(Bible Question) I came across of the evangelical outreach and it really helps me to understand the matter of salvation better. First of all, I'm a former homosexual. God did a drastic change in my life last year. I lost my homosexual desires (and other sinful nature) right away after I prayed my repentance prayer, although I have been tempted many times to go back to sin, but by the grace of God, I have managed to overcome each temptation. My problem is, one day I got angry at God because He wanted me to ask forgiveness to a person. And I got afraid that I lost my salvation because of that. I personally believe in conditional salvation. So, I just wonder if I've done the unforgivable sin, the blaspheme of Holy Spirit. I've read many articles about that sin and I think it's not what I committed. And so far, by the grace of God, I don't fall into habitual sin and I persistently fight sin and temptation. I am also trying to spread gospel to more people because I believe the great commission is for every christian. So, judging that, I think that I am still saved, not that my deeds save me, and I did pray to God about my past anger towards Him. Although I feel like I am at peace with God now, sometimes I still wonder about it. I hope you can help me about it. Sincerely,
PS. I have been trying to tell my friend about conditional salvation who believes in OSAS, I was still somewhat confused before. But God has helped me clear that confusion through your website. ...Thanks!
(Bible Answer) Greetings in Jesus' name. We are glad you found us. Be assured you did NOT commit the unforgivable sin! Please click eternal sin and read the details. As a new Christian, it is also important for you to click/read new Christian and keep yourself pure.
It is great to read you are trying to spread sthe gospel. The need is GREAT and this is something all Christians are to do. If you don't have gospel tract ministry, please let me encourage you to start immediately. Click/read tract evangelism. We have very powerful salvation literature which has a proven track record of helping people. NOTE: Though Ray Comfort might be recognized for evangelism, his message and materials are FLAWED. Comfort believes in the heresy of once saved always saved.
We have 3 times more information on once saved always saved on our website than any website. Please read over the material. It will help you help others. Click/read eternal security. Please consider joining our internet church. GOD BLESS YOU. 1 Cor. 2:9.
(Bible Question) I have been challenged by a young adult in my Sunday School class regarding "was Judas a believer?" and "once saved, always saved". I had given the notion thought, but not prayerfully considered a biblical stance. Your information has helped me greatly. Thank you. Having said that-In all sincerity, I cannot understand the lack of importance you place on baptism.
...I am no theologian. I sell _________ for a living. I am curious as to what it is you believe baptism is/does? My statement of faith would be: I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God. I believe he lived a perfect life, died on the cross, rose again, lives today and He is coming back. I believe that his blood-because the blood of goats an bulls could not - washed away my sins. I believe that there is nothing I can do to earn my salvation. I believe through baptism our sins are washed away and we are clothed in Christ and covered by His blood. thanks,
(Bible Answer) Greetings in Jesus' name. We are glad you found us and are grateful for any benefit you thus received. There is no question that once saved always saved is wrong and DANGEROUS. We have two powerful books on this subject which may help you more. Please consider getting our 801 page book refuting eternal security entitled, “The Believer's Conditional Security: Eternal Security Refuted.” There is MUCH in it that can help you better understand this salvation related subject. This book is the greatest work ever written refuting eternal security. Your money will be fully refunded if not satisfied upon the return of our book in a re-sellable condition. It is available in hardback, softback and voice book. We will provide prompt shipment plus free materials with your book order. Order with credit card at 724-632-3210 or online at Christian books.
Regarding water baptism, please don't be misled about it. We are talking about at what point does salvation come. The Bible actually shows it comes at the point of a trusting-submitting faith in Jesus. After one gets saved, he needs to be water baptized by immersion and from another Christian. We have a very detailed teaching showing water baptism does NOT bring forgiveness of sins, but is important in keeping a clear conscious, etc. Please click baptismal regeneration is unscriptural. Please consider signing up for our internet church. We stress holy living, evangelism and the Bible as final authority. We expose some of the popular false teachers of our day. God bless you. Heb. 3:14.
(Comment) First of all I want to say that you have a very powerful and awesome
website, I have been so blessed by it - Im just taking my time reading and studying and following along in my bible. The only question I have or statement I would like to share is - I believe I'm a Servant of Christ and not a slave to Christ - I'm a servant of Christ because I choose to be and love it! Not because I have to be like a slave, then I no one would love it, it would be a sorrowful task I would think. I just wanted to share that - Thank you for this website, I have it saved and I have forwarded it to many others on my email list to bless them. God bless you
(Bible Answer) We are glad you found us and grateful for any and all help and blessings you have received or will in the future. We have MUCH material in various formats, which is not readily found in this dark day. Thank you for the kind words.
