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Churches Of Christ: Legalism, god jesus, human tradition
god jesus, human tradition, commandments of god: Hi Josh, I thank you for asking me your question and I will do my best to give you a solid answer based on what I have learned through my study of God s Word and my life experience. The short answer is that at no point does obeying the commandments of God...

Churches Of Christ: Legalism, unworthy servants, loving heart
unworthy servants, loving heart, commandments of god: When we obey to become worthy instead of obeying as humble unworthy servants, we become legalistic. So you also, when you have done everything you were told to do, should say, We are unworthy servants; we have only done our duty. - Luke 17:10 ...

Churches Of Christ: Legalism, legalism, Pharisaism
legalism, Pharisaism, love: A lot of this is going to depend on how one defines the term legalistic . At its basic level, legalistic simply means strict adherence to the law. In that way, Jesus was the most legalistic person ever to exist because He never broke a law. In the more...

Churches Of Christ: Have I married already in the past?, girlfriend and boyfriend, commit adultery
girlfriend and boyfriend, commit adultery, boyfriend and girlfriend: Hi Yan, This sentence in your message provides us the answer: We haven t had any wedding and we never seriously agree each other as wife and husband. You were not married, and I think it would be very hard to be married and not know it. Enjoy...

Churches Of Christ: Baptism by a woman, joe norman, god in all things
joe norman, god in all things, humble heart: Hi Pam, I appreciate you asking me your question and the fact that you did ask shows a real humble heart seeking to please God in all things. You are correct that there is nothing in the Bible that would prevent you from baptizing your boyfriend. The only...

Churches Of Christ: The day we stand before God., Judgment Day, salvation
Judgment Day, salvation, Gospel: Hi Josh, Do you believe on Judgment day Jesus will have mercy and compassion on Christians or do you think he will be very stern and strict? We will stand holy, blameless, and without reproach before God if indeed you continue in the faith, grounded...

Churches Of Christ: The day we stand before God., christians jesus, worldly pleasure
christians jesus, worldly pleasure, day of judgment: Hi Josh, I think first of all that it should be understood the day of judgment is not the day when each soul is investigated as to how they lived their lives. It is the day that judgment is passed. We are all guilty of sin and deserve death. Only those...

Churches Of Christ: Doctriens, Jews, Pharisees
Jews, Pharisees, Saduccees: To my knowledge there were four distinct sects within Judaism during the time of Christ. Pharisees - believed in a strict keeping of the Mosaical Law (essentially the conservatives of their day) so much so that they added their own laws on top of the Mosaical...

Churches Of Christ: MDR, innocent party, sexual involvement
innocent party, sexual involvement, sexual relationship: Hi Mary, I am not 100% sure I understand your question. From what I read this is what I think the situation is and if I am correct then the answer I provide will hopefully be helpful. Okay so there is a member of the church of Christ who is involved...

Churches Of Christ: Remarriage
Hi Robert, First I want to clarify that we are discussing the words of Jesus on MDR in Matthew 19:9. Repentance is always required of God. What we need to understand is what sin has been committed? If the divorce was not for reason of fornication, the one...

Churches Of Christ: Sunday worship instead of Saturday, sabbath, Saturday
sabbath, Saturday, Sunday: There are three major points to consider in response to this premise. The first is that Sunday was not a day of worship for the Israelites, it was a day of rest (Exo. 20:8-11). The second is that it was a day of rest for the Israelites/Jews. Are you...

Churches Of Christ: divorce/remarriage
Romans 7 speaks of the marriage as pertaining to the law. The questions are simple. Regardless of what ever else was going on: 1. Was he still legally married when you had sex? 2. If he was married when he had sex with you, is that not the definition...

Churches Of Christ: God in life
Hi Raul. I pray you are well this Lord s Day. I will get right to your question as it concerns God s urging you. I believe the Bible teaches us God is the light which lighteth every man that cometh into the world. (1John 1:9) But I do not believe God will...

Churches Of Christ: God is talking?
Hi Raul, Thank you for writing to me and asking your question. I am sorry that you did not have a good experience when you first got involved with a local church of Christ. I don t understand why they did not choose to baptize you. I don t know if they...

Churches Of Christ: Gods prompting
I have seen some change over-night but many more changed gradually. A favorite verse that says to me that we are covered by grace even when not even close to worthy is b 1 Corinthians 3:1 /b i Brothers and sisters, I could not address you as people who...

Churches Of Christ: remarriage
Hi! Sherhea, What made Adam and Eve husband and wife? Was there a man to marry them? Did they have a marriage license or certificate? What made Isaac and Rebekah husband and wife in Genesis 24:67? Was there a ceremony in Sarah s sleeping tent? The ex-wife...

Churches Of Christ: Salvation
Josh, we are very similar in our outlooks. It all comes down to who we serve when we become His children. If we are doing what we are doing to maintain our salvation and get something then the person we are serving and working for has ceased to be God....

Churches Of Christ: Abuse
Sherrya, Christians are subject to all the vagaries of being human, including mental health disorders. It is important though to understand that Narcissism should be diagnosed by a mental health professional. Whether you might be sinning to not reconcile...

Churches Of Christ: WILL WE KNOW LOVE ONES IN HEAVEN
Brother Harris, Paul clearly tells us that we will have bodies. Transformed bodies, but bodies. When Jesus is raised, His disciples recognize Him even if He has a transformed body. When Jesus is quizzed about the wife of seven husbands, His response...

Churches Of Christ: remarriage after divorce
Annie, Yours is a common problem. There is little that has been debated as hotly or as commonly as the issue of what to do after a divorce and what a person s state with God and others is afterward relative to their spiritual condition. We know that a person...

Churches Of Christ: young adults and music in the church
Hi, Thank you for asking me your question. I do see this problem among churches of Christ all over and it s been going on since I was a young college student in the mid 1980 s. I don t think there is any easy answer to the problem. I felt similar to my...

Churches Of Christ: marriage
Pearl The initial answer is in your last line...do not be unequally yoked. The reason for that is not that there s a rule about it, but it is dangerous to the believer s faith. It is hard to live the life of God when someone so close does not. Marriage...

Churches Of Christ: 7 churches in revelation, seven churches, world god
seven churches, world god, fornication: Each of the churches in the Revelation on John are important because they in essence show the church what can happen to her. Each of the churches mentioned were major churches in major cities in the ancient world. God starts off by stating that it is He who...

Churches Of Christ: 700 club???, hurricane gloria, gospel broadcasting network
hurricane gloria, gospel broadcasting network, thanksgiving 2005: Hi! Mike, Pat Robertson is a denominationalist. As such, the best I can do is report what I find online for you regarding him. Normally, if it is not of the church, I only pay attention to entire denominations as a whole, or their founders. I think that...

Churches Of Christ: Acts 2:38 and Koine Greek, gift of the holy spirit, koine greek
gift of the holy spirit, koine greek, grammar issues: Hi! C.D., I will do my best, based in the Greek. Please understand, this format does not allow the Greek characters in the words, so, I will use vocalizations of those words. Firstly, for a common frame of reference, I will list Acts 2:38 (KJV). Secondly,...

Churches Of Christ: WHAT IS ANTICHRIST, antichrist, omen
antichrist, omen, terrorism: Dear Silvia, I am sure you have heard of the term anti-terrorism. Anti= against hence against terrorism. AntiChrist= against Christ. And as far as the movie I have never seen it and cannot relate to it. Please elaberate. ...

Churches Of Christ: Attendance, church leader, wednesday nights
church leader, wednesday nights, return address: Thankyou for your question James Since it was not an elder or church leader that sent the letter to you, my guess is that is probably is a member of your church. That said, I personally don t think that church members should be sending any letter to...

Churches Of Christ: abuse, 2 corinthians 5, case god
2 corinthians 5, case god, defenseless children: Dear Teresa: It is obvious from various scriptures that the Lord has a special place in his heart for the defenseless --children, widows, elderly, etc. (Matthew 18:1-6; ). Anyone who mistreats one of these will be judged by God. How are you judged?...

Churches Of Christ: adultery, salavation, god answer
salavation, god answer, proceding: Hi! Bruce, I am glad that I could help. I didn t mean to imply that you definitely wanted back into the relationship. I could tell from reading that you still care for her. However, I have learned in this forum, when I cannot ask questions to pinpoint a...

Churches Of Christ: Why do you not answer what you are asked?, 1st corinthians, personal belief
1st corinthians, personal belief, personal trial: Hi! Pris, thank you for taking the time to ask. I believe John 3:16 when God says He loves the world. So do I. But, I also believe Matthew 7:14 where God says most of the world will be lost. I love everyone so much that I fight daily to see that as few...

Churches Of Christ: authority, jesus and the apostles, prophets in the old testament
jesus and the apostles, prophets in the old testament, chief cornerstone: Thankyou again for your question Mike If a believer started a church in an area that did not have one, that would be a blessing! Only a believer that understands the new testament would start a church and give it the name Church of Christ because they...

Churches Of Christ: BAPTISM, total immersion, water bath
total immersion, water bath, bath tub: Thankyou for your question Robert The Church of Christ believes in total immersion in water for baptism because that is what the word actually means and it has biblical reference (Acts. 8:32-40). If there were ever someone who recognized they needed...

Churches Of Christ: Baptism, alive in christ jesus, infant baptism
alive in christ jesus, infant baptism, roman catholic church: Hey Derek, If someone would like to become a member of a Church of Christ they must be a baptized believer. It doesn t matter in which church you were baptized as long as it was a biblical baptism (as we see it). We believe that baptism is a symbol of...

Churches Of Christ: Baptism, roman catholic church, lord jesus christ
roman catholic church, lord jesus christ, baptizm: Since baptizm is greatly talked about in the New Testament, the Church of Christ teaches greatly about it, baptizm is necessary (Acts 2:37-38), therefore, it is not an option or opinion that you can choose to do or not, it is a commandment. If a non-believer...

Churches Of Christ: Baptism, ethiopian eunuch, day of pentecost
ethiopian eunuch, day of pentecost, jesus ministry: Thankyou for your question Melanie Any baptized believer can baptize someone and it does not have to be the pastor only. Even in Jesus ministry it says his disciples baptized people, Jesus did not do the baptizing, nor did he command that the baptizing...

Churches Of Christ: Baptism concerning John, the Apostles, and Apollos, jesus disciples, gifts of the holy spirit
jesus disciples, gifts of the holy spirit, thief on the cross: Thankyou for your question Phil Concerning the thief, the belief is that he was saved simply because Jesus said so. We must remember that Jesus himself forgave people of their sins (ex. The woman caught in adultery) while He was here on earth, he had...

Churches Of Christ: Baptism, i corinthians 15, i corinthians 1
i corinthians 15, i corinthians 1, i corinthians 12: Hi! I am glad I have my mailbox nearly cleared. You are the second person to ask me a question today! I can answer the first half of the question with scripture, and the help of a good Greek Lexicon. The second half will have to be speculation only....

Churches Of Christ: Bible, spirit of truth, hebrews 1
spirit of truth, hebrews 1, christ god: Hi! Joe, this is an excellent question. Thank you for the opportunity to attempt an answer. I wish to state, from the beginning, I m not an expert in the field of archeology, and in this area, history, theology and archeology go pretty much hand in hand....

Churches Of Christ: baptism, father son and holy ghost, name of jesus
father son and holy ghost, name of jesus, baptisms: thankyou for your question Dustin In the COC we used acts 2:38 as our instruction on how to baptized people. So we baptized people in the name of Jesus. I have also heard baptisms in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost when someone gets baptized....

Churches Of Christ: baptism, marvin howard, adverbial phrases
marvin howard, adverbial phrases, dreams visions: Hi! Valeri, you raised two issues with this question. We will get to both of them. Thank you for allowing me to continue the explanation. ******************** Here is the Greek used in Acts 2:38 (taken from Strong s): G1519 ̓ eis ice...

Churches Of Christ: benevolence, conservative churches of christ, personal evangelism
conservative churches of christ, personal evangelism, denominational groups: Hi! Joy, it is an honor to answer your question. It is my prayer that it is adequate to inform you of a problem that has been a plague and debate since the 1950s. Usually, both sides say there is no Scripture on the subject. One side says that means...

Churches Of Christ: benevolence, liberal distribution, artificial separation
liberal distribution, artificial separation, blessing god: Yes. The Bible authorizes giving to the poor in many places. The distinction between giving as an individual Christian and giving collectively as a church is an artificial separation created by some. When I worship collectively with the church and sing,...

Churches Of Christ: bible, pope illinois, bible events
pope illinois, bible events, george pope: Hi! George, I am Christian; nothing more, nothing less. I am neither catholic nor protestant. Though there are a few religious names acceptable according to the Bible, not all practice accordingly. I am a member of the churches of Christ mentioned in Romans...

Churches Of Christ: biblical inquiry, marriage contract, free marriage
marriage contract, free marriage, rebel territory: Amram: Here are a few answers. If the woman was not a Christian at the time of her divorce, or her husband was unfaithful to her (commited adultery)then she is absolutly free spiritually to marry (Matthew 5:32). My wife does not believe that a woman forced...

Churches Of Christ: biblical inquiry, flesh of my flesh, beast of the field
flesh of my flesh, beast of the field, marriage contract: Hi! Amram, thank you for your question. Marriage is the first institution God made for man. Your inquiry, therefore, is quite important. I do not know all of the particulars in this situation, so I would like to present a lesson that would cover all possibilities....

Churches Of Christ: biblical inquiry, marriage contract, marriage laws
marriage contract, marriage laws, marriage and divorce: Dear Amram: Thanks for the question. The Bible teaches that it is God s will for two people to be married for life (Rom. 7:2; Matt. 19:6). The only exception for this was the one Jesus gave in Matthew 19:9 when the innocent is allowed to put away (divorce)...

Churches Of Christ: from the book of John, forgiveness of sins, word christ
forgiveness of sins, word christ, son of god: Hey Ken!, I hope that I am able to give you some good insight on your two questions. They are very good questions, many times people glance over statements like the two that you are asking about and never even consider their meaning! So I applaud you...

Churches Of Christ: bread and wine vs body and blood, jewish dietary law, 1 corinthians 11
jewish dietary law, 1 corinthians 11, fruit of the vine: Dear Jessica: Thank you for your question. When Jesus told about a special memorial supper in Matthew 26:26-29 and said, Take eat; this is My body... --do you think the disciples understood him to be speaking literally or figuratively? Obviously they...

Churches Of Christ: Catholics, going to heaven, obey god
going to heaven, obey god, question michael: Thankyou for your question Michael I think as Christians we should not worry about a particular group (in this case Catholics)that may or may not be going to heaven. For all that don t obey God before death, hell is there destination. I am not Catholic...

Churches Of Christ: Christmas &church of Christ, spring solstice, christmas traditions
spring solstice, christmas traditions, pagan holidays: I fully agree with you that this is a man-made holiday and is not commanded. Actually the origin is pagan. There is much you can find online that will go into detail all the origins of the Christmas traditions. The fact is that the early Catholic church...

Churches Of Christ: Church of Christ and Birth Control, human judgment, marving
human judgment, marving, presence of the lord: Hi! Sean, I offer my apologies at the delay in answering this. I am disabled, and had a crisis that needed to be handled in my congregation. When I finished with that, there was no way I could sit at my desk long enough to check anything. 2nd Timothy...

Churches Of Christ: Church of Christ believes, covenant relationship, father son and holy spirit
covenant relationship, father son and holy spirit, book of hebrews: First, I want to thank you for the opportunity to answer your questions. I firmly believe in both the Old and the New Testament. Yet, many in the denominational realm make the mistake of not separating the two. They are distinct testaments. What I mean is...

Churches Of Christ: Church of Christ doctrine, hymns and spiritual songs, true church of jesus christ
hymns and spiritual songs, true church of jesus christ, new testament church: Thankyou for your question Holly Members of the Church of Christ believe that Jesus only built one church (Matt. 16:18), in so believing, that one church is the one New Testament Church, which consist of the true church of Jesus Christ. Now, COC members...

Churches Of Christ: Church division, different denominations, protestant denominations
different denominations, protestant denominations, jesus prayer: Hi! Before I get to your question, I must give a brief church history leading up to the point in question. The churches of Christ were in existence at least 70 years before the split which became catholicism in about 425 A.D., let alone any protestant...

Churches Of Christ: Church Environment, purpose driven church, first sermon
purpose driven church, first sermon, church environment: Hi! Sister Faye, I am truly saddened to hear of your situation. I put this off to the end of my three days trying to come up with an answer for you which would sound somewhat intelligent. You dearly love your congregation. This is evident in your question....

Churches Of Christ: Church Location, west campbell road, buckingham rd
west campbell road, buckingham rd, churches of christ: Hi! Brother Chris, I thank you for the opportunity to be of service. I will be glad to give you what I find. However, I must warn you, some of this information is transitory in nature. Phone numbers and contacts may change without warning. Also, I cannot...

Churches Of Christ: Church, dead sea scrolls, jewish sects
dead sea scrolls, jewish sects, justin martyr: Hi! M.M., the doctrines of catholicism have not remained the same since the fourth century. Their own history records changes, contrary to Galatians 1:8-9, all the way through it. I have dates as late as 1870 where the pope first claimed infallibility,...

Churches Of Christ: Churches of CHrist Protestant?, chruch of christ, neutral perspective
chruch of christ, neutral perspective, catholic theology: Hi! Zarove, I agree with you. We do not believe in faith alone, for this is anti-Biblical (James 2:24-26), and therefore anti-Christ(ian). The leaders of the imposters realize we teach this in accordance with Scripture, but the rank and file members are...

Churches Of Christ: Churches of Christ, disciples of christ, churches of christ
disciples of christ, churches of christ, background purposes: Hi! Sonita, this is a history question more than anything else. It is not my strongest suit, but I will answer to the best of my knowledge and ability. I will try to show dates on these splits where I can find them. I will, also, try to include some major...

Churches Of Christ: Churches of Christ, congregationalist church, churches of christ
congregationalist church, churches of christ, congregationalists: Hi! Joshua, thank you for the chance to answer this for you. I love the subject of church history, even though it is one of my weakest subjects in my opinion (at least during the era of pre-1793). I will do my best to research this for you. You actually...

Churches Of Christ: Churches of Christ, churches of christ, reformed tradition
churches of christ, reformed tradition, t claim: Danny, Thank you for your questions! I would be more than happy to give you a brief history/overview of the Church of Christ. If you care to hear more details just let me know! So here we go... 1. Can you tell me a bit about your denomination, like...

Churches Of Christ: Communion, 1 corinthians 11, sacrificial lamb
1 corinthians 11, sacrificial lamb, question michael: Thankyou for your question Michael The Church of Christ and Catholics have a different interpretation of Communion when it comes to Jesus being physically there at communion. We go according to 1 Corinthians 11:23-30 where Jesus instucts the apostles to...

