Are Guardian Angels Biblical?

by Jack Wellman on April 21, 2011 · Print Print · Email Email

Are guardian angels biblical?  What is an angel’s chief duty for the believer?  Do unbelievers have guardian Angels?  Does each believer have their own angel or more than one?  Are angels dispensed only in emergencies or are they ever present with Christians?  What does the Bible say about angels?

Who Has a Guardian Angel?

Does each and every believer in Christ Jesus have their own angel?   We know that Jesus had a multitude of angels and could command angels at His command (Luke 22:43).   It is possible that many of us have even encountered angels and not even known about it and so the writer of Hebrews tells us to, “Keep on loving one another as brothers and sisters.  Do not forget to show hospitality to strangers, for by so doing some people have shown hospitality to angels without knowing it“(13:1-2).

Not only do believers have angels protecting them, the Body of Christ in general (the church) has multiple thousands of angels watching over it (Heb 12:22-23).  Angels are our protectors when God sovereignly commands them and are under God’s sovereign hand and so we might conclude that Christians have guardian angels but let’s read on before making this determination. The fact is that angels are commanded by God to “encamp all around us” and keep us from falling or getting hurt and they have been with us and will be with us “…from this time forth and forever [will] be with us”… and even strengthen us, and “minister to us” (Heb 1:7,14, Psalm 34:7, 91:10-13, 103:21).

There is scriptural evidence that children, before and after they become believers, also have angels watching over them and these same angels communicate to the Father on their behalf  but do they have specific angels assigned to them and also to adult believers (Matthew 18:10)?

What Do Guardian Angels Look Like?

The little chubby angels that look like infants with angel wings are not biblical.  For example, not all angels have wings.  Most do not.  And if we could actually see an angel, we would probably pass out from fear.  But they are most certainly nothing to fear for believers for they are messengers of God and they are protectors of those who are Christ’s (Luke 1:19-26).

What Types of Angels Are in the Bible?

Angels are extremely powerful.  The prophet Isaiah had the great privilege of seeing them and wrote, “The Lord sitting on the high extolled throne, the hems of His vestments filling the whole temple. Surrounding Him were the Seraphim, each having six wings; with two they covered His face, with two they covered His feet, and they flew with the other two. And they called to each other and said: Holy, Holy, Holy, the Lord Sabaoth! The whole world is filled with His Glory“(Isaiah 6:1-4).   Ezekiel chapter 10:9-20 gives a vivid description of them that is hard to imagine.  Certain angels were solely created for the purpose of giving continuous praise and worship to God Almighty as found in Isaiah chapter 6.

There are also fallen angels (Luke 8:31).  These are angels that have rebelled against God Almighty and have followed Satan, the most powerful created being that God has ever created.  These angels are wicked spirits and seek to harass and cause the destruction and fall of believers (Ephesians 6:11-12, 1 Peter 5:8).

Interesting Bible Facts About Angels

Luke 16:22 indicates that when the believer dies, angels brings their spirit to heaven in the presence of God.  The word angels in Luke 16:22 is plural so this gives some indication that more than one angel is involved just as children have more than one angel (also plural) watching over them (Matt. 18:10).   Angels are actually commanded by God to “encamp all around us” and keep us from falling, getting hurt, who have been with us and will be with us “…from this time forth and forever to be with us”… and even strengthen us, and minister to us ( Psalm 34:7, 91:10-13, 103:21).   The angels are also messengers of ours to God and sometimes from God to us (Dan 10, Matt 18:10).  And it appears that there are particular angels for particular churches or church ages too (Rev. 1:20).

Angels are no weaklings either (Rev 18:21).  In fact, angels have been known to carry out a death penalty for God on a king (Acts 12:20-25).  Does Acts 12:15 really mean that Peter’s own angel freed him from prison (Acts 12)?  That is what those who were in John Mark’s mother’s house said (Acts 12:15) when Peter came to their door and they said “You are mad. But she constantly affirmed that was so. Then they said, It is his angel,” however this is no conclusive proof that it was actually Peter’s angel that was assigned specifically to him.  At least we can take comfort in the fact that angels do exist. They serve both God and us  but ultimately, our protection is from God and not from angels.  They are real, no doubt, and it is no stretch of the imagination to say that each and every believer and each child before they reach the age of accountability could be or has been protected by them before, but we cannot dogmatically say that each believer has at least one angel assigned to them.  It appears that there may be even more than one at times but that doesn’t mean that they are their personal angel that God assigned to them.  We do know that they are watching over God’s children (Matt 4:6. Psalm 91:11, 12) but God is the One, true Protector of His own.  If you are not a believer in Christ Jesus then you have no angels watching over you, and worse, God will not answer your prayers.  Why not come to faith in Christ today and come under His divine protection and have Him grant you eternal life by repenting and trusting in Christ?

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jacs November 27, 2012 at 12:23 am

Continued …
Later, my mother who had not heard that conversation, told me she had been praying for our protection, and God showed her a picture of two enormous, winged angels standing on our roof. They were standing opposite each other, wings outstretched over our house, just the way I had imagined when I spoke of them.

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natalia December 4, 2012 at 10:37 pm

I just came accross this site with wanting to know what is I already know is real with scripture. I see people are bewildered or debate upon the fact. However, I truly with all my heart and soul believe God sends us angels for either encouragement or for protection on any journey in the book of Tobit it talks about how Tobius was accompanied by an angel on his journey so if angels are mentioned throughout the entire bible and were sent for all kinds of reasons then why not now? Why question it. I came accross 2 angels at my work…I work for a casino and one night as I was praying to God to help those with addiction and to keep me protected in such a place where evil is I ended up serving 2 older women wearing white colored clothes. At the time I didn’t think anything of it but because one had a walker I told her I would bring all there food to where they chose to sit. Once I came to them they showed soo much gratitude with a generous tip and the women with the walker asked for my name so I told her and she said this to me, “I know you pray and you believe in God your a good girl, but I want you to know that everyday at 8p.m I have a prayer list of names that I pray for and I want you to know at that time everyday I am praying for you” When she said that my heart became overwhelmed and I knew that she wasn’t a helpless old women anymore for when I looked in her eyes they gleamed and when I felt her hands I had goosebumps. I prayed about the mysterious women in white and God answered that indeed they were sent to me. Praise God and God bless you

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Jimmy March 30, 2013 at 7:39 pm

There is no book of Tobit in the Bible. It was added by the Catholic church over 300 years after the Bible was already in use. There is nothing “inspired by God” in this book of Tobit so I would not that that to heart.

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Christian March 31, 2013 at 12:24 am

We can believe things with all of our heart and soul, but unless God believes them with all of His heart and soul, then we believe something that is contrary to God.

I don’t say that to say that what you believe is wrong. I say that to counteract what seems to be a trend today… We are far more inclined to say, “I trust in the fact that something is comfortable and makes sense to me -over- something that is harder to understand, contrary to what I like, or uncomfortable.”

I’ve believed many things over the course of my journey that I would say I believed with all of my heart and soul… completely forgetting that both my heart and my soul have been stained (though the Holy Spirit has cleansed that)… but it doesn’t necessarily mean that my heart and soul are from that point forward in lockstep with God. My very great gratitude is to those brothers and sisters and shepherds who were courageous enough to be used to tell me that my being comfortable with something is no test of truth. They’ve been helping me to actually embrace being uncomfortable, because when I’m uncomfortable it usually means that I’m killing the flesh and it’s desires for that which made me comfortable. Scripture is pretty clear that this life is supposed to be/must be anything but comfortable… Living in the world, but not of it. Conforming not to this world. The world will give you trouble. Blessings.

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Alex September 24, 2013 at 9:04 am

This is just not factual. The book of Tobit was considered inspired by the majority of Church councils during the first 300 years of Church history, until it was declared canonical by the Councils of Hippo and Carthage in the late 4th century. The Catholic Church did not ADD books to a Bible already in use, but simply declared some books “canonical” and some not. Martin Luther and other reformers REMOVED them. Martin Luther also tried to remove James, Revelation, and others which had been controversial in the early Church councils. Tobit (like some others) was controversial because early Church leaders did not think it existed in Hebrew, only in Greek. The 20th century discoveries at Qumran (Dead Sea Scrolls) demonstrated that Tobit and other “deuterocanonical” books (from the original Bible, not the reformers Bible) were more ancient and existed in Aramaic/Hebrew versions as well as Greek. But the same councils that declared all of the New Testament “canonical” declared that Tobit and the rest of the “deutero-canon” were inspired. Read an objective history of the original of the Bible – that is, one not colored by anti-Catholic misunderstandings.

