If the one claiming benefit of clergy could read a passage from the Bible (usually Psalm 51 – David’s confession of sin) without stammering he would be set free even if evidence against him was overwhelming.
The question here isn’t whether one who has been reconciled to God could succumb to temptation and sin again, but whether one whose heart had, as Calvinism alleges, been once miraculously regenerated must now plead for another “regenerated” heart!
How many times have we seen in the Lord's church where members cannot put someone's past behind them, even when they've changed their ways, confessed their sins to their brethren, and moved ahead in their spiritual walk?
This week, we consider the natural result of true faith: a desire to change.
In the true religion of Christ, there is one dynamic which fuels the entire system – forgiveness. Forgiveness from the Lord – without this assurance, we are hopeless.
Salvation is open for everyone, regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, social class, income, education, or political affiliation. However, we cannot rely solely on our own good works, because we could not be saved without the grace and mercy of God. This week, let us look at the “good news” of salvation.
The other day, I stumbled across a meme that epitomized a severe disconnect with the Biblical definition of love. Now granted, I believe I understand the intent of the message, and in some sense, actually agree with it. After all, we do err in thinking anything in the list above will do anyone any good [...]