(Comments) In regards to the eternal security of the believer: How did you become saved? Did you work your way to heaven? Or did Jesus offer you the gift of eternal life by His sacrifice on the cross? If Jesus saved you. Then how can you lose your salvation? Do you sin again and then you lose it? If that is the case, no one could stay saved, we all sin daily. Even thinking about a sinful act is as bad as doing one. We would be so busy trying to keep ourselves saved we couldn't possibly be doing the Lord's work in trying to lead others to Christ. That is why we are kept by God. We are saved by Jesus Christ and our Salvation is kept by them. I am not more powerful than God are you? If I lose my salvation, then Jesus must have to die again? How many times did he die? Once, for all mankind. Salvation is not of our works. By saying God can't keep us saved, that is saying we have to work our way to heaven, which no one can do. None of us are righteous enough to do that. Jesus is. Apparently I worship a more powerful God than you do. I would hate to live a life knowing that I could lose my salvation. Why would God want to lose a sinner that has been saved by grace? He wouldn't. He would just take your life that he might save your soul.
(Bible Answer) Greetings in Jesus’ name. As the Lord stated, his sheep follow him (John 10:27). That’s what we do. So for any Christian to do that is not salvation by works, as you have been wrongly taught to believe. Obedience is not legalism or a works salvation. Jesus is our avior. We are not trying to save ourselves [as you infer].
The reason we reject, as a DAMNABLE HERESY, the teaching of once saved always saved is because the Bible stresses the lethal dangers of sin, peaching a false gospel and disowning Jesus. A Christian must endure to the end for salvation’s sake. God’s word declares the righteous can die spiritually by turning to evil (Ezek. 33:18; Rom. 8:13; etc).
A fringe belief and sub-heresy of eternal security is a Christian sins all the time, as you alluded to. Since you sin everyday, why don’t you start to obey God? Why don’t you resist the devil and he will flee from you (James 4:7)? Why don’t you, walk in the Spirit, and you won’t fulfil the lust of the flesh (Gal 5:16)? Why don’t you sow to please the Spirit so you can reap eternal life (Gal. 6:8)?
Do you actually think Christians believe Jesus can or would have to die again since eternal security is false? We know he died only once, as did the New Testament writers who also clearly rejected eternal security. Your email is not showing an openness to the Scriptures, but instead an attempt to convince us to leave the truth to enter the realm of spiritual deception and lies. Look what it has done to you. You have no apparent concern that you sin all the time! You appear to be ruined. May that not be the case. Please know sin is the issue even now! If you care to read, watch or hear various teachings on salvation, the Christian life, etc. please examine our website and/or order our materials. Evangelical Outreach God bless you. Heb. 3:14.
(Bible Question) If the angels working with Satan were all cast to the earth and locked in Tartarus till the day of judgment, who are the demons. The fall had to take place before creation else how could Satan be in the Garden, that old serpant mentioned in revelation. Shalom
(Bible Answer) From Job we know that even Satan still had access to heaven to dialog with God. So he was in Eden and had access to God in heaven after he sinned. Some think the only angels locked in Tartarus (2 Peter 2:4) are the ones who specially sinned, as mentioned in Gen. 6:1,2. It is not clear, if that is true or not. IF the demons are not the angels which fell with Satan, who could they be? There doesn’t seem to be another possibility. Click on angels, demons and satan to read more. (Don’t get sidetracked. Holiness and pleasing God are the issue.) How is your faith in Jesus today? God bless you.
(Bible Comment) You do know that Judas repented before he hanged himself? However, he may had still gone to Hell.... but, when Jesus died on the Cross, He went to Hell and stripped satan of all his authority and took the keys of hell and death away from him. Then, he took the lake of fire to the pit of hell... then, preached VICTORY to those held captive there (one of which may had been Judas)..... then, delivered them over into Paradise aka Abraham's Boson. When Jesus ascended into Heaven 40 days after His Resurrection, He lead a train of all of those who were in Paradise, up into Heaven... to be with Him forever and ever! That means Judas is in Heaven
(Bible Answer) Please lay down your fairytale books and draw all doctrinal beliefs from the Bible. Judas Iscariot is in hell, as you read this message. Ponder the following:
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)
Jesus never led anyone from the fires of Hades into heaven. It was only the righteous dead. If the wicked dead go to heaven then there would be no one in the lake of fire in the end, which is not the case (Rev. 20:15; 21:8; etc.). There is no universalism. Most will end up in fiery torment! Don’t follow them. Do you know the real plan of salvation? God bless you.
