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Anonymous asked: Masturbation?
Masturbation is a selfishly indulgent practice where one becomes impatient for the joys of sex and applies them to his or her self.
One may argue that it lowers stress and can be healthy. This is true, but that is the purpose of sex. Chemically, biologically, and psychologically, masturbation becomes very addictive and does not accomplish anything good. There are plenty of outlets to lower stress and to increase health, and masturbation does not need to be one of them. The bads outweigh the goods.
What does the Bible say about it? Nothing. However, the Bible speaks against lust. The whole point of sexual interaction is to have oneness with your spouse inside of marriage. By masturbating, the only accomplishment is self-indulgence and an objectification of a person.
Those are my quick thoughts on it. If you have more specific questions, feel free to ask.
Anonymous asked: What is your favorite candy?
you cause you’re the sweetest.
christianquotes101 asked: Would you call yourself a good person ?
I think at times I would. I think I could see my accomplishments, sacrifices, deeds, and the contrast of my character to a bad person as something that would make me a good person. In those times, I would see that my good deeds outweigh my sin. But that’s exactly why I’m not a good person.
The truth is, even though I’d hate to admit it to myself, I am not a good person. I am a miserable failure. I am broken. I am harmful. I am an obstacle. I am a filthy man with filthy lips. I am a sinner. Therefore, if I ever call myself good, I am deceived.
“For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do.” – Romans 7:15b
I don’t want to do the sin that I do. I want to do good, but I don’t. This is why I need Jesus. I need Him every day. For when I am a failure, He uplifts me. When I am broken, He binds my wounds. When I am harmful, He brings me discipline. When I am an obstacle, He humbles me. Even though I am filthy, He washes me clean. While I was yet a sinner, Christ died for me.
So my friend, I am not a good person. But God is good, and He has taken my sins away. I pray that I may never receive a praise in my life, but may every soul find the evidence of Christ.
God bless and much love,
Anonymous asked: Christians and rock music?
Thanks for the question! Alright here we go.
Rock music is not:
It’s just music. Biblically speaking, there is nothing wrong with it. Read 1 Corinthians 8. It’s all about wise decisions and being an example. Simply replace “Food” with rock music.
Culturally speaking, rock music can be looked down upon, and it can actually be a bad witness. Other religions look down on rock music as something that street punks listen to, so it can actually create a difficulty for a Christian from reaching someone with the Gospel. At the same time, lots of non-Christians think that Christians aren’t allowed to listen to rock music because it’s “from the devil.” So rock music can actually make a great witness at the same time. It can open up the minds of a lot of people who have preconceived judgements about Christians. Now the lyrical content of any music genre is a completely different topic and may come with concerns, but that’s a different story.
Bottom-line: Rock music is neutral. Rock music isn’t for everyone, but it’s okay. It’s just music.
I’d just like to add, as a final note, that many Christians who play in rock bands are misunderstood because no one takes the time to listen to their story and purpose. I’m going to put a link to a post about one of my favourite bands, and it may give a good insight on the whole topic. You don’t need to listen to the song, but definitely listen to what they have to say in the quote. You can read the article here.
God bless and much love!
Anonymous asked: How do you feel about travelling? Do you think wanting to experience different cultures would be considered worldly-minded?
I feel fine with travelling. Having a desire to explore the world and meet different people and how they do life is great. I think one can really appreciate God’s creation in doing this.
But if your only purpose in life is to travel, never settle down, and never pursue a way to impact the world for Christ, then yes it would be considered worldly-minded. It would just be immature. The desire would be to never grow up and accept responsibility. So, the desire to explore the world and experience God’s creation and different cultures is not necessarily worldly minded. However, refusing responsibility and living for one’s self is worldly minded.
Does this make sense? Thank you for your question! Always remember to seek the beauty that God has placed into this world. There is plenty to see, whether that means buying a plane ticket or not!
