Is marriage in the church biblical?

Jesus taught, "Have you not read that he who created them from the beginning made them male and female, and said, 'Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh’…What therefore God has joined together, let not man separate,” Matthew 19:4-6 […]

November 12th, 2018|Life Decisions and Doing the will of God, Marriage|

How am I crucified with Christ as in Galatians 2:20?

During the three-and-a-half years of our Jesus’s ministry, our Lord was crucified in a figurative sense; that is, he was daily delivered up to death – his will, his talents, his all were sacrificed – to follow his Father’s will. Every deed of his by which “virtue went out of him” (Luke 6:19) […]

In Psalm 43:1, David asks God to judge, defend, and deliver him from the unjust and ungodly. Can Christians pray this?

It is always proper for Christians to pray for divine protection or deliverance from ungodliness. Jesus, himself, taught us to pray, “And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.” (Matthew 6:13) 

But our “faith” is tested when it seems that God doesn't hear our petitions. Our Lord was similarly tested in the garden […]

Malachi 3:10, “Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse,” does it apply to all Christians? To both Jews and gentiles?

Malachi 3:10 says, “‘Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, so that there may be food in My house, and test Me now in this,’ says the LORD of hosts, ‘if I will not open for you the windows of heaven and pour out for you a blessing until it overflows.’”​

The whole book of Malachi […]

As Bible believing Christians, how should we relate to a relative who is transgender? Should I invite her to my Thanksgiving dinner? This is so difficult for me.

Jesus did not act like a policeman. He did not point out every sin in His followers. He loved people and died for us. All of His actions, thoughts, and words displayed righteousness and love. On the other hand, He also did not support sin. He did not go to houses of prostitution to judge […]

What does the Bible have to about transgender?

Biological Information:

One's gender is determined by genes at conception. Females have XX genes, while males have XY genes. Surgery and hormones cannot transform the numerous differences between sexes. In fact, for those dear people who do undergo sex reassignment treatment, the emotional and social struggles are severe. We quote from the landmark, thirty-year longitudinal study […]

How can a pastor's children enhance the pastoral ministry of their parents?

This question has a misplaced focus. Parents have children in order to bless them – not ourselves. We are to love and nurture them as well as to delight in their development. The Bible is full of admonitions to instruct our children in righteousness. ​

"Hear, ye children, the instruction of a father, and attend to know […]

If I’m not consistent with fasting and prayer weekly, am I in danger of backsliding again? And how many times in one life time can someone backslide?

Our fight against our fallen flesh, the world, and the devil will not end until we are resurrected in newness of life. Sin is basically disobeying God's will. A good pray throughout the day would be: "Father, through Jesus' strength, help me to deny my will and to do Thy will in this moment." (See […]

How can someone leave the faith?

Hebrews 11:6, “Without faith, it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.” When a person chooses a life of faith and God accepts his decision, a beautiful and different life begins. Ephesians 1: 8-10, “With all wisdom […]

How can you better understand yourself psychologically?

First, you need to know that God fully understands and loves you.  

Psalm 139:2-6, 17-18 (NLT), "You know when I sit down or stand up. You know my thoughts even when I’m far away. You see me when I travel and when I rest at home. You know everything I do. You know what I am […]