Salvation Category

12 Things That Happen the Moment You Are Born-Again

Being a true Christian is not something you can visibly see. It is an internal, spiritual reality that evidences itself over the course of time. Just because someone says they are a Christian doesn’t mean they are, but for those who truly are born again, they enjoy several immediate (and amazing!) benefits. Your sins are […]

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You Owe God $10 Billion

Jesus is a master storyteller. Much of his teaching about God and the kingdom of heaven comes in the form of parables—little stories that pack a big punch. In Matthew chapter 18, we encounter one such parable on the subject of forgiveness. [21] Peter came up and said to him, “Lord, how often will my […]

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What Will Heaven Be Like? (Considered From a Different Angle)

The question What will heaven be like? can be answered a number of ways. We could discuss what the physical place might be like from the Bible’s selective portraits, such as golden streets and a city where God and redeemed people reside together. We could talk about what doesn’t exist in heaven, such as death or mourning or pain. We […]

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The 12 Works of Jesus

When people talk about the core of Christianity, the phrase that is sometimes used to describe it is “the person and work of Jesus”. The person of Jesus refers to who he is (son of God, Messiah, Redeemer), while the work of Jesus refers to what he has done. Though more could be added, here are […]

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Keep This In Mind When You Say “Only God Can Judge Me”

You’ve heard it said before: You can’t judge me…Only God can judge me! Usually this line is spouted off when someone feels they are being unfairly criticized by another. It is used as a defense mechanism, a clever comeback that sounds quite spiritual but in reality is simply being wielded as a weapon against others who have […]

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5 Misconceptions About Calvinism

I grew up as a Christian with basically no exposure at all to the understanding of salvation that many people call Calvinism. When I first came across it, I thought it was borderline crazy. At first, it was so obvious to me that Calvinism was a system of false teaching that I rejected it outright […]

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The Two Wills of God

As I have sought to better understand the Bible, one of the most significant theological discoveries I have made is in regards to how I understand the will of God. The Bible refers to God’s will, either explicitly or implicitly, perhaps hundreds of times. It has been noted over the years by theologians that the […]

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Saved By God, From God, To God, For God

One of the things that has caused me to grow in my faith the most is having a clearer picture of salvation. The saving of sinners is the pinnacle display of God’s grace and power and love, and is the central subject of worship among believers. Therefore, to grasp the workings of God in saving […]

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