In What Ways Does God Chastise His Children?

God says that He chastises every child of His but why and in what ways does God discipline His children?Discipline and Love You cannot separate discipline from love because a lack of discipline in one’s own children or one’s own life shows a lack of love for their children or for the Lord. Jesus said, “Whoever has my commandments and keeps them, he it is who loves me. And he who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I will love him and manifest myself to him” (John 14:21). I love my wife … [Read more...]

How Should Believers Respond To Non-Believers?

How should Christians react to those who reject Christ? What does the Bible tell us?What Not to Do I have had a few experiences where Christians not only lashed out at one another, but they’ve even resorted to derogatory remarks or comments, and more often than not, it’s over a non-essential area. Surely this must grieve the Holy Spirit and quench His work in us, but it also ruins our witness for Christ. How can we expect to be filled with the Spirit when we’re filled with consternation towa … [Read more...]

How Can Christians Be Holy As God Commands Them?

The Bible admonishes us to be holy, but how is that possible with sinful creatures?Living in Holiness A Christian is commanded to be holy, which includes living a life that is holy and abstaining from things like sexual immorality, but the Christian should realize that this doesn’t save them. We can’t assume that just because we’re told to be holy, and then strive to please God, that this has anything to do our salvation. It’s not part of our salvation but a byproduct of our salvation. We se … [Read more...]

Why Couldn’t God Just Forgive Sins Without Jesus’ Death?

Why did Jesus have to suffer and die to remove our sins? Couldn’t God just have forgiven us?Courts of Law Imagine a judge coming into the courtroom and the criminal standing before the judge and he or she has just been caught robbing a bank. Would it be kind or good of the judge to just let the criminal go and not have the victim receive satisfaction? Why not just forgive them and give them another chance? If he is a good judge, won’t he or she just let them go? Can’t the judge just forgive … [Read more...]

Why Doesn’t God Heal Everyone?

Why doesn’t God choose to heal everyone who prays for it? Is there a reason?Sin and Suffering If you choose to sin you choose to suffer, and that’s what the world has chosen by choosing to sin. If ever there was a perfect environment it was the Garden of Eden. There was food available for the picking. There were ample supplies of everything Adam and Eve wanted. There could not have been a better environment in which to live, but Adam and Eve, even in this perfect garden, chose to disobey God … [Read more...]

What Does The Bible Say About Dreams And Visions?

Many people claim to have had a vision or dream from God, so how can we know for sure that it is from God? Interpreting Dreams There is a lot about dreams and visions in the Bible and one of the first occurrences of a dream being interpreted is from Joseph who was thrown into prison after being falsely accused, and while there, “the cupbearer and the baker of the king of Egypt, who were confined in the prison—each his own dream, and each dream with its own interpretation” (Gen 40:5). After aski … [Read more...]