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Premature Ejaculation: Premature ejaculation and mulitple orgasm, kegel exercises, kegel exercise
kegel exercises, kegel exercise, orgasm without ejaculation: The kegel exercise is squeezing the PC mucle, the little muscle group between your anus and testicls, its what you do when you are urinating and you stop the flow by squeezing that muscle. You can find a detail explanation of the exercises on the internet...

Premature Ejaculation: premature ejaculation, premature ejaculation, ejaculators
premature ejaculation, ejaculators, time drops: Hi John Thanks for contacting me. First of all, by current litarture and definitons worldwide you ARE ABSOLUTELY NORMAL.NORMAL.NORMAL. On the other hand, I can understand what you want. You want to perform the way you did it couple of years before....

Premature Ejaculation: Question, increase blood circulation, shame and guilt
increase blood circulation, shame and guilt, ejacultion: Hey Zafar Many thanks for contacting me. From your question, I feel that you have certain myths around masturbation. Let me say something.... 1. Masturbation is VERY GOOD to men. 2. It is called autoeroticism in our (sexologists ) term 3. There...

Premature Ejaculation: Question, increase blood circulation, sexual experience
increase blood circulation, sexual experience, iqbal: Hi Zafar Please read my other response. Please give some more details like your age, current and past sexual experience and in more detail the reason why take SSRIs, did some doctor precribed or you are buying over the counter? Please mail me the...

Premature Ejaculation: Sexual Health, performance anxiety, foul smell
performance anxiety, foul smell, bangalore india: Hi Leonard Thanks for contacting me. The condition that you may have is PERFORMANCE ANXIETY due to GUILT about the extramarital sexual contact. In the past you performed well...and now YOU THINK YOU CAN T. But the fact is YOU CAN, IF YOU THINK...

Premature Ejaculation: STDS, pubic lice, skin to skin
pubic lice, skin to skin, sexual partner: Hi Sam The chances are very very low for you get a STD from very minimal contact. Pubic lice is the most likely possible that can be transmitted during physical contact provided someone had pubic lice. When you are not confident of your sexual partner,...

Premature Ejaculation: soft erection and premature ejaculation, soft erections, soft erection
soft erections, soft erection, sex with my girlfriend: Thanks, Nikhil. The phase you are going through now is called assimilation to the early adult life where you need balance of many things - sex, money, studies, relationship. You can find the correct balance for you based on your needs. Good luck...

Premature Ejaculation: My sperm releases very fast when having sex, kind response, sexy person
kind response, sexy person, sex question: Hi It is very normal for a male to stat masturbation by 14 and do 5-6times a week. It is good to know that you are sexy person. What made you to think that you did too much masturbation? Who said that to you? It could be your own negative feeling...

Premature Ejaculation: I suffer from premature ejaculation, sexual behaviours, vaginal intercourse
sexual behaviours, vaginal intercourse, toilet habits: Hi That could be an important issue to be discussed. Ejaculation is a learned behaviour just like other day-to-day habits (toilet habits). Some people get it straight away getting up from the bed, where some get it only after a cup of coffee and some...

Premature Ejaculation: treatment, thick fluid, watery fluid
thick fluid, watery fluid, pre cum: Hi Ramesh, NO NEED ANY TREATMENT......This is NORMAL. The clear fluid is called pre-ejaculate (pre-cum) that comes well before the actual ejaculate which is the greyish white thick fluid. The pre-cum can have sperm in it and may cause the female partner...

Premature Ejaculation: uestion, best books, consensus
best books, consensus: Hi Zafar This is a very interesting question. PE is known for the last 120 years but there is no one definite book to explain what it is. Actually my research is in defining PE as there is no consensus so far regarding definition of PE. Do not...

Presbyterians: 1 Peter 3 : 19-20, alive in the spirit, testament believers
alive in the spirit, testament believers, evil doers: Dear David, The periscope of scripture you chose begins with verse 18 and goes to 22. This is important to keeping everything in context. It begins with the statement that Christ s single sacrifice is sufficient. This is a reference against false...

Presbyterians: 1 Timothy, female ordination, women pastors
female ordination, women pastors, algonquin park: Dear Dave, Sorry this took so long. I was with a group of pastors on a canoeing/portaging trip in Algonquin park. We are seeing the fruits of this question each day because in the Presbyterian church and other denominations there are many women pastors....

Presbyterians: Discord in the church involving the minister, executive presbyter, unhappy members
executive presbyter, unhappy members, tense situation: Under G-7.0304, the congregation alone has the authority to deal with the terms of call. However, G-11.0502j gives the Committee on Ministry (COM) of the presbytery the right (indeed, the obligation) to deal with problems such as you have mentioned. They can...

Presbyterians: True Church, presbyterian church, presbyterians
presbyterian church, presbyterians, kuykendall: Hello Bradley, You could go to the Presbyterian Publishing House site which is https://www.ppcbooks.com which has many books including the following: Meet the Presbyterians by Pat McGeachy 02 Apr 2007 Paperback Presbyterians Their History...

Presbyterians: Apostle's Creed, holy catholic church, apostles creed
holy catholic church, apostles creed, communion of saints: Hello David, You asked me a very puzzling question. I never thought of why the Apostles Creed says He rose again from the dead. In my research I conclude it is just old English. The first definition of again means return . It simply says...

Presbyterians: Presbyterian, bapts & burials, inverness scotland, ancestral home
Presbyterians: Presbyterian, bapts & burials, inverness scotland, ancestral home, guest house

Presbyterians: presbyterian & catholic divorce, catholic wedding, stubborness
Presbyterians: presbyterian & catholic divorce, catholic wedding, stubborness, annulment

Presbyterians: Presbyterian, bapts & burials, lowestoft suffolk, central bureaucracy
lowestoft suffolk, central bureaucracy, presbyterian church: Hello Bob, Presbyterians are very provincial in the fact that each congregation is self contained as far as records. There is no central bureaucracy that has the names of members. You would have to trace your ancestors by going to each Presbyterian...

Presbyterians: painting pictures, sexual immorality, eternal damnation
sexual immorality, eternal damnation, ticket to heaven: Let me ask some beginning questions so I can see where you re coming from. 1) How do you know the difference between an opinion and a conviction? 2) How do you verify any truth claims / statements? 3) Is there such a thing as reality, even if we don...

Presbyterians: presbyterian & catholic divorce, marriage annulled, catholic marriage
marriage annulled, catholic marriage, archdiocese of los angeles: Dear Elizabeth, I am sorry to hear about your parents divorcing. The Catholics are right in emphasizing that divorce is a sin. What the Presbyterians do is emphasize God s grace in forgiving that sin. Jesus even condoned divorce for adultery or abandonment....

Presbyterians: Submission, denominational position, presbyterian faith
denominational position, presbyterian faith, 1 timothy 2: Hello Amy, You ask a question that is particular of interest to me because I agree, what the church doesn t want to confront, it will ignore. This is particularly true in the PCUSA where liberal womens agenda takes precedence and even to talk about them...

Presbyterians: church history, presbyterian denomination, different denominations
presbyterian denomination, different denominations, westminster standards: The Ten Commandments - though obedience to them is only possible for someone who has been saved. (Obedience is a result of salvation - not the cause of it.) I would recommend working through the entire Westminster Shorter Catechism (which has Scriptural proofs)....

Presbyterians: church history, presbyterian denomination, conservative evangelicals
presbyterian denomination, conservative evangelicals, different denominations: Hello Allen, The last time I checked there are at least 20 branches of Presbyterianism. They all started out with John Calvin and Geneva but separated because of national identity,e.g., the Church of Scotland, Ireland, England, Hungary, Germany, Bohemia,...

Presbyterians: Jesus/Michael, greek word angelos, michael the archangel
greek word angelos, michael the archangel, hebrews 1: Josh, That s a great question. Thanks for it. Although there are different names given to Jesus, I think the answer to this is No. The ancient heresy of Arianism tended to identify them (I mean no animosity by the word heresy. The word comes from...

Presbyterians: Apostles' Creed, presbyterian church usa, lutheran church missouri synod
presbyterian church usa, lutheran church missouri synod, 1662 book of common prayer: It is not sanctioned by the PCUSA, as the Book of Confessions uses a modernized-spelling version of the creed which is given in the 1662 Book of Common Prayer (from the Church of England). The Lutheran Church (Missouri Synod) - which is very conservative on...

Presbyterians: Predestination, predestine, predestination
predestine, predestination, foreknowledge: Hello Holly, Not only do Presbyterians but Christianity in general believed in predestination before Jakob Arminius. There is no question that an honest reading of the bible teaches it. Look at Eph. 3:11. This eternal purpose of God is what we call,...

Presbyterians: Predistination, e mail address, presbyterian churches
e mail address, presbyterian churches, reformed theology: Hello Sarah, There are two biblical highlights that Reformed theology holds to. They are God is sovereign and we are responsible . We may not be able to articulate how free will and God s sovereignty fit together but this is what God s Word teaches....

Presbyterians: Trusting God, jesus commands, lord jesus
jesus commands, lord jesus, wellspring: Hi Wendy. Thanks for writing. I think you re off to a good start, trusting in Christ and wanting to live according to his Word is the wellspring from which you will get your life together. Let s start with first things first, which is actually the...

Presbyterians: Baptism in the Presbyterian Church, presbyterian faith, profession of faith
presbyterian faith, profession of faith, presbyterian church: Hello Karen, The idea of godparents is very old and has to do with foster parents and raising your child in the faith if something happens to you. A godparent sponsored the baptism. Today in the Catholic church it means little to most people except...

Presbyterians: What the bible says, clear conscience, older man
clear conscience, older man, good person: First, it s Biblical to say that the vilest of sinners can be forgiven, redeemed, and used of God. After all, Paul was a murderer of Christians before he became the greatest Christian missionary in Rome! Second, it s also true that people pass their problems...

Presbyterians: Baptism in the Presbyterian Church, catholic faith, catholics
Presbyterians: Baptism in the Presbyterian Church, catholic faith, catholics, baptism

Presbyterians: Leaving the Catholic Church, faith, heart
Presbyterians: Leaving the Catholic Church, faith, heart, communion of saints

Presbyterians: Presbyterian -vs-Assoc. Reformed Presbyterian, reformed presbyterian church, associate reformed presbyterian
Presbyterians: Presbyterian -vs-Assoc. Reformed Presbyterian, reformed presbyterian church, associate reformed presbyterian, arp church

Presbyterians: presbyterian vs catholic, true church, popes
Presbyterians: presbyterian vs catholic, true church, popes, successors

Presbyterians: Leaving the Catholic Church, reformed presbyterian church, associate reformed presbyterian
reformed presbyterian church, associate reformed presbyterian, associate reformed presbyterian church: Hello Joy, I am so glad to find someone to join Martin Luther and me in guilt. Catholics live and breathe on guilt. I went to Catholic school for 12 years and they taught it well. And most of it was well founded. The problem Roman Catholics make...

Presbyterians: mixed marriage, jesus christ is lord, ireland religion
jesus christ is lord, ireland religion, praying to the saints: Hello Rebecca, You are right, it is an important question. So many people want to get married and religion is the ONE thing they don t discuss even though it is the most, deep, important discussion you must have before marriage. You don t discuss it...

Presbyterians: Presbyterian -vs-Assoc. Reformed Presbyterian, reformed presbyterian church, westminster confession of faith
reformed presbyterian church, westminster confession of faith, associate reformed presbyterian: Hello Joy again, When I first went into the ministry almost 30 years ago I almost took an Assoc. Pres. Church but instead went into the PCUSA. So I am hazy on the fine details. But I can tell you more generally. The Assoc. Reformed Pres Church...

Presbyterians: presbyterian vs catholic, catholic baptism, christ presbyterian
catholic baptism, christ presbyterian, church communion: Hello Rebecca, I went 12 years to Catholic school and was on the way to becoming a priest so I can answer you fairly well. The two big differences between Catholics and Presbyterians is on church authority and the sacraments. Catholics have authority...

Presbyterians: baptism, john of patmos, triune god
john of patmos, triune god, great apostasy: Steve, First, Christians don t worship on Sunday because of the testimony of the Church Fathers. We worship on Sunday because it is the day of the Lord s resurrection (Matt. 24; Mark 16; Luke 24). It s also the day that the faith communities founded by...

Presbyterians: Calvinism, canonsburg pa 15317, bruce bickel
canonsburg pa 15317, bruce bickel, reformed denominations: I can do better than that. Here is an invitation to a Calvinistic conference. You could Google the group for more information. Reformation Society of Pittsburgh Please note the March 8th Seminar “Puritan View of the Pulpit”, Dr....

Presbyterians: Comtemporary Issues, judea samaria, new testament church
judea samaria, new testament church, hopewell twp: Hello again, The Presbyterian church was once the major denomination in the US. AT the time of the REvolutionary War it looked as if the USA would be a Presbyterian nation. But the emphasis of the presbyterian church on educated clergy meant...

Presbyterians: should the marriage bond be honored by all, if one spouse (a believer) does not attend church?, protestant churches, pcusa church
protestant churches, pcusa church, marriage bond: By most mainline I mean that most of the big protestant denominations (PCUSA, United Methodist, Lutheran, Episcopalian, etc) would have ignored the problem - because they regularly ignore the problem. They re afraid that if they confront sin, people will...

Presbyterians: 10%, european christians, cheerful heart
european christians, cheerful heart, priestly duties: Hello Erik, Barma s recent poll records that only about 3% of American s tithed last year. So the idea of tithing in actuality is very small. Tithing was first recorded in Genesis 14:20. After winning an astounding victory in battle and retrieving...

Presbyterians: presbyterians, mediator, catholics
Presbyterians: presbyterians, mediator, catholics, inaccuracies

Presbyterians: the sabbath, jesus god, gentiles
Presbyterians: the sabbath, jesus god, gentiles, synagogue

Presbyterians: my marriage, guardian angels, god need
guardian angels, god need, eyes of god: Hi Josh, The quote was from the dictionary. But the evidence we should be civilly married is from Romans 13. Let every person be subordinate to the higher authorities, for there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been established...

Presbyterians: my marriage, guardian angels, god need
guardian angels, god need, eyes of god: Josh, What you fail to recognize is that the elders who negotiated the terms of betrothal (as demonstrated in Ruth 4 and Deuteronomy 19-25) were the legal authority for recognizing marriage arrangements and regularize de facto relationships. The families...

Presbyterians: origin of presby, christian missionaries, saving relationship
christian missionaries, saving relationship, lord and savior: Hello Derrick, I know that the Presbyterian church in Ghana started in 1835 with the arrival of four Swiss missionaries to the Gold Coast with the mission of leading the people to a saving relationship with Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. I also hear...

Presbyterians: plural marriages, social outcast, boston globe
social outcast, boston globe, plural marriages: Jesus actually answers this question. In Matthew 19:1-9, Jesus refers back to the creation mandate of one man and one woman together faithfully, for life, as the norm of marriage. The polygamy recorded in the time of the patriarchs was an aberration of God...

Presbyterians: plural marriages, polygamy in the bible, boston globe
polygamy in the bible, boston globe, jacob david: Hello AJ The bible records polygamy but never explicitly approves of it.The first instance of polygamy in the Bible was Lamech in Genesis 4:19, “Lamech married two women…” Several prominent men in the Old Testament were polygamists. Abraham, Jacob, David,...

Presbyterians: presbyterians, free presbyterianism, crucifixion of christ
free presbyterianism, crucifixion of christ, scripture and tradition: Hello Rozz The Presbyterian Church was part of a movement in the 16th Century called THE Reformation . Presbyterians were known as the Reformed church because they didn t want to separate from the Roman Catholics but wanted to bring the RC church back...

Presbyterians: the sabbath, sabbath service, christian sabbath
sabbath service, christian sabbath, sabbath school: Hello Sandra, You ask a very good question. And the answer has to do with the word sabbath . It went out of common use in the English language. That word and the word Sunday became pretty much the same. So while some churches still say Sabbath...

Presbyterians: "unclean meats", jehovah s witnesses, human traditions
jehovah s witnesses, human traditions, apocalyptic literature: While it is a future event to the prophet, the people groups (such as Tubal and Javan) have passed from history. The prophecy can t be fulfilled literally. (We shouldn t expect it to be, as it has most of the marks of early apocalyptic literature.) Thus, we...

Presbyterians: Pastor's salary, presbytery executive, s pastor
presbytery executive, s pastor, base salary: You ask a very important question. The two things that a congregation does is to elect it s pastor and to approve his salary every year as terms of call. It should be listed prominently in every Annual Report. What you report is very wrong and dangerous...

Presbyterians: Pre-Destination, hearts of stone, reformed faith
hearts of stone, reformed faith, presbyterians: Hello George, You ask a very fascinating question. Yes, what marks the Reformed Faith (which include Presbyterians and many other Christians) is the focus on God s Sovereignty and man s fallenness. We believe the bible clearly teaches both and like Martin...

Presbyterians: The Shack, regent college vancouver, james ryle
regent college vancouver, james ryle, creative brilliance: I have not read this book. But here is what other people are saying about it. When the imagination of a writer and the passion of a theologian cross-fertilize the result is a novel on the order of The Shack. This book has the potential to do for...

Presbyterians: unconditional election, lord jesus christ, romans 9
lord jesus christ, romans 9, spiritual blessings: Hello Bill, I was a student of Dr. John Gerstner of Pgh Theo. Seminary and an expert on Jonathan Edwards. The whole argument as he saw it was over God s supremecy or Man s Freewill. If there is anything in man that deserves salvation then God...

Presbyterians: Age of Mary, Mary, bible
Mary, bible, christianity: Nick, The Bible doesn t give a specific answer to either question, so no one could be dogmatic about it. However, from its silence on the matter, we can assume two things: 1) There was nothing unusual about a girl her age being pregnant; and 2) there was...

Presbyterians: God command of killing, famous archeologist, william f albright
famous archeologist, william f albright, child sacrifice: First, there are general reasons for the annihilation of peoples like the Canaanites. These are the peoples who possess the promised land which God gave to Israel. The primary reason stated above is that these peoples are exceedingly wicked. If they are not...

Presbyterians: God command of killing, fear of god, god jesus
fear of god, god jesus, amalekites: Hello Nick, We don t have to prove anything. God is God and His will will be done. You either stand with God and obey or you think you know better than God and do what you think is right. In fact that is the worst of all evils. That is what Saul did...

Presbyterians: Old testaments mention Trinity, christian thinktank, old testaments
christian thinktank, old testaments, jacob david: Jewish Jews do not believe in the Trinity. There are, however, Jews who have converted to Christianity. They give their reasons - the places where they found God in Trinity - in many places. Here s an excellent website that does just that. http://www.amfi.org/trinity.htm...

