Q. Is there anything wrong with gambling? What does the Bible say?
A. While casinos and lotteries promise thrills and excitement, obviously people gamble to try to win money. Scripture gives very specific instructions about what our attitude should be toward money:
"Whoever loves money never has money enough; whoever loves wealth is never satisfied with his income. This too is meaningless." (Ecclesiastes 5:10)
Q. Please explain Ephesians 5:22-25 because it seems like the wife should submit first, THEN her husband is to love her.
A. Actually, the texts are suggesting something more profound. Verse 23 states that the husband is the head of the wife as Christ is head of church. The husband's role is to ALWAYS be first, just like Jesus is. He doesn't wait for the church to "submit" before He loves us; the scripture teaches us (Rom. 5:8) that "while we were yet sinners, Christ died..." That means that even before we submitted, He loved. Now, about Ephesians... the scripture isn't delegating an order, but rather admonishing each individual what their undying duty is - wives are to be submissive to their God-fearing husbands, period! Husbands are to honor, respect, and love their wives - giving themselves totally, for their wives, period! It isn't a matter of who goes first, but are we both doing what God commanded us to do?
So let's not get caught up with order of obedience; rather are we doing His will.
Q. Why did god tell man to populate the earth, even though man was made in His image?
A. I think the real question is simply why did God want man to populate the earth? In Genesis 1:28, God tells Adam & Eve that He wants them to have dominion over all the earth, as they were created with the same authoritative nature as Him – in His image. God was telling our first parents that He wanted them to rule the earth and it was His plan that every one of their children would follow in his example and have dominion over the earth.
Q. If I accept Christ and His forgiveness and then fall again, will he forgive me again?
A. The scriptures teach us that "He ever lives to make intercession for us." Jesus is more willing to save us than we are willing to be saved. In 1 John 1:9, "if you confess your sins, He will forgive your sins..." The bible is abundantly clear, whether you have fallen once or a hundred and one, the save forgiveness is available to you. The key is, He said that He will give you the power to overcome, in addition to forgiveness.
Q. Are we under the New Covenant or the Old?
A. I am so glad that you have asked this question. Because so much controversy has been surrounding this question, I would prefer each reader getting a full understanding of this answer; therefore, it has been put together in an easy reading booklet. Click here and you can read online or download the booklet.
Q. What does the Bible mean, “let the dead bury the dead?”
A. This answer is pretty simple. In Luke 9:60, Jesus was talking to some of His followers who were hoping to be counted as one of His disciples. He was letting them know that in order to become a true follower; man has to be willing to allow the things of this life to NOT weigh him down. He asked the man to “follow me” and the man said that he must handle some unfinished business first. Jesus told him that “no man, having put his hand to the plow, looking back, is fit for the kingdom.” In the work of the Master, nothing should be of greater importance.