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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Christianity -- Christian Living: Rational Proof, proof of the existence of god, existence of god
proof of the existence of god, existence of god, brain problem: Dear Louise, I think that faith cannot come only from logic, because to have faith in God means to trust and love God. I think however that logics and science prove the existence of our soul and the existence of God and that there are many rational arguments...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Christianity -- Christian Living: The Soul, happiness sadness, valence electrons
happiness sadness, valence electrons, existence of god: Dear David, I think that faith cannot come only from logic, because to have faith in God means to trust and love God. I think however that logics and science prove the existence of our soul and the existence of God and that there are many rational arguments...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Christianity -- Christian Living: should i?, graig, inuyasha
graig, inuyasha, christians: Hi Kdd, I do not think it is evil unless you think it is. You must determine that. I am not familiar with the show Inuyasha. For Christians, it is important to see how what you are doing matches with your beliefs. If it does not, you should examine...

Christianity -- Christian Living: what is the, mark 3, holy spirit
mark 3, holy spirit, contemporary english version: Hi, I think the scripture that you are referring to is in Mark: Mark 3:28, 29 (Contemporary English Version) 28I (Jesus) promise you that any of the sinful things you say or do can be forgiven, no matter how terrible those things are. 29But if you...

Christianity -- Christian Living: -, angels in heaven, fellow christian
angels in heaven, fellow christian, place god: Hello Angeline, Thanks for writing to me. I can only give you my opinion on these matters, but i hope that i can be of some help. 1- The common thought amongst Christians is that, for a long time the devil was God s closest most powerful angel, whose...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Yu-gi-oh, yu gi oh cards, imaginary games
yu gi oh cards, imaginary games, masters of the universe: Hi Karen, Wow! Kids are starting earlier and earlier with these kind of games. With your son, focus on how much God loves him and why the game Yu-Gi-Oh has things in it that aren’t from God. Help your son to see that because he loves his earthly father,...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Be ye not unequally yoked, temple of the living god, 2 corinthians 6
temple of the living god, 2 corinthians 6, business partnership: Hi Mark, Thanks for this great question. Let us look at the context of this verse. I think that the interpretation will be clear; 2 Corinthians 6:14-17 14 Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness...

Christianity -- Christian Living: young marriage, pre marital counseling, marriage happiness
pre marital counseling, marriage happiness, pre marital sex: Hi Emily, I want to sincerely apologize for taking so long to respond to your question......For the past few weeks I have been preparing for a workshop that was held this past weekend, and I haven t been checking my email. For starters, divorce is not...

Christianity--Church History: 0-100 A.D. Galliean history references, pontious pilate, caesar agustus
pontious pilate, caesar agustus, calvery chapel: I must admit that I have never done any study on the political climate around Jerusalem at the time of Jesus walk on earth. The world politic around the Mediterranean Sea was the Pax Romana and looking up Caesar Agustus and Pontious Pilate on the Web...

Christianity--Church History: 12 Days of Christmas, armenian catholic, st basil
armenian catholic, st basil, statutory holidays: Tanis, thanks for the good question. As many scholars think the Spring lambing season was actually closer to the date Christ was actually born, your question has an ironic timing. But we have celebrated 25 December since Roman times, largely as an effort to...

Christianity--Church History: 1st Christian Church in the US, sir thos, jamestown colony
sir thos, jamestown colony, christian presence: Great Question. From my research, the first Christian Church erected in the US was at Jamestown in 1610. It was founded by settlers at the Jamestown colony who were Anglicans that were escaping persecution in England. However, there was a Christian...

Christianity--Church History: 1st church, son of the living god, eastern orthodox church
son of the living god, eastern orthodox church, church jesus: When congregations founded by Paul and other missionaries began to grow, they formed centers in the largest cities around the Mediterranean. Each had leaders. As time went on they went further in consolidating by joining other cities. Eventually there were...

Christianity--Church History: animal sacrifice, slaughter animals, blood sacrifices
slaughter animals, blood sacrifices, book of hebrews: Sorry for the delay in answering your question. There has been something wrong with my e-mail delivery for the last few weeks. I don t believe that I did answer your question, so I ll try to do that now. The blood sacrifices in the OT were all meant...

Christianity--Church History: Christian Anthropology, christian anthropology, homework question
christian anthropology, homework question, theology student: James, I will be happy to help you, but first you must answer a question. Is this a homework question? You see, if it is I would be doing you a disservice by answering your question. Your job as a student is to study for yourself. I have had several lately...

Christianity--Church History: The Christian faith, fire and brimstone, jesus paid the price
fire and brimstone, jesus paid the price, relationship with god: T.P., Thank you for the positive rating. I had a feeling you had more questions, and you verified my feelings in your comment... We aren t finished our discussion yet. . I look forward to continuing our discussion. However, you may want to start a new...

Christianity--Church History: Classification of the bible, jewish torah, chapter divisions
jewish torah, chapter divisions, textual tradition: Elie, Thank you for your questions. I will do my best to help. Yes, Christianity affirms that the Mosaic Law of the Old Testament (known as Torah in Judaism) is fully inspired by God. However, Christianity does not recognize that the laws of the Pentateuch...

Christianity--Church History: animal sacrifice, religious practices, religions
Christianity--Church History: animal sacrifice, religious practices, religions, god

Christianity--Church History: Classification of the bible, jesus and the apostles, protestant bible
Christianity--Church History: Classification of the bible, jesus and the apostles, protestant bible, hebrew scriptures

Christianity--Church History: Jesus in Art, homework question, disservice
homework question, disservice, sacraments: Kevin, I will be happy to help you, but first you must answer a question. Is this a homework question? You see, if it is I would be doing you a disservice by answering your question. I have had several lately that I knew were, and I would not answer them....

Christianity--Church History: luthern, mass vestments, lutheran clergy
mass vestments, lutheran clergy, cardinal newman: I quote-- The Trinity doctrine is only one of many things that have been carried over from the Catholic church to the Lutheran church. The Lutheran clergy have continued to wear the old Mass vestments and carry on the old ceremonial forms of worship. The altar...

Christianity--Church History: Meaning of white candles, interpretation of dreams, couple suggestions
interpretation of dreams, couple suggestions, mind of god: Sola, The interpretation of dreams is a very precarious thing at best. By that I mean one must have the Lord give a specific interpretation for that specific dream. And I am sorry Sola, the Lord has not given me the interpretation of that dream. And for...

Christianity--Church History: symbols, jesus christ god, son savior
jesus christ god, son savior, word fish: Sorry for the delay. There has been some problem with my E-mail and I have not been receiving the questions from AllExperts. The letters for the Greek word IXTHUS(fish) have all the first Greek letters of Greek words which say Jesus Christ God s...

