I'm a born again. non-denominational. Christian who likes to help people out with matters both spiritual and technical. I love God and his Word and I am currently doing IT support for Microsoft and Skype employees. I like to play guitar and sing praise songs with my brothers and sisters in Christ. My personal web site is called Martin's Free Christian Website because I've gathered together a great many links to FREE Christian teachings, software, music and other resources @ http://www.martinsfreechristian.com If you want to see my Youtube account and the videos that I've put up then here's the link http://www.youtube.com/user/MartinLeighSimon
What does it mean in the Bible when it says that "their horses are flesh, and not spirit"?
Isaiah 31:3 Now the Egyptians are men, and not God; And their horses are flesh, and not spirit. When the LORD stretches out His hand, Both he who helps will fall, And he who is helped will fall down; They all will perish together.10 AnswersReligion & Spirituality9 years ago
Religious symbolism of The Twelve Days of Christmas
1 True Love refers to God
2 Turtle Doves refers to the Old and New Testaments
3 French Hens refers to Faith, Hope and Charity, the Theological Virtues
4 Calling Birds refers to the Four Gospels and/or the Four Evangelists
5 Golden Rings refers to the first Five Books of the Old Testament, the "Pentateuch", which gives the history of man's fall from grace.
6 Geese A-laying refers to the six days of creation
7 Swans A-swimming refers to the seven gifts of the Holy Spirit, the seven sacraments
8 Maids A-milking refers to the eight beatitudes
9 Ladies Dancing refers to the nine Fruits of the Holy Spirit
10 Lords A-leaping refers to the ten commandments
11 Pipers Piping refers to the eleven faithful apostles
12 Drummers Drumming refers to the twelve points of doctrine in the Apostle's Creed
What do you think of these comments about the Roman Festus calling the Apostle Paul "mad" for believing the gospel that he preached to Festus and King Agrippa at his trial?
Acts 26:24 Now as he thus made his defense, Festus said with a loud voice, "Paul, you are beside yourself! Much learning is driving you mad!" 25 But he said, "I am not mad, most noble Festus, but speak the words of truth and reason.
Here's what Albert Barnes wrote about the above, Do you think that Barnes has hit on some unchanging truths or not?
Barnes: "Festus regarded, probably, the whole story of the vision that Paul said had appeared to him as the effect of an inflamed and excited imagination, and as a proof of delirium.
This is not an uncommon charge against those who are Christians, and especially when they evince unusual zeal. Sinners regard them as under the influence of delirium and fanaticism; as terrified by imaginary and superstitious fears; or as misguided by fanatical leaders.
Husbands often thus think their wives to be deranged, and parents perceive their children that, and wicked people assume the ministers of the gospel to be crazy.
The frivolous think it proof of derangement that others are serious, anxious, and prayerful; the rich, that others are willing to part with their property to do good; the ambitious and worldly, that others are willing to leave their country and home to go among the Gentiles to spend their lives in making known the unsearchable riches of Christ.
The really sober and rational part of the world they who fear God and keep his commandments; they who believe that eternity is before them, and who strive to live for it - are thus charged with insanity by those who are really deluded, and who are thus living lives of madness and folly.
The tenants of a madhouse often think all others deranged but themselves; but there is no madness so great, no delirium so awful, as to neglect the eternal interest of the soul for the sake of the pleasures and honors which this life can give.7 AnswersReligion & Spirituality9 years ago
1 Corinthians 7:12 But to the rest I, not the Lord, say: If any brother has a wife who does not believe, and she is willing to live with him, let him not divorce her. 13 And a woman who has a husband who does not believe, if he is willing to live with her, let her not divorce him. 14 For the unbelieving husband is sanctified by the wife, and the unbelieving wife is sanctified by the husband; otherwise your children would be unclean, but now they are holy.
What does he mean by an unbelieving (non-Christian) husband or wife being "sanctified" by their relationship with a Christian spouse and about children from the marriage being unclean if the marriage is broken but holy if the marriage continues?8 AnswersReligion & Spirituality9 years ago
Christians: Regarding Romans 12:18...
