(Comment) Thank you for the powerful preaching I heard this morning about Grace Changers! I am glad you are warning people that they will suffer persecution if they follow this Way. It isn't easy! My daughters shun me and cause our grandchildren to do the same. One even told me I was devil possessed and evil because I don't believe once saved always saved (OSAS). How hurtful is that?! My neighbors will have nothing to do with me...all of them believe OSAS. It is a very lonely life! The Lord said we would know His people by the love they have for one another. I have seen no evidence of love anywhere among these people. My husband's family are all devout OSAS people who worship (literally) the oldest brother, a retired OSAS preacher. Only my husband has escaped the bondage of this brother and dares to read the Bible for himself, believing what it says. His sisters have slandered me and joined forces with one of our daughters to talk about me, accusing me of leading him astray. We used to be Catholics, but it was he who wanted to go there. Now we have both "seen the light" and have left the Catholic church, but did not go back to the OSAS heresy either. So we are out on a limb by ourselves. We read the Bible together each morning and pray for those who persecute us. We have repented of our sins and turn to Jesus alone for salvation, taking His Word as our only authority. But we don't know where to go to church anymore. I found your page of audio sermons and will content myself with that. Thank you for bravely preaching the truth. Everyone I know are followers of Charles Stanley and _________. You are a refreshing breeze! God bless you!
(Bible Answer) We are thankful to God you found us and very sorry for the pain you have and are suffering over truth. Such is a test for all Christians as you know. Hang in there and keep standing like a rock for truth.
It was wonderful to read you have left the Catholic church. I regretfully think back to the Catholic masses I attended for decades and all the pagan idolatries associated with them. It is wonderful to be free from all that and their mythical Mary. It takes the Scriptures to set a person free from deceptions like that. Anything less would not have worked with me.
We are in an apostasy. That is why you are so rejected and so many people you know love the grace changers as they do. Keep reaching out to them. You might not know that we have gospel literature which is very much directed for the once saved always saved person and Catholic! If you send your address we'll send you a free ministry packet, if you are interested. We also have general salvation literature which is very powerful and effective. You can also print free tracts from your own home computer.
OsasH (once saved always saved HERESY) is so prevalent in our day, if a Bible believer isn't reading his bible but mostly just listening to sermons he will accept that lie as truth and think one is very much led astray for not believing that doctrine too. That teaching destroys the fear of God and sets one up for a spiritual fall. We have hundreds of Scriptures cited in our materials which refute their gospel, but the sin-loving crowd doesn't want to notice them. They seem satisfied in their sins as they travel down the road to hell. Remember 1 Cor. 2:9. God bless you.
(Bible Question) I have a question for you? Was Jesus born Greek or Hebrew?
(Bible Answer) He was born Hebrew, but the Holy Spirit had the New Testament writers use Greek! Since Christians go by the Bible and his name in the Greek New Testament (when transliterated into English) is JESUS, then real Christians should use Jesus and not Yeshua. Jesus is Biblical for English speaking people, while Yeshua is NOT. Jesus is not pagan, as some claim.
NOTE: While the Holy Spirit had a certain select few words in the New Testament written in another language, NEVER is Yeshua found in the NT. That shows the very emphasis people like you stress is missing the mark as far as having spiritual importance. God looks on the heart, not on how one pronounces the Savior's name.
(Comment) The mark of the beast are bar codes on every product in Australia have a variation of 6 and 9 usually 3 of them, and contain a 7 AND 22 OR 23.... you may wish to consider this info.
(Bible Answer) Greetings in Jesus' name. It is impossible for the bar code on products to be the mark of the beast. Such is not on a person's body and secondly, we can still buy and sell without any bar code. See Rev. 13:16,17. Have you read this on salvation....GOD BLESS YOU.
(Comment) Keep the faith and press on. We are seeing churches, couples we know, and even our own, beloved son dragged into the \“dumbed down\” doctrines of OSAS and Calvinism. My wife and I are astounded at the growing ignorance in the modern church—even alarmed. The matter is this: people of faith believe they can discard the rational mind God gave us: just ignore Biblical truth in favor of an easier, \“safer\” way to believe. These people have abandoned the notion that our God demands holy fear.... being a believer is demanding in this world, as Christ promised it would be, but corrupting Scripture to make it warm and fuzzy is spiritually dangerous. Heresy is rning in today\'s church.
