Category Archives: Salvation

A Special Antenna

As a Christian, I oftentimes get frustrated with people who just can’t seem to grasp spiritual issues. No matter how many Bible passages I cite, how many illustrations I use, or how eloquently I explain a subject, these folks simply … Continue reading

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The Oak Tree’s Fall

In the center of a town stood a giant oak tree. The tree had been planted there many decades earlier to mark the founding of the town. The tree was massive, and had proven that it could withstand any storm. … Continue reading

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Christmas & the Absent-Minded Professor

Donald L. Deffner, in his book¬†Seasonal Illustrations, tells the story of an absent-minded professor who tended to get so absorbed in his work that he forgot the simplest details. One morning his wife said to him, “Now Henry, remember,¬†we are … Continue reading

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Saving Belief

“Salvation” series (post #8) Jesus died on a Roman cross to pay the penalty for the sin debt that every individual owes to holy God. On the third day afterward, He arose from the dead. He then spent the next … Continue reading

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Jesus: The Final Blood Sacrifice

“Salvation” series (post #7) We are in a series on the all-important subject of salvation, and the last couple of posts have dealt with blood. One explained the theological concept of blood atonement, and the other one traced the offering … Continue reading

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The Need For a Blood Sacrifice

“Salvation” series (post #6) In our last post, we looked at the concept of blood atonement. That is the idea of the innocent (sinless) dying by way of the shedding of blood for the guilty (sinful). Adam and Eve were … Continue reading

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Blood Atonement

“Salvation” series (post #5) When Adam and Eve became sinners by eating of the forbidden fruit, God had all kinds of options as to how He could respond. He could give them a good scolding, pat them on the heads, … Continue reading

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