Christianity--Church History: born again churches., baptism of the holy ghost, church of the lord jesus
baptism of the holy ghost, church of the lord jesus, pentecost sunday: Alan, Thank you for your question, and the opportunity to help. Before I answer your question, I must first make it clear that a (as you said) born again church is THE church the Jesus Christ founded Himself. To be born-again (reciecing Jesus Christ...

Christianity--Church History: Christian herasy, old testament times, tv evangelists
old testament times, tv evangelists, radio broadcasts: Hi Leah, Thank you for allowing me to answer your question. I am not aware of any specific organization that acts as a watchdog for Christian television and radio broadcasts. I do not watch or listen to them because much of what they preach is garbage....

Christianity--Church History: Cremating a body, old testament law, 1 corinthians 15
old testament law, 1 corinthians 15, human bones: Sydney, Thank you for the opportunity to help. The Bible actually does not give any specific teaching about cremation. There are occurrences in the Old Testament of people being burned to death (1 Kings 16:18; 2 Kings 21:6) and of human bones being burned...

Christianity--Church History: Cremating the dead, cremation, abomination
cremation, abomination, plagiarism: Hello Sydney, Let me apologize for taking so long to address your question. There is no specific instance in which the Bible says that cremation is an abomination and that we should only bury the dead. In order to keep me from accusations of plagiarism,...

Christianity--Church History: christianity, CHRISTENDOM IS ON DEATH ROW
CHRISTENDOM IS ON DEATH ROW: Hi Leah, you wondered why I said-- “CHRISTIANITY IS STRUGGLING?” In 2002 sociologist Steve Bruce, in his book God is Dead—Secularization in the West, said of Britain: “In the nineteenth century almost all weddings were religious.” However, by 1971, only...

Christianity--Church History: Gnostic bible, gnostic bible, mormon bible
gnostic bible, mormon bible, books left out of the bible: Hello Chad, I apologize for taking so long to get back to you, but life has been incredibly hectic. There are books that may or may not have been included in various editions of the Bible, for instance, the Catholic Church retains a set of books called...

Christianity--Church History: halloween, biblical references, paganism
biblical references, paganism, biblical reference: There is no biblical reference speaking directly about the common practices on Halloween. The celebration came much later in history than when the Bible was written. The name of the evening came from All Holy s Evening as it was called by the church to...

Christianity--Church History: halloween, giving thanks to god, christian celebrations
giving thanks to god, christian celebrations, autumn activities: Catonya, Christian greetings. Thank you for the opportunity to help. Here is my thoughts on the subject of halloween... Halloween cannot, by any stretch, be called a Christian holiday. But just as Christians in pagan societies in centuries past found...

Christianity--Church History: halloween, lord jesus christ, wickedness
lord jesus christ, wickedness, galatians 5: Dear Catonya, There is no more controversial subject among Christians, especially those with small children as, “How do we Handle Halloween?” I think that you could ask 10 different Christian families and not get the same answers. We will look...

Christianity--Church History: halloween, bryan jordan, devil worshipers
bryan jordan, devil worshipers, satanic ritual: Such holidays honoring “spirits of the dead” as if they were alive in another realm are contrary to the Bible’s description of death as a state of complete unconsciousness.—Eccl. 9:5, 10; Ps. 146:4. In no other “Christianized” celebration does Satan so...

Christianity--Church History: Old and new testament, gentile christians, sabbath keeping
gentile christians, sabbath keeping, moon celebration: Elie, No, we should not remove the O.T. from the Bible. You see, the Bible is a progressive revelation. If you skip the first half of any good book and try to finish it; you will have a hard time understanding the characters, the plot, and the ending. In...

Christianity--Church History: Revelations, jewish temple in jerusalem, political upheaval
jewish temple in jerusalem, political upheaval, false messiahs: Leah, Thank you for the opportunity to help. Matthew 24:5-8 gives us some important clues so we can discern the approach of the end times, “For many will come in my name, claiming, I am the Christ, and will deceive many. You will hear of wars and...

Christianity--Church History: Our Savior, 1 corinthians 13, triune god
1 corinthians 13, triune god, standing on earth: Hi Jackie, Thank you for using AllExperts.com and for choosing to allow me to answer. When Adam and Eve were created on the 6th day, they were perfect in every way and were meant to live forever. Death had not entered the world according to Romans...

Christianity--Church History: Trinity, 1 corinthians 13, triune god
1 corinthians 13, triune god, father son and holy spirit: Hi Elie, Thank you for your question and for giving me the privilege of answering. Although the word Trinity is not used in the scriptures, they are replete with examples of the triune God in application and interaction in the world. In Genesis 1 we...

Christianity--Church History: Burnt Offerings, sin offerings, male goat
sin offerings, male goat, day of atonement: In patriarchal times the family head served as priest for his family, the duty passing to the firstborn son in the event of the father’s death. Thus, in very early times we find Noah representing his family in a priestly capacity. (Ge 8:20, 21) Job, a non-Israelite...

Christianity--Church History: christians, right wingers, negative connotations
right wingers, negative connotations, handed students: Hello Leah, The term Christian right-wingers is used by different persons or groups of persons to describe different groups of persons. :) Much like the words conservative or liberal mean different things to different people. A general consensus...

Christianity--Church History: church history, roman catholics, god and his word
roman catholics, god and his word, history question: Dear Ekow, Thank you for using AllExperts.com and for selecting me to answer your question. I think that the focus of the worship service and exactly how the time is spent is much more important than the length of the service is itself. When I first...

Christianity--Church History: gnosticism, brother sins, biblical response
brother sins, biblical response, three witnesses: If you are both in a Christian church then he is sinning against you and then the biblical response is that you go to him warn him of his error. If he doesn t listen take along another person to warn him. If that fails then you should take it to the authority...

Christianity--Church History: Religion- Doctrine of original sin, original sin, death
original sin, death, hell: Hannah, Thank you for your question. The short answer is that it has ALWAYS been a part of Christianity. The Doctrine of Original Sin states that at creation, mankind was given a choice to love and serve God, or to reject him in favor of self. God...

Christianity--Church History: christanitys place of origon, origin of christianity, hebrew bible
origin of christianity, hebrew bible, power of the devil: The chronological place of origin of Christianity is recorded in the Hebrew Bible in chapter 3. God told Eve that there would be a descendant of hers who would destroy the power of the devil and free them death and sin. The Hebrews called this person...

Christianity--Church History: christianity, THE BIBLE, A BOOK FROM GOD
THE BIBLE, A BOOK FROM GOD: wishing and inventing fantastical stories does not make it so No your right it wouldnt, but that is not what TRUE Christianity is based on. Some say that Jesus never lived—that he is, in effect, a creation of some first-century men. Answering...

