(Bible Question) Hello, Thank you for your website. I am a fairly new believer in Yeshua/Jesus of Nazareth. I came to believe through some horrific spiritual warfare where only He showed up, as a result I am very concerned about whether I should call Him Yeshua or Jesus Christ...I am also learning there are a multitude of counterfeit NT bible versions which are taking out Christ, the blood and whole verses...So, I'm having issues with be specific about who I'm referring to when I said Lord and Jesus. If you have any advise I'd appreciate it. Thank you
(Bible Answer) Greetings in Jesus' name. The devil is using people in, at least, some of the Yeshua groups to disturb people like you over something which should not be an issue at all. So not only have they created an issue which is doing harm, they have taken the real emphasis away from holy living, soul winning, etc. It is disgusting, but true. Since we live in an English speaking world, to call the Savior by a Hebrew name or Greek name or Aramaic name is useless and unnecessary. God knows our heart in ANY language. To use Jesus is not wrong. It is accurate and we know it works. Salvations have come by calling upon the name of Jesus. Healings and exorcisms have also successfully occurred through the holy name of Jesus. Such alone refutes their strange attacks on the name of Jesus. Don't be deceived by the Yeshua meaning.
The so-called King James Only movement is built on ignorance. People who can't even pronounce, much less understand the words in the KJV, are adamant about that poor translation. Again, the big issue with God's word is understanding it. Comprehension through reading the KJV is NON-existent for at least 99.9% of all who rely upon it alone with no other translation! Don't be deceived by those who say they can understand it! They can't even pronounce the strange words! Please read this info for new Christians. It should help you much. God bless you.
(Bible Question) Can you as a believer in Christ stop sinning to the point you can\'t remember how long it\'s been since you sinned last? This is a serious question.! Thank you God Bless
(Bible Answer) Greetings in Jesus' name. It depends what you consider “sin.” People who talk that way usually don't think worry, not being completely humble and gentle and not overflowing with thanksgiving are sins. We consider them and similar things sins, but not sins that lead to death. 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.). Spiritual death can occur with one sin.
[People who believe in sinless perfection, or the like, wrongly think their sins are faults, error, mistakes, etc. They refuse to call them sins as they should. Others like the eternal security proponents downplay sin into nothingness and permission to sin. They especially are dangerous in the opposite direction.]
Please consider getting our 801 page NO eternal security book entitled, The Believer's Conditional Security. There is MUCH in it that can help you better understand this salvation related subject. This book is the most exhaustive and comprehensive refutation to eternal security or once saved always saved ever written. Remember Gal. 6:8,9 is a SALVATION passage not a rewards passage. GOD BLESS YOU.
(Grace Changer Argument) How sad to have such a shepherd. I would fire a shepherd that would lose any of His sheep. I praise my Lord that He is a good shepherd.
(Bible Answer) Greetings in Jesus' name. What Bible verse says to be a good shepherd he must stop the sheep from having free will, as you imply? What Scripture teaches the qualification of a good shepherd, such as what the Lord Jesus is, means the sheep can not wander off and die spiritually? Why does the real good shepherd of the Bible (and not your imaginary one) tell the sheep to hold on, to continue, to endure for salvation's sake, to follow, etc.? Why are you trying to defend a doctrine of demons called once saved always saved with a flimsy argument rather than repenting of your own wickedness and false gospel? GOD BLESS YOU.
(Comment) I visited your site and I thought it was a little prejudice. If you are a Christian organization, you should practice a little “religious tolerance”....
(Bible Answer) Greetings in Jesus' name. The bible does NOT say Christians should tolerate doctrines of demons and teachings from hell. Instead, Christians are commanded to expose (Eph. 5:11) and refute such heresies (Titus 1:9) that will damn souls for whom Jesus died .... God doesn't want anyone to go to hell (2 Pet. 3:9), even though MOST people will (Mt. 7:13,14). Hence, don't follow the crowd. Follow Jesus unashamedly in our evil society. [BTW, where is your religious tolerance towards us?] GOD BLESS YOU.