(Bible Qustion) Thank you for your informative presentation about baptismal regeneration. This "different gospel" has caused me concern and distress in my personal evangelism. I was once telling a young lady about biblical salvation and sharing my testimony. She asked her Lutheran minister about what I told her, and he said that if she was baptized, "She was fine."
I have interviewed over a hundred Lutherans and Catholics, mostly Lutheran, and asked this diagnostic question: "I want to be in God's favor and I want to spend my eternity in His heaven. What can you tell me about that?" I almost always get an answer of self-righteousness such as, "Live a good life, be honest, go to church, do the best you can." A Lutheran youth leader in my town told me, “Don't murder anyone, fit into society and you'll be ok....”
My gut feeling is that there are many many decent church-going folks who seem to have an affection for the Lord, but are clueless about what it means to be a Christian ....saved by His grace through faith in Christ alone. And what a heartbreak it is.
Do you have any suggestions in witnessing to these people, caught in this devilish misuse of scripture? I sense that because they trust in their own goodness for salvation as evidenced by my questions, they are eternally lost. Do you agree?
I appreciate your response, and I pray God's blessings on your ministry. Do you ever travel to do a presentation in another town....This area is devestated by baptismal regeneration and its evil influence in the souls of our people.
(Bible Answer) Greetings in Jesus’ name. Salvation is very simple and yet very complex and has been much confused by various false doctrines. There is no doubt for Catholics, Lutherans, Church of Christ, Mormons, etc. to teach one must be water baptized to get forgiven is a grave error. There are others who deny one must repent (turn from his idols) to serve God in a trusting and submitting faith in Jesus to come to initial salvation (get born again). There are also those who say once a person has been truly regenerated he will always remain God’s child and he can never die spiritually. All of these prevalent teachings are demonic and have damned multitudes.
We are saved in a moment’s time at the point of a trusting-submitting faith in Jesus. (Repentance is implied in that statement, since one can’t summit to Jesus and stay in their sins.) Saving faith in Jesus obeys. If it doesn’t he/she does NOT have a saving faith. Also, a saving faith contacts the blood of Jesus and sets a child of the devil free from his many sin addictions. Just merely praying words can’t do this, but heartfelt, repentant words crying out to God for mercy and forgiveness can.
The main problem in our day is with once saved always saved. It is a heresy that will have MOST church people thinking they can’t die spiritually even through the most vile wickedness and consequently let sin in their lives and get back on the road to hell. The devil has reclaimed many under the distorted grace message of eternal security. They think there are Christian drunks, Christian adulterers, Christian thieves, etc.
The only way to reach any person who is deceived is with God’s truth. They must be exposed to God’s word and shown their error. If the devil can keep one out of the Bible, he will be deceived. That even applies to just reading books, booklets, etc. about Biblical subjects. Many are filled with poison. That is why so many ministers are deceived and dangerous. Almost all get their sermons from a book—not from Scripture for themselves! They are blind leaders of the blind.
If you can line up speaking engagement/s for me in your area, I would be glad to accommodate. Let me know if you can. Please consider signing up for our weekly internet church. Remember Gal. 6:8,9 is a SALVATION passage not a rewards passage. GOD BLESS YOU.
