'Doctrine' Tagged Posts (Page 2)

'Doctrine' Tagged Posts (Page 2)

Sin Too Great

Q. I sinned very badly and my Christian reputation has been damaged. What can I do to restore it? A. Your reputation has suffered obviously and my first thought is, before whom? If you are more concerned about what people think of you, than of your standing before God, then you need to repent before Him in sincerity. He gave you a Christian reputation; He maintained it while you walked with Him; only He can restore it. Anything less would…

Sexual Activity

Q. How can I resist the pressure to be sexually active? A. It’s true that we live in “this present evil world,” and are beset by incredibly strong forces – an ungodly Media, TV, Films, Press, Radio, Books, the Internet, etc., – peer pressure and a degenerated morality in a world that has become wickedly selfish and sex-crazed, setting norms from the very pit of Hell – and, of course, our own wicked hearts and fallen natures that happily subscribe…

Powerless Christians

Q.   Why are Christians so powerless in impacting the world? We’re not like the old pioneers of the Faith. What went wrong? A.   Satan’s purpose is to make us ineffective in believing and using the authority and truth of God’s Word. He foists on us a minority status, getting us to believe that Christians are irrelevant in this world. In Matt 5:13-16 Jesus says that we are to be salt and light in the world. Salt is for taste and a preservative. Light represents seeing and exposes what is in…

Pleading the Blood  

Q.    I hear some people ‘pleading the Blood’ and urging others to ‘apply the Blood’ to various circumstances. But I can’t find this in the Bible and ‘plead’ appears only once, in Isa 3:13. Am I missing something? A.   You’ve not missed it at all for there is no such doctrine or directive in God’s Word. Folks who pray that way may have picked up these expressions somewhere and adopted them into their prayers. They are doubtless sincere, but misguided. The…

Our Vision

Q.   What exactly is “the Vision of our Apostolic Brethren” which Golden Greetings aims to support and inspire? A.   Assemblies are wise to hear God’s direction from their Elders as they minister in close co-operation with Apostolic Brethren. Indeed they hear from God themselves but, in the wider context of direction, are team player with the Apostolic Brethren. It’s no secret that our Apostolic Brethren are constantly on the run from Convention to Convention, from Assembly to Assembly, in Golden Harvest Seminars,…

Music

Q. I love music but I hear it’s ungodly. Didn’t God create music? Some churches sing so mournfully but I can’t believe God wants sad worship. Then I read what Rick Warren says in his book, “God loves all kinds of music because he invented it all – fast and slow, loud and soft, old and new!” Do you agree? Help, I’m confused! A. Music does come from God, and He created man with an ability to create and enjoy…

Last Day False Prophets

Q.   In the last days there will be False Prophets deceiving many. How would we recognise one in an Assembly, and what should we do? A.   You are right; there will be perverse men who will rise amongst us to do their own thing, seek prominence and draw people away after themselves – all for personal glory. And 1 Cor 11:19 says not to worry; ‘For there must be also heresies among you, that they which are approved may be made manifest…

Lady Pastors

Q.    Some churches with lady Pastors seem to be doing quite well. I know we don’t agree with that, but are we too strict? A.   How much is too much to give to Jesus? And how closely should we follow Him? If we love Him, shouldn’t we do what He asks – Jn 14:15? Sometimes Christians gloss over what the Word of God says and, if it doesn’t fit into their culture or convenience, they write it off as being irrelevant…

Jews and Jesus

Q. Is it true that Jews don’t have to accept Christ as Saviour because God is dealing with them on another basis? A. No, it’s not true at all. It seems that you’ve come across Dual Covenant Theology, which is one of many heresies we’re hearing about in these End Times. This falsehood teaches that Jews don’t have to be saved or witnessed to, because they are automatically saved! Where does the Word say that? This is serious because it robs…

Jesus, Yeshua or Yahshua?

Q.    Jesus, Yeshua or Yahshua? There’s a lot of controversy doing the rounds as to whether or not we are using the correct Name to address our Saviour. Which is correct? A.    Your question arrived just when an article on the subject, written by Dr. Michael L. Brown, PhD in Semitic Languages, crossed my desk! I’ve used some of his material to answer your question. Some people say we have to use the Hebrew name, Yeshua and insist that calling…

Infidelity and Guilt

Q.   During a bad patch in my marriage I had impure thoughts about a man I used to know and began to dwell on what might have been. I have never committed physical adultery or even flirted with another man, but terrible guilt is wearing me down even after having confessed my sin and folly many times to God. Is He holding this sin against me, is that why I feel unforgiven? Please advise me on what to do, I feel…

Head Coverings

Q.   I attended your Fellowship some years ago but now live in the USA. My church does not wear head coverings, most churches these days don’t. Some tell me that it was purely a cultural thing for the Corinth church. Others believe a woman’s hair is her covering. It’s hard to figure out which opinion is right; can you help? A.   It is always difficult to advise an enquirer outside the context of a local assembly since the Elders of the fellowship…