Is My Minister Friend Saved?

Q. Hello Jack, thanks again for your great work, may God bless you.

I have an old Friend who is a Minister for a Community Church, we were talking the other night and he really has different views on the Church and Israel, the rapture and so on…He claims to be born again. He believes that we are currently living in the Millennial Age, That the Church represents Israel, The Temple has already been rebuilt and destroyed, and on and on. I am a little worried for him.  I love him, but I don’t want to argue with him. I am firm in my beliefs, which agree almost 100% with yours. How should I handle this, and is he actually saved?

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Who Are The Chosen?

Q.  I have a question about the “Chosen”.  The scriptures teach us that all who believe are saved. To me that means anyone has the opportunity to be saved.  Christ said when He was lifted up all men would be drawn to Him. To me that means he calls all men to repentance. I know not all respond positively to this call. Some accept and others reject. But what I’m trying to figure out is; Believing in free will opportunity for all, who are the Chosen?

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I Never Knew You

Q.  I think it’s interesting that in the Parable of the Ten Virgins Jesus said to the five foolish ones, “I never knew you”.  In the Sheep and Goat judgment He says to the goats “depart from me” while in the Sermon on the Mount He says both: “I never knew you–depart from me”.  Have you noticed that?

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Why Is Satan Still Free?

Q. After Satan’s fall, why did God allow him to deceive Adam and Eve, and to continue to run rampant throughout the earth destroying lives when God could have simply cast him into the lake of fire from the beginning and have it done with, sparing mankind (including Adam and Eve)?

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Death During The Great Tribulation

Q. If one is living through the tribulation period and dies do they go to heaven to be judged at the time of their death? I guess what I am asking is will believers who die during the tribulation go to heaven while unbelievers who die go to hell awaiting the  judgment?

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Shed Blood Or Death?

Q. I believe that Jesus paid the penalty for my sin by dying on the cross. But, I was told by a deacon that I have to believe Christ literally “shed his blood” and died to pay the penalty for my sin. My question is, was it both his blood and death that paid the penalty? I’m really confused because I thought I only had to accept his death as full payment.

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Is It A Sin To Marry An Unbeliever?

Q. I have a question regarding myself being a believer and being married to an unbeliever. When I married my husband, I thought that he believed in Jesus as our savior. I hate to admit it but back then we both were not attending church and I didn’t know until we were married 15 years that my husband misled me. He thinks we evolved from Apes. Is my marriage to him a sin? I pray that he will accept Christ and realize his thoughts on evolution is incorrect. Doesn’t Jesus want us to bring people like my husband to him? I love reading your site and thank you for blessing me with tons of inspiration and devotion time. Continue reading…

Rapture As Reward

Q. Let’s say a person fully leans on faith in God thru Jesus Christ, tries not to sin, prays, repents, is baptized, and reliant on Holy Spirit for daily life … also knowing that this life can change at any time according to the end times and God’s will.  Yet this person is not sure as to the mechanics or theology surrounding the “rapture”. Will such persons who are following Jesus, still be taken if indeed the rapture is the “reward” for being a believer?

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Idols In Their Bedrooms

Q.   Please advise me on the following: my elderly mother and unmarried sister are moving in with me and my husband. They are both practicing Catholics and have idols in their bedrooms. My husband and I are both believers and we have been praying for their salvation. My husband says they should not bring their idols with them but I do not want to offend them and risk being self-righteous because I know that only the Lord knows their hearts. What is the best approach to them?

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Giving Account For Ourselves

Q. Re: “Cheap Grace”  A question arose regarding giving an account for ourselves.  It’s mentioned more than once in Scripture (Jesus and Paul making such statements – sorry don’t have the verses to back them up this time), and has caused a few discussions I’ve had with others.  Will you please help us on this issue, as we know our sins were paid for by Jesus’ sacrifice for us on Calvary?

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