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Jack Wellman September 24, 2013 at 9:51 am

Thank you Alex. Let me tell you what is not factual. The Book of Tobit and here is why it was never included or considered Canon (which means measuring rod). It teaches that salvation by works:

Tobit 4:11, “For alms deliver from all sin, and from death, and will not suffer the soul to go into darkness.”

Tobit 12:9, “For alms delivereth from death, and the same is that which purgeth away sins, and maketh to find mercy and life everlasting.”

We know from Scripture that alms (money or food, given to the poor or needy as charity) does not purge our sins. The blood of Christ is what cleanses us, not money or food given to poor people. “but if we walk in the light as He Himself is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus His Son cleanses us from all sin,” (1 John 1:7).

This is not about being anti-Catholic but about being anti-Truth. That is why 1 and 2 Maccabbees is not biblical for 2 Maccabbees 12:43, states “And making a gathering, he sent twelve thousand drachms of silver to Jerusalem for sacrifice to be offered for the sins of the dead, thinking well and religiously concerning the resurrection.”

Can anyone truly accept that money isn’t offering for the sins of dead people? Such a superstitious and unbiblical concept has no place in Scripture. Plus there are just plain wrong historical facts:

Judith 1:5, “Now in the twelfth year of his reign, Nabuchodonosor, king of the Assyrians, who reigned in Ninive the great city, fought against Arphaxad and overcame him.”

Baruch 6:2, “And when you are come into Babylon, you shall be there many years, and for a long time, even to seven generations: and after that I will bring you away from thence with peace.”

The book of Judith incorrectly says that Nebuchadnezzar was the king of the Assyrians when he was the king of the Babylonians.1

Baruch 6:2 says the Jews would serve in Babylon for seven generations where Jer. 25:11 says it was for 70 years. “And this whole land shall be a desolation and a horror, and these nations shall serve the king of Babylon seventy years.”

I could go on but this is enough to make the point that history and the “deuterocanonical” books are not biblical and historical evidence supports that they were added hundreds of years later and not in the original Bible and Jesus nor did any of the apostles ever, even one time, quoted them and the Jews rejected them completely too.

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Patricia Schneiders December 22, 2012 at 10:30 pm

Oh, I am so thankful to have discovered ‘What Christians Want To Know’ blog. All my life I’ve wondered about angels, and here today, December 22, 2012 I found them in Scriptures! Thank you for your article, Jack, for leading me to the truth about angels. Question: Does the Holy Spirit ‘blind’ us to some truths because we may not be prepared to handle it? I can’t believe I’ve overlooked these particular passages in Scripture about
angels! Maybe I should join a bible study group, there’s one at my hubby’s church? Pray for me, Pastor Jack. A blessed, happy Christmas for you and your family! Patty

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Jack Wellman December 23, 2012 at 7:13 pm

Thank you Patty. Great question. The Holy Spirit’s job is to reveal biblical knowledge and not to hide it because we might not be able to handle it. That is the way we all experience “new things” that we discover in the Bible. The Spirit is our teacher and reveals the truth of the Bible to us. I have read in John 14:6 that “the Counselor, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you.” but never in the Bible does it say the Spirit withholds teachings. Does this help?

One example for me is when they came to arrest Jesus in the Garden in John 18:4-6, “Jesus, knowing all that was going to happen to him, went out and asked them, “Who is it you want?” “Jesus of Nazareth,” they replied. “I am he,” Jesus said. (And Judas the traitor was standing there with them.) 6 When Jesus said, “I am he,” they drew back and fell to the ground.”

Note, they all drew back (stepped back) and fell to the ground (out of reverence or fear for this “I AM” is the Old Testament name for God and they seemed to sense that He was God (which of course Jesus is). See what i mean? I had read this dozens of times before I realized that this large contingent of soldiers all drew back and fell down out of reverence. I had never really seen that before then BAM! there is was.

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Patricia Schneiders December 24, 2012 at 4:40 am

Hello, Pastor Jack! Read over several comments, one from a
Christian M. Cepel, Oct. 19, 2011 was quite interesting. And funny! When he mentioned Acts 12:15 about Jesus explaining
things to His apostles and them not understanding, about how it would be translated in today’s slang, I thought I’d split!
Now about the Holy Spirit. As I’ve told you before I have a bi-polar illness. During depressions, I have tremendous fear of God (which is part of illness, I’m sure.) But even when the meds work and I’m ‘normal’ again, those fears sometime linger on. Reading some passages from Scripture still continue to bewilder or confuse me, I don’t understand at all!
That’s why I thought the Holy Spirit was ‘hiding’ the truth from me ’cause I wasn’t ‘ready.’
I’m 64 years young, Pastor Jack. Most of my life has been wasted in depressions. I want to believe (somewhat do) that God has a plan for me. Surely, there must be something more I can DO. Yet, sadly, before long, good(?) ‘ole depression comes along and shatters everything in my life. I believe that’s one of the reasons my precious son, Chris, hasn’t accepted Jesus into his life. I wasn’t able to be consistent during depressions, and as a little one, he would often say to me he wish I wasn’t sick. Out of the mouth of babes, huh? We would cry together, then I would try hard to think of something funny to break the mood. As a teen-ager,
Chris was rebellious, downright disrespectful. His Dad & I had our hands full. It’s a miracle Chris turned out to be such a sweet young man (now 36.) Scripture says God will not hear the prayers of unbelievers, but you and I can pray for Chris, can’t we? Please do, Pastor Jack!
So, if it’s not the Holy Spirit, guess I’m just simply DENSE?
Or my illness is a ‘cross’ I have to carry to follow our Lord?
When I meet or see other folks w/bi-polar and have accomplished soo much, well, it grates me at times! I want to accomplish something, too. Pray for me, Pastor Jack, please.
It’s the morning before Jesus’ Birthday. Oodles of blessings for you and your family, Pastor Jack! And thank you for your replies. Patty

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selma December 29, 2012 at 2:20 am

Wow it was wonderful to read this With u .thank the lord .for your life.i enjoy life in christ.i cam testified the grace. Of God.in my life.

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Scott Gray January 6, 2013 at 9:57 am

Mine is not a comment, but a question. When relatives die and go to heaven do they have the ability to see down to earth and view us and\or do they become our gaurdian angels? I always hear at funerals people tell each other not to worry that mom\dad or whoever is watching over you right now. Is this Biblical.

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Jack Wellman January 7, 2013 at 12:38 pm

Hello Scott. This is a great point you bring up. I have done funerals before & I can not find Scripture to support what they are saying. There is zero evidence in the Bible that our lost, beloved ones can see us after death. The story of the rich man who died and Lazarus shows that even though the rich man wanted to go and warn his family he couldn’t and so elsewhere in the Bible, even those who are with the Lord, can not see what we are doing on earth after death. I just think that they are trying to comfort those left behind but it is unbiblical by all means. You are right. Good observation.

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lisa January 12, 2013 at 7:26 pm

dear Jack,
Im am a christian and a believer . Over the past year of 2012 my son struggles with the wages of war after serving 2 tours of duty. We as his family had got him counceling but the guilts of things he had to do over seas and the guilt of a miracle that he had survived an IED and his friend and brother in arms had not, pained him. Last month he committed suicide by shooting of himself on a lonely gravel road. He was found to late by a minister we are told. I am strong in my faith and believe eventually something good will come of this tragedy. But i have this strong need and desire to learn of my guardian angel or of his. A friend told me that my sons angel is named Dale and that my sons angel is now taking care and watching over me also with my own angel..
i desperatly need to connect with my or his angel to be able to go on comfortably… what advice do you have.. does god or my angel give you any knowledge that i need right now?

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Jack Wellman January 12, 2013 at 8:08 pm

I am so very, very sorry. I do not know if or how I could handle such a tragedy. I do know that angels have names, as God has said that even every star He knows by name. I would not know how to find that out for you and believe me, if it were knowable through the Bible, I would find it but I can not. I think a better connection is to Jesus Christ our Lord and maybe He could send you a dream to confirm this for you. God only gives us some insights into angels but it is impossible to know unless He grants you a special dream with a message. I will pray for that for you. I see the need to connect to Christ because He is in charge of the angels and He would be the one to seek to find that answer too. I wish I could be more help.

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Julian January 15, 2013 at 5:58 am

Hi! I have been in LOVE with angels since I was a child. I actually wanted to become one. I think they are just the coolest. But I was wondering of you could help me pray for the answers if these questions. Can I know the name of my angel(s)? Can u meet them or have I already and not have known.

