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|

When you’re preparing for a crusade where everyone coming is an unbeliever, what type of message will be suitable to win them for Jesus Christ?

When I witness, I begin by explaining that most likely they have heard Satan’s lies about Christianity. These lies keep people from becoming a Christian.  For example, there is the lie stating when you die, you either go to heaven or hell.  This is not taught in the Bible.  What is taught is that there […]

June 16th, 2018|Salvation and Ransom|

What is the gospel? Does the gospel have power? What is that power?

The gospel is defined in Galatians 3:8, “Scripture foresaw that God would justify the Gentiles by faith, and announced the gospel in advance to Abraham: “All nations will be blessed through you.” In other words, the gospel (literally meaning, “good news”) is the promise that all people will be blessed through Abraham's seed. The angel […]

If Jesus is God, why did he let people insult him? and how can God be killed on the cross?

Scriptures are quoted from the New International Version Bible, unless otherwise noted.

First, consider Jesus' relationship to God.  Jesus Christ is the Son of God, "His only begotten Son" (John 3:16 NASB).  Jesus was with God before coming to earth. Jesus said, "I came from the Father and entered the world; now I am… going back […]

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