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Christianity -- Christian Living: follow-up on claire, how to be a good mother, wisdom god
how to be a good mother, wisdom god, god is still on the throne: Thanks Jeanne for your kind words.:-) I try my best to live my life to glorify God in everything I do. And in my obedience to his will for my life, I know that when I pray for others, I expect to receive an answer. It s important for people like you Jeanne,...

Christianity -- Christian Living: follow up question, galatians 5 22, unforeseen occurrence
galatians 5 22, unforeseen occurrence, dreams visions: --THERE IS something else to consider as for occurrences in our lives: (Ecclesiastes 9:11-12) “. . .I returned to see under the sun that the swift do not have the race, nor the mighty ones the battle, nor do the wise also have the food, nor do the understanding...

Christianity -- Christian Living: follow up question, dreams visions, inner conviction
dreams visions, inner conviction, ceremonial laws: God s will for you (and for everyone) is in the pages of the Bible. The commands of God, with the exception of the ceremonial laws, are God s will for you. John 14:15 (Jesus speaking): If ye love me, keep my commandments. God s will is that we obey...

Christianity -- Christian Living: forgetful friend, christian friendships, worldly friend
christian friendships, worldly friend, walk with jesus: Hi Amy, Thanks for this great question. I do believe that Satan attacks Christian friendships. is is called, THe Accuser. Revelation 12:9-10 9 And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Why not forgive???, horrible memories, internet women
horrible memories, internet women, nighmare: Hi Debbie, You asked if a Christian would forgive? Christ forgave even those who killed him and asked God the Father to forgive them (Luke 23:34). We cannot expect God to forgive our sins unless we forgive those who sin against us. For if you forgive...

Christianity -- Christian Living: forgiveness, asking for forgiveness, short message
asking for forgiveness, short message, quarrel: Hello and thanks for the question. I do have a question in return. You mentioned that you sent him a message asking him for forgiveness and to forgive him. Ok, the question is, did he get the message? If you don t know for sure you need to tell him either...

Christianity -- Christian Living: forgiveness, committing adultery, unforgiveness
committing adultery, unforgiveness, restitution: --Hello Margaret, Forgiveness, truly depends on several things, has the person even in any small way indicated he was sorry for hurt, even though it may be a small matter, or that we may be somewhat overly sensitive--ESPECIALLY if we had made know the hurt...

Christianity -- Christian Living: forgiveness, speedy reply, vengance
speedy reply, vengance, unforgiveness: I think you re misreading what I said about the Vengeance is Mine verse - what I m saying is that since it s God s, it s our business to pass ours off to him because it s his job, not ours. God says we re to cast all our cares on him - and wanting vengeance...

Christianity -- Christian Living: forgiveness, forgiveness god, christian principle
forgiveness god, christian principle, arrogant man: Dear Margaret Thank you for your question. It is a very good question as it draws on a very important Christian principle. When God forgives us, He does not hold a record of all our sins. If He did, then we wouldn t truly be forgiven. It is my belief...

Christianity -- Christian Living: forgiveness, believing in jesus christ, jesus christ our lord
believing in jesus christ, jesus christ our lord, galatians 3: Dear Margaret, As you’ve discovered, understanding forgiveness is important if we are to experience peace with God. Let’s prayerfully trust the Lord from and answer from His Word through the Spirit. There are 5 passages in the gospels where Jesus tells...

Christianity -- Christian Living: forgiveness, anger resentment, hands of god
anger resentment, hands of god, sad situation: Dear Margaret, Thank you for your question. 1 John 1:9 says, If we admit that we have sinned and confess our sins, He is faithful and just and will forgive our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness. Likewise, in Mathew 6:14, we read, If you...

Christianity -- Christian Living: forgiveness, god john, new testament
god john, new testament, grudges: Hello Margaret, thanks for asking. The simple explanation is that when you first sincerely believe that Jesus was raised from the dead (as proof that there is life after death and that he is able to bring you back to life too because, as Matthew said in 28:18-20,...

Christianity -- Christian Living: forgiveness, dr bob, justifications
dr bob, justifications, asking forgiveness: Hi, I recommend a three step process for asking forgiveness. But first a couple of rules , 1) don t make excuses for what you did, 2) don t give justifications or reasons, 3) simply say, I was wrong, I am sorry, please forgive me. , 4) be willing to set...

Christianity -- Christian Living: forgiveness when someone has died, justice system work, fellow servant
justice system work, fellow servant, prayer jesus: Thank you for your question. It s a powerful one. Not only can you still forgive someone who has died, you must. Your relative who has passed on will not receive the benefit of that forgiveness, but you will. Forgiveness is as much for you as it is for...

Christianity -- Christian Living: forgiveness, matter rest, walk with god
matter rest, walk with god, asking for forgiveness: Angeline, A friend of mine was in Africa, and met his tour guide. the guide was introduced as Still Alive. What? That was his name: Still Alive. And to explain, the tour-guide pulled up his shirt and showed off massive scars all up and down...

Christianity -- Christian Living: forgivesness, body of christ, brothers and sisters
body of christ, brothers and sisters, forgiveness: Hi Margaret, I apologize for it taking so long to respond to your question, but my computer had to go into the shop this past weekend..... However, both of your statements are biblically correct. God will forgive us of our sins, BUT it s based on how...

Christianity -- Christian Living: forgiving when the person is dead, unforgiveness, jesus name
unforgiveness, jesus name, wonderful day: Hi Margaret, Thanks for contacting me. Yes, you can forgive someone after they have passed. Forgiveness or unforgiveness is a heart issue...while it s always best to work things out with someone before they have passed...sometimes it simply cannot be helped....

Christianity -- Christian Living: forgiving, god trust, broken relationship
god trust, broken relationship, pastor don: Hi Angeline, Thanks for this great question! A very wise pastor once told me Forgiveness is commanded by God, trust is earned. If you have forgiven him, and hold no bitterness toward him, then you are done. You are not under any obligation to restore...

Christianity -- Christian Living: The forth commandment Sabbath, bible scholar, new moon
bible scholar, new moon, day of rest: Hi Luke I am happy to discuss the Sabbath with you but you will have to tell me more about what you mean by: i also read in the new testanent where it said that the Sabbath will be kepted from one new moon to the next in Heaven . Could you tell me where...

Christianity -- Christian Living: fortune telling, fire and brimstone, galatians 5
fire and brimstone, galatians 5, angel of light: Hello, Anna. Absolutely not. Not if you want to do it God s way. Galatians 5:19-21: Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations,...

Christianity -- Christian Living: My friend's marriage, bandaid, broken leg
bandaid, broken leg, sure what your question: Dear Ex-- I m not sure what your question is. Are you wondering how/if you should support your ex? Are you wanting my opinion on the situation? I think the best thing you should do is pray for your ex, but otherwise try your best to stay out of the...

Christianity -- Christian Living: friendships, benefit of the doubt, romans 8
benefit of the doubt, romans 8, christ god: Dear Emily, Thanks for coming to AllExperts. You certainly not alone. Friendships are certainly becoming more and more fragile these days. Let s prayerfully trust the the Lord for guidence through His Word. Emily, the way you ve put the question reveals...

Christianity -- Christian Living: frustruation with parents' spiritual immaturity, spiritual immaturity, spiritual maturity
spiritual immaturity, spiritual maturity, spiritual guidance: Julia, thanks for your honesty! I meet so many youth who are desperately missing the spiritual Father or Mother in their life. It is why Paul said there are many teachers but not many Fathers. Pray God may either restore your parents to their rightful place,...

Christianity -- Christian Living: full meaning of scripture, honour widows, doctrines of grace
honour widows, doctrines of grace, parents and grandparents: Honour widows that are widows indeed, relieve them, and maintain them. It is the duty of children, if their parents are in need, and they are able to relieve them, to do it to the utmost of their power. Widowhood is a desolate state; but let widows trust in...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Gambling and Alcohol, lord jesus christ, matter of contention
lord jesus christ, matter of contention, prize insurance: Natef, Good to hear from you again my friend. I will do my best to answer you questions. These questions have been a matter of contention for many in the Church. Please forgive the length of my answers. Because many have a differing view then myself, I...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Gambling, god of peace, financial risk
god of peace, financial risk, financial gain: Angeline, While there is no Biblical condemnation of gambling, there are some principles involved that could be used as a guide. If, for instance, a person is seeking to have their needs met through hopes of a quick fix of their finances, Scripture indicates...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Gay ministers, reading scripture, gay ministers
reading scripture, gay ministers, homosexual acts: This is a tricky question. I believe if the man is a man working towards GOD, reading scripture and doing the right thing, he will not be a PRACTICING gay man. What is the difference you may ask? A gay man working towards GOD will realize that it is written...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Gay Rights and Christianity, gay rights activist, relationship with god
gay rights activist, relationship with god, homosexual behavior: Dear Denise, Because you have friends engaged in homosexual behavior, it s hard to be objective. I think your question reveals that you are really trying to get there. That s to be commended and a sign of maturity going on. It is right to deal with conflicting...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Gay rights and Christianity, gay rights activist, overt behavior
gay rights activist, overt behavior, relationship with god: Denise, If there is one thread of Scripture that runs unbroken from end to end, it is that homosexual practice is an abomination in God s eyes. We are talking about the practice - the acts themselves - and not the orientation, which is a far more complicated...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Gender choosing!, galatians 2, lord jesus christ
galatians 2, lord jesus christ, choosing the sex of your baby: Dear Danielle, As Christians, who are children of God (John 1:12,13), we are to live a life of faith in our Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ (Galatians 2:20; Colossians 2:6-7). If we will depend upon Him and respond to Him, we will make the right choice. ...

Christianity -- Christian Living: General Skepticism Problems!, flood earth, noah s ark
flood earth, noah s ark, absolute faith: Good morning, Johnny, I love your question! :-) Been there. Doubt that. Just like you. And so, I d like to start by reassuring you that doubt is completely normal. All Christians who are honest about themselves know that we doubt from time to...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Ghosts?, mom linda, father in heaven
mom linda, father in heaven, friend justin: Hi Carina: As long as you believe there is but one God and that is our Father in Heaven, you should be OK. Sometimes when people tell us things, depending on what it is it just kind of stick with us. It s in the back of our mind which I call a Recycle...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Ghosts?, mom linda, hearing voices
mom linda, hearing voices, friend justin: Dear Carina, Yes, they are demons. Why would they do such silly things? Well, I ll answer your question with a question - Are you confused? Everything demons do is to confuse people. If hearing voices and TV s turning on is taking your focus away from the...

Christianity -- Christian Living: GIFTS/TONGUES, speaking in tongues, female minister
speaking in tongues, female minister, presence of the lord: She shouldn t need an interpreter, because if someone was to speak in tongues, we would be able to understand it, or at least be able to feel what she said. Remember, tongues is the language of angels. As that we have the Holy Spirit in us, we have an interpreter...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Gift of Tears?, emotional intimacy, spirit of truth
emotional intimacy, spirit of truth, strange experiences: Dear Chelsea Thanks for your question. As so often happens, God s timing is perfect. I was just sitting down to write a talk on Spiritual Gifts for a men s group I am speaking at tomorrow night, when your question came in. The first thing I would say...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Gift of tears, word talks, hebrews 11
word talks, hebrews 11, pastor kim: Jackie, if you knew the answer already, why did you ask me? The answer that I gave you was Bible based and correct. You have to look at the whole counsel of the Word of God...scripture in light of other scripture. There is no such thing as a gift of tears...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Girlfriend, excepted jesus, lord and savior
excepted jesus, lord and savior, relationship with god: First, I m sorry this took so long to answer. Secondly, sometimes the best thing to do in such a situation is look long and hard at your relationship with God and your relationship with your girlfriend and ask yourself if she s worth the trouble - after...

Christianity -- Christian Living: To Give or Not to Give?, cardboard signs, drugs and alcohol
cardboard signs, drugs and alcohol, christian friends: Dear David, The rich man and Lazarus story is not about giving money. Granted it uses money as the instrument but it is about giving life. The one who had more could have helped the one who didn t have. But in this case it was even more that the poor man...

Christianity -- Christian Living: To Give or Not to Give?, cardboard signs, homeless person
cardboard signs, homeless person, christian friends: In my opinion: It is in fact something completely different. The rich mans eternal destiny was not a result of his miserly ways. Both the rich mans miserly ways and his eternal destiny were the fruit of a sinful and unregenerate heart. When James...

Christianity -- Christian Living: To Give or Not to Give?, cardboard signs, drugs and alcohol
cardboard signs, drugs and alcohol, homeless person: Hi David, We apologize for the delay in answering. The ice storms have been somewhat of a problem. Christ and the apostles make several statements about giving to the poor and to those in need: Mat. 5:42, Give to him that asks you, and...

Christianity -- Christian Living: To Give or Not to Give?, rich man, beggar
rich man, beggar, homeless people: David, I agree that we need to have open hearts, compassion and a willingness to help others. But as I said, we need to prayerfully ask God what we should do and when. I believe the rich man ended up where he did because of the hardness of his heart....

Christianity -- Christian Living: To Give or Not To Give?, alcohol drugs, decent meal
alcohol drugs, decent meal, rich man: Hello, David. You can help those in need in more ways than personally giving each one some money. I, for instance, work once a month at a local soup kitchen. I serve about 150 - 200 people. At the same time, I am able to say a kind word or perhaps even...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Give up on prayer?, economic circumstances, name of jesus
economic circumstances, name of jesus, jesus christ: “HOW DO I KNOW IF GOD IS TELLING ME TO GIVE UP PRAYING?” To arrive at the correct answer, we need to know what prayers are acceptable to God, are there some that are unacceptable? Will God answer ALL prayers no matter who they are from and no matter what...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Glorifying God, hi john, playing sports
hi john, playing sports, church organizations: Hi John, Sin is defined differently by different church organizations. In scripture, it is defined as breaking God s laws. God has no law against hobbies or sports. He does have laws saying love your brother . Sports have certain commonly accepted...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Glorifying God, glory to his name, glory to god
glory to his name, glory to god, glory of god: John, What a fantastic question you have asked. More adults should ask this question when they are choosing their activities. The Scriptures are clear that whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God . How can playing in a sport glorify God? The Lord...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Glorifying God, lord jesus christ, god of heaven
lord jesus christ, god of heaven, glory to the god: Good evening, John. :-) Thank you for the opportunity to clarify things. You mentioned that you are writing a novel, but there is sin in your book. You wrote: Now I realize that all fiction books have some amount of sin in them (or else there wouldn...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Glorifying God, jesus christ the messiah, confident reliance
jesus christ the messiah, confident reliance, righteousness of god: Hi John, If the Bible tells you to do something, does it not see logical that you would have the power to do it? God would not tell you to do something and not give you the means to do it. I believe that the verse you are referring to is I Corinthians...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Glorifying God, conscience sake, hypothetical question
conscience sake, hypothetical question, glory of god: I think your question is very relevant. You must be referring to the verse below... 1 Cor 10:31 31 So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God. NIV In order to understand this verse more comprehensively, perhaps we...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Glorifying God, hi john, playing sports
hi john, playing sports, good question: Hi John Good question. I would say, of course doing hobbies is not a sin. (Unless it is a sinful activity of course) By performing the sport to your best ability does glorify God because he gave you the ability to do that. Plus, think of the way you...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Goals & Dreams, everyday god, south african prison
everyday god, south african prison, nelson mandela: Simon, Yes, life can be difficult. I ve been through many horrible things in my life (abuse, spinal injury, physical disorder, loss of 5 children, etc.). I have seen what evil people can do and for the sake of my Faith I refuse to become like those who...

Christianity -- Christian Living: God's will, ingersoll robert, robert g ingersoll
ingersoll robert, robert g ingersoll, sbcglobal net: to: kelly from: marc scharf 817-879-4953 marc.scharf@sbcglobal.net Hi; your comments & questions are good; you seem more thoughtful than most. However, I think there is a problem with the ASSUMPTIONS behind your questions. It sounds like you...

Christianity -- Christian Living: God, brain problem, existence of god
brain problem, existence of god, biblical scholar: Dear Eddie, humans used vocal sounds to comunicate and are used to give a name to each person. You must not think that God has to use vocal sounds to comunicate with His Son; The inner life of God, and the relation between the Father and the Son is outside...

Christianity -- Christian Living: God's Will, lust and hunger, blind instinct
lust and hunger, blind instinct, surrender to god: James, Good question. But let me ask one in return. Why do you think God would tell you every little thing you are to do, or dictate every decision you are to make? OK, maybe that s two questions, but you get my point. God s will is not a nit-picking...

Christianity -- Christian Living: God's will, negative consequences, thinking and reasoning
negative consequences, thinking and reasoning, mercy and grace: It is in God s plan based on our decisions. There are both positive and negative consequences to our decisions in life. God gave us His word to follow and when we do or don t there are ramifications. You can find that all over scripture with any of the people....

Christianity -- Christian Living: Be Like God, negative aspects, biblical principles
negative aspects, biblical principles, humanism: Dear Cugo, There s two ways of taking that question, and I m going to deal with the negative aspects by assumption. Please re-ask the question if you mean non-christians who are trying to be good people. Well, I d say that s called Humanism. By on their...

Christianity -- Christian Living: God, valence electrons, electromagnetic interaction
valence electrons, electromagnetic interaction, christian scientist: Dear Amanda, I am a christian scientist and I can give you a scientific discussion about the existence of God and some recent miracles. I think that faith cannot come only from logic, because to have faith in God means to trust and love God. I think...

Christianity -- Christian Living: God, law of entropy, second law of thermodynamics
law of entropy, second law of thermodynamics, law of thermodynamics: Hello, Moe. Yes, the Christian God is the Creator of everything. We know that this is so because the Bible tells us. Genesis 1:1 In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. That sums it up for me. However, some people are not...

Christianity -- Christian Living: God, natural disaster, theif
natural disaster, theif, god doesn: Emin-- The Bible says that all man is inherently evil. (Romans states that we have all fallen short of the glory of God. ) There are a lot of viewpoints on this matter. Biblically and logically speaking, I think the best answer to your question would...

Christianity -- Christian Living: will of God, god wills, jesus the son of god
god wills, jesus the son of god, romans 12: wah, Certainly there is a perfect will of God. That will of God is actually described with other adjectives in the same verse (Romans 12:2). And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Will of God, writers of the bible, liberal doctrine
writers of the bible, liberal doctrine, course god: Hi Pat, thanks for asking. Mr. Willard s views are totally unsupported by the writers of the Bible who claim that the word of Jesus and his apostles was the final word on the will of God and that everything that pertains to life and godliness is contained...

Christianity -- Christian Living: God, interesting questions, little guys
interesting questions, little guys, allison: Hi Allison, You have asked some very interesting questions. The fact that you are asking me about this, means that you are doing some serious thinking. You may have already have started to become aware that what you have been taught is not all there...

