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Results from: Answered Bible Questions, Answers, Unanswered Bible Questions, Notes
Contents include: "prayer"
On or After: Thursday, August 31, 2006
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1 why is Acts 2:44 not practiced today Answer Acts 2:44 Pilgrim2eternity Tue 09/5/06, 7:06am 176702
  Why: I think the answer can be found not in why it isn't being practiced now but why it was practised back in Acts.


They were devoting themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. Reverential awe came over everyone, and many wonders and miraculous signs came about by the apostles. All who believed were together and held everything in common, and they began selling their property and possessions and distributing the proceeds to everyone, as anyone had need. Every day they continued to gather together by common consent in the temple courts, breaking bread from house to house, sharing their food with glad and humble hearts, praising God and having the good will of all the people. And the Lord was adding to their number every day those who were being saved.
Acts 2:42-47

Devoted to teaching
Devoted to fellowship
Devoted to breaking of bread
Devoted to prayer
In Reverential awe
Wonders
Miraculous signs
Believers together
Everything in common
Selling stuff to help needy
Gathered together
Sharing
Glad hearts
Humble hearts
Praising God
Favor found
The Lord added

Why were they devoting themselves to the teaching, to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread, to prayer? I don’t know about you but doing these things to be obedient is an answer to the question but when you read the whole paragraph you see something much different. You see a love that transcends earthly circumstance. They not only listened to the apostles, fellowshipped, broke bread, prayed, they sold their stuff and they helped others but they did it with humble glad hearts, they praised God and had the good will of the people. And what was the product? The Lord, The Lord added to their number. And we are not talking one and two, we’re talking thousands, verse 41 talks about three thousand in one day.

No one can come to Me unless the Father who sent Me draws him; and I will raise him up at the last day.
John 6:44

Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.
John 14:6


Who is Jesus?
His Core is Love.
Jesus wouldn’t have done what He did, if He didn’t love.
God wouldn’t have sent His Son, if He didn’t love.

For this is the way God loved the world: He gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life.
John 3:16

Love transcends boundaries
Love transcends impossible situations
Love overcomes the unfeasible
Love overcomes the unworkable
Love overcomes the not viable
Love overcomes the unattainable
Love transcends restrictions
Love knows no limits
Love has no margins

It is in the Love that impossible becomes possible
It is in the Love that unbearable situations are made bearable
It is in the Love that the wonder working power resides

Love is Enough

His Love for me is Enough
My Love for him is Enough

This Love has seen mighty mountains moved
This Love is moving mighty mountains
This Love will move mighty mountains

His Love holds the power


Love is Enough,

Daniel

Stay Hungry
2 Why did Acts 2:42-47 happen? Note Acts 2:44 Pilgrim2eternity Tue 09/5/06, 7:07am 176703
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3 Why did Acts 2:42-47 happen? Note Acts 2:44 Pilgrim2eternity Tue 09/5/06, 7:08am 176704
  Why:


They were devoting themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. Reverential awe came over everyone, and many wonders and miraculous signs came about by the apostles. All who believed were together and held everything in common, and they began selling their property and possessions and distributing the proceeds to everyone, as anyone had need. Every day they continued to gather together by common consent in the temple courts, breaking bread from house to house, sharing their food with glad and humble hearts, praising God and having the good will of all the people. And the Lord was adding to their number every day those who were being saved.
Acts 2:42-47

Devoted to teaching
Devoted to fellowship
Devoted to breaking of bread
Devoted to prayer
In Reverential awe
Wonders
Miraculous signs
Believers together
Everything in common
Selling stuff to help needy
Gathered together
Sharing
Glad hearts
Humble hearts
Praising God
Favor found
The Lord added

Why were they devoting themselves to the teaching, to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread, to prayer? I don’t know about you but doing these things to be obedient is an answer to the question but when you read the whole paragraph you see something much different. You see a love that transcends earthly circumstance. They not only listened to the apostles, fellowshipped, broke bread, prayed, they sold their stuff and they helped others but they did it with humble glad hearts, they praised God and had the good will of the people. And what was the product? The Lord, The Lord added to their number. And we are not talking one and two, we’re talking thousands, verse 41 talks about three thousand in one day.

