Life lost in Eden. Restored in Christ!

Where is the garden of Eden today? Why did Jesus say “no one is good except God”? My husband died, and I can’t seem to spend time with my son now. How was Scripture canonized? Why were certain books left out? I struggle with fear over my physical health and wonder what I can do. […]

“50% of us believe they can lose salvation”

Are there varying degrees of rewards in Heaven? About half of our congregation believes they can lose their salvation. I found this out when our pastor taught on Hebrew 6. What are your thoughts?

“Does God need us to give Him glory?”

How do we “work out our salvation with fear and trembling” (Philippians 2)? How do we give God glory? Do we need to? Does Mark 10 support the prosperity gospel? I was excommunicated from my church for questioning their methodology. How can I find a healthy church?

“Am I surrendered enough?”

Someone told me that our guide is the Holy Spirit, not Jesus. What are your thoughts? I want to help my Catholic brother come to know Jesus as his Savior. How can I explain the gospel? If someone is angry at God because their child has died, how can I help them? I feel like […]

“The one who does the will of My Father”?

Why are so many Christians confused about faith and works? What about James 2? What does it mean to “do the will of the Father”? Why does Jesus turn some people away in Matthew 7, saying He never knew them?

Is your physical body your enemy?

Are there two different meanings of “flesh” in Paul’s letters? Are our physical bodies evil? What does it mean to accept Jesus as “your personal Lord and Savior”? There are many different views of the end times. Would you consider those views to be heresy or “false teaching”?

“Lordship salvation” fosters fear!

What is Lordship salvation? Why do so many people lack assurance with God? Did the Queen of Sheba and Solomon have a baby together? My Bible study teacher said it’s wrong to pray for both the people of Israel and the Palestinians (casualties, children, famine, etc.). Is that really true?

“I read Jesus, not Paul!”

What is the best way to study the Bible? How can I respond to “red letter Christians” who essentially discredit or ignore the teachings of Paul? Are certain New Testament letters just for pastors? Was the disciple Simon a Gentile? When exactly was Paul saved? Did water baptism play a role? Did any works factor […]

“I saw Christians in Hell!”

How should we interpret near-death experiences where they go to Heaven or Hell and come back? Why did a woman need to prophesy with her head covered in 1 Corinthians 11? I had a friend terminate our relationship because of my view on law and grace. Can a person be saved yet confused on that?

How do we define sin without the Law?

Did Demas lose his salvation because he loved the world? I struggle with a sin consciousness and often doubt my salvation. Can you help? Our Bible study group is studying Romans, and I’m wondering how to teach law and grace, especially when it comes to how we define sin today?

You don’t have to be militant. Just be available to God’s Spirit.

How can I work through the sexual abuse that I experienced and grow in Christ? Your books are a great way to dive deeper in the truth of the Gospel! How can I share the gospel with Jehovah’s Witnesses? Does Acts 14:22 mean that we have to endure many tribulations to be saved?

“I’m missing something to make my marriage better”

Is every sin really willful? What about mistakes we make? I’ve heard your messages on a healthy marriage, and I agree and have implemented those truths. But I feel like I’m missing something that will make my marriage richer and deeper. At the same time, I’m afraid of losing my marriage. What can I do? […]

“I don’t experience God like I used to!”

Can we be saved but still lack the Holy Spirit? Is there a second blessing? Doesn’t 1 John 1:9 mean we confess to God for relational forgiveness? I used to experience so much peace and joy with God, but lately I’m not feeling any of it. What can I do?

“Justified by works”? What!? (James 2:21,24,25)

Why does John 14 say we will do greater things than Jesus? What exactly do you believe about James 2? My son died by suicide, and I wonder where he is now. Is he still waiting to be with Jesus? Does Mark 16 mean that water baptism is required for salvation?

Closer to God? No!

Are we progressively getting closer to God? Do we have to be baptized to go to Heaven? Did Jesus appear in the Old Testament? From a grace perspective, what is the value of a quiet time?

“How do I walk by the Spirit? How do I offer my body to God?”

What does it mean to walk by the Spirit? Which person of the Trinity should I pray to? Do we need to ask for the Holy Spirit to be saved? What happens when we die? Do we see Jesus right away or are we asleep? Can women speak in church or must they always remain […]

“How can I be saved?”

What is the minimum one must believe to be saved? How do we interpret “faith and works” in James 2? How can I respect a godless government? Can an addict be saved?

Did Jesus heal everyone? Actually, no.

Andrew, how was your father saved? Was everyone around Jesus healed? What perspective on healing is healthy today? Is the discipline in Matthew 18 really for Jews under the Law? Why did David mention eating the flesh of bulls and goats? Isn’t there “high sin” that is unforgivable? What about 1 John 1:9? Don’t we […]

“Does God still discipline us?”

Does God chastise us? Discipline us? What does that look like? Was the thief on the cross the first Christian? Does Acts 16 mean that we can believe and our whole family is then saved? How did God divide Israel’s land? Why? What does it mean to trust in the Lord and not your own […]

“God chose us to be in Him? Calvinism? Universalism?”

How can we understand God’s foreknowledge and predestination? My pastor says we only love God about 80% of the time. Is this true? If God chose for us to be “in Him” before the foundation of the world, does that support either Calvinism or Universal Salvation?