Three Things Believers Should Know

Although there are more than three things a believer should know, what are three distinct traits should Christians should possess?Assurance The Apostle John wrote in 1st John 5:13, “These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God.” John was interested in helping people believe in the Son of God so that they would be saved but to know that they were saved. He wro … [Read more...]

What Does It Mean To Be Ashamed Of The Gospel?

The Apostle Paul wrote he was not ashamed of the gospel, but what did he mean?Denying Christ Jesus once said something that must have made everyone in the audience shudder. He said, “I have come to set a man against his father, and a daughter against her mother, and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law. And a person’s enemies will be those of his own household” (Matt 10:35-36), so “Whoever loves father or mother more than me is not worthy of me, and whoever loves son or daughter more … [Read more...]

Why Was Jesus Baptized Since He Was Sinless?

Why would Jesus, the Son of God, need to be baptized since He was without sin?Baptism Baptism has been debated as being necessary for salvation for a very long time and some even believe you can’t be saved without being baptized, but what does baptism really mean? There is no special property to water because it’s only by the precious blood of the Lamb of God that we’re really saved and our sins are cleansed from us, but a person that’s been saved should be baptized because it is commanded o … [Read more...]

First Peter Chapter One Bible Study and Commentary

Here is a Bible study and commentary on the first chapter of 1st Peter.First Peter 1:1-2 “Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, To those who are elect exiles of the Dispersion in Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia, according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, in the sanctification of the Spirit, for obedience to Jesus Christ and for sprinkling with his blood.” The Apostle Peter was writing to the Jews who had been dispersed or exiled out of Jerusalem and Judea, and wrote to co … [Read more...]

Can You Lose Your Salvation?

Is it possible for a Christian to lose their salvation? Saved From What? If you have ever shared the gospel with someone, maybe they’ve asked you why they need to be saved. They might ask, “Saved from what?” For starters, God says for those who reject the only name by which they can be saved (Acts 4:12), that it is “because of your hard and impenitent heart you are storing up wrath for yourself on the day of wrath when God’s righteous judgment will be revealed” (Rom 2:5), and in time, “He will … [Read more...]

Does The Prodigal Son Parable Mean Christians Can Be Prodigals?

What was the parable of the Prodigal Son about? Can Christians become prodigals?A Prodigal Who or what is a prodigal? A prodigal is often characterized by someone who lives in an extravagant and wasteful lifestyle and lives with no responsibility. It can also be considered someone who loves lavish living but not actually having the right to that living. In the case of the Prodigal Son, the son had nothing to leave home with, so he desired to have his inheritance ahead of time, before his … [Read more...]