Churches Of Christ: Communion, musical instuments, melody music
musical instuments, melody music, colossians 3: Thankyou for your question Pam In 1 Cor. 11:23-30 it describes the reason we are to take the Lord s Supper (Communion), but you are right it does not say when we are to take it. For that we need to go to Acts 20:7 On the first day of the week the verse...

Churches Of Christ: Communion, open communion, protestant denominations
open communion, protestant denominations, adult baptism: Hey Derek!, Thanks for the question! I hope that I am able to answer your question clearly, if I don t, just let me know and I ll take another stab at it! So here we go... 1. Can Christians but non-members of Church of Christ, such as Eastern Orthodox,...

Churches Of Christ: Confusion!, churches of christ, roman army
churches of christ, roman army, millennialism: I am very thankful that you are willing to let me have an opportunity to respond to you as well. The expert you thought went way off in left field is a friend, but I do not agree with him on much of what Matt.24:29-32 or Revelation means. I am pretty...

Churches Of Christ: Crucifixion, god jesus, beginning with god
god jesus, beginning with god, spirit of man: Hi! Ken, thank you for the question. I will do my best to answer it for you. I am sure you believe Jesus was God on Earth, as well as being human. John 1:1-5 & 14, In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same...

Churches Of Christ: Being called Reverend, human frailty, psalm 111
human frailty, psalm 111, scriptural reasoning: Hi! Hassan, I replied to your question, at length. I looked it over, after I sent it, and saw that I missed a small set of punctuation marks. When I sent the reply to correct my error, I think it wiped out my original answer, overwriting it. I saved it,...

Churches Of Christ: church of Christ and procreation, gene cloning, human fetus
gene cloning, human fetus, human cloning: On these two issues the major underlying issue is life. My wife and I agree that the forms of birth control that do not allow the joining of a sperm and egg are acceptable as they do not destroy a viable human life. As we believe that life begins at conception...

Churches Of Christ: church of christ, body of christ church, lord jesus christ
body of christ church, lord jesus christ, biblical answers: Dear Onaga: Sorry for the delay in answering as I have been out of town... First of all, the church of Christ is not a denomination. It is not our church in any sense but belongs to the Lord Jesus Christ. The church of Christ by definition is simply...

Churches Of Christ: church of christ, house of god, children of god
house of god, children of god, salutation: Thankyou for you question Joy Can we call the Lord s Church anything we want to? Well, we can not if we want to stay with the scriptures. First off, the name Church of Christ is scripural (Romans 16:16) named by Paul in salutation. Jesus told the...

Churches Of Christ: church of christ, proper designation, 1st corinthians
proper designation, 1st corinthians, different denominations: Hi! Joy, it is an honor and privilege to answer this for you. I am sorry that I had to take a couple of days away form my ministry due to illness, but I have returned. Churches of Christ is one, proper designation for the church, but it is not the...

Churches Of Christ: why are church of christ so..., churches of christ, gospel of christ
churches of christ, gospel of christ, coc: Thankyou for your question Wanda I wish I had the complete answer to why any so called Christian would be mean in or out of church, but I do not. In Churches of Christ or any other church those who want to spread the gospel of Christ should not do...

Churches Of Christ: church heaven, church jesus, going to heaven
church jesus, going to heaven, blessed day: Thankyou for you question Clarence I would hope and pray that members of the Church of Christ worldwide believe they are going to heaven because it is according to God s Word. I know it is politically incorrect for us to make that kind of statement,...

Churches Of Christ: churches, assembly of god, word of god
assembly of god, word of god, church of christ: Thankyou for your question The Church of Christ does not believe that once saved always saved. Jesus had a parable about the seed (the word of God) and four separated instances where the cares of life can come in and take some away. Paul also spoke...

Churches Of Christ: clarification, male heirs, female slaves
male heirs, female slaves, institution of slavery: Hi! Kenny, I will be glad to address these issues for you. I know you believe the scriptures. Do you know why you are able to believe? I know of no other piece of literature, anywhere, where the heros and heroines are portrayed exactly the way they are....

Churches Of Christ: clarification, male heirs, female slaves
male heirs, female slaves, institution of slavery: Kenny: Thanks for your Bible questions. With some of these questions pertaining to matters of ancient Jewish law, you may wish to do some personal research from scholars who have written and researched in some of these areas. Gen.19:31-36 --what Lot...

Churches Of Christ: collection, married couple, jeanette
married couple, jeanette, scriptures: Thankyou for your question Jeanette It is not against the scripture to give money together as a married couple, just determine in your heart to give cheerfully to the Lord. Example: say that u determined to give 30 dollars on Sunday and your husband determined...

Churches Of Christ: Is this correct...., committing adultery, brother in christ
committing adultery, brother in christ, research answers: Hi! Brother Hasan, I am more than happy to help you finish in addressing this issue. Your points are quite clear. Before we begin, I want to ask you a hypothetical question. In its answer, you will find the answer to both parts of this latest inquiry. ...

Churches Of Christ: The cross of Christ, baptismal regeneration, water baptism
baptismal regeneration, water baptism, churches of christ: Hi! Anthony, I deeply appreciate the opportunity you have given me to answer your questions. I am honored to have been chosen by you. From reading your questions, it seems clear to me that you have some inaccurate understanding of what is taught by the...

Churches Of Christ: very curious, women preachers, leadership duties
women preachers, leadership duties, relationship with god: Hi Cierra! The short answer to your question is no. But there are some members and a few congregations that do teach one or more of the ideas you ve expressed. However, there are more that do not. Let s take them one at a time.... Do yall really believe...

Churches Of Christ: Declared legally dead, jewish tradition, jewish burial
jewish tradition, jewish burial, jewish law: From my research I see no specific requirement that a person had to be dead a certain amount of time to be declared dead. Jewish tradition and the Talmud specifically require that a body be buried as quickly as possible. The bodies were generally wrapped...

Churches Of Christ: Denomination, jesus christ the son of god, galatians 3
jesus christ the son of god, galatians 3, jesus answer: Thanks for the clarification. There are many who do not have a New Testament understanding of what the church is and isn t. When I say that I am a Christian, a member of the church of Christ, I mean EXACTLY that. I am a Christian --a disciple and follower...

Churches Of Christ: Divorce, divorce and remarriage, first mistake
divorce and remarriage, first mistake, churches of christ: Nathan, I deeply appreciate you giving me an opportunity to answer you. You claim that I contradict the word of God, but you are not correct and I am more than happy to help you to understand God s Word more accurately. The majority of the churches of Christ...

Churches Of Christ: dancing, tasteful music, line dancing
tasteful music, line dancing, bible verses: Dear Gene, I havent found any scripture to dictate one way or the other. I have looked for an answer myself for sometime now. All I can give you is my opinions. Which aren t worth much in this matter. But here it is anyhow. As long as it is modest...

Churches Of Christ: darwinism and evolution, church creeds, rocks and fossils
church creeds, rocks and fossils, mysteries of the earth: I deeply appreciate your choosing me to answer this question. I will be more than happy to help you as best I can. One problem I have though is that there is not a book of church creeds or doctrines that would make the entire church of Christ have one official...

Churches Of Christ: In the days of Noah/Lot, angels of heaven, heaven and earth
angels of heaven, heaven and earth, son of man: Hi! Ernie, I am sorry that it took so long for me to respond. I have been experimenting with a new video program. It all depends on the point of view. One can be taken to the cleaners, and left for broke by the same catalyst, at the same time. ...

Churches Of Christ: death and judgement day, death and judgement, marvin howard
death and judgement, marvin howard, bible study group: Hi! Mary, I have been wondering, how did the class receive this information? Was it new to them? Had they forgotten? Was it understandable? Was it studied further? When any information I give is passed to others, I always wonder this. It is God s Word,...

Churches Of Christ: denominations, horseshoes and hand grenades, holy spirit baptism
horseshoes and hand grenades, holy spirit baptism, holiness movement: Hi! Tim, I wish I knew the motive behind your question. I will do my best to answer it. Firstly, the churches of Christ are not a denomination. However, there are denominations which split and use the same description. For more information on this, please...

Churches Of Christ: denominations, christian denominations, churches of christ
christian denominations, churches of christ, belief systems: Thankyou for your question Tim That is a difficult question to answer based on the fact that I do not know all the belief systems of every denomination that called themselves Christian. Therefore I can t say who is the closest to the Churches of Christ....

Churches Of Christ: depression, christian counselor, hebrews 6
christian counselor, hebrews 6, ponography: Hi Toby, I am thankful that you chose me to ask your questions. I am also aware that you have asked at least one other expert here, but the more help the better. The fact that you have bipolar disorder should make you aware that you really need professional...

Churches Of Christ: depression, spiritual points, hebrews 6
spiritual points, hebrews 6, taking medicine: Hi! Toby, please forgive my delay. You ask a very tough question; one that is part medical in nature. I needed the time to compose and formulate an acceptable answer. I cant advise any specific course of action for you in that aspect. With that said,...

Churches Of Christ: depression, hebrews 6, ponography
hebrews 6, ponography, becoming a christian: Thankyou for your question Toby I do hope you always feel secure in your relationship to God. Since you have been baptized into Christ and are a part of His family ANYTIME you repent you are forgiven. So in God s perspective you are a forgiven man....

Churches Of Christ: deuteronomy 14 + 26, levites, fatherless and the widow
levites, fatherless and the widow, tithe: I do agree with your study and the math. You are correct about what the Israelites were instructed regarding tithes. The only thing that concerns me at all is your statement that 3.33% annually is what most evangelicals give according to statistics. ...

Churches Of Christ: deuteronomy 14 + 26, levites, fatherless and the widow
levites, fatherless and the widow, tithe: Hi! Joshua, I believe you are correct. I believe that one account is the command to give, while the other is detailed instruction on following the command. There are many cases where one thing is retold in Scripture. One of the best examples of this is...

Churches Of Christ: difference, greek catholics, false doctrines
greek catholics, false doctrines, fruit of the vine: Hi! Michael, I will do my best to answer this. For such a short question it has quite an involved answer. There are many differences. I will stick to some of the most noticable, and the most important. I will try to be brief. First, let me note, there...

Churches Of Christ: difference, church in the new testament, false doctrines
church in the new testament, false doctrines, baptizm: Thankyou for the question Michael The Church of Christ adheres only to the Word of God and its doctrine and requirements. While many other churches claim the same thing, it is not true if you truly know the word of God. Our doctrines about baptizm (Acts...

Churches Of Christ: doctirnes, nicaean creed, nicaea
nicaean creed, nicaea, tist: Historically the first major issue that divided the church was how Jesus was divine, was He a deity on level with God Himself or was He subordinate/under God as a created being. Both Factions agreed Jesus to be divine, so Constantine decreed a meeting in...

Churches Of Christ: Elders, testament states, tdprs
testament states, tdprs, new testament: Good question, I honestly thing it would hinder on what was the reason that the man was divorced. The New Testament states the one reason that God will allow divorce is adultery. If the ex-wife of this man committed adultery and that was the reason he divorced...

Churches Of Christ: Elders, committeth adultery, tdprs
committeth adultery, tdprs, man in question: Hi! Rhonda, my feelings count for naught. Let s see what scripture says. Elders can be proven to be Pastors, Bishops, and Presbyters. This is not talking about the preacher, as most would believe. What are the Biblical requirements for bishops (elders)?...

Churches Of Christ: End Times, great trumpet, roman army
great trumpet, roman army, responce: Hi! Chris, I apologize for my reply taking so long. I am quite busy at the moment, and perhaps I should set my vacation dates with All Experts to reflect this. After further examination, I now believe that this is a prophecy with a more lengthy fulfillment,...

Churches Of Christ: End Times, old testament book, matthew 24
old testament book, matthew 24, church of christ: Somes, I think member of the Church get caught up with only the New Testament and forget about the Old Testament. I think the prophecy in Daniel has yet to be fulfilled, when Jesus mentions Daniel in Matt. 24 he was validating Daniel (saying in effect this...

Churches Of Christ: Eternal Life, carl springer, promise of life
carl springer, promise of life, time adam: Dear Mr. Springer, There was an emphasis on material wealth, however, this was not the main focus. Job speaks of God s salvation in Job 13: 15-17. I know there are verses before this but cannot find them right now. Let me know if you want...

Churches Of Christ: Evidence, new testament church, acts chapter
new testament church, acts chapter, acts of worship: The main evidence for the Church of Christ is found in scripture. Paul names it in Romans 16:16 and since it is named, it had to be founded already in the New Testament. We believe it was established on the Day of Pentecost (Acts Chapter 2). Since it is...

Churches Of Christ: Evidence, jewish historian, works of josephus
jewish historian, works of josephus, complete works: What specific evidence are you looking for? If you are just looking for general evidence, I suggest you look at the complete works of Josephus, the jewish historian. Church History is one of my favorite subjects, all Church history. If you are looking for...

Churches Of Christ: Find a Congregation, lake chapala mexico, chapala jalisco mexico
lake chapala mexico, chapala jalisco mexico, lake chapala area: Hi! Brother Ritenour, how did your search go? I pray you have found a sound congregation and are blessed by your work in Chapala! My thoughts are with you and yours, brother. In His Service, Marvin Howard preacherman_1962@yahoo.com preacherman_1962@bellsouth.net...

Churches Of Christ: Find a congregation in Murrieta , CA., e mail address, lake elsinore ca
e mail address, lake elsinore ca, doug cole: Hi! Sister Donna, lightning struck my phoneline over a month ago. I am disabled and live in a remote area. The phone company just now fixed my line. I am dreadfully sorry I could not access another terminal to answer your question sooner. It does my...

Churches Of Christ: First Principles, christianity god, first principles
christianity god, first principles, chapter and verse: Thankyou for your question By first principles I take that to mean what Christians have to do, say, act, live, or respond to please God. Obviously you have to find them in the New Testament. I would start with the writings of Paul to the churches (Romans-Thessalonians),...

Churches Of Christ: authority, canon of scripture, putting the cart before the horse
Churches Of Christ: authority, canon of scripture, putting the cart before the horse, cart before the horse

Churches Of Christ: Baptism, remission of sin, christian baptism
Churches Of Christ: Baptism, remission of sin, christian baptism, book of acts

Churches Of Christ: Baptism concerning John, the Apostles, and Apollos, follower of john, result james
Churches Of Christ: Baptism concerning John, the Apostles, and Apollos, follower of john, result james, andrew simon

Churches Of Christ: from the book of John, mashiach, anointed one
Churches Of Christ: from the book of John, mashiach, anointed one, christos

Churches Of Christ: bread and wine vs body and blood, jewish dietary law, sacrifice jesus
Churches Of Christ: bread and wine vs body and blood, jewish dietary law, sacrifice jesus, jessica wilson

Churches Of Christ: Catholics, teachings of christ, denomination
Churches Of Christ: Catholics, teachings of christ, denomination, church of christ

Churches Of Christ: Church of Christ and Birth Control, oral contraceptives, eggs
Churches Of Christ: Church of Christ and Birth Control, oral contraceptives, eggs, morning after pills

Churches Of Christ: Church of Christ doctrine, music weather, musical praise
Churches Of Christ: Church of Christ doctrine, music weather, musical praise, galatians 5 22

Churches Of Christ: Communion, kevin simmons, first communion
Churches Of Christ: Communion, kevin simmons, first communion, roman catholics

Churches Of Christ: very curious, image god, sons of god
Churches Of Christ: very curious, image god, sons of god, image of god

Churches Of Christ: dancing, scriptural principles, bible
Churches Of Christ: dancing, scriptural principles, bible

Churches Of Christ: death and judgement day, spiritual state, true god
Churches Of Christ: death and judgement day, spiritual state, true god, quram

Churches Of Christ: difference, trust jesus christ, repentant sinner
Churches Of Christ: difference, trust jesus christ, repentant sinner, water baptism

Churches Of Christ: doctirnes, council of nicaea, vital decisions
Churches Of Christ: doctirnes, council of nicaea, vital decisions, canon of scripture

Churches Of Christ: End Times, god in heaven, community churches
Churches Of Christ: End Times, god in heaven, community churches, ultimate sacrifice

Churches Of Christ: Evidence, barton stone, alexander campbell
Churches Of Christ: Evidence, barton stone, alexander campbell, campbell thomas

Churches Of Christ: First Principles, marvin howard, galatians 3
Churches Of Christ: First Principles, marvin howard, galatians 3, romans 10

Churches Of Christ: Gays, satan disciples, jesus said to peter
Churches Of Christ: Gays, satan disciples, jesus said to peter, judgement day

Churches Of Christ: gifts of the Holy Spirit, 1st corinthians, christlike life
Churches Of Christ: gifts of the Holy Spirit, 1st corinthians, christlike life, loving manner

Churches Of Christ: heaven, gift of god is eternal life, god in heaven
Churches Of Christ: heaven, gift of god is eternal life, god in heaven, blood of the lamb

Churches Of Christ: no subject, asperations, book of acts
Churches Of Christ: no subject, asperations, book of acts, restoration movement

Churches Of Christ: Individual benevolence, false doctrine, private businesses
Churches Of Christ: Individual benevolence, false doctrine, private businesses, wards

Churches Of Christ: Jesus turning water into wine, drinking in moderation, wine
Churches Of Christ: Jesus turning water into wine, drinking in moderation, wine, bible

Churches Of Christ: language, accurate translation, word translation
Churches Of Christ: language, accurate translation, word translation, literal word

Churches Of Christ: language, l ron hubbard, islam and christianity
Churches Of Christ: language, l ron hubbard, islam and christianity, jesus christ of latter day saints

Churches Of Christ: Music, hymns and spiritual songs, 1 corinthians 14
Churches Of Christ: Music, hymns and spiritual songs, 1 corinthians 14, testament music

Churches Of Christ: mark 16:9-16, gospel of nicodemus, theological diversity
Churches Of Christ: mark 16:9-16, gospel of nicodemus, theological diversity, justin martyr

Churches Of Christ: music, 1 corinthians 13, book of hebrews
Churches Of Christ: music, 1 corinthians 13, book of hebrews, galatians 6

Churches Of Christ: No musical instruments? hhuummmm..., colossians 3, pagans
Churches Of Christ: No musical instruments? hhuummmm..., colossians 3, pagans, hinges

Churches Of Christ: Non-Instrumental, bible church, instrumental music
Churches Of Christ: Non-Instrumental, bible church, instrumental music, church history

Churches Of Christ: Qualifying Elders
Churches Of Christ: Qualifying Elders

Churches Of Christ: Speaking in toungues, speaking in tongues, 1 corinthians
Churches Of Christ: Speaking in toungues, speaking in tongues, 1 corinthians, new testament

Churches Of Christ: One True Church / Instruments, person plural, second person
Churches Of Christ: One True Church / Instruments, person plural, second person, baptism

Churches Of Christ: just a few questions about the COC, going to heaven, godly example
going to heaven, godly example, god almighty: thankyou for your question Carolyn I will answer your questions in order, members of the Church of Christ believe only in the Bible, so as far as the ones going to Heaven what does the Word have to say about it? The bible says the saved will get to heaven,...

