Why Should I Care?

A Feature Article by Jack Kelley

“Can you explain what pre-tribulation, pre-millennial, OSAS is and why I should care? I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God – He is my Lord and Savior – the only way to salvation (John 14:6).”

On our facebook page we define gracethrufaith.com as a pre-tribulation, pre-millennial, OSAS believing, literal reading Bible study website. We included this summary of our beliefs to let people know what we teach so they would know what to expect when they come to our page.

Recently, someone sent me the above message and although I’ve received comments like it before, for some reason this one struck me because it represents the attitude of a great many born again Christians. Largely because of the way the Church approaches Christian education, they think getting saved is all that matters.

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Don’t Muzzle The Ox

Q. Re: 1 Cor. 9:9-10.   This morning, I came upon this verse while reading, and tried to locate from where “this is written” that the writer is quoting.  I checked through the Strong’s Concordance, but didn’t find it there.  Any help you can offer is certainly appreciated

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Do You Ever Have Doubts?

Q. I admire your knowledge and absolute faith and often find a great deal of comfort in your writings. But I have to ask….why do you believe….. do you ever have doubt? I think I believe, then I’ll read something, or watch an atheist/Christian debate on TV…and I become full of doubt. I long to be able to read/listen/watch these things and remain strong in my faith, but I always come away shaken and doubting. Thank you, I appreciate your site more than I can say.

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Levels Of Interpretation

Q.  A quick question: in at least two of your studies you have used the expression “Let’s get mystical”.   And in the study about the first miracle of Jesus you go as far as saying that John (the apostle) was a mystic.   Can you clarify this for me?  I’ve always been under the impression that I should consider mysticism something wrong in the eyes of God, although I must admit I do not know a great deal about it.

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God’s Word Or Man’s Opinion?

Q.  I live in a rural area.  There aren’t many churches to choose from.  I want to fellowship and join Bible studies but it concerns me that many churches use books written by popular authors for their Bible studies. I would like to see the Bible used for Bible study. Reading a book may be good if it motivates or inspires you. However, I would like to see the minister or the person leading the study use God’s word not man’s word.  I would like your opinion on this.

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Malachi Speaks Again. Part 1

This entry is part 1 of 4 in the series Malachi Speaks Again

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

This is the latest in our series on the minor prophets called “The Prophets Speak Again”. As in the past, we’ll take a message from the Lord to ancient Israel and see if there’s a parallel application in our world today. But first lets get a little better acquainted with Malachi.

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A Beginner’s Bible Study

Q.  I was so thrilled that my roommate came to church with me on Easter Sunday. She isn’t walking with the Lord, although she calls herself a Christian. Afterward she expressed to me that something is missing in her life and that she feels broken.

She had some bad church experiences and Bible study experiences in the past. Even so, I thought it might be a neat idea to do a Bible study with her. It might be a good bonding thing for us, and she would feel more comfortable studying the Word with just me, and I know we would both learn. Do you know of a good study for a baby believer we could do together?

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How Do I Deal With This?

Q.  I have recently posted to a Christian forum a study I did to learn more about and better understand the End-Time events.  I was accused of error and of spreading false doctrine even though I backed up everything with many Scriptural references.  I guess my questions are how do I deal with this, both on a personal level and in the public forum?

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What Does Selah Mean?

Q.  What is the meaning of the word “Selah” that appears in some of the Psalms in the KJV Bible and that you also use in your ministry? Thank you very much for your teachings and comments. They are very rewarding.

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Biblically Illiterate 2.0

Q.  A well known commentator on Jewish history has said that most Jews do not understand the Tanakh (Old Testament) because they only study the Talmud and Mishna.  He suggests that one of the early reasons for blindness is that the Jews don’t understand their own scriptures. What is your understanding?

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