No one can come to Me unless the Father who sent Me draws him; and I will raise him up at the last day.
John 6:44

Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.
John 14:6


Who is Jesus?
His Core is Love.
Jesus wouldn’t have done what He did, if He didn’t love.
God wouldn’t have sent His Son, if He didn’t love.

For this is the way God loved the world: He gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life.
John 3:16

Love transcends boundaries
Love transcends impossible situations
Love overcomes the unfeasible
Love overcomes the unworkable
Love overcomes the not viable
Love overcomes the unattainable
Love transcends restrictions
Love knows no limits
Love has no margins

It is in the Love that impossible becomes possible
It is in the Love that unbearable situations are made bearable
It is in the Love that the wonder working power resides

Love is Enough

His Love for me is Enough
My Love for him is Enough

This Love has seen mighty mountains moved
This Love is moving mighty mountains
This Love will move mighty mountains

His Love holds the power


Love is Enough,

Daniel

Stay Hungry
4 assistance needed Answer NT general Archive 1 teresaa Wed 09/6/06, 6:50pm 176803
  Hi,my husband was the same way, He believes in God but not Jesus the son of God. My husband is Jewish and we had many arguments over this. clearly not what the Lord wanted, I tried every way possible, bible verses,wise answers,evidence, still nothing. But the Lord encouraged me not to give up."But in everything thing make your requests known unto God in prayer. So that is what I did. You know we do our part and God will do His. You did ,you did eveything you could in love now leave up to God to work in his heart, after all IT IS THE LOVE OF GOD THAT DRAWS MENS HEARTS TO REPENTANCE.It is by His Spirit says the Lord. I believe he will be saved as now my husband is. Remember it is Gods will that all men should be saved. And God also gave that promise YOU AND YOUR HOUSE SHALL BE SAVED. The next time your in prayer remind the Lord of that promise and search the bible there are more promises that you can bring to Him on this subject. I hope I helped you...... I will pray for him God Bless
5 Following Jesus Truly Answer NT general Archive 1 teresaa Sat 09/9/06, 7:14pm 176941
  Hi Jason, What you need to do is pray and ask God to lead you to a good church that teaches the true word of God. You are overwhelmed because because you don't know the word of God. You want to be a son of God but you want it on your terms. church does matter and it is inportant to attend as often as you can. The bible says do not forsake the assembly.The questions that you have are found in Gods word,your mind is mirky because it must be renewed.The questions that you have are not new, they were there in the begining.So God in His mercy and kindness gave us the bible so we could undrstand how things ought to go.EX: when you buy somthing fromthe store it comes with a manuel, it shows how the parts work and what to do if they are broken. The inventor wrights down how he put it together and how it works. The bible is our manuel on how God works and He wrote down for us,not for Him on how life works and how if we folow this Holy manuel things ought to go.The Bible is full of information, but you ned to go to church so that the pastor who is called of God to teach you His Word to make things clear.Jesus knocked on the door you heard and you opened it and He came in,now you need to go through another door CHURCH. I Love You In Christ. God Bless
p.s Pray a prayer like this.
Father i thank You that You saved me, and now i want to learn of your way,I want to walk close to Jesus and learn of His mercy and grace and love. Show the way to go, lead me to a church where the pasor is a God fearing man so that i may grow.Thank you father for hearing and answering my prayer,in the Name of Jesus I pray Amen.
6 What happened under the fig tree? Note John 1:48 Bruce Killian Sat 09/9/06, 10:44pm 176950
  I have been thinking, meditating and praying on this subject for several days. My best explanation is Nathanael was praying under a fig tree where he thought he was alone. Because he was truthful, he said something that God liked and wanted to reward him for. Matt 6:6 But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you. God knowing he would pray sent Jesus to observe his prayer. Because Nathanael had journeyed to see John the Baptist who was calling for repentance and preaching of the one who would come after him, Nathanael's prayer might well have been a dedication of his life and a desire to serve the Messiah.
7 What happened under the fig tree? Note John 1:48 CDBJ Sun 09/10/06, 2:07pm 176957
  Hello BK,
I have a three part question:
1. Why would God, as you stated, have to send Jesus?
“God knowing he would pray sent Jesus to observe his prayer.”