Presbyterians: About Paradise and Hell, first corinthians, everlasting torment
first corinthians, everlasting torment, fire and brimstone: Hello Nick, Life after death is one of the central teachings of Christianity. Our conception of life after death has a vital influence upon our daily life and our relationship with God. You ask a very important question. Although the Bible tells...

Presbyterians: Throne and Lamb, lamb god, revelation 5
lamb god, revelation 5, god the father: God is seated on the throne in Revelation 4:10. It seems specifically to point to the person of God the Father as seated on the throne. The Lamb is Jesus Christ. The bride of the Lamb is the Church, redeemed from every kindred, tribe, and tongue...

Presbyterians: Throne and Lamb, savior jesus christ, lamb of god
savior jesus christ, lamb of god, blood of the lamb: According to the only orthodox interpretation of Scripture it is none other than our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ who is the Lamb of God mentioned in Rev. 5:6. The Bride of the Lamb are those who are saved by the blood of the Lamb, e.g., all believers,...

Presbyterians: Trinity and Jews, jews for jesus, jacob david
jews for jesus, jacob david, adam cain: Hello Nick, Since most Jews do not believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, no they do not believe in the Trinity. But Messianic or completed Jews do accept Christ as God and thus believe in the Trinity. Since the other people you mention...

Presbyterians: Authority of the Bible, Presbyterian, bible
Presbyterian, bible, scripture: Real Presbyterians will follow the Westminster Confession of Faith, which says: Of the Holy Scripture 1. Although the light of nature, and the works of creation and providence do so far manifest the goodness, wisdom, and power of God, as to leave men...

Presbyterians: Denomination of Protestants, denominations of christianity, faith god
denominations of christianity, faith god, importance of baptism: Hello Nick, Why are there so many denominations of Christianity? Denomination is usually used in currency, e.g., the $1, $5, $10 denomination bill. It is all still currency and valid but there are some differences in value. You would rather have...

Presbyterians: Denomination of Protestants, world christian encyclopedia, oxford university press
world christian encyclopedia, oxford university press, true denomination: It s not quite accurate to say that there are no sub-denominations in the Roman and Eastern churches. Let me give you a synopsis of what can be found in David A. Barrett’s World Christian Encyclopedia: A Comparative Survey of Churches and Religions in the...

Presbyterians: depression and anxiety, pied pipers, psalm 22
pied pipers, psalm 22, mental illnesses: I believe that God loves us no matter what, and that mental illnesses are part of the brokenness of this world that Jesus Christ will overthrow on the Last Day. If you look at the Psalms, you ll see the gamut of emotion. Anxiety, anger, love, hate, depression,...

Presbyterians: Denomination of Protestants, world christian encyclopedia, church denominations
Presbyterians: Denomination of Protestants, world christian encyclopedia, church denominations, catholic denominations

Presbyterians: free bible, punjab pakistan, pakistan post
punjab pakistan, pakistan post, free bible: God bless you Jasmhaid, I have contacted the Gideons (which is a group of Christians that try to get a bible into everyone s hands in their own language) and asked if they could send you a bible in your own language. They will either send you one or...

Presbyterians: Christian guidance / counseling, high school sweethearts, christian guidance
high school sweethearts, christian guidance, guidance counseling: Ron, first of all, I will pray for you and Karen. Secondly, it is hard for me to say what a pastor at another Church might do. It would depend on how heavy his load was at the time. For someone who sounds as sincere about wanting to work to a solution as...

Presbyterians: Divorce and remarriage, 1 corinthians 7, stiletto heel
1 corinthians 7, stiletto heel, interpretation of the bible: Abuse = abandonment of the marital covenant, so Paul has already covered the issue. Sorry if I wrongly personalized the issue. I agree that we should know our spouses well. Adultery is a flaw of being unable to say no to the lusts of the flesh. People...

Presbyterians: ethical and moral concerns, presbyterian churches, congregation member
presbyterian churches, congregation member, moral lapse: Hi, Sally. Since you re asking this in the Presbyterian section, I ll assume this is a Presbyterian Church of some stripe. Presbyterian churches generally have in principle a clear way for handling offenses. You should read over Matthew 18:15-20 to get...

Presbyterians: Forgiveness of souls in Hell, living in the presence of god, place of torment
living in the presence of god, place of torment, place called hell: Hi Joyce, You bring up my least favorite subject. I like dealing with it about as much as a doctor likes dealing with cancer. And like a doctor who works to help people avoid getting cancer, I hope the outcome of my work will be to keep people from hell,...

Presbyterians: homosexuality and Christianity, homosexuality and christianity, parable of the talents
homosexuality and christianity, parable of the talents, good to god: If your faith is only good to you, it s of no good to God s kingdom. Read the parable of the talents in Matthew 25:14-30. God thinks sex is a big deal because we re created in his image as male and female. Not male and female and female. Not male and male....

Presbyterians: Mixed marriages, catholics and protestants, wedding bells
catholics and protestants, wedding bells, catholic ceremony: Hello Jeff, You are very intelligent to think this thing through before you act. Most people just marry and think about it afterwords when the whole mess opens up. You are wrong to think God wants what is best for you, He just wants the best,...

Presbyterians: predestination, westminster confession of faith, crucifixion of jesus
westminster confession of faith, crucifixion of jesus, confession of faith: I can respect that, Joyce, although you clearly have some spiritual concern and some knowledge of the subject. Your objections sound much like mine through high school and when I entered college. It s not quite true that the only place that God is found...

Presbyterians: predestination, hearts of stone, sinful man
hearts of stone, sinful man, absolute authority: Hello Ashley, To understand predestination you must start from the most important question first. If you don t answer this question correctly you will never understand it. The question is Who is sovereign, you or God? If you hold to complete free...

Presbyterians: predetermination, path god, heaven and hell
path god, heaven and hell, predetermination: It is true that no action you do can affect the outcome. However, it is equally true that your actions effect the outcome. John Calvin once wrote a letter to a woman who had asked him how she could know if she were destined for heaven or hell. Dr. Calvin...

Presbyterians: Sin, westminster shorter catechism, westminster catechism
westminster shorter catechism, westminster catechism, pre marital sex: Leslie, I m not sure which catechism you re referring to. The Westminster Shorter Catechism says: Q. 14. What is sin? A. Sin is any want of conformity unto, or transgression of, the law of God. (Leviticus 5:17. And if a soul sin, and commit any of these...

Presbyterians: abortion, presbyterian denomination, presbyterians
presbyterian denomination, presbyterians, pcusa: It depends on which Presbyterians you re talking about. The historic and widespread Presbyterian conviction is Prolife. However, there is a very vocal faction within the American mainline Presbyterian denomination (the PCUSA) that advocates for abortion at...

Presbyterians: God's Law, papal rome, new christ
Presbyterians: God's Law, papal rome, new christ, fourth commandment

Presbyterians: unitarian vs presbyterian, unitarian christianity, miracles on demand
Presbyterians: unitarian vs presbyterian, unitarian christianity, miracles on demand, definition of christianity

Presbyterians: God's Law, second coming of jesus, sabbath day
second coming of jesus, sabbath day, heaven and earth: Hello Craig, If you are interested in a Christian denomination that keeps the Old Testament Sabbath (Most Christians observe Sunday as the Sabbath because it is the day Jesus arose), try the Seventh Day Adventists. They seem to have many of the same...

Presbyterians: God's Law, second coming of jesus, sabbath day
second coming of jesus, sabbath day, heaven and earth: We both know this isn t a question but a Seventh Day Adventist tirade. If the Apostles believed that Christ s Lordship of the Sabbath meant freedom from Jewish ceremonial, and yet the moral command to set aside a day remained - so they chose the Day of...

Presbyterians: Presbyterian Pastor and views, presbyterian pastor, peace with god
presbyterian pastor, peace with god, paternity test: Hello Courtney, I encourage you to read Luke 18:1-8 about persisting for a just cause. Don t let yourself get intimated by members of his fathers church. They know it takes two to tango and it is his fault too. Ask for and expect their support....

Presbyterians: unitarian vs presbyterian, Unitarian, Presbyterian
Unitarian, Presbyterian, False religion: Hello Marissa, There is a world of difference between unitarians and Presbyterians. Presbyterian are Christians and Unitarians are not. They may say they are Christians but they are very clear that they do not believe Jesus is the Son of God, equal...

Presbyterians: Is God in Control?, God's sovereignty
God's sovereignty: Hello Jim, God s Sovereignty(which means that God is in total control) has always been the hallmark of Presbyterianism and biblical faith. God is either sovereign or else someone or something else is and that would make God not God. There was a period...

Presbyterians: prayer, working atmosphere, peaceful life
working atmosphere, peaceful life, spiritual resources: Hello, I am very sorry for all the suffering you are going through. When we suffer we do ask God why? We do feel like giving up, we do get beaten down and we do suffer. Jesus said to expect this in this world that we live in. But He also says...

Presbyterians: predestination, sovereignty of god, absolute sovereignty
sovereignty of god, absolute sovereignty, protestant denominations: Hello Madaline, Here are some things about predestination. Predestination is properly used only with reference to God s plan or purpose of salvation. The Greek word rendered predestinate is found only in these six passages, Acts 4:28; Rom. 8:29,...

Presbyterians: predestination, holy servant jesus, pontius pilate
holy servant jesus, pontius pilate, heaven and the earth: Hi, Madeline. What a great question. First of all, predestination is not a denominational thing, but a biblical thing. The Bible speaks of it all over the place. For example, in Acts 4:24-28, the Scripture says, Sovereign Lord, who made the heaven...

Presbyterians: predestination, total depravity, filthy rags
total depravity, filthy rags, protestant denominations: Yes. The doctrine of original sin (and total depravity) means that none of us is so good. (“… all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” – Romans 3:23; “There is no one righteous, not even one … ” – Romans 3:10; “… and all our righteousness is as...

Presbyterians: Riches, god and mammon, man jesus
god and mammon, man jesus, treasures on earth: hello David, You are indeed on the right track. There is nothing in the scriptures that say that Jesus was a monetarily wealthy man. Jesus and the disciples only had what people shared with them as they traveled. Jesus instructed his disciples in...

Presbyterians: Riches, wealth and prosperity, earthly parents
wealth and prosperity, earthly parents, time david: David, I am glad that your brother has become a Christian. It seems, however, that he is being influenced by the health, wealth, and prosperity people who see God as a means to an end. I think that your reading of Philippians 2 is correct. There would...

Presbyterians: saints and santa claus, prayers to the saints, dead christians
prayers to the saints, dead christians, apostle paul: Hi Cindy, Your sister-in-law is mistaken. Presbyterians believe in saints, in fact we believe that everyone who is in Christ is a saint because this is what the Bible teaches. The word saint is used to refer to anyone who is a Christian. The Apostle...

Presbyterians: baptism, father son and holy spirit, infinite regression
father son and holy spirit, infinite regression, heavenly parents: Hello Audrey, Thanks for writing. No, LDS baptism is not recognized, because Mormons are not recognized by any Christian denomination as Christians. You would have to confess one God, salvation through Christ, join the Christian church and be baptized....

Presbyterians: eating lamb, hebrew christians, protestant orthodoxy
hebrew christians, protestant orthodoxy, reformed christianity: Generally within Reformed Christianity there is no prescription with regard to foods. Historically, this was based on passages like Hebrews 13:9-10: Do not be led away by diverse and strange teachings, for it is good for the heart to be strengthened by...

Presbyterians: why ?, new testament greek, law and order svu
new testament greek, law and order svu, testament canon: Hello Jaymus, You are a thinker, that is a very good thing. You address many important questions that many people pass over. We are living in a very confusing world. You have to be very careful how you answer those questions. We can answer them...

Presbyterians: Baptism, westminster confession of faith, baptism question
westminster confession of faith, baptism question, presbyterian churches: It sounds like a wonderful plan, then! I pray that our gracious Lord, who so loved us that he sent His Son that by His stripes we should be healed, will bring healing to this family, and His grace and love would be greatly magnified in them and in you....

Presbyterians: Presbyterians & Catholics..., power of the holy spirit, central tenets
power of the holy spirit, central tenets, roman catholics: I m sure you mean ROMAN Catholics, since Presbyterians are - by nature of their Trinitarian Baptism and their acceptance of the three creeds of the undivided, catholic church - catholics. Roman Catholics believe in an infallible tradition, putting the sacred...

Presbyterians: Presbyterians & Catholics..., westminster confession of faith, presbyterian churches
westminster confession of faith, presbyterian churches, roman catholic church: Simon, When I saw your question, I thought Oh, boy - thanks for specifying 25 words or less. I grew up in the Roman Catholic Church, so I can tell you exactly what the crux of the issue is. While there are some subtle and less important difference,...

Presbyterians: Process of converting from Catholic to Presbyterian faith, presbyterian faith, profession of faith
presbyterian faith, profession of faith, catholic priests: Hello Peggy, You describe a situation which is becoming very commonplace today. Denominations mean little anymore. And there is some reason for this. You will find little difference between them which is good in a way. It is wonderful that they shopped...

Presbyterians: predestination, human standpoint, world of uncertainty
human standpoint, world of uncertainty, eternal perspective: Hello Sandra The problem with your whole question is that it looks at God from a human standpoint, not from God s eternal perspective. We live in a world of uncertainty, choices, mistakes and retries. God is outside this limited, sinful world. ...

Presbyterians: the unpordanable sin, god in my life, relationship with god
god in my life, relationship with god, councelling: Caroline, I have just finished praying for you and will continue to do so. It would take a book to address the unpardonable sin, so I hope you can simply trust me when I say that I am confident that if you are worried that you have committed it, worried...

Presbyterians: children, bible jesus, persistent widow
bible jesus, persistent widow, holy spirit: Hello Liz, You are in an increasingly growing group of people whose children have left the faith. It is heart breaking to see what should be most important in their lives not being important at all. God created them and they turned their backs on Him,...

Presbyterians: How do you know if you are called by God?, priesthood blessings, litmus tests
priesthood blessings, litmus tests, litmus test: The classical reformed position is between the inward call (which only an individual can discern) and the outward call (which comes publicly through the church - via the session, then via the Committee on Preparation for Ministry, and then via the presbytery...

Presbyterians: Presbyterian Church (USA) / Cumberland Presbyterians, cumberland presbyterian church, presbyterian church usa
cumberland presbyterian church, presbyterian church usa, cumberland presbyterians: Hello Erich, The Cumberland Presbyterian church was one of the breakaway denominations of the Presbyterian Church during the Old Side/New Side Controversy of the late 1700s. The Old side were the Scottish congregations that favored having a very educated...

Presbyterians: pre-marital "fooling around", sexual intercourse, song of solomon
sexual intercourse, song of solomon, forsaking all others: What on earth makes you think I m opposed to sexual intercourse? The Bible has an entire book devoted to romantic love, focusing on its most intimate details. (It s called the Song of Songs or Song of Solomon.) As for the question of pre-marital anything,...

Presbyterians: Need a Presbytherian prayer., hospice volunteer, presbyterian faith
hospice volunteer, presbyterian faith, presbyterians: Presbyterians believe in spontaneous prayer, as well as using written forms. Simply pray that God s will be completed for her life, that she have the strength to meet whatever challenges He gives her, and that she will be more and more convinced that nothing...

Presbyterians: Protection, faith in god, free acts
faith in god, free acts, wicked king: Kayla, Your pastor has spiritual authority over you, so I do not want to contradict him, but I think you may have misunderstood what he told you. The Bible presents God as being absolutely sovereign over his creation. The Scriptures tell us, for example,...

Presbyterians: religion for teens, relationship with god, real faith
relationship with god, real faith, fact of the matter: Well, Joanne, it s not OK to not want a relationship with God, but if that s where you are, that s where you are. The fact of the matter is, though, that all human beings have a relationship with God, it s just a question of whether it is a good one or...

Presbyterians: Church Polity, son of the living god, church polity
son of the living god, church polity, apostolic succession: Hello Skip, It is good that you hold to the old school that doctrine matters It sure does matter because doctrine defines what is the Church and what isn t. Presbyterians believe in doctrine, that is that the Bible is the Word of God and that everything...

Presbyterians: Cumberland Presbyterian vs Missionary Baptist, baptism, Reformed
baptism, Reformed, Arminian: Hello Pam, First I have to admit that I know next to nothing about the Missionary Baptist Church. With the exception of some Southern Baptist and Calvinistic or Reformed Baptist churches most baptist churches are Arminian while most Presbyterian...

Presbyterians: presbyterian beliefs, cumberland presbyterian, sea of galilee
Presbyterians: presbyterian beliefs, cumberland presbyterian, sea of galilee, unclean spirits

Presbyterians: Types of Presbyterians
Presbyterians: Types of Presbyterians

Presbyterians: Loss of Faith, british christians, profound sadness
british christians, profound sadness, severe depression: Dear Rebecca, I am so, SO sorry for all that you have suffered. The result of your experience is what the author of Ecclesiastes struggled with. He had been taught truth about God, but that truth didn t seem to match his experience of what he encountered...

Presbyterians: presbyterian beliefs, presbyterian beliefs, presbyterian faith
presbyterian beliefs, presbyterian faith, human rulers: Hello Sandy, Presbyterians believe that the Bible is the Word of God telling us what to believe and how to act. The Bible addresses the subject of demons but it is one topic we would rather not think about because it is scary. I was just at a church...

Presbyterians: One More Question: Sola Scriptura, sufficiency of scripture, authority of scripture
sufficiency of scripture, authority of scripture, psalm 19: Hi Skip, It makes me glad to hear you are thinking about and discerning about these very important issues. It makes me very sad to see the masses who just couldn t care less and are perishing in ignorance. I think I answered some of your question...

Presbyterians: Types of Presbyterians, confessing church movement, independent missionaries
confessing church movement, independent missionaries, new wineskins: Hello Skip, You ask questions that are dear to my heart. Yes, the PCUSA is going through the same heresies that the Episcopal church is going through. You will find Bible believing, Christ honoring churches and the other ilk everywhere. Many...

Presbyterians: Commissioners to Presbytery- bound only by Conscience, private judgment, faith and worship
private judgment, faith and worship, pcusa: Hello Tom, I agree that the commissioner should vote his or her judgment. However as a representative they should represent the people who elected them. So again, it goes both ways. And the key is to elect those REPRESENTATIVE of what we believe...

