Posts tagged 2019
How Can We Save Our Loved Ones?

In this episode Dr. Betters answers the question, "Hi my brother grew up Christian, and went to college to be a pastor. During those years he struggled with alcoholism. He prayed to God to help him conquer that but he felt betrayed by God because he struggled with it for many more years and even gave up trying to preach. He now says that he doesn't even believe in God because if he really existed he would have taken that from him. He then takes it further and says he can't believe in a God who lets children and babies and even adults suffer, all the while keeping their neighbor safe. How can I try and bring him back to God other than praying for him?"

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How Can I Pursue Jesus When Everything Is Okay?

In this episode Dr. Betters answers the question, "I’ve watched a bunch of your videos and it breaks my heart to hear about all the pain and suffering people are dealing with. To be honest, right now I feel like my life is going really well, no major issues, no struggles, no problems but after watching your videos I realized that I am not really deepening my relationship with Christ because, well, “things are good”. I mean, people seem to need Jesus more when they are hurting but how do you need Him just as much when things are ok?"

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Can I View God As A Motherly Figure?

In this episode Dr. Betters answers the question, "I grew up in a very abusive home. My father was a terrible man and has caused me great pain and suffering. My mother finally got the courage to leave him but the damage was already done. I am now in my 30’s and have recently begun attending church. I just heard a sermon that was all about viewing God as our father and it caused me to want to vomit because it made me think about all the horrible things my father did to me. I just can’t go there, I can’t use that image. Is it wrong to view God as a “motherly” figure? (refer to Isaiah 66:13, 49:15)"

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Fight Our Sin Or Fight For Joy?

In this episode Dr. Betters answers the question, "I listen to a lot of different Pastor’s and I feel like there are basically 2 main themes that I hear….they are either preaching the Gospel through the lense that we need to be fighting against our sin or they are preaching to ultimately fight for finding joy in all things. One feels like a finger pointer and the other a cheerleader….your videos seem to be very direct, so which is it? Fight our sin or fight for joy?"

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Protecting Our Homes Spiritually

In this episode Dr. Betters answers the question, "Pastor Betters I have a niece who converted to the Muslim faith. My parents are older and followers of Christ. On one of my visits, I was told that my niece’s husband was in another room praying to Allah. Was I wrong for telling my parents to be careful of what they allow in their house and what they listen to?"

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How Do I Make Good Decisions?

In this episode, Dr. Betters answers the question, "I have a couple of big decisions in front of me. I have been praying about them for awhile seeking the Lord’s clarity and direction although I still do not feel at peace. Does that mean I’m making the wrong decision? Does that mean that both options are wrong? Should there always be peace about decisions before we make them?"

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Should I seek out my Birth Father?

In this episode Dr. Betters answers the question, "I grew up in a really rough neighborhood, I mean, really rough. Drugs and prostitution were all around me as a boy. I always thought my dad dies when I was a toddler...at least that is what my mother always told me. Now I am in the 20’s and recently found out that she has been lying to me all these years. The truth is, she has no idea who my dad is as she was selling herself in order to pay the bills which is painful to even think about. Part of me wants to find him and know who my dad is but the other part of me struggles with the fact that he was someone willing to pay and essentially abuse a women just for sex. Is it wrong not to look for him now that I know he might still be alive?"

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