• Is it easy for a Christian to be saved and have Eternal Life?

    Best answer: In one sense it's easy, given that Jesus Christ did all the work needed to grant salvation to sinners. In another sense, it's impossible for humans to receive eternal life by their own efforts or desires. That's because all our efforts and all our desires are corrupted by the sin that afflicts us. Even... show more
    Best answer: In one sense it's easy, given that Jesus Christ did all the work needed to grant salvation to sinners.
    In another sense, it's impossible for humans to receive eternal life by their own efforts or desires.
    That's because all our efforts and all our desires are corrupted by the sin that afflicts us. Even "our righteous acts are as filthy rags" with our sin crumpling us up like a leaf and sweeping us away. That's in Isaiah 64:6.

    When Jesus was asked by a very rich young man what he had to do to inherit eternal life, and he said he already kept the law of God, Jesus then pointed out what was preventing him - his great wealth. He needed to get rid of the shackles of his wealth in order to follow Jesus. Jesus challenged this devout man's idea of what 'goodness' is, and explained to the disciples that rich people can hardly enter the kingdom of God. Yet Jesus added, "With men it is impossible, but not with God; for with God all things are possible." (Mark 10:17-27)

    The key to being saved and having eternal life lies with God. First, we need to admit that it is impossible for us, humanly speaking, to enter the kingdom of God and thus to have eternal life. Sadly, many professing believers in God are offended by this initial step. They like to think they can merit eternal life as a reward, that they can do good works to deserve what God only gives as a gift. They don't consider what Jesus said about the need to first be born from above, by the Spirit, to see the kingdom of God (for how can anyone enter into that which they cannot even see? John 3:3

    A new, spiritual birth is needed to be saved and that is the work of the Holy Spirit who first convicts us sinners of our sin, that we are like fading flowers of the field and that we must repent of our sin. Only when we grasp that it's what Jesus did on the cross and via the empty tomb can we trust utterly in His finished work and that faith is what saves us. Yet having faith is not a 'work', it's not something 'we do' to be saved. Faith is a gift from God.

    Jesus told a Samarian woman at a well that He was the gift of God; Jesus gives everlasting life (John 4:10-14). "For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord." (Romans 6:23) "Even when we were dead in sins, [God] hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace are ye saved) ...For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest any man should boast." (Ephesians 2:5-12)

    So, although it's easy to receive a gift, if we are not offended at the giver or offend the giver by offering to pay for his gift, receiving eternal life as the free grace of God is impossible for humans to do unless the Holy Spirit begins to deal with them first about their sin, leading to repentance and having faith only in Jesus.
    20 answers · 16 hours ago
  • Does God exist?

    37 answers · 8 hours ago
  • Why is homosexuality considered a sexual perversion by believers of God?

    Homosexuality is a sexual orientation like heterosexuality and bisexuality. I know some homosexuals in their 20s who haven’t had no sexual contact with members with the same sex, so you can’t say that it’s a sexual perversion. You religious folks probably think when someone is a homosexual or basically someone... show more
    Homosexuality is a sexual orientation like heterosexuality and bisexuality. I know some homosexuals in their 20s who haven’t had no sexual contact with members with the same sex, so you can’t say that it’s a sexual perversion. You religious folks probably think when someone is a homosexual or basically someone who isn’t heterosexual is filled with nasty and abnormal sexual desires which isn’t true at all. Some people who aren’t heterosexual decide to wait until they find the right partner like heterosexuals do. So how in the damm world can you say that if you aren’t heterosexual, for some reason you’re filled with nasty sexual and abnormal desires?! Some people who aren’t heterosexuals don’t do abnormal sexual activities like you religious folks claim, and even if they do, that doesn’t mean that heterosexual people don’t do the same thing. Some heterosexual people do nasty crap so please don’t say that nasty and abnormal sexual activities are done by humans who aren’t heterosexual. What’s your response??
    42 answers · 1 day ago
  • Atheists if God exists then is it a good idea to get on his bad side?

    Best answer: YES!!!

    God exists!
    Best answer: YES!!!

    God exists!
    27 answers · 19 hours ago
  • What is the logic in the disbelief of God?

    28 answers · 5 hours ago
  • Do bad people get punished after death?

    Best answer: Soul - yes. Body no, for it suffers on Earth.
    Best answer: Soul - yes. Body no, for it suffers on Earth.
    36 answers · 21 hours ago
  • When Christians say atheists ignore the evidence "all around them", what evidence do they mean?

    And how do I know that evidence points to THEIR god?
    And how do I know that evidence points to THEIR god?
    38 answers · 2 days ago
  • Atheists, the existence of a Ford car is 'evidence' of who made it. Therefore, the existence of the universe is 'evidence' of Who made it?

