(Comment) I enjoyed your message on eternal security - I believe in what you said, but very disappointed you’re using the blasphemous new version bible that will take you to the same hell. I am sure you know about all the different things that is wrong about using new version bible, so I don't need to go into the why's. Remember the way one believes will determine one's destiny.
(Bible Answer) You have NO Scripture to back up the ludicrous condemnation to hell that you have pronounced on us [and many others] because we don’t use the KJV. Please know Rev. 22:18,19 doesn’t refer to the KJV translation, so don’t try to make it fit your doctrine.
How did you ever get so brainwashed and extreme? Did Gail Riplinger stumble you? Your strange view of salvation is also a major spiritual hindrance to others. Christians are being frustrated by the KJV, yet you want all professing Christians to use the same translation that you use! Have you noticed you can NOT pronounce the words or comprehend the KJV word meanings? In the 17th century the 1611 KJV was a much better translation when the people who read it could understand the Shakespeare-type language it was written in, but now the English language is much different.
Furthermore, to believe one must be a KJV user to be a Christian is also a false plan of salvation, which brings a Biblical anathema on you! We have important resources on the KJV controversy, if you are interested.
(Comment) I have been told that Israel existence is a result of bible prophecy. Is this true? If not what about Zeph. 3:8-10? Moreover, are Jews the chosen people of God? For in Gal. it states that being a chosen one of God is not by blood but by spirit (Gal. 3). Thank you and God bless you
(Bible Answer) Greetings in Jesus’ name. Israel is in Bible prophecy. The mere fact that the battle of Armageddon is in that area shows its significance, but before that occurs, Jerusalem will be desolated (Lk. 21:20).
In the OT, the Israelites were God’s chosen people. Now, that is no longer the truth!!!!! The Christians (or saints) are now God’s chosen people because they are in Christ. [That excludes all who are not, including the Christ-rejecting Jews]:
Therefore, as God's chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. (Col 3:12)
But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light. (1 Pet 2:9)
Don’t get sidetracked. Your main focus now should be living holy and winning SOULS. God bless you.
(Comment) i believe that when you talk about cults, and particularly nostradamus, that you are going waaaay too far. It is absolutely ridiculous to say that Nostradamus was \‘possessed by the devil\’... Ridiculous. Burn the ouija board publicly? Why? So I can go to jail for arson? RIDICULOUS. take the bible for what it is, don\’t try to take interpretations too far. Try to follow God\’s word as it is written in the Bible, no further. You\’re taking it way too far.
(Bible Answer) Greetings in Jesus’ name. What we do is show what false religions believe and then compare such to the Bible. Since the Bible is God’s word and therefore truth, we know people who say things contrary to the Bible are wrong. That even goes for Nostradamus, who was a proven false prophet and deceiver. For you to play with the ouija board is to ask for trouble. For your own good [repent], ask God for mercy and commit your life to the Lord Jesus. All who practice the magic arts will be thrown into the lake of fire (Rev. 21:8), unless they turn from this wickedness. GOD BLESS YOU.
(Comment) ...About John Wesley. You seem to take a lot of theological influence from this guy. You do know that: being a former Anglican priest, Wesley believed in pedobaptism. Just throwing that little fact out there.
(Bible Answer) Greetings in Jesus’ name. It is shocking that you would say we get “a lot of theological influence” from Wesley [WHEN WE TAKE NONE FROM HIM]. We constantly quote the Scriptures for backing of what we believe/teach. [How could you believe otherwise?] Yes, it is unfortunate that Wesley believed in infant baptism [paedobaptism], as did the HERETIC John Calvin. [Wesley was wrong about other doctrines too.] Again, we base what we believe on the Bible and that should be apparent (2 Tim. 3:16,17). [The mere fact that we reject infant baptism shows we are not influenced by Wesley.] Remember the righteous can die spiritually. GOD BLESS YOU.
(Bible Question) Hello. I truly appreciate internet church. I use to attend a local Calvary Chapel and after awhile I started to think that perhaps once saved always saved is true. I realized that if I had continued going there I would probably end up deceived.
