sweetlittlemissblue asked: Have you ever believed in God? If not, when did you start and why? :)

I’ve been a Christian for four and a half years now. For the when and why, you can read my testimony here.

I actually really appreciate this question. It really reminds me of who I was before I gave my life to Jesus and how much He has changed me now. I don’t know who I’d be without Him, or if I’d be here at all. 

God bless!

Samuel Assaf

Anonymous asked: WHAT A BEAUTIFUL MAN

no u

Anonymous asked: dat avatar picture doe!

:D 

Anonymous asked: You're not going to answer that question are you?

I am, just give me a few days to answer others who are not on anonymous. Thank you for your patience. I will try to answer you as soon as possible! 

Anonymous asked: Is that you in your avatar picture?

it sure is.

Anonymous asked: do you think you would've been scared to cross thered sea?

I’m not really sure if I know anyone who wouldn’t be scared. Anything out of the ordinary is frightening on such a grand scale. 

Can you sea what I mean

Anonymous asked: 9!

9: A song that makes you happy.

Meet Me Halfway (Cover) by Haste the Day

Anonymous asked: 29

29: A song that you remember from your childhood


Blue by Eiffel ‘65

ba da dee ba da dy

Anonymous asked: 18

  • 18:A song from the year that you were born

woah okay i have no idea i tried wikipedia that didn’t help i’m sorry

ivoryillumination asked: 6!

6: A song that makes you want to dance

I’m not much a dancer but.. 

What You Know by Two Door Cinema Club

Anonymous asked: is gay marriage a sin?

Thanks for the question! 

Please see this post for my answer. 

If you have any more questions or comments, don’t be shy.

God bless,

Samuel Assaf


Anonymous asked: What do you call an alligator in a vest? An Investigator


why

Better to Single than to Mingle. Wait, What?

Anonymous Asked: I’m a little confused about 1 Corinthians 7. I think I understand what is going on, but somethings don’t make sense. Is he saying if you are Christian and your spouse isn’t and they want a divorce, then it is ok to get divorced (7:12-16)? Also in verse 25-40 is he saying it would be best not to get married? If not what is he talking about? Thank you for the help.


I Answered:

Thanks for the question! 

Concerning Verses 12-16, he is not saying it is okay to get a divorce. In fact, in the preceding verses he says that no one should divorce, but if they do, they shouldn’t remarry. Now, divorce is a very complicated issue in the Bible and a lot of people handle it wrong, so I’m going to just state a few things so that I am not misunderstood:

  1. God hates divorce.
  2. God’s desire is for a man and woman to stay together for life in marriage.
  3. Divorce is not a casual option, it is a last resort.
  4. There are certain circumstances where divorce is permitted in Scripture because God hates those situations too. (Abuse, adultery, etc.) 
  5. Paul is saying not to get a divorce just because you want to or because it is hard. 

So when we come to verses 12-16, Paul is saying not to divorce your unbelieving spouse if they want to work through things with you. This can happen in the following two ways: a spouse turns to Christ but the other doesn’t; or when a spouse turns away from the faith and the other doesn’t. Paul does not permit a Christian to marry a non-Christian, so the circumstances of this passage are limited to the above situations. Again, divorce is complicated and I would not quickly put any particular situation in a one-size-fits-all mentality. 

Bottom line: God hates divorce. work towards the best, God-honoring marriage possible.


Concerning Verses 25-40, Paul is not saying that getting married is a hassle and it’s better not to because being single is easy. In verse 26, Paul says that it is because of the “present crisis.” As you know, the Church at that time was under heavy persecution where people were brutally murdered, tortured, and imprisoned for claiming the name of Christ. Under these circumstances, Paul is saying that it is better not to get married, but it is not a sin if you do; it will just save you a lot of worry when danger comes. This would concern missionaries or Christians in dangerous countries, just like in his time. 

Bottom line: If you want to get married to a Godly spouse, do as you please. If you live in a place where your life is in constant danger, you may have some things to think about before making that kind of life-long investment. 


I hope this helps! Feel free to ask any other questions.

God Bless,

Samuel Assaf

Anonymous asked: I have kind of deep question, and I'm not sure if you or anybody else has the answer, but if you don't have the answer maybe some scripture passages that might be helpful would be nice. In the Bible God calls the Jews his chosen people, but when Jesus comes they don't accept Him as being the savior. It is stated in the Bible that the only way to be saved is to believe in Jesus Christ, but since the Jews doen't believe are they saved? They are God's chosen people so is there a plan for them?

I think the best thing for you to do is read Romans 9-11. The short answer is: No. Only those who believe in Jesus Christ will be saved, for God is impartial to Jew, gentile, slave, or free. However, God does have a plan and I do believe Paul explains all of this quite well. I would highly suggest a complete study of the book of Romans, but Romans 9-11 will definitely help answer your question more. After you read them, let me hear your feedback! 

Anonymous asked: I'm sorry for bothering you with this but I don't know what to do. I'm very confused if God is real or not and I feel conflicted about these feelings because I know what He can do, and I miss Him. I want to draw close to Him but this...feeling, fear or something keeps holding me back. I've been crying all day because it randomly happened, last night and a few days ago I was literally on fire for God and to share Him but then this afternoon I was and still am a mess. I really need some guidance.

Dear friend,

What does it mean to be on fire for God?

If I am understanding you correctly, your turmoil is based on the way you feel. You are confused if God is real or not because you feel doubt. Every Christian experiences doubt. Every Christian also experiences pain, discontentment, guilt, shame, fear, a lack of control, etc.

Having said that, faith is not a feeling. If your religion requires you to light yourself on fire for God and have fuzzy feelings and feel motivated all the time, then that religion is not Christianity. When you constantly and fervently pursue feelings, you will not find God, you will find emptiness. 

Yet, despite how you feel, God is still there. Faith is not contingent upon how you feel, but rather on the work of Jesus Christ on the cross. Faith isn’t a feeling; it is a trust in God. Christianity isn’t about feeling good, it is about following Jesus despite how we feel. So if you are not sure if God exists, I have to ask you, what were you chasing? What makes you doubt God exists? Do you doubt God exists because you don’t feel a certain way or things didn’t work out as you expected? This question needs to be answered. I must know why you doubt before I can really say anything helpful. I’d love to help you, but I just don’t know enough.

However, I will give you some guidance: read the Gospels, discover Jesus as if this was your first time getting to know Him, and talk to your pastor. Until the next time we talk, this is the best I can advise you to do. Get to know Jesus.

God bless,

Samuel Assaf