Salvation is a process by which one becomes right with God. Jesus Christ led a sinless life as the perfect lamb of God, voluntarily dying on the cross to take the punishment for our sins, thereby giving us redemption from spiritual death, so that we might have a personal relationship with the Father. We are justified by the grace of God through faith, not works. Following justification, we are sanctified through the work of the Holy Spirit as we consecrate our lives to Jesus Christ and His Word.
Salvation in the Bible - a continual
Justification - a work by
the blood of Jesus Christ
- By the grace of God
- through faith, not works
- My Attorney - A modern parable of salvation through faith in Christ
- Going to Heaven Are We? - Many people believe they can earn their way to heaven by doing good works. However, we can never attain the holy standards God demands, which is why He redeemed us by His grace (gift) in His Son, Jesus Christ.
- Did Jesus Command Baptism in Order to be Saved? - A commentary on John 3:5-7
- Water Baptism... Is it Necessary for Salvation? by Eric English (off site)
- Forgiveness of Sin - Offered to all people
- Forgiveness: Why Judaism Fails to Understand God - Forgiveness of others is not optional for the Christian
- Redemption - A work of God
- Sanctification - A work of the Holy Spirit in a willing believer
- Consecration - A radical
commitment to Jesus Christ
- Brownies with a Difference - A good example to read to your kids (or actually do it!)
- Many are Called, But Few Are Chosen - God is inviting you to salvation. If you refuse the invitation, you will not be chosen for heaven.
- Is Confession Necessary for Forgiveness of Sin for the Christian?
- Eternal Security of the Believer: Once Saved Always Saved?
- Have Christians Already Overcome Satan? - The Importance of the Word of God in the Life of the Believer
- Justification - a work by the blood of Jesus Christ
- Nothing Unique About the Teachings of Jesus Christ? - The radical teachings of Jesus Christ
- Prince of Peace - What Peace? - Does this mean Jesus was to bring world peace or some other kind of peace?
- The Pattern Of Redemptive History In Both The Old And The New Covenant As It Relates To The Moral Law by Wes Ringer
- Why Do Christians Lie So Much? Truth and Christianity
- The Confession of Saint Patrick
- Is Living Together Before Marriage a Good Idea?
- Is it Okay for Christians to Engage in Premarital Sex Before Marriage?
- Dancing with the Broom: Your Worth in the Eyes of God vs. How Others See You
- Christian Theology
We are what we think.
- 04/18/2014 02:49 AM
Quote of the Week: Kenneth Samples
Iâ€™m a socially awkward, pensively contemplative person who finds it easier to hug books than people. â€” Kenneth Samples
- 04/15/2014 02:04 AM
How to Think about Near-Death Experiences
Stories of heavenly visions, like the one at the center of the upcoming film Heaven Is for Real (based on the near-death experience of a four-year-old Nebraska boy), can have a powerful effect on people. They can inspire our imaginations, … Continue reading
- 04/11/2014 02:19 AM
Quote of the Week: Thomas Nagel
Consciousness is the most conspicuous obstacle to a comprehensive naturalism that relies only on the resources of physical science. â€” Thomas Nagel, Mind & Cosmos (New York: Oxford University Press, 2012), 35.
- 04/08/2014 02:47 AM
Making Decisions: Six Criteria for Biblical Guidance
The big decisions of life (and even some of the smaller ones) can put us in a place where we need wisdom and guidance. When Iâ€™m faced with difficult decisions or simply need direction on how to handle a challenging … Continue reading
- 04/04/2014 02:40 AM
Quote of the Week: Captain America
The price of freedom is high and it’s a price I’m willing to pay. – Captain America, Captain America: The Winter Soldier From childhood, my favorite superhero has always been Captain America. In light of the Winter Soldier sequel released … Continue reading
- 04/01/2014 11:15 AM
Considering â€śBlackfishâ€ť and the Question of Mammals in Captivity
Whatever your opinion about the controversial documentary Blackfish, its impact canâ€™t be ignored. CNN has been airing Blackfish periodically since October 2013. The documentary has won several awards and inspired numerous boycotts. Personally, I have three friends who vowed to … Continue reading
- 03/28/2014 02:39 AM
Quote of the Week: Paul Copan
Perhaps this world has the balance of the greatest amount of good and the least amount of evil. â€” Paul Copan, Loving Wisdom (St. Louis, MO: Chalice, 2007), 128.
- 03/25/2014 02:39 AM
Platoâ€™s Cave: Do You Know the Difference between Reality and Illusion?
Have you ever been in a cave? Caves are dark, cold, and sometimes dangerous placesâ€”people who lose their light source in a cave often cannot find their way out and, without rescue, face the possibility of death from hypothermia or … Continue reading
- 03/21/2014 02:35 AM
Quote of the Week: Anthony Hoekema
The Greek word agape used here implies that self-giving love is meant: a love which does not ask What is there in it for me? But which seeks to give itself unselfishly to others.Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â â€” Anthony Hoekema, Saved By Grace … Continue reading
- 03/18/2014 02:19 AM
Interview: â€śUnderstanding Christian End Times Teachingâ€ť
In January, I had the opportunity to discuss the always popular, frequently controversial topic of the end times on Issues, Etc. with host Todd Wilken, a Lutheran pastor and theologian. Our discussion lasted over an hour and included time for … Continue reading
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