I submit: if one is of sound mind and intellect, the Scripture cannot be read as is and ever support OSAS or, God forbid it still more, Calvinism. Cannot people see that these heresies completely defuse the whole point of the NT, and make both Paul and our dear Jesus complete frauds? Ah, so easy to grow weary, but we were warned all of this would happen....
(Bible Answer) Greetings in Jesus' name. Your email was very insightful and sound. If I could shake your hand I certainly would. YES, we are in a DEEP DARK WIDESPREAD APOSTASY. Eternal security is reigning as king in the so-called Bible preaching churches. That heresy has led to the damnation of multitudes, but it continues to be supported, even by those who reject it! It is shocking [and is spiritual treason]. If you haven't signed up for our internet church, please do. GOD BLESS YOU. Rev. 21:4.
(Comment) ok I believe everything you are saying-I don\'t understand why anyone would want to live in sin like that -just because of what you reap out of it-I see the destruction of that everyday!!!! - I read through your page but did not see the reason for Jesus to die-I am not saying you should live like a sinner-I am just saying that if it is me that works my way into heaven then it makes me sad that Jesus went through that unspeakable death-thank you
(Bible Answer) Greetings in Jesus' name. Unfortunately, someone misinformed you about what Christians like us believe.
First, Jesus came to earth for multiple reasons, the primary one being to die for ALL our sins. Secondly, the eternal security teachers have also misinformed you about what we believe regarding salvation. We do NOT believe we earn our salvation by good works. PLEASE REMEMBER THAT! If you hear those teachers say that again, please correct them. We have all 100% of our faith in JESUS. We also know a righteous man can die spiritually, which the OSAS teachers (Ray Comfort; Charles Stanley, John MacArthur, etc.) will always deny. GOD BLESS YOU.
(Comment) I read your Riplinger ‘award'....I do have some questions about the Bible versions controversy: 1. How do you feel about the Majority Text vs. Alexandrian text issue? 2. I have a book _________ writes about the circle of friends that Westcott and Hort had when they were doing their compiling of the Greek text. According to him they were heavily involved in the occult.... I'd welcome any comments you may have on these points which are the result of your research. As a lay person who holds down a full-time job, I'm beginning to feel like I'm involved in a ‘he said, she said' scenario in my search for the historical/doctrinal truth about so many issues. Books and teachings sound great, but then someone comes along and presents more facts which seem to refute the other person's work. Your brother in Jesus,
(Bible Answer) Greetings in Jesus' name.... NOTE: The King James Only (KJVO) people are NOT teaching from Scripture! By that I mean they go to outside sources to condemn various wonderful translations in their efforts to exalt the KJV 1611, which is not the edition they use today! (Strange things like this go with the KJVO people.)
The same people who have smeared Westcott and Hort should check out the Catholic priest who formulated the TR and dedicated the first edition to the Pope. Erasmus [also] said he wanted salvation, but not without Mary! (See documentation in our booklet on Gail Riplinger and her Scholarship.) So even if Westcott and Hort were in the occult (which I don't believe for a moment), that would not make them worse than Erasmus. Besides him, Beza (the Calvinist) got his hands on the edition used for the KJV and changed a few verses to help save eternal security. Beza kept company with John Calvin, the killer of Michael Servetus! Now that is BAD COMPANY! The KJVO people have a DOUBLE STANDARD. They want to condemn all non-KJV bibles by a standard, but reject it on the KJV....
The BIG problem is people can NOT understand the KJV. END OF DISCUSSION! Even if it was translated perfectly, which it wasn't, because it can NOT be understood it should NOT be used. It is only a “tradition” from the past that keeps people glued to the KJV. Certainly, it is not the ease in reading ....
Personally, I have no major problems with the TR. It is the KJV translation that I have trouble with, especially when people like Gail [Riplinger] say all non-KJV Bibles are New Age! This is both childish and insane, yet many have been deceived by her to their own harm and to her financial profit. Various Bibles also use the TR, besides the KJV, yet show “errors” in the KJV. (Are they New Age too?) Those translations are easier to understand than the KJV too. GOD BLESS YOU.
