Ask a Bible Teacher

Love Your Enemies

Published: July 15, 2021
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Please explain exactly what Jesus meant when he told us to love our enemies. Thank you so much and God Bless you richly


Using Holy Things For A Common Purpose

Published: July 14, 2021
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I always have a problem when it comes to explain holiness. I want to think it means not drinking, not smoking, etc. But deep down inside me there is something that tells me that the meaning of this word goes deeper than that. When I read 1 Peter 1:13-16 I thought I was going to get a detailed breakdown of what holiness means but didn’t. Can you please explain what Pater was saying?


The Way Of Return

Published: July 14, 2021
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When a person who has been leading a dissolute drug filled life absolutely can’t remember their young life when they attended church and had a possible salvation and baptism experience; what type of commitment would you advise them to follow to be certain of their salvation?


Remedy for Emptiness

Published: July 14, 2021
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First of all, I just want to say that I enjoy your web site like no other…it rocks and you all rock also! My question is: why is it that some days I feel that I am just loaded with the presence of the Lord and am happy and then suddenly I can feel as empty as my wallet?


The Origin Of Baptism

Published: July 13, 2021
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In John 3 Jesus was baptizing people and John’s followers got into an argument with a Jewish man about purification. Could water baptism have been born out of this Jewish rite of purification? Does it mean that our spirits are now clean like purification meant that their bodies were clean for ceremonies? I was just curious trying to understand how the argument came up during the time of water baptism.


Sin And Self Mutilation

Published: July 13, 2021
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Your explanations on the difference between Union and Fellowship have been very helpful to me in quelling the fears about a salvation that can seem so tenuous when it is not properly understood. I was just about to breath a big sigh of OSAS relief until I re-read the “cutting off the hand that causes you to sin” teaching in Matt. 5:29-30. Jesus seems to be saying that we must excise sin in our lives with drastic measures or there is a danger that we could go to hell. Do we just content ourselves with all the clear passages of OSAS and write this off as an unclear teaching? Do we assume that Jesus is saying something other than that sin will cause us to go to hell if we don’t take measures to quash it?


Was Judas a Believer? Follow Up

Published: July 13, 2021
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Do You think Judas was a believer when He was chosen to be one of the 12? And if he wasn’t why did the Lord choose him? I don’t believe in predestination so I don’t believe Judas was predestined to betray the Lord. What do you think?


Thy Will Or My Will Be Done

Published: July 12, 2021
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How does God’s will/plan prevail when we have a freewill to make our own choices? How does God’s will override our free will? Our daughter believes she is in God’s will but, as her parents,and after praying, we believe that she is not in God’s will. How does God use the wrong choices we make to bring about His will in our lives?


The Best Man And The Bride’s Father

Published: July 12, 2021
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I once heard a TV preacher say that John the Baptist is the friend of the Bridegroom (John 3:29), and that Paul has the equivalent position with the bride (2 Corinthians 11:2). And that they both could have future roles at the marriage supper of the Lamb. What are your thoughts on this?


Fighting Against Anger

Published: July 12, 2021
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Sometimes I feel like such a spiritual mess. I try hard to not let people bother me. I am doing a lot better than I used to because I try to think “eternal perspective, eternal perspective”. It usually helps, but sometimes I mess up and get so MAD!!! I sometimes think that when the Rapture comes, I will still be standing in the same spot because I was only fooling myself that I was saved. I have read your articles on OSAS, but that thought still creeps in. I plan to read the Bible specifically regarding temper and anger. Is there a certain verse that I could memorize and try to say in my mind, whenever people get to be too much?