(Bible Question) We need to look to Church history when we study the Bible. Otherwise, we try to re-invent the wheel every time we approach Scripture, and we may come up with new doctrines (innovations) never taught before in the history of the Church. That was how the pre-tribulation rapture started. They ignored the fact that the Church had always been post-tribulational, and that their idea of the rapture was never taught by anyone until around 1830.
Who is the real Mary of the Bible? Should we be trying to look for sin in her, and not first of all looking for sin in ourselves? Who is anyone to criticize the Virgin Mary, when what she said: She said yes to God, secured our Saviour's life in the world. She is therefore full of grace because she obeyed God and let Christ be born in her. Any other fault in her Christ would forgive, because she became the greatest mother of all time.
The Roman Catholics go to far and say she was immaculately conceived. They go too far in their respect for her. Should we throw out the baby with the bathwater, and go to the other extreme of disrespect for the ever-Virgin Mary? Shouldn't we fulfill Bible prophecy and command to all generations, and call her blessed? She is blessed for her obedience to God. We should'nt reject a teaching just because it is part of Roman Catholicism....But we should believe what has been believed "ALWAYS, EVERYWHERE, AND BY EVERYONE", and believe Mary is blessed, ever-virgin, and full of grace, not full of sins. It is we, not Mary, who are full of sins.
(Bible Answer) Greetings in Jesus' name. What you are saying can't be true. If we needed church history to understand the Bible then how did the early early Christians understand it without this so-called church history? Secondly, to believe church history is a consistent harmonious set of doctrines is a dangerously misleading myth! Even the so-called ante-Nicene fathers contradicted other ante-Nicene fathers and it got worse after them! Hence, for your own sake, drop this silly idea you need church history to understand the Bible. (Besides Catholicism, David Bercot has misled many with that same dangerous concept.) To understand the Bible you need a heart which is seeking God and his truth and refraining from sin to please Almighty God. After finding peace with God, the Holy Spirit will guide and teach the new creation (Christian).
You referred to the Church. Two cults speak like that: (1) Roman Catholicism and (2) Mormonism (Latter Day Saints). The Church, according to the Bible, is Bible-defined Christians and has NO connection to any denomination. Forget what you think church history says and seek the truth from the Bible alone. The Bible teaches a post tribulation rapture, as displeasing as it may sound. Truth is truth. I would prefer a pre-trib rapture of the churchj, but God's word shows different. It is good you believe the same on this point.
To magnify Mary the way Catholicism does or even as mentioned in your email is distressing. Why not focus ONLY on the Lord Jesus, who is our true life, sweetness and hope. Your strange way of viewing Mary allowing Jesus to be born is righteously disgusting! If Mary said no, God would have gotten someone else. Jesus would be born of a woman, with or without Mary. NOTE: Stephen was also full of grace:
Now Stephen, a man full of God's grace and power, did great wonders and miraculous signs among the people. (Acts 6:8)
There is no baby with this Catholic fabricated Mary, who misinformed people are trusting in and praying to! It is all dirty toxic bath water! The real Mary, who is my sister (not Mother), did NOT remain a virgin after Jesus was born:
But he [Joseph] had no union with her until she gave birth to a son. And he gave him the name Jesus. (Mat 1:25)
Mary had numerous other children, but Jesus was her firstborn. Click here to read about the real Blessed Mary. Don't make the mistake that nearly 1 billion people have, that is, thinking Roman Catholicism is God's truth. It isn't. As a former Roman Catholic I know from first hand experience. The real plan of salvation is much different from the sacraments, Mary and being a Catholic! We have life in JESUS, but death in anyone else, including Mary. God bless you.
(Request) please join me in prayer of deliverance for my brother ___ who is very into Mary and the scapulars & the whole bit. He has really gone to extreme and people give him messages from Mary; it is not Biblical. keep in touch. God bless you & your ministry.
(Bible Answer) Sorry to read about the spiritual condition of ___. He is one of the many victims of the fabricated, non-existent Mary of Catholicism. The Catholic “Blue Army” especially promotes the brown scapular and the deadly deception which goes with it. Try to get your brother to read the New Testament and cleave to its wonderful message. Point him to the plan of salvation, if possible. Thanks for the kind words. Do you know about our book for Catholics, Is This The Mary of The Bible? Have you joined our internet church? We prayed for your brother and you. God bless you.
(Bible Question) Before you label people as serial murderers and quack doctors, you need to know the truth. Just because someone has misrepresented the truth of the Word of God does not change the truth of God's Word. The truth can never be changed for the Word of God is the truth and is foreveer settled in heaven. Eternal security has never been taught nor hinted to teach that the believer has been given a liscense to live an ungodly lifestyle. Those who use this doctrine to justify a sinful lifestyle or habit have probably never been saved by grace and are possibly mere professors and hypocrites. Those who have truly been saved by the grace of God and hold true to once saved always saved know and stand firm on this foundational truth: the same grace by which I am saved is the same grace that teaches me how I ought to live. (Titus 2:11-15) So don't throw out the baby (eternal security) with the bath water (mere professors) Thanks
(Bible Answer) Your email reminds me of a Catholic who denies that Catholics pray to Mary! Please note: You have misread our teachings. The following is what was written about the eternal security teachers:
Though it may seem like an exaggeration, they are vastly more dangerous than quack medical doctors or even serial murderers. This is because they can adversely affect you throughout all eternity and not just shorten your physical life. It will be your eternal soul—your most valuable possession—that will suffer by the deception they put you in.