    What's good for one scenario has to be good for the other scenario. Atheists, will you now finally admit defeat?
    What's good for one scenario has to be good for the other scenario. Atheists, will you now finally admit defeat?
    31 answers · 19 hours ago
  • What are you going to do when this happens after you die?

    You die, you fly out of your dead body up into the sky and then you go towards the white light and you are fronted with Jesus Christ. He tells you that you cannot enter heaven, and so you fall down away from him and go right into the darkness where there is fire and brimstone and screaming and gnashing of teeth,... show more
    You die, you fly out of your dead body up into the sky and then you go towards the white light and you are fronted with Jesus Christ. He tells you that you cannot enter heaven, and so you fall down away from him and go right into the darkness where there is fire and brimstone and screaming and gnashing of teeth, where you are tortured by demons and tormented day and night forever.
    34 answers · 1 day ago
  • What does Genesis 2:24 mean? "For this reason a man will leave his father and mother...and become one flesh." What if one remains unmarried?

    What does Genesis 2:24 mean? "For this reason a man will leave his father and mother...and become one flesh." What if one remains unmarried or is a gay man and cannot marry a woman?
    What does Genesis 2:24 mean? "For this reason a man will leave his father and mother...and become one flesh." What if one remains unmarried or is a gay man and cannot marry a woman?
    25 answers · 8 hours ago
  • Did Jesus Christ think he was God?

    I don't think that God would've told Mary that he's ascending to his god Jesus said, "Do not hold on to me, for I have not yet ascended to the Father. Go instead to my brothers and tell them, 'I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.'" (John 20:17 NIV)
    I don't think that God would've told Mary that he's ascending to his god Jesus said, "Do not hold on to me, for I have not yet ascended to the Father. Go instead to my brothers and tell them, 'I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.'" (John 20:17 NIV)
    29 answers · 21 hours ago
  • Any thoughts on what the truth of the world is?

    Lately I've been wandering on the internet reading, understanding more on psychology, society, and how the world works. I can't help but continuously think about what the real truth of the world is. I am a Christian and I believe in God, and I'm true to that, but I also see so many other theories and... show more
    Lately I've been wandering on the internet reading, understanding more on psychology, society, and how the world works. I can't help but continuously think about what the real truth of the world is. I am a Christian and I believe in God, and I'm true to that, but I also see so many other theories and explanations of how the world is. Is it religion, scientific research, extra terrestrial happenings? I also feel like we are being tested and to see how well we do currently on whether or not we deserve to exist now or in the afterlife. How does anyone else feel about this?
    20 answers · 23 hours ago
  • Do you fear DEATH?

    Or do you think it's totally cool because Jesus will take care of it?
    Or do you think it's totally cool because Jesus will take care of it?
    25 answers · 12 hours ago
  • Why are atheists so lost that they would rather believe that an explosion randomly created them than to acknowledge God?

    Best answer: Explosions are random, and don't force you to take a moral inventory.
    Best answer: Explosions are random, and don't force you to take a moral inventory.
    44 answers · 3 days ago
  • If you were God, why would you need people to worship you?

    Best answer: Perhaps he/she/it has low self-esteem.
    Best answer: Perhaps he/she/it has low self-esteem.
    28 answers · 2 days ago
  • Christians of Y!A: would you be okay with it if an atheist baker refused to custom make a pro-Christian cake for you?

    Just to make sure that you're not being hypocritical about this... My own personal take on it is: when a cake already exists, it should NOT be legal to refuse to sell it to people, just because they belong to some demographic that you don't like! But: any baker should still have the right to refuse to... show more
    Just to make sure that you're not being hypocritical about this... My own personal take on it is: when a cake already exists, it should NOT be legal to refuse to sell it to people, just because they belong to some demographic that you don't like! But: any baker should still have the right to refuse to specifically CREATE a new cake, by custom order, that features some kind of message they don't agree with, and cannot stand for. And that goes for EVERYONE, regardless of their religion and/or political persuasions. ..Does anyone else think I'm on to something?
    18 answers · 3 hours ago
  • How come I pray to God for protection almost everyday and recently I got hit by a car and left with stitches?

    I'm always calm, knowing that God is keeping me safe, I feel like he loves me, but I don't understand how he sometimes let such harmful things happen to me yet I've asked him many many times to keep me away from them. Should I stop believing? Should I just give up? Am I wasting my time by thinking of God? show more
    I'm always calm, knowing that God is keeping me safe, I feel like he loves me, but I don't understand how he sometimes let such harmful things happen to me yet I've asked him many many times to keep me away from them. Should I stop believing? Should I just give up? Am I wasting my time by thinking of God?
    28 answers · 1 day ago