Christianity -- Christian Living: God's calling?, catholic sermons, christian rock music
catholic sermons, christian rock music, roman catholicism: Hi Jacqueline, I would need to spend a large amount of time to fully explain this, but in short I really don t want to encourage you to continue in Roman Catholicism. I can see a mixture of biblical faith and false beliefs in your writing. I don t think...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Why did God create?, human standpoint, orthodox priests
human standpoint, orthodox priests, relationship with god: I am not a priest but I will give you my opinion on the subject. I have read that God is Love and so I believe He creates out of Love. From a purely human standpoint, when we create something, we want to share it. When we are full of love, we want to bring...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Why did God create?, ingersoll robert, robert g ingersoll
ingersoll robert, robert g ingersoll, orthodox priests: 8:35 am tuesday, feb 7 hi yousef, Your questions are good in that they INDICATE you are SEARCHING FOR MEANING & LOOKING FOR ANSWERS. The REAL answers, which may surprise you at first, is really pretty simple & straightforward: ALL RELIGION, AND...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Why did God create?, orthodox priests, truth god
orthodox priests, truth god, place god: Dear Yousef, Here s a pretty short and conscise answer to your question - most likely if you think about it you ll realize that it s the truth. God created people so that they could fellowship with him - share everything with him, and be creative and...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Why did God create?, orthodox priests, place god
orthodox priests, place god, infinite knowledge: Hello, Yousef. The first two questions you asked are some of the most intriguing and discussion-worthy queries the world has ever had. We do not know what God is. We know that God is a Supreme Being, but we haven t a clue what that means. We know that...

Christianity -- Christian Living: How was God created, evolution vs intelligent design, rational universe
evolution vs intelligent design, rational universe, existence of god: Dear Carl, the fact that God is eternal and He has never been created cannot be proved by science because it is beyond science. Science studies only the physical and material reality, but God trascends such reality. Anyway, the fact that God is eternal...

Christianity -- Christian Living: How does God define Love?, pleasure time, reason god
pleasure time, reason god, mind of god: Hi William, you said-- ISAIAH 46:10 --GOD CANNOT BE OMNISCIENT AND OMNIPRESENT IF HE DOESN T KNOW ALL THINGS . Isaiah-- He makes known his purpose, FOREORDAINS CERTAIN MATTERS in connection with its accomplishment, and has the almighty power to assure...

Christianity -- Christian Living: God's degree of omnipotence, god changes, gentle souls
god changes, gentle souls, time god: Dear Sean, you are in error when you write: If one *did* manage to change a choices’ decision to a *different letter* when inside of time, then we would *surprise* a God who is TOTAL omnipotent outside of time Since God is out of time He always...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Will God forgive me?, romans 10, forgivness
romans 10, forgivness, attending church: Hello Janice, Thank you for this question. In your bible find Romans 10.9-10, 13, because it tells us, that if we believe that Jesus is the Son of God and we believe that he died for our sins and we accept him as our Savior, we are saved. Baptism does...

Christianity -- Christian Living: God's Involvement, scott sampson, god is spirit
scott sampson, god is spirit, concepts of god: Hi Scott, What a fascinating question. To answer it, I will have to present things in a slightly different light. We are expressions of God. Of course, everything that exists is an expression of God but we are in a unique position in that we can know...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Does God love all?, osama binladen, st joan of arc
osama binladen, st joan of arc, god desires: Jill, I am a bit surprised your Christian friends could not answer this question. Jesus teaches to us that God does indeed love ALL persons. He is the Good Shepard who comes to save all (not just a few)! God desires that we all turn away from sin and...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Why to a God that only says NO, false accusations, unanswered prayer
false accusations, unanswered prayer, panderer: Hi KMB, Thanks for your honest and passionate question. I see you are in an incredible amount of pain. There is no easy answer for your questin. Interestlingly enough, I just preached a message last Sunday evening on this subject. I will paste my notes...

Christianity -- Christian Living: God in other cultures, forest god, bambuti
forest god, bambuti, new covenant: Hi Cristina, Very good question! My understanding is that there is only one God. In fact there is only God. There is only one power. If that is the case, then everything is a manifestation of Him. Even the forest that these Pygmies live in is part...

Christianity -- Christian Living: God and His power to do what I can,t, dave ramsey, gas expenses
dave ramsey, gas expenses, word of faith: Hi Peter: Sorry for the delay in responding. I thought I had taken myself out of the loop for awhile, but guess I didn t do it right. Again, I am very sorry for the delay. As for finances, the Lord showed me money, or the lack of, was not my problem. It...

Christianity -- Christian Living: God' s Return, revelation records, book of revelation
revelation records, book of revelation, jesus return: Hi Paul, You ask a great question! The passage of Revelation 20:1-10 is probably the best known passage of the Book of Revelation and one of the most divisive passages of Scripture among Christians...and between Christians and the non-Christian world. ...

Christianity -- Christian Living: God spoke to me, divorce and remarriage, committing adultery
divorce and remarriage, committing adultery, marriage god: Read the verses below. I believe they can be applied both directions. For instance, Matthew 19:9 could read, Whoever shall put away her husband, except for fornication, and shall marry another, commits adultery... In other words, if your husband has been...

Christianity -- Christian Living: God spoke to me last night, kernel of wheat, interpreter of dreams
kernel of wheat, interpreter of dreams, jesus is life: Hi Rachel, While I am not an interpreter of dreams or visions, I can point you to some biblical principles that are related to your question. First, just to be sure: how do you know it was God speaking to you? It s important to be certain about this....

Christianity -- Christian Living: Who is God, three or one?, son jesus christ, there is only one god
son jesus christ, there is only one god, spirit god: Hi Kyle. Well your question isn t a new one, it has been going around for centuries..... There are two ways of looking at this phenomenon, and even then it is not something easily explained. But first and foremost there is only One God/Lord. Eph...

Christianity -- Christian Living: God and yoga?, gbronline com, relationship with god
gbronline com, relationship with god, personal relationship: wed., 2-18-04 hi, matt; thanx for the question. yes I have some thots: your skepticism is good & healthy. your church , or at least some of the leaders, sound more questionable than does yoga. in fact, many, if not most, church leaders are themselves...

Christianity -- Christian Living: God, religious cultures, matter of faith
religious cultures, matter of faith, flesh and blood: Tony, Thanks for your blatant honesty, and sorry for taking so long to reply. I have been busy, but appreciate the opportunity to correspond with you on these things. I think I can reduce your question down to this main issue: Religious people frequently...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Good day to you,, rape victim, act of violence
rape victim, act of violence, horrible event: Hi Crystal, Hope that you are having a good day. Feel free to quote whatever you d like. 1.) Although rape is an incredible act of violence..adding murder to the mix only makes things worse. The victim will need some help processing all of the many emotions...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Good Friday, sabbath days, pastor don
sabbath days, pastor don, false teacher: Hi Raquel, THank you for your question! The answer might shock you. The Bible does not teach that you should not eat red meat from Good Friday to Easter. In fact, the Bible warns us against ANYONE who would forbid meat at any time... this is a sign of...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Good Wednesday????, mainstream christianity, jewish days
mainstream christianity, jewish days, goog: Hi Moh, I don t know just when the Good Wednesday idea got started but it is just another of hundreds or even thousands of ideas that make up apostate or false forms of Christianity. Such false ideas get started out of simple ignorance being presented by...

Christianity -- Christian Living: GUILT, o for a thousand tongues, lawyer friend
o for a thousand tongues, lawyer friend, enemy god: Jo-Anne, This guy calls his mom, and says How are you doing? She says, Terrible. I haven t eaten in 38 days. Mom! he says, Why haven t you eaten in 38 days? I didn t want my mouth to be full in case you should call. My guess...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Guilty Again., same sex relationship, adam and eve
same sex relationship, adam and eve, man kind: Karen, First of all, God DOES love you, no matter what. John 3:16 tells us that God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son so that whoever believes in Him will not die but have eternal life. Nothing you can ever do or say can change that...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Who gave you the right?, jehovah s witnesses, christian cults
jehovah s witnesses, christian cults, jesus answer: I was not declaring that there were those who did not hate JW s. There are people who hate and persecute Jews; this does not validate their beliefs or religion any more than it validates yours should you and others be persecuted. Opposing JW s is not persecution....

Christianity -- Christian Living: gay ministers, gay ministers, adam and eve
gay ministers, adam and eve, whole earth: hey there well my opinion of gays and my religion is that i am against it, as God clearly made adam and eve to love each other not adam and steve! lol, i think that yeah us humans have freewill that is why the whole earth arent christians, but i think we have...

Christianity -- Christian Living: gay ministers, gbronline com, hi thanx
gbronline com, hi thanx, gay ministers: wed, 2-18-04 hi; thanx for the question. I take a somewhat philosophical approach to this, which may miss your query somewhat. I don t claim any expertise re: people who are already gay. There is probably little to do about changing those individuals....

Christianity -- Christian Living: general question, water into wine, lottery ticket
water into wine, lottery ticket, drinking alcohol: When Jesus turned the water into wine, it wasn t grape juice. Ephesians 5 instructs us not to get drunk, and there are many other passages where drunkenness is derided, but none that says not to drink at all. Gambling is not mentioned directly as a sin,...

Christianity -- Christian Living: genesis8;22, sweet savour, earth remaineth
sweet savour, earth remaineth, greenhouse effect: Hi Vaughn, THanks for this great question. Genesis 8:21-22 21 And the LORD smelled a sweet savour; and the LORD said in his heart, I will not again curse the ground any more for man’s sake; for the imagination of man’s heart is evil from his youth;...

Christianity -- Christian Living: gentiles before his death?, theology professor, jesus is the only way to heaven
theology professor, jesus is the only way to heaven, way to heaven: Well, you ve brought up an issue that is a source of some confusion even among scholars. God simply did not give us the information about Gentiles before His death. There is a verse in the New Testament that says that after Jesus s crucifixion, He visited...

Christianity -- Christian Living: gentiles before jesus?, jesus is the only way to heaven, living sacrifice
jesus is the only way to heaven, living sacrifice, way to heaven: Dear Amanda, As you know, Jesus came to earth and died for ur sins. He is called the living sacrifice because of this. Before he came, people would have to sacrifice animals as a part of their religious ceremonies. This, along with things like prayer,...

Christianity -- Christian Living: giving everything to christ, jesus my life, trust issue
jesus my life, trust issue, one god: Hi Lorretta, Sorry to take so long getting back to you. Just got back from India. You are actually in a very good place spiritually. God is challenging you and you are taking Him seriously. As Jesus said, you are counting the cost . Many people fail to...

Christianity -- Christian Living: god, person jesus, life god
person jesus, life god, real person: Dear Yuanhan, God is a real person. Jesus died so that we could directly communicate with Him. You can do it too, if you will believe. The bible tells us that there is a after life. God Himself will say the same. After all where is Jesus now? He rose...

Christianity -- Christian Living: god, ecumenical creeds, intelligent creatures
ecumenical creeds, intelligent creatures, sacred scripture: 12 June 2007 Dear Kate, Please forgive my slow response. I was in Santa Fe most of last weekend teaching an Old Testament class. I will give you a brief and simple answer. If you desire to know more, please ask me more questions. As the Bible...

Christianity -- Christian Living: will god think I am doing the right thing, inlaws, sensitive person
inlaws, sensitive person, doing the right thing: Hi Sweetie, I am glad that I was able to help you. The Lord loves you VERY much baby girl...you are very important to Him. Every single thing that you go through in life matters to the lord...the Lord wants you to be at a place of peace no matter what you...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Why is god so unfair?, jesus 2000, child prodigy
jesus 2000, child prodigy, prince of this world: Dear Shin, I have just come across your query now as it was not directed to me specifically but given generally into this topic pool. Jesus came teaching us more about the devil and evil than any other person in the bible. The unfairness that you are...

Christianity -- Christian Living: god, gbronline com, ingersoll robert
gbronline com, ingersoll robert, robert g ingersoll: 4-2-04 hi, tom; it sounds like you re looking for a debate. I ve seldom seen any value to a discussion where the parties are convinced they are right. I am; you are; end of story. here are some reading ideas: the following 2 references were very...

Christianity -- Christian Living: too good to be true?, eden story, god made a way
eden story, god made a way, prevention is better than cure: Dear Ben The story of the Garden of Eden simply describes that God made things perfect but somehow man messed it up and allowed a force and being called the devil into the planet. This evil being with his evil forces cannot be prevented from causing evil....

Christianity -- Christian Living: my granny had past away two..., hello betty, widowers
hello betty, widowers, true christian: I forgot to mention that the Bible teaches it is okay to remarry in this situation, but only if the intended bride has never been divorced. If she has been divorced, then the marriage would be contrary to the Bible. In addition, if your papa believes himself...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Do I have grounds for Divorce?, grounds for divorce, nagging wife
grounds for divorce, nagging wife, christ loved the church: Glendora, I am sorry I took so long to answer. First reason is that I m just so busy that I really don t have a lot of time and then I got swamped with a bunch of questions all at once. The second reason is, your question baffled me thoroughly. If you...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Is this guy a demon?, embarassing moments, preminition
embarassing moments, preminition, adult boy: Hi, Based on your words, my assumption is that you have gotten into the proximity of demonic activity. Probably not possession but overshadowing is likely. I think it is likely that the vampire was probably putting you on to some degree, however it...

Christianity -- Christian Living: HELLO AND GOD BLESS! I WILL..., full time job, part time job
full time job, part time job, difficult times: I think you are a very perceptive individual, and apparently one that wants to honor the Lord in your giving as well as in your life. I have always believed, since I have been saved, that it is always proper to allow God s portion to be taken off the top....

Christianity -- Christian Living: HELP, committing adultery, parallel passages
committing adultery, parallel passages, according to scripture: It was not my impression that you thought you would be sinless, if not for the issue you presented. I was concerned that you thought that there might be some way in which you could miss Heaven. If you have trusted in Christ Jesus our Lord, according to 1 John...

Christianity -- Christian Living: HELP, committing adultery, remarrying
committing adultery, remarrying, being catholic: Remarrying does not mean you are committing adultery. Your husband divorced his first wife because she wasn t fit for him (and was in the process doing substances). When he married you, the bond of marriage was sanctified, so therefore you have a new marriage...

Christianity -- Christian Living: HELP, spiritual adultery, committing adultery
spiritual adultery, committing adultery, spiritual israel: Hi R! No! You do not have to divorce your husband, so drop that idea right away.. Remember Jesus said, save for the cause of adultery,/immorality, let not a man divorce or send his wife away! Matt 5:31,32. Matt 19:9. Mark 10:5..Because of your...

Christianity -- Christian Living: HELP, 1 corinthians 7, committing adultery
1 corinthians 7, committing adultery, romans 8: Hi R, Thank you for this open and honest question. I see that you are torn, because you want to obey the scriptures, but it would seem to you that you should divorce your husband. I have good news for you....the Bible does not teach that! First of all,...

Christianity -- Christian Living: HELP, wheat from the chaff, mad at god
wheat from the chaff, mad at god, faithful servant: The only sin God cannot forgive is named in Matthew 12:31-32, where Jesus warns that speaking against the Holy Ghost (specifically, attributing God s power and works to Satan) shall not be forgiven unto men. Questioning and even doubting God is fairly...

Christianity -- Christian Living: HELP, church goers, mad at god
church goers, mad at god, drop outs: Hello R, I ve been thinking about this one. I have much that I want to tell you. I am a defeated Christian. I ve given up. I know only a few Christians weaker then me. I proved it; can t do it. I ve failed at my own definitions of what a Christian...

Christianity -- Christian Living: HELP, committing adultery, being catholic
committing adultery, being catholic, forgiveness: Hi R First things first, God has forgiven all your sins, past, present and future. However, it must be said that in no way does the bible (in my opinion) state that your marriage is sinful. I presume from your question that you were born again after...

Christianity -- Christian Living: HELPS, committing adultery, fruitless life
committing adultery, fruitless life, dead god: HI R, Do you really think that the history of yor husband is more powerful than the blood of Jesus? Were you saved because of your own righteousness? The reason Jesus said those things about marriage and divorce was to point out the carnal hypocrisy of...

Christianity -- Christian Living: HELPS, committing adultery, marriage agreement
committing adultery, marriage agreement, fault divorce: R, Confessing you are a sinner is different from confessing your sins. Sometimes God works with us to show us each sin that has us entangled, so that we can be free to live for him. That may be your situation. Just remember that ALL of your sins were...

Christianity -- Christian Living: HElp, soul ties, fruits of the spirit
soul ties, fruits of the spirit, soul tie: Hi Jason ,sorry to hear ur in such a bad way way spiritualy. Any way, the good news is, Jesus Christ can set u free , by the power of His word and the blood that was spilt at Calvary on the cross, check out the following: Breaking Un-godly Soul-Ties...

Christianity -- Christian Living: HElp, romans 7, fruits of the spirit
romans 7, fruits of the spirit, apostle paul: What you are describing is not unlike the comments by the apostle Paul found in Romans 7: Romans 7:15  For that which I do I allow not: for what I would, that do I not; but what I hate, that do I. 16  If then I do that which I would not, I consent unto...

Christianity -- Christian Living: HElp, dry spells, fruits of the spirit
dry spells, fruits of the spirit, presence of god: Jason, I was just checking to see if you got my reply to your questions. Kathy :) Jason, Your heart and desire to be all that you can be delights the Lord more than you can imagine. We are all on a journey and the longer we walk with God the...

Christianity -- Christian Living: HElp, fruits of the spirit, presence of god
fruits of the spirit, presence of god, relationship with god: Dear Jason... I will be happy to offer you some advice but I am very sick with bronchitis right now. Will you please re-send your question to me so that I can have access to it again at a later date when I am feeling better and I will answer it then. ...

Christianity -- Christian Living: HElp, question commitment, fruits of the spirit
question commitment, fruits of the spirit, ups and downs: Hello Jason, I do not know if I answered your question or not because it has been so long since I could get on the Internet. I am currently in China and the Internet has been out of service here since the quake in Taiwan. It has just returned to service....

Christianity -- Christian Living: HElp, faith test, fruits of the spirit
faith test, fruits of the spirit, simple prayer: I admire your honesty and your desire to do what God would want you to do. I would encourage you to first be sure of your salvation. 2Corinthians 13:5 Examine yourselves as to whether you are in the faith. Test yourselves. Do you not know yourselves,...

Christianity -- Christian Living: HElp, ingersoll robert, robert g ingersoll
ingersoll robert, robert g ingersoll, prometheus books: 1220pm thja4,2006 hi jason; good! you re making progress! You SHOULD BE going dry spititually, because the whole concept of spirits is a big DELUSION!! You SHOULD NOT feel the presence of god, because god is FICTION! Tho I fear you ll...

Christianity -- Christian Living: HElp, fruits of the spirit, wayne tucker
fruits of the spirit, wayne tucker, relationship with god: Jason, Looks like you have a pretty good handle on your situation. You have asked for advice. I usually answer questions. But I do have some advice in the form of questions for you to consider. Are you a part of any sort of accountability relationship?...

Christianity -- Christian Living: HElp, fruits of the spirit, presence of god
fruits of the spirit, presence of god, relationship with god: Hello Jason, I want to say thank you for your question. I just want to say I am glad you can see the condition you are in and that you want to move forward, that alone is a great sign. What you are going through is not uncommon among Christians. If we...