That is a very important truth for our dark hour. All of the grace changers are vastly more dangerous than quack medical doctors and serial murderers. Part of the reason why such danger exists, and remains hidden from some, is the double message and confusion which sometimes is offered by the proponents to defend the license for immorality they embrace. I'm referring to the type of inaccurate message which is found in your own email!
You have misrepresented your own beloved doctrine of demons to present it as both foundation truth and the baby! Ha! The truth is that doctrine began with the the devil in Eden (Gen. 3:4), immediately stumbled Adam and Eve into sin and has spread like gangrene throughout the professing Christian world. The Lucifer doctrine of once saved always saved is: the righteous can not die spiritually, the exact opposite of God's truth taught from cover to cover in the Bible.
Regarding once saved always saved and it being a license for immorality, ponder this: It is actually dripping with a license for immorality, if you acknowledge it or not. You denying it and trying to present it differently doesn't change anything. BTW, why can't you get dogmatic. You wrote:
Those who use this doctrine to justify a sinful lifestyle or habit have probably never been saved by grace and are possibly mere professors and hypocrites.
You have modified and softened your argument and thereby neutralized it at the same point. You stated probably and possibly, but you can never get dogmatic. It's because your own baby and foundation truth says such people and hypocrites can be saved! STOP misrepresenting your own false gospel. Just be open and tell people you think a Christian can commit adultery and murder like David, idolatry like Solomon, disown Jesus like Peter, be with the prostitutes like the prodigal and remain saved! You are deceiving others and your own self. Repent. You are part of the problem, not the remedy. You need to read the NO Eternal Security book and renounce your heresy, not defend it.
(Bible Question) Hello, my name is ________. I have always believed the scriptures the way you have interpreted them here on your site. My wife (second) came from the "tulip" theology. I would say that she has moved some what from that position in the last few years as I have always been staunchly apposed to it and made every gentle effort to show her the truth.
The reason I am contacting you is over my second marriage, my first wife left me and our 3 children in 19__. I raised them alone as she more or less disappeared for a few years. After 2 or 3 years I filed for a divorce and was granted the same. I have had contact with my first wife several times and at one point asked her to forgive me for having not been a better husband.I felt and still feel very sorry for her as she fell into a life of drugs and addiction. Anyway after many years I meet a rather nice woman at my Bible study (also divorced"( and we eventually became married. The question I have is am I living in sin and should I leave my present wife"( and seek to reconcile with my first wife and, even if that is not possible remain single until my Lord collects me to eternity? This is an important matter to me, Your consideration is greatly valued and appreciated. God bless you in Jesus Christ our Lord
(Bible Answer) Greetings in Jesus' name. Glad to read you agree doctrinally. Regarding your marital status, you are in a precarious condition. It is not just your personal situation, but your (second wife's?) too. We don't understand every detail about this divorce and possible remarriage situation. However, anything other than a person who was never married to marry the same type of person or a widow is very dangerous. Loneliness can be terrible, but a much worse condition is hell. Two different people mentioned to us they were convinced their marriage is not real before the Lord and stopped having sex. They are living together as brother and sister without sexual union. If that is good enough, I don't know. Perhaps?! May God help and guide you.
(Question) Hi, accidentally stumbled on your site...and was surprised to read and listen to what you said/wrote about Ray Comfort. To my knowledge he has never declared 'eternal security' and so 'carry on sinning regardless', have you spoken to him about this? ... Please check all of this out with Ray Comfort himself
(Bible Answer) Greetings in Jesus' name. It is surprising you would actually question us about Ray Comfort, especially after we quote him in various ways including his own voice from “Hell's Best Kept Secret.” Have you read the Award he earned? Click Ray Comfort. To hear Ray Comfort himself teach the HERESY of eternal security go to 22:44 on True or False Conversion. You will hear Ray Comfort deny the fact that a real Christian can die spiritually, which is the opposite of basic foundational Bible truth taught all through the Scriptures. Click here to read about spiritual death. Yes, Ray Comfort knows about us and doesn't want to answer our questions about King David, because it would openly and clearly indict him as a license for immorality teacher, which he is. (Anyone who believes David remained saved in adultery and murder is teaching a license for immorality.) Please correct your view of Ray Comfort and our critique of his teachings. We have accurately represented Ray Comfort and Biblically refuted him. It is too bad he is usually the one who is recognized as the evangelism expert! His doctrine is terrible!
