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.
- 06/28/2016 09:00 AM
3 Qualities that Draw People to Ask about Our Faith
Most Christians want their light to shine among other people, to serve as a signpost to the truth that Jesus Christ is Lord and Savior. But just how does a believer go about being a good witness? Sometimes the virtuous qualities and characteristics we strive hard to live out in life earn us a unique opportunity to reach othersâ€”for as…
- 06/21/2016 10:00 AM
Christian Thinkers 101: A Crash Course on Jonathan Edwards
Photo Credit: Public Domain Puritan theologian Jonathan Edwards may be one of Americaâ€™s greatest thinkers, but what exactly did he believe and what else did he contribute to Christianity? Hereâ€™s your crash course on the life and accomplishments of Jonathan Edwardsâ€”and why he still matters today. Who Was Jonathan Edwards? Jonathan Edwards (1703â€“1758) was born in New England in colonial…
- 06/14/2016 09:00 AM
How to Make Sense of Things We Canâ€™t Control
How are we to think about our inability to control certain facts of our lives (e.g., our conception, time of birth, place of birth, family, and culture)? These â€śgivensâ€ť in life powerfully remind us that we humans have genuine limitations and boundaries. Our lives are dependent upon many causal factors. Life itself is fragile, short, and there is a clear…
- 06/07/2016 08:00 AM
5 Things We Canâ€™t Control
As human beings we like to think that we are masters of our own fate. We enjoy thinking that we are autonomous individuals whose personal decisions have made us who we are in life. Philosophers even talk about libertarian freewillâ€”defined as the view that an individual who freely made a specific choice could have decided differently (in contrast to some…
- 05/31/2016 09:00 AM
Christian Thinkers 101: A Crash Course on St. Thomas Aquinas
Thomas Aquinasâ€™ system of thought was declared the official philosophy of the Roman Catholic Church, but what exactly did he believe and what else did he contribute to Christianity? Hereâ€™s your crash course on the life and accomplishments of St. Thomas Aquinasâ€”and why he still matters today. Who Was St. Thomas? St. Thomas Aquinas (1225â€“1274) was born in a castle…
- 05/24/2016 09:00 AM
Spheres of Awareness: 4 Unique Ways Humans Perceive Reality
An implication of being made in Godâ€™s image is that human beings have a unique awareness of reality. That reality is wide and deep and extends to four basic philosophical spheres or dimensions of life. The awareness of and interaction with these spheres illustrates humankindâ€™s uniqueness and makes the discovery of four critical truths possible. Sphere 1: The Intellectual Human…
- 05/17/2016 09:00 AM
Christian Thinkers 101: A Crash Course on St. Athanasius
St. Athanasius passionately defended Christâ€™s deity during a time when Christological heresies were rampant, but what else did he contribute to Christianity? Hereâ€™s your crash course on the life and accomplishments of St. Athanasiusâ€”and why he still matters today. Who Was St. Athanasius? St. Athanasius (c. 296â€“373) was born and educated in the ancient city of Alexandria. Coming from a…
- 05/10/2016 09:00 AM
The Crowd Roared: Christian Reflections on Fame
Recently, I went to a Lakers game with family and friends, and I came away with a philosophical reflection. I noticed that every time Lakers star Kobe Bryant touched the ball, scored a basket, or even appeared on the big screen, the crowd at Staples Center visibly changed. Lakers fans became loud, energetic, and collectively erupted into a roar. There…
- 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…
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