From Genesis to Revelation the Bible sets forth the Divine Initiative of God to save some from eternal judgment. In Genesis 3:15 there is the promise of God. “I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his… Continue reading “But God…”
Whenever I get a chance to visit with another Christian for any amount of time, I always ask them, “How did you come to faith?” I love to hear the story of people’s conversion to Jesus. Perhaps one reason for this is because I did not have a dramatic conversion experience like Paul on the… Continue reading The Tender Mercy of God
“Last evening I paused beside the blacksmith’s door, And heard the anvil ring the vesper chime; Then looking in, I saw upon the floor, Old hammers, worn with beating years of time. '‘How many anvils have you had,’ said I, ‘To wear and batter all these hammers so?’ 'Just one,’ said he, and then with… Continue reading The Reformation Principle of “Sola Scriptura”, or, “Scripture Alone”
Because the Koran does not teach the doctrine of original sin, the Islamic view of sin is not alarming. To counteract a rather casual understanding of sin, the Christian must teach what Jesus said about sin in the Sermon on the Mount. Jesus taught that breaking the spirit of the Law is just as serious,… Continue reading Islam and Salvation
AN EXPOSITION OF 1 Peter 1:13-25 13 Wherefore gird [bind] up the loins [procreative powers] of your mind, be sober [watch], and hope [have confidence] to the end for the grace that is to be brought unto you at the revelation of Jesus Christ; The transitional word “wherefore”, explains why believers should not be… Continue reading Be Holy
“But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar [purchased] people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light” (1 Peter 2:9). In contrast to those who have been appointed to be offended at Christ, are those individuals… Continue reading How Did I Come To Be Saved?
Romans 1:1 “Paul, a servant of Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle, separated unto the gospel of God.” A Remarkable Man He was one of the most remarkable men to have walked on planet earth. Brilliant of mind, slow of speech, physically unattractive, his influence upon human history is without question. And yet, not… Continue reading The Story of Saul of Tarsus who Became the Apostle Paul