Christianity -- Christian Living: HElp, galatians 2, fruits of the spirit
galatians 2, fruits of the spirit, romans 12: Dear Jason, Although it may not feel like it, you are much closer to dealing with your problem than you think you are. Let s prayerfully go to God s Word and trust His Spirit to guide us. Whenever we are trapped in a sin, any sin, it is the time that...

Christianity -- Christian Living: HElp, depth bible study, christian expression
depth bible study, christian expression, fruits of the spirit: Dear Jason Thank you for your question. This is a common feeling among many Christians and it is commendable that you are wanting to fight against apathy rather than let it take over your life. Your words I feel like a Sunday Christian actually suggest...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Healing, speaking in tongues, worshipping god
speaking in tongues, worshipping god, child of god: Csaba, First of all congratulations on being a child of God! That is the most important and exciting decision you could ever make. I am sorry you are sick. Whether it is a short illness or a long-term one, I can tell you that Jesus is walking through...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Healing, lame man, great men
lame man, great men, discernment: Hi Sidharth, Do you realise that your opening statement was infact incorrect? You said: In the Bible we read that everyone who came to Jesus was healed . This statement was true on some occasions, but it was not true on all occasions. When He was...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Healing, wayne tucker, medical diagnosis
wayne tucker, medical diagnosis, healings: Chad, Good question. I, too believe that God heals. But there are four kinds of healing. The grand sort, of which you are speaking, where an amputated limb is restored, is admittedly rather rare in our day. I have seen no pictures, nor do I know anyone...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Are we all going to Heaven???????, romans chapter 8, hebrews chapter 2
romans chapter 8, hebrews chapter 2, seventh day adventists: Hi again John. Yes! They were first called *christians*, because they followed Christ..... But even more so, those who did the works of Christ after they were filled with His Spirit after His ascension..... Read Hebrews, chapter 2, verses 1 through 4, and...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Heaven & Hell, gap theory, god made the world
gap theory, god made the world, genesis 1: Hi Sarah, The questions you are asking have been asked by most people over the ages. In Genesis 1, you can read about God s creation. He did create heaven and hell, but never did intend for people to go to hell. After Adam s fall when sin entered, then...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Heaven, Hell and Causal Determinism, catholicism and christianity, religion of the roman empire
catholicism and christianity, religion of the roman empire, causal determinism: Hello, Amy. Well, of course everyone is welcome to have his or her opinion when it comes to such matters. Certainly I do not agree with you. I trust the Bible implicitly as the Word of God, and Heaven as a physical place. Hell does not yet exist as...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Heaven or hell, dr kevorkian, eternal damnation
dr kevorkian, eternal damnation, wages of sin is death: Hello, Brian. Every person who has ever lived has earned a place in Hell due to their actions. The wages of sin is death (eternal damnation in Hell), and everyone sins. A person who murders 3000 people in his life is going to Hell just as quickly...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Heaven is an oasis, favorite christian songs, balm in gilead
favorite christian songs, balm in gilead, lord jesus christ: Dear Jacqueline, You ve asked a lot of questions and as you might suspect, the answers are going to be found in the person of Jesus Christ. It is not unusual to experience the emotion of depression. When we focus upon our circumstances, ourselves and...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Heaven, judgement seat of christ, obedience to god
judgement seat of christ, obedience to god, new jerusalem: Celo, There are differing levels of rewards in Heaven, based upon the judgement rendered at the judgement seat of Christ (see 1 Corinthians 3:10-15). Scripture indicates that in the New Jerusalem (some think that is referring to Heaven) there will be...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Hebrews 13:4, personal grudge, honest reply
personal grudge, honest reply, dear fred: Dear Fred, I did not insult your name...read again what I said. If you think you will hurt me by giving me low scores...you are wrong. I am a pastor for 25 years full time pastor and I don t think this makes me an unbeliever but I see your spirit clearly...you...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Hellbound skank looking for forgiveness., god cant, son andy
god cant, son andy, screennames: Hi Karen Wow, you are making me work hard lol. I will answer your questions in the order you asked them. 1. This just means that you really mean it. 2. There s nothing wrong with asking Rick to become a christian unless you do that so you can feel...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Hello. Well my question is..., jehovahs witness, religious backgrounds
jehovahs witness, religious backgrounds, personal beliefs: Hi Liz, You appear to be in a relationship where you are unequally yoked . Neither of you are wrong in your beliefs or standards of living, but because you are from two different religious backgrounds, there will always be conflict involving certain issues....

Christianity -- Christian Living: Hi. I didn't receive the first..., jehovahs witness, differences between religions
jehovahs witness, differences between religions, religious backgrounds: Sorry, I forgot that AllExperts would overwrite the first reply when I posted a follow-up! Here it is again. Thanks for your patience and your question, Liz. ---------------------------------------------------------- He doesn t want to compromise at all?...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Hello. Well my question is..., jehovahs witness, girlfriend boyfriend
jehovahs witness, girlfriend boyfriend, custody fight: Hi Liz, We have friends who are JW s and friends who are Catholic. While we disagree on some doctrines with both groups, we still recognize that there are some very friendly people in most all groups. So what I am about to say should not be taken as an...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Hello, church goers, fogiveness
church goers, fogiveness, mission trip: Amie, you are right where God wants you. Those failures that you think are pushing you out from Him are The Lord s way of bringing you in to deeper and deeper intimacy. I washed out on Christianity on the easy things. I am a defeated Christian. I ve...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Help, intimacy with god, spiritual realities
intimacy with god, spiritual realities, fruits of the spirit: Jason, Essentially, you are asking how you are going to get to the point of peace, when you are personally, and emotionally intimate with God and free of the sins that vex you the most? what is going to take you there, and what can you be doing to...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Help, fruits of the spirit, galatians 5
fruits of the spirit, galatians 5, hebrews 12: Hi Jason, Every Christian has ups and downs in his/her walk of faith. But the resource each Christian has to do battle against temptation to sin is the Holy Spirit. No person has enough willpower, endurance, or fortitude to withstand temptation to sin in...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Help, fruits of the spirit, presence of god
fruits of the spirit, presence of god, husband mel: Hi Jason, We hope you will forgive our delay in responding to you. My husband, Mel, and I both read your question at different times and took two different approaches in responding to you. We believe both answers are two parts of a whole answer. I tend...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Help, fruits of the spirit, presence of god
fruits of the spirit, presence of god, relationship with god: Hello, Jason. You must keep in mind that no Christian, no matter how holy he may believe himself to be, is without sin. I John 1:8: If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. When a person becomes saved, God gives...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Help, family devotions, happy heart
family devotions, happy heart, real friend: I hope this answer will still be helpful to you and thank you so much for being so patient and waiting while my injury heals. A true marriage is a partnership and not a slave/master or employee/employer relationship. There are some religious organizations...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Help, family devotions, happy heart
family devotions, happy heart, real friend: Hello Heather (Pretty Name), I hope that you are having a wonderful day. Thank you so much for contacting me concerning the situation (a very common situation) that you have been dealing with. I am sorry that I have not responded sooner..I felt the urgency...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Help., male prostitutes, homosexual offenders
male prostitutes, homosexual offenders, sacrificial death: Hi Karen, No, you are not being selfish and this person doesn t know what they are talking about. Once most Christians sincerely believed the Bible supported slavery. Now very few believe this lie. This same is true here. NOWHERE does the Bible condemn...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Help, jesus the christ, study meetings
jesus the christ, study meetings, name of jesus: Greetings Debra, in the name of Jesus, the Christ. First of all,let me say this; if anyone feels they are being pressured about converting to this or that denomination, then, it is not of God. Second, there is NO SUCH THING AS denominations in God...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Help!!!!!!!!!!!!, extreme weight loss, self infliction
extreme weight loss, self infliction, doubtful mind: Jacqueline, your question is rather long. But a short reply would go as follows: 1. First of all the Bible is a book of spiritual truths and guidelines and not a dietary discourse. 2. Genesis 1:29 was given to Adam (and Eve) before the fall. In the time...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Help, fruits of the spirit, presence of god
fruits of the spirit, presence of god, relationship with god: Hello Jason...Thank you for contacting me. I have read (several times) everything that you have written...would it possible for you to be a bit more open concerning the particulars that you are struggling with..I mean, could you be bit more exact..provide...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Help, spiritual revival, fruits of the spirit
spiritual revival, fruits of the spirit, presence of god: Jason, I apologize for my late reply. Be assured that you are not alone in your struggles. All of us at one time or another, deal with these things. The important thing is that you acknowledge your need of Christ. That is so important. Too many Christian...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Help, fruits of the spirit, romans 7
fruits of the spirit, romans 7, apostle paul: Hi Jason, Thank you for your question. You are not alone. The Apostle Paul tells us that he faced the same fierce battle with the flesh. Romans 7:14-25 14 For we know that the law is spiritual: but I am carnal, sold under sin. 15 For that which I...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Help, fruits of the spirit, presence of god
fruits of the spirit, presence of god, spirit of christ: Hi Jason. A couple of things come to mind Jason, and one is this. One cannot become an image of Christ, without the help of the Holy Spirit. If it isn t the Spirit of Christ doing the changing, then it becomes a work of the flesh, and although it might look...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Help, kissing cousin, fruits of the spirit
kissing cousin, fruits of the spirit, presence of god: Hi Jason, Theres two ways to approach your situation. One is too complex and in your face for a stranger to do via email. If you have a good Pastor it would be appropriate for you to get honest with them. The other is to refer you to a very simplistic...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Help, fruits of the spirit, presence of god
fruits of the spirit, presence of god, relationship with god: Hi Jason, Man can I identify with you! I’ve been there before. What I would like for you to do is sincerely thank God that you are at this time in your life. As you mature in your Christian walk you come to understand it is not about feeling. God...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Help, fruits of the spirit, study volunteer
fruits of the spirit, study volunteer, bible believing church: Jason, I would suggest that you find someone at your church that you can meet with on a regular basis, to search the scriptures together and work through this. Make yourself accountable to that person and pray for each other. God is there for you, you just...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Help, fruits of the spirit, sovereign lord
fruits of the spirit, sovereign lord, apostle paul: Hi Jason, you said you are-- DRY SPIRITUALLY, CANNOT FEEL THE PRESENCE OF GOD, HOLY DISSATISFACTION IN ME. It is not your fault; Religion has left multitudes starving for wholesome spiritual food. God describes the situation this way; “Therefore this...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Help Im a Christian with family relationship problems, family relationship problems, wrecking my life
family relationship problems, wrecking my life, going to hell: Hi Jonathan, Your father-in-law is wrong. God is the head of your house and you are under God as the head over your family. You and your wife are equal partners and are helpmeets to each other. Your father-in-law is NOT the head of your family and has...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Help PLease, ethics and morality, miracles and wonders
ethics and morality, miracles and wonders, moral ethics: Hi Kiza. Kiza the first thing you need to better understand, is this.....Christianity is NOT a religion of ritual and practises, historical figures, etc. Christianity has nothing to do with those things at all. Christianity is having a living, intimate, relationship,...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Help PLease, god jesus christ, ethics and morality
god jesus christ, ethics and morality, holy sacraments: Kiza, Sorry this has taken so long. First, you must realize that there are different denominations now in Christianity which teach very different things. The oldest Church is the Catholic Church. Orthodox church broke away from the Catholic Church in the...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Help Please, evolution of christianity, descendants of abraham
evolution of christianity, descendants of abraham, ethics and morality: Hi Kiza, Christianity, of course comes from Christ. The Bible is the historical record of the evolution of Christianity. It is a written record of God revealing himself to all people. In this revelation, God is telling those who understand and will listen...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Help Please Christianity, ethics and morality, central beliefs
ethics and morality, central beliefs, nature of god: Hi Kiza Due to the fact your question will take some time to answer, please can you send it to my email address so I can have my bible to hand when I get home and answer it in more detail. I am of course delighted to provide you with an overview of christianity...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Help Please, ingersoll robert, ethics and morality
ingersoll robert, ethics and morality, robert g ingersoll: 11am thurs, 6-22-06 hi, kiza; of course, your detailed question calls for way more info than is practical here. In general, all religion, especially christianity, is a basket of deceptive nonsense. The following 2 references were very helpful to me...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Help Two problems, gift of discernment, great tribulation
gift of discernment, great tribulation, false prophets: Jacqueline, God needs no prior signs to end the world. We won t have to wonder if he is the antichrist. We ll know, because people, like you, with the gift of discernment will tell us. A woman can live a devout, faithful, religious life without...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Help!, john the babtist, god so loved the world
john the babtist, god so loved the world, genisis: Hello Kevin, thanks for asking. I enjoy trying to help people who indicate that they are serious about discovering the truth and I certainly don t mind you asking any questions that you can think of and sense a need to have answered correctly making perfectly...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Helping an alcoholic, christian principle, dry drunk
christian principle, dry drunk, time gifts: Hello, You know, Ive often thought of this very same question. Im taught to take care of myself and then Im taught that I need to be unselfish and serve others. Heres what I think. I AM NOT PERFECT. If I were completely serving others I would be Jesus Christ....

Christianity -- Christian Living: Helpmate v. Head or household, strong conviction, helpmate
strong conviction, helpmate, gods word: Subject: Helpmate v. Head or household Question: I have a different question for you. I feel like I have a strong conviction in my heart to enlist in the Armed Forces. Now my husband and I have 3 children, and I really don t want to be away from them,...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Hi there,I would like to ask..., comestic surgery, praying in the spirit
comestic surgery, praying in the spirit, slap in the face: Hello Angeline, I do not know specific verses in the bible, but i do know it says that when GOd created us he created us in his own image . To go and say i m not happy with the way God created me, i am going to change it is somewhat akin to giving God...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Hi there,I would like to ask..., holy faith, question god
holy faith, question god, presence of god: Hi Angeline, Sorry I did not respond sooner. I have been thinking about how to answer your questions. There is quite a range of themes presented in your four questions, but I think that at the root of each question is one more central issue that you need...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Hi there,I would like to ask..., honour god, praying in tongues
honour god, praying in tongues, temple of the holy spirit: Hi Angeline. Thanks for your interesting questions. I will try and answer each in turn. 1. Makeover by plastic surgery. My opinion here is that your motives are the important thing to look at. Remember that God loves you entirely as you are, and it...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Hi there,I would like to ask..., praying in the spirit, apostle paul
praying in the spirit, apostle paul, holy faith: Question 1: Plastic surgery to change appearance? Answer: I know of nothing in Scripture indicating right from wrong on this issue. I would wonder though, if a person recognizes that God has fearfully and wonderfully made them (Ps 139:14), why they would...

Christianity -- Christian Living: History, messiah jesus christ, sinful mankind
messiah jesus christ, sinful mankind, eternal damnation: The short answer is... 1. God created everything and laid down the law when He kicked Adam and Eve out of the Garden of Eden (about 6000 years ago). 2. God made a covenant with Noah (about 4300 years ago). 3. God made a covenant with Abraham (about 3900...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Holy Ghost, god the holy spirit, lord jesus christ
god the holy spirit, lord jesus christ, divine attributes: Hello Audrey, first of all we didn t change from one God into a trinity. In Genesis 1:26 God said, Let us make man in our image... Who is the us and the our ? It is God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit, the Trinity. 1 Peter 1:2 Elect...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Holy God of Heaven, prophets of god, jesus of nazareth
prophets of god, jesus of nazareth, great tribulation: Thank you for your questions. I will deal with them one at a time. 1. Do I believe that God will rapture His children from the Earth prior to the tribulation? YES. There is much evidence that, ... God hath not appointed us unto wrath, but to obtain salvation...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Holy spirit for today!, receiving the holy spirit, twelve tribes of israel
receiving the holy spirit, twelve tribes of israel, kingdom heirs: ACTS 2:38,39. AND ACTS 4:29,30,31. Those baptized in water on the day of Pentecost 33 C.E. were also baptized in spirit, being anointed as future kings and priests in the heavenly Kingdom. According to the book of Revelation, there are only 144,000 of...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Holy Trinity, dolorous passion of our lord, thomas a kempis
dolorous passion of our lord, thomas a kempis, mental grasp: Cristin, Sorry for the delay! It would be my personal opinion that since Jesus is fully Human and fully God that the Human side of Him suffered during His Passion and Death and thus the reason He felt abandoned or asked for another way. It would be Human...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Homosexuality, new jerusalem bible, bible exodus
new jerusalem bible, bible exodus, gays and lesbians: Hi there Lisa, you asked if-- GAYS AND LESBIANS GO TO HEAVEN? The Bible does not call particular attention to homosexuals as a group to be ostracized or hated by Christians. Moreover, it does not teach that God will punish homosexuals—or any of his creatures—by...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Homosexuality, cause god, 1 corinthians 6
cause god, 1 corinthians 6, truth of god: Hi Marsha, Thanks for this great question. I am very sorry that you are going through this difficult time. While it is true that everyone sins, and the one that says he is not a sinner has deceived himself... the Bible teaches that if one is an abuser...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Homosexuality, shameful lusts, earth god
shameful lusts, earth god, sexual organs: In the early chapters of Genesis God s will for Mankind was clearly enunciated.. Gen 1:27-28 27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them. 28 God blessed them and said to them, Be fruitful...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Hope faith and love, christian headcovering, 1 corinthians 11
christian headcovering, 1 corinthians 11, marriage relationship: Hi, God does not mandate for women to wear heacoverings. God s order is that the husband is the head of the wife as God is the head of Christ - and there is no in equality here or inferiority. God and Christ are equal and united, just as the husband...

Christianity -- Christian Living: House of Eli, fellow believer, father share
fellow believer, father share, relationship with god: Hi Michael. The first thing I would think to be wary of is that you are referring to a passage in the old testament, which must be read with great care- especially when applying the principles to today. For example, if you study the passage in Ezekiel...

Christianity -- Christian Living: House of Eli, wickedness, 1 samuel
wickedness, 1 samuel, family member: Eli s situation was unique in that he was serving in God s tabernacle and allowed his sons to continue serving with him despite their wickedness. I doubt that his responsibility as father in itself would have warranted the kind of punishment God sent, but...

Christianity -- Christian Living: House of Eli, old testament law, 1 samuel
old testament law, 1 samuel, high priest: Hi Michael, Thank you for this great question. It is important when interpreting scripture that we understand the entire context of the passage in order to properly apply it to our lives properly. Let us therefore make the following observations about...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Hurt Wife, wife jody, promiscuity
wife jody, promiscuity, mysterious ways: I am here to help. Better yet, the Lord is always here to help. Take things slowly with your wife..allow her to process what s being said..what s being shared. I do hope that you will stay in touch and let me know how you are both doing...extend an invitation...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Hurt., emotional scars, self mutilation
emotional scars, self mutilation, emotional pain: Karen, Cutting is a sin. Self-mutilation is damaging to the life and body God gave you. Our bodies are not ours to do with as we see fit. They are a trust from God, granted to us while we are here. Our job is to live the healthiest life we can, keeping...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Husband's sexual past, love life, god
love life, god: Dear Kristen, Juts fill up your love life with hot passionate thoughts for him and the other thoughts will leave. The past is gone anyway, of no value for the future. Day by day we live out life. Your husband is like many thousands of men everywhere...

