(Bible Question) I was heavily into drugs and porn before the Lord saved me. for many years did well; over the last several years have wrestled with and often looked to porn. If I've lost my salvation what's the point, how can I be saved again? I want to be close to the Lord and would just as soon He kill me off and send me to hell for so many times betraying Him, but if I've fallen then there's no way back?
(Bible Answer) The GOOD NEWS is you can get saved again. Since your sin is adultery (Mt. 5:28,29) and it is impossible for a person to be an adulterer and a Christian at the same time (1 Cor. 6:9,10; Rev. 21:8; Eph. 5:5-7) you have become the victim of the devil through one of his main tools, porn. As you passed from death to life and were once delivered from your sin addictions when you got born again and became a new creation, the reverse has since happened. You have gone back as a dog returns to his vomit (2 Pet. 2:20-22), you have gotten back on the road to hell and damnation again.
NOTE: As the prodigal son returned to salvation after he repented (Lk. 15:24), you can too! The Father will be just as happy to have you back, if you humbly return to serve Him after you repent. Also ponder the following truth about returning to salvation from being a backslider:
My brothers, if anyone among you wanders from the truth and someone brings him back, let him know that whoever brings back a sinner from his wandering will save his soul from death and will cover a multitude of sins. (James 5:19,20, ESV)
To enter God’s kingdom in the end you will have to endure to the end:
All men will hate you because of me, but he who stands firm to the end will be saved. (Mat 10:22)
We have come to share in Christ if we hold firmly till the end the confidence we had at first. (Heb 3:14)
Do not be afraid of what you are about to suffer. I tell you, the devil will put some of you in prison to test you, and you will suffer persecution for ten days. Be faithful, even to the point of death, and I will give you the crown of life. He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. He who overcomes will not be hurt at all by the second death. (Rev 2:10,11)
You are in a fight for your S-O-U-L. Get serious and take no chances. Eternity is a long time. Read the plan of salvation.
(Bible Question) ...i read the letters today and can identify with some such as being lukewarm and continuing to backslide in my life with drugs occasionally, lies, quick temper, cursing at times then being very depressed over it being daily reminded of my sins by my wife since the beginning of our marriage i slept with other women and now after 11 yrs last yr she was pregnant with another mans baby that she aborted financially im stuck i have 2 kids no steady work she wants me out she wants a divorce which im ok with since we both have committed adultery the bible states a divorce is acceptable in Gods eyes i just feel like if i leave in feb when the tax check comes im abandoning my children which one is a special needs son but i can do no right in her eyes which after a few weeks or months i say f it and fall away from the word, then stop going to church which she wont go cause she is so called catholic im really lost at times on what to do trying to keep up the bills staying sober i feel like at times there is no hope for me then i read one of today’s letters and know there is hope for me as long as im still breathing back on the divorce ive left 6 or 8 times in the past and always come back due to lack of work and not following God when im out of this house being alone makes me depressed, i feel so lonely for affection i pray all the time for a christian women in my life ...she keeps pushing to leave and get a girlfriend... what does the bible say
(Bible Answer) Greetings in Jesus’ name. Your life is a complete mess and you know it. God is your answer. He gives grace to the humble and salvation to the repentant. Hence, do the right thing for your SOUL and the souls of others. SIN is always a bad choice! It is the way of destruction and damnation. Draw near to God and he’ll draw near to you. Click here to read the Biblical plan of salvation.
(Bible Question) Good Morning in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!! ...I believe strongly in the eternal security of the believer “Once Saved, Always Saved” and after reading your paragraph would like to for you to prayerfully consider this…The rich young ruler was indeed devoid of the LIFE of God but had his LOVE…I agree. However study carefully Romans 8:38,39… To Whom is the Holy Spirit directing this passage toward? For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the LOVE OF GOD that is in Christ Jesus our Lord." This passage is directed solely and exclusively to believers who are in Christ!!! This could not apply to the rich young ruler or others like him unless they are first, in Christ…. Grace & Peace Brother ____
(Bible Answer) The point being made about the love of God and the rich, young ruler is: Even the unsaved are loved by God, yet they don’t have the life of God. Rom. 8:38,39 is stressing the fact that Christians will not be separated from his love, but says nothing about the life of God. That passage doesn’t imply eternal security. (Apparently some Christians at Rome were being misled about being separated from God’s love and Paul wanted to correct that error.) Again, Rom. 8:38,39 does not say LIFE of God, but only love of God. Sin does separate people from God (Isa 59:2). Such is also taught just 3 chapters after the famous Eph. 2:8,9 grace passage:
For of this you can be sure: No immoral, impure or greedy person—such a man is an idolater—has any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God. Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of such things God’s wrath comes on those who are disobedient. Therefore do not be partners with them. (Eph 5:5-7)
Don’t let the grace changers deceive you about the plan of salvation and antinomianism. Are you willing to answer these questions on eternal security? You need the NO eternal security book. Heb. 3:14. [God bless you.]