Churches Of Christ: Gays, god game, god made man
god game, god made man, sex before marriage: Yes it is true that God made all of us, but he did not make us wrong or gay. We as human being are wrong when we violate God s will as He reveals it in his word. IF you are a believer in that word you will repent and turn back to God when you do wrong. ...

Churches Of Christ: Gifts of the Spirit, scribes and pharisees, interpretation of the bible
scribes and pharisees, interpretation of the bible, bible knowledge: Hi Sarah, First I want to thank you for choosing to ask me questions regarding the Holy Spirit. I deeply appreciate anyone wanting to help me to know God s Word better and every time I answer a question here, I grow in my Bible knowledge. Unfortunately,...

Churches Of Christ: Who is GOD?, patience of god, hebrews 11
patience of god, hebrews 11, exodus 3: Dear Juan: Who is God? In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth... The name God is a designation for the one responsible for all creation. Obviously someone other than man did all this! God is described in Scripture as being infinite,...

Churches Of Christ: God's House, church of the living god, according to scripture
church of the living god, according to scripture, resurrection of christ: The scripture you are referring to is But if I tarry long, that thou mayest know how thou oughtest to behave thyself in the house of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and ground of the truth. (1 Tim 3:15) the key being the church of...

Churches Of Christ: God's Sovereignty, doctrine of predestination, bible prophecy
doctrine of predestination, bible prophecy, romans 9: Hi! JG, having answered that question over 10 weeks ago, I had to refresh my memory. Indeed, God does have sovereignity in all things. Indeed, He does have foreknowledge of what we will do. However, He does not force us to do these things. Neither does...

Churches Of Christ: gifts of the Holy Spirit, marvin howard, gifts of the holy spirit
marvin howard, gifts of the holy spirit, corinthians 13: Hi! Patricia, thank you for the opportunity to assist you in your learning. I began my online ministry over 4 years ago, and the third lesson I ever preached online was on this very topic. I am going to include it here, below my signature but that you may...

Churches Of Christ: gifts of the Holy Spirit, music education student, pentecostal churches
music education student, pentecostal churches, gifts of the holy spirit: Yes I truly believe that the miraculous gifts were to help in the establishment of the church and they are no longer given to anyone once the apostles died. They served a purpose and that purpose is no longer needed. If you would like a more detailed explaination,...

Churches Of Christ: gifts of the Holy Spirit, first century church, gifts of the holy spirit
first century church, gifts of the holy spirit, corinthians chapter: Thankyou for your question Patricia I went back and studied 1 Corinthians Chapter 12 yesterday and my ideas about the chapter stem from all those supernatural gifts that were there at the beginning to equip (build up) the church. It says in that chapter...

Churches Of Christ: Head Coverings, ye followers, 1 corinthians 11
ye followers, 1 corinthians 11, i corinthians: Hi! Sister Boyce, I am unsure if I can answer this, but I will try. Firstly, even if it isn t going to be used, I am going to include the reference, and brief a brief comment, for others who may read this Q/A. I Corinthians 11:1-16, Be ye followers...

Churches Of Christ: Healing & Forgiveness in Advance of Suffering, jews and gentiles, isaiah 53
jews and gentiles, isaiah 53, levitical law: Hi! Larry, this is a well thought out question. We are carnal men, trying to understand spiritual things, yet I will do my best to answer it to your satisfaction. Yes, Jesus is fully God. Even while in the flesh and fully man, He was still God. The...

Churches Of Christ: Healing & Forgiveness in Advance of Suffering, old testement, prophacies
old testement, prophacies, isaiah 53: Dear Larry, The forgiveness of sins is isntantly forgivin. And Jesus aways had the power to save. And this was all to fullfill the prophacies in the old testement. Thank You for your time ...

Churches Of Christ: Healing & Forgiveness in Advance of Suffering, jesus is the lamb, isaiah 53
jesus is the lamb, isaiah 53, god has the power: Larry: You have some interesting thoughts and I m not sure there is a definitive answer. I believe that Jesus drew power and authority from both (1) His Person as God, and from (2) the surety of His sacrificial death. --the latter because such was Heaven...

Churches Of Christ: Hell and Goodness of God, marvin howard, goodness of god
marvin howard, goodness of god, romans 10: Hi! I agree with you as to the meaning of your reference in Matthew. Your knowledge of the what is correct. I have a beginning knowledge of the horrors of Hell. To see what I have garnered from Scripture about it, go to http://www.geocities.com/preacherman_1962/Archives/archive4.html...

Churches Of Christ: Help Please, king james version of the holy bible, ethics and morality
king james version of the holy bible, ethics and morality, world labels: Hi! Kiza, I commend you in your search to understand that which your future husband believes. This space is very limited, and there is no possible way that I can provide all the information that you seek here. I will give you a brief overview, and then...

Churches Of Christ: Holy Ghost, day of pentecost, god jesus
day of pentecost, god jesus, holy ghost: I believe the Holy Ghost to be the third person of the Godhead who was sent on the day of Pentecost in Acts 2, just as Jesus told the apostles. He told them the Holy Spirit would come to be the Comforter and to also convict the world of sin. He also told...

Churches Of Christ: Holy Spirit Baptism, holy spirit baptism, receiving the holy spirit
holy spirit baptism, receiving the holy spirit, forgiveness: Ken, First let me apologize for the answer I am about to give you! I am not going to be in the office for awhile and don t have much time to answer your question before I leave. So if my answer isn t very in depth please forgive me. Your question deserves...

Churches Of Christ: Homosexuality, gift of god is eternal life, jesus christ our lord
gift of god is eternal life, jesus christ our lord, wages of sin is death: Hi! Pam, what I think, or what I like are not important. Let s look at what God says. Romans 6:19-23, I speak after the manner of men because of the infirmity of your flesh: for as ye have yielded your members servants to uncleanness and to iniquity...

Churches Of Christ: Hosea 2, acts chapter, 2 corinthians
acts chapter, 2 corinthians, calvery: Hi! L.J., I agree with you, going to Acts is a bad source of proof for our giving. It must, as you say, be harmonized with Paul for a proper understanding. However, the two together may be used to prove a further point based on the solidity of 1st Corinthians...

Churches Of Christ: House of God, new testament period, marvin howard
new testament period, marvin howard, church of the living god: Hi! Brother Ernie, this is an excellent question. In fact, it is one that I debated to a degree with another man who once served in the eldership with me at Braswell. Before we begin, we need some etymological background. Μονή...

Churches Of Christ: Household of God, jesus and the apostles, marvin howard
jesus and the apostles, marvin howard, strangers and sojourners: Hi! M.M., you lost me. First you say, I believe and have been taught by the church that though they go hand and hand different foundations are being referred to. Then you say, I never said that there are two foundations to the church, nor did I say there...

Churches Of Christ: heaven, heaven is a place, going to heaven
heaven is a place, going to heaven, relationship with god: I am not a Protestant so I don t know all their beliefs. Heaven is a place where everyone wants to be but on this time side of life some are not willing to obey God and do what He tells them to do to get there. There is the whole crux of our relationship...

Churches Of Christ: Oh come now- there's no such..., new testement, day of pentecost
new testement, day of pentecost, sola scriptura: Thanks again Johann There is such a thing as a non-denominational church, it is the church that Jesus died for and that was not founded by a man. Jesus did come to build His church (Matt. 16:18)so His church is the one that matters, making His church...

Churches Of Christ: hello how is it that..., paul moses, right with god
paul moses, right with god, god and man: Troy: I do not know the answer to your question. If a criminal is truly sorry for his crime and has made things right with God and man (served his time or made restitution, etc.), I do not understand why he would not be received by a local church. Aren...

Churches Of Christ: homosexuality, intimate acts, ungodly behavior
intimate acts, ungodly behavior, homosexual relationship: Mary: In view of the present situation in our country, I expect to get more inquires re: homosexual behavior. Thank you for your question. Yes, God loves the homosexual person but hates his behavior. 1 Cor. 6:9-11 tells us that (1) homosexuality is...

Churches Of Christ: Individual benevolence, salvation army bucket, orphans home
salvation army bucket, orphans home, benevolent institutions: Landy: Thanks for the good question. I would place your inquiry into the same category as things such as --can an individual Christian contibute from his own pocket to a Baptist orphan s home? Or a Catholic orphan s home? Or the United Way? Or put...

Churches Of Christ: "iglesia", archived sermons, word church
archived sermons, word church, kaleo: Hi! Thank you for the opportunity to answer this for you. My apologies for the time delay; I am disabled, and have been unable to sit at my desk for several days. The English word church, and the Spanish word iglesia, come from the Greek ekklesia...

Churches Of Christ: instrumental music, ourworld compuserve, marvin howard
ourworld compuserve, marvin howard, early church history: Hi! Ken, thank you for the chance to answer this question for you. I am far from a historian, but this is one specific subject where I am stronger than most. Here is the exact quote, followed by its author: I have no objection to the organ in our chapel,...

Churches Of Christ: intercessions of the saints, apostles creed, romans 8
apostles creed, romans 8, hey derek: Hey Derek, Thank you so much for your question! I ll do my best to answer your question about the intercession of the saints, if you need more info just let me know! 1. Since we could and do always ask our fellow earthly Christians to pray with...

Churches Of Christ: interpretation of wording in quotes, tribes of israel, genesis 6
tribes of israel, genesis 6, sons of god: Hi! Rhonda, it is nice to hear from you again. You were the one asking me the question about elders earlier, I believe. There have been many possible explanations offered for this. I will give you the one which seems to make the most sense in light...

Churches Of Christ: Jesus as the Christ:, new world translation, marvin howard
new world translation, marvin howard, jehovah s witnesses: Hi! Ken, in contrast to my last question, this is so brief, I am not quite sure I understand which answers you seek. I will attempt to answer, but if I miss the gist of your question, I would appreciate the opportunity to do a follow up for you. A) Jesus...

Churches Of Christ: Jesus death resurrection, resurrection day, julian calendar
resurrection day, julian calendar, leap years: From a simple point of view Good Friday was the day of Crucifixion and Easter Sunday was the resurrection day. If you want an actual historical date, I am sorry to inform you that it is almost impossible to figure. In the middle ages our society switched...

Churches Of Christ: Jesus in the O.T., bible genesis, testament scripture
bible genesis, testament scripture, beginning with god: Hi! Ken, Jesus existence in the Old Testament is a fascinating study. I am still learning much on this, but will gladly share what I have found. Of course, the name Jesus is not mentioned. There are several prophecies of Him. Also, the New Testament...

Churches Of Christ: Jesus turning water into wine, water into wine, jesus turned water into wine
water into wine, jesus turned water into wine, sweet cider: Kay: That Jesus turned water into cider is certainly news to me. Jesus turned water into wine. The word wine was a generic term that could mean fermented or unfermented (it was used much like our word drink ). The context of the passage would...

Churches Of Christ: John 4:24, worship statues, christian followers
worship statues, christian followers, god is spirit: Thankyou for your question Ken. John is outlining how we as Christian followers should worship God in Spirit and in Truth. Notice what John says before that in John 4:24 God is a spirit. God is a spirit and we must worship Him so, not making God a material...

Churches Of Christ: Judging the Bible, eternal inheritance, blood of the cross
eternal inheritance, blood of the cross, death of jesus: Kevin: The books of I & II Maccabees are included in the Catholic Bible. It is part of what is called the apocrypha. These writings were never accepted by Jewish scholars as inclusive in the Old Testament canon. II Maccabbes never made any pretense...

Churches Of Christ: john 3:13, sinful men, crucifiction
sinful men, crucifiction, sheol: In John 3:13 Jesus is refering to the fact that noone had ever ascended to heaven, not even Elijah or Enoch. The term used in the OT in the story of Elijah does not mean he went directly to heaven, it means he was taken into the sky. Enoch and Elijah, the...

Churches Of Christ: Life after death, false doctrines, complete bible
false doctrines, complete bible, churches of christ: Hi! Anthony, yes, we do believe in the Bible alone. It is easy to see why when shown. Let s begin with the birth of the church before any power grabs were successfully made. Notice this in the first sermon ever preached. Acts 2:22, Ye men of Israel,...

Churches Of Christ: Lord's Supper, monthly observances, marvin howard
monthly observances, marvin howard, false doctrines: Hi! Bryan, I am afraid I am in the same boat as you are on this. I have seen nothing about this. I just know that they do it. I do have a plausible theory on why, but have never heard when the practice was adopted. I believe the infrequency (or NOT partaking...

Churches Of Christ: The Lord Supper, feast of unleavened bread, sabbath day
feast of unleavened bread, sabbath day, feast days: The Sabbath is an Old Testament day of rest. The general Sabbath came every seventh day of the week (Exodus 20:8-11) but there were feast days that were also called Sabbaths that may or may not have fell on the seventh day of the week. The first and last...

Churches Of Christ: The Lord's Supper, 1 corinthians 11, blessed day
1 corinthians 11, blessed day, thankyou: Thankyou for your question Kristin, although the outiline for the Lord s Supper is found in 1 Corinthians 11 v.23-30 on how to go about the Lord s Supper, I do believe that as long as you and your son are Christians you can partake of it at home? My questions...

Churches Of Christ: Lord's supper, 1st corinthians, body and blood
1st corinthians, body and blood, lord jesus: Hi! Larry, I too have noticed this. It seems to be a trend. Though clear and specific instructions are given what and when to partake, not much is said on how to do so. 1st Corinthians 11:23-33, For I have received of the Lord that which also I delivered...

Churches Of Christ: The Lord's Table, paitents, churches of christ
paitents, churches of christ, searching the scriptures: Dear Phillip, With all do respect Phillip I think your reading too deep into it. This is like searching the scriptures for a schedual for the worship service. Seriously man just read it for what it is. They probably only did it in the evening...

Churches Of Christ: ladies class on being wifes of eleders in the Lords church, beast of the field, genesis 3
beast of the field, genesis 3, personal class: Hi! Sharon, I appreciate the opportunity to answer this. Since I am not a female, it is going to be hard for me to amplify on feelings and attitudes involved in this subject. Therefore, I will just list Scriptures unless otherwise warranted historically...

Churches Of Christ: language, koine greek, interlinear bible
koine greek, interlinear bible, jerusalem bible: The Bible was originally written in a variety of languages. The old testament was written in ancient Hebrew, then translated (by Jews who spoke the language)into Koine Greek (called the Septuagint, or the seventy). The new testament was written primarily...

Churches Of Christ: language, english translators, translation interpretation
english translators, translation interpretation, words of god: I believe it comes down to trusting God and knowing what He does is best for mankind. I believe in the originallity of the Bible and the fact that it had to be translated does not waver my belief. For example I had a New Living Translation (NLT) bible, that...

Churches Of Christ: language, jesus and the apostles, septuagint translation
jesus and the apostles, septuagint translation, hebrew writer: Jon, There are hundreds of different languages across the planet, written and spoken. There are thousands of dialects (5000 in Chinese alone!). Yet humans the world over are capable of communicating effectively and with time, precisely across language...

Churches Of Christ: language, greek new testament, false premise
greek new testament, false premise, original languages of the bible: Hi! John, thank you for giving me the chance to answer this for you. The Bible was, indeed, written in Greek (New Testament) and Hebrew (Old Testament), but not in the dead language of Latin. Both of the original languages are still spoken and living...

Churches Of Christ: love, reading 1, ourself
reading 1, ourself, god is love: Thankyou for your question First, we can know God and know about God through Jesus and His word. We can also know God through the Bible, the very reason it was given was for us to know God. I was actually reading 1,2&3 John this week and in it is say...

Churches Of Christ: love, fellow citizen, new covenant
fellow citizen, new covenant, iniquities: I am puzzled by your question. It is clear that you cannot love anyone unless you know them first. So you can t love God if you don t know Him. The only way to know God is through study of His Word. Jesus also said in Matthew that only the Son knows the Father...

Churches Of Christ: Mark 16:16, manuscript evidence, king james 1611
manuscript evidence, king james 1611, divine providence: Hi Raybert, Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to respond to you. I completely agree that God does not have to repeat Himself twice, but He does repeat Himself. I believe it is for emphasis at times, but not always. I do not believe that the second...

Churches Of Christ: Marriage, judy robertson, godly manner
judy robertson, godly manner, samaritan woman: thankyou Judy If your son and his wife never divorced, then they are still legally married and also still married in God s eyes. In the New Testament, the only reason for divorcing someone in a godly manner would be adultery (look at I and II Corinthians)....

Churches Of Christ: A Mediator, jewish publication society, jamieson fausset
jewish publication society, jamieson fausset, unjust judgment: Hi! Carl, thank you for the question. I have had to study on the first part, as I had never considered this statement from Job in any depth. First, let us study this passage, starting a little before that we may get the context. Job 9:28-35, I am afraid...

Churches Of Christ: Music in the church, matthew henery, ephesians 5
matthew henery, ephesians 5, john wesley: The problem with your point of view is that you rely upon one or two translations to backup your bias. I will now quote from Matthew Henery s Commentary By psalms may be meant David s psalms, or such composures as were fitly sung with musical instruments...

Churches Of Christ: Music, new testament times, hymns and spiritual songs
new testament times, hymns and spiritual songs, instrumental accompaniment: Dear Peggy: Thank you for writing and asking a very good question. It is difficult to answer your inquiry without knowing if you mean singing in concert with other Christians in an assembly or, for example, being alone and singing along with a spiritual...

Churches Of Christ: Musical Instruments, sweet incense, coals of fire
sweet incense, coals of fire, formal debates: Hi! JG, I would like you to know, from the start, the church is not a denomination as you suppose. So, the church does not have any teaching that is it s own, but rather we stand firmly on the Word of God rather than elevating a creed book to a higher position...

Churches Of Christ: Musical instruments, scriptural basis, new king james version
scriptural basis, new king james version, king james version: Dear AA, What scripture I give comes from the New King James version. There are plenty of verses stating to sing and by not metioning instruments it means they werent intended for worship. Romans 15:9, Ephisians 5:19, 1Corinthians 14:15, Hewbrews...

Churches Of Christ: Musical Worship, hymns and spiritual songs, old testement
hymns and spiritual songs, old testement, new testement: Dear Phillip, I have searched through many dictionaries for psalm and only one mentioned a musical instrument. In the Old Testement when they were talking about psalms and singing and what not, they usually mentioned harps or trumpets or something...

Churches Of Christ: What Must I Do to be Saved?, jesus is god, opportunity god
jesus is god, opportunity god, romans 10: Tina, I apologize for not answering this promptly. I am new to allexperts and this is my first question. For some reason, the question did not arrive in my e-mail. The Bible is very clear on this question: What must I do to be saved? First, a person...