Christianity -- Christian Living: halloween is a trick, sorcery and witchcraft, bible passages
sorcery and witchcraft, bible passages, fellow christians: Witchcraft and doings of the evil spirits are not anything new. They were around because Satan was around. The Bible tell us of these things even in the O.T. Remember, when Moses threw his staff down and it became a serpent so did the kings men. They could...

Christianity -- Christian Living: why not halowen, devil worshipers, all saints day
devil worshipers, all saints day, scriptural warrant: Dee, Sorry for the delay in answering. There are probably as many reasons for not doing Halloween as there are groups who don t do it. Halloween is named for being the eve of All Saints Day, an old Roman Catholic holy day which used to be known as...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Why so much hate?, flesh lusteth against, mennonite faith
flesh lusteth against, mennonite faith, man seeth: Hi Kevin, Thank you for this very interesting and honest question. There are two reasons I can think of. FIrst of all, let me remind you that we cannot ever know someones motives or inner thoughts. It may seem like someone hates, but only God knows the...

Christianity -- Christian Living: I hate God, angry with god, pathetic life
angry with god, pathetic life, adam and eve: God didnt make u unhappy, cos he loves u, the world and all its pleasures and temptations have caused u to be unhappy, because u either cant get enough of em or u want more and u find that when u do, its not the same as u thought it would be. When u become...

Christianity -- Christian Living: havin a boyfriend!!!, 1 corinthians 13, sex before marriage
1 corinthians 13, sex before marriage, marriage partner: HI Chirtine, Thank you for bringing this question to me, i hope your doing well. It is always so good to see a young person who is really cares what the bible say about their life. It is a definite sign of a mature person Chirtine! God Bless your efforts....

Christianity -- Christian Living: healing, pins and needles, forehead area
pins and needles, forehead area, healing question: Mary, http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/city.html?n=401 Hello. The above link is a site that has my current time. You may also want to use a instant messenger, like Skype or Yahoo-Messenger, which is fine. But, I don t leave those on, so I would...

Christianity -- Christian Living: healing, rare blood disorder, blood disorder
rare blood disorder, blood disorder, word of god: Hi Veronica, The woman with the issue of blood had the faith that it took to get what she needed from Jesus..all it took was for her to press pass the crowd and keep her eyes on Jesus till she could touch him. Pass through the crowd Veronica..keep your eyes...

Christianity -- Christian Living: health, science reading room, christian science reading room
science reading room, christian science reading room, rare blood disorder: I apologise for not getting to this sooner- please visit a Christian Science reading room,or go on line to Spirituality.com. There are journal litsted practioners who would be most happy to work with you. There are cases being healed that are considered incurable-...

Christianity -- Christian Living: health, unforgiveness, sweet girl
unforgiveness, sweet girl, health problem: Veronica, I have just prayed for you sweet girl. Make sure that you aren t holding onto any unforgiveness in your heart towards anybody...unforgiveness tends to end up settling in the tummy and thus causes a host of physical and emotionl issues. Love you Veronica...

Christianity -- Christian Living: health, ttp blood disorder, friend jody
ttp blood disorder, friend jody, sick to my stomach: Good Morning Veronica, I have just prayed for you sweetie. Gee, I am so very sorry that you are having to deal with this junk...and yes, I do believe that the enemy is simply trying to rob you...and in many areas too! I am standing with you..we will walk...

Christianity -- Christian Living: hearing from the other side?, witch of endor, familiar spirit
witch of endor, familiar spirit, spirit of god: Greetings, in the wonderful mighty name of Jesus, the Christ... Praise God ...for you both, and for His Holy Spirit guideing you into the truth of His word. After what you ve told me about yourselves, I have no doubt that you already know the answer...

Christianity -- Christian Living: heaven, heaven and angels, 1 corinthians 15
heaven and angels, 1 corinthians 15, 2 corinthians 5: Dear Teresa, All of us have learned some interesting ideas about dying, heaven and angels from friends and family. I had heard what you did myself, until I began to read the New Testament. Let s prayerfully trust God for an answer in His Word. When a...

Christianity -- Christian Living: heaven, forgiveness god, obedience to god
forgiveness god, obedience to god, finger travel: Nowhere because it isn t there. Heaven will be the first place where we are all on equal ground for the first time. The shed blood of Christ washes away all our sin, period. Once you accept God s forgiveness, there is nothing you will ever do that will...

Christianity -- Christian Living: heaven, obedience to god, genesis 6
obedience to god, genesis 6, finding grace: Hello, Celo. Absolutely not. Salvation is a gift from God based totally on His mercy, and nothing that we have done or could do (Ephesians 2:8,9). When a person becomes saved, God views him as being perfect (Job 1:1), or as finding grace in God s eyes...

Christianity -- Christian Living: heaven, obedience to god, god is light
obedience to god, god is light, pastor don: Hi Celo, THanks for this question. I am sorry for my late response. There is no darkness in Heaven. Revelation 21:23 23 And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb is...

Christianity -- Christian Living: heaven and hell, bible refrences, whatever your question
bible refrences, whatever your question, hope in jesus: Hello, Higgy. You must remember that God is in charge. If you are one of God s elect, then it is not surprising that God would have you raised in a Bible-believing household. However, nobody can get saved by having an intellectual faith in the Bible,...

Christianity -- Christian Living: who goes to heaven?, holly holly, krishna devotee
holly holly, krishna devotee, communion of saints: Holly, It appears someone has misinformed your niece very badly. Catholics do not worship Mary or the Saints but merely ask for their intercession. Just as when we ask a relative or friend to pray for us, that is what Catholics do when they go to Mary or...

Christianity -- Christian Living: hell, mental anguish, loving god
mental anguish, loving god, dying on the cross: Margaret, Thanks for your follow-up. I hope my response will be an answer that you can share with your friends. I want to pose a question to help you think about my answer. Should we take the word of our friends, or the words of our Saviour? Or should...

Christianity -- Christian Living: hell, greek manuscript, eternal damnation
greek manuscript, eternal damnation, doctrinal teachings: Dear Ernie, I believe that Jesus founded His Chirch, the Catholic Church as a guide for christians towards the Truth. So the doctrinal teachings of the Catholic Church are reliable exactly as the Bible. Why does Hell exist? God loves us infinitely...

Christianity -- Christian Living: why does hell exist, logical contradiction, hell god
logical contradiction, hell god, limit god: Dear Kawika, God is all knowing and He knows since the begining who are those who will go to heaven and those who will go to hell. We are however free, because God has chosen to create man with a free-will. He has chosen to create us with a free-will and...

Christianity -- Christian Living: hell, lazarus and the rich man, false truth
lazarus and the rich man, false truth, douay version: Hi Chris, you said-- THERE ARE OVER 54 VERSES PERTAINING TO HELL . In the King James Version the word “hell” is rendered from she´ohl´ 31 times and from hai´des 10 times. This version is not consistent, however, since she´ohl´ is also translated 31 times...

Christianity -- Christian Living: hello, damsel in distress, 2 corinthians 5
damsel in distress, 2 corinthians 5, miss kitty: Dear Miss Kitty, Don t get trapped into feeling like you re a freak or that God hates you. That s pride or Satan trying to put blame where it doesn t belong. Remember, God loves you so much He sent His Son to a cross to become sin and die for you, me and...

Christianity -- Christian Living: hello, science and health with key to the scriptures, image and likeness
science and health with key to the scriptures, image and likeness, man in the sky: Hi Kitty-These times can be frustrating. First off, lets put to rest whether God hates you. If God had a statement about you, it would be, This is my beloved child, with whom I am well pleased. The only thing God knows about a car is the truth of transportation...the...

Christianity -- Christian Living: hello brenda, it's troy again...., jehovah s witnesses, true worshipers
jehovah s witnesses, true worshipers, model prayer: Hi there nice to hear from you again, you asked-- CHRISTIANS SUPPORT AND VOTE A PROFESSING GAY MAN TO THE HIGHEST POSITION IN THE CHURCH? Well just like I said of the religion you were associated with, they are FALSE Christians. Remember I told...

Christianity -- Christian Living: hello a church will..., baby with the bathwater, apostle paul
baby with the bathwater, apostle paul, christ jesus: While this is a rude statement rather than a question, I will respond, out of courtesy to you. Not all churches follow the Scriptural admonition to see these repenting criminals as new creatures in Christ Jesus. The Apostle Paul was quick to point out...

Christianity -- Christian Living: hello i have a question, miss kitty, car wont start
miss kitty, car wont start, christ jesus: Miss Kitty, God is not trying to kill you. He squeezes us til the point that we invite His life into us. Then He squeezes us still til we let that life out of us. There is a problem outside of us that is greater than us. God makes sure of it can overcome...

Christianity -- Christian Living: hello i have a question, one true god, hebrews 11
one true god, hebrews 11, forgiveness of sins: Miss Kitty, Sometimes in life when things don t go the way we expect or want them too, we begin to think that God hates us or is punishing us for some sin we have committed. I don t know where you are as far as a personal relationship with Jesus Christ....

Christianity -- Christian Living: hello, car wont start, gentle spirit
car wont start, gentle spirit, going on a trip: K, Sometimes we feel unloved or that everything is going wrong, when in fact, we are loved and All things work together for good to them that love God, who are the called according to His purpose. I am not sure of all that God wants for you, but I...

Christianity -- Christian Living: help, accountability partner, spiritual danger
accountability partner, spiritual danger, truth of god: Jason it sounds like you have quite a clear picture on everything already. It sounds to me like you know what to do. I m not sure there is anything I could say that will make you do what you already know to do. At times an accountability partner helps us to...

Christianity -- Christian Living: help, roman catholic church, roman catholics
roman catholic church, roman catholics, relationship with god: Hi Griselda, I don t like being critical of Denominations that I am not a part of, but I should stress that there is nothing whatsoever in the Bible to suggest that the stigmata are something we should attribute to God. There are many forms of supernatural...

Christianity -- Christian Living: help, fruits of the spirit, presence of god
fruits of the spirit, presence of god, service rev: Hi Jason, Thank you for writing to me. I have one question for you...are you filled with the Holy Spirit? Write me back and then I can answer your question in full. I have some thoughts and I will share those with you... In His Service, Rev. Lemle...

Christianity -- Christian Living: help, youthful lusts, fruits of the spirit
youthful lusts, fruits of the spirit, own shortcomings: Jason, Thank you for your openness and honesty about your walk with the Lord. It shows humility on your part and that is exactly what the Lord is seeking. James wrote, Humble yourself in the sight of the Lord and He shall lift you up. Most people that...

Christianity -- Christian Living: help, fruits of the spirit, presence of god
fruits of the spirit, presence of god, relationship with god: Hi Jason I know exactly what you mean, believe me. During the times I have felt distant from God the only thing that has brought me through is to spend time alone just in His presence. not listening to sermons, not singing, just reading the bible and...

Christianity -- Christian Living: help, big businessman, fruits of the spirit
big businessman, fruits of the spirit, presence of god: Dear Jason, You need to do the work of the ministry. Everyone is called to come to God. Some do some don t. At the beginning His love abounds in you and His grace. After a while, you need to give to get. Give to others. You have things to give. ...

Christianity -- Christian Living: help, fruits of the spirit, relationship with god
fruits of the spirit, relationship with god, presence of god: So sorry this took so long. My computer had problems. I have friends whom have been on a walk with God for over twenty years and more, and they all sometimes go through the same. It s called a season. For one thing, God says that I will never leave you,...

Christianity -- Christian Living: help, universal human condition, fruits of the spirit
universal human condition, fruits of the spirit, romans 7: Thank you for your question. It is a good one. Paul wrote about the same struggle you are facing. It is the universal human condition: We know that the law is spiritual, but I am unspiritual, sold as a slave to sin. I do not understand what I do....

Christianity -- Christian Living: help, derekprince, god bible
derekprince, god bible, fruits of the spirit: Greetings in the wonderful mighty name of Jesus, the Christ. Without knowing the specific lust you are battling...the only help I can give you would be to pray and fast for three full days. Read carefully Mark 9:17-29 And he said unto them, This...

Christianity -- Christian Living: help, image and likeness, fruits of the spirit
image and likeness, fruits of the spirit, adam and eve story: H i Jason- Your question boils down to What will give me satisfaction, and how do I obtain it First ask yourself, what would give me satisfaction? It would certainly indicate the path you are on now isn t it. So, a car, a job, family, what? Once you...

Christianity -- Christian Living: help, physical existence, new covenant
physical existence, new covenant, anoymous: Hi Orwell, Jesus spent his whole physical existence getting you to see who you are in relation to who God is. He was our forerunner. He was the person who when before and blazed the trail. God is a loving God. He is a forgiving God. He came to restore...

Christianity -- Christian Living: help, spiritual danger, psychological view
spiritual danger, psychological view, truth of god: Dear Jason. Thanks for your question. I have to confess that your situation was very familiar to me, as I ve been in a similar situation many times in my life. I don t have a simple answer for you, because your problem is not a simple one. However, there...

Christianity -- Christian Living: help, fruits of the spirit, presence of god
fruits of the spirit, presence of god, relationship with god: Jason, I know how difficult it can be to battle the same sins over and over again. After a while, you may begin to feel that you will never win and it is not worthwhile to be a Christian. When I go through times like this, I find it helpful to remember...

Christianity -- Christian Living: help, spiritual danger, truth of god
spiritual danger, truth of god, cell group: Jason, You must know that God is not a God of confusion. What you must do is start doing some serious bible reading, and continue to pray and meditate on the word of God concerning your issues. You mentioned quite a few things that you are dealing with,...

Christianity -- Christian Living: help, righteousness of god, lewd acts
righteousness of god, lewd acts, spiritual danger: Hi Jason, You are right. You are in spiritual danger. Not because of your sin, but because you think that your relationship with God is dependant on your own righteousness. Get the relationship right and righteousness will follow. Keep focusing on your own...

Christianity -- Christian Living: help, spiritual danger, medicene
spiritual danger, medicene, putting god first: Hi Jason, Thanks for the question. You made a statement that is your own best medicene:) Putting God First. If we as Christians could get that into our hearts our lives would change. As it seems you know the word of God here are a couple of things to look...

Christianity -- Christian Living: help, psalm 119, romans 12
psalm 119, romans 12, spiritual danger: Hi Jason, Thanks for these questions. Please forgive my very tardy response. Here are a few things to keep in mind. 1. You must be getting spiritual strength from the Bible, which is able to help your thought life. You must have a daily reading program....

Christianity -- Christian Living: help, moving in the right direction, spiritual danger
moving in the right direction, spiritual danger, putting god first: Thank you for honestly sharing your problem. Being saved has shown you that God really does have power to change you, so now you must exercise your faith to continue growing for His use. Procrastination and laziness are quite common today, even among...

Christianity -- Christian Living: help!, playing card games, tcg yugioh
playing card games, tcg yugioh, pagan origins: Hi John, This is a tough question to answer without knowing your religious beliefs better. Not all Christians agree on all things. Some would point to verses like Whatever you do in word or in deed, do all to the glory of God. Its hard to imagine how...

Christianity -- Christian Living: help, tcg yugioh, spirit of god
tcg yugioh, spirit of god, friends john: John, Thank you for bringing a question to me. I am sorry for the lateness in the reply but I had some personal things going on the last couple of days. John I don t know how old you are I am guessing you are a teen. It is good that you are asking this...

Christianity -- Christian Living: help for a dysfunctional family, immediate family members, master manipulator
immediate family members, master manipulator, drug pusher: Dear Ivy, Jesus taught us to love our enemies but he also taught us to teach people to do right and wrong. Loving includes disciplining people. So you are right to want justice, but wrong to get hurt. Dont let people hurt you. Dont receive the hurt. Even...

Christianity -- Christian Living: help me find a scripture, dialogue with god, sacred thing
dialogue with god, sacred thing, law of attraction: Jannae, Thanks so much for the opportunity to share what I know about these things. I do not look on the Bible as a book of rules and regulations that tell us how to act in every situation. I do not believe that is the relationship that God wants to...

Christianity -- Christian Living: help me find a scripture, righteous judgement, harmless as doves
righteous judgement, harmless as doves, speedy reply: Jannae, Since you are unsure of your friend s spiritual condition, may I suggest that you make sure she understands that God wants her to have a personal relationship with Him through faith in His Son before she even thinks about relationships with others....

Christianity -- Christian Living: help me please, reading scripture, masters of the universe
reading scripture, masters of the universe, mom and dad: Hey John! Great to hear that Jesus is your Lord! He is mine too! If Jesus is our Lord, then we need to make sure that we do everything here on earth for His glory, which means that when people look into our lives, and see the way we live, they will see...

Christianity -- Christian Living: help, lust problem, spiritual danger
lust problem, spiritual danger, truth of god: Hi Jason Believe me, i know exactly how you feel. I also struggle with the same lust problem and also find it difficult to pray and read the bible without getting distracted or bored. However, I am absolutely convinced that if we can get into the...

Christianity -- Christian Living: hi, it's been awhile.one..., anointed song, hearing the voice of god
anointed song, hearing the voice of god, voice of god: Hello Veronica, If you feel within your heart that God has lead you to the place where you are now employed..the best thing to do is to stay put until the Lord leads you elsewhere. We might not always like our jobs or the issues associated with our jobs..but...

Christianity -- Christian Living: hi,my question is: i..., anointed song, real faith
anointed song, real faith, philosophies: I m not quite sure what you are asking. God speaks to people primarily through the Bible, and certainly there are songs that emphasize biblical philosophies. And as for faith- Jesus saith unto him, Thomas, because thou hast seen me, thou hast believed:...

Christianity -- Christian Living: hi there,I am very troubled..., friend daphne, relationship with god
friend daphne, relationship with god, face trials: Hi Angeline. Life is full of these things, and there are no easy answers. One thing that you need to learn. Forgive and let go of the hurt. Don t wait until you feel like it or it may never happen. I wanted to say something nice and comforting, but if you...

Christianity -- Christian Living: hiding your faith, judas iscariot, world jesus
judas iscariot, world jesus, spirit of truth: Dear William. Thank you for your question. It cannot be easy living in a country where you are persecuted for your faith. I live in a country where we are free to follow our faith, but as a result, there is a lot of apathy towards it, which is just...

Christianity -- Christian Living: high anglicanism, high anglicanism, consecrated elements
high anglicanism, consecrated elements, tractarian movement: Some years ago the Anglican - Roman Catholic International Commission, a group of theologians set up to consider various theological issues, concluded that the traditional understandings of consubstantiation and transubstantiation did not really describe what...

Christianity -- Christian Living: hinderance, spiritual eyesight, heart jesus
spiritual eyesight, heart jesus, psalm 91: Hello there, You re wrong about one thing: I believe you. I ve had some milder experiences with spiritual harrassment (voices), and my Grandma has had some major ones (visible beings). The thing with demons is that they re bound to obey you when you...

Christianity -- Christian Living: hmm. What kind of "nonsense"..., ingersoll robert, robert g ingersoll
ingersoll robert, robert g ingersoll, prometheus books: 4pm, tues, 9-21-04 hi, amanda; just received your question. It s simple; tho you probably don t want to hear this, the whole bible, as well as the whole christian scheme, as well as all other religions, are all made up, unfounded, speculation, distortions,...

