Category Archives: Doctrine

Once Saved Always Saved

There are a few Bible passages that, upon first glance, seem to indicate that a Christian can lose his salvation. For example, Hebrews 6:4-6 speaks of the possibility that those who were “once enlightened” and have “tasted the heavenly gift” … Continue reading

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Did God the Father Beget Jesus?

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish but have everlasting life. (John 3:16, K.J.V.) The Bible is a book filled with genealogies and begetting. Its first … Continue reading

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Christ’s Teachings Don’t Save Us

In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace. (Ephesians 1:7, N.K.J.V.) One Sunday morning a pastor preached about Christ’s crucifixion. The sermon featured graphic detail about how Christ’s literal … Continue reading

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Having the Indwelling Holy Spirit

1 John series: (post #9) How many professing Christians are there in the world today? Figures place the number at approximately 2.3 billion. That’s 31% of the world’s population, and that makes Christians the most numerically dominant religious group in … Continue reading

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How a Man Named Jeconiah Affects the Christmas Story

Josiah begot Jeconiah and his brothers about the time they were carried away to Babylon. And after they were brought to Babylon, Jeconiah begot Shealtiel, and Shealtiel begot Zerubbabel. (Matthew 1:11-12, N.K.J.V.) Shortly following the death of King Solomon, the … Continue reading

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Why Don’t All Christians Believe the Same Way?

People wonder how sincere Christians can come to such different opinions in regards to what the Bible teaches. Why are there so many denominations? Why are there so many Christian groups? Why are there so many offshoots? Why are there … Continue reading

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The Separation Over Wrong Doctrine

“Right Doctrine For Right Living” series: (post #6) Let’s say that your pastor goes to the pulpit one Sunday morning and announces that he no longer believes that Jesus died on the cross. Or let’s say that he preaches a … Continue reading

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The Sensibility Required Regarding Doctrine

“Right Doctrine For Right Living” series: (post #5) There are certain doctrinal teachings that are absolutely fundamental to authentic Christianity. Stating the matter bluntly, if you don’t believe these doctrines you can’t be a Christian. The hard part, however, is … Continue reading

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The Scope of Wrong Doctrine

“Right Doctrine for Right Living” series: (post #4) How wide is the scope of wrong doctrine? Phrasing the question another way, just how prevalent is wrong doctrine? The answer is that scripture indicates that wrong doctrine is everywhere. The Bible … Continue reading

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The Significance of Right Doctrine

“Right Doctrine for Right Living” series (post #3) The Christian realm today is dominated by an attitude known as ecumenicalism. Since I realize that’s a big, scary word, let me define it for you. Ecumenicalism is the attitude that says … Continue reading

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