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Christianity -- Christian Living: New religious Movement& Religion in the Twenty-first century, wayne tucker, how are newer religions different from older ones
wayne tucker, how are newer religions different from older ones, religious movement: Catherine, You will have to be more specific. The answer to your question is probably a series of books. Neither of us has that kind of time. Give me an example of what you mean by newer and older religions, and I ll try to answer. Respectfully,...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Non-christian husband accesses pornography, stick in the mud, pornographic magazines
stick in the mud, pornographic magazines, prude: Dear Carolyn, My heart goes out to you. Pornography is a strong sin which is making a big comeback through the Internet. An important point to realize is that porno is not a rejection of you, but a way that your husband has learned to cope with stress,...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Non Religous Girlfriend, excepted jesus, 2 corinthians 6
excepted jesus, 2 corinthians 6, lord and savior: Hello, Matt. Only God can open your girlfriend s spiritual eyes. If He does so, then she will realize the truth (this is the moment of salvation). 2 Corinthians 6:14 tells us not to be unequally yoked with unbelievers. In other words, do not marry...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Nondenominational Churches, non denominational churches, women preachers
non denominational churches, women preachers, nondenominational churches: Non-denominational Churches are churches that do not adhere to any one denomination doctrines, they simply teach what is clearly taught in God s word (the KJV). Other then that, they are the same as other churches,having a preacher and/or teacher of God s...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Number of crucifixes sold, right direction, greetings
right direction, greetings, love: Greetings in the name of Jesus, Hello...I m sorry, but I consider myself a non-denominational Christian, and as such do not research such things. That kind of thing is futile and useless, in my opinion. But why don t you get in touch with the manufacturer...

Christianity -- Christian Living: I need some advices, stable job, business job
stable job, business job, wisdom of god: Dear Yangling, Relationships are very enjoyable, but there are times where they are challenged and become comfortable. There is nothing unusual about this; it is a typical part of life. There is relief for you and hope for your friend that rests in Jesus...

Christianity -- Christian Living: i need this answered very soon!, american indian tribes, woman in the church
american indian tribes, woman in the church, custody of children: The fist question has problems with it, as different churches presently and in the past dealt with such issues in different ways. A woman whose husband is abusive is not required to stay bound to him. Christians are called to peace regarding these matters,...

Christianity -- Christian Living: need answers, doctrine of eternal security, doctrine states
doctrine of eternal security, doctrine states, relationship with god: Hi Lela, There are certain points of doctrine that well meaning Christians disagree on. This is one of them. Personally, I believe the Bible teaches what is known as the Doctrine of Eternal Security. This doctrine states that when a person is saved...

Christianity -- Christian Living: I need a christian lifestyle and life plan, jesus paved the way, hope jesus
jesus paved the way, hope jesus, christian lifestyle: Dear Lucy, I am praying for your peace and healing. My goodness, your question was a reminder of the difficult life circumstances we find ourselves in and how the best we can do is to surrender it to God, who understands the true depth of what we re going...

Christianity -- Christian Living: In need of convincing, respectful fashion, faith in god
respectful fashion, faith in god, close to god: Hi Craig, Thanks for this great question! I believe that you are making a common mistake. You seem to be equating a good emotional experience with a strong spirituality. You seem to be following your hear in these matters. Let me give you some brief...

Christianity -- Christian Living: I need your help. i was..., elders of the church, fellow servant
elders of the church, fellow servant, 1 corinthians 6: Rick, I am curious as to why your church leaders have a problem with your wifes previous divorce, and remarriage. Even James 4:4 wrote about those of the church who had a love of the things of the world, being called *adulteresses *. I wonder if they...

Christianity -- Christian Living: I need your help. i was..., committing adultery, elders of the church
committing adultery, elders of the church, fellow servant: Hi Rick, Sorry to hear about your problem. Let me tell you that you are not alone. There are a lot of people called by God that NEVER reach their God given destiny because of human traditions. I have a friend that was in exactly your situation. He was to...

Christianity -- Christian Living: I need your help. i was..., church denomination, elders of the church
church denomination, elders of the church, fellow servant: Hi Rich, first of all, if God has called you preach, has he told you what church you are called to preach to (you need to seek him first). Secondly, who are you serving God or man? God will make a way where there seems to be no way. God hates divorce, you...

Christianity -- Christian Living: I need help in this, christian counselors, lonely times
christian counselors, lonely times, lonely guy: Dear Luth, A man who has had pornography problems and is talking to young women on chat lines is not someone you really need to seek counsel from. Good Christian counselors should not let hurting people become dependent upon them m as their principal...

Christianity -- Christian Living: need help, drunkness, temple of god
drunkness, temple of god, personal opinion: hey ya well i have to be honest i have smoked for 6 years now off and on now im back on them but i am gonna quit like as i dont like it nemore well my personal opinion is that it is wrong but who knows my whole church say it will get u into heaven whereas...

Christianity -- Christian Living: I need some hope, unwise decisions, bad decisions
unwise decisions, bad decisions, time and chance: Hi Robbie, 1. God gives all people a choice to choose life or choose death by believing Christ and accepting his sacrifice for our sins and by our daily choices to do good or to do evil. There is no market for soul selling or buying. Even if you did...

Christianity -- Christian Living: I need a little information for a research paper, heaven books, sociopaths
heaven books, sociopaths, heavenly kingdom: Tiffany, A very old question! Unfortunately, so is the answer: We just don t know. It s not like we haven t thought of it before. It s just that there are ample scriptures to support either view. We are taught to support the feeble-minded, because...

Christianity -- Christian Living: in need of a prayer, thanking god, last sunday
thanking god, last sunday, rocks: Maria,Please consider if this is the kind of life you want to live. Do you want to always wonder what is going on and what is going to happen next? Since you re not married, I would suggest that you say goodbye to this man and don t look back. Please continue...

Christianity -- Christian Living: I need strength to move on etc, emotional consequences, happy relationship
emotional consequences, happy relationship, painful memories: Hi Laura, Is there one specific occurrence that is causing you problems or was it a number of things? This is a question that you need to ask and answer yourself. It isn t necessary for me to know unless you wish to tell me. There is a scripture that...

Christianity -- Christian Living: just need to talk again.one..., relationship marriage, jesus first
relationship marriage, jesus first, face shine: Hi Veronica, Nice to hear from you again. When you are waiting for the Lord to do something in your life it can sometimes seem like a very long, lonely and quiet wait...silence from the Lord doesn t mean that He s not actively working in your life. Trust...

Christianity -- Christian Living: noah in 2 floods, genesis 6, bible scholar
genesis 6, bible scholar, question god: I am only aware of the one flood described in Genesis. I don t consider myself a Bible scholar so someone else might be able to help you further, but I do know that, according to Genesis 6:11-13, the purpose of the flood was to destroy the earth. Genesis...

Christianity -- Christian Living: noah in 2 floods/, everlasting covenant, youthe
everlasting covenant, youthe, god didn: Vaughn, I ve never heard that, and admit that this is a topic outside what I have considered before. But, I remember that Jesus talked about Noah: Luke 17:26-27 (New International Version) Just as it was in the days of Noah, so also will it be in...

Christianity -- Christian Living: with a non-christian, christian spouse, godly counsel
christian spouse, godly counsel, mixed feelings: Nat, Thanks for your question. I have mixed feelings as I read your email. Living with a non-Christian spouse is hard under any circumstances. Making the choice to do it, knowing it will be difficult is probably not a good idea. I m thinking of the expression...

Christianity -- Christian Living: nondenominational churches, nondenominational churches, jesus teachings
nondenominational churches, jesus teachings, apostolic mission: Dear Jessica, your question How does the preacher know what to preach? is a very important question. We could also ask: Who has the authority to interpret correctly the Bible and to teach correctly Jesus teachings? Only a person who knows and understands...

Christianity -- Christian Living: "nonsense"?, ingersoll robert, robert g ingersoll
ingersoll robert, robert g ingersoll, prometheus books: simple: all of it. if you d like to learn more about the defects of religions, here are a couple good references: Smith, George H: ATHEISM; THE CASE AGAINST GOD. prometheus books, new york 14228-2197 1989 Ingersoll, Robert G: THE WORKS OF ROBERT...

Christianity -- Christian Living: At Odds With Wife, demon possession, relevant scriptures
demon possession, relevant scriptures, marriage vows: Hi Douglas, We apologize for the delay in answering. We had to go out of town unexpectedly. There are many people who do not believe that being slain in the spirit has anything to do with falling on the floor during a church service. I recall...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Old Law/New Law, principalities and powers, sabbath days
principalities and powers, sabbath days, testament laws: Hi Michael, Thanks for this great question. You are very right to be concerned anytime that someone says that the Bible no longer applies. The only one that can say that is God in His WOrd, Himself. It is incorrect to say that all of the Old Testament...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Old Testament, divine mercy prayer, old testiment
divine mercy prayer, old testiment, bible index: The Gentiles are not required to follow the laws of the Jewish faithful regarding food matters as indicated in Leviticus. See Mark 7:19 and Acts 11:5-9. A great site to look things up is: http://www.usccb.org/nab/bible/index.htm +++ Some other...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Old Testament, bible reader, firstborn children
bible reader, firstborn children, disobedient children: You ask some very good questions. The first one addresses the scientific accuracy of the events of the Old Testament. I cannot exhaustively respond to every event in the Old Testament or we would need a book. Instead, let me ask you a question, How powerful...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Omnipotence(sp?) of God., heart ache, host of angels
heart ache, host of angels, human tragedy: Hello Tom, I will answer your first question first. God is all powerful and all knowing but He gives men a choice. This means He allows them to choose. Love always does this. This means that He does not control everything. If men choose evil rather...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Overbearing in-laws, voodoo church, relationship question
voodoo church, relationship question, adequate supervision: The best way to handle a bully is to not acknowledge the verbal swords they cast. Giving them the attention (even or especially when angry defense) reinforces their control over you (in their mind). If it were me, I would calmly state, While I respect your...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Overcomming Failure, christ god, referrence
christ god, referrence, getting a job: Bernard, shortly before I became a Christian I was let go of my job and had to go on disability. I could barely afford a place to stay and had to sell off things just to pay for food. I thought it was the end of the world for me, but it was just the beginning....

Christianity -- Christian Living: Overprotective mother, child molestors, overprotective mother
child molestors, overprotective mother, nut cases: Uh...What??? Kia...honey...I have received some Mom s controlling me stories but this one takes the cakes..yup, this story snatches the cakes right out of my mouth!! Wow. Seems as though your mom has some issues that she needs to deal with. Listen baby...

Christianity -- Christian Living: obe, existence of god, brain problem
existence of god, brain problem, faith in god: Dear Stefanie, I am sorry but I do not understand your question. Anyway, 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...

Christianity -- Christian Living: An observation, kjv bible, word translation
kjv bible, word translation, hello kit: Greetings in the name of Jesus, I m very happy that you asked or rather made this statement about the KJV. First of all, I ve done a exhaustive study on this and I know what I m saying/believing is true. Yes, I agree that in some instances the KJV...

Christianity -- Christian Living: is it okay to change religons?, move of the spirit, dead religion
move of the spirit, dead religion, word of god: We all serve the same God. I don t see what the problem would be. I need to warn you however, that Catholicism is basically a dead religion on a whole . There is no move of the Spirit as it is not generally taught in this church. I am really concerned that...

Christianity -- Christian Living: the old and the new covenant, new covenant, everlasting covenant
new covenant, everlasting covenant, god of peace: Question 1. The Scripture says this of the New Covenant in Hebrews 13:20-21, Now the God of peace, that brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant, Make you perfect in every...

Christianity -- Christian Living: old and new covenants, sacrificial offerings, new covenant
sacrificial offerings, new covenant, delayed response: Dear Patrick, First, I would like to apologize for my delayed response. I was away for the weekend, and did not have an opportunity to check my e-mail...now to the question: As Jesus came and fulfilled the prophesy, the Old Covenant was written in our...

Christianity -- Christian Living: the old and new covenants, leviticus 19 28, temple of the holy spirit
leviticus 19 28, temple of the holy spirit, new covenant: I actually feel I can only partially answer your question so I ll refer you to a better forum where one can answer your question in more detail. First, I d say we have to keep the Commandments, which Christ also instructed us to keep in the New Testament....

Christianity -- Christian Living: other religions, logical inconsistencies, eternal happiness
logical inconsistencies, eternal happiness, different religions: Sarah- Let me start by saying that God does not allow things to happen. He has a plan for us all, and He knows what is going to transpire. God also gave us free will though, so choices we make can sometimes effect the things that occur in our lives. ...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Pain, angry with god, favorite phrase
angry with god, favorite phrase, child god: Dear Allyson, I am so sorry in the loss of your baby. That s probably the worst pain a mother can feel. Your feelings are very natural and it ll take time for them to process. I ve heard that you never get over the loss of a child, God just helps you...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Paranoid?, babtist church, traditional faith
babtist church, traditional faith, catholisism: Hi there. If the pastor is a good pastor, he will completely understand the reason you asked that question. After all, catholisism is a very traditional faith and he will understand, after all you did get brought up as a catholic. I don t think you need...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Passing, bone fragments, sole survivor
bone fragments, sole survivor, christains: Hi Sandra, You wrote: Question: I hope you can help me for I wasn t sure where to go to ask the following quesitons. Do all Christains believe in creamation? Summaries of various denominations and their beliefs can be found at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cremation...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Pastor credentials, google search, jake hiebert
google search, jake hiebert, google: Hi Ron. I will tell you what the Lord says about these matters. Ron because there are many scriptures confirming what I am about to open for you, if you know the scriptures you know I am speaking from them. (1) Paul writes that we should *know* them to...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Pastorate Question, doctrinal correctness, words of caution
doctrinal correctness, words of caution, bad feelings: Hello Brian, I have been ministering for more than forty-five years and have seen and experienced just about everything that can be experienced. I really do know what you are dealing with. The problem is this, you are more emotionally involved and therefore...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Pastors, double honour, 1 timothy 5
double honour, 1 timothy 5, pastor don: Hi Yee Khang, Thanks for this great question. Here are several thoughts I have on this subject: 1. A pastor should be compensated as an employee or the local church. 1 Timothy 5:17-18 17 Let the elders that rule well be counted worthy of double...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Paul and his writings about women not having authority over men, godly women, christ loved the church
godly women, christ loved the church, lordship of christ: Sonny, As you have indicated, Paul, under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, wrote concerning women that they are to be in subjection to the man. This is not a demeaning role for the woman, but rather a place of honor, just as we are subject to Christ,...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Permanent Deacon, protestant background, gender sexuality
protestant background, gender sexuality, constructive feedback: Hi James. Thanks for the question. Deacons are different positions in different churches depending on the denomination and probably even the location. I am assuming that you are talking about RC deacons in the US. Unfortunately this is not something...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Phantasy of Christ, xoomer virgilio, feminist theologian
xoomer virgilio, feminist theologian, theology class: Dear Steve, I am sorry, but I know nothing about this. Your brother in Christ, Marco PS. I am a physicist and I would like to invite you in the site of the “Center of Scientific Divulgation about Consciousness”: http://xoomer.virgilio.it/fedeescienza/englishnf.html...

Christianity -- Christian Living: PLEASE HELP????, open heart surgery, blood pressure medicine
open heart surgery, blood pressure medicine, internet addiction: Greetings in the name of Jesus... This man is definitely NOT OF GOD...be sure of it. In the book of Matthew ch. 24 verses 11-14 it is taught that MANY false prophets shall rise in the final days...and decieve many. We are in those last days...so be...

Christianity -- Christian Living: PLEASE HELP ME, leviticus 18 22, laura schlessinger
leviticus 18 22, laura schlessinger, orthodox jew: If you have failed to not get past my first line, then clearly you need to read further. When you wrote that your inquiry was as to homosexuality and bisexuality and then you went on to supply a letter from Dr. Laura dealing with a reader s sarcastic comments...

