Can fear be a sin?

Question: I am trying to change my ways and live a better Christian lifestyle (a life more pleasing to the Lord). I know temptation will always be hounding me, but I know the Lord will provide me a way out. However, I want to know if fear can be considered a temptation? Like the fear…

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Does faith mean you never doubt?

Question: Does faith mean that you’ll never ever doubt something? I’ve been sad lately because there are things in the Bible that I don’t understand and these things have caused me to doubt Jesus. But when I doubted, I get sad because I think, “I’m not saved because I’m not believing in Jesus.” But then…

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How do I deal with my insecurities?

Question: How would I go about understanding my insecurities and work on eliminating them or coming to terms with them? I realize that my insecurities negatively affect every relationship that I am currently in and ones that I have lost because of my issues. I don’t want to continue to carry them around with me…

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If He is Wrong, What Does the Christian Miss?

by Ancil Jenkins Photo by bruce mars on Unsplash Doubt is a subtle demon. It creeps in at times of distress, pain, and fear. Doubting is not sinful; failing to act on doubts is. Honesty demands an examination and a resolution of doubts. As one examines doubts, his heart is comforted. The truth will silence doubts or will…

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Why did John doubt?

Question: In Matthew 3:13-17, John the Baptist meets Jesus and is resistant to baptizing him because he “seemed” to know that he was the Messiah and he thought that Jesus should baptize him instead.  Did John see the clouds open up and hear God’s voice?  Later, in Matthew 11:2-6, when he was in prison he…

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What is God’s Will for Me? Part 4: Dealing with Uncertainty

Text: Proverbs 3:1-18   I.         While God has given us guidelines wherein to make decisions, He does not make decisions for us             A.        We are required to choose whether to follow God’s guidance or not             B.        We are expected to make choices even between two paths of morally correct decisions             C.        I can compare my decisions against the Word…

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What does “vain thoughts” mean in Psalms 119:113?

Question: I recently came across a section of the Psalms that concerned me.  Psalms 119:113 says in the KJV, “I hate vain thoughts, but thy law do I love.”  Doing a Google search for the phrase “vain thoughts,” I came across a few articles, mostly from British writers of the eighteenth century, that asserted that…

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