Christianity--Church History: date, crucifixion of jesus christ, watching their flocks
crucifixion of jesus christ, watching their flocks, crucifixion of jesus: Hi Dave, Thanks for your question. It is a privilege to help you. The term A.D., means Anno Domini which is Latin for,”The year of our Lord”. This refers to the birth of Christ. Because the letters BC stand for “Before Christ”, many incorrectly assume...

Christianity--Church History: Hiarchy in Christianity, lord jesus christ, different denominations
lord jesus christ, different denominations, gates of hell: Hi Greg, Thank you for choosing me to answer your questions. The origins of the Christian church go all the way back to the first century of course. While on Earth, Jesus said in Matthew 16:18:”I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall...

Christianity--Church History: history, english literatures, baynard
english literatures, baynard, fictional works: Hi Leah, Thanks for allowing me to answer this unusual question. I have not heard of this man and his alleged raising of the dead. I am however aware of a series of fictional works written by Englishman Louis Baynard in which he is said to, Raise the dead...

Christianity--Church History: Isaiah and Jerimiah/fall of Israel and Judah, ISAIAH PROPHECIED ABOUT JESUS
ISAIAH PROPHECIED ABOUT JESUS: Before Isaiah’s time the nation of the 12 tribes of Israel had split up over the issue of kingship. This was after the glorious reign of King Solomon. The seceding ten tribes to the north established what came to be called the kingdom of Israel, with its capital...

Christianity--Church History: lazurus, lazarus, jesus
lazarus, jesus, christ: Eagerton, Thanks for the question. Lazarus was Jesus friend, the brother of Mary and Martha from Bethany, who died and then was resurrected by Christ so as to show his authority over death. Lazarus was also the only person featured by name in a parable...

Christianity--Church History: question, jehovah s witnesses, different faiths
jehovah s witnesses, different faiths, jesus words: Hi there, Yes we are Christians & thats why we dont look at religious websites, if you remember Jesus words he said; Not everyone saying Lord Lord will enter into the Kingdom etc.. (Matthew 7;21-23) so Jesus taught that; not all who say they are Christians...

Christianity--Church History: The Restoration, TRUE WORSHIP WAS RESTORED
TRUE WORSHIP WAS RESTORED: HI Kathleen, you asked-- WHAT WAS GOD S PURPOSE IN BRINGING THE JEWS BACK TO JUDAH? To restore pure worship---Chapter 62 of Isaiah is full of these promises. Babylon is overthrown in 539 B.C.E. Thereafter, King Cyrus of Persia issues a decree enabling...

Christianity--Church History: Synagogues, SYNAGOGUES CAME ABOUT
SYNAGOGUES CAME ABOUT: In the case of the Israelites during the seventy years of their exile in ancient Babylon, from 607 to 537 BCE, they were without the active service of the Aaronic high priest and underpriests and of their servants, the Levites, inasmuch as the temple at which...

Christianity--Church History: Baptists, independent fundamental baptist, priesthood of the believer
independent fundamental baptist, priesthood of the believer, spirit gifts: Chuck, Thank you for the opportunity to help. In my estimation , most churches that call themselves Independent Fundamental Baptist s are Christian by faith, and Baptist in their beliefs . These churches may vary in perifial doctrinal issues, but they...

Christianity--Church History: catholics, question pool, history question
question pool, history question, community thanks: Ramon, I hope you don t mind, but another expert placed your question in the Church history-question pool and I though I would try to help. However, I do ask for a little clarification from you. In your question you asked... why do catholics celebrate...

Christianity--Church History: church history, baptism of the holy ghost, church of the lord jesus
baptism of the holy ghost, church of the lord jesus, manifestations of the spirit: Steve, I hope that you don t mind, but another expert placed your question in the church history question pool and I thought I would try to help you out. Penetcostals view church history as just that, history. It is what it is. Yes, some will try...

Christianity--Church History: coptic churches, coptic churches, mark the evangelist
coptic churches, mark the evangelist, eastern orthodoxy: I ll take a stab at this, though it is a finer technical point. The Coptic Churches are a branch of the Christian Church which semi-split from the Main Catholic [or catholic , if you prefer] church - which was comprised at the time of both the Roman Catholic...

Christianity--Church History: elect, glorious riches, hope of glory
glorious riches, hope of glory, christian groups: The view of election by God varies greatly between Christians, not only from one denomination to another but from one person to another. The problem is that it is a mystery (a secret thing of God) which God has not revealed to us. He chooses whom He will...

Christianity--Church History: Worship of Baal, self mudilation, worship of baal
self mudilation, worship of baal, human sacrifice: Christy, Thank you for your questions. I will agree with you in prayer for the deliverance of these young people who are cutting themselves. That they who come to know Christ and the freedom of the Holy Spirit. Though I am not too familiar with this...

Christianity--Church History: BIBLE STUDY, new world translation, edgar j goodspeed
new world translation, edgar j goodspeed, hebrew scriptures: You are reading apostate literature written by ex Jehovah s Witnesses, so anything they write is bound to be derogatory,I do not read their rubbish & have no intention of ever reading it,what you read is up to you but please dont quote their writings to me....

Christianity--Church History: The Cross, crux commissa, jehovah s witnesses
crux commissa, jehovah s witnesses, crucifixion of christ: Arthur, Christian greetings. Thank you for your interesting answer. I do agree with you that it does not matter how Jesus died it is what He died for. But I will be happy to share with you what I have learned on this subject. In the New Testament, the...

Christianity--Church History: Marriage of the Old Testament, hang ups, dispensationalist
hang ups, dispensationalist, man god: I have no definitive answer to your question. It is a question that I have had in my mind myself for many years. But I can find no answer in the scripture and all else is simply opinions; which might be right..or wrong. It does SEEM (opinion only) that...

Christianity--Church History: Palm Sunday, entrance into jerusalem, prophet jesus
entrance into jerusalem, prophet jesus, two disciples: I ve never heard of a Roman counter parade before. It s not mentioned in the Gospels or any of the Early Church Fathers I am aware of. Certainly Jesus entrance into Jerusalem caused a stir: ___________________________________________________________...

Christianity--Church History: Religion, short answer, colonization
short answer, colonization, catholic church: The short answer is simply I cannot answer this, because what you mean by colonies is ambiguous. The longer answer is that, regardless of what colonies you are referencing, in general you will find that the Catholic Church was always a force humane and...

Christianity--Church History: Sabbath, emperor constantine, christians jesus
emperor constantine, christians jesus, lord of the sabbath: I can tell you that it was neither the Roman Catholic Church nor the Emperor Constantine who made Sunday a day of worship to replace the Jewish Sabbath. The Sabbath Law was: Ex 31:14-17 14 Observe the Sabbath , because it is holy to you. Anyone who...

