Questions and Answers
- Addicted to Pornography:
I'm addicted to pornography and am a Christian. How should
I deal with this besetting sin and the guilt?
Departure from Truth: If America was founded upon
Godly principles, where did it fail to stand for truth and
- America in Bible
Prophecy: What role does the United States of America play in the
last days? Is America mentioned in the prophecy found in the scriptures?
Will the United States of America always be a friend of Israel? The
answers might be sobering.
and Self Esteem: What verses in the Bible help with increasing
confidence in yourself?
- Babies in the Flood:
Were there babies who died in the flood and if so what sin
were they guilty of?
Being Troubled About the
Sabbath: Do you have people telling you that you have taken the
mark of the beast by worshipping on Sunday? Do they try to convince
you that you are evil because you do not keep the sabbath? Here are
some pointers on how to handle this confrontation.
Blood Line Curses:
Can you please give me more information on blood
- Celebration of Holidays:
Are there some days that God hates? Should we celebrate holidays in
the Bible: In Noah Webster's 1828 dictionary,
there is no meaning of the word culture as it can be used at
times today. The 1828 meaning basically defines it as any
labor for improvement or growth. When did this word change its meaning?
Committing Suicide - Can
it be forgiven? What does the bible
say about suicides? Would you, if already saved still be
forgiven and granted a place in heaven?
Common Prayers: I
am new to the bible and all I want to do is learn the common
prayers. I do not know the names, but for example the now I lay
me down to sleep, etc.
the Work Place: My boss says that he is a Christian
but he has been treating me unfairly for years. What
should I do?
A Course in Miracles:
Do you have any advice concerning the three books known as "A
Course in Miracles"? It seems kind of New Age to
- Culture of Paul's Day: As
far as we know, all of Paul's travels were within the Roman Empire.
However, the local customs would differ greatly from one place to the
- Dake's Annotated Bible: The Dake's Annotated Bible is a
King James study Bible, but what are the beliefs and teachings
of the man who wrote the notes?
What does the Bible say about deafness and other disabilities? Why
do some people have disabilities?
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
- Drug Use:
Many today are claiming that it is Biblical to do drugs. But
what does the Bible say about drugs/herbs?
Eating Pork: Eating pork was
indeed prohibited under the law, but what about believers today?
Is it a sin to eat pork or any other meat?
- Elder Abuse - What does the
Bible say about it? What
scripture references would you use to enlighten me on the
Christian's responsibility in cases of elder abuse?
Revival and Second Blessing: We were watching a
DVD on the Welsh Revival of 1904. We did not finish
it because the revival seemed to be based on a second blessing
of the Holy Ghost.
Why would the Lord bless an event based on false teaching or
are we missing something? Also, John R. Rice wrote about
Moody, R. A. Torrey, and even Spurgeon asking for more of the
Holy Spirit to fill them, as in a second blessing. The Lord
used them also to save souls. What are your thoughts on this?
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
Fear of Failure: I
became a believer because of the fear of failure. I had failed
in certain important exams throughout life. I am now
an intern lay pastor working. I need to write exams to
be promoted at the office. I realize that I wont have
time to concentrate on my studies because I am now in charge
of a Church. I sincerely need your advice on what to
What are the "fiery
stones" mentioned here?
Financial Help: If
you are struggling to make ends meet financially how should
you approach God to ask for His help?
- Freemasonry: What
scripture and other information can be used to expose the Satanic
teachings of freemasonry?
Tongue: I am a Christian but I can't seem to stop gossiping at work.
When I do try it will only last for a day or so and then I get
caught up in it again.
Phillips and the Identity of Jesus: According to Graham
Phillips, Jesus is the son of Antipater (the son of Herod) and his
wife Mary. He says that he derived this from a close reading
of the gospel. Could this be accurate when compared to the
- Greek Mythology: Greek
mythology deals with the stories of their gods. Certainly, there is a
fascinating aspect to the stories surrounding the Greek gods. There is
probably nothing wrong with an elementary knowledge of some of these
stories. However, there is a great danger as well.
a Little Talk with Jesus: I was humming this song
to myself today when all of the sudden I realized I had no
idea what a prayer wheel is.
Could you shed some light on this?
Having Trouble Sleeping:
I am having trouble sleeping. Where is the verse that
helps you sleep?
