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Bring It On-Line: Head of Household

Since I bring in the larger paycheck then my husband should I be in charge of the household? Should we pray for our loved ones who have passed away? What does the Bible say about this? If God and Jesus are the same being, why does only God know ... Read Transcript


Kristi: TIME IS

TICKING, SO WE'RE GOING TO

JUMP IN WITH YOUR E-MAIL

QUESTIONS.

ERICA SAYS, "MY HUSBAND HAS

ALWAYS SAID HE IS THE HEAD

OF THE HOUSEHOLD BECAUSE HE

BRINGS IN A LARGER

PAYCHECK.

RECENTLY I GOT A RAISE, AND

NOW I MAKE MORE MONEY.

SO DOES THIS MEAN I NEED TO

TAKE ON THE LEAD ROLE IN THE

HOME?

WHAT DOES GOD SAY ABOUT

THIS, PAT?"

Pat: THE BIBLE SAYS THE

HUSBAND IS THE HEAD OF THE

HOUSEHOLD.

IT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH

WHO MAKES THE MOST MONEY.

INTERESTINGLY ENOUGH, SO

MANY OF THESE WOMEN ARE

OUTCLASSING THE MEN, BY FAR,

IN TERMS OF THEIR EARNING

CAPACITY.

I THINK MANY OF THEM HAVE

ADVISED FOLKS ALONG THE WAY

TO HAVE SEPARATE BANK

ACCOUNTS SO THEY HAVE SOME

CONTROL OVER THEIR OWN

MONEY.

BUT IN TERMS OF SPIRITUAL

DEVELOPMENT OF THE CHILDREN,

IN TERMS OF THE LONG-RANGE

PLANS OF THE FAMILY, THE

HUSBAND IS SUPPOSED TO BE

THE HIGH PRIEST.

HE IS SUPPOSED TO GO BEFORE

THE LORD AND SAY, LORD, GIVE

ME DIRECTION.

AND TOGETHER HE AND THE WIFE

WILL PRAY.

AND THEY ARE TO BE IN

UNITY.

AND THE BIBLE SAYS TO MAN

MAKE PEACE WITH YOUR WIFE SO

THAT YOUR PRAYERS WOULD NOT

BE HINDERED.

SO THERE NEEDS TO BE HARMONY

BETWEEN THE HUSBAND AND WIFE

SO THEIR PRAYERS WILL NOT BE

HINDERED.

ALLEN SAYS "IN 1

CORINTHIANS SAYS THAT THE --

MY WIFE WAS A CHRISTIAN WHEN

WE MARRIED, AND HAS SINCE

WALKED AWAY FROM GOD.

DOES THIS MEAN SHE'LL GO TO

HEAVEN BECAUSE SHE MARRIED

ME, A CHRISTIAN?"

Pat: THAT DOESN'T HAVE

ANYTHING TO DO WITH GOING TO

HEAVEN.

IT HAS TO DO WITH YOUR

CHILDREN.

YOU SEE, IN THE JEWISH

TRADITION, THROUGH THE

WOMAN, FEMALE LINE, THEIR

OFF SPRING BECAME PART OF

THE COVENANT OF ISRAEL.

THAT'S WHAT WE'RE TALKING

ABOUT.

HE SAID LEST YOUR

CHILDREN -- IF YOU READ

FURTHER ON, LEST YOUR

CHILDREN.

SO HE IS TALKING ABOUT THE

CHILDREN.

AND THE CHILDREN COME INTO

THE COVENANT RELATIONSHIP

WITH GOD IF ONE OF THE

MEMBERS IS A BELIEVER.

THAT'S WHAT PAUL WAS

SAYING.

DOES THAT MEAN YOUR WIFE IS

GOING TO HEAVEN OR NOT GOING

TO HEAVEN, I MEAN, IT

DOESN'T APPLY TO THAT AT

ALL.

Kristi: CECILIA

SAYS, "I JUST WANT TO ASK,

SHOULD WE PRAY FOR OUR LOVED

ONES WHO HAVE PASSED AWAY,

AND WHAT DOES THE BIBLE SAY

ABOUT THIS?"

Pat: PAUL WAS WRITING

TO ONE CHURCH WHO DIDN'T

BELIEVE IN THE SECOND COMING

AND DIDN'T BELIEVE IN THE

RESURRECTION, ACTUALLY.

AND HE SAID, IF YOU DON'T

BELIEVE IN THE RESURRECTION,

HOW COME YOU'RE PRAYING FOR

THE DEAD.

THAT DOESN'T MEAN HE

APPROVED OF IT.

ONCE SOMEBODY DIES, THAT

DECISION IS FINAL.

YOU'RE NOT GOING TO PRAY TO

CHANGE IT.

SO

WHY BOTHER?

PRAY FOR THE SURVIVORS.

PRAY FOR THE CHILDREN.

PRAY FOR THE SURVIVING

SPOUSE, ETC.

BUT THE PERSON IS DEAD IS

DEAD, GONE.

