Is hell in the bible? What if I quit church? Didn't Jesus die on the
cross to save everyone? Do I have free will? Is God mad at the world? Where's God? I don't understand the Bible! Am I going to burn in hell if
I sin? Is there a heaven? My pastor says I have to be baptized. Where is my dead mother? Is
Satan real? Does God really care if I love Him? Is there a hell? Why
is there so much evil in the world? Isn't God in control?
"Yet if, in spirit, you are putting the practices of the body to death, you
will be living."
What does it mean to put to death practices of the body "in spirit" as
opposed to a way that is not "in spirit?"
A: Good question. †
I think it's the difference between the realization that only God can change you, vs. you making a change "yourself." Paul's thorn in the flesh was some kind of sin, I believe. Paul wanted rid of it, but God said His grace was sufficient. If Paul still wrestled against it, he'd be trying to put something to death in the flesh, apart from God. For other things, God give the green light, and so we become "fellow laborers" with Him in putting away the fleshly thing.
I am a spiritual seeker, just like you. I have sampled the religious
institutions of humans and found them unable to contain the greatness of God.
All my life, I have had deep questions about God and my relationship to Him: Why
am I here? Why is there so much evil in the world? Is the universe coming to an
end? What will happen to my unbelieving loved ones after they die? How important
is it to attend a church? I didnít find answers in church. In fact, most of the
churches I attended or visited didn't even want to hear the questions. Read more...
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"Zender's conversational writing style turns discus- sion about strict religious dogma into a fun-filled frolic.
Although vehemently spiritual, he is the Robin Williams of the roadside tent revival. -Dwight Greene,
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