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Christian Mysticism: Gerald Massey, gerald massey, egyptian sun god
gerald massey, egyptian sun god, historicity of jesus: Hi... thanks for an interesting question. Unfortunately I m not an Egyptologist and am not up on Massey. Although I appreciate hearing of him. You might know or find it interesting that quite a few mythographers have suggested that Isis-Horus is a parallel...

Christian Mysticism: Saint Michael, church of christ church, bright person
church of christ church, bright person, right side of the bed: Hi Jennifer, I am glad you clarified. I am not sure the angel was Michael or another angel, but the message is that God is protecting you and drawing you to Himself. Jesus said, Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will...

Christian Mysticism: how do i get started, madam guyon, celebration of discipline
madam guyon, celebration of discipline, method of prayer: Hi David, It depends upon your starting point. Probably the best place to start is to begin to study the spiritual disciplines. Richard Foster s book the Celebration of Discipline is a good place to begin. Mysticism is more about experience than knowledge,...

Christian Mysticism: holy greal, chalice of blood, holy grail
chalice of blood, holy grail, greal: Hi... maybe you re thinking of this story... Only few Christians know that the bowl on which the head of the Baptist was handed over to Herodias and Salome is part of the Holy Grail, together with the chalice of blood of Jesus Christ. Source: http://www.elija.de/dossiers_engl/main_dossiers.htm...

Christian Mysticism: Do we ever pay for what we've done on earth?, t claim, deliberate attack
t claim, deliberate attack, little naive: Dave, I think we all go through certain injustices and wonder what the heck the Lord is up to. After many years I ve come to see it this way--we have a lower nature and a higher one. The lower wants revenge, the higher forgives and understands. Since we re...

Christian Mysticism: Important question, old catholic church, human jesus
old catholic church, human jesus, journey of faith: Hi James, How can you ask your pastor to intercede for you? Jesus is the only mediator. If you are going to ask your pastor to intercede for you then you are replacing Jesus the only mediator. Your pastor is just a human. Jesus is the only mediator. He...

Christian Mysticism: prayer, acts of the apostles, salvation prayer
acts of the apostles, salvation prayer, true christians: John, The Holy Bible is very clear, succinct and to the point on how a person attains Salvation. There can be no other interpretations including yours. All the Christian churches, including world-renowned evangelists, clergy, and many others teach their...

Christian Mysticism: Beginning the Path, madam guyon, christian mysticism
madam guyon, christian mysticism, method of prayer: Hi Chris, The approach is simple, develop a relationship with God. Made Him your best friend. Talk with Him often and sit quietly in His presence. Spend as much time as you can in prayer and the Bible. There is no easy route to any relationship, it takes...

Christian Mysticism: Body Soul and Spirit, soul and spirit, spirit and soul
soul and spirit, spirit and soul, heart of a man: Dear Stanislas, Again this is only my opinion. I see the heart as the will or moral center of man. Good and evil come from our choices, our will. The mind is the intellect or reason. This is why Jesus said love God will all your heart (will), with...

Christian Mysticism: Jesus, pontius pilate, earthly parents
pontius pilate, earthly parents, son god: *~~*~~(O/)* † *(O/)*~~*~~ Dear Ava, Child of God, Thank you for contacting us for insight into your questions. Before I tell you why people crucified Jesus, you need to know that Jesus is God s *Only* Divine Son. God sent Him into this world to...

Christian Mysticism: ?, gift from god, picking up the pieces
gift from god, picking up the pieces, human body: Greg, I see it as a temple, a gift from God, and ultimately God s property, if such a term could be used. As such, the goal of human life is to get our bodily acts in line with our perception of God s will for us. Granted, we re all sinners, imperfect, and...

Christian Mysticism: Contemplative prayer continued, lectio divina, method of prayer
lectio divina, method of prayer, contemplative prayer: st bonaventure said there are three books of God s word where we can hear his voice: 1) the book of nature - we can hear God through study of and meditation upon creation. 2) the book of scripture - we can hear God through study of and meditation upon the...

Christian Mysticism: Contemplative prayer= dangerous?, contemplative prayer, new girlfriend
contemplative prayer, new girlfriend, faith in god: you can start with lectio divina and then move into centering prayer (see articles here): http://www.contemplativeoutreach.org/site/PageServer?pagename=articles_keating http://www.contemplativeoutreach.org/site/DocServer/lectio_divina.pdf?docID=451 http://www.contemplativeoutreach.org/site/DocServer/MethodCP2008.pdf?docID=121...

Christian Mysticism: Gnosticism, shepherd of hermas, robert eisenman
shepherd of hermas, robert eisenman, gnostic gospels: deep peace to you: sorry for the delay in answering. i was on retreat. the Nag Hammadi Gnostic texts are an excellent source of information on the ancient Gnostic versions of Christianity. As far as whether they are reliable as far as actually recording...

Christian Mysticism: Struggles/Thorn in the Side, extreme trouble, theological subjects
extreme trouble, theological subjects, dark night of the soul: Hi Chris, I understand your struggle. Unfortunately I can t give your a theological answer. It sounds like a dark night of the soul. This is a period where God seems far away and temptation close by your side. The breakthrough is not something that can...

Christian Mysticism: Christian view on resurrection & reincarnation, gnostic christians, 1 corinthians 15
gnostic christians, 1 corinthians 15, spirit soul: Hi Chris, The common view is that our bodies will be raised from the grave and united to our spirit/soul. See 1 Corinthians 15. Reincarnation is generally not accepted by the orthodox church. It was, however, believed by some of the Gnostic Christians...

Christian Mysticism: Mysticism, revelation knowledge, dreams and visions
revelation knowledge, dreams and visions, communion with god: Hi Ron, The main difference is one of focus. The Reformation brought the Bible into the central position of authority. Authority transferred from personal experience to the rational conceptions within Scripture. The result was a shift from mysticism to...

Christian Mysticism: friendship with Christ, Jesus
Jesus: To save time, this answer was composed with the help of Microsoft speech recognition software . As a result, some of the punctuation might appear just a little different than usual . Thank you for your understanding . ***** Well, regarding the first...

Christian Mysticism: Scriptures, deuterocanonical books, catholics and protestants
deuterocanonical books, catholics and protestants, madame guyon: Hi Chris, There is what is called the devotional method of reading the Bible. This is when one reads the Bible as a personal letter to the person, turning each verse into a prayer. Probably the best book on this is Madame Guyon, s Short and Easy Method...

Christian Mysticism: Panentheism?, God, guidance
God, guidance, belonging: God knows you re seeking and I really believe that God will hook you up with the right people at the right time. It might be a bit unconventional if you are truly using your intellect to try to seek out the truth. Having said that, many different religions...

Christian Mysticism: Christianity on Azrael and archangels, seven archangels, jewish apocalyptic literature
seven archangels, jewish apocalyptic literature, book of enoch: peace each tradition in christianity will have its own names for the archangels. i follow the coptic othodox tradition. see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seven_Archangels http://angelstoday.net/index.php?lang=en&way=2archangels the book of enoch is the...

Christian Mysticism: Concern about my church/belief, galatians 5 22, spirit in your soul
galatians 5 22, spirit in your soul, authentic spirituality: peace to you i know very little about The Message of the Hour. What I do know is followers of the Message reject the Trinity which is a central mystical doctrine in Christianity, as well as many other religions. I personally consider the Trinity to be a...

Christian Mysticism: divine couple, marian devotion, shiva shakti
marian devotion, shiva shakti, christian mysticism: bridal mysticism is present in much christian mysticism, as is marian devotion, both of which relate to the masculine/feminine Divine Mysteries. the leading authority on the divine couple in religions is bhakti ananda goswami and he is on facebook, as is his...

Christian Mysticism: emotions, violent emotions, expressing anger
violent emotions, expressing anger, violent manner: Chairo! I recommend allowing emotions to flow out freely, unless of course they are violent emotions which must be sublimated in a non-violent manner. most importantly one should observe the emotion taking a witness position and see that these feelings are...

Christian Mysticism: Isaiah 57, testament hebrew, english lexicon
testament hebrew, english lexicon, hebrew word: CHAIRO! you can see from the Is. 57:20-21 that this promise of healing is conditional on one s righteousness as the wicked receive the opposite of peace. The type of healing is expressed here as a recovery of peace which proper harmony in one s relationships....

Christian Mysticism: light of god, prayer and meditation, light of jesus
prayer and meditation, light of jesus, divine energy: the Divine energy is commonly experienced as sound and light in deep prayer and meditation. this is true cross-culturally regardless of religion. keep practicing as you are on the right track. be absorbed in the light, and listen for inner sound too. ...

Christian Mysticism: why are some people physically beautiful and others not?
ana, I don t think anyone knows for sure. Some say it s all in the eye of the beholder, but others say there might be some features that people, in a given culture anyhow, deem attractive. I guess the short answer is that God gives us all different gifts....

Christian Mysticism: angels, guardian angel, discerning mind
guardian angel, discerning mind, social elements: Hi Mistydawn, its all news to me. I guess you re referring to the idea of being bonded to a guardian angel? I really don t know what to think. Just be careful that this isn t your imagination or possibly a spiritual deception. The way I see it, you...

Christian Mysticism: Catholic calling?, dr michael clark, meaning of discernment
dr michael clark, meaning of discernment, religious girl: Jacqueline, I think what you re asking about is what Catholics call discernment. Discernment really has two (arguably related) meanings. One is to tell the difference between those influences which are of God and those which are not--i.e., one discerns Satan...

Christian Mysticism: Catholic Spirituality, characters of the bible, night visions
characters of the bible, night visions, ordinary dreams: Hi Jacqueline, So many questions, I will try to answer them all. Yes, the one that Mary came to me in the cemetery and St. Michael was an awake vision. As far as your night dreams, it could mean that you should name your children after saints or...

Christian Mysticism: Chritianity, son jesus christ, god the holy spirit
son jesus christ, god the holy spirit, spiritual insight: *~~*~~(O/)* † *(O/)*~~*~~ Dear Geoff, Child of God, Thank you for contacting us for intuitive/spiritual insight into your questions. Concerning your question regarding God s judgment, while no one can know exactly what God will do or how He will...

Christian Mysticism: Is it a calling I should answer?, heavenly father desires, holy mother of god
heavenly father desires, holy mother of god, true meaning of love: Hi Jacqueline, I really can t answer that for you. You need to decide this vey carefully. You can t name your children Biblical names and be a nun. One of the revelations must be wrong or misunderstood. In becoming a nun easier should never enter into...

Christian Mysticism: Divine Light Vision, fire in my heart, dear jennifer
fire in my heart, dear jennifer, supernatural experience: Dear Jennifer, Thank you for your communication to us. Pure of heart is only in reference to Jesus Christ, who lives in each and every one of us in our heart. Only Jesus is Pure at heart . There are no others, anywhere in this world that are pure at heart,...

Christian Mysticism: dragons, christian mysticism, slaying the dragon
christian mysticism, slaying the dragon, christian legend: In Christianity the dragon is generally a symbol of evil, a demon or the devil. The most famous Christian legend is that of St. George slaying the dragon. The following article gives a good historical summary: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_George ...

Christian Mysticism: ecstacy, evelyn underhill, intense joy
evelyn underhill, intense joy, ectasy: HI Greg, Ecstasy is any feeling of intense joy or delight. In Christianity it refers to rapture associated with mystic or prophetic exaltation. It is an overwhelming feeling associated with the experience of God s presence. Evelyn Underhill, an expert...

Christian Mysticism: eyes, pursuing his presence, encounter with god
pursuing his presence, encounter with god, 1 corinthians 12: Hi Angel, I am glad to hear about your mystic encounter with God. There is nothing more important than first hand experience with God. Keep pursuing His presence. The Bible speaks about several spiritual gifts in the Bible. One of those gifts is the...

Christian Mysticism: angels, deadly pestilence, shadow of the almighty
Christian Mysticism: angels, deadly pestilence, shadow of the almighty, guardian angel

Christian Mysticism: General Questions, jay barrett, doubt thanks
jay barrett, doubt thanks, walk with god: Hi Barrett, Having studied other religions, I found that Christianity better fit the facts of reality. I determined that the religion that was most consistent with the facts and with itself was the true religion. Asceticism has its place, but it can...

Christian Mysticism: Gregory the Great, bernard mcginn, thomas aquinas
bernard mcginn, thomas aquinas, heart knowledge: Greetings, I think that brilliance is a subjective thing. Was Gregory a Thomas Aquinas, the answer would be no. But he was, in my opinion, a brilliant doctor of the soul. Even a great mind as Thomas Aquinas realized that one touch of God s presence is greater...

Christian Mysticism: Hello Jay!You wrote last..., spirit prayer, mental prayer
spirit prayer, mental prayer, contemplative prayer: Hi Luke, Prayer is a subject that could fill many books. Briefly verbal prayer is prayer that is said out loud. Mental prayer is prayer that is said in the mind. Contemplative prayer is the prayer of quiet - it is sitting in the presence of God. There are...

Christian Mysticism: Hello Mr Jay!What are..., christian mysticism, communion with god
christian mysticism, communion with god, union and communion: Hi Luke, You ask a very good question. In a general sense, anyone who experiences union with Ultimate Reality could be considered a mystic. In this sense almost all religions have those who would be considered mystics. In a sense you could say that mystics...

Christian Mysticism: hi, wind god, child of god
wind god, child of god, blowing in the wind: Dearest Weston, Child of God, Thank you for your questions. In regards to what God wants you to do, that is a very special mission that He has for each and every person. Be assured that God has not forgotten you for He is ALWAYS with you! When you reach...

Christian Mysticism: What kind of religion is Mysticism ?, buddhist mysticism, son jesus christ
buddhist mysticism, son jesus christ, islamic mysticism: Hi Sharron, Mysticism is not a religion, it is an aspect of religion, like theology. Let me explain. Theology deals with the intellectual aspect of a religion. Mysticism deals with the experiential aspect of a religion. Mysticism can be defined as the art...

Christian Mysticism: How do I know its for me?, st faustina, absolute surrender
st faustina, absolute surrender, st lucy: Dear Jacqueline, Do you really want to be a saint? Then forget about your own happiness and throw yourself utterly upon God in absolute surrender. Give everything you are and own away, and join the nearest monastery. Forsake your earthly family and join...

Christian Mysticism: Life path, personal vibration, miss roy
personal vibration, miss roy, horse to water: Warm greetings Chris, Thank you for your follow-up question. From that, I can intuitively gather that you are not yet ready to embrace the fact that you too can have a DYNAMIC future if YOU choose to have it. I sense that there is still a strong hesitancy...

Christian Mysticism: MASONIC, masonic rosicrucians, masonic ritual
masonic rosicrucians, masonic ritual, fraternal organisation: Hi Silva, No, they don t believe in the devil as their god. The Masons are a diverse group, and their are some who look on an Angel of Light as a guide. Some of the Evangelicals may view this Angel of Light as Lucifer, whom the Bible refers to as satan....

Christian Mysticism: meditation, contemplative prayer, lonely pilgrim, naked before god
lonely pilgrim, naked before god, thick darkness: Hi Ed, You said, I found that the I was the problem; the doer was the problem. This is indeed correct. From my point of view I see it this way. In the New Testament Jesus condemned the Pharisees (Matthew 23). Why? Did they not do the right things?...

Christian Mysticism: mystical Christian groups, st theresa of avila, theresa of avila
st theresa of avila, theresa of avila, catholic branch: Hi, The best place to start is at her web site www.joanborysenko.com But she doesn t mention which group she belongs to. There are numerous groups out there, both Catholic (www.contemplative.com) and nondenominational (www.renovare.org). The Benedictine...

Christian Mysticism: mysticism?, evelyn underhill, georgia harkness
evelyn underhill, georgia harkness, christian mysticism: Hi Bob, All mysticism revolves around the idea of union with ultimate Reality. How one defines that ultimate Reality depends upon one s world view. In Christian mysticism Christ is seen as the means or way of access to God the Father. Within a Biblical...

Christian Mysticism: need a prayer, son jesus christ, examination of conscience
son jesus christ, examination of conscience, heartfelt prayer: *~~*~~(O/)* † *(O/)*~~*~~ Dear Clement, Child of God, Thank you for contacting us for intuitive/spiritual insight into your questions. It is with regret that we find you battling with sources that should remain foreign. God s will is for everyone...

Christian Mysticism: What is my path?, youthful splendor, handmaid of the lord
youthful splendor, handmaid of the lord, doctors and nurses: Dear Jacqueline, Thank you for your question and your lengthy information. As to whether or not you are being called to the nun s life, only *you* will be able to answer that for yourself. In order to do that, you must reach God in your heart and ask Him directly....

Christian Mysticism: query, gnostic christianity, moral relationship
gnostic christianity, moral relationship, jesus lord: Hi Clement, Not all who claimed to be Gnostics believed in reincarnation (eg. Origen, Clement). But it became a distinctive belief in contrast to the orthodox. Now to your question, Do we go into heaven if we merely believe in Jesus? The answer depends...

Christian Mysticism: query, gnostic christianity, imperfect human beings
gnostic christianity, imperfect human beings, personal biases: These are some good questions. In the New Testament Jesus says we should love God and love one another. I think the problem is that imperfect human beings often interpret this according to their personal biases. Thus conflicts among Christians arise. In my...

Christian Mysticism: Spiritual growth., mute god, dreams and visions
mute god, dreams and visions, share testimonies: Hi Tinu, You ask how to grow in humility and gentleness. I am not sure that I can really answer that fully in this format. I will, however, do my best. Humility is seeing yourself for who you really are. When you strip off your personality and reputation,...

Christian Mysticism: Spirituality, planters warts, st teresa of avila
planters warts, st teresa of avila, lord jesus christ: Dear Jacqueline, If you have given all your heart to God, I would consider you a saint. The Bible refers to all true believers as saints. To be a canonized saint is another matter. Concerning your spiritual experiences, they seem to be real. However,...

Christian Mysticism: strange moon glow, strange moon, stars and moon
strange moon, stars and moon, moon glow: Hi Brenda, Go speaks to us through nature. They are called natural parables. The cross is clearly an important part of this natural parable. I can t tell you what it means, because it was meant for you. You might look up the word moon in a concordance and...

Christian Mysticism: whats going on, westminster confession, city slickers
westminster confession, city slickers, manifest presence: Hi Don, I believe that the meaning of life is not something that can be passed on intellectually from one person to another. For example, the Westminster confession asks, what is the chief end of man? It answers it with, To glorify God and enjoy Him...

Christian Spirituality: God's love, queen of the world, king and queen
queen of the world, king and queen, apple pie: Hello Jim. Thank you for your questions. I ll answer your second question first, and I ll answer it with a question: If you, Jim, invite me, Olatunde, to your house, and say to me, Olatunde, you can have anything you want in my refrigerator EXCEPT...

