are Christians called to live?
An interesting book that
looks at this question is In His
Steps by Charles Sheldon. This is a fictional
account of a town in the 1800's that faces the question, what would
Jesus do? This easy-to-read book presents a well-written story
showing how several people answered the question, "What would
the specific behaviors listed on the previous
With very limited exceptions, Christians
are called to stay married; to work through troubled times and
not get divorced. See 1 Corinthians chapter 7 (sample section below):
for those who are married I have a command that comes not from me,
but from the Lord. A wife must not leave her husband. But if she
does leave him, let her remain single or else go back to him. And
the husband must not leave his wife." - 1
Corinthians 7:10-11 (NLT)
Even secular research shows that living together before marriage
is not the right thing to do. People who live together before getting
married are much more likely to get divorced than couples who have
not moved in together before getting married.
lifestyle excludes sex before marriage. The Bible says that when
a couple engages in sex they become as one. It is an act of commitment
to each other.
you know that if a man joins himself to a prostitute, he becomes
one body with her?"
- 1 Corinthians 7:16 (NLT)
In the Old Testament
we read in Genesis: "This explains why a man leaves his
father and mother and is joined to his wife; and the two are united
into one." - Genesis 2:24 (NLT)
Here's what Paul says about gambling: "But people who long
to be rich fall into temptation and are trapped by many foolish
and harmful desires that plunge them into ruin and destruction."
- 1 Timothy 6:9 (NLT)
The Bible talks about occultism a lot, and in every case God warns
us against the occult, including astrology and fortunetelling. Here
are just a few references related to astrology and fortunetelling:
can not save you: Isaiah 47:13
Do not try to read the future in the stars: Jeremiah 10:2
Do not practice fortunetelling - Leviticus 19:26
Do not listen to fortunetellers - Jeremiah 27:9
The bad news is that, in spite of what most American's believe,
not everyone will go to heaven. And the fact is, although it does
not sound very nice, if you are not going to heaven, you ARE going
to hell -- for eternity.
I suggest reading
There is a very
specific requirement that must be met in order for you to have eternal
life in heaven. One of the most famous verses in the Bible says:
God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone
who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life."
John 3:16 (NLT)
The only way
to get into heaven is through the free gift of grace from God. There
is nothing we can do -- no amount of good works will get any one
of us into heaven. All we need to do is repent of our sins and ask
Jesus into our lives as our Lord and savior.
73% of Catholics and 52% of born-again Christians deny the existance
of the Holy Spirit.
belief of Christianity is that we believe in one God, who is shown
to us in three persons: God the Father; God the Son; and God the
The Holy Spirit
guides us and gives us our spiritual gifts. And the Bible leaves
no doubt that we are given the Holy Spirit when we accept Jesus
as our savior:
The Bible says,
"If you sinful people know how to give good gifts to your
children, how much more will your heavenly Father give the Holy
Spirit to those who ask him." - Luke 11:13 (NLT)
God has given us his Spirit as proof that we live in him and he
in us." -
1 John 4:13 (NLT)