Please know the Greek word for “servant” also means “slave.” This conforms with the spiritual change which occurs at salvation when one become a new creation. At that point, he is set free from his sin addictions and becomes a slave (or servant) of righteousness. Hope that helps too.
Have you signed up for our weekly internet church? God bless you and remember you have the BEST this life can offer because of JESUS, the Christian's “hope of glory” (Col. 1:27).
(Comment) I'm an American living in Germany, I just want to say that Your Internet Church is such a blessing to me. There is so much false teaching on the Internet its refreshing to have found your site. I cannot find any fault in your teaching, and this is really important to me as I have always believed in the same gospel as you.
This place (Germany) is one of the most Godless places I have ever been. Sure they have church and professing Christians, but they are are powerless in my opinion. Truly these people here are true to scripture "Holding the form of God, but denying his power"... Their church's are completely void of the Holy Spirit. You can really feel it once you are inside one of them. It feels like the coldness one would feel after touching a dead body. They do not embrace one another in Christian Love, or offer the hand of Christian fellowship. Sitting in church Sunday reminded of a long time ago in a small rural Baptist Church in South Carolina. A black family new to the area came to church. After the service the head Deacon went to the husband and said; "Thank you for coming to visit, but I think you and your family would be more suited and comfortable in the colored church across town".... What that man must have felt, I cannot even imagine until that Sunday. Again, thank you Brother for you Ministry. In Christ Service
(Bible Answer) Greetings in Jesus' name. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU for the kind words. We are sorry for the horrible situation you are in, but there are about 10,000 others just like you who can't find a group of Christians or sound preaching in their area either. We are in a worldwide apostasy. This must occur to pave the way for the coming antichrist.
Regarding cold dead congregations, which number in the millions, we see no essential difference between a Catholic church or some protestant church which doesn't preach the truth of the Bible. The devil is using such to draw different types into deception to get them in hell. He doesn't care if one goes to hell through the Catholic church or Baptist church, as long as they perish. Without God's truth going forth, people will not repent to find salvation, nor will Christians be strengthened by the teachings or examples. In fact just the opposite will result. Lukewarmness and cold religion is contagious, just like the opposite – godly zeal.
As strange as it may sound, we once went into an all-black church and afterwards the pastor was kind, but at the same time told us it is better for us not to return! They didn't want us there either! Racial prejudice sadly exists in different settings. What do these racial people think it will be like in heaven? God looks on the heart, not skin color. Amen. ...1 Cor. 2:9.
(Comment) I am a member of the church that Michael Servetus initiated. Funny you didn't mention Unitarianism at all.
(Bible Answer) Greetings in Jesus' name. At the end of Servetus' life he cried out for mercy and forgiveness and wasn't acting like a Unitarian Universalist who wrongly thinks everyone will be saved because of Jesus' death and denies Jesus' deity! It appears he changed at the end, even though he is stated as being the founder of the Unitarian church.
Regardless if Servetus went to heaven or hell, one will ONLY enter God's kingdom after death if he/she is pure in heart (Mt. 5:8), which does NOT come automatically because of Jesus' death. Have you read this for Unitarians and humanity of Christ? The biblical plan of salvation is found here. Hell is a reality or Jesus' death was worthless because he was a liar for teaching some people go to hell! Remember the Bible is final authority (2 Tim. 3:16,17). God bless you.
(Comment) Dear Evangelical Outreach ...I came to the knowledge of Evangelical Outreach through my pastor who was a former Baptist preacher and no longer so because of the great eye opener "The Believer's Conditional Security" praise the Lord.
