Questions and Answers






1. What must I do to be saved?

2. Can a believer lose his salvation? In other words, can those who had a real experience with God lose their state of grace?

3. I have read in your web site the following words: 'Now, by the grace of God, I will show you that it is not by works that man is set free from sin, it is not by works that man is justified, it is not by works that man receives remission of sins, it is not by works that man receives eternal life, but only through faith; therefore by the grace of God (freely). Thus every human merit is absolutely excluded from salvation; every human effort done to gain salvation is useless and offensive toward Christ Jesus. Salvation is by grace, solely by grace; man can't gain it, but he must receive it from the hand of God. If a Church does not teach this, it does not preach the Gospel of the grace of God but another Gospel. And the Roman Catholic Church is among those Churches who preach another Gospel. Now I am going to demonstrate it.' Apart from the truthfulness of your thesis, and from the excellence of your demonstration, do you not think that the result of such a doctrine is that we don't need to keep the commandments of God, since salvation is given by God according to His will, by grace, and we do not need to gain it? If the religious duties have nothing to do with our salvation, what is the use of keeping them?

4. In my judgement the Scripture teaches that a believer was chosen by God according to God's purpose in election, for in the Book of the Acts of the apostles it is written: "And as many as had been appointed to eternal life believed" (Acts 13:48 - NKJV), and Jesus said: "But you do not believe, because you are not of My sheep" (John 10:26 - NKJV). However, I wonder why some Christians, who appear really converted, walk with the Lord for several years, they are blessed with the gifts of the Spirit, but at a certain point of their life they fall away. Since they have denied the Lord, are they lost in spite of their election?

5. I have visited your web site and I found out that you believe the doctrine of the purpose of God according to election! Glory to the name of the Lord! We also believe it! I would like to know how you have come to this conclusion. For I know by experience that among Pentecostals this doctrine is not accepted easily (I am a former pastor of the Italian Assemblies of God)

6. I would like to know what you think about the doctrine of the complete depravation (or corruption) of man and about the so called free will

7. Don't you think that the faith of those who apostatize could be 'a false faith'?

8. Can a sinner be saved after death?

9. Why can't the law justify man?

10. What is the new birth about which Jesus spoke to Nicodemus?

11. Can we, who are Christians, say that we have been saved?

12. .... How then can you state that a believer can fall away from grace and go to perdition? Is not your statement a countersense?

13. If a believer wanders from the truth or from the faith, will God surely give him repentance as He gave it to him when he believed?

14. Were there in the past any believers who lost their salvation? Are there nowadays any believers who have lost their salvation?

15. Will a believer who commits suicide be saved?

16. Why is salvation obtained by faith and not by works?

17. Now you say that a man is saved by faith and not by works, but you say also that there is a reward or recompense which God will give to us according to the good works we have done. Things are not clear to me, could you explain them to me?

18. How were the saints of the Old Testament saved? By their faith or by their works?

19. I would like to ask you a question on the well-known passage: "Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and you will be saved, you and your household" (Acts 16:31 - NKJV). Does this passage mean that when someone believes on Jesus, his household also will be saved with him?

20. Here is my question: if a person has not heard of Jesus - or rather if he has not had the opportunity of accepting Jesus Christ - will he be condemned?

21. Will God eventually save all men in His great mercy?

22. If God wants all men to be saved, why doesn't He save all men?

23. I have not killed anyone, I have not stolen anything, I have not committed adultery; what should I repent of then?

24. Do all men have a measure of faith?

25. Are all men children of God?

26. If we have been set free from sin, how is it that we still sins sometimes?

27. I have heard a pastor say that we who are Christians have experienced the first resurrection; is that true?

28. Is it normal for a Christian to be afraid of death?