Q&A With God

I bet you have a lot of questions and don't worry we all do.  

I hope this Q&A Section below answers all your questions, and if not I'll be honest with you the more you read the Bible and honestly talk with God one on one like he's right in front of you, he will answer every question you have.

 

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​​​1 Peter 5:7 Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you.

Hosea 14: 4-8 The Lord says,  “I will heal their waywardness and love them freely, for my anger has turned away from them. I will be like the dew to Israel; he will blossom like a lily. Like a cedar of Lebanon, he will send down his roots; his young shoots will grow. His splendor will be like an olive tree, his fragrance like a cedar of Lebanon. People will dwell again in his shade; they will flourish like the grain, they will blossom like the vine—Israel’s fame will be like the wine of Lebanon. Ephraim, what more have I[a] to do with idols? I will answer him and care for him. I am like a flourishing juniper;your fruitfulness comes from me.”

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Q & A With God

Does God Exist?


Think about a person you’ve talked to or emailed but never met. How do you know that person really exists? You know because you've seen enough evidence to convince you of it—perhaps a photograph or knowing an acquaintance or hearing that person’s voice. The same is true with God. We believe in Him because He has given us enough evidence to prove that He exists. In other words, He hasn't hidden Himself from us; instead, He has revealed Himself or made Himself known to us. God wants us to know Him—and has done everything He needs to do to make that possible.




What Is God Like?


The Bible gives us a full revelation of what God is like. There are hundreds of things we could say about God as revealed in the Bible, but here are four to focus on: First, the Bible declares God to be Spirit. In the Gospel of John, Jesus is talking to a woman at the well. He makes a straightforward statement about God when He says simply, “God is Spirit.” You might envision a sort of cloudy vapor, but that is not a picture of God. You can find out what Spirit is from these words of Christ after His resurrection: “Handle Me and see, for a spirit does not have flesh and bones as you see I have” (Luke 24:39, NKJV). Spirit is the opposite of body, something that is not limited by a body.
The Bible declares that God is Spirit, that He is not limited to body, shape, force or boundaries. He is absolutely immeasurable and unfathomable to eyes that are limited to physical things. He can be everywhere at the same time. He has unlimited wisdom, power, love and mercy.
The Bible teaches that there was no time when God did not exist. He is eternal—He has no beginning or end—and unchanging—He is the same today and forever. Second, the Bible reveals God as a Person. Everywhere in the Bible, we read: “God loves;” “God says;” “God does.” Everything that we attribute to a person is attributed to God. A person is one who feels, thinks, wishes, desires and has all the expressions of a personality. God is not bound by a body, but He is a person. He feels, thinks, loves and forgives. Third, the Bible declares that God is a holy and righteous Being. From Genesis to Revelation, God reveals Himself as a holy God. He is perfect in every detail. He is too holy to endure sinful living because He is a good, perfect God.
If we could ever get a vision of God’s majestic righteousness, what a tremendous difference it would make in the way our nations live. If we could once see the appalling difference that separates our unrighteousness from God’s perfect righteousness, it would change our way of living immediately. We all fall short of God’s glory (Romans 3:23).
The Scripture declares God to be Light in whom there is “no darkness at all” (1 John 1:5). It is impossible to understand the Bible unless you have a clear understanding of the holiness of God. His holiness determines all His other attributes.
Because God is holy, a gap exists between God and us, the sinners. The Scripture says, “your iniquities have separated you from your God; And your sins have hidden His face from you So that He will not hear” (Isaiah 59:2, NKJV). Not only is the sinner separated from God, but God is separated from the sinner. Because God is holy, He can have nothing to do with sin. Before sin came into the world, humanity and God had fellowship with each other. Now that fellowship is broken, and it is impossible for a sinner to have any contact with God unless it’s through Jesus Christ. People do not possess, nor can they acquire, the sinlessness that is necessary to access God. Christ, however, came to make such access possible. Fourth, God is love. Many people have misunderstood that part of God’s nature. The fact that God is love does not mean that everything is sweet, beautiful and happy and that God’s love could not possibly allow punishment for sin.
God’s holiness demands that all sin be punished, but God’s love provided a plan of redemption and salvation for sinful people. It was the love of God that sent Jesus Christ to the cross: “For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life” (John 3:16).
No matter what sin you have committed, no matter how dirty, shameful or terrible it may be, God loves you. But it is up to you to believe in Jesus Christ, ask forgiveness for your sins and receive His gift of eternal life.
Some people might say: “I still can’t understand God. Therefore, I can’t receive Him.” I can’t understand how a black cow can eat green grass and produce white milk, but I drink milk. I don’t refuse to turn on my radio because I can’t understand how it works. Every day, we do thousands of things that we don’t fully understand.
It is impossible for limited human minds to understand God completely. That’s where faith comes in. By faith, I receive His plan for my redemption. I trust Christ as my Savior.
If you don’t believe we have a sufficient revelation that answers the question of what God is like, you will never be satisfied because all discussion outside of the Bible—God’s Word—is speculative. Every other idea about God is the product of the imagination or reasoning of a mere man; your guess is as good as anyone else’s.




