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 with rods. Once I was stoned…I have faced danger from rivers [...]
A person's self-discovery may be different from God's direction. We walk with God by praying for opportunities of service. If you are sincere and humble, the Lord will open your eyes to the needs of others. Daily, we will begin to see ways to aid others, both spiritually and naturally. Most of the time, we help in small ways. We offer a warm smile [...]
An employee built a house using his life savings. Some people demanded that the house be donated to the pastor. The person denied it. Does it mean that as a result he will go to hell?
No one may demand a sacrifice or gift from another. Our Savior, Jesus Christ, never asked for, nor demanded, nor owned a house. Luke 9:58, “Jesus said to him, ‘Foxes have holes and birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay His head.’” Perhaps some in your church [...]
Many churches seem to focus on tithing, attendance numbers, beautiful buildings. Of course, we all know those things do not bring us closer to God. We need to feed on God’s word and then apply those truths to our lives. In our non-demoninational group, we never tithe nor ask for donations. We don’t own a [...]
No. When a Christian and a non-Christian marry, that couple is considered unequally yoked. 2 Corinthians 6:14-18 (NIV) “do not be yoked together with unbelievers”. Deuteronomy 22:10 tells us, “do not plow with an ox and a donkey yoked together”. A yoke is a wooden crosspiece that is fastened over the necks of two animals [...]
In our day, Christmas is largely a secular and commercial event. However, to some, it means a joyful celebration of the birth of Jesus. And just as the “wise men from the east” brought gifts to honor the Babe’s birth, so we celebrate with gifts to our loved ones. Matthew 2:11, "And when they were [...]
When one marries before being born again, and later discovers after being born again that he has married a totally wrong person, what is to be done?
Marriage is a challenge. Two people need to become a united team. They need to learn to love each other when life is happy and difficult. After the first blush of infatuation wears off, we begin to notice our spouses’ weaknesses and faults. This is normal. At this stage of marriage, the couple needs to [...]
I want to preach God's words, but I feel I can't. I feel my mouth is sewed shut, and I fear if I try I might mislead or say something wrong. I don't know how to preach, can you help? (United States)
“Study to show yourself approved unto God, a workman that needs not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.” 2 Timothy 2:15 (KJV) You are wise to proceed with caution when proclaiming the word of God. Many well-intended men and women have thought they were “called” to preach. But they did not know [...]
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 word would be fine. Ask yourself, “Would Jesus attend this party?” [...]
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 pass through the fire unto Molech; which I commanded them not, [...]