New Testament scriptures complete—not contradict—Old Testament scriptures. As such, the Old Testament must be interpreted in light of the New. Here is a threefold law of Bible interpretation: 1. Scripture must be interpreted in the light of other scripture. 2. The Old Testament must be interpreted in light of the New Testament. We are under … Continue reading QUESTION OF THE DAY: Does the New Testament replace the Old Testament scriptures?
Many people think that eternal life is living forever. Well, the truth is, every person who has ever lived on the face of the earth will continue to live in spirit form. When a person dies they don’t cease to exist; their body decays in the grave, but their spirit and soul either go back … Continue reading What is Eternal Life?
Both, actually. That may be a new thought, but it comes from Creation scriptures. According to Genesis 1:26-27, God created man in His image—male and female. God could not create something “in His image” that He didn’t possess. The substance for both male and female came out of God, and we know God never changes … Continue reading QUESTION OF THE DAY: Is God male or female?
A: The prayer of agreement is one of the most powerful tools God has given us. It is a prayer that Jesus Himself guaranteed would bring results every time. “...If two of you agree on earth about anything that they may ask,” He said, “...it shall be done for them by My Father who is … Continue reading QUESTION OF THE DAY: We’ve prayed in agreement, but haven’t received any results. Are we missing something?
Ask for wisdom. As Proverbs 4:7 says, “Wisdom is the principle thing; therefore get wisdom....” I know that sounds simple, but when crises come, it’s surprising how many believers forget to do it. Most of the time they get excited and go off in every direction. We need to learn to slow down a little … Continue reading I have prayed and confessed, but I’m still in financial trouble. What else can I do?
When you were lost, it did not matter which sin you committed—sin is sin. Adultery, lying or anything else that the flesh produces in the life of the sinner is the result of the sinner following his true nature. None of these sins are being held against anyone (2 Corinthians 5:19). The only sin keeping … Continue reading QUESTION OF THE DAY: I committed adultery before I became a Christian. Am I forgiven?
The challenge in standing in faith for an answer to our prayer is keeping our focus on what God has said instead of what we perceive with our five physical senses. God is love! He is faithful—to His people, and to His Word. He does hear. And He is answering our prayers. What we must … Continue reading QUESTION OF THE DAY: How do I stand in faith for answered prayer?
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Your desire to be an active member of a local church is good. It is a part of our new nature in Christ that gives us the desire to serve the Lord. But problems can arise in a home where one spouse wants to actively serve God and the other does not. It’s always difficult … Continue reading QUESTION OF THE DAY: What If My Spouse Won’t Let Me Go To Church?
Music can definitely influence a person’s life for good or evil. Because of this, it’s important for Christians to evaluate the music they regularly allow themselves to listen to. When examining music, ask yourself what impact it is having on your life and whether that impact gives glory to God. While style has very little … Continue reading QUESTION OF THE DAY: Is Rock Music Bad?
Read to grow closer to Jesus. For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons . . . nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 8:38–39 The biggest lie that we believe is … Continue reading QUESTION OF THE DAY: Did Jesus Die For You?
Every believer has been given faith. And that’s just part of the story. Jesus said for each believer, that measure is more than enough to move mountains (Mark 11:23)! There’s a lot of faith at our disposal the moment we are born again. So how do we develop ourselves to increasingly access faith for the … Continue reading QUESTION OF THE DAY: How do I get more faith?
Prayer that brings results must be based on God’s Word. It contains the answers to prayers we haven’t even prayed yet. Praying those answers from the beginning undergirds our confident expectation that God will do what He has said. Jesus said, “But if you remain in me and my words remain in you, you may … Continue reading QUESTION OF THE DAY: How can I find scriptural promises to stand on?
God’s dream for mankind has always been to dwell inside of each and every person. When we accept Jesus’ mighty work on our behalf, the Spirit of God comes in and takes up residence in each of us. Our part is to be willing to receive the Holy Spirit and not back down from God’s … Continue reading QUESTION OF THE DAY: I’m ordinary. Why would God use me?
Hope Bolinger |Crosswalk.com | Contributing Writer Although Scripture can be a bit enigmatic about the nature of heaven, Jesus does make one thing clear in the Gospel of Luke: even if we marry on this earth to an earthly spouse, we will not stay married to them in heaven. One may wonder how this question … Continue reading QUESTION OF DAY: Will I Still Be Married to My Spouse in Heaven?
Weight loss is a matter of personal changes. And yes, God can help us make changes in our lives. We need His power that brings change. We know how to lose weight: Move more, eat less. That’s basic to overall healthy weight loss. But how many actually do the basic things consistently and reach their … Continue reading QUESTION OF THE DAY: How can God help me reach my weight-loss goals?