Presbyterians: bad thoughts/OCD?, horrible thoughts, relationship with god
horrible thoughts, relationship with god, bad thoughts: Hi, Emily. Whether you have OCD or not would be beyond my ability to discern, especially through an electronic medium. But long before the advent of Psychology people had these things and figured out strategies for dealing with them. You might have OCD....

Presbyterians: What's The Difference, westminster confession of faith, presbyterian denomination
westminster confession of faith, presbyterian denomination, evangelical presbyterian church: My, Gladys, that is a very big question. Where to begin? My office mate is an Assemblies of God minister, and he and I agree on a great deal more than we disagree. In those areas of that you will typically told constitute disagreement of these two understandings...

Presbyterians: Unforgivable Sin?, blasphemy of the holy spirit, theological reflection
blasphemy of the holy spirit, theological reflection, mad at god: Dan, I see your question came at 2AM (my time, at least) - a poor time for theological reflection, though fine for prayer. The blasphemy of the Holy Spirit must be read in context: First of all, blasphemy is a sin that can only be done with words. It’s...

Presbyterians: Confused!, mormon friend, home planets
mormon friend, home planets, book of mormon: Thanks for your spiritual concern, Lo. I ve read the Book of Mormon several times, and have read their theology and history by adherents to Mormonism, those who have left Mormonism and others who have researched Mormonism. In this day and age when there...

Presbyterians: catholic, lord and savior, presbyterian church
lord and savior, presbyterian church, presbyterians: Hello, Baptism in the Presbyterian church isn t much different from that in the Catholic church with the exception that we do not say that baptism saves the child. We emphasize that God s promises are for believers and their children and if you have...

Presbyterians: PRESBTERIANS BELIEFS, jesus and the holy spirit, god jesus
Presbyterians: PRESBTERIANS BELIEFS, jesus and the holy spirit, god jesus, faith without works

Presbyterians: old covenant, mosaic covenant, eternal covenant
mosaic covenant, eternal covenant, psalm 111: That s a really thought- provoking question, Alex. Thank you for it. I would have known that your friend was Jewish by the translation he gave you (the transliterated torah instead of Law , the dropping of vowels from the word God, and H-shem ( the Name...

Presbyterians: old covenant, mosaic covenant, eternal covenant
mosaic covenant, eternal covenant, psalm 111: Hello Alex, The Gospel of Matthew records these words of Jesus: “Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them. I tell you the truth, until heaven and earth disappear, not the...

Presbyterians: The Pope, westminster confession of faith, presbyterian churches
westminster confession of faith, presbyterian churches, confession of faith: Brendan, The Westminster Confession of Faith, which is the theological statement that most Presbyterians around the world hold to, does anathematize the papacy as antichrist. However, very few sects of presbyterianism actually hold to that view. Most national...

Presbyterians: PRESBTERIANS BELIEFS, perseverance of the saints, reformed faith
perseverance of the saints, reformed faith, palm of his hand: To believe that you can lose your salvation - you have to believe that salvation depends on what we do and not totally on what Christ has done. Therefore they believe you can choose and unchoose salvation. The bible does not teach this. Some Christians...

Presbyterians: Baptism, new testament times, new testament church
new testament times, new testament church, infant baptism: Hello Susan, You ask a very important question. It was the tradition of the Christian church from New Testament times (note how Cornelius in Acts 10 was baptized along with his whole family which included all the children of all ages) This baptism was...

Presbyterians: damnation, liberty man, default condition
liberty man, default condition, natural liberty: Well, Joyce, there s no proof that Napoleon ever lived either, if one is looking for mathematical proof. Assuming Napoleon s existence, though, makes the best sense of the word as it is. Without God, there really is no saying that this or that behavior...

Presbyterians: dancing and singing in the spirit, baptism in the holy spirit, pentecostal movement
baptism in the holy spirit, pentecostal movement, dance like david: Hello and God bless you, I love Pentecostals. They offer the body of Christ what the Presbyterian do not, that is open expressions of feelings of love and joy in the Lord. There are advantages and disadvantages in each denomination and this is good...

Presbyterians: religion, pilgrim holiness church, mary baker eddy
Presbyterians: religion, pilgrim holiness church, mary baker eddy, king henry viii

Presbyterians: can i lose my salvation, short comings, bad experience
short comings, bad experience, fundamental question: Here s the fundamental question you need to answer: Why are you saved and your unbelieving neighbour or family member (who has heard the same preaching) is not saved? There are two options: 1) I m saved because I m exceptionally (holy, humble, good, smart,...

Presbyterians: Marriage ceremony, lutheran traditions, marriage blessing
lutheran traditions, marriage blessing, book of common worship: The Presbyterian Church, being a free church (i.e. having no liturgy to which one must conform, save in using the triune name in baptism and using 1 Corinthians in the Lord s Supper) has not official service for the solemnization of marriage. (The Anglican...

Presbyterians: Ordination Guidelines, suitable gifts, strong faith
suitable gifts, strong faith, violent assault: Hello Seth, Thank you for asking these important questions. Here is what the Presbyterian Book of Order (which you can read online at www.pcusa.org) says about the office of elder: Elders should be persons of faith, dedication, and good judgment....

Presbyterians: PCA question, pca church, presbyterian church
pca church, presbyterian church, catholic background: Hello Kim, I know what you are talking about because I am also sensitive on that question. The PCA is a good solid Evangelical church but it is a reactionary church. It has been fighting so many heresies in the Presbyterian church (it is a breakoff...

Presbyterians: Presbyterian, presbyterian denominations, reformation church
presbyterian denominations, reformation church, presbyterian usa: Hello Deana, There are many Presbyterian denominations - all break offs from the original Reformation Church inspired by John Calvin. Look this up on the Internet and you will see them and what each one believes. http://www.tateville.com/churches.html...

Presbyterians: religion, presbyterian denominations, presbyterian religion
presbyterian denominations, presbyterian religion, triune god: Hello Diana, Presbyterianism is a branch of the Christian faith that came out of the reformation. Here is a short declaration of what we believe from the PCUSA web site. I encourage you to look there and other places on the WEB. There are many Presbyterian...

Presbyterians: Spiritual Dissolution of Marriage, divorce, breakups
divorce, breakups, marriage: Hello Peter, I am sorry to hear about your impending divorce. I hope you took every opportunity to fix what broke your marriage through counseling, etc. You didn t say if you had children but I always warn couples that no matter how nice they break...

Presbyterians: installation of Pastor, presbyterian denominations, kind thoughts
presbyterian denominations, kind thoughts, photo gift: Thanks for your kind thoughts, Cindy. I m glad if it was helpful. With regard to ratings: Your question was an easy one, but sometimes people ask very hard questions of things they are dealing with. I want to give them the best answers I can, and not let...

Presbyterians: the original language and present scripture in English, masculine noun, cardinal number
masculine noun, cardinal number, semantic domain: David, I m so sorry this come to you so late. I had composed a rather long and detailed answer, but apparently it didn t register when I hit send and there is no copy of it anywhere, so I will boil down in brief what I wrote there. It s an axiom of...

Presbyterians: how close is Presbyterians to the Catholic Church and beliefs, eternal security of the believer, catholic clergy
eternal security of the believer, catholic clergy, catholic bible: Hello. The easiest way to tell the differences between Catholics and Presbyterians is that Presbyterians and Protestants in general, hold to the teachings of the Bible. Catholics do the same, except that they value their traditions as much or more than...

Presbyterians: how close is Presbyterians to the Catholic Church and beliefs, presbyterian denomination, presbyterian faith
Presbyterians: how close is Presbyterians to the Catholic Church and beliefs, presbyterian denomination, presbyterian faith, presbyterian worship

Presbyterians: morbid thoughts pestering me, evil demons, morbid thoughts
evil demons, morbid thoughts, lab science: God bless you Hugh, It is good you wrote. The devil works in darkness so it is important to share such thoughts with other Christians and addressed in prayer so the devil can be exposed and made powerless. We live in a world that is fallen so...

Presbyterians: Reformed?, reformed presbyterians, conservative denomination
reformed presbyterians, conservative denomination, presbyterian family: Hello Stacy, There should be no difference between Reformed Presbyterians and regular Presbyterians. We are all reformed in the fact that we are Calvinists (what reformed means). But there are about 20 different denominations of Presbyterians...

Presbyterians: willful sin, christian perfectionism, wesleyan holiness
christian perfectionism, wesleyan holiness, westminster larger catechism: Josh, Christian perfectionism (the idea that real Christians can t willfully sin) is an Arminian idea, a pernicious error that continues in the Wesleyan / Holiness tradition. It is contrary to the Word of God (where St. Paul claims that he regularly sins,...

Presbyterians: Catholic-Presbyterian Wedding, lord and savior, catholic institution
lord and savior, catholic institution, religious backgrounds: Hello Tom, Thanks for your question. I can see your situation from both sides since I grew up and attended Catholic school. The very first thing I want you to understand is that you are treading in dangerous waters. The first thing you say is that...

Presbyterians: PCUSA vs. CP, confession of faith, sinful mankind
Presbyterians: PCUSA vs. CP, confession of faith, sinful mankind, sovereign god

Presbyterians: Healing, healing miracles, francis macnutt
healing miracles, francis macnutt, medical journals: The fact is that medical journals concern themselves with reproducible trials of clinical treatment, approaches, and population studies. They aren t there to chronicle anomalies (and that s what healing miracles are). You can t reproduce (at will) a healing...

Presbyterians: PCUSA vs. CP, cumberland presbyterian church, cumberland presbyterians
cumberland presbyterian church, cumberland presbyterians, confession of faith: Hello Caleb, You are mostly accurate about the state of the PCUSA. From being the most biblical, most godly denomination that came out of the Reformation it has been taken over by the things that you mention. I often ponder how it happened but I think...

Presbyterians: New believers, jesus disciples, charles spurgeon
jesus disciples, charles spurgeon, jerry bridges: Hi, Darlene. Of course it s possible, and not only for new believers. The more we grow in Christ, the more aware we become of our own sin, so a funny thing happens: as a person becomes more sanctified his/her realization of his/her sin increases, sometimes...

Presbyterians: Revelation, pontifex maximus, presbyterian denomination
pontifex maximus, presbyterian denomination, city of seven hills: There is a diversity of opinion on the symbolism of the Book of Revelation in current Presbyterianism. Classically, the Presbyterians have either been postmillenial (following Augustine, Calvin, Edwards, et al.) or amillenial (more recent Presbyterians like...

Presbyterians: Salvation, believing in jesus, scriptural support
believing in jesus, scriptural support, satisfactory answer: Funny you should ask that. The very subject came up in my own devotions this morning. Here s the top and bottom of it - we are saved by grace alone. PERIOD. We are not saved by grace PLUS KNOWING IT S ONLY BY GRACE. Does our sanctification depend, in part,...

Presbyterians: salvation, true vine, spirit move
Presbyterians: salvation, true vine, spirit move, heart god

Presbyterians: Mark 16:16, gift of the holy spirit, council of nicea
gift of the holy spirit, council of nicea, water baptism: A little Greek is a dangerous thing, primarily because the weightier concepts (such as aspect & Aktionsart) require a great deal of working familiarity with grammar and basic syntax (which is rarely achieved in seminary or bible college level training). That...

Presbyterians: Searching for answers, God, good
God, good, sovereigty: Hello, You ask a very good question most people don t like to think about. In the situation you describe God was commanding radical surgery on Canaan that those pagans had to be removed so that Israel could go into the promised land. God is sovereign...

Presbyterians: Searching for answers, joshua 6, question thanks
joshua 6, question thanks, time don: Hi, Don. No, you are not exceeding your question quota. You sound like a true Presbyterian, by which I mean someone who wrestles with things in the Bible that are hard. I could give you a list of MINE and see if you can help ME! To some degree, some questions...

Presbyterians: salvation, salvation, losing
salvation, losing, Armenian: Hello Meg, You read something wrong. You cannot lose your salvation because Jesus said I will never leave you nor forsake you. And John 3 states He who comes from above is above all. He who is of the earth belongs to the earth and speaks in an...

Presbyterians: unpardonable sin, bilble, holy spirit
bilble, holy spirit, jesus christ: The unpardonable sin is to resist God s Spirit as He ministers to you the truth of who Jesus Christ is. That s what happened to the Pharisees and Sadducees - they had all the evidence they needed that Jesus was the Messiah, but they rejected him to the end...even...

Presbyterians: Desperate questions, gay, homosexuality
gay, homosexuality, teenagers: Hello James, You sound much more mature than 16 years old. If you are really serious about what you write and ask my opinion here it is. 1. Don t fall for the worldly trap of being labeled. What a horrible thing to see your identity solely based...

Presbyterians: mustard seed sized faith, hearts of stone, seed of god
hearts of stone, seed of god, mustard seed: Hi, Ginger. Great question, and big in its implications. The Bible teaches that since man sinned and disobeyed God, he s a had a bent toward disobediance that we could well call a sinful nature (see Gen. 8:21, Ps. 51, Rom. 3:9-18). When someone exhibits...

Presbyterians: love, 1 corinthians 13, modern parlance
1 corinthians 13, modern parlance, classic passage: Human emotions are a deep thing. They are not invalid, but they shouldn t be allowed to control us either. They make good servants, but very bad masters. I ve known people to say they were in love and it turned out to be the real thing (they stayed committed...

Presbyterians: Help, mormon population, mormon wives
mormon population, mormon wives, mormon friends: Mormonism is a late-comer to the religion scene, coming up a bare 150 years ago. It made some incredible claims - most of which couldn t be tested at the time but which we are now able to test. (Genetic testing to look for traces of Israelite ancestry in Native...

Presbyterians: Obedience, sin, salvation
sin, salvation, doubt: Hello Reuben, You ask a very good question. Yes, it is normal, in fact it is a sign the Holy Spirit is working on you to produce growth and Christian maturity. But it all depends upon what kind of doubt you are talking about. There is a kind of doubt...

Presbyterians: rumor, vicious rumor, three witnesses
vicious rumor, three witnesses, glory of god: Mary, I am so sorry to hear about this, and prayed for you and this other woman before sending this response. First, I d recommend that you read Matthew 18:15-20. I do not think that Jesus prescription for how to handle when one is sinned against can...

Presbyterians: saved/born again/loneyless, loneliness, pain
loneliness, pain, separation: Hello Blain, It all depends on what you mean by loneliness . It can mean feeling alone such as feeling sad through being without friends or company. This is what your pastor is going through. It is pain through separation. Most people go through...

Presbyterians: is viva la vida about Christ?, lord jesus christ, christian message
lord jesus christ, christian message, pop song: I just briefly listened to it and read the lyrics and read a commentary about it. The band says it is not about Christ, but about some king. Some say it is about the French Revolution with King Louis having his head chopped off. The reference to about St....

Presbyterians: WCF Chapter 21, Anglicans, sports
Anglicans, sports, Sunday: Hello Robin, The Westminster Confession was not responding to Roman Catholics but to Anglicans who played sports on the Sabbath. The Declaration of Sports (also known as the Book of Sports) was a declaration of James I of England issued in 1617 listing...

Presbyterians: Eucharist, communion children, presbyterian churches
communion children, presbyterian churches, first communion: I am not sure if I answered your question. Up until 20 years ago it was about the age of 13 when children joined the church that they first took communion because communion was a sacrament for church members. Now it is open to any believer and their...

Presbyterians: Baptism, presbyterians, mormons
presbyterians, mormons, baptism: Harry, You asked the right man. The Office of Theology and Worship for the Presbyterian Church (USA) tackled this question in a 1990 booklet, outlining differences between Mormonism and Christianity (and Presbyterianism, especially). Because Mormons deny...

Presbyterians: Saving faith and sin, 2 corinthians 13, father jesus christ
2 corinthians 13, father jesus christ, lord jesus christ: Yes, Cloey, and so have many others. I think, however, that your concern is a very good indication that God has not let go of you. People who are in the greatest danger are those who sin and who are not bothered or concerned by that sin. There are three...

Presbyterians: being born again, presbyterian usa, reformed churches
presbyterian usa, reformed churches, presbyterian church: Hello Pat, You do not hear the term born again much in the Presbyterian or other Reformed churches because the term has been kidnapped by the Armenian movement which says that mankind has absolute free will to decide for or against receiving Christ...

Presbyterians: being born again, religious denominations, course jesus
Presbyterians: being born again, religious denominations, course jesus, romans 10

Presbyterians: office of church treasurer, total depravity, horrible damage
total depravity, horrible damage, presbyterian churches: Hello Carolyn, Thanks for your question. It is a good one. In every church that I have served the treasurer has been a member. But I have known other Presbyterian churches whose treasurer was not a member. I don t think it is mandated one way or the...

Presbyterians: Communion, receiving holy communion, presbyterian church usa
receiving holy communion, presbyterian church usa, latae sententiae: The PCUSA has no law against you receiving communion if you are baptized with water in the name fo the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. However, the Roman Church forbids you from receiving the bread & grape juice as Holy Communion because it is defective...

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Presbyterians: Pre-Trib, pre tribulation rapture, westminster confession of faith
pre tribulation rapture, westminster confession of faith, john nelson darby: The idea and language of a pre-tribulation rapture has its roots in the teachings of an Englishman by the name of John Nelson Darby in the late 1800 s, and an approach to Scripture he called Dispensationalism. Darby s theology spawned a cottage industry...

Presbyterians: Presbyterian Marriage ceremony, ordination certificate, state obligation
ordination certificate, state obligation, marriage ceremony: Hello Sue, I believe that the reason a pastor wants elders and deacons to serve communion is to have them use their gifts for ministry and share the work of a pastor. It is for their good (and also gets elders and deacons out visiting people which they...

Presbyterians: Rapture, term rapture, jesus in the clouds
term rapture, jesus in the clouds, heavenly signs: Presbyterians have been all over the aisle on this topic today. You probably know that the main verse for this is 1 Thessalonians 4:15-17, about the return of Jesus to gather his saints. and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive...

Presbyterians: apostolic succession, apostolic succession, apostolic doctrine
apostolic succession, apostolic doctrine, basilides: Yes and no. We would disagree that it was used in the past to determine truth in a formalistic way (viz, The successors of the apostles - that is, those ordained by the apostles, and those in turn ordained by them, are always right, no matter how erroneous...

Presbyterians: preaching, ancient creeds, loving neighbor
ancient creeds, loving neighbor, book of hebrews: Although the Scriptures do not say those words, I believe so for the following reasons. 1) Jesus had promised his disciples in Matthew 18 that where two or three of the apostles (originally) were gathered in his name he would be in their midst, and whatever...

