Q&As (both questions and answers) that are completely of my own creation.
List of self-generated questions and answers
Discerning one's path in life is a very important task, but with so many possible options to choose from, it can be a challenging one. It is difficult for teachers to weigh in on specifics here because so much is personal application, but there are some general observations that may help inform decisions in this area. This page goes over some of these.
Respecting and obeying parents... every teenager's favorite practices! All humans have parents. Some are very good. Some are very bad. Most are somewhere in-between. Regardless of how we feel about our parents, and even regardless of how they actually may be in reality, our actions towards our parents must be governed by what scripture has to say on the matter. This page sets out to discuss what scripture does in fact say on the matter, and also talks about some variables in application to keep in mind when making decisions in this area.
Is it proper to say that the morality of actions depends upon cultural context? That aside, was Hagar a young girl taken advantage of and pressured into Abraham's bed against her will, or was she a willing adult participant who came to arrogantly disrespect the legitimate authority of her mistress? We will be addressing these matters in our discussion here.
This study sets out to describe the office in the Church known by various different names -- "elder", "overseer", "pastor" and so on. People in this office have authority over the Church, and are the primary teachers of the Word of God. (Teaching the Bible such that Church builds itself up in love is their primary responsibility). This page also describes a bit more about local church organization, and other Church offices like Apostle, prophet, and evangelist. (The former two are no longer active offices in the Church).