A4P Guest: I want to ask you about something that is bothering and confusing me these days. I am a 25-year old Christian girl. I grew up in a Christian family and I learned early on that sex before marriage is a grievous sin before God. I’ve been holding on to that truth since childhood. Nowadays, though, my faith is being shaken because many Christians are having sex before marriage and they seem okay with it. They are still coming to church and their relationship with God seems unshaken and unaffected by their sinful lifestyle; they seem to be happy and enjoying life to the fullest while I struggle and wage war against my flesh to keep my body, soul, and spirit pure; they seem to get married quickly, throwing their wedding parties in churches, and having kids too. Comparing my life with theirs, I began to doubt the importance or relevance of my stand against sexual immorality. If I get into that kind of life, God will forgive me and I should be able to move on with life just like them. It is hard for me now to see sexual sin as different from any other sin such as lying. And I feel like God won’t do anything special for me because I keep myself from sexual sin. Please tell me if I’m wrong in my thinking. I don’t know if the devil is deceiving me in this. What does “God forgives us” mean? Does it mean that when God forgives, He takes away the consequences of our sins and our life will be bliss?
A4P: What a precious topic for me to deal with on this gorgeous Sunday afternoon! Praise God!
Thank you for asking these questions and thank you for giving us permission to address your questions on this page. Continue reading “What does “God forgives us” mean?”
This is my second round trip to Toronto, Canada and you have no idea how excited I am and I will tell you why.
Well, I am not going to start from the beginning. I will continue from where I left off. That means, I can share with the people of God the things I didn’t get a chance to share with them the last time I was there. Continue reading Praise God for this wonderful opportunity!
A4P Guest: Is my worth as a woman attached to being a virgin?
A4P Guest: Does a virgin mean a worthy woman to marry?
A4P: Hmm, I’m not really sure what you are asking me. Give me some background to your story so I can see your question in the same way you see/feel it.
A4P Guest: Okay, I’m a 25-year old Christian girl. After I dated a Christian man for a year, he dumped me for a silly reason. I cried for two or three days and begged him to come back but he left me just like that. Then one guy came into the picture. I was not attracted to him but I thought I would forget the first guy by going out with this other man. Well, this other guy was not a committed Christian and asked me for sex on our second date and I told him that I was a virgin and he promised that he would stay with me for the rest of his life and I slept with him. Well, it’s been a month now since I heard from him. And my first boyfriend called me two weeks ago and told me that he wanted to come back to me after he ignored me for six months. He knew that I was a virgin before he left me. So, I thought it would be fair to tell him and I told him that I slept with a man I dated and he said, “I will never forgive you for it, so we may as well continue going our separate ways” and he hung up the phone. Now, I’m doubting my worth.
Continue reading “Doubting My Worth”
You have no idea how much I love listening to this message. I’ve already heard it four times since I came back from Australia.
Listen to it at least two times. Believe me, God will speak to you in different ways each time you give your ears and heart to the message.
Continue reading Our New Nature in Christ & Sexual Sin
It is always good to be back to Maryland, back to my husband’s loving and warm embraces I’ve missed so much! I missed the hot weather too. Yes, it is winter in Melbourne.
Well, the time I had at Melbourne, it would be an understatement if I say I had a wonderful time. I spent the God ordained and orchestrated days of my life. I give all the glory and praise to my Lord and God, Jesus Christ!
Before I say anything though, as I always do, I want to thank many people who made this program possible. Continue reading From Melbourne, Australia to Maryland
The Word of God says: “So faith comes from hearing, and hearing by the word of Christ.” (Romans 10:17 NASB)
When we keep on hearing the Word of God, by reading and meditating the Word or hearing the message being preached, our faith in God grows and our fear loses ground in our lives.
Continue reading Neglect of the Word
The Melbourne, Australia’s conference is officially over.
I had a wonderful time. Let me tell you something. This conference is one of a kind! It is exceptional in many ways! I have that sense of accomplishment which is a rare feeling I get after a conference. This is a ten-day conference. So, I felt fulfilled. Praise God! Continue reading The Conference is Over and I’m already missing many people
You have no idea how much I enjoyed the time I had with the young girls yesterday here in Melbourne.
All the beautiful girls you see on the picture, except me and the girl at the right hand corner, are singles, age 18 to 27.
My first opening statement was this: “We girls are made up of sweet, spice and everything nice.”
Continue reading Had a Wonderful time with the Ladies Yesterday
Yes, I’m still in Melbourne and I can’t tell you how many times I say to God,
“LORD, who am I for You to give me this amazing opportunity to be able to invest in the lives of these young men and women?”
I’m constantly in awe God’s mercy and grace!
Continue reading Having Wonderful Time Here in Melbourne, Australia