Salvation and the Lordship of Christ

  Introduction In regard to soteriology (doctrine of salvation), it’s necessary to consider the role of the Lordship of Christ in saving faith. Many Christians believe that the Bible teaches that we need only accept Christ as Savior, and that it’s not necessary to accept Him as Lord. As if Christ can be divided like Read More …

A Life of Selfless Giving – [Philippians 2:2-4]

  (Philippians 2:2-4) — 2 complete my joy and be of the same mind, by having the same love, being united in spirit, and having one purpose. 3 Instead of being motivated by selfish ambition or vanity, each of you should, in humility, be moved to treat one another as more important than yourself. 4 Read More …

Asceticism and False Christianity

  Dictionary.com: Asceticism: 1. the manner of life, practices, or principles of an ascetic. 2. the doctrine that a person can attain a high spiritual and moral state by practicing self-denial, self-mortification, and the like. 3. rigorous self-denial; extreme abstinence; austerity. Ascetic: 1. a person who dedicates his or her life to a pursuit of Read More …

Beware of Positional Contentment

  The longer I live, the more I study the Word of God, the more I observe what goes on in the Christian community, the more convinced I become that one of the primary reasons for misinterpretation of Scripture is positional bias or positional contentment. We believe what we want to believe. We want what Read More …

Christian Living – [New Life – New Focus]

  Colossians 3:1-4 1 If then ye were raised together with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated on the right hand of God. 2 Set your mind on the things that are above, not on the things that are upon the earth. 3 For ye died, and your life is Read More …

Humility, Wisdom and Church Authority

All Scripture quotations are from the 1901 American Standard Version unless otherwise note. Words in brackets [  ] are provided for clarity.   Introduction There are two areas of pursuit that stand out above the others in my life, and they are humility and wisdom. Years ago when pride was taking over my life, resulting Read More …