What is the difference between paying tithes and giving offerings?

In Leviticus 18, God commanded Israel to set aside one tenth of all they had to be offered to Him. When Israel began to inherit the promised land, God designated different geographical locations for each tribe. The tribe of Levi, however, was not given their own land and therefore had no way to provide for […]

How do faith and forgiveness work together?

Summary: Forgiveness is dependent upon our faith in God’s word. ​

A Christian embraces the truths in God’s word. We remember, “without faith it is impossible to please God,” (Hebrews 11:1). Consequently, we study the Bible, have faith in the scriptures, and apply it.​

In order to receive forgiveness for our sins, we need to have faith that […]

February 13th, 2019|Christian Character and Conduct, God, Faith|

Knowing that Jesus has made away the law of Moses at the cross. Is stealing, murder or killing, fornication or adultery still a sin? If yes how do you know they are sin without the law?

When God created Adam and Eve, they were created in His image. (Genesis 1:26, 27.) They had God’s perfect laws of love and justice written in their hearts. The Apostle Paul explains that all mankind (including Gentiles) know right from wrong. “Indeed, when Gentiles, who do not have the law (Mosaic Law), do by nature […]

February 13th, 2019|Christian Character and Conduct, Sin and the Permission of Evil|

What does the Bible say about procrastination?

Procrastination and laziness can be related. When people procrastinate their responsibilities, there is a tendency to choose pleasure (television, naps, etc.) over work. King Solomon addressed this issue in Proverbs 6:6-11 (NIV). 

“Go to the ant, you sluggard; consider its ways and be wise!  It has no commander, no overseer or ruler,  yet it stores its […]

How can I deal with fear and its torments?

 

Yes, fear is tormenting. But, dear one, God does not want you to fear. Instead, remember 1 John 4:16 (NIV), “So we have come to know and to believe the love that God has for us. God is love.” ​

When we believe this truth, we trust and live in God’s love. “There is no fear in […]

What is the difference between being a Christian and being a Roman Catholic? As a Christian, am I required to read my Bible everyday?

A Christian is a follower of Jesus. “Then Jesus said to His disciples, ‘If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me,’” Matthew 16:24. ​

In order to do this, a person must first recognize he is a sinner, then believe Jesus died for him. Finally, he […]

January 26th, 2019|Christian Character and Conduct, Church and The Bride of Christ|

What is love and who are we to love?

“God is love,” 1 John 4:8. Also, “God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son,” (John 3:16). He gave the most precious gift He had, his son. Love has an element of sacrifice, putting the interest of others first. “It is more blessed to give than receive,” Act 20:35.

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How are love and forgiveness related?

God is love and forgiveness is a manifestation of love. ​

God’s character and essence is love. His every intention for his creatures is their highest welfare. Even before the earth or man was created, God knew Adam would sin. And at that time, God had already planned a way to forgive our sins – through the sacrifice of […]

Matthew 6:33, "but seek ye first the kingdom of God and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.” What does this mean?

Beginning with the first verse of Matthew 6, Jesus discusses five areas of important Christian development.  

Give to the needy. This is a way to ‘practice righteousness’ in verses 1-4.  
Pray, which allows us to communicate with our heavenly father and develop the proper attitude of submission to God’s will.  The template for simple, effective […]

Good day, can you please tell me about lobola? Does a Christian have to pay lobola (bride price)?

The New Testament does not instruct Christians to pay a bride price (lobola). However, Romans 12:18 teaches, "If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone." If the bride's family requests a lobola, and it is a custom in your country to do so, then it would be […]