Explain Romans 15:5-6, "Now may the God of patience and comfort grant you to be like-minded toward one another, according to Christ Jesus, that you may with one mind and one mouth glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ." (India)

This scripture emphasizes unity among Christians: “like-minded,” “one mind,” and “one mouth”. It also gives the basis for that unity, “according to Christ Jesus.” The Weymouth translation says, “in accordance with the example of Christ Jesus.” The Bible in Basic English says, “in harmony with [...]

Should a Christian go to a party? (United States)

It would depend on the type of party. For example, if the main activity of the party is drinking and dancing, then no. These behaviors promote our fallen flesh. But a birthday party or a celebration where people can fellowship about God and His [...]

Who in the Bible has been cremated? (United States)

The Jews did not practice cremation. Recorded instances of cremation were live, infant sacrifices offered to idols. These practices were abominations. Jeremiah 32:35, "..high places of Baal, which are in the valley of the son of Hinnom, to cause their sons and their daughters to [...]

1 Corinthians 11:23 -26. What exactly does it mean when it says if any one eat and drink unworthily, he brings damnation to himself? Is that pertaining to sins in our life as Christians? Or before we are converted as Sinners? So, why does it say examine ourselves?

I Corinthians 11:27-29 (NIV), “So then, whoever eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner will be guilty of sinning against the body and blood of the Lord. Everyone ought to examine themselves before they eat of the [...]

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 [...]

What does the Bible say about deacons?

The word deacon, Greek diakonos, means servant or minister. The Apostle Paul refers to himself and to Timothy as “ministers of God.” (2 Cor. 6:4) The Apostle again says, “Our sufficiency is of God: who also has made us able ministers (diakonos) of the [...]

How can I overcome worry and stress?

Use a multi-faceted approach to reduce stress and worry. Stress drains us physically, so quality rest, exercise and nourishment are important. There are many good web sites that elaborate on this. However, the faith aspect is often missed. For the Christian, Jesus said, “Come [...]

What is the mark in Philippians 3:14?

“Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark (goal) for the prize of the high calling of God [...]

Is it bad to wear earrings?

1 Peter 3:3-4 (NIV),  “Your beauty should not come from outward adornments, such as elaborate hairstyles and the wearing of gold jewelry or fine clothes.  Rather, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which [...]

Is saying ‘Oh my God’ a Sin?

Yes. It is a sin.​ Exodus 20:7 (NIV), “You shall not misuse the name of the LORD your God, for the LORD will not hold anyone guiltless who misuses his name.” God is the supreme being in the universe. He has infinite wisdom, power, [...]

How do I stay saved?

Walking with the Lord is a joyful and blessed experience. It should not be fearful. We should not always be worried. Jesus said, “Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon [...]

Should Christians listen to contemporary Christian music?

We want songs that reinforce the good in our hearts. Are the lyrics lovely, pure and good?​ Philippians 4:8, “Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever wins respect, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovable, whatever is of good repute--if there is any [...]