Assuming your spouse realizes the detrimental results of pornography use to his/her own spiritual well-being and the harm it does in his/her relationships, your responsibility is to stay in faith for your spouse. Pornography is one of Satan's tactics to trap men and women and fulfill his ultimate intent to kill, steal and destroy lives … Continue reading QUESTION OF THE DAY What do I do if my spouse views pornography?
It’s been said that 90 percent of conflict is rooted in misunderstanding. If that’s the case, and it probably is, then conflict resolution is a matter of all parties sitting down and getting a good understanding of what happened! Proverbs 13:15 says, “Good understanding gains favor, But the way of the unfaithful is hard.” Good … Continue reading QUESTION OF THE DAY: How do you resolve conflict in a godly way?
Here are Brother Copeland’s steps to withdrawing from your heavenly account based on Paul’s teaching in Philippians 4:15-17. Now ye Philippians know also, that in the beginning of the gospel, when I departed from Macedonia, no church communicated with me as concerning giving and receiving, but ye only. For even in Thessalonica ye sent once … Continue reading QUESTION OF THE DAY: How do I make withdrawals from my heavenly account?
The world today often looks at the Body of Christ with a raised brow—especially in the workplace. They’ve not seen honorable Christians. In fact, they’ve seen too much dishonor, but you can help change that. You can guard the way you live your life and your conversation. You can be a strong witness for Jesus … Continue reading QUESTION OF THE DAY: How can I be a witness where I work?
As Christians it is important to understand that Jesus has given the Church two primary ordinances to follow—namely Communion (also called The Lord’s Supper) and water baptism (Matthew 26:26-30; Mark 14:22-26; Luke 22:19-20; 1 Corinthians 11:23-34; Matthew 28:18-20; Acts 2:36-41; Romans 6:4; Colossians 2:12). Communion is an essential part of the Christian life. As a … Continue reading QUESTION OF THE DAY: How should Communion be received?
One of the biggest changes between the Old and New Covenants is how sin was handled. In the Old Covenant, God established the priesthood to provide a way for the Israelites to cover or atone for sin—the breaking of the law. The high priest offered a blood sacrifice each year in the Holy of Holies … Continue reading QUESTION OF THE DAY: How did things change between the Old and New Testaments?
Dying young isn’t God’s will. We know that. An untimely death is never God’s will. We are told repeatedly throughout the Bible that His plan, will and desire is for His children to live long, prosperous, healthy, blessed lives. If you know someone who has died young, begin your pursuit of an answer to “why?” … Continue reading QUESTION OF THE DAY: Why do some people die young?
There is no denying our God is awesome and powerful! Psalm 24:8 says, “Who is the King of glory? The Lord, strong and mighty; the Lord, invincible in battle.” The wicked are terrified in God’s presence because meeting The All Powerful One without Jesus is a frightening experience. But for a Christian, the situation is … Continue reading QUESTION OF THE DAY: If God is love, why are we told to fear Him?
You can be sure that God will protect your children because He’s specifically said He will. His written Word is absolutely full of promises that, if you will believe them and act upon them, will guarantee the safety of you and your children—regardless of how dangerous the world around you becomes. One of the most … Continue reading QUESTION OF THE DAY: I’m concerned about the safety of my children. How can I be sure God will protect them?
Second Corinthians 5:17 says, “Anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun.” According to God’s Word, when we are born again, our spirits are reborn in the nature and likeness of God! We are spiritually made brand new at salvation. A question that … Continue reading QUESTION OF THE DAY: Will I pay for my past sins?
In John 10:34-35, Jesus quoted an Old Testament passage which said, “...You are gods, And all of you are sons of the Most High” (Psalm 82:6). The New American Standard Life Application Study Bible has the following to say about these verses: “Jesus referred to Psalm 82:6, where the Israelite rulers and judges are called … Continue reading QUESTION OF THE DAY: Why does the Bible say we are gods?
Lucifer was Satan’s name before his fall from heaven. It literally means “morning star.” Ezekiel 28:13-15 gives us this picture of Lucifer before his rebellion against God: “You were in Eden, the garden of God. Your clothing was adorned with every precious stone—red carnelian, pale-green peridot, white moonstone, blue-green beryl, onyx, green jasper, blue lapis … Continue reading QUESTION OF THE DAY: Why is Satan sometimes called Lucifer?
When eating, simply follow these instructions: receive your food with thanks. When we receive it with thanks in Jesus’ Name, it is “made acceptable” for our use (1 Timothy 4:4-5). Here is one simple way to pray this: “Father, thank You for this food. I receive it blessed and made acceptable for my use according … Continue reading QUESTION OF THE DAY: How do I Pray Over Food?
Anxiety is not something you need to live with or cope with. It is something you can be totally free from as you gain increasing confidence in God’s love for you and the promises He has given you in His Word. So where do you start? Begin by settling the fact that as a Christian … Continue reading QUESTION OF THE DAY: How can I deal with anxiety?