I’ve been sitting on this for at least a week now. This is primarily link-heavy because many have put a lot of effort into showing us the fruits of people who claim to represent Christ, so I just insert their links for your convenience to see their comments.
As I was going through the many links and observing all sorts of shocking things, I realized this can quickly get tiring because of all the rabbit holes and studies that can be started from each link. Here’s the thing: Anyone that claims to be a “Gospel” singer should be addressing the “Gospel” somewhere in their message. I should hear something about sin, repentance, Jesus Christ, salvation, worship to the True God, etc. Continue reading
There are multiple verses in the Bible that speak about baptism. Believers recognize and keep two primary ordinances – water baptism and communion. Water baptism is a public declaration of an inward working. When a person is converted, he is made alive in Christ (born again) while his old self dies (not literally). He is a new creature in Christ. Baptism is a total immersion. The man being baptized symbolically dies to his old self going into the water and comes up new in Christ. People are often encouraged to get baptized shortly after salvation. If a person does not get baptized, is he really saved? Continue reading
For more than a year, I wondered if it was possible to lose your salvation based on different arguments I heard. I listened to both sides and would believe one for a while then go to the other camp. While I was studying the different religions that changed the gospels, I noticed one underlying theme: You must do something yourself in order to be saved. Jesus went to the cross to offer salvation, but somehow we have to do something so we don’t lose it.
Can you lose your salvation? – No. Continue reading
Feminism. What is it?! I’ve visited pieces of this topic over the past two years, listened to videos, gone to websites, looked into history, and for the life of me still have no clear definition of what it is since the people involved kind of decide what they believe or don’t believe. (Too bad they don’t have the Bible, which never changes to help them figure out what they should be doing.)
Okay. After wading through all the gobbledy-gook on feminist.com, I found this small paragraph. “Breaking down that one very basic definition, feminism has three components. It is a movement, meaning a group working to accomplish specific goals. Those goals are Continue reading
“12 For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.” – Heb 4:12
No one can hear the Word of God and not be affected. First aid instructions tell us not to remove certain objects such as knives that have pierced us because our bodies have already started to try to heal around the place of impact. When we withdraw the blade, the blood comes out more because the blade is no longer forming a seal at the place of injury. The Word of God cuts on both sides going in and cuts on both sides going out. It’s going to have an impact whether we see the immediate results or not! Continue reading
I know people have some preconceived ideas about what the Bible says or what I will say, but I ask you to remember this verse: “13 He that answereth a matter before he heareth it, it is folly and shame unto him.”– Prov 18:13
I have been having this discussion for the past 6 years. The last 3, in particular, I’ve been involved in long discussions that have continued for more than one week on one thread. I don’t mind discussing, but the attacking, insults, and accusations that those of us with a permanence understanding of marriage are “legalistic,” condemning, or have no understanding of grace is just childish and unsupported. I understand this topic is major and is a sensitive area for those involved, Continue reading
Sabellius (3rd century heretic) started a teaching that God was one Person, not three and that the Father appeared in three modes/manifestations but was the only Person in the Godhead.
Enter the “Jesus Only” Movement
1913 – Sabellianism revived and updated – R. E. McAlister told people they were to baptize in the name of “Jesus only” (based on Acts 2:38) and not in the name of the “Father, Son and Holy Ghost” (as instructed by Jesus in Matt 28:19). During this time, early teachers of this belief stated that Jesus is God but appeared as the Father, Son and Holy Ghost during different times of the Bible. Continue reading