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Christianity--Prayers: Doubting God, faith in god, throne of grace
faith in god, throne of grace, becoming a christian: Hello, Becca. I m sorry for taking so long to respond. The one thing I can tell you is that God is the only One you should turn to. He is always available and fully capable of fixing our problems, if that is His will. We can repeatedly go to God for...

Christianity--Prayers: Prayer for salvation, personal encounter, god father
personal encounter, god father, time god: Hello Blake, So kind of you to think of your friend and concerned about her salvation. I think that with so many horrific things that are going on in the world is one of the reasons that destroys their faith to the point that they believe that there is...

Christianity--Prayers: Prayer for salvation, having a great time, gods kingdom
having a great time, gods kingdom, gospel of jesus christ: Dear Blake, I will agree with you in prayer concerning your friend and family. That they come under conviction of sin and be given a real opening of the eyes so that they can be confronted with the gospel of Jesus Christ. This is a prayer of agreement...

Christianity--Prayers: Prayer for salvation, galatians 2, bible god
galatians 2, bible god, psalm 119: Hello, Blake. I can pray for Sandy and her family, and it is good that you are also praying. But we have to keep in mind that we cannot get anyone saved. Our prayers, our actions, our works, are not what saves a person. What saves a person is the mercy...

Christianity--Prayers: Prayer for salvation, rich blessing, no doubt
rich blessing, no doubt, devotion: Hi Blake, Indeed, I will pray for Sandy s salvation. What a wonderful friend you are! Continue allowing her to see how the Lord works in your life and that witness will speak volumes to her. Remember, God loves Sandy as she is...she needs to know this. If...

Christianity--Prayers: Prayer for salvation, gods family, online bible study
gods family, online bible study, hi mike: I think the best thing you can do is get her involved in a good online bible study designed to lead the student to Christ. Maybe it s not possible, but I want to pray that you could take the course yourself and maybe invite her to go through it with you if...

Christianity--Prayers: Buddhist to christian, extra marital affair, physical deformities
extra marital affair, physical deformities, teachings of buddha: Hello, Betty. I am sorry for taking so long to respond. You raise several points/questions, so I will try to answer all of them as best I can. First of all, you ask why, according to Christianity, people are born with abnormalities or physical deformities....

Christianity--Prayers: How do I know if I really believe in God and Jesus?, golden gates of heaven, gates of heaven
golden gates of heaven, gates of heaven, god jesus: Dear William Please forgive me for not writing yesterday, my computer went out yesterday and so I had to let it set and cool, thought it was going to blow for good but it is ok now. I read your letter and felt so bad for you because I...

Christianity--Prayers: I need prayer, dear angel, course god
dear angel, course god, beautiful name: Dear Angel, What a beautiful name! I feel that you are too young to worry about all these things. But you do not say that you are sick or have a disability. So I imagine that you are in good health. With this...you have everything in your favor and of...

Christianity--Prayers: Authenticity, lord jesus christ, global flood
lord jesus christ, global flood, cunning men: Hello, Stu. The Bible can be considered authentic because it has been shown to be historically accurate. Much of what the Bible teaches can be backed up by the historical record, archaeology, or other fields of study. For example, the Bible speaks of...

Christianity--Prayers: James 2:19, wrath of god, open rebellion
wrath of god, open rebellion, great flood: Dear Carlton, Demons are spirits, angels fallen. They see clearly events of the past, present and future. We, look through the glass darkly, as it were. These demons believe in the judgement to come because they can see it and they tremble, for it...

Christianity--Prayers: Matthew, parable of the sower, bible god
parable of the sower, bible god, romans 10: Hello, Greg. Thank you for your compliment, but I must give all of the credit to God for opening my eyes to truth. Matthew 13:22: He also that received seed among the thorns is he that heareth the Word; and the care of this world, and the deceitfulness...

Christianity--Prayers: relationship, catholic belief, unhappy relationship
catholic belief, unhappy relationship, agony: Hi Jennifer, Thank you for writing, perhaps I can shed some light and hope on your situation. I can see that you are in agony and quite frustrated with your circumstances. It is good that you are under a Doctor s care, and very wise that you have sought...

Christianity--Prayers: Relationships, catholic belief, unhappy relationship
catholic belief, unhappy relationship, house of prayer: Dear Jennifer, Loneliness becomes exaggerated and obsesses us sometimes. Jesus was speaking those words to you to tell you what to do. It is always the devil that harms us and God that does good to us. So then whatever hurts, harms and robs us of life does...

Christianity--Prayers: Abuse, pure gold, holy spirit
pure gold, holy spirit, word of god: Dear Auston, The remedy in Christ is to be filled with the Holy Spirit. There is no psychological counseling in the Word of God. When Holy Spirit fills our lives the presence on love, joy, peace, and righteousness fills our soul and mind. This phenomena...

Christianity--Prayers: prayer for afflictions, father in heaven, sweet jesus
father in heaven, sweet jesus, jesus of nazareth: Dear Leah, I feel for you, all the pain you have gone through. Sometimes no matter what a person can say or do to help and comfort you might not help right away because your scars are so deep. But we will continue to pray for you because you will heal with...

Christianity--Prayers: Making a Decision, stay at home dad, human ego
stay at home dad, human ego, thankless job: Dear Robyn, First, I would encourage your husband to be thankful for his present job, and put his whole heart into it. If he s worried about being laid off, that might show and hasten the process while gratitude will show and might make his employer change...

Christianity--Prayers: Acrylic plastic & evangelical christians., pervasive developmental disorder, sexual fetishes
pervasive developmental disorder, sexual fetishes, fetish object: Dearest David, First, thank you for your trust in writing to me. I ve done work in the past with others with sexual issues and found it was difficult for them to get help due to people who d violated their trust. I m struggling a bit with your questions....

Christianity--Prayers: Ancestors, deceased family member, psalm 115
deceased family member, psalm 115, busnesses: Hello, Noloyiso. I am sorry for taking so long to respond. It depends on what sort of ceremony you d like to take part in, but any ceremony or ritual in which you attempt to contact a deceased family member is strictly forbidden by the Bible. The...

Christianity--Prayers: Ancestors, human act, personal decision
Christianity--Prayers: Ancestors, human act, personal decision, moslems

Christianity--Prayers: God's blessing;Physical or spiritual?, material blessings, jerry bridges
material blessings, jerry bridges, psalm 34: Dearest Susan, Thank you for trusting me with your most inner thoughts. Your questions are real and valid. And I guarantee you not uncommon. As I was reading your e-mail I recalled having your very same thoughts at one point in my life. Well, honestly,...

Christianity--Prayers: Prayer answer, christian lady, trust god
christian lady, trust god, sweet one: Actually no, God tells us not to be unequally yoked period but then I see couples who has one person saved and the other person is not and later as the relationship moves on the person turns toward Christ. When I first got saved, it was two years later before...

Christianity--Prayers: Letting go of fear, worries, and insecurities, letting go of fear, fear of failure
letting go of fear, fear of failure, 2 timothy 1: Dear Jessica, Fear can be a spirit not just an attitude that comes and goes. Spirits need authoritative commands to dictate their path outward from us. 2 Timothy 1:7 God tells us that fear does not come from Him. We have to take authority over...

Christianity--Prayers: outside of Gods will?, jesus christians, jesus prayer
jesus christians, jesus prayer, garden of gethsemane: Hi Cody, Thank you for your email. I can identify with your struggle very well. I struggled for over two years to accept the call to ordained ministry (seminary). My husband and I prayed fervently those two years for we knew the change it would make in...

Christianity--Prayers: Creation, places in the bible, romans 9
places in the bible, romans 9, creation question: Hello, Jay. Yes, the Bible certainly teaches that Christ died only for the elect, and not for every last person who would live on earth. We have to read the Bible carefully, though, comparing Scriptures and praying God for wisdom, to come to this conclusion....

Christianity--Prayers: I Need Guidance .. Please .., god in my life, troubled heart
god in my life, troubled heart, jesus name: hello Donna, I am praying for you and I also want you to pray this prayer. prayer for guidance and direction Lord, you promised that when I seek You with all our heart, I will find You. I seek only after You. Still my troubled heart....

Christianity--Prayers: Need help with answers, benefit of the doubt, confusing situation
benefit of the doubt, confusing situation, responsible man: Hi Courtney, Thank you for writing.I am so sorry for your pain and suffering. From what you have shared with me, from the beginning it seems this was not a good match. Surely, those who love you have advised you of this. From what little I know of you, you...

Christianity--Prayers: Question about Praying with kids, girls group, red flags
girls group, red flags, grade girls: Dearest Valerie, I understand your desire for the project, and admire you for it, but not knowing the emotional stability of each child, I can t answer your question with certainty. Your doubts could very well be red flags from the Holy Spirit, your teacher...

Christianity--Prayers: Healing
Christianity--Prayers: Healing

Christianity--Prayers: Healing
Dearest Jahoan, Thank you for writing. I sense your frustration and heartache- relationships are tough. But your friend has tried to be honest with you and I feel you are refusing to hear. He is not where you are - emotionally. You can t force love. Nor...

Christianity--Prayers: Prayer for assurance., changes in my life, worship ministry
changes in my life, worship ministry, crazy person: Dear Dave, I have been where you are and I want you to know, that although it seems impossible right now, the truth is, you will come out of this, I promise. God is not a man that he should lie. When I was struggling, I had been at the same church...

Christianity--Prayers: prayer for, need of prayer, christ jesus
need of prayer, christ jesus, likeness: Dear Leah, The Bible says, Come let us reason together with God. That s what I d do, something like this: He made us with His own substance, the substance of Spirit, but now we see through the glass darkly , so our spiritual likeness is not that...

Christianity--Prayers: I need help with praying, god the holy spirit, holy spirit of god
god the holy spirit, holy spirit of god, jesus the messiah: Hi Kari, I think I can help you with your confusion. Your question, Is praying to the Lord as powerful as praying to Jesus - to the Father in Jesus name? You bet! Let me explain something. You need more understanding on God s being. If you read Matthew...

Christianity--Prayers: Please help me pray, jesus is lord, name of jesus
jesus is lord, name of jesus, praying to the lord: Dear Kari, Thank you for asking me this question, I prayed and asked God to help me with the answer but He had already answered it before I had asked: Remember when the Disciples asked the Lord Jesus, to teach them how to pray, he said, when...

Christianity--Prayers: Proper way to pray
Kari, If I am speaking to you, Kari and I address you as Kari or I address you as friend or daughter, aren t you the same person? God knows you intimately. He created you. He knows your voice. He knows you. He hears you. You don t have to pray in any certain...

Christianity--Prayers: Questions about prayer, law of heredity, magic potion
law of heredity, magic potion, mother god: Hi Kari, If you get good results with what you do I d just keep doing it. We are all in a different state of mind here on earth. Each person needs to work out his own salvation. I cannot tell you what God wants for you, no one can. We can help each other...

Christianity--Prayers: Questions about praying, god the holy spirit, lord psalm
god the holy spirit, lord psalm, heart attitude: Hello, Kari. God the Father and God the Son are one. God the Holy Spirit is one with the Father and Son. Yet, they are three distinct Persons. This is a divine mystery which the human mind cannot comprehend. All I can show you is what the Bible teaches....

Christianity--Prayers: What's the right way to pray?, jesus is god, god is god
jesus is god, god is god, god jesus: Is it okay to just pray to Jesus? yes because we find people in scripture addressing Jesus after his resurrection: Stephen in Acts 7 and John at the end of Revelation Are prayers to Jesus as powerful as prayers to God? Jesus is God as Per John 1:1, 14 When...

Christianity--Prayers: Right way of praying, jesus is god, being led by the spirit
jesus is god, being led by the spirit, prayer life: Dear Kari, Jesus didn t teach us this, but to ask the Father in Jesus name. As well as asking Jesus directly. However , even the Father, talks to us through Jesus. Imagine a God who knows every bit of you. Your every atom. He knows even what...

Christianity--Prayers: Prayers
Christianity--Prayers: Prayers

Christianity--Prayers: Marriage and signs, marriage restoration, man at the mall
marriage restoration, man at the mall, facebook: Dear, dear, Raul, I m sorry to disappoint you with what I have to say but these are not real signs or coincidences. You sound desperate to have this work out but I see no good signs in what you say. First, never pray to date someone. God does not have...

Christianity--Prayers: Prayers
I am praying for you. Don t let others dictate your future. God uses those who can and I see you must be pretty blessed good for you. I am praying that all you are believing God for will come to pass. You found like a person of faith but if you are a person...

Christianity--Prayers: God talking
Dear Raul, That all depends on what you say you heard from God. 1 John 4:1 tells us to test the spirits . There are many voices and spirits around not of God. So this needs to be evaluated. One of the reasons we submit to elders and...

Christianity--Prayers: God talking?
Dear Raul, Yes, God does lovingly nudge us to do things, He also shows signs in His word and through tv and whatever way He chooses too. Always pray for others, because when you do, God honors those prayers and you never know who you are helping. However...

Christianity--Prayers: Gods actions
Dear Friend, Jesus came to enable you to get born of God.... john 1 So that you could have a heart soft and sensitive to God Himself. This is an experience and interaction between you and the Living God. You need this to receive Him and to get...

Christianity--Prayers: Question, prayer
prayer: Dear John, God and good are the same. If any message you get is pointing to something better than where you are at the time, then it is God pointing the way. God s ideas for us can come in a variety of ways, as God is infinite. His messages have most...

Christianity--Prayers: Signs??
Dear Raul, Worship the Lord with all your heart. Don t ask for anything. At sometime the Holy Spirit will ask you to ask. then the request will not be a selfish request from you but a God given invitation to ask Him. Selfless, Christ-like and righteous,...

Christianity--Prayers: Signs?, prayer for others
prayer for others: Dear Raul, Since God is Spirit, and all that He made is spiritual, He doesn t have things to give us. He give us qualities that in turn give up our supplies. I never ask for things , only that His will be done and that He use me in the way He wants...

Christianity--Prayers: Giving
Hi Keishia, So nice to hear from you. I have read your inquiry several times and feel what you are asking me has to do with the giving of self, and does God recognize the selfless good works that we do. Indeed, sweet one, He does! Let me share with you...

Christianity--Prayers: hey i have a question about a situation
Dear Jim, I really appreciate you writing back. No, absolutely not. I truly believe in our merciful God who knows all truth. I personally experienced a lifelong depression illness with my mom over a period of 20 years. I truly believe if we would have lost...

Christianity--Prayers: Prayer
Dear Keishia, I prayed and asked God to give me the right words to say to you and this is what I believe you should know. If this person is an ex lover, then apparently you may of had a sexual relationship with them outside of marriage and that in itself...

Christianity--Prayers: Aaronic Blessing, julie julie, lay person
julie julie, lay person, christmas card: Julie, I know of no reason why any portion of scripture could not be used to bless or greet another person. I think that the fact that the scriptures are written down and communicated from generation to generation indicates that they are for our use...

Christianity--Prayers: Answered prayers!, jehova jireh, riyadh saudi arabia
jehova jireh, riyadh saudi arabia, dear brother: Dear brother Lenin, I was hoping to hear from you, and i am overjoyed! To be able to share the testimonies and make a difference in someone s life is a super reward for me. I am honored to be your sister , i never had any , i am an only child. Now i am rich...

Christianity--Prayers: Do you have to "accept Christ" in order to be a good Christian?, prayer works, god doesn
prayer works, god doesn, word life: I don t understand how not knowing which DATE someone excepted Christ or not makes them wonder if they are a Christian. How ridiculious. You re either Christian or you re not. Christian means Christ-like. God doesn t give us anything but His word. Life already...

Christianity--Prayers: Business Development, computer security company, victory in jesus
computer security company, victory in jesus, prayer power: Dear Marjorie Oh Praise God, yes I will stand in agreement with you and believe God for you. It is also my season as well, so stand with me as well, lets go!! Father God in the name of your precious Son Jesus Lord, thank you for being you and thank...

Christianity--Prayers: the belief in spiritual beings... ?!?!?!?!, religious persuasion, primitive cultures
religious persuasion, primitive cultures, spiritual beings: Alenka, Thank you for your question. Belief in spiritual beings (good and evil) is found in nearly every culture and religion. In primitive cultures they are believed to be resident in persons, animals, vegetation and inanimate objects such as...

Christianity--Prayers: Be a better prayer warrior, dick eastman, worshipped god
dick eastman, worshipped god, deuteronomy 28: Only you can determine how to arrange your personal schedule so that you have more time to spend in prayer. But once you have that done, there are a few ways you can make what time you have more effective. I highly recommend a book by Dick Eastman called...

Christianity--Prayers: What is a bi-vocational minister?, time minister, sherry
time minister, sherry, majors: Sherry, Thank you for your question. A bi-vocational minister is a minister who works at some job outside ministry in addition to being a minister. Usually a bi-vocational minister is a minister in a church which is too small or too poor to...

Christianity--Prayers: bible study, bible study, sinner
bible study, sinner, common sense: I am so sorry it took me so long to get back to you. What I was also doing was looking to see what I could find and I could not think of where to look and usually I love to do the research but I am doing so much research it is unbelievable. So I believe...

Christianity--Prayers: blessed marriage, prayerfulness, grace of god
prayerfulness, grace of god, fornication: Gertrude, My email has been down for a couple of days. Sorry for the delay. It seems that your main question is whether God will forgive you. My answer is that He will forgive every time you confess your sins to him (I John 1:9). And, yes,...

Christianity--Prayers: book, spiritual maturity, devinci code
spiritual maturity, devinci code, religious literature: Gloria, I can t tell you whether or not to read a book on the DaVinci Code. I suppose it depends on your spiritual maturity. Perhaps the fact that you ask the question indicates some doubt about whether you should read it. I have not read the book...

Christianity--Prayers: Choosing to Not Have Children, bible god, book of genesis
bible god, book of genesis, genesis 1: Dear Julie, My, My, My! God bless you! Ok, Julie, you cannot take my word for it, but in the Bible where does it say that you have to have kids when you are married? Is it a sin to practice contraception of any kind, even not having sex during certain...

Christianity--Prayers: Christian living I need help!, queen latifa, chromosome 22
queen latifa, chromosome 22, jesus is the only way to heaven: Wow, what a testimony! Keep preaching the Word of God to your family in your words and actions. We will pray for you, and our church here as well. If you would like to talk with us further you can at: bjsparavp@hotmail.com I agree with you about...

Christianity--Prayers: The codes, gnostic gospels, gospel of mary magdalene
gnostic gospels, gospel of mary magdalene, four gospels of the bible: Sandra, Please don t be alarmed. For many centuries these alternative books have been in existence. They are sometimes refered to as gnostic gospels. Supposedly they reveal facts and information about the life of Jesus not found in the four gospels...

Christianity--Prayers: Dating a Divorced Man, dating a divorced man, marriage covenant
dating a divorced man, marriage covenant, financial ruin: Deb, I ve been thinking on your question for a couple of days and I keep coming back to the same conclusion. This man is still in love with his ex-wife and doesn t desire a deeper relationship with you, but doesn t know how to tell you without hurting...