Did Jesus Ever Say, ‘I Am God’?


If someone said to you, “I am God,” would you believe him? Many people who believe in one God would think the person is blaspheming. Even if Jesus said the exact words, “I am God,” many people would not have believed Him or even heard what He had to say. Yet, He did give us reasons to believe such a claim without using these words.
In Luke 4:8, Jesus says, “It is written, ‘You shall worship the Lord your God and serve Him only.'” He said and showed many times that He is the Lord. Jesus says, for example, that He is “the first and the last” (Revelation 1:17, 22:13), which God the Father says in Isaiah 44:6.
But maybe you’re looking for a place in the Bible where Jesus says, “I am God; worship me” in those exact words. If we suggest that Jesus could only claim to be God by saying that one sentence, we might also ask where He says, “I am a great teacher, but not God,” or, “I am just a prophet; don’t worship me.” The Bible doesn’t say that, either.
The good news is that Jesus told us He is God in many different ways! He has made it clear that He and God the Father are one (John 10:30), and says in John 14:6, “I am the way and the truth and the life.” Who else could claim these things except God?




Does That Mean There Are Multiple Gods?


Believing Jesus is God doesn’t mean there are multiple gods. It can be difficult to understand, but followers of Jesus believe in one God in three persons (God the Father, God the Son—Jesus, and the Holy Spirit). God is one but has three roles, just like a person today might be a father, an employee and a husband. Each person of God (the Father, Son and Holy Spirit) has a separate function, but all are united as one God—one in purpose, essence and nature, and equal in power and glory.




How Can Jesus Be God if He Is God’s Son?


If Jesus is God’s Son, does that mean God had a wife?
God has never had a wife. Calling Jesus God’s Son is an expression of His role in relation to God the Father. Unlike us, Jesus was not conceived by two earthly parents; He was born of a virgin through a miraculous work of God. He was born holy, without sin.

Being born of a virgin might seem impossible—even Jesus’ mother, Mary, asked, “How will this be? (Luke 1:34)—yet God is all-powerful and made a way for the holy Jesus to be born a human. In Matthew 1:20, an angel tells Mary’s fiancé, Joseph, that what is conceived in Mary “is from the Holy Spirit.” Jesus was not born out of a sexual relationship between God and Mary, but instead out of a miracle by God through the Holy Spirit. Jesus was both fully God and fully human.
It is also significant that the most thorough Gospel account of the virgin birth was written by Luke, a medical doctor. If anyone knew the impossibility of a virgin birth, it was Luke—yet, after careful research, he concluded that it was a fact. The God who was powerful enough to create the universe was also powerful enough to bring Jesus into the world without a human father. His miraculous birth is just one more testament to His deity.




Why Should We Care Who Jesus Is?


There is one way to heaven, one way to be free from your sin and to have a relationship with God. That’s through Jesus Christ. Acts 4:12 says, “Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to mankind by which we must be saved.” To have eternal life in heaven, you must put your trust in Jesus. Here’s why:
We all sin, meaning we all fall short of God’s perfect standard. The consequence of sin is death (Romans 6:23). That means eternal separation from God. But because Jesus lived a sinless life, His death on the cross provided the perfect sacrifice for our sins. Because He defeated death by rising again, we can have eternal life in the presence of God when we put our trust in Him.
Hundreds of people saw and believed in the risen Christ after His death and resurrection, and countless people in the past 2,000 years have discovered that only Jesus can meet the deepest longings and needs of the human heart. In Jesus Christ alone “are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge” (Colossians 2:3).




