One of the big debates in theological circles today is that of continuationism and cessationism. Before an analysis can begin it is first necessary to describe what these two terms mean. Continuationism is the belief that some gift of the Holy Spirit, that are mentioned in Scripture, ceased with the death of the last apostle. Cessationism is the belief that certain gifts such as healing, prophecy, and tongues ceased with the death of the apostles.
Bible verses about salvation
Many people ask, “what is salvation?” In the Bible, we see that salvation is the deliverance from danger or the penalty of sin. Are your sins forgiven? Do you know the gospel (good news) that saves? If you don’t know the gospel and you can’t explain how to be saved, you need to examine yourself. You may ask, am I truly saved?
What is dispensationalism? That word draws different reactions from a variety of Christians. For some it is someone that interprets the Bible in a literal fashion. For some they may see a dispensationalist as confused. However, there are many that say that dispensationalism has no place in the church.
Oftentimes we may think we know what God is calling us to do, whether it’s something major like starting a business or ministry, or something like writing a book or starting a YouTube channel. [click to continue…]
Bible verses about regeneration
We don’t preach on the doctrine of regeneration anymore. There are many people who call themselves Christians who are not Christians. Many people have all the right words, but their heart is not regenerate. By nature man is evil. His nature leads him to do evil. An evil man cannot change himself and will not choose God. That is why it says in John 6:44, “no one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws him.”
Does the presence of Christ even matter to us anymore? Do you remember the times when you used to daydream about Jesus? But, then something happened. Something took your heart away. Something started competing for the presence of God in your life.
Let’s admit that it can be just plain hard living in a society that praises work and productivity. It seems as though everywhere we look—television, social media, and those who surround us—it is all about ambition, thinking big, and working hard.
Bible verses about grace
Grace is the unmerited favor of God. God pours out His favor upon sinners like us who deserve the worst. The Father gave His Son the punishment that we deserve. Grace can be summed up as God’s Riches At Christ’s Expense.
Bible verses about anger management
Are you currently struggling with anger and forgiveness? Is there a bitterness in your heart that is holding you back from the abundant life that Christ had planned for you? Anger is a destructive sin that destroys us from within. If not treated immediately it can turn into something catastrophic.