(Comment #1) Ok, so almost all of your "facts" about the Ouija board being evil, and that God will reject us, comes from the Old Testament. The Old Testament was made up of the fears of man, so the Old Testament is pretty much a lie. I believe in God Almighty, Creator of Heaven and Earth, but that comes in the New Testament. And the scripture from Revelation, is also mostly a lie. Revelation was made off of some man that thought that God sent him visions, but the truth is, he was just some guy that was trying to get publicity. I do believe that Ouija boards are evil, but you will NOT be rejected if you use a Ouija bored. You would have to be a fool if you believed that.
(Bible Answer #1) Since you believe Ouija Boards are evil, how can you correctly think God won’t reject you? Don’t you know that evil doers will be damned to the lake of fire?
Those who have done good will rise to live, and those who have done evil will rise to be condemned. (John 5:29)
Dear children, do not let anyone lead you astray. He who does what is right is righteous, just as he is righteous. He who does what is sinful is of the devil .... (1 John 3:7,8)
I also noticed that you conveniently dismissed, in your mind, the entire OT and Revelation. Please know that doesn’t really change anything—the Bible is still true and those involved in the magic arts (occult) will be thrown into the lake of fire (Rev. 21:8), unless they repent and die in Christ. For your own good, repent (turn from your sins) and place a submissive faith in Jesus, the only “way” to the Father (John 14:6). You can read about Biblical salvation here.
(Comment #2) God says that you are always saved no matter what you do. If you dedicated your life to God almighty, then you will be saved. And what if you're curious about that kind of stuff? If you want to know what happens when you use a Ouija Board, then why would you be warned of a life in hell? God created curiosity, and if you don't use your curiosity, then what’s the point in having it?
(Bible Answer #2) You are mistaken! It is not God but the devil and the eternal security teachers who say you are saved no matter what. Apparently, since you think you are once saved always saved, you are dabbling with witchcraft through the Ouija Board and are trying to justify it through curiosity. Please wake up and take a close look at Rev. 21:8. Those who practice the magic arts will be thrown into the lake of fire. Does that seem like you can do evil things, such as what you have already admitted to be doing with the Ouija Board, and still have salvation? THINK! More importantly REPENT. Burn the Ouija Board and beg God for mercy and forgiveness. The Ouija Board is influenced by demons, who want to deceive you. Read the Bible to learn 100% accurate data. It is the ONLY source of spiritual truth, which is always reliable.
(Comment) Sir, I notice on your website that you don't believe in eternal security, or once saved always saved. So I reckon that you have just forgotten Ephesians 1:13, the “Perseverance of the Saints" and second of all, just to say that you can lose your salvation is just like saying that Jesus' blood was not good enough, to cleanse you from every sin and to keep you cleansed. Need I remind you of the disciples of Christ? What did they do after Christ Resurrected? They BACKSLID and went back to their OLD lifestyles, fishing for fish instead of men. How did Jesus address them when he came to them? "Children, have ye any meat"? Children???? The fact is that even though they were backslidden and in the old life, they were STILL his children, because they had believed and was SEALED with that Holy Spirit of promise. I also happen to be a KJV onlyist. Now Brother, I am not in no way trying to debate and argue. I just felt like I should write you. God Bless You.
(Bible Answer) Greetings in Jesus’ name. Please know I have not forgotten about Eph. 1:13 (the “seal”) or any of the other arguments used for once saved always saved. The ONLY REASON you think that verse assures once saved always saved is because of the way you have been wrongly taught. There is NOTHING there that says the seal can’t be broken! Please read this information on the seal where more details are found.
Your assumption that to reject OSAS is a rejection of Jesus’ blood is ludicrous. We magnify the supreme importance of his precious blood. We are real Christians, who know the Biblical message. Again, the eternal security teachers have misled you as they change grace into a license for immorality. ALL of the apostles fell away at one point (Mt. 26:31) and came back again. Ponder Lk. 15:24 which clearly shows one can get saved again or become “alive again,” as with the Prodigal.
NOTE: There are many passages which refute the OSAS gospel you embrace, but the following Scripture gets specific as to who will go to hell:
Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived; neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor homosexuals, nor thieves, nor the covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers, will inherit the kingdom of God. (1 Cor. 6:9,10, NASB)
There is much more information on eternal security at Evangelical Outreach than any website on the internet. Check it out for your own good. Remember Heb. 3:14.
(Question) I was just looking over your website, and found the "Open Letter to Charles Stanley". I am very interested in knowing if you have ever received a reply, and what was his rebuttal (if any). I am the father of 3 children, and am on a quest to learn as much as I can about God and His plan of salvation, through the Bible so that I am assured of my salvation, and more important that I can teach my children sound biblical doctrine. Dr. Stanley is one of my favorite teachers, but I know he is human, and subject to failure as are you and I. Therefore I feel its very important to question many teachers, and study Gods Word exhaustively to allow me to feel secure enough in my beliefs to pass this on to my children, and others as I try to win souls for His Glory. I had found myself in agreement with Dr Stanley, until I read your letter, and took time to really think about it. After some time of thinking and checking scripture, I feel the only scriptural passage that supports Dr. Stanley’s view is John 10:27-29. How do you feel about this passage of scripture, and why? Thank you for your time.
