I grew up in the faith being told to read the Word of God for myself. That by doing this I would grow in my faith and understanding of the truths of scripture. But ironically what is plainly written isn’t enough for some in the Christian faith. Now I am told by some individuals that I can not trust what I plainly see written in the scripture. That somehow I have not grown up in the faith, unless I believe what is not written in the text I have come to put my faith in. Continue reading
There are many reasons to be upset about the latest Supreme Court ruling concerning the definition of marriage. It changes 6,000 years of human history. It is not supported in the constitution. What about religious objectors and their constitutional rights, what will happen to us?
But there is another attack being conducted now that the court has ruled. It is an attack on our ability as a nation to have godly offspring. In the book of Malachi, God is telling Israel that they have violated the covenant of marriage. And in this part of scripture God spells out why He instituted marriage in the first place. He instituted marriage so that He could find godly offspring. Continue reading
In my circles I know a lady that is aware I do not believe that scripture teaches the Calvinist doctrine. To be honest I don’t think she is a full Calvinist either, but this person puts her faith in the once saved, always saved doctrine. She said something along the lines, I just put my hope in what Jesus said in the book of John, He lost none that were given Him. So when Jesus says in John …those that thou gavest me I have kept , and none of them is lost… was He speaking of those person who have and will put their trust in Him as savior? Or was Jesus speaking about something else? Continue reading
Almost every Christian can quote the first part of Romans 6:23, “For the wages of sin is death…”. But what do we think when we quote Paul? Do we think that the wages of sin is death no matter what! Or is the wages of sin death only for the unbeliever, but Christians get a pass from Jesus when we sin.
There is a doctrine in the church which teaches that Christians can sin for an undetermined amount of time doing an undetermined amount of sinning and the wages of sin is not death. This doctrine, to be more specific, says this sinning believer will not ever be in the danger of going to hell and certainly not result in spiritual death.
So to repeat the question, is the wages of sin still death, or not?
Does Romans chapter 7 teach that a Christian will always struggle with sin? Is Paul confessing he has a nagging problem with sin? My graphic shows a Paul who can not say no to sin. He is a drunk, abuses prescription drugs, gambles and is a chain smoker all because he does those things which he doesn’t want to do. That is, according to theologians. What is Romans chapter 7 teaching anyway? Continue reading