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  1. If God has chosen before the foundation of the world, are the ones who endure til the end the one’s who were chosen?

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    1. Yes, before the foundation of the world, God already knew who would overcome or endure til the end. The phrase makes it sound like God has favoritism over certain people which would be (Calvinism) but that’s not what it means. Many are CALLED but few are CHOSEN. The chosen are the ones that overcome or endure til the end. Read Mark 4:3-20. Judas was called but he didn’t endure til the end so he was not chosen because he destroyed himself over his own guilt for betraying Jesus.

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    2. Hi There in your writing about Salvation for the whole world something dawned on me. You were talking about Daniel 12:2 and the word “Everlasting.” It’s used twice. ahhh that is why you have the children of Elam (Eternity, Everlasting) twice in Ezra 2:7 and the other Elam 2:31. GOD wants us to take notice….to dig…lol. Thank you I enjoy your posts. I am only just beginning to “see.” May the LORD bless you!

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  2. if heaven is a state of mind like nirvana in Buddhism correct me if I’m wrong. And I have a question are we just slaves to god if we have no free will, no personality if I’m wrong on something let me know

    Thanks

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    1. “Heaven” exists in your mind. You live inside of a physical body but it is your mind the governs your actions and behavior.

      How can you suggest that we are slaves to God when we naturally do nothing that is of God? We are slaves to SIN! We are slaves to whatever laws we are under and all of humanity is under the law of sin. It is our natural desire to sin and even though we can will ourselves not to do certain things, it is extremely difficult if not impossible to will ourselves not to lust for what our natural body desires. I don’t understand why you think you need free will to have a personality. You are a person with a emotions, a brain, and a will so of course you have your own personality. That has nothing to do with being able to make uncaused choices.

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  3. Hello. Hope you are doing well, I am Christian but am struggling with all kinds of doubt. One question I have is why in the Bible God commands people to be murdered, instead of snapping them out of existence or something of that sort.

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    1. God never commanded His people to murder anyone He commanded them to kill. There is a difference just as there is a difference between murdering someone because you want to rob them or killing someone that has broken into your home. One is justified and the other is not. God used His people to judge the wicked nations that were responsible for gross evils. This was to foreshadow what God intends to do in the future when He judges the world in righteousness. I understand that pain and suffering are difficult things to accept but these things are temporary.

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  4. Good morning again! so many times i see a sentence or paragraph from your writings that i want to share. may i share in quotes and leave your name or logo from this page please??

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  5. Hello,

    I have stumbled upon your website while searching about the topic lake of fire in Revelations. I got to explore the stuff you’ve written and I find it really interesting.

    Can you please explain based from scriptures about baptism? Many Christian leader says the we need to be baptized in order to be save?

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    1. Hello J Ling I don’t have a lot of time right to go into all the scriptures but I’m assuming you mean baptism by water immersion. Baptism is a symbol for the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. The ritual has zero significance if there is no spiritual application. Take circumcision for an example. This cutting off of the flesh was a symbol of something to come later (the cutting off of the works of the flesh). This begins with the heart. Little boys going through circumcision never made anyone righteous it’s just a symbol so getting dunked in water is meaningless in the same way if the death, burial, and resurrection isn’t applied spiritually. We don’t literally die, we die to our sins and bury them. We rise a new man but this is only a picture of what is to come. What’s important is that we are on the path. Christianity puts requirements on salvation so that they can control people’s lives.

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  6. Thank you so much for the reply! Finally I have someone to ask Biblical questions!. I hope you don’t mind coz I have lots. 🙂

    I have been bothered by this issue for a very long time. Can you please explain to me Ephesians 4:5? where it mentioned one Lord, one Faith, one Baptism? Does this mean when you have faith in Jesus, you are baptized through Him?

    I do not belong to any Christian religious groups but I have faith in Jesus Christ. I study the Bible, I am very keen to know your explanations about certain topics I am confused about.

    I sincerely appreciate your help.

    God bless you.

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    1. I certainly don’t mind answering any questions that I might have insight on but I try to keep this forum as close to being in line with the topics I’ve already written about. While I do believe that I have understanding I by no means have all or complete understanding of everything. I run this blog by myself with no staff so it can be time-consuming. All I ask is to be mindful of my time when asking questions. I try to respond within a reasonable amount of time because I am honored that anyone would want to ask me anything so I try to be respectful of people’s interest in my writings.

