women, but it is not God the Father, Son or Holy Spirit revealed in the Bible. Your husband is obviously looking for excuses to justify his behavior and seeks to try...

Christianity -- Christian Living: sex and marriage, pre marital counseling, share chores
pre marital counseling, share chores, catholic youths: very good question. this is something that is an issue more often than most people think. I would rather this be the issue than the other extreme. Ideally, this would have been covered in pre-marital counseling with a pastor, but it is an area that priests...

Christianity -- Christian Living: where do i start., spirit of truth, good gifts
spirit of truth, good gifts, holy spirit: QUESTION: last night i started to read the gospel of john, well actually it was matthew then it was John after reading your message. and asking for god to fill me with his holy spirt while i read, in order for me to discern his true meaning in his word....

Christianity -- Christian Living: I want to be free...no more sexual thoughts and masturbation., sex, fanasy
sex, fanasy, guilt: Dear Hannah, Don’t think that you’re the only Christian who has found themselves in this situation of being plagued by sexual fantasy. Many more are struggling as you are. Serving the Lord is not over for you either. You are not hopeless. The fact that...

Christianity -- Christian Living: ?, faith one, eye witness
faith one, eye witness, blind faith: There is faith, and there is blind faith. The faith one has in relation to God is being able to accept the eye witness of others in regards to Christ, and also being able to believe what they wrote and taught in relation to Jesus Christ and salvation being...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Adultery after marriage, failed marriage, first affair
failed marriage, first affair, dear ryan: Angelyn, You are truly a hero of faith! Your love for Christ and for your husband are surely a proof of the grace God has lavished on you. Honestly and truly, your attitude and actions as you ve described them are a living parable of what love really...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Attended A Cult, cult question, cult expert
cult question, cult expert, dissability: It is very difficult to discern what exactly you are asking for. However, as you move forward with God in your life, you will learn that a Christian should not take offense, especially where no offense is given, as well as being unoffensive yourself. You...

Christianity -- Christian Living: boy sees and hear what others can hear but cannot see., existence of god, wooden fence
existence of god, wooden fence, faith in god: Dear Pru, I think that the boy suffers probably of some kind of allucinations; these allucinations can be a consequence of the medecines he is taking. Of course, I cannot know exactly what it is, since I have never met him. Your brother in Christ,...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Christian (Baptist) Boyfriend questions our future., jesus is my savior, real girlfriend
jesus is my savior, real girlfriend, clean slate: The issue here is not that you are atheistic in this situation, but rather agnostic in that you do not know for sure, and need to have proper evidence to believe. There is nothing wrong with this; you are being honest with yourself. It is your boyfriend...

Christianity -- Christian Living: CONDEMNATION, thoughts, sin
thoughts, sin, fear: Dear Kelley, Your concern is not unusual. All of us have fleeting thoughts about things which are sinful as a result of our flesh and its weakness to give into sin. As a Christian, your relationship with God has not changed. Because of the cross not...

Christianity -- Christian Living: The christian life, book of romans, romans 7
book of romans, romans 7, dusty path: Hi Nykoyo, It is difficult for all believers to live a Godly life. No one can do it perfectly and that is exactly why we need Jesus s sacrifice on the cross to pay the penalty of our sin. However, we should not give up trying to live a Godly life. ...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Dreams, wayne tucker, basketball coach
wayne tucker, basketball coach, entire college: Lynn, I am not sure what the question is here. There is not a single question mark in your letter. You have a gift that not many speak of. Others may have the gift, but not talk about it. I am not surprised that God still shows people things that...

