In many christian groups it is said that we have to forgive everyone no matter what. Some even say that we have to forgive everyone before we can receive healing, the Holy Spirit, or some other blessing. As example of being forgiving, they point to Jesus who forgave those who crucified him. However, as you can read in the Bible passage below, that is not literally what Jesus did. Read More

Do You (Truly) Love Jesus?

Do you love Jesus? If you are a christian, I assume you would respond something like this: “Yes, of course. Why would you ask me?” It may sound like an odd question to you, but in fact it is not. Read the following passage in the Bible? Read More

How can I be sure that God wants to Heal?

Some people are afraid to pray for healing. They think they cannot know if God wants to heal the person they pray for. Often, they refer to Jesus’ prayer in the garden of Gethsemane before he was arrested. This sounds pious, as if they take Jesus’ words really seriously and absolutely fear God, but we will see it is actually the opposite. Let’s start by reading how Jesus teaches us to pray: Read More

What is your Service to Jesus till He Returns?

Last week I wrote the blog Can I do any Work I want as Service for Jesus? about Colossians 3,23. This passage is often used by Christians to approve the job they have. They claim that they do this job as a service to Jesus, but they actually just want to have that job. Or they want to be successful and use this passage to add spiritual value to their desire. In this last blog I explained why this is not what this passage is about. Read More