(Bible Answer) Greetings in Jesus’ name. Thank you for your question and interest in God and his truth. It is EXTREMELY important that you learn the truth for your soul’s sake and your children’s, as you mentioned. Many young people have been ruined QUICKLY by once saved always saved (Calvinism) because they think they can become vile and remain saved! They have no fear of losing their salvation. What a great delusion! (See 1 Cor. 6:9,10; Eph. 5:5-7; Rev. 21:8; etc.) In fact, just today someone wrote us to excuse her own usage of the Ouija board (witchcraft) because she thinks she will remain saved no matter what she does!!!! You also asked about John 10:27-29. Here are the actual verses:
My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and THEY FOLLOW ME. I give them eternal life, and THEY shall never perish; no one can snatch THEM out of my hand. My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all; no one can snatch THEM out of my Father's hand.
Please notice the words they and them referring to the ones who will never perish and not get snatched out of the hand of the Lord Jesus or the Father. How are such people described? V. 27 says “THEY FOLLOW ME.” Hence, John 10:27-29 does NOT allow for a backslider to think he will have salvation security (never perish) in his wickedness! That is how that passage is used though by the eternal security teachers, ( http://www.evangelicaloutreach.org/eternal-security-teachers.htm ) including Charles Stanley. You might want to watch the short video on John 10:28 http://www.evangelicaloutreach.org/john1028.htm
One other point about John 10:27, that is, the Greek is a CONTINUOUS tense for “follow.” Please know eternal security is clearly not built upon Biblical grace, as they say. We have a powerhouse 801 page book, which is feared by the eternal security teachers entitled, “The Believer’s Conditional Security.” Please consider getting a copy. (http://www.evangelicaloutreach.org/evangelical-books.htm ) It has helped hundreds of people. Also consider signing up for our weekly internet church. GOD BLESS YOU. Remember Heb. 3:14.
(Question) A couple of days ago my wife told me a story about her sister’s daughter. She said her sister’s daughter came down stairs and ask her dad if she could loose her salvation. Her dad said, “Are you my daughter?” She said yes. Does it matter what you do, where you go, who you marry or how bad you become, are you still my daughter? She said yes. He used the verse no one or anything can separate us from the love of God. Would you be so kind as to give me your thoughts on this.
(Bible Answer) Please NOTE: The story you cited is NOT based on Scripture! Christian doctrine and correction are to come from Scripture to be valid (2 Tim. 3:16,17). If a statement or attempted rebuttal is not backed with Scripture, it is automatically invalidated. Hence, the story is meaningless on that point alone, but there is more! That same argument you sent and which is common among the grace changers is described below:
See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and the basic principles of this world rather than on Christ. (Col 2:8)
It is based on the basic principles of this world rather than on Christ. The truth is, we can be disowned by Christ, according to Christ himself (Mt. 10:33). We can be spit out of Christ’s body over lukewarmness, according to Christ himself (Rev. 3:15,16). We can also be cut out of Christ, the “vine,” for fruitlessness, according to Christ himself (John 15:1-6). End of discussion for Bible believers!
BTW, the “nothing will separate us from the love of God” argument is very weak. It says “love of God” in Rom. 8:38,39, not the “LIFE of God”! Unsaved people are loved by God (Mark 10:21; John 3:16; etc.), but they don’t have the LIFE of God (Eph. 4:18)! You need to carefully read our books on this salvation-related subject, as does your wife’s family. Remember Heb. 3:14.
(Question) As a Christian Universalist, I would like to differ with you on the issue of Judas, where in the Bible does it say he went to hell? Was Judas not predestined to betray Jesus, so that the Scriptures must be fulfilled. Have you realized that Jesus rebuked the devil in Peter but never did the same when the devil entered Judas. How could Judas be born again before Jesus was lifted up on the cross. Please help!
(Bible Answer) ...We know Judas Iscariot went to hell as shown in the following Scriptures:
The Son of Man will go just as it is written about him. But woe to that man who betrays the Son of Man! It would be better for him if he had not been born. (Mark 14:21)
While I was with them, I protected them and kept them safe by that name you gave me. None has been lost except the one doomed to destruction so that Scripture would be fulfilled. (John 17:12)
One is born again when he/she has the kind of belief Jesus referred to in John 3:16, which is only about a dozen verses after he talked about getting born again. That was possible before Jesus’ death on the cross. Clearly, Zacchaeus was saved before the cross (Lk. 19:9), as was the unnamed sinful woman of Luke 7:50. NOTE: When a person gets saved (born again) he will know it and others will know it too! That person will be set free from his sin addictions (Rom. 8:18,22; John 8:34) and God’s love will fill his heart for other Christians (1 John 3:14). For your own sake, please carefully read over this info on Universalism and the Biblical plan of salvation. Your SOUL is in the greatest danger.