Christianity -- Christian Living: disenternment, burial place, old testament
burial place, old testament, condemnation: Melanie, My answer would have to be no . There is an example in the Old Testament of a person asking to be moved (Joseph in Genesis) from his burial place later on. There was no hint of condemnation toward that action. There is no direct Word for or...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Where do you draw the line?, prayer chain, head trauma
prayer chain, head trauma, dark rings: I think a short answer to your long question would be We ought to pray or intercede for those whom God has put in our heart . If you examine the New Testament Scriptures you will find that Paul and the other apostles do not pray for every country in the whole...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Where do you draw the line?, prayer chain, head trauma
prayer chain, head trauma, dark rings: Even Jesus had to back off from his ministry sometimes and just rest and recuperate. Maybe it would be best to eliminate the email part of this process. It is as though someone wants you to see the results of failed prayers if you get my meaning. ...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Where do you draw the line?, prayer chain, head trauma
prayer chain, head trauma, dark rings: PHILIPPIANS FINALLY, BROTHERS, WHATEVER IS TRUE, WHATEVER IS NOBLE, WHATEVER IS RIGHT, WHATEVER IS PURE, WHATEVER IS LOVELY, WHATEVER IS ADMIRABLE--IF ANYTHING IS EXCELLENT OR PRAISEWORTHY--THINK ABOUT SUCH THINGS. IT HAS HONESTLY BEEN HARD TO FEEL UPBEAT...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Where do you draw the line?, prayer chain, head trauma
prayer chain, head trauma, dark rings: I definitely understand what you are talking about. the prayer chain thing can be a great thing, though it can also grow into something beyond that, as it sounds this one has done. Yes, you do have to be careful to watch your own walk while you are helping...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Where do you draw the line?, love, truth
love, truth, beauty: Hi Richard, Let’s go at this a bit differently. Let’s break the patter of expectation. Sometimes it is a good idea to do that. It brings newness into the discussion and helps you to think. What is prayer and what is it not? My understanding is that...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Where do you draw the line?, prayer chain, head trauma
prayer chain, head trauma, dark rings: Greetings, in the name of Jesus, the christ... God has many different ministries, one of which is Prayer group or prayer warriors. I personally believe that when God places upon anyone a certain mission...He will let you know somehow when it is finished,...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Where do you draw the line?, prayer chain, head trauma
prayer chain, head trauma, dark rings: Hello Richard, I m so sorry for not answering sooner. You most certainly have a serious problem and I know how you and your wife are feeling. My plate is also full to running over and I ve just not had time to answer all the questions posed to me. This...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Where do you draw the line?, prayer, prayer chain
prayer, prayer chain, prayer group: Dear Richard, Prayer is great when God leads us to do it. However, prayer chains usually wind up with the prayer fading out and all one is left with are ‘chains’ which weighs a person down. When prayer chains or groups become exclusively about getting...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Where do you draw the line?, prayer chain, head trauma
prayer chain, head trauma, dark rings: Hi Richard - first off, my apologies for such a delay in responding to you. Been traveling for work and wasn t in front of a pc over the weekend. Please forgive me. As for your question about the prayer chain. Well, as you said, they can be a good thing...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Where do you draw the line?, prayer chain, head trauma
prayer chain, head trauma, dark rings: Richard, Thanks for the question. I will try to answer as best as I can. Many times in Scripture, there are situations that the Lord had to deal with that caused Him grief. Your wife is sharing in the grief of others, as are you as you watch her face...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Where do you draw the line?, prayer chain, head trauma
prayer chain, head trauma, dark rings: That is not a prayer chain. That is a gossip chain. Whatever gets your focus will get you. Thus satan s job is easy. He needs only to have someone focus on anything that is not the Lord and we find our whole lives sidetracked in a wilderness that cannot...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Where do you draw the line?, prayer chain, head trauma
prayer chain, head trauma, dark rings: Richard, You do not mention that any of these prayer chains are through your church. I cannot imagine any congregational prayer chain sending pathetic pictures of cancer victims, let alone their headstones. The whole thing sounds to me like manipulation...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Where do you draw the line?, prayer chain, head trauma
prayer chain, head trauma, dark rings: 10am thurs, 8/13 hi richard; wow, some really sad stuff is going on there. I m sorry to learn of the pain. well, you are not gonna like my advice, but I have seen a lot, and I know some of what you need. It will be difficult for you to accept. Kind...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Where do you draw the line?, prayer chain, head trauma
prayer chain, head trauma, dark rings: Dear Richard, Every ministry is the same. You are called by Jesus to do a ministry for Him. There are Many sick and poor in the world and none of us is called to provide for all of these...so where is the line? When do we say that this case is not...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Where do you draw the line?, prayer chain, head trauma
prayer chain, head trauma, dark rings: Hi Richard, There is no formula for what is healthy and what it not. Only that it is impacting you and it sounds like it is impacting her negatively. Obviously, anything can be taken to an extreme and become unhealthy. I would encourage the two of...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Where do you draw the line?, prayer, intercession
prayer, intercession, prayer chain: Richard, I applaud your decision to tackle this troubling issue for your wife s sake and your family s sake. I would recommend that either your wife graciously discontinue her participation in this particular prayer chain or that she bring some recommendations...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Where do you draw the line?, prayer chain, head trauma
prayer chain, head trauma, dark rings: Hi Richard Thanks for your question. As I read your question, I felt very sad for you both. However, it also reminded me of many stress management situations that I encounter in my work. I think it might be helpful for you and your wife to think of it...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Where do you draw the line?, prayer chain, privacy
prayer chain, privacy, overwhelming: Hi Richard, You raise an excellent question! I have struggled with this same issue myself...on both ends. First, to your comment about how prayer chains differ from what they used to be. Many years ago, these prayer chains were different. Perhaps they...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Where do you draw the line?, prayer chain, head trauma
prayer chain, head trauma, dark rings: Hi Richard! What a great husband you are! I understood how you were using the Scripture - not to worry. And I understand your concern about being with those who do not see the good that their Savior is doing, and the need to give praise and thanksgiving....

Christianity -- Christian Living: evangelicals, grace, Christian behavior
grace, Christian behavior, walk of faith: You re welcome, Lee. Obviously you and I are not alone in our thought. As evidence, I offer a devotional I received this morning that I m copying into this answer. Your co-worker could take notes. It s sent out by Ephesians 4 Ministries--a group devoted...

Christianity -- Christian Living: CAN I FORGIVE ADULTERY BUT STILL DIVORCE?, jesus words, words of jesus
jesus words, words of jesus, grounds for divorce: The short answer is yes you can, as you said you have scriptural grounds for divorce (Matthew 5:32; 19:9) Here is a bible based article dealing with this subject-- The Bible’s Viewpoint Adultery—To Forgive or Not to Forgive? “FORGIVE whatever...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Adultery after marriage, physical feelings, time prayer
Christianity -- Christian Living: Adultery after marriage, physical feelings, time prayer, physical relationship

Christianity -- Christian Living: Hindu wanting to become Christian, katholik, hutang
Christianity -- Christian Living: Hindu wanting to become Christian, katholik, hutang, alkitab

Christianity -- Christian Living: Sunday verses Sabbath, israelites, redeemer
Christianity -- Christian Living: Sunday verses Sabbath, israelites, redeemer, sabbath

Christianity -- Christian Living: My fate, wickedness, lord and savior
wickedness, lord and savior, time jesus: Greetings, in the name of Jesus, the christ... First of all, in God s word, it teaches that when Jesus appears this second time... we who have been faithful and have been obeying, WILL be like Him at that time. Jesus was sinless, so that tells me we will...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Guilt, Obligation or Christian Love?, brain cancer, simple truth
brain cancer, simple truth, small gifts: Hi Megan, You said it well when you mentioned boundaries. Your fear in going to see her is that you will be sucked, once again, into the old patterns. You need someone to help you set a new pattern. It will be important for you to have a counselor...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Guilt trips and verbal abuse, controlling personality, interpretation of the bible
controlling personality, interpretation of the bible, guilt trips: Hello Heartbroken, Your father exhibits characteristics common to people with a controlling personality. Actually, he sounds fairly moderate though in comparison to how bad it could be. Concerning his interpretation of the Bible and children honoring...

