How can I stop sinning?
All humans sin. God knew when He created us that we would not be perfect. Even with our best intentions we still sin. Only God has the authority to forgive sins. God loves us so much that he sent Jesus, his only son, to walk the earth and make the perfect sacrifice so that we […]
If Jesus never sinned, how do you explain turning over the money-changers tables in the temple?
We read about Jesus clearing from the Temple the money changers and sellers of sacrificial animals in all four of the Gospels. John records the first instance shortly after he is baptized at the outset of his ministry. When it was almost time for the Jewish Passover, Jesus went up to Jerusalem. In the temple […]
Why doesn’t God fix racism?
We’re first going to have to define racism. Merriam-Webster’s dictionary lists as its first definition: “a belief that race is a fundamental determinant of human traits and capacities and that racial differences produce an inherent superiority of a particular race” Some say that racism is more than a belief but is a practice of implementing laws and policies or […]
How can a person be seen as righteous before God?
The dictionary defines righteous as “morally right or justifiable.” The question could be phrased what do I need to do to be seen by God as justified to be in his presence. Since God cannot tolerate sin, the question can further be asked, what can I do so that God sees me as someone who […]
Is same-sex marriage a sin? Why?
Yes, same-sex marriage is a sin. It goes against God’s created purpose for us as male and female and disobedience to God’s precepts and laws is sin. So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them. Genesis 1:27 The practice of homosexual relationships in any way, […]
How can God know our thoughts? Are bad thoughts sin?
God is Omniscient which means he knows everything including your thoughts. The Psalmist David clearly tells us that God knows our thoughts and He can purify our thoughts if we allow Him. You have searched me, Lord, and you know me.You know when I sit and when I rise; you perceive my thoughts from afar.You discern my going out and my […]
Why is pornography such a bad thing?
The Apostle Paul in Philippians 4:8 says, “whatever is true, whatever is right whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable, if anything is excellent or praiseworthy, think about such things. Certainly, by any reasonable measure, pornography is not any of these things! Looking at pornographic material can lead to sins of the flesh, lust […]