But we do not want you to be ignorant, brothers, about those who have died, so that you may not grieve like other people who have no hope. For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so through Jesus God will bring those who have died with him. For we declare to … Continue reading What Is The Gospel? Part Five: The Eternal Gospel
Even the prophets, who prophesied about the grace that was to be yours, carefully researched and investigated this salvation. They tried to find out what era or specific time the Spirit of the Messiah in them kept referring to when he predicted the sufferings of the Messiah and the glories that would follow. It was … Continue reading Investigators of Salvation — post by Mary C. Findley
Jesus did not rebuke Nicodemus or turn him away. Jesus continued, "Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Do not … Continue reading How Can I Become A Christian? Part Eight: It’s Your Choice
David Bergsland neither contacted me nor does he know me. In order to be honest, he reviewed our book Antidisestablishmentarianism, a book as long as 3 or 4 doctoral dissertations. For that I feel a great moral obligation to review not just one, but several of David Bergsland's book. This influence, though considerable, is the … Continue reading Book Review: The Narrow Gate: How to Thrive During the Great Falling Away by David Bergsland
John uses the simplest grammar and vocabulary of the New Testament. Yet this simple clarity contain some of the most difficult concepts in the entire Word of God. John 3:1 Now there was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews; 2 this man came to Jesus by night and said … Continue reading How Can I Become A Christian? Part Seven: Jesus and Nicodemus
In the Book of Romans, the Apostle Paul lays out some very important and key doctrines for becoming a Christian. Different people take different approaches to the total number of verses, but there are certain doctrines which are considered essential. The book of Romans was written to the most educated people of world. The first … Continue reading How Can I Become A Christian? Part Six: The Romans Road
And (Jesus) spoke many things to them in parables, saying, "Behold, the sower went out to sow; and as he sowed, some seeds fell beside the road, and the birds came and ate them up. Others fell on the rocky places, where they did not have much soil; and immediately they sprang up, because they … Continue reading How Can I Become A Christian? Part Five: What Kind of Soil am I?
Paul said, “John baptized with the baptism of repentance, telling the people to believe in Him who was coming after him, that is, in Jesus.” (Acts 19:4) Whenever people bring up the idea that repentance is necessary to become a Christian, that is, part of salvation, for some reason, people say, "Oh, you believe in … Continue reading How Can I Become A Christian? Part Four: Repentance
After reading the first two posts in this series, some people will say I am making becoming a Christian too difficult. The thief on the cross and the Philippian jailer were both saved with very few words. The thief on the cross was, however, a Jew, and any Jew would have heard and understood at … Continue reading How Can I Become A Christian? Part Three: How Difficult Is it to Become a Christian?
A ruler questioned Him, saying, “Good Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?” And Jesus said to him, “Why do you call Me good? No one is good except God alone. You know the commandments, ‘Do not commit adultery, Do not murder, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Honor your father … Continue reading How Can I Become A Christian? Part Two: God and Money
Free image from http://www.kozzi.com This question, "How can I become a Christian?" was posted as a comment to one of our blogs. As a Christian, we are both thrilled and concerned. We are thrilled that someone would like the joy and peace of knowing the Lord. We are also concerned that this might be some … Continue reading How Can I Become A Christian? Part One: The Basics
"The Lord is ... not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance." (2 Peter 3:9) "For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God." (Romans 3:23) "There is none righteous, no not one." (Romans 3:10) Since we are all sinners, we need to have our sins atoned … Continue reading What is Salvation?