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Bring It On-Line: Origin of God

We know Jesus was born in Bethlehem, but where did God come from? My pastor came to my house I asked him for healing scriptures. He told me "there aren't any and when it's time to die, you'll die." Please help. God does believe in ... ... Read Transcript


IT'S TIME TO "BRING IT ON"

WITH YOUR E-MAIL QUESTIONS.

SO WE'RE GOING TO JUMP RIGHT

IN WITH DON.

HE SAYS, "MY MOTHER IS A

RECENT WIDOW.

ONE OF MY BROTHERS PAYS HER

MORTGAGE, ANOTHER MAINTAINS

HER CAR AND YARD, AND A

THIRD BROTHER IS HANDICAPPED

AND LIVES WITH HER

FULL-TIME.

I FULLY SUPPORT HELPING MY

PARENTS WHEN THEY'RE IN

NEED, HOWEVER, MY MOM HAS A

DRINKING PROBLEM AND A

SMOKING ADDICTION.

THEREFORE I DON'T SUPPORT

HER.

SHE SHOULD BE USING THAT

MONEY TO LIVE ON.

I'M MADE OUT TO BE THE BAD

GUY.

SHOULD I PITCH IN AND HELP

MY SIBLINGS WITH THE CARE OF

MY MOTHER AND BROTHER?"

Pat: I DON'T SEE

ANYTHING IN THE BIBLE THAT

SAYS HONOR YOUR MOTHER AND

FATHER AS LONG AS THEY DON'T

DRINK.

Kristi: RIGHT.

COME ON.

Pat: I DON'T THINK GOD

HAS GIVEN YOU THAT POWER.

YOU'RE SUPPOSED TO LOOK

AFTER YOUR PARENTS.

ON THE OTHER HAND, IF SHE

TAKES MONEY YOU GIVE HER AND

USES IT TO FEED AN ALCOHOLIC

HABIT, MAYBE YOU CAN BUY HER

THINGS THAT SHE CAN'T USE TO

BUY WHISKEY WITH.

YOU CAN FIGURE THAT OUT.

NO, YOU'RE NOT EXCUSED JUST

BECAUSE YOU DON'T AGREE WITH

HER HABITS.

Kristi: I LIKE IT.

CHARLES WRITES AND SAYS, "I

WAS ATTENDING A CHURCH FOR

ABOUT FOUR YEARS, BUT I

DIDN'T KNOW THEY DIDN'T

BELIEVE IN E HEALING.

I ENDED UP WITH CANCER, AND

I HAD ABOUT A 20-POUND TOO

TUMOR ATTACH TO ALL OF MY

ORGANS.

WHEN THE PASTOR CAME TO MY

HOUSE, I ASKED HIM FOR

SCRIPTURES, AND HE TOLD ME

WHEN IT IS TIME TO DIE,

YOU'LL DIE.

PLEASE HELP."

Pat: I THINK IF YOU

WATCH THIS PROGRAM, WE PRAY

EVERY DAY FOR HEALINGS AND

HAVE MIRACLES.

Kristi: RIGHT.

Pat: IT SOUNDS LIKE

YOUR CANCER IS VERY FAR

ALONG.

AND YOU'RE WAITING KIND OF

LONG.

Kristi: BUT GOD IS A

MIRACLE WORKER.

JACKSON WRITES IN AND SAYS,

"WE KNOW THAT JESUS WAS BORN

IN BETHLEHEM, BUT WHERE DID

GOD COME FROM?"

ISN'T THE QUESTION OF ALL

AGES.

Pat: TO SAY ONE WAS

BORN IN BETHLEHEM AND WHERE

IS IS GOD FROM -- THAT'S A

BIT OF A STRETCH.

THE BIBLE SAYS IN THE

BEGINNING GOD.

BEFORE THERE WAS ANYTHING

THAT COULD HAVE A BEGINNING,

GOD WAS ALREADY THERE.

WHERE DID HE COME FROM?

HE HAS NEVER REVEALED IT TO

US.

HE SAID FROM EVERLASTING

UNTO EVERLASTING, THOU ART

GOD.

BUT WE DON'T KNOW WHERE HE

CAME FROM.

AND I DON'T KNOW,

AND I

DON'T THINK ANYBODY ELSE

KNOWS.

ONE DAY WHEN WE GET TO

HEAVEN, HE'LL SHOW IT TO US,

BUT NOT NOW.

HE HAS SHOWN US WHAT WE NEED

IN OUR LIVES TO REACH

SALVATION AND TO MAKE SURE

WE LIVE A LIFE EVERLASTING.

HE HAS PROVIDED FOR THAT.

AND HE SHOWED US HOW TO

LIVE.

