1 Phil 1: 21 – For to me, to live is Christ, and to die is gain. 2 Timothy 4: 8 – Finally, there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness which the Lord, the righteous judge, will give to me on that day. Acts 7: 55 – But he, being full of […]


Question: Why do people differ so drastically on theories about the Rapture? I don’t know what to believe, please help! (By Val Waldeck. Taken from Joy Magazine “Ask Val”. Answer: My research has convinced me that the Rapture of he Church is a fact and I was delighted to find literature demonstrating that the very […]

Hypnotism – what’s the Word on it?

(Also from “Ask Val”) Hypnotism results in an altered state of consciousness where the mind becomes susceptible to outside influence and is less able to tell what is real and what is not. For example, the mind can refuse to acknowledge the reality of pain in the body. It also leaves the mind – the […]

Why Does God Allow Pain?

Acknowledgement to Joy Magazine South Africa. Copied from May 2010 issue. If there’s one question Christians are asked frequently, especially when you’re ministering to people in times of crisis, it’s “Why does God allow pain?” So when you’re asked that question, here are four answers I can suggest.  1. GOD HAS GIVEN US FREE WILL […]

How Can a Loving God Send Anyone To Hell?

View July 2010 Issue >>Taken from Joy Magazine How Can a Loving God Send Anyone To Hell? One of the common objections thrown at Christians can be summarised in these words: How can a loving God send anyone to hell? What about the Eskimos and Pygmies and other primitive, remote tribes who have never heard […]

Questions about God and the Bible

These are questions taken from Joy Magazine. Answered by Val Waldeck What every Christian should know. Life Study Outlines. Question: Do Christians believe every word of the Bible? Or do they believe (as a Priest friend of mine who runs three churches) that it is full of error? Answer: Yes, they do believe every word! […]

How do you know there is a God?

Source: “How Do You Know There is a God”,, 2011 One of the great Church Fathers, Augustine of Hippo, in what is universally recognised as one of the most influential books in History, ‘Confessions’, wrote concerning God: “You have made us for Yourself and our hearts are restless until they find their rest in […]