Please explain 1 Corinthians 3:16-17 (NASB), "Do you not know that you are a temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwells in you? If any man destroys the temple of God, God will destroy him, for the temple of God is holy, and that is what you are." (Philippines)

We will consider three perspectives of these verses. Perspective 1:  In the context of this chapter, Paul is warning the brethren to watch for those who would bring in false doctrines and heresies. These could cause factions and divisions among the collective “temple” of [...]

Christendom acknowledges that there is lukewarmness in the body of Christ. Would the best remedy be a revival message that focuses on ‘rebuilding’ the concept of marriage, and teaching the principles governing marriage? (Zambia)

Maintaining love and fidelity in marriage is certainly God's will. Preaching Christ and living righteously glorifies Him. However, if your goal is to convert the world or even your neighborhood through a revival, the scriptures teach that will not happen. Satan is the god [...]

What is holiness and how can we become holy? (Nigeria)

Holiness is purity, sinlessness, and blamelessness. A holy being is irreprovable in every aspect of life. Christians strive to keep our hearts (the mind, the will) in harmony with God and righteousness. This is holiness. The new mind cannot approve of sin, but must [...]

What does the Bible teach about contentment? (Nigeria)

All scriptures are from the Christian Standard Bible (CSB) translation. Luke 3:14, “Likewise the soldiers asked him (Jesus), saying, ‘And what shall we do?’ So he (Jesus) said to them, ‘Do not intimidate anyone or accuse falsely, and be content with your wages.’” Philippians [...]

What does it mean to be pure of heart? (United States)

Matthew 5:8, “Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God." To paraphrase:  Blessed are those whose heart motives are pure, clean, and holy. It is our sincerity of intention and will that is required. This does not mean Christians are perfect in [...]

Is it okay to fight? (Philippines)

No. Christians may not fight physically. It's devilish when people hit, beat, or rob us. But many have suffered for righteousness.  Remember the great Apostle Paul’s hardships. 2 Corinthians11:24-27, “Five different times the Jewish leaders gave me thirty-nine lashes.  Three times I was beaten [...]