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
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). I once heard a preacher remark on the opening verse to his congregants, “Your mansion you’ve been waiting for is in the heavenly places. You simply have to pull … Continue reading Spiritual Blessings in Heavenly Places
Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us – for it is written, “Cursed is everyone who is hanged on a tree”—so that in Christ Jesus the blessing of Abraham might come to the Gentiles , so that by faith we might receive the promise of the Spirit.” … Continue reading The Blessing Of Abraham
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