Christianity--Church History: Christ manifested the name, pax christi, dear mr
pax christi, dear mr, abba: Primarily Christ is referring to himself as the revelation of the Name of the Father, for he symbolizes WHO the Father is in his person as the Son: He revealed to us the name of the Father as Father , Abba . God is the Father of Christ, and this is the...

Christianity--Church History: creation of man, bible study class, night bible study
bible study class, night bible study, trivia question: Yvette, Thank you for your interesting question. Let us look at the Scripture... Genesis 2:7 And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul. The Bible does not...

Christianity--Church History: divosions in christianity, counterfeit christianity, protestant faith
counterfeit christianity, protestant faith, true christianity: Mmm well first of all the Catholic faith was NOT the mother or main part of Christianity. Let me explain--TRUE Christianity was practiced by Jesus in the 1st Century, but after the apostles death it became corrupted, this led to the Catholic religion...

Christianity--Church History: English as a language of service, protestant reformation, latin cf
protestant reformation, latin cf, protestant churches: The Mass (the Catholic service at which the Eucharist is celebrated) has been around since the first century of the Church s existence, initiated by Christ and carried on in remembrance of him by his Apostles and those they ordained to succeed after them (the...

Christianity--Church History: reformation, dominus vobiscum, causes of the reformation
Christianity--Church History: reformation, dominus vobiscum, causes of the reformation, selling indulgences

Christianity--Church History: Idols, islam information, christians
islam information, christians, scriptures: Roman, I have already given you the reason why Christians deny idols. Because God commands us in Scriptures to have nothing to do with them. I have already given you several verses. As to you next question about islam and idols...frankly, I don t understand...

Christianity--Church History: Idols, islam and christianity, galatians 5
islam and christianity, galatians 5, god bible: I cannot promise that I can give you all the help you want, or need. But I will try. What specific questions do you have for me. And please do not expect me to give you allot of sources and site web sites. I will do my best to give you direct, Biblical...

Christianity--Church History: Jesus Saves, man jesus christ, sinless man
man jesus christ, sinless man, grace of god: Joe, Thank you for the clarification. However, Jesus was not, is not, and will never be an angel. You are obviously mistaken in your understanding of Who Jesus is, and the nature of God. Let me see if I can explain by useing a copy of our What We Believe....

Christianity--Church History: jesus, pontius pilate, world book encyclopedia
pontius pilate, world book encyclopedia, cornelius tacitus: I have been wondering if jesus is true? strangely, some say that Jesus never lived—that he is, in effect, a creation of some first-century men. Answering such skeptics, the respected historian Will Durant argued: “That a few simple men should in one generation...

Christianity--Church History: Language of service, pax christi, languge
pax christi, languge, preachings: To the best of my understanding, the homilies were always in the vernacular, and the readings were often too. Just the different parts of the liturgy (i.e. the language of the service , like the words of consecration) were in Latin. I m open to correction...

Christianity--Church History: Language of service, eastern orthodoxy, pax christi
eastern orthodoxy, pax christi, educated guess: I don t know fully what you mean. I ll make an educated guess, but let me know if I miss it. The Mass is unique to Catholicism and Eastern Orthodoxy, as they are the only two with validly ordained priests able to consecrate the bread and wine to make the...

Christianity--Church History: What name Christ manifested?, jesus disciples, hebrew scriptures
jesus disciples, hebrew scriptures, hebrew bible: The title ’Elo·him′ is used in the first line of Genesis to denote excellence or majesty. God” is merely a title, just as “President,” “King” and “Judge” are titles. We learn God’s name from the Bible, where it appears about 7,000 times. For example,...

Christianity--Church History: What name Christ manifested?, grace and mercy, son of god
grace and mercy, son of god, heavenly father: Farooq, Thank you for your question. These verses are Jesus (Who is the Son of God) praying to the Heavenly Father. When Jesus said thy name He was speaking of the Heavenly Father, and His whole character towards mankind. Himself, his nature, his...

Christianity--Church History: What name Christ manifested?, el shaddi, israel god
el shaddi, israel god, person god: In the Bible, both Old and New Testament, a name was far more than just a few letters or a sound that one spoke. Name was more descriptive of the person. God chose to answer the first who asked Him to give them His name that it was I am who...

Christianity--Church History: About name Yhaweh, third person singular, burial caves
third person singular, burial caves, gabriel barkay: 1.THE TETRAGRAMMATON IS SUPPOSED TO BE CONSISTING OF “YOD HEI VAU HEI.” EMPHASIS ON THE CONCLUDING WORDS I AM, BECAUSE THEY ARE THE NAME BY WHICH THE DEITY IS HERE PLEASED TO MAKE HIMSELF KNOWN Archaeologist Gabriel Barkay found written material. “Two...

Christianity--Church History: reformation, new testament church, priesthood of all believers
new testament church, priesthood of all believers, selling of indulgences: This is a very big question! I will do my best to answer. Please note that I am Catholic and I firmly believe what I am saying is true, but I know that my Protestant brothers and sisters on here may beg to differ with me on some of these points. The chief...

Christianity--Church History: reformation, protestant reformation, radical lines
protestant reformation, radical lines, self assertion: The Protestant Reformation of the 16th century brought about a marked change in the way people viewed authority, religious or otherwise. Self-assertion and freedom of expression took the place of conformity and submission. While most people remained within...

Christianity--Church History: three wise men, three wise men, specific gifts
three wise men, specific gifts, bible: Diane You are correct. the Bible does not give the number of the wise men. Tradition says that there was three, but I am not so sure about that myself. Perhaps it is because three specific gifts were named, and then over the years it was assumed that there...

Christianity--Church History: Words god and lord, cairo geniza, oxford dictionary
cairo geniza, oxford dictionary, hebrew letters: In the original language; the word for God is, Elohim´& the original word for Lord is, “Kyrios” The Greek and Hebrew words for both mean; “sir,” “owner,” “master” Whereas the original word for Jehovah is YHWH which means; “He causes to become” Jehovah...

Christianity--Church History: where are they, wave sheaf, hebrews 12
wave sheaf, hebrews 12, resurrection of christ: Jerry, Thank you for your interesting question. This is my understanding about those who rose from the dead, and these vereses... Matthew 27:50-53 50 Jesus, when he had cried again with a loud voice, yielded up the ghost. 51 And, behold, the veil...

Christianity--Church History: "I AM THAT I AM", personal pronoun, singular number
personal pronoun, singular number, name of god: I had a professor a few years back who speculated that the best translation of this would be I am who am , which interestingly would identify God with Being Itself (which fits well with a Thomistic view of the world too, and I ll tip my cards enough to say...

