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...]

What Does The Bible Say About Lost Souls?

Does the Bible mention “lost souls?” If so, what does it say about them?Seeking God? The old hymn, “Amazing Grace” mentions that we were all once lost but now we’re found. Sometimes we get this reversed by saying, “I found God,” but my question is, “Was God missing?” No, none of us really seek after God. The Apostle Paul reminds us, by quoting Old Testament verses (Psalm 41:1, 53:1, 143:2), that “None is righteous, no, not one; no one understands; no one seeks for God” (Rom3:10-11). Are ther … [Read more...]

Can Faith Alone Save You?

Can faith alone save a person? Is that all there is to being saved?Public Profession Whoever has been saved won’t be able to keep it a secret, and in fact, a silent, underground Christian is an irreconcilable thing as far as the Bible is concerned. The words of Jesus plainly show that no one can be saved and keep silent about their profession before others as He said, “everyone who acknowledges me before men, I also will acknowledge before my Father who is in heaven” (Matt 10:32), however “w … [Read more...]

7 Bible Verses About Losing Faith

What are seven Bible verses for those who fear they are losing their faith or can lose their faith?Hebrews 10:22-23 “Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, with our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water. Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who promised is faithful.” The author of Hebrews (Paul?) was apparently writing to a Jewish audience because of all of the references to the Old Tes … [Read more...]