YOUR PRAYERS ARE NOT GOING

TO HAVE IMPACT WITH THEIR

ULTIMATE DESTINY.

Kristi: SHERRY

SAYS, "I'M HAVING A HARD

TIME UNDERSTANDING

SCRIPTURE.

THE BIBLE STATES IN THE

BEGINNING WAS THE WORD, AND

THE WORD WAS GOD AND THE

WORD IS GOD.

AND JESUS SAID, WHEN YOU SEE

ME, YOU HAVE ALSO SEEN THE

FATHER.

AND SO WHY DOES JESUS SAID

NO ONE KNOWS THE TIME BUT

THE FATHER.

HELP ME UNDERSTAND."

Pat: THE TRINITY IS A

MYSTERY, BUT THIS IS THE WAY

IT IS.

WE BELIEVE IN ONE GOD,

ETERNALLY EXISTENT IN THREE

PERSONS.

THERE IS THE FATHER, WHO IS

THE CREATIVE MIND.

THERE IS THE SON, WHO IS THE

AGENT OF CREATION, AND THERE

IS THE SPIRIT THAT FLOWS

FROM THE RELATIONSHIP OF THE

FATHER AND SON, THAT IS THE

ACTIVE FORCE THROUGHOUT THE

UNIVERSE.

BUT THEY ARE SEPARATE

PEOPLE.

NOW, JESUS WAS TALKING,

ACTUALLY, WHEN HE WAS HERE

ON EARTH.

WHAT HE SAID IS RIGHT NOW

THE ANGELS DON'T KNOW WHEN

I'M COMING, AND I DON'T

KNOW.

BUT HE SAID, YOU'VE SEEN ME,

YOU'VE SEEN THE FATHER.

BECAUSE HE WAS GOD.

JESUS WAS GOD.

BUT THIS PARTICULAR THING,

HE SAID THE FATHER HAS KEPT

UNTO HIMSELF.

SO, LISTEN, PEOPLE, FOR

HUNDREDS OF YEARS, HAVE

TRIED TO FIGURE HIS BABY

OUT.

SO DON'T THINK I'M GOING TO

WRITE A BOOK ABOUT IT.

BUT THAT'S THE WAY IT IS.

THAT'S WHAT THE -- THAT'S

CORRECT THEOLOGY, WHAT I

JUST TOLD YOU.

HOW IT ALL WORKS, WHEN WE

GET TO HEAVEN, WE'LL FIND

OUT.

Kristi: DANIELLE SAYS,

"HI, I'M 8 YEARS OLD, AND

WHY DID GOD LET SIN INTO

THE WORLD WHEN HE KNOWS WHAT

IS GOING TO HAPPEN IN OUR

LIVES?"

MY SON ASKS ME THE SAME

QUESTION.

Pat: GOD ALLOWED

FREEDOM IN ORDER TO HAVE A

PERFECT BEING.

YOU HAVE TO HAVE FREEDOM.

LIKE YOUR CHILDREN.

YOU DON'T WANT YOUR CHILDREN

TO COME AND HUG YOU BECAUSE

THEY KNOW YOU'RE GOING TO

BEAT THE DAY LIGHTS OUT OF

YOU IF THEY DON'T.

YOU WANT THEM TO HUG YOU

BECAUSE THEY LOVE YOU.

THAT'S A VOLITIONAL ACT, AND

GOD WANTS OUR LOVE FREELY.

THAT MEANS WE HAVE THE

DECISION TO SAY NO, AS WELL

AS YES.

OTHERWISE IT IS NOT A

LEGITIMATE DECISION.

SO HE GAVE US FREEDOM.

HE KNEW THAT MEN WOULD SIN.

HE KNEW THAT SATAN WOULD

FALL.

HE KNEW THESE THINGS, BUT HE

ALLOWED HIS CREATURES TO

HAVE FREE WILL.

BUT WHAT HAS HE DONE?

HE HAS SENT HIS SON TO

REDEEM THE UNIVERSE.

AND HE IS GOING TO PROVE TO

THE ANGELS, THE

PRINCIPALITIES IN POWERS,

THAT LOVE OVERCOMES

REBELLION AND HATRED.

AND ONE DAY HE IS GOING TO

SAY ENOUGH OF THIS.

YOU'VE HAD YOUR RUN, AND NOW

I'M GOING TO TAKE YOU AND

PUT A CHAIN ON YOU AND LOCK

YOU UP IN A BOTTOMLESS PIT

WHERE YOU'RE NOT GOING TO

GET OUT ANYMORE.

AND FROM THEN ON OUT IT WILL

BE SWEETNESS AND LIGHT FOR

THOSE OF US WHO LIVE IN THE

KINGDOM OF GOD.

AT THAT POINT, THERE WILL BE

NO MORE SIN, NO MORE

SUFFERING, NO MORE PAIN.

Kristi: GOOD JOB.

Pat: OH, I'M SO GLAD.

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