Christianity--Church History: about the beginning of the world, aardvarks, beginning of the world
aardvarks, beginning of the world, donators: The Bible doesn t say anything about porcipines or aardvarks either. It is not a book about zoology or geology. No reason to be confused just because most of the creatures on earth are named in it. The intent of the Bible is tell us about God and our...

Christianity--Church History: Church history, pope pius x, fundamental baptists
pope pius x, fundamental baptists, oversight organization: Thomas, Thank you for consulting AllExperts.com and for allowing me to address your inquiry. Please allow me to give you a little bit of my background before we get to your question. I was born and raised a Catholic. I went through the required sacraments,...

Christianity--Church History: Hair covering, male leadership, christian greetings
male leadership, christian greetings, traditional churches: Clara, Christian greetings! Thank you for your question. Please allow me to share with you some good info on this subject that I have found... Let us look at the Scripture that speaks about head coverings and see what God s Word says about it. The...

Christianity--Church History: The Holy Bible, promises of god, fifth centuries
promises of god, fifth centuries, continual study: The Christian denominations of the world have not made it easy to understand the Bible. I sometimes think this is the clergy s fault because we miss some important details when teaching God s Word. One of the details is that it IS God s word and not...

Christianity--Church History: religion history, Catholic, Protestant
Catholic, Protestant, Muslim: Patti, Thanks for your question. I m assuming you mean 3 DENOMINATIONS, not 3 religions . (If you mean the latter, then you could count many of the Gnostic sects and heretics, the Mormons and Jehovah s Witnesses (and some would even argue the Muslims)...

Christianity--Church History: acceptance of all who ware the name of christ regardless of denomination, perfect harmony, beliefs of catholicism
perfect harmony, beliefs of catholicism, deciples: Hi David, Thanks for using AllExperts.com and for choosing to allow me to answer your question. The scripture that your friend is relying on is Mark 9:38-40 “And John answered him, saying, Master, we saw one casting out devils in thy name, and he followeth...

Christianity--Church History: Was Jesus real, napoleon bonaparte, test jesus
napoleon bonaparte, test jesus, dynamic teachings: COULD SOME OF THE SUN GOD STORIES BEEN WRITTEN INTO THE JESUS STORY? As mythology expert Joseph Campbell wrote: “Several scholars have suggested, therefore, that there was never either John the Baptizer or Jesus, but only a water-god and a sun-god.”...

Christianity--Church History: Old German Bible, john nelson darby, translations of the bible
john nelson darby, translations of the bible, manuscript texts: Dear Nichole, Thank you for giving me the opportunity to answer your question. I don’t know if I can be of much help but I will give it a shot. The Gutenberg Bible, the first substantial book printed with movable type, was printed at Johann Gutenberg s shop...

Christianity--Church History: regarding Sunday, christian sabbath, early christians
christian sabbath, early christians, revelation 1: Dear Upendra, Thank you for using AllExperts.com and for allowing me to address your question. I appreciate it when someone takes a point of belief and desires to know the reasoning behind it from the scriptures. Acts 17:1 says,“These were more noble than...

Christianity--Church History: support, baptism of the holy spirit, pentecostal denomination
baptism of the holy spirit, pentecostal denomination, pentecostal services: Dear Mengistu Thank you for using AllExperts.com and for allowing me to answer. I am not quite sure exactly what your question is but I will try to cover what I believe that you are asking. The Pentecostal denomination teaches that there is a “Baptism...

Christianity--Church History: Church Covenant, southern baptist churches, new testament church
southern baptist churches, new testament church, fundamental baptist church: Hello Lisa, Thank you for using AllExperts.com and for allowing me to address this complex question in view of the many factions in the traditional Baptist Faith. I belong to an Independent Fundamental Baptist Church. That means that we are not under...

Christianity--Church History: early translation of 1 Corinthians 6:9, thomas nelson publishers, u s constitution
thomas nelson publishers, u s constitution, cause god: When the US Constitution was written the only English translation was the KJV. And it does not use the word homosexual . It does however tell who will not inherit the Kingdom of God: 1 Cor 6:9-10 9 Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit...

Christianity--Church History: Roman Catholicism vs Eastern Orthadox, Catholic, orthodox
Catholic, orthodox, priest: Tyler, Great questions! This is a very tough subject, and on the whole, you are correct that there is very much in common between the East and West - they are the closest of all Christian branches (one of them, whichever is correct, being the original...

Christianity--Church History: Doctrinal Survey, internet survey, org forum
internet survey, org forum, heretic: Hi William, There is a poll with the same questions you are speaking of located at the following URL: http://bibleforums.org/forum/showthread.php?p=1732773 The name of the survey is Are you a heretic? and it is hosted by the Bible Forums website....

Christianity--Church History: First Century Rome vs 21st Century, indigenous people groups, third world countries
indigenous people groups, third world countries, background articles: Hello Kathy, I would suggest reading some background articles about life, culture, and religion in Rome, as well as in some of the areas controlled by the Roman Empire, especially the Israel area. I would also look into the same topics as pertinent to Greece...

Christianity--Church History: question about christian denominations, jesus christ and the latter day saints, church of jesus christ and the latter day
jesus christ and the latter day saints, church of jesus christ and the latter day, christian cults: Hello Allen, The answer to your question will be different depending on who you are asking, as the definition of what exactly is a Christian denomination may differ from person to person, and even among the theological and academic communities. For...

Christianity--Church History: The Spear of Destiny, saviour jesus christ, spear of christ
saviour jesus christ, spear of christ, spear of destiny: Paul, Sorry for such a late reply. It s been busy at work and home. As to why the early Christians did not save or preserve the item of the passion of Christ, I believe I answed this in my previous answer. That, no matter how well meaning a Christian...

Christianity--Church History: When it started, Catholic, Christian
Catholic, Christian, Church: The most common, and probably most correct response, was that the Church began to be the Church at Pentecost, when the Holy Spirit came upon the apostles and those gathered with them, and imbued them with supernatural gifts. Acts 1 and 2 deals with this...

Christianity--Church History: Bible info., bible info, hebrew calendar
bible info, hebrew calendar, julian calendar: Allen, The Hewbrew Calendar was the calendar used, based upon a Luni-solar system. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hebrew_calendar The New Testament Calendar would have been the same for most of the early years, but at times may have borrowed or...

Christianity--Church History: bible, leap of faith, literature student
leap of faith, literature student, ancient literature: Hello Leshune, This is a very difficult question to answer and one many scholars spend time mulling over. Now for many Christians, the answer is simple. The Bible says it is true and God s Word, so it must be. But that s the same as saying Osama bin...

Christianity--Church History: church history, sabbath observance, trumpet blasts
sabbath observance, trumpet blasts, sabbath days: The history of a weekly 24-hour sabbath observance began with the nation of Israel in the wilderness in the second month after their Exodus from Egypt in 1513 B.C.E. (Ex 16:1) According to rabbinic sources, in the time when Jesus was on earth three trumpet...