(Bible Question) I recently read the section on Catholicism on your website. I was born and raised Catholic, although only recently was I converted to the Lord. At the beginning of my conversion, I wanted to be sure to "get it right" and I knew that meant leaving the Catholic Church if need be. After praying, and reading many, many things about the various denominations, I arrived at one conclusion. The Catholic Church. I am appalled at how your website picks apart what Catholics believe and assert that our salvation is in jeopardy. Of course there are plenty of proclaimed Catholics who have not truly accepted Jesus and are just "going through the motions." I used to be one of them. But for those of us who have been converted to Jesus, repented, and trust him fully for providing the way for our salvation, are you really going to say that we would go to hell for honoring the Mother of Jesus?...There are many point in regards to your tearing apart Catholicism - but the biggest and most important is the Eucharist. "Truly, Truly I say to you, if you do not eat the flesh of the son of man and drink his blood you have no life within you." "This IS my body...This IS my blood." Jesus is truly present in the Holy Eucharist, and this is his greatest gift to us here on earth. He humbled himself so completely - so that we may receive him in a truly REAL way, not only spiritually. It would be idolatry if we actually worshipped the "wafer" as if it was a wafer, but we believe through faith that it is JESUS!!! If we believe it is Jesus, it can not be idolatry. Last, but not least - the Catholic Church is the one that Jesus began - the one the DISCIPLES carried on and believed in -they celebrated the Eucharist, they had confession....
The Catholic Church is full of the most wonderful graces from God, I pray you will find your way to it. In terms of salvation - we believe all that you believe - that Christ alone can bring salvation - why then are you so sure that some of the ways in which we worship him are going to put our salvation in jeopardy? God does not get hung up on "technicalities" in the Bible. "The only way to the father is through me" - of course, but that doesn't mean that people that have a special love for Jesus' mother are going to hell! I'm sure you have already formed an argument to this email, and are thinking, "This is just another misled, idolatrous Catholic who's salvation is in jeopardy." But I must tell you - I have done so much praying, reading, and research on this, and the Holy Spirit has revealed to my in his own special way that the place to be is in the Catholic Church. Please consider for a moment, that the original church, just might be the one TRUE church. God Bless,
(Bible Answer) Greetings in Jesus’ name. You asked:
But for those of us who have been converted to Jesus, repented, and trust him fully for providing the way for our salvation, are you really going to say that we would go to hell for honoring the Mother of Jesus???
Please do not try to sanitize Catholicism. Catholics trust the sacraments, being a Catholic and Mary for salvation. Hence, they do NOT trust Jesus 100%. Please do not misrepresent the religious system you have decided to associate yourself with and are trying to defend by saying you are “trusting him [Jesus] fully.” Catholics also do MUCH MORE than just “honor” Mary. In the rosary you proclaim her to be your “life, sweetness and hope”! That is enough to send one to hell, if believed. It also robs glory from the Lord Jesus, who is all of that and much more. Furthermore, the Fatima visions, which have been endorsed by the Catholic authorities, state Mary is “the way” to God—another shocking and major contradiction to Scripture.
What you think you have for Mary is much more than love and honor. You have been taught to TRUST in her for salvation. By why not, if you believe what you were taught? Catholicism says she is co-redeemer with Jesus and also says she is the mediatrix and dispenser of ALL “grace.” This is more proof that the Mary you believe in is not the Mary of the Bible. The real Mary is my sister, not my mother, not my life, sweetness, hope, refuge of sinners, etc.
You have NEVER heard or read on this web site that we have said Catholicism teaches people to worship Mary. They don’t teach that officially, but they do teach she is to be “venerated,” which is a synonym for WORSHIP. No doubt in Mexico and other Spanish speaking countries Mary is often worshiped. Why don’t the Catholic authorities stop this?
Catholicism does, however, openly teach to “worship” the communion wafer as God! That is idolatry. The wafer is not changed into Jesus. Catholicism has dangerously taken John 6:53 out of its context, as the basis of their transubstantiation doctrine. The only real transubstantiation we see in the Bible is found in John 2 where Jesus changed the water into wine. After it was changed it no longer tasted like water! Hence, if Catholicism had the real thing, then the communion wafer would “taste” like human flesh and blood, which you claim it has been changed into. It does not.
