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 …

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 …

Lordship Salvation

Introduction Is it Christ the Savior who saves us? Or is it Christ the Lord who saves us? Or is it both? Who is it that we are really trusting for our salvation? What is our understanding of who Christ is when we place our faith in Him? What characterizes that faith? Here is where Read More …

An Empty Tomb, But An Occupied Throne

  Galatians 1:6-9 6 I am astonished that you are so quickly deserting him who called you in the grace of Christ and are turning to a different gospel— 7 not that there is another one, but there are some who trouble you and want to distort the gospel of Christ. 8 But even if Read More …

Sharing Our Faith in the Context of Christ’s Kingdom

All Scripture quotations are from the 1901 American Standard Version unless otherwise noted. So you understand where I’m coming from, please read the following two-part message: The Gospel and the Kingdom [1 of 2] The Gospel and the Kingdom [2 of 2] I’ve written quite a bit about why I believe it’s important – and Read More …

Theology Tidbits: The Purpose of Christ’s Death and Resurrection

Romans 14:9   Many Christians and pastors teach that the gospel message is strictly about receiving Christ as Savior, and that the Lordship of Christ has nothing to do with salvation. They make the accusation that Lordship salvation is a works-based salvation.   However, I think Paul would have no small discussion with them. He makes a real Read More …

Theology Tidbits: Christ the Lord is our Savior

Luke 2:11   “For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.”   It was Christ the Lord who died on the cross for our sins and rose from the dead, thus becoming the Savior of the world.   If it was Christ the Lord Read More …

Theology Tidbits: Repent

Matthew 4:17   “From that time Jesus began to preach, saying, ‘Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.”   Interpretation:   “Turn from your sins and self-will if you want to gain entrance into the Kingdom of Heaven, where God is the Supreme Ruler of all.”   I think it’s a fair statement Read More …

Is Lordship Salvation A Works Salvation?

Some people make the argument that Lordship salvation is a works salvation. They see it that way because they don’t understand what Lordship salvation is. First of all, who in their right mind would suggest that God doesn’t require submission to His authority? He is Almighty God, the creator of all things. He is the Read More …

Theology Tidbits: The Oxymoron Christian

I have to wonder about those who profess to be Christians, but are not sincerely concerned or committed to doing the will of God. They don’t have a regular time with Lord in prayer and God’s Word, nor do they go to church. Or if they do, it’s more of a Sunday duty. Instead, they Read More …