Posts by Craig.Geel

Posts by Craig.Geel

What Happened at Salvation?

Q.   What actually happened when I got saved, and what can I expect God to do with me? A.   The most wonderful thing that can happen to a human being happened to you when you gave yourself to the Lord. At the moment you received Jesus as Lord and Saviour, by a divine act of God, your spirit was united with the Spirit of Jesus. Now Jesus is in you, and is your hope of the…

Life After Birth

Q.    Is there really life after Birth? A.   Here’s a parable that sums it all up! In a Mother’s womb one day a baby says to its twin, ‘Do you believe in life after delivery?’ The twin replies, ‘Sure. Maybe we’re here to prepare ourselves for what we will be later.’ ‘Nonsense,’ retorts the first. ‘There’s no life after delivery. What would that life be?’ ‘I don’t know,…

Helping a Friend to Salvation

Q. How can I help a friend take the final step to being born again? A. I’m glad you asked that because many folks are happy to witness to friends but never take it further. The ultimate joy, of course, is seeing your friend or loved one actually receiving Christ as Saviour. I won’t deal with witnessing, because you’ve already been doing that. As you’ve spoken to your…

Accepting Christ is Essential

Q. God loves us no matter how we feel about Him but I cannot believe that I have to accept Jesus Christ to gain life after death. A. Oh, you will exist forever after death; God made you a creature of Eternity. But there are two kinds of existence. One is without Jesus Christ in eternal misery and regret and this is hardly life; it’s actually called spiritual death, which…

Well-Meaning ‘Counsellors’

Q.   There’s a dear lady in our Fellowship who is forever hurting folks although she believes she’s giving ‘honest, helpful feedback’ but it’s always her own distorted views of people and situations. WHAT can we do? A.   If we could give you a ‘quick fix’ we’d become millionaires in a week. But there is no real ‘quick fix’, and there are many people in many Churches just…

Parental Pressure

Q.   My Dad is not a Christian and sometimes wants me to do ungodly things. How can I respect him and get out of doing wrong? A.   While it may be tough in your situation, it’s not impossible and it also provides you with an awesome opportunity to share your heart and the Gospel, as a son, with your Dad. The ideal picture God wants you, as a Child of God, to reflect is…

Jealousy and Envy

Q.    I’m caught in a jealousy/ envy trap. Why? And how can I get out of it? A.   You’re experiencing one of the most harrowing traits of the old carnal nature. It is really nothing more than the outworking of pride since we feel we deserve to have what others have, or the honour or commendation given to others really belongs to us. Taken to its end, this attitude leads…

Friendship Breach

Q.    Something’s gone badly wrong between a special friend (not romantic) and me. What can I do about it? A.    God prizes relationships and goes to pains in His Word to protect them whether in the family, between friends or even in the wider social or business context. The chief relationship, of course, is between Him and you. Matt 5:21-26, 18:15-20, are good reads in…

Difficulty Making Friends

Q. I’m naturally introverted and independent, and enjoy my own company. I am a Christian, but why should I go out of my way to make friends? A. Many people feel like you do, and resent being “forced” by well-intentioned attempts to get them into friendships or social activities. I can’t pretend to understand your situation but, amongst the many reasons for people…