What is Jesus’ baptism and how does it relate to salvation?

After Jesus received water baptism and after He received the Holy Spirit, He said, "But I have a baptism to be baptized with, and how distressed I am till it is accomplished!" Luke 12:50 (NKJV). What baptism was this? It was the complete death of His will and His body. Hebrews 10:7, "Then I said, […]

Why could God not forgive Adam and Eve after He chased them from the Garden of Eden?

God acts on the principles which define His very character: justice, love, power, and wisdom. The Psalmist says in Psalm 89:14 “Justice and judgment are the habitation of thy throne: mercy and truth shall go before thy face”. The foundation of God’s law is justice. Justice operates with mercy, but justice must also be met.

When […]

December 13th, 2018|Bible and Bible Characters, God, Faith, Salvation and Ransom|

Does the Bible teach us to convert the world into Christianity?

Our Lord commanded no one to go out and "convert" the world.  We are told to evangelize, that is, to preach the gospel into all the world. (Matthew 16:15)  However, this preaching of the gospel does not mean conversion. 

Presently, Satan is blinding mankind. 2 Corinthians 4:4, “the god of this world hath blinded the minds […]

November 29th, 2018|Future Prophecies, Salvation and Ransom|

What is God`s plan?

There are four main points in God’s plan:

1. Through the permission of evil, God's intelligent creation will learn the results of disobedience and sin. 
2. God will provide a way for the recovery of mankind and grant the willing an opportunity for everlasting life. This recovery is through the all atoning sacrifice of Jesus Christ.
3. From among […]

In Philippians 2:12, what is meant by "work out your salvation with fear and trembling?"

Philippians 2:12,13 reads: “Therefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling; for it is God who works in you both to will and to do for His good pleasure.”​

We receive salvation by grace […]

September 28th, 2018|Christian Character and Conduct, Salvation and Ransom|

If grace happened when Jesus died on the cross, what happened to everyone else in the Old Testament when they died?

The world of mankind includes all children of Adam – whether born before or after Jesus’ sacrifice. When father Adam sinned, he and all mankind were condemned to death. “One man’s trespass led to condemnation for all men,” Romans 5:18 (RSV).

What is the death which all mankind suffer? It is a state of oblivion – […]

September 15th, 2018|Resurrection, Eternal life and Immortality, Salvation and Ransom|

Do gays and lesbians get a life with God as they are?

Practicing homosexuality is forbidden in the Bible. (Leviticus 20:13)  Our hearts go out to those struggling with these feelings. Those dear ones will need to lead a celibate life. (Please recognize: many heterosexuals are also celibate. Celibacy is practiced for a variety of different reasons.)​

However, all of us are sinners and Jesus died for every […]

September 7th, 2018|Christian Character and Conduct, Salvation and Ransom|

When Jesus was crucified, were His Godhood and Manhood killed? or only his Manhood?

We will define godhood as the state of being a god, just as manhood is the state of being a man. When Jesus was born, he was only and fully a perfect man. Nowhere in the Bible does it teach that Jesus was part god and part man.

Hebrews 10:5-10, "Therefore, when He came into the […]

August 11th, 2018|Jesus’ Life, Teachings, and Death, Salvation and Ransom|

How do we answer pre-believers who say all religions are the same?

Many religions are the same! Their gods take only a fraction of mankind to heaven. The great majority of mankind are condemned to eons of suffering either here on earth through reincarnation or in hell. These gods have supposedly created a great and beautiful universe but populated it with lost, sinful souls.​

Most Christian religions are […]

July 13th, 2018|Religions, Salvation and Ransom|

Why are we saved and left here on Earth?

Part 1: What did God originally promise man? And from what did Jesus save us?

In Genesis chapter 3, Adam was promised a blessed life on earth. However, God also promised disobedience would bring death to Adam (and us, through Adam). When Adam disobeyed, he began the process of dying. Life became extremely difficult with many troubles.  […]

July 4th, 2018|Salvation and Ransom|