In Eph. 1:9,10 Paul makes a statement regarding the mystery which has baffled many students of the Word:
“Having made known unto us the mystery of His will, according to His good pleasure which He hath purposed in Himself:
“That in the dispensation of the fulness of times He
Before a person can be saved he must, of course, know about sin and salvation and must give mental assent to what the Bible says about these things. He must agree that Christ died for man’s sins.
But while intellectual faith is a good start, it is not enough … ➡
“In hope of eternal life, which GOD, WHO CANNOT LIE, PROMISED…” (Tit. 1:2).
In the Mediterranean Sea there lies an island which in Paul’s day had a very bad reputation. It’s name is Crete. To Titus, a pastor sent to evangelize the inhabitants, the Apostle Paul wrote: “One of … ➡
“Great peace have they which love thy law: and nothing shall offend them” (Psalm 119:165).
“Friends” come and go. Spouses come and go. Health comes and goes. Financial stability comes and goes. Life comes and goes. Dear readers, sin divides, destroys, and dissolves what we hold close to us. … ➡
“Even as David also describeth the blessedness of the man unto whom God imputeth righteousness without works, saying, Blessed are they whose iniquities are forgiven, and whose sins are covered. Blessed is the man to whom the Lord will not impute sin” (Rom. 4:6-8).
Obviously David knew no more … ➡
Never let the devil deceive you into supposing that God planned sin as “a gracious means to a glorious end,” for then salvation from sin would be simple justice, not grace. No, you cannot legitimately charge God with your sin. It is to the guilty, the undeserving, far and … ➡
The Results of Disobedience
The Church, even the true Church of believers in Christ, is doubtless larger today than it has ever been. Yet it is weak and sick, confused and divided.
Many feel that the causes of the Church’s low spiritual state are: failure to live separated lives, … ➡
“[Having] believed, ye were sealed with that Holy Spirit of promise” (Eph. 1:13).
Of all the wonderful Scripture passages on the eternal security of the believer in Christ, this is perhaps the most blessed of all.
“[Having] heard the Word of truth you believed,” says the Apostle, and “[having] … ➡