Category: Redemption

All Saved or All Offered Salvation?

I have been reading the writings of the Universalists and am trying to make sense of them, especially as they relate to the original languages. Without exception their writings abandon the Received Text and rest upon translation exceptions to make their case. By way of example this quote from the promo for “At the End ...

What Part of Complete Do We Not Understand?

(Col 2:6-10)  “As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk ye in him: {7} Rooted and built up in him, and stablished in the faith, as ye have been taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving. {8} Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after ...

A Death Knell of Calvinism?

This study is for those who have been fooled by those who would teach a Calvinistic theology and for those who are actively standing against this heresy. • It is heresy because it denies the blood atonement by limiting its scope.• It is heresy because it makes God responsible for sin.• It is heresy because ...

A Brief Statement of Faith

The Bible 2 Tim 3:16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:17 That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works (2 Peter 1:19-21) “We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do ...

Mike Moriarty’s “Christ: My All in All”

How about some spiritual comfort food via my fellow MAD BAD podcaster, Mike Moriarty? He once put this list together, which you can also download as a Word doc. over here at our website along with a few other grace goodies. Mike totally rocks. -Joel —————————————————————— “Christ in you, the hope of glory” (Col. 1:27) ...

Satan vs. God

After the temptation in the garden of Eden and the fall of mankind into sin, you have this fascinating back-and-forth in a spiritual warfare between God and Satan. When man fell into sin (Gen. 3), God by His grace sought man out, sacrificed animals, clothed them with skins, and told Satan that a redeemer would ...

An Endless Supply of Grace

Grace is an incredible thing. It is freely given by the Lord, and should be freely received, and utilized, by the Believer. It is the source of our strength; the very energy of our lives. I know that right now you are thinking of a wonderful old hymn. The “Wonderful Grace of Jesus” is something ...

That Epic J.C. O’Hair Poem

THE GOD OF ALL GRACE “The God of all grace” is a wonderful name:What a privilege it is, His grace to proclaim;To tell forth the gospel at home and abroad,To teach guilty sinners the great love of God. How He planned it in heaven, to send from aboveHis bosom Companion, the Son of His love,To ...

Paul’s Autobiography – In His Own Words!

What you’ll be reading below is Paul giving his life story in his own words taken entirely from verses in his epistles or the book of Acts. Every word he speaks is a Bible verse, and any alterations to the text are in [brackets]. This is a rewritten and expanded version of J.C. O’Hair’s attempt ...

The Godhead

One of my favorites studies this year was on the triune Godhead. I walked away concluding that the whole idea of God as 3-in-1 is really not so hard to comprehend. Yes, I’m serious. They are separate. They are equal, and yet, they also operate as one unit. They are 3 operating as 1. Everything ...

Holy Water?

Do you know how so-called “holy water” is made? I stumbled upon an article recently that laid bare the secret process of making “holy water”. Are you ready? A Catholic priest by the name of Richard Tomlinson first explained, “Well, Holy Water is water that has been blessed by a priest, though other clergy (such ...

101 Spiritual Blessings The Moment We Believed

We are “justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus.” (Rom 3:24, Tit 3:7) We are “justified by faith without the deeds of the law.” (Rom 3:28, Rom 5:1) Our “faith is counted for righteousness.” (Rom 4:5) We “have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.” (Rom 5:1) We ...

The Ultimate Expression

In that horrific scene of Christ hanging on that cross, we find the ultimate expression of both hatred and love, of sin and grace. Christ hanging on that cross was the most vile display of evil, the worst conceivable expression, of man’s hatred against God. However, from God’s perspective, Christ hanging on that cross was ...

“Baptized Into His Death” Part 1

Rom 6:1  What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound? Once we hear the gospel of our salvation and believe in Jesus Christ to justify us unto eternal life, we now have a righteous standing in the sight of God, we have now been redeemed, and declared righteous, and ...

James 2:26 “Faith Without Works Is Dead ALSO”

Jas 2:24  Ye see then how that by works a man is justified, and not by faith only. Jas 2:25  Likewise also was not Rahab the harlot justified by works, when she had received the messengers, and had sent them out another way? Jas 2:26  For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is ...

One Gospel?

Many times, zealous Christians will make statements such as “There is only one gospel in the Bible” or “The prophets, apostles and true Christians today all preach the same thing.”  Thankfully, many of these individuals do rightly understand that the shed blood of Christ is the only means by which sinners can be justified before God today, and we ...

Jesus Christ, Raised from the Dead

2 Timothy 2:8 – Remember that Jesus Christ of the seed of David was raised from the dead according to my gospel: The resurrection of Christ is a truth that is based both upon faith and history. The historical events that led to the crucifixion of Jesus, His subsequent entombment and bodily resurrection the third ...

God’s Friends and God’s Enemies

Rom. 5:8, 10 – But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us…when we were enemies… The gospel of the grace of God declared to us wrath worthy Gentiles is a marvel beyond our natural comprehension. Scarcely for a righteous man will one die: yet peradventure ...

The Light on the Tree

John 8:12 – Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.  John 9:5 – As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world.  Acts 5:30 – The ...

Caring for His Wounds

Isa. 53:5 – But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities… In Isa. 53, the prophet is outlaying the means by which the redemption of Jehovah’s nation would be accomplished.  Per the terms of the law contract, the nation’s transgressions had yielded the bitter fruit of covenantal chastening, and their ...