2. Wouldn’t Jesus already know what was going on without being sent there?

3. What verses of the Bible, that you found, actually tells what Nathanael was doing under the tree.

That’s a very nice sanctimonious story but I think he was digging for worms so he could go fishing in the Jordan River that day. While digging in the shade of the tree, where the ground hadn’t dried out, a gofer bit him on the finger and he looked around to see if anyone noticed because he was embarrassed, and no one was there.
I can’t prove that either!
Please advise, CDBJ
8 no joy,no strength Note Not Specified teresaa Tue 09/12/06, 6:38am 177001
  I'm going through a difficult time. I used to be on fore for the Lord. For the last 3 yrs my husband was addicted to crack cocain, i have struggled with my faith and had much questians, i didn't understand what was going on, i was doing everything "right" I prayed morning and night and went to church 4 times a week, battled with the devil in prayer meetings, evangelized, gave offerings payed my tithes faithfuly, and enjoyed the presence of the Lord and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit.I was deliverd from cigarretes. My pastor even mentioned my name the radio as one who walked in the spirit,Led many people to the Lord. My best friend , my mom went on to be with the Lord on the 1 of April. I feel like i have lost everything. I lost my house,in the event of my husbands addiction but stayed faithful and did not divorce him.I had struggled with my boys with what their father was going through, and in their rebellion my oldest son moved out to live with his girlfriend. Since then, my husband has been deliverd from drugs and is saved, Praise God. Our marriage is in the healing prosses. My son has moved back home, but is very bitter, angry and hurt, and refuses to come to church.It seems that things on back on the mend and with my husbands slow conversion you would think that i should be rejoicing.but instead i find myself crying, and falling away, during the time my husbands addiction i started smoing again, and i hate it, i can't seem to stop. I used to witness to anything that move, i looked for oppertunities to talked about the Lord,and now I just keep quiet. I would spend hours in deep bible study,now i force to read maybe 2 ch.a week. I spent hours in prayer and now maybe at the most 2yrs a week.I seemm to be more serious now than befour, i don't laugh anymore, can someone please help me to understand?
9 no joy,no strength (?)Answered Job 1:1 teresaa Tue 09/12/06, 6:38am 177018
  I'm going through a difficult time. I used to be on fore for the Lord. For the last 3 yrs my husband was addicted to crack cocain, i have struggled with my faith and had much questians, i didn't understand what was going on, i was doing everything "right" I prayed morning and night and went to church 4 times a week, battled with the devil in prayer meetings, evangelized, gave offerings payed my tithes faithfuly, and enjoyed the presence of the Lord and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit.I was deliverd from cigarretes. My pastor even mentioned my name the radio as one who walked in the spirit,Led many people to the Lord. My best friend , my mom went on to be with the Lord on the 1 of April. I feel like i have lost everything. I lost my house,in the event of my husbands addiction but stayed faithful and did not divorce him.I had struggled with my boys with what their father was going through, and in their rebellion my oldest son moved out to live with his girlfriend. Since then, my husband has been deliverd from drugs and is saved, Praise God. Our marriage is in the healing prosses. My son has moved back home, but is very bitter, angry and hurt, and refuses to come to church.It seems that things on back on the mend and with my husbands slow conversion you would think that i should be rejoicing.but instead i find myself crying, and falling away, during the time my husbands addiction i started smoing again, and i hate it, i can't seem to stop. I used to witness to anything that move, i looked for oppertunities to talked about the Lord,and now I just keep quiet. I would spend hours in deep bible study,now i force to read maybe 2 ch.a week. I spent hours in prayer and now maybe at the most 2yrs a week.I seemm to be more serious now than befour, i don't laugh anymore, can someone please help me to understand?
10 no joy,no strength Answer Job 1:1 cash Tue 09/12/06, 3:10pm 177019
  The new testoment varifies your faith will be tested.Read jobe. Rember christ in the wilderness being temped and tested and of coarse Abraham was asked by god to sacrifice his only son .
there is no magic bullet
to make you well.I have gone through a devestating time in my life recently lost everthing including a wife of 41 years of marrage. Pray hourely for the holy spirit to move in your heart and be paitent. You are now on brain overload and are confused and sick.
I repeat over and over gods teaching , he has promosed not to give a believer more than he or she can handle. I was so bad I had to hurt myself to feel pain to make sure I was still alive. It has taken me 4 years to get any sense back in my life. You will not recover without christ and be pationet, that is easier said than done but is the gods truth
11 no joy,no strength Answer Job 1:1 brother paul Tue 09/12/06, 5:16pm 177022
  Dear Teresaa

The Lord is advancing your faith. I know it doesnt feel like it, I know because I have been there and probably will be again. There are times when we must abandon all things to Him.

