Is salvation in Acts 2:21 salvation from the destruction of Jerusalem?

Question: A member of the church has told me that Acts 2:21 is talking about rescue from danger or destruction, not salvation. He told me “saved” in verse 21 is not salvation from sin, it is saved from the Jerusalem destruction. Another member of the church said in the immediate context of the quotation from…

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Why Water?

Text: John 3:1-12   I.         Jesus stated that unless one is born of water and the spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of heaven – John 3:5             A.        We understand, despite efforts by many to avoid it, that Jesus refers to baptism when he said one must be born of water             B.        Today, I would like to consider…

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My past makes me unworthy of God

Question: I have been doing well concerning abstaining from pornography. I suppose it has been over a year since I last involved myself in that mess. Prior to that, I had gone about three years without giving in to it. I certainly can’t say I have overcome that sin, but I guess I would say…

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How Noah Was Saved

by Jeffrey W. Hamilton Text: I Peter 3:18-22   I.         In our reading, Peter draws on the account of Noah’s salvation to illustrate how the Christian is saved.             A.        Many people object to the straight forward reading of I Peter 3:21 because it stands contrary to what they have accepted.                         1.         To many people, baptism is simply a…

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Another Chance

by Carey Scott Many people in the denominational world embrace doctrines which offer a second chance to everyone. Many realize that they will fail God, and the thought that they might get a second chance intrigues them. For some, this is all the crutch they need to just continue in their sins, for after all:…

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Genealogy Women

by Whit Sasser The genealogy of Jesus Christ, recorded in chapter 1 of Matthew, is interesting and educational in more ways than one. But, one item of interest has to be the women who are mentioned. Generally, it is a list of the male ancestors of Jesus beginning with Abraham, but a few women are…

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How can my sins be forgiven without receiving salvation?

Question: Good day, Acts 2:38 says after obeying the gospel our sins will be forgiven and we will receive salvation (gift of Holy Spirit). Please expound on how my sins can be forgiven without receiving salvation.   Thanks. Answer: “Peter said to them, ‘Repent, and each of you be baptized in the name of Jesus…

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A Salvation Issue

by Bobby Graham In more recent years some have responded in this way with increasing frequency to our insistence upon adherence to the Scriptural pattern:  “Well, it’s not a salvation issue.”   It might be a matter of the organization of the local church, the use of women in roles of leadership, or the use of…

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