God bless and much love,
Anonymous asked: What are some passages of scripture to help someone with a doubtful heart? I’m really struggling with fact of am I saved or is God even real. I don’t even know where to look in the Bible please help.
Thanks so much for your question! I really hope and pray that I can help you discover who you are and help you find answers to the challenges you are facing.
First of all, let me say this: Struggling with the belief of salvation is not necessarily a bad thing. It’s a very good checkpoint where we can reflect on ourselves and our character and see where we need Christ’s help to renew the broken parts of our lives.
Having said that, let me define salvation for you. Salvation is believing that Jesus Christ, being God, came and died for your sin, resurrecting after his death so that you could walk in newness of life with Him. All you must do to receive his salvation is believe that He is God and He died for you. If you truly believe that, you will follow Him.
Now, what can happen sometimes is that we start to find other things in life that we deem as valuable, and then we soon forget about God. Jesus Christ becomes a concept or fact, rather than a vibrant, living relationship.
Now, I will show you some Scripture:
“By his divine power, God has given us everything we need for living a godly life. We have received all of this by coming to know him, the one who called us to himself by means of his marvelous glory and excellence.4 And because of his glory and excellence, he has given us great and precious promises. These are the promises that enable you to share his divine nature and escape the world’s corruption caused by human desires.
5 In view of all this, make every effort to respond to God’s promises. Supplement your faith with a generous provision of moral excellence, and moral excellence with knowledge,6 and knowledge with self-control, and self-control with patient endurance, and patient endurance with godliness,7 and godliness with brotherly affection, and brotherly affection with love for everyone.
8 The more you grow like this, the more productive and useful you will be in your knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.9 But those who fail to develop in this way are shortsighted or blind, forgetting that they have been cleansed from their old sins.
10 So, dear brothers and sisters, work hard to prove that you really are among those God has called and chosen. Do these things, and you will never fall away.11 Then God will give you a grand entrance into the eternal Kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.” – 2 Peter 1:3-11 (NLT)
In this particular passage, Peter is addressing people who truly believe in Jesus (v.1). So this applies to anyone who truly thinks they are Christian. Here is what I want you to focus on: Peter mentions seven things one should add to their faith for growth and maturity (v. 5-7). Doing or not doing these things does not make you saved or condemned, but if you truly believe in Jesus, these 7 things will stop you from becoming fruitless and forgetting that you are saved. So read this over and over and think about how you can improve in all of those areas, and then pray to God to give you strength. If you lack moral excellence, ask God to give you strength to rid yourself of sin and find ways to fight those battles. If you lack knowledge, commit to reading your Bible, join a Bible study, or get someone to hold you accountable or perhaps find a study partner. If you lack Godliness, commit yourself to prayer and fasting and spend time with God so that you can be refreshed and refocused on who He is.
Now that we have talked about that, I want to show you what it looks like to be saved:
“I am thetrue vine, and my Father isthe vinedresser.2 Every branch in me that does not bear fruithe takes away, and every branch that does bear fruit he prunes,that it may bear more fruit.3 Alreadyyou are cleanbecause of the word that I have spoken to you.4 Abidein me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in me.5 I am the vine;you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is thatbears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing.6 If anyone does not abide in mehe is thrown away like a branch and withers;and the branches are gathered, thrown into the fire, and burned.7 Ifyou abide in me, and my words abide in you,ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you.8 By this my Father is glorified, that youbear much fruit and so prove to be my disciples.9 As the Father has loved me,so have I loved you. Abide in my love.10 If you keep my commandments, you will abide in my love, just asI have keptmy Father’s commandments and abide in his love.11 These things I have spoken to you,that my joy may be in you, and thatyour joy may be full.” – John 15:1-11
So I want to make something very clear now. If you are saved, you will not be perfect. We all need to be pruned. We have times in our walk when we get distracted by things of this world, and then we begin to wither and die. Every Christian has been there.
