How do You Worship God?

How do You Worship GodIs worship learned or is it something that you just do naturally? Does it require a certain feeling or emotional state? How do you worship God?

By worship, we assume you are referring to the practice of Christians singing praise music during a church service. Obviously, worship is a much broader concept than this narrow definition, but many Christians have come to see worship in this limited context.

Scripture, on the other hand, defines worship as obedience. For example, Paul defines worship this way: Continue reading

Why Does God Permit Suffering?

What is the cause of our suffering What is the cause of our suffering and why Does God Permit Suffering to exist in His Creation?

 

The question of suffering is a common one, but the Bible has the answer. In short, the answer to why suffering exists is our sin. Sin is disobedience to God and a departure from living in the counsel of God’s word. When Adam decided to disobey God’s word in the Garden, he brought sin into the nature of mankind:

Romans 5:12 (NKJV)

DEATH IN ADAM, LIFE IN CHRIST

12 Therefore, just as through one man sin entered the world, and death through sin, and thus death spread to all men because all sinned—

Adam’s decision to sin set in motion of chain of events that plunged the world into every suffering imaginable, as Paul explained:  Continue reading

What Does it Mean to Put on The Whole Armor of God?

The Whole Armor of GodWhat does it Mean We Need to be Strong by Putting on The Whole Armor of God?

Paul’s teaching in Ephesians 6:13-17 on the “whole armor of God”

This is a great passage of Scripture, one we need to understand and follow. First and foremost, we need to put this passage into context, so let’s look at the verses prior to this passage.

At the beginning of chapter 6 of Ephesians, Paul instructs us regarding certain relationships (children and parents, fathers and children, slaves and masters, masters and slaves). He then moves to verse 10, exhorting us to be strong in the Lord, and we do this by putting on the full armor of God: Continue reading

Should Christians avoid secular things?

Should Christians avoid secular thingsShould Christians avoid Secular things such as birth control, television, music, movies, and other secular things to get closer to God?  Should Christians avoid secular things?

The Bible makes clear that our righteousness is not obtained through our personal works. It is imputed to us by our faith in Jesus Christ. As Paul says:

Romans 4:4-5 (NKJV)

Now to him who works, the wages are not counted as grace but as debt.

But to him who does not work but believes on Him who justifies the ungodly, his faith is accounted for righteousness,

Therefore, if we have Christ’s righteousness credited to us by faith, then no work we do can add to our justification. Furthermore, the Bible says the Christian has liberty in many areas of life since we do not have specific restrictions or laws that can ensure our righteousness. Our faith alone in Christ alone assures us of Christ’s righteousness. Continue reading