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Jack Wellman January 15, 2013 at 12:03 pm

Hello Julian. I am afraid that you are pursuing angels more that worshiping and devoting yourself to Jesus Christ. Angels have names but there is nothing in the Bible about how we can find out their names and if the Bible is silent, I must be also. I pray that you love Jesus first and make Him your preoccupation for these angels are God’s angels and we are to worship only Him, not that you are worshiping angels but we must pursue Jesus Christ above all things, even angels.

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Rick October 20, 2013 at 1:45 pm

Julian I am inspired that you love angels but I must agree with jack that you need to follow Christ first and ask him and the holy spirit for guidance.
I do believe that if you truly love jesus one day when we all meet are maker he may allow you tom be an guardian angel too…….. P.S this comes from me not the bible

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Patricia Schneider January 15, 2013 at 10:01 pm

Appreciated your reply to Julian above (January 15, 2013,) Pastor Jack. He may NOT have been putting Angels before Jesus, but it did sound like it. Especially saying he’s been “in love with Angels since I was a child.”
Reading your reply to Julian, got a small ‘revelation’ re:my bi-polar illness. During my next depression, when or if it occurs, I should really try harder to turn to Jesus and Scripture! All I was able to do in the past during depressions was cry, “Please, Jesus, lift this danged thing now! Amen.” Just feel so badly about all the years wasted in depressions, especially not being ‘there’ for my precious son, Christopher.
No longer have guilt’s about it. Both my hubby, Gary, & Sis,
Millie, have told me I’ve done my best. Most importantly of all, I KNOW Jesus has forgiven me my ALL of my sins committed during depressions, since I recently confessed them to Him. (What a ‘boo-hoo party’ that was, Pastor Jack! I felt so ashamed for my arrogance, my refusal to take responsibility for sins committed while depressed. And YES, after talking with Our Sweet Lord, the shame was replaced with such incredible peace and acceptance. It truly felt as if His Loving Arms were around me!) Pray for me, Pastor Jack, please, that I’m on the right path FINALLY. Doing God’s Will has been my #1 priority all of my life, especially as a
child…remember talking with Jesus all the time. I loved Him sooo much, and of course, still DO!
Doing better with all your ‘chores,’ Pastor? Reminding yourself to put God and family first (as you replied in another comment?) You and your family are among my daily prayers, Pastor Jack. More blessings to you and your family! Patty

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Dale Simmons January 29, 2013 at 2:29 pm

I think you are mistaken..I dont except the fact that God doesnt hear the sinner…since he doesnt have an angel..How does he come to repentance???

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Jack Wellman January 29, 2013 at 10:05 pm

Thank you Mr. Simmons for your comment. The intent of this article, if you read it again perhaps, is talking about those who refuse to put their trust in Christ. I agree, we are heard by God when we are coming to repentance but for those who refuse to repent, He will not answer the sinner. His ears are said to be shut to the sinner in many Bible verses. Maybe I should have been clearer on this point and for that I am sorry sir. My apologies.

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Claudia February 5, 2013 at 2:50 pm

I never said that before. Where is my comment?

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Patricia Schneider March 31, 2013 at 2:28 pm

Happy Resurrection Day, Pastor Jack!
The latest comment appeared in email this morn…just spent the past hour or so reading over the comments, ALL 121 of them~!
WOW! Such insights, such FAITH! Such wonderful brothers and sisters in Christ!!! Feel soo blessed to have discovered this site, “WCWTK!”

This is about JILL (November 5, 2012)…my heart ached for her and her children, but her faith in Jesus is truly remarkable! I’ve seen no recent comments from Jill…do wonder how she and her kids are doing? Have added Jill to my Prayer Board, as well as everyone who visits “WCWTK.”

About CHRISTIAN M. CEPAL, Pastor Jack…is he a writer for “WCWTK?” Think he should be! So much of what he writes I can relate to totally! I’m sure many others can, too.
Always in Christ, Jesus…Patty

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Jack Wellman March 31, 2013 at 3:01 pm

Hello Patty. No, Christian M. Cepal is not a writer at this website. I agree….I believe he could be a writer here, no doubt. As far as Jill is concerned, I have not heard back from her and I pray she is still subscribed to this post and that she knows others like you and I are praying for her. May God richly bless you Patty for your compassion for her and others.

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Christian March 31, 2013 at 5:26 pm

Goodness… thank you both. My participation here has mostly been me sort of talking aloud about the things I have been stumbling over on my own journey. In some ways I fear speaking up. The repercussions for misleading others if one chooses to speak…. and the only thing I know with any certainty (about my journey of understanding) is that my only constancy is inconstancy… If I do post something, it’s not entirely unlikely that 6 months later I might come back and argue with myself. The only lesson I’ve really come to rely on is to remind myself to constantly exercise caution and to check scripture. (I appreciate reminders when I stray from that… often *chuckle*) Jack has been kind to not kick me out for playing in this sandbox.

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Jack Wellman March 31, 2013 at 5:45 pm

Thanks Christian. You have both of our respect. I know that since we have cats, the sandbox can be a dangerous place to play in! LOL….seriously, I only know what I tell the church I am undershepherd of….that part of my sermons are perfect! The part where I read out of the Bible.

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Patricia Schneider March 31, 2013 at 3:22 pm

Hello again, Pastor Jack!
Not to sound vain, but how does one get a profile pic up on this website?
True, I’ve ‘bared’ my soul on this website, mostly ’cause I trust the writers and also the commentators. I feel I can express myself freely without judgment or ridicule…more so than with my own family and some friends. (And you, Pastor Jack, have become my favorite writer on ‘WCWTK!’ You NEVER fail to give credit to the Holy Spirit thru God’s Word.)
Jesus loves you, Pastor Jack! Patty
P.S. Gonna pray ‘extra hard’ that JILL comes across this site again SOON! In Jesus’ Precious Name, Amen!

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Jack Wellman March 31, 2013 at 3:39 pm

Thanks again Patty. There is something special about being transparent and that is that it gives hope to others who think they have too much to overcome before they can place their trust in Christ. It is so refreshing.

As for Jill…will be with you in praying for her to come back and see how she is doing.

As for having your picture, I think you need to have a personal profile like at Yahoo!, Wordpress or something like that. For example, I have a personal profile here at WCWTK where you can upload a picture of yourself and when you enter your email address or website address for that, your image comes up automatically…I believe, although honestly I know little between “bits” and “bites” and am technologically challenged. You can get free profiles from Yahoo! or from Wordpress or webs.com where you can start your own blogs free of charge. When you do, you can enter your website address and your picture, again, comes up automatically. i.e., one of my blogs is jackwellman.blogspot.com. Hope this helps.

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Jack Wellman March 31, 2013 at 5:08 pm

Hey, I wonder if the next time you comment, leave your Facebook link in the website place and that should leave the same picture you have posted on your Facebook page, although I noticed you presently have Jesus on your image for Facebook. Try it.

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Patricia Schneider April 1, 2013 at 12:07 am

‘Dense City’ here….sorry, Pastor Jack, but I don’t understand what you mean about ‘leaving my Facebook link on the website.’
What’s a ‘Facebook link?’ And WHERE’S the website you mean? (I’m more ‘technologically challenged’ than you are, Pastor Jack! LOL!)

Have you watched ‘The Bible’ miniseries on TV? Wonderful! Yet, I just couldn’t bear to watch the scenes of Jesus being brought before the Council, carrying the Cross, nor His Crucifixion, so I turned TV off. (I can hardly bring myself to read about it in God’s Word, but I know it was Jesus’ sacrifice that broke the binds of sin thru forgiveness, reuniting us to The Father, and ensuring us eternal life with Him. So difficult to fathom that Jesus did all this because of OUR SINS. God’s Love is boundless, isn’t it? Praise Him, oodles!)
Always in Christ, Jesus…Patty

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Jack Wellman April 1, 2013 at 1:53 pm

Hi Patty,

It is where your name goes…and then your email goes.. and then the Website goes. Where the website is at you can put the link of your Facebook page and your pictur should appear. The picture that you have on Facebook. Does this help? I have copied and pasted what I mean below:

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Patricia Schneider April 1, 2013 at 12:26 am

For CHRISTIAN M. CEPAL….you are an absolute delight! Wouldn’t be too concerned about ‘misleading others.’ (Your words.) It’s obvious to me, your sister in Christ, that The Holy Spirit is working thru you in your writings. Love what you wrote about ‘my only constancy is my inconstancy!’ Boy, do I KNOW what you mean, Christian!
Yes, following Scripture is your best guide in relating to others. There’s so much I fail to comprehend (nicknamed meself, ‘Dense City,’) but Pastor Jack has truly helped me since joining this site, ‘WCWTK’ in early 2012. So have the other writers & commentators. It’s such a blessing not to feel so alone one one’s ‘journey,’ isn’t it?
Always in Christ, Jesus…Patty

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Shelly April 1, 2013 at 1:29 pm

Hello, I looked up everyone of the scriptures listed in this article, but found nothing to suggest that we have a personal guardian Angel. What did I miss?

