Spiritual Enlightenment is the Fruit of Salvation

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  Those who have been truly born-again (Jn 1:12-13; Jn 3:3-8; 1 Pe 1:23), who are indwelt by the “Spirit of Truth” (Jn 15:26; Jn 16:13; 1 Jn 4:6), who have been “enlightened” (Eph 1:18) via regeneration (new-birth), will grow in their ability to see the truth and the kind of lives we’re to live Read More …

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The Use of “Yahweh” in Bible Translations

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  The name “Yahweh” is a commonly accepted spelling and pronunciation of God’s personal name among scholars. It’s the covenant name of the God of Israel. As for the meaning of this name, I’ll quote Got Questions?:   “The name Yahweh comes from the Hebrew word for “I am.” When God met Moses at the burning Read More …

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Chosen in Christ—the Seed of Genesis 3:15

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God’s choosing of specific individuals to be saved, was just as certain as God’s choosing of His Son to save us—as His “Chosen One” (Lu 9:35), as these passages reveal:   (Ephesians 1:3-4) – 3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in Read More …

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Sovereign Wind, Sovereign Wishes

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The passages below reveal the Sovereign nature of our election and call to Christ, that it’s entirely a matter of God’s will.   (John 3:5-8) – 5 Jesus answered, truly, truly, I say to you, unless one be born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. 6 That which Read More …

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Everyone Called, Receives Christ

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  In regard to the call to Christ, there’s two forms: First, there’s a general call that goes out to the world via the spoken or written gospel of Jesus Christ. It’s inevitable that there will be many people who hear the words of the gospel message, because the message is going out to the Read More …

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This Verse Settles It. No Millennial Kingdom!

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  Introduction Acts 3:21 is our key verse. The whole context is Acts 3:18-25, as well as Acts 2:29-36. Both passages are spoken by Peter. He preached the first part on the day of Pentecost. The second part he preached on another occasion (healing of the lame man at the temple), but both are part Read More …

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Apostasy, the Unpardonable Sin and the Sovereinty of God

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  Apostasy: To fall away (He 6:4-6; He 10:26-30). To know and accept (intellectually) the doctrines of Christianity, but to renounce and abandon them later on for a different belief system—whether it’s a variation (distortion) of Christianity (Mormonism, Jehovah’s Witnesses, etc.) or a completely different religion (Islam, Buddism, Hinduism, etc.). What apostasy is not is Read More …

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Did the Church Exist in the Old Testament?

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  Did the Church exist in the Old Testament, under the Old Covenant (OC)? Yes, it surely did. The Church existed in the Old Testament (OT), but not in the fullness that it exists today since the day of Pentecost, when the Holy Spirit came to indwell believers and baptize them into the Body of Read More …

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By His Stripes We Are Healed

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  I want to talk about the verses in Isaiah 53 and 1 Peter 2, where it says “by His stripes we are healed.” Many Christians believe that physical healing is part of the atonement that we experience in this life. They claim it in their prayers for the healing of others. However, it’s a Read More …

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