      In Ephesians 4:5 Paul is talking to the believers about unity in the Spirit – one body, one Spirit, one hope, one Lord, one faith, one baptism, and one God. This has nothing to do with being baptized in water which remember is only a symbol (ritual) of something spiritual. This is similar to communion (eating of bread and drinking of wine) in remembrance of the body and blood of Christ that was sacrificed for the forgiveness of sins. Before we can even begin to talk about being baptized in Christ we have to talk about what it means to even have faith in Christ. Many people have faith in Christianity not Christ and this is why many Christians believe so many doctrines that are anti-Christ. One cannot be baptized in Christ when they don’t even know or understand what it means to have faith in Christ. Christ is the Savior of the world, the Messiah. Many people say Jesus Christ as if that is His first and last name but that’s not actually how it should be written. It is actually, Jesus the Christ, the anointed Son of the living God. What was Jesus the Christ anointed to do?

      1 John 4:14 And we have seen and do testify that the Father sent the Son to be the Saviour of the world.

      If you read the Greek, the phrase “to be” is not there so the actual scripture should read this way as it is translated in Young’s Literal Translation;

      1 John 4:14 And we — we have seen and do testify, that the Father hath sent the Son — Saviour of the world;

      This is what Jesus is, He is already the Savior of the world so to have faith in Jesus means that you must believe that He will accomplish the very thing that His name represents. How many Christians deny this? Christianity is one of the most popular religions in the world with an estimated 2.382 billion adherents and the majority of traditional believe that Jesus will fail at saving the world. If one doesn’t believe that Jesus will accomplish His mission commissioned by the Father how can one be baptized in Christ?

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      1. Thank you so much for taking your time and effort to explain that verse. I really appreciate it.

        I have said that I have faith in Jesus the Christ ( I do not believe that Christ is his last name 😉 ) because I believe He is the Son of God and the Saviour of the world. God has plan for mankind and we have to live according to His words. I do believe that God will accomplish everything He has set to do because He is the God Almighty and no one can stop it.

        I just started reading your papers and it really took me a bit of time to digest everything. The part where you said that God created Satan is the one I really have to read twice. I have to gather my thoughts because I got used to the belief that God cannot create evil because He is good. But it made sense when you mentioned Isaiah 45:5-7. And because God is perfect and good, He cannot do evil things; that’s where Satan will come into the picture. God as being all powerful has no limit of what He can do and no one can ask Him what is He doing? and the whole point that Satan is existed, someone must have created him as well.

        This did not make me question my faith and doubt GOD but instead it gave me a new perspective that strengthen my belief that GOD is truly in control.

        I will continue reading your papers, it’s really an eye opener! Keep up the good work!!

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      2. You are welcome and I know all to well how difficult it can be to believe certain truths when we have been indoctrinated by the church to believe whatever they tell us. If I may, what source of information led you to believing in the salvation of all? I’m just curious because it’s always nice to hear from someone that understands one of the most basic and fundamentals truths about God. I just responded to another person that still promotes the hell agenda even after everything I’ve written on this site. I don’t expect people to believe everything I say many will often argue with me about topics that I have already written about and explained in great detail. Case in point; the word eternal/everlasting. Neither of those words are scriptural words and I’ve written an entire paper on why they’re not but I still get people telling my about an eternal hell or even eternal life. They don’t understand and they don’t even try to understand. I know that my papers are extremely unorthodox which I believe to be a good thing but if you have any questions about anything I’ve written or you need me to expand on a subject please feel free to ask at any time. Thanks for your time.

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  7. The Bible has many verses saying Jesus as the savior of the world (mankind, sinners). Growing up as Catholic, then have joined (not baptized) studying with born again and then the Witnesses, I would say I have read the Bible (still reading it) and have exposed to different interpretations.

    Though I have realized, they may be different groups but they are all the same: claiming that they have the truth and the rest is doomed esp those who are not baptized or member of their organization.

    I really had a hard time dealing with this but one thing I have taken from my experience is keep my faith regardless. I believe that God has given us the Bible for us to read, examine, and apply it (2 Timothy 3:16). I admit, I do not have the great knowledge to know everything that is written in there (I may be wrong, but I pray that God will forgive me if I am). I just take comfort in the verse James 1:5 -änd if any of you do lack of wisdom, let him ask from God, who is giving to all liberally, and not reproaching, and it shall be given to him.” Jesus said “Seek and ye shall find (Matthew 7:7) so I am still seeking with the faith that God will guide me.