Christian Spirituality: Life after Death, apostles creed, nicene creeds
apostles creed, nicene creeds, bible evidence: Suzanne, Thanks for your question. Let me begin by explaining that as a Christian pastor, I never preach or teach my own opinions, but rather I submit my teaching and preaching to what is found in the Bible, so the same is true of the answer which...

Christian Spirituality: Religious, garden of eden, spiritual terms
garden of eden, spiritual terms, belief systems: By the actions of 1 man (in the garden of Eden) did all man sin... And by the action of 1 man (on the cross) did all man become redeemed of those sins. After the original sin, it was appointed that all men die (as they were born into sin). Through Christ...

Christian Spirituality: Have I commited the Unpardonable Sin?, pharisees in the bible, prince of demons
pharisees in the bible, prince of demons, sin e: Hello Abigail! You have not committed the Unpardonable Sin. Let me give you three proofs: 1. Anyone who has committed this sins does so deliberately and without remorse. You can t make a mistake and commit this sin. 2. The Pharisees in the Bible...

Christian Spirituality: Christianity, kjv bible, word trinity
kjv bible, word trinity, true christianity: True christianity is the following of Christ, not Man or traditions. When you do that, you will see the true (TRUE) message he was trying to reveal to mankind. It s very difficult for me to put that truth here though. Unless you know the whole story...

Christian Spirituality: Christian denominations, church latter day saints, christian denomination
church latter day saints, christian denomination, latter day saints: Despite the fact that I personally completely disagree with the beliefs that Mormons have placed within their denomination and considering that their system has even been proven to be falsified, It is still not within my power to call to them anything less...

Christian Spirituality: Shady Christianity, work of the holy spirit, triune god
work of the holy spirit, triune god, apostle paul: JJ, Thanks for your questions. For Christians, it would be inappropriate to seek out our rely on any spiritual power other than that of the Triune God. We may attribute God s work to the Holy Spirit, the Father, the Son, or the three of them working...

Christian Spirituality: The Sacrament of Marriage, sacrament of marriage, glimpse of heaven
sacrament of marriage, glimpse of heaven, marriage witness: Thank you Cassie for honoring me by asking this question. The answer depends on what you mean by religious ideals, and Christian Marriage. Without knowing you or what you mean, I ll attempt to answer the question by defining these terms. The...

Christian Spirituality: Donation to Church and other Religious Places, mormon religion, roman catholic church
mormon religion, roman catholic church, hindu community: Prashant, Thanks for your question. The financial support of religious buildings and ministries is something that is heavily tied to the beliefs of the particular religion which operates them. Different beliefs result in different methods. For example,...

Christian Spirituality: Baptism Ritual., christianity religion, lord jesus christ
christianity religion, lord jesus christ, reply thanks: Dear Prashant, It is good to hear from you again! The Lord Jesus Christ said these words to His apostles: All authority has been given to me in heaven and on earth. Therefore, go into all the world and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing...

Christian Spirituality: Baptism Ritual., christianity religion, christian sects
christianity religion, christian sects, christian denominations: Well the problem with Wikipedia s and other similar definitions is that they categorize Christianity as a single religious sect or denomination as if to say that all Christians follow identical principles. As a matter of fact, the definition given by Wikipedia...

Christian Spirituality: Baptism Ritual., christianity religion, full immersion
christianity religion, full immersion, reply thanks: Prashant, Thanks for your question. Baptism is a key part of Christian experience and Biblical theology. There is some degree of diversity among the various Christian denomninations regarding their beliefs about and the practices surrounding Baptism....

Christian Spirituality: Planchet - The Science of Spirits.
Christian Spirituality: Planchet - The Science of Spirits.

Christian Spirituality: Palmistry / Chirology., fortune tellers, reply thanks
fortune tellers, reply thanks, believing in jesus: Dear Prashant, Palmistry/fortune telling is of the devil, as with the other practices we ve discussed. In scripture, those who consulted fortune tellers or mediums were to be stoned, according to the law of God. God has prophets and prophetesses among...

Christian Spirituality: Palmistry / Chirology., new testament book, triune god
new testament book, triune god, first king of israel: Prashant, Thanks for your question. Responses regarding Palmistry would be very similar to my earlier response regarding Planchet. Both are a form of what the Bible calls, Divination, which means to seek knowledge through spiritual means other than...

Christian Spirituality: Palmistry / Chirology., chirology, reply thanks
chirology, reply thanks, dummy version: My answer relates not just to palmistry but virtually any method of fortune telling such as this. palmistry itself was based on an old method in early India where it was believed that that which is in heaven is mimicked upon the body. Since the pores and...

Christian Spirituality: Planchet - The Science of Spirits., angels and demons, reply thanks
angels and demons, reply thanks, austin science: Prashant, Thanks for your question. I had never heard of the term Planchet before, but the links you gave explain it pretty clearly. This practice appears to be the same as, or at least very similar to, the ouija board which would be familiar to many...

Christian Spirituality: Planchet - The Science of Spirits., one true god, savior jesus
one true god, savior jesus, god of abraham: You are very welcome, and I pray that you will experience the power of the Spirit of God to heal the sick, cast out demons, and raise the dead. I pray that the Lord Jesus will lead you in preaching the good news of His Kingdom and making followers of Christ....

Christian Spirituality: Christianity (Who is the Enemy?), jesus is god, jesus death
jesus is god, jesus death, man jesus: Welcome to God s kingdom my little brother! You only need to do four things: 1. Tell two people what you did today. 2. Read the Gospel of John, one chapter a day. 3. Ask the Holy Spirit to lead you in your reading, and in everything you do. 4. Write...

Christian Spirituality: Who the Enemy?, christianity christianity, definition of christianity
christianity christianity, definition of christianity, religion judaism: Ryan, Where did I say or imply that it was wrong for you to ask questions to your Christian friends, or to survey their answers? This is the first time we ve met. Without you telling me, I don t know what you ve asked your Christian friends, or...

Christian Spirituality: Spiritual Attack
Alright Barbara. Here s what I give you from my spirit. DEMONIC DREAMS Demonic dreams inspire hopeless confusing paralyzing fear. They need no interpretation. We never listen to Satan. He has nothing to say that we need or want to hear. If anything,...

Christian Spirituality: Spiritual warfare
Well, that must have been very concerning. I suspect though, that you have nothing to worry about. Why is this? First, you were not awake, but sleeping. We know this because 1)you awoke on the couch; 2)presumably the houses across the street are still there....

Christian Spirituality: Punishing the child because of the parents?
Alan, Thanks for your question. I m sorry to hear about the losses that your family has had to face in recent years. I wish that I could say that American Christians had a consistent and faithful approach to questions of human sexuality. Instead,...

Christian Spirituality: Catholicism and Protestantism., catholics and protestants, practice baptism
catholics and protestants, practice baptism, weddings and funerals: As I mentioned in the previous response, I would classify Christians in 4 major groups--Roman Catholic, Eastern Orthodox, Lutheran, Protestant. Others, such as the Coptics, might be considered additional groups, because they have their own unique history,...

Christian Spirituality: Catholicism and Protestantism., catholics and protestants, god the holy spirit
catholics and protestants, god the holy spirit, seven sacraments: Prashant, Not all Protestants acknowledge Mary as anyone special, although some do. Any person can enter any church building, but Protestants normally won t be allowed to hold a Protestant service in a Roman Catholic building. Similarly, while some Protestant...

Christian Spirituality: Catholicism and Protestantism., catholics and protestants, church denominations
catholics and protestants, church denominations, lord jesus christ: Dear Prashant, According to the Holy Scriptures, and to The Lord Jesus Christ, who is Head and Lord of The Church, there is only one church. Denominations, whether Protestant or Catholic, are inventions of humans. Jesus is Lord, Savior, and Creator of...

Christian Spirituality: gnostic gospel and nag hammadi, nag hammadi texts, nag hammadi scrolls
nag hammadi texts, nag hammadi scrolls, jewish writings: Hi, Nick. The Nag Hammadi texts were discovered in Egypt, and are largely Gnostic Christian writings. The most famous is likely the Gospel of Thomas. These were leather bound codices. They were discovered in 1945. The Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered...

Christian Spirituality: Holy Bible Teachings., bible new testament, bible old testament
bible new testament, bible old testament, jesus christ our lord: Dear Prashant, 1. NO, the teachings of the Holy Bible/New Testament are NOT summarized by the words Love, Compassion, Brotherhood, and Peace. The Bible, Old Testament and New Testament, are NOT about Qualities that human beings must attain, or vices...

Christian Spirituality: Holy Bible Teachings., bible new testament, righteousness of god
bible new testament, righteousness of god, reply thanks: Prashant, Thanks for your question. The construction you propose is interesting. For a person looking at Christianity from the outside in, I can understand how that construction might come to mind. However, the New Testament itself does not approach...

Christian Spirituality: Holy Bible Teachings., bible new testament, message of the new testament
bible new testament, message of the new testament, list of virtues: Prashant, I think the list is as good as any other. I usually point people to Micah 6:6-8 for am short and easy pointer on what God is after. But this not the whole message of the New Testament or the Bible as a whole. The broader story includes a specific...

Christian Spirituality: Holy Bible Teachings., bible new testament, conspiracy theorists
bible new testament, conspiracy theorists, definitions of law: What the new testament represents is often defined by the reader s motivation. Although we commonly perceive the new testament as one of love, brotherhood and so forth, the optimist may refer to them as a revelation of truth in order to expose a great deception....

Christian Spirituality: Miracles of Lord Jesus Christ., http www youtube, miracles of jesus
http www youtube, miracles of jesus, lord jesus christ: Prashant, Thanks for your question. The Miracles of Jesus are probably one of the most misunderstood details of scripture, even among Christians. The primary reason for the difference in Jesus ability and other humans inability to perform miraculous...

Christian Spirituality: Miracles of Lord Jesus Christ., http www youtube, miracles of jesus
http www youtube, miracles of jesus, lord jesus christ: Prashant, This is an intriguing question to which many smart people have sought the answer. I suspect though, that Paul gives us a hint when he says that when the perfect has come, the other manifestations would cease. Apparently, it isn t a defect in...

Christian Spirituality: Miracles of Lord Jesus Christ., http www youtube, miracles of jesus
http www youtube, miracles of jesus, lord jesus christ: Dear Prashant, Common people can and do perform miracles as the Lord Jesus did. The Lord Jesus said, The (miraculous) works that I do, you will do also. And greater works than these you will do because I go to my Father in heaven. Only three things...

Christian Spirituality: Resurrection of Lord Jesus Christ., lord jesus christ, resurrection of jesus
lord jesus christ, resurrection of jesus, reply thanks: Dear Prashant, It is an absolute historical fact that Jesus Christ rose from the dead, as it is written, Now, brothers and sisters, I want to remind you of the gospel I preached to you, which you received and on which you have taken your stand. By this...

Christian Spirituality: Resurrection of Lord Jesus Christ., lord jesus christ, resurrection of jesus
lord jesus christ, resurrection of jesus, reply thanks: I believe with absolute certainty that Jesus was dead on Friday evening and was alive and resurrected early Sunday morning. I believe this because of the numerous eyewitness accounts that are accurately recorded in the Bible and which were not opposed by...

Christian Spirituality: Resurrection of Lord Jesus Christ., days in hades, lord jesus christ
days in hades, lord jesus christ, resurrection of jesus: Yes but with some variation. In actuality, there is a small misinterpretation here but it doesn t require any change in belief or anything. Jesus, spent three days in Hades announcing to those who have died that his mission was completed and to save them...

Christian Spirituality: spiritual rape, invitation to life, christian spirituality
invitation to life, christian spirituality, gun to your head: Hi Rose, I pastor an Independent Christian Church. That denomination shares a history with Churches of Christ, and the Disciples of Christ. Both the Independent Christian Churches and Churches of Christ are pretty conservative as a group, and we have been...

Christian Spirituality: Your Opinion on Afterlife, souls of animals, god god
souls of animals, god god, god is love: Hello Alexandra. Thank you for the honor of answering your question. This I know, and this you can know: It is written, Bless the Lord, for He is good. His mercy endures forever. Every good and perfect gift comes from God. God is love. Love...

Christian Spirituality: God speaking?, doubt, mario depeine sr
doubt, mario depeine sr, faith: Raul, Have you looked into the passages that I gave you? See also Psalm 37. If you are filled with doubt, then perhaps you need to spend more time praying and understanding what God s will is for you. God does not want you to make any decisions...

Christian Spirituality: Mafia
Don, this is a great question, and one that I did not understand very well until only recently. As a Lutheran, I was very familiar with the contrast between salvation by grace (purely a gift from God) versus salvation (in whole or in part) by good works,...

Christian Spirituality: Signs
I understand. It is written, Every good and perfect gift comes from God. I know the plans I have for you, plans for good and not evil, to give you a future and a hope. God is not the author of confusion, but of peace. So, if you have CERTAINTY,...

Christian Spirituality: Gentile/Jew
Ryan, Thanks for your question. I m not sure it really is the case that the gentiles were willing to acknowledge Jesus before the Jews. All of Jesus initial disciples were Jews. The 3000 baptized on Pentecost were also Jews. All of the authors of the...

Christian Spirituality: ressurection of the soul after death, death, resurrection
death, resurrection, judgment day: We have a soul that only God can keep alive or destroy (Matthew 10:28). The soul can be destroyed in hell, by God. No one else has the authority to destroy the soul. You are right. The Bible makes reference to judgment as an event that occurs after death...

Christian Spirituality: Strange phenomena
James, Thanks for your question. It certainly sounds like you have an intriguing mystery to be solved. I would be inclined toward concluding that there must be some natural explanation for the things you have been experiencing with the mysterious...

Christian Spirituality: The Antichrist Question. Man of the hour?
Mark, Thanks for your question. I would not agree with the understanding of the Antichrist as merely a myth, but I also believe that the popular understanding that he is a single political/religious figure who rises up against the church in the final...

Christian Spirituality: Birth date of Lord Jesus Christ., birth of christ, christianity
birth of christ, christianity, mario depeine sr: Jesus was not born in 6 - 4 BC to 30 - 33 AD. The years with the designation of AD mark the beginning of Jesus life. Therefore, Jesus was born in AD 1. AD 1 is the beginning of the 1st Century AD, the first 100 years dating the start of Jesus life. If...

Christian Spirituality: Birth date of Lord Jesus Christ.
Prashant, Thanks for your question. In reference to the numbering of the centuries, it reverses when we pass backward into the B.C. era. So, Jesus was born in the First Century B.C. and died and rose during the First Century A.D. I would also...

Christian Spirituality: Birth date of Lord Jesus Christ.
Dear Prashant Jesus was born in the year 1, in the first century, if we want to use our current accounting approach. Thus the year AD 1 in the first century AD. However, many if not most scholars believe He was probably born between 4 and 6 BC, which...

Christian Spirituality: Birth date of Lord Jesus Christ.
First of all, a slight correction... A century is a 100 year period. To say that someone was born in the 4th century would be to assume he was born between the year 300 and 399. Just like the 21st century is 2000 through 2999 and so on. I can t really...

Christian Spirituality: Knowledge.
Alisson, The phrase means that having knowledge of spiritual matters results in clarity of vision or right understanding. This right understanding is of an often unseen reality and is contrasted with the reality we sense with our physical senses. This knowledge...

Christian Spirituality: I need to rid myself of any possible demons
Hello Yasmin, Three things should happen: 1. GETTING CLEANSED FROM SIN It is written in the word of God by the Apostle John, If you confess your sins, God is faithful and just to forgive your sins and cleanse you from all unrighteousness. It...

Christian Spirituality: Popular Christian Women Speakers
There certainly are some concerns about the activities of Joyce Meyer, Beth Moore, and others, based on these verses and some of Paul s other statements in 1 Corinthians and the Pastoral Epistles. The verses speak in particular to the pastoral office...

Christianity -- Christian Living: what is the 19 Names of Jesus Christ In revelations, names of jesus christ, revelation 19
names of jesus christ, revelation 19, names of jesus: Hello, Melissa. In Revelation 19 Jesus Christ is referred to as the Lamb. He is the One Who died on the cross for the sins of the elect. Also written on His vesture and thigh were the words KING OF KINGS, LORD OF LORDS. He is called The Word of God,...

Christianity -- Christian Living: 1st. Timothy hapter 5, nieces and nephews, breast cancer
nieces and nephews, breast cancer, timothy chapter: Hi Dennis, Thank you for this great question. Here is what the Bible says in the passage you cited: 1Ti 5:3 Honour widows that are widows indeed. 1Ti 5:4 But if any widow have children or nephews, let them learn first to shew piety at home, and...

Christianity -- Christian Living: 2 churchs...1 household, holy spirits, truth of god
holy spirits, truth of god, walk with god: Thats hogwash..tell her to follow the Holy Spirits leading in her heart. If he s content to not grow, so be it...but if she wants to grow...allow her to move on. I would like to add that most churches do not teach and preach the whole truth of God,...

Christianity -- Christian Living: 2 different questions, trusting jesus christ, jesus cross
trusting jesus christ, jesus cross, sexual intercourse: Dear Sassy, Congratulations on coming to Jesus Christ as your Savior! Let me encourage you to seek out his guidance everyday. I want to encourage you to begin to read the New Testament with the attitude of letting God teach you about Jesus and what the...

Christianity -- Christian Living: 2 friends, ephesians 3 20, friends in need
ephesians 3 20, friends in need, lap dog: Hi Alex! Bless your heart - I have a great idea....you can help your friend with the electric bill and find a rescue dog for your other friend. But in selecting a dog for your friend you need to consider (1) does she really have room for a dog, (2) will...

Christianity -- Christian Living: 25 with a curfew, decsions, morining
decsions, morining, decsion: Dear One, you are in quite a fix! Your letter was like reading my granddaughter s letter. She is 21 and going through the same things as you. The one difference is, the side note of your mother s sad experience. I am so sorry that she had to witness such...