Shelly

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Jack Wellman April 1, 2013 at 2:14 pm

Hello Shelly. Strictly speaking the term “Guardian Angel” does not appear but that angels are guardians of believers is clear. Neither is the word “Trinity” in the Bible but we know that God is in Three Persons: The Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.

As the article indicated, angels are actually commanded by God to “encamp all around us” and keep us from falling, getting hurt, who have been with us and will be with us “…from this time forth and forever to be with us”… and even strengthen us, and minister to us ( Psalm 34:7, 91:10-13, 103:21). Even Jesus said in Matt 18:10, “See that you do not despise one of these little ones, for I say to you that THEIR angels in heaven continually see the face of My Father who is in heaven.” (my all caps) and they keep watch over God’s children (Matt 4:6. Psalm 91:11, 12). Now if they keep watch over believers and even children, do you see that they might be guarding us as well? What do you think Shelly.

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DesertDeer July 25, 2014 at 2:25 pm

There is only ONE instance in Scripture which uses a possessive pronoun to describe angels roles. It is the Matthew excerpt above which says children have THEIR angels. Even this, however, does not prove and barely implies, that a child has one or more personal and specific angels. I have shoes. They are MY shoes. But I have more than one pair. I can say MY or THEIR and it does not exclude variety and interchangeability. Do angels come to comfort mankind? Of course! Does the Lord send them to intervene or protect? Surely. I’ve experienced it myself as have millions of other believers. But nothing in Scripture teaches this concept that people hold on to so tightly of Guardian angels. Does it matter that we have the same one all the time? Or is it not enough that the Lord meets our needs by using his angels even if He sends a different one each time? Would we feel less warm, fuzzy and grateful for Him sending whichever angel he deems best? Like any army….the Army of the Lord is at His disposal alone. If we need his help….we should ASK for it, and he will surely answer in the way he sees best and fitting. THAT is what we should draw comfort from. And that is what we need to place our trust in. So no Shelley, you didnt miss anything. You cant miss whats not there. It may seem harmless to teach Gods ecclesia that they have personal, specific Guardian angels. But if it isnt in Scripture, its best left untaught. I’ve studied this several times over, using the Bible alone. All else is just commentary. Blessings.

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Jack Wellman July 25, 2014 at 6:23 pm

I agree my friend. I have revised and corrected where it was wrong and I am in debt to you. Thank you for pointing out the discrepancies, and after checking the Greek and form of the nouns, I agree.

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Patricia Schneider April 1, 2013 at 6:39 pm

Don’t know if I’m doing this right…here goes.

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Jack Wellman April 1, 2013 at 9:29 pm

It worked except it only had the Facebook link to it and not YOUR facebook page with your name it in. Like mine below…here’s an example of what to paste into the place where it says “Website”

https://www.facebook.com/JacksonWellman?ref=tn_nonslim

That’s my Facebook page link. See what I mean?

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Jack Wellman April 1, 2013 at 9:35 pm

Patty…you will have to put in your Facebook link of your own Facebook page where the “Website” goes…like the example below (Which is not your actual Facebook page)

http://www.facebook.com/patricia.schafer

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Patricia Schneider April 1, 2013 at 10:21 pm

Trying again….

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Patricia Schneider April 1, 2013 at 10:26 pm

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Jack Wellman April 3, 2013 at 8:27 pm

Sorry Patty. I am somewhat of a knucklehead in technology apparently. I’m sorry. Maybe you can click on Contact on this website for help. Sorry my friend. I didn’t mean to disappoint you.

Click on this Patty: http://www.whatchristianswanttoknow.com/contact/

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Jill April 2, 2013 at 11:37 pm

I’m sending this one quickly because I’ve tried ti send this 5 times now & each time its kicked me out or froze. I will send a longer one if it will let me :-D
Thank you Patty & Jack for you kind encouraging words & prayers, it means so kuch to me & I desperately needed this more than you know. So thank you for being obedient to our Lord, you have done kore than you know. I needed this as I’ve been in a valley. .. . okay a desert. I’ve been in a place that’s not fun & no matter what I do I just cannot snap out of it. Maybe its the weather? Lol if it were that easy! I have so much to share & will in the next post, but again THANK YOU my brother & sister in the Lord, you have definitely received a treasure for your obedience. I hope I’m making sense about this. If you hadn’t said those wonderful things I wouldn’t have received this “jolt” of newness & desire to have the joy of the Lord. I hope you understand what I’m saying. It’s difficult to put into words.
Bless you!
Btw I do read the responses, I just tend to not respond. My email isn’t alerting me to new emails so I have to check when I remember to. Which I did tonight, which is awesome in itself as the Lord did something else amazing that I’ll share next.

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Jill April 3, 2013 at 12:12 am

Oops the “k” instead of “m”. :-P
As promised I need to share some wonderful things the Lord allowed me to experience with Him & the angels in heaven. I had a friend in highschool that I lost touch with. Than abiut 5yrs ago I ran into her twice which was so bizarre in itself but here she lived right by me! I shared that I followed Christ but it scared her away. Then afer church tonight I stopped at Wal-Mart & she walked by me so I called for her & we visited. I’ve been thinking of her but had lost her # & had no way of contacting her.I wasn’t positive of where she moved to & hoped she was well. As we were talking she said she is into Jesus & if I was still doing that. I was so excited to hear that she is saved! Then I realized what she asked. It is thesecond time a friend has asked me this. It hurt my heart but also briught a light to a subject not always talked about. I really hope I am the good soil Jesus talked about. So many people try Him out & love it when its great hut when the hard times come shockingly they fall away. That’s when I cling, so its odd to me. Can’t say I don’t understand but hope I never fall away myself. Either way I was so excited she gave her life to Jesus!
This part may not seem like answered prayer but it totally is in my & my children’s eyes. Both of my parents are heavy smokers & alcoholics. Now my dad broke his hip, almost dies a couple times while in the hospital but survived! The Lord showed me things through this time that He is in control & even showed me a glimpse of this to come when I first got saved.
Its a long story but God really does work in mysterious ways. My dad is adie hard catholic & was an alter boy. He believes this will guarantee he’s going to heaven. When I got saved I heard a sermon about Jacob & wrestling with God & asked my dad about it as two different pastors had two different takes. My dad is very smart & knew the story well. I in my pride didn’r accept his words as I thought he’s not saved so he couldn’t possibly know. I was wrong. I went home & researched the Bible & he was correct.
Fast forward to a few months ago & my dad broke his right hip. The similarities are astounding. I shared with my dad as he was laying the hospital & his mind was not there. The nurse was also a Christian & we talked with my dad for some time. He took a serious turn for the worse & I begged them to transfer him to a better hospital. My mom wouldn’t agree with me, she honestly wanted him to die. Horrible, but true.
Thankfully they did transfer him. When he was admitted to the new hospital they put him in a coma, the last hospital didn’t realize he had sepsis & other major issues. He finally got better & they told him he needed to quit drinking & smoking. He kicked the latter bt hid drinking. Until last week. He developed 4 bleeding ulcers & now cannot do either!
To me this is answered prayer. My children and I have been praying they both have to quit. That they both will get saved & I know in my heart it had to be this way & I have faith they will be saved!
My mom also had to go into the hospital last month for major illnesses. She also has quit smoking now but hasn’t kicked the drinking. But I firmly believe God will work good in this as well & she will also quit drinking & will give her whole heart to Jesus. Praise the Lord! He is good!
I tend to believe He is giving it to my children, I feel He is pleased with them. They truly love Him & He knows it. They have no fear of what people think of their faith, its just a matter of fact with them, you either believe or you’re gonna hear it from them. They praise Him with every thing in them. They are a blessing to me I know God is smiling & dancing over them. Faith like a child right?
So I will be rejoicing with the angels, Jesus & the Lord in heaven ocer the lost being saved. One by one!
Bless you all!
Again thank you so much for the kind words of encouragement & much needed prayers!

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Jack Wellman April 3, 2013 at 6:57 pm

Wow, what an amazing testimony of God using you powerfully my friend. Oh Jill, I am thrilled that you care enough to share the gospel with your long, lost friend and your parents. Your children must be a blessing to you as much as you are to them! I am so blessed by your faithfulness to the Great Commission and for which most is the “great omission.”

You are so right about Patty. This lady is truly remarkable and such a godly saint and faithful witness too. I think it was no accident your parents having that brush with death and your friend…God caused her to cross your path…I have no doubt!

