In the previous article, we established that not all conversions are genuine -- not all that glitters is gold. In this second part, we will go on to see the permanent characteristics of genuine conversion as we can glean from Scriptures. Counterfeit Conversions In dealing with non-genuine conversions, one can distinguish between two kinds: temporal … Continue reading Fake vs Genuine Conversion II
If there is any text in the Bible that startles so many professing Christians in evangelicalism today, it is Matthew 7:21-23. Before we proceed, it is important to note the context of the text. First, Matthew 7 is the conclusion of the glorious sermon on the mount. Matthew 7 begins with Christ talking about judging … Continue reading “Lord, Lord…”
As a sequel, this is the third and final in a three part series; Psalm 25: Praying A Psalm. Previously, we looked at Prayer For Guidance and Prayer For Protection. Today's title is Prayer For Forgiveness of Sin. Remember your mercy, O LORD, and your steadfast love, for they have been from of old. Remember not the … Continue reading Prayer For Forgiveness of Sin
Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed (1 Peter 2:24KJV). Many have twisted this text to preach a health and wealth gospel. But that is a great error. We are no where … Continue reading Healed And Restored
It has become common phenomenon recently. Pictures of preachers or handkerchiefs from them or better still ‘holy water’ or anointing oil they have "blessed" are sold at exorbitant prices to congregants with the assertion that purchasing such items constitutes an act of faith. The believers in these "anointed" items consequently keep them close to their … Continue reading Christianity or Superstition?
You may have heard of the teaching by some today that sin has been eliminated from the believer’s life as a result of the redemptive work of Christ on the cross of Calvary. These hold that believers have no need to confess their sins (even when they do sin). To such, sanctification is merely a … Continue reading This Body of Sin
A woman from Samaria came to draw water. Jesus said to her, “Give me a drink.(John 4:7). It was a normal day. "A woman from Samaria came to draw water" But this turned out not to be a normal day after all because her life was transformed forever. Water is life they say. But it is … Continue reading The Water Of Life
For this reason, because I have heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love toward all the saints, I do not cease to give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers,” (Ephesians 1:15-16). If you are asked to name two attributes that best describe a Christian, what would it be? What … Continue reading Faith and Love: Proofs of New Life
There were four of us, two Hindus, a supposed Christian and myself. The conversation was intense and awkward at the same time, you could cut the tension with a knife. The topic was: "are all religions the same?" As usual my Hindu friends were of the view that all religions are the same, and … Continue reading Is Jesus The Only Way?
Romans 10:3-9 Jesus paid it all, All to Him I owe; Sin had left a crimson stain, He washed it white as snow. ~ Elvina M. Hall; 1865 Imagine this scenario with me. A man who owes the creditors a huge sum of money is dragged before the court. He admits that even if all his … Continue reading Jesus Paid It All