Presbyterians: hold firm, wesleyan church, feel good time
wesleyan church, feel good time, time rock: Thank you Dan, It is indeed hard to see our culture and church fall away from the Lord. We are in a time where denominations do not matter as much as whether you believe the bible or not. We can only pray that Christ sends a revival of true religion...

Presbyterians: Biblical interpretations, interpretation of the bible, religious justification
interpretation of the bible, religious justification, subjective perception: Jeremy, I hope you re getting fine responses from people in other categories. To address your questions: 1. Why do you follow a particular denomination or accept certain interpretation? This came in the Presbyterians category, so I m assuming you...

Presbyterians: bible books, 27 books of the new testament, martyr c
27 books of the new testament, martyr c, frequent allusions: That is an excellent question. A full answer to it would take more space and time than could be devoted here, but I can give you some resources. We first have to define certainty. Skeptics will often require a mathematical certainty for such questions,...

Presbyterians: The Doctrine of Election, saviour jesus christ, presbyterian minister
saviour jesus christ, presbyterian minister, doctrine of election: The doctrine of election was expounded by St. Augustine, Bishop of Hypo in the early church. He saw that the scriptures teach that salvation is wholly of God and not of ourselves. The New Testament has fourteen references to election or God s elect. ...

Presbyterians: divinity of Christ, jehovah s witnesses, jesus is god
jehovah s witnesses, jesus is god, word trinity: Hello Conan, You are attempting to do something very difficult but all things are possible with Christ. Jehovah s Witnesses hate the trinity and are propagandized in great measure against it. They believe that Jehovah is one and that Jesus is just an...

Presbyterians: presbyterian/baptist, westminster confession of faith, london confession
westminster confession of faith, london confession, confession of faith: Michael, It depends on which denomination of Presbyterian. There are about a dozen in the US, Historically what Presbyterians believe is summarized in the Westminster Confession of Faith, which you can find on-line. Written in the 1640 s this was a consensus...

Presbyterians: schism, nicene creed, roman catholicism
nicene creed, roman catholicism, rpcna: We must make sure we understand the terms. Schism only refers to a break with lawful church authority when there is no heresy that instigates it. Thus, it is schismatic if you break away from a church because, say, you don t like the pastor or you disagree...

Presbyterians: sin, sin, lust
sin, lust, temptation: Hello Josh, Welcome to the world of temptation. Every human being has weak spot/spots and the devil knows where to pull the strings of temptation. He certainly knew Eve s in the garden. The problem with Eve is that she hung around the weak spot; which...

Presbyterians: sin, hi thanks, dishonor
hi thanks, dishonor, remorse: Unregenerate people feel no remorse over their sin (though they may hate its consequences). If you are pierced in your heart over the dishonor you give to God, then you can be sure that your sins have been nailed to the cross with Christ. Look upon his...

Presbyterians: apostacy, blessed virgin mary, wickedness
blessed virgin mary, wickedness, natural tendencies: Define Catholic Church. Do you mean the Church of Rome? Or do you mean all Christians who confess the catholic faith? Rome fell into deep error after cutting itself off from the East (which occurred in 1054). Following that break, the natural tendencies...

Presbyterians: external evidence of the Bible, b f westcott, roman catholic church
b f westcott, roman catholic church, canon of the new testament: The Church (universal) was largely segregated into locals in the apostolic age. Rome did not gain a sense of dominance until the fourth century. At that time the Church was Catholic but not Roman. I think that when the Church was truly Catholic (undivided,...

Presbyterians: lol religion, presbyterians, time visitor
Presbyterians: lol religion, presbyterians, time visitor, presbyterian

Presbyterians: Luke and one of its scriptures, pharisees and sadducees, wealth god
pharisees and sadducees, wealth god, man in the crowd: Dear Shirley: I am not sure of your specific question, so I will simply speak of the logical flow and main point of the text: 1) A man in the crowd seeks out Jesus, trying to use him as a means to a financial end, rather that recognizing Jesus for who...

Presbyterians: lol religion, life is a joke, real person
life is a joke, real person, bible: Hello real person, Could religion be a joke because your life is a joke and this is the way you see everything? Some day you will have to be serious when you are before God s throne and He asks you why you wasted the life He gave you. I suggest you...

Presbyterians: If Paedo-Baptism, why not Paedo-Communion?, believers baptism, infant baptism
believers baptism, infant baptism, r c sproul: Are you aware that in the Orthodox Church, infants are baptized, then immediately chrismated/confirmed, then immediately given holy communion? This is an ancient practice. Once you see that baptism = circumcision, then communion = passover meal. The children...

Presbyterians: If Paedo-Baptism, why not Paedo-Communion?, passover seder, believers baptism
passover seder, believers baptism, infant circumcision: Caleb, That s an excellent question, and one that seems to call for specific parallels - viz. Either the children of believers are baptized AND take communion, or they are excluded from both. Historically, the church as it has practiced infant baptism...

Presbyterians: Raising child Presbyterian and Catholic, fight fight fight, catholics and protestants
fight fight fight, catholics and protestants, protestant baptism: Hello Andrew, When I read your question I remembered an old saying You can t have your cake and eat it too! You are both strong in your faiths yet married outside your faiths and expect your child to have an equal amount of your faiths? When I hear...

Presbyterians: Tithing and charity, old testament law, god loves a cheerful giver
old testament law, god loves a cheerful giver, tithes and offerings: Tithing is an Old Testament concept. The tithe was a requirement of the law in which all Israelites were to give 10 percent of everything they earned and grew to the Tabernacle/Temple (Leviticus 27:30; Numbers 18:26; Deuteronomy 14:24; 2 Chronicles 31:5)....

Presbyterians: canon question, westminster confession of faith, work of the holy spirit
westminster confession of faith, work of the holy spirit, confession of faith: No. If we were to propose such a scheme, it would be circular reasoning (i.e., a self-referential paradigm). It s like me saying I m the king of France! and then demanding that you neither check your internal compass (do I seem like I m lying to you) or...

Presbyterians: Roman Catholicism differences, louis berkhof, righteousness of god
Presbyterians: Roman Catholicism differences, louis berkhof, righteousness of god, r c sproul

Presbyterians: Women In Church Leadership., galatians 3, infallible word
Presbyterians: Women In Church Leadership., galatians 3, infallible word, heirs

Presbyterians: Holy Spirit., personal stewardship, ephesians chapter 4
personal stewardship, ephesians chapter 4, first corinthians: Hello I am a Bar Elohim as well friend. I would disagree with you about the profile Allexperts demanded me to make as being a long list of worldly credits . In fact many would see them as downright low and rednecky . In fact, since your first...

Presbyterians: Roman Catholicism differences, roman catholicism, catholic traditions
roman catholicism, catholic traditions, presbyterian church: In a nutshell - it is authority. The authority in the Presbyterian Church is the bible, not popes, bishops or priests. The authority in the Catholic church is on tradition and the majesterium of the church leaders. In the Presbyterian church the people...

Presbyterians: Women In Church Leadership., galatians 3, true christians
galatians 3, true christians, judge deborah: Hello Caleb, I can understand why, if you believe the Bible is the Word of God, that you are leaving the PCUSA after the latest in a long series of attacks on God s Word. As to women elders, you will find no direct support that women should be elders...

Presbyterians: The Word of God., angel of god, word of god
angel of god, word of god, genitive: That s a very interesting observation. There are many metaphors for God s Word. Living water is a metaphor for life that comes from God himself (Jer. 2:13, 17:13; John 7:38). The word used in 1 Peter 1:23 is spora which can mean parentage, but in...

Presbyterians: uncivil marriage, executive presbyter, getting married in church
executive presbyter, getting married in church, wedding license: Marry them. The purpose of marriage is mutual support, and if the states laws inhibit that good, then circumvent it by not getting a wedding license. They can accomplish legally what they need with a durable power of attorney and living will. Just make sure...

Presbyterians: Communion, perpetual renewal, renewal of the covenant
perpetual renewal, renewal of the covenant, sacraments: The Lord s Supper is the perpetual renewal of the covenant. Why would a person who has scorned the covenant be given the token of that covenant? The Lord s Supper has promises pledged to it; be careful that it does not fall to those who partake unworthily,...

Presbyterians: God's will, translation philosophy, reformed theology
translation philosophy, reformed theology, translation language: The Lord bless you, Nathan, in your desire to better know God s revelation of himself in his Word! My church has many people in it who are just like you (new to Reformed theology and thanking God for it). Let me give a simple, technical answer to your question,...

Presbyterians: The meaning and purpose of life., westminster confession of faith, princeton seminary
westminster confession of faith, princeton seminary, theological liberalism: Caitlin, those are great questions. I think some background is in order. Presbyterianism arose in post-Reformation England as a result contact with the Reformed Churches on the continent. The Westminster Confession of Faith and Catechisms (which all Presbyterian...

Presbyterians: Predestination, westminster confession of faith, sinful natures
westminster confession of faith, sinful natures, confession of faith: Nathan, Foreknowledge in the NT is used 4 times refers to God s knowledge of all things beforehand. This is not a bare knowledge, however, but a predetermined plan of action. It is used in Acts 2:23 in conjunction with with ordained counsel of God (this...

Presbyterians: 1 Tm 4:10, limited atonement, bible verses
limited atonement, bible verses, 1 timothy 4: Hello, Nathan! There are so many things that could be said about this topic, but in the interest of time, I ll limit myself to your question regarding that specific verse. I think that it is important to understand that a savior actually does something...

Presbyterians: Bible versions, bible translation, spanish phrase
bible translation, spanish phrase, bible versions: Nathan, the issue of Bible translation is always difficult. It is not enough to simply to render things word for word because things are said differently in one language than another. Consider the Spanish phrase tengo sed. Literally this would be translated...

Presbyterians: Calling, reformed theology, election question
reformed theology, election question, eternal decree: Nathan, I only have a brief moment to answer this as I am preparing for worship today. There are two aspects to God s call: 1) the outward call to repent and believe the gospel. 2) the inward effectual call by the Holy Spirit that brings with it life (the...

Presbyterians: Compatibilism and Freedom of the Will, divine sovereignty, human intellect
divine sovereignty, human intellect, jonathan edward: Nathan, I would recommend that you get any books you can get hold of by Cornelius Van Til. Virtually every problem of this nature stems from not understanding that God is not a part of the universe. Having created the universe, he is outside of it (until he...

Presbyterians: Verse explanation, doctrines of grace, proof texts
doctrines of grace, proof texts, palm branches: Nathan, These are the same group of people looked at from different perspectives (you ll note that it is many not all ). In Matt 7.14 Jesus says, But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it. Considered from...

Presbyterians: Communicant's class, communicant members, good news club
communicant members, good news club, joining church: Well, brother, I m sorry to hear you are having such an issue with this. What is the age that young people ordinarily make profession of their faith and become communicant members of the church? In our church, children brought up in the church typically...

Presbyterians: bible question..., messiah jesus, jesus prayer
messiah jesus, jesus prayer, bible question: Trite nonsense. Christianity is a historical fact. Islam began with a false notion of Christianity (as evidenced by their misunderstanding of the Trinity Father, Son, & Virgin Mary instead of Father, Son, & Holy Spirit). Their errors multiplied from there....

Presbyterians: Infant Baptism, presbyterian denominations, infant baptism
presbyterian denominations, infant baptism, public declaration: Noel, Baptism of any kind, whether of an infant born within a Christian home, or of someone never previously baptized who is baptized later in life upon confession of their faith is a public declaration. In most cases there are questions asked not only...

Presbyterians: Conversion - Calling on the Name of the Lord, pentecostal church international, oneness pentecostal
pentecostal church international, oneness pentecostal, united pentecostal church: Gregory, It sounds like your experience closely tracks Martin Luther s when he rediscovered the gospel and sparked the Reformation. He had been trying to justify himself before God through adherence to the sacraments, penances, and rules, only to find that...

Presbyterians: when pastors leave, interim pastor, personal invitation
interim pastor, personal invitation, presbyterian pastor: It sounds like picking up the phone to run it by the interim would have been a good idea. I ve had a situation where the previous pastor took a funeral for me. I was out of town when the death occurred, and had never met the man nor his wife (he d been...

Presbyterians: Baptism--Church Membership, baptism church, magic charm
baptism church, magic charm, church membership: Under the directory for worship W-2.3012-2.0314, the Session and the Congregation and the parents take responsibilities for those being baptized. If the person is not interested in being a member of any church, I would not baptize - as they are treating it...

Presbyterians: Beliefs, dust particle, missionary baptist
dust particle, missionary baptist, vessle: Josh, Wow! You ve had quite a journey! From your description of the man, he does not sound like a Calvinist, at least if by that one means one who believes something remotely like what Calvin believed and taught. This is a conundrum that I deal with...

Presbyterians: presbyterians and hell, private revelation, place of torment
private revelation, place of torment, heaven and hell: I can t judge a private revelation. Hell is a place of torment, and so if he says he saw that, I have no criterion for calling him false. The Scriptures hold forth two truths: 1) the sovereign election of God; and 2) the responsibility of man. Living a holy...

Presbyterians: visions, spirit of the reformation study bible, reformation study bible
spirit of the reformation study bible, reformation study bible, christian reformed church: I think it would be important for you to speak with someone live who knows the Bible very well and could guide you in helping you to discern what it is you are experiencing. In the Scriptures, dreams (e.g. Gen 20,Gen 37, Matt 1:20, etc.) and visions (Ezek...

Presbyterians: Historical accuracy of the gospels, antiquities of the jews, genres of writing
antiquities of the jews, genres of writing, high priests: Thanks, Doug. It has been a long time since I ve raised that question myself, and had to go back and look at what I concluded. Annas was appointed as high priest in A.D. 6 by the Romans with the approval of the Jewish people. Annas acted independently of...

Presbyterians: Cruelity to Parents
Guillermo, I do not believe that the Orthodox Presbyterian Church has any works currently in Colombia. The most likely denomination is the Presbyterian Church USA, which is not the church I am affiliated with (I am affiliated with the Orthodox Presbyterian...

Presbyterians: Bible validation, epistemology, reformed epistemology
epistemology, reformed epistemology, reformed theology: Frankly, all systems of knowing are self-referential: empiricism, rationalism, and biblicism all suffer from this critique. I can t see how a quick search didn t turn up anything as there are pages and pages of websites dedicated to just this question. Let...

Presbyterians: plaques, head deacon, memorial plaques
head deacon, memorial plaques, memorial plaque: Liturgy and worship are to be governed by the two principles set forth in I Corinthians 14, namely, that all things must be done decently and in good order (v. 40), and that all things must be done unto edifying (v. 26). Ask them to justify how this is...

Presbyterians: The word GOD, king james bible, god is one
king james bible, god is one, father jesus: LORD is indeed used for YHWH, the ineffable name that means I AM that I AM. Thus it refers to God s essence - His being - what God IS. One of the best descriptions I ve heard of God is that God is one WHAT and three WHOs. Since the sacred name refers to...

Presbyterians: old testament influence, welfare assistance programs, protestant ethic and the spirit of capitalism
welfare assistance programs, protestant ethic and the spirit of capitalism, medicare medicaid: Social concern is deeply embedded in Calvinistic theology. God did something for us which we could not possibly do for ourselves. So looking after those who cannot take care of themselves is seen as displaying the manifold mercies of God. That said, Max...

Presbyterians: Pastor leaving, photos slide show, god is working in my life
photos slide show, god is working in my life, good riddance: Hi Cindy, Well, first of all, I thank God for the evidence that Christ is being formed in you, and you are being confirmed to his image. What else could explain someone wanting the best for people that she has not always gotten along with. The world and...

Presbyterians: Bibles made in a foreign country, wages and conditions, outsources
wages and conditions, outsources, college tuition: Ray, Thanks for your concern for that. I think too often Christians don t ask questions about how their actions may affect other people. I myself was surprised to find that Bibles were being printed in China. I am not an economist, but speaking to some...

Presbyterians: no eye has seen, children of god, 1 corinthians 2
children of god, 1 corinthians 2, 1 john: Ray, Your ending made me chuckle: I would be disappointed to think that there are some holier than thou types that have some inside information the rest of us do not have. As I read the Scriptures, if ANYONE has inside information it s NOT the holier-than-thou...

Presbyterians: Membership in the Church, westminster confession, covenant children
westminster confession, covenant children, authority of scripture: Justin, When one becomes a member of a confessional church there are usually concentric circles of a required doctrinal fidelity. The PCA s and OPC s Books of Church order have vows to which one must assent to be received as a member. These have to do...

Presbyterians: forgiveness, 2 corinthians 5, righteousness of god
2 corinthians 5, righteousness of god, profound reflection: Peter, Wow, my friend, you are a deep thinker. That is a very thought-provoking question, and shows some profound reflection. In the NT the common word for forgive means to release. At a fundamental level, when one person forgives another person,...

Presbyterians: is Jesus God, god in the hebrew scriptures, singular verbs
god in the hebrew scriptures, singular verbs, lord jesus christ: Brenton, Those are excellent questions, and by asking them you are doing the task of theology, which is to taking what the Scriptures say and laying out a map that encompasses all the data points. God, the creator of the universe is transcendent of...

Presbyterians: Biblical question guide
Nathan, There used to be a book such as you describe for the Gospel of Luke, but it has been out of print for many years. But to better understand the Scriptures, I d do it this way: 1) Read the whole book in a sitting at least once; three times on...

Presbyterians: Baptism
Hi, Ron. Great question. The Westminster Confession of Faith (27.3) makes this statement: . . . the efficacy of a sacrament [does not] depend upon the piety or intention of him that doth administer it: but upon the work of the Spirit, and the word of...

Presbyterians: Satan's role
Stephen, Your picture of God as Universal Consciousness and everything else as emanations from that UC is not particularly Christian. In fact, it is the sort of wrong thinking (heresy) that the early church countered in gnosticism. I highly suggest...

Presbyterians: Issues decided by All church vote
Here are the relevant sections of the new BoO. b G-1.0502 Calling a Congregational Meeting /b Meetings of the congregation shall be called by the session, by the presbytery, or i by the session when requested in writing by one fourth of the active members...

Presbyterians: Does God hate the sin *and* the sinner?
Wow, Beth, you are obviously a deep thinker and have thought a lot about this subject. Let me establish a few ground rules for approaching this. The first is that, as you have already pointed out God is love. It is his character to love, and he loves...

Presbyterians: Sin and Imputation
Nathan, Although Christian theology throughout it s history has understood our sin as the result of the fall of Adam, the Reformation brought the study of it to a high-water mark. The first contribution of the Reformation was in the recovery of the concept...

