Will God Call My Half-Sister To Israel?

Q. I read your web site with great interest. Thanks for the time you spend in keeping it current. My question regards my half sister who is married to a Jewish man. I did not meet her until I was 22. She is not born again, nor is her husband. She has made it very clear that she does not want to hear about my “religion”. Seems I offended her with a religious Christmas card one year even though she and her family celebrate “all the holidays”, meaning the secular form of Christmas and also Hanukkah.  So I honor that by not bringing it up whenever I communicate with her. They have three children, two girls and a boy.

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The Unanswered Prayer?

Q. Jesus knew full-well the necessity of His approaching death on the cross. However, the humanity of Jesus was afraid of the pain, shame and separation from God that He would face on Golgotha. He prayed for “this cup” to be taken away from Him if possible … but unlike most humans Jesus added, “nevertheless, Your will be done” Thankfully, for us, God’s will was done. Continue reading…

More On Losing Our Salvation

Q. Ezekiel 33:12 says, “The good works of righteous people will not save them if they turn to sin, nor will the sins of evil people destroy them if they repent and turn from their sins.”   Does this passage go as far to say you can lose your salvation? Continue reading…

How Were People Saved Before The Law?

Q. My father and I agree with dispensationalism and recently were discussing how those born before the Law were saved. For example: Adam and Eve. We understand that they had a personal relationship with God, having physically walked with Him, there would be little doubt to His existence. We know that when they first sinned they basically “confessed” to God and God then killed an animal, representing the first sacrifice.

My question would be: Is this how they were allowed into Heaven? That they “knew” Him and believed in their hearts even though the Law wasn’t written yet? Or is there a better way of understanding their salvation?  Could you offer passages that we might read in reference to this? Continue reading…

Can We give It Back?

Q. My pastor and I were discussing the issue of OSAS.  He doesn’t ever want to push this to find out, but he wonders if one could walk away from what God has done for them.  The Bible does say that no one can snatch us out of God’s hand, but what does it say in relation to us throwing away God’s gift?  Can we willingly walk away from God’s grace and lose our salvation?  Just curious to your thoughts. Continue reading…

Does The Holy Spirit Come And Go?

Q. I have a question regarding the Holy Spirit.  I believe as you do that when we became saved God sealed the Holy Spirit within us.  However, this confuses me at times.  My question is:  If the Holy Spirit is God and God can have no part in sinning, how can the Holy Spirit stay in us while we are sinning?  Does the Holy Spirit leave us while we are sinning then return when we repent?  If so how can the Holy Spirit be sealed in me if it leaves me while I am sinning? Continue reading…

Just Because We Believe

Q. Is the fact that we “believe without seeing” the only reason the Church is the most blessed “group” in all humanity? Is our faith the reason that God only granted to us salvation that we can’t lose and declared us the most blessed group, or there are any other reasons? Continue reading…

Peter And The Rock

Q. I was raised Catholic, and came to faith in Jesus Christ about 2 years ago. Most of my friends and family are Catholic. I frequently am in situations where Catholic beliefs are discussed. None of my Catholic family or friends are bible literate, but have had exposure to some scripture through the Mass etc. One passage frequently quoted to support the belief that the Catholic Church is the one and only true church, and that salvation can not be achieved outside of it, is Matthew 16:15-20. Continue reading…

Mediums And Pornographers

Q. I have two questions:

1) Can the medium really be able to invite the dead to communicate with the living? I remember King Saul actually ask a medium to invite Samuel’s soul to talk to King Saul.

2) Pornography is sin,that is for sure. Would the Lord still offer forgiveness to people who are addicted to pornography and are seeking help to be delivered? Continue reading…

Saved From The Worst But Kept From The Best?

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

Some time ago I received several questions concerning a book recently published by a well known Christian author. The questions so concerned me that I bought the book to have a look for myself. (I’m not going to mention the name of the book or the author to avoid giving either any unintended publicity.) Continue reading…