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How Did You Get Saved
  
I heard the gospel preached, then I was convicted by the Holy Ghost and felt bad in my heart. Next I realized I was a sinner and the only way to get to God was to believe that Christ died for my sins, and raised again. The night Jesus saved me, I felt a strong conviction and Jesus knocking at my heart's door. All I had to do was open it and let Him in. After I did, I felt the heavy burden lift and now years later, I'm still unwrapping my Christmas gift, finding out how much Jesus loved me and what all the scripture contains.


Should We Confess Our Affair Sin
  
Unless you've ever been in these shoes, you just don't know. My spouse and I both had affairs. I know I didn't confess all to my spouse but I knew what he could take and vice versa. The Bible does NOT say we have to confess our sins to our spouse. The King James Version says in James 5:16 "confess your faults to one another." If I confess my faults to a Christian friend then I'm abiding God's word. Psalm 51:4 says "Against thee, thee only, have I sinned, and done evil in thy sight: that thou mightest be justified when thou speakest, [and] be clear when thou judgest." 1 John 1:9 "If we confess our sins, HE is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from ALL unrighteousness."


Christians Not Being Healed
  
In Africa I have seen God restore to health opportunistic illnesses in those with AIDS but I have never seen anyone healed from the virus itself. God knows why but I can only guess. Is He making a statement about sin and the world needs to listen? There is nothing we can do to gain our freedom from sin, sickness or death but rely on God's mercy. If we saw even a glimpse of the other side of the tapestry, we would have the same attitude as Job. So whether we are healed or not, our faith is in a good and just God who loved us enough to allow His precious Son to suffer on our behalf. As Job said, "Therefore, I despise myself and repent in dust and ashes..."


Still My Wife In Heaven
  
Actually, what the Bible says in Matthew is that "in the resurrection" there will be no marrying or giving in marriage. The resurrection is one event when God's people are "resurrected". That act means "rising from the dead". The Bible never states that IN HEAVEN (the New Jerusalem, Revelation) there will be no marrying or giving in marriage. God made woman for man, saying in Genesis that it was not good for man to be alone. I believe with all my heart that we will have our spouses in Heaven.


What Is Church Of God
  
Actually there are two kinds of Church of God, churches. There is the "Church of God in Christ" and"Church of God , Cleveland Tennessee. There are many differences in the governing of the two churches.It is the cleveland Tennessee church that is Pentecostal and considers itself a Holiness church. I attended this type of church for 12 years and There is little difference in that church and a pentecostal church which I also have attended for several years.


I Really Hate My Husband
  
I just told my husband that I hate him. I feel terrible about it, I can't take the words back, he will always remember that I said them. Why would I say such a hurtful, mean thing? I knew I shouldn't say it before I did - things have been rough for a while now and I do hate how we act and what causes me to feel this way. He won't acknowledge that he has a problem without blaming others or trying to change the subject on other family members and their situations. How can I keep supporting his actions?


Non-Christians Haunt Living
  
to Eric: most asurredly there is life after death because Christ rose (from the grave) on the 3rd day. He is now preparing a room in heaven for each person washed clean (from their sins) in the blood of Christ. For those souls (persons) who have not asked Christ to be their Savior, will be judged to enter the lake of fire(hell). 'ghosts' are evil spirits(demons), mimicking one (who has died in their sins) to try and lure people into more sin and not to look to Christ for their needs and lives here on earth and eternally.demons do all they can muster to keep people from Christ. It is a spiritual war daily til our physical death and Judgement.


Do You Have Road Rage
  
Road rage occurs all to common and almost by everyone. Leaving 5 minutes earlier for a meeting has helped decreased my anxiety
when I need to be on time for a meeting.
Of course, when I make a driving blunder,
I mouth the words, I'm Sorry and then smile.

I now get a little more sympathy from the
rager.


Scripture To Prove Hell
  
There is a very good book that will answer all one's ?'s of what happens after death. It is "Where are the Dead" by Karl Sabiers. It is old and out of print but can be found online by searching out of print books. Everything he says in this book is backed up by scripture. There definitely is a place where souls go when they leave the body. Speaking to believers Paul said "Absent from the body...present w/the Lord". 2Cor. 5:6-8. As for non-believers there is a place for them too. Read Luke 16:19-31 about Lazarus and the rich man. Not a parable. I'd recommend this book for anyone w/?'s.


Will Pets Be In Heaven
  
Check out Genesis 9:5. God is speaking: "I will surely demand an accounting from every animal. And from each man, too, I will demand an accounting for the life of his fellow man." Why would God demand an accounting from animals if they don't go to heaven?