Jesus was NOT the founder of Catholicism. Jesus was the founder of Christianity, which is not the same. Jesus pointed people to himself, not to Mary to get to him, as Catholicism teaches. Many other examples could be cited. Catholicism in its present form has evolved over the centuries to where we have a monstrosity which never existed even 500 years ago. For example, did you know the rosary began in 1090 AD? That alone should shake the foundation of any staunch Catholic.
I can sense your displeasure with what we stated. I can relate to some degree. I too was a Catholic. I wanted to stay in Catholicism, since I was raised that way. What jarred me loose was reading the Catholic Bible. The only source of spiritual truth is the Bible. You must accept that. The early Christians were told to base ALL of their doctrines on Scripture:
All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work. (2 Tim 3:16,17)
The man of God is thoroughly equipped for every good work with the Bible alone. To violate this basic guide is to open yourself for deception, which you are currently in. You stated you have done much reading, but that reading doesn’t assure truth. Spiritual truth is ONLY found in the Bible and all teachings which contradict the Bible are wrong, regardless if they comes from the Mormons, Jehovah's Witnesses, SDA people or Catholicism. You are in a religious system which is teaching falsely about salvation and also promotes idolatry, according to Scripture. God bless you.
(Bible Question) If you are not trusting in the Lord Jesus Christ alone for the salvation of your souls, then you are not trusting Christ. Only he can save you and your works will follow. I had to be taught that I could lose my salvation by men, but the wonderful Holy Spirit was teaching me otherwise. On Christ the solid rock I stand!
(Bible Answer) Greetings in Jesus’ name. You neglected to write that now that you have come to believe in eternal security you have no fear of sinning and are convinced you can now turn to wickedness such as sexual sin, drunkenness, lying, hate, etc. and retain your salvation. Do NOT try to deny this! That is what you think the Holy Spirit has taught you. It might have been a spirit, but not God’s Holy Spirit, who is holy and will always lead us in accord to the Scriptures, which he inspired.
The faith in Jesus which saves one from damnation is a faith which follows and OBEYS him in this wicked and adulterous generation. If not, you only have the faith of demons (James 2:14-26). Here is an important verse to memorize:
We know that we have come to know him if we obey his commands. The man who says, “I know him,” but does not do what he commands is a liar, and the truth is not in him. (1 John 2:3,4)
The only time eternal security was taught in the Bible is found in Gen. 3:4 and the teacher was the devil. Eve made the mistake of believing him and fell into wickedness quickly. This is the case with the security-in-sin gospel you have accepted. For your own SOUL’S sake, please read the New Testament with no preconceived ideas and accept what it says. Jesus wasn’t joking when he told those already saved they would have to endure to the end for salvation (Mt. 10:22).
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) Hi, ummm, I was woundering if you could help me. At my house we have a big problem with religion. I just moved in with my mom for the summer from my dad's and my mom is christian and and I'm catholic. My mom is completly against my religion and wont let me go to church and makes me go to hers... so I was woudnering if you could help me
(Bible Answer) Greetings in Jesus’ name. The reason your mother doesn’t want you to go to the Catholic church is because she loves you and doesn’t want you exposed to the false teachings and practices that are rampant there. I know because I used to be a Catholic myself.
Please know that just going inside any church building will not save our SOUL. You must turn from your sins and turn to Christ or you will be damned. Have you ever read through the New Testament? Please do and ponder this important verse:
Or 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. Such were some of you; but you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and in the Spirit of our God. (1 Cor. 6:9-11, NASB)
Do not follow the crowd. They will go to HELL (Mt. 7:13,14) This will help you better understand salvation Remember Rev. 21:8. GOD BLESS YOU.
(Bible Question) Hello there, I have a very important question is the real name for Jesus, Yeshua, or Yahweh?
(Bible Answer) Greetings in Jesus’ name. Since you speak and write in English, then his name is JESUS. The New Testament is written in Greek (not Hebrew or Aramaic). If we transliterate his name, Jesus real name into English characters comes out JESUS. It is dangerous to be around people who say the name “Jesus” is pagan. If you are with such a group, leave at once for your own sake. [For more info click on Jesus or Yeshua.] GOD BLESS YOU.
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