Q:  Where does God come from?

A:
 We know the Bible declares that God created all things and without Him was not anything made. (Jn1:3)  The Bible
declares God brought into existence all the material and moral creations.  Moreover, it declares that God is the first and the
last cause of all existing universes (the cosmos) and all that dwell therein.

Clearly, if anyone debates and genders up strife concerning this question, know this, science has long proved throughout the
years that dead matter cannot generate life, according to spontaneous generation.  This same science notes that life can only
come from pre-existing life.  Every living thing is truly dependent upon other life; the simple upon the more complex, the
powerless upon the Almighty-Omnipotence, the unintelligent upon the Omniscient, the natural upon the spiritual, the
temporary upon the infinite, and the non-existing upon the existing.  Let’s face it!  There isn’t anything that can or will come
from (be produced) from “nothing.”  Nothing from nothing does yield “nothing!”  Try doing the math….And see what you
come up with!  See Col.1:15-17

Q:  Are my unsaved loved ones resting?  Do they have a chance to make it right with God before Judgment, since
God is supposed to be so merciful?

A:
 To have and to know Christ as our Savior, is to have life eternal, and this is the life in Him (1 Jn5:11).  For he that hath
the Son hath life (1Jn5:12; 2:24-25).  However, the souls of the dead live according to God in the spirit (1 Pet 4:6).  One can
escape hell and its torments simply by meeting God’s conditions in this present life (Prov.23:14;Jn3:16; Titus 2:11-14; Lk.13:
1-5; 2Cor 5:17-21)

Here’s something you should know and come to realize.  There are three types of deaths:  physical death, spiritual death, and
eternal death.  Before we tell you about the three types of death, let us define the word, “death.”  

Death in all scripture refers to separation from the purpose for which one was created.  The spirit and soul are immortal.  
Depending on how we lived prior to our physical death  determines where our spirit and soul will spend the rest of their
conscious state being  either in heaven or hell (1 Pet. 3:4; Lk.12:5; 16:23).

Physical Death:  This is the separation of the inner man from the outer man.  This is when the spirit and soul leave the body
(Gen. 3:19; Jam.2:26)  The body returns to dust and the spirit and soul of the righteous go to heaven to await the resurrection
(2Cor.5:8; Phil. 1:21-24; Heb. 12:23; ; Rev. 6:9-11).  The spirit and soul of the wicked (unsaved) go to hell to await the
resurrection (Isa.14:9; Lk.16:19-31; Rev. 20:11-15)

Spiritual Death:  This is separation from God due to sin and trespasses (Isa.59:2; Mt.8:22; Eph. 2:1-10; Col.2:13; 1Ti.5:6).  
This type of death can be remedied while we are yet physically alive in this very present world.  Spiritual death can be
remedied by accepting Christ now, as Savior and Lord (Jn.3:1-8); being made new in Him (2Cor.5:17-18); and becoming
fully reconciled to God through the purchased blood of Christ (Eph. 2:12-16; Col.1:20-22; 2:6-13; 2Cor. 5:14-21).

Eternal Death:  Eternal death is the third state of death.  It is infinite!  It is eternal separation from God due to sheer choice to
remain separated from God in sin (Mt 10:28; 25:15; Isa.66:22-24)  This is also referred to as the second death or the second
separation from God, the Father (Rev. 2:11; 20:14; 21:8).

Nevertheless, all spirits and souls for the most part in God’s hands (Ecc.12:7).  The two of them are immortal.  Those
persons whose spirits and souls have already departed their bodies (Jam. 2:26) are either in hell awaiting the time of their
resurrection (Isa.14:9; Lk. 16:19-31) or in heaven awaiting their resurrection (2Cor.5:8; Phil. 1:21-24; Heb.12:22-23; Rev. 20:
11-15).  

Further your study in reading Revelation 2:11; 20:6,14; and 21:8.  These are scriptures supporting the second death.

Q:  Are women preachers permissible by God?

A:
 There are several scriptures that illustrates, supports, and records women functionality and roles in God’s divine plan and
purpose. The Old Testament made provisions and the set the pace for women to make sacrifices, attend feasts, and make
vows as unto the Lord (Dt.12:11-18; Lev 27).

Suggested Readings and Scriptures: Acts 2:16-21; 21:9; Joel 2:28-32; 1Cor.11:5; 14:3,23-25, 31.

In the New Testament, we find women messengers who proclaimed the Gospel (Mt. 28:1-10; Lk.24:9-11; Jn.4:28-30; 20:16-
18.  Clearly, Acts 2:14-21 and Joel 2:28-31 are parallel in that they both record God predicting and promising to pour out His
Spirit upon all flesh (including the women) and that they would prophesy.  As you may know, woman cannot prophesy
without “speaking” to either edify, exhort, and comfort.  For he that prophesieth edifieth the church (1Cor14:3-4).  
Prophesying, moreover, is for the church and general public….Which makes for women “being not-so- silent” in the church!  

