Pastor Jesse Martinez - Questions and Answers

  • Q 37 - Question: “Is there any way for me to forget my past sins? I read Hebrews 9:14 that the blood of Christ purges our conscience. I believe the Word of God without question, but why does my past evil behavior keep popping up in my head?” Answer: Sin always brings bondage. I believe the reason we are plagued …

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  • Q 36 - Question: “Please explain in John chapter eight Jesus told the woman taken in adultery to go and sin no more.” Answer: Jesus’ command to the woman caught in adultery was to sin no more. This is important to understand in its proper context. Jesus did not mean that she must stop her sin in order to be saved. …

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  • Q 35 - Question: “I recently heard a gospel given much like the one we Believe but one thing that was said threw up a red flag. In part of the conversation discussed they said it is not anything you do that can save you into eternal life except by believing that Jesus Christ died for your sins, I …

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  • Q 34 - Question: “Blessings. Ok. I understand everything about salvation without works. I even read the book ” I never knew you” excellent book by the way! But what happens after salvation? How should I live then? If is not by good deeds or good works how can I advance my spiritual growing and maturity? Thanks.” Answer:  Thank …

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  • Q 33 - Question: “I hear a lot of Charismatic Christians say they received dreams from the Lord. My question is, does God still give us dreams todau as His children? I once had a dream before my husband and I had the desire to have children. It was only for a few seconds, but in this dream I …

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  • Q 32 - Question: Hello and thank you for taking our bible questions. I’m new to the bible and don’t have much knowledge so I don’t know where this appears in the bible, but my question is about examining yourself to see if you’re in the faith, I think it was Paul who wrote this, and I was …

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  • Q 31 - Question: Good afternoon brother Jesse, thank you for your sound teachings and I surely do enjoy the podcast which you do on the BibleLine channel on YouTube. I was reaching out today because I also have a question and it has to do with God’s holy hatred spoken of in a few Scriptural passages. One …

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  • Q 30 - Question: “Hi Pastor. We know God is not the author of confusion so why is there so much “confusion” in the church today regarding if a woman can be a pastor or not? Very few churches will tackle this topic because let’s face it they are scared (been to many churches over the past 30 …

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  • Q 29 - Question: “I believe the true gospel and consider myself a Christian. My question is how do I effectively convert someone to the true gospel of Jesus Christ when they believe a false gospel of faith +works? I believe that in order to be saved we have to trust in Christ alone for our sins. I …

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  • Q 28 - Question: “How do I best approach hanging out with friends who are non-believers?” Answer: This is an important topic because every believer faces this issue. There are some people who take the view that believers should not have any relationship with unbelievers. This view leads to legalism and spiritual high mindedness that is similar to the …

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  • Q 27 - Question: “I was teaching that Jesus was three days and three nights in the heart of the earth after his crucifixion. Didn’t He ascend initially to Heaven to release the captives from Paradise and to pour out His blood on the mercy seat in Heaven? Then He was back on earth showing himself alive for forty …

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  • Q 26 - Question: “Please explain the difference between Pre-Trib, Mid-Tri, Post-Trib and A-mill. And, how the verses the last three use are out of context. Also, how the books mainly written to the Jews, are also meant for us. IE. Matthew.” Answer: Your question is excellent, and I would like to answer it in parts. It is always …

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  • Q 025 - Question: “My question is in regards to Bible verses such as Acts 22:16 and Acts 2:38 that seem to suggest a person has to be water baptized to go to heaven. I believe that a person does not have to be water baptized to go to Heaven bc of incidences such as the thief on the …

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  • Q 024 - Question: “I want to be baptized by the Holy Spirit, how do I really fast, what should I do when fasting.” Answer: Your questions are important, but I need to make sure I understand them properly. It appears you may be conflating baptism of the Holy Spirit with fasting. Baptism of the Holy Spirit happens upon …

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  • Q 023 - Question: “How does God chastise His children when they sin or are in disobedience and could you please give examples?” Answer: Thanks for your question! God disciplines His children the same way a loving father would discipline. The Scriptural support for His discipline is found in Hebrews 12:6-11. Here are some take aways from that passage: God …

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  • Q 022 - Question: “I have a question that I can’t get straight. Who is Jesus talking about in Mark 16:17? It sounds like he is talking about us, believers. The thing is, ive never seen a healing. Ive just heard of them. And some claimed they have been healed for 3 days 🙄. Ive seen people place their hands …

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  • Q 021 - Question: “I’ve heard the phrase “age of accountability” used often in some denominations with James 4:17 as the scripture support. I know there is no specific age mentioned in the bible but is there a point in every person’s life where they reach an understanding of good and bad (sin) and now because of that …

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  • Q 020 - Question: “Pastor I know that people in the Old Testament were not saved by faith and works as some people teach. But were they trusting in the future death burial and resurrection of the Messiah? Did they know He had to die for their sins? What specifically were they trusting? Also, since they were not …