Christianity--Prayers: Dead sea scrolls, old testament books, dead sea scrolls deception
old testament books, dead sea scrolls deception, universal consensus: Matt, I have not read the book, so I cannot comment on it. I have read a review or two which reflect both admiration and emphasize the conjectural nature of the book. The scrolls themselves are historical documents which provide copies of Old...

Christianity--Prayers: desperate in need of prayer, civil court case, need of prayer
civil court case, need of prayer, little prayer: My dear Leah, I am so sorry to hear how you have been hurt. We ask WHY? I don t know, only that people who hurt others are either possessed or of course not in their right mind. You know that we are living in the last days, meaning that our Lord Jesus will...

Christianity--Prayers: divorce, wet thong, foul weather
wet thong, foul weather, unemployment benefits: Hello Thomas, I am sorry to hear about the difficulties you are having right now. I cannot imagine how difficult this is for you. Looking at this from a Biblical point of view God does not like divorce (see Malachi 2:16 which states I hate divorce, says...

Christianity--Prayers: Fallinf habitually., screw ups, jesus blood
screw ups, jesus blood, strongholds: Dear Nichele, Please! Dont doubt what God is doing in your life again, as long as there is life in your body there is hope. I want you to know that I mess up also and I feel unworthy or like God is tired of me messing up and is about to give me up, but...

Christianity--Prayers: Forbidden Prayer ????????????, winning the lottery, quetions
winning the lottery, quetions, house of god: Greetings, Gus: I always look forward to receiving and answering good, moral questions. Thank you for coming to me :-). I m glad to hear that you are happily married despite today s world. 1. Asking to win the lottery to help others may be a permissible...

Christianity--Prayers: Forgiveness, son jesus christ, mouth confession
son jesus christ, mouth confession, gift of god is eternal life: Dear Carolann, God bless you in this time of seeking the Lord and His Word. Carolann, your boyfriend is right (in part), and that is where he and you can take comfort… We can never do anything to earn, pay for, or deserve forgiveness! That is just not...

Christianity--Prayers: Be a better prayer warrior, prayer
Christianity--Prayers: Be a better prayer warrior, prayer

Christianity--Prayers: What is a bi-vocational minister?, time salary, bivocational pastors
Christianity--Prayers: What is a bi-vocational minister?, time salary, bivocational pastors, leadership teams

Christianity--Prayers: bible study, publicans, neighbour
Christianity--Prayers: bible study, publicans, neighbour, enemies

Christianity--Prayers: The codes, da vinci code, gnostics
Christianity--Prayers: The codes, da vinci code, gnostics, archeologist

Christianity--Prayers: Dating a Divorced Man, scripture, guidance
Christianity--Prayers: Dating a Divorced Man, scripture, guidance, prayer

Christianity--Prayers: Why does God not talk to me?, relationship with god, time challenge
Christianity--Prayers: Why does God not talk to me?, relationship with god, time challenge, bull god

Christianity--Prayers: My husband is having an affair, jeremiah 29 11, christ prayer
Christianity--Prayers: My husband is having an affair, jeremiah 29 11, christ prayer, stop divorce

Christianity--Prayers: in Jesus name pray, genie, jesus
Christianity--Prayers: in Jesus name pray, genie, jesus, god

Christianity--Prayers: Prayers, religious indoctrination, proof of god
Christianity--Prayers: Prayers, religious indoctrination, proof of god, spoon feed

Christianity--Prayers: Prayers, temple of the living god, wickedness
Christianity--Prayers: Prayers, temple of the living god, wickedness, 2 corinthians 6

Christianity--Prayers: prayer request, heart jesus, true belief
Christianity--Prayers: prayer request, heart jesus, true belief, dwelling place

Christianity--Prayers: that propet!!??, authorized version, new testament
Christianity--Prayers: that propet!!??, authorized version, new testament, isaiah

Christianity--Prayers: rosary, st dominic, john paul ii
Christianity--Prayers: rosary, st dominic, john paul ii, life of christ

Christianity--Prayers: Show me how to pray, faith god, unknown tongue
Christianity--Prayers: Show me how to pray, faith god, unknown tongue, little don

Christianity--Prayers: Spiritaulism, gift of the holy spirit, discernment
Christianity--Prayers: Spiritaulism, gift of the holy spirit, discernment, demons

Christianity--Prayers: sinners prayer, saul of tarsus, road to damascus
Christianity--Prayers: sinners prayer, saul of tarsus, road to damascus, paul the apostle

Christianity--Prayers: suicide, patient god, abbey
Christianity--Prayers: suicide, patient god, abbey, faith

Christianity--Prayers: why can't things work out for me ever?, voice mails, fiance
Christianity--Prayers: why can't things work out for me ever?, voice mails, fiance, 4 months

Christianity--Prayers: follow-up, anglican rosary, prayer beads
anglican rosary, prayer beads, prayer life: Oh please, dont place me up that high. I know what you are saying to me. I am not being judgemental. It is just that some people do focus more on objects than just on God, I know it is good to meditate on the word of God or meditate about His goodness,...

Christianity--Prayers: forgiveness, loose faith, nearer to god
loose faith, nearer to god, christian person: Hi Mrs. Kirby I am very sorry for the troubles you are having at this time but be reassured that God is forgiving and understanding. We all loose faith at some time but this draws us nearer to God and if you look back when you lost faith now you are wanting...

Christianity--Prayers: GOD, psalm 98, psalm 95
psalm 98, psalm 95, psalm 66: Dear Lisa, Psalm 37:4 Delight thyself also in the LORD; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart. If you have a desire, then you need to look into that. Have you considered voice lessons? I assume when you say that you weren t given a...

Christianity--Prayers: What is God gender?, god as father, son jesus
god as father, son jesus, son of god: Dear Jon, Sorry it took so long to answer, I just recieved your letter. Anyhow, yes Jesus is the Son of God who is Male. Jesus always was even before He came to Earth. He along with His Father and the Holy Spirit created the Earth it was just that sin...

Christianity--Prayers: Why does God not talk to me?, second class citizen, strict disciplinarian
second class citizen, strict disciplinarian, answers to prayer: Sorry this has taken so long, but I wanted to really think about my answer and pray over it. I know nothing about your background, so I will cover all the possibilities I can think of. Some of them may be way off, but hopefully one will hit close to home...

Christianity--Prayers: What does God want?, christ covenant, peace and joy
christ covenant, peace and joy, presence of god: Well, your first question is what does God want? Your second is what am I doing wrong? Anyone who asks me, what does God want, tells me that they do not know Him, yet you can bet they ve been wanting Him to do something for them. Probably for a long time....

Christianity--Prayers: Gods voice, hearing god, explination
hearing god, explination, strong desire: Hi Lynne, First let me say I am sorry for the difficulties you are having. Next, I really cannot tell you if it is God speaking to you. I am not trying to confuse you but I can help you put the facts out by breaking this down and look at the points: 1....

Christianity--Prayers: gifts, spiritual gifts, body of christ
spiritual gifts, body of christ, mentors: Vince, Thank you for your question. You didn t tell me what spiritual gifts you were speaking of. However, remember, first of all, that they are gifts to you and God intends for them to be used. It is in using them that they are strengthened...

Christianity--Prayers: Hail Mary, hail mary, son jesus
hail mary, son jesus, full of grace: Hi Johnny, The term hail is defined as Rejoice and thus this prayer is indicating we should rejoice in the grace that God has for us in sending His son Jesus who died for our sins. The prayer is stressing this fact and thus that is why it is repetitive....

Christianity--Prayers: HELP, blah blah, promising marriage
blah blah, promising marriage, faith and trust: Dear Debbie, Please forgive me for getting back to you so late, I have not been on the Computer for a little while so I hope you will forgive me. My question to you is, are you married to this man? and if not I hope you are not living with him, because...

Christianity--Prayers: hearing what God says, coke bottle, awnser
coke bottle, awnser, discernment: God s answer can come in many forms. Sometimes He speaks directly to our heart, so that we just know what we re being told. If you want to practice heart hearing then think about doing something that you would normally never do, like grabbing a coke...

Christianity--Prayers: help, savior jesus christ, holy spirit one
savior jesus christ, holy spirit one, lord jesus christ: Greetings, West: See if someone will take you to see a Catholic Priest, they have a sacrement called **Healing of the Sick**. There isn t really anyone with healing powers; if they do, it s only through the help of our Heavenly Father. Let us pray: ...

Christianity--Prayers: help, kidney stone, kidney stones
kidney stone, kidney stones, joppa rd: We certainly will pray... and we should be in touch! Is there a doctor on the case of her kidney stones or do you have a lack of insurance as well because it sounds like you are having a rough time all the way around. I have prayer and scripture for you...

Christianity--Prayers: help, kidney stone, kidney stones
kidney stone, kidney stones, lord my god: Dear West, Unfortunately I do not know a person in your area,because you did not tell me where you were, but you can ask any Christian and they are commanded to love the Lord and to seek after Him. I will use myself as an example, As I am writing to you...

Christianity--Prayers: Can you help me?, mouth confession, sinners prayer
mouth confession, sinners prayer, lord and savior: Hi! You have covered quite a bit here. I don t know if I will cover it all, but will try to hit the important points. It is wonderful that you love God, and good that you serve him in church. In order to please Him, though, you are going to have to...

Christianity--Prayers: help praying, catholic private school, bone spur
catholic private school, bone spur, vet bills: Dear Alex, thank you for writing me. I m sorry I didn t respond sooner, but for some reason my message center didn t alert me to your email. Here are some insights from my experience, and I ll expound on them: 1. The Bible tells us that if we are a...

Christianity--Prayers: help, kidney stone, christian healers
kidney stone, christian healers, closer to god: Hi West, I am very sorry to hear about your wife s illness. I will pray for you and her both. The only thing I can suggest is to contact a church in your area and maybe they can help you find someone who can help you. I have not had any dealings with Christian...

Christianity--Prayers: hi there!!!, books of the bible, high school girl
books of the bible, high school girl, belief in god: Hello Alenka, The evidence is the Bible. The Bible has so many authors who write about the same subject and the time span that the Books of the Bible are written witht the same theme. But the main evidence is what lies in our hearts. We just know that...

Christianity--Prayers: My husband is having an affair, accidental pregnancy, lifetime opportunity
accidental pregnancy, lifetime opportunity, christian lady: Dear Erica, So sorry to hear that you are having all these overwhelming problems. I want to pray for you and may the Lord guide and help you. I am glad that you are baptized and the Holy spirit will help you in any and everything. Lord Father i lift up to...

Christianity--Prayers: husband is cheating I think, heidi, god
heidi, god: Dear Heidi, You are right to be concerned. Well there isn t much you can do except insist that your husband does not have this contact on such a regular basis. You must be wise. Sometimes by getting too protective you may drive your partner away towards...

Christianity--Prayers: Ineed of a prayer :(, reason god, mylife
reason god, mylife, best intentions: Dear Naomyy, Please realize that God never stops loving you, even though you may not always feel it. He promises this and He cant break His promises. As to loosing money, you need a plan in life. Plan to get more disciplined and more responsible....

Christianity--Prayers: intercessions of the saints, apostles creed, relationship with god
apostles creed, relationship with god, virgin mary: Derek, Thank you for your question. I don t know that there is anything wrong with asking the saints and the Virgin Mary for intercession. If it helps you to visualize their help as you pray I see nothing wrong with it. As for the communion...

Christianity--Prayers: in Jesus name pray, jesus name, name of jesus
jesus name, name of jesus, thanksgiving dinner: Well first of all, God and Jesus are two different people, yes, but you should NOT be getting different answers or views from them. Jesus said He speaks only what His father says and does only what His father does. If God tells you one thing and Jesus tells...

Christianity--Prayers: Why I keep failing my CISSP exam, computer security company, god s army
computer security company, god s army, strong soldier: Dear Marjorie, I will pray for most assuredly, I wonder if God s timetable for all that you are hoping for is not now. You see I was annointed on November 4th 2001, with the ability to sing, and I mean really sing, on November 2nd 2002, I was again...

Christianity--Prayers: kidney stones, painful kidney stones, kidney stone
painful kidney stones, kidney stone, jesus lord: Dear Bonifacio, Yes there is, you simply get down on your knees and talk to God as if you would anyone else in conversation, you might say, Father God in the mighty name of Jesus, Lord first I want to acknowledge that you are God and that there is...

Christianity--Prayers: My Life, teen teenager, going to heaven
teen teenager, going to heaven, foul mouth: Dear Trish, The bibel says Draw near to God and He WILL draw near to you. This is a promise. Also it is your right in Christ to be delivered from this condition. Resist the devil and He will flee James 4:7 THis is a promise. Base your...

Christianity--Prayers: Life crisis, jesus christ god, prayers god
jesus christ god, prayers god, kingdom god: First, you need to make sure that you are a Christian -- a believer in Jesus Christ as Savior from your sin. If you are not a child of God, he will not hear your prayers. God s Plan for Your Life God created man, both male and female, in His image,...

Christianity--Prayers: The Lord's Prayer, catholic churches, thine is the kingdom
catholic churches, thine is the kingdom, ommitted: Hi Ryan! The most commonly known version of the Lord s Prayer is recorded in Matthew 6:9-13, and this version includes the part you are talking about. However, there is another version in Luke 11:2-4 and it omits the ending found in Matthew. Now, I suspect...

Christianity--Prayers: How do I listen to God?, practice religion, relationship expert
practice religion, relationship expert, reconcilliation: Greetings Brooke: Congrats on your new found relationship with the Lord and to the world of Christianity! I commend you for it! :-) The best way I can answer your question is that a lot of the time, if not all the time, you not have your prayers answered...

Christianity--Prayers: Marriage, Divorce, and Remarriage, nondenominational christian church, catholic baptism
nondenominational christian church, catholic baptism, returning to the catholic church: Matthew, I can only answer from the Bible. The Bible existed before the institutional church and was the foundation for early Christianity. I think that we have reached a point in modern Christianity similar to that of Israel where we have placed so...

Christianity--Prayers: misunderstand, god is god, glad god
god is god, glad god, relevant answer: Mandy, I understood your question to be about forgiveness not fornication. You wrote in the second correspondence I have a problem with people that fornicate and God just forgives them . Then you asked me to tell you the difference between people who...

Christianity--Prayers: monument-meanings of figures on them, pictures of the pope, monument companies
pictures of the pope, monument companies, monument company: Cheri, I don t know if there is any one place you could go to get the information you seek. I suppose that you might try contacting monument companies through the local funeral home or through the local company that sets the stones. Some of the local...

Christianity--Prayers: NEED HELP, answer prayer, obediance
answer prayer, obediance, beliver: Dear Sylvia, Fortunately for you I am not a physic because then you would be committing a sin by consorting with a soothsayer. But I do have a solution for you. Pray! I can not answer questions that only God has the answers too. You said when will...

Christianity--Prayers: I NEED A PRAYER, child out of wedlock, ok honey
child out of wedlock, ok honey, god jesus: Sylvia, I am sorry I was not trying to be rude but I also have to cover myself where the Lord is concerned by asking. Some people are not married when they write and if I should start praying for something God considers sin, then I would one day have to...

Christianity--Prayers: need prayer, mustard seed, hiv positive
mustard seed, hiv positive, name of jesus: Dear Carina, God bless you in the name of Jesus. Carina I prayed and asked God to give me the words to tell you and this is what I believe He wants me to tell you. Kenny is to weak to fast for himself, but you and your family are not. You can...

Christianity--Prayers: need prayer, e mail address, homepage host
e mail address, homepage host, hiv positive: Hi Carina, I am sorry to hear about your brother-in-law. I cannot imagine how hard it is to see him like that. I was a nurse for awhile and I dealt with that but it is always harder when it is your own family. Kenny and Your family will be in my prayers...

Christianity--Prayers: PRAYING, heart of every man, heart mind
heart of every man, heart mind, prayer: Prayer is communication with God. And since He isn t deaf, it is fairly safe to believe that whether you speak with your heart (mind) or your mouth, He hears and answers. It does say that God searches the heart of every man, does it not? God bless...

Christianity--Prayers: PROTESTANT, vain repetitions, liturgical prayers
vain repetitions, liturgical prayers, power of the holy spirit: Dear Rach, Your question was “What are the different forms of personal prayer in the variant Protestantism?” Well, without giving you a 100 page answer or more I will tell you that as a Pastor from a Baptist background (Which is non Catholic but not...

Christianity--Prayers: Pray for me, true believer, tight clothes
true believer, tight clothes, god and his word: Dear Jacqueline, I have prayed for you and I am glad that you stand up for Christ. I know that it is horrible to be picked on, but let me tell you this, they persecuted Christ so there will always be persecution for the Christian which is good. Don...

Christianity--Prayers: Why Pray, dangerous lifestyle, absolute answers
dangerous lifestyle, absolute answers, church congregation: Ellen, Thank you for your questions. You certainly are one of the more thoughtful and deep-thinking persons I have encountered as a volunteer on All Experts. Your thoughts have echoed some of my own over the years. I believe that pray...

Christianity--Prayers: Prayer, conversation with god, all saints
conversation with god, all saints, christ jesus: There is no set guideline in scripture that tells us how many times to pray. Christianity is unique in that we have a book of guidelines, but yet there is much left a little uncertain which is then up to the individual, through the guidance of the Holy Spirit,...

Christianity--Prayers: Prayer, moses moses, entering the mosque
moses moses, entering the mosque, exodus 30: Dear Moh, Thank you for your thoughts. I am sorry about the site being confusing, You can e-mail me at bjsparavp@hotmail.com And I will get back with you when I can. One thing off the top… If you believe that Jesus is so great how do you...

Christianity--Prayers: Prayer, music tv channel, psalm 91
music tv channel, psalm 91, spirit of fear: Dear Leanne, Are you a Christian? Have you let the Lord into your life, mind and heart? If yes, then nothing can harm you!!! Everything and anything has to go first through Jesus and he will not allow evil to touch you or near you. Let us pray, Lord Jesus...

Christianity--Prayers: Prayer, god is light, relationship with god
god is light, relationship with god, blood of jesus: Whenever we are experiencing disappointment in prayer, or feel like our prayers are hitting the ceiling and not going anywhere, we should always first look at ourselves. We first have to have a relationship with God to expect Him to listen to us. Just like...

Christianity--Prayers: Prayer, magic incantations, magical incantations
magic incantations, magical incantations, vain repetitions: You are very right -- prayers are not magical incantations to receive whatever we want from God. The problem is, we take isolated teachings about prayer and come up with false teachings about them. We need to look at the whole counsel of scripture. Matt...

Christianity--Prayers: Prayer, magic incantations, biblical scholar
magic incantations, biblical scholar, personal belief: JC, I believe you are on track with sanctified common sense. It is my experience that there is no answer you or I could give this grieving father that would satisfy him. Other parents prayers for their children s safety have not been answered either....

