Category Archive: Answers to biblical questions

What does God mean when he asks us to be holy as he is holy?Joel Scandrett

For many American evangelicals, “holiness” conjures up musty images of revival meetings, gospel trios, and old-time religion—along with stern prohibitions against drinking, dancing, and playing cards. And many are happy to leave these… Continue reading

How do I have a closer relationship with God?

“Good things as well as bad, you know, are caught by a kind of infection. If you want to get warm you must stand near the fire: if you want to be wet… Continue reading

How can I be Sanctified?- Here are a Biblical steps to guide you

by John MacArthur You probably hear a lot about God’s sanctifying work in your life through His Word. But what does that process look like? How do you know if the living truth… Continue reading

My husband had successful open heart surgery a few months ago. We had lots of people praying for him, but later I discovered his doctor is an atheist and doesn’t even believe in God. Who healed my husband: God, or the doctors?

Ultimately it was God who healed your husband, even if He used your husband’s doctors to help bring it about. As the Psalmist prayed, “I trust in you, Lord…. My times are in… Continue reading

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And He said to them, “Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.” —Matthew 4:19 (ESV)When Jesus walked the earth, he took ordinary guys and showed them how to be evangelists—fishers… Continue reading

I want to be a good Christian, and I really do believe in Jesus. But when I get around some of my buddies I start acting like they do, instead of the way Jesus wants me to. Why am I so weak?

I’m thankful you at least realize you aren’t behaving the way Jesus wants you to when you’re around these friends. Some believers, I’m afraid, aren’t even aware that they’re following the crowd instead… Continue reading

Do you have to be a preacher before you can serve God? I hope not, because I don’t have any special talents or anything, and yet I don’t want to be useless in God’s eyes.

God certainly calls some people to be preachers, but He uses all kinds of people with all kinds of abilities to get His work done. No Christian should ever feel useless in God’s… Continue reading

I know you’re always telling people to go to church, but I’m very busy during the week and I need my weekends to relax. And anyway, I can feel God’s presence hiking in the woods as much as in some church. My wife disagrees, but I can’t see any reason to change.

We all need rest and renewal; at times, even Jesus felt the need to get away from the pressures He faced. On one occasion, the Bible says, Jesus told His disciples to “Come… Continue reading

Why does God answer some prayers but ignores others? I’m having a hard time with this, because I prayed and prayed for my wife’s healing from cancer, but it didn’t happen. How do you explain this?

I honestly don’t know why God answers some prayers exactly the way we want Him to, while others He answers with a definite “No” or “Not yet.” Some day we will understand this,… Continue reading

My husband had successful open heart surgery a few months ago. We had lots of people praying for him, but later I discovered his doctor is an atheist and doesn’t even believe in God. Who healed my husband: God, or the doctors?

Ultimately it was God who healed your husband, even if He used your husband’s doctors to help bring it about. As the Psalmist prayed, “I trust in you, Lord…. My times are in… Continue reading