Christianity -- Christian Living: PLEASE HELP ME, mad at god, book of revelation
mad at god, book of revelation, prayer life: Hello R, I have good news and bad news. First the good news. You are not doomed to hell for being mad at God or For questioning him and the Church as to how they are good . You are actually showing some hope for your future by asking questions that...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Please Help, husband jokes, common law marriage
husband jokes, common law marriage, wedding vows: Dear Kristen, This was only put there to show you that you shouldn t treat marriage lightly. Maybe you did commit adultery but thats forgiven already if indeed it happened at all (I don t know the details) but every sin is forgiven in Christ, even tomorrows...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Please help!, leviticus 18 22, laura schlessinger
leviticus 18 22, laura schlessinger, orthodox jew: Hi R, The word sin means to “miss the mark.” It literally means not being all that you can be. No law will ever correct that. It is an internal problem. It is a correction that must take place within. So…along comes Jesus and He points out that...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Please help, leviticus 18 22, laura schlessinger
leviticus 18 22, laura schlessinger, orthodox jew: Hi R I have read the Dr Laura thing a few times before, Yes it is a bit of a chuckle, but unfortunately it is not something that I ought to be laughing at. It is based on a mocking of the claims that the Word of God is eternal and unchanging. To make it...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Please help clear this up!, christian conversion, destructive lifestyle
christian conversion, destructive lifestyle, eternal destiny: Hello R , Thanks for contacting me. I and my family have been dealing with some seasonal cold/flu-like symptoms...thus the reason for the delay in my reply. I do apologize. The Bible speaks over and over again concerning need for a set-apart life...and...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Please help..I'm confused, blah blah, promising marriage
blah blah, promising marriage, man in christ: Hi Debbie, you said-- HE CONSTANTLY LIED, CHEATED, CONTACTED NUMEROUS WOMEN ON THE INTERNET Why are you putting up with this man, God has no dealings with those who sin time and time again without any remorse or changed course of action. If you are staying...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Please help!!!, john the babtist, jesus as a child
john the babtist, jesus as a child, jesus god: Hi Kevin, Question: If God so loved the world.... (which I believe he did---and still does)WHY did he allow satan anywhere near it? God didn t create sin and He didn t create evil. God didn t create Satan. God created Lucifer, referred to as the...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Pokemon, fantasy pokemon, wayne tucker
fantasy pokemon, wayne tucker, truth from fiction: Lance, Sorry I can t help with this one. I know absolutely nothing about the particulars of Pokemon. I do know that these are fictional characters, existing in a universe very different from ours, where magic is considered a reality. Perhaps spells...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Pokemon, adult christians, psychic ghost
adult christians, psychic ghost, liberal perspective: Hi Nella, First, I apologize for not replying faster. I did not receive your question for some reason. Questions like this are difficult to answer because each person understands Christianity differently. You say you are not exactly a teen, does this...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Pope visits Auschwitz, judgement seat of christ, auschwitz death camp
judgement seat of christ, auschwitz death camp, pope visits auschwitz: I believe I answered your question...WHY? When I said the following; It is for a testimony of our strong faith and illegiance to the only true and living God. All these things that God has allowed...has been allowed for a very good reason.. Rom 8:28...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Pope visits Auschwitz, auschwitz death camp, pope visits poland
auschwitz death camp, pope visits poland, pope visits auschwitz: Dear James, these are very important questions and I think that everybody must try to find a personal answer. I cannot give a specific answer for every tragedy, but I have a personal general answer about the existence of suffering in the world. Suffering...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Pope visits Auschwitz, auschwitz death camp, pope visits poland
auschwitz death camp, pope visits poland, pope visits auschwitz: God sits silently in heaven, watching over the choices of mankind. Oftentimes, the primary reason God fails to intervene is that we fail to pray for intervention. As it is written, ye have not, because ye ask not (from James 4:2). There is far more...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Pork, seven dispensations, conscience effort
seven dispensations, conscience effort, muslim faith: Eric, You are referring to the Levitical Law pronounced below… Lev 11:6-8 7 And the pig, though it has a split hoof completely divided, does not chew the cud; it is unclean for you. 8 You must not eat their meat or touch their carcasses; they are unclean...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Pornography, www google co uk, self gratification
www google co uk, self gratification, mature attitude: Hi John, First of all thank you for having the courage to ask the questions in your email, it is a very delicate subject to discuss and must be approached in calm ,intelligent and mature attitude if you intend to help people. First scripture that comes...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Pornography, servant jesus, self gratification
servant jesus, self gratification, jewish event: Hi John. John, Jesus said, Whatever controls you, is your master! Even the two most essential elements to the life of the flesh, is food, and water. BUT, as Jesus portrayed and was a common jewish event was *fasting*. Which was saying, in effect,...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Pornography, committing adultery, self gratification
committing adultery, self gratification, pastor don: Hi John, Jesus said that if you look with lust after a woman, then you are committing adultery in your heart. Pornography is a tool to help people do just that. The Bible tells us to flee those lusts that war against our souls. Masturbation is sex with...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Possessed, niv bible, true story of emily rose
niv bible, true story of emily rose, frankish accent: Thank you for your question; it is a good question but not one that need trouble you. Here are some rules to remember: First rule: We can now identify diseases where the ancients could only diagnose a demon. The ancients used the word demon to describe...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Possibly an odd question, good and faithful servant, animal control officers
good and faithful servant, animal control officers, animal control officer: Your question is not odd at all. Scripture (Romans 13:1-4) indicates that we, as believers, are to subject ourselves to the higher powers. That is exactly what you did. You did not take matters into your own hands, but rather, you took the matter to the...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Possibly an odd question., being a good neighbor, odd question
being a good neighbor, odd question, imput: The first thing I want to encourage you with is this: even if you sinned, it s OKAY! The blood Jesus shed on the cross covered every sin you ve already committed and every one you are yet to commit. God loves you unconditionally, the same no matter what...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Possibly and odd question, pet containment, leash laws
pet containment, leash laws, odd question: This isn t an odd question at all. In fact, these types of things are the rubber meets the road issues of the Christian life. I can understand your concern for your dog and for the safety of people in the neighborhood. If your community has leash laws...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Possibly an odd question, odd question, imput
odd question, imput, issue at hand: Friend, The only bad question is the one you don t ask. I ll take a shot at this one. The verse you are remembering is, Love your neighbor as yourself. Let me ask you this: If you had a dog you were not taking care of, would you not want someone...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Possibly an odd question, meaningful answer, godness
meaningful answer, godness, odd question: Since I do not know your name, I will refer to you as New. First I will apologize for this taking as long as it has. I wanted to think about it so that I could give you a meaningful answer to your questions. New, what a wonderful question. You know,...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Possibly an odd question, odd question, dog pound
odd question, dog pound, imput: Hello, Thanks for the question. When one becomes a Christian there are still things that we have to do that are unpleasant and yet we know that they are the right thing to do. The intersting thing is my daughter s neighbor had a pit bull that was frequently...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Possibly an odd question, greatest commandment, odd question
greatest commandment, odd question, imput: Hi (sorry, I don t have your name). In Mark 12: 29-31, Jesus tells of the greatest commandment (including the verse you mentioned). Jesus said: The most important one is this: Hear, O Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is one. Love the Lord your God...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Possibly an odd question, question god, governmental authorities
question god, governmental authorities, animal laws: Hi, Thanks for this great question. God has given us the government in order to enforce laws. There is nothing wrong with you appealing to a higher power ( governmental authorities like police) to enforce certain animal laws. Biblically speaking you...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Possibly an odd question, odd question, imput
odd question, imput, issue at hand: Hi there Some things, like the situation you describe are things we have to use our own conscience in what we should do. If I had been in your position, I would have done exactly the same thing. We are told to love our neighbour, but I really don t think...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Powerful story, hanging with the wrong crowd, good little girl
hanging with the wrong crowd, good little girl, heavenly angels: Jacqueline, Thanks for the great testimony! I praise God that you were protected from Jim. And you are right that faith in Jesus is the only way to be saved. Salvation is by God s grace, received simply through faith. From then on out, it s a marvelous...

Christianity -- Christian Living: YOU ARE A PROPHET !, two different worlds, angels in heaven
two different worlds, angels in heaven, knowledge wisdom: Dear saintRay, Welcome to the family brotherRay! Did you know the angels in heaven rejoiced and sang over your soul when you called on the Lord to save you? Blessed is the person that won you to the Lord, be happy you were spared the fire, be grateful you...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Praise, son jesus christ, god in heaven
son jesus christ, god in heaven, praise question: Hello, Brian. You must remember that mankind by nature is very sinful (Jeremiah 17:9; Romans 3:10-18). It is therefore not too surprising to hear what happened during the Inquisition. Many people who claim to be truly saved Christians are not truly...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Prayer, lords prayer, true believer
lords prayer, true believer, language expert: Hi Rudi, Thanks for this question. Luke 11:4 4 And forgive us our sins; for we also forgive every one that is indebted to us. And lead us not into temptation; but deliver us from evil. The King James Version, (Cambridge: Cambridge) 1769. The Greek...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Prayer, living jesus, different religions
living jesus, different religions, face to the ground: I am sorry, I do not know why the religious do these things. Only suffice it to say that I have never done either of these practices, nor do I kneel. Prayer is a constant state of mind and communication, sort of like talking to a best friend. I do not consider...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Prayers, prayer life, relationship with god
prayer life, relationship with god, presense: I would say, yes, the quality of your prayer life determines the quality of your relationship with God. I think that s common sense, actually. Why would you pray over the same items again and again in your quiet time ? You judge your spiritual growth...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Prayers, goodness and mercy, prayer life
goodness and mercy, prayer life, relationship with god: The quality of your prayer life is definitely linked to the quality of your relationship with God. Prayer is simply time spent talking to God, and, as in any relationship, you can t be very close to someone you never talk to. If you find yourself praying...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Prayers, earthly journey, prayer life
earthly journey, prayer life, relationship with god: Hello. I am 31, but I feel like I am 19 or so, if that makes a difference. I once heard somebody said the quality of your prayer life determines the quality of the relationship with God. Is that true anyway? No, that is just standard motivational...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Pre-Christ eternal life, protestant theology, protestant churches
protestant theology, protestant churches, churches in the world: Steve, Did you mean to say you went from Protestant to Catholic? I am a convert from protestant church to Catholicism so I don t believe in protestant theology (which was created in the 1500 s). Today there are over 30,000 protestant churches in the world,...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Pre-marital sex, pre marital sex, atorneys
pre marital sex, atorneys, moments of pleasure: John, Actually, there are two separate issues here. The first is your jealousy. The book of Proverbs repeatedly instructs us not to have any envy of the wicked. You tell me that is exactly what you are feeling. This is something you and Jesus need...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Preacher's Daughter, preachers daughter, jesus and his kingdom
preachers daughter, jesus and his kingdom, exquisite delight: Kristina, Thank you for your questions, I will do my best to answer them. My advise to you is this... 1. Seek God and His kingdom first. Put the Lord Jesus, and His kingdom first. Seek His will and His heart for your life. Put Him first and everything...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Prenuptials, prenuptual agreement, god doesn
prenuptual agreement, god doesn, personal opinion: Hi Kathy, Divorce without due cause (severe mistreatment, adultery) is not biblically sound. A prenuptual agreement is like an agreement that your marriage won t last - and if it s not going to last you shouldn t be in it. That s my personal opinion,...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Prenuptials, inheritance rights, broken marriage
inheritance rights, broken marriage, annullment: I found this on prenuptials (answer on ewtn.com boards by priest): http://www.ewtn.com/vexperts/showresult.asp?RecNum=415323&Forums=0&Experts=0&Days=365&Author=&Keyword=prenuptial&pgnu=1&groupnum=0&record_bookmark=2&ORDER_BY_TXT=ORDER+BY+ReplyDate+DESC&start_at=...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Profanity, scriptural passages, unwashen hands
scriptural passages, unwashen hands, deadly poison: But the tongue can no man tame; it is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison. Therewith bless we God, even the Father; and therewith curse we men, which are made after the similitude of God. Out of the same mouth proceedeth blessing and cursing. My brethren,...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Promises, freedom of choice, engagement period
freedom of choice, engagement period, rest of your life: Dear Kristen, Freedom of choice is freedom of choice. Thats why we have engagement period to choose. Marriage cannot be entered into if only one wants it. Breaking this promise is fine. You must choose for the rest of your life. Its serious. Therefore...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Promotion, career counsellor, racist person
career counsellor, racist person, district managers: Dear L Thank you for your question. As well as being a Christian, I am also a career counsellor, and so your situation interests me for different reasons. Firstly though, I have to say that I have never heard anyone say promotion comes from God before....

Christianity -- Christian Living: Prophecy dream from God, smooth talkers, invention of the television
smooth talkers, invention of the television, giant fireball: Hi Jacqueline! If the question is, are you a true *seer* I would have to answer.....no! Sorry Jacqueline, but a true prophet/ess has to be judged by other prophets.. 1Co 14:32 ....and the spirits of the prophets are subject to the prophets; Where does...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Prophecy from GOD, look at the sky, sign from god
look at the sky, sign from god, moms name: Greetings in the name of Jesus... Hmmm it s interesting that your name is jacqueline, thats my moms name and my best friend is Jackie. Anyway, to answer your question, I ve learned that the Bible is to be taken literally (what it says,it means), and...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Prophecy of Muhammed(PBUH), jesus of nazareth, israeli nation
jesus of nazareth, israeli nation, pbuh: Dear Ahmer, Our kingdom is not of this world, but your kingdom through Mohammed is of this world. Jesus told us ours was snot. Ishmael basically started the Arab nation as far as i know. But I focus on what Jesus said. The Counselor is the Holy Spirit...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Prophecy of prophet Muhammed(PBUH), jesus the messiah, prophet john
jesus the messiah, prophet john, elias c: JOHN 1:19-25 Let’s look at the context of this chapter and see who is being spoken of; now in verse 15 the apostle John writes about; “John the Baptizer” who prepared the way for Jesus to appear. So the Priests and Levites were sent from Jerusalem to...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Prophet Muhammed in BIble, prophet muhammed, false gospel
prophet muhammed, false gospel, due respect: The answer is no, though u no doubt would like to believe there is, so u can promote islamism , which is a false gospel, it does not save, heal or regard the love of man, but promotes hate, intolerance and destruction. I promote and believe in Christianity,...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Prophet Muhammed in Bible, holy quran translation, prophet muhammed
holy quran translation, prophet muhammed, reason god: It appears that you only wish to argue which is the truth... I refuse to do so... Please refrain from emailing me again, as I will not answer. You have your belief and I have mine... May the one true and living God bless you as you seek His truth....

Christianity -- Christian Living: Prophet Muhammed in Bible, holy quran translation, prophet muhammed
holy quran translation, prophet muhammed, god jesus: Your answer is also correct in the KJV, but worded differently... chaste people may not worry as Satan will not be able to misguide them. Therefore if we believe in God and submit to him - By God s will - we will never be ruined. But this is only...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Psychic predictions - how to get rid of them?, life in freedom, psychic predictions
life in freedom, psychic predictions, burning questions: Hello Lorraine Lai, Reality. It is no longer reality that you are writing me your question. That is in the past. It was only reality while you were writing it ... it came to pass, but it is no longer what is happening. It likewise is NOT reality...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Being Psyhic is a form of Witchcraft?, mental phenomena, psychic phenomena
mental phenomena, psychic phenomena, psyhic: Greetings, in the name of Jesus, the Christ... According to the site dictionary.com ; a PSYCHIC is psy·chic –adjective Also, psy·chi·cal. 1. of or pertaining to the human soul or mind; mental (opposed to physical). 2. Psychology. pertaining...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Purity, promiscuity, bathing suit
promiscuity, bathing suit, cable television: Dear Paul, There is hope in Christ and we will find it by His Spirit through His Word. Does your wife know Jesus as your Savior? If not that is the number one issue. Review 1 John 5:9-14 for assurance of salvation. Taking a second look does hurt and...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Purpose., ingersoll robert, robert g ingersoll
ingersoll robert, robert g ingersoll, prometheus books: 10:17 am sun 3-20 2005 hi, Mr. B, Thanks for your question. Your question is a natural one for someone who subscribes to the christian system. The trouble is, THAT IS A POOR ASSUMPTION, because the entire christian scheme, as are all religions, is FRAUDULENT,...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Purpose?, death leprosy, sheep and goats
death leprosy, sheep and goats, death jesus: the bible sums people like you up when it says-- they have a zeal for God; but not according to ACCURATE KNOWLEDGE (Romans 10;2) And it is you who will be dissappointed as to YOUR destiny, as born again or anointed ones are spoken of as; preaching...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Purpose?, unmerited favor of god, repentance and faith
unmerited favor of god, repentance and faith, god jesus: God s purpose for salvation can be summed up in the verse John 3:16... John 3:16-17 16 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. NIV God s Love is also called...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Purpose of going to church, dear esther, bible character
dear esther, bible character, holy communion: Dear Esther, First of all, you have the name of my FAVORITE Bible character. What an amazing woman Esther was! Now to your question... Thank goodness, thank GOD our relationship with Him isn t based on how much we do, how often we think of Him, whether...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Purpose of Fasting, repentance time, scripture reading
repentance time, scripture reading, withholding food: Fastin Baptist, I apologize for the delay in responding, as I was on vacation this week and failed to notify the allexperts.com website. There are many reasons for fasting. There is no mention that I know of that it is for helping the one that is fasting...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Purpose of Life, son jesus christ, romans 8
son jesus christ, romans 8, matchless name: The ultimate purpose of God is to glorify His name. If that makes Him seem like an egotistical maniac to you, apparently you have little understanding of God. Read Isaiah 43 to see what this King of Kings and Lord of Lords says concerning Himself and His glory....

Christianity -- Christian Living: Purpose?, pain and sorrow, mr stokes
pain and sorrow, mr stokes, hope of salvation: I am not knowledgeable enough to attempt a detailed analysis of views that have been held on this matter so I will simply give the short version. Within the Christian tradition there is the concept that God is Love . By that I mean that God is the source...

Christianity -- Christian Living: pacifism, book of daniel, nuclear age
book of daniel, nuclear age, peacemakers: Hi Jamie, Christians should try to be peacemakers all the time, in any age. This is what God has required of people that wanted to do his will since the beginning. However, since every government is put in place by God, according to the Bible, (see Romans...

Christianity -- Christian Living: pacifism, mixed feelings, nuclear age
mixed feelings, nuclear age, pacifism: First off, sorry about the late response, I was extremely busy the past week. I have mixed feelings about Nuclear War, and war in general. I believe we should take action when necessary. Was God always peaceful? No, look at such examples of Sodom and Gomorrah....

Christianity -- Christian Living: why i had pain, false prophet, personal belief
false prophet, personal belief, name of jesus: Greetings in the wonderful mighty name of Jesus... The only answer I can give you is this: God, nor His Holy Spirit or Jesus would ever inflict pain in return for praying. Therefore the only thing I can say concerning this...is that one of the two following...

Christianity -- Christian Living: parenting single or not, pastor kim, god and his word
pastor kim, god and his word, loving parents: Hi Stephanie, There is no easy answer to your questions. The decision to have a baby with man who is not your husband was probably not a wise one. You can see now the repercussions of your decision. But now you must live with that decision and you will...

Christianity -- Christian Living: past sin, mind questions, hebrews 6
mind questions, hebrews 6, sinful life: Good evening, Kay, I m glad you followed up with this question. I only have a few moments tonight, but I can address this more fully over the weekend. If you have a piece of paper handy, draw a line down the center (top to bottom). On the left side write...

Christianity -- Christian Living: pastors view on who to vote for, biblical standpoint, tax exempt status
biblical standpoint, tax exempt status, acceptable practice: Vaughn, While it is morally right for a Pastor to share Biblical values and to promote those values from the pulpit, there is a legal ramification to promoting a specific candidate for public office. The tax exempt status of a religious institution can...

Christianity -- Christian Living: pauls thorn, apostle paul, pious man
apostle paul, pious man, aramaic: Great question. I doubt a pious man like the apostle Paul would defend himself like that. Perhaps the meaning was lost through the translations from Aramaic/Greek to English. Maybe it was just God s decision. I m sorry to say that I do not know. I hope my...

Christianity -- Christian Living: personality, sparkling grape juice, lord and savior
sparkling grape juice, lord and savior, wine drinking: Mr. Scott, I suppose that we are like minded in this matter. I also am one that doesn t like confrontation in a confrontational manner. If confrontation must come, I prefer that it be handled in a mild way. I think that is what the Apostle Paul meant when...

Christianity -- Christian Living: physics, living organisms, gravitational pull
living organisms, gravitational pull, magnetite: Dear Mike, I answer only questions about faith. I have not time to answer other questions. However, I would like to give a scientific discussion about the existence of God and some recent miracles. I think that faith cannot come only from logic,...

Christianity -- Christian Living: please help!, fantasy card games, horro films
fantasy card games, horro films, tcg yugioh: Hey John, Thanks for getting back to me concerning Yu-Gi-Oh. I totally understand where you are coming from and I am way glad that you have given up all the other ungodly things that you were doing..I am proud of you bro. No. I do not think that your playing...

Christianity -- Christian Living: please respond.., attempted suicide, going to hell
attempted suicide, going to hell, condemnation: 4pm mon 5.14.07 Hi Jacque, wow, you are going thru a lot! Your frustration, though pretty miserable feeling now, can be a good thing in the long run. That s because a major part of your pain & hurt, is LARGELY BECAUSE OF YOUR RELIGIOUS BELIEF SYSTEM!...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Can you be a practicing homosexual and still be saved?, metropolitan community churches, king james bible
metropolitan community churches, king james bible, homosexual unions: Absolutely Earl, The largest GLBT organization on earth is a homosexual-based Christian denomination, the Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches (http://www.mccchurch.org). There are also several other denominations and ministries that...

Christianity -- Christian Living: pray, healing scriptures, life jesus
healing scriptures, life jesus, peace joy: In Jesus name, satan I command you to take your hands off of Veronica s body and her life! Veronica belongs to the Lord and she is not yours to mess with or destroy. I apply the blood of Jesus over Veronica s life and ask the Lord to fill her with peace, joy,...

Christianity -- Christian Living: pray, hold on girl, blood of jesus
hold on girl, blood of jesus, perfect health: Veronica, Hi Sweetie & Good Morning! I am really sorry for what you re going through with your health...I know how tough it can be to be dealing with less-than-perfect health...especially when you think that things are getting better than bam! here you...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Why pray when God does nothing to help me, false accusations, unanswered prayer
false accusations, unanswered prayer, panderer: Dear KMB, So many people in this world are asking the same questions you are. The answers do lie in the Bible and yes, I can give you an answer. First of all, you are blaming God. You are assuming that He is doing all of this to you. You don t have...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Why pray to a God that always says "NO", false accusations, unanswered prayer
false accusations, unanswered prayer, panderer: 944AM thurs, OCT 5, 2006 hi, kmb, wow, lots of pain & frustration. BUT, that can be GOOD, if it makes you stop & think, as it did me some 15 years ago. I, too wondered where is god in this time of real pain? (divorce) As it is with you, a big part of my...

