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
In the recent past, in the Gambia, there was a big stir among many in Christian circles when a former clergy man announced his conversion to Islam on a national platform. This event doubtless re-ignited the age-old discussion, “does once saved mean forever saved?” – otherwise known in theology as the perseverance of the saints. … Continue reading Fake vs Genuine Conversion
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places, (Ephesians 1:3) The text above is the first of twelve verses – one long, elegant sentence in the Greek – within which Paul the apostle praises God for blessing the Ephesian … Continue reading Praise: Four Lessons From Paul
On the 9th of April, 2017, BBC News carried an interesting news article of a survey they commissioned. The headline reads: "Resurrection did not happen, say quarter of Christians". The survey claims that "A quarter of people who describe themselves as Christians in Great Britain do not believe in the resurrection of Jesus."¹ Responding, Reverend … Continue reading The Resurrection: Hoax or Historical?
Consider my first parents, Adam and Eve. Created perfect, and in the image of God. God’s communion to enjoy in the eve; In perfect peace and accord. Along comes the Tempter Foolishly, the fall. They hide from their maker: But He draws near, in spite, He provided a way out of it all. I was … Continue reading Inspite Of Me
The preaching of God’s grace in election has frequently been associated with antinomianism –the belief that those who are saved by grace through faith are released from the obligation of obeying the moral law. This is not new – there were some who misconstrued Apostle Paul’s teaching of Grace as a license to continue in … Continue reading Chosen, So What?
The biblical doctrine of election is arguably one of the most controversial doctrines in holy writ. Yet it is one of the doctrines Paul lays down soon after his preliminary remarks to the Ephesians. While some avoid it altogether, others have a problem “accepting” it, appealing to reasons such as it being unfair, or inconsistent … Continue reading Elected Unto Eternal Life