Q&A with Pastor Rob

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QUESTION: Is a divorced person still married since what God has joined no man can seperate?

ANSWER: "No, a divorced person is not married. This is the reason why God is explicit when he says “I hate divorce”. He alone brings husband & wife together and he alone can separate them. Therefore the statement “What God has joined no man can put asunder” is to say that it is not the will of God for humanity to make this decision. It is a sacred union that can only be separated by God’s authority." -Pastor Rob

QUESTION: Why does God allow a deadly virus in the first place?

ANSWER: "We don’t know why God allows the virus or other calamities to occur. There will be things that we’ll never be able to understand concerning God’s will this side of Heaven. However, there are a few things we do know concerning the bad things that happen in this world and in our lives. The first is that although we can’t understand it, we do know that God hates it. This virus is another result of the fall that grieves God and is the whole reason God sent His Son into the world to bring about the redemption and restoration of all things. The second is the Christian needs to lean into two truths concerning God during this season: His goodness and His sovereignty. On the one hand, God is always good and on the other hand, He is in control of all things. While we don’t understand the will of God, we can always trust Him." -Pastor Rob

QUESTION: Can we do drive-through communion?

ANSWER: "I love the creative thinking! However, this drive-through communion, along with serving communion in the home, is counter intuitive to what the New Testament Church intended. The whole purpose of communion is to bring the body of Christ together. It is not an individualistic practice, but an opportunity for us to "commune" together. It is never to be done apart, but as one unified body. I truly long for the day when we are once again worshipping together as a one body, when we will joyfully break bread in the presence of our Lord and in the presence of each other." -Pastor Rob

QUESTION: Why is it important to do a series through the whole Bible?

ANSWER: "I want us to see that there is one main story of God’s rescue, redemption, and restoration throughout the entire Bible. The many stories of our lives and this world will only begin to make sense when we understand the complete Story of God.We don't want to only talk about a biblical worldview, we actually want to give you the tools to develop one. At CRPC we desire for every member at every stage to see every facet of life through the lens of the Bible." -Pastor Rob