Can We Trust What the Bible Says About Him?


The Bible tells us that Jesus Christ is God, and there are many reasons we can trust the Bible. (Find “Is the Bible true?” under the Common Questions section for five of them.)
Not only do we have many reasons to believe that the text of the Bible is true, but many will find that reading the Bible allows God to speak to them—perhaps not audibly, but through His words.
While there are different translations of the Bible, the same core message is the same—that God loves us and freely offers us eternal life if we accept Jesus as our Savior. Different translations exist in an effort to make the Bible understandable to various audiences; however, the major doctrines—and the person of Jesus Christ—remain the same.
If you’re curious about Jesus or what the Bible says about Him, read the book of John in the Bible. It’s a great place to start.




Is Jesus the Only Way to Heaven?


How is Christianity different from every other religion in the world? The answer focuses on Jesus Christ, “the Son of the living God” (Matthew 16:16).
Christ means “anointed one.” It is the term for the ancient Hebrew word Messiah — the anointed one whom God would send to save His people. The first believers of the early Christian church recognized Jesus as the Messiah promised in the Old Testament. Their period of world history was full of discouragement and despair. The promised Messiah shone as a beacon in the darkness, and His light has never dimmed: “In Him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. … The true Light that gives light to everyone was coming into the world” (John 1:4, 9).
Today, as world leaders struggle with seemingly insurmountable problems, this darkening and menacing situation accentuates the brightness of the One who proclaimed, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows Me will never walk in darkness, but have the light of life” (John 8:12).
Jesus alone can offer eternal life because He is the only one who lived a sinless life and provided the perfect sacrifice for our sins by His death on the cross. He lived on earth as man but was also divine. Because He was divine, He rose again three days after His death—the only one ever to die and come back to life on His own—then ascended into heaven. While the founders of various non-Christian religions of the world have died and been buried, Christ is very much alive!
Jesus was the only one to claim to be God and the only one to prove it. His words, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me” (John 14:6).
Because the Bible is God’s inspired Word and God cannot lie, it does not contradict itself or teach falsehoods. It is in this very Scripture that Jesus is revealed. Jesus made a way for you to be with Him forever in heaven. Read more at PeaceWithGod.net.




What Is Truth?


Some people think there is no absolute truth. "Truth" for them is simply what they think. Everything is relative, and what is true for them might not be true for others.
People have all kinds of ideas about truth. Whatever your view is, you would be wise to consider what Jesus Christ taught about truth. He taught not only that there is the truth, but also that He is the Truth. In His words, "I am the way and the truth and the life" (John 14:6). He also taught about lies and said Satan is the father of lies.
Satan's lies started in the Garden of Eden. When God created man and woman, He placed them in a beautiful and perfect environment. God said, “You are free to eat from any tree in the garden; but you must not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, for when you eat from it you will certainly die” (Genesis 2:16-17).
Then Satan came along in the form of a serpent and said, “Did God really say, ‘You must not eat from any tree in the garden?’ … You will not certainly die” (Genesis 3:1, 4).
In our generation, people question whether the Bible is really the Word of God. They put doubt in people's minds, asking, "Did God really say that?" (See “Is the Bible true?” for more.)
Adam and Eve had to make a choice between God's truth and the devil's lie. They chose the devil's lie. And today our sinful nature also sides with the lie instead of the truth. Jesus said, “This is the verdict: Light has come into the world, but people loved darkness instead of light because their deeds were evil. Everyone who does evil hates the light, and will not come into the light for fear that their deeds will be exposed” (John 3:19-20).
From the moment we are born, we have a tendency to sin. Our moral universe is out of focus, and we won't get it back into focus until we come to Christ. We accept lies as truth and truth as lies. We don't know what’s right and what’s wrong.
We don't have to be taught to sin; we inherit it. The question is, what will we do about it? How can we escape the deception and delusion that plague our world?
Jesus said, "You will know the truth, and the truth will set you free" (John 8:32). He also said, "I am the ... truth" (John 14:6).
Jesus told the truth about many things, including repentance—asking forgiveness for your sins. He said, “Unless you repent, you too will all perish” (Luke 13:3). Unless we turn to Christ and try to change our sinful lives, we will suffer. We will be eternally separated from God. But if we put our faith in Christ, we can enjoy eternity with Him in heaven!
Regardless of what people say they believe about truth, the fact is that every day, we live our lives on the basis of things we believe are true. We step onto airplanes that we believe will fly. We flip switches that we believe will bring desired results.
Yet in Jesus Christ, we have the most profound truth. He is the only One who can bring peace and joy and the total satisfaction you have been searching for.




