Pastor's Blog Archive
Jan
17
2012

QUESTION: Hey Paul, I received the email below from a Christian friend and am not sure how to respond. Context: after already removing our Lord's Prayer from public schools, Muslim activists are in the process of trying to incorporate Muslim prayers into schools that are attended predominantly by Muslim-believing students. After reading yesterday's passage that even if we "should keep silent, the stones would immediately cry out!" and worship and praise God, I feel compelled that...keep reading»»


Jan
17
2012

Sunday vs Sabbath

Category: Pastor's Q&A

QUESTION: I have a question some people at work have been talking to me about and I'm just looking for some clarification. When talking about worship one individual has brought up that we are going to hell because we worship on Sunday. He is of Jewish belief (or perhaps a Jewish/Christian outlook) and says that we need to be worshipping on Saturday. The Devil wants us to worship Sundays and so we have accustomed to that.  I am just wondering why we as a church choose Sunday...keep reading»»


Jan
17
2012

Christian Taboo & Tattoos

Category: Pastor's Q&A

QUESTION: I am just trying to make sense of what Leviticus 19:28 means for us today?  "You shall not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead, nor tatoo marks on you: I am the Lord". Just as the ceremonially washing was an outward sign for us to clean our inside cup or heart what does this passage mean for us today? As all scripture is useful for teaching. Were the people that cut or Tattooed themselves tormented by demons as seen in Mark 5:5?  A demon possessed man...keep reading»»


Jan
17
2012

Grace & Mercy

Category: Pastor's Q&A

QUESTION: I'm having a hard time understanding the difference between grace and mercy. Can you explain the difference?  ANSWER: Grace is a translation of the Greek word charis (with the "ch" pronounced more like a "k" as in "Bach").  The word means "gift" or "favour".  So generally, grace is anything given by God.  Theologically, when we talk about grace we are usually talking about two things:  saving grace...keep reading»»


Jan
17
2012

Fighting fire with fire?

Category: Pastor's Q&A

QUESTION: So, I'm about to be let go from my job in XXXXXX. The new guy who was hired recently over my position got there because of a silver tongue, and through lies and deceit, and bullying, has worked his way to the top. I finally stood up to him, because he was bullying some co-workers who didn't agree with him. It's one of the first times in my life that I stood up for injustice and said something, and I did it the right way, trying to reason with him(I know I did) over a period of some...keep reading»»


Jan
16
2012

Dating Non-Christians?

Category: Pastor's Q&A

QUESTION: I've been thinking a lot about life, my Faith and my future and I could really use some advice. I figured you'd be the perfect person to ask to get the most honest answer! So to cut to the advice part, I'm only 19 and I don't think I'm ready to get married yet, I'm still in University and I want to finish my schooling. I really like my boyfriend and have been praying about our relationship and we've been dating for over two years now. I want to be a good Christian but I actually...keep reading»»


Jan
16
2012

What about Capital Punishment?

Category: Pastor's Q&A

QUESTION:  Can you comment on Jesus' remarks in Matthew 5:38-44 "...you have heard that it was said 'an eye for an eye' and 'a tooth for a tooth'...but I say to you love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you."  Any further thoughts you can add would be appreciated. ANSWER: Some of the confusion comes from forgetting (as we all do) that there is a difference between God and us.  Original sin was eating from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil so...keep reading»»


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