Christianity -- Christian Living: god, doctrine of eternal security, hi mike
doctrine of eternal security, hi mike, churches: Hi Mike, Your question lacks a context. Are you asking about the doctrine of eternal security, about exclusion from churches or what? If you are concerned that you have done this and are now possibly rejected by God, don t worry. God is merciful....

Christianity -- Christian Living: god , how to explain what I read, Chrisitan growth, life
Chrisitan growth, life, love: Dear Karen, In reality, it is the Spirit of God working to reveal Jesus Christ in you, where change begins. It begins as you discover Him as your Living Way, your Living Truth and your Eternal Life. Your only part in this is that by faith you have turned...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Heirs, earnest expectation, eternal covenant
earnest expectation, eternal covenant, everlasting covenant: Hi Dinocatty, First let s read the context of that verse (I ll be using the American Standard Version for clarity throughout this reply): Romans 8:15 For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption,...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Heirs, heirs, sharing
heirs, sharing, expression: Hi Dinocatty, What a brilliant question! This is really a key question, the answer of which, gives us a glimpse into our true relationship to God. Of course, Paul is talking to his fellow Christians in Rome. Rome, at that time was ruling over Israel....

Christianity -- Christian Living: Heirs, lord and savior, romans 8
lord and savior, romans 8, divine family: Thank you for writing. Let us take the full thought into account: Romans 8:16-17 The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, then heirs___heirs of God ...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Heirs, eternal life god, gods family
eternal life god, gods family, scripture verse: Hi Dinocatty, This should help u.(edited) “Heir of God” By: Jaye Goforth, Schenectady Citadel, Empire State Division Scripture verse: “Now if we are children, then we are heirs-heirs of...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Heirs, repentance and faith, true repentance
repentance and faith, true repentance, obeying god: Rom 8:15-17 15 For you did not receive a spirit that makes you a slave again to fear, but you received the Spirit of sonship. And by him we cry, Abba, Father. 16 The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God s children. 17 Now if we are children,...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Heirs, jesus paved the way, christ followers
jesus paved the way, christ followers, kingdom of heaven: Hi Dinocatty - thank you for your question. What Paul is referring to here is that as children of God, (those who are true Christ followers only), we will one day, upon our death, or Jesus triumphant return, inherit His kingdom of Heaven to be with Him forever...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Heirs, surrender to jesus, command god
surrender to jesus, command god, forgiveness of sins: Hello Dinocatty, Heirs of God are people (including Jesus) who inherit what God has promised which, specifically, is eternal life; that is, immortality. Of course, Jesus earned immortality by not sinning even once. Those to be co-heirs with him will be...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Husband's adultery, hindu woman, wonderful marriage
hindu woman, wonderful marriage, faith in god: Annie, though it may be surprising to you, I assure you that your willingness to obey and trust the Master in such circumstances is a great testimony to many here where I am. They need to hear of others who are facing hard choices and trusting the Lord completely....

Christianity -- Christian Living: Jealousy, pizza place, first few years
pizza place, first few years, time in my life: The plan, broadly stated, must be focused and purposeful discipleship to Jesus. More specifically, here are some very important aspects of focused and purposeful discipleship: 1. daily Scripture study (including reading, but not limited to just reading)....

Christianity -- Christian Living: Living with someone..., spare bedroom, friend in need
spare bedroom, friend in need, panic attacks: I understand your reasoning through this situation, and I do agree with it, at least to a degree. the Appearance of evil verse has been often used in that way, though it is not an accurate translation. that vs means when evil shows up, get away from it....

Christianity -- Christian Living: life after death, 1 corinthians 15, bible talks
1 corinthians 15, bible talks, earthly bodies: Dear Linda, I have read Thes. 4:15-17 and I find nothing there indicating the dead remaining in their graves until Jesus comes back. Those verses refer to the resurrection of the bodies, as you correctly pointed out; anyway, the resurrection of the bodies...

Christianity -- Christian Living: life after death, bible talks, confusing subject
bible talks, confusing subject, spiritual bodies: Dear Lindasue, There are several events mention in the bible for life after death. The inner man goes to place of peace or torment depending on its actions here on earth. But then there is the resurrection of the just and unjust and the final judgement.This...

Christianity -- Christian Living: love, faith in god, everyday and night
faith in god, everyday and night, new boyfriend: That is a very rough situation and it hurts for me to hear about it. I can tell that you would do ANYTHING to put this back together. The important thing to remember is that you can t just to anything, but anything that honors God. Your focus needs to be...

Christianity -- Christian Living: What does this mean?, attractive quality, actions and reactions
attractive quality, actions and reactions, senn: Danielle, I know of no such thing in Scripture. He may be indicating that he believes you are pure in your spirit, and that has an attractive quality. He may be just looking for a nice way to express his interest in you, and in perhaps getting to know you...

Christianity -- Christian Living: What does this mean?, auras, new age
auras, new age, spirit: Hi Danielle, My first reaction is that he wants sex and is trying to make it sound spiritual. Of course... there are some New Age types who may actually be talking about spiritual auras or whatever... but I d go with my first reaction. Hope this helps,...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Past Promiscuity, Marriage, Infidelity
Marriage, Infidelity, Perversion. Salvation: Hi Tom, Wow. Seems like both of you have been going through a lot. First let me say that drinking never helps anything...you guys are already going through so much and the drinking is simply going to complicate things further. This relationship between you...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Pokemon good or Evil, pocket monsters, evil spirits
pocket monsters, evil spirits, logical conclusion: They are only a problem to someone who believes them to be a problem. I know people who take this out to include teddy bears, dolls, masks, and many other things. You can take this whole concept out to its logical conclusion to include television, seeing...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Will my pending marriage be "ok" in God's eyes, divorce remarriage, adultry
divorce remarriage, adultry, attending church: this is fairly similar to another question i answered (http://en.allexperts.com/q/Christianity-Christian-Living-1401/2009/3/Divorce-Remarriage.htm). the person asking that one was not pleased with my response (please read both responses completely before making...