Is the Bible True?


It’s easy to quote the Bible and call it truth, but how do we know? Is there proof? Here are five reasons why we can trust what the Bible says:
1. The Bible contains four Gospels or books about the Good News of Christ and salvation. Those Gospels are Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. The authors knew a lot about Jesus’ ministry: Matthew was a tax collector who became one of Jesus’ disciples, or followers; Mark worked with those who started the first churches; Luke was a doctor who carefully investigated the life of Christ and wrote in great detail; and John was also one of Jesus’ disciples. The Gospels include eyewitness accounts of Christ’s ministry, historically accurate details and were written shortly after Christ’s ministry. Non-Christian sources and archaeology also confirm historical facts that appear in the Gospels.
2. Between 25,000 and 30,000 handwritten copies of the New Testament survive today. Ancient church fathers quoted from the New Testament so much that even if these copies were destroyed, nearly all the books could be put back together. Some critics say these copies contain thousands of variants or differences in text. However, nearly all of these variants are minor, like differences in spelling or using “Jesus” instead of “Lord.” None of them change the core message of the New Testament.
3. All four Gospels tell about Jesus’ ministry but include different details. Does that mean these four accounts are in conflict, that they aren’t true? The authors wrote to different audiences for different reasons. Matthew wrote to the Jews to prove Jesus is the Messiah, the Savior. Mark wrote to Roman Christians to emphasize Christ’s teachings and heart for serving others. Luke wrote to Gentiles (non-Jews) to show that Jesus, by living a life without sin, paid the price for our own sins. And John showed new believers that Jesus is the Son of God and those who believe in Him will have eternal life. Each author had a different style of writing, but all four accounts present the same basic truth. The Gospels also include embarrassing accounts, like the disciples failing at times to understand Jesus’ teachings. Those testimonies would not have been used by those who called Him Lord if they weren’t true.
4. Even without copies of the New Testament, people throughout the centuries have passed on stories of Christ by word of mouth. Plus, there were so many eyewitnesses to Jesus’ teachings— think feeding the 5,000 with five loaves of bread and two fish—that an inaccurate detail could easily be crushed.
5. Humans wrote the Bible and humans make mistakes, right? God used the writers to convey His message, guiding them through visions, dreams and their own experiences. 2 Timothy 3:16-17 says, “All Scripture is God-breathed.” God did not move the pen in the writer’s hand, but guided him through the process; He inspired the text. Just because humans make mistakes doesn’t mean they can’t write truthful documents.
Many people reject the Bible without ever actually reading it. But since the Bible claims to answer life's deepest questions, doesn't it make sense to at least listen to what it has to say? Even if you read a paragraph at a time, God can teach you the Bible’s truth and use it in your life. You will also discover that Jesus Christ was a real person who loves you and that life’s greatest joy comes from following Him.




