The Pursuit of God

Serious Topics for Serious Christians

What We Teach/FAQs

CONCERNING GOD
Q: How many Gods are there? 
A: Three: Yahweh (God the Father), Jesus (God the Son), and the Holy Spirit.  They are eternal, all-knowing, sovereign, omnipotent and omnipresent Beings.  They are uncreated.

Q: Three Gods?  Isn’t that Mormonism?
A: No, it isn’t.  Mormonism is a cult which believes in three created gods.  Their “God the Father” used to be a man until he “progressed” to godhood.  He has a physical body and a wife (Heavenly Mother).  As soon as you claim that any of our Creators are mere created beings, you are dealing with a satanic heresy.

Q: So you reject the doctrine of the Trinity? 
A: Of course, and you would as well if you understood why it was invented. See
The Trinity Doctrine: Its Origin & Absurdity.

Q: Is Jesus fully God and fully man?
A: No.  To say that Jesus is part human is to reduce Him to a created being, and the worship of created beings is idolatry.  Jesus is 100% God.

Q: Does God do evil? 
A: Yes.  God does both good and evil.  Nothing happens in this universe without God’s approval and help.

Q: How do we please God?
A: By embracing soul attitudes which He says please Him, such as reverence, submission, dependency and trust. A soul who is pleasing God is one who can sincerely agree with this statement: “God, pleasing You is more important to me than pleasing myself.  I want Your will to happen in my life.”  See
What it Means to be Aligned with God.


CONCERNING SALVATION
Q: How do we acquire salvation? 
A: See Salvation Q&A.

Q: Do you have to get baptized in order to receive salvation?
A: No.

Q: Should you speak in tongues if you’re really saved? 
A: Tongues has nothing to do with salvation.  Most Christians will never speak in tongues. See Speaking in Tongues.

Q: What does it mean to receive the Holy Spirit?
A:
See
Understanding Salvation: Getting the Holy Spirit.

Q: Does God love ethnic Jews more than non-Jews?
A:
No. See
More Lies from Paul: God Loves Jews More Than Gentiles (Romans 11).

Q: How does salvation change who we are?
A: It is not our nature which changes at salvation, but God’s attitude towards us.


CONCERNING ETERNITY
Q: Is Hell eternal? 

A: Yes.

Q: Are there going to be varying degrees of punishments and rewards in eternity?
A: Yes.  See
Understanding God’s Justice: Inequality in Hell.

Q: How will we be judged in eternity?
A: We will be judged by how well our souls responded to God on earth, not by our external actions.  See The Inner Room: Understanding How God Judges You

Q: When do souls actually arrive in Heaven or Hell?  Do they have to wait until Christ returns? 
A: No, our arrival in Heaven or Hell is immediate.  See The Resurrection Myth: Why the Dead in Christ Won’t Really Rise.


CONCERNING THE BIBLE
Q: Should the Bible be viewed as God’s equivalent?

A: Absolutely not. This is a form of idolatry.

Q: Is the Bible inerrant & infallible? 
A: No. See How the NT Epistles Define Christ: Not God, Just Another Flawed Human

Q: Is the Bible Divinely inspired? 
A: Parts of it. But there is a lot of teaching in the Bible that is just plain wrong.  See Imitating the Idolatry of NT Jews: All Scripture is God-Breathed.

Q: Which is the perfect Bible translation? 
A: There isn’t one.  Every translation has issues, and those issues grow worse over time.  See Bible Study Help: Which translation should you use?.

Q: Would God ever go against His written Word?
A: Of course.  We find many examples of Him doing this right inside the Bible.  The Bible does not limit God in any way.  See Present Convictions vs. Past Commands.


CONCERNING CHURCH
Q:
Which is the perfect denomination? 

A: There isn’t one.

Q: Do we have to attend church in order to grow spiritually?
A: No.  We should follow the Holy Spirit’s convictions regarding how often we attend church.  There are times when He will lead us not to go.  See Fellowship In Perspective.

Q: Are Christians supposed to tithe? 
A: Tithing is not required under the New Covenant.  We should give in accordance with the Holy Spirit’s leading.  See All About Tithing.

Q: Which Christian denomination does the teaching on this website most closely align with?
A:
 None. Unlike many other Christian groups, we don’t just claim to be “non-denominational” while we secretly push a certain denomination’s viewpoints.  The teaching on this site is simply too radical to align with any established Christian denomination. If you’re just looking for material that will affirm whatever your pastor is telling you, then you’ve come to the wrong place.  But your pastor is also wrong about a lot of stuff, so if you’re ready to unlearn false beliefs and stop relying on humans to tell you how to think,  you’ll benefit from our material. See
Finding a Church That Teaches What We Teach: Why It Can’t Be Done.


CONCERNING PRAYER
Q:
What is purpose of prayer? 

A: Prayer is the non-verbal communication between our souls and God.  Prayer is supposed to be a means through which we practice submission to and communion with God. God-led prayer results in the cultivation of soul attitudes which please God, such as reverence, submission, dependency and trust.  Flesh-led prayer results in bossing God about and refusing to acknowledge His sovereignty over all things. See Treating God Like God: Simple Steps to Improving the Way that We Pray.

Q: Should we pray for the lost? 
A: No, we should not. God is already taking the best possible care of every soul.  To ask Him to help the lost is to suggest that He isn’t already doing so–this is insulting to God.  Furthermore, God wants people to have the option of rejecting Him and He is not going to force salvation upon anyone because we prayed for them. See Improving Our Treatment of God: Why We Shouldn’t Pray for the Lost.


CONCERNING THIS SITEFAQs

Q: Is this material available in other languages?
A:
No.  All of our material is in English. We do not provide translation services.

Q: Do I need to ask permission before I use or copy your written and/or audio material?
A:
No, you don’t.  We don’t care what you do with it.  We don’t charge, we don’t copyright, and we don’t need you to refer back to our site if you post our material elsewhere.  The purpose of this site is to educate people, not engage in turf wars.

Q: Why do some articles get removed?  Should I take that to mean that your views have changed?
A:
Our job is to maintain this site in a way that aligns with the leading that God gives us.  Your job is to depend on God alone to guide you in life.  Accepting something simply because it’s posted here is the wrong reason to accept it.  Rejecting something simply because we removed certain articles is the wrong reason to reject it.  God should be the One shaping your theology, not this website.

Q: Why do you switch back and forth between singular and plural forms of “God” and “Creator”?
A: 
When we are talking about characteristics and priorities that all three of our Creators have in common, we often use the generic title of God.  When we are talking about a specific Deity, we specify Who we are talking about.  For example, it was Jesus, not Yahweh, who died on a cross.

Q: Which Bible translation do you use when citing Scriptures?
A: We use a variety of Bible translations in our citations.  Sometimes we use combinations of translations.  We will use whatever translation we feel best communicates the meaning of the text. We capitalize all pronouns for God.

Q: How do you define the terms soul & spirit?
A: We use the terms interchangeably to refer to the real you.  We use the terms “flesh” and “earthsuit” to refer to your body, mind & emotions.  Your soul/spirit and your flesh/earthsuit each have their own wills which are often opposed to each other.