Genesis 9:9 - God says "I now establish my covenant with you and with your descendants after you and with every living creature that was with you." The covenant was for both animals and man.

Ecclesiastes 3:18-21 says that man's fate is like that of the animals-both die and both return to dust. vs 21: "Who knows if the spirit of man rises upward and if the spirit of the animal goes down into the earth?" Sounds to me like no one knows for sure.


My Husband Does Drugs
  
I am about to leave my husband of 25 years. He is an alcoholic. When we married, we were not saved. He did get saved, but he has turned back to his beloved alcohol and walked away from doing the things of God. So now I am left with no choice but to leave. I believe I am an enabler. I prayed about this to God and He has let me know that I have endured enough pain in this relationship. God told me that I am not a savior and only He has the power to restore. So even though I am leaving, I am leaving with that in my mind, that God still has us both in his hands. He can restore. So I ask that anybody that reads this, please pray for me and my husband. His name in John.


Pray For Chad To Marry Me
  
Oh, honey. God hears all prayers and answers all of them also. You may not be hearing is His reply. When you pray perhaps you should pray for yourself to hear him better than you have been hearing Him. I do not wish to tell you how to pray nor do I usually condone praying for one's self before others yet this might be the method in which you can find the best results. He has indeed answered your prayers. Could you have missed His answer?. I have resorted to using this way of getting my prayers answered and have been greatly awed at how quickly He sends his prayer answers back to me. It is my responsibility to be always prepared for the answer either way when I get it. Just know that you may not like the answer you got from Him. Keep praying.


What Is A Seeker Friendly Church
  
I agree with that Mima - it's all about "me" in that church. "I" can be a better person, "I" can feel good, what can God do for "me". WRONG!! It is the other way around - it is not about me at all, it is all about God and what He wills. Our whole country needs to get off the self-centered kick that it has been on, quit implying that truth is relative and that whatever works for you is the right way. People are perishing and this theology will not help them - they need to hear the truth - they need conviction about breaking God's commands - all of them. We need people to be repenting and changing.


Christians Casting Out Demons
  
In Luke 10:19, Jesus gave us authority over all the power of the devil. Casting out demons was roughly 25% of Jesus ministry and further that ministry was passed along the disciples and so on throughout the bible. Any bible-believing, Spirit-filled Christian with enough faith absolutely can cast out a demon. I have seen it done and done it numerous times. We hold huge retreats of 500+ people where that is what the whole retreat is about. My only concern would be whether or not all Christians should be casting out demons. There is a critical element to this and that is making sure that house is filled back up with the Holy Spirit so that demon cannot return 7 times worse. Luke 11:26 and Matthew 12:45.


Is Harold Camping Correct
  
Goodness, that is ridiculous. You would be going against the bible if you stopped going to church. The bible says that we are not to forsake the assembling together. It also says that we are part of a body that needs all its parts to operate correctly with Christ being the head. How crazy to say that we should stop coming together as a unified body and functioning as such. The bible also states that we need fellowship. That is what church is really about. Now I am not going to be legalistic and say that if you don't go to church you aren't saved or anything like that, but it is like being baptized, not required for salvation but required for obedience to God.


Who Is The One True Church
  
Goodness, this is a blog that could go on forever. My two cents in this is that there are things about the Catholic church, as with any that go against biblical teaching. #1 - Idolatry - Mary is an idol. Jesus even went so far as to point out that her role was relatively insignificant when He was told that she was present at the meeting. Someone in that crowd tried to make significance out of her having bore him in her womb, and His reply..."Blessed better yet..." Doesn't sound to me like someone we should be worshipping. In fact, I am 100% positive the only one that we are to worship is God. #2 - Communion - cont'd


Bible The Only Authority
  
It is that thinking that can and will lead this country to its grave. The bible is the ONLY authority for Christians. Without it, you cannot know what God expects, His character, His commands, how to live...nothing. Without it you have NOTHING. Jesus read it, quoted it, taught from it...if it was good enough for Him, who are we to say any different? I wouldn't go there. I know that many people in our society use this excuse to scapegoat their unbiblical beliefs and desires to go against biblical teaching, but I think they better reread Jesus words where he says "depart from me, I never knew you."


Divorce My Lazy Husband
  
This is a tough situation, but you are called to honor your vows save for one exception - infidelity - so yes you are expected by God to honor your husband, pray for him, encourage him, and love him, even when he is unlovable. The bible says to "love the one you marry, not marry the one you love" this to imply that God recognized we wouldn't always be happy and blissfully in love, but we are to choose love even when we don't want to. We are called to love the unlovable in all situations.



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