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John Matthews

Semi-Retired Professional Singer, Conductor and Seeker
I currently work part-time as a Director of Music and Traditional Worship at a Methodist church.  I also have a 50 voice men's chorus.  I have been a licensed auctioneer and personal property appraiser.

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Why is corporate worship important?

Corporate worship does not necessarily mean attending an organized church. If...

Comment 4 More Answers 1 Vote Asked October 16 2018


How do we rectify Colossians 1:16 with rulers like Hitler and Stalin, who cause so much pain and suffering?

God made everything for God. That's hard to comprehend when considering...

Comment 4 Answers 1 Vote Asked September 03 2018


Who is really 'playing God' - the doctor who euthanizes a dying patient, or the doctor who extends the life of a terminally ill patient?

Christians are "playing God" everyday. We are asked to attempt to be like...

Comment 3 More Answers Asked August 20 2018


What are spirit guides? Should Christians consult spirit guides?

"Spirit Guides" do not exist on any level. There is only one "spirit" and...

Comment 1 More Answer Asked June 22 2018


What does the Bible say about our loved ones in heaven coming to visit us on Earth?

It is difficult for me to assume that the medium in 1 Samuel 28 was bringing...

4 Comments 2 More Answers Asked June 16 2018


What does the Bible say about torture?

The Bible says, in every case, that torture is a thing to be feared because...

Comment 1 More Answer 1 Vote Asked June 13 2018


Is mourning about a loved one godly sorrow or worldly sorrow?

Sorrow from a loved one's death is devastating. Godly or worldly sorrow?

Comment 1 Answer Asked May 10 2018


Why is Satan capitalized in most Bible translations and the devil is not?

Is there a reason that "Satan" is often capitalized but "the devil" is not,...

Comment 1 Answer Asked April 16 2018


How can we know that the Old Testament stories happened as they are portrayed in the Bible?

Who was present to record the events of the Old Testament? Some theologians...

Comment Asked March 27 2018


What does the Bible say about AIDS / HIV? Is AIDS / HIV a judgment from God?

The Bible says nothing concerning HIV/Aids specifically. To make a broad...

9 Comments 1 More Answer 2 Votes Asked February 19 2018


Should a Christian promote world peace?

Of course Christians should promote world peace. It will not be achieved, but...

Comment 3 More Answers Asked February 06 2018


If a woman pastor married my wife and me, is this considered acceptable in God's eyes?

Since Scripture declares that women cannot be pastors or preachers, is my...

1 Timothy 2:11 - 12

11 Let a woman learn quietly with all submissiveness. 12 I do not permit a woman to teach or to exercise authority over a man; rather, she is to remain quiet.

Comment 1 Answer Asked December 25 2017


What is the Oxford Study Bible?


Comment 1 Answer Asked November 19 2017


How can we possibly pray continually?

One needs to drive a car, work, perform physical acts, etc. How can one pray...

1 Thessalonians 5:16 - 18

16 Rejoice always. 17 Pray without ceasing.

Comment Asked November 18 2017