How Do I know I’m Saved? A Message from Billy Graham


Some people doubt that they are actually Christians. They want to be but feel like they are missing the joy of the Christian faith. The dreadful uncertainty that haunts many people grows out of misunderstanding what the Christian experience is. Some people don’t seem to know the nature of Christian conversion, while others have been misinformed concerning conversion and seek an experience that is not biblical. Many confuse faith with feeling.
Faith always implies an object—that is, when we believe, we must believe something. That something I call the “fact.” Now let me give you three words that will help you understand the Christian life: fact, faith, and feeling. They come in this order, and the order is essential. In this order, you will have the joy and confidence of one who can say, “I know whom I have believed” (2 Timothy 1:12).
First, you are saved through personal faith in the Gospel of Jesus Christ as defined in the Scriptures. The Gospel refers to the news of Christ’s death and resurrection in order to pay the penalty for our sins and provide a way to eternal life.
Though it might at first seem dogmatic and narrow-minded to you, the fact remains that there is no other way to be saved from your sins than by God’s grace through your faith in Christ. The work of Christ is a fact, His cross is a fact, His tomb is a fact and His resurrection is a fact.
It is impossible to believe anything into existence. The Gospel did not come into being because men and women believed it, and Christ’s tomb wasn’t empty three days after His death because His followers believed it. The fact preceded the faith. We are psychologically incapable of believing without an object of our faith. Christians do not call upon people to believe something that is not credible but to believe in the fact of history. Trusting in Christ for your eternal salvation is trusting in a fact—not in a figment of someone’s imagination.
Faith is the second of these three words. Faith is rationally impossible where there is nothing to believe. Faith must have an object. The object of Christian faith is Christ. Faith means more than agreeing with the claims of Christ; faith involves the will—a decision to believe in Christ. If you say with your mind and your heart, “Yes, I believe in Christ and receive what He has done for me”—that He died for my sins— then you have eternal life. Faith, then, means surrender and commitment to the claims of Christ. It means acknowledging sin and turning to Christ. We do not know Christ through the five physical senses, but we know Him through the “sixth sense” that God has given every man and woman—the ability to believe.
The feeling is the last of the three words, and it must remain last in your thinking. I believe that earnest and honest seekers for the salvation of God have unrest and uncertainty when they think they must have some kind of emotion to make conversion a true experience. If you are seeking salvation as it is presented through the Scriptures, you will want to know what kind of experience the Bible says you should have.
Maybe you went to a church altar, to an inquiry room, or knelt beside your radio or TV when an invitation was given to receive Christ. You heard the message, and you knew that you were a sinner in need of a Savior. In your lost and hopeless condition, you looked to Christ for salvation. You believed that He could and would save you. Maybe you read His invitation to sinners: “Come to Me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest” (Matthew 11:28).
I have read carefully through the New Testament to see just what kind of experience you are entitled to. I have looked to see what the nature of the experience of conversion is, and I have found that the New Testament reveals only one: the experience of faith.
Believing is an experience as real as any experience, yet multitudes are looking for something more — some electric sensation that will bring a thrill to their physical bodies, or some other spectacular event. Many have been told to look for such spiritual thrills, but the Bible says that a man is “justified by faith” (Romans 3:28), and not by feeling. A person is saved by trusting in the finished work of Christ on the cross and not by bodily sensations and religious ecstasy.
Still, you might say, “Is there no place in saving faith for any feeling?” Certainly, there is room for feeling, but we are not saved by it. Whatever feeling there may be is the result of saving faith, but the feeling never saved a single soul.
When I understand something of Christ’s love for me as a sinner, however, I respond with a love for Christ, and love has a feeling. Those who love Christ also have confidence in Him that raises them above all fear.
To have a guilty conscience is also a feeling, and the Bible teaches that Christ cleanses the conscience: “How much more, then, will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself unblemished to God, cleanse our consciences from acts that lead to death, so that we may serve the living God!” (Hebrews 9:14).
To have a guilty conscience cleansed and to be free from its constant accusation is an experience, but it is not the cleansing of the conscience that saves you. It is faith in Christ that saves. A cleansed conscience is the effect of a right relationship with God.
Joy is a feeling as well. So is inward peace. Love for others is a feeling. Concern for the lost is a feeling. But these feelings are not conversion. Again, the only experience you can look for and expect is the experience of believing in Jesus Christ.
Finally, someone might say, “I believe the historical facts of the Gospel, but nothing has changed for me. I don’t think I’m saved.” Perhaps you are not, for the faith that saves has one distinguishing quality: Saving faith is a faith that produces obedience. It is a faith that brings about a way of life. Some have successfully imitated this way of life for a time, but for those who trust Christ for salvation, that faith brings about a desire to live out that inward experience of faith. It is a power that results in godly living.




