Questions & Answers
This page contains frequently asked questions (FAQ's)
concerning scriptural knowledge and what God requires of us.
What is your belief or understanding of the
Apocrypha ( that is the 5 or so books (I don't remember how many
they are) that fall between the Old and the New Testament. They are in
some Bibles). Since they are there, why is it that no one really reads
from them? What is their significance?
A. APOCRYPHAS? -
Most of these books that were written during the
400 years of God's silence. They were non-inspired. When I say
non-inspired, I'm referring to 2 Tim 3:16. These scriptures were not
All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for
doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:
These books were written as past down stories of the events that
possibly took place between the book of Mal to Matthew. And of course
there are others that were written around Jesus time. They were not
(approved) as God-inspired therefore they never made there way into the
Holy Bible yet they do appear in the Catholic bibles.
They speak of horrific happening - of demons - idolatry - and even the
life of Jesus as a boy. Yet everything God wanted us to know he put in
the Holy Bible.
Q. How do you feel about the
statement that people make when they say that those who have died are
watching over us?
A. Well, perhaps they are to a
certain extend but if so - that's all...watching. Jesus is our Great
Intercessor who prays for us constantly.
Wherefore he is able also to save them to the
uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make
intercession for them. (Heb 7:25)
God sends angels to cover and
protect us and the Holy Spirit to reside within us to lead and guide us
to all truth. If they were truly watching over us, that would nullify
the work of the Father, the Son, the Holy Spirit and the holy angels.
Q. Does God forgive us over and
over again for committing the same sin?
A. Yes, he does - as long as we
mean it whole-heartedly. God understand the frailties of mankind. Yet, I
dare say that one should continue in that sin because I believe that God
grace for us is proportionate to our sincere
repentance. Rom 6:1, Paul says we cannot continue in sin expecting for
God's grace to be there to forgive us. Knowingly sinning and slipping
(making mistakes) are two entirely different things. 1st John 1:9
provides the avenue for true repentance not justification to continue in
sin. This is God's requirement for our life one we become save:
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed
us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ: According
as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world,
that we should be holy and without blame before him in love:
I Tim 1:9-10
Who hath saved us, and called us with an holy calling, not
according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace,
which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began, But is now
made manifest by the appearing of our Savior Jesus Christ, who hath
abolished death, and hath brought life and immortality to light through
Q. I have heard people say that
after you ask God for something, that you shouldn't ask again. Just
thank him for it in your prayers until it comes to pass. But does it
really make a difference?
A. Same prayer how many times...?
It does make a difference - When you
continuously ask for the same thing, it does show some signs of unbelief
... rather than resting in God's time clock. Question is - when you ask
did you really believe the Father heard you and answered?
There are various reasons as to
why a person doesn't hear God and does not receive the affirmative on a
request from him. When you approach him with thanks - you are telling
him that I know that you heard me
therefore even though I don't see what I ask for (in this physical
realm) I thank you for already performing it in the spiritual realm.
Having said that, perhaps there was some waving the first time - In the
book of James 1:6-8
But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is
like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed. For let not that
man think that he shall receive any thing of the Lord. A double minded
man is unstable in all his ways.
So, the next time that person approach - maybe they have reached a
resolve and can truly say this time God I Trust You!
Other scriptural support:
Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray,
believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.
More than likely, if someone ask you for something and come back
tomorrow and ask for the same thing - even you will question them on
We have discussed the conditions for divorce. But
what about situations where someone is being abused (emotionally and
physically) and it is just an all around bad situation? Should you
just separate for the rest of your life? And what if during that
separation, you come to know the Lord more closely and find the person
that you believe God has sent to you. Should you just remain friends
with that person rather than get a divorce and remarry? (I know this
sounds confusing ... sorry).?
A. It doesn't sound confusing - 1st things 1st.
In an abusive situation, there needs to be a physical separation
immediately! Then of course much prayer for the other
individual. I understand how someone could have treated you so wrong
until you do not want to go back but if they have truly changed this is
where you will need God to change your heart.
Now, what about other people coming into the picture? There can be no
one else until the matter at hand is settled. If in the time that the
two of you are separated, he begins to see other people (intimately)
then that's room for divorce (seeing he has broken the marriage vow).
But you cannot allow yourself to become too friendly with someone else
while being in that situation - RESOLUTION MUST COME 1ST.
I'm saying you but please know that these answers are not directed to
you but to those who name themselves - children of the Most High God
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