Category Archives: Belief

No, We Don’t Preach “Easy Believism”

Baptists frequently get labeled with the accusation that we preach “easy believism.”  People say, “C’mon, there must be more to getting saved than praying a simple prayer in which you ask Jesus to be your Savior.” My response to that … Continue reading

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Heavenly Abodes

In John 14:1-3, we find some very well known words from Jesus. The old King James translation of those words reads: Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father’s house are … Continue reading

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Dead In Sin or Dead To Sin?

One little word can make a big difference. A Biblical example of this is found in the salvation experience. The difference is between the words “in” and “to.” Ephesians 2:1-5 and Colossians 2:13 teach that each of us was born … Continue reading

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The Great War: Soldiers Enlisted

Series: “The Great War” (post #2) Satan and God are at war. They have been since at least Genesis chapter 3. Despite the fact that this greatest of all wars is supernatural, the results it produces are the same as … Continue reading

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A Night in the Barn

One day a young boy committed a very serious offense. When the boy’s strict father heard about it, he said to the boy, “Son, no one can commit such an act and still sleep under my roof. You must spend … Continue reading

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Did Jesus Believe the Opening Chapters of Genesis?

I can’t think of any section of the Bible that is as doubted, maligned, and ridiculed as the opening chapters of Genesis. There are even some professing Christians who claim to love Jesus while doing interpretative backflips around the straightforward … Continue reading

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Becoming a Citizen of Christ’s Kingdom

Series: “Christ’s Kingdom” (post #3) For our citizenship is in heaven, from which we also eagerly wait for the Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ… (Philippians 3:20, N.K.J.V.) Now, therefore, you are no longer strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens with … Continue reading

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