What Does it Mean to Be Born Again?


How can you be “born again” if you’re already living? Aren’t you born only once?
Being born again doesn’t mean a physical rebirth; it’s a spiritual one. It refers to a change of heart—from indifference or hostility toward God to a love for Him and a desire to live out His best for us.
But how does it happen?
First, we have to understand our current human condition. There’s a problem we all face, and Jesus said it begins in our hearts. The problem is something called sin, which means to miss the mark—to fail to do what we ought to do.
Whether we realize it or not, we strive to fix this problem ourselves—to somehow compensate for it or push it out of our minds, yet there’s still something missing deep down inside. Nothing will fully satisfy us unless we have Jesus in our lives and the eternal hope of being with Him forever in heaven.
There’s a story in the Bible about a man named Nicodemus. He was a religious leader and a good man, and one night while talking to Jesus, Nicodemus asked Him what he needed to do to go to heaven. Jesus told Nicodemus, “You must be born again” (John 3:7). In fact, Jesus said, “Unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God” (John 3:3).
Jesus was telling Nicodemus that no matter what good he did on the outside, he needed changing on the inside. That can only happen through a supernatural act of God when His Holy Spirit convicts us of wrongdoing and brings new life to our very souls.
So what do we need to do?
First, we must admit our sin—that we can’t live up to God’s perfect standard on our own. Then we must ask forgiveness for that sin and repent, which means to make every effort in turning away from that sin. Finally, we ask Jesus to be part of our lives.
That’s when God’s Spirit penetrates our hearts to guide us and help us be more like Him. That’s when we’re born again.
God Himself puts it this way: “I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you” (Ezekiel 36:26). From then on, He gives us a new purpose and new goals for living. We no longer live for ourselves but for Him (II Corinthians 5:15).
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If God is a God of Love, why does he allow evil and death in the world?


When Jesus friend Lazarus dies (John 11) Jesus cried. Even though he is the Son of God and could raise Lazarus to life, Jesus was always aware of the agony humans faced berceuse of death and evil. So, why are evil and death allowed in the world? Ages ago, after losing a war with the angels of God, a group of fallen angels – led by Satan – left heaven (See Jude 6) and made earth their kingdom. They still exist and have only one purpose – to destroy. But their evil provides a contrast to the love and mercy of God, who allows people the freedom to choose between good and evil. As a result of believing the lie of Satan, Adam and Eve disobey God in the Garden of Eden and were separated from him. (You know the story.) This incident also set in motion the life cycle, which ends in death and caused everyone to be born “spiritually dead”. Jesus angry words to the Pharisees in John 8:44 show the result of spiritual death: “You are the children of your father the devil, and you love to do the evil things he does. He was a murder from the beginning. He has always hated the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he lies, it is constant with his character; for he is a liar and the father of lies”. But there is good news: Jesus death on the cross provides the antidote for spiritual death. Although all of us eventually will die, a second life-eternal life-will begin. So, although evil and death continue, God can use any situation for good (Romans 8:28). He loves you and wants to work out his purposes in your life. Greg Lauri has some amazing notes below I found in his Book (Handling Difficult Questions). I hope these verses and notes below answer all your questions about God and bring you closer to him. Although we will never fully understand the reasons why things are the way they are, studying his word and trusting him will give you the overwhelming piece and calm to get through life’s difficult storms.




If God is Good; Why does God Allow Evil?


Matthew 19:17 17 “Why ask me about what is good?” Jesus replied. “There is none good but one, that is, God: but if you want to receive eternal life, keep the commandments. Romans 5:12 12 When Adam sinned, sin entered the world. Adam’s sin brought death, so death spread to everyone, for everyone sinned. Deuteronomy 30:15-16 15 “Now listen! Today I am giving you a choice between life and death, between prosperity and disaster. 16 For I command you this day to love the Lord your God and to keep his commands, decrees, and regulations by walking in his ways. If you do this, you will live and multiply, and the Lord your God will bless you and the land you are about to enter and occupy.




Why does God Allow War?


