Brother Ron Barnes
Founder and Pastor

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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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Will I Ever Understand the Bible?


Dear Brother Ron

If I read the Bible in faith and sincerity, will I understand it, or will I always need help? How should I go about choosing a lifetime faith based on the Bible when Christian religions are all different? Is it enough that I accept Christ in my heart or do I also need to accept a denomination and its interpretations?

Nancy


Dear Nancy

The Bible is Religion 101. Truly understanding God is lifelong learning. People have been coming up with different interpretations of the Bible for hundreds of years. You may very well come up with your own which is different from any of them. That's OK. The import-ant thing is not what the Bible tells you but what God tells you about what you find there.

Once you find the center of the Christ energy within you, visit various churches. Find one where you are in agreement with their doctrine and their mission. A church is not dogma or buildings or bureaucracy. A church is the people. Find people who see God the way He has revealed Himself to you and want the same things for your community that you want. Then work with them to accomplish the mission our Father has set before you.

Best always
Brother Ron