Christianity -- Christian Living: About a boy, root work, step dad
root work, step dad, bad person: Greetings in Christ! Thank you for writing and sharing. I ve read your thoughts and it sounds as if you are in a difficult position. I see that you are 25 years old and a senior in college. This tells me that you are at the age of accountability. I trust...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Christian Dating - Breaking Up, receiving the holy spirit, free online bible study
receiving the holy spirit, free online bible study, being led by the spirit: Hi Kristen, Well, there are a two things to consider in this question. 1. Whenever you are in a dating situation, you are never officially obligated to the other person. So, technically, you are not obligated to remain committed to that person once...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Christian friend, nieces and nephews, christian friend
nieces and nephews, christian friend, cerebral palsy: The short answer to your question is, No, I do not think this is normal if normal means the attitude that Jesus Christ had nor that of His disciples through out the ages. The Scriptures tell us that love covers a multitude of sins. If someone is in sin then...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Church and State, relative truth, constant reminder
relative truth, constant reminder, freedom of religion: Wow! Very interesting question. The first thing that we have to bring to the forefront here, technically, there is nothing in the US constitution that says there is to be a separation of church and state. That is something that is in other constitutions...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Dating Commitments-How Binding Are They?, boyfriend and girlfriend, verbal commitment
boyfriend and girlfriend, verbal commitment, 1 samuel: Hi Kristen, I think I understand where you are coming from here. You are wondering if the verbal commitment that they made to each other binds them together, or if they would then be lying if they broke up since they had said they would not. Remember...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Donating Blood, donating blood, 1 samuel
donating blood, 1 samuel, bible study: Of Course there are no stupid questions when it comes to your marriage and your salvation. So, I don t think your question is stupid at all (-: The answer to your question is no. The important thing to keep in mind here is a scripture that I find myself...

Christianity -- Christian Living: re: demons torment christians, mild seizure, seizure disorders
mild seizure, seizure disorders, demonic possession: Hi again Mary, Hmm... this is a puzzler. Look around your home and make sure there are no items present that might have evil attributes. This could include religious items, icons, statues, Ouija boards, certain Occult items, family jewelry, etc. Do you...

Christianity -- Christian Living: doubting teens, faith in god, true happiness
faith in god, true happiness, holy nature: Dear Marci, I am catholic and I can give you my answer about all those people who died without knowing Christ; according to the teachings of the Catholic Church they do not go necessarily to Hell. Let me explain below. God loves us infinitely and He desires...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Fibromyalgia and Spouse of Bi-Polar that was a Heroin baby, spiritual encouragement, disability insurance
spiritual encouragement, disability insurance, rapid cycling: Oh Donette, my heart really goes out to you! There are a lot of things to cover in your question, so I am going to do my best. I am sure that you decided to pose this question to me since I have also been diagnosed with CF and Fibro, so I am going to...

Christianity -- Christian Living: doubting teens, purgatory and heaven, religious zealot
Christianity -- Christian Living: doubting teens, purgatory and heaven, religious zealot, robert g ingersoll

Christianity -- Christian Living: Lost & Hopeless Marriage, olan hicks, guilt trip
Christianity -- Christian Living: Lost & Hopeless Marriage, olan hicks, guilt trip, google

Christianity -- Christian Living: forgiveness of the dead and god, god of second chances, unforgiving spirit
god of second chances, unforgiving spirit, lord and savior: Dear One, our God is a God of second chances ! I am so pleased to hear that you believe in Jesus and that He is your Lord and Savior. So lets get a few things on the table right up front, so you can have peace of mind. First of all, believing...

Christianity -- Christian Living: is god real., personal relationship, 3 ways
personal relationship, 3 ways, hes: Hi Jenna Its very real. I know what you mean though. Sometimes I have felt like God isnt listening. Let me put it this way, when you pray, God can answer your prayer in 3 ways. He can say yes , no or wait . It may just be that your faith is being...

Christianity -- Christian Living: guidance, son kaleb, god god
son kaleb, god god, gastridous: The first thing that I want to tell you is that yes, there is hope. It is never to late to turn back to God. God always accepts us as we are, but he loves us so much that he doesn t let us stay that way. The second thing is that it is never to late for you...

Christianity -- Christian Living: are you going to heaven?, mosaic law, greek dictionaries
mosaic law, greek dictionaries, english lexicon: Hello Kyle, First, what you have written is not a question, but rather an attempt to teach me about things of which you know too little. Second, you assume far too much about me and what I believe or do not believe. I simply help people understand exactly...

Christianity -- Christian Living: are you going to heaven?, mosaic law, greek dictionaries
mosaic law, greek dictionaries, english lexicon: Dear Kyle, I believe that all those who have faith in the Lord, strain to do His will. God loves us infinitely and He desires to lead each of us to the eternal life and to the true happiness. But God is perfectly Holy and Good; God cannot tolerate...

Christianity -- Christian Living: are you going to heaven?, mosaic law, greek dictionaries
mosaic law, greek dictionaries, english lexicon: Hi Kyle, Thanks for the inaccurate and unjust condemnation of me and millions of other people. By whose authority do you judge us? AllExperts is a place to ask questions not to condemn those of us who volunteer our time trying to help people. Nonetheless,...

Christianity -- Christian Living: are you going to heaven?, mosaic law, greek dictionaries
mosaic law, greek dictionaries, english lexicon: Hi Kyle Wow, thats quite a question! I am not going to answer it using greek/hebrew biblical references as I m not that way inclined. However, I believe you have grossy missrepresented the meaning of Jesus words from the passage you have quoted....

Christianity -- Christian Living: info, sabbath days, proof texts
sabbath days, proof texts, scripture verses: There are some Christian groups that do say there are certain foods you should not eat. But there are others who don t have food restrictions. They all have their proof texts for why they believe a certain way. It is between you and God as to what is...

Christianity -- Christian Living: I keep falling down in my walk with God, apostle james, story of rahab
apostle james, story of rahab, walk with god: Hello Old Bear, Sorry for the delay in answering. I ve been awfully busy lately and I don t do this for a living. Don t feel alone. Most people, if not all, do not consistently behave according to their confessed beliefs. This is mostly because they do not...

Christianity -- Christian Living: kent hovind, kent hovind, blood of the lamb
kent hovind, blood of the lamb, pastor don: Hi, I actually contacted their staff because of this very reason. I found out that he was targeted by the IRS because of his contraversial beliefs. He claims that he did not knowingly defraud the government. One think that I have learned in my 20+ years...

Christianity -- Christian Living: kylekelton@yahoo.com, mosaic law, greek dictionaries
mosaic law, greek dictionaries, english lexicon: Who are you but an angry man? Are you Jew or Gentile?. I must admit you have got my interest, but then you also may be a lunatic seeking a victim? If you want to expose yourself and tell me more, that s fine. If you don t see this than that s fine too,...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Lost & Hopeless Marriage, generational curses, female friendships
generational curses, female friendships, porn addict: Hi Again Erika, I do not believe that pronography would fit the Biblical exception clause for divorce and remarriage. It is an interesting point thought. Jesus said that if you have looked on a woman to lust after her, you have committed adultery in your...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Lying to Parents., eyes of god, bible study
eyes of god, bible study, wedding day: Hello, Your marital status has nothing to do with anyone else but you, your husband, and God. If you confess your marriage vows before God and in the presence of witnesses (much like you do when you are saved), then you are married in the eyes of God. ...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Marriage question, common law marriage, legal marriage
common law marriage, legal marriage, marriage license: Hi, I m not a lawyer, so this is just based on what I understand. My understanding is that generally speaking common law doesn t kick in until seven years. Assuming his relationships haven t been that long and he isn t wealthy, I wouldn t worry about it....

Christianity -- Christian Living: Mormonism, wayne tucker, mormonism
wayne tucker, mormonism, mormon: Kirsten, In the US, one is free to practice faith in any manner. Even among the Mormons, one may legally marry outside that faith. It may be frowned upon by others in that faith, but it is entirely legal. An ex-Mormon is free to marry anyone whose...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Opinion, kent hovind, preson
kent hovind, preson, saviour: Hi To be honest I havent heard of Kent Hovind. I dont think people who dont go to church go to hell as heaven is for those who have accepted Jesus as their Lord and saviour. However, if we dont fellowship with other christians we become weaker in the...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Opinion, kent hovind, christian circles
kent hovind, christian circles, apostle paul: Hello Svyatoslav, I must admit, I haven t followed the Kent Hovind case as closely as many others probably have. I certainly uphold Creationist views, although I hold them more loosely and I admit unanswered questions more readily than many Creationists...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Pre-marital sex, pre marital sex, christian couple
pre marital sex, christian couple, sexual activity: Hi Kristen Thanks for your question. As it s so short and to the point, I have to make several assumptions. The first is that the couple are both Christians, the second is that they feel that it was wrong to have pre-marital sex. I personally believe...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Pre-marital sex, galatians chapter 5, pre marital sex
galatians chapter 5, pre marital sex, marriage covenant: Fornicaton is sexual sin and the Bible is clear that fornicators do not enter the Kingdom of God.. Galatians Chapter 5 019: Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, 020: Idolatry, witchcraft,...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Pre-marital sex, pre marital sex, sexual immorality
pre marital sex, sexual immorality, something in your heart: Hi Kristen, There is a short answer and a long answer to your question. I am going to give you the long answer (-: If a couple makes the mistake of having pre-marital sex, the first thing that they need to do is stop and repent. That does not mean...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Promises, wayne tucker, promises
wayne tucker, promises, god: Kirsten, Yes, they may marry. God understands that we make promises we can t keep. What we are really saying is, God, of all the people you have brought into my life so far, I do not see any I want to marry. If this is all there is, I am not going...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Question, god doesn, lord god
god doesn, lord god, sting: By all means sweetheart. There are times when we may think that the Lord is leading us in a certain direction (especially in the area of relationships) but then the Lord will speak His truth to our hearts...then it s time to set things straight. It s very...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Another question, boyfriend and girlfriend, dumb question
boyfriend and girlfriend, dumb question, stupid question: Hi Kristen. Thanks for your follow-up. I think it s time for you to take some time out to clear your head and start reading your Bible to learn a bit more about God. You sound like you re stressing about the smallest things and are being a bit irrational...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Sabbath day STILL active ?, sabbath commandment, sabbath day
sabbath commandment, sabbath day, what is the sabbath: What is the Sabbath? The hebrew for Sabbath is Shabbath meaning intermission or cessation from work.(7) The term Sabbath has been used of the first and eight day (Lev 23:39) and also of the seventh year (Lev 25:4). The Sabbath that is referred to here with...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Scripture, sluggard, seven men
sluggard, seven men, lazy man: Dear Mo, The New King James explains it better.....The lazy man is wiser in his own eyes Than seven men who can answer sensibly. It means that lazy people are arrogant in believing they are clever, wise people never claim this. Hope this...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Scripture, galatians 5, colossians 1
galatians 5, colossians 1, hope of glory: Dear Friend, This proverb reveals how blinding pride is in a person who is lazy. He thinks doing nothing and living off the efforts of others is great, when it is truly foolish. The degree of pride is such that he sees a group of 7 wise people who try to...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Scripture, lion on the road, confident fool
lion on the road, confident fool, sluggard: It helps to look at this scripture in context (along with surrounding scriptures) and in a few different translations. Here is the Amplified: Do you see a man wise in his own eyes and conceit? There is more hope for a [self-confident] fool than for...

Christianity -- Christian Living: sexual orientation, son jesus christ, homosexual orientation
son jesus christ, homosexual orientation, relationship with god: Well Allen, you sure ask a lot of questions, for which you seem to think that god is to blame, and that is true, god is to blame, but not the God who gave his son Jesus Christ on the cross so you could have everlasting life, a life forgiven from sin (not sinless)...

Christianity -- Christian Living: sexual orientation, orientation activities, homosexual orientation
orientation activities, homosexual orientation, relationship with god: Sexual Orientation/Activities and the Will of God I want to begin by stating that I believe the Scriptures (as related in the Old and New Testaments) are in fact the Words of God. The principals, truths, and standards are immutable. They are the absolute...

Christianity -- Christian Living: sexual orientation, homosexual orientation, relationship with god
homosexual orientation, relationship with god, close to understanding: Hi Allen, I completely disagree with your basic assessment. I do not believe homosexuality is a curse at all, but a blessing and a path to compassion and wisdom. NOWHERE does the Bible condemn homosexuality. Biblically, homosexuals are placed in the exact...

Christianity -- Christian Living: 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 -- Christian Living: sexual orientation, homosexual orientation, relationship with god
homosexual orientation, relationship with god, close to understanding: Hi Allen, I am going to be straight with you. I am going to give it to you the way I understand it. Of course that is just this one person s understanding. But that is what I will give to you. You can use it if it is useful to you. If I was to tell...

Christianity -- Christian Living: sexual orientation, homosexual orientation, sexual desires
homosexual orientation, sexual desires, relationship with god: Dear Allen, I firmly believe that homesexual is a grave perversion, exactly as pedophilia, sadism or masochism. Homosexuality is due to grave psichic problem lying in the unconscious, and this is the reason why you cannot change your sexual desires. However...

Christianity -- Christian Living: sexual orientation, homosexual orientation, relationship with god
homosexual orientation, relationship with god, close to understanding: Dear Allen, Sorry to be so late, but I ve not been able to get into the AllExperts server to answer questions until now. As a Christian, how many people have you met or heard who have struggled with the sins of drunkenness, drugs, adultery, lying, and...

Christianity -- Christian Living: sexual orientation, homosexual orientation, relationship with god
homosexual orientation, relationship with god, close to understanding: Thank you for your question. It is one of the crucial questions of our times. I sense a lot of emotion in the tone of your question which is more defensive than it is inquiring. As an attorney, I urge you to see both sides of an issue before reaching a conclusion....

Christianity -- Christian Living: sexual purity, galatians 2, sexual purity
galatians 2, sexual purity, mature relationship: Dear Susan, Living for Jesus goes beyond what we do, but is based upon responding to Him and letting Him direct your paths. Avoiding premarital sex and the perversion of oral sex is appropriate. God designed sex to provide a unique way to express the...

Christianity -- Christian Living: tithing, tithes and offerings, church of the living god
tithes and offerings, church of the living god, windows of heaven: Hi Vic, Thanks for this question. I am so sorry for my late response. I have not heard of the method you discribe beofore.... Here is what I know about the tithe and where it goes: Malachi 3:8-10 8 Will a man rob God? Yet ye have robbed me. But ye...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Wedding Vows, ring vows, worldly goods
ring vows, worldly goods, correct response: Hi Kristen I ve now had several questions from you on the same theme. It sounds like you are having real anxiety issues and there are some deep insecurity issues also. My recommendation is that you speak to your doctor about it and ask to be referred...

Christianity -- Christian Living: why?, christian god, man god
christian god, man god, holy spirit: Hi Martha, Sorry to hear that you ve been through all of this...stuff! While you have provided a lot of information there are still many areas where I am not getting a clear picture of what was (or may still be) going on. This I do know...you have been wounded...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Adam and his descendants, father abraham, way to heaven
father abraham, way to heaven, seeth: The scriptures do answer this question, however the way they do it leaves some room for variations in the detail. I believe that those that died in faith - believing that God would save them - went to a paradise, which was not heaven, but a place of waiting....

Christianity -- Christian Living: advice, singleness, man down
singleness, man down, good friend: Hi Veronica, I hope that you do not think that the contents of my reply was simply to tell you not to get married. All I was trying to tell you is why I think that so many others of your friends are telling you to stay single...I have never told you to just...

Christianity -- Christian Living: my anger, full time job, relaxation method
full time job, relaxation method, fellow christian: Hi Pat, Thank you for your question. I can see that you are very frustrated. I m sorry. It seems that you have your hands full on several accounts. According to your e-mail, it also sounds like you may be standing alone on raising your children - and you...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Bad things to good people, strong faith, giving man
strong faith, giving man, wealthy man: Kenneth, the Bible does not have all the answers to all our encounters, trials and tribulations whilst on earth. However, I have done some study on this issue before and would appreciate if you could read my book at http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Troy/9519/mls/mls.ht...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Battle, spiritual wickedness, rulers of the darkness
spiritual wickedness, rulers of the darkness, good fight of faith: Victor, Thank you for your nice comments. My public education is limited to a High School diploma. I have had the privilege if sitting under some great Pastor/Teacher leadership in the past 27 years (since becoming a Christian), along with spending many...

Christianity -- Christian Living: BIBLE STUDY QUESTION, infinite god, downward spiral
infinite god, downward spiral, image of god: Thank you for your question. It s a good one. Being conformed to the image of God is a process that (in my opinion) will continue even in eternity. Even if we are free of sin, we will still have growth to accomplish to conform ourselves to an infinite God....

Christianity -- Christian Living: can a backsliding christian have a demon?, holy spirit lives, backsliding christian
holy spirit lives, backsliding christian, casting out demons: Victor, Acts 19:13-16 specifically deals with this danger. I have not found any references that indicate that just because someone has a miraculous power to expel demons, that they are always a believer. This passage seems to indicate otherwise. Apparently...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Would i be a bad Christian if i had my Bazaar on a Sunday, christmas bazaar, early christians
christmas bazaar, early christians, mum and dad: Like I said in my reply, there is no law to say that you cannot do business on a sunday. We need to reserve one day of the week for worship and sunday was the exemplary day chosen by the early Christians. Having said that Christmas is another issue and this...

Christianity -- Christian Living: basic questions and facts, translations of the bible, writers of the bible
translations of the bible, writers of the bible, god of islam: My computer caused a few errors at the beginning of this message that I did not correct before I sent it. It should read, Hello Everyone, This is Mr. McClellan, I think that there are a few very basic and fundamental questions that you must have the...

Christianity -- Christian Living: can a Christian lose their salvation?, lord jesus christ, sinners prayer
lord jesus christ, sinners prayer, faith god: Victor, Every one that believes on the Lord Jesus Christ, HAS ETERNAL LIFE. That means that they are eternally secure in Christ. There is no way that they can perish, as Christ has paid their sin debt, forgiven them of their sins, and has secured for them...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Christian morality, list of character traits, jesus christians
list of character traits, jesus christians, holding grudges: Hi Terri, I m happy to tell you that there is no such scripture. The Bible teaches that God holds everyone accountable according to each individuals ability to understand and obey him. If, due to no fault of your own, you really can t understand and obey...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Churches Selling Merchandise, freewill offerings, den of thieves
freewill offerings, den of thieves, house of prayer: Tiffany, I share your concern over this practice. If the church is utilizing this as a fund raiser, I find no support for it in Scripture. If it is done only on a cost recovery basis, I have no problem with it. In Scripture, Jesus chided the money changers...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Cloning, clonation, quantum physics
clonation, quantum physics, biological organisms: Dear Jessica, souls are tracendent entities and they are created directly by God. God forbids cloning, as well as He forbids adultery. Nevertheless God gives a soul to those who are conceived through adultery or through clonation. How can I know that...

Christianity -- Christian Living: christianity, the devil, sensing spirits and dreams., gift of the holy spirit, awful dreams
gift of the holy spirit, awful dreams, scary dreams: Dear Marissa, I have never had any similar experiences. I am sure that such experiences have nothing to do with your spiritual growth. I think your dreams do not come from the devil, but they are a product of your uncoscious. Probably a doctor can give...