We believe that we are saved by grace (Eph. 2:8,9) but we can fall from grace (Gal. 5:2-4). We are justified by faith (Rom. 5:1) but our faith can become shipwrecked (1 Tim. 1:19,20) and cease to exist (Lk. 8:13; Rom. 11:19-23). We are not under the law (Rom. 6:14,15) but if you live according to the sinful nature you will die (Rom. 8:13). Paul taught against legalism (Gal. 5:3,4) but he also taught that no immoral, impure or greedy person has any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God (Eph. 5:5-7). We are not saved by works (Eph. 2:8,9) but to reap eternal life and not destruction you must sow to please the Spirit and not the sinful nature (Gal. 6:8,9). God is faithful to us (1 Jn. 1:9; 1 Cor. 10:13) but we must be faithful to him to the very end of our lives to escape the lake of fire or second death (Rev. 2:10,11). God surely loves us (Jn. 3:16; Mk. 10:21; Rom. 8:35-39) but those who inherit the kingdom of God love God (Jam 2:5; 1 Cor. 2:9) and to love God means to obey his commands (Jn. 14:15; 1 Jn. 5:3). We have freedom in Christ (Gal. 5:1) but this freedom is not to indulge the sinful nature (Gal. 5:13; 1 Pet 2:16).
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(Bible Question) ...I was invited to speak at a ____ conference this past weekend. There was another pastor who spoke before me and gave the typical grace salvation with no repentance required and suggested that all the men had to do was accept Jesus to be saved. I wasted no time telling them that they could accept Jesus all day long, but unless they repented of their sins and endured to the end, that Jesus would not accept them and that they could not inherit the Kingdom of Heaven. I went on to explain how narrow the way was and how few really entered. I had all their attention and I hope they took it to heart.
This false security is everywhere and "everyone" seems to quote the false grace, false salvation and false security all the time with no regard to what the scriptures say. I appreciate the work you have done to oppose it. May God grant you health and wisdom to continue doing what you do. Sincerely,
(Bible Answer) Greetings in Jesus' name...It was a great blessing to read of your spiritual courage and sound message/warning you gave the people present at that meeting. There is no compromise in you with this doctrine of demons, which is equated in our day to both grace and the gospel. That is an encouragement to us.
We have B-I-G problems with people who know the HERESY of eternal security is dangerously unscriptural, but still work with the grace changers. Spiritual treason like that is disgusting and a snare to SOULS! It is a terrible day and multitudes remain in a deceived state of mind because too many are not contending against this counterfeit grace message (Jude 3,4). May God help you to shine his truth bright in your area. 1 Tim. 4:16. God bless you.
(Bible Question) Well i have to agree with you on the teaching of Charles [Stanley] that does not seem to relate to the Bible. There are so many people teaching once saved always saved and it is upsetting me so much. You know these people have a huge bible knowledge but on some things they differ a bit from the truth, this is something very serious though. What are your comments on this? Thanks
(Bible Answer) Greetings in Jesus' name. It is good to know we agree on Charles Stanley. ANY person who teaches once saved always saved has a theology which is VERY FAR from Bible truth. To teach once saved always saved such a person will have to teach wrongly about salvation, grace, sin, rewards, God, legalism, Christian responsibility, etc. AND avoid hundreds of Scriptures which deny the righteous can die spiritually. They are massively deceived about salvation security. All of those subjects are related to this issue. Though Stanley and others are smooth talkers and can use Bible terms, please don't be duped! They are dangerous, even though they look harmless! If you are a real Christian, please battle against that lie from hell called by various names, including once saved always saved. SOULS are perishing because of it. Please consider signing up for our internet church. Remember Rom. 8:13. God bless you.
(Bible Question) I am SO Glad i have found this article...on the name of Jesus.
I have been through a difficult time, as my Brother has converted to Messianic Jewish religion, and Told me that if i pray to Jesus and God, i pray to a false pagan God. Can you please forward me more information, proving that Jesus and God is in fact Biblical. They also say we should pray to Elohim and YHWH. they say they believe Yeshua died on the cross for our sins, but they Strongly believe in keeping the Torah and Sabbath. But i don't see the "fruits of the spirit" in their lives Please help me.. i need confirmation on the names of Jesus and God to be correct and not of Pagan origin Thank you. God Bless
(Bible Answer) Greetings in Jesus' name. We are also very glad you found us and that article too! We too have been attacked by the Messianic Jews. That is what prompted that article on the name of Jesus or Yeshua. It is very disturbing that people who profess to be following the truth of the New Testament could veer off on a tangent like they do and say that kind of nonsense. Unfortunately, they are not alone though! Others do similar things, but they all seem to miss the emphasis in the Bible on holy living and obedience.
For the Messianic Jews to say they keep the Torah (the first five books of the Bible - Genesis through Deuteronomy) is obvious glaring error! The book of Galatians was written about that type of problem in Paul's day. Paul was a Hebrew of Hebrews (Phil 3:5), yet taught against keeping the feast days, dietary law and ceremonial law! Be sure to click here and read about Galatianism. Read this about the Saturday Sabbath.
Please also take the time and carefully read here about Biblical salvation and truths for new Christians. Please consider this bible study and signing up for our internet church. Remember 1 Cor. 6:9-11. God bless you.
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