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What Does God Expect?

Published: September 18, 2018
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My ex-husband sexually abused his daughter and stepdaughter. I know I’m supposed to forgive him and I’ve tried but when I think of him doing this I get angry and want to hurt him. I ask God to forgive me when I do this but it’s been a long time and I don’t know if I’m doing this right. He has never asked for forgiveness or admitted any wrong doing. Please advise me on what to do and what God expects of me. I am saved and have been for many years. Thank you.


How Can They Ignore Prophecy?

Published: September 18, 2018
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I have 3 questions regard the Pastors / teachers who willfully ignore, and even reject Bible prophecy with a spirit of contempt. 1) On what authority do these pastors assume they only have to teach the scriptures they “approve of”? 2) What does the Bible indicate will happen to the pastors / teachers who do this? 3) Is Second Timothy 3:16 suggestive, or are we to take it literally? Thanks for your valuable insight as always!


More On The Rapture And The Feast Of Trumpets

Published: September 17, 2018
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I believe that Jesus can come back in the rapture any moment but I also believe that the feast of trumpets has something to do with the rapture because of the first 4 feasts that Jesus fulfilled. Wouldn’t He fulfill the next 3 in the exact order and the exact day? We already know from scripture He will fulfill the feast of tabernacles during the millennium. I understand that’s somewhat contradictory, but can the rapture be imminent and happen on the feast of trumpets?


Was Paul The Apostle To The Gentiles?

Published: September 17, 2018
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I have been asked a question I can’t answer. How and when did Paul know that he was the apostle to the Gentiles? Of course, you’ll back it up with scripture references.


An Illustration of James 1:15

Published: September 17, 2018
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James 1:15 says, “Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death.” Could you please give me an illustration for this verse? How do you explain it? I find it not easy though it seems easy.


Can We Have A Personal Relationship With God?

Published: September 14, 2018
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At a group discussion on goals of a church I mentioned helping others to develop a relationship with God. Our pastor stated that the Bible never mentions individuals establishing a relationship with God. He continued by saying relationships with God are established at a corporate (church) level. I told him the Spirit of God lives within me. He is my counselor and guide. I communicate with Him and He responds. That’s personal to me. What verses could I use to defend my position?


Remedy for Emptiness

Published: September 14, 2018
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First of all, I just want to say that I enjoy your web site like no other…it rocks and you all rock also! My question is: why is it that some days I feel that I am just loaded with the presence of the Lord and am happy and then suddenly I can feel as empty as my wallet?


Love Your Enemies

Published: September 14, 2018
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Please explain exactly what Jesus meant when he told us to love our enemies. Thank you so much and God Bless you richly


Using Holy Things For A Common Purpose

Published: September 13, 2018
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I always have a problem when it comes to explain holiness. I want to think it means not drinking, not smoking, etc. But deep down inside me there is something that tells me that the meaning of this word goes deeper than that. When I read 1 Peter 1:13-16 I thought I was going to get a detailed breakdown of what holiness means but didn’t. Can you please explain what Pater was saying?


The Way Of Return

Published: September 13, 2018
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When a person who has been leading a dissolute drug filled life absolutely can’t remember their young life when they attended church and had a possible salvation and baptism experience; what type of commitment would you advise them to follow to be certain of their salvation?