Christianity -- Christian Living: pray, baby sister, wonderful day
baby sister, wonderful day, personal life: Hi Baby Sister, I love you Veronica...thinking about you this morning and asking the Lord to bless you in a very obvious and special way..asking the Lord to open a wonderful job for you and for Jesus to hold you and to let you know how much you are loved....

Christianity -- Christian Living: pre-marital sex, literature of the old testament, pre marital sex
literature of the old testament, pre marital sex, marriage covenant: Hi Steve, I m going to share something with you that I read, and I found it to be interesting and helpful in getting delivered from fornication.(pre-marital) Once you get some understanding about this issue, your perspective should change. By the way,...

Christianity -- Christian Living: predestination, ingersoll robert, robert g ingersoll
ingersoll robert, robert g ingersoll, prometheus books: 8pm thursday feb 24 hi reva; You are right to question this problem. The solution is very simple when one learns to use the correct framework of FACT, SCIENCE, NATURE, AND TRUTH. When you decide to stick with FACTS, you necessarily DISCARD ALL THE NON-FACTS,...

Christianity -- Christian Living: premarital sex, sex before marriage, god god
sex before marriage, god god, truth of god: Hi Bobby, Thanks for the question and Happy Holidays. Well Bobby, (I have an uncle and a cousin named Bobby) I am going to give it to you straight...Yes, both you and your girlfriend are living in sin if you are engaging in sex before marriage. Most people...

Christianity -- Christian Living: pride, haughty spirit, collective purpose
haughty spirit, collective purpose, religious status: Stephanie, Thank you for your question. First, let s see what the Bible says about pride: Proverbs 16:18 - Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall. Proverbs 26:12 - Do you see a man wise in his own eyes? There is more hope for a...

Christianity -- Christian Living: The problem of evil, monotheistic world religions, servant moses
monotheistic world religions, servant moses, thoughtful reply: Hi Billy, You ask a wonderful question. One that goes to the very heart of the gospel. You see any god other than the Christian God presented in both the Old and New Testaments would indeed make the problem of evil harder to understand. Even so, it remains...

Christianity -- Christian Living: problem with parent, parent child relationships, confrontational manner
parent child relationships, confrontational manner, evry: Hello Antionette, Thanks for contacting me. I see where you re coming from. Here s the thing: while I could tell you everything the Bible has to say about parent/child relationships and how to handle controlling spirits and how to confront those who hurt...

Christianity -- Christian Living: profanity plagueing the mind, son jesus christ, god and his son jesus christ
son jesus christ, god and his son jesus christ, trying of your faith: Walter, Satan uses many ploys to gain control of the mind. The issues you are facing are common among all of mankind. We have been called upon to think on things that are pure, wholesome, honorable, etc. It is very easy to be distracted by the things of...

Christianity -- Christian Living: promises, name of jesus, persay
name of jesus, persay, gods word: Greetings, in the name of Jesus As far as I know there is nothing as far as promises are concerned, regarding employment (persay). But I can tell you this, remember Jesus telling his first found disciples (who were working as fishermen)to follow Him...

Christianity -- Christian Living: prophecy and future, mail carrier, s child
mail carrier, s child, pleasantries: Yes it is possible that she was used by God....but be very careful with this person. It is taught in God s word, that in the final days (and we ARE in those days), there will come soothsayers and the like, claiming to be prophets. Please be very careful. Study...

Christianity -- Christian Living: prophecy, sex before marriage, jesus name
sex before marriage, jesus name, pastor don: Hi Vic, Thanks for the clarification and the follow up question. It seems on the surface that these folks believe in good core doctrine. If they truely believe that it is Jesus Christ and His death and ressurection that saved by faith alone, then they...

Christianity -- Christian Living: prophet vs Christian psychic, messages from god, gift god
messages from god, gift god, psychic question: Hello, I m sorry for the confusion you have for the answers I gave. All I wanted to show in those three verses was that it was mentioned three times in God s word (KJV)...and that brings me to ask you what version you either read from or study? I consider...

Christianity -- Christian Living: what is the prophetic anointing?, prophetic visions and dreams, visions and dreams
prophetic visions and dreams, visions and dreams, dream dreams: Greetings, in the name of Jesus, the christ... I assume that whoever it was to pray in that manner, wanted you to recieve the same things others had, and that is a spiritual anointing of prophetic visions and dreams etc. In other words, that you would be...

Christianity -- Christian Living: purpose?, spiritual works of mercy, corporal and spiritual works of mercy
spiritual works of mercy, corporal and spiritual works of mercy, glimpse of heaven: Mr. B., I discussed your question with a friend and I thought his answer might assist you. No need to respond...just thought it would help you. Here it is: Saved is a Protestant term for gaining Salvation. This question, although simple, gets into...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Question, hindu scriptures, divine revelations
hindu scriptures, divine revelations, ancient hindu: RJ, I apologize for the lateness of my reply. I appreciate the opportunity to discuss this issues with you. I can tell that you are truly seeking Truth. And those who seek the Truth, the Lord Jesus will always reveal Himself to! RJ, before I address...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Question, woman god, ps 146
woman god, ps 146, common grave: HI there Joyel,you asked-- 1. DOES THE BIBLE REFLECT A POSSIBILITY OF RE-INCARNATION, IF NOT, WHERE DOES IT DISPROVE IT. What the bible teaches about the soul and death doesn’t allow for reincarnation- Genesis 2:7 states: “God proceeded to form the...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Question, blueletterbible org, woman god
blueletterbible org, woman god, spirit of god: Joyel, In your question on reincarnation, I would tell you that reincarnation is the total opposite of the Gospel of God. Reincarnation is trying to work its way to perfection or God and Christianity is God reaching down to imperfect people and allowing...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Question, homebody, bad person
homebody, bad person, partier: Hi Misskitty I am totally the same. Last night it was the work s night out. I went for the meal but I just didnt want to go out drinking afterwards. Just tell your friend why you dont want to go and if they are a good, understanding person, they will...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Question, servant job, story of job
servant job, story of job, burnt offering: Hi Jonathan Thanks for your question. Your friend is blessed to have a friend like you, caring for her and looking out for her. It can be really difficult to know what to say and do in these circumstances, and sometimes, we have to be careful that we...

Christianity -- Christian Living: A Question, savior jesus christ, trumpet call
savior jesus christ, trumpet call, lord and savior: Carly, Tim replies to this question saying: To God be all the glory and thanks and praise... and to the Lamb! And I echo this remark. The Lord Jesus and God the Father are one, and together they are perfect in their love for all of their children,...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Question., forgiveness, offence
forgiveness, offence, conscience: Hi Karen The fact that you are asking the question tells me that your conscience says what you said was wrong. I guess some words are acceptable to some people but not to others. Its best to try to keep your language pure at all time in my view so...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Question., karen heaven, bible god
karen heaven, bible god, conservative christians: Dear Karen, Heaven is a state of the soul; it is the state of perfect inner peace, love, faith and purity. Heaven is eternal life and true happiness. God loves us infinitely and He desires to lead each of us to the eternal life and to the true happiness....

Christianity -- Christian Living: Question on women, god created eve, male perspective
god created eve, male perspective, responsible leadership: Hi Jerod, Thank you so much for the nice compliment. My ministry is pretty down to earth and I try to do what the Lord has called me to do. I appreciate your kind words. I think we need to be mindful that when God created Eve, she was taken from Adam...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Question, western culture, burdens
western culture, burdens, neighbors: As you read in the Bible you find that we are called to build community with each other. There are numbers of calls to one anothers . Pray for one another, carry one another s burdens, love one another are all some of the one anothers in the Bible. There...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Questions., shell fish, anger issues
shell fish, anger issues, sex addict: Hello, Karen. The Bible teaches that we cannot get ourselves saved. There is no work we can do which will guarantee our salvation (Ephesians 2:8,9). The Bible further says that the environment for salvation is hearing the Word of God (Romans 10:17)....

Christianity -- Christian Living: Questions, international bible society, god the holy spirit
international bible society, god the holy spirit, genesis 6: There is no possibility of re incarnation as the bible clearly states that.. Hebrews 9:27 (New International Version) New International Version (NIV) Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984 by International Bible Society Hebrews 9 27Just as man is destined...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Questions, google search, understanding the trinity
google search, understanding the trinity, false religions: Hi Joyel, 1. There is no such thing as reincarnation. This idea is part of the eastern religions, which are false religions that worship demon gods. The bible says that the only way to the Father is through Christ. When Christians die, they are absent...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Questions, holy spirit of god, angels in heaven
holy spirit of god, angels in heaven, female god: Thank you for your questions. They are good ones! :) 1. Hebrews 9:27 states, It is appointed for man once to die and thereafter comes the judgment. Neither the old or new Testaments have any shred of tolerance for the doctrine of reincarnation. This doctrine...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Questions On True Salavation, lord jesus christ, water baptism
lord jesus christ, water baptism, god in a box: Ken, I appreciate your very honest approach to this question. The Scriptures make it abundantly clear that our confidence must be in Christ and Him alone for salvation. Some even teach that we must turn from our sins in order to be saved. Scripture says...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Quotation, german confessing church, reverend martin
german confessing church, reverend martin, trade unionist: Hello Gina... I did not find the exact quote you re looking for, however, I found one that is very similar: In Germany they first came for the Communists and I didn t speak up because I wasn t a Communist. Then they came for the Jews, and I...

Christianity -- Christian Living: query, gnostic christianity, moral relationship
gnostic christianity, moral relationship, believing in jesus: WHY WOULD AN ALL-LOVING GOD NEED US TO LOVE HIM MORE THAN ANYONE ELSE? To illustrate the point--In the tenth century B.C.E., the nation of Israel needed to make a very serious decision. Whom would they serve? King Ahab, under the influence of his...

Christianity -- Christian Living: query, gnostic christianity, repentance and faith
gnostic christianity, repentance and faith, moral relationship: John 14:6 6 Jesus answered, I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. NIV There is only one way to Father God through Jesus Christ His Son. Through repentance and faith in the work of our Lord on the Cross......

Christianity -- Christian Living: query, gnostic christianity, moral relationship
gnostic christianity, moral relationship, truthful answers: Hi Clement..... Good questions, and they require truthful answers. As you have come to see, there is a difference in that/those that are called Christian/Christianity. There can be no resurrection, unless there is first a death. The seed must go in the...

Christianity -- Christian Living: query, gnostic christianity, gift of god is eternal life
gnostic christianity, gift of god is eternal life, moral relationship: Hi Clement, I think that it is important to understand why we believe that faith in Jesus is important, even more important than living a moral life. Here is a brief explanation: Where will you be... in 1000 years? The message of Christmas is the good...

Christianity -- Christian Living: One more query, guilt and regret, jerry springer
guilt and regret, jerry springer, false reality: Hi Again Glen, No. I do not think of your life (currently) as a Soap Opera. Actually I am quite amazed and very impressed to find a guy (on this forum) that is as tender, open and verbally demonstrative as you have been. This is a HUGE credit to both you...

Christianity -- Christian Living: question, spiritual answer, appearance changes
spiritual answer, appearance changes, friends and strangers: Hi Dumi, You asked, how do I find someone to love in Christ Easiest way is to let God find her for you. I did, over 22 years ago and I have never regretted it. I know a man who let friends and ministers help him make that choice and 3 children...

Christianity -- Christian Living: question?, speaking in toungues, work throught
speaking in toungues, work throught, bible passages: Greetings again... Can you please be more precise as the to where the freedom fellowship church is...does it have a website etc. You mentioned that you were reading from the NIV mostly.... I must warn you about reading from or even studying from any...

Christianity -- Christian Living: just a question, jehovah s witnesses, christian cults
jehovah s witnesses, christian cults, cultic groups: A look at what is on the internet produced by them indicates an eclectic mix of beliefs that are similar to Jehovah s Witnesses and some Sabbatarian groups. What I found missing from their websites was a declaration of the gospel. The most telling indicator...

Christianity -- Christian Living: question, elders of the church, laying on of hands
elders of the church, laying on of hands, symbolic language: Hello, Barbara. Jesus physical healing of men, women, and children was symbolic of the spiritual healing that God gives to those He saves. I am not sure where the first verse you are speaking of is, but the laying on of hands is spoken of in Mark 16:18....

Christianity -- Christian Living: A question about God, ingersoll robert, robert g ingersoll
ingersoll robert, robert g ingersoll, prometheus books: 4 AM sunday, nov 28 hi juliana; this is pretty simple: the god you mention is a FICTIONAL character! So he doesn t do anything; certainly not a rational action. If you want to think more about this: The following 2 references were very helpful...

Christianity -- Christian Living: question part 2, holy spirit, correspondances
holy spirit, correspondances, new question: Dear Friend, For certain, what you did in deed or in thought was adultery. But YOUr problem is that YOU are still totally focused upon YOU and how YOU feel. You show no concern for the woman, the man or your husband. This has nothing to do with breaking...

Christianity -- Christian Living: question..sorta..well, not so serious, earth and heaven, presence of god
earth and heaven, presence of god, human relationships: Paradise isn t about a physical surrounding, it s about the presence of God. The only difference between Earth and heaven is that heaven is perfected - there is no death, suffering, or pain. In fact, human relationships and ideals are practically obsolete....

Christianity -- Christian Living: Not much of a question but...., delphi forum, eye tooth
delphi forum, eye tooth, hiney: Linda, His grace is always equal to the fall, and the abiding life is never more then a momment away. So, lets encourage each other not to wallow in shame about yesturday, and take the immediate opportunity afforded by the very next momment to focus on...

Christianity -- Christian Living: More questions!, filthy rags, advacate
filthy rags, advacate, believing in jesus: Hi Kevin, I could tell that you would be wanting more answers because there is a lot that does not make good sense, isn t there? Isn t it strange that so many people can believe things that do not make sense? Question 1. Understanding that we ALL fall...

Christianity -- Christian Living: questions about Christian belief, partial birth abortion, spiritual consequences
partial birth abortion, spiritual consequences, eternal destiny: Hi Dinah, I think that the spiritual consequences are the easier consequences to identify in this scenario. Especially for the child. The Bible says that it is appointed once for men to die and then the judgement. Whatever is done to the body of the dead...

Christianity -- Christian Living: questions about my relationship with my girlfriend, head brain, physical relationship
head brain, physical relationship, seperate rooms: Greetings in the name of Jesus, the Christ... I want to share something with you...that might help YOU decide...for yourself. Man was created first, woman second (she was created from the man, namely a rib)... If you remember your bible at all...God...

Christianity -- Christian Living: More questions, temple of the holy ghost, what is the holy spirit
temple of the holy ghost, what is the holy spirit, spirit of god: Hi John, Thanks for these follow up questions. I am happy to answer any of your questions.... but please understand these are not my personal opinions, they are what I believe to be exactly what the Bible teaches. As a born again Christian, I yield all...

Christianity -- Christian Living: quick question, jesus message, course jesus
jesus message, course jesus, followers of christ: Dear Laura. I am very interested in why you are asking this question. As you have not given me much to work with, I will try my best to answer in a way which is relevant and interesting for you. Jesus message most certainly does influence people today....

Christianity -- Christian Living: Which 'Rabbi' to follow?, interpretation of the scriptures, bad attitude
interpretation of the scriptures, bad attitude, different cultures: Hi Rick, I could not get our last full response to go through so I contacted an admin who said that she forwarded it to you (perhaps in pieces). The copy that she cc d me was not a full copy. If you received a section with our names on the bottom,...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Rational Proof, proof of the existence of god, existence of god
proof of the existence of god, existence of god, brain problem: Dear Louise, 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: RE : Religious Conversion, jesus was a jew, ancestry family
jesus was a jew, ancestry family, religious conversion: Hi John I am a christian, so I will always advise on this basis. The bible teaches that christians have been grafted in to the jewish nation, so it is my view that you could not be guilty of betraying your heritage. As for the holocaust, all of humanity...

Christianity -- Christian Living: WHAT WAS THE REASON IN THE BIBLE FOR GOD CHANGING HIS MIND AND ALLOWING US TO EAT MEAT, new covenant, levitical law
new covenant, levitical law, children of israel: Hi ONY, Actually, the children of Israel were always allowed to eat meat. They just couldn’t certain kinds. There was a two-fold reason for the prohibition of eating certain kinds of meat. It is very hot in the Holy Land and meat does not keep very...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Re: Addiction, fear god, infidelity
fear god, infidelity, narcotics: Sweetie, I understand where you are. But here is the deal. If your spouse does something that breaks your heart (regardles of situation) and then says sorry but does not do anything to change the situation so that he is not tempted into going right back...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Re: Update, spirit knowledge, lord and savior
spirit knowledge, lord and savior, alcohol problem: Good morning, sweetie. I m glad to hear that your husband is trying to get the help he needs -- only I perceive in my spirit that something is just not right here -- and I can see trouble coming down the road. Sometimes, husbands and wives can fix whatever...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Rebuke, ingersoll robert, robert g ingersoll
ingersoll robert, robert g ingersoll, prometheus books: 230pm wed, oct 31 hi stephen; your description of the event is too simplified to be meaningful. Things don t have meaning without their CONTEXT. MAYBE you describe something as simple as a disagreement. That s pretty likely, since almost everything...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Rejected by the church, unresolved issues, many things
unresolved issues, many things, cor: Hi Again Paul, Don t feel bad or come down on yourself..or let the enemy flood you with condemnation. It seems to me that you are really crying out for help and direction..yesterday I tried to address (head-on) some of the issues that were obviously causing...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Relationship, stage 4 cancer, wonderful name of jesus
stage 4 cancer, wonderful name of jesus, man of my dreams: Greetings, Melody, in the wonderful name of Jesus, the christ. First of all, I love your name...it s beautiful. Forgive me for taking so long to answer...as i have a business to run, and have been busy lately. The only way for me to answer this...is...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Relationship....bad or Good?, relationship with god, youth meetings
relationship with god, youth meetings, having a boy: Rosina, You have a good concept about relationships between young men and women, and how God perceives it...... And after reading your letter, I can only imagine how uncomfortable it is living with your roommate, who s Muslim, and dating a Catholic. Your...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Relationship to God, parent child relationship, galations 3
parent child relationship, galations 3, parental relationship: Actually, not everyone is a child of God. Notice that the Lord Jesus called some children of their father the devil in John 8:44. Also Saul, when confronted by Elymas, called him a child of the devil in Acts 13:10. Romans 9:8 speaks of those that are...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Relationship moving to quickly, 9 months, relationship
9 months, relationship, relationships: He s not the one who needs to understand anything. You are. You need to understand that when you re not ready for something, you re not ready. Period. If he goes to someone else simply to get what he wants, then you shouldn t be with him in the first place....

