Do we have to tell anyone about our secret sins?

Do we have to tell anyone about our secret sins?

Do we have to tell anyone about our secret sins? It may be a secret sin on earth, but it is open scandal in heaven  – Lewis Sperry Chafer It is often said that character is what you do when nobody is watching. This means that who you really are is demonstrated in how you … Read moreDo we have to tell anyone about our secret sins?

Why Doesn’t God Heal Everyone?

Why does God choose to heal some people and not others?

Why does God choose to heal some people and not others? His Ways When Job began to question God because of his suffering (Job 38-39), God humbled him by His answer (Job 40). The Apostle Paul, although not in the same context as suffering, wrote “Has the potter no right over the clay, to make … Read moreWhy Doesn’t God Heal Everyone?

What Are Modern Day Idols Christians Can Worship?

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[nextpage title=”1″ ] Do Christians really still have idols in their life? If so, what are they? Idolatry An idol is anything that gets between us and God, and it is whatever we worship more than God or instead of God. It could be money, family, shopping, sports, fame, education, or just fill in the … Read moreWhat Are Modern Day Idols Christians Can Worship?

God is Good, but why would he allow Suffering?

Why A Good God Allows Suffering

Why a Good God Allows Suffering. Why God…? This is one of the common questions raised to challenge the  kindness of God especially when horrible things happen. We all know that God is a good God but still, we question why this good God allows suffering. This inspired file by Randy Alcorn has something to … Read moreGod is Good, but why would he allow Suffering?

Why didn’t God make you smarter? Stronger? More creative? More insightful?

Why Didn’t God Make You More Beautiful? At some point in our life, we ask questions pondering why not better or smarter. This adapted article could help find answers to those questions. Perhaps you are one of the blessed few who are entirely content with their appearance. Perhaps you never stand in front of the … Read moreWhy didn’t God make you smarter? Stronger? More creative? More insightful?

How Did Adam and Eve’s Sin Affect Our view of relationships and sexuality?

How Did Adam and Eve's Sin Affect Our view of relationships and sexuality?

“When the woman saw that the fruit of the tree was good for food and pleasing to the eye, and also desirable for gaining wisdom, she took some and ate it. She also gave some to her husband, who was with her, and he ate it. Then the eyes of both of them were opened, … Read moreHow Did Adam and Eve’s Sin Affect Our view of relationships and sexuality?

Dr Oyedepo Speaks On Tithing & Consequences of Non Compliance-Shiloh2017 Message Day2

Bishop Oyedepo Speaks On Crucial Circumstances Surrounding Tithing, Why you must pay tithe and the consequences of not paying tithe while addressing millions of worshipers all over the world at the ongoing Shiloh 2017 event. In recent times, Nigeria social media has been on the boil over tithing. Many have been waiting for religious leaders … Read moreDr Oyedepo Speaks On Tithing & Consequences of Non Compliance-Shiloh2017 Message Day2

The security of all other blessings is in Tithing – Bishop Oyedepo

TITHING SECURES THE BLESSINGS OF OTHER GIVINGS Dr David Oyedepo tells tens of thousands at Paul Enenche’s Church-DUNAMIS. The issue of tithing was again visited by Bishop Oyedepo on Thursday 23rd November as he ministered at the Dunamis International Gospel Centre Abuja for the 2017 Kingdom Power and Glory World Conference. The Bishop stated in … Read moreThe security of all other blessings is in Tithing – Bishop Oyedepo

Please Help my Muslim Friend Answer This Question

Welcome to the I-Opener section of IvoryFile. On this week edition, I have decided to share this worthwhile  piece published to Facebook by my friend, Muhammad Thanni Ibn Issa. I met Thanni some 6 years ago and he has been a very wise person to be on the move with. Even though we didn’t have much … Read morePlease Help my Muslim Friend Answer This Question

What Is The Book Of Enoch? Does It Belong In The Bible?

Tweet Suddenly, there’s a lot of attention about the Book of Enoch. Does it belong in the Bible? Is it genuine? The Book of Enoch Most people say that the Book of Enoch is an ancient Jewish book that was supposedly written by Enoch who was the … Read moreWhat Is The Book Of Enoch? Does It Belong In The Bible?

Why Isn’t Discipleship Taught In Many Churches?

Tweet Jesus told His own disciples to go and make disciples of all nations, so why don’t you find much on discipleship taught in churches today? The Great Commission For a long time in my walk with Christ, I was living out the “great omission,” which I … Read moreWhy Isn’t Discipleship Taught In Many Churches?

Who Are The Principal Patriarchs in the Bible?

Tweet The Bible speaks of many Godly men who have gone down in history as some of the greatest leaders, judges and kings of all time. We even see many poets, prophets and other prominent men. But when we are speaking of the principal patriarchs in the … Read moreWho Are The Principal Patriarchs in the Bible?

Why Some Christians Are Never Persecuted

Tweet Does it seem strange that you are persecuted, but many other believers are not? Why are some never persecuted for their faith? Not Surprised When some new believers come to saving faith in Christ, they’re sometimes a bit surprised by being persecuted, but it really shouldn’t … Read moreWhy Some Christians Are Never Persecuted

Why Did Jesus Have To Cleanse The Temple?