Christianity -- Christian Living: hobbies and christian living, spirit of life, enemy of god
spirit of life, enemy of god, precious words: Hello, Cheang. Often hobbies are fine things that look fine and are socially appreciated by others, but have nothing to do with being lead by the Spirit. Some hobbies are inherently rebellious to the Spirit, such as gossip. Hobbies that tend toward...

Christianity -- Christian Living: homosexuality, gemorrah, devout christians
gemorrah, devout christians, homosexual relationships: Hello Mary, Thanks for the question. You ask a question that is causing quite a stir in the church today. The plain answer is homosexuality is a sin. Now that that has been said here is some things to think about. Read and study chapter one of Romans. Then...

Christianity -- Christian Living: homosexuality, wickedness, devout christians
wickedness, devout christians, apostle paul: Thank you for your question. The apostle Paul wrote in Romans that God s wrath is coming against all the godlessness and wickedness of men who suppress the truth with lies. As an example of such godlessness and wickedness, Paul immediately gives homosexual...

Christianity -- Christian Living: homosexuality, devout christians, selfish desires
devout christians, selfish desires, homosexual acts: Hi Mary, I am not sure if you are the same Mary that I just replied to . . . but just in case you are not I included a copy of that reply below. I know that there are many devoutly religious people that believe that there is no contradiction between a christian...

Christianity -- Christian Living: homosexuality, devout christians, homosexual relationships
devout christians, homosexual relationships, homosexual acts: Hi Mary, Thanks for your honest and open questions. Let me try to respond briefly with some scriptures to meditate upon. 1. First of all, my oppinion, or any other man s oppinion is completely irrelevant. If you look hard enough, you will always find...

Christianity -- Christian Living: homosexuality, relationship god, intimate acts
relationship god, intimate acts, homosexual acts: It is no sin to have love for someone of the same sex, but the Bible talks about “vile affections” (Romans 1:26) that lead men and women away from the marriage relationship God designed for them. “Homosexual persons” were not created by God to be homosexual....

Christianity -- Christian Living: homosexuality, worldly lifestyle, galatians 6
worldly lifestyle, galatians 6, place called hell: Firstly and most importantly, God loves everyone regardless of sinfulness. No one except Jesus is perfect, but that is the standard against which God measures us. Because all have sinned, the Bible teaches that all have earned eternal separation from God...

Christianity -- Christian Living: homosexuality & abortion, wicked acts, editted version
wicked acts, editted version, homosexual behavior: Frank, Thank you for your important questions. The answer to your first question is yes , it would be consistent with the teachings of the law to put to death those that would practice that type of behaviour. The same would be true concerning the woman...

Christianity -- Christian Living: homosexuality, intimate acts, devout christians
intimate acts, devout christians, homosexual acts: Hello Mary, First of all, God loves all sinners. That is the reason that he made a way for them to avoid the just penalty of sin. Heb 5:9, But, he is the author of eternal salvation to all that obey him. Isn t that what it says? But, even though he loves...

Christianity -- Christian Living: A hopeless love, studying in denmark, whole lot of trouble
studying in denmark, whole lot of trouble, optain: Hello Marin, Thanks for asking. Your heart is about to betray you. Jesus and his apostles warn Christians not to marry non believers because of the serious problems such a relationship can be. A non believer can influence a believer to abandon the faith and...

Christianity -- Christian Living: humanity, rare insight, christian culture
rare insight, christian culture, humanism: Peter, Sorry it took so long to get back to you. I think the changes should be accredited to humanism, rather then Christianity or religion in general. They are the accumulation of man trying to cheat death and find rest. But with all the advances,...

Christianity -- Christian Living: husband, greg dickow ministries, read ephesians
greg dickow ministries, read ephesians, prayer meeting: Hi Brianne, We cannot change the will of other people. You have to remember that this man is not serving God, so he is serving satan, although he may not realize it. The Bible says that the things of God are foolish to unbelievers and that they do not...

Christianity -- Christian Living: husband not Christian, easter egg hunt, easter brunch
easter egg hunt, easter brunch, prayer time: Karen, Thank you for writing to me. I had to do a double take and check out your name because your letter sounded like I had written it! So many similarities! One thing that immediately jumped out at me was the anger your husband shows to your boys....

Christianity -- Christian Living: husband not a christain., family devotions, happy heart
family devotions, happy heart, real friend: Heather, I so appreciate your heart and your desire to live a Godly life and to be an example for your children. They will see that and it will have an impact on them. As I ve been thinking of you these last couple of days, I can feel your frustration...

Christianity -- Christian Living: husband not a christian, nasty comments, hes
nasty comments, hes, family members: Hi Brianne Its not at all surprising that your non-christian husband acts like hes does. As a christian, you are in a battle so it is quite natural that the devil should try to wear you down via your husband. I am not sure what to advise you what to...

Christianity -- Christian Living: My husband wants his ex-girlfriend in his life, marriage councilor, wedding vows
marriage councilor, wedding vows, gods word: Hi Rebecca, Thank you for your question I am sorry for the late return, I had a lot going on here. I am not a licensed marriage councilor nor do I claim to be. All I can give you is Gods word. We can find what you are looking for in the first book of...

Christianity -- Christian Living: hypnotism, power of the subconscious mind, self hypnosis
power of the subconscious mind, self hypnosis, power of suggestion: I appreciate the opportunity to deal with this question. It is one that I haven t ever done any serious study on, and it gives me a reason to exercise my obligation to study to show thyself approved... The term self-control actually deals with temperance...

Christianity -- Christian Living: hypnotism, power of the subconscious mind, power of suggestion
power of the subconscious mind, power of suggestion, reading power: Hi Kylee, Thank you for the question. As you stated I m not familiar with the book, but I also beleive you have an understanding that a lot of Christians do not have. One must be very careful who they let control their mind. In Philippians 4.8 it tells...

Christianity -- Christian Living: IDK, different religions, minded family
different religions, minded family, way to god: Dear Taylor, Well in many ways it depends upon you and God. He doesn t allow undeserving people to go there. But understands human frailty. Now for those who never hear the gospel there is a different judgement but for you and I who have this freely available...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Im not religious but my girlfirend is, respect honesty, marriage sex
respect honesty, marriage sex, home god: Thank you for your question. It s a good one. Jesus taught Christians to uphold the moral law of the Old Testament. That law approves sex within the commitment of marriage. Sex outside marriage is inconsistent with Christian faith. Sexual stimulation short...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Infant Baptism, infant baptism, bible scripture
infant baptism, bible scripture, united methodist church: Karen, Thank you for asking. This is a very important decision. The simple fact is that the Scriptures give us no instructions whatsoever for baptism. The Greek root can mean anything from moisten to submerge. Baptism is God s way of initiating us...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Infant Baptism, bible new testament, water baptism
bible new testament, water baptism, infant baptism: Hello Karen, Thanks for your question. I apologize for the delay in getting your answer to you..I have just come back from a business related trip and am having major issues with my Internet provider. Hope you will understand. When you read about water...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Interfaith marriage, randy maxwell, interfaith marriage
randy maxwell, interfaith marriage, extreme delay: Bill, First of all, please let me apologize for my extreme delay in answering your question. Due to a glitch in the AllExperts system, the question was delivered to me while I was out of town and had changed my settings not to receive questions. I am...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Islam?, god jesus christ, converting to islam
god jesus christ, converting to islam, word of god: Hello, Bud. Mohammed is not mentioned in the prophesy of the Bible. Muslims believe that Allah spoke to Mohammed directly, which was the basis for the Koran. Of course, Christians who trust implicitly in the Bible know that the Koran could not have been...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Islam?, converting to islam, god of abraham
converting to islam, god of abraham, demonic spirits: Bud, Thanks for your question. I am not an expert on Islam. However, there are some aspects of your question that I feel that I can answer. The god of Islam is not the same God of Israel. There are many false gods in the world, and Allah is one of them....

Christianity -- Christian Living: Islam, thoughts greetings, syria lebanon
thoughts greetings, syria lebanon, book of revelations: Greetings in the name of Jesus, First of all, I need to ask you something very important. Are you born-again of the Spirit of the Almighty, wonderful, living and true God? If you are, then what I m about to say will make sense to you, and if not, then...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Israel, parable of the fig tree, signs of the last days
parable of the fig tree, signs of the last days, yeshua jesus: Hi, There s tons of scriptural evidence on this subject. The only difficulty is in condensing it to fit here. Luke 21: 24 And they [the Jews] shall fall by the edge of the sword, and shall be led away captive into all nations: and Jerusalem shall be...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Italian folklore about horns and salt, italian folklore, sacred scriptures
italian folklore, sacred scriptures, belief in god: 20 November 2007 Dear Ethel, Actually, being 69 IS young because I too am 69. I jokingly say about myself that I m 69 going on 18. A bit of an exaggeration, but Our Lord has been good to me. There are many folk traditions. The RCIA teacher was...

Christianity -- Christian Living: impatient for marriage, long distance relationship, desire sex
long distance relationship, desire sex, early christians: Hi Chelsey, First of all, I applaud you and your boyfriend for taking the precautions to remain sexually pure until marriage, and I guess it does help that you are in two different cities.(smile) However, you must not let the worldly standards dictate...

Christianity -- Christian Living: inconsistencies, inconsistencies in the bible, fundamentalist christians
inconsistencies in the bible, fundamentalist christians, fundamentalist christian: There are many inconsistencies in the Bible, I admit. We must still realize that translating the Bible is hard work. There are some words (in other languages) that cannot be translated to English. I know what you mean when you say Christians feel free to judge...

Christianity -- Christian Living: interfaith movement, religious pluralism and the interfaith movement, authentic religion
religious pluralism and the interfaith movement, authentic religion, authentic faith: Thank you for you question. It has given me pause. I must admit that much of my thought qualifies as speculation, but that speculation necessarily follows from your question which asks for a prediction of the future. Organized religion has no commonly...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Whose interpretation to live by?, interpretation of the scriptures, denominational lines
interpretation of the scriptures, denominational lines, different cultures: I would say this after reading your synopsis. You were brought up a Baptist, went to Baptist College and immerersed in Christianity since a young child and all this time till adulthood you have been trying to figure out how to live it. Well, I ll tell...

Christianity -- Christian Living: How to introduce Jesus to someone?, four spiritual laws, prayer fasting
four spiritual laws, prayer fasting, hope in jesus: Hi Dora, I thank you for contacting me concerning your cousin..and his family. When you love the Lord you DESPERATELY want everyone that you know & love to come to Jesus as well. When Jesus changed your heart & life all you can seem to think about is how...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Jephthah and his daughter, human sacrifices, jephthah
human sacrifices, jephthah, aramaean: Hi Min, While Jephthah s father was probably either of the tribe of Manasseh or Gad, his mother was either a harlot or a foreigner (or both) (Jud. 11:1-2). As he had no legal right to inherit because of his brothers rightful claims, they exiled him. ...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Jesus, son jesus christ, earnest prayer
son jesus christ, earnest prayer, relationship with god: Before I address the question, I would admonish you to follow the Scriptural admonition, Do not be unequally yoked together with unbelievers. I believe based upon what you have written, that you should be aware that goes beyond marriage, and would include...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Jesus, god and only god, jesus blood
god and only god, jesus blood, world jesus: Jesus was God in human form. He was sent to this world because we, as humans, chose not to listen to God, so he came to us in our state. His mission in the world was to preach the Bible, and to tell everyone that the old laws (the laws of the jews) were no...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Jesus, jesus god, ultimate sacrifice
jesus god, ultimate sacrifice, holy spirit: In a nutshell... Jesus = God (part of the Trinity--Father, Son, Holy Spirit) He is the Son He came to earth in human form so that he could experience humanity and lead humanity. He came so that he could suffer the ultimate sacrifice, death on a cross....

Christianity -- Christian Living: Jesus, level god, god has the power
level god, god has the power, unconscious desire: Dear Cindy, Jesus is the Son of God and His mission is to save us from our sinful existence and lead us to a holy and eternal life. This is the reason why Jesus came in the world and accepted an atrocious suffering and death. The question is : Why...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Jesus, natural expression, god in man
natural expression, god in man, man jesus: Hi Cindy, Iˇ¦m glad you asked this question. The answer is one that the whole worlds needs and one that gives a clue to who God really is. Let me begin by stating that Jesus isnˇ¦t a ˇ§was.ˇ¨ He is an ˇ§is.ˇ¨ God, our Father, is the Great I AM....

Christianity -- Christian Living: Jesus, jesus is god, prehistoric time
jesus is god, prehistoric time, bible verses: Hello and thanks for the question. I do apologize for the delay in answering you, but I had to visit my Father (he has cancer) and just got back today. You ask a question that is the most important question you could ask. Jesus is God who manifested himself...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Jesus?, rebecca johnson, bible references
rebecca johnson, bible references, jesus is god: Hi rebecca. I am certainly not offended, its a great question! So I can give you a full answer, please can you send this question to my email address and I will give you bible references to support my answer. I am at work at the moment and I dont want...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Jesus?, god god, gods word
god god, gods word, son of god: Hi John, Thank you for your question. I am sorry I could not get back to you right away I was delayed from reading my e-mail for a bit. You are not alone when asking these questions a lot of people who are Christian and those who are not want to know why...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Jesus, devout christians, christian virtues
devout christians, christian virtues, christian missionaries: Hi Katrina, This answer will depend on what one considers Jesus message to be. Think of what you consider to be Christian virtues, then think of ways theses are being realized by individuals and groups. There s your answer. The founding of various...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Jesus, work of the holy spirit, forgiveness of sins
work of the holy spirit, forgiveness of sins, relevence: Hi Heather. firstly, I would like to commend you for your stance in this matter, you will be in my prayers. At the end of the day no-one can convince another person of Jesus relevence and divinity, this is the work of the holy spirit. I would simply...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Jesus, lee strobel, becoming a christian
lee strobel, becoming a christian, atheist: I would recommend that the two of you read a book about Jesus together and discuss it. The Case for Christ by Lee Strobel is a very good one. If your boyfriend is at all intellectual, he might enjoy the full-length version; if he s not as intellectually...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Jesus, galatians 5, romans 10
galatians 5, romans 10, roman road: Hello Heather. I thank you for taking a stand for Jesus. You are absolutely right in telling him if he can t accept Jesus then there is no future for y all. You are also doing the right in witnessing to him. You could show him scripture like Matthew 1:20-21;...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Jesus, bible scriptures, spiritual conflict
bible scriptures, spiritual conflict, son of god: Hi Heather, Unfortunately there s not too many things that you can do to make your boyfriend believe that Jesus is the son of God. I honestly don t know what to tell you to do, but it does sound like you re unequally yoked. There will always be a spiritual...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Jesus, many lifetimes, attributes of god
many lifetimes, attributes of god, person of jesus christ: Dear Heather, Thank you very much for your question. It s so hard when people we love don t see Jesus as being necessary for eternal life. You write: I have a boyfriend of 2 years who considers himself to have faith, and he believes in God, but he doesn...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Jesus, two different things, believing in god
two different things, believing in god, believing in jesus: Heather, I so empathize with your situation. The answer is simple but nothing is simple when the heart is involved. Believing in God and believing in Jesus are two different animals. Romans says that all men are created with the knowledge of God, whether...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Jesus, objective element, eternal happiness
objective element, eternal happiness, monotheistic religion: Dear Heather, I can suggest to you some considerations. In the times when peoples used to worship many gods, represented with anthropomorphic idols, usually associated with natural elements, there were only one monotheistic people who worshipped one...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Jesus, god sent a man, face to face with god
god sent a man, face to face with god, jesus is god: Hi Heather. Thank you for your question. I would like to say that your question made me admire both you and your boyfriend. I admire your boyfriend because he is willing to confess his doubts and to be open to learning. I admire you also, because you...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Jesus, world hi, son of god
world hi, son of god, new testament: Hi Cindy The bible tells us that Jesus was and is the son of God. While he was on the earth he went around doing all kinds of good things, healing the sick, blessing people etc. However, the main reason he came was to die on a cross. He did this to suffer...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Would Jesus be a Christian?, karaite jews, jesus was a jew
karaite jews, jesus was a jew, oral torah: Hi Allan, I can all but assure you that he would not be. From what we know, Jesus was a Jew in every sense of the word. At the time he lived, there was a debate raging over the Oral Torah (the Mishna, the Talmud etc) and he took the view championed by the...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Jesus Died for My Sins?, david koresh, self rightous
david koresh, self rightous, jesus story: Hello, Kevin. No need to apologize. The more detail I get in my questions, the easier they are to answer. First thing first: Jesus and God are one. That is why Jesus was able to die for the elect s sins. Joseph Smith and David Koresh (whoever they are)...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Jesus dying for the world., biblical perspective, question deals
biblical perspective, question deals, sons of god: Kimbra, Thank you for your question. This question deals with a theological view known as the TULIP or Calvinism. It is actually a response to Arminianism. The Calvinist view is that Jesus died ONLY for the elect, and that otherwise some of His blood that...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Was Jesus a rabbi?, temple priests, call jesus
temple priests, call jesus, religious leadership: Hi Romand, Thank you for this great question! Jesus was not an official Rabbi holding an office. The religious leadership was at war with Him. He was called Rabbi because people saw Him as a teacher, not because the Temple priests conveyed that office...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Jesus, god made the world, simple faith
god made the world, simple faith, jesus god: hey ya that is a good question i myself am young and have been in that situation i had a bf he was the love of my life i am his and i think we always will b but he was a christian then he stopped being one so then i had to call it off, now theres no God apparantly...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Jews being the chosen people, eyes of god, god so loved the world
eyes of god, god so loved the world, christians and jews: In Romans 11:26-27, the Scripture says, And so all Israel shall be saved: as it is written, There shall come out of Sion the Deliverer, and shall turn away ungodliness from Jacob: For this is my covenant unto them, when I shall take away their sins. Many...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Jews, scots irish, horrendous time
scots irish, horrendous time, painful memory: Dear Jacob. Thanks for your question. I am not sure why you might have been told this, as it s something I ve never heard. However, I can give you many reasons why it s not a good thing, besides what you said about being God s people. 1. In History,...

Christianity -- Christian Living: John 1:1 Jesus, a god?, new world translation, jehovah s witnesses
new world translation, jehovah s witnesses, apostle john: Hi Phillip, you said--“NW SAYS-- A GOD AT JOHN 1; 1” Yes and the NTIV (not written by JW S) uses the same wording. Mo says “the Logos was divine.” AT and Sd tell us “the Word was divine.” ED says “a god was the Word.” What is it that these...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Joining a Church Orginization, jewish synagogue, worshipping god
jewish synagogue, worshipping god, christian congregation: I did not write that you had to focus on one Church. The fact that you serve or help other congregations is not the issue. Accountability and being in an environment where you can build consistent and ongoing relationships is. Some people are church hoppers...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Too Judgemental?, pre marital relationship, child out of wedlock
pre marital relationship, child out of wedlock, true believer: Allyson, I apologize for the late reply. The weather here in the midwest has kept me rather busy. First let me say that I appreciate your concern and your desire to follow Biblical principles. Too many these days are to quick to follow their own desires....

