Brother Ron Barnes
Founder and Pastor

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Ask Brother Ron
Brother Ron answers your questions about religion, spirituality and ministry

Gatebuilder Ministry
A ministry to ministries. We want to help you become a more effective servant of our Father and your community.

Living Smart
Outreach Ministry

Equipping people to be positive,  productive members of the community.

Prayer Ministry
Prayers and prayer resources for Baha'i, Buddhists, Christians, Hindus, Jews, Muslims, Native Americans, New Age, Pagans and other faiths.


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Religious Education
Resources to expand your knowledge and understanding of the world's major religions

Music Ministry
Ron's original gospel songs and links to Christian music web sites.

Resource Directory
Where to find help for medical problems, abuse, finances and other issues.

Career Planning
How to identify the right career, locate potential employers and get the job you want.



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Why Can't We Pray to God?


Dear Brother Ron

Why do you have to go through Jesus to talk to God? Aren't they supposed to be one and the same? Why can't you just pray to God?

Autumn


Dear Autumn

Of course you can pray to God. You are His child. He loves you and likes to talk to you. The concept of going through Jesus is based on several Bible verses where Jesus says whatever we ask in His name, He will do.

John 14:13 And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.
John 14:14 If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it.

The same message is echoed in John 15:16 and John 16:23 & 24.

Jesus and God are not the same. Jesus repeatedly referred to God as His Father. A father and a son are two different people. Jesus also repeatedly told us to worship God. He never said we should worship Him.

So by all means pray to God as Jesus told us to do. You will find He is a great listener.

Best always
Brother Ron