Will The Real Jack Kelley Please Stand Up?

Q. I have been a faithful follower of yours for almost a year. Just today, a good friend challenged me by quoting your background. Please comment on the internet publicity that you have been “unreliable” in your reporting via USA Today. How can we depend on what you share with us on your Grace Thru Faith site?

A. If you read my bio (click on the “about” link on the top menu bar) you’ll see that I’m not the Jack Kelley from USA today. (In fact there are several famous Jack Kelley’s and I’m not any of them.) Tell your friend to do the same, and then suggest that he or she ask the Lord’s forgiveness for spreading unsubstantiated gossip.

But irrespective of that, the reason you can depend on what I say on the website is that I back it up with Scripture, giving you chapter and verse so you can confirm it. You shouldn’t automatically trust anything any Bible teacher tells you, but like the Bereans should “receive the word with all readiness of heart but search the Scriptures daily to see if those things be true.” (Acts 17:11)

God The Trickster?

I was reading a web site about an African pastor who was resurrected from the dead after being dead over 40 hours. He states he was told that if he had stayed dead he would have gone to hell because he would not forgive his wife for slapping his face even after she said she was sorry and wanted to reconcile.

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If Your Brother Sins, Rebuke Him

I am in a situation where I volunteer for a Christian organization. Sometimes I get the feeling that I am being “used.” How do I know if this is discernment as opposed to my fleshly feelings … those that don’t want to take orders, even from authority?

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But He Rarely Sins

Last night I had a conversation with a younger man and he is confused. I told him that the only way you can be saved is to accept Jesus Christ as savior, admit you’re a sinner, and ask for forgiveness.

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Immoral Behavior

A married male church member makes sexual advances towards a 17-year old female, also a member of the same church. Later, a deacon and pastor confront the man and he admits it’s true. He apologizes but not to the girl personally.

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Under The Law?

The Lord said we were not to put ourselves under the law because if we did and broke one we would be guilty of all and are cursed. The tithe is not right for today. We are to give and to do whatever we can for anyone who needs it. We do this out of love.

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A Question We’ve All Asked

The following question was emailed to our “Ask a Bible Teacher” column this week. Since it’s such an important question, I’m responding in our feature article format so as to provide greater detail. This will also allow more people to see it, because it’s a question we’ve all asked.

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Excluded From Heaven?

I was wondering if you could please give me some insight as to where the scriptures back up the belief of not entering Heaven if you are married to a person who has been married before and the person they were married to still being alive.

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Struggling With Forgiveness

Recently, I had several co-workers and supervisors who seriously hurt me with their words and deeds. I became so bitter that I began to hate them. I knew this was wrong, therefore, I asked God to take the hate I had for them away. Eventually, the hate began to fade, but I never could forgive them.

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