My mother died a few days ago and I prayed to GOD that he would bring her home. My mother was baptized as a child and has been a kind person throughout her life. But she never really found faith. Is it now presumptuous of me to ask for the salvation of her soul?
I have one answer in the story of Job: Job`s friends are disgraced by GOD for speaking against his word. But GOD allows Job to pray for his friends and to ask for grace.
God gives us rules for our own benefit. But these rules do not end in themselves. Jesus explains from a human perspective why his followers breached the Sabbat in a special situation of necessity.
Why Satan has chosen the humans to be seduced? Because the humans have been created as image of god. And that`s the reason why we are maltreated by Satan, because he don`t wont us - the children of god - to be on earth. Our existence here on earth makes him feel his endless condemnation from heaven.
My wife says: Paul didn`t like woman at all, Jesus himself had never spoken of women like that.
Helper? At first glance, that sounds like a second-class cemetery gardener. But associated with the words "helping" or "coach", the role looks different. It is Gods grace that as man I have the opportunity to rely on the wisdom of my wife.