Are There Sins That God Will Not Forgive?

Are there any sins that God will not forgive for those who trust in Christ?No Excuse When someone asks if they can be forgiven of a sin they think is unforgiveable, they might not understand the depths and riches of God’s mercy, because the Apostle John wrote, “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness” (1st John 1:9). When Jesus mentioned the unforgivable sin, He was speaking to the Jewish religious leaders (Matt 12:31 … [Read more...]

Paul’s Warning About The Last Days: A Bible Study

What are some of the signs leading up to Jesus’ return? Many are already occurring.Terrible Times Are Coming The Apostle Paul, in writing about the last days to Timothy, wrote “that in the last days there will come times of difficulty” (2nd Tim 3:1). Does anyone doubt that today we are living in difficult times? Violence is escalating, terrorism is increasing, and the world’s economy is on shaky ground. Earlier, Paul had said “the Spirit expressly says that in later times some will depart fr … [Read more...]

In What Ways Does God Chastise His Children?

God says that He chastises every child of His but why and in what ways does God discipline His children?Discipline and Love You cannot separate discipline from love because a lack of discipline in one’s own children or one’s own life shows a lack of love for their children or for the Lord. Jesus said, “Whoever has my commandments and keeps them, he it is who loves me. And he who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I will love him and manifest myself to him” (John 14:21). I love my wife … [Read more...]

How Should Believers Respond To Non-Believers?

How should Christians react to those who reject Christ? What does the Bible tell us?What Not to Do I have had a few experiences where Christians not only lashed out at one another, but they’ve even resorted to derogatory remarks or comments, and more often than not, it’s over a non-essential area. Surely this must grieve the Holy Spirit and quench His work in us, but it also ruins our witness for Christ. How can we expect to be filled with the Spirit when we’re filled with consternation towa … [Read more...]

How Can Christians Be Holy As God Commands Them?

The Bible admonishes us to be holy, but how is that possible with sinful creatures?Living in Holiness A Christian is commanded to be holy, which includes living a life that is holy and abstaining from things like sexual immorality, but the Christian should realize that this doesn’t save them. We can’t assume that just because we’re told to be holy, and then strive to please God, that this has anything to do our salvation. It’s not part of our salvation but a byproduct of our salvation. We se … [Read more...]

Why Couldn’t God Just Forgive Sins Without Jesus’ Death?

Why did Jesus have to suffer and die to remove our sins? Couldn’t God just have forgiven us?Courts of Law Imagine a judge coming into the courtroom and the criminal standing before the judge and he or she has just been caught robbing a bank. Would it be kind or good of the judge to just let the criminal go and not have the victim receive satisfaction? Why not just forgive them and give them another chance? If he is a good judge, won’t he or she just let them go? Can’t the judge just forgive … [Read more...]