Christ Died for the Church – [His Elect Bride]

  All Scripture quotations are from the 1901 American Standard Version (slightly updated) unless otherwise noted.   Introduction For whom did Jesus actually die? Was it every person who enters the world? Or was it for a specific people? The extent of Christ’s atonement is much debated among Christians. Jesus either died for everyone, or Read More …

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 …

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 …

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 we 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 Tid-Bits: The Picture of Saving Faith

We’re saved by God’s grace through faith. However, it’s important that we don’t define faith according to our own understanding. We must consider carefully how the Bible defines faith.Faith is not a mere intellectual belief in Christ. It’s not a stand-alone belief that is entirely separated from the way we live. God’s Word doesn’t define saving 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 …