Christianity -- Christian Living: Too Judgemental?, pre marital relationship, child out of wedlock
pre marital relationship, child out of wedlock, true believer: Hi Allyson Thanks for your question. It is very commendable that you are seeking to understand your own motives and that you do not want to be judgemental. The fact that you are worried about it is a very good sign, I feel. In many ways, his quote...

Christianity -- Christian Living: jesus, questions about the bible, bible god
questions about the bible, bible god, jesus is god: Hi Shuhag! I think it s great that you are asking some important questions about the Bible. It is the world s most important, best-selling, and most powerful piece of literature ever produced. Therefore, it s very smart for you to investigate why that...

Christianity -- Christian Living: jesus christ, ingersoll robert, robert g ingersoll
ingersoll robert, robert g ingersoll, prometheus books: mon, 12-5-05 hi, john; Your question is puzzling; here s a brief attempt: There are many reasons to believe FACT, TRUTH, SCIENCE, NATURE. This is simple. And it automatically EXCLUDES FICTION, FABRICATION, ASSUMPTIONS, AND LIES. All religion,...

Christianity -- Christian Living: jesus, gods righteousness, galatians 3
gods righteousness, galatians 3, vessels of clay: Hi Laura; Why were Jesus teachings important? Simply because His teachings involved the truth. His teachings bore Gods righteousness, compared to mens righteousness. He even said that the teachings of Moses, the old covenant, was a ministry of death,...

Christianity -- Christian Living: joan of arc, pope john paul, pope john paul ii
pope john paul, pope john paul ii, transliterated words: Hi Brittany, In Psa. 106:16, Aaron is called a saint. The Hebrew word qadowsh is translated as saint. It means “pure, clean, free from defilement of crimes, idolatry and other unclean and profane things.” In Phil. 4:21, the Greek word hagios is a transliteration...

Christianity -- Christian Living: What job should I take?, education system in singapore, juvenile correctional facility
education system in singapore, juvenile correctional facility, diploma in teaching: Hi Wes, It sounds like you are faced with some tough decisions. It s not easy to contemplate spending a lifetime doing something that doesn t fit. I think you made the right choice to change directions in your career. There are certainly a lot more ways that...

Christianity -- Christian Living: job, church time, money problem
church time, money problem, emotional strength: Veronica, thanks for contacting me. I hope that you re doing well. This is something that you re really going to have to go to the Lord with. If you really have a financial need and you do have the time (and physical/emotional strength) to take on another...

Christianity -- Christian Living: job opportunity, brushing your teeth, christian parents
brushing your teeth, christian parents, name of jesus: Greetings in the name of Jesus.. Brian, if you are so spirit filled...you should be able to hear from God yourself , this answer. I cannot tell you specifically, what God wants you to do...all I can and will do is teach you how to get this answer for...

Christianity -- Christian Living: job opportunity, esther chapter, mr burns
esther chapter, mr burns, christian parents: Hi Brian... An investment of truth beloved....... For you shall know the Truth, and the Truth, shall make you free! To be a christian costs Brian.... I don t mean a christian in name only. I mean a christian conformed, transformed, molded, and shaped...

Christianity -- Christian Living: What job should I take?, private tutoring, search test
private tutoring, search test, critical condition: Wes, I apologize for the delay in answering. I have some friends that were in an auto accident and are in critical condition in the hospital. As for what job you should take...it sounds like you have quite a few exciting options! Have you thought about...

Christianity -- Christian Living: judgement, great white throne judgment, standing at the judgment
great white throne judgment, standing at the judgment, judgment seat: Hi again. I want to add on to what I originally wrote below. I believe I answered your question by telling you that the judgment seat is for rewards only....so that automatically excludes punishments. I am not sure what Pat was thinking when he said that...I...

Christianity -- Christian Living: judging others, righteous judgement, judging others
righteous judgement, judging others, sinful life: Carol Sue, thank you so much for your question. We are all familiar with the verse Judge not that ye be not judged. (Mt. 7:1) Most think that this is a command that we are not to judge others. I, however, do not believe this to be true. I believe that...

Christianity -- Christian Living: How do I keep on the path?, galatians 5, romans 7
galatians 5, romans 7, sinful nature: Hey Chris, I also struggle when it comes to doing God’s will. I’ve tried my best to be all that the Bible wants me to be, but I’ve just gotten more and more frustrated with myself. I can t do it!? But that’s why Jesus came! God knows that man is controlled...

Christianity -- Christian Living: keeping faith, parable of the sower, keeping faith
parable of the sower, keeping faith, deep is the love of christ: Hi Steven, Ready with Scripture now and some practical advice! :-) Thanks for your patience. First, in the parable of the sower, Jesus says that sometimes testing causes people to fall away...but that s more of a permanent falling away from the faith...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Is killing always murder, hand to hand combat, face to face with jesus
hand to hand combat, face to face with jesus, u s marine corps: Dear Victoria Thanks for your interesting and challenging question. In some ways I am not able to give you an answer, but I am able to give you a solution. The answer is that I don t think we can ever know. One day your fiancé will be face to face...

Christianity -- Christian Living: How do we know when we finally found our soulmate?, i corinthians 7, apostle paul
i corinthians 7, apostle paul, waiting for god: Hello, Rachel. There is nothing in the Bible about soulmates. God through the Apostle Paul speaks of the blessings that go with remaining single. I Corinthians 7:27,28: Art thou bound unto a wife? seek not to be loosed. Art thou loosed from a wife?...

Christianity -- Christian Living: How do I know for sure that Jesus died for my sins?, personal savior, god jesus
personal savior, god jesus, life jesus: Hi J. Ann, Yes, Jesus did die for the sins of the world..all mankind..and you are part of the world..part of mankind. Jesus died for you..Jesus died for me..Jesus died for your family and friends. Jesus is a personal savior..he shed His blood for you..to...

Christianity -- Christian Living: do you know..., m scott peck, god of abraham
m scott peck, god of abraham, postive feedback: Think and believe what you want, that is your choice. God has continually blessed me ever since becoming a volunteer on this site, as well as my ministry to others on here. All you need do is take a look at my track record...and all the postive feedback...

Christianity -- Christian Living: knowing things, prophet isaiah, unclean lips
prophet isaiah, unclean lips, apostle paul: Amber, I have done an extensive search for the verse(s) you asked about. There are none that begin with Woe in regards to the topic you mention. However, I think we can look at the Apostle Paul s letter to the Romans. He deals with the fact that we all...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Laying on of hands, receiving the holy spirit, gifts of the holy spirit
receiving the holy spirit, gifts of the holy spirit, 1 corinthians 12: Hi James. As I have been led of the Spirit to do so, yes, James I have laid hands on the sick and seen them recover, just as the bible said it would. Cast out demons, spoken words of knowledge, and all the nine gifts talked of in 1 Corinthians 12. The...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Lent, ingersoll robert, robert g ingersoll
ingersoll robert, robert g ingersoll, prometheus books: from: marc 1235pm wed, march 1 hi tom, Lent is a nonsense fabrication, which appeals only to gullible people who accept religious schemes. If you are a thoughtful, intelligent person, you ll abandon all such ancient, archaic, useless stuff. ...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Leviticus 18:22 and 20:13, there have been many attempts, kind god
there have been many attempts, kind god, apostle paul: I was unable to find any verses in the Psalms that related to the abominable act of man lying with man or woman lying with woman (that which is commonly referred to as homosexual conduct). There are passages that refer to abominable acts within the book...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Life After Death, pope john paul, ex cathedra
pope john paul, ex cathedra, pope john paul ii: Because I am not Roman Catholic, I cannot answer definitively for them. An article has been written by a deacon of the RCC, Rev. Gerald Dupont. It can be accessed at http://faithleap.home.att.net/reincarnation.htm . In it, he states, No, Catholics do not...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Life, Friends and Christ, old crowd, answers that work
old crowd, answers that work, god and his word: I can t go there anymore or should I say I can t find a sitter.What should I do? I m afraid I ll loose friends over this This information is taken from a book called; Questions young people ask,answers that work WHY A GOOD CHOICE IS VITAL It...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Listening to my spouse, short attention span, sentence fragments
short attention span, sentence fragments, second guess: Hi Amy I m sorry for the delay in getting back to you. For some reason this question didn t get forwarded to me and I just found it in my pending items. The good news is that listening is actually a skill that can be developed. I use listening skills...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Living as a Christian, spiritual high, walk with god
spiritual high, walk with god, having fun with friends: rite OH MY LIFE HOW LONG WAS THAT GIRL, how old are u, im gonna make this shorter than urs was, i am doing an re essay on galatians and im not a big fan of the bible but it is actually so interesting and you can get so much out of it, ok u sound like me its...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Living as a Christian, seductive behavior, alcohol addiction
seductive behavior, alcohol addiction, time god: Hi Melissa: That is exactly how the enemy (Satan) works. He works the weakess areas of your life. When you overcome those things he comes at you with something else. What you have to do is stay in prayer. Pray as much as you can and acknowledge God in...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Living God's Word, stay at home mom, income provider
stay at home mom, income provider, god states: Dear Yvette, It sounds like your best friend, might have been related to Job s friends . I looked after my mother and adult brother for a number of years, so I don t think it s an accident that we were connected. Let s prayerfully trust God to reveal the...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Living Together, galatians 5, evil desires
galatians 5, evil desires, walking in the spirit: Dear Friend, You are right when you say that fornication is the act of sex, but your answer is also incomplete. Let’s trust God to open our heart to the truth of His Word through the Spirit. Jesus identified sin beyond the action and revealed its origin...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Living together....but not with my boyfriend, finishing school, ok thanks
finishing school, ok thanks, hard time: Ok, thanks for the extra info and sorry this took so long to reply. Yes, you do need to forgive him, but you don t need to marry him. I am going to do two things here. 1. Since I have a daughter your age, I m giving you my opinion and 2. Quoting the...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Living togther before marriage., togther, looking at life
togther, looking at life, hippies: Hi Adam, I think the main reason is that societies tend to swing from one moral side to the other over a period of time. I know in my earlier years, marriage was considered somewhat stable. You just didn’t live together without being married and not hear...

Christianity -- Christian Living: How Long Must you Wait before God Answer Your Prayer, roof over my head, questions of life
roof over my head, questions of life, loving mother: My dear Karen, Thank you for asking your questions. They are the great questions of life. You and God are partners in taking care of you. He does what He can and expects you to do what you can. He promised His children that they would never be tempted...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Love... Again, masters of divinity, divinity degree
masters of divinity, divinity degree, corinthians 13: Hi Josh, I ve been thinking while at work about your question and I m ready to give another short answer as a follow-up. The main thought that has been on my mind is that love isn t an end to be achieved...it s a process, a journey, a progression. It...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Love of God!, natural calamities, precious little girl
natural calamities, precious little girl, romans 8: Hello Lenin, Let me tell you a story: Let s say (for the sake of the story) that you have a precious little girl. You raised her, watched her grow, fixed her heart when she was sad, kissed her & held her tight when she was afraid....you were in love with...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Love of God!, natural calamities, relationship god
natural calamities, relationship god, jesus is god: Hi Lenin, I think this is one of the most important questions you can ask. I am going to answer you in a way you might think strange. In verse 39, the writer is saying “…will be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus or...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Love of God!, curse god, natural calamities
curse god, natural calamities, natural inclination: This is a very difficult thing. When a person loses someone or something very dear and close to them, the natural human response is denial and anger. And sometimes it is anger toward God for what He has allowed. I have been in this place in my life in the...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Love of God!, natural calamities, time of despair
natural calamities, time of despair, embracing god: I am vexed by my pride. Pride robs my freedom. My pride can t be thankful for anything. And my pride after the loss of wife and children in a horrible accident, would keep me from being thankful for the years that I was given to spend with them. How...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Love of God!, natural calamities, romans 8
natural calamities, romans 8, god god: There are some things that the Bible does not CLEARLY explain, so here I can give you my opinion. If your circumstance is real (Believer losing Loved one) I understand because my brother is going through the same thing right now. 45 year old dad passed away...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Love relationship, marriage according to the bible, chemistry test
marriage according to the bible, chemistry test, course god: Hello, Saby. We cannot know for sure whether God was directly involved in the events that prevented your getting together. Ultimately, of course, God was involved, because everything that happens only happens because God allows it to happen. God is not...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Love, shakespeare romeo and juliet, j geils band
shakespeare romeo and juliet, j geils band, ambrose bierce: Josh, seriously :-) You have a great question--one that people have been trying to answer for centuries. I must admit, the combination of hard question and high standards moves your question to the top of my day s agenda. I LOVE a challenge. ;-) Love:...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Luke 10 : 38-42, spiritual nourishment, needful
spiritual nourishment, needful, hostess: You can get a picture of what was going on while reading. Jesus was sitting there teaching, as He always did, with Mary at His feet. While Jesus teaches Martha is rushing around trying to be a good hostess. Well, Martha gets kinda chapped that Mary is not...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Luke 12, secular humanists, gnashing of teeth
secular humanists, gnashing of teeth, one god: Yes Anthony, These priests are not true believers at all... and so its eternal condemnation..thats why there is a wailing a gnashing of teeth. This condemnation is never given to true believers , no matter what their sins...because they are cleansed by...

Christianity -- Christian Living: lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world, son jesus christ, old testiment
son jesus christ, old testiment, christ follower: Hi Herman, While I fully acknowledge it is not the traditional Christian view, I believe universalism is A valid Christian understanding (i.e. one of many). This is why I agreed with what I thought you were saying at first. I believe the Bible can rightly...

Christianity -- Christian Living: leading others, freshmen year, upstanding citizens
freshmen year, upstanding citizens, glory god: Hi Christine! God often puts desires in our hearts to do certain things, and leading and mentoring others is one of them. I don’t know if I will be able to answer your question completely, but I can give you some ideas so that can help you to make a good...

Christianity -- Christian Living: leadmegod@yahoo.com, natural calamities, romans 8
natural calamities, romans 8, brother in christ: Hello Lenin, Thank you again for writing me. It is good to hear from you. Your question about what is the purpose of Gods love when we lose loved ones. It is his love that carries us through. 2 Timothy 2:13 this is a true saying: If we die with him,...

Christianity -- Christian Living: life, thrombocytopenic purpura, lord satan
thrombocytopenic purpura, lord satan, types of doctors: Hello Veronica, I am sorry to hear that. I was wondering if maybe there was something that could be done naturally that would help ease your physical pain..actually, there is...the Lord. It seems that there are seasons if our life when we are all fighting...

Christianity -- Christian Living: life, something in my life, older guys
something in my life, older guys, right man: Hi Veronica, I know that the holidays can be especially lonely for those who are without family...or for those who are really desiring a mate. The Lord understands this Veronica...even in loneliness you ll need to wait on the Lord for THE right man to come...

Christianity -- Christian Living: life, church on tuesday, joy hope
church on tuesday, joy hope, hope and a future: Hi Veronica, I think that the Lord may be answering your deep cry for friendship. The past (school days) is the past...we all change as the years go by and it seems as though she is being genuine in her desire to fellowship with you. Allow people to get to...

Christianity -- Christian Living: life, grandma, grandmother
grandma, grandmother, manipulation: Hi Sister, You do not trouble me....I am here to help. I am so very sorry for all that you have gone through...it is your Grandmother though that needs help. If she does not repent for the way that she has treated you (and others) God is going to deal with...

Christianity -- Christian Living: life, doctor bills, work internet
doctor bills, work internet, medical bill: Veronica, I am with you sweetie..I hear you. I know what you are going through. While you are waiting for the Lord to move in all these areas you are going to have to find things to be thankful for...encourage your heart. If all you allow your heart to concentrate...

Christianity -- Christian Living: life, perfect time, hard time
perfect time, hard time, veronica: Hello Veronica, Hope that you are doing well. Hope that you had a wonderful Thanksgiving..that the holidays will be something special between you and the Lord this year. I have prayed for you..just live life and leave your desires with the Lord...he knows...

Christianity -- Christian Living: life, wonderful news, great news
wonderful news, great news, veronica: That s GREAT news Veronica..Thanks for sharing it with me. God is so good to us..and I LOVE it when someone that we loves starts to follow after the Lord..especially if we ve been praying a long time for them. Hope that all is going well for you. I have...

Christianity -- Christian Living: life, perfect person, right time
perfect person, right time, hard time: I can understand your pain, but please wait on God s timing. He will show you the man for you at just the right time and you ll be so glad you waited. Pray about it and ask that He give you the patience to wait for the perfect person for you. Sarah and...

Christianity -- Christian Living: life, lonely days, great mother
lonely days, great mother, ahold: Veronica, First of all, Happy Holidays! Second, hope that you are doing better today. Third, in my reply (concerning the last time you contacted me), I said nothing that would imply that I thought that you weren t a good Christian. Everything I said to you..I...

Christianity -- Christian Living: life, prayer god, answer to prayer
prayer god, answer to prayer, pastors: Veronica, Sorry it took so long to get back to you. I forgot to ask the Pastors until today. Neither of them could think of a scripture that promises that God has someone for everyone, however, they mentioned that it s not wrong for you to pray for a mate....

Christianity -- Christian Living: life, car repo, girl friday
car repo, girl friday, imposter: Hello Veronica, I am sorry to hear this..I know that this man s treatment of you must be very upsetting. I know that you are hurting. The devil has always made you feel that you would never have anyone...an imposter comes along and then you start to lose...

Christianity -- Christian Living: life, mid 20, veronica
mid 20, veronica, hurry: Hi Veronica, Please just wait on the Lord. I know that you are probably tired of hearing me say the same thing...but what I am telling you is the truth girl..I had to do this myself. Being married will not be as good as it could be if you re not satisfied...

Christianity -- Christian Living: life, nasty attitude, chip on my shoulder
nasty attitude, chip on my shoulder, storage room: Yes Veronica, The Lord meant for you to live life to it s fullest..if this job is boring and you cannot trust the words of those that you are working for...maybe it s time to start looking for other work. It s best to look for work while you are still...

Christianity -- Christian Living: life, girl god, christ jesus
girl god, christ jesus, wonderful weekend: Hi Sweetie, I have just prayed for you. The memory of the righteous is BLESSED...you will do excellently both in studying and in taking the test. Your personal life WILL get better baby girl. God bless you my sister and have a wonderful weekend! With Love,...

Christianity -- Christian Living: life, doctor bill, time church
doctor bill, time church, man in my life: Hello Veronica, Glad to hear from you again dear sister. I have just prayed for you and will continue standing with you concerning all of these issues and needs until they have all been met. I hope that you have been doing well dear one. God IS going to...

Christianity -- Christian Living: life mapped out, psalm 115, sad consequences
psalm 115, sad consequences, garden of eden: Calvinists and Arminists have locked horns over the contentious issue of God’s Sovereignty vs Man’s Free Will. Or is it really that contentious after all? GOD’S SOVEREIGNTY Psalm:115:3 3 Our God is in heaven; he does whatever pleases him. Daniel 4:35...

Christianity -- Christian Living: life, family person, blood of jesus
family person, blood of jesus, family member: Jesus, in your name I pray that you will be with Veronica and her family member. Lord, you alone know how to fix this situation..I ask that this family be covered with the blood of Jesus..covered and protected in EVERY area. Pour your love, protection, mercy..your...

