Q. Some people say that even though you are saved, you don’t have eternal life until judgment day. The way I understand them is that you can be saved, but some kind of sin that is not repented of (to cease doing) that comes into your life before you die will cause you to lose your salvation on judgment day. They really are confusing me. Can you clear this up for me?
Q. I’ve been immensely blessed by your site and hope that God gives you the grace to continue with his great work! This question has been troubling me since years and going through the internet has only confused me further. Could you please share your views on whether it is okay for a Christian to follow Homeopathic medical treatment?
Q. I know that through the death of our Lord we are made acceptable to God, but how were people in the Old Testament acceptable? There are many great figures in the Bible who made some dreadful mistakes – David, Samson etc. It has always been encouraging to me that God looked with favor upon these people who got things so terribly wrong; however I find it difficult to reconcile the idea that as a righteous God, these people should not have been acceptable in His eyes.
Q. How do you understand the relationship between the law and grace?
Clap your hands, all you nations; shout to God with cries of joy. How awesome is the LORD Most High, the great King over all the earth! He subdued nations under us, peoples under our feet. He chose our inheritance for us, the pride of Jacob, whom he loved.
Q. I know the Bible says that any man who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved. But why does Jesus say in Matt 7:14 Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it. Is it pertaining to faith?
My heart is stirred by a noble theme as I recite my verses for the king; my tongue is the pen of a skillful writer.
You are the most excellent of men and your lips have been anointed with grace, since God has blessed you forever. Gird your sword upon your side, O mighty one; clothe yourself with splendor and majesty. In your majesty ride forth victoriously in behalf of truth, humility and righteousness; let your right hand display awesome deeds. Let your sharp arrows pierce the hearts of the king’s enemies; let the nations fall beneath your feet.
We have heard with our ears, O God; our fathers have told us what you did in their days, in days long ago. With your hand you drove out the nations and planted our fathers; you crushed the peoples and made our fathers flourish. It was not by their sword that they won the land, nor did their arm bring them victory; it was your right hand, your arm, and the light of your face, for you loved them.
Q. I know someone who is a very nice person and very generous, but he sleeps around with many women and has no qualms about it. I mentioned being “born again,” and he said that he received the Lord at a young age and that he knows God will take him up in the rapture. I know that once we are saved, we are always saved, but how does this compute in God’s eyes. Labeling his behavior as his only vice is not acceptable in the Christian world. So how does this all add up?
A Bible Study by Jack Kelley
On the eighth day, when it was time to circumcise him, he was named Jesus, the name the angel had given him before he had been conceived. (Luke 2:21)