Judging Believers? How Can This Be?

Q. I have been taught that when we confess our sins and ask forgiveness of God, that through His sacrifice on Calvary’s Cross,  our sins are washed away, and you accept Him as your own personal Savior you are His forever.  We have been doing a Bible study on Revelation we’ve learned that when Christ comes back he will open the book of life and judge us. If, as it says in His Word, His blood cleansed me why will I be judged?  This question bothers me and I would appreciate your input.

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OSAS And The Church At Ephesus

Q. I scanned thru your library of articles in regards to the fate of the church at Ephesus in Rev 2. Historically it is known that the city and church by whatever means were destroyed. This seems to demonstrate Christ’s promise of having its lamp stand removed. A friend of mine suggested that removal of the lamp stand symbolizes loss of salvation and supports the Arminian view of conditional security (which I don’t subscribe to).

Physically we see that Ephesus is no longer. However what became of the spiritual fate of the Ephesus church? Does this mean the Ephesians lost the Holy Spirit (or have fallen away or have fallen from grace) and were all condemned to Hell because they didn’t repent? Or is this in reference to inheritance and rewards that they blew (or never had)? Or is it something else?

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Faith In The Rapture?

Q. Thank you for your insight and study and the willingness to share your time with us. I have a concern/question: I have read your studies on the Rapture and how to be ready when He comes. I believe what you present, but struggle with the teaching of others that say you have to have faith to be taken in the Rapture, just as you have to have faith to be saved, healed, etc. How do I reconcile the two points of view?

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Going To Hell For Lying?

Q.  My co-workers and I were discussing how some employers are starting to ask their employees if they support the homosexual lifestyle. Two of my colleagues said if it happens where we work, they’ll lie and say yes, they support it because they don’t want to lose their jobs. The thing is, they are both born-again Christians. My question is, will pretending they support homosexual marriage mean they’ll end up in hell?

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Should We Get Rid Of Our Crosses?

Q.  We have a few crosses as “ornaments” in our home, but lately I’m beginning to feel vaguely uneasy about it.  Are crosses actually idols with pagan origins, even when only seen as symbols and signs of faith?  What is your viewpoint regarding the display of crosses and candles as symbols of faith in churches and in homes as well as wearing crosses as jewelry?

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The Kingdom Of God

Q. I am so grateful for your teaching, I am on this site reading every day. My question is, how can I best explain to someone, what is the Kingdom of God?

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Do We All Have The Same DNA?

Q. If we are all descended from Adam and Eve, do we all have the same DNA? I always thought that as far as races go, the Jewish race is different from all other races. Was the DNA of the Jewish people changed, I wonder?

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Was I Technically Not Baptized?

Q.  I was recently baptized along with my wife and we had the event videoed. I’m a quadriplegic and only have use of my shoulders and biceps, so we had 3 people carry me into the pool. Once I was in, my pastor had me under my armpits, but when he went to submerge me, the top of my head didn’t go all the way under the water. I’m sure he was a bit nervous and didn’t want me to accidentally choke, but shouldn’t I have been fully submerged? I know I’m saved, but was I technically not baptized?

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