Christianity--Church History: church history, king agrippa, christian bible
king agrippa, christian bible, dictionary definition: Hello Allen, Thank you for giving me the opportunity to answer your questions. I will answer them in the order that you asked to make it easier to understand. The word Christian appears three times in the New Testament. Acts 11:25,26 “Then departed Barnabas...

Christianity--Church History: church history, different christian denominations, homework type
different christian denominations, homework type, christian denomination: Allen, Thank you for the clarification. Here is a couple of links that may help answer your questions... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christian_denomination http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Christian_denominations As to which church/churches...

Christianity--Church History: Heaven and Revelatons?, woe woe woe, silence in heaven
woe woe woe, silence in heaven, blessing and honour and glory and power: Gabrielle, Thank you for the opportinity to help. Yes, there are many taxt in Revelations concerning heaven.... Re 3:12 Him that overcometh will I make a pillar in the temple of my God, and he shall go no more out: and I will write upon him the name...

Christianity--Church History: Hoping that God and Jesus exist!, dreams and nightmares, books of the bible
dreams and nightmares, books of the bible, church goer: Hello Cheryl, I am deeply sorry that you received a lot of bashers when you initially asked your question. I ve had that happen before; I am on Yahoo answers under the name Natalie Elisabeth Schultz , a pen name. Now, before I answer your questions...

Christianity--Church History: jesus myth hypothesis, Jesus, Jesus myth
Jesus, Jesus myth, myth: Brett, Thank you for your question. I am not familiar with Freke s Book in particular, but the Jesus Myth Hypothesis I do have some experience with. The simple logical and historical record bears out that what happened 2000 years ago in the midst...

Christianity--Church History: Arian Controversy and other issues of the time, first ecumenical council, council of nicea
first ecumenical council, council of nicea, constantine i: COULD DIRECT ME TO THE SOURCES OF THE ARTICLES YOU USED? Sorry but someone else had done the research for me; I took the article from a magazine (awake) written by Jehovah’s Witnesses. The article was entitled; “How Christendom became Trinitarian” ...

Christianity--Church History: Your answers-, plain and simple truth, chief cornerstone
plain and simple truth, chief cornerstone, chief priests: “The Jews lost the privilege of being God s chosen nation; it was taken away from them and given to those who were willing to obey God.” To which you replied--“YOURE CALLING GOD A LIAR AND AN INDIAN-GIVER”. God “cannot lie” here is the basis for my answer--...

Christianity--Church History: Some Christian Apologetics, christian apologetics, brother lives
christian apologetics, brother lives, parts of the bible: Hello, Thank you for allowing me to answer your questions.The thing to remember here is that it doesn’t matter what your brother believes or what you or I believe, but what does the Bible say. If you do not accept the Bible as God’s inspired and infallible...

Christianity--Church History: Some Christian Apologetics, christian apologetics, brother lives
christian apologetics, brother lives, parts of the bible: Richard, Thank you for your questions, and the opportunity to help. Please be assured that I will defiantly be in prayer with you for your brother. Don t loose faith Richard. God is able to bring him back to the faith. Now to your questions. I will answer...

Christianity--Church History: creation of earth, four and twenty elders, isaiah 43
four and twenty elders, isaiah 43, creation of earth: Hi Danny, Thank you for using AllExperts.com and for allowing me to answer. I cannot presume to speak for God as He has given us all that he wants us to know in His word. These 2 scriptures seem to indicate that God needed no other reason for creating...

Christianity--Church History: The Sabbath day, fancy wording, written history
Christianity--Church History: The Sabbath day, fancy wording, written history, real reason

Christianity--Church History: Original translation, day of pentecost, temple courts
day of pentecost, temple courts, upper room: The upper room was the place where they met for the Lord s last supper at the PASSOVER. The Greek word is anogeon which means second floor or upper story of a house..sometimes a dome or balcony. Mk 14:13-16 13 So he sent two of his disciples,...

Christianity--Church History: The Sabbath day, sabbath rules, sabbath rest
sabbath rules, sabbath rest, lord of the sabbath: Ateh, Thank you for your questions, and for the opportunity to help. The simple answer is that Jesus is our Sabbath rest. Jesus can be our Sabbath rest in part because He is “Lord of the Sabbath” (Matthew 12:8). As God incarnate, He decides the true...

Christianity--Church History: Salvation., barack obama, kind of heart
barack obama, kind of heart, relationship with god: I have been saved for 30 years and have experienced times and seasons where I allowed myself to drift away from God. My sin and lack of attention to reading the Bible, church attendance, and prayer time have been the reasons for this happening. I praise God...

Christianity--Church History: Salvation., relationship with god, scrupulosity
relationship with god, scrupulosity, stregnth: No, He certainly can and will help you, but you must accept his help - and we are often in our lives set up in such a way as to be naturally disposed to REJECT the grace of God. We are saved by growing in SANCTIFYING GRACE, which is the very divine life...

Christianity--Church History: Salvation., barack obama, kind of heart
barack obama, kind of heart, relationship with god: CGLLR, Understand that you are saved by Gods grace through faith. If you have received Jesus as I described in my first reply to you are a Christian. Don t worry about what anyone says. Only trust in the finished work of Christ on the Cross. Also, I...

Christianity--Church History: Salvation., barack obama, kind of heart
barack obama, kind of heart, relationship with god: This is like saying how do I stop talking to my heroine dealer without hurting his feelings . The there are a variety of ways, but the simplest is to just not talk to him. If you must, tell him that this is not healthy, and leave it at that. Good luck...

Christianity--Church History: Ch 3 "What does the Bible Really Teach", questions about the bible, fish birds
questions about the bible, fish birds, home earth: Hi Alyshia, you asked-- 1. GOD’S ORIGINAL PURPOSE BEEN FULFILLED? Definitely not! --God endowed humans with spiritual qualities that mirrored his own. He gave them talents and abilities that would allow them to enjoy ENDLESS SATISFYING human life on...

Christianity--Church History: God's Law vs. God's Will, promises of god, god is one
promises of god, god is one, purpose of the law: Jeff, I understand that when you write the law you are referring only to the 10 Commandments. They do indeed tell us part of the will of God. But the Law was never intended to give people salvation, give us Life , as it is called or teach us the...

Christianity--Church History: Josephus, josephus writings, thanks be to god
josephus writings, thanks be to god, glory of christ: I have heard this before but neither I nor anyone who is opposed to Jesus can in any way prove what we believe. In my university undergraduate studies heard of and read many scholars who tried to disprove the Bible itself. Their motives are as suspect as...

