Is There Grace For Men Like Me?

Q. I understand from you’re e-site that you are of the OSAS opinion/belief.  I am not sure a bit confused on this issue but I do hope that perhaps it may be the case, it does give some hope for the likes me.

Given that I am a former minister and during my time as a minister hit my wife on more than occasion and leaving ministry because of this, falling into drug use, adultery, alcoholism and defaming Christ using the most filthy language and curses; I hope most earnestly that there is grace even for men of my kind, with or without OSAS. Continue reading…

Deceived By The Apostate Church?

Q. My question has to do with the “falling away” 2 Thes. 2:1-12. I understand that many will be deceived by/into the apostate church of the End Times through various avenues. If someone is/starts out 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? Continue reading…

Can A Person Walk Away From God?

Q. I am going through the book of Mark on your web site. You say in chapter 3 that anyone who is a believer can never blaspheme the Holy Spirit. I understand that but, What if  that person decides in his heart that he no longer is a believer and turns away and becomes a agnostic or atheist. Is he ever able to turn back to Christ? Continue reading…

Doubting My Salvation

Q. I asked Christ to come into my life over 33 years ago and for the first 30 years I never doubted that I was His. Now that it appears we may be nearing the time of the end, I’ve been fearful that I’m not saved for some reason. I’ve always been a believer in once saved, always saved, so why am I having these fears and doubts? Is it the enemy messing with me or could it be that I’ve not spent regular time with the Lord in recent years or what? I know we can’t rely on feelings, but it’s very unsettling to doubt my salvation after so many years of feeling totally secure.  Continue reading…

Am I Still Saved?

Q. I lived a life of terrible sin for years.  When I turned to the Lord Jesus I confessed my sins in general but couldn’t remember all the sins I committed throughout my life.  I now confess my sins in general occasionally ( I forget to pray many days) but don’t remember specific sins (like having lustfull thoughts).  Am I still saved? Continue reading…

Hebrews 6, Follow Up

Q. I really enjoyed this article – but I have a question I did not see addressed.  What is your opinion on backsliders?  I have several adult children who professed faith in Christ as children and now are not walking with the Lord.  Obviously this causes me distress and I pray for them constantly.  Are they still saved even though they have walked away and are living a sinful lifestyle? Continue reading…

Falling Away? A Study of Hebrews 6

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

It is impossible for those who have once been enlightened, who have tasted the heavenly gift, who have shared in the Holy Spirit, who have tasted the goodness of the word of God and the powers of the coming age, if they fall away, to be brought back to repentance, because to their loss they are crucifying the Son of God all over again and subjecting him to public disgrace. (Hebr. 6:4-6)

Gracethrufaith.com has experienced remarkable growth since we inaugurated our “Ask A Bible Teacher” feature 2 ½ years ago . In addition, a number of other sites now include our weekly articles as part of their regular offering to their readers. Many of you originally came to us from these other sites.

As a result, we’re continually getting new readers who have questions similar to those previously asked by those who’ve been with us a longer time. A prime example is the barrage of questions I’ve received lately about Hebrews 6:4-6, a passage we dealt with extensively 2 years ago when the site was much smaller. These new questions are based on a view of this passage that while Jesus will never drive us away, we can “fall away” by failing to live a holy life and once we do, it’s over for us. Since this is a controversial and much misunderstood portion of Scripture, maybe it’s time we look at it again.

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More On Gay People In The Rapture

Q. I’ve read your reply to the person who questioned whether the unrepentant homosexual woman would be taken in the rapture, and I disagree. I have read your answer to that person, and  you say that nowhere in the NT does it say our salvation can be taken from us. Technically, you are right. Nobody can snatch us out of Jesus’ hand against our will, but we can voluntarily walk away. Continue reading…

OSAS And Repentance

Q. I concur that the work of the Cross was and is sufficient to remove the stain of sin in any and all souls, but what happens with those repetitive sins that are not repented of (turning away from)?  OSAS gives argument to the devil’s claim in Job that Job only does it because he has no choice.  God did protect his life that he might repent and be forgiven for it, but it would have been Job’s choice to do so.

I believe salvation will come at the end of this life and no being can forcibly take that hope from you, but life is your profession of faith in Christ.  Faith is action not mental acceptance.  James ask the question “Where’s your faith if you are not living it?”  Can a belief that shows no trust save a person?  How can you claim to wish a person well while you, having what they need, will not give it to them?  Continue reading…

OSAS, Freedom Or Enslavement?

Q. I was brought up, like one of your other write-ins, on OSAS indoctrination.  Some years ago the Spirit of God spoke to my heart and said that all these bells and whistles will not save a person, whether speaking in tongues, OSAS, water baptism and/or the wording of the celebration of baptism. A person cannot be sinless, but “THRU FAITH” they can and will sin less. 10 years ago, God called me into the ministry after being totally stunned at how ignorant supposedly smart people could be. I believe the Bible (KJV) is God’s Holy Word and He said what He meant and means what He said. The church has become so liberal that it is becoming self-righteous by changing God into what they are as opposed to us changing into what God wants us to be.  And, in my opinion, is responsible for misleading the sheep to slaughter. Continue reading…