Proposition: The secret to spiritual success in the Christian’s life is to embrace, and live by the concept, that it is love, not Law, that frees the soul from the penalty, pain, pollution, and power of sin, thereby enabling the believer to enjoy the love of God, and victory in the Lord Jesus Christ. Observation: … Continue reading Let There Be Love, Not Law
It is not uncommon for a non-Christian to react emotionally against the Biblical doctrine of predestination, and assume that they are not numbered among the elect. The question for such a person is this: “Who told you to think that you are not predestined for salvation?” It is a wicked thought, and a presumptuous position … Continue reading A Presuppositional Sin Associated with the Doctrine of Predestination
Since coming to an understanding of predestination, I have tried to understand why people are hostile to the doctrines of God’s electing grace, and why people assume they are not among the elect. Before those inquires can be examined, it must be affirmed, by all, that predestination is a Biblical doctrine, despite open hostility against … Continue reading Predestination is No Barrier to Salvation, but Cynicism Is
“Would you live for Jesus, and be always pure and good?Would you walk with Him within the narrow road?Would you have Him bear your burden, carry all your load?Let Him have His way with thee. His power can make you what you ought to be;His blood can cleanse your heart and make you free;His love … Continue reading The Destructive Results of Self-Forgiveness
Anyone who has struggled to be good and holy knows how difficult the struggle can be. It is easier to conquer a fortified city than to conquer one’s own rebellious soul. As difficult as reformation is, the Word of God commands Christians to put to death the flesh. There is to be modification of sin. … Continue reading Mortification of the Flesh
“Unto the angel of the church of Ephesus write… Remember therefore from whence thou art fallen, and repent, and do the first works; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will remove thy candlestick [lampstand] out of his place, except thou repent” (Rev. 2:1, 5). As I study Revelation afresh, my attention has … Continue reading How Does the Lord Remove A Lampstand?
“Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord.”—Psalm 33:12 It was midnight, July 1, 1776, as Caesar Rodney rode hard in the rain, splashing through the mud on his way to Philadelphia where the Second Continental Congress was meeting. Despite the harsh weather and his own physical pain from a cancerous facial tumor, Rodney … Continue reading This is My Country