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.
- 01/10/2017 08:00 AM
Take Up and Read: Confessions
This current blog series on Reflections is intended to encourage Christians to read more vigorously by providing a beginner’s guide to some of the Christian classics in such fields as theology, philosophy, and apologetics. Hopefully a very brief introduction to these important Christian texts will motivate today’s believers, as St. Augustine was called to in his dramatic conversion to Christianity,…
- 01/03/2017 07:00 AM
Two Movies to Make You Think in 2017
Why do you go to the movies? For many people it is for sheer enjoyment or to escape for a few hours from life’s pressures. One of the things I most enjoy in life is learning something significant about truth and reality. Therefore I like watching films that make me think about the deep questions of life. Looking to the…
- 12/27/2016 07:00 AM
Take Up and Read: Mere Christianity
Given its dependence on Judaism and the Hebrew Bible, historic Christianity has always been a textual and literary religion. Because of their belief in a verbal, propositional revelation in Scripture (Old and New Testaments), Christians, like Jews before them, have been known as People of the Book. With that bookish past, I think Christians have good reason to be vigorous…
- 12/20/2016 07:00 AM
Christian Thinkers 101: A Crash Course on Mortimer Adler
“It is man’s glory to be the only intellectual animal on earth. That imposes upon human beings the moral obligation to lead intellectual lives.”1Â â€“Mortimer J. Adler Mortimer Adler was one of the most influential philosophers and educators of the 20th century, but what exactly did he believe and what did he contribute to his fields of study? Here’s your crash…
- 12/13/2016 07:00 AM
How Do We Pursue Sanctification Amid a Sinful World?
â€śWe are all fallen creatures and all very hard to live with.â€ť1Â â€”C. S. Lewis Personally, I always feel more comfortable and confident talking about the biblical doctrine of justification than I do about the doctrine of sanctification. Probably because I feel my own progress in sanctification always leaves something to be desired. Nevertheless, here are some of my recent…
- 12/06/2016 08:00 AM
Christian Thinkers 101: A Crash Course on Ronald Nash
Ronald Nash was one of the most influential evangelical Christian thinkers of the last half-century, but what exactly did he believe and what did he contribute to the Christian apologetics enterprise? Hereâ€™s your crash course on the life and accomplishments of Ronald Nashâ€”and why he still matters today. Who Was Ronald Nash? Ronald H. Nash (1936â€“2006) was born in Cleveland,…
- 11/29/2016 08:00 AM
Christian Thinkers 101: A Crash Course on Walter Martin
Walter Martin was one of the most distinctive Christian apologists of the twentieth century, but what exactly did he believe and what did he contribute to the apologetics enterprise? Hereâ€™s your crash course on the life and accomplishments of Walter Martinâ€”and why he still matters today. Who Was Walter Martin? Walter Ralston Martin (1928â€“1989) was born in New York City…
- 11/22/2016 12:07 PM
The Appeal of Common Christianity
Within church history, it seems some Christian traditions or denominations like to emphasize those beliefs that make their particular group distinctive. These unique features or beliefs often reflect an attempt to answer or resolve a challenging or paradoxical aspect of Christian theology (such as God’s sovereignty versus human freedom, views of the sacraments or ordinances such as baptism, perspectives on…
- 11/15/2016 08:00 AM
Christian Thinkers 101: A Crash Course on Justin Martyr
Saint Justin, also known as Justin Martyr, was one of the first Christians to meet Greco-Roman thinkers on their own ground by using philosophy as a tool or handmaid (servant) to defend the gospel message. But what else did he contribute to historic Christianity? Hereâ€™s your crash course on the life and accomplishments of Justin Martyrâ€”and why he still matters…
- 11/08/2016 08:30 AM
How Would You Introduce Your Faith?
Have you ever been asked to introduce yourself in a public setting? What if you were asked to introduce your Christian faith to a group of non-Christiansâ€”what would you say? As you think about the question you might consider conveying that the Christian faith is a set of beliefsâ€”but it also involves an important collection of values, and it is…
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