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Born Again Catholics?

Published: January 15, 2020
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I know there are some Roman Catholics who get saved according to the Biblical way, which is through Jesus Christ alone. I believe that once a Roman Catholic gets saved, they must leave the Roman Catholic Church because they can’t believe both the RCC and the Bible, and remaining in the religion condones it. And I also believe that if they don’t leave then they haven’t truly been converted. I’d like to know what your opinion on that is.


Confirmed By The Holy Spirit?

Published: January 15, 2020
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How is that so many people use the “confirmed by the Holy Spirit” line yet couldn’t be farther apart in their “answers”. A lot of people “confess” Jesus with their mouths, which I understand comes from our Father, but yet have so many different answers to life in general, which they all back up with Scripture and “confirmation” of the Holy Spirit. This “confirmation” of the Holy Spirit has me bewildered. I could be naive, but I didn’t think or believe it was possible for “true” believers to have a Holy Spirit “confirmation” and have two different answers. Am I missing something here?


Will “Old” Jerusalem Survive?

Published: January 15, 2020
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Will there be an ‘old’ Jerusalem in Israel during the millennium, since there is a New Jerusalem for the saints to live in?


Jews, Gentiles, And The Church

Published: January 14, 2020
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I was reading an answer from a reader about where the Jews and other believers would be. I understood you to say, the Jews would be in Israel and the rest in the New Jerusalem. I think I’m confused about New Jerusalem and Heaven. Are they the same? If there is a separation, why, since the Jews have accepted Jesus as their messiah.


Unworthy For Communion?

Published: January 14, 2020
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Could you please tell me where it is found that you must be a Christian to take communion? 1 Corinthians 11:29 says, “For he that eateth and drinketh unworthily eateth and drinketh damnation to himself not discerning the Lord’s body.”

Does this mean that you must be a Christian? I’m asking because a young friend of mine thinks that it is ok to partake in communion as long as you believe in God, and knew of a person who did partake in communion just to please his wife. And this young friend of mine needs scripture to back up anything I or anyone else tells her. I tried to tell her that my husband believes in God but is not yet serving him, so it would be wrong for him to participate.


Dual Covenant Theology

Published: January 14, 2020
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Can you explain the two covenant theology and how it ties to classic dispensationalism? I have heard this mentioned several times, and not sure I clearly understand the implications.


Where Did The Gentiles Come From?

Published: January 13, 2020
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I truly thank God for your site. I read it every day. My question is where did the gentiles come from? The dictionary states that a gentile is a non Jew. OK, but who was the first gentile? Where did he come from? Why did God create the gentile? Is it because the Jews rejected Christ? Thank you.


Obeying Our Leaders

Published: January 13, 2020
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I very much appreciate your ministry. My question is regarding Hebrews 13:17. Who are those that have the rule over us? Would that be the pastor of our congregation or would that also include deacons and elders and associate ministers? How about ministers and leaders of other congregations? Since there is only one church, do they also rule over us? How does this verse relate to 1 Tim. 2:5? With apostasy in the church appearing everywhere, the answer is important.


Are Catholics Christian?

Published: January 13, 2020
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I have been having this argument with my friend about how Catholicism is a denomination of Christianity. He thinks it is but I disagree because they don’t believe in Jesus as their savior. Am I on track with my thinking?


Sinning In The Moment Before Death

Published: January 10, 2020
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What if we are taken from this life before we have a chance to ask for forgiveness? Sometimes death comes suddenly. If during the course of the day we are tempted beyond our ability to resist and before we can come to a realization death beckons us? Are we forgiven?