Q & A

Spouse Abuse

Spouse Abuse This question, unfortunately, is on the minds of many women across our country. Some cultures actually excuse and condone violence against women and children. But let me assure you, it is a despicable and cowardly act. Many times an abused woman endures for the sake of the children. Though it may sound noble, it teaches little boys that it is acceptable to batter women. It also teaches little girls to tolerate and expect abuse in a relationship. Who wins? No one. Furthermore,... Read More
Posted by dave hare at Thursday, March 12, 2015

Child Abuse

Child Abuse According to the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry sexual abuse of children is reported up to 80,000 times a year, but the number of unreported instances is likely far greater. Furthermore, the long-term emotional and psychological damage of sexual abuse can be devastating to the child. Tragically, you know this better than any psychiatrist. Given what you know and what is supported by studies, you more than anybody should want to do everything to protect... Read More
Posted by dave hare at Thursday, March 12, 2015

Family Child Abuse

Family Child Abuse Everything that God made, He said was “good” (Genesis 1:31). Look closely at the evils in our society. You will notice that they are all abuses of God’s “good” gifts for selfish gratification. Predictably, God’s most wonderful gifts are used for man’s greatest evil—with sexuality at the top of the list. Improper use of God’s gifts, particularly sexual intimacy, leads to physical and emotional scars that can last a lifetime. When it is forced upon a child, particularly by... Read More
Posted by dave hare at Thursday, March 12, 2015

What does it mean to have an advocate in Jesus Christ?

What does it mean to have an advocate in Jesus Christ? Advocate is just a fancy term for a lawyer, someone who pleads your case before the bar or justice. John writes, “If any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous” (I John 2:1). Jesus goes before God on our behalf and says, “Father, I know they are sinners, but they have repented and My blood has cleansed them. They belong to Me.” Actually, we have two divine advocates. The Holy Spirit is the advocate... Read More
Posted by dave hare at Thursday, March 12, 2015

What evidence is there that the Bible is in fact God's Word?

What evidence is there that the Bible is in fact God's Word? I want to give you five reasons to affirm the Bible is the Word of God. First, I believe the Bible is the Word of God because of its scientific accuracy. The Truth of the Word of God tells us that God “hangeth the earth upon nothing” (Job 26:7). How did Job know that the earth hung in space before the age of modern astronomy and space travel? The Holy Spirit told him. The scientists of Isaiah’s day didn’t know the topography of... Read More
Posted by dave hare at Thursday, March 12, 2015

What does submission in marriage mean?

What does submission in marriage mean? The model for husband and wife relationships is found in Ephesians 5:25. Husbands are to love their wives as Christ loved the church and be willing to lay down their lives for them. So, it is a self-sacrificial love, and the husband should put the wife first and look out for her and protect her. In Ephesians 5:22, it says that wives are to be in submission to their husband, that does not mean that she is a doormat; it means that a woman is submitting to... Read More
Posted by dave hare at Thursday, March 12, 2015