What Must I Do to Be Saved?

Question: I believe the correct qualification for immortality is simple faith in Christ, not something we attain through meritorious works. You will recall the Philippian jailer asking the apostle Paul, “What must I do to be saved?” Paul’s response was simply, “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ,” that is, simply and sincerely place your faith … [Read more…]

Is One “Born of God” Sinless?

Question: Please explain 1 John 3:9, ‘Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin; for his seed remaineth in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God.’ How can this be? Answer: Taken at face value, this verse seems to say a believer is wholly incapable of sinning. However, this cannot … [Read more…]

Why did 70,000 Israelites Have to Die for David’s Sin in Numbering Israel?

Question: “Why did 70,000 Israelites have to die for David’s sin in numbering Israel? Was that fair?” Answer: When we think about fairness, we think of impartiality, freedom from self-interest, prejudice, or favoritism. When we think about a punishment being fair or unfair, the most likely criteria would be the issue of whether or not … [Read more…]

Did Christ Pre-Exist?

Question: How do we deal with certain biblical passages that seem to imply the pre-existence of Christ? (Deut. 18:15, 18; John 6:62; John 1:1, 14; Micah 5:2; Ps. 90:2) Answer: Jump To: Deut. 18:15, 18 | John 6:62 | John 1:1, 14 | Micah 5:2 | Ps. 90:2 Deut. 18:15, 18 The Lord your God … [Read more…]