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Bible Q

Does the Bible teach ‘once saved always saved’?

The teaching of ‘once saved always saved’ (sometimes abbreviated ‘OSAS’) is found today in churches which teach that after a belief experience, an emotional accepting the Lord Jesus, a person is ‘saved’ and no matter what that person does – even denying Christ a year later, becoming an atheist, even committing murder, that person can never […]

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 […]

Is it necessary to take the bread and wine to be saved?

Jesus instituted the taking of bread and wine as a ritual for Christians at the Passover supper he ate with his disciples prior to his betrayal and capture (Matt 26:26-29, Mark 14:22-25, Luke 22:14-20, 1 Cor 11:23-26). He compares the bread to his body and the wine to his blood. These are to be symbols […]

When can one be considered righteous?

The simple answer is, when God considers us righteous.  When does God consider us righteous? To answer this question, I’d like to briefly look at a few examples of righteous people.  Firstly, Abraham, the friend of God, is an excellent example.  God made a seemingly impossible promise to Abraham and Abraham believed God.  We read […]

Why are there 144,000 mentioned in Revelation 7:4?

And I heard the number of the sealed, 144,000, sealed from every tribe of the sons of Israel: 12,000 from the tribe of Judah were sealed, 12,000 from the tribe of Reuben, 12,000 from the tribe of Gad, 12,000 from the tribe of Asher, 12,000 from the tribe of Naphtali, 12,000 from the tribe of […]

How do we become sanctified?

A short answer to this question, is through faith in Jesus Christ who offered himself as a sacrifice for sin. A more detailed answer: We are sanctified or made holy, by the word of God and through the offering of the body of Jesus (John 17:17-19).  How does this happen? God’s seed or gospel takes […]