Romans 12:18 If it is possible, as much as depends on you, live peaceably with all men.
Do you limit the part about "as much as depends on you" to NOT doing things that would cause strife?
It's like, if there is a person in your life that is difficult to get along with, do you ever say to yourself, "OK, I'm not going to do anything that might upset them, I'm going to be a nice person. So I've done my part to obey God and now it's up to them to live peaceably with me" and fail to go on to do what the rest of the passage says?"
Romans 12:20 Therefore "IF YOUR ENEMY IS HUNGRY, FEED HIM; IF HE IS THIRSTY, GIVE HIM A DRINK; FOR IN SO DOING YOU WILL HEAP COALS OF FIRE ON HIS HEAD." 21 Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.14 AnswersReligion & Spirituality9 years ago
Christians: What are some of the many ways that God's grace can be sufficient for us when we face..?
Christians: What are some of the many ways that God's grace can be sufficient for us when we face ongoing trials like the Apostle Paul did?
2 Corinthians 12:8 Concerning this thing I pleaded with the Lord three times that it might depart from me. 9 And He said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness." Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.
What are some of the ways that God's grace is manifested in our lives to help us to endure trials when we wish they would just go away?9 AnswersReligion & Spirituality9 years ago
What does this proverb tell us in regards to the tension between the doctrines of a Sovereign God and ?
What does this proverb tell us in regards to the tension between the doctrines of a Sovereign God and human beings having "fee will"?
Proverbs 21:1 The king's heart is in the hand of the LORD, Like the rivers of water; He turns it wherever He wishes.10 AnswersReligion & Spirituality9 years ago
2 Thessalonians 2:1 Now, brethren, concerning the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our gathering together to Him, we ask you, 2 not to be soon shaken in mind or troubled, either by spirit or by word or by letter, as if from us, as though the day of Christ had come. 3 Let no one deceive you by any means; for that Day will not come unless the falling away comes first, and the man of sin is revealed, the son of perdition,
A Protestant church in California is coming under fire from some Christians over its upcoming conference featuring "guided meditations" by a high priestess of the pagan fertility goddess Isis.
The fifth annual "Faith and Feminism Conference" taking place Nov. 11–13 is being hosted by the Ebenezer Lutheran Church in San Francisco, which bills itself as "herchurch."
Among the scheduled participants is Loreon Vigne, high priestess of Isis Oasis – a temple, retreat and animal sanctuary Vigne founded in 1978 in Geyserville, Calif.
"I personally see Isis as Mother Nature," Vigne told WND, "and that she encompasses everything with her wings. She's a winged goddess. She encompasses any other goddess from any culture."8 AnswersReligion & Spirituality9 years ago
Was Jesus saying that anyone you come into contact with is your "neighbor" and you should love them as your self?
If so, then how does that apply in the modern world with big cities and in this electronic age where there are all types of ways to be able to communicate with people in need?
Luke 10: 28 And He said to him, "You have answered rightly; do this and you will live." 29 But he, wanting to justify himself, said to Jesus, "And who is my neighbor?"
30 Then Jesus answered and said: "A certain man went down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell among thieves, who stripped him of his clothing, wounded him, and departed, leaving him half dead. 31 Now by chance a certain priest came down that road. And when he saw him, he passed by on the other side. 32 Likewise a Levite, when he arrived at the place, came and looked, and passed by on the other side.
33 But a certain Samaritan, as he journeyed, came where he was. And when he saw him, he had compassion. 34 So he went to him and bandaged his wounds, pouring on oil and wine; and he set him on his own animal, brought him to an inn, and took care of him. 35 On the next day, when he departed, he took out two denarii, gave them to the innkeeper, and said to him, 'Take care of him; and whatever more you spend, when I come again, I will repay you.'
