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This is one of my favorite scriptures to turn to with questions like this. James 1:5 if any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him. 6) But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed. So James tells ...


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The Bible is certainly not seeking to stop people finding out more about God. Romans 9:20 is rendered by more modern translations as "But who are you, a human being, to talk back to God?". It's not speaking against enquiry, but against trash-talking or accusing God (the previous verse makes that clear). Romans 14:5 is talking about something else ...


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In his book, Secrets of the Vine (based on John 15), Bruce Wilkinson addresses this very question. In both situations, there is pain, so the presence of pain does not necessarily mean one is under God's discipline, although it could. The key thing is to examine one's life to see if there is any unconfessed sin and to ask God to reveal that. One could ...


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Jesus said "Seek and yee shall find." It is in fact the way to get closer to God. It is your personal road to travel. There are some "givens", things I no longer question. I have my own list: There is a Creator who made everything. He is perfectly good. He loves me more than I could ever imagine. He has forgiven me of all my sins. Jesus was God, and He ...



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