We must remember He is dealing with everyone, your husband, sons and relatives. If at this moment we turn to Him and say, 'its alright you can forget me for a while, You solve the other problems' you help Him, it makes it easier for Him. You become His fellow worker in the salvation of others. It is abandoment to God where salvation is His business, not ours.

Many christians who have reached deeper spirituality speak of the experience you now endure, the long night of the soul, the wilderness experience, the night they wrestled with the angel. (Gen 32:24-32) This is when the angel touched Jacob's thigh, and we never walk the same again. It profoundly changes our spiritual walk.

It is God's word that it is His 'will' and testament, His 'boulomai', that none should perish, but all attain to repentance. (2 Peter 3:9) How long did He wait for us? Our time is not like His.

You quote Job 1:1, 'a man that eschewed evil and feared God'. Yes, when he began his time of being dealt with by God, he did eschew evil, but by the time we get to the end of the book it testifies to a very different man. Chapter 40 shows how he no longer answers or judges, he no longer eats of the tree of knowlesge of good and evil, but lets God make all the decisions. The true faith which like Abraham, 'who walked he knew not where.' (Heb 11:8)

Our prayers are with you, and He has promised you the victory..... may His blessing and peace be with you,

Yours and His

Paul

12 principles of the doctrine of christ Note Hebrews brother paul Wed 09/13/06, 5:13pm 177066
  Dear jischock,

I agrree with dbaggett49, there is a stage beyond 'the principles of Christ'. The Holy Spirit moves us to cry Abba Father, not Abba Christ.' (Rom 8:15) The writer of Hebrews contrasts the milk and the meat. The milk (and honey) passes through another physical organism before feeding us, and He wants to deal with you directly, one to one, 'the spirit of adoption'. (Heb 5:12-14)

Paul echoes these words (Eph 4:11-13) when he describes how we were under the prophets, teachers etc. TILL we learn to educate our own bodies, and the body of of Christ. He wants to deal directly with us as a loving Father.

The purpose of Christ is to bring us to the Father. (1 Cor 15:28) His minsitry ended the Levitical priesthood, and replaced it with a ministry which resembles John the baptist. He sent his disciples to Him to winess for themselves, 'I might decrease that He must increase.' (John 3:30) The true forerunner, and none born of man was greater.

Paul's prayer for the early church was that they might receive revelation and knowledge of Him. (Eph 3:14-20, Phill 1:9, Col 1:9) It is the Holy Spirit who ultimately brings us into all truth and understanding. (John 16:13)

The commentaries are good, they are helpful, but let us hear from Him. We study and search His voice, His word, illuminated by His Spirit, and your revelation is my blessing. A walk of faith where we believe that when we ask of Him, He will not give us stone for bread or a scorpion instead of fish. (Luk 11:11-13)

The revelation of mystery is a gift of the Holy Spirit which seems to be ignored. The 'musterion' in Greek is mentioned many times, the sacred secrets understood by the early church. Shared sacred secrets we seem to have forgotten, they were not unknown problems. I seek that intimate knowledge of Him.

Thank you for your question, yours and His,

Paul

13 Jeremiah 3: 12-15 what verses support Answer Jer 3:12 MJH Sat 09/16/06, 5:00pm 177161
  You have chosen an incredibly rich passage; one of the most profound in all scripture, for it speaks the theme of all scripture for not only Israel, but for all mankind. God is faithful and will remain faithful for all His people both corporately and individually.

And undoubtedly, He will eventually lead you to the right shepherd for your church and youth group. However, this may be a wonderful time for your group to grow and learn and seek God. After all, we can all get lazy when we have a good shepherd to do the work for us rather than searching and seeking out God’s will for ourselves.

It seems that you have a heart of leadership and a heart for your fellow youths! Pray through that and seek God through prayer and His word to know how you can be an effective member of your group during this time.

The passage you stated has an interesting point: “RETURN.” The question you have to answer is “Return to what?” What was Jeremiah asking the people to “return” to? What is God asking your group to “return” to?

