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 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: John 14:21

John 14:21“Whoever has my commandments and keeps them, he it is who loves me. And he who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I will love him and manifest myself to him.”   This is a wonderful promise, and one of my favorite verses in the Bible. I believe the way Jesus 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 …

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 …

Theology Tidbits: The Lord Who Became Savior

Those who teach that we need only receive Christ as Savior and not as Lord are in great doctrinal error, and overlook the obvious.   It was Christ the Lord, the Ruler of the universe, who died for our sins, who became the Savior of the world. Therefore, it’s Christ the Lord, the King, that Read More …

Theology Tidbits: More than the ABC’s

Matthew 26:6-13   Mary, the sister of Lazarus and Martha, poured ointment on the head of Jesus as preparation for His burial. In regard to what she did, Jesus told His disciples that “wherever this gospel is proclaimed in the whole world, what she has done will also be told in memory of her.”  In many churches today you Read More …