Christianity -- Christian Living: communion, desires of your heart, christ jesus
desires of your heart, christ jesus, married person: Hello Marlene, I really want to tell you how neat I think it is that your re making the decision to take communion at home. Every Christian (single or married person), should be doing this. There are so many benefits to taking communion at home...where it...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Demons and the human mind, casting down imaginations, 2 corinthians 10
casting down imaginations, 2 corinthians 10, weapons of our warfare: Hi Paul, THanks for this follow up. I am very sorry for my late response. I will have to admit that I do not believe that the Bible is very clear on this subject. Here is wheat I can tell you. 1. Satan did place something in a believer s heart......

Christianity -- Christian Living: Demons and the human mind, Satan, spirit
Satan, spirit, Holy Spirit: Dear Paul, What I was trying to say was that Satan’s influence is deception through our senses in an appeal to the flesh. It is not a direct appeal to our mind as the Spirit of God does, but indirect. It’s like a really twisted person who wants to cause...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Desires of the Heart, desires of the heart, home group
desires of the heart, home group, physical space: Hi Anita, I m not quite clear what you asking here. Assuming you have the physical space, You can invite people to your home and begin a home group. Likewise there are many Christians looking for a spouse. If you work with a local congregation and pastor...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Devout Christian parents upset over tattoo, horror movie fan, devout christians
horror movie fan, devout christians, christian parents: Hi Jennifer, :-) You make me smile. I actually didn t pass judgment on people who have tattoos ...since you couldn t find anything to cut and paste to offer as evidence. What I DID was to try to suggest that what you re attributing to your parents...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Divorce, lack of self esteem, scriptural context
lack of self esteem, scriptural context, mack truck: Tori, I apologize for not fully understanding the situation with your husband when I gave my response. You are correct that his situation is inappropriate, at best. Since the divorce is finalized, there is no need to deal with the what if s. It is now...

Christianity -- Christian Living: divorce, Divorce, Remarriage
Divorce, Remarriage: Avron, Allow me to list some of the verses that I m sure you ve read, because you allude to them in your question: (Mat 5:31-32 NIV) It has been said, Anyone who divorces his wife must give her a certificate of ...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Eigth day creation, authors of the bible, 6th day creation
authors of the bible, 6th day creation, creation genesis: Dear Loretta, according to Genesis, Adam was creared on the 6th day, and not on 8th day. Anyway let me say that I do not think that the Genesis is to be interpreted literally and I think that in the beginning God created the laws of physics which give...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Faced with perpetual symptoms of social phobia, fear social self-esteem anxiety
fear social self-esteem anxiety: Dear Mehluli, I am still praying about what Scriptures I might give to you to help your situation. A few more things to think about before the Scriptures: (1) What words can you put to your thoughts when you get into a social situation? Maybe you could...

Christianity -- Christian Living: christianity, the devil, sensing spirits and dreams., disbelief, islam
Christianity -- Christian Living: christianity, the devil, sensing spirits and dreams., disbelief, islam, lord is my savior

Christianity -- Christian Living: Lutheran VS Greek Orthodoxy, greek orthodoxy, true church
Christianity -- Christian Living: Lutheran VS Greek Orthodoxy, greek orthodoxy, true church, college education

Christianity -- Christian Living: living Christ like, jew and gentile, apostle paul
Christianity -- Christian Living: living Christ like, jew and gentile, apostle paul, personal lord

Christianity -- Christian Living: Mental Illnesses and spirituality, demonic possession, realistic perspective
Christianity -- Christian Living: Mental Illnesses and spirituality, demonic possession, realistic perspective, mental illnesses

Christianity -- Christian Living: What does this mean?, upside down cross, christian symbol
Christianity -- Christian Living: What does this mean?, upside down cross, christian symbol, holly

Christianity -- Christian Living: my walk, visible church, church member
Christianity -- Christian Living: my walk, visible church, church member, bipolar

Christianity -- Christian Living: is flirting a sin, mannerism, holy spirit
mannerism, holy spirit, flirts: Any person that flirts with another, also flirts with the danger of causing another to sin. If we lust after another that we are not married to, we commit adultery in our hearts. Those that would use flirtatious means of attraction, are causing a brother or...

Christianity -- Christian Living: forgiveness, adultery, betrayal
adultery, betrayal, broken heart: Dear Lisa, Yes, you can be hurting from the affair and still forgive your mutual friend. Your emotional pain does not appear to come from a lack of forgiveness, but from the emotions responding to the betrayal of your husband and your ‘friend’ of 15 years....

Christianity -- Christian Living: the will of god for chrisitians, faith in god, store id
faith in god, store id, holy spirit: Wow, this is a broad question Crystal. I don t think I can answer it quickly but I can recommend a book called Being Christian which is a nice concise and easy to understand book. Here is the link: https://secure2.convio.net/nlm/site/Ecommerce/?store_id=1201&NAME=Being+Christian...

Christianity -- Christian Living: hipothetically speaking, internet tv radio, question pool
internet tv radio, question pool, human essence: Hi William - saw this in the question pool and also saw Philip Senn s reply. I agree with Philip completely. I might also add that while we re 2000 years after Jesus did come to earth, we are still just as human as the people then. Really no different at...

Christianity -- Christian Living: If jesus had first arrived in 2008, divine prophecy, according to scripture
divine prophecy, according to scripture, time god: William, Of course, anything that I would write on this subject would be complete speculation on my part. According to Scripture, Jesus came according to God s perfect timing and plan. In the fullness of time, God sent forth His Son to be born of a virgin......

Christianity -- Christian Living: I Will Never Leave You Nor Forsake You!, comander in chief, jesus is god
comander in chief, jesus is god, god jesus: Deut. 31:6-8; jOSH. 1:5 I WILL NEVER LEAVE YOU NOR FORSAKE YOU. The point here is, where God is, there is sufficient resource. If God s preence is perpetual, then so will be the necessities of life. Therefore, the crucial necessity is our abiding relationship...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Living Conditions, cohabitation, living together before marriage
cohabitation, living together before marriage: Hi Albert, thank you for your question. You raise a question that so many people raise all the time and it s one that deserves repeated attention. I myself, like many others have fallen into this trap of living together before marriage. I ve justified it...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Love, natural affection, apostle john
natural affection, apostle john, sexual love: First of all let me explain that the english word love has different meanings and connotations in Greek (as used in the original new testament)... Eros- sexual love Storge- natural affection e.g family romans 1:31 Phileo- friendship Agape-God’s love...

Christianity -- Christian Living: :Lutheran VS Greek Orthodox, greek orthodoxy, writers of the bible
greek orthodoxy, writers of the bible, false doctrines: Hello Carol, I ve added to this letter below my last addition. I hope that you are still interested and I appreciate the rating you ve given me, but not because it credits me with anything. I thank you because it indicates to me that you may really be seeking...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Lutheran VS Greek Orthodoxy, greek orthodoxy, greek orthodox church
greek orthodoxy, greek orthodox church, false premise: This is going to be tough, seeing as your husband is now Greek orthodox. You can try to point out to her that the claim they are the true church is based on a false premise. The church is the Christian collective; those who have the spirit of Christ...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Lutheran vs Orthodoxy, orthodoxy, greek orthodoxy
orthodoxy, greek orthodoxy, russian orthodoxy: Hi Carol - Greetings to you in the name of Jesus our Lord. I confess I m not an expert in Eastern Orthodoxy (Greek, Russian, etc.), however I can give you some basic fundamental differences in their belief system and point you to some websites that may help...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Lutheran vs Orthodoxy, protestant reformation, protestant churches
protestant reformation, protestant churches, god looks at the heart: Hi Carol, This difficulty has existed within the Church since Luther and his associates lead the Protestant Reformation. Neither Roman Catholicism nor the Eastern Orthodoxies accept any of the Protestant Churches as fully acceptable (not do they allow...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Could I be a lesbian?, sin, lesbian
sin, lesbian, love: Dear Corrina, Stop and think a minute. Look at the email you wrote. You are 13 and you are obsessed with sex. This is an even issue bigger than whether you are a lesbian or not. Sex was never designed by God to be something that becomes recreation or...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Am I a lesbian now., sex, love
sex, love, feelings: Hi Corrina, We human beings are natural givers. If we are free of all our negative blocks, we will give naturally. Sex is a form of the giving of love. It involves such intense feeling, that is requires a lot of control. At your age, you are just...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Could I be a lesbian?, strange feelings, sex with a guy
strange feelings, sex with a guy, lesbian porn: Thank you for your question. From its length, I gather you are concerned. My expertise is Christian Living and I will limit my comments to that area. In Romans 2, Paul makes it clear that same gender sexual relations violate God s will. Psychologists inform...

Christianity -- Christian Living: living Christ like, verses from the bible, abraham and isaac
verses from the bible, abraham and isaac, reverent fear: Dear Terri, below you can find some verses. Matt 5:48 Be you therefore perfect, as also your heavenly Father is perfect. 1 Cor. 11:1 Be imitators of me, just as I am of Christ. 2 Cor. 13:11 Finally, brethren, farewell. Aim to be perfect, be...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Marriage advice in the eyes of God, god question, marriage advice
god question, marriage advice, eyes of god: Auuhhh.....okay, that answers the problem.....Yours, and your husbands.. His resentment toward the church is very unstandable Brianna, many have looked to the church for help rather than to the Christ the church talks of....They have also come to see the...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Masturbation, mental health act, razor blade
mental health act, razor blade, biology lesson: Hi there, I do not know which post your referring to, but what I do know is; God is the Creator of the human body & as such knows what is best for it, so if he says Masturbation is harmful & should be avoided, I take his word for it as the wise Creator. ...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Mental Illnesses and spirituality, Mental Illness, Demon Possession
Mental Illness, Demon Possession: Tracie, The reason this issue seems a bit fuzzy is that it is a fuzzy issue. The Bible is not clear about this one, so the best we can do is base our ideas on the principles we find in the Scriptures. I am fully convinced that much of what is considered...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Mermaid repetiveness?, mermaid series, america ferrera
mermaid series, america ferrera, fairy folk: Hi, You raise several interesting points here. I have written a study of the Mer People, their origins and present role in global society here: http://allfaith.com/prophecy/merovingian.html Merovech (Meroveus or Merovius in Latin and Mérovée in...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Music, sexual encounter, bordem
sexual encounter, bordem, stonecipher: Teresa, tell me why all the music seems to be sexual to you. What if a married couple or a couple in love was listening to the same music you are listening too. How do they feel about the same music? How is it that you see it as bad ? I don t understand...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Music/ Club, decent variety, father in heaven
decent variety, father in heaven, dear one: No Teresa, I don t believe that is the proper way to handle this situation. You are putting the decision on God - this is your decision, not his. You are to choose to do as He asks of you. Putting yourself in the center of temptation is a wrong choice. ...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Music cont., spiritual maturity, apostle paul
spiritual maturity, apostle paul, god god: Temptation will always be around you Teresa. As you mature in Christ, you choose to do the right thing. So what, that you still like the music, and you know that the words do not glorify God (or woman for that matter), because of your spiritual maturity and...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Music cont., lead us not into temptation, poetry places
lead us not into temptation, poetry places, bowling alley: Let me ask you a question. What affect do you think the music in the bowling alley, skating rink or restaurants, are going to have on you? I have been to all those places, and take my children there, and I don t find any of them offensive! I can t imagine...

Christianity -- Christian Living: marriage, immigration status, living arrangement
immigration status, living arrangement, married couple: FEMI, If you have sired a son by a woman that you are not married to, that is a sin. Living with her when you are not married is also a sin. God cannot see you as a married couple until you meet the requirements of the law for marriage. The Scriptures make...

Christianity -- Christian Living: What does this mean?, Upside-Down Cross
Upside-Down Cross: 21 October 2008 Dear Jennifer, Generally, an upside-down Latin cross (your description) means that the person is very much against Jesus Christ and Christianity--perhaps even a Satanist. Sometimes such people believe that God does exist, but they are...

Christianity -- Christian Living: I need a word from God, ingersoll robert, robert g ingersoll
ingersoll robert, robert g ingersoll, prometheus books: 1pm, wed, oct29 hi, natalie; i m sorry to hear that you are worried. I can help if you can accept some really good advice. Part of your pain, I believe, is caused by your belief in the myth about god and all the related myths, lies, and fables....

Christianity -- Christian Living: noor, natural desires, sexual intimacy
natural desires, sexual intimacy, open rebellion: Hi! Thank you for writing. In today s culture, this doesn t make a whole lot of sense to a lot of people. But to the devout Christian, when God sets forth certain principles and commands, we do our best to live by them. Living together is one thing, but sex...

Christianity -- Christian Living: OUTREACH WORKERS, outreach, volunteerism
outreach, volunteerism, Goodwill: Hi Gwen - thank you for your kinds words of review. I m glad I was able to help you. As for your followup, basically, the nature of such outreach is manifested in many ways based on your audience. Let me give you some example scenarios to help clarify what...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Which path to take, jesus the son of god, rocky relationship
jesus the son of god, rocky relationship, god thing: I actually counsel women and men not to make a commitment of moving in with them based on a promise that they will be married soon. Until those wedding vows have been said in a legal setting, there is no binding legality to the promise. They can easily break...

Christianity -- Christian Living: pray, getting a divorce, salvations
getting a divorce, salvations, brother and sister: Hi Veronica, I have just prayed for both Shawn and Brittany...their marriage, their salvations and their family members. I prayed for you as well. Hope that you are doing well and that all is going well for you...if things aren t, then you know who can make...

Christianity -- Christian Living: prior post, anime card, honest questions
anime card, honest questions, sheltered life: 1.) I asked you to not contact me again...if you persist I will contact the AllExperts moderators. 2.) It s not your mission in life to open anyone s eyes to the your infected type of new religion...nor was there ever any chance of you sparking any of...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Righteous and the Blood Of Jesus, confirmation purposes, precious jesus
confirmation purposes, precious jesus, lord and savior: Teresa, you are such a joy! God has to be pleased with you. First of all, when you accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior, you are covered ! He has washed you clean by His blood! In regard to your jeans - are they attractive or sleazy? Do they...

Christianity -- Christian Living: rebuking in love, pastor don, god work
pastor don, god work, oppinion: Hi Cele, Thanks you for this great question. There are a couple of things that I think that you should keep in mind when you confrnt this leader. 1. You may not have the complete story. Express your concern clearly, but allow your leader to explain...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Can someone be too religious?, husband;divorce, daughter
husband;divorce, daughter, son-in-law: Dear Terry, My heart goes out to you. Let’s prayerfully look to the Lord for some wisdom and guidance as we search out His Word and His Spirit. Whether they’re a Christian or not, a person who is overly religious is someone trying to represent their...

Christianity -- Christian Living: salvation, buddhist faith, lord jesus christ
buddhist faith, lord jesus christ, muslim faith: Hello, CG. You are correct when you say that God elected certain ones to salvation. This is what the Bible plainly teaches. Ephesians 1:3-7: Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, Who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in...

Christianity -- Christian Living: soul vs spirit, personal existence, soul and spirit
personal existence, soul and spirit, human spirit: HI Terri, Many people want to know the answer to this question. Thank you for asking it. I will have to get a bit theological on you (I hope you don t mind), because we have to keep in line with the Scriptures. *Soul: (Nepesh - Hebrew)is translated...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Am I straight?, strange feelings, sex with a guy
strange feelings, sex with a guy, lesbian porn: Dear Corrina, Yes you are straight. You have not yet seen what a man can do for you sexually speaking, but they can easily do these things and more to excite you. At this stage you are young and not good to try these things now, but later, in marriage ,...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Am I a straight person?, strange feelings, straight person
strange feelings, straight person, sex with a guy: Hi Corrina , I have to say, this is the longest and most repetitive question I have ever been asked. I found it difficult to take your question seriously because: 1. You don t write like a 13 year old girl 2. The content of your question is unnecessarily...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Am I straight?, strange feelings, sex with a guy
strange feelings, sex with a guy, lesbian porn: Dear Corrina, I think you are confused because you are committing grave sins. You must stop sinning, and fight against sinful thoughts instead of letting them grow inside your mind. The Lord Jesus told: Whoever commits sin is the slave of sin (John...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Transfiguration, inconsistencies in the bible, apparent inconsistencies
inconsistencies in the bible, apparent inconsistencies, different denominations: Comment - Based on your response you could clarify any apparent inconsistencies in the Bible. For newer Christians like myself, it is not easy to reconcile the inconsistencies and separate them from the real message. I like to fully explore what appears...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Truth..., st thomas aquinas, choirs of angels
st thomas aquinas, choirs of angels, seraphim cherubim: Hi Jacqueline, You: Is it possible to be an angel from God in human form. Is it possible that Puerto Ricans are from the tribe of Joseph? Short answer: No and no. Angels are specific life forms. Assuming you were born as a human (from a human mother...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Tv Show, TV, entertainment
TV, entertainment, spirits: Roger, thanks for clarifying some more. Let me respond to several of your points: I m not sure how watching this show can help you deal with your own experiences. Unless the show depicts a Christ-centered response to such spirits, it can t really help...

Christianity -- Christian Living: he took my virginity! Now what?, Christian sex before marriage, fornication bible
Christian sex before marriage, fornication bible, Christian sex: Hi Noel, This is such a touchy subject for many. And, really, many of the questions that you have asked don t have a clear cut answer. I know that, as humans, we want simple and to the point answers, but not everything is black and white. Should a...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Wash your robes/Just and Unjust, sin, fence sitting
sin, fence sitting, Christian: I m not sure that the verse in revelation necessarily relates to the scriptures cited above. The verse in revelation is referring to saints who had been through great trials and as a result were purified (robes washed) by the blood of the Lamb. Revelation...

Christianity -- Christian Living: my walk, bipolar, depression
bipolar, depression: Since you have friends who are willing to take you in and help you, I think you are making a wise choice. Something that might be helpful to you would be get a daily planner and write down just three goals you want to accomplish each day. Make them attainable...

Christianity -- Christian Living: 2 questions, existence of god, faith in god
existence of god, faith in god, brother in christ: Dear Sara, personally I don t think there are any differences between the concepts of soul and spirit. I am not expert in this field, anyway. I think the commandment do not judge is to be interpreted correctly. We must be aware that only God can judge...

Christianity -- Christian Living: 2 questions, Soul, spirit
Soul, spirit, jury: Sara, Sorry for taking so long to answer your questions. I hope I can help... The soul is the life-force of living beings. All animals and people have souls, meaning they live and one can tell when they die that something has changed. This is not...

