Question: Hi, In Ephesians 1, Paul says we are marked with a seal, the Holy Spirit, on believing the gospel. “In Him, you also, after listening to the message of truth, the gospel of your salvation– having also believed, you were sealed in Him with the Holy Spirit of promise, who is given as a…

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Question: Hello, I have just found your website and have learned a great deal as well as carry great respect for your ability to answer questions biblically. That being said, I bear an immense disagreement but extremely open to reconsideration if thoroughly convinced. I’m only 23 and have been born again since I was 14.…

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Question: Good afternoon, Brother Hamilton: I hope this message finds you well. I am looking at your site for information about accountability for the Christian, and I am having trouble wording what I’m looking for to find resources. Maybe you can help. I was at a small study with one of the wives of our…

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by Matthew W. Bassford I know that one should not have high expectations of religious memes, but the one below grinds my gears. Every time I saw it, I rolled my eyes a little bit harder, until I knew that either I’d have to write about it, or my eyes would get stuck that way…

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Question: Hi, From the topic of “The Thousand-Year Reign”, you stated that baptism is the first resurrection. John also states that second death will not have an effect on those who take part in the first resurrection. Then does that mean all who were baptized will have eternal life? But what about those who are…

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Question: Hello! I am from Brazil, and I am seeking salvation. I believe that Jesus is the Son of God who died for my sins on the cross and rose on the third day for my justification. I am sorry for all my sins. I would like to ask you: Is baptism by immersion necessary…

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by Allen Dvorak It is virtually undisputed truth that man is saved by divine grace through faith (Ephesians 2:8). However, some have concluded from this fact that there is nothing that man can or must do for his salvation. It is frequently argued that “water baptism can’t possibly be necessary for salvation because it is…

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God’s Calling of Men John 6:44-45 Romans 1:6 Romans 8:30 Romans 9:24 I Corinthians 1:26 Ephesians 1:18 Ephesians 4:1-4 Philippians 3:14 I Thessalonians 2:12 II Thessalonians 2:14 Hebrews 9:15 I Peter 2:9 I Peter 5:10 II Peter 1:10 Calling on the Name of the Lord “In the name of …” means “acting with the authority…

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by Jeffrey W. Hamilton Text: Acts 2:14-21   I.         Most linguist will tell you that one difficulty in translating between two languages is dealing with idioms             A.        An idiom is a phrase that doesn’t mean what is literally said, but native speakers understand them without much thought             B.        Examples from English are”                         1.          “It’s raining cats and dogs”…

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