Churches Of Christ: just making sure ,for I do study ., hebrews 10, memeber
hebrews 10, memeber, overseer: You are right, transfer of membership or attendance is not covered in the Bible, only not forsaking the assembly, so it becomes a matter of personal opinion. For me a transfer of membership to another congregation does not mean that you are not a member of...

Churches Of Christ: mark 16:9-16, greek manuscripts, vulgate version
greek manuscripts, vulgate version, teaching of jesus: Okay, thank you so much for clarifying your question for me. I do believe that I can help you. Mark 16:16 DOES belong in the Bible. Because it is missing from two of the oldest Greek manuscripts, and from some of the early versions, and because of certain...

Churches Of Christ: murder and more, determinate counsel, jesus death
determinate counsel, jesus death, wicked hands: Hi! You are correct in your assessment that abortion is murder. I applaud you for both your dilligence in this study, and your paying no heed to the loudest of the voices around you in trying to determine the truth. From Scripture, I can name several...

Churches Of Christ: music, god in the new testament, new testament church
god in the new testament, new testament church, day of pentecost: Thankyou again for your question Since the New Testament church was birthed in the new testament, it has to follow the instuctions of the new testament or it can not make a claim to be the Church. If the Church followed the old testament or simply a man-made...

Churches Of Christ: No musical instruments? hhuummmm..., old testement, new testement
old testement, new testement, virse: Dear Mr. Choka, Musical instruments were mentioned several times in the old testement. But not once is there anything about musical instruments in the new testement. Well it dont say not to Sure it dont, but if The Bible was to list everyting...

Churches Of Christ: Need some advice, marvin howard, beaumont tx
marvin howard, beaumont tx, brother chad: Hi! Brother Chad, I think this will be a wonderful experience for you. I will answer your question on the post where you list the points. I just have to do something here to appease the host site. In His Service, Marvin Howard preacherman_1962@yahoo.com...

Churches Of Christ: Need help with a question, graven image, ingrediants
graven image, ingrediants, spiritual songs: Thankyou Chad The way I feel about John 4:24 is that the Lord is seeking those who worship Him in spirit and in truth. It let s me know that in worship of the Lord there has to be two ingrediants:spirit and truth. We worship Him in spirit, with our spirit...

Churches Of Christ: Need help with a question, going through the motions, woman at the well
going through the motions, woman at the well, human spirit: The context of the verse is that Christ is answering the Samarian woman at the well about where to worship. Christ s answer is simply it doesn t matter where you worship it is the worship that matters. God desires true worship, the kind that pours from your...

Churches Of Christ: Need help with a question, true worshipers, word truth
true worshipers, word truth, truth of god: I thank you for giving me the opportunity to answer this question. How I feel about John 4:24 really does not matter. I fully accept it as truth as I do all of the Bible. In order to worship God in spirit and in truth we must understand that truth is on equal...

Churches Of Christ: Thanks for your answer. One more thing., study verses, ancient texts
study verses, ancient texts, man of god: Hi! Chad, thank you for your kind words. Also, thank you for the further opportunity to help. There are very few, direct Scriptures speaking to the direct function of the Spirit. We will see these, but I feel we can get as much information just from understanding...

Churches Of Christ: New Covenant, testament christians, testament laws
testament christians, testament laws, new covenant: Thankyou for this question Sydney We as New testament christians are under no obligations to live by any laws established in the old testament. Since old testament laws were designed for the Jews, they were for them since all other peoples where considered...

Churches Of Christ: Non-Instrumental, shaner, instrumentalists
shaner, instrumentalists, dear mr: Dear Mr. Shaner, Well the belief itself came from The Bible.Eph 5:19 If God would have wanted us to use instruments in worship he would have told us. Let me know if you want a follow up please let me know. ...

Churches Of Christ: The nature of Sin, christian viewpoint, death of jesus christ
christian viewpoint, death of jesus christ, different religions: Alyssa: Sin is what happens when man goes against the will of the Creator (God). If one believes that there is a God, an all-powerful Creator of heaven and earth (and Somebody bigger than me certainly did all of this...), then the next and logical conclusion...

Churches Of Christ: The nature of Sin, whole armor of god, armor of god
whole armor of god, armor of god, christian viewpoint: The question of sin is really a question of what is acceptable in the eyes of Almighty God. Sin from a Christian perspective is any action that is directly in opposition to God s Will or Word. Galatians tells us that the purpose of the Law (the Old Testament)...

Churches Of Christ: The nature of Sin, archery target, christian viewpoint
archery target, christian viewpoint, different religions: Hi! Alyssa, you are quite welcome. I will be more than happy to make an attempt at answering this. It is an involved subject. I will do as much as I can to simplify it, without detracting from the seriousness of it. I would like to start by looking at...

Churches Of Christ: The nature of Sin, christian viewpoint, different religions
christian viewpoint, different religions, unexcusable: Dear Alyssa, Sin by diffenition is: An act against God. Sin; is dispised by the saints Job 1:8, has consequences Exodus 20:5, is unexcusable Romans 1:20, is forbidden Exodus 20:20, is distructive Psalm 34:21, is Hated by God Deuteronomy 25:16,...

Churches Of Christ: The nature of Sin, christian viewpoint, different religions
christian viewpoint, different religions, book god: Thankyou for your question Alyssa My assessment of sin is anything we do that is in violation of God s laws and ways. I think sin comes about in two ways: total rebellion against God s law (doing whatever you want to do regardless of knowing God s ways...

Churches Of Christ: Old and New Law, romans 7, 1 corinthians 6
romans 7, 1 corinthians 6, christ jesus: Hi! Anthony, I do not mind the length of your question. In fact, a goodly amount of words allows me to get a better understanding of your question, and what it will take to give you a proper answer. To rephrase your question more simply, you are seeking...

Churches Of Christ: Oops..., brother chad, first sermon
brother chad, first sermon, passage jesus: Hi! Brother Chad, I have an entirely different method of preaching, as I never attended any training school. I understand the idea of using three points. It makes outlining easier. I have trouble picking three points and making them equal. I learned...

Churches Of Christ: Prayer, magic incantations, marvin howard
magic incantations, marvin howard, biblical scholar: Hi! J.C., I indirectly answerd one part of your question without doing so directly. I intended to do so, and forgot. I am sorry. You asked specifically how to reconcile the problem, and your views, with Jesus statement, Ask and it shall be given, located...

Churches Of Christ: Prayer, rabbi kushner, blessings and curses
rabbi kushner, blessings and curses, natural occurences: Hi! Nicholas, I am unfamiliar with this book. The way I see it, the best thing to use in explaining the Bible (and by extension all Bible subjects) is the Bible itself. However, the point you use for an example is one with which I happen to agree. I commend...

Churches Of Christ: Prayer, rabbi kushner, luke 11
rabbi kushner, luke 11, christian faith: Well Nicholas you ask a difficult question to answer without me flatly saying the Kushner is wrong. I understand Kushner s point, it mainly is about respect and the fact that God is not a cosmic genie to pop out of a lamp and give us what we want. One must...

Churches Of Christ: Prayer, magic incantations, prayer of jesus
magic incantations, prayer of jesus, biblical scholar: JC: Thanks for your question and a very good thought provoking one. It is a question that people have been asking for generations and, unfortunately, there is not an easy answer. In fact, I would be leery of anyone who had an easy explanation or felt...

Churches Of Christ: Providence, conscience sake, bible support
conscience sake, bible support, pilate: The answer to your question is yes there is scripture to support what your preacher says. Romans 13:1-7 1Let every soul be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and the authorities that exist are appointed by...

Churches Of Christ: Pulling the Plug, doctors oath, inconvence
doctors oath, inconvence, encyclopedia entry: Hi! Gary, I need to apologize for the delay. I had problems with my phone line, and just got my internet access restored. It seems to be a difficult question. I will gladly give you the information I have. Matthew 9:12, But when Jesus heard that, he...

Churches Of Christ: Why do some people say we are always saved once God accepts us, and others say no?, marvin howard, i corinthians 9
marvin howard, i corinthians 9, knowledge god: Hi! I assume you are asking why we believe it is wrong that you have been taught the doctrine of Calvin, Once saved, Always Saved. Let me ask. Are the apostles among the most righteous men of which you have ever seen or heard? I will presuppose your...

Churches Of Christ: prayer, new prayers, model prayer
new prayers, model prayer, bountiful blessing: Dear Dana, There is the model prayer in Luke 11:2-4. But like I said it is only a model. Or just tell them to talk from the heart, thank God for the day and his bountiful blessing each day, or just talk to God Hi God how are you doing... ,...

Churches Of Christ: predestination, wickedness, polluted bread
wickedness, polluted bread, lord of hosts: Hi! I will do my best to answer this for you. I don t see that God hated Esau before he was born. If I am missing that scripture, please let me know. I do find that He hated him; but everything I find on the subject is after the fact where Esau hated...

Churches Of Christ: public prayer, bible study class, meaningful prayer
bible study class, meaningful prayer, father son and holy spirit: Hi! Elliot, I will be glad to answer this for you. Searching for a more meaningful prayer life is always a noble effort. I preached a sermon online that I believe addresses this point, as well as many things about prayer. I will give it to you here, and...

Churches Of Christ: Qualifying Elders, car food, church of god
car food, church of god, elders: Thankyou Leonard While the bible does speak of the submission and obedience of the wife and children as qualifications for being an elder, it speaks of them as a household. The bible says that if a man can not rule over his own household, how can he...

Churches Of Christ: Question, true church of god, act of faith
true church of god, act of faith, methodist christian: Brison: Thanks for the good question. I think your preacher has a misunderstanding of what the church of Christ really is... Brison, I have no desire to be a part of any man-made denomination. I simply seek to be a Christian --a member (part of) the...

Churches Of Christ: Question, brother chad, time chad
brother chad, time chad, jesus teachings: My dear brother Chad, I can tell you what they are most likely looking for from you. Unfortunately, the answer they want and believe to be true is actually completely false. Here is the response they are wanting from you. They believe that baptism...

Churches Of Christ: Question, walking in darkness, time chad
walking in darkness, time chad, ministry position: Chad, First off, you should always answer based on your belief, not on what you think someone wants to hear just to get the job. However, in asking this question, you indicate that you are unsure what you believe on this particular topic. An honest...

Churches Of Christ: Question, 1 corinthians 7, marriage and divorce
1 corinthians 7, marriage and divorce, romans 7: Thankyou for your questions Chad 1. Baptism does not legitimize an unscriptural marriage, it is solely for the one that is getting baptized (Acts 2:38). The person is an unscriptural marriage is saved and can stay married to the unbeliever, but the act...

Churches Of Christ: Question on Divorce, weather change, brother chad
weather change, brother chad, time chad: Hi! Brother Chad, I am dreadfully sorry about the delay in answering you. I have been extremely ill for the past 4 days. I am recovering from bronchitis that nearly progressed to being pneumonia. I think the weather change had something to do with it. I...

Churches Of Christ: Question, archived sermons, churchhistory
archived sermons, churchhistory, existing materials: Hi! Brison, your pastor is right in a small part of that, but wrong in much. I m glad someone is seeking truth on the matter, rather than just listening to someone else. I implore you, whether it s him speaking, or me, please go to the scriptures yourself,...

Churches Of Christ: questions, cappella music, 1st corinthians
cappella music, 1st corinthians, god in heaven: Hi! I attempted nothing. I gave you an exact answer. I did not equivocate or invent any part of it. You even agreed with me on part of my answer, and ignored the rest so you could jump to a false conclusion (proving you are merely a lost denominationalist...

Churches Of Christ: Rev.12:6, pope john ii, churchhistory
pope john ii, churchhistory, restoration movement: Hi! Ken, I have long known of this declaration of the pope. You see, I am 42 now, and I have known this since I was 14. I had to search a while. I am now disabled, and homebound; everything I ever learned, from outside of the Bible, must now have new sources...

Churches Of Christ: Revelation, prepositional phrase, theh
prepositional phrase, theh, man of god: Hi! Jack, thank you for the opportunity to answer this question for you. However, before I do, I see within your question a common error regarding the church. The church is not a denomination, and a denomination is not part of the church, regardless of...

Churches Of Christ: Roman 7:12 and Ephesians 2:10, covenant law, romans 7
covenant law, romans 7, god in the world: Hi! L.J., I apologize that my clarity was off a bit last night. I have determined to make no assumptions of the questioner s knowledge in this forum, for it is often hard from the question to see how much is already known. For this reason, I tried to start...

Churches Of Christ: rapture/hyms, gospel quartets, psalm 18
gospel quartets, psalm 18, relevant passages: Hi! Lynn, thank you for your dedication and search for the truth. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to answer this for you. First, please allow me to answer the question on hymns. You are correct that music in worship is A Cappella. Even the...

Churches Of Christ: remarriage, old testament women, bill of divorcement
old testament women, bill of divorcement, ot law: I deeply appreciate your desire to be right with God and your careful study of God s Word Angie. You are actually an encouragement to me by your desire to understand difficult topics of the Bible such as this one. I first want to address the difference...

Churches Of Christ: Sad, sad, sad., religious faith, lisa lisa
religious faith, lisa lisa, light shine: Lisa: Thanks for writing. I am sorry that you have been so depressed lately and are grasping for answers to our troubled world. Yes, our world is troubled and times are worse than they used to be. But I believe that each of us remains here for a reason...

Churches Of Christ: Salvation & Redemption, hebrews chapter 11, church of spiritual humanism
hebrews chapter 11, church of spiritual humanism, god rewards: Thankyou for your question D.N. Ayer The Church of Christ teaching and doctrine on Salvation & Redemption comes from the Word of God. I thank God that you know that you need both, for we all do. For one to be truly saved they must obey God s word and...

Churches Of Christ: Salvation and related terms, spiritual deliverance, passive participle
spiritual deliverance, passive participle, psalm 68: Hi! Ernie, thank you for the chance to answer your question. Rather than just give you a pat answer, lets explore just what each of these are, by definition from the original language and English. Then we can see just how and if they fit together. I am...

Churches Of Christ: Scriptures, spake unto moses, familiar spirits
spake unto moses, familiar spirits, children of israel: Hi! Sydney, this is a good question. Witchcraft is real and dangerous, and we must arm ourselves against it. The subject runs troughout scripture, from the Old Law, to the New. Yet, even with all their power, none can resist God. Genesis 41:8, And it...

Churches Of Christ: Sin against the Holy Ghost, holy spirit today, god the holy spirit
holy spirit today, god the holy spirit, sin against the holy spirit: Thankyou for your question Gary Yes I believe that you can still sin against the Holy Spirit today. Jesus himself said that anyone that blasphemes the Holy Spirit has sinned to the point of unforgiveness by God. The scriptures also say do not grieve the...

Churches Of Christ: Sinlessness Impossible, brother ernie, question pool
brother ernie, question pool, sinless life: Hi! Brother Ernie, thank you for the compliment. I will be glad to answer the difference between saints and sinners. I will cite both Strong and Thayer in my response. Please forgive me. This forum does not properly show the declination marks within Greek...

Churches Of Christ: Speaking in toungues, cindy cindy, god the holy spirit
cindy cindy, god the holy spirit, tongue speaking: Cindy: Thank you for writing. My wife and I were gone for a few days to Florida and just now returned home. I m sorry for any delay. The truth regarding tongue speaking is not hard to grasp if one is willing to allow the Scriptures to speak. First,...

Churches Of Christ: salvation, perseverance of the saints, grammar usage
perseverance of the saints, grammar usage, course god: Hi! David, there are scriptures which might seem to advocate this position on the surface. However, there are plainer passages which refute it. It all boils down to grammar usage. For example, may and should do not carry the same meaning as will and...

Churches Of Christ: salvation, embracing judaism, holy brethren
embracing judaism, holy brethren, galatians 5: David: I don t see any difference between dying in iniquity (sin) and being punished and losing salvation. If you die in inquity (sin) you will be punished --eternal separation from God. The only one who can take away your salvation is YOU. If YOU...

Churches Of Christ: Who will be saved?, salvation jesus, soul winner
salvation jesus, soul winner, way to salvation: Thankyou for your question Laura I have often thought of this question as well to myself is the Church of Christ the only church that God will recognize? I think about all the other people in the demoninational churches and whether they worship God...

Churches Of Christ: speaking in tongues, 1st corinthians, unknown tongue
1st corinthians, unknown tongue, speaking in tongues: Hi! David, let us first quote the passage you study from the KJV. 1st Corinthians 14:2-6, For he that speaketh in an unknown tongue speaketh not unto men, but unto God: for no man understandeth him; howbeit in the spirit he speaketh mysteries. But he...

Churches Of Christ: split in the churches, midway kentucky, wound in my heart
midway kentucky, wound in my heart, colossians 3: Hi! Mr. Hommel, I must offer apologies for the delay in reply. I am disabled, and have a rough time staying at my desk once in a while. The doctors believe I have MS, and I am unable to either sit or stand for extended periods. Your s happens to be an extensive...

Churches Of Christ: Timing of prophecy, abomination of desolation, son of perdition
abomination of desolation, son of perdition, daniel the prophet: Hi! Brother Ernie, let s examine both passages, and compare them with yet more. Before we do, you need to know that the context of Daniel 12 is a continuation of chapter 11. With that in mind, consider this verse: Daniel 11:31, And arms shall stand...

Churches Of Christ: More Tolerable for . . ., sodom and gomorrah, tyre and sidon
sodom and gomorrah, tyre and sidon, sackcloth and ashes: Dear Gary, I will comment on Luke 12 and Matt 10. Luke 12 basicly states if you do not do as God has commanded you He will condemn you to Hell. Matt 10 says that you will honor your host if the house is worthy if not then keep your mouth shut....

Churches Of Christ: Trinity, giving thanks to god, father son and holy spirit
giving thanks to god, father son and holy spirit, colossians 3: Hi! John, I have never read such an article, but I will do my best to explain my stance on these issues, and give Scriptural support. Acts 2:38, Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the...

Churches Of Christ: Trinity, jews and gentiles, word rapture
jews and gentiles, word rapture, word trinity: First let me apologize to you for taking so long to answer you. I have been in the process of moving to the north Dallas area and am still trying to get settled here. I had also forgotten about my earlier answer to someone else where I stated I tend to avoid...

Churches Of Christ: One True Church / Instruments, new testament church, pentocost
new testament church, pentocost, gates of hell: Thankyou for your question again Josh Remission of sins is the key of Acts 2:38, Peter just gave the order in which to do it, Repent (change your ways before God) and be baptized (being buried in water to enter the spiritual relationship with Christ (Rom....

