OSAS And Galatians 5:16-21

Q.  There is a TV preacher who teaches that believers who practice the acts of the sinful nature will not inherit the Kingdom based on Galatians 5:16-21.  Does that mean any believer who does those things will have his or her salvation revoked? Doesn’t that conflict with OSAS?

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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…

More On Saved By Faith Kept By Works

Q.  I believe we are saved by grace alone and we have no requirement other than faith. My question is, are some of my dear friends who believe they have some responsibility in maintaining their salvation by their works not saved?

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Can It Really Be That Simple?

Q.  I know a person who believes Jesus is God, that He died for our salvation and rose again ascending into Heaven. The person believes he is a sinner in need of salvation, has confessed his sins and repented but can’t believe it is that easy to be born again.  He says all his life he has been told things only to find out in the end that he was mislead, that what he did wasn’t enough to receive his reward and believes that applies to salvation as well.  He thinks there has to be more, that just having faith is not enough.  He also says that how can people be born again and keep on sinning and still be saved?  What do I say?

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Understanding John 15:6

Q.  When Jesus says that he is the vine and that all who do not produce fruit are cut off and thrown into the fire what did he mean by this? Does it mean if we are not able to produce fruit for God then we aren’t saved?

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What Does Deny Mean? Follow Up

Q.  Re:  What Does Deny Mean?  You made the comment that some English translations use the word “disown” in 2 Tim 2:12, but the Greek word is never translated that way, and it changes Paul’s meaning because to disown means to renounce or repudiate. When I looked it up in the online interlinear Bible, it is always translated ‘disown’. Now I’m confused.

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What Does Deny Mean?

Q.  in 2 Tim 2:12 says that if we deny Jesus and He will deny us. In what sense is denial meant?  Does this include  believers, or just those who reject salvation through faith in Jesus?

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And Such Were Some Of You

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived. Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals, nor sodomites, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners will inherit the kingdom of God. And such were some of you. But you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus and by the Spirit of our God (1 Cor. 6:9-11).

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More On Backsliders

Q.  This is a salvation question.  When we look at salvation in both the Old Testament and New Testament, a person is saved by faith:  In the OT a person’s faith was based on the promised coming redeemer.  In the NT, it is also based on faith in the person and work of Jesus Christ.  Yet in your response to a question on “The Backslidden Believer”, you responded with  “The Old Covenant was a conditional relationship based on obedience and a person who became disobedient was said to have turned away from the Lord.”  Are you saying that those saved in the OT was based on works and not faith – somewhat confused – can you please clarify?

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Have I Lost It All?

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.

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