Turned Off By Religion

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.

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Lukewarm Friends

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?

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Submission To Church Authority

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?

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Who Do We Address?

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?

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Pray Without Ceasing

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?

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Messianic Jews And The Law

I want to ask you something concerning my Messianic Jewish belief. Are Jews still required to keep the feasts, eat kosher, and observe the Sabbath or were all these things done away with when Jesus died on the cross?

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Keeping The Sabbath

Q. I Just had one question about your answer about the Sabbath day. What I get from your answer is that I am free to commit adultery, steal, take the Lord’s name in vain etc., because you said we don’t have to keep the Sabbath if we don’t want to. What I am saying is the Sabbath day command is part of the 10 commandments and the only one that begins with remember!! If I don’t have to keep this command then I don’t have to keep the other nine. These commands are what defines sin, for sin is the the transgression of the law. (1John 3:4 & Romans 4:15)

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Curses On Buildings Or Land

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?

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Blessing And Cursing

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?

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