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The Bible

Is "Once saved, always saved" true?

Some Christian teachers teach that after we are saved we cannot lose our salvation, and we will always be saved. However, the Bible never makes that statement precisely.

What does the Bible say about devotion?

Christians have often used the term “Devotion” to speak about a special time that is set aside to focus on God each day.

Righteousness and Justification

An important passage on this subject is Romans 3:1-4:25. Try reading this passage through now, and below are some thoughts on how to understand it.

Isn't 1 Timothy 2:9-15 just an excuse for male chauvinism?

1 Timothy 2:9-15  I also want women to dress modestly, with decency and propriety, not with braided hair or gold or pearls or expensive clothes, but with good deeds, appropriate for women

Does John 20:21-23 justify the Catholic doctrine of confession?

John 20:21-23  Again Jesus said, "Peace be with you! As the Father has sent me, I am sending you." And with that he breathed on them and said, "Receive the Holy Spirit. If you forgive anyone his sins, they are forgiven; if you do not forgive them, they are not forgiven."

What does Hebrews 10:19-25 mean?

19 Therefore, brothers and sisters, since we have confidence to enter the Most Holy Place by the blood of Jesus, 20 by a new and living way opened for us through the curtain, that is, his body, 21 and since we have a great priest over the house of God, 22 let us draw near to God with a sincere heart and with the full assurance that faith brings, having our hearts sprinkled to cleanse us from a guilty conscience and having our bodies washed with pure water. 23 Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful.

Why did the women go to the tomb if they didn't expect it to be open?

Mark 16:1-4 describes the scene: “When the Sabbath was over, Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome bought spices so that they might go to anoint Jesus’ body. 2 Very early on the first day of the week, just after sunrise, they were on their way to the tomb 3 and they asked each other, ‘Who will roll the stone away from the entrance of the tomb?’ 4 But when they looked up, they saw that the stone, which was very large, had been rolled away.”

Greater miracles than Jesus?

John 14:11-14, says: “11 Believe me when I say that I am in the Father and the Father is in me; or at least believe on the evidence of the works themselves. 12 Very truly I tell you, whoever believes in me will do the works I have been doing, and they will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father. 13 And I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son. 14 You may ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it. 15 If you love me, keep my commands.

Why did they give Jesus wine vinegar?

Wine vinegar comes from oxidised wine.  The alcohol is oxidised to the aldehyde and then to the acid (which we know as vinegar).  So wine vinegar is ‘off’ wine which has some wine taste b