Is The Parable Of The Talents About Us?

Q.  I understand that we are saved by Grace through faith, but the servant who received the one talent was sent to a place of ‘weeping and gnashing of teeth’ because he as I understand it, did nothing with the gifts and talents god has given him.  I am a born again spirit filled believer, but if at the end of my life I haven’t actually put the gifts God has given me to good use for his kingdom, is this saying that God wont accept me in heaven?  I am confused because it also says there is no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.  As you can see I am very confused as to what this scripture is actually talking about, Please help!! Continue reading…

OSAS And Falling Away

Q. I agree with you on the OSAS but my question is on the scripture that states that many will fall away from the faith. What does that exactly mean? Continue reading…

Greater Things Than These

Q. Re: John 14:12. I tell you the truth, anyone who has faith in me will do what I have been doing. He will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father.  Where in history has any human being done anything greater than Jesus did?

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Inherit The Kingdom Or Just In It?

Q.  I have always understood that the “outer darkness” will be a place for the unbelieving. I never heard the teaching that it would be a place where the unfaithful believer would be sent where they would experience the weeping and gnashing of teeth until after the millennium until I was reading a book written by a well known minister and bible teacher. And there is another TV preacher who teaches that those believers who practice the acts of the sinful nature will not inherit the Kingdom based on Galatians 5:16-21.  What is the difference between not inheriting the Kingdom and not being in the Kingdom? If you will not inherit the Kingdom, how can you be in it?

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Thrones for The Disciples

Q.  In Mathew 19:28-30 it seems like Jesus promised Judas a throne. Jesus never lies so is There an explanation as to why Jesus said this to them?

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Paul’s Letter To The Galatians

This entry is part 4 of 5 in the series Galatians Study

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

Part 4 of Paul’s case against combining the Law and Grace

By now you know that Paul’s letter to the Galatians was a vigorous rebuttal to the claims of the so-called Judaizers, Jewish Christians who taught that Gentiles desiring to become Christians had to put themselves under the Law and be circumcised to be saved.

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Judging Angels?

Q.  I’m confused about believers in Heaven, judging angels. What wrong will the angels have done to be judged, if Satan has been vanquished, along with sin?

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Full Number Of Martyrs?

Q. I have a couple of questions regarding Revelation 6:9-11.  Slain souls were under the alter crying out for God to avenge their blood.  I read a commentary on this passage and they thought the souls under the alter was the blood of the slain.  But in the next verse they are given white robes which to me means that they were more than just blood.  Second question, in verse 11 there is a full number to be slain.  Is there any significance to this number other than God knows the number?

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Explaining The Narrow Road

Q.  I look forward to your daily messages.  Your explanations really add depth to my knowledge of the Bible.  Could you explain how one might reconcile Matthew 7:13-14 [the narrow gate & the wide gate] with Acts 16:31 [Believe in the Lord Jesus Christ and you will be saved.]?   Isn’t belief in Jesus Christ the only criterion necessary for salvation?

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