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?
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?
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?
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?
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?
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.
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?
When I was a child I lived an abused life. Because of the things I witnessed and both of my parents being alcoholics, I became what I despised – drug and alcohol addicted and being with men outside marriage.
As a result I chose to have abortions rather than bring children into my life. The 2 men I was involved with made the same choice along with me. I had my first at about 20 and my last at about 30. I am now 54. My parents were not religious.
I was salvaged, literally, by God 16 years ago and still thank him every day that I was lifted from the darkness of addiction and immorality. I do not yet understand those days, but still have feelings that are unresolved, regarding the fact that I committed murder. That is the blunt truth.
I have been totally single for 10 years as well as sexually pure due to my abject pain from those days. In a way, I find I sentenced myself to prison.
I can’t say that I am perfect at this point but that I yearn each day to show God my appreciation for what he did for me. I don’t know just how far forgiveness reaches?
I wonder how (if) we are given forgiveness for such horror in our youth? I don’t see this topic much in any Christian web sites and feel it is very overlooked as most people I know that had this experience are still needing help with the answers: how God will deal with us? Also where are our babies? Will they ever forgive us?
After reading your website, I see that you believe in OSAS. However, I recently read a book and also watched a show on (Christian TV) that talked about near death experiences. In both the book and TV show, they reported seeing people in hell who were Christians. The reasons given were because these Christians had refused to forgive relatives in their lives who had offended them. They were told that if they could not forgive others then their Father in Heaven could not forgive them.
Is this possibly true? Please share any insight. This has really confused me.