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  • Q 019 - Question: “Why do answers to my prayer requests take so long? I am beginning to lose hope because I feel that time is not on my side.” Answer: Thank you for your question. I think it is safe to say that many people feel the same way you feel as they pray to the Lord. I heard …

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  • Q 018 - Question: “I have been married for 29 years! It wasn’t a good marriage @ all! I got diagnosed with M.S. 4 yrs into the Marriage! My husband was an alcoholic from Day 1! I just didn’t know much about alcohol & what happens to people, how they change over the years! It grew worse with him! …

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  • Q 017 - Question: “I totally understand and believe that salvation is completely by the work of Christ (His death burial and resurrection) …but I am a little at odds when I have to explain Mathew Chapter 3 to people who say there it is John is telling the Pharisees & Sadducee’s to change their lives in order to …

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  • Q 016 - Question: “I don’t want to sound dense. So Jesus died for me. Then why do we still die? Then I hear that Jesus paid my penalty. But the penalty is Hell. This is all very confusing to me.” Answer: Charles, you do not sound dense. I can understand the confusion. Thankfully, the Bible is very …

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  • Q 015 - Question: With the rapture seemingly ever close, is there a time where having children would not be a sound idea because we are potentially so close to the rapture? Or is this just bad thinking. Answer: I like to point to Psalms 127:3-5. Children are a blessing from the Lord, regardless of the time in …

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  • Q 014 - Question: My desire to reach and share the amazing, good news gospel of Jesus with the unsaved has been increasing more and more every time I go out. As I encounter more people one of the questions I have been asked is why does God allow children to suffer terrible heinous crimes, and get murdered? …

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  • Q 013 - Question: “How do I navigate the feelings of hurt and betrayal by the ones who taught me everything I know about the Bible and God? Sometimes I feel like the deceptiveness has pushed me away from God.” Answer: Thanks for sending in your question. I’m sorry you have experienced hurt, betrayal, and deception by those who …

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  • Q 012 - Question: “I know a pastor who says he has been to Heaven. When I asked him had he really been to Heaven he said yes. Then I said that the Bible only talks of two people who have seen Heaven, which is Paul and Stephen. He responded that a person can go to Heaven in many …

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  • Q 011 - Question: “How can we fight against being double minded and having doubts?” – Samantha A. Answer: Double mindedness is spoken of in James 1:8 and it is best understood as a person who trusts and obeys God part of the time but not consistently. They are unsteady and weak because they are not fully committed …

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  • Q 010 - Question: “Is there a point biblically when a child of God no longer has to submit to the government or those in secular positions of authority above them if they cross a certain line? Hope this is clear.”  Answer: We have instructions from God in Romans 13:1-7 which clearly command us to “be subject to …

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  • Q 009 - Question: “What is the best scripture to give my cousin when she says the devil believes and trembles? She listens to you a lot but always brings this up to me I have tried to answer her the best I can, but she just keeps saying but the devil also believed.” Answer: It’s difficult to know …

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  • Q 008 - Question: “I am trusting 100 percent in the death burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ alone for my salvation. But here is my question. After I believed on Jesus was I supposed to feel something or have an experience? I often doubt my salvation because I didn’t have anything like that and it’s bothered me for …

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  • Q 007 - Question: “I have read that over 50 percent (although the estimates on this vary somewhat) of fertilized eggs never even implant into the womb. In other words, they are “spontaneously aborted” and the woman never even knows that she conceived. Do you believe that all of these tiny zygotes will be in heaven?” Answer: It’s …

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  • Q 006 - Question:  “My husband when we married was a Freewill Baptist, and believes you cannot lose your salvation, but you can freely give it up. you can pluck yourself out of his hand, You can choose not to follow him any more, and if you Deny God, you can never be saved again. I have 3 sons, all …

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  • Q 005 - Question: “Is the gospel that we preach, classed as hyper-grace? People like Dr. Michael Brown who is an Arminian, who believes you can lose it, which I don’t agree with, say that this hyper grace that is being preached is from Satan. Joseph Prince apparently, a word of faith prosperity gospel preacher, teach it too. Can …

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  • Q 004 - Question: “I attend a church that the pastor is convinced you can sin enough to lose your salvation. He claims if you are not changed at the time of being saved you were not saved to begin with. “The renewing of your mind” is when you accept Jesus into your life. This has really given …

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  • Q 003 - Question: “I believe in once saved, always saved. How do you answer a person who says you can lose your salvation if you stop believing? They do not accept John 6:37 and 39. They say if you can be saved by believing and trusting Christ, then you can lose it the same way; by not …

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  • Q 002 - Question: “Galatians 5:20-21 sounds like it is talking about losing your salvation. However, I know we are saved by grace. Please explain this to me.” Answer:  It is important to note the beginning of Galatians chapter five. Verse one says, “Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not …

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  • Q 001 - Question: “If God gives us freewill to accept or reject his salvation, will he also allow us by our freewill renounce it and give it back and become lost once again by our unbelief?”. Answer: The Bible answer to your question is no, God does not allow a person who has believed on the death, burial, …

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