Christianity -- Christian Living: Relationship, getting to know god, jesus first
getting to know god, jesus first, stable relationship: I m sorry...I read it wrong. I ve already told you what you should do..when the time is right, God will send you your mr. right. Get to know God, better, and learn of His ways...then you ll be able to speak to Him yourself and hear directly from Him..then...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Relationships, personal family matters, spiritual maturity
personal family matters, spiritual maturity, jesus shine: It probably is not appropriate. It could just be her stumbling into something that caught her off-guard. Maybe this young man and your girlfriend have become tight over this, and she may be sad to let it go. However, she should let it go. Don t be...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Relationships between Baptists and Catholics, baptist belief, baptist faith
baptist belief, baptist faith, faith life: Baptists and Catholics generally do not agree on many articles of faith, primarily because the teachings of the Catholic Church do not agree with the Bible. If your boyfriend truly holds to the Bible, he will not be able to reconcile this problem. I honestly...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Relationships between Baptists and Catholics, baptist belief, baptist faith
baptist belief, baptist faith, faith life: Hi Anna, You wrote: *Please, i am not looking for someone to convert me or witness to me on how Catholics are very wrong, etc. . . . I am sticking to my religion, no doubts about it. Please do not try and tell me how wrong I am, just please explain these...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Relationships between Baptists and Catholics, baptist belief, baptist faith
baptist belief, baptist faith, faith life: Hi Anna, My son is graduating from high school today and life has been a bit crazy. Sorry for not getting back to you yesterday. I decided that the answer I gave before answered the theological aspects for starters, but I still had not answered this other...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Relationships between Baptists and Catholics, baptist belief, baptist faith
baptist belief, baptist faith, faith life: Dear Anna, Sadly some Baptists do have this belief. I, in fact, grew up in a Baptist church with this attitude. We were actually taught to believe people of other faiths (especially Catholics) were not even going to Heaven. I am so grateful that God...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Relationships and Christianity, adultury, god honors
adultury, god honors, emotional tie: Dear Adrian, Let s prayerfully look into God s word for an answer. The fact that you were engaged and it ended is not easy. I know what it s like because it happened to me. I dated my future fiancee for about a year before we were engaged. She left me...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Relationships & God's will, au pair in england, praying to god
au pair in england, praying to god, wonderful church: Hello Snjezana, I apologize for my longer than usual delay in replying. I live in the US and today is our Thanksgiving holiday, so I was away for the day visiting with relatives. I can appreciate the difficulty of your situation and am happy to share...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Relationships and Opposite Sex Counseling, personal family matters, relationship issues
personal family matters, relationship issues, e mail: Hi Matt, This appears to be more of a relationship/dating question than a religion related question but we will offer some suggestions. (Allexperts also has a section on dating where you might find help.) Females like to feel needed. Some also like...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Relationships, pre marital relationship, fence sitter
pre marital relationship, fence sitter, marriage relationship: Hi Glenn, If you asked more than one expert this question I expect they will have given you the answer that I am set to give - 1. There is no such thing as a fence sitter in God s worldview. There are those who have entered into a new life and those...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Religion, religious pluralism and the interfaith movement, peter kreeft
religious pluralism and the interfaith movement, peter kreeft, active euthanasia: 17 July 2007 Dear Brandy, Forgive me for not answering you sooner. I ve been so buried in my work that I ve just today had time to work on e-mail messages that required a long, thoughtful answer. That is a good question. We used to have a Christian...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Religion & Superstition, apostle paul, disputations
apostle paul, disputations, eating meat: Laurence, This is indeed an interesting item to answer today, as we just finished looking at Romans 14 tonight at church. Romans 14 deals with eating meat or not eating meat, and also deals with how we should respond to one that has a problem with eating...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Religious Education, ingersoll robert, robert g ingersoll
ingersoll robert, robert g ingersoll, prometheus books: 11am tues 2-1-05 dear andrea, thanx for your question. Tho I fear you may not want to look closely at this, It s real simple: god is a fabricated concept, generated thousands of years ago when people did not understand most of the natural facts all...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Religious Fortune Teller??, fortune tellers, false prophecy
fortune tellers, false prophecy, occult practitioners: Dear Jim, Many time religious families grow ties to people who claim to have various spiritual gifts. If we look to the Bible, we do not see any requirement for anyone to be prayed over by any group of people. The one exception to this would be the elders...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Religious Pluralism, religious pluralism and the interfaith movement, ingersoll robert
religious pluralism and the interfaith movement, ingersoll robert, robert g ingersoll: 830pm tues 2-6 hi tina; this is a kind of weird question. it seems to assume that religious pluralism interfaith movement organized religion have some meaning or relevance. These are all fabricated fictions: there is nothing real about...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Repentance..., wrath of god, spirit of discernment
wrath of god, spirit of discernment, woman to woman: Dear Friend, You certainly have experienced the dissapointment which often comes when we put our trust in people. It s not clear to me whether you and this man are married or living as if you are married. I am going to answer this as if you are just living...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Rich and a Christian?, god and mammon, treasures in heaven
god and mammon, treasures in heaven, treasures on earth: Hi Ed, The very simple answer is ithat it is not Having the riches that is the problem, but rather, SERVING those riches. The rich man donated his grave to Jesus...he was already a believer...and rich..but those riches were not more important than GGod...

Christianity -- Christian Living: rapture, wrath of the lamb, word rapture
wrath of the lamb, word rapture, great day of his wrath: Hi Mon, THanks for this great question. The word rapture is not found in the Bible. Rapture means a snatching away . THat concept is found in these verses: 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 13 But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning...

Christianity -- Christian Living: rapture answer, resurrection jesus, stark realization
resurrection jesus, stark realization, tribulation period: Hello my friend. You are right there are many views of the events of the end times. However, everyone of the man taught opinions are not in line with Gods word. Please read the 24:-26: chapters of Matt.There is only one more resurrection, Jesus was the first...

Christianity -- Christian Living: rapture, versions of the bible, fire and brimstone
versions of the bible, fire and brimstone, bible bible: Hi Teresa, I am sincerely sorry for being so late in responding to your question, I had a lot of mundane concerns and activities taking up my time, although I knew approximately what the answer was, I did not have the opportunity to sit down, research and...

Christianity -- Christian Living: re:finances, progress god, home caregiver
progress god, home caregiver, career progress: Dear MengJian, Thank you for clarifying the circumstances. Yangling was concerned about loaning money to someone she really cared about. I tried to cover all of the bases, because it is such a personal situation. I can tell from your letter you are a...

Christianity -- Christian Living: re: tattoos and piercings, leviticus 19 28, thanx alot
leviticus 19 28, thanx alot, ryan mcdonald: Does your mom cover her head (wear a hat, a veil, etc.) when she prays? According to I Corinthians 11, she better, and if she refuses, then her head should be shaved. According to Deuteronomy 21, when you disobeyed your parents as a child, they should...

Christianity -- Christian Living: reality tv bites, joe millionaire, amy thanks
joe millionaire, amy thanks, hi amy: Hi Amy, Thanks for the sentiments!:-) I enjoyed my time off. I m working on some new business projects right now, and it s occupying a lot of my time. I agree that there are too many reality date shows on TV today. And it does seem like something...

Christianity -- Christian Living: How do i rebuild my husbands trust in me after a computer affair, fairy tale marriage, endimetriosis
fairy tale marriage, endimetriosis, computer affair: Hello. Yes you have a bad past life but you should moved past this. What I am about to say is that my counsel to you will take time. However I am willing to show you step by step the way. It might be better to contact me directly . I am at pastor@iafm.org...

Christianity -- Christian Living: reconciliation, taming the tongue, 2 corinthians 5
taming the tongue, 2 corinthians 5, ministry of reconciliation: Dear Angeline, Knives are sharp but words can cut places no knife can reach. Let s prayerfully trust God with an answer from His Word through His Spirit. When anger gets in control of us there is no way that we can walk in the Spirit: I say then: Walk...

Christianity -- Christian Living: regrets too late?, food poisening, forgiveness of sins
food poisening, forgiveness of sins, repentence: Hi Angeline. You can t repent too late, but some people will decide to become a christian later . It s always best to give your sins to God as soon as possible. But also, remember that repentence is not just saying sorry, but also a change of mind. That...

Christianity -- Christian Living: regrets too late?, forgiveness of sins, presence of god
forgiveness of sins, presence of god, trusting god: HI Angeline, What a great question! I wish more people would ask questions like this. It is very important to realise that there are two separate issues at stake in Numbers 14. Firstly you ask will God ever do that now. If you repent too late will God not...

Christianity -- Christian Living: rejected by the church, office partition, trials and tribulations
office partition, trials and tribulations, dependancy: Good morning, Paul. I do hope our discussion will bear much fruit in your life. It s a very important discussion and one I am learning from too. Being yielded in the hand of God is not an easy place to be. It s a good place...but not easy. People can...

Christianity -- Christian Living: relationship, lifestyle 5, holy ghost
lifestyle 5, holy ghost, godly man: Hi Veronica, Wow. I don t know about this one girl..for real. I believe that the word you got from someone before church IS concerning this relationship. The Lord wouldn t tell you to guard your heart if there wasn t a chance of it becoming damaged. Don...

Christianity -- Christian Living: relationship with my brother, friend daphne, relationship with god
friend daphne, relationship with god, face trials: Angeline, That is a lot for me to help you with. Let me first off ask you to forgive your home group leader. That is important. If you do not feel that you are going anywhere spiritually, then perhaps you need to talk to your pastor. Let your friend get...

Christianity -- Christian Living: relationship with inlaws, bad person, grudges
bad person, grudges, father and mother: Hi Margaret, We apologize for the delay in following up on your question. In Mat. 18, Christ explained a principle of matters being determined by the testimony of 2 or 3 witnesses. The context there is for disfellowshipping those who refuse to acknowledge...

Christianity -- Christian Living: My relationship, religious fiction, fiction series
religious fiction, fiction series, business aspects: Hello, Thank you for writing. Your girlfriend needs to get delivered from RELIGION! I can t tell you how many Christians, the majority I would say, who just don t get it. Most of the people sitting in pews today are there for all the wrong reasons and not...

Christianity -- Christian Living: relationships, intimate acts, homosexual acts
intimate acts, homosexual acts, monogamous relationship: Mary, That is an excellent question. It is the act that God considers the sin. There are lots of guys that have close guy friend relationships, etc. It is just when we act on those desires outside of God s guidelines that He considers it a sin. But...

Christianity -- Christian Living: relationships, biblical covenants, shameful lusts
biblical covenants, shameful lusts, sexual impurity: Homosexuality is anathema to God... Rom 1:24-27 24 Therefore God gave them over in the sinful desires of their hearts to sexual impurity for the degrading of their bodies with one another. 25 They exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and...

Christianity -- Christian Living: relationships, intimate acts, marriage relationship
intimate acts, marriage relationship, homosexual acts: Hello Mary and thanks for the question, If two people are a couple and repent of the sexual part of it, then what about the rest of it? The bible says a man shall leave his parents and be joined with the woman and become as one. Many attribute this to...

Christianity -- Christian Living: relationships, college dormitories, intimate acts
college dormitories, intimate acts, same sex couples: Thank you for your question. The New Testament writers, like the Old Testament writers, failed to give any sign of God s approval for sexual relations between same sex couples. That failure coupled with the strong statements that God disapproves of such...

Christianity -- Christian Living: relationships, homosexuality and christianity, biblical integrity
homosexuality and christianity, biblical integrity, intimate acts: Hi Mary, Your question is a good one because it gets to the heart of the controversy over homosexuality and christianity. The fact is that there are two conflicting views that will never be reconciled , but most people are so caught up in the emotion of the...

Christianity -- Christian Living: relationships, relationship boundaries, i corinthians
relationship boundaries, i corinthians, cigarette smoke: Thank you for your question. The only time Christians are told to have nothing to do with someone is when Paul tells Christians not to have anything to do with someone who lives immorally and wants to be part of the Christian community. In I Corinthians...

Christianity -- Christian Living: relationships, intimate acts, homosexual acts
intimate acts, homosexual acts, monogamous relationship: It is wrong either way you look at it. It is not only the sexual act that is scripturally wrong, but, the relationship itself. Mark 10:7 says, For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and cleave to his wife. God created male and female. He...

Christianity -- Christian Living: religion, ingersoll robert, robert g ingersoll
ingersoll robert, robert g ingersoll, prometheus books: 750pm mon, 5-9-05 hi guys; Unusual question. No one could predict the timing of such a thing. Of course, a THINKING person would LIKE to see the demise of all religion. But WHEN is not knowable. The following 2 references were very helpful to me...

Christianity -- Christian Living: religion, ingersoll robert, robert g ingersoll
ingersoll robert, robert g ingersoll, faith religion: 8pm mon, 6-13-05 Hi, Greg; If your brain is intact & functioning, it s pretty clear that you ll REJECT & DISCARD ALL of the old nonsense of faith & religion. The following 2 references were very helpful to me as I wondered, then studied and thought,...

Christianity -- Christian Living: religion, committing adultery, moral accountability
committing adultery, moral accountability, unchanging god: Hi Anthony, You ask a very good question. Even scholars are all over the place on answering it. Perhaps that s because people are looking to justify themselves or their loved ones, or perhaps it s just because the overall teaching is confusing. While...

Christianity -- Christian Living: what religion is this?, long skirts, bible god
long skirts, bible god, group of women: Hello, Dogma. I am unsure if this group of women belongs to a particular congregration, or if this is just a coincidence. Remember, though, that belonging to a particular congregration has never gotten anyone saved. Only God can save. I hope that this...

Christianity -- Christian Living: remarriage, 1 corinthians 7, lord jesus
1 corinthians 7, lord jesus, word of god: Hi Denella... Paul wrote that the married will have difficulty following the Lord.... 1 Corinthians 7. Divorce was granted only for the sake of adultery.. Seems your husband, while still married to you, commited adultery with another woman. So if...

Christianity -- Christian Living: repeated, moses moses, names in the bible
moses moses, names in the bible, happiness sadness: Dear Terrel, I am sorry by I know nothing about repeated names in the Bible. Yours in Christ, Marco PS I would like to give a scientific discussion about the existence of God and some recent miracles. I think that faith cannot come only from logic,...

Christianity -- Christian Living: reply?, accountability group, worldly sense
accountability group, worldly sense, bread winners: Here is a copy of my reply Answer: Jesus says First come and take the plank of wood out of your eye, before you remove the speck out of my eye . So aptly said and applies to the majority of Christians today in any church. The biggest thing men struggle...

Christianity -- Christian Living: How to respond to those who don't want a relationship with you anymore, countless times, ill health
countless times, ill health, energy levels: Dear Grace Thank you for your question. In seeking the best way to reply to your question, God showed me the answer. He seemed to wait until I began to type - perhaps he asked me to step out in faith, even though I didn t know where I was going. The...

Christianity -- Christian Living: revalation, coraspondance, what is happening in the middle east
coraspondance, what is happening in the middle east, last judgment: I tend to agree with Cardinal Ratzinger on this. Namely we are on Number one (see list below): http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/08552a.htm Excerpt: SIGNS THAT ARE TO PRECEDE THE GENERAL JUDGMENT The Scriptures mention certain events which are to...

Christianity -- Christian Living: revelation, ch 10, word of god
ch 10, word of god, sacrifices: I m sorry...but there are two offices of a prophet, one hears directily from God Himself on a matter and speaks forth what thus saith the Lord, to the general public as a whole. The other office is my particular area, that of taking the written word of God...

Christianity -- Christian Living: You have no right to Judge us!, maitrey, catholic belief
maitrey, catholic belief, catholic priests: Greetings for the last time... If you carefully looked at my profile, you would of seen that although to questioneers, I may at times, offend (not meaning to), but it s the truth that offends ...NOT I. The truth of God s word is like a two-edged sword,...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Do I do the right thing?, horrible memories, internet women
horrible memories, internet women, nighmare: Hello, Debbie. In Matthew 18:21,22 the Bible states: Then came Peter to Him, and said, Lord, how oft shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? till seven times? Jesus saith unto him, I say not unto thee, Until seven times: but, Until seventy...

Christianity -- Christian Living: the risen Christ, flesh and blood, blood on the cross
flesh and blood, blood on the cross, kingdom of god: Hi Marcia, Good question. Heaven is not a physical place. It exists on a different level of reality. The nature of this realm lies beyond our present comprehension. We do however have some insights into this level of existence. I Cor 15:50: Now this...

Christianity -- Christian Living: roman catholic and being christhan, testimony god, testimony of god
testimony god, testimony of god, son of god: Dear Myles, Because of denominations and the pride that often accompanies them, people are quick to judge a person s Christianity by the church the attend. Being a Christian is not about Catholic or Protestant, but about being someone who has personally...

Christianity -- Christian Living: what is romantic love?, dear diana, fictional accounts
dear diana, fictional accounts, christ family: Dear Diana, Romantic love is based upon our imagination. We imagine What if love were like ... Novels, poems, magazines, movies, DVDs etc. are designed to activate our imagination about love between a man and a woman. If we aren t careful, we will...

Christianity -- Christian Living: roommates incorporated, money issue, best of friends
money issue, best of friends, roommates: Amy, It s not always true that being roommates can ruin an already established friendship. As long as the people involved respects each other s space and privacy, it usually works out fine. What ruins it most of the time is the money issue. When one roomie...

Christianity -- Christian Living: a rut, ingersoll robert, robert g ingersoll
ingersoll robert, robert g ingersoll, prometheus books: 7am mon, march 13 hi, zachar; NEAT! I think you are on the right track. I agree fully that religion is a waste, IF NOT WORSE. The following 2 references were very helpful to me as I wondered, then studied and thought, then outgrew the deeply flawed...

Christianity -- Christian Living: IT'S ME AGAIN YOU MAY..., faith one, trusting god
faith one, trusting god, ms right: Hi, This question was answered yesterday,,not sure why answer isn t registering. Anyway, Veronica, I hope that you are doing better today. Listen baby-girl, SOOO many Christians are waiting for Mr/Ms Right and it can be a hard, long & sometimes lonely wait...if...

Christianity -- Christian Living: IT'S ME AGAINI JUST WANTED..., trusting god, wonderful day
trusting god, wonderful day, rest of my life: Hi Veronica & Good Morning, It s hard to forget the desires that are in your heart..especially when they have been there for a while. Maybe let s not forget the desires...maybe simply put them on the back-burner while we wait for the Lord to work things out....

Christianity -- Christian Living: IT'S ME AGAIN YOU MAY..., faith one, trust god
faith one, trust god, times and seasons: Hi Veronica, No, you are not bothering me..that is what I am here for. You have got to remember that God loves you VERY much..because He loves you God will bring the things & people into your life that He knows is best for you to have..when it s best for...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Sabbath Day, saturday evening service, principalities and powers
saturday evening service, principalities and powers, sabbath days: Hi David, Thank you for this great question. This happens to be a subject with which I am very familiar, so I hope not to bore you with to many details. I will try to break this down into several simple points. 1. The Sabbath Day as a requirement...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Sabbath Day, saturday evening service, new testament times
saturday evening service, new testament times, church in the new testament: Hi David, I am sorry that I did not answer sooner but it was because I did not receive your question for some reason. The Allexperts people notified me that I had a question waiting that I had not answered. The problem concerning the proper day for the...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Sabbath Day, saturday evening service, jewish sabbath
saturday evening service, jewish sabbath, sabbath day: David, I am grateful for your question cincerning the Jewish Sabbath . There were several Sabbaths mentioned in Scripture. The one to which you are referring is the weekly Sabbath. It was set aside by God as a day of rest. The Sabbath was made for man,...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Sad, sad, sad., animal advocate, religious faith
animal advocate, religious faith, horror stories: Lisa, I too am a HUGE animal advocate and it breaks my heart to see and hear what I hear. I basically do what I can, pray for the animals and try not to hear all the horror stories that are out there because they are out of my control. I like to think that...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Sad, sad, sad., fear god, genesis 1
fear god, genesis 1, relationship with god: The Bible is clear that the last days which we are now living in would get worse and worse (Matthew 24 and II Timothy 3). The ONLY answer is to have an intimate relationship with God, the Father. I John 4:18 says that perfect love casts out all fear. God told...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Salvation., christian agape love, hymns and spiritual songs
christian agape love, hymns and spiritual songs, repentance and faith: Question:Is Ephesians 5 : 19 Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord; proof or at least evidence of salvation? Answer: Take a close look at the Scripture below: Matt 7:14 14...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Salvation, baptist belief, moment god
baptist belief, moment god, utter nonsense: Greetings, in the name of Jesus... Good for you, and praise God you don t believe this lie from hell. I was raised a baptist...and even today, I m confounded by how they can possible believe such utter nonsense. The only explanation I have is that they...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Salvation, righteousness of god, filthy rags
righteousness of god, filthy rags, jesus on the cross: Your question is one that has caused much turmoil in recent years among those that name the name of Christ. There are certainly many Scriptures that deal with salvation . Apparently you are speaking concerning receiving Eternal Life from God, as you mentioned...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Satan, intellectual curiosity, biblical perspective
intellectual curiosity, biblical perspective, redic: Dear no name, Clearly, you have some mistaken assumptions about God and human beings as the Bible presents them. From the biblical perspective, God created all things to function in a way that reflects his character and purposes. To emulate God s character...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Being Saved, learning about god, short skirts
learning about god, short skirts, personal testimony: Hello, Jacqueline. What I can tell you is that when God does save someone, they become a new creature in Christ (II Corinthians 5:17). In his or her soul existence, they will find that they have delight in the Word of God, and that they want to do God...

