Category Archives: Salvation

For whatsoever is not of faith is sin.

What did the Apostle Paul mean when he wrote in his letter to the Romans, “for whatsoever is not of faith is sin?”  I believe he was trying to convey the idea that apart from faith we can not please God. All we do, all our good deeds, despite what lofty thoughts we may have, …

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How to recognize the wheat from the tares.

   In the 13th chapter of Matthew, Jesus gives a parable of wheat and tares. Matthew 13:24-30 Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man which sowed good seed in his field: 25 but while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went …

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How to know if you are saved.

  How can a person know for sure if they have been saved? Is there a complicated formula, or set of rules to observe, or adhere to, for a person to know with certainty they have been saved? I see this question come up quite often, and there seems to be a good deal of …

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Similarities between Paul’s shipwreck, and our Salvation.

I noticed several similarities between Paul’s shipwreck recorded in Acts chapter 27, and salvation that comes through our Lord Jesus, and faith in him.  Paul in this story, is being taken by soldiers with other prisoners, to be judged before Caesar. All men and women, small and great, will be brought before God, to be …

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How to keep God’s sabbath.

Jesus said not one jot or tittle shall pass from the law until all is fulfilled.   Exodus 20: 8 Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy. 9 Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work: 10 but the seventh day is the sabbath of the Lord thy God: in it thou shalt not do any …

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How do we get to heaven?

  Is it possible to go to heaven, or have eternal life with God, by following our conscience?  Can an atheist, or a member of a non christian religion have eternal life, according to the Holy Bible, and the words of Christ?  Many would think so, and apparently the Pope is among them. I have …

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Why did Jesus not destroy us all?

The Passover and Easter season are approaching, and I have been thinking more on the Lord’s suffering and crucifixion.  The Holy Bible indicates that Jesus was beaten for our healing, and crucified for our salvation.  1 Peter 2:24 24 Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being …

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Why did God respect Abel’s offering and not Cain’s?

The Bible says God had respect to Abel’s offering of the firstling of his flock, but had not respect to the offering of Cain when he offered the fruit of the ground.  Why would God make such a distinction? It might appear as if God is not just, and arbitrarily chooses to have respect or …

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Coexist

We have all seen the bumper sticker or logo that features all the religions of the world, and spells out the word, coexist.  This sounds like a wonderful, utopian idea. If only all the religions of the world could emphasize their similarities, and stop focusing on their differences, perhaps we could have peace and security. …

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You can be saved, Now!

God wants you to accept his free gift of salvation, right now.  You do not need to be in a certain frame of mind, or a particular place in life, all you have to do is ask and receive. It is also important to know, you do not have to be right with God to receive salvation. Do …

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