Suggested Reading: 1Cor.12:1-31; 14:1-6,12,24-26,29-33.

The book of Philippians mentions at least two women that were apparently leaders of the Philippi church (4:2).   The book of
Romans mentions women who served as faithful laborers in the Gospel (Chapter 16).

Know this friend, God used a burning bush (Ex.3:2), an ass (Num. 22:22-30), small children (Is. 11:6; Mt. 21:16) “for they
shall lead them,” a rod (Ex.4:2,17), a mantle (2Ki.2:8), empty vessels (2Ki.4:3), ravens (1Ki.17:4,16), a fish (Jonah 1:4,7; 4:6-
7); a rooster (Mk.14:72, and a slew of other things that we deem small, useless, or even weak.  God used whatever and
whoever that would bring glory to His name.  In most instances, God used an array of people and things to confound the
wise and mighty (1Cor.1:18-21), to bring the lofty down (Isa.2:11;5:15; 26:5), and to exalt the low! (Ps. 37:34;Ezk.21:26;
1Pet. 5:6)  But here’s the catch, He’s God!  He can do what He wants!…And Praise Him!…Because He can absolutely use
who He wants!  It should not be nor is it up to us to assert that God is limited in power.  Woe unto all the confessed believers
and the infamous infidels who will face Him in Judgment who all dared to make the assertion as to who and what God could
not and should not willingly use.  

Increase your knowledge!  Become familiar with the following women God used in the O/T as well as the N/T writings.

Prophetesses

Miriam, sister of Moses- Ex.15:20
Deborah, a Judge- The Book of Judges 4:4; 5
Huldah - 2Ki. 22:14-20; 2Chr.34:22
Noadiah- Neh6:14
Wife of Isaiah- Isa.8:3
Deacon-turned Evangelist Philip’s four daughters- Acts 21:8-9
Anna- Lk.2:36
*Jezebel, the false prophetesses -Rev.2:20.…Remember, there’s always a cheap counterfeit!
Elizabeth, John the Baptist’s mother (although many do not attribute this title to her) Lk1:41-45
Mary, Mother of Jesus (although many do not attribute this title to her)- Lk.1:46-55


Q:  I believe in God.  I believe He created all men equally.  This, I believe should include me, a homosexual.  I believe
homosexuals have their rights to be who they really are, just as any other minority in the world.  Why can’t people just give
us a fair chance to be who and what we are?

A:  Friend, homosexuality is a sin!  God’s word plainly points out His indignation of immoral sexual behavior(s), whether they
be of a heterosexual nature or not.  The point is, God created a man for woman, and woman for a man.  Read, study, and
familiarize yourself with the following scriptures.  If you believe in God, believe the very words that He spoke unto us.  

Genesis 2:18
And the LORD God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an
help meet for him.

Genesis 2:20
And Adam gave names to all cattle, and to the fowl of the air, and to every beast of the field; but for Adam there was not
found an
help meet for him.

Genesis 1:27
So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female
created he them.

Gen 5:2 Male and female created he them; and blessed them, and called their name Adam, in the day when they were
created. (See also Gen 2:21-24)

I Cor7:2 Nevertheless, to avoid fornication,
let every man have his own wife, and let every woman have her own
husband.

Friend, anything outside of the Holy union of one man and one woman is against the law of God.  You were created in the
image of God (Gen1:26-27).  God is Holy…Pure…Unspotted!  When we go outside of the laws of God, we alienate
ourselves from Him and we become offensive to Him.  We, for the most part, lose our aura and reflection of Him.  Why?  
Again, you were created to glorify Him in your body and spirit (1Cor6:9,15-20*).  The word says you  belong to Him.  
Remember, you were bought with a price of
BLOOD!  (see 1Cor3:16-17,23).  

Sodomy is considered unnatural.  God destroyed an entire city for such lewd behavior (see Gen 18-19:28; continue to study
1Tim1:9-10).

Further Your Study By Reading The Following:
Leviticus 18:22-25; 20:13
Romans 1:21-28
Ephesians 5:3,5

Q:  Is it anything wrong with going out to the movie theatres?  

A:  It is not the “going” to the movies that’s the problem.  The problems can surmise from the nature and the content of the
movies.  Problems can also surface from your accompaniment (who you’re around, your bad influences vs. your good
influences).  

