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?
I’m saved but my husband isn’t. He smokes marijuana,and drinks beer all the time. What does the bible say about this and what can I do? What are some scriptures to help me meditate on concerning this? Please Help!!!!
Here’s a follow up question for you on “Are any homosexuals saved?”: You make good points on confession and asking forgiveness for sins, but how does repentance fit in in your view?
Could you provide a little background information on yourself?
My question is this: My husband and I are Christians, and as such, we try to seek God’s will for our lives. We’ve been married a few years now and have recently began talking (and praying) about starting a family. If all these terrible events are right around the corner, are we unwise to bring innocent children into this world?