Having made that clear, I want you to ask yourself “Do I really love Jesus? Do I want to obey what He commands because I love Him?” You see, Jesus told His disciples in this passage that they would obey His commands if they love Him. If they do not love Him, they won’t obey His commands. This doesn’t mean you will be perfect. Jesus knew they were not perfect, after all, Peter denied Him three times and everyone abandoned Him at the time of His arrest (Mark 14).
Now, in verse 8 Jesus told them to prove they are His disciples by bearing much fruit. This does not mean that they needed to prove to God that they are His disciples (v. 5 says they can’t). What it does mean is that we can see for ourselves if we are truly His disciples. If you want to know if you are a Christian or not, study this passage and ask yourself these questions afterwards:
1. Do I love Jesus?
2. What is my deepest desire?
3. Is my deepest desire to follow and serve Jesus, or serve myself and my desires?
4. Have I been trying to fix myself for Jesus or have I been asking Jesus to help me grow closer to Him?
After you answer those questions, I am sure that you will be certain on whether or not you are saved. After all, who can love Jesus and not be saved? If you love Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior, you will follow Him.
Bear in mind this one thing: Jesus did not say what He did in John 15 in order to criticize, terrify, or discourage His disciples. He said in verse 11: “These things I have spoken to you,that my joy may be in you, and thatyour joy may be full.” Jesus does not want you to be struggling and heart shattered. He wants you to be full of joy. That is why He told His disciples to abide in Him and love Him and bear fruit in order to show that they are truly children of God. Once you know who you are in Christ, you will have joy. But once you forget and do not apply the 7 pillars that Peter talked about, you will become “shortsighted and blind, forgetting that you have been cleansed from your past sins.” (2 Peter 1:9)
I hope all of this has helped! I want to suggest to you a few resources. I want you to get 2 books: Crazy Love by Francis Chan and Who Do You Think You Are? by Mark Driscoll. Crazy Love is about what truly loving and believing in Christ is all about, and Who Do You Think You Are is a study on Ephesians about your identity and who Christ has made you to be. Please get both of those books! Figuring out where you stand with Christ is worth the 20-30 dollars that you would spend on something else.
Mark Driscoll did a sermon series based on his book that you can find here. You can watch one or two a week until you get through the whole thing. I think it would be very beneficial for you!
Also, I just finished watching a sermon by Francis Chan on being “Lukewarm.” I’m not sure if you’re familiar with that term, but it basically means that you haven’t truly made a decision to follow Christ and you’re just sitting on the fence about it. The sermon was very challenging and I think it would be very beneficial for you to work through it. You can find the video here.
I hope that my words will help you work through all of this. Please take advantage of the resources I have offered. Invest your time into discovering where you stand with God! Nothing else is more important. Cancel social events with friends. Quit your job if you need to! This is far more important than anything in this world. Simply try your very hardest to work and wrestle through this fatal question: “Am I really saved?”
If you have any more questions or anything you want to explain or comment on, please let me know! I am always here to help or simply listen. You are in my prayers.
God bless and much love,
Anonymous said: I was reading Acts 2 this morning and it talked about getting baptised, and I know several other passages of scripture talk about getting baptised. But how important is to somebodies faith?
Thanks for the question!
I need to be very clear in what I say. I do not want to mislead you or anyone else. Baptism is very important and is regarded highly in the Christian faith. Jesus commanded all Christians to be baptized. Obviously, that sounds pretty important.
Now, baptism will not save you. You are saved by grace alone, through Jesus Christ. Baptism is the symbol that you have died to your old life, your sins are washed away by the sacrifice of Jesus, and you are reborn into the new life found in Christ. It is the public proclamation of your eternal commitment and evidence of your repentance.
Again, baptism will not save you or give you some sort of spiritual buff. Is it necessary for salvation? No. The only thing necessary for salvation is believing and following Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. So, Jesus said a lot of things unnecessary for salvation, yet completely important for living and following Him. One of those things is baptism.
