Jesus never established a "system" of worship. First, consider the locations where believers met to worship God. Acts 16:13, "And on the Sabbath day we went out of the city to the riverside, where prayer was customarily made…” Acts 20:7, “…when the disciples came [...]
The lawyer, Joseph Franklin Rutherford who promoted himself as Judge Rutherford, was the founder of the Jehovah's Witnesses. Some believe Charles Taze Russell was the founder but this is an inaccurate historical gloss. During C.T. Russell's life, the International Bible Students Association published the [...]
Revelation 14:6-7 (NASB), “And I saw another angel flying in midheaven, having an eternal gospel to preach to those who live on the earth, and to every nation and tribe and tongue and people; and he said with a loud voice, ‘Fear God, and [...]
Do our dead Ancestors have power to influence and hurt us? I'm being called to become a Sangoma (shaman), but I don't want to because I love Jesus. I'm afraid to stop cultural practices for them. When I was growing up, these ancestors caused strange sicknesses until people obeyed their wills. (South Africa)
Many today believe that the dead are not dead, but are really more alive than ever. They do not realize that they are believing the original lie taught by the Serpent, “that you will not die, but you will be like God” Genesis 3:4-5. [...]
Yoga exercises stretch and strengthen muscles, increase balance, and may reduce stress. As an exercise, it can be beneficial. However, if a class includes Eastern meditations, those meditations may have a non-Christian, religious dimension. Some meditations simply focus on body awareness. People breathe quietly, [...]
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, [...]
The true religion will reflect the true God. What is God like? Consider how God’s natural creation demonstrates His attributes. Romans 1:20 (NIV), “For since the creation of the world God's invisible qualities--his eternal power and divine nature--have been clearly seen, being understood from [...]
The search for truth, whether in scientific, philosophical or ethical contexts, is the desire of every human heart. Truth as an absolute concept must involve the Supreme Being of the Universe. For the Christian, the God of the Bible is called "God of Truth" [...]
Many religions are the same! Their gods take only a fraction of mankind to heaven. The great majority of mankind are condemned to eons of suffering either here on earth through reincarnation or in hell. These gods have supposedly created a great and beautiful [...]
Where did Buddha, Einstein or other mystics get their wisdom? Does JEHOVAH GOD give any honest, sincere seekers wisdom?
All truths, both in the natural world and spiritual dimensions, belong to God. Deuteronomy 29:29, ‘“The secret things belong to the LORD our God, but the things that are revealed belong to us and to our children forever, that we may do all the [...]
“The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands.” Psalm 19:1 (NIV). All creation testifies that a great and powerful god must have designed the universe. Then the question becomes, “what is that Creator like?” The enormity, complexity, and [...]
Christ's continual sacrifice was not actually canceled or abolished by Papacy, but it was set aside by a false doctrine - which completely set aside the merit of Christ's sacrifice as a continual and ever-efficacious one. This false doctrine is known as the Mass, or Sacrifice of the [...]
When we search for truth, we receive great comfort and joy when we find a group which tries to practice true Christianity. That group of individuals will naturally become organized as they carry forward their common goals. During that organizing process, it is also [...]
Mary certainly died. As the Apostle Paul wrote in 1 Corinthians 15:22, “…in Adam all die…” Since Mary was part of the Adamic race, she did die. The last mention of her in the Bible does confirm that she continued as a believer with [...]
Is it wrong to celebrate Jesus's birthday? I'm a Baptist member but someone told me that Christmas and Easter are pagan celebrations.
We believe that Jesus was born about October 1st. However, since Jesus never suggested we commemorate His birthday, it’s not important which day we choose to celebrate that wonderful, blessed event. Upon Christmas day, we may properly enough join with all whose hearts are [...]
In Hinduism when people take ordinary food and offer it to their idol Krishna, it becomes prasadham, food sanctified by the Lord. Then the Hindus will eat it. Does this food become devil’s food? Can Christians eat it?
The church in Corinth had this same problem. Some of the believers were saying they should not eat meat offered to idols. Others said an idol is nothing, just rock, so it really doesn’t hurt the food. We can eat that meat. This is [...]
Hanging in the sanctuary of our church is a banner of an easter egg with a rabbit on it ? Are these Christian symbols?
Easter is the name that has been adopted by most Christian churches for the celebration of the resurrection of Christ. It is regarded as one of the most holy days of the Christian calendar. The English word is from Eostre, a pagan goddess of [...]
Someone wants to rid my home from any evil spirits by saying prayers and burning sage. Is this Biblical?
Yes and No. Praying is always appropriate when you feel evil approaching; however, burning sage to ward off evil spirits is not Biblical. Throughout history, people have created many rituals to banish evil spirits.Yet, none of these rituals were designed nor blessed by God. No scripture [...]
A Jehovah Witness told me that my relationship with God must be through Jehovah, not through Jesus. Is this true?
Jesus is quite clear when he says in John 14:6, “No one comes to the Father except through me.” It would seem, then, that our relationship with God must be through Jesus. In order to have a relationship with God, one must be righteous. [...]
Why some pastors cannot be like other believers? I have seen pastors who treat believers in their church like they are their property, always asking for their thithing.
Anyone who is a pastor/minister should be gently directing the flock, as a shepherd does with the sheep. Two scriptural passages clearly state this. “Be shepherds of God's flock that is under your care, serving as overseers-not because you must, but because you are [...]