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What If We Hadn’t Become Sinners?

Published: August 12, 2016 (Originally published: August 17, 2010)
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I was recently thinking about how the world would be like if Adam and Eve had not sinned. And then I began to wonder about about this: If Adam and Eve had not sinned against God, would we still worship Jesus like we do today? The reason why I ask is because we worship Jesus because he died for our sins. But if sin had not entered the world, then Jesus would not have had to die for our sins. So would we still worship Jesus?


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Is My Step Father Saved?

Published: August 12, 2016 (Originally published: August 19, 2010)
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I love your website and the huge amount of wisdom I’ve received here. My mother and my stepfather are heading for divorce. My stepfather is very actively involved in Church. However, when he is not in church his behavior is pretty much the opposite of a Christian person and doesn’t come nearly close to the standards of how he supposed to treat my mother according to the bible. He claims to love Jesus Christ on Sundays but acts like a complete unbeliever the rest of the week. Is he saved? If our behavior doesn’t match our faith, are we still saved?


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Lordship Salvation

Published: August 9, 2016 (Originally published: August 23, 2008)
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Can you please explain lordship salvation and whether you feel it is a valid doctrine? If I understand it correctly and it is valid, it pretty much eliminates any “deathbed conversions.”


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How Do I Know I’m Saved?

Published: August 11, 2016 (Originally published: August 13, 2010)
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I want to know if I am mocking God when I keep saying the salvation prayer because I want to make sure I am saved. He said if you don’t believe you’re saved the first time you pray for salvation you are mocking him. Is that true? Please let me know and how do you know you are truly saved?


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When Calling Him Lord Isn’t Enough

Published: August 12, 2016 (Originally published: August 16, 2010)
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1 Corinthians 12:3 says that a man cannot call Jesus Lord except by the Spirit of God, yet we see in the Gospels that many at the Great White Throne judgment will call Him Lord, Lord. Even though I fail Him many times, I also call Him Lord and have believed on Him with all my heart for salvation. Can you elaborate on those who call Him Lord, Lord, yet ended up lost?


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Explaining The Parable Of The Weeds

Published: August 11, 2016 (Originally published: August 19, 2010)
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Would you please explain what Jesus was referring to as “the end of the age” in this parable? Is it the end of this age, which will cease at the end of the Tribulation, and then goes right in to the 1000 year reign of Christ? Or is it referring to the end of the 1000 years just before going into eternity? Verse 43 says “Then the righteous will shine like the sun in the kingdom of their Father..” Is this referring to the Millennium or eternity?


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Dual Covenant Theology

Published: August 11, 2016 (Originally published: August 19, 2010)
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May God continue to bless you and your ministry. A preacher on TV teaches that the Nation of Israel has salvation under the Old Covenant. That they don’t need to accept Jesus Christ or the New Covenant for entrance into God’s Kingdom. Is this a Biblical teaching? Or is it false and therefore makes him a false teacher?


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How Do I Know I’m Saved, Follow Up

Published: August 11, 2016 (Originally published: August 20, 2010)
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I thank you for your ministry to all of us . May the Lord continue to bless you and your ministry. In regard to the question How Do I Know I’m Saved, I believe that there should be a change in a persons heart about sin in their life and I believe that we are more aware and convicted of our sin when we still stumble. Would you agree or not?


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Am I Falling Away?

Published: August 11, 2016 (Originally published: August 28, 2010)
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I have been in this walk 20 years and am not as close to God as I used to be. I do not even do any of the disciplines like I used to. I talked to others and they have the same problem. Is this falling away? Is this normal after a long walk with God? I am really upset. I try to get back where I was but only can do so much. I feel pooped out. I love God and it grieves me about my walk.


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A Marriage Question

Published: August 7, 2016 (Originally published: August 9, 2007)
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Thank you for your website, it has helped me greatly in my understanding of the Bible. I tend to agree with you on most everything and I really enjoy the ‘Ask A Bible Teacher’ section.

I have a question about marriage and the rapture. When my husband and I were married last year we took vows to God that said “till death do us part”, should we happen to be raptured live into Heaven will we still be married?