Wednesday, July 27, 2011

A Pastor's Character, Family, and Community Respect

QUESTION RECEIVED:

Isn't there a Scripture that says a pastor or a father should see to the needs of his own family before meeting the needs of others?


MY ANSWER:

This is one of the New Testament passages that deals with the qualifications of overseer(pastor). These verses deal with the overseer's

Monday, July 25, 2011

Why and For Who Is a Contemporary Worship Service?

Question Received:

I am attending a church where there are two worship services on Sunday morning. Both these services are the same in worship style. As a result of a demographic study our pastor has decided that we are going to change our 11:00am worship service into a distinctive contemporary worship service. A praise & worship leader has been obtained to conduct this service and many musicians from without the church have been invited in to participate in this worship service. We have a good number of elderly who attend the 11:00am worship service and cannot attend the early service for one reason or another. Our pastor is using

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Christianity's Cancer -The Universalist View of Salvation

Christianity has a great problem. It is not some intramural snit concerning worship practices. The problem is that the church has a cancer in it called Universalism, or the belief that salvation is for all people, no sins forgiven no judgement, no Hell. Therefore, the cross of Jesus Christ is even called by some Universalist as "divine child abuse" as it served no purpose. So their so called good news is that this is really as good as it gets.

When we look at the church, "The Body of Christ", "The Kingdom", "The House of God", "The Family of God", we must love her because God declared her, and us, to be worthy
for Jesus Christ to die and

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Combating Bad Christian Zingers, Tweets, Unbiblical Thinking- Concerning The Christian Religion, Christian Heritage and The Jewish Jesus?

QUESTION RECEIVED:

If someone were to ask me "what religion do you believe in?" Can i tell them i do not belong to a religion? I accept Jesus as my Lord and only Savior, and i want to be just like him. Jesus did not belong to any religion, he taught the word of God, so can i do the same? My Pastor said our church does not call ourself by a religion, but we follow what the bible says. So do i have to call myself a Christian, Catholic etc. to be saved?

MY ANSWER:

Yes, Christianity is a religion by Scriptural definition. I know there is a zippy saying like "Christianity is a relationship not a religion." What is religion? The practice of our faith. The Bible does describe

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Covenant Confusion-Law and Grace

QUESTION RECEIVED:

What is the purpose of book of the covenant that was placed alongsider the Ark? I understood it was an expansion of the Decalogue and that the Decalogues is a summary of the book of the covenant? SDAdventists are telling me that the Ten Commandments WAS NOT the old covenant, and, therefore, I must keep the 7th day sabbath law today.


MY ANSWER:

The "Book of The Covenant" or "Book of Law" is the Ten Commandants and commands and rules they the Hebrews under Moses were to follow. The Decalogue is the Ten Commandments.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Family Behavior Problems?-You Need A King

QUESTION RECEIVED:

How does my family break the cycle of immoral behavior? Should I be concerned about their accepting Christ? If I have trouble or behave in a non-christian manner for a time, can I stop it from affecting them? Do we have to remain in a 'vicious'circle?

MY ANSWER:

Sin is the family of man's problem.
Even counseling, or human analysis of our problems, endorses the true biblical statement in behavior stated in the second commandment, stated below. Sin runs in a bad cycle especially in families. When we elevate anything before God it is

Friday, July 15, 2011

Our Unclear Bugle

1 Corinthians 14:8
"And if the bugle gives an indistinct sound, who will get ready for battle?" ESV

As I try to follow the Lord in an evangelistic ministry the chief end for all in obedience is to be true to the gospel. The frustration in this and cause I feel in failure of the Body of Christ to share the gospel is that many church bodies, denominations and preachers do not agree what the gospel is and does.

Everyone who has spent anytime in Sunday School can tell you that gospel means "Good News". A lot of things in our selfish lustful lives are good news to us. We hear about social gospels, liberation

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Divorce and Child Custody Between A Christian And Non-Christian

YOUR QUESTION:
Here in Canada it is like obligatory that Family Court decided children reside with their mother and the first and main opinions and decisions regard the way of raising children belongs to their mother. I am born-again Christian from 1985, fully devoted for Full Family and mother and father under one roof, but sometime unbeliever wife is kicking out her husband, because she not agrees with the Bible way of dealing with children and other family problems. My questions are: 1) Is it by Bible the father of children is

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Balaam Question

Question Received:
Was Balaam saved? He obeyed the Word of the Lord (Numbers 22:13 and 18) showed sincere signs of repentance (Numbers 22:34) and he prophesied the coming of Jesus(Numbers 24:17) but Jude 11 warns against his errors and Jesus teaches against his doctrine in Revelations 2. So was Balaam truly saved?


Question Answered:
Was the prophet Balaam saved by his actions? NO. Here is what Matthew Henry, a famous and trusted Bible expositor in the early 1700's, wrote concerning concerning Balaam in his commentary on Numbers 24- "Now Balaam spake not his own sense, but

Friday, July 1, 2011

Tongues

Question Received:

When did speaking in tongues disappear after Christ's resurrection and when did it begin to reappear in modern times?

My Answer:

Tongues is one of the most controversial subjects in today's church.
Scholars do not agree if tongues are the ability to speak an unlearned language or
is the gift of tongues "glossolalia" an unknown language.
At the Feast of Pentecost God fearing Jews (and proselyte Jews or converted Jews) from many lands "heard" the gospel in their own language. My seminary professor taught that