Christianity -- Christian Living: SCARED, new creature, duty of care
new creature, duty of care, working with children: Hi ANON! In my church simply having a felony in ones history would not be enough to exclude them from any ministry. In fact I have a criminal record myself from before I became a Christian. However, there is more to our decision making than our belief that...

Christianity -- Christian Living: SCARED, safety issue, stupid thing
safety issue, stupid thing, criminal record: Dear Scared-- First off, I would like to tell you that I think it s a wonderful thing that you want to volunteer with your youth. If your church is anything like mine, the youth ministry can always use help! Secondly, let me tell you that I am not a...

Christianity -- Christian Living: SCARED, criminal background checks, criminal background check
criminal background checks, criminal background check, joy in my heart: Hello Sister, Not knowing anything about this OLD felony I cannot say how your church will handle this BUT I do know what God s word says about a person s past...it is COVERED BY THE AWESOME BLOOD OF JESUS. Your husband s past is buried & gone...anyone who...

Christianity -- Christian Living: SCARED, ingersoll robert, robert g ingersoll
ingersoll robert, robert g ingersoll, prometheus books: 5pm sun july 23, 2006 hi; that s a good question. This dilemma is one of countless problems introduced by the practice of clinging to the old outdated bible, and the churches & people that follow it. The following 2 references were very helpful to me...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Science of Minds, christian belief, spiritual experiences
christian belief, spiritual experiences, genuine experience: Dear Kimberley, Thanks for your very interesting question. :-) First, let me say I m sorry to hear about your grandmother s passing. It s always hard on a family, particularly when one has a close-knit family. I do hope that God will fill your sense...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Scripture, parents and grandparents, widows
parents and grandparents, widows, precept: Hi Mo..... All scripture has to be taken in context, with the rest of scriptures on a thought presented. To understand a verse, one has to take the whole chapter into consideration. The precept can usually be found by reading the other verses, such as.......

Christianity -- Christian Living: Scripture, parents and grandparents, 1 timothy 5
parents and grandparents, 1 timothy 5, grandchildren: Hi Mo, Thanks for contacting me. 1 Timothy 5 is a Biblical summary of how we should treat people in the Church...and how to treat people period. Specifically, 1 Timothy 5:4 deals with those who are widowed and who is to care for them before the Church is...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Scripture, parents and grandparents, family of god
parents and grandparents, family of god, church organization: Dear Mo, This scripture is talking about providing for and honoring the members of your own family. A person who does not do this , bible says, is not worthy to serve in the church. For the family of God is like the family of mankind. It needs certain things....

Christianity -- Christian Living: An SDA belief at the end of the millenium, scripture passages, great controversy
scripture passages, great controversy, mellenium: Anthony, The passage you are referring to is from a book called The Great Controversy, written by Ellen G. White. It appears on pp. 654-656. You can see the passage by clicking on the link below (scroll down just a bit until you see the number 654)....

Christianity -- Christian Living: SDA /Revelation, prophecies of daniel, daniel and revelation
prophecies of daniel, daniel and revelation, prophet john: John, Seventh-day Adventists have a total of 27 beliefs which they consider fundamental. You can read these at http://www.adventist.org/beliefs/ I m not sure exactly what you mean by the the last world empire spoken about in Daniel and Revelation....

Christianity -- Christian Living: SDA, hebrew scriptures, catholic authority
hebrew scriptures, catholic authority, sacrificial system: Matthew, Are the Ten Commandments still binding today is a good question. Binding on whom? And to what effect? Upon those who claim Judaism as their faith, of course the Ten Commandments are still binding, along with the 750 or so other commandments...

Christianity -- Christian Living: "the Secret", pastor kim, positive attitude
pastor kim, positive attitude, new age: Hi Aleisha, I think we can always learn lessons from various sources. However, with the book in question, I would recommend forsaking this book in favor of THE BOOK, THE BIBLE. All of God s answers are in there... There are too many new age principles...

Christianity -- Christian Living: The Secret, religions and philosophies, overcoming obstacles
religions and philosophies, overcoming obstacles, health relationships: Hi Roselee, Thanks for the information. From what the publisher claims, I would say that some of it is true but some of it is a lot of it is not. That s the way it is with most of the stuff written about what the Bible supposedly says. Some of it is usaully...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Secular Music, filthy rags, sacrificial offerings
filthy rags, sacrificial offerings, testament writings: Hi Aby. As you may or may not know, the scriptures and the precepts of the Lord that pertain to the deeds of the flesh, meaning, of that source, rather than from His Spirit, profits nothing. In the old testament writings, the sacrificial offerings were...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Secular Music, traditional hymns, worship program
traditional hymns, worship program, secular songs: Hi Aby, Sorry for my delay in replying. My recent questions were not delivered to my in-box. Most of the traditional hymns came from secular songs. Amazing Grace was a beer hall tune adopted by an ex-slave trader for instance. I think the important...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Secular Music, spiritual connotations, secular songs
spiritual connotations, secular songs, worship program: Aby, music itself is a neutral medium of expression and some secular songs do not have any spiritual connotations behind them. However, we have to be careful because some secular songs DO HAVE SPIRITUAL INFLUENCES BEHIND THEM. One good example would be the...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Secular Music, monkees song, worship nature
monkees song, worship nature, flintsones: Dear Aby Thanks for your question. There are two things to consider here. The first is a legal question and the second is a spiritual question. 1. Legal. I am not a musician and so I do not know about copyright issues of playing music with changed...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Secular Music, hymns and praise songs, traditional hymns
hymns and praise songs, traditional hymns, spirit of man: Aby, Many of our traditional hymns and praise songs have music that was at one time secular music. Martin Luther is said to have composed many hymns, borrowing some of the melodies from tavern music. When is this appropriate or inappropriate? I think...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Secular Music, chargeable offense, wayne tucker
chargeable offense, wayne tucker, austrian folk: Aby, This is a dark gray area of Church music. When the tune is no longer under copyright, when it is clearly in the public domain, then we are free to put in any words we like. But when the tune is still under copright protection, we must first write...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Secular Music, act of rebellion, attributes of god
act of rebellion, attributes of god, god jesus: Hello Aby, The fact is that virtually everybody has a mistaken idea about what worship is in the first place. The term worship simply means to surrender your life, that is, your actions and the motives for your actions, to the will of someone else, preferably...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Serving others more than yourself?, good grief, being a christian
good grief, being a christian, realy: Oh would you give me a break here? Good grief, man. I can t remember the last time I heard such bologna. You ve been serving God, in the area of serving others in the last 6 months, to the point that you have no life and have no joy and don t want to be...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Seventh Day Adventist Church, adventist churches, sda church
adventist churches, sda church, church of god: Hi, Reese, Thanks for your question! While it s true that you would probably be encouraged to choose one church and stick with it, it s NOT true that anyone can prevent you from visiting or even attending other churches. Members of most churches are...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Sex before marriage?, sex before marriage, christian marriage
sex before marriage, christian marriage, boyfreind: Thank you for your question. It s an important one today. Paul wrote that if a couple marries, then their pre-marital sexual relations would not be sin. That s a big if especially when we consider that Christian marriage is marriage for life. Christian...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Sex before marriage?, sex before marriage, christian book store
sex before marriage, christian book store, boyfreind: Theresa, I m sorry I can t agree with you. Sex outside of marriage is wrong. You become one with a person when you share that part of you. Either oral or otherwise, it is still sex and if you want seek God s will for your life I think you need to research...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Sex and spirituality, new age religion, new age beliefs
new age religion, new age beliefs, psychic visions: Ramona, First let me say how much I admire you for sticking with your beliefs. Sometimes it s not an easy thing to do when faced with opposition. You have brought him away from his new age religion in just a short time and towards Christ. He now believes...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Sex or violence, public decency, war gang
public decency, war gang, joe camel: Dear Ed, You wrote: Yet I know people who are Christians and sexually pure yet are terrible people who have immense hate in their hearts and little empathy for others. When you watch some of the television preachers on TV they seem to have more hate than...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Sexual Same-Sex Fantasies, sex fantasies, one of my best friends
sex fantasies, one of my best friends, daniel daniel: Daniel, I will answer your questions as you asked them. 1. I do not know any guys that have done that sort of thing. To say you are the only one would probably not be true. 2. Yes, I think that this is absolutely true. 3. One way that I think would...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Sexual Same-Sex Fantasies, sex fantasies, one of my best friends
sex fantasies, one of my best friends, second opinion: Hi Fantasizing about something will more often than not lead to doing the thing itself. I guess the answer to your question would be that God wants us to think about good things, and the thought you describe is not good. I will answer your other questions...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Short Question...I'm Confused!, man in christ, changed man
man in christ, changed man, homeless shelter: Hi again From what you say, your boyfriend does have psychological issues. Basically, he has 2 choices. If he really has accepted christ then he can allow God to REALLY change him, or he can get help from a doctor. I don t know the verse you refer to...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Signs and Symbols of the Sacrament of Penance, sacrament of penance, roman catholic doctrine
sacrament of penance, roman catholic doctrine, false doctrines: Hi Nick, thanks for asking. You ll find information at: http://www.vatican.va/archive/catechism/p2s2c2a4.htm However, you need to know that you not find anything in the Bible about this topic. The writers of the New Testament said that nothing was to be...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Sin, isaiah 40, attending church
isaiah 40, attending church, do the right thing: Hi Gene: Don t Forget To Give Me A Rating Have you ever heard the saying? :If you don t use it, you lose it. It s true. All that you learn when you was attending church will be a waste if you don t use what you got. Church is like school, you go...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Sinless Life? cont., purposly, adam eve
purposly, adam eve, sinless life: Hi Kevin, This is a little lengthy but under the circumstances I think it is warrented. Here are thirteen reasons that the doctrine of Original Sin is a false doctrine. 1. It makes sin a misfortune and a calamity rather than a crime. In fact, if the doctrine...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Sinless life?, apostle james, sinless life
apostle james, sinless life, figure of speech: Hi again Kevin, I am fully aware of the passages you ve listed. However, be careful to notice that none of them states the reason that no one is righteous. Also, be aware of the fact that all of these statements are in reference to people that are capable...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Sinners, united methodist church, wayne tucker
united methodist church, wayne tucker, arminian: Eva, You are right in thinking that we can still sin after accepting salvation. I run into this woman s attitude from time to time. It is a confusion of the persistence of baptism with a doctrine of once saved, always saved. The United Methodist...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Sixth/eighth day creation of man, serpent seed, arnold murray
serpent seed, arnold murray, gap theory: Donald, I appreciate you taking the time to investigate the teachings of others. I hope you will also examine the Scriptures to see whether what I write is Biblical. The Genesis account of creation is written, as most English scholars know, in a paragraph...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Slick Willie Bible Sales, niv study bible, bible sales
niv study bible, bible sales, twoedged sword: Hi, Thanks for this great question. Do not argue with him about the version. The King James is much better for him anyway! Alow God s Word to work, not cleverly worded arguments. It is God s word that will reach him... quote it and read it to heim as...

Christianity -- Christian Living: My Son's Christening, ingersoll robert, robert g ingersoll
ingersoll robert, robert g ingersoll, prometheus books: 10pm sat aug5,2007 (cst) hi, jenny; sorry, your question seems to imply that you BELIEVE that the church has some relevance and/or validity!? this is not the case. so, I m afraid that you d not heed my valuable comments about outgrowing all religion....

Christianity -- Christian Living: Soul and Spirit, ingersoll robert, robert g ingersoll
ingersoll robert, robert g ingersoll, prometheus books: 6pm thurs 8-18 Hi Teodros; interesting question(s). 1 simple: all religions were concocted by either a.ignorant people to fill gaps in their understanding; or b. greedy, selfish persons in power, to further control & manipulate those within their...

Christianity -- Christian Living: The Soul, happiness sadness, valence electrons
happiness sadness, valence electrons, existence of god: Dear David, 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: SPECIES, organisms, reflection
organisms, reflection, perception: Hi Miguel, The perfection is in the Idea, or reflection of God, the all powerful- We see an imperfect image- looking thru a glass darkly, as the Bible says. God s creation is mental, never changing - God changeth not (again from the Bible) so His images...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Spirit of Christ, death of the apostles, 1 corinthians 13
death of the apostles, 1 corinthians 13, snake handling: (ROMANS 8) Rom. 8:14, 16, 17: “All who are led by God s spirit, these are God s sons. The spirit itself bears witness with our spirit that we are God s children. If, then, we are children, we are also heirs: heirs indeed of God, but joint heirs with Christ,...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Spirits, savior jesus christ, free pdf files
savior jesus christ, free pdf files, strange occurrences: Tina, I noticed that the copy that I sent is corrupted for some unknown reason. Nevertheless, you can see the original version of these three letters by searching their dates ... 7/5/06 , 3/13/05 , and 2/8/06 ... just goto www.TrumpetCallOfGod.com and...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Spiritual calling, greatest commandment, son of god
greatest commandment, son of god, ephesians 4: Dear Jacqueline Thank you for your question. I don t know how old you are now, but it sounds like you ve felt God prompting you in a certain direction for several years now. There are a couple of things I would advise in this situation. Sometimes...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Spiritual help!, biblical viewpoint, sinners prayer
biblical viewpoint, sinners prayer, puddle of mud: Dear Jacqueline, You have suffered a lot for such a young person. Although your heart aches, I think you really know Jesus does love you; it s just very difficult to understand why people would treat you so badly. I want to assure you that there is real...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Spiritualism, deceased relatives, living in hell
deceased relatives, living in hell, way to heaven: Hi Karen, I m happy to try to help. First, it is lovely that you care so much about your niece and her spiritual condition. Everyone should love and pray for their relatives this way. Salvation and eternity hang in the balance with every person, so we...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Spirituality, planters warts, father of heaven
planters warts, father of heaven, center of my life: Dear Jacqueline Wow... I can certainly feel your energy and enthusiasm in this question! If you are interested in studying more about spiritual gifts, then there are two key passages I would recommend. One is Romans 12 and the other is 1 Corinthians...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Spouse's religion, cold shoulders, religious affiliation
cold shoulders, religious affiliation, bible class: Jennifer, It does sound as if you have found 3 very judgmental churches. I can t believe they put you in a class that is not appropriate for you. I have attended church alone all my married life and never experienced that kind of treatment. I don t know...

Christianity -- Christian Living: STIGMATA, horror movies, stigmata
horror movies, stigmata, hands and feet: Hi Silvia My understanding is that stigmata is the wounds that jesus suffered on the cross, i.e in his hands and feet where the nails went. As far as I am concerned, stigmata happening to other people is pure fiction and the subject of horror movies...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Staying on the right path and becoming that sell-out to the Lord Jesus Crist., many blessings, great mystery
many blessings, great mystery, lord jesus: Hi Lois: Congratulations on getting saved. You re on the right path but be aware that Satan will be focused on your weakness and try to trip you up every chance he gets. As far as cursing and looking at things you have no business looking at as a Christian....

Christianity -- Christian Living: Stubborn husband, stubborn husband, convoy
stubborn husband, convoy, sherry: Sherry, how is it going with your husband? Just checking and wanted to let you know I m praying for you. Kath...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Stuff, hebrews 11 1, faith hebrews
hebrews 11 1, faith hebrews, father son and holy spirit: Hey Jeff, That s a good question. Let s look at what the Bible says on the subject… Firstly, what is faith ? Hebrews 11:1 (The Message) 1 The fundamental fact of existence is that this trust in God, this faith, is the firm foundation under everything...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Sunday work, cash shortfall, moral dilemma
cash shortfall, moral dilemma, matter of survival: Charlie, I think that this is a great question. God clearly states, keep the Sabbath and make it holy. I have heard that it isn t imperative that it be a Sunday. It does not say, keep the Sunday and make it holy. Can your Sabbath be different from mine?...

Christianity -- Christian Living: sad, relationship with god, cell group
relationship with god, cell group, quiet person: Thank you for posting the information on cell groups , and for the follow-up questions. You sound much like myself when I was new in the faith. I also was very reserved in my approach. I also had trouble advancing in the Lord s kingdom s work. The problem,...

Christianity -- Christian Living: sad, spending time with god, cell group
spending time with god, cell group, spiritual condition: Hi Angeline, What I want you to do first is to stop comparing yourself to anyone else on the face of this earth. God has created you for a very specific purpose, and it s up to you to find out what that is. But, let me back up a little... You stated...

Christianity -- Christian Living: sad, spending time with god, cell group
spending time with god, cell group, spiritual condition: First of all, it s very normal for every Christian to go through dry spells, where they can t feel God. There is a reason for. It s to prove that you will follow God s word and be faithful to Him even when you don t feel Him close by. Why? Because He said...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Very sad girl here., intensive summer study, religious faith
intensive summer study, religious faith, sad girl: Dear Lisa, You sound like a very sweet young lady who has a huge, huge heart! I m glad you decided to send me a question...especially one related to Revelation (which I just finished an intensive summer study course on yesterday! Isn t that a coincidence?)...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Very sad girl here., religious faith, clinical depression
religious faith, clinical depression, sad girl: Hi Lisa, I am not sure that I am going to tell you anything that you are looking to hear. It sounds like your situation needs treatment for clinical depression rather than arm-chair theology. I am not trying to be hurtful by saying that. I honestly feel for...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Very sad., isle of patmos, john on the isle of patmos
isle of patmos, john on the isle of patmos, sensitive woman: Hi Lisa, I can tell that you are a sensitive woman. You are very aware of what is going on in the world. I admire that. I think it is people like you who will make the changes necessary to make things better. Lisa, Revelations was written by John...

Christianity -- Christian Living: sadness, gbronline com, ingersoll robert
gbronline com, ingersoll robert, robert g ingersoll: 730 pm fri, june 4 hi, bill; thanks for your interesting query. I m sorry you are feeling poorly. It s good that you are questioning the concept of god. All of that christian scheme is more than questionable: it s totally false nonsense. Many former...

