I received an interesting inquiry following my last article, “No Simple Salvation.” Not for the first time nor the last, my attempt to explain a truth actually clouded an issue that many people have thought settled for many years. This person commented that they were familiar with the ABCs of salvation, because preachers have used … Continue reading A Really Good Question
No Simple Salvation
Have you ever heard anyone say something like this, “Becoming a Christian is easy; being a Christian – living the Christian life – is the tough part”? For anyone practicing the faith that God has instilled in them, the second part of this statement has been proven true on more than one occasion. However, I would like to take issue with the first part of the statement.
The Story of the Rest
What was Jesus speaking of when He referred to coming to Him for rest in Matthew 11:28? It may not mean what you think.
I know I promised to address the “rest” of Matthew 11:28, and I am working on that article. It’s taking a bit longer than I expected. In the meantime, I thought I would share the following personal story. No matter how sincere we are in our efforts, not every sermon turns out as we might … Continue reading Scary Preaching
God Speaks to the Issue
There are many opinions about who is a Christian, but what does God himself say about the issue?
Who Is a Christian? Part 5
When we are talking about becoming a Christian or being a Christian, we must not leave the Holy Spirit out of the discussion. In his gospel, the Apostle John speaks of the role of the Holy Spirit in salvation from the very beginning of the discussion.
Who Is a Christian? Part 4
In plain language, a profession of faith that is not supported by the practical application of that faith is not a profession of faith at all and is useless for purposes of salvation.