Can you explain what was happening? At the conclusion of the Sunday morning service, the pastor invited all those who were needing prayer to come forward. He then put some liquid on his fingers placed it on their forehead and then prayed for them.
From what you described it sounds like the pastor was following the example given in James 5:14 “Is anyone among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the church and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord.” Prayer for the sick is a part of what the Lord has called us to do. The anointing with oil is the liquid you saw the pastor put on his fingers. This is symbolic of the anointing of the Holy Spirit and of placing the person into the hands of God. The prayer and the anointing of oil is to be done in the name of the Lord. It is God who brings the healing not the person praying. The one praying is totally relying on the power of the Lord to bring the healing.
I know someone who got baptized as a baby and now they are an adult and getting baptized again. Should someone get baptized more than one time?
Water baptism is one of the things Jesus told his followers in Matthew 28:19, to continue to do for all who would come to believe and accept Him as their Savior. The apostle Paul explained in Romans 6 the symbolism of how water baptism portrays the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Infant baptism is never mentioned in Scripture. Every account of water baptism is that of an adult making a decision to repent and accept Jesus as Savior and Lord. We practice dedicating our babies to God, as Joseph and Mary did for Jesus and then performing baptism when a person is able to make their own decision to accept Jesus Christ as their Savior.
Nebraska Senator Ernie Chambers recently called the American flag a rag and compared it to the swastika. How should we respond?
This same Senator a few years ago filed a lawsuit against God over natural disasters. On another occasion he compared police officers to ISIS. This man has served in office since 1971 and is the longest serving state senator at 81 years old. The people of Nebraska apparently continue to support him by reelecting him into office. Our flag is not just a piece of cloth or a rag any more than a headstone is just a piece of granite. Our flag stands for freedom and represents this great nation and all who have suffered and died protecting us. Because of what the flag represents, we have proper protocol regarding how to fold it, how to raise it and lower it, how to display it. This Senator needs a lesson in showing honor and respect.