Questions and Answers
Methods, Worship, etc.
- Anointing with Oil:
Do Christians require anointing oil, i.e. olive oil, to heal
the sick, as instructed in James?
- Baptism - Church Membership: What is the correlation/connection between
water baptism and church membership? I see where Acts 2:41 references both
baptism and adding to the church in the same context, but have not found
where baptism is clearly required for church membership.
Church Arms: Is it
scriptural for churches to plant more churches? Is a church
unscriptural if they were started because of a split? What is a
- Church Decorating:
Recently our church purchased two fake trees to put on each
side of the choir. Could this be similar to bringing
groves into the church?
Church of Christ
Doctrine: Are musical instruments scriptural for churches
today? Is the Church of Christ considered a denomination? Pastor
Reagan was told by his father in the ministry "All
practices of the church fit into three categories: the
scriptural, the unscriptural, and the non-scriptural." Click on
the title to see these and more explained.
- Confirmation - Can it Save:
My wife is a Methodist and she says she has been confirmed. Is
this the same as salvation or not?
members of our church are in a dispute regarding songs being
sung during the church service - older people like hymns
while younger/middle aged people like choruses with drums,
guitars, etc. Some of us traditional
people wonder if we aren't letting the "world" dictate
the style of worship we have. Does the Bible deal with
Denominations: If Christ can not be
divided and he teaches there is only one church and one way, how can we
know which church (denomination) is the right one?
Doctrinal Differences Between the Baptists and Lutherans: I am a
Southern Baptist. My daughter, who is 11, has a best friend who my
daughter sometimes attends church with. Her friend is of the Lutheran
faith. Can you please explain to me the differences between the two
I need some help. I am a preacher, an assistant pastor of a
I was wondering if you knew of anywhere I could find some courses
for expository preaching? My main focus is to be able
to preach God's word in its fullness and not in my opinion. If
you could help me find anything on this I would appreciate
- Finding a Church: What
should we look for when trying to find a Biblical church? Are
there certain things that we should watch out for?
- Handshakes in
At church we spend about 10-15 minutes greeting each other
and it makes me feel uncomfortable. My question is, is
it right for men and women to be shaking each others hand?
- Husband of One Wife:
We have been going over the qualifications of a bishop and
I was wondering if a divorced man can Pastor or not?
- Internet Sermons: Is
it wrong to preach an outline that you got off of the internet?
- Laying on of Hands:
My question is what is the significance of laying on hands;
or what does the laying on of hands represent? On the Day
of Pentecost (Acts 2) the Holy Spirit fell on all assembled
without the laying on of hands.
- Lent: Should we participate
in this man made holiday?
Licensed or Ordained:
What is the difference between a licensed preacher and an
ordained preacher. Can a licensed preacher do weddings,
funerals, baptisms, etc?
- The Lord's Supper: Our
Pastor believes the Church cannot participate in the Lord's
Supper until we get everything right. Is this Biblical?
- The Money in the Church: Who
should have the control of money that is given to the Church?
in the New Testament Church: Are instruments
allowed in the worship service? What should be the purpose
of the music in a worship service? All of this and
more is covered in this article.
The Origin of Sunday and Wednesday Evening Services:
When did the practice of mid-week and Sunday evening
services start? Who started this practice?
If a pastor becomes pastor emeritus and his son
becomes pastor and some disagreements become
evident, what is the biblical application?
Pastor - Is This Term Scriptural in the New Testament: My
first question concerns the epistles of Timothy and Titus. Why
is it that these are called, pastoral epistles ? Seeing that
the only church authority and responsibility that Paul discusses
are the eldership positions of the Bishop and Deacon. Paul
never writes or speaks using the word pastor. So I have never
been able to find a link between the eldership roles and that of
Leaving: When is it time for a pastor to leave a church? Are there times
that a pastor should stay and see the hard times through? Whether or not a
pastor stays at a church can only be determined between that man and God.
- Problems in New
What are some of the problems faced by a newly started church?
- The Prophet and
the Prophetess: What is a prophet or a prophetess? How
does the Prophet compare to the Evangelist of today?
- Prophetic Banners in
Church: It seems that there is a new fad in churches today with
making "prophetic" banners which has to be changed every now and then.
the danger is not in the banners themselves, but why is the church doing
this? Who are they following?
- Public Prayer: I
would like to know where the custom of praying in church came
from. As I try and find it in the Bible, it says that we are
not to pray publicly, but we are to go to our closets and pray
Raising of Hands or Saying Hallelujah in a Worship Service: What
should be our practice concerning external displays of worship in
- Revival: Will revival
come before the Lord comes back and if so what will it take
for revival to come?
- Should I Leave
My husband and myself have been members of a church going on
3 yrs. We can read our bibles daily and we pray daily together
at home and we can feel the presence of the holy spirit at
home but not in our church, we do not want to get out of church
but we are not excited to go to our church any longer we use
to love it, we don't feel welcome at our church everyone seems
cold there and in 3 years our church has not grown any. Is
this something all Christians go through with their church?
- Shouting in Church:
Is shouting Biblical to do in the house of God or is it necessary?
- Speaking in Tongues:
Are tongues for today? Deals with the sign gifts of Mark
16 (snake handling, drinking deadly poison) and 1Corinthians
Standing Against False Doctrine:
I was just
looking at your website and I don't understand why
Christians can write such hateful speech about other
Christians who might disagree or struggle to believe
their point of view.
Summary of Major
Baptist Groups From the 17th to 19th Century: What
groups existed during this time in history? What is the
difference between the Particular, General and Seventh Day
Sunday Worship: Most
Christian denominations worship on Sunday except for the Seventh
Day Adventist. Which is right?
- Tithing: What is the
tithe and how should we give it? Also should it be given
from the gross or net?
Married Deacon's Wife: The scriptures teach that
a deacon must be the husband of one wife. Does this
also apply to he wife of a deacon so that she would
need to be the wife of one husband?
What is a Bishop? Is
the Bishop the same as a Pastor?
The Widow Indeed: What
is the biblical pattern for supporting widows? Does every
widow qualify for this support? Who is responsible for
- Women Deacons: Is
it Biblical for a woman to hold the office of a deacon?
- Women Pastors: Why
does the Bible forbid women to pastor?
Amen in Church: Could you please
explain 1 Corinthians 14:34 to me please?
I heard a statement that a lady made, that her husband said
it's not right for a woman to say amen in church, that a woman
should not speak. Could you please give me what God has shared
with you on this subject?
- Women Voting: When
the Bible teaches that women are to keep silence in the church
does that mean that women cannot vote in a business meeting?