It's the narrow road, and the most difficult, most important the only way. I moved from ________ to ________ in 1993 because of employment opportunity. I miss the church fellowship at _______ because I didn't find a replacement church. There's allot of eternal security churches here which I no longer want to be part of. To Evangelical Outreach, you're the only inspiration I can get even though were miles apart. I can't put into words how thankful I am to your ministry. Sincerely
(Bible Answer) Greetings in Jesus' name. Thank you for the gush of kind words. We are glad you found us too and sorry for your situation. QUESTION: Are you the same ___________ we have known for a long time or a different one who just found us recently? We are curious especially about the Baptist pastor changing from once saved always saved. Do you think that we can get a testimony from that pastor? It is our great blessing to supply Bible teachings to people. It is wonderful to read you get a blessing. When it gets discouraging, remember how wonderful it will be in heaven, a paradise environment with no wicked people, devil or curse! Thank you JESUS. Now, we have work to do for our Lord and King. God bless you.
(Bible Question) Does a Christian have to obey the ten commandments?
(Bible Answer) Greetings in Jesus' name. Man has free will. He can serve God or the devil. If your question is referring to whether a Christian must obey the 10 Commandments to stay saved, the answer is: only 9 are repeated in the New Testament. The Saturday Sabbath command, given to Israel, is no longer binding as it was. Those who think they are observing the Saturday sabbath are only observing a MODIFIED sabbath command, which they have changed, for our modern day, which is NOT real observance to the sabbath command in the Bible!
If a Christian turns to evil he will die spiritually for it. Hence, adultery, idolatry, stealing, bearing false witness, etc. will cause loss of salvation. **NOTE: A Christian is already spiritually alive, but certain sins, which lead to spiritual death, will cause loss of salvation (1 Cor. 6:9,10; Rev. 21:8; Rom. 8:13; Gal. 6:8,9; etc.). [All sins are not of the same severity.] ...Remember:
We have come to share in Christ if we hold firmly till the end the confidence we had at first. (Heb 3:14)
God bless you.
(Bible Questions) Read the article on sin & forgiveness and how we must repent as Christians. I agree with that and don't believe that we are automatically forgiven. However, I have two questions and hope you might shed some light on them. #1. A true born again Christian sins and dies before he has the chance to ask God for forgiveness? Where would you say his salvation lies? #2. In the past a person has taken things from a work place where he no longer works. Many years have gone by and that person still has pens or stuff from the corporation he worked at. He has asked God to forgive him of his sin of stealing but still has remnants of what he stole around him. What would you suggest he does about this? I've been posed with both of these questions and not sure how to respond. So any assistance would be appreciated.
(Bible Answer) Greetings in Jesus' name. If a Christian dies after sinning where he goes depends on how severe the sin was. All sins are not the same in their effect on our souls. Some sins are greater than others (Jn. 19:11). One type is eternal (Mk. 3:29), while others are not. Another type of sin is uniquely against our bodies, while other sins are outside our bodies (1 Cor. 6:18). 1 Jn. 5:16 declares there is a sin that does not lead to death while there is a sin that leads to death. Sins such as worry (Phil. 4:6), unthankfulness (Col. 2:7, 3:15; Lk. 17:11-18) and not being completely humble and gentle (Eph. 4:2) are not included in any of the lists of sins that will send people to the lake of fire, even if they were once saved. However, other sins certainly will send any person to hell if they die unrepentant, even a person who was once saved. (See 1 Cor. 6:9,10; Rev. 21:8; Gal. 5:19-21; Eph. 5:5,6; Jude 7; Rev. 22:15; etc.). **ONLY the pure in heart will see God (Mt. 5:8).
If a now Christian stole things when he was serving the devil and when he was on the road to hell as a wicked person, he needs to return them, an equivalency and perhaps even more than their value! I base that on what Zacchaeus told Jesus (Lk. 19:8). Sometimes that will be impossible though. Hope this helps. God bless you.
(Comment) Thanks I knew about the yeshua thing.... I hope ur black cause we're the real Jews.
Bible Answer: There is NO Scripture that says black people (white people, red or yellow people) are the real Jews! God doesn't look on one's skin color, but instead his heart! A real Jew now is one who has had heart circumcision and is following JESUS:
A man is not a Jew if he is only one outwardly, nor is circumcision merely outward and physical. No, a man is a Jew if he is one inwardly; and circumcision is circumcision of the heart, by the Spirit, not by the written code. Such a man's praise is not from men, but from God. (Rom 2:28,29)
ONLY the pure in heart will see God (Mt. 5:8). Here is the real plan of salvation. Act on the message of the Bible to be “wise”. God bless you.
