My husband and I differ on tithing. He gladly gives to the church and if there is any special need or project he will give, but he does not believe that we have to give the 10% all the time. On the other hand, I do, and since I’m the one that writes the check I tithe the 10%, but I base it on my earnings and not his. I have read that this is not acceptable to God and my tithe is not honored because I am going behind his back to do it. What do you think is right?
I was reading in the Book of Exodus where Moses is sent back to Egypt to demand that Pharaoh allow the Hebrews to go into the desert to worship God. As I read, I realized for the first time that I have no idea where Aaron was when Moses was being given his instructions. Any ideas? Did he leave Egypt to flee with Moses? Did Moses just meet up with him when he got back to Egypt?
The Bible tells us that Jesus appeared to many people after his resurrection. Thomas touched his body and Jesus ate fish with his followers. Obviously, it was a physical body. In what state did the Lord Jesus ascend to Heaven to be seated at the right hand of God the Father, physical or spiritual, and in what state is he in now as far as his body is concerned?
A well known and very respected minister once said in a sermon, “Satan often sends some good things into your life to get you walking in the direction he wants.” I know that Satan masquerades as an angel of light and not all miracles are from God. Can and does Satan answer our prayers?
Luke 18:19 says “No one is good but One, that is, God.” What I don’t understand is why Jesus says that He isn’t good, and why He uses this word. I would use words such as awesome, perfect, holy, wonderful etc. What is the Bible definition of “good”? In my opinion, a lot of things are good.
My question centers on a Christian’s responsibility to his/her family during family functions. I am the only saved one in my family. When I attend holidays and family functions, it is uncomfortable for me because there are untoward things going on, such as swearing, drinking, gossiping, and occasionally light gambling. I try to ignore it but it’s difficult. What would you recommend if you were in my shoes? If I don’t attend the functions at all, then I risk offending the family. When I do go, I’m uncomfortable. Your thoughts would be appreciated.
2 years ago I really felt like God was calling me back to Him, calling me out of sin and into a new life. So I left NYC and moved back to Nashville where my family lives to get back on my feet spiritually. I found a great church, and a mentor who walked with me through the pain of leaving everything I loved. I really felt hopeful that I was going to have a relationship with Christ that would make leaving it all be worthwhile. Well, it’s been 2 years now, and I don’t feel like God is close to me at all. Why can’t He meet me halfway and at least let me be happy here?
Before I was a born again believer I used to differentiate between right and wrong/evil, same as other non-believers are doing today, and even abstain from certain wrong doings because of such convictions. I believe that I was not convicted by the Holy Spirit because I wasn’t yet a believer. Now that I’m Born Again I believe its the Holy Spirit that convicts me of wrongs/evil doings and guides me out of them. What was convicting me before I had the Holy Spirit?