Christianity--Prayers: Prayer, rabbi kushner, vain repetitions
rabbi kushner, vain repetitions, judiasm: Dear Nicholas, I have never read the Rabbi s book, though I am familiar with the title. A rabbi is a teacher of the Judaic religion. While Christianity has its roots in Judiasm, we have additional scriptures upon which we base our faith which the Jews...

Christianity--Prayers: Prayer, rabbi kushner, jewish rabbi
rabbi kushner, jewish rabbi, types of prayer: Nicholas, I have been thinking a lot about your question. I found your critque of Kushner s approach to be very logical. However, I think you may be trying too hard to be logical, and as you point out, follow Kushner s philosophy . Keep in mind...

Christianity--Prayers: Prayer, acts of compassion, forgiveness and mercy
acts of compassion, forgiveness and mercy, source of pain: Craig, You don t indicate just what is making you angry. It sounds as though you have taken some things very personally and desire some sort of confrontation with Satan. I doubt that any of us are up to a one-on-one confrontation. The sources...

Christianity--Prayers: Prayer, novenas, proper time
novenas, proper time, quiet place: Dear Debra, I am so sorry for your pain and the pain that keeps to continually be present in your life. I am sorry you lost the loved one you cared about and definitely that people told you to immediately move on. We should move on but only after...

Christianity--Prayers: Prayer, biblical perspective, novenas
biblical perspective, novenas, two men: Dear Debra, Thank you for sharing your heart Debra. Debra, I could feel the hurt in your question and my response is rather long. Take it part by part, and take your time when reading this. God bless you! I certainly hope that my words help you,...

Christianity--Prayers: Prayer and Agency, prayer work, dangerous lifestyle
prayer work, dangerous lifestyle, failing marriage: I believe that prayer is, for the most part, a private conversation between a believer in Christ and God the Father. As such, it is a relationship involving a willingness on our part to have our lives informed by God s will. So why pray? Two reasons. Jesus...

Christianity--Prayers: Prayer,calling,and God, solemn vows, continual prayer
solemn vows, continual prayer, righteous woman: Dear Jacqueline, God bless you. I am going to go through and respond to your post part by part. You said a lot, and I have taken time to read it several times, May the Lord God speak clearly to you in this response… I am glad to help in whatever way...

Christianity--Prayers: Prayer Request, god our father, exboyfriend
god our father, exboyfriend, prayer request: I think you really have to question yourself when you re actually ready to give up on God instead of giving up on someone else. Why do we always think that just because we want something that we are supposed to have it? Did it ever occur to you that possibly...

Christianity--Prayers: Prayer Request, second fiddle, believing god
second fiddle, believing god, name of jesus: Dear Adria, Thank you for choosing me to answer this question, I am praying in the name of Jesus that God will give me wisdom to impart and you wisdom to recieve. Now first off, I do not know the whole dynamics of your relationship, but I can...

Christianity--Prayers: Prayer Request, savior jesus christ, holy spirit one
savior jesus christ, holy spirit one, wisdom to know the difference: Greetings, Adria: In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. Our Father, Who art in heaven, hallow be Thy name. Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread and forgive us...

Christianity--Prayers: Prayer, prayer work, personal conviction
prayer work, personal conviction, name of jesus: Many people have the wrong idea about prayer. Just because we pray for something doesn t mean we will get the answer we want. It is important that when we pray we pray that God s will be done, whether it s what we want or not. Someone can pray for something...

Christianity--Prayers: Prayers, lord jesus christ, personal savior
lord jesus christ, personal savior, jesus blood: Dear Teenianne, You don t say if you are a Christian or not...do you have Jesus Christ as your personal savior? This makes a huge difference in how we pray for you, your son and your boyfriend...if you are, then you can pray the following for both your boyfriend...

Christianity--Prayers: Prayers, 2 corinthians 5, believing in god
2 corinthians 5, believing in god, bible college: Hi Teenianne; I will pray for you, your boyfriend and son. It is difficult to help those who do not believe and you know what they need. I will pray for you all and please do not give up on your boyfriend. I know the feeling of being offended and I know...

Christianity--Prayers: Prayers, instant gratification, believing in god
instant gratification, believing in god, social anxiety: Your cause is recorded for prayer. So I know what direction to go here... What kind of experience has he had with people of God or Church and the like? Does he not believe in the CHRISTIAN God or does he believe that Gods or intangible things like angels,...

Christianity--Prayers: Prayers, god thanks, believing in god
god thanks, believing in god, knowing god: Teenianne, I have been thinking of you and your husband and son since I read your note. I tried to answer you Thursday, but I was traveling and my Internet connection was not that great. I will say a prayer for all of you. I am sure this is a...

Christianity--Prayers: Prayers, atheist parents, judgement day
atheist parents, judgement day, celebacy: I think so... I will certainly be in prayer for all of you. I understand your situation wholeheartedly and wish to help as well. If you feel inclined, leave me a postal address so that I can mail to you. I won t send you anything that puts you on the spot...

Christianity--Prayers: Prayers, prayers, prayer
prayers, prayer, confirmation: You don t need many to pray for you, Brandon. The bible says that all you need is one other person standing with you to agree . THis doesn t carry any special power though. It s simply a tool to build our faith that we will receive what we ask for, because...

Christianity--Prayers: Prayers, jesus prayer, obedience to god
jesus prayer, obedience to god, garden of gethsemane: Brandon, Thank you for your question. Historically, Christians have taken their prayer requests to Christian friends and to the local Christian community where they worshipped (i.e. the church). You can read about this in particular in the early...

Christianity--Prayers: Prayers, persistent widow, prayer support
persistent widow, prayer support, prayer requests: In Matthew 18 it does talk about where two or three are gathered in Christ s name, he will be there in the midst and what they pray for will given them. However, one thing to keep in mind is that prayers will only be answered if they bring glory to the Father...

Christianity--Prayers: Prayers, prayer warriors, prayer request
prayer warriors, prayer request, tomarrow: Brandon, Actually there are some good places on the net where people can pray for you. In the bible it says: That if any two will be in agreement as touching on anything, then God will hear and answer your prayer. So I am going to surf right now and...

Christianity--Prayers: Prayers, prayer closet, mispell
prayer closet, mispell, great grandparent: Dear Teenianne, First of all, please forgive me for not writing you sooner because I have not been on my computer at all. Forgive me. Second, just because I was unable to get to my computer, that does not mean that God doesnt know about your situation...

Christianity--Prayers: please pray for me, tongue and voice, god the father
tongue and voice, god the father, precious gift: What is it that you do for a living? The loneliness makes so much sense with what God is doing in your life right now. We DO need people, but we need to be able to be dependent on their strengths to lift us up and we need to be able to lift them the...

Christianity--Prayers: please pray for me, god doesn, name of jesus
god doesn, name of jesus, kingdom of god: Dear Emily, My heart goes out to you, I ve been there before as well. We do not always understand why God allows things but my guess is probably so that you will take your focus off of any object and put it on Him. He wants us to develope a close relationship...

Christianity--Prayers: please pray for me, psalm 73, isaiah 58
psalm 73, isaiah 58, god is the strength of my heart: Hi Emily, I am sorry things are going so hard for you right now. Some verses to consider on these that I can show you might help. In Psalm 73:26 My flesh and my heart faileth: But God is the strength of my heart and my portion for ever. This shows...

Christianity--Prayers: how to pray, wisdom and strength, prayer life
wisdom and strength, prayer life, gift from god: Emily, Thank you for your question. First of all, I know of no promise or prayer that erases our memory. Although it is painful at times, memory is a redemptive gift from God that helps us make decisions in the present and future. It can cloud...

Christianity--Prayers: pray in agreement with me, nightmarish experience, relatioship
nightmarish experience, relatioship, deep healing: Dear Katherine, I do believe you, I know that what you are going through is real. When I first got saved the spirit of lust was very strong and as God broke it and I was able to stand on Gods word, the enemy took a different route and used my dreams....

Christianity--Prayers: pray for my family, 21st birthday party, utter despair
21st birthday party, utter despair, anxiety attacks: Hello Amanda, I am sorry for what has happened to your family. It saddens me to hear it when someone takes their own life. I cannot say if when people do this they go to hell. I am not aware of any verse in the Bible that states this. I would like to...

Christianity--Prayers: how to pray, brother sins, three witnesses
brother sins, three witnesses, busy at work: Hi Emily. In dealing with unresolved issues, the Bible has this to say: Matt 18:15-17 15 Moreover if your brother sins against you, go and tell him his fault between you and him alone. If he hears you, you have gained your brother. 16 But if he will...

Christianity--Prayers: prayer, something in your heart, trust god
something in your heart, trust god, prayer: Sometimes prayer isn t about just asking for something. Sometimes it s about allowing God to grow you up in what areas He needs in order for you to receive what you are asking for. If He has placed something in your heart, something you are CERTAIN is...

Christianity--Prayers: prayer, religion of islam, beginning with god
religion of islam, beginning with god, word was god: John 1:1-18 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was in the beginning with God. 3 All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made. 4 In Him was life, and the life was the light...

Christianity--Prayers: prayer, power of the holy spirit, prayer warrior
power of the holy spirit, prayer warrior, prayer life: Dear Prayer Warrior, Your questions was… “How do i get pass being afraid of praying in front of a group of church members, nothing come out, or i just forget what to pray about, help.” The first thing I want to tell you is that your prayer life...

Christianity--Prayers: prayer assistance, john bunyan, god is the strength of my heart
john bunyan, god is the strength of my heart, jesus is my lord: Hello Ron, You will be in my prayers and thoughts. One thing you might consider are a couple of verses that deal with trials and tribulations in life. They are: Rom 8:35 &37 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or anguish,...

Christianity--Prayers: How is prayer communicated, hebrews 11 1, human wisdom
hebrews 11 1, human wisdom, seeking god: Dear Ron, With all due respect, you have set yourself up to doubt any answer ever given to you about religion and about what I might say about prayer. Faith is a key ingredient in any religion. In Hebrews 11:1 it says, What is faith? It is the confident...

Christianity--Prayers: prayer journal writer's block, prayer journal, name of jesus
prayer journal, name of jesus, father god: Hello Emily, How are you? I know that you are going through a rough time but let me tell you this. What you are going through could be a demonic attempt to stop you from recieving a blessing who knows but maybe the enemy is afraid of you writing down...

Christianity--Prayers: prayer journal writer's block, prayer journal, journal writer
prayer journal, journal writer, keeping a journal: I understood your question just fine. Your question clearly doesn t say ANYTHING about praying to God about your fears -- you simply say that you write them down in some journal -- which is NOT the same as praying. And you aren t trusting God enough. Most...

Christianity--Prayers: prayer journal writer's block, whole armor of god, spiritual wickedness
whole armor of god, spiritual wickedness, rulers of the darkness: Dear Emily, first off I want to apologize for not replying sooner. I ve been ill and haven t been online for the past couple of days. Without knowing specifics, my first thought is that you are experiencing spiritual warfare. The Bible has an excellent...

Christianity--Prayers: prayer for life spiraling downhill, delieverance, god peter
delieverance, god peter, pain pills: Dear Peter, Please forgive me for taking so long but I want you to know that dont give up on God, becasue he hasnt given up on you. God is aware of your circumstances you know, as far as you Dad is concernd make sure he knows Jesus, prehaps God will save...

Christianity--Prayers: prayer for miracles, san diego chargers, praying for a miracle
san diego chargers, praying for a miracle, game day: Dear Mark, I ve been meditating on your question. It is not an easy one to answer. Part of the problem is that we are finite beings trying to understand the mind and workings of an infinite being. No matter what analogies we try to come up with or use,...

Christianity--Prayers: prayer request, e mail address, evil tidings
e mail address, evil tidings, psalm 112: Hi Nicole, I will say a prayer for you and I want you to remember that we all have trials in life but it brings us closer to Him. One verse you might want to look at is: John 16:33 Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart, because...

Christianity--Prayers: prayer request, good cheer, milk and honey
good cheer, milk and honey, sister nicole: Dear Nicole, Do not worry my dear, as long as you are moving forward you are fine. You are a new Christian and it takes time for us to be completely delivered from a sin. As new Christian, we have to be washed by the Holy Spirit from our sins, so dont...

Christianity--Prayers: prayer request, prayer table, emotional wounds
prayer table, emotional wounds, eternal flame: CJSC? Emily I need more information to better direct my prayers. Let me explain: only God knows what is best for each of us and even though we are directed by Him to bring our prayers and petitions to Him, these are not the same. A prayer is a communication...

Christianity--Prayers: prayer request, emotional wounds, eternal flame
emotional wounds, eternal flame, god has a plan: Hi Emily, I am sorry to hear about you cand CJ. Right now the best thing to do is put it in Gods hands as it sounds you have. I will pray for you to find the one and I will pray for The Legend of the Eternal FLame. God has a plan for you and I know you...

Christianity--Prayers: prayer request, desires of your heart, dear emily
desires of your heart, dear emily, holiday cheer: Dear Emily, First please forgive me for taking so long to write back, I did not realize at first that you had written. First I want to pray that God will heal your heart because right now that is what is most important. I dont know the reason why you...

Christianity--Prayers: prayer request, prayer request, old boyfriend
prayer request, old boyfriend, godly man: Dear Emily, Sorry I did not write yesterday but I only saw this today. I read your letter and I hear your pain, I am thinking this though, when we break up with people and it is amicable we say things and mean it at the time, but your ex did not know...

Christianity--Prayers: prayer request, psalm 18, claim victory
psalm 18, claim victory, prayer request: Niclole, welcome to the family of Jesus...we all have problems with sin and temptation in our lives, the people who say they don t, are not being honest with themselves...the best way to handle it is to get into the Bible on a daily basis....one the the things...

Christianity--Prayers: A prayer or two, severe brain injury, time smile
severe brain injury, time smile, book of genesis: Angela: Thank you for the feedback. You made an additional request in your comment, but the screen cuts it off. Please e-mail me at administrations@custodiansoftime.org, so that I can follow-up with you. PREVIOUS ANSWER: You don t have to miss...

Christianity--Prayers: prayers, thoughtful reflection, power of speech
thoughtful reflection, power of speech, mother theresa: James, Your quote of Mother Teresa is the answer to your question. She was obviously speaking in hyperbole or else she would not have said anything! The point she was making, I think, is that we can t pray like chattering chipmunks just making...

Christianity--Prayers: prayers, model prayer, 1 corinthians 15
model prayer, 1 corinthians 15, sermon on the mount: Thank you so much for your question on prayer! I wanted to do some research before answering your question. You are probably aware that many Christians do not agree with any one way to pray, or in what they believe we should pray for. Some traditions have...

Christianity--Prayers: that propet!!??, prophet esaias, fiery chariot
prophet esaias, fiery chariot, voice crying in the wilderness: Kawtar, Thank you for your question. For 400 years no one in Israel had seen or heard a prophet. They had only the descriptions and stories of the Old Testament. John looked like a prophet and sounded like a prophet and so they accepted him...

Christianity--Prayers: Question on Prayer, family member, clarification
family member, clarification, blessings: It does depend on the type of issue. You should pray until there is an answer one way or the other, or you feel the Spirit directing you to stop. You have to determine your movitation for continuing to pray -- is it because you are not willing to accept...

Christianity--Prayers: Question, abandonment issues, drug addict
abandonment issues, drug addict, religion and spirituality: Well Rizzo, All I can say is this, I am glad you moved on and I am glad that your ex has moved on as well. I am not really moved by religion or spirituality. I love the Lord Jesus Christ who forgave me of all my sins even though I hurt Him, considering...

Christianity--Prayers: Retreat theme need.. Please help!, genuine prayer, prayer life
genuine prayer, prayer life, father figure: Pauline, You don t say when the retreat is or who will be there or how many sessions there will be, so I m a little uncertain of how to advise you. However, here s an idea. I have always wondered at our desire to say the Lord s Prayer (Disciple...

Christianity--Prayers: Retreat theme needed.. Please help!, standing in the gap, prayer closet
standing in the gap, prayer closet, relationship with god: That s a tough one. Ideally, a theme should be chosen according to where the people are at spiritually. But, it depends on what you want to focus on. Do you want to focus on intercessory prayer? A good theme would be Standing in the Gap. Do you want...

Christianity--Prayers: rosary, judgement seat of christ, good and faithful servant
judgement seat of christ, good and faithful servant, machanics: Dear Brandy, I prayed and asked God to help me to answer this question correctly and I am going to believe Him that I will. When it comes to praying with a rosary or any object it is unnessasary. God wants us to pray and focus on Him. Using a rosary...

Christianity--Prayers: Salvation, jesus is the only way to heaven, mystery of god
jesus is the only way to heaven, mystery of god, way to heaven: Lenin, You are making several assumptions that are not supported by Scripture or common experience. First, you assume that my answer means that the lost who never hear the gospel message will automatically be saved. That is not what I intended....

Christianity--Prayers: Salvation, way to salvation, confession of sin
way to salvation, confession of sin, journaling: That is not exactly true. The Bible teaches predestination but it is not what we typically understand it to be. God knows everything before it happens, so He knows who is going to accept Christ and who is not. So God already has a plan in place for those...

Christianity--Prayers: Show me how to pray, yellow marker, family prayer
yellow marker, family prayer, god god: No ma am. The Holy Spirit is a gentleman and WILL NOT EVER impose Himself on you on His own free will, even for something good. You have to ask for the things you desire. This is your life and your will. Not His. He is simply here to guide us and help...

Christianity--Prayers: Spiritaulism, deceased relatives, living in hell
deceased relatives, living in hell, low self esteem: Karen, Thank you for your question. I have many questions about the situation you describe. How old is your niece? Has she ever professed faith in Christ? What may have happened in her life to cause her to use the quote you mention? Is your relationship...

Christianity--Prayers: sinners prayer, sinners prayer, mouth confession
sinners prayer, mouth confession, god is the one: the reason you cannot find it in your Bible is because there isn t a sinners prayer in the Bible. All sinner s prayers are man made. This is what the Bible says: Rom 10:9 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in...

Christianity--Prayers: suicide, social security disability, major depression
social security disability, major depression, trust god: Sandra, I am not sure where to begin responding to you. I also am not sure I m qualified to deal with some of the issues you have. However, I do want to try and give you some things to think about. Believing that you truly love your husband, I...

Christianity--Prayers: suicide, social security disability, major depression
social security disability, major depression, day before yesterday: Hi, Sorry i took a little while. Remember that one of the commandments states, Thou shall not kill, that includes not killing yourself. Leviticus chapter 5 verses 17.If a soul sins and commit any of these things which are forbidden to be done by the commandments...

Christianity--Prayers: suicide, mental health diagnosis, christian counselor
mental health diagnosis, christian counselor, bronchitus: Mary, First of all, let me apologize for taking so long to answer you. I have been ill with bronchitus and the flu since Sunday. Today is the first day I have been out of the bed. I believe that suicide is not the act of a person who is in possession...