    Sorry for my spiritual journey story-telling. 🙂

    So John 3:16 and the “Romans Road” verses are the usual introductory verses for the born again groups when explaining salvation but knowing now, it’s just hand picked Bible verses to prep my mind into believing that God is selective in terms of salvation. Only now that I have realized that verse itself said how God loves mankind and He doesn’t want anyone to perish plus there are many stories in the old testament which demonstrates how compassionate and kind God is and the parables of Jesus. One that stuck on my mind is the parable of the Lost Sheep.

    I know, this is not much of an explanation to why I believe about the “salvation of all” and I cannot give much of the Bible references and the full explanation of it but I just go with what I understood the Bible is saying about God’s love for mankind, not only His people, Israel. He is also just so He can only give the righteous judgement to all.

    Your paper made me rethink everything about what I always believe, read the Bible with an open mind and give attention to what it is really written and examine it after.

    I am still in the process of reconciling everything, the things I’ve known for so long from the things I realized that I might have missed my mark. I haven’t gone to the part of your paper where you discuss God’s plan of salvation so I am reserving my questions once I get to it.

    Take care and be safe. Hope and pray you and your family are well.

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  8. Just found your site and I find it very enlightening. In your opinion, which bible is the best translation/best at retaining the original meaning of the words translated/and not corrupted? Thank you.

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  9. Dear brother Sulaiman.,
    May God’s blessings be upon you and your kind. I would like to thank you yet again for your hard work in helping others understand Scriptures. I’d like to ask about Mark of the Beast. I believe this subject is most relevant than ever with all nations discussing vaccination passes for accessing basic commodities, cashless society, one global governance and social credit scoring. My question is: Will ALL be forced to have a mark and is there s way to fight against it?
    Thank you in advance,

    Your brother in Christ

    Dariusz W.

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    1. No, Jesus was being facetious because He certainly didn’t adopt the same attitude towards the Gentiles that the Pharisees had calling them “little dogs”. Jesus demonstrated that God’s grace extends to all people and not just those who He has chosen. Those who He has chosen have a higher calling to be representatives of God showing people mercy and giving to those who are in need. The Jews did not do that as they were self-righteous and arrogant. This passage has an interesting parallel to the parable of the rich man and Lazarus with the rich man symbolizing the Jewish nation and Lazarus symbolizing the Gentile nation. In that parable the Jewish nation is shown to be under God’s judgment while the Gentile nation will receive God’s blessings.

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  10. What would you say to someone who posts a video like this “debunking” universalism by saying that it would mean that Jesus died for nothing if at the end God will be All in All.

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    1. I would simply say that they are wrong. The fact that anyone could think that Jesus died for nothing if He saves all sinners when His job was to save sinners is a little ridiculous to say the least. God being All in All means that God will receive a 100% return on Christ’s sacrifice so how could anyone ever consider that to be nothing? The problem with this type of thinking is that universal salvation robs Christianity of its exclusivity. What gives Christianity it’s appeal is this idea that there will be winners (those who are saved and go to heaven) and losers (those who are unsaved and burn in hell for all eternity). Christians think they are special and while I am aware that most will not admit it, they have no problem believing that they somehow escaped a fate that they doom billions of other fools to. It was certified cringe worthy listening to all of that lady’s misconceptions about universalism in that video. Universalist believe that God will draw all of humanity to Christ through the work of Christ and God’s judgment. Christians have a very literal belief about what “heaven” as if God could literally be isolated to a specific location. People do not go to heaven or hell at death these are nothing but doctrines of Christian tradition. People die and await the resurrection be it the resurrection to life or the resurrection to judgment. Nobody is saved “anyway”, everyone is saved “God’s way”! So I’ll say this… “If Christianity is true, then Jesus died for nothing!” The wages of sin is DEATH, not eternal life in hell. Jesus Christ died for the sins of the world so if anyone is still being punished for sin, then Christ’s death sacrifice was in vain. The woman in that video doesn’t have a clue what she is talking about.

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  11. Excuse me, I’m new to most of the things about The Lord but how do we know that the Canon Gospel is the only true books and that the church has not excluded other books to fit their agenda?

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  12. I really like your website, it has been a literal Godsend for knowing The Truth. I was wondering if your planning on writing more articles since I think your way of writing is really effective. Also if it’s not to much of a bother could you recommend me some other websites and writers who write and talk about The Truth. Apart from you and L. Ray Smith, I don’t know about other people that speak about Scripture without adding false doctrines. God Bless you and keep up the good work.

