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
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
Before I begin this post I think I should answer a few questions.
1. What is Darwinism?
2. What is environmentalism?
With these two questions answered, we then can discus what Environmental Darwinism is and why it is a religion whose time has come. Continue reading
Not only has Jesus encouraged the Church that we will not be left alone, for He will always be with us to the end of the age. He has also warned us that we are not alone. The members of the body of Christ are not alone in the Church. We have had our ranks invaded with false believers, false Christians and even those with the spirit of antichrist.
Jesus sums up this infiltration of the Church by these types of believers by calling them tares. Even before the Church gets off and going, Jesus makes a point to let the disciples know that in their pursuit to fulfill the command of Christ to preach the gospel, they will have those in their midst of whom belong to the enemy. Continue reading