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Common Questions Christians Ask

Got a general question about your faith? Here you will find answers to some of the most commonly asked questions related to Christianity – General.

Why Become a Christian?
The Bible presents several very convincing reasons to become a Christian. Here are six life-changing experiences worth considering as reasons to convert to Christianity.

What Steps Do I Take to Become a Christian?
Becoming a Christian is one of the most important steps you will take in your life on earth. Learn what the Bible teaches on how to become a Christian and what it means to be a follower of Christ.

What are Some of the Common Misconceptions About the Christian Life?
New Christians often have misconceptions about God, the Christian life and other believers. This look at the common misconceptions of Christianity is designed to dispel some of the myths that typically hinder new Christians from growing and maturing in the faith.

How Can We Live Free of Guilt and Shame?
Knowing we are free of guilt and feeling that way may be two different things. Many Christians are crushed by shame over past sins. Learn how you can feel free of guilt and enjoy life again.

Will God Solve My Problems?
Maybe you've heard or read Christian testimonies about God's power to completely change someone's life. Healings, deliverances, rescues, miracles and more. Maybe you're wondering right now, if I become a Christian will God solve my problems?

What is Sin?
What is sin? For such a small word, a lot is packed into the meaning of sin. Besides defining sin, this article attempts to answer several frequently asked questions about sin.

How Can We Know if Something is Sin?
Many sins are spelled out clearly in the Bible. For example, the Ten Commandments give us a clear picture of God's laws. They offer basic rules of behavior for spiritual and moral living. Many other verses in the Bible present direct examples of sin, but how can we know if something is sin when the Bible is not clear?

Can Satan Read Your Mind?
Have you ever wondered, "Can Satan read my mind? Does he know what I'm thinking?" The short answer is no, Satan cannot read our minds. This study takes a detailed look at Satan's powers and explains why it's important for believers to get to know their enemy.

What is Forgiveness?
What is forgiveness, according to the Bible? What is forgiveness is a question we must answer on Gods terms. Learn how Gods forgiveness of our sins obligates us to forgive people who have sinned against us.

Should I Feel Guilty About Enjoying Earthly Pleasures?
One reader asks an interesting question: "Should I feel guilty about enjoying earthly pleasures?" This is a common question among new Christians. From a biblical perspective, this article attempts to answer the question, "Should I feel guilty about enjoying earthly pleasures?"

Why Do We Call Him Jesus if His Name is Yeshua?
The name of Jesus often raises a question: Why do we call him Jesus if his name is Yeshua? Some religious movements have argued that we worship the wrong Savior if we do not call him by his Hebrew name, Yeshua. Learn the meaning of the Hebrew word "Yeshua" and why he is called "Jesus" in English.

Why Do Christians Worship on Sunday?
Why do Christians worship on Sunday? Wasn't the Sabbath day observed on Saturday? Many Christians and non-Christians alike have asked this question. After all, in Bible times Jewish custom was, and still is today, to observe the Sabbath day on Saturday.

Why Go to Church?
In "Why Go to Church?" Warren Mueller examines many of the excuses why people don't go to church, and answers each with biblical and practical reasons in favor of going to church.

What is the Church?
What is the church? Is the church a building? Is the church a place where believers gather to worship? Or is the church the peoplethe believers...

How do Christians Deal with Stress?
We will answer the question, "How do Christians deal with stress?" First we'll look at how Christians define stress and the basic cause of stress among Christians. Then we will discover that stress relief for a Christian begins and ends with two basic disciplines: prayer and meditation on the Word of God.

What is the Great Commission?
What is the Great Commission? After Jesus Christ resurrected from the dead and before he ascended into heaven, he appeared to his disciples and gave them these instructions: "... go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have...

What Can We Learn from Fallen Christian Leaders?
What can we learn from fallen Christian leaders? Whenever a high-profile Christian leader falls or fails, the effects are far-reaching. As I contemplated the recent scandal in Ted Haggard's life, I was inspired to write this practical reflection of what we as believers can learn from fallen Christian leaders.

Who is the Holy Spirit?
"Who is the Holy Spirit?" begins the first study in a series of topical Bible studies on the Holy Spirit.

What is the "Baptism in the Holy Spirit?"
Definition of the doctrine "Baptism in the Holy Spirit."

What is "Speaking in Tongues?"
Definition of the term "Speaking in Tongues."

Blasphemy Against the Holy Spirit - What is It?
Blasphemy against the Holy Spirit - What is it? And what is the unforgivable sin? These questions have challenged many Christians over the years. Consider this very simple understanding of the meaning of "blasphemy against the Holy Spirit" and the "unforgivable sin." Also take a look at other explanations for these intriguing and sometimes...

Trinity - What is It?
Definition of the Christian doctrine of "Trinity."

