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Q: “What do you say to Christian men who have a problem with the fact that they are part of the bride of Christ? After all it is a feminine position and in this upside-down world where everything sacred is under attack, especially gender, how can this matter be rectified in an edifying way?” 

A: First of all, there is no gender when it comes to the instruments and vessels God uses in His kingdom work. He is no respecter of persons and does not regard the outside stature of a person but tests and tries their heart. Such a perspective eliminates a lot of criteria that we humans […]

Q: What does it mean to count the cost for a believer?

A: Counting the cost was in relationship to Jesus counting the cost when it came to the cross. The disciples told Him that they were willing to partake of the cup He was about to drink when it came to Him drinking of that great cup of sorrow during His trek up Calvary. In essence […]

Q: “Can you please explain how to know if a person is truly born again? I have a couple of close friends who always go to church and say that they’ve “always believed,’ but they don’t have a testimony of ever being broken over sin, or repenting, or making Jesus Lord of their lives. Nor do they have any desire to share Christ with the lost. Thank you.”

A: Hebrews 6:9 tells us there will be things that will accompany salvation, mainly a changed life (Ephesians 4:17-23). Jesus was clear that we must be born again to enter the kingdom of heaven. This points to the presence of His Spirit in us and a new heart that is inclined towards Him, producing a […]

Q: In last month’s Q & A you made reference to the temple in Jesus’ day and how the veil was rent. According to Acts 17:24-25 God no longer dwells in temples made with hands for now the believer serves as His temple (1 Corinthians 3:15-17; 6:19). My question is how do the matters surrounding the temple of Jesus’ day have any application when it comes to the temples of today?

A: This is a good question. Keep in mind, the Old Testament holds valuable examples for us to glean from (1 Corinthians 10:1-6). If I am going to have a deeper understanding as to what it means to be the temple of God, I have to consider the design and ministry that went on in […]

Q: “What does the Spirit of Prophecy in Revelation 19:10 mean?”

A: When you read this Scripture, an angel is talking to John who has fallen down before him to worship him. Since he is simply a messenger, he makes it clear that he deserves no worship and that like John, he has a testimony of Jesus; therefore, he should worship God for the testimony of […]