Christianity -- Christian Living: 2 questions, sara sara, resurrection body
sara sara, resurrection body, malicious prosecution: Sara, One s spirit is the life we have from God. God formed humanity out of the dust and then blew into us his very breath. Then we became alive. Our soul, sometimes called the heart, is that part of us which will live forever. We are now, in this...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Adult Sons Girlfriend Living With Us, adult sons, christian parents
adult sons, christian parents, part time job: Dear Deana Thank you for your question. It sounds like a tough situation for you, especially because you sound like a woman with a big heart and you are wrestling with questions of right and wrong, but are perhaps not being as supported in these decisions...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Angry, time devotion, homicide victim
time devotion, homicide victim, jesus jesus: Dear Angry, You will have to pay more attention to the teachings of Jesus. Jesus said that there was a prince of evil ruling in this world. That this world was not heaven, where God s will is done all the time. But earth where primarily things are bad,...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Atonement, god the holy spirit, holy spirit one
god the holy spirit, holy spirit one, colossal mistake: Hi Brian - blessings to you in the name of Jesus our Lord. Your question ultimately requires us to establish a point of reference regarding one s faith. I will answer your question from two different viewpoints and as you ll see, the answers will be very...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Aura color?, religious emotion, tints and shades
religious emotion, tints and shades, gold halo: Hi Jacqueline, While I agree with your assessment of the color blue, there is no set meaning as far as whether one is suited to be a nun. Also, auras are not static, they change and flow. A saint is a saintly person. Are you saintly? My view is, submit...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Authority and Choices, sisters of the faith, usher board
sisters of the faith, usher board, freedom of choice: Good Morning Teresa, good to hear from you. I sense your frustration. And, as an ordained pastor, I assure you, we of all people know that we can NOT do everything! You are to take charge of your circumstances and not let your circumstances take charge...

Christianity -- Christian Living: adultry/lust and masturbation, fear, seperate
fear, seperate, punishment: Hi Benjamin, Let’s start here. There is a principle that is expressed in a number of ways. “You get more of what you reinforce.” “You get what you focus on.” “What you resist persists.” When you think of God, think that these principles do not contradict...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Betrayed, pain, heartbreak
pain, heartbreak, marriage: I do understand your pain...the Bible though says that we are to forgive if we want to recieve forgiveness from the Lord. Thousands of people treated Jesus shamefully...mocking Him, spitting on Him, slapping Him, injuring Him, betraying Him, pushing LARGE...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Am I baptized?, ethiopian eunuch, water baptism
ethiopian eunuch, water baptism, book of isaiah: Hello, Amy. The only method of baptism in the Bible (that I m aware of) is found by comparing Acts 8 with Isaiah 52. Acts 8:26-40 speaks about a meeting the apostle Phillip has with an Ethiopian eunuch. Before Phillip got to the eunuch s location, the...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Christians and the Civil War, spiritual wickedness, rulers of the darkness
spiritual wickedness, rulers of the darkness, selfish motive: The Scriptures teach us to be offensive against the enemy, which is Satan. He has many tools, one of which is other nations. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this...

Christianity -- Christian Living: cheating, seventy times seven, spiritual adultery
seventy times seven, spiritual adultery, brother sins: Hi Wilma... Sorry to hear about the infidelity.... What you do about telling the womans husband depends on what you are going to do about your husband. If you are going to forgive him, then no need to tell. If you are going to divorce him, then it is...

Christianity -- Christian Living: christian church(desciples of christ), protestant denomination, disciples of christ
protestant denomination, disciples of christ, world council of churches: I m not going to try and go back to research this, as I believe I know what the issue is here in that there are probably a number of different organizations with the same name, and this particular one referred to apparently met the criteria. For example,...

Christianity -- Christian Living: covening??, rhelm, sexual desire
rhelm, sexual desire, greek translation: Hi Brittany! Here is what coveting means in the Greek translation of the word....[ep-ee-thoo-meh -o From G1909 and G2372; to set the heart upon, that is, long for (rightfully or otherwise): - covet, desire, would fain, lust (after).] You will notice that...

Christianity -- Christian Living: deceiving parents, possession of marijuana, relationship with god
possession of marijuana, relationship with god, expecting a child: Dearest Brenda, Wow! what a spot you are in. And how this must hurt. You seem to be a very loving parent, one that would offer sound advice to your children. The story of King David and his situation was great! You need to be careful about getting yourself...

Christianity -- Christian Living: depression and faith, fight god, irrational fears
fight god, irrational fears, severe anxiety: Dear Greg, You are quite correct in your assumption. It definitely colours your view of the Lord. Now the way out is to fill your mind with good things from the word of God. By this i mean the promises of who you are in Christ . Start with Ephesians...

Christianity -- Christian Living: christian church(desciples of christ), disciples of christ, international church of christ
Christianity -- Christian Living: christian church(desciples of christ), disciples of christ, international church of christ, church of christ

Christianity -- Christian Living: deceiving parents, none of your business, mother and father
Christianity -- Christian Living: deceiving parents, none of your business, mother and father, guidance

Christianity -- Christian Living: Is mastubation wrong or not?, sufferring, crazy people
Christianity -- Christian Living: Is mastubation wrong or not?, sufferring, crazy people, pleasure

Christianity -- Christian Living: matter, material universe, eternity
Christianity -- Christian Living: matter, material universe, eternity, god

Christianity -- Christian Living: Are Sexual Thoughts Wrong?, sexual fantasies, sex before marriage
Christianity -- Christian Living: Are Sexual Thoughts Wrong?, sexual fantasies, sex before marriage, concubines

Christianity -- Christian Living: why does God............, healing, freedom
healing, freedom, expression: Hi Pam, This is an excellent question. The answer to this is very simple if you know some reality about the subject. At first glance, it looks like He just doesn’t care. After all, He is all-powerful and could do it in an instant if He chooses. ...

Christianity -- Christian Living: What does God want from me?, worthy adversary, heart ache
worthy adversary, heart ache, men god: Dear joo, Most times its a general rule that Whatevr you sow you reap ! and so fathers and mothers have an effect on their families. Dont blame God Joo. The devil is a worthy adversary, knowing how to trap men. God gives forgiveness but men usually...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Gospels of Matthew, Mark , Luke,John, testament gospels, biblical truth
testament gospels, biblical truth, matthew mark: Hi Teresa, good to hear from you again. Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John are the original authors of their books. The Book of Mark is the oldest manuscript - these are eyewitness accounts of Jesus. That is why they are so important. They are so similar because...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Husbands love your wives, marriage, husband
marriage, husband, wife: Dear Tee, Your question is not confusing and it is a common one when the marriage is a mix of one who is saved and the other lost. The passage you are referring to is for a husband who is a Christian: “Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved...

Christianity -- Christian Living: What is going to happen?, love, porn
love, porn, rejection: Dear Corrina, Porn sites make many promise and none are true. In reality, they are like fisherman dangling bait and lures in front of fish to hook the fish and sell them off to the highest bidder. Thank the Lord that this has begun to worry you. It means...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Who goes to hell?, privilege god, romans 10
privilege god, romans 10, who goes to hell: Allissa, This is such an important question for all believers. It is a call to believers to be actively involved in getting the message of Christ to as many as possible. Romans 1:16-25 deals specifically with this question. It declares that there is...

Christianity -- Christian Living: innate or inherited, new testament book, human psyche
new testament book, human psyche, book of romans: Thank you, Tim, for your questions. You are asking questions that a lot of people are asking. I hope I can help you find the answers you seek. 1. Where I stand on the issue of whether homosexuality is innate or inherited is irrelevant. Neither I nor anyone...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Jesus - wine?, e mail notification, harmless as doves
e mail notification, harmless as doves, alcoholic wine: Justin, This is a question that gets a lot of attention. The reason is that many are seeking justification for drinking alcohol as a beverage, rather than seeking to honor the Lord in everything they do. I will offer mostly opinion on this, as Scripture...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Jury Duty, law violators, wrong doers
law violators, wrong doers, serving on a jury: Hi Sara, Mr. McClellan here. Read Romans 13, as well as consider the fact that Israel, with God s instructions, to help people with various social problems. Jesus instructions about judging did not mean that we are not to judge people, it just means that...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Jury Duty, scripture passage, righteous judgment
scripture passage, righteous judgment, proper context: There is at least one misunderstanding that you have about judging. The Scripture passage you mention (Matthew 7:1) says, Judge not, that ye be not judged. For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured...

Christianity -- Christian Living: jury duty, jury duty, civic duty
jury duty, civic duty, personal responsibility: In the case of jury duty (or judges, arbitration, counselings, etc), it is not judging someone in the sinful sense. It is being someone outside of the situation looking at it objectively and trying to come to the best solution. In a jury, it is a function...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Am I a lesbian now?, crazy things, sinner
crazy things, sinner, forgiveness: you had asked: QUESTION: The reason fo why I didn t want to say the rest is becaus eI feel like I would be betting on my soul.Sometimes I say crazy things in my mind such as if I don t do somethign then this or that will happen to my osul.I normally don...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Am I a lesbian or what am I?, strange feelings, sex with a guy
strange feelings, sex with a guy, homophobe: Corrina, You have written a very long description of the problem. I must confess, that I did not read the whole question, because it seemed to be repeating the same things over and over. I will answer as best as I can. You have admitted to looking...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Could I be a lesbian?, strange feelings, sex with a guy
strange feelings, sex with a guy, lesbianism: Corrina, Hello, there! What would you tell me if I told you that I have a voice telling me to cheat on my wife and that it makes me feel like killing myself when I think that I might go through with it? What are the chances that I really WANT to...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Am I a lesbian now?, personal saviour, different denominations
personal saviour, different denominations, holy ghost: Corrina, Hello there. Saved people worry that they are not saved. Lost people never give it a second thought. One way to know for sure that you are saved, is if you have ever anxiously wondered if you are saved. Likewise, the sure sign that you are...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Am I a lesbian now?, god of abraham, abraham isaac
god of abraham, abraham isaac, jesus the christ: yes you went through the motions before...but, being as young as you were, you weren t able to truly understand what you were doing...and secondly,the preachers that taught you...were wrong in the ways they brought the truth to you...so you see, the first...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Am I a lesbian now and am I saved?, strange feelings, sex with a guy
strange feelings, sex with a guy, homophobe: Corrina, You need to slow down, dear one. You don t have to decide everything today. If you didn t know what you were doing when you accepted Jesus at an early age, then that s fine. God knows your heart. The point is, if you believe in Him NOW, and you...

Christianity -- Christian Living: lust/adultry and masturbation, honest reply, adultry
honest reply, adultry, honest question: Benjamin, Thanks for your honest question. Now I d like to offer an honest reply: be careful you do not look took legalistically at this situation. When it comes to following the Master Jesus Christ, we must always ask the question, Is this loving? ...

Christianity -- Christian Living: lust/adultry and masturbation, masturbation
masturbation: Hi Benjamin, Thanks for this question. First of all, everyone deserves to go to Hell, because we have all sinned in one way or another. Romans 3:23 23 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God; The King James Version, (Cambridge:...

Christianity -- Christian Living: lust/adultry and masturbation, adultry, scenerios
adultry, scenerios, christian background: Hi Ben, First, you are very mistaken about the idea that all churches that claim to be Christian really are. It isn t possible for there to be more than one true church because it isn t possible that God has different sets of teachings on his requirements....

Christianity -- Christian Living: lust/adultry and masturbation, adultry, scenerios
adultry, scenerios, christian background: Hi Benjamin, Sorry that you thought my answer was a bit rude. I was certainly not about to tickle your ears by telling you what you wanted to hear. I am sure that by now you would realise that although you said that you found the answer for yourself, you...

Christianity -- Christian Living: lust/adultry and masturbation, HELL IS THE GRAVE, NOTHING MORE.
HELL IS THE GRAVE, NOTHING MORE.: HI Benjamin you asked-- WHEN ONE PASSES ON, HE EITHER IS GRANTED INTO HEAVEN, OR IS REJECTED AND DESCENDS INTO HELL? I am not surprised you believe this as it is a common church teaching, but I was amazed to find that it’s NOT a bible teaching, so let...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Mark 9:23, faith, miracles
faith, miracles, demon-possession: Hi Lenin, Great to hear from you! You re definitely on the right track to the distinction. Jesus meant that everything is possible for God...not everything is possible for us. Some things this passage does NOT say. * It does NOT say that you wish it...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Mark 9: 23, mccain obama, middle of the crowd
mccain obama, middle of the crowd, god jesus: Hi Lenin, good to hear from you. I hope all is well. Mark 9:14-50 is one of my favorite passages to preach on. Everytime I read it, I feel like I m standing in the middle of the crowd overhearing an important teaching from Jesus. Look at the scene: ...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Minstering angel, 2 corinthians 12, angels angels
2 corinthians 12, angels angels, ancient serpent: Hi Starcatcher, I respect your right to believe as you will but I do not share your beliefs. Lucifer himself often appears as an Angel of Light. Angels are not born of human parents (since the times of the nefilim, and then only the mothers were...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Is mastubation wrong or not?, holy jesus, remember this one
holy jesus, remember this one, wwjd: If you wish to make sure of heaven...then OBEY God s word, in all that you do...and all will be good. you just answered your own question...you said: Well I wouldn t think that He would do something like that yes it is in the bible, but right...

Christianity -- Christian Living: masturbation and adultry, adultry, christian background
adultry, christian background, muscular women: Hello, Benjamin. I think the best passage on this subject is Matthew 5:27-28. Matthew 5:27-28: Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not commit adultery: But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after...

Christianity -- Christian Living: matter, big bang singularity, 1st law of thermodynamics
big bang singularity, 1st law of thermodynamics, 2nd law of thermodynamics: Dear John, I think that faith cannot come only from logic, because to have faith in God means to trust and love God. I think however that logics and science prove the existence of our soul and the existence of God and that there are many rational arguments...

Christianity -- Christian Living: This is a mental question., father of lies, question question
father of lies, question question, condemnation: Hello Corrina, Sorry that it s taken a day or so to get back to you but I ve been very, very busy. While it s not sick to wonder about things of a sexual nature...I do believe that you are thinking about this stuff way too much. I believe that an infant s...

Christianity -- Christian Living: This is a molestation question., sex with my mom, impulse control
sex with my mom, impulse control, sex with kids: Corinna, Let me say right up front that God can heal our futures. What you must do is to replace every wicked thought with a kind one. If ever a thought enters your mind about harming a child, immediately confess it and ask forgiveness, and then picture...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Was I molested as well?, human instinct, sexual thoughts
human instinct, sexual thoughts, desires: Dear Corrina, I do not think it is necessary to watch porno to have sexual thoughts. It is somehow an human instinct; during childwood such instinct is usually very weak or totally absent, and at some age it begins to become stronger. However, the age...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Is it OK for Christians to refer to God as Allah?, Alland and Christianity, Bible and Islam
Alland and Christianity, Bible and Islam: Hi Chez, As a person who was raise Muslim, I can attest to the fact that we are NOT worshiping the same God as they are. For one, when we worship God, we are worshiping the entire Trinity. But, they do not believe in Jesus as God or in the Holy Spirit,...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Praising God, psalm 104, praising god
psalm 104, praising god, god god: Hello, Wayne. In Psalm 104:35, we are commanded to praise the LORD. Therefore, we know that we are on solid ground when we praise God. God knows that He is great, of course. However, by praising God, the God of the Bible, we are showing others that we...

Christianity -- Christian Living: pray, woman today, new question
woman today, new question, short break: Veronica, I am going on vacation and then will be taking a short break so that I can spend time with my family...I do this once a year and this break starts tomorrow. If you want to keep in touch with me or need help here s what I want you to do: send me...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Is this really true?, righteousness of god, holy spirits
righteousness of god, holy spirits, romans 7: Thank you for allowing me to clear up the confusion regarding the questions that you have. As with all things spiritual it is not your Sunday Schools teaching that you base your belief on, nor my teaching, but on the word of God. Let’s scripturally address...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Are Sexual Thoughts Wrong?, teenage sex, sexual fantasies
teenage sex, sexual fantasies, sexual thoughts: Hi, First off, sorry for the massive delay in replying. I started a reply to you some time ago but then lost it when I was about to send it. I then got distracted and had to go do something else and forgot to get back here to you. Sorry :( Anyway, first...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Starperson:Angelic realm, levels of consciousness, personal ego
levels of consciousness, personal ego, higher planes: Hi Starcatcher, With all due respect, I reject virtually everything you have written here so I would not be in any position to help you discover that which I believe to be false. Indeed, I am concerned that you have been deceived by Lucifer, the Angel of...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Sweet loving Christ: Defender of my Faith, whore of babylon, mysterious relationship
whore of babylon, mysterious relationship, salvation outside the church: Hi Jacqueline, We are coming from fundamentally different views and will never agree on this. Hopefully we can agree to disagree. The Jews are the Jews, the Elect of God as Paul (Rom 11) and others make clear. They always have been, they always will...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Am I saved or not?, blasphemy against the holy spirit, definition of blasphemy
blasphemy against the holy spirit, definition of blasphemy, bible kjv: YOU can not do it,yourself...don t even try to do it yourself.. this is one more reason you and I and everyone NEEDS Jesus. We must all allow Jesus and God s Holy Spirit, inside us, to do it...for us. One of the ways you do this, is by obeying God s word...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Am I saved or not?, dreams and interpretations, interpretations of dreams
dreams and interpretations, interpretations of dreams, sorry for the confusion: I m sorry for the confusion. Lets see after a week, once you take some time each day to consider what God is telling us in some of the Letters. Stick to Volume 1 or 2 ... and feel free to skip any letter you want or pick one or several each day that has...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Am I saved or not?, salvation, forgiveness
salvation, forgiveness, eternal life: Dear Corrina, Sorry to get back so late due to work and the holidays. Because of your religious background, it’s easy to think that you are not a saved person. Pentecostalism relies heavily on experiences, emotions and feelings, so it’s easy to think...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Am I not saved anymore?, personal saviour, different denominations
personal saviour, different denominations, holy ghost: Hi Corrina, Thank you for this long and detailed follow up question. I am not an expert in suppressed momories. I am a Bible expert. I know that sexual addiction is very powerful. It starts in the mind. There are a lot of people who start a detailed...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Am I not saved anymore?, personal saviour, different denominations
personal saviour, different denominations, holy ghost: It would mean that your focus on him could be greater. That you should grow spiritually. Here is an excerpt from my personal theology statement. i suggest you look at the passages All the redeemed are preserved by God’s power in Christ forever (John 5:24;...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Am I not saved anymore?, personal saviour, different denominations
personal saviour, different denominations, holy ghost: Hi baby, The reason that I mentioned going to a pastor is because they hear this type of thing ALL THE TIME. MANY people have dealt with the same thing you are dealing with...it s just that some people won t mention it because they are ashamed...but you don...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Am I saved or not and did I blaspemy and did I sell my soul or something?, personal saviour, different denominations
personal saviour, different denominations, holy ghost: My Advice - Let go of the past. You keep going back to what you thought or felt then. Just start from right now. What do you want right now. What are you going to do right now? Are you seeking Him now? Do you want to change? Let go of what happened...

