THE REAL DANGER OF ONLY FOLLOWING THE BIBLE 'RED TEXT' (JESUS WORDS), AND IGNORING APOSTLE PAUL. There are some teaching to ignore Paul's Gospel of Grace Through Christ Crucified, over Jesus' teachings to the Jews in the Gospel books of the New Testament. Yet, doing so is not the Word of God we were given! … Continue reading Is Reading Just Jesus’ Own Words Enough To Understand The Gospel?
I see many believers using Matthew 7 very wrongly. I have seen Jesus words in Matthew 7 to teach... 1. That a person with good fruit is saved and a person with bad fruit is not saved. 2. That Matthew 7 shows that a believer can lose Salvation. BOTH ARE FALSE … Continue reading Is Matthew 7 About Fruit Inspecting?
It's complicated right? We are after all a complicated creation of a even more complicated God! Some Scriptures seem to convey that our Soul is the same as our Spirit. Other Scriptures show they are not the same. And then we read Apostle Paul's letters which are teaching about our Mind and the Old Man … Continue reading MIND BODY SOUL SPIRIT. How Do They All Relate In Scripture?
Do believers have to 'DIE TO SELF' to be saved or to remain saved? We here this phrase all the time don't we? Yet, can I ask a question? Where does that phrase read in the Bible? In reality, it actually does not even exist as a phrase in the entire Bible. Now, we need … Continue reading Should Christians ‘Die To Self’? Is That Right?
Sins committed by a believer of Christ for Salvation will not result in loss of Salvation. That stated, should we just sin all we want so that God's grace abounds? No. We still have consequences for our sins and they are not good at all. Damnation in hell is not a consequence of sin for … Continue reading Did Christ Pay For ALL Our Sins?
Where is our position with the Father and Jesus? Yes, we are forgiven all our sins because Jesus paid for our sins and we accepted the gift of Salvation by belief on Christ. Yet Christ did more than just forgive us! As a believer on Christ and His once for all sacrifice for the … Continue reading What and Where Are Believers In Relation To Christ and The Father?
"And we know that ALL THINGS work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called ACCORDING TO HIS PURPOSE. For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be CONFORMED TO the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren. Moreover … Continue reading Romans 8:28-31, All Things Work
Both Matthew and Paul tell us that Christ will return to Earth physically as a ' thief in the night'. Yet, many misunderstand to who this refers; believers or unbelievers? Context shows us. In Matthew 24, it is all about the Second Coming of Christ and not about the Pretribulation Rapture. In verse 29, we … Continue reading Who Does Christ Come To As A Thief In The Night?
Struggling With Sin? You do not want too. You want to stop. You still fail. What to do? As a believer in eternal security from the very moment of belief on Christ's finished work (Ephesians 1:13-14), there has been a drastic change in our Spirit, in our inner person which has been born again. Made … Continue reading I Struggle With Sin As A Believer. What Can I Do?
Yes. Think about Peter. He believed Jesus was the Messiah and as such was saved. Yet he denied Christ not once but three times swearing before men. Jesus always foretold Peter he would deny Him three times but that He prayed for Peter to come back in faith after feeling such shame for doing it. … Continue reading Are those under persecution who deny Christ still saved?
Q: Do you think repentance ( changing our minds) is a work? A: No. Repentance is defined in the Bible as simply.. 'change your mind'. For more details read this article. Q: Do you think repentance (changing our minds) is a free will response to the conviction of the Holy Spirit? Do you think we … Continue reading Is Repentance (Change of Mind) A Free Will Response To Conviction Of The Holy Spirit For The Believer?
John the Baptist said to the people, " I indeed baptize you WITH WATER UNTO REPENTANCE but he that cometh after me is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to bear: he shall baptize you WITH THE HOLY GHOST, and with fire:" (Matthew 3:11 KJV) In Matthew, it is it making plain … Continue reading Why Did Jesus Insist To Be Baptized By Water?
Apostle Paul wrote: "Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized INTO HIS DEATH? Therefore we are BURIED WITH HIM by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in … Continue reading What Is Meant Saying That We DIED When We Believed On Christ?
"OH NO! I BLEW IT AGAIN AND SINNED!" I once had a person telling me that the Jews killed Christ and made Him die on that cross. The reality though, which many may not want to think about, is that it really was ME and YOU that made it so Jesus had to shed His … Continue reading If I Am A New Creation In Christ, Why Can’t I Seem To Stop Sinning?
"1 Hear my prayer, O Lord, give ear to my supplications: in thy faithfulness answer me, and in thy righteousness. 2 And enter not into judgment with thy servant: for in thy sight shall no man living be justified. 3 For the enemy hath persecuted my soul; he hath smitten my life down to the ground; he hath made … Continue reading Psalm 143: Prayer For Tough Times
There are many teaching that if we do not confess every sin that we commit that we forfeit our Salvation, unless we repent. But is this Biblical truth or is it a misunderstanding partly because of the Bible translation to English of the word SIN in the Book of Romans? Romans is one such case … Continue reading Do You Know That The Majority Of Times the Book of Romans Uses The Word SIN, it is as a noun and not a verb?
"These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have TRIBULATION: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world." (John 16:33 KJV) When troubles come into our life, and Jesus told us that they would, how should we be reacting? What about when … Continue reading Believers, Are We Listening? God Wants Us To REST IN HIM.
Is every believer a disciple? Is being a disciple the same as being a saved believer? Is being a disciple of Christ a requirement of Salvation? There is a mass confusion in the Christian community over these very questions. Believing that discipleship is a requirement of Salvation is called Discipleship Salvation or Lordship Salvation. It … Continue reading Is Being A Disciple A Requirement Of Salvation?
The destination of a person at physical death is a temporary place until bodily resurrection unto life in eternity with God or an eternity of punishment in the Lake of Fire, which today we generally call hell. What temporary and eternal place a person ends up in hinges on being saved by belief on Christ … Continue reading Where Does A Person Go At Physical Death?
A family member of the Catholic faith once posted on social media that by "praying to St. Anthony for help, he will be right on it; and you will always be grateful to know him." By stating this, whether knowing or not, she was stating that St. Anthony was the reason why prayer will be … Continue reading Is Praying to Dead Catholic Saints Wrong?