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1 John 1:9 and Rewards

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(By Mark Fontecchio)

Question: Does 1 John 1:9 lead us as believers to be in a constant state of confession? If we fail to confess our sins, how does this interact with our future rewards in Heaven? Can our failure to confess our sins negate our future rewards?
Answer: There are several ...

Did the Body of Jesus Rot or Decompose?

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(By Mark Fontecchio)

Answer: This question can be answered directly from Scripture. We remember that on the day of Pentecost Peter began to preach to the Jews in Jerusalem (Acts 2:14). Peter quoted from a Messianic Psalm that was written centuries before by David.
Specifically, Peter was ...

How Do We Avoid Sin Like Christ?

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(By Raymond Isbell)

Question: How did Jesus endure the Cross and be firm with men in His ministry without sinning? How do I show love while remaining firm as I deal with difficult people (or difficult situations) without sinning?
Answer: Your question has two parts. Let’s look first at how ...

How do We Grow in Our Faith?

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(By Raymond Isbell)

Question: How do we grow in our faith? The Bible refers to walking by faith and renewing our minds. How do these factor in? Is there more to it?
Answer: Growing in faith is an important concept, and is an essential part of the Christian life.  Before answering “how,” I’d ...

How Does James 2:14-26 Impact Our Faith?

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(By Mark Fontecchio)

Question: How does James 2:14-26 impact our faith?
Answer: “It is therefore faith alone which justifies, and yet the faith which justifies is not alone.” These words came from John Calvin in 1547 as he responded to Canon 11 of the sixth session of the Council of Trent. ...

If I Struggle with Sin Does this Mean I am Not Saved?

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(By Ryan Cafferty)

Question: I struggle with sin at times. Does this mean I am not truly saved?
Answer: “I believe in God, but I just can’t stop committing the same sins over and over.”
“I’ve prayed the sinner’s prayer and ‘committed my life to Christ,’ but I act in ways that make me ashamed ...

Is There an Unpardonable Sin?

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(By Mark Fontecchio)

Question: Is there anything a person can do, or is there a sin they can commit, to irrevocably and irreparably condemn them to Hell - such as blasphemy, taking the mark, worshipping the enemy, or selling their soul?
Answer: Did you know that the Bible actually speaks ...

Understanding the Atonement

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(By Raymond Isbell)

Question: I have been trying to understand the Atonement for some time. I have developed an understanding of this, and I wanted to know if it is contradicting the Bible.
Answer: Your attempt to seek support of your view of the Atonement reflects both humility and wisdom. W ...

What Does it Mean to Walk by Faith?

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(By Raymond Isbell)

Question:  I am a believer in Christ. I trusted in Jesus for salvation, but what does it mean to walk by faith now that I am saved? This confuses me. I have been only saved few months.
Answer:  Great question.  The phrase “walk by faith” is found in 2 Corinthians 5:7 which ...

What is John Warning About in 2 John 8?

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(By Mark Fontecchio)

Question: What is John warning about in 2 John 8?
Answer: Your greatest contribution to the Kingdom of God could be found in the lives of the people you disciple for Christ. This idea is present in the text of 2 John 8. In this brief statement we also have one of the ...

What is the Remnant Principle?

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(By Mark Fontecchio)

Question: What is the remnant principle?
Answer: The remnant principle, as seen in Scripture, is that historically God moves in the minority. This can be seen all the way back with Noah, in Genesis 6–7. Noah and his family survived, but everyone else perished. Genesis ...

What is Wrong with the Reformed View of the Warning Passages in Hebrews?

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(By Mark Fontecchio)

Question: What is wrong with the Reformed view of the warning passages in Hebrews?
Answer: Properly understood, the book of Hebrews can cause believers to move on towards a life that brings glory to Christ and rewards to individuals in the coming Kingdom. Improperly ...

Will People Be Able to Fly in Heaven?

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(By Mark Fontecchio)

Question: When we receive our glorified bodies will we be able to fly?
Answer: I have noticed over the years that there is a lot of confusion on this subject. I tend to think that some of this stems from the influence of the culture around us. Certainly movies and books ...