Christianity -- Christian Living: spirits, horse and cart, heavy breathing
horse and cart, heavy breathing, little brother: Hi Jenny, There s a lot of information here. Some of it seems to suggest one thing, some another. For instance the child could be a simple haunting but the presence you have been feeling at different places could suggest spirit overshadowing. The reference...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Am I still a straight person or not?, strange feelings, straight person
strange feelings, straight person, sex with a guy: Corrina - you ve sent this question to a number of us this past week and I believe the answers you ve received have adequately addressed your question. As a thirteen year old, you re going through a hormonal change as you enter puberty and this often is very...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Am I not straight anymore?, strange feelings, sex with a guy
strange feelings, sex with a guy, lesbianism: That was quite a bit of background there. I will try to answer as broad and as best as I can, but if I miss something, feel free to ask a follow up question. The first thing that I noticed is that you appear to be focusing way to much of your time and energy...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Am I not straight anymore?, strange feelings, sex with a guy
strange feelings, sex with a guy, eith: Hello again... From what I have heard from you up to now...it almost sounds as though you are looking for someone to say to you that everything is fine, you re saved etc etc...and you can have sex with a girl etc. But, as God is my witness, I must speak...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Am I not straight anymore?, strange feelings, sex with a guy
strange feelings, sex with a guy, eith: 18 November 2008 Dear Corrina, Probably what is happening to you is that you are in the process of making a heterosexual adjustment. I m not saying that you are bisexual!!!!! But you can condition yourself in a homosexual direction by continuing to...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Am I straight and am I saved?, sex with a guy, homophobe
sex with a guy, homophobe, lesbianism: Dear Corrina, I do not think you were molested. Most teenagers think pratically continually about sex, and all teenagers think very often about sex. I do not think you are different from most teenagers. You must not be frightened by your sinful thoughts...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Am I straight and am I saved?, strange feelings, sex with a guy
strange feelings, sex with a guy, homophobe: Dear Corrina Thank you for your question. You re message is very long and I think the best way is if I give you some general responses that will deal with most of the issues you are talking about. I hope this is okay. Firstly, your title says am I...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Am I straight and am I saved?, sex with a guy, homophobe
sex with a guy, homophobe, lesbianism: Hi Corrina, Yes, you have to want and ask for forgiveness too. The people who wrote those particular passages of scripture assumed that you d know that. Besides, they said that sinners have to ask forgiveness in other places that they wrote. Well, since...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Am I straight and am I saved?, sex with a guy, homophobe
sex with a guy, homophobe, lesbianism: Corrina, I have no idea what medicine your Psychiatrist wants to prescribe for OCD, but I know of no cases where the medicine makes it worse. Try the medicine. Take it as prescribed, no more, no less. If it works, fine. Continue to take it. If it...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Tattoos, Tattoo, Law
Tattoo, Law, Faith: Erin, That s a good question because it deals with the validity of the Old Covenant for we who are in the New Covenant of Christ. First, let s look at the verse in Leviticus 19:28 your friends are referencing (with the surrounding verses for context):...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Tithing, higher tax bracket, exodus 30
higher tax bracket, exodus 30, welfare organization: Phil, I have no real answers on the specific questions that you asked. I do not claim any expertise in those things that Scripture doesn t address. The tithe is 10%. There are no adjustments according to Scripture. No matter what the government does,...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Tithing, Tithing, New Testament Giving
Tithing, New Testament Giving, Legalism: 11 November 2008 Dear Phil, The truly important thing is NOT being legalistic about this thing. The New Testament model is that we should give as much as we are able because EVERYTHING WE HAVE REALLY BELONGS TO GOD. Jesus gave Himself 100 percent...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Tithing, higher tax bracket, exodus 30
higher tax bracket, exodus 30, welfare organization: Hi Phil, Thank you for choosing me to answer your questions regarding this area of Christian service. Tithing is one of the least preached about topics and most misunderstood in scripture. It seems to me that you have a Biblical foundation where tithing...

Christianity -- Christian Living: I have this tattoo i want to change into a better one.., dishonor god, lord jesus christ
dishonor god, lord jesus christ, leviticus 19 28: Dear Jovanny, Thank you so much for allowing me to address your question. I know that you received your tattoos before you were saved, and from the tone of your question I think that you are now aware that marking your flesh is wrong. There is no...

Christianity -- Christian Living: I've been totally deserted, mental aberration, everyday occurrence
mental aberration, everyday occurrence, adorable kids: Hello, Dave. Well, obviously I do not know the exact reason why God has allowed such things to happen in your life, but rest assured, if you are one of His, He has not left you. Hebrews 13:5: Let your conversation (conduct) be without covetousness; and...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Salvation, shinto shrines, worship in the old testament
shinto shrines, worship in the old testament, scripture reference: Hi Chris, This is a question that I get asked so often. You have explained yourself very well, and I indeed feel the burden you are carrying. You see, I too have family that rejects Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. As you know, life is about choices. But...

Christianity -- Christian Living: My wife...., christian marriage, sexual relation
christian marriage, sexual relation, couple days: Hi Dave, Yes, this is very bizarre, especially if it happened within a committed Christian marriage. Something is going on with your wife and I would recommend counseling. Either for her or the two of you. Would she be open to that? I m sure you feel...

Christianity -- Christian Living: adultery, adultery, forgiveness
adultery, forgiveness, past sin: m, I m glad to hear that you believe God s promise to forgive you. Now comes the matter of how to handle the past with your wife... Biblically, the best question to ask in this situation is simply, What would be loving toward my wife? What, in other...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Does the Bible instruct us to vote?, vote, will of God
vote, will of God, deeds: Dear Rachel, The phrase is popular, but not to be found in the Scriptures. However, since we live in a governmental system where we have an opportunity to select our leaders, it is not something that the Lord would prohibit us from doing. I think it...

Christianity -- Christian Living: being blessed by someone in error, leadership decisions, spirit two
leadership decisions, spirit two, adulterer: Hi Herby, I ve never had a question like this before so I haven t really thought about it previously. I m grateful for the opportunity to reflect upon this. Thank you for asking it. People who make bad leadership decisions...and even have control or...

Christianity -- Christian Living: blessing of God in my life and how i should live, adult problems, god in my life
adult problems, god in my life, school counselor: Greetings in Christ, Joo, Thank you for writing. It sounds like you re having a tough time. How old are you? You say you are in school and having some problems with your classes. I m sorry. It s important that you do your work and learn properly. We have...

Christianity -- Christian Living: body organ donations, sacred acts, nature contents
sacred acts, nature contents, bible life: Hi Linda. This issue is debated and debatable by Christians. Personally I elect not to donate because of my beliefs. Most Christians see nothing wrong with the practice, believing the possible benefits outweigh the bad/questionable issues. Likewise...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Christ and Christmas, christmas christmas, spirit of christ
christmas christmas, spirit of christ, take heart: Thank you for your question. Jesus would approve of the message, It is more blessed to give than to receive, but when He drove the moneychangers out of the temple, we see that he did not approve of commercialization of something holy like the temple...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Christian woman staying up all night., household chores, staying up all night
household chores, staying up all night, responsible person: Hi Brian, First of all, feelings are not right or wrong - they just are . You feel what you feel. So we deal with what is. After reading your e-mail, I sensed several problems or red flags that you are encountering in your relationship. I was surprised...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Church Before Family?, baptist faith, youth directors
baptist faith, youth directors, missionary baptist: Hi Angel, I was raised a Missionary Baptist (I m not anymore). There is NO scripture that says to place ANYTHING (but God) above ones family. That s a very odd thing for him to say. Especially in this context. Its been my experience that the Missionary...

Christianity -- Christian Living: co-inhabiting divorced adults, god and only god, guilt free
god and only god, guilt free, sexual relationship: Rick, The answer that I gave is still a valid answer. The Word of God doesn t change. Man may offer different scenarios, but God s Word is still unswerving. You say that you were wanting to connect spiritually first , and that you wanted to see your spiritual...

Christianity -- Christian Living: My daughter living with boyfriend., teaching of jesus, thanksgiving dinner
teaching of jesus, thanksgiving dinner, foolish things: It is nice to have a good follow-up. Most of the recent ones have been the same question over and over and over and over. When John was writing this letter to a church, as the pastor of another church (most likely both being near Ephesus), he is referencing...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Election, regualr basis, hebrews 1
regualr basis, hebrews 1, sheer terror: Hello, David. No, there is no way for a person to know with absolute certainty that he is going to hell. This is because, as you mentioned, the Bible teaches that God predestinated certain ones to salvation. He did this before the foundation of the...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Whom God Has Joined Together..., marriage, god
Christianity -- Christian Living: Whom God Has Joined Together..., marriage, god, spouse

Christianity -- Christian Living: If original sin is not real, can you meet this challenge?, satan man, mcclellan
Christianity -- Christian Living: If original sin is not real, can you meet this challenge?, satan man, mcclellan, god

Christianity -- Christian Living: Please answer! is masturbation wrong?
Christianity -- Christian Living: Please answer! is masturbation wrong?

Christianity -- Christian Living: playing video games involving killing, french wars of religion, vicious ways
Christianity -- Christian Living: playing video games involving killing, french wars of religion, vicious ways, grown adults

Christianity -- Christian Living: forgiveness, unmerciful servant, fellow servant
unmerciful servant, fellow servant, jesus talks: Hello Cheryl. I m sorry for the delay in replying to your question - for some reason AllExperts didn t send it to me so I have only just found it. Thanks for asking your question. Forgiveness is a very important topic. It is also important to know...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Whom God Has Joined Together..., traditional wedding ceremony, constitution of the united states
traditional wedding ceremony, constitution of the united states, marriage license: Hello sister, It is funny that you should ask these things of a person that feels much the same way as you do. I don t know what the contract of marriage means, really. I don t suppose that many people give it much thought. Seems rather pointless....

Christianity -- Christian Living: Is it good for a Christian woman to stay up all night watching TV?, Laziness, slothfulness
Laziness, slothfulness, sluggard: Hi Brian Thank you for this very important question. Your gut is telling you right here. All night TV is just a tiny symptom of a very devistating problem. It would appear that your girlfriend is infected with what the Bible calls slothfulness. This...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Heaven, heaven, rapture
heaven, rapture, resurrection: Hi Laraine, The subject of heaven is actually an interesting one. You re right, there are different schools of thought... as there are on most topics of speculation. I ll address the topics one at a time, if I may. First, where is heaven? I think much...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Honour thy father and Mother, Forgiveness, mulberry bush, true repentance
mulberry bush, true repentance, fist fight: Teresa, do you know what I like so much about you? You are so real!You don t mince your words or go around the mulberry bush - that s great! First of all, lets address your question on forgiveness. You are correct in saying that all God requires of us...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Letter, blessings and prayers, little blessings
blessings and prayers, little blessings, words of encouragement: Dear Randy What a lovely question! Here is my advice to you: 1. Start by praying about this person and asking God to show you something beautiful about this person (something about their character or how God sees them). 2. Write something that...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Letters., letter a day, okeydokey
letter a day, okeydokey, lost person: Hello. My opinion is that you are listening to the harsh, critical sounds of the butcher, instead of the loving, gentle sounds of the Shepherd. This is why I want you to read the Letters, so that you will know and discern between all the voices that bombard...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Am I a lesbian or am I not?, sensitive groups, sexual orientation
sensitive groups, sexual orientation, fosi: Of course you can ask another question! : -) Corrina, that s why I m here. That s why I gave you my email address, too. I want to help! I just feel bad that I have no more information to provide on the topic of homosexuality. Just so you know, a...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Am I a lesbian and am I saved?, strange feelings, sex with a guy
strange feelings, sex with a guy, homophobe: Hi Corrina, I would be very willing to bet that this is contributing to your situation. It s difficult to maintain any sense of balance when your viewing habits are contributing to the questioning. If you own it, you can throw it away. If you rent it,...

Christianity -- Christian Living: How do i have to live?, lord jesus christ, vital relationship
lord jesus christ, vital relationship, god in my life: 15 December 2008 Dear Joo, I really wish you lived in Albuquerque, New Mexico; and I would invite you to talk with me one-on-one at the Diocesan Center or at my Church or in a coffee shop. The book is entitled BASIC CHRISTIANITY by John R.W. Stott....

Christianity -- Christian Living: masturbation, self gratification, sexual immorality
self gratification, sexual immorality, christ jesus: Below are two answers I have offered before on allexperts.com concerning your question. It is referred to in Genesis 38:9. While it doesn t specifically refer to masturbation by name, it is implied. The thing which he did displeased the Lord, wherefore...

Christianity -- Christian Living: So Is masturbation really wrong?, sex with a man, sexual activities
sex with a man, sexual activities, having sex: Hi Corrina, Here s an answer to your questions in the order that you have asked them sweetie. 1.) Just stop doing it. Stop whatever wrong thing are doing...walk away from it, repent before the Lord then do what you know is right and honorable. 2.) If...

Christianity -- Christian Living: This is a mental question., christian counselors, getting a divorce
christian counselors, getting a divorce, sexual thoughts: Hello Corrina, Honey...I cannot answer that question for you. If some thing happened to you while you were too young to remember it then the only one who can help you with this would be the Lord. Have you asked Him if anything sexually happend to you when...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Was I molested or something?, guidance counselor, emotional defenses
guidance counselor, emotional defenses, child molestation: Corrina, I m sorry that I can t give you an answer. I m not a psychologist...or a counselor. I m a theologian. I really think you need to talk with a professional since you like writing about these things in significant detail and have a lot you want...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Was I molested or something?, evil desires, suppressed memories
evil desires, suppressed memories, pastor don: Hi Corrina, Thanks again for this question. I am not mad, but you are asking the same thing over and over. I already told you that if you were genuinely saved in the first place, then you cannot lose your salvation. Everything you have done or will do...

Christianity -- Christian Living: New vs Old Covenant, two covenants, righteousness of god
two covenants, righteousness of god, condition of the heart: Every covenant has something that causes its effect. The law could never make anything perfect, in that it required the function of man being able to perform perfectly his role in keeping the covenant . However, the covenant that God made with Israel,...

Christianity -- Christian Living: If original sin is not real, can you meet this challenge?, power of the holy spirit, total depravity
power of the holy spirit, total depravity, perfect lives: Hello Steve, According to the Bible, there was an original sin. However, the Catholic doctrine of inherited total depravity is false. All that happened is that Adam and Eve violated the terms for keeping their immortality and it was not passed on, so everyone...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Please answer! is masturbation wrong?, personal saviour, spirit soul
personal saviour, spirit soul, name of jesus: Hello again, The practice of Baptism is actually an outward action,based upon an inward act, already done. In other words, based upon an action taken internally/spiritually (Your action of acception of Jesus, the christ, spritually inside you, as your...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Prophecy, jack van impe, ted armstrong
jack van impe, ted armstrong, bible prophecy: Greetings, in the name of Jesus, the christ Although they sound as though they were just recycling info, it is the truth (depending on if they line up with God s word) and therefore needs to be understood fully...by all concerned. And as such, needs to...

Christianity -- Christian Living: playing video games involving killing, Be, patient
Be, patient, behavior: Hi Mary, If Jesus was here in the physical today and you asked Him what is most important, I believe He would say, “Do not do what I do: be what I am.” He spent his whole life working to get his core group to see who they really were. Out of the being...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Am I poor or not in your opinion?, savior jesus christ, lamb of god
savior jesus christ, lamb of god, lord and savior: God has a drive. Think of your strongest urge and multiply that by 10000% and then some and you might get close to describing His drive. It is massive and impossible to quantify. His drive is for you. God is almost obsessed like a madman. A friend...

Christianity -- Christian Living: predetermination, lord jesus christ, place of torment
lord jesus christ, place of torment, romans 9: Hello, Colin. Yes, the Bible does teach predestination very definitely. Ephesians 1:3-5: Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, Who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ: According as He hath chosen...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Question., son jesus, whole truth
son jesus, whole truth, question question: Yes, and with the full understanding of what you are NOW doing and asking of God... I would also find another church, this time try to find a non-denominational one. And make sure they preach and teach from only the King James Version. God always...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Question., voluptuous lips, clear complexion
voluptuous lips, clear complexion, image in the mirror: Blessed Are Those Who Overcome For My Name’s Sake Home Volume 6 Blessed Are Those Who Overcome For My Name’s Sake 11/9/06 - From Jesus Christ, Our Lord and Savior - A Letter For Someone Who Asked If They Can Still Serve the Lord as a Pastor, Even...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Question!, son of the living god, god of abraham
son of the living god, god of abraham, spirit of god: Ok I guess I got to break it down for you...somewhat. It isn t the fact that you must do these again, but it is more important for you, that your heart is right before God, in the things you do and say...to God...this time. You must sincerely mean them....

Christianity -- Christian Living: Question!, question question, friends at school
question question, friends at school, attitude: OK...tell you what. here s my real email address: kompukit@gmail.com But I m kinda tired right now, so go ahead and ask the question, but allow me to get back to you tommorrow...ok? Kit Yes I do need someone to talk to.I mean,I talk to some...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Question., passion of the christ by mel gibson, passion of the christ movie
passion of the christ by mel gibson, passion of the christ movie, passion of the christ: From this letter: http://trumpetcallofgodonline.com/index.php5?title=The_Gift_of_Discernment As you study My Word, do you not know I am with you? Also, I am bestowing understanding. Speak aloud, listen, understand, feel what is right. Put the world out...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Question., gmail inbox, strange question
gmail inbox, strange question, dictionary: What are you talking about now...? what question? when? The question about poor is not a topic that I will answer questions for. Please use your dictionary ! And while we are on the subject? you didn t answer my questions that I asked last night,...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Question., buddism, question question
buddism, question question, drops of water: I answered that question already. And yes, I do have THE answer for everything that you could possible ask even if you aren t ready to believe it. And, Peter was not the foundation, or rock, that Jesus would build his church on because Christ is the only...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Question!, eyes of the beholder, feminine women
eyes of the beholder, feminine women, basic interests: I suggest that you contact AllExperts Security immediately. Send them all your emails. Do not have any contact with this person again. Let the All Experts people handle this man. Keep copies of all your email conversations so you can produce them if need be....

Christianity -- Christian Living: Question!, eyes of the beholder, feminine women
eyes of the beholder, feminine women, basic interests: I would not say you are in trouble. I m not even really sure why you would think you are in trouble. The police would appreciate you contacting them and letting them know about this, I am sure. They take this sort of thing very seriously. Your contacting...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Question., pulmonary aspiration, stomach contents
pulmonary aspiration, stomach contents, anorexia nervosa: It sounds like the beginning stages of Anorexia Nervosa, which is more psychological than physical. Some doctors however claim that nearly 95% of all illnesses have their beginnings psychosomatically. You should probably talk to a physician about it. ...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Questions I have about Christianity, what is an allegory, what is a metaphor
what is an allegory, what is a metaphor, conservative christians: Hello Sayre, It may take a bit to answer all of your questions adequately, so I ll do it a question or two at a time. [Forgive me for not listing a lot of scriputure support. It could take a nice sized book to do your questions real justice.] There are a...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Questions concerning the bible and God, what is an allegory, what is a metaphor
what is an allegory, what is a metaphor, conservative christians: Sayre, Thanks for your honest questions. They are thoughtful and meaningful, which I appreciate. I m glad you are giving such time and thought to the truth behind Jesus and His claims. I ll answer your questions as best I can in order: 1. The...