Churches Of Christ: teenage death, purpose ot, servant job
purpose ot, servant job, automobile accidents: Hi! Patricia, I am deeply sorry it is taking me 4 days to answer instead of the 3 promised. I was having a war with my phone compamy, and had to change. I feel for your daughter. Last year, I lost my 38 year old sister and my mother within three months...

Churches Of Christ: true church, day of pentecost, name rom
day of pentecost, name rom, churches of christ: Thankyou for your question Michelle Jesus told Peter that he would build his church (Matt. 16:18), so from the bible we know he only has one church, that church was stated on the Day of Pentecost (Act 2). His true church will bear his name, worship...

Churches Of Christ: The trustworthiness of CHRIST, wrath of god, god jesus
wrath of god, god jesus, god abideth: I came to the conclusion that you do not embrace the entire scope of the Holy Scriptures because you have only used a very small portion of God s Word in your correspondence and because to believe in faith only and once saved, always saved...a person has...

Churches Of Christ: United Church of Christ, scriptures from the bible, marvin howard
scriptures from the bible, marvin howard, united church of christ: Hi! Glen, Thank you for the kind comments. I did not read your entire question on debating the JW s. The feedback form only allows a few characters here. For now, I might recommend going back to my sermons vault and looking for the one subtitled, All Dressed...

Churches Of Christ: Being Wealthy and a Christian, fancy furniture, nice cars
fancy furniture, nice cars, time adam: Dear Chad, I appologize for my tardiness for my reply. It is possible for the wealthy but I am sure you have hear that it is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than it is for a rich man to enter the Kingdom of Heaven Matt 19: 23-26....

Churches Of Christ: Being Wealthy and a Christian, fancy furniture, money is the root of all evil
fancy furniture, money is the root of all evil, nice cars: Hi! Chad, I am glad to have an opportunity to answer this. I am sure you have probably heard, Money is the root of all evil, or a variation on this. That is a misquote. Here is the scripture. 1st Timothy 6:9-10, But they that will be rich fall into...

Churches Of Christ: whats wrong, god in my life, believing god
god in my life, believing god, god doesn: I believe almost everyone in their life experiences what you are going through now. I will definitely pray for you. I d also like to encourage you to read your Bible. If you don t have one, try places like www.biblegateway.com. (I recommend the KJV, NKJV,...

Churches Of Christ: none, ethiopian eunuch, god art
ethiopian eunuch, god art, acts chapter: Hi! Thank you for the opportunity to answer these questions for you. I wish to begin with Scripture. 1st Peter 4:17-19, For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that...

Churches Of Christ: ?, angel of light, church of god
angel of light, church of god, ephesians 4: Hi! Johann, thank you for the opportunity to answer this. According to both the world and denominationalism, even though each denomination teaches differently, it does not matter, and should not be important. While this is true, in order to justify their...

Cigars: 2006 cfcf humidor, ashton vsg, cigar family
ashton vsg, cigar family, opus x: Hi Jonathan, CFCF stands for Cigar Family Charitable Foundation and this 2006 limited edition humidor was made by Cigar Family , a company owned and operated by the Arturo Fuente Family who are best known for their line of Opus X, Ashton VSG and Fuente...

Cigars: Calibrating a Built-In Hygrometer, traditional salt water, analog hygrometer
traditional salt water, analog hygrometer, internal humidity: Hi Matt, The first thing you should do is check with the documentation (if any) that came with your humidor for any instructions on removing the hygrometer. I know that some humidors that have the hygrometer built into the front of the humidor cannot be...

Cigars: Cigar wrapper cracked while smoking, cigar wrapper, wooden molds
cigar wrapper, wooden molds, proper humidity: Jerry, Its hard to say without seeing the cigar, but typically when a cigar cracks it is because the cigar is too dry. I know you had it in your humidor at proper humidity level, but did the cigar feel dry? Assuming that it was actually properly humidified,...

Cigars: Cigars from Jamaica, cigar factories, cigar tobacco
cigar factories, cigar tobacco, going to jamaica: Grant, I m sure they have cigars from all over the world available, however I don t know anything about their pricing structure. I would assume you d be paying tourist prices which are typically pretty high, but depending on the tax rates in Canada (which...

Cigars: cigar beetles, tobacco beetle, cellophane wrapper
tobacco beetle, cellophane wrapper, pheromone trap: Tay, It s easy to tell. If you find cigars with small round holes in them or tunnels eaten through them, you have cigar beetles. The bugs hatch from larvae laid in the tobacco and then eat their way out and through cigars. They will also eat through cellophane...

Cigars: cigar draw, filler tobacco, mister james
filler tobacco, mister james, thin needle: Hi Bart, Even those your Vegueros may seem tightly rolled, it s possible that they might actually be OK so light one up and give it a try. If the cigars are indeed tight, do not worry as there are always ways of improving a cigar s draw. You re right,...

Cigars: cigar investment, classic limited edition, demi tasse
classic limited edition, demi tasse, sanchos: Hi Bart, Thank you for the kind words. Cigars and cigar smoking is not just a hobby to me but also a strong passion and serious endeavour. Im glad there are other people that understand, appreciate and love cigars as much as I do. When buying cigars...

Cigars: cigar storage, tobacco beetles, cigar tubes
tobacco beetles, cigar tubes, cigar storage: Hi Fred, It s perfectly safe to keep your cigars in their original cellophane wrappers and cigar tubes while you store them in a humi-pouch and/or humidor. Cigar tubes and plastic wrappers are not 100% airtight so you cigars will still be humidified. ...

Cigars: cigarellos, plastic wrappers, cigarillos
plastic wrappers, cigarillos, stogies: Hi Angelo, To answer your question, it s perfectly fine to store cigarillos in your humidor along with your other cigars. However, because cigarillos are typically pre-cut, it s best to keep the cellophane wrappers on when you keep them in your humidor....

Cigars: Favorite?, cigar sizes, cuban cigar
cigar sizes, cuban cigar, cuban brands: Hi Brian, My favourite Cuban brand is Partagas. Partagas is my favourite brand because I love the strong flavour profile and the brand has a large variety of available cigar sizes (the most of all the Cuban brands). On a sentimental note, my first Cuban...

Cigars: cigar draw, sundayafternoon, steady hands
Cigars: cigar draw, sundayafternoon, steady hands, tight spots

Cigars: old cuban cigars, cuban cigars, 150th anniversary
Cigars: old cuban cigars, cuban cigars, 150th anniversary, 100th anniversary

Cigars: A few novice questions, dominican cigars, novice questions
dominican cigars, novice questions, bottled drinking water: Hi Stuart, To answer your questions: 1/ Tap water can actually ruin a humidor as the water has mineral deposits, microbes and bacteria which can cause the pores in aquafoam-based humidifiers to clog with mineral trace/calcium deposits. When maintaining...

Cigars: freshness of cigars, cigar tubes, cigar tube
cigar tubes, cigar tube, tobacco beetle: Hi Joe, It s optional and totally safe for you to keep your cigars in their original plastic wrappers and/or cigar tubes while in your humidor. The plastic sleeves and cigar tubes are not 100% airtight so humidity can pass through and keep your cigars...

Cigars: Humidifier Mold, humidification device, hi tim
humidification device, hi tim, powdery substance: Hi Tim, That is definitely a form of mold. What you should first do is make sure that your hygrometer is accurately calibrated. If it is, then make sure that your humidification device inside your humidor is not obstructed by anything. Even though the...

Cigars: Humidity level, wet sponge, corner joints
wet sponge, corner joints, cheap cigars: Hi Matt, The first thing you need to do is make sure your hygrometer (if analog) is accurate and properly calibrated. Conduct a salt test on your hygrometer to make sure that it reads 75% humidity. If not, calibrate it accordingly by adjusting the needle...

Cigars: Humidor Emergency, propylene glycol, cohiba cigars
propylene glycol, cohiba cigars, tupperware containers: Hi Scott, It sounds like your humidity is a bit too high (due to the humid Tampa environment) so what you should do first is check the humidity level inside your humidor. If the humidity is 74% or less, your cigars are not in any danger (67-74% is considered...

Cigars: Hygrometer & Solutions, propylene glycol, analog hygrometer
propylene glycol, analog hygrometer, humidity problem: Hi Sean, To answer your question, pre-mixed humidifier solutions are very effective and useful; especially if you have a humidor with an erratic humidity problem. Also, extremely cheap, low-end humidor mixtures have been known to smell or cause cigars...

Cigars: humidification, cigar oasis, digital hygrometer
cigar oasis, digital hygrometer, humidification device: Hi Grant, More frequent humidity loss during the winter months is pretty common and rather than adding a second humidification device to your humidor, it s best to just refill your main humidifier more frequently. During winter, it s not uncommon for people...

Cigars: humidifier mold, propylene glycol, distilled water
propylene glycol, distilled water, humidor: Tay, Sorry to hear about your problem. It probably is mold, if the stuff on your humidifier has small hairs and/or turns green, it is definitely mold. You can clean it by mixing about a tablespoon of vinegar in a cup of water and wiping it off. The vinegar...

Cigars: humidor care, digital hygrometer, humidity level
digital hygrometer, humidity level, humidity levels: Robert, Most likely your hygrometer is not reading the humidity level accurately. It is very difficult to achieve humidity levels that high from an evaporative type humidifier. You can try to calibrate it according to the manufacturers instructions or simple...

Cigars: my humidor problems, drymistat, humidity level
drymistat, humidity level, corner joints: Hi Matthew, Yes, that s correct. If hygrometer reads 68% after the salt test, then it is 7% out of sync so calibrate the needle so that it reads 75% immediately after you ve done the salt test and your hygrometer will now perfectly be calibrated. Many...

Cigars: New humidor and Oasis, cigar humidor, cigar collection
cigar humidor, cigar collection, aesthetic reasons: Hi Todd, Whether or not you should remove it is entirely up to you. Most people prefer to remove it for aesthetic reasons but seeing how it s brand new and has not been used yet, you should remove it and keep it as a backup humidifier should your Oasis...

Cigars: old cuban cigars, pre embargo cuban cigars, cigar boxes
pre embargo cuban cigars, cigar boxes, internet cigar: Hi again Philip, Unfortunately, I do not provide cigar appraisals and cannot even give a ballpark figure without a visual assessment of the cigars and cigar boxes. You best option is to speak with an tobaccicana dealer locally and allow him to thoroughly...

Cigars: Purchasing cigars in Jamaica, habanos sa, caribbean cigars
habanos sa, caribbean cigars, cigar shops: Hi Grant, I m not very familiar with cigar stores in Jamaica but what I can do is give you the contact info for the Habanos SA-authorized distributor responsible for Jamaica and I m sure they can forward you a list of Habanos SA-approved shops in Jamaica...

Cigars: rejuvinating, dry cigars, cuban cohibas
dry cigars, cuban cohibas, cigar storage: Hi Ted, To answer your question, it is definitely possible to restore dry cigars. If you own a humidor, simply store your dry cigars in there and allow them to sit for at least 3-4 months at 67-70% humidity; rotating your cigars at least once a month....

Cigars: Seasoning Cigars, liqueur, cigar
liqueur, cigar, cigars: Joshua, Actually, I recommend that you not do this. By dipping the head of the cigar in liqueur you are getting it much more wet that was ever intended by the manufacturer. The head can become soggy and might even unravel if the head paste gets wet and becomes...

Cigars: seasoning a new humidor, humidor, hi john
humidor, hi john: Hi John, Either method is perfectly fine. I personally prefer to spray and wipe down the humidor because it s a faster and more thorough seasoning method but using seasoning packs also works. I know a few people that have used seasoning packs before and...

Cigars: Trip to Cuba - Cigars, saint luis rey, guantanamera cigars
saint luis rey, guantanamera cigars, quai d orsay: Igor, Cuban rum, cognac, mojitos, icewine and port goes incredibly well with cigars. For non-alcoholic beverages, Cuban coffee/espresso can accentuate and compliment the flavours in a fine Cuban cigar. Sipping ice-cold water between draws is also good...

Cigars: White Mold on Humidifier, oasis humidifier, humidification device
oasis humidifier, humidification device, green oasis: Hi Mike, White mold is usually an indication that the humidity inside your humidor is either too high or that you may be using water that is not 100% distilled water. It s also an indication that the humidity may be highly concentrated in one area in one...

Cigars: Wood Mites, tobacco beetles, cigar bands
tobacco beetles, cigar bands, humidification device: Hi Anthony, Wood/tobacco mites are indeed very harmless and while they have been known to feed on the vegetable glue used to adhere cigar bands, these mites actually prefer water so you may find them crawling over your humidification device or feeding on...

Cigars: Cigar Integrity, cigar connoisseurs, quality cigars
cigar connoisseurs, quality cigars, visible signs: Jay, I typically keep all of my cigars in the cello tubes in my humidor. The 2 brands you mentioned don t come in tubes, so that doesn t help you keep them from affecting each other. For long-term storage, you might try keeping them inside zip lock bags,...

Cigars: Cigar Knoweldge, richard carleton hacker, cigar magazines
richard carleton hacker, cigar magazines, cigar smoker: Hi Alex, I m not sure if there are any seminars on operating a cigar business but what you can do is visit numerous cigar stores and speak with the owners and employees and they should be able to direct you to the proper people or provide better insight...

Cigars: Cigars and Humidors, propylene glycol, cigar shops
propylene glycol, cigar shops, water deal: Johnny, The unit that holds and distributes water in your humidor is called a humidifier. It is basically a material that will absorb water and then let it evaporate in to the air inside your humidor to keep the cigars moist. Pour distilled water in it...

Cigars: Going to Cuba and looking for some ideas, Propylene Glycol, PG
Propylene Glycol, PG: Hi Trent, Glad you enjoyed Cuba! You brought back a good haul! I m not sure where you can find Propylene Glycol in Ottawa. You may want to try your local cigar store as they may have some in stock or be able to order it for you. I ve always been told...

Cigars: cigar beetles, tobacco beetles, tupperware containers
tobacco beetles, tupperware containers, cigar rings: Hi Grant, It definitely sounds like you have a box of counterfeit Cohibas. Cohiba doesn t package any of their cigars in glass top boxes. As for tobacco beetles, even though one of your cigars is infected, if there are no holes on the other cigars,...

Cigars: cigar business, counterfeit cigars, cigar business
counterfeit cigars, cigar business, cigar industry: Hi Nav, Starting and maintaining a cigar store/lounge can indeed be very expensive but if you have a rock-solid business plan, I m sure you ll be able to find investors or acquire a healthy bank loan. Enlisting the help of an interior decorator and letting...

Cigars: cuban humidor, humidor, bleach
humidor, bleach, clean water: Sig, If it has a built in humidifier, the humidifier itself is probably too old to work properly. However, if the humidor seals well it will work fine, you just need to put a new humidifier in it. If the humidor needs to be cleaned inside then wipe it out...

Cigars: cubanhabanoscigars.com, mail order company, counterfeit cigars
mail order company, counterfeit cigars, long ashes: Jack, Thanks for the compliment on our site. If you send me your mailing address I ll send you our 64 page print catalog. We are a real mail order company, in the manufacturing business for over 115 years and selling by mail since the 1980 s. Your experience...

Cigars: First Humidor, cigar humidor, cigar aficionado
cigar humidor, cigar aficionado, cigar smokers: Hi Brian, Beginner humidors usually cost between $100 to $250 but if you feel comfortable spending a certain amount of money on a humidor, that s perfectly fine. It really depends on the individual and what they feel comfortable spending. Some cigar smokers...

Cigars: Humidor smell, ozone purifier, cigar box
Cigars: Humidor smell, ozone purifier, cigar box, baking soda

Cigars: Isabela cigars, cuban cohiba, glory days
Cigars: Isabela cigars, cuban cohiba, glory days, cigars

Cigars: Mexican Ornella "Vanilla" cigars, mexico, small scale
Cigars: Mexican Ornella "Vanilla" cigars, mexico, small scale

Cigars: mold on humidifier element, tap water, humidifier
Cigars: mold on humidifier element, tap water, humidifier, mineral deposits

Cigars: solocigars, marketing manager, umana
Cigars: solocigars, marketing manager, umana, cigar

Cigars: wine cigar bar & lounge, cigar sales, wine product
Cigars: wine cigar bar & lounge, cigar sales, wine product, wine sales

Cigars: full-bodied cigars, cigar smoker, filler tobacco
cigar smoker, filler tobacco, maduro cigars: Hi Charles, The strength of a cigar depends entirely on the type of filler tobacco used, the age of the filler tobacco (ie: length of fermentation and aging times) and how it is used in a cigar (the distinct filler recipe). Much of the strength in a cigar...

Cigars: gel jars, propylene glycol, crystal type
propylene glycol, crystal type, square blocks: Doug, I have had good success with crystal type humidifiers. The old style foam type humidifiers will start deteriorating after a year or so, and the can become clogged up pretty easily. The crystal type seem to hold out much longer and I have not had any...

Cigars: Humidor, cigar storage, relative humidity
cigar storage, relative humidity, moisture level: Ryan, It sounds like your temperature is higher than what you are use to. Remember that you are measuring relative humidity, that is the humidity relative the to temperature that the cigars are stored at. As your temperature goes up, your relative humidity...

Cigars: Humidor maintenance, propylene glycol, digital hygrometer
propylene glycol, digital hygrometer, humidification device: Hi Yehuda, The first thing you must do is make sure that your hygrometer is 100% accurate. Re-check your hygrometer s accuracy using a salt test or upgrade to a digital hygrometer as they are extremely accurate and do not require calibration. If your...

Cigars: Humidor Question, propylene glycol, humidity problems
propylene glycol, humidity problems, tupperware container: Peter, I m willing to bet your humidor is working just fine as is. There s not much you can do to season it that you haven t already done, and anything you do will probably increase the humidity short term. Your readings are likely high because 1. the...

Cigars: Humidor smell, ozone air purifier, cigar smell
ozone air purifier, cigar smell, tupperware container: Hi Adam, The easiest method to eliminate that half-smoked cigar smell from your humidor is to use an Ozone-based air purifier on it. First, temporarily relocate all your cigars to another humidor or storage container (ie: humi-pouch or tupperware container)...

Cigars: Humidors, digital hygrometers, automatic humidifier
digital hygrometers, automatic humidifier, cigar shops: Jackie, In my opinion the best quality and value humidors on the market are the Savoy line from Ashton. They have a variety of sizes and finishes, and the prices are very reasonable. You can see them at ashtoncigars.com, just click on the Savoy logo at...

Cigars: humidor humidity, propylene glycol, poor aeration
propylene glycol, poor aeration, humidification device: Hi Jim, Several people have contacted me before with the exact same problem and algae-like symptoms and how they solved their problem was to simply add Propylene Glycol to their humidification device and made sure that their humidification device was not...

Cigars: humidor humidity, propylene glycol, commercial humidors
propylene glycol, commercial humidors, humidity levels: Jim, We use Moist n Aire Humidifiers in many of our commercial humidors, so I am familiar with them. We only use distilled water in them, not Propylene Glycol solution. That solution is really formulated for evaporative type humidifiers. If you use it in...

