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Are We Supposed To Just Get By?

Published: April 18, 2019
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By your understanding of God’s Word, is just getting by the way God wants you to live? By that standard then, God’s blessing of Job with more material things after his ordeal was not a blessing but a curse. Same with Abraham and Jacob and Boaz and David et., etc. And Gods word to Aaron that he was free to loot his victims of their gold and silver in a number of cases, why would He encourage taking these items? And is it not wise to have savings for an emergency? If so, how much or how little is the correct amount?


Dwelling On Past Mistakes

Published: April 17, 2019
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Like you, I believe in my heart that the rapture is very near. While I know that the best of this life cannot begin to compare with what the Lord has prepared for us, and am excited about His soon return, I find myself at the same time depressed over the wasted time, misplaced priorities, squandered opportunities, and endless sins of my life. Since there is no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, are my feelings evidence that I am not even saved?


Forgiven For All Sins Or Just Past Sins?

Published: April 17, 2019
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I was having a discussion with someone who believes that when you are born again, God only forgives you for your past sins before you were born again and not your future sins. Is there a scripture that says or implies specifically that Jesus died for our future sins after being born again?


Walking In The Spirit

Published: April 17, 2019
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I absolutely know that much of the time I’m not walking in the Spirit because of all the things I either do or say or the way I act. This is not how I want it to be but it seems I do all these things whether I want it this way or not. Does God the Father not see me as righteous when I’m not walking according to the Spirit? I know He must be displeased and this kills me inside that He is feeling this way about me. I want so much to be like Jesus and then I’m not again and I get so discouraged. What am I to do?


Out Of Context?

Published: April 16, 2019
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I notice that when you mention 1 Cor. 2:9 you never put it in the context of the following verse. I think it changes the meaning when you do. I’m probably wrong but just wondered. What do you think?


Besetting Sins?

Published: April 16, 2019
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What happens to people who are caught up in a particular sin, that maybe down inside they don’t want to do, but it seems they can’t stop. They still believe with all their heart that Jesus paid the price for their sins. Are they still saved?


The Four Cups Of Passover

Published: April 16, 2019
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I’ve been told there are four cups in the Passover ceremony and when Jesus instituted the so-called Lord’s Supper He was actually using the third cup. What are the four cups and what do they mean?


A Burning Question

Published: April 15, 2019
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One of my children is disabled. He is deaf, slightly vision impaired, and slightly learning disabled. My son is 12 years old and he has accepted Jesus as his Lord and Savior. He did so at the age of 10 years old. He has asked me since getting saved if his spirit will be disabled too. He wants to know if when his disabled body dies and his spirit leaves his body to go home to Jesus will it be “whole”? Basically, he knows his body doesn’t work because it is broken in certain places. He wants to believe that when his spirit leaves his body that his spirit will see, hear, understand, etc…normally. He does not want his spirit to be disabled like his body.

I want to tell him this is true, but I am not sure. I don’t want to say something to him that is not true. Your time on this question is so appreciated, not only to me, but to a 12 year old boy who’s life up until now has not been easy nor will his future be.


Was His Body Broken?

Published: April 15, 2019
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Thank you for your ministry. I have a question about the communion service. Some translations say, “This is my body, which is broken for you.” Others say, “is for you”, “betrayed for you”, or “given for you”. Psalm 34:20 and John 19:36 say, “Not one of His bones shall be broken.” How can it be correct to say His body was broken?


How Do I Become Born Again?

Published: April 15, 2019
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The church I attend does not teach the need to be born again, but I’ve been told that Jesus said we must be born again. I want to do what Jesus said. What must I do to become a born again Christian?