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
In a recent sermon by a pastor, he quoted Rev. 3:20 in line with a response to the gospel. Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and eat with him, and he with me. On many gospel tracts today, … Continue reading Only God Can Open The Door of A Sinner’s Heart
Over the weekend, in a WhatsApp discussion group I belong to, we welcomed a new member who had just joined the group. During the introductions, one group member, a personal friend, who also happened to be the one who introduced me to Reformed Theology introduced himself thus “I was born into a Christian family so … Continue reading Faith, Emotions and The Word of God.
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?
1 Corinthians 15:35-58 Recently, in a conversation with a friend, we spoke soberly about the universality of death and how all of us are confronted by its reality, whether great or small, young or old, male or female, rich or poor; we are all subjected to the power of this great enemy. With every passing … Continue reading The Resurrection Of The Body