Christianity -- Christian Living: A little lost, babtist church, best of luck
babtist church, best of luck, catholic church: R, I do not think that that is a bad thing. They should know your history. It is not a problem. It is not like there is a feud or war over it. It is fine to question and examine doctorines. I personally think that this is fine. Talk to the pastor. ...

Christianity -- Christian Living: How to live the life!, god, christian life
god, christian life: Hi Bar Yes exactly, the more we submit to the will of Christ the more he increases . When Paul says it is no longer I that live but chirst he means that is by the power and help of God that we are able to obey him and live as christ lived. And...

Christianity -- Christian Living: how to live or not live with a sibling, wayward son, verbal agreement
wayward son, verbal agreement, private time: Dear Chris, I don t have to tell you that you re in one of the hardest situations with a family member who is taking advantage of your hospitality. Let s prayerfully trust the Lord with answers from His Word. By now, you have an idea why your niece is...

Christianity -- Christian Living: living with God, understanding science, blessed are the meek
understanding science, blessed are the meek, boldness: Hi Christine The first thing that I would say is that it is perfectly ok to do something that you have a passion for. God gave you this passion. Regardless of what job we do, we can serve God by being a witness to his goodness and grace. Why not use...

Christianity -- Christian Living: living a less sinful life, contrary to popular belief, genuine happiness
contrary to popular belief, genuine happiness, jesus death: Hello, Noel. Contrary to popular belief, there is only one true type of happiness in the world. This sort of happiness is eternal, and it doesn t come as a result of buying things or making money, or even having a nice family. The kind of happiness I...

Christianity -- Christian Living: living together, sex before marriage, greatest commandment
sex before marriage, greatest commandment, heart soul: Dear Phillip Thanks for your question. I am very impressed that you are taking the time to seek God s will in this matter - I believe it shows a level of maturity in you that is admirable. This is an issue that many people have struggled with, and I...

Christianity -- Christian Living: long-distance dating, depression, etc, long distance relationship, spirit soul and body
long distance relationship, spirit soul and body, physical sickness: You got it! And you re very welcome.... I will pray together with you that God will heal your minds and make you whole according to his word. I can only imagine how tough it is dealing with ADD and epilepsy for so long, but God can restore you back to your...

Christianity -- Christian Living: lottery, dollers, millionare
dollers, millionare, material things: Playing the Lottery itself is not really a sin, but the intent behind it can make it a sin. If you play for some fun, then it s okay. If you play to become a millionare and spend the money on foolish material things, it is a sin. If you play to win millions...

Christianity -- Christian Living: love, marriage proposals, kind reply
marriage proposals, kind reply, arent: Cc, If I am doing the math right, you met when you were 15 and he was 21. And then you stayed together for two years, parting when you were 17 and he was 23. I don t know what happened in those two years, but I suspect he was your first serious love...

Christianity -- Christian Living: the love of God on earth, god jesus, inspired thoughts
god jesus, inspired thoughts, teaching of jesus: Good morning, Christopher! I m glad you re thinking a lot about this important subject and bringing your thoughts under the authority of Christ and His Word. It s what it means to be in the world, but not of it. You asked: Jesus said we must Love...

Christianity -- Christian Living: My love for God, ebb and flow, presence of the lord
ebb and flow, presence of the lord, song of solomon: Hi Angeline, The answer to your question is . . . . YES! This is very normal. Read the Song of Solomon in your Bible. You are the Shullamite. Her beloved is Jesus. The bible tells us elsewhere that He is indeed a God that hides himself. Rest in this hope...

Christianity -- Christian Living: love, god of the old testament, existence of god
god of the old testament, existence of god, spirit force: Dear Judith, all christians believe that God is three Persons, the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. This is the mistery of the Trinity. These Persons are one God. They love one another infinitely and their love is perfect. God also love each of us...

Christianity -- Christian Living: lust, intimate interaction, sexual feelings
intimate interaction, sexual feelings, subconscious mind: Hi Unknown, I’ll call you John. I have some good news for you. God doesn’t look at what you do. He looks at who you are. What you do comes from who you are. If you understand who you are in Jesus, you will begin to behave like that. Does this make sense...

Christianity -- Christian Living: lust, sexual urges, crucification
sexual urges, crucification, testicals: Hi buddy Dealing with your questions in order...... 1/ You do not sound like a pervert. Humans were created to have sexual urges and these urges are natural. I have never heard the thing about needing to masterbate to prevent damage to your testicles...

Christianity -- Christian Living: I'M NOT SURE IF YOU CAN ANSWER..., chirstian life, holy ghost
chirstian life, holy ghost, move one: Hi Veronica, first of all STOP SHOUTING ! You see when we use upper case this gives us capitals, and in net speak its considered shouting. Ok, now to your question. You ask many things and have a lot of mixed up feelings and beliefs, you hesitate to...

Christianity -- Christian Living: I'M NOT SURE IF YOU CAN ANSWER..., chirstian life, sure what your question
chirstian life, sure what your question, church god: Veronica-- I m not quite sure what your question is. What I can tell you is that I have totally felt how you seem to be feeling. Please know that the Holy Spirit is a gift from God. It s not something that can be expected at a certain time. The Bible...

Christianity -- Christian Living: I'M NOT SURE IF YOU CAN ANSWER..., chirstian life, indwelling of the holy spirit
chirstian life, indwelling of the holy spirit, charismatic gifts: I m sorry. This is just not something I am knowledgeable about. My faith believes in immediate indwelling of the Holy Spirit upon receipt of salvation. We don t practice the charismatic gifts. You ll need to ask someone else. So sorry. Sincerely,...

Christianity -- Christian Living: I'M NOT SURE IF YOU CAN ANSWER..., chirstian life, holy ghost
chirstian life, holy ghost, importunity: Hi Veronica; Yes Beloved, I hear what your saying. It happens to alot of us. I know it did me as well, when I was young in the things of the Lord..... One thing is to know that God is not a liar. Luk 11:5 And he said unto them, Which of you shall...

Christianity -- Christian Living: I'M NOT SURE IF YOU CAN ANSWER..., chirstian life, god ministers
chirstian life, god ministers, holy ghost: Hi Veronica I think I understand your question. In my experience, God ministers to us in a private way. You don t have to go to the front of the church to the alter to receive a gifting, as in my opinion that puts pressure on you that God doesnt want...

Christianity -- Christian Living: MARRIAGE, frustration, good time
frustration, good time, several times: Barbara, Thank you for writing to me. I can feel your frustration. Please let me pray about an answer for a day and then I ll get back to you. In the meantime, I want you to read I Peter 2:10 thru the end of the book. Read it several times and see how...

Christianity -- Christian Living: MARRIAGE, sexual perversion, sexual acts
sexual perversion, sexual acts, biblical evidence: Rebecca, thank you so much for your question. First off, I will say that God forgives all sins, with the exception of blashphemy of the Holy Spirit (Mk 3:29). I have heard it preached that marriage is allowed for two reasons: 1.)Fornication and 2) Spiritual...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Marital issues, religious upbringing, marital issues
religious upbringing, marital issues, selling drugs: Jillian, I m sorry but somehow I missed seeing your letter earlier. Wow, you do have a tough situation. One thought I had was that you know a Christian by their fruits. Is he showing the fruit of Jesus in his life? Doesn t sound like it. I think you...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Marriage, yoked marriage, thoughtful answer
yoked marriage, thoughtful answer, perfect husband: Suzanne, Thank you for your concern for your sister. She is blessed to have you! Suggest that she read some books about it since she is not listening to you. Beloved Unbeliever, Caught in the Middle and a chapter about being single in Nancy Leigh...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Marriage, marriage commitment, unhealthy relationship
marriage commitment, unhealthy relationship, denominational christian church: Andrea, Thank you for your question. It s a tough one because you re in a tough dilemma. While the world believes that love can conquer all and that tolerance should be enough to overcome religious differences, empirical evidence indicates that married...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Marriage, wise man, marriage
wise man, marriage, possibilities: In the day of our Lord, most marriages were arranged by the father. If your father is a wise man and has picked a man for your best welfare, than there are possibilities. I can tell you only this, because the Bible doesn t really touch on it. Look at...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Marriage, joy and happiness, cultures
joy and happiness, cultures, marriage: In some cultures arranged marriages is normal, but in modern times this is not as common. Marriage should be based upon a commitment to each other and to God to be faithful and to fulfill God s will. You must be equally yoked, i.e., you must both be believers...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Marriage, kingdom of heaven, lord jesus
kingdom of heaven, lord jesus, kingdom of god: Our Lord Jesus was never married. Paul and our Lord are notable examples of those who are called to remain single for the sake of the Kingdom of God... For some are eunuchs because they were born that way; others were made that way by men; and others have...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Marriage, giving my life, gods word
giving my life, gods word, nothing and no one: Hi Jonathan, The first thing that we need to understand as Christians is that our relationship with Jesus is not determined by people’s opinions. It is always based on what the Bible says. Our foundation must be on God’s Word and when it is, nothing and...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Marriage, church of god in christ holiness, denominational differences
church of god in christ holiness, denominational differences, peace and joy: Hi Lynn and Good Morning, Thanks for contacting me. Unequally yoked means to be pulling in opposite directions...while under the same harness. I believe that only you (with the Lord s help & direction) can say if you think your harness (marriage) can stand...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Marriage, bible talks, certain age
bible talks, certain age, blessings: Mihleketo, The Bible talks about obeying the laws which would mean that someone under the age of 18 cannot marry without the permission of their parents. However, please remember that the person you are at 18 is not the person you will be (or your spouse...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Marriage/Divorce/Adultery, commit adultery, marriage divorce
commit adultery, marriage divorce, physical acts: Hi Beverly... Remember Beverly, Jesus said, save for the cause of unchasity/adultery , one shouldn t divorce their wife. Apparently the people Jesus was talking with were divorceing their wives/husbands for the least little cause, such as burning their...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Marriage, in-laws, counseling, boundaries in marriage, christian counselor
boundaries in marriage, christian counselor, phone sessions: Hello Susy, Thank you for your question I pray this greets you in good health. Forgive me for not getting back to you right away but my Internet has been down and I just got it up. First off I need to tell you I am by no means a counselor and I have no...

Christianity -- Christian Living: My Marriage, marriage god, better wife
marriage god, better wife, magic answer: Hi Lynda First of all, you have my prayers at this difficult time. You say you need to be a better wife. You do not need to feel any guilt that patrick has left you. Ephesians 6 tells us that the husband must love the wife, and he has not fulfilled this...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Married life, new testament books, valentine s day
new testament books, valentine s day, relationship with god: Dear Jackie Thanks for your question - and nice to hear from you again. The first thing I would say is that as you had a clear calling, and that calling suddenly changed, you should be very careful in your relationship with God, because you might need...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Married to a man with different beliefs, father and the son and the holy ghost, god jesus christ
father and the son and the holy ghost, god jesus christ, hooker heels: Dear Heather, I m so glad you wrote to me and are seeking some help with this. It s rather a big problem and I don t really have any pat answer for you. I asked an e-mail friend of mine what she thought and here is what she said. Sounds like she needs...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Getting Married, daily devotionals, profound relationship
daily devotionals, profound relationship, field thanks: I would, again, suggest the counseling before you re married, and then again express to him that you want this to be a Christian marriage and you hope he will agree. Otherwise, pray that God will help you see what you are to do. He will notice that you are...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Masturbation, random ejaculations, colossians 3
random ejaculations, colossians 3, belief in god: I VE MASTURBATED FOR MANY YEARS NOW, SO IS THERE A WAY I CAN REDEEM MYSELF? Yes of course, here is what God requires of us however— 1 Cor. 6:9-11: “Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men kept for unnatural purposes, nor men who...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Matt 19:9, committing adultery, self gratification
committing adultery, self gratification, remarrying: Perry, Thank you for your important question. I hope I can do justice to the Scriptures in my response. There are two descriptions given by the Lord concerning the adultery. One would involve putting away the wife, apart from fornication. He was not...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Matthew 18, church attendance, 1 corinthians 5
church attendance, 1 corinthians 5, sinful nature: Hi Matt Thanks for your question. It is actually a very interesting one. The NIV study notes suggest that this actually means that this is an authority to announce guilt or innocence as opposed to determine guilt or innocence. In 1 Corinthians...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Matthew 18, legitimate excuse, correct answer
legitimate excuse, correct answer, pastors: Hello Matt, First of all, your question involves a number of very common and very serious misconcepts. So, in order to help you understand the real and correct answer, I will have to try to dispell at least some of your misconcepts. After I have attempted...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Matthew 18, church discipline, 1 corinthians 5
church discipline, 1 corinthians 5, three witnesses: Hi Matt, Thanks for this great question. This subject of church discipline is very important and often misunderstood. The goal of church discipline is two fold: 1. The repentance and restoration of the offender. 2. The purity of the church Let...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Matthew 18, apostle paul, 1 corinthians
apostle paul, 1 corinthians, christ jesus: Matt, Your Pastor s son was correct in saying that the church has the authority to dismiss someone from fellowship with the church for gross immorality. Unfortunately, that seems to be the direction that many churches are wanting to go. The ultimate goal...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Matthew 22:21, volunteer expert, qoutation
volunteer expert, qoutation, tax category: Having read your question concerning why that particular expert may have placed a Scripture quote in regards to your question, I can only surmise that he was trying to suggest that we all should make sure we keep any vows we may have made, either to the...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Mediators, sacrament of holy orders, covenant jesus
sacrament of holy orders, covenant jesus, revelation 5: One of my favorite sites to understand Christian doctrine is this one: http://www.scborromeo.org/glad/glad.htm If you scroll down to the the Sacrament of Holy Orders, it will explain the priesthood (which is something carried over from the Old Testament...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Megachurches, ingersoll robert, robert g ingersoll
ingersoll robert, robert g ingersoll, prometheus books: 9pm tues hi, dan; I don t know any specifics about those churches, but it s clear that they are all CROOKS, THIEVES, and SCOUNDRELS!! Most current web research shows that most organized christian churches are in crisis as people open their eyes to...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Mental Illness, human psyche, biological aspect
human psyche, biological aspect, abnormal psychology: Hi Ben. Thanks for your question. It was particularly helpful of you to give a bit of background as well. Your question is really interesting. There will no doubt be many different views on this and not all Christians will agree. However, it helps us...

Christianity -- Christian Living: I Miss Someone So Much!, thorn in the flesh, 2 corinthians 12
thorn in the flesh, 2 corinthians 12, psalm 147: Hi Carly, Thanks for this great and heart felt question. God is teaching you something. He is teaching you to come to His for comfort and for friendship FIRST....then go to others. Everyone else in a constant state of flux...but Jesus is the same. ...

Christianity -- Christian Living: I Miss Someone So Much!, pear juice, hole in my heart
pear juice, hole in my heart, busy man: Carly, Your tender grief for your friend is perfect. Through sorrow, and the pain of letting go ... you will find something special has filled the loss. My grandmother passed away, but do you think she is gone? Even as I write with tears in my eyes,...

Christianity -- Christian Living: I Miss Someone So Much!, planes of existence, higher planes
planes of existence, higher planes, hole in your heart: Hi Carly, I believe what God is teaching you is that you should not have a hole in your heart. That is why you are here asking me for help. In life we really don’t loose anything. We just move to higher planes of existence. Your teacher may not be...

Christianity -- Christian Living: MOSES AND TEN COMMANDMENTS, thutmose iv, conquest of canaan
thutmose iv, conquest of canaan, amenhotep ii: Hi William, There are no stupid questions, just stupid answers :-) The Commandments came first. Here s a basic time line. Its just an approximation: B.C. 2090 Abraham called by God 2067 Isaac born 2007 Jacob born 1992 Abraham dies 1944...

Christianity -- Christian Living: MOTHER ISSUES, loving things, selfish person
loving things, selfish person, quiet life: Victoria, This sounds like a complicated problem. One that a lot of people face. They don t want to lie much less to their own mom. I really do not know what to tell you because this is not something that I have faced or can relate to. You may try encouraging...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Modesty in Chriatian dressing, carnal christians, 2 corinthians 5
carnal christians, 2 corinthians 5, temple of the holy spirit: Dear Chima, In today s sexually charged society, you re not the only pastor battling this type of trouble. Now, if the women are not wearing slacks to look like men and not showing off their money or going overboard to sexually attract men (1 Timothy 2:8-10),...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Modesty and Music, tribe of judah, bible verse
tribe of judah, bible verse, modest clothing: Jacqueline, WOW!!! that is a lot of information... Also WOW!!! for someone of your age to be that insightful as to want to know God s will for your life in every area. I will give it my best shot. Music: There is certainly a wonderful aspect of music...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Money, new testament tithing, hebrews 10
new testament tithing, hebrews 10, lords supper: 2 questions, 2 Answers 1. Tithing? 1A. The term tithe means 10 percent. In the New Testament, tithing is mentioned by Jesus to the Scribes and Pharisees. He indicated that they should not cease to tithe, but that they should not forsake the weightier...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Motivation, right reason, homeless person
right reason, homeless person, sanhedrin: Thank you, Barbara, for your question. It is a deep one, one that comes from a soul trying to please God. You certainly know the scripture that tells us that even if we give everything we possess to the poor and have not love, we are like a clanging cymbal....

Christianity -- Christian Living: Movies, sexual escapades, apocalyptic science fiction
sexual escapades, apocalyptic science fiction, left behind books: Blake, The Bible says not one word about movies, or any other forms of entertainment, for that matter. We are instructed to set our minds and hearts on the things of God, and avoid even the appearance of evil. At the same time, we can read that it is...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Muhammed in Bible, authenticity of the bible, 4 gospels
authenticity of the bible, 4 gospels, holy scriptures: Ahmer, This is as you said ...hard for me to answer the question.. The questions as to... When was the Holy Bible corrupted? Was it before or after Mohammed lived? Why is it hard? Not because you cannot go back in time to see how it was. This...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Muhammed in Bible, contradictions in the bible, apostles of jesus
contradictions in the bible, apostles of jesus, lord jesus christ: Ahmer, Thank you for the compliment. I give all glory to the Lord Jesus Christ! Unlike some of my fellow Christians who answer without thinking, God is teaching me His wisdom. Now to the Is the Bible word of GOD questions you asked. I am rather in...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Muhammed in Bible, bible book of genesis, apostles of jesus
bible book of genesis, apostles of jesus, heaven and the earth: Ahmer, Good day to you! Hope that all is well with you and your family. But of course, I do not know if you have a family or not. Have I not, at the very lest, earned your respect enough that you feel comfortable enough to share with me a little about yourself....

Christianity -- Christian Living: Muhammed in Bible, authenticity of the bible, supreme felicity
authenticity of the bible, supreme felicity, glad tidings: Also, please for give me, but I may have misspelled your name. Is it as you put at the end of your question Ahmer , or is it as you put on the front of your questions Ahmed ? I just wanted to be polite. Thanks! Ahmer, Thank you for the speedy...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Muhammed in Bible, holy quran translation, united arab emirates
holy quran translation, united arab emirates, dubai united arab emirates: Ahmer, I have not heard from you for a few days. I hope that all is well with you. I pray that my last reply was not the cause of you not writing back. Like yourself, I do not want to be offensive in any way to you. I am looking forward to continuing...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Muhammed in Bible, holy quran translation, united arab emirates
holy quran translation, united arab emirates, dubai united arab emirates: Ahmer, I am glad to read that all is well with you. I pray that your family is well. So you are debating others huh? What do you hope to gain by debating them? What do you hope to gain by debating me? I do not claim to speak for others, and why they...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Muhammed in Bible, holy quran translation, united arab emirates
holy quran translation, united arab emirates, dubai united arab emirates: Ahmer my friend, I apologize for my late reply. Things have been rather busy here lately. I hope you understand. :-) My friend, you bring up an interesting point about the workers who would kill the Masters Son. In fact, this is exactly what happened....