Christianity--Church History: May and might, prefixes and suffixes, aorist subjunctive
prefixes and suffixes, aorist subjunctive, koine greek: Troy, I am back from my trip now and here is the answer to your question: I am not an expert in Hebrew but as far as the Greek is concerned, the translations are correct when they use might or may. Most languages, other than English, are much...

Christianity--Church History: Overview of OT vs. NT beliefs, anchor bible dictionary, dictionary of christianity
anchor bible dictionary, dictionary of christianity, actions of the holy spirit: Mr. Williams, This is a difficult question. I can provide you with one source which might be of use to you, but at the same time, I would like to stress that we do not exactly know what 1st century or prior Judaism believed. The debate among higher critics...

Christianity--Church History: Roman and Greek proof of Jesus' miracles, world history teacher, jesus miracles
world history teacher, jesus miracles, proof of jesus: I will try to copy from one of the works of Flavius Josephus wherein he writes about Jesus the Christ. He seems to have had more belief in Jesus than I had recalled from reading him in the past. Chapter 3 - Sedition Of The Jews Against Pontius Pilate....

Christianity--Church History: Study on Jews, Hebrews and Israelites, greek septuagint, hebrew origin
greek septuagint, hebrew origin, patronymics: HI Agnes, I hope this answers your question :¬) HEBREW Origin and Significance of the Term. The views as to the origin and significance of the term “Hebrew” generally can be resolved into the following: 1.One view holds that the name comes from...

Christianity--Church History: bible translation question?, latin vulgate, septuagint lxx
latin vulgate, septuagint lxx, hebrew sources: Wes, I don t personally distinguish between Christian and Catholic, however, I will answer the best I am able. The Latin Vulgate was translated from various sources. The main difference between the two Bibles is in the OT, so I ll address that issue....

Christianity--Church History: Death of adam, psalm 96, psalm 104
psalm 96, psalm 104, psalm 8: Where was adam buried? The bible doesnt say, it only tells us he died at age 930; within the thousand year day God said he would. Genesis 2;17 & 2 Peter 3;8 what legacy did he leave for us? Good question--They were perfect & could have left...

Christianity--Church History: Different Religion Beliefs, baptism in the new testament, philippian jailer
baptism in the new testament, philippian jailer, roman catholic church: Angie, I apologize for the late reply. The Thanksgiving holiday has thrown me behind in answering my questions. The questions that you ask would take up far more that I have space in this forum to answer. However, I will attempt to give you a brief description...

Christianity--Church History: Lawyers in New Testament, five books of moses, human traditions
five books of moses, human traditions, books of moses: Dell, The lawyers who conversed with Jesus the most often in the New Testament were practitioners of Jewish law. There were two major Jewish groups mentioned in the Gospels, the Pharisees and the Sadducees. The Pharisees accepted the whole of the OT...

Christianity--Church History: Bible Contradictions, bible contradictions, passover meal
bible contradictions, passover meal, jehovah god: BIBLE INSPIRED-. HAVE YOU EVER CONSIDERED THAT? Of course :¬) I looked into all that over 30 years ago, & continue to examine the bible daily & I am only convinced to a greater extent now, that it is inspired of God. Here are some of the proofs I...

Christianity--Church History: Bible Contradictions, bible contradictions, passover meal
bible contradictions, passover meal, faithful disciples: THE SIXTH HOUR IS AROUND NOON? Hours were counted from sunrise, or about 6 a.m. The Bible mentions the “third hour,” which would be about 9 a.m. The “sixth hour” is mentioned as the time when darkness fell on Jerusalem at Jesus’ impalement. This would...

Christianity--Church History: Greek, christians jesus, hebrew scriptures
christians jesus, hebrew scriptures, textual integrity: Despite the care taken by Bible copyists, some errors inevitably crept in. But did the copyists’ mistakes substantially change the Bible text? No. On the whole, these errors are insignificant and have no bearing on the Bible’s general integrity, as proved...

Christianity--Church History: History, new world translation, jehovah s witnesses
new world translation, jehovah s witnesses, babylonian exile: This was a complicated process instituted by the main enemy of God which is Satan ,who is the enemy of truth obviously,so what better way to propagate falsehood about God than to contaminate the true way of worship started at Pentecost. Before Pentecost...

Christianity--Church History: inheritance from Adam, human rulers, wickedness
human rulers, wickedness, true servants: WHY DID JESUS PREVENT THE PEOPLE FROM MAKING HIM KING (JOHN 6:15)? Jesus would not consider such a thing; he would only accept kingship in God’s time and way. Jesus focused on preaching about God’s Kingdom, the FUTURE heavenly government of which...

Christianity--Church History: John 19:7, roman power, personal glory
roman power, personal glory, divine son: Jn. 19:7 has nothing to do with the Laws of Moses. The accusers are speaking either about a law they had made up or just plain lying. They imply blasphemy on the part of Jesus because He said He was the Son of God. But He WAS, so there was no blasphemy in...

Christianity--Church History: two part Qeustion, council of nicia, books of the bible
council of nicia, books of the bible, definately: 1. Is it true that Adam had a wife named Lillithe before eve and if so is she stated in the bible and where? No definately not,Eve was his one & only wife :¬) 2. 7 books that were not included because of the women who wrote them? Again no; , God...

Christianity--Church History: profile questions, jehovah s witnesses, doctrinal differences
jehovah s witnesses, doctrinal differences, theological college: I was in ignorance as to my past beliefs,I have moved forward to the truth of the scriptures as espoused by the Jehovah s Witnesses.Unlike you I have been enlighten to the truth and rejected the false teachings of the churches world wide of Christendom of...

Christianity--Church History: Religion in the Medievil Era, pope leo iii, holy roman empire
pope leo iii, holy roman empire, feudalism in europe: Adam, In Europe, the Roman Catholic Church was the main religious body, while the Muslims controlled most of Spain and Northern Africa. When it comes to the economy in these regions, while religion played some part, the governing bodies with the strongest...

Christianity--Church History: Trinity, council of nicea, testament scriptures
council of nicea, testament scriptures, father son and holy spirit: You are welcome Al, Excellent. Since you are Orthodox, I d recommend also checking out Our Life in Christ radio podcasts from June 5, 2005 to August 21, 2005 (excluding the Father s Day podcast) as it is a 9 part series which deals with this question...

Christianity--Church History: Bible info, king agrippa, places in the bible
king agrippa, places in the bible, sea of galilee: The name/title Christian is found only in a few places in the Bible: Ac 26:25-28 25 I am not insane, most excellent Festus, Paul replied. What I am saying is true and reasonable. 26 The king is familiar with these things, and I can speak freely to...

