It is always in the CONTEXT! If Bible students would honestly and thoroughly consider the context of any passage without personal or denominational prejudice, most of the confusion and disagreement over Biblical text would evaporate. Unfortunately, we are all prejudiced by our training and assumptions and thus read in or out truth that is or … More Gospel of the Grace of God (Christ) Vs the Kingdom Gospel
Reward and punishment are the themes of these two chapters. Reward for those who love God and judgment upon the unrighteous. Throughout scripture the Holy Spirit Lovingly, continually calls out in many different ways a warning, saying such things as, “To day if ye will hear his voice, Harden not your heart . . .” … More God’s Love is an Open Door Until the Very End – Revelation 15 – 16
God’s Love, Power, and Compassion are magnified in Acts chapters 9 and 10 which illustrate the lengths to which God will go to save sinners and display His gracious, patience longsuffering with man’s stubbornness. These chapters introduce a change in God’s dealings with mankind, a new dispensation or administration. Now, through Jesus Christ, God reaches … More God’s Love and Compassion!
It is true that men have always been saved by the Grace of God, but it is untrue that anyone, from Adam till Saul of Tarsus, had ever been saved by “Grace alone.” Until Paul, mankind was always required to perform a work of faith for atonement of their sins. Noah was required to build … More Grace Alone
Examining 1 John 1:9 A pastor shared with me that one of his congregants confessed to him, “Saturday night I’m having a tryst with a married woman, but don’t worry. It’s OK. Sunday I’ll 1 John 1:9 it.” Is such a thing realistic? legitimate? Possible? Is 1 John 1:9 a confessional we can quietly slip into … More Are You Saved?