(Bible Question) Hello, my name is _____ and I am 15 years old and live in New _______. I recently stumbled across your website when I was looking for information about the mark of the beast. It really does scare me and with things such as the revelation (I believe that is what it is called) I fear that I will lose faith in God. I would like to ask about faith. As you may have noticed my name is biblical and my parents are both what most people see as strong Christians and good, hardworking people. I am writing this email because I am ashamed of the things I do and every time I even think of asking my parents questions like this I get really emotional, I am a terrible hypocrite, a terrible sinner and a terrible person, It makes me emotional typing that down because as much as I'd like to believe it's not true I know it is and I'd really like to become a good person.
...As much as I'd like to believe that I am not a bad person I know I am... As mentioned earlier I am a terrible sinner and a hypocrite... I swear constantly almost as a reflex, such as when I stub my toe or do something ignorant and do other things I am too ashamed to even send through email. I'd really like someone to pray for me because I feel as though God doesn't reply to my questions, he may be mad at me for saying so but it is how I feel. What I'm really looking for is solid proof of his existence. I'd like to know where to start in becoming a good person, because I feel as though It's now or never that I begin to understand God and become close to God. I feel as though I am a lazy person and have never bothered to seek help but now I'd like to take the first steps into becoming the person I so dream to be... a faithful, kind, selfless and fair man. I am starting struggling to think of things to say so I think I will conclude my email for today. Thank you for taking time out of your day to read this and please know that it would mean a lot for me if anyone were to reply. Yours Sincerely,
(Bible Answer) Greetings in Jesus' name. You are better off than many, though you need direction from God's word and salvation. First, if you sincerely repent of your many sins (profanity, etc.) and commit your heart to Jesus to serve and love him first you will be set free from your sin addictions, regardless what they are! We know from personal experience, as well as many others who have become a new creation by turning to God. There is nothing more important than this since your SOUL is your most valuable possession. Hence, to become a good person (a Christian) and no longer remain an evil person (Mt. 5:45) you must turn from your idols. Please read how to find peace with God, which is connected with the plan of salvation.
Solid proof for God existence is found in fulfilled Bible prophecy. Such shows the Bible is divinely inspired and God's word, unlike the many counterfeits (Koran, Book of Mormon, etc.). It also proves God exists since he does know the future as shown by true prophecy and predictions. Another way we know God and Bible are real is because of changed lives, which result by acting on the Biblical message. This is real. God is alive. He has power to change a person. You have a SOUL and the devil will try to stand between you and salvation any way he can. Stick to the Bible “like glue.” If not, you'll be deceived and will probably go to HELL in the end. God bless you.
(Bible Question) I was curious as to what your thoughts were on the May 21st 2011 rapture. I do know though from reading the word and what you have written on it that the rapture won't happen until after the great tribulation is over, but I just wanted to hear what you have to say about it. Thank you so much for everything you are doing. God bless,
Before the rapture can occur, a temple must be present from which the antichrist will proclaim himself to be God (2 Thess. 2:1-4). Since it takes time to build the temple and that event won't occur until a 7 year peace agreement is also signed and violated in the middle (Dan 9:27), it is impossible for heretic Harold Camping to be correct. Hope that helps.... GOD BLESS YOU.
(Bible Question) ...What is your position about the inerrancy or the lack thereof of the King James Version of the Bible? I have no intentions of getting into a writing debate, but I am interested in your position if you don't mind.
(Bible Answer) Greetings in Jesus' name. The KJV is only a translation. That is all. It is not even the first English translation of the Bible. Besides that, it was translated using English words we are NOT acquainted with today. Hence, the KJV WILL HINDER one from understanding God's word! END OF DISCUSSION. NO KJV Only person can understand what he is reading because so many words (hundreds) have changed their meanings over the centuries.
To imply the KJV is inspired is also to imply the men who translated it from Hebrew and Greek into English were holy men (as we read about the original writers of the Scriptures). Such is impossible since one was a KNOWN DRUNKARD, who was never removed from the translating committee. Please do NOT be duped by the divisive and nonsensical KJV Onlyites. They are misled and many are beyond correction to their own harm. Get a translation you can read and understand and learn the message. Change accordingly. This is a heaven or hell issue. Have you read plan of salvation? [LIVING HOLY is the vital issue, not the translation of the Bible we like best.] We also have an internet church, which might interest you. Remember Heb. 3:14. God bless you.
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