Christianity--Church History: church history, birth date of jesus, watching their flocks
birth date of jesus, watching their flocks, cyril of jerusalem: Allen, Here are a few links that I have found and their best guess s as to the accual birth date of Christ... September 29, 5 B.C. http://www.new-life.net/chrtms10.htm September 11th, 3 BC. http://petragrail.tripod.com/page5.html March, 6 BC....

Christianity--Church History: crucifiction witnessess, mary magdalene jesus, jesus disciples
mary magdalene jesus, jesus disciples, jesus mother: It is probably best to think of in the beginning as meaning when time, as man knows it, came about Before that was what we call infinity and we can only give that a name so we know what we are all talking about....without any real ability to understand...

Christianity--Church History: eternal life, wise god, living god
wise god, living god, greek word: Lenoria, The word immortal is found in the Bible in one place... 1 Tim. 1:17 Now unto the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise God, be honour and glory for ever and ever. Amen. It is the Greek word Aphthartos . Meaning: uncorrupted,...

Christianity--Church History: Hebrews, Jew, Israelites, assyrian captivity, greek septuagint
assyrian captivity, greek septuagint, southern kingdoms: Abram the Hebrew”--From him the Jews draw a line of descent that begins with his son Isaac and his grandson Jacob, whose name was changed to Israel. Israel (Jacob) sons, who became the founders of 12 tribes. One of those was Judah, from which name the word...

Christianity--Church History: Religions, non denominational churches, calvary presbyterian
non denominational churches, calvary presbyterian, christ churches: Marcia, Thank you for the clarification. As to the differences between all non-denominational churches, there are a myriad of such differences. Though it has been my experience that all churches who call themselves non-denomination will have similar...

Christianity--Church History: Religions, new testament church, biblical precepts
new testament church, biblical precepts, calvary presbyterian: Hi Marcia, Your question is a very good one and one that, I think, many people struggle with. First of all, you are correct in stating that you do not need to be baptized in order to be saved. Baptism is the first act of obedience that we do after...

Christianity--Church History: Sabbath, sabbath rules, sabbath rest
sabbath rules, sabbath rest, lord of the sabbath: Michelle, Thank you for your questions, and for the opportunity to help. First, it is important to understand that Jesus is our Sabbath rest. Jesus can be our Sabbath rest in part because He is “Lord of the Sabbath” (Matthew 12:8). As God incarnate,...

Christianity--Church History: Salvation., relationship with god, better off dead
relationship with god, better off dead, whole heart: If someone else says that God spoke to them about you, it is dangerous and unwise to act on what ever it is that they say. They may be well intentioned, but God does not need messengers anymore. He can speak directly to you through his word. Whenever someone...

Christianity--Church History: Salvation., atmospheric phenomenon, looking at the sky
atmospheric phenomenon, looking at the sky, demonic influence: Scripture tells us that God is always available to hear our prayers. 2 Chronicles 7:15 Now mine eyes shall be open, and mine ears attent unto the prayer that is made in this place . It is Biblical promises like this that we rely on and not feelings ot atmospheric...

Christianity--Church History: Salvation., peace of god, personal lord
peace of god, personal lord, i don t care: CGLLR, Sorry to get back with you so late. If a Christian is unsure of their salvation, the Bible admonishes us to make sure that we are... 2 Peter 1:10 Wherefore the rather, brethren, give diligence to make your calling and election sure: for if...

Christianity--Church History: Salvation., 1 corinthians 13, 1 corinthians 13 4
1 corinthians 13, 1 corinthians 13 4, humble life: CGLLR, I think you are misunderstanding what love for God is. It is not based on how you feel. It is based on your faith in the finished work of Christ on the Cross. Your faith in Him is not based on your feelings. There times that every Christian does...

Christianity--Church History: Translation, new world translation, patriarch abraham
new world translation, patriarch abraham, hebrew scriptures: “WHY DO JEWS CONTINUE TO PROSPER IF THEY HAVE BEEN REJECTED?” In what way do you see modern Jews today “prospering?” In the first century, many of “the sons of Israel” responded appreciatively to the preaching of Jesus and his apostles. (Acts 10:36)...

Christianity--Church History: Christianity in the Middle Ages, muslim invasions, christianity in the middle ages
muslim invasions, christianity in the middle ages, mainline denominations: Elle, Thanks for the question. The entire medieval period was fraught with a variety of problems. Before the reformation, there were plagues, warring kings, invading barbarians, famines, wars, other religions, other peoples, etc. Especially the Muslim...

Christianity--Church History: Fasting, sackcloth and ashes, day of atonement
sackcloth and ashes, day of atonement, psalm 35: GOD’S Law given through Moses required fasting only on one occasion—on the annual Day of Atonement. The Law commanded that on that day the Israelites were to ‘afflict their souls,’ which is understood to mean that they fasted. (Leviticus 16:29-31; 23:27; Psalm...

Christianity--Church History: Halos, santa maria maggiore, oneness of god
santa maria maggiore, oneness of god, sacred figures: George, Thank you for the opportunity to help. Though a halo is never found mentioned in the Holy Bible, here is some info I did find on this subject that I hope will help... A halo is a ring of light that surrounds a person in art. They are often used...

Christianity--Church History: Halos, santa maria maggiore, oneness of god
santa maria maggiore, oneness of god, cave drawings: Sonny, Thank you for the opportunity to help. Though a halo is never found mentioned in the Holy Bible, here is some info I did find on this subject that I hope will help... A halo is a ring of light that surrounds a person in art. They are often used...

Christianity--Church History: nicolaitans, sect of nicolaus, galatians 5
sect of nicolaus, galatians 5, nicolaitans: The congregation in Pergamum was in great peril because it allowed in its midst “those holding fast the teaching of the sect of Nicolaus.” Christ told the congregation: “Repent. If you do not, I am coming to you quickly, and I will war with them with the long...

Christianity--Church History: origins of the carnival, lent, carnival
lent, carnival, celebration: Yair, The notion of the carnival (From the Latin for meat ) traditionally describes a time immediately before Lent, the period of roughly 40 days of penance leading up to the Easter Triduum, which culminates with Easter Sunday, the ultimate feast of the...

Christianity--Church History: Question!, recieve jesus, romans 8
recieve jesus, romans 8, question question: CGLLR, You told me about this in your first question to me, and to be honest I think we are going around in circles. As I wrote before, it does not matter what anyone tells you, if you know for sure that you are saved (re-read my previous replies to you...

Christianity--Church History: ROMAN EMPORER, roman emporer, reign jesus
roman emporer, reign jesus, roman senate: Tiberius was named emperor by the Roman Senate on September 15, 14 C.E. John the Baptizer began his ministry (age 30) in the 15th year of Tiberius’ reign. Jesus, who was about six months younger than John the Baptizer, came to be baptized, when he was...