Cigars: humidor temperature, analog hygrometer, tobacco beetles
analog hygrometer, tobacco beetles, digital hygrometer: 73-74 degrees is the most common temperature people keep their humidors at, since they are stored in homes or at the office. Our retail store is a constant 73 degrees. I m not sure why you are worried. Regardless, I doubt that moving the humidor to a closet...

Cigars: hygrometer???, analog hygrometer, digital hygrometer
analog hygrometer, digital hygrometer, hygrometers: Hi Mario, It s hard to tell why your hygrometers have different readings without looking at your setup but based on the level readings you ve provided, I would say both hygrometers are fairly accurate and showing reasonable readings. Hygrometer #1 is only...

Cigars: Isabela cigars, retail tobacco dealers, cuban cohiba
retail tobacco dealers, cuban cohiba, cuban masters: John, That s one I don t know. There are a handful of small cigar makers there who make some brands with very limited distribution - he could be one of those. The brand is not listed in the Retail Tobacco Dealers Almanac - the bible of cigars, so it can...

Cigars: Mexican Ornella "Vanilla" cigars, vanilla cigars, cigar co
vanilla cigars, cigar co, dear bill: Jeffrey, I haven t seen Ornelas cigars in a long time - not in stores and not at our annual trade show where just about every cigar available in the US is represented. It may be that they are available in Mexico and someone is bringing a few in, but I wouldn...

Cigars: mold on humidifier element, lint free cloth, propylene glycol
lint free cloth, propylene glycol, chalky mineral: Hi Jim, Sometimes a small trace of residual bacteria (such as a dirty fingerprint mark) is more than enough for mold to form in your humidor. The good news is that if the mold is spotted early, your humidification device can indeed be saved. The first...

Cigars: Plume or Mold?, store humidor, punch cigars
store humidor, punch cigars, punch punch: Hi Mike, The white mold-like substance on your cigars is not a true cigar mold but instead, is a form of mineral trace that forms when 100% distilled water is NOT used to humidify the cigars. What happens is that as the water in your humidor (or store...

Cigars: paper cigar boxes, cigar tubes, cigar boxes
cigar tubes, cigar boxes, cigar tube: Hi Grant, There is no difference in the cigars but the cigar packaging can vary. Some of these cigars for example, may be packaged in cigar tubes or individual cardboard sleeves and then placed in the boxes while the regular dress box or cabinet versions...

Cigars: Re soring cigars, cigar smokers, gary hatch
cigar smokers, gary hatch, proper humidity: Hi Gary, Good news: Your cigars are not in any danger. Short-term refrigeration will not damage your cigars and in fact, many cigar smokers will refrigerate their cigars for a few days whenever they believe their cigars have contracted cigar mold. (Refrigeration...

Cigars: San Cristobal del la Habana, padron cigars, la habana
padron cigars, la habana, cuban cigars: Hi Adrian, It s hard to find a non-Cuban counterpart for most Cuban cigars. For San Cristobal, I would recommend Padron cigars such as 2000, 3000 and Anniversario lines. The strength of these cigars are not the same as San Cristobal de La Habana but the...

Cigars: Sealed box freshness, acid cigars, cigar shop
acid cigars, cigar shop, moisture barrier: Jay, Glad to hear that you got it resolved. My rep sounded like he was going to do what he could - they. like any good manufacturer, want to make sure that they have satisfied customers... Our mail order company is Finck Cigar Company. We ve been making...

Cigars: solocigars, cuban cigar, cuban cigars
cuban cigar, cuban cigars, coments: Jay, Sorry, but I ve never heard of Solo Cigars. As my profile states I am not a Cuban cigar expert - I manufacture and sell cigars in the U.S. and don t get involved with Cuban cigars at all since the are illegal to import in to this country. If you have...

Cigars: travel humidor 4 box's, travel humidor, cigar stores
travel humidor, cigar stores, humidification device: Hi Mario, What you can do to keep your cigars humidified is to store them in humi-pouches. Humi-pouches will keep your cigars humidified for up to 90 days and they are completely reuseable during this time. Humi-pouches are Ziploc-style bags with a humidified...

Cigars: wine cigar bar & lounge, wolfgang amadeus mozart, ludwig van beethoven
wolfgang amadeus mozart, ludwig van beethoven, cigar lounges: Hi Nav, For a cigar store with a walk-in humidor, stockroom, lounge, washrooms and office, 4000 to 8000 square feet should be enough. Some successful cigar store/lounges are actually smaller and can be as small as 2000 square feet but generally, you should...

Cigars: Acrylic Humidor Jar help, digital hygrometer, tobacco beetle
digital hygrometer, tobacco beetle, cigar smoking: Hi Victor, What you can do is use a clean spray bottle. Simply spray the cedar lining with distilled water, allow the humidor to sit for five minutes so that the water can be absorbed into the cedar and then wipe away the excess water with a clean sponge....

Cigars: Analog hygrometers, digital hygrometer, analog type
digital hygrometer, analog type, digital models: Charles, I agree that most analog hygrometers are more trouble than they are worth. The only way I use them is as a gauge to tell me if the humidity is falling, but I don t trust the actual reading they give. I ve not found a brand that is accurate and...

Cigars: building a walk in humidor, cigar boxes, cigar stores
cigar boxes, cigar stores, cigar store: Jill, My expertise is really with cigars, not in building retail cigar stores. However, I did build a retail store with a 1,200 square ft walk in humidor, and I ll share with you what I did. First, you are right, Spanish Cedar is expensive and there is...

Cigars: Cigar Fragrance, perfume taste, perfume smell
perfume taste, perfume smell, bad batch: Hi Charlie, It s hard to pin-point the exact cause of this peculiar taste/smell but the most common causes is that the tobacco is either not fully fermented or the tobacco is just from a bad batch. In a box of 25 cigars, it s possible that the 25 cigars...

Cigars: Cigar humidor, humidification device, cigar humidor
humidification device, cigar humidor, humidifier: Mike, I don t know the system Savinelli uses for their humidifiers, but most humidifiers are attached with either Velcro or a magnet. If the humidifier does not come off, look at the top of it and see if it has a slot cut in it for filling. I ve seen...

Cigars: Cigar mold? or is it bloom?, elie bleu humidor, propylene glycol
elie bleu humidor, propylene glycol, digital hygrometer: Juda, If you can see mold between the leaves, you may have to throw the cigars away. :( Once mold has spread to the filler tobacco and grows between the leaves, it is impossible to fully purge the mold from the cigar. If you want to try and salvage your...

Cigars: Cigar Room Ventilation, honeywell smoke eater, smoke ventilation
honeywell smoke eater, smoke ventilation, cigar room: Mike, My specialty is really cigars, not so much smoke ventilation... I can tell you that we use a Honeywell smoke eater in the smoking room at our retail store, and while it does a good job of cleaning and re-circulating the air it does not remove all...

Cigars: Cigar's!!!, cuban cigar, cuban cigars
cuban cigar, cuban cigars, cigar brands: Hi Chandrea, Unfortunately, there are no non-Cuban cigars that taste 100% identical to Cuban cigars. However, there are non-Cuban cigars, that taste extremely similar or just as good as Cuban cigars. Try Fuente Opus X and Cohiba XVs (non-Cuban). Other...

Cigars: Cigar softness, drop in humidity, winter humidor maintenance
drop in humidity, winter humidor maintenance: Hi Lee, A drop in humidity is quite common during winter months as the humidor has a harder time maintaining the humidity inside your humidor due to the cold seasonal temperatures and dry heat in your home. As a result, it s not uncommon for you to find...

Cigars: Cohiba Esplendidos revival, Glass top Cohibas, fake Cohibas
Glass top Cohibas, fake Cohibas, plexi-top: Hi Jerry, Unfortunately, they are indeed counterfeit. Genuine Cuban Cohiba has never made glass-top boxed cigars and any Cuban Cohibas sold in glass or plexi-top boxes are definitely fake. As I mentioned previously, glass-top Cuban Cohibas and extremely...

Cigars: Cuban cigars in the Dominican, genuine cuban cigars, habanos sa
genuine cuban cigars, habanos sa, cigar stores: Hi Grant, Yes, genuine Cuban cigars can be found in the Dominican Republic and to make sure that your friend buys genuine Cuban cigars, he/she should shop at a Habanos SA-approved retailer such as a La Casa del Habanos (LCDH). I m not sure where in the...

Cigars: Cuban mail order, minor imperfections, cuban tobacco
minor imperfections, cuban tobacco, mail orders: Hi Dan, When ordering cigars via mailorder, it s not uncommon to receive damaged or flawed cigars. While many mailorder retailers do thoroughly inspect their cigars before shipping them out to their customers, some cigars may slip through unnoticed or...

Cigars: Cubanos in Jamaica, Cigars, Caribbean
Cigars, Caribbean, Jamaica: Hi Keith, I m not too familiar with cigar stores in Jamaica but what I can do is provide you with the distributor info for genuine Cuban cigars in Jamaica/Caribbean and you can contact the official Habanos-appointed distributor for Jamaica to confirm which...

Cigars: Duty-free cuban cigars, habanos sa, cigar retailers
habanos sa, cigar retailers, cuban cigar: Hi Charles, A lot of questionable Cuban cigar retailers - whether it s a mailorder company/website or an actual store - frequently play the duty-free card as a way of getting around the subject of where they get their questionable Cuban cigars from. ...

Cigars: electronic humidifier, e mail address, cigar oasis
e mail address, cigar oasis, humidity level: Liz, I use a Cigar Oasis electronic humidifier in my 100 cigar desktop humidor and it works great. You can use it in any size because it turns itself on and off and won t over-humidify your cigars if it is set properly. The only problem is that it is big...

Cigars: Fake Cubanos, fake cigars, la casa del habano
fake cigars, la casa del habano, casa del habano: Hi Steve, All La Casa del Habanos (LCDH) stores are supplied by distributors that are personally authorized by Habanos SA so all the cigars in LCDH stores are guaranteed to be genuine. Habanos SA even endorses LCDH shops so when buying cigars from a LCDH...

Cigars: Fake Cubanos, cigar aficionado, la casa del habano
Cigars: Fake Cubanos, cigar aficionado, la casa del habano, casa del habano

Cigars: Mold on humidifier, humidifiers, distilled water
Cigars: Mold on humidifier, humidifiers, distilled water, humidifier

Cigars: gift ideas, unconditional lifetime warranty, butane lighters
unconditional lifetime warranty, butane lighters, famous smoke shop: Sue, You can view 2 of the Xikar brand lighters at www.finckcigarcompany.com Just search Xikar and you ll get a list of cutters and lighters. We have several other styles of lighters available at the retail store, but we don t list them on the web site....

Cigars: HUMIDIFICATION, e mail address, cigar boxes
e mail address, cigar boxes, plastic shelving units: Ben, Ideal relative humidity (RH) for storing cigars is a ratio of 70 degrees Fahrenheit and 70% RH. As the temperature increases, the RH decreases. Unless your humidor is kept in a very cool 70 degree room, 70% humidity would be too high. Here is the chart...

Cigars: Humidity fluctuations in new humidor, humidity fluctuations, hygrometer thermometer
humidity fluctuations, hygrometer thermometer, ziploc baggies: Kyle, I don t think you have anything to worry about. It is impossible to over-humidify a humidor by putting cigars in it unless they were ridiculously wet when you put them in. I m willing to bet you ll see the humidity drop within a couple of days. If...

Cigars: Humidor and Cigars, cigar boxes, cigar brands
cigar boxes, cigar brands, hardware chains: Hi Sean, Spanish cedar is usually available at most lumber yards that carry a wide range of domestic and exotic woods for indoor and outdoor construction. Spanish cedar may also be available for sale at large hardware chains that sells wood for home construction....

Cigars: humidity levels, deionized water, humidity level
deionized water, humidity level, humidity levels: Hi Jan, Even though your humidity level fluctuates in your wine cooler, it s still within the tolerable humidity safe range so there won t be a negative impact on your cigars. Cigars will change negatively if there is either too much humidity (75-100%)...

Cigars: humidor swings and cigar storage, propylene glycol, humidity fluctuations
propylene glycol, humidity fluctuations, cigar storage: Hi Tom, To answer your questions: A/ A 1-in-5 ratio isn t uncommon with premium, handmade cigars. Most common problems include the cigars being too tight or containing a knot somewhere in the filler tobacco that blocks the draw. Normally this isn t...

Cigars: Info on Cuban Cigars, saint luis rey, sancho panza
saint luis rey, sancho panza, romeo y julieta: Hi Charles, Cuban cigars generally have a heavier and more spicy flavour while most non-Cuban cigars are more peppery in flavour. Many of the non-Cuban counterparts such as Punch, Montecristo and Hoyo de Monterrey are milder and feature a smoother smoke...

Cigars: keeping cigars fresh, humidification, zip lock
humidification, zip lock, cool place: Teresa, Keep the cigars sealed in a zip lock bag or Tupperware type bowl and keep them in a cool place (but not the refrigerator). They should last 2-3 weeks. Without some sort of humidification you can t make them stay fresh much longer than that. Bil...

Cigars: long lasting cigars, cigar tubes, dry cigars
cigar tubes, dry cigars, cigar boxes: Hi Rizwan, Yes, you can purchase humi-pouches at most cigar stores and if you prefer not to buy a humidor yet, you can constantly use humi-pouches to store your cigars. Many cigar smokers who do not own humidors will do this. The only downside is that...

Cigars: Mixed cigars in a Humidor, coffee aroma, flavored cigars
coffee aroma, flavored cigars, rocky patel: Stephen, Sorry about the delay in answering you. Neither Drew Estates Tabak Especial or Rocky Patel s Java cigars have very strong flavorings or aromas, so mixing them with non-flavored won t have a huge impact, but especially over an extended period...

Cigars: Mold on humidifier, propylene glycol, solution problem
propylene glycol, solution problem, humidifier: Rich, I can t imagine what would cause mold since you are only using water. Typically mold occurs when someone uses a propylene glycol/water solution that has too much propylene glycol in it. I m not sure what is causing the problem, but you can remedy...

Cigars: mild cigars, romeo y julieta, classic hope
romeo y julieta, classic hope, cigar: Rhonda, If your customer wants Romeo Y Julieta, recommend the Reserva Real version of that brand. It is the mildest Romeo Y Julieta and is a great cigar. You might also recommend some of the following mild or mild to medium bodied, good quality handmade...

Cigars: moist n air vs oasis, american cigar, humistat
american cigar, humistat, cigar accessories: Joe, I m not a big fan of the Moist-N-Aire humidifiers. We use some in our commercial units, but they don t last more than 18 months or so and the controls are not super accurate. There is a unit called Humidifresh that is a similar size, but I think...

Cigars: new to the cigar education, restoring cigars, storage times
restoring cigars, storage times, rehydrating cigars: Hi Eli, First, welcome to the wonderful world of cigars and cigar smoking. I hope you really enjoy it. To answer your question, cigar storage times actually varies and greatly depends on the condition of the cigars themselves. If the cigar has been...

Cigars: new humidor, Propylene Glycol, seasoning
Propylene Glycol, seasoning: Hi Dustin, If the humidor was purchased and seasoned within the past week, you will need to let your humidor sit for at least another week so that the Propylene Glycol can stabilize inside your humidification device. During this time, it s not uncommon...

Cigars: How to pack cigars in humidor, humidifier, plenty of room
humidifier, plenty of room, cigars: Jay, No problem at all in stacking the cigars as long as they are all properly humidified when you put them in. The only issue comes in to play when you have cigars that are on the dry side - the ones in the middle won t absorb as much moisture as those...

Cigars: Royal Jamaica cigars-Dominican, altadis usa, jamaican cigars
altadis usa, jamaican cigars, hurricane gilbert: Robert, Your subject lines says Royal Jamaica-Dominican, so I m not sure if you are inquiring about the Jamaican version or the Dominican version of the cigars. In 1988 hurricane Gilbert destroyed Jamaica s tobacco fields and production of the brand was...

Cigars: seasoning a humidor, seasoning a humidor, cigar shop
seasoning a humidor, cigar shop, hygrometer: Nick, Sorry about the delay in answering you. I was out sick a couple of days and got back to a ton of work yesterday... First, I would never run water into a humidor. The joints are likely glued and you are taking a chance of them becoming loose if...

Cigars: storing cigars, plastic wrappers, plastic wrapping
plastic wrappers, plastic wrapping, poker game: Rocky, I prefer to keep my cigars in the cellophane tubes they come in. The cellophane is porous enough to allow the humidor to keep them humidified, and the cellophane protects the cigars from being damaged when you are handling the cigars or transporting...

Cigars: Temp control humidor, tobacco beetle, long periods of time
tobacco beetle, long periods of time, cold climates: Stephen, That cooler temperature won t hurt them a bit. In fact, most cigar warehouses store their cigars in refrigerated rooms not much warmer than that. The cool temperatures don t allow the tobacco beetle larvae to hatch, so cigars can be stored for...

Cigars: Temperature fluctuations, tobacco beetles, strange weather
tobacco beetles, strange weather, temperature fluctuations: Hi Thomas, You will definitely need to relocate your humidor now to the coolest room possible in your condo. If you have to, move your humidor to a room with a fan or air conditioner. The air conditioner does not need to be on at full setting but you...

Cigars: Travel Humidor, drymistat, travel humidors
drymistat, travel humidors, strongboxes: Hi Victor, Those foam, strongbox -type travel humidors are actually great for rugged travel . They hold cigars firmly in their recessed slots and the humidor can resist a lot of physical abuse. Many are waterproof and extremely durable which is why...

Cigars: temperature, tobacco beetles, desk lamps
tobacco beetles, desk lamps, humidity level: Hi Anthony, At 71%, your humidor s humidity level is fine but your temperature level is slightly high at 74.1 degrees Fahrenheit. Tobacco beetles generally incubate and hatch at anywhere between 75 to 80 degrees so 74.1 is pretty close to the danger zone....

Cigars: Woody Tasting Cigars, altadis usa, royal jamaica
altadis usa, royal jamaica, hello bill: Kurt, That is an unusual request, but a brand came to mind as soon as you mentioned woody. Try Royal Jamaica Gold. Made by Altadis USA in the Dominican Republic, they use a Nicaraguan wrapper and binder along with Jamaican, Honduran and Nicaraguan filler....

Cigars: Wrapped Cigars & Humidor, dominican cigars, cellophane
dominican cigars, cellophane, golf game: George, I always suggest that cigars be stored inside their cellophane wrappers. Cellophane is somewhat porous which is why cigars will dry out even though they are sealed in it. Since it is porous, they can also absorb moisture through it, so they will...