I hope that helps a little bit! If there is anyone reading this that wants to give in their two cents, feel free. I pray that I have communicated this topic very clearly have answered it well in truth and light of Scripture.
If you have any questions, let me know!
Anonymous said: So this is more of a morals question. My best friend, E, is really missing her sister who went out of state for college. E is wanting to spend a weekend visiting her, but since she lives in a dorm E can’t stay with her. However her sister has a fiancee up there. He lives on his own, and he has a spare room that he said E can use for a weekend to visit her sister. Do you think it would be wrong for her to stay with her future brother in law for a weekend, to be continued
since she will be spending little time actually at his apartment. They are all great christians, and he would never do anything to hurt his future wife. Would it still be wrong for her to stay there?
Thanks for the question! I understand that this is not a black and white issue.
If no “technical” sin happens in her staying there, then no it would not be wrong. However, we must not simply live in moral excellence, but also in wisdom. So E must ask herself several questions:
I know that some Christians would see a huge problem in a woman staying over a man’s house alone. I also know other Christians who would see no problem at all. However, E must find out where she stands, and be certain in her conviction through seeking counsel, studying Scripture, and going to God in humble, open-minded prayer.
Be sure of this:
“But whoever has doubts is condemned if he eats, because the eating is not from faith. For whatever does not proceed from faith is sin.” – Romans 14:23
If you make a decision and you have doubts about it (MORALLY SPEAKING!!), then you would be sinning because you’re betraying your conscience in the sight of God.
Also, I know a lot of people try to justify their actions by saying “The Bible doesn’t say anything about this topic.” Or “This Christian said I could do it.” But in the end it’s not about what you can justify. It’s about your heart being laid bare before the Word of God and the sight of the Father.
“ So whoever knows the right thing to do and fails to do it, for him it is sin.” – James 4:17
I hope all of this helps a little bit! I will pray that E will work through this with sincere prayer and submission to the conviction of the Spirit.
God bless and much love!
Anonymous asked: I’ve been very torn on some topics I’ve been reading in the Bible. Jesus states to be peaceful and versus like Matthew 5:38-42, but in different books of the Bible people talk about being warriors of the faith and wearing the armor of God. My question is how do we be kind and peaceful, but warriors at the same time? I have a friend who is a navy seal, so this has been weighing on my mind of is this right to go into war or not?
Thank you for the question! I am glad you are wrestling with your convictions and the Bible!
Here’s what I think: When it comes to Matthew 5:38-42, I think Jesus is not talking about defending yourself, I think He is talking about refusing to seek vengeance. If I am attacked on the street, I will defend myself. If my family or friends are attacked, I will defend myself. Here is the key: Do everything in love. Seek peace. If fighting is not necessary, then do not fight. If it is necessary to defend yourself, then by all means, defend yourself.
“For everything, there is a season. There is a time to kill, and a time to heal.” – Ecclesiastes 3.
Your friend is a navy seal. I think that is a heart issue. If he wants to go to war because he is bloodthirsty, he is in sin. If he wants to go to war to prove something to someone in the past, he is being selfish. If he wants to go to war because he wants to die, he is not seeking hope and joy from Christ. If he wants to go to war to see his country protected, then he is being selfless. Do you understand where I am going with this? So talk to your friend and find out his heart. This is not a black and white topic.
Also, when the Bible talks about wearing the armor of God, it talks about it in a spiritual sense, not in a physical war sense. It draws on what we know about earthly war, and applies it to spiritual battle. You can read about that in Ephesians 6. As for being warriors of the faith, I’m not sure where the Bible says that, but I highly doubt it would ever mean to be physically violent for Jesus. That does not match up with the life and truth that Jesus wants us to live by.
At the same time, when Scripture tells us to seek peace, it does not tell us to lay down and die. Instead, it tells us to seek peace by pursuing love. Sometimes, the most loving thing you can ever do is fight evil and oppression. Standing up for what is right and standing up for what is true, more often than not, causes opposition instead of peace.
