I believe Christ died for all people, Jew and Gentile (1 John 2:2) I believe He brought His salvation first to the Jews, then to the Gentiles (Romans 1:16).
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As a professional singer, it was not unusual to be asked to sing for a wedding, but it was a bit unusual to sing for the wedding of a millionaire. I knew the wedding would be picture-perfect and was pleased to be able to participate, but when the invitation to the reception arrived I knew it would be something exceptional.
If a person enters into a relationship with Jesus Christ, shouldn’t there begin a transformation in their life?
It is quite amazing how often the term “legalism” comes up when there is a serious discussion about obedience or its result, holiness.
If no one seeks after God unless God draws him and grace is always effective, then how can some folks be in the church (the tares) and not be saved?
I think the key may be that there are different kinds of seeking spoken of in Scripture.
If we are covered in the blood of Jesus, cleansed from unrighteousness by faith, how does Revelation 21:8 fit with the overall gospel?
This verse must be understood by taking into account the verses around it, and the book as a whole.
While we believe in a salvation that is secure, bought and paid for by Christ alone and not by our works, we do not subscribe to the fire insurance/cheap grace/easy believism notion that all who raise a hand or repeat a prayer at one moment in their lives are automatically truly born again.
How do you know whether or not someone who is homosexual and claims to know Jesus is truly a Christian?
Question from a reader:
How do you know whether or not someone who is homosexual and claims to know Jesus is truly a Christian? You say at the end of your article about the End of the Spear controversy, “How I would love to one day embrace actor Chad Allen as my brother.” How do you know he is not your brother already? Because he is gay? I am a Christian and am gay myself. The fact that he happens to be gay is so incredibly insignificant.
P. S. I’m also always perplexed by the term “gay activist” since ...
The biblical evidence is substantial for both the Arminian and Calvinist positions. John Wesley and Charles Finney were great men of God who took the Arminian position. John Calvin and Charles Spurgeon were great men of God who took the Calvinist position. It is not stupid or immoral or faithless to take either position.
An orthodox understanding of the deity of Christ compels us to say he could not have failed in his mission. Indeed, if he could have failed, he is not all powerful and therefore he was not and is not God.