A Fellowship In Christ Jesus

A fellowship in the World, but not of the World

Confirming Defending Bearing the Gospel of Christ Jesus

Common Questions

Star InactiveStar InactiveStar InactiveStar InactiveStar Inactive

All men are sinners, we do not need to inherit sin. It is death we inherit. When Adam sinned he became subject to death and that is the image he passed on to us.

  • Romans 5:12 KJV Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned:
  • Romans 5:17 KJV  For if by one man's offence death reigned by one; much more they which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ.)
  • 1 Corinthians 15:26 KJV  The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death.

Star InactiveStar InactiveStar InactiveStar InactiveStar Inactive
  • John 20:22-23 KJV  And when he had said this, he breathed on them, and saith unto them, Receive ye the Holy Ghost:  23  Whose soever sins ye remit, they are remitted unto them; and whose soever sins ye retain, they are retained.

He was speaking to the Holy Ghost whose ministry is to judge the hearts of men and convict of sins and show the way of salvation.

  • John 16:8-11 KJV  And when he is come, he will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment:  9  Of sin, because they believe not on me;  10  Of righteousness, because I go to my Father, and ye see me no more;  11  Of judgment, because the prince of this world is judged.

It is the Holy Spirit that decides whether your sins are remitted or retained. See the study Methodology of Salvation.

Star InactiveStar InactiveStar InactiveStar InactiveStar Inactive

Commonly Asked Questions: For answers see the references listed after each question. The answers given are felt to be the best interpretation of God's word, unless otherwise stated they are believed to be the only correct interpretation. Additional questions will be added as time permits

Star InactiveStar InactiveStar InactiveStar InactiveStar Inactive

No it does not.

predestination

Romans chapter nine is an explanation of God’s prerogative, his right to establish his own plan of salvation. The actual plan is given in the last verse of chapter.

  • Romans 9:33 KJV  As it is written, Behold, I lay in Sion a stumblingstone and rock of offence: and whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.

See the study below for a more in-depth treatment of the topic.

He states in relation to the birth of Rebecca’s twins that the elder would serve the younger opposite of what the law commanded to show that salvation would not be by the law, not by works but his choice.

  • Romans 9:11-12 KJV  (For the children being not yet born, neither having done any good or evil, that the purpose of God according to election might stand, not of works, but of him that calleth;)  12  It was said unto her, The elder shall serve the younger.

Romans 9 explains that salvation is according to God’s election, his choice, and nothing else and the last verse tells you that choice.

  • Romans 9:33 KJV As it is written, Behold, I lay in Sion a stumblingstone and rock of offence: and whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.

Star InactiveStar InactiveStar InactiveStar InactiveStar Inactive

It is in a few places such as;

  • Jeremiah 2:27 KJV Saying to a stock, Thou art my father; and to a stone, Thou hast brought me forth: for they have turned their back unto me, and not their face: but in the time of their trouble they will say, Arise, and save us.

Evolutionist believe we came from a stone. God says that is just turning your back on him.

If you are unfamiliar with this belief of evolution then you need to do some studying.

  • Romans 1:23 KJV  And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things.

Jus a walk through the evolutionary time scale

Star InactiveStar InactiveStar InactiveStar InactiveStar Inactive

If Jesus died to pay for all sins, what is to stop us from committing heinous crimes?

The same morality that always existed, God is going to judge you. It seems there is very little understanding of salvation's methodology. The Lord’s dying for ALL sins did not save anyone. It open the door for salvation based on individual forgiveness of sins. It is a two part process. See the study, Methodology of Salvation.

God’s law, and holiness, demanded payment for sins, ALL sins. Christ pay the penalty satisfying the Law and acquiring ownership of the sin debt. The Lord’s sacrifice simply registered an accounting entry. All men past from death under the law to life under “grace” or whatever term you like. Everyone was enter into the book of life and salvation is ours to loose.

At this point all sins are paid for and the new owner can do as he chooses individually. He can for give or retain. He has based individual forgiveness and salvation on a conditional bases, whosoever will believe. If you are desirous of committing crimes or continue in sin you have not the repentance necessary to believe.

So if you wish to reject God’s condition and continue committing heinous crimes you are going to burn in hell forever. The morality is still there.

Subcategories

Please publish modules in offcanvas position.