I hate to say it, but Christians are spiritually divided today as much as they ever have been. With all the activities of the world that distracts our attention from the Lord, our eyes are not so much on the Lord as they should be. In 1 Corinthians 3:3,4, Paul is talking about a [...]
You can’t buy your way into heaven. Donating to charity is a good thing, but it won’t gain you entrance into the kingdom of God. You can’t get there because of who you are. You cannot get there because you’ve gone to a particular church. I’m terribly afraid that on judgment day, many Christians [...]
I studied Philippians 4:13 today, which happens to be my wife Connie’s life verse.
We are asked throughout the Bible to do things for the Lord. God wants us to accomplish things for Him while we are here on this earth. We are to serve Him and He is to get all the glory. [...]
In order to have a proper relationship with God, one must obtain righteousness. This is a fact because God is Himself righteous. Verse 9 of Philippians 3 implies this to us, and differentiates between righteousness which man tries to obtain by himself, and the cleansing righteousness which we obtain from God. Let’s look at [...]
In the verses leading up to Philippians 3:8, Paul recounts the different things in his life that, from a worldly perspective, made him a perfect candidate to be a citizen of Heaven. He was born a Hebrew of Hebrew parents; he was a devout religious man who knew the Old Testament law like no [...]
One of the basic precepts of Salvation is found in Ephesians 2:8-10, that being that our salvation from God is completely undeserved on our part; it is a complete gift from God to us; we are created for God’s glorification.
I was asked by email one time how does one know that they are [...]
Forgiveness of our sins comes 100% from our faith in God. There is no element of works within this faith in which we are saved. [...]
Paul explains in Romans 10:1-4 that our good works and zeal for the Lord does not create righteousness in us. It is only by faith in Christ that we obtain righteousness. [...]
In the first part of Romans 4, Paul goes to great lengths to help us understand the importance of having faith in God. He is clear about how one’s good works does not justify. This was the case in the Old Testament, according to Paul, and is the case today. Paul gives Abraham as [...]