Christianity -- Christian Living: problem with self righteous husband, righteous husband, worldly music
righteous husband, worldly music, nice song: it sounds like legalism isn t your biggest problem; communication is. as far as how you each respond to things, jut because you are married does not mean you will have the same opinions and you need to learn how to deal with it, which communication will help....

Christianity -- Christian Living: being receptive towards god's calling., Calling to church leadership
Calling to church leadership: Matthias was the thirteenth apostle; most orthodox scholars agree that the John of Revelation was the apostle John - one of the original twelve. Truthfully, we have no reason to doubt that God honored the choice of Matthias to replace Judas. Luke didn t...

Christianity -- Christian Living: relationships, sex before marriage, sleeping arrangements
sex before marriage, sleeping arrangements, proper attire: Chelsea, I can only speak from personal experience on this matter, as Scripture gives no clear direction. Provided that you and your partner are not being placed in a position that increases the temptation, I would say that being under the same roof for...

Christianity -- Christian Living: relationships, sex before marriage, jesus first
sex before marriage, jesus first, name of jesus: Hi, I answered your question, what YOU need to do now, is carefully READ what I said again... apparently you want me or someone to give you the green light on what you want...to do here. You want a license to be tempted into sin. IF you can sleep together...

Christianity -- Christian Living: repeated sin, release, let go
release, let go, prayer: Hi Deborah, That s OK. It doesn t matter if it is your chest or stomach. That is the feeling you want to release. Just follow the instructions I gave you and you will be able to let it go. You can turn this into a prayer. You just say, Father,...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Seeking Jesus and heaven, kingdom of heave, salvation
kingdom of heave, salvation, joy: Hi Joo, Do you not see that when you accept Jesus, you accept the life what was in Him as the Bible describes? If that is the case, how can He drive you away? Can He fight against Himself? It just can’t be. Do you not also understand that your behavior...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Star People, delusions of grandeur, higher vibration
delusions of grandeur, higher vibration, star seed: Hi Shivae32290, If you are referring to the answers I think you are (I answer a lot of questions here and elsewhere), the person called themselves Starcatcher even as you identified yourself as Shivae32290. I use whatever name people choose to use. I...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Sunday verses Sabbath, sabbath question, sabbath rules
sabbath question, sabbath rules, sabbath rest: John, Please read what I wrote again. I did not say that Christ violated the Sabbath. He could not do that because He is the Lord of the Sabbath . But He did violate the so-called rules that the Pharisees instuted by healing on the Sabbath, and allowing...

Christianity -- Christian Living: How to be saved and what heaven is like., lord and savior, god god
lord and savior, god god, gonna be the one: Hello, Joo. Nobody can guarantee their salvation. In fact, the Bible teaches plainly that God has to do 100% of the work required to save us. We cannot earn our way into Heaven. Ephesians 1 teaches that God elected certain ones to salvation before the...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Back-slidding Relationships, christian relationship, romantic relationship
christian relationship, romantic relationship, serious relationship: Unfortunately, we cannot make anyone do anything. We can only be responsible for ourselves. A really helpful book is Boundaries by Dr. Cloud and Dr. Townsend. It shows you what you are responsible for and what you are not. I wasn t sure if this was...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Unity, pastor kim, one with christ
pastor kim, one with christ, body of christ: Hello Dinocatty, Yes, if we are born again, we are one with Christ and with God. “I have been crucified with Christ, and it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me . . . -Gal: 2:20 The bible also says that we have the mind of Christ ......

Christianity -- Christian Living: Unity, expression, Father
expression, Father, Christ: Hi Dinocatty, It is no accident that you are asking these questions. That is how God works. As the truth causes you to see a little clearer, He sends you to someone who has the answers you seek. Since you came to me, I will do my best to give you what...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Unity, john chapter 17, word 7
john chapter 17, word 7, true god: Hello Dinocatty, Yes, not only can we say that we are one with Jesus, and one with the Father (who is God) but this is God s word...Jesus talked about this very thing in John chapter 17...read the following: 1 After saying all these things, Jesus looked...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Unity, unity, one
unity, one, Jesus: Dear Dinocatty, You are exactly correct. And it is only true for Christians; people who have become children of God through faith in Jesus Christ: But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Unity, unity, John 14:20
unity, John 14:20, one: Hi Dinocatty, I love your question! It goes straight to the heart of the unity among believers that the church is supposed to display. :-) What exactly is unity? It is NOT sameness. You and I are different people with unique gifts, talents and personalities....

Christianity -- Christian Living: understanding god's plan for me., pre marital sex, master jesus
pre marital sex, master jesus, plan god: Corey, Wrestling with the flesh is a sure of sign of godliness because it proves an understanding that the flesh is no longer rightful master. It is when we have laid down our weapons and have simply surrendered to its power that we are defeated. In...

Christianity -- Christian Living: virginity, virginity, keane
virginity, keane, having sex: Hello Keane. For some reason this letter ( http://trumpetcallofgodonline.com/index.php5?title=Blessed_Are_Those_Who_Overcome_For_My_Name%E2%80%99s_Sake ) popped into my head right away when I read your question. It isn t the exact same sexual sin that...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Can a vow kill you! i.e. Ananias and Sapphira, vow, prayer
vow, prayer, death: Dear Dana, Under the Old Covenant, the Jews were allowed to make vows, but there was little power in them. Vows put the burden upon themselves to fulfill it and almost to a person they failed. This is why when God made His promise/vow to Abraham, He put...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Wishes, hell, seperation
hell, seperation, Christ: Hi Hannah, Let’s start right here. God is not angry with you ever. He does not see what you do. He only sees who you are. I’ll repeat that. God ONLY sees who you are. What he sees is the life of Christ that is in you. As you comprehend this reality,...