Christianity -- Christian Living: Muhammed in Bible, holy quran translation, united arab emirates
holy quran translation, united arab emirates, dubai united arab emirates: My Friend, Greetings! I was surprised at your last reply. Why you ask? Because in our previous discussions you seemed to give some thought to your answers. This last reply seems (I could be wrong) that you did not thouroly read my answer, and that you were...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Muhammed in Bible, holy quran translation, united arab emirates
holy quran translation, united arab emirates, dubai united arab emirates: Ahmer, My friend, once again let me say that I am not trying to be rude, or disrespectful, but you seem to be avoiding my question. I will glad respond to your questions, but in the spirit of our friendship I ask that you would answer my question first...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Muhammed in Bible, holy quran translation, united arab emirates
holy quran translation, united arab emirates, dubai united arab emirates: Dear Friend, Thank you for the speedy reply. However, please help me to understand something. You say that Allah tells you he has forgiveness, but how do you, or any Muslim, apply that forgiveness? In other words, if Allah has the gift of forgiveness to...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Muhammed in Bible, holy quran translation, united arab emirates
holy quran translation, united arab emirates, dubai united arab emirates: Ahmer, I apologize for returning your reply in such a late manner. I have been rather busy at work, and the weather here in the central USA has been rather stormy. My friend, I thank you for your rely to my questions as to how a Muslim knows that they...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Muhammed in Bible, holy quran translation, united arab emirates
holy quran translation, united arab emirates, dubai united arab emirates: Ahmer, Thank you for your answer to how a Muslim knows how to get forgiveness. Let me see if I am understanding you correctly. There are three requirements for a Muslim to receive allahs forgiveness. 1. Real repentance. 2. Commit no more sins. 3....

Christianity -- Christian Living: Muhammed in Bible, holy quran translation, united arab emirates
holy quran translation, united arab emirates, dubai united arab emirates: Ahmer, Thank you for your extensive answer. But I am sad to say that you did not answer my questions. You listed a number of sins that you as a Muslim are forbidden to do, and you said that allah would forgive, but you never said exactly how he forgives....

Christianity -- Christian Living: Muhammed in Bible, authenticity of the bible, bible gospels
authenticity of the bible, bible gospels, complete bible: Ahmer, Good morning my friend! You said the weather there is fantastic. Could you tell me where you are (generally speaking, this is of course of public forum). Oklahoma s weather is best described as constantly changing . We often say If you don t like...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Muhammed in Bible, authenticity of the bible, holy scriptures
authenticity of the bible, holy scriptures, major religions: Ahmer, Good day to you! Hope that all is well. I was hoping that you and I could get to know one another better, but I can see from your replies that you are not interested in that. This saddens me because even though I know we disagree on this issues,...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Muhammed in bible, big bang theory, forgiveness of sins
big bang theory, forgiveness of sins, bible question: Ahmer, Greetings my friend! How are you and your family doing? Since the last time we wrote each other (June of 2007) many things have taken place in my family. The most important one is the birth of my first grandchild. She is a great joy to my wife and...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Multiple questions., new testament books, mosaic covenant
new testament books, mosaic covenant, books of the new testament: Hi Matthew, First, we need to understand that the Torah and Tanack, the Old Testament, presents a very different view of God than the New Testament does. Under the Mosaic Covenant, the Jews depend upon the strict obedience of the 613 laws. The closer...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Music, offensive music, proper determination
offensive music, proper determination, bible teachers: John, It appears that you have already answered your own question. The term secular could have two meanings here, so I will be careful. It appears that your understanding of the term would fall into the definition of non-religious . The ministers may be...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Music, contemporary christian music, personal feelings
contemporary christian music, personal feelings, controversial question: Hi John, Thanks for this very controversial question. First of all, let me say that my opinion about the music is irrelevant. What matters is what God s word says about music. Frankly there are too many of man s opinions injected into this whole discussion....

Christianity -- Christian Living: Music, baptist doctrines, southern baptist convention
baptist doctrines, southern baptist convention, sola scriptura: Hi John, While you did not mention any specific religious group, the subjects of music and dancing are often questioned in the context of Baptist doctrines. Regarding Baptist beliefs: Since each congregation has authority for the local doctrinal...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Music, old hymns, right intention
old hymns, right intention, oldies music: This question has been around for many years. I grew up on what is now called oldies music. Quite frankly, I still like that type of music. I prefer Southern Gospel, but I don t think some of it glorifies the Lord, even though the music is nice, I usually...

Christianity -- Christian Living: I'm crazy over a guy...AT church!!!, teaching sunday school, romantic feelings
teaching sunday school, romantic feelings, swedish guy: Hi Ross! What a very endearing situation, and somewhat funny the way you worded things! (smile) This 6 ft. tall Swedish guy must be a looker and then on top of that, he loves the Lord as much as you do! You can t beat that....... Basically, it s nothing...

Christianity -- Christian Living: I m lost..., world changers church, world changers church international
world changers church, world changers church international, pre marital sex: I was going to suggest that you seek spiritual counseling versus talking to a sex therapist. You need to be talking to a counselor who can put things into perspective for you based on the word of God. Unfortunately I don t have any expert advice in this...

Christianity -- Christian Living: I'm all messed up!, restraing order, slanderous material
restraing order, slanderous material, loose woman: I would suggest that you get legal advice as to what the laws are governing slanderous material via the Internet. You would need to find an Attorney which expertise in Internet Law. From a practical standpoint, limit or eliminate your contact with this...

Christianity -- Christian Living: I'm worried., bible teachers, blood on the cross
bible teachers, blood on the cross, being a christian: Hello, Arturo. The only place we should go to find truth is the Bible, not to people on the Internet. If we listen to Bible teachers about a certain topic, we must make sure that what they re saying is in agreement with what the Bible teaches. The Bible...

Christianity -- Christian Living: What are the main differences..., roman catholic church, anglican communion
roman catholic church, anglican communion, archbishop of canterbury: The Episcopal Church is part of a denomination that is called the Anglican Communion and that point is important in answering the question I think you are really asking. Back in the sixteenth century Henry VIII rejected the authority of the Pope over the...

Christianity -- Christian Living: major differences between baptist & luthern beliefs, luthern beliefs, lutheran teachings
luthern beliefs, lutheran teachings, mistaken ideas: Hello Glenda, I m happy to be able to answer your question. The differences between Baptist and Lutheran teachings are rather superficial and in no way important. Both groups, for example, believe that the members of the other group will also go to heaven....

Christianity -- Christian Living: marriage, pastor don, anniversery
pastor don, anniversery, easter weekend: Hi Michelle, Thank you for this great question. I do not see anything wrong with getting married on Good Friday. (I believe that Jesus actually died on Wednesday, but that is another discussion) The only problem that you may have is finding a pastor...

Christianity -- Christian Living: marriage, 1 corinthians chapter 7, corinthians chapter
1 corinthians chapter 7, corinthians chapter, god in heaven: Dear Chris I don t remember Tracy s question. But here is a good scripture that I vaguely think may suit the occasion.... Matthew 22:30 For in the resurrection they neither marry nor are given in marriage, but are like angels of God in heaven Concerning...

Christianity -- Christian Living: marriage, white bird, bath tub
white bird, bath tub, drunks: Hi Mellisa, I am sorry that I have not replied sooner...have been dealing with some issues and just flat-out needed a break. First let me tell you that the Lord loves you dearly...with passion and without limits. You are extremely valuable to the Lord and...

Christianity -- Christian Living: marriage, one and only man, sexual relationship
one and only man, sexual relationship, sexual relations: Lyn, God must have impressed that on me since I had no idea about your sexual relationship. Here is the way I look at it. This is a time where you are supposed to be getting to know each other. You need to see him in different situations. How does he...

Christianity -- Christian Living: marriage, genuine hope, god john
genuine hope, god john, thinking thoughts: Dear Kay, I know that you feel hopeless with parts of your life crashing down around you. There is real reason for genuine hope because of the love and grace of God has revealed in Jesus Christ. He is able and willing to carry you through these times because...

Christianity -- Christian Living: marriage, angels in heaven, dead brother
angels in heaven, dead brother, unfaithful spouse: Hello Tracy, Your assessment is correct if you are speaking of this life on earth. However, this is just the way that God intended it to be for those that voluntarily submit to the way of life that would be best for humans. Most people are not conscious...

Christianity -- Christian Living: marriage, marriage partner, place on earth
marriage partner, place on earth, cognizance: Dear Tracy, Thank you for your interest in this subject. And also for consulting me. The bible refers to this state as one flesh , meaning whilst on this earth. If a partner dies then even Jesus said the other is free to remarry. SO one flesh means...

Christianity -- Christian Living: marriage, yoked marriage, mormon beliefs
yoked marriage, mormon beliefs, marriage relationships: Hi Andrea (Nice Name!), I am glad that you contacted me and I hope that you are having a wonderful day. I don t know of any other way to handle your question without coming right out with the answer in a very direct way. It is my hope that you do not get...

Christianity -- Christian Living: marriage, sexual intercourse, sexual satisfaction
sexual intercourse, sexual satisfaction, unwanted children: Dear Victoria, There are a lot of things that we can wonder about. Sexual or asexual is one of them but God thought it best for Adam to have a companion Eve that reproduced for the human race. Of course there would be no need for the female gender...

Christianity -- Christian Living: marriage question, old testament times, wedding vows
old testament times, wedding vows, act of marriage: Dear Kristen, If they don t live together then how can they assume marriage? Anyway there are many scenarios but scripture tells us that those who are joined sexually become one flesh . This indicates that a commitment plus the act of sexual intercourse...

Christianity -- Christian Living: marriage, womens concerns, pal group
womens concerns, pal group, ministry opportunity: Dear Jo, thank you for your question. Unfortunately, this is a very difficult one to answer seeing that there s not much of a biblical basis for it, with the exception of the forgiveness part. You should forgive this woman, even if it is difficult to do. I...

Christianity -- Christian Living: How to get married, christian holidays, lifelong commitment
christian holidays, lifelong commitment, married life: Priyanka, This is a question I am not very familiar with but I want to ask you some questions for you to think about and discuss with your boyfriend. If your faith is very important to you, why would either of you want to marry someone who thinks so differently?...

Christianity -- Christian Living: How to get married, lord and savior, jesus christ
lord and savior, jesus christ, fiancee: Priyanka, I think it depends on the church as to whether they would marry you. In my church if both of you are non Christians, have not accepted Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior, they would marry you. If one of you is a Christian and the other is...

Christianity -- Christian Living: married to non-christian, living bible, wonderful creation
living bible, wonderful creation, religious views: My dear Carolyn, Thank you for writing to me. The only time it s too late to get to know God is after you have died. I m assuming you re still alive so we have plenty of time. I m so glad you re searching, it shows that God is talking to you! He loves...

Christianity -- Christian Living: " I have been married to my..., crown the day, lutheran churches
crown the day, lutheran churches, going to heaven: Tammy, first I want to tell you that you are a very precious soul. You have so much worth that you would be frightened if you understood it all. I am going to share a bit of it here with you in this note. I can certainly explain more as you want it and are...

Christianity -- Christian Living: marrige, faith god, direction god
faith god, direction god, denominational christian church: Hi Andrea, First always remember that God always acts out of love. He will always act toward you in such a way that your life will be enhanced. In this case, He would ask that you both work out a common understanding so that it does not cause you difficulties....

Christianity -- Christian Living: marrige, founder of mormonism, latter day saints
founder of mormonism, latter day saints, jesus christs: Hi Andrea, It’s my pleasure to help you in any way that I can. I have, in the past, had women ask me questions about marrying men who aren’t of the same religion as them, (specifically where the woman is Christian and the man not) and no matter how much...

Christianity -- Christian Living: marry, divroce, remarrying
divroce, remarrying, marrage: Chris, I have been reviewing my past responses and a few of them have not been read. You may read my response to your question about Divorce at www.allexperts.com . With Love In Christ, Phillip Senn ...

Christianity -- Christian Living: marry, committeth adultery, divroce
committeth adultery, divroce, divorcement: Hi Chris, THanks for this great question. Matthew 19:3-11 3 The Pharisees also came unto him, tempting him, and saying unto him, Is it lawful for a man to put away his wife for every cause? 4 And he answered and said unto them, Have ye not read, that...

Christianity -- Christian Living: marry, true church of jesus christ, divroce
true church of jesus christ, divroce, church jesus: Hi Chris ONe must remember, you are not under LAW, but Grace. Law came through Moses, Grace through Jesus Christ. The bible to a spirit filled christian is a spiritual book. Not a LAW book. You may never commit fornication,adultery,murder,robbery...

Christianity -- Christian Living: marry, biblical grounds for divorce, divroce
biblical grounds for divorce, divroce, grounds for divorce: There is far more divorce in the church than there should be, but there are biblical grounds for divorce, as you pointed out. Since you are a new Christian, perhaps you should take a bit more time considering this marriage. Having just been born again...

Christianity -- Christian Living: marry, i corinthians 7, divorce and remarriage
i corinthians 7, divorce and remarriage, committeth adultery: Hello, Chris. The reason why divorce and remarriage is seen so often in the church is because the church doesn t view the Bible as the ultimate authority. The churches view the Bible plus their own beliefs as the authority. Therefore, different denominations...

Christianity -- Christian Living: masturbation, law violators, selfish motive
law violators, selfish motive, bible writers: Hello Charles, I will have to look into it. Give me a day or two. I remember of something in the Old Testament about it being sinful for a man to spill his seed on the ground but I do not remember the context. In any instance, any action or deed that you...

Christianity -- Christian Living: mental illness and the Bible, armour of god, jesus talks
armour of god, jesus talks, relationship with god: Hello Nicole, Thanks for writing :). There are many instances in the Bible where Jesus talks with people whom today would be classed as mentally ill... for example, Matthew 17:14-27, here, Jesus casts demons out of a boy... also, a couple of chapters earlier...

Christianity -- Christian Living: mom's boyfriend, single mothers and their children, church goer
single mothers and their children, church goer, christain church: Hi Amy, Sorry it took so long to respond; I was in the processing of moving to a new house this past weekend. Anyway, it s very natural for you to feel as if you have a new dad. The man in your mom s life seems to be very nice and thoughtful. When a...

Christianity -- Christian Living: moral issue?, vitro fertilization, frozen eggs
vitro fertilization, frozen eggs, commandments of god: Thank you for your question. It is an important one so I responded right away. In vitro fertilization violates no commandments of God that I know of. It is a blessing. I would encourage you to proceed in faith. The frozen eggs present a difficulty for...

Christianity -- Christian Living: why must we attend church?, scriptural reference, chapter and verse
scriptural reference, chapter and verse, ugly head: Hi Jackson I m not very good at giving chapter and verse, but paul does say in one of his letters that we should not neglect meeting together. Jesus also prays that we might be one, which is certainly hard to do if we don t spend time together. God intended...

Christianity -- Christian Living: His Name's Sake, psalm 23, living in harmony
psalm 23, living in harmony, acceptable worship: Hi again Andrea, From my previous reply we can springboard into somewhat deeper waters that might make this point a bit clearer. I explained before that, As servants of the One King, it is our responsibility [and blessing] to bring glory to the divine...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Native American Traditions, native american traditions, indian belief
native american traditions, indian belief, indian religions: Hi Erin! Thanks for your question. Because I live in South Africa, I don’t know too much about ‘pow-wows’, but I have looked the word up on Google and I found out that a pow wow is a gathering of Native Americans. The modern version of a ‘pow wow’ can be...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Native American traditions, native american traditions, smithsonian institutions
native american traditions, smithsonian institutions, apostles of jesus: Hello Erin, thanks for asking. Here is a paragraph from an article found in the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of the American Indian. One of the most important things in the life of a Native American is the drum. Our whole culture centers...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Need Advice, nineteen years, sexual experience
nineteen years, sexual experience, youth ministry: Hello, Collin. When we truly become saved (born-again), we receive a new soul from God. This soul is indwelt personally by God in the form of the Holy Spirit. Our body, however, is not changed at the moment we become saved. Our body still lusts after...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Need help for a crisis:, spiritual retreats, eyes of god
spiritual retreats, eyes of god, abusive relationship: Hello, Teenie. I Corinthians 7:39 reads: The wife is bound by the law as long as her husband liveth; but if her husband be dead, she is at liberty to be married to whom she will; only in the Lord. Also, Matthew 19:6: Wherefore they are no more twain,...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Need a word form God ?, forty days and nights, second coming of jesus
forty days and nights, second coming of jesus, spirit of god: Greetings in the name of Jesus, the Christ I am not getting any kind of message from the Holy Spirit on your situation...and without knowing any specifics, the only help I can give you...is that the time is closer than most think, to the second coming...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Need a word from God ?, marriage problems, prayer time
marriage problems, prayer time, glorious church: Hi Daughter, Thank you for your question. I do believe that I have a WOrd from God for you. I asked God guidence regarding your specific situation. I do not know what the specifics are, but God does. Here are some principles that you can apply to your...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Needing Godly Advice, jesus first, hello kit
jesus first, hello kit, name of jesus: Greetings, in the name of Jesus... First of all, although , at times God has given me visions (only for myself), I m not a prophet that hears from God on any one person, and then speaks what thus saith the Lord to that person...I m sorry if that is what...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Who Is My Neighbor?, bad attitude, who is my neighbor
bad attitude, who is my neighbor, bad situation: Hello Molly, Thank you for your question. It seems like you are having a few difficulties at work with a co-worker. It is a good thing to want to help her out but there comes a time when you have to be able to say to her in a loving way why you can no...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Who Is My Neighbor?, bad attitude, who is my neighbor
bad attitude, who is my neighbor, panics: Hi Molly, Based on your description, I would lean on that famous verse that s not in the Bible but should be, God helps those that help themselves. Its important that you not hold negative feelings towards her if possible and its always to pray for...

Christianity -- Christian Living: Who's my Neighbor?, false witness, human population
false witness, human population, e mail: Sorry it took me so long to answer, I had forgotten to check up on my e-mail. When God refers to our neighbors , he means the rest of the human population, saved or not. Like in Commandment 9, You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor . Does...

Christianity -- Christian Living: New marriage...what to do?, christian mother, fianc
christian mother, fianc, license plates: Brian, I read your email a few days ago and have been pondering it. I work crazy hours and really won t be able to respond until tomorrow morning. Didn t want you to think that I had ignored you. I have been praying about it and still don t have a good...

Christianity -- Christian Living: New Religion, existence of god, brain problem
existence of god, brain problem, faith in god: No, I cannot. your brother in Christ, Marco 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...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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