Who Goes To Heaven? Do Only Good People Go To Heaven?

Who exactly goes to heaven? Do only good people go to heaven and only bad people to hell?Who is Good? Another member of our church and I once talked to a young man about the gospel and so we asked him, “Do you think you’re a good person?” to which he replied, “I’m not good person…I’m great!” That’s when I told him, “Wow, you’re the very first person we’ve ever met that is good because the Bible says only God is good” (Mark 10:18), and not even one of us is good. In fact, none of us even seek … [Read more...]

What Does Paul Mean By Writing He Is Not Ashamed Of The Gospel?

Why does Paul say that he was not ashamed of the gospel? Does that mean some are and will be?Ashamed of the Gospel? There are sins of commission but there are also sins of omission, like if we see a brother or sister in need and do nothing, for us, that is sin (James 2:16). For example, “if anyone has the world’s goods and sees his brother in need, yet closes his heart against him, how does God’s love abide in him” (1st John 3:17)? Good question, isn’t it? Of course, all sin is forgivable fo … [Read more...]

What Is The Word Of Faith Movement?

What is the “word of faith” movement? Is it biblical?Miracles in our Mouths? I remember hearing a pastor of a large megachurch say, “You’ve got a miracle in your mouth. You can speak things into being that are not yet.” When I heard it, it actually reminded me of a Bible verse where it says, “For he spoke, and it came to be; he commanded, and it stood firm” (Psalm 33:9), but the “he” wasn’t a man, it was God. It’s similar to when “God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light” (Gen 1:3 … [Read more...]

What Does Backsliding Mean?

What does backsliding mean? Can a Christian backslide?Backsliding from What? If you or someone else is said to have backslidden, this must mean they had to have slid forward in the first place, so what is backsliding? Some definitions include an occasion on which one backslides, especially in a moral sense, a falling back into sin or error, reverting to old, bad habits or lapsing in religious practices or going back into certain vices from a state of virtue, and even morality, which means … [Read more...]

How Can I Find Out What My Spiritual Gifts Are?

How can we find out what our spiritual gifts are?Spiritual Gifts For one thing, none of us can boast or brag about our spiritual gifts. That’s what the Corinthian church did and they were chastised for it by the Apostle Paul. There is no room for pride in the gifts of the Spirit. The Apostle Paul sums this thought up nicely, by asking, “What do you have that you did not receive? If then you received it, why do you boast as if you did not receive it” (1st Cor 4:7)? The answer is obviously not … [Read more...]

What Is The Blood Moon Prophesy?

What is the so-called “Blood Moon Prophecy” all about? Is it in the Bible? Does it relate to us today?Blood Moons There are a lot of false teachers out there and some who actually claim to be prophets of God predicting all sorts of doom and gloom, but the so-called “blood moon prophecy” is a recent invention by some who claim to have special revelation from God. One such man is John Hagee, founder and president of Cornerstone Church, a highly charismatic megachurch in San Antonio, Texas. Hag … [Read more...]