What one views at a movie can be the core factor as to what causes someone’s faith to be compromised.  You may want to
ask yourself:  Would this be something Jesus would watch?  Or, “Would this be something I would welcome the Holy Spirit
to accompany me in?”  Put simply,  is this something God will condone in Heaven?  You must understand, our enemy at
large (Satan) is on a rampage.  He seeks whatever means possible to infiltrate everything made accessible to man (radio air
waves, tv, music, music videos, games, books, movies, and even our children’s cartoons).  You just name it! The flesh    
(one’s carnality) is always on the prowl and ready for one to make provisions for it.  Many of the movies of which we view
contain violence, tremendous amounts of heinous and murderous crimes, and profanity.  Much of the content of the movies
we watch tend to provoke and encourage men and women to engage in pre-marital sex, adultery having incontinence…all of
which are against the laws of God.  Most importantly, movies can over stimulate man’s innate ability to sin.
‘Behold, I was
shapen in iniquity; and in sin did my mother conceive me.’ (Ps51:5)

To bring it on home, if your destiny of Heaven is in question, and you don’t know where you would end up should death
knock on your door today, why gamble with your soul?  Why struggle and compromise your faith, your life, your soul, and
your destiny?  If it matters to you that much, and you don’t have the answer to your question….Just don’t GO!  Better safe
than sorry, right?  Think of it this way, if you go to the movies, you will presumably make more provisions for your flesh and
you, than you would for God.  Because the fact remains, you won’t get a bit closer to God by watching some of these
movies now playing.  Besides, God would love to play out a movie for you in your dreams and visions!  So try reading,
studying, meditating, concentrating, and spending more quiet time with Him…And you’ll be able to tell a story only you and
He alone knows about!  (smile)

Thought for you today:  Seek and Live to please God!….And you won’t go wrong!  

Read the following scriptures to help you along your journey!
Romans 1:18-32; 6:12;13:13
1Cor6:9-11,18
2Cor12:21
Galatians 5:19-21
Ephesians 5:3-7
Colossians 3:5
1Thess4:3,4
Hebrews 13:4

Q:  My son was murdered.  I can’t forgive the one who did it.  Will God hold this against me?  I mean, how could I forgive
someone who not only broke one of God’s commandments but he took my son away from me?  I need to know how to cope
with it all.  I don’t know where to turn.  I feel like I am about to lose my mind some times.  I really need to hear from you.


A.  Friend, you must understand some of the foundational  principles on which the Word of God is built.  The Word of God
emphasizes that our God will forgive us.  You must first realize, however, that unforgiveness is a sin.  Unforgiveness, we
believe will yield bad fruit (sin to sin = Isa.30:1)  Why?  Because for one, sin separates us from the Holy One.  Then the
separation leaves us up for the enemy’s “prey.”  we literally become “up for grabs,”  or his (Satan’s) for the taking!

It is crucial that we ask God to fill our cup with mercy and forgiveness.  We are to love mercy if we are to receive it…And
we are to forgive, if we are to be forgiven of our Heavenly Father.  Besides, He desires to forgive….Why should we be
expected to do anything other than to forgive others?  

Here’s the thing….  If you want to always be forgiven of your sins (though you may think at this time, you have not wronged
anyone), you must forgive the one who murdered your son.  Before you can even be delivered from the sting of
“unforgiveness” and get any breakthrough to your prayers, you must realize what the Word says in Mark 11:25-26:  
“And
when ye stand praying, forgive, if ye have ought against any: that your Father also which is in heaven may forgive you
your trespasses. But if ye do not forgive, neither will your Father which is in heaven forgive your trespasses.”


Repent, therefore, of this wickedness and pray!  Pray unto the Lord and ask Him to remove the unforgiveness, bitterness,
pain, and hurt.  (See Acts 8:22-23)  friend, let not another second pass you by.  God can clean your heart with a blink of an
eye.  He can purify your conscience by sprinkling you with clean water…
Let us draw near with a true heart in full
assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil
conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water. (Hebrews
10:22)
 Simply say this prayer:  Lord Jesus, here I am.  I stand in need of deliverance.  I have unforgiveness is my
heart…And I harbor bitterness.  I am consumed with both grief and anger.  Help me learn to forgive and love the man who
took my child’s life.  I can’t do it alone.  So I come to you.  I believe you can deliver me.  I believe you desire to forgive me.  
I dedicate my mind, body, spirit, and soul unto you.  Come into my heart….In Jesus name…Amen!

Then begin to study every scripture you can find on forgiveness or forgiving…Then put unforgiveness far behind you!….And
it will be just that, a “thing” far in your past!  

see also Hebrews 9:14;10:2; I Pet 3:21; 1 Pet 5:8

 And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you.
                                                                             Ephesians 4:32
                                   
                             Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin.
                                                                              James 4:17

                           Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.
                                                                              James 4:7

For to this end also did I write, that I might know the proof of you, whether ye be obedient in all things. To whom
ye forgive any thing, I forgive also: for if I forgave any thing, to whom I forgave it, for your sakes forgave I it in the
                                                                           person of Christ;
                                                                              2Cor 2:9-10
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