During a Church service a woman confessed Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior, and was admitted into the baptismal class. Soon, the Church discovered that she was not married but was living with a man (cohabiting). Should the Church stop her from being baptized and becoming a member of the local Church until she is either married or separated from the man?

The Apostle Peter said, "Repent therefore and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out..." Acts 3:19. To repent and convert means to turn your life around and stop sinning. If a person is living in sin, that person has not yet fully [...]

How do you know when God's anointing is upon you?

There are likely as many proofs of spirit begettal or of God’s anointing as there are people experiencing it.  To some, the Lord may show His approval through answered prayer.  Others may experience peculiar incidents that demonstrate clearly that God is now dealing with them [...]

What is meant by baptized by the holy spirit'?

Acts 1:4, 5, “…wait for the promise of the Father…for John baptized with water, but you will be baptized with (in) the Holy Spirit. Verse 4 tells us that this was a promise from God. The Greek word for baptize is Strong’s #907 baptizo, and [...]

Is getting baptized as an adult okay?

Not only okay, but wise and supported by scripture. John's baptism for the remission of sins was an invitation to consenting adults at the age of reason (Matthew 3). Jesus himself, the perfect son of God, was an adult when he presented himself in [...]

Why was it important for Jesus to be baptized?

Jesus’ baptism was important because it was an outward sign or symbol of Jesus’ complete dedication of his life to do God’s will.  Jesus’ baptism differed from the other baptisms performed by John the Baptist.  We are told that John baptized with water for [...]

How much must one forsake to follow the Lord?

When the ruler asked Jesus what he must do to inherit eternal life, Jesus replied that he must forsake all to follow after Him (Luke 18:18-30). If truly following after the Lord, we should consider all our time, talent, money, influence, etc…as belonging to [...]

Is God calling me?

“The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints.” Eph. 1:18.   If you are truly looking to follow Jesus and serve God, [...]

Is baby dedication the same as baby baptism?

If we look at Scriptures relating to both ideas, we trust it will provide the answer. What does the Bible say about baby dedication? Exodus 13:2, "Sanctify unto me all the firstborn,"  and verse 18, "the firstborn males shall be the Lord's."   The firstborn [...]