Q. I spent years in an on again off again relationship with a man who promised to become a believer and marry me but never did. I finally had to move to another state to be free of him. I’m now settled into a great church family, but I feel like I’m no longer as close to God as I used to be. I wonder if I’ve blown my chance to find a God fearing man, and am afraid I may have even lost my place in heaven. Please help me understand and pray for me as well.
Q. I have a friend who was walking in the Lord for several years. Now she is backslidden and glories in posting semi-nude pics of herself on Facebook, calling herself a witch, taking drugs again, and denying the Lord. I know your stance and being forgiven for past, present, future when we are saved – and she was, but now she denies the Lord in everything and she is almost 70 years old! Isn’t she crucifying the Lord a’fresh?
Q. 1. Does it say anywhere in the Word that God will release me from my own foolishness as I have paid a very high price for it over and over again. 2. Is it true that He would not have healed me if He had not also forgiven me? 3. Lastly, if someone apostatized – not just backslid, are they still covered under grace?
A Bible Study by Jack Kelley
Mankind has a propensity for taking simple things and making them complex, often confusing himself in the process. Some say this began with the serpent’s question to Eve, “Did God really say…?”(Genesis 3:1). Lets look at some of the simple things of the Bible that man has tried to complicate and ask ourselves if we’re better off with man’s opinion or would it make more sense to keep it simple and stick with what the Bible says.
Q. Romans:11:22 contains the phrase, “Otherwise you also will be cut off.” So does this mean that we can we lose our salvation, If we do not continue in His goodness?
Q. Let’s say a man gets saved after the rapture. For whatever reason, he accepts the mark of the beast. Will that man still be saved?
Q. My question has to do with the “falling away” of 2 Thes. 2:3. I understand that many will be deceived by/into the apostate church of the End Times through various avenues. If someone starts out as a true Christian but in the process of living becomes deceived and does not realize nor repent of this but continues to sincerely believe they are following Jesus even though they have fallen away from the Gospel they were saved with and their relationship with Jesus, have they lost their salvation?
Q. I’ve committed some really bad sins after salvation, will God still forgive me? Please help me, I’ve asked for forgiveness. I’ve lost my joy. I need your help, please.
Q. I believe that because I am saved that there is nothing that can separate me from the Lord and He will never forsake me. I have read that our sins are cast as far as the east is from the west but does that mean they are forgiven, Past, Present and Future as some term it? If that’s so then why when the Lord speaks to the Church at Laodicea, does he warn them to not be lukewarm for He will spew them from His mouth? How can I begin to judge if I’m lukewarm?? If He spews me from His mouth, doesn’t that mean I can no longer be His? Can you explain this?
Q. The subject of OSAS came up in an internet group I belong to. The group leaders say they believe in OSAS and I definitely agree with that. But they say if a born again believer thinks a Christian could walk away from God, then they don’t believe the whole truth of the Bible, are making God out to be a liar and therefore, they are lost. I personally don’t believe a person is lost just because they don’t subscribe to OSAS just as I don’t believe a person is lost if they believe in a mid-trib rapture. What do you think?