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Bear Each Other’s Burdens

Published: August 21, 2017
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I heard a pastor preaching on Galatians 6:2 (bear one another’s burdens, and thereby fulfill the law of Christ). He strongly recommended sharing our most hurtful experiences with some one else (within the church or outside the church). And if some one wanted to share their hurtful experience with me, I should just listen and not judge or try solving their problem. I don’t think “manufacturing” the condition of bearing one another’s burden proves that we fulfill the law of Christ. This pastor preaches about grace and the freedom we have in Christ, but then lays yokes like this upon his congregation. This sounds like a good topic to preach about, but I don’t think taking on more burdens to fulfill the law is what was intended in this verse. I would like to know your thoughts.


Messiah Or Christ?

Published: August 21, 2017
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Why do you persist in refusing to use ” Messiah ” as the correct definition of our Savior ? Your constant use of the word ‘ Christ ‘ simply continues to maintain your readers in ignorance rather than to enlighten them with the truth of His name which is , ” YaH-SHua Ha-MaSHiaCH ” or in English …..Jesus the Messiah. When He lived and began His ministry never was the name ‘Christ ‘ used ! Messiah, yes , but Christ ? No !


Overcoming Sexual Sin

Published: August 21, 2017
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I believe that Jesus died to pay the penalty for my sins. I have confessed I am a sinner and try to repent of my sins but the only really big sin I can’t seem to stop is sexual sin. I don’t have sex with anyone in real life but I fantasize about it almost constantly. I am a computer addict and have “cyber sex” occasionally and look at pics of naked people. I cannot seem to stop this behavior. I have asked Jesus to help me and He did help me to stop my hourlong fantasies at bedtime but I still have impure thoughts. What can I do?


OSAS, Really? Follow Up

Published: August 18, 2017
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After reading OSAS,Really? and many of your other responses concerning OSAS, I can’t help but wonder why some “Christians” still have a hard time understanding our eternal security. Its a simple concept and is backed by strong unrefuted verses. I have discussed this with some believers who don’t believe in OSAS and they never refute the verses that support OSAS outright but instead refer to other verses. Is it because they are really unbelievers who haven’t genuinely accepted Christ alluding to the possibility that they haven’t been born again, therefore spiritually dead, or is it simply a lack of understanding intellectually?


Believe Or Accept?

Published: August 18, 2017
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What is the difference between believing and accepting? I’ve always thought I am saved because I believe Jesus died for my sins. But I hear others say they’re saved because they’ve accepted Jesus as their Savior. Is there a difference?


Explaining Ezekiel’s 430 Day Model

Published: August 18, 2017
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Could you explain the three hundred ninety days and forty days prophecy in Ezekiel 4:6. Does this apply to the regathering of Israel or the re-unification of Jerusalem or both?


Does Sin Still Matter?

Published: August 17, 2017
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Why would Jesus give the command, “Go and sin no more,” in John 8:11, if future sin is pardoned and freely embraced? And is future sin not effectively sin until it becomes established and is thus past? Is one’s own future sin to be lamented when free will is still available? Does grace truly received let us go forward though it’s misunderstood by the world? Or does grace abolish sin, even the future kind?


OSAS, Really?

Published: August 17, 2017
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Several times you’ve said we’re saved forever and nothing can change that. Doesn’t that mean that Christians are free to do whatever they want without fear of any consequences?


The Coming Temple Revisited

Published: August 17, 2017
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If the Tribulation period is to be seven years long, and if there is to be a Temple that the Anti-Christ will use (and abuse), how can a Temple be built in such a short period of time? Didn’t Herod’s Temple take about 40 years to be built? You have also indicated that you think the Temple may be built in Shiloh. Can you elaborate on that?


Are Pastors Allowed To Retire?

Published: August 16, 2017
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How does a Pastor retire from the service of God? I can find no scripture to support this action. And from what I do see, It looks like all leaders of the old and new testament died in service to God. Even Paul was sick and God used him in his sickness. I just don’t get it. My Pastor was an anointed teacher of God and he stepped down this way. And I guess it still bothers me.


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