Spare The Rod

Q. Most of the time I read your articles and agree with you, but I have to ask you about proverbs 23: 13. I believe children need correction, and sometimes a little reinforcement in the way of showing them who’s in charge. Why did you not include the very next verse in the article you wrote? Thou shalt beat him with the rod, and shalt deliver his soul from hell.

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Receiving The Holy Spirit In Acts 8

Q. I have question about Acts 8:9-25. I believe as you, that in the church age that all who accept Christ as savior have the Holy Spirit sealed within us at that very instant. However the story about the Samaritan believers seems to contradict this. What’s your take on why they didn’t receive the Holy Spirit until the laying on of hands by Peter and John?

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Passover Blessings?

Q. I understand from (a well known prosperity teacher’s) website that there are 7 blessings of Passover. Do you have any detailed article on this subject?

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Healing Amputees, Follow Up

Q. The topic of healing is something I’ve been thinking of for a long time. I don’t have a problem believing God “can” do it. I have a problem believing he “will” do it. What are the true elements of faith? Its one thing to believe God can, but is it being presumptuous to believe God “is” going to heal? Isn’t that like saying God HAS to do what I ask, just because I believe he’s going to? Who am I to tell God what he’s going to do?
What is it the Lord requires from us to answer prayers for healing? He doesn’t need anything. He can do it whether we believe he will heal completely or not – even if it is replacing missing teeth or limb.
I have major health issues and doctors can’t figure out what’s wrong. I believe God can heal me. I just can’t allow myself to believe he’s “going” to heal me because I think I’m telling him what to do. I agree with you in that the problem lies with me. I just don’t know how to fix it and I’m sick of being sick.

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Healing Amputees

Q. I came across a website and I found it discouraging as the question came about … Why doesn’t a loving God answer the prayers and heal an amputees (either legs or arms, etc.) when they are prayed for specifically?
Unfortunately this site claimed that God is discriminative towards the prayers of amputees and asks why a loving God would do so? As I said, I found this very discouraging, yet I still cling to Jesus and know, by faith, that God is good and that he is all-powerful and all-knowing… and I don’t question what He does, because He knows exactly what He is doing, and so freely gives His Love even though we are undeserving… Our God is an awesome God! Thank you for you time and God Bless you!

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Giving Account Follow Up

Q. I think I’m going to be sweeping the streets of gold because I probably haven’t had a pure motive for anything in my life. I’m certain every good thing I’ve ever done is going to be burned like dead grass. It makes me sad, though. I wish I could have a truck load of crowns to throw at the Lord’s feet when I’m with him, but I’m afraid I’m going to stand before him speechless and then fall on my face. What can I say?

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Breaking Curses

Q. We used to go to church where the preacher preached time and again, on generational sin. He taught that we needed to break generational curses. What do you believe the scripture teaches on this.
Thank you, for your attention in this matter.

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Death, The Ultimate Healing

Q. My name is Shirley. I am a born again believer. I read on your website once where you said that death was the ultimate healing in a way for Christians. I suppose it is.
What about suicide? I don’t think I can do it, but I can’t take the life I’m living much longer. It would be different if there was some love in my life, but there isn’t. I hear the Lord speak to me and I know He loves me, but in my material, tangible life here and now, there is nothing but heartache, fear, and dread. It doesn’t change. I have believed for many years it would. I don’t think I can face another day without some kind of hope for here and now. Some kind of strengthening of my love for the Lord and I need more faith. But it alludes me now. No joy left. Husband abusive and so very ill…nothing I can do to help anymore.
Please, please, remember me in your prayers. Thank you for all the beautiful things you have written. I have enjoyed your website.

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OSAS And Assemblies Of God

Q. I believe that salvation is a free gift from God and that once we put our faith in Jesus that we are saved forever according to the Bible. Not because of anything we have done, but because of who God is and what He’s done. I attend an Assembly of God church and their position and the Pastor’s is that you can give your salvation back by continuing in sin or stop believing. My question is this, should a person stay at a church that opposes eternal security? Thank you for all you do and God bless you!

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