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ArchiveFebruary 2015

Can You Lose Your Salvation? [with video]

Can a Christian lose their salvation? Having the security of salvation is critical to our growth as Christians, yet many of us are plagued with the fear that we will somehow lose our salvation. Maybe we think God will someday change His mind about us and cause us to be “un-saved.” Or maybe we fear that if we disobey the Lord, our failure will cause us to lose our salvation. Whether from God’s...

Does God Have a Plan?

When we’re little children, many times we play with our toys in a random way, exploring as we learn. But we have no grand scheme or purpose to our play. We simply make it up as we go. But can you imagine God doing something like that? Would the God who is wise, loving, and eternal create the universe without a purpose? Could He create human beings without a purpose?

God’s Masterpiece

Ephesians 2:10—“For we are His masterpiece, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand in order that we would walk in them.” Note 1 on masterpiece: “The Greek word, poiema, means something that has been made, a handiwork, or something that has been written or composed as a poem. Not only a poetic writing may be considered a poem, but also any work of art that expresses...

The Bible’s Source—God or Man?

Where did the Bible come from? Are its words simply religious lore, written down by people over the centuries? Are they the product of the thoughts and imaginations of men? Or is the Bible the inspired Word of God? Did God write the Bible? Or did men? Since our faith is based on this book, it’s crucial for us as Christians to know the source of the Bible.

God’s Full Salvation for Us

“After regeneration, a believer needs to be baptized (Mark 16:16). Then God begins the lifelong process of gradually spreading Himself as life from the believer’s spirit into his soul (Eph. 3:17). This process, called transformation (Rom. 12:2), requires human cooperation (Phil. 2:12). The believer cooperates by allowing the Lord to spread into his soul until all his desires, thoughts, and...

Is Jesus in Your Boat?

In the darkness of night, Jesus’ disciples were rowing their boat in the middle of a churning sea, struggling against the blowing of a strong wind. Suddenly, amid the darkness, wind, and waves, they saw Jesus walking on the sea. They were frightened as He approached their boat. Then they heard Him speak to them: “It is I. Do not be afraid.” Upon hearing these words, the disciples took Him into...

The History of the Bible

Introduction: The Journey of the Bible and the Struggle to Unlock Its Meaning The Bible is the greatest book in the universe. Much more than merely a Christian book of morals and stories, the Bible is the speaking of God to man. But how did the Word of our God, recorded so long ago, reach us in its written form? The Bible has taken an incredible journey—from God’s mouth to our hands. To grasp the...

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