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    1. Hi Anjel thanks for commenting! I do plan to write more articles but I just haven’t had the time or energy. I am kind of in a bad place right now going through a divorce and my wife is not being very cordial about it. When I get back to a better place I will definitely plan on publishing some new articles. As far as other websites, you can check out https://tentmaker.org/ as that was one of the first sites I used to study from. I haven’t really spent a lot of time reviewing other sites. That might be a project I take up later but I can tell you with confidence to stay away from the gotquestions website. That site is awful and is full of Christian dogma. If I think of some other websites I will let you know.

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      1. Actually I’m thankful that gotquestions exists because it led me here. For context, I’m 20 year old man and all my life I have felt that God was with me. Everything I asked it was granted to me and He was always merciful and even when I asked things I knew in my heart that I didn’t deserve, He still came through for me. So I always viewed Him as a Father but one that I was terrified of because I felt, “if I don’t live perfectly then He’s gonna turn on me and send me to hell”, then I think it was in June that I somehow ended up in gotquestions and read a lot of their stuff and always wondered, “why does this God seem so different from The God I grew up with?” Then that led me to Dr. Turek YouTube channel and I found you in one of the comments so I clicked in the link of your bio and ended up here and through you I also found Ray Smith. Before I read your website, I asked God “Father, please no matter if I like it or hate it, show me The Truth and don’t let me be deceived by Satan”. Then I read your stuff and it aligned perfectly with The Father and Jesus that I have personally experienced my whole life. So at least that deceptive website was used by our Father to drag me here. Also, this event showed me that we have no free will since I didn’t have any intention of seeking after God but something that I didn’t where it came from at the time, influenced me to seek after Him.

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  13. Hi Sulaiman, sorry if asking too many questions bother you but I’m just so curious about God’s word and you were the first person God used to show me The Truth. I was wondering 2 things. First, what’s being overly righteous? Since I know we must live righteous lives to inherent The Kingdom of Heaven but is there such a thing as living too righteous ? And second, are we to spread The Gospel or just live godly lives and spread it if someone is seeking for The Truth and comes to us?

    God Bless, your brother in Christ, Anjel.

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    1. There is nothing you can do under your own power to live a righteous life but we should be walking and/or progressing toward it. You will never conquer all of your sins in this life as long as we are alive in this bodies of sin and death. The life that we have is in Christ and it is the righteousness of Christ that we gain salvation. We do not earn salvation on our own merits. People that think they can live super righteous lives are wasting their time because man’s righteousness will always be as filthy rags to God. If God is calling you, you must go through judgment and ultimately overcome the world (your world). You can’t give up. You have to keep working and fighting because this is all a work in progress.

      The scriptures do tell us to spread the gospel but what is the gospel? Most people don’t even have a clue as to what it is but there is more to it and I realize that myself from time to time. What do you think it means to live a godly life? Just because someone thinks they know they truth doesn’t mean they do.

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      1. Hi!!!, thanks for responding. I believe that living a godly life means living your life in total submission to Christ and having Christ live through you to change you and conform you to His Image. Have Christ live in you so you can overcome your sins (which is impossible without Him and it’s impossible to never sin ever again since we only have a small portion of His Spirit) and overcome the world. Also for me The Truth is knowing that God is the Savior of ALL Men but that not everyone is chosen in this life. Only a select few because they go through judgment in this life and must endure till the end. The rest of mankind will go through judgment where they will suffer loss but they themselves will be saved and then The Father will be All in All (which I interpreted as everyone having His Sprit and Him living inside them). Also, God Bless for this website and for responding to my questions. You and your articles have really opened my eyes to God. I thank God that he used you to open my eyes to The Real Christ.

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    1. Those are subjects that I don’t focus too much attention too because I do not believe they are relevant in this age. That’s not to say that God doesn’t or can’t anymore it’s just that we don’t see these things happening today like they did during the time of Christ. There was a time when God gave power to people to perform miracles but we do not see things like that anymore. That was for a season and I believe that season has passed. Paul talks prophecies failing, tongues ceasing, and knowledge vanishing in 1 Corinthians 13 without love. He later says that NOW abides faith, hope, and love. Only God has the power to heal the sick and it is solely in His hand to heal whomever he chooses to heal. There is a lot of religious fantasy about casting out demons and I don’t really get into all of that. It’s certainly not something I think believers should be worrying about.

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