Can a true believer ever lose his salvation by sinning, ceasing to believe, or in any other way? If you can lose your salvation, can you be saved twice or more? i.e. if you are made a new creation, saved from the dead, transferred to the kingdom of light, adopted into the family of God… are you able to leave, give this up, and be reborn a second or third time?
Our relationship with Jesus can be explained through the Jewish Wedding tradition. We are the bride of Christ. God used marriage to illustrate our relationship with Jesus, the bridegroom, the Father’s son. You'll be fascinated with the connections!
There is a difference between works of the law and faith-works. The objective is different. We don’t see God ever commending someone for works of the law. We see God commending faith. How do we resolve this debate of 'show me yours, and I'll show you mine?"
Often the Christian journey goes something like this: The person gets saved then learns how to obey the 10 commandments. They learn to be holy.
Ha. But that isn’t right. Once we’re saved we should learn of what grace saved us. We should learn how the law is written on our hearts. We should learn how to love God and love others. This is a continued teaching on the difference between the old covenant and the new covenant. You too might find it enlightening or liberating.
Christians who mix and match Old Covenant law and prophecy with New Covenant grace are erecting barriers to Jesus. We fail our children when we teach them the Bible this way. Wait—does this mean we shouldn't teach or post the 10 Commandments? Have your attention? Check it out...
Nothing reveals our character more than our speech. Purified speech is a function of discipleship and Christian maturity. Consider the content of your recent conversations, your verbal interactions and writings (Facebook posts, Tweets, etc.). What does it look like?
Jesus spoke a lot about the kingdom of heaven and kingdom living. For Him, the kingdom of heaven was a significant topic of His ministry. In fact, early on He said, “the kingdom of heaven is at hand” His message about the kingdom was more than a reminder to obtain your reservation in Heaven. What did Jesus mean by this statement? And what exactly is the Kingdom of Heaven?
Humanism is so accepted today that there is no shame. actually the reverse. Jesus has been sidelined and belittled to the point that Christians are looked down upon as people to be pitied for living in a make-believe world. What does Jesus have to say about this? Join the conversation...