BUT CERTAIN MYSTERIES HE

KEPT TO HIMSELF AND THAT IS

ONE OF THEM.

Kristi: I REMEMBER WHEN

MY SON WAS LITTLE, HE ASKED

WHAT COLOR IS GOD?

HE IS EVERY COLOR IN THE

RAINBOW.

LORENZO WRITES IN, "HOW DO

YOU KNOW THE DIFFERENCE

BETWEEN THE HOLY SPIRIT'S

VOICE AND YOUR OWN

THOUGHTS?"

Pat: THEIR SENSES ARE

EXERCISED TO DISCERN GOOD

FROM EVIL.

YOU WALK WITH GOD AND YOU

LEARN.

YOU LEARN WHAT IS THE VOICE

OF GOD AND WHAT ISN'T.

IT'S VERY, VERY EASY, EVEN

IF YOU'RE OLD, TO MISTAKE

YOUR OWN VOICE FOR THE VOICE

OF THE HOLY SPIRIT.

THERE IS NO SUBJECT TO

TESTING OR TRYING OR FROM

WALKING WITH GOD TO SEE IF

IT WORKS OR NOT.

THERE IS NO OTHER WAY.

Kristi: PHILIP

SAYS, "PAT, I HAVE ALWAYS

FOUND IT INTERESTING THAT

THE APOSTLE PAUL SPEAKS OF

HIS THORN IN THE THRESH.

HE ASKED FOR GOD TO REMOVE

IT, BUT INSTEAD HE SAID MY

GRACE IS SUFFICIENT.

WHY DO YOU THINK THE BIBLE

NEVER MAKES IT CLEAR WHAT

THE THORN WAS" --

Pat: HE SAYS WHAT IT

WAS.

HE SAYS AN ANGEL OF SATAN

PUT THE PORN -- EVERYWHERE

HE WENT HE WAS BEATEN AND

PEOPLE WERE CURSING HIM.

HE WAS PUT IN PRISON, AND HE

WAS FINALLY KILLED.

THE OTHER THING IS THEY

THOUGHT HE HAD CHRONIC OP

OPTHOMOLIC -- I CAN'T SAY

THE WORD, BUT IT WAS AN

INFECTION OF THE EYE.

HE SAID MY APPEARANCE WAS

PRETTY WHEN I CAME TO YOU.

HE SAID AN ANGEL OF SATAN

WAS

SENT

TO BOTHER ME.

THAT'S

WHAT HE SAID IT

WAS,

SO LET'S TAKE HIS WORD FOR

IT.

Kristi: I THINK THERE

IS ONE MORE FROM AMY WHO

SAYS, "WHAT SHOULD BE THE

CHRISTIAN'S ATTITUDE AND

ROLE IN REGARD TO OUR

ENVIRONMENT.

IT SEEMS LIKE SO MANY

CHRISTIANS -- IT SEEMS MANY

CHRISTIANS ARE AGAINST GOING

GREEN, BUT SHOULDN'T WE HELP

PRESERVE THE EARTH THAT GOD

CREATED?"

Pat: LISTEN, OF COURSE

WE ARE.

GOD GAVE US THE STEWARDSHIP

OF THE EARTH TO CARE FOR IT,

TO PROTECT IT, TO HUSBAND

IT, TO LOOK AFTER IT, TO

LOVE IT.

OF COURSE WE SHOULD.

THIS GREEN MOVEMENT, THOUGH,

BECOMES A RELIGION.

AND YOU CAN'T MAKE A

RELIGION OUT OF THE EARTH.

PEOPLE WORSHIP THE EARTH.

THEY WORSHIP THE

WILDERNESS.

GOD DOESN'T WANT THAT.

GOD IS THE CREATOR.

WE WORSHIP THE CREATOR.

AND THIS IS PART OF HIS

CREATION.

WE TREAT IT WITH RESPECT,

AND WE LOOK AFTER IT.

CHRISTIANS SHOULD NOT RAPE

THE ENVIRONMENT.

THEY SHOULD CARE FOR THE

ENVIRONMENT, INCLUDING THE

AIR, THE WATER, THE PLANTS,

THE ANIMALS.

IF WE ARE REALLY LIVING FOR

GOD, WE WILL CARE FOR HIS

CREATION.

OKAY.

Kristi: VERY GOOD.

Pat: I'M SO PLEASED.

Kristi: AND IF YOU HAVE

MORE QUESTIONS FOR PAT, YOU

CAN LOG ON TO cbn.com, OR

CALL 1-800-759-0700 BECAUSE

PAT LOVES TO ANSWER YOUR

QUESTIONS.

Pat: I REALLY

APPRECIATE YOUR

QUESTIONS.

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