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  1. Is it wrong for a christian to be depressed? The bible says that we are ought to rejoice in the Lord. And I don't know why I'm always sad or at least neutral. I went to a psychiatrist last year due to my eating problems and feeling depressed to the point of suicidal thoughts. I've never acted upon it and thank God for it. The doctor prescribed a few meds for my eating problems and "suicidal thoughts" but they don't really cure anything. They just make me weak and sleepy and I feel nothing. I've prayed for God to help me but I still feel sad all the time. I'll laugh at jokes with friends but generally, I feel so empty and sad. I know I should have joy for the promise of salvation. And that I should reflect that joy that God gives. I am going to be a hypocrite if I say I'm joyful when I'm not. Also, the fact that I feel alone. The Christians I know around me don't hold the same beliefs as I do. It's hard to connect to anyone. If I relocate somewhere, this will take me far from my family which will make me feel more lonesome. I guess I'll request for your prayers too. :) Thank you for your responses.
  2. Thank you. :)
  3. I am amazed just how you will confirm scripture by scripture. I find it joy whenever I see a verse and I'll be able to refer it to somewhere in the OT or vice versa. This is how I believe that these books are from God because there is no way man can ever do such a thing." My objective is to be able to explain to non-believers how reliable the bible is. Isn't it important to win souls for Christ too? And I do understand that those people (who will believe the gospel) will have faith in God when He promised to preserve His word., but I want to have compassion to those who see things differently and want to "confirm" things. I do not doubt that the bible we have now is the word of God. Though I have to admit, in times of solitude, whenever I contemplate about my life, sometimes, I doubt everything I know. And I am ashamed for having those thoughts. I wish my faith is always strong. I live in a country full of Catholics. And I have encountered those people who are open to discuss the bible. Most of these people don't care. They don't read their bibles and they don't really want to know. I just want to be able to defend the bible to non-believers is all. I am the kind of person who will not believe something unless I research about it first. Like I need to prove it myself first. I can analyze things intellectually and Praise God that He removed the scales from my eyes to see the amazing news of the gospel. Romans 1:22 22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, 1 Cor 3:19 For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written, He taketh the wise in their own craftiness. I wish I was clear as to my question though. :/ But I do appreciate your inputs. Thank you very much.
  4. How can we prove this?
  5. Hello. I saw another article somewhere online mentioning these people. Some catholics claim that these people are Catholics. "Early Fathers" or something. How do we know what they believed and what they practice back in those days? The thing is, I have no idea who they are unless I will google them. Are they important? My point is not to spark debates okay. I seriously want to know. I can't defend this part right here. How do I know that these "people" followed the early Christians who were taught directly by Christ and His apostles? I believe being able to defend the bible is ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT THINGS. I do believe that God promised to preserve His word and that the Bible we have now is indeed the word of God. I don't really need explanations. But how can I defend it? I mean, apart from the people mentioned in the scriptures, how can we know those who claim this and this and that book is included should be trusted? Is my point clear? HAHA. I apologize. There is something I'm not getting
  6. Thanks for this. I researched about all those churches and they really are far from Manila. I'll try to find one again. :) Thanks everyone! I really appreciate it. :)
  7. Hello No Nicolaitans! I am doing good! I hope for the same to you and your family!
  8. Hello! Is there a link somewhere I can find support about Constantine and RCC? How reliable are scholars who wrote history? I am not trying to defend the RCC. I just want to be able to defend this one properly. Thank you!
  9. It's so hard to find a church these days. I've been a christian for almost 7 years and I did find a church who believes the weighty doctrines right from the bible, I stopped going there because the sermons are always about tithes and material blessings. I just see people with religion there. Also, during afternoons where the pastor will somehow discuss and study the bible with us, he mentioned a couple of things that had no support at all. I researched about it and it isn't really supported or anything. He firmly believes that RCC made Islam because of a specific Jesuit priest. It hasn't been proven yet. But either way, it doens't matter. They're both false religions. Also during Sunday Schools, one brother discussed the book "Purpose Driven Life". The church's statement of faith is good but I don't understand how the people would not really believe what it says it believes. Most Baptist churches here read John MacArthur and John Piper, meaning they are Calvinistic. If not, Christians you'd meet attend Victory Churches (Steve Murrell) and CCF.. both are megachurches. God knows christian friends are important.
  10. Hello! I don't want debates or anything, but can I ask for support for every statement? It's one of the topics I can't fully understand and defend from my catholic friends. It's easy to say anything but can I ask a specific support for all claims? Thank you so much.
  11. Thank you! I'm currently reading the debate now. Thanks!
  12. Thank you brothers. I will look more into it. Dave is right, I don't have to understand everything now. But I am grateful for what you posted! I appreciate all your inputs. :)
  13. I've read the book of Revelation and Daniel at least twice before, but I wasn't really able to understand the prophecies therein. I know that the Holy Spirit will guide you of all truth but I don't really know how to understand it. I can read some opinions from other Christians but how will I know if they are right? How were you guys able to finally understand those books?
  14. I know the answer to this. But I still wonder. God let man fall and sin to enter the world so He could show how gracious He is. That He is mighty to save. But I still wonder and question why God would let us do stupid things and make mistakes. How I wish that my flesh isn't corrupted and that all my choices in life are good ones. How I long to that day when we don't "get" to sin anymore or make bad choices. I would appreciate any inputs from you all. :)
  15. Yeah. But then again, even if you can put notes on apps, it's so much easier to just write on your bible's margin space. HEHEHE.