Please never worry about whether you are good soil or not…you are faithful and God will use you no doubt about it. It takes the Word of God, with the Spirit of God, and a woman of God to make children of God. I am so proud to know you and wish I could have such a good, faithful follower of Christ in the church I am undershepherd of.

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Patricia Schneider April 3, 2013 at 8:28 pm

Welcome back, Jill!
So, so thrilled hearing from you again! Thanked Sweet Jesus profusely! My heart does a delirious leap when prayers are answered.
That’s wonderful news about your high-school friend and your folks! I, too, have a girlfriend I wish to see again, haven’t in over 30 years. Need to apologize to her for exploding in anger when she had an abortion. (TOTALLY UNCHRISTIAN BEHAVIOR!) Pastor Jack gave me comfort in telling me to continue to pray for my friend and asking Jesus to forgive me my absurd temper. Also to trust God’s Plan as to whether or not I’ll ever see my friend. Miss her soo much, Jill! His Will, not ours. Right?
Are you still in that “desert?” (your word.) Jill, you’re in my daily prayers. And prayers DO WORK, don’t they? Yay!
Pastor Jack tends to exaggerate with his compliments of me. (“Truly remarkable and such a godly saint? Far, far from it, Jill! As for being a “faithful witness,” I’ve only been earnestly doing so since discovering this site, WCWTK, early last year. This site (especially Pastor Jack) has helped me soo much in my daily walks with Jesus!)
BTW, do you have Facebook, Jill? If you do, can we become pals? I’m listed under Patricia Schneider (Kuzniewski.)
Please, keep in touch through this site, and remember to read the Bible. There are several websites for online Bible Studies..I’ve started one early last year. EVERY SOLUTION TO LIFE’S PROBLEMS are in God’s Word! Especially accepting Jesus as your Savior! As I wrote before in another comment, Jill, your faith in Jesus is remarkable!!!
Sorry this is so long…just SO HAPPY hearing from you, Jill!
Your sister in Christ, Jesus…Patty

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Patricia Schneider April 3, 2013 at 10:09 pm

Hello, Pastor Jack!
Hey, you could never ‘disappoint’ me. You tried to help, and that meant an awful lot to me! Thank you!
Like that word, “knucklehead.” My Mom used to use it, and now so do I! Will try to use “Contact” another time for pic.
Isn’t it wonderful news Jill is back? So, so happy!
Always in Christ, Jesus…Patty

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Jill April 4, 2013 at 1:08 am

Wow I’m so blessed by both of you! I so love you Lord, thank you Lord for bringing such wonderful, caring, humble & loving people into my life! I can’t get over how you both are lifting me up. Why have I been on your hearts? It always amazes me how the Lord works, you’d think you’d get used to it but He is alwasy full of surprises!
I love kids & how they love the Lord. I witnessed a friends child last night in children’s church lifting her hands, closing her eyes praising the Lord with all her heart. She’s only 5! They remind me of how we are to be, not getting so wrapped up in our worries. I have been feeling like I’m looking at all my troubles lately and not fixing my eyes on Jesus. So I am still in my desert. I realize that it can actually be a good thing as I pursue the Lord more & when a crisis arises I’ll be safe in Him. The Lord is good, a refuge in times of trouble. He cares for those who trust in Him.Nahum 1:7

Patty I know for a fact you have to forgive yourself for what happened between you & your friend. I was convicted deeply for beating myself up over my own anger. Two things the Lord laid on my heart were; if I don’t forgive myself how can I expect Him to forgive me? The other thing was He told me there is actually a righteous anger. He reminded me of when He sat & made a whip & went through the temple overturning tables, released doves & yelled. I know this doesn’t mean I can run around sceaming at people but it did give me a sense of peace. I hope it gives you peace as well. You were angry because it hurt you because it hurt our Lord. I know God knows your heart & I can tell you were just sad & hurt that she did it. It’s obvious you have a tender, kind & loving heart. She probably feels convicted & I will pray she will reach out to you. Please do not feel bad over this.
A friend once said to me we cannot drive looking through the rear view mirror, just look the windshield. We can’t live in the past only focus on the future.
You guys are great, Pastor Jack thank you for being the hands & feet of Jesus & being available to share the gospel. So many who are curious are online looking for answers & you are here for them. You never act as if you’re better than anyone & you have proven to be a peacemaker.
Bless you!
Jill

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Patricia Schneider April 4, 2013 at 12:23 pm

Hello, Jill!
Your comment popped up in my email this afternoon…again, I was so happy-chappy!
Appreciated your latest comment, Jill. And thanks a bunch for your advice! I HAVE forgiven myself for my abhorrant outburst of anger towards my friend years ago. (Pastor Jack had told me the same thing re:other matters. Think he knew I’d forgiven myself about my friend already.) I know about “righteous anger,” and what Jesus expects of us. Have you read, Jill, Ephesians 4:26-27 and James 1:19-20? (No, I did NOT remember these passages from memory…had to look it up in Bible. Did KNOW it WAS in GOD’S WORD, though! There are many other passages dealing with the subject of anger, sure you know them, too, Jill!)
You didn’t answer if you were on Facebook, Jill. You can answer by replying to my regular email, if you want: schneider93@comcast.net
Oodles of blessings for you, Jill, and your children!
Your sister in Christ, Jesus…Patty

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Velma Martin April 15, 2013 at 11:27 am

Thank you Pastor for your informative website. I know there are angels and I can tell you I have been saved by them.

Recently I was driving and listening to a Christian radio station where they were talking about angels. It dawned on me like someone turned on a switch as to the many times I’d been spared tragedy because of intervention by “my” angel(s). I will tell you of the most recent and give you my word this is the absolute truth. I want each of you to know that angels are real, that they can protect us and they love us. I know that I am a sinner and don’t deserve such a wonderful guardian sent from God, but his will is done, not mine and so it is that I know I have my protector(s).

It had ice stormed here in Missouri about 3 years ago. Why I went out onto our back deck and descended the steps I don’t remember. Solid ice was under my feet and the drop off from the deck was 15-20 feet so I held on tightly to the rails as I went across the deck and down the steps…slowly one by one until I got to the bottom. I then stepped off the bottom step and started (what was I thinking) across a flat rock wall that was also covered with ice. There were no rails this time but off I went anyway…the ice has thawed in a few places as the sun was shining on this part of the yard. After I had gone about 6 feet the bottom of the wall…the dirt just gave away beneath the wall causing the portion of the wall I was standing on to collapse. Needless to say I was pitched outward and down a steep hill at a fast speed. Going down so many things ran through my mind. Why did I do this? I’m going to break my arm, or leg, or hit my head. I could die back here alone….all these things went though my mind so fast. I was in my early 50′s and I knew my bones were not young bones and that my body could break so easily.

Then, and I mean all of a sudden I was enveloped by someone, something very powerful. My head was tucked downward…my chin against my chest…. and held in place, my arms and legs pulled under me until I was in a fetal position. I COULD NOT MOVE. Something or someone held me so tight all I could do was let the fall happen and wonder to myself, “who has me….who is this holding me…what’s happening to me?” I hit the ground, still “bound” up and rolled and rolled. But I know I did not ever hit the ground. I just rolled until I came to a stop. For just a second or two I lay there absolutely in shock. What had just happened to me? Why was I not hurting….I should have been hurt….I slowly stood up…looked around. I KNEW someone was there…I could feel them.

“Who are you?” I said out loud. “Who did that?” “I know someone is here….who did that?”. I stood looking up and down, behind myself and all around. After a while and with no explanation for me from anyone I slowly walked back up the hill to my house.

I will never forget the experience. It was the 1st time I had absolute proof in my mind that someone very powerful and good was watching over me. I walked back into my house a changed person that day. I KNEW what others only speculated about…there are angels and they do protect us.

For those of you who wonder….do not wonder anymore. I promise you there are guardian angels. I cannot promise you that YOU have one…that is for you to know…but I know I have one.

God Bless All.

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Ken hagerman April 18, 2013 at 1:08 pm

My mom of 88 was getting ready to have surgery. She had been scared all day. She said when we left the room an woman in long white dress set down on her bed and patted her on her head. When the woman did this all fear left. Are there women angels ????

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Jack Wellman April 19, 2013 at 1:21 pm

Wow…Ken, this is remarkable. Angels are neither male nor female actually and the only angels who we know by name are masculine. There are then no men or women angels but the angel that might have appeared feminine is entirely possible. Since the Bible is silent on this about feminine angels, I will be also, but I will also not limit what God may allow.

PS, I do pray your mother came out of surgery fine.

