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How can someone experience salvation?

A few snippets from Scripture on the subject of salvation . . .  To be saved, we need to: Hear the gospel (Romans 10:14) Understand the gospel (Acts 28:27) Believe the gospel (Hebrews 11:6) Response of belief: Repentance (Luke 15:7) Burial in water (baptism) symbolising death to serving sin  (Romans 6:4) Rising to a new […]

The theme of the Book of Jeremiah is repentance or removal. How does this idea relate to the church at Ephesus that Jesus wrote to in Revelation 2:1-5?

Revelation 2:1-5 “To the angel of the church in Ephesus write: ‘The words of him who holds the seven stars in his right hand, who walks among the seven golden lampstands.  (2)  “‘I know your works, your toil and your patient endurance, and how you cannot bear with those who are evil, but have tested […]

How should we treat homosexuals?

God has made it clear instruction that he forbids sexually immoral behaviour, including homosexual activity: 1 Corinthians 5:9-12  I wrote to you in my letter not to associate with sexually immoral people–  (10)  not at all meaning the sexually immoral of this world, or the greedy and swindlers, or idolaters, since then you would need to […]

How do we obtain salvation?

You ask how a carnal man can get saved — a question prompted by your reading of Romans 8:5-8.  God offers the gift of salvation to those who believe the Gospel repent and turn from their evil ways then are baptised into Jesus Christ obey God and Jesus and strive everyday to serve them, leaving […]

Does repeated sin show a lack of repentance?

In principle, repentance implies an utter rejection of former sin. For example, a thief who repents will not only ask forgiveness for his former thefts but will also change his ways so that he does not steal any longer. Jesus said to the woman taken in adultery “go and sin no more” (John 8:11). So, […]

Can a person lose favour with God?

…without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him. Hebrews 11:6 God is pleased when we trust him and believe what he has said. If we want to be close to God we have to acknowledge […]

Will God forgive me for having sex?

Presumably you mean sex with someone other than your husband or wife, as sex within marriage is not a sin but a gift from God. There is no sin that God will not forgive, if the sinner geniunely repents and believes in Jesus. Matthew 12:31; Acts 13:39