(Bible Question) I recently came across your website... For a long time this doctrine (once saved always saved) really bothered me...and what bothers me more is many well known TV preachers constantly push this concept. They will jump through any amount of hoops to keep this doctrine alive. Such as in Ephesians where it talks about how we are sealed unto the day of redemption. (And once you are in God's Family you cannot be disowned.) They always counter by saying that if a person falls away they were never really saved to begin with. To me...believing in eternal security is clouding the issue of free will. ...if He requires us to have faith to obtain salvation, why wouldn't He require us to continue to have the faith? We can't make a fool of God by being forgiven and then going back to being rebellious. ...Why would God clearly state in one verse how to be saved....and then give vague references throughout the scriptures that could not be taken at face value? Etc. Parables, enduring to the end, only the holy will see God's face, shipwrecked faith, apostasy etc. God demands obedience, sin is rebellion or in other words disobedience. No wonder Jesus said the road to Heaven is NARROW and few there be that find it. Thanks and God Bless!!!
(Bible Answer) Greetings in Jesus’ name. It is terrible how the exalted preachers of our day are ravenous wolves in sheep’s clothing. False teachers are abounding even in the local congregations. It is an apostate church. The grace changers are in control to the eternal detriment of those who want salvation.
Because of the above, the image of a Christian has been smeared to where it is only a powerless form of godliness. The heretics tell us we must sin all the time, yet deny we can live above sin. The icing on the cake now is, the heresy of once saved always saved is considered the gospel and grace when it is really another gospel and lie from the devil. The shame of it all continues on when Christians support or unify with such congregations and ministries to “serve God”! SOULS continue to perish.
NOTE: The grace changers don’t always say if one turns to wickedness he was never saved (or a false convert). That is one of their messages which they mention based on their audience. At other times they say they remain saved in their unrepentant wickedness. That is common as they teach about the sin unto death or focus in upon David when in adultery and murder. They never say David was never saved because he turned to wickedness! They have a double message which always allows for both gross wickedness and salvation at the same time. May God help us all in this apostasy. 1 Cor. 2:9.
(Bible Question) I have read an article in your site about the prohibition of divorcing and getting married again. What about this case: a christian couple married for ten years, half of them the husband lived and is still living in adultery. he has had not only occasional intimate encounters with several women, but also has had an official girlfriend (introduced as such to his mother and father) for the last two years. Not to mention the physical and mental abuse he is constantly putting his wife and eight year old son through. is divorce and re-marriage for the innocent part allowed? sincererely
(Bible Answer) If you are the woman, I’m so sorry for the pain and the misery. That wicked, hell-bound, adulterous, poor excuse for a husband and father needs salvation. He is taking others to hell with him, as he indulges himself in immorality.
Regarding possible remarriage for such a woman, it seems that if any one should be allowed to divorce and remarry it would be such a person. However, I’m not so sure that is the case (Rom. 7:2,3; 1 Cor. 7:39). NOTE: We do not understand all the details of this divorce and possible remarriage issue, but we do know many are in adultery because their so-called marriage is not legitimate before the Lord (Mt. 19:9; Mk. 10:11,12). May God give you peace and strength. Remember Rev. 21:4.
(Bible Question) Mary Mother of God??? How do you respond to the scripture where Elizabeth "inspired by the Holy Sprit" calls Mary "mother of my Lord" - and "Lord" in these verses must mean God????
(Bible Answer) Greetings in Jesus’ name. You are referring to the following, spoken by Elizabeth:
But why am I so favored, that the mother of my Lord should come to me? (Luke 1:43)
If we only focus on one New Testament verse, any verse, we will have a distorted understanding. There is no question that Mary is not the mother of God, if we consider the whole New Testament. Mary is the mother of the man Jesus. The humanity of Christ is taught in Scripture just like the deity of Christ. It is impossible for God to have a mother, since God is eternal. Therefore, the way the Catholic church has not only exalted Mary to the Mother of God, but also the sinless, sovereign queen of Heaven, refuge of sinner, mediatrix and dispenser of all grace and “our life, sweetness and hope,” etc. is so F-A-R from Biblical truth it is shockingly dangerous! Such is not the mother of Jesus. Remember what Jesus said to the woman who tried to exalt Mary in his presence because she was his mother:
As Jesus was saying these things, a woman in the crowd called out, “Blessed is the mother who gave you birth and nursed you.” He replied, “Blessed rather are those who hear the word of God and obey it.” (Luke 11:27,28)
The real Mary of the Bible has absolutely NO role in our salvation. There are dozens of actual salvations shown in the Bible as well as salvation sermons, and NEVER was Mary even mentioned in the slightest way with our salvation, etc. The Mary of Catholicism is not the Mary of the Bible. Place all 100% of your trust in JESUS for your soul’s salvation, as you follow him unashamedly and obediently in this wicked society. Click here to read about true salvation. Remember, go by the Bible alone for truth (2 Tim. 3:16,17). It is God’s word and final authority.
(Bible Comment) I totaly agree [about apostasy]. since i am now on disability all i do is read the bible:) I cant afford a tv. And i noticed that what i am reading is not being taught. And recently have started to prepare mentally and spiritually to live for Jesus even to death. the church i went to is all of the above and more:) so i am praying to be led to a true church of believers. Pray for me as i pray for you.
(Bible Answer) Greetings in Jesus’ name. Have you read Could this Be The Great Apostasy? If you haven’t read it, please do. It is a very hard time for Christians to find sound teaching and Christian fellowship! That is one of the reasons we have our internet church. It is for people, especially like you. Please consider signing up. If interested, you can do that here Internet Church.
It seems like your disability was a blessing in disguise. Not only have you been reading the Bible more, but spared from TV, one of the greatest tools of the devil! Do you know the plan of salvation? This is good for new converts. God bless you.
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