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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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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


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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 2 More Answers Asked August 20 2018


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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



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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


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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


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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


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What is the Oxford Study Bible?




              

Comment 1 Answer Asked November 19 2017


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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


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How do we distinguish a psychological disorder from demon possession?

A psychological disorder, that which deviates from normal accepted behavior,...

Comment 2 More Answers 1 Vote Asked November 13 2017