Christianity -- Christian Living: question, forbidden error, better web
forbidden error, better web, homework: 2pm tuesday, 12/30 ha!! here s what I get at the provided link: Forbidden You don t have permission to access / on this server. Additionally, a 403 Forbidden error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request. ...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Two questions, bud bud, political turmoil
bud bud, political turmoil, hands of the potter: Hi again Bud.... Bud, if young christians knew some of the things that are not really taught, as yet, it would save them alot of trial and errors..... The simplicity of following Christ is this.... His mandate for every believer is to be made, transformed,...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Revisiting an old topic, sensitive spirit, fellow christian
sensitive spirit, fellow christian, compassionate heart: Teresa, Some people just have to clear their conscious of past mistakes/sins. While they know they are right with God, they have a desire to make things right with their partner. Sometimes people have trouble accepting within themselves that as long...

Christianity -- Christian Living: I did not receive an answer for these questions Please resend.. Thanks, pagan origins, christmas light
pagan origins, christmas light, pagan origin: Hi Teresa, I sent the answer to this question and am unable to find a copy. I hope by now you have decorated your tree and enjoy the Season with your precious child. You can go on the Internet and find a number of stories about how the Christmas Tree came...

Christianity -- Christian Living: the Sabbath day, sabbath day, new covenant
sabbath day, new covenant, congregational worship: Hello Ateh, The keeping of the Sabbath was only required of the Jews and no one else. It was one of the ten commandments on which the Law of Moses, the old covenant, was based and when Jesus died, the Law ceased to be in effect as far as God is concerned...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Salvation., son of the living god, writers of the bible
son of the living god, writers of the bible, receiving the holy ghost: Corrina, one more time. No one on this earth can prove that the thief had not been baptized already. There simply is no scripture that says that. Besides, as I pointed out in another message, that happened before Jesus commanded for people to be baptized....

Christianity -- Christian Living: Sin, global meltdown, son of perdition
global meltdown, son of perdition, peace bringer: Hi Bud, What s coming next? The completion of the Prophecies: Not everyone agrees on all points. Here s an overview of what I expect. Each of these points can easily be supported by Scripture. If you have any questions etc. feel free to write back....

Christianity -- Christian Living: Am I saved or not?, comittment, false teachings
comittment, false teachings, positive direction: Hi Corrina, A lot of people claim to know the Bible, but claiming to know it and actually knowing can be very different things and generally are when it comes to most people. When you consider how many different churches there are, all teaching things that...

Christianity -- Christian Living: So am I not saved?, heading in the right direction, simple questions
heading in the right direction, simple questions, bible: There is that possibility, but if you start heading in the right direction, you probably won t. I cannot say for 100% certainty since I am neither you nor God. If think you worry to much. Start acting. If you know that you want to repent now, then repent....

Christianity -- Christian Living: Am I saved or not?, feeling fear, marriage relationship
feeling fear, marriage relationship, sexual attacks: Hi Corrina, First of all honey, I did not say that you were bad...I did say that what you were doing was wrong. The secular world (including many Psych doctors, medical doctors, government workers such as social workers and wordly counselors, some teachers),...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Am I saved or am I not saved?, dreams and interpretations, interpretations of dreams
dreams and interpretations, interpretations of dreams, orientation issue: YOU are NOT bi-sexual. You have proven it. Others may wonder about that, but you should no longer need to worry about it. I ll share again what I already told you. Hello! One of the best kept secrets in Christianity is that bisexual impulses-temptations...

Christianity -- Christian Living: not stated in the bible, reverend doctor, family respect
reverend doctor, family respect, brother mike: Hi Dee, I believe that the addressing one another as brother and sister started as yet another way of showing one another family (Christian family), respect. Personally, I know that there have been times that I have used the title of brother and/or ...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Am I straight and am I saved?, religion, bible
religion, bible, faith: 10am tues hi, corinna, wow, lots of stuff. Here, I can only deal with the religion question. Almost all religion is bunk. Debunking your thots about religion will probably be a good start on solving your other questions. The following 2 references...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Turn ons, pictorial timeline, sexual immorality
pictorial timeline, sexual immorality, inordinate desire: The Bible is replete with Scriptures relating lust with the eyes... Numbers 15:39 You will have these tassels to look at and so you will remember all the commands of the LORD, that you may obey them and not prostitute yourselves by going after the lusts...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Website!, growing flowers, tall glasses
growing flowers, tall glasses, diet drink: Hey there! Um. That is kinda gross isn t it? Purging is something to avoid doing. Here is a great way to loose weight in a healthy way. It is called the three-glass diet. Drink a FULL glass of water before each meal. Drink a FULL glass of water during...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Would like a word please., heart soul, righteousness
heart soul, righteousness, sinner: First of all, you must sincerely seek Him with all your heart,soul,mind and strength. Pro 8:17 I love them that love me; and those that seek me early shall find me. Jer 29:13 And ye shall seek me, and find [me], when ye shall search for me with...

Christianity -- Christian Living: How??, massechutes, christian christians
massechutes, christian christians, interrogating: I gave you a link in an earlier statement to the police in that city in Mass. This guy is no Christian. Christians don t talk like he does. He is using religion as a dodge; a cloak for his actions. You would not likely go personally to court. They...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Afterlife/ Soul, versions of the bible, edge of the sword
versions of the bible, edge of the sword, word soul: “DOES THE SOUL STAY AROUND US?” Well first you need to know exactly what the “soul” is, because I know (being an ex Protestant) that the churches teach; it is something immortal that survives death, however-- What does the Bible say that helps us to...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Blood again, sexual intercourse, equal marriage
sexual intercourse, equal marriage, dating couple: Hello, Just because a couple considers themselves to be dating, that does not mean that God looks at them any differently than He would any other two friends. With that said, if two people are good friends and, for some reason, exchange blood, they...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Bonded, bible study, hem of his garment
bible study, hem of his garment, god: Hi, I am sorry for the wait. I thought I had answered this question when you first sent it, but I guess I didn t. I m sorry about that. The answer is no, they are not married before God. If there is no minister then their union is not a union before...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Do you believe someone created us in there image?, ingersoll robert, robert g ingersoll
ingersoll robert, robert g ingersoll, prometheus books: 8pm sat 16feb08 hi teresa; thanx for your questions. you seem to be wondering what to think. for me it s simple: I choose to believe only what s true and FACTUAL. for me and my loved ones, I do not want any time, effort, or thot wasted on superstitions,...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Was this binding?, god doesn, exact wording
god doesn, exact wording, bible study: Hello, No, you are not engaged to him. In fact, you were never engaged to him. Two children who decide that they like each other and promise to marry one another are not bound to one another. There were no witnesses there and no pastor to officiate...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Christians living together, pre marital sex, prayer jesus
pre marital sex, prayer jesus, model prayer: In his model prayer, Jesus taught us to pray, Lead us not into temptation. A couple who are not married should not subject themselves to the temptation of staying in the same room, yet if they do so, they do not sin or violate God s law unless they engage...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Depression, clarification, depression
clarification, depression, peace: Hi Kokas, I understand how you feel. I’ve been there. Listen very carefully to what I am about to say. God is. He never varies in Character. If He says something, it always is that. If He says that if you come to Him, He will take you in and He...

Christianity -- Christian Living: The decline of Christianity, third world countries, decline of christianity
third world countries, decline of christianity, ups and downs: Dear Christina, Truly the turning to God, throughout the ages, has ups and downs. In the west their is an unwritten atheism. Priest replaced by psychiatrists and prophets by ESP people. Etc. Truly in the west there is a great turning away from...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Exhanging Blood, jehovah s witnesses, dating couple
jehovah s witnesses, dating couple, few more years: Hi Kristen, I m not sure if your question has been answered yet as I just came across it now. The Bible tells us that a husband and wife become one flesh when they leave their father and mother and are united. (Genesis 2:24) The Bible doesn t say anything...

Christianity -- Christian Living: ended marriage, peace in your heart, peace that passes all understanding
peace in your heart, peace that passes all understanding, hearing from god: Hi Cheryl, I think this is still a bit of a controversial issue in the Body of Christ. One of the key issues here is that your husband left you, you did not leave him. God would not be pleased if you left your husband, but that was not the case. In...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Fear of Death....!!, personal religious beliefs, faith practices
personal religious beliefs, faith practices, teachings of jesus christ: Good morning, Raj from India! That s one of the things I love about the Internet. We are a global family. :-) It is my understanding that people who are Hindu are very open to gathering aspects of different religions and bringing them into their personal...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Forgiveness, old testament times, gospels jesus
old testament times, gospels jesus, forgiveness: Dear Roy, This gift of forgiveness was pre-dated so that all in the Old Testament times who meritted it, could receive the forgiveness of the cross. Had Jesus not gone through with the cross, then the world would have ended. But because He did go through...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Forgiveness, gospels jesus, righteousness of god
gospels jesus, righteousness of god, 2 corinthians 5: Hi Roy, Thank you for this great question. God had this plan of forgiveness and atonement forged before the world was made. Revelation 13:8 8 And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the...

Christianity -- Christian Living: The decline of Christianity, russian revolution, christianity
Christianity -- Christian Living: The decline of Christianity, russian revolution, christianity, religion

Christianity -- Christian Living: Exhanging Blood, blood covenants, african cultures
Christianity -- Christian Living: Exhanging Blood, blood covenants, african cultures, co habiting

Christianity -- Christian Living: I am feeling who the antichrist is....., jesus in the gospels, barack obama
jesus in the gospels, barack obama, christian sects: Hi Jacqueline, First, Obama can t be the Antichrist because he s not Jewish and the Antichrist must be (otherwise Jews would not accept him as their Moshiach), he s not from Europe (which the prophecies are also clear on), etc. Obama fits none of the biblical...

Christianity -- Christian Living: former husband of 25 years affair, pastor, ms attacks, divorce settlement
ms attacks, divorce settlement, practical joke: Dear Linda I m very sorry to hear about the pain and torment you have been through and are still enduring. These kind of situations are really horrible. When I hear of a pastor having an affair with someone he is counselling, it really breaks my heart....

Christianity -- Christian Living: Does God forgive divorce?, marriage relationship, better than god
marriage relationship, better than god, salvation god: Short answer: God will forgive all sin. In Mark 5, there is mention of the unpardonable sin, but looking at it in context it is clear that it refers only to attributing the works of God to demons or Satan. Now, the fact that God forgives something is...

Christianity -- Christian Living: god, man christ jesus, testament scriptures
man christ jesus, testament scriptures, dreams and visions: Greetings in Christ! What a big subject! I have dwelled on your question and will strive to answer it to your satisfaction. In regard to God s principles, I feel you are a bit vague on what you are looking for. Are you asking, What is God s principle...

Christianity -- Christian Living: High social standards., respectability, veneer
respectability, veneer, christians: Hi Randy This generally refers to certain standards that they think are acceptable in the society they live in. For example - it might mean etiquette rules are followed (e.g. serving a drink to a lady before a man, holding a door open for someone etc.)....

Christianity -- Christian Living: Husband's recent passing, massive heart attack, peace of heart
massive heart attack, peace of heart, eternal spirit: Dear Kathy, You are not the first woman whose husband would not listen to her and to the ER or doctor. Unless you could pick your husband up, toss him over your shoulder and force him to go to the ER, you did what you could do. Death of a spouse often...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Marriage License, marriage license, ephesians 3 20
marriage license, ephesians 3 20, vows: Hi Kristen, To answer your question, you are not legally married until you make those vows to God before the person officiating at the ceremony. The marriage license is then sent in to register your marriage. I hope this answers your question. And...

Christianity -- Christian Living: I need support, kick in the head, extreme feelings
kick in the head, extreme feelings, god commands: Hi David, So sorry to hear about this. What a terrible thing to find out. It s a kick in the head, for sure. I have been there, so I know how it feels... I want you to go and see a pastor right away. If you are not in a church, find one, asap. Then make...

Christianity -- Christian Living: is Poker ok., beloved brethren, 1 corinthians 15
beloved brethren, 1 corinthians 15, entertainment portion: Dear Levi, It s not so much about whether gambling is a sin, but will it lead you into sin? All sorts of recreation is innocent, but can become an obsession when we begin to look to it to give us meaning and purpose to life which only Christ can give. ...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Question, boyfriend and girlfriend, commitment level
boyfriend and girlfriend, commitment level, current boyfriend: Hi Again, When you say can they still get married, the way your phrase the question is a bit confusing. Yes, they can get married. Will they have a successful marriage without honesty - No. If they get married based on a lie, Spouse B is denying...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Question, moment god, god doesn
moment god, god doesn, exact wording: Hi Kristen You know the answer to this question. Have you looked for the professional help about your anxiety that I suggested when you asked similar questions? I m not going to give you the answer to this, because you know it yourself if you stop worrying...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Revelation, servants of jesus, servant john
servants of jesus, servant john, revelation 1: Hi Nathan, Thank you for this very good question. Here is the passage in question: Revelation 1:1-2 The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave unto him, to shew unto his servants things which must shortly come to pass; and he sent and signified...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Struggling with Sex habits, savior god, god desires
savior god, god desires, sex before marriage: That is a very common and very difficult problem that you are facing. Both my wife and I were virgins until our wedding night, and it is well worth the wait. Not that I have the other choice to compare it too, but it is very obvious that God intended sex to...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Swearing on One's Life, evil activities, change of heart
evil activities, change of heart, person need: Hello, First off, we are told in James: But above all [things], my brethren, do not swear, either by heaven or by earth or by any other oath; but let your yes be [a simple] yes, and your no be [a simple] no, so that you may not sin and fall under condemnation....

Christianity -- Christian Living: where the soul goes after death, catholic believer, neat question
catholic believer, neat question, personal existence: Hi Teresa! Your question flew off my e-mail page and I didn t know if I was going to be able to find it to answer your question. I hope this gets to you allright. I m so pleased that my previous answer was helpful to you. I hope we ll have the same result...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Teenage sex, spiritual oneness, physical expression
spiritual oneness, physical expression, intimate relationship: Hi Crystal, I really think that this question is one that many parents are struggling with right now. I think one of the reasons that come Christian teens still choose to have sex is because of the way that their families and churches approach it. Instead...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Trinity, prayer jesus, jesus is god
prayer jesus, jesus is god, life and times of jesus: Dear Faz, first let me say that my understanding of the Trinity consists in a intuition (or an enlightment); so I cannot explain. Anyway I try to answer your question: The aritmetic logic 1+1=2 can be applied only to material object, and not to spiritual...

Christianity -- Christian Living: theology, hebrew grammar, creation pattern
hebrew grammar, creation pattern, bombay india: Greetings in Christ James! I have read your email several times and will do my best to give you clear answers. But first, I wish to state that I don t understand he (Xst) t the end of your second question. So, in a follow up, if you would like to explain...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Cheating, marriage god, sexual abstinence
marriage god, sexual abstinence, secret marriage: Thank you for your question. I am not sure from the question whether the relationship developed into the marriage and hence whether the cheating was against the relationship, the marriage, or both (in the case that the relationship did develop into the...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Constantly being challenged, depression meds, drugs and sex
depression meds, drugs and sex, lack of empathy: Hi Lynette, First of all, I want to give God praise for the awesome work He has done in your life so far! That is really amazing that you’ve managed to completely stop habits that most people battle with their entire lives. God has been good to you! I need...

Christianity -- Christian Living: christian living and christian faith, galatians 2, 2 corinthians 5
galatians 2, 2 corinthians 5, things of the spirit: Dear Rissi, When you and I as a Christian live out our lives trusting Christ, we are focused upon the only One who can explain the Christian life: I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I live in the body,...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Dating, miracle drug, gods word
miracle drug, gods word, breakups: Hi Casey, If you don’t mind, instead of giving you my answer, which may not be right, I would like to ‘equip’ you to make the right decision for yourself. This may be a bit more serious a reply to your question than what you were looking for, but dating...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Dating a non-Christian, single christians, life mate
single christians, life mate, christian god: Hi Stephanie, This is a very popular question amongst single Christians. I think the issue is that, in our society, we have separated dating from marriage. We look at dating as just something fun that we can do with no strings attached. The issue with...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Dating a non-Christian, religious problems
Christianity -- Christian Living: Dating a non-Christian, religious problems

Christianity -- Christian Living: god, savior jesus, believing in jesus
savior jesus, believing in jesus, lord and savior: Hi Kayla, What a pretty name! Dear one, I will try to answer your question. I m not sure what your friend was asking you, but I think you are having trouble explaining salvation. I think we need to talk about why we believe in Jesus. The Bible tells...

Christianity -- Christian Living: does god mettle?, mature christians, loving protection
mature christians, loving protection, lord of hosts: Hi Peter, This is an interesting question and it does not have a straight yes or no answer. First off, I do not believe God goes around causing disasters in our lives. When we do not follow God s Word and His will for our lives, then His loving...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!, mermaid dream, life memories
mermaid dream, life memories, daryl hannah: Hi Preciousmoments, I enjoyed the movie, but I suspect that one would know of she were a mermaid. Such feelings may at times arise from past life memories. This could indicate that you had some connection to mermaids in the past. Perhaps, as an example...

Christianity -- Christian Living: help, thanksgivings, bles
thanksgivings, bles, jas: Dear Tim, Marriage is a two way relationship. You need to be right with your partner as well. Draw near to God and He will draw near to you the bible says Jas 4:*. So do everything that pleases God and you will draw near to Him. But you cannot...

Christianity -- Christian Living: holy communion, pot luck supper, time slaves
pot luck supper, time slaves, sons of satan: Hello Ronald, Thanks for asking. Partaking of the Communion, what some people who think of themselves as Christians call the Lords Supper, is supposed to similar to a toast. In other words, when you take part in it, you are supposed to be signifying...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Job, christian prayer request, prayer corner
christian prayer request, prayer corner, ameerah: Hi Veronica, I definitely pray that God will be your Jehovah Jireh, your Provider. I pray that He will provide the perfect job opportunity for you. One that He has hand picked for you that will fit your current needs. I pray that He will keep you in...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Judas, genesis records, heaven and earth
genesis records, heaven and earth, own destiny: Hi Dmd, That’s a great question which I will attempt to answer to the best of my ability. This kind of thing tends to get a lot of different responses because some believe that God has pre-ordained our life so that regardless of the decisions we make,...

