Words Of Truth

"That I might make thee know the certainty of the words of truth..." (Proverbs 22:21).

August 2016 Questions & Answers

The following questions are taken from emails and are printed below exactly as I received them.  Names and contact information has been removed.  The answers are in note form (sorry for any of my grammar errors) to be studied through.  You’ll have to examine each Scripture below to see the points.  Please be mindful that there are often circumstances and details to every question that could potentially change the answer.  Rightly divide the truth (II Timothy 2:15).

1. “If the water pipes broke and the baptistry was bone dry, would my salvation have to wait until the plumber showed up? If I were to die before then, would I go to hell? If I committed some sin -whether in thought, word, or deed, one minute before a fatal car crash - would I go to hell if I did not have time to repent of it? And, please, don't just say that it's up to God without giving me a specific Bible reference.”

*Note: Baptism (Acts 2:38-41, Acts 8:12-13, Acts 10:44-48, Acts 16:13-15, Acts 16:22-33, Acts 18:8, Acts 19:1-7, Galatians 3:26-29, and I Peter 3:20-21), and much more is required for the lost to be saved (Matthew 13:19, Matthew 18:3, Luke 13:3; 5, Luke 14:25-33, John 8:23-24, John 8:31-32, Acts 3:19, Romans 8:24, Romans 10:9-17, I Corinthians 15:1-4, Colossians 1:23, Hebrews 11:1, Hebrews 11:6, James 1:21-27, I Peter 2:1-2, II Peter 3:10-18, etc.).

2. “Who is the chief shepherd Peter spoke of?”

3. “Does the Bible say Jesus can relate to the things everyone faces ‘cause he was fleshly too?”

4. “I am looking for a good bible church in my area. I do not live near you. Would you go to a church that says this as their mission statement / We believe in the deity of Christ; His virgin birth; His shed blood for atonement; his bodily resurrection; His ascension; and His personal, premillennial return to establish His kingdom on earth.”

To the particulars you enquired about:

5. “Does God choose who will be saved and who will not?”

6. “Does repentance have to be permanent? Can I change for long enough to show God I am serious and partake a little in my drinking to help me get through things if I show I am serious to God? Just to get through tough times that I have a lot of?”


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