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    Becoming a believer before knowing certain doctrines...

    As I have previously mentioned in a couple of other posts, I did not attend church growing up but my family and I prayed during various occasions (during times of struggle, exams, during special meals such as Christmas dinner, etc). I read the children's Bible. So, I had a relationship with...
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    Reading the Bible with background music?

    Recently I've been reading the Bible with background music. I can hear TV murmers on each side of my apartment. I have my radio on the classical music station; the high frequencies in the classical music are really helpful with getting rid of unwanted noise. I prefer quiet, of course, but...
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    Anyone not going to church because of Corono virus?

    I didn't go to church today so I feel a bit bad. I'm in the "increased risk" category so my parents discouraged me from going. My friends who attend other churches had online services, but mine didn't. My city has had a spike and declared a local emergency. I feel like I should be at church to...
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    Is it okay to marry someone just to have children?

    Is it okay to marry someone just to have children? For example, if you prayed for and found someone (and you also think God has led him/her to you), however you are not "in love" with this person, would you get married? You do like this person though and could see yourself with this person...
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    How should singles give "undivided devotion" to the Lord?

    Paul said that singles should “live in a right way in undivided devotion to the Lord” (1 Corinthians 7:35). What does "undivided attention" to the Lord mean in our daily lives? I do not believe that singles are expected to be full-time missionaries unless we have a call (we can still have...
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    Length of Prayer/The Lord's Prayer

    In my experience, the prayers I usually hear from people are a bit lengthy (I go to a Baptist church). Usually the prayer involves praying for a list of people, requests, or even world events, and praising God. I once prayed with a friend and she spoke for 30 minutes. Her prayer was more...
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    Coffee with married coworker?

    Would you accept an invite to get coffee with a married coworker, strictly work related? Usually this is done to informally chat about progress of work. It would involve walking to Starbucks across the street. I have said yes a couple of times to older seasoned guys but this one is around my...
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    Very fearful friend

    I have a fearful Christian friend (very conservative on social issues, and reads Bible in literal terms) who is a pastor's daughter. She is the most prayerful Christian I know (deep faith, prays every meal, etc.), however she is fearful she will not go to heaven if she does not answer God's...
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    Anyone read the entire Bible?

    Anyone read the entire Bible in a short period of time (like a year or two years)? How did you feel after you read the entire Bible?
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    Please describe your daily lifestyle

    I'm curious how other Christians live on a routine basis, or rather what is the appropriate way for a Christian to live. Should we, just to start listing some examples, - watch network TV/sitcoms, etc. - watch R rated movies? - listen to non-Christian/top 40 music? - go to happy hours/similar...
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    Deleting Facebook?

    Has anyone deleted their Facebook account? Any regrets? I'm thinking of deleting but then I'd lose all those connections (people from middle/high school, past coworkers, etc.) even though I'm sure I won't see them again. Also my memories of some of them have faded that I don't really remember...
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    What does "hear the Gospel" mean?

    Commonly it is said that people who hear the Gospel and reject it will be damned to hell. At what point do people become responsible for "hearing" the Gospel and being held accountable for their eternity? If someone gives a non-believer a 30 second elevator speech Gospel, is the nonbeliever...
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    How do you respond, How can Christians vote for Trump?

    I voted for Trump but I have trouble answering this question. Overall I think he supports the issues Christians care about, but his personal life/morality leave a lot to be desired. People always point out his divorces, cheating on his marriages with porn stars, disrespectful to women...
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    Dating web-sites?

    Which dating website is everyone using? I have tried Match, OKcupid, and ChristianMingle. I don't like ChristianMingle, maybe because I'm not using it correctly. They guys on my "Browse" page have not been updated in years. There are also not too many matches. The other two sites has more...
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    The elephant in the room

    Recently I've been more and more bothered about what people have done or said to me in the past. Maybe it is because I live alone and I have more time to ponder on these things, or maybe it is because I was too busy before that I never gave enough attention to these issues and these feelings...
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    Hi all, new here

    Hi all, I am 33 years old and live in the U.S. I have attended a Baptist church regularly for the past 6 or so years. Due to recent life event, I'm now questioning some of the doctrines. My grandma, who is Hindu, passed away and I got no support from the church or my Christian friends. The...