Cigars: Adding a cup of d.water in humidor, shotglass, distilled water
shotglass, distilled water, humidor: Hi Thomas, Placing a glass of distilled water in your humidor is perfectly fine but because a glass can accidentally be knocked over and spill, many people prefer to use a large clean sponge in an open dish of distilled water rather than a glass. Using...

Cigars: aging cubans and cigars, cigars from cuba, desktop humidor
cigars from cuba, desktop humidor, cuban cigar: Hi Tom, Yes, bloom is another name for plume. How much plume/bloom a cigar develops depends on how oily the wrapper leaves on that cigar is. Oily cigars that have a glistening sheen are best candidates for plume. If your Upmanns are not developing plume...

Cigars: Beautiful cigars being sent across country, cigar box, tobacconist
cigar box, tobacconist, zip lock: Michael, If the cigars are a little dry, all they need is some time in a humidor and they will come back to life. If you don t have a humidor get a Humi-Pouch, a zip lock type bag with a disposable humidifier in it - from your local tobacconist. We sell...

Cigars: The Beginners Book, american bookstores, amazon
american bookstores, amazon, mailorder: Hi Peter, I m still busy working away on the book and making sure I haven t missed any crucial information when it goes to print. This book is extremely thorough and detailed but very informative and fun to read. As the book is nearing publication, I...

Cigars: Broken Humidor Tray, glue, carpenter
glue, carpenter, nails: Hi Mark, What you can do is use a zero-fume, waterproof carpenter s glue to repair the tray. Be sure to let the glue dry completely before putting the tray back in your humidor. As an alternative, you can also use a small brass nails to secure the...

Cigars: Cigars Taste bad, cedar plywood, mold spores
cedar plywood, mold spores, humidity levels: Brian, Use this chart as a guide: temperature Relative Humidity 65 75 66 74 67 73 68 72 69 71 70 70 71 69 72 68 73 ...

Cigars: Cohiba Siglo III box, Cohiba, boxes
Cohiba, boxes, plywood: Hi Tyler, Normally, genuine Cuban seals, bands and labels can be stolen or recycled by counterfeiters so even though these look good, the fact that the cigars are shorter than normal and the box is made from plywood is really suspicious. I know that many...

Cigars: Cohibas Esplendidos, Cohiba Esplendido, price
Cohiba Esplendido, price, fake: Hi Tom, Don t worry, all dry cigars can still be rehydrated. After two months without proper storage, those Esplendidos will definitely be dry but if they were properly kept in the cigar box and were not handled too much during their dry, brittle state,...

Cigars: Cuban Cigars, Behike, Cohiba double corona
Behike, Cohiba double corona, 40th Anniversary: Greg, The only Cohiba double corona I can recall is the Edicion Limitada. Cohiba s 40th anniversary cigars are extremely expensive (The Behike humidor originally sold for $18,000 with an average price of $400 per Behike.) so if the Cohiba 40th anniversary...

Cigars: cigar glass tubes, glass cigar tubes, cork
glass cigar tubes, cork, plastic: Hi Mario, It really depends on the type of cap that the glass tubes have. If the cap is plastic or cork, it s best to keep the cigars in a humidor or humi-pouch because these caps are not 100% airtight. If the cigars are high-end cigars hermetically sealed...

Cigars: cigar smoking, cigar smokers, cigar smoke
cigar smokers, cigar smoke, cigar smoking: Hi Anthony, There s actually two ways of smoking a cigar. For beginners, it s encouraged that you do not inhale but instead, take a draw of smoke into your mouth and let it linger for a few seconds before slowly expelling it through your lips. Not inhaling...

Cigars: cigar storage, cigar storage, habanos sa
cigar storage, habanos sa, living in the uk: Graham, I always suggest that smokers keep their cigars in the tubes or cellophane wrappers that they come in, even while stored in the humidor. The tubes protect the cigars from damage as you dig through your humidor or take them with you to an outing....

Cigars: cuban fakes, filler tobacco, cuban cigars
filler tobacco, cuban cigars, cancun mexico: Hi Mike, Some premium Cuban cigar boxes don t have this wax paper strip. If your Upmann #2s are from a cedar slide lid box, then there won t be a wax strip. Paper dress boxes will definitely have it but vendors have been known to remove this strip when...

Cigars: deciding on a large or small humidor, desktop humidor, cigar smoking
desktop humidor, cigar smoking, personal preference: Hi Steve, I ve never dealt with them before so I can t say whether or not they re authentic. Also, just to let you know, I no longer discuss Cuban cigar mailorder companies on here so what you should do is thoroughly research these companies through Internet...

Cigars: electronic humidor, electronic humidor, cellophane
electronic humidor, cellophane, course dinner: Angelo, It is not necessary to take your cigars out of their cellophane tubes, they will remain humidified inside your humidor just fine while in the tubes. I like to keep mine in the cellophane because it helps protect the cigars from being damaged, especially...

Cigars: Cuban Cigars, humidor, cigar
Cigars: Cuban Cigars, humidor, cigar, boxes

Cigars: Gurkha Grand Reserve, louis xiii cognac, king louis xiii
Cigars: Gurkha Grand Reserve, louis xiii cognac, king louis xiii, royal salute

Cigars: Humidity, cuban cigars, knw
Cigars: Humidity, cuban cigars, knw, nikko

Cigars: Gap Between Humidor Drawers, air circulation, conventional wisdom
air circulation, conventional wisdom, manufacturer supplier: Adam, You definitely need a seal between the outside air and the inside of the humidor. If the drawers are exposed, and there is a gap that allows un-humidified air in (and humidified air out) you will have a hard time maintaining humidity in the humidor....

Cigars: Gurkha Grand Reserve, Gurkha, wax colours
Gurkha, wax colours, Royal Reserve: Hi Tim, I ve been told that the different coloured wax corresponds to the different sizes/models of Gurkha reserve cigars. The Gran Reserve for example, uses red, gold and silver wax but the Royal Reserve will use purple-coloured wax. The Limited Estate...

Cigars: Humidity, humidity, relative humidity
humidity, relative humidity, cigar storage: Niko, You are right on target with your humidity. As temperature decreases, relative humidity needs to increase in order to keep the cigars from drying out. Here is the chart I use: temperature Relative Humidity 60 - 79%-80% 61 - 78%-79% 62...

Cigars: Humidor humidity, aerator, low humidity
aerator, low humidity, winter: Hi Thomas, It s possible that your humidor needs to re-seasoned but first, re-arrange your cigars and see if the humidity circulation improves. If your humidification device is located at the base of the humidor, you should make sure that there are no...

Cigars: Humidors again, cabinet humidor, seasoning
cabinet humidor, seasoning, humidification device: Hi Steve, To answer your questions: A/ Seasoning a large cabinet humidor is no different than seasoning a small desktop humidor. The seasoning process is identical but you will obviously require more distilled water and the seasoning time may be slightly...

Cigars: Humidors AGAIN!!, water pillows, humidification device
water pillows, humidification device, humidification devices: Hi Thomas, If two humidification devices, 5 humi-pillows and a recent re-seasoning still can t boost your humidor s humidity, your humidor is most likely defective or damaged and is somehow losing humidity. It s also possible that your hygrometer is not...

Cigars: Hydration, relative humidity, finck
relative humidity, finck, hygrometer: Mike, Cigars can be over-humidified, but it is hard to do with an evaporative type system. Are the cigars mushy/molding? When you say the crack and fall apart, it sounds like they are too dry, not too wet. If your temperature is 70-72 degrees, then...

Cigars: humidity, propylene glycol, digital hygrometer
propylene glycol, digital hygrometer, humidification device: Hi Cem, To use your humidor properly, you will first need to season it. To season it, use a clean spray bottle and spray the entire humidor interior with 100% distilled water. Do not use any other type of water. It must be distilled water. Spray the...

Cigars: humidor, cigar distributors, quality humidors
cigar distributors, quality humidors, quality humidor: Bernadette, Ashton Cigar Distributors make great quality humidors in that price range. They have 2 lines, Ashton is the very high end and Savoy is the same quality construction but since they don t use exotic wood finishes they are more affordably priced....

Cigars: humidor, rita rita, left hand corner
rita rita, left hand corner, cigar shop: Rita, It s hard to find a good quality humidor in that price range. You can visit your local cigar shop and see what they have, or if you d like to order one from us we have a great deal on a model that we got when we took a ton of inventory from a company...

Cigars: humidor, finck, humidors
finck, humidors, humidifiers: Gary, You didn t give me many details, so to help you figure out what is going on I d have to cover a lot of possibilities. Send me your email address to b.finck@finckcigarcompany.com and I ll send you a 2 page summary of general information about humidors...

Cigars: humidore mistake, filtered water, tap water
filtered water, tap water, boiled water: Hi Mike, Don t worry, your humidor is not in any danger. Even though you used filtered water, it won t be a big problem for your humidor. I ve heard from people that have used tap, boiled and even bottled water to season their humidors and their humidors...

Cigars: Ltd. Edition Cigars, edition cigars, cigar industry
edition cigars, cigar industry, cuban cigar: Hi Larry, I m a big fan of limited edition cuban cigars and love everything from regular Edicion Limitadas to Habanos festival exclusives so I think limited edition cigars are great. They re good for Habanos SA, retailers, smokers, collectors and the Cuban...

Cigars: Mold, propylene glycol, thompson cigar
propylene glycol, thompson cigar, green mold: Using distilled water is the correct thing to do, although you should actually pour the water into the unit, let it soak in, and then wipe all the excess off. Regardless, your method should not cause it to mold. It may be that the humidifier came pre-charged,...

Cigars: Monte #2, cuban cigar boxes, counterfeit cigars
cuban cigar boxes, counterfeit cigars, cuban cigars: Hi Thomas, A dress box without a boxcode is pretty suspicious. If the cigars are genuine, it s possible that the ink for the box code has completely faded off. It s also possible that the cigars are black market Cuban cigars which means that they re genuine...

Cigars: front mount hygrometer, propylene glycol, humidification device
propylene glycol, humidification device, drilling holes: Hi Pete, It really depends on the size of the holes. If they re really small pin holes, they may not be enough to pick up a proper humidity reading. Analog hygrometers usually have a grilled back or wide slats around the rim of the back housing to allow...

Cigars: New Humidor Set-Up, humidor manufacturers, humidor wood
humidor manufacturers, humidor wood, seasoning a humidor: Hi Monica, Seasoning a new humidor by applying distilled water to the interior is recommended because it prepares the wood and allows it to absorb and regulate humidity more quickly and efficiently. It is possible to maintain an unseasoned humidor but...

Cigars: new humidor, digital hygrometers, accuracy check
digital hygrometers, accuracy check, seasoning a humidor: Hi Nick, Usually it s very quick for the humidity to climb and stabilize at 70% so if your humidor s humidity has not improved after 12 hours, you should re-season your humidor. I m not sure if you properly seasoned your humidor or not but seasoning...

Cigars: Preparing a Travel Humidor, seasoning, travel humidor
seasoning, travel humidor, humidor: Hi Stephanie, Preparing your husband s humidor (also known as seasoning ) is very simple. First, you need to make sure the humidor includes the following: 1 - Hygrometer (either digital or analog) 1 - Humidification device (usually green foam in a...

Cigars: Seal on new humidor, handmade humidors, tiny gap
handmade humidors, tiny gap, cigar smoker: Hi Cameron, Though this gap isn t causing your humidor any problems right now, it is possible that it may cause a humidity leak or other problems in the future. Humidors with these types of gaps have been known to cause problems with the most common issue...

Cigars: Storing cigars, glass cigar tube, airtight
glass cigar tube, airtight, remove cap: Hi Bob, The cap on most glass cigar tubes are not 100% airtight so it s perfectly fine to leave the cigars in their cigar tubes while in your humidor. If however, you are in a rush to smoke the cigar or the cigar feels a bit dry in your humidor, you may...

Cigars: Temp VS humidity table, Variable Humidity Myth, compensating humidity with temperature
Variable Humidity Myth, compensating humidity with temperature: Hi Amr, The variable humidity theory is no longer supported by cigar smokers because it is flawed. Cigars should be kept between 68-73% humidity - the tolerable humidity safe range for cigars - REGARDLESS of temperature. In theory, compensating humidity...

Cigars: can't find, cigar stores, mendez lopez
cigar stores, mendez lopez, google: Hi Andrew, I m not sure where you are located in the US but what you can do is check with local cigar stores and see if they have any of these cigars in stock. If they don t have them, most stores will gladly check with their supplier/distributor and try...

Cigars: Winter humidity problems, humidor maintenance, winter
humidor maintenance, winter, humidity drop: Hi Ben, Yes, it s pretty common for humidors to have problems maintaining humidity during the winter months and adding an additional humidification element (such as using both paks and beads) or increasing your humidification s recharge schedule should...

Cigars: walk in humidor, home renovation, world hi
home renovation, world hi, humidors: Hi Jason, I m not familiar with the UK region but if you re looking to build either a commercial or personal walk-in humidor, I recommend Michel Perrenoud. You can also find humidor designers in your local phone directory under tobacconists, humidors...

Cigars: Aging cigars, tobacco beetles, cigar tubes
tobacco beetles, cigar tubes, proper aeration: Hi Mike, When aging single cigars, what you can do is keep your cigars organized by age and assign them specific areas in your humidor (such as a specific tray, drawer or compartment.) This can help you easily remember which cigars are of a certain age....

Cigars: Blue Mold, cigar collector, blue mold
cigar collector, blue mold, mold growth: Hi Jack, Cigar mold is often thick and fuzzy in texture and grows in random patches. It looks a lot like the mold you would find on spoiled food. If the stains on your cigar(s) cannot be wiped off, then they are not mold but stains left by previous mold...

Cigars: Cigar store reccomendation, fuente opus x, ashton vsg
fuente opus x, ashton vsg, monterrey excalibur: Hi Genevieve (beautiful name btw, I ve always liked that name) I m not very familiar with the San Francisco area (I m actually in Toronto Canada which is nowhere near San Francisco) so what I suggest is that you look in your yellow pages under Cigars ...

Cigars: Cohiba Robusto, habanos sa, fake cigars
habanos sa, fake cigars, cigar boxes: Hi Grant, It s really hard to determine a cigar s authenticity without visually examining it, inside and out. Genuine Cohiba cigars are known for having a high level of construction and wrapper leaf quality (more than any other Cuban brand, IMO) and based...

Cigars: Cohibas, factory stickers, millimeter size
factory stickers, millimeter size, cigar smoking: Hi Peter, The packaging sounds spot on but I tend to overlook the packaging details now because counterfeiters (especially with Cohiba cigars) are now smart enough to steal genuine cigar packaging (boxes and bands) from the factories and recycle discarded...

Cigars: Csonka Digital Hygrometer, digital hygrometers, digital hygrometer
digital hygrometers, digital hygrometer, tupperware container: Hi Jerry, To answer your questions, I know of Csonka hygrometers and it s a reputable brand but I ve never used them before. First, check any documentation that came with your hygrometer for calibration and accuracy issues. Many digital hygrometers are...

Cigars: Cuban internet stores, pacific cigar, cigar co
pacific cigar, cigar co, finestcubancigars: Hi Andrew, Unfortunately, I have never shopped with any of those retailers before so I can t comment on them. I know CigarsofHabanos.com and FinestCubanCigars.com are both based in Hong Kong and many Hong Kong retailers are reputable and genuine but what...

Cigars: cuban cigars illegal or not, cuban trade embargo, cigar smokers
cuban trade embargo, cigar smokers, cuban cigars: Hi Brandon, Cuban cigars are indeed considered illegal in the United States. They re illegal because of the Cuban Trade Embargo which was finalized by US President John F Kennedy in 1962 which demands that commercial and economic relations between Cuba...

Cigars: de-mineralized water, tobacco beetles, cigar storage
tobacco beetles, cigar storage, cigar stores: suefenyves, When maintaining cigars, it is very important that you only use either 100% distilled water or double-distilled water. Do not use any other types of water as it could negatively affect your cigars. Many grocery stores will sell distilled water....

Cigars: Blue Mold, cigar wrapper, wrapper color
Cigars: Blue Mold, cigar wrapper, wrapper color, humidor

Cigars: Cuban internet stores, good customer services, freind
Cigars: Cuban internet stores, good customer services, freind, cigars

Cigars: Humidor Humidity, humidification device, humidor
Cigars: Humidor Humidity, humidification device, humidor, advices

Cigars: Good cigar books, pocket cyclopedia, havana cigars
pocket cyclopedia, havana cigars, cigar books: Hi Robert, Im glad you picked up Min Ron Nees book. Without a doubt, its the ultimate book on Cuban cigar brand history. I love this book as well and I actually wore out my first copy so now Im trying to find another copy, hopefully at a good price....

Cigars: Humidity, tobacco beetles, tobacco beetle
tobacco beetles, tobacco beetle, humidity level: Hi Michael, What you should do is make sure your cigars do not crowd your humidification device inside your humidor. Stacking a pile of cigars near the humidification unit/crystals can actually obstruct the humidity flow and raise the humidity level in...

Cigars: Humidity, edition cigars, humidity level
edition cigars, humidity level, relative humidity: Sam, One of the most common problems with humidors is that the owners of them can t get the hygrometers to read what they want them to read. The truth is, the problem is almost always with the hygrometer, not with the humidor. Ideally, your humidor should...

Cigars: Humidor, propylene glycol, crystal types
propylene glycol, crystal types, relative humidity: Janetta, Since you say that your hygrometer usually reads 70% we can assume that it has been working properly. If the relative humidity is really 40-50% and has been this low for a couple of months, you should see your cigars drying out by now. If that is...

Cigars: Humidor Humidity, analog hygrometer, digital hygrometers
analog hygrometer, digital hygrometers, digital hygrometer: Hi Frank, It s possible that the glass top is causing the problem. Some humidors with glass top lids have been known to leak humidity due to a loose seal around the edges of the glass. A humidor lid with a loose seal can also cause low humidity as humidity...

Cigars: Humidor Re-Seasoning, cold winter weather, humidification devices
cold winter weather, humidification devices, drymistat: Hi Dave, Is your hygrometer properly calibrated? Conduct a salt test on the hygrometer and see if it reads 75%. If it doesn t, adjust the calibration needle so that it reads 75% after the salt test and it will be properly calibrated. (Sounds like your...

Cigars: Humidor room - removing odors, ozone air purifier, ozone purifier
ozone air purifier, ozone purifier, ozone purifiers: Hi Mary Jo, An electronic ozone air purifier will most definitely remove all residual odors within a few days. When removing smoke/cigar odors, Ozone purifiers are more effective than Ion purifiers but because ozone is unhealthy for human intake, it s...

Cigars: humidity level, humidification device, propylene glycol
humidification device, propylene glycol, humidity level: Hi Brandon, Your humidor s humidity should not exceed 74% humidity. (67-74% is the safe range for your cigars while 70% is considered perfect). When the humidity is above 75% or more, mold can start to form on your cigars so it s important that you lower...

