How important is God to you? Jesus said that if we love anything or anyone more than Him, we aren’t worthy of Him, (Matthew chapter 10).
Sometimes spiritual things are difficult to understand so let’s bring this issue down to something more easily relatable such as a comparison to your spouse and children. If a man loved his work more than his wife, would she know it? Yes. Towards her, he would be distant and would only ever talk about his work. He would rarely listen and would seldom be interested in anything she had to say.
Nearly everyone wants, to some degree or another, to get closer to God. But how?
Most people wrongly assume that to get closer to God they need to figure out what actions are needed. Once they feel they’ve got that figured out, they then conclude that they need only to perform those actions to accomplish their goal.
How many books are in the bible?
There are 66 books in the Bible.
39 books in the Old Testament, starting with Genesis the story of the beginning of the Earth and Human kind, and ending with Malachi which, among other books, foretells the coming of Jesus Christ.
It’s amazing how many people are asking this question: “How to find a Christian husband?”
I’m going to answer that question right now but be warned, some of my advice is going to be controversial among church going women.
Going to church doesn’t make you a Christian, but not going to church definitely makes you a non Christian.
Yes, it’s a bold statement and I recognize that there are many nuances and circumstances that could be discussed. However, consider this statement: Eating vegetables doesn’t make you a vegetarian but not eating at all makes you dead.
Does God Want Me to Be Alone?
Does God want me to be single? This is a great question and I’m excited to tell you that it has a very simple answer. Do you want to be single? Do you want to be alone? If the answer is no, then God doesn’t intend for you to be single the rest of your life.
Think about it this way. If you desire to be in a relationship, it was God who placed that desire within you.
So why then, are you still single?
Here is a free excel spreadsheet containing all the books and chapters of the bible.
And here’s why I created it:
For several years I was fully convinced that I had read the entire Bible. One day however, I realized that given my habit of reading a chapter here and a chapter there, skipping around from New Testament to Old, I had no real proof that I had, in fact, read the whole bible. There could have easily been some verses, chapters or even an Old Testament book or two that I hadn’t read. I created this spreadsheet and started filling it out each time I finished a chapter.
It has all the books of the Bible listed on the left hand column and each book’s chapter numbers written across the rows. When I read a chapter, I highlight the number in yellow on the spreadsheet. When the whole spreadsheet is highlighted, I know I’ve read the entire Bible. This allows me to skip around in the Bible wherever I want or am lead, and I can keep track of what I have and haven’t read each year.
I also place my starting date at the top which allows me to keep track of how long it takes me to go through the Bible each time.
Can the Bible Be Trusted?
Most everyone has heard of the telephone game in which a person whispers a message to another, which is passed along a line of people until the last person announces the message to the group. The curious and often funny part of the game is that when the last person announces the message out loud, everyone discovers that it has dramatically changed from what they had received and passed to their neighbor.
This game is often used to demonstrate why we shouldn’t gossip about people, however, there are many people who point to the game as an example to illustrate why they believe the Bible has changed over time. The notion is that over a period of more than two thousand years, errors and changes have crept into the Bible as it was copied and recopied from person to person. Over the period of two thousand years, these errors and changes have supposedly accumulated to a point where the stories in the Bible are no longer the same or even similar to the original events.
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Have you ever wondered how to become more spiritual? To do so we have to have a relationship with Jesus Christ, which can often be perplexing to new Christians because there’s a very thin line between having a relationship with God and simply going through the motions.
Becoming more spiritual always starts with prayer. But reciting a prayer for the sake of reciting prayer does nothing toward having a relationship with God. You first have to believe He’s real and that he hears you. Then you pray to God with sincerity rather than praying at God as though reading a script.
What does the bible say about tattoos? Is it wrong for a Christian to get a tattoo?
There is only one instance in the entire Bible that mentions tattoos. It’s in the Old Testament in Leviticus chapter 19.
Do not cut the hair at the sides of your head or clip off the edges of your beard. Do not cut your bodies for the dead or put tattoo marks on yourselves. I am the LORD. (Leviticus 19:27-29)
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