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|1||Fasting - Limited to food?||Matt 4:2||KBurgee||89491|
|Fasting - is it limited to just food and drink or is it also abstaining from something? I'm almost clear as to what the answer is but I've heard people from both sides. Can anyone give me a clearer definition?
|2||1Corinthians questions: Gifts and women||1 Corinthians||KBurgee||3858|
|There are two parts to my question here, and they both originate in 1 Corinthians 14. First, I pray that God helps my unbelief in that I have not seen or heard people properly (as how Paul describes it) speaking in tongues. For me, it feels hard to accept that it does happen, seeing a number of people abuse it (I'm not saying that I believe it doesn't happen; it's just harder for me to grasp when the people who do speak in tongues around you either 1)don't do it in a orderly fashion or 2)don't have an interpreter present, therefore creating chaos and disorder, at least in this friendly neighborhood bassist for the Lord). Can all spiritual gifts be mishandled like this one? I am thinking of one particual instance when I was at a church and the pastor made sure that he set down the laws for speaking in tongues and order in church, then proceeded to speak in tongues without an interpreter. That was when I knew I had to leave that church. Personal experiences aside, can those gifts be used improperly? I'd like some people of Pentecostal faith to chime in on this one as well.
Secondly: Should we still hold true to what Paul says about women speaking in verse 33-35? Or are we talking about two different times? If that's the case, how does that apply today, if at all?
|3||Is it breaking God's covenant?||NT general Archive 1||KBurgee||3584|
|PiRaTe: This IS a very complex question, and I cannot offer an answer(nor will I attempt to at this time, for it would be foolish without proper knowledge), but I have one other question: If two people are in agreement to be in relations with other people while still married, while it may not technically break the agreement that they may have set with each other, doesn't it break the covenant that they set with God and His original intentions for marriage?|
|4||How can we assist our youth?||Bible general Archive 1||KBurgee||2074|
|This is something that I've grappled with for a long time. As Christians, we've experienced spiritual growth, either as adults being saved or as children and young adults experiencing the joy of Christ. However, and I'll be blunt, I think we could do a better job raising our children to be followers of Christ. Let me explain: I am not questioning nor bashing anyone's parental skills; I am not saying that such and such or whoever is a "bad parent"; I'm speaking specifically in the church family. As Christians, we have a responsibility to raise our youth, to help guide them and nnourish them, to help support them and influence them positively. Our greatest resource is our children.
What pains me sometimes is that I've been to a few churches where the emphasis has NOT been on children. It stinks, and it's the quickest way to iradicate a generation: Not treating our youth the way the God we love and cherish treats HIS. One church that I have been to, it used to be that once you reach a certain age, you were basically considered "on your own". They have made leaps and bounds above that, starting a couple youth young adult ministries, and I feel extremely blessed at watching (and being a part of) them. What do I mean by "on their own"? The number of teens and young adults in a few churches that I have frequented is alarmingly small, and when I inquired about this, their response was mostly "because the church doesn't really help us out". Now, I know I'm making a sweeping generalization, and if your church doesn't act this way, then you won't really be offended by my words (you can give me some insight), and if you are offended, well, you'll get over it, because my purpose is not to offend. I'm not here to smooth anyone's feelings; I'm here to make an observation based on my (albeit limited) experience.
My question, then, is this: I'd like for people to chime in and give me an answer to this problem that has worked, or even if they have experienced it before. I'm not just talking about Bible study and church, and maybe a couple of youth events that get the youth involved, but don't give them a forum to relate to, or a church body to grow in. Some people don't know that our youth are not stupid; some have gotten extremely distrustful of people within church, thinking some people are frontin'. And please keep the "well, it doesn't happen at MY church, so there" to a minimum, because it doesn't help out the situation.
I'd like to hear everyone's comments on this :-)
|5||Not understanding||Bible general Archive 1||KBurgee||1969|
|Maybe it's me, but I'm not seeing the correlation between the verse and astrology.|
|6||Please explain; I'm missing something...||Bible general Archive 1||KBurgee||1903|
|7||Does Genesis predict Jesus?||Genesis||KBurgee||1232|
|Does the book of Genesis predict the coming of Jesus (Specifically when God is speaking to Satan?)|
|8||I missed the boat. Please explain.||Genesis||KBurgee||1028|
|OK I'm clueless. I am completely lost here. Does his looking imply homosexuality, or could it imply that Noah's son has a fascination with Noah's drunken and passed out state?|
|9||What would be considered the age?||Bible general Archive 1||KBurgee||1013|
|What would be considered the age? So is there no age where a person is considered responsible for their actions? I know we are all born of the knowledge of good and evil, but does it mean that a child is directly responsible for their actions? Or are the parents? I'm not sure if I'm wording this right, but a lot of help on this topic would be greatly appreciated.|
|10||So when did "evil" start?||Bible general Archive 1||KBurgee||837|
|Am I correct in knowing that the good vs. evil battle started when Lucifer craved the attention and adulation that was justly God's? God did create Lucifer to be His minister of music, but Lucifer's jealously caused him to be struck down and take a third of the angels with him. Does his opposition to God mark the "beginnings" of good vs. evil?|
|11||What was Jesus writing?||John||KBurgee||706|
|Was Jesus writing the Ten COmmandments in the sand, or was he writing the sins of each person in John 8 when he confronted those people?|
|12||Who else besides Cain, Adam, and Eve?||Genesis||KBurgee||701|
|Were there any other people in the beginning besides Cain, Adam, and Eve? Of course, I am omitting the slain Abel. Genesis mentions that whoever slays Cain will reap the Lord's vengeance sevenfold. But it doesn't say anything about anyone else being around to slay him. Am I missing something?|