John the Baptist said to the people, " I indeed baptize you WITH WATER UNTO REPENTANCE but he that cometh after me is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to bear: he shall baptize you WITH THE HOLY GHOST, and with fire:" (Matthew 3:11 KJV) In Matthew, it is it making plain … Continue reading Why Did Jesus Insist To Be Baptized By Water?
Apostle Paul wrote: "Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized INTO HIS DEATH? Therefore we are BURIED WITH HIM by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in … Continue reading What Is Meant Saying That We DIED When We Believed On Christ?
There are many teaching that if we do not confess every sin that we commit that we forfeit our Salvation, unless we repent. But is this Biblical truth or is it a misunderstanding partly because of the Bible translation to English of the word SIN in the Book of Romans? Romans is one such case … Continue reading Do You Know That The Majority Of Times the Book of Romans Uses The Word SIN, it is as a noun and not a verb?
Is every believer a disciple? Is being a disciple the same as being a saved believer? Is being a disciple of Christ a requirement of Salvation? There is a mass confusion in the Christian community over these very questions. Believing that discipleship is a requirement of Salvation is called Discipleship Salvation or Lordship Salvation. It … Continue reading Is Being A Disciple A Requirement Of Salvation?
The destination of a person at physical death is a temporary place until bodily resurrection unto life in eternity with God or an eternity of punishment in the Lake of Fire, which today we generally call hell. What temporary and eternal place a person ends up in hinges on being saved by belief on Christ … Continue reading Where Does A Person Go At Physical Death?
A family member of the Catholic faith once posted on social media that by "praying to St. Anthony for help, he will be right on it; and you will always be grateful to know him." By stating this, whether knowing or not, she was stating that St. Anthony was the reason why prayer will be … Continue reading Is Praying to Dead Catholic Saints Wrong?
This is a rampant false teaching in the Christian community these days but it is not found in the Scriptures. First we need to understand that the English word repent is Biblically defined as 'change your mind'. It is true that 90% of the time when the word REPENT is used in the New Testament, … Continue reading Does A Believer Fall Out Of Fellowship When We Sin And Back In Fellowship When We Repent?
I strongly disagree with Bible teachers telling people to just read the RED words of Jesus in the Bible to understand the truth of the Gospel. That would actually be disastrous! Except for John 3, not many unsaved people would find the truth here in the Age of Grace if they do that alone. In … Continue reading Is There A Problem With Reading Just the ‘Red Text’ In A Bible (Jesus Words Alone) To Understand The Gospel?
"For whosoever shall be ASHAMED of me and of my words, of him shall the Son of man be ashamed, when he shall come in his own glory, and in his Father's, and of the holy angels." (Luke 9:26 KJV) The word "ashamed" here in the Greek is 'epaischynomai' and Strongs concordance shows the meaning … Continue reading Luke 9:26: ‘whosoever shall be ashamed of me’
The story of the rich man, in Mark 10, should be read in proper context. It is not just about rich and poor people. There is a truth that we should give to others less fortunate in love. Yet, God does not expect anyone to sell everything they have and give it to the poor … Continue reading Mark 10: Did Jesus Teach That Rich People Cannot Be Saved?
Baptism is not a REQUIREMENT OF SALVATION through Christ Jesus. There are pulpits that teach that WATER baptism is required for salvation. Although Water Baptism is something for a Christian to do, it is something done AFTER a person has become a believer in Christ as an OUTWARD expression of becoming saved by BELIEF ALONE … Continue reading Is Water Baptism A ‘REQUIREMENT’ of Salvation?
Today on a facebook group I read this comment: "Without baptism, no one can enter heaven even a baby, because of ORIGINAL SIN." God Sends Babies To Hell? Really? It is hard to fathom such a belief about God's character when we look at the love of God and the Word of God used with … Continue reading Where Do Babies, Toddlers And The Mentally Handicapped Go After Death?
Penance is a sacrament of the Roman Catholic Church (RCC). The problem with Penance is that it is based upon the word 'repentance' wrongly. In fact, it bases Repentance on Penance which is because of a wrong definition use of the word 'repent' in the Bible. Although the idea of Penance is taught strongly by … Continue reading Is The Sacrament of Penance Taught By The Roman Catholic Church Biblical?
I have heard from various pulpits and Bible teachers that what we do after Salvation is important to keep our Salvation and not lose it. They seem to think that after we believe on Christ, that is not enough. We also must work to help the Holy Spirit sanctify us as if we are all … Continue reading What Does It Mean To Rest In Christ?
Jesus said, "15 If ye love me, keep my commandments." (John 14:15 KJV) #1: Jesus Was Not Referring To The Ten Commandments Watching the context closely in John, it is clear that Jesus was NOT referring to The Ten Commandments, nor the whole Law of Moses. Jesus was most definitely not referring to the Law … Continue reading John 14:15 : What Commandments Was Jesus Referring To? The Ten Commandments?
The Apostle Paul is who God chose to give the Gospel Of Grace to the gentiles (us today) and he also taught the doctrine of the Two Natures At War In A Believer in Romans 7 where we read, "14 For we know that the law is spiritual: but I am carnal, sold under sin. … Continue reading Did We Receive One New Nature At Our Salvation or Do We Have Two Natures After Our Moment Of Salvation?
The truth is Jesus Christ forgave ALL our sins. In fact, Jesus paid for the sins of not just the believers but for the whole world. "And he is the propitiation for our sins: and NOT FOR OURS ONLY, but also for the sins OF THE WHOLE WORLD." (1 John 2:2 KJV) Remember that all … Continue reading TRUTH ABOUT: Willfully Sinning After Salvation.
I remember my younger years in Catholic high school religion class that we were taught to follow the Ten Commandments. That not doing so would bring God's judgment on us. My oh my, looking back now knowing the true word of God it upsets me. The fact there were other Jewish laws was never taught … Continue reading Galatians 2: Warning About Making Good Works & Religious Rituals A REQUIREMENT Of Salvation
"Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth." (3 John 2:2 KJV) This verse is a verse that prosperity preachers today use to pertain mostly to money and riches. But is that what John means by the word 'prosper'? Lets look at the original … Continue reading 3 John 2:2. Does this teach about mainly monetary prosperity?
Here I am again..up at 3:37am. Restless. Why? This keeps me up at night. Only Jesus can call and bring a person to the truth about how wretched a sinner each of us is. Only the Father God can reveal who Jesus really is and why He died on the cross. What keeps me up … Continue reading How can I be happy in Heaven when unsaved loved ones will be in hell?