Presbyterians: Theological question on mortification of flesh
Paul is the consummate pastoral theologian. He presents cosmic truths and then brings particular application; he presents the eternal perspective and then tells us how we are to live right now in light of eternity. In ch. 2:9-15 of Colossians, St. Paul...

Presbyterians: I am 26 years old, married,..., clergy laity, christ in the bible
clergy laity, christ in the bible, apostles creed: Hello Carolyn, You ask a good person for this question because I was Catholic, went 12 years to Catholic school and was asked to enter priesthood. I became Presbyterian when I was 18 years old because I felt so much more comfortable in that church. ...

Presbyterians: Acts and Romans, pat mccabe, infant baptism
pat mccabe, infant baptism, roman catholicism: Hello Pat, The question regarding baptism is regarding what we do and what God does. In reformed theological understanding of scripture it is God who does all the calling. Therefore when we baptize, we baptize those whom God has called. Children of...

Presbyterians: Administering sacraments, westminster larger catechism, informal bible study
westminster larger catechism, informal bible study, bread and wine: Hello Jim, You ask some very interesting questions about the authority of clergy. There are some Christians who teach that anyone can officiate at Communions, baptisms, etc. Presbyterians find that not decent or orderly and historically not the strain...

Presbyterians: Anglican is Presbyterian or Episcopalian, westminster assembly, oliver cromwell
westminster assembly, oliver cromwell, congregationalists: Hello Cynthia, Anglican and Episcopalian are just about the same. Presbyterian is significantly different in church government. Anglicans are hierarchial governed by bishops, priests and the vestry. Presbyterians are governed by the people who elect...

Presbyterians: Anti-Jewish material in the New Testament, protestant view, samuel sandmel
protestant view, samuel sandmel, christian clergy: HELLO LEN Thanks for writing back. To be Christian means that you cannot be antiJewish because we worship the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. The movie THE PASSION describes how we believe the scriptures were fulfilled for the sacrifice needed for mankind...

Presbyterians: Asama bin Laden, war time, evildoers
war time, evildoers, death sentence: Hello Patricia Your daughter asks a very important question. Scripture answers that the state has the power to protect and to punish evildoers. There is a difference between the intentional taking of human life and the state s judgment upon a criminal....

Presbyterians: Auburn Affirmation, orthodox presbyterian church, auburn affirmation
orthodox presbyterian church, auburn affirmation, pcusa: Hello, To the best of my knowledge the Auburn Affirmation was written during the early part of the last century when the Presbyterian Church split into the Orthodox Presbyterian Church and the PCUSA. I belong to the latter denomination so I don t have...

Presbyterians: abortion, presbyterian church, pettway
presbyterian church, pettway, prochoice: Hello, Abortion is tearing the Presbyterian Church apart as it is doing to other denominations as well. There are many of us who are firmly prolife and believe that this is what the Bible teaches and there are those who are just as firmly proabortion...

Presbyterians: BAPTISM, infant baptism, promises of god
infant baptism, promises of god, covenant of grace: Hello Charla, Thanks for writing. Until a Dutchman named Minno Simmons in the 1500s all Christians baptized their children. His followers were called Anabaptists. They emphasized human will over God s sovereignty and proclaimed that it is our...

Presbyterians: Baptism and Christenings, episcopal churches, infant baptism
episcopal churches, infant baptism, personal savior: Hello Tina, The word Christened comes from old England and is usually used in Anglican and Episcopal churches. It means to bring to Christ Unlike Baptism, Christening refers to infants rather than both infants and adults. The word, like Baptism....

Presbyterians: Baptism, believer baptism, god not god
believer baptism, god not god, infant baptism: Hello Elizabeth, All Christians, until the 17th Century, practiced infant baptism. This is because the church understood baptism as the fulfillment of the essential Old Testament circumcision where a baby was circumcized and separated as a child of God,...

Presbyterians: can babies and children go to hell?, sinful acts, biblical answer
sinful acts, biblical answer, sinful nature: Hi Michael, This is a controversial theological question that there s no consensus even among biblical scholars & theologians. However, I ll attempt to share my views here: According to Romans 5:12: Therefore, just as sin entered the world through one...

Presbyterians: baptism, presbyterian faith, confession of faith
presbyterian faith, confession of faith, formal religion: Hello Helena, You have come to the right place because I was raised Catholic, was going to be a priest but decided that God had a wife and children in mind for me. I became Presbyterian because their faith is based only on The Bible, not tradition....

Presbyterians: battling spirits, spirit beings, war in heaven
spirit beings, war in heaven, book of daniel: Ray, God never tells us how it is that spirit beings fight. Thus, to speculate on it takes us out of Scriptural certainty. It is most likely that the language of Daniel - which is highly symbolic and metaphorical to begin with - points to a truth that transcends...

Presbyterians: How to believe?, jesus is god, faith in god
jesus is god, faith in god, god god: Hello Ken, Thank you for writing. Your very dilemna is evidence that God is working in your life. You are right to assume that forming a faith is hard business, in fact near impossible. Faith is a gift not a work. And the fact that God is stirring...

Presbyterians: bible versions, prayer of confession, scripture prayer
prayer of confession, scripture prayer, bible versions: Hello Carol, Presbyterians are free to choose which version of the Bible they prefer as long as it is an accurate translation. I believe you will find most presbyerians using the Revised Standard Version, the New International Version and the...

Presbyterians: Calvinism, associate reformed presbyterian, son jesus christ
associate reformed presbyterian, son jesus christ, arp church: Hello, My first church was going to be an ARP church in Tampa, Fla. I admire how the ARP has stayed true to scripture through the years. All Reformed and Presbyterian Churches are considered to be Calvinistic in belief and practice. Many have...

Presbyterians: Catholic-Presbyterian, sacrament of confession, communion rail
sacrament of confession, communion rail, spiritual presence: Hello Michael, I know where you are coming from because I grew up Catholic, went 12 years to Catholic schools and almost became a priest. Catholics have a very high view of the real presence of Christ in the sacrament. I will never forget a story...

Presbyterians: Catholicism vs. Presbyterianism, faith and confession, father son and holy spirit
faith and confession, father son and holy spirit, presbyterian church: You came to the right person because I went all through Catholic school and was going to be a priest before going into the Presbyterian Church. The essentials of the faith are the same. That is, both denominations believe in the trinity, Father, Son and...

Presbyterians: Changing Denominations, cumberland presbyterian church, cumberland presbyterians
cumberland presbyterian church, cumberland presbyterians, presbyterian churches: Hello bill I just got back from a Renewal Group meeting in Tulsa called New Wineskins. The Conservative Episcopal Bishop of Pittsburgh addressed us and spoke about the fight going on in both our denominations. I also just got back from vacation in...

Presbyterians: Check from something, anointing with oil, sick person
anointing with oil, sick person, form of government: Micho: There is in Paul s letters a reference about anointing the head of a sick person with oil. It is not a mater of salvation if we believe this or not, or if we practice it or not. Second, Since presbyterian is a form of government that is differrent...

Presbyterians: What Would be Christ's Opinion, south vietnamese government, hello rev
south vietnamese government, hello rev, weapons of mass destruction: Hello Mike, You ask a very excellent question but a very, very complex question. Jesus said My Kingdom is not of this world and refused to play politics with the Jews or Romans. Jesus said Render unto Caesar what is Caesar s and to God what is God...

Presbyterians: Can a Christian become an unbeliever?, christian counselor, abusive relationships
christian counselor, abusive relationships, god hates divorce: Mary, You sound like a wise person and a very hurt person. You know in your heart what God wants you to do and as you have stated God does not want you to be abused. Jesus said that a house built on sand cannot stand. What I am concerned about is...

Presbyterians: Can a Christian become an unbeliever?, passive aggressive personality, anger management classes
passive aggressive personality, anger management classes, passive aggressive personality disorder: Hello Mary, There are three ways to look at your situation. Take time to look over all three. From your perspective you dated and married a guy that was broken. Either you had your eyes closed to this or you wanted to rescue him or you had the...

Presbyterians: Christian Parenting, adult baptism, profession of faith
adult baptism, profession of faith, god parents: Presbyterians view the parent s role in the Godly upbringing of their children the same as any Christian Church s view The Bible tells us that children are a gift and an inheritance from God. Parents are responsibe for teaching children about...

Presbyterians: What is a Christian?, one true god, christian greetings
one true god, christian greetings, personal god: Hello Parker, Even as a Christian you ask a great question. We are so influenced by the culture around us that we often forget who we are and who we serve. And there is so much stuff that gets in the way of serving Christ so that there are some who...

Presbyterians: How does Christianity Explain Suffering?, death of the apostles, god works in mysterious ways
death of the apostles, god works in mysterious ways, sins 2: Hello Adrien, You ask a very important question. You explain sin and suffering and you explain everything else in life. These questions are answered in the Bible but it takes a lifetime of learning and experience and we still don t fully have a handle...

Presbyterians: Church of Christ, word religion, lord and savior
word religion, lord and savior, church of jesus christ: The word church merely means congregation or gathered people . The word religion means the practice of what you believe. What you should ask is Is Jesus Christ the only way to be saved of your sin and to go to heaven? That is the essential question....

Presbyterians: Clergy fee - wedding, knee replacement surgery, premarital counseling
knee replacement surgery, premarital counseling, honorarium: Hi Larry, You ask a very good question. Most churches and pastors now have fees for using the church for a wedding. This fee covers having the church opened and calling in the janitor to clean and prepare. Some pastors have fees for weddings which...

Presbyterians: Communion/Church, apostles creed, southern baptists
apostles creed, southern baptists, same sex marriage: There are so many differences between Southern Baptists and the PCUSA that I would prefer to address specific question, if you have any. For instance, we make decisions through our elected officers (called elders). Delegates from all the churches in an area,...

Presbyterians: Communion, causes of the reformation, presbyterian minister
causes of the reformation, presbyterian minister, word mystery: Dear Mike, You came to the right source for that question. I was raised Catholic all 12 grades of school and was going to be a priest but became a Presbyterian minister instead. One of the major causes of the Reformation was Biblical understanding...

Presbyterians: Compare to Southern BAptist, southern baptist denomination, southern baptist churches
southern baptist denomination, southern baptist churches, presbyterian denomination: Hello Twilite, I am sorry this has taken so long to get to you. My computer crashed. When you ask for the differences between Southern Baptist and Presbyterian it is a very broad question that has many answers. At my church in Nebraska I had...

Presbyterians: Confessing Church Movement, confessing church movement, biblical morality
confessing church movement, biblical morality, confessing movement: The Confessing Church Movement are Presbyterians who feel that the PCUSA is in the process of abandoning Christ as the only way to be saved, the Bible as God s inspired Word and Biblical morality to be replaced with liscentiousess. Rogers once was a moderate...

Presbyterians: Conscientious, learned response, holy spirit
learned response, holy spirit, hey don: Hello Charlie, Conscience is a term refering to our connection to God and knowing right and wrong. For Christians it refers to the Holy Spirit convicting us of God s truth. It is what separates us from the animals, our soul. Is it a learned response?...

Presbyterians: Conversion process, scripture and tradition, church pastors
scripture and tradition, church pastors, different denominations: Dear Erin, I too was raised catholic and went 12 years thru Catholic school. You don t convert to being a Presbyterian because catholics and presbyterians are both the same church, just different denominations (although some Catholics strongly...

Presbyterians: Conversion, scout friend, questions about the bible
scout friend, questions about the bible, scout troup: Hello Derek, I was in high school (Catholic) and was actually in the process of leaving to become a Salesian priest. It was at this time that the Bible began to be taught in school. I was fascinated and asked a lot of questions and was told we are...

Presbyterians: Cremation, pagan religions, ashes and dust
pagan religions, ashes and dust, personal preference: Hi Dave, A couple of years ago someone loaned me a book on why Christians should not be cremated. The argument was that it shows disrespect for the body God made for us. Some people scatter the ashes whereas when we are buried we show repect and have...

Presbyterians: why chosen?, cf mt, coming to christ
cf mt, coming to christ, natural question: I apologize for not getting to this earlier. I was out of town. As for called and chosen, I m not sure how you arrive at the conclusion that there is a works-salvation theme here. If it is God who is calling and God who is choosing, then the natural question...

Presbyterians: church, son of the living god, papal sucession
son of the living god, papal sucession, gates of hell: Hello Orion, I never said the Church was fallible. I said the church was fallable. The C-hurch is composed of the saints of all the ages. It is Christ s invisible Church composed of all who belong to Him alone. The c-hurch is the fallable church ruled...

Presbyterians: converting, presbyterian church in singapore, presbyterian denominations
presbyterian church in singapore, presbyterian denominations, presbyterian denomination: Hi Nicolette, Thanks for your questions. I m just a layman so I ll try to answer your questions as much as I can. Firstly, you might wanna note that, unlike the Roman Catholic Church, Presbyterian churches are ont one single denomination. As you might...

Presbyterians: cumberland presbyterian church, cumberland presbyterian church, presbyterian beliefs
cumberland presbyterian church, presbyterian beliefs, 15th century france: Hi Sherry, You ask a good question. All Presbyterian and Reformed churches come from John Calvin in 15th century France and Switzerland. Presbyterians have a history of breaking away from each other and merging back again. The Cumberland...

Presbyterians: I was curious about the presbyterian religion, presbyterian religion, denominations of christianity
presbyterian religion, denominations of christianity, reformation of the church: Hello Joseph, Sorry it has taken so long to get back to you. My computer is having problems. Presbyterianism is not a religion per se. We are a denomination of Christianity. Being Christians we share all the major tenants of the Christian faith,...

Presbyterians: Difference between Baptists and Presbyterians, perseverance of the saints, sheep and goats
perseverance of the saints, sheep and goats, limited atonement: Hello Charlotte, Your question centers around what is a Baptist? There are so many different kinds of baptists and to a lessor extent Presbyterians. Many baptists are Calvinistic, which means they stand for the TULIP - total depravity, unconditional...

Presbyterians: Difference between Presbyterians and the CRC, christian reformed church, dutch reformed church
christian reformed church, dutch reformed church, westminster confession: Hello Joseph, All the Reformed bodies, including Presbyterians, come from the root of John Calvin s reformation in France and Switzerland, picked up by John Knox and taken to Scotland and England and Ireland and by Melanthon and others in Holland and...

Presbyterians: Divine Trinity, biblical morality, divine trinity
biblical morality, divine trinity, witness to the world: Dear Charlie, I don t think it is ridiculous, I think it is heart breaking. Presbyterians, like all the other so called mainline churches have two churches in one. There are the liberals who worship the trendy and hate the truth of scripture. There...

Presbyterians: Divorce, 1 corinthians 7, marriage god
1 corinthians 7, marriage god, sexual immorality: Hello Johann, Since Protestants believe the bible is God s Word we tolerate divorce even though we hate it as Christ hates it. See Deuteronomy 24:1-2, Malachi 2:14-16, Matthew 5:31-32, Matthew 19:3-9, 1 Corinthians 7:10-12, 1 Corinthians 7:10-15. ...

Presbyterians: Doctrine Inquiry, name of the beast, mark of the beast
name of the beast, mark of the beast, number of the beast: Hello Mike, The Presbyterian Church has essentials of faith. This includes the Bible being God s Word, Christ being the Messiah, our savior from sin and death, etc. The Church has to my knowledge has taken no stand on this mark except that if...

Presbyterians: Doctrine, sacrament of baptism, adult converts
sacrament of baptism, adult converts, societal ethics: Hello Suzgo, It is good to hear that you have an interest to know what we believe as Presbyterians. In our day many Presbyterians don t know what they believe. But here they are. Members of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) denomination (abbreviated...

Presbyterians: dog that died, christian coloring books, cook ministries
christian coloring books, cook ministries, steady diet: Hi Shirley, You are dealing with a problem we all face. It is hard to deal as an adult with children because they think differently than we do. While taking Cookie to live in God s house may seem fine to an adult who understands death, it is very...

Presbyterians: I dont' know where to turn., presbyterian minister, negative influence
presbyterian minister, negative influence, good man: Hello Amber, Your second letter makes the situation entirely different. You did the right thing in getting counseling in college and it sounds like you do need counseling now as well. It is very frustrating trying to be reasonable around unreasonable...

Presbyterians: Election of Moderator, biblical morality, personal grief
biblical morality, personal grief, presbyterian coalition: Hello Jay, To my personal grief Rogers was elected. He was once a moderate but now, in my eyes, has become a flaming liberal. He said at his election that he hopes to destroy the Presbyterian Coalition which is trying to keep the church holding on...

Presbyterians: Eternal Security, sovereign lord, faith god
sovereign lord, faith god, gift of faith: Presbyterians believe that the Bible teaches that Jesus Christ s death on the cross and His gift of faith through the Holy Spirit ensures that if you confess with your mouth and believe in your heart that Christ rose from the dead and accept Him as Savior...

Presbyterians: Eucharist, lutheran churches, spiritual presence
lutheran churches, spiritual presence, reformed churches: Hello Charles,Sorry this has taken so long. Just got back from a mission trip in Mexico. You hit on the reason that Reformed Churches and Lutheran Churches were seperate churches. There was a different interpretation of scripture regarding communion....

Presbyterians: electronic missions, unsaved friends, kind advice
unsaved friends, kind advice, dear don: Hi Phil, Jesus said to go to Jerusalem, Judea, Samaria and to the ends of the earth. You could apply this by appealing to people you know at church, for example, and then getting them to reach out to their friends and so on as you spread more and...

Presbyterians: No evening services, presbyterian church in america, calcutta ohio
presbyterian church in america, calcutta ohio, protestant denominations: Dear Bob, You ask a very good question and I can give personal experience to the answer. Traditionally in most Protestant denominations you had your Sunday morning worship, your Sunday evening worship, your Wednesday night Praise service, your bible...

Presbyterians: Five Points, total depravity, limited atonement
total depravity, limited atonement, god is god: Hello Charles, You ask wonderful questions. I wish I could get my congregation to ask questions like that but many are still at the stage of having trouble with Jesus loves me this I know. . . You are correct that a combination of the points all...

Presbyterians: Forgiving others and Hell, religious obligation, forgiving others
religious obligation, forgiving others, inlaws: Margaret, There is only one reason that God sends people to hell. It is because they chose not to take the forgiveness He offers in His Son, Jesus Christ. Jesus paid for every sin - ones we committed before we knew Him and ones we commit even after...

Presbyterians: Free Will v. God's Sovereignty, gift of the holy spirit, sovereignty of god
gift of the holy spirit, sovereignty of god, followers of christ: Hi Bill, No you are not wasting your time! You are pondering the deep things of God and that is excellent. Your pastor gave you very good advice, the same thing I would have said and the traditional Reformed and Christian response. Why this is so hard...