Returning and repentance are very closely related. To “Repent” is to “Turn back toward something.” The Lord is asking for a true revival of His people.

If God laid this verse on your heart, then you have a lot of work cut out for yourself I believe, and it will start not with others in your group, but with your own heart. And don’t forget, Jeremiah was called the “weeping prophet” for a reason.

I pray the best for you and your church.

MJH
14 Do I have to go to worship/church? Answer Heb 10:25 mark d seyler Wed 09/20/06, 4:22pm 177314
  Hi Rob,

I would like to encourage you with the thought that each congregation is different, and you may be pleasantly surprised to find one that honors God and His Word, and in which you can fellowship, be taught in, and grow.

I always suggest a Calvary Chapel if there is one near to you. The main thing is that a church teach the Bible verse by verse from start to finish, not skipping around, or hitting the pastor's pet verses only, but the whole thing. I also consider small study groups and prayer groups very important.

But also consider this. God may wish to use you to minister to others, perhaps within a local congregation, or perhaps in your own home fellowship.

Find the best church you can (even if you have to drive a little further), be patient with it's imperfections, and add your efforts through prayer, through service, through giving, to minister the love of Jesus to those around you.

Through doing this, you will grow in ways I do not believe that you can grow without this. Not only that, but others will likewise benefit.

The Body of Christ is just that - one body. We cannot properly function except as members of the body. As Steve already mentioned, we are by definition called out to be together.

Prayfully,

Love in Christ,
Mark
15 Matthew 5-7 questions Note Matt 5:1 joel_way Fri 09/22/06, 12:10am 177372
  TThe question you've ask is multiple. And these chapters cover some of Christ most famous quotes ... the beattitudes ... the Lords prayer ... and many commands of Christ. Can you be more specific on exactly what your question is? There is a lot of doctrine in these 3 chapters. Please narrow it down for the forum readers.
Thanks, Joel Way
16 Tongues in private use Answer 1 Cor 13:1 mark d seyler Fri 09/22/06, 2:21pm 177394
  Hi 8788,

Acts Chapter two shows the evangelistic gift of tongues (called by Paul the tongues of men) which is to speak in a language unknown to yourself yet known to the hearer for the purpose of sharing the gospel.

1 Cor 14 teaches about the prayer gift of tongues (called by Paul the tongues of angels) which is to speak in a language unknown to all for the purposes of prayer and praise to God.

I would suggest a study specifically in 1 Cor 14 to answer your question.

Love in Christ,
Mark
17 is it ok to worry for other people? Answer 1 Cor 9:9 azurelaw Fri 09/22/06, 6:00pm 177426
  Dear Ben,

May I suggest the below scripture which I think could fit to your question concerning worry for friends spiritual well-being or even sinning. The verse though meant for Job's children, however, I think it can also apply today concerning our caring for friends and remember them in our prayers.

Job 1:4 to 5
His sons used to take turns holding feasts in their homes, and they would invite their three sisters to eat and drink with them. When a period of feasting had run its course, Job would send and have them purified. Early in the morning he would sacrifice a burnt offering for each of them, thinking, "Perhaps my children have sinned and cursed God in their hearts." This was Job's regular custom.

Hope this help.

In Christ
Azure
18 tongues? Answer Bible general Archive 3 mark d seyler Mon 09/25/06, 9:40am 177491
  Hi Teresa,

There is nothing in the Bible that I am aware of that speaks of a pagan version of the Gift of Tongues.

There is a passage that occurs to me in this context, however:

1 Corinthians 12:1-3 But concerning the spiritual matters, brothers, I do not wish you to be ignorant. (2) You know that being led away, you nations were led to voiceless idols. (3) Because of this I make known to you that no one speaking by the Spirit of God says, Jesus is a curse. And no one is able to say Jesus is Lord, except by the Holy Spirit.

This tells us a few things. One is that they're idols do not have a voice, and cannot speak. Another is that the one who speaks by the Holy Spirit does not call Jesus accursed. Also that the one who does call Jesus accursed is not speaking by the Holy Spirit.

Now, can the Gift of Tongues actually be practiced by pagans? I don't think so. There could be a counterfeit practice of babbling, but not the actual speaking in tongues.

1Co 14:2 For the one speaking in a tongue does not speak to men, but to God, for no one hears, but in spirit he speaks mysteries.