Also, I noticed in a prior email that someone sent to you that they asked about spousal abuse. The response you gave focused more on marriage/divorce/remarriage. However, I know someone who is in a very abusive relationship. Her husband has been physically abusing her. If she remains in that situation he may kill her. She has to leave him or she’ll end up dead. I don’t think God wants His daughters to remain in such volatile relationships. Also, the husband in this case is violating the marital vows by not loving and cherishing her. I would like to receive your feedback on physical abuse in marriages. Thanks.
(Bible Answer) Greetings in Jesus’ name. Our internet church has helped some and we are grateful for it all, including your kind words.
It was a wise move to stop attending that Calvary Chapel church [or any church which is teaching false doctrine to that extreme related to salvation.] Since they spread the HERESY (once saved always saved) in various ways and in various forms throughout their sermons, people are often fed that poison and many don’t even recognize it. We are dealing with eternity here and you better take no chances.
A violent spouse should be separated from immediately, but in the same breath such is not cause for divorce and remarriage, according to Scripture (Mt. 19:9; Rom. 7:2,3; 1 Cor. 7:39). GOD BLESS YOU.
(Bible Question) Yes I am a five pointer [Calvinist], but I still read your emails. You say [about eternal life] “…yet to be reaped, in the age to come for only those who persist in doing good, and do not grow weary and give up.”
My question: ...did Christ die for my ‘bad’ sin on the cross? And why should that ‘bad’ keep me from my hope any more than any other sin.
Let me try again, that was poorly worded. If I totally reject Christ and His death on the cross, is my rejection of Him a sin. If it is, did He die for that sin? You may point to your book, etc. as I have it. You need not spend pages answering. Thanks,
(Bible Answer) ...You will never see in the Bible where Christ died for a total rejection of him. If you deny this, send the verse! It seems that you heard a heretic, probably the so-called pastor Charles Stanley, say what you asked and thought it was a good point for living wickedly—the heart of eternal security.
Those who enter God’s kingdom endure “to the END” (Mt. 10:22; Heb. 3:14; Rev. 2:10,11). Such is not possible if one could reject Christ and still enter God’s kingdom.
Since you have our book, read it again (or maybe for the first time) and verify the points with the Bible. Eternal security is of the devil. The sooner you know this the better it will be for you and those you love the most. GOD BLESS YOU.
(Comment) I found the article posted by Dan Corner on Infant Baptism very interesting. I come from a tradition that practices Infant Baptism, and have heard the ministers use the same scriptures as a way of supporting infant baptism. The scriptures they quote seem to be quite ambiguous....I am sending this e-mail to gain more understanding of this subject and would welcome more of your insights.
(Bible Answer) Greetings in Jesus’ name. People who teach infant baptism have to produce evidence. The burden of proof is on them. Your teachers can NOT prove infant baptism from the Bible! The best they can do is assume there were infants when a household was baptized, but that is NO PROOF. Perhaps there were no infants in that household ever or when they were baptized. Other Scriptures show adults being baptized and never infants—not even once! That makes the only sense since disciples are baptized (Mt. 28:19) and an infant can’t repent and place faith in Jesus to be a disciple. Hope that helps you.... GOD BLESS YOU. Heb. 3:14.
(Comment) You have a beautiful, informative web sight discussing many topics with truly Biblical answers. I appreciate what you have done.
My first comment is that God showed me about __ years ago, that what the churches were teaching on OSAS [once saved always saved] wasn’t correct, but I was a new born again Christian and everyone refuted what I was reading in the Bible so most of the time I thought I was wrong. He showed me mainly through Matthew 13:36-43 plus the letters to the churches in Revelation and additional verses. Anyway, I appreciate what you say about the subject and now have more confidence.
Secondly, I’m unclear as to why you would use the NIV since there are so many things left out of the NIV. God showed me in Romans 8:1 exactly why Christians think they can do whatever they want to. Most preachers just preach, “there is no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus”. They leave out the rest of the verse which says, “who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.” The rest of that verse says a lot. The NIV leaves out the second part of that verse. I have taken this from the King James. I would appreciate your response on that.
