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.
- 05/03/2016 09:00 AM
Christian Thinkers 101: A Crash Course on St. Anselm
Can faith and reason be compatible? Does reason support the truth claims of Christianity? Many people today believe in a false dichotomy that forces faith and reason into separate categoriesâ€”but thinkers like St. Anselm, a medieval Italian, have offered compelling arguments for integrating faith and reason. St. Anselmâ€™s ontological argument for Godâ€™s existence was a significant, though controversial, contribution that…
- 04/26/2016 09:00 AM
The Insatiable Search for Peace and Rest
Human beings were made for God (Psalm 100:3, Acts 17:26â€“27), but something has gone deeply wrong. Sin has cut us off from our Creator and left us out-of-sync with each other and ourselves. Under the curse of sin, we both desire God and resist Him simultaneously (see Romans 1). The consequence of this spiritual tug-of-war is that we often turn…
- 04/19/2016 09:00 AM
Christian Thinkers 101: A Crash Course on Blaise Pascal
Did you know that the first digital calculator was invented by a seventeenth-century French mathematician? In his brief time on Earth, Blaise Pascal (1623â€“1662) wore many hats and left an imprint on both modern science and Christian philosophy that lingers to this day. Hereâ€™s your crash course on the life and accomplishments of Blaise Pascalâ€”and why he still matters today.…
- 04/12/2016 09:00 AM
5 Levels of Christian Faith
We often use the word â€śfaithâ€ť to describe the core of someoneâ€™s beliefsâ€”but people of differing religions use the term in very different ways. This has challenged me to more carefully probe the distinctive features of the word â€śfaithâ€ť from the perspective of historical Christianity. Faith is much more profound than simply recounting our personal conversion story. Rather, Christian faith…
- 04/05/2016 11:17 AM
Christian Thinkers 101: A Crash Course on C. S. Lewis
In the last decade a slew of Narnia movies were released in theaters and, though C. S. Lewis has been gone more than 50 years, his books are still as popular as ever. Heâ€™s the famous atheist-turned-Christian, but what exactly did he believe and what did he contribute to Christianity? Hereâ€™s your crash course on the life and accomplishments of…
- 03/29/2016 09:00 AM
Risen and What Makes a Good Christian Film
Christian filmmakers are on a roll. The last several years have brought us an increasing number of religious films, many bordering on mainstream and featuring globally recognized stars. But among the miraculous true stories and positive message films, Risen, the tale of a skeptical Roman soldier Clavius (Joseph Fiennes) encountering the risen Christ (Cliff Curtis), is the one that caught…
- 03/22/2016 09:00 AM
Jesusâ€™ Family and the Resurrection
People who doubt religion and the supernatural typically think believers lack skepticism. In the minds of most atheists, Christians cannot sufficiently think through a religious claim unless they begin with cynical disbelief. Atheists often assert that extraordinary claimsâ€”like the supernaturalâ€”require extraordinary evidence in order to be justifiably believable. One central leader of the early Christian church began his journey to…
- 03/15/2016 09:00 AM
How Intellectual Christians Can Fit in with the Evangelical Church
â€śIt is manâ€™s glory to be the only intellectual animal on earth. That imposes upon human beings the moral obligation to lead intellectual lives.â€ť1 â€”Mortimer J. Adler The first article I wrote on the subject of intellectuals in the church received so much attention on social media that I decided to follow up with a second. All of the positive…
- 03/08/2016 09:00 AM
Christian Thinkers 101: A Crash Course on St. Augustine
Iâ€™ve heard it said that evangelical Christians donâ€™t study our church history very deeply. As a fellow evangelical, I think there is, unfortunately, a lot of truth in this statement. Contemporary Christians can learn a great deal from the history of their faith. But where to start? This series, â€śChristian Thinkers 101,â€ť provides a snapshot of some of the…
- 03/01/2016 09:00 AM
3 Timeless Books on Christianity
When I get a little money, I buy books. And if there is any left over, I buy food. â€”Desiderius Erasmus, Dutch Renaissance scholar and theologian Reading books has been an obsession of mine since my conversion to Christianity as a college sophomore. I sensed my mind really mattered in serving the Lord; so I began a serious pursuit of…
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