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. Satan uses scriptural parables and dark sayings, taken out of context, [...]

Why should Christians stay away from yoga and Eastern religions? (United States)

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, and relax muscle groups. The person stops thinking about past and [...]

What is truth?

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" (Isaiah 65:16). God entrusted Jesus, His Only Begotten Son, with the [...]

How do we answer pre-believers who say all religions are the same?

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 universe but populated it with lost, sinful souls.​ Most Christian religions [...]

Why is there Religion?

“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 precision of nature reflects an all-knowing and all-powerful god. The Creator’s justice is [...]

What is the Mass?

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 Mass. Protestants in general totally misunderstand this so-called sacrament. They suppose [...]

Does God have an organization?

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 human nature for the group to identify themselves with a name [...]