Category: The Gospel of Christ

Ye Have the Poor With You Always

And Jesus said, Let her alone; why trouble ye her? she hath wrought a good work on me. For ye have the poor with you always, and whensoever ye will ye may do them good: but me ye have not always. – Mark 14:6-7 KJV One of the biggest trends happening in the church is ...

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 ...

D.E.A.D!

The major focus in so much of what is called Christianity today (The magazine is indeed a correct representative of Christianity Today) is focused on me, myself, and I, rather than on Christ Jesus.  One of the most popular teachers / authors is Joel Osteen, whose bestselling book, “Your Best Life Now” continues to be ...

The Godly Design Of His Word

Rom 1:10  Making request, if by any means now at length I might have a prosperous journey by the will of God to come unto you. Rom 1:11  For I long to see you, that I may impart unto you some spiritual gift, to the end ye may be established; Rom 1:12  That is, that I may ...

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 ...

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 ...

Godliness: Doing Things God’s Way Part 1

2Th 3:3  But the Lord is faithful, who shall stablish you, and keep you from evil.  2Th 3:4  And we have confidence in the Lord touching you, that ye both do and will do the things which we command you.  2Th 3:5  And the Lord direct your hearts into the love of God, and into ...

The Reproving Of The Corinthians

1Co 1:4  I thank my God always on your behalf, for the grace of God which is given you by Jesus Christ;  1Co 1:5  That in every thing ye are enriched by him, in all utterance, and in all knowledge;  1Co 1:6  Even as the testimony of Christ was confirmed in you:  Paul begins his ...

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 ...

The “Proving” And “Reproving” Benefit Of The Word Of God

Rom 12:1  I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. Rom 12:2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and ...

Saul of Tarsus

When we come to Paul in the word of God, we are well into the narrative of God’s work with man in time, for it is not until the seventh chapter of the book of Acts that we encounter this individual that, at the time, was known as Saul (Acts 7:58).  From the record of ...

Mankind’s Only Hope

Eph. 2:4-5 – But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us, Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;) One thing that is clear in God’s word is that mankind’s only hope is the grace of God.  Strip ...

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 ...

Many Offences Unto Justification

Romans 5:16 – And not as it was by one that sinned, so is the gift:  for the judgment was by one to condemnation, but the free gift is of many offences unto justification. In Romans 5, Paul the apostle delineates the security of the “hope” that we have in Christ.  Having expounded the fundamentals ...