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Lee Simek April 29, 2013 at 1:54 pm

I was invited to a Christian group one night. The owner of the house was an associate of mine. (You must understand, I was going through a terrible time in my life concerning a relationship. Just about every kind of evil a person can face confronted me. I prayer for an answer.) A middle aged lady I had never seen before showed up and wanted to speak with me. I had never seen her before and neither had any of the others at the meeting. In detail she said she knew about all the personal trauma I had been confronted with. All of the info she mentioned was personal and no one had any way of knowing any of the details. She had a special kind of charisma which was supernatural. She said the answer to my prayers would come, not to worry and Gods will would take priority over everything. The msg was clear. Trust in the Lord and his word,,,which is living and sharper than any two edged sword. I will never forgot the experience. As I look back on it now, she was right and Gods will brought me through everything to walk a different path which was much more loving.

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sumg33k May 22, 2013 at 1:47 am

I appreciate the article and that it’s based on what’s actually in the Bible and not opinion.
What makes me scratch my head is that there seems to be no guardian Angles for children in general. Where is the Angel for the kid that’s being molested and then murdered. I know free will and all that is the typical defense, God allows evil etc. As a sinful non perfect human, I would certainly stop somebody from molesting a child if I was in a position to do so, so why doesnt a sinless, all powerfull, all knowing God? God would not even have to be obvious that “he” was doing it. They could drop over from heart attack or whatever.
I do not expect an answer, quite frankly there is not a known good answer to it. Just one of those things that makes me question my faith.

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Christian M. Cepel May 22, 2013 at 1:36 pm

Sumg33k, your question touches on some questions I’ve been mulling over for a while… not how to answer your question, but more, “Is the question even valid and does it make sense?” and “Do we have a distorted corrupt view of who and what God is?”

What I wonder, as I see so many people agonize terribly over these questions and the Unmet Expectations they have of God, and the belief that their God whom they love and worship has let them down, is, “If their ‘idea’ of God is flawed, does it follow that their expectations and questions are equally as flawed?”

The most important question this has been leading me ask myself is, “If an ailing patient is so afflicted by a cancer that extreme measures must be taken for there to be healing, is there any way to cut away the cancer and leave healthy flesh without killing the patient?”

Heartlessly telling a person that the question they agonize over is simply invalid or based on faulty premises and so, by extension, is the anguish they feel shows a fundamental lack of compassion, understanding of the human heart, and basic reasoning abilities.

“See!? I’ve explained it. It makes sense. You have no reason to hurt now. The pain’s gone, right?”

You cannot tell someone that their pain ‘should be gone’ because their heartache was based on a false premise. Well… perhaps you can, but you probably suffer from Asperger’s Syndrome, Sociopathy, or some other Autism Spectrum Disorder, or you have a starring role on “Big Bang Theory”

I think we have let the post-modern society so corrupt the idea and image we have of God, from that so clearly shown in scripture, and believe that we place distorted humanistic expectations on what a God of the Universe -should- be and how he -should- act that ‘he’ lets us down all the time and never realize that -we-, not Him are the cause of so much of our sorrow.

And I believe that He sorrows for our sorrow. ***

But I can hardly blame post modernism unless my accusation is that they have brought forward the atheistic beliefs of ancient scholars and planted them in a soil where they will flourish with little hinder their Kudzu-like growth. As Solomon so wisely said, “There is nothing new under the sun.” We have only to go back to 341-270 BC to find echos of our questions… not questions of pain and heartache, but questions of philosophy intended to deny the existence of the God of Abraham and Isaac.

Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able? Then he is not omnipotent.
Is he able, but not willing? Then he is malevolent.
Is he both able and willing? Then whence cometh evil?
Is he neither able nor willing? Then why call him God?

~ Epicurus, Greek Philosopher

See here for a response to that reasoning:
http://americanvision.org/7989/epicurus-problem-of-evil/

*** If we follow the reasoning behind the question to its ultimate terminus, and we acknowledge that God sorrows that we sorrow, especially when, because of sin, our ignorance and distorted beliefs, we actually are the cause of our own sorrow… Wouldn’t the question really be, “If God is an omnibenevolant/loving, omnijust/holy/righteous, and omnipotent God, how can He let us maintain these distorted views and ignorances that cause us such pain and sorrow… would it not be far more simple for Him to prompt hearts and minds and share His greater knowledge of His machinations of the universe and reality, and correct distortions before they were given a chance to take root and cause us these great sorrows?”

Some might argue that He already has if only we set aside our human preconceptions, open scripture and dive deeply into a relationship with the real ‘Him’; “and you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free.” John 8:32 NASB

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Nick June 14, 2013 at 3:15 pm

Hi there

About 20 years ago I was sitting outside my mud hut on a hill overlooking the seaside town of Port St Johns, it was about o4Hoo, I wanted to see the sunrise.
All of a sudden..I looked up.. and there in the sky… there was a heavenly host of Angels, and opposite them in the sky were a host of demons, all of them overlooking the town, the people were sleeping but everyones spirit was visible to me..I ‘spoke’ to some friends who were a few kilometres away who I tried to show and share this too..as I could see their spirits and talk to them directly– they remember this clearly, me ‘talking’ to them ( though they could not discern seeing the Angels or demons )

It was the most amazing thing ( I did pinch myself a few times before you ask ) that has happened in my very full life, and I’ve had quite a few spiritual experiences I may add ( I could write a few books methinks ) .. My point is… ANGELS are real, demons are real, the spiritual battle for our souls is REAL— Jesus is the Lord… YHWH is the Almighty.. I have no doubts.. praise be to God..

In love

Nick

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Michelle July 8, 2013 at 12:31 am

Please ans a question for me. I recently had a BBQ and a family friend starts a conversation about when we are to die she said she can tell you by your SS# they are very good reputable people not people we wouldn’t trust we know them for over 10 yrs they are my sisters neighbors but this is what happened I’m a Pentecost Christian and I don’t know why but I guess I just was curious to hear what she had to say I always fascinated with trying to figure out tough math problems I wanted to fake her out maybe I don’t know so everybody at the BBQ was going along with it she wasn’t writing them down just doing the math in her head there were about 20 ppl there only one didn’t do it the rest did everybody was amazed at what she was saying 2 ppl were living beyond there time here because they have very strong guardian angels then 3 others had such strong guardian angels they have no date and others were 95, 85, and so on……she gets to me and looks strange and says oh your going to die on the 12th of the month and at 56 I guess your Guardian angels aren’t as strong I am now 46 I said to her well I’m not afraid to
Die I will be with Jesus and he is the only one who knows when I will die now I can’t get this out of my head and she said it I front of my 12 yr old daughter my other daughters were there too but they are older 21,24,25……does this sound Crazy or is it me please pray in tongs for me and please advise
Thank you
God Bless you
Michelle

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Jack Wellman July 9, 2013 at 8:14 pm

Michelle, this is one of the craziest things I have ever heard that your family friend said about their Soc Sec number. God alone knows the date of our birth and death and by they way, all angels that we are assigned are the same strength…all strong. There are not stronger angels or weaker angels and how would angels know more about the date of our death than God? God does not inform the angels of the date of their death until that very same day as you see in the story of Lazarus and the rich man when he died.

This woman does not have even 0.01% of biblical truth and in fact has zero evidence or proof from the Holy Bible. Not only is she wrong, what she is doing is forbidden by God for it is equal to tarrot card or fortune telling which is an abomination before God. I do not think this woman is saved…and Jesus said, you are either for me (God) or against me (the Devil). Think about that. You have nothing nor do your daughters have absolutely anything to fear. I have been a pastor, seminary student and Bible teacher for many, many years and all of what she said is completely false and sin before God. Tell your daughters that and I hope it gives you peace of mind.

As for this family friend, she needs to be saved because she obviously doesn’t know this is sin!