(Bible Question) ...I'll make this as short and sweet as possible. I have an associate pastor (worldly) ___________ who believes 100% in eternal security. My research has led me to believe in a conditional security. Based on my belief, I was likened to a Pharisee. I don't say much to often to him as I only have encouraged him to read his word for himself (cover to cover) and research for himself the Synod of Dort for example. Yes, I know that's deep. I also have encouraged him to look up for himself the history associated with John Calvin and see his beliefs have been carefully manipulated by what I believe are wolves in sheep clothing, his pastor, Charles Stanley, Joyce Meyer, etc. In so many words, I believe we live in a sort of matrix and most peoples realities stem from holding on to a system (belief) that has been carefully spoon fed to them since birth. Today, he asked to talk to me and I tried to shoot him straight as Eternal Security is potentially hazardous. I tried to share important scriptures( 1 Cor. 6, Gal 5, and Rev 21) .... It did not go well.
I am OK with being slandered against, lied and ridiculed because of my beliefs. Truth has it, to live a godly life you will be persecuted. I never get upset if people don't believe we must hold firmly to the gospel we have and we must endure to the end. My question is, at what point do I cross the line in speaking truth?
Please believe my question is sincere. I learned the word of God by having the Lord teach me his Word himself. No, I am not a trained speaker or the most learned man but I do believe we are to read, believe (Obey) the infallible Word of God. You have assisted in my spiritual development as I have read most of the articles, the 800 page conditional security book and countless audio programs. I thank you. I need more and being there are no sound teachers, churches or people who sincerely want to walk with Christ, I just am always concerned that I am not making every effort as I can. It's in me to get deep with and debate for the faith if I have too. Were can I find more of God's discipline?
(Bible Answer) Greetings in Jesus' name. To be called a Pharisee, or something similar to the extreme of being [called] unsaved, seems to go with believing the truth about salvation in our day. Grace has been so twisted and for so long most equate it to a license for sin but don't readily recognize it. It takes people like you, us and some other Christians to point this out.
We are told not to cast our pearls to swine—those who become abusive. So you will have to make a judgment call as to when enough is enough in trying to help such people see the truth. We are also told in Titus 3:10 something relevant:
Warn a divisive person once, and then warn him a second time. After that, have nothing to do with him.
...GOD BLESS YOU. Heb. 3:14.
(Bible Question) My question is this! When do we lose our salvation, what does it take and how long do we have to continue in sin to lose it? If we have to stay good then is it not our good works getting us to heaven and saving us? I know for me, cause of my past life, its not me doing good works but the Spirit of God in me that does the works.
So to stay good or do good works YOU performing them is YOUR works and that practice is a sin in Gods eyes? Please get back with me tell me what you think! THANK YOU
(Bible Answer) Greetings in Jesus' name. Loss of salvation can happen very quickly after disobedience, as with Adam and Eve or it can be more gradual as with being fruitless (John 15:2-6) or remaining in lukewarmness (Rev. 3:16).
When one gets saved he becomes spiritually alive. The issue after getting born again is staying alive, which sin can destroy .... You need to keep yourself pure, as Paul told Timothy (1 Tim. 5:22), because sin can make one impure and bring him to his spiritual death (Rom. 8:13; James 1:14-16; 5:19,20; etc.).
God will not force a Christian to do what is right, that is why some fall away, return as a dog to his vomit, etc. We have free will and we can disobey what God wants us to do to our own harm. That is why the devil tempts us. Sin is NEVER obedience. Sin is disobedience!
Please consider getting our 801 page book refuting eternal security entitled, The Believer's Conditional Security. There is MUCH in it that can help you better understand this salvation related subject. This book is the most exhaustive and comprehensive refutation to eternal security ever written. Remember Gal. 6:8,9 is a SALVATION passage not a rewards passage. GOD BLESS YOU. Heb. 3:14.
(Comment) I am also a serious student of the Bible and just read your letter to Dr. Charles Stanley. I don't know of another Bible teacher or theologian that knows more about Biblical salvation. With all due respect to you, your letter completely misrepresents his book and his teachings over the past 50 years. I assume your motives are right but I would suggest you go to his website and listen to his many sermons on salvation.
(Bible Answer) Greetings in Jesus' name. Charles Stanley is a good speaker and popular but he teaches you can stop believing altogether and retain your salvation. He also teaches you can not out sin the grace of God and you can live like the devil and retain your salvation. These are facts. If you are not aware of this you have a distorted view of his theology. If you want documentation for those quotes please get our book, “The Believer's Conditional Security.”