Presbyterians: Free Will vs. God's Sovereignty, sovereignty of god, followers of christ
sovereignty of god, followers of christ, holy spirit: Bill: No, you are not waisting your time thinking such thoughts, that is how understanding and knowledge grows. Second, moving backward thru your letter, The way I now see it, we do not ever truly have absolute free will. Our wills are always a slave...

Presbyterians: 1 Timothy, apostles of jesus, lady of mystery
Presbyterians: 1 Timothy, apostles of jesus, lady of mystery, ultimate glory

Presbyterians: Administering sacraments, testament terms, priesthood of all believers
Presbyterians: Administering sacraments, testament terms, priesthood of all believers, ecclesiastical terms

Presbyterians: Anglican is Presbyterian or Episcopalian, episcopal church, presbyterian denomination
Presbyterians: Anglican is Presbyterian or Episcopalian, episcopal church, presbyterian denomination, episcopal church usa

Presbyterians: BAPTISM, presbyterian church usa, pcusa church
Presbyterians: BAPTISM, presbyterian church usa, pcusa church, biblical passages

Presbyterians: baptism, followers of christ, new testament
Presbyterians: baptism, followers of christ, new testament, catechism of the catholic church

Presbyterians: bible versions, presbyterian denomination, presbyterian churches
Presbyterians: bible versions, presbyterian denomination, presbyterian churches, pcusa

Presbyterians: Catholic-Presbyterian, savior jesus christ, sacrifice jesus
Presbyterians: Catholic-Presbyterian, savior jesus christ, sacrifice jesus, lord and savior

Presbyterians: Changing Denominations, cumberland presbyterian, reformed church in america
Presbyterians: Changing Denominations, cumberland presbyterian, reformed church in america, denomination

Presbyterians: Can a Christian become an unbeliever?, book of hosea, earth god
Presbyterians: Can a Christian become an unbeliever?, book of hosea, earth god, moral component

Presbyterians: Can a Christian become an unbeliever?, christian counselor, god hates divorce
Presbyterians: Can a Christian become an unbeliever?, christian counselor, god hates divorce, abusive relationships

Presbyterians: Compare to Southern BAptist, new testament church, reformed baptists
Presbyterians: Compare to Southern BAptist, new testament church, reformed baptists, reformation of the roman catholic church

Presbyterians: Conversion process, sacrament of baptism, sacrament of confirmation
Presbyterians: Conversion process, sacrament of baptism, sacrament of confirmation, converting to catholicism

Presbyterians: Cremation, peaceful land, true selves
Presbyterians: Cremation, peaceful land, true selves, glass jar

Presbyterians: church, gates of hell, false belief
Presbyterians: church, gates of hell, false belief, scriptural basis

Presbyterians: I was curious about the presbyterian religion, childrem, presbyterians
Presbyterians: I was curious about the presbyterian religion, childrem, presbyterians, homosexuality

Presbyterians: Difference between Baptists and Presbyterians, other additional information, presbyterian churches
Presbyterians: Difference between Baptists and Presbyterians, other additional information, presbyterian churches, real presence

Presbyterians: Divine Trinity, presbyterian church usa, presbyterian denominations
Presbyterians: Divine Trinity, presbyterian church usa, presbyterian denominations, mainline denomination

Presbyterians: No evening services, contemporary service, young adults
Presbyterians: No evening services, contemporary service, young adults, presbyterian

Presbyterians: History of Presbyterian church, presbyterian, catholic church
Presbyterians: History of Presbyterian church, presbyterian, catholic church, truth

Presbyterians: Lucifer {satan}, angel name, angelic beings
Presbyterians: Lucifer {satan}, angel name, angelic beings, angel of death

Presbyterians: PCUSA Book of Order on Baptism, covenant community, invisible grace
Presbyterians: PCUSA Book of Order on Baptism, covenant community, invisible grace, claim god

Presbyterians: Possible Cult, internet affairs, churches of christ
Presbyterians: Possible Cult, internet affairs, churches of christ, obedient life

Presbyterians: Praying to Jesus, praying in jesus name, lord of glory
Presbyterians: Praying to Jesus, praying in jesus name, lord of glory, human body

Presbyterians: Pre-Marital Relations, faith without works, fornicator
Presbyterians: Pre-Marital Relations, faith without works, fornicator, kingdom of god

Presbyterians: Presbyterian and Anglican, st giles cathedral, presbyterian churches
Presbyterians: Presbyterian and Anglican, st giles cathedral, presbyterian churches, roman catholics

Presbyterians: Presbyterian Baptism, christian baptism, union with christ
Presbyterians: Presbyterian Baptism, christian baptism, union with christ, communion

Presbyterians: premarital sex, 1 corinthians 7, virgins
Presbyterians: premarital sex, 1 corinthians 7, virgins

Presbyterians: Reformed theology, reformed theology, abraham isaac
Presbyterians: Reformed theology, reformed theology, abraham isaac, dispensationalists

Presbyterians: Sabbath Day, sabbath services, 3 days and 3 nights
Presbyterians: Sabbath Day, sabbath services, 3 days and 3 nights, first day of the week

Presbyterians: Sabbath Day, sabbath day, easter jesus
Presbyterians: Sabbath Day, sabbath day, easter jesus, fourth commandment

Presbyterians: Tithing, son of abraham, cheerful heart
Presbyterians: Tithing, son of abraham, cheerful heart, spirit of christ

Presbyterians: Transference of sin, lds missionaries, king james version of the holy bible
Presbyterians: Transference of sin, lds missionaries, king james version of the holy bible, lds org

Presbyterians: Government, presbyterian polity, presbytery office
presbyterian polity, presbytery office, presbyterian churches: Presbyterianism is so closely connected with Calvinism that most people think they are the same thing. However, presbyterianism is a form of church order (government or polity) whereby elders exercise rule in the church. Presbyterian polity consists of judicatories...

Presbyterians: Government, presbytery office, pentecostal faith
presbytery office, pentecostal faith, presbyterian churches: The only thing I know about this Billy Burke is what you told me but I will ask around. Because the Presbyterian church is so wildly inclusive (which I see as the greatest problem our churches face today) I don t think there is much of anything you can...

Presbyterians: Heaven and Hell, catholic means universal, gnashing of teeth
catholic means universal, gnashing of teeth, truth and life: Hello Colin, Sorry it has taken so long to get back to you. I was in Wash. DC for the week. The word Catholic means universal . The word describes all believers that Jesus is the Son of God, Savior, our Lord and King. It includes all Christians....

Presbyterians: History of Presbyterian church, son of the living god, pilgrims and puritans
son of the living god, pilgrims and puritans, day of pentecost: Hello John, To go to the origin of the Presbyterian church it must be to Jesus Christ Himself who founded the Church upon Peter s Confession Thou art the Christ, the Son of the Living God . The Apostles went throughout the world led by God s Spirit...

Presbyterians: hi, 15th century france, roman catholic church
15th century france, roman catholic church, reformed faith: Hello Fatt, Presbyterians are a branch or denomination of the Christian faith. We are called The Reformed Church because John Calvin in the 15th Century France sought to reform the abuses of the Roman Catholic church and restore the church to it s...

Presbyterians: husbands faith, church goer, family faith
church goer, family faith, believer in god: I assume that you and your husband are both Christians? The answer is YES the bible is a family faith. The whole family should worship together, even must worship together, for the greatest happiness that Christ brings. It is unfortunate that...

Presbyterians: Jesus before his birth, apostles creed, nicean creed
apostles creed, nicean creed, father son and holy spirit: Dear Bill, You are asking vitally important questions about the Christian faith, questions that have been dealt with in scripture and affirmed by Church councils throughout the ages, for example in the Apostles Creed and the Nicean Creed as misunderstandings...

Presbyterians: John 10:34-36, word of the lord, son of man
word of the lord, son of man, blasphemy: Hi Scott In this passage in the term gods Jesus is responding to their understanding of Psalm 82:6 where Asaph wrote about gods doing God s work on earth. The work of God is described but it says they will still die. They are complaining that Jesus...

Presbyterians: joining the church, late term abortion, presbyterian church
late term abortion, presbyterian church, problem situation: Hello Sandra, You sure can! In fact there are a great number of pastors and people in our denomination that are leaders in the fight against abortion and see abortion as a great evil and an unholy way out of a problem situation. This month at the...

Presbyterians: Liberty of Conscience, reformed presbyterian, brain storm
reformed presbyterian, brain storm, dear michael: Dear Michael: Liberty of Conscience does have to do with eating meat offered to idols, also it has to do with presenting Christ to the weaker person as well. The Lord has given us a brain to use, not sacrifice to the whims, control and beliefs of others;...

Presbyterians: Lucifer {satan}, law order svu, hatred of men
law order svu, hatred of men, intense hatred: Hello Janice Sorry this took so long. I couldn t get my computer to connect. Hope this comes through. The original name of Satan was Lucifer which means shining one . When this angel led a rebellion againt God he was thrown out of heaven and...

Presbyterians: language, words of god, translation interpretation
words of god, translation interpretation, god doesn: Hello Jon, Thanks for writing. The bible was originally written down in Hebrew (The Old Testament) and Greek (The New Testament). The Old Testament was written in Hebrew because it is the language of Israel and the covenant was given to Israel for a...

Presbyterians: language, native greek speakers, latin churches
native greek speakers, latin churches, latin speakers: I don t mean to be insulting, but do you know any languages other than English? People who know two or more languages understand that there is a flavor to saying something in one language that is missing when you say it in another. It s not that you ve lost...

Presbyterians: leaving a church, spiritual immaturity, petty squabbles
spiritual immaturity, petty squabbles, gates of hell: Hello Nicole, The bible says that the Church is the body of Christ and the bride of Christ. Jesus said the gates of hell shall not prevail against His Church. It is called the congregation of saints. Since it is God that calls us in Christ by being...

Presbyterians: love, 1 corinthians 13, corinthians 13 love
1 corinthians 13, corinthians 13 love, exodus 33: Marc, These are huge questions. There s probably some real-life situations behind this that you could discuss with your pastor in privacy. However, let me sketch some general answers. Modern Americans have little conception of love. We spend most of...

Presbyterians: love, loving the sinner, fragrant aroma
loving the sinner, fragrant aroma, bible talks: You ask a very good question for Christianity is all about love. It is about God s love for us and about God s desire that we love one another as He loves us. You are probably familiar with this verse For God so loved the world that He gave His only...

Presbyterians: Mathew 13:24-30, millinium, stage event
millinium, stage event, rature: Hello David, I don t believe in taking one scripture and making a case for something as intricate as this subject. Calvin tells us that scripture interprets scripture and the more scriptures facing us in one direction makes the case. I would tell...

Presbyterians: Mathews genelogy and Lukes genelogy, patriarch abraham, lord jesus christ
patriarch abraham, lord jesus christ, jesus blood: Matthew s genealogy is concerned first and foremost, to show that Jesus was the Messiah directly descended from the royal house of David, and of the seed of the patriarch Abraham, to whom the divine promses were first given. Luke stresses the fact that...

Presbyterians: Membership at church, hearts of stone, apostle paul
hearts of stone, apostle paul, lord and savior: Hi Michael, You ask a very pertinent question. We are leaving an age where it was presume that everyone is a Christian even if the evidence points otherwise. Now the politically correct dogma is I m OK, You re OK, don t you dare judge me. However...

Presbyterians: Middle East Situation, old testament law, ancient canaan
old testament law, ancient canaan, biblical scriptures: Hello Mike, We are living in very crazy and evil times. And times like this inspire all kinds of concoctions about the end times. They always are problematic. First, we assume that America is the good guy and the one who is making trouble is...

Presbyterians: Mixed Marriage, jesus christ the son of god, different faiths
jesus christ the son of god, different faiths, mixed marriage: Hello Sinead, I know that if you go to many Catholic churches you will get different answers on that question. Some approve, some don t approve, others get you to sign papers that your children will be brought up Catholic. My first response is...

Presbyterians: I'm not a Protestant but I'm..., subjective idea, hearts of stone
subjective idea, hearts of stone, mt carmel: Hello Andrew Thanks for your good question. Throughout all denominations in the Christian faith there are two strains. The one emphasizes God s sovereignty and the other emphasizes man s liberty (although much of this is a latter phenomema developed...

Presbyterians: marriage, intimate companionship, lord jesus christ
intimate companionship, lord jesus christ, marriage union: Hi Joshua, You ask a question with many red flags attached as to respect to marriage, our obligations toward God and to the state. Marriage was established by God for mankind s happiness and wellbeing. It became the foundation of the state as the...

Presbyterians: marriage, lord jesus christ, marriage union
lord jesus christ, marriage union, guardian angels: Joshua, That s a great question. I m going to give two paragraphs of background, then tell you what I think. A little history first: In ancient times, marriage was a family-to-family affair. Neither the church nor the state was involved in it; rather,...

Presbyterians: The nature of Sin, christian viewpoint, different religions
christian viewpoint, different religions, condition of the heart: Hello Alyssa, Presbyterians believe the Bible when it says that all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God. (Romans 3:23) Unlike crime, which involves the breaking of human law, sin is a condition of the heart or an expression of that condition...

Presbyterians: Opium for masses, opiate of the masses, reformed perspective
opiate of the masses, reformed perspective, initial answers: Hello Rudy, I will give you a good help in your philosophy course and other courses that accost your Christianity - - always look at their assumptions behind their questions. They are almost always flawed. If only Eve had said to the serpant Why are...

Presbyterians: PCUSA Book of Order on Baptism, explosive ordinance disposal, baptism question
explosive ordinance disposal, baptism question, google: I would simply do this. The father who was baptized in the church but not an active member ask the session to become active, even take the church membership vows again, and at the same time to baptize his baby. At least one parent has to be an active...

Presbyterians: Possible Cult, marriage breakups, presbyterian minister
marriage breakups, presbyterian minister, reformed presbyterian: Hello Chris, It is terrible when a person becomes unstable and does bizarre things as you describe your brother-in-law doing. The Internet has been the source of many marriage breakups and many disappointing lies. Maybe he is acting the way you...

Presbyterians: Prayer, magic incantations, curse god
magic incantations, curse god, altar of sacrifice: Hi JC, Thanks for your question. Christians have a hope in death that no other people have. God sanctified death by giving His only begotten Son to die for us. Therefore that father should have a great hope and peace for his son. We must go through...

Presbyterians: Prayer, rabbi kushner, loving heavenly father
rabbi kushner, loving heavenly father, hole in heart: Hello Nicholas, First let me say that I feel Rabbi Kushner s theology is very defective. He believes in a weak God who just sympathizes with us and cries along with us. Rabbi Kushner s prayers turn out to be man centered wishful thinking. This...

Presbyterians: Prayer, incurable diseases, god is in control
incurable diseases, god is in control, god answers: Hello Chuck Protestants do not pray for dead people, but we do thank God for their lives and pray for comfort for the bereived. Prayer is making our hearts known to God and opening our hearts so we know God. It is give and take. We pray because...

Presbyterians: Praying to Jesus, praying in jesus name, jesus is god
praying in jesus name, jesus is god, father son and holy spirit: Hello Megan We are supposed to pray to Jesus. Scripture says to make our requests known to the LORD . We are also told to pray in Jesus name. Since Jesus is God, praying to Jesus is praying to God. You can pray In the name of the Father, Son...

Presbyterians: Pre-Marital Relations, presbyterian confessions, adultery in the bible
presbyterian confessions, adultery in the bible, presbyterian churches: Hello Bob, You are a brave man to ask your question especially if you respect the Word of God and the Presbyterian confessions. What you refer to is called fornication . Fornication refers to any sexual activity between unmarried partners. Sex between...

Presbyterians: Predestination, helvetic confession, doctrine of predestination
helvetic confession, doctrine of predestination, reformed christians: Hello Hank, Calvin certainly believed that everyone is predestined. Today, I don t think many Presbyterians could even tell you what predestination is. As to your other questions, listen to what God said to Isaiah in Isaiah 55:9 For as the heavens...

Presbyterians: Predestination, god acts, reformed churches
god acts, reformed churches, arminians: Hi Phil, The answer to your question is YES and NO. There are presbyterians who do and many who don t. It all depends upon your view of God. The word predestination is taken directly from the bible so if you believe the bible you believe in predestination....

Presbyterians: Presbyterian and Anglican, anglican churches, episcopal churches
anglican churches, episcopal churches, personal savior: Hello Grant, The word Christened comes from old England and is usually used in Anglican and Episcopal churches. It means to bring to Christ Unlike Baptism, Christening refers to infants rather than both infants and adults. The word, like Baptism,...

Presbyterians: Presbyterian Baptism, presbyterian church in singapore, presbyterian denominations
presbyterian church in singapore, presbyterian denominations, adult christians: Hi Jennifer, Thanks for your questions. It would be best if you check with the local church where you would like to have baptism for your child and yourself as different Presbyterian denominations might have different requirements. My denomination, Presbyterian...

Presbyterians: Presbyterian Church, gilbert tennent, first presbyterian church
gilbert tennent, first presbyterian church, william tennent: Hello Phillip, Martin Luther, a German priest and professor, started the movement known as the Protestant Reformation when he posted a list of 95 grievances against the Roman Catholic Church on a church door in Wittenberg, Germany in 1517. Some 20 years...

Presbyterians: Presbyterian compared to methodist, methodist clergy, sovereignty of god
methodist clergy, sovereignty of god, methodist services: You are asking a complicated question because Methodists and Presbyterians are so diverse. Originally you could say there were many basic differences between our two denominations. Presbyterians came from the 15th century, Methodists from the 18th. ...

Presbyterians: Presbyterian creeds, presbyterian creeds, presbyterian layman
presbyterian creeds, presbyterian layman, presbyterian beliefs: Hello Sharon, The best place to go is the source. Go on the Web to www.pcusa.org and you will find all the resources you want. You will find that the Presbyterian church like the Church of Christ is diverse and runs the gammot from conservative to liberal....

Presbyterians: Presbyterian, television evangelists, world scripture
television evangelists, world scripture, person god: Hello Kenn, Thanks for writing and the nice things you said. Presbyterians are part of the Reformed movement of the Reformation. We believe salvation is wholly from God in Christ; not of our doing. When we receive Christ, it is a response of Him receiving...

Presbyterians: Could you please explain predestination..., heart of stone, god doesn
heart of stone, god doesn, omniscience: Hello Winston, You ask a very good question. But if you believe the Bible predestination is in there. It all has to do with God s sovereignty which is also in the Bible. If God is sovereign over everything then He is sovereign over our lives. He...

