Bible Q-n-A: What do you tell people to do to be saved?

This question usually comes from those trying to imply that teaching someone to be baptized for the remission of sins is a complicated and illogical process. Nothing could be further from the truth! When I'm asked that question, I tell them that I answer that question the same way Paul did in Acts 16:30-34. https://youtu.be/MPve6i-VbvA … [Read more...]

Baptism for the Remission of Sins

Baptism has been a problematic doctrine for centuries. Everything from changes in the mode to changes of the purpose of baptism has become part of Catholic and Denominational doctrine. Sprinkling, pouring, immersion as a symbol, have been contentious issues for a very, very long time. It’s not because the Bible is unclear about the mode and purpose of baptism. It is one of the clearest teachings of the Bible. The problems people have on the doctrine of baptism comes from their preconceived … [Read more...]

Stewarts Creek Gospel Meeting – Bible Q-n-A FAQs

For anyone who has been using the Internet and visiting websites for very long the term FAQs will be familiar. It stands for "Frequently Asked Questions." For those who conduct Bible studies and/or discuss the Bible with others, there are several "Frequently Asked Questions." When I was doing live radio and live TV programs about the Bible I regularly received the same "Frequently Asked Questions" on the program that would get asked in private studies. This series of lessons is in direct … [Read more...]

Whoever Believes In Him

 “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.” (John 3:16) Every time I have heard a denominational preacher teach the false doctrine of "faith only" salvation, they always quote John 3:16 as their proof text. Even though the verse doesn't say, "whoever [only] believes in Him," that is how they use it. Not only do they insert a "faith only" definition where the verse doesn't say it, they are also … [Read more...]

Eis

A lot of Baptist will talk about the Greek word "Eis" in Acts 2:38. They say it means because of. How do I explain that to them? … [Read more...]

Salvation in the Church of Christ

The Following Question Comes From Zach K. I had a few questions I would like you to check out. I've been watching your videos and I was listening about when you were talking about grace and works and that there are works of faith and works of merit. And, correct me if I am wrong, but the works of faith were those God commanded for salvation (Hear the gospel, Believe the Gospel, Repent, Confess, Be baptized...ect). I also understand from your videos that baptism, for it to be valid, must … [Read more...]

What’s Wrong With Denominational Baptism

This is one of my first playlists posted on YouTube from the Bible Q-n-A TV program. The question, "What's wrong with denominational baptism?" addresses a common objection to the biblical necessity of baptism. Many, when they learn of the necessity to be baptized, will say, "I have been baptized" - referring to their denominational baptism. Watch the video to learn why an appeal to a denominational baptism can't meet the biblical plan of salvation. … [Read more...]

What does "born of water and the Spirit" mean?

This question comes from John 3:5 and is asked in response to those who twist this passage to be in harmony with man-made false doctrine. Does this passage teach the necessity of water baptism or is "born of water" talking about a physical birth? We answer that question in this Bible Q-n-A video. … [Read more...]

The Necessity Of Water Baptism

  Question #11: Where Does The Bible Teach That Water Baptism Is Required In Order To Have One’s Sins Forgiven? The "Church of Christ" teaches that a sinner is forgiven of sin when he is baptized in water by a CoC elder. Where does the Bible teach that water baptism is required in order to have one's sins forgiven? The part of the statement referring to baptism requiring the participation of an elder is false. Whether the questioner included this clause out of ignorance or purposeful … [Read more...]

God’s Second Law Of Pardon

Question #6: How Is A Person Forgiven Of Sin After They Have Been Baptized? If as a Christian I can fall and "lose my salvation," is it possible to regain it? If so, how? If God "takes away" my salvation, doesn't that make Him an "Indian giver"? How could I ever know for sure that I was saved or lost? Some of the comments in the above “question” are redundant with number 5. I have already answered the “Indian giver” accusation against God in the last entry. I have also already answered the … [Read more...]