The Gift of Miracles/Healing

Question: What is the gift of miracles? Does anyone have it? Is it not the same as the gift of healing as recorded in I Corinthians 12:9, 28, 29? Answer: Miracle in the dictionary is defined as “An extraordinary event manifesting the supernatural work of God.” And, of course, healing of sicknesses in answer to…

Gifts and Calling of God are Without Repentance

Question: Please explain Romans 11:29. Does this mean that if God calls a person into the ministry or for any other phase of the work of God and endows him with gifts suitable to his call; if that person backslides his gifts and calling still continue on even after he has backslidden? Answer: The answer…

Ministers, Doctors, Hospitals and Medicine

Question: What should be the position of the Church of God and saints in general in regard to ministers and gospel workers who willingly submit themselves into the hands of doctors and go to hospitals or resort to medicines? Would it be thought conceivable that God would instruct such an one to submit to doctors,…

Backslidden Ministers

Question: Please explain Romans 11:29. Does this mean that if God calls a person into the ministry or for any other phase of the work of God and endows him with gifts suitable to his call; if that person backslides his gifts and calling still continue on even after he has backslidden? Answer: The answer…

Shepherds in Ezekiel 34

Question: Please comment on Ezekiel 34:2-6 (Who are these shepherds?); also taking into consideration verse 12 “The cloudy and dark day.” Answer: The shepherds spoken of in these verses would be those whom God had appointed to guide, care for, and feed His flock, the children of Israel. This would refer to their priests and…

Neither As Being Lords Over God’s Heritage

Question: Please explain I Peter 5:1-3; especially verse 3 which says, “Neither as being lords over God’s heritage, but being ensamples to the flock.” How could a pastor or minister be a lord over God’s heritage? Answer: I Peter 5:1-3 reads: “The elders which are among you I exhort, who am also an elder, and…

Bearing the Name “Bishop”

Question: Is it right for one to be bearing “Bishop” as a name? Answer: I presume the questioner in this case has reference to “Bishop” as a title in connection with one’s name such as, “Bishop John Doe.” First of all I would point out to all of us that we should never identify the…

The Office of the Bishop

Question: Does I Timothy 3:1 apply to any minister or just to bishops only? Answer: This verse refers specifically to “bishops” and the following verses give a detailed outline of the qualifications of the man who is to fill that place. The New American Standard Version says, “If any man aspires to the office of…

Offices in the Church (Selection/ Duties/ Ordination)

Question: Will you please comment some on the different parts of the ministry and other officers in the Church; the methods of their selection, the method of certification or ordination and procedure for this and their duties, etc. Answer: This is a very big subject and I am certain I will not be able to…