Concerning people who claim healing in Jesus’ name, or bind things in Jesus’ name. I asked a woman who admitted she attends a charismatic church about why she prays this way, binding and claiming and so forth. She took me to Matthew 16:19 telling me that Jesus has given us the power to do these things. I didn’t argue with her but noted how Jesus gave these powers to Peter. As I read and interpret what’s going on, Jesus is alluding to the coming church and the Spirit as shown in Acts 2. If I am correct, Peter is the only one that is given these gifts for a specific reason, and that was to be a framework for the beginning of the church. Am I correct in understanding this passage of scripture? God bless you and yours.
Please can you clear a question for me? A verse in the bible says if therefore though shalt not watch I will come on thee as a thief ,and thou shalt not know what hour I will come.
Is that for the rapture?? Because when Jesus comes the 2nd Time it says all eyes will see him.
Thank you. I like your site very much, and I’m learning a lot from your answers.
I was molested as a child by older male cousins. I never told anyone until recently what happened. But, the whole situation has scarred me in a way that makes it hard for me to rejoice in being a female. That being said, since that point in my life I have found myself attracted to women but only if I imagine myself as a man with the control. I don’t know if this is a true attraction or if it is a result of me wanting to feel “in control”. And, what makes it even harder is that I am a follower of Christ. I know Him and desire to follow Him with all my might- but this sin keeps coming up and I feel like I’m constantly questioning if I die will God consider me living in un-repentant sin. And, my best friend and I have have tried working through this (I wear pink and do my hair and paint my nails now) and I have made some strides, I was just wondering if there is a way out of this and back into “normal” life.
Thank you so much for allowing God to speak through you to so many wondering and wandering souls.
Because during the tribulation the people left on the earth will be involved in a one world religion, do you believe the news story about the Pope while in Turkey praying towards Mecca with the Muslims gives validly to their religion and is an indication how easy it will be to convince people to follow a one world religion? Is there any were else in the Bible that speaks of a one world religion besides Revelation 17?
Can you explain to me how it is that I saw a group of Jewish men (called Hassidic) actually attending one of the Iranian president’s anti–Semitic meetings this week, and why they were shaking his hand with smiles on their faces? For the life of me I can not figure this out.
I was married to a man who looked at pornographic movies, and magazines and was always lusting after other women. When I asked my pastor if that was adultery, he wouldn’t answer me, but told me to try to hold the marriage together. I was a Christian, but my husband was not. After many years of misery with this man, I divorced him. Was this situation adultery on his part?
Thank you again ever so much for the continued additions to the website. Its such a big help to everyday living as well as positioning ourselves better in this world.
I had a question regarding salvation. You mentioned in one of your answers that the belief of Assemblies of God and Church of God relates to losing our salvation if we don’t live right.
But if that’s not true in the whole sense, does it mean that if I accept the Lord into my heart once, regardless of how I live my life, I would still go to heaven?….Wouldn’t I lose my salvation?
I know that we cannot know with certainty, but do you think that the war of Gog and Magog happens after the rapture?
To clear up some confusion in my mind, is the Gog Magog war different than the Battle of Armageddon?