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(Comment) Thank you for your excellent web presentation about the heretical teachings of Gary Amirault. Our small town Methodist church is currently doing a book study of ____________ "(book name withheld)" Though I knew ________ had heretical and emergent leanings, I chose to take the class to be a voice for the other (biblical!) perspective. It is troubling, difficult, and intimidating; and I thank you for this excellent resource. I will share the web page information with others in the class, though I realize a number of them don't want the truth, and only want their ears tickled....Thank you, thank you, thank you, and may God bless us who seek to share God's truth, with the sweet aroma and Spiritual power of the Lord Jesus Himself!

(Bible Answer) Greetings in Jesus’ name. Thanks for the kind words regarding the expose of the heresies of popular Gary Amirault. If you have not done so yet, be sure to examine our page on Universalism. It has additional information.

You need to be commended for trying to shine your Christian light in such an environment. Perhaps the best way for you to help people there is to hand them relevant literature after the class on your way out never to return again. That would enable you to not waste anymore time sitting in such a poisoned environment.

Our day is filled with deception of various types—ecumenical, once saved always saved, etc. Please be guarded as you reach out to others. Consider signing up for our internet church. God bless you. Heb. 3:14.

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(Bible Question) I was reading your examination of Ray Comfort's Way of the Master evangelism method. I need to clarify something...You wrote...

If you are a true convert, after Comfort is done with you, you will think you are standing firm and will always be standing firm through tribulations, temptations and persecutions. You can't fall away, ever backslide or even look back.... (Ray Comfort teaches) Again, the true convert will never even look back according to Jesus, let alone depart from the faith....

Where did Comfort say this?...Thank You

(Bible Answer) Greetings in Jesus’ name. Please reread and/or listen to the audio message we have done on Comfort’s unscriptural version of False Converts. Ray Comfort wrongly teaches a true convert will never even look back or depart from the faith! He is grossly misled himself and misleading others. True converts can and do die spiritually (lose salvation), if they commit certain sins, believe/preach a false gospel or disown Jesus. God bless you. 1 Cor. 2:9.

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(Bible Question) I want to know where you get the balance from, if you know a drug addict what do you do. They know they are in bondage. Telling them its wrong brings more judgment. If a christian sees something in someones life and they want to make a judgment are they prepared to take that person into their home. Are people prepared to spend themselves on behalf of them. Missionaries do that they give up their comfort for others. Love,

(Bible Answer) Greetings in Jesus’ name. What makes you think we are not balanced? If one is scriptural, he is also balanced. The real issue is truth, not balance. Furthermore, it is unscriptural to condemn others who tell others they are wrong, based on Scripture. If what you are saying was true then Jesus was wrong, for he often told others they were wrong. No Christian should feel responsible to bring a drunk, drug addict, etc. into his home. That could be one of the worst mistakes one could ever make!

Addicted people need God’s truth about salvation. If they act upon it, they will reap the benefits, which includes deliverance from their sin addictions. They will become a new creation. If they reject the truth, they will remain addicted. God gives man free will to choose his own course. If one is wise, he will put into practice God’s word. God bless you. Rev. 21:27.

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(Bible Question) I would like to know when you think the Great Tribulation is to come. As I think it was far in the past or at the end times thanks

(Bible Answer) It is not Biblically clear when in the future the Great Tribulation will come. It is impossible for the Great Tribulation to be a past event since the things describing it in Revelation have never occurred. Furthermore, they will happen around the rise of Antichrist and the return of the Lord Jesus. Hence, the Great Tribulation is yet sometime in the future. It may be soon or in a distant generation. No one knows, but with the global financial problems facing many countries, it could be sooner rather than later!

NOTE: More important than trying to figure out the details about the Great Tribulation is living holy and doing God’s will now. SOULS are perishing all around us. They need evangelized. God bless you. 1 Cor. 2:9.