I suppose in-vitro insemination is unbiblical because the embryo
is developed outside the mother's womb, it is not the process
of God's creation. Is donated sperm for use in vitro
Jewish Burial: I
understand Jewish custom dictates that the body is to be buried
with earth to speed the return of the soul to nature or to God.
If this is true, why was Christ, a Jew, placed in a rock tomb
and not buried in the earth? Please explain the purpose of the
Jewish custom too.
Lent: Should we participate
in this man made holiday?
- Making Deals with God:
Will God always honor our deals that we make with Him?
Statements such as God strike me down if I'm telling a lie, are
popular but does God hold us to these foolish requests?
Marriage of Daughters: Do
fathers have the ultimate decision in their daughters marriage? Are
there limits to the control that a parent would have over their children
as they become adults?
Messages From the
Dead: Why is there such a recent surge in the popularity
of movies and TV shows dealing with "messages from the
dead?" Why is the practice of consulting with psychics,
such as Sylvia Brown or John Edwards (who claim to talk to
the dead and consult spirit guides) becoming spiritually
acceptable to so many?
Mouse in the House -
Am I allowed to kill it? How are we supposed to
Does God allow us to kill animals in some cases?
Music for Pleasure:
I've read some of Alan
Ives writings on music. To be blunt - is this something that Baptists
are "nit picky" about? What does the Bible actually say about melody,
harmony, and rhythm? I've also listened to your sermon on music - does
this apply to what we listen to outside of church? I know that CCM is
not at all biblical, but what about our musical choices for our own
personal listening time outside of the church - there's some great movie
scores, orchestral music, and also Broadway tunes - what does the Bible
say about such music?
- The Nativity Movie:
I have had several people ask me about the Nativity movie that
is coming out. I personally do not trust anything that Hollywood
puts out that is "historical" or "Christian". Any help that you
could give me with this would be greatly appreciated.
Is it a sin to have an occasional (one) glass of wine with
- Oil in the Lamps:
Concerning oil lamps found in the Bible, what kind of oil
was used? I thought olive oil, but I tried it in a lamp and
it didn't work.
Parting of the Waters:
Where are all places that state the parting or dividing of
water in the Bible?
- Pastor Emeritus:
If a pastor becomes pastor emeritus and his son
becomes pastor and some disagreements become
evident, what is the biblical application?
him as a
The scriptures say that the Apostle
Peter was married and that she was lead to martyrdom in Rome. I would
like to know as much as possible about Peter's wife. Was she traveling
with him all the time? Did they have children?
Praying for Animals:
What does the Bible say about praying for sick animals? And
what is God's view on us keeping pets? Is it cruelty since
they are no longer in their natural environment - like caged
up and all, even though they are treated
with a lot of love?
My teenage schoolmate has just found out she is pregnant. I
do not know her well, but I do know her and have exchanged
hello's. I have prayed for her and I want to help her with
all of my being. How should I do so?
Psychedelic Drugs: I am a very strong Christian and am
struggling with the use of psychedelics. I don't use them
recreationally but specifically with God in mind. I can't find
anything concrete in the Bible that says one way or the other.
Please give me some insight or some verses to turn to.
Some people talks about reincarnation. Please help
me to find some verses to prove to them that this is
Do you believe that the Jews have lost their promises and have
been replaced by the church?
- Santa Claus: We have
some Santa's in our home and we recently read James Melton's
tract on Santa.
Should we throw away our Santa's?
is it so
I was watching
a movie called stigmata and I was wondering what it is? I
certainly do not believe this is from God.
- Tomb of Jesus: In
the recent past I happened to surf a website www.tombofjesus.com.
The contents of the site hurt me very much. It says the things
I learned and practiced so far seems to be great foolishness.
I have heard of the twelve tribes of Israel, but what are the
twelve tribes of Arabia and where can it be traced in the Bible?
Who is in control of the weather?
What is the real
A plea from a Muslim who states that the violent acts that
we have witnessed are not in accordance to the teaching of
- Who is King James:
King James is mostly known today as the man who authorized
the translation commonly as the King James Bible. What
provoked this king to put his approval upon this
- Ye Are Gods: Can
you please comment or explain Psalm 82:6 where God
says, "I have said, Ye are gods; and all of you are
children of the most High." I know in John 10:34
Jesus makes reference to this passage. I have family
members who are Mormons and they use these verses to
promote their belief that they will one day become