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My husband grew up in a religious home, but somewhere along the way he decided it wasn't for him. He isn't a bad person, but it breaks my heart to think we won't be in heaven together. What can I do, besides pray for him (which I do every day)?
You are already doing the most important thing you can do -- and that is praying for your husband. Only God can open his eyes to the truth of the Gospel, and only God can convict him of his need for Christ's forgiveness.
I've heard preachers say that when a Christian sins our fellowship with God is broken. Is this true? And does this mean God cuts us off and won't have anything more to do with us until we repent and get things right?
It is true that sin puts up a barrier between us and God, and cuts us off from the fellowship He wants us to have with Him.
My neighbor says he believes in God's judgment, but that it occurs while we are on earth, not after we die. In other words, if we do something wrong God makes us pay for it now, not later. He also believes that everyone will go to heaven, since they already will have paid for their sins while they were alive. This isn't what the Bible says, is it?
I don't believe God would ever condemn anyone or send them to what you Christians call "hell." I believe God is perfect love, and He has an infinite capacity to overlook the sins we commit. Why do some preachers keep talking about hell?
It may surprise you to learn that the person in the Bible who talked the most about hell was Jesus - and that's one reason why Christians take it so seriously.
I don't think it makes any difference what religion you follow, as long as you sincerely believe in some spiritual power higher than yourself. In my opinion, all religions end up in the same place; they just take different paths to get there.
Let me ask you a question: Do you apply this idea or principle to any other part of life?
My uncle never had anything to do with God, but on his deathbed his wife's pastor supposedly led him to Christ. Do you think God actually forgave him and allowed him into heaven, although he'd lived like the devil?
Only God knows whether or not your uncle truly repented of his sins and trusted Christ for His salvation before he died - but if he did, God fully forgave him, and you can be confident that he is now in heaven forever.
I have a good friend who, I think, truly believes in Jesus, as do I. But she says she's afraid I won't be in heaven with her, because she believes her church is the only true church, and you have to belong to it in order to be saved. What can I say to her?
Our salvation depends solely on Christ, and what He has done for us through His death on the cross and His resurrection from the dead.
I haven't been a Christian very long, and I have some bad habits left over from my old days that I just can't seem to break. Is God going to give up on me and take away my salvation? I hope not, but I'm not making much progress.
If you have sincerely turned in faith to Jesus Christ and trusted Him alone for your salvation, then God has adopted you into His family - and nothing can change that great truth.
Many years ago, when I was a teenager, someone took me to hear an evangelist. At the time, I really felt I ought to respond to his call to give my life to Jesus, but I resisted and turned my back on God. Will I ever have another chance, or has God passed me by?
It is never too late to turn to Christ - never.
How can two people who were raised in the same way by the same family be so different when it comes to God? Jesus means everything to me, and my parents were the same way. But my sister has never wanted anything to do with God or the church, and she just laughs when I try to talk with her about it.
We're all different, and some people by nature seem rebellious and independent, and they grow up determined to run their own lives without God - no matter what their upbringing has been.
Why did God allow Jesus to be put to death? Couldn't God have found another way to take away our sins and give us salvation?
More than 2,000 years ago, Roman authorities condemned Jesus Christ and then executed Him by nailing Him to a cross. ...
Salvation--How to Be Absolutely Sure
According to the Bible, assurance of salvation rests on four unshakable pillars.
A Book Different From All Others
Our challenge to live for Christ is the challenge to live for Christ in today's world.
What part does prayer play in our spiritual lives?
What Must I Do to Be Saved?
He is willing to forgive you. He is willing to change you. He is willing to make you a new person.
Deeper Than Our Depths
Ruth Bell Graham writes a poem expressing the extent of God's grace, extended to us in the forgiveness of Christ.
Six Kinds of Fools
When you accept Jesus Christ as your Savior and Lord and turn your back on this world, people will think you are a fool.