(Question) Are souls immortal?
(Bible Answer) Is this a trick question to twist my answer? It depends on your definition of immortal. The Bible says:
The soul who sins is the one who will die .... (Ezek 18:20)
So souls can die in that sense, but that does NOT mean annihilation of the soul, like the Seventh Day Adventists, Jehovah’s Witnesses or others wrongly believe. Hence, souls cannot die in another sense. They would be immortal (since they won’t be annihilated)! To have immortality, as mentioned in Prov. 12:28; Rom 2:7; 1 Cor 15:53;1 Cor 15:54 and 2 Tim 1:10 means to live forever (1 John 2:17) and be in God’s presence. To be separated from God and his life (this side of the grave or after) is “death.” (NOTE: The prodigal was conscious when he was dead and lost and before he got saved again, Lk. 15:24.) In conclusion, those who go to the lake of fire (second death, Rev. 21:8) will NOT be annihilated, but will also not get immortality! Don’t let someone mislead you about this or any subject. Drop all preconceived ideas about God and the Biblical message, read it anew and change accordingly. Hope that helps. Do you understand the plan of salvation?
(Bible Question) Concerning once saved always saved, I find your take on most things very informative and biblical, but I continue to struggle with this thought. When we are saved through faith we become children of God, we are a new creation. I don't believe for one moment this affects our free will and we can at any time reject our new birthright. My question is if once saved always saved isn't true then, how many times can we be unfaithful and lose our salvation and then come back into a faithful relationship with God, I think of all who go wrong and for short terms or even long terms lose their faith and then turn back to God, how many times can that happen? You see I understand that when we are born again believers we become children of God and we can enjoy that status. If we act like good children then we please our Father, but God forbid if we act like bad children. When does God decide that we are no longer his child, and if we are a new creation when does God reverse this? I'm not trying to be awkward as it seems that you have your interpretation fixed but could you guide me on why my thoughts are mistaken?
(Bible Answer) Greetings in Jesus’ name. Be assured that once saved always saved is a damnable heresy and NOT the message of the Bible. It is the essence of the devil’s message in Gen. 3:4. The sooner you trash that religious fable the better it will be for your soul.
We are not told how many times one can come back to God if he turns away, so I can’t answer. We do know one can get saved again, if he experiences spiritual death (Lk. 15:24; James 5:19,20; Rom. 11:19-23). NOTE: the new creation in Christ does not mean one can’t die spiritually, fall away, fall from grace, be disowned by Christ for disowning him, etc. Hard is the road that leads to life (Mt. 7:14). If you think you are standing firm, which the heresy of once saved always saved is built upon, you are in danger of a spiritual fall (1 Cor. 10:12). The Bible teaches a conditional security. You should read our book/s on this subject too, but that page has plenty enough information, if you have ears to hears. This is a salvation-related issue and you better take this MOST SERIOUS ....
(Comment) You made an erroneous statement when you quoted and took out of content - that one remark of disowning Jesus and you are no longer a part of God's family. Have you forgotten that Peter disowned Jesus 3 times? He repented and did not lose his salvation. J____ does not condone living in sin. That's different from comitting an act of sin. If you are daily living in sin, it is likely you were never saved to begin with, because being born again you are "a new creation". If "by faith you are saved through grace, and that not of yourself, lest any man should boast" is true as the bible says, then why would we say that anything else can cause us to loose it?...
(Bible Answer) Stop trying to make excuses for sin, which is the essence of everything the heretical grace changers continuously do! Those heretics even say Jesus won’t disown you if you disown him, the exact opposite of Jesus’ teaching (Mt. 10:33). You have been adversely influenced by false teaching to think Peter disowned Jesus 3 times and still didn’t lose his salvation! Luke 22:32 shows he needed to be converted for disowning Jesus! In other words, Jesus disowned him. Peter was no longer part of God’s family until he repented. He got saved again upon his repentance, like the prodigal (Lk. 15:24).
There are various ways for a Christian to lose his salvation. One does NOT have to live in sin or practice sin to lose his salvation, but that will certainly do it (Gal. 5:21; etc.). Sometimes ONE SIN will cause loss of salvation, such as disowning Jesus! Paul knew if he preached another gospel he would be accursed (damned to hell), Gal. 1:8,9. If a Christian doesn’t hold firmly to the word Paul preached, he will have believed in vain. (1 Cor 15:2)
The heresy you have embraced would say King David retained his salvation when he was in adultery and murder. Such proponents could never say he was never saved! Again, stop trying to make excuses for wickedness! Repent! You could benefit by carefully reading The Believer’s Conditional Security (801 pages). It will at least answer the vast majority of your other questions.
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