A reader (not so recently) sent in the following questions:
Why did Satan want Moses’ body? Why did God hide his body? If the body is destroyed (burned or lost due to other reasons) will this be a concern as far as bodily resurrection is concerned? Lastly, what about cremation today? Will this be a hindrance come the day of resurrection?
Check out Tim’s biblically-based response.
The Resurrection of the Body – Is the Body Important to God?
. . . no matter how many times I tried I would always go back to drugs just as a pig goes back to wallow in the mud. I hated life and I hated myself. Other than the drugs I also had been secretly cutting my flesh for years as a way of punishing myself, but also as a way of releasing the anger and pain I felt inside. I would even punch myself at times and hurt myself in other ways, but the more I did this the more confused and fearful I became. I really believed I was becoming insane, because I did not think that anybody else would ever deliberately self-harm. I constantly lived in fear of being found out, but without any obvious way of changing things. I would numb myself with drugs, sex and anything else that would provide temporary relief from the confusion, fear and sadness I felt inside.
Richard’s Christian Testimony
Yes, I know I’m behind. Way behind. Grossly behind. I just scrolled to the end of my unanswered emails (for truthsaves) and the last one contained this poem, from 08/11/2014. I like the poem so I’m posting it now. It reminds us of the significance of communion.
Be sure to check out the author’s website here – Faith Unlocked. You can also follow the author on Twitter (if you’re interested in that sort of thing) here.
The Bread and the Wine
I work in a high school. Sometimes I see kids like Robert. And at times I wonder if there’s any hope for some of them. After reading Robert’s story, I am reminded of God’s power to work through us in the lives of others.
Robert Minor’s Christian Testimony
Here’s a recent question.
I’ve heard that you cannot earn God’s favor through actions, but that it is by faith alone. I have heard people say, “it’s impossible to live the Christian life” or “you can’t keep the law.” That’s why we need Jesus to live this new life through us. Yet, we are also commanded to repent, which is an action, a choice I must make. If my actions are ultimately futile and don’t earn favor, then how am I supposed to repent?
Check out Tim’s answer.
Are We Saved By Faith Alone? Or Must We Act?
Will Christians have to experience the tribulation? This is a topic that’s been discussed quite a bit on the site. Use the search function and do a search for the word “tribulation” and you’ll find a lot. But just tonight I found this article in my archives. Tim wrote it back in February of 2012 and I thought it would be a worthy addition to the site.
The Tribulation – Will Christians Have to Go Through It?
Sometimes the weight of our sin can weigh us down to the point that we question our salvation.
All of us have things in our past that are now fully repulsive to us. We wish so much that we could have a redo and blot that thing out of our lives. And, of course, this is precisely what Jesus offers us. He takes our ugliness and our sin from us and nails it to His cross, then He offers us a new life in Him.
How Can I Remove the Constant Guilt of Sin?
It’s easy to get sucked into an argument and try to convince the other side that you’re right. Believe me, it happens to me more than I’d like. But like Tim said, we do not find Jesus or the apostles getting into extended debates about theological matters.
Avoid Foolish and Ignorant Disputes
Someone asked us what it takes to become a prayer warrior — to become spiritually strong.
Desiring to be effective in prayer and to be spiritually strong is the starting point. But desire without action is like a dream. It can inspire but it does not bring results.
Becoming Spiritually Strong Requires Action
A while back (a long while back) a site reader asked Tim about the importance of believing in the deity of Jesus. As usual, Tim didn’t mince words in his response. Jesus made a strong statement when He said, “. . . for unless you believe that I am he you will die in your sins.” Jesus claimed to be God and told his disciples that they better believe it or they would die in their sins. That doesn’t sound very pleasant to me.
Is It Essential For Salvation to Believe that Jesus Is God?