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?
- The Proverbs 31 Woman: Why She is Not the Ideal Christian Wife
- Dancing with the Broom: Your Worth in the Eyes of God vs. How Others See You
- Christian Theology
We are what we think.
- 03/24/2015 02:27 AM
The Resurrection: Christianityâ€™s Most Dangerous Idea
Originally published in Reasons to Believeâ€™s ezine, New Reasons to Believe, vol. 2, no. 3 (2010) â€śWho said anything about safe? â€™Course he isnâ€™t safe. But heâ€™s good. Heâ€™s the King, I tell you.â€ť1 This lineâ€”from my favorite book in … Continue reading
- 03/17/2015 02:55 AM
More Deaths in the Name of Godâ€”or No Gods?
Originally published in Reasons to Believeâ€™s ezine, New Reasons to Believe, vol. 2, no. 1 (2010) Great evil has been done in the name of Christ. This charge, a frequent objection to historic Christianity raised especially by the new atheist … Continue reading
- 03/10/2015 02:02 AM
God as the Source of Knowledge
Originally published in RTBâ€™s ezine, New Reasons to Believe, vol. 1, no. 1 (2009) Does the Bible indicate where knowledge comes from? Since evolutionary processes canâ€™t guarantee true beliefs naturalism as a worldview faces insurmountable problems. For its part, the … Continue reading
- 03/03/2015 02:08 AM
World Religions: The Sage and the Savior
Among the worldâ€™s great religious leaders, two became far-reaching moral instructors of humanity. Confucius (the sage) laid down the ethical foundation for much of Asian civilization. Jesus of Nazareth (the Savior) taught moral lessons that distinctly shaped the ethical nature … Continue reading
- 02/24/2015 02:31 AM
How We Got the Bible, Part 3
This week weâ€™ll be finishing up a series on the biblical canon, a topic that has been a source of discussion, debate, and controversy since the beginning of Christianity. Weâ€™ve covered the doctrine of divine inspiration and standards for recognizing … Continue reading
- 02/18/2015 12:07 PM
How We Got the Bible, Part 2
Last week RTB editor Maureen Moser and I began a discussion of the biblical canon, including the doctrine of inspiration and the criteria for recognizing canon, particularly for the New Testament. But as we noted, the branches of Christendom view … Continue reading
- 02/10/2015 02:22 AM
How We Got the Bible, Part 1
Earlier this year, scholars announced the discovery of what might be the oldest known copy of the Gospel of Mark (see here and here). A fragment of Markâ€™s book was found on ancient papyrus used to create a mummy mask. … Continue reading
- 02/03/2015 02:14 AM
World Religions: The Prince and the Lord
Among the worldâ€™s great religious leaders, two came to be viewed as representing almighty God in human form. In traditional Hinduism, the god Vishnu appeared or descended into human form as Krishna. In historic Christianity, Jesus Christ entered human history … Continue reading
- 01/27/2015 02:22 AM
From the Archives: Understanding Islam in the Twenty-First Century
Itâ€™s one of the fastest growing religions in the world, itâ€™s been around since the seventh century, and it is regularly in the newsâ€”often associated with atrocities committed by its most militant members (the Charlie Hebdo shooting and the Boko … Continue reading
- 01/20/2015 02:23 AM
An Elephant in the Resurrection Skepticâ€™s Room
Today, Reflections offers a guest article by Milt Chamberlain **** Skeptic Richard Carrier writes, â€śMany things could be said which cast doubt on the story of the Resurrection of Jesus by Godâ€¦since I cannot rationally bring myself to believe this … Continue reading
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