Tweet Jesus cleansed the temple twice, but why did He do it? Den of Thieves The Temple in the first century, at the time Jesus’ earthly ministry occurred, the Temple had truly become a “den of thieves,” meaning they were ripping off innocent people who were forced … Read moreWhy Did Jesus Have To Cleanse The Temple?

Did Jesus Disciple Women? Were There Women Disciples?

Tweet Did Jesus disciple women too? Were there women disciples who followed Jesus? What a Disciple Is A disciple is not just a Christian in name…they are a follower of Christ, going where He sends them, following in His footsteps, doing what He did, and following the … Read moreDid Jesus Disciple Women? Were There Women Disciples?

What Essential Doctrines Must All Christians Believe?

Tweet Is it okay to have differences in our biblical understanding? What essential truths should every Christian believe in? Non-Essential Doctrines Some things are not worth dying on the hill for; such things as the rapture, the millennium, the Great Tribulation, the gift of tongues, and a … Read moreWhat Essential Doctrines Must All Christians Believe?

Is The New Apostolic Reformation Biblical?

Tweet There is a lot of talk about the New Apostolic Reformation, so is it biblical? New Revelation? Apparently, some think that we’ve been given some new revelation and that it’s now time for a “New Apostolic Reformation,” (NAR) but, does it line up with what the … Read moreIs The New Apostolic Reformation Biblical?

How Can You Know Whether It’s God or Satan Speaking To You?

Tweet We can think God is telling us to do or not do something, but how do we know it’s His voice and not the voice of Satan or a demon? God Has Spoken God has spoken through the Apostles and Prophets, and has left us everything … Read moreHow Can You Know Whether It’s God or Satan Speaking To You?

Lions’ Jared Abbrederis: God Spoke Through a Verse and a Key Chain

Tweet Jared Abbrederis was undecided on the Bible verse to use for the upcoming high school state football game (2008). He was thinking of going to his “go to” verse and the one he writes under his signature now as a professional football wide receiver for the … Read moreLions’ Jared Abbrederis: God Spoke Through a Verse and a Key Chain

How Can Christians Be Holy As God Commands Them?

Tweet We are told to be holy as God is holy, but how is this even possible for us? Be Ye Holy In the Old Testament, one of the most common commands given to Israel was for them to be holy (Lev 11:44). As high priest, Aaron … Read moreHow Can Christians Be Holy As God Commands Them?

Can A Christian Have A Spell Put On Them? Are Generational Curses Biblical?

Tweet Can a Christian have a spell or curse put on them? Can families be under a generational curse? Who is Cursed? The Old Testament mentions that whoever is hanged on a tree is cursed and comes from Deuteronomy 21:22-23 which says, “And if a man has … Read moreCan A Christian Have A Spell Put On Them? Are Generational Curses Biblical?

Is Behavioral Therapy Biblical?

Tweet Is Behavioral Therapy biblical? Does the Bible condone or condemn it or is it silent on this subject? Pavlov’s Dogs I remember years ago studying Pavlov’s Dogs, which was about classical conditioning. Every time they would get ready to feed the dogs they would ring a … Read moreIs Behavioral Therapy Biblical?

What’s The Difference Between Godly And Worldly Sorrow?

Tweet Why does the Bible delineate between godly and worldly sorrow? What’s the difference? Repentance When the Apostle Paul wrote to the church at Corinth, he told them that they “felt a godly grief, so that you suffered no loss through us” (2nd Cor 7:9b), so did … Read moreWhat’s The Difference Between Godly And Worldly Sorrow?

Was The Mosaic Law Copied From The Code Of Hammurabi?

Tweet Is it true as some say that Moses only copied his law from the Code of Hammurabi? King Hammurabi Who was King Hammurabi? Hammurabi was the sixth of 11 kings of the Babylon Dynasty, and around the beginning of the second millennium, a group of Amorites … Read moreWas The Mosaic Law Copied From The Code Of Hammurabi?

Why Is The Tribe Of Dan Missing In The Book Of Revelation?

Tweet The Tribe of Dan is missing in the Book of Revelation, so why are they not there? The Twelve Tribes When Israel grew into a nation while being in captivity or slavery in Egypt, they still managed to retain their identity so each of the twelve … Read moreWhy Is The Tribe Of Dan Missing In The Book Of Revelation?

How To Respond To Persecution Jesus’ Way

Tweet How did Jesus respond to persecution? How does He expect us to respond when we are persecuted? Expect It If you are surprised by persecution, then you (like I once did) didn’t know enough of the Bible because all believers will be persecuted and hated for … Read moreHow To Respond To Persecution Jesus’ Way

What Does Passover Mean To Christians?

Tweet Every year in the spring people of the Jewish faith celebrate the Feast of Passover. Their celebration brings to remembrance the deliverance of the Jewish people from bondage in Egypt. It also brings a tradition of family closeness as they participate in this feast day. In … Read moreWhat Does Passover Mean To Christians?