Christianity -- Christian Living: adultery, i corinthians 7, galatians 5
i corinthians 7, galatians 5, psalm 119: Hello, Lauri. According to the Bible, there is not to be divorce for any reason (Matthew 19:6; I Corinthians 7:39). I cannot speak about other religions, but Christianity (the only true religion) does not condone his behavior. Once married, only death...

Christianity -- Christian Living: The Bible, repentance and faith, true repentance
repentance and faith, true repentance, ultimate sacrifice: Passage John 14:21-23: 21He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him. 22Judas saith unto him, not Iscariot, Lord,...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Children, desires of your heart, children are a blessing from the lord
desires of your heart, children are a blessing from the lord, christian girls: Shawn, This is a great question! Here is how I feel about it. The Bible does say that children are a heritage from the Lord, and also that happy is the man that hath his quiver full of them. Now does that mean that if I don t have children I will not...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Converting to Islam?, time in saudi arabia, thoughts greetings
time in saudi arabia, thoughts greetings, interest in islam: Greetings, in the name of Jesus, Christ... answers: 1. yes you would indeed be denying Jesus, if you were to become and then stay moslem even at death, you would not get to heaven. 2. Mat 8:29 And, behold, they cried out, saying, What have we...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Converting to Islam?, time in saudi arabia, verses from the bible
time in saudi arabia, verses from the bible, interest in islam: Dear Bud, I think that if you become a moslem, you will be denying Jesus. Below I report some verses from the Bible about the divine nature of Christ: Christ’s divinity is shown over and over again in the New Testament. For example, in John 5:18 we...

Christianity -- Christian Living: christian dressing, ingersoll robert, robert g ingersoll
ingersoll robert, robert g ingersoll, prometheus books: 7am monday hi, bisola; thanx for your question. the correct answer will likely surprise you; the HELL and DISAGREEMENTS of which you speak are the RESULT of the christian religion!! Have you noticed that most of the world s hatreds and warfare...

Christianity -- Christian Living: define christianity, covenant community, wayne tucker
covenant community, wayne tucker, time of jesus: Toni, An interesting question. I like those. Before Jesus, the only truly monotheistic people were the Jews. At the time of Jesus, there were many men who believed in God, making them monotheists, but they were not willing to undergo circumcision in...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Ear Candles, temple of the holy ghost, auricular therapy
temple of the holy ghost, auricular therapy, power of the holy spirit: Lesley, According to an article found on the Internet, ear candles are a therapy listed in the aromatherapy section under Natural and Alternative Medicine. I cannot attest to the truthfulness of their article, but it states in part, This type of accessory...

Christianity -- Christian Living: end times, mount of olives, nazi rise
mount of olives, nazi rise, biblical knowledge: Question: Dr. Cheong: Great answers on past questions. You have good insight. My question is this: How do you see this threat of Iran, in building nueclear weapons, in the context of Revelation? Should Christians pray that this would not happen?...

Christianity -- Christian Living: out of energy, secret relationship, exhusband
secret relationship, exhusband, whirlwind: Dear Quin Thanks for your question. I m so sorry to hear about this awful situation you are in and can only imagine how draining it must be for you. Listening to what you say, I think there are a few points to be made: 1. This lady sounds quite unbalanced...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Forgiveness, death jesus, jesus death
death jesus, jesus death, stonecipher: Wow! want a great question Diocatty! You see, my friend, Judas judged himself. He didn t allow Jesus to do so. Grace was available for Judas just like it was for all the others who sinned against Him, but the fact is, Judas judged himself and chose his...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Forgiveness, Judas, doomed to destruction
Judas, doomed to destruction, forgiveness: Hi Dinocatty, Good to hear from you again. Hope you ve been well. Great question as usual! When I first read your question, I had a few initial responses... such as... (1) We don t know that Jesus didn t ask the Father to forgive Judas. Just because...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Forgiveness, personal repentance, scriptural evidence
personal repentance, scriptural evidence, casting lots: The text reads: Jesus said, Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing. And they divided up his clothes by casting lots. Notice that the reason (the term for is a conjunction used to indicate cause) is they did not know (consider,...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Forgiveness, forgiveness, salvation
forgiveness, salvation, Judas: This is a very good question. I will do my best to answer this for you. I think it all starts with a clear understanding of the passage in Luke 23. Jesus Christ looked up to God and asked Him to forgive those who were crucifying Him, because they didn...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Founding a Church, sects of christianity, preists
sects of christianity, preists, ecept: A church comes about when a group of like-minded believers gather together in order to worship God and study the Bible. They may organize in a formal way from the very beginning or there may be a more casual go with the flow manner of organization and...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Converting to Islam?, true message, numbers game
Christianity -- Christian Living: Converting to Islam?, true message, numbers game, rapture

Christianity -- Christian Living: Forgiveness, chpt, son of man
Christianity -- Christian Living: Forgiveness, chpt, son of man, judas

Christianity -- Christian Living: hypnosis opening doors to demonic possesion?, spiritual wickedness, rulers of the darkness
Christianity -- Christian Living: hypnosis opening doors to demonic possesion?, spiritual wickedness, rulers of the darkness, principalities and powers

Christianity -- Christian Living: Under law or Grace, Destiny, Visiting other Churches, Tithing revisited, Putting God first, joseph prince, renee roy
Christianity -- Christian Living: Under law or Grace, Destiny, Visiting other Churches, Tithing revisited, Putting God first, joseph prince, renee roy, life jesus

