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: How can you not believe in the Trinity and claim to be Christians? 
A: It’s very simple.  A Christian is a follower of Christ, and Christ did not teach us to believe that our three Gods are one Being.  The Trinity doctrine was invented by human beings to support a belief that completely counters what we find in the Word.  Yahweh and Jesus both teach that our Creators are three separate and distinct Beings who are uncreated.  They are not one blob with a split personality.

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. Satan never overrides God.  See Understanding the Limits of Satan’s Power (God’s Relationship with Evil).

Q: How would you describe God’s Character? 
A: Absolutely good. See How do we know that God is good?

Q: Why did God make me?
A: God made you for His own pleasure.  You are a spiritual being who is designed to thrive only when you are living to please your Creator.  God wants a personal relationship with you, but in that relationship, He is the King and you are the servant.  We will never be anything close to God’s equals.

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: “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, and The Mechanics of Spiritual Growth: Four Essential Attitudes


CONCERNING SALVATION
Q: How do we get saved? 
A: Through sufficient reverential submission to Yahweh, Jesus and the Holy Spirit as the Supreme Authorities that They are.  Good works do not save us.  We are judged by the way that our souls are responding to God, not by our works. See Understanding Salvation: How We Find the Real Gods & The Irrelevance of Titles, Jesus vs. the NT Jews: What it Means to Please God

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: Are some humans predestined by God to go to Hell?
A: No. See Understanding Divine Election: Jacob I Loved, Esau I Hated (Malachi 1 & Romans 9).

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. See What happens to the soul at the moment of salvation?.


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 and The Eternal Cost of Defying God: A Warning for Christians.

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 What Happens After Death and 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 We Got the Bible: A Reality Check for Christians, & 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 Creating a Different God: How the Bible is Being Changed to Lead You Astray.

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. See Choosing a Church: Which Denomination is Best?

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.


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  Why Pray? and 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?
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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:
This is the great irony and challenge of teaching Christians: they think in terms of plural Gods, but they don’t want this fact to be pointed out to them.  If we say to a group of Christians, “God the Father is love, and so is Jesus, and so is the Holy Spirit,” no one would object.  But if we were to then say, “Our three Gods are love,” then many Christians would freak out and start accusing us of being part of some satanic cult.  This is all thanks to the Church’s idiotic Trinity doctrine–a doctrine which was invented by Church leaders back in the days of the Roman Empire and which is a complete contradiction of what our Gods actually taught.  They introduced Themselves to humans as three separate and distinct Beings who are equal to Each Other in every way.  But many Christians aren’t ready to unlearn the Trinity foolishness yet.  For these souls, there are many other valuable truths that can be learned.  So when we are talking about characteristics and priorities that all three of our Creators share, we often use a singular form of titles like “God.”  When we are talking about a specific Creator, we specify Who we are talking about.  For example, it was Jesus, not Yahweh, who died on a cross. 

Q: Why are all the comment fields closed?
A: This is not a forum for debate. Many answers don’t make sense until you are personally asking certain questions.  Depending on where you are at in your walk, you will probably find some of the material on this site to be upsetting and offensive.  Many truths about God sound wrong to us when we are first presented with them.  To enable those who are struggling to read in peace, we have blocked the option for our readers to give feedback.  When it comes to spiritual matters, people’s opinions are irrelevant.  God’s opinion is the only one that matters.  Make sure you are seeking His guidance whenever you read information on this site.

Q: For a Christian site, you take a lot of positions that oppose core beliefs in the mainstream Church.  Isn’t that rather hypocritical?
A: On this site, we teach you how to develop strong relationships with all three of your Creators.  Essentially, that comes down to aligning with Their truths.  The Church has her own set of truths, and many of them directly contradict what God teaches.  When the Church is steering you in the wrong direction, we will point this out to you, we’ll tell you why her teaching is wrong, and we’ll show you what the right direction is.  Pleasing God is all that matters in life.  If you immerse yourself in His truth, we can guarantee that you are going to end up feeling very uncomfortable and out of place in a mainstream Christian Church.  In this world, most people are willfully defying God.  This is true both inside and outside of the Church.  If you want to pursue total devotion to God, you’re not going to have a bunch of comrades in the Church who are cheering you on.  It comes down to a question of priorities: do you want to please God or other Christians?  You can’t have it both ways.  We encourage you to choose God.

Q: Which Bible translation do you use when citing Scriptures and why?
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.