36 So which of these three do you think was neighbor to him who fell among the thieves?" 37 And he said, "He who showed mercy on him." Then Jesus said to him, "Go and do likewise."13 AnswersReligion & Spirituality9 years ago
Forest Gump and St. Peter
When Forest Gump died, he stood in front of St. Peter at the Pearly Gates. St. Peter said, "Welcome, Forest. We've heard a lot about you." He continued, "Unfortunately, it's getting pretty crowded up here and we find that we now have to give people an entrance examination before we let them in."
"Okay," said Forest. "I hope it's not too hard. I've already been through a test. My momma used to say, 'Life is like a final exam. It's hard.' "
"Yes, Forest, I know. But this test is only three questions. Here they are."
1) Which two days of the week begin with the letter 'T'?"
2) How many seconds are in a year?
3) What is God's first name?
"Well, sir," said Forest, "The first one is easy. Which two days of the week begin with the letter 'T'? Today and Tomorrow."
St. Peter looked surprised and said, "Well, that wasn't the answer I was looking for, but you have a point. I give you credit for that answer."
"The next question," said Forest, "How many seconds are in a year? Twelve."
"Twelve?" said St. Peter, surprised and confused.
"Yes, sir. January 2nd, February 2nd, March 2nd …"
St. Peter interrupted him. "I see what you mean. I'll have to give you credit for that one, too."
"And the last question," said Forest, "What is God's first name? It's Andy."
"Andy?" said St. Peter, in shock. "How did you come up with 'Andy'?"
"I learned it in church. We used to sing about it." Forest broke into song, "Andy walks with me, Andy talks with me, Andy tells me I am His own."
St. Peter opened the gate to heaven and said, "Run, Forest, Run!"7 AnswersJokes & Riddles9 years ago
After someone becomes a Christian, do they still need to "fear" God?
If not, then what do you make of these verses?
1 Peter 2:17 Honor all people. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honor the king.
2 Corinthians 7:1 Therefore, having these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.
1 Peter 4:11 If anyone speaks, let him speak as the oracles of God. If anyone ministers, let him do it as with the ability which God supplies, that in all things God may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom belong the glory and the dominion forever and ever. Amen.
Christians: Do you let your yes be "yes" and your no be "no" or do you try to be a nice person and tell people that you will be somewhere or do something and then forget all about it?11 AnswersReligion & Spirituality9 years ago
Philippians 2:14-15 Do all things without complaining and disputing, 15 that you may become blameless and harmless, children of God without fault in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world,
Do you keep your complaints between you and God, or you and other trusted Christians, or do you complain and argue in front of people who know you are a Christian but they themselves are unbelievers?
Where in the Bible does it say that God is glorified when people do something?
Does God cut His people some slack when they are trying to do what is right?
2 Chronicles 30:18 For a multitude of the people, many from Ephraim, Manasseh, Issachar, and Zebulun, had not cleansed themselves, yet they ate the Passover contrary to what was written. But Hezekiah prayed for them, saying, "May the good LORD provide atonement for everyone 19 who prepares his heart to seek God, the LORD God of his fathers, though he is not cleansed according to the purification of the sanctuary." 20 And the LORD listened to Hezekiah and healed the people.12 AnswersReligion & Spirituality9 years ago
Christians: Do you think that secular society has robbed men of their role as leaders of the family?
I was listening to Christian radio and a speaker said that now that men aren't expected to play a role "as a man" like opening doors for women, and being the primary breadwinner, and being considered vital as a role model for their family, that men are not doing as well as they used to do in providing stability for their families and by extension society as a whole.
What do you think?
Non-Christians welcome to answer!21 AnswersReligion & Spirituality9 years ago
Christians: What do you think of the phrase "I covet your prayers"?
Non-Christians welcome to answer.14 AnswersReligion & Spirituality9 years ago
When you have a High view of God does that necessarily mean that you have to have a "low" view of your self in regards to how you compare in importance to God?
I don't mean that you have to think that you have no value, because the Bible teaches that we are all precious in His sight.
But does a "High view" of God necessitate a daily "low view" of self importance in regards to wanting what we want to happen to come to pass when and how we want it?
Non-Christians welcome to answer.19 AnswersReligion & Spirituality9 years ago