"I agree with Jack and I would further add that it's never a good idea to make long term decisions unless one is fully committed and passionate about them. It sounds as if you have had a lot on your plate recently. Take time off, do…"
"...not to mention Christian martyrs, saints and most holy men from other religions who endured sacrifices and pain way beyond those any normal 'man' would ever do. In truth we mistake meekness for weakness. Inner strength is…"
"I prefer the ESV. I am a theology student and so the "essentially-literal" translation is useful to me since the Bible is the bulk of my research material. For my own personal devotions though I have enjoyed using both the NIV and NLT. As…"
"There are many, many theories about what you are asking. Simply put, your question boils down to the purpose of the atonement, or "why did Jesus have to die?". I wrote a brief (2 page) essay on the subject for a theology class which was…"
"I'm not sure I full understand the questions here, but if I do, here are a couple of answers:
The kingdom of God is righteousness, peace, and joy in the Holy Spirit. Rom 14:17
Signs and wonders shall follow after those…"