Hi, I have a friend who watches a lot of TV “preachers” and he was telling me that when you pray, if you state let God’s will be done after you have made a request of God, that will ultimately cancel your prayer. Where does this teaching come from?
I just want to clear something up! In the article “will smokers miss the rapture” your saying that smokers will be part of the rapture? Aren’t we supposed to be led by the spirit of God and have the Spirit of God within us in order to be raptured?
I was raised catholic and raised my children catholic. I got saved about six years ago and began going to a Christian church. One of my two grown daughters has been going with me also but I could never get my other grown daughter to. Last weekend she indicated out of the blue that she would attend church with us.
We have the most godly daughter any one has ever met. Pastors, youth group leaders, other parents all use her as the example of Christian womanhood. She has finally identified the person she wishes to spend the rest of her life with. All along we have all had a check in our spirit. Are we wrong not to go along even though we feel it would be handing our daughter over to a person we do not trust?
I am trying to witness to my 86 year old die hard Catholic father (he hasn’t gone to church in years but did meet the Pope during the war). He feels this church has changed since he was an alter boy and he has lost faith in the Church.
Q. I am very grateful for your ministry. I believe you have been gifted with insight and an ability to effectively communicate that glorifies our Lord Jesus Christ. I am fearful for family and friends who have a lukewarm knowledge that Jesus is the Son of God but do not see the urgency of needing to accept the Lord’s grace soon. What advice can you give me on making the issue more urgent to them?
I was reading the question having to do with Church and the Church. My thought process went to church authority held by the elders and pastor of the local church. The Scripture does speak to submission, but how far does that go in the local church? And, how does the discernment of the individual Believer come into play when that discernment is contrary to church leadership?
Q. I continue to be amazed at your abilities and your willingness to share. Thank you!
I have a question about the Trinity. Does it matter which member of the Trinity one addresses? I made a comment to a pastor, at a church picnic, that God was present with us. He denied it and said that God was on His throne in heaven. If God is omnipresent, omnipotent, and omniscient then what difference does it make by which name to use?
I have the witness of the Holy Spirit within me, I claim Jesus in my heart, and I pray to God, so what is the appropriateness of address in any given situation?
Is it necessary to say ‘In Jesus’ name I pray’ throughout the day as we have these little conversations with God?
My question is about the manner I assume for prayer. Sometimes I have a quiet time put aside for prayer. Other times, I pray while I am doing other “light” things. Occasionally I wonder if this is being disrespectful to God or I am just being old-fashioned?