Christianity--Prayers: Thank you, praise report, honor and glory
praise report, honor and glory, witten: Dear Jannae Thank you so much for writing me back and letting me know. We do serve an awesome God who answers our prayers and I am glad that God has answered yours, I knew He would, He is too good to let us suffer for too long. Love You Sharma...

Christianity--Prayers: Thing worked out! :-), couple moments, blessed day
couple moments, blessed day, downtown chicago: Mindy, Dont think that you wasted my time, because you didn t, I know how it feels to think someone is irritated with you, I get it all the time and believe me it is uncomfortable. I am glad that it worked out for you all the same. You take care and God...

Christianity--Prayers: TITHING, retirement investing, household bills
retirement investing, household bills, act of faith: Marilyn, Thank you for your question. One-tenth is 10%. So, a tithe or one-tenth of 2,000 would be 200. Tithing on things other than income is an Old Testament principle. In the Old Testament, in fact, almost all tithing was giving one-tenth...

Christianity--Prayers: Tough times, severe brain injury, time smile
severe brain injury, time smile, godslove: Hi Angela, I am so sorry to hear about your best friend. The best advice I can give you and your friends family is to pray and keep praying. You have to put your faith in God and let His will be done. Also remember that in Heaven all will be well and...

Christianity--Prayers: I can't describe the long..., savior jesus christ, holy spirit one
savior jesus christ, holy spirit one, kingdom and the glory: Greetings Asks: I ll see what I can do for you! In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. Our Father, who art in heaven. Hallow be Thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day...

Christianity--Prayers: why can't things work out for me ever?, god doesn, wits end
god doesn, wits end, bad day: Dear Kelly, I read your letter and at the end I felt so horrible because you are in so much pain and it is evident. I know a little of what you are going through, before I married my husband that I have now I had been single for a long time but I had three...

Christianity--Prayers: thank you, kindred spirit, back ground
kindred spirit, back ground, pentecostal: Dear Jannae, Thank you for your kind letter, I will give you all of my emails as well, one is Sharmancastillo@sbcglobal.net or sharmancastillo@hotmail.com. I am non denominational, but it is more like Pentecostal or Apostolic. I love the Lord and believe...

Christianity--Prayers: unanswered prayers, kind of prayer, unanswered prayers
kind of prayer, unanswered prayers, persistent widow: Hi Emily! This is a very good question. If we look at Luke 18:1-14 we get some very good teaching on prayer. The first parable is about a persistent widow, and because of her bugging the judge he finally grants her request. The second parable goes on...

Christianity--Prayers: understanding of divorce and remarriage, divorce and remarriage, rough days
divorce and remarriage, rough days, lunch time: JoJo, This man is still in love with his wife. No matter what the Bible says or how you explain it to him, he is going to use it to back up whatever he wants to do. It s easier to blame God and His rules than to take responsibility. If he really...

Christianity--Prayers: How do you use journaling to Pray?, heart prayers, psalm 66
heart prayers, psalm 66, life pleasing to god: Hi Sherry! You have a lot of questions -- but that is good. I will try to answer them. You ask if we need to ask for forgiveness for our sins before we pray. I think there are two passages that help with this. In Psalm 66:18 it says, If I regard (cherish)...

Christianity--Prayers: I Want To Change My Ways, post partum depression, fellow christian
post partum depression, fellow christian, relationship with god: Dear Teenie, Thank You for writing me and God Bless you as well. I know how you feel but believe me you are not a bad mother at all and if you know for a fact that you are, then just stop. There is no formula at all. If it is difficult then pray and...

Christianity--Prayers: Wedding Blessing, wedding blessing, happy couple
wedding blessing, happy couple, religion: Perhaps it would be best not to remark or point out someone s religion, but rather just wish the happy couple all the best in their new lives, tell them how proud you are of them, and offer any advice you may have for them in their early years together. Religion...

Christianity--Prayers: wearing a cross, dear james, christmas day
dear james, christmas day, crosses: Dear James, No many people wear crosses who do not believe in Jesus at all. What will protect her is if she believes in the risen Christ and talks to Him. He can then intervene in given situations and protect to a certain extent. So, in a way, it protects...

Christianity--Prayers: Is he the one, matter of the heart, calm mind
matter of the heart, calm mind, time hand: Dear Donna, I will pray for you so that God will reveal to you if it is his will or not. Father, in Jesus name we come to you to let Donna have peace of mind in this matter of the heart. Lord I ask you that if it is your will, then may things come together...

Christianity--Tips for Ministers: sexual orientation, homosexual orientation, relationship with god
homosexual orientation, relationship with god, close to understanding: Dear Allen, Though you have a bondage and this is demonic and locks you into only one way of thinking, God never made you this. Demon bondages can be broken and must be broken. Once done you will be free and everything of live and live more abundantly...

Christianity--Tips for Ministers: Sermons, etc., dealing with veterans, including spouses & family, weddings and funerals, eslam
weddings and funerals, eslam, dear james: Dear James, Peace! Your question is: Would some hints for vet/mil service incl fam. I gather you wish to receive advice on either services or on how to relate to militia and their family. Is that correct? I m not sure if one should relate any differently...

Christianity--Tips for Ministers: actual christian, sexual feelings, biological development
sexual feelings, biological development, man god: Hi Anu, Thanks for this very detailed question. I am very sorry for my late response. I wrote a detailed response earlier, but some how it got lost in the system. I will try to answer you clearly and briefly. 1. God makes a specific woman for a...

Christianity--Tips for Ministers: Prophecy, jack van impe, ted armstrong
jack van impe, ted armstrong, bible prophecy: Dear Gordie, I know what you mean. So people hype things just to get an audience. I have heard of hundreds of anti Christ s. Gorbachev was the last straw. Some bible teachers are the same. Hoping up teachings to gain followers... its so sad how they...

Christianity--Tips for Ministers: starting a church, comptroller state, www irs gov
comptroller state, www irs gov, government paperwork: Jacob, Under the First Amendment you are free to organize a church without any particular government paperwork. If you would like your church s donors to deduct their gifts, or if you would like the church s revenues to be free of federal and state income...

Christianity--Tips for Ministers: How do I start my ministry?, alban institute, faith statement
alban institute, faith statement, strong faith: Terry Sue, Congratulations on your ordination. Generally the place to start in seeking support for any new enterprise is with people who know you and believe in what you are doing. You don t say much about yourself, but I can offer some questions that may...

Christianity--Tips for Ministers: Catholic church or Pentecostal church, pentecostal religion, pentecostal church
pentecostal religion, pentecostal church, existence of god: Thank you for your question. I will attempt to answer it humbly. As parents, we must encourage our children to discover their own faith in Christ. This is most difficult. Some children intentional rebel against their Christian roots merely to prove to their...

Christianity--Tips for Ministers: problem w/pastor, lord jesus christ, earliest christian church
lord jesus christ, earliest christian church, judgement call: Laurie, That s something only you can determine. I don t know all the circumstances. Personally, I cannot support what I do not believe. I cannot support a congregation, even with my attendance, if I can t trust or follow the local leaders. I do need...

Christianity--Tips for Ministers: searching for truth, nasty flu, angel from heaven
nasty flu, angel from heaven, false prophets: Hi Karol, Thank you for this great question. I am sorry for my late response. I have been very sick with a nasty flu bug. The Bible gives us several warnings and admonitions about false teachers. I will try to give you some keys to recognize them: ...

Christianity--Tips for Ministers: searching for truth?, different religions in the world, male disciples
different religions in the world, male disciples, dear madam: Dear Madam, Peace! As I clearly explained, LORD Jesus (to give Him His correct title) appoints certain men to act on his behalf in this material universe. Society (that is, the MALES of society) is divided into four classes: The Priesthood, which acts as...

Christianity--Tips for Ministers: Clergy Stoles with Doctoral Robes, clergy stoles, doctoral robes
clergy stoles, doctoral robes, priestly garb: You don t name your denomination, but generally this question arises among Reformed and other non-liturgical Protestants. Whether it is OK to wear a priestly stole over a doctoral robe is ultimately up to you. I can perhaps offer a wider context for your decision....

Christianity--Tips for Ministers: communications from heaven, sign gifts, pastor don
sign gifts, pastor don, king james version: Hi Kieth, THanks for this great question. THe Bible does not teach that every dream is a communication from heaven, but the Bible does predict that there will be sign gifts where people will have some dreams that are revelations to be interpreted. This...

Christianity--Tips for Ministers: Clergy Stoles with Doctoral Robes, clerical robes, denomination
Christianity--Tips for Ministers: Clergy Stoles with Doctoral Robes, clerical robes, denomination, doctorate

Christianity--Tips for Ministers: Paul's life, pastor don, space act
pastor don, space act, biblical references: Hi Eldridge, I am sorry for my late response. There are two references for him: Act 5:34 Then stood there up one in the council, a Pharisee, named Gamaliel, a doctor of the law, had in reputation among all the people, and commanded to put the apostles...

Christianity--Tips for Ministers: Elder Rule., pastor don, word of god
pastor don, word of god, overseer: Hi Randy, I am very sorry for my late response. If by Elder you mean Pastor, then I believe that the Bible teaches Pastor Rule. In certain matters the congregation can vote such as choosing deacons... but the Bible is clear that the Pastor(shepherd),...

Christianity--Tips for Ministers: Elder Rule, new testament church, jewish elders
new testament church, jewish elders, apostle paul: Excellent question Randy! To understand the role of elders in the Christian faith we first must be aware of their many roles as detailed in Scripture. First we can find an elder as an overseer (see 1 Peter 2.25 where bishop means overseer; elders were undersheperds...

Christianity--Tips for Ministers: Elder Rule, protective elements, voice of the spirit
protective elements, voice of the spirit, spirit of god: Dear Randy, Actually its Holy Spirit rule that counts..elders and deacons are administrative and protective elements to help order and unify the social life of the body of Christ....Elders representing the fathers and deacons or congregation representing...

Christianity--Tips for Ministers: Elder Rule, eslam, question sir
eslam, question sir, popular vote: Dear Randy, Peace! Thanks for your question sir. Before I answer your question please permit me to ask one simple question first. Should this planet operate under God s Rule or by popular vote? I think you can probably guess what the answer to your...

Christianity--Tips for Ministers: Elder rule, new testament book, traditional christian churches
new testament book, traditional christian churches, mutual accountability: Great question. Paul asks his young evangelists to appoint Elders in every place. But, these were not Elders as we see in many denominations or congregations today. These men were spiritual guides or overseers. What we have today in most traditional Christian...

Christianity--Tips for Ministers: calling help, camp 3, going to college
camp 3, going to college, tongs: Thank you for telling more about your experience. It may be a sign that you will be a pastor--or you may find yourself using your gifts of speech, writing, and interpretation in ways you have yet to imagine. Luckily, at 15 you have plenty of time to think...

Christianity--Tips for Ministers: Developing the gift ot Teaching, prayer meditation, prayer and meditation
prayer meditation, prayer and meditation, spiritual factor: Great question. I think often others who are spiritual recognize spiritual gifts in us before we recognize them. The greatest way to develop the gift of teaching is by studying the inspired word. Notice that studying means more than reading. It involves...

Christianity--Tips for Ministers: Salvation, believing in god, man of god
believing in god, man of god, holy spirit: Thanks for your sincere question. I would say that you answered your own question. Yes, I believe God has forgiven you. We have all followed Satan at one time holding God in total disregard. See Romans 6. But, when we believed and obeyed God then God gave...

Christianity--Tips for Ministers: Closeness to God, Questions, trials
Questions, trials, feelings: That happens more often than I’d care to admit. I believe that if someone tells you that their life is always full of fun, everything is just so fantastic that they almost can’t stand it, and that life couldn’t be any better, someone is either in denial or...

Christianity--Tips for Ministers: Salvation., barack obama, kind of heart
barack obama, kind of heart, relationship with god: No, I would not say you have lost your virginity but you have certainly lost some innocence. Simply ask God to forgive you. And, do not follow your lusts. Follow the Spirit. Get you needs met in healthy ways. Seek the company of those who are also listening...

Christianity--Tips for Ministers: Virginity and Salvation., presence of god, joy and peace
presence of god, joy and peace, peace and joy: All sexuality outside of marriage is described as sin in Scripture. Christians who are led by the Spirit pursue lives of holiness. In other words, we desire the peace and presence of God above sensuality and fleshly desire. One should strive to be sexually...

Christianity--Tips for Ministers: Prophesy, prophetic poems, thirsday
prophetic poems, thirsday, days god: Donna, You could very well be correct. I think there is plenty of biblical examples where God has traveling prophets who come in totally unknown with a special message for local congregations or the Body of Christ universally! If you believe we are living...

Christianity--Tips for Ministers: Searching for a Baptist Preacher, God, Lord Jesus
God, Lord Jesus, Scripture: Dear Madam, Peace! Thank you for your question. Did the Apostles vote for who would be the Messiah or did the Lord God send his Son Jesus Christ to preach to the twelve disciples? Voting for who is to be a minister/preacher is akin to voting for who...

Christianity--Tips for Ministers: marrying an older woman, physical incapacity, missionary priests
physical incapacity, missionary priests, religious cults: Dear Sir, Peace! Thank you for your question. Marriage is the physical, emotional, intellectual and spiritual union of a man with one or more women. They should be brought together by the parents and some sort of ceremony performed. If that is impossible...

Christianity--Tips for Ministers: pastors managing church finances, double honour, romans 12
double honour, romans 12, 1 timothy 5: Absolutely not. While this may seem quite definitive, some would claim that God s Word is not as clear on this subject of church finances as I make it out to be; nevertheless, let s allow God s Word to speak for itself. 1 Timothy 5:17 tells us - Let the...

Christianity--Tips for Ministers: Question?, non-believer, sealed
non-believer, sealed, Holy Spirit: Luke 12:10 And whosoever shall speak a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him: but unto him that blasphemeth against the Holy Ghost it shall not be forgiven. This verse, along with a few others like it, address a sin which was identified with...

Christianity--Tips for Ministers: Rapture, Rapture
Rapture: Hi Again Deb, The phrase in verse 17 is unique in the Greek and is translated caught up . This is literally a snatching away. The word rapture means to be snatched away, caught up. In order to convey this event as different from Christ s return and...

Christianity--Tips for Ministers: Salvation., blaspheme, Holy Spirit
blaspheme, Holy Spirit, trust: Yes, the Son of Man is the Lord Jesus Christ. I apologize for adding an explanation as to why blaspheming the Son of Man (Jesus) is pardonable but blaspheming the Holy Spirit is not. In short, it is the FAILURE to accept the Holy Spirit s invitation to trust...

Christianity--Tips for Ministers: Trinity, Cubit, Psalms
Cubit, Psalms, Proverbs: There are three books that most Bible Teachers, and, after they have read them, believers, seem to like for learning about God. The Psalms are full of joyful wisdom that will aid you in searching out your souls needs. the book of Proverbs is really personal,...

Christianity--Tips for Ministers: Salvation., unconquerable spirit, unnecessary fear
unconquerable spirit, unnecessary fear, mistaken beliefs: There are several verses in our Bibles that speak to being alone with God, a kind of meditation. The good news is that there are benefits to it. Joshua 1:8 tells us, “This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein...

Christianity--Tips for Ministers: Salvation., Light, peace
Light, peace, prayer: Well, I suppose we could end up second-guessing everything that we might not fully understand; however, I would rather err on the positive side. By that I mean - my Bible tells me that God is light -we can find that in 1 John 1:5: This then is the message...

Christianity--Tips for Ministers: Salvation., god is god, faith in god
god is god, faith in god, paraphase: This is not something I can decide for you. You must decide this. You know whether you have the Holy Spirit in you. God only gives his Holy Spirit to those who belong to him. So, if you have the Holy Spirit then there is no reason, in my humble opinion, to...

Christianity--Tips for Ministers: Salvation., Blasphemy, salvation
Blasphemy, salvation, unpardonable: Blasphemy against the Holy Spirit (God) is generally addressed in four different ways: 1.) The Roman Catholic Church teaches that the unpardonable sin is ‘suicide’. It is customary for Catholics to have administered to them Extreme Unction (Last Rights)(Anointing...

Christianity--Tips for Ministers: Starting a ministry, tax exempt number, 1 corinthians 14
tax exempt number, 1 corinthians 14, lord jesus christ: Greetings in the precious Name of our Lord Jesus Christ! First, my prayers are with you and any that may have joined you in your ministering the Gospel of our Lord. When finances of a ministry are concerned, there are two camps: there are those who claim...

Christianity--Tips for Ministers: Starting a ministry, www irs gov, would like people
www irs gov, would like people, gov agencies: Greetings, You are right to hesitate before accepting gifts till you are sure your donors can deduct them. You may also want your ministry to be exempt from state and local taxes. Here is a website you should visit to get started on the federal exemption:...

Christianity--Tips for Ministers: Darwinism and Christianity, abrahamic religions, genetic drift
abrahamic religions, genetic drift, evolution 8: Dear PJA, I am both a biologist and minister of God. Charles Darwin wrote the Origin of the Species , like Einstein he could have got things wrong but some of what he found out was the undeniable truth. I have to answer this question my way... sorry...

Christianity--Tips for Ministers: Ministers, distinct individuality, religious circles
distinct individuality, religious circles, selfish desires: Dear Sir, Peace! Thank you for your follow-up question. All religious traditions, including those such as the Bahai Faith and Sikhism who claim to have no clergy, do in fact have religious leaders as mentioned in the scripture I sent you. Whether such spiritual...

Christianity--Tips for Ministers: new building, religious exemption, rented property
religious exemption, rented property, tax exemption: Religious exemption from property tax is a complex matter of state and local law, so your main resource will be your local taxing authorities and an attorney experienced with such matters locally. In general, rented property can be taken off the property...

Christianity--Tips for Ministers: Church Finances, finance, church governance
finance, church governance: Tony, Your concerns are important ones that call for a careful but frank response. Often when a church grows, it continues with informal practices that may have seemed harmless at first, but can pose real dangers when more money is involved. No one should...

Christianity--Tips for Ministers: End of the World, Prophet, End Times
Prophet, End Times, Religion: Dear Ini, Peace! Although you have asked this question in the Tips for Ministers category, I ll still provide a curt answer. The end of the world comes when a person leaves his body. The end of this planet will occur once the moral decadence and environmental...

Christianity--Tips for Ministers: Party coming up, morals values, mennonite church
morals values, mennonite church, disrespectful manner: Hi Claudia, Thank you for this question. If this party centers around smoking pot and drinking, you are absolutely right to avoid it and tell your husband not to go too. If this party is all about this type of behavior, then your attendance is approval...

Christianity--Tips for Ministers: Injury, root of bitterness, hebrews 12
root of bitterness, hebrews 12, unmerited favor: Donna, first allow me to apologize to you for such a late answer. I just now discovered your question. Although it appears to be more a statement. And, one with which I whole-heartedly agree! The writer of Hebrews, in my humble opinion, is talking about...

