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sorry but :What does the Bible say about men who beat their wives? ?? doesnt say anything ? yes man should respect and love his wife , but what if he beat her /? what does bible says about that , i know bible allow beating slaves and children , but wives i dont know , but women was commanded to obey and submit to there husband
01.09.2014 16:31
O, the answer is very super... May God bless u...
03.08.2014 17:49
La Moldavia e' piena di belle donne,ma non mi pare che,al di fuori di un ristretto numero c he praticano la prostituzione,si possa parlare di un paese di puttane. Certo,io che sono italiano,devo riscontrare un diverso approccio co n i problemi del sesso.Non bisogna pero' dimenticare che,da quando esiste il mondo,esiste questa forma di commercio,che attraverso i secoli era mascherata da necessita' reali.
24.07.2014 13:52
Mark 10:5-6 It was because your hearts were hard that Moses wrote this law, Jesus replied. But at the beginning of creation God made them male and female. 1 Corinthians 6:9-10 Do you not know that the wicked will not inherit the kingdom of God? DO NOT BE DECEIVED; Neither the sexual immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor male prostitutes nor homosexual offenders nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God. Matthew 4:17 From that time began to preach, "Repent for the kingdom of heaven is near." 1 Corinthians 6:11 And that is what some of you were. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.
22.06.2014 03:10
Thank you Vasile for explaining God's word. God bless you. From Savio in India
01.06.2014 09:10
The bible wasn't written by a pagan king, but was written by Pagans.
20.04.2014 18:34
it is the reading, meditating on and application of gods word in our lives that provides the opportunity for finding purpose, truth and salvation. Not merely reading it. The history of the bible shows it is the most printed book in the last 600 years but not the most widely read, sadly. Religious dogma has replaced truth of gods word, ritual and tradition. So obtain a good translation, read and seek to understand by letting the bible explain itself. Review key things because you will begin to understand who we are, why we need help and the consequences of not reaching out for that help now. Read, listen to gods word, obey and apply his principles then you will be blessed
30.03.2014 11:39
I wonder, if we can see signs of the Apocalypse coming, not only in social turmoil but in the natural world's decadence, Why is the church still encouraging women to have children? If we see millions of children without homes, How can it be good to encourage people to reproduce instead of adopting?
17.01.2014 18:46
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How can I encourage a cancer patient?

10 aug 2012 | ora 07.48 Society | Priest Vasile Filat

 

Question:

How can I encourage a person who is suffering from cancer? What words should I use? I would like to use the Bible to encourage. What should I say? Saying, “I am so sorry . . . ” will not help. What can I say in this situation?

Use encouraging words

Knowing how to use encouraging words is very important, especially when dealing with a sick person, and especially when you speak with a cancer patient. The Bible teaches the following:

Pleasant words are a honeycomb , Sweet to the soul and healing to the bones. (Proverbs 16:24)

There are few people who know how to share words that bring healing to the soul, that are as sweet as honey to a sick person.

I am going through a situation where a dear person to me is suffering from a serious sickness. I think that it would be helpful to share some of my personal experience with this person.

Visit the person as much as possible

On the day I learned of her sickness, I went to the hospital to visit her. I had a bouquet of flowers in hand and did all that I could to encourage her. I sat and listened to her and spoke to the doctors as well. After hearing all of the diagnosis, I sat with her and prayed for her physical healing. I told her that there is no sickness that God cannot heal, if it is His will.

Fast and Pray

Since finding about the sickness, my family and I have been praying for healing. Whenever we get bad news about the patient, we hold a fast as a family and encourage all of our relatives to join us. This has been of great encouragement to us, to our family members, and our sick relative because God has intervened.

Encourage the person to be patient

I have continually encouraged her to have patience, especially when she was going through a difficult treatment. I continue to encourage her not to give up.

Read the Bible together

When the treatments were the most difficult, I would go and visit her so that we could read the Bible together. I would explain the passages to her and then we would pray together. God’s Word has great power, even to heal the sick and calm those who are suffering, especially when taken on faith. Therefore, it is very important to read the Scriptures to the sick and suffering as well as praying with them. I recommend that you read the Psalms, 23 and 91.

Study passages about sickness and healing

We must also help the sick examine their relationship with God. One of the main causes of sickness and disease  (not always the reason for beings sick though) is sin. That is why it is necessary to help the sick understand what God has to say about sickness and disease, and what a person must do to receive healing. I would recommend that you study “Lord I want to know You“, written by Kay Arthur and specifically focus on the chapter entitled “Jehovah-rapha” (the God who heals). This lesson will greatly help and encourage the sick person to find answers to many of his or her questions, difficult questions connected to the disease.

If it is possible, you can invite the sick person to a conference or camp where the Bible will be taught. I invited our sick relative to a summer camp and the pleasant atmosphere and Bible study helped her health greatly. Now we pray that God will continue to bless her and heal her body and soon we will see her healthy.

Challenge the person to get right with God

When a person is sick and struggling to get well, it is very important to help that person get right with God. If the person has never entered the New Covenant with Jesus Christ through repentance and faith, then you need to help that person clearly understand the message of the Gospel and lead him or her to the sinner’s prayer so that he or she may be born again and receive forgiveness of sins. This is the only way that a person can know for sure that he will inherit the kingdom of heaven. Each and every man needs to understand this so that he can make peace with God because all of us will stand before God one day.

At the beginning of this week, our church council meeting was held downtown in Chisinau. As we were waiting for one another, we were standing near a construction site and witnesses a 20 something year old man fall to his death. Did this young man realize that he would stand before his Maker so soon? Was he able to make peace with God before standing before Him?

7 Therefore, just as the Holy Spirit says, “TODAY IF YOU HEAR HIS VOICE, 8 DO NOT HARDEN YOUR HEARTS AS WHEN THEY PROVOKED ME, AS IN THE DAY OF TRIAL IN THE WILDERNESS, (Hebrews 3:7-8)

Challenge all people, both sick and well not to harden their hearts but instead to open up their minds and hearts to the Gospel by repenting of their sins so that they can receive forgiveness and the gift of eternal life. May the Lord help us.

Translation by: Erik Brewer

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I pastor the ”Good News” Church in Chisinau, Moldova, I teach God's Word at the Inductive Bible Study Institute of Eurasia, and I also lead the "Precept Ministries in Moldova” Association. With God's help I founded the Taekwon-Do club " Stolas Leukas ""English for a New Life" School, the Computer School "ScripTehInfo", the International Sports Coaching School and the International Media School. I am married to Anastasia, and we have three children. Since April 2007 we have provided answers from the Bible on this website to 1178 questions submitted by readers. To learn more about me, please read here.
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