Are Believers Eternally Secure?
Yes, because Jesus Christ is eternal life and He is joined inseparably to your new, born again heart (1 John 1:2). Since Jesus alone possesses Eternal Life (1 John 5:11), you possess His eternal life since He lives in you (1 John 5:12a). (To read more, Click Here; use back button to return to this page.)
Are Believers Righteous?
Yes, believers are fully and forever righteous in their new, born again hearts because Jesus Christ lives in them, joined as one to them (Romans 8:10b). Believers can never sin in their inner spirit because Jesus in them can never sin (1 John 3:9). But, believers are still dead because of sin in their mortal bodies (Romans 8:10a); this is the reason for walking in faith. (To read more, Click Here)
Are We Under the Law?
No. The Law was given only to Israel and was in effect only until Jesus Christ came (Galatians 3:19 - Jesus is the "seed"). After Jesus completely fulfilled the Law, God replaced it with the New Covenant. Grace fulfills the Law because believers are now made righteous by the indwelling presence of God, something that never happened under the Law. (To read more, Click Here)
What are the Differences Between Law and Grace?
The Old Covenant law was self-empowered living based on human effort and compliance. New Covenant grace is God-empowered living made possible by Jesus Christ who now lives in those who trust Him (Galatians 2:20).
Is Baptism Necessary for Salvation?
You must be baptized by the Holy Spirit into Christ Jesus to be saved. Water baptism is a symbol of your death, burial and resurrection with Christ unto new life in Him. Water baptism is not what saves you, it is God's Spirit who saves you.
Should Christians Confess Their Sins?
No. Your sins were forever forgiven by God on the Cross of Jesus Christ (Hebrews 8:12). Stop focusing on sins and start focusing on righteousness made possible by Jesus Christ who lives in your born again heart. (1 John 1:9 was not written to believers; it has been misinterpreted for centuries.)
What is Repentance?
New Testament repentance is turning from unbelief to faith in Jesus Christ (Mark 1:15; John 6:29; Acts 19:4). It's just that simple.
How Can I Turn From Sin (Repent) Before I Become a Christian?
You can't. This is another big myth that is rooted in traditional Christianity. Only when you trust Christ as Savior, and God gives you a new heart and comes to live in you, are you able to turn from sin. Christ lives His life in you and through you.
Why Can Believers Still Sin?
As a believer, you can still sin in your outer mortal body because it has not yet been redeemed and made righteous like your inner born again heart (Romans 8:10). (To read more, Click Here)
What is Wrong with Religion (Organized Christianity)?
In every church on every Sunday, the message has to do with how you can live a life pleasing to God. It is what the Apostle Paul warned about (Galatians 3:2-3). It is being saved by faith and then trying to live your life by your own human effort. The life of the believer is walking by faith, or walking in the Spirit; it is Jesus Christ, who lives in you, living out His righteous life in you and through you (Galatians 2:20).
Who are the True Believers?
The Body of Christ is made up of those who trust Jesus Christ as their Savior, both inside and outside of organized Christianity. The Bible is clear that churches will always be a mix of believers and unbelievers, called the "wheat" and the "tares" (Matthew 13:24-25,26-27,28-30). Sadly, the true believers in churches are often poorly taught; for example, very few church members understand that Jesus Christ lives in them and is their power to live the life that God has for them.
Is There Really an Unforgivable Sin?
Yes. It is unbelief in Jesus Christ as Savior. If you reject Jesus, you are also rejecting the eternal life that He alone possesses (1 John 5:12b).
What is the Difference Between "Soul" and "Spirit"?
Your inner "spirit" is the real you and, as a believer, the part of you that has already been redeemed and made righteous. Your physical body and mortal mind make up your "mortal flesh" or your "outer man" (2 Corinthians 4:16); your mortal flesh has not yet been redeemed. Your "soul" is the immaterial expression of your mortal mind and body consisting of thoughts, feelings, and personality. Your soul is neither part of your spirit or the same thing as your spirit since your thoughts are not perfect; but, you can never sin in your spirit because Jesus lives in you (1 John 3:9).
Why Did God End the Law?
God ended the Old Covenant Law because Jesus Christ completely fulfilled the Law by His righteous life. The Law dealt with fleshly behavior. It was given only to Israel as a temporary measure until Christ came. God replaced the Law with a better covenant (Hebrews 7:22) that was based on better promises (Hebrews 8:6). Now, God's Spirit literally inhabits the hearts of those who believe in Jesus Christ, where He writes His laws upon their hearts (Hebrews 8:10).
Why Can't Christians Agree on What the Bible Teaches?
People, for centuries, have tried to understand the Bible with their own human understanding and reasoning. As disagreements began to appear, believers separated from other believers and formed denominations. The Bible says that denominations should not exist; this verse is never taught in churches: 1 Corinthians 1:10.
How Can I Understand the Bible?
The only way to understand the Bible is to let God, Himself, teach you. Your inner spirit is the part of you that is now alive to God, and the only part of you able to "hear" His voice (Ephesians 1:17-18; Colossians 1:9). Here is a worthwhile prayer: "Lord, open my eyes to your truth so that I can understand what your Word says." A good perspective is to be willing for God to change your mind about anything at any time; don't block what God is teaching you by holding onto doctrines and beliefs created by people, things that are not in the Bible.
Who Was Jesus Here on This Earth?
This is controversial, but this website believes that Jesus was fully and only human "for a little while" during His time on the earth (Hebrews 2:9). Jesus, the Son of God and Creator of the universe, was fully deity before His time on the earth and is fully deity now. Jesus emptied Himself (Philippians 2:5-6,7-8) so that He could be like us in every way, except without sin (Hebrews 2:17; 4:15). Here is how it happened: at His baptism, the Holy Spirit came down and entered Jesus to be His power to do the works and miracles of His Father. Now, in the very same way, the Holy Spirit comes to live in us to be our power to live righteously and do the works of God. Jesus became like us so that we can live as He did; Jesus did not live a life that is out of reach for us.
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