James 4:1-2 4 What is causing the quarrels and fights among you? Don’t they come from the evil desires at war within you? 2 You want what you don’t have, so you scheme and kill to get it. You are jealous of what others have, but you can’t get it, so you fight and wage war to take it away from them. Yet you don’t have what you want because you don’t ask God for it.




Why does God Allow Famine?


In India, People are starving to death, while cows roam around free. They are not eating the food that God has provided because they believe in a false religion that is contradictory to what the scripture teaches. He has given them food yet they have chosen to disobey God’s standard and cling to a false belief instead. In the end, most of the evil that is in the world is a direct result of men and women using their free will to do that which is sinful instead of obeying God’s standards. Romans 14:14 (Read all of 14:, but 3,6,14,20 talk about food) 14 I know and am convinced on the authority of the Lord Jesus that no food, in and of itself, is wrong to eat. But if someone believes it is wrong, then for that person it is wrong. Romans 14:20 20 Don’t tear apart the work of God over what you eat. Remember, all foods are acceptable, but it is wrong to eat something if it makes another person stumble.




Why is there Unexplained Suffering?


Honestly, we don’t always know why God allows certain things, but we do know that on many occasions God has used a tragedy to bring someone to himself. Sometimes God uses tragedy’s to get our attention (God whispers to us in our pleasures and shouts to us through our pain C.S Lewis) Revelation 21:4 4 He will wipe every tear from their eyes, and there will be no more death or sorrow or crying or pain. All these things are gone forever.”




How can Christians say Jesus Christ is the only way to God?


The blueprint that we follow is the Bible, and anything that contradicts God’s word is false. We say this because Jesus said it himself. John 14:6 Jesus told him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one can come to the Father except through me. John 10:9 9 Yes, I am the gate. Those who come in through me will be saved.[a] They will come and go freely and will find good pastures. Acts 4:12 12 There is salvation in no one else! God has given no other name under heaven by which we must be saved.” 1 Timothy 2:5 5 For, There is one God and one Mediator who can reconcile God and humanity—the man Christ Jesus. All religions teach the same thing (NO They do not) Christians Teach: There is a personal God, He loves us and wants us to have a relationship with us. Jesus Christ is the son of God, offers forgiveness of sins as a free gift. Assures Eternal Salvation for all that believe in Jesus Christ. John 3:16 16” For this is how God loved the world: He gave his one and only Son so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life. Buddhists Teach: Deny the existence of a personal God. Believes that Salvation is by Self-effort only because there is no personal God to help you. Believes that Jesus Christ was a great teacher, but less important than Buddha. Hindus Teach: Believes you achieve salvation by devotion, works, and self-control. Believes that Jesus was just one of many incarnations or sons of God. They also do not believe that Christ Dies for our Sins. Muslims Teach: Believes that Jesus Christ was only a man – a prophet equal to Adam or Noah or Abraham. They also do not believe that Christ dies for our sins.




How could God of Love send someone to hell?


God does not want anyone to go to hell. He took drastic measures to ensure that we could be in Heaven. He sent his son to earth to bear our sins and die on the cross in our place. The choice is ours! Matthew 25:41 41 “Then the King will turn to those on the left and say, ‘Away with you, you cursed ones, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his demons. Ezekiel 33:11 11 As surely as I live, says the Sovereign Lord, I take no pleasure in the death of wicked people. I only want them to turn from their wicked ways so they can live. Turn! Turn from your wickedness, O people of Israel! Why should you die? 2 Peter 3:9 The Lord isn’t really being slow about his promise, as some people think. No, he is being patient for your sake. He does not want anyone to be destroyed but wants everyone to repent.




The Real Truth About Sex?


