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ArchiveJuly 2013

Quote of the Week: John 10:28, note 1

John 10:28—“And I give to them eternal life, and they shall by no means perish forever, and no one shall snatch them out of My hand.” Note 1 on eternal life: “Eternal life (see note 151 in ch. 3) is for the believers’ living. The Father’s hand, by which He chooses in His love according to His purpose (17:23; 6:38-39), and the Son’s hand, by which He saves by His grace for the fulfillment of the...

Can I Lose My Salvation?

Have you ever asked yourself questions like these: Can I lose my salvation? What if I do something wrong? What if I sin? Can I be “unsaved?” Have I already lost my salvation? If we’re hounded by fears that we’ve lost our salvation or that we might lose it someday, it’s nearly impossible for us to progress in our Christian life. In a previous post, we discussed how we can be sure we’re really...

The God-shaped Vacuum and the Meaning of Life

Have you ever felt unsatisfied, let down, or even empty after you got what you thought would make you happy? You’re not alone. If we’re honest with ourselves, we all have to admit that we’ve felt this way at some point in our lives. It turns out there’s a good reason for this. We not only have two parts—our outward body and our inward soul—we also have a third part: our human spirit. And this...

Quote of the Week: The Normal Christian Life

“What do I mean when I say, ‘by the Blood’? I mean simply that I recognize my sins, that I confess that I have need of cleansing and of atonement, and that I come to God on the basis of the finished work of the Lord Jesus. I approach God through his merit alone, and never on the basis of my attainment.”

How Can I Be Sure I’m Really Saved?

After we believed in the Lord Jesus and received Him as our Savior, many of us have wondered to ourselves, “Am I really saved?” Sometimes we feel we’re definitely saved; other times, we’re plagued with doubts. If this continues to be our case, how can we walk forward in the Christian life? In this post we’ll discuss three ways we can be sure we’re really saved. The first way: the Bible says so...

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