Understanding salvation by grace

To properly address this question, three specific pieces need to be examined. What are people saved from? What are people saved to? What are people saved by? Grace and works will be addressed in each portion. What does salvation save people from? Another way to phrase this question is to ask why people need to … Read more

How a Christian Rightly Responds to Societal Sin

The concept of sin lies at the heart of the Christian faith. The Christian believes that his or her sin is what has created separation from a holy God and that God’s solution was to send his Son, Jesus, to be the sacrifice that would deal with the sin problem. As a result, the Christian … Read more

View of truthfulness in Christianity

Where do Christians look for guidelines and advice on truthfulness and honesty? We find all the answers we need in the Bible, of course. Honesty is a very important concept in the Bible; it was even included in the Ten Commandments. “You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor” Exodus 20:16 (English Standard Version) … Read more

The reasons so many Christians gather together at Easter

Easter is the holiday on which Christians celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. This one event is the foundation stone on which the Christian faith rests. The Apostle Paul, in writing to the Corinthian church wrote that if Christ did not rise from the dead that their faith was useless (1 Corinthians … Read more

The Relation of Christianity to other religions

Christianity is a belief system that is rooted in the teachings of Jesus, the Christ. In the field of religions, Christianity is considered one and yet it has certain attributes that distinguish it from other religions. What is it that distinguishes Christianity from other religions and how does this faith relate to those religious systems? … Read more

Faith in the Face of Disaster

Disasters can come in many forms and at any time. There are closely personal ones such as divorce, a grave illness, death, job loss, substance abuse, and financial crisis. There are also natural ones that can affect entire communities such as floods, earthquakes, tornadoes, blizzards, and hurricanes. Often help can come in many forms. For … Read more

Being joined to the Body of Christ

In today’s society, “church” is often a word that leaves a bad taste in people’s mouths. So many people have had bad church experiences that they often give up on the idea completely. Has the institution outlived its usefulness? Is the church even relevant anymore? The Christian church is still moving forward The reality is, no … Read more

Christian Perspective on Angels

In recent times there is a resurgence of interest in angels in some streams of Christianity. Most do not blink an eye to the common talk of guardian angels, but talking to angels is another matter altogether, or so it seems. Some declare such claims to be false, others fear such occurrences, while still others … Read more

What does the Sermon on the Mount mean for a believer

The Sermon on the Mount in its entirety, details how believers in Jesus Christ should live their lives. In this sermon, Jesus shows the differences between living under the new Covenant and living under the old laws. Jesus laid the groundwork for the rest of his ministry when he preached the gospel that day on … Read more

Refuting Cecessionist Doctrine

Cessationism is fading away from mainstream Christianity as supernatural theology permeates the equipping resources readily available in Christian bookstores and websites. Just the same, it is still present enough to warrant discussing. Cessationist doctrine is the view that the gifts of the Holy Spirit, namely miracles, healing, prophecy, and tongues, ended with the first-century church. … Read more