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Saved By Faith, Really?

Published: November 24, 2022
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I have a question about Christians who claimed to be saved by faith, but then say that other things are required. I’m talking about things like signs of repentance, proof of good works, etc.  If they add things, any things, does that mean they don’t really believe they’re saved by Faith alone even though they say they do? Are they saved at all?


Using Cannabis For Medical Purposes

Published: November 24, 2022
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I believe that cannabis can be used for medical purposes. My cousin says that this herb came from the devil. I don’t believe Satan can create anything. I think this drug came from God. Medical people are finding ways to use it to help man kind. What is your uptake on this?


Praying Before Meals

Published: November 23, 2022
Q

Where in the Bible does it require prayer before meals?


Can I Un-Save Myself?

Published: November 23, 2022
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I am a born-again Christian. I know this. But a while back ( and even now occasionally) I had serious doubts. There was a point where I was devoid of faith and it seemed like all was lost. I wanted to believe, but I just couldn’t. I read the bible, and it would help, but then I’d get a sense of hopelessness and belief would become impossible again. It came to a point where I asked for signs that He was real and He delivered in the form of an unknown call on my phone shortly after I had asked. then, a text saying Jesus never fails, and finally, out of the blue a friend texted me cause she felt like something was wrong. I’ve read that once you were saved nothing could change it, but what about you? What if you decide that you don’t believe anymore? Can you come back? The prodigal son explains that the son comes to his senses and begs his father but the son never forgot the father.


Another Ephesians 4 Follow Up

Published: November 23, 2022
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In the first 3 chapters of Ephesians Paul’s tone seems much different than in the last three, almost as it was two different messages that were spliced together. Can you explain this?


Can We Forgive Ourselves?

Published: November 22, 2022
Q

Can we forgive ourselves? So many people say you have to forgive yourself, but I have never found it in the Bible.


Where Do We Draw The Line?

Published: November 22, 2022
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In Luke 6:30 the Lord says we should give to everyone that asks us. I consider myself a generous person and have helped out many struggling people through the years, but because of my generosity I have also had some that keep coming back with excuse after excuse and looking for a regular handout. Where do we draw the line? I want to obey the Lord, but I’m not sure getting taken advantage of by people unwilling to provide for themselves was what he had in mind.


Understanding Isaiah 45:7

Published: November 22, 2022
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“I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the Lord do all these things.” Please tell me what God meant when he quoted this!


Where To Tithe?

Published: November 21, 2022
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Our pastor says we required to pay our entire tithe to the local church and then let the leaders decide how to distribute the money. His support for this view was based on what Paul did when he took the money given in Corinth to help the church in Jerusalem. It he correct in this?


Should I Tithe On The Insurance Money?

Published: November 21, 2022
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My husband went home to be with the Lord.  Do I tithe/give offerings from the insurance money?  I love to give and am a giver, but right now fear has set in with the finances.  Friends of mine state I should tithe.