Christianity -- Christian Living: hypnosis opening doors to demonic possesion?, demonic possesion, satan satan
demonic possesion, satan satan, king asa: Hello, Lisa. To be honest, I don t know if hypnosis qualifies as an occult activity, or if hypnosis is actually possible. However, I can tell you that it doesn t take going into an altered state for demonic spirits to have an opportunity to enter into...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Why Idolatry is Hurtful to Us, grave of my mother, god is god
grave of my mother, god is god, stonecipher: Hi Eileen, Good to hear from you. Your question is very important. The swearing of an oath unto God or before God is an act of worship because in that vow we are saying, So help me God, which is what we say in the courtroom. I m taking an oath before...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Leaving own-strength-performance behind., living for Christ, living in Christ
living for Christ, living in Christ, overcoming anxiety: Thank you, Simon, for sharing your interesting testimony and also for correcting a misunderstanding I ve had regarding the church in Turkey. I am obviously behind the times in seeing the Turkish church as still under such considerable persecution that it...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Living together, but with boundaries, sex before marraige, spiritual bonding
sex before marraige, spiritual bonding, sex before marriage: Greetings, in the name of Jesus... I m so very happy to hear that you obey the doctrine concerning sex before marriage. To answer your question...I believe you are correct in that there is no particular verse or passage concerning this subject. Except...

Christianity -- Christian Living: In love with a married woman, mother of my children, two wrongs
mother of my children, two wrongs, having an affair: I have answered very similar questions several times before, so please browse my past answers for more in-depth discussion. here are the basics: there are a couple of reasons in the Bible for divorce, not wanting to be married anymore or having an affair...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Name meaning, hebrew translations, followes
hebrew translations, followes, lord god: Hi Rev Clifton, Whenever you read LORD or LORD GOD it means that God s Name is in the original text. Due to the commandment against taking the LORD s Name in vain the Jews early on developed a system that is still used in most Bibles. Whenever the saw...

Christianity -- Christian Living: other religions and sects, Christianity, Investigation into Other Faiths
Christianity, Investigation into Other Faiths: 6 September 2009 Dear Amilkar, Please forgive me for not answering your question right away. I was out-of-town and just got back yesterday. There are many things I need to know before I can intelligently answer your question. When you say other religions,...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Premarital sex, sex with my girlfriend, high school students
sex with my girlfriend, high school students, premarital sex: it is not necessarily necessary, but sometimes can be wise. if you are unable to be in the relationship without having sex, then i would recommend breaking it off. I cannot recommend anything more specific since I don t know all of the details. Even if I...

Christianity -- Christian Living: The Presence of God Is Intimidating, loving presence, presence of god
loving presence, presence of god, god presence: Emily, First, you do not sound weird, crazy, or stupid at all. What you describe is (or at least should be) the ultimate goal of all born-again Believers. I would in no way even consider it a burden at all, but a blessing to be received. In my own personal...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Promised Land, asher benjamin, moses and aaron
asher benjamin, moses and aaron, west of the jordan: The correct answer should be all the tribes had an inheritance in the Promised Land except the Levites who were not allocated land but given cities to live in.... The tribes were assigned territories following the conquests of land under Moses and Joshua....

Christianity -- Christian Living: Promised Land, Caleb, Joshua
Caleb, Joshua, Israel: Hi Dinocatty, Look at this section very carefully. Num 17:2 2 Speak to the Israelites and get from them rods or staves, one for each father s house, from all their leaders according to their father s houses, Twelve rods. Write every man s name on...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Promised Land, Promised Land, Joshua
Promised Land, Joshua, Caleb: Dear Dinocatty, Good question. Joshua and Caleb were the only original Israelites who left Egypt to enter the Promised Land. But, the descendants of the original twelve tribes entered the Promised Land, too. Even though the descendants of the original...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Promised Land, wayne tucker, twelve tribes
wayne tucker, twelve tribes, book of exodus: Dinocatty, Of the original hundreds of thousands who left Egypt as adults, only Joshua and Caleb were allowed to enter the promised land, because they were the only ones who trusted that God would deliver the land into the hands of the Israelites when...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Question on Rape., rape, suffer
rape, suffer, anger: Dear Maria, I’m not qualified to guide you and your family but I can point you to the One who is – Jesus Christ. Whether we are saved or lost, we all live in a fallen place with three experienced adversaries – the world, the flesh and the devil. If God...

Christianity -- Christian Living: questioning faith, pomp and circumstance, protestant theology
pomp and circumstance, protestant theology, christmas mass: Dear Holly, there are many fundamental differences between the catholic and the protestant theology. Probably you do not know these differences, but I can assure you that these differences are much more important than the aspect you have mentioned about...