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Deanna Collins July 17, 2013 at 5:17 am

I wanted to share my story and get your opinion on what you might think about what I have experienced. I’m 43 yrs old, divorced for atleast 15 years, and my two children (daughter 17, and her brother 14) live with their father who has full custody due to my mental illness, drug and alcoholism. Because of my lifestyle I have not been able to have contact with them for 14 years. Our family on both sides of my mother and father has dealt with suicides, and alcohol and drug addiction, and also physical abuse. I have been in and out of rehabs, in mental hospitals, and homeless on the streets for 12 years. I have always been a believer but I never had an emotional connection with the God. I always kept my faith close by my side and in my heart. Growing up as a little girl I knew there was something different, there was a fear in my life that I could not explain. I brushed it aside and to ease that fear I began drinking and experimenting with drugs in my early teens. I heard voices that other’s did not, and I was young when this all started in my life. I felt alone, scared, and I didn’t know who or where to turn to, so I kept it to myself and started to self medicate. As I grew older I started to see shadows, visions of people who had passed on. I dove deeper into drugs and started using IV drugs and once I started putting it in my arm I opened up a door to things that were not of God and I ran for 10 (ten) years. I would get spooked and I was confused and I ran off every friend, family member or any stranger that would listen to my story. The voices became more and more and my whole life turned upside down. Thank God for those who kept me in their prayers. Once the prayers were able to break through those things that were not of God and the prayers reached my heart I was able to make the decision to go to a Faith Based program called ‘Teen Challenge.” I worked the 13 month program and became filled with the Holy Ghost and I have never been the same. I was tired of running and I knew that I wanted something different for my children and the next generation and so on. I still see spirits and I still hear voices, but the Lord had made it where I can hear what He wants me to hear and not worry about all the rest of the voices. Exodus 14:14 The Lord will fight for you, you need only to be still. So, what do you make of all of this? The Lord had told me to “Be still and know that I am God.” I have a tight reign on my tongue and I know longer have to ask, why? The Lord silenced me, and He will fight for me and all of those who battle with the supernatural. Trust in Him. One day I will know why or may be I won’t, but I know I am okay. It was 2009 that I became filled with the Holy Ghost. I still don’t see my children, but I know through my obedience and hard work He will bring us back together. Thank you for listening and letting me share my story. In Him, Deanna

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Amy August 8, 2013 at 2:04 am

Deanna,
I will pray for you daily. According to research, you may be schizophrenic, but THAT’S OK! I’ve always thought SZ were more in tune to the other dimensions than “normal” people. I myself am continuing to have multiple demonic dreams per night. It leaves me exhausted from battling all night and ill prepared for the coming day. Is there anyone else out there who has demonic dreams? If so, what have you done to stop them? Also, from all the data I’ve collected, it seems as though our guardian angels have dominion on earth, but not in dreams. I’ve never once in 20 years of demonic dreams been defended by an angel. Is this something I should call upon when it’s happening? Or just Jesus Christ. Apparently I was audible last night stating, “In the name of Jesus Christ, go away!” multiple times. This too scares me as I am overriding my own body’s paralytic capacity from REM sleep. Help me please if anyone can. My son is also a wanted soul. He is 13 and needs immediate intervention. Are demons the only ones allowed to enter dreams? If so, NOT FAIR!!!

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Teresa August 17, 2013 at 7:33 am

Just found this site this morning and I wanted to tell you Thank you for writing the article. My boyfriend (who is struggling right now) seems to have lost his faith but we were talking yesterday about this subject and I mentioned to him that we all have an angel watching over us. He wasn’t too sure about that but I reminded him of the story he told me of being real little and seeing either Jesus or an angel he wasn’t too sure which. With being unemployed for over a year now I sense that each day that passes his faith in God wavers but having the passages you cite hopefully will help me show him not to give up.

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Jack Wellman August 17, 2013 at 1:17 pm

Hello Teresa. Thank you for coming her for help. I do hope these passages help him but I urge him to talk to his pastor about this and that is always my first suggestion. Has he spoken with his pastor about this? What did he say? He can help strengthen his faith but staying in the Word of God, the Bible for the Bible says that faith comes by hearing and hearing by the Word of God; that is in church, Sunday school, reading the Bible daily, praying daily…if he is not doing these things, then he is either not serious or he will never strengthen his faith.

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Teresa August 17, 2013 at 2:14 pm

He moved here not too long ago and too long to explain but his background didn’t include regular church services. His belief in Christ has by and large been from when he was real little and then later self-taught through Bible reading on his own. Life’s recent circumstances has shaken his self-worth somewhat. I used the angel issue as a way to reinforce to him that God hasn’t given up on him and that he was still cared for by God. I can only take small steps with him as he battles a lot within himself but thank you for your thoughts.

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Jack Wellman August 17, 2013 at 2:41 pm

Rest assured Teresa that God alone is the one who alone converts the soul and that no one is born again apart from the will of God. Leave it up to God, keep doing what you have been doing, trust and wait upon the Lord for He is faithful (Psalm 37) and keep praying for him. I will pray for his knowing God and there to be no doubt.

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Evan.S August 31, 2013 at 1:06 am

I have never had the privilege of meeting a angel but iv felt there presence before my family members have seen them before in human form. Assuring them that we would be all right when we sick or injured As long as we put our complete faith in god and continue to live our lives according to him we will always have there protection.

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Natalie September 1, 2013 at 7:57 pm

The day my Father died, he kept looking past my Mother and smiling. He was a minister, and a great Christian. He was peaceful and went home in his sleep.

In losing loved ones and in other difficult times, I cannot begin to explain the peace God brought to me.

He’s never left me, and never will.

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Jack Wellman September 1, 2013 at 8:18 pm

What a powerful testimony my friend. This is the peace that can come only from God. We have an article called “Will We Recognize Friends and Family in Heaven” at: http://www.whatchristianswanttoknow.com/will-we-recognize-friends-and-family-in-heaven/ Of course I am convinced, by Scripture that we will indeed see them and know them instantly. Thank you for your wonderful words. They are very encouraging to any one who has lost a loved one.

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Joseph Fisher September 27, 2013 at 8:43 pm

I used to be overly interested in angels particularly of the Hebrew hierarchy in comparison to the Christian hierarchy. Now, that I know that Jesus Christ has the command structure over all angels I don’t focus solely on angels. There seems to be many facets from others out there for laws and such like: The 10 commandments, the 7 divine virtues opposing the 7 deadly sins, the Lord’s Prayer, Luke 6 in its entirety, armor of god, angelic army, choir of heaven, upper and lower theatre of creation (upper being heave, lower being earth), Father God’s broken heart from the original sin by Adam & Eve. I’m almost worried there is too much symbology going around. Of some interest was a youtube testimony about a devout Satanist that attacked a church and was unsuccessful. The demons were scattered and he was captured by the angels and brought before the protected church. He was astrally projecting himself but ended up in body in the church when the angel brought him there. The members of the church were praying and fasting and were very protected by the angelic army. He later accepted Christ as his lord and savior and was freed from his dark service and today preaches the gospel. The pastor fasted many days and communed with Father God about this and was told it was true and more. He talked about prayer the armor of god and that if we are strong enough in our faith and accepting of the armor (the principles I guess) then our guardians are like protected as well. I’d like to fully believe that we can also look out for the angels that protect us by our belief in God through Jesus Christ and not just sit back and say we’re OK and protected and don’t have to do anything. Is it a two-way comradery / battle-buddy (sorry army here) like relationship? I would hate to think that if I’m not strong in our faith in the Lord through Jesus, then the angels that are assigned to protect could come to harm by the enemy in this spiritual warfare. Can you enlighten me on any of this?

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Jack Wellman September 27, 2013 at 9:56 pm

Thank you Mr. Fisher. I do not agree with this pastor’s statement that “if we are strong enough in our faith and accepting of the armor (the principles I guess) then our guardians are like protected as well.” We are protected and kept by God but God may use angels to do this but our protection is not based upon our performance or the strength of our faith. I know that our faith is only as strong as the Object of our faith and that is Christ. Maybe I misunderstood the statement and if so, I apologize. I agree with what you said Mr. Fisher that I too would hate to think that if I’m not strong in our faith in the Lord through Jesus, then the angels that are assigned to protect could come to harm by the enemy in this spiritual warfare. If this is what this pastor believes and teaches, then I believe he is using his own imagination to believe this since there is nothing in the Bible to support his belief. Did this address your question sir? I am in agreement with you and in disagreement with this pastor. Fasting is good but fasting doesn’t earn us more protection at all. That is works oriented. Do you think so to Mr. Fisher? Thank you for your question and comment.

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Joseph Fisher October 28, 2013 at 2:47 pm

Since I post that I have really been focusing on Jesus Christ before all else. I’m wondering if my water baptism did nothing but get me wet since I don’t think I fully understood that Jesus Christ is the only way. So now I am only praying to Jesus and accept him as lord and savior. I’m surrendering all my sins and future sins to Jesus Christ. I do not know how to be spiritually baptized though. I feel I have failed and don’t know what to do. I pray and read the bible and ask others but I still don’t feel the spirit moving me and practically feel dead inside. I’m lost and perhaps I just can’t confess and believe enough.