Cigars: humidor behavior during winter, internal humidity, ambient humidity
internal humidity, ambient humidity, humidification device: Hi Mike, Don t worry, this is quite normal and many people do experience this humidity drop with their humidors during winter. Because our home environment can be extremely dry during cold winters, our humidors will react to the surrounding environment...

Cigars: my humidor problems, drymistat, humidity level
drymistat, humidity level, corner joints: Hi Matthew, Yes, that s correct. If hygrometer reads 68% after the salt test, then it is 7% out of sync so calibrate the needle so that it reads 75% immediately after you ve done the salt test and your hygrometer will now perfectly be calibrated. Many...

Cigars: Knowledge/Info about pluming cigars, sancho panza, cigar world
sancho panza, cigar world, example nic: Hi Steve, Cigar plume/bloom typically occurs on cigars that have very oily wrappers. The natural oil in the tobacco leaves is what causes plume. Over time, as a cigar is properly stored, the humidity in the humidor will cause the oils to exude from the...

Cigars: keeping fresh, humidification device, cigar shop
humidification device, cigar shop, humidification devices: Hi Joe, First, if your humidor has not been seasoned yet, you should season it immediately and this should raise the humidity to a more ideal level. If your humidor has already been recently seasoned, then it may just need another humidification device....

Cigars: low humidity/add another humidifier?, cigar humidor, humidity level
cigar humidor, humidity level, humidification system: Steven, The only jar type humidifiers I am familiar with are the Madelaine and Xikar brands, and those are really only big enough for about a 25 cigar humidor. By using two you have enough humidification for about a 50 cigar humidor. The humidifiers should...

Cigars: Mold?, polymer crystals, propylene glycol
polymer crystals, propylene glycol, corn starch: Hi Bruce, If the substance is contained within (or growing on) the humidifier, then it is most likely mold caused by either high humidity, the use of contaminated water, or water that is not 100% distilled (such as boiled, tap or bottled drinking water)....

Cigars: Montecristo from D.R., mellow flavour, montecristos
mellow flavour, montecristos, cuban cigar: Hi Frank, To answer your question, Dominican Montecristos will not taste like Cuban Montecristos. D.R. Montecristos are mild to medium-bodied and have a very mellow flavour while the smoke is light and smooth. The aroma is very sweet and the cigar is...

Cigars: molded cigars, mold spores, mold forms
mold spores, mold forms, tupperware container: Hi Bill, If you discover the mold growth early, there is a chance for your cigars to be saved. The first thing you should do is immediately and delicately remove all your moldy cigars from your humidor and keep them away from the cigars that does not have...

Cigars: Seasoned humidor, cedar aroma, flavored cigars
cedar aroma, flavored cigars, aromatic wood: Kenneth, Most humidors are lined with Spanish cedar which is a very porous, aromatic wood. Cedar absorbs smells easily, so if the humidor was seasoned with whiskey or even if it was used to hold flavored cigars the aroma is probably in the wood. You might...

Cigars: Single Cohiba, cuban cohiba cigars, cohiba cigar
cuban cohiba cigars, cohiba cigar, cohiba name: Hi Jason, As far as I know, Cuban Cohiba cigars are not packaged in glass tubes so if the cigar has a Cuban Cohiba band (yellow, white & black colours with the words Habana, Cuba under the Cohiba name), then it is most likely fake. Is the glass tube...

Cigars: Soft when pressed, bolivar cigars, cigar roller
bolivar cigars, cigar roller, filler tobacco: Hi Mario, To answer your questions: 1/ If the cigar springs back to shape, then it is perfectly fine. Well-humidified cigars are firm but spongy and will spring back to shape if you squeeze the cigar foot firmly. Cigars that are over-humidified however,...

Cigars: Storing/aging cigars, desktop humidor, presentation boxes
desktop humidor, presentation boxes, wood boxes: Hi Victor, If your cigars feel a bit dry, you can slightly increase the humidity to something more to your liking. However, keep in mind that because your humidity is already at 70%, it can be very tricky to fine-tune your humidity without exceeding 74%....

Cigars: seasoning humidor, propylene glycol, cigar shops
propylene glycol, cigar shops, humidification device: Hi Joe, Normally, you only need to season your humidor just once but if your humidor eventally becomes bone dry from long periods of inactivity, then you will need to re-season your humidor again. As for the elixir (I assume you re referring to the pre-mixed...

Cigars: small walk-in humidor, bel air california, humidity levels
bel air california, humidity levels, interior storage: Hi Jane, Yes, considering the small size of the walk-in humidor, it can be very easy for the humidity to briefly dissipate whenever a person exits or enters the room. To correct this, all you need is a commercial grade, electronically controlled humidification...

Cigars: Temporary storage, tobacco beetles, cigar collection
tobacco beetles, cigar collection, travel humidor: Hi Paul, Yes, keep the cigar in the cigar tube. Prolonged exposure to cold temperatures can cause a cigar to be dry and brittle. The safe temperature range for properly maintaining cigars is between 67-74 degrees Fahrenheit while the ideal cigar storage...

Cigars: Top 10 smokes, saint luis rey, romeo y julieta
saint luis rey, romeo y julieta, double corona: Hi Mario, The reason why your dress box of Regios taste different than your cabinet box of Regios could be the fact that the dress box cigars are younger or older than your cabinet Regios. Cabinet Selection cigars are intended specifically for [long-term]...

Cigars: Unravelling, cigar rollers, romeo y julieta
cigar rollers, romeo y julieta, cigar cutter: Hi Joe, It s hard to explain this without visual aids but I ll try my best... When rolling a cigar, the head of the cigar (the end that we put to our mouths) is where the wrapper leaf seam ends. Because the wrapper leaf slightly overlaps itself (in...

Cigars: Varying humidity readings, cigar capacity, airing cupboard
cigar capacity, airing cupboard, water evaporation: Hi Stuart, To answer your question, external environment humidity and temperature can indeed affect the humidity level inside your humidor. Think of your humidor as being like a wet sponge; if its placed in a warm room, the heat will create more water...

Cigars: www.Cubanhabanoscigars.net, fake cuban cigars, habanos sa
fake cuban cigars, habanos sa, counterfeit cigars: Hi Barry, Unfortunately CubanHabanosCigars.net has developed a reputation of having poor customer service and sending out counterfeit cigars. I have not ordered from them before but I have received many emails from people that have and in most cases, many...

Cigars: Aging Cigars, hoyo de monterrey, opus x
hoyo de monterrey, opus x, cuban cigars: Hi John, Whether they re Cuban cigars or Non-Cuban cigars, the best cigars for aging are medium to full-bodied cigars with dark and oily wrapper leaves. Cigars that are glistening with natural oils (or at least have a visible satin-like sheen) are excellent...

Cigars: Aging Cigars over a year, natural occurence, natural occurrence
natural occurence, natural occurrence, types of tobacco: Hi Rich, The amount of plume that develops depends entirely on the tobacco used in the cigar. A dark, oily cigar for example, is more likely to develop plume because there is more natural oils on the surface of a maduro wrapper as opposed to a lighter...

Cigars: Best cigar shops in Toronto, casa del habanos, la casa del habanos
casa del habanos, la casa del habanos, thomas hinds: Hi Mike, In Toronto, the best shops are: La Casa Del Habanos Thomas Hinds Sleuth & Statesman Tobacco Haven The Smokin Cigar Some stores such as La Casa del Habanos and Thomas Hinds even have comfortable lounges for you to relax with your cigar(s)....

Cigars: Cigar Box Storage, cuban cohiba cigars, vacuum pack
cuban cohiba cigars, vacuum pack, cigar box: Martin, You can store them in a vacuum packed bag for a while - just guessing I d say 30 days - and they d be ok. If you want to store them longer than that but don t have space for them in your humidor, leave them sealed in the box and place the box in a...

Cigars: Cuba, saint luis rey, casa del habanos
saint luis rey, casa del habanos, habanos sa: Hi Frank, By novelties , do you mean limited edition cigars and humidors? Habanos SA releases annual, commemorative humidors and cigars as well as annual limited edition cigars (ie: Edicion Limitada) so if your friend shops at a Habanos-approved store...

Cigars: My cigars are swelling, propylene glycol, humidification device
propylene glycol, humidification device, cigar shop: Hi Michael, No, it s best to start with 50/50. After you ve added the 50/50 mixture, allow your humidor to sit for a few days so the humidity can settle. Check the humidity after it has settled. Normally the humidity will be at exactly 70% but there...

Cigars: dry cigars, dry cigars, digital hygrometer
dry cigars, digital hygrometer, gentle squeeze: Chris, Dry cigars will crack when you try to cut them or if you bite down when smoking. To check for dryness before you are ready to smoke, give the cigar a gentle squeeze in the middle of the cigar (not the foot which can be cracked even when they are...

Cigars: Best cigar shops in Toronto, smokin cigar, thomas hinds
Cigars: Best cigar shops in Toronto, smokin cigar, thomas hinds, tobacco haven

Cigars: cubanlou's, livelihood, reputation
Cigars: cubanlou's, livelihood, reputation, stock

Cigars: Humidor Storage, Aluminum Tubes and Mold, plume, cigar
Cigars: Humidor Storage, Aluminum Tubes and Mold, plume, cigar, mold

Cigars: good and cheap cigars in same box, cheap cigars, nick nick
cheap cigars, nick nick, freeloaders: Nick, I ve kept a variety of mixed brands of cigars in my humidors for the last 30+ years. In all honesty, unless some of the cigars have a very unusual aroma or any kind of flavoring, I don t think they affect each others taste at all. I would not mix...

Cigars: Humdifaction Devices, humidification device, humidification devices
humidification device, humidification devices, bacteria growth: Hi Mike, For humidification devices, there really isn t any difference in functionality so it s just a question of buying one that is the right size for your humidor at a price you re comfortable with. If you re looking for an oasis unit, there are literally...

Cigars: Humidor, propylene glycol, dead air space
propylene glycol, dead air space, humidity level: Jason, You really should only wipe down the inside of the humidor with a damp cloth one time, after that the hygrometer should keep the humidity constant. First, you ll need to have several cigars in the box to properly read the humidity level because its...

Cigars: Humidor, dry cigars, humidity level
dry cigars, humidity level, relative humidity: Chris, Dry cigars will definitely reduce the humidity level until they gain humidity, so they problem may correct itself. Secondly, when you seasoned the humidor you added a lot of moisture to it, and it is not unusual for the level to drop after several...

Cigars: Humidor Storage, Aluminum Tubes and Mold, aluminum tubes, proper humidity
aluminum tubes, proper humidity, mold growth: Greg, I m really not an expert on mold, but I have smoked many cigar that had slight mold growth on the wrapper with no side effects. I have also smoked cigars that were really moldy - like moldy through the filler, and while they didn t make me sick they...

Cigars: hoyo hundura vs hoyo cuba, hoyo de monterrey, cuban tobacco
hoyo de monterrey, cuban tobacco, distinct flavour: Hi Kain, Cigars that use Sixth Priming Ligero tobacco are usually cigars that have rich dark wrapper leaves such as Maduro or Oscuro-shade wrappers. Coincidentally, because Sixth Priming Ligero leaves are usually picked last during cultivation, they...

Cigars: humidification device, cigar boxes, rocky patel
cigar boxes, rocky patel, humi: Hi Michael, It s perfectly fine to store cigars of different brands/countries together. If you prefer, you can keep all your different brands separated with cedar dividers (the cedar sheets inside cigar boxes are perfect for this.) It s also not necessary...

Cigars: Too many humidification devices?, humidification devices, humidification device
humidification devices, humidification device, propylene glycol: Hi Aaron, Adding a secondary humidification device can indeed boost the humidor s humidity to a more proper level. (For some humidors, it s not uncommon to have two or more humidification devices to create the necessary humidity that the cigars need.)...

Cigars: humidor, digital hygrometer, acid cigars
digital hygrometer, acid cigars, humidity level: Jared, 65 degrees Fahrenheit seems a little cold for a regular home temperature, but if that is accurate you would want around 75% relative humidity to keep your cigars fresh. You can check the calibration of your hygrometer by wrapping it in a wet towel...

Cigars: Makeshift Humidor, h upmann cigars, desktop humidors
h upmann cigars, desktop humidors, cigar boxes: Hi Greg, Until your friend gets a humidor, the best option for him to store his cigars is to use a humi-pouch . Humi-pouches are Ziploc-style bags with a humidified lining built into the thick plastic. They re extremely user-friendly and require no maintenance....

Cigars: Markers Mark cigars, flavored cigars, makers mark bourbon
flavored cigars, makers mark bourbon, cigar: Ray, Maker s Mark cigars are unique in that they are seasoned with bourbon, they do not have bourbon or bourbon flavor/aroma sprayed directly on the tobacco like most flavored cigars do. Instead, the filler used in Maker s Mark is allowed to rest in a conditioning...

Cigars: Oasis or Crystal, oasis humidifier, proper humidity
oasis humidifier, proper humidity, humidification devices: Hi Mario, Both humidors are performing well because they are properly maintained. To answer your question, it s not one factor over the other that s creating a difference in plume or cigar softness. Instead, it s a combination of having a good humidor,...

Cigars: Persistant moldy odor in humidor, spanish cedar interior, grade sandpaper
spanish cedar interior, grade sandpaper, cedar aroma: Hi Dean, A musty odor inside your humidor is actually a natural and common occurrence with most humidors. The odor is derived from the internal humidity combining with the natural scent of the cigars. It s completely normal for well-maintained humidors...

Cigars: partagas or?, saint luis rey, hoyo de monterrey
saint luis rey, hoyo de monterrey, romeo y julieta: Hi Bill, Your mystery cigars are most definitely Robusto-sized but without any cigar bands, it s hard to tell what brand they are. It could be one of the following, which are regular production, Cuban robustos: Partagas Serie D No. 4 Hoyo de Monterrey...

Cigars: Strong cubans and a mold problem, cohiba siglo vi, montecristo edmundo
cohiba siglo vi, montecristo edmundo, mold outbreak: Hi Arun, To answer your questions: A. If you are looking for full-bodied, mainstream Cuban cigar brands, I would like to recommend Partagas (Serie D4, Lusitanias) and Ramon Allones (Specially Selected, Double Corona). Both brands are more full-bodied...

Cigars: Tobacco bugs/Clean Humidor, plastic bags, freezer
plastic bags, freezer, cigars: Latricia, You ve done the right thing. Freeze the cigars for about 3-4 days, let them thaw outside of the plastic bags for a few hours and then put them back in the humidor. You should not see any more problems. We do sell a tobacco bug trap that will catch...

Cigars: Velcro on the humidification device, stainless steel plate, humidification device
stainless steel plate, humidification device, smoking cigars: Hi Peter, You can just reattach the humidifier with velcro again. If the velcro has loosened and separated itself from the humidifier, you can use a new piece of velcro or simply apply some double-sided tape to the back of the loose velcro and that will...

Cigars: THE WRAP, connecticut broadleaf, cigar cutter
connecticut broadleaf, cigar cutter, xikar cutter: David, You are correct in that the wrapper is typically the most dominant flavor of a cigar. Most maduro wrappers are thick, heavy sun-grown leaves, the most common being Connecticut Broadleaf and Mexican Sumatra. Brazilian grown maduro wrappers are becoming...

Cigars: just wondering, tobacco cultivation, cigar production
tobacco cultivation, cigar production, 4th quarter: Hi Maxx, I m putting the finishing touches on the book and if all goes well, it will be out later this year; 4th quarter. The book will cover many cigar related subjects including tobacco cultivation, cigar production, cigar etiquette, humidor maintenance,...

Cigars: Aging Cigars, cigar factories, tobacco leaves
cigar factories, tobacco leaves, double corona: Hi amr a. seoud, Some cigars can slightly (VERY slightly) change colours when they are aged but their wrapper shade will not significantly change to a darker shade during aging. The darkness of the tobacco leaves is determined by the amount of time the...

Cigars: aging cigars, tobacco beetles, montecristo 2
tobacco beetles, montecristo 2, fine wine: Hi Grant, Though it s optional, many cigar collectors prefer to leave their aged cigars untouched in their original boxes whenever possible. Allowing the cigars to sit loose inside the humidor may compromise the cigars physical condition and leave them...

Cigars: Basic, cigar storage, stale smoke
cigar storage, stale smoke, smoke smell: Avi, Lot of questions - I m going to give you some short, to the point answers: Wipe out the inside of the new humidor with a damp cloth. This will allow the cedar to absorb a small amount of water and will keep it from absorbing all of the humidity that...

Cigars: Basic, dry cigars, humidification device
dry cigars, humidification device, seasoning a humidor: Hi Avi, To answer your questions: 1. Yes, it s always best to season your humidor before you use it. By doing so, your humidor will be able to absorb and regulate humidity more properly. Seasoning a humidor is a lengthy process so if you need proper...

Cigars: Box pressed, shape thanks, humidor
shape thanks, humidor, cigars: Hi Mario, What you can do is remove the cigars from the box and let them age in your humidor for as long as possible. Avoid stacking these flat cigars together (or stacking other cigars on top of them) and space them out evenly so that humidity can easy...

Cigars: Buying cigars online or at a store, tobacco beetles, counterfeit cigars
tobacco beetles, counterfeit cigars, mailorder companies: Hi Peter, I actually prefer buying locally or in person rather than buying online as there is less buyer s protection when buying cigars via mailorder. One of the biggest problems with buying cigars online is the inability to inspect the cigars before...

Cigars: Cigar Bitter taste in tongue, bitter flavour, punch cutter
bitter flavour, punch cutter, cigar punch: Hi Amr A Seoud, Here are the larger Edicion Limitada cigars that have been released within the past 3 years: 2006 Edicion Limitadas Cohiba Piramides (52 ring) Montecristo Robusto (50 ring) 2007 Edicion Limitadas Romeo y Julieta Escudo (50 ring)...

Cigars: Cigar Courtesy, cigar rings, cigar smokers
cigar rings, cigar smokers, cigar clubs: Hi Amr A Seoud, Whether or not you should remove the band is now optional. You re right, in some parts of the world, there are some establishments (cigar clubs/lounges) that say it s polite to remove the cigar ring but they will not get angry if you leave...

Cigars: cuban?, habanos sa, counterfeit cigars
habanos sa, counterfeit cigars, cigar bands: Hi Michael, I know some genuine boxes of Cuban cigars were reported to have some inconsistencies/problems with the UV label so you shouldn t be alarmed. Some problems involved the UV markings to be weak (faded), incomplete/broken or not even present despite...

Cigars: Good $2 sticks, patels, national brands
Cigars: Good $2 sticks, patels, national brands, la finca

Cigars: humidor humidity, cigar, humidity
Cigars: humidor humidity, cigar, humidity, boxes