Christianity -- Christian Living: relationship with parents., insurance repairs, christian lady
insurance repairs, christian lady, water gas: Hello Bisola, The answer is to remember that unless you are paying the rent and the bills, you live in their house and they are supporting you to some large degree. It s their right to control what you do because you could cost them a lot more by making decisions...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Under law or Grace, Destiny, Visiting other Churches, Tithing revisited, Putting God first, chemo therapy, old testament
chemo therapy, old testament, destiny: Mercy Child, are you studying for the ministry? Ha! Here we go - one at a time. 1. But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law. (Gal. 5:18) -Paul is writing to those who have received the Spirit of God here. He s aware ...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Adultery, 1st corinthians, christian lifestyle
1st corinthians, christian lifestyle, jesus the christ: Greetings,in the name of Jesus, the christ... Please read and study very carefully the chapters in 1st Corinthians... 1Cr 7 and 8, ...it is these laws that we are concerned with on marriage. As for your forgiveness of the sin of adultery, if you have...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Adultery, true repentance, true conversion
true repentance, true conversion, 2 corinthians 7: Hi Jaime, Without getting into a debate about the differences in theologies that are represented here, let me say that it sounds as though the other expert s position is from a Calvinist perspective. I am not a Calvinist. If you are hung up on his answers,...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Adultery, lord jesus christ, christian lifestyle
lord jesus christ, christian lifestyle, kingdom of heaven: Dear Jaime, I have read the second response that you received in regard to your question written to me, and I stand by my answer. I agree with John that all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God. I also agree that we are saved by grace . I...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Adultery, righteousness of god, 2 corinthians 5
righteousness of god, 2 corinthians 5, fire and brimstone: Hi Jaime, Thank you for this heart felt question. Jesus died on the cross, paying for that sin. He became your sin of adultery while He was on the cross! 2 Corinthians 5:21 21 For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Adultery, god the holy spirit, christian lifestyle
god the holy spirit, christian lifestyle, romans 8: Hello, Jaime. Yes, living God s way can be difficult at times, but it is how we are to live. And as far as people telling you that God just wants you to be happy, you have to ask them, Where is that found in the Bible? Where is it found in the Bible...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Anaiasis and Saphira, remarriage after divorce clarification, remarriage after divorce, happy belated new year
remarriage after divorce, happy belated new year, previous man: Hi Teresa, I hope you intend to lecture at a seminary after you get the answers to all your questions. Ha! This is a dosey! One that I run in to quite often. Let me give you some historal background on the subject of divorce. In Matthew s Gospel,...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Apostle Paul, apostle paul, sole path
apostle paul, sole path, wayne tucker: Ryan, Paul proclaimed the grace of God through faith in Jesus as the sole path to salvation. Islam is a religion of rules; do s and don ts. Not much emphasis on mercy or grace there; and not much tolerance of it. While they do not reject Jesus outright,...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Apostle Paul, muslim cleric, good eyesight
muslim cleric, good eyesight, angel from heaven: Hi Ryan, The main reason is that Muslims believe that Jesus and his apostles were really no more than just sincere men preaching their own but mistaken ideas. They believe that Mohammad was the true prophet and that his teachings are the only ones containing...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Confused, Salvation, Truth
Salvation, Truth, Lies: Dear John Clyde, I echo your confusion because of the reasons that many Christian churches choose to not follow the bible! Even though the Scriptures are available today, unlike during the Dark Ages leading up to the Reformation, and many church members...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Divorce, divorce, grace
divorce, grace, salvation: Good morning, Ro, I have just posted an answer regarding the Biblical background on divorce and so yours is a very timely question. I mentioned in my previous answer that there is significant disagreement on how divorce is understood ... even among devout...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Divorce, divorce, cheating
divorce, cheating, vow: Hi Renee, First off, please know how sorry I am that you re going through this and how awful it must be this time of year as well, given your situation. I can t even begin to imagine the chaos, fear, anger, hurt, and all the other emotions that must...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Divorce, divorce, commitment
divorce, commitment, covenant: Hi Mat, Thank you for your question. Divorce is certainly an important topic and one in which there is significant disagreement on among Bible scholars and pastors. I m including the verses below that describe divorce in the Bible. I ll preface each...

Christianity -- Christian Living: dealing with condemnation, condemnation, perfection
condemnation, perfection, Jesus: Dear Lissa, When we don’t achieve goals we set for ourselves, self-condemnation is at our heels. This situation reveals just how much pride is operating in us. Even overachievers are self-condemning even when they meet their goals. So don’t think that your...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Elect, supernatural change, romans 9
supernatural change, romans 9, sovereign mercy: Hello, Eh. The Bible does plainly teach that God has elected certain ones to salvation, and that He saves those whom He desires, not basing that choice on man s desire or actions. Ephesians 1 shows clearly that God elected certain ones to salvation....

Christianity -- Christian Living: explain James 1 vs 14-16, sin, desire
sin, desire, lust: Dear Sue, Thanks for your question. Here’s the passage in the New King James version: “For no sooner has the sun risen with a burning heat than it withers the grass; its flower falls, and its beautiful appearance perishes. So the rich man also will fade...

Christianity -- Christian Living: The Father, god the holy spirit, genesis 1
god the holy spirit, genesis 1, father god: Thank you for writing Dave. I encourage you to remember the scripture, I and the Father are One. When you look at verse 7 Jesus says, If you had known Me, you would have known My Father also; and from now on you know Him and have seen Him. So you see,...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Adultery
Christianity -- Christian Living: Adultery

Christianity -- Christian Living: Adultery, god of mercy, god hates divorce
Christianity -- Christian Living: Adultery, god of mercy, god hates divorce, course god

Christianity -- Christian Living: Elect, true gospel, garbage
Christianity -- Christian Living: Elect, true gospel, garbage, robots

Christianity -- Christian Living: Help??Family, Christianity worries ??, social anxiety disorder, christian god
Christianity -- Christian Living: Help??Family, Christianity worries ??, social anxiety disorder, christian god, heart attack

Christianity -- Christian Living: Living with non believing roommates, demonic attack, similiar situation
Christianity -- Christian Living: Living with non believing roommates, demonic attack, similiar situation, e mail

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Christianity -- Christian Living: trumpetcallofgodonline.com, A prophet?, new revelation, eternal salvation
Christianity -- Christian Living: trumpetcallofgodonline.com, A prophet?, new revelation, eternal salvation, name of the lord

Christianity -- Christian Living: Visions of Jesus..., jesus christ, savior
Christianity -- Christian Living: Visions of Jesus..., jesus christ, savior, teenager

Christianity -- Christian Living: Warlock Spirit, free from evil spirits, resurrection power
Christianity -- Christian Living: Warlock Spirit, free from evil spirits, resurrection power, jesus blood

Christianity -- Christian Living: my friend and I, 2 corinthians 10, demonic spirits
2 corinthians 10, demonic spirits, blank stare: Emily, the Bible is very clear in many different instances that there are powers and things that are all around us that we can never see. The Bible makes the statement that we have entertained angels unaware . In this same token, we have also been subject...

