Who Are Christ’s Sheep? [John 10]

All Scripture quotations are from the World English Bible (WEB).   Introduction A key chapter in determining who Christ died for, and why one person believes in Christ and why another doesn’t, is John chapter 10, about Christ’s sheep. This is a chapter that many Christians use to argue for unconditional election and limited atonement Read More …

Can a Person Be a Christian and Not Live the Life of a Christian?

  Scripture quoted by permission. All scripture quotations, unless otherwise indicated, are taken from the NET Bible® copyright ©1996-2016 by Biblical Studies Press, L.L.C. All rights reserved.   Introduction A true born-again Christian who doesn’t live the Christian life, would provide the perfect definition of an oxymoron. A Christian is not someone who merely says Read More …

Secure in Christ

  Definition of the terms: Conditional Security: Salvation can be lost or forfeited through a gradual loss of faith, as evidenced by a self-centered, sinful lifestyle. One may or may not turn away from Christianity in favor of a different religion. Primary is a lack of genuine faith in Christ. Unconditional Security: Salvation cannot be Read More …

Christian Living – [Spiritual Enlightenment]

  Ephesians 1:17-20 17 I pray that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, will give you spiritual wisdom and revelation in your growing knowledge of him, 18 – since the eyes of your heart have been enlightened – so that you can know what is the hope of his calling, what Read More …

Paul Applies Israel Quote to the Church

  2 Corinthians 6:16-18 16 And what mutual agreement does the temple of God have with idols? For we are the temple of the living God, just as God said, “I will live in them and will walk among them, and I will be their God, and they will be my people.” 17 Therefore“come out Read More …

Christian Living – [Christ, the Authority of All]

  Ephesians 1:22-23 22 And God put all things under Christ’s feet, and gave him to the church as head over all things. 23 Now the church is his body, the fullness of him who fills all in all. (NET) “God put all things under Christ’s feet,” As creator, God and King, all things are Read More …

Gifts Series: Introduction to the Gifts of the Spirit

  All Scripture quotations are from the 1901 American Standard Version unless otherwise noted.   Spiritual gifts passages: Romans 12:6-8; 1 Corinthians 12-14; Ephesians 4:11-12; 1 Peter 4:9-11. In regard to the Holy Spirit and His work in the Church today, God has given each believer at least one spiritual gift that is to be Read More …

Gifts Series: Commentary on 1 Corinthians 12

  All Scripture quotations are from the 1901 American Standard Version unless otherwise noted.   Introduction 1 Corinthians 12-14 is the most lengthy and detailed passage in the Bible regarding the gifts of the Spirit. Properly understood, it’s a major key to settling the gifts issue. We must keep in mind that this was a Read More …

Gifts Series: Commentary on 1 Corinthians 13

  All Scripture quotations are from the 1901 American Standard Version unless otherwise noted.   This chapter provides further support for the transitory and transitional purpose of the miracle gifts. It’s in total harmony with what we’ve already learned.   1 Corinthians 13 1 If I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, Read More …