Presbyterians: prayer, answer prayer, presbyterians
answer prayer, presbyterians, christians: Hello Ryan, The whole point of prayer is to put us at one with God s will. God calls us to pray because He cares for us and for what we pray about. God does answer prayer, not always with a Yes but the important thing is that by praying we are a part...

Presbyterians: how can I have my prayers answered?, communion with god, answers to prayer
communion with god, answers to prayer, stroke of midnight: Hi Adam, Your prayers are being answered. Either they are not being answered in the way you want or else you don t see how they are being answered. God answers all prayers in His time. Ilove the Lord because He hears and answers my prayers. Psalm...

Presbyterians: premarital sex, christian sense, homosexual sex
christian sense, homosexual sex, fornication: Hello Bobby, You are like most people in our society today. There is a cultural belief or understanding in our world that says our libido” is untamable and we should let it untamed or be out of control because it is natural . Yet in the faint and distant...

Presbyterians: Reformed - continuum, reformed presbyterian church, conservative denomination
reformed presbyterian church, conservative denomination, reformed pastors: Hello John, You ask some very good questions which most people have little interest in and should. I belong to a Reformed Group that was started by dr. John Gerstner and RC Sproul was one of the original members as was I. I still belong to this...

Presbyterians: Reformed doctrine, assembly of god churches, presbyterian church in america
assembly of god churches, presbyterian church in america, presbyterian churches: Hello Marty, You are asking a question that I can only say You will find a broad variance from church to church in Presbyterian Churches, especially PCUSA churches. You can find some Charasmatics but not many, you can find some that don t even believe...

Presbyterians: Reformed theology, reformed baptists, rc sproul
reformed baptists, rc sproul, dispensation of grace: Hello Amy, I know the Southern Baptist chaplain for the Pittsburgh Steelers and he is reformed. Here in PA there are many Reformed Baptists. If you want reformed theology from a conservative perspective I recommend any book written by RC Sproul....

Presbyterians: Religion/Spirituality, first five books, books of the bible
first five books, books of the bible, department maps: Hi Mike, I m not sure I can give the answers you want but there are plenty of sites on the Internet that you can explore. You are asking for a very lengthy answer. The first five books of the Bible are written by Moses who compiled the information...

Presbyterians: Religion/Spirituality, international campaign for tibet, presbyterian elder
international campaign for tibet, presbyterian elder, religious persecution: Dear Mike; First, you cannot be JUST a born again Christian. Your [point is well taken, however, all of your traditions and teachings come along with you. I was raised a methodist and became convinced that the Bible taught a presbyterian (elder) form of government...

Presbyterians: Religion, gifts of the holy spirit, different denominations
gifts of the holy spirit, different denominations, bible jesus: Hi Kelsey, First, Pentecostals are Christians and so are Presbyterians so we are the same religion, holding what all Christians believe about the bible, Jesus, the cross and salvation. We are different denominations of Christian. There are some...

Presbyterians: Revelation, son jesus christ, revelation god
son jesus christ, revelation god, cambridge declaration: Hello Jack, You ask a very good and controversial question. Revelation is God s self disclosure in a way we can understand. In scripture God reveals Himself and wants His revelation written down and shared. This was seen in the Ten Commandments, in...

Presbyterians: Is he for real?, son jesus christ, image and likeness
son jesus christ, image and likeness, intelligent creator: hi Charlie, Most people will profess to believe in God because they can see evidence in an intelligent creator, they see God s fingerprints on nature or the solar system, they can see God because they fear evil and want protection. The Bible says...

Presbyterians: reconcilliation, church discipline, presbytery
church discipline, presbytery, busybody: Thanks Terry for getting back, This falls into the middle category I told you. It is best to forget the incident. She probably is highly embarassed herself. And if it was over an essential of faith she was right to screem. There is too many bad things...

Presbyterians: which religion is right?, lord and savior, church of jesus christ
lord and savior, church of jesus christ, church of jesus: Hello Andy, It all depends upon what you mean by religion? Presbyterians are Christians and we believe that every church that confesses Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, believes in the Bible are Christians and threefore the religion that God has given...

Presbyterians: Sabbath Day, christian sabbath, jesus resurrection
christian sabbath, jesus resurrection, sabbath day: God ordained in the Ten Commandments that we are to keep the Sabbath holy. The word Sabbath means seventh which is Saturday. This was the day that Israel kept as the Lord commanded. Actually it begins on Friday night at Sundown and ends on Saturday at...

Presbyterians: Sabbath Day, christian sabbath day, sabbath day holy
christian sabbath day, sabbath day holy, sabbath day of rest: Hello Susan, Keeping the Sabbath day holy is a commandment that requires a lot of heart searching which you seem to be doing right now. Jesus condemned the Pharisees saying The Sabbath is made for man, not man for the Sabbath. Yes, Sunday...

Presbyterians: Salvation and God's Covenant with Abraham, jesus as the lamb of god, temple judaism
jesus as the lamb of god, temple judaism, lamb of god: Hello Donna, You ask a very good question that theologians have been trying to answer for 2000 years. I was just at a conference by Dr. Kenneth Bailey who was a missionary in Lebanon and is an expert in Semantic languages. He said that the...

Presbyterians: Salvation, sovereignty of god, trusting faith
sovereignty of god, trusting faith, pig pen: Hi Cindy, You ask a very deep question, one that is vital to understand. The answer depends upon whether you are an Arminian or a Calvinist. The Calvinists (Presbyterians, Reformed, Augustinians) believe the Bible teaches that once saved...

Presbyterians: speaking in tongues, gifts of the holy spirit, church splits
gifts of the holy spirit, church splits, speaking in tongues: Hello lester Thanks for writing. You ask a very complicated question. Presbyterians place a priority on following Scripture as the Word of God and on things being done decently and orderly . There is within the Presbyterian church what is called...

Presbyterians: spirit battle, prince of the persian, demons and angels
prince of the persian, demons and angels, battle angels: Hi Ray, You ask a very good question that I am not sure we can answer until we can speak with the angels in person. In Daniel 10 The angel’s explanation is mind-blowing. He says that he had been hindered by demonic opposition between heaven and...

Presbyterians: statistics, presbyterian denominations, presbyterian hospitals
presbyterian denominations, presbyterian hospitals, reformed presbyterians: Hello Joann, Presbyterians from the beginning stressed education. Many of the first colleges in the USA were Presbyterian. Today there are at least 65 Presbyterian Universities and colleges in the USA directly related to the PCUSA. There are also many...

Presbyterians: Tithing, new testement, hang ups
new testement, hang ups, innumerable problems: Hi Dan, You ask a very good and touchy question. Giving is a part of the call of Christ. But Christ emphasized giving freely not under compulsion. The Old Testament gives a guideline of tithing to support God s work through the Temple. It...

Presbyterians: Titus Coan - Presbyterian Missionary (1801-1882), titus coan, e mail address
titus coan, e mail address, undergraduate college student: Hello Elisa, Thanks for writing. I too am struck by the life of Titus Coan. Wasn t that movie from the l960 s called Hawaii with Julie Andrews based loosely on his life? I looked in the Directory of Presbyterian Church, which lists ministers...

Presbyterians: Tolerance, roman catholic sacraments, orthodox presbyterian church
roman catholic sacraments, orthodox presbyterian church, presbyterian denominations: Charles Hodge was a great theologian of the 19th Century responding to problems of the 1800s. He was reacting to the supersition and ignorance of the time around him. Who knows what he would say addressing the problems of the 21st century? The Presbyterian...

Presbyterians: Traditional perversion of truth, covenant law, vantage point
covenant law, vantage point, new covenant: Hello Hank You ask a very important question - do we need to confess our sins when Jesus already forgave them. You are right that the Bible teaches us that we can do nothing to atone for our sins. However a central theme of scripture is that...

Presbyterians: Transference of sin, sins of the son, reformed perspective
sins of the son, reformed perspective, adam and eve: Hello Rudy, The concept of original sin is inherent in the bible as a whole. A systematic view of scripture looks at man the creation, man the fall, man God s promise for a saved chosen people and through Christ God s promise fullfilled as man is redeemed....

Presbyterians: tenth of what?, deuteronomy 26, levites
deuteronomy 26, levites, fatherless and the widow: Hi Josh, You ask an especially hard question because the New TEstament emphasis is not on the letter but the heart of the law. Tithing is definitely a biblical concept and most people are embarassed to speak about it (unless they are tithing of...

Presbyterians: the trinity, rainbow ark, father son and holy spirit
rainbow ark, father son and holy spirit, modern feminism: Hello Sandra, I am not surprised you are confused because we all are. At the recent General Assembly the Theological Issues and Institutions Committee presented this paper for approval. It proposes both the Biblical tradition for the names of the Trinity...

Presbyterians: Westminster Confession, god jesus christ, westminster confession
god jesus christ, westminster confession, mainline protestantism: Hello Bruce, I would think that the term Evangelical in the Westminster Confession refers to those who hold to the essentials of the Reformed faith, eg., the bible is inspired Word of God, Jesus Christ is only Savior, We are saved by grace through faith,...

Presbyterians: Women Ministers, priesthood of all believers, 1st corinthians
priesthood of all believers, 1st corinthians, women pastors: Hello Sidney, There continues to be some debate about whether the Bible permits women to serve as pastors. Those who are in favor of women pastors site the Bible affirmation that now there is no male nor female for we are all one in Christ Jesus....

Presbyterians: Words of G*d or Divinely inspired?, presbyterian pastors, autograph version
presbyterian pastors, autograph version, interpreting the scriptures: Hello Len, The Presbyterian Church, as many other Christian denominations, sees itself as the continuation of the true Church grounded upon Abraham, Isaac and Jacobs blessing that G*d will be our G*d and we will be His people. We see the law and the...

Presbyterians: wedding performed by non current pastor, traditional presbyterian, presbyterian church
traditional presbyterian, presbyterian church, future bride: Hello Dennis, I too am confused by former or other ministers taking part in such ceremonies. I welcomed past ministers to come in for special events like weddings, etc. But being an elder you know that it is also a great threat to the present...

Presley, Elvis: 1034 Audubon Drive, 1034 audubon drive, mike freeman
1034 audubon drive, mike freeman, real estate transaction: Hi Al, I do not know who handled the transaction or where it took place. The house was repossessed from the Handwerkers and the Elvis bought it. Eight families have owned 1034 Audubon between the years 1957 to 1998. Cindy and Mike Freeman owned it until...

Presley, Elvis: 1950's sport coats, vintage reproductions, sport coats
vintage reproductions, sport coats, jail house rock: Hi Chris, I would check out the following link: http://timewarp.com/osCommerce/index.php?cPath=51_55 TimeWarp.com sells vintage reproductions and has some Elvis-type clothing on their website. Also, if you want to have a coat professionally made, you...

Presley, Elvis: 1954 recording, red hots, elvis death
red hots, elvis death, fraud suit: Hello again Jim, Notwishstanding everything you say, and it is certainly all very interesting, at the end of the day I rely on the judgement of my own two ears. I have just played the song once again, so that it is fresh in my mind, and, to me, it just...

Presley, Elvis: 1956 Concert black & white close up pictures of Elivs, elvis memorabilia, elivs
elvis memorabilia, elivs, ebay: Hi Helen, I would try www.Ebay.com and see if anyone else is selling the same type of Elvis items you have, you might be able to get a price range then by seeing what others are selling their items for. Or try these websites below, they both deal in Elvis...

Presley, Elvis: 1957 Elvis Presley Christmas Album, christmas album, elvis presley
christmas album, elvis presley, color photos: Hi there Caitlin, I really don t the correct answer to this. I would suggest that you contact EPE at elvis.com. I will be willing to write them and try to find out for you if you would like that. you can contact me at my private email elvisexpress@charter.net...

Presley, Elvis: 1957 trip, state of montana, vancouver canada
state of montana, vancouver canada, westcoast: Hi Walter, I don t believe Elvis toured in Montana in 1957. In fact he didn t do too much touring in 1957 but he did do some recordings and soundtracks with RCA. He did do a Westcoast tour from August 29th through September 2nd that took him to Seattle,...

Presley, Elvis: 1961 elvis song, rca lsp, mick farren
rca lsp, mick farren, elvis song: Hi, Could you mean Starting Today ? It was a song from the LP called Something For Everybody, released in June of 1961. (RCA LSP/LSP-2370). I checked the discographies by Roy Carr& Mick Farren, Ron Barry, and Howard Banney. None of them lists a song...

Presley, Elvis: 1969 monologue, natural freak, sonny west
natural freak, sonny west, ugly jack: Hi Jamie, Thanks for the question. Elvis enjoyed joking around with his audiences and would do so during every show. He had a lifestyle that wasn t normal by any means...sleep all day and play all night. He was rich beyond his wildest dreams and could afford...

Presley, Elvis: 1977 concert, memphis elvis, larry geller
memphis elvis, larry geller, kathy westmoreland: Dear John, Thanks for your question. Elvis was probably very ill on May 30th OR was possibly exhausted from what happened the previous day. According to Larry Geller s book IF I CAN DREAM (pages 278-280)...he was very quiet before his show on May 29th (Baltimore...

Presley, Elvis: 1978 good housekeeping article, good housekeeping magazine, good housekeeping
good housekeeping magazine, good housekeeping, nancy anderson: Hi, This is indeed a beautiful article. It is the only major interview given by Vernon about Elvis. It was published only five months after Elvis died. In it, he talks about his memories of his son. Very, very touching. It should be fairly easy to get...

Presley, Elvis: 2 graceland questions, jungle room, 3 doors
jungle room, 3 doors, lisa marie: Hi Johnny...thank you very much for your question. I greatly apologize for the delay in replying...I was away for Christmas...and forgot to put myself on vacation... If you will send me your email address to: sherriemr3565@yahoo.com I ll be glad to send...

Presley, Elvis: 2 graceland questions, animals in the jungle, jungle room
animals in the jungle, jungle room, 3 doors: thanks for asking..been trying to find the artist who has painted the animals in the jungle room,but i haven´t been able to find out who did them,but i will get back to you when i do... could you send me your email so i can mail the floorplans to you,thank...

Presley, Elvis: 2 graceland questions, jungle room, 3 doors
jungle room, 3 doors, graceland: Hi Johnny, There is another Expert on the All Experts Website for Elvis named Sherrie that has a copy of the Blueprints. I would ask her for a copy and I m sure she would be happy to send you them. I do not know the name of the artist of the cheetah/jaguar/panther...

Presley, Elvis: 2 songs, strategic marketing group, ginger alden
strategic marketing group, ginger alden, elvis world: Dear Betty, Thanks for choosing me to answer your questions. You are more than welcome about Softly as I Leave You . FTD (Follow That Dream) Records is a subsidiary of BMG s Strategic Marketing Group...and they do a wonderful job with their releases. You...

Presley, Elvis: Beverley Taylor.......I think Elvis speaks thru you.....atleast for now :), beverley taylor, truth about elvis
beverley taylor, truth about elvis, happy new year: TANIA- Elvis speaks through his music and his generosity,some of which is known and some unknown. There are things about Elvis that should have remained private and we wil at times, be disappointed, but it is important to remember people feed on this and...

Presley, Elvis: boats, president franklin delano roosevelt, president franklin delano
president franklin delano roosevelt, president franklin delano, franklin delano roosevelt: Hi Kelly, I m not aware of any sailboats that Elvis owned. There was a Chris Craft Century Coronado speedboat, a Glasspar Citation speedboat and the USS Potomac that was the former yacht of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt that Elvis donated to Danny...

Presley, Elvis: britain, thankyou, elvis
thankyou, elvis, aol: Hi Stewart, Elvis never did visit the UK, unless he touched down there at the airport while in the Army. He never did any concerts there although there were plans do do a European tour but he passed away. Thank you for the question. Sincerely, Cory...

Presley, Elvis: Charlie Hodge, elvis aaron presley, lincoln mark iv
elvis aaron presley, lincoln mark iv, graceland elvis: Carole, The Charlie Hodge slapping incident occurred in mid to late 1976 after Charlie had been drinking and Elvis was in a gift giving mood as he gave a car to Kathy Westmoreland and one other person. Charlie started complaining and Elvis came around...

Presley, Elvis: Conspiracy theory on Elvis' Death?, elvis death, fred bradley
elvis death, fred bradley, television appearance: Fred- Thanks for writing. The first question we must look at here is what did Dee Presley mean when she referred to a “conspiracy.” As we all know, the word is thrown around quite a bit, and in Elvis World, the word refers to pretty much anything related...

Presley, Elvis: car, elvis in memphis, mustang fastback
elvis in memphis, mustang fastback, department of motor vehicles: Depending on the state laws, you might be able to use the VIN number to get a history of the ownership of the car. Of course, you might have to pay a lawyer to do it if the records are not public knowledge. The Department of Motor Vehicles keeps records...

Presley, Elvis: Desiree Presley, What do you believe?, lisa marie presley, elvis presley
lisa marie presley, elvis presley, ceecee: Hi CeeCee...thank you very much for your question. I don t know about ALL fans...but I know that I know that Lisa Marie Presley is the only daughter of Elvis Presley...that has been acknowledged by Elvis. I m not saying it s impossible....but I don t...

Presley, Elvis: ELVIS PRESLEY, nbc television, private audience
nbc television, private audience, elvis presley: Hi Gwen, The show you re looking for is called The Singer 68 Special or is sometimes called The 68 Comeback Special and aired on NBC Television in December, 1968. It is available on DVD. Thank you for the question. Sincerely, Cory Cooper ElvisExpert@aol.co...

Presley, Elvis: mean people, ginger alden, elvis friends
ginger alden, elvis friends, loving side: Hi Jennifer.... A lot of people refuse to believe that Elvis could have been anything but their perfect image of him. He was a human being...and when human beings are on any kind of prescription drugs, there can be mood swings...I m assuming that s what...

Presley, Elvis: Elvis, ginger alden today, diamond engagment ring
ginger alden today, diamond engagment ring, 2 carat diamond: THANKS! But I really dont know everything! More or less, the neutrals and whites and light greens that were there were restored. Elvis and Linda had gone a major decorating blitz and there was lots of reds--that is gone. The jungle room is the same; however!...

Presley, Elvis: Elvis, minnie mae presley, double first cousin
minnie mae presley, double first cousin, uncle vester: Well hello there, Virg! These are the kind of questions I love to answer! Most are totally unaware of how much Elvis Presley GAVE. It is almost too endless to mention, but I will try to summarize. Of course, his financial support of various family...