In the Student's Life Application Study Bible NLT there is so many teachable notes (explanation features) that go in depth about every chapter of the Bible. It’s extremely awakening in your learning process of getting to know your Bible. Sex is no exception and getting to know the real truth about Sex through your Bible is so important. To not be ashamed of Sex but to better understand Sex. Your rounded thighs are like jewels, the work of a skilled craftsman. Your navel is perfectly formed.” Where would you expect to find this kind of writing? A steamy romance novel? The internet? How about your local Bible – namely Song of Songs 7:1-2? Song of Songs provides a frank and poetic view of sex. Sex is God’s invention – not Hollywood’s or the average music video producer. So, what can we conclude from this? Sex is good. Unfortunately, some have treated this aspect of God's creation as it were shameful or to be avoided. But God created sex, and he created us as sexual creatures; therefore, sex is good. Sex is powerful. Of all the ways people have expressed themselves to one another, sex is the most powerful. It involves a person’s total being. When sex is kept in its proper context – marriage- it is a powerful vehicle for good, for bringing a husband and wife together as one. Unfortunately, when sex is expressed before or outside of marriage, it can be powerfully destructive. Think of it like this: Would you give a 6year old the keys to a new Ferrari and send him or her out to drive it in the Grand Prix? No way, right? A 6year old isn’t physically, mentally, or emotionally prepared to handle the car or the course. Get the picture? Sex is made for marriage. Period. Sex is such an explosive force between two people that it must be expressed in an environment of love, support, and commitment. Especially commitment. That’s what is missing in sex outside marriage “commitment”. Sex is 100 percent physical commitment. Unless there is 100 percent emotional, financial, social, and spiritual commitment, the relationship will be unbalanced and will probably collapse, leading to pain, anger, shame, and much more. Those who decide to become sexually involved in spite of God's instructions shouldn’t be surprised when, like our young Ferrari driver, they crash and burn. Sex, as the Song of Songs says so beautifully, is God’s idea. If you follow his lead including waiting until marriage to have sex, you’ll experience one of God’s greatest gifts in a way that is fulfilling to you and pleasing to him. Overpowered: Feelings of love can create the intimacy that overpowers reason. Ever feel like that? Many couples too often in a hurry to develop an intimate relationship based on their strong feelings. But feelings aren’t enough to support a lasting relationship. (Read Song of Songs 2:7, 3:5) This verse encourages us to avoid forcing romance least the feelings of love grow faster than commitment needed to make love last. Want to be wise? Wait for the feelings of love and commitment to developing together. Why Wait? (Song of Songs 4:12) In comparing his bride to a private garden, Solomon praised her virginity. On many talk shows, sitcoms, and in magazines, many people see virginity as something they need to get rid of as soon as possible. Yet abstinence has always been God’s plan for unmarried people- and with good reason. Sex without marriage is cheap. It cannot compare with the joy of giving yourself completely to the one who is totally committed to you. More Love: (Songs of Songs 7:1-13) Solomon and his bride confidently expressed their love for each other. When marriage partners are secure in their love and relationship, they find the freedom to initiate and enjoy acts of love. In your dating relationships, have you ever doubted God’s plan for sex? Many people have. Don’t accept anything less than the kind of love he wants for you: the secure, freeing love that you will find only in marriage. Basically, sex is a precious gift, an incredible experience for a “committed” pure marriage. Sadly once you have tainted your body with sexual sin these problems below arise: Having that voice or that friend say I need to sample the merchandise before committing is wrong! For the people who have had sex with so many, and may have been cheated on their hearts are not free. The ones that want to change that may have cheated and their new partner or same partner will never be able to trust as far too often those who eyes wander will never change, and if they are serious about changing the other partner will always wonder and never fully trust. Priceless Love: (Songs of Songs 8:6-7) In his final description of their love, the bride includes some of its significant characteristics. (See also 1 Corinthians 13) Love is strong as death; it cannot be killed by the time or disaster, and it cannot be bought for any price because it’s freely given. Love is priceless – even the richest king cannot buy it. It must be accepted as a gift from God and then shared within the guidelines God provides.




Are you ready to receive Jesus Christ into your life?


Becoming a Christian in not merely believing some creed or going to church. It is having Christ himself take residence in your life and heart. Jesus said, “Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in…” If you would like to have a relationship with Christ, simply pray this prayer and mean it in your heart. “Dear Lord Jesus, I know I am a sinner. I believe you died for my sins. Right now, I turn from my sins and open the door of my heart and life. I confess you as my personal Lord and Savior. Thank you for saving me. AMEN!”





"Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it"   Proverbs 4:23

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