Questions & Answers
This page contains frequently asked questions (FAQ's) concerning scriptural knowledge and what God requires of us.
Q. 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
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
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
Q. 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.
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