Where did God come from?

Where did God come from? From a Christian perspective, Bible based of course, God is the Creator, not the created. He is of old and is everlasting. God as described biblically as eternal and has existed for ever and ever. He is the beginning and the end. Now an evolutionist might believe there is a God of some sort but the view is from the perspective that life has evolved from some mysterious force of energy. An atheist or other similar individual may not believe in a God at all and perhaps may tend toward evolutionary thought. Life, from the non believer aspect, has evolved from some sort of accidental event In reality, there are a lot of different opinions and beliefs in the world, these are reflective of only a few.
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Homosexuality, is it wrong?

Homosexuality. This is one of those issues that frustrates me, I must admit. I’ll be up front here and say, “I think it is wrong.” There is no question about it in my opinion. I am troubled every time a hear something in the news about gay marriage and gay rights. Gay rights? The last time I checked, gays have the same rights everyone else does. Why are we presented with the notion that gays are without their rights? Gays are free to live the lifestyle they wish. Furthermore, this lifestyle is a behavior that should never be equated to someone’s ethnicity. The color of one’s skin is in no way comparable to how someone chooses to behave.
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Who do Christians pray to?

…”can’t pray to Jesus…”, part of a statement made by Rev. Graham, as posted in an article in Newsmax.com (http://www.newsmax.com/InsideCover/Franklin-Graham-Jesus-Christ/2011/01/20/id/383454?s=al&promo_code=B836-1). When I read his statement “..can’t pray to Jesus..”, I started thinking. “Wait a minute…” I thought. “Pray to Jesus?” Well, if you’re a Christian, perhaps this may seem like a dumb question, but it’s not a dumb question at all. What does it mean to be a Christian? I don’t intend to get into an all encompassing discussion on Christianity here, but I do want to say something about prayer. I say, we should not pray to Jesus Christ. Of course, we as Christians are followers of Christ, so allow me to elaborate on what I mean. First though, I should point out that my comments here have nothing to do with my reference to Mr. Graham. Rather, what I read got me thinking on the matter.
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What Church is the right church?

“Why are there so many different churches?”…one may ask. Have you ever heard someone ask, “What religion are you?” or “What denomination are you?” Well, in all honesty, questions like these, though they may be sincere, bother me to some degree. Perhaps there are many reasons why people choose certain denominations (I am sticking with the concept of Christianity here) and,  perhaps, many different reasons people decide to go to church. I cannot say what these reasons are, necessarily, but here I wish to challenge you on your view of Church.  Of course, I am taking a view that sees Christianity as the truth, which I do believe, and for good reason.
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Who’s your leader Mr. Christian?

Here you are in this big world, full of truths, half truths, lies and deceptions. Unfortunately, that is the way it is. Of course, the truth is staring at you right in the face, but sometimes it can be difficult to see, often requiring effort on the part of the seeker. The myriad of truths and deceptions is no less prevalent in churches across the globe for various reasons, to varying degrees and this is true with regard to leadership roles.
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What is Baptism?

Baptism is an important issue for Christians as well as for those considering accepting Christ as their savior. Unfortunately, there are differing opinions on the matter, depending on what particular denomination one is involved with. This is unfortunate because there really should be a consensus on the matter. After all, baptism plays a key role in one’s acceptance of Christ. In general, here are the following main stream views regarding baptism:
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