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Jesus As a Child

Published: November 15, 2021
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Can you tell me of the early years of Christ like from the age of thirteen until he started to preach? Does it tell us in the Bible what he did or where he went ?


Denying The Deity Of Jesus

Published: November 15, 2021
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Can a person’s unbelief in the deity of Christ condemn him if He also believes whole heartedly that the sacrifice of Christ is man kinds only hope of heaven? I have a friend who doesn’t think so but I think his conclusions on the subject put him on shaky ground theologically and dangerous ground in terms of salvation. What do you think?


My Desires Or His Instructions?

Published: November 15, 2021
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In the article “Should he change jobs” your answer was to wait for God instructions. I’m really puzzled with listening to God. From my own experiences, I usually confuse my inner desires with God’s instructions. Often I can’t distinguish between the two. Some say God gives us instructions through signs. But don’t we have to do the interpreting of these signs and once again be subjected to our own desires and wishes in interpreting them?


When Is Enough Enough?

Published: November 12, 2021
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I truly believe that we are to help our family and neighbors but at what point is it enough? My oldest sister died when she was 38 year old leaving a husband and four children. Her husband has also since passed away. My parents, sisters and I have helped out these 4 kids, who are now adults, over and over and over. They are all physically and mentally okay but they all dropped out of school and pretty much live off the state and don’t seem to want to do better. When is enough enough?


A Reward For Generosity

Published: November 12, 2021
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I’ve heard Philippians 4:19 used many times for believing the Lord to supply our needs. My question is, if I take the verse within the context it sounds like the Philippians sent Paul gifts (or supported his ministry so to speak(. Wouldn’t this be why the Lord supplied their needs? My point is they gave first and I’m guessing with the right intentions. The Lord saw their hearts and blessed them. Would that be accurate?


Should He Change Jobs?

Published: November 12, 2021
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I am a stay at home mom and my husband is a teacher. We were blessed with his job 4 years ago when we decided to move. I know it was God’s perfect timing and this job has provided for our family very well. My husband likes his job but doesn’t love his job. He’s recently been debating on whether he wants to stay in that profession or not. He has many other jobs he could do to support us.

Our question is, should we be thankful for the job that God blessed us with and that my husband is capable of doing for the long term? Or should he try to find a job in life that he loves? What would Jesus tell him he should do? We want to be thankful for the blessings in our lives but aren’t sure when to step outside of the path we are on.


Storing Up For Others

Published: November 11, 2021
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Since I also believe in a pre-trib rapture, I don’t anticipate being here for Daniel’s 70th week. But plenty of newly reborn Christians will be here in the days, weeks and months following the rapture. Those new Christians are going to need all the help they can get. So we do some doomsday prepping, but not for us, because we know we won’t be here. We prep for those who won’t make a decision for Christ until it is too late to be part of the Church. We’ve stockpiled some food, water purification and storage supplies, weapons, winter clothing, medical supplies, firewood, backup generator, barter items and other things we think will be needed post rapture. But most importantly, we’ve put together a library of Bibles and Bible study resources, both hard copy, and electronic media, because those new Christians will need these kinds of hidden Bible resources in a world hostile to them and all things related to Jesus Christ. I think it is possible to do both things, doomsday prepping and laying up treasures in heaven. What do you think?


Faith Or Good Deeds?

Published: November 11, 2021
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Re. Luke 7:1-10. Did Jesus heal the Centurion’s servant because of the Centurion’s faith or because of his good deeds?


Planning To Go Or Planning To Stay? Follow Up

Published: November 11, 2021
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Re: Planning To Go Or Planning To Stay? My daughter is a single parent and not well physically and has 2 autistic daughters. She has brought them up with the knowledge and love of the Lord and they have accepted Jesus as their Lord and Savior. But they are living in poverty conditions and I want to help them. I contribute to their support as much as I can (I am a widow and have limited finances) but it has come up that if I helped finance a house for them, they could live more comfortably. I am willing to do such, but as I read about storing up treasures in heaven, I wonder if I am not trusting in our Lord and should be content and grateful for all we do have.


Life’s Lessons

Published: November 10, 2021
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My question pertains to decision making on non-moral matters. In moral cases I believe the Holy Spirit places convictions on our hearts to do the right thing. I’m talking about the non-moral ones such as deciding whether to stay put or move, or playing it safe and being content in my current situation versus taking a risk and trying something I’ve wanted to do for a very long time. My most recent life decision did not work out as I had hoped. I learned many things in the process but it was painful. Is this a symptom of not living in fellowship with God or are there important decisions in life that God expects us to use the resources we have to figure out on our own?