Christianity -- Christian Living: life, living epistles, lesbian work
living epistles, lesbian work, life question: Hi Beloved of the Lord.... He already gave you a word Veronica! And your statement was that you wanted something to tell them as well, as a word to uplift your faith.... So dear, I do understand, as He also.... When we are young in the Lord, we fall into...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Marriage Question, marriage covenant, words from god
marriage covenant, words from god, divorce papers: The marriage covenant is more than just a few words. From God s perspective you may not divorce, so you are married for life. So, the issue is not whether you are still married from God s point-of-view, you are; rather, is it wise and God-like to use language...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Is Masturbation wrong?, sexual immorality, question thanks
sexual immorality, question thanks, christ jesus: Scripture offers many suggestions on overcoming temptations. 1. Think on things that are pure, etc. (Phil. 4:8). 2. Meditate on God s Word (Ps. 119:11) 3. Flee fornication, which is best described as all sexual uncleanness (1 Cor. 6:18) 4. Recognize...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Menstruating, israel and judah, holy tabernacle
israel and judah, holy tabernacle, html god: Hello, Most of the laws in the Old Testament are what we consider to be under th law. As Christians, we do not live under the law because Jesus came to free us from the written law. God said that He would begin writing His law on our hearts: The day...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Multiple marriages and concubines, sarah and hagar, christian pastors
sarah and hagar, christian pastors, david abraham: That s it, yes. The ten commandments were before David and Solomon. What about adultery and fornication? It was not considered adultery as long as your wives did not have other husbands? That s why I said, ...the Bible does not clearly require monogamy...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Relationship., pre marital sex, eyes of god
pre marital sex, eyes of god, man god: Hi Karen, When Christ was still on the earth, He left two rules for everyone to follow: 1. Love God and put God and Christ first, above everything else. 2. Love everyone else and think of what is best for them, in other words treat everyone as you would...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Saying you will marry someone, marriage license, short answer
marriage license, short answer, vows: The short answer is: Of course not! Do not marry someone if BOTH parties are not 100% certain this is the right thing to do. God recognizes that you are married when you make your vows, etc. Too many people are concerned about when they are married rather...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Sharing one another's burdens, galatians 6, spiritual capacity
galatians 6, spiritual capacity, gods eyes: Hi La Tasca, In any relationship, there are going to be “pre-existing issues” unless, like Adam and Eve, both parties were created instantly, with no history. Your question mentions “emotional and spiritual capacity” and then later it mentions financial...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Sharing one another's burdens, galatians 6, spiritual capacity
galatians 6, spiritual capacity, pastoral counseling: In its context, that verse is referring to the family of believers, specifically the church. The major portion of the passage is vs 1-6. Looking at it all, it says that one must be careful so that they do not get caught in the same situation. I.e. - a man...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Sharing one another's burdens, galatians chapter 6, galatians 6
galatians chapter 6, galatians 6, household of god: It is true that the Bible commands us to do good especially for the household of God.. Galatians 6:10: 10Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers. And the verse you quoted...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Songs on websites, spiritual oneness, marriage agreement
spiritual oneness, marriage agreement, christian marriage: Hi, No, regardless of the songs, unless they recorded them together in front of a minister and witnesses, they don t constitute a marriage. In order for someone to be married, both parties would have to knowingly enter into a marriage agreement before...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Stigmata?, stigmata, personal knowledge
stigmata, personal knowledge, jesus christ: I have no personal knowledge of stigmata, however the Scriptures are silent on the matter. In other words, the Bible does not inform us that Christians should or would endure such wounds. Since Jesus Christ has alreay paid the price of sin, in full, there...

Christianity -- Christian Living: sabbath, root word meanings, books from the bible
root word meanings, books from the bible, different versions of the bible: Hi Billy, We are not longer under the Old Testament laws of Moses, so keeping the Sabbath is not for Christians. Col: 2 16 Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of an holyday, or of the new moon, or of the sabbath days:...

Christianity -- Christian Living: soul, heart surgery, unstable world
heart surgery, unstable world, evil one: Dear Shayne, To answer your questions 1. It does seem like you dont want to live in this world. 2. No you cant loose your soul but feelings can play tricks on us. In this unstable world with lots of men s opinions it is best to be solidly based on...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Teens and their sexual behavior, boyfriend and girlfriend, hi jill
boyfriend and girlfriend, hi jill, step daughter: Hi Jill This is a very good question. There isnt any direct guidance in the bible so I think God wants us to use our common sense. If your stepdaughter thinks that a certain act will potentially lead to full sex, then I would advise her to avoid it....

Christianity -- Christian Living: traditional respect for the earth, native american beliefs, excessive care
native american beliefs, excessive care, traditional respect: Hi Dawn, This is a matter of faith and religious opinion. From a traditional Christian view: Adam and his descendants (all of us) were placed on this planet, in part, to be caretakers. It is our job to care for the earth as one would care for any...

Christianity -- Christian Living: work, lord jesus christ, book of romans
lord jesus christ, book of romans, heaven and earth: Dear Veronica, That voice you are hearing is the Holy Spirit. Keeping your eyes on Jesus is not a message from your flesh or Satan. Today many people work jobs they don t like because of the benefits. Be thankful that you have opportunities that others...

Christianity -- Christian Living: CHAIN LETTERS ~ AGAINST GOD'S LAWS ?, spiritual letters, wayne tucker
spiritual letters, wayne tucker, honest labor: Ray, I wish there was a plain teaching in the Bible that said Chain letters are evil. Unfortunately there is no such teaching. Instead what we have is Paul s clear teaching that we are to be engaged in honest labor so that we might earn our keep and...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Christ's death, wrath of god, contrary to popular belief
wrath of god, contrary to popular belief, garden of gethsemane: Hello, Rick. When Jesus Christ was crucified, He took upon Himself all of the sins of those He came to save (Matthew 1:21, II Corinthians 5:21). The physical punishment Christ endured (carrying the cross, getting nails in His hands, etc.), had nothing...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Common law Partners, pre marital sex, cruel god
pre marital sex, cruel god, conjugal relationship: Hi Kristen I think a lot depends on the situation. God considers people married if they have made vows to each other in His presence. If these people have not done so and yet has sexual relations, then I suppose it is a form of adultery, or at least pre-marital...

Christianity -- Christian Living: confused, spiritual guides, psychics
spiritual guides, psychics, brittany: Hi Brittany..... I can understand why you are confused, because you have been told many non-truths.. Many people believe in God, or a god, but one can and must come to know the God they believe in.... And one can Brittany, trust me to tell you the truth,...

Christianity -- Christian Living: About me and my cousin, first cousins, first cousin
first cousins, first cousin, gene pool: I don t see how this question fits in this topic, but I will answer it anyway, partly because I am a nice guy and partly because i find it slightly amusing. The way you explained this, you are her first cousin once removed (her and your parent are first...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Dating a confused man, mixed signals, teenage kids
mixed signals, teenage kids, 5 months: Hi Daisy! I have read and reread your e-mail, trying to put the whole picture together before I give you some direction. Obviously, there is much that went on during that year, before you felt forced to get out of the situation. A divorced man, with two...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Dating and Marriage, tarot card reading, dating and marriage
tarot card reading, dating and marriage, fortune teller: Is it okay for a married christian man to divorce his buddhist wife? MMM interesting question because, the bible tells us that a TRUE Christian should marry only in the Lord However he is married now & God hates a divorcing & gives only ONE ground...

Christianity -- Christian Living: doubting at times, jesus resurrection, god is not the author of confusion
jesus resurrection, god is not the author of confusion, cause confusion: Dear Devon, “God is not the author of confusion” (1 Cor.14:33). He is the author and the finisher of our faith” (Heb12:2) If you were standing in a department store line about to purchase a powerful tool, that you’ve used before and liked very much,...

Christianity -- Christian Living: experiencing God's love, abiding life ministries, concepts of god
abiding life ministries, concepts of god, angry with god: Kayla, Sorry that I didn t get back to you sooner. I am privileged to address your sweet question. One of the big obstacles to us is our emotional concepts of God. We run to God with our mind, but with our emotions we only want to bolt and flee....

Christianity -- Christian Living: CHAIN LETTERS ~ AGAINST GOD'S LAWS ?, chain mail, psycic readings
Christianity -- Christian Living: CHAIN LETTERS ~ AGAINST GOD'S LAWS ?, chain mail, psycic readings, mind altering drugs

Christianity -- Christian Living: I'm confused, logical assumptions, false premise
Christianity -- Christian Living: I'm confused, logical assumptions, false premise, snowball effect

Christianity -- Christian Living: marriage, bad attitudes, man god
Christianity -- Christian Living: marriage, bad attitudes, man god, glory to god

Christianity -- Christian Living: Sabbath., sects of christianity, fast paced society
Christianity -- Christian Living: Sabbath., sects of christianity, fast paced society, true christian

Christianity -- Christian Living: sex before marriage, right or wrong?, pastor don, avoidance
Christianity -- Christian Living: sex before marriage, right or wrong?, pastor don, avoidance, scripture

Christianity -- Christian Living: telekenesis, faith in god, feats
Christianity -- Christian Living: telekenesis, faith in god, feats, moses

Christianity -- Christian Living: financial responsibility of a husband, minimum credit card payments, credit card bills
minimum credit card payments, credit card bills, credit card payments: Hi C.M. We sincerely apologize for not responding sooner. My wife became ill and we both got behind in our obligations. One person cannot make a marriage work. It takes both. The ideal solution would be for both of you to discuss this and come...

Christianity -- Christian Living: God, jesus jesus, thomas phillip
jesus jesus, thomas phillip, own accord: Hi Kayla, I really like questions like this. I can tell that you want to know why rather than just accept something that someone else has said. I’ve going to answer this question the best way I understand it. That may not be what you have heard or even...

Christianity -- Christian Living: THE HOLY SPIRIT, stony heart, salvation god
stony heart, salvation god, new spirit: Hello, Ray. Everyone who truly becomes saved by God is filled completely by the Holy Spirit. Ezekiel 36:24-27: For I will take you from among the heathen, and gather you out of all countries, and will bring you into your own land. Then will I sprinkle...

Christianity -- Christian Living: House of Israel, crescent shape, fertile crescent
crescent shape, fertile crescent, jesus message: Hi Alex, The verse you are talking about is Matthew 28:19. Matt 28:19 19 Go then and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them into the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, AMP A disciple is a student. Remember,...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Kingdom of Heaven, biblical injunction, bible jesus
biblical injunction, bible jesus, st francis of assisi: 23 April 2008 Dear Tony, The reason that Our Lord told the rich young ruler to sell all he had and give it to the poor was because, while the young man who was attracted to Jesus and His teachings, thought he was perfectly keeping the commandments,...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Laughter, concordance bible, life and holiness
concordance bible, life and holiness, bible chapter: Hi Therm, Thank you for writing. Yes, we ministers indeed, agree to the statement, Laughter is good for the soul. The Bible definitely supports such a notion. Will you find those exact words - no. But indeed, the Holy Spirit has penned the support...

Christianity -- Christian Living: I'm confused, covenant law, galatians 5
covenant law, galatians 5, romans 7: The SDA have taken the whole concept of the sabbath and worship, and redefined the terms in order to bolster their position. The sabbath was a day of complete rest for the children of Israel. They were the party to that old covenant law with God, and no...

Christianity -- Christian Living: marriage, christian couples, heart change
christian couples, heart change, fedding: There is a lot going into this situation. With 24 years of marriage and having relationship and communication problems building along the way, there are definitely many layers of issues at work here, much more than I can hope to deal with thoroughly in this...

Christianity -- Christian Living: matthew 15:24, samaritan woman at the well, apostle paul
samaritan woman at the well, apostle paul, woman at the well: Matt 15:24 24 He answered, I was sent only to the lost sheep of Israel. NIV The Lord s first mission call was to the Jews. But in the course of His ministry, Gentiles were also saved. One example was the samaritan woman at the well and others who...

Christianity -- Christian Living: mormons, worship jesus christ, jesus christ of later day saints
worship jesus christ, jesus christ of later day saints, mormon missionaries: Hi ro, Many people accept Mormonism so not everyone is running from them. Mormonism teaches a fundamentally different view of God than Christians, Jews and Muslims. Their teaching is, As man now is, God once was. As God now is, man will become. ...

Christianity -- Christian Living: My mother lives in my house, bad attitudes, bitter person
bad attitudes, bitter person, great relationship: Hi Christy. Thanks for your question. From what you say, it sounds like you are doing a good job, not just with your family but also your church. Much depends on the culture we live in, but the fact you have welcomed your mother into your family home...

Christianity -- Christian Living: I need your help on this...................., methodist missionaries, wesleyan methodist
methodist missionaries, wesleyan methodist, christian missionaries: Hi Mr, Olaniyi! Thank you for writing. Well, it seems that this topic is very much in the news today. Are you doing a paper on this subject? If so, I will give you a few facts. We can find the presence of Christian missionaries on the coast of Ghana...

Christianity -- Christian Living: past sins, unfortunate task, grace god
unfortunate task, grace god, gift of god: Hi Kay, As long as you are willing, God is ready to help you with this! What I need you to do while you read this letter, is to open your heart to what your Heavenly Father wants to say to you. The Bible holds the answer to your questions and I’m going...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Questions, believer baptism, infant baptism
believer baptism, infant baptism, speaking in tongues: Hi Tim, OK, here are the answers to the last of your questions. And here, for convenience are the questions: What is your view on Women participating in leadership and teaching within the local Church? If you could get rid of one program you are running...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Questions, brain problem, existence of god
brain problem, existence of god, faith in god: Dear Tim, here are my answers: How can I know that God exist? I think that faith cannot come only from logic, because to have faith in God means to trust and love God. I think however that logics and science prove the existence of our soul and the...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Relationship, miracle blessing, apostle paul
miracle blessing, apostle paul, trust christ: Before I seek to answer your question, I want to personally welcome you into God s family. Your decision to trust Christ Jesus as your Saviour is an awesome thing. May the Lord always be everything you need. Also, congratulations on becoming the mother...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Is Revelation coming in fulfillment in 08?, false messiah, understanding the bible
false messiah, understanding the bible, prophetic visions: Hi Jacqueline, No. The prophecies of the Books of Revelations, Daniel, etc can not be completed this year. According to the prophets the Antichrist must rise and rule the planet for seven years. He has yet to be revealed. Therefore the prophecies will...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Sabbath., torture stake, christians jesus
torture stake, christians jesus, sabbath day: In actuallity the Sabath is not binding on Christians , the way it was on the Israelites. Please note what Paul said in this regard: (Colossians 2:16-17) . . . Therefore let no man judge YOU in eating and drinking or in respect of a festival or of an observance...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Sports, modern idolatry, god thanks
modern idolatry, god thanks, game on tv: Hello John, You seem to have the right idea, especially since you have the principle of what is involved in modern idolatry, of sports & entertainment stars! The Bible does not condemn bodily training, by exercise or sports, it is part of taking care...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Sports, narrative style, god thanks
narrative style, god thanks, game on tv: Hi John, It is ok to watch sports on TV. If you enjoy it, do it. To love the world means to place your affection on that which is not real. Just about everything most men seek, they already have. They just do not see it. To explain that quote,...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Sports, sports broadcasts, chariots of fire
sports broadcasts, chariots of fire, spectator sports: 22 April 2008 Dear John, I m sorry for the delay in answering you. I have been in Illinois and am back to New Mexico where I live and work. You are quite correct. As long as it doesn t become an idol and take up time that should be devoted to other...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Sports, god thanks, thinking thoughts
god thanks, thinking thoughts, game on tv: Hey John, That’s an interesting question and it sounds like you’ve got the answer right already. Maybe I can encourage you with a few scriptures specifically dealing with this kind of thing. When it comes to what we let ourselves watch on T.V. and what...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Sports, becoming more like jesus, god thanks
becoming more like jesus, god thanks, worshipping god: Greetings in the name of Jesus, the Christ... I m so sorry for not getting back to you till now..please forgive me. Sports in and of itself is not sin or wrong. It s when you place it (sports) before God, meaning if it was church day, and you decided...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Sports, colossians 3, self righteousness
colossians 3, self righteousness, friend in jesus: Dear John, I think you ve got a better perspective than some of those websites. Self-righteousness can become as serious as any other sin. As Christians, ours is to keep our eyes on Christ and follow Him. And when we are focused upon Him, it will affect...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Sports, ephesians 3 20, god thanks
ephesians 3 20, god thanks, game on tv: Hi John, Thanks so much for your questions. I agree with you 100%. I don t think watching sports is a sin. I think anything that becomes an idol is wrong and anything that you could not do or watch with Jesus is wrong. I hope that makes sense. ...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Sports, strict baptists, god thanks
strict baptists, god thanks, game on tv: Hi John, I agree with you. Some Christians are very strict with regards to such things. If you belong to a sect like say the Amish or certain strict Baptists or Pentecostals, then sports, TV, movies, etc. are forbidden by denomination beliefs. I ve...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Starting an outreach ministry, outreach ministry, irs website
outreach ministry, irs website, doctrinal issues: ... if serving the Lord seems undesirable to you, then choose for yourself whom you will serve… Joshua 24:15 Many are called but few are chosen Mat 20:16 Good afternoon Necie, There are definitely advantages for obtaining the 501(c)3 nonprofit...

Christianity -- Christian Living: seeking God's forgiveness and love, prayers of forgiveness, world psychics
prayers of forgiveness, world psychics, 12 apostles: Thank you, Sandy, for your question and for trusting me, a total stranger to you, with such an important and painful problem. The Apostle John wrote, Greater is he that is in you than he that is in the world. I John 4:4. John was known among the 12 Apostles...

Christianity -- Christian Living: sex before marriage, right or wrong?, marriage god, sex before marriage
marriage god, sex before marriage, sex addict: Hi Ka, Thanks for this very important question. I am very sorry for my late response. THere are several things to keep in mind. 1. Sex before marriage is sin. It is called fornication in the Bible. 1 Corinthians 6:18-20 18 Flee fornication. Every...

Christianity -- Christian Living: standing for my marriage, classic christianity, peace of god
classic christianity, peace of god, jesus is the way: Dear Lisa, Things are working because of where you stand. You are not standing on principle; you are standing in a better place – on God through Jesus Christ. You know He is listening to you and encouraging you. Furthermore you have not given into self-pity...

Christianity -- Christian Living: telekenesis, literary divices, purpose of the bible
literary divices, purpose of the bible, genesis 3: Hi Matt, I did not think that you were looking for an argument. I am glad that you are sensitive to make sure that what you are doing pleases God. If you ask GOd for wisdom, He will help you on your journey for truth. James 1:5 5 If any of you lack...