Catholic And Baptist

Q.  I was brought up with Roman Catholic faith but started going to a Baptist church and became born again. At the same time (of being born again) I met a guy – a Catholic & very much into his faith. We are very much in love and want to get married but have a serious obstacle which is faith & ways of worship.

I don’t know what to do! I’ve been praying about it & doing a lot of research, sharing it with him to show him why I believe what I do, but so far it’s all pointless! I need your prayers (for I know you are a brother in Christ) as well as encouragement or tips on the major issues of difference between the 2 sects. To tell you the truth I feel sick and tired of all the major sects and the way Christ has been divided.

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Anointing The Sick

Q. I’ve been reading your articles on faith and healing of the sick, searching for an answer from the Lord on this very subject.  I rejoiced when I read your articles, finally someone speaks clearly and biblical on this issue. The Lord has answered my question through you. So now what? Well, first I will pray that my faith be increased and second I would like to know exactly how to anoint with oil.  I read through scripture that anointing by oil is done regularly so I’m sure James probably had some custom in mind when he commanded us in James 5:14 to do it. Surely there is some Hebrew custom on the method? Could you tell us how? Continue reading…

Must I Name Every Sin?

Q. Thanks for an awesome site. Question: In the last paragraph of your article on “Psalm 83” you state that any unconfessed sin will hamper our fellowship with God.  How do I know what this unconfessed sin might be? When in prayer, I confess all my sins that I’m aware of and ask God to forgive me for all these sins and also all other sins that I’m not aware of.   Am I still out of fellowship with Him because I did not confess those sins that I’m unaware of by name? Continue reading…

Finding The Right Job

Q.  My whole life, until 2010, God was faithful in giving me jobs wherever we went, even though I wasn’t as close to Him as I am now.  Lately it has been a series of layoffs.  I am a good worker and have never been let go for not doing a good job.  I prayed and prayed and found a job in a field I had previously been in for many years.  I was let go yesterday due to “not being a good fit” for the position.  What am I doing wrong?  I don’t know how to discern whether a job I get is from God or simply that I jumped the gun and took one I shouldn’t have taken.  Are we made to pay the rest of our lives for a bad decision made at a certain point in our lives?

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Do Some People Not Have A Soul?

Q.  I sometimes meet people who seem to have truly evil hearts and minds.  I’ve pondered whether they have a soul, or if their soul is black.  It’s very difficult to understand what their soul must be like because of their behavior and thinking.  Do some people not have souls?  Or are their souls and hearts so thoroughly corrupted that they feel black?

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Silent Prayer

Q.  In about 1980 everything seemed to be falling apart around me.  Sitting alone in my living room, I prayed a silent prayer to God/Jesus for salvation and guidance.  Do you think God recognizes and accepts silent prayer for his saving grace, or at any other time when one prays?

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Is It Hard To Be Saved?

Q. I can’t get this concept of beings saved. It’s hard for me, as I have had a hard life.  I have prayed when in Juvenile, I go to a catholic church with my friend ( I am not catholic, but baptist and Jewish by race.)  My friend and I talk constantly about Jesus.  He bugs me about not being saved, but it doesn’t bother me.  Don’t get me wrong, I want to be saved. But I don’t have the “feeling” inside me.  What do you suggest for me?

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Praying to Satan?

Q.  I recently read a book by an author who used to be a Satanist, where he said a Christian once came to him for help. Apparently,  the Christian guy had been praying for relief from a situation, but nothing happened. So he decided to ask the devil for help instead. It got me wondering, what does God think of that?  This man was praying for help and God didn’t help him, so I guess he caved because he couldn’t take the pressure anymore. Can you give me some answers on this topic?

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What Tastes As Sweet As Honey But Turns Your Stomach Sour?

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

Then the voice that I had heard from heaven spoke to me once more: “Go, take the scroll that lies open in the hand of the angel who is standing on the sea and on the land.”

So I went to the angel and asked him to give me the little scroll. He said to me, “Take it and eat it. It will turn your stomach sour, but in your mouth it will be as sweet as honey.” I took the little scroll from the angel’s hand and ate it. It tasted as sweet as honey in my mouth, but when I had eaten it, my stomach turned sour. (Rev. 10:9-10)

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