Christianity--Tips for Ministers: dealing with sickness, gall bladder, brother ed
gall bladder, brother ed, stomach problems: Brother Ed, When the pastor gets sick, the congregation often responds as a child might to an ailing parent. A few may be mature enough to see you as a person and respond with real compassion, but most revert to the most primal of fears: Who will take care...

Christianity--Tips for Ministers: dealing with sickness, lord jesus christ, gall bladder
lord jesus christ, gall bladder, stomach problems: Dear Sir, Peace! Thank you for your question. When history s greatest teacher and preacher Lord Jesus Christ taught His children (we are all God s children, even Satan) there were two aspects to his preaching: The hard truths that we hate to hear about...

Christianity--Tips for Ministers: Homosexuality, bible truth, cause god
bible truth, cause god, pastor don: Hi Candace, Thank you for this great question. I am so very sorry that my response is so late! Let me start by being very clear, homosexuality is wrong. It is a sin and it is a choice. God hates the sin but loves the sinner. Jesus died for this sin...

Christianity--Tips for Ministers: Bible tests of a prophet, dreamer of dreams, bible tests
dreamer of dreams, bible tests, prophet speaketh: Hi Georgia, Thank you for this great question. There are several things we can consider in testing a prophet. 1. Does the prophet have 100% accuracy. If they do not, they are not of God. Deuteronomy 18:20-22 20 But the prophet, which shall presume...

Christianity--Tips for Ministers: tax exempt ministries, tax, fraud
tax, fraud: From the information you give, the arrangement certainly looks fishy. IRS oversight of congregations is looser than for other charities, but the same essential criteria apply. You can learn more about these by downloading the IRS tax guide on the subject:...

Christianity--Tips for Ministers: ministry name and tagline, church of nigeria anglican communion, biblical ministry
Christianity--Tips for Ministers: ministry name and tagline, church of nigeria anglican communion, biblical ministry, church of nigeria

Christianity--Tips for Ministers: ministry name ane tagline, knee mail, prayer can change your life
knee mail, prayer can change your life, lord jesus christ: Okay...interesting...I ll give you some thoughts just off the top of my head here... 2nd Chance Ministries When you put Jesus first...every second counts... Matt 5:41 In HIS Hands Ministry HE is the potter...I am the clay Luke 13:13 Carpentry...

Christianity--Tips for Ministers: ministry name and tagline, lord jesus christ, biblical counseling
lord jesus christ, biblical counseling, questions about god: Dear Sir, Peace! Thanks for your question. You mentioned that you have a mission from God. Therefore, I suggest you ask God to inspire a name for your ministry, or do you doubt that God will answer you if you ask Him/Her for a sign or a word? Bye, ...

Christianity--Tips for Ministers: ministry name and tagline, lord jesus christ, biblical counseling
lord jesus christ, biblical counseling, questions about god: Dear Tom, The most important challenge in starting a new ministry is to get to know the people you hope to reach, so that you can communicate with them in terms of the things they are already looking for. To put the same point differently, the most common...

Christianity--Tips for Ministers: ministry name and tagline, lord jesus christ, biblical counseling
lord jesus christ, biblical counseling, ministry name: Hi Tom, Thank you for this very interesting question. I may suggest one or two, but I think that this is something very personal. You should get before God and find out what He lays on your heart. One way to prime the pump or your thinking is to read...

Christianity--Tips for Ministers: ministry name and tagline, lord jesus christ, bible answers
lord jesus christ, bible answers, biblical counseling: Dear Tom, Well its normally a private matter to choose a name, something like Bible Answers . and tag line Answers . Are you wanting to use this in your local community as a real live ministry or a virtual ministry? I understand both just...

Christianity--Tips for Ministers: Is the God of the Bible an Imposter?, distinct individuality, god of man
distinct individuality, god of man, religious circles: Dear Mr. Wilbur, Peace! Thanks for your question but it seems you would rather try to teach us priests than learn from us. If I am mistaken, then I invite you to carefully consider the following teachings which come directly from the God of all gods. ...

Christianity--Tips for Ministers: Is the God of the Bible an Imposter?, God, Bible
God, Bible: If you begin by thinking--as some churches teach--that the Bible is one book, perfect and consistent in every detail, then you can easily find passages in the Bible that shock you. The Bible actually is many books, written by different people at different...

Christianity--Tips for Ministers: Is the God of the Bible an imposter?, distinct individuality, god of man
distinct individuality, god of man, religious circles: Dear Mr. Wilbur, Peace! Thanks for your question but it seems you would rather try to teach us priests than learn from us. If I am mistaken, then I invite you to carefully consider the following teachings which come directly from the God of all gods. ...

Christianity--Tips for Ministers: immorality, public scrutiny, dangerous problem
public scrutiny, dangerous problem, restoration business: Dear Pastor, What rules does your denomination have concerning this issue? God would that you forsake this immorality and be healed and everything be covered than exposed. Exposed is only useful for when something is purposely being hidden, with intent...

Christianity--Tips for Ministers: minister sexual misconduct, dastardly deed, eslam
dastardly deed, eslam, spiritual strength: Dear Sir, Peace! Adulterers deserve to be put to death for their heinous crime. Confess your sin to your wife and to your master. If you don t have the spiritual strength to commit suicide then at least stop pretending to be something you are not: you...

Christianity--Tips for Ministers: sexual misconduct, public confession, legitimate cause
public confession, legitimate cause, fellow christian: I m so sorry that you have disappointed yourself, your God, and your family. The good news is that God s grace can cover all of this. However, your wife and family may not be as forgiving. Sexual sin is the only legitimate cause for divorce. This could be...

Christianity--Tips for Ministers: Codependency, genuine compassion, ayn rand
genuine compassion, ayn rand, devotees: It takes a lot of wisdom to know when it is best to help and not to help. Because you do not want to enable someone in their weakness. Paul was very plain. If a man was not willing to work he was not to be fed. That s harsh to some but we are expected at some...

Christianity--Tips for Ministers: spiritual gifts, physical sphere, oiji board
physical sphere, oiji board, dear madam: Dear Madam, Peace! Thank you for your question, despite its irrelevance to this particular category (Tips for Ministers). I apologize for the late response as I am currently in the process of migrating overseas. There is no doubt that individuals have...

Christianity--Tips for Ministers: Can a Believer Lose his Salvation?, rebellious heart, true believer
rebellious heart, true believer, child of god: Everyone who is a true believer has received the Holy Spirit. That one is considered a child of God. Can a child of God so sin as to lose his salvation? I believe he can. Allow me to explain. With the help of God through the indwelling Spirit a Christian...

Christianity--Tips for Ministers: Hope and Faith, lagos nigeria, hope and faith
lagos nigeria, hope and faith, faith hope: I am often asked what is the difference between hope and faith? We actually need both hope and faith working in tandem in our lives. Hope is a dream of something that is either wanted or needed—but faith is what turns that dream into a substance or reality....

Christianity--Tips for Ministers: Hope / Faith, lagos nigeria, confident expectation
lagos nigeria, confident expectation, hope and faith: Hello, Thanks for this great question. The best that I can tell, faith is simply taking God at His word.... believing. Hope is the confident assurance that the faith we have will one day be fulfilled... a confident expectation. Both words are closely...

Christianity--Tips for Ministers: previous question, clergy tax, church elders
clergy tax, church elders, self employment taxes: Dear Kathy, I see two questions in your message. One is whether your Pastor is at risk for the way he handles his taxes, and the other is whether you may be at risk for the way you are managing his compensation in behalf of the church. Both are serious...

Christianity--Tips for Ministers: Is it possible to becoome a Minister without formal education?, revelation chapter 1, apostle john
revelation chapter 1, apostle john, degree in sociology: The Apostle John writes in the Book of Revelation, Chapter 1, we are a kingdom of priests . How can we NOT teach, preach and minister since we have all been called by Christ and given His Holy Spirit? We must! Otherwise, we might burst out in praise and thanksgiving...

Christianity--Tips for Ministers: Financial income for a pastor, seminary school, homeless outreach
seminary school, homeless outreach, prudent decisions: V, It sounds to me as though you are doing your best to make prudent decisions as you step toward following your call to ministry. Not quitting your job till you have found a way to earn a living in your new calling is sensible. So is seeking advice from...

Christianity--Tips for Ministers: Financials income for a pastor
God s word doesn t preclude a pastor from being compensated or for working a job outside the ministry. However, I would discourage the idea of doing weddings for money as you will be labeled as being a hack. The best advice I can give, is get with your...

Christianity--Tips for Ministers: Abraham, bible isaiah, faith abraham
bible isaiah, faith abraham, hebrews 11: Hi Daniel, Thanks for this great question. I believe that the New Testament gives us some light on this subject. Hebrews 11:17-19 17 By faith Abraham, when he was tried, offered up Isaac: and he that had received the promises offered up his only begotten...

Christianity--Tips for Ministers: appropriate homosexual behavior, church denominations, tennis lesson
church denominations, tennis lesson, principles of behavior: Hi Mary, Let me see if I can offer some perspective. One of the statements that you made really stands out for me. Who would want to take a tennis lesson from a coach that plays worse than you and get your game mumbled up. Its interesting that you say...

Christianity--Tips for Ministers: Beginning a young ministry., pentecostal holiness church, independent fundamental baptist
pentecostal holiness church, independent fundamental baptist, personal holiness: Hi Tim, I am sorry for my late response. I am not sure about Pentecostal schools that are available by correspondence or on line, but I do know of a good independent fundamental Baptist School. Baptist College of America. www.bca.edu They have standards...

Christianity--Tips for Ministers: Bible or by-laws?, s pastor, volunteer youth
s pastor, volunteer youth, pastor don: Hi Carl, Thank you for this question. Ordination is a local church issue. The most Biblical thing as I understand it, would be for the church that you attend now to ordain you, if it feels that you are called to the ministry. Paul started attending church...

Christianity--Tips for Ministers: Bible/Science, gerald schroeder, bible science
gerald schroeder, bible science, biblical wisdom: Interesting to say the least.... I read some of his articles a few months ago, and a few more before answering this question. I find it hard to believe that anyone with an education can look at the way he translates the Torah, and Biblical history and honestly...

Christianity--Tips for Ministers: Buddha, buddha figurine, protection model
buddha figurine, protection model, first commandment: How can you ask an idol to help you and think it could be right? The first commandment... no other gods before me ...? Who cares whether it was god s way or the devil s way...to ask a idol to help you goes against every christian premise in the book....

Christianity--Tips for Ministers: bible, foolish questions, pastor don
foolish questions, pastor don, mary magdalene: Hi Higgy, Thanks for this question. Here is a verse to consider: Titus 3:9 9 But avoid foolish questions, and genealogies, and contentions, and strivings about the law; for they are unprofitable and vain. The King James Version, (Cambridge: Cambridge)...

Christianity--Tips for Ministers: Changing churches over a disagreement., titles of nobility, biblical proof
titles of nobility, biblical proof, biblical question: Jason, Thanks for the question. I ll try to answer your question. This is a personal decision you must make. Leaving a congregation or denomination is not a biblical question. It s more of personal choice and preference. You are a Christian through faith...

Christianity--Tips for Ministers: Church Bulletin help, alban institute, accessible tool
alban institute, accessible tool, model document: The best way to pound out a bulletin quickly is to prepare a template so that most of the work is done already. The best starting place is a completed bulletin that was done in a way you like. In MS Word, you can either use an official template or simply...

Christianity--Tips for Ministers: Church Bulletin help, accessible tool, pastor don
accessible tool, pastor don, desk top: Hi John, I recently made a funeral buletin too. My favorite tood is Microsoft Publisher. I do our weekly bulletins on it. We are a small church so not only am I the Pastor, but I am the church secretary! I last week s bulletin on my desk top so all...

Christianity--Tips for Ministers: Church planting, pastor don, church planter
pastor don, church planter, community colleges: Hi Fred, God bless you in your efforts! I do not have a specific answer but I do have some suggestions. If your church is already formed, then you are a non-profit organization and businesses can write off donations to you. I have heard of some churches...

Christianity--Tips for Ministers: Confusion over the whole Bible, heaven and hell, pastor don
heaven and hell, pastor don, almighty father: Hi Teng, I am not sure that I will ever be able to give you a satisfactory answer to an infinite concept of God s Soverign perfection since we all have nothing but finite minds and logic with which to perceive any answer. I can say that if you have not...

Christianity--Tips for Ministers: church hierarchy, church hierarchy, sec of defense
church hierarchy, sec of defense, pastor don: Hi Augusto, These are great questions, unfortunately they are outside of my realm of expertise. I am an expert in Biblical matters, and things pertaining to Protestant oriented practice. The Bible makes no mention of Nuns. In the new Testament, there...

Christianity--Tips for Ministers: church hierarchy, roman catholic church, church hierarchy
roman catholic church, church hierarchy, vatican ii: I m assuming that your question refers to the Roman Catholic Church. Protestant, Orthodox, and other churches have their own structures and are quite different from the Catholic Church. I m not really an expert on this, but I ll tell you what I think...

Christianity--Tips for Ministers: church planting, worship bible study, public worship
worship bible study, public worship, church planting: In starting a new church, it makes sense to keep expenses low in any way you can. The current thinking about new church starts is to gather a large group before starting to hold public worship. Bible study or similar activities are a good way to do this. Then...

Christianity--Tips for Ministers: conflict with youth minstry partner, youth minstry, poor judgement
youth minstry, poor judgement, dodge ball: Dear Dawn, This is a complicated situation! You care passionately about your ministry, have serious concerns about Doug and Lana, but do not feel supported by the senior pastor. Because I know how hard it can be to be objective when you re in the middle...

Christianity--Tips for Ministers: Depressed and want to give up, inappropriate guilt, quiet meditation
inappropriate guilt, quiet meditation, promises of god: Thanks for giving me a chance to speak with you. Let me try to address this problem with guilt. Did you receive the Holy Spirit when you believed? If you received the Holy Spirit then you can know for certain God has forgiven you whether you feel it or...

Christianity--Tips for Ministers: Drinking, wounds without cause, addictive personality
wounds without cause, addictive personality, 1 corinthians 6: Hi Trey, Thanks for this great question. I believe that there are several things to consider. 1. The control factor 1 Corinthians 6:12 12 All things are lawful unto me, but all things are not expedient: all things are lawful for me, but I will...

Christianity--Tips for Ministers: divorce/ remarriage, sexual impurity, committing adultery
sexual impurity, committing adultery, wonderful god: Thanks for your question. I will do my best to answer. You were actually never married to this man if he had previously been joined to another. You were never married in the eyes of civil (United States) law if he had a previous wife or wives from whom...

Christianity--Tips for Ministers: Elders in the church, testament pattern, 7 deacons
testament pattern, 7 deacons, pastor don: Hi David, THanks for thsi question. If by elders, you mean a pastor, then I believe that a Pastor is required in order to fulfill the New Testament pattern of a local church. If you mean deacons, then no, they are not required. The church at Jerusalem...

Christianity--Tips for Ministers: Faith, child out of wedlock, hebrews 11
child out of wedlock, hebrews 11, abraham and sara: Hello, thanks for your question. I will do my best to answer you. Abraham is commended in Scripture for his faith in obeying God when he called him out of his home to the land of promise. He is also commended in Scripture for his faith in offering up his...

Christianity--Tips for Ministers: Changing churches over a disagreement., god loves a cheerful giver, tithe
Christianity--Tips for Ministers: Changing churches over a disagreement., god loves a cheerful giver, tithe, bible

Christianity--Tips for Ministers: Organization of church governing body, hotchkiss, alban
Christianity--Tips for Ministers: Organization of church governing body, hotchkiss, alban, governance

Christianity--Tips for Ministers: Preaching and Teaching, mysteries of the kingdom, preacher
Christianity--Tips for Ministers: Preaching and Teaching, mysteries of the kingdom, preacher, truth

Christianity--Tips for Ministers: pastor uses wrong name, proper pronunciation, place priority
Christianity--Tips for Ministers: pastor uses wrong name, proper pronunciation, place priority, priority placement

Christianity--Tips for Ministers: About people like Benny Hinn, dead faith, faith without works
Christianity--Tips for Ministers: About people like Benny Hinn, dead faith, faith without works, relationship with god

Christianity--Tips for Ministers: Scientology, cult member, different religions
Christianity--Tips for Ministers: Scientology, cult member, different religions, refernces

Christianity--Tips for Ministers: Tithe and offerings, casino winnings, tithes
Christianity--Tips for Ministers: Tithe and offerings, casino winnings, tithes, gross income

Christianity--Tips for Ministers: Tithes andTax deductions, tithe, rich man
Christianity--Tips for Ministers: Tithes andTax deductions, tithe, rich man, mite

Christianity--Tips for Ministers: women being pastores, son jesus christ, god the holy spirit
Christianity--Tips for Ministers: women being pastores, son jesus christ, god the holy spirit, galatians 3

Christianity--Tips for Ministers: writing sermons, sermons, god
Christianity--Tips for Ministers: writing sermons, sermons, god

Christianity--Tips for Ministers: youth pastor/ asst pastor, craig harper, bible
Christianity--Tips for Ministers: youth pastor/ asst pastor, craig harper, bible, jesus

Christianity--Tips for Ministers: finding a good ministry college, women pastors, college seminary
women pastors, college seminary, suitable mate: Dear Ashley: I assume that you may be female. Unfortunately, not all denominations have women pastors. Therefore, being in a denomination that does is important, in your case. After being trained, there comes the task of finding and securing a church. This...

Christianity--Tips for Ministers: General question, tithes and offerings, windows of heaven
tithes and offerings, windows of heaven, lord of hosts: In our church, we run indepentalyly from any other organization and we operate solely on the tithes given by our members. Do not forget....the command of scriptures is to give 10% of ones income to the Lord...that is plenty enough to run a church on. Malachi...

Christianity--Tips for Ministers: Gods Care of hsi people, obedience to god, god care
obedience to god, god care, lovely family: Dear Donald, You are absolutely not alone. I am no theist. I do not believe God spun this world into existence and then abandoned us to fend for ourselves. That s not what a Loving Father would do. Would you do that to your children? Jesus said, If...

Christianity--Tips for Ministers: Grace, righteousness of god, lord jesus christ
righteousness of god, lord jesus christ, zero sum gain: Hi KT Thanks for this great question. The best way I can explain grace is through an acrostic: God s Riches At Christ s Expense We are sinners, deserving judgement. In light of that God has mercy on us. Mercy is not getting what we deserve....

Christianity--Tips for Ministers: Grace, righteousness of god, means of grace
righteousness of god, means of grace, gift of god: Hi Febian, Thank you for this question. According to the Bible, there is only one way that we can receive the grace of God, and that is through faith. There are no works actions, rites, or rituals that will enable us to merit the grace of God. ...