Speaking about the truth, Jesus said this:
“Do not suppose that I have come to bring peace to the earth. I did not come to bring peace, but a sword. 35 For I have come to turn
“‘a man against his father,
a daughter against her mother,
a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law—
36 a man’s enemies will be the members of his own household.’
37 “Anyone who loves their father or mother more than me is not worthy of me; anyone who loves their son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me. 38 Whoever does not take up their cross and follow me is not worthy of me. 39 Whoever finds their life will lose it, and whoever loses their life for my sake will find it.” – Matthew 10
This does not mean that God wants us to cause strife. It simply means that standing up for the truth and following Jesus is not going to help you live a peaceful life. You will find peace in Jesus, but obeying and following Jesus is going to cause hardship. It’s going to stir people against you, and you’re going to have to deal with that and find peace in Him.
So here’s what I think. I think that violence is sometimes justified. I think that there are times where we need to use physical force to protect ourselves or the ones that we love. So the question is not “Is war justified?” But the question is “In this specific situation, how can I stand up for what is right in love?”
I hope that helps you a little bit! Let me know if you have any more questions or concerns!
I will be praying for your convictions and for your friend as well!
Anonymous asked: Hey, I have a question. I don’t mean this in a disrespectful way at all. I’m just curious. Why is homosexuality a sin? I just don’t understand. God is love. And when somebody loves somebody else.. I don’t understand why it’s a sin. I am asking because I am lacking understanding. Thank you so much.
I know I said I would make a video, but I’m really not finding the time or energy to sit down and do that. So, I’ll give a few of my thoughts and then some videos.
Thank you for your question and how respectful you are about it. It’s a touchy subject, and I’m happy to see that you’re sensitive about it just as I am.
Here are a few of my thoughts:
1. Homosexuality is not a sin because two people of the same sex love each other. In fact, there is nothing homosexual about that. Love is not just limited to romance, but it is brotherly, friendly, and fatherly. In this sense, God is love. God is not love in a romantic way, but in a much greater way. His love is not sexual, but spiritual. It is the deepest form of love.
2. Homosexuality, defined by the Bible, is a choice. The Bible does not say anywhere “If you ever feel any sort of attraction towards someone of the same sex, you are sinning.” When it comes to homosexuality, the Bible talks about our choices. Any one can choose to be sexual with someone of the same sex. That is the sin. It is when the temptation becomes a choice. It is when we take the desire, choose to dwell on it in our thoughts (lust), and then take action upon it (sexual action). Both of these are sin.
3. Homosexuality is a sin but so is heterosexuality outside of marriage. I am a man who is heterosexual. This does not mean I get to undress women in my mind or practice any sexuality outside of marriage. Heterosexuality does not have any leverage over homosexuality outside of the context of marriage. Both are sin. One must abstain from any sexual relations until marriage, because that is how God designed sex. Whether those sexual relations are heterosexual or homosexual, they must not be done outside of marriage. The one who practices homosexuality sins, and the one who practices heterosexuality outside of marriage also sins.
4. Any sexual practice outside of a heterosexual marriage is a sin because it does not follow God’s blueprint for marriage. God made male and female for a purpose. He designed the husband and the wife to fulfil the needs of one another physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually. When it comes to homosexuality, this practice is unable to fill those needs. 2 males or 2 females cannot fulfill the purpose of marriage together. That goes the same to any partner that is unfaithful in marriage. Whether it is homosexuality, pornography, adultery, pre-marital sex, and any other practice that exceeds the marital boundaries of sex, sexual sin defies the structure and design that God placed for marriage.