Presley, Elvis: Elvis albums, elvis albums, double dynamite
elvis albums, double dynamite, disc album: Hi Mat....thank you very much for your question..... You can find Promised Land on the album called Promised Land which was released in 1975. Rubberneckin can be found on the Double Dynamite album....which was released in 1975 as well. This is a...

Presley, Elvis: Elvis book question, paul lichter, elvis world
paul lichter, elvis world, elvis presley: Faye, Knowing Paul s reputation as a con man in the Elvis world, I have my doubts about the signature. Paul has tried to pass himself off as a close friend of Elvis s for many years...and this just simply isn t true. Whether the signature is...

Presley, Elvis: Elvis Car, chevrolet bel air, chevy bel air
chevrolet bel air, chevy bel air, elvis car: hi stoney... for information on the chevy´57 ,go to lowridermagazine.com superchevy.com wikipedia.org/chevrolet bel air (here you ll also find info on the different sedans and 2/4 doors versions) I have not been able to find any pics or info on elvis...

Presley, Elvis: Elvis Cigars and Cologne, bourjois paris, diamond tip
bourjois paris, diamond tip, evening in paris: Hi Sonya, The cigars he liked were Roi-tan, El Producto diamond tip, Villager Kiels, Rum Crooks and Hav-a-Tampa Jewels. I don t know about the cologne. I know he liked Brut but not heard of the one specially made for him. I would ask LaVonne at Graceland...

Presley, Elvis: Elvis Last Concert, memphis tennessee, canadian money
memphis tennessee, canadian money, souvenir shop: Hi Cliff....the video you purchased was a bootleg...and not officially released by EPE. That hasn t happened yet...although we fans have BEGGED for them to release it...I think it s just one more thing they are holding out on...for money purposes. I m...

Presley, Elvis: Elvis Last Concert, early morning rain, gracland
early morning rain, gracland, rapid city south dakota: Hello again, David, Yes they are both concerts, and they are both from the same series of concerts that Elvis undertook in June 1977, but the very last concert that Elvis ever gave (Market Square Arena, Indianapolis, June 26, 1977, 8.30pm) was not filmed....

Presley, Elvis: Elvis' Doctor, tennessee board of medical examiners, medical practice act
tennessee board of medical examiners, medical practice act, tennessee department of health: Danielle- Thanks for writing. George Nichopouls ran into some legal troubles for his handling of several patients over the years, Elvis Presley among them. He was acquitted of criminal charges in the case that involved Elvis, but eventually lost his medical...

Presley, Elvis: Elvis' death, ginger alden, homicide detective
ginger alden, homicide detective, medical examiners office: C- Thanks for writing. According to “The Death of Elvis,” the following people were at Graceland, ostensibly in an official capacity, on the afternoon of Elvis’s death: Dan Warlick - Investigator for Medical Examiner’s office Sam McCachren - Assistant...

Presley, Elvis: Elvis Education, memphis tennessee, tupelo
memphis tennessee, tupelo, elvis: HELLO MARY! Elvis completed 12 years of education--the early years in Tupelo. He graduated from Humes High School in Memphis,Tennessee in 1953. Afterwards he worked for awhile as a truck driver! Let me know if you have any other questions! Elvisly yours,...

Presley, Elvis: Elvis-Graceland, graceland, red velvet
graceland, red velvet, elvis: Hi Steve...thank you very much for your question. Yes, Priscilla changed the decor at Graceland...to be back to the way it was when she lived there with Elvis. When Elvis died, he had red velvet throughout the house....had it that way for about 3 years......

Presley, Elvis: Elvis in Nairobi, telling the truth, supporting evidence
telling the truth, supporting evidence, teenage years: Star- Thanks for writing. I m not sure if you have written in with this question before, but I have received this question before...I don t recall who submitted it, though. Anyway, the story is false. Elvis was never in Africa. I don t know why this...

Presley, Elvis: Elvis Prescription Drugs, illegal street drugs, memphis mafia
illegal street drugs, memphis mafia, bad craziness: hi tommy elvis began taken drugs when he went into the army,so he was all ready on uppers and downers before he ever met priscilla...i don t think the control ever changed after she left,elvis had his ways to get what he wanted,allways. here s a little story...

Presley, Elvis: Elvis Presley, rockabilly sound, ricky nelson
rockabilly sound, ricky nelson, bill haley: He wasn t the originator of rockabilly or rock and roll those honors would go to either Bill Haley or Little Junior Parker (who was on Sun Records before Elvis came along...there s amny other artists who could be credited with defining the rockabilly...

Presley, Elvis: Elvis Question, dodie marshall, color transparencies
dodie marshall, color transparencies, nancy sinatra: hi yvonne. my best bet is for you to see the original films,stayaway joe,speedway etc,to see if the film you have is in them,and if not,you ve got something of value.i have been checking the prices on the internet,and sadly they are not so high,anything between...

Presley, Elvis: Elvis wedding ring, elvis wedding, google search
elvis wedding, google search, graceland: He wore his wedding ring when he was off stage, but preferred the larger, flashier rings for performances. Pictures of Priscilla s rings were on line at one time but I have not seen them recently. You could do a Google search for them, or try the Graceland...

Presley, Elvis: elvis, elvis fan, saltillo road
elvis fan, saltillo road, elvis birthday: Hi Jimmy...Thank you very much for your question....You re a very smart guy to like Elvis...So I guess you know that today is Elvis birthday...He would have been 73 yrs old today. In answer to your question...The address was: 306 Old Saltillo Road. ...

Presley, Elvis: elvis last concert, gracland, e bay
gracland, e bay, google: Hi David, There were a few concerts that were shot that summmer and the one you probably purchased is one that wasn t released or seen on T.V. There are some of the concerts that were filmed that I haven t still seen my-self and they will not release any...

Presley, Elvis: elvis first rca album, melody mart, rca album
melody mart, rca album, blunted needle: Hello Tracey, I m not quite certain what you have there. It certainly sounds like the 1956 original LPM-1254 (The information box with New Orthophonic , Blunted Needles etc.. on the back was printed on that issue). However, as far as I know, the word...

Presley, Elvis: elvis presley, blood cherokee, cherokee indian
blood cherokee, cherokee indian, great grandmother: Hi Rick, thank you very much for your question....Here s a link where you can read that Elvis may have been of Scottish decent... I do know that his great-grandmother on his daddy s side was full blood Cherokee indian...so that would make him part indian...

Presley, Elvis: elvis's twin sister, carol ann duffy, blue suede shoes
carol ann duffy, blue suede shoes, elvis world: hi again. yes,I did read it,and I think its nice... but to be fair,comparing madonna to elvis (!) and I do see that some of the things,words,places etc. can be find in the elvis world,but I probably don t understand your question then...its a mix of elvis...

Presley, Elvis: Family still living?, daughter lisa marie, memphis mafia
daughter lisa marie, memphis mafia, course elvis: Hi again Rebecca! I appreciate your interest. While there are numerous books out there, some of them are as much fiction as fact. Many have come to realize they can cash in on the King even though he is dead. To answer your question, no....

Presley, Elvis: boats, chris craft, hot dog
Presley, Elvis: boats, chris craft, hot dog, elvis

Presley, Elvis: britain, elvis, scotland
Presley, Elvis: britain, elvis, scotland, germany

Presley, Elvis: Charlie Hodge, last days, elvis
Presley, Elvis: Charlie Hodge, last days, elvis, memories

Presley, Elvis: Desiree Presley, What do you believe?, hello girls, rest in peace
Presley, Elvis: Desiree Presley, What do you believe?, hello girls, rest in peace, wonderful news

Presley, Elvis: Elivis and cilla, elvis death, karate instructor
Presley, Elvis: Elivis and cilla, elvis death, karate instructor, good housekeeping

Presley, Elvis: Elvis, charlie hodge, charlie 2
Presley, Elvis: Elvis, charlie hodge, charlie 2, satellite radio

Presley, Elvis: Elvis book question
Presley, Elvis: Elvis book question

Presley, Elvis: elvis's twin sister, similarites, comparatives
Presley, Elvis: elvis's twin sister, similarites, comparatives, poem

Presley, Elvis: Family still living?, vester presley, presley elvis
Presley, Elvis: Family still living?, vester presley, presley elvis, e bay

Presley, Elvis: floor plans, graceland, floor plans
graceland, floor plans, elvis: Hi Faith...I have sent the floor plans...hope they are what you are looking for. If you ever have any other questions about Elvis, please feel free to ask me anything, anytime..I ll be happy to help. :) Peace, Love and Elvis..... Take care, Sherri...

Presley, Elvis: Gladys Presley's siblings, bad business decisions, wife dee
bad business decisions, wife dee, gladys and vernon: Hi Mary, I don t know about whether any of Glady s siblings are still living or not. What Lisa Marie sold was 85% of the Image and Likeness rights of Elvis. She did not sell Graceland or any of the personal property. Vernon was separated from his...

Presley, Elvis: graceland, graceland, staircases
graceland, staircases, hallways: Hi Faith...thank you very much for your question. If you will send me your email address, I ll be glad to send you the floor plans that I have. Please feel free to ask me anything, anytime...I ll be glad to answer. Peace, Love and Elvis..... Take...

Presley, Elvis: Pricilla and the conference., true gentleman, pricilla
true gentleman, pricilla, conniving: Maxi, To my knowledge, I do not know of Priscilla ever calling a press conference announcing she was leaving Elvis. She s above doing something like that...can you provide some proof that Priscilla did, in fact, call a press conference? It s an intriguing...

Presley, Elvis: Priscilla "press conference(s)" announcing divorce, elvis and priscilla, elvis presley
elvis and priscilla, elvis presley, press conferences: Carole, I think I m going to have to agree with the posters on the messageboard you speak of. I don t ever remember Priscilla publicly announcing that her and Elvis were dicorcing. It just doesn t seem in her character to do something like that. ...

Presley, Elvis: Never Before Published Pictures? and Stamps (29 cent), nut tree california, small fortune
nut tree california, small fortune, address unknown: dear laurie thank you for asking... the elvis stuff you have sounds interesting... I m sorry,but the value of elvis stamps are not so high,they cost anything between 1 dollar and 30 dollar... my best advice is to try and sell it on e-bay,maybe you´ll get...

Presley, Elvis: relatives, elvis presley, bower
elvis presley, bower, bowers: Hi Eileen, I didn t receive any questions from you so I don t know who you sent them too. I don t know how long it takes to respond by the person you asked the question too. That depends on when they answer the question. When they do answer the question,...

Presley, Elvis: songs, macarthur park, bell rock
macarthur park, bell rock, three songs: Hello Jaydan, The quick answer to all three songs is NO . The only one that he did sing in full was Only You , which he sometimes sang during his 1955 live shows. But there is no evidence that he ever actually made a recording of it. Glad to be of...

Presley, Elvis: sun pressing plants, record plants, cumberland lodge
record plants, cumberland lodge, universal recordings: hi again... I have not been able to find out more about the matter. I ve spoken to the president of the danish fanclub ELVISUNLIMITED ,henrik knudsen ,and even he didn t know,hehe. but he promised to look into it,and proberbly write about it in the fan...

Presley, Elvis: Value of Old Collectable, elvis collectors, platinum record
elvis collectors, platinum record, ebay: Hi Andre, You could check with www.eBay.com and see if there are any of the same album like yours being sold that could give you an idea of what the item might be worth. Also, you could check with these Websites below. www.elvis-collectors.com www.epgold.com...

Presley, Elvis: who claimed to be Elvis' daughter??, elvis fan, people magazine
elvis fan, people magazine, deborah presley: Hi Joan....Thank you for your question.... It could either be that person....or it could have been Desiree....I m really not sure which it was...When I see that stuff..I totally ignore it. If you ever have any other questions about Elvis...please feel...

Presley, Elvis: Date of Elvis funeral, graceland elvis, f lee bailey
graceland elvis, f lee bailey, dna testing: Hi Becky....Please see my answers to your questions below. :) I know that Elvis was buried somewhere before Graceland. Elvis was originally buried at Forest Hill Cemetary in Memphis...but due to threats to take his body...his dad petitioned to have him...

Presley, Elvis: Elvis, advance god, eternal peace
advance god, eternal peace, god speed: Hello Michael, Thank you for your question. Elvis last concert took place in Indianapolis on June 26th 1977. During the concert he introduced his Father, girlfriend and cousin, but, as fas as I aware, there was no mention made of his beloved Mother (in...

Presley, Elvis: Elvis, advance god, eternal peace
advance god, eternal peace, elvis presley: Hi Michael...thank you very much for your question... I have the concert you are talking about...and I have never heard where Elvis referred to his mother in any of his concerts. He really didn t talk much about his mother after she died...it was very...

Presley, Elvis: Elvis Concert Music, distinctive title, concert music
distinctive title, concert music, piece of music: Hello TR, AS far as I am aware, the piece of music that followed Also Sprach Zarathustra was always referred to as just the Opening Riff , and I do not believe that it was taken from any particular piece of music, nor did it have any distinctive title....

Presley, Elvis: Elvis Moody Blue, elvis presley records, elvis fan
elvis presley records, elvis fan, moody blue: Rick- Thanks for writing. The serial numbers listed for every version/variation of the Moody Blue record include 2428. You mention 02824...could you have the 24 and 28 reversed? Since the record has not been opened, we cannot look at the details...

Presley, Elvis: Elvis Presley in 1959, elvis presley, hii
elvis presley, hii, elvispresleymusic: Hi Justine...thank you very much for your question... Here s a great site to get that kind of information. http://www.elvispresleymusic.com.au/elvis_presley_1957.html Good luck on your project...And if you have any other questions about Elvis....please...

Presley, Elvis: Elvis Presley, question patrick, reasonable doubt
question patrick, reasonable doubt, contary: In your second submitted question to me today, you wrote: ---“I can tell you truth.But it seems cory nor you want that.” In your third submitted question to me today, you wrote: ---“I never said you didn t want truth.” Read that again. You said...

Presley, Elvis: Elvis Presley, common sence, question patrick
common sence, question patrick, elvis presley: I don t care who you are. You didn t know Elvis, as your silly comments illustrate, and you are ignorant of the facts. Everything else you have written is just gibberish. I stand by everything I have written and said on these matters. I also stand by...

Presley, Elvis: elvis, touch football team, favorite college team
touch football team, favorite college team, college football team: hi jeff... as far as I know,there are no real connection between Elvis and the auburn tigers in Alabama... but there is a guy dressed as Elvis,called auburn Elvis,who are connected to that team. go see auburnelvis.com if I do find any facts I will...

Presley, Elvis: elvis, las vegas hilton, mint shape
las vegas hilton, mint shape, elvis collectors: Hi Bill, You have some great items there. The 1969 menu from The International Hotel if in mint shape, can be worth $1200 or more. I don t know what the other items are worth but any items from The International Hotel are desirable because it was only called...

Presley, Elvis: elvis, michigan state spartans, peter guralnick
Presley, Elvis: elvis, michigan state spartans, peter guralnick, boy from tupelo

Presley, Elvis: lisa maries room, graceland, lisa marie
Presley, Elvis: lisa maries room, graceland, lisa marie, tourist attraction

Presley, Elvis: Graceland, e mail adress, elvis fan
e mail adress, elvis fan, graceland: Hi David...your email was not included in the question....please send me an email to: sherriemr3565@yahoo.com and I ll be glad to send the floor plans I have to you. Thank you very much for your question...and if you ever have any other question about Elvis...please...

Presley, Elvis: Graceland/General Elvis, elvis presley enterprises, heartbreak hotel in memphis
elvis presley enterprises, heartbreak hotel in memphis, robert f x sillerman: hi Anna thanks for asking... here s some answers for your questions. Lisa Marie owns graceland + all of Elvis things.back in 2005 she sold the right to run graceland as a museum to Robert f.x. sillerman for $ 100.000.000. he also got all of EPE (Elvis...

Presley, Elvis: Laughing version and recorded versions, laughing version, unchained melody
laughing version, unchained melody, female singers: hi Alex thanks for asking... first about MY WAY and UNCHAINED MELODY. Elvis recorded MY WAY as a studio version June 10th 1971 in nashville.I think the first live version was in January 1973...original a hit for frank sinatra in 1969 the UNCHAINED MELODY...

Presley, Elvis: lisa maries room, lisa maries, question archives
lisa maries, question archives, aol: Hi Henrietta Franken, I do not know why her room was not left the way it was when she was a little girl or why they took the items out. My take on it, is because they wanted to put some of the items on display for the fans. You could E-Mail Graceland...

Presley, Elvis: The Pen is mightier than the sword, Poet's pen; pen mightier than sword
Poet's pen; pen mightier than sword: HI Prasad-- I am trying to understand your question exactly and how it is pertaining to Elvis............. the poet s pen is mightier than the sword...... Without more information, I will say Yes because It lives forever through its words........Just...

Presley, Elvis: do you really no elvis presley, grammar checker, hey elvis
grammar checker, hey elvis, elvis presley: Elvis did a lot of stuff the public never knew about. I don t pretend to know everything about him. I only claim to have met him and to have seen him in concert 28 times. AllExperts is not a site of true experts on the subjects, but simple a group of people...

Presley, Elvis: Schwartz & Ableser Ring, jewelry rings, elvis presley
jewelry rings, elvis presley, fine jewelry: hi Doug... you are always welcome to ask questions... I have to say that Elvis rings are not what I know a lot about. I will look into it for you,but until then,here s a few places for you to check out: elvisrings.com featured.gem-fashion.com/elvis-presley-jewelry-rings...

Presley, Elvis: Schwartz & Ableser Ring, asheville civic center, russian czar
asheville civic center, russian czar, asheville nc: Doug, I am not aware of a Swami s head ring that was made for Elvis, although he did have a ring called the Russian Czar ring that he wore in Asheville, NC in July of 1975 during shows at the Asheville Civic Center. Hope that helps! Take Care/God...

Presley, Elvis: back up singers, gordon stoker, backing singers
gordon stoker, backing singers, neal matthews: Hello Jerry, The backing singers on Elvis original 1961 recording were The Surfers (Pat Sylva, Clay Naluai, Pat Sylva, Alan Nuluai) and The Jordanaires (Gordon Stoker, Neal Matthews, Hoyt Hawkins, Ray Walker). Glad to be of help. Cheers.......Mel. ...

Presley, Elvis: thats the way it is vhs, mgm ua, bonus material
mgm ua, bonus material, vhs cassette: hi there Colin. in 2000 the new version of TTWII was released. your version are the original (and in my opinion the better one).I don t think it s worth more than a couple of bucks,sorry.on e-bay it is sold for $0,99 up to $10 and that must be the newer...