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

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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.

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  • 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.

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What does the Bible mean by fulfilling the word, in John 19:28?

  • John 19:28-29 KJV  After this, Jesus knowing that all things were now accomplished, that the scripture might be fulfilled, saith, I thirst.  29  Now there was set a vessel full of vinegar: and they filled a spunge with vinegar, and put it upon hyssop, and put it to his mouth.

He meant that all prophecy about him had to be fulfilled.

  • Psalms 69:21 KJV  They gave me also gall for my meat; and in my thirst they gave me vinegar to drink.

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If killing is a deadly sin how does a police or soldier that killed in order to protect people get sentenced in the afterlife?

  • 1 Kings 2:5 KJV  Moreover thou knowest also what Joab the son of Zeruiah did to me, and what he did to the two captains of the hosts of Israel, unto Abner the son of Ner, and unto Amasa the son of Jether, whom he slew, and shed the blood of war in peace, and put the blood of war upon his girdle that was about his loins, and in his shoes that were on his feet.
  • Numbers 35:31 KJV  Moreover ye shall take no satisfaction for the life of a murderer, which is guilty of death: but he shall be surely put to death.

The penalty for thou shalt not kill is the death penalty. Numbers chapter 35 explains the difinition of murder.

  • Matthew 19:18 He saith unto him, Which? Jesus said, Thou shalt do no murder, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness,

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No it does not.


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.


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