Christianity -- Christian Living: salvation for non christians., jesus is the way, knowing jesus
jesus is the way, knowing jesus, testament writers: Luke 12: 46-48 tells us that those who knew their master s will but did not do it will be beaten with many stripes. (KJV.) Read the whole chapter and you will discover that God is just and that the crime will fit the punishment. Jesus compared Hell to fire...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Am I saved?, anger depression, christian counselors
anger depression, christian counselors, secretarial job: Dear Molly, Just because your circumstances are difficult, don t interpret it as being unsaved. Let s prayerfully look to God for an answer through His Word by His Spirit. You are saved by God s grace through faith (Ephesians 2:8-9) if you have placed...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Am I saved?, places in the bible, eternal damnation
places in the bible, eternal damnation, death of jesus christ: Hello, Jeannie. While it is true that if you are not one of God s elect, then you have no chance for salvation, the good news is that nobody who is currently unsaved knows whether or not they are one of God s elect. Therefore, I urge you to read the...

Christianity -- Christian Living: science and religion.., big bang theory, religious scientist
big bang theory, religious scientist, authors of the bible: Dear Andrea, first of all I do not believe that the world was created 2000 years ago. In fact, I am catholic and the Catholic Church rejects any literal interpretation of the Genesis. I think that in the beginning God created the laws of physics which...

Christianity -- Christian Living: scripture questions, word mankind, would like more information
word mankind, would like more information, hebrews 13: Hi and thanks for the question, Here is another verse for you Romans 3.31 Do we then make void the law through faith? God forbid: yea, we establish the law. and one more Hebrews 13.8 Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever. God...

Christianity -- Christian Living: In search of th truth, homosexuality in the church, lord jesus christ
homosexuality in the church, lord jesus christ, truth god: Because this question has a lot of information that needs to be sifted through, please bear with me as I take some time to sift through it and seek God s direction on how to answer. I ll post a follow-up response as soon as possible. With Love In Christ,...

Christianity -- Christian Living: separation?, christian upbringing, continual attempts
christian upbringing, continual attempts, times of trouble: First of all let me say that I empathize with what you are feeling. I am sure there are times your husband may feel similar to you. Relationships go through periods of emptiness (whether Christian or not) and when one or both do not make continual attempts...

Christianity -- Christian Living: sex?, spiritual bond, anonymous sex
spiritual bond, anonymous sex, married couple: SEX outside of marriage is SIN...plain and simple. In other words, only a married couple can have sex together. Sex is what bonds two people together spiritually. The reason you see so many divorces today...is because so many people have sex outside...

Christianity -- Christian Living: sexual relations, mutual consent, sexual relations
mutual consent, sexual relations, mutual respect: The answer is an emphatic, No. Sex within marriage is still by mutual consent. What you do together must not harm either of you and it must be by mutual consent. Anal sex is harmful physically and if you do not want to engage in it, you work toward the destruction...

Christianity -- Christian Living: sexual relationship, pre marital sex, clear blue sky
pre marital sex, clear blue sky, relationship question: Hi again Kelly Your situation is interesting because in some ways you are actually working backwards from the usual dilemma people face. If a young Christian couple asked me if moving in together and sleeping in the same bed, without having sex, was okay,...

Christianity -- Christian Living: sexual sin-vs-marriage, sex department, twyla
sex department, twyla, man and woman: Dear Laquesha, The verse you are looking for is this one. My answer to your concern? Get married. Why torture yourself? I Corinthians 7:9 But if they cannot control themselves, they should marry, for it is better to marry than to burn with passion....

Christianity -- Christian Living: sexuality, unfailing kindness, hebrew dictionary
unfailing kindness, hebrew dictionary, translators inc: 1 Sam 20:16-17 16 So Jonathan made a covenant with the house of David, saying, Let the LORD even require it at the hand of David s enemies. 17 And Jonathan caused David to swear again, because he loved him: for he loved him as he loved his own soul....

Christianity -- Christian Living: sexuality, committing adultery, first year of marriage
committing adultery, first year of marriage, obstain: I am not at all disgusted with you. Not by any means am I offended and any Christian that says he or she is, is a hypocrite. I am going to send you scripture as I said I would, but I do strongly, I mean strongly suggest that to save your marriage you see...

Christianity -- Christian Living: sexuality, godly relationship, david and jonathan
godly relationship, david and jonathan, brokeback mountain: M. Britt, There is no indication in Scripture that either David or Jonathan were homosexuals or bi-sexual. Scripture indicates a healthy relationship between two men that was expressed in loving terms in Scripture. There is no indication that these men...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Can you shine some light on this?, valentine s day, true jesus
valentine s day, true jesus, happy valentine: Jacqueline, There is nothing wrong with a woman teaching children about God. The Bible only speaks that women should not teach men or exert authority over them (1 Timothy 2:2). Sharing the gospel with a man is not the same as preaching or teaching. ...

Christianity -- Christian Living: A simple question....., bible teachings, evil deeds
bible teachings, evil deeds, church teachings: 1. JESUS WILL BEAR FOR OUR EVIL DEEDS IN HELL FOR SOME DAYS 2. HUMANS BEING TESTED ON EARTH 3. OUR SINS WILL BE FORGIVEN Sorry; but none of these are Bible teachings, these are church teachings; there is no such place as Hell, the earth is not a testing...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Is this a sin?, christian college students, biblical hope
christian college students, biblical hope, physical pleasure: Hi Strong Thanks for your encouragement and question. Many people have asked me this question - I think it is a real issue for many Christians. In my opinion, God is not as interested in the things we do (e.g. going to church in the morning instead...

Christianity -- Christian Living: sin, guilt, and fear, god bible, s trap
god bible, s trap, dear sister: Hello Dear Sister, I am glad that you wrote back to me..I was wondering if you were alright. All of the questions that you are asking MANY Christians ask quite often..some everyday. When you take the time to really study the Word of God (Bible) you start...

Christianity -- Christian Living: sin, god
god: Hi there sarah, to answer your question in the most simple way possible, sin can be described as anything that we do that is disobediant to God. i.e murder would be a sin because God tells us not to do this. hope this helps, if you need a more detailed...

Christianity -- Christian Living: single parent or not, christian lifestyle, false hopes
christian lifestyle, false hopes, godly man: Hi Stephanie, Thanks for contacting me. Let me ask you a question? Are you a Christian? Did you answer yes ? Here s my next question, if you are a Christian...why are you talking about living with some man...some man that you have had a relationship with...

Christianity -- Christian Living: sixty contending sects, roman catholicism, sects
roman catholicism, sects, sect: Hello, A. A sect is basically a group of people who form a unit within a larger group. For example, in the United States (larger group) there are groups of people who form smaller units of Roman Catholicism sects. These are just smaller groups of people...

Christianity -- Christian Living: son, long time friend, deliverance ministry
long time friend, deliverance ministry, linda blair: Greetings, in the wonderful mighty name of Jesus, the Christ.. I m happy that you chose me for this question, as most people and some believers, will not accept what I have to say concerning this topic. The reason is because they simply have not been taught...

Christianity -- Christian Living: my son and his girlfriend, spiritual atmosphere, faith in god
spiritual atmosphere, faith in god, strong faith: Hello Hurting Mama, Wow! I can really hear your heart..I know that this situation has been rough for you...and your family. I want to ask you a few more questions (if I may) before replying to you. 1.) How is the spiritual atmosphere at home? 2.) How...

Christianity -- Christian Living: son's relationship with his girlfriend, mom lives, disfunctional family
mom lives, disfunctional family, youngest son: Hi Kathy, I did reply to the first batch of answered questions that you sent to me...quite a lengthy reply..did you receieve that one? I can see it when I log in. If you then sent me a second batch of questions then, no, I did not receive them...if you weren...

Christianity -- Christian Living: My son wants to date a bisexual girl, honour god, flesh and blood
honour god, flesh and blood, lengthy letter: Hi Holly, I’m glad that you’re looking for help on this one. These kinds of things can get amazingly complicated and unless the Word of God is used as a foundation on which decisions are made, a lot of people can get hurt. I believe that this won’t be the...

Christianity -- Christian Living: The songs that we listen to, rap and hip hop, pastor don
rap and hip hop, pastor don, christian woman: Hi Jess, I have heard it said that music is the window to one s soul. With that in mind let us consider a command of scripture: Philippians 4:8 8 Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just,...

Christianity -- Christian Living: speaking in tongues, gift of tongues, speaking in tongues
gift of tongues, speaking in tongues, prayer language: There is no Scripture that indicates that tongues comes into play when we don t know what to pray and the Holy Spirit intercedes on our behalf. The passage that I think you refer to is found in Romans 8:26-27, Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities:...

Christianity -- Christian Living: speaking in tongues, 1 corinthians 13, gift of tongues
1 corinthians 13, gift of tongues, speaking in tongues: That is my whole point in saying that the teaching of tongues, now days, is false. The Bible clearly states that tongues was a language, not some mumbo jumbo stuff that you hear of now. The gift of tongues was an actual gift. I say was because of 1 Corinthians...

Christianity -- Christian Living: speechless, zach and cody, disney channel
zach and cody, disney channel, family atmosphere: Thank you for your question. It really lies outside my expertise, but I will do my best to answer it. You have assumed that this young lady does not notice you. That may be so, but it is also possible that she notices you and wonders why you don t notice...

Christianity -- Christian Living: My spirit, spirit soul, fuller
spirit soul, fuller, sleep: Deni, I don t know. Sorry, but this is beyond my expertise. Don t hesitate to ask another question, or just return to tell me what you discovered once you have found the answer. Devote yourself to the things of God diligently, and never satisfy...

Christianity -- Christian Living: spiritual attack?, xmas eve, thoughtful husband
xmas eve, thoughtful husband, scripture verses: Nikki, Let me say congratulations on your recent baptism and your decision to walk with the Lord. This, although right now it is hard, will be a decision you will never regret! There are many scripture verses I would like to share with you but right now...

Christianity -- Christian Living: spiritual exercises, spiritual exercises, dear james
spiritual exercises, dear james, holy spirit: Dear James Thank you for your questions. My recommendation to your first question is that you have to get to know God s word intimately. Take time every day to try to understand the scriptures. When you are reading, ask the Holy Spirit to fill you up...

Christianity -- Christian Living: spiritual gifts, god jesus, life truth
god jesus, life truth, truth and beauty: Hi Aimee, I love this question and I m deeply grateful for the opportunity to say what I know about it. I am going to do something a bit different. I am going to just come straight out and explain what I believe our relationship is to our Father and...

Christianity -- Christian Living: spiritual head, morning noon night, prayer life
morning noon night, prayer life, gods kingdom: Hi Earl, First, in Gods kingdom there are no levels. If there were, remember who Jesus picked to be his disciples?. Tax collectors, fisherman, etc. People of low esteem and worth in that day. If your reading your bible daily, you know that Jesus ministry...

Christianity -- Christian Living: The stable Christian life, coming back to god, relationship with god
coming back to god, relationship with god, doing my own thing: Hi Barbara Thanks for your question. Salvation is something that is very personal between you and God. Your mother meant well, but she couldn t make you get saved. To be saved you need to invite Jesus into your life and choose to follow Him. If you...

Christianity -- Christian Living: stagnation in faith, faith class, spiritual ears
faith class, spiritual ears, missionary school: Julia, You have a good question. We know that it is written that My (the Lord s) sheep, hear My voice. That is an absolute. Every sheep, hears the voice of the Shepherd. There isn t any exception. We all want to hear the Voice. I know alot...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Where can I start again?, hebrews 13, feeling something
hebrews 13, feeling something, missing something: Hi Jessica, I think everybody has had a point in their life where they’ve moved away from God. Even though I grew up in a Christian home, I also moved away from God when I was in high school. I did my own things and lived like the God I claimed to serve...

Christianity -- Christian Living: I am starting to believe I just believe in God because I was brainwashed!, scare tatics, cult practice
scare tatics, cult practice, trying to rule my life: Hi Anthony, I can see how you would come to that conclusion. Many churches today, not understanding what is going on in the Bible, tend to intimidate you into what they feel you should do in order to fulfill what they think are certain requirements for...

Christianity -- Christian Living: starting a christian life, christain life, answering your questions
christain life, answering your questions, strong faith: Hi, Akalu, I dont know where u come from, so I am answering your questions in general terms as I dont know the culture u have been brought up in. Ok, the first thing u do (to answer ur question)is to: Mat 6:33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God,...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Can we steal your idea!, tom deane, jim elliott
tom deane, jim elliott, christians: Hello, Tom. I feel wonderful about it, assuming you base all of your answers on the Bible, and only the Bible. However, I am not the creator of this website. I am simply a volunteer. On the allexperts home page, there is a link called Feedback....

Christianity -- Christian Living: suffering, alcoholic parents, romans 8
alcoholic parents, romans 8, best of luck: Ken, I would suggest that you speak with your clergy to discuss this more fully. I do not know your past and I cannot have a dialogue with you on this forum. I would strongly suggest making an appointment with your clergy to have a dialogue. It would be...

Christianity -- Christian Living: suicide, social security disability, major depression
social security disability, major depression, trust god: Hi Sandra, I’m just going to start by telling you who you are. Then I am going to give you some important information. Then I will discuss what you difficulty is. Sandra, there is only God. There is nothing else. Everything you see is God in expression....

Christianity -- Christian Living: suicide, social security disability, major depression
social security disability, major depression, trust god: Hi Sandra, you said-- IT SEEMS EVERY TIME I TRUST GOD, HE LETS ME DOWN. God’s Word urges us: “Trust in God with all your heart and do not lean upon your own understanding. In all your ways take notice of him, and he himself WILL make your paths straight.”...

Christianity -- Christian Living: suicide, social security disability, major depression
social security disability, major depression, trust god: Greetings, in the wonderful name of Jesus... First of all, allow me to say this... you said this 1 john 5:15 he says if we ask anything according to his will he hears us and if we know he hears us then we know we have the petition we ask of him. ...

Christianity -- Christian Living: suicide and the bible., social security disability, suicide and the bible
social security disability, suicide and the bible, major depression: Hi Sandra, I am very sorry for my late response. I have been very ill lately and have not been able to come to my computer. I have spent many years counselling those suffering with mental illnesses. It sounds as if your chemical depression has magnified...

Christianity -- Christian Living: suicide, ingersoll robert, robert g ingersoll
ingersoll robert, robert g ingersoll, prometheus books: 9am sat march 5, 2005 hi george; your question appears to contain a false assumption; therefore is not directly answerable. first the falsehood would need to be handled; this would likely be more involved than I can do in detail here. briefly: heaven...

Christianity -- Christian Living: susicide, eternal destiny, disciplinary rule
eternal destiny, disciplinary rule, disciplinary measure: I found this answer by a very good priest on ewtn.com. Basically the soul is judged by God alone since we cannot truly know the inner thoughts or last moments of the person who committed suicide: http://ewtn.com/vexperts/showresult.asp?RecNum=384555&Forums=0&Experts=0&Days=365&Author=&Keyword=suicide&pgnu=1&groupnum=0...

Christianity -- Christian Living: why the switch?, savior jesus christ, bible churches
savior jesus christ, bible churches, hipocrisy: You are right that our Lord did not mean for division in the Church. He founded only ONE Church Upon this rock I will build My Church ...and St. Peter had a lot of weight on his shoulders. Unfortunately if you read the Scriptures you see division started...

Christianity -- Christian Living: I have a syndrome/ and Does God love me?, gastro intestinal problems, low muscle tone
gastro intestinal problems, low muscle tone, immune system problems: Hi, Jacqueline You really do have some challenges there. It sounds like you are discouraged. I know how it feels. Just this morning I went to physical therapy and told my therapist if he could just cut my head off at the neck I would feel so much better!...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Tattoos, ephesians 3 20, getting a tattoo
ephesians 3 20, getting a tattoo, temple of the holy spirit: Shanti, You are very welcome. I know with prayer the Lord will guide you in what you should do. Just remember, the most important thing is to fall more in love with the Lord every day, getting to know Him better and better and the rest will fall into...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Teen Dating, heavenly father, insecurity
heavenly father, insecurity, holes: Each person should sort this question out with God. I do like the recent concept being re-introduced, courting. Too many youth let their relationships fill insecurity holes in their lives but only God can be our total security. My recommendation to most youth...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Teen Privacy, sexual discovery, good relationship
sexual discovery, good relationship, private time: Hi Ben. Thanks for your question. The problem with normal is that as Christians we need to ask a different question - is it right? I would say that it is very normal for a teenage boy to be wanting privacy, especially from a 6 year old brother....

Christianity -- Christian Living: Teen stress, wisdom god, teen stress
wisdom god, teen stress, death god: Hi Ashley, Ever wonder why God would create humans and then add an expiration date? Why create something and then wait for it to die? It doesn t make much sense does it! God didn t originally intend for people to die at all. In the beginning, when...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Thank you and one more question, feast of the tabernacles, sunday evening service
feast of the tabernacles, sunday evening service, feast of unleavened bread: Hi Peter, mel and Guyna I apologize if I jumped on you. Thank you for your apology. It is just often hard to believe that so many are so wrong, From childhood we are taught that the majority rules, and that somehow that makes the majority...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Thank You, faith group, god god
faith group, god god, different perspectives: Hi, I have enjoyed it as well for the most part. At first it seemed as though we were sharing ideas and understandings as equals, but then you went on the attack. If you will look at the topics I list myself as an expert in you will not find the Catholic...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Tithe, thoughts and prayers, financial difficulties
thoughts and prayers, financial difficulties, support members: Hi, Bianca, The first thing I would do is talk to the pastor or an elder of your church. Many churches have a deacon s fund to help support members who are having financial difficulties. They may also be able to point you to community resources that can...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Back Tithe, tithing in the new testament, walking with god
tithing in the new testament, walking with god, correct principles: Dear Rob, In the old testament there were laws of tithing . In the New Testament there is a principle of tithing . There are no laws in the New Testament. Were are led by the Spirit nature of God. Now tithing is a good principle, but in reality God should...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Tithing and Grace Giving, discerment, bible school
discerment, bible school, praise god: There are some good material on the internet but you need to study them with spiritual discerment and measure these up with the Word of God (I, myself used material from the internet for my article on tithing). There is no new doctrine or teaching apart from...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Tithing from Insurance Payout, income tax refund, biblical standpoint
income tax refund, biblical standpoint, insurance payout: I agree with your son in so far as the insurance payment is concerned. We are to tithe on our increase . While many pastors would say to pay it on ALL funds received, I believe there are exceptions such as your income tax refund (which you probably paid tithes...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Tithing, stealing money, sales job
stealing money, sales job, tithe: Hi again Linda and thanks so much for the kind comments. I think you are probably right, the preacher will get to know the finances of the church including who is giving what. My point is though that you have no need to feel paranoid, as long as you...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Tongues, word of faith movement, 1 corinthians 13
word of faith movement, 1 corinthians 13, 1 corinthians 14: The evidence that I have to support this idea is the Bible. Tongues are mentioned in 1 Corinthians, but lets go back to where we first read about them in Acts chapter 2. In Acts 2:6 we see that tongues was a language, not jibberish. Folks like to say that...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Touching, jesus christ god, person of jesus christ
jesus christ god, person of jesus christ, going to hell: Hello Chris, There is a longstanding misconception about masturbation and hell. Truly, I don t know of any Christian who believes that, if one masturbates, one goes to hell. It s one of those arguments--a genuine stereotype of the fundamentalist Christian--that...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Translations, heavenly books, message god
heavenly books, message god, world religions: Ahmer, If I may ask, friend, what is your native language? Do you have access to the Bible in your language? I have an English translation of the Quran on my shelf, and I have tried to read it. That s really my only option, as I have no plans to learn...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Translations, brother isaac, isaah
brother isaac, isaah, message god: Ahmer, I finally found an answer to the Hebrew question. As far as we can know, it is most likely that Jesus was speaking to his disciples in Aramaic. Assuming that to be the case, most scholars believe he would have used the common term of the day....