(Comment) Is it possible to get saved again? If so, how does it happen? Thanks
(Bible Answer) Greetings in Jesus' name. YES, it is possible to get saved again, according to Scripture (Luke 15:24,32; Rom. 11:19-23; James 5:19,20). It happens the same way it occurred for the prodigal—by repenting. You need our book, “The Believer's Conditional Security.” Please consider signing up for our weekly teachings. GOD BLESS YOU. Heb. 3:14.
(Comment) ...As a believer with a strong Arminian perspective, I wonder if I could ask you about the problem of people who make a commitment at a meeting eg they walk forward at a crusade or put their hand up to respond to a gospel message, but only days or perhaps, at most, a few weeks later, they then fall away and have no more interest in the Lord. Is it your judgment that such people made a real step of faith and were truly converted but simply turned away very briefly or do you think that they were perhaps not truly born again in the first place—is there such a thing as a thing as a defective commitment resulting in an emotional response as opposed to a genuine spiritual response? It would really help to hear your view on this as I have met too many people who seem to last a very short time as believers and it is a very sad situation. Many thanks....
(Bible Answer) Greetings in Jesus' name. There are various reasons why a [Christian] person in such circumstances can QUICKLY turn cold to the things of God. In Gal. 1:6 those Christians were quickly turning to another gospel due to false teachings. In 1 Tim. 5:15 some turned away quickly over a different reason. In Luke 8:13 cf. Mt. 13:21 some fall away quickly over persecution. Another possibility is some don't really get saved. Hence, your question has various possible answers, but real Christians can quickly fall away..
New converts need to be guarded and carefully watched by an older Christian. If need be, the older Christian might have to go after them and not wait for them to come back. The info in this article could help greatly GOD BLESS YOU. Heb. 3:14.
(Bible Question) Could you please help me? I used to be a Christian, and backslid into lust. I deliberately sinned against God for a long time because a bad thing happened, and I fell into unbelief for a while. I was convicted by the Holy Spirit, but was foolish and ignored the promptings to return. I want to return, but then I read Hebrews 10:26-29 and feel like I cannot return, and that God will not forgive me. I fear I have committed the unpardonable sin, as many say that insulting the Spirit of Grace is the blasphemy against the Holy Spirit. I don't know if I have done that yet, or if God is correcting me. Is there any hope for me? Please help me.
(Bible Answer) Greetings in Jesus' name. Lust and unbelief are not unforgiveable. [You did not commit the unforgivable sin.] Please ponder these verses which state one can get saved again (James 5:19,20; Lk. 15:24,32; Rom. 11:19-23). Here is a teaching on Hebrews 10 that should help also .... GOD BLESS YOU.
(Comment) Is it possible that the ‘unicorn' mentioned in the book of Job [in the KJV], refers to the Indian Rhinoceros?
(Bible Answer) YES, but why call it a mythical, non-existent animal—“unicorn”????
(Comment) ...I have just read the article on the debate about the Pre versus Post tribulation rapture. I believe in post tribulation rapture but I was confused when you said that God's wrath comes after the 7th trumpet....So to me that seems like we will be here for some of God's wrath against the people on the earth. If what you say is right then what do we call the events of the first six trumpets. Looking forward to hearing from you....
(Bible Answer) Greetings in Jesus' name. The rapture will occur after the tribulation. After the rapture, then God's wrath will hit. In other words, we will be raptured before the wrath of God, and after the tribulation. The tribulation period is NOT the wrath of God. One of the primary false teachings in the pre-trib camp is, the tribulation is the wrath of God, which it is NOT. Call the first six trumpets what God labeled them—first trumpet, second trumpet, etc. Rev. 6:17 and 11:18 is the start of God's wrath. That shows there is an overlap between the trumpets and seals. Hence, the first 6 trumpets are not the wrath of God. The best way to view this is: regardless how bad it gets, REMAIN FAITHFUL TO JESUS NO MATTER WHAT, EVEN IF YOU HAVE TO DIE PHYSICALLY. That is the victory. GOD BLESS YOU.