Thirdly, I love the Lord and I want to do right. Every preacher will bring out the verses from the OT and NT regarding alcohol and getting drunk, etc. I just wonder why 1 Timothy 5:23, he says to not only drink water, but to drink a little wine for your stomach’s sake and frequent illnesses....I do not want to take prescriptions drugs or OTC drugs. It seems to me that that would be worse. That falls in line with what Revelation says about not giving up their sorceries or (Pharmacia - not spelled correctly though). Why wouldn’t Jesus just say not to drink any wine at all? What did he drink at the last supper? We’ve been led to believe it was wine. I truly do not want to be doing something against God. Again, I appreciate your site and hope to hear from you. God Bless,
(Bible Answer) Greetings in Jesus’ name. When one is outnumbered it is easy to go with the flow and get washed out to sea! All of us MUST learn to stay glued to the Scriptures or we will get deceived. Many others had the same experience with eternal security when a new convert.
What seems “missing” in the NIV at Rom. 8:1 is found in v. 4. Besides, those “missing” words are NOT actually missing [for they are not] in the Greek manuscripts the NIV comes from. (Rom. 8:13 also shows what will happen if one lives according to the flesh or sinful nature.)
Paul wanted Timothy to use wine as medicine. Apparently, Timothy had repeated stomach problems. When Jesus changed the water into wine at Cana, if it was alcoholic, he placed a stumbling stone before the people because of the large amount he made. That is too hard to believe. If you are having trouble sleeping there are natural remedies to try. Remember drunkards will not inherit God’s kingdom (1 Cor. 6:9,10). Ponder also Roman 14:21.
Please don’t get confused, Rev. 21:8 has NOTHING to do with taking medicine, as a sick person does. That word has NEVER been translated in any reputable translation as “medicine.” It is the magic arts which are condemned there, not taking medicine. GOD BLESS YOU. Heb. 3:14.
(Comment) I just sent an email and was reading about suicide on your web site. Mainly because we just had a young man in our town kill himself. So many churches and preachers and other Christians say that the person still goes to heaven after committing suicide. I’ve always thought they would not because God says not to commit murder. That is murder. Then I also heard Charles Stanley say many years ago over his TV broadcast that a Christian would still go to heaven even if they committed suicide or even if they denounced Christ. I couldn’t believe he said that. I stopped listening to him after that. Why are there so many preachers out there that teach the way they do? The bible says to beware of false prophets... Most of the false prophets are the ones that are right there where everyone can see them and hear them and be influenced by them. They will go to hell too for teaching the wrong thing, right, because they lead others astray too. Thanks again,
(Bible Answer) Greetings in Jesus’ name. Suicide is a growing problem. Because of all the false teachings, many are not even concerned about self-murder, especially if they believe in eternal security. To teach a vast audience like Charles Stanley [does that they have] security in sin is VERY SERIOUS. Our society has been ruined by bad examples and false teachers. Certainly MILLIONS OF SOULS have been hurt by Stanley and other once saved always saved people. Scripture states that people who change grace into a license for immorality do it for the money (Jude 3,4 cf. v.11)!
How serious is it to stumble a believing child into sin? Here is what Jesus taught:
But if anyone causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin, it would be better for him to have a large millstone hung around his neck and to be drowned in the depths of the sea. Woe to the world because of the things that cause people to sin! Such things must come, but woe to the man through whom they come! (Mat 18:6,7)
Because Charles Stanley is up in age, his “party” is just about over. Hopefully, he will repent and openly renounce once saved always saved before he dies. GOD BLESS YOU.
(Question) What do you think of the teaching that if you aren’t accepting that you are saved once and for all, that its just the devil trying to make you feel guilty or doubt your salvation?
(Bible Answer) Greetings in Jesus’ name. That is just another demonic effort to protect the HERESY of OSAS from being openly rejected and fought against by Christians. The Bible is clear that once saved always saved is NOT A CHRISTIAN TEACHING. God bless you.