“And there came a leper to him, beseeching him, and kneeling down to him, and saying unto him, If thou wilt, thou canst make me clean. 41 And Jesus, moved with compassion, put forth his hand, and touched him, and saith unto him, I will; be thou clean. 42 And as soon as he had … Continue reading The Compassion of Christ
Because the Koran does not teach the doctrine of original sin, the Islamic view of sin is not alarming. To counteract a rather casual understanding of sin, the Christian must teach what Jesus said about sin in the Sermon on the Mount. Jesus taught that breaking the spirit of the Law is just as serious, … Continue reading Islam and Salvation
There are four major areas of conflict between Muslim theology and Christianity relating to the doctrine of God, the doctrine of man, the doctrine of Jesus Christ, and the doctrine of Scripture. According to the Koran, God created man in order to serve Him. There is a Master to servant relationship between God and man, … Continue reading Islam and Man the Sinner
Jesus, Why Did You Come? Luke 2:1-20 The year was 1809. The international scene was tumultuous. Napoleon was sweeping through Austria; blood was flowing freely. Nobody then cared about babies but the world was overlooking some terribly significant births. For example, William Gladstone was born that year. He was destined to become one of England's … Continue reading Jesus, Why Did You Come?
“For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live.” (Rom. 8:13) “Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, and covetousness, which is idolatry.” (Col. 3:5) The question arises, “How does … Continue reading The Holy Spirit as Mortifier
“But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar [purchased] people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light” (1 Peter 2:9). In contrast to those who have been appointed to be offended at Christ, are those individuals … Continue reading How Did I Come To Be Saved?
“For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” Romans 6:23 Tell others of what sin has done to the soul. Sin has come to rob the soul of fellowship with God. Sin has made it necessary to create a new vocabulary with words … Continue reading Tell Others About Sin