Christianity--Tips for Ministers: great man of Bible, sunday school material, bible characters
sunday school material, bible characters, personal survey: Hi, Are you looking for Sunday School material, or a curriculum? If you are I suggest that you visit: www.faithforthefamily.com THere are a some great studies found there. Personally I like to do those kind of studies based upon a personal survey of...

Christianity--Tips for Ministers: help, faithful disciples, joining church
faithful disciples, joining church, brother don: Dear Brother Don: Rejoice that you have been successful in reaching these people. We do not enter the Kingdom of God full grown. Disciples can disappoint our expectations and God s. He is willing to take a chance and so should we. Some will not last, but...

Christianity--Tips for Ministers: help, sibling rivalry, presbyterian church
sibling rivalry, presbyterian church, time church: What would you do? Don, I only hope I would do just what you are doing. I salute you for keeping your eye on the real purpose of ministry, which is to transform lives for the better. You re right, though, to be concerned that established members of...

Christianity--Tips for Ministers: hey, full time job, bible theology
full time job, bible theology, christian traditions: Higgy, congratulations it sounds to me like you are being called! You are truly blessed. Also, thanks for serving our country! God is calling you to a deeper relationship with him. Use this time to study God s word and spend as much time with him as you...

Christianity--Tips for Ministers: Intelligent Design, religious dogma, biblical god
religious dogma, biblical god, intelligent desing: Dear Sir, Peace! Thanks for your question. For someone who has no formal training in Theology I am rather impressed by your rationale. The main thing I can teach you in this regards is this: Parents are SOLELY responsible for the education of their offspring....

Christianity--Tips for Ministers: Islam-Muslims, word religion, jupitor
word religion, jupitor, true happiness: Dear Steven, Peace! The word religion originates from the Latin verb religare meaning to join or unite . Thus, religion means to unite with the Supreme. There is but ONE religion sir: love. The essence of love is the desire for all living beings...

Christianity--Tips for Ministers: Jonathan Edwards, hands of an angry god, sinners in the hands of an angry god
hands of an angry god, sinners in the hands of an angry god, jonathan edwards: It has been said that this particular sermon was read in a quiet monotone monotonous voice.... but the power of the Spirit was so great that people cried out during the message, clinging to the pew lest the floor open and Hell would swallow them alive. ...

Christianity--Tips for Ministers: jesus, pastor don, scripture
pastor don, scripture, invitation: Hi Jane, I am not sure what scripture you are searching for, but I can recall Jesus invitation for all to come unto him....at least everyone that labors and is heavy laden. Matthew 11:28-30 I hope that is the one you are looking for. In CHrist...

Christianity--Tips for Ministers: When to Leave A Ministry, discovering your spiritual gifts, servant heart
discovering your spiritual gifts, servant heart, volunteer youth: If you are a volunteer, I don t see what would be the big problem leaving. I would simply be honest and say, I really appreciate being allowed to help in the ministry but I feel God is calling me elsewhere. When you have someone to take over my responsibilities,...

Christianity--Tips for Ministers: Lost, lord of hosts, far country
lord of hosts, far country, younger son: Hi Gene, God is waiting for you to turn to Him. If you simply turn toward Him....then He will run to meet you. If you truly were saved...this has never changed...you are still His son..but you have moved far from Him. Zechariah 1:3 3 Therefore say...

Christianity--Tips for Ministers: leadership, faith journey, credibility
faith journey, credibility, christians: From my experience of young people, I would say that the most important thing is to accept them as they are. Of course you have an idea where you want to lead them, but teenagers respond best to adults who listen to them first. They will test you by saying...

Christianity--Tips for Ministers: leadership, holy ghost, pastor don
holy ghost, pastor don, local churches: Hi, thanks for this great question. We find that the Bible gives us several commandments about spreading the truth all over the world. Acts 1:8 8 But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto...

Christianity--Tips for Ministers: Making sense, soul and spirit, psychiatrist
soul and spirit, psychiatrist, perception: I am not a psychiatrist. So, I feel this is outside my realm of expertise. As a student of psychology, and student of inspired Scripture, I would answer your question, No. Man is more than merely a brain and a body. Perception, understanding, and conception...

Christianity--Tips for Ministers: Marriage and ministers, peace and happiness, dear madam
peace and happiness, dear madam, eslam: Dear Madam, Peace! Thank you for you question. I don t see how it is possible to quantify happiness. TRUE peace and happiness is not dependant on any temporal circumstance. Therefore, marriage in itself cannot govern one s happiness. Happy New Year,...

Christianity--Tips for Ministers: Minister's Role In The Body of Christ, elders of the church, mature leader
elders of the church, mature leader, theq: Hi Patricia, Thank you for this great question. THere are several things that point to the funciton of the Pastor in the Body of CHrist, the local church. First of all the names for pastor give us some indication of what they are to do. There are three...

Christianity--Tips for Ministers: I'm asking this with an opinon..., blasphemy against the holy ghost, satan cast out satan
blasphemy against the holy ghost, satan cast out satan, jesus is lord: Hi, I believe that chat is commonly known as the unpardonable sin, and sin that leads to death are tow different things. The unpardonable sin is found in Matthew and it is important that we understand the entire context. Matthew 12:22-32 22 Then was...

Christianity--Tips for Ministers: Can I be a minister?, master of divinity, master of divinity degree
master of divinity, master of divinity degree, faith group: In the United States, religious organizations determine their own standards for ordination. The process varies by denomination or faith group. Sometimes congregations ordain, sometimes regional or national bodies or their leaders so so. Rabbis are ordained...

Christianity--Tips for Ministers: Organization of church governing body, alban institute, board organization
alban institute, board organization, lively conversation: Dear Joyce, How wonderful to get a question by way of AllExperts on a subject on which I m actually trying to become an expert! Every congregation is different, and I doubt there will ever be a resource on board organization that fits all. I am writing...

Christianity--Tips for Ministers: The Passion of the Christ, roger ebert and richard roeper, pier paolo pasolini
roger ebert and richard roeper, pier paolo pasolini, italian director: Thanks for your question. I am happy to answer it. I am certain everyone has strong feelings about this movie. The gospel affects all persons differently. It must always be shared in truth and love. I have 3 children. They are all grown. Were they...

Christianity--Tips for Ministers: The Passion of the Christ, roger ebert and richard roeper, pier paolo pasolini
roger ebert and richard roeper, pier paolo pasolini, jesus is my savior: Hi Dan I have two thoughts.... First of all, i have let my older children ( 13, and 15) see it because they wanted to. My two younger children felt as did I that they would be bothered by the gore, so they did not go. I think based on all I have read...

Christianity--Tips for Ministers: Pastorate Question, great revival, bad feelings
great revival, bad feelings, current church: Dear Pastor, Peace! I live near a church which is the amalgam of three other churches, so it is not uheard of for two (or more) congregations merging successfully. To answer your second question, I suggest you personally approach both congregations and...

Christianity--Tips for Ministers: Pastorate Question, home bible studies, leadership principles
home bible studies, leadership principles, preaching ministry: Brian, I am sorry my words offended you. I commended you for your work in the Lord. When I said, You took the time with the other members because you were paid to take the time with these members. , it was not a question of your motive. It was in response...

Christianity--Tips for Ministers: Pastorate question, size congregation, doing church as a team
size congregation, doing church as a team, team atmosphere: Dear Brian, It sounds to me as though you have a pretty good handle on your situation. If you have grown so much in your own and your father s eyes as you say, then working with him again could be a step forward, not back. The only additional thought...

Christianity--Tips for Ministers: Pastorate question, great revival, bad feelings
great revival, bad feelings, pastor don: Hi Brother, I beleive that the pastors each decided to do so after much outside counsel, then they presented it to their boards, who then presented it to the people and all were in favor. The pastors took the leadership and guided and persuaded the people...

Christianity--Tips for Ministers: Pentacostal church, pentacostal church, elim fellowship
pentacostal church, elim fellowship, diety of christ: Pentacostalism is a fairly modern movement. It s origins can be found in the Holiness movement in the early 1900s. There is a greater emphasis on the gifts of the holy spirit than with most other denominations. quite frequently there are displays of gifts...

Christianity--Tips for Ministers: Preaching and Teaching, i corinthians 12, gift god
i corinthians 12, gift god, universal body: Dear M. Gaotlhobogwe, Thanks for your question. I apology for being late. I have hospitalized for a week. I am happy to humbly attempt to answer your question. In my mind, the greatest distinction between preaching is made in the New Testament. The letter...

Christianity--Tips for Ministers: Prevenient Grace, google search, theological spectrum
google search, theological spectrum, asp mid: Dear Miles: Thank you for your thoughtful though seldom asked question on Prevenient Grace (the doctrine as a topic preaching for teaching has almost disappeared in the last century. Rather than write a research paper I thought I would share some resources...

Christianity--Tips for Ministers: pastor uses wrong name, daughters name, computer print
daughters name, computer print, private conversation: LARRY - you should have a private conversation with the pastor -in his office or study) lay out the facts about the BRIDE and GROOM. If you have a computer PRINT THE NAMES IN LARGE PRINT - 18 OR 20 POINT. Tell him you do not want him to embarass himself...

Christianity--Tips for Ministers: pastoring, ample proof, jesus the christ
ample proof, jesus the christ, length width height: Thanks for the question. I will do my best to answer. There are several factors. The bigggest fact is probably that the god of this world has blinded their eyes so that they cannot see. Others are willfully ignorant. They choose not to know anything different...

Christianity--Tips for Ministers: About people like Benny Hinn, miracles and healings, angel of light
miracles and healings, angel of light, correct doctrine: Hi Danny, Thank you for this great question. It is important to understand how Satan works before we try to address this specific issue. Many expect all false teachers to be obviously flawed doctrine. Satan does not jump out of the bushes with his horns...

Christianity--Tips for Ministers: purpose of sermons, morning worship service, sunday morning worship service
morning worship service, sunday morning worship service, m services: Dear Randall: Sermons may have any number of purposes, but essentially they are intended to motivate to think or do a particular thing. As to the intended audience, that depends on each individual setting. When I was a child, it was assumed that the A.M....

Christianity--Tips for Ministers: Question, god the holy spirit, power of the devil
god the holy spirit, power of the devil, trust jesus: I think it was John Wesley who responded when asked about the Trinity, If you can explain how there is 3 candles in the room and only one light then I will explain the Trinity. Jesus said he came to explain the will of the Father. He spoke of God the Father,...

Christianity--Tips for Ministers: question, full time job, churches assistance
full time job, churches assistance, dollar budgets: Hi John, If I understand you correctly, you are wondering how churches fund themselves. For some churches, assistance comes from their national or regional bodies. However, for most churches their funding stems from donations. It sounds almost impossible...

Christianity--Tips for Ministers: question, supreme god, human thoughts
supreme god, human thoughts, spiritual training: Dear ini, Peace! Lord Jesus spoke about God in three persons: the Father, the Son (himself), and the Spirit. There is only one Supreme God but the Lord Jesus mentioned these three aspects of God in order for the average person to understand how God could...

Christianity--Tips for Ministers: RE: Feeling belonged, spiritual gifts god, supernatural guidance
spiritual gifts god, supernatural guidance, miraculous works: Jamie, I agree. I don t like it either. What I read in my Bible is that Christ intended the church to be an organism that helps and heals. Traditions often get in the way of these things. That s not God s fault. That s the fault of men and women who are more...

Christianity--Tips for Ministers: Re Faith, isaiah 40 31, hagar and ishmael
isaiah 40 31, hagar and ishmael, wings as eagles: Hi Ini, Thanks for this question. I am sorry for my late response. The holidays have me pretty busy. Abraham is a Patriarch but he is by no means perfect. In fact if you study his life from Genesis 12 on, you will see that his faith waivers and has...

Christianity--Tips for Ministers: re right church, visions and dreams, biblical revelation
visions and dreams, biblical revelation, colossians 2: Hi Desmond, Thanks for this very important question. You must find a church that believes the Bible completely. You may say....well anyone can make the Bible say what they want it too. That is not really true, observe: 2 Peter 1:20 20 Knowing this...

Christianity--Tips for Ministers: Scaren, felony conviction, honest person
felony conviction, honest person, background check: Scaren, I m sorry to be slow answering--I ve been on vacation and away from my computer this week. The advice most churches are following now is to ask for a background check on anyone who volunteers or applies for a paid position working with people...

Christianity--Tips for Ministers: Scientology, intellectual prowess, converting to islam
intellectual prowess, converting to islam, flying in the sky: Dear Brent, Peace! I can certainly understand the fact that Protestantism doesn t answer your daughter s questions. It didn t answer all of mine either. A UFO is any object flying in the sky which cannot be identified. I m sure many persons have seen such...

Christianity--Tips for Ministers: Sharing Christ to people with Marital problems, old testament book, book of ecclesiastes
old testament book, book of ecclesiastes, pursuit of god: Thank you for the opportunity to share my thoughts with you. I also appreciate your desire to share the gospel with your friend. You are correct. At the heart of our ills is a neglect to pursue a deep, meaningful relationship with God through Jesus Christ!...

Christianity--Tips for Ministers: creating a life, creating a life, dr king
creating a life, dr king, stalin: Thoughtlessly.....tough question. Any life that He allows to enter this world has a purpose and a point. Whether they were conceived thoughtlessly or not is immaterial. All life has a purpose...Hitler, Stalin, even Satan have a purpose. I m not sure...

Christianity--Tips for Ministers: spreading the Word, first sermon, purchasing a domain name
first sermon, purchasing a domain name, bible reading: Hi John, I think that you have a great idea. I have an online ministry as well: www.p2pezine.com. I d encourage you to take a look. :-) We ve been doing this for about five years and we really started where you are. Neither myself or my partner knew...

Christianity--Tips for Ministers: how do i go about starting a local church, tc 105, church planters
tc 105, church planters, practical christianity: Dear Kenn, You can find a list of resources for new church planters on the web at http://www.congregationalresources.org/ShowCat.asp?TC=105 The church planter s job is a hard one, and that it is helpful to have some strong backing from a group...

Christianity--Tips for Ministers: how do i go about starting a local church, tc 105, church planters
tc 105, church planters, practical christianity: Dear Kenn, You can find an excellent list of resources for new church planters on the web at http://www.congregationalresources.org/ShowCat.asp?TC=105 You ll find, I think, that the church planter s job is a hard one, and that it is helpful to have...

Christianity--Tips for Ministers: Tithe and offerings, tithe and offerings, testament christianity
tithe and offerings, testament christianity, correct perspective: Thank you for your question. I will do my best to humbly answer. The role of pastor is found nowhere in Scripture. Pastor is mentioned one time in the New Testament, Eph. 4. It is in reference to the role of pastor/teacher. This fits with the description...

Christianity--Tips for Ministers: Tithe and offerings, tithe and offerings, lottery winnings
tithe and offerings, lottery winnings, lottery ticket: Hello, Different people define tithing differently. Personally I see no reason lottery winnings should be treated differently from other income. It may be wrong to buy a lottery ticket (personally I think it s foolish at best) but once you ve won I see...

Christianity--Tips for Ministers: Tithe and offerings, old testement, tithe and offerings
old testement, tithe and offerings, jehovah god: Tithing is with the Old testement & has been done away with with Jesus dying on the cross. However we should give Jehovah ,God 100% of us. If you want to donate or give to your church, then give with a cheerful heart. Where the money goes after that is distributed...

Christianity--Tips for Ministers: Tithes andTax deductions, worship attendance, preparing for retirement
worship attendance, preparing for retirement, charitable deduction: You re asking an important question. If tithing feels more authentic and generous to you if you don t expect a tax break in return, then you can just not claim the deduction. There is nothing wrong or illegal about that. If you re interested in why someone...

Christianity--Tips for Ministers: Trusting God for Finances, tax exempt status, god news
tax exempt status, god news, trusting in god: A Hunter, I don t have anything against someone obtaining legitimate tax-exempt status. No, I don t think that has anything to do with your trusting or not trusting God. Many persons like to give to organizations with legitimate tax-exempt status. So, go for...

Christianity--Tips for Ministers: was she a After thought, thought god, breath of life
thought god, breath of life, passages: God had other things to give to Adam before making Eve. He gave him the responisbilities of the animals, naming them ,etc.. & when he saw the animals have someone he got lonley (I am assuming by reading the passages) So God saw this & put Adam to sleep to...

Christianity--Tips for Ministers: truth, silly notion, many different ways
silly notion, many different ways, private interpretation: Hi Carol, Thanks for this question. One could write a doctrinal thesis on your question, but I will try to keep it very simple. Feel free to come back with follow up questions if you have not found what you are looking for. 1. Truth is found in God...

Christianity--Tips for Ministers: truth, jesus is the way, lord jesus
jesus is the way, lord jesus, yahoo messenger: Dear Miss/Mrs Dissmeyer, Shalom! Since Lord Jesus is the way, the TRUTH and the life of all the world, the answer to your question appears to be straightforward. God Himself is the truth. One who loves God lives the truth. Bye, Rev. Eslam tomeslam@yahoo.com...

Christianity--Tips for Ministers: vestments, academic robes, academic robe
academic robes, academic robe, clergy robe: Great question. First of all, not all ministers do wear robes. Some preach in business suits, blue jeans, or other clothes that emphasize the similarity between them and the people they serve. Often the ministers who do this understand themselves as leaders...

Christianity--Tips for Ministers: Women Being Pastors, women preachers, galatians 3
women preachers, galatians 3, women in the pulpit: Hi Imani, Thanks for this great question. You are right! Scriptures are very clear in this matter. 1 Timothy 2:11-13 11 Let the woman learn in silence with all subjection. 12 But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man,...

Christianity--Tips for Ministers: women being pastores, male leadership, pastor don
male leadership, pastor don, 1 timothy 2: Hi Luke, Thanks for this great question. When answering a question like this it is important to note that what we think, or what I think is irrelevant. What matters is what the Bible says.... no matter what culture is doing these days. The Bible...

Christianity--Tips for Ministers: writing sermons, shasta bible college, greatness of god
shasta bible college, greatness of god, sermon preparation: Dear John: You know of course that there are whole books on sermon preparation. I mention this to show what a task you have asked me to do. However, being able to summarize is part of expertise, so I will tell you a way but obviously not all ways. Here...

Christianity--Tips for Ministers: youth pastor/ asst pastor, voluntary youth, pastor don
voluntary youth, pastor don, hebrews 13: Hi Steve, I am sorry for this late response. It would be wise to voice your concern to the pastor because he is over the flock nomatter who his son is. Hebrews 13:17 17 Obey them that have the rule over you, and submit yourselves: for they watch for...

Christianity --Youth Issues: 1 Question, analagy, care trust
analagy, care trust, young ladies: One thing I know I would like, as a teenager, would be someone who can relate to me. Try and use stories from your own life to interest them. If you just tell them, Don t do this, Don t do that, they don t care. Trust me their only thought will be what...

Christianity --Youth Issues: addictions, sexual immorality, missions trip
sexual immorality, missions trip, going on a mission: Hi Julia. First thing that you need to know right now is that God still loves you, and will never stop loving you. He loves the sinner, and hates the sin. And second of all, none of are perfect. We may look at people from the outside and think, wow, they...

