How do you clean your heart from all evil thoughts?

This is a lifelong struggle. Evil thoughts come from the world when we see people hurting others, or in unholy shows, movies, magazines, sexual displays, etc. Popular songs present evil as good. Our own fallen flesh tempts us with evil. Finally, the devil seeks to destroy us with evil. We cannot rid ourselves of all [...]

Before you have GOD'S blessings, must you suffer first?

Ever since Adam’s disobedience in the Garden of Eden, man has suffered. The sentence of death involved the whole dying process including pain in childbirth, and heavy labor to provide food and life’s necessities.  All people have experienced death and suffering. Even Jesus, God’s beloved son, endured suffering.   ​ If God in His infinite wisdom [...]

Does God forgive repetitive and willful sins???

Most of our sins are repetitive. What unique sin have you committed recently? We all tend to repeat sins, because we are born imperfect and have inherited weak, sinful tendencies. (Psalm 51:5)  Some struggle with anger, others with selfishness, others are lustful. This is the “sin which clings so closely” or “so easily ensnares.” (Hebrews [...]

Will I be forgiven for smoking if I keep doing it? I know the Bible says if we sin willfully there remains no more sacrifice for sins.

Yes, Jesus’ sacrifice does cover your fallen flesh’s need for nicotine. There are some substances which the body becomes dependent on. Caffeine and nicotine are two of these chemicals. When people drink coffee and strong black tea, their bodies become addicted to it. They need the substance to feel good and energized. If they stop [...]

Since Jesus died instead of us for our sin, then why does the Bible refuse to let us sin?

The Apostle Paul asked Christians this same question! Romans 6:1-2, 12-13, 16-18, 21, 23 (NIV):  “What shall we say, then? Shall we go on sinning so that grace may increase? No! We are those who have died to sin; how can we live in it any longer?...  Don't you know that when you offer yourselves [...]

Is sickness a result of being cursed or of being put under witchcraft spells?

It can be either or both. When Adam sinned and was cast out of Eden, the Lord told him: “Cursed is the ground because of you,” Genesis 3:11. God had specially prepared the garden for man and man could have had everlasting life. The area outside the garden, on the other hand, contained possibilities for both good and evil. These [...]

What is the relationship between sin and sickness? (Matthew 9?)

Generally, all sickness is a result of Adam’s disobedience. “Through one man sin entered the world, and death through sin, and thus death spread to all men, because all sinned,” Romans 5:12.  Sickness is part of the dying process. However, we can contribute to and stimulate our physical weaknesses, or we can have healthy habits [...]

Please explain John 20: 23, “If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven them; if you retain the sins of any, they are retained.” Has this verse been changed through translation?

Jesus gave only the Apostles the authorization to “forgive or retain sins” (John 20:23) and to bind or loose things in heaven and on earth (Matthew 18:18). But what do these words mean? Many misunderstand the nature of these commissions, forgetting that God alone can forgive sins (Isaiah 43:25). Some believe these scriptures apply to [...]

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 [...]