If I am saved, why am I still struggling with sin?

Salvation
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PuTPylRXKd8&t=110s&ab_channel=InspiringPhilosophy Partial transcript of the video The question I am asked most in private by my fellow Christians is how to overcome sin? How can one be more Christian in the sinning they commit daily and escape from their sinful desires so they do not anger God. I think the best thing to do is answer this in a general sense because I know plenty of people struggle with this. I want to point out that the question is misplaced. You cannot get yourself good so God will love you; you can only give yourself to God so he can make you good. You should know when you feel unworthy from sin that it is nothing out of the ordinary and you were not somehow less Christian because you sinned…
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How can I have assurance of my salvation?

Lordship salvation
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PYbtFlA2Dac&ab_channel=GotQuestionsMinistries The assurance of salvation is, simply put, knowing for sure that you are saved. Many Christians throughout history have written about their struggles in being assured of their salvation. The problem is that many followers of Jesus Christ look for the assurance of salvation in the wrong places. We tend to seek assurance of salvation in the things God is doing in our lives, in our spiritual growth, in the good works and obedience to God’s Word that is evident in our Christian walk. While these things can be evidence of salvation, they are not what we should base the assurance of our salvation on. Rather, we should find the assurance of our salvation in the objective truth of God’s Word. We should have confident trust that we are saved…
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How were people saved before Jesus died for our sins? | How were people saved in the OT?

Salvation
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cQUfkCm7Xqc Today’s question is, "How were people saved before Jesus died for our sins?"  Since the fall of man, the basis of salvation has always been the death of Christ. No one, either prior to the cross or since the cross, would ever be saved without that one pivotal event in the history of the world. Christ's death paid the penalty for past sins of Old Testament saints and future sins of New Testament saints.  The requirement for salvation has always been faith. The object of one's faith for salvation has always been God. The psalmist wrote, “Blessed are all who take refuge in him” (Psalm 2:12). Genesis 15:6 tells us that Abraham believed God and that was enough for God to credit it to him for righteousness (see also…
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Can Near-Death Experiences be verified?

Salvation
https://youtu.be/HXUwiLa374w When we die, our spirit, our soul separates from our physical body and goes either to be in Paradise with God or in Hades to be separated from God. Then ultimately, at the end of history when Jesus returns, we're united with our resurrected bodies and we go through final judgment and then we spend eternity in a very physical place, either heaven or hell. So I needed to know what evidence is there that our soul does separate from our body at the time of death. I was a skeptic about this thing of near-death experiences. I thought it was kind of new-agey. I thought maybe it's explainable by oxygen deprivation in the brain. hallucinations or whatever. But there have been 900 scholarly articles written in scientific and…
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The Free Gift Of Salvation Vs The Cost Of Discipleship

Salvation
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3jXeb7C8clk Did you know that there's actually a difference between discipleship and salvation? In Matthew 16:24, the bible reads “Then said Jesus unto his disciples ‘If any man will come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me.’” What a lot of Christians like to do is to take this verse out of context by automatically assuming that every believer is a disciple. And because they fail to understand the distinction between a believer in Christ and a disciple, they also fail to take into account that not every Christian in the body of Christ is at the same stage in their walk with Christ. Because let's face it. Some of us are still babes in Christ in need of milk whereas others desire…
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If God already knows the future, how can we have free will?

Salvation
https://youtu.be/3QvwyAONnCo I have a question about freewill. If God knows everything, then God already knows who's going to hell and who's going to heaven before he created the universe, before he created Adam. How could we all have free will if everything is already determined. Suppose you like NFL football so you have Direct TV so you can watch all the games on Sunday. One Sunday, you're away from the TV but you record the games that you want to watch later. Let's suppose you're coming home that night and your friend texts you all the scores and you didn't want to know the scores but you know them now. And so you get home and you elect to watch one of the games but you already know what the…
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What is Salvation & How to be Saved

Salvation
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fnNyz2wZOjU Today’s question is, "What is the plan of salvation?" Salvation is deliverance. All the world religions teach that we need to be delivered, but each has a different understanding of what we need to be delivered from, why we need to be delivered, and how that deliverance can be received or achieved. The Bible makes it abundantly clear, however, that there is only one plan of salvation. The most important thing to understand about the plan of salvation is that it is God’s plan, not humanity’s plan. Humanity’s plan of salvation would be observing religious rituals or obeying certain commands or achieving certain levels of spiritual enlightenment. But none of these things are part of God’s plan of salvation.  God’s plan of salvation – The Why In God’s plan…
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The near death experience of Dr Maurice Rawlings

Salvation
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8x9EeoGqGC4 I didn't believe in God, let alone an afterlife, but that belief quickly changed one evening in 1977. I was monitoring a patient of mine, a guy aged 40, whilst he carried out an ECG stress test. There and then in my office, he had a cardiac arrest and dropped dead to the floor. Three nurses rushed in and began CPR whilst I started external hard massage but it wouldn't maintain its own beat. I had to insert a pacemaker wire down through the large vein. The patient began coming to but whenever I reached for instruments or interrupted chest compressions, he would lose consciousness again, stopped breathing and died one more time. But the terrifying thing was this: each time he came around and began respiration, he would…
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Is Hell a Place of Eternal Torment or Will Non-Christians Cease to Exist?

Salvation
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2moiCbLIjLU Will a good God really torment people for ever and ever in hell or will unbelievers die and go to hell, face their punishment and then cease to exist? One of the more popular views out here today is this view that is called “annihilation”. This is the idea that if you are an unbeliever and you die and go to hell, that you will not be tormented eternally but rather you will be tormented for a certain time that matches your crime, and then after that time is up, you will cease to exist. In this video, I want to talk about why I believe that hell is first of all a literal place, but second of all, it is a place of eternal torment and why I…
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