The one who speaks in tongues speaks to God, not to men, not to idols, nor demons, nor false gods.

1Co 14:14 For if I pray in a tongue, my spirit prays, but my mind is unfruitful.

To pray in tongues is for your spirit to pray. The pagan's spirit is dead, and cannot pray.

There are two distinct types of the Gift of Tongues taught in the Scripture, one for evangalization and another for prayer (Acts 2 and 1 Cor 14). Both of these are gifts given to men by the Holy Spirit.

Your first question is whether spiritual gifts are or are not for today. Some say they are not, because of I Cor 13:10 “But when that which is perfect is come, then that which is in part (these gifts) shall be done away.” They say “that which is perfect” is the finished Bible. The logic is that since now we have the complete word of God, we are no longer given spiritual gifts, that they were a weaker substitute.

What are spiritual gifts for? 1 Cor 14:12 “Even so ye, forasmuch as ye are zealous of spiritual gifts, seek that ye may excel to the edifying of the church,” and Eph. 4:12-13 “For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ: Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ:”

This goes toward answering what “that which is perfect” is. The perfect (complete) man. The gifts are for us until we no longer need them, which will be when WE are completed. That hasn’t happened yet.

Is there a pagan counterfeit of tongues? I have heard of such. Kalos posted a Wikipedia article describing what it called “some form of the gift of tongues”, practiced by non-Christians, but I strongly disagree with that description. It cannot be any relation to the gift of tongues, because it has no relation to the Holy Spirit. It can only be a cheap imitation. It would be like calling a cheap handbag knock-off a “type of Gucci”. Either it is, or it isn’t, and it isn’t. Now we know that the devil is a liar, and that he counterfeits what God does, but calling his works a form of God’s works is just not right in my book.

So pagans may babble, and call it what you will, but the Bible teaches that the Holy Spirit enables some to speak in unknown languages that are known to others for the purpose of evangelizing, and some to speak in languages unknown to all for the purpose of prayer, and that this will continue until the church has reached the fulness of the stature of Christ.

I hope this helps!

Love in Christ,
Mark

19 Outpouring of the Holy Spirit Note 2 Cor 7:1 DocTrinsograce Thu 09/28/06, 6:45pm 177634
  "The hour is coming, and has now come, when the Holy Spirit will be poured out again in such a wonderful manner, that many will go here and there to increase knowledge -- the knowledge of the Lord will cover the earth as the waters cover the surface of the great deep; when His kingdom will come, and His will, will be done on earth, even as it is in heaven. We are not going to be dragging on forever like Pharaoh, without wheels on his chariot. My heart exults, and my eyes flash with the thought that very likely I will live to see the outpouring of the Spirit; when 'the sons and the daughters of God again will prophesy, and the young men will see visions, and the old men will dream dreams.' Perhaps there will be no miraculous gifts for they will not be required; but yet there will be such a miraculous amount of holiness, such an extraordinary fervor of prayer, such a real communion with God, and so much vital religion, and such a spread of the doctrines of the cross, that every one will see that truly the Holy Spirit is poured out like water, and the rains are descending from above. For that let us pray; let us continually work for it, and seek it of God." --Charles H. Spurgeon
20 I want my wife back Answer Bible general Archive 3 Repentant1 Fri 09/29/06, 10:33am 177662
  I want to encourage you to stand firm in your faith, despite the pain you feel. I, too, am a repentant adulterer, but my outcome was overflowing with the grace and mercy of our God. You do not mention what your marriage was like prior to your committing this sin, so the pain caused her may be running deeper than you know, or are capable of admitting. The scriptures you have mentioned appear valid and your wife's thoughts seem reasonable, but how do we reconcile Galatians 6:1?
"Brothers, if someone is caught in a sin, you who are spiritual should restore him gently. But watch yourself, or you also may be tempted."(NIV) I personally believe this text is not only warning of possibly falling into the same sin, but I believe it is warning us against the danger of unforgiveness. Once you repented, God forgave you (1John 1:9)and you were made whole. You need to continue in prayer for your wife, but make sure it is in the spirit of humility. Remember that she may still be going through the stages of grief, and you did hurt her deeply.
When fellow believers suggested my wife should have left me, I asked her why she stood by me. Her response changed my life forever. She simply said, "I see the man that God sees." My prayer is that your wife will begin to see the man God sees.
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