Christianity -- Christian Living: The Tribulation, Baptism, tribulation rapture, baptism question
tribulation rapture, baptism question, true baptism: Dear Jason, I feel that all those thing you mentioned will come along with putting your faith in Christ. If you re truly a Christian, people will persecute you, but do not be discouraged, this pleases the Lord. The rapture I feel will just be great. We...

Christianity -- Christian Living: The Trinity, god is one, holy spirit
god is one, holy spirit, kitchen bathroom: Hi TJ, what a great question, The easiest way to explain it is like this: Imagine a department store with 3 departments, kitchen, bathroom and garden. Each of the 3 departments is distinct and separate from the others, yet they are all part of the same...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Troubled, christianity god, everlasting happiness
christianity god, everlasting happiness, cause god: Greetings in the name of Jesus, The only way to answer this question, is the way I usally do. It is not exactly biblical, but in its own way, seems to answer you...and others that ask this same question in the past. Let me now ask you this... how would...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Troubling experiece!, man christ jesus, gates of heaven
man christ jesus, gates of heaven, earth god: Hi Kevin, Thank you so much for these questions. May God bless you as you study His word! First of all, Catholics equate tradition with scripture. It does not have to be in the Bible in order to a Catholic to believe it to be true, it simply needs to...

Christianity -- Christian Living: True Joy is Inexpressible, sam hell, thanks for your patience
sam hell, thanks for your patience, child of god: Pam, I am rejoicing, and know that everything of God that took place is permanently recorded in the archives of glory, to the praise of His excellent name. Your faith and patience is an inspiration to me. You have always done so. It is fine that...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Truth, false gospels, places in the bible
false gospels, places in the bible, eternal damnation: Hello, Richard. In the beginning, God created the universe, and all life on the earth. He created man in His own image, and the first man He created was named Adam. God created a woman mate for Adam, and this woman He named Eve. Adam and Eve were created...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Tsunami, tectonic plates move, cause earthquakes
tectonic plates move, cause earthquakes, tsunami in the indian ocean: Hi Barbara, you asked-- IF GOD PROPHESIED THESE THINGS, THEN HE MUST BE CAUSING THEM God s ability to discern the outcome of a certain course man is taking, does not mean that he was responsible for it or that it was what he wanted for them, but on the...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Is Tubal Ligation a sin?, different forms of birth control, birth control methods
different forms of birth control, birth control methods, scriptural perspective: Karen, There are many positions concerning your question. You have clearly examined this issue from a Biblical perspective. As you have suggested, there is no Scripture that prohibits this action. There are differences of opinion about birth control. If...

Christianity -- Christian Living: can't believe it, prophetic accuracy, psalm 11
prophetic accuracy, psalm 11, psalm 5: Hello, Ronn. 1. Many churches (and people) believe that the Bible teaches the idea of an all-loving God. If this were true, it would not make much sense for God to send people to Hell. However, the Bible does not teach that God is all-loving. Psalm...

Christianity -- Christian Living: tatoos and body piercings, getting a tatoo, temple of the holy spirit
getting a tatoo, temple of the holy spirit, pastor don: Hi Lynette, Thank you for your input. Many people feel the way that you do. My oldest daughter is 17 and she is considering getting a tatoo when she turns 18 and goes to college. She is a believer. I have given her all the scripture and principles in...

Christianity -- Christian Living: tatoos and body piercings, tattoos and body piercings, tatoos and body piercings
tattoos and body piercings, tatoos and body piercings, body tatoos: In which case the issue is the lifestyle, not the tattoos and piercings. As parents, we often make the mistake of reacting to symptoms and ignoring problems. The most important thing we can remember as parents, and just as human beings loving others, is...

Christianity -- Christian Living: tattoos, nature of god, god and man
nature of god, god and man, care and concern: Hi Shane, Very good question. Shane, I know of no place in the Bible were tattoos are mentioned. As to the question about my opinion on whether it is ok for Christians to get tattoos, I look at things a bit different. Shane, I see the Bible...

Christianity -- Christian Living: tattos, tattoos and body piercings, personal conviction
tattoos and body piercings, personal conviction, word tattoo: Hi Mike, Thanks for this great question. I do not believe that the Bible says anything either for or against tatoos. THe amplified bible supplies the word tattoo and it is not in the original language text at all. The only reference that seems to be...

Christianity -- Christian Living: My teens faith?, bible believer, god jesus
bible believer, god jesus, living by faith: Hi Janet, Thank you for this great question. I believe that you are right to show your daughter that Jesus is beyond rite and ritual, but it is about relationship. Your daughter has been honest with you. She does not have a relationship with God.... this...

Christianity -- Christian Living: I think I'm gay, exodus international, gay teachers
exodus international, gay teachers, radio stars: Good Morning, Thanks for contacting me. I can help you...well, point you in the right direction. The young woman reaching out to you was desperate enough, confused enough and hurting enough to try and get help...even to the point of possibly being exposed....

Christianity -- Christian Living: You got me to thinking . . . ., monetary payments, negative thoughts
monetary payments, negative thoughts, tribulation: Hi Ann, I will stand in prayer agreeement with you for your soul to be healed from the negative thoughts. The word says that (MATTHEW 18:19).....I say unto you, That if two of you shall agree on earth as touching any thing that they shall ask, it shall be...

Christianity -- Christian Living: tithes, king hezekiah, tithing in the bible
king hezekiah, tithing in the bible, obedience to god: Rocky, thanks for your detailed response and input. Obviously we do not agree on this issue, and I am not going to spend a lot of time in a theological debate. As long as your pastor and church are tolerant of your view....then you are fine. We will sort...

Christianity -- Christian Living: tithing/faith, full time job, part time job
full time job, part time job, managing money: Yvonne, Some people are not able to give 10%. It is not a rule. I think of it more as a principle. Give to God FIRST. Give him everything you have first and then to yourself. What I would recommend is checking out the website www.crown.org. It is very...

Christianity -- Christian Living: tithing, testament command, non denominational churches
testament command, non denominational churches, bible churches: Dear Ron, Thanks for this question. I am not sure what specific denominations do NOT teach the Biblical doctrine of titihing. I believe that some Bible churches and non-denominational churches teaching that tithing was an Old Testament command only for...

Christianity -- Christian Living: tongues, bible book of acts, tongues of angels
bible book of acts, tongues of angels, prayer language: Hi Michael, I m not quite sure what you re asking here. Most people who speak unknown tongues use a prayer language that does not exist as a language. These languages are often referred to as the tongues of angels (even though Angels would arguably...

Christianity -- Christian Living: tongues, praying in tongues, speaking in tongues
praying in tongues, speaking in tongues, spirit two: Wow! That s a lot of questions, Enoch. I ll do my best to answer them in the order you asked them so it won t be confusing. Speaking in tongues can start in a lot of ways. By yourself, with a good Christian friend, or in a service. Fasting is not necessary,...

Christianity -- Christian Living: tough times, going through tough times, psalm 30
going through tough times, psalm 30, isaiah 41: Leah-- I think it s easy to be frightened in this world, especially in times of trouble. It doesn t make you a bad Christian and it doesn t mean you will lose your faith. Even Peter was frightened in Matthew when he and the Disciples were on a fishing...

Christianity -- Christian Living: trinity, emperor constantine, triune god
emperor constantine, triune god, power of the holy spirit: Hi David, Deut. 6:4 Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one! John 14:28 You have heard Me say to you, I am going away and coming back to you. If you loved Me, you would rejoice because I said, I am going to the Father, for My Father...

Christianity -- Christian Living: troubled teen, brother in christ, christian foundation
brother in christ, christian foundation, defiant disorder: Dear DeKay, I think that sending him away would be the worst choice. Parents have the duty to try to teach their children what is good. However I cannot give you any more suggestions because I cannot know your familiar situation. Your brother in Christ,...

Christianity -- Christian Living: true religion?, poverty in the world, true religion
poverty in the world, true religion, despots: hi, mike; I note that you selected only a few negative things to list. probably, if you noted the positives, like, there has never been such wealth... medical advances ... knowledge ... ...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Is it true?, practice witchcraft, eternal damnation
practice witchcraft, eternal damnation, eternal suffering: Dear Taylor, God loves us infinitely and He desires to lead each of us to the eternal life and to the true happiness. But God is perfectly Holy and Good; God cannot tolerate evil because evil is uncompatible with His good and holy nature. So, we cannot...

Christianity -- Christian Living: trying to serve, fisher of men, magical words
fisher of men, magical words, holy spirit: Thank you, Danny, for your question. Paul wrote that those who were being saved loved the truth. Don t expect the world to love the truth. Jesus was truth and the world hated and still hates Him. There are no magical words to make people switch from...

Christianity -- Christian Living: turning the other cheek, cheerleading sponsor, sexual harassment
cheerleading sponsor, sexual harassment, school address: Hello, Dalene. The situation could only be deemed sexual harassment if someone in the group of boys were offended. If none of the boys present were offended, it was not sexual harassment. As Christians, our job is to love our fellow man. Our job is...

Christianity -- Christian Living: UMC beliefs/Doctrine, baptist faith and message, southern baptist church
baptist faith and message, southern baptist church, umc website: Twilite, A marvelous name! Someday I hope to know where your folks came up with it. Thanks for asking about our differences. We are far more similar than we are different. Both of us take the Scriptures seriously as the suficient rule of both faith...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Unbelievers and their afterlife, judgement seat of christ, son jesus christ
judgement seat of christ, son jesus christ, great white throne judgement: The Scriptures say, He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God . It is clear from this passage that the lost need not wait to have judgement...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Unforgivable Sin, father jesus christ, lamb of god
father jesus christ, lamb of god, propitiation: Hi Tom, Thanks for this great question. I am very sorry for my late response. There is only one sin that cannot be forgiven, that is unbelief. Jesus died and became our sin. His Blood covers our sins when we believe that He will...therefore the only...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Unforgivable Sin, book of matthew, beggining
book of matthew, beggining, unforgivable sin: Tom, You can t sell what you don t own, so therefore NO. You were created by God, therefore He owns you. What sins are forgivable and which are not is your next question. This tells me you have not read the bible. Good place to start is the beggining...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Unforgivable Sin, work of the holy spirit, exact reference
work of the holy spirit, exact reference, unforgivable sin: Hi Tom I dont have the exact reference to hand but the bible only talks about one sin being unforgivable. This is saying that the work of the Holy Spirit is the work of the devil. Regarding selling your soul, you cant sell it as it doesnt belong to you,...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Unforgivable Sin, holy spirit god, god the holy spirit
holy spirit god, god the holy spirit, sin against the holy spirit: 26 March 2007 Dear Friend in Christ: Had you committed the unforgivable sin, you wouldn t even be asking this question. People who have committed the sin against the Holy Spirit (see St Matthew 12:31-32) simply wouldn t care whether they had committed...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Unforgivable Sin, blasphemy against the holy spirit, everyday example
blasphemy against the holy spirit, everyday example, holy ghost: Tom, Because the Scriptures do not specify what this sin is, I am speculating when I say that it is indicating that the work of the Holy Spirit is the work of the devil. In other words, to indicate that when the Holy Spirit draws a man to Christ, and he not...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Unforgivable sin, axiety, depression, blasphemy against the holy spirit, father son and holy spirit
blasphemy against the holy spirit, father son and holy spirit, fear and panic: Dear Jennifer Blasphemy is a very severe word; it is calling God a liar out of anger or ignorance. And in Matthew 12:31, we have a blasphemy to the max degree. Here, it is 1) recognizing God s message of the sending of His Son to save them using the Holy...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Unique..., creative process in the individual, thomas troward
creative process in the individual, thomas troward, spirit soul and body: Hi James, God is One. He is that all existing, all powerful, all potential One. He is everything. There is not something that is not Him. We know from the conversation with the woman at the well that God is Spirit. Not a spirit but Spirit. Therefore,...

Christianity -- Christian Living: can u give the answer, crucification of christ, christanity
crucification of christ, christanity, divinity of christ: Hello Again Mus, Well I am not a theologian. Just a full time minister of God. But you have to understand that the spirit of a man is the real being of the man... scripture also verifies this. So if the spirit of the man is God, then He is god. Why...

Christianity -- Christian Living: being un equally yoked, childhood sweetheart, new creations
childhood sweetheart, new creations, harlot: Dear Beloved of Christ. I have found in my relationship with Jesus, that He can get through to me what He wants me to know, no matter how simple minded I can be... IF, He wants this man for you to have for a husband, then wait on HIM to bring it about,...

Christianity -- Christian Living: unbeliever, god churches, true christians
god churches, true christians, church folks: Hi Angi, This is a very difficult situation that occurs more and more often these days. It is difficult to find true Christians but easy to find so-called ones. Millions of people have been driven away from Christ because of those claiming to be his followers....

Christianity -- Christian Living: unbeliever, ingersoll robert, robert g ingersoll
ingersoll robert, robert g ingersoll, prometheus books: 530am sunday, 6/24 hi, angi; Although you didn t say so, I seems that you are pretty frustrated with your situation. It s not clear what is bothering you. Maybe you think you want to be in church? I think, in your case, it is probably a blessing...

Christianity -- Christian Living: unbelievers, crucifixion of jesus christ, crucifixion of jesus
crucifixion of jesus christ, crucifixion of jesus, evil desires: Hi Angela, You asked: Will believers be able to recognize their loved one if they are unbelievers in the end times. I have read that we would not because we would see them as enemies of God. Is this correct? I have not previously pondered this,...

Christianity -- Christian Living: unclean places, discernment of spirits, gift of discernment
discernment of spirits, gift of discernment, scriptural warrant: Derek, Assuming that one has the gift of discernment of spirits, one need not suspect that a place is infested. One will know for certain. Either way, one claims the space in the name of Jesus. One praises God for the opportunity to stay there, and...

Christianity -- Christian Living: unclean places, new testament church, unknown spirits
new testament church, unknown spirits, strange happenings: A Christian s walk is directed by the Lord and God will empower the Christian to deal with a situation as and when it arises. When the Lord was confronted by a demon possessed man (or men) He delivered the Man from the bondage.. Matt 8:28-34 28 When he...

Christianity -- Christian Living: unclean places, papua new guinea, god blessings
papua new guinea, god blessings, unknown spirits: Hi Derek, Sorry for taking so long to reply. If you are not a Christian you should leave the area immediately. If you are a Christian ignore it. If it continues rebuke it in the Name of Jesus Christ. If it still continues check for alternate causes of whatever...

Christianity -- Christian Living: unclean places, unknown spirits, worshipping god
unknown spirits, worshipping god, pastor don: Hi Derek, Let me answer your second question first. Exodus 20:1-4 And God spake all these words, saying, 2 I am the LORD thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. 3 Thou shalt have no other gods before...

Christianity -- Christian Living: unclean places, full gospel church, unknown spirits
full gospel church, unknown spirits, god thanks: Hello and thank you for the question. You ask an interesting question and before reading the rest of this answer you need to read Acts 19.14-17. Now I ll explain why I had you read this. Unless you are saved (accepted Jesus as you Savior) and...

Christianity -- Christian Living: understanding forgiveness, abusive relationships, chit chat
abusive relationships, chit chat, lord well: Margaret, Hello and thank you for the question. My wife has a problem where she gets caught up in abusive relationships. She forgives these people, but still any dealings with them are unbalanced. It is hard for her to be around them because they...

Christianity -- Christian Living: no understanding this world, world question, brother in christ
world question, brother in christ, world god: Hi Caroline, Thanks again for your question. Why the world is this way is this way mainly is because of sin which separates us from God. Romans chapter 1 shows us what is happening to man because of sin. Refusing to to acknowledge God for who He is God...

Christianity -- Christian Living: unforgivable sin & evil thoughts, blasphemy against the holy spirit, father son and holy spirit
blasphemy against the holy spirit, father son and holy spirit, fear and panic: Hello, Jennifer. The only unforgivable sin mentioned in the Bible is believing that Jesus power was satanic, not from God. Mark 3:28-30: Verily I say unto you, All sins shall be forgiven unto the sons of men, and blasphemies wherewith soever they shall...

Christianity -- Christian Living: am I unforgiven, rbc ds, how to improve your relationship
rbc ds, how to improve your relationship, deep in my heart: Hi Teresa, Thanks for writing to me. I think this website can help with your question about how God feels about your backsliding. http://www.gospelcom.net/rbc/ds/q0307/point1.html i feel this is more detailed than i could really say here... but...

Christianity -- Christian Living: is unforgiveness a sin, hell god, loving fathers
hell god, loving fathers, going to hell: Dear Margaret, God is a loving Father, better than earthly loving fathers. Forgiving someone is an act of will. Feeling healed of the hurt is something else. Don t worry about going to hell. God doesn t go crazy. He knows whats going on and He is sane....

Christianity -- Christian Living: God's image, jesus christ god, apostle paul
jesus christ god, apostle paul, sons of god: I am sorry, apparently you misunderstood my response. It is only the body that is insensate, as it is lifeless without the spirit. But the spirit of that man, by which he was alive physically, returns to the Father. Scripture indicates that that man will either...

Christianity -- Christian Living: The Validity of the Bible, king james bible, validity of the bible
king james bible, validity of the bible, hebrew manuscripts: Hi Brendon, Thanks for this great question. I will try to answer this briefly. If you require a more detailed explanation, I will try to help if you post a follow up. 1. Scriptures were recognized as such by early believers based upon certain criteria...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Various, biblical interpretation, judgment day
biblical interpretation, judgment day, hermeneutics: Hello Sheryl, thanks for asking. The term hermeneutics is not a method of Biblical interpretation. It is the science, or art, of how to understand what the writers of Bible actually intended for their readers to understand. It is the way to separate out...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Verbally abusive parent, mental anguish, abusive parent
mental anguish, abusive parent, verbal abuse: Hi Carol, No, you are not sinning by taking this stand. God does not expect us to take abuse. It is destructive to our minds and can in turn affect our bodies. Harsh words can affect us do deeply. The uncaring and unloving acts that come from other people...

Christianity -- Christian Living: VOWS, bible old testament, king james bible
bible old testament, king james bible, god of heaven: Ok Klas, so we are talking about the same GOD ,but who told u to make a vow, he will hold us to the vows we make. So we should be careful when make a vow. Let ur yes and yes and your no be no . I still dont think we are talking about the same...

Christianity -- Christian Living: VOWS, jeremiah 29 11, bible god
jeremiah 29 11, bible god, vow to god: When Jesus died on the cross, His shed blood covered all our sins. God sent Jesus to redeem us from His punishment. There is no longer need for God s punishment because our sins have been atoned for. God loves you unconditionally at all times, even...

Christianity -- Christian Living: VOWS, vow to god, emotional moment
vow to god, emotional moment, lairs: Hello Giavanni, I promised to get back to you with additional comments on your question, but I didn t plan on it taking this long and we apologize for that. You asked whether God requires us to fulfill our vows. In Acts 5:1-11, we see Ananias...

