Does the Holy Spirit make us perfect and righteous or does it influence us to be perfect and righteous? You may ask why this question is important. It is important because if it makes us perfect, "true believers" are more righteous than the rest. Not only are we not allowed to look down on other … Continue reading Does the Holy Spirit Bring Perfection?
If we understand only what is provided to us from doctrine, we put our faith in man, instead of God. God imprinted his law and knowledge of him on our hearts and minds. He did this so all men and women would know him and be drawn to him. Jeremiah 31:31-34 31 “The days are coming,” … Continue reading The Role of the Church
In every journey there is a destination. This is the place you wanted to end up before you started the Journey. The Christian Journey begins with accepting and believing in Jesus, and a willingness to change by agreeing to turn away from sin. The Christian Journey ends with Jesus. Along the Christian Journey we are … Continue reading The Christian Journey: The Destination – Jesus
In this final piece of dealing with obstacles, we look at the final obstacle, ourselves. We are often our own biggest obstacle because we like the feeling of doing what we want, what is comfortable, what is safe, and what is familiar to us. Our Christian Journey has one path to Jesus, but in this … Continue reading The Christian Journey: Dealing With Obstacles – Part 3: Ourselves
This post is going to be my written version of a bible study session regarding Romans 9. There are definitely disagreements among Christians on the significance and message of some of the things Paul writes in Romans chapter 8 and 9, but I don't think those disagreements should be as significant as they are. One … Continue reading Bible Study: Romans 9 – What to make of it?
Introduction There are Christians who believe many things that don't make sense to me. I'm trying to understand why they believe what they do. Did they come to believe it through study? I am sure they would make this claim. Have they been indoctrinated to believe it, through teaching from birth what they believe is … Continue reading The Flaws of Doctrine: The Chosen?
Recently I was asked some very difficult questions by an online friend. This friend has been a believer in Jesus, but is clearly doubting that was or is the right choice for them or anyone else. He asked me the following questions: Why should a person believe in any God? Why should a person believe … Continue reading Why Believe in a God and Become Christian?