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Jack Wellman October 28, 2013 at 3:14 pm

Thank you Mr. Fischer….as far as I know the Bible says nothing about a person having to be “spiritually baptized.” A person is saved by being born again (literally “born from above” in John 3:3) after the repent of their sins, confess them to God, and put their trust in Christ. Once this has happened, then the believer should be baptized. You cannot depend on “feeling the spirit” because its not what you feel but what you believe (John 3:16-17). Human feelings are shallow and undependable but God says any who believe in Him WILL BE saved, no matter how or what you feel or don’t feel. Its not a matter of feeling but in trusting in Christ to save you. Read Romans 10:9-13 and Acts 4:12, and Acts 16:30-31 and see if ANY of these Bible verses about salvation have ANYTHING to do with what you feel. Make sense sir? Without repentance, confession, and trust in Christ, all you do get is wet because baptism saves no one but a person that gets saved is commanded to get baptized.

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Joseph Fisher October 28, 2013 at 5:00 pm

Well, I was mostly wondering as one of the churches I looked at had an online sermon that I watched from this church.

There was an extensive part about baptism to be truly saved. There was another sermon that stated a church must have Christ in its name. Again, maybe I’m trying to hard and as you say just keep the belief. Everyone I ask I seem to get slightly different answers. I’m a very literal person and from some of my background and when I was in the military a short while I tend to believe in being commanded and a command structure. Without a strict command structure I feel lost and confused.

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Jennifer November 27, 2013 at 4:34 pm

Wow… O_O It’s amazing that we really do have angels that protect us and watch us. And they serve both God and us. I’m thankful that God watches over us and His angels watching us too.

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ray york mackness December 10, 2013 at 8:00 am

i was born 1943 my dad was an american sgt they were going toget married her husband who was lost at see turned up said he would look after me so my mum said okay as my dad had to leave he did not he knocked hell out of me and his frends teachers police every one did i was a christian till i was 16 then i fliped pinced whatever i could beat up everyone i could ihad a bad accident i opend my eyes and saw my angle this happend 4 more times i was saved in usa ihave cancer but god keeps mealive ihave had it since 1955 i love the lord the only wish i have is one day i will see my real dad and his family as ihave tried fore many years with no luck i have no one only my second wife my half family and my two have disowned me yours yours ray

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Christi December 28, 2013 at 9:26 pm

Hello Pastor Jack,
I am a saved Christian, firm believer and pray daily. I have some rather tough circumstances going on in my life currently. Too much to type but over the past year I have seen the series of numbers 333 constantly, woken at the time, computer, vehicle tags, gas prices, etc.. Recently I have seen the series 1111 and 444 and 726, but not so much 333 any longer. I have heard so much controversy that for once it would be a blessing to get a straight answer from you. Are there any significance to these numbers. Are they guidance from angels, or are they evil in nature? I am in the process of trying to change my life path after clearly ignoring red flags and the result has been bad decisions that have costed me almost a year of my life, and stripped of everything I owned. I am now starting fresh, having some financial difficulties, and doing everything I can to be pro active regarding my finances. Can God really change our lives for the better? My faith is being severely tested right now. Should I pay attention to the numbers and keep track of when they were being revealed. How can I ask my angel to help me with guidance and protection in addition to praying to God on a daily basis. I am also convinced that I am suffering from daily personal attacks from the enemy and I am tested daily with weird random things that happen that are unexplainable. I just try to remain calm and rebuke the devil in the name of Jesus.

Can you kindly respond to my questions so that I may have piece of mind back. Also I keep seeing ogle school no matter what page I’m googling. I am having a hard time deciding whether to take an Esthetician course, and I keep praying about it and I keep seeing the advertisement for the school over and over. Is it a sign that I should take or ignore? I’m really confused.

Thank you Pastor for your work

Sincerely,

Christi

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Jack Wellman December 28, 2013 at 9:35 pm

Hello Christi and thank you for your questions and comments. Let me say that numbers are not predictors of what will happen at all. These are just random occurrences. Numbers do have meaning for some things as you can read in the link I provided below so check it out.

http://www.whatchristianswanttoknow.com/what-is-numerology-is-it-biblical/

Now, as far as seeking help from or getting assistance from angels, let me say that angels are simply messengers although they can help us but this is for emergencies only and they are not involved in our life but they take their direct orders from God and are not ever working on their own, outside of the will of God. Don’t pay attention to numbers. They mean nothing. Don’t ask your own angel for help…God alone is your helper and He wants that place in your life. If He is not your first source for needing help (with finances, health, etc) then you will not find help anywhere else, including from your own angels. The best way to rebuke or keep in check the Devil is to pray often, read your Bible daily, and to be in a Bible-believing church. Have you spoken with your own pastor over this? What did he say? If you are not in church, then you are easy prey as sheep that stray from the Great Shepherd are more prone to Satan who is said to be roaming about seeking whom he may devour (1 Pet 5:8) but Jesus guards the sheep in the sheepfold (in the church) so there is protection no other place. You will never have protection being a lone ranger Christian. As for the choice whether to take a Esthetician course or not, that is your own choice. Just know that whatever you do, do it for the glory of God.

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John April 28, 2014 at 5:34 pm

“If you are not a believer in Christ Jesus then you have no angels watching over you, nor can your prayers be heard by God.”
Please show where the bible says this.

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Jack Wellman April 28, 2014 at 8:30 pm

Okay John, thank you sir for your question. Does God listen to and ANSWER the prayers from unbelievers and sinners?

Answer: Everyone will learn of God at some point in their existence. Until the time a person is called to repent they are considered unbelievers, not born again, sinners, and so on. Let us take a look at a few verses to see when God will and will not hear or answer those who pray to him. First, God’s ears are open to the cries of humanity in general, as Job 34 states They forced the poor to cry out to God, and he heard their calls for help. (Job 34:28)

There are times, however, when God will not listen to those who do evil or who REFUSE to listen to HIM and reject obeying His laws and commandments.

Because the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous, and His ears are open to their supplications. But the face of the Lord is against those who practice evil. (1Peter 3:12)

Because I called, and you refused to hearken, I stretched out my hand, and no one paid attention; 25. But you have despised all my counsel and would have none of my reproof. 26. I also will laugh at your calamity; I will mock when your fear comes; 27. When your calamity comes like a storm, and your destruction comes like a whirlwind, when trouble and pain come upon you, 28. Then they shall call upon me, but I will not answer; they shall seek me early, but they shall not find me. (Proverbs 1:24-28, see also Job 35:13, Proverbs 28:9, Daniel 9:13-14)

God does tell us, in no uncertain terms, that while he does not hear sinners he DOES listen to those who do his will (John 9:31).

Now, do unbelievers have angels watching over them? Matthew 18:10 states, “See that you do not look down on one of these little ones. For I tell you that their angels in heaven always see the face of my Father in heaven.” In the context, “these little ones” could either apply to those who believe in Him (v. 6) or it could refer to the little children (vs. 3-5). This is the key passage regarding guardian angels. There is no doubt that good angels help protect (Daniel 6:20-23; 2 Kings 6:13-17), reveal information (Acts 7:52-53; Luke 1:11-20), guide (Matthew 1:20-21; Acts 8:26), provide for (Genesis 21:17-20; 1 Kings 19:5-7), and minister to believers in general (Hebrews 1:14).

To return to Matthew 18:10, the word “their” is a collective pronoun in the Greek and refers to the fact that believers are served by angels in general.

Now, your turn. Show me one chapter and verse where you can find that unbelievers have angels watching over them and one chapter and verse where God hears and answers the prayers of sinners? There are literally dozens of verses that show believers have both angels and their prayers are heard. I challenge you to show me at least ONE verse that says unbelievers have their own angel and at least ONE verse that proves that God listens to and answers their prayers. it’s your turn. Show us and we will believe. “Please show were the Bible says this….”that unbelievers have angels watching over them and where God listens to and answers the prayers of unbelievers.” What do you say sir?

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KK July 10, 2014 at 7:21 am

Just discovered this web site, and am optimistic about finding many answers to many questions here. My first question, which I’ve pondered for several years: A recent fall, which broke my arm in 3 places, has shattered more than my bones. I used to believe in God’s protection; now I wonder, “Where was my guardian angel?” This may seem a foolish question, but my faith has become impaired. I have accepted Christ as my Savior, and seek his will on a consistent basis. But I have lost something precious in my relationship to him. Is there an explanation for this?

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Jack Wellman July 10, 2014 at 9:06 am

Thank you KK for your comment. You must realize that all things work together for the good of those who love God (Rom 8:28) but it never says all things will be good. Jesus never promised that we would never get hurt. What must Job have felt like? He lost everything…family, home, animals….he lost it all yet it was not his fault. If you have lost something in relationship to him then I am sorry for this. I cannot explain everything there is. We are never promised happiness in this life but eternal joy in the next. If you have repented from your sins, and trusted in Christ, then someday your joy will be full (Rev 21, 22) but until then, Jesus said the road will be narrow, difficult, and we will all have a cross to bear. I would talk to your pastor about this if this is causing you to stumble in your walk with God.

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