Why Did Jesus Have to Die?
A member of the Christianity - General forum recently asked, "Why did Jesus have to be killed? As a Christian I should know the answer to this but I cant think of any convincing explanation." This important question is often difficult for Christians to answer. We will take a careful look at the question and lay out the answers in Scripture.

What is the Tribulation?
Recent world events, especially in the Middle East have many Christians studying the Bible for an understanding of end times events. This look at "What is the Tribulation?" is just the beginning of our study of the Bible and what it says about the end of this age.

What is the Rapture?
Continuing in our study of "end times" biblical events, "What is the Rapture?" takes a brief look at the mysterious doctrine that foretells the disappearance of Christian believers from the face of the earth.

Are Christians Justified by Faith or by Works?
Faith and works form two sides of a theological debate concerning the doctrine of salvation. Christian denominations have disagreed about this for centuries, and differences of opinion are still common today. Furthermore, the Bible seems to contradict itself on the matter. Learn the key to reconciling the doctrines of faith and works.

Is There a Difference Between the Rapture and the Second Coming?
Is there a difference between the Rapture and the Second Coming of Christ? These two events appear to be similar but separate. Both happen during the end times and both describe a return of Christ. Yet there are key differences. The following is a comparison of the Rapture and the Second Coming of Christ, highlighting the key differences noted in Scripture.

What is Eschatology?
Eschatology is the branch of Christian theology that deals with the biblical study of end times prophecy and the events of the last days.

Are Catholics Christians?
Apparently not everyone believes that Catholics are Christians. Recently I received a note from a reader upset by the Catholic resources provided on my Christian denominations pages. Read his opinion of the Catholic faith and my response. Also, share your thoughts on this important issue by joining the thread, "Are Catholics Christians?" on the...

What Do I Do When the Bible is Not Clear?
If the Bible is my handbook for life, what do I do when the Bible is not clear about an issue? Many times we have questions that the Bible doesn't seem to answer specifically. In the book of Romans, Chapter 14, we can learn a valuable and practical lesson about how to resolve these disputable matters.

What is Communion? And Why Do We Celebrate it Over and Over?
Are you looking for a biblical explanation of the meaning, purpose and significance of Communion?

What is Baby Dedication?
Many Christian churches practice Baby Dedications, instead of infant Baptism. Explore the practice of Baby Dedication, what it means, the responsibilities involved in Baby Dedication, and Scriptures about Baby Dedication.

How Do I Begin to Study the Bible?
The Bible is such a big book and so hard to understand. Where do I begin to learn how to study the Bible?

How Important Is Religion?
Find the answer to one reader's question, "How important is religion?" She goes on to say, “In my opinion we have too many versions of the Bible out there. No wonder people get confused. But which version is the right version? What religion is the right religion?”

What is Baptism?
Are you looking for a biblical explanation of the meaning, purpose and significance of Baptism?

What is a Typical Christian Church Service Like?
Ive never been to a church service before, and Im a little nervous about what I might encounter. How can I walk through the steps of a typical...

How Do I Deal with Temptation?
I can't seem to overcome this one area of temptation in my life. I struggle with it all the time! How do I ask God for help?

How Do I Deal with Stress and Anxiety?
I'm feeling really stressed and anxious about something and I need God's help. How do I go about asking Him for help?

What is the (KJV) King James Version?
Read a brief explanation of the history and purpose of the King James Version of the Bible.

What is the (NIV) New International Version?
Read a brief explanation of the history and purpose of the New International Version of the Bible.

How Can I Pray for a Sick Friend or Family Member?
My heart is heavy over a sick friend, but I feel helpless. How can I ask God to heal him?

What is the (NKJV) New King James Version?
Read a brief explanation of the history and purpose of the New King James Version of the Bible.

What is the (NASB) New American Standard Bible?
Read a brief explanation of the history and purpose of the New American Standard Bible version.

What is the (ESV) English Standard Version?
Read a brief explanation of the history and purpose of the English Standard Version of the Bible.

What is the (NLT) New Living Translation of the Bible?
Read a brief explanation of the history and purpose of the New Living Translation of the Bible.

What Does the Bible Say About Church Attendance?
What does the Bible say about church attendance? Frustrations with church in general are widespread among Christians today. But many have not studied to understand the Lord's teachings about the body of Christ and what the Bible says about going to church.

A Word About Sponsored Links and Ads
A note of reassurance from your Christianity Guide about the sponsored links and advertisements on the Christianity website.

What Attitude Should We Have Toward Sin?
If God hates sin, shouldn't we hate it too? Discovering the right mindset toward sin can help us overcome our struggle with it.

Is Drinking Beer and Wine a Sin?
Is it okay to drink alcohol? This article explores biblical viewpoints on drinking beer and wine.

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