There is a teaching that on some buildings and land there are curses because of the activities that have been carried out on the site, and these must be lifted by ‘spiritual warfare’ type prayer. What is the Biblical position on this for New Covenant belivers?
I know God wants us to love everyone as if they were our brother. But if God said that He will curse those who curse Israel are we also permitted to do the same?
Can you tell me please what you think of 1 John 5:16-17? What do you think the sin is, that leads to eternal death? And is he implying that we shouldn’t bother to pray for the brother or sister who is committing this “unforgivable” sin?
I was having a discussion with a friend of mine who is also a born again believer. We had a disagreement over the outcome if a born again believer took his or her own life. He feels that they would go to heaven since they were born again, no matter what. I suggested that a born again believer wouldn’t take their own life because of the indwelling of the Holy Spirit and it’s power to convict the individual of their sin, thus bringing them back into a proper frame of mind and keeping them from going through with the act.
I have always felt very close to Jesus as if He is always sitting right beside me. When I think of God, he seems further away somehow. I always address 99 % of my prayers to Jesus. Even though I love God, I don’t feel that same one on one connection. I am afraid that he is going to punish me for this, but I don’t know how to change my way of feeling this way.
Regarding contemplative prayer. Do you think that a person who is Spirit Filled needs to be concerned about venturing into the spirit realm or is he protected by the indwelling Holy Spirit?
I was just reading The Revelation Story (The Bible thru the Eyes of its Writers)…about the Rapture ‘as promised to the Church at Philadelphia’. Does this suggest that only the Evangelical Church will be raptured, leaving behind the Catholic, Protestant and Liberal/New Age believers?
My question is; who are we really that the Creator did such sacrifice to gain us back when we are already lost and there is nothing to benefit from. I cannot understand why Jesus did that. Yes I am a Christian and I am a sinner and I need a Savior. That is a gain on my part but what really is the gain of Jesus for His sacrifice?
I’m wondering what you have to say about Catholics “praying” to Mary or other saints. I understand that the first commandment tells us to have no other gods, but Catholics seem to believe they’re not praying to Mary or the other saints, but somehow praying to God through them.
I have a question concerning what is meant by the phrase “spiritual warfare”? Are the angels still loyal to God engaged in actual combat with the ones who fell with Satan?