The Biblical Post Tribulation Rapture

(Bible Question) I am just curious as to why that you seem to believe that everyone who believes that Gods Word teaches what some call eternal security and others call the perseverance of the saints are in the same camp?...PLEASE, properly represent the OTHER group who believes that the salvation that God provides His people in Jesus Christ does NOT lead to a right to continue in sin that grace may abound...there are two groups that believe that Gods redemption of sinners in Christ alone secures the saved YET one group does believe that such a salvation leads to a love for holiness and a hatred of sin....I am a member of and teach in a Baptist Church but I regularly teach my class to beware of those Baptist teachers who promote a false security. Have a great day! Thank you very much.

(Bible Answer) Greetings in Jesus’ name. The reason we teach eternal security = the perseverance of the saints = once saved always saved = the preservation of the saints = once a son always a son = once in grace always in grace is because that is fact. There is NO essential difference! We quote various eternal security teachers who have said the same in our book, The Believer’s Conditional Security. It is also easy to prove this. NOTE: They all think David remained saved while in adultery and murder and Peter didn’t lose his salvation when he disowned Jesus. Therefore, all such teachers are grace changers. They all teach a license for immorality, but sometimes try to hide it as you have in your email. They fail the acid test question, as you do too.

So, please stop trying to misrepresent, at times, the doctrines of demons you teach as grace and the gospel. Stop trying to imply we are not accurate in what we have documented! Furthermore, you don’t really believe a saving faith obeys in light of your demonic interpretation of Rom. 7:14-25. Your camp teaches that is Paul as a Christian and the normal Christian life, yet the person is continually, habitually, persistently and unrepentantly doing evil (Rom. 7:19). That is not the person of Romans 6, who was liberated from sin addictions at the point of salvation and becomes a new creation. Your doctrine is demonic, but you are presenting a facade at certain times to hide the wicked core. You are snaring and hurting SOULS, including your own. You are part of the problem, not the remedy. You have a double message depending on your audience. Openly teach as you believe, that is, there are Christian adulterers, Christian murderers, Christian thieves, Christian criminals, Christian atheists, Christian witches, etc. Don’t deny this. At least be honest to yourself.

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(Bible Question) First of all, I want to state that I have learned alot from your website. I think you are a sincere person and I believe you are my brother in the faith. I disagree with your view that a person can lose his salvation and have listened to your many debates with others. And by the way I believe you have won most, if not all of them.... All that aside....I was just wondering why you believe if a person holds to eternal security they are lost? When I became a christian I didn't know either way. All I knew is that Jesus died for me to pay for my sins and if I repented and accepted Jesus as my Lord and Savior; I was saved. I did that. After that I sinned and I would ask God to forgive me and I pressed on. Now if someone beleives that you can't lose your salvation; BUT confesses his sin when he commits them and with a repentant heart keeps after holiness...why would such a person be condemned? I guess my question is if a person meets your standards of repenting and live for christ and dies in good standing with God, but held to the once saved always saved doctrine...would that doctrine alone condemn him? This is not some trick question or any hidden motives...it is just a sincere question from me! Again...I disagree with you belief but think your a christian. I am a baptist with alot of reformed views on predestination....Thanks for your response.

(Bible Answer) Greetings in Jesus’ name. If a person believes or preaches a false gospel, he is unsaved (Gal. 1:8,9; 1 John 2:24-26; Gal. 5:2-4; etc.). Part of the real gospel is:

By this gospel you are saved, if you hold firmly to the word I preached to you. Otherwise, you have believed in vain. (1 Cor 15:2)

But now he has reconciled you by Christ's physical body through death to present you holy in his sight, without blemish and free from accusation—if you continue in your faith, established and firm, not moved from the hope held out in the gospel. This is the gospel that you heard and that has been proclaimed to every creature under heaven, and of which I, Paul, have become a servant. (Col 1:22,23)

