It is for freedom Christ has set us free

The lamb was slain before Adam ever sinned. ⏸ Pause ⏸ Breath in… Now breath out. Say after me… The lamb was slain before sin was committed. The blood of Jesus was not shed physically… It was shed spiritually – before the world was ever created. What happened on the cross is only a physical […]

Chastening of the Lord

Chastening of the Lord   Question: “What does it mean to be chastened? How does God chasten us?” Answer: Hebrews 12:6 says, “For whom the Lord loves he chastens, and scourges every son whom he receives” (KJV). Another word for “chasten” is “discipline.” The passage goes on to quote Proverbs 3:11-12, which says, “My son, […]

Heresy Of Sinless Perfectionism

Heresy Of Sinless Perfectionism In this article, we will be discussing the heresy of sinless perfectionism. It is impossible to be sinless at any time on our Christian walk of faith. Who could claim to be perfect when we look at what God calls perfection? We are trapped in unreedemed flesh and when we compare […]

Understanding Suicide.Is Suicide a Sin?

UNDERSTANDING SUICIDE – IS SUICIDE A SIN? Why Suicide Happens Our world can be scary. We turn on the news and the growing threats of war, expanding poverty and social issues barrage Christian believers and non-believers alike. On top of that, many of us are faced with deep personal problems. Struggling bank accounts, stress and […]

Sinning brother/sister,What we should do?

I have a friend who is a Christian, but he is practicing a certain sin and doesn’t care, or want to stop it. Should I continue to be friends with this person? By: Steve Shirley A: If a Christian brother or sister is sinning and isn’t willing to confess it and repent, the Bible makes […]

Apostasy And Eternal Security

How does a person who believes in eternal security explain the word “apostasy?” By: Steve Shirley A: How this word is explained, of course, depends on whether one believes in eternal security or not, as I suspect you already know. Does it refer to a Christian who was saved and is now lost, or does […]

Rebelling?What then?

I have a friend who is completely rebelling against God, but thinks it is ok because God will forgive it anyway. What should I say? By: Steve Shirley A: The word “rebel,” or a form of it, is used in the Bible 98 times. When a person “rebels,” it simply means that they refuse to […]

For whom the Lord loves He chastens

For whom the Lord loves He chastens   Heb 12:6  For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth.  Chastening does not always lead to repentance It is clear from the Bible that chastening does not always equal repentance and improvement, but this is still the aim with the chastening. We […]

Romans 7-New Man v Old Man

ROMANS 7 Romans 7:1-6 gives a Marriage Illustration to demonstrate why God’s Grace does not compromise God’s Law. Romans 7:7-13 describes how the Flesh distorts the Law using the Covetousness of Paul and the Pharisees to illustrate how Legalism works. Romans 7:14-25 describes how the Laws of Sin and Death work in the Flesh under […]

Chastening And Rewards

Handbook of Personal Evangelism by Dr. A. Ray Stanford Chapter III Chastening and Rewards Yes! Eternal life is guaranteed to all believers, but never make the mistake of thinking Christians can live as they please. They cannot. They can try, but God will not allow it. This should be made very clear as you witness. […]

EVIDENCES & RESULTS OF SANCTIFIED AFFLICTION

EVIDENCES & RESULTS OF SANCTIFIED AFFLICTION By John Angell James “Behold, blessed is the one whom God reproves; therefore despise not the discipline of the Almighty!” (Job 5:17) “Before I was afflicted I went astray—but now I keep Your word. It is good for me that I was afflicted—that I might learn Your statutes. I […]

Who’s The Biggest Sinner?

  Who’s The Biggest Sinner? By David J. Stewart “For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all.” —James 2:10        Who’s the biggest sinner? I am! You are! We all are! WE HAVE SINNED! Put down your stones you self-righteous hypocrites! It is human nature […]

Consequences of Sin in the Believer

The born again child of God has “everlasting consolation through grace” (2 Th. 2:16), but this does not mean he can live as he pleases. Those who don’t believe in eternal security say that this doctrine makes it easy for the believer to sin, but this is because they don’t understand the Bible’s doctrine of […]

Repentance Unto Life

Twenty year-old Edmund Botsford lingered uncertainly at the gate of the Charleston Baptist meetinghouse one Sunday in 1765. As the church’s members streamed past him to their seats, a conflict raged within: should he stay or should he go? Born in Woodburn, Bedfordshire, England, in 1745, and orphaned by age seven, Botsford had bounced between […]

HAVE YOU DIED TO SIN?

HAVE YOU DIED TO SIN? January 16, 2001 Download T. A. McMahon: Thanks, Gary.  You are listening to Search the Scriptures Daily, a program in which we encourage all who desire to know God’s truth to look to God’s Word for all that is essential for salvation and living one’s life in a way that […]

Victory over Sin

VICTORY OVER SIN August 1, 1989 Torn between their sincere desire to serve and honor their Lord and the inner turmoil of fleshly lusts and the seductive pull of worldly pleasures and honors, many Christians struggle to live for Christ. For them, Christianity involves great effort, little joy, much frustration and disillusionment, and the loss […]

Holiness: the False and the True

Holiness: the False and the True Harry Ironside: My Conversion to God” “It is my desire, in dependence on the Lord, to write a faithful record, so far as memory now serves me, of some of God’s dealings with my soul and my strivings after the experience of holiness, during the first six years of […]

Addressing Those Scriptures that suggest Salvation can be lost

Eternal Security Of The Believer By Dr. Harry Ironside FOREWORD This brief work consists of a message delivered in the D. L. Moody Memorial Church on a Lord’s Day morning and the substance of two Friday meetings when questions were submitted and then answered from the platform. Careful editing might have eliminated everything that looks […]

Necessity of backsliding

The Necessity of Backsliding by David J. Stewart | January 2017 Proverbs 24:16, “For a just man falleth seven times, and riseth up again: but the wicked shall fall into mischief.”        I have a wonderful book (no longer available) authored by Attorney David Gibbs Jr. from 1994, featuring brief interviews with Pastor Jack Hyles. […]

And such were some of you BUT you are washed-

And Such Were Some Of You . . . But Ye Are Washed!!! By David J. Stewart | May 2014 | Updated May 2017 1st Corinthians 6:9-11, “Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves […]

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