Christianity --Youth Issues: About a boy, root work, step dad
root work, step dad, bad person: Hi Kt..... I hear you love, so bear with me as I try to reveal the truth to you in this matter..... Jesus gave examples, I ll give you one...... A man and woman are married. The woman becomes a Christian, but not the husband. But the husband forbids her to...

Christianity --Youth Issues: Does christianity find my relationship situation acceptable?, born again christians, different girls
born again christians, different girls, christian background: Hi JC Thanks for writing. I ll give you the best advice I can. 1)Can i enter into a serious relationship with this girl even though she is pregnant? Of course you can. If you believe as a Christian that you both are forgiven for past sins, then...

Christianity --Youth Issues: confused and terrified, teenagers having sex, sensitive topic
teenagers having sex, sensitive topic, sexual relationship: Hi Julia- Thanks for having the courage to write about a difficult and sensitive topic, espcially as a girl to a guy. I ll do my best to help. The first thing you should know is that you are not the first person to ever have this addiction, and you...

Christianity --Youth Issues: Denomic Posession, drug alcohol abuse, minnie the moocher
drug alcohol abuse, minnie the moocher, liquor establishments: Margaret- I don t think he s possessed by a demon. I honestly think he was bored after retirement, and he found a new hobby. Drinking and singing karaoke is not a problem I d be worried about unless he gets drunk every night - then I d worry that he d...

Christianity --Youth Issues: depression, genuine emotion, dear sister
genuine emotion, dear sister, emotional state: Dear sister, I believe that I can, at least to some degree, understand what you are going through. Occasionally bouts of depression can strike people for no immediately apparent reason; when ones strike -with- reason, the effect can be even harder to shake....

Christianity --Youth Issues: French Kissing, french kisses, walking in the spirit
french kisses, walking in the spirit, marriage bed: Jane- I try to answer specific questions the best I can, but I generally tell the older teens a lot more - it depends on the situation, the teen, the question. I ve actually written an essay about How Far is Too Far? Perhaps you haven t seen it in my...

Christianity --Youth Issues: Friends, crude jokes, losing a friend
crude jokes, losing a friend, true friend: I think you need to tell your friend all of that. Let her know what s going on. She may not realize what she s doing to you. Pray to God and ask him to help you find the right words to say to her. If she denies what you tell her, let her know that you...

Christianity --Youth Issues: French Kissing, girls breast, sexual intercourse
Christianity --Youth Issues: French Kissing, girls breast, sexual intercourse, virginity

Christianity --Youth Issues: Is God in the Relationship?, relationship question, guy friend
relationship question, guy friend, dear sister: Hello again. It sounds as though your guy friend s relational status with this girl is somewhat up in the air, as far as you can tell. Now, this could mean any number of things--it could mean that he s trying to be discreet about it (which sort of makes sense,...

Christianity --Youth Issues: homosexualality, homosexual orientation, relationship with god
homosexual orientation, relationship with god, close to understanding: Hi Allen, Thank you for this question. I am sorry for your pain. I am sorry that I have been so long in responding to you. I do not believe that homosexuality is a curse given you because of your parent s sin. I do believe that the Bible is clear that...

Christianity --Youth Issues: marriage issue, genesis 11, marriage issue
genesis 11, marriage issue, issue question: Dear ems.... Your right, there is no male or female in the spiritual rhelm. No Jew, or Greek either! But, maybe you haven t noticed, we are not in the heavenlies as yet, but are still in these earthly vessels..... And as you have stated yourself, even Paul...

Christianity --Youth Issues: Relationship with God.. and kid on campus, relationship with god, worship band
relationship with god, worship band, youth group: Hello, dear friend. I can see that you want to build a relationship with this beautiful person you know, and in that I see nothing wrong. I also see that you want to become a better Christian, and in that I see nothing wrong. Therefore, I fail to see your...

Christianity --Youth Issues: sexual oreintation, homosexual orientation, oreintation
homosexual orientation, oreintation, relationship with god: Although I am straight, I also have a homosexual friend. I do not discredit the fact that some people want to be gay or feel the need to be gay as they can t satisfy women, as in your case. However I do know that homosexuality is due to loneliness. Only God...

Christianity --Youth Issues: sexual orentation, homosexual orientation, testament believers
homosexual orientation, testament believers, orentation: IS HOMOSEXUALITY A SIN FOR NEW TESTAMENT BELIEVERS?[Does Jesus condemn or condone homosexuality?] It may seem strange and even foolish that I should even ask such questions. Aren t the Scriptures clear on this subject? Apparently not, if you listen to the...

Christianity --Youth Issues: sexual orientation, christian preachers, homosexual orientation
christian preachers, homosexual orientation, sexual orientation: Dear brother, You seem to be of the opinion that I, like many Christian preachers, authors, etc. of our day, believe that there is only one sexual orientation, and everything else is outright sin. This would be a misrepresentation (or perhaps a misperception)...

Christianity --Youth Issues: sexual orientation, homosexual orientation, relationship with god
homosexual orientation, relationship with god, close to understanding: First claiming to be a homosexual has nothing to do with divorce. It is possible to have a family or genetic curse run through a family that causes children to desire to be gay or homosexual. I think that it is a choice to feel the void of wanting to be loved....

Christianity --Youth Issues: sexual orientation, homosexual orientation, relationship with god
homosexual orientation, relationship with god, righteous way: Hello Allen, I will try to answer your questions as kindly & straightforward as I can. Please understand that I have no notion to put you down in any self-righteous way. None of us have a sure standing with God sown up without the possibility...

Christianity --Youth Issues: sexual orientation, homosexual orientation, relationship with god
homosexual orientation, relationship with god, close to understanding: Hi Allen, First off I want to tell you that I am LDS(Mormon). So most of what I think has come from what I have been taught in my church. I m going to tell you what I think based on my church s views and my opinions from those views. If you don t like...

Christianity --Youth Issues: sexual orientation, homosexual orientation, prediliction
homosexual orientation, prediliction, relationship with god: Allen- I can t explain why God made you the way He did, but I truly believe it was not punishment. Virtually all of us are born with a prediliction for sin, just different ones. You have the desire for sex with a man. I can t explain that any more than...

Christianity --Youth Issues: How sould we handle this?, sexual impurity, boyfriend and girlfriend
sexual impurity, boyfriend and girlfriend, sex before marriage: Kerri- I do understand your frustration, and I pray that after all the waiting that sex is not a disappointment to you. Yours indeed is an unusual situation, and I applaud you for the commitment that you ve made to one another, and also am happy you are...

Christianity --Youth Issues: teenage son, evil doings, power of a praying parent
evil doings, power of a praying parent, answers that work: Hello Deb, It is good that you are indeed trying to reach your son as reasonably as possible, these 2 Chapters from the 287 page book QUESTIONS YOUNG PEOPLE ASK--ANSWERS THAT WORK might be a tool that you can reach his heart with right principles: ...

Christianity --Youth Issues: wearing spandex, wearing spandex, kool
wearing spandex, kool, tendency: I don t think any clothing is sinful. but if the clothing causes someone to sin then I wouldn t wear it. Some people wear spandex and then a pair of shorts over it that s fine all spandex was designed for was to stay either kool or warm in any condition. but...

Christianity --Youth Issues: bad thoughts, hateful thoughts, sinful life
hateful thoughts, sinful life, bad thoughts: Hi LeRoy, Thanks for this great question. I am very sorry for my late response. If you have trusted Jesus Christ as your Savior, you have the Holy Spirit, and therefore can get victory over sin and sinful thoughts... but it will be a battle. 2 Corinthians...

Christianity --Youth Issues: bad thoughts, hateful thoughts, sinful life
hateful thoughts, sinful life, bad thoughts: Dear beloved of Christ... Believing the gospel allows the Holy Spirit to clean the vessel, and do away with the old nature, and makes the vessel ready to receive the Spirit of Christ/Holy Spirit...the New Nature. By the vessel I mean you! The old testament...

Christianity --Youth Issues: Confused, erotic clubs, nudist clubs
erotic clubs, nudist clubs, sexual thoughts: Josh- It all depends on your reaction to the naked body. Many people believe that the naked body is beautiful, as it is a creation of God. I agree. But if your reaction is to go hide in the bathroom and masturbate, then your priorities are all wrong,...

Christianity --Youth Issues: Devout Christian parents upset over tattoo, tattoos, Christians and tattoos
tattoos, Christians and tattoos: Hey Jennifer! Thank you very much for your question. This is an area of interest for me, I ll tell you why in a bit. The verse that your parents are referring to is Leviticus 19:28: Do not cut your bodies for the dead or put tattoo marks on yourselves....

Christianity --Youth Issues: A disagreement, dr s radhakrishnan, out of body experiences
dr s radhakrishnan, out of body experiences, hindu world: HI Jimmie, you said-- GOD DISAPROVES ANYONE WHO COMES INTO CONTACT (SPIRITUALLY) WITH, OR TO WORSHIP ANY OTHER SUPER BEING BUT HIMSELF, GOD, CORRECT? There is only ONE “super being” & that is the Almighty Creator of all things, so anyone else folk try...

Christianity --Youth Issues: Education, spiritual words, spiritual thoughts
spiritual words, spiritual thoughts, pulpits: Dear Samuel......... All your studies are fine for this world, even *theology*! However ministers of God are to be called and equipped by God in/by/through His Spirit, and with His power Paul, who wrote most of the new testament, under the instruction...

Christianity --Youth Issues: evil thoughts, obsessions, insulting God
obsessions, insulting God: Dear brother, The concept of trying to insult God seems an odd one to me--I don t often hear about it--but rest assured that it can be overcome. In a way, all of our sins are like insults to God because we are doing what He has told us not to do, even though...

Christianity --Youth Issues: bad thoughts, images of god, bible verse
Christianity --Youth Issues: bad thoughts, images of god, bible verse, jesus

Christianity --Youth Issues: evil thoughts, martin lutero, spiritual powers
Christianity --Youth Issues: evil thoughts, martin lutero, spiritual powers, behavioural therapy

Christianity --Youth Issues: Heavy Metal., black sabbath, isue
Christianity --Youth Issues: Heavy Metal., black sabbath, isue, few opinions

Christianity --Youth Issues: Muslim and Christian marriage, freedom to practise, muslim husband
Christianity --Youth Issues: Muslim and Christian marriage, freedom to practise, muslim husband, prophet muhammad

Christianity --Youth Issues: masturbation, desolation, couple days
Christianity --Youth Issues: masturbation, desolation, couple days, time period

Christianity --Youth Issues: Relationships, parents care, helpmeet
Christianity --Youth Issues: Relationships, parents care, helpmeet, christian mother

Christianity --Youth Issues: Heavy Metal., heavy metal, hell
heavy metal, hell, sin: Hi Jo, Thanks for your question. No, you are not going to hell because of your musical tastes. It is sin that causes us to be destined for hell and listening to music (whatever the style!) in itself is not a sin. However, if listening to Megadeath causes...

Christianity --Youth Issues: If Jesus had arrived today in 2008., gods righteousness, new creation in christ
gods righteousness, new creation in christ, gift of god is eternal life: Hi William; He would be greeted the same as He was greeted back then! Some would believe, some wouldn t, and many would wait and see, and some would look to kill him. Same as today. Some believe in Him, some don t, some have rejected Him, and others have...

Christianity --Youth Issues: jesus, faith, divinely inspired
faith, divinely inspired, Judaism: Hello, dear sister, Your questions are interesting ones, and it is my hope that what answers I can provide will bring you some peace and reassurance, even though I am merely a fallible human. In answer to your first question, Christ was born into the Israelites...

Christianity --Youth Issues: Love your enemies?, honorable intentions, odd problems
honorable intentions, odd problems, private christian school: Hello again! Just as a quick response--if there is still a problem, continue to let your parents know that the problem exists. You should always (in any situation in life!) make use of whatever resources and support are available to you, and in this case...

Christianity --Youth Issues: Am I a lesbian now?, strange feelings, sex with a guy
strange feelings, sex with a guy, sexual orientation: I think that you are a little curious and confused. You have feelings that you really do not want to have. This has made you very confused. You know that the feelings are wrong, but you at the same time kind of like the feelings. This is why I am saying confused....

Christianity --Youth Issues: Could I be a lesbian?, strange feelings, sex with a guy
strange feelings, sex with a guy, having sex: Dear Corrina, I got your question a second time, and it got me thinking more about how you re doing. Is everything still the same, in your struggles? Are you starting to get some clarity about the issues? I really want to help, but I...

Christianity --Youth Issues: Muslim and Christian marriage, christian marriage, muslim women
christian marriage, muslim women, personal question: Hello, Ayesha, Your name is beautiful ! I have never heard it before. Christians who endeavor to follow the Bible need to become married only to another believer in Jesus Christ. There are a couple passages that relate : Do not be unequally...

Christianity --Youth Issues: masterbation and porn, mouth confession, response jesus
mouth confession, response jesus, heart man: Hi Bob, Thank you for this very personal question. I am very sorry for my late response. Jesus tells us that not only is sex outside the boundry of marriage a sin, but so is lustful thinking. Matthew 5:27-28 27 Ye have heard that it was said by them...

Christianity --Youth Issues: masturbation, nocturnal emissions, sexual tension
nocturnal emissions, sexual tension, 40 days 40 nights: Zack- you will not go crazy from sexual tension. If you stop masturbating, your body will get rid of excess semen through nocturnal emissions, called wet dreams. As for quitting, I recommend that you go to this site: http://xxxchurch.com Click...

Christianity --Youth Issues: mormonism, mormon websites, mormon beliefs
mormon websites, mormon beliefs, mormon church: Hi- Thanks for your response, and you certainly are forgiven for being irritated with me. We are obviously going to have to agree to disagree, but probably only on one point - whether or not Mormonism is a cult. I believe it is, and I base my answer...

Christianity --Youth Issues: non-active christian boyfriend, christian background, resentment
christian background, resentment, believer: Hi Aubry, Thank you for your question. From the outset, I should be fair and tell you that my husband isn t a Christian yet so I come to your question with my own bias which other Christians may not agree on. However, unlike yourself, I entered our relationship...

Christianity --Youth Issues: Premarital Sex, premarital sex, pressured to have sex
premarital sex, pressured to have sex, sex before marriage: Hey Shivaughn, I really appreciate your question. It s great that you re seeking truth on this rather than just giving in to what your boyfriend wants. You are right that the old testament laws applied to old testament Jews. That being said, your boyfriend...

Christianity --Youth Issues: Relationships, God's will, romance
God's will, romance, incompatibility: Dear Fernanda, You have encountered a rather unusual situation in this; I find it interesting that your friend believes he is directly hearing messages from God. Few people lay claim to such a thing, these days! Nonetheless, God does often work in mysterious...

Christianity --Youth Issues: Is it really..., social networking sites, pastor don
social networking sites, pastor don, facebook: Hi Sophie, Thanks for this great question. I am not as familiar with Bebo as I am with Facebook, but I have kearned a little about it. As with any social networking sites, there are dangers. Have you asked your parents? They are the ones that God has...

Christianity --Youth Issues: relationship, fickleness, realtionship
fickleness, realtionship, evil one: Mat 5:37 But let your speech be, Yea, yea; Nay, nay: and whatsoever is more than these is of the evil one. Jam 5:12 But above all things, my brethren, swear not, neither by the heaven, nor by the earth, nor by any other oath: but let your yea be yea,...

Christianity --Youth Issues: relationship, sabbath laws, principalities and powers
sabbath laws, principalities and powers, sabbath days: Hi Vern, Thanks for this outstanding follow up question. Finding God s will is not as difficult and mysterious as one might think. Here are several ways to determine God s will. 1. Follow clear scriptural principles. If God says that something is...

Christianity --Youth Issues: relationships, serious intent, complicated question
serious intent, complicated question, wrong impression: Young People Ask . . . How Can I Avoid the Hurt of Flirting? “WHAT are you? Are you made of stone?” Hurt and confused, Michelle demands to know how Eduard could have led her on the way he did. After having lavished romantic attention on her, how could...

Christianity --Youth Issues: sex, wickedness, female servant
wickedness, female servant, pornographic images: Aashu- Thanks for writing. Sex outside of marriage is a sin: (Exo 20:14 NLT) Do not commit adultery. Sex with a whore is a sin, same reason. (Lev 19:29 NLT) Do not defile your daughter by making her a prostitute, or the land will be filled...

Christianity --Youth Issues: having sex with prostitute is a sin, "ABSTAIN FROM FORNICATION"
"ABSTAIN FROM FORNICATION": EXODUS 22:16 The reason that law was given to the Israelites--This was a case of pressured seduction and/or fornication. If an unscrupulous man felt at liberty to have sex relations with a virgin, she would be the primary loser. Besides the possibility...

Christianity --Youth Issues: Are these signs from God?, God's will, romance
God's will, romance, signs: Hello again. First, you re quite welcome--I enjoy being able to try to help out, and I appreciate that you and others are taking the time to ask others for advice instead of becoming crippled with indecision or taking choices without first considering the...

Christianity --Youth Issues: What is a sin or not?, scripture passages, paul and silas
scripture passages, paul and silas, pastor don: Hi Stephanie, Thanks for this great question. I want to complement you an your attitude. You seem to want to do what it takes to please God. Good for you! I could go through your list and tell you what I think is sinful and what is not, but that will...

Christianity --Youth Issues: Am I straight or not?, strange feelings, sex with a guy
strange feelings, sex with a guy, having sex: So Corinna, did you get anything from what was written? OR are you still *unsettled*? Sincerely In Him Mr. B...

Christianity --Youth Issues: Thanks again, an update and yet another question., vanny, question thanks
vanny, question thanks, good heart: Dear Taryn (N.G.) --- wondering, how do you get NG out of Taryn? Your name is so pretty - sounds like a princess! I m very impressed by your mature decision that you have to try and get over your crush. Yeah, just live God loud in front of Him,...

Christianity --Youth Issues: Unpardonable Sin, websters new collegiate dictionary, hebrews 10
websters new collegiate dictionary, hebrews 10, 1 timothy 2: anyone that continues to practice sin after he knows the truth is not forgiven? What then does it mean to be a back-slidden Christian? back sliding & practicing are two different things,while its true that God is the final Judge of wrongdoers & all...

Christianity --Youth Issues: unclear, prayer, pray
prayer, pray, Jesus: Hi Colan, Thank you for your question and praise God that He has opened your heart to knowing Jesus and having a personal relationship with Him. I pray daily for people in the church who, like you, have gone to church all their life but don t yet know Jesus...

Christianity --Youth Issues: why not?, affort, obediance
affort, obediance, three witnesses: Hi Iveth! Tell me, what part of obediance, and submission do you not understand? He said, No ! God said, No ! Your parents said, No ! By two or three witnesses, let all things be confirmed! Seems you have had three witnesses, and you still are...