Hence, the once saved always saved gospel message is contrary to the real gospel regarding those points. Furthermore, eternal security proponents teach they are sinners, they are not righteous and that Rom. 7:14-25 is the normal Christian life. Hence, they have placed a noose around their own necks by their presentation of a Christian. Such a person is not living holy. Such a person is not obeying. Rom. 7:19 powerfully denies that possibility. NOTE: The false image of a Christian as declared by the grace changers is dangerous and mythical. The Bible presents a totally different image. In fact, the whole Biblical plan of salvation is vastly different. For your own good leave the Baptist church. Read, meditate upon and memorize the New Testament 10 times and change accordingly. You will NEVER remain in your current doctrines if you do that. We have a ton of material which can help you on our eternal security pages and another ton in our books, especially the NO eternal security book. Remember Heb. 3:14; Rev. 2:10,11 and Mt. 10:22. As you draw near to God, he will draw near to you.

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(Bible Question) i was bothered by my past comments on the trinity teachers i once said that the holy spirit did not show them that doctrine but the devil taught it to them. now i'm not so sure and worried. is it possible to blasepheme the holy spirit through a normal person or is it only possible to do it through Jesus. thank you

(Bible Answer) Greetings in Jesus’ name. Though your assessment of the Trinity and those who teach it are wrong, that is NOT blasphemy of the Holy Spirit. Don’t let the devil torture your mind. You did NOT blaspheme the Holy Spirit by saying that. Please stick to the Bible. Read it for yourself and change accordingly. God bless you.

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(Bible Question) Suicide does not give you a straight ticket to hell....

(Bible Answer) Greetings in Jesus’ name. We would love to believe you! Please provide a Scripture. We understand suicide to be self-MURDER. Since murderers go to the lake of fire (Rev. 21:8) and do not have eternal life in them (1 John 3:15), how can they be saved? What do you understand those truths to mean? Remember also, a suicide can’t repent after his murder since he will no longer be alive. Please show us from Scripture we are wrong and we’ll gladly change. NOTE: our suicide article was written to prevent suicides, not for the surviving family. At least one person said it prevented him from self-MURDER. Isn’t that great? God bless you.

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(Bible Question) I hope and pray all is well with you and your family, as I continue to study God's word, I have a few tough questions: 1. I own a small dog, she is like a companion to me, as I am single and live alone. I cannot find where God says owning a pet is sin, unless it becomes an idol, and all your time and money is poured into your pets, but I do take care of her as needed.

2, I have a strong conviction and celebrating the three main holidays, of Xmas, Easter, and of course Halloween, my family was upset when I told them last year I didn't feel comfortable in my spirit. I know many cults like the JW, do not celebrate these holidays. but I am doing it because I feel Gods doesn't want His children, mixing Him with pure paganism, as these days have nothing to do with our savior....

I am all for living each and every day in thanksgiving to our Lord for the birth, life, and death of His son, because without it we would be lost with no hope. I don't know what your stance is on celebrating these pagan holidays, by changing them and making them Christian, or mixing the Holiness of Christ, with the blatant paganism of the world.

Most to all churches around here do celebrate Christmas in high fashion, and also Easter, and most have a safe alternative for Halloween, which to me is still being involved in the pagan custom of this night of parties, drunkenness, immorality, and the worship of the god of this world now. Thanks in advance. Love in Christ.

(Bible Answer) Greeting in Jesus’ name. It is not a sin to have a dog, cat, etc. [A righteous man cares for the needs of his animal, but the kindest acts of the wicked are cruel. (Prov 12:10)] Your answer was great—I cannot find where God says owning a pet is sin, unless it becomes an idol, and all your time and money is poured into your pets, but I do take care of her as needed.

Regarding the so-called holidays. We too are especially repulsed by Halloween and Easter. They are both obviously pagan. Christmas is not far behind as Santa (very close to Satan) is all-knowing and knows when all the children have been good or bad! Our society is filled with paganism.

NOTE: The BEST time of the whole year to hand out salvation literature is around Christmas. People are more receptive then and we try to take advantage of it for the sake of helping SOULS. The NT Christians didn’t celebrate Christmas either.

Stay in the Bible, especially the NT. Remember, you have the BEST this life can offer because you have Jesus. GOD BLESS YOU. 1 Cor. 2:9.

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