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Rich Man And Lazarus
  
The rich man and Lazarus is a parable. "Hell", at this time, is a state of being under the wrath of God. We all start out that way (Ps 51:5, Ps 58:3-6). On Judgment Day, God will cast all the unregenerate into the lake of fire. There will be weeping and gnashing of teeth (Matt 24:51, Matt 25:30). "And in hell he lift up his eyes..." is parabolic language.


Does God Love Those In Hell
  
The Bible sasy in Psalms 11:5, "The LORD trieth the righteous: but the wicked and him that loveth violence his soul hateth." In Romans 9:10-15 we read that god hated Esau before he and his twin brother Jacob were even born. Then in Ps 5:5 we read, "The foolish shall not stand in thy sight: thou hatest all workers of iniquity."


Is Jesus The God Of The OT
  
In the parable of the wheat and tares Matt. 13:24-30), the wheat represent the true believers. In the parable of the 10 virgins (Matt 25) the wise virgins represent the true believers. And finally in Matt 7:21-23 the Lord tells us that everyone that says they are saved, may not be saved. 2 Cor 13:5 is written to all of us!


Thinking Becoming A Christian
  
Salvation is completely of the Lord. John the Baptist was saved in the womb-how much theology did he know? The thief on the cross (Luke 23:39-43) did not know Bible doctrine..but Jesus saved him. If God is going to save a person it will be through the hearing of the word (Rom. 10:17). Therefore, keep reading the Bible and praying for mercy.


God Does Not Speak To Me
  
Every time you open the Bible and read,it is like you are sitting at the feet of Jesus. He speaks to us through His word but we need "ears to hear" (slavation). We are actually in the Great Tribulation (Matt 24). Christ's 2nd advent is near, so keep reading the Bible. If you are not saved, continue to cry out to the Lord for mercy (Lam. 3:26). Remember Rom. 10:17 and Rev. 19:11.


Should I Divorce My Husband
  
Sister, I know this is difficult but if you are saved, you will follow Mark 10:6-12. The Bible says in 1 Cor 7:39 and Romans 7:2 tells us that you are bound to your husband as long as he is living. It does not matter whether he is saved or not because this is the law of God. The Lord tells us in John 14:15, 21 that if we love Christ we will obey His commandments.


I Want To Believe In God
  
"Salvation" is not a feeling! Neither is it anything that we do (Eph. 2:8,0, Titus 3:5, Gal. 2:16). One is saved if God has elected him to salvation and Christ has paid for his sins and then applied the word of God to his heart (Romans 10:17, Rev. 19:11). The person becomes a new creation and a son (2 Cor 5:17, Ezek. 36:36:24-29).


I Need A Good Pastor In Church
  
2 Thessalonians 2:3 tells us that the churches will depart from the truth (God's word). The wohole passaage speaks of the Great Tribulation which we are now in (1988). True believers should leave the church as commanded in Matthew 24:15, 16 and Revelation18:4. There are many more passages to show this.


Faith Without Works Is Dead
  
Romans 10:17 says, "So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God." FAITH is a synonym for Jesus Christ (Rev. 19:11). So then CHRIST cometh by hearing and hearing by the word of God. Go to Hebrews 11 and where you see "faith", insert Christ and see what you find. Only God can save for man is spiritually DEAD in sin (Ephesians2:1-3).


Dressing In An Ungodly Manner
  
A child of God ought to be clothed with humility. Revealing apparel says "look at me!" 1 Peter 3:3, 4 says "Whose adorning let it not be that outward adorning of plaiting the hair, and of wearing of gold, or of putting on of apparel, But let it be the hidden man of the heart, in that which is not corruptible, even the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God of great price." 1 Timothy 2:9 tells us that the life of a saved woman should honor God.


What Is Age Of Accountablility
  
"Age of acountability" is not Biblical but many people hold to this false doctrine. In Psalms 58:3 we read, "The wicked are estranged from the womb: they go astray as soon as they be born, speaking lies." The Holy Ghost speaking thru David tells us in Psalm 51:5, "Behold, I was shapen in iniquity, and in sin did my mother conceive me." The Bible tells us that we are spitually DEAD in sins unless the Lord given us a new resurrected soul (Ephesians 2:1-3, 2 Cor 5:17).


Faith Without Works Is Dead
  
Actually "FAITH" is a work (1 Thess 1:3, 2 Thess 1:11). Please also note that prayer, repentence, water baptism, etc are ALL works also. Ephesians 2:8,9 and Titus 3:5 tells us that we CANNOT be saved by our works. Christ did ALL the work to save a person. The key verses are in Galatians 2:16, 20 and Philippians 3:9. Mamy well meaning people are following a grace/works gospel that keeps them under the wrath of God.


Works Versus Grace
  
I am soryy to say that you are following a grace/works gsopel. Your statement of "trying to be good enough" is just like the Jews of the OT that circumcision and keeping the 7th day sabbath made them righteous. Galatians 2:16 clearly shows that only Christ's work can save. Lat Hebrews 11 and wherever you see the word "faith" insert Christ because He is the essence of faith (Rev 19:11).


What Day Is The Sabbath
  
Unfortunately Matthew 28:1 is not translated correctly in our KJV Bible. The word "sabbath" in the Greek is really plural-sabbaths. And the phrase "as it began to dawn toward the first day of the week" is actually "sabbaths"- a plural word just like the first "sabbath." The Lord was showing us here that an era of sabbaths ended (7th day Sabbath) and a new era of sabbaths had begun (Sunday Sabbath). Check the Greek.


If Salvation Prayer Enough
  
The Bible tells us that our works CANNOT save us (Ephesians 2:8,9, Titus 3:5). Prayer, water baptism, repenting, etc are all works! Even "fatih" is a work (1 Thess 1:3, 2 Thess 1:11). Salvation is God's work alone. Therefore, Christ did ALL the work to save those whom the Father gave Him. See Galatians 2:16, Philippinas 3:9.


Do Good People Go To Heaven
  
The Bible tells us "So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God." (Ephesians 2:8,9). "Faith" is a synonym for Jesus Christ (Rev 19:11). If you go to Hebrews 11 and everywhere you see the word "faith" insert Christ there. You have to remember Galatians 2:16-that by the works of the law shall no flesh be justified.


All Saved During Millenuim
  
A "millenial" reign of Christ is really an error in how the churches interpret Revelation 20,2-7. The thousand years refers to the "church age" where God was utilizing the church to bring the Gospel. 2 Thess 2 speaks of the churches falling away and satan takes control of them-the Holy Spirit leaves. This marks the beginning of the Great Tribualtion (Matthew 24). When Christ does return, all of His elect will be with Him forever.


Tongues Needed For Salvation
  
"Tongues" are NOT necessary for salvation! At one time the Lord did use the gift of tongues (in the church of Corinth) to convey truth. However, once the Bible was completed, there would be no further additions to the word of God (Bible). The Lord warns us in Revelation 22:18, 19 NOT to add or subtract from the Bible. "Tongues" are NOT from God today!


Are All Humans Saved
  
Where did you get the idea that all babies are saved? Please read Psalm 58:4, 5 and Psalm 51:5. Man is born in sin and is spiritally DEAD (Ephesians 2:1-3, Jeremiah 17:9). Man is on his way to hell UNLESS the Lord intervenes and saves him. This is why we need to be born-again (John 3).



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