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Relationship Problems

Published: February 15, 2024
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I am currently living with a man (we are not married). He doesn’t see what is happening in the world the way I do and he does everything he can to prove me wrong about the End of Days approaching. I love this man but I don’t really want to marry him with the way his belief system is. I feel far away from the Lord sometimes when he is at home and I feel like Satan is working through him to discourage me. I feel such conviction for not being married which never bothered me until I began my walk with Jesus. I feel that the Holy Spirit is making me feel convicted and I just don’t know what to do. I don’t want to be left behind!!!


What Does Faith Without Works Mean?

Published: February 14, 2024
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Please explain the meaning of this biblical verse: “Faith without works is dead”


A Question About Spiritual Gifts

Published: February 14, 2024
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I Just finished reading your articles on Spiritual Gifts. Please help me. I want to make sure I am not being mislead. Over the last five years my family has suffered many, many trials. I went to our church for help. But all they could do was say a prayer with me and agreed that we are dealing with more than the usual.

Recently, I was with a friend who knows of all we are dealing with and I said I was beginning to feel like we were cursed and my family was cursed. She suggested doing a corporate generational cleansing. I went with her to a meeting. They placed hands on me and prayed for repentance for me. I asked God to please give me discernment as this area I was not familiar with. They used scripture and went into generation sins, etc. and then prayed.

She prayed and said something that only God and myself knew (a prayer I had prayed to God quietly on my own for years) and just continued blessing me through Christ Jesus. When done she said it was the holy spirit leading her. Then a guy prayed and spoke in tongues – which I have never heard before.

I then received a call from one of my friend’s friends who invited me to join a prayer group that prayed together. I went and one of the members prayed in tongues from time to time, and someone else seemed to “see” things. This was uncomfortable for me and I do not know if it is God or not. Please help direct me if you can.


Is Church Attendance Necessary?

Published: February 14, 2024
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Thank you for making such an informative site, I am blessed to be able read it often! I love the revelation story and think this is a perfect first person account to share with children in a way they can understand it.

My question is: What is your thought about people who are Christians but don’t attend church on a regular basis? I have found that I spend much more time learning and therefore glorifying God by all my studies on the net but several preachers tell me I am wrong and should invest in going to church…when I did that I didn’t spend near as much time studying the bible or studying online. I feel as though we do not need to be in church to worship God. Your thoughts would be greatly appreciated!!


Could They Have Changed That Much?

Published: February 13, 2024
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If we are all descendants of Noah’s sons, how is it there are many cultures where the disparity of knowledge is so vast? How would it be possible to “forget’ the basics of a culture one came from when it would have been everyday practicality? How would people change so much, and in such a short time?


How Can I Forgive Him?

Published: February 13, 2024
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Last year, I was in a relationship that I truly regret. Even to this day, I don’t know if I have fully forgiven my ex-boyfriend in my heart. I still feel anger and regret whenever I see him. When I reflect on myself, I am disgusted that I am no better and am just as much a sinner as he is. Because this relationship led me to so much sin, I feel so far away from Jesus. I still feel pain and disgrace every time I think about it. But I want to forgive him because I want to be forgiven by God. What can I do?


Impatient To Learn Everything

Published: February 13, 2024
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Thank you again for your ministry, you have helped us to rightly discern God’s truths. I have a relative who is a fairly new Christian, and who wants to understand Scripture NOW, right now, and when he doesn’t, he has a tendency to think that it’s because the Bible too vague in place and some of it doesn’t really apply anymore, or is not true. He professes his faith in the LORD, but hasn’t yet done any in-depth Bible study. What do you recommend?


The 1 John 5:7-8 Problem

Published: February 12, 2024
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My question is: Why is 1 John 5:7 which is in the KJV not included in most other translations?


My Brother Won’t Forgive Me

Published: February 12, 2024
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I have a significant problem concerning forgiveness. I forgave my brother for believing a lie that was told by my stepfather, who since passed away. Although this happened several years ago, my brother does not want any contact with me because he thinks I’m the one who lied. I have tried to reconcile on several occasions and he has refused all my attempts. I have had Christ in my heart for 30 plus years. I look forward to his coming soon. What happens if we can’t reconcile the situation? I want to be able to come home with the Lord. If I have been faithful and true will that still happen?


Sinners In Heaven?

Published: February 12, 2024
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I am disturbed by your articles regarding habitual sinners in heaven. My first thought was, “Then what is the point of Jesus sacrifice if we can’t be overcomers?” I personally through the power of the Holy Spirit’s work in me (not my own power) have overcome alcoholism, fornication, and smoking. These took many years of struggle but the work of God in my life did it. So my thought is that if Jesus can do this for me, he will do it for anyone as they persevere.