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
“And the LORD God planted a garden eastward in Eden; and there he put the man whom he had formed. 9 And out of the ground made the LORD God to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food; the tree of life also in the midst of the garden,… Continue reading A Covenant of Redemption
“Then Jonah prayed unto the Lord his God out of the fish's belly, 2 And said, I cried by reason of mine affliction unto the Lord, and he heard me; out of the belly of hell cried I, and thou heardest my voice. 3 For thou hadst cast me into the deep, in the midst… Continue reading Salvation is of the Lord
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life” (John 3:16). It has been noted that the three most difficult words in the English language are, “I was wrong.” The two most delightful words are, “check enclosed.” However, the… Continue reading Why Souls are Lost