• Why is it impossible for Christians to lose their salvation? Question and Answer

    Hebrews 7:25

    It’s impossible to lose your salvation because you didn’t do anything to gain it. I’ll reverse that a little bit: if you could lose your salvation you would. If my salvation depended on me, I would lose it. I don’t have the power to keep my salvation. Listen to the words of Hebrews, that He ever lives to make intercession for us, for the purpose of bringing us to glory (Heb. 7:25). The reason that Christians are going to get to heaven is not because they hold on; it’s because Christ holds on. He will bring many sons to glory … View Resource

  • How can I commune more closely with God? Question and Answer

    Hebrews 10:24-25

    I believe, as I’ve said to a question or two before, that prayer is vital to drawing near to God. I believe Bible intake—reading it, meditating on it, studying it, memorizing it—is vital to drawing closer to God. I also believe that being a participating member of a local church is vital to being drawn closer to God. To grow as a believer, I need to be under the authority of shepherds in a local church and be fed a consistent diet of God’s Word. I need to be in fellowship with other believers so that I am having others … View Resource

  • Did the Holy Spirit indwell or regenerate Old Testament saints before the resurrection? Question and Answer

    Hebrews 11

    GODFREY: He regenerated people in the Old Testament just the same as in the New. MOHLER: As the writer of the book of Hebrews ends chapter eleven, it was meant by God that they not be saved apart from us any other way than we are. Abraham believed, and it was accounted unto him as righteousness. How did Abraham believe? Is it because he had some kind of inherent righteousness? No. We have to believe the Holy Spirit in regeneration is the sole explanation for why Abraham believed, and it was accounted unto him for righteousness. And I do believe … View Resource

  • Is addiction a sign that someone is not a Christian? Question and Answer

    Hebrews 12:1

    There is language in Hebrews 12 where the author of Hebrews talks about “that sin which so easily besets us,” or “that sin which so easily entangles us” (Heb. 12:1). Historically, people would come and say, “What is your besetting sin?” While we certainly can have one or a few besetting sins, that passage is getting at the reality that sin itself—not just one sin, but all sin—is entangling. It besets us. The image is like that of weeds coming up from the ground and entangling themselves around our ankles. If you’re a runner, imagine weeds coming up and grabbing … View Resource