Remember a “Christian” from the camp of eternal security can be a thief, liar, adulterer, drunk, swindler, slanderer, murderer, witch, criminal, etc. That is not a Biblical Christian. A real “Christian” follows Jesus (John 10:27); he puts into practice God's word (Luke 8:21); he obeys (Heb. 5:9); etc. That is not the Christian of OSAS. Please consider getting our 801 page book refuting eternal security entitled, “The Believer's Conditional Security.” There is MUCH in it that can help you better understand this salvation related subject. This book is the most exhaustive and comprehensive refutation to eternal security ever written .... Remember Gal. 6:8,9 is a SALVATION passage not a rewards passage. GOD BLESS YOU. BTW, the Joseph Prince grace teaching is also poisonous like Charles Stanley's!
(Bible Question) I had a question about the mark of the beast; If one got it and then realized the error in their ways and turned to God will they still be condemned? What if it is forced on them, without their consent?
(Bible Answer) Greetings in Jesus' name. You asked what is the mark of the beast and how serious is it to take the mark? It appears there will be no chance to repent and get forgiven, if one takes the mark of the beast. See Rev. 14:9-12. The only ones who will get the 666 mark of the beast are those who are willing to give their allegiance to the antichrist and worship his image and/or him! It won't be given away like candy or forced beyond one's will to reject it. [There is no Scripture to suggest that.] Hence, a great multitude will be martyred then because they rejected it. See Rev. 7:9-17. Rev. 14:6-13 is another good study. GOD BLESS YOU. Remember Rev. 12:11.
(Comment) Hello, Mormons don't deny the virgin birth of Christ. ...Thank you for trying to explain the beliefs of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, but it would be great if you could correct this false statement about the doctrine of the LDS church.
I am also not sure that the statement that Mormons believe that God had sex to create spirit children is actually doctrinally correct, either ...I think that if this idea is discussed in Mormon Doctrine by Bruce R. McConkie, that it is pure speculation. That book isn't considered doctrine.
For myself, I tend to think that the real battle in the U.S. is not between the various religions that believe in God (however you want to define him; we believe in the same God as Abraham and Moses), but is between those who do believe in God and those who do not (atheists). The moral fabric of our society is eroding under relativism and moral ambivalence, which is furthered by a lack of conviction and belief in a loving Heavenly Father. Mormons have good values and stand for truth and righteousness. And so do others who believe in God. Thanks,
(Bible Answer) Greetings in Jesus' name. It appears you may have been grossly misinformed about what Mormons believe. Regarding the virgin birth, the LDS church has redefined the basic meaning of the virgin birth, as taught in the Bible (Mt. 1:18-25), to fit their strange false doctrine! Here is a quote from a past Mormon Apostle (who would be on a par to a cardinal, or higher, in the Catholic church):
Christ was begotten by an Immortal Father in the same way that mortal men are begotten by mortal fathers (Mormon Doctrine, p. 547).
That is part of the LDS beliefs. To cast doubt on the Mormon Apostle, Bruce McConkie, in an effort to shield the Latter Day Saint's bizarre doctrines is counterproductive! Why? Because it discredits all who had him elevated to that high position and those who allowed him to remain there. It also discredits the Mormon publishers for printing and distributing his heretical materials. You are saying they were all wrong and you are right!
What you are doing is somewhat common among people who refuse to change, based on the evidence, that is, they usually deny the point which refutes them. This is also common among Catholics and Jehovah's Witnesses. The eternal security proponents also deny the fact that their doctrine is license for immorality, but their denial doesn't change reality. Hence, what you have attempted is not new to us, nor has it helped your cause. The Latter Day Saints continue to spread damnable heresy. Joseph Smith Jr. was a false prophet. The Book of Mormon is not from God. There is no need to pray about the Book of Mormon just like there is no need to pray about the Koran.
There will be many who claim Jesus is their “Lord” but are false (Mt. 7:21-23). That shows it is not just atheists which are the problem. False teachers among Christians is a serious and real DANGER (2 Peter. 2:1,2). Mormonism is only part of that GREAT danger.
You stated that Mormons have good values and stand for truth and righteousness. It is IMPOSSIBLE for that to be factual, since Mormonism is leading many sincere people, besides themselves, to the lake of fire by their teachings. To teach false doctrine regarding salvation is not moral and it certainly is not standing for truth and righteousness. Please reconsider you devotion to Mormonism. It is not based on God's truth. It will only hurt you in the end. NOTE: I am a former Roman Catholic. It is not easy to admit to being deceived. It takes humility to do that, but God gives grace to the humble.
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