Discerning Salvation Issues: Be Careful About What You Build

Which Christian doctrines are necessary for salvation? Last night, I made a post about my perspective concerning where to draw the line concerning Christian doctrine as it pertains to salvation. I stated that Jesus is the line. Period. We put our faith in Him and continue in this faith. We like to add to thisContinue reading “Discerning Salvation Issues: Be Careful About What You Build”

Determining Salvation Issues: “These Things Saith He”

These things saith he that holdeth the seven stars in his right hand, who walketh in the midst of the seven golden candlesticks; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the tree of life, which is in the midst of the paradise of God. These things saith the first and the last,Continue reading “Determining Salvation Issues: “These Things Saith He””

Grace Means So Much More

Grace is often used interchangeably with the Christian ideas of mercy and forgiveness. Although these are aspects of grace, grace is not exclusively mercy. Grace is not exclusively forgiveness. More accurate is the understanding of grace as the “unmerited favor” of God. What does it mean to have the “unmerited favor” of God? If somethingContinue reading “Grace Means So Much More”

One Thing We Can Do

We each have our own life to sort out, and hopefully we do so through a veil of healthy fear of the Lord. We each need to hear what the Lord is speaking to us in this time. I don’t know what the right thing to do is for us collectively as Christians. I doContinue reading “One Thing We Can Do”

The Judgements We Have Judged Will Be Judged

How long has it been since our Lord, Jesus, ascended into heaven? How many men since that time have made judgements concerning the teachings of Jesus and the way a Christian aught to live out their faith? Many men—in Christ there is no male or female, so for simplicity’s sake, I say men—have made judgements.Continue reading “The Judgements We Have Judged Will Be Judged”

Considering Proverbs 10:12

12 Hatred stirreth up strifes: but love covereth all sins. When we are full of hatred we will fight one another. Without a doubt. Is this not the curse of Man? “He wounded me so I killed him.” From the jealousy of Cain onward to now, the hatred and envy of man leads to murder. WeContinue reading “Considering Proverbs 10:12”

Wear the Spirit of God as Your Protection…Not the Promises of “Egypt”

Woe to the rebellious children, saith the Lord, that take counsel, but not of me; and that cover with a covering, but not of my spirit, that they may add sin to sin: 2That walk to go down into Egypt, and have not asked at my mouth; to strengthen themselves in the strength of Pharaoh, andContinue reading “Wear the Spirit of God as Your Protection…Not the Promises of “Egypt””

Considering Proverbs 10:11

The mouth of a righteous man is a well of life: but violence covereth the mouth of the wicked. This is similar to Proverbs 10:6 — Blessings are upon the head of the just: but violence covereth the mouth of the wicked. As Christians who seek to be conformed to the image of Jesus Christ,Continue reading “Considering Proverbs 10:11”

Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus

Philippians 2 If there be therefore any consolation in Christ, if any comfort of love, if any fellowship of the Spirit, if any bowels and mercies, 2 Fulfil ye my joy, that ye be likeminded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind. 3 Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but inContinue reading “Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus”

Considering Proverbs 10:7

7 The memory of the just is blessed: but the name of the wicked shall rot. When we think about the “name of the wicked,” it can be easy to think about those extreme characters within the history of mankind. It can also be easy to think about people in our lives. Mankind is capable ofContinue reading “Considering Proverbs 10:7”