Christianity --Youth Issues: why not?, God told me, relationships
God told me, relationships, family intervening: Hey Iveth, Thank you so much for your question! This is interesting. I always have a red flag go up in my head when I hear God told me. We can sort of get a sense that God is guiding us in a way and can test it against the Bible, sort of having a knowing...

Christianity --Youth Issues: why not?, God's will, romance
God's will, romance: Hello, Iveth. Many times in life things happen that we do not like; we think we know what we want, and we get frustrated when we can t get what it is that we want. It can be anything, from small things to big things--and it often makes us wonder why God...

Christianity --Youth Issues: breaking off, camp friend, romantic relationship
camp friend, romantic relationship, new girl: Hi Nathan, Relationships are always tricky, and never cut and dry, but I ll give it my best shot! :-) Since you only see the one girl in the summertime, and she lives so far away, it s hard to know where she s coming from, and why you and she stopped...

Christianity --Youth Issues: different faiths, proverbs 31 woman, different faiths
proverbs 31 woman, different faiths, jewish scripture: Hi Brett- It IS against the Bible, but there is a wide interpretation of the verse in question: (2 Cor 6:14 KJV) Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath...

Christianity --Youth Issues: Friend trouble, many a time, lash
many a time, lash, young boys: The best thing you can do is to just be the bigger person as you are doing. They are the ones with the problem and your 11 year old would just have to many questions if you said he could no longer have contact. If this family is as you say they are then the...

Christianity --Youth Issues: I lied to best friend please help!, true forgiveness, unforgiveness
Christianity --Youth Issues: I lied to best friend please help!, true forgiveness, unforgiveness, heartache

Christianity --Youth Issues: How To Stop Masturbition, scripture reference, relm
Christianity --Youth Issues: How To Stop Masturbition, scripture reference, relm, tim 2

Christianity --Youth Issues: Sucking Dicks
Christianity --Youth Issues: Sucking Dicks

Christianity --Youth Issues: helping my teenage son with spirituality issue, young people, doubts
young people, doubts, parents: Dear Caren, Your explanation was thorough and I am glad of it; I am much more pressed when people give me a short description of an issue and expect me to somehow read between the lines for their answer. While sometimes it works, at other times I have to...

Christianity --Youth Issues: homosexuality., homosexuality and christianity, pentecostal church
homosexuality and christianity, pentecostal church, bold claim: Chelsea- Thanks for writing and trusting me with this sensitive issue. Homosexual sex, a man having sex with a man, or a woman having sex with a woman, is banned as an abomination in the Bible. (Lev 18:22 NNAS) You shall not lie with a male as...

Christianity --Youth Issues: How can I strengthen my faith?, ALL SICKNESS SOON TO END!!
ALL SICKNESS SOON TO END!!: I THANK YOU FOR ALL WHAT YOU RE CONTRIBUTING IN BUILDING UP MY CHRISTIAN LIFE. My pleasure :¬) living in this conclusion of the system of things with the dark clouds of the great tribulation gathering rapidly. (Matt. 24:3, 13, 21) It is urgent for all...

Christianity --Youth Issues: Love, God's will, soulmates
God's will, soulmates: Hey S! Thank you for your question, I ve wondered about this many times before. There isn t anywhere in the Bible that supports the idea of soulmates. God does have a plan for each of our lives as is said in Jeremiah 29:11 I know the plans I have...

Christianity --Youth Issues: Lying to best friend, lying, trust
lying, trust, broken relationships: Dear Danielle, It can always be very difficult to regain lost trust--especially with those who have trusted you deeply. However, there are always opportunities for those who genuinely wish to repent. The first thing you should probably do is pray for help....

Christianity --Youth Issues: I have lied, peoplke, low self esteem
peoplke, low self esteem, lieng: Hi Danielle- The first thing we need to talk about is your lying. Compulsive lying generally starts with a person with low self-esteem - you want to be as good as or better than someone else, so you lie about things. Just ask God to help you with this...

Christianity --Youth Issues: I lied to best friend please help!, bad mistake, personal secrets
bad mistake, personal secrets, pressure situation: Dear Jarelle, My heart aches for you, it must hurt so much. Good friends are definitely not easy things to lose -- especially when you know it was because of something you did and can t take back. I m not totally sure what to say, but...

Christianity --Youth Issues: lonely?, lonely feelings, elisabeth elliot
lonely feelings, elisabeth elliot, matter of degrees: Hey fer , Thanks for your question. It s normal, and human to be lonely. You will never be so close to God that you will never struggle with loneliness any more. God made us to live in relationship to Himself, but also to other people. Are you...

Christianity --Youth Issues: Was I molested as well?, barbie dolls, incest stories
barbie dolls, incest stories, litte girl: Corrina- I think you may have been molested when you were young. It s unusual for a 6 year old to have sexual thoughts otherwise. I think you need a lot more help than I can give you. I think you should sit down with your mom and tell her about your...

Christianity --Youth Issues: Prayer and hearing God's voice, prayer time, jam down
prayer time, jam down, unfortunetly: Hi Casey I don t know where you heard that God is supposed to communicate to us in prayer time, but unfortunetly that isn t always so.... God can and does speak to us most all times, but we need to know HIS VOICE, from all others.... Prayer is a communication...

Christianity --Youth Issues: Rules and Regulations, jewish feast days, principalities and powers
jewish feast days, principalities and powers, sabbath days: Hi Bobby Thanks for this great question. YOu are right that ceremonial laws were nailed to the cross and we are no longer bound by them. Moral laws still apply. Here is a list of the ceremonial laws that were nailed to the cross: Colossians 2:14-16...

Christianity --Youth Issues: Sexual purity in your late 20's, 1 corinthians 7, sexual purity
1 corinthians 7, sexual purity, t touch: Hi Daniela, Thank you for this great question. I am so very sorry for my late response. You are in danger!!!! Do not open that door of sexual promoscuity even if you think that you are committed not to have intercourse. Paul gave only two options...

Christianity --Youth Issues: Sexual purity in your late 20's, sexual purity, sexual needs
sexual purity, sexual needs, submitting to god: Dear Daniela, Oh, I m SO sorry..... I wish you didn t have to go through the pain. Hard just doesn t do it justice. But I believe you really did the right thing, and it will only strengthen your relationship with the Lord. I have been praying for...

Christianity --Youth Issues: How To Stop Masturbition, masturbation, accountability
masturbation, accountability, dependence: Hello there, brother. This is an issue many young men face, and one that many do not attempt to change; it is admirable that you recognize that it is slowing you down and wish to change. The first step, which is probably the ideal first step in any change,...

Christianity --Youth Issues: Sucking Dicks, pornography pornography, 1 corinthians 7
pornography pornography, 1 corinthians 7, sucking dicks: Hi Kelly, Thanks for this very candid question. You seem to be under the impression that the only thing that is sexual is intercourse. This is not a Biblical concept. The word for sex before marriage is fornication. It comes from the Greek word pornea...

Christianity --Youth Issues: Sucking Dicks, sucking dicks, sex before marriage
sucking dicks, sex before marriage, hiv aids: Kelly- I think you know the answer to the question already, and are merely seeking permission to continue dangerous behavior. Bottom line, oral sex is sex. Oral sex is not mentioned in the Bible, but adultery and sex outside marriage is. Some non Christians...

Christianity --Youth Issues: Sucking Dicks, sucking dicks, sex before marriage
sucking dicks, sex before marriage, sucking dick: Dear Kelly, Forgive me for taking so long to answer your e-mail! Your enjoyment of sucking dick is a God-given drive, but He means it only to be used with your future husband. Yes, it is a sex act. Sex is so much more than just intercourse. And...

Christianity --Youth Issues: Sucking Dicks, sucking dicks, sex before marriage
sucking dicks, sex before marriage, premarital sex: To me, this is a sin. Sexual relations of any kind before marriage is not a good thing. A lot of people would consider this oral sex, not the usual sex people think of. I know that it will be hard to stop but this isn t a good thing. You could really get hurt...

Christianity --Youth Issues: Sucking Dicks, pre marital sex, sexual immorality
pre marital sex, sexual immorality, sucking dicks: Kelly, I have to say that you could have chosen to use better language. I will just over look it for now. You are having oral sex so yes this would count as pre marital sex. Just because you are not having intercourse does not mean that what you are doing...

Christianity --Youth Issues: Am I saved or not?, blasphemy against the holy spirit, spirit of jesus
blasphemy against the holy spirit, spirit of jesus, attributes of god: It would seem Corrina, that you think God must not be a very good God, if someone sins, and then repents and He won t forgive them. If you do, then you are very wrong. As I have tried to relate.. God knows those who will blaspheme against the Holy spirit,...

Christianity --Youth Issues: Am I saved or not?, weir, christians
weir, christians, fears: The person who would blaspheme the Holy Spirit wouldn t want forgiveness Corrina... They don t believe in the Holy Spirit! They don t believe anything about the consequences of rejection, and don t care. Mat 12:30 *He that is not with me is against me*,...

Christianity --Youth Issues: Am I saved or not?, holy spirit, young lady
holy spirit, young lady, forgiveness: Beloved of Christ Jesus. If I were Jesus, would you have the same feelings/urges? Sexual fantasies are a common thing amongst teenage girls, and even college girls, and guys. But as mentioned in a previous post, one must be careful of their sexual desires,...

Christianity --Youth Issues: Am I saved or not?, weird type, corrina
weird type, corrina, son of god: No Corrina, I don t think you are a freak of any sort! But I think we have gone outside the boundaries of ALLEXPERTS agenda... I think you have been helped in receiving the answers you needed to move on with your life, and that is what this forum is about....

Christianity --Youth Issues: Am I saved or not?, porn addiction, aa program
porn addiction, aa program, common phrases: I remember an alcoholic who once was approached from some men from the AA program. And what this one man from the AA program said to this alcoholic was so simple the alcoholic had never even thought of it before he was told.... And this is what the AA man...

Christianity --Youth Issues: Am I saved or not?, god dwelleth, romans 10
god dwelleth, romans 10, spirit of god: To deny the Holy Spirit dear one, you first must know the Holy Spirit, and secondly to know what the Holy Spirit has been asking of you! Do you have any of that evidence? No! You don t! So your not in trouble, nor in danger. You were drawn unto belief in Jesus...

Christianity --Youth Issues: Am I saved or not?, head girl, repentance
head girl, repentance, 1 john: ANSWER: Well here I am, talking with you still. So that can dispell another fear of yours about making me angry and not wanting to talk with you.... RIGHT? Uh Corrina, have you not read my posts to you about not being angry with you? Did you not read...

Christianity --Youth Issues: Am I not saved anymore?, personal saviour, different denominations
personal saviour, different denominations, holy ghost: Corrina, if it is okay, and you understand, then why be sorry that you mentioned it? You keep going over and over and over and over that you don t know if your saved, or not. But this and but that, and this one says this, and this one says that. And...

Christianity --Youth Issues: Am I not saved anymore?, personal saviour, different denominations
personal saviour, different denominations, holy ghost: Corrina- You have not blasphemed - if you truly did denounce God or sell your soul to the devil, you wouldn t be asking all these questions. You re concerned about your salvation, and because you are, you ARE saved. You ARE forgiven. You are not doomed....

Christianity --Youth Issues: The Tattoo.., old tattoo, heart attitude
old tattoo, heart attitude, cross of jesus: Hi Jovanny... If a girl has an out of wedlock baby, and then gets saved, should she get rid of the baby? If a christian has a tatoo of 666 on his forehead, does that really mean he is serving satin? By outward appearances it might! But if it doesn t, and...

Christianity --Youth Issues: trouble in school, searching the bible, dear kelly
searching the bible, dear kelly, trouble in school: Dear Kelly, Do you mind if I share this concern with my husband, and get his take on it? I m somewhat at a loss as to know what to say as far as gangster-involved conflicts go, and I want to make sure I say what will best help keep you safe! You...

Christianity --Youth Issues: trying to help a friend, christian counselor, getting a divorce
christian counselor, getting a divorce, proper perspective: Hey Julia, You don t have to tell her the nitty-gritty details of your sin struggle. You can just generally say that you ve been in some pretty bad places yourself, and nothing shocks you - or something like that. Your other friend who is still trying...

Christianity --Youth Issues: what should I do?, hymns and spiritual songs, flesh profits
hymns and spiritual songs, flesh profits, nice voice: Well HI Michelle. I can see why you would be confused beloved... Trying to give unto Caesar that which is Caesars and unto the Lord that which is His....LOL! First the talents one has aren t of the Lord at all. IF HE gives a talent, one would never have...

Christianity --Youth Issues: Dating, WHO & WHEN TO DATE
WHO & WHEN TO DATE: HI Sam, you asked-- WHAT DOES HAVING A RELATIONSHIP THAT HAS GOD AS THE HEAD REALLY MEAN? WHAT DOES IT REALLY MEAN TO HAVE A GODLY RELATIONSHIP? WHEN ARE WE ABSOLUTELY READY TO DATE? I enclose this bible based article as it will help answer some of your...

Christianity --Youth Issues: Muslim and Christian relationship, inter racial marriages, muslim woman
Christianity --Youth Issues: Muslim and Christian relationship, inter racial marriages, muslim woman, christian faith

Christianity --Youth Issues: Can God help me become what I want?, dreams, family trouble
dreams, family trouble, school: Dear Joo, From the sound of things, you ve already accepted Christ into your life, which would be step 1. It s a start! The next step is to build a good connection with God--pray often, even if it s about things of little consequence. Build a rapport with...

Christianity --Youth Issues: Hell and Evil, sinful temptations, believing in jesus
sinful temptations, believing in jesus, spanish teacher: Hi Cole.. Yes Cole, there are alot of questions here, and it will take some dialogue to answer them. You are not alone in your queries, and I understand your confusion. BUT.....there is an answer, and answers that satisfy the soul..... So rather than filling...

Christianity --Youth Issues: Im new to Christ and I have many ?, weed, drinking
weed, drinking, new baby: Hey Anthony, Welcome to the family! :) I m very glad that you and your fiancee have given your lives to Christ. Your little boy is very blessed. For your first question, I would encourage you two to remain abstinent until the wedding date. I know that...

Christianity --Youth Issues: Am I a lesbian now and am I saved?, strange feelings, sex with a guy
strange feelings, sex with a guy, homophobe: Dear Corrina, Well, I think it s _possible_ that you were either raped or molested when you were young - that memory of someone grabbing your leg and not being able to get away. When you say your dad came over... was he divorced from your mom, or living...

Christianity --Youth Issues: Muslim and Christian relationship, marriage relationship, muslim culture
marriage relationship, muslim culture, christian relationship: Hi Faith- I would go very, very, slowly. A muslim lifestyle and culture is WAY different than western, American, culture. If he is very strong in his faith, it s hard for him to let go of that, and in a Muslim culture, women do not have the same standing...

Christianity --Youth Issues: masterbation, lustful thoughts, holy spirit
lustful thoughts, holy spirit, bible: Paul, I have to say that it would be considered lust and yes it would be a sin. I would also have to say on the other hand that it something that most guys would say that they had done at one time in their life. If you want to stop from doing it then you...

Christianity --Youth Issues: Is masturbation really a sin?, god god, sexual thoughts
god god, sexual thoughts, sexual desire: Many married people continue to masturbate after they get married. As far as sinful behavior is concerned, if they are lusting after their spouse when they masturbate, it s probably not a sin, but if they are fantasizing about someone else, it probably still...

Christianity --Youth Issues: Was I molested or not?, mental obsession, sex with my mom
mental obsession, sex with my mom, childhood sexual abuse: Dear Corrina, How are you? Please forgive me - I ve taken way too long to reply to your most recent questions here. I also told you I would find some things online that give symptoms of childhood sexual abuse , and I thought that was going to be hard...

Christianity --Youth Issues: The Nature of The Christian God, GOD OF ORDER NOT CONFUSION
GOD OF ORDER NOT CONFUSION: “IS GOD THE AUTHOR OF CONFUSION OR IS HE NOT? 1 Cor 14; 33--“God is [a God], not of disorder, but of peace” Confusion is caused by the many religions that muddy the clear waters of Bible teachings with fallacies and legends. When you ignore the traditions...

Christianity --Youth Issues: just need some advice, personal convictions, search the bible
personal convictions, search the bible, honest conversation: Dear Christina, Sorry it s taken me so long to get back to you. It s been so busy - I know that s a usual excuse , but truly. I trust and pray this response will help you sort things out a little for yourself. Honestly, did it bother you...

Christianity --Youth Issues: i need help, meaningful time, committment
meaningful time, committment, couple times: I don t think that religion should be that deciding factor if you want to be with someone. You are just 16 so it probably won t last forever. It would be great if it did but in most cases it doesn t. So in most realities, this isn t a life-long committment....

Christianity --Youth Issues: Obeying your parents, college, parents
college, parents, strictness: Dear Matthew, I went to a pretty strict college myself, and believe you me, they can definitely be tough! But I do have some advice for you. Generally speaking, when it comes to college, it s best to finish up what you re doing if you can manage it. If...

Christianity --Youth Issues: relationships, new girl, different places
new girl, different places, good friends: Hey Nathan, I understand. Well, I guess I would be honest with her, but gentle at the same time. Don t assume that she is head over heels for you or that she s going to be crushed (I know you wouldn t, but I m just giving you some guidelines to go with...

Christianity --Youth Issues: Severe Bulimia, parotid gland infection, myelf
parotid gland infection, myelf, wiles: Hi Sara.... I understand your dilema... Listen to me carefully, and follow what I am going to tell you to do....Okay? Here is a sample of what Jesus dealt with and how He overcame, and how He is the same yesterday, today, and forever.... Your help lies with...

Christianity --Youth Issues: Am I straight or gay?, sex with a guy, homophobe
sex with a guy, homophobe, lesbianism: Of course you re forgiven. I just make it a practice to not answer personal questions because people can take the answers out of context and cause me a lot of pain. Trust me, you ll know when you are straight or bi. Even if you re straight, there s a...

Christianity --Youth Issues: addicted, for good?, accountability partner, school counselor
accountability partner, school counselor, going on a mission: Julia- God still loves you, He never stopped. It s good that you have recognized that this is an addiction - that s the first step to recovery. It will be a difficult road, but you have to start by NOT watching the porn - unfortunately, the best way to...

Christianity --Youth Issues: Is it allright to be pleased sexually before marriage?, pre marital sex, bible christians
pre marital sex, bible christians, sexual tension: Jasmine- It seems to me that you answered your question before you asked it. You make some very valid points, but I disagree with some of your thinking. The simple, direct, answer to your question is that it is NOT okay to be sexually pleased before...

Christianity --Youth Issues: Curse on my dreams, reoccurring dreams, self esteem issues
reoccurring dreams, self esteem issues, recurring dream: Hello, sister. Your inquiry is a fascinating one, and on a subject that I have long found interesting--namely, dreams and their nature--and so I am glad that you have elected to address me with the topic. I will begin by saying that I don t believe that...