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Requested and Answered by DICAMALTA on 24-Oct-2007 22:15:44 (800 reads)
No. You will be warmly welcomed, but the choice is yours.

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Requested and Answered by DICAMALTA on 24-Oct-2007 22:13:25 (667 reads)
We are a Pentecostal/Charismatic church that believes that the gifts of the Holy Spirit are still to be received today, just as they happened in the Bible days

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Requested and Answered by DICAMALTA on 24-Oct-2007 22:09:08 (622 reads)
We have a good relationship with many different kinds of churches i.e. Pentecostals, Baptist, Charismatic, etc.

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Requested and Answered by DICAMALTA on 22-Oct-2007 16:36:02 (425 reads)
In Malta abortion is illegal. But is it morally wrong? What about abortion in cases of rape or incest?

That no one should have the right to take the life of the unborn has been a principle of medicine from ancient times. The Hippocratic Oath, first formulated as a sworn rule of conduct for doctors and physicians in ancient Greece some 2,400 years ago, says, "I will give no deadly medicine to any one if asked, nor suggest such counsel; and in a like manner I will not give a woman a pessary to induce an abortion." JH

Even then, four hundred years before the birth of Christ, people were clamoring for euthanasia and wanting to kill their unborn babies. If Hippocrates-a pagan physician who believed in all sorts of mythological gods and goddesses-knew that it was wrong to take a life, what defense do we have today after the intervening two millennia of research and learning?

When it comes to abortion, I believe God is pro-life. Let us look at the Scripture. Speaking through Moses, God told his people: "I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing; therefore choose life, that both you and your descendants may live" (Deut. 30:19). God created us as free moral agents, with the capacity to choose our course of action. But He certainly gave us explicit direction for making wise choices: "Choose life."

The Bible places great value on children. They are the "heritage" of the Lord, His "reward" (Ps. 127:3). The Bible also makes it clear that a child's life is to be protected, even while the child is in the mother's womb. Among the ancient Hebrews, penalties were prescribed against a person who injured a pregnant woman and thereby caused her to miscarry (Ex. 21:22-23).

God's Word says that if you hurt a pregnant woman and she loses the baby, you have to pay a penalty-not because it was a "blob of tissue," as abortion proponents would have us believe, but because it was a living human being.

Furthermore, God knows us, and even speaks to us, while we are in the womb. God called both Isaiah and Jeremiah to be prophets while they were still in the womb (Is. 49:1, 5; Jer. 1:4-5). Would God name and ordain a meaningless blob? That unborn child in the womb is not a blob of flesh but a life sophisticated enough to have a relationship with God Almighty!

It is tempting to rationalize abortion in dire circumstances, such as pregnancy resulting from rape or incest. Such pregnancies are very rare. And if pregnancy does occur, the woman's trauma and guilt should not be compounded by the taking of innocent human life. Abortion does not solve the problem of violence or abuse-it increases the problem. We should punish the criminal, not the victim

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Requested and Answered by DICAMALTA on 22-Oct-2007 16:18:42 (441 reads)
It is certainly possible that a Christian may go through problems or become ill because of sin or disobedience. Sickness can also result from not taking care of our bodies, or it can be a response to stress or worry.
But sometimes illnesses, trials and difficulties, strike precisely because we are in the center of God's will and Satan wants to derail us. Overcoming struggles is at the heart of the Christian life. The Bible teaches that suffering should not surprise us. "Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you:" (1 Peter 4:12 KJV).

In spite of that clear teaching, some preachers give the impression that if you're truly living by faith, you won't experience suffering or sickness, or that if you do, God is obligated to deliver you and heal you.

There are two extremes to the faith message. Some preach that God never heals, which is dead wrong. Others preach that God heals every time, which is also wrong. God responds to our faith, but there is no "magic formula" that insures God will answer our prayers exactly as we want. God is not a cosmic bellhop that we can command to do our will. The purpose of prayer is to change us so that we want to do His will.

At DICA we always pray in faith for the sick, believing it is God's general will that we live in divine health. However, we do not always know His specific will for a person at a particular time. So sometimes God does not heal a person, even when that person prays in genuine faith. God is sovereign, and He acts according to His purposes-which we do not always know in advance. What we do know is that God works everything together for good in the life of a believer (Rom. 8:28), that He has ordained a divine purpose for us, and that he works everything out according to His eternal plan (Eph. 1:11).

Sometimes it is the people with great faith who face the most suffering. Smith Wigglesworth witnessed mighty miracles of God's power in his healing crusades. Yet he would go home and roll on the floor in pain from kidney stones. The apostle Paul worked many miracles and successfully prayed for multitudes of people to be healed. Yet Paul himself was never healed of a physical malady he referred to as his "thorn in the flesh" (2. Cor. 12:7-10). The apostle prayed earnestly, but God did not remove this sickness from him. Instead, God's greatness was made all the more manifest in Paul's weakness


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