Q&A (Page 2)

Q&A (Page 2)

Dating and Its Dangers

Q.    How dangerous is dating and how far can a Christian go with the opposite sex? A.   Sadly, Satan has hijacked the healthy drives and emotions God created for us. For every Christian this will be a challenge and whether we live in the joyous liberty of the Children of God, or in the fake joy of the devil, relates to our choice. Be warned that the fake joy of the devil…

Dating – How Far is Too Far?

Q.   In a relationship before Marriage, how far is too far? A.   You should ask these perplexing questions and come to godly decisions, before passions arise to drive you beyond wisdom and purity. Here are some questions to ask: Does the situation invite impurity or help me avoid it? 1 Cor 6:18 says “flee fornication.”Avoid temptation through carelessness.…

Dating – Are Elders Against It?

Q.   We enjoy dating and everybody’s doing it.   Why are some of our Elders so against it? A.   Short answer: For probably the same reason you would stop your 3-year-old brother playing with fire! But you need more of an answer than that. First of all, never follow the crowd. Everybody ‘doing it’ doesn’t make it right. The crowd crucified Jesus. Crowds destroy our country…

Dad’s Ungodly Advice

Q.        My Dad is often not around for me, and when I ask for advice, he tells me unbiblical, ungodly things. What can a believer guy do? A.         That’s quite a dilemma. However, be sure to keep your heart right toward your Dad. Love him and honour him and be the kind of son to him your Heavenly Father wants you to be. Your gentle and un-rebellious attitude towards…

Critical Parents

Q.   I live with my parents whose non-stop criticism of my stand for Jesus is driving me crazy. What can I do? Can I last out? A.   The Book of Acts tells how the Early Church developed and matured through persecution. Most of Christ’s followers paid for their testimony with their lives. Strangely, they were happy to do so! Why? They were honoured to be associated with…

Cain’s Wife – Part 2

Q.    Where did Cain get his wife from? A.   This old perennial crops up every now and then but, sometimes, is a really serious enquiry. So I’ll not use the sarcastic comment one guy made, “I’ve got enough trouble looking after my own wife; there’s no time to worry about Cain’s!” It’s really very simple. When God made Adam and Eve, they were genetically, physically and…

Cain’s Wife – Part 1

Q.    Where Did Cain Get His Wife? A.    The answer is in Genesis 5:4. “And the days of Adam after he had begotten Seth were eight hundred years: and he begat sons and daughters.” Adam and Eve had many sons and daughters that are not named in Genesis and Cain obviously married one of his sisters. This was not wrong in the early days of the human race, because the…

Abel and Sheep

Q. Why Did Vegetarian Abel “Keep Sheep”? – Gen 4:2 A. Adam and Eve, according to Gen 1:29-30, were vegetarians. Only 1,657 years later did God give Noah permission to eat meat after the Flood – Gen 9:3-4. So Abel’s keeping sheep was not for food, and a few reasons for his occupation present themselves. Firstly, when Adam and his family were required to…

Submission – Not Only for Marriage

Q.   This Submission thing confuses me and, in Marriage, even angers me. As a wife I always seem to get the rough end of the bargain! Help! What does God want of me? A.   Perhaps you should start by asking what God wants for you! The Bible tells that He wants only good for you and Jer 29:11 says His plans for you will give you hope and a great future in Him. It is not…

Spirituality in Marriage

Q.    As newlyweds (for 3 years) we don’t always ‘get it together’ but we are reasonably OK. We both feel that there’s more for us than we’re enjoying. How can we grow spiritually as a couple? A.    Right at the start, one vital piece of advice is that your best spiritual growth is assured only if you are in active and faithful fellowship in an Assembly of the Lord’s…