Christianity -- Christian Living: visions, praying time, new experiences
praying time, new experiences, yoa: This sort of thing can be unnerving, but there is this prophesy: And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see...

Christianity -- Christian Living: vow, vow to god, managable
vow to god, managable, accountability: Giavanni-- Not knowing your actual vow, I can t answer this question in detail. I can say, though, that God is not a moody God, and He s not going to punish you for being imperfect. If you acted hastily and made a promise that you couldn t keep, then...

Christianity -- Christian Living: vows, holy spirit of god, apostle peter
holy spirit of god, apostle peter, death and resurrection: Hi Robert, Two years ago we answered a question about vows. Perhaps that was you, using a different name? Our answer mentioned that there is only one unpardonable sin and that is to reject God s offer of life. All other sins are therefore pardonable....

Christianity -- Christian Living: "War", christians are hypocrites, g k chesterton
christians are hypocrites, g k chesterton, weapons of mass destruction: DJ, Indeed, there are many places where order is needed. But we cannot be effective in more than a few places at any given time. Remember that we are enforcing a series of UN resolutions, passed over a 9 or 10 year period, all of which Sadam either...

Christianity -- Christian Living: "War", christians are hypocrites, weapons of mass destruction
christians are hypocrites, weapons of mass destruction, short space: There is a doctrine of a just war in which it is supposed that God would approve of a nation going to war to defend itself. If you do a websearch of just war you will find many wonderful discussions of this topic which we cannot exhaust in this short...

Christianity -- Christian Living: "War", sodom and gomorrah, christians are hypocrites
sodom and gomorrah, christians are hypocrites, genesis chapter: WAR IN THE CHRISTIAN CONTEXT Let us first examine the subject of ‘War in the Old Testament framework. The earliest example of war or organized arm conflict that comes to my mind is the case of Abram in Genesis Chapter 14 ff. The background of the story...

Christianity -- Christian Living: "War", christians are hypocrites, hitler and germany
christians are hypocrites, hitler and germany, weapons of mass destruction: Hi DJ, I will be glad to give you my personal opinion as well as what the Bible has to say about such things. First of all, I am convinced that no matter what the real reason is for us being in Iraq, we can t allow mad men like Sadam stay in power. Look...

Christianity -- Christian Living: "War", old testement, christians are hypocrites
old testement, christians are hypocrites, freedom god: You are very angry -- and should be careful of using names like hypocrites simply because your opinion differs. If you want an opinion from someone who actually studies these issues from the word -- then it would be best simply to ask your question and not...

Christianity -- Christian Living: "War", christians are hypocrites, weapons of mass destruction
christians are hypocrites, weapons of mass destruction, womd: When God said, Thou Shalt not kill , we can obviously see from the context of the Bible, that in times of war, that can be slightly altered. As for the reason we are in Iraq and the middle east, I can t answer that, since I don t know the reason..whether...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Watching sports, psalm 119, true christians
psalm 119, true christians, watching sports: Hi John Thanks for your question - I can appreciate your frustration. There are some Christians who believe strongly that you cannot influence the world if you are not part of it, and that you have to share and understand all the experiences of non-believers...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Watching sports, biblical prophecy, psalm 119
biblical prophecy, psalm 119, true christians: Greetings, in the name of Jesus Let me answer it this way... then I assume if I were to watch a church service on TV on sunday...I would be sinning? Or if I were to watch a documentary on PBS concerning biblical prophecy or perhaps the life of Jesus...that...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Watching sports, psalm 119, fellow citizen
psalm 119, fellow citizen, true christians: Hi John, I am going to share with you what I know about these things. I will leave it up to as to how you want to use this information. We will start with this verse from Hebrews, Amplified Bible Heb 8:10-13 10 For this is the covenant that...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Watching sports, prayer bible study, psalm 119
prayer bible study, psalm 119, thoughtful question: John, Thank you for your thoughtful question concerning certain types of entertainment. I hope to be just as thoughtful in my answer. I can certainly sense your frustration. Apparently someone is seeking to place you under a law that neither we nor...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Watching sports, pervasive attitude, yout time
pervasive attitude, yout time, psalm 119: Dear John, What you have just experienced is what is known as legalism . This is a pervasive attitude that exists throughout Christianity. It s very prevalent in the South and in certain denominations. The simple answer to your question is this: ...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Watching sports, psalm 119, bible teacher
psalm 119, bible teacher, true christians: Some folks believe that Christians are not supposed to enjoy anything in life. This is an incorrect assertion. However, God does want us to be careful to avoid sinful activities and to be careful not to eat up all our time to the exclusion of Bible reading,...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Way important, st thomas aquinas, thomas aquinas
st thomas aquinas, thomas aquinas, god can do anything: You have a lot of questions. Let me start with suggesting for your first two questions I d recommend reading St. Thomas Aquinas or St. Augustine of Hippo. Both saints tackled these same questions which you ask now. St. Augustine lived during the 400 s and...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Way out please?, god jesus, jordin sparks
god jesus, jordin sparks, raven symone: Dear Jacqueline, I am sorry you had to wait so long for an answer. I did not recieve an email telling me I had a question to answer until this morning. You ask how do I find a Christian guy and know he is the right one. That is not a an easy question,...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Way Out, scripture verses, fear of the lord
scripture verses, fear of the lord, arrogancy: This is a very serious problem and I am impressed that you are reaching out for help. Below, I have included some scripture verses that I think are key to what you are dealing with. When you begin to grasp the fear of the Lord and understand His holiness,...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Weariness, brother in christ, christian friends
brother in christ, christian friends, weariness: hey there ok i feel sorry for you i really do i know how hard it is to be a christian in school but u have to remember that jesus went through it all look at the beatings he got! he even died on the cross i never got bullied badly but i did get a lot of hurtful...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Wife and I have different beliefs, speaking in tongues, putting god first
speaking in tongues, putting god first, church god: For some reason, your question never reached me. I just this morning was contacted by the site about it. I take pride in responding to all questions immediately upon receipt. I m sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused you. Now to your question......

Christianity -- Christian Living: Wineskin, new wineskins, classic christianity
new wineskins, classic christianity, friend in jesus: Dear Mo, Here Jesus was responding to question why the Pharisees fasted and yet His disciples did not fast. In His answer, He prophesied the coming of the New Covenant in His blood(Matthew 26:28; Hebrews ch 8)which would begin with His death. Therefore,...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Wineskin, new wineskins, wayne tucker
new wineskins, wayne tucker, new wine: Mo, Thanks for asking. Most preachers can adequately explain this one. Even in Jesus time, they knew that certain fabrics would shrink the first time they are washed. If you were silly enough to use a patch from an unwashed piece of fabric to repair...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Wineskins, turning over a new leaf, new wine
turning over a new leaf, new wine, new wineskins: Hello, Mo. I believe Jesus in these verses is speaking about the nature of salvation. When a person becomes saved, they become a new creature in Christ (II Corinthians 5:17). They receive a brand-new soul (Ezekiel 36:26). They are born from above (again)...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Wineskins, scripture passage, new wine
scripture passage, new wine, new wineskins: Hi Mo Thank you for such a very good question. If you start reading from verse 14 you will see that Jesus is being asked why is disciples dont fast much and he explains to the pharisees that they are not expected to fast while he is with them but more...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Witnessing, pearls before swine, muslims and others
pearls before swine, muslims and others, jesus is god: Hi John. Don t know why this question didn t get through, but here it is finally. Remember John Jesus said, not to throw pearls before swine. And in proverbs it says, do not speak wisdom in the ears of a fool, for they will despise your wisdom. ...

Christianity -- Christian Living: WOmen PASTOrs, new testament words, expository dictionary of new testament words
new testament words, expository dictionary of new testament words, homer a kent: Hi Mariella, I ll be glad to answer your question. First,three verses in the New Testament include the word “pastor” (in various forms): Ephesians 4:11, Acts 20:28, and 1 Peter 5:2. In Ephesians 4:11, Paul discusses various roles that Christ placed in...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Women in Christainity, worship allah, day of resurrection
worship allah, day of resurrection, jesus son: Hello. Pardon the delay. I never got an email alerting me to this pending question. I m glad that I stumbled upon it this morning. You asked: [If Jesus(PBUH) wanted to teach you That he was a man and a messenger of God what should he had done and...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Women preaching, subjection, corinthians
subjection, corinthians, preacher: Hello, Luis. It is against God s Word for women to preach to men. I Corinthians 14:34 says: Let your women keep silence in the churches: for it is not permitted unto them to speak; but they are commanded to be under obedience, as also saith the law....

Christianity -- Christian Living: Woops!, world death, simplist
world death, simplist, athiest: 7am sunday hi, kevin; thanx for your comments; you may be able to answer most of your questions by THINKING. a good 1st step would be to get & read the books; here s a brief synopsis: SMITH, GEORGE H.:ATHEISM: THE CASE AGAINST GOD, Prometheus Books,...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Working for Earthly Masters, colossians 3, holy one of israel
colossians 3, holy one of israel, child relationship: Hi Lenin, It just occured to me that the employee we mentioned, who suffered an evil employer for 20 years also did righteous works in that he set a right example not only for those who knew him but also for you and your family, and he fulfilled Christ...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Worried and confused question, going to confession, last confession
going to confession, last confession, examination of conscience: If one willingly commits mortal sin, they certainly sell their soul so to speak and turn away from God. God gave us free will so we are free to love Him or leave Him. In order, however, to fully turn one s back on God (though He is always trying to win us...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Worried about Doubt, lily of the valley, gods word
lily of the valley, gods word, times of trouble: HI R. First things first.... Something wrong with you? NO! Just your understanding of how things work in the Kingdom.. Nothing comes our way, that isn t allowed by the Lord who loves us.. Nothing, absolutely nothing! So how we look at the things that do...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Worried!, hopeless sinner, check mate
hopeless sinner, check mate, father in heaven: Dear Adam, Thanks for coming to AllExperts. Together, let s trust the Lord that He will ease your mind and reveal how loved and accepted you are in Jesus Christ. Let s look at this passage which contains your questions about Jesus rejection of people...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Worship, manna from heaven, lord jesus christ
manna from heaven, lord jesus christ, devil worshipers: Everyone worships every day. The question is What are we worshiping? To worship is simply to give your focus to something. Equity-traders on Wall Street worship money, for that is all they focus upon. Celebrity worshipers focus only one celebrities....

Christianity -- Christian Living: wedding rings, marriage relationship, marital relationship
marriage relationship, marital relationship, mutual decision: First of all, I congratulate you both on your marriage relationship and your desire to honor one another even in the smallest of things. Traditionally speaking, the wife wears her wedding ring closest to the heart, and wear the engagement ring on the same...

Christianity -- Christian Living: weird process, couple paragraphs, real christianity
couple paragraphs, real christianity, charismatic christian church: Tara-- I understand to some degree how you feel. When I was younger I used to pray that I d go to Heaven a few times a month, simply because I wanted to make sure. But now I realize that salvation is an eternal and everlasting gift, and nothing we will...

Christianity -- Christian Living: I whan't to serve Jehovah., tribe of judah, revelation 1
tribe of judah, revelation 1, book of revelation: Hey Warren, First I want to say thanks for the question Warren. That is an age old question a lot of people ask. The answer can be found in the Bible, Most turn to the book of Revelation 1:14-15 where it says Christ had hair like wool and feet like burnt...

Christianity -- Christian Living: wineskin, new wineskins, bottles break
new wineskins, bottles break, new wine: Hi Mo, Thanks for this question. Let us consider the context: Matthew 9:14-17 14 Then came to him the disciples of John, saying, Why do we and the Pharisees fast oft, but thy disciples fast not? 15 And Jesus said unto them, Can the children of the...

Christianity -- Christian Living: women pastors, galations 3, women pastors
galations 3, women pastors, many different things: Mr. Scott, While I am not sure to whom you refer, I am somewhat confident that I know of her. If it is the one I am think of, her testimony is that God called her into this ministry. If all she were doing were sharing the Word of God with others, I would...

Christianity -- Christian Living: women pastors, bible study fellowship, male acquaintances
bible study fellowship, male acquaintances, women pastors: Dear Vaugh, The record of the New Testament does not list any women as pastors. Since a pastor is a teaching and leadership position in a congregation/gathering of Christian, I would have to say that a woman is disqualified for a pastor s role because she...

Christianity -- Christian Living: just wondered...., aricle, 23 years
aricle, 23 years, young lady: Please visit covpub.com and click on Life Lessons. There are tons of lessons there designed especially for Christians who need some assistance on day to day living. There is one aricle there that deals specifically with your situation, but I can t recall the...

Christianity -- Christian Living: working at a non christian place..., full time job, part time job
full time job, part time job, getting a job: Hi Yvonne, I think you answered all your own questions. Getting a job that will put you somewhere that can harm your faith is never a good idea. If you begin to tithe the ten percent, you ll find that problems will begin cleaning themselves up, especially...

Christianity -- Christian Living: worship, worshiping god, relationship with god
worshiping god, relationship with god, personal thing: Hi Sean, Good to hear from you again. :) I think worship is a very personal thing, although we go about it in groups a lot of times, it is still very individual to you and what certain things mean to you in relation to your relationship with God. ...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Were you the writer of Being Ripened for the Harvest?, utmost faith, little faith
utmost faith, little faith, christian forum: Hello, Mark! Yeah, I wrote that little statement a while ago. Ripening for the harvest ... most people that comment on that statement, do so to remark about how unripe I am. Well, I can t defend myself against that ... but by the Lord Jesus I will one...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Is this wrong?, 1 corinthians 7, sex before marriage
1 corinthians 7, sex before marriage, pastor don: Hi Lindsey, Thanks for this great question. There are two Biblical principles that make this wrong. 1. God tells us that in order to avoid the sin of fornication (sex before marriage) we either need to not touch, or get married. 1 Corinthians 7:1-2...

Christianity -- Christian Living: what's wrong with me?, mind principle, image and likeness
mind principle, image and likeness, spirit and soul: There is nothing wrong with YOU. Your perceptions about you maybe, but not you-What do you know about you? How does God say you were made? You would have to go to the 1st chptr of Gen where God made man in his image and likeness, male and female made He...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Is what she did wrong to God?, girlfriend and boyfriend, god question
girlfriend and boyfriend, god question, dicision: Dear Daisy To answer your question about having a party to celebrate, I would draw your attention to the fact that the first recorded miracle of Jesus was at a party. He turned water into wine. I say this because many Christians think that to have parties...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Is it wrong to live with your girlfriend as a christian, sex with my girlfriend, 2 corinthians 6
sex with my girlfriend, 2 corinthians 6, 1 corinthians 8: Dan, I have been thinking about you and wondered how things are going? Hugs, Kathy :) Dan, I truly believe that you and your girlfriend may not be doing anything wrong. But I have to answer your question truthfully. (1) Scripturally Christian...

Christianity -- Christian Living: wrong motivation to go to church?, catholic traditions, catholic masses
catholic traditions, catholic masses, catholic mass: Julia, If you have any more questions or need anything else, please feel free to email at any time: kaylancor@adelphia.net I m glad some of this helped if even a little. It s not easy to explain things sometimes. :) +++ As a convert myself perhaps...

Christianity -- Christian Living: what wrong with me?, devotional time, jen jen
devotional time, jen jen, hime: Jen, I have never been one to say, It s satan, but it sounds like satan is working in your head overtime. Continue to pray, but I want you to begin reading your Bible every night before you pray. Then I want you to tell God why you love him. Thank God...

Christianity -- Christian Living: -, angels in heaven, formal doctrine
angels in heaven, formal doctrine, fellow christian: Your friend asks good questions. They occupy great minds without resolution. Here are some thoughts: 1. Evil is not real. It has no separate existence. Evil is merely rebellion against God and rejection of his will. 2. Satan has a will of his own....

Christianity -- Christian Living: is...., yu gi oh king of games, tcg yugioh
yu gi oh king of games, tcg yugioh, glory and honor to god: Hi John, here are the rules for playing yu-gi-oh (King of Games in Japanese) please see below: http://www.dcssportscards.com/howtoplyu.html Does playing this game, bring glory and honor to God? Who do you wish to serve, God or Mammon! Your choice,...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Me?, brother in christ, realationship
brother in christ, realationship, old gal: Hello Liza, Thank you for your question I have to ask for you forgivness my Internet has been down. I finally got it up. It really blesses my heart to so someone your age who is seeking the Lord. If you received Christ then you are on the right track....

Christianity -- Christian Living: Why?, changing jobs, decent person
changing jobs, decent person, close to the edge: Hi Lisa, Very good! You have a lot of courage. It is part of the real you inside wanting to get out. From the time you were born you have learned to react to certain situations. Sometimes you chose to react negatively. At first you felt some negative...

Christianity -- Christian Living: what can I do?, righteousness of god, james 1
righteousness of god, james 1, wise man: Hi Liz, Thanks for this great question. You are right that this is not a good situation. We are absolutely guaranteed that if our anger gets mixed in, we can never see good things happen. James 1:20 20 For the wrath of man worketh not the righteousness...

Christianity -- Christian Living: why, plant corn, little faith
plant corn, little faith, negative statements: why is bad things happen in my life. i cant find a job i want to work to the prison and my love life and financials are not going good.can you tell me why and what is store in life for me or what can i do to begin a change in both Relax, and KNOW, that...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Why?, back of my mind, terrible thing
back of my mind, terrible thing, 19 years: Dear Andrea, Please forgive the late reply. There was server trouble and I could not get into my questions until now. What your father has done to you is reprehensible no matter what your feelings are for him. A father or church elder who would assault...

Christianity -- Christian Living: -, angels in heaven, god is spirit
angels in heaven, god is spirit, fellow christian: Hi Angeline, Thanks so much for the opportunity to share what I know about these subjects. First some basics. I see the Bible as a historical document in which we see how God has related to man down through the centuries. Since God remains the same...

Christianity -- Christian Living: how do i let go, jesus blood, christ jesus
jesus blood, christ jesus, philippians: Dear Merica, Good question. If God says that Jesus blood is enough, and you refuse to forgive yourself you re saying it isn t. Change your outlook from the sin to the one who saved you, and be persistent. The condemnation will keep attacking you, but...

Christianity -- Christian Living: how come?, god the holy spirit, jesus jesus
god the holy spirit, jesus jesus, jesus is god: Dana, I am not offended in any way by your question. It should never offend anyone to be asked a question, even if it causes them a challenge to answer it. The simple answer to your question is, people don t get saved because they ask God or Jesus to...

Christianity -- Christian Living: why, ingersoll robert, robert g ingersoll
ingersoll robert, robert g ingersoll, prometheus books: 3pm wed, 9-28 hi, za; I don t understand your question. It seems you are relying on the christian framework as a reference, or source of knowledge. This is a mistake, since the entire christian scheme is packed with nonsense, absurdities, lies, and...

Christianity -- Christian Living: -------------------------..., god is spirit, wayne tucker
god is spirit, wayne tucker, spiritual attack: Friend, Just as a person s body may be attacked physically, or a person s emotions be attacked verbally, so too a person s spirit may be attacked spiritually. Christianity is, at it s root, fundamentally spiritual in nature. Christianity is a relationship...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Why???, john the babtist, ingersoll robert
john the babtist, ingersoll robert, robert g ingersoll: 2pm sat 7-8-06 hi kevin; it s clear that you re a believer, so that makes a sensible answer difficult. the whole christian scheme, along with all religions, is a big deception, worse than a fairy tale. The following 2 references were very helpful...