Archive for Christian

  • May 6, 2021

    What Happens...

      I have been praying for more than 30 years. I can remember talking to God through all of my life’s watershed moments: I prayed as a child beginning to believe there was a God. I prayed as a teenager, nervous about the idea of following Jesus. I prayed as...

  • May 5, 2021

    Beautiful Bible...

    “I have found the one whom my soul loves.” Whether you’re planning your nuptials or simply looking for a bit of guidance and inspiration on marriage, these beautiful Bible verses about love will serve as a sentimental reminder of the bond between husband and wife. Popular wedding verses make an appearance in this...

  • May 4, 2021

    Does Christianity...

    Dear Lenny, Hi, First of all, let me say that I have thoroughly enjoyed your website, especially the section on answering an atheist. I just started my first year in college and I encountered a boy named Andrew. Andrew and I have discussed religion a number of times. He is...

  • May 4, 2021

    COMPARE ISLAM...

    Christianity: God is One in Three Persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Islam: Allah is One; he has no Son. The Holy Spirit does not exist.   Christianity: All Biblical scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true. Abiding by its unchanging words brings...

  • May 4, 2021

    Any Pastor...

    Counselor and Reverend Pastor D.Y Donkoh have opined that Pastors who fight colleague pastors are either not matured or not in their right senses. He said this in an interview with Abena Ghana on the Journey show on Adom TV Sunday evening. Rev. Donkoh was of the view that these...

  • April 30, 2021

    How Doubt...

    “How can I be sure that God is real?” Kyle asked me. “And if He is, why does He let so many horrible things happen every day?” “Yeah, and aren’t there a ton of errors in the Bible?” Ben cut in before my mouth even opened to answer Kyle. “How...

  • April 29, 2021

    What does...

    There is perhaps no more hotly debated issue in the church today than the issue of women serving as pastors. As a result, it is very important to not see this issue as men versus women. There are women who believe women should not serve as pastors and that the...

  • April 29, 2021

    Is the...

    Hi, Lenny. Question: How can a just, loving God be against women? Paul says in the bible (I’m not sure where) “I do not allow a woman to teach a man.” Is this God, or Paul? If I believe that all scripture is error-free then God himself is against women....

  • April 28, 2021

    How to...

    If you want to understand who God is, you need to understand all of who God is. Getting your head around the difference between God the Father and Jesus is one thing. But many struggles to grasp who the Holy Spirit is in a way they could explain clearly to...

  • April 27, 2021

    Walking in...

    When you became a Christian, Christ indwelled you through the person of the Holy Spirit. I know neither the how nor the where, but I do know that the Holy Spirit’s indwelling presence carries with it the assurance of our salvation. “Having believed, you were marked in him with a seal,...

  • April 26, 2021

    Does 1...

    Dear Lenny, I see you have taken the traditional sectarian position on Baptism (see”Is Baptism Necessary for Salvation?) and have segregated the scriptures citing only those which serve your purpose. As you know all of God’s Word is inspired and should you take the time to look you would notice...

  • April 23, 2021

    What Is...

    Have you ever heard someone use the term “gospel” and wondered what it means? The word “gospel” means news. It is the news about who Jesus Christ is, what He has done, and how that changes everything for all of us. The gospel, or the good news about Jesus, is...

  • April 22, 2021

    The Role...

    Everyone knows that faith plays a significant role in our spiritual growth, but practically speaking it either occupies too much or too little of our understanding. If our conception of spiritual growth is nothing more than self-effort we will not experience life transformation. But if every spiritual pothole is paved...

  • April 21, 2021

    Why is...

    Jonah, a book from the Old Testament, is a story steeped in poetry, mystery, metaphor, comedy, and adventure. Jonah, the main character, is a prophet from Israel who, despite his best efforts, is used by God for the salvation of many. There are many angles that one could view the...

  • April 20, 2021

    Moving From...

      Our elderly neighbor, Helen, squinted up at my wife and me. “I am religious, just like you,” she said, shoving white hair to the side of her head with knobby fingers. She rested her broom against the wood-paneled hallway of our old apartment building. “Actually, Helen,” I answered, tucking...

  • April 19, 2021

    YouTube blocks...

    YouTube has suspended TB Joshua’s Emmanuel TV channel which had over 1.8 million subscribers for violating one of its Community Guidelines. According to the BBC, YouTube has taken punitive action against the founder of Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN) over allegations of hate speech after reviewing at least seven...

  • April 19, 2021

    Does the...

    It’s a question we all ask ourselves at some point: does the Old Testament law still apply? Do Christians follow the Old Testament? Read the passage below along with the notes taken from the Chronological Life Application Study Bible to help you explore these questions. What is the Old Testament Law? The...

  • April 16, 2021

    Our New...

    When you made that decision and invited Jesus into your life, it is important to know, did God hear you? Yes. Jesus promised that He would enter our lives if we ask Him. In Revelation 3:20 Jesus makes this offer, “Behold, I stand at the door and knock; if anyone...

  • April 15, 2021

    Church Planting...

    Five years ago, our family moved to Richmond, Virginia, to plant a church. I knew the church planting would force me to change. I figured I’d have to become creative, flexible, even entrepreneurial. That was true, but I soon learned that the heart of entrepreneurial ministry is about people. The...

  • April 15, 2021

    What’s An...

    If you missed Part 1 of this story, you’re going to want to check out last week’s post. Otherwise, you might feel a bit like the guy who shows up late to the picnic and samples the French Onion dip after it’s been sitting in the sun all day. Trust me. You don’t...

  • April 15, 2021

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    It’s a question we all ask ourselves at some point: does the Old Testament law still apply? Do Christians follow the Old Testament? Read the passage below along with the notes taken from the Chronological Life Application Study Bible to help you explore these questions. What is the Old Testament Law?...

  • April 14, 2021

    How to...

    Whether you’re just learning about Jesus or you grew up attending weekly church services, faith can be difficult for many people. No one can prove God exists, and it can be hard sometimes to believe in something that you can’t see, touch, or hear. However, having a relationship with Jesus...

  • April 13, 2021

    HOW PASTORS...

      HOW PASTORS ABUSE THEIR CHURCH MEMBERS. In light of the recent happenings surrounding abuse and church leaders, today we will be looking at the different forms of abuse commonly seen and ignored in the church: the main one being spiritual abuse. This is when a pastor or spiritual leader...

  • April 13, 2021

    ALL THE...

      WHY GIVERS NEVER LACK. Everyone at one point in their lives has heard the saying, “Givers never lack,” and some have scoffed at it while others believe it to be true. And it is true. Sharing is always a way of showing you care and it makes sense that...

  • April 12, 2021

    What is...

    A prophet speaks divinely inspired messages to others. God tells the prophet what to say and the prophet tells others what God said. God can’t talk to people unless they are listening, and sometimes it is easier to hear a message through another person. God may ask you to tell...

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