Christianity -- Christian Living: God and Jesus, salvation, Jesus
salvation, Jesus, sins: Hi Ryan - thanks for your question. Yes, Jesus is fully God and was fully human when he was here on earth 2000 years ago. Because of his immeasurable love for us, Jesus died on the cross and took on ALL sin of the world, becoming sin, and then dying (killing)...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Help??Family, Christianity worries ??, wide screen tv, anxiety and depression
wide screen tv, anxiety and depression, righteous works: 2am local, sunday, jan 17 hi, chanel; wow, ouch, you describe an awful situation! I m so sorry about your pain. It sounds like way too much for me to be able to help much. There IS some potential good to all this: THE PAIN CAN HELP YOU TO RE-THINK,...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Holy Spirit, old testament times, traditional church doctrine
old testament times, traditional church doctrine, resurrection of jesus: Hi Ryan, Good question. According to traditional Church doctrine the Holy Spirit has always been present on the Earth. Genesis 1:2 And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Journey, different denominations, different faiths
different denominations, different faiths, lord and savior: Hi Sarah, Thank you for writing. You sound like a very intelligent young woman. I am pleased that you are a believer. I m a little confused about one thing though, You stated that you were baptized when you belonged to the Catholic church yet, you prayed...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Joy, joy, spiritual gifts
joy, spiritual gifts: Bre, Thanks for the question. There is no specific spiritual gift mentioned in the New Testament Scriptures that would have to do with the joy you describe, but that doesn t change the clear truth about how God is using it to touch people through you....

Christianity -- Christian Living: How do I keep my faith living in a dysfunctional family? And How can I learn how to rely fully on God to get me through these hardships?, dysfunction, disfunction
dysfunction, disfunction, sin: Dear Sara, Thanks for such an honest question. Christians really never lose our faith, but we do get deceived into placing it into other people and ideas which are not as faithful and get stressed out over the results and our circumstances. Even as a...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Law, Law, Commandments
Law, Commandments, traditions of men: Dear Eric, You pose several compelling questions. It will probably take more than one post to adequately answer you, so feel free to ask follow up questions. I believed and taught for over twenty years that the Law of GOD was completed and therefore...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Lent, fasts, forty days
fasts, forty days, two cents: Hello Daniel, Mrs. Shannon Gilmour here. (*smile) Again, I have no particular expertise in the matter of Lent because I do not participate in the practice. I have participated in fasting as it is an important part of someone s faith, how long one fasts...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Living with non believing roommates, Living with unbelievers
Living with unbelievers: Francie, Your situation is one that is not dealt with extensively in the Scriptures. We know that we are to choose partners (whether in marriage, business, or the church) who are godly and seeking to honor Christ. Living with someone, however, is not...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Love, righteous anger, relationship with god
righteous anger, relationship with god, bad fruit: Alfonso, I m praying for you right now... Becoming Jesus disciple is not a process that requires anything but humble submission. It s not about what you ve done in the past or the attitude you ve had in the past; it s about your heart and attitude right...

Christianity -- Christian Living: My life, spirit of fear, church god
spirit of fear, church god, bad experience: Hi Teresa..... Apostle, is the office I hold love, but you can call me Mr. B. okay? 2Ti 1:7 For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, *and of a sound mind.* Teresa, there is only one, who wants to beat us up, and that...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Marriage, Christian Marriage, Biblical
Christian Marriage, Biblical, Traditions: Hello Kev, I have recently attempted to answer this question in another question posed to me on entitled True and Acceptable Marriage . Please give that a read and if you still have more questions about it, please contact me and ask away, mate! May...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Martial Arts, word bound, spirit of christ
word bound, spirit of christ, enemy of god: Hi Lynn.... The word *bound* should tell you alot! Any obsession, possession, oppression, is not of Jesus! It is not what a man has, or does, that is the problem, but what (has) the man. And it sounds like this martial arts has this man... If he...

Christianity -- Christian Living: I need help, impeccable integrity, jealous god
impeccable integrity, jealous god, terminal case: Dear Terry, Thank you for the encouragement! I am blessed to hear that you were encouraged as well! I will remember you in prayer, my friend. May you give HIM your heart and life! And may HE bless you with HIS assurance of forgiveness! And may your journey...

Christianity -- Christian Living: when is it ok to desire something?, family counseling, marriage and family
family counseling, marriage and family, natural desire: Ryan, Glad to hear of your intentions of helping out other people in so many ways! The world needs more people that are willing to sacrifice some things in order to do what they believe God wants them to do, in this case helping children and marriages....

Christianity -- Christian Living: Is it ok to be a male stripper when I get older??, male stripper, lord and savior
male stripper, lord and savior, lewdness: Jonny, Thank you for your question and the opportunity to help. The answer depends of how you are asking the question. By that I mean if you are asking if a male stripper can become a Christian? Then by all means YES! There is no occupation that could keep...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Pleasing God, true humility, interior voice
true humility, interior voice, pastor don: Hi Gina, I think that no matter if this is a vision, or it actually happened, the scripture you cited applies here. Obedience is true humility because it is the yielding of your view of what is right and conforming to God s idea of what is right. I...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Relationship, day after christmas, second guess
day after christmas, second guess, christmas holiday: Hi Maria Thanks for your question. I m sorry to hear about your situation. It sounds like he is very confused and in need of space. Chasing after him is likely to push him away further, or worse, make him temporarily come back to you only to run away...