5. Homosexuality does not follow God’s blueprint for marriage because it denies the natural laws placed by God. Even those who practice homosexuality have to agree that it is not natural. It is clear that a male and female are intended for sexual relations. It is also clear that every child needs a mother and a father. I must make this very clear: Homosexuality is not a sin because childbearing or natural sexual relations cannot take place (after all, if a woman is barren or the husband is somehow castrated, would that be a sin? Of course not!). There is just clearly seen in the natural laws God has placed a blueprint and design for marriage.
6. Just because someone practices homosexuality, it doesn’t mean that they are a freak or a “fag.” I truly believe that we all have our temptations and desires that we need to overcome. If anyone struggles with homosexuality, I do not believe they are any less than me or anyone else. We all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God. They are equal to me in their value as human beings and should in no way be treated as anything less. I will still receive a massive amount of hate mail and death threats, but know that I love everyone who practices homosexuality. I just don’t love homosexuality. I do not believe anyone should be called a gay or a lesbian, because, as human beings, we are much more than our sexuality. There is so much more to us than a sexual preference. Our identity is far deeper than our desires and practices. This is because we are all made in the image of God.
Here are some videos that you should watch:
Here is a video of me talking about homosexuality and whether the Bible affirms it or not.
Here is a video of Ravi Zacharias talking about Acceptance of Homosexuality (You must watch this. It’s not very long.)
Here is a video of Mark Driscoll talking about if homosexuality is a sin. (Please watch this too.)
Please know that I love you and I say all these things not because I look down at those who practice homosexuality, but because it is the truth of God. Jesus doesn’t hate sin because we enjoy it or find it fun. He hates sin because it hurts us and causes damage. He hates it so much that He died to cleanse us from our sin. He calls all to repent from any and every sin and to turn to Him for life and forgiveness.
I hope I have helped a little bit in this touchy area! If you have any questions or problems about anything I have said, feel free to send me a message. Thank you for the question!
God bless and much love,
Anonymous asked you:
How, why, would a “loving” God let innocent people die?
8.the wicked or immoral part of someone or something.
Clearly, we are imperfect, not innocent: evil. So my question to you is this: How, why, would a perfect, just God die for us evil persons in order to forgive us our debts? That is beyond absurd. You and I, we do not deserve perfection. We choose evil instead of good every day. Yet, He died anyway, because He loves you.
Death is the course of nature. The rampant poison of imperfection is running through the veins of this earth. If humans lived forever, we would all be monsters. The worst notion of a loving God is blessing evil with immortality. Think of all the criminals in the world that are in prison, or have passed away. Now, think of all the people who would commit those same crimes if they were not afraid. Instead of asking me, “Why would a loving God let people die?” you would ask, “How could a loving God let man live forever?”
We would all take advantage of such power. It would corrupt us all. Governments would cease; guns would be useless. You would not be able to die, and you would live in fear of being captured and tortured every day for eternity. Of course, such conditions are barely imaginable, but I suspect that if every criminal that ever walked this earth were alive today, then such would be the case. Instead of allowing this earth to continue in such a way, he limits our lives and dies for us so that we could live. In this way, the evil will perish and the repentant will live forever. How, why would a perfect, just, loving, holy, merciful God do such a wonderful thing?
Jesus Christ. He came to this earth and lived a perfect life, yet He was tortured and killed for claiming to be the very One that He is: God. He then rose from the dead to prove to the world that He truly is God, and He sent those who witnessed this to share what He had done to the world. You have asked me how God could let innocent people die. Yet, I tell you He lets us live, and He died for us in our place. He has always loved you, and He always will. I hope you realize this soon.
“5 But he was pierced for our rebellion,
crushed for our sins.
He was beaten so we could be whole.
He was whipped so we could be healed.
6 All of us, like sheep, have strayed away.
We have left God’s paths to follow our own.
Yet the Lord laid on him
the sins of us all.” – Isaiah 53:5-6
I truly hope you have read this with an open mind. Please consider what I have said. I do not wish to fight or argue. Life is hard, and I just want to help you. Please let me know if you have a reply, question, or anything you’d like to share with me. You have my prayers.
God bless and much love