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.
- 02/09/2016 06:28 AM
8 Ways Christians Can Make Sense of Mass Shootings
Today I offer an article by guest author Mark Perez. *** The recent string of mass shootings in the US and worldwide has understandably rattled people’s nerves. Many wonder what they can do to protect themselves and, more importantly, what they can do to make sense of such acts of terror. I spent 36 years in law enforcement, retiring last…
- 02/02/2016 06:26 AM
Do We Derive Pleasure from Sports Violence?
The problem of football is football. Which is to say, it [NFL football] is consciously merchandising violence. â€” George Will, Fox News Sunday, September 21, 2014 I have been an avid sports fan from the age of nine. Prior to that my interest was presidential politicsâ€”I was the only fourth grader in my class who could name all of the…
- 01/26/2016 10:57 AM
7 Common Myths about Old-Earth Creationism
Sometimes being an apologist isn’t just about defending the faith to unbelievers; sometimes it also includes explaining our doctrinal positions to other Christians. When I was homeschooling our children, church friends would often express concern over our family’s belief that the earth was billionsâ€”not thousandsâ€”of years old. Many had heard some fairly alarming assertions about Hugh Ross, my employer,…
- 01/19/2016 11:14 AM
Ten Reasons for the Rapid Spread of Christianity, Part 3: Religious Factors
How did the tiny and little-known Jesus movement overcome hostilities and persecution within four centuries to become the official religion of the Roman Empire? Christians, of course, believe that God sovereignly arranged the circumstances of history to allow the gospel to go forth with power and great success. Yet God’s providential workings behind the scenes of history do not rule…
- 01/12/2016 11:12 AM
Ten Reasons for the Rapid Spread of Christianity, Part 2: Cultural Factors
The Bible teaches that God is sovereign over all of history (Daniel 4:17, Acts 4:27â€“28). So when it comes to the origin and development of historic Christianity, believers in Christ undoubtedly accept the words of Galatians 4:4â€“5: “But when the time had fully come, God sent his Son, born of a woman, born under law, to redeem those under law,…
- 01/05/2016 02:24 AM
Ten Reasons for the Rapid Spread of Christianity, Part 1: Social Factors
Jesus Christ lived the most consequential life in human history. As Christian theologian Michael Green notes, â€śHis coming split history into two: everything is dated before or after this man.â€ť1 But the religion that bears his name started small and slow in the backwater of the Roman Empire. What factors contributed to its subsequent rapid spread? In this series weâ€™ll…
- 12/29/2015 02:03 AM
Five Movies to Make You Think in 2016
Why do you go to the movies? For many, itâ€™s for entertainment. Movies certainly possess a remarkable ability to make us laugh and cry. Others go to the movies to escape from the pressures and difficulties of daily life. I may be an odd duck, but I enjoy movies that make me thinkâ€”especially about the deep questions of life. Some…
- 12/22/2015 02:53 AM
How Christâ€™s Incarnation Differs from the Hindu Idea of Avatar
The doctrine of the Incarnation (God became man in Jesus of Nazareth) lies at the heart of Christianity; itâ€™s a truth-claim celebrated all over the world at Christmastime. Historic Christianity affirms that Jesus Christ is a single person with both a fully divine nature and a fully human nature. As C. S. Lewis aptly put it, â€śThe Son of…
- 12/15/2015 02:16 AM
Star Wars and the Importance of Ideas
Imagination and storytelling are very powerful ways of drawing attention to important ideas and questions. A good book or movie provokes people to think in a way unlike hearing a lecture. This is one reason why Jesus spoke in parables. With a much-anticipated new chapter of the generation-spanning Star Wars saga about to unfold in theaters, RTB editor Maureen Moser…
- 12/08/2015 09:54 AM
The Perfect Storm of Suffering
Upon losing his wife to cancer, C. S. Lewis wrote, â€śNo one ever told me that grief felt so like fear. I am not afraid, but the sensation is like being afraid. The same fluttering in the stomach, the same restlessness, the yawning. I keep on swallowing.â€ť1 Life offers no exit from suffering. In fact, the older you get…
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